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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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        A CONTINUATION OF THE NARRATIVE OF THE INDIAN CHARITY- SCHOOL, BEGUN IN LEBANON, IN CONNECTICUT; NOW INCORPORATED WITH DARTMOUTH-COLLEGE, IN HANOVER, IN THE PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE...

      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

      for John Sparhawk, London, Printed: Philadelphia, Re-Printed 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" [Attributes: First Edition]

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        STRICTURES ON A PAMPHLET, ENTITLED, A "FRIENDLY ADDRESS TO ALL REASONABLE AMERICANS, ON THE SUBJECT OF OUR POLITICAL CONFUSIONS." ADDRESSED TO THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA

      [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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Günther Trauzettel]
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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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        A SERMON ON THE PRESENT SITUATION OF AMERICAN AFFAIRS. PREACHED IN CHRIST-CHURCH, JUNE 23, 1775. AT THE REQUEST OF THE OFFICERS OF THE THIRD BATTALION OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, AND DISTRICT OF SOUTHWARK

      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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        Letters from Yorick to Eliza,

      Chaimberlaine, Williams, et al., Dublin 1775 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; 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

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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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        TAXATION NO TYRANNY; AN ANSWER TO THE RESOLUTIONS AND ADDRESS OF THE AMERICAN CONGRESS

      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]

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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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        1750-1827 FULLER FAMILY of MIDDLETON, MA - HANDWRITTEN DOCUMENTS DEEDS & PAPERS

      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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        THE DECLARATION BY THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED COLONIES OF NORTH AMERICA, NOW MET IN GENERAL CONGRESS AT PHILADELPHIA, SETTING FORTH THE CAUSES AND NECESSITY OF TAKING UP ARMS

      London, 1775. Antique three quarter calf and marbled boards. Some light foxing. Contemporary ownership inscription on titlepage. Very good. First British edition 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 Sept. 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.

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        Lecciones de Clave, y Principios de Harmonia

      Madrid: Joachin Ibarra, 1775. First edition. Quarto, pp vi, 291, with folding plate of "clave" (harpsichord) keyboard. Palau (21923) notes: "Es traduccion de la obra de Antonio Bemetzrieder y esta muy bien impresa." The work is indeed beautifully printed, as would be expected from the taller of Ibarra. The book abounds with musical notation. Later binding is full mottled calf, red and black morocco title labels, raised bands: label at the bottom of the spine reads "Boris Rubio", whom I believe to have been the owner who had it rebound. Title page has previous owner's name inked over. Fine copy.

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        THE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN INDIANS; PARTICULARLY THOSE NATIONS ADJOINING TO THE MISSISIPPI [sic], EAST AND WEST FLORIDA, GEORGIA, SOUTH AND NORTH CAROLINA, AND VIRGINIA...ALSO AN APPENDIX, CONTAINING A DESCRIPTION OF THE FLORIDAS, AND THE MISSISIPPI [sic] LANDS

      London, 1775. Half title. Quarto. Contemporary calf, rebacked, preserving original gilt morocco label. Light wear to binding, modern bookplate on rear pastedown. Very good. Adair, "one of the most colorful figures in Southern colonial history" (Clark), came to America in 1735. He was heavily involved in trading with the Indians of the Southeast, including the Catawba, Cherokee, and Chickasaw, between 1735 and 1759, and this work contains a chapter on each of these major tribes. Considered by many to be the leading authority of his time on the southeast Indians, he offers detailed descriptions of Indian customs and religion, with many observations on Indian trade and traders. A large portion of the work is devoted to Adair's twenty-three arguments by which he attempts to prove the descent of the Indians from the Lost Tribes of Israel. The map "illustrates a Southeast with the Indians safely tucked away in the interior wilderness, exactly the condition Adair's readers would have approved of" (Cumming & De Vorsey).

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        Asmus omnia sua secum portans, oder Sämmtliche Werke des Wandsbecker Boten. Theil I - III und IV - VII in 5 Bdn.

