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        Tabula Regni Borussiae Borussiam Orientalem exhibens. - Borussia occidentalis tabula.

      Nürnberg Homann Erben und 1780 1775 - Altkolorierte Kupferstichkarte von 2 Platten nach F.L. Güssefeld, Bildausschnitt je 56,5 x 44 cm, Blattgr. je 64,5 x 53 cm. Jäger, Prussia-Karten 1542-1810, 197 und 200 sowie Abb. P. 107. Detailreiche Karte von Ost- und Westpreußen nach der ersten Teilung Polens; jeweils mit Titelkartusche oben rechts und in Summe 3 Insetkarten; mit geglätteter Mittelfalz, von sehr guter Erhaltung.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH]
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        The spectator - COMPLETE in 8 volumes

      London : printed for C. Bathurst; W. Strahan; J. Rivington; T. Davies; J. Hinton [and 26 others in London] [MDCCLXXV] 1775 - Provenance; Bookplate of Martin Folkes Richton. Finely bound all in full, contemporary aniline calf. Raised bands with elaborate spine-compartment gilt tooling; contrasting title & volume labels. A good set with a couple of boards detached or starting, bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and toned as with age. Scans on request. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; With engraved title page vignettes. Subjects; Periodicals - Politics - England. Great Britain - Civilization - Periodicals. English essays - 18th century.Great Britain - History - Anne, 1702-1714. Great Britain - Social life and customs - 18th century. Referenced by: Roscoe A573 (1), English Short Title Catalog ESTCT121955. Originally published in 635 numbers from March 1, 1711 to December 6, 1712; June 18 to December 20, 1714. Mainly by Addison and Steele; no.556-635 (1714) mainly by Addison. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 226706. 5 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      - Al buen genio encomienda sus discursos historicos de la muy noble y muy leal ciudad de Murcia el licenciado Francisco Cascales. Segunda impresión Añadidad e ilustrada con algunas notas criticas.- Murcia, por Francisco Benedito, 1775; en folio, plena piel, lomo con dos tejuelos nervios y cuajado de hierros, cortes pintados, frontis grabado 9 hh, 556 pp. 17 láminas con 157 escudos 6 hh. Frontis grabado por Francisco Martin. Texto a dos columnas. Buen y limpio ejemplar. Esta segunda edición tiene más estima entre los estudiosos por haberse añadido noticias de familias nobles establecidas en Murcia después de la muerte del autor; el complemento del catálogo de los obispos de Cartagena y Murcia hasta 1775; descirpción de monumentos construdios después de 1621 y declaraciones de los colores de deben llevar los escudos según las reglas del blasón. Palau: 47159

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        Vollständige Topographie der Mark Brandenburg.

      Berlin, Verlag der Buchhandlung der Realschule, 1775. - 4 Blatt, 348 Seiten, Lederband der Zeit, 25,5 x 21,5 cm, Einband berieben und bestossen, Stück vom Rückenschild fehlt, innen etwas gebräunt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Recueil de Diferens[!] Airs Avec Accompagnment de Harpe. Musical manuscript. Probably of French or Parisian origin. Late 18th-century.

      [?ca 1775] - Quarto (ca. 265 x 200 mm). Full contemporary mid-tan leather with olive green leather title label gilt to spine in decorative compartments gilt, rules, corner ornaments, and inner dentelles gilt, blue endpapers. 1f. (illustrated title), [150], 1f. (table of contents) pp.Songs for voice and harp with systems of three to four staves per page; pieces for solo harp with systems of two staves per page. Notated in black ink primarily on 9- and 10-stave hand-ruled paper, with music for harp in fully realized notation. Some songs with additional manuscript verses to adjacent pages. With a handcoloured contemporary engraving inset to title lined with backing sheet. Each page with decorative handcoloured borders, some incorporating floral, architectural, etc., motifs.With an attractive hand-painted vignette of a music room with a harp, keyboard instrument, and music stand to lower portion of p. 136.Contains chansons, operatic airs, and solo harp music of some of the most notable composers of the late 18th-century, including Antoine Albanese; Jean-Baptiste Cardon; Charles Simon Favart; Christoph Willibald Gluck; André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry; [?Johann Baptist] Hochbrucker; Jean-Benjamin de La Borde; Pierre- Alexandre Monsigny; B. Vidal; and "Mr. Campan Fils."Contents in order of appearance:- Mon destin aupres de dimene (Romance de Gretry)- Rosine, rosine, ton oeuil (Air de Mr. Campan Fils)- Laisse moi gouter le plaisir (De Mr. Campan Fils)- Sous une saute dans la prairie (De Mr Campan Fils)- Jeune rose avec l'aurore ne vous (Air de Mr. Cardon)- Quand le rossignol du boccage (Ariette de la rosiere de salenci)- Plus brillante que l'aurore (Ariette d'Albanese)- Par la crainte et par l'esperance (D'Iphygenie)- C'est la constance qui fait tout le (Air du Faucon)- Son frond est couronné des mains (D'Iphigenie)- Philis un autre amant t'éngage (D'Albanese)- Dans l'age aimable ou l'on scait (Romance)- Laisse moi calmer tes allarmes (Ariette d'Annette et Lubin)- Soumis au silence contrains t'on desir (D'Orphée)- Je vis dans un doux esclavage (Par Mr. Vidal)- Puissiez vous, ô lire touchante (Romance)- Elle m'aima cette belle aspasie (D'Albanese)- Qui veut connoitre la paix n'a qu'avoir (D'Albanese)- Printems gardes vous bien d'embettir (De Mr. de Laborde)- Tout languit dans nos hameaux (De Mr. de Laborde)- C'est vainent que les mortels de baccus - Mon iris n'est point jolie c'est la- L'amour charmante, emitie, charmante - Enfin lise par sa presence ranime- Des deeses de ces lieux je celebre - Quand pour la premiere fois au hazard- D'un mary quand une belle reste l'epouse - Le nom de la jeune nicette est pour moi - N'aimes jamais qu'on ne vous aime, l'amour (Rondeau)- Elégie. Duo italien (Ah! Dove sei mia fille[!])- Dans les erreurs d'un songe, j'entens- Sonate, D'hochbrucher- Ouverture de Zemire et Azor- Ouverture de la belle ArseneBinding somewhat worn and scuffed; corners rubbed and bumped, especially lower corner of upper board. Unevenly trimmed at outer margins, slightly affecting borders of several pages; minor show-through; moderate staining along central portion of pp. 96-102, not affecting legibility; occasional light soiling to margins. In very good condition overall. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London. 1775. - vi,[3]-32pp. Modern half calf and marbled boards, spine gilt. Titlepage soiled, two drawings on final page (below the text). Tanned. Very good. One of three London editions of this important collection of Congressional papers, including the declaration of Congress issued July 6, 1775, giving reasons for taking up arms; the address to the twelve colonies on July 8, calling for support, and the Olive Branch Petition, the last attempt at conciliation, issued September 4, 1775. The first document appeared in several American editions before the British, but none combined with the Olive Branch petition. "This London edition was secretly issued, with no printer shown, as propaganda for American sympathizers" - Howes. The titlepage instructs: "read with candour; judge with impartiality." This edition includes a "prefatory address from the London Association to the Public." AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 75-149d. HOWES D198. SABIN 15522, 19160.

