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        JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONGRESS, HELD AT PHILADELPHIA, MAY 10, 1775

      Philadelphia: Printed and sold by William and Thomas Bradford..., 1775.. [4],iv,239pp. Half title. Modern half calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Light foxing and soiling throughout, a few leaves more heavily. Very good. The journals of the second Continental Congress, covering its activities from its convening on May 10, 1775 through adjournment on Sept. 5, 1775. The activities of this summer, against the background of open conflict in Massachusetts, are among the most dramatic of the Revolutionary era. Included are reports concerning Lexington- Concord, the address to the inhabitants of Canada inviting them to join the other thirteen colonies, numerous military matters, the Declaration of the Causes and Necessity for Taking Up Arms, the Olive Branch Petition, the American negotiations with the Six Nations, and other crucial material. Essentially this volume is the very crux of the beginning of the Revolution, convening a few weeks after open warfare had begun, and recording the essential shift in attitude in the Congress from conciliation to revolution. These journals, like those of the first Congress, were printed in very limited quantities and are quite rare. HOWES J264, "aa." EVANS 14569.

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        Manuscript Letter of Francisco Bodega y Quadra Reaching Alaska at 58ºN on the North West Coast of America Dated Only 7 Days After His Return to San Blas

      1775. GAMBOA, Francisco Xavier de Letter signed and addressed to the Marques de Montealegre advising Quadra's safe return from reaching 58 degrees N [WITH] Montealgre, Marques de Draft reply to Gamboa Together: 6 pages, Folio. Mexico, 27 November 1775 Contained in a half-velum clamshell box for extra protection This letter is written by a Spanish official, Francisco Xavier de Gamboa and contains the following interesting paragraph: "One of the Naval officers named Quadra, who came to explore the Pacific, has arrived in a small bilander at 58 degrees off the coast of California, discovering 23 degrees more than had previously been explored. Various tribes were met with, some docile, other fierce; but the land having been discovered, the triumph of Christ's Cross is to be witnessed in these unknown disctricts. Missions are to be established by this Government after the style of those founded at the port of Monterrey and San Diego." News must have only just reached Mexico of the remarkable voyage of Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra as this letter is dated 7 days after Quadra's return on 20 November 1775 to San Blas, the Spanish Pacific Naval Base. The voyage was an important one and took place a full year before Cook arrived in the area. A huge amount of the North American coastline was discovered, charted for the first time, and claimed for Spain, paving the way for the Nootka dispute later on in which Quadra took a leading role. It was not until Captain Vancouver reached the Coast in 1790 that more detailed maps and charts of the coastline were made as Captain Cook's voyage in 1778 had resulted in scanty surveying and thus inadequate charts. A creole born in Lima, Quadra is one of the most significant figures in the exploration of the North West coast. The colonial navigator was assigned to the Pacific base at San Blas in what is now Mexico. Sailing on the Sonora, Quadra accompanied Bruno de Hezeta on an expedition to continue exploration of the North West coast of America, identify Russian settlements and make territorial claims for Spain where possible. However, there were several new discoveries, including that of Bucareli Sound. The Sonora left Hezeta at Point Grenville at the end of August and continued north. They landed twice on Kruzof Island, before reuniting with Hezeta at Monterey Bay in early October. He commanded a second expedition in 1779 in search of the North West Passage and was later made commandant of the base at San Blas. In 1791 he was placed in charge of negotiations over Nootka Sound and a year later met George Vancouver to resolve the dispute. Gamboa was born in Guadalajara in 1717. Having studied in Madrid, he eventually became the president of the Supreme Court in Mexico and was acknowledged as the foremost legal brain in colonial Mexico, and especially noted for his rectitude and enlightenment. In this detailed letter to the Marquis de Montealgre, he comments on the reverses sustained by the Spanish troops at Algiers and the establishment of Christian communities in unknown districts of California. The letter provides insight into the colonial ambitions of the Spanish still operating under the papal bull of 1493. King Charles III was intent on reinforcing Spanish claims to the North West of America in light of interest shown by both Russia and Britain. The Marquis de Montealgre's reply contains some interesting items of political news, including that of Galvez' appointment to the Ministry of the Indies. Howgego I, B114. . Signed.

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        A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are deduced from their Originals, and Illustrated in their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers. In two volumes

      Dublin - Thomas Ewing, 1775 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An early Dublinedition ofthis English writer and lexicographer'scelebrated dictionary. 'The Fourth Edition, Revised by the Author'. With 'A History of the Language, and an English Grammar'. Complete in two volumes. Johnson's dictionary ran through five editionsduring his lifetime. Of these, the fourth stands out for having been extensively revised by Johnson. Condition: Rebacked in calf, with the original boards, and the original spine laid down. Volume I has modern endpapers. Externally, rubbed to extremities. Front board of Volume II detached but present. Rear joint of Volume II starting. Internally, firmly bound, withage toning prominent to page edges. Intermittent foxing, with the odd inkor handling mark. Volume I has occasional marginal tidemarks, not affecting text. The upper margins of both titlepages have been previouslyexcised to remove ink inscriptions. Overall: generally GOOD but needing the front board of Volume II reattaching..

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        A SERMON ON 1ST. JOHN, V.7

      Dublin: Printed by William Kidd, for William Whitestone, 1775.. [6],[7]-31,[1]pp. Small octavo. Extracted from nonce pamphlet volume. Typographic decorative title border. Early ink name on half-title, half- title neatly detached, faint tanning and occasional minor spots, but a very good copy, printed on unusually heavy paper. First Dublin edition. A Limerick edition is tentatively dated the same year, and the first London edition followed in 1776. Wesley's prefatory "Advertisement" is dated at Cork, 8 May, 1775, and refers to requests that the sermon be rendered in print before he left that city, requests that he was unable to fulfill due to circumstance. Scarce: ESTC locates 7 copies, 3 of them in North America, and OCLC does not expand that count. ESTC T45856. BAKER 306.

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        Los Fors et Costumas de Bearn. Bearn, c1775. Manuscript in six parts

      1775. [Manuscript]. Labourt, David de. Los Fors et Costumas de Bearn. Bearn, c. 1775. Six parts with continuous pagination. [i], 1161 ff. (Pagination irregular.) Folio (11-1/2" x 8-1/2"). Contemporary vellum, faint early hand-lettered title to spine. Some wear to extremities, minor inkstains and soiling to boards, hinges cracked but secure, first leaf lightly edgeworn and detached (was attached with three pieces of cellotape). Light toning to interior, text to rectos and versos of most leaves in neat hand. * Text in French, some parts translated from Occitan. This is copy of the Seigneur of Alessy David de Labourt's commentary on the tribunals and customary laws of the droit ecrit Bearn as codified in Pau in 1551. Though never published, Labourt's commentary, written in the 1650s, was probably the standard work on the subject. Despite its importance, only four copies are known to us: ours, another copied in 1886, an unsigned eighteenth century copy of 432 ff. in a Pau public library and a copy sold at Drouot auctions, dated after 1777 with 837 pp. [A detailed summary of our manuscript is available on request.]

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        THE ADDRESS OF THE LORDS AND COMMONS TO HIS MAJESTY, ON THE PRESENT STATE OF AMERICA, &c. [caption title]

      [Philadelphia]: John Dunlap, [April 1775].. Broadside, 10 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches. Printed in two columns. Minor foxing. Very good. In a half morocco box. This broadside prints extracts from the LONDON GAZETTE of February 11, 1775, including the address from Parliament to King George III, in which Parliament finds that the province of Massachusetts Bay is in outright rebellion against the Crown and makes provision for the immediate dispatch of soldiers to the colonies to quell the rebellion. The text reads, in part: "...we find that a part of your Majesty's subjects, in the province of Massachusetts Bay, have proceeded so far to resist the authority of the Supreme Legislature, that a rebellion at this time actually exists within the said province; and we see with the utmost concern, that they have been countenanced and encouraged by unlawful combinations and engagements, entered into by your Majesty's subjects in several other colonies, to the injury and oppression of many of their innocent fellow subjects, resident within the kingdom of Great Britain, and the rest of your Majesty's domains. This conduct, on their part, appears to us the more inexcusable, when we consider with how much temper your Majesty and the two Houses of Parliament, have acted in support of the laws and constitution of Great-Britain. We can never so far desert the trust reposed in us, as to relinquish any part of the sovereign authority over all your Majesty's dominions....And the conduct of many persons in several of the colonies, during the late disturbances, is alone sufficient to convince us how necessary this power is for the protection of the lives and fortunes of all your Majesty's subjects." The address continues, stating that Parliament is always willing to address real grievances by British subjects, but cannot support the flouting of authority, and asks that the King do all in his power to "enforce due obedience to the laws and authority" of the country. Further advices in the second column of text lay out the Parliamentary events leading up to this decision, and note that generals Howe and Clinton are preparing to leave for America. Reinforcements are called for in Boston, and "Orders are given for all the ships which are destined for America and Newfoundland, to take on board their full compliment of seamen and soldiers immediately." As one of the leading printers in Philadelphia, John Dunlap produced numerous pieces both for the Continental Congress and the state of Pennsylvania, whose capital was then Philadelphia. He is one of the most prominent figures in printed material from the Revolution. He is most noted for being the printer of the first broadside printing of the Declaration of Independence. An important broadside, printing news of the beginning of the Revolutionary War. Given the time it took to cross the Atlantic, this was probably printed in April 1775. Only four copies are recorded by ESTC, at the American Antiquarian Society, New-York Historical Society, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and the Library Company of Philadelphia. NAIP adds a copy at the Library of Congress. ESTC W6492. NAIP w006492. EVANS 14075. HILDEBURN 3150.

