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      Paris: Defer de Maisonneuve, 1793. First Edition with these Illustrations. This edition of Florian's pastoral romance in imitation of Cervantes is one of the grander French books to be printed in colors when the vogue for such productions took hold during the last years of the 18th century. Ours is one of six such books, all printed after 1786, that Ray singles out for praise as "handsome and imposing volumes." A noted painter of both classical and modern subjects, Monsiau (1754-1837) was also an illustrator whose "abundant and interesting work in this line" is underrated, even though it has the merits of being simple, natural, lively, and piquant. (Ray) Monsiau's obscurity, says Ray, may be owing to the fact that he most often worked as a secondary collaborator on major illustrated works; the present book is one of the few he did on his own, and it is among his best. Publisher Defer de Maisonneuve did not develop the technique of stipple engraving on copper plates, but he did perfect the process, which allowed for gradual tonal changes in hues and intensities of color, rather than the "stained glass" effect of separately printed patches of color. The Maggs catalogue states that this work is very rarely found in a full binding, "as it appeared at a troubled time when purchasers refrained from having books bound expensively. Normally copies are found in boards, or, at the best, in half-bindings." Our copy has the engraver's name just visible beneath the plates, so perhaps it does not qualify as "avant la lettre," but it is obviously printed on thick luxury paper and with extremely ample margins. The volume comes from the renowned library of Jean (or Hans) Furstenberg, who wrote several books on 18th-century French book illustration.. 333 x 247 mm (13 x 9 3/4"). 125 pp. First Edition with these Illustrations. Pleasing contemporary black half roan over black paper boards, smooth spine gilt in panels with vase or patera centerpiece. Original (somewhat worn but solid) board slipcase. FOUR FINE STIPPLE-ENGRAVED PLATES by Colibert and Cazenave after Monsiau, PRINTED IN COLORS, original tissue guards. Front pastedown with ex-libris of Jean Furstenberg. Cohen-de Ricci 400; Furstenberg 122; Lewine, p. 188; Maggs 1930 Catalogue of French Illustrated Books 84; Ray, p. 145. Corners a little bumped, a few hardly noticeable blemishes on covers, but the binding not only solid, but with only trivial wear. A breath of foxing here and there, but extremely fresh and clean internally, with vast margins. AN EXTREMELY FINE CONTEMPORARY COPY.This edition of Florian's pastoral romance in imitation of Cervantes is one of the grander French books to be printed in colors when the vogue for such productions took hold during the last years of the 18th century. Ours is one of six such books, all printed after 1786, that Ray singles out for praise as "handsome and imposing volumes." A noted painter of both classical and modern subjects, Monsiau (1754-1837) was also an illustrator whose "abundant and interesting work in this line" is underrated, even though it has the merits of being simple, natural, lively, and piquant. (Ray) Monsiau's obscurity, says Ray, may be owing to the fact that he most often worked as a secondary collaborator on major illustrated works; the present book is one of the few he did on his own, and it is among his best. Publisher Defer de Maisonneuve did not develop the technique of stipple engraving on copper plates, but he did perfect the process, which allowed for gradual tonal changes in hues and intensities of color, rather than the "stained glass" effect of separately printed patches of color. The Maggs catalogue states that this work is very rarely found in a full binding, "as it appeared at a troubled time when purchasers refrained from having books bound expensively. Normally copies are found in boards, or, at the best, in half-bindings." Our copy has the engraver's name just visible beneath the plates, so perhaps it does not qualify as "avant la lettre," but it is obviously printed on thick luxury paper and with extremely ample margins. The volume comes from the renowned library of Jean (or Hans) Furstenberg, who wrote several books on 18th-century French book illustration.

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        A Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits.

      London: Payne, 1793.(). Large 4to. 479 pp plus unnumbered appendix and index. Extra-illustrated with engravings by Geese, Payne, White, Vertue and Gucht. Bookplate of A.N.L. Munby. Full calf, worn.

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        Partially Printed Ledger Sheet for the Connecticut General Assembly 1793

      Near Fine. Large partially printed folio leaf of laid paper. Approximately 7.5" x 12.5". Old folds, slightly irregular margins, near fine. The document consists of six partially printed receipts acknowledging payment from the Treasurer (printed:"Peter Colt", but crossed out with the name "A. Kingsbury" handwritten in) " full of my debenture, for attending the Assembly oin their Session in Oct. 1793." Signed by five Assembly members: Aaron Austin, Seth Spencer, Elisha Bostwick, Angus Nickelson, and Giles Pettibone. The other is left blank but bears the initials "P.C." possibly indicating Peter Colt. Several of the signers served in the Revolutionary War, with Bostwick crossing the Delaware with Washington and participating in the Battle of Trenton.

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        An Enquiry concerning Political Justice, and its Influence on General Virtue and Happiness.

      London: Printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1793 - 2 volumes, quarto (295 x 228 mm, uncut). Original boards, uncut, rebacked with new paper spines, printed paper labels. Preserved in a custom made slipcase. Contemporary ownership inscription to title of volume 1, another to front board of volume 1 partly eroded. Sympathetically rebacked, with new printed paper labels, half-titles removed, front free endpapers refitted; occasional light spotting and the odd stain; a very good copy. With errata and directions to the binder leaf bound in first volume. First edition, in the original boards, of one of the most radical and far-reaching political tracts of the era, by the father of British philosophical radicalism. Published just weeks after the execution of Louis XVI, and written in response to Burke's Reflections, Godwin's tract attacks all restraints on the exercise of individual judgement - in the belief that human opinions will become progressively more enlightened with the growth of knowledge. Among Godwin's targets were established religion and marriage, and he believed that government itself would ultimately become unnecessary. The first edition is famously free from the mediations and compromises that Godwin worked into later editions, and which so vexed Percy Bysshe Shelley, who took this book, in its original form, as his bible. Godwin's Political Justice directly provoked Thomas Malthus to write his Essay on the Principle of Population (1798). Rare thus, uncut and unpressed, in the original boards. Adams, Radical Literature 40; Goldsmiths' 15825; Kress B2529; Printing and the Mind of Man 243; Rothschild 1016;. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      London: John Stockdale, 1793.(). 2 vols. With a life of the author and embellished with seventy plates. With twelve plates engraved by William Blake. GAY. Vol. I. [II.] London: Two octavo volumes. xi, [1, blank], 225; vii, [1, blank], 187, [1, ads] pp. Seventy-one engraved plates, Qtr. Contemporary leather and marbled boards. Spines chipped, marbling peeling off lower corners of covers of both volumes, corners lightly bumped and worn in general, edges a little worn, front hinges of both volumes loose but not falling off yet, mild foxing to endpapers and title page.

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      London: John Stockdale, Picadilly, 1793. Octavo, 2 vol in dark red morocco with gilt decorations and titles on spine, 5 raised bands on spine with gilt escutcheons and titles, date on bottom of spine, gilt edges on text block all around. Vol I, 225pp, Vol II, 187pp plus advertisement at rear dated Feb 2, 1793. Contemporary or very early unsigned binding, hinges and spines repaired, about 1/2"x2" chunk missing from Vol 1 spine(see photos), shelf-wear at edges of boards and slight bumping at corners, otherwise tight and bright. Overall in Very Good to Fine condition; shelved in Case #7; please contact us for shipping costs. Dupont.

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      Philadelphia, 1793. Broadside, 10 x 12 inches. Matted and framed. Minor soiling. Scalloped cut along left margin. Near fine. Document signed by Robert Morris - signer of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution, and the "Financier of the Revolution" - granting four shares in the North American Land Company to Dr. Enoch Edwards. Enoch Edwards, a surgeon by trade, was a leading patriot who served as a member of the June 18, 1776 Provincial Congress, and a signer of the 1790 Pennsylvania Constitution. Robert Morris played a leading role in the financial decisions of the Revolutionary government: he founded the first national bank, sought to fund public debts by means of a national revenue, and used his own funds, when necessary, to finance the Revolution and the fledgling American government. In the late 1780s and the 1790s, Morris speculated extensively in various land deals, becoming fabulously wealthy, then losing everything in 1798, spending two and a half years in debtors prison. The North American Land Company, the most ambitious of his schemes, is the venture that finally brought about Morris' downfall. Counter-signed by Secretary James Marshall, brother of future chief justice John Marshall.

