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        The American Atlas: or, A Geographical Description of the Whole Continent of America. Wherein Are Delineated at Large, Its Several Regions, Countries, States, and Islands; and Chiefly the British Colonies

      London: Printed and Sold by R. Sayer and J. Bennett, Map and Print Sellers, 1775. First edition. Maps in fine condition, clean, crisp and clear with no foxing or browning. Folio (approx. 21-7/8 x 15-3/4 inches).

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        Amérique septentrionale dressée sur les relations plus moderne des voyageurs et navigateurs?

      Incisione in rame, colorata, 493x588. Tratta da " Atlas Universel ". Buon esemplare con piccoli restauri in basso ed in alto alla piega centrale. Copperplate, coloured, 493x588. From " Atlas Universel ". Good example, minimal tears restored at upper and bottom centrefold.

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        Don Pedro Escolano de Arrieta, Secretario de Camara del Rey nuestro Señor, y de Gobierno del Consejo, por lo tocante à los Reynos de la Corona de Aragon. CERTIFICO, que ante los Señores del Consejo, y por la Escribania de la Camara, y de Gobierno, de mi cargo pende un Expediente Consultivo con motivo de las diferencias que han ocurrido entre los habitantes de los Valles de Broto del Reyno de Aragon, y de Barecha [i.e.: Barèges] del de Francia, SOBRE observancia de la concordia celebrada entre ambos el año de mil setecientos doce, en quanto al aprovechamiento de pastos y demarcacion de limites.

      Sin lugar de impresión, impresor, ni año, pero: Madrid, 1775. Un cuaderno en folio, de 22 pp. Cubiertas mudas en papel.

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        Veduta del Monumento eretto dall'Imperador Tito Vespasiano per aver ristaurati gl'Acquedotti dell'acque dell'Anione.... (La Porta Maggiore)

      "Primo stato di tre, impressa su carta vergata con filigrana ""scudo con leone rampante"" (Robison 64), con ampli margini, leggera macchia di colore all'angolo inferiore destro, per il resto in perfetto stato di conservazione. Giovanni Battista Piranesi nasce a Mogliano Veneto o Mogliano di Mestre, vicino Venezia, nel 1720 e muore a Roma nel 1778. Si può senza dubbio considerare come il più notevole incisore del secolo, ed il maggiore artista in questa materia nel periodo che va da Rembrandt a Goya. La sua opera incisa consta di oltre 1000 lavori, realizzati dal 1743 (anno della pubblicazione della prima opera), e l?anno della sua morte. La sua produzione si può dividere in più periodi: un primo nel quale si dedica ai lavori di architettura fantastica nel quale realizza tra l?altro Prima Parte di Architetture, e Prospettive inventate ed incise da Gio. Batta Piranesi Architetto Veneziano dedicate al Sig. Nicola Giobbe (1743), i celebri Grotteschi (1750), oltre al suo capolavoro assoluto, le Carceri d?invenzione, pubblicate dal suo editore Bouchard nel 1750. Nel periodo successivo rivolge la sua attenzione sui lavori di archeologia pubblicando testi come : Trofei di Ottaviano Augusto (1753), Le Rovine del Castello dell?Acqua Giulia (1761), Le Lapidi Capitoline (1762), Il Campo Marzio dell?Antica Roma, Opera di G. B. Piranesi socio della reale società degli antiquari di Londra (1762), e dei lavori sul Lago di Albano, su Cori e Paestum, ma che raggiungono il massimo con Le Antichità Romane, opera in quattro volumi che unisce ai lavori di archeologia, quelli straordinari di fantasia. Un ultimo periodo caratterizza il Piranesi nel suo aspetto più commerciale di editore, quando già famosissimo realizza oltre duecento lastre decorative di antichità, raccolte nell?opera Diverse maniere d?adornare i cammini (1769) e Vasi, candelabri, cippi, sarcofagi, tripodi, lucerne, ed ornamenti antichi disegnati ed incisi dal Cav. Gio. Batt. Piranesi (1778). Inoltre, nel corso di tutta la sua carriera artistica, il Piranesi disegna, incide e compone quella che oggi risulta sicuramente la sua opera più imponente e magistrale, le celebri Vedute di Roma." The first state of three, on laid paper, "Crest with Lion" watermark (Robison 64), with wide margins, a light colour spot on the lower right corner of the margin, otherwise in perfect conditions. Giovanni Battista Piranesi was born at Mogliano Veneto or Mogliano di Mestre, near Venice, in 1720 and died in the whereabouts of Rome in 1778. Undoubtedly he can be thought of as being the most important engraver of his century and the leading artist in this field in the period going from Rembrandt to Goya. His catalogue comprises more than one thousand engravings, created between 1743 (the year in which his first work was published), and the year of his death. His output can be divided into distinct periods. In the first of these he devoted himself to depictions of imaginary architectures among which are Prima Parte di Architetture e Prospettive inventate ed incise da Gio. Batta Piranesi Architetto Veneziano dedicate al Sig. Nicola Giobbe [First Part of Architectures and Perspectives created and engraved by Gio. Battista Piranesi Venetian Architect dedicated to Mr. Nicola Giobbe] (1743), the famed Grotteschi [Grotesques] (1750) and, finally, his absolute masterpiece, the Carceri d'invenzione [Imaginary prisons] published by his editor Bouchard in 1750. In the following period he focused his attention on archaeology publishing works related to this topic, such as the Trofei di Ottaviano Augusto [Trophies of Octavian Augustus] (1753), Le Rovine del Castello dell'Acqua Giulia [The ruins of the Castle of Acqua Giulia...] (1761), Le Lapidi Capitoline [The Capitol Memorial Plaques] (1762), Il Campo Marzio dell'Antica Roma, Opera di G. B. Piranesi socio della reale società degli antiquari di Londra [The Campus Martius of Ancient Rome, Work by G.B. Piranesi, member of the Royal Antiquary Society of London] (1762), together with prints depicting the Lake of Albano and the towns of Cori and Paestum. His most important work in this period is the Le Antichità Romane [The Roman Antiquities], in four volumes where archaeological documentation can be seen together with remarkable achievements of the artist's imagination. Finally, in the third and last period, Piranesi's activities were characterised, as an editor, by a more commercial flavour. By this time he was already very famous and created over two hundred decorative plates depicting antiquities collected in his works Diverse maniere d'adornare i cammini [Various manners of decorating paths...] (1769) and Vasi, candelabri, cippi, sarcofagi, tripodi, lucerne ed ornamenti antichi disegnati ed incisi dal. Cav. Gio. Batt. Piranesi [Vases, chandeliers, funeral columns, sarcophaguses, tripods, oil lamps and ancient adornments drawn and engraved by the Cav. Gio. Batt. Piranesi] (1778). Furthermore, during the length of his whole artistic career, Piranesi drew, engraved and composed his most important and significant work of art, the renowned Vedute di Roma [Views of Rome], in which his professional contentment in being an architect together with a personal pride in his Venetian origins can be witnessed in the title-page, signed as ?Giovan Battista Piranesi Architetto Veneziano" ["Giovan Battista Piranesi Venetian Architect"]. W.E. 252, Focillon 839, Hind 119 I/III 490 705

