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        STATE OF MASSACHUSETT'S [sic] BAY.AN ACT TO PREVENT MONOPOLY AND OPPRESSION [caption title].

      [Boston ]. 1777 - 11pp. String-tied self-wrappers, as issued. Contemporary ink notations on first page and verso of final text page. Two small holes in final leaf, affecting about five words. Very good. The present copy bears the ownership signature of Jonathan Stone of the central Massachusetts town of Rutland, just north of Worcester. The final blank page contains Stone's ink notes recording the names of leading Rutland citizens and politicians, as well as several calculations. In 1777, Massachusetts passed a State Price Act, allowing towns to set prices on various groceries and commodities to prevent profiteering through hoarding and price gouging. This printed version of the Act, passed Jan. 25, sets out the reasoning for the law in a preamble, provides a list of goods and services with the maximum prices that could be asked, and authorizes localities throughout the state to set their own prices based on "usage and custom." The law was repealed in October 1777. EVANS 15404. CUSHING 976. NAIP w033147.

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        Kartenspieler.

      . Radierung in Crayonmanier, 1777, nach einer Zeichnung von Frans van Mieris (1635-1681), auf Bütten, verso mit dem Künstlerzeichen (Lugt 2725) und Nummer "7264" in brauner Feder. 19,2:14,6 cm. - Mit einem kleinen Braunfleck in der Darstellung. Radiert von Ploos' Werkstattmitarbeiter Cornelis Brouwer (tätig zwischen 1781-1802). Literatur: Wurzbach und Laurentius/Niemeijer 26. Publiziert 1777.. Ploos van Amstel gelang es um 1758 nach zahlreichen und langwierigen graphischen Versuchen, Zeichnungen täuschend ähnlich zu reproduzieren. Die Vorlage zum vorliegenden Blatt von H. Averkamp (1585 - nach 1663) befindet sich heute in der Teyler-Stiftung in Haarlem.

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        THE HONBLE. SR. WM. HOWE. KNIGHT OF THE BATH & COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF HIS MAJESTY'S FORCES IN AMERICA.

      London: John Morris, . 1777 - Mezzotint portrait, 7 1/2 x 10 inches. Slight edge wear, minor tape repair in upper corners. Brief biography in pencil on verso. Image quite clean. Very good. An attractive mezzotint portrait of Sir William Howe, executed while he was serving as commander of the British forces in America. Howe is shown in a half-length standing pose, wearing the star and sash of the Order of the Bath. Howe succeeded Gage as commander of the British forces in the colonies during the Revolution, serving in this capacity from 1775 to 1778. He was quite popular with his troops, and the casual pose struck here communicates a sense of his pleasant demeanor. This print is an ample demonstration of the demand in England at the time for images of British war heroes. Howe had distinguished himself as early as the French and Indian War, and his stature as commander of British forces in North America helped create a market for his image, along with those of other key military leaders. British printers responded by creating several portraits, most of them bearing little resemblance to their subject. These portraits were instead created from a basic visual template. The present portrait of Howe is one such example of this trend, as it bears little resemblance to other contemporary portraits of him, and there is no record of the General having sat for a portrait by a Charles Corbutt. To further complicate matters, "Charles Corbutt" was a pseudonym used by a Dublin- born engraver named Richard Purcell. A fine example of Revolutionary iconography. CRESSWELL, pp.40-41 (ref). ANB 11, p.345.

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        The Complete Farmer: or, a General Dictionary of Husbandry, in all its Branches

      J. F. and C. Rivington, S. Crowder, et al, London 1777 - Unpaginated; 111, [4] p. 28 cm. Frontispiece plus 27 folding copperplates. Full leather. Spine has been rebacked. Gouge in front cover, corners worn. Owner's bookplate on front pastedown. A few small stains. Title continues: "Containing thte various Methods of Cultivating and Improving every Species of Land, According to the Precepts of both the Old and New Husbandry. Comprising every Thing valuable in the best Writers on this Subject, viz. Linnaeus, Chateauvieux, the Marquis of Turbilly, Platt, Evelyn, Worlidge, Mortimer, Tull, Ellis, Miller, Hale, Lisle, Roque, Mills, Young, &c. Together with A Great Variety of New Discoveries and Improvements. Also The Whole Business of Breeding, Managing, and Fattening Cattle of all Kinds; and the most approved Methods of curing the various Diseases to which they are subject. Together with the Method of raising BEES, and of acquiring large Quantities of Wax and Honey, without destroying those laborious Insects. To which is added, Gardeder's Kalendar, Calculated for the Use of Farmers and Country Gentlemen. Illustrated with a great Variety of Folio Copper-Plates, finely engraved; exhibiting all the Instruments used in Husbandry; particularly those lately invented, and presented to the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, &c. in London; many of which have never yet appeared in a Work of this Nature." As with many reference books, the illustrations are one of the most fascinating parts - great horse's head on Pl. XVII. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rona, A Poem in Seven Books illustrated with a Correct Map of the Hebrides and Elegant Engravings

      London.: J. Murray.. First edition.. 1777.. 7 engraved plates and folding map, Dedication and Introduction (i-xviii)+ 219 pp, plus 1pp adverts for other Murray books, approximately 11 x 9 inches, leather covered boards (hardbound). Front cover, front free endpaper, title page and first engraving all detatched. Contemporary leather binding is in poor condition, with abrasion to leather, corners bumped, spine chipped and cracked. One inch repaired tear to map where it is attached; contents clean and bright. Engravings by James Caldwall after William Hamilton. Large folding map of the Hebrides (dated 1776) by M. J. Armstrong. A verse tragedy in rhyming iambic pentameter lines that unfolds in seven chapters, each prefaced by the Argument. The tale told is that of the misanthrope Basilius who spurns mankind, retreating with his young daughter Cleora to Rona, a remote island in the Hebrides whose inhabitants are unacquainted with the wider world. Years pass; Cleora and a shepherd of Rona, Philemon, fall in love with the blessing of Basilius. Tragedy comes with intruders from the outside world and, by the poem's end, Basilius, his daughter and her lover are dead. .

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        Namnkunniga svenska herrars och fruers skåde-penningar afritade och i koppar stuckne; med bifogade lefvernes-beskrifningar utgifne [Renowned Swedish gentlemen's and women's portraits drawn and engraved in copper; published with biographies attached]. I-III.

      1777 - Stockholm, J. G. Lange, 1777-81. 4:o. (4),320 pp. & 10 engraved plates + 218 pp. & 10 engraved plates. Nice early 19th-century tree calf with gilt spine. A couple of dampstains on the back cover, insert with partial foxing and a few dampstains, repair to lower margin on p. 319 in the first volume. Plates with a few spots. A good copy from Östanå Manor in Sweden.Hesse Svensk numismatisk bibliografi 535-37. Setterwall Svensk historisk bibliografi 5041. Warmholtz Bibliotheca historica Sueo-Gothica 9301 for the first two "flocks" (volumes). The third "flock" published by G. J. Adlerbeth. A planned fourth "flock" was never published, despite the fact that 16 plates had already been engraved. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bäume und Sträucher an einem Bachlauf.

