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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.

      [Bookseller: Pennymead Books]
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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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        “His Excellency Elbridge Gerry, L.L.D., Governour of Massachusetts.”

      This fine mezzotint was engraved by John Rubens Smith (1775-1849) after original artwork by John Vanderlyn (1775-1852). It was published in Boston on July 4, 1811, as much to celebrate Gerry’s first term as governor as the anniversary of American Independence. Gerry, of course, was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the inventor of gerrymandering, the unnatural re-districting technique that bore his name. Ironically, public reaction against it caused him to lose the race for Governor in Massachusetts in 1812. Stauffer, “American Engravers...” 2921. In antique frame under glass.

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

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

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

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

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        Travels Through the Middle Settlements in North America, in the Years 1759 and 1760; with Observations upon the State of the Colonies

      London: T. Payne 1775 London: T. Payne, 1775. Second Edition. 4to. xvi, 198, [1] pp. Bound in three quarters brown morocco and cloth. Fine. Howes B995; Clark II 7; Sabin 9359; Larned 833; Bibliography of Virginia 675 . Reverend Burnaby was the son of a wealthy clergyman and graduate of Queen's College, Cambridge. "There is a pleasant tone, a wise and educated spirit in this record, which make ample amends for the obvious influences of the writer's religious and political views upon his impressions of the country and the people-" -- H.T. Tuckerman, America and her Commentators, p. 173

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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.

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        Principia Medecinae

      Amstelodami : Sumptibus Fratrum De Tournes, 1775. Hardcover. Very Good. 4th edition. 8vo. XVI, 326 p. Bound in contemporary leather. Minor wear to extremities. Chipping and loss to head and tail of spine. Latin. Clean, unmarked pages. Please feel free to view our photographs. Francis Home FRSE FRCPE (17 November 1719, Eccles, Berwickshire - 15 February 1813) was a Scottish physician who made the first attempt to vaccinate against measles, in 1758. An important figure in Edinburgh during the Enlightenment, he served as president of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (1775-7) and as president of the Physical section of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (1789-96). He was a founding member of both the Royal Medical Society and of the Select Society. Educated at Duns Grammar School, Home studied at Leyden University (1745) and Edinburgh University (MD 1750). He served as surgeon of dragoons in Flanders (1742-8). On leaving the army, Home worked as a physician in Edinburgh, from 1749. He was professor of materia medica at Edinburgh University (1768-98) and was clinical professor at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. He published "Principia Medicine" (1758), and other works.

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        The Charters of the British Colonies in America AND New Commission of the Governor of Quebec (2 separate volumes)

      London: British Government, 1775-76. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+. IMPORTANT EARLY CANADIANA AND AMERICANA CONTENT IN TWO VOLUMES. Volume 2, London : J. Almon, 1775 ; The second part of volume two contains "The Charters of the British Colonies in America" with a separate title page and 142pp. Contents - Massachusetts Bay.-- Connecticut.-- Rhode Island.-- First charter granted to Massachusetts Bay.-- Virginia.-- Pennsylvania.-- Maryland.-- Georgia. Bound with The Parliamentary register, or, History of the proceedings and debates of the House of Lords ... Volume 4, 1776: The second part of Volume IV contains "New Commission of the Governor of Quebec; and other instruments of authority derived from the Crown relative to America". Contents includes: The New Commission of the Governor of the Province of Quebeck (George the Third) to Guy Carleton., Two volumes. Octavo. Original quarter calf, Reback in quarter calf, save original boards and endpapers, tooled as original. Deckled edges and insides are clean and very good. Overall condition is Very Good+. Bookplate of Marquess of Headfort (Ireland - Sir Thomas Taylour 1757 - 1829) on front endpaper of each volume. Vol. 2 : 182pp + 142pp. Vol. 4: 136pp + 82pp. , Former Commission of Captain General and Governour in Chief of the Province of Quebeck (George the Third to James Murray); the King's Proclamation of October 7, 1763; The Oaths of Allegiance and Abjuration of the Pope's Power, and the Pretender's Right to the Crown of Great Britain; Commission of Vice-Admiral (George the Third to James Murray); An Abstract of the Contents of the 'Act for making more effectual provision for the government of the province of Quebeck in North America [Quebec Act].' Passed in June, 1774; A Commission to Sir Danvers Osborn, Baronet, to be Captain-General and Governour in Chief in and over the Province of New York in America, in the Year 1754; The first and second Charters, granted by King Charles II to the Lords Proprietors of Carolina