      - I-II. Hamburg, gedruckt bey Bode 1775; III-IV. Beym Verfasser, und in Commißion bey Gottlieb Löwe in Breslau, (1778); V. Beym Verfasser, und in Commißion bey Carl Ernst Bohn in Hamburg, (1790): VI. Beym Verfasser, und in Commißion bey Friedr. Perthes & C. in Hamburg, (1798); VII. Beym Verfasser, und in Commißion bey Friedrich Perthes in Hamburg, (1803). I-II. XVI, 232 S. mit 2 unbezeichneten Vignetten in Kupferstich u. 1 Eulenvignette in Holzschnitt auf dem Titel, Titelkupfer, 1 ganzseitiger Holzschnitt.- III. X, 198 S. mit 1 Eulenvignette in Holzschnitt auf dem Titel und 4 Textvignetten in Holzschnitt sowie 1 Vignette in Kupferstich von D. Chodowiecki, 4 Kupfertafeln, davon 3 von J. R. Schellenberg nach D. Chodowiecki.- IV. VI, 264 S. mit 1 Eulenvignette in Holzschnitt auf dem Titel, 8 Textholzschnitten, 1 Seite Noten zum "Bauernlied", 6 Kupfertafeln von D. Chodowiecki, davon 2 nach Matthias Claudius.- V. VIII, 224 S. mit 2 Eulenvignetten in Holzschnitt auf dem Titel und dem Titel der "Zwey Recensionen", 1 Kupfertafel von D. Chodowiecki.- VI. VI S., 1 Bl., 312 (recte 212) S. mit 1 Eulenvignette in Holzschnitt, einem Kreuz in Holzschnitt und 1 Seite mit Noten u.a. für zwey Waldhörner.- VII. XIV, 326 S. mit 1 Eulenvignette in Holzschnitt auf dem Titel, 1 Bl. weiß. 4 Einbandvarianten, davon 3 in Halblederbänden der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückenschildern und Rückendekor und 2 in schlichten, wohl etwas späteren Pappbänden ohne Rückenschild oder Rückendekor (Band I-III: leicht berieben, Exlibris, gering gebräunt, hinterer Innendeckel mit bibliographischen Angaben in Schreibmaschinenschrift; Band IV: 1 Gelenk leicht angeplatzt, Ecken bestoßen, kleine oberflächlicher Wurmspur auf dem hinteren Deckel, gering fleckig; Band V: Rücken mit 2 winzigen Wurmlöchern, leicht berieben, alter privater Stempel auf dem Titel, etwas braunfleckig bzw. gebräunt; Bände VI u. VII: Band VI gering kleiner als VII, Kanten gering berieben, gering braunfleckig; beide Bände mit 2 Exlibris und mit bibliographischen Angaben in Maschinenschrift). Erste Ausgabe der ersten Werkausgabe von Matthias Claudius (1740 - 1815). Band I - III auf starkem Büttenpapier der Vorzugsausgabe, die übrigen Bände auf normalem Bütten.- Ohne die "Zugabe" oder Band VIII, der 1812 "auf Kosten des Verfassers" erschienen ist, und ohne den "Anhang" zu Band 5 "Von und Mit dem ungenannten Verfasser (d.i. A. v. Hennings) der 'Bemerkungen' ." von 1796 (= Goed. IV/1,981,25).- Zu den Exlibris: die Bände I-III und VI-VII mit dem Exlibris des Schweizer Bibliothekars Paul Scherrer-Bylund; in den Bänden VI und VII das hübsche, radierte kreisrunde Exlibris "In der Bücher Sammlung von Daniel Ehrenzeller bey St. Lorenzen Kirche", im Kreis unter Guirlanden 4 Bücher, das eine aufgeschlagene verweist auf "Pred. Salom. XII, 12" und "I. Tessal. V, 21" und darunter erscheint ein Wappen.- Goed. IV/1, 78,8; Borst 304; Rümann 161; Bauer (Chodowiecki) 424-432, Engelmann (Chodowiecki) 468-473, 625 u. 654. 1195 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Contes et nouvelles. Deux tomes en un volume.

