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        Beschreibung seiner Reise von Berlin über Potsdam nach Rekahn unweit Brandenburg, welche er vom dritten bis achten Junius 1775 gethan hat. Mit Landcharten und andern Kupferstichen.

      Leipzig Friedrich Gotthold Jacobäer Format: 8° [2] 332 [14] S Mit mehrfach gefalteter Kupfertafel und 2 (1 gefaltete und 1 vielfach gefaltete) Kupferstichkarten und einigen Tabellen im Text Halblederband im Stil der Zeit mit altem Rückenschild und Rückenblindprägung sowie Kibitzpapier-Deckelbezügen und Lederecken 1775 - *** Erste Ausgabe der ausführlichen topographischen Beschreibungen von Berlin, des havelländischen Kreises, der Stadt Werder, Rekahn, Brandenburg, Potsdam, Stolpe u. a. "Der Weg von Schöneberg bis Stegelitz, gehet durch eine waßerlose und nicht fruchtbare Ebene, auf welcher ich weiter nichts, als eine kleine Heerde Schafe aus Stegelitz erblickte, ." (S. 49). Ausführliche topographische Beschreibung von Berlin, des havelländischen Kreises, der Stadt Werder, Rekahn, Brandenburg, Potsdam, Stolpe u. a. Die schönen Kupfer zeigen eine bemerkenswert große Reisekarte von Berlin nach Rekhan, gedruckt auf starkem, weißen Papier (19 x 60 cm!), ferner eine Karte des "Campment bey Brandenburg 1744" mit der Stadt Brandenburg sowie einen ortstypischen Bauernhof in Grund- und Aufriss: "Zeichnung von einem Steinernen Bauern-Hofe. Aufris des Hauptgebäudes auf der Mittagsseite, nach dem Hofe. Aufris der Scheune und des Wagenschuppens, Vieh und Mist Hof" etc. Vorn und hinten leicht leimschattig, Titel verso gestempelt, sonst kaum fleckig oder gebräunt, bemerkenswert wohlerhaltenes, sehr schön im Stile der Zeit gebundenes Exemplar. Engelmann 362. Berlin-Bibliographie 4. Erste Ausgabe [Attributes: First Edition]

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        ""The Crisis."" IN: The New-England Chronicle: or, Essex Gazette [Newspaper printing]

      1775. (AMERICAN REVOLUTION). ""The Crisis."" IN: The New-England Chronicle: or, Essex Gazette. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Printed by Samuel and Ebenezer Hall, in Stoughton Hall, Harvard-College, Vol. VIII. Numb. 375. Sept. 28-Oct. 5, 1775. Folio (10 by 15-1/2 inches), one sheet folded once for four pages. $3750.A 1775 rarity, originally printed the same day as the Battle of Bunker Hill: an American printing of the 12th installment of ""The Crisis"": part of a series of political essays published in London defending American liberty and criticizing royal authority.The present issue reprints the 12th installment of a pro-American publication printed in London entitled ""The Crisis."" The original weekly, published by T. W. Shaw, ran from January 1775 to September 1776 in 91 issues and was notable for its fierce attacks, not only against Parliament but George III as well. (Note: this series is not to be confused with Thomas Paine's similarly titled series of essays, ""The American Crisis"" which ran in newspapers beginning in December 1776 – though he very well may have been inspired by the title.)This installment, subtitled ""BLOOD calls for BLOOD,"" is highly critical not only of Parliament, but of King George III, who had been viewed by American rebels as inherently good, but misled by his ministry: ""No tyrant was ever more despotic and cruel than the present sovereign, who disgraces the seat of royalty in the British empire; no court ever more corrupt than his, and yet. O my countrymen, to this merciless and despotic tyrant, and to his wicked and corrupt ministry, you sacrifice your rights, and yield a PEACEABLE submission."" Recalling the freedoms secured during the Glorious Revolution, the author asks: ""Shall we TAMELY submit tho have those privileges, for which they FOUGHT and FELL, ravished from us by a lawless tribe of men, who calls themselves senators or ministers, and who taking advantage of their price, are laying waste their country, and spreading desolations through the land? Shall it be said in after times, that the year ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED and SEVENTY-FIVE was less glorious than that of SIXTEEN HUNDRED and EIGHTY-EIGHT; and that as the age grew more and more enlightened it became more and more PUSILLANIMOUS. Forbid it Heaven!""""The axe is now at the root of the tree; the overthrow of the constitution is the great design of the King and his ministers, the open and avowed enemies to the natural rights of mankind, who have already sufficiently proved to the world, that they mean the subversion of the universal right of Christians and of subjects. Let those, my countrymen, who plead for tyrants, submit to their power ; but let us esteem our liberty, religion and property, equally with our lives, every man's birthright by nature; no government ever received a LEGAL authority to abridge or take it away; nor has God vested any single or confederated power in any hands to destroy it; and it is in defence of those glorious privileges, these common rights, I have written this paper; and to preserve them unviolated by the polluted hands of lawless tyrants, I would lay down my life, for life is a burthen in any other state than that of FREEDOM.""A slug at the bottom of the left-hand column, added by the editor of the Chronicle, notes, ""'Tis worthy of observation that this CRISIS was printed in London, the Day of the Battle at Bunker's Hill.""In many respects, the language of ""The Crisis"" anticipated Thomas Paine, who took the argument a step further in ""Common Sense,"" in which he categorically rejected royal authority and denied the right of monarchs to rule. Up to this point, many were reluctant to criticize, let alone question, the authority of the king, who was viewed as a basically good man who was misled by his ministers. Essays like this helped prepare the colonies for the next step, forwarded by Paine: the rejection of monarchy, and the goal of American independence.Soon after the republication of this essay in American newspapers, word would arrive that George III had declared the American colonies in a state of ""open and avowed rebellion"" and ordered the military to use their ""utmost endeavors to withstand and suppress such rebellion."" This measure, combined with Paine's arguments for independence issued in January, 1776, convinced many government critics that a separation from the British Empire was the only logical course of action.The paper also includes news of the ongoing campaign against Quebec led by General Richard Montgomery and the recall of Lord Dunmore from Virginia. Contemporary owner signature.Creases, light toning and minor foxing, rough margins, very good condition.

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        La lire maçonne ou recueil de chansons des francs-maçons. Revu, corrigé, mis dans un nouvel ordre, & augmenté de quantité de Chansons qui n\'avaient point encore paru (Avec les airs notés, mis sur la bonne clef, tant pour le chant que pour le violon & la flute).

