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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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

      [Bookseller: Werner Skorianetz - Livres Anciens]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Gabriele Maspero Libri Antichi]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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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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        Design for furnishings

      London, 1775. Engraving by P. Begbie. In excellent condition with the exception of two tears on right margin. A fine architectural engraving of ornate mirrors and tables 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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        Designs for the Chimney Piece and Curtain Cornice at Sutton Park

      London, 1775. Engraving by B. Pastorini. In excellent condition. An elegant engraving showing the decorations of the chimney piece and curtain cornices at Sutton Park House, in North Yorkshire. 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 one of the sides of the Great Room, or Library at Kenwood

      London, 1775. Engraving by J. Zucchi. In excellent condition with the exception of a small on the bottom margin outside of platemark. A fine architectural elevation of the great library at Kenwood House, in Hampstead, London, re-modelled in 1761-1773, and now home to the Iveagh Bequest picture collection. 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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        Elevation of the House of the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers & Commerce, Situated in John Street, Adelphi

      London, 1775. Engraving by T. Vivares. In excellent condition with the exception of some paper discolouration in the bottom right corner of the sheet. A fine architectural engraving of a part of the vast Adelphi development in London; the largest project undertaken by the Adam brothers. 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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        An Address of the Gentlemen and Principal Inhabitants of the town of Boston, to His Excellency Governor Gage [caption title]

      [Boston], 1775. [2]pp. bifolium on a large folded sheet. Text in double columns on both pages. Docketed on verso, with some inked names. In a folding cloth case, gilt leather spine label. (Small closed tear in upper portion of second page, with no loss of text; small hole in lower blank margin of first page, small separations at cross-folds and folds, neatly repaired with tissue.). General Gage retires and the Loyalists weep. This important broadsheet was issued at the time of the retirement of General Thomas Gage as the British commander-in-chief in the American colonies, a position he had held with only slight interruption from the end of the French and Indian War in 1763 until the events of 1775 called him to be removed. It consists of addresses to him by Loyalist Americans, many of whom had come to know Gage well over the years, and who could only see great difficulties for themselves in his departure. Gage had been generally well-liked in the early years of his appointment, but as tensions escalated in the wake of the Boston Tea Party in December, 1773 and the punitive Boston Port Bill and establishment of martial law the following spring, he was quickly out of his depth. He was naturally a focus of patriot anger, and compounded this with a series of ill-considered decisions, leading to Lexington and Concord, and the debacle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775. He was strongly criticized in England, and resigned on October 6, sailing for England on the 10th, when he was replaced by Sir Richard Howe. After Lexington and Concord the Loyalists from both countryside and city had become virtual prisoners with the British Army in Boston, facing an increasingly bleak prospect. In this broadsheet three groups address thanks to Gage and sign their names in type; a virtual who's who of Loyalists in Massachusetts. The first, from "the Gentlemen and Principal Inhabitants", is signed by 98 inhabitants, including names like Brattle, Amory, Faneuil, Winslow, and many others. The second, from "His Majesty's Council", is not signed, although perhaps all of these were in the first list. The third, from "Gentlemen who were driven from their habitations in the country", is signed by 76 citizens. To each of these Gage has replied with an evidently heartfelt thanks for their support. The Loyalists were right to regret Gage's departure. With Boston tightly besieged, and not offering a good base for military operations throughout the colonies in any case, Howe abandoned Boston on March 17, 1776, taking many of the signers of this document with him. While some returned after the war, many never saw America again. An important and rare broadsheet, marking an important moment in the rising American Revolution. Only two other copies are known, at the Massachusetts Historical Society, and the Public Records Office in London. NAIP w000865; Bristol B3931; Shipton & Mooney 42775; Ford, Massachusetts Broadsides 1784.

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        A Chart of the Straights of Bellisle with part of the coast of Newfoundland and Labradore [sic.] from actual surveys published by Permission of the ... Admiralty surveyed by James Cook 1766 and Michael Lane 1769

      London: Robert Sayer & John Bennett, 1775. Copper engraving on two joined sheets. Good condition. A spectacular chart from the survey that launched the career of Captain James Cook. This fine map of Newfoundland and Labrador appeared in the first part of the North American Pilot , the most thorough and detailed mapping of the Canadian territory ceded to Great Britain at the end of the French and Indian war. Following the war, surveys of the region were immediately ordered, as the waterways were deemed of vital economic importance to the inland fur trade. Selected for the task were James Cook and Michael Lane. "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, 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." 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. Cook's work in the region allowed him to master the art of practical surveying and navigation, bringing his name to the attention of the Admiralty and Royal Society at a crucial moment in his career. Summoned to depart on what would prove to be the first of his three great voyages to the Pacific, the survey of Newfoundland and southern Labrador was finished by Michael Lane between 1768 and 1773. Their charts were first published in 1769 (under the title A Collection of Charts , but containing only 10 maps); in 1775, they were republished with additions by Jefferys within the first part of the North American Pilot . "The charting of Newfoundland and southern Labrador by Cook, in the years 1763-7, and by his successor Michael Lane, in 1768-73, was unequalled, for thoroughness and method, by any previous hydrographic work by Englishmen; and 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'" (Skelton & Tooley). For Cook, his accomplishment led directly to his being commissioned to the Endeavor, launching his reputation as the greatest maritime explorer of his age, and perhaps of all time. Skelton & Tooley, "The Marine Surveys of James Cook in North America" 13.XVII in Tooley, The Mapping of America.

