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        Experimental Inquiries: Part the third. Containing a description of the red particles of the blood in the human subject and in other animals; with an account of the structure and offices of the lymphatic glands, of the Thymus Gland, and of the Spleen: being the remaining part of the observations and experiments of the late Mr. William Hewson, F. R. S. and Teacher of Anatomy

      London: Printed for T. Longman, 1777 Book. Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Experimental Inquiries: Part the third. Containing a description of the red particles of the blood in the human subject and in other animals; with an account of the structure and offices of the lymphatic glands, of the Thymus Gland, and of the Spleen: being the remaining part of the observations and experiments of the late Mr. William Hewson, F. R. S. and Teacher of Anatomy. By Magnus Falconar, Surgeon, and Teacher of Anatomy. xxi, [3], 144, [8] pp., 4 plates. Contemporary half leather, boards detached, browned throughout. Provenance: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, inkstamp to title. <br><br> Garrison-Morton 1102; Norman 1069 (vols I and II only); Wellcome III, p.259. - RARE FIRST EDITION in book form of Vol. III; Hewson advanced knowledge of blood during the 1770s, when the microscope was little used because of distortions caused by compound lenses. Hewson used a single lens, and discovered a satisfactory way to mount "wet" specimens on slides, and so was able to ascertain the role of fibrogen, and give the first valid account of coagulation; to give the first account of the anatomy and production of lymphatics, and to describe clearly the three parts of the blood. - The third volume was published posthumously by Magnus Falconer..

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        Briefe über die Anlegung und Wartung eines Blumengartens, für diejenigen welche von den Blumen noch keine Kenntniß haben

      Hannover, Helwing 1777. 17 cm. (16), 624, (16) Seiten Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung, Innendeckel mit Kleisterpapier bezogen - DBA 788, 124, 3 - Dochnahl 98 - Erstausgabe. Auf den allgemeinen Teil in Form von Briefen folgen einige Anhänge: Überwinterung drinnen und draußen, Adressen von Gärtnereien, botanisches Verzeichnis der behandelten Pflanzen, Bibliographie und Kalender. Stichworte: Adressen zu Blumen, Austernschalen in die Blumentöpfe, Durchwinterung im Hause, Erfrieren der Blumen im Winter, Frost, vorgebliche Gärtnerkünste, Grasrasen gibt gute Blumenerde, Läuse zu vertreiben, Maulwürfe von Blumen abhalten, Mist unter die Blumen bringen, Nachtfröste, Samen unnötig vor der Aussaat einzuweichen, Schatten für Pflanzen gegen das Erfrieren, Schnee als Schutz gegen das Erfrieren der Pflanzen, Unkraut, Winterquartier der Pflanzen, etc. -

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        Province de New York en 4. Feuilles

      Paris, 1777. unbound. very good. Map in 4 sheets. Engraving with original hand outline. Top left image measures 27 7/8", sheet measures 31.25" x 22.5"; top right image measures 27.75" x 15.25", sheet measures 31.75" x 22 5/8"; bottom right image measures 27 3/8" x 15.25, sheet measures 32" x 15.25; bottom left image measures 27.5" x 20.75, sheet measures 31.75" x 22 7/8". Fantastic large scale map of New York with parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New England, from the Revolutionary War era. Beautifully rendered geographic features include mountainous regions, forests, rivers and lakes. Includes insets of the Connecticut River and the White Hills and Lake Champlain. Philadelphia is shown, but outside of the border (lower left). Based upon the map by John Montresor of 1775, this map was published in "Amerique Septentrionale avec les routes, distance en miles...". Minor scattered foxing, wear and a few tears along edges. Full original margins.

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        Geschichte der Mission der evangelischen Brüder auf den caraibischen Inseln S.Thomas, S.Coix und S.Jan. Herausgegeben durch Johann Jakob Bossart.

      bey Christian Friedrich Laur,, Barby, 1777 - 2 Bände. Barby, bey Christian Friedrich Laur, 1777. 8°. 8 n.n. Bl., 444 S., 2 n.n. Bl., 1 gefaltete Tabelle und 3 mehrfach gefaltete gestochenen Karten; Titel, S. 445-1068, 1 Bl. Druckfehler und Nachricht für den Buchbinder und 4 gefaltete gestochene Ansichten. Pappbände der Zeit mit Marmorpapierbezügen, 2 verschiedenfarbenen goldgeprägten Rückenschildern und wenig Rückenvergoldung. Sabin 57151. - Engelmann II, 194. - Erste Ausgabe. - Im Auftrag der Herrenhuter Brüdergemeinde verfasster Bericht über den Verlauf der 1732 begonnenen Missionsarbeiten auf den von der dänischen Krone beanspruchten Inseln in der Karibik. Zinzendorf selbst hatte den Auftrag zur Gründung einer Kirche für die afrikanischen Sklaven gegeben. Oldendorp (1721-1787) wirkte seit seinem Anschluss an die Brüdergemeinde als Privatlehrer in Livland. 1767 erhielt er den Auftrag, über den Verlauf der Tätigkeiten zu berichten. Das Originalmanuskript umfasste mehr als 3000 Seiten und wurde ohne Wissen Oldendorps vom Herausgeber wesentlich, sowohl inhaltlich wie sprachlich, verändert. Band 1 schildert die geographischen, naturwissenschaftlichen und ethnologischen Verhältnisse der Inseln. Mit ausführlichen Schilderungen der Lebensbedingungen der Sklaven. Band 2 mit der eigentlichen Geschichte der Missionsstationen. - Die Karten von R. Küffner und die Ansichten von J.G. Sturm und G.P. Nussbiegel wurden nach Zeichnungen Oldendorps gestochen. - Rückenbezüge mit kleineren Fehlstellen. Die Deckelbezüge mit Farbkopien neu bezogen. Titel und Vorsätze mit gelöschten Bibliotheksstempeln. Papier durchgehend leicht gebräunt, vereinzelt schwach stockfleckig. Sprache: Deutsch Pappbände der Zeit mit Marmorpapierbezügen, 2 verschiedenfarbenen goldgeprägten Rückenschildern und wenig Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Atlas des Indes Occidentales, ou Description Géo-Hydrographique des Régions, des Côtes, des Isles, & des Mers, connues sous le nom d'Indes Occidentales, dans laquelle On trouve réunis tous les Détails Géographiques & Nautiques qui appartiennent à cette Partie de l'Amérique, & dont le plus grand nombre n'a point encore paru. [The engraved title: The West Indian Atlas; or, a General Description of the West Indies: Taken from Actual Surveys and Observations].