      R. van Laak Libraire; 1775. Nouvelle edition, revue, corrigee & augmentee; 516 Seiten; gebundene Ausgabe Das hier angebotene Buch befindet sich in einem altersgemäß guten Zustand; Schnitt und Einband sind staubschmutzig/ berieben; Papier altersbedingt nachgedunkelt; Orig.Ganzleder; FRANZÖSISCH! Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        Anleitung zur Schönschreibkunst.

      Darmstadt: (N.P.), 1775. Oblong quarto. 31pp. First edition. An instructional book for calligraphy, with an ornate engraved title page followed by thirty plates of calligraphic examples by Johann Menzzer. The plates demonstrate a variety of hands using quotations, biblical passages, and alphabets in Latin, French, and German, and include elaborate flourishes and ornamentation. A few of the examples have large initials and letters filled in with decoration. Menzzer was secretary and scribe to Ludwig IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt. Bound in contemporary gilt boards with green and red patterned endpapers. Boards show some light finger-marks and slight wear to extremities, else very fine. A.e.g. (Bonacini 1162).

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        Physiognomische Fragmente zur Beförderung der Menschenkenntniß und Menschenliebe. Gott schuf den Menschen sich zum Bilde! Erster- Vierter Versuch. 4 Bände (komplett).

      Leipzig und Winterthur, Weidmann' Erben und Reich, und Heinrich Steiner und Compagnie, - 1775 - 4°. 32, 0 x 26,5 cm. VIII, [12], 272, 8 Seiten, [10], 291, [9] Seiten, [12], 356, [8] Seiten und XII, 490, [10] Seiten. Hellbraune Ganzlederbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Bandnummer auf zwei roten Lederschildchen . Erste Ausgabe. WG 58. Graesse, Tresor de livres rares, Band IV Seite 126. Mit 34 Kupfertafeln und 488 Textvignetten, Kopf- und Schlussstücken von Daniel Chodowiecki, Johann Heinrich Lips, J. R. Schellenberg u. a. Jeder Titel mit Kupfervignette. Einbände teils stärker berieben, Kapitale mit, meist, kleinen Einrissen, Rücken von Band 2 an Kapitalen mit Fehlstellen (oben und unten ca. 3,5 cm). Wenige Blätter leicht stockfleckig, ansonsten innen saubere und komplette Exemplare. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Acts of Assembly of the Province of Pennsylvania

      1775. First Edition . Signed. (REVOLUTION). The Acts of Assembly of the Province of PennsylvaniaÂ… And an AppendixÂ… Together with the Royal, Proprietary, City and Borough Charters; and the Original Concessions of the Honourable William Penn to the First Settlers of the Province. Philadelphia: Hall and Sellers, 1775. Folio, period style full speckled calf gilt, red morocco spine label, raised bands, marbled endpapers. $2000.First edition of this official folio collection of the Acts of the Pennsylvania Assembly, published by FranklinÂ’s longtime partner and spanning the rule of four British monarchs, containing a printing of the Pennsylvania charter of 1681, issued only one year after the convening of the First Continental Congress and shortly before the Assembly was disbanded on the eve of revolution.This 1775 official printing of the collected Acts of the Pennsylvania Assembly marks a turning point in American history. Published by the former partner of Benjamin Franklin, this folio volume appeared only one year before the colonial Assembly was disbanded and replaced under the Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776. Further, this key record emerged shortly after the Pennsylvania Assembly elections of October 1774 were “convened while the First Continental Congress deliberated.” That 1774 Assembly then “promptly approved its actions— the first colonial legislature to do so” (Klein, History of Pennsylvania, 88). Herein are Acts passed under the rule of four British monarchs (1700-1775), a printing of the Pennsylvania Charter of 1681, and laws on religious freedom, western expansion, the controversial quartering of British soldiers, colonial defense and changing relations with Indians. The shift toward revolution is also implicit here in actions such as a 1767 law that orders death for the counterfeiting of currency (p. 336)—signaling a increase of “troubles over paper money and the quartering of soldiers that kept alive the feeling against England” (Lincoln, Revolutionary Movement, 137). In 1776 the Assembly was disbanded in a move aided “by the Continental Congress which, indeed, chose Philadelphia as its meeting place partly to give aid and encouragement to the Pennsylvania revolutionary party” (Klein, 93-4). This first edition edited by loyalist Joseph Galloway and published by David Hall, a longtime partner in Benjamin FranklinÂ’s publishing firm. Franklin had captured the government printing job in Pennsylvania from his rivals the Bradfords when he was made clerk of the Assembly in 1736, a position that allowed Franklin to secure “the business of printing the votes, laws, paper money, and other occasional jobs for the public”— especially regular printings of the Acts. In 1748 “Franklin retired and turned over the operation of his printing business to his foreman David Hall” (Isaacson, 114, 127). Franklin and HallÂ’s firm regularly published these official collections until their partnership expired in 1766, and Hall continued to publish Assembly Acts under his imprint. Without three-page Addendum, rarely found. Evans 14364. Harvard Law Catalogue, 322. Sabin 59820. Thomas, 379-80. Tower, 216. Text generally fresh with light scattered foxing, light marginalia. Beautifully bound.

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        ijsgezicht nabij Antwerpen, Dutch winter scene,1775.

      ?Village pres d?Anvers??Ets vervaardigd door landschapsetser en -schilder Franz Edmund Weirotter, uitgegeven door Fran?ois Basan te Parijs in 1775. Afm. (afb.) 23,7 x 36,7 cm.Weirotter (1733-1771) krijgt zijn opleiding in Innsbruck, Wenen, Regensburg, Mainz en uiteindelijk in Parijs waar hij in 1759 de Duitse graveur Johann Georg Wille tegenkomt. Bij Wille, die zeer succesvol is in Frankrijk, leert Weirotter graveren. In zijn vroege jaren volgt hij de uit Itali? afkomstige pseudo Hollandse stijl.Hij blijft in Parijs tot 1763, vanwaar hij naar Rome vertrekt. In 1765 keert hij weer terug naar Parijs, om vervolgens in 1767 in Wenen tekenleraar te worden aan de Academie. Daar overlijdt hij aan een oogkwaal op 41 jarige leeftijd.Ondanks zijn korte leven liet hij een imposant oeuvre van 288 etsen na. Vrijwel allemaal landschapsvoorstellingen. Kort na zijn dood worden 218 van zijn etsplaten gekocht door de Parijse uitgever Basan & Poignant, die in 1775 de platen in een kleine oplage herdrukt.Prijs: ?625,- (incl. lijst, BTW margeregeling).