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        Description historique et topographique de la grande route de Paris à Reims, avec le plan de cette dernière ville, orné d'allégories

      Paris: Vente and Vignon, 1775. Small folio (244 x 168 mm). Letterpress title within engraved ornamental border, 23 unnumbered double-page engravings, including dedication leaf with allegorical scene of the royal departure for Rheims, engravings [2-22] occupying the upper half of each double-page opening with letterpress descriptive text below, no. [23] a double-page engraving of the entry of Louis XVI into Rheims, large folding engraved view-plan of Rheims within floral border with four oval pictorial cartouches including medallion portraits of Clovis and Louis XVI. (Some marginal soiling, lower margin of dedication plate shaved, small loss to text of sheet 11 from old adhesion, folding plate with repaired tear at mount and a few discreetly repaired marginal fold breaks.) Bound in 1912 for Georges Montandon by Charles de Samblanx in crimson gold-tooled morocco, sides paneled with central floral cartouche surrounding a gilt fleur-de-lys, small anchor tools at corners evoking Montandon's coat-of-arms, spine gilt with faux raised bands, turn-ins gilt, gilt edges, Samblanx's gold-stamped signature on upper turn-in; slipcase. Provenance: Georges Montandon (1879-1944), Swiss anthropologist and race theorist, his engraved armorial ex-libris printed on specially inserted flyleaf preceding title. First edition. Published in honor of Louis XVI's coronation at Rheims, "dedicated and presented to the King" Coutans' little road atlas describes and illustrates with bird's-eye views every significant locality along the route from Paris to Rheims. Coutans was a Benedictine of the celebrated Abbey of St. Maur, which makes a discreet appearance in the outskirts of Soissons on plate 15. This copy belonged to the Swiss anthropologist Georges Montandon, whose ethno-racist theories evolved into a militant anti-Semitism and active Nazi collaboration, for which he was killed by members of the Resistance on August 3, 1944..

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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. 2 volumes, folio. (17 7/8 x 11 inches). Engraved oval title vignette to vol.I, 435 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 in vol. 1, general index to fascicules 1-3 in vol. 1 and part indices to fascicules 4-6 in vol. 2. Plates in vol. 1 with period manuscript numbering in the lower left corner of each plate. Contemporary full tree calf, covers with a gilt roll tool border, upper covers with central arms in gilt of Lord Willoughby de Broke, expertly rebacked to style, flat spine in seven compartments divided by gilt roll tools, red and green morocco labels in the second and fourth compartments, the others with a repeat overall decoration in gilt. Rare first edition of the first English colour-plate national flora: a large copy 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. The present copy, includes the "Catalogue of certain plants, growing wild in the environs of Settle" (here bound in the second volume). Unusually, the second volume here includes the three individual fascicule indices which were often discarded. Dunthorne 87; Great Flower Books (1990) p.88; Henrey III, 595; Hunt 650; Nissen BBI 439; Stafleu & Cowan 1286.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air [volumes I-III]. Experiments and Observations relating to Various Branches of Natural Philosophy; with a Continuation of the Observations on Air [volumes IV-VI, with, at the end of volume I] Philosophical Empiricism

      London / Birmingham: J. Johnson, 1775 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air [volumes I-III]. Experiments and Observations relating to Various Branches of Natural Philosophy; with a Continuation of the Observations on Air [volumes IV-VI, with, at the end of volume I] Philosophical Empiricism: containing Remarks on a Charge of Plagiarism respecting Dr. H--s, interspersed with Various Observations relating to Different Kinds of Air. London: J. Johnson [volumes I-IV]. Birmingham: J. Johnson [volumes V & VI], 1775-86. 8vo. (21x13cm). 6 engraved plates, 5 folding, advertisement leaves at the end of each volume (but lacking after Philosophical Empiricism), half-title in volume I, with the final blank in volumes IV-VI. Contemporary calf, expertly rebacked. Provenance: Sotheby's, Important Medical Books from the Royal Medical Society of Edinburgh, Sale Oct. 27, 1969. ---- Cole 1082. I. cf.Dibner 40; cf.Garrison-Morton 920; Gedeon pp.124-25; Horblit 85; cf.PMM 217. - Second edition of volumes I & II and FIRST EDITION of the remainder of Priestley's greatest work in which he identified and isolated oxygen. 'During this period - in addition to his discovery of oxygen - Priestley described the isolation and identification of ammonia, sulfur dioxide, nitrous oxide and nitrogen dioxide, and silicon terafluoride. He discussed the properties of mineral acids; further extended the knowledge of photosynthesis; defined the role of blood in respiration: and noted, unknowingly, the differential diffusion of gases through porous containers' (DSB). FIRST EDITION of the Philosophical Empiricism. 'Priestley had been accused of plagiarising Bryan Higgins's experiments on air and wrote this pamphlet in reply to Dr. Brocklesby and Dr. Higgins, In this work Priestley, who had attended some of the lectures given by Higgins, throws some light on the course, gives informations concerning the treatment of air in Higgins's Syllabus and on the personality of Higgins'. 1775-1786.

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        EXPERIMENTS AND OBSERVATIONS ON DIFFERENT KINDS OF AIR. Plus PHILOSOPHICAL EMPIRICISM: containing remarks on a charge of plagiarism respecting Dr. H--s; interspersed with various observations relating to different kinds of air

      London, J. Johnson, 1775.. 2 works by Priestley bound in 1 volume: 1. the SECOND EDITION of Experiments and Observations, Volume I only of 3; and the FIRST EDITION of Philosophical Empiricism, both published in 1775. 8vo, approximately 210 x 125 mm, 8½ x 5 inches, 2 folding plates in part 1 as required, pages part 1: (2) - half-title, xxiii - title and preface, (8), - Advertisement and Contents table, 324, plus 1 page of errata and 3 pages of Priestley's works; part 2: (4), 86, plus 1 page of errata, verso blank, and 4 pages of Priestley's works, bound in modern quarter calf over marbled sides, raised bands to spine, gilt lettered morocco label, new endpapers. Ink name on original front endpaper, Experiments and Observations: faint offsetting on frontispiece and title page, small light brown stain on 4 pages, no loss of legibility, faint damp stain to upper margin of a few pages, otherwise contents clean; Philosophical Empiricism: light brown damp stain to upper third and fore-edge margin of first 19 leaves, occasionally recurring faintly, a little more pronounced on last 6 leaves, all text perfectly legible, title page also lightly offset from final plate in part 1. Philosophical Empiricism is a scarce work usually found separately. However in Crook's Bibliography of Priestley it was also bound at the end of the second edition of Volume I of Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air; although he doesn't mention it, it is obvious from the pagination. The work was the author's defence against a charge that he plagiarized Dr. Bryan Higgins' experiments. It includes the correspondence with his accusers, Dr. Higgins and Dr. Richard Brocklesby, between Nov. 30 and Dec. 9, 1775. Volume I of Priestley's famous Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air contains experiments on inflammable air conducted prior to 1772, and those on alkaline, nitrous and acid air conducted between 1773 and 1774. The Appendix includes a letter from Benjamin Franklin. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        A Map of the most Inhabited part of Virginia containing the whole Province of Maryland with part of Pennsilvania, New Jersey and North Carolina

      London: Printed for Robt. Sayer and Thomas Jefferys, 1775. Copper- engraving with period outline hand colouring. Printed on four folio sheets, joined into two, and measuring 30 ¾ x 48 ¾ inches if joined. A landmark in the mapping of Virginia and Maryland. This is the most important eighteenth century map of Virginia. It was the first to accurately depict the Blue Ridge, and to lay down the colonial road system of Virginia. A great number of plantations are located and identified by family name. The attractive cartouche depicts appropriately a tobacco warehouse and wharf and is one of the earliest images of the Virginia tobacco trade. The map was commissioned by the English Lords of Trade, who in 1750 required each colony to conduct a comprehensive survey. Joshua Fry, a mathematician at the College of William and Mary, and Peter Jefferson, a surveyor and the father of Thomas Jefferson, who together had drawn the boundaries of Lord Fairfax's lands in 1746 and surveyed the Virginia-North Carolina boundary in 1749, were appointed to execute the commission. Completed in 1751, the map was a masterful synthesis of original surveys and existing data. A major revision in 1755 incorporated important information about the western part of the colony from the journals of John Dalrymple and other sources. It is the 1755 edition that forms the basis for the subsequent editions. While all English editions of the map are now rare, the first two referred to above are extremely so. Eight separate states of the Fry-Jefferson map have been identified. The four early states culminate in the issue of 1755, by which time all of the important geographical revisions were incorporated. In the four states subsequent to 1755, geographic detail was unchanged, but bibliographic detail (e.g. publisher's imprint) varied. The first four states are so rare as to be virtually unobtainable. The present example is state 6, as identified by Coolie Verner, which differs from state 5 only by the date printed in the title (1775 instead of 1751), and from state 7, by a change in imprint (state 7 omits Jefferys' address, which is included in state 6). Degrees of Latitude, 30; Stephenson & McKee Virginia in Maps, Map II- 21A-D, p. 83; Cumming 281; Coolie Verner, "The Fry and Jefferson Map", Imago Mundi XXI, pp. 70-94; cf. On the Map, Figure 42; Papenfuse & Coale, pp. 34-36.