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        North America from the French of Mr. d'Anville improved with the British Surveys made Since the Peace

      London: Sayer & Bennett, 1775. Copper engraved map with original outline colour. Repaired tears and creases in the upper margin, otherwise excellent. A fine of copy this attractive map of North America Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville was the successor to Guillaume De l'Isle in the sense that he maintained the rigorous standard for accuracy that De l'Isle had established. D'Anville was the last French mapmaker to establish an international reputation which was superior to all his contemporaries, as witnessed by the respect shown by English cartographers and publishers during an era when the two countries were often at war and always hostile to one another. This D'Anville map was first appropriated by Thomas Jefferys in 1755, who used it to demonstrate French provocations that would lead imminently to war. In 1775, Sayer & Bennett revised Jefferys' map to show British colonial America as understood when the Revolution broke out.. The Peace referred to in the title refers to the 1763 peace accord with France. The map is wonderfully detailed and informative giving accurately the locales of Indian tribes just west of the white colonies, particularly in the southeast. Stevens & Tree 51 (c); McCorkle 775.2.

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        Letters from Yorick to Eliza

      Dublin: Chaimberlaine, Williams, et al., 1775. Hardcover. Fine. First Irish edition. (i)-xviii, 19-68pp. Thin 12mo. Modern binding to style in full deep teal morocco, spine in 5 compartments with raised bands, gilt, black leather lettering label, gilt. Elizabeth Draper met Sterne in 1766 in England but returned home to India in 1767. The letters were discovered after Setene's death, and in 1774 Draper authorized their publication. Her letters to Sterne were never published, although forgeries were issued in 1775. A fine copy. See Rothschild, 1973, for the English edition published in London two years earlier than this Irish edition.

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        Cartilla, y doctrina espiritual, para la crianza, y educacion de los novicios, que tomaren el habito de la orden de n.p. S. Francisco.

      Mexico: Imp. de D. Felipe de Zuñiga y Ontiveros 12mo (14.7 cm; 5.75"). [3] ff., 118 pp.. 1775 Second edition of this primer based on the doctrines of St. Bonaventure, but adapted to the practices of the Franciscan Order — here specifically set forth for novices. The first edition appeared in Mexico in 1721. A scarce work, having been printed in a limited number of copies for the very limited-sized audience of Franciscan novices. Contemporary limp vellum. Very clean and crisp. A truly excellent copy.

      [Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co]
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        Constituciones de la Real y Pontificia Universidad de Mexico

      Mexico City: Zuniga y Ontiveros, 1775. Second edition. Quarto (31 x 21 cm), 16 ff, 238 pp, 11 ff (index). Palau (60067). Palafox (1600 - 59) was one of the most productive and enlightened of the Viceroy/ Bishops that came from Spain to make a mark in the New World. Although he served as archbishop of Puebla for many years, it was during his short stint as Viceroy that saw the drawing up of new statutes for the governing of the University of Mexico, their first major amendment since the foundation in 1551, the first university in the Americas, and based on the statutes of the University of Salamanca in Spain. His conflict with the Jesuits over their many special privileges became very acrimonious, and though he had the support of the King and even the Pope, he was eventually appointed to a bishopric in Spain for the sake of peace. His case for beatification is still ongoing. The book is quite scarce in the market -- I find one auction record only dating back to 1981, and that of a rather rough copy. This copy previously belonged to Walter Howe, and bears his signature with the date 1938, as well as his bookplate. Howe was Ambassador to Chile and also professor of history of the United States at the University of Mexico (UNAM) as is attested by an envelope tipped into the front pastedown, with a letter confirming the appointment. (Howe's particular interest was mining law in New Spain, on which he wrote a book, the Mining Guild of New Spain, Harvard Pr., 1948.) There is some worming along the left inner hinge, but it does not affect the text. The binding is a handsome contemporary full marbled calf, gilt, with red morocco spine label. Despite the slight worming, this is a very good copy, and with a distinguished provenance, of a book that one very seldom sees.

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England $ Volumes

      Oxford: Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1775. Very good, with some bumping and wear to extremities, small bookplates (Preston Queens Coll. Cambridge ), and bookworm traces to prelims of 2 volumes. If there was a frontis, it is now lacking. Complete with the folding chart. . Seventh Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good.

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        An abridgment of penal statutes, which exhibits at one view, the offence; the punishment or penalty annexed to that offence; the mode of recovering and application of the penalty; the number of witnesses and Justices necessary to convict the offender; with a reference to the chapter and section of the enacting Statute.

      London: W. Strahan and M. Woodfall. 1775. oblong 8vo., viii + 558 + (38)pp., bound in (probably) the original half calf over marbled paper sides, the binding very worn but sound, internally very good. An interesting copy with the early ownership signature of H.L. Brown> and the intriguing note, evidently written by the first owner, presumably a lawyer: 'October ye 23d 1776. Put into the long pond, by the Temple, 58 brace of carp, & five brace of tench. Into the square pond, seven brace of carp'.> First edition. Sweet & Maxwell I, p.358. Sir William Addington was 'one of the Magistrates presiding at the Public Office in Bow Street' and he accordingly dedicates his laborious Abridgment> to Sir John Fielding, his celebrated but controversial magistrate colleague. The Abridgment> itself, a remarkable tour-de-force, is a painstaking classification and tabulation of criminal law.

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      Norwich, 1775. Gathered signatures, stitched, as issued. Minor foxing. Very good. An important Revolutionary-era almanac, notable for the military plan of Boston showing the location of batteries, forts, and Bunker Hill. The description of the plan is found on the titlepage: "A very neat Plan of the Town of Boston, shewing at one View, the Provincial Camp, Boston Neck, Fortification, Commons, Battery, Magazine, Charlestown Ferry, Mill Pond, Fort Hill, Corps Hill, Liberty Tree, Windmill Point, South Battery, Long Wharf, Island Wharfs, Hancock ditto, Charlestown, Bunker's Hill, Winter Hill, Cobble Hill, Forts, Prospect Hill, Provincial Lines, Lower Fort, Upper ditto, Main Guard, Cambridge College, Charles River, Pierpont's Mill, Fasciene Battery, Roxbury Hill Lines, Ministerial Army's Lines, Dorchester Hill and Point, and Mystick River." The text contains a detailed article on "The Method of making Gun-Powder, which at this Juncture may be carried into Execution in a small Way, by almost every Farmer in his own Habitations." EVANS 14618. TRUMBULL 252. DRAKE 304. BRINLEY 7339. HAMILTON, EARLY AMERICAN BOOK ILLUSTRATORS 73.

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      [Paris] 4to (26.9 cm, 10.6"). Part 2 only of 2. 8 pp.. no date [1775] The first edition of the => first work published by M. Arnaud Berquin (1747–91), this => entirely engraved dialogue between Lamon, Lysis, and "La femme" was issued together with the Pygmalion, scène lyrique, which Berquin translated into verse from the original by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. As in the instance of a copy at Texas A&M University, the Idylle in hand has been separately bound — in our copy's case finely bound, well highlighting the vignette and tailpiece engraved by Charles-Étienne Gaucher (1740–1804) after Clément Pierre Marillier (1740–1808), and the text engraved in an attractive italic "hand" by Droüet. The two-part text was not reprinted until 1883, by J. Lemonnyer in an edition of 525 copies. Binding: Fine olive brown morocco gilt, ca. 1910 and very much expressing that era's style. Each board double-ruled in gilt and finely framed with a canopy of elegant gilt garlands, title gilt at center of front cover. Spine gilt extra from top to bottom in a leafy vine pattern. Board edges single-ruled in gilt, turn-ins double-ruled in gilt with a rule of delicate gilt beads between, french combed marbled endpapers in an exceptionally pretty and precise pattern. Bound as above, second part only of two, separately; binding a little rubbed (only) at joints, edges, and one corner of front cover. Paper chosen for blank endpapers unevenly bleached, in production, to now-spotty but not unpleasant effect; text with a little age-toning at upper edges and some light dust-soiling at deckle edges. => A bibliophile's pleasure.