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        A Plan of Chaleur Bay in the Gulf of St. Laurence, Surveyd by His Majesty's Ship Norwich in 1760. [published in: The North-American Pilot for Newfoundland, Labradore, the Gulf and River St.Laurence: being a collection of sixty accurate charts and plans, drawn from original surveys: taken by James Cook and Michael Lane, Surveyors, and Joseph Gilbert, and other officers in the King's service]

      London: Robert Sayer & John Bennett, 1775. Copper engraving on a single page (approx. plate area: 14 x 21 1/2 inches). Good condition, old vertical crease. A spectacular chart from the survey which laid the foundation upon which Captain Cook's reputation as a surveyor and navigator rested. At the conclusion of the French and Indian War, the British needed accurate charts of the territories that had been awarded to them in the Treaty of Paris. The areas that were of particular interest to the Admiralty included Labrador and Newfoundland. "On 19 April 1763 James Cook, Master R.N.. was ordered by the Admiralty to proceed to Newfoundland 'in order to your taking a survey of the Parts of the Coasts and Harbours of that Island'" (Tooley & Skelton, in Tooley's The Mapping of America p.177). His appointment would have been based, in no small part, on the glowing endorsment of his commanding officer, who had written to the Admiralty in December 1762 "that from my experience of Mr. Cook's genius and capacity, I think him well fitted for the work he has undertaken, and for greater undertakings of the same kind". "The charting of Newfoundland and southern Labrador by Cook... and by his successor Michael Lane ... was unequalled, for thoroughness and method, by any previous hydrographic work by Englishmen [and also allowed Cook to master the art of practical surveying and navigation, in a way that brought him to the attention of the Admiralty and Royal Society at a crucial moment. More immediately.] it produced the first charts of this extensive and difficult coastline that could (in the words of a later hydrographer) 'with any degree of safety be trusted by the seaman'" (Tooley & Skelton op. cit.). Cook started by surveying the northwest stretch of coastline in 1763 and 1764, then in 1765 and 1766 the south coast between Cape Ray and the Burin Peninsula, and in 1767 the west coast. His work was interrupted by what was to prove to be the first of his three great voyages to the Pacific, and the work on Newfoundland and southern Labrador was finished by Michael Lane between 1768 and 1773. Thomas Jefferys used the charts by Cook and others to form the "Collection of Charts of 1769-70, a prototype ... for the celebrated North-American Pilot which was to be published in five English editions from 1775 to 1806" (Tooley & Skelton op,cit.). The present example is from Sayer and Bennett's 1775 edition (Tooley & Skelton's # 13). Skelton & Tooley, "The Marine Surveys of James Cook in North America" 13.XIV in Tooley, The Mapping of America.

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        Kst.- Karte, n. Anville b. P. Santini / Remondini, "Carte Géneraledu Canada, de la Louisiane, de la Floride, de la Caroline, de la Virginie, de la nouvelle Angleterre etc.".

      - mit altem Grenzkolorit, dat. 1775, 48 x 56,5 Oben links die Titelkartusche, rechts unten große Insetkarte vom Hudson- und Baffinbay sowie Grönland. Dargestellt ist das Gebiet östlich des Mississippi, im Nordosten Neufundland, im Süden Florida ( nur das nördl. Florida bis St. Augustin ).

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        Design of a Sedan Chair as executed for Her Majesty

      London, 1775. Engraving by P. Begbie. In excellent condition with the exception of some paper discolouration on the upper margin. A fine engraving of the sedan chair designed for Queen Charlotte. 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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        South Elevation of the Register Office or Building for Containing the Records of Scotland, Situated in the New Town of Edinburgh, Fronting the Bridge

      London, 1775. Engraving by J. Roberts. In excellent condition with the exception of some paper discolouration across the bottom left corner of the sheet. An elegant engraving showing the facade of the public records building in Edinburgh. 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 the Entablature & Britannic Order for the Gateway Proposed for Carleton House

      London, 1775. Engraving by D. Cunego. In excellent condition with the exception of being trimmed just outside the platemark on left margin. Mild soiling lower left quadrant. A fine engraving of the entablature and columns of the celebrated Carleton 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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        The West-India Atlas; or, a Compendious Description of the West-Indies: Illustrated with forty correct charts and maps, taken from actual surveys. Together with an historical account of the several countries and islands which compose that part of the World

