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        Sqarza altrimenti da: Airone cenerinno

      Giuseppe Vanni, [Florence 1776 - A fine image from "one of the half-dozen or so great bird books" (Fine Bird Books). This beautiful plate comes from 'Storia naturale degli uccelli', of which Peter Dance writes "The production of its five massive folio volumes must have been one of the most remarkable publishing ventures ever undertaken in Florence. Begun in 1767, and [based on birds taken from the collection of Giovanni Gerini], it was completed ten years later. It was larger, better engraved and more vividly coloured than any previous work on birds, but these are not its only claim to fame. The attitudes of the birds themselves give this book its unique character. Strutting, parading, posturing, and occasionally flying.are birds whose real-life counterparts would surely disown them, and not without reason, for Manetti seems in these pictures to be depicting the human comedy, the habits and mannerisms of contemporary Italian society. His book may still be rated among the very greatest bird books, if only for its magnificent comicality" (S. Peter Dance, The Art of Natural History: Animal Illustrators and their Work . London: 1978) Cf. Dance 70; cf. Fine Bird Books (1990) p.92; cf. Nissen IVB 588; cf. Wood p.450; cf. Zimmer p.241. Etching, with engraving, coloured by hand, after Vanni, Lorenzi or Manetti. Very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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      Philadelphia: Printed and sold by W. and T. Bradford, [but possibly M. Mills, Dublin,] 1776.. 99pp. [bound with:] [Chalmers, James]: PLAIN TRUTH: ADDRESSED TO THE INHABITANTS OF AMERICA. CONTAINING REMARKS ON A LATE PAMPHLET, INTITLED COMMON SENSE.... Philadelphia printed, Dublin, reprinted: M. Mills, 1776. [4],44pp. Modern three quarter calf and marbled boards. Contemporary ownership inscription on each titlepage. Very good. This is a most important edition of COMMON SENSE..., one of the early issues of the "Enlarged Version" of its text, first issued by printers William and Thomas Bradford about five weeks after the appearance of the first edition from the press of Robert Bell, issued on Feb. 14, 1776. The present edition can lay claim to being equal to the first edition in importance, since it contains considerable additional material by Paine which did not appear in the first three printings by Bell. COMMON SENSE... first appeared on Jan. 9, 1776. Its importance was immediately realized and its contents hotly debated. At the same time, Paine's relationship with his publisher, Bell, also became heated, as the author asked for a share in the profits of his bestseller and Bell denied a profit had been realized. Paine then asked Bell to wait before doing a second edition so that he could add more material. On Jan. 20, however, Bell advertised a "new edition" which reprinted the original, without Paine's additions. Infuriated, Paine went to the Bradfords and proposed to give them his new material to publish with the original text, comprising an appendix and "An Address to the People Called Quakers," increasing "the Work upwards of one Third." This is the first 99pp. edition of the enlarged text. It is probable that this edition of COMMON SENSE, despite the imprint, was actually printed in Dublin. The similarity in typography to the Dublin edition of the Chalmers pamphlet, here bound with it, reinforces that possibility. If so, it could not help but inflame sentiment in England's other dissatisfied colony. This copy is bound with a Dublin edition of a vigorous attack on Tom Paine and COMMON SENSE, written under the pseudonym of "Candidus." Thomas Adams identifies the author as James Chalmers. This is the first Irish edition of a pamphlet originally published in Philadelphia and later reprinted in London. On the importance of COMMON SENSE... it is unnecessary to comment. The political rhetoric of Paine inflamed the desire for independence, attacking British misgovernment and calling for colonial independence in clear and unmistakable words. The editors of the GROLIER ONE HUNDRED remark: "It is not too much to say that the Declaration of Independence...was due more to Paine's COMMON SENSE than to any other single piece of writing." A most important edition of America's greatest political tract. GROLIER AMERICAN 100, 14. GIMBEL CS- 14. HOWES P17. AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE 222g. BRISTOL B4310. SHIPTON & MOONEY 43121.

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      Dublin 1776 - Superb find of early Americana on offer: HANDWRITTEN DIARY NOTES ON THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR AND THE BOOK "THE GENERAL GAZETEER OR, COMPENDIOUS GEOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY" by R. Brookes. Dublin: Printed for J.Williams, 1776.Unpaginated. Original full leather binding with raised spine. This 230 year old book is tight and clean and in a fine state of preservation. This very scarce early book belonged to a sailor aboard the ship Pilgrim who kept a rare hand written account of one of the most successful privateers in the American Revolution. The diary starts July, 1779; "JOHANNES PRINCE Eyus Liber July the 9, 1779." John Prince, of Beverly, Massachusetts, likely an officer aboard the Pilgrim, who, research indicates became a Reverend at the First Church in Salem after the war. It is interesting to note that Prince, as one of the crew of the Pilgrim, was instrumental in founding the Philosophical Library that was the foundation for the Salem Atheneum. The Philosophical Library was founded in 1781 from the spoils of war. The Pilgrim captured the DUKE OF GLOUCESTER, the first of her nine valuable prizes, on September 5 in the Irish Channel. The ship was carrying the library belonging to Richard Kirwin (1733-1812). Kirwin's library was transferred to the Pilgrim and subsequently auctioned off in Salem. The library was purchased by Reverend Joseph Willard of the first Church in Beverly. Eventually the volumes were given to John Prince at the First Church in Salem and later became the beginning of the Salem Atheneum. Prince dates his writings with an inscription "1779" and the narrative covers the inside cover and endpaper of the book proper. Beginning at the top of the inside front cover "Pilgrim sailed April the 13 1779." The Pilgrim has been described as "one of the most famous of the privateers during the American Revolution was the PILGRIM sailing out of Beverly, Massachusetts. This ship-rigged vessel of 200 tons achieved results comparable to those of the LIVERPOOL PACKET, being credited with taking fifty British prizes."(Howe 1922; 349, 352). This diary appears to cover only the year 1779 listing the prizes taken, and their respective sizes (how many guns and men, etc.) and also a very brief description of the battle (how many killed, how many taken prisoner). Most of this log is legible, however, there are several words that could not be made out. There is more writing on the back side of the endpaper. It starts "THE PIRATE RUNNER SCHOONER PHILANTHROPIST JOHN PRINCE COMMANDER IN PILLOW." Underneath reads "Wrote I expect by Mr. John Crop - mate 1795." A description of what appears to a Paris hospital is also penned. Rear endpapers have writings and notes of a financial nature. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: M Benjamin Katz FineBooksRareManuscripts]
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        Bibliotheca medicinae praticae qua scripta ad partem medicinae practicam facientia a rerum initiis ad a. MDCCLXXV recensentur.