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        Hudibras, a Poem, in Three Cantos

      London: Printed by T. Rickaby, for J. Edwards, 1793. One of 200 copies. Engraved portrait frontispiece in vols. I (by James Ross after Peter Lely in sepia) & II (by Caldwall after Gardener), engraved title-pages with vignettes in vols. I & II and engraved title vignette in vol. III, 12 engraved double-page plates by William Hogarth, 2 engraved plates in sepia by Ross after Dobson, head- and tailpieces throughout, some in sepia, by Ross. [ii], xxxix, [i], 317, [1]; [ii], [319]-678, [2], viii; [ii], 495, [1], xviii, [2] pp. 3 vols. 4to. Contemporary full red straight-grained morocco, covers with gilt border composed of two plain and two dotted fillets, the sides broken with intersecting gouges surrounding small oval tool, spines with 5 double bands, board edges and turn-ins gilt, a.e.g., marbled endpapers, silk ribbon markers. Spines slightly faded, vol. III front joint just starting, occasional light spotting to plates. Armorial bookplate. One of 200 copies. Engraved portrait frontispiece in vols. I (by James Ross after Peter Lely in sepia) & II (by Caldwall after Gardener), engraved title-pages with vignettes in vols. I & II and engraved title vignette in vol. III, 12 engraved double-page plates by William Hogarth, 2 engraved plates in sepia by Ross after Dobson, head- and tailpieces throughout, some in sepia, by Ross. [ii], xxxix, [i], 317, [1]; [ii], [319]-678, [2], viii; [ii], 495, [1], xviii, [2] pp. 3 vols. 4to. A magnificent copy in contemporary red morocco of this deluxe illustrated edition of Butler's mock epic of the English Civil War, edited and with a supplementary volume of notes by the Worcestershire antiquary T.R. Nash. The twelve engraved plates by William Hogarth were originally published in 1725-6. Of this edition, Lowndes comments, "200 copies printed, some with plates in red. An elegant edition, edited by Dr. Nash, the Historian of Worcestershire who has added a variety of interesting notes" Lowndes I, p. 356; Paulson 82-93

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        Autograph letter signed ("S.T. Coleridge") to his brother George, incorporating a 6-stanza poem ["The Rose"]

      Exeter, 1793. 4 pp. pen and ink on a bifolium. Faint creasing, small circular tear at margin, just touching one letter. 4 pp. pen and ink on a bifolium. To his brother George, with a 6-stanza poem "The Rose" An early autograph letter from Coleridge to his older brother George, written while a student at Cambridge. Coleridge was drinking heavily, sinking into debt, and flirting with Jacobin radicalism - but he was also composing much poetry. "The atmosphere was now [in the summer of 1793] subtly different from the scholarly triumph of the previous year: there was much drinking and arguing with Edward [his brother], much flirtation with local girls, and considerably more poetry" (Holmes, I, p. 50). Many of the early lyrics that would contribute to Coleridge's Poems (1796) were written at this time. He also first encountered the poetry of Wordsworth at a reading of "Evening Walk" in Exeter. The present letter, written in a coach en route from Salisbury to Exeter while visiting various family members during his summer break, gives something of the flavor of Coleridge's life at that tumultuous moment "... Monday afternoon Ned [Edward Coleridge], Tatum & myself sat from four till ten drinking - and then arose as cool as three undressed Cucumbers. Edward and I - and - (o! the wonders of this Life) disputed with great coolness & forebearance the whole time - we neither of us were *convinced* - tho' now & then Ned was *convicted* - Tatum Umpire sat, and by decision embroiled the fray ..." The letter includes a 6-stanza poem, which he prefaces: "I present a moss rose to a lady. Dick Hart [George Coleridge's brother-in-law] asked her if she was not afraid to put it in her bosom, as perhaps there might be love in it. I immediately wrote the following little ode or song or what you please to call it. It is of the namby-pamby genus. [The Rose] As late as each flower that sweetest blows I pluck'd, the Garden's pride; Within the petals of a Rose A sleeping Love I spy'd. Around his brows a lucid wreath Of many a mingle hue; And purple glow'd his cheek beneath Inebriate with Dew. I softly seiz'd th'unguarded Power, Nor scared his balmy rest, And plac'd him cag'd within the Flower On Angelina's Breast. But when all reckless of the Guile Awoke the slumberer sweet, He struggled to escape awhile, And stamp'd his angry feet. Ah! soon the soul-entrancing Sight Subdued th'impatient Boy: He gaz'd, he thrill'd with deep delight, Then clapt his Wings for Joy. And - oh! he cried. What charms refin'd. This magic Throne endear! Another Love may Venus find I'll fix my empire here!" The poem sometimes referred by the title "On Presenting a Moss Rose to Miss F Nesbitt." "F Nesbitt" is one Fanny Nesbit of Plymouth, and according to Coleridge's letter of 5 August 1793 to his brother George, she was his "fellow-traveller in the Tiverton diligence from Exeter - I think a very pretty Girl." This was one of several mildly seductive poems that Coleridge wrote in the summer of 1793, perhaps in consolation for his diminished prospects of wooing Mary Evans. Initially addressed to "Angelina" as here, he later adapted the poem for his future wife Sara Fricker. The poem was first printed in the first edition of Coleridge's Poems (1796) as "Effusion XXVII" and again in the second edition (1797) as "The Rose," with line 12 now reading "On spotless SARA'S breast." Before closing the letter, Coleridge adds another small snatch of verse: "An extempore. Ned during the dispute, thinking he had got me down, said, 'Ah sam! You *blush.* Sir answered I - Ten thousand Blushes Flutter around me drest like little Loves, And veil my visage with their crimson wings. "There is no meaning in the Lines - but we both agreed they were very pretty." Griggs records this as only the twenty-ninth letter by Coleridge. He dates the letter to July, though the "JU" postmark indicates it was sent in June, suggesting that Coleridge left Salisbury earlier than previously thought. Griggs, The Letters I, p. 57. Provenance: British Rail Pension Fund (sold Sotheby's London, 27 September 1988, lot 116, £4,400)

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        Edward Bishop Elliott-Horae Apocalypticae -4vols AUTHOR'S COPY w notes-prophecy

