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        Victorian Souvenir Album] Exquisitely produced Victorian souvenir gift album & scrapbook filled with original paintings, hand-colored illustrations including the Tower of Pisa, a french Republic, 50 Livres Bills, a letter signed by Edourd de Laboulaye, and another by Leopold II, music manuscripts, manuscript and printed poetry, etchings, printed broadsides and lithographs including the glazed lithographic card published by J. T. Wood of the Crystal Palace, tipped-in botanical samples and much more.

      1792-1879, n.p. 1792 - 4to. Original nineteenth century embossed and polished full calf (black), decorative borders, raised gilt bands on spine, gilt inner dentelles, red silk moiré endpapers, AEG. 88 leaves (unnumbered), title leaf with gilt embossed border, mounted title engraved card of an explorer holding a flag with the words: "Album." This exquisite and scarce Victorian album contains numerous pen & ink drawings, a hand-painted pencil drawing, three nicely painted watercolors (1 signed), ALS, two large folding broadsides, 2 large folding engravings (1 hand-colored) and more. This album comprises a wide variety of material and mediums, with an emphasis on the French Revolution, the Napoleonic era, and the Third Empire. Just after the title, the compiler has included a nicely executed pen and ink of Napoleon, a splendid miniature painting of Chinese Junks sailing below what appears to be the Porcelain Tower of Nanjing, a hand-painted pencil sketch of a young British officer in red coat with sword signed by William J. Morin, and dated 1847; and an illustration of the Diable Boiteux by Antoine Johannot, from the book by Jules Janin (1840). These are followed by three nicely executed watercolor paintings by Alfred Pascal, the first dated 1847 showing a typical French village based on an engraving by Jean Ouvrier (1725-1784); the second of a Villa set deep in the woods, and the last a beautifully execute winter scene in sepia tones. Of special interest is the included letter signed by Edouard Laboulaye June 30, 1874, thanking a friend for providing a letter of introduction, and urging a visit to Versailles—Laboulaye (1811-1883) is perhaps best remembered as the originator and early fundraiser for the Statue of Liberty ornament, designed by Frederic Bertholdi, and built by Gustave Eiffel. Of note is that the compiler has tipped-in a 50 Livres Bill dated Dec., 792, with Lady Liberty seated. The second letter, according to a note in French pasted on the 2nd leaf, was written by a very young Leopold II of Belgium (1835-1909) to his mother Louise D’Orleans (1812-1850), and that it had been compared to the other examples. Also included are a hand-colored engraving of an Opera costume for Mademoiselle Caroline; 2 large folding broadsides comparing the rise and fall of Napoleon III, with other French historical events; a large folding engraving of the return of Marie-Therese Duchesse d’Angouleme to Bordeaux by Villain; a housing receipt for Versailles dated 1814; pieces of musical scores, one composed by Marie Saglioni, dated March 29, 1849; a nicely hand-colored engraving of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and a few laid-in steel engravings. In addition, there are three different printed poems tipped-in, one Souvenir de Roumare, Paris, Plon, 1866 a presentation copy, and two others. The tipped-in botanical samples are all annotated as to place and date of when they were collected, with the first in 1848 from the Grand Jardin, while later samples from the gardens of Maria-Therese in 1878. Minor rubbing to binding with edge wear, inner hinges starting, beautiful and well-preserved example of the finest Albums of the period.

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        [Victorian Souvenir Album] Exquisitely produced Victorian souvenir gift album & scrapbook filled with original paintings, hand-colored illustrations including the Tower of Pisa, a french Republic, 50 Livres Bills, a letter signed by Edourd de Laboulaye, and another by Leopold II, music manuscripts, manuscript and printed poetry, etchings, printed broadsides and lithographs including the glazed lithographic card published by J. T. Wood of the Crystal Palace, tipped-in botanical samples and much more.

      n.p.: , 1792-1879. n.p., 1792-1879. 4to. Original nineteenth century embossed and polished full calf (black), decorative borders, raised gilt bands on spine, gilt inner dentelles, red silk moiré endpapers, AEG. 88 leaves (unnumbered), title leaf with gilt embossed border, mounted title engraved card of an explorer holding a flag with the words: "Album." This exquisite and scarce Victorian album contains numerous pen & ink drawings, a hand-painted pencil drawing, three nicely painted watercolors (1 signed), ALS, two large folding broadsides, 2 large folding engravings (1 hand-colored) and more. This album comprises a wide variety of material and mediums, with an emphasis on the French Revolution, the Napoleonic era, and the Third Empire. Just after the title, the compiler has included a nicely executed pen and ink of Napoleon, a splendid miniature painting of Chinese Junks sailing below what appears to be the Porcelain Tower of Nanjing, a hand-painted pencil sketch of a young British officer in red coat with sword signed by William J. Morin, and dated 1847; and an illustration of the Diable Boiteux by Antoine Johannot, from the book by Jules Janin (1840). These are followed by three nicely executed watercolor paintings by Alfred Pascal, the first dated 1847 showing a typical French village based on an engraving by Jean Ouvrier (1725-1784); the second of a Villa set deep in the woods, and the last a beautifully execute winter scene in sepia tones. Of special interest is the included letter signed by Edouard Laboulaye June 30, 1874, thanking a friend for providing a letter of introduction, and urging a visit to Versailles

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        Geographical, Historical, and Commercial Grammar Kingdoms & Maps of the World 1792

      1792. leather. Fair. Photo Gallery Original Edition -RARE!- 1792 -Thirteenth Edition- Corrected (First Edition was about 1770) Publisher-Printing Location: Printed for Charles Dilly, etc. London Author: William Guthrie, the Astronomical Part by James Ferguson Date: 1792 Size and Page Count: 5.5 X 8.5 Tall; 910 Pages Condition: -Fair- Leather Bound that has ancient repairs with leather on hinge and spine, corners heavy wear, a few pages have stain spots tears on edges, Foxing, heavier on front pages; text block Good, many fold out maps that extend at their fold past the paper text block that have wear and tears from storage.(over 220 years) Illustrations Information: 15 foldout MAPS and Hundreds of Tables and Charts -------- An excellent opportunity for the collector, researcher or historian --------- Articles and Information: Includes: Title page, advertisement (bibliography of changes to each edition up to this one, mentions the 13 Colonies), Preface(6 pages), Contents, Introduction (pages 1 to 58), Body Part 1 astronomical Geography, Part II Origin of Laws, Government and Commerce Part III Origin and Progress of religion Each Continent divided up into Countries - Title page- A New Geographical, Historical, and Commercial Grammar and Present State of the Several Kingdoms of the World Containing I. The Figures, Motions, and Distances of the planets, according to the Newtonian System and the latest Observations. II. A general View of the Earth considered as a Planet ; with several useful Geographical Definitions and Problems. III. The grand Divisions of the Globe into Land and Water, Continents and Islands. IV. The Situation and Extent of Empires, Kingdoms, States, Provinces, and Colonies. V. Their Climates, Air, Soil, vegetable Productions, Metals, Minerals, natural Curiosities, Seas, Rivers, Bays, Capes, Promontories, and Lakes. VI. The Birds and Beads peculiar to each Country. VII. Observations on the Changes that have been any where observed upon the Face of Nature fince the moll early Periods of Hiftory. VIII. The History and Origin of Nations; their Forms of Government, Religion, Laws, Revenues, Taxes, naval and military Strength. IX. The Genius, Manners, Customs, and Habits of the People. X. Their Language, Learning, Arts, Sciences, Manufactures, and Commerce. XI. The chief Cities, Structures, Ruins, and artificial Curiosities. XII. The Longitude, Latitude, Bearings, and Distances of principal Places from London. TO WHICH ARE ADDED, I. A Geographical Index, with the Names and Places alphabetically arranged. II. A Table of the Coins of all Nations, and their Value in English Money. III. A Chronological Table of remarkable Events from the Creation to the prefent Time. Maps not in this book: World Sphere, Europe, West Indies, South America, North America Foldout MAPS: Denmark, Sweden and Norway 61 (40% missing) Russia in Europe 116 (a piece missing) Scotland 148 England and Wales 198 Ireland 417 France 445 Germany Netherlands 490 Poland, Lithuania and Prussia 537 Switzerland 557 Spain and Portugal 564 Italy 597 Turkey in Durope and Hungary 626 Asia 635 East Indies (India etc half missing) 678 Africa (torn but complete) 726

