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        The Botanical Magazine; or, Flower Garden displayed, Curtis's Botanical Magazine; or, Flower Garden displayed

      London: printed by Stephen Couchman, published by Sherwood, Neely, & Jones [and others], 1793-1804. Volumes I-XX in ten volumes, octavo. (9 1/16 x 5 9/16 inches). 786 engraved plates (1 uncoloured, 785 hand-coloured [3 of these folding], by Sansom and others, after Sydenham Edwards and others. Contemporary red straight-grained half morocco, spines in five compartments with semi-raised bands, the bands flanked by gilt rules, lettered in the second compartment, the volume numbers in the fourth. A fine set of the first 20 volumes from the oldest illustrated botanical periodical still in production. "The reputation of the Magazine has always resided in the accuracy of its portrayal of plants. This pictorial record of garden and greenhouse plants from the temperate and tropical regions of the world has no rival.." (Desmond p.7) William Curtis had witnessed from personal experience that his clients refused to buy folio pictures of unassuming plants (vide. his Flora Londinensis) but he felt that they would subscribe to an octavo work which pictured the showy plants that filled their gardens: from this premise was born the Botanical Magazine in February 1787. The work was immediately successful, was published throughout the 19th and 20th centuries and is still produced to this day. The main glory of the Botanical Magazine has always been the coloured plates. Many of the greatest British botanical illustrators of the last two hundred years have had worked published in this periodical: the majority of the earliest plates are by Sydenham Edwards; other artists who followed in his footsteps include James Sowerby, John Curtis, William Jackson Hooker and, for much of the second half of the 19th century, Walter Hood Fitch. In the 20th century the great tradition was continued by Lilian Snelling, Margaret Stones and others. Ray Desmond A Celebration of Flowers Two hundred years of Curtis's botanical Magazine (Kew: 1987); Great Flower Books p. 83; Nissen BBI 2350; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 1290

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        Historia del Nuevo-Mundo escribíala D. Juan Baut. Muñoz. Tomo I. [All published]

      Madrid: Por La Viuda de Ibarra, 1793. First edition. Full contemporary tan calf, red morroco lettering piece and gilt bands on spine, marbled endpapers. Lacking the portrait of Columbus and the folding map, binding scuffed, free front end-paper torn at top inner margin, first blank torn at bottom edge, but otherwise contents every clean and bright. Sm. 4to. Though it "...was undertaken by the especial order of Charles the Third, who demanded of its author a complete history of the Spanish discoveries and conquests in America," (Ticknor: History of Spanish Literature, III, p.305) there was much opposition to the work -only the King's intervention led to this first volume being printed at all- while further volumes, to carry the work beyond 1500, were never published. "A large portion of the volume we have, is devoted to narrations of the character of the Indians, and their treatment by Columbus, which Munoz declares to have been eminently humane, although he early countenanced, and even directed, their reduction to slavery," (Field, Indian Bibliography, p. 286). Lacks both the portrait of Columbus and the rear map. Sabin 51343. Palau 185098. LCP. Afro-Americana 6917. Medina: BHA 5581. Leclerc 1050. Bibliografia Colombina IV: 930.

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        The Seasons. With his Life, and Glossary, A Dedication to the Earl of Buchan, and Notes to the Seasons by Percival Stockdale

      London. for A.Hamilton, 1793, 1793. First Stockdale edition. Octavo, elegantly bound in contemporary tree calf with twin morocco title labels, engraved portrait frontispiece, engraved title and 4 plates, vignettes, bookplate, 20th century clipping on Thomson on preliminary blank, slight wear to joints, overall an excellent copy.

