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        RECUEIL DE PLANCHES DE L'ENCYCLOPÉDIE. PLANCHES DES PÊCHES. Explication de Cent Trente-Deux Planches des Pêches, à cause de Dix-Huit doubles. Concernant : I°. les Pêches aux Hameçons, Haims, &c. ; 2°. différentes sortes de Pêches ; 3°. les Pêches aux filets ; 4°. les Pêches de mer, de rivières, y compris les tableaux & vues relativement aux Pêches, &c.

      1793 - Paris, Panckoucke, 1793. Grand in-quarto (238 X 312) cartonnage d'attente gris-brun, pièce de titre papier (reliure de l'époque) ; 32 pages de faux-titre, titre et expication des planches, 114 planches (dont 18 à double page). RECUEIL COMPLET DES 114 BELLES PLANCHES HALIEUTIQUES signées BENARD, dont 18 à double page, formant la XIVe partie des planches d'histoire naturelle de l'encyclopédie PANCKOUCKE. Les planches sont d'une grande fraîcheur, à belles marges, et toutes les planches à double page ont été montées sur onglet, le brochage les ayant ainsi laissé intactes. PLAISANT EXEMPLAIRE. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Relation des Îles Pelew, situées dans la partie occidentale de l’océan Pacifique ; Composée sur les journaux et les communications du Capitaine Henri Wilson, et de quelques-uns de ses Officiers, qui, en Août mil sept cent quatre-vingt-trois, y ont fait naufrage sur l’Antelope, paquebot de la Compagnie des Indes orientales.

      A Paris, Chez Maradan, Libraire, 1793 - 2 vol. in-8° ; 1 port. front. [Capitaine Henri Wilson]-(2)-280 pp.-1 gde carte h.-t. repl.-7 pl. h.-t. repl./(2)-272 pp.-8 pl. h.-t., plein maroquin vert olive, dos à nerfs très joliment orné, caissons or, fleurons or, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, tranches dorée, rel. de l’époque, très bel exemplaire. Very nice copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyages en Guinée et dans les Îles Caraïbes en Amérique. Tirés de sa correspondance avec ses Amis. Traduits de l’Allemand, Avec Figures.

      A Paris, Chez Maradan, Libraire, 1793 - In-8° ; 1 front.-VIII-343 pp.-48 pp.-1 pl. h.-t. repl.,demi-maroquin rouge à grains longs, dos lisse orné, filets or, titre or, tranches jaunes mouchetées rouges, monogramme en pied, lettres or entrelacées [RC], rel. de l’époque, superbe exemplaire. Gay, 2812. Joucla, Biblio. A. O. F., p. 140. Sabin, 35244. Édition originale de la traduction française. FIRST FRENCH EDITION. VERY NICE COPY. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Relation des îles Pelew, situées dans la partie occidentale de l'océan Pacifique : composée sur les journaux et les communications du Capitaine Henri Wilson et de quelques uns de ses officiers . / traduit de l'anglais de George Keate. ( 2 Bde. compl.).

      Paris, Maradan, 1793 - 8°, Fronti., 2 Bl. 280 S., 1 Faltkarte, 6 lithogr. Abb. (teilw. gefaltet); 2 Bl., 272 S., 9 lithogr. Abb. (teilw. gefaltet)., HLdr. d. Zeit, Papier etwas gebräunt teilweise min. fleckig, Faltkarte m. min. Einrissen, 1 Bl in Bd. 2 mit Fehlstelle (ohne Textverlust)gutes Exemplar. Zweite franz. Ausgabe. Pelew-Inseln (Piljuh)-, Paloas, austral. Inselgruppe zwischen den Philippinen und Carolinen, von Malayen bewohnt, die in einer Art von Feudalmonarchie mit Erbadel lebten und sehr kriegerisch waren. Bekannt durch den Schiffbruch des Capitän Wilson 1783, der Libu, den Sohn des Königs Aba Thule, nach London mitbrachte, wo derselbe an den Blattern starb. 1600 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        VOYAGES DE M. P. S. PALLAS, EN DIFFERENTES PROVINCES DE L'EMPIRE DE RUSSIE. Vols. 1, 3, 4, 5

      Paris: Chez Lagrange / Chez Maradan, 1788-1793 - Four volumes. Text in French. 4to (10-1/2" x 7-3/4") half-leather over marbled boards. Over 2,500 pp. Covers embossed in gilt with British royal coat of arms and "Military Depot". Covers rubbed; external hinges cracked but bindings tight. Some staining (mostly to margins). Rare. Please see the picture. For more images please visit our website. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Premier (second et 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.

      À Paris, De l'Imprimerie Nationale 1793 - 3 tomes en 1 vol. in-8, 6-190 pp., 170 pp. et 63 pp., demi-basane noire, dos lisse orné de filets dorés (reliure postérieure). Mors et dos frottés. Qqs marques à l'encre et annotations au crayon et qqs mouillures. Tourneux, III, 13484 : "Les dépenses inscrites sur les trois nouveaux Livres rouges s'étendent du 10 janvier 1750 au 16 août 1789".

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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        ÉTUDE DE LA NATURE.

      - Paris, s.e., 1793, 9x14, dix volumes. Jolie reliure en demi basane. Dos lisses ornés de filets dorés. Pièces de titre et de tomaison noires. Tome I, 56 pages d'avis, 288 pages plus les tables. (1 frontispice et une carte dépliante). Tome II, 277 pages plus les tables. Tome II, 352 pages plus les tables. Tome IV, 313 pages plus les tables. (3 gravures dépliantes). Tome V, 294 pages plus les tables. Tome VI, 306 pages plus les tables. Tome VII, 235 pages plus les tables, 27 pages avant-propos, 106 pages : La Chaumière Indienne. Tome VIII, 8 pages avant-propos, 72 pages d'avis, 224 pages : Paul et Virginie. (1 figure). Tome IX, 280 pages, 3 pages d'appendice. Tome X, 348 pages : Voeux d'un Solitaire, avec la suite. (1 figure).Bon exemplaire, troisième édition revue, corrigée et augmentée. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Univers]
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        The History, Civil and Commercial, of the British Colonies in the West Indies in Two Volumes. By Bryan Edwards, Esq. of the Island of Jamaica

      Dublin: Luke White 1793 - 2 volumes, xxiv, 491, [1], 4 (ads) pp., folding map (the other illustrations found in the London edition of the same year were not used for this Dublin edition) + x, [3] (appears to be missing A2 but there is no apparent loss between the last page of the contents and the first page of text)-[460], [2] (section title for Appendix), 461-474, [2] (section title for Tables), 6 tables with the first two leaves and the others folding; contemporary full leather rubbed and with a long scratch across the front cover of second volume, private hand stamp at corner of each front free endpaper, signatures of two early owners on each first blank, Mary Alsop 1795 and Fanny Alsop 1830, general light age toning and age staining, E2 in first volume has a long tear and margin chip but no loss and four duplicate leaves from the end bound in with the prelimin. Photos available upon request.