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        Jus Civile Abbreviatum Redactum: Ad Definitiones, Distinctiones

      1775. Jugla y Font, Antonio. Jus Civile Abbreviatum Redactum: Ad Definitiones, Distinctiones & Quaestiones, Clare & Breviter Definitas, & Singulos Institutionum, Seu Elementorum Justiniani Principis Libros, Ac Titulos, Breviter Atque Perspicue Persequentes, & Enucleantes. Valencia: Typis Francisci Burguete, 1775. [viii], 181 pp. Octavo (6" x 4"). Contemporary vellum, early hand-lettered title to spine. Some edgewear and light staining to boards, hinges just starting at ends, a few partial cracks to text block, minor worming to pastedowns. Early owner bookplate to front pastedown, light toning to text, internally clean. A nice copy of a scarce title. * First edition. This is a textbook on Roman law based on the Institutes of Justinian. Each section is condensed into a few sentences arranged as a series of questions and answers. In many cases, these are followed by references. OCLC locates 1 copy of this edition in North America (at the Library of Congress) and 2 copies worldwide of a 1796 edition (At UC-Berkeley Law Library and the Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid). Another copy dated 1785 located at Harvard Law School. Palau, Manual del Librero Hispanoamericano 125855.

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        COLLECTION COMPLETE DES OEUVRES. Avec figures en taille-douce. Nouvelle edition, soigneusement revue & corrigée.

      In-16 gr., 11 voll., p. pelle bazana coeva, dorso a cordoni con decoraz. e tit. oro su due tasselli (solo 2 voll. con piccola manc.), tagli rossi, molto ben illustrati da: un ritratto dell'autore, 22 belle tavv. inc. in rame (incluse 4 antip.) di cui 13 per la "Nouvelle Eloise" e 5 per "Emile", e con 13 tavv. di note musicali, più volte ripieg., che accompagnano il "Dictionnaire de Musique". Cfr. Dufour,II,387: "Reproduction de l'édition de Rey, Amsterdam, 1769: une des premières éditions collectives publiées du vivant de l'auteur". Solo 1 antip. arross.; lievi arross. interc. nel t. in 7 voll. ma complessivam. esemplare ben conservato, con bell'ex libris nobiliare.

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        Compilazione generale delle tariffe da osservarsi per i diversi magistrati di Siena approvata per Benigno Motuproprio di sua altezza reale. Del di 4. DIcembre 1775.

      Firenze, Gaetano Cambiagi, 1775. Royal8vo. In patterned contemporary paper wrappers. Wrappers with some tears and minor loss. Internally very fine, clean, and fresh. 62, (2) pp.. Scarce first printing of this collection of tax edicts issued by Pietro Leopoldo II, grand-duke of Tuscany. The intention was to raise the tax-level for the rich and for companies in Siena in order to spend the extra income on the poor and needy. In this sense, the present collection of tax-edicts represents one of the very earliest European attempts to create economic social reform in the spirit of the Enlightenment. This became a source of inspiration for the French Constitution. Pietro Leopoldo initiated a process of political, social and economic change in Siena which lasted several decades into the 19th century. It has been argued that this turned Siena from a patrician city - symbolized by the nobility - into a middleclass and bourgeois city. Partly due to laws and guidelines presented in the present work, Siena went from being a city whose most significant features were convents and monasteries to being a city characterized by its public and civil institutions. Leopold also approved and collaborated on the development of a political constitution, said to have anticipated the promulgation of the French Constitution, which bore some similarities to the Virginia Bill of Rights of 1778. Leopold's concept of this was based upon respect for the political rights of citizens and upon a harmony of power between the executive and the legislative. Leopold developed and supported many social and economic reforms. Smallpox vaccination was made systematically available, and an early institution for the rehabilitation of juvenile delinquents was founded. Leopold also introduced radical reforms to the system of neglect and inhumane treatment of those deemed mentally ill. On 23 January 1774, the "legge sui pazzi" (law on the insane) was established, the first of its kind to be introduced in all of Europe, allowing steps to be taken to hospitalize individuals deemed insane