      - ELLIOTT, EDWARD BISHOP (1793-1875). Here is an incredible find, and probably takes the award (or at least shares it) with the most historically valuable item on the list. Complete in four volumes, the present offering is Elliott's own copy of the third edition of his Horae Apocalypticae, and is the very set he used to prepare revisions for the fourth edition, which were extensive. There are several letters from other scholars tipped in, and extensive reworking of the text, diagrams altered and new ones prepared in hand, etc. Well-worn, but certainly workable, and VERY important. This four volume set is respected by many as THE seminary scholarly work on eschatology. It defends, according to some anyway, against the preterist system by proving a late date for the writing of the book of Revelation. Elliott also demonstrates the impossibility of the futurist system, and defends the traditional historicism. All the major Reformers and all the major Reformation creeds and confessions adopted the historic position - and it is this position that Elliott so skillfully defends. Included in Horae Apocalypticae you will also find a very useful historical survey of who held which positions concerning eschatology, much history on the Roman empire (and its interaction with Christianity(, how the Reformation, Islam, etc. were prophesied in the Apocalypse, a world chronology according to the Hebrew Scriptures (which would make the Earch 6127 years old), patristic views of prophecy, the beast and his mark (666) revealed, and much more. The Papacy is also shown to be the apocalyptic antichrist, which was a standard position among the Reformers. Elliott also deals with Moses Stuart's Preterism, etc. Concerning Elliott's Horae Apocalypticae H. Gratton Guiness, writes, The "Horae Apocalypticae" of Elliott, which may well be considered as the most important and valuable commentary of the Apocalypse which has ever been written, was also called into existence by Futurist attacks on the Protestant interpretation of prophecy. In his preface to the fifth edition Elliott says: When I first began to give attention to the subject some twenty years ago, it was the increasing prevalence among Christian men in our country of the Futurist system of Apocalyptic interpretation - a system which involved the abandonment of the opinion held by all the chief fathers and doctors of our Church respecting the Roman Popes and Popedom as the great intended anitchristian power of Scripture - prophecy, - that suggested to me the desirableness and indeed the necessity, of a more thoroughly careful investigation of the whole subject than had been made previously. For thereby I trusted that we might see God's mind on the question; all engaged in that controversy being alike agreed as to the fact of its being expressed in this prophecy, rightly understood: and whether indeed in His view Popery was that monstrous evil, and the Reformation a deliverance to our Church and nation as mighty and blessed, as we had been taught from early youth to regard them. Elliott's commentary was practically the work of the lifetime of one of the most learned and laborious expositors of modern times. :ole Gibbon's "History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire," to which it frequently refers, it stands alone it its sphere, as a monumental work of surpassing value. The ten thousand references it contains to ancient and modern work bearing on the subject elucidated greatly enhance its value. We may safely say that during the half century which has elapsed since it publication, no other work on historic lines of interpretations has appeared of equal importance. "Furthermore, in 1878, Charles Haddon Spurgeon wrote the classic reference work Commenting on Commentaries. The 'prince of preachers' surveyed over 1400 commentators on the books of the Bible providing bible students and pastors with a valuable guide for selecting books for their libraries. His comments are often as entertaining as they [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Über Vergnügen und Weltgenuss Das Bewusstseyn eines Lasters raubt der Rose ihren Geruch, der Lilie ihren Glanz und macht selbst ein Eden zu einer schreklichen und erstorbenen Gegend. Young von Originalwerken.

      Halberstadt, In der Buchhandlung der Grossschen Erben, 1793 - XII und 252 Seiten Sehr rares Buch von 1793. Altesgemäss guter Zustand mit wenig beschabtem Einband und goldgeprägtem Rücken sowie grünen Schnitten. Leicht bestossene Einbandecken sowie altersgemäss kaum gebräunte Seiten. Nur drei blauen Unterstreichungen in der Vorrede und eine blasse Namensnotiz auf der Titelseite. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 192 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Vue de Lausanne et de ses environs prise de St. Sulpice.

      1793, 1793 - 40x61 cm, gravure originale au trait coloriée à la main / Orig.- Umrissradierung handkoloriert, 1 Blatt / 1 Feuille (41x61.5 cm). Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        A Genuine Narrative of the Proceedings at Paris

      London - Robert Turner 1793 - A very scarce edition of this historical account of the French Revolution by Mr. Johnson. Title page reads: 'Containg, among other interesting anecdotes, a particular statement of the memorable tenth of August and third of September. To which is annexed the life, trial, and execution of Louis XVI. By Mr. Johnson, who was eye-witness of the whole of the transactions'. Witha frontispiece and one plate. Condition: In a blue paperback binding. Externally, generally smart with some edgewear. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are slightly age-toned but generally clean. Some loss to top of title page. Overall: GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Catholick Christian instructed in the sacrifice, ceremonies and observances of the church by way of Question and Answer

      LONDRA: J. P. Coghlan - Londra, 1793. XIII ED.. Rilegato. DISCRETO. 10,8 17,6. USATO

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        The Country Spectator

      Mozley and Co, Gainsborough, 1793. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Comprised of all 33 parts, originally issued periodically, and dated Tuesday, 9 October, 1792 to Tuesday, 21 May, 1793. Here bound as one in half leather with continuous pagination. The editor was a noted Anglican bishop, who in 1814 became the first Bishop of Calcutta. Loosely inserted is a magazine snippet with some details as to his appointment. Size: 8vo - over 7.75 - 9.75" tall. 266 pp. Hinges beginning to crack and front joint beginning to split but main text block remains firmly bound and board firmly affixed. Spine worn, with loss to top panel. Title piece is loose from spine, but the majority of it is present, loosely inserted. Foxing to front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. C. J. Bird's copy, who was Vicar of Gainsborough. His inscription dated 1843, with ink notes as to the author of each issue and additional notes to text. Marbled edges and end papers. Covers slightly worn. Corners bumped. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: History; England; 18th century; Farming & Rural Life. Inventory No: 22337. .

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        Il pastor fido di Giambattista Guarini

      Impresso co' Tipi Bodoniani, Crisopoli [Parma] 1793 - In-4 imperiale (305x225 mm.), pp. (4), 345, (3). Esemplare in barbe, uno dei 25 impressi su carta sopraffina. Bella legatura ottocentesca in mezza pergamena, titolo in oro si tassello. Ottimo e candido esemplare, proveniente dalla Biblioteca Litta. Bibliografia: Gamba, 557. De Lama, II, p. 91. Brooks, 522. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cartas Marruecas.

      En Madrid, en la Imprenta de Sancha, 1793. - in-8. 5ff. 3-224pp. Pleine basane racinée, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge (menus défauts). Edition Originale de cet ouvrage célèbre, qui fit l’objet de fréquentes réimpressions jusqu’à nos jours. Il s’agit du premier livre espagnol écrit sur le modèles des "Lettres Persanes" de Montesquieu, évoquant les ridicules de la société espagnole de l’époque à travers les lettres d’un marocain visitant la péninsule. On y trouve notamment des considérations sur l’Amérique, sur Hernan Cortes, sur la variété des provinces composant l’Espagne, sur la langue castillane, sur les "Corridas de Toros", etc. José Cadalso (1741-1782) avait été élevé à Paris et il voyagea en Allemagne, Angleterre, Italie avant de suivre la carrière des armes en Espagne. Il périt d'un éclat d'obus pendant le siège de Gibraltar. Quelques feuillets brunis. Passages soulignés et annotations au crayon. Très bon exemplaire.

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        Travels in India, during the Years 1780, 1781, 1782, & 1783.

