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         Silver inktray with three containers and with engraved inscription : PRESENTED BY THE OXFORD BOARD OF HEALTH Nov. 1832 to the Revd. Vaughan Thomas Chairman - A testimony of gratitude for judicious exertions and indefatigable attention displayed during the prevalence of CHOLERA in this City. A. D. 1832. This piece is solid silver with the London assay mark, the date-letter for the year, 1832, and the maker's mark for CHARLES FOX. It comprises a double-handled stand on four feet, decorated with swirling leaf and flower motifs around the edges, on the handles and on the feet. DIMENSIONS : c.30 cms. x 22.5 cms. not including handles; the tray has a central ink-well without the glass liner, and to each side a shallow rim to hold the cut glass in

      - The metal is in excellent condition; the containers are fastened to the tray with silver bolts and wing-nuts, now lacking one bolt and nut and one other wing-nut; the glass containers have the occasional small chip on a raised segment and a larger chip on one of the bases. * REVEREND VAUGHAN THOMAS [1775-1858], Anglican clergyman, antiquary and philanthropist, of Birmingham, author of : Memorials of the Malignant Cholera in Oxford, MDCCCXXXII. [With plates.] Oxford : W. Baxter. 1835. pp. x. 48. He was chairman of the Oxford Board of Health, one of the Tax Commissioners for the University of Oxford and a prominent figure in Oxford social and political circles. Vaughan Thomas was born at Kingston-on-Thames in 1775 and had been appointed a Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford and Vicar of Yarnton in 1803; he had also held the livings of Stoneleigh, Warwickshire from 1804 and Duntisbourne Rouse, Gloucestershire from 1811. He continued to live in Oxford, but resigned his fellowship in 1811 in order to marry his first wife CharlotteWilliams. They had no children. It was Vaughan Thomas who prompted his friend Samuel Warneford to endow an asylum for the insane at Oxford, and served as chair of its management committee; and in 1832 he had been appointed chairman of the board of health formed at Oxford upon the outbreak of cholera. [see Dictionary of National Biography]. Vaughan Thomas's first wife Charlotte died at Holywell Lodge on 31July 1843 and was buried in a vault in StPeter-in-the-East churchyard on 7August. On 4December 1845 at the British Embassy at Brussels, Catherine Johnston became the second wife of VaughanThomas. The announcement in The Times on 10December 1845 read as follows: On the 4th inst., at the British Embassy, Brussels, by the Rev. William Drury, the Rev. Vaughan Thomas, of Oxford, to Catherine, third daughter of the late Lieutenant-General G.Johnston, of Norbiton-hall, Surrey. By 1846 Catherine and Vaughan Thomas had moved to Magdalen Gate House at 60/61High Street, overlooking Magdalen Bridge. The 1851 census shows Catherineand Vaughanliving there with four servants (a butler, cook, footman, and housemaid). Vaughan Thomas died at Magdalen Gate House on 26 October 1858 at the age of 83 and on 2November he was buried with his first wife in the churchyard of St Peter-in-the-East, and on 30October his obituary appeared in Jackson's Oxford Journal. His effects came to under £18,000. Thomas was a prolific author and his principal work 'The Italian Biography of Sir Robert Dudley Knight' (Oxford, 1861) for which he began to collect materials in 1806. Numerous addresses and sermons which he delivered were printed and published and these include several relating to Birmingham hospitals and to the development of surgical and medical education in Birmingham. For example, he delivered an address delivered at the Birmingham Royal School of Medicine and Surgery at the third anniversary meeting August 29, 1838 (1838); and a sermon entitled 'Abound in this grace also' which was preached on Sunday August 17, 1845 . in aid of the fund for erecting a fever ward at the Queen's Hospital (1845). Vaughan Thomas appears to have been a member of the Queen's College Council (formerly the Birmingham Royal School of Medicine and Surgery) in the 1840s. Clinical teaching of medical students had been undertaken on the wards at the Birmingham General Hospital since 1779. However, it was only in 1828 that a medical school in Birmingham was formally set up. The school had its origins in a successful series of lectures on anatomy which William Sands Cox (1802-1875), a surgeon, had delivered in Birmingham in 1825 and in April 1828 he took the decision to set up a complete Medical School In 1836, when King William IV became patron of the School it was renamed at the Birmingham Royal School of Medicine and Surgery and William Sands Cox was also elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. Cox, who was not on the staff of the General Hospital, found it [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Prächtige Züge von vielen Reitern nach rechts und nach links reitend. Gegenstücke. Es wird geschossen, getrommelt und wie die Unterschrift bezeichnet, das Pferd in sehr verschiedenen Übungen gezeigt. \"Der passende Hintergrund wieder vortrefflich\" (Thienemann).

       2 Kupferstiche von Martin Elias Ridinger nach und bei Johann Elias Ridinger, um 1775, je ca. 32 x 54,5 cm. Thienemann 714 und 715: \"Die letzte Reitschule wird genannt `Spazierritt von der Schule mit ihren verschiedenen Lectionen`, in zwei schönen, sehr reichen, grossen Blättern, welche gleichsam eine Uebersicht, eine Art Register der vorangegangenen Reitschulen liefern\". - Nicht numeriert. - Mit Lichtschatten und geglätteter Faltspur, in den breiteren Rändern gering fleckig. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Berufe, Reiten

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         Des Freyherrn von Sind Churcöllnischen Obersten eines Cavallerieregiments und ersten Stallmeisters vollständiger Unterricht in den Wissenschaften eines Stallmeisters mit einem Lehrbegrif der Pferdearzneykunst. Neue, durchaus und auch mit einem Lehrbegrif der Pferdearzneykunst vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage.

      Göttingen, Johann Christian Dieterich, 1775. Mit gest. Titelvignette und 15 gefalt. Kupfertafeln. 4 Bll., 1315 (recte 1335) S. HLdr. um 1850. 21,5 x 13 cm. Huth 44. - Tls. etwas fleckig, leicht gebrauchsspurig, aber insgesamt recht gutes Exemplar des voluminösen Werkes. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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         Spain 14th - 19th Century

      , [July 31, 1775]. [July 31, 1775]. An original cannon ball (6 " diam.) encrusted with barnacles and shells recovered from the wreck of one of the ships of a Spanish Treasure Fleet that sank off the eastern coast of Florida on July 31,1715. The fleet, led by Gen. Don Juan Esteban de Ubilla was en route to Spain from Vera Cruz. The convoy was one of two regular “Treasure Fleets” that sailed regularly between Spain and her American colonies between 1561 and 1748, delivering European manufactured goods to the colonies in return for gold, silver, and copper and other raw materials. Ubilla’s fleet began its return journey in May 1715 and at Havana, joined with another fleet sailing from Cartagena. Because the Spanish Crown was in desperate need of money following the War of Spanish Succession, the combined fleet set sail for Spain, ignoring the threat of hurricanes, carrying 14 million pesos in treasure. Setting sail on July 24, the fleet enjoyed calm weather, but on the night of July 30, a violent hurricane struck off the east coast of Florida and drove the fleet into the shallow reefs of the Bahama channel destroying 11 of the 12 ships in the convoy and killing nearly 1,000 people including Ubilla. Another 1,500 survived making it to shore and were rescued by a relief fleet that arrived a month later. By July of 1716, Spanish officials completed their salvage efforts recovering approximately half of the treasure.The balance of the cargo was recovered by noted treasure hunter Mel Fisher in 1985 including the above-mentioned piece. Fisher is perhaps best known for his discovery of the Atocha that yielded approximately $450 million in gold, silver, gems and other artifacts. Offered with a certificate of authenticity from the Cobb Coin Company signed in facsimile by Mel Fisher, President, Eugene Lyon, historian, and archeologist R. Duncan Mathewson III. The cannon ball is accompanied by two identifying tags: “32 TSOP ” and “8IR20 032 1984 COBB COIN”

