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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."

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. VAN DER STEUR]
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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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        Voyage au pôle Boréal, fait en 1773, par ordre du roi d'Angleterre

      Paris, Saillant & Nyon, Pissot, 1775, in-4, XII, 259pp, (1)f de privilège, 12pl, demi-veau marbré, dos lisse orné, tranches rouges (rel. pastiche), 12 planches, représentant des cartes, des vues, des instruments et des animaux, gravées par La Gardette. Tableaux dépliants in texte. PREMIERE EDITION FRANCAISE traduite par Jean Nicolas Demeunier. Cette expédition fut entreprise par les deux navires le « Racehorse » et la « Carcasse », pour atteindre le Pôle Nord en passant par le Spitzberg. Elle contient des observations sur la science nautique et un catalogue descriptif des productions de la nature du Spitzberg. Rares mouillures, la planche 7 est déchirée aux pliures sans manque. Bel exemplaire

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        Plan of the City of New York & Its Environs to Greenwich, on the North or Hudsons River, and to Crown Point, on the Eart or Sound River, Shewing the Several Streets , Publick Buildings, Docks, Forts & Battery, with the true Form & Course of the Commanding Grounds, with and without the Town.

      Sold by A. Dury, Duke's Court St. Martins Lane, 1775 [but 1765]., London, - Rare eighteenth century plan of New York Second edition. Engraved plan, inset chart of New York and the environs (a few tears skilfully repaired). Montresor's rare plan of New York City, the most detailed and accurate map of New York and its surrounding areas published during the colonial period. Most significantly, it is the first detailed map of the island of Manhattan beyond the city, and presents its topography before development. It includes Greenwich Village, manors of wealthy New York families, the road system north of the city, as well as elevated areas which have since been levelled. It also includes an inset map of the larger area of the harbour of New York and its islands. The text at the lower left gives a history of New York and describes its defences. This edition is identifiable by the imprint of Andrew Dury, issued just after the start of the Revolutionary War. It is identical to the first edition, except for the spurious statement that it was "Survey'd in the Winter, 1775", and some additional hydrographic information in the inset. The survey actually took place in 1765. John Montresor (1736-1799) forged a successful army career in North America over the eighteenth century, and by the 1760s he was a senior engineer under General Thomas Gage, commander-in-chief in America. Gage ordered Montresor to conduct a survey of New York and its surrounding area in December 1765 in anticipation of conflict in the area. Montresor conducted his survey during a time of heightened tension between the British and American colonists: in particular, the deeply unpopular 1765 Stamp Act, which paved the way for the American War of Independence. He had to work in secret as "observations might endanger ones house and effects if not ones life" (Montresor). Montresor had finished a fair copy within a few months, an impressive achievement given the restrictions on the process, and it was first printed in 1767 by Mary Anne Rocque, an important addition to the corpus of British cartography of America as that region grew ever more central to British politics. Robert Augustyn and Paul Cohen, Manhattan in Maps (Rizzoli: New York, 1997), pp.70-72 (first state); John Montresor, Journals (New York Historical Society: New York, 1882); Phillips, Maps of America, p.525. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Chart of the Harbour of Boston]/ Nautical Remarks and Observations for the Chart of the Harbour of Boston. Composed from different Surveys; but principally from that taken in 1769, by George Callendar, Late Master of His Majesty's Ship the Romney.