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        DICTIONNAIRE D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE, QUI CONCERNE LES TESTACES OU LES COQUILLAGES DE MER, DE TERRE ET D'EAU-DOUCE. .Avec la Nomenclature, la Zoomprphose, et les diff‚rens systˆmes des plusieurs c‚l‚bres Naturalistes anciens et modernes. Ouvrage qui renferme la description d‚taill‚e des figures des Coquilles, l'explication des termes usit‚s, les propri‚t‚s, et les notes en partie des endroits o— elles se trouvent. Par M. l'Abb‚ Favart d'Herbigny. Spine title, Vols I and III: Didtionnaire des Coquillages. Trois tomes.

      Chez Bluet, Libraire, sur le Pont S. Michel., Paris 1775 - THREE VOLUMES. 8vo. 4.5 x 6.75 inches. Vol. I, lxviii + 424 pp. Vol. II, [ii] + 454 pp. Vol. III, [ii] + 489 pp. + [3] pp. Bound in original tree calf, spine in compartments, decorated gilt with contrasting morocco title labels, gilt. Extremities worn but otherwise fine crisp copies, making a very good set. Decorated by publisher's device on title pages, vignette at head of dedication, head and tailpiece vignettes and by initials. A systematic encyclopaedia of shells (marine, freshwater and land) alphabetically arranged and especially concerned with their nomenclature. At the end of each shell description the author analyses the accounts given by other authorities. These include George Rumpf, or Rumphius (1627-1702) and Dezallier D'Argenville (1680-1765), better known as a writer on the layout of gardens, but who also published two works on shells in 1742 and 1757. Christophe lisabeth Favart d'Herbigny (1725-1793) was a canon of the church of Rheims. A scarce title; COPAC records two UK copies, at the British Library and the Natural History Museum and World Cat notes only a handful of locations worldwide. NATURAL HISTORY/SCIENCE SHELLS NATURAL HISTORY DICTIONARIES FRENCH 18TH CENTURY NATURAL HISTORY/SCIENCE

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        Scelta di opuscoli interessanti tradotti da varie lingue

      Nella Stamperia di Giuseppe Marelli,, In Milano, 1775 - Trentasei volumi legati in 6 grossi tomi. Pp. oltre 4.000 complessive. Con fregi ai frontespizi e molte tavole incise in rame e ripiegate fuori testo. Solida ed elegante legatura di poco posteriore in cart. rigido, dorsi lisci con fregi in oro e titoli su tasselli bicolore. Esemplare marginoso (in barbe), freschissimo ed in perfetto stato di conservazione. Fatto salvo per un tarlettino perlopiù marginale ad alcune carte del volume 35. Raccolta completa di questa collezione di scritti di carattere scientifico apparsi nella seconda metà del '700. Fra gli autori dei testi vengono elencati i maggiori scienziati del tempo e gli argomenti trattati spaziano in diversi campi e discipline (fisica, chimica, meccanica, medicina, ecc). Raro a trovarsi completo in tutte le sue parti ed in desiderabile stato di conservazione come il presente esemplare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Chart of the Gulf of St. Laurence, composed from a great number of actual surveys and other materials, regulated and connected by astronomical observations

      London: "Printed & sold by Robt. Sayer & Jno. Bennett", 1775. Engraved map. Table of astronomical observations. Rare first state of Sayer and Bennett's chart of the Gulf of St. Laurence, based on the surveys by James Cook and Michael Lane. At the conclusion of the French and Indian War, the British needed accurate charts of the territories that had been awarded to them in the Treaty of Paris. The areas that were of particular interest to the Admiralty included Labrador and Newfoundland. "On 19 April 1763 James Cook, Master R.N.. was ordered by the Admiralty to proceed to Newfoundland 'in order to your taking a survey of the Parts of the Coasts and Harbours of that Island'" (Tooley & Skelton, in Tooley's The Mapping of America p.177). His appointment would have been based, in no small part, on the glowing endorsement of his commanding officer, who had written to the Admiralty in December 1762 "that from my experience of Mr. Cook's genius and capacity, I think him well fitted for the work he has undertaken, and for greater undertakings of the same kind". "The charting of Newfoundland and southern Labrador by Cook... and by his successor Michael Lane ... was unequalled, for thoroughness and method, by any previous hydrographic work by Englishmen [and also allowed Cook to master the art of practical surveying and navigation, in a way that brought him to the attention of the Admiralty and Royal Society at a crucial moment. More immediately.] it produced the first charts of this extensive and difficult coastline that could (in the words of a later hydrographer) 'with any degree of safety be trusted by the seaman'" (Tooley & Skelton op. cit.). Cook started by surveying the northwest stretch of coastline in 1763 and 1764, then in 1765 and 1766 the south coast between Cape Ray and the Burin Peninsula, and in 1767 the west coast. His work was interrupted by what was to prove to be the first of his three great voyages to the Pacific, and the work on Newfoundland and southern Labrador was finished by Michael Lane between 1768 and 1773. Thomas Jefferys used the charts by Cook and others to form the "Collection of Charts of 1769-70, a prototype ... for the celebrated North-American Pilot which was to be published in five English editions from 1775 to 1806" (Tooley & Skelton op,cit.). Unlike many of the other charts in the North American Pilot which appeared in other forms in earlier publications, the present chart first appeared in the 1775 edition of that great atlas. As the title suggests, Sayer and Bennett drafted this map by compiling information from other sources, with the charting of southern Labrador and the western and southern coasts of Newfoundland entirely based on the surveys by Cook and Lane. The map would be republished in successive issues of the North American Pilot (with changes to the imprint) as well as copies of The American Atlas (with "Pl. No." added to the upper right corner in advance of "XI"). Kershaw, Early Printed Maps of Canada II:597; Phillips, A List of Maps of America , p. 1209; Skelton & Tooley, The Marine Surveys of James Cook in North America 13.XI.

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      [ Boston, 1775. 12mo. Dbd. Lightly and evenly foxed. Very good. An important Revolutionary almanac. The first three pages contain Low's "Address to the Soldiers of the American Army," delivered at Ipswich, Sept. 22, 1775: "The time is at length arrived in which we are reduced to the sad alternative of defending the most sacred and inestimable of all our enjoyments from utter ruin, and ourselves from the graves of political throldom, by dint of sword; or yield them to the will of a banditti of tyrants more implacable than the savages of the wilderness...." Also contains an important eyewitness account of the Battle of Lexington, by the Rev. William Gordon of Roxbury, contained in a letter to a gentleman in England entitled, "Account of the Commencement of Hostilities Between Great Britain and America." EVANS 14168. CHURCH 1121 DRAKE 3252.

