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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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        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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        REVOLUTIONARY WAR PAY VOUCHER.

      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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        TA., Marktplatz mit dem Rathaus, "Prospect des neuen Bronen bey dem Rathaus . - Vue de la Fontaine .".

      - altkol. Kupferstich ( Guckkasten ) v. B.F. Leizel n. Rouseaux b. Acad. Imp. in Augsburg, um 1775, 25,5 x 39 Collection des Prospects.

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        Ad numismata regum veterum anecdota aut rariora accessio nova.

      Vienna Austriae, Ionnis Thomae Trattner, 1775. 7 Bl., 108 Seiten, 5 Bl., und drei gefaltete Tafeln mit Münzabbildungen [Gütl Sc. (Philippe Jacob )], 8°, Oldr. Einband etwas berieben, Rücken eingerissen, Titel mit alten hands.Notizen, leicht fingerfleckig, ansonst guter und sauberer Zustand, ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Beigebunden: Johannes Udalricus l.b.de Thauonat: Materia tentaminis publici, quod in collegio regio Theresiano S. J. ex anni hujus scholastici praelectionibus subibit (Vienna, Trattner, 1775, 24 nn.Blätter) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Der Jesuit Erasmus Froelich (1700-1758) lehrte Geschichte an der Universität von Wien und war Münzspezialist Römisch-Deutsches Reich, Kaiser, I, Numismatik

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        Traite des jardins,.

      "ou le nouveau de la quintinye. Contenant 1.la description & la culture des arbres fruitiers; 2.des plantes potageres; 3.des fleurs;4.des arbres & arbisseaux d'omement. Paris Didot jeune, 1775. 4 vols,With 11 fld.engr plts in the first voll.and 15 fld.engr plts in the 4 voll.".

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        Ansicht des Jungfernstiegs. Deckfarbenmalerei von Emanuel Grolau (1727-1802).

      Um 1775. - Ca. 23,0 x 40,0 cm. Teils etwas berieben, Farbe etwas abgeblättert, besonders im Rand, die Rückseite mit Papierresten. Im Vordergrund die Binnenalster mit Booten und Schuten, dahinter der Jungfernstieg, links die St. Nikolaikirche, rechts die St. Michaeliskirche. Diese Arbeit des von 1772 bis 1790 in Hamburg tätigen dänischen Künstlers ist - wie alle seine Arbeiten - in einem auffallenden Querformat. Besonders merkwürdig ist die Technik des Malers, der etwas zwei Drittel der Bildfläche mit Himmel bedeckt, während die eigentliche Ansicht sich auf den unteren Bildrand beschränkt. Seine Ansichten zeichnen sich weniger durch künstlerische Qualität als durch außerordentliche topographische Treue aus. Grolau bediente sich bei der Bildaufnahme geschickt der mechanischen Hilfsmittel seiner Zeit, besonders der Camera Obscura. Selten, wie alle Arbeiten Grolaus. [SW - Ansicht, Ansichten, Hamburgensien, Hamburgensie]

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        Das neue Testament unsers Herrn Jesu Christi, in die Niederlausitzische wendische Sprache übersetzt von Gottlieb Fabricio.

      Cottbus, Kühnischer Verlag, 1775. Fünfte Auflage. 8 Bl., 1060 S., 2 Bl. Brauner Original-Ganzlederband mit zwei Metallschließen, diese mit eingravierter Ornamentik,, Buchdeckel mit geprägten Umlaufleisten, blau marmorierter Buchschnitt. Mit großem Titelkupfer sowie mehreren größeren Textvignetten. Einband leicht berieben, Buchrücken mit kleiner (unauffälliger) Oberflächenreparatur. Sonst sehr gutes, augenscheinlich nur wenig benutztes Exemplar dieser überaus seltenen Bibel in wendischer Sprache; die Schließen intakt und sehr gut erhalten; Seiten sauber und fleckenfrei. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Versand D: 5,00 EUR Bibel neues testament Laustz Niederlausitz Wenden Sorben wendisch wendische Sprache Biblia Heilige Schrift Schrifft

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        A CANDID EXAMINATION OF THE MUTUAL CLAIMS OF GREAT- BRITAIN, AND THE COLONIES: WITH A PLAN OF ACCOMMODATION, ON CONSTITUTIONAL PRINCIPLES

      New York, 1775. Dbd. Small chip in upper edge of titlepage, not affecting text. Contemporary ownership signature at top of titlepage, small institutional ink stamp in lower outer corner. Very good. In a half morocco and cloth box. An important Loyalist tract from the leading Loyalist printer. It is described by Howes as "one of the most famous Tory tracts, upholding unlimited Parliamentary supremacy. In several colonies copies were officially burned." Galloway later fled America for England. This copy is one (probably the second) of two states, with errata on the verso of the titlepage.

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        Die Säugthiere (Säugethiere; Säugetiere) in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Beschreibungen, Bände I bis IV (Erster bis Vierter Theil).