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        Shakespeare Illustrated by an assemblage of Portraits and Views;

      London: printed by G. Sidney,, [1793?]. with Biographical Anecdotes Of the different Persons, and Descriptions of Places mentioned: Adapted to the whole series of that Author's Dramas. To which are added Portraits of Actors, Editors, &c. Arranged, with Directions for their Insertion in any Edition. 2 volumes, octavo (214 × 130 mm). Contemporary blue straight-grained morocco, smooth spines divided into compartments by thick gilt rules with thin gilt rules either side, four compartments filled with massed drawer-handle tools in gilt, gilt lettered in second compartment and numbered in fifth, additional ornamental roll in gilt at foot; sides with blind roll border enclosed either side by two-line rules in gilt, gilt circlets in corners; turn-ins ruled around in gilt with an ornamental roll, plain green endpapers, gilt edges. With a pair of contemporary fore-edge paintings under the gilt signed with the initials "J.E." and dated 1799, the first a view of Stratford-on-Avon (the river in the foreground), the second a village street with duck pond and Elizabethan cottages. Rosebery bookplate in vol. I, though evidently removed from another volume; ownership inscriptions dated 1849 and a contemporary letter tipped-in falsely claiming that the set was bought at the Heber sale and that the paintings are by John Edwards. Rubbed in places, the plates generally browned, a good copy. First edition, with a pair of contemporary fore-edge paintings. The book was the first collaboration of the artist and publisher Silvester Harding and his younger brother Edward, who had set up a book and print-seller's shop in Fleet Street in 1786. The work was published in 1789-93, consisting of 150 plates, issued in 30 numbers. The printed title is undated, but the book has an additional engraved title with the Hardings' imprint dated 1793. In 1792 the Hardings moved to 102 Pall Mall, the same address as the London office of Edwards of Halifax. John Edwards is credited as the artist who created some of the famous Edwards of Halifax painted vellum bindings, but he died in Paris in 1793, so the fore-edge paintings here cannot be his work. Given the proximity of the two firms, it is tempting to think that the Hardings deliberately copied the successful products of their northern rivals.

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        Acts Passed at the First Session of the Congress of the United States of America: Begun and Held at the City of New-York, on Wednesday the Fourth of March, in the Year MDCCLXXXIX (1789), and of the Independence of the United states, the Thirteenth, Volume I

      Philadelphia: E. Oswald. 1793. First edition. Hardcover. Good. Volume 1 only. 1793. Hardcover, original full calf binding, 8vo., chipped leather title label on spine. 375 pp. + table of contents and index. Good copy. Faint foxing to about half of the pages; unmarked text. Both the front and rear fly leaf are also detached, but present. The text block is securely bound. Heavy scuffing to the leather boards, with shallow loss along the hinges. Missing bottom inch of the spine leather; chipping to crown of spine; chipping to spine label. Both boards are detached, but present. A very rare book and a great candidate for rebinding.

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        Oriental Repertory - [2 Volumes Complete]. Includes Tracts and Essays on Eastern Geography, History, and Manners, with a Selection from the Mahabharata, Translated by Sir Charles Wilkins and a List of East India Company Directors

      London: Printed By George Bigg And London, Printed By W. Ballintine [1793-1808], 1808. 2nd issue [1808]. With the unpublished material for vol. 2 part 5 added but continuing the pagination and register from the first issue. Referenced by: ESTC t144414. Physical desc. : 2 v. , plates : maps [all present]; 33 cm (4? ) Subjects; Commerce - Asia - History & Oriental literature -Translations into English - 18th century - Periodicals - Early works to 1800. Margins wormed with some stain toning. Finely and period sympathetically bound in full, modern aniline calf. Raised bands with contrasting title and volume-number labels. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Sketches from Nature, Taken and Coloured, in a Journey to Margate / Published from the Original Designs by George Keate

      [Boston] : Printed At The Apollo Press In Boston, For David West ...,, 1793. First American from the fourth London edition. Description: 285, [3] p. (last leaf blank) , [1] leaf of plates : 1 ill. (engraving) ; 17 cm. (12mo) . Subjects: Margate (England) --Description and travel--Early works to 1800. Notes: Signatures: A-U6 W6 X-Z6. References: Evans 25680. Full contemporary tree calf, very good. Spine labeled with gilt-blocked red Morocco lab. Minor rubbing and dulling to the spine bands and panel extremities as with age. An uncommonly well-preserved example; scans etc. On request.

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        History of Quadrupeds

      B & J White 1793. later edition. Hardback. Near Fine/No Jacket. Third Edition 1793 2 volumes {complete} engraved vignette titles and plates (complete with 113 total). Occasional marginal spotting, else a fine copy re-bound by Smiths of Norwich in full tan calf with 5 raised bands and gilt titling. Very handsome.