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        Consuetudines neapolitanae cum glossa Napodani, primum a Camillo Salerno. additionibus auctae. denique a Carolo De Rosa. illustratae. Tomus primus (e Tomus Alter)

      sumptibus Antonii Cervonii, Neapoli 1775 - Legature coeve in piena pergamena con titolo e numerazione in oro su doppio tassello dipinto al ds. Tagli colorati. Minime abrasioni ai ds. e mancanza all angolo superiore destro del primo vol. Alcune pagine leggermente fiorite ma, nel complesso, ottimo esemplare. Edizione rara e ricercata. Non in Sapori. Folio (cm. 37,4), 2 Voll., XII-704, IV-656 colonne. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Thomas Paine’s Day Job While Writing Common Sense: Editor of the Pennsylvania Magazine

      1775 - Bound Volume. Pennsylvania Magazine; or American Monthly Museum. Volume 1. January-December 1775. Philadelphia, Pa., R. Aitken, 1775. 5 x 8 1/4 in. Twelve issues and one supplement, a complete run of the first year. 625, [5] pp., including title signature and the supplement, plus fifteen plates. without a leaf numbered 285-286, but the text uninterrupted and evidently complete (apparently a mis-pagination at the time of printing).Historical BackgroundThe Pennsylvania Magazine was the only magazine issued in the American colonies for most of the crucial years of 1775 and 1776 (the only other one being The Royal American Magazine, which ceased publication in March 1775). It was conceived and founded by Robert Aitken, best known for his work as a printer for the Continental Congress. Aitken hired Thomas Paine to edit the magazine, at the paltry sum of £50 a year, just a few months after the radical writer's arrival in America (in December 1774). Paine would edit the publication from February of 1775 to May of 1776. He was also a major contributor, writing Revolutionary essays, political analyses, poems and descriptions of new inventions. Paine wrote under the initials "A.B." and various other pseudonyms, and sometimes with no byline.Paine scholar William M. Van der Weyde observes that, under Paine's editorship, the magazine "was sprightly and interesting, and had, moreover, real literary merit. [I]n his early literary work.we may clearly trace the keen mind and forceful pen which were soon to give the world some of its most distinguished writing." Author John Tebbel notes that "Paine (and Aitken) did not permit The Pennsylvania Magazine to be simply a propaganda organ. It contained a wide variety of other pieces, and enough original material to make it outstanding among magazines of the century."InventoryA run of the first twelve issues and the 1775 supplement of The Pennsylvania Magazine, the only magazine issued in the American colonies for most of the crucial year of 1775. This is among the most important American Revolutionary-era publications for two reasons. First, it was edited by the famous radical, Thomas Paine, from February 1775 until May 1776 (all but the first and the last two numbers) as his regular occupation while he wrote Common Sense. Second, it contains some of the most significant maps produced in America during the Revolution, including battle plans that became prototypes for often-reproduced illustrations. Only a handful of similar maps were produced in America during the Revolution. Ristow describes three of the maps and plans (numbers 8, 9, and 10, below) as "the earliest revolutionary war maps printed in America." The present collection contains the first twelve of the total nineteen issues of The Pennsylvania Magazine, a complete run for the year 1775.Contains the important "A Correct View of the Late Battle at Charleston, June 17th, 1775," depicting the Battle of Bunker Hill. Though only a partial plate here, this view, virtually never found with the magazine and of extraordinary rarity, is arguably the most important American-produced visual image of the Revolutionary conflict aside from Paul Revere's famous Boston Massacre plate. The Bunker Hill image is based on a drawing by Bernard Romans, an engineer and mapmaker best known for his book on Florida. Romans supposedly observed the conflict firsthand, but there is no evidence he was actually there. The plate, crudely but effectively engraved by Robert Aitken, shows the American and British lines joined in conflict in the upper right part of the plate, while in the right foreground Americans load a cannon near a blockhouse. Boston Harbor is in the right foreground, while the city, in the upper right, is bombarded by British naval vessels. Since the plate accompanied the September issue of the magazine, it must have been made by early September 1775. Romans also issued the view on a larger scale, with a slightl. (See website for full description) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Portrait. Dreiviertelfigur, stehend an einem Tisch, in der linken Hand einen Brief. Unterrand mit Schrift: \"The Honble John Hancock. of Boston in New England, President of the American Congress ...\". Kupferstich in Schabkunstmanier (Mezzotinto) after a painting of Littleford.

      London, published by C. Shepard, dated 1775. Platte: 365 x 250 mm / 14,5 x 10 inch. Mit kleinem umlaufenden Rand. In älterer Zeit an 2 Ecken auf Untersatz montiert. *John Hancock (geb. 12. Januar 1736 in Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts - 8. Oktober 1793 in Quincy, Massachusetts) war ein US-amerikanischer Kaufmann und einer der Führer des Aufstands der 13 Kolonien gegen das britische Mutterland. Er war der dritte Präsident des Kontinentalkongresses und Mitunterzeichner der Unabhängigkeitserklärung. - Bibliography Reference: Cresswell The American Revolution in Drawings and Prints 102; Carson Collection [sale catalog] lot 3189; Russell ENA III, 5. - This portrait was already highly valued in 1904, when S. V. Henkels described the Hampton L. Carson copy of this print as being \"of extreme rarity.\" - Bis knapp an den Plattenrand beschnitten. Rechter Seitenrand außerhalb der Darstellung mit 3 kleinen Braunflecken, insgesamt gut erhalten. / Very scarce Revolutionary War mezzotint engraving after Littleford. With small edges. - Right (white) edge with 3 small foxing, else in very good condition. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Porträt Portrait Amerika America Revolution

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        The Waterfall of Niagara ... La Cascade de Niagara ..

      [London: R. Sayer, 1775. Engraving, on laid paper, full period hand colouring. Title and text in English and French. Early issue of a rare engraving of Niagara Falls, here with full period hand colouring. Based upon Hennepin's view, as well as the inset of Niagara Falls which appeared on the famed Popple map, this print was published by Robert Sayer and is listed in his 1775 catalogue, though was likely for sale at an earlier date (perhaps as early as 1751). This version of the print would become the basis for other 18th century depictions of the falls. A later edition of this view would be published by Laurie and Whittle, with their imprint, in 1794. Dow 879.

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        Dominii Frisiae Tabula, inter Flevum et Lavicam, Autore Schotano à Sterringa. ex Officina Nicolai Visscher. Nunc apud Pet: Schenk jun. - cum Privilegio Ordin: General: Belgii Foederati.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich n. Nicolaas J. Visscher b. Petrus Schenk Junior in Amsterdam, n. 1775, 47,5 x 55,5 De Rijke - Frisia Dominium, Kaarten van de provincie Friesland tot 1850, 46.3. - Zeigt Friesland zwischem dem Ijsselmeer und der Provinz Groningen. - Mittig Leeuwarden und Sneek. - Unten links Titelkartusche mit Allegrien und Wappen. - Oben rechts Insetkarte mit den Westfriesischen Inseln Schiermonnikoog, Ameland, Terschelling und Vlieland. - Unten rechts Kartusche mit Meilenzeiger. - Perfekter altkolorierter Zustand! (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        INSTRUCTIONS SUR L'USAGE DE LA HOUILLE, plus connue sous le nom impropre de Charbon de terre, pour faire du feu ; sur la manière de l'adapter à toute sorte de feux ; et sur les avantages, tant publics que privés, qui résulteront de cet usage. Publiées par ordre des Etats de la Province de Languedoc. Avec des figures.