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        Geiriadur cynmraeg a saesoneg : A Welsh and English Dictionary; compiled from the laws, history, Poetry, Bardism, Proverbs, and other monuments of the knowledge and learning of the ancient Britons [2 volumes in 1]: With numerous and select quotations to elucidate the meaning of words. To which is prefixed, a Welsh grammar / by William Owen, F.S.A.

      London : printed for E. and T. Williams, Strand, 1793 [-1803] - Physical desc. : 2v. Unpaged. 23cm. Subjects: Welsh language - Dictionaries - English language. Welsh language - Dictionaries - Early works to 1800. Notes: Vol.1 (A - F) published without the Welsh grammar (reasons referenced in author's introduction). Vol. 2 (G - Y) with separate illus. Title page, dated 1803. Final page of vol.2 entitled: 'Addenda' contains words omitted and the statement "Read the last proof, June 21, 1803, Alban Hevin". Finely bound in modern gilt-blocked blue cloth. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 2 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Pastor Fido.

      Impresso co' Tipi Bodoniani,, Crisopoli (Parma), 1793 - In-4° imperiale (322x232mm), pp. (4), 345, (2), bella legatura ottocentesca in pieno marocchino rosso vivo con titolo e ricchi fregi in oro su dorso a nervi. Piatti bordati da triplice bordura di filetti in oro con decori angolari interni. Custodia. Splendido e marginoso esemplare. Sontuosa e rarissima edizione bodoniana, presentante la stessa data e gli stessi caratteri e composizione della contemporanea tiratura in-folio. La presente tiratura venne impressa in sole 175 copie, in 5 differenti tipi di carta. L'opera, uno dei frutti migliori della poesia pastorale italiana per la grazia e la musicalità costanti della fattura formale, venne composta con il chiaro proposito di emulazione dell'"Aminta" tassiana. De Lama, II, p. 91. Brooks, 522: "Ne tirò 6 copie in carta d'Anonnay in-4° Imperiale". Collezione Bodoniana della Bibl. Civica di Saluzzo, 51. Cfr. Giani, 49. Weiss, 174-175. Brunet, II, 1775. Gamba, 557: "Tra le migliori moderne stampe vanno ricordate le splendide edizioni di Bodoni". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA)]
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        Nouveau testament en latin et en français, traduit par Sacy. Edition ornée de Figures gravées sur les Dessins de Moreau le jeune.

      Saugrain, Paris, Saugrain 1793 - Livre ancien Premier tirage, 4 frontispices, et 80 figures du très réputé Moreau le Jeune gravées par Baquoy, Dambrun, Delaunay, Delignon. Un 5e volume est paru en 1798 qui manque à quasiment tous les exemplaires. Condition : 4 tomes reliés en 2 volumes in-8 en plein veau raciné, dos plat orné aux petits fers, pièces de titre de maroquin rouge et de tomaison de maroquin olive, tranches dorées, listels dorés en encadrement des plats, reliure de l'époque. Dos légèrement empâté. Reliure de l'époque. -. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Il Pastor Fido

      impresso co' Tipi bodoniani,, Crisopoli, 1793 - Cm. 31, cc. (2) di cui la prima bianca, pp. 345 (1) + 1 carta bianca. Collazione conforme a Brooks (521-522). Legatura originale in cartonato rigido marmorizzato. Una fenditura parziale ad una cerniera ed una piccola gora chiara all'angolo basso delle prime carte. . Esemplare peraltro genuino e molto marginoso (in barbe). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Galatée, roman pastoral ; imité de Cervantès. Edition ornée de Figures en couleur, d'après les Dessins de M. Monsiau

      Defer de Maisonneuve, Paris 1793 - Grand in-4 (357 x 273 mm), demi vélin crème rigide, coins, dos lisse orné de fleurons noirs, non rogné (relié vers 1850). Premier tirage, illustré de 4 figures de Nicolas Monsiau gravées sur cuivre par Colibert et Cazenave et imprimées en couleurs à la poupée. Exemplaire sur grand papier avec les figures avant la lettre. Les trois premiers Livres sont une imitation du premier ouvrage de Cervantès, le dernier est d'invention. Contient "Vie de Cervantes" et "Des Ouvrages de Cervantes". (Quelques défauts d'usage, quelques pliures et légères rousseurs, déchirure marginale au bas de la p. 3.) // Tall 4 (357 x 273 mm), three-quarter cream hard vellum, smooth spine tooled with black flowerets, uncut (bound around1850). First printing, illustrated with 4 plates by Nicolas Monsiau engraved on copper by Colibert and Cazenave and printed in colours "à la poupée". Large paper copy, with the engravings before the lettering. The first three parts are an imitation of Cervantès first work, the last one is invention. Contains "Vie de Cervantes" and "Des Ouvrages de Cervantes". (Some defects of use, some foldings and light spots, marginal tear on bottom of p. 3.)

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        Gonzalvo von Cordova oder die Wiedereroberung von Granada. Aus dem Französischen des Herrn von Florian übersetzt von Samuel Baur. 2 Teile in 2 Bänden

      Berlin, Maurer 1793 - Erste deutsche Ausgabe. Vgl. Sander, Illustr. Französ. Bücher d. 18. Jh. 700 (französ. EA). - Selten. - Erschien erstmals in Paris 1792. - Beschreibt die Lebensgeschichte von Gonzalvo von Cordova und das Kalifat in Spanien, bzw. die Herrschaft der Mauren in Granada bis zur Wiedereroberung durch die Spanier, Beschreibungen der Könige von Spanien. Mit einem chronologischen Verzeichnis der arabischen bzw. maurischen Monarchen, die in Spanien regierten. - Gonzalvo di Cordova (the popular name of Gonzalo Hernandez y Aguilar), a renowned Spanish soldier, was born at Montilla, near Cordova; he first became prominent in the wars with the Moors of Granada and with Portugal, and was rewarded with an estate and pensioned; in 1498 he so distinguished himself in assisting the king of Naples (Ferdinand II.) to drive out the French that he became known henceforth as El Gran Capitan, and was created Duke of San Angelo; subsequent heroic achievements in Naples, which won the kingdom for Spain (1503), roused a feeling of jealousy in the Spanish king, so that Gonzalvo was recalled and ill-requited for his great services (1453-1515). - Teil 1 anfangs im breiten weißen Rand wasserfleckig, sonst sauber. Unbeschnitten Titel, 278 Seiten; Tit., 310 S., 1 Blatt Verlagsanz.; 2 Frontisp.-Kupfertafeln von Arndt u. Ringck nach Schubert [Attributes: First Edition]

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        SAMMELBAND OF SIX TITLES PRINTED IN THE EARLY FEDERAL PERIOD BY AND ABOUT THOMAS PAINE, INCLUDING HIS AGE OF REASON, RESPONSES TO THE WORK, AND THE AUTHOR'S TRIAL IN LONDON FOR A LIBEL CONTAINED IN Rights of Man].