      London, Robert Sayer & Jean Bennett, 1777. [Engraved title: London, Sayer & Bennett, 1775]. Folio. Recently bound in a magnificent pastiche-binding of brown half calf with six raised bands and gilt red leather title-label to elaborately gilt spine. Vellum corners and lovely marbled paper over boards. The binding is made over the original one, preserving the original sewn spine underneath as well as the original end-papers. An excellent, beautiful copy. Very clean and fresh. Only minor, light browning to a few maps, and last map with a bit more staining. One map with a small tear to lower margin, far from effecting engraving. Previously in the possession the Danish medieval estate Ravnholt, since the 18th century owned by the noble family of Sehestedt Juul, with discreet stamps from this ownership to title-page: "Sehestedt Juel" and "Rauenholdts Bibliothek". Title-page (French) + 6 pp. of preface (French) + (2) pp. of index (French) + double-page engraved, illustrated title (English) + 36 double-page and 3 single-page engraved maps, all (but one) dated London, Sayer, 1775 (one map - Antigua - without the year, but London, Sayer).. Scarce first French edition - consisting in all the original 39 maps of the 1775 English edition (all (but Antigua) dated 1775) and the engraved double title-page in English, preceded by a French title, preliminary discourse (also in French), and index - of Jeffery's seminal West-India atlas, one of the most important works on the West Indies and the work that we have to thank for the introduction of "Carribean" as the designation that was to become standard on maps. The work played a pivotal rôle in the geo- and cartographical denomination of places and areas in this part of the world. In his preface, Jefferys does away with previous terms applied by geographers: "La division des Espagnols, & elle se trouve tout-à la fois physique & politique, fut adoptée bientôt par les Anglois, les Hollandois & queslques autres peuples; la plûpart des navigateurs & des marchands en s'y conformant, ont imposé depuis longtemps à tous les Géographes la nécessité de diviser l'Amerique en trois parties, savoir, "Amerique du Nord", "Indes Occidentales", "Amerique du Sud." Mais les Géographes, surtout les Francois, ont perséveré dans leur ancienne division, probablement parce qu'ils aiment à se répéter, & souvent aussi à se copier l'un l'autre." (From the preface, p.2). (i.e.: "The division of the Spanish, and this is found in both physics & polics, was soon adopted by the English, the Dutch & some other populations; the main part of navigators and merchants have complyed herewith and have long made clear to geographers the necessity to divide America into three parts, namely, "North America", "West Indies", "South America." But geographers, especially the French, have persevered in their old division, probably because they like to repeat, and often also to copy, one another").But not only does Jeffreys extend this denominal division of America to geographers and cartographers, he also (re-)introduces the designation that was to become standard of the Caribbean: "Les premier Espagnols l'appellèrent Mer du Nord lorsqu'ils eurent découvert une nouvelle mer au delà de l'isthme de Panama. Quelquefois on lui a donné le nom de "Mer Caribe" ou "Caribenne", qu'il auroit mieux volu adopter que de laisser anonyme un aussi vaste espace." (From the preface, p. 2, §1).- "Although the best-known sea of the New World, the Caribbean remained nameless longest. It was the original Mar del Norte, a term promptly extended to all parts of the western atlantic. Velasco tried to find a proper name for it, saying: "de los Canibales llaman el golfo grande del mar Océano desde de Deseada y Dominica por toda la costa de Tierra Firme, Yucatán, Golfo de Tierra Firme y de las islas del mar del Norte." This compiler in Spain, regarding the maps before him, made the distinction we do between Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico. (Gulf of Tierra Firme was that of Darién.) Velasco remained in manuscript until the nineteenth century, and I do not know that his Gulf of the Cannibals was ever thus known. In the introduction to his "West Indian Atlas", Thomas Jefferys wrote, two centuries later: "It has been sometimes called the Caribbean-Sea, which name it would be better to adopt, than to leave this space quite anonymous"; he did so on his map. North European nations at the time were in possession of the Carib islands (the Lesser Antilles) and it is perhaps thus that Jefferys introduced the designation that was to become standard on maps but was not adopted in Spanish lands." (C.O. Sauer, "The Early Spanish Main", p. 2). As one of the earliest documentations of the West Indies, Jefferys' seminal "West-India Atlas" was informed by prevailing attitudes about the legitimacy of Britain's colonial enterprises and contemporary debates surrounding the abolition and emancipation movements and played a significant rôle in the spreading of knowledge regarding this part of the world. Jefferys himself, one of the most prominent and prolific map publishers and engravers of his day, was opposed to the slave-trade, which unfortunately hinged upon the sugar trade that the atlas was designed to aid, and also spoke out against it. The English cartographer Thomas Jefferys (c. 1719-1771), "Royal Geographer to King George III" was the leading map supplier of his day and as such had access to information that many other cartographers did not. He engraved and printed maps for government and other official bodies and produced a wide range of commercial maps and atlases, most famously of America and the West Indies.Having died in 1771, he did not live to see the publication of his great "West India Atlas", which was published by Robert Sayer, who, in partnership with John Bennett, had acquired his maps. Thus, the West India Atlas was published posthumously, under Jefferys' name. Philips III:p. 570

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        De Indiarum Jure, Sive de Justa Indiarum Occidentalium Inquisitione

      1777. An Important Analysis of Spanish Colonial Law Solorzano Pereira, Juan de [1575-1655]. De Indiarum Jure. Sive de Justa Indiarum Occidentalium Inquisitione, Acquisitione, & Retentione. Cum Duplici Indice, Primo Librorum & Capitum; Altero Rerum Notabilium Absolutissimo. Editio Novissima ab Innumeris, Quibus Priores Deformatae Erant, Mendis Emaculata, opera et Studio. Madrid: In Typographia Regia, Vulgo de la Gazeta, 1777. Two volumes. [xviii], 431, [73]; [xii], 272, 275-896, 128 pp. Main text in parallel columns. Folio (11" x 8"). Contemporary mottled sheep, gilt spine with raised bands and lettering piece, marbled endpapers, edges rouged. Moderate rubbing to extremties with wear to board edges and corners, some shallow scuffs to boards, chipping to spine ends of Volume II, hinges starting. Light toning to text, cellotape repair to upper corner of pp. 255-56 of Volume II. Early owner signature to half-title of Volume I and title page of Volume II, interiors otherwise clean. Ex-library. Location labels to spine, small inkstamps to title pages, a few other markings in faint pencil. An attractive copy. * Final edition. First published in 1629, with a second volume in 1639, this important analysis of Spanish colonial law was written by a Spanish jurist who served as a judge of the high court at Lima. Married to the Creole daughter of the governor of Cuzco and resident in Peru for eighteen years, he acquired an unparalleled knowledge of the law and history of the Indies. According to Gongora, his treatise is the "most systematic juridical formulation of the problems of legitimisation of dominion in the seventeenth century [and] enjoyed an unrivalled prestige in the official and legal circles of the Indies for a century and a half." It went though several editions in Latin and Spanish. OCLC locates 9 copies of our 1777 Latin edition in North America, 3 in law libraries (Columbia, Harvard, UT-Austin). Gongora, Studies in the Colonial History of Spanish America 62. Medina, Bibliotheca Hispano-Americano 4830. Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America 86529.

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        LETTERE SULL' ARIA INFIAMMABILE NATIVA DELLE PALUDI.

      Giuseppe Marelli 1777 IN- 8°, LEGATURA RECENTE IN CARTONE D' EPOCA. 147, (1) PP. GRAZIOSA VIGNETTA NEL FRONTESPIZIO E 12 TESTATE E FINALETTI FINEMENTE INCISI IN RAME (6 RAFFIGURANTI ESPERIMENTI SCIENTIFICI). TIMBRO COEVO DI APPARTENENZA. BELL' ESEMPLARE DELLA RARA EDIZIONE ORIGINALE. IL TESTO CONTIENE LA DESCRIZIONE DELLE RICERCHE VOLTIANE SUL GAS CHE RISALE DALLE PALUDI, IL QUALE IN PRECEDENZA NON ERA STATO DISTINTO DALL' > (IDROGENO). L' OPERA DEL VOLTA CONCERNENTE IL NUOVO GAS STIMOLÒ I RICERCATORI A NUOVI ESPERIMENTI CHE SFOCIARONO NELLA SCOPERTA DELLA COMPOSIZIONE DELL' ACQUA. > (GUARESCHI, LA CHIMICA IN ITALIA DAL 1750 AL 1800 IN SUPPL. ANN. ENC. CHIM., 1912, PP. 395-403). > (PARTINGTON, HISTORY OF CHEMISTRY, III, P. 814). POGGENDORFF, II, 1231. D.S.B., XV, PP. 74-76. RICCARDI, SULLE OPERE DI ALESSANDRO VOLTA, P. 22 (11): >. SCOLARI, ALESSANDRO VOLTA, P. 79 (40). POLVANI, ALESSANDRO VOLTA, PP. 155-66. LA SCOPERTA DEL METANO.

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        THE POLITICAL TRACTS AND SPEECHES OF EDMUND BURKE Esq Member Of Parliament For The City Of Bristol

      Dublin: W. Whitestone &c., 1777.. Tall 8vo. Rebound in recent gilt lettered and blind tooled full brown calf (Fine). Pp. 440 (new endpapers; no inscriptions). .

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        Giovanni Nepomuceno Tschiderer.