      London: printed for Robert Sayer and John Bennett, 1775. Folio. (22 x 15 1/2 inches). Mounted on guards throughout. Double-page engraved additional title-page, 39 engraved maps and charts by Jefferys and others (36 double-page, 2 with some early hand-colouring), 2 engraved headpieces (one mounted) and 1 engraved tailpiece in text. Expertly bound to style using 18th-century half diced russia, over contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, spine titled in gilt Very rare first edition of the West-India Atlas The 39 engraved maps and charts are divided into three sections: the first group of six charts are designed to give information to a navigator wishing to sail from England to the West Indies. Starting with a map of the English Channel, then a general Atlantic chart, followed by more detailed charts of the Azores, the Canaries, the Cape Verde Islands and Bermuda. The second section is made up of an index map of the 'West Indies,' followed by 16 detailed charts that could be joined to form a a single large chart of both the coast of continental America (north, central and south) and the various islands of the Caribbean. The third section contains 16 maps of individual islands or island groups. Five of the charts (in the first and second sections) feature what is now mainland United States: number B 'a Chart of the Atlantic Ocean' (1775); number 1 '...A Compleat Chart of the West Indies' (1775); number 2 'The Western Coast of Louisiana and the Coast of New Leon' (1775); number 3 'The Coast of West Florida and Louisiana' (no date); number 4 'The Peninsula and Gulf of Florida ... with the Bahama Islands' (1775); number 7 'The Island of Cuba with part of the Bahama Banks and the Martyrs' (1775). Thomas Jefferys was one of the leading English cartographers of the 18th century. From about 1750, he published a series of maps of the Americas, that were among the most significant produced in the period. As Geographer to the Prince of Wales, and after 1761, Geographer to the King, Jefferys was well-placed to have access to the best surveys conducted in America, and many of his maps held the status of "official work." Jefferys died on 20th November 1771, but Robert Sayer (in partnership with John Bennett) 'having acquired the sole property of the Plates' and other material relating to the work, 'minutely followed' Jefferys' plans for the present work although Sayer does note that additional work was done using various sources to ensure that the information was up to date. The work was evidently a commercial success 'as there were five subsequent editions under the Sayer and Bennett imprint. In 1794 an expanded and modified version with sixty-one plates was published under Sayer's sole imprint. In the same year Laurie & Whittle acquired Sayer's plates, Sayer having died on 29th January 1794. They published a further version with the same title-page, but a slip with their names was pasted over the Sayer imprint.' In addition to the maps, the letterpress portion is also of interest: the title is followed by a dedication to Sir William Young 'late Captain-General and governor in Chief of ... Dominica.' The 4p. introduction gives details of the genesis of the atlas ('This work unites the Atlas and pilot for the West-Indies, shewing both the Geographic and Hydrographic parts') as well as notes on the sources of the individual maps. This is then followed by 23pp. of text on the West Indies, the Islands and the industries that they support, including an early polemic against the slave trade. D. Gestetner "Thomas Jefferys': West-India Atlas, 1775" in MapForum , issue 7 (2005), pp.40-48 & issue 8 (2005), pp.30-35; OCLC lists only one copy at Yale; Phillips 2699.

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

      London: Published by J.F.W. Des Barres in 'The Atlantic Neptune', 1775. Copper-engraved and etched map, with aquatint, on two joined sheets. Printed on laid paper with `J Bates' watermark and `JB' countermark, in excellent condition. Sheet size: 30 1/4 x 42 5/8 inches. [With:] The explanatory text leaf, titled as above. 1p., folio (25 1/2 x 19 inches). The finest and most celebrated sea chart of Boston Harbor ever produced, and a highly important Revolutionary War map depicting details relating to the Siege of Boston: with the very rare explanatory text leaf. This is one the most important maps contained in Des Barres' The Atlantic Neptune , and one of the most significant large-scale maps of the Revolutionary War. It provides an invaluable record of Boston at the beginning of the war, covering the area from the environs of the city out into the open waters of Massachusetts Bay. A particularly striking feature is the use of boldly etched and subtly aquatinted details to capture the diverse topography of the region, including the numerous hills, islands, and river estuaries. It is important to remember that this was issued as a working sea-chart, and as such the cartographer has naturally concentrated on features such as depth soundings, indicated by detailed lines and based on surveys by Samuel Holland and George Callendar, and the navigable channels between the harbor's numerous shoals, which are delicately outlined in stipple-engraving. Holland's original manuscript map is today preserved in the British Hydrographic Library at Taunton, Somerset. The present map shows the city of Boston, with its streets carefully outlined, occupying a pear-shaped peninsula, a position that would soon prove precarious to its British defenders in the escalating conflict. This is the second state (of five) of Des Barres' chart, and is identical to the Henry Stevens Collection , variant 96D, in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. This state shows a number of notable changes when compared with the original, and was evidently altered to take particular account of the Siege of Boston (April 19, 1775 to March 17, 1776). Henry Stevens noted that this state depicted the addition of "Numerous Forts, Batteries, Redoubts, &c. [which] have been inserted in many places, notably on the Charles Town peninsula, and on the mainland between 'Willis Creek' and 'Mystic River,' also on the east and north side of 'Charles River' below 'Cambridge'...[also] to the south of 'Boston Neck' and 'Dorchester Neck'...[This state] is almost as rare as the first state. It is found in some copies of the earliest edition of the Neptune." The accuracy, scope and artistic virtue of Des Barres's Chart of the Harbour of Boston was apparent to his contemporaries and it became the main source map of the area for decades to come. Joseph Frederick Wallet Des Barres was born in Switzerland, where his Huguenot ancestors had fled following the repeal of the Edict of Nantes. He studied under the great mathematician Daniel Bernoulli at the University of Basel, before immigrating to Britain where he trained at the Royal Military College, Woolwich. Upon the outbreak of hostilities with France in 1756, he joined the British Royal American Regiment as a military engineer. He came to the attention of General James Wolfe, who appointed him to join his personal detail. During this period he also worked with the legendary future explorer James Cook on a monumental chart of the St. Lawrence River. Upon the conclusion of the Seven Years War, Britain's empire in North America was greatly expanded, and this required the creation of a master atlas featuring new and accurate sea charts for use by the Royal Navy. Des Barres was enlisted to survey the coastlines of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. With these extremely accurate surveys in hand, Des Barres returned to London in 1774, where the Royal Navy charged him with the Herculean task of producing the atlas. He was gradually forwarded the manuscripts of numerous advanced surveys conducted by British cartographers in the American Colonies, Jamaica and Cuba, of which the present map is based on the work of Samuel Holland, conducted in the 1760s. The result was The Atlantic Neptune , which became the most celebrated sea atlas of its era, containing the first systematic survey of the east coast of North America. Des Barres's synergy of great empirical accuracy with the peerless artistic virtue of his aquatint views, created a work that "has been described as the most splendid collection of charts, plates and views ever published" ( National Maritime Museum Catalogue ). The Neptune eventually consisted of four volumes and Des Barres's dedication to the project was so strong that often at his own expense he continually updated and added new charts and views to various editions up until 1784, producing over 250 charts and views, many appearing in several variations. All of these charts were immensely detailed, featuring both hydrographical and topographical information, such that in many cases they remained the most authoritative maps of the regions covered for several decades. Following the completion of The Neptune , Des Barres returned to Canada, where he remained for a further forty years, becoming a senior political figure and a wealthy land owner, living to the advanced age of 103. Cf. Guthorn, British Maps of the American Revolution, (referring to Holland's original manuscript) 59/3; Krieger & Cobb p.107 (1781 issue); Lingel, Atlantic Neptune N91.2; National Maritime Museum, Henry Stevens Collection K0713 HNS 96D; National Maritime Museum, Catalogue , 78-83; Nebenzahl Bibliography 3; Stevens, Bibliography of the Atlantic Neptune (unpublished) pp.211-216; Sellers & Van Ee, 945.