      Bernae apud Em. Haller, & Basileae apud Joh. Schweighauser, 1776-1788. - 4 volumi in- 4°, m. pelle coeva (dorsi qua e là graffiati). viii, 539, (1); vi, 722; (iv), 650; viii, 598 pp. Bell' esemplare della rara edizione originale. "Haller is the greatest bibliographer in our ranks. His works have been most helpful in the preparation of this catalogue. To learning and judgement he added that indispensable quality in a bibliographer, accuracy." (W, Osler in Bibliotheca Osleriana, 1148). "Haller in one of the greatest names in medical bibliography. While pursuing his monumental scientific career he found time to compile bibliographies of botany, anatomy, medicine and surgery which formed the most complete reference work of the time, consisting of a classified analysis of over 52, 000 publications of all countries." (Garrison & Morton, 438, 6747). "The entire work is arranged by large subject groups, then chronologically under the subject. An alphabetical index of all the writers is also supplied. Here for the first time in the history of medical bibliography we find a work which attempts to be both comprehensive and critical at the same time. It was a magnificent attempt, probably impossible of achievement by any lesser person or one less industrious than Haller." (Brodman, The development of medical bibliographi, pp. 71-74). Choulant, Bibliotheca medico.historica, p. 161. Fulton, The great medical bibliographers, pp. 43-44. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Brighenti]
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        Histoire naturelle de la parole ou précis de l'Origine du Langage & de la Grammaire Universelle. Extrait du Monde Primitif.

      Paris, beim Verfasser u. a., 1776. - Gestochenes Frontispiz, 2 mehrfach gefaltete Kupfertafeln, davon eine in Farben gedruckt von Jacques Gautier-D'agoty, (2 Bl.), 400 S. Pergamentbd. d. Zt. mit Rückenschild (gering fleckig). Erste Ausgabe. - Blake 101; Cohen-De Ricci 261-262: "Jolie figure by Marillier"; Cat. of Early Colour Printing 51, IX. - Bildet einen Auszug aus Bd. 3 der umfangreichen, systematischen Untersuchung zum menschlichen Sprachvermögen, die Court de Gebelin 1773-92 in 9 Bänden unter dem Titel "Le monde primitif" veröffentlichte. Der Farbstich zeigt die Anatomie des menschlichen Stimmbildungsapparates. Er ist ein frühes Beispiel für die von Jacques Gautier d'Agoty für pathologisch-anatomische Darstellung benutzte Technik des Farbstiches (zu Gautier vgl. Goldschmid 67 ff. und Choulant 108 ff.). - Tadellos erhalten. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat im Hufelandhaus GmbH]
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        A Map of the Middle British Colonies In North America.March 25th, 1776.

      London 1776 - Original outline color; minor marginal mends not affecting image; else excellent. Rare. This is by far the most important edition of the pioneering Evans map outside of the original one, which was called by Schwartz "the most ambitious performance of its kind undertaken in America up to that time." Of the numerous later editions of map, Pownall¿s was the only one to utilize the original plate and to have been authorized by Evans himself. In the upper left corner is a commendation of the map with Evans¿ engraved signature. Pownall¿s map is in fact a novel hybrid, consisting of Evans¿ original plate with a new plate for part of the Northeast appended to it. Pownall also significantly updated the original plate: "The whole of the map east of the longitude of Philadelphia is greatly changed, and is filled in with new details" (Stevens). Pownall, who had been governor of Massachusetts, stated that the New England section of the map was based on new information, "later Draughts and Surveys deposited at the Board of Trade" (Pownall's Topographical Description, in which the map was originally published). Sadly, Evans saw little profit from his groundbreaking map, in large part due to the numerous pirated editions of it by Jefferys, Sayer, Kitchen, Bowles and others. So moved was Pownall by the plight of the wronged and indigent Evans, who received no funds from the sale of the numerous piracies of his map, that he pledged all profits from his edition of the map to Evans' daughter. Stevens, H. Lewis Evans His Map, pp.17-28; Schwartz/Ehrenberg, p.1

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        The Map Used by British Strategists, First Published During the French and Indian War

      London 1776 - Map. A Map of the Middle British Colonies in North America.with the Addition of New England, and the bordering Parts of Canada, London, March 25, 1776. 1 p. 21 1/2 x 34 in. Three-part folding map with hand-colored colony borders. Historical BackgroundLewis Evans (1700?-1756) was a Welsh-born surveyor, geographer, and cartographer who produced two maps of British North America. The first, A Map of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and the Three Delaware Counties was first printed in 1749. His more famous A General Map of the Middle British Colonies in America first appeared in 1755. It was a joint venture between Evans and Thomas Pownall (1722-1805). Pownall came to America in 1753. After his patron died suddenly, he embarked on a tour of the colonies, observing everything from Indian life to colonial society. Expertise in Indian affairs and connections with Pennsylvania society earned him an invitation to attend the Albany Conference, a 1754 meeting of colonial officials trying to improve relations with the Indians and provide for better defense against French incursions. Pownall proposed a crown-level superintendant of Indian matters to limit political infighting and corruption, and a scheme for organizing colonial expansion west. After the conference, Pownall returned to Philadelphia, where he collaborated with Evans on the Map of the Middle British Colonies, as both men recognized the need for accurate maps of the lands under dispute during the French and Indian War.Evans's original map was printed by Philadelphia's "B. Franklin and D. Hall" in 1755 and dedicated to Pownell. British General Edward Braddock, under whom a young George Washington served, used the Evans and Pownall map during the French and Indian War. The original map was pirated four times between its original issue in 1755 and this 1776 re-issue by Pownall. In this newer version, Pownall added the space of approximately 5 degrees of longitude to the map in the Atlantic Ocean. The addition appears to have been engraved on a different plate, and the two impressions were joined on one paper to make the map. In the newly-created space, Pownall provides lists of towns and counties in the Colonies.In his introduction to the new atlas, he also reaffirms the accuracy of the 1755 map and its usefulness to the British effort in the Seven Years War. "It was found by the Officers and Servants of the Crown to have that Degree of Precision," wrote Pownall in 1776, "that it was used by them both in England and in America, and served every practical purpose during the War." Moreover, New England was better represented in his new version of Evans's map. "What there was wanting to a compleat Map of New England, is now added from later Information.These new Parts which I have added are plotted down in the Form in which I think every Map which can offer to give the Face of the Country should be drawn, tracing the Features of it, and not in Default of that, filling up the Map with Writing." Instead, Pownall's New England is richly detailed; only the empty ocean space was filled with text.Condition Excellent overall. Minor smudging and scattered spotting.Sources Henry Newton Stevens, Lewis Evans: His Map of the Middle British Colonies in America(London: Henry Stevens, Son, and Stiles, 1905) pp. 1-6, 19-23.

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        Voyage en Arabie & en d'autres pays circonvoisins. Tome premier. Traduit de l'Allemand.