      1777 1777 - Radierung, auf gelblichem Velin, im weißen Schriftrand vom Künstler in Bleistift signiert und datiert „Heinr. Troll Vitod: fec. Basel 1777". 22:19,5 cm. Provenienz: Sammlung Friedrich August von Sachsen, Lugt 971. Nicht bei Nagler und Le Blanc. - Aus der Frühzeit des Künstlers stammender prachtvoller Abdruck vor der Schrift, mit Rand um die Plattenkante. Etwas fleckig.

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        Lehrbrief für den Lust-Gärtner Thomas Petersen Keelsen aus Elsmark auf der Insel Alsen. Ausgestellt vom Kunst- und Lustgärtner Diederich Carl Peterson.

      Gravenstein/Graasten, 1777 - Gravenstein/Graasten, 1777. ca. 35,5 x 55 cm. Tusche auf Pergament. Sehr schön. Am Rand beschnitten. Das aufwändig in Tusche kalligraphisch eingeleitete und gezeichnete Dokument ist farbfrisch und sehr dekorativ. Im unteren Bereich des Siegelbandes gedoppelt, mittig mit dem originalen farbigen Siegelband aus Seide durchflochten. Die dekorative Wirkung wird deutlich verstärkt durch die kontrastreich in grüner Tusche gerahmte filigrane Durchbrechung der Urkunde, die mit einer zentralen kleinteiligen Rosette an ein barockes Gartenparterre erinnert. Am Austritt ist das Siegelband bündig abgeschnitten, das Siegel (wie so oft) also nicht mehr vorhanden. Unterschrift in Tinte leicht verblasst. Schloss Gravenstein/Graasten ist heute Sommerresidenz des dänischen Königshauses. Die Schlossgärten sind nur teilweise der Öffentlichkeit zugänglich. [Gesellenbrief Dänemark Sonderburg Danmark] Sprache: deu Sehr schön. Am Rand beschnitten.

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        Insel Rügen. Stubbenkammer von Unten nördlich von Königstuhl." Blick entlang der Kreidefelsen von Großstubbenkammer, Königstuhl und Kleinstubbenkammer nach Südosten auf das offene Meer.

      - Lithographie von A. Kunike (1777 Greifswald oder Insel Rügen-Wien 1838), auf festem Velin. Darstellungsgröße 26:34,9 cm, Blattgröße 39,1:51,7 cm. Mit der Adresse von Kunikens lithogr. Anstalt in Wien. Vergleichsliteratur: H. Börsch-Supan/K.W. Jähnig, Caspar David Friedrich. Gemälde, Druckgraphiken und bildmäßige Zeichnungen. München, 1973, Nrn. 90-93. Sämtliche hier beschriebenen Zeichnungen Friedrichs, die „Stubbenkammer" zum Motiv haben, sind verschollen oder ihr Verbleib unbekannt. Die Nähe unserer Lithographie besonders zu Nr. 90 ist evident. Titel war zuerst Schüler von J.G. Quistorp (1755-1835), dann seit 1801 in Dresden, zur gleichen Zeit mit seinen etwas älteren Landsleuten C.D. Friedrich (1774-1840) und Ph.O. Runge (1777-1810), über die er sich allerdings beklagte „welche so überspannte, schwärmerische Ideen mit der Kunst verbinden, ohne im mindesten ordentlich zeichnen zu können". Auch in Wien 1802-1806 steht er nicht im Lager der jungen Revolutionäre, sondern unter dem Einfluß des David-Schülers René Théod. Berton (1776-1859). Ein Italienaufenthalt fällt in die Jahre 1806-1819. In Florenz wurde er von J.Ph. Hackert (1737-1807) aufgenommen, in Rom hatte er nahmen Umgang mit B. Thorvaldsen, A. Canova und D. Rauch. Seit 1822 lebte er als geschätzter Porträtist in Stettin, seit 1826 bis zu seinem Tode war er als Nachfolger Quistorps Universitätszeichenlehrer in Greifwald. In Titels wenigen Landschaften machen sich romantische Anklänge stärker bemerkbar, vor allem an den Norweger Dahl, den er bezeichnenderweise seinem Landsmann Friedrich, mit dem er persönlich befreundet war (vgl. Reisetagebuch von 1831), künstlerisch vorgezogen hat.

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        CATECHISMO PER L'USO Delle Reali Guardie Wallone, e Forastieri stabiliti in Spagna

      Joaquin Ibarra, Madrid 1777 - "CATECHISMO PER L'USO Delle Reali Guardie Wallone, e Forastieri stabiliti in Spagna. DEDICATO All Illmo e Rmo. Monsignore D. Filippo Bertran, Vescovo di Salamanca, ed inquisitore generale". En 12ª 4h + 299 p. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Vie privée et criminelle d'Antoine-François Desrues contenant les particularités de sa jeunesse, ses mauvaises inclinations, son insigne hypocrisie; & le détail des manoeuvres abominables & des crimes atroces commis, de dessein prémédité, par ce scélérat, envers la Dame de Lamotte & son fils.

      à Avignon, et se trouve à Paris, chez Cailleau, 1777, in 12, de 130pp., portrait gravé en front., demi-veau bleu XIXe, coiffes et charnières frottées, petite restauration à deux ff. sinon bon exemplaire. Edition originale. L'épicier Desrues s'était enrichi d'escroqueries et empoisonna la femme et le fils de son créancier. Il fut roué vif en 1777 en place de Grève, son corps fut brûlé et les cendres dispersées. La littérature populaire en fit le prototype de l'assassin fourbe et méchant, ceci d'autant plus qu'il aurait été hermaphrodite. L'affaire causa un grand trouble dans la population, car le petit peuple voyait en lui un simple martyr, ce qui conduisit les autorités à faire diffuser des textes et images pour convaincre le public de sa culpabilité. Cailleau semble avoir été l'homme de cette propagande. ¶ Barbier IV.973.

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        Merkwürdigkeiten der obischen Ostjaken, Samojeden, daurischen Tungusen, udinskischen Bergtataren. Nebst andern dahin gehörigen Nachrichten und Kupfern. Frankfurt und Leipzig 1777. 8°. 1 Bll., 334 S., mit 4 (mehrf. gef.) Kupfertafeln u. 1 (mehrf. gef.) Kupferkarte, Pbd. d. Zt. mit hs. Rsch.