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        De novorum ossium, in integris aut maximis, ob morbos deperditionibus, regeneratione experimenta

      E Typis Franc. Ambr. Didot 1775 Ubi, maxima Materiae affinitate, breviter de Fracturis, & de Vi quam Natura impedit in offibus elongandis, dum crescunt. Autore Michele Troja, Medicine Doctore Neapoli, & Chirurgo è latere in Regali S. Jacobi Nosocomio. Viro Clarissimo Josepho Lieutaud, Potentissimi Galliarum Regis Archiatro, Regiae Scientiarum Parisiensis, necnon Londinensis Academiae Socio, etc. etc. etc. Con 3 tavole ed una tabella ripiegate. Testatine e finalini incisi. Testo in latino. Allegato: "Riflessioni del signor De La Lande sulle comete che possono approssimarsi alla terra. Traduzione dal Francese. Napoli, nella Stamperia di Giovanni Gravier 1773 16mo pp. 240 - 30 buona ril in pergamena d'epoca Molto buono (Very Good)

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

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

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        Roland furieux... Traduction nouvelle par M. D'Ussieux.

      chez Brunet (Laporte per il quarto voume) 1775-1783 Quattro volumi di cm. 21,5, pp. (8) 321 (1); 391 (1); 407 (3); 410. Ritratto dell'Ariosto all'antiporta del primo volume e 92 tavole fuori testo incise in rame per opera di Cochin e altri (ciascuna protteta da velina). Legatura coeva in piena pelle bazzana, dorsi lisci con titoli su doppio tassello e ricchi fregi in oro. Piatti inquadrati da greca in oro, tagli dorati e sguardie marmorizzate. Piccole screpolature ai dorsi, ma esemplare, marginoso e din ottimo stato di conservazione. Impresso su carta vergata. Agnelli-Ravegnani (II, 289): "E' questa una delle più pregiate e ricercate stampe francesi del Furioso... Più che per la traduzione in prosa del D'Ussieux, questa edizione è cara ai bibliofili per il ritratto dell'Ariosto e per le 46 bellissime incisioni su rame e fuori testo, disegnate dal Cochin.". Cohen (97-98): "Les estampes, faites exprès pour cette édition, sont fort belles...".

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        Epithalamia exoticis linguis reddita. -

      Parma, ex Regio Typographeo (Bodoni), 1775.In-folio. Legatura coeva in p. pelle, grande fregio dorato impr. al centro dei piatti entro vari altri fregi impr. in oro ed a secco; qualche abrasione, angoli e dorso restaurati (con la pelle originale parzialmente sovrapposta sul nuovo dorso). Con 139 graziose illustrazioni n.t. (testatine, finalini e capilettera) dis. da Ferrari ed inc. in rame da Bossi, Cagnoni, Volpato, Ravanet ecc. (12), XLI, (3) pp., 76, (1) ff., (4), XXXV pp.; poche insignificante macchiolina, ma ottimo esemplare marginoso della prima tiratura limitata a sole 100 copie di questo splendido manuale di caratteri esotici.Un capolavoro della tipografia bodoniana, stampato per celebrare le città piemontesi e pubblicato in occasione delle nozze di Carlo Emanuele IV di Savoia con Maria Adelaide Clotilde di Borbone, sorella di Luigi XVI. L'edizione, profondamente innovatrice sul piano estetico e tipografico, è ammirevole per la bellezza delle illustrazioni eseguite dai migliori incisori dell'epoca, la finezza dei caratteri e l'armonia della composizione. Di notevole interesse anche per le 25 iscrizioni esotiche in lode degli sposi, dovute al noto orientalista Giambernardo De Rossi, che sono «la prima completa prova tipografica nella storia dei caratteri orientali di produzione europea» (Giani, Saggio, pp. 3-5). Brooks 70/b. Brunet II, 1028: «Ce volume, une des plus belles productions des presses de Bodoni...».One of Bodoni's masterpieces, noteworthy for the variety of types, several exotic. With 139 finely engr. head and tail-pieces and initials. Contemp. calf, gilt and blind stamped ornaments on covers; rubbed, rebacked (with portions of the original backstrip preserved), and corners repaired. Some rare light soiling but generally a fresh and large copy of the first issue, limited to 100 copies only.

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        Local-Geschichte der Stadt Strassburg?

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

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        La istoria d' Italia.

