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        The Elements, Analysis, and Practice of Arithmetic, Vulger, Decimal, and Duodecimal, in all the parts of modern business, mercantile or mechanical: with plane trigonometry, rectangular, and oblique, applied to the computation of heights and distances, on the Earth, on the Sea, and in the Heavens, by Arithmetic only. The second edition. Revised, corrected, and enlarged.

      Printed by A. Adam, for Morison and MacCallum, 1775., Glasgow: - 8vo. vii, [1], [xi]-xiii, [1], 368 [miss-numbered 268] pp. Original full red polished calf, gilt tooled with decorative border and center device, raised bands, gilt dec. spine, dark title spine label, a.e.g.; hinges a bit worn. Former ownership name removed from title. Very good. This volume has a DOUBLE FORE-EDGE PAINTING by the American Doubler painter, with scenes of New York and Philadelphia, painted sometime after WWII and before November 1965 [a date in the back of the book shows that time, presumed to be a bookseller�s mark]. [JWRB] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Beobachtungen und Anmerkungen auf Reisen durch Deutschland. In Fragmenten und Briefen.

      Mit gest. Titelvign., IV, 544 S., 4 Bl., rest. Pappband mit hs. Rückenschild, durchgeh. etw. stockig, insgesamt gutes Exemplar. Unser Exemplar stammt aus einer Druckvariante der 11. Auflage, der letzten zu Lebzeitens Hallers erschienen Auflage. Diese gilt als seltener als die von Dunker illustrierte Ausgabe. Ohne das Porträtkupfer und ohne die Textvignetten von Dunker. Anstelle des Porträtkupfers verwendet ist Dunkers Titelkupfer aus der Ausgabe von Hallers "Poesies" (Bern 1775), das im Hintergrund die Stadt Bern und die Alpenkette zeigt, im Vordergrund Hallers Büste. - Lundsgaard-Hansen 571 ("Andere Exemplare ohne Portrait u. Abb.") vgl. Goedeke IV/1,24,2m Balmer, Haller 36f. ..."Eines der bedeutendsten Dokumente der Lyrik der Frühaufklärung, die sich unter dem Einfluß der Aufklärungsphilosophie eines Leibniz oder Wolff .. von der Tradition des Spätbarocks löst. Neben Lehrgedichten enthält das Bändchen Satiren auf die Verhältnisse in Bern, der berühmteste Text aber ist das Lehrgedicht "Die Alpen".. - KNLL).

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        Institutionum Dn Justiani SS Principia, Libri Quatuor a Domino.

      1775 - A Manuscript Paraphrase of Justinian's Institutes [Manuscript]. [Roman Law]. [Corpus Juris Civilis]. Institutionum Dn. Justiani SS Principia, Libri Quatuor a Domino Ruffat Editi Anno Domino 1775. Toulouse, 1775. [i], 41, 56, 29, 29, 6 ff. Quarto (9" x 6-3/4"). Contemporary mottled calf, raised bands gilt ornaments and gilt title (reading Instit/ Justin) to spine, edges rouged, marbled endpapers. Light rubbing and a few minor nicks to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, chipping to head of spine, corners somewhat worn. Moderate toning to interior, text in neat hand. A handsome item. $1,250. * This appears to be a fair copy of lectures on the Institutes of Justinian or a text that circulated in manuscript. We were not able to locate any information about the author, Ruffat. It is a section-by-section paraphrase of Justinian's text with a table of contents and index. Many sections have cross-references to other sections. A note on the title page states "Ad Usum j. V. Dardignae," likely the owner of the manuscript. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Grundriß des österreichischen Staatsrechtes. (Franz Ferdinand Schrötters der Rechte Doktors und kais. kön. wirklichen Hofraths [et]c).

      Wien, bey Joseph Kurzböck 1775. 1.Auflage, Titel, 9 nn.Bl., 143 Seiten 8° , Leder- Hardcover/Pappeinband mit Verwendung des originalen Leders reparierter Einband etwas berieben, etwas fleckig, sonst guter und sauberer Zustand. ---------------------------- Franz Ferdinand Schrötter (1736–1780), österreichischer Jurist und Historiker

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        An account of further discoveries in air.

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

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        Revolutionary War 14 letters from an active, articulate British Naval Officer, 1775-1779, with great content

