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2018-05-25 05:50:33
Adair, James ("a trader with the Indians, and resident in their country for forty years")
London: Edward and Charles Dilly, 1775. First edition. 4to. (12), 464 pp. Folding frontispiece map; with the half-title. Howes A-38: "Best 18th-century English source on the Southern tribes, written by one who traded forty years with them." Sabin 155 (quoting Allen): "Points out various customs of the Indians, having a striking resemblance to those of the Jews; and the great object of his work appears to be, to prove that the aborigines of America are descended from that race." Clark Old South I, 28. Field 11, Graff 10. Thornton 28. Turnbull, p. 194. De Renne catalogue I, p. 208. Servies 517: "An account of the Katahba, Cheerake, Muskohge, Choktah, and Chikkasah nations." Owen, p. 732. Allen "Tennessee Rarities" 2. Some offset from map, some browning in lower margin toward the end of the text, some marginal worming toward the rear; still a very good, wide-margined copy. 20th-century brown quarter leather and marbled boards, leather spine label, marbled endpapers. (9174).
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2018-05-23 07:08:51
GOLDSMITH, OLIVER]
Dublin: Printed for the United Company of Booksellers, 1775. Originally published from 1760 to 1761 in the "Public Ledger" as a series of 123 letters purportedly from a bemused Chinese sage visiting England, "The Citizen" first brought the young Goldsmith to the attention of the reading public. Written with humor and perspicacity, the work, which first appeared in book form in 1762, is an amiable satire on English society of the 18th century, with its class-consciousness, artificiality, and preoccupation with money. Oliver Goldsmith (1730-74) was Irish born and educated at Dublin, before studying in Edinburgh and Leyden, where he seems to have been granted a medical degree. Unsuccessful as a London physician, Goldsmith turned to a life of miscellaneous writing, churning out books and essays for the publishers. He first met Dr. Johnson in 1761, and they became boon companions. Boswell describes Goldsmith as gauche, hapless, and a prattler, but clearly Johnson found the man amusing and lovable. And he was both talented and popular as a writer. His best-known works, both of them classics, are "She Stoops to Conquer" (a comedy about an awkward fellow who prefers the company of barmaids to ladies) and "The Vicar of Wakefield" (a novel with a hero as mild-mannered, garrulous, and improvident as the author himself). Dickens' novels--with their memorable characterizations, many coincidences of plot, and sympathy for the unfortunate--show the deep influence of Goldsmith. This is a work not difficult to find in one edition or another, but contemporary copies in well-preserved condit … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA) [McMinnville, OR, U.S.A.]
2018-05-20 07:19:31
LA CHAPELLE Jean-Baptiste, Abbé de
Paris, Debure Père, Chez l'Auteur, 1775. Édition originale. Un volume in-8, demi-reliure de l'époque, dos de basane fauve, pièce de titre, plats marbrés, signet. XLVIII - 328 pp - 3 ff [ Privilège du Roi ] + 2 planches dépliantes comprenant 4 gravures sur cuivre, reliées en fin de volume. L'abbé Jean Baptiste de La Chapelle (1710 ?-1792) est un mathématicien français ayant contribué à l'Encyclopédie de Diderot et d'Alembert. Dès 1765, il met au point un corselet de toile, de cuir et de liège qui permet de se déplacer en flottant à la surface de l'eau. Il invente alors le mot 'scaphandre' (du grec scaphos pour barque ou bateau, et andros, homme). Il teste son invention en public, dans la Seine. il consignera ses expériences dans cet ouvrage. . C?est le plus ancien document écrit connu témoignant de l?utilisation du mot scaphandre *//* Les toutes premières pages (Épître à M. de Sartine, premier cahier) sont légèrement et uniformément brunies, les pages du Privilège en fin d'ouvrage sont brunies ; quelques rousseurs éparses ; petites piqûres sur la marge des planches. Coiffes un peu frottées, titre effacé au dos, coins émoussés. Un assez bon exemplaire bien complet des gravures de cet assez rare édition originale. - Poids livre : 300 g [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Librairie l'Art et l'Affiche [Nice, France]
2018-05-19 06:11:14
CHALLE (Robert) ].
A La Haye, chez Jean Neaulme, 1775. 4 volumes in-12. 2ff. XI. 350pp. + 2ff. 347pp. + 2ff. 374pp. + 2ff. 366pp. Plein veau moucheté, dos lisse orné, triple filet doré encadrant les plats (reliure de l'époque). Ce roman important qui obtint lors de sa parution un vif succès et qui influença notamment Marivaux, Prévost, Diderot ou Choderlos de Laclos, constitue l'un des trésors cachés de la littérature française. Publié initialement en 1713, il connut un assez grand nombre de rééditions au 18e siècle avant de sombrer dans l'oubli. Malgré l'hommage de Champfleury, qui dès 1857 voyait en lui le véritable précurseur du roman réaliste, ce n'est que près de deux siècles plus tard, dans les années 1950, qu'il fut redécouvert par la recherche universitaire. Robert Challe (1659-1721) fut un auteur mystérieux qui publia ses œuvres sous le voile de l'anonymat et dont on ne sait pas grand-chose. Entrepreneur aventurier (et ruiné) au Canada puis voyageur aux Indes, cet homme d'action fut aussi le continuateur anonyme de Don Quichotte, auquel il ajouta le fameux sixième volume qui fut intégré aux éditions françaises à partir de 1713. On le considère aujourd'hui comme l'une des voix majeures de la littérature de son époque, et son ouvrage le roman le plus remarquable du début du 18e siècle. "A notre époque on y voit un chef d'œuvre de l'art romanesque; on l'égale, ou presque, à la 'Princesse de Clèves' et à la 'Vie de Marianne' " (Dictionnaire des Œuvres Littéraires Françaises). "Emergeant peu à peu de l'ombre, son œuvre est désormais connue dans le monde entier; elle est traduite ou en cou … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librería Comellas [Barcelona, Spain]
2018-05-18 09:14:32
PHIPPS (CONSTANTIN-JEAN).
PHIPPS (CONSTANTIN-JEAN). VOYAGE AU POLE BOREAL, FAIT EN 1773, PAR ORDRE DU ROI D’ANGLETERRE. Paris, Saillant & Nyon, Pissot, 1775. In—4 (250x210mm), XII-209pp-1ff., relié demi-veau époque, dos lisse orné, petit manque de cuir au dos, nombreux tableaux dépliants. Première édition de la traduction française, traduite par Demeunier et revue par le comte de Fleurieu, de cet ouvrage renfermant d’intéressantes observations sur le Spitzberg, en particulier sur ses productions naturelles. Elle est illustrée de 12 planches, nombreuses dépliantes gravées sur cuivre par Delagardette (cartes, plans, vues, instruments scientifiques et morceaux d’histoire naturelle). Exemplaire très frais, grandes marges. First French edition with 3 fold maps and 9 fold plates. This expedition was under taken for the purpose of discovering a to India to the science of navigation and to the knowledge of the natural productions of Spitzbergen. Half contemp. sheepskin, little leather missing in the back. Good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Im Perraud [antibes, France]
2018-05-14 13:34:58
BASAN (Pierre-François).