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

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

      Londres/ Paris, P.F. Didot jeune, 1775. 4 volumes (2 text volumes & 2 volumes of plates). 4to (250 x 194mm). pp. (4), 32, 1-621; (3), 622-976, 52, 160, with engraved frontispiece and 392 fine engraved plates. Contemporary mottled calf, richly gilt floral ornamented spines in 6 compartments, with 2 red gilt lettered labels. A fine copy of the first flora of French Guiana, profusely illustrated with excellent plates. "Aublet's further words on the conditions under which a naturalist worked in the French possessions are almost identical to those of Adanson with respect to his Senegalese years; the scorn of the other settlers, the absence of chances of financial reward, the hard-boiled mercenary attitude of his 'colleagues'. In addition to that are the hardships of trying to botanize in the tropical jungle with its - at that time - almost unknown hazards. ... The 'Histoire' of 1775 is written, characteristically, in French and in Latin ... it is remarkable that Aublet's book is fully Linnaean both with respect to taxonomy (the sexual system and the generic delimitations) and to nomenclature. It contains the descriptions of not less than 400 new species ... it is still the basis for the study of the flora of the Guiana region" (Stafleu. Linnaeus and the Linnaeans, p. 283). "It is clear that Fusée Aublet should be considered one of the 'founding fathers' of neotropical ethnobotany. Although most botanists think of his 'Histoire des Plantes de la Guiane Françoise' as a taxonomic treatise, Aublet was in fact sent to French Guiana as an Apothecary-Botanist. His book describes uses of 124 species from 56 different families. That he employed many of the plants himself and that he used many of the vernacular names as the bases for his Latin names seems to indicate a high regard for the botanical sophistication of his indigenous colleagues" (Plotkin, Boom & Allison. The Ethnobotany of Aublet's 'Histoire des Plantes...' p. 2). One plate with some marginal browning. Provenance: Armorial bookplate of J. Lanjouw. Stafleu & Cowan 206; Nissen BBI, 54.

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        L'Uccellagione. Libri tre.

      in Verona, a spese Moroni, 1775. 1775 In-4° (275x195mm), pp. (4), 116, legatura ottocentesca m. pelle marrone con fregi a catenella in oro e titolo in oro su tassello verde chiaro al dorso. Piatti marmorizzati policromi. Vignetta figurata incisa su rame al frontespizio. Tre testatine, tre iniziali e un finalino finemente istoriati in calcografia. Antiche firme alla prima carta bianca. La p. 57-58 è reintegrata del margine inferiore con integrazione in perspicua grafia delle ultime quattro righe, mancanti del testo a stampa. Qualche brunitura e fioritura, ben conservato nell'insieme. Edizione originale dell'elegante poema didascalico in endecasillabi sciolti in cui il Tirabosco (1707-1773) canta la pace della natìa campagna veronese e i diversi modi di catturare gli uccelli (la ragnaia e il boschetto d'estate e il roccolo d'autunno, nonché il singolare ritrovato dell'aucupio elettrico, forse ispirato alle scoperte voltiane). In precedenza, un tentativo consimile di poesia didascalica sull'uccellagione era stato fatto, in Italia, solo dal'abate Girolamo Guarinoni nel 1760, ma con abilità poetica nettamente inferiore rispetto a quella dimostrata dal Tirabosco in questo poemetto che "attrae ancora per la leggiadrìa e la freschezza con cui la vita della natura è presentata nel contrasto degli affari e delle fatiche di città" (Carlo Cordié), con esiti paragonabili a quelli della "Pastorizia" dell'Arici. Lastri, 126. Souhart, 464. Harting, 289. Bacchi della Lega, Pagine sparse, 96. Nardo, 4. Tipaldo, II, 231. Rénault e Sassi, 57. Ghidini, 643. Carrara, 522. Schwerdt, II, 263. Ceresoli, pp. 519-20: "Rinomata opera venatoria classica". Enciclopedia della caccia, 388. Non in Gamba.

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        Dictionnaire Raisonné Universel d'Histoire Naturelle...

      Brunet 1775 Sei grossi volumi di cm. 26, pp. 4.500 ca. complessive. Bell'antiporta incisa al primo volume ed una finissima testata all'inizio del testo. Legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorsi a cinque nervi con titoli e ricchi fregi. Tagli rossi. Qualche mancanza alle cuffie superiori, peraltro ottima conservazione. Contiene la storia degli animali, dei vegetali, dei minerali e quella dei corpi celesti, delle meteore e degli altri fenomeni della natura con la storia e la descrizione delle droghe semplici tratte dai tre regni della natura con i dettagli del loro uso nella medicina, nell'economia domestica, campestre, nelle arti e nei mestieri. Si tratta di una delle migliori edizioni per quest'opera che rappresenta il primo, riuscito tentativo di un'esposizione enciclopedica in materia di storia naturale. Ebbe tale successo da essere presto tradotto in tutte le principali lingue compreso l'italiano (Venezia, Milocco 1766-71, in 12 volumi). Cfr. Ceresoli.

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        Voyage au Pole Boréal, fait en 1773, par ordre du Roi d'Angleterre. Traduit de l'Anglois.