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        A journey to the Western Islands of Scotland. [First edition, first issue].

      Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell in the Strand 1775 - London, octavo, [4], [1]-384 p. The true first edition, first issue, with a 12-line errata page and appropriate D8 and *U4 cancels. Page 296 is misnumbered as “226”. ***Condition: A VG+ copy bound in recent half leather and antique-style paper-covered boards. The gilt-ruled backstrip bears a gilt-lettered red leather label. The covers are near pristine; spine decoration and lettering bold and bright. Joints and hinges solid, binding firm. There is light toning/spotting to the original endpapers and title page, but the remainder of the text is clean, crisp and bright. The only evidence of prior ownership is contemporary inked initials “L.B.P.” on the title page. ***Content: This classic travelogue documents Johnson’s journey (accompanied by Boswell) through northern Scotland, the Hebrides and other islands. It contains perceptive observations on history, social customs and political conditions, agricultural and farming practices, wildlife and scenery, with poignant, personal commentary on the hardy inhabitants of the region. A handsome copy of a rare book, only 2000 copies were printed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DESCRIPTION ET USAGE D'UN CABINET DE PHYSIQUE EXPERIMENTALE.

      Paris, P. Fr Gueffier, 1775.. FIRST EDITION, 1775, 2 volumes, complete set, French text. 8vo, approximately 200 x 120 mm, 7¾ x 4¾ inches, 51 folding engraved plates, 23 in Volume I, 28 in Volume II, pages: [2], iv, [2], ix-xxiv, 342; [4], 456 [i.e. 454], page number 447 repeated, page numbers 448-450 omitted, collated and guaranteed complete, both volumes with half-titles, bound in full contemporary mottled calf, raised bands and gilt decoration to spines, gilt lettered morocco labels, all edges red, marbled endpapers. Spines worn at head and tail, 3 mm (3/16 of an inch) missing at head of Volume 1, small crack and tiny chip at head of lower hinge on Volume I, 4 pinholes in upper hinge on Volume I, couple of small splits and a pinhole to upper hinge on Volume II, a little pitting to leather on covers, lower corner to upper cover showing board, the other corners slightly worn, front inner paper hinges cracked, binding still tight and firm, half-titles and title pages browned at edges, early ink library stamp on title pages, a few pages lightly age-browned, occasional small brown spots, small pale damp stain to a few margins, 1 plate slightly misfolded, protruding slightly from text block and slightly worn at fore-edge. A good copy of the first edition. The French scientist Sigaud de la Fond (1730-1810) started his working life as a physician practising obstetrics. While studying for his medical degree he had attended the famous course of public lectures given by Abbe Nollet, who aroused in him such a lively interest in experimental science that he eventually gave up medicine and became first a tutor in philosophy and mathematics and then a demonstrator in experimental science at the College Louis-le-Grand. In 1760 he succeeded the Abbe Nollet in his chair at Louis-le-Grand teaching experimental science, anatomy and physiology. In 1770 Sigaud became a professor of surgery at the school of Saint-Come. In 1772 he returned to Bourges, where, after four years, he obtained a chair in physics at the local college. See Dictionary of Scientific Biography. The work is a description of the physical apparatus and processes used in experimental science in the second half of the 18th century. The interesting plates illustrate a large number of optical, electrical, meteorological and chemical apparatus and scientific instruments. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Oeuvres qui contiennent les comparaisons des grands hommes de l'Antiquité, qui ont le plus excellé dans les belles Lettres, suivi de "réflexions sur l'éloquence, la poétique, l'histoire et la philosophie", suivi de " l'esprit du christianisme, la perfection du christianisme, l'importance du salut, la foy des derniers siècles, la vie des prédestinez"

      - 3ème éd. à La Haye 1775, chez P. Gosse, 3 vol. in- 12, plein veau d'époque, plats décorés, dos lisses, étiquettes de tomaison, (x,268-269-504;x,692;692 pg.).-Comparaison de Démosthène et de Cicéron, d'Homère et de Virgile, de Thucydide et de Tite Live, de Platon et d'Aristote, de Pindare et d'Horace,.Ouvrage extrêmement rare, voir "René Rapin" sur Google. Photo/demande.

