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      Philadelphia, 1775. Half title. Modern half calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Light foxing and soiling throughout, a few leaves more heavily. Very good. The journals of the second Continental Congress, covering its activities from its convening on May 10, 1775 through adjournment on Sept. 5, 1775. The activities of this summer, against the background of open conflict in Massachusetts, are among the most dramatic of the Revolutionary era. Included are reports concerning Lexington-Concord, the address to the inhabitants of Canada inviting them to join the other thirteen colonies, numerous military matters, the Declaration of the Causes and Necessity for Taking Up Arms, the Olive Branch Petition, the American negotiations with the Six Nations, and other crucial material. Essentially this volume is the very crux of the beginning of the Revolution, convening a few weeks after open warfare had begun, and recording the essential shift in attitude in the Congress from conciliation to revolution. These journals, like those of the first Congress, were printed in very limited quantities and are quite rare.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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      [Philadelphia, 1775. Modern half calf and marbled boards, gilt leather label. Minor foxing. Very good. The Continental Congress' response to the "Conciliatory Resolution" set forth by the British Parliament, in an attempt to reach a peaceable settlement with the colonies, immediately preceding the outbreak of the Revolution. Not a binding law, but a resolution proposing a line floated by the pro-American elements in the House, it passed on February 20, 1775. The document was sent to each of the thirteen colonies, intentionally bypassing the extralegal Continental Congress. It stated that so long as the colonists were willing to provide for the defense and administration of the colonies, they would be spared any but those taxes necessary for the regulation of normal commerce. Referred to the Continental Congress by the Assemblies of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, this statement was drafted in response, rejecting Britain's proposal of peace. If there had been any possibility of the Parliamentary feeler making headway, it was gone by the time it reached America. The spring saw the open outbreak of war at Lexington and Concord and Bunker Hill, and by the time the colonies had passed the Resolution on to Congress in July, it was met with a blistering response. This text was prepared by a committee comprised of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Richard Henry Lee, though authorship is primarily attributed to Jefferson. It is dated July 31st, [1775]. It reads, in part: "That the colonies of America are entitled to the sole and exclusive privilege of giving and granting their own are they entitled at all times to enquire into their application, to see that they be not wasted among the venal and corrupt for the purpose of undermining the civil rights of the givers....That this privilege of giving or of withholding our monies is an important barrier against the undue exertion of prerogative, which, if left altogether without controul, may be exercised to our great oppression; and all history shews how efficacious is it's intercession for redress of grievances and re-establishment of rights, and how improvident it would be to part with so powerful a mediator. We are of the opinion that the proposition contained in this resolution is unreasonable and insidious...." In the closing paragraph, the American Congress states its complete defiance of the Resolution, citing its falsity as declared by the military actions already underway in the colonies: "The proposition seems also to have been calculated more particularly to lull into fatal security, our well- affected fellow-subjects on the other side the water, till time should be given for the operation of those arms, which a British minister pronounced would instantaneously reduce the 'cowardly' sons of America to unreserved submission. But, when the world reflects, how inadequate to justice are these vaunted terms; when it attends to the rapid and bold succession of injuries, which, during the course of eleven years, have been aimed at these colonies; when it reviews the pacific and respectful expostulations, which, during that whole time, were the sole arms we opposed to them; when it observes that our complaints were either not heard at all, or were answered with new and accumulated injuries; when it recollects that the minister himself, on an early occasion, declared, 'that he would never treat with America, till he had brought her to his feet,' and that an avowed partisan of ministry has more lately denounced against us the dreadful sentence, 'delenda est Carthago;' that this was done in presence of a British senates and being unreproved by them, must be taken to be their own sentiment, (especially as the purpose has already in part been carried into execution, by their treatment of Boston and burning of Charlestown;) when it considers the great armaments with which they have invaded us, and the circumstances of cruelty with which these have commenced and prosecuted hostilities; when these things, we say, are laid together and attentively considered, can the world be deceived into an opinion that we are unreasonable, or can it hesitate to believe with us, that nothing but our own exertions may defeat the ministerial sentence of death or abject submission." A bold and important piece of rhetoric from a crucial moment in the Revolution, in which the committee that ultimately drafted the Declaration of Independence, led by Jefferson, honed their invective. ESTC locates only ten copies.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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      London, 1775. Small ink stamp near title, a few small worm holes expertly repaired. Very good. Archivally matted, protected with mylar sheet. A large and impressive map of the colony of Pennsylvania, published just a few months after the battle of Lexington and Concord, and drawing heavily from the landmark map executed by William Scull in 1770. Scull's original map is exceedingly rare, and noteworthy for showing the extensive Pennsylvania frontier, including western roads, paths, forts and other buildings, and the newly executed Mason-Dixon line. In the present map, printed for Sayer and Bennett, Scull's map is revised and improved, with clearer topographical delineations and including latitude and longitude markers. These improvements were likely added to aid British troops fighting in North America. Sayer and Bennett's map appears in several contemporary atlases, including Faden's THE NORTH AMERICAN ATLAS and Jefferys' THE AMERICAN ATLAS, both issued in 1776. Sayer and Bennett took over the Jefferys firm after Thomas Jefferys' death in 1771, and were among the most important British map publishers of their day. Not in Rumsey.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The Remembrancer, or Impartial Repository of Public Events for the Year 1775

      J. Almon, London 1775 - brown calf w/green boards, moderate wear at spine/tips, some rubbing; lite and scattered froxing; 257pages+ index; an annual publication printed in London.Contains many official reports and letters about Colonial matters, and the Revolutionary War, and a fold-out map of Boston, drawn in June, 1775-- a valuable source and extremely scarce Size: 8 vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Philadelphia, 1775. 12mo. Antique-style three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Small portion at top of titlepage replaced, not affecting text. Light foxing and soiling. Very good. A most important early American military manual, preceding the celebrated works of Baron Von Steuben and, appropriately, the first book bearing a dedication to George Washington. Edited by Hugh Henry Ferguson, the present manual was one of the most significant military manuals associated with the years of the American Revolution. The engravings illustrate the strategies promoted in the text, both historic and theoretical. These celebrated guerilla tactics, combined with a superior geographical knowledge of local terrain, gave the Continentals a significant advantage over the regimented fighting style of the British. In short, this is how we won the war.

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        Forsøg til en Norsk Natur-Historie. Ved (...). 1. Deel. Udgiven paa det Typographiske Selskabs Bekostning.

      Kiøbenhavn. 1775. 8vo. Samtidig skinnryggbind med opphøyde ryggbånd og ryggforgylling. (32), 248 s.. Bibl. Norv. II, 2764 a.Christopher Blix Hammer (født 26. august 1720 på Gran, død 23. juni 1804 på Gran) var en norsk embedsmann, vitenskapsmann og forfatter, kjent som «akevittens far». Han var sønn av Andreas Hammer.Christopher Hammer var utdannet jurist, matematiker og botaniker fra universitetet i København, ex.jur. 1747. I 1750 ble han engasjert som landmåler av bok- og kartsamler greve Joh. L. Holstein, med ansvar for oppmåling av grevskapet Ledreborg ved Roskilde. Etter en kort tid som by- og rådstueskriver i Kristiansand ble han utnevnt til generalkonduktør i Akershus stift (1752-1801), med base på Melbostad gård på Gran, Hadeland. (Wikipedia)

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        Neuer geometrischer Plan der gesammten königlich- preussischen und churfürstlich-brandenburgischen Haupt und Residenzstadt Berlin".