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        Faucon coleur de marron avec un grand bec aquilin [Chestnut-coloured Falcon with long beak] [Pl. 28]

      [Rome: Bouchard & Gravier, 1775]. Etching with engraving, coloured by hand. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling. 14 5/8 x 12 inches. 20 5/8 x 15 inches. A beautiful, exuberant image from one of the rarest colour-plate bird books 'Recueil de cent-trente-trois Oiseaux des plus belle especes'. Maddalena Bouchard may be considered by some as a primitive among bird artists; however, while her birds are not true to nature in the conventional sense, they have more exuberance and charm than almost any other ornithological art with the possible exception of Manetti's Ornithologia (1765-76). Bouchard was also responsible for plates in Bonelli's Hortus Romanus (Rome 1772-93), which was also published by Bouchard and Gravier. Cf. Anker 53; cf. Nissen IVB 124; cf. Fine Birds Books (1990), p. 79; cf. Ripley and Scriber p. 37

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        The Constitution of England;

      London: printed by T. Spilsbury, and sold by G. Kearsley,, 1775. or, An Account of the English Government; in which it is Compared, both with the Republican Form of Government, and the Other Monarchies in Europe. Small quarto (210 × 125 mm). Contemporary full tree calf, spine gilt in compartments with a red morocco title label and elaborate floral gilt tooling. Covers rubbed and scratched, front hinge breached but holding fine, bottom corner of front board weakened with loss to pastedown, occasional ink marks to leaves. Still a good sound copy. First English edition of Swiss-English political theorist Jean-Louis de Lolme's favourable assessment of the liberties latent in the British constitution. The book "was widely praised as a superior account of the British constitution, comparable with the eleventh book of Montesquieu's L'esprit des lois and William Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England" (ODNB). It was originally written in French and published the Netherlands in 1771. This copy, in a contemporary tree-calf binding, has the contemporary ownership inscription dated 1780 of a young Sir Erasmus Dixon Borrowes (1759-1814), 6th baronet Borrowes of Kildaire, Ireland.

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        Discours Dur L'Origine et les Fondemens de L'Inegalite' Parmi les Hommes (Discourse on the Origin and Foundations of Inequality among Men)

      Amsterdam: Marc Michel Rey, 1775. At least a very early printing of this important masterpiece; matches most of the conditions for a true first, but there is no frontispiece; it may have been removed in rebinding. Has three cancelled pages; misspelled author's name ("Jaques" appears on the title page and at the end of the dedication); vignettes on title and dedication pages; hand-correction on p. 11 (accent on conforme); ends with Errata/Avis page, and there is no engraving at p. 258. Page L5 is mismarked 'K5'; but page lxv is numbered correctly. The cancels and the hand-corrected accent lead me to believe that this is not one of the 'counterfeit', or pirated facsimile editions. G+ in a very old full-leather binding which may be contemporary, . Has 18th-cent. marbled eps, aeg, dentilles, triple gilt rule on boards, raised bands on spine. Has original blue silk ribbon, very fragile. Gilt sunflowers in panels on spine; title label has just the letters that would fit, so it reads "Discour/de/Roussea". Boards rubbed; lower rear corner of spine chipped or eaten away; corners very worn, and edges somewhat; external hinges beginning to split; gilt is dulled; old owner's name on title page; minimal foxing, at its worst on the errata page; pages a little stiff from rippling but very clean. LXX + (2) +262 + (2) pp. total.. Hard Cover.

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        Journal of the Resolution's Voyage, In 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775

      London,: F. Newbery,, 1775.. Octavo, folding frontispiece map and five plates, leaf D2 is a cancel as usual; a very good copy in modern polished light tan calf. First edition, the earliest account of any Antarctic exploration. This is the first full account of Cook's second voyage to have been published, a surreptitious narrative that preceded the official account by at least eighteen months.Although published anonymously, this is known to have been the work of John Marra, a Cook regular who was also to be an Australian First Fleeter. As early as September 1775 Cook was aware of the authorship: he had asked the gunner Anderson whether he had written the journal, and Anderson had convinced Marra to come forward. Amazingly, Johann Forster, the controversial naturalist of the second voyage, assisted in getting the book ready for the press (see Kroepelien, 809).The second voyage marked the first crossing of the Antarctic Circle, and Marra's book thus contains 'the first... firsthand account of the Antarctic regions...' (Rosove, Antarctica, 1772-1922). The engravings include the earliest Antarctic landscape, thirty-eight pages of text deal with the Antarctic visit, and the main map shows the passage of Cook's two ships to the high southern latitudes.Although Marra was aboard the Resolution, he also gives an account of the voyage of the Adventure during the period when the two ships were separated, including mention of the time the Adventure spent on the Tasmanian coast. 'A rare work... it contains details of many events not recorded in the official account, and a preface recording the causes which led Banks and his staff to withdraw from the expedition at the last moment. Accordingly it is a vital second voyage item...' (Davidson).Marra (sometimes Mara) was an Irish sailor who had first sailed with Cook on the last leg of the Endeavour voyage, joining the crew in Batavia. He twice attempted to jump ship during the second voyage, the second time swimming desperately for shore as the Resolution left Tahiti. This latter unsuccessful attempt at desertion was only lightly punished by Cook, who mused in his journal that any man without 'friends or connections to confine him to any part of the world' could not 'spend his days better than at one of those isles where he can injoy all the necessaries and some of the luxuries of life in ease and Plenty.' (Beaglehole, Journals, II, p. 404). Although Marra protested that he foresaw no career for himself in the Navy, he would go on to be a gunner's mate on HMS Sirius, flagship of the First Fleet. He does not appear to have mended his ways, and is reported as having been 'lost in the bush for three days on the north shore of Port Jackson in November 1789...' (Keith Vincent Smith, Tupaia's Sketchbook, http://www.bl.uk/collections/eblj/2005/pdfarticles/article10.pdf).Beaglehole, II, pp. cliii-clv; Beddie, 1270; Davidson, 'A Book Collector's Notes', p. 60; Hill, 1087; Holmes, 16; Kroepelien, 809; O'Reilly-Reitman, 379; Rosove, 214.A1.a; Spence, 758.

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        FLORA LONDINENSIS; OR, PLATES AND DESCRIPTIONS OF SUCH PLANTS AS GROW WILD IN THE ENVIRONS OF LONDON; [with] HOOKER, WILLIAM JACKSON. FLORA LONDINENSIS; CONTAINING A HISTORY OF THE PLANTS INDIGENOUS TO GREAT BRITAIN