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        CODE DU DIVORCE ET DE l'état civil des citoyens 1792 MAURICE MEJAN RARE EO

      - CODE DU DIVORCE ET DE l'état civil des citoyens 1792 MAURICE MEJAN RARE EO

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        A REPLY TO THE ANSWER OF THE REV. DR. MASKELYNE, ASTRONOMER ROYAL. TO A NARRATIVE OF FACTS RELATIVE TO SOME TIME-KEEPERS CONSTRUCTED BY THOMAS MUDGE.

      London, printed for Thomas Payne, 1792. FIRST EDITION IN TWO PARTS 1792. SECOND PART WITH ITS OWN TITLE PAGE, A SHORT EXPLANATION OF THE PROPER METHODS OF CALCULATING A MEAN DAILY RATE, BY COUNT DE BRUHL. 8vo, approximately 210 x 130 mm, 8¼ x 5¼ inches, 1 folding plate in second part, pages: half-title with errata mounted on verso, as issued, title page, [1]-171, 1-16, bound in half calf, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, marbled boards. Binding rubbed, hinges cracking at head and tail, head of spine worn with slight loss of leather, half-title and title page have pale age-browning, pastedowns and endpapers have pale browning and spotting, small worm track to lower margin of last 6 pages and endpapers, nowhere near text, 2 neatly repaired, occasional spot to margins otherwise text clean. A very good copy. See: The Clockmaker's Library, page 41, No. 602; ESTC T68330. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        A Correct Survey of Dublin as it Stood in the Year 1610

      London: James Malton, 1792. unbound. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 14" x 20" This scarce and beautiful city plan of Dublin was published by James Malton in 1792. Essentially an enlarged copy of John Speed's first map of Dublin, this map depicts the city as it stood in 1610. Several important buildings, streets, fortifications, rivers and other interesting details are noted throughout. The names here are distributed over the map instead of in a reference table like the Speed Map. A plan of the Castle and three seals of Dublin are included. By 1610 the nine year's war had ended and the first Dutch had begun arriving in Manhattan. This map was published by Malton in his "A Picturesque and Descriptive View of the City of Dublin Described". The map is in good condition with minor foxing and some toning. Original plate mark is visible. James Malton (1761-1803) was an Irish engraver and artist. He briefly worked as a draughtsman with architect James Gandon and later went on to produce his best known work, "A Picturesque and Descriptive View of the City of Dublin Described

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        A Narrative of the Extraordinary Sufferings of Mr. Robert Forbes, His Wife and five children. During an unfortunate journey through the wilderness, from Canada to Kennebeck River, in the year 1784

      Henry Ranlet, Portland Printed, Reprinted at Exeter 1792 - (7 x 4 3/8 inches). 23, [1]pp. Expert restoration with facsimile to half title and terminal leaf. Contemporary paper wrappers, restitched. Housed in a red morocco box. Very rare narrative of a man and his family abandoned in the wilds of Maine. Robert Forbes, an American residing with his family in Canada on the Chaudiere river, departed overland in mid-March 1784 with three Dutch guides, intending to relocate his family to a settlement on the Kennebec. Ten days into the journey, Forbes, his wife and five children were tricked, robbed and abandoned by their guides. Struggling on alone, they were assisted by a local Native American, who supplied them with moose meat and directions. But by April 12th, with supplies dwindling and terrain too difficult for his wife and all but his oldest child, Forbes made camp and left his wife to seek help. Travelling by raft and foot and surviving on a couple of ounces of moose meat and their leather shoes, Forbes and his eldest son were found by hunters on April 22. A rescue party for his wife and children was immediately raised, but the camp could not be reached until June 2, fifty days since being left at camp with little to no supplies. Emaciated and weak, remarkably, Forbes's wife and one child survived. Forbes' tale evidently struck a chord with the locals, and his narrative was set to paper by Arthur Bradman. The work was first published in Portland in 1791, followed by the present Exeter printing the following year. Editions in Windsor (1792), Norwich (1793), Worcester (1793) and Philadelphia (1794) followed. All editions prior to the Philadelphia edition are very rare; only three institutional examples of this Exeter printing located in OCLC. Bristol B7942; Shipton & Mooney 46397. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Works of Jonathan Richardson. Containing I. The Theory of Painting. II. Essay on the Art of Criticism. III. The Science of a Connoisseur . . . The Whole intended as a Supplement to the Anecdotes of Painters and Engravers

      (London): T. and J. Egerton; J. Debrett; R. Faulder and W. Miller [et al], 1792, 1792. First collected edition, second state of the title-page. Hazen, Strawberry Hill, page 65; and see Hazen, page 83 for discussion of the "forged" title-page vignette. Edges a little rubbed; fine copy in a handsome contemporary binding.. 4to, contemporary calf, red and black morocco labels, gilt rules, decorations and lettering. Frontis and 11 plates. Bound without the half-title. The important essays by Jonathan Richardson, the elder (1665-1745), published together for the first time, as a supplement and complement to Walpole's Anecdotes of Painters and Engravers (Strawberry Hill, 1762-1771). Richardson's work is regarded as one of the first books in English on collecting and connoisseurship. The second state of the title-page does not have "Printed at Strawberry Hill" above the imitation vignette; the imprint does not contain "B. White and Son" and there are directions to the binder following the contents, which are not present in the first state.