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        Das Maskenrecht, 1775

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Beschriftung: oben mittig bezeichnet: "Das Masquen-recht"; verso Sammlungsstempel. Werkverzeichnis: Engelmann 121. Provenienz: Du Bois. Grösse: 9 x 12,4 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: Papier: 13,4 x 19,0 cm. Beschreibung: Sehr seltenes Blatt. Eine Anspielung auf das unerträgliche Benehmen der Menschen bei Maskeraden, die glauben, sich alles erlauben zu können. Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen.

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        Reliques of Ancient English Poetry: Consisting of Old Heroic Ballads, Songs, and other Pieces of our earlier Poets. Together with some few of a later Date.

      London: J. Dodsley, 1775 - 3 volumes, foolscap octavo (172 × 107 mm) Slightly later dark blue straight-grained morocco, titles direct to the spines, flat bands with narrow rope-twist roll, small tool of overlapping dotted circles and quatrefoils to the first and fifth compartments, rolled panel of overlapped alternate dotted and solid circles within a panel of a broad and narrow fillet, dotted edge-tooling to the corners, all edges gilt, narrow foliate roll to the turn-ins, light buff endpapers. Very light shelf-wear, light browning, occasional foxing, particularly in volume III, an extremely pretty Regency binding in excellent, unrestored state. Engraved frontispiece to volume I, also an uncalled for engraved author portrait tipped in before the preface, emblematic title-page vignettes to all, each volume with two illustrative section heads, and a similar tail-piece, one page of musical notation. First published 1765, this a lovely set of the third edition in which Percy "corrected such Mistakes as he had detected [and] also inserted such further Illustrations as had either occurred to himself, or been communicated to him" (Advertisement to the Third Edition). The dedication, though signed by Percy, was written by Samuel Johnson. Johnson had in fact offered to do much more, but the task of helping Percy select and annotate the material fell instead to Shenstone. "Most of Percy's contemporaries welcomed the Reliques as a powerful blast of fresh air. 'Poetry has been absolutely redeemed by it', wrote Wordsworth ('Essay supplementary to the preface', Lyrical Ballads, 1815, 3, 75). Several generations of poets felt its influence: Blake, Coleridge, Keats, Rossetti, Morris, Swinburne, and many lesser lights. Scott, both as novelist and ballad-editor, owed a debt to the book, as did figures such as Bürger, Herder, and the Grimm brothers in Germany, and by extension European Romanticism in general" (ODNB).

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        Geschichte Gustav Adolphs, Königs von Schweden. Aus den Arkenholzischen Handschriften und den vornehmsten Geschichtsschreibern. Erster Band. Erste und zweythe Abtheilung . Zweiter Band. Erste Abtheilung . Zweythe und letzte Abtheilung in 2 Bänden komplett.

      Breslau: Löwe 1775 - 1777. - Gutes Exemplar der deutschen Erstausgabe, anonym erschienen. Vollständig in zwei Bänden mit insgesamt vier Abteilungen. Einbände berieben und bestossen, innen nur geringe Altersspuren. Recht seltene Edition. Mauvillon (1712-1779) war ein französischer Schriftsteller und Professor für französische Literatur in Braunschweig. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 8°. Kupferporträt, 490, 472 S. Mit einigen Textvignetten. Schlichte Halblederbände d.Z. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Crisis. Number LIX

      1775. [MOORE, William]. The Crisis. Number LIX. (London: T.W. Shaw), March 2, 1776. Small folio (7 by 11-1/2 inches), disbound, three leaves tipped together at center fold for six pages; pp. [377]-382. $1750.A 1776 rarity, first edition of the 59th installment of ""The Crisis"": part of a weekly series of political essays published in London defending American liberty and criticizing royal authority—“violent censure of the British ministryÂ’s American policy” (Howes).The present issue is the 59th installment of a pro-American publication printed in London entitled ""The Crisis."" This weekly, published by T.W. Shaw, ran from January 1775 to September 1776 in 91 issues and was notable for its fierce attacks, not only against Parliament but George III as well; by order of the House of Commons, No. 3 was publicly burned in March, 1775. (Note: this series is not to be confused with Thomas Paine's similarly titled series of essays, ""The American Crisis"" which ran in newspapers beginning in December 1776 – though he very well may have been inspired by the title.) Editorship has been attributed to William Moore, author of ""The Whisperer,"" an anti-government British newspaper, using various pseudonyms. (""Casca"" is the name used for this issue.) The text begins with an ornate initial ""H"" enclosed in the motto ""Auro Libertas Pretiosior"" – ""Freedom is more precious than gold.""The present installment begins with a quote from Dr. Church's letter to Major Kane of the King's Army, calling Dr. Church ""General Gage's Spy"": ""For the sake of the miserably convulsed Empire solicit Peace, repeal the Acts, or Britain is undone."" The essay urges the administration to follow Dr. Church's advice, since ""he is a villain of their own."" It goes on to read, in part, ""From the innocent blood thus spilt in America will arise a hydra with many heads; not a monster, but (hear it ye wise counselors of the royal cabinet!) an opulent, a splendid, a powerful CommonwealthÂ… The rule of right is immutable and eternal. A government free from kings, and sons of kings, bids the fairest for preserving it. Such is a Commonwealth, (now in embryo in America) because it has virtue for its basisÂ… With more than human fortitude they are wisely providing for their future peace in the midst of war."" Pagination continuous from previous numbers, as issued. Fine condition. Scarce.

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        ijsgezicht nabij Antwerpen, Dutch winter scene,1775.

      ?Village pres d?Anvers?'Ets vervaardigd door landschapsetser en -schilder Franz Edmund Weirotter, uitgegeven door François Basan te Parijs in 1775. Afm. (afb.) 23,7 x 36,7 cm.Weirotter (1733-1771) krijgt zijn opleiding in Innsbruck, Wenen, Regensburg, Mainz en uiteindelijk in Parijs waar hij in 1759 de Duitse graveur Johann Georg Wille tegenkomt. Bij Wille, die zeer succesvol is in Frankrijk, leert Weirotter graveren. In zijn vroege jaren volgt hij de uit Italië afkomstige pseudo Hollandse stijl.Hij blijft in Parijs tot 1763, vanwaar hij naar Rome vertrekt. In 1765 keert hij weer terug naar Parijs, om vervolgens in 1767 in Wenen tekenleraar te worden aan de Academie. Daar overlijdt hij aan een oogkwaal op 41 jarige leeftijd.Ondanks zijn korte leven liet hij een imposant oeuvre van 288 etsen na. Vrijwel allemaal landschapsvoorstellingen. Kort na zijn dood worden 218 van zijn etsplaten gekocht door de Parijse uitgever Basan & Poignant, die in 1775 de platen in een kleine oplage herdrukt.Prijs: ?625,- (incl. lijst, BTW margeregeling).

