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        An introduction to the knowledge of medals...The second edition

      Birmingham: printed by Sarah Baskerville; and sold by Joseph Johnson.., 1775. Small 8vo (in 4s); pp. [4], 59, [3]; contemporary tree calf, smooth gilt-decorated spine laid out in 6 compartments, red morocco label in 1; slight rubbing; near fine. The book was originally published by John Baskerville in 1764 (see Gaskell 28). This is one of just two books printed by the widow Baskerville, the other being an edition of Horace.

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        James Prescott Joule's copy bearing his signature: The History and Present State of Electricity, with Original Experiments. The fourth edition, corrected and enlarged.

      London: Printed for C. Bathurst, and T. Lowndes, J. Rivington, and J. Johnson, etc. 1775. 4th Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (262 x 205 mm). [4], xxxii, 691 [1], iii, [9] pp., including index, catalogue of books by Priestley, and 8 folding engraved plates. Late 19th-century green cloth library binding, gilt shelf mark stamp '537 P2' on lower spine (boards spotted and soiled, some wear to spine ends and corners, upper hinge split at head, hole in cloth at upper board). Text and plates with minor occasional spotting, some marginal dust-soiling, otherwise quite crisp and clean. Closed tear in blank lower margin of leaves D2 and P4. Provenances: James Prescott Joule (his signature and ink stamp 'Prof. Dr. J. P. Joule Collection' to title page and preface leaf i; Manchester Municipal School of Technology Library (old ink stamps to title-page, verso of plates and a few text pages elsewhere). Deaccessioned as doublet from the library. A fine, unmarked and wide-margined copy. ----Wheeler-Gift 453 (this edition); Norman 1748; Crook, p.157; Gartrell 443; Mottelay, p. 227 (for first edition 1767). - THE VERY RARE FOURTH EDITION and an interesting association copy linking two prominent British Scientists. Books bearing Joule's signature are exceedingly rare on the market. Priestley's first scientific work was the first extensive history of previous electrical discoveries as well as being an assessment of contemporary electrical studies. During his lifetime it went through five English editions and was translated into Dutch, French and German. Priestley's "account favored Franklin's one-fluid theory, but was otherwise fairly impartial... Priestley was also the first historian of electricity. He was encouraged to write the History by his friend Benjamin Franklin, who helped corrects its proofs". (Norman 1748). It is little surprising to see a copy of Priestley's book as having been part of Joules library. Priestley's text became the standard history of electricity for over a century; Alessandro Volta (who would go on to invent the battery), William Herschel (who discovered infrared radiation), Henry Cavendish (who discovered hydrogen) and certainly also Joule relied upon it. Joule is best remembered for his thermodynamical studies, where he analysed the nature of heat and established its relationship to mechanical energy. His efforts had great influence on the theory of the conversation of energy (the first law of thermodynamics). He collaborated with Lord Kelvin on the formulation of the absolute scale of temperature, and conducted extensive research on magnetostriction; a property of ferromagnetic materials that makes them modify their shapes when exposed to a magnetic field. He was the first scientist to identify this property in 1842. He established the relationship between the flow of current through a resistance and the heat dissipated, which was later termed as Joule's law. He is also credited with the first-ever calculation of the velocity of a gas molecule. The derived unit of energy or work, the Joule, is named after him. Joule was given the Copley Medal, an award that Priestley received almost 100 years before. - Visit our website for additional images and information. Very Good.

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        THE CHARTERS OF THE BRITISH COLONIES IN AMERICA - THE PARLIAMENTARY REGISTER, OR HISTORY OF THE PROCEEDINGS AND DEBATES OF THE HOUSE OF LORDS, DURING THE FIRST SESSION OF THE FOURTEENTH PARLIAMENT, VOL. II [1775]

      Piccadilly, London : J. Almon , 1775. Handsomely rebound in quarter calf with hand marbled paper covered boards. Raised spine bands with gilt decoration and red morocco spine labels titled in gilt. Three separate texts bound as one. FIRSTLY the Parliamentary Register for the First Session of the Fourteenth Parliament, Vol. II, 1775. With an account of the most interesting speeches, motions, bills, protests, evidence, petitions, etc and a list of the acts passed during the session. 184 pp. SECONDLY is included the transcript of "Memorial of the Count de Guiness, the French Ambassador to the Court of London; against Mssrs. Tort and Roger, Formerly his secretaries, and against Mr. Delpech." 48 pp. THIRDLY, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY is included "THE CHARTERS OF THE BRITISH COLONIES IN AMERICA," no date [1775?]. With a separate title page and 142 pp. The colonies listed here are Massachusetts Bay, Connecticut, Rhode Island, First charter granted to Massachusetts Bay, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Georgia. These historically important texts document the period relating to the time just before the birth of our new nation. Handsomely bound, texts are all bright and clean. . First Edition. Quarter Leather. Fine.

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        DESCRIPTION ET USAGE D'UN CABINET DE PHYSIQUE EXPERIMENTALE.

      Paris, P. Fr Gueffier, 1775. FIRST EDITION, 1775, 2 volumes, complete set, French text. 8vo, approximately 200 x 120 mm, 7¾ x 4¾ inches, 51 folding engraved plates, 23 in Volume I, 28 in Volume II, pages: [2], iv, [2], ix-xxiv, 342; [4], 456 [i.e. 454], page number 447 repeated, page numbers 448-450 omitted, collated and guaranteed complete, both volumes with half-titles, bound in full contemporary mottled calf, raised bands and gilt decoration to spines, gilt lettered morocco labels, all edges red, marbled endpapers. Spines worn at head and tail, 3 mm (3/16") missing at head of Volume I, small crack and tiny chip at head of lower hinge on Volume I, 4 pinholes in upper hinge on Volume I, couple of small splits and a pinhole to upper hinge on Volume II, a little pitting to leather on covers, lower corner to upper cover showing board, the other corners slightly worn, front inner paper hinges cracked, binding still tight and firm, half-titles and title pages browned at edges, early ink library stamp on title pages, a few pages lightly age-browned, occasional small brown spots, small pale damp stain to a few margins, 1 plate slightly misfolded, protruding slightly from text block and slightly worn at fore-edge. A good copy of the first edition. The French scientist Sigaud de la Fond (1730-1810) started his working life as a physician practising obstetrics. While studying for his medical degree he had attended the famous course of public lectures given by Abbe Nollet, who aroused in him such a lively interest in experimental science that he eventually gave up medicine and became first a tutor in philosophy and mathematics and then a demonstrator in experimental science at the College Louis-le-Grand. In 1760 he succeeded the Abbe Nollet in his chair at Louis-le-Grand teaching experimental science, anatomy and physiology. In 1770 Sigaud became a professor of surgery at the school of Saint-Come. In 1772 he returned to Bourges, where, after four years, he obtained a chair in physics at the local college. See Dictionary of Scientific Biography. The work is a description of the physical apparatus and processes used in experimental science in the second half of the 18th century. The interesting plates illustrate a large number of optical, electrical, meteorological and chemical apparatus and scientific instruments. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Large engraving showing the coats-of-arms of the burgomasters of, 176, , with the motto 'CONSERVAT UTRAMQUE'.

