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        The Exhibition of the Royal Academy, M.DCC.XCIII. The Twenty-Fifth [1793]. [AND]. The Twenty-Sixth. The Twenty-Seventh. The Twenty-Eighth. The Twenty-Ninth. The Thirtieth. The Thirty-First. The Thirty-Second. The Thirty-Third. The Thirty-Fourth. The Thirty-Fifth. The Thirty-Sixth. The Thirty-Seventh. The Thirty-Eighth. The Thirty-Ninth [1807]

      London: Printed by Joseph Cooper [1793 - 96]; Cooper and Graham [1797]; J. Cooper [1798 - 1799]; B M'Millan [1800 - 1807], 1793 - 1807. 4to, 247 x 187 mms., catalogues for 15 consecutive years, pp. 24 [25 - 32 list of exhibitors]; 22 [23 - 33 list of exhibitors, 34 blank]; 20 [21 - 26 list of exhibitors]; 23 [24 - 28 list of exhibitors]; 31 [32 - 38 list of exhibitors]; 35 [36 Members, 37 - 43 list of exhibitors, 44 blank]; 39 [40 Members, 41 - 47 list of exhibitors, 48 blank]; 40 [41 Members, 42 - 47 list of exhibitors, 48 blank]; 37 [38 Members, 39 - 45 list of exhibitors, 46 blank]; 41 [42 Members, 43 - 50 list of exhibitors]; 40 [41 Members, 42 - 48 list of exhibitors]; 41 [42 Members, 43 - 49 list of exhibitors, 50 blank]; 36 [37 Members, 38 - 44 list of exhibitors]; 35 [36 Members, 37 - 44 list of exhibitors]; 43 [44 Members 45 - 52 list of exhibitors], with contemporary annotations identifying sitters or places in years 1794, 1795, and 1796, a few other contemporary annotations in pencil, the contemporary autograph "G Rhodes" on title-page of first three catalogues, newly rebound in half calf, gilt spine, green morocco label, marbled boards; many leaves soiled, especially title-pages, last leaf of thirtieth catalogue repaired, small piece torn from upper margin of title-page of thirty-seventh, and with other evidence of the catalogues actually being used, but a good collection of an uncommon piece of ephemera. The Royal Academy of Arts was founded in December, 1768, with Sir Joshua Reynolds as its first president. Presumably its first exhibition catalogue was issued that year or in 1769; the second was certainly issued in 1770, though extant copies of that exhibition are on paper watermarked "1825." Copies of all early issues are uncommon. For example, ESTC T12724 for 1793 locates copies in the BL, and the National Gallery; Huntington, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Penn State (Pattee).

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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

      Madrid, Oficina de la Vda. e Hijo de D. Pedro Marin, 1793. - 3 vols. 21,5x15 cm. I: VIII-474 pp. -II: 2 hojas, 424 pp. -III: 2 hojas, 400 pp. Preciosa encuadernación de la época en pasta valenciana con tejuelos y hierros dorados en el lomo, cortes tintados. Famosa obra escrita por el inglés L. Echard y traducida primero al francés por Wosgien y luego al castellano por Antonio de Capmany y Montpalau, quien la amplió con nuevas entradas sobre América y Asia principalmente. Palau 72990.

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        Graecae Sententiae e Variis Graecorum Libris Hine Inde Excerptae Quibus Insuper Adduntur Aurea Carmina Pythagorae, Cum Epitaphio Adonidis

      Johannes Nicholes. Hardcover. Antiquarian book - Vellum bound with heavy wear boards, no writing visible on boards, as to be expected with age - some bumping staining and light chipping - previous owner inscriptions to front blank pages - light age toning well bound, very presentable and readable throughout. . Good. 1793. Editio Decima.

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        The New Evangelical Family Bible; or, a complete Paraphrase, Exposition, and Commentary on the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments: Containing A New and Beautiful Edition of the whole Sacred Texts of the Old and New Testaments, Correctly and Distinctly Printed at Large: Fully Explained and Illustrated With Copious Notes and Annotations, Doctrinal, Critical, Historical, and Experimental: Wherein the Mis-translations are Corrected; the seeming Contradictions Reconciled; former Errors Rectified, the Objections of Atheists, Deists, Arians, Socinians, and Free-thinkers Answered; difficult Passages Explained; and the Sacred Writings Displayed in their genuine Purity and Lustre. Together with Practical Observations and suitable Reflections on every Chapter, From the Beginning of Genesis to the End of Revelation.... Embellished with Large Elegant Scripture Prints, finely engraved on Copper

      London: Printed and Published under the immediate Inspection of the Author, Sold Wholesale and Retail by Alex Hogg.... And sold by H. D. Symonds..., J. Parsons, and W. Button; W. Ash; J. Murgatroyd; M. Gurney; J.S. Jordan; J. Mathews; J. Sudbury; J. Delahoy, at Deptford-Bridge; and M. Murray: and may be had of all the Booksellers and Newsmen, in London, Westminster, and at Bath, Bristol, Birmingham, Canterbury, Cambridge, [and 25 other towns in England]; and likewise in England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, France, Holland, Germany, America, &c. no date], [?1793 - 1794]. Folio, 397 x 230 mms., pp. vi, [7], 8 - 1080, weighing 5.7 kg. (12 pounds, 9 ounces), engraved frontispiece and 89 full-age engraved plates and maps, contemporary calf, rebacked, with old spine ornately gilt in compartments and red morocco label laid down, top and base of spine finely restored; covers scratched, but an interesting copy, with a small rectangular red morocco label, 110 x 42 mms., on the front paste-down end-paper, "John Hodges and Sarah Stroud/ Rotherhithe/ 1792," with their succeeding family history on five leaves at the end. A web site on the genealogy of the Hodges-Stroud alliance suggests that they never married, and that Louisa Lancaster Hodges, their daughter was baptised on 30 May 1794 at St. Mary's Rotherhithe, but went by the mother's surname. In fact, one of the records on the end-papers records, "Louisa Lancaster Stroud, the Daughter of the of the Aforementioned, Born May 8th 1794, Twenty Eight Minutes Past vie in the Morning at No. 296 Rotherhithe Street, Rother[hithe] & Baptised 30th May at St Marys Rotherhithe by the Rev. Shearman, Godfather, Mr. Willm Lancaster Snr Godmothers Mrs. Stone and Mrs. Baldwin." Timothy Priestley (1734 - 1814), one of six children of Jonas Priestley and Mary Swift and younger brother to Joseph Priestley (1733 - 1804), trained himself to work with brass and wood to make models for his older brother, but at an early age became interested in the dissenting ministry, and in 1760 was ordained priest to take up a role as past to a congregation at Kipping, Thornton, near Bradford. He eventually wound up in London, as minister of the Jewin Street Independent Church, London. At the same time he also edited the Christian's Magazine, or, Gospel Repository, which was designed to counteract unitarianism, with Selina, Countess of Huntingdon as the magazine's patron. ODNB gives the date of publication of this edition of the Bible as 1792, which is probably accurate, given the evidence of the bookplate. This seems to correspond to ESTC T95041, with copies located at the BL, Wisconsin-Madison, Chicago; and Dunedin in New Zealand What appears to be another issue, ESTC T200457 is located in the John Rylands Library. However, T95041 mentions two lists of subscribers, which are not present in this volume; nor is the portrait of Priestley, which is called for in the "Instructions to the Binder," but the somewhat eccentric placing of the plates and the admonitions about impressing the engravings, etc. suggest that each copy of the Bible was bound separately from the original issue numbers and that no two copies are likely to be exactly the same.