      s. n. ni d., A Londres - 12° (14 x 8,5 cm), 3 ff. (titre, préface), XII pp. (vie de La Fontaine), 212 pp., 1 f. (table), frontispice (portrait de l'auteur dans un cadre ovale), 40 planches gravées (quelques-unes avec la mention : gravé par Martinet), titre avec une vignette gravée (3 putti, dont un avec un pancart : "Le calendrier des vieillards"); 4 ff. (préface de l'auteur), 247 pp., p. [248] table, frontispice (l'auteur dans son cabinet de travail), 45 planches gravées, vignette gravée sur le titre (3 putti), gardes marbrées, tranches dorées, maroquin rouge, dos à 5 nerfs richement orné, double filet et un superbe décor floral dorés encadrant les plats, coupes filetées, bordure intérieure ornée (belle reliure de l'époque). HEDE-HAÜY. Les illustrations des contes de La Fontaine, pp. 54 - 56. ROCHAMBEAU 218. Edition complète imprimée vers 1775 -1778. Notre exemplaire contient 85 planches dont quelques-unes assez libres. Elles ont été gravées d'après les figures faites par Eisen pour l'édition des Fermiers généraux. Toutes ces figures portent en tête un numéro d'ordre, sur le bas un titre et une légende en lettres italiques. Ces numéros ou légendes ont été quelquesfois rognés pendant la reliure, deux planches ne faisant pas partie de l'ouvrage ont été ajoutées (figures sans numéro, ni légende, ni encadrement). Quelques légères traces d'usage. Beau et agréable exemplaire de ces contes inoubliables pleine de gaillardise. (GD 2). Français

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        Della istoria d'Italia di Francesco Guicciardini gentiluomo fiorentino libri XX.

      appresso Michele Kluch, 1775-76., Friburgo, - 4 volumi in-4° (cm. 27,5), elegante legatura recente in m. pergamena con titolo e decorazioni in oro ai dorsi, piatti ricoperti da carta marmorizzata; pp. XXII 493 [1b], 487 [1b], 474, 418 LVIII in ottimo stato assai fresche, con 1 tavola di ritratto dell'autore in antiporta f.t. al vol.I inciso su rame dall'Allegrini; sobri fregi; antica firma di possesso agli occhietti, qualche fioritura al vol.IV. «Édition la meilleure que jusq?alors on eut encore donne de cet historien. Elle a été impr. à Florence, par les soins du chanoine Bonso Pio Bonsi, qui a complété ou restitué plusieurs passages d?après un manuscrit revue et corrigé par l?Auteur» [Brunet II, 1803-04]. Cfr. Gamba 566; Parenti, Falsi luoghi, 96. Esemplare molto buono.

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        JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONGRESS, HELD AT PHILADELPHIA, SEPTEMBER 5th, 1774. CONTAINING THE BILL OF RIGHTS, A LIST OF GRIEVANCES [&c]...TO WHICH IS ADDED (BEING NOW FIRST PRINTED BY AUTHORITY) AN AUTHENTIC COPY OF THE PETITION TO THE KING

      London, 1775. Half title. Modern paper boards, paper label. An internally fine copy. This collection prints those portions of the entire journal of Congress for that session which had not been printed earlier for British readers in the British edition of EXTRACTS FROM THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS... (1774). Pages 57-66 reprint, in its first English edition, the Petition for the Redress of Grievances, the last real effort to reach a resolution with the Crown.

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        Kurpfälzisches Kriegs-Reglement vom Jahre 1775. Erste Abtheilung komplett in 3 Teilen. 1. Von dem Unterricht der Officiers und Unterofficiers überhaupt, und was dieselbe mit dem Gewehr, Esponton, Fahnen, Degen und Kurzgewehr vor Handgriffe machen müssen. 2. Vom Dienst in der Garnison. 3. Wie der Dienst im Feld geschehen soll. In einem Buch.

      Mannheim, Hofbuchdruckerei, o. J. ( - 1776). 1775 - 8°. Brauner Halblederband der Zeit geprägtem Rückentitel auf Rückenschild. Das Kapital oben leicht lädiert, Einband etwas berieben. Bezugsleder mit kleinen Wurmfraßstellen. 364 S., 3 Bl., 240 S., 4 Bl., 140 S., 6 Bl. (das letzte weiß) mit gestochener Titelvignette und 24 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Vorsätze leimschattig, wenige Blätter mit Randausriß, wenig fleckig. Kleiner Tintenfleck im seitlichen Schnitt. Gutes Exemplar. Veitenheimer 471. – Die Kupfer mit Bataillons-Formationen, Schlachtenordnungen etc. – Enthält Vorschriften für die Kurpfälzische Infanterie, den Dienst in der Garnison und im Feld. – M13859