      1775 - Avignon et Lyon, Regnault, 1775. In-8 (131 X 200) basane fauve marbrée,dos cinq nerfs ornés d'une roulette dorée, caissons ornés de fers d'angles et fleuron dorés, deux larges chainettes dorées en queue, pièce de titre maroquin grenat, coiffes et coupes ornées de roulettes dorées, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque) ; (4) ff. de faux-titre, titre, avis au lecteur, errata, avis au relieur et additions, XXIV-543 pages, IX planches. La page de titre a été consolidée dans la marge latérale gauche. Ex-libris manuscrit à la plume sur le titre. ÉDITION ORIGINALE et unique édition de cet ouvrage qui comporte 9 PLANCHES gravées. Gabriel François VENEL (1723-1775) est un médecin, pharmacien et chimiste français qui collabora notamment à l'Encyclopédie de Diderot et d'Alembert pour tout ce qui concerne la chimie, la pharmacie, la physiologie et la médecine. Les États de la province de Languedoc l'ayant chargé d'examiner la nature, les propriétés et les usages de la houille, cet ouvrage contient le résultat de ses opérations : il y prouve notamment que la houille ne nuit pas à la santé, conformément à l'expérience de ceux qui en font un usage constant. (Barbier, 9895 - Des Essarts, "Siècles littéraires de la France", VI-347). BEL EXEMPLAIRE, d'une grande fraîcheur. FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      Hartford, 1775. Small quarto. Stitched as issued. Light wear and soiling, especially at fore edge. Very minor foxing. Just about very good. The last installment in Wheelock's series of publications continuing his history of the first Indian school in America. The series began with his A PLAIN AND FAITHFUL NARRATIVE OF THE ORIGINAL DESIGN... (Boston, 1763), which covered the years 1754-62. The present volume gives an account of the history from September 1773 through February 1775. The school, founded by Wheelock, opened in 1754 under the name of the Moors Charity School. In 1772 it was removed to Hanover "where it formed the germ of the institution, known as Dartmouth College" (Field). While some copies of this work were issued with thirty- one pages, the present volume is the complete fifty-four- page imprint, containing the school budget and an appendix narrative. EVANS 14623. FIELD 1645.

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        The New Testament (German) 1775 - Martin Luther

      Hardcover. Good. The New Testament (German) 1775 - Martin Luther. every word is in German. the book does have metal clasps.

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        The Life of the Late Earl of Chesterfield: or, The Man of the World. Including His Lordship's principal Speeches in Parliament; his most admired Essays in the Paper called the World; his Poems; and the Substance of the System of Education delivered in a Series of Letters to His Son

      London, Printed: Philadelphia, Re-Printed: for John Sparhawk, 1775. First American edition. iv, 388 pp. 8vo. Contemporary full mottled calf, with red leather spine label. Booklabel of Joseph Holmes. Some staining, but a very attractive copy. In half brown morocco slipcase. Signed on ffep "Joseph Holmes/ Book Bot./ Philadelphia/ May 26th 1776 10p/ Earl of Chesterfields Life" with notes at back. Signature on front pastedown of "James Maund of Frederick County and state of Virginia". First American edition. iv, 388 pp. 8vo.

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      [New York: James Rivington], 1775. Modern paper covered boards, printed paper label. Titlepage trimmed a bit close. Very good. In a half morocco and cloth folding case, spine gilt. An odd title, this is the second half only of the Rivington edition of Henry Barry's THE GENERAL ATTACKED BY A SUB-ALTERN, with its own titlepage, of the tract that Barry was responding to, Charles Lee's STRICTURES.... The English-born Lee had a long career in the British army before eventually taking up the American cause. A fiery republican, he served as a general in the Continental Army, rallying troops and readying defenses before eventually clashing with George Washington over strategy. He participated in the pamphlet wars leading up to the Declaration of Independence with the present work, written in response to Loyalist Thomas Bradbury Chandler's FRIENDLY ADDRESS TO ALL REASONABLE AMERICANS. Also published in New York in 1774, Chandler warned the colonists against military or economic measures against British authority. Lee essentially argues that the British forces aren't so tough, and that a disciplined American force can triumph in its righteous cause. Thomas Adams treats this item in two entries of his AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE, saying it was not published separately from Rivington's 1775 edition of Barry, yet it appears that some enterprising booksellers occasionally made it a discreet title. AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE 125, 151b (ref). SABIN 26867. EVANS 13824. NAIP w012383. HOWES L193.

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        Exposition succinte des Principes et des Propriétés des Eaux minérales, qu'on distribue au Bureau Général de Paris.

      75 pp. Small 8vo, cont. red crushed morocco, triple gilt fillet round sides, flat spine gilt, green morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: C. Herissant, 1775. First edition of a fairly scarce book. Raulin (1708-84), physician-in-ordinary to the King and a fellow of the London Royal Society, had an extensive practice and was a prolific writer on medical and balneological subjects. His writings were known for their clarity and for the great number of new observations. The present work is an account of the chief mineral springs of Europe. Raulin describes the chemical constituents of each spring, methods of treatment, and the medical benefits. A fine and lovely copy. ❧ Ferchl, p. 433. Hirsch, IV, p. 734. .

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        1775 Geschlechts-Register der Häuser Isenburg Wied und Runkel Neuwied Genealogie

      Buch 1775. (Bücher 7724) Geschlechts-Register der uralten deutschen Reichsständischen Häuser Isenburg, Wied und Runkel samt einer Nachricht von deren theils ehehin beseßenen theils noch besitzenden Landen und der darinnen hergebrachten Erbfolge-Ordnung aus archivalischen Urkunden und glaubwürdigen Geschichtschreibern Mannheim, mit akademischen Schriften, 1775 Original-Halbleder-Einband des 18. Jahrhunderts Großformat: ca. 34,5 x 23 cm 11 Bl., 344 Seiten, 12 Bl., 368 Seiten, 22 Bl., mit 5 Kupfertafeln und 18 gefalteten Stammtafeln ohne die Kupferkarte (liegt in Kopie bei) Einband etwas berieben, Ecken etwas bestoßen sehr seltenes Werk!!! Original! - Kein Nachdruck! - Keine Kopie! Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Asmus omnia sua secum portans, oder Sämmtliche Werke des Wandsbecker Bothen, I. und II. (- VII.) Theil.

