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An account of the European settlements in America. In six parts. I. A short History of the Discovery of that Part of the World. II. The Manners and Customs of the original Inhabitants. III. Of the Spanish Settlements. IV. Of the Portuguese. V. Of the French, Dutch, and Danish. VI. Of the English. Each Part contains An accurate Description of the Settlements in it, their Extent, Climate, Productions, Trade, Genius and Disposition of their InhabitantsEdmund Burke
The annals of the world. Deduced from the origin of time, and continued to the beginning of the Emperour Vespasians reign, and the totall destruction and abolition of the temple and common-wealth of the Jews. Containing the historie of the Old and New Testament, with tha of the Macchabees. Also all the most memorable affairs of Asia and Egypt, and the rise of the empire of the Roman Cæsars, under C. Julius, and Octavianus. Collected from all history, as well sacred, as prophane, and methodically digested, by the most reverend James Ussher, Arch-Bishop of Armagh, and Primate of Ireland.James Ussher
A candid disquisition of the principles and practices of the most ancient and honourable Society of Free and Accepted Masons; together with some strictures on the origin, nature, and design of that institution. Dedicated, By Permission, To the most Noble and most Worshipful Henry Duke of Beaufort, &c. &c. Grand Master. By Wellins Calcott, P.M.Wellins Calcott
The carpenter’s and joiner’s repository; or, a new system of lines and proportions for doors, windows, chimnies, Cornices, and Mouldings, for Finishing Rooms, &c. &c. a Great Variety of Stair-Cases, on a Plan Entirely New, and Easy to be Understood. Circular Circular Soffits, Flewing and Winding, in Strait and Circular Walls, Groins, Angle-Brackets, Circular and Elliptical Sky-Lights, and the Method of Squaring and Preparing their Circular Bars, Shop. Fronts, &c. By W. Pain, joiner. A new edition. Engraved on sixty-nine copper plates.William Pain
Corps deplomatique of the right of nations, containing, 1st, a collection of treaties made in Europe, from the time of the emperor Charlemagne to the present time, in french, 16 vols; 2d, supplement to the corps deplomatique, containing the history of the ancient treaties, 5 vols; 3d, history of the treaties of peace and other negotiations of the 17th century, from the peace of Vervins to the peace of Nimegue, 2 vols; 4th, secret negotialions concerning the peace of Munster and D'Osnaburgh, 4 vols.
Curious observations upon the manners, customs, usages, different languages, government, mythology, chronology, ancient and modern geography, ceremonies, religion, mechanics, astronomy, medicine, physics, natural history, commerce, arts and sciences of the several nations of Asia, Africa, and America / translated from the French of M. L'Abbé Lambert.Claude-François Lambert
The elements of heraldry, containing the definition, origin, and historical account of that ancient, useful, and entertaining science. The divers sorts of coats-of-arms in use; with their essential and integral parts displayed separately. The several marks whereby bearers of the same coat-of-arms are distinguished from each other. The different kings of tinctures, lines, figures, charges, and ornaments used for coats-of-arms. The laws of heraldry; practical directions for marshalling coats-of-arms, and the order of precedence. The hatchments so clearly described, that the branch and title, the deceased was of, may be readily known. Embellished with several fine cuts, and twenty-four copper-pla...Mark Anthony Porny
Experiments and observations on electricity, made at Philadelphia in America, by Benjamin Franklin, L.L.D. and F.R.S. To which are added, letters and papers on philosophical subjects. The Whole corrected, methodized, improved, and now first collected into one Volume, and illustrated with copper plates.Benjamin Franklin
The fortunate country maid. Being the entertaining memoirs of the present celebrated Marchioness of L.V. Who from a cottage, through a great variety of diverting adventures, became a lady of the first quality in the Court of France, by her steady adherence to the principles of virtue and honour. Wherein are displaid the various and vile artifices employ’d by men of intrigue, for seducing of young women, with suitable reflections. In two volumes. From the French of the Chevalier De Mouhy.Charles de Fieux Mouhy
The Grand tour; or, a journey through the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, and France. Containing, I. A description of the principal cities and towns, their situation, origin, and antient monuments. II. The public edifices, the seats and palaces of the princes and nobility, their libraries, cabinets, paintings, and statues. III. The produce of the countries, the customs and manners of the people, the different coins, their commerce, manufactures, learning, and present government. IV. An exact list of the post-routes, and of the different carriages by water and land, with their settled prices. By Mr. Nugent. The third edition, corrected, and considerably improved. To which is now added, the European itinerary. ...Thomas Nugent
The historie of the world in five bookes. 1 Intreating of the beginning and first ages of the same, from the creation unto Abraham. 2 Of the times from the birth of Abraham to the destruction of the Temple of Salomon. 3 From the destruction of Jerusalem, to the time of Philip of Macedon. 4 From the raigne of Philip of Macedon, to the establishing of that kingdome in the race of Antigonus. 5 From the settled rule of Alexanders successors in the East, untill the Romans (prevailing over all) made conquest of Asia and Macedon. By Sir Walter Ralegh, Knight.Walter Sir Raleigh
The history of England, as well ecclesiastical as civil. By Mr. De Rapin Thoyras. Vol XII. Containing the latter part of the Reign of Charles I; from the setting up of his standard at Nottingham in August 1642, to his death in January, 1648-9. Done into English from the French, with large and useful notes mark’d with an *, by N. Tindal, A.M. vicar of Great-Waltham in Essex.Paul Rapin de Thoyras
The history of the popes, from the foundation of the See of Rome, to the present time. ... . By Archibald Bower, Esq; Heretofore Public Professor of Rhetoric, History, and Philosophy, in the Universities of Rome, Fermo, and Macerata, And, in the latter Place, Counsellor of the Inquisition.Archibald Bower
The history of Virginia, in four parts. I. The History of the First Settlement of Virginia, and the Government thereof, to the Year 1706. II. The natural Productions and Conveniencies of the Country, suited to Trade and Improvement. III. The Native Indians, their Religion, Laws, and Customs, in War and Peace. IV. The present State of the Country, as to the Polity of the Government, and the Improvements of the Land, the 10th of June 1720. By a native and inhabitant of the place.Robert Beverley, Jr.