      . . Cat. Russica M.875 - Nitsche-St. 139.- Auszug aus Pallas Reisen durch verschiedene Provinzen des rußischen Reichs, 3. Teil.- Erste Ausgabe dieser Bearbeitung von A. W. Huppel.- "Bericht über Pallas' Reise durch das Gebiet der Ostjaken, Samojeden, Tungusen, Balkaren (Bergtataren), Votjaken, Ceremissen bis in die Steppe bei Caricyn an der Wolga. Beschreibung der Lebensgewohnheiten dieser Völker, Hinweise auf den Handel zwischen Rußland und China, auf Geographie und Tierwelt Sibiriens." (Nitsche-St.).- Mit einer gr. Karte (37 x 44 cm) "Vorstellung der zwischen der Wolga und dem Ural-Fluss gelegnen Wüsten, Steppen und der benachbarten Gegenden".- Innendeckel mit Exlibris, Titel verso gestempelt, etw. gebräunt u. tls. etw. wasserfleckig, Ebd. etw. berieben.

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        Historiske Efterretninger om velfortiente Danske Adelsmaend, med deres Stamme-Tavler og Portraiter. Oversatte, forögede og forbedrede [af C. Liunge].

      . 3 bd. Kbhvn.: Godiche 1777-79. Med 26 kobberstukne portraetter, kort over Trankebar, foldet kobberstukket planche med gengivelse af mindemedaljen for slaget i Köge Bugt, planche med gengivelse af "De over Griffenfeld slagne Madailler", kobberstik med gengivelse af "Den Moltkiske gravsten i Kielby Kirke", kobberstukket propekt af Uranienborg og Stjerneborg pa Ven, samt 70 genealogiske tabeller og talrige kobberstukne vign. i teksten. Eksemplar med bred margin indbundet i samtidigt halvlaeder med pasatte, let slidte skindtitelfelter og guldstreger pa rygge. Tomefelter mangler delvist guldtrykket. * Tycho de Hofmans böger hörer til tidens smukkeste. Han opholdt sig mange ar i udlandet, isaer i Paris, og erhvervede sig her i omgang med en raekke af tidens fornemste bogkunstnere et indgaende kendskab til og forkaerlighed for den nye franske bogkunst. Omtaler udförligt 41 fremtraedende danske adelsmaend og deres familier med tilhörende stamtavler og portraetter. Bl.a. kan fremhaeves, Giedde, Huidtfeldt, Rantzau, Trolle, Griffenfeld, Adeler, Tordenskiold, Brahe (med laengere afsnit om Tycho Brahe illustr. med portraet, prospekter af Uraniborg og Stjerneborg, kort over Hveen og epitaphiet i Prag), Thott, Trolle, Krag, Kaas, Holstein m. fl. Ved udsmykningen af dette vaerk medvirkede bade franske, tyske, hollandske og engelske kunstnere. Bibl. Dan. III,937. Achen/Rostock 1007..

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        Paradise Lost

      Philadelphia: Printed by Robert Bell, 1777. - First American Edition of John Milton's Paradise Lost [and] Paradise Regain'dA Spectacular Copy in it's Original Full Sheep BindingMILTON, John. Paradise Lost. A Poem, in Twelve Books. The Author John Milton. With the Life of Milton. By Thomas Newton, D.D., [and] Paradise Regain'd. A Poem, in Four Books. To which are added, Samson Agonistes: and Poems on Several Occasions. Philadephia: Printed by Robert Bell, 1777.First American Edition. Two octavo volumes (7 7/8 x 4 3/4 inches; 200 x 120 mm.). [i, half-title], [ii, advertisements], [iii, title-page], [iv, blank], [v-vii, dedication by Andrew Marvell], [8] - 328; [i-ii, blank, [iii, half-title], [iv, blank], [v, title-page], [vi, blank], [vii, The Stationer to the Reader], [viii, Contents], [329] - 350, [351-382, Index], [383-444, Life of Milton], [i, half-title, Poems], [ii, blank], [446-474, Poems], [475, Paradise Regain'd], [476, blank], [477-545], [546, blank], [547, Samson Agonistes], [548, blank], [549-603], [604, blank], [605]-640, (Comus), [2 blank]. Engraved portrait by John Norman of John Milton facing title-page of volume one. Some light foxing and staining throughout. The blank top margins of both title-pages have the (nineteenth century) ink stamped name of "J. Hubley*".Full contemporary American sheep, spines with five raised bands, ruled in blind, blind stamped "M" in second panel, blind stamped "1" & "2" in second compartments, board edges decoratively blind-stamped. Joints and corners slightly rubbed but absolutely sound. Brown stain on lower margin of Cccc1 (pp. 465/6), a few small marginal tears or paper faults, some very light pencil 'jottings' on recto of front free enpaper and rear enpapers of volume one. An absolutely unsophisticated, untouched, totally original example.John Milton had been dead for just over a century by the time of this publication. Paradise Lost influenced the Founding Fathers, and while the text of his most famous work was widely available in imported editions, the printing of this work during the American Revolution was an acknowledgment of its significance.Paradise Lost, which chronicles Satan’s temptation of Adam and Eve and their expulsion from Eden, is widely regarded as his masterpiece and one of the greatest epic poems in world literature. Since its first publication, the work has continually elicited debate regarding its theological themes, political commentary, and its depiction of the fallen angel Satan who is often viewed as the protagonist of the work. The epic has had wide-reaching effect, inspiring other long poems, such as Alexander Pope‘s The Rape of the Lock, William Wordsworth‘s The Prelude and John Keats‘s Endymion, as well as Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, and deeply influencing the work of Percy Bysshe Shelley and William Blake, who illustrated an edition of the epic."Over a century after the first publication of Paradise Lost in London, the Philadelphia printer Robert Bell, perhaps inspired by the Revolution, ignored British copyright and published this two-volume edition of Milton's work. This is the extremely rare first American edition, in contemporary sheep binding with a frontispiece portrait engraving by John Norman, to which a previous owner has added a moustache in ink. Milton had long enjoyed a high reputation in this country. Thomas Jefferson, like many of his contemporaries, regarded Milton as one of the greatest poets of the English language. In his essay "Thoughts on English Prosody," he declared blank verse to be "the most precious part of our poetry," citing the opening of Paradise Lost as an example In Bell's edition, Milton's two sonnets on the subject of his blindness are printed together on one page. Sonnet 22 (here numbered VII) is a Petrarchan sonnet addressed to his pupil and friend, Cyriack Skinner (1627–1700). Written in late 1654 or early 1655, three years after Milton had become totally blind, it remained unpublished during Milton's lifetime (1608-1674). The manuscript is written i

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        A View of Halifax, in Nova Scotia, taken from the Eastern shore