      Amsterdam, Johannes Slutyter, ca. 1775. Two loose sheets, uncut and unpasted. Uncoloured. Edges frayed: slight loss at the corner of the lower sheet. Stains in the (broad) margins. Smaller stain in the bottom of the top half. discoloured on the whole right side of the top half. Both sheets 62 x 84 cm. Rare engraving that depicts the coats-of-arms of the 160 burgomasters of the city of Amsterdam from 1578 to 1773. It is lavishly framed with allegories of the city of Amsterdam, and a city view from the water. HP5.

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        Journal of the Resolution's voyage, in 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775. On discovery to the southern hemisphere, . Also a journal of the Adventure's voyage, in the years 1772, 1773, and 1774. . Illustrated with a chart, . and other cuts.

      London: F. Newbery 1775 - First edition. 8vo., xiii,[1],328pp., folding map, 5 engraved plates, contemporary sprinkled calf, gilt lettered "5" on spine, neat repairs to extremities, modern cloth box, red morocco label, an excellent copy. Valuable account containing the earliest published view of the Antarctic. This is the first published account of Cook's second voyage and the first printed account of the first crossing of the Antarctic Circle, appearing anonymously eighteen months before the official account. Marra records many incidents omitted by Cook and gives the reasons which caused Sir Joseph Bankand his twelve assistants to withdraw from the expedition at the last moment. Marra was a gunner's mate of Irish descent aboard the Resolution. He attempted to desert, unsuccessfully, at Tahiti, prompting Cook to remark later: "I know not if he might not have obtained my consent if he had applied for it in proper time." Marra himself recounts his punishment in irons. This edition was apparently intended to form vol.5 of A historical account of all the voyages round the world, performed by English navigators, volumes1-4 of which, by David Henry (who edited the present account), were published in 1773-74. Hence the number "5" on the spine. Hill 1087; Holmes 16; Rosove 214.A1; Sabin 16247. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vollständige Topographie der Mark Brandenburg : herausgegeben von D. Anton Friderich Büsching Oberconsistorialrath und Director des vereinigten berlinschen und cölnschen Gymnasii.

      Berlin : Verlag der Buchhandlung der Realschule, 1775 - 64 + 348 S. Noch guter Zustand. Bibliotheks-Exemplar mit Stempeln und Signaturaufkleber. Bibliothekseinband berieben und an Kanten stärker angestoßen, Buchrücken oben beidseitig eingerissen. Seiten minimal braunfleckig. Altdeutsche Schrift / Fraktur. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 860

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        Essai su les Comètes en général et particulièrement sur celles qui peuvent approcher de l'orbite de la terre

      Paris, Valade 1775 - Couverture contemporaine et dos avec cinq nerfs. Le titre est gravé sur le dos en lettres dorées et on peut voir des décorations dorées, légèrement usées en bas. Une plaque illustrèe à la fin du livre montre 16 figures géométriques. Couverture légèrement endommagée au coin en haut à gauche. A l'intérieur du livre, excellentes conditions. Contemporary cover and binding with 5 nerves. Spine with title in golden letters and golden decorations, lightly damaged on bottom. One illustrated table at end of book showing 16 geometric figures. Cover a little damages on top left edge, inside excellent conditions.

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        A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland

      W. Strahan and T. Cadell, London., 1775. First edition, later issue with the six-line errata leaf. Octavo. pp [iv], 384. Period binding of full calf with raised bands, gilt rules to spine.Spine label missing. Covers rubbed. Endpapers tanned. Very good.

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        REITER. - Reitschule., Prächtige Züge von vielen Reitern nach rechts und nach links reitend. Gegenstücke. Es wird geschossen, getrommelt und wie die Unterschrift bezeichnet, das Pferd in sehr verschiedenen Übungen gezeigt. "Der passende Hintergrund wieder vortrefflich" (Thienemann).

      2 Kupferstiche von Martin Elias Ridinger nach und bei Johann Elias Ridinger, um 1775, je ca. 32 x 54,5 cm. Thienemann 714 und 715: "Die letzte Reitschule wird genannt 'Spazierritt von der Schule mit ihren verschiedenen Lectionen', in zwei schönen, sehr reichen, grossen Blättern, welche gleichsam eine Uebersicht, eine Art Register der vorangegangenen Reitschulen liefern". - Nicht numeriert. - Mit Lichtschatten und geglätteter Faltspur, in den breiteren Rändern gering fleckig. Berufe, Reiten

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        REITER. - Reitschule. Prächtige Züge von vielen Reitern nach rechts und nach links reitend. Gegenstücke. Es wird geschossen, getrommelt und wie die Unterschrift bezeichnet, das Pferd in sehr verschiedenen Übungen gezeigt. "Der passende Hintergrund wieder vortrefflich" (Thienemann).

      - 2 Kupferstiche von Martin Elias Ridinger nach und bei Johann Elias Ridinger, um 1775, je ca. 32 x 54,5 cm. Thienemann 714 und 715: "Die letzte Reitschule wird genannt 'Spazierritt von der Schule mit ihren verschiedenen Lectionen', in zwei schönen, sehr reichen, grossen Blättern, welche gleichsam eine Uebersicht, eine Art Register der vorangegangenen Reitschulen liefern". - Nicht numeriert. - Mit Lichtschatten und geglätteter Faltspur, in den breiteren Rändern gering fleckig.

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        SAN RON YOKU: BOOK OF OBSTETRICS, GYNECOLOGY & CHILDBIRTH.