      Erlangen, Wolfgang Walther, 1775 - 1792. 936 S. (durchlaufende Paginierung). Bände I bis IV (von VII Textbänden), gebunden in drei Bänden. Braune Original-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel auf braunem und rotem Rückenschild sowie goldgeprägten Ornamentbändern; Buchdeckel in mehrfarbiger Marmorierung und mit Lederecken. Gliederung: Erster Theil: Der Mensch. Der Affe. Der Maki. Die Fledermaus. Zweeter Theil: Das Faulthier. Der Ameisenfresser. Das Schuppenthier. Das Gürtelthier. Das Nashorn. Der Elefant. Das Wallroß. Dritter Theil: Der Robbe. Der Hund. Die Kaze. Das Stinkthier. Der Otter. Der Marder. Der Bär. Das Beutelthier. Der Maulwurf. Die Spizmaus. Der Igel. Vierter Theil: Das Stachelthier. Die Savie. Der Biber. Die Maus. Das Murmelthier. Das Eichhorn. Der Schläfer. Der Springer. Der Hase. Der Klippschliefer. Hauptwerk des Mediziners und Naturforschers Johann Christian von Schreber (1739 - 1810). Schreber studierte Medizin, Naturwissenschaften und Theologie in Halle und Uppsala; hier hörte er die Vorlesungen des schwedischen Naturforschers Carl von Linné, dessen gesamtes Werk er später ins Deutsche übersetzte. Schreber folgte 1770 einem Ruf der Universität Erlangen als Professor der Medizin, Naturwissenschaften und Theologie und übernahm zugleich die Leitung des Botanischen Gartens der Universität. 1791 kehrte er als neu ernannter Präsident der Leopoldina nach Halle zurück. Schreber trat unter anderem durch ein mehrbändiges Werk über die \"Beschreibung der Gräser\" hervor. Sein Werk \"Die Säugetiere\" kann vor Brehm als eine der ersten systematischen Abhandlungen zu diesem Thema gelten. Kapital des Bandes 1.2 mit kleiner Fehlstelle. Die Bände sonst in gutem Zustand, allenfalls leicht berieben. Seiten des Bandes 1.2. partiell leicht fleckig, Seiten sonst sauber und nahezu fleckenfrei. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Versand D: 5,00 EUR Tiere Tierleben Säugetiere

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        African American Revolutionary War Documents, Including Caesar Ferrit, Said to Have Fought at Lexington

      Natick, Mass. 1775 - Archive. Six Manuscript Documents, Natick, Mass., May 15, 1775. One document (.16) is signed by the town selectmen, listing the disposition and values of eleven guns, 6 1/4 x 7 1/2 in.; and five smaller corresponding receipts (.17-.21) signed by the recipients. 6 pp. total. Weapon receipts, bearing signatures of two African American patriots, remarkably early in the Revolution. INVENTORY.16 Manuscript Document Signed by Selectmen Elijah Goodenow, Oliver Bacon, and Timothy Smith, Natick, May 15, 1775. Lists 11 troops, at least 6 of whom were African or Native American.Partial Transcript"The Province of Massachusetts to the District of Natick, Debtor[,] To Eleven Guns Delivered to the Soldiers that were Inlisted into the Service from Natick"Listed under Capt. Morse are: Elijah Emes Cesar Ferit [see Quintal, Patriots of Color] Paul Thomas [Native American]Listed under "Leut Perry under Capt Millions of hopkenton," are: Plato Labord [see Quintal, Patriots of Color] James Antony [see Quintal, Patriots of Color] John Mcgrah Benjamin Budger Cato Fare [see Quintal, Patriots of Color] Isaac Dunton Thomas Madority [see Quintal, Patriots of Color] William DyerEach of the eleven named soldiers are shown as owing varying amounts of money to other Natick citizens, possibly as a deposit or security on the arms.The following five individual, corresponding receipts have survived with the above document, and bear the signatures of 2 of these minority soldiers. They follow the general wording of: "Natick May 15: 1775 Received of the Select men of Natick for the use of the Massachusetts Service one Gun Prized at Sixteen Shillings." .17 Manuscript Document Signed by William Dyer, Natick, May 15, 1775.18 Manuscript Document Signed by James Antony, with his mark, Natick, May 15, 1775.19 Manuscript Document Signed by John McGrah, Natick, May 15, 1775.20 Manuscript Document Signed by Isaac Dunzen/Dunton, Natick, May 15, 1775.21 Manuscript Document Signed by Thomas McMadorothy [sic], with his mark, Natick, May 15, 1775.Historical BackgroundCaesar Ferrit (ca. 1718 - 1799). A "mulatto" and the oldest of just 21 African American and Native American soldiers sourced by Quintal as having fought at Battle Road on April 19, 1775. Two of his sons, John and Thomas were also among that figure. According to Biglow's 1830 History of the Town of Natick:Caesar Ferrit and his son John arrived at a house near Lexington meeting house, but a short time before the British soldiers reached that place, on their retreat from Concord. These two discharged their muskets upon the regulars from the entry, and secreted themselves under the cellar stairs, till the enemy had passed by, though a considerable number of them entered the house and made diligent search for their annoyers.According to several modern online sources, Ceasar and John Ferrit also fought at Concord's North Bridge along with Peter Salem. While we know that the Ferrits (with two of the selectmen signatories, Oliver Bacon, and Timothy Smith) marched on April 19 in Captain Joseph Morse's company, Colonel Samuel Bullard's regiment [Thomas Ferrit marched in a Dedham company], primary records regarding Morse's company's specific actions seem to be lacking, and Quintal (2004) concluded that their Battle Road service was "probable."On April 24, 1775 Caesar Ferrit enlisted in the eight month's service in Morse's company in Colonel John Paterson's regiment. In December 1776 he joined Captain Sabin Mann's company of Medfield militia "to reinforce the Continental Army at New York," and in 1781 enlisted in an expedition to Rhode Island.Samuel Adams Drake in his History of Middlesex County.Vol. II (1880) wrote:The negroes of Natick joined in the patriotic struggle. Out of an hundred and twenty who enlisted, some twenty had been slaves. Caesar Ferrit and his son John were in the ranks nearly all the war, beginning at Lexington. Caesar came from the West Indies, and used to say tha. (See website for full description)

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        De Regio Patronatu Indiarum, Quaestiones Aliquae Desumptae et.