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        Works, The

      London: Printed for T. Longman, B. White and Son, B. Law, J. Dodsley etc., 1792. "Arguably the Most Distinguished Man of Letters in English History"The Works of Samuel Johnson in a Fine Full Calf Binding by Root & SonJOHNSON, Samuel. The Works. A New Edition, in Twelve Volumes. With an Essay on his Life and Genius, by Arthur Murphy, Esq. London: Printed for T. Longman, B. White and Son, B. Law, J. Dodsley etc., 1792. Twelve octavo volumes (8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches; 210 x 133 mm.). Engraved portrait frontispiece in volume one. Bound by Root & Son ca. 1900 (stamp-signed on verso of front end-paper). Full dark green calf, covers with triple-ruled gilt borders and decorative floral corner pieces. Spines with five raised bands, elaborately decorated with a gilt floral design in compartments. Red and olive green leather labels lettered in gilt, gilt decorated board-edges and elaborate gilt turn-ins, marbled end-papers and edges. With the bookplate of Edward J. McCutchen on front paste-downs. Minimal rubbing to joints of volume one, otherwise a near fine set.Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), often referred to as Dr. Johnson, was an English writer who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. Johnson was a devout Anglican and committed Tory, and has been described as "arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history". He is also the subject of "the most famous single work of biographical art in the whole of literature": James Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson. Born in Lichfield, Staffordshire, Johnson attended Pembroke College, Oxford for just over a year, before his lack of funds forced him to leave. After working as a teacher he moved to London, where he began to write for The Gentleman's Magazine. His early works include the biography Life of Mr Richard Savage, the poems London and The Vanity of Human Wishes, and the play Irene. After nine years of work, Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language was published in 1755. It had a far-reaching effect on Modern English and has been described as "one of the greatest single achievements of scholarship". This work brought Johnson popularity and success. Until the completion of the Oxford English Dictionary 150 years later, Johnson's was viewed as the pre-eminent British dictionary. His later works included essays, an influential annotated edition of The Plays of William Shakespeare, and the widely read tale The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia. In 1763, he befriended James Boswell, with whom he later traveled to Scotland; Johnson described their travels in A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland. Towards the end of his life, he produced the massive and influential Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets, a collection of biographies and evaluations of seventeenth and eighteenth-century poets. Johnson was a tall and robust man. His odd gestures and tics were disconcerting to some on first meeting him. Boswell's Life, along with other biographies, documented Johnson's behavior and mannerisms in such detail that they have informed the posthumous diagnosis of Tourette syndrome, a condition not defined or diagnosed in the eighteenth century. After a series of illnesses, he died on the evening of 13 December 1784, and was buried in Westminster Abbey. In the years following his death, Johnson began to be recognized as having had a lasting effect on literary criticism, and he was claimed by some to be the only truly great critic of English literature.Courtney & Smith. A Bibliography of Samuel Johnson, pp. 163-164.Edward J. McCutchen (1857-1933) was a Californian attorney and renowned book collector..

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        Miscellaneous Articles, By Thomas Paine. Consisting of A Letter to the Marquis of Lansdowne. A Letter to the Authors of the Republican. A Letter to the Abbe Syeyes. Thoughts on the Peace, and the Probable Advantages Thereof. First Letter to Mr. Secretary Dundas. Letter to Lord Onslow. Second Letter to Mr. Dundas. And A Letter to the People of France

      London: Printed for J. Ridgway, No. 1 York Street, St. James's Square, 1792. First edition. 36 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Removed. With three pages of publisher's ads at back; page 34 unnumbered. Light foxing, very good. First edition. 36 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. "LIBERTY CANNOT BE PURCHASED BY A WISH": SCARCE FIRST EDITION OF PAINE'S MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES, 1792. First edition of this collection of letters and essays by Paine, issued as his role in the French Revolution and publication of Rights of Man sparked renewed interest in his revolutionary writings. Thisfeatures the first collected edition in English of Paine's Letter to the People of France. "Thomas Paine was now world famous as a liberal and considered most knowledgeable in the new republican form of government. His challenge to the English Government and his defense of the French Revolution so endeared him to the French people that he had been elected by four French provinces to represent them in the National Convention… Paine's first remarks to the Convention were to thank his electors. As an indication of his importance at that time, his 'Thank-you' was not only printed in Paris and America, but reprinted in England, where it was distributed gratis" (Gimbel-Yale 75). Preceded the same year by the French first edition: Lettre de Thomas Paine au peuple françois. Issued the same year as an eight-page edition "published and distributed gratis by the London Corresponding Society" (ESTC N10840). Gimbel-Paine:83-4. ESTC T5784. OCLC lists 18 copies: including the Library of Congress, Oxford and the British Library

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        A CHOICE COLLECTION OF RIDDLES, CHARADES, REBUSES, & c. chiefly original. By Peter Puzzlewell, Esq.

      Engraved frontispiece; iv, 104 pages. Original pink paper-covered boards with mounted engraved label. First edition. Spine expertly repaired; light touch of colouring to frontispiece; else a very good, clean copy. Roscoe J311(1). Complete in itself but further supplemented in 1794 and 1796 with two more parts.

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        LA MAGIE BLANCHE devoillee ou Explication des tours surprenans qui sont depuis peu l'admiration de la capitale et de la provincie. Avec des reflexions sur la baguette divinatorie, les automates joueurs d'echecs, ecc.

      Desoer,, Paris, 1792 - 2 parti in un vol. in-8, pp. VIII, 118; VIII, 270, (2), leg. m. pelle coeva con tass. al d. Con 29 incis. xilogr. n.t. di cui 3 a piena pagina. Solo i primi due volumi, i successivi furono pubblicati alcuni anni dopo. Leggeriss. brun. ma bell'esempl. [489]

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        Works, The

      London: Printed for T. Longman, B. White and Son, B. Law, J. Dodsley etc., 1792 - "Arguably the Most Distinguished Man of Letters in English History"The Works of Samuel Johnson in a Fine Full Calf Binding by Root & SonJOHNSON, Samuel. The Works. A New Edition, in Twelve Volumes. With an Essay on his Life and Genius, by Arthur Murphy, Esq. London: Printed for T. Longman, B. White and Son, B. Law, J. Dodsley etc., 1792. Twelve octavo volumes (8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches; 210 x 133 mm.). Engraved portrait frontispiece in volume one. Bound by Root & Son ca. 1900 (stamp-signed on verso of front end-paper). Full dark green calf, covers with triple-ruled gilt borders and decorative floral corner pieces. Spines with five raised bands, elaborately decorated with a gilt floral design in compartments. Red and olive green leather labels lettered in gilt, gilt decorated board-edges and elaborate gilt turn-ins, marbled end-papers and edges. With the bookplate of Edward J. McCutchen on front paste-downs. Minimal rubbing to joints of volume one, otherwise a near fine set.Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), often referred to as Dr. Johnson, was an English writer who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. Johnson was a devout Anglican and committed Tory, and has been described as "arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history". He is also the subject of "the most famous single work of biographical art in the whole of literature": James Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson. Born in Lichfield, Staffordshire, Johnson attended Pembroke College, Oxford for just over a year, before his lack of funds forced him to leave. After working as a teacher he moved to London, where he began to write for The Gentleman's Magazine. His early works include the biography Life of Mr Richard Savage, the poems London and The Vanity of Human Wishes, and the play Irene. After nine years of work, Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language was published in 1755. It had a far-reaching effect on Modern English and has been described as "one of the greatest single achievements of scholarship". This work brought Johnson popularity and success. Until the completion of the Oxford English Dictionary 150 years later, Johnson's was viewed as the pre-eminent British dictionary. His later works included essays, an influential annotated edition of The Plays of William Shakespeare, and the widely read tale The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia. In 1763, he befriended James Boswell, with whom he later traveled to Scotland; Johnson described their travels in A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland. Towards the end of his life, he produced the massive and influential Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets, a collection of biographies and evaluations of seventeenth and eighteenth-century poets. Johnson was a tall and robust man. His odd gestures and tics were disconcerting to some on first meeting him. Boswell's Life, along with other biographies, documented Johnson's behavior and mannerisms in such detail that they have informed the posthumous diagnosis of Tourette syndrome, a condition not defined or diagnosed in the eighteenth century. After a series of illnesses, he died on the evening of 13 December 1784, and was buried in Westminster Abbey. In the years following his death, Johnson began to be recognized as having had a lasting effect on literary criticism, and he was claimed by some to be the only truly great critic of English literature.Courtney & Smith. A Bibliography of Samuel Johnson, pp. 163-164.Edward J. McCutchen (1857-1933) was a Californian attorney and renowned book collector.