      Edo 1775, Suwahara. Yellow stitched stiff wrs., very good, 2 vol. set complete, 32 illustrations, text: 11+2; 4+33 double folded leaves, very clean and bright copy, no worming at all 17.5 x 26 cm., recent indigo-blue cloth Chitsu folding case. * * * . . NOTE . . THE DESCRIPTION BELOW IS FOR MESTLER'S PERSONAL COPY *** *** *** . . . MESTLER'S PERSONAL COLLECTION COPY . . . WITH HIS HAND-WRITTEN NOTES LAID IN . . . FIRST AND ONLY EDITION . * This is Mestler's personal collection copy. The hand written notes by Mestler were used as the basis for entries in his historic bibliography: A GALAXY OF OLD JAPANESE MEDICAL BOOKS WITH MISCELLANEOUS NOTES ON EARLY MEDICINE IN JAPAN. . These notes are excellent examples of Japanese medicine, medical practice, medicines, instruments, organs and related. They were transcribed [mostly verbatim] into the his text for GALAXY. . MESTLER'S HAND-WRITTEN NOTES: These are excellent examples of Japanese medicine, medical practice, medicines, instruments, organs and related. They were transcribed [mostly verbatim] into the his text for historic A GALAXY OF OLD JAPANESE MEDICAL BOOKS WITH MISCELLANEOUS NOTES ON EARLY MEDICINE IN JAPAN. . *** THE NOTES: This set was annotated on 2 slips papers by Mestler in his handwriting and initialed "GEM.' There is also a note to "Vincent [his assistant] to make two 4 x 5 inch glossy prints [photos] left recto..." These notes & photos were transcribed and incorporated in to his GALAXY. . An additional note assists in bibliographical annotations used to describe this work, and its fascinating aspects. . *** CONDITION OF GORDON E. MESTLER PERSONAL COPY: . Volume 1 has a bit of minor old worming to front covers and inside a single worm hole to several pages, text legible, else a very clean on bright paper, solidly bound. . Volume 2 is very clean internally, no worming. it lacks the title slip. . Otherwise, both volumes covers are a bit dusty, the contents remain very bright and clean. . *** END OF SPECIAL MESTLER COLLECTION COPY NOTES *** . * THE BELOW DETAILS APPLY TO ALL COPIES . . * THE FIRST AND ONLY EDITION * . PROFUSELY WOODBLOCK ILLUSTRATED: Complete in 2 volumes. This work was written as the "Supplement" SAN RON. . *** THE KAGAWA FAMILY OF MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS: The Kagawas passed on their knowledge to their sons and family members. They have been respected as the most brilliant physicians who influenced medicine in Japan. . WHO WAS KAGAWA GENTEKI [the senior [1700-1777]: He was a member of the Kagawa family of physicians and medical practitioners. He published the SAN RON. . Genteki junior [1739-1779] was also known by his alternate names: Genetsu, Shigen or Korin.. He was the adopted son of Geneteki the senior. . He published a "supplement" his father's work naming it SAN RON YOKU, it corrected errors in the elder's work, with his ingenious inventions of instruments for forced delivery, with other additions. . SAN RON YOKU established the first true scientific treatise on "forced child birth," in Japan, published in 1765. . Genteki [junior] outlined how he ingeniously "invented" many birth "tools" [instruments], various methods for forced child-birth and delivery. He made nets, clamps and rope pullers from mundane and ordinary Japanese native items. . He often used anything he could find as an obstetrical instrument, including whale bones, fishing nets, scissor-like clamps and so many others. This became the most reliable and standard work on the subject, studied by medical students, midwives and others interested in assisted child birth. . * Mestler stated: "The SAN RON was destined to be the standard authority on obstetrics in Japan for at least a hundred years. That classic work was followed by the SAN RON YOKU written in 1775, by Kagawa [1739-1179], the adopted son of Genetsu, as a "supplement" to the SAN RON and to correct the errors in the published work of his mentor, the elder Kagawa, resulting in a considerable improvement in obstetrical methods." GALAXY pp.300,494 et al. . "Kagawa carried out experiments in order to verify the efficacy of the medicine he practiced, and developed his own form of obstetrics in Japan from that time onwards." Quoted from ISHIMPO, see below for additional details. . *** THE CONTENTS: The work was assisted midwives or others who were concerned and involved with the pregnancy, child delivery, postpartum care for both mother & child. More over, it was a manual assisting difficult baby deliveries. . With chapters on pre-pregnancy & pregnancy, the uterus, pharmacopoeia, medicinal plants and prescriptions, health and hygiene, massage, "shampooing," healthful foods, foods to avoid, bathing, stages of pregnancy, evolution of the fetus, placenta, types of delivery, illustrating and showing the distinctions between monozygotic vs. dizygotic twins. Also illustrating twins enclosed in a single/double egg sack membranes. With other plates showing various types of breech & other "difficult" deliveries clearly pictured. . * THERAPEUTIC USE OF MASSAGE: Of major importance, was Kagawa's advice for therapeutic use of massage [effleurage] for pregnant woman in difficult cases of delivery. This work was an up-date as well as a supplement to the author's earlier title: SAN RON of 1765. Massage was outlined in these two famous and important works. . *** VARIANT COPIES: Variants we know of are slight differences in the overall size of the book, large or trimmed margins, cover colors, the text & illustrations remain identical. . *** RARITY Illustrated woodblock books of this early period on Japanese medicine are RARE and seldom found on the market. These books form the early foundations of Japanese medicine and are always of great interest. These books are mostly Chinese in origin. Japanese copied, re-titled, rewrote them in easy Japanese with Furigana [sound characters] to make sense of the Kambun [old Chinese characters used in Japan]. The books were often enhanced by Japanese creativity, and influenced by Rangaku-sha [Japanese students of Dutch learning], adding new European instruments and methods. . *** WOODBLOCK PRINTED: This early work was hand printed from woodblocks on hand-made Washi [mulberry fiber] paper. . *** REFERENCES: Gordon E. Mestler: GALAXY OF OLD JAPANESE MEDICAL BOOKS cites this title & more on Kagawa on pp.485, 491-2, 494 & 495, 498-99 & 199. Please read the extensive footnote #37, at the bottom of p.493 for other valuable information. . MESTLER, Gordon E. INTRODUCTION TO WESTERN INFLUENCES IN PRE-MEIJI JAPANESE MEDICINE. * M. Standlee: THE GREAT PULSE. Useful text, and similar illustrations from period books, valuable history. * W. Whitney: NOTES ON THE HISTORY OF MEDICAL PROGRESS IN JAPAN, p.432, #893. * Y. Fujikawa: JAPANESE MEDICINE [Clio Medica], p.81, 1775. I, with substantial historic text on the subject. * VEITH, Ilza. HUANG TI NEI CHING SU WEN: THE YELLOW EMPEROR'S CLASSIC OF INTERNAL MEDICINE: pp.48-51. . VEITH, Ilza. THE BEGINNINGS OF JAPANESE OBSTETRICS * ISHIMPO 1000 NEN NO AYUMI: DAWNING OF JAPANESE MEDICINE- ISHIMPO. [Commemorating 1000 Years of "Ishimpo," the Key to Japanese Medicine], p.56 and illustration. * THE ROLE OF DUTCH MEDICINE IN JAPAN: http://docslide.net/documents/dutch-surgery-in-japan.html . *** .

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        Les saisons, poëme. Septième édition.

