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        Pregeth ynghylch Rhodio gyda Duw, or, A Sermon on Being with God

      Carmarthen - Ioan Ross 1777 - A scarce edition of a sermon from the works of George Whitefield. Bound in paper wraps with a typed title label. Second Edition. To which is added hymns by Nathaniel Williams of Llanwinio (1742-1826). The title page bears a copperplate signature in ink. George Whitefield (17141770) was an Anglican Protestant minister who helped spread the Great Awakening in Britain and, especially, in the British North American colonies. He was one of the founders of Methodism and of the evangelical movement generally. He became perhaps the best-known preacher in Britain and America in the 18th century, and because he travelled through all of the American colonies and drew great crowds and media coverage, he was one of the most widely recognised public figures in colonial America. Condition: The binding is loose in places. There is very little wear to the extremities. Internally the pages have occasional significant spots, and browning. Pages three to ten and fifteen to twenty-two are detached. Overall the condition is very good indeed with a good only interior. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TEATRO CRITICO UNIVERSAL ( Ó DISCURSOS VARIOS EN TODO GÉNERO DE MATERIAS, PARA DESENGAÑO DE ERRORES COMUNES )

      Madrid - 8 Tomos, 1º Joachin Ibarra . 1777, LXXXII y 414 págs, 2º Id 1779. XXXII y 439 págs, 3º Pantaleon Aznar. 1777, LVI y 395 págs, 4º Blas Roman. 1778, XL y 478 págs, 5º Id 1778. XLVIII y 432 págs, 6º Andrés Ortega. 1778, XLVIII y 419 págs, 7º Id. 1778, XLIV y 446 págs, 8º Antonio Marin . 1765, 24 h y 478 págs.( FEIJOO ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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

      Lon., 1777.. b/w folding map. “Johann Reinhold Forster and Johann Georg Adam Forster, father and son, accompanied Cook’s second voyage as naturalists aboard the Resolution... It was intended that the elder Forster should write the official record of the voyage, but, after a dispute with the Admiralty concerning his emoluments, the offer was withdrawn. The Forsters then set to work writing a report of their own, based on Johann Reinhold’s journal and issued by Georg. This is an important and necessary addition to Cook’s voyages although the work has been criticized for its failure to acknowledge assistance derived from Cook’s journal. The Forster’s work was published before the official account.” - Hill 625. On this expedition Cook disproved the existence of a southern continent and was the first to cross the Antarctic Circle. See Spence, 464. Beddie, 1247. This is a clean copy in contemporary speckled calf, bindings tight. Edges of front blanks tanned from acidic binding glue. Outer inch of the title page in volume I has been cleanly cut away (as if to remove an old signature or inscription) with no loss of text. The large folding map in volume I is in good repair and shows only light offsetting. Backstrips somewhat darkened and slightly worn at spine ends. The labels, however, are quite handsome, and the set has a very nice appearance overall.

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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        A PHILOSOPHICAL AND POLITICAL HISTORY OF THE SETTLEMENTS AND TRADE OF THE EUROPEANS IN THE EAST AND WEST INDIES. Translated from the French of ... by J. Justamond

      Printed for T. Cadell 1777. . 3rd Ed. Revised and Corrected ... With a Copious Index. 5 vols. Port. frontis., 4 folding maps. Ex.-libris John Stirling, contemporary gilt rule edged tree calf, intricate gilt dec. filleting with gilt compartments and gilt lettered labels, some cracking to several spine and some sl. loss to heads and tails of several spines, but an attractive set in a contemporary binding. Goldsmiths No. 11579; ESTC T94803.& Translation of ‘Histoire philosophique et politique des etablissemens et du commerce des Europeans dans les Deux Indes.’& Raynall had the assistance of various members of the philosophe côteries in this his most important work. Diderot indeed is credited with a third of this work, which was characterized by Voltaire as "du réchauffé avec de la declamation." The other chief collaborators were Pechméja, Holbach, Paulze, the farmer-general of taxes, the Abbé Martin, and Alexandre Deleyre.& The Histoire went through many editions, being revised and augmented from time to time by Raynal; it was translated into the principal European languages, and appeared in various abridgments. Its introduction into France was forbidden in 1779; the book was burned by the public executioner, and an order was given for the arrest of the author, whose name had not appeared in the first edition, but was printed on the title page of the Geneva edition of 1780. Additional postage may be necessary. US$1248

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        Stolpertus ein junger Arzt am Krankenbette. Von einem patriotischen PfŠlzer. Teil 1 (von 5).