An introduction to universal history. Translated from the Latin of Baron Holberg. With notes historical, chronological, and critical. By Gregory Sharpe, LL. D. Fellow of the Royal and Antiquarian Societies. The second edition corrected and enlarged. To which is prefixed A short system of geography, with maps, &c.Baron Ludvig Holberg;Sharpe, Gregory
A journey through Sweden, containing a detailed account of its population, agriculture, commerce and finances; to which is added an abridged history of the Kingdom, And Of The Different Forms Of Government, From The Accession Of Gustavus Vasa, In M,D,XXIII. With Some Particulars Relating To The History Of Denmark, And To The Life Of Count Struenzee. Written in French by a Dutch officer, and translated into English, by William Radcliffe, A. B. Of Oriel College, Oxford.William Radcliffe
Letters on Greece; being a sequel to Letters on Egypt, and containing travels through Rhodes, Crete, and other islands of the Archipelago; with comparative remarks on their Ancient and present State, and observations on the Government, Character, and Manners, of the Turks, and Modern Greeks. Translated from the French of M. Savary.Claude-Étienne Savary
The life of Baron Frederic Trenck; containing his adventures; his cruel and excessive sufferings, during ten years imprisonment, at the fortress of Magdeburg, by command of the late King of Prussia; also, anecdotes, Historical, Political, and Personal. Translated from the German, by Thomas Holcroft.Friedrich Freiherr von der Trenck
The life of Jane de St. Remy de Valois, heretofore Countess de la Motte. containing a circumstantial and exact Detail of the many extraordinary Events which have attended this unfortunate Lady from her Birth, and contributed to raise her to the Dignity of Confidante and Favorite of the Queen of France; Some further particulars relative to the Mysterious Transaction of the diamond necklace; Her Trial, Condemnation, and Imprisonment in the Salpetriere; her almost miraculous Escape from thenceJeanne de Saint-Rémy de Valois
Minutes of agriculture, made on a farm of 300 acres of various soils, near Croydon, Surry. To which is added, a digest, wherein The Minutes are Systemized and Amplified; and elucidated by drawings of New Implements, a Farm-Yard, &c. The whole being published as a sketch of the actual business of a farm; as Hints to the Inexperienced Agriculturist; as a Check to the Present False Spirit of Farming; and as an overture to scientific agriculture. By Mr. Marshall.William Marshall
The narrative of Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Clinton, K. B. relative to his conduct during part of his command of the King’s troops in North America; particularly to that which respects the unfortunate issue of the campaign in 1781. With an appendix, containing copies an extracts of those parts of his correspondence with Lord George Germain, Earl Cornwallis, Rear Admiral Graves, &c. Which are referred to therein.Henry Clinton
Phipp's (Joseph) original and present state of man briefly considered, wherein is shewn the nature of his fall, and the necessity, means and manner of his restoration through the sacrifice of Chrift, and the sensible operation of that divine principle of grace and truth held forth to the world by the people called quakers; to which are added, some remarks on the arguments of Samuel Newton.
Poetae minores graeci, viz. Hesiod, Theocritus, Moschus, Bion, Simmias, Musaeus, Theognis, Phocylides, Pythagorus, Solon, Tyataeus, Simonides, Rheanus, Naumachius, Panyafis, Orpheus, Mimnermus, Linus, Calimachus, Evenus, Eratosthenes, Menecrates, Pondippus, Metrodorus, with the fragments of several other poets, in Greek and Latin.Ralph Winterton
A voyage to China and the East Indies, by Peter Osbeck, rector of Hasloef and Woxtorp, member of the Academy of Stockholm, and of the Society of Upsal. Together with a voyage to Suratte, by Olof Toreen, chaplain of the Gothic Lion East Indiaman. And an account of the Chinese husbandry, by Captain Charles Gustavus Eckeberg. Translated from the German, by John Reinhold Forster, F.A.S. To which are added, a faunula and flora Sinensis. In two volumes.Pehr Osbeck
The works of the celebrated Mrs. Centlivre. In three volumes. Containing, Perjur’d Husband. Beaux’s Duel. Gamester. Basset Table. Love at a Venture. Love’s Contrivance. Busy Body. Marplot in Lisbon. Platonic Lady. Perplex’d Lovers. Cruel Gift. Wonder, a Woman keeps a Secret. Man’s Bewitch’d. Gotham Election. Wife well Managed. A Bickerstaff’s Burying. Bold Stroke for a Wife. Artifice. Stolen Heiress. With a new account of her life.Susanna Centlivre
The works of the late reverend James Hervey, A. M. Rector of Weston-Favell, in Northamptonshire. In six volumes. ... . Containing, Meditations among the Tombs; Reflections on a Flower-Garden; A Descant upon Creation; Contemplations on the Night; Contemplations on the Starry Heavens; and A Winter-Piece. To which is Prefixed, A particular Account of the Life, Character, and Writings of the Author.James Hervey