      1775 - Supports the Supremacy of the Crown Over the Church in Spain's American Colonies Frasso, Pedro [1630-1691]. De Regio Patronatu Indiarum. Quaestiones Aliquae Desumptae et Disputatae, In Alia Quinquaginta Capita Partitae. Madrid: Ex Typographia Blasii Roman, 1775. Two volumes. [iv], 328, XC; [iv], CXIV, 383 pp. Main text in parallel columns. Folio (Volume I: 13-1/2" x 9"; Volume II: 13-1/4" x 9"). Contemporary limp vellum, early hand-lettered titles to spine, ties lacking from Volume II, which had renewed endleaves. Moderate rubbing and light soiling, a few minor chips to spines, corners bumped, wear to corners of Volume I, vellum just beginning to crack though its rear pastedown. Light toning to text, worming to a few sections of Volume II, mostly to margins and with negligible loss to text, light foxing to a few leaves in each volume, internally clean. Ex-library. Bookplates to front pastedowns. A handsome copy. * Second and final edition. Frasso, a Peruvian jurist of the Regalist school, presents an important legal analysis that supports the crown's power over the church in Spain's American colonies. The treatment of indigenous peoples was the source of tension between the Church and Crown. Both parties pursued colonial goals, but the Church was concerned about welfare of native people and attempted to ameliorate the effects of their exploitation by the Spanish government. The first edition was published in 1677-1679. Both editions are rare in the trade. OCLC locates 3 copies of the second edition in North American law libraries (Columbia, Harvard, UT-Austin). Medina, Biblioteca Hispano-Americana 4711. Palau, Manual del Librero Hispano-Americano 94685. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        "His Excellency Elbridge Gerry, L.L.D., Governour of Massachusetts."

      This fine mezzotint, measuring 10 x 14 inches, was engraved by John Rubens Smith (1775-1849) after original artwork by John Vanderlyn (1775-1852), which is on display at the Fogg Museum at Harvard. This wonderfully expressive print was published in Boston on July 4, 1811, as much to celebrate GerryÂ’s first term as governor as the anniversary of American Independence. Gerry, of course, was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the inventor of gerrymandering, the unnatural re-districting technique that bore his name. Ironically, public reaction against it caused him to lose the race for Governor in Massachusetts in 1812. Stauffer, “American Engravers...” 2921. In antique frame under glass.

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        Die Gegend des nachmaligen Neuen Jungfernstiegs, gesehen von Schöndahls Kattunfabrik auf dem Holzdamm. Deckfarbenmalerei von Emanuel Grolau (1727-1802).

      Um 1775. - Ca.23,0 x 51,0 cm. Im Vordergrund die Binnenalster mit Booten und Schuten, dahinter - von links - Häuser am Gänsemarkt und an der Dammtorstraße, das 1765 erbaute Komödienhaus mit dem langen Dach, die Kalköfen und der Kalkgraben ( jetzt Große Theaterstraße ), anschließend Garten und Wohnhaus des Schauspieldirektors Schröder und Eberbachs Garten, rechts der Dammtorwall mit seinen, die Häuser überragenden Baumreihen. Diese Arbeit des von 1772 bis 1790 in Hamburg tätigen dänischen Künstlers ist - wie alle seine Arbeiten - in einem auffallenden Querformat. Besonders merkwürdig ist die Technik des Malers, der etwas zwei Drittel der Bildfläche mit Himmel bedeckt, während die eigentliche Ansicht sich auf den unteren Bildrand beschränkt. Seine Ansichten zeichnen sich weniger durch künstlerische Qualität als durch außerordentliche topographische Treue aus. Grolau bediente sich bei der Bildaufnahme geschickt der mechanischen Hilfsmittel seiner Zeit, besonders der Camera Obscura. Selten, wie alle Arbeiten Grolaus. Nebenstehende Abbildung zeigt nur einen Ausschnitt. [SW - Ansicht, Ansichten, Hamburgensien, Hamburgensie]

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        Systeme de la Nature ou Des loix du monde Physique & du monde Moral - in zwei Bänden - Nouvelle edition.

      Londres, 1775. 2. Aufl. 400, 448 Seiten, 8°, Oldr.mit feiner Goldprägung am Rücken Einband etwas berieben, Rücken mit kl. Fehlstellen (Wurm), leicht altersfleckig, ansonst guter und sauberer Zustand, Holzm.---------------------------------------------------------- B. Pseud. 183, DBE V, 143, Weller, Druckorte II, 187 Paul Heinrich Dietrich (richtig: Thiry) Holbach (1723 - 1789) deutscher Philosoph. Studierte Rechts- und Naturwissenschaften in Leiden und kehrte 1748 nach Paris zurück. In seinem Pariser Salon verkehrte die europäische Geisteswelt, darunter Rousseau, Helvetius, David Hume, Garrick, Melchior Grimm und vor allem Diderot, dessen Encyclopedie er mitfinanzierte und für die er über 400 Artikel verfaßte. Seit 1760 befaßte ersich hauptsächlich mit Religionskritik und entwickelte in seinem unter Pseudonym und fingiertem Druckort erschienenen Haupzwerk \"Systeme de la nature\" (2 Bde 1770, dt. 1783) seine Vorstellungen einer idealen Gesellschaft. Das Werk wurde von den Behörden öffentlich verbrannt und stieß auf die Kritik u.a. Voltaires, Friedrich II. und Goethes Biologie, Botanik, Tiere

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        Flusslandschaft in der Umgebung von Frankfurt.

      - Bleistift, mit schwarzer Tuschlinie umrandet, auf Bütten, links unten signiert und datiert „J.C. Zehender inv. et fecit 1775." 13,3:19,4 cm. Verso mit Resten einer alten Verklebung. Der gebürtige Schweizer Zeichner, Maler und Radierer Johann Caspar Zehender war um etwa 1770-1799 in Frankfurt am Main tätig. Einer seiner Hauptauftraggeber in den Jahren 1770-1784 war der Frankfurter Kunstsammler und Mäzen J.Chr. Gerning, in dessen Auftrag er jahrelang die Rhein-Main-Gegend bereiste und zahlreiche Vorzeichnungen anfertigte, die für ein mehrbändiges Ansichtenwerk mit Kupferstichen gedacht waren. 32 Zeichnungen unter dem Titel „Nach der Natur abgezeichnete Aussichten der churfürstlichen Residenz Stadt Maynz und ihrer Gegend gesammelt von Johann Christian Gerning in Franckfurth am Mayn 1772" sowie „Die angenehme Lage der Stadt Frankfurt am Mayn, vorgestellet in vielen Handzeichnungen dieser Stadt und Gegend, gesammlet von Johann Christian Gerning daselbst in den Jahren 1771, 1772 und 1773" zeugen von diesen Reisen. Zehender schuf zahlreiche Zeichnungen in Sepia, Tusche, Rötel, Bleistift und Aquarell mit Ansichten von Frankfurt und seinen Vororten, auch von Hanau und Mainz, häufig mit dem Main, die – heute zudem wichtige topographische Zeugnisse – sich zu Lebzeiten des Künstlers beim heimischen Publikum nicht geringer Beliebtheit erfreuten. Da sich seine Arbeiten hauptsächlich in Frankfurt im Städel und Historischen Museum befinden, sind sie heute selten auf dem Kunstmarkt anzutreffen.