      London: Printed for and Sold by the Author, at his Botanic-Garden; and B. White and Son, 1775. FIRST EDITIONS. Hardcover. Fine--and Excessively Rare--Copy of the "Flora" First Editions as Published over a 53-Year Span. 489 x 298 mm (19 1/4 x 11 3/4"). Lacking only the dedication to the Earl of Bute and list of subscribers in volume I; collation occasionally differing from index, as usual, but everything otherwise present. Nine volumes. FIRST EDITIONS. Beautifully rebound by Courtland Benson in replica marbled half calf with green spot marbledpaper sides, spines gilt in 7 panels with floral center tool and decorative pallets, red title label and green volume label, convincing new laid paper endpapers. With two engraved black and white title vignettes and A TOTAL OF 639 FINELY EXECUTED, ALWAYS PLEASING, AND NOT INFREQUENTLY MEMORABLE HAND-COLORED BOTANICAL ENGRAVINGS ON 636 PLATES (as called for): volumes I-VI with 435 engravings on 432 plates, and volumes VII-IX with 204 plates. Original tissue guards in first six volumes. Front pastedown of volumes I-VI with armorial bookplate of W. T. Salvin of Croxdale (see below). Dunthorne 87; Johnston 532; Henrey 595; Hunt 650; Nissen BBI 439, 440; Pritzel 2004, 2005; Sitwell, pp. 88-89; Stafleu and Cowan 1286. The original 18th century boards somewhat faded, abraded, and soiled, but the recently restored bindings entirely sound and extremely attractive on the shelf. One lower corner torn off a text leaf (well away from the letterpress), two index leaves expertly reinforced at fore edge to repair tears, occasional (three dozen?) text leaves with overall yellowing or else faintly foxed, about 60 of the tissue guards with some degree of foxing (indicating they have done their job), and perhaps 50 of the plates that contain dark, broad plant elements faintly offset through the tissue guards onto a facing page, the engravings printed on slightly varying shades of paper, with perhaps a dozen plates beyond cream-color to yellowish (but never browned, and only three or four with even minor foxing), other trivial imperfections, but AN EXTREMELY ATTRACTIVE COPY--WITH THE FINAL THREE VOLUMES ALMOST PRISTINE--THE PLATES CONSISTENTLY CLEAN AND FRESH, RICHLY COLORED, AND VIRTUALLY UNAFFECTED BY THE FOXING THAT NORMALLY AFFLICTS THIS WORK. Although various parts and editions of the "Flora Londinensis" appear regularly in the marketplace, the present item is an exceedingly rare copy of this celebrated botanical work in that it is comprised of the first editions of both William Curtis' original issues, published in 72 numbers appearing between 1775 and 1798, and Sir William Jackson Hooker's continuation of the work, published between 1817 and 1828. Since at least 1975, there seems not to be a single auction record in ABPC for such a combined complete set of "Flora" volumes issued over the 53-year span of our copy's publication. William Curtis (1746-99) is one of the great names in natural history, and his "Flora Londinensis" (as well as his famous "Botanical Magazine") is a landmark in English botany. A pharmacist, botanist, and entomologist, Curtis set up a botanic garden of British plants at Bermondsey in 1771 and two years later was appointed demonstrator of plants at the Chelsea Physic Garden, a post he held until 1777. Although the stated purpose of the "Flora Londinensis" is to depict the plants growing within a 10-mile radius of London, the work is much more comprehensive in scope than its title suggests, for it embraces most of the English flora. As a result, it should be properly regarded as the first color-plate national flora. It is an impressive work with handsome engraved illustrations and wonderfully rich coloring. In it, "Curtis adopted the novel plan of having specimens drawn to a uniform scale and to life size, and most of the plates display a high degree of accuracy. In the opinion of [Sir J. E.] Salisbury, the majority of the figures 'represent the most successful portrayals of British wild flowers that have ever been achieved.'" (Henrey II, 67). Described by the Hunt catalogue as the "splendid, complicated, basic, English flora," the work contains some of James Sowerby's first botanical illustrations as well as the work of William Kilburn, Sydenham Edwards, Francis Sansom, and perhaps others (none of the plates is signed). Unfortunately, the "Flora Londinensis" was not a financial success and consequently was cut short for lack of subscriptions: according to Miss Henrey's account, no more than 300 of any single number are believed to have been printed. (Johnston, The Cleveland Botanical Collections, p. 495) The work was nevertheless appreciated by Curtis' fellow naturalists. John Lightfoot, for example, wrote to Curtis in 1781: "I am charmed with every number of your excellent Flora." Another admirer was William Jackson Hooker (1785-1865), a professor of botany at Glasgow University, who also served as editor of Curtis' "Botanical Magazine." Beginning in 1817, he issued an enlarged, extended edition that included both Curtis' original work, and three additional volumes of new plates with descriptions he wrote. The new addition is in every way a worthy successor to Curtis' original, with beautifully detailed plates sumptuously colored. The charm of these works, as well as their beauty and accuracy, remains undiminished for us today in these remarkably well-preserved plates. The first six volumes of our set at one time graced the library at Croxdale Hall, the stately home that has been in the Salvin family since 1402.

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM BENJAMIN FRANKLIN TO SIR ALEXANDER DICK CONCERNING HIS DEPARTURE, AND A LETTER OF INTRODUCTION FOR BENJAMIN DUFFIELD]

      London. March 13, 1775.. 2pp. plus integral address leaf. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet. Old fold lines. Some slight separation at folds. Address leaf with some wear and loss from wax seal. Very good. An interesting letter written by Benjamin Franklin to Sir Alexander Dick in Edinburgh, taking his leave from England on the verge of the American Revolution, and recommending the son of his friend, Benjamin Duffield. Franklin writes: "John Dalrymple the other day inform'd me that you and your dear family were lately well, which to hear gave me great pleasure. Being on the point of embarking for America, I would not leave Britain without taking leave of a friend I have so much reason to esteem and love. I pray God to bless you and yours with every kind of felicity. If at any time I can on the other side of the water render acceptable service to you or any friend of yours, it will be a pleasure to me to receive your commands. May I take the liberty of recommending to your countenance and protection an ingenious young man, son of a friend of mine at Philadelphia, now studying physic at Edinburg. Your kind advice may be of great use to him, and I am persuaded he will always retain a grateful sense of any favourable notice you may think fit to take of him. His name is Duffield, and he will have the honor of presenting this to your hands. With Sincere Affection & Attachment I am ever, Dear Sir, Your obliged & most obedient humbl. Servant B. Franklin." Franklin has appended a P.S. "Our Friend Sir J. Pringle was well last evening." In 1773, Benjamin Franklin was serving as an agent for the Pennsylvania Colony in London when he came into possession of letters that further strained the increasingly tenuous relationship between England and her American colonies. Written by Thomas Hutchinson, the English-appointed governor of Massachusetts, these letters called for reductions in liberties allowed to English citizens residing in America. Franklin promptly forwarded these letters to America, where they were published, resulting in a public outcry. Called before the English Foreign Ministry in January 1774, Franklin was severely berated for this act and dismissed as deputy postmaster general for North America. In spite of this affront, Franklin continued to strive for reconciliation between the English colonists and their mother country. Hoping to avert the passage of the Boston Port Bill, he went so far as to personally guarantee payment for the tea dumped during the Boston Tea Party. Even after the bill passed and Boston's port was closed, Franklin maintained his conciliatory stance. Subsequently, he began collaborating with William Pitt, Earl of Chatham, hoping that this treaty might fare better than previous endeavors. When Chatham presented the bill in February 1775, it was vehemently attacked by the ministers and their supporters. Lord Sandwich, one of the most vocal opponents of the bill, turned his attention towards Franklin, who was present, and stated that "he fancied he had in his eye the person who drew it up, one of the bitterest and most mischievous enemies this country has ever known." This personal attack was the last straw, and Franklin emerged from that session an ardent devotee of colonial independence. He set sail for Philadelphia on March 21, a week after this letter was written, and just three weeks before the first shots were fired at Lexington and Concord, signaling the start of the Revolutionary War. Landing at Philadelphia on May 5, the talk of war and the creation of a new nation was everywhere. The next day, Franklin was elected a delegate to the second Continental Congress, and he quickly emerged as one of the most radical members of that body. Sir Alexander Dick (1703-1785), to whom he writes here, was one of Franklin's warmest friends in Great Britain. A physician, he practiced medicine in Edinburgh and was the president of the College of Physicians there from 1756-63. He was also a member of the Philosophical Society of Edinburgh, and was one of the founders of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Benjamin Duffield (1753-99) was the son of one of Franklin's friends, a Philadelphia clock- and watchmaker named Edward Duffield. Benjamin Duffield traveled to Edinburgh in 1774 to complete his medical studies and Franklin had a hand in introducing him to several important persons there. Apparently he ran into some trouble because he sent Franklin a letter from Bordeaux in 1779, apologizing for past transgressions and indicating that he had finally managed to scrape together the money to come home to Philadelphia. In the end, he did return to Philadelphia, acquiring a large medical practice and becoming an early lecturer in the field of obstetrics. Franklin's postscript refers to Royal Society member Sir John Pringle, another Scottish doctor who was a good friend of both men. A wonderful and unpublished letter from this key period in Franklin's diplomatic career.