      a Paris, Chez Saillant & Nyon - Chez Pissot, 1775. 1775 In-4° (263x203mm), pp. XII, 259, (2) di privilegio reale, (2) bianche, bella legatura coeva p. pelle nocciola marmorizzata con triplice ordine di filetti dorati riquadranti perimetralmente i piatti. Dorso con fregi e titolo in oro su tassello rosso su dorso a 5 nervi,. Tagli marmorizzati policromi, sguardie egualmente in marmorizzatura policroma, ex-libris. Testatine figurate e ornate incise su rame, finalini ornati. Numerose tabelle ripiegate o a pagina intera f.t. 12 belle tavole in rame f.t. (di cui tre sono cartografie) ripiegate: carta della rotta dei vascelli regi durante la spedizione boreale del 1773, vedute di coste artiche, raffigurazioni dei vascelli "Racehorse" e "Carcasse", vedute di ghiacciai, carta di Fair Haven e delle isole adiacenti, rappresentazioni della macchina di Irving per la desalinizzazione dell'acqua marina (il volume contiene una puntuale descrizione di tale pionieristico strumento), di un pendolo, di granchi, di conchiglie, ecc. Sparse fioriture e bruniture di leggera entità, ma esemplare assai bello ed elegantemente legato. Rara prima versione francese della relazione del viaggio nei mari artici del 1773 dei vascelli "Racehorse" e "Carcass", (I ed., London, 1774). La storica spedizione fu intrapresa con l'intento di scoprire un accesso settentrionale alle Indie, con Phipps al comando della "Racehorse", Lutwidge al governo della "Carcass" e, tra i membri dell'equipaggio, Horatio Nelson. La spedizione fu proposta dal Conte di Sandwich come primo tentativo inglese di raggiungere il Polo Nord dal 1615 e fu sponsorizzata dalla Royal Society e dal re di Inghilterra. Il Phipps (Londra, 1744-Liegi, 1792), Barone di Mulgrave, figlio di un pari d'Irlanda, è ricordato nella storia delle esplorazioni soprattutto per la spedizione descritta nel presente volume. Sabin, 62572. JCB, 1966. Chavanne, 1944. Cox, II, p.19. Hill, 1351. Chavanne, Die Literatur über die Polar-Regionen der Erde, 1943. Greely, Geschiedenis van het Poolonderzoek, p. 183

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

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

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        MISCELLANIES. In Two Volumes

      Oxford:: Printed for W. Flexney [et al],. 1775.. 16mo, gathered in 8s. 7-3/16" x 4-5/8". 1st collected edition. OCLC records 8 institutional holdings. [2], ii, iv, [4], 301, [1 (blank)]; [4], vi, [7] - 282 pp.. Period bindings of full light brown spotted calf with elaborate gilt decorated spine; dentelles & marbled paper eps. Pale yellow edge stain.. Light binding wear. Prior owner bookplate/signature. Overal, an. attractive Very Good Plus copy.. Shepherd was a "Church of England clergyman and theological writer, ... who matriculated from Corpus Christi College, Oxford, on 1 December 1749 at the age of seventeen. ... After considering a military career he took orders in the Church of England and eventually was appointed chaplain to Thomas Thurlow, bishop of Lincoln and later of Durham; Thurlow's nomination gained Shepherd the archdeaconry of Bedford in July 1783. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in May 1781, and in 1788 he was Bampton lecturer at Oxford. In 1792 he was instituted to the rectory of Wetherden and Helmingham in Suffolk by Lord Chancellor Thurlow, brother of the bishop, and he held these preferments until his death. Shepherd published a wide selection of writings, including poetry and drama, although he came to concentrate on theology. His poetry was not unsuccessful: his Ode to Love (1755?) was reprinted in 1760 and The Nuptials (1761) went into three editions. Most of his poetic and dramatic pieces were included in the two-volume Miscellanies (1775). Several of Shepherd's theological works went into two or more editions, including his response to Soame Jenyns in The Review of a Free Enquiry (1759), The Requisition of Subscription to the Thirty-Nine Articles (1771), and Reflections on the Doctrine of Materialism (1779), addressed to Joseph Priestley. Shepherd published regularly throughout his life; his last piece was No False Alarm, or, A Sequel to Religious Union (1808). He died at the parsonage at Wetherden on 3 January 1809." [ODNB]. "The first volume [of Miscellanies] consists primarily of verse, and includes odes, elegies, and two long poems, 'The Nuptials' and the dramatic poem 'Hector'; at the end is a letter to Sir William Jones on education. The second volume contains the author's philosophical writings, particularly his letters to Soame Jenyns occasioned by the latter's 'Free Enquiry into the Origin and Nature of Evil." [Quaritch]. Shepherd's works are now uncommon in the trade. This 2 volume work is offered with 2 other Shepherd titles, TavBooks ID #37012 & 37013. The listed price is for all 4 volumes.

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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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        Flora Londinensis; or, Plates and Descriptions of such Plants as grow wild in the Environs of London

      London: printed for and sold by the Author & B.White & Son (vol.I), for the author (vol.II), [1775-]1777-1798. 2 volumes, folio. (17 7/8 x 11 inches). Engraved oval title vignette to vol.I, 435 hand-coloured engraved plates, after Sydenham Edwards, James Sowerby and William Kilburn, with some plates printed in colours and hand-coloured, as issued. 2pp. subscriber list in vol. 1, general index to fascicules 1-3 in vol. 1 and part indices to fascicules 4-6 in vol. 2. Plates in vol. 1 with period manuscript numbering in the lower left corner of each plate. Contemporary full tree calf, covers with a gilt roll tool border, upper covers with central arms in gilt of Lord Willoughby de Broke, expertly rebacked to style, flat spine in seven compartments divided by gilt roll tools, red and green morocco labels in the second and fourth compartments, the others with a repeat overall decoration in gilt. Rare first edition of the first English colour-plate national flora: a large copy with wide margins to both plates and text. Curtis, with the support of Lord Bute, published the first part in 1775. For "ten years he continued ... at his congenial but unremunerative task, [and] by 1787, the results of his labour were two splendid folio volumes and a deficit that made the continuance of his venture impossible. He understood the cause of the trouble and saw the remedy: if his clients refused to buy folio pictures of the unassuming plants that grew by the wayside, he would win their patronage with octavo engravings of the bright flowers that filled their gardens. Thus, in 1787, The Botanical Magazine was born" (Blunt. p.212). The success of the magazine allowed Curtis to continue the publication of the Flora Londiniensis, the former, as Curtis put it, providing the "pudding", the latter the greater satisfaction and the critical acclaim from his peers. The majority of the illustrations in the first volume are by William Kilburn with the rest of the plates divided between James Sowerby and Sydenham Edwards. The present copy, includes the "Catalogue of certain plants, growing wild in the environs of Settle" (here bound in the second volume). Unusually, the second volume here includes the three individual fascicule indices which were often discarded. Dunthorne 87; Great Flower Books (1990) p.88; Henrey III, 595; Hunt 650; Nissen BBI 439; Stafleu & Cowan 1286.