      Lotter ca. 1775., Augsburg - Blatt im klaren Abdruck, Colorierung in Braun- und Grüntönen. " In Verlag Tobias Conrad Lotter in Augsburg". Mit ausführlicher Legende oben rechts und unten links, keine Kartusche. Vergleiche auch Schulz: Stadtpläne von Berlin 1652-1920, Nr. 139. Rahmen an den Ecken leicht beschädigt. Altkoloriert, siehe Foto. Alt gerahmt,

      [Bookseller: BerlinAntiquariat, Karl-Heinz Than]
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        Charte von Russisch Litauen, welche die von Polen an Russland Abgetretene Woiewodschaften, Liefland, Witepsk, Mscislaw, und einem Theil der Woiewodschaften Polock und Minsk Enthalt

      Nürnberg, Homann Erben,, 1775 - Seltene Kupferstichkarte von Weißrussland mit Teilen Litauens und der Ukraine. Zeigt die Gegend von Liefland bis Woiwodschaft. Sehr detailiert. Mit schöner Schmuckkartusche. - Im Rand drei Einrisse hinterlegt. - A rare map of Belarus, with parts of the Ukraine and Lithuania. Marking the Dnieper and Dwiner rivers, with the towns of Polack, Orsha & Mogilev. With many details. - Three tears in margin backed.

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        Gottlob Friedrich Thormeyer (1775-1842). Zimmermann bei der Arbeit.

      - Gottlob Friedrich Thormeyer (1775 Dresden-Dresden 1842). Zimmermann bei der Arbeit. Aquarell über Bleistift auf Papier mit Wasserzeichen:. -- Beschreibung: -- Aquarell über Bleistift auf Papier mit Wasserzeichen:. unten rechts in Bleistift signiert: "Thormeyer fe" und verso bezeichnet: "Thormeyer ad nat del.". -- Größe/Size: -- 11,5 x 14 cm. -- Zustand: -- Sehr guter, altersgerechter Zustand mit leichten Altersspuren. -- Weitere Beschreibung: -- "Thormeyer ad nat del." steht auf der Rückseite der so beiläufigen wie virtuosen kleinen Zeichnung des Dresdner Architekten Gottlob Friedrich Thormeyer. Dass der Zeichner den Handwerker "nach der Natur" festhielt, ließe die Darstellung auch ohne die Beschriftung vermuten, so lebendig und frisch beschreiben Bleistift und Aquarell den kraftvoll agierenden Mann bei seiner Arbeit. Das Blatt ist klein, das Papier mit seinen Einschlüssen nicht für feine, bildhafte Zeichnungen, sondern eher für Notizen gedacht, der Graphitstrich ist merklich schnell aufs Papier gesetzt, und auch die farbige Fassung arbeit nicht fleißig ins Detail, sondern verdichtet, höht, setzt Schatten und arbeitet flüssig, zügig und stets mit dem Fokus auf die Bewegung der Figur. Thormeyer, der bis 1775 an der Dresdener Akademie Architektur und Perspektive studiert hatte, verband in seinem Werk die Baukunst und die Zeichnung. Er arbeitete sowohl als Zeichner landschaftlicharchitektonischer Prospekte als Druckvorlagen für Vedutenbände, trat aber auch mit Entwürfen für kleine Architekturen wie Gartenpavillons und Grabmäler in Erscheinung. Seit 1816 war Thormeyer Hofbaumeister und seitdem an größeren und repräsentativeren Projekten beteiligt, etwa dem Umbau des Opernhauses am Zwinger oder der Meißener Elbbrücke. Gelegenheitsskizzen wie das Aquarell des Zimmermannes, der in Rückenansicht an einem Bock steht und mit sichtlicher Kraft und Körperspannung einen Stamm durchsägt, sind in Thormeyers OEuvre bisher unbekannt. Doch weist das Aquarell den Künstler sowohl als scharfen Beobachter, als auch als versierten Zeichner und Aquarellisten aus. "Nach der Natur" wird Thormeyer die Szene in einer Werkstatt oder eher noch auf einer Baustelle skizziert haben, ohne Vorlauf, spontan und absichtslos in Hinsicht auf eine spätere Verwendung. Der Zeichner präsentiert den Handwerker leicht schräg von hinten, er umfährt Werkzeug Körper und Hut mit raschem, skizzierenden Strich und entwickelt die Figur dann nicht über die Kontur, sondern ganz plastisch aus der Farbe heraus. Der freie, souveräne Duktus der zügigen Pinselstriche verdichtet und modelliert Falten, Bäusche und Stauchungen der Kleidung, hebt in farbigen Akzenten die Lederschürze, die festen Stiefel und den großen Hut mit der hochgeklappten Krempe hervor. Thormeyers schwungvoller, kräftiger Strich korrespondiert überzeugend mit dem schwungvollen, kräftigen Agieren seines Modells und lässt eine überzeugende, lebendige Momentaufnahme entstehen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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      Mexcio: Felipe de Zuniga y Ontiveros 1775., 1775. Second edition of this important Mexican imprint. Bound in full 18th century leather with spine decorated in gilt. Ex-libris with library bookplate and ownership stamp on title page else interior clean and tight. The binding shows minor surface wear and scratches to leather else firm. Marginal repair with tape to the index page. Overall an attractive copy in a nice contemporary binding.

      [Bookseller: Kubik Fine Books Ltd, ABAA]
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        GA aus der Vogelschau, darunter eine schmale Gesamtansicht ( 8 x 53 ), "Die Stadt Elberfeld".

      - Kupferstich v. H. Cöntgen n. Johann Merken, dat. 1775, 49 x 64,5 Nicht bei Drugulin. Sehr seltener Einblattdruck; Pogt, Historische Ansichten aus dem Wuppertal, Nr. E16. - Beindruckendes Blatt, das wohl in der Elberfelder Zeit von H. Cöntgen entstanden sein muß. - Die Gesamtansicht im unteren Fünftel des Blattes ist flankiert durch 2 kleine Rokokokartuschen, links mit Widmung an Karl Theodor ( Herzog von der Pfalz und Jülich, Kleve, Berg ), rechts mit Erklärungen. Die Vogelschauansicht mit 2 großen Wappen im oberen Bildteil. Zwischen den Wappen der Titel gehalten von 4 Engeln. - An den Rändern einige kleine, hinterlegte Einrisse. Die linke untere Ecke mit kleinem Bildverlust ( dieser aber ergänzt und retouchiert )

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Cantiques Tire`s en Partie des Pseaumes et en Partie des Poésies Sacrées des Meilleurs Poetes Francois. Avec des Airs Note`s. Par Mr. Jean Dumas, Pasteur Francois de L`Eglise Réformée de Leipsic.

      Leipsic [Leipzig]: Chez Les Heritiers Weidmann et Reich 1775 - XVI, 744 gezählte Seiten plus 30 ungezählte Seiten (Register der Liedanfänge, Korrekturen u.a.), Fadenheftung, Format 11,5 x 19 cm, privater Ganzledereinband der Zeit. * Enthält auch die Noten der Kirchlieder; links die Noten mit den Liedanfängen, rechts gegenüber die Texte der weiteren Strophen. Schöner Ledereinband mit 5 Bünden am Rücken und Blindprägung auf beiden Deckeln. Goldschnitt ringsum. Schöne farbige Vorsätze. Erhaltung: Die Rückenkanten leicht beschabt aber ohne jeden Einriss (brauchen etwas Lederfett). Der Buchblock innen ohne Flecken. Nur einige wenige Randmarkierungen mit Bleistift. Eine kurze Namenseintragung mit Tinte auf dem Titelblatt ("Lene"). Die Papierqualität (Bütten) ist herausragend und unverwüstlich. Insgesamt ein sehr gutes Exemplar. +++++++++++ Weitere Drucke im Bestand unseres Antiquariats im Zeitraum 1600 bis 1870 finden Sie innerhalb der Kategorien "Alte Drucke" (mit Unter-Rubriken: bis 1700 / bis 1800 / bis 1870). Lassen Sie sich die Titel anzeigen.