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         EXTRACTS FROM THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE AMERICAN CONTINENTAL CONGRESS, HELD AT PHILADELPHIA, SEPTEMBER 5, 1774. CONTAINING THE BILL OF RIGHTS, A LIST OF GRIEVANCES, OCCASIONAL RESOLVES, THE ASSOCIATION.TO WHICH IS ADDED THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE PROVINCIAL CONVENTION, HELD AT PHILADELPHIA, JANUARY 23, 1775. PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF THE PROVINCIAL CONVENTION.

      Philadelphia: Printed by William and Thomas Bradford, 1775. - 80pp. Gathered signatures, stitched. Minor toning, dust-soiling to outer leaves, mild occasional foxing. Near fine. Untrimmed and unopened. In a half morocco box. The final and most complete version of the EXTRACTS., condensing the most important proceedings of the First Continental Congress, and adding the proceedings of a Pennsylvania convention of January, 1775. This final, complete version of the EXTRACTS. is significantly rarer than any of the versions published in later 1774. The EXTRACTS. was first published on October 24, 1774 by Bradfords in Philadelphia, and contains the Declaration of Rights, passed Oct. 14, by which Congress asserts the colonists' rights as Englishmen and claims they were violated by the Stamp Act, the Townsend Acts, and the Coercive Acts. It further asserts their right to peaceably assemble and have their own legislatures. The Declaration is followed by the Association, by which the colonies bound themselves to an agreement regarding non-importation, non- exportation, and non- consumption of British goods, and resolved to reassemble the following May if wrongs had not been redressed. This is followed by two addresses, one to the people of Great Britain and the other to the inhabitants of the colonies, justifying the conduct of the Congress. On October 27, 1774 a second version of the EXTRACTS. was issued, adding "The Petition To the King's most excellent Majesty", passed by the Congress on October 25. This petition, drafted by John Dickinson, asserted loyalty to the King, and blamed Parliament for all of the issues between the colonies and Britain, appealing to the King to redress the grievances. This version of the EXTRACTS. was then widely reprinted throughout the colonies. This final version of the EXTRACTS. was published in late January 1775, again by the Bradfords. It was "Published by order of the Provincial Convention," a meeting of Pennsylvania representatives which took place in Philadelphia on January 23, 1775. The meeting was attended by over 100 delegates from throughout the colony, and Joseph Reed was elected President. The convention resolved to support the actions of the Continental Congress, to pass a law prohibiting the importation of slaves into the colony, that the rural districts and counties would support Philadelphia if Parliament passed an act prohibiting its commerce (such as the Boston Port Act), and that it would take neccessary measures for its defense if the petition to the King of October 25, 1774 was disregarded. This was followed by a long series of resolutions which essentially put the colony on a war footing; preserving footstuffs and manufactures such as livestock, salt, flax, gunpowder, nails, wool, glass, copper, and the like, and calling for an increase in other manufactured goods. Interestingly, one of these resolutions notes "That as Printing Types are now made to a considerable degree of perfection by an ingenious artist in Germantown; it is recommended to the Printers to use such Types in preference to any which may be hereafter imported." Finally, the Convention endorsed standing Committees of Correspondence in the city of Philadelphia and each county, and ordered this work to be printed. OCLC locates just five copies of this final, complete version of the EXTRACTS. in institutions: the New York Public Library, the American Philosophical Society Library, the Pennsylvania Office of Commonwealth Libraries, the University of Illinois, and the Huntington Library. Only one reprint of this edition was made, by John Holt in New York. Howes and other bibliographers have overlooked this final, complete edition of this crucial document. EVANS 14551. HILDEBURN 3208. ESTC W15207. OCLC 3758264, 228764561.

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         EXTRACTS FROM THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE AMERICAN CONTINENTAL CONGRESS, HELD AT PHILADELPHIA, SEPTEMBER 5, 1774. CONTAINING THE BILL OF RIGHTS, A LIST OF GRIEVANCES, OCCASIONAL RESOLVES, THE ASSOCIATION...TO WHICH IS ADDED THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE PROVINCIAL CONVENTION, HELD AT PHILADELPHIA, JANUARY 23, 1775. PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF THE PROVINCIAL CONVENTION

      Philadelphia: Printed by William and Thomas Bradford, 1775. 80pp. Gathered signatures, stitched. Minor toning, dust-soiling to outer leaves, mild occasional foxing. Near fine. Untrimmed and unopened. In a half morocco box. The final and most complete version of the EXTRACTS..., condensing the most important proceedings of the First Continental Congress, and adding the proceedings of a Pennsylvania convention of January, 1775. This final, complete version of the EXTRACTS... is significantly rarer than any of the versions published in later 1774. The EXTRACTS... was first published on October 24, 1774 by Bradfords in Philadelphia, and contains the Declaration of Rights, passed Oct. 14, by which Congress asserts the colonists' rights as Englishmen and claims they were violated by the Stamp Act, the Townsend Acts, and the Coercive Acts. It further asserts their right to peaceably assemble and have their own legislatures. The Declaration is followed by the Association, by which the colonies bound themselves to an agreement regarding non-importation, non-exportation, and non- consumption of British goods, and resolved to reassemble the following May if wrongs had not been redressed. This is followed by two addresses, one to the people of Great Britain and the other to the inhabitants of the colonies, justifying the conduct of the Congress. On October 27, 1774 a second version of the EXTRACTS... was issued, adding "The Petition To the King's most excellent Majesty", passed by the Congress on October 25. This petition, drafted by John Dickinson, asserted loyalty to the King, and blamed Parliament for all of the issues between the colonies and Britain, appealing to the King to redress the grievances. This version of the EXTRACTS... was then widely reprinted throughout the colonies. This final version of the EXTRACTS... was published in late January 1775, again by the Bradfords. It was "Published by order of the Provincial Convention," a meeting of Pennsylvania representatives which took place in Philadelphia on January 23, 1775. The meeting was attended by over 100 delegates from throughout the colony, and Joseph Reed was elected President. The convention resolved to support the actions of the Continental Congress, to pass a law prohibiting the importation of slaves into the colony, that the rural districts and counties would support Philadelphia if Parliament passed an act prohibiting its commerce (such as the Boston Port Act), and that it would take neccessary measures for its defense if the petition to the King of October 25, 1774 was disregarded. This was followed by a long series of resolutions which essentially put the colony on a war footing; preserving footstuffs and manufactures such as livestock, salt, flax, gunpowder, nails, wool, glass, copper, and the like, and calling for an increase in other manufactured goods. Interestingly, one of these resolutions notes "That as Printing Types are now made to a considerable degree of perfection by an ingenious artist in Germantown; it is recommended to the Printers to use such Types in preference to any which may be hereafter imported." Finally, the Convention endorsed standing Committees of Correspondence in the city of Philadelphia and each county, and ordered this work to be printed. OCLC locates just five copies of this final, complete version of the EXTRACTS... in institutions: the New York Public Library, the American Philosophical Society Library, the Pennsylvania Office of Commonwealth Libraries, the University of Illinois, and the Huntington Library. Only one reprint of this edition was made, by John Holt in New York. Howes and other bibliographers have overlooked this final, complete edition of this crucial document. EVANS 14551. HILDEBURN 3208. ESTC W15207. OCLC 3758264, 228764561.