      Asd./Utrecht, Baalde/Van Schoonhoven, 1776. - 1 vol. (of 2). 4to. VIII+(VI)+409 pp. With engr. title vignet, 15 maps/plans (incl. 6 fold.) & 58 plts./views/facs. (incl. 16 fold.), all engr. Hardcover. Contemp. full calf, spine & edges gilt. VG. (Spine sl. rubbed, label gone, spine ends sl.dam., superficial damage in lower corner of front cover, corners sl. dam., exposing boards, remains of old bookplate on paste-down. Overall: binding good, contents fine). * Vol. II was published in 1780. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charbo's Antiquariaat]
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        Dictionnaire de l'Industrie, ou Collection Raisonnée des procédés utiles dans les Sciences et dans les Arts - Contenant Nombre de Secrets curieux et intéressants pour l'économie et les besoins de la vie ; l'indication de différentes Expériences à faire ; la description de plusieurs Jeux très singuliers et très amusants ; les Notices des Découvertes et Inventions nouvelles ; les détails nécessaires pour se mettre à l'abri des fraudes et falsifications dans plusieurs objets de commerce et de fabrique / Complet en 3 Volumes

      1776 - Ouvrage également propre aux Artistes, aux Négociants et aux Gens du Monde - Contenant quelques Bandeaux et Culs-de-Lampe & 3 Tableaux dépliants hors-texte, le premier dans le Tome Premier, page 91 (Tableau d'hydrostatique), et les deux suivants Tome troisième, page 638/639 (Tables de comparaison) + 1 double page de partitions de musique page 55/56 (Tome Troisième) - A Paris - Chez Lacombe - Edition Originale 1776 - In-8 (13,5 x 20,5 cm) - Complet en 3 Volumes - (xxiv + iv) 700 pages + 1 planche / 739 pages & 754 pages + 2 planches - Reliure plein veau marbré, très légèrement frottée et salie, triple filets d'encadrement sur les plats, filet doré sur les coupes et roulettes dorées sur les chasses - Dos lisse, manque en coiffe de tête des Tomes Premier et Second, pièces de titre et décors dorés - Tranches rouge - Ex-Libris d'Albert Roux de Montbéliard - Rares et pâles rousseurs - Signets en tissus vert - Très bonne tenue - Bon état intérieur - Attention Poids : 2350 g.Cet ouvrage est noté avoir été réalisé "par une Société de Gens de Lettre". En fait, l'auteur est Henri-Gabriel Duchesne (1739 - 1822), littérateur et naturaliste français, qui a également étudié de nombreux ouvrages du Père Kircher. Selon Ersch, Duchesne a eu pour collaborateurs dans la rédaction de cet ouvrage Macquer et B. de Préfort. Ce dictionnaire, véritable recueil de connaissances anciennes sur les Sciences et les Arts, a notamment pour objet l'étude de : La Physique - La Mécanique - La Médecine - La Médecine Vétérinaire - L'Anatomie - La Chimie (Verrerie, etc.) - L'Alchimie - Les Mathématiques - L'Optique - L'Astronomie (Météorologie) - L'Histoire Naturelle - La Botanique - La Minéralogie (Métallurgie) - La Pyrotechnie - L'Acoustique / L'Agriculture (Jardinage) - L'Architecture - La Sculpture - La Peinture - La Gravure - La Musique - L'Art de la Toilette - La Chasse et la Pêche - Les Arts Mécaniques (Cuirs, Papiers, etc.) - Cuisine - Décoration. Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      London: "Printed and sold by William Faden, Successor to the late Mr. Thomas Jefferies, Geographer to the King.," Aug. 10, 1776. - Copper-engraved map, engraved one-line dedication to Sir Peter Parker and letterpress text in two columns beneath the map. Inset plan of the fort. Sheet size: 20 7/8 x 16 1/2 inches. Very good. An extremely rare first issue of a separately published Revolutionary War broadside battle plan depicting a critical altercation near Charleston, South Carolina. This highly important and finely engraved and letterpress broadside map captures the dramatic action surrounding the British naval assault on Fort Sullivan (called here "Sulivan"), the strategic key to Charleston. In the Spring of 1776, South Carolina had fallen into the firm possession of the Americans, a reality the British were determined to challenge. They dispatched a fleet of twenty ships (although only nine were armed) under Commodore Peter Parker, manned by marines, with the mission under the overall command of Major General Sir Henry Clinton. The ships moored in Five Fathom Hole, and landed on Long Island, which lay to the north of Sullivan's Island. Meanwhile, practical considerations indicated that the Patriot defenders were in considerable trouble. Led by Col. William Moultrie, the Americans were short of experienced troops and ammunition. Fort Sullivan, located on the southern tip of the island of the same name, had to be held, otherwise Charleston would surely fall. While the elegant plan of the fort, located in the inset at the upper left of the map, makes it appear to be a well designed bastion, it was in reality cobbled together with palmetto logs. Moultrie had a total of 1,125 men against 2,900 British marines. More worryingly, the fort had only twenty-six guns, with only twenty-eight rounds of ammunition per gun against the British fleet's 270 well stocked cannon. Fortunately for the Americans, the British proceeded to make a series of strategic errors. Clinton, who relied on information given by harbor pilots who were press- ganged into service, spent days looking for a non- existent ford between Long and Sullivan's Island, which in reality was prevented by the presence of a seven-foot deep channel. This bought the Americans time, which allowed American Col. William Thomson to fortify the northern tip of the island, as indicated on the map. On June 28th, the British mounted their full on naval assault of the fort, as indicated on the map by the ships shown grouped together just off of the fort, with each ship being named and detailed with its number of guns. Moultrie wisely rationed and synchronized the use of his limited firepower, such that the British met heavier than expected resistance. Unfamiliar with the tidal shoals that lay near the fort, the British ships were unable to sail in close enough to the fort to deliver lethal blows, while remaining in range of the American guns. Amazingly, many of the British rounds which did strike the fort were harmlessly absorbed into the structure's spongy palmetto logs. The British flagship H.M.S. Bristol took heavy losses, and another ship ran aground and had to be abandoned. Another British attempt to storm Thomson's northern positions with a raid by long boats was easily repelled. The British were forced to completely withdraw, and promptly set sail for New York. This copy is the very rare first state (of four known issues) of the map, which was the first Revolutionary battle plan to be drafted by William Faden. The text in two columns is found only on this issue and gives an account of the action taken from a letter by Parker to Lieut. Gen. Clinton. This issue was separately published as a broadside giving news of the battle to a British audience eager for information about the war; later issues, without text, appeared in Faden's NORTH AMERICAN ATLAS. NEBENZAHL, ATLAS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, map 8, p.60. NEBENZAHL, PRINTED BATTLE PLANS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 64. Stevens & Tree, "Comparative Cartography" 14(a), in Tooley, THE MAPPING OF AMERICA.