      England; Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1775-1779. about 7.875" x 12.875". "Archive comprised of fifteen ALS, fourteen penned by Lieutenant Edward Down of the H.M.S. Blonde to his wife Mary, as well as around ten address leaves. The letters are handwritten in Down's precise and elegant cursive on watermarked cream paper, most sheets measuring around 7.875" x 12.875". The correspondence ranges from May 1775 to February 1779 when Down, an officer of the Royal Navy posted on the H.M.S. Blonde, was stationed in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Each letter is annotated with the date, location, and sometimes an internal numbering system. Archive also includes one letter written by Down's wife, and at least four letters annotated by Mary, where she exhorts God to safeguard her husband. Letters are in very to extra fine condition, with expected wear including fold marks, and several with evidence of conservation and other professional repairs. At least two letters have blank infilled tops, as do many address leaves. The bulk of the latter is addressed to "Mrs. Down, Ilfracombe near Barnstaple, Devon", and some with partial wax seals, philatelic markings, and London, Bristol, Portsmouth, or Falmouth postmarks, most with weathering.The overall tone of Down's correspondence to his wife is solicitous and affectionate. Down addresses his letters to "My dear Life", as he called Mary, who lived in southwestern England with at least five children, Will, James, Edward, Sally, and Mary. Down discusses domestic matters like the payment of bills or the dismissal of surly servants in the letters, but also urges his wife to eat enough, not to worry, and to remember to give their oldest son pocket money. Mary's letter and her interspersed comments throughout her husband's letters show that she worshipped her faraway husband.Even independent of its human interest, Down's letters are also extremely informative. He updates his wife about the H.M.S. Blonde and her activities, giving precise accounts of movements, the capture of enemy vessels, and even the weather. Occasionally, Down will also provide interesting commentary about American customs or practices, the American Revolution, and the French. Edward Down served as a lieutenant on the H.M.S. Blonde, a ship confiscated from the French in February 1760 during the Battle of Bishop's Court during the Seven Years' War. Following its capture, the Blonde was outfitted as a 32-gun fifth-rate frigate in the British Royal Navy, meaning it was in the next to highest class for a fighting vessel. In records from 1760, the Blonde weighed about 703 tons and could accommodate 220 crew members including marines. Fifth-rate frigates were often fast and well-armed, and were frequently dispatched on special assignments to interrupt enemy shipping. Although there was considerable risk in serving on a fifth-rate frigate like the Blonde, there was also considerable opportunity, as crew members received shares of the profits depending on their rank.Nova Scotia was the target of American as well as foreign navies during the Revolutionary War. The Royal Navy maintained a presence at Halifax to doubly protect its settlements and harass its harassers. Down mentions prize money frequently throughout his letters. The Blonde intercepted American and French vessels carrying arms, fabric, tea, foodstuffs, and lumber from Europe, the Caribbean, and the colonies. Confiscated goods were sold at Halifax, where Down often complained they were sold at a depressed value. In the last letter of this series dated February 6, 1779, Down's percentage of the profits was recorded as one third of a one eighth share. Lieutenants were second only to the ship captain in how much prize money they collected by size of share. His letters to Mary carefully record his various winnings, as he had a large family to support.Down's whereabouts are unknown after the winter of 1779. We might assume, however, that this career naval officer was still aboard the Blonde during the rest of the American Revolution. About three years after this last letter was written, the Blonde was shipwrecked off Nova Scotia's southeastern tip at Seal Island (now known as Blonde Island). The Blonde's British crew as well as sixty American prisoners were rescued by Captain Noah Stoddard, an American privateer. The Blonde's crew were allowed to embark the H.M.S. Observer, a vessel that was shortly engaged in the Battle of Halifax while en route to port. If Edward Down was aboard the Observer at this time, the chances that he was wounded or killed were very small; three British were killed and five wounded in the battle with the American privateer Jack. Of the other frigates mentioned in Down's letters -- such as the Mermaid, Greyhound, Orpheus, Scarborough, Thetis, and Iris - the historical records show that most were either wrecked, burnt, or captured between 1778 and 1781.Please see below for letter excerpts with uncorrected spelling and grammar errors:Clements Inn, No. 16May 5th 1775"In my letter of Tuesday last, I promisd you a Copy of the Petition ... much to the purpose [for] had it been a lone one, it might have deterred H.M.S. from perusing it". The petition on the back of the letter reads in part: "To the Queens most Excellent Majesty, The humble Petition of Edward Down, a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy, Most humbly showeth, That your Petitioner served as a Midshipman, in the yatch [yacht] that conducted your Majesty from Stadt to England, and by the desire of your Majesty had the peculiar Honour of being appointed an Officer on that Occasion. That your Petition being now on half pay, finds great difficulty in supporting himself and a large Family". Down then requests an appointment as commander of a Post Office packet ship. BlondeNovr 8th 1777 (letter with small portion absent) "In this out of the way place, we hear no news of what is going on in America, I mean the ? part of it, where our Armies are in Action. There is now and then some of their Privateers brought in here, and some retaken Ships, every thing very dear, and but little fresh Provisions to be got except fish which we have in great abundance".HalifaxJany 15th 1778" ... We fell in with Several of the Enemy's Vessels, but from the shortness of the day, and gales of wind coming on whilst in chace, we only took possession of one which we sent in to this Port, a Brig from Madeira bound to New York calld the Brothers worth £10000 Sterl: but as we are only paid an eight part for Salvage, my share will not amount to more than 50£, she had on board 150 Boxes of preserv'd Citron. I shall endeavor to send one by a Ship bound to Bristol at present we are told no part of her Cargo is to be sold but if it is to be had, I shall be very happy in procuring you one ... I am so sanguine in my expectations that I would not take a Hundred Guineas for my chance of Prize money for the first Cruize, their Privateers are very numerous. We should have stopp'd some of them last cruize had not our Ship been very foul, and the days short. The Prospect of getting something considerable by remaining in America is so great that I have refused a Change, onto one of the Ships now bound home; and might have had a consideration for the exchange pray God direct him for the Best, but I am resolv'd to see the End of this War if please God ... I should have been very uneasy at times had he [Down's son Will] been with me, the Ship till lately having been very sickly and buried 30 Men since we left England. In August last we were sent up a narrow, intricate River to destroy some saw mills, but the rebels and Indians were better prepar'd for us than we expected, so that after burning some of their houses & Stores, and losing a few of our men, we were oblig'd to embark again, and was near losing the Ship, in getting down the River". BlondeJany 24th 1778"This you will receive by the Nancy Cap Brown bound for Bristol who has on board directed to you a Box of Citron, and in the Box, a new Dollar for each of the Children, likewise some dried salt fish is a present to your father ... "BlondeMay 17th 1778" ... it is the general Complaint in America of the Miscarriage of Letters ... on the 5th April retook a Brig from Cork with Provisions, on the 8th took a Brig from Salem in Ballast, on the 21st a Brig from Bilboa for Boston, on the 23d a Sloop Privateer 6 Guns and 30 Men, the same night a brig Privateer of 10 Guns surrenderd to us but a thick fog and blowing weather coming on, she got away, the next day, we drove on Shore in Liverpoole Bay a French frigate call'd Le Duc de Choseil of 24 Guns and 120 Men, loaded with Arms, Cloathing &c for Boston, we were very unfortunate in not being able to get her off, had we carried her into Halifax, my Share would have been full fifteen Hundred Pounds, we got out of her five thousand stand of Arms, as many suits of Cloathing, Twelve Brass, and thirty two Iron Cannon, and many other Articles, she had on board a great quantity of Tea, Silks, Cambricks, &c which the Saltwater damaged so much as to be of no Service to us. They had the presumption to engage us for a short time, but after having eight of their Men Kill'd, and as many wounded, they submitted, thus ends our Cruize, now for all these Prizes, I don't expect to get more than 250£, had they been carried to any other port suppose it would have been double that Sum"."I hope your Sweetmeats are preserv'd. I got out of the french Ship a few Jars, very excellent, and a great Variety which shall send by the first conveyance to Bristol, likewise two pieces of Chintz for Gowns. They were design'd for some American fair one, poor Lady, it will be no small Disappointment"."I am much indebted to Governor Arbuthnot for his great Civilities, frequently dine with him, he is soon to be recall'd being appointed an Admiral and I think it not all unlikely that I shall return to England with him, and be again under his command"."The Blonde, now Clean, is the first sailing Frigate in America".BlondeJuly 2d 78"I send this by a Snow bound to London but as she sails without Convoy, or Guns, you will be fortunate if it comes to hand ... we took the Washington Privateer of 12 Guns & 65 Men a French Brig from the West Indies, a Brig loaded with Lumber, two Sloops & a Schooner, but as we have no other port for the sale of them, don't expect to get more than 100£ as I am convinc'd that they will not sell for a third of their Value ... The new Governor is expected out very soon, perhaps, the present one may return to England in the Blonde. I wish it much, however it is pretty certain the Blonde will not remain another winter in America, we sail in a few days for Annapolis with a Supply of Provisions for some Ships station'd there and shall return to this place in the course of a fortnight or three weeks ... "BlondeAugust 13th 1778" ... as the Marines are to embark in a few days for England, you will by that conveyance receive it ... I have no happiness when absent from you. Twenty frigates are to be sent home from America, so that it is very unlikely the Blonde will winter in America. I cou'd wish my dear Lide, you would consult your Father about building a Skift and if possible to get a Commission for her, as we are now on the Eve of a French war ... "BlondeOct 2d 78"I had great hopes that the Blonde wou'd have convoy'd home the Battalion of Marines, but now the Greyhound is order'd for that Service ... for these three months past the attention of this Squadron has been taken up in watching the french fleet, which has prevented the Blonde from meeting with that success she would have had. They are now at Boston, three of their largest Ships, dismasted and much shatter'd by three of our fifty Guns ships and by late accounts from thence it appears there is no great Harmony between the Americans & French. They are cutting one another's throats very fast, are very much distraught for Provisions (Bread in particular) I hope there is not a rascal of them will get back to france. Had they not interfer'd in this dispute matters wou'd have been settled long ago, and the Blonde in England by this time, however I am not without hopes of seeing you this Year, but I believe it depends on the French fleet leaving the Coast of America".BlondeOctober 12th 1778"In my last I mention'd there was about 100£ more to receive when the whole of our prize goods are sold, and how'd we be allow'd head money for the crew of the French Ship it will be forty more ... "BlondeNovr 24th 78"My last was by the Pacific dated Octr 12th soon after we sail'd for Boston Bay on a Cruize from which I had great expectations but we had scarcely arrived on our Station when we met with a Violent Gale of Wind, obliged to heave our Guns overboard which put an End to our Cruize of Course, and we made the best of our way to this Port; where we arriv'd about ten days since and on examining our Masts find both Fore & Mainmasts much sprung ... the Iris and Scarboro Men of War sail for England in three Weeks or a Month"BlondeFeby 6th 79"My last letter dated Novr. 20th was sent by a Brig bound to Falmouth she saild without Convoy, or Guns to protect her from the Enemy ... We have the greatest Reason to expect happiness with our new Captain, he has great interest with the Commander in Chief Admiral Gambier, having formerly been his Captain, that we may expect the best of Cruizes ... I have been sent to twice by ? George Collier who commd at Halifax to be her first Lieut in the Rainbow, but as the Ship is directly in Harbor, I thought it against my Interest to accept of it. As the Blonde will go to the Leward, and likely will be Frequently at New York, therefore beg you will write me by the Packett to be left at the Post office there ... We have only receiv'd the first dividend for the french Ship, and no part of the french brig Catherine taken in June last ... It is a great mortification to us to be laying here froze up and doing nothing in the beginning of the French War.A truly remarkable collection of Revolutionary war letters describing American and French movements as seen from the other side.Ex William J. Burger Collection"

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        The constitution of England, or an account of the English government; in which it is compared with the Republican form of Government, and occasionally with the other Monarchies in Europe.

      London: printed by T. Spilsbury. and sold by G. Kearsley 1775 - 8vo., vii + (i) + 448pp., small blindstamp on title and cancelled inkstamp on verso of title of Maidstone Museum, first and final leaves just a bit spotted or browned, contemporary half calf gilt over marbled boards, a little wear to spine but a very good copy with the 19th century armorial bookplate of Julius Lucius Brenchley>*. First edition in English. See Sweet & Maxwell I, 100(27). An 18th century classic, first published in French in Amsterdam in 1771 and in English in London in 1775. It was highly praised by Bentham (who compared him with Blackstone) and D'Israeli (who described De Lolme as 'the English Montesquieu'). The book was frequently reprinted well into the 19th century. 'John Louis De Lolme was born about 1740 at Geneva, where he practised for a short time as an advocate. Coming to England about 1769, he set himself to the study of its government, being led to the subject, as he tells us, by the peculiarity of the system, and by his experience of political troubles in his own country, which, as he considered, had given him 'insight into the first real principles of governments.' He began to write his book after being a year in England, and published it about nine months afterwards. It was first written in French, and brought out in Holland. The circumstances in which the work appeared in English are somewhat obscure. In 1772 was published anonymously A Parallel between the English Constitution and the former Government of Sweden,> which was in great part extracted from the essay on the English constitution, and has generally been treated as the work of De Lolme, though done into English by another hand. In seeking subscriptions for the publication of a translation of the essay, he found that one had already been begun by two booksellers. He paid them £10, he says, in order to engage them to drop their undertaking, and published the first English edition in 1775. It has been suggested that he was assisted in the translation by Baron Maseres, whom De Lolme 'for several months visited each morning at his chambers at the Temple'; and the general excellence of the English makes it unlikely that it should have proceeded from a foreigner who had been only a few years resident in this country. We may presume, at any rate, that he availed himself of the translation which he bought from the booksellers. De Lolme's treatise on the English constitution formerly enjoyed a high reputation. It appeared at a favourable moment, when the rise of modern radicalism made constitutional questions of engrossing interest; it flattered the national pride by representing England as the only country where the government was at once strong and free; it was written in an easy style; and, until recently, it kept a secure place through the absence of any good systematic work on the English constitution. It threw little, if any, fresh light on the subject. A foreign critic has truly described it as an elaboration of a single short chapter of Montesquieu. Bentham, indeed, comparing him with Blackstone, says: 'Our author has copied, but Mr. De Lolme has thought;' and certainly, amidst much exaggeration and distorted judgments, the essay contains many shrewd observations on political affairs. As an enthusiastic statement of the theory that the freedom of the English constitution is the result of the balance of the different parts, the 'equilibrium between the ruling powers of the state', it still deserves study. But as a history and exposition of the constitution it has been superseded.' [DNB] * Julius Lucius Brenchley (1816-1873), traveller and author, bequeathed the bulk of his collections in ethnography and natural history, and his oriental objects, paintings, and library to the town of Maidstone, with an endowment for their preservation. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Journal of the Resolution's Voyage, in 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775. On Discovery to the southern hemisphere, by which the non existence of an undiscovered continent . is demonstratively proved. Also a journal of the Adventure's voyage, in the years 1772, 1773, and 1774. With an account of the separation of the two ships