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         Fables choisies, mises en vers

      chez l'auteur, Paris 1775 - Fessard, Étienne. First Fessard edition, first issue. 6 engraved title pages, frontispiece volume 1, 243 engraved plates, 243 vignette headpieces and 226 tailpieces engraved by Étienne Fessard after Monnet, Loutherbourg, Bardin, Bidault, Caresme, Desrais, Kobell, Meyer and others. LXXI, [1], 100; VI, 102; IV, 95; [vi], 134; [iv], 103; [iv], 115 pp. (Engraved titles vols 2-6 included in pagination.) Text engraved by Montulay. 6 vols. 8vo. Fine, fully engraved edition of La Fontaine. First edition, first issue of one of the most elaborate 18th century editions of the celebrated fables of Jean de La Fontaine (1621-1695). The engraver and publisher Fessard hoped to rival the edition of Oudry of the previous decade, and he in fact surpassed it in the sheer number of engraved illustrations; numbering over 700 in all, these comprise full page plates as well as vignettes at the beginning and end of each fable. The illustrations after the work of Charles Monnet, which dominate the first three volumes, are especially strong, as are those after Loutherbourg. The engraved text by Montulay together with the illustrations create an "ensemble . as harmonious as it is elegant" (Ray). A clean copy, with wide margins and in a handsome binding. Cohen-de Ricci 551-552; Ray 61 (2nd issue). Provenance: Tho[mas] Coulthard (inkstamp with date 1796 at head of each title page); Viscount Mersey, Bignor Park (bookplates); John Charles Bigham (armorial bookplates); Peter A. Wick (bookplates) Near-contemporary European polished calf, gilt double-rule and floriated border to sides, spines with five raised bands, elaborately gilt in compartments with pinwheel device, red and green morocco labels lettered in gilt, pink silk endpapers, a.e.g. A few stray marks to boards, some soiling and a few repairs to endpapers, faint old dampstaining to lower corner of last few leaves of volume 6, but a very clean, fresh copy in a fine binding 6 engraved title pages, frontispiece volume 1, 243 engraved plates, 243 vignette headpieces and 226 tailpieces engraved by Étienne Fessard after Monnet, Loutherbourg, Bardin, Bidault, Caresme, Desrais, Kobell, Meyer and others. LXXI, [1], 100; VI, 102; IV, 95; [vi], 134; [iv], 103; [iv], 115 pp. (Engraved titles vols 2-6 included in pagination.) Text engraved by Montulay. 6 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Spain 14th - 19th Century

      [July 31, 1775]. An original cannon ball (6 " diam.) encrusted with barnacles and shells recovered from the wreck of one of the ships of a Spanish Treasure Fleet that sank off the eastern coast of Florida on July 31,1715. The fleet, led by Gen. Don Juan Esteban de Ubilla was en route to Spain from Vera Cruz. The convoy was one of two regular “Treasure Fleets” that sailed regularly between Spain and her American colonies between 1561 and 1748, delivering European manufactured goods to the colonies in return for gold, silver, and copper and other raw materials. Ubilla’s fleet began its return journey in May 1715 and at Havana, joined with another fleet sailing from Cartagena. Because the Spanish Crown was in desperate need of money following the War of Spanish Succession, the combined fleet set sail for Spain, ignoring the threat of hurricanes, carrying 14 million pesos in treasure. Setting sail on July 24, the fleet enjoyed calm weather, but on the night of July 30, a violent hurricane struck off the east coast of Florida and drove the fleet into the shallow reefs of the Bahama channel destroying 11 of the 12 ships in the convoy and killing nearly 1,000 people including Ubilla. Another 1,500 survived making it to shore and were rescued by a relief fleet that arrived a month later. By July of 1716, Spanish officials completed their salvage efforts recovering approximately half of the treasure.

The balance of the cargo was recovered by noted treasure hunter Mel Fisher in 1985 including the above-mentioned piece. Fisher is perhaps best known for his discovery of the Atocha that yielded approximately $450 million in gold, silver, gems and other artifacts.

Offered with a certificate of authenticity from the Cobb Coin Company signed in facsimile by Mel Fisher, President, Eugene Lyon, historian, and archeologist R. Duncan Mathewson III. The cannon ball is accompanied by two identifying tags: “32 TSOP ” and “8IR20 032 1984 COBB COIN”




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         A COLLECTION OF VOYAGES CHIEFLY IN THE SOUTHERN ATLANTIC OCEAN. PUBLISHED FROM ORIGINAL M.S.S.

      London, 1775. [6],19,[1],22,88,16,16,13pp. plus three engraved charts. Quarto. Modern speckled calf in period style, black gilt morocco labels. Some light browning. Very good. Lacks the contents leaf, as usual. This volume contains in its preface Dalrymple's appeal to Lord North to allow him official approval to make a voyage of discovery in the South Atlantic to investigate the reports of Halley, Bouvet, La Roche, and Leon, and search for and establish a colony at Halley's Cape Circumcision. There is a most interesting section which contains a constitution for the new colony: 1) "...there shall be a Tax of Batchelors or Maidens possessing lands and houses...which shall go the maintenance of orphans...." 2) "No coin but Copper Money as in China and accounts kept in decimals." 3) "Women are not debarred from public office, but may enjoy their rights in the public assembly on the same footing as men." 4) "No Person shall exercise the Profession of Law, by counsel or otherwise, for hire or fee, on penalty of forfeiture of all his property and perpetual imprisonment." 5) "No person to be imprisoned for debt, or for any offence, but such as make their being left at liberty dangerous to society." About these laws Dalrymple comments in his Preface: "A Friend of mine, who is no Enemy to the Publick Liberty, having perused this Plan declared it a 'very good Model of the Worst of all Governments.'" Dalrymple had intended to expand the work further, but decided to collect such articles as he had assembled on the subject, for he was about to set sail for India. The various accounts contained within the book are printed in different places (for example, the "Extrait du Voyage" is obviously of French origin, while Dalrymple's brother, James, saw the Lyon journal through the press in Scotland). SABIN 18336. SPENCE 335.