      Anni &#146;20-&#146;30. - Giovanni Nepomuceno Tschiderer nacque a Bolzano il 5 aprile del 1777. Venne a Trento per la prima volta nel 1806 in seguito ad una nomina a professore nel seminario dove insegnò fino al 1810. Da Trento si spostò, con funzioni di parroco nel capoluogo della Val Sarrentina. Passò poi a reggere il decanato di Merano. Nel 1826 venne nominato canonico della cattedrale di Trento, dopo sei anni ricevette la consacrazione episcopale e inviato come vescovo ausiliare nel Vorarlberg. Il 30 maggio 1835 passò alla cattedra di S. Vigilio, dopo 60 anni di attività pastorale morì il 3 dicembre del 1860. Il disegno è pubblicato nell&#146;opera dell&#146;artista: "PRONER, Luigi. Medaglioni di illustri trentini in un popolare compendio di storia patria. Temi, Trento. 1958, p. 279", alla quale si rimanda per maggiori informazioni. Formato: Disegno originale a china di forma circolare con diametro di 8 cm con titolo manoscritto al piede. Buono, ordinari segni d&#146;uso e del tempo.

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        Old Ballads, Historical and Narrative, with some of Modern Date; Now First Collected, and reprinted from rare Copies, with notes, Volume the First and Second (2 volume set)

      London: T. Evans. 1777. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Complete set in 2 volumes. 1777, First Edition. 334 and 308 pp. Hardcovers, short 8vos. Handsomely rebound in late 19th century 3/4 red morocco with brown cloth. 5 raised bands and gilt titles on spines. Engraved vignette on either title page. Lacks original blank endpapers, but both half-title present. The leather shows light wear to the corners and spine ends. Contents bold and unmarked, with only a few pages showing small, faint fox marks. Previous owner&#39;s bookplate on the front pastedown of both books, and small signature on the front blank of both. Complete in 2 volumes. Very rare first edition.

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        Abhandlungen von der Wassersucht und ihren besondern Gattungen. Nach der dritten englischen Ausgabe übersetzt, mit Anmerkungen und doppelten Anhange vermehrt.

      Caspar Fritsch,, Leipzig, 1777 - Leipzig, Caspar Fritsch, 1777. 8°. 27 n.n. Bl., 322 (recte 320) S. 9 n.n. Bl. Mit einer gestochenen Titelvignette und einer gestochenen Tafel. Pappband der Zeit. Hirsch, IV, 268. - Blake 309. - Deutsche Ausgabe des 1756 erschienenen "Essay on dropsy and its different species" mit einem Anhang des Übersetzers "Beschreibung eines neuen Troikar" nach einer Erfindung von Claude-Nicolas Le Cat. Donald Monro (1729-1792) war der ältere Sohn von Alexander Monro I. und wie sein Bruder Alexander II. ein erfolgreicher Schriftsteller. Samuel Hahnemann übersetzte sein Werk 1794 zur pharmazeutischen Chemie ins Deutsche. - Durchgehend etwas stockfleckig. Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Diferencia que se demuestra en los precios de los medicamentos que contiene una Relaz(io)n de ellos entrgados en este Hosp(ita)l R(ea)l por D(o)n Rafael Belada...

      1 Seite auf einem Doppelblatt. Spanische Handschrift auf Papier (305:209 mm) von einem Vertreter des Hospital Real de Bellavista in Lima, der aufzeigt, daß die von dem Apotheker Rafael Velada verlangten Medikamentenpreise bedeutend höher sind als jene der Apotheken Buena Muerte und San Pablo. - Aufgelistet sind 32 vom Chefchirurgen Josef de Castillo angeforderte Medikamente mit ihren jeweiligen Preisen. Die behördliche Überwachung der Apotheken hatte in Lima bereits drei Jahre nach der Gründung der Stadt begonnen; der peruanische Vizekönig achtete darauf, daß die Preise so niedrig wie möglich blieben. Vgl. F. Guerra, Historiografia de la medicina colonial hispano-americana (1953), S. 233. - Interessantes Dokument zur Wirtschafts- und Pharmaziegeschichte Perus.

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        Document signed ("Guy Carleton") being an order for payment in the amount of five hundred pounds sterling made out to John Campbell, Commandant and Superintendant of Indians in the province of Quebec

      Montreal: British Government, 1777. 1st Edition. Slip case. Very Good+. Author signed. Document signed ("Guy Carleton"), one page (15 x 9 3/8 in.; 381 x 240 mm), Montreal, 19 June 1777, to John Powell, Deputy Paymaster General at Quebec, being an order for payment in the amount of five hundred pounds sterling made out to John Campbell, Commandant and Superintendant of Indians in the province of Quebec, countersigned by Powell on the verso; one short fold tear otherwise very good+, Blue cloth folding case, teal morocco spine lettered gilt; spine a trifle faded.& Sir Guy Carleton served in America beginning in 1758. He was governor of Quebec and commander of British forces in Canada (1775-77), during which time he repelled Montgomery and Benedict Arnold&#39;s attack on Quebec, defeated Arnold on Lake Champlain and re-took Crown Point. From 1782-83 he was Commander in Chief in Canada. General in 1793.& JOHN POWELL, - DEPUTY-PAYMASTER GENERALS AT QUEBEC AND MONTREAL, 1768 to 1772

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        Tractatus de morbis cutaneis

      Paris, Cavelier 1777 In-4° relié demi-veau, dos à cinq nerfs, titre gravé (reliure postérieure dans laquelle la pièce de titre originale a été réinsérée), (quelques rousseurs), (2), XVI-704 pages, tranches jaspées. 1 feuillet d'errata et un feuillet d'approbation. Magnifique exemplaire sans rousseurs en parfait état. PERFECT COPY, NO FOXING ---- "The first modern textbook on dermatology" (Garrison) ---- GARRISON N° 3983 : "Lorry is regarded as the founder of french dermatology. A pupil of Astruc, his most important work is his Tractatus de morbis cutaneis, in which he attempted the classification of diseases on the basis of essential relations, their physiological, pathological and etiological similarities" ---- Heirs of Hippocrates N° 964 - Norman N° 1392 - DSB VIII pp. 505/507

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        The LONDON VOCABULARY, English and Latin: Put into a New Method, proper to Acquaint the Learner with Things as well as pure Latin Words. Adorned with Twenty-six Pictures. For the Use of Schools

      London:: Printed for J. F. and C. Rivington, T. Caslon, S Crowder, T Longman, B. Law, E. Johnston, J. Wallis and S. Blandon.. 1777.. 12mo: A^4 B - F^12 G^2. F2 missigned E2. 5-7/8" x 3-12". "The Seventeenth Edition, Corrected." Cf. ESTC T169890, listing just 6 institutional holdings. viii, 123, [1 (advert)] pp. P. ii publisher advert. Text two columns: English on left, Latin to right.. Early prior owner rough weave light brown cloth over original boards.. Binding shows wear, with dloth worn away from spine lower 3-1/4". exposing gatherings. Extensive po ink notes, blots, spots, doodles,. whatnot to t.p. and continuing throughout text. Late 19th C. po name. label to inside front board. A Good copy.. Text illustrated with 26 cuts [~ 2" x 2-1/4"].

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        Planisferio Celeste Meridionale Tagliato sull&#39; Equatore

      Zatta, Antonio, 1777 Venice edition. Celestial map of the southern hemisphere. Copper engraving. Original colour. In fine condition but two small stains in top corners. Size: 41 x 32.5 cm. (16 x 13 inches) The four corners of this celestial map show the observatories at Greenwich, Copenhaghen, Parigi and Caßel.