      5th August, 1775., London, - Des Barres' Rare Chart of Boston Harbour Large aquatint and etched engraving, on two sheets joined, unfolded and uncut, with the LVG watermark, together with, pamphlet, quarto (280 by 230 mm., original blue wrappers, typographic title, pp. 5-(12), there are no pages 3-4 which agrees with the John Carter Brown example. The first state of one of the most important Revolutionary War illustrations of Boston and its approaches. Accompanied by the very rare twelve page pamphlet by George Callender entitled 'Nautical remarks and observations for the chart of the harbour of Boston. Composed from different surveys; but principally from that taken in 1769'. Callendar was the Master of His Majesty's Ship the Romney. Commissioned in 1762 she served extensively in North America arriving in Boston 17 May 1768 to support the British during the enforcement of the Townsend Acts. Short of men it was the pressing of local men into service which increased tension in the town to a level which broke out in the Boston Massacre of 1770. This chart is part of a very large body of work known as the 'Atlantic Neptune' undertaken by Des Barres It is one of the greatest hydrographic achievements of the eighteenth century. The French and Indian War highlighted the lack of accurate mapping of the vast territories now under British control in North America. Samuel Holland was entrusted with the task of accurately mapping the northern portion of these territories. He proposed using the latest accurate methods which included astronomical readings and triangulation. In 1769 he personally was still working in Canadian waters but had instructed Callendar to undertake the survey of Boston. In England Des Barres was in charge of undertaking the detailed engraving. He set about providing the British government with more accurate mapping of the entire coastline of America and Canada. They proved to be of just as much use to the American Rebel forces. Their quality and accuracy are well known and deserved. This particular chart is notable for recording Boston as it was at the outbreak of hostilities. It illustrates the British defences before the siege. The second state in particular out of the four later ones would record the progress of the siege works constructed by the Americans around the city. As the title informs us it was surveyed in the year 1769, a troubled time in Boston. Extensive soundings are provided in the harbour with numerous points marked to ease navigation through difficult waters. What separates this chart out from most others is the level of topographical detail on land. The road structure is accurately recorded as are the local towns. It even goes as far as recorded field boundaries, a remarkable body of information for historians. The high quality engraving enables surface features to be displayed especially the elevation of the terrain. An alphabetical key upper right identifies fourteen locations in the immediate area of Boston, including batteries, docks, forts, wharves, and the all-important Charles-town Ferry. The accompanying pamphlet of sailing directions is rare, it was replaced soon after by a single sheet version entitled 'A Chart of the Harbour of Boston, composed from different surveys .' which is sometimes found pasted to later states of the map. Being separately issued it is rarely found with the chart as here. Provenance: Duke of Northumberland. Boston Engineering Department, List of Maps of Boston, pp. 70-71; Cumming, British Maps of Colonial America, pp.51-56; ESTC N12343 (pamphlet); Guthorn, 'British Maps of the American Revolution' 59/3, Holland's original manuscript; Krieger and Cobb, Mapping Boston, p. 106, plate 19; Nebenzahl, Bibliography of printed battle plans, 3; Sabin 10061 (pamphlet); Sellers & Van Ee, 945; Stevens, Bibliography of the Atlantic Neptune (unpublished) pp. 211-216; Streeter, II:706. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Systême de la Nature ou Des Loix du Monde Physique et du Monde Moral [Nouvelle Edition] (2 vols.)

      NP, London (Amsterdam) 1775 - Octavos. Vol.1: 400pp. Vol.2: 448pp. Period brown calf with gilt ruling along the edges of the covers and gilt tooling on the spine. Gilt lettering over red and black labels on the spine. A small stamp of "The John Crerar Library" in gilt lettering is at the bottom left corners of the front covers. All edges gilt, detelles and marbled endpapers. Green ribbon markers. This is a beautifully bound early edition of Holbach's influential enlightenment-era philosophical work, originally and famously attributed to Jean-Baptiste de Mirabaud. The back of volume 2 contains a limited table of contents.Among the ideas espoused are that those philosophical materialism, claiming that the universe works as matter in motion, governed by the laws of cause and effect, without need for any sort of deity or supernatural power. Holbach denies the existence of any sort of soul beyond the mind's existence as an function of the brain. The author also discusses the distinction between mythology and theology. Holbach's challenge to religious and social beliefs systems from a moral perspective was seen as an affront to the organized religious power structures and the monarchy, and was the cause for many written reponses in the form of refutations and polemics in its day. The work is known one of the earliest works of modern atheism. Some scholar's believe that Denis Diderot, the enlightenment philosopher and close friend of Holbach, was influential on the work, and may have even contributed in part, to the writing. Text in French.Bindings with rubbing to extremities. Leather on the covers and on the hinges of the spines with some cracking. Gilt decoration on the spines rubbed. The spine of volume 2 is loosening at the hinge. Light chipping to the heads and tails of the spines. Interiors with library bookplates and pockets pasted on at the interior front and back covers. Library ink stamps on the front endpapers of each volume, as well as perforated stamps at the top of the title page and on p.207 of vol.1, and at p. 253 of vol.2. Minor sporadic foxing throughout the volumes. Bindings in good-, interiors in very good condition overall. * The book is known to have actually been published in Amsterdam, contrary to being printed as "Londres" (London).* The final "V" on the publication date in both volumes, seems to have been purposely removed at some point, in order to pass this copy off as an original 1770 first edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Herrn Buffons Naturgeschichte der vierfüßigen Thiere.