      Amsterdam, 1775, plein veau glacé de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné à "la grotesque", filet doré encadrant les plats, dentelle intérieure, tranches dorées. -4 vignettes. - in-8 de 1 frontispice-467 pp. + 1 f. d'errata + 6 figures h.t. ; 7e édition.Cohen, col. 926.On trouve à la suite des Saisons : L'Abénaki, pp. [261] à 304 ; Ziméo (illustré d'une figure), pp. 305 à 340 ; Pièces fugitives, pp. [341] à 382 ; Fables orientales, pp. [383] à 467.Les Saisons sont illustrées de 7 belles figures de Moreau et de 4 vignettes par Chauffard.Il n'existe pas d'édition séparée de Zimeo avant 1936."Dans les trente dernières années du XVIIIe siècle, les œuvres littéraires inspirées par les Antilles présentent des caractéristiques communes par-delà la diversité des genres : roman, théâtre, poésie. Qualitativement, elles sont toutes largement tributaires de Ziméo [ ]. Saint-Lambert s'accordait à la sensibilité d'époque et faisait leur part aux utilités de convention : bon colon, jeunes fiancés malheureux, schéma d'une rébellion. Mais il intégrait ces divers éléments à une intrigue dont l'axe et le message demeuraient la volonté du noir de vivre libre." (Régis Antoine, Les écrivains français et les Antilles, pp. 153-154)."Suite au récit propre, l'auteur ajoute des "réflexions sur les nègres" anti-esclavagistes auxquelles les Ephémérides du citoyen de Dupont de Nemours donneront une large publicité approbatrice en ajoutant à l'appui un argument économique semblable à celui que développera Condorcet dans ses Réflexions sur l'esclavage des Nègres de 1781." (Roger Little, Trinity College Dublin, Les noirs dans la fiction française d'une abolition de l'esclavage à l'autre).

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        Observations historical, critical, and medical, on the Wines of the Ancients

      London: T. Cadell,, 1775. And the Analogy between them and Modern Wines. With general observations on the principles and qualities of water, and in particular on those of Bath. Quarto (253 x 206 mm). Rebound to style in quarter calf, red morocco label to spine, compartments ruled in gilt, marbled paper boards. Engraved frontispiece of a Thermopolium, 2 engraved roundels to title page, all by Isaac Taylor. Contemporary gift inscription (cropped) and library stamp of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland to title page, a few neat pencil and ink annotations to contents. Corners gently bumped, boards lightly rubbed and faded, some offsetting to title page and facing page, repaired tear to fore edge of sig. Ee3, minor foxing and browning to contents, overall a very good copy. First and only edition of "the earliest major work in English on the wines of the ancients, and the first book in English that discusses modern wines" (Gabler). Edward Barry was a doctor by training and served as "physician-general to the forces in Ireland, and professor of physic in the University of Dublin, 1745–61 … [He] wrote on tuberculosis (1726, 1727), and on general medicine (1759). He is credited with puncturing tuberculous cavities to allow healing to take place. Barry wrote a well-produced history of wines (1775), largely devoted to classical times, though there is an appendix on modern wines" (ODNB). Copies as nice as this are seldom encountered on the market, with Taylor's engraved plate commonly absent and several auction records for this title contending that no plate was ever issued, despite the instruction to the binder on the verso of the final page to "Place the Plate between Pages 160 and 161", where the Thermopolium is described. But as the plate is headed "Frontispiece", it is more often bound at the beginning of the volume.

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        Memoires de Vidocq, chef de la police de Sureté jusqu'en 1827, aujourd'hui proprietaire et fabricant de papiers a Saint-Mande, 4 volumes. Paris, Tenon, 1828-1829.

      Original boards, 420+462+434+420 pag. Illustrated with a portrait, engraved by Mlle Coignet. C2023."Very good copy of the first edition of this famous book by Eugene Francois Vidocq (1775-1857), a French criminal and criminalist whose lifestory inspired writers as Victor Hugo and Balzac. He was the founder and first director of the Surete Nationale and he started the first known private detective agency, therefore he is considered the 'father' of modern criminology and of the French police. He is also regarded as the first private detective. In his youth he frequented several prisons."

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        XII Views in aquatinta from drawings taken on the spot in South-Wales

      [London: J. Boydell], 1775. - [Twelve Views in North Wales]. [London: P. Sandby], 1776. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. 2 works in one volume, oblong folio (334 x 482 mm). Sepia aquatint title and 24 sepia aquatint plates. Modern half morocco. A few pale stains, lacking the title for the second series of plates. Provenance: William Sandby, the artist's nephew (ownership inscription dated October 1848); purchased from Marlborough Rare Books, 1984. FIRST EDITION. A variant issue from Abbey, with no imprint on the title and the first 12 plates with the imprint "Published by J. Boydell in Cheapside Sept. 1775". The second dozen plates have the imprint as recorded by Abbey, but no title-page. A third part was published in 1777. The work is dedicated to the Hon. Charles Greville, who learned about the aquatint process from J. B. LePrince, which he passed on to Sandby. Since they aimed to reproduce wash drawings, the plates were not meant to be colored. Later booksellers ignored this, and compensated for the heavy wear and deterioration of the plates by the application of heavy color. The present set reflects the freshness and purity of the artist's intention. This is also a fine association, copy, owned by the artist's great nephew William Sandby, who published Thomas and Paul Sandby Lives and Works in 1892.

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        [1] Historisch verhaal der overstroomingen in de Nederlanden byzonder op den 14 en 15 van Slagtmaand 1775 voorgevallen. Amsterdam, Warnars en Den Hengst 1776. [Gebonden met:] [2] Th. v. B[russel], Naauwkeurige beschryving der twee voornaamste watervloeden van de 18e eeuwse in 1717 en 1775. Amsterdam, Bom, 1776. [En met:] [3] Berichten zich bepaalende van den 18 November 1775 tot den 30 dito, wegens het verongelukken, stranden, aan de grond zitten, lek, masteloos en roerloos geworden zynde scheep.

      Geheel perkamenten band uit de tijd, [1] (4)+241 pag., geillustreerd met uitvouwbare kaart van de Zeevangk bij Edam, [2] 8+118+(2) pag. [3] 25 pag. Het derde werk is zeldzaam (Knuttel 19109). B1902.

