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1 A new and general biographical dictionary; containing an historical and critical account of the lives and writings of the most eminent persons in every nation; particularly the British and Irish; from the earliest accounts of time to the present period.
London: printed for T. Osborne, J. Whiston and B. White, W. Strahan, T. Payne, W. Owen, W. Johnston, S. Crowder, B. Law, T. Field, T. Durham, J. Robson, R. Goadby, and E. Baker, 1761-1767. 
Octavo. Twelve volumes. I: viii, 515pp.; II: [i], 454pp.; III: [i], 588pp.; IV: [i], 452pp.; V: [i], 516pp.; VI: [i], 582pp.; VII: [i], 543pp.; VIII: 650pp.; IX: [i], 418pp.; X: [i], 534pp.; XI: 524, [xiv]pp.; XII: [i], 519, [iv]pp. I: []4, B8-Z8, Aa8-Kk8, Ll2; II: []2, B8-Z8, Aa8-Ff8, Gg4 (Gg4 blank); III: []2, B8-Z8, Aa8-Oo8, Pp4, Qq2; IV: []2, B8-Z8, Aa8-Ff8, gg2; V: []2, B8-Z8, Aa8-Kk8, Ll2; VI: []2, B8-Z8, Aa8-Oo8, Pp4 (Pp4 blank); VII: []2, B8-Z8, Aa8-Mm8; VIII: A8-Z8, Aa8-Rr8, Ss6 (Ss6 blank); IX: []2, B8-Z8, Aa8-Dd8, Ee2 (Ee2 blank); X: []2, B8-Z8, Aa8-Ll8, Mm4 (Mm4 blank); XI: A8-Z8, Aa8-Mm8, Ll2 (last seven leaves without signatures); XII: []2, B8-Z8, Aa8-Kk8, Ll6. The twelfth volume, the 'Supplement,' was published in 1767. Contemporary calf, worn. A few covers loose. 
Price: 700.00 USD
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2 A vindication of the conduct of the English forces, employed in the late war, under the command of Brigadier General Mathews, against the Nabob Tippoo Sultaun.
London: printed at the Logographic Press, by J Walter, [1787]. 
Octavo. 39, [i]pp. With the half-title present. []4, B8-C8. Disbound. ESTC T100607. Ordered to be printed by the General Court of the East India Company 19th of December, 1787. Three copies in UK - BL, Durham Cathedral Library, and Manchester Central Library; two in the US - College of William and Mary, and Columbia. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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3 A vindication of the memory of Mr. Chubb, from the scurrilous and groundless calumnies suggested by a late infamous libel. In two genuine letters to the scandalous libeller.
London: printed for J. Noon, at the White-Hart, near Mercer’s Chappel, Cheapside; and C. Corbet, at Addison’s Head, facing St. Dunstan’s Church, Fleet-Street; and sold by the booksellers in Sarum, 1747. 
Octavo. 43, [i]pp. Disbound. ESTC T50871. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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4 Acts of Assembly, passed in the Charibbee Leeward Islands. From 1690, to 1730.
London: Printed by order of the Lords Commissioners of Trade and Plantations by John Baskett, 1740. 
Folio. 5, [1], 24, [4] pages. A2-G2, H1, []2. With woodcut royal coat-of-arms on title-page. Woodcut tailpieces. Disbound. In a slipcase. A portrait of George II at head of text (B2), designed and engraved by Gerard van der Gucht, and printer's flowers throughout. 
Price: 1200.00 USD
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5 Almanach des Muses, ou Choix des Poésies fugitives de 1776.
Paris: 1776. 
Duodecimo. 262, [i] pages. Boards, quite worn, over reversed calf. Title-page missing. Fair copy. With a bibliography of all the poetic and dramatic works that appeared in France during 1775. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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6 An important crisis, in the Callico and Muslin Manufactory in Great Britain, explained.
n.p. [London]: n.p., n.d. [1788]. 
Octavo. 28pp. Drop-head title. Dated 9th April, 1788. Disbound. Goldsmiths' 13559; ESTC T148250. Six copies in the UK, one in Ireland, one in the US, and one in Canada. 
Price: 3700.00 USD
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7 Atlas Elementar. metodo nuevo, breve, facil y demostrativo para aprender la Geografia por si mismo, ó enseñarla aun á los Niños. Con XXII. Mapas illuminados. Un Tratado adjunto de la Esfera, y las l áminas correspondientes, ...