      London: Printed for the Author, and sold by J. Edwards, , 1793. Quarto (283 x 223 mm). Mid-19th century blue half calf, sometime rebacked to style, decorative gilt spine, marbled sides, red speckled edges, bisque coated endpapers. Large folding engraved map of part of Bengal and Bihar, 14 engraved plates (9 of them views) by Medland, Byrne, Angus and others after Hodges. Spine and corners expertly refurbsihed. Small tear at fold of map, scattered foxing to plates, neat repair to closed-tear in blank margin of one plate (A View of Bidjegur). A very good, well-margined copy. First edition, possibly a fine paper copy (as noted by Lowndes). Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on a preliminary blank: "From the Author to his friend Col[onel] Justly Hill"; and with the armorial bookplate of Justly Pearson (1816-1906), grandson of the above, whose pencilled note below the inscription mentions "Cheyt Singh … whose sword was brought home by Col. Hill". Chait (or Chet) Singh was the raja of Benares and an important figure in the impeachment of Warren Hastings: "the dunning (or demands for money) of Raja Chait Singh of Varanasi and his deposition in 1781" (Ency. Brit. online) played a significant part in Hastings's downfall. Justly Hill (1749-1802) joined the Royal Artillery as a cadet in 1763; by 1771 he had transferred to the Bengal Artillery and was commanding the newly-raised Golandaz Company; he took part in the campaign against Chait Singh in 1781 and was present at the reduction of the forts at Pateta and Bijigarh (see V.C.P. Hodson, List of the Officers of the Bengal Army 1758-1834, Part II, pp. 451-52). He is mentioned by Archer and Lightbown in their note on Hodges's painting "The Hill Fort of Pateta": "Pateta was one of the three forts in the hills south of Benares in which Raja Chet Singh held out against Warren Hastings in 1781. After its capture in September, Hodges visited the spot and made this oil painting for Warren Hastings. Another version, very similar to the present picture, was made for a gunner, Colonel Justly Hill, who had been present at the engagement" (India Observed: India as viewed by British Artists 1760-1860, V&A 1982, p. 35). According to the pencilled note, Hill had commissioned a number of paintings of the forts involved in Chait Singh's uprising; the plate at p. 86 shows the hilltop fortress of Bijigarh, which was also stormed and taken, and at which Hill "shared in the Bijigarh prize" (Francis W. Stubbs, History of the Bengal Artillery, Volume I p. 70) - The Spectator, reviewing Stubbs's History, noted that "sometimes an artillery officer would come in for a good thing, as at the capture of the fort of Bijigarh, belonging to Chet Singh... where the captain of artillery present [Justly Hill] got, as his share of the prize-money, more than twenty thousand rupees" and, presumably, as alluded to in the holograph note, Chait Singh's sword. "The first professional landscape artist to visit India and please such tastes [for the picturesque and the sublime] was William Hodges (1744-1797). He went with a highly individual vision and style of painting which had been formed while he was official artist on Captain Cook's second voyage to the Pacific between 1772 and 1775. Hodges had served his apprenticeship with Richard Wilson and had learnt to paint landscapes in the classical tradition, producing calm wooded scenes lit by a soft glow, the foreground peopled with classical figures. With Captain Cook Hodges was suddenly jerked into observing nature in a completely different way... [His] first year in India was disappointing. Hodges' health was poor and the Second Mysore War (1780-84) against Haidar Ali was in progress. This made it impossible for him to explore the countryside of South India freely and he was confined to Madras and its immediate environs. On moving to Calcutta in February 1781, however, he was to travel far more widely through the generosity and patronage of the Governor-General, Warren Hastings, a man of broad culture. During 1781 Hodges made two tours up-country with him during which he saw the ruins of many Muslim palaces, tombs and mosques. The next year he found a patron in Augustus Cleveland, a liberal administrator stationed at Bhagalpur in Bihar. Touring with him Hodges saw a very different India - the forested tracts inhabited by an aboriginal people, the Paharias. During 1783 he made a long expedition up-country to join Major Brown who was heading a diplomatic embassy to the Mughal Emperor. Hodges was now able to see the great Mughal monuments at Agra and Sikandra. He returned through Central India to Calcutta via Lucknow and left India in November 1783" (Archer & Lightbown, pp. 8-9). Presentation copies are decidedly uncommon.

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        Ueber Bibliographie und Bibliophilie

      Woodcut vignette on title. 30 pp. Large 4to, attractive antique calf-backed marbled boards, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Leipzig: J.G.I. Breitkopf, 1793.First edition. Breitkopf (1719-94), was an eminent printer, typefounder, and bookseller at Leipzig. This work is mainly concerned with the early history of printing and the design of printing types. It also contains an interesting discussion of the disease known as bibliomania.Fine copy.❧ Petzholdt, p. 7-"not uninteresting.".

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        Voyage en Guinée et dans les îles Caraïbes en Amérique. Tirés de sa correspondance avec ses amis. Traduits de l'Allemand.

      - Paris, Maradan, 1793 (première trad.en francais). viii,343,48 (= tables: Observations météorologiques 1783-85; et Index) pp. Avec frontisp. et 1 fig.dépliante. Basane marbrée, dos doré. (cuir un peu usé, dos lég.endomm.; avec marque du libraire Bergeret a Bordeaux sur feuille de garde; manque un petit coin de p. 199; quelques rousseurs) E.Gobel, The Danish Slave Trade and Its Abolition, p. 67: Influential abolitionist book. 'Isert had spent several years as a doctor in the Danish forts and lodges on the Gold Coast. [.] After his return to Copenhagen Isert wrote his book [.] which is highly critical towards both the slave trade and the brutal slavery of the plantations. [.]. Isert's descriptions of African societies, of the Europeans in Africa, and of slavery and the slave trade were authentic and detailed. He called the slave trade an "unnatural and unjust traffic.".' Dansk Biografisk Leksikon: [.] 'vigtigste og mest originale danske bidrag til antislaveri-litteraturen [.] Bogen der udkom i en ændret tysk udgave 1790 er oversat til og udgivet på dansk 1790 [.], hollandsk 1791 og 1797, fransk 1793 og svensk 1795. I indledningen fortæller Paul Isert at det var naturhistorien der lokkede ham til Afrika. Samtidig understreger han det etnografiske sigte med bogen: det bør være forfatternes pligt at beskrive vilde nationers sæder og skikke, sålænge de endnu eksisterer.'

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        Il mentore perfetto de' negozianti, ovvero guida sicura de' medesimi, ed istruzione, per rendere ad essi piu agevoli, e meno incerte le loro speculazioni, trattato utilissimo: diviso in cinque tomi.Trieste, nella stamperia di Giovanni Tommaso Hoechenberger [poi Wage, Fleis e Comp.] , 1793-97.

      Trieste, nella stamperia di Giovanni Tommaso Hoechenberger [poi Wage, Fleis e Comp.] 1793-97 - Cinque volumi di cm. 29,5, pp. xvi, 490; (2) viii, 508; vi, 490; (6) 498; 592. Con due grandi testatine incise in rame raff. Trieste e Ferdinando II. Legatura del tempo in mezza pelle con punte, titoli in oro su doppio tass. e filetti al dorso; carta marm. ai piatti. Antica firma di possesso, timbretto di biblioteca privata alla sguardia. Ottimo restauro limitato alla parte bassa di tre dorsi, trascurabile segno di tarlo al margine interno delle primissime carte dell'opera; qualche sporadica fioritura. Nel complesso bellissimo esemplare. Importante e monumentale guida alle principali piazza commerciali del mondo: profili storici, informazioni commerciali, cambi, trasporti, unità di misura, banche, dazi. Numerose le fonti giuridiche (in prevalenza regolamenti) riportate integralmente. Rara edizione originale. Edizioni giuridiche antiche in lingua italiana, II,3, p. 1250; Riccardi, II, 153; Iccu. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Collection of the Statutes Relating to the Post Office

      London: Printed by Charles Eyre and Andrew Strahan [etc.], 1793. Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, a very good clean copy; no copy in North America in ESTC The rare, last 18th century edition of the legislation for Great Britain's postal system, beginning with 9 Anne c10, "the great charter of the post office", reproduced with 39 others, complemented by an historical abstract dating to 13 & 14 Car II

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        Empfindsame Reise nach Schilda. 191 S. Mit gestoch. Frontispiz, gestoch. Titel und 4 großen Textkupfern. Schlichter Halbldederbd d. Z.