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         Fables choisies, mises en vers

      Paris: chez l'auteur, 1775. First Fessard edition, first issue. 6 engraved title pages, frontispiece volume 1, 243 engraved plates, 243 vignette headpieces and 226 tailpieces engraved by Étienne Fessard after Monnet, Loutherbourg, Bardin, Bidault, Caresme, Desrais, Kobell, Meyer and others. LXXI, [1], 100; VI, 102; IV, 95; [vi], 134; [iv], 103; [iv], 115 pp. (Engraved titles vols 2-6 included in pagination.) Text engraved by Montulay. 6 vols. 8vo. Near-contemporary European polished calf, gilt double-rule and floriated border to sides, spines with five raised bands, elaborately gilt in compartments with pinwheel device, red and green morocco labels lettered in gilt, pink silk endpapers, a.e.g. A few stray marks to boards, some soiling and a few repairs to endpapers, faint old dampstaining to lower corner of last few leaves of volume 6, but a very clean, fresh copy in a fine binding. Fessard, Étienne. First Fessard edition, first issue. 6 engraved title pages, frontispiece volume 1, 243 engraved plates, 243 vignette headpieces and 226 tailpieces engraved by Étienne Fessard after Monnet, Loutherbourg, Bardin, Bidault, Caresme, Desrais, Kobell, Meyer and others. LXXI, [1], 100; VI, 102; IV, 95; [vi], 134; [iv], 103; [iv], 115 pp. (Engraved titles vols 2-6 included in pagination.) Text engraved by Montulay. 6 vols. 8vo. Fine, fully engraved edition of La Fontaine. First edition, first issue of one of the most elaborate 18th century editions of the celebrated fables of Jean de La Fontaine (1621-1695). The engraver and publisher Fessard hoped to rival the edition of Oudry of the previous decade, and he in fact surpassed it in the sheer number of engraved illustrations; numbering over 700 in all, these comprise full page plates as well as vignettes at the beginning and end of each fable. The illustrations after the work of Charles Monnet, which dominate the first three volumes, are especially strong, as are those after Loutherbourg. The engraved text by Montulay together with the illustrations create an "ensemble ... as harmonious as it is elegant" (Ray). A clean copy, with wide margins and in a handsome binding. Cohen-de Ricci 551-552; Ray 61 (2nd issue). Provenance: Tho[mas] Coulthard (inkstamp with date 1796 at head of each title page); Viscount Mersey, Bignor Park (bookplates); John Charles Bigham (armorial bookplates); Peter A. Wick (bookplates)

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         The Rivals, a Comedy

      John Wilkie, London 1775 - First edition, second issue. x, [vi], 100 pp., with half-title. 8vo. First edition, second issue, with page 79 correctly numbered and no catchword on p. 100. Attractive large copy of Sheridan's first published play, one of the great English comedies, featuring the deliciously ludicrous Mrs. Malaprop: "If I reprehend any thing in this world, it is the use of my oracular tongue, and a nice derangement of epitaphs!" Ashley V, p.152; Williams, p. 212. Provenance: George Clinton Fairchild Williams, 1857-1933, American book collector (bookplate); Clara & Irwin Strasburger (bookplate, Clara's sale, Sotheby's New York, 25 June 1982, lot 464); Louis & Anne Marie Davidson (bookplate) 20th-century brown morocco, a.e.g., by Riviere. Inner margins of half-title, title-page, a1 and a2 restored x, [vi], 100 pp., with half-title. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Commentaries on the Laws of England. In Four Books. The Sixth Edition [sic]. Printed page for page with the last Oxford Edition. Four Volumes. Eller 10; Laeuchli 13 [without the two advertising leaves Laeuchli notes in volume 2]

      The first pocket edition of the Commentaries, measuring about 4x6 inches, a duodecimo printing pirated from the 1770 fourth edition printed in Oxford, the sole edition printed by John Colles, appearing within a decade of the first edition of 1765-69. Contemporary calf, the spines lightly faded and two spine heads just chipped, a short crack to one joint, else a well preserved set; the Taussig copy. Printed for John Colles, at No. 65 . . . Temple-lane [etc.], Dublin, 1775.

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         A COLLECTION OF VOYAGES CHIEFLY IN THE SOUTHERN ATLANTIC OCEAN. PUBLISHED FROM ORIGINAL M.S.S.

      London, 1775. [6],19,[1],22,88,16,16,13pp. plus three engraved charts. Quarto. Modern speckled calf in period style, black gilt morocco labels. Some light browning. Very good. Lacks the contents leaf, as usual. This volume contains in its preface Dalrymple's appeal to Lord North to allow him official approval to make a voyage of discovery in the South Atlantic to investigate the reports of Halley, Bouvet, La Roche, and Leon, and search for and establish a colony at Halley's Cape Circumcision. There is a most interesting section which contains a constitution for the new colony: 1) "...there shall be a Tax of Batchelors or Maidens possessing lands and houses...which shall go the maintenance of orphans...." 2) "No coin but Copper Money as in China and accounts kept in decimals." 3) "Women are not debarred from public office, but may enjoy their rights in the public assembly on the same footing as men." 4) "No Person shall exercise the Profession of Law, by counsel or otherwise, for hire or fee, on penalty of forfeiture of all his property and perpetual imprisonment." 5) "No person to be imprisoned for debt, or for any offence, but such as make their being left at liberty dangerous to society." About these laws Dalrymple comments in his Preface: "A Friend of mine, who is no Enemy to the Publick Liberty, having perused this Plan declared it a 'very good Model of the Worst of all Governments.'" Dalrymple had intended to expand the work further, but decided to collect such articles as he had assembled on the subject, for he was about to set sail for India. The various accounts contained within the book are printed in different places (for example, the "Extrait du Voyage" is obviously of French origin, while Dalrymple's brother, James, saw the Lyon journal through the press in Scotland). SABIN 18336. SPENCE 335.

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         The Trial of Jane Butterfield for the Wilful Murder of William Scawen, Esq; at the Assizes held at Croydon for the County of Surry on Saturday the 19th of August, 1775, before Sir Sidney Stafford Smythe, Knt. Lord Chief Baron of his Majesty's Court of Exchequer. Published by Permission of the Judge. Taken in short-hand, by Joseph Gurney and William Blanchard.

      Printed for W. Owen, at No. 11, and G. Kearsly, at No. 46, in Fleet-street. 1775 - [4], 53, [1]pp, half title; folio. Fine copy very nicely rebound in quarter mottled calf, gilt banded spine, red morocco label, marbled boards, vellum cornerpieces. ESTC T93407. Aged 14, Jenny (Jane) Butterfield was persuaded by a female employee of Mr Scawen, to leave her father and depart from the path of virtue, to live with him. She was accused of poisoning him with mercury, but was acquitted, although there was suspicion that he had left his considerable fortune to her in his will. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Versuch einer Geschichte der Churmarck Brandenburg von der ersten Erscheinung der deutschen Sennonen an bis auf jezige Zeiten.

      Berlin, Friedrich Wilhelm Birnstiel, 1765 bis 1775. - In 6 Bänden. Über 2500 Seiten mit gestochenen Titel- und Kopfvignetten, Stammtafeln und Urkunden im Anhang. Originale Ganzlederbände der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung und zwei farbigen Rückenschildern (21 x 24 cm). Komplett und einheitlich gebundenes Werk. - Die dekorativen Ledereinbände sind etwas berieben und bestossen, wenige Seiten leicht fleckig. Schöne Exemplare.

