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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      - London: printed for and sold by the Author & B.White & Son (vol.I), for the author (vol.II), [1775-]1777-1798. Two volumes in four, folio. (19 3/4 x 12 1/4 inches). Engraved oval title vignette to vol.I, 432 hand-coloured engraved plates, after Sydenham Edwards, James Sowerby and William Kilburn, with some plates printed in colours and hand-coloured, as issued. 2pp. subscriber list, General Observations on grasses and Catalogue of plants growing in Settle in vol. 1. With a 20th century typed alphabetical Index of plants inserted in vol. 1. Without the fascicule indices found in some copies. Uncut. Contemporary blue paper covered boards, rebacked with green cloth a later date, spines with manuscript paper labels. Rare first edition of the first English colour-plate national flora: a very clean, uncut example with wide margins to both plates and text. Curtis, with the support of Lord Bute, published the first part in 1775. For "ten years he continued . at his congenial but unremunerative task, [and] by 1787, the results of his labour were two splendid folio volumes and a deficit that made the continuance of his venture impossible. He understood the cause of the trouble and saw the remedy: if his clients refused to buy folio pictures of the unassuming plants that grew by the wayside, he would win their patronage with octavo engravings of the bright flowers that filled their gardens. Thus, in 1787, The Botanical Magazine was born" (Blunt. p.212). The success of the magazine allowed Curtis to continue the publication of the Flora Londiniensis, the former, as Curtis put it, providing the "pudding", the latter the greater satisfaction and the critical acclaim from his peers. The majority of the illustrations in the first volume are by William Kilburn with the rest of the plates divided between James Sowerby and Sydenham Edwards. As per Curtis's instructions in the Preface, the original owner of this copy had his set bound in boards with the edges uncut and with the plates arranged in Linnaean order. Dunthorne 87; Great Flower Books (1990) p.88; Henrey III, 595; Hunt 650; Nissen BBI 439; Stafleu & Cowan 1286. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        [Portrait of George Stubbs]

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

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

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

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        The Rivals - A Comedy

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

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        MISCELLANIES. In Two Volumes

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

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

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

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        Section of the Chimneyside of the Antichamber in the Principal Story

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

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

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

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

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

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        Bibliotheque universelle des romans. Ouvrage périodique dans lequel on donne l'analyse raisonnée des roman anciens et modernes, français, ou traduits dans notre langue. Avec des anecdotes et des notices historiques et critiques concernant les auteurs ou leurs ouvages, ainsi que les mœurs, les usages du temps, les circonstances particulères et relatives, et les personnages connus, déguisés ou emblématiques.

      Chez Lacombe 1775 - - Chez Lacombe, A Paris _1775 - 1776, 26 parties en 13 volumes in 12 (9,5x17cm), relié. - Edition originale de cet ouvrage périodique paru de juillet 1775 à décembre 1776. Tête de collection de ce périodique dont la publication s'étendit jusqu'en 1789 et atteignit 112 volumes ; elle est de ce fait très difficile à réunir, encore davantage en reliure uniforme. On sait que la première partie due au marquis de Paulmy est la meilleure de toutes, elle fut continuée par Martin et d'autres. (On joint un 13eme volume, même reliure des mois de février et mars 1777). Plein veau blond granité. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, et de tomaison en maroquin vert. Outre un appareil critique très intéressant (introductions, commentaire et analyses), la bibliothèque s'organise dans chaque volume selon un plan établi définissant les différents types de romans, en 8 classes : Traduction des romans grecs et latins, les romans de chevalerie, le roman historique, romans d'amour, romans de spiritualités, romans satiriques et comiques, Nouvelles historiques et contes, romans merveilleux. Le premier volume réunit l'âne d'or d'Appulée, Le roman de Merlin, Le triomphe des neuf preux, l'Astrée, Les aventures étranges de Lycidas et de Cléorithe de Basire, Le Satyricon, Le roman de Mélusine de Jean d'Arras, Le Dauphin par d'Aulnoy, La bonne femme par Mademoiselle de la Force. On y trouve donc des romans rares et les plus connus comme Don Quichotte. Par la suite : Le prince Erastus, les contes de Perraut, Perceval le Gallois, la Cyropédie, Histoire de Zarine par Nicolas de Damas, Perceforest, roi de Grande-Bretagne, Romans de M. Camus, L'Utopie de More, Théagène et Chariclée, Histoire du chevalier Tristan, Argénis et Polliarque, Histoire de Jean Fauste, et nombre de contes et nouvelles historiques oubliés. On notera que les romans médiévaux sont bien représentés. Il ne se trouve que des extraits des longs romans, la bibliothèque universelle les intégrant dans la collection dont la vocation est d'être encyclopédique sur son sujet, elle tend donc chronologiquement à intégrer tous les romans écrits depuis l'origine jusqu'à l'époque contemporaine. . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 920 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        ELEMENTS DE FORTIFICATION,

