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        Tractat om Skepps-Byggeriet, Tillika med Forklaring och Bevis ofvfr Architectura Navalis Mercatoria, &c

      Stockholm., 1775.. b/w folding plates. First edition of Chapman’s most important work, in which he introduces his parabolic method of construction and the first use of Simpson’s rule in naval architecture. This treatise, intended as an explanation of, and supplement to Architectura Navalis, was reprinted in French in 1781. MacDonald 251. Scott 355. Polak 1605. Bound in later quarter brown morocco over marbled boards, with gilt rules and title. A very nice copy of a key work in the history of marine architecture.

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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        Atlante novissimo illustrato ed accresciuto sulle osservazioni e scoperte fatte dai più celebri e più recenti geografi MAGNIFICENT COMPLETE HAND-COLOURED WORLD ATLAS

      With elaborate double-page engraved frontispiece, hand painted floral paste-downs, hand-painted maps. Calf with blue edges and gilded spine and borders on covers. First edition of Zatta’s masterpiece of the eighteenth century, the most important world atlas of the period. All maps are hand-coloured, with each title in a decorative cartouche surrounded by the architecture, animals, and landscape one was thought to encounter in that particular environment. & & All known areas of the world are documented, along with celestial maps, diagrams of the universe, ancient empires, and a plethora of maps concentrated on the countries and provinces of Europe. Also included is Zatta’s celebrated version of “Le Colonie Unite delle America Settentrie” based on Mitchell’s map of America (1775). Many of the maps in this section were engraved during the Revolution, and include vignettes which reference military and naval engagements, along with other political and economic information. Another particularly important map is “La Nuova Zelanda,” which was one of the first published versions of Cook’s chart of New Zealand.& & Zatta (1757-1797) was the most prominent Italian map publisher of the late eighteenth century. Based in Venice, his maps marked a transition from eighteenth to nineteenth century cartographic styles. He updated and redefined the traditional title cartouche by replacing the mythic elements common to the earlier styles with more representative images. His maps contain magnificent details while striving for accuracy. In addition, Zatta’s published works were renown for their high artistic qualities and modern colours, especially the fresh tones of his pinks, greens and yellows. This atlas is considered his magnum opus, though he also produced a number of Italian classics. It is extremely rare to find this atlas complete.& & Bossi (1788-1870) was a friend and defender of Italian revolutionaries, including Federico Confalonieri (1785-1846). He took refuge in Switzerland after his exile from Milan following the 1821 Piedmont revolt against the Austrians. &

      [Bookseller: B & L Rootenberg Rare Books & Manuscript]
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        [Beaux illustrés du XVIIIe] Les saisons

      A Amsterdam: S.n., 1775. relié. Grd et fort in 8 (14x23cm). Septième édition des Saisons, après l'originale parue en 1769 et illustrée par Gravelot, mais premier tirage de l'illustration de Moreau. Cette édition est une réimpression de celle de 1769, et reprend les en-têtes de Chauffart, mais elle ajoute les 7 figures de Moreau, gravées par Delaunay, Duclos, Lebas, Prévost. On notera également que le papier fort employé pour cette édition n'est pas le même que le papier fin de l'édition originale. Plein Veau d'époque. Dos lisse richement orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Plats en veau flammé (avec grecque d'encadrement) d'une date postérieure ajoutés en restauration. Coins émoussés. Une fente au mors supérieur sur 5 cm. Assez bon exemplaire. Les saisons sont précédees d'une préface sur la poésie buccolique et champêtre et suivies des contes (philosophique comme Ziméo), des pièces fugitives, et enfin des fables orientales. Voltaire eut une grande admiration pour Saint-Lambert, et notamment pour son oeuvre maîtresse : Les saisons. Cette poésie descriptive n'est d'ailleurs pas sans charme et elle continuera d'être goûtée au XIXe siècle. Saint-Lambert fut en outre incontournable pour la société littéraire du XVIIIe par sa présence dans les salons. - S.n., A Amsterdam _1775, Grd et fort in 8 (14x23cm), xxxvj 38-467p., relié. - Beaux illustrés du XVIIIe relié

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        The Charters of the British Colonies in America AND New Commission of the Governor of Quebec (2 separate volumes)