      London 1775 - (8 1/4 x 4 7/8 inches). 1 folding engraved map, 5 engraved plates, extra-illustrated with 1 folding engraved map "Part of the Tropical Discoveries of the Resolution Sloop Captain J. Cook in 1774" Contemporary calf, spine gilt in compartments with raised bands, morocco lettering-piece "The first printed account of man's entry into the region south of the Antarctic circle" (Spence) and the earliest published complete account of Cook's second voyage, issued at least eighteen months prior to the official version. "A rare work . contain[ing] 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). The second voyage included the first crossing of the Antarctic circle, making Marra's narrative the earliest firsthand account of the Antarctic, and the engraved plates are the first depictions of that region. Due to the strict regulations against private publications, the work was published anonymously, but the identity of the author did not remain a mystery for long. "Correspondence between Cook and the Admiralty shows that the author was John Marra, one of the gunners' mates in the Resolution. He was an Irishman whom Cook had picked up at Batavia during the first voyage. He made an abortive attempt to desert at Tahiti on 14 May 1774, an escapade of which Cook took so lenient a view that he says - 'I know not if he might have obtained my consent, if he had applied for it in proper time.' This did not, however, as Marra states at p. 241, prevent his being put in irons." (Holmes). This copy contains the extremely rare extra folded map, "Part of the Tropical Discoveries of the Resolution Sloop Captain J. Cook in 1774," which is noted by Beddie and Rosove, but which is not called for in most of the references. This map has been present in only three of the twenty-five copies of the first edition sold at auction in the last thirty or so years. The chart appears opposite the first page of text and shows New Caledonia and the Great Cyclades islands to the north and Norfolk island to the south. It is a most interesting production, and is to be found in two states: first, as here with the engraver's name and with the position of Norfolk Island incorrectly placed 4° too far south; and second, with the engraver's name erased (but just visible), with Norfolk Island's latitude corrected. The chart follows two of the Gilbert manuscript charts (see David 2.225/6/) in spelling Ballabeah Isle with a final "h," unlike all the other manuscript charts. We have a definite date for the corrected issue of this chart, as it accompanied the article, "Late Voyages of the Resolution and Adventure," published in the Gentleman's Magazine , Vol. XLVI, 1776 (edited by David Henry), opposite page 120 in the March issue. Therefore, it seems probable that the uncorrected chart found its way into copies of Marra issued during the last two or three months of 1775. Bagnall 630; Beaglehole II, pp.cliii-clv; Beddie 1270; Conrad p.13; Davidson p.60; Hill (2004) 1087; Hocken, p.14; Holmes 16; Kroepelien 809; O'Reilly-Reitman 379; Rosove 214.A1b; Sabin 16247; Spence 758; Streeter Sale 2408. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        HISTOIRE DE L'ASTRONOMIE ANCIENNE, DEPUIS SON ORIGINE JUSQU'À L'ÉTABLISSEMENT DE L'ÉCOLE D'ALEXANDRIE

      Paris: Chez Les Freres DEBURE. Good. 1775. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed on title page by "Le Chevalier De Corberon" (Marie Daniel Bourrée Corberon, baron de; 1748-1810). He was a French diplomat to the Russian court in St. Petersburg & authored a book about his experiences. Also, armorial bookplate of "Sir James Gomer Berry" a millionaire publisher & industrialist. The author, Jean Sylvain Bailly ( 1736 – 1793) , was a French astronomer, mathematician, freemason, and political leader of the early part of the French Revolution. He served as the mayor of Paris from 1789 to 1791, and was ultimately guillotined during the Reign of Terror. Contemporary mottled calf with faded gilt decoration/lettering on spine. Both joints cracked with covers firmly attached. Spine ends & edges worn & corners rubbed through. Internally text is tight, clean & intact with light age toning mostly on the first & last few pages. [xxii, 526 pp, 3 folding plates] Marbled endpapers. French text. Astronomy, Science. ; B&W & Color Drawing; 8vo; 526 pages .

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        The Congress Canvassed: or, An Examination into the Conduct of the Delegates, at Their Grand Convention, Held in Philadelphia, Sept. 1, 1774. Addressed to the Merchants of New York. By A. W. Farmer [pseud]

      New York, Printed: London Reprinted for Richardson and Urquhart, 1775, 1775. First English edition. Sabin 78563; Adams, American Controversy, 74-69b; ESTC T13510, recording four copies in the UK and seven in the US. Fine copy.. 8vo, modern dark blue half morocco, blue cloth boards, gilt lettering. Half title present. One of several pamphlets by Samuel Seabury (1729-1796), clergyman, controversialist and pamphleteer, in which he attacked the measures of the Continental Congress and defended the cause of the British in North America. A earlier pamphlet, Free Thoughts on the Proceedings of the Continental Congress, elicited a response from the young Alexander Hamilton, his first published work, and here Seabury responds to that. Seabury forcefully defended the British rule in the Colonies, but paid dearly for it, as did his American printer, James Rivington, whose printing office was ransacked by the Sons of Liberty. In the Postscript Seabury challenges the author of A Full Vindication of the Measures of the Congress - that is, Hamilton - to further exchanges and suggests that he consult with Johnson's Dictionary in his use of language. Seabury later became the first Episcopal Bishop in North America.

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        Finely illustrated scroll on prepared paper in ink and color, from the label on the outside of scroll "Suzuki Nanrei sensei mai no e" ("Teacher Nanrei Suzuki's Drawings of Dance"). Scroll measuring 290 x 6750 mm., 15 sheets, gold flecked grey borders & endpapers

      - [Probably Kyoto]: n.d. A finely illustrated scroll of 21 scenes of actors, individual or in groups, in costumes for Kyogen plays. The illustrations are by the artist Nanrei Suzuki (1775-1844), also known as Kansuiken, who studied under Nangaku Watanabe in Kyoto and is most famous for his drawings of birds, flowers, and landscapes. Another theme in which he excelled was the portrayal of actors in costume. His patron was the feudal lord Tango Tanabe Han Makino. These fine and colorful immediate sketches, quite expressive, depict the colorful costumes and actors on stage for Kyogen, a traditional Japanese comic theater. A number of the costumes have contemporary notes regarding the colors. An early collector, "Nancho (?) Koshizuka," who assembled these 15 sheets and put them in scroll format, has written a preface dated "May 1848" stating that his teacher "Nanrei" made these images of Kyogen dancers. At the end, the same collector states that these are original drawings by Nanrei. Fine condition. ? Brown, Block Printing & Book Illustration in Japan, p. 106.

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        Entomologiae Brasilianae specimen. [Bonn, Wolfgang Schwarzkopf, 1821]. With 3 hand-coloured engraved plates, by Franz after S. Weber. With : (2) KLUG, Johann Christoph Friedrich. Entomologiae Brasilianae specimen alterum, sistens insectorum coleopterorum nondum descriptorum centuriam.[Bonn, Wolfgang Schwarzkopf, 1825]. With 5 hand-coloured engraved plates by S. Weber. 2 works in 1 volume. 4to. Modern boards.

      Horn & Schenkling 11967 & 11970; Nissen, ZBI 2214; not in Borba de Moraes. Both parts of a description of entomological specimens from Brazil by the German entomologist Johann Christoph Friedrich Klug (1775-1856). It includes descriptions and illustrations of specimens collected by Grigory Langsdorff, Johann Centurius Hoffmannsegg, Ignaz von Olfers and others. The parts were published in volumes 10 and 12 of Nova acta physico-medica Academia…, the journal of the Academia Leopoldina in Schweinfurt.Untrimmed, first part a bit foxed and plates lightly browned. Good copy.

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        3 Briefe m. eigenh. Unterschrift.

      Zus. 4 S., 4. Nato a Bergamo (allora facente parte della Repubblica Serenissima) il 10 settembre 1775, fu ordinato prete presso l'Ordine di San Benedetto il 21 dicembre 1799, in un'epoca difficile vista la invasione napoleonica e le conseguenti spoliazioni e censure nei confronti degli ordini religiosi in quegli anni. Il 14 dicembre 1840 fu nominato vescovo di Verona. Verrà consacrato il 17 luglio dell'anno successivo. Il 15 marzo 1852 fu elevato patriarca di Venezia, ruolo che manterrà fino alla morte, che lo coglierà appena cinque anni dopo, il 9 aprile 1857 (Wikipedia). - Der Empfänger der auf Italienisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. -

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        The Duenna or Double Elopement, a Comic-Opera As performed at the Theatre Royal in Covent Garden for the Voice, Harpsichord, or Violin. Price 10s„6. [Piano-vocal score]

      London: C. and S. Thompson, 1775. First Edition, first issue. BUC p. 294. RISM L2460. The Duenna, to a libretto by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, was first performed at Covent Garden in London on November 21, 1775. "The music for the opera was primarily the responsibility of the elder Linley, who took suggestions from Sheridan and Sheridan's wife. Most of his own contributions (which amount to about half of the total) are in fact based on traditional tunes and works by other composers, notably the finale to Act 3, 'Come now for jest and smiling', for which he used the melody of Morley's ballett Now is the month of maying, a brilliant choice. Among the items that he allocated to his son Thomas (ii) are a larger number of newly composed pieces, including the overture and the air 'Sharp is the woe'; this is one of the younger Linley's finest songs, scored imaginatively for horns and strings... Only a few of the musical items were published in a vocal score, and none in full score." Gwilym Beechey in Grove Music Online.. Oblong folio. Full 20th-century mid-brown cloth with titling gilt to upper, floral patterned endpapers. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), [1] (blank), 2-58 pp. Engraved. Binding slightly worn and rubbed. Minor internal browning, staining and foxing; slightly trimmed; upper outer corner of first blank preliminary leaf torn away.

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

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

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        De Novorum Ossium, in Integris aut Maximis, ob Morbos, Deperditionibus, Regeneratione Experimenta..