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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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        GLOSSARY TO SHAKESPEARE

      1775. Very Good. [CAPELL, Edward]. "GLOSSARY TO SHAKESPEARE." [Part of Notes and Various Readings to Shakespeare... London: Printed for E. & C. Dilly, 1775]. The glossary only, without title-page and notes, etc. Quarto: B-L4. 27 cm. 79,(1) pp. Worn contemporary calf boards, rebacked, marbled endpapers, with remnant of an armorial bookplate on ffep. Text is nicely printed, having wide margins, and is clean. Very good. Capell (1713-81), a Shakesperean commentator, produced in 1768 the first edition of Shakespeare's works to supply an accurate text based upon careful collations of the old copies. Notes and Various Readings to Shakespeare, with notes to nine plays and a glossary, first appeared in 1775 but, due to little success, was recalled by Capell. He decided to publish the entire commentary in three quarto volumes by subscription. The first volume appeared in 1779; but because subscriptions were slow, the third and final volume was published posthumously in 1783.

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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.

      xvi, 198 pp. Sm. 8vo. Later half calf over marbled boards, raised bands, gilt titles. Second edition. Howes B995. Sabin 9359. Larned 833. Bibliography of Virginia 675. Lowndes 318. "Valuable as exhibiting a view of the colonies immediately preceding the Revolutionary War, " Sabin. Andrew Burnaby (1732-1812) was a native of Leicestershire, a graduate of Queen's College Cambridge, and later the Vicar of Greenwich. "This book .. gave much information on the animals and birds of North America and its climate, but as regards the political situation Burnaby was to be proved a false prophet: he thought a permanent union of the colonies would be impossible because of their disagreements and mutual jealousies, " (DNB). A very good copy, worn along the joints, occasional soiled leaves, binding tight.

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        JOURNEY TO THE WESTERN ISLANDS OF SCOTLAND with JOURNAL OF A TOUR TO THE HEBRIDES, WITH SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D

      London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1775 & Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly, 1785, 1775 [Boswell, James] Dr. Johnson Samuel. JOURNEY TO THE WESTERN ISLANDS OF SCOTLAND with JOURNAL OF A TOUR TO THE HEBRIDES, WITH SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D. London: Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1775 & London: Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly, 1785. Two Volumes. First Editions both volumes. 8vo., 385pp. with First Issue 12 line errata slip at the rear + 524 pp. and final leaf of errata. "I had desired to visit the Hebrides and was induced to undertake the journey, by finding in Mr. Boswell a companion." Both volumes uniformly bound with ornate gilt-decorated calf spines, gilt-bordered tree calf boards, red morocco labels, marbled endpapers. Baronial bookplate of Sir Wyndham Knatchbull, Mersham Hatch [6th Baronet, 1737-1763] on each front pastedown. Colophon of Jos. Banks on the verso of the title page of JOURNEY. Contemporary signature of D. Banks at the top of each title page. "By Dr. Johnson" elegantly added in ink below the title of JOURNEY. Superb matching examples in extremely good condition and fine provenance of both important accounts of their mutual 1773 visit to the Highlands and Islands. Custom embossed red entry cases. Rothschild 1256; Courtney-Nichol Smith 122 for JOURNEY - Pottle 57 - M4 and E3-4 are cancels, as usual, ODMV, Tinker 333, Adams p.45, Rothschild 456 for JOURNAL. "Containing Some Poetical Pieces by Dr. Johnson, relative to the Tour, and never before published; A Series of his Conversations, Literary Anecdotes, and Opinions of Men and Books". Boswell's account "has the chatty informality of a 'rough' guide: its focus is on Johnson, as it describes his charged encounters with the native population, whether humble cottagers or important personages like Lord Monboddo and Boswell's formidable father Lord Auchinleck The tour deepened the friendship between the pair, and increased Johnson's respect for and confidence in Boswell as a future biographer" (Pat Rogers in ODNB). Dr. Johnson's account of the voyage is considerably different in texture. The final ad leaf in JOURNAL is for Boswell's Life of Johnson noted as: "Preparing for the Press, in one Volume Quarto".. 1st Edition.

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        Sammelband mit 11 Schriften zu den Tarifen der Emolumente für die einzelnen Regionen der Schweiz..

      4°, 2 Falttaf., 458 S. (handschriftl. durchgehend paginiert.), 22 Bl., davon 15 Bl. (handschriftlicher Index)., HPrgt. d. Zt. mit kalligraph. Rückentitel., Der erste Einblattdruck mit Einriss, sonst sehr gut erhaltenes und frisches Exemplar. Enthält: I. Tarif des Émolumens pour Les Tribaunaux Civils & Criminels du Pays de Vaud. 1769. 59 S. - II. Tarif der Emolumenten für die Ober-Aargäuischen Aemter Burgdorf, Landshut, Fraubrunnen, Wangen, Aarwangen, Bipp. 1772. 82 S. - III. ... Vier Landgericht, und darinnen gelegene Aemter, als Laupen, Frienisberg, Buchse, Thorberg, Könitz, Stifft-Amt, Signau ... 1772. 82 S. - IV. ... Emmenthalischen Aemter Trachsenwald, Brandis, Sumiswald. 1772. 82 S. - V. ... Aemter Wildenstein, Biberstein, Kastelen und Könisgfelden. 1773. 84 S. - VI. ... Grafschaft Lenzburg. 1773. 86 S. - VII. ... Amt Aarburg. 1774. 83 S. - VIII. ... Aemter Thun und Oberhoffen. 1774. 88 S. - IX. ... Aemter Büren und Arberg. 1774. 86 S. - X. ... Amt Nydau. 1774. 86 S. - XI. ... Amt Erlach. 1775. 86 S. - Vorgebunden sind zwei mehrfach gefalt. Einblattdrucke: 1. Tarif was Loblicher Stand Bern von den Waaren auf der Wasser-Route von Nydau bis Brugg für Zoll und Gleith beziehet. 1742. - 2. Tarif der Ober-Chorg[e]richtlichen Emolumenteren, so wie solcher ... sub 19. Febr. 1745 bestätiget worden. - Emulumente sind ständig wiederkehrende Nebeneinkünfte. Kosten, die als Aufwandsentschädigung für Tätigkeiten des Oberamtmanns, Amtsleuten, Richter, Polizei, Steuerämter etc. vom Bürger entrichtet werden müssen. - Außerhalb der Schweiz sind die Titel über KVK in Bibliotheken nicht nachweisbar.