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        Pauli Gottlieb Werlhofoii. M.D. Regis Magnae Britanniae in Aula Hannoverana olim Consiliarii et archiatri, academiae naturae curiosorum, societatis regia scientiarum Londinensis, Goettingensis, Teutonicae Goettingensis, Lipsiensis......Opera Medica. Collegit et auxit J.E. Wichmann

      Hannoverae. Impensis Fratrum Helwingiorum.1775. Pars I-III. 21 x 17,5 cm. XVII, 830 S. Privater Marm. Pappeinband mit Rsch. u. marm. Buchschnitt. Wenig fleckig, teils leicht berieb. Ecken wenig bestoß. Postum erschienene Werkausgabe der medizinischen Schriften von Paul Gottlieb Werlhof mit einem Vorwort, welches \" In Memoriam \" ein Nachruf für Werlhof ist und durch dessen Freund und Kollegen Johann Ernst Wichmann verfasst wurde. Gewidmet ist die Werkausgabe dem Hofmediziner Großbritanniens John Pringle. Einzelne Abhandlungen zu medizinischen Themen reihen sich in drei Teilen einander. - In Pars I sind enthalten: Medizingeschichte. Werlhof geht ins antike Griechenland und Rom. Als Arzt, der im Feld tätig war, interessieren ihn die chirurgischen Methoden der Altern. Er berücksichtigt Abhandlungen namhafter griechischer und römischer Mediziner und setzt sich anschließend kritisch mit dem Gebrauch der gängigen Methoden auseinander. Werlhof schildert hier anhand eigener Beobachtungen den Krankheitsverlauf von diversen Fiebern. Er geht auf die Symptome, die Erscheinungsformen ebenso ein wie auf Reaktionen des Körpers auf entsprechende Heilungsmethoden und die Heilungsmethoden als solche./ In Pars II sind enthalten: Eine Abhandlung zur Diagnostik und Methoden, die zur Diagnosefindung dienen. Auch hier ist das Fieber wieder eines der Grundsymptome, auf die Werlhof ausführlich eingeht. Er betont die Verschiedenartigkeit des Fiebers. Zweite Abhandlung der Medizinischen Behutsamkeiten oder Erläuertungen über das bestimmende Fieber, Lob und Kritik der Chinarinde, diese Beobachtungen über die Fieber sind gegen Kritiker der Verteidigung über das verdächtige Lobe des falschen Fiebers veranschaulicht und verteidigt worden. Hier setzt sich Werlhof nicht nur mit dem Fieber und dessen durchaus positive Wirkung auseinander, sondern geht auch auf Mediziner und deren Werke ein, die sich mit ähnlichen Themen auseinandergesetzt haben und eigene Theorien und Therapien entwickelt haben./ In Pars III sind enthalten: Zwei Beispiele der Handelnden Edinburger Mediziner über die schlimmer machenden Heilmittel aus Quecksilber und über die Gelbsucht. Hat aus einer englischen Rede Latein Paul Gottlieb Werlhof wiedergegeben. Es ist inzugekommen ein Brief an Johann Samuel, edler Herr von Berger des kaiserlichen Rats und königlichen britischen Oberarztes, über diese Gegenstände und die Heilung der Gelbsucht nach Camerarius wo zugleich der Verteidigung über den Lob des Fiebers ein nachfolgender Zusatz beigegeben wurde.; - Erstes Titelblatt und wenige Seiten stärker fleckig, wenige Seiten leicht Wasserfleckig, sonst stellenweise leicht braunfleckig. Lateinische Sprache. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Fieber; Krankheiten; Medizingeschichte, Alte Drucke; Lateinische Sprache; Werkausgaben

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        Anatomici summi septemdecim Tabulae quas nunc primum edit atque explicat iisque alias addit de Structura Mammarum et de Tunica Testis Vaginali Michael Girardi. (Herausgegeben und mit Tafel-Erklärungen von Michael Girardi).

      Parma, (Giambattista Bodoni für) Ex Regia Typographia, 1775. 1.Ausgabe. Frontispice-Porträt,Titelbl. mit Vignette,4 unnum.S.Dedikation,2 unnum.S.Tafel-Einführungen,XXXV,217 S. Mit 42 Tafeln ((davon 21 Tafeln in Umriss-Kupfer-Radierungen, 17 Kupfertafeln von Santorini, 2 Kupfertafeln von Girardi (wovon 1 in Faksimile) und 2 Kupfertafeln von Giovanni Battista Covoli)). 33 x 25 cm. Repräsentativer, privater Halbledereinband, 19.Jahrhundert. Mit reicher Rückengoldprägung. Garrison-Morton 399.1; Choulant/Frank 262-64; Heirs of Hippocrates 788 // Santorini war ein venetianischer Arzt, der viele anatomische Strukturen eingehend beschrieb, wovon einige heute noch seine Namen tragen, z.B. Santorinischer Gang (Bauchspeicheldrüsengang, Ductus pancreaticus accessorius) // Breitrandiges Exemplar /// Erste 2 Tafeln am Rande wenig gedunkelt. Kopie der fehlenden Tafel (G.Tab I) auf Papier aus der Zeit vom Expl. der Universitätsbibliothek Basel, fachmännisch eingebunden. Anatomie, Medizingeschichte, Medizin 18.Jh., Officina Bodoniana, Pressendrucke

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        DESCRIPTION DES ROYAULMES D’ANGLETERRE ET D’ESCOSSE. Composè par Estienne Perlin Par. 1558. Histoire de l’Entree de la Reine Mere dans la Grande Bretagne Par P. de la Serre Par. 1639. Illustrated with Cuts and English Notes.