      [Bookseller: Kunze, Gernot, Versandantiquariat]
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        Charte von Russisch Litauen, welche die von Polen an Russland abgetretene Woiewodschaften, Liefland, Witepsk,Msciflaw, und einen Theil der Woiewodsdchaften Polock und Minsk enthält. Cum Privil. Sae. Caes. Maj. Nürnberg, auf Kosten der Homännischen Erben, 1775.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Homann Erben in Nürnberg, dat. 1775, 55,5 x 44 Niewodniczanski; Imago Poloniae, B.2; Nr. K94, 1. - Zeigt Russisch-Litauen. - Unten links Titelkartsuche. - Im Zentrum der Karte Orsha. - Rare regional map of Russian Lithuania, showing remarkable detail along the upper Dniepr and Dwina River regions, from Liefland to Mscislaw and Woiwodschaft. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        "Political disquisitions: or, an enquiry into public errors, defects, and abuses ... calculated to draw the timely attention of government and people to a due cnsideration of the necessity, and the means, of reforming..."

      Philadelphia: printed and sold by Robert Bell and William Woodhouse. 1775. "First American edition; 3 volumes, 8vo, pp. xxiii, [9], 486, [2] ads; vii, [9], 477, [3] ads; [16], 460, [56]; complete with the half-titles in each volume; contemporary and likely original full American calf, gilt- decorated spines in 6 compartments, red and black morocco labels in 2; upper joint on volume III sometime repaired; upper joint on volume I cracked; bookplates removed; old pressure stamps in the corners of the title pages; some rubbing and overall wear, but in all a good, sound set, or better. The subscriber list in volume III contains a significant list of American revolutionaries including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Hancock, Samuel Chase, George Clymer, John Dickinson, Thomas Mifflin, Benjamin Rush, Isaiah Thomas, and Silas Deane, among many others; and the printer-booksellers Robert Aiken and Hugh Gaine each took seven sets. Evans 13851; Sabin 9246; Gephart, Revolutionary America, 2569 (citing the London edition of 1774-75)."

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        Charte von Russisch Litauen, welche die von Polen an Russland abgetretene Woiewodschaften, Liefland, Witepsk,Msciflaw, und einen Theil der Woiewodsdchaften Polock und Minsk enthält. Cum Privil. Sae. Caes. Maj. Nürnberg, auf Kosten der Homännischen Erben, 1775.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Homann Erben in Nürnberg, dat. 1775, 55,5 x 44 Niewodniczanski; Imago Poloniae, B.2; Nr. K94, 1. - Zeigt Russisch-Litauen. - Unten links Titelkartsuche. - Im Zentrum der Karte Orsha. - Rare regional map of Russian Lithuania, showing remarkable detail along the upper Dniepr and Dwina River regions, from Liefland to Mscislaw and Woiwodschaft. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Flora Londinensis: or Plates and Descriptions of such Plants as grow wild in the Environs of London: with their places of growth, and times of flowering; their several names according to Linnaeus and other authors: with a particular description of each plant in latin and english. To which are added their several uses in medicine, agriculture, rural oeconomy and other arts.

      - London, printed for the author, (1775-) 1777-1798. 2 volumes bound in 3. Folio (473 x 280mm). With 2 engraved title-vignettes and 432 fine handcoloured engraved plates. Recent half calf, richly gilt spine with gilt lettering in 6 compartments, marbled sides. First edition. William Curtis is one of the great names in botany, the present work and his famous 'Botanical Magizine' are landmarks in English botany. The impressive 'Flora Londinensis' is much more comprehensive in scope than its title suggests, for it embraces most of the English flora, and as a result of which it should be properly regarded as the first colour-plate national flora. "Curtis adopted the novel plan of having specimens drawn to a uniform scale and to life size, and most of the plates display a high degree of accuracy. In the opinion of Salisbury, the majority of the figures 'represent the most successful portrayals of British wild flowers that have ever been achieved'" (Henry II, p. 67). The fine plates are by James Sowerby and Sydenham Edwards. Our copy has the list of subscribers, the indices, the 'General observations on the advantage which may result from the Introduction of the Seeds of our best Grasses' (2 leaves), and 'A catalogue of certain plants. in the environmens of Settle' (3 leaves). The book was published in 2 volumes.Nissen BBI, 440; Great Flower Books, p. 54; Stafleu & Cowan 1286. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      London, 1775. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet. Old fold lines. Some slight separation at folds. Address leaf with some wear and loss from wax seal. Very good. An interesting letter written by Benjamin Franklin to Sir Alexander Dick in Edinburgh, taking his leave from England on the verge of the American Revolution, and recommending the son of his friend, Benjamin Duffield. Franklin writes: "John Dalrymple the other day inform'd me that you and your dear family were lately well, which to hear gave me great pleasure. Being on the point of embarking for America, I would not leave Britain without taking leave of a friend I have so much reason to esteem and love. I pray God to bless you and yours with every kind of felicity. If at any time I can on the other side of the water render acceptable service to you or any friend of yours, it will be a pleasure to me to receive your commands. May I take the liberty of recommending to your countenance and protection an ingenious young man, son of a friend of mine at Philadelphia, now studying physic at Edinburgh. Your kind advice may be of great use to him, and I am persuaded he will always retain a grateful sense of any favourable notice you may think fit to take of him. His name is Duffield, and he will have the honor of presenting this to your hands. With Sincere Affection & Attachment I am ever, Dear Sir, Your obliged & most obedient humbl. Servant B. Franklin." Franklin has added a postscript: "Our Friend Sir J. Pringle was well last evening." In 1773, Benjamin Franklin was serving as an agent for the Pennsylvania Colony in London when he came into possession of letters that further strained the increasingly tenuous relationship between England and her American colonies. Written by Thomas Hutchinson, the English-appointed governor of Massachusetts, these letters called for reductions in liberties allowed to English citizens residing in America. Franklin promptly forwarded these letters to America, where they were published, resulting in a public outcry. Called before the English Foreign Ministry in January 1774, Franklin was severely berated for this act and dismissed as deputy postmaster general for North America. In spite of this affront, Franklin continued to strive for reconciliation between the English colonists and their mother country. Hoping to avert the passage of the Boston Port Bill, he went so far as to personally guarantee payment for the tea dumped during the Boston Tea Party. Even after the bill passed and Boston's port was closed, Franklin maintained his conciliatory stance. Subsequently, he began collaborating with William Pitt, Earl of Chatham, hoping that this treaty might fare better than previous endeavors. When Pitt presented the bill in February 1775, it was vehemently attacked by the ministers and their supporters. Lord Sandwich, one of the most vocal opponents of the bill, turned his attention towards Franklin, who was present, and stated "he fancied he had in his eye the person who drew it up, one of the bitterest and most mischievous enemies this country has ever known." This personal attack was the last straw, and Franklin emerged from that session an ardent devotee of colonial independence. He set sail for Philadelphia on March 21, a week after this letter was written and just three weeks before the first shots were fired at Lexington and Concord, signaling the start of the Revolutionary War. Landing at Philadelphia on May 5, the talk of war and the creation of a new nation was everywhere. The next day Franklin was elected a delegate to the second Continental Congress, and he quickly emerged as one of the most radical members of that body. Sir Alexander Dick (1703-85), to whom Franklin writes here, was one of Franklin's warmest friends in Great Britain. A physician, Dick practiced medicine in Edinburgh and was the president of the College of Physicians there from 1756 to 1763. He was also a member of the Philosophical Society of Edinburgh and one of the founders of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Benjamin Duffield (1753-99) was the son of one of Franklin's friends, a Philadelphia clock- and watchmaker named Edward Duffield. Benjamin Duffield traveled to Edinburgh in 1774 to complete his medical studies, and Franklin had a hand in introducing him to several important persons there. Apparently he ran into some trouble because he sent Franklin a letter from Bordeaux in 1779, apologizing for past transgressions and indicating he had finally managed to scrape together the money to come home to Philadelphia. In the end he did return to Philadelphia, acquiring a large medical practice and becoming an early lecturer in the field of obstetrics. Franklin's postscript refers to Royal Society member Sir John Pringle, another Scottish doctor who was a good friend of both men. A wonderful and unpublished letter from this key period in Franklin's diplomatic career.