      Mannheim, Schwan 1777. - 8¡. 148 S. Mit gest. Titelvignette. Lederbd. d.Z. auf 5 BŸnden mit blindgepr. RŸckenschild (Ecken bestossen, Deckelbezug mit Fehlstellen, etwas berieben). Angebunden: 1. Derselbe. Die HŠmorrhoiden. Den Freunden dauerhafter Gesundheit gewidmet. O.O.u.Vlg. Auf Kosten des Publici 1777. 108 S. - 2. SNIP, [Volkert] (1733-1771). Abhandlung von dem Steinschnitt. Aus dem lateinischen Ÿbersetzt von G.H. Wien, gedruckt, bey Joseph Edlen von Kurzbšk, 1777. 93 S. - Seltene erste Auflage der deutschen †bersetzung des in Amsterdam 1761 erschienenen Textes "De lithotomia sive calculi sectione". Volkert Snip war Professor der Anatomie und Chirurgie. - Hirsch V, 450f. - Stellenweise etwas fleckig, Innendeckel mit Klebeschild, handschr. Eintragungen und Tintenspur, Titelblatt mit handschr. Vermerk. Lang de

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        Traité des Obligations

      - Nouvelle édition :Traité des obligations selon les règles tant du for de la conscience, que du for extérieur. 1777. Tome I:-ce qui appartient à l'essence des obligations et leurs effets - 158p.-exposition générale des différentes espèces d'Obligations - 158 à 524p.Tome II :- des manières dont s'éteignent les Obligations, et les différentes fins de non-recevoir, ou prescriptions contre les créances- de la preuve tant des Obligations, que de leurs paiements, 490 p.Tomes III et IV (en un volume) : Traité du contrat de vente, 1772, 444p. et 295 p.Tome V : Traité des retraits, pour servir d'appendice au traité du contrat de vente, 1773, 523p;Tomes VI et VII : Traité du contrat de louage,1771, 424p. et Traité du contrat du bail à rente, 1771, 178 p.Tomes VIII, IX, X : Traités des contrats maritimes, société, cheptels, 211p.; 229p.;201p. 1775;Tome XI : Traité des contrats aléatoires: Traité du contrat d'assurances; Traité du contrat de prêt à la Grosse-aventure, 307 p., 1775.Tomes XII et XIII : Traité du contrat de constitution de rente, 255 p.; Traité du Contrat de change, 238 p., 1773.Tome XIV : Traité des contrats de bienfaisance; Traité du prêt à usage et du précaire, Traité du contrat de prêt de consomption, usure, 316p. 1775.Tome XV : Traité du contrat de dépôt, Traité du contrat de mandat, quasi-contrat, contrat de nantissement, 396p., 1775.Tomes XVI et XVII : Traité du contrat de mariage, 446p., 384p. 1772.Tome XVIII : Traité de la communauté. Tome premier, 504p. 1770.Tous les volumes uniformément reliés, toile noire, plats marbrés.

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        Diarío de Navegación que con el Favor de Dios y Nuestra Sra. De los Dolores espera Executar Francisco Cassani Piloto avordo de la Saetia Nombrada el Santo Cristo del Calvario. Su patron Thomas Taxonera comensado en Cadiz el dia 13 de noviembre

      Cadiz, 1776 - Salvamento, 1777. - MANUSCRIT in-4. 115ff. Plein vélin, traces de lien, petits cartons cousus au dos (reliure de l'époque, plats salis). Précieux livre de bord d'un navire espagnol, le Santo Cristo del Calvario, lors d'une importante expédition militaire envoyée en Amérique du Sud par Carlos III et qui s'inscrit dans les efforts menés à cette époque par la couronne espagnole pour assurer sa domination sur le Nouveau Continent. La première partie du journal s'achève le 20 février à l'arrivée du bateau au port de l'île Santa Catalina (Paraguay) tenue par les Portugais. Il reprend ensuite, après la prise de l'île par les Espagnols, lorsque le navire reprend sa route le 28 mars 1777 à destination du Rio Grande (Brésil), et continue jusqu'à son retour à Cadiz. Le bateau dont il est question ici était un navire de guerre qui avait déjà participé à d'autres campagnes transatlantiques. Le manuscrit tenu jour après jour contient de nombreux renseignements techniques sur le déroulement de la traversée avec des détails sur les conditions météorologiques. Chaque résumé de la journée est accompagné d'un tableau et d'un schéma récapitulatifs. Légère trace de mouillure dans la marge inférieure. J. Siles Salinas, Historia de la Independencia de Bolivia, 2009, p. 14-15. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Nouvelles expériences sur la résistance des fluides.