      London: British Government, 1775-76. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+. IMPORTANT EARLY CANADIANA AND AMERICANA CONTENT IN TWO VOLUMES. Volume 2, London : J. Almon, 1775 ; The second part of volume two contains "The Charters of the British Colonies in America" with a separate title page and 142pp. & Contents - Massachusetts Bay.-- Connecticut.-- Rhode Island.-- First charter granted to Massachusetts Bay.-- Virginia.-- Pennsylvania.-- Maryland.-- Georgia. Bound with The Parliamentary register, or, History of the proceedings and debates of the House of Lords ... & Volume 4, 1776:& The second part of Volume IV contains "New Commission of the Governor of Quebec; and other instruments of authority derived from the Crown relative to America". Contents includes: The New Commission of the Governor of the Province of Quebeck (George the Third) to Guy Carleton., Two volumes. Octavo. Original quarter calf, Reback in quarter calf, save original boards and endpapers, tooled as original. Deckled edges and insides are clean and very good. Overall condition is Very Good+. Bookplate of Marquess of Headfort (Ireland - Sir Thomas Taylour 1757 - 1829) on front endpaper of each volume.& Vol. 2 : 182pp + 142pp. & Vol. 4: 136pp + 82pp. & , Former Commission of Captain General and Governour in Chief of the Province of Quebeck (George the Third to James Murray); the King's Proclamation of October 7, 1763; The Oaths of Allegiance and Abjuration of the Pope's Power, and the Pretender's Right to the Crown of Great Britain; Commission of Vice-Admiral (George the Third to James Murray); An Abstract of the Contents of the 'Act for making more effectual provision for the government of the province of Quebeck in North America [Quebec Act].' Passed in June, 1774; A Commission to Sir Danvers Osborn, Baronet, to be Captain-General and Governour in Chief in and over the Province of New York in America, in the Year 1754; The first and second Charters, granted by King Charles II to the Lords Proprietors of Carolina

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        METODO CIRCA L'Uso DELLA PURGA E DEL SALASSO Del Dottor Giovanni Verardo Zeviani

      Presso Vincenzo Manfredi Napoli:: Presso Vincenzo Manfredi,. 1775.. 8vo: A - K^8. 7-1/4" x 4-1/2". 1st edition. 160 pp (including Index).. Period full vellum with hand-inked title lettering to spine crown. Red speckled edges.. Small worm hole to spine, with corresponding evidence of same to. front paste-down. Occasional bit of foxing & staining to paper.. Lacks rfep. Still, a VG+ copy.. Scarce title from this well-known Italian physician, who is perhaps best remembered today for his work with infants, identifying the correlation between illness & baptism in cold water. OCLC records just 5 holdings, of which but 2 are in the US. . Head- tailpieces. Decorative initial capital letters.

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        Carte Reduite des Isles Antilles

      Paris, 1775. Two engraved maps together on one large sheet, the first covering the Leeward Islands from Puerto Rico to Barbados, the second showing the Turks and Caicos Islands and southern Bahamas Islands. Some restoration on the centre fold and slight creasing but clean and attractive. 41 x 84 cms

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        The Trial of Jane Butterfield for the Wilful Murder of William Scawen, Esq; At the Assizes held at Croydon . . . Before the Right Honourable Sir Sidney Stafford Smythe . . . Taken in Short-Hand, By Joseph Gurney and William Blanchard. A New Edition. Folio

      A case of many twists in which the victim had sought to seduce and then raped the defendant, then "made amends" by providing for her education, fell into ill-health and was nursed and then allegedly poisoned by her, the jury quickly acquitting. Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, definite browning, else a good wide-margined copy; with the half-title. Printed for W. Owen . . . and G. Kearsly . . . in Fleet-street, London, 1775.

      [Bookseller:  Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        A Chart of the British Channel; Comprehending the Southern Coasts of England and Wales: with the Coast of France from Dunkirk to the River of Nantes

      Robert Sayer London: Robert Sayer, 1775. unbound. very good. Sea chart. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 20.5" x 25.25". Beautifully detailed coastlines and rhumb lines. Depths in fathoms and tide information. A few small tears to top and bottom margins.

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        A journey to the western islands of Scotland

      W. Strahan and T. Cadell London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell. 1775. First edition, 8vo, pp. [2], 384, [1] errata; uncut; original blue paper- covered boards neatly rebacked to style, printed paper label on spine; edges rubbed, but generally a fine copy, contained in quarter brown morocco chemise and slipcase. Fleeman notes that 2000 copies were printed. Chapman & Hazen, p. 151-52; Courtney & Smith, pp. 122-23; Fleeman 75.1J/1a; Rothschild 1257.

