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      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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      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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      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 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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      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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        A Chart of North and South America, Including the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, with the Nearest Coasts of Europe, Africa, and Asia. Chart Containing Part of the Icy Sea with the Adjacent Coast of Asia and America. Chart Comprizing Greenland with the Countries and Islands About Baffin's Bay and Part of Hudson's Bay. [Original Hand-Coloured 1775 Map Sheet 1 Only].

      Robert Sayer & J. Bennett, Fleet Street, London - 1775, First sheet of a three part 1775 map. () Very good. 20" X 45" (51 X 115 cm). Original map on thick paper which consists of two parts which have been attached at the center. Several verticle creases from being once folded into an atlas. Slight soiling. A few small closed tears at edges. Top left corner trimmed slightly. Hand colouring along outlines of land masses in yellow and green. Copper engraving hand-coloured with water colour. A beautiful map with fine detailing. This is the top portion only of a three part atlas map. Printed beneath title above Baffin's Bay is a comparative table showing comparisons of observations of exact geographic locations with dates and names of observers. Printed beneath "Northern Ocean" is a table of "Latitudes observed by Captn. Behring on the Coast of Siberia." Thomas Jefferys (c.a. 1710-1771) was one of the most significant English cartographers of the eighteenth century. Working as an engraver, geographer and publisher, he created some of the most important English and American maps of his day. He was appointed Geographer to Frederick Prince of Wales in 1748 and later served as Geographer to George III. One of his first maps is a "Plan of London and Westminster" (1732). This map is from "The American Atlas". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        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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