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        Flora Scotica - or, a Systematic Arrangement, in the Linnaean Method, of the Native Plants of Scotland and the Hebrides. 2 vols.

      London 1792 - Second edition. XLI + 530 pages; (IV) + pages 531 - 1,151 + (24) pages indices + 34 plates (of 35, plate 6 is missing) + 2 engraved titles. Plates are uncoloured engravings, 6 folding. Deals with fauna until page 66, plate 1 - 5 showing birds. Ca. 22 cm x ca. 14.5 cm x ca. 9 cm. All edges dark coloured. Modern Cloth with gilt title on spine. In English. - Stafleu and Cowan, Taxonomic Literature-2, 4,522. Not rubbed or bumped. New endpapers. 2 exlibris on first endpapers. Title of vol. 1 little soiled. Old ink crosses at some plant names. Little browning, nearly no foxing. Binding tight and strong. Condition is 2 (scale from 1 to 6, with 1 for the best). Photographs are available on request.

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        Collection des costumes de la Suisse et de ses pays limitrophes.. 24 handkolor. Aquatinta-Radierungen von Bleuler nach Junghans.

      22 Blätter (die Schweizer Trachten) gerahmt: 13 x 11.5 cm 2 Blätter (Schwarzwald u. Tirol): 11, 5 x 10 cm, beiliegend., Min. gebräunt und vereinzelt minimal stockfleckig Trachten aus folgenden Kantonen: Zürich, Bern, Luzern, Uri, Schwyz, Unterwalden, Glarus, Zug, Fribourg, Solothurn, Basel, Schaffhausen, Appenzell, St. Gallen, Graubünden, Aargau, Thurgau, Tessin, Waadt, Wallis, Neuchâtel, Genf. (Lonchamp 340). - Johann Ludwig Bleuler (1792- 1850), Schweizer Verleger, Landschaftszeichner und Maler.- Sehr schöner und dekorative gerahmter kompletter Satz dieses Trachtenwerkes.

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        la gerusalemme liberata-2volumes-

      bossange,masson e besson, paris 1792 - texte en italien.reluire plein cuir mouchete,filets dores,dos lisse,motifs dores, titre et tomaisons dores sur fond noir.petits manques sur les couvertutures,coiffes tassees.legeres marques d humidite sur quelques pages du premier volume. frontis de torquato tasso dans les deux volumes.21 superbes gravures et culs de lampes dans chaque ouvrage.1 er volume,326 pages.2 eme volume,333 pages,notice (2).poids 1,050 kg.format 21 x13,5 cm [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The London Art of Cookery, and Housekeeper's Complete Assistant. On a new plan. Made plain and easy to the understanding of every housekeeper, cook, and servant in the kingdom... The Seventh Edition

      London: J. Scatcherd and J. Whitaker, 1792. Octavo, Pages. With 12 plates. Lacking the frontispiece portrait or the author, but with twelve engravings of bills of fare, one for each month. The seventh edition of this extremely popular late-eighteenth century cookbook, with recipes considered to be straightforward and useful, despite their being ghost written by "the printer and hack Richard Johnson". (Lehmann, The British Housewife, page 79) Interesting sections include, Pickling, Collaring, Potting, Preparation of Hams, Bacon, &c., Elegant Ornaments for a Grand Entertainment, Made Wines, Cordial Waters, Malt Liquors, Culinary Poisons, and Necessary Articles for Sea Faring Persons. Manuscript recipe "To Cure Hams" tipped onto front free end paper. Title page showing some edgewear and light soiling, otherwise very good in somewhat soiled and edgeworn original boards. An untrimmed copy, in original boards, and rare thus. [Bitting, page 152; Maclean, page 50; Oxford, page 114].

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        Plan of the New Constitution for the United States of America

      1792. (AMERICAN CONSTITUTION). Plan of the New Constitution for the United States of America, Agreed Upon in a Convention of the States. With a Preface by the Editor. A New Edition, Corrected. London: J. Debrett, 1792. Slim octavo, period-style gray paper-covered boards, printed paper spine label, renewed endpapers; (1-3), 4-32. Housed in a custom half morocco folding case. $4200.1792 British printing of Plan of the New Constitution for the United States, affirming the “rise of a new Empire in the World,” handsomely housed in a custom half morocco folding case.On September 17, 1787, the United States Constitution was signed and Americans wrote their new nation into history. “Other than perhaps the Bible or the Koran, it is hard to think of any single documentÂ… that has been more fully interpreted, analyzed, parsed and dissected than AmericaÂ’s Constitution” (Wood, New York Review of Books). That extraordinary inclination for analysis first emerged over a long, hot summer during which 55 delegates argued in “the gunmetal-gray East Room of the redbrick State House, where the Declaration of Independence had been signed.” To assure open discussion, it had been decided that “nothing spoken in the House be printed, or otherwise published or communicated without leave. Journalists and curious spectators were forbidden to attend, sentries were stationed at doors, and delegates, sworn to secrecy, remained tight-lipped to outsiders” (Chernow, 228). In his closing address however, Benjamin Franklin spoke of the conventionÂ’s hard won achievement—AmericaÂ’s new Constitution—as one of which he did “not entirely approve.” It was the creation, he said, of men who were wise, without doubt, but who were also united by “their prejudices, their passions, their errors of opinion, their local interests, and their selfish views. From such an assembly can a perfect production be expected?” Despite the difficulties slyly noted, Franklin declared the final document “so near to perfectionÂ… I think it will astonish our enemies” (Isaacson, 458). With the Constitution signed and “the injunction on secrecy lifted, the delegates themselves wasted little time in making copies availableÂ… Phineas Bond, the British consul in Philadelphia, enclosed a copy in a letter of September 20 [1787] to Lord Carmathan, the Foreign Secretary,” giving clear notice to the British of the “rise of a new Empire in the World” (Rapport, “Printing the Constitution,” 80). Third English edition. Preceded by the 1787 and 1791 English editions, which also contained this editionÂ’s Preface correcting an erroneous report by London newspapers that Washington had been appointed president of the Constitutional Convention only by “a majority of one vote.” Howes P413. Sabin 63294. ESTC T42431. OCLC lists 28 copies; including the British Library, American Philosophical Society, Yale, Harvard and the University of Virginia. Early owner signature above title page. Tiny library inkstamp to terminal leaf not affecting text. Bookplate to inner front box cover.Text very fresh with small expert archival repair to title page minimally affecting one letter. An extremely good copy of this important early constitutional printing.