      London Re-printed by W Bowyer and J. Nichols: For T. Payne and W. Brown 1775. . Re-Issue. 2 works in 1 vol. as issued. 4to. [ii] + xxiii + 42pp. + [ii] + xii + pp.(3-58). 2 copper plates, large folding panoramic copper plate signed by Basire. Light browning, original frayed wrapps bound in, rebound in C20th pigskin backed marbled boards, gilt ruling and gilt motifs with gilt lettered title label to spine, sl. rubbed. Scarce.The Basire engraving entitled ?'Entree royalle de la reyne mere du roy tres chrestien dans la ville de londres?' View of the Procession of the Queen Mother Marie de' Medici in 1638, along Cheapside, showing the houses on the north side of the street, the Cross to the right; a tavern in right foreground, people lining streets to watch. The British Museum has a copy of the original engraving, 1639, listing it under anonymous. English introduction and extensive footnotes, French text. ESTC T32337; ?'Text in French with an introduction in English. Maslen and Lancaster. Bowyer ledgers, 5065?' Referenced pp.204-5 Literary Anecdotes of the Eighteenth Century; comprizing biographical memoirs of William Bowyer by John Nichols; Catalogues of Items for Sale by Auction by Mr. Evans, 1810-1840 688; Librorum impressorum qui in museo Britannico adservantur Catalogues, Volume 5; pp.332 Specimens of early English metrical romances ... By George Ellis; 2627 A catalogue of a valuable collection of books; containing the libraries of R. Clerk, R. Morland [&c.].Thomas Payne; 1227 A Catalogue of the Curious and Extensive Library By John North; pp.747d Bibliotheca Britannica; Or, A General Index to British and Foreign ..., Volume 2 By Robert Watt; Additional postage may be necessary US$908

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        AMERICAN HUSBANDRY CONTAINING AN ACCOUNT OF THE SOIL, CLIMATE, PRODUCTION AND AGRICULTURE, OF THE BRITISH COLONIES IN NORTH-AMERICA AND THE WEST-INDIES; WITH OBSERVATIONS ON THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF SETTLING IN THEM, COMPARED WITH GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND By an American

      London, 1775. Original drab boards and paper spines, text untrimmed. Some chipping and wear to spines, boards lightly soiled. Leather book label on front cover of first volume, armorial bookplate on front pastedown of second volume. Minor scattered foxing, but generally quite clean internally. Very good. In chemises and a cloth slipcase, gilt leather labels. This interesting work is sometimes attributed to Arthur Young, an important writer of agricultural books, and the style and subject matter coincide with another work by him about America. Young was not very familiar with American conditions and tended to rely on secondary material. The book includes discussions of agriculture in Georgia, the Carolinas, Virginia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New England, Louisiana, Illinois, and Ohio. Tobacco growing is discussed, as is corn, buckwheat, rice, indigo, hemp, silk, and other products. The section on Louisiana is relatively favorable, with descriptions borrowed from Le Page du Pratz. Includes an extensive section on Florida (second volume, pp.42-61), describing it variously as "wretched," "to be condemned," "barren," "sandy," etc. On the whole the work tends to discourage emigration to America, pointing out all the deficiencies of American farming, disadvantages to the potential emigrant, etc. The author is most positive about the West Indies, however, describing the Bahamas, Barbados, and other islands in glowing terms. "A survey of agricultural possibilities, achievements and methods, with extensive observations on deficiencies in the management of American agriculture" - Bell. Scarce.

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        JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONGRESS, HELD AT PHILADELPHIA, MAY 10, 1775

      Philadelphia, Printed: New-York, Re-printed, 1775. Antique-style three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, raised bands, gilt leather label. Contemporary ownership signatures of John Hotchkiss on titlepage and of Samuel Nott on verso of titlepage. Titlepage with loss to outer corners, but with no loss of text. Light, scattered foxing. Final text leaf with paper loss in lower inner corner, affecting a few words of text. Very good. The journals of the second Continental Congress, covering its activities from convening on May 10, 1775 through adjournment on Sept. 5, 1775. The activities of that 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. This New York edition is especially rare, located by NAIP in only five copies.

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

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

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        Premiere Centurie de Planches Enluminées et non Enluminées