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        DESCRIPTION ET USAGE D'UN CABINET DE PHYSIQUE EXPERIMENTALE.

      Paris, P. Fr Gueffier, 1775.FIRST EDITION, 1775, 2 volumes, complete set, French text. 8vo, approximately 200 x 120 mm, 7¾ x 4¾ inches, 51 folding engraved plates, 23 in Volume I, 28 in Volume II, pages: [2], iv, [2], ix - xxiv, 342; [4], 456 [i.e. 454], page number 447 repeated, page numbers 448 - 450 omitted, collated and guaranteed complete, both volumes with half - titles, bound in full contemporary mottled calf, raised bands and gilt decoration to spines, gilt lettered morocco labels, all edges red, marbled endpapers. Spines worn at head and tail, 3 mm (3 / 16 of an inch) missing at head of Volume 1, small crack and tiny chip at head of lower hinge on Volume I, 4 pinholes in upper hinge on Volume I, couple of small splits and a pinhole to upper hinge on Volume II, a little pitting to leather on covers, lower corner to upper cover showing board, the other corners slightly worn, front inner paper hinges cracked, binding still tight and firm, half - titles and title pages browned at edges, early ink library stamp on title pages, a few pages lightly age - browned, occasional small brown spots, small pale damp stain to a few margins, 1 plate slightly misfolded, protruding slightly from text block and slightly worn at fore - edge. A good copy of the first edition. The French scientist Sigaud de la Fond (1730 - 1810) started his working life as a physician practising obstetrics. While studying for his medical degree he had attended the famous course of public lectures given by Abbe Nollet, who aroused in him such a lively interest in experimental science that he eventually gave up medicine and became first a tutor in philosophy and mathematics and then a demonstrator in experimental science at the College Louis - le - Grand. In 1760 he succeeded the Abbe Nollet in his chair at Louis - le - Grand teaching experimental science, anatomy and physiology. In 1770 Sigaud became a professor of surgery at the school of Saint - Come. In 1772 he returned to Bourges, where, after four years, he obtained a chair in physics at the local college. See Dictionary of Scientific Biography. The work is a description of the physical apparatus and processes used in experimental science in the second half of the 18th century. The interesting plates illustrate a large number of optical, electrical, meteorological and chemical apparatus and scientific instruments. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air

      J. Johnson, London 1775 - The first volume in Priestley's three volume work on the study of gases. This volume expands upon his observations reported in Volume 62 (1772) of the "Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London." Also contains Priestley's proposal to carbonate water, which eventually lead to the creation of the mineral water industry. xxiii, [4], 324, [4] pp. 8vo. Recent full leather binding in 18th century style. Brown leather with five raised bands at spine, burgundy patch title with gold lettering. Light age toning to interior. Previous owner's name in ink and dated 1777 on title page, second small ownership signature on third page with date 1902. Underlining in faded blue ink on pages 133, 178, & 179. Very clean overall. Two folding plates illustrating the apparatus used in the experiments, one tipped in opposite title page, second at end of Appendix at rear. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BICKERSTAFF'S NEW-ENGLAND ALMANACK, FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD, 1776....

      Norwich. [1775].. [24]pp. 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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        An Exact Chart of the River St. Laurence, from Fort Frontenac ot the Island of Anticosti shewing the Soundings, Rocks, Shoals, &c with Views of the Lands

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

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        Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air

      London: J. Johnson, 1775. Second Edition. Full Leather. Very Good. The first volume in Priestley's three volume work on the study of gases. This volume expands upon his observations reported in Volume 62 (1772) of the "Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London." Also contains Priestley's proposal to carbonate water, which eventually lead to the creation of the mineral water industry. xxiii, [4], 324, [4] pp. 8vo. Recent full leather binding in 18th century style. Brown leather with five raised bands at spine, burgundy patch title with gold lettering. Light age toning to interior. Previous owner's name in ink and dated 1777 on title page, second small ownership signature on third page with date 1902. Underlining in faded blue ink on pages 133, 178, & 179. Very clean overall. Two folding plates illustrating the apparatus used in the experiments, one tipped in opposite title page, second at end of Appendix at rear.

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        2 eigenh. Briefe mit Paraphe.