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        Politische Geschichte des Eichsfeldes mit Urkunden erläutert.

      bey Johann Georg Rosenbusch, Göttingen 1792 - 2 Bde. (in 1). Göttingen, bey Johann Georg Rosenbusch, 1792-93. 8vo. (I:) Tb., 3 Bll., XXVIII, 6 Bll., 163, (Urkundenbuch:) 98 S., 1 Bl., (II:) Tb., 2 Bll., XIV, 202, (Urkundenbuch:) 118 S. Zeitgenössischer Pappband mit altem, handbeschriebenem Rückenschild. Erste Ausgabe des Gründungsbuches der eichsfeldischen Geschichtsschreibung, jeder Band mit umfangreichem Urkundenanhang. - "Die Bedeutung Wolfs liegt zunächst in seiner Tätigkeit als Urkundensammler. manche Urkunde aus den im Anfange unseres Jahrhunderts aufgehobenen Stiftern und Klöstern ist inzwischen verloren gegangen und nur durch ihn uns bekannt geworden" (ADB). Johann Vinzenz Wolf (1743-1826) war Jesuit und hauptberuflich Kanonikus des Petristiftes Nörten (heute Landkreis Northeim in Niedersachsen), im Nebenberuf Historiker mit besonderem Augenmerk auf das Eichsfeld, Mitglied der Akademie nützlicher Wissenschaften zu Erfurt. Er gilt heute als Begründer der eichsfeldischen Geschichtsschreibung. - Loewe 470; ADB 763. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The British Duties of Customs, Excise, &c. containing An Account of the Net Sums Payable on all Goods Imported, Exported, or Carried Coastwise; and the net drawbacks to be repaid on due exportation, Including the Session of Parliament ending June the 10th, 1791. Also the several Bounties and Allowances Upon certain Articles of Merchandise exported and imported; Arranged under the particular Branches of Customs and Excise; And following the Article Salt in the Customs, are inserted the Duties Payable upon British Made Salt Under the Management of the Commissioners of that Revenue Â… also Tables of the Duties of Package and Scavage Payable in the Port of London to the city of London by aliens: With Notes, Explaining the various Regulations of Importation and Exportation upon a Principle of ready Information.

      London: For J. Johnson, and G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1792. 8vo, (iv) + 481 + (i)pp, 3 folding tables at end, contemporary mottled sheep, neatly rebacked to match, spine with gilt lines and old morocco label lettered gilt. A very good copy with the 19th century armorial book label of Robert Burnett.> First edition. The author, who was a retired Customs agent of Leadenhall Street, London, here published a comprehensive, and statistically detailed, account of both the law and the practical administration of the levies, duties, and other charges to which imports and exports were variously subject. Subsequent changes in law and tariffs were published nine years later (1801) in a so-called 'Continuation>'.

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        PLATES TO THE NATURAL HISTORY OF BIRDS, uncoloured to serve the purpose of a Drawing Book for Children and Young Persons. Being the Fourth volume of that work.

      xii [letterpress], followed by 116 engraved plates, sprinted on one side of the leaf only. Contemporary calf gilt. 12mo. First edition. Spine repaired at some time. Ownership inscriptions to endpapers, the earliest being 1791. A very good, clean copy of this rare additional volume to the original three volume work.

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        MANUEL DU TOURNEUR. Ouvrage dans lequel on enseigne aux Amateurs la maniere d’exécuter sur le Tour à Pointes, à Lunette, en l’Air, Excentrique, Ovale, à Guillocher, Quartè, à portraits & autres, tout ce que l’Art a produit de plus ingénieux et de plus agréable.

      Bergeron,, Paris, 1792 - 2 gr. voll. in-4, pp. (6), 432, (2); (6), 456, (2), XXXII, leg. m. pelle coeva con doppio tass. ai d., piatti in cartone dec. Con 72 tavv. in rame ripiegate raffiguranti manufatti, macchine, ferri, etc. ad uso del tornitore. Particolarmente interessanti le 8 tavv. alla fine del primo vol. raffiguranti 72 tipologie di legno. Minime spellature alle cerniere e alle cuffie sup. ma bell’esempl. [222]

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        Voyage to the South Sea

      

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        A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy. By Mr. Yorick. Vol. I [-II].

      Printed by Bushnell and Hubbard 1792 - 2 vols. in 1, variably browned and spotted, pp. 254 (including separate title-page for vol. ii), [2, blank], 12mo, original tree sheep, red lettering piece on spine, slightly worn, some cracking to the joints, inside the front cover the label of the Rochester Encyclopædian Library, and an inscription at the head of the title donating the volume to the library. The text ends with a full stop and a dash. This is the fourth American edition, having first appeared in Boston in 1768, and in Philadelphia in 1770 and 1790. The only UK location of any of these is a copy of the present edition, in Cambridge. (ESTC W3433)

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        Das antike Theater in Albano Laziale, 1792

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Beschriftung: Unterhalb der Darstellung in der Druckplatte signiert, datiert und bezeichnet: "C. Reinhart fec Romæ 1792 | Avanzo del Teatro a Albano". Werkverzeichnis: Nagler 12, Nr. 7; Andresen I, Nr. 53; Feuchtmayr Abb. 370; Fichter Nr. 3. Serie: Mahlerisch radirte Prospecte von Italien, von Johann Christian Reinhart, Jakob Wilhelm Mechau und Albert Christoph Dies. Grösse: 24,8 x 35,3 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: 38,5 x 49 cm (Papier). 27,9 x 37,7 cm (Plattenmaß). Beschreibung: Im Vordergrund ein artenreicher Pflanzenvordergrund, der auf die holländisch-deutsche Schulung des Künstlers verweist. Auch das pastorale Motiv klingt wieder an. Der Hirte trägt jedoch zeitgenössische Kleidung und befindet sich mit seiner Herde in einem geschlossenen Areal, in den Ruinen des antiken Theaters von Albano. Die ellipsenförmige Anlage befand sich am Rande des römischen Legionslagers und konnte 15.000 Besucher aufnehmen. Jenseits der Mauer in südlicher Richtung erkennt man die von Bäumen eingerahmte Fassade der Kirche S. Maria della Stella. Antikes und Christliches werden zueinander in Beziehung gesetzt. Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Heptameron français. Les nouvelles de Marguerite, Reine de Navarre

      New edition, illustrated with a frontispiece by Dunker and engraved by Eichler and repeated in three volumes entitled to French Heptaméron 73 figures by Freudeberg and engraved by Gutenberg, Halbou, Henriquez ... 72 and 72 vignettes cul-de-lamp by Dunker engraved by itself and Richter, Eichler. Page titles engraved caligraphiques characters, what sets this edition of the first draft by 1783. The illustration, fine and detailed, is very beautiful and "engraved with remarkable finesse" (Cohen). Chez la Nouvelle Société Typographique Berne 1792 in-8 xlvij (1bc.) 275pp. et (4) 308pp. et (4) 250pp. (1) 3 volumes reliés

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        LA MAGIE BLANCHE devoillee ou Explication des tours surprenans qui sont depuis peu l'admiration de la capitale et de la provincie. Avec des reflexions sur la baguette divinatorie, les automates joueurs d'echecs, ecc.

      Desoer, 1792. 2 parti in un vol. in-8, pp. VIII, 118; VIII, 270, (2), leg. m. pelle coeva con tass. al d. Con 29 incis. xilogr. n.t. di cui 3 a piena pagina. Solo i primi due volumi, i successivi furono pubblicati alcuni anni dopo. Leggeriss. brun. ma bell'esempl. [489]

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        A REPLY TO THE ANSWER OF THE REV. DR. MASKELYNE, ASTRONOMER ROYAL. TO A NARRATIVE OF FACTS RELATIVE TO SOME TIME-KEEPERS CONSTRUCTED BY THOMAS MUDGE.