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        The Reports of Sir Edward Coke, in English in Thirteen Parts Complete

      1793. Coke, Sir Edward [1552-1643]. George Wilson, Editor and Translator. The Reports of Sir Edward Coke, Knt. in English, In Thirteen Parts Complete; With References to All the Ancient and Modern Books of the Law; Exactly Translated and Compared with the First and Last Edition in French, and Printed Page for Page With the Same. To Which Are Now Added the Respective Pleadings, In English. The Whole Newly Revised and Carefully Corrected and Translated with Many Additional Notes and References. Dublin: Printed for J. Moore, 1793. Seven volumes. Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary calf, blind fillets to boards, raised bands and red and black lettering pieces to spines, a few volumes rebacked retaining original spines. Moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn, some chipping to spine ends, a few boards beginning to separate from text blocks, some hinges cracked or starting, light toning to text, darker in places. Later owner signatures to front endleaves, interiors otherwise clean. * Reprint of the London edition, 1776-77. Each volume has general title-page, and each part has special title-page. Prefaces in Latin and English in parallel columns. First published at the beginning of the seventeenth century, Coke's Reports are not reports in the conventional sense but highly detailed anthologies of precedents organized according to the cases they consider. In each instance Coke assembled a large body of cases, outlined their arguments, and explained the reasons for the judgment, using it as a basis for a statement of general principles. Taken together, the Reports form the most extensive and detailed treatment of common law pleading that had yet appeared. A work of immense authority, it was often cited as The Reports, there being no need to mention the author's name. The first edition in English, which did not include pleadings, was published in 1658. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:296.

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      Cap-Français. Oct. 10, 1793.. Broadside, 18 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches, completed in manuscript. Old fold lines. Light wear and soiling. Very good. During the early years of the French Revolution, Sonthonax was the civil commissioner of Saint-Domingue, which would soon become Haiti. A radical Jacobin, he presided over a chaotic period of conflicts between royalists and revolutionaries, and between whites, free people of color, and slaves in full revolt. He is most remembered for freeing the colony's slaves on Aug. 29, 1793, in an effort to gain the support of Toussaint L'Ouverture's forces against the Spanish. This document appoints the mulatto general Villate, a rival of Toussaint's, as military commander of the Cape. It is signed by Sonthonax and countersigned by French military leader Etienne LaVeaux, who later assumed the governorship for himself, but he held power only briefly before being deposed by Toussaint. A large woodcut vignette proclaiming "La Republique Française, Une et Indivisible" heads the document. All early printed material from Saint Domingue is, in and of itself, rare by nature. A handsome and important piece, signed by two important figures in the early Haitian revolution, formalizing the rise to power of a third.

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        The literary life of the late Thomas Pennant, Esq. By himself [hand-colored]

      London: Sold by Benjamin and John White, Fleet-Street, and Robert Faulder, New Bond Street, M.DCC.XCIII. [1793]. First Edition. Three-Quarter Calf. Near Fine. 4to: [6],144pp, copper-engraved portrait frontispiece of Pennant ("Tho.s Gainsborough, pinx.t 1776, engraved by W. Ridley"), two copper-engraved full-page plates (view of the Church of Fountains Abby and portrait of the reverend John Lloyd ("constant friend companion & assistant to Thomas Pennant"—often lacking) and folding engraved plate of The Church Militant (almost always lacking), with contemporary hand-coloring, bound in at page 21. Modern three-quarter mid-tan calf gilt, olive-green leather lettering piece gilt, five raised bands ruled in gilt, cinnamon cloth sides, top edge gilt, end papers renewed. An excellent copy, with minor discoloration to spine; text bright and fresh (fore-edge of final page soiled); upper inner margins of plates uniformly water-stained, touching image of one plate only; colored plate lightly foxed. Sabin 59758. ESTC Citation No. T845. OCLC Number: 2804597. First Edition. The Literary Life hints at both Pennant's sense of humor ("The title-page announces the termination of my authorial existence, which took place on March 1st, 1791.") and immense industry beyond just the natural history and traveling writing that made him famous. It is signed only by dotted lines to indicate the author's death (in fact, Pennant lived for five years after its publication) and the History of the Parishes ends with ‘RESURGAM,' implying literary resurrection. The book's several collected shorter works (the appendices) highlight Pennant's responsibilities as high sheriff of Flintshire, as pamphleteer on road management and the militia laws, and as improver of his own estates. Includes an appendix on the Patagonians and notices of Falkner's travels in Bolivia, La Plata and the Straits of Magellan. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        The Carpenter's New Guide. Being a Complete Book of Lines for Carpentry and Joinery...

      London: Printed for I. & J. Taylor, at the Architectural Library..., MDCCXCIII [1793]. Quarto: [2], [v]-xii, 76 p., 78 leaves of plates, illus.; 27 cm. "Nicholson was probably the most prolific communicator on the technical aspects of architecture in the first half of the nineteenth century and his influence should not be underestimated. He wrote at least twenty-seven books and two collaborations, which all went into many reprints and which were still being republished and updated by others well after his death... Furthermore his was one of the leading intellects concerning technical architectural matters and remains to this day essential reading on the period" --Oxford DNB. Bound in modern marbled paper over boards, leather spine; gilt red leather spine label; former owner signature, "Ebenezer Clifford August 28th 1818", on front flyleaf; very good. Stock#OB782.

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        The cabinet-maker and upholsterer's drawing-book. In three parts [bound with] Appendix to the cabinet-maker and upholsterer's drawing-book ... / by Thomas Sheraton, cabinet maker

      London : Printed for the author, by T. Bensley; and sold by J. Mathews [and others], 1793. 1st Edition in this form. Physical description: 2v.: (xxxii, 446, 54p.) plates ; 27cm. Subjects: Cabinetwork -- Furniture -- Manuals -- 18th century -- Furniture design -- Early works to 1800. Notes: Errata listed on page [447p.]. Referenced by: ESTC T091107. Finely bound in modern speckled calf-backed marbled boards. Very impressively finished. Gilt-blocked leather label to spine, with raised bands. Prelims. and title pages somewhat tanned. Marginal tanning and dust-toning to main text, with tanning and scattered foxing to the plates. One of the folding plates (no. 56) is torn and missing its outer section. Remains quite well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.

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        The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer?s Drawing Book in Three Parts

       Thomas Sheraton, The Cabinet-MakerThe Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer?s Drawing Book in Three Parts. By Thomas Sheraton, Cabinet-Maker. London: Printed For The Author, by T. Bensley, 1793.Rebouned in ¼ brow leather with marbled boards, size: 28.8cm X 24cm, overall a good copy, some plates missing, restoration to some of the pages, binding tied, browning and foxing to pages and plates.

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        Guide des Négocians dans toutes leurs entreprises mercantiles, ou traité instructif sur le commerce de cent vingt-six villes commerçantes de l'Europe, de l'Asie et de l'Afrique. La manière d'y tenir les écritures; leurs monnoies imaginaires et effetives; cous et óperations de leus changes avec les places étrangeres, usances et jours de grâce; poids et mesures avec leurs rapports, usages dans les achats et ventes des marchandises.avec un recueil alphabétique raisonné de la plupart des termes de commerce de mer, de terre et de banque.On toruvera, au commencement de chaque article, une descrption histórique et géographique de la ville qu'on y traite.