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        The Spectator

      No Publisher, Edinburgh 1776 - Eight volumes complete - Volume One - vi, 361pp, [15]; Volume Two - [2], iii, [1], 380pp, [12]; Volume Three - [2], ii, 360pp, [10]; Volume Four - [2], iv, 335pp, [12]; Volume Five - [2], iii, [1], 339pp, [12]; Volume Six - iv, 5-343pp, [20]; Volume Seven - v, [2], 8-376pp, [12] and Volume Eight - vii, [2], 10-326pp, [10]. Contemporary uniform full calf, raised bands, spines in six panels, morocco title label to second panel, oval volume label to third, bands bordered with gilt rule. Slightly rubbed to extremities, one or two spots of darkening, corners rubbed. Internally some occasional light foxing, but generally fairly clean. Previous owners bookplate to front pastedowns. Each volume with engraved frontispiece and engraved title, an attractive set. Estc N24115, with only four locations in the UK [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fables choisies, mis en vers

      Soc. Typographique,, A Bouillon, 1776 - Quattro volumi di cm. 20, pp. cvi (2) 118; 129 (1); vi-169 (1); 212. Con antiporta figurata al primo volume e 248 tavole fuori testo finemente incise in rame. Legatura coeva in piena pelle marmorizzata, dorsi lisci con ricchi fregi e titoli su doppio tasselli in marocchino rosso. Piatti inquadrati da greca in oro e sguardie marmorizzate. Qualche ritocco ad alcune cuffie ma esemplare fresco, marginoso, a carte candide ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Stimata edizione settecentesca impreziosita dall'ampia iconografia basata su figure di Oudry, Alard, Bertin, Crescent, Savart e altri. Cfr. Cohen-Ricci 552; Lewine 276 e Sander 1069. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        British Zoology. Four Volume Set

      Printed by William Eyres for Benjamin White, at Horace's Head, Fleet Street, London 1776 - xxxiii, 418pp; 368pp; 428pp; 154pp, + plates. 275 engraved plates, including fold out sheet of Music [bird song]. The four volumes comprise: Vol. I. Class I. Quadrupeds. II. Birds. Div. I. Land; Vol. II. Class II. Birds. Div. II. Water; Vol. III. Class III. Reptiles. IV. Fishes; Vol. IV. [published 1777] Crustacea. Mollusca. Testacea. The appendix in volume II includes an article fro Philosophical Transaction Vol. 63 [1773] on Experiments and Observations on the Singing of Birds with a fold out plate of Music entitled 'Compositions for two piping Bullfinches'. G with worn covers. Outer hinges split (2 boards detached, with remaining boards held by strings.) Some splits to bindings. Loss to title label. Armorial bookplate (Sir George Sim). Occasional light foxing. Text blocks firm. Some offsetting to plates Leather cover with gilt-decorated bands [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Tour in Scotland, and Voyage to the Hebrides: MDCCLXXII (Parts 1 & 2)

      Benj. White, London 1776 - 2nd & 1st Eds, 62 pls, 2 tps. 2 volumes uniformly bound in full calf, corners and edges bumped and worn, some blind tooling, some marks. Spines, replaced to style, raised bands, gilt tooling, titles in gilt to leather labels. Internally, marbled endpapers, book label of Lichfield Permanent Library to fpds, text block edges marbled blue. Vol 1, Part 1, 2nd edition, map frontis, engraved titlepage with vignette (view of A Singular isle of Lismore) as titlepage, (vii), [1], [1], 2-439 pp, eng tp + 44 pls (of 44 with 29 folding), usual pagination errors 68/86. Uncommon. Vol 2, Part 2, 1st edition, engraved titlepage with vignette (view of Bridge at Inverary) as titlepage, [2], (ii), Additions to the Tour in Scotland MDCCLXIX [1], 34 pp, Tour In Scotland MDCCLXXII Part 2, [1], 2-481 pp, [1], eng tp + 18 plates (4 folding and a map), has the usual pagination errors (85/58, 480/80), some spotting to tps and then just some faint browning at page edges. Part 2 covers and end pages fractionally darker than part 1, but same blind tooling. The map frontis to Part 1, is dated from 1777 and was probably from a later edition, it has a couple of small tears at creases. The title to Part 2, A Tour in Scotland. MDCCLXXII often causes confusion with the earlier tour because of the omission of the Voyage to the Hebrides to the title! (ESTC N27735. T113911. Allibone 1553. Anderson 372) Pennant, naturalist, traveller, and writer circulated ¿Queries, addressed to the Gentlemen and Clergy of North-Britain¿ [Scotland] with standard questions about natural history and the past and present state of the parish in order to allow locals to give ¿a fuller and more satisfactory Account of their Country, than it is the Power of a Stranger and transient Visitant to give¿ (Pennant, Tour in Scotland, 287). See ODNB. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Observations on the Nature of Civil Liberty, the Principles of Government, and the Justice and Policy of the War with America--BOUND WITH: Price's Additional Observations (1777)

      J. Exshaw, Dublin 1776 - Title page: continued: "To which is added, an Appendix, containing a State of the National Debt, and Estimate of the Money drawn from the Public by the Taxes, and an Account of the National Income and Expenditure since the last War. With the Amount of the Capitals at the Bank, South-Sea, and India-Houses, not inserted in the London Edition of this Work." Nineteen additional booksellers in Dublin also listed on title page. [8], 180 p.: 1 leaf of a folded table; 17 cm. Signatures: pi4 B-H12 I6 (12mo). Contemporary speckled sheep; six spine compartments between raised bands. Red morocco spine label in second compartment with gilt-tooled title "Price on Liberty." Blind-rolled pattern on board edges. Folded plate is printed within engraved decorative border. See Howes P-586. BOUND WITH: Price's Additional Observations on the Nature and Value of Civil Liberty, and the War with America (Dublin: Printed for W. Whitestone, [et al], 1777). xxiii, [1], 260, [4] p.: tables. Last 2 leaves blank. Signatures: A-L12. Howes P-583. Bookplate of the Earl of Annesley with the Annesley crest on front fixed endpaper. Price was a prominent British advocate of American independence and these works played an important role in the American Revolution. In Very Good Condition: rubbed, most heavily at corners and head of spine; joints tender. Both titles internally clean, crisp, and bright. The Dublin edition of Additional Observations is extremely scarce.

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        The honor of Parliament and the justice of the nation vindicated. In a reply to Dr. Price's Observations on the nature of civil liberty.