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         A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland

      W. Strahan and T. Cadell, London 1775 - First edition, first issue, with 12-line errata and with "afford" on p. 199, l. 13. [ii], 384, [2, errata on recto] pp. Errata leaf, D8 and U4 are cancels (U4 in corrected state numbered 296). 8vo. The scarce first printing. "I had desired to visit the Hebrides . and was . induced to undertake the journey, by finding in Mr. Boswell a companion . " Though Johnson's name does not appear on the title-page, the opening sentence left no doubt in the minds of his earliest readers who the author was. Courtney & Smith p. 122; Chapman & Hazen p. 151; Fleeman 75.1J/1a; Rothschild 1257. Provenance: Sir George Howard, 6th Earl of Carlisle (armorial bookplate); the Howards of Effingham (bookplate); unidentified armorial bookplate; sold Bernard Quaritch (pencil note dated May 1964); Louis & Anne Marie Davidson (bookplate) Contemporary sprinkled calf, red morocco spine label, board edges gilt. Some wear to joints and extremities, a few mostly marginal stains [ii], 384, [2, errata on recto] pp. Errata leaf, D8 and U4 are cancels (U4 in corrected state numbered 296). 8vo First edition, first issue, with 12-line errata and with "afford" on p. 199, l. 13. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Rare Antique Master Print-LARDER-COOK-ARTICHOKE-Earlom-De Vos-Farington-1775

      - Antique Master Print, titled: 'The Larder.' - A cook holds up a rabbit from a table laden with game, a lobster and several types of vegetable (among which artichoke and asparagus). A cat claws a rack of small birds, while a dog growls at a second cat under the table. Mezzotint engraving on hand laid (verge) paper. Description: This print originates from: After paintings that were present in the Houghton collection (sir Robert Walpole's celebrated collection). A large part of this collection was sold to Catherine the Great of Russia in 1779 and remains today one of the greatest parts of the Hermitage Museum collection in St. Petersburg. Rare. Published by John Boydell in London, 1775.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Richard Earlom' after 'Martin de Vos and Joseph Farington'. Richard Earlom (1743-1822) was an reknowned English mezzotint engraver. He displayed great skill as a draughtsman, and at the same time acquired without assistance the art of engraving in mezzotint. Farington designed the mezzotint after a painting by De Vos. Joseph Farington RA (1747-1821) was an English landscape painter and diarist. Marten de Vos (1532-1603) was an Antwerp painter and draughtsman of the late sixteenth century. His travels to Italy made him adopt the Mannerist style. Condition: Good, given age. The image fine, a crisp impression. The lower margin with restored tears on the platemark (closed with contemporary paper and acid-free archival tape). The margins a little soiled. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: TPC-P3-09 The overall size is ca. 24.4 x 19.1 inch. The image size is ca. 22.6 x 17.7 inch. The overall size is ca. 62 x 48.5 cm. The image size is ca. 57.5 x 45 cm.

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         Fables choisies, mises en vers

      Paris: chez l'auteur, 1775. First Fessard edition, first issue. 6 engraved title pages, frontispiece volume 1, 243 engraved plates, 243 vignette headpieces and 226 tailpieces engraved by Étienne Fessard after Monnet, Loutherbourg, Bardin, Bidault, Caresme, Desrais, Kobell, Meyer and others. LXXI, [1], 100; VI, 102; IV, 95; [vi], 134; [iv], 103; [iv], 115 pp. (Engraved titles vols 2-6 included in pagination.) Text engraved by Montulay. 6 vols. 8vo. Near-contemporary European polished calf, gilt double-rule and floriated border to sides, spines with five raised bands, elaborately gilt in compartments with pinwheel device, red and green morocco labels lettered in gilt, pink silk endpapers, a.e.g. A few stray marks to boards, some soiling and a few repairs to endpapers, faint old dampstaining to lower corner of last few leaves of volume 6, but a very clean, fresh copy in a fine binding. Fessard, Étienne. First Fessard edition, first issue. 6 engraved title pages, frontispiece volume 1, 243 engraved plates, 243 vignette headpieces and 226 tailpieces engraved by Étienne Fessard after Monnet, Loutherbourg, Bardin, Bidault, Caresme, Desrais, Kobell, Meyer and others. LXXI, [1], 100; VI, 102; IV, 95; [vi], 134; [iv], 103; [iv], 115 pp. (Engraved titles vols 2-6 included in pagination.) Text engraved by Montulay. 6 vols. 8vo. Fine, fully engraved edition of La Fontaine. First edition, first issue of one of the most elaborate 18th century editions of the celebrated fables of Jean de La Fontaine (1621-1695). The engraver and publisher Fessard hoped to rival the edition of Oudry of the previous decade, and he in fact surpassed it in the sheer number of engraved illustrations; numbering over 700 in all, these comprise full page plates as well as vignettes at the beginning and end of each fable. The illustrations after the work of Charles Monnet, which dominate the first three volumes, are especially strong, as are those after Loutherbourg. The engraved text by Montulay together with the illustrations create an "ensemble ... as harmonious as it is elegant" (Ray). A clean copy, with wide margins and in a handsome binding. Cohen-de Ricci 551-552; Ray 61 (2nd issue). Provenance: Tho[mas] Coulthard (inkstamp with date 1796 at head of each title page); Viscount Mersey, Bignor Park (bookplates); John Charles Bigham (armorial bookplates); Peter A. Wick (bookplates)

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         Descrizione istorica del Sacro Real Monistero di Monte Casino con una breve notizia della fu antica Città di Casino, e della presente di S Germano. Per uso e comodo de’ Forestieri. Seconda edizione dal medesimo Autore corretta, ed accresciuta

      Per i Fratelli Raimondi, 1775. 8vo (c.c. 19), CXX-178 (i.e. 378) pp., 2 cc.nn. con due grandi tavole più volte rip. (’Aspectus interior Basilicae Casinensis’ e ‘Prospectus sacri Archicoenobii Casinatis’). Ottima legatura inizi ‘900 in pergamena con nervi. Fili, fregi e titolo oro su tassello in pelle rossa al ds. Carte di guardia a pettine. Eccellente esemplare.

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         Rare Antique Master Print-SHIPS-MARINE-PRINTDRAWING-Velde-Prestel-ca. 1775

      - Antique Master Print, titled: 'Dessin de Guillaume van de Velde.' - Sailing ships and rowboats in an estuary. Etching & aquatint etching on hand laid paper. Watermark: coat of arms Description: Source unknown, to be determined. State: Only state Ref: Schwaighofer? Rare print.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Marie Katherina Prestel' after 'Willem van de Velde '. Maria Katharina Prestel (1747-1794) worked together with her husband Johann Gottlieb Prestel (1742-1808) on several collections of printdrawings. They reached a very high quality in their prints. Willem van de Velde (1633-1707) was, like his father, a Dutch painter of marines. His brother, Adriaen, specialised in landscapes. Condition: Good, given age. Laid down on a support sheet, with the cut off caption attached verso (as often). General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: Q2-159 LATPC The overall size is ca. 9.1 x 6.3 inch. The image size is ca. 9.1 x 6.3 inch. The overall size is ca. 23 x 16.1 cm. The image size is ca. 23 x 16.1 cm.