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

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

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

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

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

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        A Collection of Voyages chiefly in the Southern Atlantick Ocean. Published from Original M.S.S

      London: Printed for the author, sold by J. Nourse, P. Elmsly [and 3 others], , 1775. Quarto (260 × 202 mm) later tan half morocco on nineteenth-century marbled boards, green morocco label. 3 folding engraved coastal profiles or charts. Bound without half-title, but with the uncommon Contents leaf. Bookplate of Charles Abbot, first Baron Colchester to front pastedown, together with that of Frank S. Streeter; bookplate of the Constitutional Club to the rear pastedown recording the presentation of the book as part of the gift of Lord Colchester in 1887. A little rubbed at the extremities, light browning, professionally repaired tear to the margin of D4, offsetting from the final map onto the following section title which is a little browned, a few marginal marks in red pencil, a very good copy. First edition. Important collection of earlier accounts of Pacific voyages. Dalrymple had done much research to promote the "counterpoise" theory of a great southern continent, and here, in order to promote a new expedition in search of the terra australis incognita, he presents accounts of the voyages of Edmund Halley, 1698-1700; Ducloz Guyot de St. Malo, 1753; Loziers Bouvet, 1738-9; and John McBride, in 1766-1767, prefaced by his letters to Lord North on the subject. "By circumnavigating New Zealand, Cook on his first voyage had imposed severe limitations on this hypothesis, and on his second voyage in 1772-75, he completely disproved it; nevertheless Dalrymple's writings had done much to maintain official interest in Pacific exploration" (ADB). Dalrymple had been being adopted by the Royal Society as their candidate to lead the Transit of Venus expedition, but a misunderstanding between Royal Society and the Admiralty over the command of the chosen vessel led to Dalrymple's refusal to serve as second in command to a sea officer and the subsequent choice of Cook. Dalrymple's uncompromising criticism of Hawkesworth's account of the voyage led to the public misperception that owing to his supersession he was an implacable opponent of Cook, an idea which "is only now being rectified". In the employ of the HEIC Dalrymple began to produce a series of charts, navigational memoirs and coastal views "for the East Indies navigation, from the Mozambique Channel to China" based on an examination of the logs and journals in the Company's archive. Between 1779 and 1794 he issued almost 550 plans and charts of ports and 45 coastal views, and between 50 and 60 books and pamphlets of nautical instruction, "His reputation was based on these publications, whose spare style contrasted with the ornateness of commercial chart atlases." In 1795 he was made Hydrographer to the Admiralty, with the task of rationalizing their growing collection of charts and plans, a position created especially for him, whilst retaining his post at the HEIC.

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

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

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        COMMENTARIES ON THE LAWS OF ENGLAND. IN FOUR BOOKS (Seventh Printing) (4 Volumes; Complete Set)

      Clarendon Press, 1775. Seventh Edition. Full Leather. Very Good binding. Volumes 2 and 3 are in full contemporary calf with morocco title labels; Volumes 1 and 4 are in much later legal calf, with typical black leather number labels and maroon title labels. Very Good binding.