      Montpellier, Imprimerie de Joseph-François Tournel, 1793 - 2 volúmenes, 26x19,5 cm. I: XI-740 páginas. II: 655 páginas. Encuadernación original de la época en plena piel, lomo liso con doble tejuelo. Magnífico ejemplar. Primera edición de este importante tratado de comercio, en el que se encuentra aritmética comercial, contabilidad, formularios, y la mejor información del momento sobre cambio de monedas, valores de los productos tanto desde importación como exportación, etc. Las ciudades españolas que figuran con toda su información (descripción de la ciudad, sus monedas y sus productos más importantes) son: Alicante, Almeria, Barcelona (la ciudad de Europa a la que se dedican más páginas, también da información de otros pueblos de Cataluña), Bilbao, Cádiz, Madrid, Málaga, Mahón, Mallorca, Pamplona, Zaragoza, Sevilla, Tortosa, Valencia, Ibiza. No en Palau. INED, les doctrines françaises avant 1800, 2932, para la segunda edición. No en Goldsmith's.

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        Vorlesungen über den Styl oder praktische Anweisung in einer guten Schreibart in Beispielen aus den vorzüglichsten Schriftstellern

      Bln., Vieweg 1793-94.. 2 Bde. in 1 geb. 8°. X, 260; X, 357 (1) S. (Pagina springt v. 350 auf 353). HLdr. d. Zt. Mit Rückenschild. Berieb. Kosch X, 1330; Goed. V, 491,15 ("1791" nur Bd. 1) u. IV, 3, 170, 11 - Äußerst seltene erste Ausgabe des sprachwissenschaftlichen Hauptwerks Moritz' (1756-1793), zugleich sein letztes zu Lebezeiten veröffentlichtes Werk. Moritz erlebte nur das Erscheinen des ersten Bandes, den zweiten Band gab sein Freund D. Jenisch, der auch das Vorwort schrieb, aus dem Nachlaß heraus.

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        Works of Callimachus, translated into English verse. The Hymns and Epigrams from the Greek; with the Coma Berenices from the Latin of Catullus: with the original text, and notes carefully selected from former commentators, and additional observations By H. W. Tytler [...]

      London: Printed by T. Davidson, and Sold by Charles Dilly, 1793. 4to. pp. iii-viii, 268, [vi] (list of subscribers). Lacks half title. First edition of this translation, printed with the original Greek text beneath. Contemporary mottled calf, recently rebacked, corners renewed. Armorial bookplate of John Thomas Stanley (1766-1850), 1st Baron of Alderley.

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        Von den guten Würkungen der Elektrizität in verschiedenen Krankheiten.

      Kopenhagen, C. G. Probst, 1793. - 2 Bde. Aus dem Holländischen mit zusätzen von K. G. Kühn. (13 Bl.), 341 S. - (8 Bl.), 312 S., (12 Bl.). Halblederbde. d. Zt. mit floraler Rückenvergoldung und je 2 farbigen Rückenschildern Sehr seltene einzige deutsche Ausgabe. - Ronalds 130; Bruun I, 811; vgl. Blake 112 und Bierens de Haan 71 (holländ. Original-Ausg. 1779) sowie zum Autor Hirsch/H. II, 204f., nicht in den großen med. Sammlungen. Deimann (1743-1808) "war mit v. Troostwyk der Stifter jener kleinen (Mitglieder waren nur Nieuwland, Bondt, Cauwerenburgh und Vrolik), doch berühmten chemischen Gesellschaft, die im Auslande allgemein als 'les chemistes Hollondais' bezeichnet wurde und die die Früchte ihrer Wirksamkeit in den 'Recherches physico-chymiques' veröffentlichte. Als Louis Napoleon König von Holland war, ernannte er D. zum Leibarzt" (H./H.). Bd. 1 enthält die eigentliche Übersetzung, Bd. 2 die Anmerkungen des Leipziger Professors und Medizinhistorikers Kühn, siehe Hirsch/H. III, 626. Diese stellen nach Krankheiten geordnete Verlaufsbeschreibungen elektrischer Kuren verschiedener, mit Kühn korrespondierender Ärzte dar. - Meist gering stockfleckig, vereinzelt auch etwas stärker, leichte Wurmspuren im Einbanddeckel von Band 1.

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        A Topographical Description of the Western Territory of North America: containing a Succinct Account of its Climate, Natural History, Population, Agriculture, Manners, and Customs. With an ample Description of the Several Divisions into which that Country

      London: Printed for J. Debrett, 1793. Second edition. (1), xvi, 432 [433, misnumbered], [20, index, errata] pp. + four folding plates. Hardcover, bound in half calf over marbled boards, all edges marbled, with book seller ticker "Thomas, Bookseller, Newtown" on the pastedown. Moderate shelf-wear, the panels and edges rubbed, joints starting; text block bright and unmarked. Imlay, British officer during the American Revolution and paramour of Mary Wollstonecraft, provides an account of the middle states during the period of admission of Kentucky as a state, written in the form of letters. The second edition is the first to include additional accounts of the region and Indian nations gathered by John Filson. [Howes I12, Cox II 167]. Provenance: From the estate of Ester Elizabeth Reed, MD.. Hardcover. Very Good.. Octavo 5.5" x 8.5".

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        A New Map of Ireland

      Dublin, Alex. Taylor and London W. Faden, 1793. . Map dimensions 73.5 x 63.5 cm, overall dimension 75.5 x 65.5 cm. An attractive folding map of Ireland with a decorative title cartouche to the upper left and a similar dedication cartouche to the lower right, original outline colour marking out the county boundaries. The map dissected into 20 sections and mounted on linen, manuscript brief title to one of the folded end section, folds into into original marbled paper slipcase which has printed brief title label to the upper cover. Wear with slight loss to one of the spines of the case, minor loss to the covering paper elsewhere, the map in very good condition.

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        William Evelyn, Esq

      London: Published by George Townly Stubbs, 3 August, 1793. Roulette work with stipple. State ii/ii, with the engraved inscription: 'Geo. Stubbs Pinxt. - Geoe. Townly Stubbs Sculpt. Engraver to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales / London pubd. August 3rd 1793 by G T Stubbs No. 86 Hugh Stt. Marylebone'. In good condition with the exception of being expertly re-margined. Skillfully mended tears on top margin extending into image. 17 5/8 x 21 1/2 inches. 18 5/8 x 22 3/8 inches. A striking portrait of William Evelyn by one of the most famous English painters, George Stubbs. A wonderful portrait of William Evelyn which demonstrates Stubbs' remarkable talents as a portrait painter. George Stubbs is considered one of the greatest English painters. His ingenious animal and sporting pictures remain unrivalled in their passionate depiction of emotion and their commitment to naturalistic observation. Stubbs was briefly apprenticed to the painter Hamlet Winstanley, a relationship that quickly ended, leaving the young artist to his own tuition. In contrast to contemporary academic theory, Stubbs attached great importance to the belief that art should imitate nature, not the work of other artists. He spent years carefully studying human and equine anatomy so that he could truthfully represent natural form and movement. A result of this study was his famous 'Anatomy of the Horse', which details, with beautiful engraving, the various elements of a horse's anatomy, from skeletal form to muscular definition. Continuing in search of innovation, Stubbs began experimenting with a myriad of different mediums, becoming accomplished in both enamels and printmaking. Through arduous application, he became a talented mezzotint engraver and worked with ease in both soft ground, and etching techniques. Stubbs' masterful paintings inspired some of the greatest engravers of the day to reproduce his work for publication, including his own son George Townly Stubbs who reproduced with faithful accuracy the sublime emotion inherent in his father's exquisite works. Stubbs was elected director of the Society of Artists and a Royal Academician, and today his prized paintings are housed in some of the finest museums in the world. The gap between the date of the painting (1771) and the engraving (1793), is unusual and falls outside the typical publishing practices of the father and son team. This long delay is difficult to explain since Evelyn was at neither time a topical figure. It is possible, therefore, either Stubbs or his son percieved a commercial demand for portraits and figure subjects in the 1790's, or that they were keen to publicise Stubbs' proficiency as a portrait painter. Interestingly, Evelyn's portrait was an unusually expensive print, retailing at 1 guinea for standard impressions and 2 guineas for colour printed copies and proofs. This price was double what Stubbs was asking for some of his most popular prints. Lennox-Boyd, George Stubbs 96, ii/ii; Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints p.271