      Berlin, Joachim Pauli 1775-98. Band 2 bis 23 (Registerband). Band 1 fehlt, sonst komplett. Deutsche Erstausgabe. Als Beispiel Bd. 2: Geschichte der wilden Thiere. Hirsch, Hase, Kaninchen. Frontispiz, XVIII, 238 Seiten, 16 Kupfertafeln und gestochenen Titel-, Kopf- und Schluss-Vignetten. Dreiseitiger Rotschnitt. Buntpapiervorsatz. - Ähnlich ausgestattet die übrigen Bände. Halblederbde. der Zeit mit marm. Bezugspapier und Rückenschildchen. Einbände berieben, gelegentlich kl. Läsionen im Papier, Rückenenden bestoßen bzw. leicht beschädigt, Ecken gebogen und / oder bestoßen, teils auch stärker. Bindung fest. Innen teilweise schwach oder vereinzelt fleckig, insgesamt sauberer, ziemlich guter Zustand. - So vollständig selten. - Wird als Paket zu Euro 8,00 versandt. Versand D: 8,00 EUR

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Ansbach, 12. IX. 1775. - 1 S. 4to. Unveröffentlichtes Schreiben an seinen (namentlich nicht genannten) Freund und Kollegen Gleim: Übersendet die Abrechnung für 15 Exemplare von Gleims didaktischer Sammlung "Halladat oder das rote Buch" (1774). "Hiebey überschicke Ihnen, theuerster Freund, nahmens des Commercien-Commissarius Haueisens, für 15 St. Halladat, 6 fl. 45 cr. Reichsgeld oder ¾ Louisd'or. Es ist ½ Maxd'or, 1 Conventions-Thaler u. 41 xr. Zuschuß. Aus meinem letzten Schreiben werden Sie das Weitere gesehen haben. Hr. Haueisen wird die Besorgung machen, daß Sie dieses Geld, nebst dem 2ten u. 3ten Theil des hiesigen Horaz, erhalten. Er zwingt mich kurz zu seyn, weil er seine Drucksachen auf die Meße fortschicken will. Leben Sie wohl, theuerster Freund, u. vergeßen Sie nicht / Ihren alten treuen Uz". Bereits am 24. Juli hatte Uz Gleim benachrichtigt: "Ich habe Ihre Intention, die mir übermachten 20 Exemplarien [von 'Halladat'] durch den Verkauf in die Hände des Publikums zu bringen, nicht außer Acht gelaßen. Aber der hiesige Buchhändler, Commercien-Commißarius Haueisen, hat nur 15 übernommen, die er zu verkaufen suchen und Ihnen das Geld künftige Michaelis-Meße, durch den Halberstädtischen Buchhändler Grose, übermachen wird. Zugleich sollen Sie den 2ten und 3ten Theil der hiesigen Uebersetzung des Horaz erhalten" (Briefwechsel zwischen Gleim und Uz [Stuttgart 1899], Nr. 149, S. 406). - Am unteren linken Blattrand (etwas unregelmäßg vom Gegenblatt abgerissen) die Unkostenaddition. Verso Empfängervermerk; recto numeriert "163". Mittig gefaltet; etas braunfleckig.