En Madrid: en la Oficina de Pantaleon Aznar, 1786. 
Octavo. Two parts in one volume. I: [x], 222pp.; II: [ii], 44, [ii]pp. A4-Z4, Aa4-Ff4, A4-F4. "Nuevo tratado de la esfera," has separate title-page and separate pagination. Contemporary sheep, rubbed. With 22 maps and 2 plates of spheres, all hand-colored. With an ink stain in the middle of page one of part one. 
Price: 1900.00 USD
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8 Bibliothèque Germanique, Ou Histoire Littéraire De L'Allemagne, De La Suisse, et des Pays Du Nord. Année MDCCXXXIX, Tome XLV.
A Amsterdam: Chez Pierre Hubert, 1739. 
Octavo. [iv], 236 pages. Contemporary calf. Fine. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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9 Book of Martyrs, an Account of Holy Men who died for the Christian Religion.
[Bath]: sold by S. Hazard, (printer to the Cheap Repository for Religious & Moral Tracts,) at Bath; by J. Marshall, at the Cheap Repositories, No. 17, Queen-Street, Cheap-Side, & No. 4, Aldermary Church Yard; & R. White, Piccadilly, [1795]. 
Duodecimo. 24pp. A12. Issued between March and May, 1795 (Spinney). Disbound. With a woodcut on the title-page. "The martyr’s hymn": p. 22. Advertisements on pp. 23-24. ESTC T9343. Staining throughout 
Price: 200.00 USD
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10 Cahier des plaintes et doléances des Dames de la halle et des marchés de Paris, rédigé au grand Salon des Porcherons, pour être présenté à Messieux les Etats Généraux.
n.p.: n.p., 1789. 
Octavo. 64pp. Wrappers. One of several printings, all dated 1789. On-line WorldCat lists eight variant issues, all with different pagination. They have 47, 64 (this copy), 30, 59, 39, 37, 32, and 45pp. respectively. There are two copies of the 37pp. version on-line for sale, one with a claim for being the first edition. If indeed that is the first edition, all the others were probably printed in quick succession. In any case, an uncommon example of a biting piece against the clergy and nobility by the female fishmongers of Paris, written in the slang of the 'Halles.' 
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11 Cheap Repository. Husbandry moralized; or, Pleasant Sunday reading for a farmer’s kitchen. Part I.
[London]: sold by J. Marshall, (printer to the Cheap Repository for Religious & Moral Tracts) No. 17, Queen-Street, Cheapside. & No. 4, Aldermary Church-Yard, & R. White, Piccadilly, London. By S. Hazard, printer to the Cheap Repository, at Bath, [1795]. 
Duodecimo. 12pp. Disbound. With the woodcut on the title-page hand-colored by a contemporary hand. ESTC T36874. Minor staining to the title-page 
Price: 300.00 USD
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12 Curiöse Beschreibung der auserlesnesten Merckwürdigkeiten, so in denen dreyen Welt-Theilen Asia, Africa und America zu finden, als eine Fortsetzung der bereits herausgegebenen Nachricht von Europa: aus berühmter Männer Reiss-Beschreibung fleissig zusammen getragen, und zum Druck befördert.
Augsburg: Zu finden bey Andreas Brinhausser, 1765. 
Duodecimo. [4], 362, [18]pp. A12-Q12. Contemporary quarter vellum over marbled boards. Three leaves of plates. With engraved frontispiece by J. Bäck and 2 folding engraved plates [1721 first edition]. Sabin 17986 (1784 edition); not in Cordier. 
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13 De Nuttige en Vermakelyke Amsterdamsche Almanach; voor den Jaare, 1778.
Te Amsterdam: By J. en C. Groenewoud, 1778. 
24mo. No pagination. [A] 8, B8-H8. Contemporary blue boards. With 12 full-page engravings. Charming miniature book. On-line WorldCat identifies only the Koninklijke Bibliotheek copy. 
Price: 1650.00 USD
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14 Description du Catafalque executé à Paris dans l'église de Notre-Dame, à l'occasion du service qui se fera dans la même église le jeudi 9 juillet 1761, pour très-haute, très-puissante & très-excellente Princesse Marie-Amalie de Saxe, reine d'Espagne et des Indes.
Paris: De Christophe-Jean-François Ballard, 1761. 