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        LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON Comprehending an Account of his Studies and Numerous Works, etc

      London: Printed by Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, 1793. 3 volumes. First octavo edition, revised and augmented by Boswell, with the corrections, cancels, and misprints. This copy also with the extra *c3 leaf of “Additional Corrections” noted by Rothschild, the "Additions received after the Second Edition was printed" (pp. *i-*xxii), "A Chronological Catalogue of the Prose Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D" which is the first attempt at a Johnson bibliography (pp. *xxiii- *xxxi), and thirteen letters to Bennet Langton and one to the Earl of Bute. Engraved portrait frontispiece, after the painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Also with the folding ‘Round Robin’ plate and a folding plate of with a facsimile of Dr. Johnson's handwriting. 8vo, very handsomely bound in original period tree calf, the spines richly gilt tooled in panels decorated with a central device featuring an anchor above an urn and surrounded by gilt borders, divided into six compartments separated by gilt decorated bands, two compartments with contrasting red and green morocco labels gilt lettered and decorated, additional gilt work at the heads and tails of the spines. xviii, xxxvii, 603; 634; 711 pp. A fine and handsome copy, IMPORTANT PRINTING IN CONTEMPORARY TREE CALF GILT. The first 8vo edition of what is perhaps the greatest biography ever written in the English language, in a fine contemporary binding. The "chronological catalogue of the prose works of Samuel Johnson" appears in this edition for the first time. This set with the alphabetical table of contents before the text rather than at the end of volume 3, as is often the case and with the scarce leaf of corrections and additions following the contents. Celebrated for its intimacy and vividness, Boswell's Life of Johnson "is one of the best books in the world. It is assuredly a great, very great work. Homer is not more decidedly the first of heroic Poets,--Shakespeare is not more decidedly the first of Dramatists,--Demosthenes is not more decidedly the first of Orators, than Boswell is the first of Biographers..." (Macauley, in the Edinburgh Review, 1831). Boswell learned a great deal about the art of biography from his subject, and brought to his task boundless curiosity, persistence, and zest. Boswell had been collecting material for this work since his first interview with Johnson in 1763, and was confident that his kind of biography, "which gives not only a History of Johnson's visible progress through the world, and of his publications, but a view of his mind in his letters and conversations, is the most perfect that can be conceived, and will be more of a Life than any work that has ever yet appeared.

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        The Adventurer

      London: printed for Silvester Doig, 1793 4 vols. iii, 250; 238; 249; 244 p. 18 cm. Frontispiece in each volume. New edition. Full tree calf leather, outer hinges cracked, spines chipped. Bookplates. Owner's signature on title page. Foxing. Volume three has a stain on p 43-57. Contains all 140 issues of The Adventurer, which ran from 1752-1754. Of the 140 issues, about 25 are by Samuel Johnson. The last number of Johnson's 'Rambler' appeared on March 14, 1752. Encouraged by its success, Hawkesworth, in company with Johnson, Bathurst, and Warton, started the "Adventurer". The first number was published on Nov. 7, 1752, and the last on March 9, 1754. This series of essays was a great success, and has been frequently reprinted. Hawkesworth signed the last essay with his full name. He wrote some 70 or 72 of the papers. Hawkesworth had considerable literary talent. So successful was he in the imitation of Johnson's style that Catherine Talbot declared that she discerned Dr. Johnson 'though all the papers". At the beginning of his career he was an intimate friend of Johnson, and was a member of the Rambler Club. The success of the 'Adventurer', according to Hawkins, 'elated him too much' and soon after attaining his Lambeth degree his intimacy with Johnson ceased.

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        Das entdeckte Geheimniss der Natur im Bau und in der Befruchtung der Blumen

      Berlin: Friedrich Vieweg, 1793 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. [2], 444 pp., [2]. Engraved title by W. Arndt and C. Jack after Sprengel and Jack and 25 engraved plates by J.S. Capieux, A. Wohlgemuth and J.D.H. after Sprengel. Ink annotations on first free endpaper, some plates with folds, very minor dampstaining to title and first pages, some foxing. Modern half leather. ---- Dibner 30; Sparrow 184; Nissen, BBI 1883; Stafleu-C. 12.672; DSB XII, p.588; Norman 1990. - FIRST EDITION. AN IMPORTANT WORK THAT FIRST DEFINED THE FUNCTION OF INSECTS IN PLANT POLLINATION, AND 'PROVIDED DARWIN WITH EVIDENCE FOR HIS THEORY OF EVOLUTION' (DSB XII, p.588). A student of Ernst Ludwig Heim (who also taught Alexander von Humboldt), Sprengel commenced his study of pollination in geraniums in 1787, and the function of insects and the flower's structures in the process, leading him to interpret the 'mystery' of the flower's botanical attributes through pollination and hence reproduction. 'His rediscovery of dichogamy ... led him to one of his major conclusions: "Nature appears not to have intended that any flower should be fertilized by its own pollen". This doctrine, together with the even more important view of the close integration of floral structures with insect visitation, was the first attempt to explain the origin of organic forms from definite relations to the environment' (DSB). However, Sprengel's ideas were not understood or appreciated at the time of publication, and his work remained little-known in his lifetime. It was only when a later generation of botanists investigated the field that the significance of Sprengel's work was understood, as Darwin acknowledged in The Effects of Cross and Self Fertilization in the Vegetable Kingdom: 'Long before I had attended to the fertilisation of flowers, a remarkable book appeared in 1793 in Germany ... by C.K. Sprengel, in which he clearly proved by innumerable observations, how essential a part insects play in the fertilisation of many plants. But he was in advance of his age, and his discoveries were for a long time neglected..

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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], 1793. 1st Edition. 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.

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        Gymnastik für die Jugend enthaltend eine praktische Anweisung zu Leibesübungen. Ein Beitrag zur nöthigsten Verbesserung der körperlichen Erziehung, Bände 1 und 2 (von 3).