      [Various places, publishers, dates, - and paginations, as enumerated below]. Contemporary calf, gilt label. Contemporary ownership inscription on front free endpaper. Text block internally separated from spine, text block split between first five titles and sixth title. Other parts of text block separating and splitting. Some foredges worn, some leaves loose. Age-toning, occasional foxing and staining. See below for additional descriptions of individual titles. About good. A wonderful collection of works by and about the controversial American author, Thomas Paine, all printed in the United States between 1793 and 1796 and collected in a single contemporary volume. The two works by Paine are THE AGE OF REASON and THE AGE OF REASON. PART THE SECOND; the three contemporary responses to Paine's writing include works by James Tytler, Gilbert Wakefield, and Ebenezer Bradford; and the sixth title is an early American edition of THE TRIAL OF THOMAS PAINE, concerning the Paine's trial as the author of seditious literature which began in London in December 1792. The titles contained in this volume are as follows: 1) Paine, Thomas: THE AGE OF REASON: BEING AN INVESTIGATION OF TRUE AND OF FABULOUS THEOLOGY. Boston: Thomas Hall, 1794. 58pp. 12mo. Lacks titlepage, pp.3-4 torn, with contemporary thread repair; pp.25-26 torn in upper corner (loss of page numbers and a few words), final blank has clean tear. One of Paine's most famous works, here in one of eight American editions printed in 1794, following French and English language editions published in France the same year. Paine's treatise on his religious beliefs created much controversy, and many authors wished to contribute to its refutation. "Paine completed THE AGE OF REASON (1794), an attack on organized Christianity and the idea of the divine inspiration of the Bible. A second part appeared in 1795. Although Paine, a deist, insisted, 'I believe in one God, and no more; and I hope for happiness beyond this life,' THE AGE OF REASON made his name anathema among the clergy and devout Christians on both sides of the Atlantic" - ANB. NAIP w031697. EVANS 27458. GIMBEL 89 (New York 1794 ed). OCLC 4917206, 26637983. ANB 16, pp.925-28 (Paine). 2) Paine, Thomas: THE AGE OF REASON. PART THE SECOND. BEING AN INVESTIGATION OF TRUE AND OF FABULOUS THEOLOGY. [Philadelphia]: Printed [by Benjamin Franklin Bache] for the booksellers, 1796. vii,100pp. including half title. 12mo. The second part of THE AGE OF REASON, first printed in France through the efforts of Joel Barlow while Paine was in prison in Luxembourg. "Paine had 15,000 copies of Part Two printed in English in Paris and forwarded them in September, 1795, to Benjamin Franklin Bache of Philadelphia. But these copies did not arrive in America until April, 1796, long after the work had been reprinted here, taken from the [earlier] London edition pirated by Symonds [also in 1795]" - Gimbel. NAIP w031706. EVANS 30942. GIMBEL 99 (Paris 1795 ed). OCLC 39441776, 20191906. 3) Tytler, James: PAINE'S SECOND PART OF THE AGE OF REASON ANSWERED. Salem: Thomas C. Cushing, 1796. 107pp. 12mo. One of numerous contemporary responses to Paine's THE AGE OF REASON. Tytler was a writer of numerous miscellaneous pieces, including remarks on the first part of THE AGE OF REASON. He had also served as the second editor of the ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA between 1776 and 1784. He emigrated to America in 1793 and published a newspaper in Salem until his death in 1805. NAIP w027560. EVANS 31328. OCLC 5276106. DNB XIX, pp.1379-80 (Tytler). 4) Wakefield, Gilbert: AN EXAMINATION OF THE AGE OF REASON, OR AN INVESTIGATION OF TRUE AND FABULOUS THEOLOGY, BY THOMAS PAINE. Boston: David West, 1794. 36pp. 12mo. Tear in inner margin of pp.23-24 with loss of a dozen words. Wakefield's classic response to Paine's THE AGE OF REASON, printed in the same year as the first London edition. "The clear logic evidenced by Paine's AGE OF REASON, PART I, immediately brought forth a number of answers, the most important of which was G

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        Die rothe Freyheits-Kappe. Zur Belehrung des deutschen Bürgers und Landmanns. 144 S., 1 Bl. Mit gestoch. Frontispiz und gestoch. kolor. Titelvignette. Mod. Halblederbd.

      Chemnitz, Karl Gottlieb Hofmann, 1793.. . Seltene, konservativ-antirevolutionäre Schrift in Dialogform zwischen einem Deutschen und einem Franzosen; ein Unparteiischer gibt jeweils Erklärungen zu Ereignissen der Französischen Revolution und zu neu entstandenen politischen Begriffen. Die kolorierte Vignette zeigt das Staatssiegel der Revolution mit der Jakobinermütze, das interessante, fein gestochene Frontispiz zeigt die Errichtung eines Freiheitsbaums, um den die "Freiheits-Brüder und Schwestern tanzen und saufen aufs Wohl der Nation." Das Schlusswort des Deutschen fasst die Tendenz zusammen: "Gott behüte jeden redlichen Deutschen für Freiheitsbäume und Freiheitsmüzen". Als Verfasser wird der Verleger K. G. Hofmann vermutet. - Titel mit kleinem Eckabriss und Besitzer-Initialen. Gering fleckig. - Hayn/G. II 388.

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        A Topographical Plan of Manchester and Salford, with the Adjacent Parts; shewing also the Different Allotments of Land proposed to be built on, communicated to the Surveyor by the respective Proprietors.

      1793 - London: John Stockdale, c.1793. Four sheets conjoined, total 1040 x 920mm. Binding folds flattened. A large and detailed plan of Manchester, marking the planned developments in the north east of the city. The insets are a plan of the city c.1650, the route from London to Manchester and the environs of Manchester. Originally published by Laurent in 1793, Stockdale saw the potential market for this map and bought the plates the same year, using them to illustrate Aikin's 'Description Of The Country From Thirty to Forty Miles Round Manchester'. The engraver was John Cary, who also became a successful map publisher.

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        Anecdotes of the life of the Right Honourable William Pitt : Earl of Chatham; and of the principal events of his time: with his speeches in Parliament, from the year 1736 to the year 1778. [complete in 3 volumes]

      London : printed for J. S. Jordan, No. 166, Fleet-Street, 1793. 3rd Edition, corrected. Finely bound set in modern speckled calf-backed, marbled boards. Gilt-blocked titles and bands to spine. New endpapers. Slight dulling and dust-toning to pages, but good and clean internally considering the age of the set. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. Desc.: 3v. 22cm. Subjects: Pitt, William, Earl of Chatham, 1708-1778 -- Biography -- Speeches. Great Britain -- History -- Politics and government -- Early works to 1800. Notes: Anonymous. By John Almon.