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        A Chart of the Gulf of St. Laurence, composed from a great number of actual surveys and other materials, regulated and connected by astronomical observations

      London: "Printed & sold by Robt. Sayer & Jno. Bennett", 25 March 1775. Engraved map. Table of astronomical observations. 29 x 21 5/8 inches. Rare first state of Sayer and Bennett's chart of the Gulf of St. Laurence, based on the surveys by James Cook and Michael Lane. At the conclusion of the French and Indian War, the British needed accurate charts of the territories that had been awarded to them in the Treaty of Paris. The areas that were of particular interest to the Admiralty included Labrador and Newfoundland. "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, in Tooley's The Mapping of America 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". "The charting of Newfoundland and southern Labrador by Cook... and by his successor Michael Lane ... was unequalled, for thoroughness and method, by any previous hydrographic work by Englishmen [and also allowed Cook to master the art of practical surveying and navigation, in a way that brought him to the attention of the Admiralty and Royal Society at a crucial moment. More immediately.] 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'" (Tooley & Skelton op. cit.). 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. His work was interrupted by what was to prove to be the first of his three great voyages to the Pacific, and the work on Newfoundland and southern Labrador was finished by Michael Lane between 1768 and 1773. Thomas Jefferys used the charts by Cook and others to form the "Collection of Charts of 1769-70, a prototype ... for the celebrated North-American Pilot which was to be published in five English editions from 1775 to 1806" (Tooley & Skelton op,cit.). Unlike many of the other charts in the North American Pilot which appeared in other forms in earlier publications, the present chart first appeared in the 1775 edition of that great atlas. As the title suggests, Sayer and Bennett drafted this map by compiling information from other sources, with the charting of southern Labrador and the western and southern coasts of Newfoundland entirely based on the surveys by Cook and Lane. The map would be republished in successive issues of the North American Pilot (with changes to the imprint) as well as copies of The American Atlas (with "Pl. No." added to the upper right corner in advance of "XI"). Kershaw, Early Printed Maps of Canada II:597; Phillips, A List of Maps of America, p. 1209; Skelton & Tooley, The Marine Surveys of James Cook in North America 13.XI

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        Causes célebres, curieuses et intéressantes, de toutes les cours souveraines du royaume, avec les jugemens qui les ont décidées. Tome 1-24 (Cause 1 - 63)

      Paris, n.publ., 1775. 24 tomes bound in 12 vols. Small 8vo (17x10 cm) Contemporary marbled calf, spines gilt, with title-labels (a few hinges partly broken, labels rubbed, some labels gone, gilt lettering faded; corners sl. bumbed), marbled endpapers. Convent-stamps verso titles and numbers on recto titles, but good interior condition. Exterior condition acceptable: see PICTURE. Text in French

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        A New Map of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island with the Adjacent Parts of New England and Canada

      London: Printed & Sold by R. Sayer & J. Bennett, 15 June 1775. Engraved map. 21 3/4 x 29 3/4 inches). A seminal English map of Maine, Nova Scotia and the Gulf of St. Laurence published on the eve of the American Revolution. Originally published by Thomas Jefferys in 1755, at the beginning of the French and Indian War, this map "proved to be an important document in evaluating respective French and English claims to this part of North America" (Ristow). England gained sole possession of the region by the Treaty of Paris which ended the war 1763. Jefferys, the leading British mapmaker of the mid-eighteenth century, became geographer to the Prince of Wales in 1746 and geographer to the King in 1760. He published a remarkable number of maps and charts, many of the North American continent. "The genius behind Jefferys in his shop was a brilliant man who at this time went by the alias of John Green. In addition to his extensive cartographic abilities, Green's personal history also stands out from amongst the biographies of other 18th-century British map makers. John Green was born Braddock Mead in Ireland before 1688, married in Dublin in 1715 and around 1717 moved to London. He was imprisoned in 1728 for trying to defraud an Irish heiress. He also worked with Chambers on his Universal Dictionary. After he got out of gaol, he took the name of Green, and subsequently worked for Cave, Astley, and Jefferys. Mead 'had a number of marked characteristics as a cartographer ... One was his ability to collect, to analyze the value of, and to use a wide variety of sources; these he acknowledged scrupulously on the maps he designed and even more fully in accompanying remarks. Another outstanding characteristic was his intelligent compilation and careful evaluation of reports on latitudes and longitudes used in the construction of his maps, which he also entered in tables on the face of the maps ... Mead's contributions to cartography stand out ... At a time when the quality and the ethics of map production were at a low ebb in England, he vigorously urged and practiced the highest standards; in the making of maps and navigational charts he was in advance of his time. For this he deserves due credit." (Cumming). Jefferys published three states of this map in 1755 (see Kershaw); in 1775, on the eve of the American Revolution and with renewed interest in maps of America due to the conflict, Sayer and Bennett re-issued the map in the "American Atlas". Crone, "John Green. Notes on a neglected Eighteenth Century Geographer and Cartographer," Imago Mundi, VI (1950) p. 89-91; Crone, "Further Notes on Braddock Mead, alias John Green..." Imago Mundi, VIII (1951) p. 69; Stevens & Tree, "Comparative Cartography" 66c, in Tooley, The Mapping of America; Kershaw, Early Printed Maps of Canada 745; McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps 775.8; Sellers & Van Ee, Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies 309