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        Oeuvres de Salomon Gessner Traduits de l&#39;Allemand

      A Zuric chez l&#39;Auteur, 1777. 2 volumes. Large 4to, 257 x 195 mms., pp. [xvi], 184; [3], 4 - 190, engraved title-page in each volume, separate engraved title-page in volume 1 for Contes Moraux, list of subscribers in volume 1, 10 full-page engraved plates in each volume, engraved head- and tail-pieces (39 in all) for each tale or section, early 19th century half calf, spotted boards (a little worn). A fine set, with very fresh impressions of the (often erotic) plates. This is certainly one of the most attractive editions of Gessner&#39;s works, even in a French translation. Gessner was responsible for choosing the illustrations, and the erotic overtones of many of the engravings perhaps enjoyed a more robust reception in this French translation. Copac locates a copy at the NLS in these islands, and there appear to be numerous copies in North America and Europe. Leemann-van Elck, Salomon Gessner, p. 113 and no. 539; Maler und Dichter der Idylle S. Gessner (1980), no. 88; Goedeke IV, 1, 82, 11; Rümann 329; Lanckoronska/Oehler II, 164; Cohen/de Ricci 432; Lonchamp 329. Not in Meyer.

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        Experimental Inquiries: Part the third. Containing a description of the red particles of the blood in the human subject and in other animals; with an account of the structure and offices of the lymphatic glands, of the Thymus Gland, and of the Spleen: being the remaining part of the observations and experiments of the late Mr. William Hewson, F. R. S. and Teacher of Anatomy.

      Printed for T. Longman, London 1777 - Experimental Inquiries: Part the third. Containing a description of the red particles of the blood in the human subject and in other animals; with an account of the structure and offices of the lymphatic glands, of the Thymus Gland, and of the Spleen: being the remaining part of the observations and experiments of the late Mr. William Hewson, F. R. S. and Teacher of Anatomy. By Magnus Falconar, Surgeon, and Teacher of Anatomy. xxi, [3], 144, [8] pp., 4 plates. Contemporary half leather, boards detached, browned throughout. Provenance: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, inkstamp to title. - Garrison-Morton 1102; Norman 1069 (vols I and II only); Wellcome III, p.259. ¿ RARE FIRST EDITION in book form of Vol. III; Hewson advanced knowledge of blood during the 1770s, when the microscope was little used because of distortions caused by compound lenses. Hewson used a single lens, and discovered a satisfactory way to mount "wet" specimens on slides, and so was able to ascertain the role of fibrogen, and give the first valid account of coagulation; to give the first account of the anatomy and production of lymphatics, and to describe clearly the three parts of the blood. - The third volume was published posthumously by Magnus Falconer. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        OEuvres Completes de M. Helvetius

      A Londres, 1777. 4 volumes. 8vo, 206 x 120 mms., pp. [iv], 484; [ii], xx, 513 [ 514 - 515 Approbation and Privilege, 516 blank]; xxviii, 586; xiv, 416, including half-title in each volume, attractively bound in full contemporary tree calf, gilt tooled borders on covers, spines richly gilt in compartments with oval sunburst motif, red and green morocco labels, marbled end-papers. A fine and attractive set, A bookplate loosely inserted in volume 4 claims "From Croom Court/ Roger Payne binder/ 1738 - 97 used a tool/ used in this binding." Helvetius (1715 - 1771) is probably best-known for his De l&#39;Esprit (1758) and its successor De l&#39;Homme (1772). Although the imprint claims London for the place of publication, it is clearly a French, and probably, Parisian printing. De l&#39;Esprit had been condemned by the French parliament soon after it was published and was burnt, so Helvetius was clearly still considered dangerous to the structure of the state in 1777.

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        THE VIOLENT DESTROYED: AND OPPRESSED DELIVERED. A SERMON, PREACHED AT LEXINGTON, APRIL 19, 1777. FOR A MEMORIAL OF THE BLOODY TRAGEDY, BARBAROUSLY ACTED, BY A PARTY OF BRITISH TROOPS, IN THAT TOWN AND THE ADJACENT, APRIL 19, 1775

      Boston: Draper & Phillips, 1777.. 31pp. Modern blue paper wrappers. Light toning and foxing. Contemporary notations and ownership markings. Very good. Lacks the half title. In a half morocco box. Sermon preached by Cambridge pastor Samuel Cooke commemorating the two-year anniversary of the Battle of Lexington and Concord, where the opening shots of the Revolutionary War were fired. A graduate of Harvard College whose rhetorical skills had often been solicited for political events, Cooke used this occasion to provocatively argue scriptural comparisons between American revolutionaries and the embattled Israelites. He paints the British as modern-day cousins of the Amelek, a biblical tribe he describes as a "rapacious band" whose "violence was attended with dastardly cruelty and savage barbarity." In the most pointed moment of his sermon, Cooke says of the events at Lexington: "That horrid scene, is instamped upon all our breasts, in characters of blood!" EVANS 15279. SABIN 16350.

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        Saggio della Biblioteca Tirolese o sia Notizie Istoriche degli Scrittori della Provincia del Tirolo da Domenico Francesco Todeschini di Giunte e Note molto accresciuto.

      s.n.,, In Venezia, 1777 - Cm. 19, pp. (2) viii, 292. Con bella antiporta incisa in rame. Legatura coeva in cart. rigido dipinto con titoli manoscritti al dorso. Un timbretto parrocchiale al frontespizio, peraltro esemplare genuino ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Edizione definitiva e di molto ampliata rispetto all'originale del 1733 che constava di sole 90 pagine. Il perginese Todeschini si prese cura di ampliare ed aggiornare l'opera dopo la morte di Tartarotti. Interessante e non comune. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Philosophical Survey of the South of Ireland In a Series of Letters to John Watkinson

      London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell. Good. 1777. First English Edition. Hardcover. Creasing and splitting to spine and seams, corner protectors worn, edgewear. ; Text-block appears clean and readable. ; Engravings; 1.5 x 8.5 x 5 inches; xvi, 476 pages; Half-bound in marbled boards, tan leather spine, 5 raised bands, 6 fold-out plates. .

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        The LONDON VOCABULARY, English and Latin: Put into a New Method, proper to Acquaint the Learner with Things as well as pure Latin Words. Adorned with Twenty-six Pictures. For the Use of Schools.

      Printed for J. F. and C. Rivington, T. Caslon, S Crowder, T Longman, B. Law, E. Johnston, J. Wallis and S. Blandon., London: 1777 - Text illustrated with 26 cuts [~ 2" x 2-1/4"]. Binding shows wear, with dloth worn away from spine lower 3-1/4" exposing gatherings. Extensive po ink notes, blots, spots, doodles, whatnot to t.p. and continuing throughout text. Late 19th C. po name label to inside front board. A Good copy. Early prior owner rough weave light brown cloth over original boards. 12mo: A^4 B - F^12 G^2. F2 missigned E2. 5-7/8" x 3-12". "The Seventeenth Edition, Corrected." Cf. ESTC T169890, listing just 6 institutional holdings. viii, 123, [1 (advert)] pp. P. ii publisher advert. Text two columns: English on left, Latin to right. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Planisferio Celeste Meridionale & Planisferio Celeste Settentrionale

      Atlante Novissimo., 1777.. Planisphere of the Southern Heavens. Copper engraving. Original colour. Fine condition, good margins. Size: 42 x 33 cm. (16½ x 13 inches) each Pair of splendid celestial maps of the northern skies, showing the different stars and constellations, their relative brightness, and in outline, astrological figures. This circular map, has within its border engravings in the four corners, of the Observatories of Paigi, Greenwich, Cassel and Copenhagen. Antonio Zatta was one of the leading cartographers and publishers of the time, and his Atlante Novissimo was one of the most beautifully produced of 18th century atlases. He drew on the work of other cartographers- such as Captain Cook, for his maps of New Zealand and Australia, Robert de Vaugondy, Bellin, and developed his own distinctive elegant style.Sold as a pair with the Map of the Northern Heavens (St No. 2446)

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        Flora Scotica: (2 Vols complete)

      1777 Or a Systematic Arrangement, in the Linnaean Method, of the Native Plants of Scotland and the Hebrides. 1st edition, complete 2 vols, 37 plates. In modern dark brown half calf with brown marbled boards, some blind tooling. Spines, raised bands, gilt tooling and titles. Internally, new endpapers, bookplate to fpds (Ashton Allis) text blocks sprinkled red, printed by B White, at Horace&#39;s Head, Fleet Street, London, some light offsetting. Vol 1, first two eps have been clipped at head (removing names?), additional engraved titlepage present with the Moses Griffith vignette, (xli), [1], [1], 2-530 pp, 24 B&W plates (including the eng tp, & 3 folding). Vol 2, with the additional engraved titlepage with vignette, [4], 531-1151 pp, [1], [24] index, 13 B&W plates (including the engraved plate and 6 folding), small tear repair to fep & additional tp at head, some occasional faint browning, light staining to first 4 leaves at head. A lovely set of a rare title. (ESTC T68845. Pritzel 5318)A reissue of the 1777 edition, but without the addition of "Some account of the author of this work," by Thomas Pennant, dated Nov. 13th, 1788, which is sometimes inserted between a2 and a3. Pennant contributed the Class 1 Quadrupeds pages 1-66. Having traveled with Lightfoot during his second tour and voyage to the Hebrides in he summer of 1772. Lightfoot, Church of England clergyman and naturalist was the Rector of Gotham in Nottinghamshire, and Chaplain to the Duchess Dowager of Portland. See ODNB.