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        Uranografia o descripcion del Cielo

      A fine copy of the first Spanish Uranography, with the three magnificent folding plates. 1793. Madrid. Imprenta Real. In 8vo (202 mm x 140 mm). 1 [blank] + 1 ff. + xviii + 140 + 3 plates + 1 [blank]. Contemporary Spanish calf, boards with gilt frame, spine flat tooled discretely, with lettering piece. A fine copy, with the plates in strong impressions and without traces of foxing and tears, paper clean and fresh.First edition. Garriga (1765 - ?) was part of the group of astronomers that initiated the Real Observatorio and Captain of the Corps of Engineers; he studied the constellations and translated into Spanish their names from the Latin, Greek and French. Rare in this condition, complete with the folding plates by Lopez: "Hemisferio Meridional", "Hemisferio Septentrional", and a general one with the arms of Spain at top. On each, the names of the constellations appear in Spanish.A finely printed work, on large paper, illustrated with striking folding plates, not always mentioned bibliographically or in copies held institutionally. The rarity of the plates is evidenced by them not being mentioned by Palau, nor at the description given in the Catalogo Colectivo del Patrimonio Bibliografico de España.Provenance: engraved bookplate on front pastedown, unidentified. Palau, 100291 (not calling for the plates).

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        Connecticut Governor Samuel Huntington agrees to return an English ship captured by an illegal French privateer during the height of the "Citizen Genêt affair"

      Autograph Letter Signed "S. H.", as Governor of Connecticut, 1p, 7.25" x 8.5" Norwich, [Connecticut], September 3, 1793 to John Temple, the British consul-general to the United States, concerning the return of an English ship seized by an illegal French privateer. Usual folds with two partial separations repaired on verso, expertly laid into a larger sheet, overall fine condition. Huntington writes in full, "I am this day honore'd with your letter of the 29th Ulto. by Capt Robert Barry; & agreeably to your desire have restored to him the Brig. Nancy with all the Appurtenances & Cargo that were found on board at the time she was taken into to Custody by [the] Government[.]"The French privateers, Petit Democrat and the Carmognole, seized the English brig Nancy, commanded by Captain John Barry, while en route from Jamaica to Philadelphia. The privateers and their prize arrived in New London on August 22, 1793. (Daily Advertiser, New York, Aug. 28, 1793, 2

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        Proceedings of a General Court Martial, held at Orcq, by order of the Commander in Chief, May 15, 1793, on the conduct of Captain Richard Gregory.

      London: 1793 - a bit foxed, pp. [iv, initial blank leaf], 36, 8vo, modern boards Gregory was sentenced to receive a reprimand in the presence of the Members only, but he was not vouchasafed what particular crime he had been convicted, leading him to resign his commissiion. (ESTC T115395, BL, St. Patrick’s College, and Huntington only)

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        The Fables of Aesop, with a Life of the Author and Embellished with one Hundred Twelve Plates. Two Volumes

      London: John Stockdale, 1793. First edition thus.. Hardback. Tall 8vo. (10 x 6.75 inches). Volume I: lxv, (ii). 189. Volume II: xi, 248. 2 engraved titles and 110 plates, hors-texte, some spotting and offsetting. Later half green calf over marbled boards, slightly rubbed, green faded to brown to spines. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Spotting and browning to prelims and extrems. Dealer's marks in pencil, owner's name in pencil. General light spotting and offsetting. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. A Very Good set indeed. Heavy books, requiring eye-watering and prohibitive amounts of extra postage overseas. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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        Hay Makers

      Published by William Ward, London 1793 - An early Romantic view of rural life in England after a painting by 18th and 19th century master, James Ward. William Ward (1766-1826) colour mezzotint rendition of his brother James' painting, "Haymakers at Rest" is a superb example of the late 18th century, British genre print, which frequently depicted the lives of "ordinary" rural folk. The subjects in these images tend to be generic types, rather than individuals, and the activities frequently commonplace. There is no moral and barely a story: after having worked hard in the hot sun, the workers relax in the shade, so stunned by their fatigue they hardly speak or interact. The purpose and justification of the image is that it is a picture of "us", of life in the common, (for them) British identity, and the great human commonality we all share. James Ward was one of the most noted artists of his day, his individual style and superior skill distinguished him from his contemporaries, and his outstanding work influenced the development of British art. Considered to be one of the most important animal painters of his generation, Ward also produced portraits, landscapes, genre and history paintings. He began his career as an engraver, studying under his brother William, who later went on to engrave many of his paintings. The images produced from the pairing of William and James Ward epitomize the best of English art, their fine technical skill and inspired artistic imagination combine to create enduring pictures that speak of the taste and beauty of the age. The work of James Ward is worthy of history's praise; it influenced the art of Delacroix and Géricault, and changed the face of British painting. This magnificent work is reminiscent of the genre paintings of George Morland who greatly influenced the work of James and William. Grundy James Ward p.71, no.59; Beckett, The Life and Work of James Ward p. 11, 22. Colour printed mezzotint with additional hand-colouring. In good condition with the exception of some small skillfully mended tears in the margins.

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        Les Aphrodites ou Fragments thali-priapiques, pour servir a l'histoire du plaisir.

      A Lampsaque, 1793 [Bruxelles, impr. par Mertens pour Jules Gay, 1864].. 8 parties reunies en 2 volumes in-12, demi-velin de l'epoque a la Bradel, dos lisses ornes d'un grand fer rocaille, piece de titre de veau fauve, tranches dorees, vii, (1), 72 p.; 77 p., (1) f. avec fleuron; 77 p., (1) f. avec fleuron; 73 p. pour le premier volume. 82 p., (1) f. avec fleuron; 70 p., (1) f. bl.; 83 p.; 78 p. pour le second volume. Tres rare reedition, tiree a 170 exemplaires, la premiere depuis la rarissime originale de 1793, de ce "modele du roman libertin". Cette edition aurait ete publiee en octobre 1864 a Bruxelles par Mertens pour Jules Gay, selon Dutel et Pia, sous la fausse adresse de Steuben a Bale. "L'ouvrage capital de Nerciat, car il donne des lumieres sur des societes libertines qui existerent reellement (...). L'Ordre nous est decrit par le menu (...). Il y a deux sortes de membres: les adeptes dits 'intimes' puis des auxiliaires (...). Il faut y ajouter une domesticite nombreuse et choisie suivant les criteres du seul plaisir (...). Passe l'enceinte tout est possible. La licence y est souveraine absolue" (cf. l'art. consacre a cet ouvrage in P. Pia, 'Dict. des oeuvres erotiques', p. 35-36). "Une narration alerte melee de dialogues magnifiquement ecrits" ('Bibliotheque erotique de G. Nordmann', n°9). "Cette oeuvre est assurement, la machinerie erotique la plus diaboliquement reussie qui se puisse voir" (Hubert Juin). Certains exemplaires possedent 8 tirages photographiques des gravures de l'originale, qui ne figurent pas ici. (Dutel, A-92. Gay, I, 242. Pia, 'Enfer', col. 74-75. La BnF ne possede qu'un exemplaire incomplet, en 4 parties sur 8. Aucun autre exemplaire n'est recense a Oclc). Un dos legerement pique. Bon exemplaire imprime sur papier de Hollande..