      London: Published by J.F.W. Des Barres in 'The Atlantic Neptune', 1777. Etching with aquatint, printed in sepia, contemporary hand-colouring. Printed on laid paper with `J Bates' watermark and 'J.B.' countermark. Strengthened at fold and at the bottom platemark. A very fine view of Halifax and its harbour, with full period hand-colouring, from one of the finest marine atlases ever made. 'The Atlantic Neptune' was the first great marine atlas, and one of the greatest achievements of eighteenth century cartography. Published in England in 1774, it contained over 250 charts and views of the North American and Canadian coasts. The charts were intensely detailed and contained both hydrographical and topographical details. The Neptune was compiled and published for the Royal Navy by Joseph F. W. Des Barres, a Swiss cartographer who joined the Royal American Regiment as a surveyor. Des Barres fought in the French and Indian wars and was enlisted to survey the Canadian coastline. While his fellow surveyor, Samuel Holland charted the New England coast, Des Barres mapped the coasts of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and the Gulf of the St. Lawrence. In 1774, Des Barres returned to England where he compiled and published his monumental atlas; his dedication to the project was so strong that he published an updated version of the work every year until 1784. Des Barres' work was to such a degree superior to any other contemporary atlas, that the maps were used as the standard charts of the East coast for over 50 years. The Neptune remains one of the most important atlases ever printed, its views and maps chart the history of North America and allow us to glimpse a forgotten land long changed by the passage of time.This tranquil, beautifully colored panoramic view of Halifax is taken from near Dartmouth, by the narrows, and it illustrates the depth of the harbour by showing seven British warships anchored off-shore. These ships remind us of the rebellion in the other colonies at this very moment. The town of Halifax is shown to fully occupy the opposite shore all the way down to the South End of the peninsula. Way off in the distance is the Atlantic Ocean. Spendlove, The Face of Early Canada , Chapter 4: "J.F.W. Des Barres and The Atlantic Neptune"; pp. 18-22; Debard, "The Family Origins of Joseph Fredericks Wallet DesBarres: A Riddle Finally Solved", Nova Scotia Historical Review, Vol 14, No. 2 (1994), p.15; Stevens 47B.

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        Histoire du Royaume de Majorque avec ses annexes pour servir à l'Histoire de France, & à celle d'Espagne de Dom Jean de Ferreras.

      Maestricht, Chez Jean-Edme Duffour & Philippe Roux 1777 - Maestricht, Chez Jean-Edme Duffour & Philippe Roux, 1777.- - 4.º(27 cm), VII, 549p., dividido en tres partes, cabeceras y capitulares, apostillas marginales y notas a pie de página, lista de escritores baleares, descripción histórica de Baleares hasta el reinado de Felipe II. Encuadernado en media piel, nervios y título dorado en lomera, ex-libris y sello de la Maison des jésuites de Laval. Rara en mercado. Pequeña falta en cabeza del lomo y corte en cajo(2,5 cm), marca de óxido en el margen interno solo en las primeras páginas. Buen estado general.(Palau: 113418) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works

      London: Printed for W. Strahan, J.F. and C. Rivington, L. Davis, W.Owen ?, 1777. Eighth edition & second quarto edition (after the 1768 Hollis Edition). Engraved copperplate frontispiece portrait of Locke by Cipriani. Folding chart in vol. I. 4 vols. 4to. Full contemporary polished calf, red and green title labels, a few hinges neatly repaired. Unobstrusive labels on pastedowns. Handsome copy. "This edition of Locke's Works is generally considered the best" (Christophersen).

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        Miscellaneous observations on planting and training timber-trees, particularly calculated for the climate of Scotland

      Edinburgh: Printed for Charles Elliot, Edinburgh, and Thomas Cadell, London, 1777. FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. Contemporary polished sprinkled calf, red morocco lettering piece, minor wear to extremities. IN VERY GOOD ANTIQUARIAN CONDITION. Octavo. 4 ff., 230 pp. With the half-title. SCARCE AND LITTLE-KNOWN WORK ON SCOTTISH TIMBER. Issued pseudonymously, this is the sole printing in book form. Here James Anderson urges timber planting as a profitable source of revenue for Scotland, and provided a wealth of information on how best to accomplish this goal. The work is composed of 11 letters which were issued in "The Weekly Magazine, or Edinburgh Amusement" between 1771 and 1773. There is practical advice on sheltered and open locations for planting, the best soil for fir trees, the manufacture of turpentine from firs, the production of resin from larch trees and tar from pine trees, the manufacture of maple syrup, the uses of oak bark, and advice on pruning. * In his many publications, James Anderson (1739-1808) promoted a more informed and scientific approach to Scottish farming, and is noteworthy for his leadership in the advancement of Scotch agriculture. Especially significant is his 1777 pamphlet entitled "An Inquiry into the Nature of the Corn Laws, with a view to the Corn Bill proposed for Scotland," which contains a complete statement of the theory of rent generally called after Ricardo. * EXCELLENT COPY with an interesting contemporary provenance: armorial bookplate of John James Maxwell, 4th Baron Farnham (1759-1823), of Farnham House, in County Cavan, Ireland. The book would have been much appreciated at Farnham House, which is described as one of the "noblest ornaments of the county." It is surrounded by a demesne of nearly 3000 acres, comprising the richest pastures and the greatest variety of scenery, adorned with wood and water. Half-title inscribed "Lucy Barry" in an early hand. * Not in ABPC CD-ROM (listing auctions since 1978). REFERENCES: DNB. Henrey 409. Desmond pp. 11-12. Goldsmiths-Kress no. 11546. The work appears in the agricultural section of Gale's "The Making of the Modern Economy," a list of important economic literature.

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        The Complete Farmer: or, a General Dictionary of Husbandry, in all its Branches

      London: J. F. and C. Rivington, S. Crowder, et al, 1777. Third edition, corrected and improved. Leather bound. Very good. Unpaginated; 111, [4] p. 28 cm. Frontispiece plus 27 folding copperplates. Full leather. Spine has been rebacked. Gouge in front cover, corners worn. Owner's bookplate on front pastedown. A few small stains. Title continues: "Containing thte various Methods of Cultivating and Improving every Species of Land, According to the Precepts of both the Old and New Husbandry. Comprising every Thing valuable in the best Writers on this Subject, viz. Linnaeus, Chateauvieux, the Marquis of Turbilly, Platt, Evelyn, Worlidge, Mortimer, Tull, Ellis, Miller, Hale, Lisle, Roque, Mills, Young, &c. Together with A Great Variety of New Discoveries and Improvements. Also The Whole Business of Breeding, Managing, and Fattening Cattle of all Kinds; and the most approved Methods of curing the various Diseases to which they are subject. Together with the Method of raising BEES, and of acquiring large Quantities of Wax and Honey, without destroying those laborious Insects. To which is added, Gardeder's Kalendar, Calculated for the Use of Farmers and Country Gentlemen. Illustrated with a great Variety of Folio Copper-Plates, finely engraved; exhibiting all the Instruments used in Husbandry; particularly those lately invented, and presented to the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, &c. in London; many of which have never yet appeared in a Work of this Nature." As with many reference books, the illustrations are one of the most fascinating parts - great horse's head on Pl. XVII.