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        Origin of the American Contest with Great-Britain

      1775. First Edition . (REVOLUTION) (LEONARD, Daniel). The Origin of the American Contest With Great-Britain, Or, The present political State of the Massachusetts-Bay, in general, and The Town of Boston in particular. New-York: Printed by James Rivington, 1775. Slim octavo, later black leather gilt rebacked with original spine laid down, marbled boards, uncut; pp. (i-ii), (1-2), 3-86. $9000.First edition of the first publication in book form of the Boston loyalistÂ’s controversial defense of Britain following the Stamp Act and BritainÂ’s punishment for the Boston Tea Party, issued under the name of Massachusettensis—“one of the first accounts of the pre-revolutionary controversy to examine the complex interaction of struggles between patriots and loyalistsÂ… Leonard's major claim to a place of prominence among the leading loyalists in revolutionary America” (ODNB)—prompting John Adams, writing as Novanglus, to defend the colonial cause in his own series of letters. By 1774 many colonists ""felt that they had to choose between Britain and a mild tyranny on the one hand and American freedom and tumult on the other."" In the wake of the Stamp Act and the Boston Tea Party, prominent Massachusetts lawyer Daniel Leonard published a series of articles in newspapers under the name of Massachusettensis from December 1774 to April 1775 (with New York publisher Rivington assembling the initial eight articles in this very scarce first edition of The Origin of the American Contest with Great-Britain). Here Leonard, once a good friend of John Adams and one-time supporter of Samuel Adams and James Otis, emerges ""as a champion of Britain"" (Alden, 156). Challenging patriot views on the authority of Parliament and arguing the inevitability of America's defeat against British might, Leonard warns Massachusetts-Bay is ""in danger of being drenched with blood and carnage"" (53). ""The leader of the faction that would come to be known as the 'Loyalists,' Leonard went so far as to insist that the colonists had no right to oppose taxes and to defy the authority of the mother countryÂ… Leonard also charged that a small clique of agitators was misleading the colonists and inflaming them with the suspicion that England intended not only to regulate the colonies but to subvert the people's rights and liberties"" (Diggins, John Adams, 27). This is the ""most influential early Tory attempt to defend England's conduct"" (Howes L258). When John Adams read Leonard's Massachusettensis essays, erroneously attributing them to Jonathan Sewall, he responded with a series of letters written under the name of Novanglus, publishing the first 12 in the Boston Gazette from January 23 to April 1775. ""Leonard's was one of the first accounts of the pre-revolutionary controversy to examine the complex interaction of struggles between patriots and loyalists in each colony, on one level, and the merging of these conflicts at the continental levelÂ… The Massachusettensis letters are Leonard's major claim to a place of prominence among the leading loyalists in revolutionary America."" His writings were so influential at the time that some saw Lexington and Concord in April 1775 as confirmation of Leonard's warnings. As colonial rebellion broke into open revolution, Leonard ""volunteered for military action in the assault on Bunker Hill. When the British evacuated Boston in March 1776 the Leonard family joined in the exodusÂ… By August 1776 he had made his way to London where he became an active member of the loyalist exile community"" (ODNB). Later in life Adams wrote that Thomas Hutchinson ""Seduced from my Bosom, three of the most intimate Friends I ever had in my Life, Jonathan Sewall, Samuel Quincy, and Daniel Leonard"" (November 16, 1816 letter to William Tudor). ""This contains eight of the 17 letters that appeared originally in the Massachusetts Gazette and The Boston Post-Boy and AdvertiserÂ… At the bottom of page 86 is a note that the rest of the letters are in press. They never appearedÂ… Page [I] is a second title page reading The Present Political State Of The Province of Massachusetts Bay In General And The Town Of Boston In ParticularÂ… Some copies have only this second title page."" The first title page, present herein, is ""probably part of the last signature and thus was part of the original printing of the pamphlet"" (Adams, American Independence 180a). Precedes the Boston edition of 17 letters. Sabin 40099. Evans 14158. Adams 75-76a. Streeter II:769. ESTC W28815. Bookplate of the Library Company of Philadelphia with deaccession notation. Small early inked notation to corner of first title page not affecting text.Text generally fresh with light scattered foxing, expert paper repair to gutter edge of Origin title page not affecting text, expert paper repair to one leaf (p. 15) affecting only the last letter of the first three lines of text, two other leaves with minor marginal expert paper repairs; expert restoration to spine.

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        Johann Sebastian Bachs vierstimmige Choral-Gesänge gesammlet von Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach 1765." Contemporary manuscript copy of chorales by Bach and others.

      [Probably Leipzig, 1765-1775]. - Oblong folio (340 x 202 mm). 272 written pages with a total of 252 numbered chorales (and 4 pages of empty pen-staves). Contemporary half calf over mottled boards with manuscript title label to upper cover. All edges sprinkled in red. Highly interesting collection of Bach chorales, very likely assembled from 1765 onwards at St. Thomas School, Leipzig under the direction of Johann Friedrich Doles, the student of and successor to Johann Sebastian Bach, who sought to make his master's works more widely known. According to an expert opinion included with the volume (ca. 1940), the late head of the Peters Music Library, Kurt Taut (1888-1939), had surmised that the book was "written in Doles's own hand". This assumption is sustained by the apparently autograph entry "di Doles" at the beginning of the Doles chorales which entirely resembles the writing of the remainder of the manuscript. - The volume comprises a total of 252 chorales in a clean, contemporary copy by a single hand, numbered in red ink and (by a later editor) in pencil. Numbers 1 through 200 broadly agree with the two-part printed edition of Bach's chorales issued by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (Berlin/Leipzig 1765 & 1769), while numbers 231-251 represent the melodies for Gellert's "Geistliche Oden und Lieder" which Doles published in 1758, but in a revised order. As far as they could be identified, the final piece as well as the thirty pieces between the (real or ascribed) Bach music and Doles's settings consist of works by various composers of the 16th through 18th centuries, including Doles. - Provenance: In 1882 the book was in the library of the Leipzig-based cultural anthropologist and Bach collector Albrecht Kurzwelly (1868-1917), as shown by his label on the pastedown and his ownership on the flyleaf. After his death, it passed into the possession of the Zwenkau music publisher and collector Walter Höckner (cf. his stamp and the end). - Extremeties slightly bumped; a few spine defects have been professionally repaired. Signed expertise (1878) by the Leipzig choirmaster and Bach scholar Wilhelm Rust (1822-92); another opinion (1918) by Rust's successor Bernhard Friedrich Richter (1850-1931) is pasted between the upper cover and the flyleaf. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Contemporary description of the Battle of Bunker Hill