      1775-81. first edition. Considered to be the Principal Work of Pierre Joseph Buc'hozTwo Hundred Magnificent Hand-Colored Engraved PlatesA Large-Paper Copy in a Contemporary Binding and With the Plates in Two States BUC'HOZ, Pierre Joseph. Premiere [-Seconde] Centurie de Planches Enluminées et Non Enluminées Representant au Naturel, Ce qui se trouve de plus Interessant et de plus Curieux parmi les Animaux, les Vegetaux et les Mineraux. Por servir d'intelligence a l'histoire Generale des trois Regnes de la Nature. Paris: Lacombe (parts 1-4); Amsterdam: Marc Michel Rey (parts 5-16), Paris: Chez L'Auteur (parts 17-20), [1775]-1781. First edition with the plates in two states. Two large folio volumes (18 5/16 x 12 1/2 inches; 465 x 318 mm.). Twenty engraved titles printed in red, yellow, blue or black, and twenty engraved lists of the plates. Two hundred zoological, botanical and mineralogical plates, each in hand-colored and plain states, for a total of 400 plates divided into twenty decades.Contemporary full red morocco, covers ruled in gilt, spines with five raised bands, decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments, olive green and dark green leather labels lettered in gilt, gilt board edges and turn-ins, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Joints expertly and almost invisibly repaired. Some marginal worming of the plates in volume one, otherwise a very fine example of this beautiful work in a fine contemporary binding.The curiosities of the three kingdoms, animal, vegetable and mineral, are represented by the two hundred hand colored plates which consist of eighty zoological (including twenty-six birds), sixty botanical and sixty of fossils.Considered the principal work of the Buc'hoz, the magnificent plates were designed and engraved by the leading artists and engravers of the 18th century. They include Jean Baptise Desmoulins, Jac de Favanne, and Guil. De Favanne; Claude Mathieu Fessard, who engraved the plates for many books of Buchoz, C. Baquoy, Dupin fils, J. Mesnil, I. Robert, F. Lucas, Jac. Julliet. Of special interest are the drawings of Chinese plants executed by native artists. Many of these plants are signed "Peint a la Chine", and much of Buchoz's other work also has a distinctly oriental flavor. Pierre Joseph Buc'hoz (1731-1807) who was born in Metz, was appointed physician in ordinary to Stanislaus, King of Poland, but his driving interest was in natural history and the publication of numerous books. His biographer in the 'Biographie Universelle' states that he published over 300 volumes, including 95 large folios, in addition to a great number of papers and dissertations. He also described many new plants which Louis XV ordered to be cultivated in the Jardin du Trianon. Nissen IVB 156; Sitwell p 82; Blunt pp.158-160; Brunet I, 1371. Graesse I, 563.

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        COMMON SENSE: IN NINE CONFERENCES, BETWEEN A BRITISH MERCHANT AND A CANDID MERCHANT OF AMERICA, IN THEIR PRIVATE CAPACITIES AS FRIENDS; TRACING THE SEVERAL CAUSES OF THE PRESENT CONTESTS BETWEEN THE MOTHER COUNTRY AND HER AMERICAN SUBJECTS

      London, 1775. 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.

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        A new system, or, an analysis of ancient mythology : wherein an attempt is made to divest tradition of fable ; and to reduce the truth to its original purity. In this work is given an history of the Babylonians, Chaldeans, Egyptians, Canaanites, Helladians, Ionians, Leleges, Dorians, Pelasgi: also of the Scythae, Indo-Scythae, Ethiopians, Phenicians. 3 Volume set.

      London : Printed for T. Payne, 1775-01-01. 2nd. Hardcover. Good. Second edition of Volumes I and II, First of Volume III. 3 Volumes. 29 plates, 3 maps (2 folding) Bound in contemoprary calf. Gilt spines. 5 raised bands. Front boards detached. Rear board of Vol. I detached. Shelfwear. Library stamps. Blind stamp to fep and title page. Marginal marks throughout, with contemporary corrections to text. Jacob Bryant, a British scholar and mythographer, has been described as "the outstanding figure among the mythagogues who flourished in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries" Like many others in his time, Bryant attempted to reconcile pagan mythology with the biblical account of history. He theorized that the original monotheism of the Old Testament had degenerated after the Flood into various forms of sun worship, from which all the other pagan gods and heroes descended, with Greek mythology arising via the Egyptians. Bryant argued that the descendants of Ham had been the most energetic, but also the most rebellious peoples of the world and had given rise to the great ancient and classical civilisations. He called these people Amonians, because he believed that the Egyptian god Amon was a deified form of Ham. He argued that Ham had been identified with the sun, and that much of pagan European religion derived from Amonian sun worship. This work is believed to be, by modern scholars, one of the first works engraved by Willaim Blake, through his apprenticeship to James Basire, engraver, though it is hard to tell which plates he engraved as all engravings were usually signed by the master. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.

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        GAINE'S UNIVERSAL REGISTER, OR AMERICAN AND BRITISH KALENDAR, FOR THE YEAR 1776

      New York, 1775. 18mo. Original calf. Spine perished but held by cords. Worm hole in front board through to front endpapers, not affecting text or map. Internally very clean and very good. In a half morocco box. Apparently the second annual edition of this popular almanac, first published for 1775. Gaine published it with blank pages interleaved at the beginning. The present copy contains contemporary notes, apparently kept by a customs officer, and is filled with notations regarding counterfeit currency, its place of origin and identifying characteristics, and the contents of various shipping trunks. Gaine continued publication of the ...UNIVERSAL REGISTER... into the 1790s. It is filled with useful information, including population estimates for the American colonies, comparisons of various coins and monies, and lists of civic, military, and religious officers. The accomplished folding map shows the "Plan of the City of New York," with a street grid of the tip of Manhattan Island and farmland, the "Road to Boston" leading north, and the tip of Brooklyn at the bottom. The scale is one mile per three inches. OCLC locates only seven copies. A unique copy of a scarce title.

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        Carte de la Géorgie et Des Pays Situés Entre La Mer Noire Et La Mer Caspienne . - Á Venise Par P. Santini 1775.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Paolo Santini aus Atlas Universel . b. Paolo Santini in Venedig, dat. 1775, 48 x 65,5 Zeigt den Kaukasus mit Georgien, Armenien, Dagestan, Aserbaidshan und die nordöstliche Türkei mit den angrenzenden Staaten; am linken Kartenrand das Schwarze Meer; am rechten Kartenrand das Kaspische Meer. - Oben rechts Titelkartusche mit Autoren- und Verlegeradresse sowie Datierung in 14 Zeilen. - Oben rechts 3 verschiedene Meilenzeiger. Striking, large-scale map of the area between the Black and Caspian Seas displays political divisions and delicately engraved topography. - It is based on a 1766 map by Joseph Nicholas Delisle, as credited in the ornate cartouche. - There are two gold mines noted just south of Trabzon (Trapizoni). (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        A small archive of material relating to the prominent baritone and singing teacher Manuel Garcia. Includes 11 autograph letters in Garcia's hand, ephemera relative to his 100th birthday celebration at the Hotel Cecil in London, and autograph letters of Joaquina Garcia (Manual I's second wife), Eugénie Garcie née Mayer (wife and pupil of Manuel II), etc.