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        Scelta di opuscoli interessanti tradotti da varie lingue... in milano, nella stamperia di giuseppe marelli, 1775-77

      Trentasei volumi legati in 6 grossi tomi. Pp. oltre 4.000 complessive. Con fregi ai frontespizi e molte tavole incise in rame e ripiegate fuori testo. Solida ed elegante legatura di poco posteriore in cart. rigido, dorsi lisci con fregi in oro e titoli su tasselli bicolore. Esemplare marginoso (in barbe), freschissimo ed in perfetto stato di conservazione. Fatto salvo per un tarlettino perlopiù marginale ad alcune carte del volume 35. Raccolta completa di questa collezione di scritti di carattere scientifico apparsi nella seconda metà del '700. Fra gli autori dei testi vengono elencati i maggiori scienziati del tempo e gli argomenti trattati spaziano in diversi campi e discipline (fisica, chimica, meccanica, medicina, ecc). Raro a trovarsi completo in tutte le sue parti ed in desiderabile stato di conservazione come il presente esemplare.

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        A History of the Island of Anglesey. With Memoirs of Owen Glendowr. With A Short Account of Holyhead in the Isle of Anglesea

      London: J Dodsley, 1775 From the invasion by the Romans until finally acceded to the Crown of England to Which is added Memoirs of Owen Glendowr. In contemporary brown quarter leather with marbled boards, corners and edges a little worn and bumped, covers a little faded. Spine, gilt tooling, title in gilt to red leather label, joints cracked, edges bumped and worn. Internally, ink name and pencil notes of Paul Panton, distinguished Welsh antiquary to ffep, also to head of half title, contemporary ink note at titlepage stating By the Rev Nicholas Owen, who died 31 May 18?11, 2 Montgomeryshire Library stamps to verso of TP, (vii), [1], 88 pp. (Memoirs of Owen Glendowr goes from 61-88). Bound WITH, Bibliotheca Topographica Britannica. No X. Containing A Short Account of Holyhead, in the Isle of Anglesea. London. Printed by by and For J Nichols, printed to the Society of Antiquaries..., 1783, (iv), 33 pp, 1 of 2 pl, small tear to margin of map. (ESTC T139793 & Lowndes 1683. Libri Walliae 4849)Owen, Church of England clergyman and antiquary, whose own publications were mainly about local antiquities. British Remains (1788) covered such topics as a history of the lords-marchers, an account of the supposed discovery of America by Madog ab Owain Gwynedd, and also a biography of the naturalist Edward Lhuyd. A selection from the ‘phrases’ of Horace for schoolboys appeared in 1785. Carnarvonshire: a Sketch of its History was published in 1792, and Owen is one of several authors who have been credited with the authorship of the anonymous A History of the Island of Anglesey, with Memoirs of Owen Glendower (1775). See ODNB for a full Bio.

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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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        Anleitung zum Schönschreiben, nach Regeln und Must Anleitung zum Schönschreiben, nach Regeln und Mustern, oder Vorschriften. Zum Gebrauche der deutschen Schulen in den kaiserl. königl. Staaten

      Wien, Im Verlage der deutschen Schulanstalt 1775.. Mit gest. Titel in ornamentalen Rahmen u. 24 (von 26) Kupfertaf. 12 S. Neuer Pappband. 24 x 38 cm.

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        De Novorum Ossium In Integris Aut Maximis, Ob Morbos, Deperditionibus, Regeneratione Experimenta

      Ambr. Didot, Paris, 1775. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Early half leather, worn at corners, slight worming to the spine, slightly shaken, one gathering loose. Scattered browning internally, generally clean and bright. 3 engraved plates and a table, the plates lightly foxed with dampstains. Also an eye doctor and urologist (and catheter inventor), in this work he was the first to posit a system of bone reproduction, though it wasn't until Larghi's work a century later that his theories were put into practice. Size: duodecimo (12mo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Inventory No: 042400. .

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        Li Regni Di Valenza e Murcia Con L'Isole Baleari e Pitiuse

      1775. The Kingdoms of Valencia, Murcia and the Balearic Islands Copper engraving. Later colouring. In fine condition but small stain on bottom right hand margin. Detailed map of the Islands and immediate coastline. The title is decorated with a country scene.