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        Bibliotheca Concionatoria Ethices Christianae preacipua continens argumenta ordine alphabetico digesta. E Gallico Sermone in Latinum translata. Editio novissima, cui nunc primum praeter supplementa, quae alias deerand, suo loco apposita, accedit tomus quintus non antea vulgatus continens duas tabulas, quae usum operis universi faciliorem efficient

      Augsburg, Wolff 1775. 35 cm. 4 Bände. (4), 17, (1), 666; (2), 621, (1); (2), 664; (2), 574 Seiten mit 4 Titelvignetten, Band 1 Titel rot und schwarz. Festeinband, Ledereinband der Zeit - Houdry (1631 - 1729), Jesuit aus Tours, lehrte Philosophie und Theologie zu Paris. Etwas berieben, stellenweise stock- bzw. braunfleckig. Angebunden: Houdry, Vincent: Bibliotheca concionatorum tum moralis evangelicae, tum theologiae. Tomus postremus. Continens duas tabulas, quae usum operis universi faciliorem efficient. Prima nempe indigitat varias sermonum adumbrationes propriauqe et naturalia argumente ... altera completitur plures sermonum, argumentorumque adumbrationes pro variis adventuum cursibus. Opus Gallico in Latinum translatum. Augsburg, Wolff 1764. 187, (1) Seiten - Sprache / Language: Lateinisch / Latin -

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        La Pucelle D´Orleans. Poeme, divisé en ving-un chants

      Extra illustrated copy in its original binding. 1775. Londres. In 8vo (192 mm x 116 mm). 1 [blank] + xv + 447 + 1 [blank]. Elegant contemporary brown calf, boards with triple gilt fillet, spine flat heavily gilt, green morocco lettering piece, inner dentelle, rebacked preserving original spine by an expert, a little bumped, else perfect. Gently and lightly browned, else a fresh copy in original condition, extra illustrated. Second, enlarged edition by Voltaire. The edition contains one more sanza, foreword and notes by Voltaire under the pseudonymous Don Apuleius Risorius, Bénédictin and M. de Morza. Each leave framed by a double gilt fillet; the illustration is composed of an engraved title, frontispiece and 21 plates out of text attributed to Desrais, [and possibly Gravelot and Marillier] additionally, it is extra illustrated with an additional 19 plates from a previous unidentified edition. The work, based on the life of Joan of Arc, is arguably Voltaire´s masterpiece in the field of erotic literature and rationalism. Provenance: red morocco ex libris with monogram ?GNR[?]? interlaced. Cohen de Ricci, 1031.

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        A Plan of Chaleur Bay in the Gulf of St. Laurence, Surveyd by His Majesty's Ship Norwich in 1760. [published in: The North-American Pilot for Newfoundland, Labradore, the Gulf and River St.Laurence: being a collection of sixty accurate charts and plans, drawn from original surveys: taken by James Cook and Michael Lane, Surveyors, and Joseph Gilbert, and other officers in the King's service] [XIV]

      London: Robert Sayer & John Bennett, 25 March 1775. Copper engraving on a single page (approx. plate area: 14 x 21 1/2 inches). Good condition, old vertical crease. 14 5/8 x 21 3/4 inches. A spectacular chart from the survey which laid the foundation upon which Captain Cook's reputation as a surveyor and navigator rested. 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 endorsment 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.). The present example is from Sayer and Bennett's 1775 edition (Tooley & Skelton's # 13). Skelton & Tooley, "The Marine Surveys of James Cook in North America" 13.XIV in Tooley, The Mapping of America.

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        CARTE RÉDUITE D'UNE PARTIE DE L'OCEAN ATLANTIQUE OU OCCIDENTAL

      Présentée A Mgr. LE COMTE DE MAUREPAS Par le Sr Grognard Pilote entretenu au Departement de Toulon ., 1775. Copper engraving. Later colour. Very good condition. Size: 89 x 58 cm. (35 x 23 inches) A magnificent sea chart of the south part of the Atlantic Ocean, covered in rhumb lines. Showing south parts of African, Portuguese, Spanish and French coast, Cape Verde Islands, Canary Islands and Azores on the east and parts of North American coast and West Indies on the west. Extensive lists of islands, ports and capes on the east and west coasts of the Atlantic. Bellin was appointed hydrographer (chief cartographer) to the French Navy upon the creation of France's hydrographic office, the Dépôt des cartes et plans de la Marine. Over a 50 year career, he produced a large number of maps and charts. The accuracy of Bellin's charts ensured that they were in use for many years.

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        Histoire de Maurice, Comte de Saxe, Duc de Courlande et de Sémigalle, Maréchal-Général des Camps & Armées de Sa Majesté Très-Chrétienne. Nouvelle Édition corrigée & considerablement augmentée

      Paris, Pierres 1775. 30 cm. 3 Bände; (4), 16, 526, (2 weiße); (4), 524, (4); (4), 8, (8) Seiten mit 1 Kupferporträt nach Rigaud, 45 doppelseitigen (16 ausfaltbar) Kupfertafeln und 3 Holzschnitt-Kopfleisten. Gesprenkelte Leder-Bände der Zeit mit Rückenschild, Rückenvergoldung, vergoldeten Stehkanten und marmorierten Vorsätzen, Schnitt marmoriert - Brunet VI, 23904 - Jähns III, 2054 - NDB 18, 144 (vgl.) - Rumpf 9065 - Zweite Ausgabe. Moritz Graf von Sachsen (1696 - 1750), "einer der bedeutendsten Feldherren des 18. Jh." (NDB), errang in französischen Diensten wichtige Erfolge während des Österreichischen Erbfolgekriegs. Seine militärischen Ansichten beeinflußten Friedrich II. von Preußen. Die Kupfer: Ansicht von Stralsund; Karten und Pläne der Kriegsschauplätze: Malplaquet, Deutschland und Polen, Belgrad, Rhein von Basel bis Koblenz, Kehl, Trarbach, Ettlingen, Philippsburg, Klausen, Donau von Ulm bis Wien, Böhmen, Pisek, Prag (4), Caslav (Tschaslau), Sahay, Niederalteich, Deggendorf (2), Dettingen, Rheinach und Breisach, Karte von Flandern und Brabant, Kortrijk (2), Tournay, Fontenay (4), Melle bei Gent, Brüssel, Tongres (2), Rocoux, Hulst, Mecheln (2), Maestricht (4), Bergen op Zoom. Schönes, breitrandiges Exemplar, Vorsätze mit Stempel, Band 2 im ersten Drittel Feuchtigkeitsspur in der unteren Ecke - Sprache / Language: Französisch / French -

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        UNITING THE COLONIES - HANCOCK ORDERS THE FIRST NORTHERN TROOPS TO DEFEND THE SOUTH DURING THE REVOLUTION

      The Continental Congress orders the first Northern troops to defend the South, telling them to prepare immediately& In June, 1775, at the order of the Continental Congress, George Washington assumed command of the fledgling American army which was encircling British forces in Boston. The troops which poured into his camp were initially from New England, but soon their number swelled men from Virginia, Maryland and other colonies. Although the primary attention of the country was on the front in Boston, neither the Congress nor the individual colonies were under any illusions that the war would be confined to New England, and in the colonies recruiting was undertaken for troops to be used wherever needed. Congress was also active in recruiting, and in November, 1775, authorized the formation of battalions in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. On November 25, the Journal of the Continental Congress states that it elected field officers for the Pennsylvania Battalion, and that "John Bull, Esq. was elected colonel." This was the senior command position of the Battalion. Bull was then 41 years of age, and a natural choice for command. He had been an officer in the French and Indian War and had commanded Fort Allen, served at Fort Duquesne, and been instrumental in the negotiations with the Indians in his sector. After his election by Congress, Bull immediately began organizing and training Pennsylvania troops.& Trouble was brewing in Virginia. The British governor, the Earl of Dunsmore, was rallying Tories, and headquartered in Norfolk, began raiding Tidewater plantations. On November 7, 1775, he issued a proclamation declaring martial law, calling on all citizens to actively support the Crown, and offering freedom to the slaves of those in rebellion who would join his cause. Virginia was in an uproar and asked Congress for help to overcome this royalist threat.& On December 4, 1775, Congress acted. Its Journal notes that it voted to urge Virginia to resist Dunsmore, and ordered three companies of the Pennsylvania Battalion to "immediately march under the command of the Lieutenant-Colonel Irvine [Bull's second in command] into Northampton County in Virginia for the protection...and for the defense thereof against the designs of the enemies of America." Thus did Congress take an important step in the unification of the colonies, ordering the first northern troops to help defend the south in the Revolutionary War. With southerners ordered to New England and northerners to the south, all could see that there was but one cause.& This resolution was sent by John Hancock in this Autograph Letter Signed, Philadelphia, "Congress Chamber, December 4, 1775," to "Colonel Bull." "Sir: I am to inform you that the Congress have this day come into the resolution which I now inclose you, and you will immediately determine upon the companies, & see that they are properly equip'd, & when ready inform me thereof, that you may receive the further orders of Congress as to your particular route. I am Sir, Your very huml. servt., John Hancock, Presidt. It is probable the companies will embark on board vessells in this river." The next night, pursuant to this letter, Bull met with his company captains.& A few days after this letter was written, Virginia troops, aided by some nearby North Carolinians, defeated Dunsmore at Great Bridge and eliminated him as a threat to the colony. (Dunsmore did, however, burn Norfolk as he left, which made a great impression throughout America.)& What is crucial is the vision of Congress, seeing that the war was national in scope, and its action to make assistence reciprocal and treat the separate colonies as one country. Just seven months later, the very principles manifested by this letter led the same men to declare American independence, and to pledge to each other not merely military aid, but "our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor."& As for Col. Bull and his men, Congress ordered them on January 19, 1776, to head for Canada to assist Gen. Schuyler in the unsuccessful adventure there. However, although the men went, Bull did not; he had resigned effective January 22. Congress must have had complete trust in him, as on February 13, it entrusted him with the task of carrying money from the treasury in Philadelphia to Gen. Washington at Cambridge, Mass., and advanced him $150 for personal expenses. Later in the war, Bull was a commissioner at the Indian Treaty in Easton in 1777, and then became Adjutant General of Pennsylvania. He returned to command the 2nd Pennsylvania Brigade and set up defenses on the Delaware River to protect Philadelphia. He had an active career after the war, and served in the Pennsylvania Assembly, dying in 1824 at age 90.