      - Manuel Patricio Garcia was the son of the composer and singing teacher Manuel Garcia (1775-1832). Garcia "studied singing with his father and harmony with Zingarelli at Naples in 1814; later he continued with his father in Paris, where he also studied harmony with Fétis. His Mémoire sur la voix humaine, presented to the Académie des Sciences (Paris, 1841), was the foundation of all subsequent investigations into the voice, and his invention of the laryngoscope (1855) brought him world fame. His Traité complet de l’art du chant (1840–47) remained a standard work for many years. He was a professor at the Paris Conservatoire (1847–50), and at the RAM, London (1848–95); he spent the latter half of his life in England. His school of singing, a perfection of his father’s methods, produced remarkable results. His pupils included Jenny Lind, Hans Hermann Nissen, Erminia Frezzolini, Julius Stockhausen, Mathilde Marchesi, Charles Bataille and Charles Santley." Beatrix Borchard in Grove onlineGarcia's first wife was Eugénie Mayer (1815-1880), an operatic soprano (active 1836–58) and singing teacher. AUTOGRAPH LETTERS OF MANUEL GARCIA II- 1 p. Octavo. To Auber, "Directeur du Conservatoire Royal de Musique, Paris." On personal letterhead with embossed initials "EG" (Eugenie Garcia) to upper left corner. Written from 6 rue Chabanais, with date of 1843 added in another hand. With integral address leaf. Garcia apologizes for his absence from Paris, etc. - 2 pp. Octavo. Dated [London,] January 4, 1851. To the English pianist and conductor [Charles] Hallé. In French (with translation). Hallé's protegée, a certain Miss Dawson, who "has the gift of a lovely voice," has delivered what was presumably a letter of introduction from Hallé. Garcia asks if he may place his own pupil, Mathilde Graumann, in Hallé's care. "Permit me to make a request of you: knowing the powerful influence you have in the musical world in Manchester, I ask you to be so kind as to take under your protection one of my good pupils, Miss Mathilde Graumann. This young person, blessed with a remarkable talent and a distinguished appearance, has just had a great success in Leipzig and would very much like to be heard in concerts that you conduct." Creasing and short tears at folds; small tear to lower edge; minor foxing, soiling, and wear; pencil annotation to upper blank margin of recto.Garcia's "Mémoire sur la voix humaine, presented to the Académie des Sciences (Paris, 1841), was the foundation of all subsequent investigations into the voice, and his invention of the laryngoscope (1855) brought him world fame. His Traité complet de l’art du chant (1840–47) remained a standard work for many years. He was a professor at the Paris Conservatoire (1847–50), and at the RAM, London (1848–95); he spent the latter half of his life in England. His pupils included Jenny Lind, Hans Hermann Nissen, Erminia Frezzolini, Julius Stockhausen, Mathilde Marchesi, Charles Bataille and Charles Santley. " James Radomski and April Fitzlyon in Grove Music Online.Soon after their inception in 1858, "the Hallé Concerts became Manchester's leading musical event; Hallé conducted them, often also appearing as piano soloist, for the remaining 37 years of his life. His programmes were adventurous and he engaged leading soloists of the day." Michael Kennedy in Grove Music Online.Mathilde Graumann married the Italian baritone and singing teacher Salvatore Marchesi in 1852, the year of her single stage appearance, as Rosina, at Bremen. "In 1854 she began to teach, in Vienna, Paris, Cologne and again Vienna. In 1881 she founded her own school of singing in Paris, where her pupils included Emma Calvé, Gabrielle Krauss, Nellie Melba, Sibyl Sanderson, Emma Eames, Katharina Klafsky, Selma Kurz, and her daughter Blanche Marchesi. She retired in 1908. She published numerous sets of vocal exercises, mostly under the title L’art du chant, with various opus numbers, from the 1850s onwards, and an Ecole Marchesi: méthode d [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Al Buen Genio Encomienda sus Discursos Históricos de la Muy Noble y Muy Leal Cidad de Murcia, el licenciado.

      Por Francisco Benedito, Impresor y Mercader de libs en la Platería., En Murcia. 1775 - Segunda impressión, añadida e ilustrada con algunas notas críticas. 10h. de preliminares (incl. portada grabada), 556pp., 6h., impreso a doble columna. Con portada grabado en cobre, con escudo de Murcia y retrato del autor, por Fernando Martín, 'lo gravó en la [di]cha ciud', 17 grabados en cobre con 153 escudos de armas, por Martín y Lariz, 11 de ellos coloreados en acuarela de época siguiendo las instrucciones en el texto. Plena pergamino a la romana del s.XIX, con tejuelo, cortes tintados. Salvá II 2865. Palau 47159. Los dos cita un mapa, no presente aqui, pero como, a pesar del comentario de Salvá (ver abajo), nada habla en el prólogo de un mapa, es posible que éste sólo acompañaba la tirada en gran papel ó que era opcional ó (mas probable), que en algunos ejemplares se habia añadida el mapa de Bernardo Espinal de 1778. Palau cita 157 escudos pero 153 es correcto, pues son 9 en cada una de las 17 láminas. 'Las adiciones y mejoras de esta edición [sobre la primera de 1621], consisten, según lo advierte el impresor en el prólogo, en haber añadido la noticia de algunas familias nobles establecidas en Murcia con posterioridad á la muerte del autor; en haber completado el catálogo de los obispos de Cartagena y Murcia hasta el año de la reimpresión de 1775; en describir algunos edificios y monumentos construídos después de 1621; en haber demostrado en el grabado de los escudos los colores que deben llevar, según las reglas del blasón, y haber puesto al fin un mapa del obispado y reino de Murcia ' - Salvá. Falta de un trocito del texto p.113. Muy buen ejemplar. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 4 Euros.