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        The Universal Family Bible or Christian's Divine Library Containing the Text of the Old and New Testaments with the Apocrypha at Large

      J Cooke, London 1775 - Large Two Volume Set, in uniform Plain reverse calf Binding. Both Volumes are Undated, previous owners name plate on inside covers dated 1792. Leather is worn and peeling on both voluems, though largely still intact and in largely good condition on Volume II, more wear noticable to Volume I. Banded spines with gilt titles, somewhat worn, rubbing to bands and edges. Front board of Volume I is partially detached from text block, as is back board of Volume II. Text blocks of both are sound, though few early pages of Volume I are pulling/loose. Text and copper plate engravings are clear and bright throughout both copies, some tanning and occasional marks to some pages across volumes, content still clear. Previous owners name at front of volumes, at top of occasional pages. Handwritten family tree to rear inside cover of Volume II. 'Because of the Bible' insert to front of Volume I. An interesting set. Please feel free to contact us for further information/images. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Printed and Sold by R. Sayer and J. Bennett, Map and Print Sellers, London 1775 - Folio (approx. 21-7/8 x 15-3/4 inches). rebound to period with three quarter brown calf over marbled boards. Illustrated with 22 maps, most large fold out with coloured outlines. To say that The American Atlas is the most important collection of maps from the 18th century is no exaggeration. It is the most comprehensive, accurate and detailed collection of maps and surveys of the American continent and of the American colonies just prior to the beginning of the Revolutionary War. It has been described thus "geographical description of the whole continent of America [both North and South America], as portrayed in the best available maps in the latter half of the 18th century ." -Ristow.1. ( #1, 2, 3) - MEADE, Braddock (aka John Green). "A Chart of North and South America, including the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans with the Nearest Coasts of Europe, Africa and Asia." Braddock Mead (alias John Green). Published 10 June 1775. 3 maps = six sheets joined into three; 55 x 119 cms; 55.5 x 116.7 cms; 55.5 x 121.2 cms. All sheets with coloured outlines. 2. (#4) - Imperial Academy of St. Petersburg: "The Russian Discoveries from the Map Published by the Imperial Academy of St. Petersburg." Published 2 March 1775. One sheet. 55.5 x 73.5 cms. Coloured outlines. 3. (#5, 6) - BOWEN, Emanuel and GIBSON, Joh. "An Accurate Map of North America Describing and Distinguishing the British and Spanish Dominions on This Great Continent: According to the Definitive Treaty Conducted at Paris 10th February 1763. Also All the West India Islands É." Published 2 July 1775. Four sheets joined into two. 55.5 x 119.6 cms; 55.5 x 119.7 cms. All outlines coloured. 4. (#7) - JEFFERYS, Thomas. "North America from the French of Mr. D'Anville." Thomas Jefferys. Published 10 June 1775. One sheet. 55.7 x 73 cms. Coloured outlines.5. (#8) - DUNN, Samuel. "A Map of the British Empire in North America." Published 10 January 1774. One sheet. 55.7 x 37.5 cms. Outlines coloured.6. (#9) - JEFFERYS, Thomas. "An Exact Chart of the River St. Laurence from Fort Frontenac to the Island of Anticosti." Published 25 May 1775. Two sheets joined into one. 63.6 x 106 cms. Outlines coloured.7. (#10) - SAYER & BENNETT. "A Chart of the Gulf of St. Laurence Composed from a Great Number of Charts and Other Materials Regulated and Connected by Astronomical Observations." Published 25 March 1775. One sheet. 55.8 x 72.5 cms. Outlines coloured. 8. (#11) - HOLLAND, Capt. [Samuel]. "A Map of the Island of St. John in the Gulf of St. Laurence." Published 6 April 1775. One sheet. 55.6 x 73.8 cms. Outlines coloured.9. (#12) - COOK, James and LANE, Michael. "A General Chart of the Island of Newfoundland." Published 10 May 1775. One sheet. 55.5 x 73.8 cms. Not coloured. James Cook rose in the Naval ranks and became Captain Cook; he made history with his three voyages exploring the Pacific Ocean.10. (#13) - COOK, James and others. "A Chart of the Banks of Newfoundland." Published 25 March 1775. One sheet. 55.5 x 73.8 cms. Not coloured.11. (#14) - JEFFERYS, Thomas. "A New Map of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island with the adjacent parts of New England and Canada." Published 15 June 1775. One sheet. 55.7 x 73.8 cms. Outlines coloured. 12. (#15, 16) -MEADE, Braddock (aka John Green) "A Map of the Most Inhabited Part of New England Containing the Provinces of Massachusets Bay and New Hampshire, with the Colonies of Conecticut and Rhode Island Divided into Counties and Townships É ." Published 29 November 1774. Four sheets joined into two. 55.5 x 107.8 cms; 55.5 x 108 cms. All outlines coloured. This was the first most detailed and a large scale map of New England.13. (#17) - HOLLAND, Capt. [Samuel]. "The Provinces of New York and New Jersey; with part of Pensilvania and the Governments of Trois Rivieres and Montreal Drawn by ." Samuel Holland. Published 16 June 1775. Two sheets joined into one. 55.6 x 140 cms. Outlines coloured.14. (#18) - JEFFERYS, Thomas and EVANS, Lewis. "A General Map of the Middle Bri [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The new and complete dictionary of the English language. To which is prefixed a compendious grammar

      Edward & Charles Dilly, London 1775 - First edition, 2 vols., 8vo, unpaginated lexicon in double column, this copy with the second title-p. (not in all copies; the book has continuous signatures), and with the price of 12 shillings beneath the imprint (no priority); contemporary full calf, neatly rebacked and preserving the original red morocco label; a very good, sound set. Ash (?1724-1779) was an English Baptist minister whose dictionary (second edition, 1795) was compiled on the basis of Bailey's. In a catalogue of 1872 John Russell Smith writes: "A very useful dictionary as it contains obsolete, provincial, and cant words and phrases, besides a number of technical terms." In a letter to David Ramsay, Webster notes: "It is questionable how far vulgar and cant words are to be admitted into a dictionary. Johnson has transgressed the rules of lexicography beyond any other compiler; for his work contains more of the lowest of all vulgar words than any other now extant, Ash excepted." Alston V, 288. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        An introduction to the knowledge of medals.The second edition

      printed by Sarah Baskerville; and sold by Joseph Johnson., Birmingham 1775 - Small 8vo (in 4s); pp. [4], 59, [3]; contemporary tree calf, smooth gilt-decorated spine laid out in 6 compartments, red morocco label in 1; slight rubbing; near fine. The book was originally published by John Baskerville in 1764 (see Gaskell 28). This is one of just two books printed by the widow Baskerville, the other being an edition of Horace. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The new and complete dictionary of the English language... To which is prefixed a compendious grammar

      London: Edward & Charles Dilly, 1775. First edition, 2 vols. in 1, 8vo, unpaginated lexicon in double column, this copy without the second title-p. (not in all copies; the book has continuous signatures), and without the price of 12 shillings beneath the imprint (no priority); a good, sound copy in full unadorned contemporary pigskin. Ash (?1724-1779) was an English Baptist minister whose dictionary (second edition, 1795) was compiled on the basis of Bailey's. In a catalogue of 1872 John Russell Smith writes: "A very useful dictionary as it contains obsolete, provincial, and cant words and phrases, besides a number of technical terms." In a letter to David Ramsay, Webster notes: "It is questionable how far vulgar and cant words are to be admitted into a dictionary... Johnson has transgressed the rules of lexicography beyond any other compiler; for his work contains more of the lowest of all vulgar words than any other now extant, Ash excepted." Alston V, 288.