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         Elementos de matemática. Por D. Benito Bails, Director de Matemáticas de la Real Academia de S. Fernando, Individuo de las Reales Academias Española, de Historia, y de la de Ciencias Naturales, y Artes de Barcelona. Tomo I [-X]

      Madrid : Por D. Joachin Ibarra, impresor de Cámara de S.M, 1775-1781 [t.3-7] : En la imprenta de la viuda de Don Joaquin Ibarra, 1790-1804 [t.1, 9-10]. - [Para pedidos desde fuera de España, por favor, consulte las condiciones de venta y envío, tipo B. / For orders to be delivered outside Spain, please, let you see our sale and shipping terms, type B. / Pour les commandes à livrer hors d'Espagne, s'il vous plait, voyez les conditions de vente et de livraison, type B.].- // 10 tomos en 11 vol.- 8º mayor, (218/225x161/165 mm).- Rigurosamente completo de sus 5 tablas desplegables y sus 309 grabados desplegables, en su inmensa mayoría sin firma, con 2202 figuras. [En ocasiones se indica que el tomo 3º debe contener 28 grabados y el 4º 21, pero verificada la secuencia de los grabados, de sus figuras y las llamadas desde el texto, se trata, sin ninguna duda, de un error].- V. 1, t. 1 (2ª ed. corregida y añadida, 1793): [4], LXVIII, 597, [3] p.; sign.: a-d8, e4, A-Z8, Aa-Oo8, Pp4 [Pp4, blanca]; 29 grabados desplegables con 178 figuras encuadernados al final del volumen.- V. 2, t. 2 (1ª ed., portada 1779): [4], XXXV, [1], 518 p.; a-b8, c4, A-Z8, Aa-Jj8, Kk3; 11 grabados desplegables con 100 figuras.- V. 3, t. 3 (1ª ed., portada 1779): [4], XLIV, 579 p.; sign.: a-c8, A-Z8, Aa-Nn8, Oo2; 2 tablas desplegables intercaladas y 25 grabados desplegables con 288 figuras, encuadernados al final del volumen.- V. 4, t. 4 (1ª ed., 1780): [4], XLIV, 534 p.; 20 grabados desplegables con 259 figuras, encuadernados al final del volumen.- V. 5, t. 5 (1ª ed., 1780): [4], XLIV, 604 p.; sign.: a-c8, A-Z8, Aa-Oo8, Pp6; 18 grabados desplegables intercalados, con 202 figuras.- V. 6, t. 6 (1ª ed., 1781): [4], XX, 624 p.; sign.: a8, b4, A-Z8, Aa-Qq8; 48 grabados desplegables con 512 figuras, encuadernados al final del volumen.- V. 7, t. 7 (1ª ed., 1775): [4], XL, 816 p.; sign.: a-b8, c8, A-Zz8, Aaa-Eee8; 21 grabados desplegables con 195 figuras -2 intercalados y 19 al final del volumen-.- V. 8, t. 8 (1ª ed., 1775): [4], XIV, 662 p.; sign.: a9, A-Z8, Aa-Ss8, Tt3; 3 tablas desplegables -intercaladas-, y 20 grabados desplegables con 147 figuras encuadernados (alguno desordenado) al final del volumen.- V. 9, t. 9.1 (2ª ed., corregida por el autor, 1796): [2], VI, 888 p.; sign.: *4, A-Zz8, Aaa-Iii8, Kkk4; 64 grabados desplegables con 232 figuras, encuadernados al final del volumen (alguno en desorden), algunos firmados 'Nemesio Lopez Saavedra', 'Rodz' (José Rodríguez), 'Josef Muntaner' y 'J.f. Giraldo'; publicado originalmente sin anteportada.- V. 10, t. 9.2 (1ª ed., 1790): [4], XVI, 418 p.; sign.: a10, A-Bb8, C9; 51 grabados desplegables con 82 figuras, encuadernados al final del volumen, algunos firmados 'J. Rz' (José Rodríguez), 'Navia' o 'Na' (José Gómez Navia), y 'Fabregat' (Josep Joaquim Fabregat).- V. 11, t. 10 (2ª ed., 1804): [2], XII, 531p.; sign.: A4, B3, a-zz8, aa-vvv4, xxx2; 1 grabado desplegable con 7 figuras; publicado originalmente sin anteportada.- // Encuadernación de época en plena piel (salvo t. 2); lomo con nervios y doble tejuelo rojo y habana, cuajado con adornos florales en dorado; cantos dorados a rueda; cortes tintados en rojo; buen papel verjurado, sin anotaciones ni subrayados. Planos eventualmente rozados y con algún ligero punto de taladro esporádico; leves roces ocasionales en cofias (t. 6, 8 y 9.1) y tejuelos (t. 7 y 9.2); burdos refuerzos con piezas de papel encoladas en el cajo interior de algunos vols. (t. 1 -cajos delantero y trasero-, y 3, 7 y 10 -solo en cajo trasero-); restauración antigua de punta inferior de primeras 8 hojas de t. 4; algún rastro de humedad antigua (t. 1, margen interno superior, pp. 246-420; t. 9.2, rastro, a veces grosero, en el interior del conjunto); ligeros principios de acidificación dispersos (algo más frecuentes en t. 9.1); algún cuaderno tostado (t. 9.2); alguna mancha esporádica (t. 10, p. 386). Desgraciadamente, un anterior propietario, Manuel Murtra, dispuso su sello de tampón en cortes, portadas, primeros capítulos, algunas páginas aleatoriamente y márgenes de parte de los grabados, sobre todo en los primeros volúmenes. El t. 2 que se incluye, por [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         2 Antique Maps-ITALY-FRANCE-PIEDMONT-MONFERRATO-MONACO-De l'Isle-Dezauche-1775

      - 2 Maps making one large composite map: 'Carte du Piemont et du Monferrat.' & 'Partie Meridionale du Piemont et du Monferrat.' (Map of Piedmont and Monferrato, Italy). The Alps region of France and Italy. Shows part of the region of Savoy in France and Piedmont in Italy, and includes the towns of Turin (Torino) and Guillestre (France) in the south and Aouste (France) in the north. Copperplate engraving and etching on a verge type hand laid paper. Description: This map originates from an unrecorded composite Atlas compiled around 1795 (based on youngest dated map). This map was part of 'Atlas nouveau', by G. De l'Isle, first published in Amsterdam in 1730. This edition published by J.A. Dezauche, succesor of Guillaume De L'Isle and Philipe Buache (1700-1773). This map age reference in cartouche: 1775.Artists and Engravers: The de Delisle / de L'Isle family was one of the most influential Geographers of the early 18th century in France. Claude de L'Isle, born 1644, had four sons, of which Guillaume was the most notable. Guillaume was born 1675 and became member of the 'Academie Royale des Sciences' with the age of twenty-seven, and was honoured later with the title 'Premier Geographe du Roi'. His largest project, the 'Atlas de Geographie', was published until 1774 in Paris and Amsterdam (Covens and Mortier). He died in 1726. Condition: Map 1: General age related toning and light staining. A few smal worm holes at lower middle fold and bottom margin. Map 2: General age related toning and light staining. Worm holes at lower middle fold and bottom margin; paper separation lower middle fold, backed by identical paper. Irregular paper edges, chipped with small tears backed by identical paper. Please study scans carefully. Storage location: B55-27 The overall size is ca. 26.8 x 20.1 inch. The image size is ca. 25 x 19.5 inch. The overall size is ca. 68 x 51 cm. The image size is ca. 63.5 x 49.5 cm.

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         Vues d’un politique du XVIe siècle, sur la législation de son temps également propres à réformer celle de nos jours; ou Choix des arrests qui composent le recueil de Raoul Spifame, connu sous le titre de 'Dicaearchiae Henrici Regis Christianissimi Progymnasmata'. Avec des Observations & une Table générale & raisonnée de tout l'ouvrage par M. Auffray (.).