      1775. REVOLUTION. [Contemporary broadside describing the Battle of Bunker Hill]. [Boston: John Howe, 1775]. One broadside leaf (6 by 12 inches), matted and framed; entire piece measures 12-1/2 by 19 inches. $21,000.Scarce and important original 1775 broadside offering a Loyalist account of the Battle of Bunker Hill, printed a week after the fighting.The first major battle of the American Revolution, the Battle of Bunker Hill, saw the revolutionaries defeated; however, their “skill and tenacity reassured colonists everywhere that the Revolution would not be strangled in its cradle” (Oxford Companion to United States Military History). This contemporary broadside describes the conflict from a Loyalist perspective, praising the British victory. John Howe, the same Loyalist printer who published General Gage’s account of the events of April 19, 1775, printed and circulated this document. While it accurately describes the action, the casualty count it contains has been heavily embroidered by the British for propaganda purposes, emphasizing their troops’ fierce bravery and courage: “The Loss [the revolutionaries] sustained, must have been considerable, from the vast Numbers they were seen to carry off during the Action, exclusive of what they suffered from the shipping. About a Hundred were buried the Day after, and Thirty found wounded on the Field, some of which are since Dead. About 170 of the King’s Troops were killed, and since dead of their Wounds; and a great many were wounded.” According to Boatner, American strength was about 3000 with an estimated 140 dead and 601 wounded. British strength was about 2500, and the King’s troops lost about 45% of their number. Of the British officer casualties in the 20 battles fought during the Revolution, one-eighth were killed and one-sixth wounded at Bunker Hill. The broadside concludes: “This Action has shown the bravery of the King’s Troops, who under every Disadvantage, gained a compleat Victory over Three Times their Number, strongly posted, and covered by Breastworks. But they fought for their King, their Laws and Constitution.” Streeter 760. Evans 13842. Ford 1801. A fine broadside, rare and desirable.

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        Die g

      Berlin, im Verlag der Buchhandlung der Realschule 1775 - 1775-1776. Drei B

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        Geschichte des Lebens und der Bekehrung Gottfried Seligs

      0 - Geschichte des Lebens und der Bekehrung Gottfried Seligs, . seiner drey Schwestern und einiger nahen Anverwandten, welche s

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        Traité de la construction théorique et pratique du scaphandre ou du bateau de l'homme...

      P., chez Debure père et chez l'auteur, 1775, pet. in 8°, de XLVIII-328pp.-3ff., ill. de 4 planches se dépl., demi-veau époque, dos lisse orné, bel exemplaire. Très rare édition originale de cet ouvrage pionnier décrivant le scaphandre de l'invention de l'auteur (il aussi l'inventeur du mot). Ce scaphandre en liège permettait de se déplacer en marchant verticalement dans les eaux profondes, et l'auteur fit lui-même plusieurs démonstrations de son invention dans la Seine à Paris, puis en 1768 devant le Roi Louis XV en forêt de Sénart. Il recense tous les usages civils et militaires de son invention, et la 2° édition de 1804 inclue même un projet de formation d'une légion nautique ou d'éclaireurs des côtes, destinée à opérer des débarquements...(sic). ¶ Poggendorff I.1338 - Honeyman collect. n°1871 - Polak n°4972.

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        La contagion sacrée, ou histoire naturelle de la superstition. Ouvrage traduit de l'anglais

      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! S.n. Londres [Amsterdam?] 1775 in-12 (10x17cm) 188pp. , 192pp. 2 tomes reliés en un volume

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        Lettres a une princesse d`Allmagne sur divers sujets de physique et de philosophie. 3 Bände in einem Band

      Barthelemi Chirol 1775 Barthelemi Chirol, Genf, 1775. VIII/309/VIII/351/X/351 S. mit zusammen 27 gefalteten Kupferstichtafeln, Ganzleder mit geprägten Rückentiteln (etwas berieben und bestossen/oberes kapital ausgebrochen/alter Besitzername auf Vorsatz) - Leomhard Euler (1707 in Basel - 1783, Sankt Petersburg). Besondere Bedeutung in der Öffentlichkeit erlangte seine popularwissenschaftliche Schrift ,,Lettres à une princesse d\'Allemagne\"\", die in der ersten Auflage 1768 erschien, in der er in Form von Briefen an die Prinzessin Frederike Charlotte von Brandenburg-Schwedt, eine Nichte Friedrichs des Grossen, die Grundzüge der Physik, der Astronomie, der Mathematik, der Philosophie und der Theologie widmete - Versand D: 5,90 EUR Philosophie,Geschichte

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        Snedorffs samtlige Skrivter. Bind 1-9.

      Kiøbenhavn, Trykt paa Gyldendals Forlag, 1775-77. (32) + 413 + (8) + 487 + (8) + 480 + (8) + 575 + (8) + 517 + (8) + 574 + (26) + (22) + 519 + (4) + 556 + (8) + 500 + (22) s. Kobberstukket portrett. Samt. skinnbd. med fem opph. bind. Rik ryggdekor i gull. Ryggene litt skrapet. Bind 1,6 og 8 litt slitt ved øvre kapitél. Skrift på forsatsbl. i bd. 1.

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        The Illustrious and Renowned HISTORY OF THE SEVEN CHAMPIONS OF CHRISTENDOM. In Three Parts. Containing their Honourable Births, Victories, and Noble Achievements by Sea and Land, in divers strange Countries: Their Combats with giants, Monsters, &c. Wonderful Adventures, Fortunes and Misfortunes, in Desarts, Wildernesses, and Inchanted Castles: Their Conquests of Empires and Kingdoms, relieving distressed Ladies, with their faithful Love to them: The Honour they won in Tilts and Tournaments, and Success against the Enemies of Christendom. Also, with Heroic Adventures of St, George's Three Sons. And the Manner of their Untimely Deaths: Also how they came to be stiled Saints, and Champions of Christendom. The Tenth Edition.