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        Historiske Efterretninger om velfortiente Danske Adelsmænd, med deres Stamme-Tavler og Portraiter. Oversatte, forøgede og forbedrede [af C. Liunge].

      3 bd. Kbhvn.: Godiche 1777-79. Med 26 kobberstukne portrætter, kort over Trankebar, foldet kobberstukket planche med gengivelse af mindemedaljen for slaget i Køge Bugt, planche med gengivelse af "De over Griffenfeld slagne Madailler", kobberstik med gengivelse af "Den Moltkiske gravsten i Kielby Kirke", kobberstukket propekt af Uranienborg og Stjerneborg på Ven, samt 70 genealogiske tabeller og talrige kobberstukne vign. i teksten. Eksemplar med bred margin indbundet i samtidigt halvlæder med påsatte, let slidte skindtitelfelter og guldstreger på rygge. Tomefelter mangler delvist guldtrykket.. Tycho de Hofmans bøger hører til tidens smukkeste. Han opholdt sig mange år i udlandet, især i Paris, og erhvervede sig her i omgang med en række af tidens fornemste bogkunstnere et indgående kendskab til og forkærlighed for den nye franske bogkunst. Omtaler udførligt 41 fremtrædende danske adelsmænd og deres familier med tilhørende stamtavler og portrætter. Bl.a. kan fremhæves, Giedde, Huidtfeldt, Rantzau, Trolle, Griffenfeld, Adeler, Tordenskiold, Brahe (med længere afsnit om Tycho Brahe illustr. med portræt, prospekter af Uraniborg og Stjerneborg, kort over Hveen og epitaphiet i Prag), Thott, Trolle, Krag, Kaas, Holstein m. fl. Ved udsmykningen af dette værk medvirkede både franske, tyske, hollandske og engelske kunstnere. Bibl. Dan. III,937. Achen/Rostock 1007

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        Contes et Nouvelles en Vers

      n.p.: n. pub, 1777. 83 engraved plates after drawings by Charles Eisen, 44 engraved vignettes. a2-a7, A1-N4, *1-[8*]; a1-a3, A1-[S8]. xiv, 200, 13 [1]f. ; vii, 284 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Quarter brown morocco, gilt spines. Bookplates. Some light rubbing to spines and extremities, inner hinge of volume I starting, else very good, with clean plates and text. 83 engraved plates after drawings by Charles Eisen, 44 engraved vignettes. a2-a7, A1-N4, *1-[8*]; a1-a3, A1-[S8]. xiv, 200, 13 [1]f. ; vii, 284 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. With the Eisen Illustrations. A counterfeit of the famous 1762 Paris ("Fermiers-Generaux") edition, with the unforgettable Eisen plates re-engraved in reverse and with new tailpieces. (For another counterfeit with charm comparable to this, see Ray 27).

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        A Map of Philadelphia and Parts Adjacent

      Gentleman's Magazine, London 1777 - Early map of Philadelphia printed during the Revolution, prominently featuring the Delaware River and surrounding towns. Includes New Jersey border. Portion of lower margin trimmed but does not effect image. Upper left corner crease and remnants of top tape visible, repair to center margin. Published in Gentleman's Magazine which was an English periodical (ca. 1736-1858) notable for containing many unique maps. Rare. Map. Copper plate engraving and modern hand coloring. Sheet measures 15.25" x 12.5".

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        Einleitung in die Bücherkunde. Erster Theil. Bibliographie.

      Wien, Joh[ann] Thomas Edl[er] v. Trattner 1777.. 4°. 277 S. mit Titelblatt in Rot- und Schwarzdruck. Titelbl. mit gest. Abb. der Bibliotheca Garellia. Moderner, marmorierter Pappbd. mit Leder-Rückenschild (Gelenke und Kanten etwas berieben)., fester Einband. "Der Dichter und Bibliograph (1729-1800) trat am 17. Febr. 1747 in Wien in den Jesuitenorden ein und wurde im October 1756 in Graz zum Priester geweiht. Nachdem er schon als Theologe an den Jesuitengymnasien in Graz und Klagenfurt als Lehrer und ein Jahr in Pressburg als Prediger gewirkt, erhielt er 1759 eine Stellung als Lehrer für Logik und Metaphysik an der Theresianischen Ritterakademie in Wien, übernahm 1761 daselbst die Professur der Rhetorik, einige Jahre darauf die Aufsicht über die Garelli'sche Bibliothek und wirkte in diesen Stellungen bis zur Aufhebung des Jesuitenordens in Oesterreich (1773). Dadurch seines Lehramtes enthoben, führte D. die Aufsicht über die Garelli'sche Bibliothek fort und hielt Vorlesungen über Bücherkunde und Literaturgeschichte, bis er 1784 nach Aufhebung der Theresianischen Akademie als zweiter Custos an die k. k. Hofbibliothek kam. Im J. 1791 rückte er unter gleichzeitiger Ernennung zum Hofrathe in die Stelle des ersten Custos vor, welche er bis zu seinem Tode bekleidete." (ADB). - Es fehlt die Falttafel. Stellenweise leichte Feuchtigkeitsspur, Innendeckel mit ExLibris. Bankverbindung in Deutschland vorhanden.

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        Contes et Nouvelles en Vers

      n.p.: n. pub, 1777. 83 engraved plates after drawings by Charles Eisen, 44 engraved vignettes. a2-a7, A1-N4, *1-[8*]; a1-a3, A1-[S8]. xiv, 200, 13 [1]f. ; vii, 284 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Quarter brown morocco, gilt spines. Bookplates. Some light rubbing to spines and extremities, inner hinge of volume I starting, else very good, with clean plates and text. 83 engraved plates after drawings by Charles Eisen, 44 engraved vignettes. a2-a7, A1-N4, *1-[8*]; a1-a3, A1-[S8]. xiv, 200, 13 [1]f. ; vii, 284 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. With the Eisen Illustrations. A counterfeit of the famous 1762 Paris ("Fermiers-Generaux") edition, with the unforgettable Eisen plates re-engraved in reverse and with new tailpieces. (For another counterfeit with charm comparable to this, see Ray 27).

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        Capitoli della ricondotta degli Ebrei di questa città, e dello stato [.].