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        Captain of Militia commission letter document Signed by Sir Guy Carleton 1775 Montreal, Quebec

      Montreal, Quebec: CARLETON, Sir Guy, 1775. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good. Author signed. FILLING MILITARY RANKS BUT MONTREAL TAKEN BY AMERICANS On watermarked, fine-laid paper, June 24, 1775, "Hait a Montreal", boldy signed (and handled) by CARLETON, Sir Guy 1st Baron DORCHESTER [1724 - 1808] in dark brown ink. His signature, a "10" on a ten-point scale -- next to an intact square papered seal. 12.25" x 8.5", one page with integral leaf, Choice Very Fine. Several folds, scattered light foxing and toning, and several trivial edge dings, but overall quite presentable and historical document of interest to any serious American Revolutionary collector. & Manuscript written in French. , Sir Guy Carleton served in America beginning in 1758. He was governor of Quebec and commander of British forces in Canada (1775-77), during which time he repelled Montgomery and Benedict Arnold's attack on Quebec, defeated Arnold on Lake Champlain and re-took Crown Point. From 1782-83 he was Commander in Chief in Canada.. General in 1793.& , Carleton presses to fill the militia ranks. In part: "As it is necessary for the service of the King... to create militia companies in the various parishes of this Province... do hereby name and establish said Mr. Jean Bte. Belaire as captain of a militia company..." Jean Bapiste Bellaire is being made a Captain of Militia in the Parish of Ste-Pierre. Quebec. Carleton gave similar commissions in other Montreal-area parishes at the time. Militia were critical to help defend Montreal and Quebec due to only a small number of regular troops. The Second US Congress invited the Quebec to join the revolting Colonies as the fourteenth colony by addressing to them a public letter (1,000 printed and written by John Jay, the second one) letter in May 1775. Their purpose was to draw the large Quebec (French-speaking) population to the American revolutionary cause.& The invasion of Canada and the taking of Montreal were the first real offensives of the American Revolutionay war . Benedict Arnold and Ethan Allen threatened Fort Ste-Jean (or St. Johns as it was then known) in May 1775, following the capture of Crown Point and Ticonderoga.  A formal invasion of Quebec was authorized by the U.S. Congress on 27 June 1775.& The defence of Quebec City he left under the command of Lieutenant-Governor Cramahé, commanding only a small force of regulars. His name also appears on the document.& This appointment document is dated only seven days after the Battle of Bunker Hill in USA. Includes an uncoloured reference print of an engraving of Carleton, 7" x 5",

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        AN ADDRESS OF THE GENTLEMEN AND PRINCIPAL INHABITANTS OF THE TOWN OF BOSTON, TO HIS EXCELLENCY GOVERNOR GAGE [caption title]

      [Boston]. Oct. 6, 1775.. [2]pp. bifolium on a large folded sheet. Text in double columns on both pages. Tanned, old folds. Docketed on verso, with some inked names. Small closed tear in upper portion of second page, with no loss of text; small hole in lower blank margin of first page. Small separations at cross-folds and folds, neatly repaired with tissue, affecting six letters of text, but not readability. Still very good. In a folding cloth case, gilt leather label. This important broadsheet was issued at the time of the retirement of General Thomas Gage as the British commander-in-chief in the American colonies, a position he had held with only slight interruption from the end of the French and Indian War in 1763 until the events of 1775 called him to be removed. It consists of addresses to him by Loyalist Americans, many of whom had come to know Gage well over the years, and who could only see great difficulties for themselves in his departure. Gage had been generally well-liked in the early years of his appointment, but as tensions escalated in the wake of the Boston Tea Party in December 1773 and the punitive Boston Port Bill and establishment of martial law the following spring, he was quickly out of his depth. He was naturally a focus of patriot anger, and compounded this with a series of ill- considered decisions, leading to Lexington and Concord, and the debacle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775. He was strongly criticized in England, and resigned on October 6, sailing for England on the 10th, when he was replaced by Sir Richard Howe. After Lexington and Concord the Loyalists from both countryside and city had become virtual prisoners with the British Army in Boston, facing an increasingly bleak prospect. In this broadsheet three groups address thanks to Gage and sign their names in type; a virtual who's who of Loyalists in Massachusetts. The first group, from "the Gentlemen and Principal Inhabitants," is signed by ninety-eight inhabitants, including names such as Brattle, Amory, Faneuil, Winslow, and many others. The second group, from "His Majesty's Council," is not signed, although perhaps all of these were in the first list. The third group, from "Gentlemen who were driven from their habitations in the country," is signed by seventy-six citizens. To each of these Gage has replied with an evidently heartfelt thanks for their support. The Loyalists were right to regret Gage's departure. With Boston tightly besieged, and not offering a good base for military operations throughout the colonies in any case, Howe abandoned Boston on March 17, 1776, taking many of the signers of this document with him. While some returned after the war, many never saw America again. An important and rare broadsheet, marking an important moment in the rising American Revolution. Only two other copies are known, at the Massachusetts Historical Society and the Public Records Office in London. NAIP w000865. BRISTOL B3931. SHIPTON & MOONEY 42775. FORD, MASSACHUSETTS BROADSIDES 1784.

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        The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of The Church of England; Together with The Psalter or Psalms of David, Pointed as they are to be Sung or Said in Churches

      Oxford: Printed by T. Wright and W. Gill, 1775. Leather Bound. Very Good +. Edward Ryland. 9 x 10 3/4 inches. 4to. Griffiths 1775/1. Collates as A - Eee (in 4s) + Fff (2 leaves). Printed in two column Roman type. With The Liturgy of the Church of England: Illustrated with Fifty None Historical and Explanatory Sculptures, Engrav'd by Mess. Ravenett, Grignion, Scotin, Cannott, Walker and W. Ryland. London: Edw[ar]d Ryland. 1755. Bound with: Sternhold, Thomas and John Hopkins, The Whole Book of Psalms, Collected into English Metre. Oxford: Printed by T. Wright and W. Gill, 1770. [28] leaves. Collates as A - G (in 4s). Printed in three column Roman type. ESTCT88801. Occasional foxing. Bound in contemporary full maroon morocco with elaborate gilt border consisting of alternating urns with lilies and a bird perched on a lily surrounding a central black and green onlay with flames and cherubs surrounding the divine monogram ("IHS"). Spine with six compartments, each decorated with a gilt urn and separated by raised and gilt ruled bands. Cover lightly scuffed. A spectacularly bound and heavily illustrated copy of one of the last editions of the English BCP to come to America before sales were stopped by war. Bishop White used this edition as his model for spelling, punctuation, etc. in the first edition of the American BCP in 1790.

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        A set of the three official voyage accounts in their Irish printings

      Dublin,: 1775-, 1784.. Seven volumes of text, octavo, and a quarto atlas of plates; with two folding maps, seven engraved plates, mostly folding, and two folding tables in the text volumes, and 26 maps and views, some folding, in the atlas; a really attractive set in excellent condition in contemporary Irish calf, simply gilt, double labels, original owner's initials stamped in gilt on all front covers. A fine Irish set of Cook's voyages, assembled and bound as published. The three voyages are in slightly differing bindings which complement each other and form a delightful set, with uniform contemporary provenance (the initials G.T. stamped in gilt on all front covers). The set is made up as follows:FIRST VOYAGE. HAWKESWORTH, John. An Account of the Voyages... for making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere... To which is added, A Voyage to the North Pole by Commodore Phipps... Two volumes, octavo, with a large folding map (and another folding chart to the Phipps section), and altogether six engraved plates, several of them folding. Dublin, James Williams, 1775. Beddie records only the Mitchell Library copy of this. The earlier Dublin version of 1773 (Beddie 649) had been unillustrated except for a general map.SECOND VOYAGE. COOK, James. A Voyage towards the South Pole, and Round the World... Two volumes, octavo, with a folding table. Dublin, J. Williams [et al], 1784. Beddie had not seen this edition, and listed only a copy in the National Library of Australia. An earlier Dublin version appeared in 1777 (Beddie 1218). This would have been the edition available at the time the third voyage account was published. It closes with a long section of "Tables of the Route"; followed by the separate section "Vocabulary of the language of the Society Isles"; and finally Pringle's "Discourse upon some late improvements", Cook's famous report on scurvy.THIRD VOYAGE. COOK, James and James KING. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean... Three volumes, octavo, with frontispiece portrait and a folding table, and atlas quarto, containing 26 maps and views, some folding. Dublin, H. Chamberlayne... Williams [and many others], 1784. The first Irish edition of the third voyage.Dublin editions of English originals at this period are more usually hastily published unauthorised piracies of books reckoned likely to be popular: these editions of Cook's three voyages are a more serious affair than that, and this is a handsome example of how Cook was published in Georgian Ireland.Beddie, 661, 1230, 1546.; Forbes, 'Hawaiian National Bibliography', 72.

