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        SERMONS PREACHED BY SEVERAL OF THE PEOPLE CALLED QUAKERS, EXACTLY TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND AS THEY WERE DELIVERED BY THEM AT THEIR MEETING-HOUSES, IN GRACE-CHURCH-STREE, DEVONSHIRE-HOUSE, ST. MARTIN'S-LE'GRAND, ST. JOHN'S STREET, WHEELER STREET, AND RATCLIFFE, In and about London. a New Edition

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

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

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

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        Kilgarren Castle in South Wales

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Art of Cookery

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Origin Laws, Arts and Sciences

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

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        Anleitung zur Schönschreibkunst.

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

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        An Exact Chart of the River St. Laurence, from Fort Frontenac ot the Island of Anticosti shewing the Soundings, Rocks, Shoals, &c with Views of the Lands

      London.: Robert Sayer.. 1775.. Copperplate engraved map, outline handcolor, 23 1/2 x 37 inches (60 x 94 cm) plus margins. Printed on two joined sheets. 1 inch split at one fold intersection with two 1/2 inch tears from this, one short split at another fold intersection, top left corner creased with several foxing spots, small spot at upper right edge (just before L of Labrador, a couple of extra creases at 2 lower folds, split at two left fold ends just to neat line. An extremely detailed and fascinating map of this strategic area of North America, with several insets and two profiles. Scale of the main map is 3 inches to 10 "English & French Leagues" (1: 695,000). At left is a several paragraph text "account of the Navigation of the River St. Laurence from Lake Ontario to the Isle of Anticosti" "given by a Gentleman who lately made that Voyage." .

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        (Extra fraai kinder prent-boek, zynde voorzien met differente afbeeldingen, benevens verscheide beesten en vogelen. Alle in hout gesneden door H. Numan. Waaragter ook gevoegt zyn De zeven wonderen der waereld, door wylen C. van Sighem)

      (Amsterdam, Egmont, 1775).. Mit SS. 7 - 56, davon die S. 7 - 51 mit insgesamt 23 fast blattgr. Holzschnitten mit Überschrift und vierzeiligem Sinngedicht unter der Abbildung, verso jeweils weiß. SS. 53 - 56 mit dem Titel "De zeven wonderen der waereld" mit zus. 7 kleineren Textholzschnitten. Einfacher Umschlag d. Zt. 21 x 16,5 cm. Buijnsters, Bibliografie van Nederlandse school- en kinderboeken 1700-1800, Nr. 1619. - Sehr seltenes und frühes Beispiel eines sogenannten Figurenbuches, die ähnlich aussehen wie die holländischen Bilderbögen, bzw. die auf den Bögen verwendeten Holzschnitte als einzelne Tafeln wiedergeben. Die blattgr. Holzschnitte von Hendrik Numan (1736-1788) signiert; die Folge zu den Sieben Weltwundern sind neue Abzüge von alten Platten des Christoffel van Sichem IV (1642-circa 1698). Die reizvollen Tafeln Numans zeigen u. a. Kinder beim Spiel, holländische Feste und verschiedene Tiere. - Es fehlen die Blätter A1 - A3 einschließlich des Titels; damit sind 23 von 25 Holzschnitten von Numan vorhanden; Bl. A4 (mit der Seitennummeriung 7) mit Abriss des Sinngedichts, die Abbildung ist komplett erhalten. Tls. fleckig und etwas gebrauchsspurig, insgesamt aber relativ gut erhalten. Unbeschnitten.

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        De Novorum Ossium, in Integris aut Maximis, ob Morbos, Deperditionibus, Regeneratione Experimenta

      Three folding engraved plates & one folding printed table. x, [11]-240 pp. 8vo, cont. vellum over boards (binding a little soiled & stained). Paris: F.A. Didot, 1775. First edition. Troja (1747-1827), studied medicine at Naples and in 1774 he went to Paris where he began the research on the formation of bone tissue and bone generation which made him famous. Although Réaumur and Trembley had earlier demonstrated the regrowth of limbs in crustacea and polyps, no one before had considered the possibility of regrowth of bones. "Troja demonstrated that if a foreign body is introduced into the marrow cavity of a long bone, the bony cylinder dies and a new bone is formed all around the necrotic one, the latter being eventually eliminated. Accordingly, Troja suggested that in treating extensive caries of the bone, marrow should be destroyed, so that new bone formation would result."-Leonardo, Lives of Master Surgeons, p. 428. Troja later took up again his work on bone surgery and regeneration. In 1814 he first described the perforating connective-tissue fibers, usually known as "Sharpey's fibers." Fine crisp copy. Ex Bibliotheca Mechanica. ❧ D.S.B., XIII, pp. 464-65. Hirsch, V, p. 642-"a very important work" (in trans.). .