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        Heraldic Miscellanies, Consisting of the Lives of Sir William Dugdale, Garter, and Gregory King Esq. Windsor Herald Written By themselves with an Exact Copy of the Third Part of The Boke of St. Albans First Printed in 1486

      London: T. Cadell. Hard Cover. Good. vi, 112 pages. Several nice engravings, one on the title page and the second on page vi. 3/4 leather over marbled boards. Spine has been rebacked in a simple manner with no markings at all. Corners and extremities generally worn. Marbled endpapers, front and rear hinges cracked but holding. Clean throughout, fore-edge margin over 1 1/4 inches. Front and end free endpapers are stained at top. Foxing and offsetting to front engravings. Scarce. OCLC notes 9 copies of this title published in 1793, and 4 copies published in 1800. This copy is not dated. A note from a previous bookseller on the front flyleaf indicates 1 copy listed in NUC - we have not verified this however. Hard Cover.

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        The History of the Scottish Stage, from its first establishment to the present time; With a Distinct Narrative of some Recent Theatrical Transactions. The whole necessarily interspersed with Memoirs of his Own life, by John Jackson, ten years manager at the Theatre Royal of Edinburgh.

      Edinburgh: Printed for Peter Hill and G. G. J. and J. Robinson. London 1793 - FIRST EDITION. 8vo, pp. xiv, [15 - 16 [17 errata, 18 blank], 424, 41 [42 blank], including half-title, contemporary calf, red morocco label; joints neatly restored. A very good copy. Jackson's involvement with the Edinburgh theatre began with his acting debut in 1761 and terminated, after his second term as manager, about 1809. A vain and sometimes unscrupulous man, Jackdson (1729/30 - 1806) made a better manager than an actor; though one might regard his financially frustrated bid (following the success of his opening season in Edinburgh) to work together the theatres of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, and Aberdeen, as a measure of his vanity rather than his entrepreneurial capabilities. However, his tenure as manager was nothing if not eventful and witnessed "one of the most extraordinary cases of persecution that ever disgraced a theatrical audience" (Dibdin), namely, the unprovoked and otiose attacks upon the actor Fennell, which resulted in his published account of the affair, an account corroborated by Jackson when he retired from the Edinburgh stage. Jackson also provides an account of the events leading up to the birth of the legal theatre in Scotland--a sequence of events which saw some actual conflict in the theatre stalls as well as a fierce pamphlet war over the grant of patent. The eventual victor in that dispute, David Ross, whose own integrity may not have been perfect, became the first manager of the Edinburgh Theatre Royal; from him, Jackson acquired the patent in 1781 "on advantageous terms." The controversies did not end here, as one may seen from that part of the above volume devoted to the "Statement of facts, explanatory of the dispute between John Jackson and Stephen Kemble, relative to the Theatre Royal of Edinburgh" (Lowe Arnott and Robinson 1954), which had been issued separately and in advance of Jackson's History, "to give an early statement of Jackson's arguments in the quarrel between Kembel and himself" (Lowe). Dibdin terms Jackson's History "that most pompous and inaccurate work," but its account - biased and instructive in about equal parts - provides a unique insight into a turbulent period of Scottish theatre. This issue conforms to the description in ESTC T36525, viz., "In this issue, the text on pp.295-296, beginning on p.295, line 11, and ending at the foot of p.296 is present; the documents numbered xviii-xxii are removed from the appendix by the partial resetting of sig.2e4 and by cancelling leaves 2f1-3; signature *Mm4 appears to be a whole-sheet cancel." [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Manuscript land Grant Signed by Thomas Mifflin,

      Pennsylvania, 1793. Thomas Mifflin, was the first Governor of Pennsylvania and a signer from the state of the U.S. Constitution; Mathew Irwin returned to Philadelphia after the Revolution and set up business with his brother in the firm of Mathew and Thomas Irwin & Company. Irwin became master of rolls and recorder of deeds for Philadelphia in 1785 and A.J. Dallas, was the first United States Supreme Court Reporter of Decisions and acting secretary of the treasury under James Madison. All three signed this land grant called "The Manor" purchased by Henry Drinker in 1793 (the same year of the Yellow Fever epidemic in Pennsylvania). Henry Drinker, a Quaker, was an important early land holder in Northeastern Pennsylvania, purchasing some 25,000 acres from the state. His wife, Elizabeth Sandwith Drinker was instrumental in keeping a journal for over fifty years that scholars turn to for details of Philadelphia domestic life in the second half of the eighteenth century. Manuscript DS (Document Signed) on vellum measuring approx. 12 ½" x 16" with two state seals.. Folio Vellum Sheet.

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        A Carriers Stable

      Published by T. Simpson, London 1793 - A fine rural scene by Ward after Morland. A wonderful rural genre scene in which love darts out and is acknowledged in an unlikely location, while the horses eat and a fellow worker snoozes. The young couple holds hands and share a long loving gaze beside an open stable door that seems to symbolize unconfined happiness and new possibilities. The whole story is rendered in a simple, understated way, in the which the feelings and implications are latent. There is nothing comic, critical or condescending in the artist's rendition, the theme of which could hardly be more simple or universal. George Morland was one of the most successful genre painters of his time, creating, during his industrious career, some of England's most cherished paintings. At an early age Morland displayed his artistic genius, he learned to paint at three and exhibited his first work at the Royal Academy at the mere age of ten. He was a prodigious painter, producing more than 4000 paintings during the entirety of his career, and sometimes painting two or three works in a day. His beautiful idealistic scenes were a favorite source of inspiration for contemporary engravers, and as many as 250 separate engravings were done of his paintings during his lifetime. His brother-in-law, William Ward, engraved a great number of his paintings reproducing in print his endearing paintings of English country life. Ward's engravings after Morland are some of the most beautiful prints of the period; they combine fine technical skill and inspired artistic imagination to create enduring images that speak of the taste and beauty of the age. Mezzotint colour-printed with added hand colour. In good condition apart from being trimmed to the edge of the plate mark. Lower margin has been expertly repaired with loss of imprint. Image size: 17 5/8 x 23 1/2 inches.

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        Reisen durch Ostindien, während der Jahre 1780, 1781, 1782 und 1783.