      156 pages. Recto of frontis is a book-list; wood-engraved frontispiece, and 39 wood-engravings within the text, of which many are repeats. Original hessian-covered boards. 12mo. Small piece list from fore-edge of title with slight loss of final letters there and on the verso; head and heel of spine worn; ownership details on endpaper; else very good.

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        Plays by Early American Women, 1775-1850

      448 Seiten Gebundene Ausgabe Ausgetragenes Bibliotheksexemplar ISBN: 9780472095988

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        The English Lepidoptera: or, the Aurelian's Pocket Companion: Containing a Catalogue of upward of Four Hundred Moths and Butterflies, the Food of their Respective Caterpillars, the Time of Changing into Chrysalis, and Appearance in the Winged State

      London: For J. Robson, 1775. xv, (2), 66, (1), hand-col engraved frontis. . HB. Sm. 4to, nicely rebound in recent half morocco, marbled boards, spine untitled. Minor spotting to the Index. Vg. From the library of Paul Sokoloff with his book-plate to endpaper.. 1st edition. Rare. 'Harris in the preface to this volume explains that he prepared it with a view to providing a handbook for collectors which could be carried in the pocket during field expeditions...The first time in the literature of British Lepidoptera that a comprehensive handbook of this description appears in print' - Lisney (1960)..

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        Lettres a une princesse dAllmagne sur divers sujets de physique et de philosophie. 3 Bände in einem Band

      Barthelemi Chirol, Genf, 1775. VIII/309/VIII/351/X/351 S. mit zusammen 27 gefalteten Kupferstichtafeln, Ganzleder mit geprägten Rückentiteln (etwas berieben und bestossen/oberes kapital ausgebrochen/alter Besitzername auf Vorsatz) - Leomhard Euler (1707 in Basel - 1783, Sankt Petersburg). Besondere Bedeutung in der Öffentlichkeit erlangte seine popularwissenschaftliche Schrift ,,Lettres à une princesse d'Allemagne", die in der ersten Auflage 1768 erschien, in der er in Form von Briefen an die Prinzessin Frederike Charlotte von Brandenburg-Schwedt, eine Nichte Friedrichs des Grossen, die Grundzüge der Physik, der Astronomie, der Mathematik, der Philosophie und der Theologie widmete -

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        RICHARD EARLOM (1742 - 1822). "A Fruit Market". Reich gedeckter Marktstand, mit übervollen Obstkörben, links die Händlerin im Gespräch mit einer eleganten Kundin. Unten Inschrift und Wappen.

      - Schabkunstblatt von R. Earlom und Jan Boeckhorst nach Frans Snyders bei John Boydell, dat. 1775, 36 x 57 cm. Nagler Bd. IV, S. 245: "Der grösste Schabkünstler Englands". Earlom "bereitete seine Platte mit einer höchst einzähnigen Wiege zu, daher boten sie in den dunklen Stellen den feinsten Sammt dar, warfen aber aus derselben Ursache auch nur eine geringe Anzahl von Abdrücken ab". - Aus der bekannten Folge: "Die vier Märkte". - In den Rändern nur minimal gebräunt.

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        Verlustiging der oogen en van den geest, of verzameling van allerley bekende hoorens en schulpen.

      Amsterdam, F, Houttuyn 1775 - Tle. 4-6 (von 6) in 1 Bd. 4°. 1 nn. Bl., 12 nn. Bl., m. 100 (90) altkol. Kupfertafeln. HLdr.d.Zt. m. RVerg. u. RSchild., (etw. ber., Rücken etw. brüchig u. verfärbt). Nissen ZBI 2236. - Bd. 2 mit den Teilen 4-6 eines der schönsten Werke über Muscheln des 18. Jahrhunderts in der holländischen Ausgabe. - Die Vorlagen für die prächtig kolorierten Kupfertafeln wurden von dem Nürnberger Kupferstecher und Kunsthändler Georg Wolfgang Knorr geschaffen und von Ph. L. Statius Müller beschrieben (Thieme-B. XXI, 30-31). - Vor- u. Nachsatz gering fl., Vorsatz mit Überklebung, sehr gutes sauberes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres philosophiques de Mr de la Mettrie. Nouvelle édition, corrigée & augmentée. Tome premier. (second et troisième).

      A Berlin. 1775 - Trois tomes en 2 vol. in- 12 ; 1er vol. : IV- 296 pp. ; 2nd vol. : (4)- 270- (2) pp. ; 150 pp. ; basane marbrée fauve, dos à nerfs ornés, roulette or sur les coupes, tranches rouges, rel. de l' ép. Une des éditions parues après l' originale in- 4 de 1751. P. Lemée, dans son étude sur La Mettrie (1925), donne celles d' Amsterdam, 1774, et de Berlin, 1796, comme les plus complètes. Or la nôtre, Berlin, 1775, a exactement le même contenu. Erreurs de pagination, sans manque, dans le tome I, accrocs aux coiffes, (la coiffe sup. du tome I arasée), coins légèrement émoussés, autres défauts mineurs, reste un bon ex. Qq. fines notes anciennes, à l' encre, dans les marges, un jugement global plutôt négatif en regard du titre du tome I, de la même main. Ex-libris gravé au 1er contreplat : "N'oyant que moi Biéville". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Heimführung der Braut, 1775

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Werkverzeichnis: Engelmann 133. Grösse: 4,8 x 12 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: Papier: 12,3 x 21,3 cm. Zustand: Guter Zustand. Beschreibung: „Voran nach Links schreitet Hymen mit brennender Fackel und Siegesfahne mit der Inschrift ‚AU RENDÉS VOUS‘; dahinter reitet ein die Geige spielender Mann, auf einem Hunde: die Treue und Freude. Diesem folgt eilenden Schrittes der Bräutigam, der auf dem Rücken die in einem Korbe sitzende junge Frau trägt; auf seinem Halse sitzt Amor mit verbundenen Augen, den er an den Beinen festhält. Hinter ihm geht ‚das Charivari der Franzosen‘: ein Dudelsackpfeifer mit Stelzfuss, auf dem Rücken einen Kessel tragend, auf welchem ein hinter ihm tanzender Harlekin trommelt. Ueber diesen letzten zwei Figuren fliegt nach Links ein Storch." (Engelmann 1857, S. 86). Engelmann vermerkt zur Entstehung des Blattes: "Dieses Blätchen wurde bey Gelegenheit einer Hochzeit seines Freundes Barthelemy, eines Eisenhändlers, dann Rentiers, zuletzt Secretairs des französischen Consistoriums in Berlin, gemacht, um es als Karte zu gebrauchen, welche mit den Namen eines jeden Gastes bezeichnet, auf die Couverts gelegt wurde. Seine in dem Korbe sitzende junge Frau war eine geb. Kolbe, Tante des kürzlich verstorbenen Malers Kolbe in Berlin" (Handschriftlich vom Künstler.)" (Engelmann 1857, S. 86). Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen.