      Three folding engraved plates & one folding printed table. x, [11]-240 pp. 8vo, cont. vellum over boards (binding a little soiled & stained). Paris: F.A. Didot, 1775. First edition. Troja (1747-1827), studied medicine at Naples and in 1774 he went to Paris where he began the research on the formation of bone tissue and bone generation which made him famous. Although Réaumur and Trembley had earlier demonstrated the regrowth of limbs in crustacea and polyps, no one before had considered the possibility of regrowth of bones. "Troja demonstrated that if a foreign body is introduced into the marrow cavity of a long bone, the bony cylinder dies and a new bone is formed all around the necrotic one, the latter being eventually eliminated. Accordingly, Troja suggested that in treating extensive caries of the bone, marrow should be destroyed, so that new bone formation would result."-Leonardo, Lives of Master Surgeons, p. 428. Troja later took up again his work on bone surgery and regeneration. In 1814 he first described the perforating connective-tissue fibers, usually known as "Sharpey's fibers." Fine crisp copy. Ex Bibliotheca Mechanica. ❧ D.S.B., XIII, pp. 464-65. Hirsch, V, p. 642-"a very important work" (in trans.).

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        Les Saisons poëme

      Paris: s.n., 1775. Fine. s.n., Paris 1775, xxxvj (1p.) 38-467pp. (1f. errata), relié. - Seventh edition, illustrated with a frontispiece, a jewel on the title and 4 figures by Moreau the Younger, 4 delicious vignettes by Choffard for The Seasons, and 2 figures of Moreau the Younger for Tales, Poems and fugitive Eastern Fables. Binding nineteenth full blue morocco night. Back with five nerves decorated with florets countryside (vines, wheat and sickle, game and hunting horn ...) and gilded boxes. Triple net and golden geometric lace framing boards. Large gold lace framing of paper contreplats to the tank and bookplates. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Septième édition, illustrée d'un frontispice, d'un fleuron sur le titre et de 4 figures par Moreau le jeune, 4 délicieuses vignettes par Choffard, pour Les Saisons, et de 2 figures de Moreau le jeune pour les Contes, Poésies fugitives et les Fables orientales. Notre exemplaire est enrichi de tirés à part du fleuron de titre et des vignettes de Choffard. Reliure XIXème en plein maroquin bleu nuit. Dos à cinq nerfs orné de fleurons champêtres (vigne, blé et serpe, gibier et cor de chasse...) ainsi que de caissons dorés. Triple filet et dentelle géométrique dorés en encadrement des plats. Large dentelle dorée en encadrement des contreplats de papier à la cuve.   Mors supérieur frotté. Des bibliothèques Francis Kettaneh et Irwin Laughlin, avec leurs ex-libris.

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        Les saisons

      à Amsterdam: S.n., 1775. Fine. S.n., à Amsterdam 1775, Grd et fort in-8 (14x23cm), xxxvj 38-467p., relié. - Seventh edition of the Seasons, after the original was published in 1769 and illustrated by Plover, but First printing illustration of Moreau. This edition is a reprint of that of 1769 and includes the headers Chauffart, but adds 7 figures Moreau, engraved by Delaunay, Duclos, Lebas, Prévost. Note also that the strong paper used for this edition is not the same as the paper end of the first edition. Full contemporary calf. Smooth back ornate. Part of title in red morocco. Flamed veal boards (with supervision Greek) a date later added restoration. Corners bumped. A slot in the upper joint of 5 cm. Pretty good copy. The seasons are preceded by a preface on the bucolic and pastoral poetry and stories followed (as philosophical Ziméo), fugitive pieces, and finally Eastern fables. Voltaire had a great admiration for Saint-Lambert, and especially for his masterpiece: The seasons. This descriptive poetry is also not without charm and will continue to be tasted in the nineteenth century. Saint-Lambert was also essential for the literary society of the eighteenth through its presence in salons. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] 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. Reliure en 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 précédées d'une préface sur la poésie bucolique 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.

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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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        Mémoire sur la nature du Principe qui se combine avec les Métaux pendant leur calcination et qui en augmente le poids" [Lavoisier's Easter Memoir] in Histoire de l'Académie Royale des Sciences. Année 1775. Avec les Mémoires de Mathématique & de Physique, pour la même année. Tirés des Registres de cette Académie, 1778, pp. 520-526

      FIRST EDITION, LAVOISIER'S OFFICIAL EASTER MEMOIR ON THE COMPOSITION OF AIR. In this work, Lavoisier proposed that ordinary air is composed of two different gases, one "highly respirable" (that he named "oxygen") and the other (later named nitrogen) that was unable to support combustion or respiration. This work is commonly referred to as Lavoisier's "Easter Memoir" because he presented an earlier version to the Academy around Easter of 1775; as this is the 1778 revised version, historians regard it as Lavoisier's "official" Easter Memoir (Wikipedia). In April, 1778, "Lavoisier read for a second time the memoir in which he had originally demonstrated, in April 1775, that mercury precipitate reduced without charcoal disengages not fixed air, but the 'air itself entire', or 'the purest portion of the air'. He made some revisions in the text that have attracted widespread attention from historians" (Holmes, Lavoisier, 137). In the time between 1775 and 1778, Lavoisier repeated some of performed some new experiments of his own and repeated some of Priestley's. In the 1778 'official' version, Lavoisier "altered the language in which he had described that air, calling it now 'the most salubrious, the most pure portion of the air', and air 'in an eminently respirable state'. Fastening on to this last phrase, he again referred to the air later in his memoir as 'eminently respirable air'. At the same time he deleted references to it in the original version as 'common air', and eliminated the experimental description that it reacted to the nitrous air test in the same manner as common air… "Historians have tended to treat with suspicion the textual changes Lavoisier made. The implication seems to be that he sought to represent himself as having clearly understood in 1775 that the air released from the mercury calx is a specific portion of the atmosphere when, in fact, he had then still not distinguished it unambiguously from ordinary air. If one couples this suspicion with acceptance of Priestley's charge that Lavoisier had obtained the idea for the experiment from him in the first place, then one creates an image of Lavoisier as one who is known to have had an 'occasional tendency to allow the work of others to pass as his own'. "There is, however, no solid evidence that in making these changes he was attempting to rewrite history… His motivation was probably [simple]. By the spring of 1778, when his new theoretical edifice had solidified, the experiments on mercury calx would have come to appear to him as one of the decisive experimental foundations on which he had erected it. Yet when he looked back on the paper which reported these experiments from the vantage point he had since attained, the descriptions of the air he had identified in it would have appeared confused, ambiguous, and inconsistent. "The embarrassment of allowing such flaws to remain, in what he could now anticipate might someday be regarded as a classic paper, is obvious. Since the paper had yet to appear in the Memoirs of the Academy, chronically two to three years late in publication, he had a convenient opportunity to avoid that outcome" (Holmes). ALSO INCLUDED: An important paper by P. S. Laplace introducing the concept of the "Coriolis effect" fifty years before Coriolis. Euler had also written about the effect in 1749. "Recherches sur plusieurs points du système du monde" in Mémoires de l'Académie des Sciences Année 1775 pp. 75-182, 1778. This is part one of a two part paper. CONDITION & DETAILS: Paris: De l'Imprimerie Royale. 4to (10.5 x 8.25). 11 folding engraved copperplates. Prior ownership name, 'Bernardi' on front free endpaper. Contemporary full leather binding. Front joint between spine and boards cracking but solid. Handsome wide margins throughout. Slight toning throughout, otherwise bright and very clean. Very good condition.

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        La contagion sacrée ou histoire naturelle de la superstition Ouvrage trad

      Londres|[Amsterdam?]: S.n., 1775. Fine. S.n., Londres [Amsterdam?] 1775, in-12 (10x17cm), 188pp. , 192pp., 2 tomes reliés en un volume. - New edition. The original date of 1768. Cardboard pink contemporary. Back smooth threads. Part of title in brown calf. Smear on boards and caps. Although the text was presented as a translation of Jean Trichard, the work is Baron d'Holbach. This story superstition is an indictment against the merciless persecution and political and religious tyrannies what they were, which made terrorized by fear and bigotry as by political ambition. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition. L'originale date de 1768. Reliure en plein Reliure en plein cartonnage rose d'époque. Dos lisse à filets. Pièce de titre en veau brun. Frottis sur les plats et les coiffes. Bien que le texte fût présenté comme une traduction de Jean Trichard, l'oeuvre est bien du baron d'Holbach. Cette histoire de la superstition est un réquisitoire sans pitié contre les persécutions et les tyrannies politiques et religieuses quelle qu'elles furent, qui firent régner la terreur par la peur et le fanatisme tant que par ambition politique.

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        Mémoires de Paul Jones, où il expose ses principaux services, et rappelle ce qui lui est arrivé de plus remarquable pendant le cours de la révolution américaine, particulièrement en Europe.Paris, Louis (colophon: printed by Delance), 1798. 12mo. With engraved frontispiece showing the portrait of Jones and a naval battle. Contemporary, mottled, tanned sheepskin, gold-tooled spine.

      Graff Collection 2242; Howes J-228; Muller, America 1178; Sabin 36559. First edition of the first biography of John Paul Jones, famous naval fighter in the American Revolutionary War, born in Scotland. In his early years, Jones served aboard a number of merchant vessels, but his life took an important turn when he emigrated to North America. From 1775 onwards, Jones made an impressive career in the Continental Navy. As commander of the Ranger and later the Bonhomme Richard, Jones vigorously and successfully fought the British, an achievement for which he was honoured with a gold medal by the Continental Congress (while in Britain he was regarded as a pirate). After a period in the service of Empress Catherine the Great of Russia, during which he repulsed the Ottomans in the Black Sea, Jones sailed for France, spending his last years in Paris. Negligible waterstain the lower margin of pp. 61-74 and some faint thumbing to the half-title and back of the title-page, otherwise in fine condition. Bind rubbed along the hinges, but still good.

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        Flore pittoresque et médicale des Antilles, ou histoire naturelle des plantes usuelles des colonies françaises, anglaises, espagnoles et portugaises.Paris, printed by J. Tastu for Crosnier, the author, (Gauthier and Pichard), 1833, 1827-1829. 8 volumes. 8vo. With 600 engraved plates printed in colour à la poupée and finished by hand. Contemporary green half morocco, gilt upper edges.