      1775 - [Und:] Anhang zum 5ten Theil der sämmtlichen Werke des Wandsbecker Bothen. Sonst: Von und Mit dem ungenannten Verfasser der "Bemerkungen" über des H.O.C.R. und G.S. Callisen Versuch den Werth der Aufklährung unsrer Zeit betreffend. [Und:] Zugabe zu den Sämmtlichen Werken des Wandsbecker Bothen; oder VIII.Theil. Neun Teile in acht Bänden. Mit sieben wiederholten Titelvignetten, 13 ganzseitigen Kupfern (CHODOWIECKI del. et. sc. [4x], CHODOWIECKI del., SCHELLENBERG sc. [3x], M.CLAUDIUS del., CHODOWIECKI sc. [2x], A.STÖTTRUP sc. [1x, nach M.CLAUDIUS], unsign. [3x; das Frontispiz "Freund Hain" v. J.M.PREIßLER], drei gestoch. Textvignetten (CHODOWIECKI del. et sc. [1x], unsign. [2x, d.i. J.M.PREIßLER]), 13 Holzschnitten auf Tafeln und im Text und 2 Seiten Noten. I.u.II.: Hamburg, gedruckt bey Bode 1775. XVI, 232 S.; III u. IV.: Beym Verfasser, und in Commißion bey Gottlieb Löwe in Breslau (1778 u. 1783). X, 198 S.; VI, 264 S.; V.: Beym Verfasser, und in Commißion bey Carl Ernst Bohn in Hamburg (1790); Anhang: Hamburg, gedruckt bey N.C.Wörmer (1796). 112 S.; VI.: Beym Verfasser, und in Commißion bey Friedr. Perthes & C. in Hamburg (1798). VI, 312 [r.: 212] S.; VII.: Beym Verfasser, und in Commission bey Friedrich Perthes in Hamburg (1803). XIV, 326 S., (1) Bl. weiß; VIII.: 1812, Auf Kosten des Verfassers [Titel verso:] Altona, gedruckt in der Hammerich- und Heineking'schen Buchdruckerey. VIII S., (1) Bl., 246 S. Halblederbände d.Zt. auf fünf Bünden mit zwei farb. Rückenschilden und –vergoldung. Teils etwas berieben, Bd.1 und „Anhang“ fachgerecht passend neu gebunden. Erste Ausgabe (Goedeke IV,978,8 und [„Anhang“:] 25 [nur der Einzeldruck mit diesem Impressum, kennt für den „Anhang“ nur die Titelauflage bei Perthes]; Engelmann 207, 468-473, 625,II und Anhang, S.111,49-51; Bauer 424-431 ; Thanner, Schweizer. Buchillustration im Zeitalter der Aufklärung am Beispiel von J.R. Schellenberg 5-8.). - Alle Bände auf Schreibpapier, gelegentlich etwas fleckig. Teile I/II in der Höhe etwas kürzer. Mit allen Teilen in erster Ausgabe wie vorliegend ist CLAUDIUS‘ berühmtes Werk außerordentlich selten. Unser Exemplar entspricht weitestgehend den Merkmalen, die H.Platschek im Anhang zur Neuausgabe (Sämtliche Werke, München 1968) als Kennzeichen des ersten Drucks nennt; allerdings kennt selbst Platschek nicht den Anhang zum 5ten Theil (.) mit dem Impressum „gedruckt bey N.C.Wörmer“, weshalb er zu der falschen Aussage kommt, der Einzeldruck Von und mit (.) bei WÖRMER sei zuerst erschienen und als Anhang mit Impressum „in Commißion bey Friedr. Perthes“ erst später (PERTHES übernahm 1798 den Asmus) der Reihe beigegeben worden (vgl. Platschek S.1029, Anm.370). Daneben ist die erste Ausgabe von Teil I/II kaum je zu finden. „Die einzige rechtmäßige Ausgabe des Asmus I/II zu Lebzeiten CLAUDIUS‘ erschien zur Ostermesse 1775: (.) gedruckt bey Bode 1775.“ (Platschek S.996). Als „rechtmäßig“ darf sicher auch die Ausgabe von I/II mit Impressum „bey Gottlieb Löwe in Breslau“ bezeichnet werden, jedoch ist sie vermutlich zusammen mit III, also erst 1778 ausgegeben worden, als CLAUDIUS nach einer erzwungenen Unterbrechung die Fortsetzung anging. „Kurz nach Erscheinen von Asmus I/II hatte BODE, der Verleger des Wandsbecker Bothen, CLAUDIUS gekündigt (22.6.1775). Durch HERDER war CLAUDIUS im Herbst 1775 eine Stelle als Privatsekretär bei Minister von MOSER in Darmstadt vermittelt worden, die CLAUDIUS im Juni des folgenden Jahres antrat.“ (ebda S.1013). Eine schwere Erkrankung hielt ihn in Darmstadt auch nach dem Ausscheiden MOSERs aus dem Staatsdienst bis zum Juni 1777 in Darmstadt. In finanzielle Not geraten entschloss sich CLAUDIUS zu einer weiteren Sammlung seiner Texte, die als dritter Teil des Asmus bei einem neuen Verleger, LÖWE in Breslau erschien. Wie schon für den ersten Teil warb er um Subskribenten und wurde, wie früher schon von HAMANN, VOß, SCHUBART, HÖLTY, auch diesmal von Freunden unterstützt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nouvelle table des articles contenus dans les volumes de l'Académie royale des sciences de Paris depuis 1666 jusqu'en 1770

      1775 - 4 vol. de I. CXXVIII, 491pp. Paris, Ruault, 1775, in-4, 4 vol. de I. CXXVIII, 491pp. (+ VIII*). - II. (4), II, 473pp. - III. (4), 651pp. - IV. (4), 232, 363pp, demi-basane marbrée à coins, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque), L'Académie des sciences de Paris fut créée en 1666 par Colbert, qui réunit un petit groupe de savants deux fois par semaine, dans la bibliothèque du roi. L'Académie reçut ses statuts en 1699, avec le titre d'Académie royale, et fut installée au Louvre. Elle contribua au mouvement scientifique de son temps par ses publications et joua un rôle de conseil auprès du pouvoir. La série des volumes annuels "Histoire de l'Académie royale des sciences", tirés des registres de l'Académie, a été créée par le règlement de 1699. Les années 1666 à 1698 furent compilées plus tardivement, à la fin du 18° siècle. Ces précieux volumes de table, composés par l'abbé Rozier (1734-93), permettent d'effectuer des recherches dans les publications de 1666 à 1770. Qqs restaurations [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland

      London: for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1775. First Edition. Octavo. First issue with the 12 line errata. 384pp. [1] errata. From the library of William Markwick of Denn Park, dated Feb. 2nd, 1785. Markwick was made a Fellow of the Linnaean Society in 1792. He was also known for his useful and pioneering work in phenology, the study of when annual events happen in nature. He wrote several works on birds, plants and general zoology but most remained unpublished and in the hands of the Linnaean Society. Bound in contemporary calf, raised bands, red morocco spine label gilt, outer joints have been re-enforced, housed in a custom clamshell box. A clean bright copy of Johnson's travel with Boswell through Scotland. Later, Boswell himself wrote a companion volume Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides about his journey.

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      Philadelphia, 1775. Modern paper covered boards, printed paper label. Early ownership signature on titlepage. Light, even tanning, some light foxing. Overall, very good. In a half morocco and cloth folding case, spine gilt. An important sermon, delivered shortly after the Battle of Bunker Hill. Its author, William Smith (1727-1803), was an Anglican clergyman, teacher, and first provost of the College, Academy, and Charitable School of Philadelphia. Although Smith opposed the Stamp Act and argued strongly for full rights and representation of the American colonies, he did not favor independence - a position that placed him, at the outset of the Revolution, in "an embarrassing predicament" (DAB). The present sermon, preached before Congress at Christ Church, Philadelphia, June 28, 1775, "...created a great sensation. It went through many editions and was translated into several foreign languages. It opposed British measures and awakened patriotism, but in its preface Smith professed himself as 'ardently panting for a return of those Halcyon-days of harmony' and as 'animated with purest zeal for the mutual interests of Great-Britain and the Colonies'" (DAB). AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE lists fifteen issues and editions of this text for 1775; of these, 196a and 196b (the present issue) are first, with Adams noting that no attempt has been made to determine priority between the two issues.

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        A Dictionary of the English Language in Which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals and Illustrated in Their Different Significations By Examples from the Best Writers. To Which are Prefixed a History of the Lang... Fourth Edition,revised By the Auth

      Dublin: Thomas Ewing, 1775. TWO VOLUME SET,original full leather hardcover with original gilt decorated spines,hinges strengthened probably in the late nineteenth century,all pages present and correct as called for,one page has a small tear without loss,some minor internal browning,vertical crease to each spine,hinges a little weak but holding well,otherwise a very good complete set. H.. Fourth Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        A Dictionary of the English Language in Which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals and Illustrated in Their Different Significations By Examples from the Best Writers. To Which are Prefixed a History of the Lang. Fourth Edition,revised By the Auth

      Thomas Ewing, Dublin 1775 - TWO VOLUME SET,original full leather hardcover with original gilt decorated spines,hinges strengthened probably in the late nineteenth century,all pages present and correct as called for,one page has a small tear without loss,some minor internal browning,vertical crease to each spine,hinges a little weak but holding well,otherwise a very good complete set. H. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PROVE di nobiltà di Mariano dei marchesi Clarelli pretendente a ricevere l'abito della Sacra religione di Malta].