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        Mémoires de Paul Jones, où il expose ses principaux services, et rappelle ce qui lui est arrivé de plus remarquable pendant le cours de la révolution américaine, particulièrement en Europe.Paris, Louis (colophon: printed by Delance), 1798. 12mo. With engraved frontispiece showing the portrait of Jones and a naval battle. Contemporary, mottled, tanned sheepskin, gold-tooled spine.

      Graff Collection 2242; Howes J-228; Muller, America 1178; Sabin 36559. First edition of the first biography of John Paul Jones, famous naval fighter in the American Revolutionary War, born in Scotland. In his early years, Jones served aboard a number of merchant vessels, but his life took an important turn when he emigrated to North America. From 1775 onwards, Jones made an impressive career in the Continental Navy. As commander of the Ranger and later the Bonhomme Richard, Jones vigorously and successfully fought the British, an achievement for which he was honoured with a gold medal by the Continental Congress (while in Britain he was regarded as a pirate). After a period in the service of Empress Catherine the Great of Russia, during which he repulsed the Ottomans in the Black Sea, Jones sailed for France, spending his last years in Paris. Negligible waterstain the lower margin of pp. 61-74 and some faint thumbing to the half-title and back of the title-page, otherwise in fine condition. Bind rubbed along the hinges, but still good.

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        De vaderlandsche historie in themata, vervattende in eene zaakelijke en tevens beknopte orde, alle de voornaamste gebeurtenissen die van den beginne des lands tot heden toe in ons vaderland zijn voorgevallen. 2e druk, Amsterdam, Arend Fokke Simonsz, 1788.

      "(12)+130+(3) pag. Oorspronkelijk sierpapieren omslag (wat gesleten). Geillustreerd met titelprent, 3 handgekleurde uitslaande kaarten van 'Oud Nederland', de Zuidelijke Nederlanden, en de Noordelijke Nederlanden; portretjes graven van Holland; portretjes prinsen van Oranje en 23 historieprenten, veelal uivouwbaar en geetst door S. Fokke, J.E. Grave en C. Brouwer. Deze historieprenten zijn interessant en betreffen: Storm Halfweg 1775, Schip te Mogador opgebracht 1776, Engelse paketboot genomen 1777, Springen schip Alphen 1778, Verbranden schip Kennemerland 1778, portret Paul Jones 1779, Ontmoeting Van Byland en Fielding 1779, Brand Waag Amsterdam 1780, Ruine hotel , 523, e ambassadeur 1782, Exercitie Amsterdam 1783, Watersnood Gelderland 1784, Oproer Rotterdam 1784, Vertrek Hertog v. Wolfenbuttel 1784, Vuurwerk Amsterdam 1785, Gevecht Vreeswijk 1787, Plunderen huis Rendorp 1787, Overmeesteren Kattenburg 1787, Uittocht burgers Amsterdam naar Utrecht 1787, Intree Willem V 's Hage 1787, Aanval Pruissen Amstelveen 1787, Pruissen bezetten Leidse Poort Amsterdam 1787, Intocht gardes te paard Amsterdam 1787 en Aftocht der Pruissen 1788. Ondanks het feit dat er meer dan 6 drukken zijn geweest (ca. 1783-1816) is het boekje zeldzaam, zeker in complete staat.".

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        Bespiegeling over Neerlandsch waternood tusschen den 14 en 15 Nov 1775. 2 delen, Amsterdam, Loveringh en Allart, 1776.

      Deel 1 in half leren band uit de tijd, deel 2 in 19de eeuws karton. 16+38+245+(3)+8+335 pag. Geillustreerd met 2 titelgravures (S. Fokke naar J. Buys) en 7 uitslaande gravures: Amsterdam, Oosthuizen/Waarder, Delfshaven, Bergsche Veld bij Heusden, Scheveningen, Texel en Kampen, alle door N. v.d. Meer naar H. Kobell en naar hemzelf. Voorts een uitslaande kaart van Oost en West Zaandam en een van de sluis te Delfshaven, 2 profielen op 1 blad en een tabel. Op de pp. 291-328 van deel 2: J.H. Marlof, Beschryving der ongelukken de scheepvaart overgekomen op 14-11-1775, los bijgevoegd het portret van J.H. Hering, gravure van Th. Koning, 1790.

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        ANECDOTES DRAMATIQUES