      Bradley III, p. 64; DSB IV, p.67; Dunthorne 90; Nissen, BBI 471; Palau 70725; Sabin 19693; Stafleu & Cowan 1391. Richly illustrated survey of the flora of the West Indies, the magnum opus of the famous botanist Michel-Etienne Descourtilz (1775-1836), describing trees, shrubs, weeds, cacti, and many other, mostly flowering, plants. Descourtilz initially concentrated on the medicinal properties of the plants (the various plants are arranged according to these properties), but soon to included plants with commercial possibilities and starting the second volume changed the title from Flore médicale des Antilles to Flore pittoresque et médicale des Antilles, emphasizing the beauty of the plants. Volume one is here included in its second issue, identical to the first except for the title-page.Michel-Étienne Descourtilz, trained as a surgeon, moved to Saint-Dominque (Haiti) in 1798, after his marriage to the daughter of Rossignol-Desdunes, who had plantations in Artibonite, but had to leave after getting involved with the Negro revolution. In 1821 he send his son Jean-Théodore Descourtilz (1796-1855) to visit the Haitian Greater Antilles to make the drawings to be used for the present book. Jean-Théodore later became a naturalist as well, but is best remembered for his ornithological illustrations. With some foxing some minor browning and an occasional smudge, otherwise in good condition, virtually untrimmed. Volume one with the front board detached from the bookblock, volume six with partly cracked hinge, and generally slightly rubbed along the extremities, but bindings otherwise good.

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        Finely illustrated scroll on prepared paper in ink and color, from the label on the outside of scroll "Suzuki Nanrei sensei mai no e" ("Teacher Nanrei Suzuki's Drawings of Dance"). Scroll measuring 290 x 6750 mm., 15 sheets, gold flecked grey borders & endpapers

      [Probably Kyoto]: n.d.A finely illustrated scroll of 21 scenes of actors, individual or in groups, in costumes for Kyogen plays. The illustrations are by the artist Nanrei Suzuki (1775-1844), also known as Kansuiken, who studied under Nangaku Watanabe in Kyoto and is most famous for his drawings of birds, flowers, and landscapes. Another theme in which he excelled was the portrayal of actors in costume. His patron was the feudal lord Tango Tanabe Han Makino.These fine and colorful immediate sketches, quite expressive, depict the colorful costumes and actors on stage for Kyogen, a traditional Japanese comic theater. A number of the costumes have contemporary notes regarding the colors.An early collector, "Nancho (?) Koshizuka," who assembled these 15 sheets and put them in scroll format, has written a preface dated "May 1848" stating that his teacher "Nanrei" made these images of Kyogen dancers. At the end, the same collector states that these are original drawings by Nanrei.Fine condition.❧ Brown, Block Printing & Book Illustration in Japan, p. 106.

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        Sämmtliche Schriften. Neue verbesserte Auflage. Leipzig, M. G. Weidmanns Erben und Reich, und Caspar Fritsch, 1775.

      1775. 10 Bde. in 6. Mit zus. 10 gest. Frontispizen (dav. 1 Portrait) und 10 gest. Titelvignetten. Lederbände der Zeit mit doppelten goldgepr. Rückenschildchen und hübscher Rückenvergoldung. Dreiseitiger Rotschnitt. Buntpapiervorsätze. 8vo. Zweite Auflage der ersten Gesamtausgabe (zuvor 1769-74 erschienen). Bd. 10 bringt "Christian Fürchtegott Gellerts Leben" von Johann Andreas Cramer. - Einbände unbedeutend berieben; innen wie stets durchgehend etwas braunfleckig; insgesamt einheitlich dekorativ gebundenes Exemplar eines "A.W." (so die Besitzerinitialen am Rückenschildchen) Goedeke IV/1, 78, 23. Rümann 314.

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        A manuscript copy of Sanron yoku [trans.: Addenda to Dr. Kagawa Shigen's Obstetrics]. 32 full-page fine drawings in black ink. 23; 25 folding leaves. Two vols. in one. 8vo, orig. wrappers (rather rubbed with some wear), orig. block printed title label on upper cover, new stitching

      [Japan: 1775 or shortly thereafter]. A manuscript copy, prepared shortly after the publication of the first edition in 1775 of this "important writing" (Mestler, II, p. 485) on obstetrics. The father of Genteki Kagawa, Genetsu (or Shigen) Kagawa (1699-1777) is famous for originating the practice of gynecology and obstetrics in Japan. His "San-ron was destined to be the standard authority on obstetrics in Japan for at least a hundred years. That classic work was followed by the San-ron yoku written in 1775 by Genteki or Shikei Kagawa (1739-1779), the adopted son of Genetsu, as a 'supplement' to the San-ron and to correct the errors in the published work of the elder Kagawa, resulting in a considerable improvement in obstetrical methods."-Mestler, A Galaxy of Old Japanese Medical Books With Miscellaneous Notes on Early Medicine in Japan. Part II, pp. 493-94. Genteki Kagawa is famous for using many unconventional devices for facilitating a successful delivery and was the first obstetrician in Japan to understand that the head of the baby should be down during delivery. In the 18th-century, due to the considerable poverty in Japan, many fetuses were aborted. Makers and polishers of mirrors also filled the profession of abortionists as they had access to mercury which could be used to terminate foetuses. When the procedure went wrong, women were brought to Kagawa who noticed that the unborn children's heads were almost always at the bottom of the womb. This manuscript, like the printed edition, is remarkable for the 28 case histories which Kagawa has contributed. He has devoted much of the book to complications during pregnancy and has outlined massage therapy for pregnant women. Very good set.

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        Die kleine Post. - La petite poste'.

      - Kupferstich v. Seb. Mansfeld n. Prof. Johann Christian Brand, 1775, 34 x 23,5 Briefträger aus der seltenen Serie der Wiener Kaufrufe.

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        Wäscherinn. Blanchisseuse'.

      - Kupferstich v. Joh. Feigel n. Prof. Christian H. Brand, 1775, 35 x 24 Wäscherin aus der seltenen Serie der Wiener Kaufrufe.

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        Marmora et adfines aliquos lapides coloribus suis exprimi. Abbildungen der Marmor-Arten und einiger verwandten Steine nach der Natur auf das sorfältigste mit Farben erleuchtet, gestochen und herausgegeben.

      - Nürnberg, auf Kosten des Verlegers, 1775. 4to (31.6 x 22.7 cm). 38 pp., 30 beautifully engraved hand-coloured plates including 180 separate figures. Contemporary half calf.l Magnificent and outstanding colour-plate book of the mineral kingdom. Sinkansas: "Very little is known about the author of this splendid work aside from that he gives in his title. It is depicting an almost infinitely-varied series of marbles and allied ornamental stones from deposits in Germany and nearby countries. Presumably each of the rectangular panels represents the appearance of a polished slab, with most plates depicting six such pieces, but others two, four, and as many as nine, while one is immediately captivated by the richness and depth of the watercoloring, often heightened by the application of opaque white for veinlets, it can be seen that under each painting lies a complex, lightly-incised network of lines, almost like rouletting, over which the colors have been laid." This first edition should have between 54 and 98 plates of which we have about half or one third, including the "Bayreutische, Würtembergische, Neresheimische Marmor". The text is in Latin and German. Ex libris of Groeninghe Velt of the Borluut family in Flanders pasted in on front. A few text pages slightly browned without touching any plates, however. Landwehr, 1; Sinkankas, 7281-7282. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

      London: F. Newbery, , 1775. On discovery to the southern hemisphere… also a journal of the Adventure's voyage, in the years 1772, 1773, 1774. With an Account of the separation of the two ships, and the most remarkable incidents that befel each. Octavo (210 x 123 mm) Contemporary tree calf, gilt ruled spine, red morocco label, yellow edges. Housed in a custom-made brown quarter calf solander box, marbled sides. Folding track-chart frontispiece and 5 engraved plates. Short split at head of spine, very light abrasions to spine. An excellent copy. First edition, a lovely copy with a striking provenance: from the library of the great African explorer James Bruce of Kinnaird (1730-1794), with his armorial bookplate, additional label ("From Kinnaird 1897") and his signature at the head of title page ("Kinnaird"). "Anxious to emulate the form of James Cook's Voyage to the Pacific Ocean (one of the best-selling travel books of the century), Bruce published his 3000-page Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile in five quarto volumes in 1790. In conformity with eighteenth-century conventions of travel writing, it is an 'immethodical miscellany', ranging from striking adventure stories, reported dialogues, and Shandean asides boasting of his success with African women, through a pedantic history of ancient Ethiopia (which occupies most of the first two volumes), to vivid sketches of contemporary Abyssinian life, politics, and natural history. It was immensely successful, most of the original edition being sold to retail booksellers within thirty-two hours, and was rapidly translated into French and German… [and] remains one of the great travel accounts of the eighteenth century" (ODNB). Having traced the source of the Blue Nile and travelled extensively in Abyssinia Bruce returned to London in 1774: "For a time he was, according to Fanny Burney, 'the Lyon of the Times' (Early Journals and Letters, 44), stealing the show from Captain Cook and Joseph Banks, the recently returned Pacific explorers. Horace Walpole wrote: 'There is just returned a Mr Bruce who has lived for three years in the court of Abyssinia, and breakfasted every morning with the maids of honour on live oxen. Otaheite and Mr Banks are quite forgotten'" (ibid.). "The first printed account of man's entry into the region south of the Antarctic circle" (Spence), the plates including the first published images of the region. This rare account of Cook's second voyage was "published 'anonymously and surreptitiously' eighteen months before Cook's official narrative. It records many incidents omitted by Cook, and gives the reasons which caused Sir Joseph Banks and his twelve assistants to withdraw from the expedition" (Hill). Marra, a native of Cork, was one of the gunner's mates on the Resolution, and was picked up by Cook at Batavia where he had deserted from the Schoonzigt, a Dutch East India Company vessel. He was later to attempt to desert from Resolution when she was at Tahiti, and was clapped in irons for his pains, despite the fact that Cook was remarkably relaxed about the incident, commenting that: "I know not if he might not have obtained my consent, if he had applied for it in the proper time". Marra's correspondence with Banks shows that he "was incapable of writing a consecutive account of anything" (Holmes), his contribution to the publication being extracts from his private journal which were then edited and elaborated by David Henry, printer, miscellaneous writer, and at the time sole publisher of the Gentleman's Magazine. Cook himself identified Marra as the author of this work in a letter to the Admiralty dated 18 September 1775. A superb copy, with a provenance that links two of the greatest names in the history of exploration – James Bruce and Captain Cook. "If Captain Cook was the first truly modern 'scientific' maritime explorer then James Bruce has some claim to be the first scientific continental explorer" (Jennifer Speake ed., Literature of Travel and Exploration, 2003, p. 130).