      . Aus dem Englischen. Hamburg: Benjamin Gottlob Hoffmann 1793. With 5 engraved plates (4 folding). (2) + 176 + IV pp. Titlepage weakly torn in inner margin. Plates slightly foxed.<br>Bound together with: WATKIN TENCH: Geschichte von Port Jackson in Neuholland, von 1788 bis 1792. Nebst einer Beschreibung der Insel Norfolk mit ihrem Anbaue in eben diesem Zeitraume. Aus dem Englischen. Hamburg 1794. With 1 folding map. VI + 244 pp. Bound in one contemporary leatherbinding, headbands with signs of wear. Name on first free endpaper. Map with small tear. * First German edition. William Hodges (1744-1797) was a British artist who had joined Captain Cook in his second voyage to the Pacific in 1772-75. Many of his sketches and wash paintings were adapted as engravings in the original published edition of Cook's journals from the voyage.<br>Neuere Geschichte der See- und Land-Reisen, Band 6, zweite Abtheilung..

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        The History of the Poor; Their Rights, Duties, and the Laws Respecting Them. In a Series of Letters

      London: J. Deighton, 1793. Two volumes complete - Volume One - [2], xxv, [1], 297pp, [1]; Volume Two - [2], 341pp, [1]. Half calf and boards, smooth back, divided into six panels by single gilt rule, leather title label to second panel. Rebacked, with new leather title label. Worn to corners with loss to old leather, paper covering boards slightly chipped to edges. Internally some light browning and occasional light foxing, small amount of loss to bottom corner of K1, but generally fairly bright and clean. Goldsmiths 15772. First Edition. Half Calf and Boards. Good+. 8vo.

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        Abhandlung vom kärnthenschen pfauenschweifigen Helmintholith oder dem sogenannten opalisirenden Muschelmarmor.

      Erlangen: Johann Jakob Palm, 1793.. 4°. Neuer brauner Halbwildlederband mit Lederecken auf fünf falschen Bünden. 124 Seiten mit einem 36x47 cm großen gestochenen Plan "Idealischer Entwurf von dem Streichen der Gänge in Bleyberg" und 32 Kupfertafeln mit zahlreichen gestochenen Figuren. Die Seitenränder sind leicht verschmutzt. Auf den Seiten 113/114 befinden sich am oberen Seitenrand 2 Risse von ca. 2cm. Collationiert. Gutes Exemplar.. #FL4237

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        A Picturesque Guide to Bath, Bristol Hot-Wells, The River Avon, and the Adjacent Country ..

      London Hookham and Carpenter 1793. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Some scuffong and bumping to boards. Inner hinge cracked but binding intact. Some browning within. W S Adams bookplate to front pastedown. Aeg First Edition Green hardback leather cover 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). 266pp.

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        Meteorological Observations and Essays

      London: Printed for T Ostell, [1793] First Edition. Second Issue. A very good copy; some age toning throughout; frt. endpaper excised; small inst. stamp at base of spine but no accessioning. 8vo.,. There are several text illus. . Dalton's first book. He acknowledged years later that it contained the germs of most ideas later expanded by him into discoveries, e.g., his years of observations of the auroral lights led him to claim that their origin was electric; the hypothesis that the atmosphere contained aqueous vapor that existed as an independent elastic fluid mechanically mixed with the other components of the air. The record of a vigorous original thinker. The second issue point is the fact that the date is not present on the title and the printer is stated as Ostell. Smyth states it is the fact that the price changes from 4 to 5 shillings.

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        Ottave rime ossia elemento geometrico primo di Piroforo Zanzara.

      Senza dati tipografici,, (Venezia) 1793 - Segue al frontespizio povero - Intitolato sotto il nome di Elisa alle Persone del gentil sesso, che si dolsero di non intendere i di lui tre Progetti sopra la Trisezione. Componimento satirico in versi anonimo celato sotto lo pseudonimo di Piroforo Zanzara, in risposta alle aspre critiche di alcuni matematici per la sua opera "Pensieri sulla Trisezione dell&#146;angolo" stampata nel medesimo anno. Sonetto di apertura al retro del frontespizio, seguono 41 ottave. Esemplare completo dell&#146;incisione esplicativa con tre figure geometriche, ripiegata al fondo. Operetta n° {IV}, come indicato al fronte, del progetto complessivo "Ottave rime o sia cinque progetti di Piroforo Zanzara intitolati a quei geometri che non accordano agli algebristi essere dimostrata l&#146;impossibilità della Trisezione dell&#146;angolo per mezzo del cerchio e della retta". Testatina iniziale ornata. Rarissimo. Ottimo esemplare. Brossura coeva cartacea remondianiana con geometrie xilografate a colori, pp. XVI, 1 tavola ripiegata, in 16° [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Horae Apocalypticae - 4 Volumes - AUTHOR'S COPY

      - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Fisherman Going Out; The Fisherman's Return

      Published by Thomas Macklin, London 1793 - Stipple engraving. In good condition with the exception of both being laid down. (The Fisherman Going Out) with skillfully mended two inch tear just touching the image area. A fine pair of stipple engravings after Francis Wheatley a master of English genre painting. Wheatley was born and trained in London, and in 1769 was one of the first students admitted to the newly founded Royal Academy. Although he initially practiced as a landscape painter, by the mid 1770s he had become a popular painter of small-scale portraits and informal 'conversation-pieces'. From the 1780s onwards, Wheatley turned increasingly to sentimental domestic scenes that were perfectly attuned to the genteel sensibilities of the period. Today he is generally remembered for his Cries of London, which depicted street vendor such as milkmaids, and fruit sellers engaged in their trade on the street sides. This series was a great success, and inspired a myriad of different engravings and copies by celebrated artists such as Johan Zoffany and J. G. Huck. Wheatley's pretty genre paintings of rural and domestic life were a great source of inspiration for contemporary engravers who reproduced his work with industrious vigor. The popularity of these engravings greatly enhanced Wheatley's reputation, and made him one of the most celebrated painters of his day. Roberts F. Wheatley, R.A. His Life and Works p.46 (undated issue).

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        A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson

      London, 1793. Quarto, folding map, early owner&#39;s name on title-page and some very scattered foxing, but less offset than usual; a fine copy in full tree calf gilt. Tench&#39;s second book. A most attractive copy of the first edition of one of the scarcest First Fleet accounts. The second of Tench&#39;s two books, this brings his account down to the end of the first four years of settlement in an &#39;accurate, well-written and acutely observed account of the earliest years of Australia&#39;s colonization&#39; (Wantrup). Tench had left New South Wales with the other marines on 18 December 1791 aboard HMS Gorgon which had accompanied the Third Fleet and this book was published in November or December 1793, more than a year after his return. Tench had explored the country around Sydney, discovered the Nepean River, and commenced the assault on the still impregnable Blue Mountains. Consequently, this book &#39;has a special place in a collection of the explorers. Where the other First Fleet journalists described the excursions and expeditions of others, Tench published selections from the actual journals kept on his own expeditions. He was the first Australian explorer to do so. Tench and his travelling companion, William Dawes, have been described as the first systematic explorers, which gives an added point to his being the first to print extracts from his &#39;Travelling Diaries in New South Wales&#39;. The interest of the 1793 volume is further enhanced by the fine folding engraved &#39;Map of the hitherto explored Country, Contiguous to Port Jackson: Laid down from Actual Survey&#39; which records the results of early exploration around the settled areas&#39; (Wantrup). This copy is bound without the list of subscribers.