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        Design of a Chimney Piece executed in the Great Saloon of the Queens House / A Chimney Piece Designed for one of the Rooms in St. James's Palace

      London: 1775. Engraving by D. Cunego. In excellent condition with the exception of being trimmed just outside the platemark on left margin. Some paper discolouration on left margin and 1" loss lower left corner.. 26 1/4 x 19 1/8 inches. A fine engraving of the fireplaces at St. James's Palace and the Queen's 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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        Elevation of a House at Whitehall Restore as a Board Room for the Paymaster General & Commissioners of Chelsea Hospital & Office for Invalids

      London: 1775. Engraving by R. Blyth. In excellent condition, except for mild discolouration lower left. 17 3/4 x 23 5/8 inches. 19 1/4 x 26 1/4 inches. An elegant engraving showing the facade of a house in Whitehall, used as the offices for Chelsea Hospital. 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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        Design of a Sedan Chair as executed for Her Majesty

      London: 1775. Engraving by P. Begbie. In excellent condition with the exception of some paper discolouration on the upper margin.. 17 1/4 x 23 1/4 inches. 19 1/8 x 26 1/4 inches. A fine engraving of the sedan chair designed for Queen Charlotte. 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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        Elevation of the House of the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers & Commerce, Situated in John Street, Adelphi

      London: 1775. Engraving by T. Vivares. In excellent condition with the exception of some paper discolouration in the bottom right corner of the sheet. 23 1/8 x 17 1/4 inches. 26 1/4 x 19 1/4 inches. A fine architectural engraving of a part of the vast Adelphi development in London; the largest project undertaken by the Adam brothers. 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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        Design for furnishings

      London: 1775. Engraving by P. Begbie. In excellent condition with the exception of two tears on right margin. 26 1/4 x 19 1/4 inches. A fine architectural engraving of ornate mirrors and tables from Robert Adam's seminal work on British architecture. 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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        Miscellaneous Designs of Various Pieces of Furniture, done for Different Persons, which are here Introduced in Order to Give More Utility and Diversity to the Work, and Contains as Follows

      London: 1775. Engraving by B. Pastorini. In excellent condition. 26 1/8 x 19 1/4 inches. A fine engraving of various pieces of ornate furniture, from Robert Adam's seminal work on British architecture. 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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        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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        An Act to amend and render more effectual, in His Majesty's Dominions in America . . . An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for . . . extending the Provisions of the said Act to His Majesty's Marine Forces in America [15 Geo III c.15]

      A rare separate printing of the extension of the Quartering Acts to marine forces as well as those on land, increasing the existing tensions with the American colonies, and ultimately one of the grievances stated in the Declaration of Independence. Modern green wraps, titlepages 383-406, light browning, else well-preserved with ample margins; four copies in ESTC, one in England. Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan [etc.], London, 1775.

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        Die Leiden des jungen Werthers. Erster-Zweiter Theil (alles). Zweyte Auflage.

      Frankfurt und Leipzig, 1775. 8vo. One cont. cardboard-bdg. Back worn, lacking ca. 2 cm. of top-capital. Internally clean. One leaf (pp. 143-44) w. repaired margin, affecting a few letters at p. 143. One leaf (pp. 199-200) w. tear at hinge, not loose, not affecting text. Both title-pages w. title-vignette. 208 pp.. The afterprint of the afterprint of the first edition; both afterprints are from 1775, one year after the original. Hagen, 87. The edition called "Zweite ächte Auflage" (D2, also printed 1775), which is the authorized second edition, "stammt aus D1a", from which this present edition (D1e) is an afterprint. This copy has belonged to the world-famous Danish composer Niels W. Gade, and bears his signature on the title-page. In his day as well as today, Niels Wilhelm Gade was extraordinarily well regarded internationally, not only in Germany, where he lived in the 1840'es, but also in many other European countries. He is without doubt one of the greatest Danish composers ever. "A further stipend from the king enabled him to go to Leipzig and Italy. In 1844 Gade conducted the Gewandhaus concerts in Leipzig during Mendelssohn's absence, and on the latter's death became chief conductor..." (E.B.).The novel, written in form of letters, is Goethe's novel-debut. It caused him almost overnight fame, and the style of writing has influenced an entire generation of writers. No other of Goethe's work has been so widely read by his contemporaries, and no other work in general has been of as great importance to the Sturm und Drang-period; the work also caused the so-called "Lesesucht" (the important and wide-going debate in late 18th century on reading false and on dangerous and harmful literature). The impact it had on not only literature, but on almost all aspects of life at the time, was immense. Werther might well be the first cult-figure ever; -a true "Werther-Fieber" broke loose, resulting in a distinct Werther-fashion (yellow trousers, yellow waist-coat, blue coat), Walther-perfume, Walther-cups etc. Many susceptible to influence actually killed themselves in sympathy with the suffering Werther, and the work incited the romantic urge for revolution.Goethe himself was very surprised by the impact of the work, and said about it: "Die Wirkung dieses Büchleins war groß, ja ungeheuer, und vorzüglich deshalb, weil es genau in die rechte Zeit traf." (Dichtung und Wahrheit)

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        A Grammar of the Persian Language.