      Schnepfenthal, Verlag der Buchhandlung der Erziehungsanstalt, 1792 – 1793. - Weltweit erstes systematisches Lehrbuch über Leibeserziehung und Körperertüchtigung des Quedlinburger Pädagogen Johann Christoph Friedrich GutsMuths. GutsMuths trat, nach einer Tätigkeit als Erzieher im Elternhaus des Geographen Carl Ritter, 1785 als Lehrer für Gymnastik und Geographie in die von Christian Gotthilf Salzmann gegründete philanthropische Erziehungsanstalt Schnepfenthal ein und sollte hier 54 Jahre lang – bis 1839 – tätig sein. Wie kaum ein anderer Pädagoge seiner Zeit erkannte GutsMuths die Bedeutung körperlicher Ertüchtigung für die allgemeine Leistungsfähigkeit und Persönlichkeitsbildung des Menschen. In seinem Werk „Gymnastik für die Jugend" werden erstmalig turnerische und leichtathletische Übungen systematisch beschrieben und durch die enthaltenen, sehr schönen Kupfertafeln anschaulich illustriert. Die Tafeln zeigen unter anderem die Disziplinen "Höhensprung", Stabhochsprung, Diskuswurf, Ringen, Schwimmen, Klettern sowie „Reiftreiben". de 1500 Buchrücken berieben; gleichwohl die Bände sonst in gutem, unversehrtem Zustand; Seiten sauber und nahezu fleckenfrei, auch die Tafeln in sehr schöner, sauberer Erhaltung. In toto gutes, sauberes Exemplar dieser überaus seltenen Erstausgabe des epochalen Werkes. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). XVIII S., 8 Bl., 480 S. (durchlaufende Paginierung). Original-Pbde. der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln; dreiseitiger Rotschnitt. Mit ganzseitigem gestochenen Frontispiz sowie 8 (von insgesamt 9) ganzseitigen Kupferstich-Illustrationen.

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        A Carriers Stable

      London: Published by T. Simpson, 9 April 1793. 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. 19 x 24 inches. 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.

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        Exposition de la théorie sur la structure des Cristaux. (+) Sur la double Réfraction de plusieurs Substances minérales.

      Paris, Rue et Hotel Serpente, 1793. Contemp. hcalf. Spine gilt and with gilt lettering. Light wear to spine ends. Slightly rubbed. Stamp to verso of titlepage. In: "Annales de Chimie, ou Recueil de Mémoires concernant la Chemie" Tome 17. 335 pp. and 6 engraved folded plates. Haüy's papers: pp. 225-319 a. 5 folded engraved plates (crystal structures) a. pp. 140-156 a. 1 engraved plate.. First apperance of one of Haüy's most importent works on crystallography expanding his groundbreaking memoir of 1784 "Essai d'une theorie sur la structure des Cristaux"."A very important addition to Haüy's original theory was his introduction of the notion of molecules soustractives (1793). Constituent molecules which do not possess the parallelepipedal form are combined to form parallelepiped units: two triangular prisms form a rhombic prism with angles of 120° and 60° on their basic faces; an octahedral space together with two adjoining tetrahedral molecules (fluorite) forms a parallelepiped. In this way all crystals may be conceived of as consisting of parallelepipedal units packed together in parallel positions so as to fill space, and all secondary forms are derived by stacking layers of molecules, according to laws of decrement, on primitive nuclei of the same form as these molecules. All crystals, then, possess a threefold periodicity along the edges of parallelepipeds. The agreement between Haüy's measurements of angles and the values calculated from the application of a certain law of decrement gave proof of the correctness of these laws as well as of the numerical value of the angles and ratios of the dimensions of the subtractive molecule." (DSB).The second paper offered is Haüy's contribution to physics and consisted in his researches on double refraction in crystals, on pyroelectricity in crystals

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        The Botanical Magazine; or Flower-Garden displayed

      London.: W. Curtis.. Copyright 1793. This issue circa 1812.. 2 volumes bound in one, 72 handcolored engraved plates each with facing page of text, 10 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches (26x17.5cm), decorative embossed cloth-covered boards. Plates on wove paper, generally very clean and bright, occasional light foxing or spotting (spot and pinhole to centre of plate 16, the Variegated Iris), some foxing to text pages. Front joint broken, white tape mend to interior hinge at Preface. This is an early 1800s reprint of the first two volumes of William Curtis' periodical "The Botanical Magazine." This publication proved so popular that plates from the earlier volumes were reissued to satisfy the demand of later subscribers who desired a complete set. Curtis featured some of the most decorative and popular imported plants in these early volumes, making these volumes an absolute treat for the eye. Plants include Moss Rose, several varieties of Iris, Daffodil, Gentian, Eastern Poppy, Cyclamen, and, from China: #64 Tawny Day-Lily; #25 China Pink, #42 Rose Camellia. These are very strong impressions, which are particularly pleasing contrasted against the white color of the wove paper. .

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        Plan Der Festung Maynz und umliegender Gegend, wie solche den 5t April 1793 von der vereinigten Armée, unter Commando Sr. Excellenz des Herrn General Lieutenant Grafen von Kalckreuth blockiret worden, und nachdem den 19t Juny, unter Hoechst eigenem Commando Sr. Maj. des Königs Fried. Wilhelm des IIten von Preussen, die Belagerung angefangen ..." Befestigungsgrundriss mit Truppenaufstellungen

      Kupferstich nach Wilhelm Gustav Friedrich Freiherr von Bouchenröder, Darmstadt um 1793. 56.5x70 cm. - Westorientiertes Blatt mit Mainz im Zentrum und der Umgebung bis Wiesbaden, Hochheim und Bodenheim mit dem Rhein von Ginsheim bis Walluf. Koloriert eingetragen sind die Truppenaufstellungen der siegreichen Armee unter König Friedrich Wilhelm II von Preussen, die die Stadt von den Franzosen zurückeroberte. Mit Legende A - S. Kleine Löcher und kurze Randeinrisse restauriert, etwas braunfleckig.

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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.

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        4pp (blank) plus one page insert Military pay warrant Signed "Dorchester" ASD

      Quebec: British Government, 1793. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good. Author signed. 28cm x 20cm, 4 page document plus loose pay detail sheet (18.5cm x 22.5cm) tipped-in on inside of folded 4pp.& Document signed "Dorchester" partially printed and completed by hand. 4pp folio with page 1 form and hand-written details, page 2&3 blank and page 4 docketed information- No.35, Quebec 4th Nov, 1793 Warrant to pay...& Description...& A warrant for payment of £638 19s 6d to Isaac Hesselburg of HM 60th Regiment of Foot for two months payment of his troops and subsistence.& The 4to sheet attached to the inside of the document has details of the payments to be made to the troops (from £1 2s for the Sergeants to 19s 6p for the privates)& Quebec 4 November 1793., Sir Guy Carleton served in America beginning in 1758. He was governor of Quebec and commander of British forces in Canada (1775-77), during which time he repelled Montgomery and Benedict Arnold's attack on Quebec, defeated Arnold on Lake Champlain and re-took Crown Point. From 1782-83 he was Commander in Chief in Canada. General in 1793.