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        The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy Gentleman

      London: J. Dodsley, 1775. Six volumes complete - Volume One - [6], 228pp; Volume Two - 238pp, [2]; Volume Three - [4], 248pp; Volume Four - [4], 224pp; Volume Five - [2], 222pp and Volume Six - [6], 205pp, [1]. Contemporary full calf, raised bands, spines in six panels, morocco title label to second panel, volume label to fourth, remaining panels with repeated leafy stem gilt tools, covers with gilt roll border, spot pattern marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed to extremities, one or two minor scuffs and bumps to covers, tiny amount of chipping to head of a couple of spines, front joint of volume six cracked but holding well. Internally some light foxing, offsetting from engraved frontispiece to volume one and the 'black' page, otherwise quite bright and clean. The Tenth edition of Sterne's masterpiece, probably issued as part of the complete works of Sterne (see the final advertisement leaf in volume six). An attractive set. Reprint. Full Calf. Good+. 12mo.

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        [AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT, SIGNED BY OLIVER ELLSWORTH AND THOMAS SEYMOUR, AUTHORIZING PAYMENT TO THE FAIRFIELD MILITIA DURING THE FIRST MONTHS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION]

      Hartford. Nov. 30, 1775.. [1]p., measuring 6 x 8 inches, ten lines of text; docketed on verso. Old fold lines. Minor soiling Near fine. Key manuscript document, written and signed by Oliver Ellsworth, revealing the interaction between the colonies during the earliest stages of the American Revolution, and the financial interchanges that fueled the rebellion. Ellsworth served in several Connecticut government positions during the Revolution, including as a delegate to the Continental Congress. He was one of the five- member committee that drafted the Constitution at the Constitutional Convention in 1787, playing an important role in the drafting of the Connecticut Compromise, which gave equal representation to large and small states in the Senate; Ellsworth left the Convention, however, before the final draft was completed and is not counted among the Signers. He subsequently served as a U.S. Senator (1789-96) and as the third Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Following the alarm raised by the battles at Lexington and Concord in April 1775, militiamen from across the colonies gathered at Boston - this body would become the Continental Army, and the Revolutionary War had begun. In this document, Ellsworth and Thomas Seymour authorize Connecticut Treasurer Jonathan Lawrence to "Pay the Select Men of Fairfield Five pounds Five Shilling & nine pence in Bills - in part the Expence of the Inhabitants of sd. Town who marched towards Boston & to N. York in Alarm last Spring - & Necessaries supplied the Rifle Battalion marching thru this colony to camp at Cambridge...." Signed by Ellsworth and Seymour on the recto, and by Thaddeus Burr, acknowledging receipt of the funds, on the verso, along with docketing. A wonderful piece, in lovely condition, from the opening months of the Revolution.

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        Nachrichten von der Stadt Kiel, im Holsteinischen. Hrsg. v. J.H. Fehse. Flensburg, Serringhausen, 1775. XX, 428 S. Kl.-8°. Hldr. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. RSch. sowie Deckelfileten (etw. berieben).

      'Man glaubt gemeiniglich, Kiel habe seinen Namen von der keilförmigen Gestalt der Stadt und des Hafens erhalten; in der That aber ist diese Gestalt so sichtbar nicht, daß die ohne Beihülfe der Einbildungskraft die Figur eines Keils abbilden könnte ... Die Stadt Kiel ist von alten Zeiten her durch die Schiffahrt, und durch diejenige Seeräuberei ... bekannt gewesen.' (Textauszug).- Über die Landesherrschaft, das Rathaus, die Kirchen wie die Marienkirche, Capelle Calvaria vor Kiel, Nikolaikirche, weiterhin über die Stadtschule, die Vorzüge Kiels u.v.m.- Selten.