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        L'art du tourneur mécanicien

      Paris, Roubo, 1775. 1775, 1775, in-folio, VIII-390 pp, 45 planches gravées en taille-douce (la n° 12 étant bis), dont une dépliante, demi-veau havane de l'époque, dos à nerfs et fleuronné, pièces de titre rouges, plats modernes, Édition originale de cette "première partie", seule parue, complète des 45 planches gravées sur cuivre d'après les dessins d'André-Jacob Roubo et de Goussier par Le Roy, Benard, Pelletier, Berthault, Milsan, Beurlier et Michelinot. La planche n° 31 est ornée en tête d'une jolie représentation d'un atelier de tourneur en bois et en ivoire. L'ouvrage fait partie des "Descriptions des arts et métiers, faites ou approuvées par Messieurs de l'Académie royale des sciences". Hulot, maitre tourneur et mécanicien breveté du Roi, mort en 1781, était un proche du célèbre menuisier André-Jacob Roubo, auprès duquel il fit paraître ce manuel. La seconde partie n'a jamais vu le jour. Quérard IV, 160. Bel exemplaire, habilement restauré

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        Descriptiones animalium avium, amphibiorum, piscium, insectorum, vermium; quæ in itinere orientali observavit Petrus Forskål. Post mortem auctoris edidit Carsten Niebuhr. Adjuncta est materia medica kahirina atque tabula maris rubri geographica.

      Hauniæ (København), 1775. Ex officina Mölleri, aulæ Typographia. 4:o. 19,(1),XXXIV,(2, last blank),164 pp. + engraved folding map. Contemporary full calf. Red coloured edges. Front board with water soiling to outer edge. Some small holes with loss of surface of the calf. Lower board with loss of surface at lower outer corner. Interior with large margins. Clean, no foxing. Small label on front paste-down. 25 x 19,5 cm. Namnet skrives ibland Pehr Forsskål. Forsskål var en av Linnés viktigaste lärjungar. I Uppsala förvärvade han kunskaper i botanik som gjorde att han rekryterades till den danska forskningsexpeditionen till sydvästra delen av Arabiska halvön som startade i januari 1761. I Jemen drabbades Forsskål av malaria och avled den 11 juli 1763. Den ende överlevande av expeditionens fem deltagare var Carsten Niebuhr som återkom till Danmark 1767. Om Forsskål skriver Niebuhr senare bland annat: "Forsskål var den lärdaste mannen i hela sällskapet, och hade han kommit tillbaka levande skulle han kanske ha varit den lärdaste i hela Europa. Han var arbetsam, han föraktade alla faror, besvärligheter och försakelser. Hans fel var hans diskussionslust, hans självrådighet och hans hetsighet". Forsskåls unika insamlade forskningsmaterial fördes till Köpenhamn och den första dokumentationen från expeditionen utgavs på 1770-talet. En av de växter som Forsskål skickat hem gav Linné namnet Forsskaolea med tilläggsbeteckningarna tenacissima, hispida, adhaerens, uncinata (hårdnackad, vild, envis, kantig) till Forsskåls minne. Carsten Niebuhr utgav postumt Peter Forsskåls Descriptiones animalium , Flora Ægyptiaco-Arabica og Icones rerum naturalium.

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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" in Mémoires de l'Académie Royale des Sciences Année 1775 pp. 520-526, 1778 WITH "Expériences sur la respiration des animaux et sur les changements qui arrivent à l'air par leur poumon" & "Mémoire sur la combustion des chandelles dans l'air atmosphérique et dans l'air éminemment respirable" & "Mémoire sur la combustion en général" in Mémoires de l'Académie Royale des Sciences Année 1777, pp. 185-194; pp. 195-204; pp. 592-600, 1780)

      FIRST EDITION, LAVOISIER'S OFFICIAL EASTER MEMOIR ON THE COMPOSITION OF AIR & A SECOND MEMOIR VOLUME IN WHICH HE MADE A NUMBER OF FURTHER STUDIES OF OXYGEN & ITS ROLE IN RESPIRATION & COMBUSTION. In the first 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, Lavoisier and the Chemistry of Life). CONDITION & DETAILS: Paris: De l'Imprimerie royal. Two volumes, complete. 4to (10.5 x 8.25). Année 1775: [12], 575, [3]. 11 folding engraved copperplates. Année 1777: [14], 664, [4]. 14 engraved copperplates. Both volumes handsomely rebound in full calf to match the original bindings of the period. 5 raised bands at the spine, gilt-tooled in the compartments. 2 red morocco spine labels, also gilt-tooled. Handsome wide margins throughout. Slight toning throughout, otherwise bright and very clean. Near fine condition.

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        Les Saisons, poëme

      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. s.n. Paris 1775 xxxvj (1p.) 38-467pp. (1f. errata) relié

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        Traité de la construction théorique et pratique du scaphandre ou du bateau de l'homme...

      P., chez Debure père et chez l'auteur, 1775, pet. in 8°, de XLVIII-328pp.-3ff., ill. de 4 planches se dépl., demi-veau époque, dos lisse orné, bel exemplaire. Très rare édition originale de cet ouvrage pionnier décrivant le scaphandre de l'invention de l'auteur (il aussi l'inventeur du mot). Ce scaphandre en liège permettait de se déplacer en marchant verticalement dans les eaux profondes, et l'auteur fit lui-même plusieurs démonstrations de son invention dans la Seine à Paris, puis en 1768 devant le Roi Louis XV en forêt de Sénart. Il recense tous les usages civils et militaires de son invention, et la 2° édition de 1804 inclue même un projet de formation d'une légion nautique ou d'éclaireurs des côtes, destinée à opérer des débarquements...(sic). ¶ Poggendorff I.1338 - Honeyman collect. n°1871 - Polak n°4972.