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        Anatomici summi septemdecim tabulae quas nunc primum edit atque explicat iisque alias addit de structura mammarum et de tunica testis vaginali Michael Girardi, in Regia Parmensi Universitate Anatomes Professor Primarius

      Parma: [Giambattista Bodoni for] Regia typographia, 1775 Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio (336 x 250 mm). [10], xxxv [1], 217 [2] pp., frontispiece portrait and 42 engraved plates by Giovanni Battista Piazzetta and others (including 21 outline key plates). Contemporary paper card boards, author's name and title in manuscript to spine (front hinge starting, boards soiled). Text untrimmed, a few leaves creased, title slightly browned (due to frontispiece) and spotted, p. 57 torn in foremargin w/o lost. Plates and text bright with only minor spotting. A beautiful, unsophisticated copy. ---- Choulant-Frank, pp. 262-64; Garrison-Morton 399.1; Wellcome V, 22; Heirs of Hippocrates 788; Norman 1888; Cushing S66, Waller 8476. - FIRST EDITION. Santorini's posthumously published Septemdecim tabulae is noteworthy as the only significant medical book from the press of the great Italian printer Giambattista Bodoni, printer to the Duke of Parma and creator of the "modern" style typeface now named for him. Like William Hunter's Anatomy of the Gravid Uterus, Santorini's work is one of the very few medical books issued by a private press. The first 17 plates in the work, the "septemdecim tabulae" of the title, were drawn by Giovanni Battista Piazzetta (1682-1754), and engraved by Florentia Marcella under Santorini's personal supervision. Santorini intended them for an enlarged edition of his Observationes anatomicae (1724), but died before completing this task. The plates were published 38 years after Santorini's death by Michael Girardi, a professor of anatomy at Parma, who added to them two plates by the anatomist Giovanni Battista Covoli, as well as two of his own. Girardi also prepared the extensive commentary, using portions of Santorini's and Covoli's posthumous writings. Santorini's plates illustrate several complex gross features of the human body, including the facial muscles, organs of smell and hearing, the pharynx, the breasts, the diaphragm, the intestines, the bladder and the genitals. Covoli's plates show various parts of the female breast, as does Girardi's first plate; his second plate shows a partially dissected six-month fetus. Santorini's name has been given to the arytenoid cartilages, the risorius muscle and the plexus pudendalis venosus. --- Erste Ausgabe von Santorinis Hauptwerk, gleichzeitig das einzige medizinische Werk, das Giambattista Bodoni fur den Herzog von Parma gedruckt hat. "Santorini gehört zu den hervorragendsten Anatomen seiner Zeit und stand wegen seiner sehr bedeutenden anatomischen Leistungen bei allen gelehrten Zeitgenossen in grossem Rufe" (Hirsch-H.). Die schönen Tafeln enstanden zum grössten Teil nach Zeichnungen von Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, der auch die Illustrationen zum berühmten Valgrisi-Tasso von 1745 geschaffen hatte, und wurden von Marcella unter der persönlichen Aufsicht des Künstlers gestochen..

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        Rural Improvements or Essays on the Most Rational Methods of Improving Estates; Accomodated to the Soil, Climate, and Circumstances of England

      J. Dodsley, London, 1775. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Contemporary calf, rubbed at the edges, surface marks, spine a little dry and lacking the lacking piece. Scattered light foxing; quite clean internally. With an inscription from William Miles conveying the book to the Marquis de la Lafayette "the friend of mankind, of rational well destin'd liberty & of a monarchical government, 22 Sept. 1812". In a separate hand "limited" has been inserted before monarchical. With Lafayette's stamp with his motto "Cur Non?" on the title page. Miles was a friend of Lafayette, having met him originally while in the navy during the American Revolution and then in 1790 and 1791 when he was sent to Paris. They continued their friendship and he is known to have spent a month with Lafayette at Chateau Lagrange in 1816. Lafayette attended his funeral the following year. (DNB) Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Farming & Rural Life; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 043221. .

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        Annales du Regne de Marie Therese, Imperatrice dovairiere, Reine de Hongrie et de Boheme, Archiduchesse d'Autriche, etc. etc.

      Prault., Paris. 1775 - In 8°, m. pelle, pp. 337. Antip. fig. 2 testate con riserva tonda raffiguranti ritratti di reali. 4 inc. raffiguranti momenti della vita della Regina.

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        Reinick Fuchs, eller Michel Räf; det är: en läro-rik och nyttig fabel, under räfwens illparighet och behändighet, föreställer menniskornas upförande och förhållande, swek och bedrägeri, hat och afwund, wrede och hämndgirighet, med mera.

      Tredje uplagan. Sthlm, C. Stolpe, 1775. 8:o. (16),208 s. Titelbladet med träsnittsvinjett. Häftad i samtida ngt nött marmorerat pappomslag med handskriven ryggtitel. Långa revor i omslagets falsar. Inlagan delvis ngt lagerfläckig. Titelbladet med liten fläck i yttre marginalen, småfläckar i nedre marginalen på s. 15-16 och en lagning med fläck nedtill i inre marginalen på s. 29. Bra ex. med E. Österlunds exlibris.. Den första svenska utgåvan av den kända tyska folksagan utkom 1621. Andra utgåvan från 1746 var i huvudsak en nyöversättning av Eric Ljung. Den tredje upplagan är den första prosaöversättningen

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        Le veritable guide des voyageurs en Italie avec la description des routes et des postes, accompagné de cartes exactes geographiques, de courtes observations sur tout ce que l'ou trouve de plus remarquable dans chaque ville & lieu du passage, concernant la peinture, la sculpture, l'architecture et les antiquites, le tout tirè des meilleurs auteurs dedié a monsieur Thomas Jenkins (La vera guida per chi viaggia in Italia con la descrizione di tutti i viaggi e sue poste...)

      Imprimerie de Paul Giunchi 1775 in 16°, (cm. 14x10,5) rilegatura non coeva in mezza pelle con piatti marmorizzati e titolo entro tassello al dorso, pp. 397 (pp.4-5 bianche) segnatura a16, b-m- 16, n 8, lievi fioriture diffuse, occasionali forellini di tarlo al margine interno e al dorso l'attribuzione dell'autore è incerta e si deduce dalla firma della lettera dedicatoria testo italiano e francese una tavola in antiporta, 21 incisioni calcografiche più volte ripiegate fuori testo a illustrazione degli itinerari

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        [preses till del I-II]. Historiola litteraturae graecae in Svecia.

      I-XII + Supplement I-II. A.a. Uppsala, typis Edmannianis, (1775-86). 4:o. (8),56 + (2),57-88 + (2),89-104 + (2),105-20 + (4),121-38 + (2),1-16 + (4),17-36 + (2),37-52 + (4),53-68 + (2),69-84 + (4),85-100 + (2),101-16 + (2),1-12 + (4),13-22 s. Fjorton häften, varav några tagna ur band. Del IV är ouppskuren. Några häften lite småsolkiga, t.ex. del III och IV. Nedre yttre hörnet på titelbladet bortklippt i del V. Tillskrifter nederst på titelbladen till del II, VII, XIII och XIV. Ur Gustaf Rudbecks bibliotek.. Almquist Sveriges bibliografiska litteratur 182 och 183. Lidén Catalogus disputationum 112-13 och 2 respektive Marklin Catalogus disputationum 3-13. Respondenterna till del III-XII och supplementdelarna var i tur och ordning Henric Nylén, Israël Edenmark, Johannes Olavi Lexelius, Nicolaus G. Agander, Carl Ulric Norlin, Abraham Thorberg, Olavus Thavenius, Eric Samuel Norling, Petrus Ellström, Carl Henric Linde, Martin Hyltén och Fredric Peterson

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        Elementi di ostetricia. Tradotti e corredati di figure in rame da Gius. Galletti, chirurgo fiorentino. -

      Firenze, Stamp. Albrizziana, 1775.In-4. Pergamena coeva, titolo impr. in oro sul dorso. Con 15 interessanti tavv. f.t. inc. in rame, 6 ripiegate. XVI, 307 pp.; antico timbro nobiliare in un margine bianco del frontespizio; perfetto esemplare, fresco e marginoso. Rara prima edizione italiana del primo trattato di ostetricia a poggiare su solide basi scientifiche. Per Roederer, medico tedesco allievo di Hunter, Smellie, Albinus e Haller, ed in seguito professore a Gottinga, cf. Hirsch V, 56. Blake 385. Wellcome IV, 546. First Italian edition. With 15 finely engr. plates. Contemp. vellum, gilt title on spine; a crisp copy.