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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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        Anleitung zur Schönschreibkunst

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

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        THE RIVALS, A COMEDY. AS IT IS ACTED AT THE THEATRE-ROYAL IN COVENT-GARDEN

      London: Printed for John Wilkie, 1775.. x,[6],100pp. Octavo. Three quarter green calf, spine gilt extra, a.e.g., by Riviere. Half-title bound in. Printed bookplate on front pastedown, as well as the small gilt morocco bookplate of Chauncey B. Tinker. Fore-tips rubbed, a couple small scrapes to side panels and one to lower fore-piece, otherwise a very good, attractive copy. First edition. Although there is a catchword on p.100 implying the Epilogue was to follow, the Epilogue appears on pp. [xiii-iv], as published, followed by the leaf bearing the errata and Dramatis Personae. WILLIAMS, pp. 212-3. ESTC T45136.

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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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        La Tonotechnie ou l'Art de noter les Cylindres, et tout ce qui est susceptible de Notage dans les Instrumens de Concerts méchaniques. Ouvrage nouveau

      Engraved frontis., five folding engraved plates (one with careful repairs to folds on verso), & a few illus. in the text. Engraved head-piece on first leaf of dedication. Pages 43-50 are larger folding leaves entitled "Table de Caractères" with woodcuts. 5 p.l. (incl. frontis.), xxvii, [1], 236, [4] pp. 8vo, modern red morocco, uncut. Paris: P.M. Delaguette, 1775. First edition of a scarce book which describes a numbered dial (cadran) used in "notating" the studded barrels of mechanical musical instruments. The invention was immediately applied to music boxes; later applications included the pneumatic organ and player piano. Engramelle (1727-1805), was a French builder of mechanical instruments. "The description (in his La tonotechnie, 1775) of his invention of a numbered dial (cadran) and its use in 'notating' the studded barrels of mechanical musical instruments were important in his own time and constitute an invaluable source of information today on French late Baroque performing practices. The plans for the studded barrels to play various pieces of music were accompanied by tables, from which the following generalizations can be drawn: all tempos are strikingly fluid; endings are clearly retarded; the inequality of notes inégales ranges in proportion from 3 : 1 to 9 : 7; staccato takes precedence over legato; there are minute gradations of staccato, which is however usually extremely short, and there are similarly fine shades of differentiation for legato; grace notes are short and invariably fall on the beat; no trills maintain the same rapidity throughout; and finally, all such 'rules' are allowed broad freedom in their application."-New Grove Dictionary, Vol. 6, pp. 202-03. Very good copy. Contemporary ownership inscription on half-title and title. ❧ Chapuis, Histoire de la Boite à Musique et de la Musique mécanique, pp. 27-32. .

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        The Waterfall of Niagara ... La Cascade de Niagara

      [London: R. Sayer, before 1775]. Engraving, on laid paper, full period hand colouring. Title and text in English and French. 12 1/2 x 17 3/4 inches. Early issue of a rare engraving of Niagara Falls, here with full period hand colouring. Based upon Hennepin's view, as well as the inset of Niagara Falls which appeared on the famed Popple map, this print was published by Robert Sayer and is listed in his 1775 catalogue, though was likely for sale at an earlier date (perhaps as early as 1751). This version of the print would become the basis for other 18th century depictions of the falls. A later edition of this view would be published by Laurie and Whittle, with their imprint, in 1794. Dow 879

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        Ghostly Testimony in a Document Signed during the Revolutionary War

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

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        Asmus omnia sua secum portans, oder Sämmtliche Werke des Wandsbecker Bothen