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        Historiola litteraturae graecae in Svecia. I-XII + Supplement I-II. A.a.

      1775 - Uppsala, typis Edmannianis, (1775-86). 4:o. (8),56 + (2),57-88 + (2),89-104 + (2),105-20 + (4),121-38 + (2),1-16 + (4),17-36 + (2),37-52 + (4),53-68 + (2),69-84 + (4),85-100 + (2),101-16 + (2),1-12 + (4),13-22 pp.Fourteen parts, of which some are disbound. Part IV unopened. Occasional minor soiling. MS dedications on titles of parts II, VII, XIII och XIV.Almquist Sveriges bibliografiska litteratur 182 and 183. Lidén Catalogus disputationum 112-13 and 2 and Marklin Catalogus disputationum 3-13, respectively. A still useful reference work on the history and bibliography of Greek literature in Sweden. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

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

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        Abrégé chronologique de l'histoire de Lorraine contenant les principaux événements de cette histoire, depuis Clovis jusqu'à Gérard d'Alsace, premier duc héréditaire, & depuis ce prince jusqu'à François III : avec les guerres, les batailles, les sièges, les traités de paix, &c. les loix, les moeurs, les usages, &c. &c.

      Paris, Moutard, 1775; petit in - 8, VIII - 560 pp., IV - 456 pp., Reliure plein veau, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Les 2 volumes. Le premier volume est un abrégé chronologique de l'histoire lorraine comme l'indique le titre de l'ouvrage, le second volume est un dictionnaire toponymique de la Lorraine et du Barrois : des villes, des villages et des lieudits, ainsi que des rivières et des principaux ruisseaux.

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        Fabulæ selectæ Fontanii è gallico in latinum sermonem conversæ, in usum studiosæ juventutis, authore J. B. Giraud.

      Lud. Le Boucher & Laurent Dumesnil, Rouen 1775 - 2 volumes in-8 (195 x 123 mm), xxiv pp., 1 f. n. ch., 461 pp. ; 2 ff. n. ch., 577 pp., 2 ff. n. ch. Maroquin rouge, triple filet d'encadrement avec fers aux angles, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin vert, filet sur les coupes et les coiffes, roulette intérieure, tranches dorées, trace de mouillure marginale en tête de dix feuillets, petite tache brune dans la marge aux premiers feuillets du tome second, 3 coins abimés (reliure de l'époque). Une édition Latin/Français des Fables de La Fontaine. Cette seconde édition comprend 228 fables, avec le texte français en regard. Elles ont été traduites par Jean-Baptiste Giraud (1701-1776) avec des notes explicatives en bas de page pour les mots et expressions les plus difficiles. La première édition (Rouen, 1765) parut sans nom d'auteur et de traducteur. Le père Giraud consacra une trentaine d'années à la traduction en latin des Fables de La Fontaine. D'après Quérard, il publia dès 1715 (à 14 ans), un premier essai de cette traduction. Une grande partie des fables de La Fontaine ont été traduites en vers latins, et avec quelque succès, par J.-B. Giraud de l'Oratoire (Brunet). Ex-libris imprimé en rouge avec devise Colligite ne pereant, initiales NIKLS et croix de Malte. Bel exemplaire en maroquin rouge de l'époque. Brunet, Manuel des libraires et de l'amateur de livres, III, p. 756 ; Quérard, La France littéraire, IV, p. 411. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE SPIRIT OF MASONRY in Moral and Elucidatory Lectures

      J. Wilkie ... and W Goldsmith ... 1775. . 1st Ed. Sm. 8vo. [x] + 237pp. + 17pp. + [i] Errata. Engraved t.p. (reinforced to verso), text ills. Staining from pp.207 onwards and lightly affecting fore-margin of first 50pp., some staining and soiling, rebound in gilt lettered calf backed cloth. ESTC T99504. William Hutchinson (1732?-1814), topographer. ?'... Hutchinson was an ardent freemason; he was master of his local lodge and wrote a spirited defence of the craft, [the above] which ran to several editions, the last being published in 1843 ...?' US$743

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        The Works of Flavius Josephus. Translated into English by Sir Roger L'Estrange ... to which are Prefixed, Two Discourses, and several Remarks and Observations upon Josephus. The Seventh Edition

      London, Printed, Philadelphia: Reprinted (vol 1); America (vol 2); (vols 3-4) New York: (Vol 1): Re-Printed by W. and T. Bradford, for John M;Gibbons; (Vol 2): Printed for the Subscribers; (Vol 3):Printed by Hodge and Shober for John M'Gibbons; (Vol 4): Printed by Shober and Loudon for John M'Gibbons and Robert Hodge, 1775. First American edition. The L'Estrange edition was first published in 1702. 4 vols. 8vo. Contemporary sheep, disparate labels. Rubbed, spines worn, second volume shorter, text browned, a few endpapers torn or removed. Gift inscription in first and last two volumes to Charles R. Alsop from C. and L. Whittelsey dated 1812, the second volume with signatures of Lewis Jenkins, John Bartlett, Joshua Brown and Josiah and William Carr. In two brown cloth open end cases. First American edition. The L'Estrange edition was first published in 1702. 4 vols. 8vo. A very popular text, especially in L'Estrange's very readable translation. The printing was begun by the Bradfords and completed by Hodge and Shober and Shober and Loudon. Complete sets are uncommon. Hildeburn notes that the three New York volumes "average five hundred pages, and in that respect, as a bookseller's venture, have no peers among the colonial books of New York" (Sketches of Printers ... Colonial New York, 147). Rosenbach "An American Jewish Bibliography" 55, 64, 66, 67; Shipton and Mooney 12822, 13357 (noting that Evans had taken his entry from an advertisement), 14135 listing Hodge and Shober for M'Gibbons for both vols 3 and 4; Hildeburn 2892

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        A relation of a journey to the glaciers in the Dutchy of Savoy. Translated from the French by C. and F. Davy. (Untrimmed, large paper copy).

      Norwich, Richard Beatniffe, 1775, - in-8vo, (14.4 x 20.2 cm.), 24 unnumb. leaves + XXI (+1) + 264 p. + 1 leaf + 3 engraved plates, untrimmed, hw. name on title ?Esther Paget? and ?JAH Hey? (or Wey), original marbled paper wrappers, spine restored, small morocco title ticket on spine. A fine copy. Bourrits journey to the glaciers & MONT-BLANCfirst English edition, untrimmed copy.First English edition in a fully untrimmed copy (exceptional large paper copy!). Despite his aversion to heights, the eccentric self-publicist Marc-Theodore Bourrit (1739-1819), the "preceptor of the cathedral church at Geneva", was a great promoter and enthousiast for all things alpine concerns. The first edition of this successful work, describing "the fruits of three journeys into the Dutchy of Savoy", was published as "Description des glacières . du Duché de Savoye" (Geneva, 1773). Provincially printed at Norwich by the bookseller Richard Beatniffe (1739-1818), the work includes a 26 page list of subscribers, mostly based in the East of England. A second Norwich edition was printed in the following year and is less scarce. Full collation: 24 unn. leaves (48 p.) (title + 1 engraved dedication plate with a coat of arms ?to the hon. Mrs. R. Walpole? + 7 ll. of preface + 5 ll. Author?s advertisement + 2 ll. Table of plates + 8 ll. subscribers) + XXI (The author?s preliminary discourse) + 264 p. + 1 ll. (Heights above the level of the Mediterranean Sea). Although the text includes a printed list of 21 plates, only 3 were actually issued in this edition: depictions of Chamonix and the glaciers at Montanvert and Bossons. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Neate B142; Perret 656. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Remarks on the Principal Acts of the Thirteenth Parliament of Great Britain, Containing Remarks on the Acts Relating to the Colonies with a Plan of Reconciliation [Volume I Only]