A Paris, Chez l'Auteur, et chez G. Desprez, 1775. in-8. 1f. de titre gravé. Frontispice. (1f.blanc). XVI. 418pp. 4 planches dont 1 dépliante. Demi-chagrin brun, dos à nerfs titré en lettres dorées (reliure vers 1870, petite éraflure à la coiffe supérieure). Edition Originale. Important catalogue de la vente aux enchères de la célèbre collection de Pierre-Jean Mariette (1694-1774) qui fut graveur, libraire et marchand d'art avant de devenir l'un des plus grands collectionneurs d'oeuvres d'art de son temps. Ce catalogue fut rédigé par François Basan (1723-1797), protégé et ami de Mariette qui fut lui-même éditeur et marchand d'estampes et qui "passait à bon droit pour être l'un des plus habiles connaisseurs de son temps" (Larousse). On y trouve décrits près de 1500 lots proposant pêle mêle des estampes, des bronzes, des tableaux, des dessins, des médailles, des antiquités chinoises, des pierres gravées, des livres, etc. D'une réalisation particulièrement soignée, l'ouvrage est illustré de quatre planches et d'un frontispice allégorique de Cochin, gravé par Choffard. Très bon exemplaire. Quérard, I, 204. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Librería Comellas [Barcelona, Spain]
2018-05-14 07:31:04
PALAIRET, Jean
Printed for the proprieter Carington Bowles No 69 in St paul's Churchyard London 1775-1780. First Edition. A fine hancoloured engraved double page folio map, the engraved surface measuring 600x490mm, full ample margins. The centre is creased due to bad folding in the original atlas. There is a short split at the foot of the centre fold, and a short closed marginal tear parallel to this just touching the engraved surface. A very scarce map showing the Revolutionary divisions of France.
Bookseller: Collectors Treasury [ZA]
2018-05-14 06:11:20
[Johnson Samuel]
for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1775. First edition. First Issue with the twelve-line errata, leaves D8 and U4 cancels, with the corrected page number on p.296 (*U4v). With the pleasing provenance of Earl Fitzwilliam, William Charles De Meuron, with his impressive engraved armorial bookplate. 8vo, 9 1/8" x 5 3/4", handsomely bound in full contemporary calf, full gilt spine with red and brown contrasting labels gilt, covers with gilt lined borders, backs with raised bands, and gilt panel designs within compartments, gilt tooled in the panels. [3], 384. A handsome copy, clean and crisp, with a bit of the expected evidence of age mellowing, the spine skillfully and sympathetically re-backed to style. A PLEASING AND HANDSOME COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. RARE IN THIS STATE. Before printing was complete, Johnson decided to change two passages, one in deference to the feelings of the Dean of Lichfield, the other simply to avoid repetition. This involved the cancellation of leaves D8 and U4. The title-page, errata-leaf, and the two cancel leaves were printed together as a half-sheet, and consequently the book has no half-title. Johnson undertook this expedition at the ripe old age of 64, but it had its origin in a book, Martin's DESCRIPTION OF THE WESTERN ISLANDS OF SCOTLAND (1703), which his father gave him in his youth. "His attention was drawn to the anecdote of the man of St. Kilda, who thought that the high church of Glasgow had been carved out of a high rock, and had remarked that there were some in that island 'much higher'. This fascinated him and remained, while l … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquarian Bookshop Buddenbrooks, Inc. [US]
2018-05-09 17:10:13
THOMAS PAINE
[THOMAS PAINE].Bound Volume. Pennsylvania Magazine; or American Monthly Museum. Volume 1. January-December 1775. Philadelphia, Pa., R. Aitken, 1775. 5 x 8¼ in.Twelve issues and one supplement, a complete run of the first year. 625, [5] pp., including title signature and the supplement, plus fifteen plates. without a leaf numbered 285-286, but the text uninterrupted and evidently complete (apparently a mis-pagination at the time of printing).Historical BackgroundThe Pennsylvania Magazine was the only magazine issued in the American colonies for most of the crucial years of 1775 and 1776 (the only other one being The Royal American Magazine, which ceased publication in March 1775). It was conceived and founded by Robert Aitken, best known for his work as a printer for the Continental Congress. Aitken hired Thomas Paine to edit the magazine, at the paltry sum of £50 a year, just a few months after the radical writer's arrival in America (in December 1774). Paine would edit the publication from February of 1775 to May of 1776. He was also a major contributor, writing Revolutionary essays, political analyses, poems and descriptions of new inventions. Paine wrote under the initials "A.B." and various other pseudonyms, and sometimes with no byline.Paine scholar William M. Van der Weyde observes that, under Paine's editorship, the magazine "was sprightly and interesting, and had, moreover, real literary merit…. [I]n his early literary work…we may clearly trace the keen mind and forceful pen which were soon to give the world some of its most distinguished w … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-05-09 17:10:12
Burgh, James
1775. London, 1774-1775. 1st ed. 3 vols. A Work That Influenced John Adams and Other American Founding Fathers [Burgh, James (1714-1775)]. Political Disquisitions: Or, An Enquiry into Public Errors, Defects, and Abuses. Illustrated By, And Established upon Facts and Remarks Extracted from a Variety of Authors, Ancient and Modern. Calculated To Draw the Timely Attention of Government and People to a Due Consideration of the Necessity, And the Means, Of Reforming Those Errors, Defects, And Abuses; Of Restoring the Constitution, And Saving the State. London: Printed for E. and C. Dilly, 1774-1775. Three volumes. xxiii, [9], 486; vii, [9], 477; [viii], 460, [42] pp. Complete set. Volume III includes two-page publisher catalogue. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5-3/4"). Recent period-style calf, blind rules to boards, raised bands and lettering pieces and gilt-stamped volume numbers to spines, endpapers renewed. Moderate toning, slightly heavier in places, occasional light foxing. A handsome set. $3,500. * First Edition. Burgh was notable reformer of "public errors, defects, and abuses." Notable for its extensive use of statistics, his Political Disquisitions offers arguments in favor of several then-radical ideas, such as free speech and universal (male) suffrage. The first two volumes of this work were published in 1774, the third in 1775. Another edition was published in Philadelphia in 1775. It was a profound influence on the American Founding Fathers, John Adams especially, who said the book "ought to be in the hands of every American who has learned to read" (cited in Wood). Jefferson ow … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. [USA]
2018-05-09 17:08:16
THOMAS PAINE
[THOMAS PAINE].Bound Volume. Pennsylvania Magazine; or American Monthly Museum. Volume 1. January-December 1775. Philadelphia, Pa., R. Aitken, 1775. 5 x 8¼ in.Twelve issues and one supplement, a complete run of the first year. 625, [5] pp., including title signature and the supplement, plus fifteen plates. without a leaf numbered 285-286, but the text uninterrupted and evidently complete (apparently a mis-pagination at the time of printing).Historical BackgroundThe Pennsylvania Magazine was the only magazine issued in the American colonies for most of the crucial years of 1775 and 1776 (the only other one being The Royal American Magazine, which ceased publication in March 1775). It was conceived and founded by Robert Aitken, best known for his work as a printer for the Continental Congress. Aitken hired Thomas Paine to edit the magazine, at the paltry sum of £50 a year, just a few months after the radical writer's arrival in America (in December 1774). Paine would edit the publication from February of 1775 to May of 1776. He was also a major contributor, writing Revolutionary essays, political analyses, poems and descriptions of new inventions. Paine wrote under the initials "A.B." and various other pseudonyms, and sometimes with no byline.Paine scholar William M. Van der Weyde observes that, under Paine's editorship, the magazine "was sprightly and interesting, and had, moreover, real literary merit…. [I]n his early literary work…we may clearly trace the keen mind and forceful pen which were soon to give the world some of its most distinguished w … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-05-09 17:08:15
Burgh, James