      Leipzig, Wilhelm Heinsius, 1793. - Erste Ausgabe des geistreichen Frühwerks. "Satire auf politische und gesellschaftliche Verhältnisse. Aktualisierung von Episoden aus dem Lalebuch, damit Anknüpfung an einen ähnlichen Versuch von Johann Gottlob Schulz: Die neuen Schildbürger oder Lalenbuch in den Tagen der Aufklärung . Nürnberg 1791" (Kawa). Die hübschen Kupfer sind von Dornheim nach Schubert gestochen. Rebmann (1768-1824) gilt neben Forster als einer der bedeutendsten deutschen Jakobiner. Seine Entwicklung vom aufgeklärten Publizisten über den reformerisch gesinnten Satiriker bis zum Volkstribun zeigt exemplarisch die Situation der deutschen Intelligenz im letzten Jahrzehnt des 18. Jahrhunderts. Nach seiner Promotion war er ab 1789 als Prokurator in Erlangen tätig. Als Verfechter der Prinzipien der Französischen Revolution wie der Menschenrechte entlassen, wandte er sich der Publizistik zu und war nach 1792 wiederholt zur Flucht gezwungen, Redakteur und Herausgeber verschiedener politischer Zeitschriften (u. a. 'Das neue graue Ungeheuer') in Dresden, Erfurt, Altona und Paris. Nach der Annexion des Rheinlandes durch Frankreich wurde Rebmann 1797 Richter am Kriminalgericht zu Mainz, wo er 1803 den Prozess gegen die berüchtigten Räuber Johannes Bückler (Schinderhannes) und Damian Hessel führte. Im Jahre 1810 wurde er Präsident des kaiserlichen Gerichtshofs zu Trier. Nach dem Sturz Napoleons wurde er in den Justizdienst Pfalzbayerns übernommen und war zuletzt Oberpräsident des Appellationsgerichtshofs in Zweibrücken. Neben Walter Grab und Kawa haben sich bisher nur Wadle und Sauder (Schriften der Siebenpfeiffer-Stiftung, Band 4) ausführlicher mit Rebmann und seinem Werk beschäftigt. – Anfangs etwas fingerfleckig. Sehr breitrandiges, unbeschnittenes Exemplar. – Goed. V 547, 6, 3. Kawa 8. Hayn/G. VI 404. Rümann 905. Wolfstieg 41579. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Essay on the Nature and Constitution of Man; comprehending an Answer to the Following Question, proposed by a Learned Society: "Are there any satisfactory proofs of the Immateriality of the Soul? If such proofs exist, what conclusions are to be formed from them with respect to the Soul's duration, sensation, and employment, in its state of separation from the Body ?"

      - London: Printed and Sold by James Phillips, George Yard, Lombard-Street, M,DCC,XCIII [1793]. 8vo., (lacking half title), xv, 79 pp. Half cream and half marbled paper boards, blue speckled edges, some minor foxing to edges and endpapers; very good copy. First Edition. Little known Romantic Era author Robert Sims, similar to contemporaries such as William Blake, was interested in the nature of the human soul. He attempts a scientific inquiry into the observable existence of the soul by means of the senses, and defends the souls immortality. Sim's philosophy finds commonality in all religions when it comes to the soul of man, expressing radical viewpoints for the period. ESTC T109873 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Della libertà e della eguaglianza degli uomini, e dei cittadini. Colle considerazioni sopra alcuni nuovi dommi politici ed appendice.Traduzione italiana dalla prima edizione.Vienna, presso Ignazio Alberti, 1793.

      Vienna, presso Ignazio Alberti 1793 - Cm. 24, pp. (12) 445 (7). Bella legatura coeva in piena pelle con titoli su tassello e ricchi fregi in oro al dorso; piatti inquadrati a duplice cornice dorata. Dentelles, tagli dorati, segnalibro in seta verde. Sottile fenditura al piatto anteriore e minime mende al dorso, qualche trascurabile fioritura, peraltro esemplare ben conservato e stampato su carta forte. Sebastiano d'Ayala (1744-1817), gesuita di Castrogiovanni, fu diplomatico a Vienna e sovente menzionato come biografo e curatore delle opere di Metastasio, del quale peraltro fu amico. L'opera è un interessantissimo saggio sui principi scaturiti dalla Rivoluzione francese: diritti naturali, libertà costituzionale, civile e sociale ed infine le diverse tipologie di eguaglianza. L'Autore fu influenzato dal pensiero politico di Montesquieu e dalle idee controrivoluzionarie di Edmund Burke. Rarissima prima traduzione italiana (curata dall'amico Francesco Ruspoli) impressa dopo la prima in francese edita sempre a Vienna nel 1792. Seguirono, sempre nel 1793, le edizioni di Torino e le due senza dati tipografici, più comuni e di formato più piccolo. Cfr. Iccu; Edizioni giuridiche antiche in lingua italiana, II, 3, p. 1174; Melzi II, 127. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Neuestes Manifest der Frankenrepublik an alle Völker der Welt;

      ohne, ohne - oder Bericht des öffentlichen Wohlfahrtsausschusses über die gegenwärtige Lage und Verhältnisse Frankreichs gegen ganz Europa, hauptsächlich gegen die Schweizerkantone und die vereinigten Staaten von Amerika; nebst einer Enthüllung des tiefsten Planes des englischen Cabinets. Vom Bürger Robertspierre (!). Das wichtigste Aktenstück zur Geschichte unserer Zeit. Auf Verordnung des Nationalconvents. (Dessau oder Thorn, Vollmer 1793/1794). 2 Bl., 44 S. Marm. Pbd. (Tls. best.).  Vgl. Monglond II, Sp. 837. Saricks 4632 und Martin/Walter IV, S. 187. Weller 161. Fromm V, 22110 (hier 43 S.). H. Voegt. R. Reden im Spiegel der Publizistik Georg Friedrich Rebmanns. In: Maximilien Robespierre 1758-1794. Beiträge zu seinem 200. Geburtstag. Hrsg. von W. Markov. Berlin 1958. S. 505 ff. - "Sehr seltene deutsche Ausgabe von Robespierres bedeutender Rede zur Außen- und Kriegspolitik: "Rapport sur la situation politique de la République" vom 18. November 1793. - Der Druck ist entweder zur Jahreswende oder Anfang 1794 erschienen; Hier die sehr seltene Druckvariante mit 2 Bl., 44 Seiten. Schon am 28. Februar 1794 wurde die Schrift in Preußen verboten. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Diccionario Geografico Universal que comprehende la descripción de las quatro partes del mundo; y de las naciones, imperios, reynos, repúblicas, y otros estados, provincias, territorios, ciudades, villas y lugares memorables, lagos, rios, desiertos, montañas, volcanes, mares, puertos, golfos, islas, peninsulas, istmos, bancos, cabos, &c. que se encuentran en el Globo Terráqüeo. Quinta edición, corregida y enmendada por

      - .- .- .- M.- Oficina de la Vda. e Hijo de D. Pedro Marin.- .- 1793.- 4º.- I: VIII-474 pp. -II: 2 hojas, 424 pp. -III: 2 hojas, 400 pp.- .- .- Pasta española.- Roce en punta, buen estado.- Texto a dos columnasATENCIÓN: EN EL PAGO CONTRA REEMBOLSO EL PRECIO DEL ENVÍO SE INCREMENTARÁ EN 3.00 EUROS

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        Recueil Des Proces-Verbaux De l'Assemblee Nationale De Geneve, Depuis l'Ouverture De Ses Seances, Le 25 Fevrier 1793, l'An 2me, De l'Egalite (3 Volume Set)

      Chez Pellet, Imprimeur De La Republique, Geneva, Switzerland 1793 - Geneva, Switzerland: Chez Pellet, Imprimeur De La Republique. 1793. F First Edition. H 3/4 Leather. Very Good -. Slight wear to extremities (chiefly rubbing and bumping to edges and corners); slight rubbing and browning to covers (chiefly to edges); ex- library markings (chiefly stamps to title pages); few previous owner's pencil markings and/or annotations; slight internal browning and/or foxing (chiefy to edges and preliminaries). [ca. 400] pages per volume. Text in French. Title on spines: Proces Verb. de l'Assembl. Nationale. Summary of the assembly's transactions, at meetings from January 8, 1793 to April 12, 1794 (first 2 volumes dated 1793; last dated 1794). Not located in BMC. 3 volumes complete; uniformly bound in 3/4 tan calf over light brown boards, flecked black, gilt-ruled spines with gilt-stamped and decorated brown and black morocco spine labels, plain endpapers, top edges stained brown, all edges trimmed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Handbuch des natürlichen Pflanzensystems nach allen seinen Classen, Ordnungen und Familien, nebst naturgemäßer Gruppierung der Gattungen, oder Stamm und Verzweigung des Gewächsreiches, enthaltend eine vollständige Charakteristik und Ausführung der natürlichen Verwandtschaften der Pflanzen in ihrer Richtung aus der Metamorphose und geognostischen Verbreitung, wie die fortgebildete Zeit deren Anschauung fordert, von Dr. H. G. Ludwig Reichenbach.