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        Journal of the Resolution's Voyage, in 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775. On discovery to the southern hemisphere also a journal of the Adventure's voyage, in the years 1772, 1773, 1774. With an Account of the separation of the two ships, and the most remarkable incidents that befel each.

      London: F. Newbery, 1775 - Octavo (210 x 123 mm) Contemporary tree calf, gilt ruled spine, red morocco label, yellow edges. Housed in a custom-made brown quarter calf solander box, marbled sides. Short split at head of spine, very light abrasions to spine. An excellent copy. Folding track-chart frontispiece and 5 engraved plates. First edition, a lovely copy with a striking provenance: from the library of the great African explorer James Bruce of Kinnaird (1730-1794), with his armorial bookplate, additional label ("From Kinnaird 1897") and his signature at the head of title page ("Kinnaird"). "Anxious to emulate the form of James Cook's Voyage to the Pacific Ocean (one of the best-selling travel books of the century), Bruce published his 3000-page Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile in five quarto volumes in 1790. In conformity with eighteenth-century conventions of travel writing, it is an 'immethodical miscellany', ranging from striking adventure stories, reported dialogues, and Shandean asides boasting of his success with African women, through a pedantic history of ancient Ethiopia (which occupies most of the first two volumes), to vivid sketches of contemporary Abyssinian life, politics, and natural history. It was immensely successful, most of the original edition being sold to retail booksellers within thirty-two hours, and was rapidly translated into French and German [and] remains one of the great travel accounts of the eighteenth century" (ODNB). Having traced the source of the Blue Nile and travelled extensively in Abyssinia Bruce returned to London in 1774: "For a time he was, according to Fanny Burney, 'the Lyon of the Times' (Early Journals and Letters, 44), stealing the show from Captain Cook and Joseph Banks, the recently returned Pacific explorers. Horace Walpole wrote: 'There is just returned a Mr Bruce who has lived for three years in the court of Abyssinia, and breakfasted every morning with the maids of honour on live oxen. Otaheite and Mr Banks are quite forgotten'" (ibid.). "The first printed account of man's entry into the region south of the Antarctic circle" (Spence), the plates including the first published images of the region. This rare account of Cook's second voyage was "published 'anonymously and surreptitiously' eighteen months before Cook's official narrative. It records many incidents omitted by Cook, and gives the reasons which caused Sir Joseph Banks and his twelve assistants to withdraw from the expedition" (Hill). Marra, a native of Cork, was one of the gunner's mates on the Resolution, and was picked up by Cook at Batavia where he had deserted from the Schoonzigt, a Dutch East India Company vessel. He was later to attempt to desert from Resolution when she was at Tahiti, and was clapped in irons for his pains, despite the fact that Cook was remarkably relaxed about the incident, commenting that: "I know not if he might not have obtained my consent, if he had applied for it in the proper time". Marra's correspondence with Banks shows that he "was incapable of writing a consecutive account of anything" (Holmes), his contribution to the publication being extracts from his private journal which were then edited and elaborated by David Henry, printer, miscellaneous writer, and at the time sole publisher of the Gentleman's Magazine. Cook himself identified Marra as the author of this work in a letter to the Admiralty dated 18 September 1775. A superb copy, with a provenance that links two of the greatest names in the history of exploration – James Bruce and Captain Cook. "If Captain Cook was the first truly modern 'scientific' maritime explorer then James Bruce has some claim to be the first scientific continental explorer" (Jennifer Speake ed., Literature of Travel and Exploration, 2003, p. 130). Hill 1087; Holmes 16; Howgego I, C174; Sabin 16247; Spence 758. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Treatise On Forest-Trees: Containing Not only the best Methods of their Culture hitherto practised, but a variety of new and useful Discoveries, the result of many repeated experiments.

      Bound in period full leather, spine with 5 raised bands, original gilt lettered leather title label & attractive gilt tooling. Binding in very good condition, some cracking to leather one side of spine, binding still solid. Beautiful original marbled endpapers Complete with the scarce, detailed, engraved title page. Signed by the author verso title page Text in very good clean condition, marginal staining to rear endpapers Comprehensive subscribers list, with many interesting names, including Joseph Banks A superb copy

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        INSTRUCTIONS SUR LA NAVIGATION DES INDES ORIENTALES ET DE LA CHINE, POUR SERVIR AU NEPTUNE ORIENTAL

      Edition : PARIS, CHEZ DEZAUCHE, 1775 - Suivi de SUPPLEMENT AU NEPTUNE ORIENTAL (1781) - Sans les cartes - Reliure in 4, plein cuir, dos lisse orné - Reliure défectueuse, mais restant solide, coins frottés, coiffes arrachées - Intérieur frais (4), lviii,574, (14), xv, xx, 52 pages, 26 cm, relié. Etat moyen [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM FRANCISCAN MISSIONARY FRANCISCO PALOU TO FATHER FRANCISCO PANGUA AT THE COLLEGE OF SAN FERNANDO, CONCERNING CHURCH BUSINESS].

      San Carlos de Monterey. July, 1775. - [2]pp. Some professional reinforcement, moderate staining, costing some letters in the margins. Very good. Accompanied by a typed English translation. In a buckram folder, paper spine label. One of the earliest California mission letters in private hands, written only five years after the founding of the mission, by one of the most important figures in the development of 18th-century California. Documents signed by Palou are rare in the market, especially from this early period in his California career. Father Francisco Palóu (ca. 1722-89) was a student of Father Junipero Serra and followed his teacher to California, where the two men, in conjunction with other missionaries, labored to build a system of missions in Upper and Lower California. Father Palóu and Capt. Juan Bautista de Anza established mail service over the Anza Trail from mission to mission from Mexico City to Monterey in 1774, along what is now called El Camino Real. This letter refers to "that which was carried by Juan Bautista de Anza ." Palóu participated in Captain Rivera’s expedition to San Francisco Bay in late 1774, arriving at Lobos Creek in early December, just months before he wrote this letter. Palóu founded numerous missions in and around San Francisco, and was at one time or another the superior of the missions of Upper and Lower California, briefly succeeding Serra as president of the Upper California missions in 1784. He retired the next year and became guardian of San Fernando College until his death about 1790. He is best known as the author of the first great California biography, VILLA DE JUNIPERO SERRA AND NOLICKUT DE LAS CALIFORNIA, and standard works on early mission history, including NOTICIAS DE LA NUEVA CALIFORNIA. The present letter reads, in part: "Through the hands of Father Vincente Santa Maria I received the letter of Your Reverence of November 24, last, in which you told me you had received the letter which Don Juan Bautista de Anza brought, and that you would gladly send the power of attorney to Don Manuel de Monte Aoyda, resident of the town of San Miguel de Horcasitas. In this matter I thank you for the benefits that can come from this for the minsters of these missions, having a brother on the frontier of Sonora who aids us in the needs from which we suffer. This is the first notice I have had that the Holy Community with great wisdom has elected Your Reverence as our Guardian.I place myself from that time on in obedience to Your Reverence as one of your subjects, though unworthy, and I await your precepts and lightest wishes in order to express my complete obedience. I am grateful for your kind words and for the ardent desires you have to aid in the growth of these new missions. The knowledge I have of your well-known zeal and affection tells me this and I do not doubt that you will aid in so far as you can in their progress as well as in the great credit that will accrue to this Apostolic College. Please bear with patience the impertinences of the ministers of these missions, with which it is their custom to trouble you. They are motivated at least by the purpose of a heart-to-heart contact with their religious superior." An exceptionally early Palóu letter, from a man vital to the development of the mission system throughout the Baja California peninsula and Alta California in the 18th century.

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        Voyage au pôle Boréal, fait en 1773, par ordre du roi d` Angleterre. Erstausgabe,Traduit de l`anglois. Avec approbation et privilége du Roi.

      Paris: Saillant et Nyon; Pissot. 1775 26 cm x 21 cm. XII; 259. Marmoriertes Original-Leder (geglätteter Kalbsledereinband der Zeit) mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, marmorierter Farbschnitt, illustrierter Vorsatz Einband etwas fleckig, Buchrücken sowie Ecken und Kanten etwas bestoßen, Schnitt etwas unfrisch, Papier etwas lichtrandig und stellenweise etwas fleckig, sonst GUTES EXEMPLAR. Bon état. with 12 folded engraved plates and many folded tables. Edition originale, 1st Edition/ 1775 1ed North Pole Voyage Arctic Exploration. Illustrated John Phipps Polar Maps Complete with 23 folding engravings and 3 Maps. Expedition routes of the Race-Horse Fair Haven & adjacent isles along the NW Coast of Spitsbergen, Norway Routes of the Race-Horse through glaciers; Northern Spitsbergen, Norway. An incredible history of voyages to the North Pole and Arctic regions by Constantine John Phipps! Constantine John Phipps, 2nd Baron Mulgrave (1744 - 1792) was an English explorer and officer in the Royal Navy. He served during the Seven Years` War and the American War of Independence, seeing action in a number of battles and engagements. Inheriting a title, he also went on to have a successful career in Parliament, and occupied a number of political offices during his later years. Für unsere Schweizer Kunden : Konto auch in der Schweiz vorhanden (PostFinance) Versand D: 2,50 EUR

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        A SERMON ON THE PRESENT SITUATION OF AMERICAN AFFAIRS. PREACHED IN CHRIST-CHURCH, JUNE 23, 1775. AT THE REQUEST OF THE OFFICERS OF THE THIRD BATTALION OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, AND DISTRICT OF SOUTHWARK BOUND WITH REPLY BY J MESLEY [2 1775 PAMPHLETS]

      London: For Edward and Charles Dilly. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1775. First Edition; Third Printing. Limited Editions Club. Reproduced . 24, 24 pages; Bound in 3/4 calf over marbled boards with matching endpapers. Contents sound with mild aging. Preached before Congress at Christ Church, Philadelphia, June 28, 1775. The sermon itself is 24pp and the reply likewise is 24pp. Both approved on seaparate sheets by John Cadwalader, Col. A Sermon on the Present Situation of American Affairs. [bound with: ] Wesley. A Calm Address to our American Colonies. Together 2 pamphlets, second lacking the title. Adams, Controversy 75-129f; Adams, American196g. Howes S-697, Sabin 84657.; 0 .