1775. London, 1774-1775. 1st ed. 3 vols. A Work That Influenced John Adams and Other American Founding Fathers [Burgh, James (1714-1775)]. Political Disquisitions: Or, An Enquiry into Public Errors, Defects, and Abuses. Illustrated By, And Established upon Facts and Remarks Extracted from a Variety of Authors, Ancient and Modern. Calculated To Draw the Timely Attention of Government and People to a Due Consideration of the Necessity, And the Means, Of Reforming Those Errors, Defects, And Abuses; Of Restoring the Constitution, And Saving the State. London: Printed for E. and C. Dilly, 1774-1775. Three volumes. xxiii, [9], 486; vii, [9], 477; [viii], 460, [42] pp. Complete set. Volume III includes two-page publisher catalogue. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5-3/4"). Recent period-style calf, blind rules to boards, raised bands and lettering pieces and gilt-stamped volume numbers to spines, endpapers renewed. Moderate toning, slightly heavier in places, occasional light foxing. A handsome set. $3,500. * First Edition. Burgh was notable reformer of "public errors, defects, and abuses." Notable for its extensive use of statistics, his Political Disquisitions offers arguments in favor of several then-radical ideas, such as free speech and universal (male) suffrage. The first two volumes of this work were published in 1774, the third in 1775. Another edition was published in Philadelphia in 1775. It was a profound influence on the American Founding Fathers, John Adams especially, who said the book "ought to be in the hands of every American who has learned to read" (cited in Wood). Jefferson ow … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. [USA]
2018-05-09 17:07:16
THOMAS PAINE
[THOMAS PAINE].Bound Volume. Pennsylvania Magazine; or American Monthly Museum. Volume 1. January-December 1775. Philadelphia, Pa., R. Aitken, 1775. 5 x 8¼ in.Twelve issues and one supplement, a complete run of the first year. 625, [5] pp., including title signature and the supplement, plus fifteen plates. without a leaf numbered 285-286, but the text uninterrupted and evidently complete (apparently a mis-pagination at the time of printing).Historical BackgroundThe Pennsylvania Magazine was the only magazine issued in the American colonies for most of the crucial years of 1775 and 1776 (the only other one being The Royal American Magazine, which ceased publication in March 1775). It was conceived and founded by Robert Aitken, best known for his work as a printer for the Continental Congress. Aitken hired Thomas Paine to edit the magazine, at the paltry sum of £50 a year, just a few months after the radical writer's arrival in America (in December 1774). Paine would edit the publication from February of 1775 to May of 1776. He was also a major contributor, writing Revolutionary essays, political analyses, poems and descriptions of new inventions. Paine wrote under the initials "A.B." and various other pseudonyms, and sometimes with no byline.Paine scholar William M. Van der Weyde observes that, under Paine's editorship, the magazine "was sprightly and interesting, and had, moreover, real literary merit…. [I]n his early literary work…we may clearly trace the keen mind and forceful pen which were soon to give the world some of its most distinguished w … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-05-09 17:07:15
Burgh, James
1775. London, 1774-1775. 1st ed. 3 vols. A Work That Influenced John Adams and Other American Founding Fathers [Burgh, James (1714-1775)]. Political Disquisitions: Or, An Enquiry into Public Errors, Defects, and Abuses. Illustrated By, And Established upon Facts and Remarks Extracted from a Variety of Authors, Ancient and Modern. Calculated To Draw the Timely Attention of Government and People to a Due Consideration of the Necessity, And the Means, Of Reforming Those Errors, Defects, And Abuses; Of Restoring the Constitution, And Saving the State. London: Printed for E. and C. Dilly, 1774-1775. Three volumes. xxiii, [9], 486; vii, [9], 477; [viii], 460, [42] pp. Complete set. Volume III includes two-page publisher catalogue. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5-3/4"). Recent period-style calf, blind rules to boards, raised bands and lettering pieces and gilt-stamped volume numbers to spines, endpapers renewed. Moderate toning, slightly heavier in places, occasional light foxing. A handsome set. $3,500. * First Edition. Burgh was notable reformer of "public errors, defects, and abuses." Notable for its extensive use of statistics, his Political Disquisitions offers arguments in favor of several then-radical ideas, such as free speech and universal (male) suffrage. The first two volumes of this work were published in 1774, the third in 1775. Another edition was published in Philadelphia in 1775. It was a profound influence on the American Founding Fathers, John Adams especially, who said the book "ought to be in the hands of every American who has learned to read" (cited in Wood). Jefferson ow … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. [USA]
2018-05-09 17:06:28
THOMAS PAINE
[THOMAS PAINE].Bound Volume. Pennsylvania Magazine; or American Monthly Museum. Volume 1. January-December 1775. Philadelphia, Pa., R. Aitken, 1775. 5 x 8¼ in.Twelve issues and one supplement, a complete run of the first year. 625, [5] pp., including title signature and the supplement, plus fifteen plates. without a leaf numbered 285-286, but the text uninterrupted and evidently complete (apparently a mis-pagination at the time of printing).Historical BackgroundThe Pennsylvania Magazine was the only magazine issued in the American colonies for most of the crucial years of 1775 and 1776 (the only other one being The Royal American Magazine, which ceased publication in March 1775). It was conceived and founded by Robert Aitken, best known for his work as a printer for the Continental Congress. Aitken hired Thomas Paine to edit the magazine, at the paltry sum of £50 a year, just a few months after the radical writer's arrival in America (in December 1774). Paine would edit the publication from February of 1775 to May of 1776. He was also a major contributor, writing Revolutionary essays, political analyses, poems and descriptions of new inventions. Paine wrote under the initials "A.B." and various other pseudonyms, and sometimes with no byline.Paine scholar William M. Van der Weyde observes that, under Paine's editorship, the magazine "was sprightly and interesting, and had, moreover, real literary merit…. [I]n his early literary work…we may clearly trace the keen mind and forceful pen which were soon to give the world some of its most distinguished w … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-05-09 16:07:25
Charles Cameron
London: S. Leacroft, and J. Mathews, 1775. Hardcover. Good. Folio, 58 cm. Bound in fine modern leather, with marbled boards and leather spine label. [3], iv, 65 p., 68 p. 75 engraved plates, numbered 2-75 (with 2 plates numbered 12 & 16). According to bibliographic notes other copies also have no plates numbered I, and that this plates is the verso of the letterpress. Some of the plates are folding, double page, or with mounted flaps. Scattered foxing / spotting, mostly to first 20 pages. The dedication page is tanned and has a crude margin repair. Occasional dampstaining. Institutional stamp on dedication page. (Description des bains des Romains, enrichie des plans de Palladio, first published in 1772). <br> Charles Cameron was a noted Scottish, neoclassical architect who served the court of the Empress Catherine II of Russia. Cameron did extensive study in Roman architecture, surveying the Baths of Titus and Nero's Domus Aurea in 1767- 1769. Catherine had wanted to create a second Rome as the architectural embodiment of the new power and western outlook of Russia. This book brought Cameron to Catherine's notice and allowed for the realization of Cameron's of Roman-inspired / Palladian architecture in the form of the Tsarskoye Selo and Pavlovsk palaces. <br> ESTC n32918; Harris and Savage 96; BAL, Early printed books, no. 530. <br> <br> Provenance: From the library of the American architect, George I. Lovatt. Lovatt designed numerous Roman Catholic churches in Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and other locations. Lovatt notably won the AIA's gold medal for hi … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Sequitur Books [Boonsboro, MD, U.S.A.]
2018-05-06 20:45:49
PALAIRET, Jean
Printed for the proprieter Carington Bowles No 69 in St paul's Churchyard London 1775-1780. First Edition. A fine hancoloured engraved double page folio map, the engraved surface measuring 550x500mm, full ample margins.