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        Dudley Castle. Le Chateau de Dudley

      R.Paddy and F.Jukes, Wolverhampton & London 1793 - Aquatint, printed in colours and finished by hand, by Francis Jukes, with engraved title and explanatory text beneath image in English and French on wove paper. A very fine pastoral scene and an excellent example of the picturesque, beautifully printed in colours and finished by hand The text beneath the image reads: "Dudley Castle is said to have been built by one Dodo, or Dudo, a Saxon, about the year 700; so that its present appellation of Dudley is a corruption of his name. This Castle stands on the summit of a Rockey [sic.] Hill, whose sides are beautifully wooded. It commands a most extensive prospect over five Counties, and into Part of Wales. It belongs to Lord Ward, whose Father was by King George the 3d. created Viscount Dudley and Ward of Dudley." The still-standing ruin was built in the 12th century. It is one of several aquatint views by Francis Jukes of medieval architecture in advanced decay greatly enjoyed by the new Romantic generation. The view shows the castle on a fine summer day. The picturesque ruin of the castle contrasts neatly with liveliness of the scene in the foreground. The hay has been cut and dried and is now being gathered in. The estate manager, or perhaps Viscount Dudley himself, has come, with two ladies, to see how the harvest is progressing. He sits astride his horse deep in conversation with an overseer, whilst one of the two ladies offers a tip to one of the workers. Behind them male and female workers toil in the sun trying to appear as busy as possible whilst still keeping an eye on the 'master'.

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        [Carte de l' Empire d' Alemagne]: Blatt 4

      St. Petersburg, 1793.. Altkolorierte Kupferstichkarte nach Rizzi Zannoni, Bildausschnitt 30 x 44,5 cm, Blattgr. 36 x 54 cm.. Aus dem sehr seltenen und von A. Wilbrecht herausgegebenen russischen Atlas "Ross'iiskoi Atlas iz soroka chetyrekh kart sostaiashch'ii I na sorok na dva namiestnichestva Imper'iiu razdieliaushch'ii" [Neuer Atlas oder eine Kollektion von Karten von allen Teilen des Globus] (Philipps, A list of geographical Atlases in the Libary of Congress, 679), russische Kopie des Südöstlichen Blattes der vierblättrigen Deutschlandkarte von Rizzi-Zannoni wohl aus dem Jahr 1783, zeigt den größten Teil von Österreich sowie Ungarn, Tschechien, Krain, Teile von Galizien und Siebenbürgen und somit fast zur Gänze die Österreichisch-Ungarische Monarchie, von Innsbruck im Westen bis Lemberg im Osten, von Temesvar im Süden bis Zittau im Norden, im Kartenmittelpunkt der Neusiedler See, alle Namenszüge auf der Karte sind ins Russische übersetzt oder zumindest transkribiert; rechts oben etwas flauer Abdruck, gering fleckig, mit der üblichen Mittelfalz, sonst von sehr guter Erhaltung, von großer Seltenheit.

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        Rettung der Rechte des Weibes mit Bemerkungen über politische und moralische Gegenstände. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt (von G. F. C. Weissenborn) und mit einigen Anmerkungen und einer Vorrede von C. G. Salzmann. 2 Bände in 1. XX S., 2 Bl. Subskribentenverzeichnis, 336; VI, 393 S. Schlichter blauer Pappbd d. Z. (fleckig, berieben, Kanten berieben) mit farb. Rückenschild.

      Schnepfenthal, Verlag d. Erziehungsanstalt, 1793-1794.. . Äußerst seltene erste deutsche Ausgabe des Hauptwerks der Vorkämpferin und Begründerin der Frauenemanzipation, zugleich das erste, das nach den gutgemeinten moralischen Appellen der Herren Ebert, Paullini, Hippel und anderer mit auch heute noch modern anmutenden Denkansätzen das Thema behandelt. So bilden politische und gesellschaftliche Aspekte einen konstitutiven Bestandteil der Argumentation, und immer wieder argumentiert Mary Wollstonecraft in einer für ihre Zeit erstaunlich "soziologischen" Manier. Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) hatte sich aus äußerst bedrückenden Verhältnissen als Autodidaktin entwickelt. Als Burkes 'Reflection on the Revolution in France' (November 1790) die Ideale der Französischen Revolution auf breiter Front angriff, war sie die erste, die schon vier Wochen später mit der anonymen Kampfschrift 'A Vindication of the Rights of Man, in a Letter to the Right Honourable Edmund Burke' antwortete. Als diese kleine Schrift, Vorbote ihres Hauptwerks, ein zweites Mal - und diesmal mit Nennung ihres Namens - gedruckt wurde, erschien zur gleichen Zeit und beim selben Verleger Paines 'Rights of Man'. Bewegt von den Grundgedanken der Französischen Revolution und gedanklich Paines Ideen aufgreifend und erweiternd, verfasste sie im Herbst 1791 in nur 6 Wochen das umfangreiche Manuskript zu 'A Vindication of the Rights of Woman' als die notwendige Ergänzung und Präzisierung zu Paines Werk. Im Januar 1792 gedruckt, wurde das Buch noch im gleichen Jahr ins Französische und kurz darauf von Salzmanns Schwiegersohn Weißenborn ins Deutsche übersetzt. Das schlicht und ohne Umschweife geschriebene Buch weckte den berühmten "Sturm der Entrüstung". "In Wahrheit war an der ganzen Sache nichts absonderlich Schockierendes. Mary griff weder die Einrichtung der Ehe noch die Ausübung der Religion an. Statt dessen trat sie für gleiche und gemeinsame Erziehung und Schulbildung beider Geschlechter und für staatliche Lenkung des Schulwesens ein. Es war ein vernünftiges Plädoyer für eine vernünftige Beziehung zwischen den Geschlechtern ... Die Hauptabsicht des Buches bestand darin, zu zeigen, daß die Frauen nicht das Spielzeug der Männer wären (oder eine andere 'Art von Kindern'), sondern ihre gleichberechtigten Partner sein sollten, was sie jedoch nur sein könnten, wenn sie auf gleiche Weise erzogen und gebildet würden" (Carter-Muir, Bücher die die Welt verändern, Nr 242) - und sie natürlich auch die gleichen Chancen dazu bekommen müssten. Mary Wollstonecraft schreibt: "Fürwahr, der gesunde Verstand, den ich unter ... Weibern, für welche die Erziehung nur sehr wenig thun konnte ... angetroffen habe, bestärkt mich fest in der Meynung, dass bloss unbedeutende Beschäftigungen das Weib zu einem unbedeutenden Wesen herabgesetzt haben. Die Männer nehmen ihren Körper, und ihren Geist läßt man verrosten! Die Folge davon muß immer diese seyn: so lange der Mann physische Liebe als seine angenehmste Erholung betrachtet, ... so lange wird er sich auch bemühen, das Weib in der Sklaverey zu halten - und wer sagt uns, wie viele Generationen dazu gehören, um den befreyten Abkömmlingen verworfener Sklaven für Tugend und Talente wieder Muth und Kraft zu geben?" (S. 278 ff). Und Salzmann fügt als Fußnote ein Zitat aus Knox' Versuchen hinzu: "Angenommen, die Weiber wären aus selbsteigener Wahl Sklavinnen - so ist Sklaverey, sie sey von welcher Art sie immer wolle, mit der Glückseligkeit und der Veredlung der Menschheit unverträglich". So ergänzt Wollstonecrafts Buch Paines 'Rights of Man' um wesentliche und darin "vergessene" Teile, geht darüber hinaus und war die eigentliche politische Schlussfolgerung aus der Erklärung der Menschen- und Bürgerrechte. Zugleich begründet es die Emanzipationsbewegung der Frauen. - Leicht gebräunt bzw. gering stockfleckig, am Schluss wenige Blatt stärker. Vorsatz mit altem Namenseintrag, Innenspiegel mit zeitgenöss. handschriftl. Bibliotheksvermerk. Gutes Exemplar. - Price/Price, Humaniora, S. 79. Carter/Muir, Bücher die die Welt verändern, 242. Pfauch-Röder 1008.