      Paris, chez la Veuve Duchesne 1775 - A Paris, chez la Veuve Duchesne, 1775 3 vols. in-12 (IV+590+1ff+580+576pp) – Reliure d’époque plein veau marbré. Un filet à froid encadrant les plats. Dos à nerfs, richement décorés de caissons et de fleurons dorés. Roulette dorée sur les nerfs. Un filet doré sur les champs. Tranches rouges. Coiffes légèrement frottées. Coiffe de tête du t. 1 légèrement endommagée. Quelques légères épidermures sur les plats. Champs frottés. Un coin émoussé sur le t. 1. Intérieur frais un peu jauni. Très bel exemplaire en dépit des imperfections signalées. Bel exemplaire, fort bien relié, de ce qui constitue bien, en dépit de certaines errements de bibliographes, la première et unique édition de cet impressionnant recueil d’anecdotes sur le monde du théâtre (La date 1765, que l’on trouve chez certains (not. Barbier, 1, 181) est erronnée ; v. pour 1775 : Michaud, t. 8, p. 409 ; GDU, t. 4, p. 425 ; Quérard, t. 4, p. 549 ; Michaud, t. 34, p. 142 ; GDU, t. 10, p. 190). L’ouvrage est dû à un curieux attelage, dont l’histoire n’indique pas comment se sont-ils rencontrés, mais leur collaboration aurait été le résultat d’une idée d’Alexis Piron. D’une part, Jean-Marie-Bernard Clément (1742-1812), d’origine dijonnaise, qui avait quitté Dijon, à la suite d’une querelle avec le collège de la ville dont il était professeur (Michaud, t. 8, p. 409 ; GDU, t. 4, p. 425) fut considéré comme un « littérateur et critique » (Quérard, t. 1, p. 224), grand contempteur de Voltaire que celui-ci avait sournoisement dénommé l’Inclément. D’autre part, on trouve Joseph de La Porte (1719-1779), tout aussi curieux, ex-jésuite « résolu de chercher dans la culture des lettres un moyen de fortune » (Michaud, t. 34, p. 142 ; v. aussi Quérard, t. 4, p. 549 ; GDU, t. 10, p. 190) et qui fut par la suite un compilateur infatigable, un temps le collaborateur de Fréron avant de se brouiller avec lui. Michaud en dresse un portrait somme toute assez positif, estimant qu’ « il ne manquait ni de goût, ni de jugement, et il possédait à un haut degré l’esprit d’analyse, moins commun et plus estimable qu’on ne pense » (t. 34, p. 142). Bref, la collaboration promettait d’être passionnante en raison de ces deux personnalités et le recueil ne trahit pas ses promesses. Dans ces trois volumes, l’ensemble de ce qui pouvait se représenter sur scène est passé au crible, par de petites notices, plus ou moins longues. Sont donc visés, selon le titre complet : les pièces de théâtre, tragédies, comédies, pastorales, drames, opéras, opéra-comiques, parades, proverbes, joués sur des théâtres publics ou des sociétés particulières, à Paris ou en Province. Sont également recensées les pièces qui n’ont pas été jouées mais qui ont été imprimées, ainsi qu’un recueil de tout ce que l’on a pu rassembler d’anecdotes liées aux diverses représentations. C’est un instrument très précieux pour l’histoire du théâtre. Ainsi passe-t-on de Bajazet de Racine (t. 1, p. 134) au Regulus de Pradon, en 1688 (t. 2, p. 123) à l’Ecole des femmes de Molière (t. 1, p. 182) à la Réconciliation villageoise (t. 2, p. 120), par monsieur de la Ribardière en 1765. Nombreuse sont les pièces où de savoureuses anecdotes sont contées (un acteur acclamé, un metteur en scène hué) et où la vie sociale est relatée (présence du roi, tentative de censure, etc.). C’est aussi l’occasion de retrouver bon nombre de pièces désuètes, et que la patine du temps donne envie de redécouvrir. Le troisième volume est biographique et consacré aux auteurs, ainsi que quelques additions (dont les arrêts et règlements concernant le théâtre). Enfin, c’est aussi une histoire sociale des français : « c’est peut-être dans ces anecdotes dramtiques, mieux que dans toute autre histoire, qu’on verra le caractère badin et l’esprit léger des français, dans tout son jour et sans son plus grand éclat » (t. 1, p. III). Passionnant recueil concentrant toute l’histoire du théâtre entre le XVI et le XVIIIe siècle, par le prisme anecdotique qui en rend l’étude fascinante. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Travels through Holland, Flanders, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Lapland, Russia, the Ukraine and Poland, in the years 1768, 1769 and 1770. In which is particularly minuted the present state of those countries, respecting their agriculture, population, manufactures, commerce, the arts and useful undertakings. 3 dln. Londen: J. Almon, 1772.

      "Gebonden in geheel leer, 4+373+4+379+4+352 p. Scharnieren wat zwak en enkele rugschildjes ontbreken, doch verder goed exemplaar. Lit: Jacobsen Jensen 153, J.J. Volkmann, Neueste Reisen durch die Vereinigte Niederlande, p. 32 en 125; Cox I p.90"."John Hill (overleden 1775) was een vruchtbaar Engels schrijver en journalist die publiceerde onder het pseudoniem Joseph Marshall. Veel van de door hem beschreven reizen zijn nooit door hem gemaakt. Deel I van dit werk is geheel gevuld met zijn reis door Nederland in 1768, waarbij hij o.a. de volgende plaatsen beschrijft: Hellevoetsluis, Brielle, Rotterdam, Delft, ‘s-Gravenhage, Scheveningen, Rijswijk, Leiden, Haarlem, Amsterdam, Zaandam, Edam, Purmerend, Hoorn, Enkhuizen, Medemblik, Alkmaar, Schagen, Burg op Texel, Harlingen, Groningen, Winschoten, Meppel, Coevorden, Ommen, Zwolle, Deventer, Zutphen, Arnhem, Het Loo, Utrecht, Vianen, Den Bosch, Tilburg, Breda, Bergen op Zoom, Goes en Middelburg."

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        A General Chart of the Island of Newfoundland with the Rocks and Soundings, Drawn from Surveys taken by Order of the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, By James Cook and Michael Lane, Surveyors, and Others

      Printed for Robt. Sayer & Jno. Bennett, London 1775 - Engraved map. A classic chart published by Jefferys depicting all of Newfoundland, after the monumental surveys of Cook, Lane and Gilbert. This fine chart of Newfoundland, the Gulf of St. Laurence and part of the coast of Labrador was published in the first part of the North American Pilot , the most thorough and detailed mapping of the Canadian territory ceded to Great Britain at the end of the French and Indian war. Following the war, surveys of the region were immediately ordered, as the waterways were deemed of vital economic importance to the inland fur trade. Among those selected for the task was James Cook. "On 19 April 1763 James Cook, Master R.N. was ordered by the Admiralty to proceed to Newfoundland 'in order to your taking a survey of the Parts of the Coasts and Harbours of that Island'" (Tooley & Skelton, p.177). His appointment would have been based, in no small part, on the glowing endorsement of his commanding officer, who had written to the Admiralty in December 1762 "that from my experience of Mr. Cook's genius and capacity, I think him well fitted for the work he has undertaken, and for greater undertakings of the same kind." Cook started by surveying the northwest stretch of coastline in 1763 and 1764, then in 1765 and 1766 the south coast between Cape Ray and the Burin Peninsula, and in 1767 the west coast. Cook's work in the region allowed him to master the art of practical surveying and navigation, bringing his name to the attention of the Admiralty and the Royal Society at a crucial moment in his career. Summoned to depart on what would prove to be the first of his three great voyages to the Pacific, the survey of Newfoundland and southern Labrador was finished by Michael Lane and James Gilbert between 1768 and 1773. "The charting of Newfoundland and southern Labrador by Cook, in the years 1763-7, and by his successor Michael Lane, in 1768-73, was unequalled, for thoroughness and method, by any previous hydrographic work by Englishmen; and it produced the first charts of this extensive and difficult coastline that could (in the words of a later hydrographer) 'with any degree of safety be trusted by the seaman'" (Skelton & Tooley). For Cook, his accomplishment led directly to his being commissioned to the Endeavor, launching his reputation as the greatest maritime explorer of his age, and perhaps of all time. This general chart of Newfoundland would appear in editions of the North American Pilot , as well as the American Atlas . Kershaw, Early Printed Maps of Canada 539; Phillips, A List of Maps of America 1208; cf. Skelton & Tooley, "The Marine Surveys of James Cook in North America" in Tooley, The Mapping of America.