      Breslau, Löwe 1775 -1812. 15 cm. 8 Teile und Anhang zu Teil 5 in 7 Bänden. Mit 1 gestochenem Frontispiz, 7 (wiederholten) Titelvignetten, 13 teils blattgroßen Kupfern (davon 8 von Chodowiecki und 3 von Schellenberg) und 11 Textholzschnitten. Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung, Teil 8 Festeinband, Pappband der Zeit (in abweichendem Format), von Band 1 liegen die Kartons der broschierten Originaleinbände bei. - Borst 304 (ohne Tl.5 Anh.) - Engelmann, Chodow. 207, 468-73, 625 - Goed. IV/I, 978, 8 - Erste Gesamtausgabe. Nach Goed. Teil 1/2 im Nachdruck, nach Borst alle Teile im Erstdruck. In Band 4 beginnt auf Seite 143 das berühmte "Kriegslied", verso paginiert: 144-160. - Teil 1-4: Beym Verfasser, und in Comißion bey Gottlieb Löwe in Breslau (1775 - 1783); Teil 5: Beym Verfasser, und in Commißion bey Carl Ernst Bohn in Hamburg (1790); Teil 5 Anhang: Hamburg, in Commißion bey Friedr. Perthes (um 1798); Teil 6-7: Beym Verfasser, und in Commißion bey Friedr. Perthes in Hamburg (1798 - 1803); Teil 8: Zugabe zu den Sämmtlichen Werken ... Auf Kosten des Verfassers, 1812. Auf bläulichem Papier, unbeschnitten. - Schönes, fast fleckenfreies Exemplar, Teil 8 Rücken restauriert, Kanten geringfügig berieben, im vorderen Innendeckel Exlibris. -

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        Grosse-ambree-lisse, Verte-blanche lisse, Grosse-blanche lisse (Currants)

      One of the most splendid books on fruit ever produced, ?Traite des Arbres Fruitiers? was the result of the collaboration of two lifelong friends, Pierre Jean Francois Turpin (1775-1840) and Pierre-Antoine Poiteau (1766-1854). The son of a poor artisan, Turpin was largely self-taught but had studied the basic elements of drawing in the art school of his hometown, Vire.At 19, Turpin was sent to San Domingo in the West Indies where he met the young botanist, and student of the great botanist Pierre-Antoine Poiteau, whom was a student of the great botanical artist Pierre Joseph Redoute. This inspired in Turpin an enthusiasm for natural history. This ?new edition? was in fact a completely new work, loosely based on Henri Loius Duhamel du Monceau?s Traité des Arbres Fruitiers, published in 1768. Duhamel du Monceau, a French botanist, had the artists Claude Aubriet (ca. 1665-1747) and Madeleine Basseporte (1701-80) illustrate the fruit species to be included in the published work.This fine, hand-colored stipple engraving, ?Grosse-ambree-lisse, Verte-blanche lisse, Grosse-blanche lisse? measures 21" x 13.5" and is in excellent condition with light foxing in the margins. This engraving of currants illustrates three different types: amber, green and white. The plants are shadowed and highlighted in varying shades of green, which, along with precise lines and detailing, creating a naturalistic and aesthetic effect.

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

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

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        Poetical sketches of Scarborough: illustrated by twenty-one engravings of humorous subjects, coloured from original designs, made upon the spot by J. Green and etched by T. Rowlandson

      With 21 hand-coloured aquatint plates etched by Rowlandson. Full sprinkled calf, neatly re-backed in decorative gilt; interior with a couple of insignificant marginal tears, otherwise an excellent copy from the library of physician and surgeon Ralph R. Ritzman, with his ownership inscription to fly-leaf. This second edition, with added dedication and contents, was the result of the collaboration of several authors, including John Buonarotti Papworth (1775-1847), who contributed fourteen chapters, the classical scholar and poet Francis Wrangham (1769-1842), and the prolific English writer William Combe (1741-1823). In the first edition, the contributions were anonymous; in this edition, their initials (with the exception of Combe's) were added at the end of each chapter.& & According to the "Advertisement" at the beginning of the book: "The originals of the plates in this volume were sketches made as souvenirs of the place during a visit to Scarborough in the season of 1812. They were not intended for publication, but being found to interest many persons of taste, several of whom expressed a desire to possess engravings of them; and some gentlemen having offered to add metrical illustrations to each, the present form of publication has been adopted." &