      London: printed for W. Davis 1776 - [4],64p. 8vo. Without the half title. Rebound in half calf, marbled boards, vellum tips. The first edition. Adams 76-65. Not in Black, Goldsmiths' or Kress. Thomas, Stephens and Jones, Part II, 25. The writer leaves on one side the more abstruse moral aspects of the question and addresses himself to the main issue "Whether civil liberty, and the natural rights of mankind, are invaded by the demand of the British Legislature to tax the American colonies." p.4. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lettere di madama la Marchesa di Pompadour - parte I, II, III e IV

      Si trovano appresso Principali Libraj dell'Italia, [Venezia ?] 1776 - in 8°, mezza pelle, pp. 96+96+95-(1)+95-(1). Tradotte sopra l'edizione di Londra. Prima edizione italiana. Dedica editoriale 'a Madamigella Amalia Du-Fresne'. Raccolta di CLIX lettere della marchesa di Pompadour e di XXIV lettere in risposta. Diviso in quattro parti rilegate insieme. Al verso del frontespizio della seconda parte è applicato l'ex-libris 'Antonii Montali'. Lievi fioriture al testo. Modesta legatura in mezza pelle di metà ottocento (lievi tracce d'uso al rivestimento in carta dei piatti).

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        A COMPLEAT THEORY OF THE CONSTRUCTION AND PROPERTIES OF VESSELS, with practical conclusions for the management of ships,made easy to navigators. translated from 'Théorie Complette de la Construction et de la Manoeuvre des Vaisseaux' of the celebrated Leonard[sic.] Euler, by Henry Watson, Esq.

      London printed for P.Elmsley 1776 - 8vo. ppxiii 281. 6 folding plates. browning to margins and occasional foxing, but generally a good clean uncut and partially unopened copy in the original boards, rubbed and edge worn, backed with paper, possibly original, but certainly early. closed tear in O5. first published in French in 1773, and previously in Latin in 1749, both editions in St. Petersburg; this is the first English edition. this copy has six leaves of folding plates, which corresponds with two previous auction records, but other copies call for 11 eleven plates. there is no evidence of plates being removed, so presumably the book was issued in two variants. This was Euler's only maritime text, and he is best remembered as one of the foremost mathematicians of the 18th century. bound in a the end of the book is an 8 page pamphlet issued by the Society for Promoting Arts and Commerce in 1790 entitled 'Abstract of Premiums offered by the Society.'. 018 001 1301 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Leben und Thaten des weisen Junkers Don Quixote von Mancha, Neue Ausgabe, aus der Urschrift des Cervantes, nebst der Fortsetzung des Avellaneda. In sechs Bänden, von Friedr. Just. Bertuch.

      Carlsruhe, zu finden in der Schmiederischen Buchhandlung 1776 - Leben und Thaten des weisen Junkers Don Quixote von Mancha, Neue Ausgabe, aus der Urschrift des Cervantes, nebst der Fortsetzung des Avellaneda. In sechs Bänden, von Friedr. Just. Bertuch. 1 portrait of Cervantes and 5 illustrations newly engraved by Georg-Joseph Coentgen after Daniel-Nicolas Chodowiecki's designs for Weimar/Leipzig, Fritschische Buchhandlung, 1775. 3 illustrations about Cervantes' Don Quixote and 2 about Avellaneda's continuation. Vol. 5 with Avellaneda's Quijote is an exact copy of 1775 edition eliminating several episodes and novels, dedications, poetry and the prologue to part 2. Vol. 6 (Leipzig, 1781) reproduces the text of the 1775 edition. Vol. 1-5: Carlsruhe 1776-1778. Vol. 6 Leipzig, 1781. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La pratique des accouchements. Première Partie, contenant l'histoire critique de la doctrine & de la pratique des principaux accoucheurs qui ont paru depuis Hippocrate jusqu'a nos jours; pour servir d'introduction à l'étude & à la pratique des accouchemnts (alles was erschienen).

      Le Clerc,, Paris, 1776 - 3 Teile in einem Band. Paris, Le Clerc, 1776. 8°. 4 n.n. Bl. 212 S. Blake 266. - Hirsch-H. III, 679. - Alphonse-Louis-Vincent Leroy (1742-1816) aus Rouen arbeitete seit 1778 an der Maternité in Paris. Er war ein Vertreter und Anwender des Schambeinschnittes, einer Operation die zu einer lebhaften Polemik unter den französischen Geburtshelfern führte. "En lisant ses ouvrages avec la réserve convenable, on peut trouver à y puiser quelques remarques ingénieuses et quelques faits intéressant." (Dezemeris). - Einbandecken bestossen. Kanten angeplatzt. Sprache: N

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        Théatre De Pierre Corneille, Avec Des Commentaires et Autres Morceaux Intéressans - Dix Volumes

      Paris 1776 - Reliure de cuir récente, cinq nerfs, lettrage et motifs décoratifs dorés au dos, tranches marbrées. Ex-libris d`ancien prop., cuir légèrement frotté, autrement très bonne condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Code of Gentoo Laws, or Ordinations of the Pundits. From a Persian Translation, Made From the Original, Written in the Shanscrit Language

      n.p., London 1776 - Contemporary boards, rebacked, a lovely ?large-paper copy First edition of the first work in English describing the principles of Hindu jurisprudence, digesting Sanscrit law; translated by Halhed, the English orientalist and the first European to perceive the philosophical affinities of Sanscrit and Latin [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Charlotte Bay

      London 1776 - A scarce and sought after map of Charlotte Bay in Greater Halifax. This area in present day contains numerous luxary cottages., Size : 680x975 (mm), 26.75x38.375 (Inches), Hand Colored

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        Kurze Lebensbeschreibung der heiligen Gottes mit den beweglichen Festen des Jahres nebst der Anwendung auf die Glaubens- und Sittenlehre fürdermalige Zeiten aus reinen Quellen mit Prüfung und Kritik zusammengetragen - Erster, zweyter, dritter und vierter Theil (4 BÜCHER;

      1776 - 620; 590; 626; 660; Gewebe (Grau). Zustand: Gut min. bis leicht gebräunt, gering braunfleckig, nur selten darüber hinausgehend braunfleckig (Innen); Titelblatt fehlt bei Theil 1; Theil 2+3 haben Schrifteinträge vor dem Titelblatt; Theil 3 zu Beginn wasserfleckig, verringert sich dann aber später auch an anderer Stelle etwas wasserfleckig; Schnitt leicht gebräunt; Insgesamt gibt es eine kleine fleckige Stellen bei 2 Bänden; Einband Außen hat geringe Gebrauchsspuren; Buch wurde nachgebunden; 3500 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Silva: or, a Discourse of Forest-Trees, and the Propagation of Timber in Hi s Majesty s Dominions: As it was delivered in the Royal Society, on the 15t h day of October, 1662. Upon occasion of certain quaeries propounded to tha t illustrious assembly, the Honourable the Principal Officers and Commissio ners of the Navy. Together with An Historical Account of the Sacredness an d Use of Standing Groves. With Notes by A. Hunter.