      - Amsterdam et Paris, Claude-Jacques-Charles Durand, 1775. in-8, plein veau marbré de l'époque, dos lisse richement orné de caissons fleuronnés et cloisonnés, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, tranches cailloutées, (4), xvj, 275 p. Edition originale de cet ouvrage. Économiste physiocrate et avocat, Jean Auffray contribua, par cet ouvrage, à faire redécouvrir l’oeuvre de Raoul Spifame (1500-1563) qui proposait des réformes visionnaires sur la justice, la vie religieuse, la vie économique, politique et sociale, l’urbanisme. : unification des poids et mesures et de la monnaie, impôt sur le revenu généralisé, abolition des privilèges et des justices seigneuriales, uniformisation du Droit, spécialisation des hôpitaux, embrigadement des oisifs, assainissement de Paris, etc. Nombre de ces projets qui pouvaient paraître alors insensés trouveront leur application des siècles plus tard. Selon le catalogue de l’INED (n°4243): "Les notes judicieuses d’Auffray sur toutes ces questions augmentent encore l’intérêt de l’ouvrage". (Conlon, ‘Siècle des Lumières’, 75:1662. Higgs, 6542. Manque à Kress, Goldsmith’ et Einaudi). Bel exemplaire, très frais, très bien relié à l’époque. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         De magia liber.

      - Lipsiae, sumptibus I.P. Kraus, Bibliopolae Viennensis, 1775, in-8, leg. coeva in mezza pergamena, (lievi mancanze al rivestimento in carta dei piatti), pp. XXVIII, [4], 316, [2]. Qualche naturale brunitura. Caillet, n. 4924 segnala solo un'edizione Remondini dello stesso anno e una di Parigi, Didot, 1777. Questa dovrebbe essere la seconda tiratura della prima edizione (Lipsia, stesso editore, stessa collazione, 1774). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         ROLAND FURIEUX, poème héroïque, de l'ARIOSTE. Traduction nouvelle par M. d'USSIEUX.

      1775 - 1783, Chez Brunet - Chez Laporte 1775 - 4 volumes in-8 ( 230 X 155 mm ) de 321 391 407 et 410 pages, veau fauve marbré, dos ornés d'un superbe décor doré "aux petits fers", pièces de titre de maroquin rouge et de tomaison de maroquin vert et rouge, belles dentelles dorées d'encadrement sur les plats, coupes et coiffes filetées d'or, tranches dorées ( Reliures vers 1810 ). Célèbre et belle édition ornée d'un portrait et de 92 figures gravés sur acier en épreuve avant la lettre, à savoir: le portrait-frontispice et les 46 figures de la suite dite Baskerville, dessinés par Cipriani, Cochin, Eisen, Greuze, Monnet et Moreau, et la suite des 46 compositions dessinées par Cochin et gravées par De Launay, Lingée et Ponce. Bel exemplaire dans des reliures très décoratives. Reliure Gravure Littérature

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         Les Lecons de la Volupte ou la Jeunesse du Chevalier de Mononville

      A. Cytheri: de L’Imprimerie de L’Amour 1775 - Green leather binding with gilt lettering on spine. Slipcase with is marbled card. Fictitious imprint. Engraved frontis, a full page engraving, and two tipped in coloured engravings. (The latter two probably later, appear to have been bound in when the book was rebound.) Probably Paris. Was also published as the lessons of the Chevalier de Wilfort. Spine slightly discoloured / faded. 235 pp. Copac records only one copy, at the British Library, and does not indicate illustrations. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Antique Master Print-LADY-READING-GLASSES-Boll-Richard Earlom-Farington-1775

      - Plate: A Lady Reading. It shows a portrait of an old lady with a book on her lap and glasses in her hand. Rare. Original mezzotint etching on a velin (wove) type paper. Description: Published by John Boydell of London in 1775.Artists and Engravers: Engraved by R. Earlom (1743-1822) after the drawing by G. Farington (1747-1821), which copied the original painting by Ferdinand Boll (1616-1680). Richard Earlom (1743-1822) was an reknown English mezzotint engraver. He displayed great skill as a draughtsman, and at the same time acquired without assistance the art of engraving in mezzotint. Condition: Very good, given age, the outer margins with some foxing. Some general age-related toning, please study scan carefully. Storage location: DP-P1-08 The overall size is ca. 18 x 23 inch. The image size is ca. 12 x 17.9 inch. The overall size is ca. 45 x 58.5 cm. The image size is ca. 30.5 x 45.5 cm.

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         A DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE: IN WHICH THE WORDS ARE DEDUCED FROM THEIR ORIGINALS, AND ILLUSTRATED BY DIFFERENT SIGNIFICATIONS BY EXAMPLES FROM THE BEST WRITERS. TO WHICH IS PREFIXED, A HISTORY OF THE LANGUAGE, AND AN ENGLISH GRAMMAR. [THREE VOLUMES]

      Printed for Thomas Ewing, Dublin 1775 - thick 4tos., 3 volumes; VG-; bound in tan polished calf, spines paneled with a red and a black label, gilt lettering; moderate bumping and shelfwear to all volumes, including: scratching to boards and spine, some wear on labels, spine edges cracked with some peeling, some fraying, chipping to heads and tails of spine, bending and fraying to corners; front boards have all been blind-stamped in small letters with previous owners name; bookplate on front pastedown of all volumes; small waterstain in volume one on lower fore corner through the fourth leaf of the preface; red label on volume two missing; mild foxing and waving to pages; ffeps of volumes two and three loose; heavy, please contact for shipping; GP consignment; shelved case 9. Dupont. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Original Papers Containing the Secret History of Great Britian

      From the Restoration to the Accession of the House of Hannover. To which are prefixed extracts from the Life of James II. As written by himself. First Edition. Two Volumes. 4to. Some slight spotting to the title-page of the first volume and very occasional spotting throughout. Contemporary tree calf, covers with a gilt border, spines with elaborate gilt tooling and red morocco labels, gilt edges and original green ribbon markers (joints slightly worn, upper headcaps chipped, edges a little rubbed). London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell,

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         Commentaries on the Laws of England. In Four Books. The Sixth Edition [sic]. Printed page for page with the last Oxford Edition. Four Volumes. Eller 10; Laeuchli 13 [without the two advertising leaves Laeuchli notes in volume 2]

      Printed for John Colles, at No. 65 . . . Temple-lane [etc.], Dublin 1775 - Contemporary calf, the spines lightly faded and two spine heads just chipped, a short crack to one joint, else a well preserved set; the Taussig copy The first pocket edition of the Commentaries, measuring about 4x6 inches, a duodecimo printing pirated from the 1770 fourth edition printed in Oxford, the sole edition printed by John Colles, appearing within a decade of the first edition of 1765-69 [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Commentaries On The Laws Of England In Four Books (Seventh And Eighth Editions)

      Oxford 1775 and 1778: Oxford / Clarendon Press / William Strahan, 1778. Seventh and Eighth Edition . Full Leather. Very Good +. 8 1/2" Tall. Frontispiece Portrait. Four volumes. Volume I, II and IV are the Seventh Edition, Volume III is the Eighth Edition [ with correction from Seventh Edition on p. 30, line 21], all volumes in leather, original lined calf covers, attractively refurbished and uniformly rebacked to style in light tan leather with new red and black morocco labels, brilliant gilt lettering, new endpapers, hinges tight, pages and edges clean. Spine with 7 raised bands, red morocco title, black morocco volume indicator.