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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. Two volumes in four, folio. (19 3/4 x 12 1/4 inches). Engraved oval title vignette to vol.I, 432 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, General Observations on grasses and Catalogue of plants growing in Settle in vol. 1. With a 20th century typed alphabetical Index of plants inserted in vol. 1. Without the fascicule indices found in some copies. Uncut. Contemporary blue paper covered boards, rebacked with green cloth a later date, spines with manuscript paper labels. Rare first edition of the first English colour-plate national flora: a very clean, uncut example 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. As per Curtis's instructions in the Preface, the original owner of this copy had his set bound in boards with the edges uncut and with the plates arranged in Linnaean order. Dunthorne 87; Great Flower Books (1990) p.88; Henrey III, 595; Hunt 650; Nissen BBI 439; Stafleu & Cowan 1286. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        [Portrait of George Stubbs]

      circa 1775. Drypoint by James Bretherton. 7 5/8 x 5 1/2 inches. Inscription: "Mr. Orde f.*** A Sketch ***Bretherton/---Quae cur[a] nitentes/Pingere equ[i]---." A fine character study of Stubbs aged about 50. The artist is shown, half-length in profile, seated at an easel, intent on an unseen subject. His left arm is raised, brush in hand, before a canvas with the outline of a prancing horse visible. His palette rests on his right fore-arm. He is wearing a frock coat and knee breeches. According to the DNB, Thomas Orde (afterwards Orde-Powlett) first Baron Bolton, was "educated at Eton and King's College, Cambridge...While at Cambridge, he studied the art of etching, and showed great skill 'in taking off any peculiarity of person.' This was a dangerous gift, but he never portrayed any one likely to become an object of ridicule. Three portraits by him in 1768 of D. Randall, fruit-seller at Cambridge, and of Mother Hammond, are described in Wordsworth's University Life in the Eighteenth Century (pp. 453-4). The particulars of his etching in the same year of a very stout man, and in 1769 of William Lynch, an old seller of pamphlets, are set out in the Catalogue of Satirical Prints at the British Museum....The names of the performers in the 'Cambridge concert,' which is usually attributed to him, are given in the Catalogue of Satirical Prints ; but, according to Hawkins, the design was by Orde, and the etching by Sir Abraham Hume. He also etched his father, mother, and younger brother, and drew a pen-and-ink sketch of Voltaire acting in one of his own tragedies. To the Account of King's College Chapel, 1769, which bears the name of Henry Malden, chapter clerk, is prefixed his portrait by Orde. The profits from the sale of these etchings were given by him to the characters whom he drew." Orde went on to pursue a highly successful career in politics, rising to be chief secretary to the Duke of Rutland during his time as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, and a member of the privy council in Ireland. "Orde married at Marylebone, on 7 April 1778, Jean Mary Browne Powlett, natural daughter of Charles, fifth duke of Bolton, by Mary Browne Banks, on whom...the greater part of the extensive estates were entailed. On the death of the sixth duke.. the property passed to Orde in right of his wife, and by royal license he assumed, on 7 Jan. 1795, the additional surname of Powlett. On 20 Oct. 1797 he was created Baron Bolton of Bolton Castle, Yorkshire, in the peerage of Great Britain. In 1791 he was appointed Governor and Vice-Admiral of the Isle of Wight, and in 1800 he was created lord-lieutenant of Hampshire. He was also a lord of trade and plantations, receiver-general of the duchy-court of Lancaster, and registrar, examiner, and first clerk of the county palatine of Lancaster" (DNB). Lennox-Boyd, p.379; Nagler II, p.139.

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        A CANDID EXAMINATION OF THE MUTUAL CLAIMS OF GREAT-BRITAIN, AND THE COLONIES: WITH A PLAN OF ACCOMMODATION, ON CONSTITUTIONAL PRINCIPLES

      New York: James Rivington, 1775.. [2],62pp. Dbd. Small chip in upper edge of titlepage, not affecting text. Contemporary ownership signature at top of titlepage, small institutional ink stamp in lower outer corner. Very good. In a half morocco and cloth box. An important Loyalist tract from the leading Loyalist printer. It is described by Howes as "one of the most famous Tory tracts, upholding unlimited Parliamentary supremacy. In several colonies copies were officially burned." Galloway later fled America for England. This copy is one (probably the second) of two states, with errata on the verso of the titlepage. AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE 164. EVANS 14059. SABIN 26422. HOWES G34.

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        The Rivals - A Comedy

      London: John Wilkie, 1775. x, [6], 100pp. Bound in full tree calf, later rebacked, semi-raised bands, spine in six panels, morocco title / author label to second panel, remaining panels with central flower and leaf corner pieces in gilt. Very minor rubbing to extremities, internally some light browning, with some light occasional foxing, but generally fairly bright. Catchword 'EPI' on page one hundred, but the epilogue is found after the prologue at the front of the book as usual, Williams notes that the book was never issued with an Epilogue at the end. Sheridan's play, initially unsuccessful, was quickly rewritten and now considered a classic, and of course introduced us to Mrs. Malaprop. First edition, second issue, with page 79 correctly numbered. Not in Rothschild; Williams, pg 212; NCBEL II:818. First Edition. Full Calf. Very Good. 8vo.