      [Venice], per li figliuoli del qu. Z. Antonio Pinelli, 1777. - Large 4to. XXXIX, (1) pp. With woodcut printer's device to title page. Contemp. Italian boards. First edition of Venice's anti-Jewish statutes of 1777, the last "Ricondotta" published by the republic. With the political deterioration of Venice, ever new repressive measures were enacted against the Jewish community, based increasingly on anti-semitic sentiment rather than economic motives. On 27 September 1777 the Senate passed a far-reaching decree banishing all Venetian Jews from the city that could not prove a right of residence or lived in the ghetto. Also, Jews were forbidden to maintain a manufacturing business or sell meat, grain, or any food at all. - Slight duststaining to binding; interior shows faint waterstain; title page numbered in red crayon. Extremely rare; last sold at auction at Sotheby's, New York, in 1985. ICCU VEAE\005013. OCLC 14559111. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die neuesten Offenbarungen Gottes Erster und Zweiter Theil (in einem Band)

      Frankenthal, Ludwig Bernhard Friedrich Gegel, (1777).. Zwote Auflage 2 nn.Bl., 428 S., 332 S. Halbledereinband, Rückentitel, umlaufender Rotschnitt, ca. 11,4 x 18 cm.. Einband leicht berieben und bestossen, das Bezugspapier stellenweise beschabt. Stellenweise leicht gebräunt, einzelne Fleckchen. Buchschnitt angeschmutzt. Insgesamt noch gutes Exemplar. Versuch einer Übersetzung des neuen Testamentes in eine leicht verständliche Sprache, das 1777 in weiten Teilen Deutschlands verboten wurde.

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        Anatomisch-Chirurgische Abhandlung über die Hermaphroditen. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt

      Straßburg, König 1777.. Mit 6 gefalt. Kupfertafeln. 2 Bll., 116 S. HLdr d. Zt. mit Rückenschild und etwas Rückenverg. 4°. Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Hirsch-H. I, 205; Wellcome II, 58 (nur engl. Übers.); Libr. of the Karolinska Inst. 128f.: "Arnaud de Ronsil, a French surgeon of good reputation, is especially known for his operations of hernia. Already in 1750 he published a dissertation of hermaphrodites of 58 pages. The above work is considerably enlarged with an account of the defence of Anne Grandjean, also known by the name of Johann Baptist Grandjean, a case regarding a hermaphrodite which was discussed not only in Paris but all over Europe. This German edition was translated from the first volume of the author`s memoires de chirurgie. And is illustrated with 12 figures on six folding plates. Even if fanciful illustrations of hermaphrodites had occured several times in books and prints, the figures in Arnaud`s work and the two copperplates by Moreau le Jeune seem to be the earliest depictions in printed form of this phenomena drawn d`après nature." - Etwas berieben. Etwas fleckig.

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        A dictionary, Persian, Arabic, and English. To which is prefixed a dissertation on the languages, literature, and manners of Eastern nations.

      Oxford, printed at the Clarendon Press, sold by J. Murray and D. Price, 1777-1780.. 2 Bde. 2 Bll., XLVIII S., 8 Bll., 2144 (recte 2136) Sp. (Sp. 441 bis 448 übersprungen); 2 Bll., XX Sp., 3 Bll., 2286 Sp. Alte, wohl nicht ganz zeitgenössische englische Kalbslederbände. Folio (275 x 407 mm).. Sehr seltene erste Ausgabe dieses bedeutenden ersten Wörterbuches des Englisch-Persisch-Arabischen. Entstand unter der Mitarbeit des berühmten Orientalisten William Jones. - Einbände berieben und beschabt, Bezug des Vorderdeckels von Bd. 1 gelöst, Vorderdeckel von Bd. 2 im Bereich des unteren Gelenkes eingerissen und mit Fehlstelle im Bezug, Innengelenke teilw. geplatzt, Vorsätze erneuert. Innen teils (wasser-)fleckig und mit Randausbesserungen, beide Bände im Innensteg durchgehend mit zum Teil hinterlegten Wurmgängen. 5 Bll. mit Ein- oder Durchrissen, beide Titel fleckig sowie mit teils ausgestrichenen Tintenvermerken bzw. Besitzvermerken und Sammlerstempel, beide Titel mit hinterlegtem Ausschnitt und Randhinterlegung, wenig Bll. mit unschönen Reparaturen. - Zaunmüller 189. Vater/Jülg 25. Graesse VI, 113. Cf. Brunet IV, 1285 (later ed. only, 1806-1810). Clarke, John. (1806). The Bibliographical Miscellany - Supplement, vol. 1 (London, 1806) pp. 273-274; for Richardson: Marshall, "Richardson, John [styled Sir John Richardson, ninth baronet] (1740/41-1795), orientalist", in: ODNB (online ed.).

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        Oeuvres

      Mention new edition, considerably increased. Indeed, it has been added to this multi-volume edition, in addition to the figures. llustrée a portrait by Monet frontispiece of Volume I and Figures 4 Meon. Volumes II: 4 figures Meon. Volume III: 10 figures by Monnet. Beautiful illustration, neat and fine. Edition remarkably executed. Full Calf icy blond period. Back tooled raised. Part of title morocco garnet and volume number in red leather (with wheels). Roulette and tail cap. Triple Net framework on food. Upper jaw fragile tail of Volume I; This volume also includes a small scratch with tail missing. A lack of a cm ahead of Volume IV. Volume III of the lower jaw split tail (three wormholes along the jaw). A snag with the lack headbox of Volume VI. Hat Volume VII fragile head. A corner waned Volume VII. Despite these shortcomings, nice set to desirable appearance. Although it can not truthfully be described as important literary production Palissot, it was undoubtedly a major figure in the literary life of his time; and the various parts, notes, comments, letters that frame every comedy (the editing is very rich from this point of view) are remarkable for the literary life of the second half of XVIII, including with regard to the famous quarrel philosophers whose Palissot was originally attacking outrageously in his eponymous play (probably poorly designed to dramaturgical point of view, but excellent in his writing, each making mockery fly). Besides theater and poem The Dunciad, the volumes contain literary memoirs (dictionary of characters letters), correspondence with Voltaire (he was protected in his early career), critics of his contemporaries (Freron, Piron Duclos ...). We identify for tastefully criticism from his contemporaries on his own pieces. Palissot was probably an upstart, with incredible for controversy and ridicule talent, and as much for flattery; this edition of his work retains the greatest interest in the world of letters of the second half of the eighteenth. Chez Clement Plonteux A Liège 1777 7 tomes en 7 Vol. in 8 (12,5x20,5cm) relié

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        De la philosophie de la nature ou traité de morale pour le genre humain tiré de la philosophie et fondé sur la nature. Troisième édition et la seule conforme au manuscrit original