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        A RELATION OF A JOURNEY TO THE GLACIERS, IN THE DUTCHY OF SAVOY

      Norwich: Printed by Richard Beatniffe, 1775.. [48],xxi,[1],264,[2]pp. plus three plates. Engraved dedication leaf. Octavo. Contemporary calf, newly rebacked in ruled calf with gilt label. Binding a bit darkened at edges, old tidemark in lower gutter quarter of dedication leaf and plates, early ink name on title of A. Wickham and bookplate of William Wickham, later small book label of the Lewis Walpole Library (bearing release stamp), a few pencil corrections in the text, otherwise a very good copy. First edition in English of Bourrit's DÉSCRIPTION DES GLACIÈRES (1773), translated by C. and F. Davy. Although the table lists over twenty plates that were intended to accompany the narrative, only three were actually issued with this edition. The substantial list of subscribers includes such luminaries as Samuel Johnson, Beckford, Burke, Garrick, Reynolds, and Horace and other Walpoles (it is dedicated by the translators to Mrs. R. Walpole). Bourrit was precentor of the church of St Peter at Geneva, and enjoyed a passionate amateur's enthusiasm for the Alps and mountaineering. In 1784, he made the first (unsuccessful) attempt at an ascent of Mount Blanc. London and Dublin editions, and a second Norwich edition, appeared in 1776, but the first is uncommon. ESTC T131801.

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        A LETTER TO THE PEOPLE OF GREAT BRITAIN FROM THE DELAGATES [sic] OF THE AMERICAN CONGRESS IN PHILADELPHIA

      [London? 1775?].. 16pp. 19th-century three-quarter morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt. Extremities lightly worn. Bookplate on front pastedown; ownership stamp of John Carter Brown on verso of titlepage. Light soiling, heavier to outer leaves. Very good. In a blue half morocco and cloth folder, spine gilt. 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. 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, and appealing to public sentiment to support the American cause. The resolution was first printed in Philadelphia (only one copy is known of this separate printing). This is the second of two London editions, both quite rare. 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 and also in their JOURNAL. Adams notes that the text of the Congress' Resolution had reached England by the latter part of December 1774, and it is likely that both London editions were printed shortly thereafter. This edition is from a distinctly different setting of type from the other London edition. Adams points to its unusual type ornaments as a possible clue, without being able to identify a printer. An important document on the Revolutionary road. Only four copies located between Adams and ESTC: John Carter Brown Library, Library of Congress, Yale University, and Oxford University. ESTC N33777. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 74-86c.

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

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

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        JOURNAL OF THE RESOLUTION'S VOYAGE, IN 1772, 1773, 1774, AND 1775. ON DISCOVERY TO THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE, BY WHICH THE NON EXISTENCE OF AN UNDISCOVERED CONTINENT...IS DEMONSTRATIVELY PROVED. ALSO A JOURNAL OF THE ADVENTURE'S VOYAGE, IN THE YEARS 1772, 1773, AND 1774. WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE SEPARATION OF THE TWO SHIPS

      London. 1775.. xiii,[1],328pp. plus folding map and five plates. With an additional folding map, "Part of the Tropical Discoveries of the Resolution Sloop Captain J. Cook in 1774." Contemporary calf, spine richly gilt, gilt morocco label. Front hinge weakening, light shelf wear. Bookplate on front free endpaper. Small worm holes in the lower margin of the second half of the leaves, not affecting text. A very good copy. The earliest published complete account of Cook's second voyage, issued at least eighteen months prior to the official version. The second voyage included the first crossing of the Antarctic circle, making Marra's narrative the earliest firsthand account of the Antarctic, and the engraved plates are the first depictions of that region. Due to the strict regulations against private publications, the work was published anonymously, but the identity of the author did not remain a mystery for long. "Correspondence between Cook and the Admiralty shows that the author was John Marra, one of the gunners' mates in the Resolution. He was an Irishman whom Cook had picked up at Batavia during the first voyage. He made an abortive attempt to desert at Tahiti on 14 May 1774, an escapade of which Cook took so lenient a view that he says - 'I know not if he might have obtained my consent, if he had applied for it in proper time.' This did not, however, as Marra states at p. 241, prevent his being put in irons..." - Holmes. This copy contains the extremely rare extra folding map, "Part of the Tropical Discoveries of the Resolution Sloop Captain J. Cook in 1774," which is noted by Beddie and Rosove, but which is not called for in most of the references. This map has, however, been present in three of the twenty-five copies of the first edition sold at auction in the last thirty or so years. The chart appears opposite the first page of text and shows New Caledonia and the Great Cyclades islands to the north and Norfolk island to the south. It is a most interesting production, and is to be found in two states: first, as here with the engraver's name and with the position of Norfolk Island incorrectly placed 4° too far south; and second, with the engraver's name erased (but just visible), with the Norfolk Island's latitude corrected. The chart follows two of the Gilbert manuscript charts in spelling Ballabeah Isle with a final "h," unlike all the other manuscript charts. We have a definite date for the corrected issue of this chart, as it accompanied the article, "Late Voyages of the Resolution and Adventure," published in the GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, Vol. XLVI, 1776 (edited by David Henry), opposite page 120 in the March issue. Therefore, it seems probable that the uncorrected chart found its way into copies of Marra issued during the last two or three months of 1775. "A rare work...contain[ing] details of many events not recorded in the official account, and a preface recording the causes which led Banks and his staff to withdraw from the expedition at the last moment. Accordingly it is a vital second voyage item..." - Davidson. BAGNALL 630. ROSOVE 214.A1.b. KROEPELIEN 809. BEAGLEHOLE II, pp.cliii-clv. BEDDIE 1270. SPENCE 758. DAVIDSON, p.60. HOLMES 16. O'REILLY & REITMAN 379. KAEPPLER 29. HOCKEN, p.14. HILL 1087. CONRAD, p.13. STREETER SALE 2408. SABIN 16247.