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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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        Geometrical elevation of a Bridge to be built over the River in the Garden at Sion... Plan of the Foundations of the Bridge... Plan of the Carriage and Footways of the Bridge

      London: 1775. Engraving by T. Miller. In excellent condition with the exception of some very faint off-setting. 23 7/8 x 35 3/4 inches. 26 x 37 1/4 inches. A fine engraving of a proposed bridge over the river at Sion House in London. Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754-57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Adam's first book, on Diocletian's palace in Dalmatia, is clearly very like the archaeological investigations Piranesi was making at the same time of similar ruins. Piranesi's friendship and passion for Roman Classicism were seminal influences on Adam, and the greatest single factor, other than his own talent, in the work Adam produced on his return to England. Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London's most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of neo-Classicism as the model of elegance and importance. It is asserted that the brothers originated the concept of the uniform facade attached to the typical English row house, an architectural device that distinguishes London buildings. This monumental contribution is evidenced in the Adams' designs for Portland Place and Fitzroy Square, and these were used as architectural models for the whole city. The brothers brought their talents into other areas by designing furniture to complement their beautiful interiors and by creating and publishing a treatise of design entitled 'Works in Architecture'. The work was published in three volumes over an extended span of time, beginning in 1773, with the final volume being published posthumously in 1822. Cf. Brunet I.47; cf. Lowndes I, p.8; DNB; Wilton-Ely, The Mind and Art of Giovanni Battista Piranesi.

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        Section of the Chimneyside of the Antichamber in the Principal Story

      London: 1775. Engraving by Joshua Record. In excellent condition. 17 3/8 x 23 1/8 inches. 19 1/8 x 26 1/4 inches. An elegant engraving showing the chimney in the anteroom of Lord Derby's house in Grosvenor Square, London. Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754- 57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Adam's first book, on Diocletian's palace in Dalmatia, is clearly very like the archaeological investigations Piranesi was making at the same time of similar ruins. Piranesi's friendship and passion for Roman Classicism were seminal influences on Adam, and the greatest single factor, other than his own talent, in the work Adam produced on his return to England. Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London's most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of neo- Classicism as the model of elegance and importance. It is asserted that the brothers originated the concept of the uniform facade attached to the typical English row house, an architectural device that distinguishes London buildings. This monumental contribution is evidenced in the Adams' designs for Portland Place and Fitzroy Square, and these were used as architectural models for the whole city. The brothers brought their talents into other areas by designing furniture to complement their beautiful interiors and by creating and publishing a treatise of design entitled 'Works in Architecture'. The work was published in three volumes over an extended span of time, beginning in 1773, with the final volume being published posthumously in 1822. Cf. Brunet I.47; cf. Lowndes I, p.8; DNB; Wilton-Ely, The Mind and Art of Giovanni Battista Piranesi.

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        Section of one of the sides of the Great Room, or Library at Kenwood

      London: 1775. Engraving by J. Zucchi. In excellent condition with the exception of a small on the bottom margin outside of platemark.19 1/4 x 26 1/4 inches. A fine architectural elevation of the great library at Kenwood House, in Hampstead, London, re-modelled in 1761-1773, and now home to the Iveagh Bequest picture collection. Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754-57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Adam's first book, on Diocletian's palace in Dalmatia, is clearly very like the archaeological investigations Piranesi was making at the same time of similar ruins. Piranesi's friendship and passion for Roman Classicism were seminal influences on Adam, and the greatest single factor, other than his own talent, in the work Adam produced on his return to England. Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London's most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of neo-Classicism as the model of elegance and importance. It is asserted that the brothers originated the concept of the uniform facade attached to the typical English row house, an architectural device that distinguishes London buildings. This monumental contribution is evidenced in the Adams' designs for Portland Place and Fitzroy Square, and these were used as architectural models for the whole city. The brothers brought their talents into other areas by designing furniture to complement their beautiful interiors and by creating and publishing a treatise of design entitled 'Works in Architecture'. The work was published in three volumes over an extended span of time, beginning in 1773, with the final volume being published posthumously in 1822. Cf. Brunet I.47; cf. Lowndes I, p.8; DNB; Wilton-Ely, The Mind and Art of Giovanni Battista Piranesi.