Bookseller: Collectors Treasury [ZA]
2018-05-05 09:16:14
Giuseppe Benvenuti
Joannis Riccomini, 1775. In-4°: pp. LXXXIV. Legatura in cartonato.
Bookseller: Libreria Antonio Pettini [Italy]
2018-05-04 01:05:21
HOLBACH (Paul Henri Dietrich, baron d')
2 vol. in-8 de XVI-397 pp. (4)-500-(3 pp. pp., demi-veau brun, dos lisse orné de filets dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin citron (reliure de l'époque). Edition augmentée par l'Auteur. L'unique supplément de texte est au tome II, pp. 455-500 ; texte du réquisitoire qui entraîna l'arrêt du 18 août 1770, qui condamne l'ouvrage à être brûlé. « D'Holbach affirme que l'Univers est fait de matière et de mouvement. C'est là la base du système tout entier. C'en est le point sensible, celui qui sera le plus combattu. L'affirmation est, en définitive, reprise partiellement à Descartes et à Newton, sans parler de Leibniz, de Toland et de Hobbes, et de bien d'autres philosophes naturalistes » (Naville). Vercruysse 1775/A5. Bon exemplaire.
Bookseller: Libraire Bonnefoi Livres Anciens [FR]
2018-05-02 01:52:28
Thomas Jefferson
The Final Act of the American Revolution’s Abortive Attempt to Bring Canada into the Revolutionary Fold In a document countersigned by James Madison, he grants 320 acres in the Canadian Refugee Tract to a man who had to abandon his property in Canada Among the first plans of the leaders of the American Revolution was the desire to make Canada the 14th colony in the rebellion against Great Britain’s authority in North America. There were elements in the Canadian situation in 1775 which, at first glance, promised success to the effort to win Canada. Many Americans were of the conviction that the French Canadians were discontented under British authority, which they had been forced to accept hardly a dozen years before. There was an influential English minority in Canada known to be hostile to the way British authority was exercised in Canada. The situation in Nova Scotia was seen as particularly volatile, as many of the settlers there were transplanted New Englanders who had arrived after 1700 to exploit the fishing and trading opportunities of the province. It is not surprising, therefore, that for years after the first attempt of 1774 to have the inhabitants of Quebec send representatives to the First Continental Congress, the efforts to win Canada for the revolutionary cause were diligently continued. Congress sent emissaries to the British minority in Canada, and agents to carry on an attempt to woo the French in Quebec. And in 1775 U.S. forces invaded Quebec for the purpose of persuading or forcing Canada to change her allegiance. The offensive campaign against C … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-04-30 12:39:29
[SWIFT, Jonathan (Dublino 1667-1745)].
Napoli, nella Stamperia Avelliniana ed a spese di G.A. Venaccia. Opera completa in 6 voll. in-8°ant. (cm.17,7x11,2); I (1775): pp.[8],151 con 1 tav. all'antip. (ritr. di L. Gulliver, firm. 'Acerra F.'); II (1775): pp.157 con 1 tav. all'antip. (firm. 'Acerra F.'); III (1777): pp.151 con 1 tav. all'antip. (firm. 'Dom. dell'Acerra F.'); IV (1776): pp.176 con 1 tav. all'antip. (firm. 'Acerra F.'); V (1776) "Il nuovo Gulliver": pp.206,[2] con 1 tav. all'antip. (firm. 'Dom. dell'Acerra F.'); VI (1776) "Il nuovo Gulliver": pp.192 con 1 tav. all'antip. (firm. 'D. Acerra F.'). 6 voll. rilegati in 3. Belle rilegature coeve in mezza pelle, tit. e fregi oro ai dorsi lisci, piatti in carta marmorizzata, tagli spruzzati (tarletti ma integre e solide). MANCANO nel tom. I le p.145 - 151. Nel tom. III a p.148 - 151 e nel tom. VI a p.188 - 192, catalogo dei libri stampati da G.A. Vinaccia (sic). Nel tom. V all'antip. è ripetuta la tav. del tom. III, raffigurante Gulliver a terra immobilizzato e "scalato" dai lillipuziani. Traduzione anonima del celeberrimo romanzo pubblicato parimenti anonimo di [Jonathan SWIFT], "Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World", by Lemuel GULLIVER, Vol. I - II, London, B. Motte, 1726. La prima traduzione italiana è: "Viaggi del capitano Lemuel Gulliver in diversi paesi lontani", Traduzione dal franzese di F. Zannino Marsecco, Tomo I - II, Venezia, G. Corona, 1729 (vd. Libreria Gozzini, cat. Dante 15/2004 n.1063 € 1800,00; Libreria Philobiblon cat. "Per correr miglior acque" 2009 n.105 p. a r.) (successiva edizione: Venezia, G. Tevernin, 1749); essa fu ritr … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Libreria Le Colonne [IT]
2018-04-29 20:51:13
Parma, ex Regio Typographeo (Bodoni), 1775. In-folio. Legatura coeva in p. pelle, grande fregio dorato impr. al centro dei piatti entro vari altri fregi impr. in oro ed a secco; qualche abrasione, angoli e dorso restaurati (con la pelle originale parzialmente sovrapposta sul nuovo dorso). Con 139 graziose illustrazioni n.t. (testatine, finalini e capilettera) dis. da Ferrari ed inc. in rame da Bossi, Cagnoni, Volpato, Ravanet ecc. (12), XLI, (3) pp., 76, (1) ff., (4), XXXV pp.; poche insignificante macchiolina, ma ottimo esemplare marginoso della prima tiratura limitata a sole 100 copie di questo splendido manuale di caratteri esotici.Un capolavoro della tipografia bodoniana, stampato per celebrare le città piemontesi e pubblicato in occasione delle nozze di Carlo Emanuele IV di Savoia con Maria Adelaide Clotilde di Borbone, sorella di Luigi XVI. L'edizione, profondamente innovatrice sul piano estetico e tipografico, è ammirevole per la bellezza delle illustrazioni eseguite dai migliori incisori dell'epoca, la finezza dei caratteri e l'armonia della composizione. Di notevole interesse anche per le 25 iscrizioni esotiche in lode degli sposi, dovute al noto orientalista Giambernardo De Rossi, che sono «la prima completa prova tipografica nella storia dei caratteri orientali di produzione europea» (Giani, Saggio, pp. 3-5). Brooks 70/b. Brunet II, 1028: «Ce volume, une des plus belles productions des presses de Bodoni...».One of Bodoni's masterpieces, noteworthy for the variety of types, several exotic. With 139 finely engr. head and tail-pieces and initials. Contemp. calf, gil … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Rappaport [IT]
2018-04-29 15:53:04
Francesco Cerlone
Per Vincenzo Flauto - Impressore di Sua Maestà; Presso Vincenzo Orsino; Nella Stamperia Avelliniana; Presso Domenico Sangiacomo; A Spese di Giacomo-Antonio Venaccia, si vendono nel Corridojo del Consiglio - Napoli, 1775. ITALIANO 3 Dieci volumi della seconda metà del '700 in 8°, stato discreto, coperta in pergamena rigida, dorso con tassello in pelle, elementi decorativi e caratteri incisi in oro, Tomo Secondo con scritta su piatto inferiore, alcuni segni del tempo, bruniture, fioritura sparsa, tagli, puntinati in celeste, appena bruniti, pagine in buono stato, alcune con becca e fori d'insetto, Tomo Primo, Secondo, Quarto, V, XIII, XV, Decimosettimo con cerniera danneggiata. Frontespizi con magnifica marca tipografica in nero, Tomo XV e Tomo Decimosesto con lettera dedicatoria. Tutti presentano segnatura dei fascicoli, richiami. Veste tipografica arricchita da eleganti testatine e cornici tipografiche in nero. Su frontespizio del Tomo XIII firma d'appartenenza, su foglio di guardia scritta in latino. Su risguardia del Tomo Quarto scritta in bella grafia, su controguardia cifra. Su controguardia del Tomo Secondo firma d'appartenenza. Su foglio di guardia del Tomo Decimosettimo altra scritta in bella grafia.Tomo Primo, Secondo, Terzo, Quarto, Quinto, Settimo, XIII, XV, Decimosesto, Decimosettimo della collana Commedie di Francesco Cerlone. USATO
Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele [IT]
2018-04-27 17:03:25
BOUGAINVILLE (Comte L.-Ant.)].