      T. Payne, London 1775 - First Edition, First Printing; full brown leather; marbled end papers; 500 clean, unmarked pages Size: 8 Vo; 2 Pounds [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Prael-treyn verrykt door ry-benden, praelwagens, zinne-beelden en andere oppronkingen toegeschikt aen het duyzend-jaerig jubilé van den ... heyligen Rumoldus. Mechelen, J.-F. vander Elst, [1775?]. With engraved coat of arms, engraved headpiece, and 16 engraved plates (of which 14 folding). With: (2) [SPLENDID CEREMONY - BRUSSELS]. Beschryvinge van de ry-bende ofte cavalcade, verciert met praelwagens ... ter oorsaeke van het vier-honderd-jaerig jubilé van het alderheyligst sacrament van mirakel binnen Brussel den 16 en 29 julii 1770. Brussels, J. vanden Berghen, [1770]. With 5 numbered folding engraved plates. (3) [MEYER, Jean Thomas]. Beschryvinge van het zeven honderdjaerig jubilé van den heyligen Macarius. Ghent, Jean Meyer, [1767]. With 15 mostly folding engraved plates, including a large folding plate showing fireworks (36.5 x 48 cm). 3 works in 1 volume. 4to. Contemporary calf, gold-tooled spine.

      Ad 1: Bibliotheca Hulthemiana IV, 27864 (15 plates only); Berlin Kat. 3168 (15 plates only); ad 2: De Backer & Sommervogel II, cols. 295-296; Mennessier de la Lance I, p. 226; ad 3: Praz, p. 426; Berlin Kat. 3167; Landwehr, Emblem Books Low Countries 431. Fine collection of 3 accounts recording religious festivities in the Southern Netherlands. Ad 1 is a beautiful series of engravings celebrating the 1000 years' jubilee of the Saint Rumoldus. Ad 2 records a festival on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the Blessed Sacrament, organized by the Jesuit College in Brussels. And ad 3, finally, is a description of the 700 years Jubilee of Saint Macarius, the patron saint against the plague, celebrated in Ghent. Some defects; the leaves of ad 2 cut out and mounted on larger paper. Top of spine slightly damaged. Good copies.

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      Tractat om skepps-byggeriet, tillika med förklaring och bevis öfver Architectura navalis mercatoria &c. Sthlm, J. Pfeiffer, 1775. 4:o. (16),245,(3) s. & 16 utvikbara grav. plr & 1 utvikbar grav. & 7 utvikbara tryckta tabeller. Med grav. vinjett på s. 1. Samtida ganska nött hfrbd med upphöjda bind, guldornerad rygg och röd titeletikett. Rödstänkta snitt. Inlagan bitvis ngt solkig och med spridda småfläckar. Det bitvis lite solkiga titelbladet med en delvis överkluddad samtida namnteckning. Med tillskrift till byggmästare D. Sandell daterad 1824 och från Joh. Hartzell till Henning Smith daterad 1876 samt försättsbladet med Tullmuseets på Dalarö stpl.. Vinjetten är graverad av Olof Årre. Är en fristående förklaring till "Architectura navalis mercatoria" som utkommit 1768. "Tractat" utkom två gånger på franska, 1779 och 1781. Chapman ville bringa ordning och metodik inom skeppsbyggeriet och "Svenskt biografiskt lexikon" skriver att han upphöjde "skeppsbyggeriet från att hittills i övervägande grad hava varit ett hantverk till en på fullt vetenskapliga beräkningar fotad konst"

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. („Goethe").

      Frankfurt a. M., 13. Januar 1775. - ½ S. 4to. An den in Straßburg (der Ortsname von fremder Hand ergänzt) weilenden „Herrn Hauptmann v. Knebel", der Goethe Mitte Dezember des Vorjahres zusammen mit den Prinzen Carl August und Konstantin von Sachsen-Weimar (dessen Erzieher er war) in Frankfurt besucht hatte: „Lieber Knebel ich bitte Sie gar sehr um ein Wort von Ihnen und um meine Sachen. Wo sind Sie? Bin ich in gutem Andenken unter Ihnen? Addio. Ich hab einige sehr gute produktive Tage gehabt [.]". – Knebel, der sich mit den Prinzen auf Bildungsreise nach Paris befand, war mit diesen nach Straßburg weitergereist, im Gepäck zahlreiche Manuskript-Fragmente Goethes sowie dessen erste Arbeiten zum „Faust". – In dieser Woche war Goethe das erste Mal mit Lili Schönemann zusammengetroffen. Sophien-Ausgabe Band II, Nr. 278. Aus dieser Epoche von größter Seltenheit. – Mit (gebrochenem) Siegel und Adresse; leicht gebräunt und etwas fleckig; größere Ein- und Ausrisse unsachgemäß ausgebessert.

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        Das Opfer der Vestalinnen.

      1775 1775 - Feder in Schwarz, braun laviert, über Bleistiftskizze, auf Bütten, auf Untersatz mit Tuschlinien und Aquarellrand montiert, dort rechts unten signiert und datiert „Parizeau fecit 1775". 15,8:23,5 cm. Vergleichsliteratur: Ausst. Katalog: Von Callot bis Greuze. Französische Zeichnungen des 17. und 18. Jahrhunderts. Im Blickfeld der Goethezeit V. Weimar 2005, S. 220, Nr. 81 mit farb. Abb. Über Parizeaus Leben und Werk ist wenig bekannt und es fehlt bisher eine grundlegende Arbeit über ihn. Seit Beginn der sechziger Jahre war er Schüler von J.Gg. Wille (1715-1808) und als Maler und Radierer in Paris tätig. Nur wenige seiner Gemälde sind bisher bekannt geworden und es scheint, als wäre er hauptsächlich als Zeichner tätig gewesen. Blätter von seiner Hand befinden sich in den Graph. Sammlungen in Düsseldorf, Basel, Darmstadt, dem Metropolitan Museum New York sowie in der Sammlung von Jeffrey E. Horvitz. Georg Melchior Kraus (1737-1806) hat beispielsweise nach ihm gezeichnet.

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      [Boston. 1775].. [24]pp. 12mo. Dbd. Lightly and evenly foxed. Very good. An important Revolutionary almanac. The first three pages contain Low's "Address to the Soldiers of the American Army," delivered at Ipswich, Sept. 22, 1775: "The time is at length arrived in which we are reduced to the sad alternative of defending the most sacred and inestimable of all our enjoyments from utter ruin, and ourselves from the graves of political throldom, by dint of sword; or yield them to the will of a banditti of tyrants more implacable than the savages of the wilderness...." Also contains an important eyewitness account of the Battle of Lexington, by the Rev. William Gordon of Roxbury, contained in a letter to a gentleman in England entitled, "Account of the Commencement of Hostilities Between Great Britain and America." EVANS 14168. CHURCH 1121 DRAKE 3252.