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

      London. Robert Sayer. 1775. Copperplate engraved map, outline handcolor, 23 1/2 x 37 inches (60 x 94 cm) plus margins. Printed on two joined sheets. 1 inch split at one fold intersection with two 1/2 inch tears from this, one short split at another fold intersection, top left corner creased with several foxing spots, small spot at upper right edge (just before L of Labrador, a couple of extra creases at 2 lower folds, split at two left fold ends just to neat line. An extremely detailed and fascinating map of this strategic area of North America, with several insets and two profiles. Scale of the main map is 3 inches to 10 "English & French Leagues" (1: 695,000). At left is a several paragraph text "account of the Navigation of the River St. Laurence from Lake Ontario to the Isle of Anticosti" "given by a Gentleman who lately made that Voyage."

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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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        Récréation (La) Françoise où Nouveau Jeu Historique et Chronologique DES ROIS DE FRANCE Incisione in rame colorata da mano coeva. Gioco di 67 caselle numerate, spirale, antiorario, centripeto che illustra la storia dei Re di Francia da Pharamond a Luigi XVI. Il gioco è molto simile al gioco stampato sempre da Crepy con titolo: "Nouveau Jeu Historique et Cronologique des Rois de France. In queste due edizioni, che oltre al titolo presentano altre piccole differenze, alla casella 66 l'immagine di Luigi XV è sormontata da quella di Luigi XVI casella 67. Quindi il gioco originariamente di 66 caselle e databile 1750 viene modificato con l'aggiunta di una nuova casella in occasione dell'elezione di Luigi XVI avvenuta nel 1775. Regole del gioco in lingua francese al centro del percorso.

      1775.

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        Carte des Déclinaisons et Inclinaisons de L'Aiguille Aimantée redigée d'après la table des observations Magnétiques faites par les Voyageurs depuis l'année

      Schneider, 1775. Copper engraving, mm 1000x1090. An uncommon chart designed to display magnetic variation in the Pacific, published in Buffon's 'Histoire Naturelle', in the mineralogy volumes. As this section was not as popular as the bird volumes it is believed that only 250 copies of this edition were printed. Australia and New Zealand show Cook's discoveries

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        A SERMON PREACHED BEFORE THE HONORABLE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, ON THE DAY INTENDED FOR THE CHOICE OF COUNSELLORS, AGREEABLE TO THE ADVICE OF THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS...

      Watertown, Ma, 1775. 29pp. Half title. Contemporary ownership inscription on front wrapper. Somewhat tanned, scattered foxing. Very good. William Gordon, later one of the first American historians of the Revolution, reflects on the situation of the Continental Congress in a sermon before the General Court of the Massachusetts Provincial Congress on July 19, 1775. Gordon himself was, "a vigorous partisan of independence and in 1775 was made chaplain to both houses of the Provincial Congress assembled at Watertown. Congress possessed great confidence in him and voted him a good horse and access to the prisoners of war." Of the forthcoming conflict, Gordon says in his address: "He who does not mean to bear a part in the public burdens of the day, but to escape wholly unhurt in property and person is no patriot; while he that, instead of serving, designs only to serve himself of the public, to acquire riches and raise a fortune out of the general calamity, must be really the worst of men, cannot deserve the protection of the state, and when discover'd must be detested by every true son and daughter of liberty, as being a most odious character." AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE 168. ESTC W3243. EVANS 14073. SABIN 28010.

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        Chart containing the greater part of the South Sea to the South of the Line, with the Islands dispersed thro' the same. South America with the adjacent Islands in the Southern Ocean and South Sea.

      London. R. Sayer & J. Bennett. 10 June 1775. Copperplate engraving with outline handcolor on two conjoined sheets of thick laid paper. 21 3/4 17 x 43 1/2 inches (neatline), folded as issued. Band of light soiling at the left edge of the sheet, tear entering 2 inches into map image at upper left edge (with light discoloration to verso from tape residue, not visible on map), short separations in margins along a couple of folds, several other short edge tears, scattered light foxing. This comprises sheets V and VI of the large chart of the Americas by John Green the pseudonym of Braddock Mead, and covers the area from New Zealand and the Queen Charlottes Isles to Tierra Del Fuego and the east coast of Brazil. There is great detail regarding the routes of explorers and their observations. Many bays and capes named in New Zealand as well as a "Mount Camet," and great detail along the southern coast of south America. "Is. of Ice seen by Frezier in 1712" is noted in two places off Cape Horn at approximately 58 degrees south latitude.

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        Lectures on the art of reading; First Part: Containing The Art of Reading Prose. By Thomas Sheridan, A.M. Author of Lectures on Elocution, British Education, &c

      London printed for J. Dodsley, Pall-Mall; J. Wilkie, St. Paul's Church-Yard; E. and C. Dilly, in the Poultry; and T. Davies, Russel-Str 1775 First Edition. 8vo; xii, 392pp. Beautifully bound by Fitterer to period style in full speckled calf, spine in six compartments between raised bands ruled in gilt, original olive-green lettering piece gilt. An excellent example, the pages clean, bright, and free of foxing. Lowndes 2380. Fine¶Sheridan was an Irish stage actor, educator (and incidentally, godson of Jonathan Swift and father of the playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan), as well as a major proponent of the elocution movement. In Western classical rhetoric, elocution was one of the five core disciplines of pronunciation, which was the art of delivering speeches. It emerged as a formal discipline during the eighteenth century. Sheridan's lectures on the subject, collected in Lectures on Elocution (1762) and Lectures on Reading (1775), provided directions for marking and reading aloud passages from literature. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Erbauliche Betrachtungen über das Evangelium von den zehen Jungfrauen Matt. 25 v I - 13. im Jahr 1742

      Leipziger Intelligenz Comtoir 1775 - Hardcover/gebunden 238 Seiten 180x110 mm Sprache: de 220 gr Unser Service für Sie: Originalfoto(s) und detaillierte Zustandsbeschreibung // Halblederausgabe. Altdeutsche Schrift. Einband an mehreren Stellen beschädigt. Fadenbindung leicht gelockert, jedoch keine losen Blätter. Papier nachgedunkelt, stellenweise fleckig. Auf den Einbandinnendeckeln Klebereste. Einige Seiten weisen kleine Beschädigungen auf. Ein Namenseintrag auf der Vorsatzseite, darüber hinaus keine Einträge und Anstreichungen. // Werktäglicher Versand. Sichere Verpackung in Luftpolsterfolie. Rechnung mit ausgewiesener Mehrwertsteuer möglich. Schnelle Beantwortung Ihrer Fragen vor und selbstverständlich auch nach der Bestellung. Geld-zurück-Garantie inklusive Übernahme der Portokosten im Falle einer Rücksendung. // [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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