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        An Exact Chart of the River St Laurence, from Fort Frontenac to the Island of Anticosti shewing the Soundings, Rocks, Shoals &c with Views of the Lands and all necessary Instructons for navigating that River to Quebec

      Londra 1775 - Importante mappa del Canada, tratta da "The American Atlas", il più importante altlante per le Americhe del secolo. Jefferys era un importante cartografo inglese del XVIII secolo. Dal 1750 circa pubblicò una serie di carte delle colonie Britanniche d’America tra le più significative prodotte in quel periodo. Come geografo del Principe di Galles, e dopo il 1761, Geografo del Re, Jefferys aveva modo di accedere alle migliori fonti relative al Nuovo Mondo e molte delle sue carte hanno avuto l’insignitura di "opera ufficiale". Incisione in rame con coloritura coeva dei contorni, pieghe tipiche delle mappe, in generale in buone condizioni. An important map of Canada, taken from The American Atlas, the most important 18th century atlas for America. Jefferys was the leading British cartographer of the 18th century. From about 1750 he published a series of maps of the British American colonies that were among the most significant produced in the period. As Geographer to the Prince of Wales, and after 1761, Geographer to the King, Jefferys was well placed to have access to the best surveys conducted in America, and many of his maps held the status of "official work." Copperplate with original outline colour, showing the usual folds, generally in good condition. Kershaw, Early Printed Maps of Canada II, 669. Dimensioni 955 610mm

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        Ritter Gluck (d.i. Christoph Willibald Gluck) Iphigenia in Tauris - Tragische Oper in vier Acten - Seiner Durchlaucht dem Fürsten Anton Radziwil in Erfurcht zugeeignet von Ludwig Hellwig um 1795

      Iphigenia in Tauris - Tragische Oper in vier Acten vom Ritter Gluck (Christoph Willibald Gluck) aus dem Französischen des Guichard frei übersetzt von I. D. Sander. Vollständiger Klavierauszug mit deutschem und französischem Texte. Seiner Durchlaucht dem Fürsten Anton Radziwil in Ehrfurcht zugeeignet von Ludwig Hellwig (Carl Friedrich Ludwig Hellwig). Fürst Anton Heinrich (Antoni Henryk) Radziwill (1775-1833) war ein polnischer und preußischer Politiker, Großgrundbesitzer und Komponist. Schlesinger's Buch- und Musikbuchhandlung, Berlin, Unter den Linden No. 34, o.J. (um 1795). Platten-No. 50. Pappeinband mit Lederrücken, ca. 27 x 36 cm (Querformat). 123 S. Gestochene Titel und Noten. Lederrücken mit Goldprägung, grüngelber Farbschnitt. Einband und Rücken etwas bestoßen, etwas berieben, sauber, Schnitt etwas angebräunt, gering angeschmutzt, Vorsatz mit Knickspuren, einige Seiten etwas stockfleckig, gering angebräunt, sehr leicht lichtrandig, Titelseite leicht eingerissen (ca. 1,5 cm länge, kein Textverlust). Gesamtzustand: zufriedenstellend aber eher gut. Wir schicken ihnen gerne Fotos zu. Die erste Aufführung dieser Titel-Fassung war in Berlin (1795, Königliche Schauspiele). Vorher: Iphigénie en Tauride in Wien (1781, Burgtheater) und die Uraufführung in Paris (1779).

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        Loto de Dauphin (Prinzenlotto) für 8 Spieler.

      Paris. Au Singe Violet, Ende 18. Jahrhhundert. - 8 herausnehmbare Spielfelder als Stich auf Papier, auf Holz montiert, mit je 90 Feldern und lindgrün laviertem Hintergrund. In jedem Fach je 5 beinerne Jeutons und 5 beinerne Stifte à vier Spielfarben, sowie ein beschnitzter Bein-Delphin (ein Wortspiel mit dem Wort Dauphin, das Thronfolger und Delphin bedeuten kann). Dabei ein Ledersäckchen mit zwei weiteren Spielfarben und zahlreichen Jeutons und Stiften zum Ersetzen. - Beigefügt zwei kleine Blätter mit handschriftlichen Annotationen zum Spiel in französisch, in Handschrift des 18./19. Jh. in Tinte auf Papier. - Im Original-Pappkasten ohne Spielregeln (Scan des Regelheftchens als Ausdruck verfügbar). Die konischen Figuren zum Ziehen der 90 Zahlen sowie die Holzkelle zum Halten dieser Zahlen fehlend. Einige Spielbretter mit Rissen. Das Loto de Dauphin wurde 1775 vom Spielemacher Vaugeois als kompliziertere Variation des bestehenden Lotto erfunden. Insbesondere in Versailles wurde es mit Vorliebe vom Prinzen (Dauphin) gespielt, man erzählt, Louis XVI selbst habe das Spiel angeregt, um seinen Sohn zu unterhalten, und es hätte jeden Abend in einem anderen Zimmer des Schlosses eine Partie Loto de Dauphin gegeben. Selbst in die Gefangenschaft im Temple begleitete ein Spiel die Königsfamilie. Bis in das 19. Jahrhundert blieb es ein beliebtes Spiel in Familien der französischen Oberschicht. In einem aufklappbarem Pappkarton der Zeit, dieser mit marmoriertem Buntpapier der Zeit bezogen, mit Fäden zum Schließen an allen Kanten. Auf dem oberem Klappdeckel von schön geschwungener Hand in der Zeit beschrieben: Loto de Dauphin. Es fehlt leider das hölzerne Drehrad, der Pappkarton beschabt und etwas bestoßen, einige Felder mit leichten Rißspuren, sonst gut erhalten. Loto de Dauphin for 8 players. France, late 18th century. Au Singe Violet. 8 single playing fields as etchings on paper, mounted on wood, with 90 fields each and a water-coloured green background. Each playing field with compartment holding 5 bone jetons and 5 bone spikes in 4 colours each, as well as a carved bone dolphin (a pun concerning 'dauphin' meaning both prince and dolphin). With a white leather pouch holding additional jetons and spikes, also in two further colours. - In the original cardboard case (the missing rule book added as a print). With two added 18th/19th century small papers with handwritten annotations in French concerning the game. The 90 conical nibs for drawing numbers as well as the wooden paddle to hold the drawn ones missing. Some playing fields with fractures of the wood. - The Loto de Dauphin was invented in 1775 by French toymaker Vaugeois as a more complicated variation on existing lotto games. This game was popular especially in Versailles with the young Dauphin, popular lore has it that Louis XVI himself had the idea for the game, to amuse his son, and henceforth it was played in Versailles every night. A copy accompanied the Royal family even to the Temple. Until the 19th century, it remained a favourite with French upper class families. In a folding carton of the time with marbled colored paper, with threads for closing at all edges. On the upper flip cover described: Loto de Dauphin. Lacking the wooden wheel, the cardboard box slightly bumped, some fields with slight tear marks, otherwise well preserved. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Disegno della Prima Machina rappresentante la Parte Principale del Campidoglio felicemente ornato a Celebrare le Belle Arti, che vi risiedono o altre più degna occasione.