      - Roma, Rieti, Spoleto, 1775, insieme di manoscritti, per lo più in folio, rilegati in una magnifica legatura coeva romana in pieno marocchino color nocciola: piatti riccamente decorati in oro: cornice esterna "a merletto" con larga bordura di motivi floreali accostata, grandi angolari interni, anch'essi a motivi fitomorfi, croci di Malta impresse in argento (ora ossidato) alle punte degli angolari, grande stemma della famiglia Clarelli - sormontato da corona marchionale sorretta da due angeli - al centro dei piatti; dorso a 5 nervi con fregi a motivi vegetali e piccole stelle in oro e croci di Malta in argento (ossidato) negli scomparti, legacci orginali in seta. Con 2 stemmi araldici miniati su pergamena, 1 albero genealogico miniato su pergamena e 3 carte con disegni a penna, di cui uno acquerellato, di stemmi araldici. Il volume contiene l'accettazione delle prove di nobiltà di due quarti di Mariano Clarelli, il quarto Clarelli e quello dell'ava paterna Lauri in quanto gli altri due quarti (Potenziani e Crispolti) erano già noti appartenenti a famiglie dell'Ordina di Malta. Le prove di nobiltà furono svolte nelle città di Rieti e di Spoleto. Il testo si compone di numerosissimi documenti, molti dei quali presentano timbri notarili e sigilli araldici cartacei inceralaccati. Non legati vi sono 13 documenti, alcuni dei quali relativi al costo della documentazione predisposta. Bellissimo volume, in ottime condizioni di conservazione. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TAXATION NO TYRANNY; An Answer to the Resolutions and Address of the American Congress

      London: For T. Cadell, 1775. First Edition, Todd's First issue with the press marks as called for, with half-title. 8vo, bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in three-quarter dark-green crushed morocco over marbled boards, the spine with two gilt ruled raised bands, small gilt tools at the tips and verticle gilt lettering, t.e.g. 91 pp. The text is beautifully preserved, very clean and especially fresh, a nice large well margined copy, the handsome Sangorski and Sutcliffe binding with spine evenly toned to an attractive brown and some mild rubbing along the joints. VERY RARE AND ELUSIVE TRUE FIRST ISSUE, FIRST EDITION. TODD NOTES THAT THERE WERE ONLY 500 COPIES OF THIS TRUE FIRST ISSUE, followed only days later by 1000 copies of the second. As noted in Maggs 1038:145, "...if one thinks he is reading the first edition based solely upon the evidence of the title-page, the odds are two to one that he is looking at the text of the second edition." Johnson once said "No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money." True to this principle, Johnson began writing a series of pamphlets on British politics after receiving a pension from the King. This scarce first edition, first issue, is an important response to the American colonies cry of "No Taxation Without Representation. Johnson argued that in emigrating to America, colonists had "voluntarily resigned the power of voting", but they still had "virtual representation" in Parliament. In a parody of the Declaration of Rights, Johnson suggested that the Americans had no more right to govern themselves than the Cornish people. If the Americans wanted to participate in Parliament, said Johnson, they could move to England and purchase an estate. Johnson denounced English supporters of America as "traitors to this country", and hoped that the matter would be settled without bloodshed, but that it would end with "English superiority and American obedience". In spite of being a paid writer for these pamphlets, few man of his day were as widely respected as Johnson and his views carried a great deal of weight.

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        Versuch einer Sibylle über die Ehe. Komm ich als ein Geist zu dir, So erschrick nur nicht vor mir.

      Ohne Ort und Verlag (Riga, Hartknoch) 1775 - XVI S. Umschlag aus Bronzefirnispapier d.Zt. mit Innendeckelbezügen aus Modeldruckpapier. In einem Schuber im Stil d.Zt. mit Rückenschild und –vergoldung. Erste Ausgabe (Schulte-Str. S.14, 38; Goedeke IV,685,29). – Auf Schreibpapier, vereinzelt leicht fleckig. Unter den fast durchweg seltenen Schriften HAMANNs zählt diese schmale Schrift zu den seltensten; nur ein weiteres Exemplar ist seit 1904 auf Auktionen nur das Exemplar der Slg. Messow (1925/1935) nachweisbar. HAMANN, Vater von vier Kindern, die aus seiner nie legalisierten „Gewissensehe“ mit ANNA REGINA SCHUMACHER hervorgingen, verfasste den Text aus Anlass der Vermählung seines Verlegers und Freundes JOHANN FRIEDRICH HARTKNOCH mit ALBERTINE TOUSSAINT. In Typographie und Buchschmuck ähnelt die schmale Schrift so sehr der ersten Ausgabe von seines Freundes HIPPEL anonym erschienenen Werk Über die Ehe., dass nahe liegen könnte, sie als Kommentar zu diesem Werk wie zu der Institution zu verstehen. „HAMANN, der auch nicht wußte, wer der eigentliche Verfasser davon [Ueber die Ehe] sey, ließ auf Veranlassung dieses Buchs, bey einer Eheverbindung in seinem Zirkel, einen Aufsatz drucken Versuch einer Sibylle über die Ehe – ganz in HAMANNs Art! Ein Versuch, der selbst so wundervoll als die Liebe, und so geheimnißreich als die Ehe ist.“ (Hippel, Biographie, 1801, S.398). Unter den Abertausenden von Büchern in seiner Bibliothek hielt GOETHE den Besitz von neunzehn Schriften HAMANNs, darunter Versuch . (Ruppert 947), besonders hoch. GOETHE, der im Alter viele der literarischen Produkte der Sturm und Drang-Jahre eher distanziert betrachtete, behielt dagegen stets große Achtung für HAMANN. „Jedesmal, wenn man [dessen Schriften] aufschlägt, glaubt man etwas Neues zu finden, weil der einer jeden Stelle innewohnende Sinn uns auf eine vielfache Weise berührt und aufregt.“ (Dichtung und Wahrheit, 3.T., 12.B.). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Beyträge zu verschiedenen Wissenschaften von einigen Österreichischen Gelehrten. Mit Titelkupfer, einigen Zierleisten, Schlußvignetten u. 6 gefalt. Kupfern auf Sondertafeln im Anhang.

      Wien: Augustin Bernardin 1775 GLDr. der Zeit mit zwei Rückenschildern, [13]+448+[2] Seiten, Tafeln, 8°, Einband etwas berieben und abgegriffen; Kanten, Ecken und beide Kapitale leicht beschabt (Wurmfraßspuren), mehrfach gestempelt und mit Besitzersignaturen, Seiten stellenweise ganz leicht altersgebräunt, sonst sehr guter Zustand.Alte Drucke, Naturwissenschaften

      [Bookseller: Antikvariát Valentinská]
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        Letters from Yorick to Eliza

      Dublin: Chaimberlaine, Williams, et al., 1775. Hardcover. Fine. First Irish edition. (i)-xviii, 19-68pp. Thin 12mo. Modern binding to style in full deep teal morocco, spine in 5 compartments with raised bands, gilt, black leather lettering label, gilt. Elizabeth Draper met Sterne in 1766 in England but returned home to India in 1767. The letters were discovered after Setene's death, and in 1774 Draper authorized their publication. Her letters to Sterne were never published, although forgeries were issued in 1775. A fine copy. See Rothschild, 1973, for the English edition published in London two years earlier than this Irish edition.