      Paris, Jombert 1777 - In-8 de (4), 232 pp., 5 planches h.-t. Basane marbrée, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.) Première édition. "These towing tank experiments were preceded only by those of Benjamin Franklin. In the present work, Bossut reports on the experiments on the resistance of bodies in connection with inland navigation, which were conducted in 1775 by d'Alembert, Condorcet and himself at the request of the government. Using a towing tank constructed under Bossut's supervision, it was determined that the resistance increases as the relative area of the canal diminishes. The text describes the preparations for the experiments and supplies numerous tables of the result." Biblio. mechanica 9. Coins et coupes frottés, quelques taches sur les plats, assez bon exemplaire. // // //

      [Bookseller: Hugues de Latude]
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        Klopstock <In Fragmenten aus Briefen von Tellow an Elisa> (zwei Teile in einem Band = alles),

      Hamburg, Schniebes (Erster Teil) bzw. Heroldsche Buchhandlung (Zweiter Teil), 1777 / 1778,. Erstausgabe, 8°, 480 S. mit sehr schönen Musterpapiervorsätzen und noch dem original Seiden-Lesebändchen und dem fliegenden Vorsatz, Vollgoldschnitt, wunderbarer Ganzledereinband der Zeit mit rotem und grünem Lederrückenschild mit goldener Rückenbeschriftung sowie reicher goldener Rückenverzierung und Einbanddeckelumrahmung, schönes, sauberes und sehr dekoratives Exemplar (prez)

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        The History of the Life of King Henry the Second, and of the Age in Which He Lived, in five books: to which is prefixed A History of the Revolutions of England from the Death, of Edward the Confessor to the Birth of Henry the Second (Six Volumes, Complete)

      London: J. Dodsley. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1777. Second Revised Edition. First Printing. Leather. Full calf, spines in six compartments separated by gilt borders, gilt lettering on red panel in one compartment, gilt volume number and decoration on black panel in one, and very elaborate gilt decoration in the remainder, marbled endpapers. First published in 1767, this is the new, corrected edition. Volume 1: (1777), x, 487 pp.; Volume 2: (1777), (ii), 520 pp.; Volume 3: (1777), (ii), 496 pp.; Volume 4: (1777), (ii), 576 pp.; Volume 5: (1772), (iii), 425 pp.; Volume 6: (1773), (ii), 505, (2) pp. George Lyttelton, 1st Baron Lyttelton (1709&#150;1773), known as Sir George Lyttelton, Bt., between 1751 and 1756, was a British statesman and patron of the arts. He was one of the politicians who opposed Robert Walpole as a member (one of Cobham&#39;s Cubs) of the Whig Opposition the 1730s. He served as secretary to Frederick, Prince of Wales, from 1737, and as a Commissioner of the Treasury in 1744. After Walpole&#39;s fall, Lyttelton became Chancellor of the Exchequer (1755). In 1756 he was raised to the peerage as Lord Lyttelton, Baron of Frankley in the County of Worcester. Lord Lyttelton was a friend and supporter to Alexander Pope in the 1730s and to Henry Fielding in the 1750s. James Thomson addresses him throughout his poem "The Seasons." He wrote "Dialogues of the Dead" in 1760 with Elizabeth Montagu, leader of the bluestockings, and "The History of the Life of Henry the Second" (1767&#150;1771). . Former owner&#39;s armorial bookplate in feps, otherwise unmarked, tight, square and clean. Some hinges expertly reinforced. An extremely handsome set. VERY GOOD. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        The History of America