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        A SERMON ON THE PRESENT SITUATION OF AMERICAN AFFAIRS. PREACHED IN CHRIST-CHURCH, JUNE 23, 1775. AT THE REQUEST OF THE OFFICERS OF THE THIRD BATTALION OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, AND DISTRICT OF SOUTHWARK

      Philadelphia: James Humphreys, Jr., 1775.. [4],iv,32pp. Modern paper covered boards, printed paper label. Early ownership signature on titlepage. Light, even tanning, some light foxing. Overall, very good. In a half morocco and cloth folding case, spine gilt. An important sermon, delivered shortly after the Battle of Bunker Hill. Its author, William Smith (1727-1803), was an Anglican clergyman, teacher, and first provost of the College, Academy, and Charitable School of Philadelphia. Although Smith opposed the Stamp Act and argued strongly for full rights and representation of the American colonies, he did not favor independence - a position that placed him, at the outset of the Revolution, in "an embarrassing predicament" (DAB). The present sermon, preached before Congress at Christ Church, Philadelphia, June 28, 1775, "...created a great sensation. It went through many editions and was translated into several foreign languages. It opposed British measures and awakened patriotism, but in its preface Smith professed himself as 'ardently panting for a return of those Halcyon-days of harmony' and as 'animated with purest zeal for the mutual interests of Great-Britain and the Colonies'" (DAB). AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE lists fifteen issues and editions of this text for 1775; of these, 196a and 196b (the present issue) are first, with Adams noting that no attempt has been made to determine priority between the two issues. NAIP w029211. EVANS 14459. BRISTOL B4116. HILDEBURN 3288. HOWES S697. SABIN 84651. AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE 196b. DAB XVII, pp.353-57.

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        Le Médecin de Soi-Même, ou méthode simple et aisée pour Guérir les Maladies Vénériennes. Avec la recette d'un Chocolat Aphrodisiaque, aussi utile qu'agréable. Nouvelle édition, Augmentée des analyses raisonnées & instructive de tours les Ouvrages qui ont paru sur le mal vénérien depuis 1740 jusqu'à présent, pour servir de suivre à la Bibliographie de M. Astruc; Et de la traduction Française de la Dissertation de M.(Michel-Fréderique) BOEHM

      Paris,: Michel Lambert,, 1775.. 2 volumes: xix, [i], 640; [iv], 641-1070, [ii] pp. 8vo (13 x 20 cm.). Bound in contemporary polished calf, spine with raised band and gilt decorated, gilt lettered and numbered on green Morocco labels; red edges (an attractive binding with some minor rubbing and wear). A rare work, being a mixture of quackery and scientific medical bibliography. The first part here in 2nd corrected & enlarged edition was originally published in 1773 as "Methode familière pour guérir les Maladies Vénériennes", and was nothing more than an attempt to promote the use of author's nostrum "chocolat aphrodisiaque & anti-syphilique". The remainder of the text are in First edition. At pp. 55-63 a "life of Astruc". On pp. 759-821 we find the translation of Boehm's "Dissertation sur les differentes méthodes qui ont été employées pour guirir le Mal Vénérien" (no record found of the original Latin edition). The bulk of the book (960 pages) is a most valuable anotated supplement ot the Bibliography of Astruc from 1740(see G-M 5195). Detailed and remarkably correct, with information about many obscure and rare publications. The work is concluded by an index on authors, a chronological table and a table of subjects. No copy in the Bibliotèque Nationale.-- (Wormhole in the outher margin throughout the vol