      X, 346 Seiten. 25x 17,5 cm, zeitgenösscier mittelbrauner Halblederband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel auf Rückenschild, Deckel mit Kleisterpapier bezogen. Durch Register erschlossen. "Heinrich Gottlieb Ludwig Reichenbach (* 8. Januar 1793 in Leipzig 17. März 1879 in Dresden) war ein deutscher Naturwissenschaftler, Zoologe und Botaniker. Sein Name wird in wissenschaftlicher Literatur mit Rchb. abgekürzt. . . Reichenbach studierte ab 1810 Medizin und Naturwissenschaften an der Universität Leipzig, wo er 1815 zum Dr. phil. und 1817 zum Dr. med. promoviert wurde. Er habilitierte sich 1818 und wurde im selben Jahr außerordentlicher Professor, 1820 Ordinarius für Naturgeschichte an der Chirurgisch-medizinischen Akademie in Dresden. Reichenbach war dort bis zu deren Auflösung 1862 tätig. Er war zugleich Direktor der Naturhistorischen Sammlungen am Zwinger. Außerdem leitete er den von ihm selbst begründeten Botanischen Garten von Dresden bis zu seinem Tode. Auch war Reichenbach 1818 einer der Mitbegründer der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft zu Leipzig. Im Jahr 1820 wurde er zum Mitglied der Leopoldina gewählt. Reichenbach machte sich sowohl um die Flora als auch die Fauna Deutschlands in einer Reihe von Werken verdient. Er strebte ein natürliches System der Arten an. Im Jahr 1826 gründete er die Sächsische Gesellschaft für Botanik und Gartenbau Flora zu Dresden, in der er bis 1843 als Vorstand fungierte. " (Wikipedia) * * * Einband nur gering berieben, Rückentitelvergoldung weitgehend abgeblättert, Titel mit Inventarnummer versehen, sechs ovale Bibliotheksstempel auf fliegendem Vorsatz und im Text, Vorsätze sowie erste und letzte Seiten etwas gelbfleckig, sonst gut erhaltenes Exemplar.

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        Premier registre des ordonnances au porteur, signées par le Roi [Avec :] Second [- Troisième] registre des dépenses secrètes de la Cour, connu sous le nom de Livre rouge, apporté par des députés des corps administratifs de Versailles, le 28 février 1793, l'an deuxième de la République, déposé aux Archives, et imprimé par ordre de la Convention Nationale.

      Paris, Imprimerie Nationale 1793 - 3 parties en un vol. in-8, 6-190-170-63 pp., demi-chagrin cerise, dos à nerfs orné de doubles caissons à froid, double filet à froid sur les plats, tête dorée (rel. du XIXe s.). Coupes frottées, mais bon exemplaire. En raison tout simplement de la couleur de sa reliure, on appelle ainsi le très officiel Registre des ordonnances au porteur de 1773 à 1788. Notre exemplaire regroupe les trois parties publiées du second "livre rouge", en fait un registre des dépenses réservées et pensions accordées par la Cour, qui avait déjà été communiqué à Necker et au comité des Pensions de la Constituante, pour la partie concernant le règne de Louis XVI, et fait l'objet d'une publication en avril 1790 (le premier "Livre rouge", d'ailleurs plus complexe dans sa répartition). En-dehors de l'aspect de communication inhérent à ce genre d'exercice, et dont l'opinion sans-culotte usa et abusa, il n'y avait au demeurant rien de très exceptionnel dans cette liste. Martin & Walter, Anonymes, 14313. Exemplaire de J. A. Boulain, avec vignette ex-libris contrecollée sur les premières gardes.

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        Catechismo dell'Uomo e del Cittadino

      Presso Onofrio Zambraia, NAPOLI 1793 - ITALIANO Tomo II, volume in 12imo rilegato in pergamena muta sul piatto, titoli in tassello sul dorso ma poco visibili, macchie su coperta e piccole viziature ai margini, 2 illustrazioni a piena pagina nell'anteporta con indicazione circa l'incisore, le pagine si presentano strappate ai bordi, frontespizio completo di notizie sia sull' opera che sull'autore, a chiudere la prefazione piccolo finalino zoomorfo, delicata capolettera in piccola cornice fiorita, nelle pagine macchie ed aloni, testo su colonna, fascicoli segnati in alfabeto, in chiusura ulteriore finalino stilizzato a carattere fiorito

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        Lehrbegriff der Wundarzneykunst, 3.Theil: Kopfband.

      Zweite vermehrte Auflage. - Leipzig, in der Weidmannschen Buchhandlung, 1793, 8, VIII, 644 pp., mit 14 gefalt. Kupfertafeln (200 x 365 mm) mit 187 Figuren, Halbpergamenteinband der Zeit frisches Exemplar. Chirurgie vor 200 Jahren - Der seltene Kopf-Band, welcher den dritten und vierten Band des Originals in sich faßt, enthält die grundlegende Kapiteln zur Neurochirurgie, Augenheilkunde, Zahnheilkunde und Otologie:Von den Krankheiten des Gehirns, welche Folgen äußerlicher Verletzung sind (pp.1-143) Von den Augenkrankheiten (pp.144-417) Von den Krankheiten der Nase und des Schlundes (pp.457-508) Von den Krankheiten der Lippen (pp.509-527) Von den Krankheiten des Mundes (pp.528-617) Von den Krankheiten der Ohren und an selbigen vorfallenden Operationen (pp.618-629) Vom schiefen Halse (pp.630-632) Von den Krankheiten der Brustwarzen (pp.633-634) Von den künstlichen Geschwüren (pp.635-639) Von der Eimimpfung der Blattern (pp.640-643).Das "System of Surgery" wurde das "beliebteste Handbuch seiner Zeit" (Hirsch), weil es die Anschauungen von Benjamin Bell (1749-1806) über die Chirurgie in klarer und verständlicher Weise wiedergibt. Es wurde ebenfalls ins Französische, Italienische und Spanische übersetzt. Die Klarheit und Genauigkeit, mit denen der Text geschrieben wurde, lieferten ein Musterbeispiel für die chirurgischen Arbeiten des späten 18. Jahrhunderts. Chir. Bibl. 9, pp.295-352.

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        Mémoire sur la Noix de Galle. Contenant son analyse, celle de l'Acide Gallique, ainsi qu'un examen particulier du précipité que ces deux substances produisent lorsqu'on les mêle avec le Sulfate de fer. Lu à l'Académie des Sciences de Paris en Mars 1793.

      S.l.n.d. (Paris, 1793). - in-4. 28pp. Broche, dans un étui en cartonnage moderne genre ancien. Edition Originale des expériences réalisées par le chimiste français Nicolas Deyeux sur la noix de galle et l'acide gallique découvert par Scheele en 1785. Ces expériences permirent à Deyeux d'obtenir un principe actif dont il donne la description et certaines propriétés. Connu aujourd'hui sous le nom d'acide tannique (ou acide gallotannique, ou encore simplement tanin) il est utilisé en teinture, en photographie, en médecine. Sa formule chimique précise fut établie en 1871 par Schiff. "Tannic acid may be obtained from nutgalls ( ). It was distinguished as an individual compound by Deyeux in 1793" (King's American Dispensatory). Nicolas Deyeux (1758-1837) chimiste et pharmacien était membre de l'Académie des Sciences. Il publia plusieurs ouvrages, certains en collaboration avec Parmentier. Lavoisier se pencha sur ses travaux et fit notamment un rapport sur un de ses mémoires relatif à la dissolution de l'or dans l'acide nitreux. Il fut professeur de chimie, de pharmacie et premier pharmacien de Napoléon Ier. Rarissime tiré-à-part, à pagination séparée, du Journal de Physique (juin 1793). Exemplaire à toutes marges, non coupé, préservé dans un étui en cartonnage moderne. Première page empoussiérée, tache angulaire, des rousseurs. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Empfindsame Reise nach Schilda.