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        The Annual Register,

      London, for J. Dodsley,, 1777. or a View of the History, Politics, and Literature, For the Year 1776. Octavo (9 × 5¾ ins), pp. iv, 112, *115&#150;*192, 113&#150;270, [ii], 259, [9] index. 19th-century quarter calf, drab paper boards, edges uncut. Backstrip a little rubbed in places, corners bumped, a superb copy, internally fresh, clean and entirely untrimmed. A superb uncut copy of the most sought-after single volume of the series. Begun in 1758, The Annual Register is an annual survey of the past year (traditionally focusing on history, politics, and literature) from the British perspective. This volume covers the events of the American Revolutionary year, and prints in full (pp. 261&#150;270) the American Declaration of Independence. Among the other material are book reviews of three of the best books published that year, including the first volume of Gibbon&#39;s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire and the first edition of Adam Smith&#39;s Wealth of Nations.

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        Letter to Congress Describing His Crossing of the Delaware River and Defeat of the Hessians in Trenton (within The Gentleman&#39;s Magazine for March, 1777)

      London: D. Henry and R. Cave, 1777. 2-page entry in the newspaper. Contains the entire letter sent by Washington to Congress on 26 December 1776 describing his crossing of the Delaware River and capture of three Hessian regiments in Trenton. Removed from a bound volume. Sound binding; split beginning at bottom of spine. Clean pages. Lght wear.. Newspaper. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        THE DESCRIPTION OF LEICESTERSHIRE

      Published by W. Whittingham, 1777. Hardback. Very Good. Very good condition with no wrapper. The Description of Leicestershire Containing Matters of Antiquity, History, Armoury and Genealogy by the Late William Burton Esq. The Second Edition Enlarged and Corrected. Large format. 15 x 9 inches. Brown leather spine and corners. Gilt decorations and title to spine. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Large paper edition. This copy contains a significant number of additional plates. Pagination: iv + 2 page list of subscribers + 298 pages + 4 page list of Sheriffs + 2 page index. Large folding map + two numbered plates. In addition there are 20 plates of views and heraldic shields. Tipped-in manuscript letter dated 1810 on front endpaper. 1 1/2 pages additional information on Scalford tipped-in to first blank page. Spine edges rubbed. Corners bumped and worn. Contents very clean and bright. [S]

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        Porti della Nuova York e Perthamboy

      Giuseppe Maria Terreni, Livorno 1777 - A handsome beautifully hand coloured Italian map of new York from the latter half of the18th century., Size : 200x165 (mm), 7.875x6.5 (Inches), Hand Colored

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        An Impartial Enquiry Into the Case of the Gospel Demoniacks : with an Appendix, Consisting of an Essay on Scripture Demonology - [Complete in 2 Volumes]

      London : Printed For J. F. And C. Rivington ; T. Payne And Son ; And B. White, 1777. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : [4], 349, [3]p : 8vo. Subject: Bible. N. T. Demoniac possession in literature. Demoniacs. With a half-title and a final advertisement leaf. Referenced by: English Short Title Catalog ESTCT121880. Very good copy in the original, full aniline calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with the original title and volume labels retained; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        Oeuvres revues sur les exemplaires de la Bibliothèque du Roi avec des notes par M. Faujas de Saint-Fond, et des additions de M. Gobet

      1777. Chez Ruault, libraire rue de la Harpe à Paris, 1777 in 4 (25,5 x 20 cm), LXXVI + 734 pages. Reliure en veau fauve marbré, triple filets dorés sur les plats, dos à nerfs décoré et doré, pièce de titre grenat, tranches marbrées. La vraie première édition collective des oeuvres de Palissy par Barthélemy Faujas de Saint-Fond (1741-1819), géologue et vulcanologue. Il manque le portrait et l&#39;Epitre dédicatoire à Franklin qui ont été supprimés avant la publication (Brunet). On trouve dans ces oeuvres plusieurs traités relatifs à l&#39;Alchymie (Caillet 8265). Au sommaire : De l&#39;art de terre de son utilité des émaux et du feu ; Des terres d&#39;argile ; Des pierres ; De la marne ; Observations sur la marne ; Essai sur la terre sigillée ou terre sacrée de Lemnos ; Des sels divers et du sel commun ; Notes sur les traités de sels, Des eaux & fontaines; Du mascaret qui s&#39;engendre au fleuve de Dourdongne en la Guienne ; Traité des métaux & alchimie ; De l&#39;or potable ; Du mitridat ou thériaque ; Des glaces ; Déclaration des abus et ignorances des médecins ; Recepte véritable par laquelle tous les hommes de la France pourront apprendre à multiplier et augmenter leurs thresors : Livre Premier - De l&#39;Agriculture, Livre Second - De l&#39;Histoire Naturelle, Livre Troisième - Jardin délectable, Livre Quatrièsme - De la ville de forteresse ; Notes ; Explication des mots les plus difficiles ; Cabinet de Palissy: copie des escrits qui sont mis au dessous des choses merveilleuses que l&#39;autheur de ce livre a préparé & mis par ordre en son cabinet ; Extraict des sentences principales ; Table des matières - ETAT D&#39;USAGE : Galeries de verre en plusieurs endroits dans les marges ou en fond de gorge au début (LXXVI + 52 premières pages) et en fin (page 395 à 734) ; il n&#39;y a pas d&#39;atteinte au texte associé à ces galeries, reliure avec la coiffe inférieure usée, le mors du premier plat est fendu

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        The englishman&#146;s fortnight in Paris; or, the art of ruining himself there in a few days. By an observer. Translated from the French

      London: printed for T. Durham, at Charing-Cross; and G. Kearsly, at No. 46, in Fleet-Street, 1777. Quarter-bound Leather. Near Fine. 8vo; [2], x, 222pp. Contemporary leather spine in six compartments between raised bands with a recent red morocco lettering piece gilt in the second, marbled sides and end papers. Joints skillfully and almost imperceptibly reinforced, the marbled sides heavily rubbed, top of the title page (including the word &#39;The&#39;) supplied in excellent facsimile. Internally, a Fine, bright copy, the pages fresh and free of foxing, browning and stains. The novelized first-person account of a young English lord&#39;s debauched sojourn&#151;prostitutes, gambling, horse-racing, drink&#151;in the French capitol, translated, perhaps by Rutledge, from his &#146;La quinzaine angloise à Paris.&#39; ESTC Citation No. N31079 (distinct from ESTC T131522, which Durham and Kearsly brought out the same year in duodecimo and which does not have the following note below the date on the title page present in our copy: "This work may be had of the above booksellers in French, printed from the Paris edition, which was suppressed in that country." ) An extremely scarce title, with no trace of this edition in the auction records and ESTC locating only a single copy, in the British Library. Copac adds only Manchester, the National Library of Scotland and the Bodleian.