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        Only weeks after the British surrendered Fort St. Jean, Quebec, Connecticut Captain Noble Benedict appoints his nephew Jonah a Sergeant. Both would be captured at Fort Washington in 1776 and held on one of the notorious British prison ships

      Fort St. John [Quebec], November 19, 1775. 13.75" x 8.5". "Manuscript Document Signed, ""Noble Benedict Capt,"" 1 page, 13.75"" x 8.5"", ""Fort St. John,"" [Fort St. Jean, Quebec], November 19, 1775, appointing Jonah Benedict as a Sergeant in ""the Fifth Regiment Raised by the Colony of Connecticut Commanded by David Waterbury Jur. Col."" Rough separated folds reinforced with paper on verso, other marginal tears and a few small losses affecting a few words of text, light soiling, else good. Offered together with a manuscript copy of Jonah Benedict's affidavit attesting to his service and imprisonment by the British as well as the aforementioned appointment as Sergeant, 2 pages, 8"" x 9.5"", Westchester County, New York, August 26, 1839. Expected folds, light soiling, else very good.Captain Noble Benedict's company was part of the regiment commanded by Colonel David Waterbury organized in April 1775 in response to the Lexington Alarm. The regiment rendezvoused in Stamford. In June 1775, after the regiment was adopted into the Continental Army, it marched to New York City where it joined troops from that state on a northward march toward Canada, where they helped lay siege to Fort St. Jean on the Richelieu River led by General Richard Montgomery. The surrender of that fort forced Sir Guy Carleton to evacuate Montreal, which Continental troops entered, without opposition, on November 13, 1775. It would appear that Noble's company remained behind at Fort St. Jean to hold the post during the American operations in Canada. At the end of December 1775, the 5th Connecticut terms of enlistment expired and Noble and his company departed Canada for Connecticut. Soon after their return to Connecticut in January 1776, Noble Benedict formed another company, to join Philip Burr Bradley's Connecticut Regiment raised for the defense of New York. Jonah Benedict joined the company as a sergeant in April 1776. The company helped prepare for the defenses of the city and retreated to Fort Washington, the last American stronghold on the island of Manhattan, following the defeats at Long Island and White Plains. Half of Benedict's company was captured when the post's commander, surrounded on land and water, surrendered on November 16, 1776 (the other half was stationed at Fort Lee on the other side of the Hudson River). In a copy of his pension affidavit that he swore out in 1810, Jonah Benedict wrote that after he was captured at Fort Washington, he was ""put aboard of the Prison Ship Gro[s]venor. Lay in the Wallabout [Bay]... Dr. [Saler] Pell was my Doctor; Mrs Greenslate was my nurse... I never been well since I was a prisoner..."" According to his widow's 1838 pension application, Jonah (1741-1811) was eventually transferred to the sugar house on Liberty Street in New York ""until he was permitted to depart or sent away, being then considered at the point of death..."" in April 1777, Jonah ""was carried home to Danbury ... in a horse Litter, he arrived home about two weeks before Danbury was burnt by the British, April 26, 1777, where he partially regained his health..."" (""Jonah Benedict,"" Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, NARA M804) The physician that Jonah Benedict mentions was Saler Pell, who served as surgeon of Bradley's regiment to December 1776 and then as part of the 5th Connecticut until January 1777. (Heitman)Jonah's captain (and uncle), Noble Benedict (1735-1809) was also captured at Fort Washington but due to his rank, was probably not confined to the prison ships or the sugar house. High ranking officers were allowed to find their own quarters within New York City, while lower ranking line officers were paroled to various towns in Brooklyn, where they stayed with farm families until they were exchanged. We are unsure when Noble was exchanged, but his descendants claimed he served until the end of the war. (""Noble Benedict"", Ibid)"

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        Anecdotes africaines depuis l'origine ou la découverte des différents roya EDITION ORIGINALE

      A Paris: Chez Vincent, 1775. Fine. Chez Vincent, A Paris 1775, Pet. et fort in-8 (, viij, 230, 62, 60, 60, 30, 16, 80, 184pp., relié. - first edition. Binding in full mottled brown sheepskin. Back with nerves decorated, castors. As an exhibit in red morocco. A cut in mind, weakening the rotator; lack the lower joint in the head. 2 corners bumped. Outer edge trimmed 3cm. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en pleine basane brune marbrée. Dos à nerfs orné, roulettes. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Une coupure en tête, fragilisant la coiffe ; un manque au mors inférieur en tête. 2 coins émoussés. Bordure externe rognée sur 3cm. Chronologie et anecdotes de l'Egypte, de la Barbarie, du Maroc, de l'algérie, de la Tunisie, tripolitaines, Abyssiniennes, de Guinée, du Bénin, d'Angola, du Congo, du Monomotopa, de Monbaze et de Quiloa, des côtes septentrionales et méridionales de l'Afrique. Précieux pour les royaumes africains.  

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        Briefe von (Yorick) Sterne an seine Freunde. Nebst seiner Geschichte eines Ueberrocks + Yoricks Briefe an Elisa (2 Bände in einem gebunden) Aus dem Englischen

      C. E. Bohn, Hamburg 1775 - kl. 8°, OHLdr. der Zeit. Hier 2 Bände zusammen gebunden: VIII + 144 Seiten und XX + 75 Seiten. Am Deckel innen ein Exlibris (Das Alte wahre, fass es an. Jonas Cohn). Deckel berieben. Lederkante unten etwas geplatzt. Gesamt gutes und stockfleckfreies Esemplar 0 S. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Epithalamia exoticis linguis reddita

      Parmae: Ex Regio Typographeo, 1775. Bodoni, Giovanni Battista. Folio. 124ff. First edition, Brooks' state "b", with the poem by Conte Della Torre di Rezzonico. With engraved title page vignette, head- and tail-pieces and historiated initials after Ferrari. Considered one of Bodoni's finest type specimen books, it contains the alphabets of twenty-five exotic languages, including Tibetan, Phoenician and Coptic. Bound in full polished calf, gilt, which is rubbed along extremities, some wear to lower front corners, inner hinges reinforced with cloth. Overall, a fine, internally bright copy in a contemporary binding. Housed in cloth folding case. A.e.g. (Brooks 70).

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        Eigenh. Quittung mit U.

      Wien, 1. IV. 1775.. ½ S. Qu.-4to. Mit rotem Lacksiegel.. Bestätigt den Erhalt von 300 Gulden: "Io sottocritto a ricevuto dal Sig. Gaetano Carrara fiorini trecento, d'egli mi paga d'ordine del Sig. Giuseppe Tanzi mio procuratore in Milano: e questi sono a conto del mio soldo cola da lui esatto per l'anno corrente [...]". - Stärker braunfleckig.

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        Esame delle riflessioni teologico-critiche contro il libro della vana aspettazione degli Ebrei del loro Messia dal compimento di tutte le epoche

      Stamperia Reale, Parma 1775 - In-4 (255x190 mm.); cc. nn. 4, pp. 87 (1). Titolo incorniciato da bordura. Ex libris a stampa al contropiatto (Ennio Ortalli). Esemplare a margini ancora chiusi, con puntini di foxing alle prime due carte. Edizione originale. L'autore fu tra i più eminenti orientalisti del suo tempo e pubblicò molte delle sue opere presso il Bodoni. Bibliogr.: Brooks, 76. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      London. 1775.. [4],91pp. Half title. Modern calf, gilt. Leather bookplate on front pastedown. Internally clean. Near fine. In a blue half morocco solander case. Second edition, published the same year as the first, of this famous political pamphlet by lexicographer Samuel Johnson. This edition includes a number of textual changes from the first. Written in response to the opening rumblings of the American Revolution, Johnson's acerbic pamphlet was published at the height of his popularity and fame. He writes of the Americans: "That it is their duty to pay the cost of their own safety they seem to admit; nor do they refuse their contribution to the exigencies, whatever they may be, of the British empire; but they make this participation of the public burden a duty of very uncertain extent, and imperfect obligation, a duty temporary, occasional and elective, of which they reserve to themselves the right of settling the degree, the time, and the duration, of judging when it may be required, and when it has been performed." This pamphlet elicited many responses, and doubtless further spurred the cause of the Revolution. ESTC T141339. SABIN 36303. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 75-69b. COURTNEY & SMITH, p.125.