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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.. First Edition. Very Good Plus. Oblong 8vo 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

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        "Neuer geometrischer Plan der gesammten königlich- preussischen und churfürstlich-brandenburgischen Haupt und Residenzstadt Berlin".

      Kartenbild 60x44 cm, Kupferstich. Altkoloriert, siehe Foto. Alt gerahmt, Rahmen an den Ecken leicht beschädigt. Blatt im klaren Abdruck, Colorierung in Braun- und Grüntönen. " In Verlag Tobias Conrad Lotter in Augsburg". Mit ausführlicher Legende oben rechts und unten links, keine Kartusche. Vergleiche auch Schulz: Stadtpläne von Berlin 1652-1920, Nr. 139.

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        Dominica from an Actual Survey compleated in the year 1773.

      London: Printed for Robt. Sayer, 1775. Hand coloured engraved map with large margins. Fine condition. 19 x 24" Tooley 4.

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        Two decrees (in Russian)

      Moscow: Meisto Pechati first piece 17 & 19 March 1775 Moscow: Meisto Pechati [first piece], 17 & 19 March 1775. (RUSSIA) Folio. [2]; 6, [2 blank]. The two pieces loosely stitched together. Some stains, not affecting legibility, stitchmarks, light soiling else very good . Decrees relating to the military, issued by Catherine II. These were issued the year following the end of the Russo-Turkish wars and the treaty of Kuchuk Kainarji (signed the 21st July 1774), and after the Cossack rebellion lead by Ymelyan Pugachev who claimed to be Peter III and who was finally captured and executed at Moscow the 11th of January 1775. As a result of the wars and the rebellion in 1775 Catherine seriously reformed the provincial and urban administrations giving greater control to the central government. The first decree lists eight numbered points, perhaps officers for promotion or commendation, it has the Royal titles as a caption title and commences citing the decree of 3 August 1744. The second piece bears no caption title or heading but lists 47 separately numbered points, each a short paragraph, imprint on final leaf of text

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        Den swenska frö-samlaren, eller kårt underrättelse, om allehanda trägårds-fröns producerande under wårt swenska climat; trägårdarnes tillstånd sedan år 1740. Ett nytt planteringssätt, med åtskillige sorter kärnstammar; någre swenske och för hälsan tjenlige krydder, så wäl som några uplysningar, som befästa mitt förra werk, Trägårds-praxis kallat, m.m.

      Sthlm, L. Wennberg, 1775. 8:o. (30),146,(14) s. & 4 utvikbara träsnittsplr. Nära samtida nött pappbd med sparsamt guldornerad rygg och svart titeletikett i glättad papp. Den väl lästa inlagan med en del mindre solk-, fukt- och bläckfläckar. Delvis med en svag fuktrand upptill. Den första planschen lätt bruntonad. Tre av planscherna med rester av äldre pappersetiketter vilka ej är störande och en har en mindre förstärkning nederst på baksidan. Titelbladet med en delvis beskuren äldre namnteckning. Äldre förvärvsstpl på insidan av bakre pärmen. Saknar ett rättelseblad.. Hebbe 1283. Två av planscherna i fin bondrokoko föreställer personifikationer av årstiderna hösten och våren som framalstrar blommor respektive skördar frukt. De övriga två planscherna avbildar olika växter, den ena tillsammans med några av de minsta invånarna i trädgården. På s. 110-46 återfinns ett "Månads-memorial" för årets tolv månader med instruktioner för den vanliga trädgården, köksträdgården och lustträdgården

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        Ufficio della settimana santa. venezia, 1775.

      LEGATURA veneziana del secolo XVIII in bazzana avana con intarsi di vitello marrone. Triplice inquadratura con diversi eleganti fregi dorati. Al centro bel motivo floreale. Dorso a cordoni. Cm. 14,5x10. 5460 Contiene: Ufficio della Settimana santa latino e volgare. Venezia, MDCCLXXV.

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        Bequia or Becouya,

      London, 1775. Hand coloured engraved map in fine condition. 46.5 x 31.5 cms. One of the few maps to show Bequia on its own.

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        St Vincent from an Actual Survey made in the year 1775 after the Treaty with the Caribs.

      London: Printed for Robt. Sayer, 1775. Hand coloured engraved map with large margins. Two original folds. Fine condition. 18 x 24" Tooley 5.

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        Letters from Yorick to Eliza,

      a new edition, half title, 8vo, very fine contemporary polished calf, spine gilt extra with the armorial bookplate of William Constable FHS, London, Kearsly, 1775. bound with: LETTERS FROM Eliza to Yorick, First Edition, half title, fine, London, printed for the Editor, 1775. 'Mrs Draper, the Eliza of these Letters, first met Sterne in December 1766, when she was visiting England. She returned to her home in India in April 1767, and they never met again. On Sterne's death in 1768 his wife and daughter threatened to publish Mrs Draper's letters unless she would pay for them, though she had already sent them a present of 600 rupees. On her return to England in 1774 she authorised the publication of the letters in this volume, but her letters to Sterne were never published. The Letters from Eliza to Yorick published in 1775 were forgeries..' see Rothschild 1973 and 1979. Photograph available on request.