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        The Law of Nations : Or, Principles of the Law of Nature: Applied to the Conduct and Affairs of Nations and Sovereigns. .. / by M. De Vattel. Translated from the French. [Droit Des Gens. English]

      London : Printed For G. G. J. And J. Robinson; And Whieldon And Butterworth, 1793. New edition, corrected. Physical desc. : lvi, 444 [i. E.454]p : 8vo. [Pp.449-454 are misnumbered 439-444]. Subject: War (International law) - International law and relations - Early works to 1800. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson

      London,, 1793.. Quarto, folding map, early owner's name on title-page and some very scattered foxing, but less offset than usual; a fine copy in full tree calf gilt. A most attractive copy of the first edition of one of the scarcest First Fleet accounts. The second of Tench's two books, this brings his account down to the end of the first four years of settlement in an 'accurate, well-written and acutely observed account of the earliest years of Australia's colonization' (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 '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 'Travelling Diaries in New South Wales'. The interest of the 1793 volume is further enhanced by the fine folding engraved 'Map of the hitherto explored Country, Contiguous to Port Jackson: Laid down from Actual Survey' which records the results of early exploration around the settled areas' (Wantrup).This copy is bound without the list of subscribers.Crittenden, 'A Bibliography of the First Fleet', 238; Ferguson, 171; not in the catalogue of the Hill collection; Wantrup , 16.

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        Fables

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

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        Elementos De Cirurgia Ocular Offerecidos a Sua Alteza Real o Senhor D. Joao Principe Do Brazil

      Lisboa: Na Officina De Simao Thaddeo Ferreira, 1793. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. viii, 279 pages. 2 engraved plates (of 3), both illustrating ophthalmic instruments, 1 folding. Last page of text (index) carefully repaired. Full leather, lower corners bumped and joints rubbed. Several scuffs to leather reaffixed. Previous owner signature at bottom of title page. Bright and clean internally. 'Often described as the first Portuguese textbook of ophthalmology, this treatise was not an original work but rather an acknowledged translation of two standard works on the eye.' (Becker 323) 'This textbook on ophthalmic surgery is based on Plench's Doctrina de morbis oculorum(1777), with some improvements and additional observations' the theoretical introduction draws freely on Deshais-Gendron's Traite des maladies des yeux et des moyens et operations propres a leur guerison (1770)' (Albert, Sourcebook of Ophthalmology, 2006).

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson. Three volume set. Associate copy

      London: Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly. G : in good condition without dust jackets as issued. Minor rubbing and wear to boards - volume 2 with sm. area of loss to leather on front board. Previous owner's inscriptions to feps. Corner tear to pp17-18 (vol 1) with no loss to text. Ink dedication laid-in to volume 1. 1793. Second Edition revised and augmented. Full leather covers. xxxvi, 603pp, 34pp, 711pp :: Engraved frontis plate of Samuel Johnson after Joshua Reynolds (volume 1); folding plates (volume 2 and to rear of volume 3) :: 200mm x 150mm (8" x 6") :: First octavo edition of Boswell's 'Life of Johnson'. Published April 3rd 1793 Second Edition, second state: v.1 p.135 line 10 states 'give' as in corrected version. Front endpaper of volume 1 with pasted copperplate inscription relating to Francis Barber, Dr. Johnson's manservant and heir: 'Francis Barber the faithful valued black son of Dr Samuel Johnson who died in the infirmary of Stafford February 13th 1801' Previous owner's name (John Darlington) and date of 1853 to feps .