      York. Printed by A. Ward for J. Dodsley. 1776. - folio, 30.5cm, [48],649, [1],[ix]p., plus engraved frontis portrait (by F. Bartolozzi) and 37 engraved plates (35 being delicately and quite attracti vely coloured by a contemporary hand: And including 1 folding), folding tab les, subscribers list, indexes, in full calf, rebacked, gilt titles and sma ll decorations in the panels, bookplate a fine clean copy - Silva is consid ered the first important book on forest trees to be published in Great Brit ain. First issued by Evelyn in 1664, Hunter essentially doubled the size of the original text, and included finely engraved plates of foliage, flowers and fruits of various trees. Armorial bookplate of Sir Henry Goodricke, Ba r. Copies with contemporary hand colouring are rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Silva: Or, A Discourse Of Forest-Trees, And The Propagation of Timber in his Majesty's Dominions.Together With An Historical Account of the Sacredness and Use of Standing Groves.With Notes by A.Hunter, M.D. F.R.S.

      York: Printed by A.Ward for J.Dodsley, T.Cadell., 1776. - 4to. pp. 27 p.l. (incl. list of subscribers), 649, [9]index. engraved frontis. portrait of Evelyn by Bartolozzi, 40 engraved plates (1 folding), most drawn & engraved by John Miller (Johann Sebastian Müller). folding table. contemporary calf, rebacked preserving spine label, corners renewed (some offsetting from plates, scattered foxing & light browning). printed subscription receipt signed by Hunter tipped in. First Hunter Edition. Originally published in 1664, Evelyn's Sylva was "the first important book to be published in [Britain] on forest other work on arboriculture exerted a greater influence on forestry in this country.and certainly no other book on the subject was so often quoted." (Henrey, pp. 101, 108). This 1776 edition, prepared by Dr. Alexander Hunter [1729-1809] of York, virtually doubled the size of the original text, adding extensive annotations, practical instructions, and references to the best eighteenth century authorities, including Linnaeus, Philip Miller, Duhamel du Monceau, Buffon, and Pehr Kalm. There is an excellent account by William Speechly, gardener to the Duke of Portland, describing the method of forming plantations used at Welbeck. According to Hunter the text had been collated with all five of the previous editions and corrected with the help of "some Original Manuscripts". Also notable in this edition are the thirty-six fine plates showing foliage, flowers, and fruits of various types of trees, drawn and engraved by John Miller (Johann Sebastian Müller). Other plates include a 'Winter View of the Cawthorpe Oak', near Wetherby, Yorkshire, engraved by Miller after a drawing by William Burgh, and two views of the famous Greendale Oak at the Duke of Portland's estate engraved by Thomas Vivares and A.Rooker after drawings made in 1775 by Samuel Hieronymus Grimm. Henrey 137. Keynes 47 (calling for portrait & 39 plates) & 98. Pritzel 2766. cfRaphael, An Oak Spring Sylva, 33 (1786 edns.). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        A Botanical Arrangement of All the Vegetables Naturally Growing in Great Britain. With Descriptions of the Genera and Species, According to the System of Linnaeus. 2 volumes in One

      Birmingham: Printed by M. Swinney for T. Cadell and P Elmsley. G : in Good condition. Rebound. Some light staining to frontispiece plate. Rear plate repaired. Contents firm. 1776. First Edition. Black hardback cloth cover. 230mm x 130mm (9" x 5"). xcvi, 838pp. 12 copper plates including folding frontispiece. .

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        A Plan of New York Island, with part of Long Island, Staten Island & East New Jersey, with a particular Description of the Engagement on the Woody Heights of Long Island, between Flatbush and Brooklyn, on the 27h of August 1776,,,

      William Faden, London 1776 - Engraving. Engraved & Publish'd according to Act of Parliament Octr. 19th 1776 by Wm. Faden, successor to the late Mr. Ts. Jefferys, Geographer to the King, Charing Cross, London. Sheet size: 23 x 19 1/4". Inventory#: p1105pmat.

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        Coryat's Crudities:

      London: W. Cater; Samuel Hayes; J. Wilkie; and E. Easton at Salisbury,, 1776. Reprinted from the Edition of 1611. To which are now added, His Letters from India, &c. and extracts relating to him, From Various Authors: being A more particular Account of his Travels (mostly on Foot) in different Parts of the Globe, than any hitherto published. Together with his Orations, Character, Death, &c. With Copper-Plates. 3 volumes, octavo (200 × 120 mm). Nineteenth-century polished calf, contrast labels, spine gilt in compartments, double-ruled panel with floral corner-pieces to the boards, plain single line edge-roll, marbled edges and endpapers, milled roll to the turn-ins. 8 engraved plates copied from 17th-century blocks, engraved illustrations within text. Contemporary armorial bookplate and early ownership inscription of H. C. Morewood to first volume; later plates of Hardress Llewellyn Lloyd in all three. Joints, headcaps and one tear to side very skilfully repaired, an excellent set. First collected edition of the writings of Thomas Coryate (1577?–1617), effectively the second edition with additional material. The Crudities, describing his tour from London to Venice and back, is his best known work, with many points of historical interest, including his admirable rendering of the story of William Tell (cited as the earliest in English); it is also remembered for the prefatory mock-panegyric verses by the most illustrious authors of the day, including Jonson, Chapman, Donne, Campion, Harington, Drayton and others. The whole apparatus of the book, including these verses, the plates and the original spelling, is reproduced here. Coryate then set out on a second tour to Constantinople, visited Aleppo whence he walked to the Holy Land and back (sending notes home which were first published in Purchas his Pilgrimes, 1625), and then achieved the remarkable feat of walking from Jerusalem to India. After further wanderings within India, including a period living at the court of the Great Moghul, he died at or near Surat in Gujarat.

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        Reglement De La Confrerie De L'Adoration Perpetuelle Du S. Sacrament, Et La Bonne Mort. Erigee dans L'Eglise Paroissiale de Ville-Marie, en L'Isle de Montreal, en Canada

      Montreal, 1776., 1776. SECOND EDITION. 16mo., (11½ x 8½ cm). Contemporary grey paper covered boards, extremities generally worn, boards creased. Clean, but for a touch of marginal foxing and browning to end papers. Small school stamp. Very Good. Rare. Second Edition (First published in Philadelphia). One of the first books to be published by Mesplet, the first printer west of Quebec.

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        TRAITÉ SUR LA CAVALERIE, PAR Maréchal de Camp és Armées du Roi, & Inspecteur Général des Troupes - Légeres. Only Vol. Text.