      O. O., [1775]. - Zusammen (2¾ +2½ =) 5¼ SS. auf 4 (= 2 Doppel-)Blatt. Kl.-8vo. Sehr ausführliche und persönliche Schreiben an eine Gräfin, möglicherweise Maria Christina, Gräfin Kinsky, geb. Prinzessin Liechtenstein, über die Wahl der Schule für ihren Sohn, mit der Empfehlung Kaiser Josephs für das Theresianum ("[.] au sujet du college Theresien, et de l'academie de Savoye, mais tout mes recherches de comparaison onts etes avantguues premier [.]", [23. IX. 1775]), und über die bevorstehende Reise seines Bruders Leopold (später Kaiser Leopold II.) und seiner Schwester Maria Christine und ihres Mannes Albert (Herzog von Sachsen-Teschen) nach Italien ([24. IX. 1775]). Hier handelt es sich um eine ausgedehnte Rundreise durch Italien (1776) auf der Herzog Albert und Marie Christine zahlreiche hervorragende Kunstschätze erwarben. - Zwei in vorliegenden Schreiben enthaltene Informationen bieten Anhaltspunkte für eine mögliche Identifizierung der Adressatin. Die Erwähnung der Mutter der ungenannten Gräfin ("la Princess votre Mere") und der Hinweis auf das Theresianum im Zusammenhang mit der Datierung des Briefes lassen es wahrscheinlich erscheinen, daß es sich hier um Gräfin Maria Christina Kinsky, geb. Prinzessin Liechtenstein (1741-1819) handelt, da ihr Sohn Graf Karl Kinsky (später FML, 1766-1831) von 1776 bis 1781 als Zögling des Theresianums erwähnt ist und ihre Mutter als Mitglied des Hauses Liechtenstein dem Fürstenstand angehöre, was für die Mütter der anderen in den Jahren 1775 bzw. 1776 aufgenommenen Zöglinge nicht zutraf. Vgl. dazu: E. Guglia, Das Theresianum in Wien, Wien 1912, S. 192 (Verzeichnis der hervorragenden Zöglinge der Akademie).

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        Synopsis historica chronologica de España. [16 TOMOS, REPASADOS Y COMPLETOS].

      Madrid, Imprenta de Don Antonio Perez de Soto, 1775 - En 16 tomos de –16 x 22,5 –. T. I (Desde la creación del Mundo hasta el nacimiento de Jesuchristo): 1 h. + 1 lám. + 7 hs. + 260 págs. + 11 hs. T. II (Los quatro primeros siglos Christianos): 2 hs. + 360 págs. + 21 h. T. III (Siglos V, VI y VII): 2 hs. + 472 págs. + 35 hs. T. IV (Siglos VIII, IX y X): 2 hs. + 408 págs. + 44 hs. T. V (Siglos XI y XII): 2 hs. + 470 págs. + 52 hs. T. VI (Siglo XIII): 2 hs. + 473 págs. + 59 hs. T. VII (Siglo XIV): 2 hs. + 383 págs. + 22 hs. T. VIII (Siglo XIV): 2 hs. + 456 págs. + 27 hs. T. IX (Siglo XV): 2 hs. + 633 págs. + 24 hs. T. X (Siglo XV): 2 hs. + 464 págs. + 16 hs. T. XI (Siglo XV): 2 hs. + 481 págs. + 22 hs. T. XII (siglo XVI): 2 hs. + 475 págs. + 15 hs. T. XIII (Siglo XVI): 2 hs. + 436 págs. 19 hs. T. XIV (Siglo XVI): 2 hs. + 464 págs. + 14 hs. T. XV (Siglo XVI): 2 hs. + 428 págs. + 16 hs. T. XVI (Indice General): 2 hs. + 716 págs. [En realidad 726 págs. por un error de paginación]. Encuadernación en pergamino. (MUY BUEN EJEMPLAR.) (En palabras de Víctor García de la Concha, en "La Real Academia Española. Vida e Historia": Juan de Ferreras, leonés de la Maragatería, además de relevante eclesiástico, era un reconocido intelectual y, en concreto, un historiador novator. Había rehusado la mitra de Zamora y, como buen discípulo del Marqués de Mondéjar entroncado en las corrientes historiográficas europeas, debeló los falsos cronicones y defendió el principio crítico de Mabillon, según el cual, sin una base de documentos fidedignos, no hay hecho histórico. En los 16 tomos de su Synopsis histórica chronológica, que sería traducida al francés y al alemán, negaba la veracidad de la tradición del Pilar de Zaragoza en páginas que la Inquisición, de la que él mismo era calificador le obligó a retirar.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LA FOLIE (Louis-Guillaume, de)

      1775 1187 - Paris, Clousier, 1775, in-8, front, 349 pp, reliure restaurée de l'époque en veau marbré, dos lisse orné de motifs dorés, tranches rouges, Édition originale de ce rare ouvrage physique, chimique, politique et moral dédié aux savants. Très curieux frontispice, charmant en-tête et vignette au titre, gravé par C.Boissel. Cohen 546. L’œuvre la plus importante d'un savant Rouennais, auteur de plusieurs découvertes en chimie. Écrit sous une forme romanesque, l'ouvrage traite des métaux, des pierres précieuses, de la gravitation des corps, des tremblements de terre, de la conversion de l'air en eau. Ex libris de Jean-Baptiste-Maximilien-Pierre Titon de Villotran (1725-1794), conseiller au Parlement, avocat de Marie-Antoinette dans l'Affaire du Collier, guillotiné le 13 juin 1794. Reliure restaurée. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        RELACION DE LAS FIESTAS Y OTRAS OBRAS, TERREMOTOS, RARO, V. V. A. A. 1675, 1775