Neuchatel, 1775, demi-basane Restauration, dos ornés, coiffes inf. lég. frottées. -Qq. rousseurs, cachet de colportage dans la marge inf. de 1 f. du tome 1. 2 volumes in-12 de XXIV-187 pp. et 252-(3) pp. ; 4e édition (E.O. : 1771).O'Reilly et E. Reitman, Bibliographie de Tahiti 291 ; Réro R 2727 68 960."Rééditon intégrale de la première édition, à quoi l'on a ajouté à la fin du tome Ier, une explication des termes de marine employés dans l'ouvrage, pp. 166-167." (O'Reilly).D'après le Réro, cette édition n'a pas été publiée par la Société Typographique Neuchatelloise."La gloire de Bougainville repose sur le fait qu'il a conduit la première expédition française dans un voyage de circumnavigation et aussi sur l'invention et la révélation d'un nouveau paradis : Tahiti ou la Nouvelle Cythère. Enfin, l'exceptionnelle qualité littéraire de son récit de voyage assura son succès et sa renommée dans les salons littéraires européens. Cet esprit "éclairé" et intrépide - "l'enfant chéri des philosophes" - fut aussi l'un des français du XVIIIè siècle qui a le mieux connu le continent américain, de Montréal à Buenos Aires, de l'Acadie au détroit de Magellan." (Duviols). Le Grand livre du Pacifique de Taillemite et Dousset-Leehart résume ainsi le bilan du voyage (p.45) : "Découverte de plusieurs îles des Tuamotu (archipel Dangereux), de Tahiti (archipel Bourbon), des Samoa (archipel des Navigateurs), des Nouvelles-Hébrides (Grandes-Cyclades), des côtes de la Nouvelle-Bretagne et de la Nouvelle-Guinée." [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE PHILIPPE SERIGNAN [AVIGNON, France]
2018-04-27 06:56:16
Fabbricanti di seta
dalla Volpe. In folio, pp. XXXVI, Stemma cardinalizio inciso su rame al frontespizio, che ha il testo stampato in rosso e nero. Raffinata edizione con molte testatine, finalini e vignette incise su rame nel testo. Legatura in cartonato. Canterzani, 1775.12:"splendida impressione eseguita in bel carattere tondo, sparsa di vingette e d'iniziali in rame. Raccoglie composizioni poetiche precedute da lettera umiliata al porporato dai mercanti e fabbricatori di veli di Bologna".
Bookseller: Libreria Antonio Pettini [IT]
2018-04-23 06:29:09
ROEDERER Gio. Giorgio.
Albizziana all'Insegna del sole, 1775. in-4, pp. XVI, 307, bella leg. cart. dec. coeva con tass. in carta e tit. mss al d. Gr. vignetta in rame alla dedicat. con lo stemma araldico di Milord Nassau Clavering Baronetto di Gran Bretagna cui è dedicata l'opera. Test. e inziali xilogr. Con 15 tavv., anche ripiegate, di strumenti chirugici e posizioni fetali inc. in rame da Matteo Carboni. Prima rara traduzione italiana. Hirsch V, 56. Wellcome IV, 546. Ex libris. Perfetto esempl. [073]
Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Scriptorium [IT]
2018-04-19 05:04:59
AMERICAN REVOLUTION)
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION). Hutchin's Improved: Being an Almanack and Ephemeris . for the Year of our Lord, 1776 . By John Nathan Hutchins. New York: Hugh Gaine, [1775]. [48] p. Stitched as issued. Minor gnawing in bottom margin of first few leaves, costing several letters, else a remarkably nice, clean copy. One of the great Revolutionary War almanacs. This unusually large almanac (at 48 pages, one of the largest American almanacs up to that time) contains much practical information for the American patriot as the war spread through the colonies. Following the standard almanac fare is the full text of a law signed by John Hancock promoting the manufacture of saltpetre. Next is a several-page essay on the methods of making saltpetre, including an account by Benjamin Rush. This is followed by a page of instructions on making gunpowder. The next leaf contains a full-page woodcut "Plan of Boston," followed by a half-page key to the locations, fortifications, troop encampments, battle sites, &c. Wheat & Brun 235; Nebenzahl, Printed Battle Plans of the American Revolution, 9-9a; Reilly 1768; Evans 14125; Drake 5860; ESTC W32498, recording five copies. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Joseph J. Felcone Inc., ABAA [Princeton, NJ, U.S.A.]
2018-04-18 08:54:31
URBAN, SYLVANUS, GENT. (pseudonym of EDWARD CAVE editor and publisher).
London D. Henry. COMPLETE YEAR, JANUARY-DECEMBER 1775. 8vo, 215 x 130 mm, 8 x 5 inches, 12 issues bound together, plus the Supplement, each month with its own title page with a woodcut of St. John's Gate at the top, 5 of 7 maps, LACKING THE PLAN OF BOSTON AND THE MAP OF THE COUNTRY ROUND BOSTON, the 5 present are folding road maps of England and Wales, 7 engraved plates, 1 of which not called for in the Directions to the Binder, but mentioned in the facing text: "Dr Johnson's Introduction to a Highland Hut", printed in double columns, pages (iv) - general title page and preface, 639, (14) - index, bound in modern quarter calf, marbled sides, raised bands, blind rules and blind motif in compartments, gilt lettered red morocco label, new endpapers. Some lower margins trimmed, partial loss of bottom line on 1 column (page 18), loss of 1 line of notes (page 175), very occasional pale spot, faint blind library stamp on general title page and on edge of plates, light ink library stamp on top and bottom edges, otherwise contents clean, binding tight and firm. A very good copy, lacking 2 maps as noted. This volume contains many articles, documents and correspondence pertaining to the struggle for American Independence including in the August issue a very early English printing of America's Declaration on the Causes and Necessity of Taking up Arms - the prelude to the Declaration of Independence - and very probably the first English magazine publication of America's Olive Branch Petition. The Causes and Necessity of Taking up Arms appears in the August issue, preceding by 1 month it … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A. [Oxford, United Kingdom]
2018-04-18 06:17:47
"SADE Donatien Alphonse François, Marquis de & ANONYME"
" - s.d. (ca. 1775), 19,8x27,1cm, 9 pages sur 5 feuillets. - Manuscrit inédit rédigé d'une main inconnue, probablement celle d'un copiste du Marquis. Ratures et biffures du copiste et 7 annotations et biffures de la main du Marquis de Sade. Provenance?: archives de la famille. Très important manuscrit préparatoire au Voyage d'Italie, dans lequel le jeune Marquis de Sade, sous couvert d'une étude du système judiciaire romain, développe les grands thèmes philosophiques de ses romans à venir. Le premier feuillet du manuscrit est manquant, le Marquis ne l'a pas conservé lors des différentes étapes de l'élaboration de son texte, car le cahier a été retrouvé tel quel lors de l'ouverture en 1948 de sa malle, conservée scellée par la famille depuis sa mort en 1814. Ce précieux manuscrit inédit témoigne de la méticuleuse méthode de travail de Sade. Pour la rédaction de son Voyage d'Italie, ce dernier reçoit dans un premier temps le concours de plusieurs correspondants, principalement Mesny et Iberti, deux amis rencontrés au cours de ses voyages. Le Marquis utilise ensuite les notes très détaillées de leurs lettres, les met en ordre, puis rédige, à l'aide d'un copiste, le texte de sa future publication. Notre manuscrit correspond à cette troisième et avant-dernière phase de travail, avant la mise au propre finale du texte. Le Voyage d'Italie, vaste projet encyclopédique dans lequel le Marquis de Sade ambitionnait de peindre aussi bien les monuments architecturaux et artistiques que les us et coutumes, est un texte hybride constitué à la fois de notes de lecture, d'observations person … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Le Feu Follet [France, Paris]
2018-04-17 21:59:57
LA METTRIE (de) Julien Offray
1775. 3 tomes en 2 vol. in-12, (4)-296, (4)-273, 150 pages. Reliure veau d'ép., dos lisses richement ornés, petite usure à la coiffe de tête du 2è vol., autrement très bel exemplaire. [M.C.: Philosophie].