      - Paris. Imp. Guillaume Desprez. M. DCC. LXXVI (1776). Solo El Tomo del Texto, faltando el Tomo de las Láminas, 32 dobles. 42x27 cm. Portadilla + Fronpisticio grabado a plena página + portada con grabado alegórico a las armas (14x19 cm.) + XXII + 1 folio liste des Souscripteurs +505 + 2 págs. 7 grabados en texto, al comienzo de capitulo y final del mismo, (12x18 cm. + -) faltando 11 au trait, letras capitulares ilust. Cum de Lampe. Grabados ideados y dibujados por Van Blaremberghe y grabados por unos 25 grabadores. Grandes márgenes y muy limpio, papel de hilo, últimas 40 páginas con picadura de insecto en los márgenes, muy bien restauradas con injertos. Holandesa piel época, lomo titulo y marcados los nervios con dorados, planos con papel imitación piel y falto algunos trozos en ambos planos. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Election Ball, In Poetical Letters from Mr. Inkle, at Bath, to his Wife at Glocester with a Poetical Address to John Miller, Esq. at Batheaston Villa

      Bath - Printed for the author by S. Hazard, 1776 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An Election Ball, In Poetical Letters from Mr. Inkle, at Bath, to his Wife at Glocester with a Poetical Address to John Miller, Esq. at Batheaston Villa by the author of the New Bath GuideSecond edition. In dual Latin and English. Containing The First Ode of the First Book of Horace Imitated addressed to John Miller. Condition: Disbound but with remnants of the original leather to backstrip. Externally, boards absent and wear to extremities. Internally, text block generally firmly bound but with last pages starting. Bright but with the odd mark to first and last pages. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Exercice des Commerçans, contenant des Assertions Consulaires sur l'Edit du mois de Novembre 1563, le titre XVI de l'Ordonnance du mois d'Avril 1667; ensemble sur l'Edit du mois de Janvier 1718, portant établissement d'une Jurisdiction Consulaire en la Ville de Valenciennes : Avec les Déclarations interprétatives, & des Arrêts de Règlement.

      Chez Valade 1776 - Dédié à Mgr. Hue de Miromesnil, 1 vol. in-4 reliure de l'époque pleine basane marbrée, dos à 5 nerfs orné, Chez Valade, Paris, 1776, 4 ff. et 724 pp.Titre complet : Exercice des Commerçans, contenant des Assertions Consulaires sur l'Edit du mois de Novembre 1563, le titre XVI de l'Ordonnance du mois d'Avril 1667; ensemble sur l'Edit du mois de Janvier 1718, portant établissement d'une Jurisdiction Consulaire en la Ville de Valenciennes : Avec les Déclarations interprétatives, & des Arrêts de Règlement. Des idées, projets & Parères sur la partie des Lettres de change, Billets à ordre & au Porteur, & sur plusieurs autres affaires de Commerce, avec différentes Questions, Remarques & Consultations, suivies d'une chronologie des Ordonnances sur les faillites & banqueroutes Edition originale. Etat très satisfaisant (plats lég. frottés, deux coins frottés, petit frott. et accroc en coiffe sup., petite mouill. angulaire au dernier ff., bon état par ailleurs). Conlon, XVI, 158 Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Burlington, NJ: Isaac Collins, 1776. First Edition. Hardcover. Light to moderate foxing, typical for American paper of this period. Near Fine in an attractive binding. Folio (8-3/4" x 13-1/8") bound by Brentano's in twentieth century 3/4 polished calf leather with a gilt-decorated and lettered spine, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers; viii, 493, [1], 6, 4, 4, 3, [1], 15, [1] pages (appears to lack a 6-page appendix). Covers the period from 1702 to 14 January 1776 with an appendix, three alphabetical tables, and an index. With numerous acts described including those on regulating slaves, taverns, fire arms, the militia, gambling and horse races, as well as acts dividing and forming counties. A wonderful compendium of colonial laws right up to the colonies' declaration of independence from England. Early calligraphic owner name of Joseph Stokes on the front endpaper and the bottom of the last page of the preface.

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        Silva [Sylva]: or, a discourse of forest-trees, and the propagation of timber in his Majesty’s dominions: . Together with an historical account of the sacredness and use of standing groves. By John Evelyn, . With notes by A. Hunter, . [bound with] Terra: a philosophical discourse of Earth. Relating to the culture and improvement of it for vegetation, and the propagation of plants, as it was presented to the Royal Society. By J. Evelyn, Esq; F.R.S. With notes by A. Hunter, M. D. F.R.S [First Hunter Editions]

      Printed by A. Ward for J. Dodsley; T. Cadell; J. Robson; and T. Durham, London. W. Creech and J. Balfour, Edinburgh [through 1787], York 1776 - First Hunter Edition (sixth overall, first published 1664), virtually doubling the size of the original text, with the scarce 10pp advertisement (ESTC locates only one other such copy, at the Bodleian). Two works bound in one: 4to: [54],649,[11], with an engraved portrait frontispiece of Evelyn by F. Bartolozzi, 40 copper-engraved plates by Johann Sebastian Muller (including one folding, "A Winter View of the Canthorpe Oak") of detailed drawings of foliage, flowers and fruits, and a folding table; and [8],74,[4],[10]pp advertisement, with one folding table and one aquatint with tissue guard intact. Beautifully bound in full russia calf, very skillfully recornered and rebacked with original back strip laid on; gilt title to spine; gilt borders to covers, edges and inner edges; marbled end papers and silk page marker. Very slightly rubbed, light browning and offsetting to pages, but overall quite bright and fresh, the plates in deep, rich impressions. Provenance: John Peachey's eighteenth-century engraved armorial bookplate to front paste down (a search of other titles bearing Paechey's plate reveals a preference for russia calf, so he may have had the book bound). Label of Newselles Library, possibly that of the Earls of Scales. Book ticket of Henry Sotheran, Booksellers. Henrey 137. Keynes 47. Gibson's Library, p. 122. Nissen BBI 615. ESTC Citation Nos. T123233 and T147758. In 1652, Evelyn set about to create the garden at Sayes Court (the 200-acre Deptford estate his father-in-law held from the crown), a project that signaled the start of a serious interest in garden design. This led to his writing the Elysium Britannicum, an encyclopedic history of gardens and gardening practices that occupied him for most of his life. His pioneering works on tree cultivation (Silva, 1664) and on soils (A Philosophical Discourse of Earth, 1676; in later editions entitled Terra: a philosophical discourse) were both outgrowths of Elysium Britannicum. Although primarily intended to encourage tree planting after the devastation of the civil war, Silva was also a learned account of the growth and uses of native trees interpolated by an edited collection of material sent in by Fellows of the Royal Society from different parts of the country (indeed, Silva was the first book to carry the Society’s imprimatur). By its fourth edition it also contained ‘an Historical Account of the Sacredness and Use of Standing Groves.’ Silva's handsome reissue in 1776, with additional plates and with "learned and extensive" (Keynes) annotations, practical instructions, and references to the best eighteenth century authorities by Alexander Hunter, gave it renewed popularity. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The trials on the informations which in pursuance of an order of the House of Commons, were filed by His Majesty's Attorney General against Richard Smith, Esq. and Thomas Brand Hollis, Esq. for having been guilty of notorious bribery, and thereby procuring themselves to be elected and returned burgesses to serve in Parliament for the borough of Hindon, tried by a special jury on Tuesday the 12th of March, 1776. at the assize holden at Salisbury for the county of Wilts; before the honourable Sir Beaumont Hotham, Knt, One of the Barons of his Majesty's Court of Exchequer. Taken in short-hand by Joseph Gurney.