      - Barcelona. 20X15. Carlos Gibert. 1775. Pergamino a la romana. Relación de las fiestas que con motivo de la solemne traslación del santissimo sacramento y la milagrosa imagen de nuestra señora de las mercedes al nuevo templo del convento de la real y militar orden de la Merced de Barcelona, se celebrarón en ella los dias 10, 11, 13 y 14 de Septiembre de 1775. LXXVIIp. Continua: Barcelona. Carlos Gibert y Tutó Impressor. 1775. XXXIXp. sermon, acción de gracias, Rev. Domingo Firmat. Continua: Translación del arca de la alianza desde Sion a el templo de Salomon, Canto, 8h. Continua: Sentmenat. Barcelona. Juan Nadal, Impressor. 1766. Antonio Reynés. Oración funebre que en las honras que hizo a su difunto amo el il. rev. sr. Asensio Sales dignissimo obispo del consejo de su majestad &c. Su agradecida familia en la parroquial iglesia de San Menna, Santmenát, 72p. Continua: Barcelona. Herederos de Bartholomé y Maria Angela Girált. 1774. 30p. Oración funebre del Papa Clemente XIV, Lorenzo Ganganelli predicada por el abate Simón Mattzell Ex-Jesuita predicador actual de la Santa Iglesia Catedral de Frebourg en Suiza, en presencia del Senado Soberano de la Republica, Sr. Fontallard, Antonio Crisbon. Continia: Barcelona. Imprenta de Jayme Ossét Librero. 1774. 34p. Oración funebre. Francisco Armaña. Barcelona. Carlos y Tutó, Impressor. 1777. 40p. La sabiduria del siglo covencida de necedad o elogio de unsabio en lo mismo que ignoro dixolo en la real capilla de San Geronimo de la Universidad de Salamanca el 15 de julio de 1777. Joseph Marin. Continua: Barcelona. Bernardo Pla Impressor. Allocución de nuestro santissimo sr. Pio por la divina providencia Papa VI, el 13 de nov. de 1775. XXXIVp.+ Platica 2h. Continua: Barcelona. Joseph Altès Impressor y Librero. Bello grabado en portada. 13p. Relación de los sacrilegos hurtos y enormissimos desacatos con que han profanado los griegos en Jerusalèn el Templo del Santissimi Sepulcro de nuestro Señor Redemptor Jesu-Christo. Continua: Barcelona. Imprenta de Teresa Piferrer. Lisboa. Breve compendio de las inumerables lamentables ruinas. 1755. 4h+2h Terremoto, Lisboa, 1 de Nov de 1755, muerte del Conde de Perelada. Continua: Sevilla. Imprenta Real de la Viuda de Diego Lopez de Haro. Terremoto e inundaciones en Sevilla, 1755, 1758. Continua: Valencia. Joseph Estevan Dolz, Impressor. Sevilla. Joseph Navarro y Armijo. 1755. 2h+2h.Relacion del Terremoto. Cordoba, Jaen Granada. Continua: Valencia. Joseph Estevan Dolz. Impessor. 1748. Relación Verdadera de Terremotos padecidos en Valencia el 23 de marzo. 8p. Continua: Barcelona. Joseph Altès. 1760. Relacion del Alboroto de los esclavos christiano, la Corona Othomana, 19 de septiembre de 1760. 4h. Continua: Madrid. Relación nueva, Fuego producido el 9 de septiembre en la Santa Cruz de Madrid. 1763, 2h y finalmente, Barcelona, Andreu Impressor. 1683. Heraclito defendido por el M. R. P. Antonio de Vieyra, Ignacio Paravizino, Conde de Cervellon y Buñol, 15p. Muy rara obra por los temas tratados y escaso, unico. Ref 3.4 Biblioteca Rint. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres diverses

      Amsterdam, chez Arkstee & Merkus, Libraires, 1775 - 263 Seiten Sprache: Deutsch Halbleinen, Ecken/Kanten bestossen, Einband abgerieben, verfärbt und fleckig, leicht gewölbt, Buchkörper verfärbt und fleckig, schiefgelesen, Seiten leicht vergilbt und teilw. fleckig, 3. Seite und Einband hinten innen beschriftet, altergemäß guter Zustand [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lectures on the Materia Medica, Now Publifhed by Permiffion of the Author

      America: Printed for Subscribers, by Robert Bell, next Door to St. Paul's Church, Third Street, Philadelphia 1775 - First U.S. Edition of this work previously published in Great Britain. William Cullen (1710-1790) was one of the most important figures in the medical world of the late 18th-century, being a professor at the Edinburgh Medical School which was a leading center of medical education at the time; his students included Joseph Black, Benjamin Rush, John Morgan (founder of the Medical School at the College of Philadelphia, the first medical school in America), William Withering, Sir Gilbert Blane, and John Coakley Lettsom. ***DESCRIPTION: Contemporary binding of dark brown leather (now professionally restored, see condition statement below), plain endpapers, Index at the rear; octavo size (approximately 9.5" tall), pagination: (i)-viii, (1)-512. ***CONDITION: We have had professional restoration work done on the binding, the restorer laid the original leather over new boards and the binding is now strong and secure; one can still see the contemporary marks written on the old leather, including some partial names. He was also able to lay down the original endpapers so those are present with their multitude of vintage prior owner names and markings, including one on the rear pastedown which reads "Command you may / But I can say / Liberty is given to me". We are grading the book as good only as the text pages are heavily worn and soiled, including an old dampstain; the title page is present but soiled and stained, with a large chip missing on the lower left corner (no loss to text, there is a wide margin at the bottom of the page); the remainder of the text pages share the soiling and staining with the occasional small tear in the margins, but the book has been collated and all pages are present, with the text easily legible. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply, please contact seller for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Descripcion de las Islas del Occeano Pacifico reconocidas ultimamente de Orden de su M[agestad]. C[atolica] [offered with] Relacion del viage hecho a la Ysla de Otahiti y sus ajacentes, para el reconocimiento de ellas