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        Journal of the Resolution's Voyage, in 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775. On Discovery to the southern hemisphere, by which the non existence of an undiscovered continent ... is demonstratively proved. Also a journal of the Adventure's voyage, in the years 1772, 1773, and 1774. With an account of the separation of the two ships

      London: 1775. Octavo. (8 1/4 x 4 7/8 inches). 1 folding engraved map, 5 engraved plates, extra-illustrated with 1 folding engraved map "Part of the Tropical Discoveries of the Resolution Sloop Captain J. Cook in 1774". Contemporary calf, spine gilt in compartments with raised bands, morocco lettering-piece. "The first printed account of man's entry into the region south of the Antarctic circle" (Spence) and the earliest published complete account of Cook's second voyage, issued at least eighteen months prior to the official version. "A rare work ... contain[ing] details of many events not recorded in the official account, and a preface recording the causes which led Banks and his staff to withdraw from the expedition at the last moment. Accordingly it is a vital second voyage item..." (Davidson). The second voyage included the first crossing of the Antarctic circle, making Marra's narrative the earliest firsthand account of the Antarctic, and the engraved plates are the first depictions of that region. Due to the strict regulations against private publications, the work was published anonymously, but the identity of the author did not remain a mystery for long. "Correspondence between Cook and the Admiralty shows that the author was John Marra, one of the gunners' mates in the Resolution. He was an Irishman whom Cook had picked up at Batavia during the first voyage. He made an abortive attempt to desert at Tahiti on 14 May 1774, an escapade of which Cook took so lenient a view that he says - 'I know not if he might have obtained my consent, if he had applied for it in proper time.' This did not, however, as Marra states at p. 241, prevent his being put in irons..." (Holmes). This copy contains the extremely rare extra folded map, "Part of the Tropical Discoveries of the Resolution Sloop Captain J. Cook in 1774," which is noted by Beddie and Rosove, but which is not called for in most of the references. This map has been present in only three of the twenty-five copies of the first edition sold at auction in the last thirty or so years. The chart appears opposite the first page of text and shows New Caledonia and the Great Cyclades islands to the north and Norfolk island to the south. It is a most interesting production, and is to be found in two states: first, as here with the engraver's name and with the position of Norfolk Island incorrectly placed 4° too far south; and second, with the engraver's name erased (but just visible), with Norfolk Island's latitude corrected. The chart follows two of the Gilbert manuscript charts (see David 2.225/6/) in spelling Ballabeah Isle with a final "h," unlike all the other manuscript charts. We have a definite date for the corrected issue of this chart, as it accompanied the article, "Late Voyages of the Resolution and Adventure," published in the Gentleman's Magazine, Vol. XLVI, 1776 (edited by David Henry), opposite page 120 in the March issue. Therefore, it seems probable that the uncorrected chart found its way into copies of Marra issued during the last two or three months of 1775. Bagnall 630; Beaglehole II, pp.cliii-clv; Beddie 1270; Conrad p.13; Davidson p.60; Hill (2004) 1087; Hocken, p.14; Holmes 16; Kroepelien 809; O'Reilly-Reitman 379; Rosove 214.A1b; Sabin 16247; Spence 758; Streeter Sale 2408.