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        Sterne's Letters to his Friends on Various Occasions to which is added his History of a Watch Coat; Letters from Yorick to Eliza [2 Volumes as 1]

      G. Kearsly, J. Johnson and T. Evans. 1775 - Ships from the UK. Former Library book. 16mo. Leather Hardback, 1775 A New Edition. . . Ex-Library book, with usual library treatments.vi + 176, vi + 104 pp. Rear hinge, intact. Textblock, sturdy. Pages, clean and intact. Bound in leather. Gilt lettering to spine, mounted on red and black leather labels, with gilt design. Usual bumps and rubs to extremities with front board partially detached, attached at the fourth raised band. Overall condition, good for a 242 year old edition. While we seek perfection, we are still human and occasionally make mistakes. Photographs available on request. Offered by the Rare & Collectable Books department of Better World Books UK, 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase supports literacy charities [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hints to gentlemen of landed property.

      London: J. Dodsley 1775 - 8vo., 10 engraved folding plates, vii + (i) + 268pp., contemporary polished calf, spine simply gilt with raised bands and a crimson lettering piece, short crack in upper joint, but still a fine, crisp, and sound copy, with an early ownership inscription on front pastedown ('W. Honywood 1787, The gift of the Revd. J.H. Beckingham'>). First edition. Kent's Hints> were in part derived from his experience and observations in the Netherlands when he was employed in the diplomatic service as secretary to Sir James Porter at Brussels. He considers drainage, culture of turnips and hops, the distress of the rural poor and labourers' cottages and advocates small holdings. 'The book strikes what was a rather new note in polemics on estate management. For one thing Kent advises granting equitable leases in order that the soil may become useful to the tenants as well as to the landlords. The style of farming he recommends is what might be expected from one whom John Donaldson called 'a very enlightened person' nearly a century later. Kent says that his remarks 'are simply such as have arisen in the course of a three years' residence, and observation in the Austrian Netherlands and an extensive practice since in the superintendence and care of several large estates, in different parts of England'. He adds that he has avoided all theoretical rules, and although he does not differ from other writers on farming of his times when he claims to describe only practical methods, he probably does so with more justice than some of his contemporaries.' [Fussell II, p.102]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Elements, Analysis, and Practice of Arithmetic, Vulger, Decimal, and Duodecimal, in all the parts of modern business, mercantile or mechanical: with plane trigonometry, rectangular, and oblique, applied to the computation of heights and distances, on the Earth, on the Sea, and in the Heavens, by Arithmetic only. The second edition. Revised, corrected, and enlarged.

      Glasgow: Printed by A. Adam, for Morison and MacCallum, 1775. Glasgow:: Printed by A. Adam, for Morison and MacCallum, 1775., 1775. 8vo. vii, [1], [xi]-xiii, [1], 368 [miss-numbered 268] pp. Original full red polished calf, gilt tooled with decorative border and center device, raised bands, gilt dec. spine, dark title spine label, a.e.g.; hinges a bit worn. Former ownership name removed from title. Very good. This volume has a DOUBLE FORE-EDGE PAINTING by the American Doubler painter, with scenes of New York and Philadelphia, painted sometime after WWII and before November 1965 [a date in the back of the book shows that time, presumed to be a bookseller’s mark]. [JWRB]

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        ELEMENTI D'OSTETRICIA del Dottor. Tradotti e corredati di figure in rame da Giuseppe Galletti Chirurgo Fiorentino.

      Albizziana all'Insegna del sole,, Firenze, 1775 - in-4, pp. XVI, 307, bella leg. cart. dec. coeva con tass. in carta e tit. mss al d. Gr. vignetta in rame alla dedicat. con lo stemma araldico di Milord Nassau Clavering Baronetto di Gran Bretagna cui è dedicata l'opera. Test. e inziali xilogr. Con 15 tavv., anche ripiegate, di strumenti chirugici e posizioni fetali inc. in rame da Matteo Carboni. Prima rara traduzione italiana. Hirsch V, 56. Wellcome IV, 546. Ex libris. Perfetto esempl. [073]

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        An abridgment of penal statutes, which exhibits at one view, the offence; the punishment or penalty annexed to that offence; the mode of recovering and application of the penalty; the number of witnesses and Justices necessary to convict the offender; with a reference to the chapter and section of the enacting Statute.

      London: W. Strahan and M. Woodfall 1775 - oblong 8vo., viii + 558 + (38)pp., bound in (probably) the original half calf over marbled paper sides, the binding very worn but sound, internally very good. An interesting copy with the early ownership signature of H.L. Brown> and the intriguing note, evidently written by the first owner, presumably a lawyer: 'October ye 23d 1776. Put into the long pond, by the Temple, 58 brace of carp, & five brace of tench. Into the square pond, seven brace of carp'.> First edition. Sweet & Maxwell I, p.358. Sir William Addington was 'one of the Magistrates presiding at the Public Office in Bow Street' and he accordingly dedicates his laborious Abridgment> to Sir John Fielding, his celebrated but controversial magistrate colleague. The Abridgment> itself, a remarkable tour-de-force, is a painstaking classification and tabulation of criminal law. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Kupferstich mit eigenh. Beschriftung.

      O. O. u. D. - Stich (86 x 137 mm), aufgezogen auf Kartonträger (122 x 160 mm) mit schwarzer Tuschumrahmung und roséfarbenem Originalkolorit. "Jesus und der Hauptmann zu Kapernaum" (Mt 8,5-13), hier von Lavater montiert und überschrieben als physiognomisches Anschauungsmaterial. - Lavater versuchte, die Physiognomik gleichsam zu einer Wissenschaft vom inneren Menschen zu erheben: Aus der Bildung der äußeren Körperteile, besonders des Gesichts, sollte auf die seelischen Eigenschaften geschlossen werden. Sein theoretisches Werk dazu, das 1775-78 erschien, hatte außergewöhnlichen Einfluß auf viele Zeitgenossen, außer auf Herder und Jacobi auch auf seinen zeitweiligen Freund Goethe, während Lichtenberg ("Fragment von Schwänzen") und Nicolai Lavaters orakelhafte Theorien heftigst kritisierten.

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        Gesammelte Nachrichten von Schlesischen Bergwerken

      Breslau und Berlin, Gutsch 1775.. Mit 1 gestochenen Titelvignette. 272 S. Pappband d. Zt. Erste Ausgabe. - Kress, Nr. 11249.8-1 suppl; Hoover 840; Schuh 3: "Rare. Contains the author`s collected observations on the mining works of Schelisia in Germany". - Kanten und Gelenke beschabt. Name auf Innendeckel, Vorsatz mit kleinen Wurmspuren, etwas gebräunt.

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