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        Le Nouveau testament en Latin et en Francais, traduit par Sacy. Edition ornee de Figures gravees sur les Dessins de Moreau le jeune.

      Paris, De L'Imprimerie de Didot Jeune. Chez Saugrain., 1793, 1798 (Bd. 5).. 5 Bände ( von 5 ) Insgesamt sind in den 5 Bänden 108 ganzseitige Kupferstiche enthalten ( incl. 4 xx Frontispiz ) : VII., 3 nn S., 327 S.,27 Kupferstiche ( von 29 ); 2 nn.Bl., 207 S., 12 Kupfer; 2 nn.Bl., 345 S., 26 Kupferstiche (statt 25 ); 2 nn.Bl., 263 S., 16 Kupfer ( statt 18 ); 2 nn.Bl., 349 S., 27 Kupfer. Pappeinbände der Zeit mit Rückenprägung und Rückenschild, ca. 23,3 x 16 cm.. Lateinisch-Französischer Paralelltext. Es fehlen wohl insgesamt 3 Kupferstiche, ich gehe davon aus, das sie diesen Exemplaren nicht beigegeben waren. Einbände berieben und bestoßen, stellenweise beschabt. Durchgängig mehr oder weniger stockfleckig. Bei 2 Bänden ist der Buchblock angebrochen, die Bindung ist jedoch noch fest. Insgesamt etwa 10 Blatt mit kleinen Randausrissen. Trotz der geschilderten Mängel insgesamt gute Exemplare.

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        Samlede Danske prosaiske Skrifter. 4 bd.

      . Kbhvn. 1793-98. Med titelvignetter i kobber tegnet af Just Wiedewelt og stukket af Andreas Flint. Eksemplar pa skrivepapir. Indbundet i smukke samtidige hellaederbind af kalveskind med rig rygforgyldning og farvede skindtitelfelter. * Indeholder bl.a. oplysninger om mad og dens betydning for sundheden, folkemedicin, fabler og fortaellinger. (Udgör 5. - 8. del af Samlede Danske Skrifter)..

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        Hudibras [ Complete in 3 Volumes, Volume 3 Comprises Notes By Dr T. Nash )( Large Format. Hogarth Plates )

      London: Printed By T. Rickaby , 1793. Complete in 3 volumes. Books measure 12 x 9 1/2 inches. Collation, xxxix,[1],317, [5],322-678,errate leaf, viii, [2] blank, 495, xviii,[1] errata, complete with engraved titles, 2 portraits and 12 double page plates by Hogarth, engraved vignettes throughout. Bound in red straight grain morocco, elaborate gilt boaders, inner dentelles, full gilt edges, marble endpapers. Spines faded, calf light rubbed, corners bumped, short split on one hinge, minor scuff marking. Generally bindings in very good firm condition. Internally, pages and plates in very good clean condition. A very nice clean set, in very attractive bindings. . Full Leather. Very Good. Large Quarto.

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        A Compendium of Military Duty, Adapted for the Militia of the United States: In Three Parts

      Eliphalet Ladd, Dover, NH 1793 - First edition. Octavo. Full leather, in original tree calf, gilt morocco tipped in title, with extra leather added to the bottom portion of the spine. First impression points as follows:, IX-240 page 251 to page 282 incorrectly paginated, should be cited as 241-272pp. page 283 should be paginated as 284. 284-305pp. Woodblock headpiece and tailpiece. Presented in three parts: 1. The Duty of Soldiers in General 2. The Manoeuvers and Evolutions of the Infantry, Artillery, and Cavalry 3. Some Particular Instructions to Officers of the Partizan Corps An early and comprehensive American military manual. Light foxing and aging, but clean and crisp pages. Paper attached on back inside cover. Condition: Very Good [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A CRITICAL INQUIRY INTO THE LIFE OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT, by the ancient historians from the French of the Baron de St. Croix: with notes and observations, by Sir Richard Clayton, Bart.

      Bath, printed by S. Hazard, for G.G. and J. Robinson, London, 1793.FIRST EDITION 1793, 4to, approximately 275 x 215 mm, 10¾ x 8½ inches, folding map of The Marches of Alexander the Great, pages: [10], 423, [1], with final page of errata, bound in early half calf over marbled sides, gilt raised bands, gilt rules and ornament in compartments, gilt lettered black morocco label, edges speckled red. Head and tail of spine slightly rubbed, tiny chips to label, some grazing to marbled paper, corners worn, 2 missing leather at tip, inner paper hinges cracked, that at the front neatly mended with binder's linen tape, prelims and first page of text lightly foxed in the margins, map very lightly offset onto itself, small slit to edge of 1 fold, no loss of image, small piece torn from 1 lower page corner, no loss of text, very pale browning to signature Yy, very pale foxing to last three leaves. A very good copy of a rare book. A translation of 'Examen critique des anciens historiens d'Alexandre - le - Grand'. Baron de Sainte - Croix (1746 - 1809) was a French historian and antiquary. His early career was in the army but from 1770 he devoted himself to historical studies and in 1777 he was admitted to the Academie des inscriptions et belles - lettres. He published numerous historical works, in particular on ancient history. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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