      London printed for Thomas Payne 1792 - FIRST EDITION IN TWO PARTS 1792. SECOND PART WITH ITS OWN TITLE PAGE, A SHORT EXPLANATION OF THE PROPER METHODS OF CALCULATING A MEAN DAILY RATE, BY COUNT DE BRUHL. 8vo, approximately 210 x 130 mm, 8¼ x 5¼ inches, 1 folding plate in second part, pages: half-title with errata mounted on verso, as issued, title page, [1]-171, 1-16, bound in half calf, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, marbled boards. Binding rubbed, hinges cracking at head and tail, head of spine worn with slight loss of leather, half-title and title page have pale age-browning, pastedowns and endpapers have pale browning and spotting, small worm track to lower margin of last 6 pages and endpapers, nowhere near text, 2 neatly repaired, occasional spot to margins otherwise text clean. A very good copy. See: The Clockmaker's Library, page 41, No. 602; ESTC T68330. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Paradis Perdu, poëme par Milton; Édition en Anglais et en Français, Ornée de douze Estampes imprimées en couleur d'aprés les Tableaux de M. Schall . . .

      Paris chez Defer de Maisonneuve, rue du Foin S. Jacques, no. 11, 1792 First Edition, Second Issue (preferred) by Maisonneuve, one of the earliest examples of coloring printing (preceded in France only by Sergent's Portraits des grands hommes), in magnificent French eighteenth-century calf. Parallel texts in English and French, the latter a prose translation by Nicolas François Dupré de Saint-Maur (first published 1729), revised for this edition by C. J. Chéron de Boismorand. Two volumes, royal 4to: [4],viii,391,[1]; [4],377,[1]pp, with half-titles and 11 (of 12) color stipple-engraved, unlettered proof plates on papier vélin, by Bonnefoy, Clément, Colibert, Demonchy, and Gautier after paintings by Schall. The plate for Book II never bound in. Full period marbled calf with gilt-tooled borders, turn-ins and spine, red morocco lettering and green numbering pieces gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, plates with tissue guards laid in. Title-pages with signature of Joseph Robert Hownam. A superb, wide-margined set, clean, crisp and bright

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        A Treatise on Practical Navigation and Seamanship

      London: Gilbert and Wright. Front board detached with prelims attached. Leather rubbed and bumped. Remaining binding intact and in good condition. Pages cut. 1792. First Edition. Half-leather cover. 300mm x 250mm (12" x 10"). 318pp. engraved frontis; 4 engraved plates. Suitable for restoration, research and rebinding. Bookplate on ep. Plates: The Elizabeth in distress, feuding under the goose wing of the foresail; The Elizabeth under sail steering with the machine; The grafton at anchor in distress; The Grafton under sail steering with the machine. [With Remarks, Observations and Directions for managing and conducting a Ship in all kinds of Weather, either under Sail; or at Anchor, with many Useful Hints and Remarks by way of Improvement to Navigation and to Navigators, in every occurrence that can happen to a Ship at Sea or at Anchor. And also, A full and clear description of the English Channel, with distinct and clear Directions for sailing down the Channel from the Downs westward; also particular Directions for a Ship coming from the Ocean, and entering the English Channel, with Directions for sailing up the same to the Downs, both in fair and foul Weather, with whatever is necessary for the Seaman to know by way of Improvement. To Make Ships and the Management of Them; and also Navigation in General More Perfect, and Consequently less dangerous and destructive to Men's Lives and Property. Together With the Method the Author advised, and which was adopted in Scenes of the greatest Distress at sea, in a violent Storm]. .

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        Plan of the New Constitution for the United States of America

      , 1792. 1792. (AMERICAN CONSTITUTION). Plan of the New Constitution for the United States of America, Agreed Upon in a Convention of the States. With a Preface by the Editor. A New Edition, Corrected. London: J. Debrett, 1792. Slim octavo, period-style gray paper-covered boards, printed paper spine label, renewed endpapers; (1-3), 4-32. Housed in a custom half morocco folding case. $4200.1792 British printing of Plan of the New Constitution for the United States, affirming the

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        American Geography; or, A View of the Present Situation of the Uni

      , 1792. 1792. MORSE, JEDIDIAH. The American Geography; or, A View of the Present Situation of the United States of America.... London: For John Stockdale, 1792. xvi, 536 p. 2 folding maps, folding table. Contemporary mottled calf, skillfully rebacked in period style. Both maps with a few neat and unobtrusive early repairs (fold strengthening) on verso, else a fine copy-- clean and entirely unfoxed. Second edition of the first American geography, originally printed in Elizabethtown, New Jersey, in 1789. The engraved maps depict the northern and southern parts of what then comprised the United States, the latter including the "New State of Franklin." Howes M840.

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        Am Waldrand von Marino im Albaner Gebirge, 1792

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Beschriftung: Unterhalb der Darstellung in der Druckplatte signiert, datiert und bezeichnet: "J. Mechau fec Romae 1792 | Entrata nel bosco di Marine". Werkverzeichnis: Nagler 8, Nr. 18; Fichter Nr. 27; Köln 1984, Nr. 62. Serie: Mahlerisch radirte Prospecte von Italien, von Johann Christian Reinhart, Jakob Wilhelm Mechau und Albert Christoph Dies. Grösse: 34,4 x 26,1 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: 49,3 x 39,2 cm (Papier). 36,9 x 27,5 cm (Plattenmaß). Beschreibung: Marino liegt im Albaner Gebirge. Gerühmt werden von Reisenden des 18. Und 19. Jahrhunderts immer wieder seine ausgedehnten Wälder. Im Mittelpunkt der Darstellung steht eine verdorrte Eiche, an deren Stamm offenbar ein Votivbild angebracht ist, das eine junge Frau küsst. In der Romantik, zu deren Wegbereitern Mechau gehört, wird der einsame Baum zu einem zentralen Bildmotiv. Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Travels through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida, The Cherokee Country, The Extensive Territories of the Muscogulges or Creek Confederacy, and the Country of the Chactaws. Containing an Account of the Soil and Natural Productions of Those Regions; Together with Observations on the Manners of the Indians (FIRST BRITISH EDITION)

      J. Johnson, London 1792 - 5 1/4 x 8 3/8 Inches. 532 PP. A COMPLETE AND APPEALING COPY OF THE FIRST BRITISH EDITION OF THIS CLASSIC REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD STUDY OF THE ENVIRONMENTS OF THE SOUTH. Contains the all-important frontis illustration of "MICO CHLUCCO THE LONG WARRIOR OR KING OF THE SEMINOLES." Embellished with copper-plate illustrations. All seven illustrations and the folding map intact and 100%. Contains the Binders Instructions page for the placement of the illustrations - WITH THE HANDWRITTEN CORRECTION TO TWO OF THE ILLUSTRATIONS IN REGARDS TO PAGE CHANGES. Turn of the century marbled boards with green leather quarter-binding and tips. Five raised hubs to spine. Gold decoration to spine. Red leather spine label intact. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        1792 1ed Bell’s British Theatre Illustrated Literature Comedies & Tragedies 27v

      London: Printed for the Proprietors, under the Direction of John Bell, British Library, Strand, 1791-95 1792 - 1792 1ed Bell’s British Theatre Illustrated Literature Comedies & Tragedies 27v Collection of beautifully illustrated works of British Comedies and Tragedies published by the famous John Bell. John Bell, one of the most prominent English publishers, published an enormous collection of English literature including this set on British Theatre. This set was released after his first work “Poets of Great Britain” saw huge success. The illustrations and drawings in “British Theatre” were the focal selling point in that they were so impressive that they would influence later publishers in the illustrations they used! Included in this set are plays such as “Cleonice” by Hoole, “Mahomet” by Miller, “The Roman Father” by Whitehead, “The Miser” by Moliere, and many more! Item number: #221 Price: $1750 BELL, John. Bell’s Comedies & Tragedies London: Printed for the Proprietors, under the Direction of John Bell, British Library, Strand, 1791-95 Details: • Collation complete with all pages: 27 volumes • Beautiful red leather binding • Language: English • Size: ~6in X 4in (15cm x 10cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A collection of five pamphlets by Paul, all relating to Gloucestershire (the new prison, lunatic asylum, the shire hall, prison regulation, and prisons in general).