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        1793 - CARTE de la REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE UNE ET INDIVISIBLE DIVISÈE en 87 DÈPARTEMENS suivant le Décret de l' Assemblée Nationale . CARTE RARISSIME représentative pendant quelques semaines , du découpage en départements entre le 4 Février 1793 ( Création des ALPES MARITIME ) et le 23 Mars 1793 ( Création du MONT TERRIBLE )

      - Une grande carte entoilée , SANS PLIURES , de 57 x 82 cm ( Hors Tout 64 x 89 cm ) coloriée , avec la déclaration des droits de l' homme et du citoyen . 1793 - CARTE de la REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE UNE ET INDIVISIBLE DIVISÈE en 87 DÈPARTEMENS suivant le Décret de l' Assemblée Nationale . CARTE RARISSIME représentative pendant quelques semaines , du découpage en départements de la France entre le 4 Février 1793 ( Création des ALPES MARITIMES ) et le 23 Mars 1793 ( Création du MONT TERRIBLE ) . Dessinée un peu avant la Révolution par BRION de la TOUR , elle comporte les anciennes provinces sur lesquelles les départements ont été ajoutés . Paris . ESNAUTS et RAPILLY rue St Jacques . 1793 . Carte un peu poussiereuse , discretes mouillures claire tout en haut . [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The History of the Reign of Philip the Third, King of Spain. the First Four Books by Robert Watson ... the Two Last by William Thomson ... - [Complete in 2 Volumes]

      London, G. G. J. And J. Robinson, 1793. 3rd Edition. Description: 2 v. 22 cm. Subjects: Philip III, King of Spain, 1578-1621. Spain--History--Philip III, 1598-1621. Finely and uniformly bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt cross-bands and titling. An uncommonly good example - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Erinnerungen aus meiner dritten Schweizerreise

      Offenbach, Weiß und Brede 1793.. 1 Bl., 504 S. HLdr. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. Goed. IV/1, 593, 16; Schindel II, 207; Wäber I, 47; Frauen reisen 350: "Niedergedrückt durch den Tod ihres Sohnes Franz reiste Sophie gemeinsam mit Frau von Steinberg in die Schweiz, wo sie u. a. Schlosser in Emmendingen und Familie Necker in Coppet besuchten. Die Beschreibung enthält zahlreiche Beobachtungen über die durch die Revolution ausgelösten Veränderungen." - Etwas berieben und gering bestoßen. Wasserrand im Oberrand des ersten Drittels, Schnitt etwas fleckig.

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        John Whites Resa till Nya Holland

      Uppsala,: J. Edmans,, 1793.. Duodecimo, with four engraved plates; neat repair at top of title; in fine condition in the original marbled boards with paper spine. Rare Swedish version of White's First Fleet narrative incorporating material from other contemporary sources. 'This Swedish compilation on the beginnings of the British penal settlement in New South Wales was based upon J.R. Forster's German versions of the published English accounts by Phillip and White...' (Rolf du Rietz in the Kroepelien catalogue). 'In 1793, Samuel ÷dmann published a Swedish "First Fleet" volume, containing what may apparently be considered the first pictures from Australia to have been published in Sweden...' (ibid., in Swansea, A/1, 1995). These four plates depict: spears and other implements; a native hut; axe, basket and sword; and, natives of Botany Bay.Also of great interest here is the last quarter of the book, which is devoted to Cook's first voyage and the discovery of the east coast of Australia.Beddie, 675; Crittenden, 'A Bibliography of the First Fleet', 251; Ferguson, 172; Kroepelien, 915; R. Du Rietz, 'Swansea', A133.

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        The Fisherman Going Out; The Fisherman's Return

      London: Published by Thomas Macklin, 14 March, 1793. Colour printed stipple engraving. In good condition. (The Fisherman Going Out) has an expertly repaired upper margin. 17 3/4 x 21 3/4 inches approx. 20 1/8 x 23 1/2 inches. A fine pair of colour printed 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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        ORDENANZAS GENERALES DE LA ARMADA NAVAL. Parte primera. Sobre la Gogernación militar y marinera de la armada en general, y uso de sus fuerzas en la mar. Tomo II.

      - En Madrid, Imprenta Real, 1793, 21x31, 2 hojas, 574 páginas. LIV págs. 3 bellas viñetas grabadas al cobre por F. Selma de dibujos de Carnicero, una de ellas en portada. Marca de agua en esquina superior derecha, pequeños agujeritos de xilófago en margen blanco de últimas hojas de índice, por lo demás, papel muy limpio y recio, con amplios márgenes. Encuadernado en plena piel de época con desperfecto en lomera y algunos en tapas. (51839).

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        A group of documents relating to three generations of the Robins family, viz Thomas Lowton Robins, Commander R.N. (1760-1836); his son, also Thomas Lowton Robins, Commander R.N. (b.circa 1790-1852); & his son Edward Berry Robins

      The documents comprise: THOMAS LOWTON ROBINS, the elder : His commission as Third Lieutenant of His Majesty's ship Egmont signed by the Right Honourable Samuel Lord Hood, Vice Admiral of the Red and Commander in Chief of His Majesty's ships and vessels employed, and to be employed in the Mediterranean. 29th June 1793. 15 1/2 x 12 inches with wafer seal. Folded, old creasing and tears. Laid-down at an early date on linen. Also a manuscript instruction "The Commander in Chief requires that Mons'r St. Julien should immediately withdraw his Fleet into the interior Harbour, and land his Powder, or he is to be treated as an enemy and Fired upon accordingly", with footnote in another contemporary hand "The commander in chief allows six hours to get the Powder on shore and remove the ships". Inscribed in a contemporary hand to the reverse "Substance of Message to be delivered by Lieut. Robins bearing a Flag of Truce to the French Admiral at Toulon August 28th 1793". Together with a 3-page folio manuscript resume of his service by his grandson Edward B. Robins noting that he entered the Navy as a midshipman on board the 'Monarch' in 1780. Regarding the delivery of Hood's demands to St. Julien he writes " On the 28th August 1793 Lt. Robins was sent into Toulon in a six oared cutter with a Flag of Truce bearing a peremptory verbal communication from the Bristish Com.-in Chief (Lord Hood) to French Admiral St. Julien on board 'Le Commerce de Bordeaux' to Land the Powder from the French Ships of War and remove them into the inner harbour immediately as they would be fired upon as an enemy.....immediately after Toulon was occupied by the combined British and Spanish Forces, and from Lieut. Robins knowledge of the French language he was employd at the arsenal at Toulon and was very useful in attending the issuing of stores.....". THOMAS LOWTON ROBINS, Jr. (for whom see O'Byrne 'Naval Biographical Dictionary' London: John Murray, 1849). His permit to travel, printed form filled out by hand, in French, giving Lieut. Robins a "Prisonnier de Guerre Anglaise" permission to travel from Verdun, signed by the Commander du Depot des Prisonniers de Guerre Anglaise and dated Feb. 18th 1812. Also signed by Robins; torn into several pieces with some loss. Contained in a small crimson morocco wallet with flap, lettered in gilt "Mr. Robins, Lieut de Vaiss, No. 1009". Robins had been present at the battle of Trafalgar, as a Master's Mate on board the 'Victory' and for his conduct on that occasion was created a Lieutenant of the 'Victory' by a commission dated 22 Oct. 1805. Also a folio sheet, printed and filled out by hand, informing Commander T. L. Robins that his son Edward Berry Robins is "to be 1st Class Volunteer on board His Majesty's Schooner 'Pickle' at Devonport". 24th Nov. 1830. EDWARD BERRY ROBINS: Certificate of passing as a Purser, printed form filled out by hand, signed by the captain of the 'Inconstant' & three pursars. 19th July 1839. Folio, split on one fold. Together with his appointment as Pursar on board H.M. Sloop 'Racer'. Two sides folio with conjugate blank, signed by Sir Thomas Harvey, Vice Admiral of the White and Commander-in-Chief of Her Majesty's ships and vessels employed and to be employed on the North American and West India Station. Printed heading. Dated Quebec 28th Sept. 1840. Also a tstimonial for Robins signed by Captain Henderson of H.M.S. 'Victory' dated 11th June 1843 and another testimonial, this signed by the captain of H.M. Steam Sloop 'Cormoraunt', 11th March 1851.