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        South Elevation of the Register Office or Building for Containing the Records of Scotland, Situated in the New Town of Edinburgh, Fronting the Bridge

      London: 1775. Engraving by J. Roberts. In excellent condition with the exception of some paper discolouration across the bottom left corner of the sheet. 17 1/4 x 23 inches. 19 1/4 x 26 1/4 inches. An elegant engraving showing the facade of the public records building in Edinburgh. Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754- 57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Adam's first book, on Diocletian's palace in Dalmatia, is clearly very like the archaeological investigations Piranesi was making at the same time of similar ruins. Piranesi's friendship and passion for Roman Classicism were seminal influences on Adam, and the greatest single factor, other than his own talent, in the work Adam produced on his return to England. Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London's most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of neo- Classicism as the model of elegance and importance. It is asserted that the brothers originated the concept of the uniform facade attached to the typical English row house, an architectural device that distinguishes London buildings. This monumental contribution is evidenced in the Adams' designs for Portland Place and Fitzroy Square, and these were used as architectural models for the whole city. The brothers brought their talents into other areas by designing furniture to complement their beautiful interiors and by creating and publishing a treatise of design entitled 'Works in Architecture'. The work was published in three volumes over an extended span of time, beginning in 1773, with the final volume being published posthumously in 1822. Cf. Brunet I.47; cf. Lowndes I, p.8; DNB; Wilton-Ely, The Mind and Art of Giovanni Battista Piranesi.

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        A List of the General and Field-Officers, As they Rank in the Army;

      London: Printed for J. Millan,, 1775. of the Officers in the Several Regiments of Horse, Dragoons, and Foot, on the British and Irish Establishments … Octavo (229 × 133 mm) Contemporary red morocco, green morocco label, spine gilt in compartments, floral central tools with foliate arabesque corner-pieces, wide Greek key roll panel to the boards, milled gilt edge-roll, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. A little rubbed at the extremities, corners bumped, mild soiling on the boards, a couple of small patches of stripping, but overall very good. First edition. These eighteenth-century Army Lists are becoming harder and harder to find, and those for the years of the American War of Independence are particularly desirable. This is especially true when, as here, they are presented in the style of binding which seems to have been reserved by the War Office for presentation copies.

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        ELEMENTS DE FORTIFICATION,

      Paris Charles-Antoine Jombert pere Libraire du Roi pour l'Artillerie & le Genie 1775 - contenant la construction raisonnee des ouvrages de la fortification; les systemes des ingenieurs les plus celebres; la fortification irreguliere; le trace des redoutes, forts de campagne, etc. Avec un plan des principales instructions pour former les jeunes officiers dans la science militaire. Septieme edition, augmentee d'un discours sur l'utilite des places fortes; de nouvelles notes, et d'observations particulieres sur differents objets de la fortification. Seventh edition, enlarged, French text, 8vo, 200 x 125 mm, 8 x 5 inches, 32 folding sheets with a total of 38 engraved plates (numbered 1-37 but 2 plates numbered 3), pages (4), 96, 1-413, (5), including dictionary of fortification terms and index, bound in full mottled calf, raised bands, gilt decoration and gilt lettered morocco label to spine, all edges red. Binding worn, head and tail of spine chipped, upper hinge cracked but holding on the cords, lower hinge cracked at top 25 mm (1 inch), label badly chipped, corners showing cardboard at tips, front inner paper hinge cracked, armorial bookplate on front endpaper, signature on half-title, inscription at top of title page, small chip to 1 upper margin, 1 brief margin ink note, 1 word corrected, contents clean, some plates misfolded and protruding slightly from text block, fore-edge margin of some plates dusty or slightly worn or creased, lower margin trimmed off plate XIX. Text block tight and firm. A good copy. Guillaume Leblond (1704-1781) was a French teacher of mathematics. He was the author of the article on L'Art Militaire in the Encyclopedie of Diderot and D'Alembert. This copy of the book was given to Colonel George Napier (1751-1804) in 1792 and has his signature on the half-title. He was the father of 3 distinguished officers in Wellington's army, one of whom was General Sir George Thomas Napier. The bookplate of the latter's son General W. C. E. Napier is on the front pastedown. He published his father's autobiography in 1885 and was also the author of an important work on outpost duty. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        A Map of the Discoveries made by the Russians on the North West Coast of America. Published by the Royal Academy of Sciences at Petersburg. London Republished by Thomas Jefferys Geographer to his Majesty.

      London - Engraving with original line hand-color. Circa 1775. Sheet size: 20 1/2 x 27 3/4". Inventory#: p1579pmat. 0

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