      Gloucester, 1792-1809. 8vo., various paginations (see below), bound together in a single volume ca. 1810 in diced russia gilt, with the contemporary bookplate on front pastedown of John Paul Paul> (1772-1828). In fine state of preservation. The collection comprises (in order of binding): 1. An Address delivered at a general meeting of the nobility, gentry, clergy, and others, assessed to the county rate for the County of Glocester, convened by the High-Sheriff, for the purpose of receiving a statement of the proceedings of the committee appointed to carry into execution the resolutions of the said County, to rebuild the gaol and bridewells thereof; - and held on Monday the 9th of July, 1792>. n.p. [Gloucester], published by permission of the author. 8vo., vii + (1) + 72pp., wanting the half title, but with a large folding table (A general abstract of the whole cost of building of the different prisons of the county of Glocester> - short closed tear at one fold), old dampstain at foot of title. First edition: very scarce. ESTC, OCLC & COPAC locate copies at 5 libraries (Cornell + BL + NLS + Gloucester R.O. + Wellcome) together with a severely incomplete copy at Goldsmiths (# 15352). 2. Minutes of Proceedings relative to the establishment of a General Lunatic Asylum, near the city of Glocester. Including a digest of a scheme for such an institution: addressed to a general meeting of subscribers, held at the Glocester Infirmary, on the 14th of July, 1794.> n.p. [Gloucester], Printed at the special request of the committee appointed to carry the design into effect. 1796. 8vo., 70 + (2) + 22pp. First edition? Rare. Copies found only at Cambridge + Sir John Soane's Mus. + Gloucester R.O. Not in BL. 3. An Address delivered at a general meeting of the County of Glocester: convened by the High Sheriff, and held on Tuesday, January 11, 1803; for the purpose of considering the necessity or expediency of erecting a new Shire-Hall for the said county; or of adopting such other measures as the dilapidated state of the present Booth-Hall might require.> Glocester, printed at the request of the general meeting; and (by permission of the author) sold for the county rate ...... 1803. 8vo., pp.(3) - 128pp., wanting the half-title. First edition: very rare. The only copy listed by COPAC & OCLC is at the BL. 4. Address to His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the County of Glocester, on the administration and practical effects of the system of prison regulation, established in that County: delivered at their Epiphany General Quarter Sessions, 1809.> Glocester: printed by D. Walker; published for the benefit of the Fund for Prison Charities in Glocester Gaol. 1809. 8vo., 158pp., including a folded table. First edition: scarce. 5. Rules and orders for the regulation and controul of prisons. Revised and recommended to the Magistrates of the County of Glocester.> Glocester: printed by D. Walker, at the Office of the Glocester Journal. 1808. 8vo., (2) + ii + 84pp. Rare: copies located only at Princeton + Un. of Glasgow. Not in BL. This is altogether a particularly good and coherent group of material all written by the Gloucestershire prison reformer and philanthropist Sir George Onesiphorus Paul Bart. (1746-1820). A cautious political reformer, Paul had begun to have an influential role in the public life of Gloucestershire as early as 1780. Following damning visits to the county gaol by John Howard in 1777 and 1784, when he found the inhuman and insanitary conditions typical of the period, Paul launched his campaign to reform the county prisons. 'In 1785 a committee under his direction secured an act of parliament for building a new gaol at Gloucester and four houses of correction in other parts of the county, the sites chosen being Littledean for the Forest of Dean; Northleach for the central Cotswolds; Horsley for the populous clothmaking valleys of the west Cotswolds; and Lawfords Gate, Bristol, for south Gloucestershire. Work began in 1788 and the five new buildings were completed in 1792 at a total cost of £46,438, raised mainly by loans on the credit of the county rate. They were designed by William Blackburn, the specialist prison architect favoured by Howard, but Paul himself undertook much of the detailed planning and supervision, his labour made more intense by Blackburn's illness and death in 1790. That very personal involvement continued after the opening of the prisons: until almost the end of his life he paid close attention to all aspects of their administration. Paul's scheme, having been brought to a successful conclusion, provided a model for the magistrates of other counties, who were able to benefit from his printed addresses on the subject and from his detailed rules and regulations for the Gloucestershire prisons, published in the first of several editions in 1790. In 1810 Sir Samuel Romilly cited the new Gloucestershire prisons, with that at Southwell, as the most remarkable of recent improvements, and Paul was called to give evidence to the select committee of the Commons considering the matter in 1811. He had won a national reputation in his field. ...... Having demonstrated a talent for analysing and planning complex matters, Paul found himself consulted by colleagues in various fields. For his fellow governors of the county infirmary at Gloucester he reported in 1794 in his customary exhaustive detail on the possibility of admitting lunatics; a letter on the treatment of criminal and pauper lunatics he wrote to the home secretary in 1806 influenced the drafting of an act on the subject in 1808.' [Nicholas Herbert in ODNB].

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        Le Paradis Perdu, poëme par Milton; Édition en Anglais et en Français, Ornée de douze Estampes imprimées en couleur d'aprés les Tableaux de M. Schall . . .

      chez Defer de Maisonneuve, rue du Foin S. Jacques, no. 11,, Paris 1792 - First Edition, Second Issue (preferred) by Maisonneuve, one of the earliest examples of coloring printing (preceded in France only by Sergent's Portraits des grands hommes), in magnificent French eighteenth-century calf. Parallel texts in English and French, the latter a prose translation by Nicolas François Dupré de Saint-Maur (first published 1729), revised for this edition by C. J. Chéron de Boismorand. Two volumes, royal 4to: [4],viii,391,[1]; [4],377,[1]pp, with half-titles and 11 (of 12) color stipple-engraved, unlettered proof plates on papier vélin, by Bonnefoy, Clément, Colibert, Demonchy, and Gautier after paintings by Schall. The plate for Book II never bound in. Full period marbled calf with gilt-tooled borders, turn-ins and spine, red morocco lettering and green numbering pieces gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, plates with tissue guards laid in. Title-pages with signature of Joseph Robert Hownam. A superb, wide-margined set, clean, crisp and bright—a spectacular production of one of the earliest works with engravings printed in color. Brunet III: 1731. ESTC T134616. Cohen De Ricci 708. Lewine, p. 358. Christies Sale 5380, Lot 106. Joseph Robert Hownam (whose book this was) served in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars at Copenhagen, Madeira, and in the Mediterranean, and later gained notoriety as part of the retinue of Queen Caroline, testifying in divorce proceedings brought by the Prince Regent. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A Voyage to the South Sea, undertaken by Command of His Majesty, for the purpose of conveying the Bread-fruit Tree to the West Indies, in His Majesty's Ship the Bounty... including an account of the mutiny on board the said ship, and the subsequent voyage of part of the Crew, in the Ship's Boat, from Tifoa, one of the Friendly Islands, to Timor, a Dutch settlement in the East Indies