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      London: J. Dodsley, in Pall-Mall; and Brotherton and Sewel, 1775.. x,117pp. Quarto. Modern three-quarter morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt. Worm track in lower gutter of second half, not affecting any text. Overall, a large, handsome, near fine copy. Untrimmed and unopened. Hanway as a merchant and British patriot looked askance at what was happening in the American colonies. His message was well meaning, but his tone, as when he writes of the colonists as "every day growing more civilized, and more agreeable fellow subjects," must have seemed patronizing. The text, as explained in the title, is in the form of a dialogue between a British and American merchant, in which the nature of sovereign authority, taxation, trade, and the pros and cons of seeking independence are discussed in a friendly and amicable way. There is, of course, no question for Hanway as to which side common sense must come down upon. "Arguments supposed to have converted the 'candid' Yankee seem quite unconvincing" - Howes. It is unclear if Thomas Paine knew of Hanway's title, but it remains a trifle ironic that within a few months Paine published his famous work. SABIN 14998. HOWES C646, "aa." AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 75-29. HIGGS 6321. Taylor, JONAS HANWAY. FOUNDER OF THE MARINE SOCIETY, p.230.

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        Kupferstichhändler. - Vendeur d'Estampes.

      Wien, um 1775.. Altkolorierter Kupferstich von und nach C. Brand, Bildausschnitt 23,5 x 23,5 cm, Blattgr. 36,5 x 25,5 cm.. Lipperheide Ebb 1; Colas 423.34; gesuchtes Blatt mit der Darstellung eines reisenden Kupferstichhändlers aus Brand, J. C. "Zeichnungen nach dem gemeinen Volke besonders Der Kaufruf in Wien"; mehrere kleinere Restaurierungen, eine geglättete Falte im oberen Bereich, knapprandig.

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        Hambourg, Ville d'Allemagne dans le Duche de Holstein. ... (Kupferstich)

      Paris: Mondhare ca. 1775; Bildunterschrift Fortsetzung: ...Elle fut fondee par charlemagne ll'an 808, c'est la plus grande la plus peuplee, et la plus riche de toutte l'Allemagne; altkolorierter Kupferstich, zeigt eine Gesamtansicht von Hamburg, mit Kirchen, Befestigungsanlagen, im Vordergrund eine Kuhweide u. reichliche Schiffsstaffage auf der Elbe; Blattgröße ca. 30 x 43 cm; professionelle Rahmung hinter Glas mit Leinenpassepartout u. dunkelgoldenen Holzleisten (kleinste Läsuren am Rahmen). Sehr gut. Kupferstich.

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        "Josephus II. Augustus. Leopoldus A.A. Magnus Dux Etruriaer". Ganzfiguren nach halblinks bzw. halbrechts der beiden Brüder bei ihrem Zusammentreffen in Rom, Leopold als Großherzog von Toskana, stehend neben einer Konsole mit einem Stadtplan von Rom, dahinter Ausblick auf Peterskirche und Engelsburg.

      . Kupferstich von Andrea Rossi nach P. Battoni, dat. 1775, 58 x 36 cm.. Thieme-Becker Bd. III, S. 36 (Stich nach dem hier erwähnten Gemälde im Wiener Hofmuseum). - Mit geglätteter Querfalte, Ränder gering angestaubt. - Imposantes Doppelporträt von großer Seltenheit.

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        Voyage en Sicile et a Malthe EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Amsterdam|et se trouve à Paris: Chez Pissot & chez Panckoucke, 1775. Fine. Chez Pissot & chez Panckoucke, à Amsterdam et se trouve à Paris 1775, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 8 (12x20cm), relié. - French Edition Demeunier resulted in the original English having appeared in 1773. Blond Full calf and marbled glossy contemporary. Part of title and volume number in red morocco. Some friction. Bookplate plucked boards guard. Nice copy. This collection of letters for William Beckford is a narrative of the author's travels in Sicily and Malthe. In addition to being a true classic description of a journey (manners, monuments), there is remarkable scientific specifics, including the observation of a comet, Etna (the description of the Etna very consistent) and Stromboli. Graesse emphasizes the writing quality of this trip. The author provides specific feedback on the temperature, the population of cities, etc.. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale française traduite par Demeunier, l'originale anglaise ayant paru en 1773. Reliure en plein veau blond marbré et glacé d'époque. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Quelques frottements. Ex-libris arrachés sur les plats de garde. Bel exemplaire. Ce recueil de lettres destiné à William Beckford est une narration des voyages de l'auteur en Sicile et à Malthe. En plus d'être une description fidèle et classique d'un voyage (mœurs, monuments), on y trouve de remarquables spécificités scientifiques, notamment sur l'observation d'une comète, sur l'Etna (la description de l'Etna est très consèquente) et le Stromboli. Graesse souligne la qualité d'écriture de ce voyage. L'auteur fournit des observations précises sur la température, la population des villes, etc.

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        Schulpforte (Bad Kösen) und Schönburg (Saale). - Malerische Reise durch Sachsen. - Reise an der Saale. - "Schulpforte bey Naumburg". - "Schulpforte inwendig". - "Brunn in Schönburg".

      - Historische Ortsansichten. Umrissradierung, in Grautönen laviert, 1775. Von Carl Benjamin Schwarz. 11,9 x 16,9 cm / 11,1 x 17,4 cm / 11,1 x 17,1 cm (Darstellung) / 48,5 x 35 cm (Blatt). In der Platte unterhalb der Darstellungen mittig betitelt sowie links mit der Künstlerangabe versehen: "Schwarze f. 1786" / "Schwarze in Leipzig" / Schwarz 1775". - Einzelblatt aus der Folge "Malerische Reise durch Sachsen. Reise an der Saale Erster Heft. Erste Ausgabe. Mit Eilf Aussichten" auf sechs losen Bögen, erschienen in der Breitkopfischen Buch- und Kunsthandlung, Dresden und Leipzig, 1786. - Dem Vorwort des Verlegers J.G.I. Breitkopf ist zu entnehmen, das nach Herausgabe verschiedener "Voyages pittoresques" diverser europäischer Länder "der Wunsch entstehen muss, etwas ähnliches von unsrem Vaterlande zu haben. (.) Ich hab' es daher gewagt, ein solches Werk auch von unserm Sachsenlande zu unternehmen. Da aber eigentlich keine geographische Absicht zum Grunde liegt: so hab' ich dazu nicht die Eintheilung der Kreise des Landes gewählet, sondern dem Laufe der Flüsse zu folgen für richtiger und der Kunst angemessener gehalten. Jeder Kreis für sich würde zu gleichförmige Vorstellungen, bald lauter Ebenen, bald nichts als Gebürge geliefert haben: hingegen mit dem Aufsteigen vom platten Lande zu den Quellen der Flüsse erhält man mit jedem Schritte so viele abwechselnde reizende Gegenstände, dass sowohl der Kenner, als der Liebhaber der Kunst, dabey mit mehrerm Vergnügen beschäftigt wird. (.) Leipzig zur Ostermesse. 1786." - Malerische Ansichten von Schulpforte (oben und mittig) und Schönburg (unten). Nagler 42, 43 und 44. - Blatt vollrandig und nur leicht im Randbereich beschmutzt. Verso rechts in Passepartout montiert. Wasserzeichen Lilienwappen. Sehr schöne, stimmungsvolle Darstellungen in tadellosem Zustand. Museales Sammlerstück von größter Seltenheit. Carl Benjamin Schwarz (1757 Leipzig - 1813 ebenda). Leipziger Vedutenstecher, Zeichner und Radierer. Nach einer Tischlerlehre ging er nach Paris, verdingte sich dort als Soldat und kehrte 1779 nach Leipzig zurück, wo er auf der Akademie von Adam Friedrich Oeser studierte. Er fertigte Reproduktionsstiche und Ansichten vorzüglich seiner Heimatstadt und Mitteldeutschlands. Er wirkte außerdem als Kustos der bedeutenden Winklerschen Kunstsammlung in Leipzig. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Les astuces de Paris Anecdotes parisiennes EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Londres|& se trouve a Paris: Chez Cailleau, 1775. Fine. Chez Cailleau, à Londres & se trouve a Paris 1775, 2 parties en un Vol. In 12 (9,5x17cm), vij, 174pp. ; (4) 166pp. (2), relié. - First Edition. The second part has its own page titre.Pleine sheepskin vintage tape. Smooth back adorned with chains to the canvas. Head cover torn off. 3 corners bumped. Mors rubbed. p. 67, lack marginal.Par through a pleasant and intimate narration, a provincial lands in Paris with her sister, the author exposes frauds and scams all waiting foreign and naïve Paris taxis, hotels, scroungers, Financial girls ... Curious, pleasant, and ultimately instructive: the example from the beginning of the book a taxi at the time of borrowing insane routes to save time (and money) is quite edifying. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. La seconde partie possède sa propre page de titre. Reliure en pleine basane d'époque à bandes. Dos lisse orné de fers à la toile. Coiffe de tête arrachée. 3 coins émoussés. Mors frottés. p. 67, un manque marginal. Par le biais d'une narration plaisante et intime, un provincial débarque à Paris avec sa soeur, l'auteur démasque toutes les filouteries et escroqueries qui attendent les étrangers et naïfs à Paris : taxis, hôtels, chapardeurs, financiers, filles... Curieux, plaisant, et finalement fort instructif : l'exemple dès le début du livre d'un taxi de l'époque empruntant des itinéraires insensés pour gagner du temps (et de l'argent) est assez édifiant.