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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: 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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        Notizie intorno alla vita e alle opere de' pittori scultori e intagliatori della citta' di bassano. venezia 1775

      Ril. in mezza pelle e carta marm.., cm 18x12,5, pp VIII incl. antiporta in rame e Front. con tit. entro bord. xil. e vign. allegorica. inc. in rame +328.Rara prima ed..

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

      London: Edward and Charles Dilly, 1775. Hardcover. Very Good. 464pp, folding map. Joints slightly rubbed, otherwise a fine copy bound in three quarter calf over marbled boards with fived raised bands, TEG, marbled endpapers, lacking the half title as usual. Scattered foxing to text, small tear to the top of the title page, otherwise an internally fresh copy.

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        Heustrich und Umgebung - Heustrich et les environs.

      Quer-4°. Sammlung von 9 Aquatinta-Tafeln u. 1 doppelblattgr. Aquatinta-Panorama von C. Huber sowie 1 chromolithogr. Karte von J. J. Hofer (Zürich) u. 1 beigebundenen, gef. Blatt (Preisliste der Pension u. Distanzentabelle). Blindgepr. Orig.-Leinenbd. mit goldgepr. Deckeltitel(berieben u. bestossen, vord. Deckel mit 2 x 6 cm Fleck)., 1775 erstellte Jakob Isler auf Heustrich Weyd im Berner Oberland ein Bad, das berühmt wurde durch seine Molken- u. Salinen-Bad-Kuren. Die Tafeln zeigen das Heustrich-Bad, Kurgäste im Kuhsalon der Milch- und Molkenanstalt, Wimmis, Spiez, Fruttigen, Blausee u. Oeschinensee, das Panorama zeigt den Blick auf den Thunersee von Aeschi aus. - Es fehlt die Titelseite. Gelenke gebrochen. Buchblock an 2 Stellen gebrochen. Vorsätze u. 1 Tafel stärker, Rest vereinzelt stockfleckig. Mit durchgehendem 2 x 7 cm Wasserrand am untern Rand.

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        The Chirurgical Works.

      Large 4to, 5 leaves, pp. (5)-802, and 12 engraved plates. Good modern half calf antique. Very small library stamp on the half-title, a nice copy.

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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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        Captain of Militia commission letter document Signed by Sir Guy Carleton 1775 Montreal, Quebec

      Montreal, Quebec: CARLETON, Sir Guy, 1775. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good. Author signed. FILLING MILITARY RANKS BUT MONTREAL TAKEN BY AMERICANS On watermarked, fine-laid paper, June 24, 1775, "Hait a Montreal", boldy signed (and handled) by CARLETON, Sir Guy 1st Baron DORCHESTER [1724 - 1808] in dark brown ink. His signature, a "10" on a ten-point scale -- next to an intact square papered seal. 12.25" x 8.5", one page with integral leaf, Choice Very Fine. Several folds, scattered light foxing and toning, and several trivial edge dings, but overall quite presentable and historical document of interest to any serious American Revolutionary collector. Manuscript written in French. , Sir Guy Carleton served in America beginning in 1758. He was governor of Quebec and commander of British forces in Canada (1775-77), during which time he repelled Montgomery and Benedict Arnold's attack on Quebec, defeated Arnold on Lake Champlain and re-took Crown Point. From 1782-83 he was Commander in Chief in Canada.. General in 1793. , Carleton presses to fill the militia ranks. In part: "As it is necessary for the service of the King... to create militia companies in the various parishes of this Province... do hereby name and establish said Mr. Jean Bte. Belaire as captain of a militia company..." Jean Bapiste Bellaire is being made a Captain of Militia in the Parish of Ste-Pierre. Quebec. Carleton gave similar commissions in other Montreal-area parishes at the time. Militia were critical to help defend Montreal and Quebec due to only a small number of regular troops. The Second US Congress invited the Quebec to join the revolting Colonies as the fourteenth colony by addressing to them a public letter (1,000 printed and written by John Jay, the second one) letter in May 1775. Their purpose was to draw the large Quebec (French-speaking) population to the American revolutionary cause. The invasion of Canada and the taking of Montreal were the first real offensives of the American Revolutionay war . Benedict Arnold and Ethan Allen threatened Fort Ste-Jean (or St. Johns as it was then known) in May 1775, following the capture of Crown Point and Ticonderoga.  A formal invasion of Quebec was authorized by the U.S. Congress on 27 June 1775. The defense of Quebec City he left under the command of Lieutenant-Governor Cramahé, commanding only a small force of regulars. His name also appears on the document. This appointment document is dated only seven days after the Battle of Bunker Hill in USA. Includes an uncoloured reference print of an engraving of Carleton, 7" x 5",

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        Letters to His Son & Miscellaneous Works with Dr Maty's Memoirs of His Lordship's Life

      J Dodsley, London, sixth edition (Letters), 1775.. and 1779, Edward and Charles Dilley, London, second edition (Miscellaneous Works). Hardback in six volumes (4 and 2 respectively), engraved portrait frontis in volume I of the Letters - for collations, please enquire: binder's contemporary full calf having raised bands, elaborate decoration in the compartments; maroon and dark brown labels to each volume; the two works bound uniformly except that the Miscellaneous Works are slightly smaller (please see our picture). ••••CONDITION•• Very Good: the contents clean; plain modern (ish) book-labels on the front paste-downs; bindings sound and original, joints a little rubbed, small loss to one or two of the labels. Carefully kept and little read for two centuries. Very Heavy.

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        Tractatus de decretis atheniensium in quo illustratur singulare decretum atheniense ex museo equitis ac sanatoris iacobi nanii veneti... roma, fulgoni, 1775.

      Cm. 27,5, pp. lvi, 446 + 1 cb. Finissima vignetta incisa al frontespizio ed una tavola fuori testo. Bella ed elegante legatura coeva in cart. ricoperto di carta veneziana dipinta. Esemplare fresco, particolarmente marginoso ed in perfetto stato di conservazione. Rara edizione originale (ed unica) impressa in soli 250 esemplari, come dichiarato al frontespizio. Frequenti passaggi in greco. Cfr. Brunet I, 846; Graesse I, 360.