      London: Printed for George Nicol, 1792. Some light offsetting from the plates as usual but a particularly good copy.. Quarto, with frontispiece portrait, and seven plans and charts; a fine copy in a handsome early binding of half tan calf over marbled boards, spine panelled and lettered in gilt. First edition of one of the most famous of all voyage books: the full official narrative of Bligh's voyage in the Bounty and the mutiny. At the time of publication Bligh was on his second breadfruit voyage, and the work was edited for the press by James Burney, with the assistance of Sir Joseph Banks, both of whom had also sailed with Cook.The open-boat voyage, one of the most famous feats of seamanship of all time, was also notable for the coastal discoveries made almost accidentally in the course of the desperate voyage. Bligh was justifiably proud of his achievements in mapping and charting during his travails, and each of the printed charts features his name prominently: the sketch of Matavai Bay in Tahiti even features his signature in facsimile (particularly notable given Bligh's fury that his work on the charts of Cook's third voyage was not recognised).The advertisement to this work comments that Bligh had originally intended to issue his account of the first part of the voyage of the Bounty as a separate work. Bligh had, of course, issued the Narrative quickly, noting here that this haste 'was for the purpose of communicating early information concerning an event which had attracted the public notice: and being drawn up in a hasty manner, it required many correction'. This full account of the voyage, then, includes a slightly altered version of Bligh's own account of the mutiny, which had been published two years earlier. This extended and revised text makes this the fundamental published account of the Bounty saga, and an important eighteenth-century document of Pacific voyaging, most especially for the second phase of European relations with Tahiti.This is a particularly good copy of this great book, with almost none of the browning common to many copies, in a most attractive binding of the period. Provenance: With the slightly later bookplate of Henry Mussenden Leathes of Herringfleet Hall (near Lowestoft in Suffolk), a Waterloo veteran who had fought with the Royal Horse Artillery throughout the Peninsular War; private collection (Sydney).

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        Holy Bible

      1792. BIBLE. The Holy Bible, Containing the Old Testament and the NewÂ… Cambridge: J. Archdeacon, 1792. Two volumes. 12mo, contemporary full straight-grain red morocco gilt boards with green morocco inlays rebacked with original gilt spines and brown morocco spine labels laid down, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $3200.Handsomely bound 1792 Cambridge edition of the venerable King James Bible, “the most celebrated book in the English-speaking world” (Campbell, 1).First published in 1611 and indisputably the most influential of English Bible translations, the King James Version has exercised incalculable influence on piety, language and literature. Macaulay praised it as “a book, which if everything else in our language should perish, would alone suffice to show the whole extent of its beauty and power” (PMM 114). Separate New Testament title page, also dated 1792. With Apocrypha. Lengthy gift inscription from one John Conyers to his son, dated 1796. Occasional marginalia; a few old annotations to endpapers.Scattered light foxing, light expert restoration to beautiful morocco bindings.

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        Le Paradis Perdu, poëme par Milton; Édition en Anglais et en Français, Ornée de douze Estampes imprimées en couleur d'aprés les Tableaux de M. Schall . . .

      Paris: chez Defer de Maisonneuve, rue du Foin S. Jacques, no. 11,, 1792. First Edition thus. Full Calf. Fine. First Edition, Second Issue (preferred) by Maisonneuve, one of the earliest examples of coloring printing (preceded in France only by Sergent's Portraits des grands hommes), in magnificent French eighteenth-century calf. Parallel texts in English and French, the latter a prose translation by Nicolas François Dupré de Saint-Maur (first published 1729), revised for this edition by C. J. Chéron de Boismorand. Two volumes, royal 4to: [4],viii,391,[1]; [4],377,[1]pp, with half-titles and 11 (of 12) color stipple-engraved, unlettered proof plates on papier vélin, by Bonnefoy, Clément, Colibert, Demonchy, and Gautier after paintings by Schall. The plate for Book II never bound in. Full period marbled calf with gilt-tooled borders, turn-ins and spine, red morocco lettering and green numbering pieces gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, plates with tissue guards laid in. Title-pages with signature of Joseph Robert Hownam. A superb, wide-margined set, clean, crisp and bright—a spectacular production of one of the earliest works with engravings printed in color. Brunet III: 1731. ESTC T134616. Cohen De Ricci 708. Lewine, p. 358. Christies Sale 5380, Lot 106. Joseph Robert Hownam (whose book this was) served in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars at Copenhagen, Madeira, and in the Mediterranean, and later gained notoriety as part of the retinue of Queen Caroline, testifying in divorce proceedings brought by the Prince Regent. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Rare Signer of the Constitution, William Paterson a gorgeous example

      n.p., October 30, 1792. 8" x 13". "Single page signed manuscript on laid paper, 8"" x 13"", docketed to verso. Boldly scripted, paper toned, with a few pinhole losses, and slight chipping to outer edges. Expected folds with a touch of creases to one corner. Small light pencil note. Boldly signed by William Paterson as ""Wm Paterson.""Paterson, perhaps best known as a signor of the Constitution, was highly instrumental in the negotiations and proposals for determining how the individual states would be represented in the House and in the Senate. His long experience in state politics and administration earned him a seat on the five-person delegation sent by New Jersey to the 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, where he played a pivotal role. By a narrow margin, delegates approved the Virginia Plan, which provided for proportional representation, based on population, in two houses of government. Paterson introduced the New Jersey Plan, which called for a unicameral body with equal representation from each state. In the debate that followed, the delegates hammered out the Great Compromise, with proportional representation in the house of Representatives and equal representation in the Senate. This lovely Paterson signed manuscript document was executed shortly after he resigned from the Senate to become Governor of New Jersey, and just 6 months before George Washington nominated Paterson to sit as associate justice of the United States Supreme Court on March 4, 1793. Paterson spent the last 13 years of his life devoted to building a stable and powerful federal judiciary.The document encompasses a Warrant for payment to the widow of a deceased member of the Militia, and is shown in full below:""State of New Jersey the twenty ninth Day of October 1792This warrant entitles the bearer Susanna Bowls - By late Suzanna Martin Widow of John Martenlate a Private in the Militia of this state whodied in the Service of the United sates or here orderto receive from the Treasurer of the State the sum of twenty five shilling per month from the firstday of February Seventeen hundred and seventyeight to the first day of April Seventeen hundredand eighty eight being the amount of here lateHusbands half payHouse of AsemblyOctober 29, 1792By order of the HouseCouncil Chamber Lika Convicts EpeakerOct 30th, 1792By Order of theHouseWm Paterson""A wonderful piece of history with beautiful, bold contrast allowing for a handsome presentation. Would be stunning framed. Paterson is extremely scarce, maybe even scarcer than Broom or Baldwin as far as completing a set of Constitution signers. The most recent examples appeared in 2007 and 2008 and averaged over $5,000 each."

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        12 Blätter zu Fabeln von Gellert, Gleim, Hagedorn und Lichtwer, 1792

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Beschriftung: unten links signiert und datiert: "D: Chodowiecki sc: 1792". Werkverzeichnis: Engelmann 680. Serie: aus: Kleiner Taschen Calender auf das gemeine Jahr 1795, Bogen. Grösse: 5,1 x 4,5 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: Platte: 15,4 x 27,4 cm Papier: 20,2 x 32,1 cm. Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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