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        Observations on Smoky Chimneys, their causes and cure; with considerations on fuel and stoves. Illustrated with proper figures

      London: I. and J. Taylor, 1793. 8vo. (8 x 5 1/4 inches). 2 engraved folding plates. Disbound. Housed in a red chemise and red morocco-backed slipcase. Third London edition of Franklin's celebrated work on smoky chimneys. American building suffered from the defect of its virtues. New homes were made so tightly, the joints and doors so true, that an insufficient amount of air was available to move the smoke up the chimney. The work is a wonderful illustration of Franklin's ability to blend scientific principles with practical observations and remedies. The epistolary work was originally published in the Transactions of the American Philosophical Society (vol 2, 1786, pp. 1--36) and first appeared in book form in Philadelphia the same year. Three editions were published in England between 1787 and 1793. The present edition contains an additional letter to Benjamin Franklin from Thomas Ruston, Philadelphia, dated January 12, 1786. Ford 377.

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        An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island

      London,: John Stockdale,, 1793.. Quarto, with 17 engraved plates, folding maps and charts, list of subscribers; one map with old repair to fold line, minor toning to frontispiece and title; an excellent copy bound in period-style calf, spine gilt in compartments; the often cropped date on the title-page intact. First edition of Hunter's Journal: a foundation book of Australian coastal exploration which, together with Phillip's account, gives the first charting of Sydney Harbour. Captain John Hunter was appointed second captain of HMS Sirius under Phillip for the voyage to Botany Bay. Once in New South Wales he was actively engaged in surveying and exploration, and only left for England in late 1791 after the loss of the Sirius at Norfolk Island while under his command. He spent the next few years in England, where he wrote the Journal.Hunter gives an excellent account of many activities, particularly exploration and the settlement at Norfolk Island, which are treated more cursorily by the other First Fleet chroniclers. The engraved plates and maps, many of the latter from original cartography by Hunter, Dawes and Bradley, are very fine. Of particular note is the plate View of the settlement on Sydney Cove, after a sketch by Hunter which is the earliest depiction of the town of Sydney.Crittenden, 'A Bibliography of the First Fleet', 110; Ferguson, 152; Hill, 857; Wantrup, 13.

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        The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America. Together with The Psalter or Psalms of David

      New-York: Printed by Hugh Gaine, by Direction of the General Convention, 1793. Leather Bound. Very Good +. 4 x 5 3/4 inches. 12mo. Alternating 12 and 6 leaf quires: a (12 leaves) + b (6 leaves) + A(12) + B(6) + C(12) + D(6) + E(12) + F(6) + G(12) + H(6) + I(12) + K6 + L(12) + M(6) + N(12) + O(6) + P(12) + Q(6) + R(12) + S(6) + T(6) + U(12) + X(12) + Y(6) + Z(12) + Aa(6) + Bb(12) + Cc(6) + Dd(12) + Ee(6) + Ff(4) + 1 rfep. Occasional staining but very clean for period. Title page with contemporary ownership inscription of Susannah Prosser dated 1793, embossed library stamp of Episcopal Theological School Library and chipping losses to margin. Prosser family record and expected library markings on verso of title. Lacking K1, T6, U1 and F1 - F4. L12 and M1 torn. Contemporary ink notes in Psalms and ink marking in Hymns. Printed in two columns. Griffiths 1793/11. Bound with: The Whole Book of Psalms in Metre; with Hymns, Suited to the Feasts and Fasts of the Church, and Other Occasions of Public Worship. New-York: Printed by Hugh Gaine, 1793. 166 [of 171] numbered pages + 1 rfep. Lacks title page and last pages of hymns and four page index. Not in ESTC, although noted. See ESTCW4409. Ffep with ownership inscription of Stephen Hall dated 1793. Bound in full black straight grain leather with red spine label containing title and date in gilt lettering. An excellent copy of this scarce third printing of the American BCP (after 1790 and 1791) and the first edition of the American BCP to include the ordinal.

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        The Book of Common Prayer, and administration of the sacraments ... according to the use of the Church of England; together with the Psalter, or Psalms of David, pointed as they are to be sung or said in churches

      Oxford : printed at the Clarendon Press, by W. Jackson and W. Dawson, printers to the University, 1793. 1793 edition. Physical description. : [312] p ; 15 cm ; Notes: Bound with A companion to the altar and Sternhold & Hopkins metrical Psalms. Subject: Church of England - Book of Common Prayer. Notes: Referenced by: ESTC : t182631. Very good copy in gilt-blocked full red aniline calf with gilt decorated border to front and rear boards. Inner gilt dentelles. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age with gilt-tooling to spine. Marble endpapers with all-edges-gilt. Remains quite well-preserved overall: Internally tight, bright, clean and strong. Provenance: From the library of Eric George Hatfield Moody with his personalized bookplate to front pastedown.

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        History of the Government of the Island of Newfoundland With an Appendix Containing the facts of the Acts of Parliament made Respecting the Trade and Fishery

      London : J. Sewell, Cornhill; J. Debrett, Piccadilly; and J. Downes, 1793 . 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Presentation copy. SIGNED BY AUTHOR, JOHN REEVES! "For Mr. Wright with The Author's Compliments" A quite rare first edition thus. [8],167,[5],cxvip. ; 8vo. Leather binding. 167 pages, plus 116-page appendix. 22.5cm x 14cm x 2cm (8.75" x 5.5" x 0.75"). With half tile page. P.122 misnumbered 121. No plates or illustrations. Marbled paper edges. Rebound some time ago with with new spine and label. Top and bottom of spine on outside starting to split less than an inch down and more so on the right side. On both end papers, brown tape showing. Corners bumped. Previous owners exlibris book plates. With noted above, still overall a very good and attractive copy., Bookplates of Edmundi Fitz Moore and William Garnett (Lancaster). The Garnetts were an important family in Lancaster, and originally held the position of Official Forester of Lancaster. (British Authors Before 1800)., " In April 1793 Reeves completed his famous History of the government of the island of Newfoundland, the first comprehensive account of the island's past. In keeping with his own experience, he focused on "the struggles and vicissitudes of two contending interests. Ð The planters and inhabitants on the one hand, who, being settled there, needed the protection of a government and police, with the administration of justice: and the adventurers and merchants on the other; & who, originally carrying on the fishery from this country, and visiting that island only for the season, needed no such protection for themselves, and had various reasons for preventing its being afforded to the others." The dialectic thus posed was to be examined over and over again in the historiography of Newfoundland. In 1978 Keith Matthews argued that Reeves's work, the "first published identification of the West Country merchants with villainy, had been read and broadly accepted by every recent historian." quoted from Peter Neary.& & Copies located in UBC, NFLD Art & Culture Centre, Acadia U, Queens U, RMC, LAC(3), LofParl., (2 copies), Bibliotheque de Montréal, and Bibliotheque et Archives nationales du Québec and British Library. Most interesting enough, do not have the two plates called for.

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        Vier geheim verborgene Silhouetten von ausserordentlicher Aehnlichkeit des unglücklichen Königs und der Königin von Frankreich nebst dem König und der Königin von England.

      O. O., [wohl 1793]. - Kupferstich, 130 x 100 mm. Vexierbild mit den Silhouetten von Ludwig XVI. und Marie Antoinette (gebildet aus einem Schlangenknäuel, das die Bourbonenlilie auffrisst) sowie denen von George III. und Königin Charlotte (aus einem gekrönten Rosenkelch). - Montagespuren verso. Etwas fleckig. Hennin 11755.