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      London, 1775. Half title. Modern calf, gilt. Leather bookplate on front pastedown. Internally clean. Near fine. In a blue half morocco solander case. Second edition, published the same year as the first, of this famous political pamphlet by lexicographer Samuel Johnson. This edition includes a number of textual changes from the first. Written in response to the opening rumblings of the American Revolution, Johnson's acerbic pamphlet was published at the height of his popularity and fame. He writes of the Americans: "That it is their duty to pay the cost of their own safety they seem to admit; nor do they refuse their contribution to the exigencies, whatever they may be, of the British empire; but they make this participation of the public burden a duty of very uncertain extent, and imperfect obligation, a duty temporary, occasional and elective, of which they reserve to themselves the right of settling the degree, the time, and the duration, of judging when it may be required, and when it has been performed." This pamphlet elicited many responses, and doubtless further spurred the cause of the Revolution.

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        L'An deux mille quatre cent quarante. Rêve s'il en fût jamais.

      A Londres, 1775 - 1 frontispice gravé "Louis Sébastien Mercier", VIp (Titre et Epitre), 1 feuillet (Table), 404p - HRL -. In-12, en plein veau de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs orné de fleurons, pièce de titre en maroquin vert, triple filets dorés en encadrement des plats, dentelles intérieures, coiffe supérieure usée, tranches dorées. Portrait de l'auteur collé en frontispice. -. Considéré comme l'un des premiers livres d'anticipation, L'an 2440 est l'une des curiosités savoureuses que le siècle des Lumières sut produire. Cet ouvrage, écrit à la veille de la révolution, est aussi une attaque contre les abus du pouvoir royal. Mercier, d’ailleurs, revendiquera toutes sa vie l'aspect visionnaire de son texte. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: L'Oeil de Mercure]
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        L'Art du distillateur liquoriste contenant Le Bruleur d'eaux-de-vie, le Fabriquant de liqueurs, le Débitant, ou le Cafetier-Limonnadier.

      (SL) 1775 - X, 153p. - 16 planches dépliantes gravées sur cuivre, dessinées par Goussier et gravées par Benard. Édition originale rare du plus complet traité du XVIIIe siècle concernant l'art de la distillation, augmentée en fin de volume d'une longue liste de recettes des liqueurs. Bien complet de la grande planche dépliante représentant l'intérieur de la boutique du limonadier, dans laquelle est décrit et représenté l'agencement des premiers cafés parisiens, avec la description des services à chocolat, punch, moussoir en buis, et autres « petits seaux remplis d'eau et de glace qui entourent la taupette ». [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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, Amsterdam 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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      Massachusetts, 1775. 1750-1823 FULLER FAMILY of MIDDLETON, MA - HANDWRITTEN DOCUMENTS DEEDS & PAPERS. HANDWRITTEN DOCUMENTS & PAPERS of the FULLERS of MIDDLETON, MASSACHUSETTS - from the COLONIAL, REVOLUTIONARY and POST-REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD. Important for their Historic and Genealogical information. The papers are FULL of GENEALOGICAL INFORMATION related to the FULLERS and related families, including: THOMAS FULLER who came to Middleton from Woburn in 1663. He settled in a house on Old South Main Street. He was a blacksmith and iron worker. He died in 1698. BENJAMIN FULLER. Fifth son born in 1689. Died in 1754. BENJAMIN FULLER, JR. ARCHELAUS FULLER. Eldest son of Benjamin Fuller Jr. Born in 1727. Built a house in Middleton about 1759 (now knows as the "Daniel Fuller House"). Was a COLONEL IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR, 1775-76. Died in 1776 as a result of smallpox he got during the Revolutionary War. DANIEL FULLER, Esq. Educated at Philips Andover in 1785. Married SALLY ETSY in 1798. JEREMIAH FULLER. Born 1809, died 1855. Married Eunice Pike. Lived with his sister SOPHONIA, a school teacher. and MANY OTHERS. THE DOCUMENTS:1750 Original Document - Printed and Handwritten - TIMOTHY FULLER (b. 1706, d. 1796) deeds to ARCHELAUS FULLER; 1765 Original Indenture - Printed and Handwritten - Signed by ANDREW FULLER; 1781 Four Page Handwritten Document; 1782 Six Page Handwritten Probate Document. Lists ALL THE MANY LANDS / PROPERTIES being "divided and set off to the widow BETTY FULLER..."; 1785,1787, 1792 Three Probate Documents; 1793 Single handwritten sheet, accounting of ARCHELAUS FULLER; 1823 Four page memo on the personal estate of Betty Fuller; plus a few miscellaneous small pieces. There is much about the early FULLER FAMILY of MIDDLETON, MASSACHUSETTS to be found on the Internet. Good

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        The American Crisis. Let God, and the World Judge between Us [caption title]

      Ebenezer Watson, Hartford 1775 - 13 x 8 3/4 inches. Text printed in double columns. Minor toning., tiny hole in right column affecting three words, a few vertical and one horizontal fold. Connecticut stands with Revolution in the Spring of 1775, Two Weeks After Lexington-Concord, Which "United the Hands of All America" An exceedingly rare and important Revolutionary boradside in which Connecticut colonists pledge to stand by their fellow Americans in Massachusetts in the wake of the fighting at Lexington and Concord, which had taken place two weeks earlier. Printed more than eighteen months before Thomas Paine's use of the same title, this broadside was written in an emergency session of Connecticut's legislature in response to the "late Murder & Massacre, by a Brigade of near 1000 savage Soldiers, on a handful of inoffensive Men collected at Lexington.which has caused a universal Alarm, and fully opened the Eyes and united the Hands of All America." If the must, the colonists are resolved to fight against the Crown "until the Land is surcharged with the Blood of many hundred Thousand of her hardy Sons." The stirring language of the Connecticut patriots includes diatribes against "the most unrighteous, unnautral and barbarous Designs of the Ministry of Great-Britain, against the King's most faithful subjects on this Continent." The legislature points out, even warns, that the colonies have an experienced Army "who don't fight for 4d. a Day, but for their inestimable RIghts, their Religion, their Wives, their Children and their Estates, and conscious of the Justice of their Cause, they set up their Standard in the Name of the everliving God, and under his almighty Protection, are resolved to try. and do not despair of vindicating the Cause, which, they trust God and the World approves." Ultimately, the colonists are ready to settle differences, but "if Blood and Slaughter is yet to be preferred to these most righteous Terms of Accommodation, we call Haven and Earth to Witness, that we are innocent, and are determined to sell our Lives at the dearest Rate." The rare broadside was printed by Ebenezer Watson, publisher of the Hartford COURANT, the leading patriot newspaper in Connecticut. The verso contains several columns of manuscript calculations for what might constitute military expenditures, perhaps pertaining to militia personnel in Connecticut. A note beneath the numbers reads, "You may come home in Expectation Deputy Quartermasters." We can locate only four copies: the American Antiquarian Society, the Huntington Library, the John Carter Brown Library, and the Connecticut Historical Society. A significant broadside with inflammatory language reacting to the atrocities witnessed by the colonists in the opening battle of the American Revolution. BRISTOL B3917. SHIPTON & MOONEY 42764. OCLC 5430872, 13638968. ESTC W11550.

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