      - A contemporary manuscript of Domingo de Boenechea´s description of Tahiti and various Polynesian islands, drafted following the return of the Second Spanish Voyage to Tahiti in 1775. 1774. N.p. In 8vo (208 mm x 156 mm). 1 ff. + 47 pp. Nineteenth century half roan over boards; rebacked, spine flat lettered in gilt. Manuscript in ink, in a clear secretarial cursive hand, perfectly legible throughout; paper clean and fresh, wide margins. A contemporary manuscript of Domingo de Boenechea´s description of Tahiti and various Polynesian islands, drafted following the return of the Second Spanish Voyage to Tahiti in 1775. Don Domingo de Boenechea y Andonaegui (1713-75), a veteran Basque captain, was chosen, in 1772, by the Viceroy of Peru, Manuel de Amat, to lead an expedition to Tahiti and Polynesia. Aboard the frigate Santa Maria Magdalena, better known as the Aguila, Boenechea sailed from Callao, on September 26, 1772; on November 8 he arrived at Tahiti, which he named Amat. On his return, he made port at Valparaiso, Chile, where he drafted his report to Amat. Amat was encouraged by Boenechea’s accounts and decided to authorize a second expedition, with the objective of landing priests on Tahiti, so as to convert the natives to Christianity and to gain their loyalty to the Spanish Crown. Boenechea’s second expedition embarked on the Aguila from Callao on September 20, 1774. Referring to Boenechea’s manuscript, the author begins with a concise disquisition on the history of the islands. He notes the islands’ (apocryphal) discovery by Pedro de Quiros in 1606. What follows is a precise account of the progress of the two expeditions up to the period shortly before Boenechea’s death, including short descriptions of each island. This includes details as to the island’s geodetic locations, when they were found, the indigenous names and the names given by the Spaniards and descriptions of the flora and fauna (i.e. “Ysla Pelada. A esta la llaman los Naturales Tapuaemana es chica y baja con arrecifes, abunda en cocos, platanos gallinas, cerdos, y perros”). Importantly, Boenechea’s description of the islands is one of the earliest detailed accounts of Tahiti and the Society Islands in existence and a fundamental source of information on the appearance of the islands before European settlements and influence. A slightly different version of Boenechea’s account (referencing only Boenechea’s first voyage) was published in Bolton Glanvil Corney (ed.), The Quest and Occupation of Tahiti by Emissaries of Spain during the years 1772-1776 (Hakluyt Society Publications), vol. 1 (London, 1913), pp. 284-345. Rare and historically significant pair of manuscript accounts of the second Spanish expedition to Tahiti. 1774. In 8vo (217 mm x 154 mm). 1 ff. + 1 [blank] + 111 + 1 [blank]. Nineteenth century half roan over boards, spine flat lettered in gilt, restored. Manuscript in ink, in a clear secretarial cursive hand, perfectly legible throughout; paper clean and fresh, wide margins. A contemporary manuscript of Andia’s journal, describing the Second Spanish expedition to Tahiti and various Polynesian islands; and one of the most authoritative primary sources on the endeavour. The expedition was lead by Captain Domingo de Boenechea, while Andia played a key role as the commander of the Jupiter, one of the expedition’s two vessels. Andia’s narrative is historically significant, as it is considered by scholars to be perhaps the best and most reliable primary account of the expedition. The prime mandate of the second expedition was to land Roman Catholic priests on Tahiti (named ‘Amat’ by the Spanish) whose mission was to both convert the native peoples to Christianity and to secure their fealty to the Spanish crown. With such a well-placed Spanish base, Amat hoped that he could prevent a permanent foreign presence from being established in the Mid-Pacific. A full description is available upon request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Connecticut 1775 - SIGNED BY FISHER GAY, OF THE "FISHER GAY SWORD" FAME. Offered is a document to John Lawrence ordering the payment of 10 pounds 7 shillings to David Barns (?) Capt. of the Eleventh Company in the Fifteenth Regiment. This document is signed by Fisher Gay on June 7, 1775 in Farmington. On the verso is receipt of payment signed by Barns (?). It is in Very Good++ condition with vertical and horizontal creases from folds with a short closed tear in the bottom horizontal crease of the right hand side. This document is of the Colony of Connecticut Militia and is before Connecticut's official assimilation into the Continental Army. An exciting artifact of America's fight for independence. 5 x 7.5 inches. 13 x 19 cm. Fisher Gay commanded a Connecticut state regiment at Long Island on August 27, 1776. He died in camp after that battle. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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