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        Handwritten document signed just 12 days after he and 12 other patriots signed the Fincastle Resolutions, precursor to the Declaration of Independence

      Fincastle County, Virginia, February 1, 1775. 7.5" x 1.75". "Autograph Document Signed ""Walter Crockett,"" 1 page, 7.5"" x 1.75"". Fincastle, February 1, 1775. On laid paper. Fine condition. In full, ""Fincastle. This day Samuel Percifel brought one old wolfs Head and took the oath by law Required Certified by me this 1rst day of February 1775. Walter Crockett"" Many counties paid bounties for killing wolves which terrified settlers who feared attacks. Crockett could be a relative of Davy Crockett of Alamo fame.The Fincastle Resolutions of January 20, 1775The Fincastle Resolutions, adopted on January 20, 1775, were the first resolutions adopted by colonists which put its signers' lives on the line, concluding ""These are our real, though unpolished sentiments, of liberty and loyalty, and in them we are resolved to live and die."" The Declaration of Independence, adopted on July 4, 1776, concluded: ""we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.""Walter Crockett (1732-1811) was one of the 13 representatives elected by the freemen of Fincastle County, Virginia who, on January 20, 1775, just 12 days before he wrote and signed the document here offered, signed a resolution addressed to the four member of the Virginia delegates meeting at the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia, beginning, ""To the Honourable Peyton Randolph, Esq.: Richard Henry Bland, Benjamin Harrison, and Edmund Pendleton, Esquires, the Delegates from this colony who attended the Continental Congress held at Philadelphia. Gentlemen, Had it not been for our remote situation, and the Indian war which we were lately engaged in, to chastise those cruel and savage people for the many murders and depredations they have committed amongst us (now happily terminated, under the auspices of our present worthy Governour, his Excellency the Right Honourable the Earl of Dunmore) we should before this time have made known to you our thankfulness for the very important services you have rendered to this country, in conjunction with the worthy Delegates from the other provinces..."" Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, began his term in the Second Continental Congress on June 20, 1775, five months after the Fincastle Resolutions, but he undoubtedly was aware of the document.The Fincastle Resolutions conclude: ""But if no specific measures shall be proposed or adopted by Great Britain, and our enemies will attempt to dragoon us out of those inestimable privileges which we are entitled to as subjects, and to reduce us to a state of slavery, we declare, that we are deliberately and resolutely determined never to surrender them to any power upon earth, but at the expense of our lives. hese are our real, though unpolished sentiments, of liberty and loyalty, and in them we are resolved to live and die..."""

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        Reiter und Frau auf einem Weg, der von einem unter Bäumen verborgenen Gehöft nach vorn führt, von links über einer Anhöhe kommen dunkle Wolken.

      1775 1775 - Radierung, 1775, auf Bütten, rechts unten mit Bleistift signiert „J. Klengel". 18,6:21,7 cm. Literatur: Rümann 84, I (von II); Fröhlich G 67, aus „XII verschiedene Landschafften erfunden und radirt von Johann Christian Klengel 1775". – Auf Untersatz montiert, dort vom Vorbesitzer als „Probeabzug Handsignum" bezeichnet. – Tadelloser Abdruck mit minimalem Rändchen um die Plattenkante. Provenienz: Sammlung F. Degenhard, München, Lugt Suppl. 658a; Kölner Privatsammlung.

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        A Modern System of Natural History. Containing accurate descriptions, and faithful histories, of animals, vegetables, and minerals. Together with their properties, and various uses in medicine, mechanics, manufactures, &c

      London: F. Newberry, 1775. Twelve duodecimo volumes, with 117 engraved plates (of 118, lacking single plate); preliminaries thumbed, title of one volume perforated and another significantly browned, one leaf of text ink-stained, general foxing and offsetting; worn contemporary sheep, scuffed with split hinges; fair condition overall, as is often the case with juvenile literature of this period. A comprehensive natural history encyclopaedia for young people, based on Pennant's system of classification. Animals are arranged according to quadrupeds, fish, birds, and insects, and each of these classifications is separately indexed. Besides the more usual natural history descriptions of animals, vegetables and minerals this work is the first to describe for children Australia's most famous marsupial - the kangaroo. The entry under the Jerboa (vol. III p. 172) reads, 'Mr. Banks brought home the skin of an animal, which he calls the kanguroo [sic], which, from its general outline, and the most striking peculiarity of its figure, greatly remembers the jerboa, yet it entirely differs in size, and in many of those minute distinctions which point out the general ranks of nature. The kanguroo is often known to weigh above fifty pounds'.The kangaroo was first seen by both Banks and Cook on 24 June 1770, and the first description of it appeared in Hawkesworth's Account of the Voyages... published in 1773: 'I should have taken it for a wild dog, if instead of running, it had not leapt like a hare or a deer... Mr. Banks also had an imperfect view of this animal, and was of opinion that its species was hitherto unknown...'. During the remainder of the exploration of the east coast of Australia, Cook records that both he and Banks shot and ate kangaroo on several occasions. He records two in particular that weighed eighty pounds and fifty-four pounds, the skins of which Joseph Banks took back to England with him.Illustrations of over four hundred animals finely engraved in copper complete this charming eighteenth-century work intended solely to be used by children.

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        A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland.

      - London: Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1775. 8vo, (2), 384, (1, errata) pp. D8 and U4 are cancels. Original calf, joints cracked but holding, backstrip rubbed with loss at head and foot, title and text lightly spotted. Signature of R. Plumtre dated 1787 and modern bookplate of William Marchbank. Nevertheless, a very pleasant entirely unsophisticated copy. First Edition, first issue, with the 12-line errata. One of JohnsonÕs best known books, his account of the trip to Scotland includes much on the Ossian forgeries. The signature at the front may be that of Russell Plumtre, Òa senior fellow of QueensÕ and the universityÕs regius professor of physickÓ (DNB). Courtney & Smith p. 122; Chapman & Hazen p. 151; Rothschild 1256. [Attributes: First Edition]

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