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        A Philosophical Survey of the South of Ireland, in a Series of Letters to John Watkinson, M.D., London

      London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1777. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. First edition. 8vo. xvi, 476pp. Illustrated with six copper engraved folding plates (including the frontispiece). Contemporary full calf. Sine in 6 compartments, gilt; red lettering label, gilt. Upper hinge neatly and strengthened; wear at spine tips and corners; else a very good copy. ESTC T84447.

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        Oeuvres Complettes De Vade Avec Les Airs Notes a La Fin De Chaque Volume - [Complete in 4 Volumes]

      [Geneve], 1777. 1st Edition. All edges gilt. Uninked, impressed institutional mark to the title. Subject: Operas - 18th century. Genre: Plays. Asscoiate Reference: ESTC T153663. Language: French. All finely and sumptuously bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. An exceptional set; of presentation quality - scans etc. On request.

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        (Map, Revolutionary War Era, Colonial America): Theatre de la Guerre en Amerique

      Paris: le Rouge, 1777. Very good/excellent, hand colored outlines, trimmed a bit close at margin (due to binding in prior Le Rouge atlas, "Atlas Ameriquain Septentrional..."). Image measuring 62 x 50 cm (24 x 20 inches). This is a clean impression on heavy paper. Three insets: Louisiane, southeast coastal region (Floride), Sault du Niagra. "Par le Sr. le Rouge, ingenieur geographe du Roy." appears after title in upper margin. This is McCorkle entry 777.14, without the "Corrigee...M. Hawkins...". Apparently Le Rouge reworked his early map (Canada et Louisane..) of 1755, and changed the title for this work (McCorkle entry 755.23). Not in Nebenzahl, although several other maps from this atlas appear in the references. The map is cataloged in OCLC. . Very Good. Map.

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        Bibliographie Instructive, ou Notice de quelques Livres rares, singuliers & difficile à trouver, avec des Notes historiques, pour connoitre & distinguer les différentes Editions, & leur valeur dans le Commerce

      Fine mezzotint port. of Los Rios. xvi, 207 pp. 8vo, cont. half-sheep & paste-paper boards (spine & corners a trifle worn, minor foxing), flat spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Avignon: F. Seguin; Lyon: l&#39;Auteur, 1777. First edition of an interesting bookseller&#39;s catalogue, classed by subject, priced, and with an author index. "According to the &#39;Avertissement,&#39; this classified list of 800 titles was written to preserve the notes that De los Rios had made in the course of his business as a bookseller...The Bibliothèque [sic] is a unique or almost unique instance of a classified catalogue of rare books...Being a list of books already sold, the Bibliothèque is a very strange variety of catalogue of which I can cite very few examples. Frank Karslake&#39;s Notes from Sotheby&#39;s...is such a work. And E.P. Goldschmidt&#39;s Catalogue 100 is another."- Taylor, Catalogues of Rare Books, pp. 28-29-(incorrectly citing the title). Los Rios (1728-1820), was one of the most knowledgeable and colorful booksellers of his time. He handled many of the greatest books which, for the most part, came from the libraries of the Jesuits at Lyon, Tournon, and Macon and from the private libraries of the abbés Piole and Gindre. He worked as a bookseller&#39;s clerk in Paris and Rome, visited England and the Low Countries, and finally established himself as a bookseller at Lyon in 1766. Our copy contains the handsome mezzotint portrait of Los Rios which, according to Taylor, is present in only a few copies. Nice copy. &#10087; Varille, La Vie facétieuse de M. de Los Rios, libraire lyonnais (Lyon: 1928). .

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        Teniers&#39;s Kitchen. In the Common Parlour at Houghton

      London: John Boydell, 1 July 1777. Engraving, coloured by hand, by J.B. Michel. (Expert repair to upper margin just touching image area). 16 5/8 x 22 7/8 inches. 19 1/8 x 24 inches. A lively scene from the Flemish master of the interior genre picture. Born in Antwerp, David Teniers was the son of David Teniers I. He became a master of the Antwerp Guild of St Luke in 1632-3 after an apprenticeship to his father, with whom he also collaborated. In 1637 he married Anna, the daughter and heiress of Jan Breughel I. From the outset Teniers the younger was an extremely productive painter, thanks to his good relationship with Antwerp art dealers. During the 1630s he produced small-format religious scenes on commission for Chrysostoom van Immerseel, who supplied the Spanish market. However, it was Teniers&#39;s genre pieces that were greatly prized by the Antwerp dealers and made him famous. Teniers quickly became one of Antwerp&#39;s pace-setting and most successful painters, which probably accounts for his assumption of functions that carried a degree of social prominence, such as the office of Master of the Chapel of the Holy Sacrament in the St Jacobskerk between 1637 and 1639, and Dean of the Guild of St Luke in 1645. He also received such prestigious commissions as the large group portrait of the Arquebusiers Company (1643). During this same Antwerp period he also executed commissions for Antonine Triest (1576- 1657), Bishop of Bruges, one of the most prominent patrons of the arts in the southern Netherlands. By 1647 Teniers was working for Archduke Leopold William, Governor of the southern Netherlands from 1646, and in 1651 he became the Archduke&#39;s court painter. He consequently moved from Antwerp to the court at Brussels, and in 1656 he bought a building near the archducal palace and had it rebuilt as a spacious and handsome house-cum-studio.&#39; (artnet,com) "Teniers&#39;s Kitchen" is a celebration of abundance, a happiness provoked by the instinctive anticipation of plenty of good food from sea, sky and land. Teniers is also pleased to demonstrate how many people are employed in this important work, and it is probably he who stands in a commanding posture, staff in one hand and falcon in the other surrounded by dogs on the dais to the right. The original painting was completed in 1646 and is in the Hermitage collection. The print was published and commissioned by John Boydell, the great London printmaker and seller. The painting was part of Sir Robert Walpole&#39;s collection and was soon thereafter sold to Catherine the Great (1779).

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        British Zoology Vol IV Crustacea. Mollusca. Testacea. (Only)

      London: Benj. White., 1777 in half calf, marbled boards, tips replaced. Spine relaid, decorative gilt tooling, titles in gilt to new red and black leather labels. Internally, no inscriptions, engraved title page, [7], (iv-viii), [10] pl list, [1], 2-154 pp, [2] corrections, 93 pls (of 93), [1] errata, [3] adverts, some light water staining. (ESTC T150744. Lowndes 1823.Allibone 1553.de Pannoni 478)Pennant, naturalist, traveller, and writer whose first folio edition of British Zoology was followed by a more successful and smaller second edition, and by additional volumes on reptiles, fish, and marine animals. The work was organized according to the classificatory systems of John Ray, whom Pennant much admired. Five editions of British Zoology were published between 1766 and 1812. See ODNB.

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        THE MODERN TRAVELLER; BEING A COLLECTION OF USEFUL AND ENTERTAINING TRAVELS

      1777: T.LOWNDES A NEAR FINE ANTIQUARIAN COPY - THE MODERN TRAVELLER. Being a Collection of Useful and Entertaining Travels Lately made into various countries The whole carefully abridged Exhibiting a view of the manners, religion, government Arts, agriculture, manufactures, and commerce of the known world. Some minor foxing amongst the 6 volumes, a map had a tear professionally restored, an excellent set quite uncommon and hard to find. LONDON: Printed for T. Lowndes, MDCCLXXVI-MDCCLXXVII. 1776-1777. [published date: 1776-7]. Rare First edition. In Six volumes. 8vo. 7.0" x 4.5" inches (LxB). Complete as issued with 21 engraved plates, as called for in the List of Plates at the end of volume 6. There are 5 folding Maps: MAP OF THE WORLD; ASIA; AFRICA; AMERICA & EUROPE. SIX volumes 8vo. 7.25" x 4.50" inches in fine full contemporary calf leather boards, spine rebacked using matching calf leather done in antique style with new endpapers, with 5 raised bands & red & black gilt lettered morocco labels. Vols. 1-4 are dated 1776, and vols.5-6 are dated 1777. A scarce book set, rarely found complete. A classic work.. First Edition FIRST State. Full-Leather. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        The Rudiments of War:

      London, Printed for N. Conant (Successor to Mr. Whiston), , 1777. Comprising the Principles of Military Duty, in a Series of Orders issued by Commanders in the English Army. To which are added, some other Military Regulations, for the Sake of connecting the Former. Octavo (208 × 128 mm). Modern half calf on marbled boards, to style, red morocco label to the spine. Half-title present. P.297 is a folding table, errata leaf on thicker stock tipped-in before it. First and last few leaves marginally browned through paste-action from the previous binding, but overall a very good, clean copy. First Edition. Uncommon, ESTC traces only three copies in America. The attribution is drawn from the Asiatic Annual Register, vol. IV, 1802, pp. 43-44. Ironside, a colonel in the service of the HEIC, here compiles a comprehensive and timely digest covering all aspects of military duties: "I am aware that some of the Remarks may at first appear slight and inconsiderable; but be it remembered by those who comprehend not the &#39;valor in tenui&#39; that Trifles are usually the first Things forgot in a Period of Inactivity and Repose; that the Elements of every Science, however trivial in Detail, become collectively of Importance; that it is an Assemblage of Units which compose a Million, and of Points that form the most valuable Theorems of Mathematical Demonstration. Time, indeed, can alone ascertain the actual Use or Inefficacy of this Work. It is at least concise, adapted to the plainest Capacity, and may serve as a Memorial of Duty to those who stand in Need of such a Monitory" (preface).

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        A Military Course for the Government and Conduct of a Battalion,

      London: Printed for the author,, 1777. designed for their Regulations in Quarter, Camp, or Garrison; with Useful Observations and Instructions for their Manner of Attack and Defence. Octavo (208 × 128 mm) Contemporary calf, red morocco label to the spine. Hand-coloured engraved frontispiece and seventeen similar plates with a total of twenty plans and diagrams, ad. leaf for Lochee&#39;s System of Military Mathematics bound before the plates, and 14-page subscribers list after the plates. A little rubbed at the extremities, corners worn, upper joint slightly cracked at the head, small tear and reapir to leather on the the upper board, mild offsetting from the frontispiece, very light toning else, a very good copy in unrestored contemporary condition. Second edition, the same year as the first, dedication dated just 9 days after the first - 1 October, rather than 22 September. A very timely publication, as Simes stresses in his secondary dedication "To the Officers of the Army" - "From the rebellious conduct of the Americans it appears to me that there is a great necessity of publishing something of this kind, for the instruction of the young and unxeperienced [sic.] officer &#133;" In his study of the eighteenth century training texts of the British Army, Fit for Service, Houlding is dismissive of Simes&#39;s merits as an author and compiler. However, he concedes that despite some grave flaws, Simes&#39;s publications did fill a need in the British Army at the time, as is demonstrated by the lengthy Subscribers List, including some impressive names, appended to the present volume, and that "...they served their purpose in providing young officers with a fairly complete catalogue of their duties." Even Harvey [Col. Edward Harvey - Adjutant-General], though unimpressed, acknowledged the troubles Simes had put himself to in "collecting Several Regulations & Forms of Returns etc & in publishing them together"; and he knew this to be "of Some Convenience to Young Officers." Attractive armorial bookplate of Major John Taubman, speaker of the House of Keys, the Manx Parliament, from 1799 until his death in 1822. He raised the Douglas Volunteers, and was their Major Commandant, he was also a Major in the Isle of Man Volunteers.

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        GESCHICHTE DER MISSION DER EVANGELISCHEN BRUEDER AUF DEN CARAIBISCHEN INSELN ST. THOMAS, ST. CROIX, ST. JAN. HERAUSGEGEBEN DURCH JOHANN JAKOB BOSSART

      Barby, Switzerland. 1777.. Two volumes bound in one. [16],444,[4],[4],447-1068,[46]pp. plus three folding maps, four folding plates, and a folding chart. Thick octavo. Modern calf, gilt spine. About fine. Oldendorp was a minister in the Moravian Church in Europe who was sent to the Danish West Indies to collect data for a history of the mission there. Over a period of seventeen months on St. Croix, he compiled a vast amount of information about local customs through his extensive interviewing of resident Blacks from thirty different tribes. In addition, Oldendorp made notes relating to the natural resources of the island. The second part of the book contains the history of the mission. "With the help of an editor, Johann Jacob Bossart, who arranged the copious materials in a meaningful way, Oldendorp&#39;s German-language report became a cornerstone of eighteenth- century West Indian scholarship. Two hundred years later, two American scholars translated Oldendorp&#39;s work into English as A CARIBBEAN MISSION. Interest in the book has never waned" - Robert Graff. The lovely engraved views are among the first made of these islands, showing the missions on St. Thomas and St. John, and two views on St. Croix. Not in the Beinecke Lesser Antilles Collection at Hamilton College, and in few American collections. SABIN 57152. Robert Graff, "An Island of Immigrants" in GAZETTE OF THE GROLIER CLUB No. 40/41, pp.37- 38. BELL O70.

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        During the Rhode Island Campaign of 1778, Signer William Whipple Appoints a Quartermaster For His Brigade

      William Whipple was a signer of the Declaration of Independence as a represen- & tative of New Hampshire. In 1777, he was made Brigadier General of the New & Hampshire Militia, participating in the successful expedition against General & Burgoyne at the battles of Stillwater and Saratoga raising and commanding a & brigade of militia during the campaign. In 1778, he led another New Hampshire & militia brigade at the Battle of Rhode Island on August 29. & Autograph Document Signed, Camp on Rhode Island, August 12, 1778, during & the Rhode Island campaign. "This is to certify that I have appointed Mr. Nathaniel & Gaffield Quarter Master of the Brigade of New Hampshire Volunteers under my com- & mand. Wm. Whipple, Brig. Gen."

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        Virtue in humble life: containing reflections on relative duties, particularly those of masters and servants ... Various anecdotes of the living and the dead: in two hundred and nine conversations, between a father and his daughter, amidst rural scenes ... with a manual of devotion

      London: Printed for Dodsley, in Pall-Mall; Sewel, near the Royal-Exchange; and Bew, in Pater-noster-Row, 1777. 4to (28.4 cm, 11.2"). 2 vols. in 1. I: Frontis., [2] ff., xvii, [1], vii, [1], 323, [1] p., [2] ff., pp. 325 (i.e., 327)&#150;411, [1] p. II: Frontis., vii, [1], 523, [1] p. This is the second edition of => father-daughter dialogues intended to strengthen => servants&#39; morals by myriad examples and advice; it was first published as an octavo series in 1774, using much the same content as Hanway&#39;s earlier Farmer&#39;s Advice to his Daughter (1770). The author (1712&#150;86) was a merchant and philanthropist known not only for his charity, but also for regularly sporting both a sword and an umbrella at a time when neither was fashionable, and for tipping attractive female servants especially well. (He was a prolific author, too.) Chapters include conversations between daughter Mary and her father on the utmost importance of prayer, sacraments, and charity; the "reciprocal duties of masters and servants"; the "necessity of subordination"; and "caution to female domestics against dancing-meetings," among many, many other topics large and small. The text is handsomely printed double-column in roman and italic, with => two finely engraved frontispieces signed by E. Edwards and J. Hall, one at the beginning of each volume: the first of a father and daughter sitting beneath a tree; the second of Hanway seated on a rock, contemplating a book and skull beneath the motto "Never Despair" &#151; the author&#39;s own, which he adopted after a particularly grueling merchant voyage for the Russia Company in 1743. Each volume also has its own title-page, the Manual of Devotion, Consisting of Prayers, Psalms, Hymns, and Lessons that appears between the two having its own as well. ESTC T93949; Goldsmiths-Kress 11624. On Hanway, see: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography online. Contemporary speckled calf, boards framed in a gilt Greek key pattern, gilt board edges and turn-ins, marbled endpapers; recently rebacked, spine gilt extra preserving original gilt-tooled green morocco label and adding a new red one gilt with author and title. Boards stained and scratched in a few places, corners bumped, chipping leather glued down; marbled endpapers repaired with photocopy segments of the original design. Ex-library: stamps on bottom edge, front endpaper, and rear pastedown (only). Mild to moderate foxing on a handful of leaves in each volume, and one small circular stain affecting eight or so pages in first, while pages mostly clean and bright; short closed tear to bottom margin of one leaf in second volume. => Nice.