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        Section of One end and One Side of the Second Withdrawing-room

      London, 1775. Engraving by Joshua Record. In excellent condition with the exception of some minor foxing across the sheet and some waterstaining along the upper margin. A decorative engraving by the celebrated architect Robert Adam, depicting an elegant room in Lord Derby's house in Grosvenor Square, London. Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754-57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Adam's first book, on Diocletian's palace in Dalmatia, is clearly very like the archaeological investigations Piranesi was making at the same time of similar ruins. Piranesi's friendship and passion for Roman Classicism were seminal influences on Adam, and the greatest single factor, other than his own talent, in the work Adam produced on his return to England. Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London's most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of neo-Classicism as the model of elegance and importance. It is asserted that the brothers originated the concept of the uniform facade attached to the typical English row house, an architectural device that distinguishes London buildings. This monumental contribution is evidenced in the Adams' designs for Portland Place and Fitzroy Square, and these were used as architectural models for the whole city. The brothers brought their talents into other areas by designing furniture to complement their beautiful interiors and by creating and publishing a treatise of design entitled 'Works in Architecture'. The work was published in three volumes over an extended span of time, beginning in 1773, with the final volume being published posthumously in 1822. Cf. Brunet I.47; cf. Lowndes I, p.8; DNB; Wilton-Ely, The Mind and Art of Giovanni Battista Piranesi.

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

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

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        Physiognomische Fragmente, zur Beförderung der Menschenkenntniss und Menschenliebe, von Johann Caspar Lavater. Gott schuf den Menschen sich zum Bilde! Erster - vierter Versuch.

      Bey Weidmanns Erben und Reich, und Heinrich Steiner und Compagnie,, Leipzig und Winterthur, 1775 - 4 Bde. Leipzig und Winterthur, Bey Weidmanns Erben und Reich, und Heinrich Steiner und Compagnie, 1775-78. Gr.-4°. Über 1500 S. Mit 4 Titelvignetten, 338 ganzseitigen Kupfertafeln und zahlr. gest. Vignetten. Neue Pappbände, Rücken Pergament-Imitat, dunkelrote goldgepr. Rückenschildchen. Weigelt 274.1 - 274.4; Goed. VI,I, 262, 31a; Engelmann 107 ff. - Erste Ausgabe von Lavaters berühmtestem Opus, in einer Auflage von nur 750 Exemplaren gedruckt. Es ist das am reichsten illustrierte Werk der deutschen Literatur der Klassikerzeit, an dem Goethe massgeblich beteiligt war. Unter den zahlreichen Porträts sind sieben Bildnisse von Goethe und etwa 50 von Personen aus seinem Kreis. Die Stecher sind Chodowiecki, Schellenberg, de Mechel, Sturm, Haid, Lips, Prestel, D. Berger und Panzel. - Vereinzelt kleine Flecken, insgesamt sauberes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch / German Neue Pappbände, Rücken Pergament-Imitat, dunkelrote goldgepr. Rückenschildchen. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Geometrical elevation of a Bridge to be built over the River in the Garden at Sion... Plan of the Foundations of the Bridge... Plan of the Carriage and Footways of the Bridge

      London, 1775. Engraving by T. Miller. In excellent condition with the exception of some very faint off-setting. A fine engraving of a proposed bridge over the river at Sion House in London. Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754-57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Adam's first book, on Diocletian's palace in Dalmatia, is clearly very like the archaeological investigations Piranesi was making at the same time of similar ruins. Piranesi's friendship and passion for Roman Classicism were seminal influences on Adam, and the greatest single factor, other than his own talent, in the work Adam produced on his return to England. Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London's most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of neo-Classicism as the model of elegance and importance. It is asserted that the brothers originated the concept of the uniform facade attached to the typical English row house, an architectural device that distinguishes London buildings. This monumental contribution is evidenced in the Adams' designs for Portland Place and Fitzroy Square, and these were used as architectural models for the whole city. The brothers brought their talents into other areas by designing furniture to complement their beautiful interiors and by creating and publishing a treatise of design entitled 'Works in Architecture'. The work was published in three volumes over an extended span of time, beginning in 1773, with the final volume being published posthumously in 1822. Cf. Brunet I.47; cf. Lowndes I, p.8; DNB; Wilton-Ely, The Mind and Art of Giovanni Battista Piranesi.