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        La Vera Guida per chi Viaggia in Italia con la descrizione di Tutti I Viaggi e sue poste dimostrate con efatte carte geografiche, con una breve Annnotazione di tutto cio, che fi trova di piu rimarchevole in ogni Citta, e luogo di passo

      Original leather wrap around binding with gilt decoration to the edges. Silk insides to the binding & tie. all edges embossed gilt. Additional title in French. Dedicated to Thomas Jenkins (Tommaso Jenkins). with accurate maps, short observations... on painting, sculpture, architecture and antiques, all taken from the best authors, dedicated to Sir Thomas Jenkins... Rome, Paul Giunchi, 1775. There are quite a few blank pages to the end of the book (presumably for traveller's notes) the first of these has contemporary manuscript (giving an alternative route from Florence to Pisa in French). Complete, with 21 folding engraved maps. Maps are 13.5cm high X 28.5cm wide. 21 plates: 1-Roma a Napoli; 2-Napoli a Messina; 3- Napoli a Lecce e Otranto; 4- Napoli all'Aquilla; 5- Roma a Firenze e da Firenze a Foligno; 6- Siena a Pisada Firenze a Pisada Firenze a Piza per Lucca e da Firenze a Livorno; 7- Pise a Genova;8- Firenze a Bologna; 9- Roma à Foligno; 10- Folignio a Fano per Loreto, e da Foligno a Fano per il Furlo; 11- Da Fano a Bologna; 12- Rimino a Venezia; 13- Bologna a Venezia; 14- Bologna a Mantova per Ferrara, e da Ferrara a Faenza; 15- Bologna a Milano per Parma; 16- Mantova a Venezia; 17- Mantova Trento; 18- Piacenza a Torino. Da Torino a Milano; 19- Milano a Genova; 20- Milano a Venezia; 21- Venezia a Trieste. This first edition seems not to have come up at auction since 2009 (Reiss and Sohn - Koningsberg). Copac shows only Cambridge holding in the UK - few others worldwide.

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        Radiertes physiognomisches Portrait mit eigenh. Titel und U. ("L.").

      O. O. u. D. - Ca. 75 x 95 mm (Plattenrand 59 x 79 mm). Originales Handkolorit in schwarzer Tuschumrahmung (das Portrait weiß), auf blaugrauen Kartonträger aufgezogen. Hübsches Beispiel für Lavaters Physiognomien, hier bezeichnet "Beobachtendes, überlegendes Staunen." - 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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        Le neptune oriental.