      1775 - Acquaforte e bulino, 1775. Da un soggetto di Paolo Posi. Bella prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, con margini, minimi difetti, per il resto in buone condizioni. Le macchine del fuoco per la festa della Chinea Chinea in senso letterale, era la mula bianca (o il cavallo ambiatore delle Asturie) che i Re di Spagna presentavano annualmente al papa in forma solenne per il pagamento del censo per il Regno di Napoli. Il cavallo, convenientemente ammaestrato, s'inginocchiava davanti al pontefice e gli offriva la somma di danaro contenuta in un vaso d'argento fissato alla sella. L'offerta era preceduta da una solenne cavalcata della durata di due ore e mezza, lungo un itinerario preciso. Per rendere più solenne la cerimonia, con decreto del 12 maggio 1691 di Carlo II, si obbligavano i "grandi" di Spagna a partecipare al solenne corteo, al quale seguivano per due sere spari di macchine pirotecniche accompagnati da esecuzioni musicali, balli e rinfreschi. La chinea, per la sua regolarità, non era soltanto la festa estiva per eccellenza, ma il migliore biglietto da visita della monarchia spagnola (poi di quella napoletana) nella città eterna, l'arma propagandistica più convincente per guadagnare un consenso universale e l'appoggio politico delle altre potenze. Le celebrazioni erano fastosissime, malgrado i problemi politici della nazione, ed il consueto ritardo nell'invio del danaro per il loro svolgimento. In occasione della festa, palazzo di Spagna e, successivamente, palazzo Colonna e palazzo Farnese, diventavano per due mesi all'anno l'atelier di inventori, pittori, disegnatori e architetti di macchine, nonché il momento di aggregazione di artificieri, fuocaroli, musicisti, fornitori e cuochi. Questi palazzi, inoltre, diventavano, per due giorni all'anno, sede dell'ambasciata straordinaria, luogo dal quale partiva la cavalcata e davanti al quale si innalzavano le « stupefacenti » macchine per i fuochi d'artificio, dove si disponevano le luminarie tenute accese le sere della vigilia e il giorno della festività dei santi Pietro e Paolo. Risale agli inizi del Settecento la consuetudine di allestire, il 28 e 29 giugno, due sontuose macchine in piazza santissimi Apostoli (più raramente in piazza Farnese), di cui conosciamo le caratteristiche grazie alle minuziose incisioni, accompagnate da esaurienti didascalie, che vennero stampate annualmente dal 1723. Monopolizzarono la costruzione e progettazione delle macchine di questo periodo Paolo Posi, architetto camerale della Repubblica di Venezia e di casa Colonna, in collaborazione con il suo allievo, l'architetto camerale Giuseppe Palazzi, e con l'incisore Giuseppe Vasi. Posi, ultimo epigono del barocco, celebrava Ferdinando negli apparati come appassionato archeologo, e come l'entusiasta monarca favorevole al trasporto in piazza di elementi popolari sulla platea d'un sontuoso edificio destinato al divertimento pubblico. Più che mai per tali apparati, ove l'incisore lavorò su disegni altrui, come d'altronde per spettacolari cortei o cavalcate cittadine, il Vasi è prezioso testimone ed interprete del suo tempo. Etching, printed on contemporary laid paper, small tear perfectly repaired, otherwise in good condition The engravings have been laid on canvas and framed; after a long work to repair them, they now look almost perfect. Signs of glue on verso, on recto signs of abrasions and oxidations. Chinea literally means white female mule, the one the Kings of Spain offered every year to the Pope as a solemn payment of the income of the Kingdome of Naples. The horse, duly trained, knelt in front of the Pope and to offer him a silver vase with money inside, that was fastened to its saddle. The offer was preceded by a solemn ride of two and a half hours, a long and precise itinerary. To make it even more solemn, as per Charles II decree of the 12 of May 1691, the Greats of Spain were obliged to take part to the cortege, which was then followed by two series of pyrotechnical shots and music, danc

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        Idylles

      A Paris, chez Ruault 1775 - 2 tomes en un volume in-12 (16,5 X 12 cm). Tome I : VI pp., 1 f.n.ch., 55 pp. Tome II : 2 ff.n.ch., 67 pp. Reliure maroquin rouge, dos à 5 nerfs orné du monogramme ME, double filet or sur les coupes, contreplats maroquin vert encadrés d'une large dentelle et de filets avec blason héraldique au centre, gardes de tabis vert, doubles gardes de papier peigné, tranches dorées, étui bordé (reliure signée M. Lortic). Edition originale de ce célèbre recueil poétique, illustré d'un frontispice dessiné et gravé par Marillier et 24 figures d'une grâce ravissante par Marillier, gravées très finement par Gaucher, de Ghendt, Le Gouaz, Delaunay, Lebeau, Masquelier, Née et Ponce. Exemplaire imprimé sur papier de Hollande mais avec les figures numérotées (Cohen. Guide de l'amateur de livres à gravures du XVIIIe siècle. Sixième édition. 1912. Colonnes 139/140). Elégante reliure de Marcellin Lortic, né en 1852. Elève et collaborateur de son père Pierre Marcellin, il lui succéda en 1884, en association avec son frère Paul jusqu'en 1891 et continua seul jusqu'au début du XXe siècle. Il décède en 1928. (Fléty. Dictionnaire des relieurs français). Provenance ; famille Masséna, Rivoli, Essling, chiffre ME au dos et blason sur les contreplats). Ex-libris papier (STIG WILTON). Bel exemplaire (quelques piqûres et légères traces sur le papier, étui frotté). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The spirit of masonry in moral and elucidatory lectures. By Wm. Hutchinson Master of the Barnardcastle Lodge of Concord.

      London, E. Wilson?s, Printed for J. Wilkie, N° 71 in St. Paul?s Church-yard and W. Goldsmith, N° 24 Pater-noster-Row, MDCCLXXV. 1775, - in-8vo, engraved front (W. Hutchinson del: 1769) + VII (+ 1 blank) + 1 leaf (the contents) + 239 p. (+ 1 blank) + 17 p. (+ 1 errata) appendix, some staining to title & frontispice, contemporary full calf, first joint cracked,(first bookcover loose). First edition. Hutchinson was an ardent freemason; he was master of his local lodge and wrote a spirited defence of the craft, [the above] which ran to several editions, the last being published in 1862.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Wolfstieg, Bibl. der Freim. Lit. N° 892 (only the 1862 edition, published in ?The universal masonic library? Ed. by Rob. Morris. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        1775 Complete Works of Voltaire French Theatre Physics Illustrated Portraits 40v

      [A Genève] : [Cramer et Bardin], M. DCC. LXXV. [1775] - 1775 Complete Works of Voltaire French Theatre Physics Illustrated Portraits 40v Only 6,000 Printed & HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER Famed edition “Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.” ― Voltaire An incredible, beautiful set of the complete works of Voltaire! This set, 1775, is printed in 40 volumes – a massive and beautiful set! It includes 71 engravings including portrait frontispieces of Voltaire, Charles XII, Louis XIV, and Louis XV. In addition to the full-page engravings, there are 47 in text figures in tome 32, on physics. Edition considered the “Edition dite encadrée” (famed edition). This edition was limited to 6,000 copies and has been highly sought after since 1775! It was so desired that, according to Peiguot, there were numerous attempts at counterfeits; however, those printings included the title “Oeuvres diverses de Voltaire”. (Querard 12, 373) Item number: #768 Price: $4950 VOLTAIRE Oeuvres de M. de Voltaire [A Genève] : [Cramer et Bardin], M. DCC. LXXV. [1775] Details: • Collation complete with all pages: 40 volume set  T. 1. La Henriade, divers autres poëmes, et toutes les piéces relatives à l'épopée --  t. 2-10. Ouvrages dramatiques, précédés et suivis de toutes les piéces qui leur sont relatifs --  t. 11. La Pucelle d'Orléans, poëme, suivie du Temple de Gout, &c. --  t. 12-13. Mélanges de poësies, &c. --  t. 14-17. Essai sur les mœurs, et l'esprit des nations; et sur les principaux faits de l'histoire, depuis Charlemagne, jusqu'à Louis XIII --  t. 18-19. Siécle de Louis XIV, auquel on a joint un précis du siécle de Louis XV, et un autre morceau d'histoire –  t. 20. Histoire du Parlement de Paris—  t. 21. Histoire de Charles XII. Roi de Suède, avec les pièces qui y sont relatives --  t. 22. Histoire de l'Empire de Russie sous Pierre le Grand, divisée en deux parties --  t. 23-24. Annales de l'Empire depuis Charlemagne, fragmens sur quelques revolutions dans l'Inde, fragmens sur l'histoire générale, et divers autres morceaux historiques --  t. 25-30. Questions sur l'Encyclopédie, par des amateurs  t. 31-32. Romans philosophiques; élémens de Newton, précédés et suivis de divers morceaux intéressans --  t. 33-37. Mélanges de littérature, d'histoire et de philosophie --  t. 38-40. Piéces détachées, attribuées à divers hommes célèbres. • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • References: Joseph-Marie Querard, La France Litteraire ou dictionnaire bibliographique; Bengescu, Voltaire: bibliographie • Language: French • Provenance: Armorial Bookplate – Haller • Size: ~8in X 5in (20cm x 13cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 768 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Journal du voyage de Michel de Montaigne en Italie, Par la Suisse & l?Allemagne en 1580 & 1581. Avec des notes par M. de Querlon. En 3 volumes.

      A Rome; Et se trouve à Paris, Chez Le Jay, Libraire, M. DCC. LXXV. 1775, - pt. in-8vo, T. 1) 4 ff. (faux-titre, titre, envoi à Monsieur le comte de Buffon) + XCII + 252 p. / T. 2) 2 ff. + 225 p. / T. 3) 2 ff. + 248 p. (avec la traduction en italien), entièrement non rogné, cartonnage d?attente, couvert de papier dominoté fantasie d?époque, emboîtage récent. Seconde édition posthume, donnée avec des notes de M. de Querlon, sans le portrait gravé de Montaigne qui figure dans la première édition de 1774.Michel de Montaigne effectua en 1580 un long voyage aux villes d'eau en Allemagne, en Italie et à travers la Suisse, plus particulièrement aux bains de Bade. Un an, cinq mois et huit jours de pérégrination par monts et par vaux, "le cul sur la selle", selon son expression, le long des routes, des chemins et des sentiers de l?Europe où les risques étaient grands. Voilà ce qu'accomplit Montaigne du 22 juin 1580 au 30 novembre 1581. Au cours de ce voyage, il nota quelques impressions à propos des paysages helvétiques qu'il traversait. Il a notamment fait mention de Bâle, Baden, Keyserstoul et Schaffhouse. Le manuscrit inédit de cette narration, écrit en partie par Montaigne et par son secrétaire, fut découvert par l'abbé Prunis en 1769 parmi les papiers de l'ancien château de Montaigne. Il s'agit de la première édition (posthume), donnée avec des notes de M. de Querlon (Ant. Gabr. Meunier). Parue en même temps au format in-4° et petit in-8° en 1774, on s'accorde aujourd'hui pour donner la primeur à cette dernière. Le Journal est l'indispensable complément des Essais : Paul Faure, commentateur du texte en 1948, a pu même écrire qu'il s'agit "d'un essai plus vrai que les Essais." Et Jean Lacouture d'ajouter "qu'il nous renvoie une image plus intime encore que celle qui émane du texte rédigé dans la tour, parce qu'il n'est rédigé qu'à usage interne?" Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Perret, n° 3070 (confond la 1ère éd. de 1774 et la 2ème éd. de 1775) / Quérard, VI, p. 224 / Tchémerzine, VIII, p. 443 & 445 Anm. / Brunet, III, 1841; vgl. Pescarzoli I, 387f. u. Griep-Luber 942. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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