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        Section of the Chimneyside of the Antichamber in the Principal Story

      London, 1775. Engraving by Joshua Record. In excellent condition. An elegant engraving showing the chimney in the anteroom of Lord Derby's house in Grosvenor Square, London. Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754-57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Adam's first book, on Diocletian's palace in Dalmatia, is clearly very like the archaeological investigations Piranesi was making at the same time of similar ruins. Piranesi's friendship and passion for Roman Classicism were seminal influences on Adam, and the greatest single factor, other than his own talent, in the work Adam produced on his return to England. Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London's most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of neo-Classicism as the model of elegance and importance. It is asserted that the brothers originated the concept of the uniform facade attached to the typical English row house, an architectural device that distinguishes London buildings. This monumental contribution is evidenced in the Adams' designs for Portland Place and Fitzroy Square, and these were used as architectural models for the whole city. The brothers brought their talents into other areas by designing furniture to complement their beautiful interiors and by creating and publishing a treatise of design entitled 'Works in Architecture'. The work was published in three volumes over an extended span of time, beginning in 1773, with the final volume being published posthumously in 1822. Cf. Brunet I.47; cf. Lowndes I, p.8; DNB; Wilton-Ely, The Mind and Art of Giovanni Battista Piranesi.

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        Design of a Harpsichord executed in London, with different coloured woods, for the Empress of Russia

      London, 1775. Copper engraving with hand colour. Engraving by P. Begbie. In excellent condition with the exception of being trimmed just on the platemark on the left margin. Mild soiling, mostly marginal. A fine engraving of an ornate harpsichord designed for the Empress of Russia. Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754-57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Adam's first book, on Diocletian's palace in Dalmatia, is clearly very like the archaeological investigations Piranesi was making at the same time of similar ruins. Piranesi's friendship and passion for Roman Classicism were seminal influences on Adam, and the greatest single factor, other than his own talent, in the work Adam produced on his return to England. Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London's most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of neo-Classicism as the model of elegance and importance. It is asserted that the brothers originated the concept of the uniform facade attached to the typical English row house, an architectural device that distinguishes London buildings. This monumental contribution is evidenced in the Adams' designs for Portland Place and Fitzroy Square, and these were used as architectural models for the whole city. The brothers brought their talents into other areas by designing furniture to complement their beautiful interiors and by creating and publishing a treatise of design entitled 'Works in Architecture'. The work was published in three volumes over an extended span of time, beginning in 1773, with the final volume being published posthumously in 1822. Cf. Brunet I.47; cf. Lowndes I, p.8; DNB; Wilton-Ely, The Mind and Art of Giovanni Battista Piranesi.

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        Miscellaneous Designs of Various Pieces of Furniture, done for Different Persons, which are here Introduced in Order to Give More Utility and Diversity to the Work, and Contains as Follows

      London, 1775. Engraving by B. Pastorini. In excellent condition. A fine engraving of various pieces of ornate furniture, from Robert Adam's seminal work on British architecture. Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754-57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Adam's first book, on Diocletian's palace in Dalmatia, is clearly very like the archaeological investigations Piranesi was making at the same time of similar ruins. Piranesi's friendship and passion for Roman Classicism were seminal influences on Adam, and the greatest single factor, other than his own talent, in the work Adam produced on his return to England. Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London's most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of neo-Classicism as the model of elegance and importance. It is asserted that the brothers originated the concept of the uniform facade attached to the typical English row house, an architectural device that distinguishes London buildings. This monumental contribution is evidenced in the Adams' designs for Portland Place and Fitzroy Square, and these were used as architectural models for the whole city. The brothers brought their talents into other areas by designing furniture to complement their beautiful interiors and by creating and publishing a treatise of design entitled 'Works in Architecture'. The work was published in three volumes over an extended span of time, beginning in 1773, with the final volume being published posthumously in 1822. Cf. Brunet I.47; cf. Lowndes I, p.8; DNB; Wilton-Ely, The Mind and Art of Giovanni Battista Piranesi.

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