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        Reliques of Ancient English Poetry: Consisting of Old Heroic Ballads, Songs, and Other Pieces of Our Earlier Poets, (Chiefly of the Lyric Kind. ) Together with Some Few of Later Date - [Complete in 3 Volumes]

      London, J. Dodsley, 1775. 3rd Edition. Title vignettes. Subjects: Ballads, English--England--Texts--Early works to 1800. English poetry--Early modern, 1500-1700. Engraved frontis to volume 1. The first edition appeared in 1765. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt cross-bands and titling. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Reliques of Ancient English Poetry WITH Old Ballads Historical and Narrative

      London: J. Dodsley, 1775. Percy's "Reliques" - Three volumes and "Old Ballads", printed by T. Evans, 1777 - Two volumes. Volume One - lxxviii, [4], 376pp, [2]; Volume Two - [4], iii, [1], 404pp, [1]; Volume Three - [4], xxxix, 359pp, [1]; Volume Four - 8, 334pp, [1] and Volume Five - [8], 308pp. Uniform full morocco, smooth backs divided into six panels by single gilt rules, gilt titles and volume numbers to spines. Spines slightly faded, slightly rubbed to spine ends, minor rubbing to extremities, corners bumped. Internally occasional very light spotting, small piece missing from foot of frontispiece in volume one, rear endpaper creased and torn in the same volume, some light off-setting from vignettes, but generally bright and clean. With half-titles and attractive engraved head and tail pieces. "Percy, Thomas (1729-1811), writer and Church of Ireland bishop of Dromore ... Percy's most important and influential work, the three-volume anthology of which the full title is Reliques of ancient English poetry: consisting of old heroic ballads, songs, and other pieces of our earlier poets. (Chiefly of the lyric kind) ... Percy excluded bawdy, as well as almost all politics and protest ... Within five months 1100 sets of the three elegant volumes (out of 1500 printed) had sold, at half a guinea a time. Percy's editorial policy seemed to be vindicated, with some of the most doctored ballads securing the highest approval ... Percy did at least take ballads seriously, annotating them with great care. He treated them as literary phenomena, largely ignoring their music and their links with oral tradition, but a scholar in the late twentieth century made this assessment: 'Percy's work was brilliant and blundering, inspiring both the interest and standards which were later to condemn it. It was, however, a noble experiment and one as remarkable for its failures as for its triumphs'" (Oxford DNB). Reprint. Full Morocco. Good+. 12mo.

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        AN ESSAY ON THE ORIGINAL GENIUS AND WRITING OF HOMER: with A Comparative View of the Ancient and Present State of the Troade

      London, printed by H. Hughs for T. Payne, and P. Elmsley, 1775.. FIRST EDITION THUS, 1775 (the Essay was previously printed on its own in 1769). 4to, approximately 290 x 230 mm, 12 x 9½ inches, engraved frontispiece portrait of Homer, title page engraving by Bartolozzi, folding engraved map, 3 engraved plates of which 1 folding after Pars and Borra, tailpiece engraving by Bartolozzi on last page, pages xv, 342, including half-title, divisional title page to "A Comparative View", bound in 19th century half calf, gilt lettered label between raised bands, extra gilt spine, marbled boards, all edges speckled red, pale brown endpapers. Binding slightly rubbed, hinges rubbed, pale stain to top and bottom margins of frontispiece, other margins lightly age browned, 1 page has a closed tear to margin, just running into text, professionally repaired, 1 top margin has small paper fault neatly repaired and 1 outer margin has tiny nick, very pale offset from plates to text, pale stain to the back of 1 plate but not visible on the image, occasional pale fox spot mostly to prelims, otherwise a very good clean crisp wide margin copy. Bookplate of C. W. H. Sotheby on first pastedown. The title page and the tailpiece engravings are by Francesco Bartolozzi, the famous Italian engraver who resided in London for 40 years. This is the first edition of the "Comparative View" which was editied by Jacob Bryant. William Pars is known for his association with Richard Chandler whilst Borra accompanied Wood to Palmyra. This is one of the most interesting 18th century works on the Homeric world, the geography of which Wood explains in a newly practical way based on his own knowledge of Asia Minor. Moreover he asks for the first time, whether writing was known in Homer's day and emphasises instead the importance of oral tradition. Robert Wood (1717 - 1771) had established his reputation as a classical scholar with his work on ancient ruins. In 1750-1753 Wood and his friends James Dawkins and John Bouverie travelled to Syria were they had the Italian architect Giovanni Battista Borra measure and draw the ancient ruins of Palmyra and Baalbek. The results were published in 1753 and 1757 in both English and French editions and were among the first systematic publications of ancient buildings. Both works were of great influence on neoclassical architecture in Britain and on the continent. See Blackmer II, page 495, reference 1111. (Blackmer 1836). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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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 of an inch) missing at head of Volume 1, 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 cardboard, 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 a scarce work in 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 Abbé 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 Abbé 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-Côme. 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.