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        The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America: Together with The Psalter or Psalms of David

      New-York: Printed by Hugh Gaine, by direction of the General Convention, 1793. First edition. Leather Bound. Very Good +. 3 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches; 1 ffep, then alternating 12 and 6 leaf quires: a (12 leaves) + b (6 leaves) + A(12) + B(6) + C(12) + D(6) + E(12) + F(6) + G(12) + H(6) + I(12) + K6 + L(12) + M(6) + N(12) + O(6) + P(12) + Q(6) + R(12) + S(6) + T(6) + U(12) + X(12) + Y(6) + Z(12) + Aa(6) + Bb(12) + Cc(6) + Dd(12) + Ee(6) + Ff(4) + 1 rfep. Printed in two columns. Griffiths 1793/11. Bound with: The Whole Book of Psalms in Metre; with Hymns, Suited to the Feasts and Fasts of the Church, and Other Occasions of Public Worship. New-York: Printed by Hugh Gaine, 1793. 171 numbered pages + 2 leaves (Index) + 1 rfep. Not in ESTC, although noted. See ESTCW4409. Ffep with ownership inscription of Stephen Hall dated 1793. Occasional staining but very clean for period. Bound in modern full straight grained black calf with red spine label bearing gilt title and date. An excellent copy of this scarce third printing of the American BCP (after 1790 and 1791) and the first edition of the American BCP to include the ordinal.

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

      London: G.G.J. and J. Robinson. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION of one of the most important political tracts of the 18th century. "The Enquiry was, and remained, the work by which [Godwin] was best known. It was one of the earliest, the clearest, and most absolute theoretical expositions of socialist and anarchist doctrine. Godwin believed that the motives of all human action were subject to reason, that reason taught benevolence, and that therefore all rational creatures could live in harmony without laws and institutions. Believing in the perfectibility of man, he thought that our virtues and vices may be traced to the incidents which make the history of our lives, and if these incidents could be divested of every improper tendency, vice would be extirpated from the world" (Printing and the Mind of Man, 234). London: G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1793. Quarto, early three-quarters vellum over marbled boards. Two volumes. Without half-titles. Internally clean, boards with minor wear. A very handsome copy in early vellum.

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      Boston. 1793.. Two volumes. 696; [4],520,*521-*528,521- 552pp. plus one plate and ten folding maps. Antique-style three-quarter calf and marbled boards. Light scattered foxing and soiling. Jedidiah Morse (1761-1826) was a noted clergyman and an important contributor to geographical publications, considered the "father of American Geography." In 1797 he published THE AMERICAN GAZETTEER, which went through several editions. "During their author's lifetime the Morse geographies virtually monopolized their field in the United States" - DAB. Morse published his AMERICAN GEOGRAPHY in 1789, which was well- received. "Morse began to revise his book as soon as it was published. He also expanded it to include the eastern hemisphere in a second volume, against the advice of some of his colleagues. The revision was published in 1793 as THE AMERICAN UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHY, with volume one on the United States and volume two on the rest of the world. Within two years the new book had sold 6,000 copies of volume one and 4,500 of volume two" - ANB. EVANS 25847. RINK 268. WHEAT & BRUN 19, 153, 168, 438, 494, 686, 706, 758, 844, 873.

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        Imastasirut'iwn baroyakan.

      Venice, St. Lazarus / Anton Bortoli, 1793. - 8vo. X, 804 pp. With woodcut title vignette. Contemp. calf with giltstamped cover borders and giltstamped red label to gilt spine. Marbled pastedowns. All edges gilt. First Armenian edition of Tesauro's "La filosofia morale" (Turin 1670), the scholar's widely received system of moral philosophy. Translated by Vrt‘anes Askerean. - Ms. Armenian ownership to flyleaf. Spine-ends damaged. Strong worming throughout. OCLC lists a single copy in the University of Michigan Library. Nersessian 235. Voskanian 880. Hakob Meghapart project 898. OCLC 43981376. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Webster Promotes the Sale of His Noted Books He is rather sarcastic about the works of his competitors

      Webster Promotes the Sale of & His Noted Books.& & He is rather sarcastic about & the works of his competitors.& & Noah Webster thought that Americans should be taught from American books, so he wrote a three volume compendium, A Grammatical Institute of the English Language. The work consisted of a speller, a grammar, and a reader. His goal was to provide a uniquely American approach to training children. Relying on his own experiences as a teacher, Webster made the Speller elegantly simple and gave an orderly presentation of words and the rules of spelling and pronunciation. Slowly he Americanized spelling. In December 1793, he turned his attention to journalism and founded New York's first daily newspaper, The American Minerva. In 1806, he published his first dictionary, and the following year he began writing an expanded and comprehensive dictionary - his great opus, the American Dictionary of the English Language, which would take twenty-seven years to complete. Interested in religion, Webster released his own edition of The Bible in 1833, based on his own translations. Here he critiques the works of his competitors, expresses his concern for how the sales of his books are going, and arranges for an agent to receive a supply.& & Autograph Letter Signed, New Haven, Conn., March 31, 1842, to Samuel Parker, a Congregational minister famed as a missionary to the Indians in the American west, who was married to Webster's niece. An author himself, Parker was apparently assisting Webster in the sale of his books. "I have lately received from Mrs. Parker five dollars on account of my books sold, & ten I received last winter. It was not for money that I wrote to you for a statement of books sold, but to ascertain the condition of things. The bearer of this, I expect, will be the Rev. Smith Dayton of the Methodist connection who is very much my friend. He has been many years a teacher & is now engaged for a few days in spreading my books: The Bible, large & small; The Testament, large & small; the History, Manual & Grammar. I suppose he can do nothing for me in Tompkins County, but perhaps he may. You will give him your advice.& & The Deputy Superintendant of Schools in Herkimer has recommended [Charles W.] Sanders' Spelling Book & other books. I am surprised at this, if anything, in these times, could surprise me. The critical state of public affairs & the wretched state of money is all against me, & probably against you, but I see no present remedy. If Mr. Dayton shall want any of the books of mine in your possession, please to deliver them to him. We are in comfortable health & Mrs. W joins me in love to Mrs. Parker & her daughter." On the verso, Webster, an advocate of American spellers and grammars, adds a rather sarcastic note about an American newspaper's laudatory notice on the new speller put out by an Englishman, Lyman Cobb. "I see Cobb's new spelling book is highly praised in the New York Sun. I have not yet seen it.We have a great many such books & all are the best." A fascinating letter of Webster dealing with his famous books, including his speller and grammar, and the first letter of his that we have had.

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        Journal of the Assembly of the State of New York; Sixteenth Session (1792-1793)

      Printed by Francis Childs and John Swaine Printers to the State New York: Printed by Francis Childs and John Swaine, Printers to the State. 1793. First. First edition. Proceedings from November 6, 1792 - March 12, 1793. Folio. Unbound and untrimmed as issued in folded sheets: 16, 19-247pp., with a title vignette of the state seal. Lacks the folded leaf, else complete. A chip to the bottom of the title affecting the right third of the imprint, the last leaf is creased, else good with three small stitching holes in the left margin of the folded folio sheets (the first two gatherings only are neatly separated along the fold). Very scarce in the trade. Evans 25900, ESTC W33250. .

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      Published by T. & J. Egerton, 1793. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Ireland, Samuel. Very good condition with no wrapper. Picturesque Views on the River Medway, From the Nore to the Vicinity of its Source in Sussex With Observations on the Public Buildings and Other Works of Art in its Neighbourhood. Full brown diced calf binding, gilt titles and bands to spine. 28 attractive sepia aquatints plus b/w map. 206 pages, marbled endpapers and edges. Book: book plate to front pastedown, all plates present. A lovely copy. [S]

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