      New and improved and enlarged edition (original part), illustrated with a frontispiece, 12 figures unsigned and six vignettes title (title pages are fully engraved). Nice print. The original 1770 edition was only 3 in 12 Volumes Full Calf tortoiseshell period. Smooth back adorned with jewels and multiple wheels. Triple Net framework on food. Slices cailloutées blue. Light scuffs on the dishes. Some wormholes to bites and worm work in the margins of Volume I of the first 20 sheets. Despite these minor defects, fine copy, with excellent and fresh. Protean book devoted to the study of man, deftly mixing and an always pleasant reading stories, dialogues and plays (there is even quoted in full letters from 'Persian Letter'), the history; the book has an encyclopedic ulterior purpose on the nature of man. If the first volume is devoted strictly speaking the philosophy of nature in history, the following volumes away quickly in order to devote himself entirely to the study of man (morality, religion, politics). Volume IV of particular interest is given, its purpose being the study of monsters of nature (man of the woods, fish man, eunuchs ...) bibliographical sources are valuable. These are the last two volumes studying the relationship of man to the religion which immediately sent the book condemned to fire and banish her in perpetuity with confiscation of property. The latter not only the Christian religion alone, but most then known cults of those Veterans and current ones. At the end of the work, a very severe political reflection on religion. It was called the author of "monkey Diderot." In that it uses the same forms to achieve his goal, no doubt, but this is a lot common among philosophers of the eighteenth. The work is highly original, multiple, and if it is open to criticism, it is in its own qualities. 'From the philosophy of nature is to rediscover and rehabilitate. S.n. A Londres, et se trouve dans la plupart des capitales de l'Europe 1777 6 tomes en 6 Vol. in 8 (12,5x19,5cm) (4) xlv (3) 366pp. et (2) 456pp. et (2) 414pp. et (2 406pp. et (2) 452pp. et (2) 490pp. 6 Vol. reliés

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        Anekdoten der Herzoginn von Kingston jetzigen Gräfinn von Bristol, und der Marquisinn De la Touche. Aus dem Französischen nebst Zusätzen des Uebersetzers (J. J. K. Timaeus).

      Hamburg, Herold, 1777.. 8°. 6 Bll., 164 SS. Broschur d. Zt. Seltene erste deutsche Ausgabe der abenteuerlichen Lebensgeschichte der Herzogin von Kingston. - Holzmann-B. I, 1703; Hayn-G. III, 560: "Enthält Liebeshändel und Affairen der Lady Elisabeth Chudleigh, nachmaliger verwitweter Ex-Herzogin von Kingston, des Viscount von Weymouth, Grafen von Estampes, Madame de Pompadour, Madame Varenne, Marquise de la Touche, des Juden Litz, des Ritters von B." Der auf grossem Fusse lebenden und mit verschiedenen Männern durch Europa reisenden Abenteurerin ist sowohl eine Folge des Neuen Pitaval als auch ein längerer Artikel im Brockhaus von 1809 gewidmet. Besonders grosses Aufsehen erregte der Bigamie-Prozess von 1776, in dem sie verurteilt wurde und mit einem glühenden Eisen gebranntmarkt worden wäre, wenn sie nicht rechtzeitig nach Calais hätte fliehen können. - Diese deutsche Ausgabe von Timaeus, einem Englischlehrer an der Ritterakademie in Lüneburg, ist um einige Kommentare ergänzt. - Gut erhalten, wenig fleckig, unbeschnitten.

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        Einleitung in die BŸcherkunde. Erster Theil. Bibliographie.

      Wien, Joh[ann] Thomas Edl[er] v. Trattner 1777. - 4¡. 277 S. mit Titelblatt in Rot- und Schwarzdruck. Titelbl. mit gest. Abb. der Bibliotheca Garellia. Moderner, marmorierter Pappbd. mit Leder-RŸckenschild (Gelenke und Kanten etwas berieben). "Der Dichter und Bibliograph (1729-1800) trat am 17. Febr. 1747 in Wien in den Jesuitenorden ein und wurde im October 1756 in Graz zum Priester geweiht. Nachdem er schon als Theologe an den Jesuitengymnasien in Graz und Klagenfurt als Lehrer und ein Jahr in Pressburg als Prediger gewirkt, erhielt er 1759 eine Stellung als Lehrer fŸr Logik und Metaphysik an der Theresianischen Ritterakademie in Wien, Ÿbernahm 1761 daselbst die Professur der Rhetorik, einige Jahre darauf die Aufsicht Ÿber die Garelli'sche Bibliothek und wirkte in diesen Stellungen bis zur Aufhebung des Jesuitenordens in Oesterreich (1773). Dadurch seines Lehramtes enthoben, fŸhrte D. die Aufsicht Ÿber die Garelli'sche Bibliothek fort und hielt Vorlesungen Ÿber BŸcherkunde und Literaturgeschichte, bis er 1784 nach Aufhebung der Theresianischen Akademie als zweiter Custos an die k. k. Hofbibliothek kam. Im J. 1791 rŸckte er unter gleichzeitiger Ernennung zum Hofrathe in die Stelle des ersten Custos vor, welche er bis zu seinem Tode bekleidete." (ADB). - Es fehlt die Falttafel. Stellenweise leichte Feuchtigkeitsspur, Innendeckel mit ExLibris. Lang de

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        Ioannis Michaelis Gall, medicinae doctoris Dissertatio inauguralis medica sistens criticen prophylaxeos siphylidis.

      Friburgi Brisgoviae : typis Ioannis Andreae Satron 1777 - In-8° relié cartonnage de l'époque, 3 ff. ch., 32 pages et 4 ff. n.ch. Manque à Waller et à Blake. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Des Ritter's Carl von Linné königlich Schwedischen Leibarztes vollständiges Natursystem des Mineralreichs nach der zwölften lateinischen Ausgabe in einer freyen und vermehrten Uebersetzung von Johann Friedrich Gmelin

      Nürnberg, Raspe, 1777-1785. Four parts in four. 8vo. lxiv, [42], 2,155 pp. and 57 mostly folded engraved plates. Original half calf over speckled boards. morocco label with gilt title on the spines.l Rare first and only German edition and the main work on mineralogy and palaeontology by Linnaeus. Linné attached great importance to crystal structure for classification and thus was one of the pioneers in crystallographie. More important were his contributions to palaontology and historial geology: he described many fossils, including trilobites (Entomolithus), which he correctly placed among the arthropods... (DSB). Hoover Collection 542: 'Linnaeus achieved worldwide influence mainly through his pioneer work in systemizing botany but he also applied his passion for the arrangement to the animal and mineral kingdoms. In these mineral studies he describes many fossils and expounds his views on the age of the world, being careful not to upset the ecclesiastical orthodoxy of his time'.. Pictorial bookplate of Birger Strandell and small inoffensive handstamp of former owner on title pages. The Strandell provenance is quite interesting: The Hunt Library of Botanical Documentation in Pittsburgh, PA holds the Dr. Birger Strandell Collection which includes all published works by Linnaeus, in almost every known edition and translation as well as many of those by his many students, and much of the world's literature about Linnaeus and his students. This is the largest assemblage of such materials outside Uppsala, Sweden, and it includes approximately 3,000 volumes. The Institute acquired this collection in 1968 from Strandell, who was a Stockholm physician and direct descendant of Linnaeus. Apparently for some unknown reason this set was left out or perhaps it was sold before 1968. Bindings with slightly worn to head and tail. The interior is remarkably clean and overall it is a very good copy. DSB 8, p. 379; Soulsby, 100. Not in Ward and Carozzi.(Postage on this item might be more than indicated, please inquire)