      Leipzig, Heinsius 1793. - 8°, Gest. Frontisp. v. Dornheim nach Schubert, Tit., 192 SS. mit 4 Kupf, Ganzleder. im Stil d. Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung u. Rückentitel, Kaum fleckiges, frisches, breitrandiges Expl. Kanten etwas beschabt, Goed. V, 547, 6; Hayn/G. VI, 404 u. III, 570; Rümann 905; Wolfstieg 41579. - Erste Ausgabe des zeitkritischen satirischen Werkes, originell u. witzig wie die meisten Bücher des aufrührerischen Juristen. Reizend auch die ironischen bildlichen Darstellungen des empfindsamen u. des satirischen Reisenden, des Reisenden für Länder- u. Völkerkunde u. schließlich des Reisenden nach Schilda, [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Switzerland. Illustrated in a Series of Views Taken Expressly for this Work. (2 Bde. in einem Bd., compl.).

      4,Fronti., IV, , 188 S., 57 Stahlstiche Fronti., 3 Bl., 152 S., 49 Stahlstiche, OLdr. goldgeprägt, Rundumgoldschnitt, Etwas berieben, Aussengelenk stärker. Inn min. fingerfleckig - gutes Exemplar. Text engl. - William Beattie (1793-1875) studierte Medizin, praktizierte an verschiedenen Orten. Reiste unter anderem mit dem Duke of Clarence mehrmals aufs europäische Festland und schrieb zahlreiche detailreich illustrierte Reiseberichte.

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        Codicille de Jérome Sharp, professeur de physique amusante, pour servir de troisième suite à La magie blanche dévoilée par M. Decremps

      - Chez J. F. Desoer, à Paris 1793, In-8 (14x22cm), broché. - Seconda edizione, rara. 5 testi sulla magia apparvero tra il 1784 e il 1789: la magia bianca svelato; Supplemento ha svelato magia bianca; Codicillo Jerome Sharp; Le piccole avventure di Jérôme Sharp. I 5 volumi hanno registrato una riedizione tra il 1792 e il 1793 a Desoer, è molto raro trovare insieme. Un frontespizio medaglione ritratto e 64 figure nel testo-dettagli in legno trucchi di magia. Opuscolo pubblicato con carta grigia. Titolo Etichetta. Torna in gran parte mancante, idem per il tag title. a partire galleria margine fino p. 14. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition, rare. 5 textes sur la magie parurent entre 1784 et 1789 : La magie blanche dévoilée ; Supplément à a magie blanche dévoilée ; Codicille de Jérome Sharp ; Les petites aventures de Jérôme Sharp. Les 5 volumes connurent une réédition entre 1792 et 1793 chez Desoer, il est fort rare de les trouver réunis. Un portrait en médaillon au frontispice et 64 figures in-texte sur bois détaillant les tours de magie. Brochure de parution, sous papier gris. Etiquette de titre. Dos en grande partie manquant, idem pour l'étiquette de titre. Galerie de vers en marge basse jusque la p. 14. Decremps n'était pas lui-même prestidigitateur ni magicien mais son oeuvre écrite est un grand classique de la magie. C'est après avoir assisté aux séances et spectacles de Pinetti, qui se présentait comme physicien, qu'il choisit de dévoiler tous ses tours après que ce dernier lui eut adressé un défi. Les deux hommes n'eurent de cesse de se combattre et les ouvrages de Decremps firient pas assurer la ruine de Pinetti. Decremps assurait vouloir dénoncer tous les charlatans et en donne témoignage dans son avant-propos, bien qu'il ne cite pas Pinetti par son nom. L'ouvrage contient nombre de tours curieux, notamment de télépathie et de divination dont certains emploient les mathématiques  (Enfoncer un couteau dans la tête du coq sans le tuer, tours avec des gobelets, nouveau secret pour faire des jeux de mots, deviner en apparence la pensée d'autrui, Palingénésie ou l'art de faire revivre les morts...). NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.  

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        SEIKEI ZUSETSU: ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF AGRICULTURE. [Woodblock-Printed & Illustrate

      - Osaka 1793, Hanfu Shorin. Stitched yellow stiff wrs.,30 vol. set, 19.7 x 26.5 cm.,title slips,2 indigo-blue folding cloth Chitsu folding cases, bone clasps, clean covers a few dusty, contents very clean & bright, complete set. FIRST EDITION This superb and copious work was initiated in Kansei 5 [1793] by order of Shimazu Shigehide [1745-1833], the Daimyo of Satsuma, i.e. the Feudal Lord [Tycoon]. This area is now called Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyushu. The work was edited by Soh, Han, [aka: by his "studio" or "go" name: Soh Senshun 1758-1834]. . Lord of Shimazu ordered a comprehensive illustrated encyclopedic treatise on agriculture and agricultural botany. The work had an ambitious task, to list every known plant in Japan, with drawings of a large number of examples. Though the original plan was to make this work in 100 volumes, due to fire and other catastrophes, it only went to 30 volumes in all. * EDITORS: The work was edited by Soh Senshun [So Han] & Shirao Kokuchu. *** DISASTER DURING THE COMPLIATION OF THIS WORK: This work was to be the greatest work of botany every published, but was interrupted twice by fire. never progressed beyond the 30 volumes. The work suffered two fires in 1806, and again in 1829. These fires destroyed a great number of the book's woodcut blocks, along with a large number of printed pages stored in a warehouse which burned to the ground. It dealt with agricultural botany, and a few wild food plants. *** THE INCLUSION OF SOME FOREIGN GRAINS & CORN: The work is nicely described & illustrated in Bartlett [see below] as exhibit 33. Figure 29 shows four pages from this work. It also included a bizarre and unusual form of American Indian Maize [i.e. corn] from the new world, known in Japan as Mamekibi. It also shows two other foreign grains: Tobiki or T'ang millet, and Namban millet from the land of the Portuguese or "Southern Barbarians." Also Koma-kibi a Korean millet from the old name Koma for Korea. . The corn was fried in a pan to make "pop-corn" an early record of this kind of usage and food. It may even predate the American usage of corn. *** The contents also deals with the agricultural ceremonies and festivals, planting and tending crops, surveying, irrigation, flood control, farm implements, verities of rice ad various agricultural products. . This famous, stunning and copious work remains one of the most important botanicals ever done in Japan, and is considered one of the most comprehensive and reliable works ever done on the subject in Japan. *** EDITION: This is the FIRST & ONLY EDITION OF THE BOOK. This work was not reprinted nor issued serially, but issued as a set of 30 volumes complete in its one and only edition. *** CONDITION: The set is uniformly bound in stiff yellow stitched wrappers. The first volume covers are dusty front & back; vol.2 & 11 have some stains on the front covers, back covers clean. Vol.8 a bit of stain & spots to lower front cover, back cover clean. Else all other volumes are exceptionally clean both front and back converse as well as bright and clean contents, no worming or other issues. By and large a very nice set ! *** ALTERNATE PUBLISHERS: These are the alternate publishers: So-ya Kyubei and Iyo-ya Zenbei in Osaka. *** REFERENCE: KERLEN, H. CATALOGUE OF PRE-MEIJI JAPANESE BOOKS & MAPS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS IN THE NETHERLANDS, p.588-589, #1426 * BARTLETT, Harley H. JAPANESE BOTANY DURING THE PERIOD OF WOOD-BLOCK PRINTING, p.149, exhibit no.33, illustrated on a full page as figure 29. * This work cited: BIBLIOGRAPHY AND NATURAL HISTORY: Essays presented at a conference convened in June 1964, Lawrence, Kansas A speech delivered by U.C.L.A. Prof. Richard C. Rudolph: ILLUSTRATED BOTANICAL WORKS IN CHINA & JAPAN, Feb.1, 1967 used this among several others to illustrated his speech, two photos [illus08.jpg] are scanned and posted to our website, along with many others from this book. Both of these photos were taken from Bartlett p.150, figure 29. * KSM (Nogyo) hakubu

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        Von der physischen, moralischen und bürgerlichen Ungleichheit der Menschen.