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        A Map of South America Containing Tierra-Firma, Guayana, New Granada, Amazonia, Brasil, Peru, Paraguay, Chaco, Tucuman, Chili and Patagonia

      London: Sayer, Robert, 1775. paperback. very good. Map, in two sheets. Copper plate engraving with original outline hand color. Each panel measures 19.75" x 46.5". Fantastic engraving of the South American continent with geographical and historical details. Includes a table of cultural information of each country and an inset of the Falkland Islands. Stunning cartouche with flora and fauna. Some offsetting from cartouche.

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        TRAVELS THROUGH PORTUGAL AND SPAIN, IN 1772 & 1773

      London, Printed for the Author, and sold by G. Robinson, T. Becket, and J. Robson, 1775.. FIRST EDITION 1775. 4to, approximately 290 x 235 mm, 11½ x 9¼ inches, folding engraved map of Spain and Portugal as frontispiece, 6 engraved plates, 2 folding plus an engraved tailpiece representing the arms of Spain, pages: half-title, title page, iii pages of Preface, list of plates, 1-465 plus 6 pages of index, Errata on last page of index, bound in full panelled speckled calf, gilt decorated borders to covers, nicely rebacked with raised bands, gilt rules and gilt lettering, marbled endpapers. Board corners very slightly worn, armorial bookplate to first pastedown, name on it erased, half-title slightly creased (due to folding map), small blind library stamp to margin of 3 preliminary leaves and map, 1 on a middle page and 1 on the final page of index, slight foxing to margins of map, the plates have a little light foxing to margins and blank sides, a few top margins have some shallow strips of pale browning, small closed tear neatly repaired at top edge of 2 pages, another to the lower edge of 1 folding plate and 1 text page, also neatly repaired, pale age-browning to a few leaves particularly towards the end of the Appendix. A very good clean tight copy. The plates depict: views of Moorish castles; the aqueduct of Segovia; Our Lady of the Fish from the Escorial; musical notation for the Fandango; a view of the Alhambra; and a bull-fight at Cadiz. See Cox, The Literature of Travel, Volume 1 . MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        The Seat of War in New England by an American volunteer, with the marches of the several corps sent by the colonies towards Boston with the attack on Bunkers Hill