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        The Laws Respecting Women, As they regard their Natural Rights, or their Connections and Conduct The Whole laid down according to the Principles of the Common and Statute Law, explained by the Practice of the Courts of Law and Equity [etc ]

      London: Printed for J. Johnson, No. 72, St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1777. Modern 3/4 morocco over marbled boards, some browning, discreetly ex-library, else a good clean copy Only edition of one of the four early books on the English law of women, compared favorably by Holdsworth to its predecessors ("[a] larger and better book . . . clearly written"), with a third part on crimes and a fourth on parents and children

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        A Voyage round the World in His Britannic Majesty's Sloop Resolution, commanded by Capt. James Cook during the years 1772, 3, 4, and 5

      London: B. White, 1777. Two volumes, quarto, with the large folding map; some spotting; contemporary mottled calf, banded and gilt spines neatly repaired; a little scuffed and rubbed at the hinges, but a good copy. The important alternative account. First edition of the most important alternative account of Cook's second voyage: 'an important and necessary addition to Cook's voyages' (Hill).Johann Forster and his son Georg were taken on board the Resolution following the withdrawal of Sir Joseph Banks and his party from the second voyage; it was intended that Johann Forster would write the official record, but he and his son returned to controversy, culminating in them being asked to withdraw from any involvement with the official account. Thus denied, 'the Forsters set to work to forestall it with an account of their own, and succeeded in doing so by about six weeks' (Holmes).Johann was one of the pre-eminent scientists and natural historians of his generation, while Georg, not even eighteen years old when he joined the Resolution, proved to have a facile pen and an alert and inquiring disposition. Yet, what should have been their crowning achievement became, instead, evidence of the rift between them and the British establishment, especially once the accusation that George was the author in name only surfaced, chiefly as a result of the printed attacks by the voyage's astronomer, William Wales. It certainly appears that Johann's disposition was not calculated to please and, as Holmes points out, relations cannot have been improved by the fact that 'no acknowledgement is made of the assistance derived from Cook's journal, the proof-sheets of which had in accordance with the agreement signed at the Admiralty on April 13th, 1776, been placed at the elder Forster's disposal'.Sadly, the controversy has overshadowed the work itself which is, in effect, one of the most considered of all of the secondary accounts of Cook, and, along with Johann's Observations (1778), forms a distinct yet vital contribution to the history and accomplishments of Cook's arduous second voyage.

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        Lengthy Unsigned Manuscript by the Signer

      1777. unbound. 2 pages (front and back) completely in George Read's hand, 9.25 x 7.75 inches, no place, May, 1777. Titled "State of Joseph Vance's Case," this legal draft outlines the transfer of property between several prominent Delaware families. The case appears to be very problematic as it concerns guardianships for minors, joint-owned parcels of land, and disagreements on what mode of payment will be acceptable to the estate. It is likely that the participants in this case did not hold firmly to the "Revolutionary Cause" or perhaps, in the ability of the Continental Army in defeating Great Britain. Read has written on page two (in the second to last line from): "Benjamin Lakerman - paid. Took Negroes to avoid being paid in Continental money." Much more interesting content. Horizontal folds; very good(+) condition. American lawyer, politician, and member of the Continental Congress. He signed the Declaration of Independence as a representative from the state of Delaware.

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        The Works of Richard Savage, Esq. Son of The Earl Rivers. With an Account of the Life and Writings of the Author, by Samuel Johnson. A New Edition.

      London: Printed for T. Evans. 1777 - 2 volumes. Large 8vo, pp. [vi], cxvi, 185 [186 - 187 Epilogue, 188 blank]; [iv], 279 [280 blank, 281 contents, 282 blank], engraved vignette on each title-page, contemporary calf, skilfully rebacked with old spines richly gilt, red morocco labels laid down; text a little browned throughout, spines darkened with some loss of gilt. Johnson's life of Savage was first published in 1744, and the collection of his works, which the publisher, Evans, edited, with the life in 1775. This is actually the second edition of Savage's works, and the quoted material in the life has been extensively cut. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Miscellaneous Observations on Planting and Training Timber-Trees; Particularly Calculated for the Climate of Scotland. Signed copy

      Edinburgh and London Charles Elliot and Thomas Cadwell 1777. G+ : in Good condition plus. Cover lightly rubbed and bumped First Edition Leather cover 210mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). 230pp. Presentation copy inscribed and signed by the author James Anderson on half title.

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        LETTRES SUR L'ORIGINE DES SCIENCES, ET SUR CELLE DES PEUPLES DE L'ASIE. Adressées à M.De Voltaire par M.Bailly, & précédées de quelques Lettres de M.de Voltaire à l'Auteur. Londres, M.Elmesly / Paris, De Bure, 1777.

      Prima edizione. Testo francese. Cm.20x11,6. Pg.(4),348. Legatura coeva in piena pelle. Tassello con titoli e fregi in oro ai dorsi. Tagli spruzzati e fogli di guardia marmorizzati. Buona impressione, ben marginosa. Alcuni cartigli incisi. Il testo comprende due lettere di apertura del Voltaire e dieci lettere del Bailly. Il Bailly (Paris, 1736 - 1793), una volta rifiutata la carriera artistica, si dedicò agli studi matematici e astronomici. In pieno spirito illuminista fu inoltre attratto dagli studi sull'origine dell'umanità, e compì approfondite ricerche di mitologia e letterature antiche, perseguendo sulla scìa del Buffon il principio del "grand ordre" delle cose umane come base del pensiero filosofico e dell'ordine politico. Nella sua corrispondenza con Voltaire, anche precedente al presente testo, egli confutò la teoria del grande filosofo che l'India fosse la culla delle civiltà, sostenendo invece la tesi che essa fosse da ricercare nel nord dell'Asia centrale, in una civiltà sconosciuta e precedente a quelle cinese, hindu o caldaica. Originale, anche se un po' forzata, la successiva connessione con l'Atlantide platonico, inteso come mezzo di trasmissione degli antichi princìpi. Le "Lettres", più che sul piano scientifico o letterario, sono importanti come testimonianza del grande dibattito illuministico. Edwin Burrows Smith, uno dei rari biografi di Bailly, suggerisce che come "scientist and illuminist, conservative and revolutionist, he combines the contradictory forces of his generation". Coinvolto dal fermento rivoluzionario, divenne Deputato del Terzo Stato nel 1789, quindi Presidente dell'Assemblea Nazionale e primo "marie" di Parigi. Venne ghigliottinato l'11 novembre 1793.

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