Bookseller: Librairie Eburnea [CI]
2018-04-17 00:36:26
Priestley, Joseph
Printed for J. Johnson, London. 1775. First edition. lxii,iv,[5]-372 pp. Tall octavo half nineteenth century calf over original or contemporary marbled boards. Morocco spine label lettered in gilt. From The Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography: ¿Hartley¿s influence is perhaps best understood through the work of later theoreticians. Joseph Priestley, for example, stressed Hartley¿s determinism but set aside his psychophysical dualism in his publication of Hartley¿s Theory of the Human Mind (1775). This reductionist version of Hartley¿s theory was then placed in the service of Priestley¿s Unitarian philosophy of nature. Erasmus Darwin used Hartley¿s mechanisms as the basis for his theory of evolution and for his system of medical classification in Zoonomia (1794-1796). In social and political theory, William Godwin¿s arguments for inevitable human progress toward perfection in Political Justice (1793) were based on extrapolations from Hartley¿s ideas. The psychological, social, and political theories of the English utilitarians¿especially James and John Stuart Mill¿were also based on Hartleian psychology and generalizations from it.¿ Light vertical mark on spine and board corners worn. Contents fresh and clean. A very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: The Literary Lion, ABAA [Thousand Oaks, CA, U.S.A.]
2018-04-16 08:25:58
BUCHAN (William) [provenance Arpad Plesch]
5 volumes de I. 68, 434, Paris, G. Desprez, 1775-1778, in-12, 5 volumes de I. 68, 434, (2)pp. - II. 84, 442 (2)pp. - III. VIII, 528pp. - IV. VIII, 430pp. ; et tome V. L, 355-717, (1bl.)pp, veau marbré de l'époque, dos lisse orné et portant des pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin vert et rouge, tranches rouges, Peu courante première édition française de cette celèbre médecine populaire. Traduit de l'anglais par J.D. Duplanil, celui-ci dédia son travail à Lieutaud alors que Buchan (1729-1805) dédiait le sien à Pringle. L'ouvrage se divise en deux parties distinctes : des causes générales des maladies (hygiène et médecine prophylactique); et des maladies (description et traitement de toutes les maladies). On peut reconnaître dans la seconde partie le plan du "Précis de la médecine-pratique" de Lieutaud. En effet, Duplanil nous dit dans l'avertissement que la "Médecine domestique est pour chaque personne, ce que le Précis de la médecine-pratique est pour chaque médecin, un tableau, un manuel, un souvenir, où l'on peut voir, d'un seul coup d'oeil, ce qu'on doit faire et pratiquer dans toutes les circonstances de la vie". Cet ouvrage est un grand classique qui fut traduit dans de nombreuses langues et souvent publié durant toute la seconde moitié du XVIIIe siècle. Sur toutes les premières gardes, un ex-libris manuscrit, daté de 1808, signé "Moreau", et sur le contre-plat du premier volume, l'ex-libris imprimé du botaniste et fervent bibliophile-collectionneur de livres botaniques et de livres curieux, Arpad Plesch. Bon exemplaire [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux [paris, France]
2018-04-14 20:20:50
Tifaut de La Nouë, Jérôme
A Londres et se trouve à Paris Chez la Veuve Barrois et Fr. Amb. Didot l'aîné 1775 xx , 361 , [1] p. gravure en frontispice, gravure face à la page 223 in-8 Plein veau de l'époque, dos lisse cloisonné et fleuronné, pièce de titre "Réflexi[ons] sur l'impôt", simple filet doré sur les coupes, tranches rouges Coiffe supérieure émoussée, un coin usé, bon exemplaire à l'intérieur en parfait état Ex-libris à la plume au titre "Collin Lefebvre" Une note manuscrite à la plume conseille de voir l'ouvrage sur l'impôt de Mirabeau père [publié en 1760] ainsi que celui sur le même sujet de Richard Des Glannières [" Plan d'imposition économique, et d'administration des finances ", Paris, chez Pierre-Guillaume Simon, 1774]par Jérôme Tifaut de La Noue ; [frontispice gravé par Pierre-François Laurent, et gravé d'après les dessins de l'auteur, et planche gravée hors-texte gravée et dessinée par l'auteur]Ined, 4326. Edition originale. Tifaut de la Noue est un adversaire des physiocrates. Il prend pour illustrer sa critique des économistes, le plan d'imposition économique de Richard Des Glannières qui avait l'avantage de réunir à peu près tous les principes qu'il combattait. Puis il expose un plan de perception basé sur le « sentiment », c'est-à-dire sur le niveau de vie et la condition sociale des individus, qui procurera le maximum de liberté aux contribuables. Il rejette l'impôt unique et l'impôt foncier ; il étend le système fiscal à différentes branches et supprime les taxes et les douanes
Bookseller: Jean-Denis Touzot Libraire [France, Paris]
2018-04-14 20:20:49
HOLLAND Baron Georges Jonathan. HELVETIUS Claude Adrien.-
Nouvelle édition Revue, corrigée & augmentée. Neuchâtel. 1775. Suivi de HELVETIUS: Le vrai sens du système de la nature. Londres. 1774. 2 parties en 1 volume pour le 1er ouvrage. In-8 (132 x 202mm) pleine basane marbrée, dos lisse entièrement orné or, pièce de titre maroquin rouge, gardes peignées, tranches marbrées, IV, 387 pages pour le 1er ouvrage et 84, (2) pages pour le second lequel ne figure pas parmi les 3 parus à la même date signalés par Tchemerzine III, 679. Rare réunion de ces 2 ouvrages concernant le système de la nature. Très bel exemplaire dans sa reliure d'époque. L'attribution du second ouvrage à Helvétius est contestée. Le livre de Holland serait, d'après Larousse XIXe, la réfutation la plus solide peut-être qu'on ait faite des doctrines du baron d'Holbach. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Librairie Les Vieux Ordinaires [TOULON, France]
2018-04-14 20:20:49
TIFAUT DE LA NOUE, J.