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        North America from the French of Mr. d'Anville improved with the British Surveys made Since the Peace

      London: Sayer & Bennett, June 1775. Copper engraved map with original outline colour. Repaired tears and creases in the upper margin, otherwise excellent. 21 x 28 1/2 inches. A fine of copy this attractive map of North America Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville was the successor to Guillaume De l'Isle in the sense that he maintained the rigorous standard for accuracy that De l'Isle had established. D'Anville was the last French mapmaker to establish an international reputation which was superior to all his contemporaries, as witnessed by the respect shown by English cartographers and publishers during an era when the two countries were often at war and always hostile to one another. This D'Anville map was first appropriated by Thomas Jefferys in 1755, who used it to demonstrate French provocations that would lead imminently to war. In 1775, Sayer & Bennett revised Jefferys' map to show British colonial America as understood when the Revolution broke out.. The Peace referred to in the title refers to the 1763 peace accord with France. The map is wonderfully detailed and informative giving accurately the locales of Indian tribes just west of the white colonies, particularly in the southeast. Stevens & Tree 51 (c); McCorkle 775.2

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        Tractat om Skepps-Byggeriet, tillika med Förklaring och Bevis öfver Architectura Navalis Mercatoria &c.

      Stockholm, Johan Pfeiffer, 1775. 4to. Cont. limp marbled boards. Large copy with broad margins. Old name on title. (16),245 pp. + Errata (3) pp. and 16 folded engraved plates, 8 folded tables (all). 1 engraved vignette. Light brownspottings, mainly marginal. At start a little crisp. Overall a good copy.. First edition of this classic work on shipbuilding. Chapman studied shipbuilding for six years in England, Holland and France. He returned to Sweden and directed the Shipyards in Karlskrona and Stockholm, and was raised to Admiral of the Fleet. He was the founder of modern Swedish Shipbuilding, as strong in mathematical theory as in practical experimentation. The work was translated into French in 1779 ("Description des Arts et Metiers"), reprinted 1781. Also translated into English 1820

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        Tractat om skepps-byggeriet, tillika med förklaringar och Bevis öfver Architectura Navalis Mercatoris & c.

      Johan Pfeiffer, Stockholm, 1775. 4:o. (16), 245 + Errata (3) s. + 16 graverade utvikbara planscher + 8 utvikbara tabeller + 1 graverad vinjett. Modernt mörkbrunt halvfranskt band med originalbandets rygg påklistrad. Fin kassett. En plansch med reva. Något fläckig inlaga med fransiga planscher.. Fredrich Hindr: af Chapman Född 1721 död 1808, skeppsbyggmästare, viceamiral. Sveriges förste store fartygskonstruktör som gjorde skeppsbyggnad till vetenskap. Chapman påbörjade teoretiska studier i Stockholm och fortsatte sin utbildning i London, där han blev lärjunge till den för yt- och volymberäkningar av kurvformiga kroppar kände professorn Thomas Simpson 1750. Efter sammanlagt sju års studier i England, Frankrike och Nederländerna återvände Chapman till Sverige 1757. Åren 1782 - 1785 färdigställdes tio linjeskepp och tio fregatter, alla byggda efter Chapmans ritningar. 1783 varvsamiral och 1791 viceamiral. Under sin verksamma tid utgav Chapman flera väl genomarbetade avhandlingar och planschverk. Hans mest kända verk är det 1775 utgivna epokgörande arbetet Architectura Navalis Mercatoria. Här kommer också hans konstnärliga begåvning till uttryck

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        Griechische Archäologie, oder Alterthümer Griechenlandes.

      Aus dem Engländischen übersetzt und mit Anmerkungen und Zusätzen vermehrt von Johann Jacob Rambach. 1-3. Halle, J. Just. Gebauers Wittwe und Joh. Jac. Gebauer, 1775-78. (24),+ 1038, (2, blank) pp.+ 9 folding engr. plates; XXXVI,+ (4),+ 796 pp.+ 22 folding engr. plates; XX,+ 708 pp.+ folding table,+ 4 folding engr plates [nr. 1-5]. Contemporary well preserved half calf with gilt spine and yellow spine labels, yellow edges. Book plates. Three volumes. First German edition. The first English edition was published 1697-9 and was followed by numerous editions until the mid-19th century. It was also published in two Latin editions, 1702 and 1734. John Potter (1721-1804), Archbishop af Canterbury

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

      Edinburgh: For T. Cadell and William Creech. 1775. First Edition. Hardcover. 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 .

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        La science des ingenieurs dans la conduite des travaux de fortification et d?architecture civile.

      Nouvelle Edition. A La Haye, chez Pierre Frederic Gosse, 1775. Sei parti in un volume in 8vo; pp.18 n.nn., 80; 80; 96; 104; 80; 80; 6 n.nn. Antiporta incisa da Creite da un disegno di Rigault. 53 tavole spieghevoli. Legatura coeva in pelle, dorso a cordoni con titolo e fregi in oro, tassello. Tagli rossi, piatti inquadrati da fregio in oro. Qualche fior. Lievi danni alla legatura. Graesse I, pag. 324. EUR 800

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        The Moveable Feasts, Fasts and other Annual Observances of the Catholic Church.

      Dublin: by John Morris Editor of the Meditations No. 9 Fishamble street 1775.. 20 by 12.5 cms. (A Posthumous Work) 523 pp. in a contemporary calf binding with a modern spine label, spine professionally relaid, rear board with a small new leather repair, internally, tight with some signs of use but otherwise very good. An interesting association copy. the title page bears the inscription, "Rev. Jas O'Laverty PP MRIA Holywood." Monsignor O'Laverty 1828-1906 was born in Lecale and educated at St Malachy's College, Belfast, and at Maynooth. He was P.P. in Holywood for 30 years and between 1878-87 he wrote the five volumes of the Historical Account of Down and Connor.

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