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        Provinzialbriefe über die Sittenlehre und Politik der Jesuiten unter dem Namen Louis de Montalte an einen Provinzial, und an die Ehrwürdigen Väter aus der Geselschaft Jesu geschrieben von Blasius Paskal. Nebst dem Leben des Hrn. Paskal, und der Geschichte dieser Provinzialbriefe. Aus dem Französischen und Lateinischen übersetzt (von F. L. Lachmann). 3 Teile in einem Band. 238; 240; 326 S., 5 Bl. Schlichter Pappbd d. Z. (berieben, Rückendeckel außen mit leichten Feuchtigkeitsspuren).

      Lemgo, Meyer, 1773-1775. - Seltene erste Ausgabe dieser frühen Übersetzung, erschienen in der berühmten Meyerschen Buchhandlung in Lemgo, die für die Veröffentlichung zahlreicher seinerzeit wegweisender Schriften bekannt ist. Die 'Provinzialbriefe' wurden als literarische Meisterwerke bewundert. "Ihre Argumentationsstrategie erreicht durch Klarheit des Begriffs und Appell an den gesunden Menschenverstand, sprachliche Präzision, stilistischen Einfallsreichtum und ironische Distanz eine Identifikation mit dem 'Provinzler', die durch die Extrembeispiele aus dem kasuistischen Repertoire (der Jesuiten) zur sachlichen Übereinstimmung führt" (KNLL XII 987 ff.). In diesen Briefen griff Pascal die Jesuiten entschieden an und gab den ersten Anstoß zu den öffentlichen Erörterungen, die schließlich zur Auflösung des Ordens führten. "Die 'Lettres' . sind das erste Musterbeispiel französischer Prosa, wie wir sie heute kennen – untadelig geschliffen in der Form, abwechslungsreich im Stil und handelnd von einem Gegenstand universeller Bedeutung. Als Äußerung einer der feinsten Intelligenzen des 17. Jahrhunderts stehen sie nur Pascals eigenen 'Pensées' nach ." (Carter-Muir). Fromm gibt eine Übersetzung von 1740 an, die Lachmann jedoch nicht gekannt hat und die wir nur einmal feststellen konnten. – Frisches, sauberes Exemplar. – Goed. IV 1, 290, 68, 4. Frommm 19677. Carter-Muir 140. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Discours sur les Monuments publics de tous les âges et de tous les peuples connus, suivi d'une Description de Monument projeté à la gloire de Louis XVI & de la France. Terminé par quelques observations sur les principaux Monumens modernes de la ville de Paris, & de plusieurs projets de décoration & d'utilité publique pour cette capitale.

      Imprimerie Royale, Paris 1775 - Un volume in-folio (37 cm x 25 cm), (7 ff-VIII-228-LXXIX-(1) pp. 1 frontispice, 2 grandes planches repliées Monument à la gloire du Roi et de la France (Esquisse au premier trait). Une fente sans manque à chacune des planches. Plein veau marbré. Dos à cinq nerfs. Caissons décorés. Tranches rouges. Un petit manque à une coiffe et à un coin. Une charnière légèrement fendue. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        POSTSCRIPT TO DUNLAP'S PENNSYLVANIA PACKET. APRIL 19, 1775

      [Philadelphia, 1775. Folio. Very minor soiling and chipping at edges. Fine. Printed in Philadelphia on the day of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, opening the American Revolution, by the man who would print the Declaration of Independence the next year. This supplement to the PACKET contains the transcript of a speech by George Johnstone (1730-87), onetime governor of British West Florida and friend of America, in the House of Commons. Johnstone's speech, delivered on the occasion of the motion declaring the colony of Massachusetts to be in rebellion, cautions Parliament not to single out the colony of Massachusetts Bay but to seek conciliatory measures. This speech, made in late January, 1775, was also published as a pamphlet in London the next month, along with two letters by "Junius." Johnstone's speech is followed by a speech made in the House of Lords by the Earl of Chatham, who presents his address "to his Majesty, and most humbly to advise, and beseech him, that in order to open a way towards a happy settlement of the dangerous troubles in America, by beginning to allay ferments and soften animosities there; and above all, for preventing in the mean time, any sudden and fatal catastrophe at Boston, now suffering under the daily irritation of an army before their eyes, and posted in their town." The speech of Chatham also saw pamphlet form in England and America, the latter in four different editions. A dramatic publication on a dramatic date.

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        JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONGRESS, HELD AT PHILADELPHIA, MAY 10, 1775

      Philadelphia, 1775. Gathered signatures, restitched. Titlepage with some paper restoration along gutter margin. Preliminary leaves a bit tanned. Occasional light foxing. Lacks the final three leaves of text, which are supplied in expert facsimile. Else quite good, untrimmed. In a half morocco and cloth box. 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 that 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. These journals, like those of the first Congress, are quite rare.

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        Schauplatz der Künste und Handwerke, oder vollständige Beschreibung derselben, verfertiget oder gebilliget von den Herren der Academie der Wissenschaften zu Paris.Schauplatz der Künste und Handwerke. Oder die vollständige Beschreibung derselben, verfertiget oder gebilliget von den Herren der Academie der Wissenschaften zu Paris. Dreizehnter Band. (Abhandlung von den Fischereyen und Geschichte der Fische, oder derer Thiere, die im Wasser leben. Dritter Abschnitt. Worinne von vielen Arten zu fischen gehandelt wird.

      Königsberg und Leipzig, Johann Jakob Kanter 1775. - 4°. 8 nn.Bll., 328 S. und zahlreiche gest. Abb. auf 15 doppelblattgrossen Tafeln. Moderner Pappbd. Wichtiges Quellenwerk zur Technikgeschichte des 18. Jahrhunderts. Band 13, Abschnitt 3 mit mehreren Abhandlungen über Fische und Fischerei in sich abgeschlossen. - Titelblatt am Oberrand etwas beschnitten und mit handschr. Besitzervermerk, insgesamt jedoch tadellos sauberes Exemplar. Lang de

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