A Londres, Et se trouve à Paris, Chez la Veuve Barrois, & fils, Fr. Amb. Didot l'aîné, 1775. With engraved frontispiece, one engraved plate and one table. xx, 361, (1) pp. 8vo. Contemporary marbled calf, spine gilt with raised bands, label with gilt lettering, red edges, corners a bit bumped, a bit rubbed. Kress S.4837; Goldsmiths 11340; Higgs 6419; Einaudi 5625; INED 4326; Conlon 75:1690; Leblanc 143; not in Mattioli. Rare first edition. The author is severely critical about one of the central issues of the Economistes: their idea of reducing all taxes to one single tax. He reviews Des Galannières' Plan d'Imposition, which reasons along those lines, and takes it as point of departure for his criticisms and to present his alternative proposals: to exempt the land from taxation and to replace this tax by a progressive tax on consumption and revenues.The last page contains the errata. - Small stain in outer margin of frontispiece, offsetting onto title-page. The frontispiece was designed by the author himself. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: A. Gerits & Son b.v. [Diemen, Netherlands]
2018-04-13 05:00:43
Buller Francis
Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall, Law-Printers [etc.], London, 1775. Contemporary calf, blind ruled and decorated, crimson morocco label, gilt, very lightly rubbed, else especially fresh and bright; the Taussig copy [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc., member ABAA [San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.]
2018-04-10 01:28:22
SHAKESPEARE, William.
London. T. Longman, B. Law and son and others, 1775. 15 volumes octavo 9x6 inches, handsomely leather bound in a simple full blue morocco. Complete. ILLUSTRATED WITH 12 ORIGINAL WATERCOLOURS ON THE TITLES and one wash drawing, plus numerous extra plates on India paper. Fourth edition with notes By Samuel Johnson and George Steevens. The watercolours are period or near period with the date of publication. The binding is a bit faded on the boards and some occasional spotting but still a striking set. With the vellum bookplate of Edward Vernon Otterson 1775-1856 - a British lawyer, literary antiquary, collector and editor. He was a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and one of the original members of the Roxburghe Club (a legendary club for important bibliophiles). [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978 [cirencester, United Kingdom]
2018-04-09 13:54:15
LA FOLIE (Louis Guillaume de)]
Paris, Clousier, 1775. pl. veau marbré époque, dos lisse orné, triple filet doré sur les plats, tr. marbrées, qq. rares fines rousseurs sinon bel exemplaire finement relié. Edition originale de cette célèbre utopie scientifique, sorte de fiction astronautique originale qui décrit l'arrivée sur terre d'un habitant de Mercure dans une machine volante électrique, dont la description est considérée comme la première anticipation de la dynamo (cf. Duhem Musée de l'aéronautique). Cet étonnant aérostat décrit et représenté en frontispice est aussi considéré comme la première machine volante "électrique" par Mohler et Nicolson ("The first Electrical Flying Machine", in Essays Contributes in Honor of W. A. Neilson, 1939 ). Rappelons que La Folie était chimiste et auteur de plusieurs innovations en matière de vernis et teintures. L'habitant de Mercure donne d'ailleurs ici de nombreuses explications concernant l'Alchimie, l'électricité, la gravitation, la géologie, les tremblements de terre etc. Rare et curieux ouvrage. Caillet n°5969 - Tissandier 8 - Duhem 128 - Cohen 546 - Versins utopie p.276 - Nicolson Voyage to the Moon p.195/200 - Wellcome III. 430. in 8°, de 350 pp., ill. d'un joli front. gravé représentant une machine volante et de 2 vignettes gravées par Boissel in t., [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: L'intersigne Livres anciens [Saint Xandre - La Rochelle, --, France]
2018-04-09 10:39:06
LÉGER, BERNARD, CARLIER & VERDONI)
P., Stoupe, Et au Café de la Régence, 1775. cart. papier moucheté époque, étiquette au dos, bon exemplaire. Edition originale de ce traité rédigé par les joueurs du célèbre Café de la Régence : Léger, Bernard, Carlier & Verdoni. C'est une sorte de complément didactique au traité de Philidor, qui fréquentait lui-même le café de la Régence, de même que Voltaire. Ce Café fut un haut lieu des échecs pendant plus de 100 ans. Gay jeux p.105 "Assez bon livre. fait par Léger, Bernard, Carlier & Verdoni, forts joueurs du XVIIIe siècle". in 12, de XII-412pp. 2ff., [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: L'intersigne Livres anciens [Saint Xandre - La Rochelle, --, France]
2018-04-07 18:49:22
Campbell, John
T. Ewing and C. Jenkin, Dublin, 1775. Rare second edition of John Campbell's classic survey of late sixteenth century Britain. Octavo, four volumes, bound in full contemporary calf, raised bands, red and green morocco spine labels, gilt titles. In good condition.     John Campbell compiled this extensive survey of Britain with the intention ".to show that we have not as yet approached near the summit of improvement, but that it will afford employment to many generations before they push to their utmost extent the natural advantages of Great Britain." The text provides a detailed history of England and Great Britain as well as extensive observations of its natural history, topography, trades, politics, population and future potential given the broad scope of research conducted. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB [Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.]
2018-04-04 11:10:04
VOLTAIRE
1775[Genève] - [Cramer et Bardin] - 1775 - 1 volume in8 de 200 pages - Reliure pleine basane d'époque - dos plat - mors partiellement fendu - épidermures - tache claire en angle supérieur droit de la page de titre - Etat correct - Dernière édition du vivant de Voltaire [Bengesco 1450] et la dernière corrigée par lui - cachet ex-libris - absent pour Salon AntikMania, 10 bd de la Bastille - 75002 Paris jusqu'au 1/12/2019 -
Bookseller: Librairie CHARMOY [France, Nyons]
2018-04-04 00:28:32
PERCY, Thomas.
London: J. Dodsley, 1775. London: J. Dodsley,, 1775. 3 volumes, foolscap octavo (172 x 107 mm) Slightly later dark blue straight-grained morocco, titles direct to the spines, flat bands with narrow rope-twist roll, small tool of overlapping dotted circles and quatrefoils to the first and fifth compartments, rolled panel of overlapped alternate dotted and solid circles within a panel of a broad and narrow fillet, dotted edge-tooling to the corners, all edges gilt, narrow foliate roll to the turn-ins, light buff endpapers. Engraved frontispiece to volume I, also an uncalled for engraved author portrait tipped in before the preface, emblematic title-page vignettes to all, each volume with two illustrative section heads, and a similar tailpiece, one page of musical notation. Very light shelf-wear, light browning, occasional foxing, particularly in volume III, an extremely pretty Regency binding in excellent, unrestored state. First published 1765, this a lovely set of the third edition in which Percy "corrected such Mistakes as he had detected … [and] also inserted such further Illustrations as had either occurred to himself, or been communicated to him" (Advertisement to the Third Edition). The dedication, though signed by Percy, was written by Samuel Johnson. Johnson had in fact offered to do much more, but the task of helping Percy select and annotate the material fell instead to Shenstone. "Most of Percy's contemporaries welcomed the Reliques as a powerful blast of fresh air. 'Poetry has been absolutely redeemed by it', wrote Wordsworth ('Essay supplementary to the pref … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA/ ILAB. [London, United Kingdom]
2018-04-03 17:51:27
PHIPPS (Constantin-Jean).
Paris, Saillant & Nyon, Pissot, 1775. In-4 de XII, 259 pp., (1) f. ; veau havane marbré, dos à nerfs orné, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, coupes filetées, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Première édition française, illustrée de 12 cartes et planches gravées hors texte. En 1773, Phipps partit de Londres avec deux navires la Carcasse et le Racehorse, avec pour mission de découvrir un passage à travers les mers polaires. Il s'avança jusqu'au Spitzberg et fut arrêté puis cerné par d'énormes glaciers. Ce n'est qu'à la faveur des vents qu'il réussit à se dégager et à retourner en Angleterre avec une moisson d'observations astronomiques et minéralogiques ainsi que sur la faune et la flore de la région. Bel exemplaire. Boucher de La Richarderie, I, 374. -- Chadenat, 661. -- Sabin, 62574.