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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

      London: Printed and Sold by R. Sayer and J. Bennett, Map and Print Sellers, 1775. First edition. Maps in fine condition, clean, crisp and clear with no foxing or browning. Folio (approx. 21-7/8 x 15-3/4 inches).

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        Amérique septentrionale dressée sur les relations plus moderne des voyageurs et navigateurs?

      Incisione in rame, colorata, 493x588. Tratta da " Atlas Universel ". Buon esemplare con piccoli restauri in basso ed in alto alla piega centrale. Copperplate, coloured, 493x588. From " Atlas Universel ". Good example, minimal tears restored at upper and bottom centrefold.

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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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        Veduta del Monumento eretto dall'Imperador Tito Vespasiano per aver ristaurati gl'Acquedotti dell'acque dell'Anione.... (La Porta Maggiore)

      "Primo stato di tre, impressa su carta vergata con filigrana ""scudo con leone rampante"" (Robison 64), con ampli margini, leggera macchia di colore all'angolo inferiore destro, per il resto in perfetto stato di conservazione. Giovanni Battista Piranesi nasce a Mogliano Veneto o Mogliano di Mestre, vicino Venezia, nel 1720 e muore a Roma nel 1778. Si può senza dubbio considerare come il più notevole incisore del secolo, ed il maggiore artista in questa materia nel periodo che va da Rembrandt a Goya. La sua opera incisa consta di oltre 1000 lavori, realizzati dal 1743 (anno della pubblicazione della prima opera), e l?anno della sua morte. La sua produzione si può dividere in più periodi: un primo nel quale si dedica ai lavori di architettura fantastica nel quale realizza tra l?altro Prima Parte di Architetture, e Prospettive inventate ed incise da Gio. Batta Piranesi Architetto Veneziano dedicate al Sig. Nicola Giobbe (1743), i celebri Grotteschi (1750), oltre al suo capolavoro assoluto, le Carceri d?invenzione, pubblicate dal suo editore Bouchard nel 1750. Nel periodo successivo rivolge la sua attenzione sui lavori di archeologia pubblicando testi come : Trofei di Ottaviano Augusto (1753), Le Rovine del Castello dell?Acqua Giulia (1761), Le Lapidi Capitoline (1762), Il Campo Marzio dell?Antica Roma, Opera di G. B. Piranesi socio della reale società degli antiquari di Londra (1762), e dei lavori sul Lago di Albano, su Cori e Paestum, ma che raggiungono il massimo con Le Antichità Romane, opera in quattro volumi che unisce ai lavori di archeologia, quelli straordinari di fantasia. Un ultimo periodo caratterizza il Piranesi nel suo aspetto più commerciale di editore, quando già famosissimo realizza oltre duecento lastre decorative di antichità, raccolte nell?opera Diverse maniere d?adornare i cammini (1769) e Vasi, candelabri, cippi, sarcofagi, tripodi, lucerne, ed ornamenti antichi disegnati ed incisi dal Cav. Gio. Batt. Piranesi (1778). Inoltre, nel corso di tutta la sua carriera artistica, il Piranesi disegna, incide e compone quella che oggi risulta sicuramente la sua opera più imponente e magistrale, le celebri Vedute di Roma." The first state of three, on laid paper, "Crest with Lion" watermark (Robison 64), with wide margins, a light colour spot on the lower right corner of the margin, otherwise in perfect conditions. Giovanni Battista Piranesi was born at Mogliano Veneto or Mogliano di Mestre, near Venice, in 1720 and died in the whereabouts of Rome in 1778. Undoubtedly he can be thought of as being the most important engraver of his century and the leading artist in this field in the period going from Rembrandt to Goya. His catalogue comprises more than one thousand engravings, created between 1743 (the year in which his first work was published), and the year of his death. His output can be divided into distinct periods. In the first of these he devoted himself to depictions of imaginary architectures among which are Prima Parte di Architetture e Prospettive inventate ed incise da Gio. Batta Piranesi Architetto Veneziano dedicate al Sig. Nicola Giobbe [First Part of Architectures and Perspectives created and engraved by Gio. Battista Piranesi Venetian Architect dedicated to Mr. Nicola Giobbe] (1743), the famed Grotteschi [Grotesques] (1750) and, finally, his absolute masterpiece, the Carceri d'invenzione [Imaginary prisons] published by his editor Bouchard in 1750. In the following period he focused his attention on archaeology publishing works related to this topic, such as the Trofei di Ottaviano Augusto [Trophies of Octavian Augustus] (1753), Le Rovine del Castello dell'Acqua Giulia [The ruins of the Castle of Acqua Giulia...] (1761), Le Lapidi Capitoline [The Capitol Memorial Plaques] (1762), Il Campo Marzio dell'Antica Roma, Opera di G. B. Piranesi socio della reale società degli antiquari di Londra [The Campus Martius of Ancient Rome, Work by G.B. Piranesi, member of the Royal Antiquary Society of London] (1762), together with prints depicting the Lake of Albano and the towns of Cori and Paestum. His most important work in this period is the Le Antichità Romane [The Roman Antiquities], in four volumes where archaeological documentation can be seen together with remarkable achievements of the artist's imagination. Finally, in the third and last period, Piranesi's activities were characterised, as an editor, by a more commercial flavour. By this time he was already very famous and created over two hundred decorative plates depicting antiquities collected in his works Diverse maniere d'adornare i cammini [Various manners of decorating paths...] (1769) and Vasi, candelabri, cippi, sarcofagi, tripodi, lucerne ed ornamenti antichi disegnati ed incisi dal. Cav. Gio. Batt. Piranesi [Vases, chandeliers, funeral columns, sarcophaguses, tripods, oil lamps and ancient adornments drawn and engraved by the Cav. Gio. Batt. Piranesi] (1778). Furthermore, during the length of his whole artistic career, Piranesi drew, engraved and composed his most important and significant work of art, the renowned Vedute di Roma [Views of Rome], in which his professional contentment in being an architect together with a personal pride in his Venetian origins can be witnessed in the title-page, signed as ?Giovan Battista Piranesi Architetto Veneziano" ["Giovan Battista Piranesi Venetian Architect"]. W.E. 252, Focillon 839, Hind 119 I/III 490 705

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        De novorum ossium, in integris aut maximis, ob morbos deperditionibus, regeneratione experimenta

      E Typis Franc. Ambr. Didot 1775 Ubi, maxima Materiae affinitate, breviter de Fracturis, & de Vi quam Natura impedit in offibus elongandis, dum crescunt. Autore Michele Troja, Medicine Doctore Neapoli, & Chirurgo è latere in Regali S. Jacobi Nosocomio. Viro Clarissimo Josepho Lieutaud, Potentissimi Galliarum Regis Archiatro, Regiae Scientiarum Parisiensis, necnon Londinensis Academiae Socio, etc. etc. etc. Con 3 tavole ed una tabella ripiegate. Testatine e finalini incisi. Testo in latino. Allegato: "Riflessioni del signor De La Lande sulle comete che possono approssimarsi alla terra. Traduzione dal Francese. Napoli, nella Stamperia di Giovanni Gravier 1773 16mo pp. 240 - 30 buona ril in pergamena d'epoca Molto buono (Very Good)

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        Etat civil, politique et commercant, du Bengale, ou histoire des conquetes & de l'administration de la Compagnie Angloise dans ce pays; Pour servir de suite à l'Histoire Philosophique et Politique.

      Chez Jean-Edme Dufour 1775 Due volumi di cm. 22, pp. xxxii, 166; (4) 170. Antiporta illustrata a ciascun volume ed una grande carta geografica del Bengala incisa in rame e ripiegata fuori testo. Legatura recente in cart. marmorizzato con titoli su tassello ai dorsi. Esemplare marginoso (in barbe), fresco ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Interessante e non comune.

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        Roland furieux... Traduction nouvelle par M. D'Ussieux.

      chez Brunet (Laporte per il quarto voume) 1775-1783 Quattro volumi di cm. 21,5, pp. (8) 321 (1); 391 (1); 407 (3); 410. Ritratto dell'Ariosto all'antiporta del primo volume e 92 tavole fuori testo incise in rame per opera di Cochin e altri (ciascuna protteta da velina). Legatura coeva in piena pelle bazzana, dorsi lisci con titoli su doppio tassello e ricchi fregi in oro. Piatti inquadrati da greca in oro, tagli dorati e sguardie marmorizzate. Piccole screpolature ai dorsi, ma esemplare, marginoso e din ottimo stato di conservazione. Impresso su carta vergata. Agnelli-Ravegnani (II, 289): "E' questa una delle più pregiate e ricercate stampe francesi del Furioso... Più che per la traduzione in prosa del D'Ussieux, questa edizione è cara ai bibliofili per il ritratto dell'Ariosto e per le 46 bellissime incisioni su rame e fuori testo, disegnate dal Cochin.". Cohen (97-98): "Les estampes, faites exprès pour cette édition, sont fort belles...".

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