      Paris, Antoine Guénard Demonville; Brest, Romain-Nicolas Malassis, 1775. - With: (2) Supplément au neptune oriental. Paris & Brest, 1781. 2 text vols. bound as one, plus atlas volume. Folio (55 × 42 cm). With engraved frontispiece and 72 large engraved nautical charts (33 double-page and 39 single-page, plate sizes between 50 × 68 and 48 × 35 cm). Uniform contemporary mottled, gold-tooled calf, with the crowned French royal arms on each board and "Conseil de la Marine" below it on each front board. Rebacked, with most of the original backstrips laid down. - (3) Instructions sur la navigation des Indes orientales et de la Chine, pour servir au Neptune oriental. Paris & Brest, 1775. - (4) Supplément au Neptune oriental. Paris & Brest, 1781. Large 4to (26 × 21 cm). 2 vols. bound as one. Maroquin-pattern sheepskin (ca. 1840?), gold-tooled spine. Greatly expanded second edition, plus the rarer posthumous supplement published a year after the author's death, of one of the greatest maritime atlases in the history of French cartography, devoted to exotic regions (the Middle East including the Gulf, the African coasts, the Indian Ocean and East Indies, Southeast Asia, parts of the Chinese coast, and the Pacific islands). Each section starts with a large territorial overview map and closes in on particular areas in the subsequent charts. The Arabian Peninsula is first displayed on a large overview map showing the coasts along the Indian ocean, which is followed by a chart of the Arabian Sea, and separate charts of the coasts along the entry to the Red Sea, the complete Red Sea, the area of Jeddah and the Arabian Gulf. - The "Neptune" was compiled by Jean-Baptiste-Nicolas-Denis d'Après de Mannevillette (1707-80), hydrographer to the French navy, supported by the French East India Company and the Académie des Sciences. "It was at once hailed as a major achievement and welcomed by navigators throughout the world" (Cat. Nat. Mar. Mus.). D'Après continued to improve and expand it for the rest of his life, serving as director of the Company's nautical chart publishing office from 1762. It is rare that one finds two copies of the Neptune Oriental with the same make-up, but the present copy shows its full extent immediately after the death of D'Après. The whole is not only a magnificent collection of sea charts, but also an essential key to understanding European colonial power in the late eighteenth century. - The present copy of the Neptune may have first belonged to the Secrétairerie d'État. In 1806 Napoleon revived the Conseil de la Marine, which had been replaced by the Secrétairerie d'État in 1723, so those words must have been added in 1806, as would the bookplates. - Condition: a couple of charts slightly browned (one of them also with an unintended crease), a few pages in the Instructions (mostly in its supplement) with a marginal worm trail, and the occasional very minor hole or spot, but generally in very good condition (most leaves of the Instructions fine). The Neptune has been expertly rebacked as noted, with the loss of parts of the backstrips, but the bindings are very good otherwise. A splendid maritime atlas, beautifully bound for the French Navy. Neptune: Cordier, Sinica 134 (without 1781 suppl.); Cat. Nat. Mar. Mus. 204 (without 1781 suppl.; see also 203 for 1745 ed. & 205 for 1821 suppl.); Howgego A107; Phillips & Le Gear 3166 (without 1781 suppl.), 3167 (with 1781 suppl. but only 69 charts) & 3168 (1781 suppl. alone); Polak 127 & 4562; Shirley, British Library M.APR-1c, d & e (all without 1781 suppl.; e without title-page). Instructions: Howgego A107 (without 1781 suppl.).

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        Herrn Buffons Naturgeschichte der vierfüßigen Thiere.

      Berlin, Joachim Pauli 1775-98. - Als Beispiel Bd. 2: Geschichte der wilden Thiere. Hirsch, Hase, Kaninchen. Frontispiz, XVIII, 238 Seiten, 16 Kupfertafeln und gestochenen Titel-, Kopf- und Schluss-Vignetten. Dreiseitiger Rotschnitt. Buntpapiervorsatz. - Ähnlich ausgestattet die übrigen Bände. Einbände berieben, gelegentlich kl. Läsionen im Papier, Rückenenden bestoßen bzw. leicht beschädigt, Ecken gebogen und / oder bestoßen, teils auch stärker. Bindung fest. Innen teilweise schwach oder vereinzelt fleckig, insgesamt sauberer, ziemlich guter Zustand. - So vollständig selten. - Wird als Paket zu Euro 8,00 versandt. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 6000 Halblederbde. der Zeit mit marm. Bezugspapier und Rückenschildchen. Band 2 bis 23 (Registerband). Band 1 fehlt, sonst komplett. Deutsche Erstausgabe. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        An account of further discoveries in air.

      London, The Royal Society, 1775. 4to (24.2 x 18.6 cm). 11 pp. Later red cloth with gilt title on the spine.= The discovery of oxygen. This is the first published account of the identification and recognition of the third most common element in the universe and the most important element in the history of life on earth. Contained in "Philosophical Transactions, volume 65, for the year 1775", paper 38, with many other papers in the fields of chemistry, physics, natural history, and mathematics. Old bookplate on the front flyleaf recto, small old stamp on the volume's title page verso, and top margin of the advertisement, otherwise clean. PMM, 217.