      Vienna: Rudolph Gräffer und Compagnie,, 1793. Eine Abhandlung über die Schrift des Rousseau: Sur l'origine et les fondements de l'inegalité parmi les hommes. Octavo (201 x 128 mm). Recent speckled brown paper boards, red paper label to spine lettered in gilt, spine ruled in gilt. Engraved head- and tailpieces. A few pen and pencil annotations to contents. Spine ends and corners lightly rubbed, contents evenly tanned with some light dampstain, a few small tears to lower edge of sig. F1, a very good copy. First edition in German of the Italian economist and politician's treatise on Rousseau's Discourse on Inequality, first published in Padua the previous year. At the age of 24, Carli (1720-1795) became the newly established professor of astronomy and navigation at the University of Padua. After the publication of several works on history and economics, he was successively appointed head of the council of public economy, privy councillor, and president of the new council of finances by Leopold of Tuscany.

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        Voyages de MPS Pallas en différentes provinces de l'Empire de Russie, et dans l'Asie septentrionale [et atlas].

      Lagrange, 1788, 1793. 5 volumes in-4, et 1 atlas in-folio, plein veau marbré et glacé, dos à nerfs (lisse pour l'atlas), caissons orné, roulettes et dentelles en encadrement sur les plats, double filet en coupes, pièce de titre et de tomaison de basane blonde et verte, XXXII- 773- (3)- 550- (2)- 491- (1)- 722- (2)- 559- (1) pp. Atlas de 108 planches, dont 8 cartes repliées, dont la grande carte de l'Empire) et 100 planches de costumes, de vues, d'animaux et de botanique (77) certaines repliées. Dos lég. passés, un plat giffé. Mors fendillés en pied pour l'atlas. Bel exemplaire frais, agréablement relié à l'époque, de la bibliothèque du baron de Nervo Professeur à l'Académie royale des sciences de Saint-Pétersbourg, Pallas conduisit une expédition en Sibérie entre 1769 et 1774 pour y collecter des spécimens d'histoire naturelle. Il explora le fleuve Amour, la mer Caspienne, les monts Oural et d'Altaï, et finit par atteindre l'extrémité orientale du lac Baïkal, rapportant une multitude d'observations : nouvelles espèces animales et botaniques, géologie et minéraux, agriculture, chasse et pêche, populations et coutumes locales, etc. Le dernier volume comporte des notes et additions tirées des journaux de voyage des compagnons de voyage de Pallas. Edition la plus complète d'un des ouvrages les plus important sur la Russie.

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        A narrative of the sufferings of James Bristow, belonging to the Bengal Artilley [sic], during ten years captivity with Hyder Ally and Tippoo Saheb.

      London J. Murray 1793 - First London edition. 8vo., vi, 210pp., contemporary tree calf gilt, red morocco label by Kalthoeber with his ticket, lightly rubbed, a fine copy. Scarce. "Hyder and Tipu's policy of moving their prisoners around the Carnatic is evidenced in the narratives and journals of those individuals who survived to tell the tale, as are the torments endured by British officers and soldiers, compounded by their being forced to march for days in the extreme heat – starving, bound and often ill, injured or dying – between the hill forts . Indeed, the fact that he and his fellow soldiers moved around the countryside is crucial to Bristow's account of his captivity. In the preface to the first edition of his narrative, published in Calcutta, Bristow justifies adding to the already significant stock of information on the British prisoners of war, and distinguishes his tale from that of more senior members of the military: A captivity of ten years during which period several removals from one place of imprisonment to another took place, and many changes in point of treatment occurred, includes much more variety than the account of what befell our officers, who remained under close confinement, till delivered up; and admitted more opportunities to see the country, to converse with the natives, whose language naturally became familiar and to learn the fate and disposal of a number of fellow captives, not liberated at the peace, some of whom had been prisoners for many years in short, to be better informed than Gentlemen who were never suffered to step beyond the limits of their prison wall. Several of the vexations and acts of violence committed against the private soldiers could not reach the knowledge of the officers, though many of them came to their ears; nor could they know what befell them subsequent to their release Bristow not only denotes a hierarchy of suffering – distinguishing those soldiers who were forcibly marched through the Carnatic from the more senior officers who apparently suffered fewer 'vexations' in their fixed prison sites – but also indicates that being moved around the inhospitable landscape was a defining aspect of his captivity. Encountering and enduring the landscape, whether as prisoner or victor, is a formative aspect of war". Memory and the Aesthetics of Military Experience: Viewing the Landscape of the Anglo-Mysore Wars By Rosie Dias 28 March 2013 Tate Papers Issue 19. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THE BOTANICAL MAGAZINE; OR, Flower-Garden Displayed. Volumes 1-12 bound in Six.

      London: Printed by Stephen Couchman for W. Curtis, 1793. The first twelve volumes of this most famous of botanical periodicals: 1790-1798. The first 3 volumes are a slightly later but identical issue, the remaining volumes are all first editions (the first edition of the first few volumes was just around 3,000 copies and quickly sold out.) All volumes with their title pages and index leaves. 432 engraved plates (numbered 1-432), all but plate 120 (as usual) hand-coloured, one folding. Original marbled end papers. Contemporary, straight-grained, red half morocco gilt, over marbled boards. Bindings a little rubbed but very good and strong, some corners bumped and worn. Contents generally clean and tight; plates in volume 5 bound in reverse, occasional light spotting, a few plates in volume 3 lightly browned, slight offsetting to a few plates. A very run of the first twelve volumes. [Nissen BBI 2350]. Provenance: Robert Lang, of Moor Park (1771-1832, friend of Walter Scott), bookplate; Eleanor Maria Freeling, inscription dated February 1847; John Whitaker, Cambridge, pencil inscription dated September 1927, with price paid £2.. Full Leather. Very Good. 8vo.

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        Extracts of the Journals of the Rev Dr Cokes Five Visits to America

      First edition. 12mo. Contemporary half calf, marbled boards, with morocco label to spine, upper joint split but firm. vi, 7-195pp. London,

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        Die Pariser Jacobiner in ihren Sitzungen. Ein Auszug aus ihrem Tagebuch, veranstaltet und mit Anmerkungen versehen.

      Hamburg Benjamin Gottlob Hoffmann 1793. - Gewicht in Gramm: 900 XII,460 S. Pappband der Zeit, Bibliotheksstempel, Exlibris C.D`oetting. Gutes Exemplar. Goed. VI, 281, 9. Taschengordeke S.12. ( ZUZÜGLICH VERSANDKOSTEN ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mémoires sur diverses antiquités de la Perse, et sur les médailles des Rois de la dynastie des Sassanides ; suivis de l'histoire de cette dynastie, traduite du persan de Mirkhond.

      Paris, Imprimerie nationale exécutive du Louvre 1793 - in-4, [2]-XVI-432-18 pp., avec 7 (sur 9) planches hors-texte, index, manquent les planches II et III, demi-veau havane, dos lisse orné de filets dorés, pièce de titre prune, tranches mouchetées (reliure du XIXe siècle). Dos frotté, rousseurs. Rare recueil dont la première partie est composée de quatre mémoires lus à l'Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres, dans les années 1787, 1788, 1790 et 1791, et respectivement intitulés : Mémoire sur les inscriptions et les monuments de Nakschi-Roustam ; Mémoire sur les inscriptions arabes et persanes de Tchéhel-Minar ; Mémoire sur les médailles des rois de Perse de la dynastie des Sassanides ; Mémoire sur les monuments et les inscriptions de Kirmanschah ou Bi-Sutoun, dans le Curdistan. La seconde est la première traduction française des chapitres concernant les Sassanides que l'on trouve dans le Rawzat as-safa (Jardin de la pureté), grande chronique due à l'historien originaire de Boukhara Mohammad ibn Kvandshah ibn Mahmud - Mir Khvand (1433-1498).

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