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        AN ACCURATE MAP OF NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA, WITH THEIR INDIAN FRONTIERS, MOUNTAINS, RIVERS, SWAMPS, MARSHES, BAYS, CREEKS, HARBOURS & c., WITH THE ROADS AND INDIAN PATHS AS WELL AS THE BOUNDARY OR PROVINCIAL LINES, THE SEVERAL TOWNSHIPS AND OTHER DIV

      London: R. Sayer & J. Bennett, May 30th, 1775 [i.e. 1776].. Copper-engraved map, engraved by Samuel Turner Sparrow with original outline color, on four sheets of two joined pairs, each pair measuring 21 1/2 x 55 7/8 inches, and if joined would measure 43 x 55 7/8 inches. Very good. A rare monumental work, one of the finest and most important maps of the Carolinas, which "appeared on the eve of the American Revolution, and its up-to-date geography made it the most widely consulted map of the area used in the war effort" (DEGREES OF LATITUDE, p.209). The present map was so detailed and geographically advanced that it remained the seminal map of the Carolinas for the following two generations. Its appearance in the days leading up to the American Revolution ensured that it was the primary map used by field commanders on both sides as the dramatic events of the conflict unfolded in the Carolinas. This is evinced by the fact that the very copies used by three of the most important commanders are today preserved in libraries. George Washington's copy, folded and mounted on cloth, resides in the collections of the American Geographical Society. The copy of the French commander, the Comte de Rochambeau, belongs to the collections of the Library of Congress; and British commander Sir Henry Clinton's copy is housed in the William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan. Henry Mouzon produced a map that was one of the finest expressions of American cartography in the years leading up to the Revolution; however, he remains one of the most enigmatic of all the mapmakers of this period. All that is known of him is that this masterly work was devised by Henry Mouzon of Craven County, who was a professional surveyor, and was described as having left "Sundry maps and two copper plates" in the inventory of his estate after his death in April 1777. Mouzon first announced his intention to publish a map depicting just South Carolina in an advertisement in THE SOUTH CAROLINA AND AMERICAN GENERAL ADVERTISER in the Spring of 1774. However, as Mouzon proceeded, he clearly elected to undertake a much greater endeavor that would cover both of the Carolinas, which had been officially divided into the two separate colonies of North and South Carolina in 1730. Mouzon's great work was first published by the leading London firm of Sayer & Bennett in 1775. Up until its publication, it was clear that Mouzon had surpassed all of his antecedents in terms of both the scope and accuracy of the region depicted. He largely derived his portrayal of South Carolina on the two excellent recent maps by military engineer James Cook, A MAP OF SOUTH CAROLINA (1771) and A MAP OF THE PROVINCE OF SOUTH CAROLINA (1773). He was also well apprised of William De Brahm's monumental MAP OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND A PART OF GEORGIA (1757). Mouzon importantly improved upon these sources by providing greater definition of the rivers and more detail regarding the native settlements located to the west of the Cherokee Line. With regards to his depiction of North Carolina, Mouzon used John Abraham Collet's magnificent A COMPLEAT MAP OF NORTH- CAROLINA (1770) as a basis, but superseded it by adding the delineation of more counties and far more advanced delineation of the Catawba River and its tributaries. It would also seem that Mouzon consulted an alternate source for the depth soundings noted off the coastline, as the hydrographic information is decidedly different from that used by Collet. This map exists in three states, of which the present copy represents the second state, which is distinguished from the former by the addition of "Fort Sullivan" to the inset of Charleston Harbor in the map's lower right. It was included in the 1776 edition of Thomas Jefferys' THE AMERICAN ATLAS..., one of the most important works in the history of American cartography. CUMMING, NORTH CAROLINA IN MAPS, pp.21-22. CUMMING, SOUTHEAST IN EARLY MAPS 450. GUTHORN, BRITISH MAPS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 83/1, 150/13. DEGREES OF LATITUDE 44. SCHWARTZ & EHRENBERG, p.187. SELLERS & VAN EE, MAPS & CHARTS OF NORTH AMERICA & WEST INDIES, p.298. Stevens & Tree, "Comparative Cartography" 11 (citing only the first and third states), in Tooley, THE MAPPING OF AMERICA.