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        Mémoires pour servir à la vie de Nicolas Catinat, Maréchal de France

      Paris, Veuve Duchesne, 1775, in 12, de 302pp., pl. veau marbré époque, dos lisse orné frappé en queue aux petites armes du Comte Damas d'Anlezy (Jean-Pierre comte de Damas d'Anlezy (1734-1800), maréchal de camp en 1780, fut député de la noblesse du Nivernais en 1789), avec son ex-libris gravé collé en tête. Bon exemplaire. 3e édition, la première sous ce titre. Cette biographie du grand homme de guerre parut initialement en 1772. Il prit part aux principaux conflits du règne de Louis XIV: guerre de Hollande, guerre de la Ligue d'Augsbourg et guerre de Succession d'Espagne, ce qui lui valut d'être élevé à la dignité de maréchal de France (1693). ¶ Barbier IV, 966 -Quérard Fr. litt. II, 335.

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        The Constitution of England, or, An Account of the English Government

      T.Spilsbury, Printer and Sold by G. Kearsley, in Fleet Street 1775 - Hardback book (448 pages) with leather spine and tips titled THE CONSTITUTION OF ENGLAND, OR, AN ACCOUNT OF THE ENGLISH GOVERNMENT by J.L.De Lolme, Advocate, citizen of Geneva. Printed in London in 1775 by T.Spilsbury and sold by G.Kearsley, in Fleet Street. Boards show moderate rubbing/scuffing with tips a bit worn - private bookplate inside front board - name with date of 1775 written top of title page - light foxing on a few pages - overall a tight, clean copy. Bookseller since 1995 (UL-2-TS-down-R) rareviewbooks Language: eng [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Plans et les Statuts, des differents Établissements ordonnés par sa Majésté Impériale Catherine II. pour l'Éducation de la Jeunesse et l'Utilité générale de son Empire…traduits en Langue Françoise, d'aprés les originaux, par Mr. Clerc

      Two fine allegorical frontis., five engraved plates (3 are folding), 65 engraved vignettes in the text, & four folding printed tables. 4 p.l., 160, 42, [2] pp.; 2 p.l., 160 pp. Two vols. in one. Large 4to, cont. marbled calf (lower cover with two small gouges), sides ruled in gilt, spine nicely gilt, green morocco lettering pieces on spine. Amsterdam: M.M. Rey, 1775. First edition in French (1st ed., in Russian: St. Petersburg, 1774), edited by Diderot, and a very handsome copy with 65 delightful engraved vignettes. Betskoi (1704-95), social reformer, served at the highest levels of government for much of his long life. He also spent fifteen years in Paris where he associated with many of those involved in the compilation of the Encyclopédie, especially Rousseau and Diderot. Upon his return to Russia, Betskoi was involved in deposing Peter in favor of Catherine (he was rumored to be her father). She made him president of the Imperial Academy of Arts and he enjoyed unlimited access to the Tsarina on a daily basis for most of her reign. Greatly influenced by the Enlightenment, Betskoi proposed a plan to educate Russian youths of both sexes in state boarding schools, in order to protect the children from the vices of society. Through his efforts, Catherine established a boarding school for girls - the Smolny Institute - which was one of the first female educational institutions in Europe. This school became a training ground for Rousseau's (and Betskoi's) ideas on education. The present work outlines the principles of education and specific plans which Betskoi proposed to Catherine. It contains imperial edicts, reports, and recommendations of various committees. Betskoi, himself born out of wedlock and eager to reduce the frequency of infanticide, also established two large homes for foundlings, one in Moscow (depicted here in three of the plates) and St. Petersburg (today Herzen University). Diderot was responsible for the publication of the present work in Amsterdam and he has included his anonymous "Addition de l'Editeur, M. D******" on page 157 of the second volume. Nicolas Gabriel Le Clerc (1726-98), a member of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences and Inspector General of Russia's hospitals made the translation. He also contributed here a forward-thinking essay on the education of girls. A fine and pretty copy. Six of the vignettes are after designs by Bernard Picart; others are by Russian artists. Inscription on verso of free front endpaper: "Ex donatione D. Ziliken, dignissimi Pastorii in Kirchlindin, possidet me F. Schimme. Dellwig, 30 Sept 1807.".

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