Bookseller: Librairie Le Bail [France, Paris]
2018-04-03 10:29:07
Brettspiele. - Französische Spiele. - Biennais, Martin-Guillaume
Paris. Au Singe Violet, Ende 18. Jahrhhundert. 8 herausnehmbare Spielfelder als Stich auf Papier, auf Holz montiert, mit je 90 Feldern und lindgrün laviertem Hintergrund. In jedem Fach je 5 beinerne Jeutons und 5 beinerne Stifte à vier Spielfarben, sowie ein beschnitzter Bein-Delphin (ein Wortspiel mit dem Wort Dauphin, das Thronfolger und Delphin bedeuten kann). Dabei ein Ledersäckchen mit zwei weiteren Spielfarben und zahlreichen Jeutons und Stiften zum Ersetzen. - Beigefügt zwei kleine Blätter mit handschriftlichen Annotationen zum Spiel in französisch, in Handschrift des 18./19. Jh. in Tinte auf Papier. - Im Original-Pappkasten ohne Spielregeln (Scan des Regelheftchens als Ausdruck verfügbar). Die konischen Figuren zum Ziehen der 90 Zahlen sowie die Holzkelle zum Halten dieser Zahlen fehlend. Einige Spielbretter mit Rissen. Das Loto de Dauphin wurde 1775 vom Spielemacher Vaugeois als kompliziertere Variation des bestehenden Lotto erfunden. Insbesondere in Versailles wurde es mit Vorliebe vom Prinzen (Dauphin) gespielt, man erzählt, Louis XVI selbst habe das Spiel angeregt, um seinen Sohn zu unterhalten, und es hätte jeden Abend in einem anderen Zimmer des Schlosses eine Partie Loto de Dauphin gegeben. Selbst in die Gefangenschaft im Temple begleitete ein Spiel die Königsfamilie. Bis in das 19. Jahrhundert blieb es ein beliebtes Spiel in Familien der französischen Oberschicht. In einem aufklappbarem Pappkarton der Zeit, dieser mit marmoriertem Buntpapier der Zeit bezogen, mit Fäden zum Schließen an allen Kanten. Auf dem oberem Klappdeckel von schön geschwungener Hand in … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Mertens [Germany]
2018-04-02 01:11:57
Monsieur Saverien
Imp. Antonio Sancha, Madrid, 1775. plena piel bien conservada con nervios, tejuelo, lomo rajado y cortes pintados Palau 303213, Arquitectura Civil,Arquitectura militar,Arquitectura Naval,Con un compendio de la vida de los Autores mas celebres que han escrito sobre estas Ciencias,compuesta en francés por Monsieur Saverien,y traducida al castellano por Don Manuel. . . 528 págs.
Bookseller: LIBRERIA ANTICUARIA EPOPEYA [Zaragoza, Spain]
2018-04-01 16:06:14
(DES ESSARTS ; RICHER)
Paris, (Simon & Nyon), 1775-1788. 162 tomes (sur 168) reliés en 54 volumes(sur 56), in-12, basane époque, dos lisse orné (il ne manque que les tomes 136-138 et 145-147). Plus de 580 causes sont ici rapportées et souvent analysées Impressionnant ensemble dans lequel la plupart des causes de procès sont représentés : adultère, impuissance, ecclésiastique lubrique, validité de mariage, rupture de voeux, loterie truquée, rapt de séduction, usurpation de noblesse, empoisonnement, parricide, fratricide, infanticide, bigamie, viol, faussaire, etc etc... Parmi les affaires célèbres ou singulières, nous avons noté : Affaire Calas (t. 10) ; Affaire du Sieur Hosbrouck maître de harpe (t. 12) ; Histoire de l'exécution de Jean Byng amiral d'Angleterre (t. 19) ; Procès de la duchesse de Kingston (t. 21) ; Procès du brigand Pugastchew (t. 23) ; Affaire de la Gourdan (t. 29) ; Affaire du Sieur de Poilly (t. 32) ; Gageure sur le sexe du chevalier Déon (t. 33) ; Un nègre et une négresse qui réclament leur liberté contre un Juif (t. 36) ; Habitans de l'île de Noirmoutier qui réclament leurs privilèges (t. 38) ; Affaire des habitans du Mont-Jura (t. 39) ; Baptème d'un Musulman (t. 40) ; Affaire entre les Sieurs de Queyssat & le Sieur Damade (t. 42) ; Affaire de M. de La Bedoyere, jugée par le parlement de Bretagne en 1763 (t. 45) ; Sorcier, escroc & ravisseur (t. 49) ; Procès de mademoiselle la chevalière D'Eon, contre MM. de Carcado & de Molac (t. 60) ; Question d'état sur les mariages des Juifs (t. 65) ; Concernant l'hôpital de la ville & cité de Dax (t. 68) ; Procès entre la veuve de Jean-J … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Jacques Chaminade [France, Aix les Bains]
2018-03-31 21:42:11
[JOHNSON, SAMUEL]
London, W. Strahan; and T. Cadell. 1775, First Edition / First Printing. Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book, [2], 384pp, [2 errata], printed on laid paper, in later green morocco binding with gilt borders and thistles [gilt still bright], marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, inner dentelles, 5 raised bands on gilt decorated spine, silk page marker intact, binding and hinges tight. Errata page contains 12 lines; verso of D8 is correctly numbered page 48 in larger type; verso of U4 is numbered 226 instead of 296. Interior shows light foxing, first word on page 36 crossed out and correctly penned "quired", early signature penned on original ffp, dated '81. VERY GOOD ++.
Bookseller: Monroe Bridge Books [Shelburne Falls, MA, U.S.A.]
2018-03-31 00:57:30
Buller, Francis
The work which won renown for Buller, protege of Mansfield and appointed a King's Bench judge at a very youthful 32, designed for 'nisi prius' trials, that is, those in the country and not at Westminster; with a closing part on trial issues. Contemporary calf, blind ruled and decorated, crimson morocco label, gilt, very lightly rubbed, else especially fresh and bright; the Taussig copy. Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall, Law-Printers [etc.], London, 1775.
Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc. [U.S.A.]
2018-03-28 18:37:40
MIRABAUD, M. (d.i. Holbach, P.H.D.v.)
Londres (d.i. Amsterdam), o.Vlg., 1775. Nouvelle edition. 2 Bände. In-8, (1), 400, (1); (1), 448 pp, (1). , Gesprenkelte Lederbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und reicher Rückenvergoldung. Kapitale bestossen und mit Fehlstellen, eine Rückenkante mit Einriss (ca 4 cm), kleine Bibliotheksschildchen auf Deckel. 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 Encyclopédie 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. HERRN "KOLLEGEN" DEINBACHER, DEN MEINE TITELAUFNAHME SEINERZEIT OFFENSICHTLICH SO BEEINDRUCKTE DASS ER SIE EINFACH KOPIERT HAT, EMPFEHLE ICH BEIM NÄCHSTEN MAL WENIGSTENS DIE TIPPFEHLER ZU KORRIGIEREN UND VOR ALLEM SICH DIE IN UNSEREM BERUF NÖTIGEN BIBLIOGRAPHIEN SELBER ANZUSCHAFFEN! Versand D: 10,00 EUR Philosophie
Bookseller: Antiquariat Mag. Bauer [Germany]
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