      London: printed for R. Sayer & J. Bennett, 2 September 1775. Copper- engraved map, with original colour. Two insets along the right side titled "Plan of Boston Harbour from an Actual Survey" and "Plan of the Town of Boston with the Attack on Bunker's Hill in the Peninsula of Charlestown". 22 x 27 3/4 inches. A rare and dramatic Revolutionary war map of New England, showing George Washington's troops marching on British- occupied Boston, with a large inset plan of the Battle of Bunker Hill showing Charlestown in flames: among the earliest pictorial representations of the Battle of Bunker Hill. Published by Sayer & Bennett shortly after news of the Battle of Bunker Hill reached London, the map celebrates the British victory in the battle, but gives a portent of the impending siege of Boston and the eventual Battle of Dorchester Heights. The general map of New England provides a backdrop for illustrations of American troops, most notably including the "march of Washington" in western Massachusetts, but also showing militia marching from New Hampshire, Connecticut and Rhode Island, all converging on Boston. Two smaller insets along the right side of the map, each printed from a separate plate, depict a general plan of Boston Harbour and a plan of Boston and Charlestown showing the Battle of Bunker Hill. This latter inset is quite dramatic and of great significance. Charlestown is shown under attack by British forces, with the town in flames as British warships bombard it from the water, and a British battery fires across the Charles River from Cornhill in Boston; the locations of the British and American forces on Breed's Hill are shown, as the two armies face each other in battle. In Boston, a large encampment of British regulars is shown on Boston commons, surrounding the Liberty tree. The inset would later be re-engraved and used in Newcastle and Boston editions of Murray's Impartial History of the War. It is believed that the inset is a graphic representation of information on the battle derived from a 25 June 1775 letter written by General Burgoyne to Lord Stanley: "...Howe's corps ascending the hill in the face of entrenchments, and in a very disadvantageous ground, was much engaged; and to the left the enemy pouring in fresh troops by the thousands, over the land; and in the arm of the sea our ships and floating batteries cannonading them: strai[gh]t before us a large and noble town in one great blaze; the church steeples, being of timber, were great pyramids of fire above the rest ... the whole a picture and a complication of horror and importance beyond any thing that ever came to my lot to be witness to..." Sayer and Bennett would publish this letter as a broadside on 27 November 1775, nearly two months after this inset, illustrating it with a different plan of the battle. The earliest cartographic representation of the Battle of Bunker Hill is a 1 August 1775 plan published by Jefferys and Faden titled "A Sketch of the Action between British Forces and the American Provincials on the Heights of the Peninsula of Charlestown." That map, however, purely shows military movements. The inset to the present map is the second printed plan of the battle and considered to be the first pictorial representation. Guthorn, British Maps of the American Revolution, 150/6; Nebenzahl, Bibliography of Printed Battle Plans of the American Revolution, 6 & 6a; McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps, 775.1; Krieger & Cobb, Mapping Boston, p.103; Schwartz & Ehrenberg, The Mapping of America, plate 117; Stokes B-105; c.f. Ristow, Cartography of the Battle of Bunker Hill. Not in Nebenzahl's Atlas of the American Revolution (which reproduces a later version of the inset on page 55) or Phillips.

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        Jus Civile Abbreviatum Redactum: Ad Definitiones, Distinctiones

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

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        History of the American Indians; Particularly Those Nations Adjoining to the Mississippi, East and West Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolina, and Virginia

      London: Printed for Edward and Charles Dilly, 1775. 4to. (10 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches). Half-title. Engraved folding map. Later full brown morocco, covers with a gilt border, spine with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in gilt, top edge gilt. First edition of the "best 18th-century English source on the Southern tribes, written by one who traded forty years with them" (Howes). James Adair was a frontiersman and fur trader who lived among the Catawba, Chickasaw, and Cherokee for forty years, gathering first-hand information about the customs of these Indian tribes. He was one of the first white settlers to explore the Alleghenies, and because he lived among the Indians, his observations "of the peculiarities of the Southern Indians ... is not without great value" (Field, p. 3). As the title details, in this work he explores their "origin, language, manners, religious and civil customs, laws, form of government, punishments, conduct in war and domestic life, habits, diet, agriculture, manufactures, diseases and method of cure, and other particulars, sufficient to render it a complete Indian system, with observations on former historians, the conduct of our colony governors, superintendents, missionaries, &c." Clark I, 28; Field 11; Graff 1; Howes A38; Sabin 155; Vail 643.

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        James Adair, The History Of The American Indians… First Edition

      Printed For Edward And Charles Dilly, In The Poultry, 1775. First. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. 464 Pages (6 Pages Missing Near End Of Appendix that are supplied in facsimile). Very scarce original First Edition copy containing the original fold-out map. Original leather boards have been replaced with 18th century marbled boards. new endpapers and cloth spine (with cloth labels). Original map measures 12.8 x 9.5 inches. Sharp impression with light foxing, else very good. Best 18th century English source on the Southern tribes, written by one who trades forty years with them. Howes A38 (Binding work performed by Michelle Peppard.) Tape applied to a fold on the map. Some pages show more milder toning. A few pencil marked areas with examples of red markings in photo above scattered tthroughout on various pages. Published: London: Printed For Edward And Charles Dilly, In The Poultry, MDCCLXXV. (1775)

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