      London: Printed for W. Strahan; T. Cadell, and J. Balfour, Edinburgh,, 1777. 2 volumes quarto (279 × 218 mm) Contemporary lightly sprinkled calf, red lettering- and green numbering-pieces, single fillet panel gilt to the boards, gilt milled edge-roll. Folding plate of Mexican hieroglyphics to volume II. Lightly rubbed, head-caps both a little chipped, joints just starting towards the tail, endpapers lightly browned and with some tan-burn from the turn-ins, some foxing, overall a very good set. First edition, bound with the half-titles, but without the maps issued later. Robertson had already established his reputation as "the leading historian in Europe" (ODNB) with his History of Scotland and life of Charles V, when he began researching a history of the colonization of the New World. The outbreak of hostilities in North America prompted him to publish the portion covering the sixteenth-century Spanish conquista. On publication it was very positively received, "Its success was even more marked on the continent, where it was considered Robertson's masterpiece ... and went through nine editions between 1777 and 1780. The book ... alternated chapters of narrative concerning the Spanish conquest with chapters of description of Native American culture and society. With its dramatic sweep of narrative, combined with a provocative confrontation of two very different stages of civilization and a prose that was more flexible and evocative than that of his earlier books, the History of America is often regarded as Robertson's most interesting, original, and even Romantic work".

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        Namnkunniga svenska herrars och fruers skåde-penningar afritade och i koppar stuckne;

      - Med bifogade lefvernes-beskrifningar utgifne af Carl Reinhold Berch. Förste och Andre flocken. På Kongl. Antiq. Archivi Förlag. Stockholm: Johan Georg Lange, 1777. Tredje flocken. På Kongl. Antiquitets-Archivi Förlag. Stockholm: Johan Georg Lange, 1781. (4),320 s. + 10 graverade planscher. 218 s. + 10 graverade planscher. Samtida halvskinnband. Rygg med fem upphöjda bind. Något lagerfläckat biblioteksex med hårt nötta pärmar och gammal numrering på planscherna, låneficka och stämplar samt hyllsignum vid ryggens fot. Rikligt med äldre anteckningar på försättsblad. Komplett, bredrandigt ex. Från Borås stadsbibliotek och sedan enl. insatt etikett genom byte till Dagsnäsbiblioteket. 25,5 x 21 cm.[#1055]

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        (LEOPOLD, CARL GUSTAF af)

      Bref, till en god vän i Norrköping, på dess bröllops-dag; ifrån en ungkarl i Strängnäs år 1777. Uppsala, J. Edman, (1777). 4:o. (8) s. Nytt marmorerat pappbd (Christoferson). Med fuktrand och lite småfläckar. Ur Kurt Winbergs samling.. Omtrycktes i "Hvad nytt? Hvad nytt?" 1777

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        De l'Ordre Social, Ouvrage suivi d'un Traité élémentaire sur la Valeur, l'Argent, la Circulation, l'Industrie & le Commerce intérieur & extérieur. [With:] Discours. sur la Liberté du Commerce des Grains. [And:] De l'Intérêt social, par rapport à la Valeur, à la Circulation, à l'Industrie, & au Commerce intérieur & extérieur: Ouvrage élementaire, dans lequel on discute quelques principes de M. l'Abbé de Condillac.

      Paris: Chez les Frères Debure, 1777 - 3 works in one volume, as issued, octavo (198 x 121 mm). Contemporary French mottled calf, spine decorated gilt in compartments, red morocco label, all edges stained red, marbled endpapers. An excellent copy. Rare first edition in which Le Trosne sets out the main principles of the physiocrat doctrine. The first part is a statement of the social principles professed by the Physiocrats, including the discours pronounced by Le Trosne demanding the acceptance of the arrêt of the 13th September 1774 relating to the free transportation of grain within France. The Intérêt social belongs to the strict field of economics. Einaudi 3358; Goldsmiths' 11539; INED 2879; Kress B.55; Mattioli 1966. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THE TRAGEDIES OF AESCHYLUS, TRANSLATED

      Norwich: J. Crouse, 1777. First Edition. Quarter Leather. Quarto. [i]-xxviii, [1]-519; [*2], a2-f2, A4-3T4; backed in early 19th century calf with corners and marbled paper over boards; spine desiccated and lacking spine label; textblock is quite fresh with only light and scattered foxing; binding on the other hand is worn with a weakness the length of the spine; joints are tender; tasteful previous owner label on the front free endpaper. Each play has a half-title page and most conclude with an ornamental tail-piece. Potter&#39;s translation of the Aeschylus was remarkably well received and was regularly printed throughout the 19th century. First Edition copies are remarkably uncommon. Additional images available upon request. DNB.