Quarto. 20pp. A10. Black armorial binding, with royal arms on the upper cover. Illustrated with an engraving on the title-page by Charles Nicholas Cochin, engraved by Benoît Louis Prévost. Cohen-de Ricci, 289; Lewine, Bibliography of 18th Century Art & Illustrated Books, p. 140. With a royal bookplate. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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15 Description du Mausolée de très-haute, très-puissante & très-excellente Princesse, Marie-Charloote-Sophie-Felicité Leszczynska, Reine de France. Cette pompe funébre ordonnée de la part de Sa Majesté par M. le duc de Fleury, pair de France, premier gentilhomme de la chambre du roi, a été conduit par M. Papillon de la Ferté, intendant & controleur général de l’argenterie, menus plaisirs & affaires de Sa Majesté.: Sur les desseins du sieur Mic-Ang. Challe, peintre ordinaire du roi, de son académie & dessinateur de sa chambre & de son cabinet.: La sculpture a été exécutée par le sieur Bocciardi, sculpteur des menus-plaisirs du roi.
Paris: De l'Imprimerie de P.R.C. Ballard, 1768. 
Quarto. 19pp. A4-D4, C2. With the half-title present. Original wrappers. With an engraving on the title-page by Charles Nicholas Cochin engraved by Miger, and 4 plates by M. C. Challes. Plates showing elevations and floor plan engraved after Challe by Martinet. Mourning headpiece vignette, C.N. Cochin del. 1768, S.C. Miger sculp. 
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16 Description du mausolée et de la pompe funèbre. Faite à Paris dans l’èglise de Notre-Dame, le mardi 15 janvier 1760. Pour très-haut, très-puissant & très-excellent Prince Ferdinand VI du nom, et très-haute, très-puissante & très-excellente princesse Marie-Magdelaine de Portugal, roi et reine d’Espagne.
[Paris]: De l'imprimerie de Christophe-Jean-François Ballard, seul imprimeur du roi pour la musique & noteur de la chapelle de Sa Majesté, rue S. Jean-de-Beauvais, à Ste Cécile. M. D. CC. LX. Par exprès commandement de Sa Majesté, 1760. 
Quarto. 12pp. A6. Disbound. With a large engraved vignette at the beginning of the text by C.N. Cochin. With two holes to the title-page, not affecting anything. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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17 Dickson's balloon almanac, for the year of our Lord, 1800. Being one of the Centurial Years, not Bissextile. Adapted to Pennsylvania and the neighbouring states.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Printed and sold by W. & R. Dickson, in Queen-Street, north of the courthouse, [1799]. 
Quarto. [40]pp. Illustrated wrappers. Evans 35408; Drake, M. Almanacs, 10517. A small hall on the lower wrapper affecting a few letters of text. 
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18 Diplomata et Statuta Regalis Societatis Londini Pro scientia naturali promovenda. Jussu praesidis et concilii edita.
Londini: Typis Sam. Richardsoni, 1752. 
Octavo. iv, 115, [i]pp. Quarter red polished calf over marbled boards by Henderson & Bisset, Edinburgh bookbinders. Royal Society's coat-of-arms as frontispiece. ESTC T83944. 
Price: 1100.00 USD
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Geraldina: a novel founded on a recent event: in two volumes.
19 Geraldina: a novel founded on a recent event: in two volumes.
London : Printed for G. G. and J. Robinson ..., 1798. 
Duodecimo. Two volumes. I: [ii], 275, [i]pp.; II: [ii], 300pp. I: [A]1, B12-M12, N6; II: [A]1, B12-N12, O6. Contemporary calf, repaired. Black, F.G., Epistolary novel 134; ESTC N7149; Garside, P., English novel, 1770-1829, 1798:3; Block, A., English novel, p. 83. There are three known copies of Geraldina, located at the New York Society Library, the University of Pennsylvania, and Forstliche Bibliothek zu Corvey, with none known in British libraries. The set was recently repaired; and one leaf (Volume II, page 115/116) was restored. 
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20 Imprisonment for debt considered. With respect to the bad policy, inhumanity, and evil tendency of that practice. Translated from the Italian.
London: printed for F. Newbery, at the Corner of St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1772. 
Octavo. [xvi], 40pp. With the half-title, lacking in this copy. Drab boards. Roscoe, A246; ESTC T37075. Ex-library copy; deaccessioned with all the appropriate marks. ESTC records three copies: one at the British Library, one at Queen's University at belfast, and one at Yale. It is conceivable that this was originally written by Beccaria; but there is no evidence to support this assumption. 
Price: 9000.00 USD
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