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        An Accurate Map of North and South Carolina, with their Indian Frontiers, Shewing in a distinct manner all the Mountains, Rivers, Swamps, Marshes, Bays, Creeks, Harbours, Sandbanks and Soundings on the Coasts, with the Roads and Indian Paths as well as the Boundary or Provincial Lines, the Several Townships and other divisions of the land in both the Provinces; the whole from Actual Surveys by Henry Mouzon and others

      London: R. Sayer & J. Bennet, May 30th, 1775 [but 1776]. Copper-engraved map, engraved by Samuel Turner Sparrow, on four sheets of two joined pairs, each pair measuring 21 1/2 x 55 7/8 inches, and if joined, would measure 43 x 55 7/8 inches, with original outline colour, in very good condition. A rare monumental work, one of the finest and most important maps of the Carolinas, which "appeared on the eve of the American Revolution, and its up-to-date geography made it the most widely consulted map of the area used in the war effort" (Degrees of Latitude, p.209). Arguably, the most handsome map of the Carolinas ever made, very finely engraved with inset maps of Charleston Harbor and Port Royal Harbor in the lower left, the map is so detailed and geographically advanced that it remained the seminal map of the Carolinas for the following two generations. Its appearance in the days leading up to the American Revolution ensured that it was the primary map used by field commanders on both sides as the dramatic events of the conflict unfolded in the Carolinas. This is demonstrated by the fact that the very copies used by three of the most important commanders are today preserved in libraries. George Washington's copy, folded and mounted on cloth, resides in the collection of The American Geographical Society. The French commander, the Comte de Rochambeau's copy in the Library of Congress; and British commander, Sir Henry Clinton's copy is housed in the William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan. Henry Mouzon produced a map that was one of the finest expressions of American cartography in the years leading up to the Revolution; however, he remains one of the most enigmatic of all the mapmakers of this period. All that is known of him is that this masterly work was devised by Henry Mouzon of Craven County, who was a professional surveyor, and was described as having left "Sundry maps and two copper plates" in the inventory of his estate after his death in April, 1777. Mouzon first announced his intention to publish a map depicting just South Carolina in an advertisement in The South Carolina and American General Advertiser in the Spring of 1774. However, as Mouzon proceeded he elected to undertake the much greater endeavour of covering both Carolinas. The Carolinas were officially divided into two separate colonies, North and South, in 1730. Mouzon's great work was first published by the leading London firm of Sayer & Bennett in 1775. Upon publication, it became clear that Mouzon had surpassed all of his predecessors in terms of scope and accuracy of the region depicted. He largely derived his portrayal of South Carolina from the two excellent recent maps by the military engineer James Cook, A Map of South Carolina (1771) and A Map of the Province of South Carolina (1773). He was also well apprised of William De Brahm's monumental Map of South Carolina and a Part of Georgia (1757). Mouzon importantly improved upon these sources by providing greater definition to the rivers and more detail regarding the native settlements located to the west of the Cherokee Line. With regards to his depiction of North Carolina, Mouzon used John Abraham Collet's magnificent A Compleat Map of North-Carolina (1770) as a basis, but superseded it by adding the delineation of more counties and a far more accuarte delineation of the Catawba River and its tributaries. It would also seem that Mouzon consulted an alternate source for the depth soundings noted off of the coastline, as the hydrographic information is decidedly different from that used by Collet. This map exists in three states, of which the present copy represents the second state and which is distinguished from the former by the addition of "Fort Sullivan" to the inset of Charleston Harbour in the map's lower right. It was included in the 1776 edition of Thomas Jefferys' American Atlas, one of the most important works in the history of American cartography. Cumming, North Carolina in Maps, pp.21-22; Cumming, Southeast in Early Maps, 450; Guthorn, British Maps of the American Revolution, 83/1 & 150/13; Degrees of Latitude, 44; Schwartz & Ehrenberg, Mapping of America, p.187; Sellers & Van Ee, Maps & Charts of North America & West Indies, p.298; Stevens & Tree, 'Comparative Cartography,' 11 (citing only the first and third states), in Tooley, The Mapping of America.

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