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        Kongeriget Danmarks chorographiske Beskrivelse.

      1777 1777 - Kbhvn.: Johan Rudolph Thiele 1777. Med kobberstukket titelvignet samt foldet kort over Danmark 17x25,5 cm. [24] + 976 s. Samtidigt halvlæder med guldtryk og titelfelt i anden farve skind. * Bibl. Dan. II, 600.

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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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        A Military Course for the Government and Conduct of a Battalion, designed for their Regulations in Quarter, Camp, or Garrison; with Useful Observations and Instructions for their Manner of Attack and Defence.

      London: Printed for the author, 1777 - Octavo (208 × 128 mm). Contemporary calf, red morocco label to the spine. A little rubbed at the extremities, corners worn, upper joint slightly cracked at the head, small tear and repair to leather on the the upper board, mild offsetting from the frontispiece, very light toning else, a very good copy in unrestored contemporary condition. Hand-coloured engraved frontispiece and 17 similar plates with a total of 20 plans and diagrams, ad leaf for Lochee's System of Military Mathematics bound before the plates, and 14-page subscribers list after the plates. 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. Second edition, the same year as the first, the dedication dated just nine 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 unexperienced [sic] officer". In his study of the 18th-century training texts of the British Army, Fit for Service, Houlding is dismissive of Simes's merits as an author and compiler. However, he concedes that Simes's publications did fill a need in the British Army at the time, as is demonstrated by the lengthy and impressive subscribers list appended to the present volume, and that "they served their purpose in providing young officers with a fairly complete catalogue of their duties." Even 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." Houlding, Fit for Service

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        IDEES PRELIMINAIRES, ET PROSPECTUS D&#39;UN OUVRAGE SUR LES PECHES MARITIMES DE FRANCE. Par M. LEMOYNE, Maire de la ville de Dieppe

      Paris, de l&#39;Imprimerie Royale, 1777.. FIRST EDITION 1777, French text. Slim 8vo, approximately 200 x 120 mm, 8 x 4¾ inches, 56 pages, bound in full contemporary calf, decorative gilt border to covers with large central gilt coat of arms, gilt decoration and gilt lettering to spine, marbled edges and endpapers. Spine slightly worn at head and tail, 2 tiny holes and a tiny split to lower hinge, small repairs to corners, few slight marks to covers and a darkish stain to lower outer corners, small brown stain to 1 margin, otherwise contents bright and clean. A very good tight copy. We could not find a record in the Bibliotheque Nationale of the planned work, which may never have been published. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        THE PRINCIPLES OF FREE-MASONRY DELINEATED

      1777. [TREWMAN, Robert]. THE PRINCIPLES OF FREE-MASONRY DELINEATED. Exeter: Printed (and sold) by R. Trewman, 1777. 16mo., half calf with unlabeled gilt ruled spine, marbled paper covered boards. Corners and edges worn, boards rubbed. Some occasional pencil margin marks. Armorial English bookplate to front pastedown, with corresponding ink initials on title page. Frontispiece engraving by John Chubb, includes emblem of the Union Lodge Exeter. Following the dedication page is a Scantion by the Provincial Grand Master and other Lodge officials. With list of subscribers and a Correct List of the Regular Lodges under the Constitution of England. OCLC locates only two copies of this work. Rare.

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        A Commentary, with Notes, on the Four Evangelists and the Acts of the Apostles; together with a New Translation of St. Paul&#39;s First Epistle to the Corinthians, with a Paraphrase and Notes. To which are added other Theological Pieces. To the whole is prefixed, some account of his Lordship&#39;s Life and Character. Complete in 2 Volumes

      London. : Printed by E. Cox by T. Cadell. , 1777. Good. Contemporaneous full calf. Calf to front joints of each volume are cracked and the rear joints cracking. Six bands to each spine. Covers lightly rubbed. The two gilt lettered calf tiles to the spine of Vol. I are missing and the volume tile to the spine of Vol. II is chipped. Armorial bookplate of John Hunter of The Hermitage to front pastedown of each volume. Very mild foxing, largely to very outermost leaves, other than this the leaves are remarkably clean and fresh. lx, [4] and 599pp and 481pp, plus errata. . First printings both, with errata leaf to rear of Vol. II. . Hard. Folio. 12". . Good. Illus. by Illustrated with engraved portrait frontispiece to Vol. I. .

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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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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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