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        Chikuden Gafu

      Esteemed painter, scholar, writer, poet, calligrapher, friend of many leading late Edo period literati, Chikuden with his mastery of the brush and treatment of literati themes and Bunjinga landscape composition developed an original painting style of great interest. During his lifetime, by design, he sold no paintings and contributed relatively few woodblock print designs. Offered is a partial set, 2 volumes of the woodblock prints of his paintings from the rare 4 volumes set in 2 parts, produced after Chikuden in a suitable size for travel and study. The 32 double-page prints from the finely executed transfer designs have that ineffable Chikuden quality that offers new insights with repeated viewing. VOLUMES: a partial set, 2 volumes from the 4 volumes divided into 2 parts, 1 volume offered from each part, volume 1 of Part I, and volume 2 of Part II. WOODBLOCK PRINTS: black, white and gray with wash, print 15 in vol. 2 with dark pink, these examples with fine definition and sharpness, and fresh colors. SIZE: As issued: Covers: 16 x 9.5 cm (6.3 x 3.74 inches). Pages: within a single ruled border are 11.9 x 9.1 cm. Double page prints, (Format: 2 facing pages within ruled borders, narrow gutter part of print design), are 119 x 181 mm (4.7 x 7.13 inches). FORMAT: Publisher's auburn brown, lined paper covers sewn with white cord in noble (koki toji), 6-stab holes bindings, upper wrappers with the 10.5 cm mounted, ivory title slips with double ruled, curved corner borders, printed in black with 6 characters, volume number at foot, different titles for each volume, (Part II, the koken), volume one with a mikaeshi, (text on inside of upper wrapper), on a special white peach paper dusted with green with flecks of gold protected by a blank interleaf. All hanko seals in the 2 volumes are printed in red. CONDITION DETAIL: Worming: Vol. 1: bottom of upper cover with innocuous track; doesn't continue. Vol. 2: 3 cm thin vertical track, bottom of inside of upper cover, ends in Print 1. 4 other prints with minute pin track outside of print frame at outermost edge of top corner. Owner markings: 1 small hanko seal applied in red ink to bottom of the lower cover of each volume. Pages: some with bottom edge soiling: characters inked on bottom block edge with tiny ink dot on bottom edge of some pages. Vol. 2: light tip bends: 2 prints with 1 instance of slight loss amidst a repeating pattern, so readily made up for by eye, (Print 8, 10 x 2 mm, Print 12, triangular, 9 mm base, 4 mm height). Covers: Slight wear and soiling, the upper cover of vol. 1 with a scalloped 2 cm top edge chip, .5 cm at its deepest and a pen mark adjacent to spine, the upper cover of vol. 2 with a few pale spots and light corner wear. Title Slips: light soiling and a few tiny edge chips. Binding: Fine, appears original. PAGINATION: Confirmed complete for both volumes: Part I, Volume 1; 47 pages-23 numbered sheets, (8 different hanko seals used), with 10 double-page landscape prints in black, white and gray with wash, 7 with figures: mikaeshi, 1 page, (and protective sheet), preface, stamped with 2 seals, ), 2 numbered sheets and includes 1 blank page, 21 numbered sheets with separate pagination from preface, starting with section ending b/w decoration stamped with 3 seals + 10 prints, each stamped with one of 2 seals + 10 sheets of text, each following a print, the last text sheet stamped with a seal, with ending blank page. Part II, Volume 2; 51 pages-25 numbered sheets, (7 different hanko seals used), with 22 double-page landscape prints in black, white and gray with wash (Print 15 also with dark pink and wash), many with figures, 19 prints stamped with seals (4 seals used, including the 2 seals for prints from vol. 1): introductory text, 1 page, 22 prints, accompanied by text in print frame (in 4-11 columns), and 1 blank page, afterword with separate pagination stamped with 2 seals, 2 sheets, closing note with seal, 1 page. AVAILABILITY: Rare. A worldwide catalog search outside of Japan finds 1 institutional holding for the set at the Ryerson Library. REFERENCE: Ryerson, p. 423. Waseda University Catalog. Brown, p. 119. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request. CHIKUDEN: born in 1777 in Takeda in the north of Kyushu Island at Oka Castle, second son of Hisada Nakagawa, the physician to the Lord of Oka. Trained as a doctor but gave up the practice of medicine at age 23 and became an instructor in Confucian ethics and in history at the clan school under the Lord of Oka's jurisdiction, the Yugakukan. At the same time he studied Chinese painting, in particular the work of the Ming period painter, Dong Qichang (1555-1636) and the Chinese classics and became the official historian for Bungo Province. He also studied painting under Watanabe Hoto in Bungo and poetry with Karahashi Kunzan in Kyoto and visited Tani Buncho, (the great Bunjinga painter) in Edo in 1801, also studying with him via extended correspondence. After retiring from serving the Lord of Oka in 1813, he devoted himself to art and scholarship, becoming one of the greatest 19th century Japanese Nanga or Bunjinga school (literati) painters. He did very little woodblock design work (Brown) and never sold his paintings. Chikuden is widely credited with having a profound understanding and mastery of Chinese Ming Dynasty painting schools and was a published writer of great repute, and a poet, calligrapher and scholar of the Chinese classics. Known for a light line and spare use of color, he is best known for his landscapes, including of Kenkofu-kyo Canyon on Kyushu Island, many executed on the spot during his travels. He wrote the influential Sanchujin jozetsu (Chatter of a Mountain Dweller) in 1813: the 2 volumes treatise, including the Chikuden-so-shiyu garoku, his 100 rules of painting, was published in 1835. He also wrote a history of Oita, Bungo kokushi, and several influential works on tea including Chagu zafu (Pictorial Album of Tea Utensils) in 1829 and Hocha shisho sanshu (A Collection of Three New Books on Boiling Tea). Among his intimate literati friends were: Uragami Gyokudo, Uragami Shunkin, Rai San'yo, Kido Takayoshi, Okada Beisanjin and Shochiku Shinozaki. Chikuden died in Osaka in 1835.

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        An Act to Impower His Majesty to Secure and Detain Persons Charged with, or Suspected of, the Crime of High Treason, Committed in any of his Majesty&#39;s Colonies or Plantations in America, or on the High Seas, or the Crime of Piracy

      London: Charles Eyre and William Strahan, 1777. Near Fine. [2], 311-312 p.; 31 cm. (folio). Disbound. Title page reads "Anno Regni Georgii III. . . . At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster, the Twenty-ninth Day of November, Anno Domini 1774, in the Fifteenth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third . . . And from thence continued, by several Prorogations, to the Thirty-first Day of October, 1776; Being the Third Session of the Fourteenth Parliament of Great Britain." Woodcut royal coat of arms above the imprint. Woodcut headpiece and historiated initial at the beginning of the act. "Whereas a Rebellion and War have been openly and traiterously levied and carried on in certain of His Majesty&#39;s Colonies and Plantations in America, and Acts of Treason and Piracy have been committed on the High Seas, and upon the Ships and Goods of His Majesty&#39;s Subjects, and many Persons have been seised and taken, who are expressly charged or strongly suspected of such Treasons and Felonies, and many more such Persons may be hereafter so seised and taken . . ." An act allowing magistrates to hold until January 1778 anyone who had committed or was suspected of having committed treason in the American colonies. Any participation in or support for the Revolution was considered treason against Great Britain. In Near Fine Condition: disbound; small chip at tail of spine; clean and bright. Very scarce.

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