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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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        [Chart of the Harbour of Boston. Composed from different Surveys; but principally from that taken in 1769, by Mr. George Callendar, Late Master of His Majesty's Ship the Romney]

      London: Published by J.F.W. Des Barres in 'The Atlantic Neptune', August 5th, 1775. Copper-engraved and etched map, with aquatint, on two joined sheets. Printed on laid paper with `J Bates' watermark and `JB' countermark, in excellent condition. 30 1/4 x 42 5/8 inches. The finest and most celebrated sea chart of Boston Harbor ever produced, and a highly important Revolutionary War map depicting details relating to the Siege of Boston This is one the most important maps contained in Des Barres' The Atlantic Neptune, and one of the most significant large-scale maps of the Revolutionary War. It provides an invaluable record of Boston at the beginning of the war, covering the area from the environs of the city out into the open waters of Massachusetts Bay. A particularly striking feature is the use of boldly etched and subtly aquatinted details to capture the diverse topography of the region, including the numerous hills, islands, and river estuaries. It is important to remember that this was issued as a working sea-chart, and as such the cartographer has naturally concentrated on features such as depth soundings, indicated by detailed lines and based on surveys by Samuel Holland and George Callendar, and the navigable channels between the harbor's numerous shoals, which are delicately outlined in stipple-engraving. Holland's original manuscript map is today preserved in the British Hydrographic Library at Taunton, Somerset. The present map shows the city of Boston, with its streets carefully outlined, occupying a pear-shaped peninsula, a position that would soon prove precarious to its British defenders in the escalating conflict. This is the second state (of five) of Des Barres' chart, and is identical to the Henry Stevens Collection, variant 96D, in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. This state shows a number of notable changes when compared with the original, and was evidently altered to take particular account of the Siege of Boston (April 19, 1775 to March 17, 1776). Henry Stevens noted that this state depicted the addition of "Numerous Forts, Batteries, Redoubts, &c. [which] have been inserted in many places, notably on the Charles Town peninsula, and on the mainland between 'Willis Creek' and 'Mystic River,' also on the east and north side of 'Charles River' below 'Cambridge'...[also] to the south of 'Boston Neck' and 'Dorchester Neck'...[This state] is almost as rare as the first state. It is found in some copies of the earliest edition of the Neptune." The accuracy, scope and artistic virtue of Des Barres's Chart of the Harbour of Boston was apparent to his contemporaries and it became the main source map of the area for decades to come.Joseph Frederick Wallet Des Barres was born in Switzerland, where his Huguenot ancestors had fled following the repeal of the Edict of Nantes. He studied under the great mathematician Daniel Bernoulli at the University of Basel, before immigrating to Britain where he trained at the Royal Military College, Woolwich. Upon the outbreak of hostilities with France in 1756, he joined the British Royal American Regiment as a military engineer. He came to the attention of General James Wolfe, who appointed him to join his personal detail. During this period he also worked with the legendary future explorer James Cook on a monumental chart of the St. Lawrence River. Upon the conclusion of the Seven Years War, Britain's empire in North America was greatly expanded, and this required the creation of a master atlas featuring new and accurate sea charts for use by the Royal Navy. Des Barres was enlisted to survey the coastlines of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. With these extremely accurate surveys in hand, Des Barres returned to London in 1774, where the Royal Navy charged him with the Herculean task of producing the atlas. He was gradually forwarded the manuscripts of numerous advanced surveys conducted by British cartographers in the American Colonies, Jamaica and Cuba, of which the present map is based on the work of Samuel Holland, conducted in the 1760s. The result was The Atlantic Neptune, which became the most celebrated sea atlas of its era, containing the first systematic survey of the east coast of North America. Des Barres's synergy of great empirical accuracy with the peerless artistic virtue of his aquatint views, created a work that "has been described as the most splendid collection of charts, plates and views ever published" (National Maritime Museum Catalogue). The Neptune eventually consisted of four volumes and Des Barres's dedication to the project was so strong that often at his own expense he continually updated and added new charts and views to various editions up until 1784, producing over 250 charts and views, many appearing in several variations. All of these charts were immensely detailed, featuring both hydrographical and topographical information, such that in many cases they remained the most authoritative maps of the regions covered for several decades. Following the completion of The Neptune, Des Barres returned to Canada, where he remained for a further forty years, becoming a senior political figure and a wealthy land owner, living to the advanced age of 103. Cf. Guthorn,British Maps of the American Revolution, (referring to Holland's original manuscript) 59/3; Krieger & Cobb p.107 (1781 issue); Lingel, Atlantic Neptune N91.2; National Maritime Museum, Henry Stevens Collection K0713 HNS 96D; National Maritime Museum, Catalogue, 78-83; Nebenzahl Bibliography 3; Stevens, Bibliography of the Atlantic Neptune (unpublished) pp.211-216; Sellers & Van Ee, 945.

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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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