      London: Printed by J. Richardson 1775.. Second edition, small 4to in 2's, (ii), xix, (i), 147, (45) pp. First three and final leaves with edges slightly chipped, some marginal browning. Recent half calf, marbled boards, black spine label. Appointed tutor to Lord Althorp while still at Oxford, Jones was a renowned oriental scholar as well as a friend of many of the learned men of the day such as Garrick and Burke. Appointed as a Judge to Calcutta in 1783 the last decade of his life was prolific; he founded the Bengal Asiatic society and became the first Englishman to master Sanskrit.

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        A Draught of the Gut of Canso Between Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island, Surveyed by the King's Ships in 1761. / A Plan of Port Dauphin, on the Eastern Side of Cape Breton Island, Surveyed in 1743. / A plan of Murgain or Cow Bay, on the Eastern Side of Cape Breton Island, Surveyed in August 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] [X]

      London: Robert Sayer & John Bennett, 25 March 1775. Copper engraving on a single page (approx. plate area: 14 x 21 inches). Good condition, old vertical fold. 14 1/2 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). Cf. Sabin, Dictionary of Books Relating to America 35966; Skelton & Tooley, "The Marine Surveys of James Cook in North America" 13.X in Tooley, The Mapping of America.

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        Sagan af Gunnlaugi Ormstungu ok Skalld-Rafni, sive Gunnlaugi Vermilingvis & Rafnis Poetæ vita. Ex Manuscriptis Legati Magnæani cum Interpretatione Latina, notis, Chronologia, tabulis Genealogicis, & Indicibus, tam rerum, qvam Verborum.

      København, A. H. Godiche, 1775. 4to. XXXII + 318 + (79) s. Ekstra kobberstukket tittelbl. 3 kobbertukne plansjer, hvorav 2 foldede. Kobberstukne vignetter. Fint nyere priv. håndb. skinnbd. med fem opph. bind.. *Et stort, ubeskåret eksemplar på skrivepapir

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        Die Leiden des jungen Werthers. Erster - Zweyter Theil (alles). Aechte Auflage.

      Hanau und Düsserldorf, 1775. 8vo. Bound w. both title-pages in one nice cont. hcalf w. five raised band on back, back gilt. First title-page w. larger brown spots, otherwise only occational brownspotting, and old owner's name (D. Eggers). Both t-p.s w. woodcut vignette (a building w. a wide tower).. Rare early edition published one year after the first edition. In 1774 only the first edition (D1) and a "Doppeldruck" (D1alfa), which is mentioned under the first edition in Hagen, were published. Hagen mentions 9 publications from 1775, based on the original. This edition is mentioned as number 3, and is identified as D1b1. "Stammt aus D1b, jedoch nach D2 oberflächlich durchkorrigiert" (Hagen p. 111). It is an "Aechte Auflage", distinguishing it from the other 1775 pirated editions. Hagen 83.The novel, written in form of letters, is Goethe's novel-debut. It caused him almost overnight fame, and the style of writing has influenced an entire generation of writers. No other of Goethe's works has been so widely read by his contemporaries, and no other work in general has been of as great importance to the Sturm und Drang-period; the work also caused the so-called "Lesesucht" (the important and wide-going debate in late 18th century on misreading and on dangerous and harmful literature). The impact it had on not only literature, but on almost all aspects of life at the time, was immense. Werther might well be the first cult-figure ever; -a true "Werther-Fieber" broke loose, resulting in a distinct Werther-fashion (yellow trousers, yellow waist-coat, blue coat, as described by Goethe in the novel), Walther-perfume, Walther-cups etc. Many susceptible to influence actually killed themselves in sympathy with the suffering Werther (the first copycat-suicides of the world), and the work incited the romantic urge for revolution; the work is also said to have been Napoleon's favourite novel, which he carried with him at all times.Goethe himself was very surprised by the impact of the work, and said about it: "Die Wirkung dieses Büchleins war groß, ja ungeheuer, und vorzüglich deshalb, weil es genau in die rechte Zeit traf." (Dichtung und Wahrheit)

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        Roland furieux... traduction nouvelle par m. d'ussieux. a paris, 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). Bellissima legatura di poco posteriore in mezza pelle rossa con punte, dorsi a nervi con titoli in oro e fregi ai piccoli ferri ed a secco. Piatti, sguardie e tagli marmorizzati. Ottimo esemplare, particolarmente fresco ed in eccellente 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..."". Non comune e nel presente esemplare impreziosito da una legatura davvero attraente e decorativa.

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