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         Della istoria d'Italia libri XX.Friburgo (ma Firenze), appresso Michele Kluch (ma Gaetano Cambiagi) , 1775-1776.

      Friburgo (ma Firenze), appresso Michele Kluch (ma Gaetano Cambiagi) 1775-1776 - Quattro volumi di cm. 29, pp. xxii, 493 (1); 487 (1); 474; 418, lviii (1). Con bel ritratto dell'A. inciso in rame da Allegrini su disegno di Giuseppe Piattoli. Legatura coeva in mezza perg. con titoli ms. al dorso e carta decorata ai piatti. Lievi tracce d'uso alle legature, sporadiche fioriture e macchiette, qualche trascurabile e marginale alone limitato a poche cc. Esemplare genuino e nel complesso in buono stato di conservazione. Pregevole e stimata edizione fiorentina del capolavoro guicciardiniano. Così Gamba (566): "Si eseguì questa stampa in Firenze per cura del can. Bonso Pio Bonsi, e la Storia v'è riprodotta nella sua maggiore ampiezza". Cfr. anche Brunet (II, 1803-1804): "édition la meilleure que jusq'alors on eut encore donne de cet historien. Elle a été impr. à Florence, par les soins du chanoine Bonso Pio Bonsi, qui a complété ou restitué plusieurs passages d'après un manuscrit revue et corrigé par l'Auteur"; Graesse, III, 177; Parenti, Falsi luoghi, 96; Iccu. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         L'OSTETRICIA ovvero l'arte di raccogliere i parti e di soccorrere le Donne nelle Malattie, che accompagnano la loro Gravidanza, ed in quelle che sopravvengono loro dopo il Parto, e di sollevare i Bambini nelle loro Malattie dopo la Nascita. Opera utilissima per i chirurghi-raccoglitori e le levatrici di. Chirurgo del Reggimento Reale Toscano. Edizione seconda.

      Zerletti,, Venezia, 1775 - in-16, pp. XVI, 248, leg. p. perg. coeva con tit. oro al d. Con bel ritr. dell'A. nel suo studio inc. in rame e firmato da Giambattista Brustolon. Con 9 belle tavv. raff. parti anatomiche femminili, momenti del parto e strumenti chirurgici. Interess. trattato di ostetricia ma anche di pediatria in quanto sono prese in esame anche molte malattie dei bambini. Ex libris. Qualche brun., ma bell'esempl. [243]

      [Bookseller: SCRIPTORIUM Studio Bibliografico]
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         The Preceptor. Containing a Genereal Course of Education. Wherein the first principles of polite learning are laid down in a way most suitable for trying the genius, and advancing the instruction of youth.

      Pall-Mall London 1775 - Sixth edition with additions and improvements, two volumes, 8vo.,xxxi, 414 [iv] (3pages ads, directions to binder); 560 pp., 2 engraved frontispieces, 28 folding copper-plates, 6 hand-coloured maps, some light offsetting and browning, contemporary calf spine in six compartments, red morocco lettering piece to second, green morocco numbering piece to third, others richly gilt, raised band, red sprinkled edges, a very handsome set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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         The Duenna or Double Elopement, a Comic-Opera as Performed at the Theatre Royal in Covent Garden for the Voice, Harpsichord, or Violin

      London: C. and S. Thompson, 1775. First edition. Engraved title-page, engraved table of songs, 57 pp. engraved music. [4], 58 pp. Oblong 4to. Side-stitched and bound in contemporary marbled boards, modern rebacking in sheep, red morocco spine label. Modest wear to covers, a few light stains. First edition. Engraved title-page, engraved table of songs, 57 pp. engraved music. [4], 58 pp. Oblong 4to. Rare first edition of the score of Sheridan's The Duenna. Following the success of The Rivals, Sheridan engaged the help of his father-in-law, Thomas Linley, Sr, to score the libretto to his next major project, a three-act burlesque opera set in Seville and based loosely on the Spanish honor drama. The score is a mix of original compositions and melodies gathered from Italian opera and Scottish folk ballads (these melodies were harmonized by Linley's son, Thomas Linley, Jr). The Duenna premiered at Covent Garden on 21 November 1775 and was an immediate success, running for 75 shows in its first season. It was frequently revived through the 19th century, becoming one of the most successful English operas of its time. Byron praised it as "the best opera ever written." The score is printed here in reduced form for voice and accompaniment; no full printed score of the opera exists. Slip-song printings of the text of individual songs were issued in 1775, along with a gathering of the libretto text under the title Songs, Duets, & Trios. The libretto and dialogue were pirated in a Dublin edition in 1777 under the title The Governess and again in 1785 as The Duenna; the first authorized edition was finally published in 1794. In 1940 Prokofiev rescored the libretto as Betrothal in a Monastery. Rare: ABPC records no copies at auction, and ESTC locates 8 copies (4 at the Bodleian). Barclay Squire I, p. 407; BUC I, p. 294; Eitner VI, p. 183; ESTC N67916; RISM V, p. 338; not in Williams

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         The Rivals, a Comedy

      London: John Wilkie, 1775. First edition, second issue. x, [vi], 100 pp., with half-title. 8vo. 20th-century brown morocco, a.e.g., by Riviere. Inner margins of half-title, title-page, a1 and a2 restored. First edition, second issue. x, [vi], 100 pp., with half-title. 8vo. First edition, second issue, with page 79 correctly numbered and no catchword on p. 100. Attractive large copy of Sheridan's first published play, one of the great English comedies, featuring the deliciously ludicrous Mrs. Malaprop: "If I reprehend any thing in this world, it is the use of my oracular tongue, and a nice derangement of epitaphs!" Ashley V, p.152; Williams, p. 212. Provenance: George Clinton Fairchild Williams, 1857-1933, American book collector (bookplate); Clara & Irwin Strasburger (bookplate, Clara's sale, Sotheby's New York, 25 June 1982, lot 464); Louis & Anne Marie Davidson (bookplate)

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        Lettres à une Princesse d'Allemagne sur divers sujets de physique et de philosophie.

      Barthelemi Chirol, 1775 - 3 vol. in-8 (192 x 124 mm) de VIII, 309 pp.ch. et 4 pl. pour le tome I; VIII, 315 pp.ch. et 4 pl. pour le tome II; X, 351 pp.ch. et 11 pl. pour le tome III; demi-basane, dos lisses ornés (reliure de l'époque). Cf. PMM, 196. Le retentissement de ce texte publié à Saint-Pétersbourg fut tel qu'en 1775, trois éditions furent publiées simultanément à Genève, à Berne et à Paris. En dehors des mathématiques proprement dites, Euler aborde ici tous les sujets comme l'astronomie, la mécanique, l'optique, la musique, la philosophie et la logique. Bon exemplaire, quelques rousseurs, déchirure dans la marge d'un feuillet du tome I. Ex-libris manuscrit, daté 1782, et cachet de la Bibliotheca Academiae Lausannensis. 10. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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