      London: sold by G. Kearsley; and M. Gurney, [1776]. - 31,[1]p.; 4to. Uncut, stab-sewn as issued. Paper very lightly browned but an excellent copy as issued. First edition. L, Dt, Lpro, O; MH-L, NcD (-sig.B), CaOTY, CtY, KU-S in ESTC on-line. Thomas Brand inherited a huge fortune from his friend and travelling companion Thomas Hollis and the same year (1774) changed his name to Thomas Brand Hollis. Flush with cash, Brand-Hollis successfully brought a seat in Parliament for the borough of Hindon, Wiltshire, but the machinations of his agent and the sour grapes of his defeated rivals for the borough, culminated in a prosecution as a result of which Brand-Hollis was fined heavily and sentenced to prison. Later, in 1786 and 1787, Brand-Hollis, an Americanophile, became friends with and hosted John Adams and his wife, whilst Adams was American ambassador in England. Brand-Hollis already had connections in America and was a member of the Society of Arts and Sciences there, as well as a patron of Harvard, where he was awarded an honorary degree. The present work represents an episode Brand-Hollis, as a collector and antiquary, philanthropist and essayist, would rather have avoided: certainly his heir and apologist, John Disney, skates over this episode in an unconvincing way. Rendered in a rather conversational style, the trial was taken down in short-hand by Joseph Gurney, and reveals much of the rotten machinations which were the hallmark of the Parliamentary system of the day. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      London: Printed for the Royal Society, . 1776 - [4],44pp. Half title. Small quarto. Three-quarter 20th- century calf over marbled boards, gilt label. Leaf C4 (signed C3) a cancel, as usual. Occasional minor foxing, ink stain on p.2. A very good copy, bound with five other works by Pringle, listed below. Extremely rare. One of the most significant of all the printed works relating to Cook's voyages and their importance. This is the first appearance in print of Cook's epoch- making account of the successful measures taken against scurvy on his first two voyages. There were several later versions and translations, but the original edition of this milestone publication has long been acknowledged as a major rarity. The paper on scurvy was read to the Royal Society by its president, Sir John Pringle (in the absence of Cook himself, then just beginning his final voyage), as the year's Copley medal award winner, and immediately published in this form. Pringle's long presentation address, quoting directly from Cook and other sources, is followed by Cook's paper and an extract from a letter by Cook to Pringle written from Plymouth Sound in July 1776. The paper subsequently appeared in the official account of the second voyage and in the PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS of the Royal Society. In 1783 a series of six of Pringle's discourses at the annual presentations of the Copley medal was published in one volume. "In Pringle's discourse on preserving the health of mariners he includes the first printing of Captain Cook's important paper entitled: 'The Method taken for preserving the Health of the Crew of His Majesty's Ship the Resolution during her late Voyage round the World.' In this paper, which Cook communicated to Pringle, President of the Royal Society, Cook describes the supplies carried on the voyage and his maintenance of the cleanliness of his ship and crew. It was included by Pringle in his discourse commemorating Cook's receipt of the Copley medal" - Norman sale. The winning of the battle against scurvy was one of the most important achievements in the general field of exploration. It made possible the major voyages that followed. As Robert Hughes so aptly put it in THE FATAL SHORE: "malt juice and pickled cabbage put Europeans in Australia as microchip circuitry would put Americans on the moon." This copy is very appropriately accompanied by five other Royal Society discourses of the period. A DISCOURSE. is here bound chronologically with five other Pringle first editions: A DISCOURSE ON THE DIFFERENT KINDS OF AIR (1774), A DISCOURSE ON THE TORPEDO (1775), A DISCOURSE ON THE ATTRACTION OF MOUNTAINS (1775), A DISCOURSE ON THE INVENTION AND IMPROVEMENTS OF THE REFLECTING TELESCOPE (1778), and A DISCOURSE ON THE THEORY OF GUNNERY (1778). The Streeter- Norman copy of the DISCOURSE.FOR PRESERVING THE HEALTH OF MARINERS was also bound with these five additional works by Pringle. STREETER SALE 2410. NORMAN SALE 378. GARRISON-MORTON 2156, 3714. BEDDIE 1290. HOLMES 20. KROEPELIEN 1065.

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        Artificial Fireworks, .... With All the Ingredients, Compositions, Preparations, Machines, Moulds, and Manner to Make Them, Refining Salt-Petre, and to Extract it From Damaged Gun-Powder &c.. Also, Mr. Muller's Fireworks, For Sea and Land Service

      London: J. Millan. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Fold-out plate 4 missing (in a sequence of 7.) Internal repairs made to tear on page 125/126, and to fold out plate number 3. Corner of plate 7 missing (impinging slightly.) Other illustrations listed on the contents page not bound-in. Rebound with new eps. Previous owner inscription. 1776. The Second Edition Corrected. Yellow hardback cloth cover. 210mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). 193p + Plates +3pp catalogue. Six fold out copper plates. .

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      Germantown: Christoph Saur, 1776. - [4],992,277,[3]pp. Quarto. Contemporary calf over wooden boards, clasps lacking. Hinges cracked but solid, extremities worn. Light foxing and soiling, moderate wear to first and last few leaves. Good. In a custom cloth box, gilt leather label. The third edition of the first European- language Bible printed in America, famously known as the "Gun-Wad Bible," after its use in the American Revolutionary War as cartridge paper during the Battle of Germantown. It is also notable for being the first Bible printed from type cast in America. Reputed to have been printed in an edition of 3000 copies, most are said to have been destroyed by the British during the battle. The present edition was printed by Christopher Saur II, son of Christoph Saur the elder, a native of Wittgenstein, Germany. The elder Saur emigrated to Germantown, Pennsylvania and practiced medicine before turning to printing. It was he who printed the 1743 first edition; the son then printed a second edition in 1763. EVANS 14663. HILDEBURN 3336. SABIN 5194.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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      G. Robinson, London 1776 - A very good and tight copy in contemporary full calf. FIRST EDITION. COMPLETE WITH TWO FOLDING MAPS, ONE OF NORTH AMERICA AND ONE OF THE WST INDIES.RARE: Only one copy has come up for auction in the last sixty years, which was a 2nd edition and was missing one of the maps. A recent copy sold on line for thirteen hundred, which also was a 2nd edition and missing both maps. THIS IS THE FIRST EDITION WITH BOTH MAPS IN FINE CONDITION. A very nice copy. = WE SHIP ALL BOOKS WITH DELIVERY CONFIRMATION. Please inquire before ordering. Insurance and Delivery Confirmation is required. = WE HAVE BEEN SELLING USED BOOKS FOR OVER 32 YEARS. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Booklegger's Used Books ABAA]
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