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        Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., The

      1793. First Octavo EditionWith Material Not Found in the First Quarto EditionBOSWELL, James. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order; a Series of His Epistolary Correspondence and Conversations with Many Eminent Persons; and Various Original Pieces of His Composition, Never Before Published. The Whole Exhibiting a View of Literature and Literary Men in Great Britain, for Near Half a Century, During Which He Flourished. In Three Volumes. The Second edition, Revised and Augmented. London: Printed by Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, 1793. Second (first octavo) edition, revised and augmented, with Boswell's Advertisement to the Second Edition and his Additions to Dr. Johnson's Life not found in the first edition of 1791. Three octavo volumes (8 3/16 x 5 in; 208 x 125 mm). [2], xviii, xxii, xxiv-xxxix, [1], 603, [1, blank]; [2], 634; [2], 711, [1, blank] pp. With portrait frontispiece to volume one; folding Round Robin plate to volume two (opposite p. 450); and folding facsimile plate of Johnson autograph examples at rear of volume three.Contemporary tree calf. With the armorial bookplates of John Curtis Haywood to the front pastedown endpapers. An occasional contemporary margin note or underlining. An occasional few spots of foxing. Stain to upper margin of pp. 515-552 in volume one. Volume one joints, spine head and tail near invisibly repaired. Volumes two and three expertly rebacked with original backstrip laid down. A very good copy.Pottle 81.

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        [A series of four views in the English/ Scottish border country]

      London: F. Jukes, 20 March 1793. Aquatint engravings, coloured by hand, by Francis Jukes. 15 3/4 x 23 3/4 inches approx. 21 3/4 x 32 3/4 inches approx. A lovely set of large early Romantic views of the border region The plates are titled: 1. 'View of Jedburgh Abbey'; 2. 'View of the Town and Bridge of Berwick'; 3. 'View of Berwick upon Tweed'; 4. 'View of Dryborough Abbey and the Elden-Hills'. Created for an English audience, they reflect a new admiration for the beauties of Scotland and for pre- industrialized regions generally. Francis Jukes advanced the art of printed landscape considerably with his beautifully colored views of ruined abbeys, desolate seashores and expansive valley vistas, enunciating the longing to "return to Nature" that found expression in the work of Wordsworth and others at just this time. Charles Catton, the elder, was born in Norwich 'one of a family of thirty-five children, was apprenticed to a London coach-painter, and found time also for some study in the St. Martin's Lane academy. He is chiefly known as a landscape and animal painter, but he had a good knowledge of the figure... Somewhat early in life he became a member of the Society of Artists, and exhibited various pictures in its galleries from 1760 to 1764. He shone in his own profession... [and he] received the appointment of coach-painter to George III, and was one of the foundation members of the Royal Academy. In 1784 he was master of the Company of Painter-Stainers. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from its foundation to the year of his death, sending altogether a large number of works.' (DNB). Charles Catton, the younger, 'travelled considerably in England and Scotland making sketches, of which some were afterwards engraved and published. He was known as a scene- painter, and also as a topographical draughtsman... At the Royal Academy he exhibited thirty-seven times altogether from 1776 to 1800. In the latter year he was living at Purley. In 1804 he left this country for America, and settled in a farm upon the Hudson with his two daughters and a son. There he lived until his death, painting occasionally.' (DNB). The watercolour from which these prints come were almost certainly commissioned from the Cattons by Steuart and Jukes, with the latter publishing the prints. Francis Jukes (1745-1812) 'was born at Martley, Worcestershire, in 1745. He was chiefly engaged in engraving or etching topographical prints, but subsequently devoted himself to engraving in aquatint. By careful perseverance Jukes brought this art almost to perfection, his principal productions being coloured by hand.' (DNB).

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        JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY, LOWER-CANADA

      Quebec. 1793-1817.. Twenty-four volumes. Later brown cloth, red and black gilt morocco labels. Printed in alternating English and French. Slight wear to and moderate soiling on covers. Occasional foxing. First view leaves of first volume torn along lower blank margin. Occasional old institutional markings. Overall very good. A large and impressive archive of Canadian laws. In an effort to pacify the disparate French and British populations of Canada, the Constitutional Act of 1791 divided Canada in two. Upper Canada was primarily populated by Loyalist emigrants of the American Revolution, while the citizenry of Lower Canada, which included Quebec, was mostly of French descent. These are the laws of Lower Canada, printed in English and French. Though the first volume appeared in 1793, it includes material from the first session of the first Parliament, held in December 1792. The series continued till 1836. "Public accounts are included in the early numbers of the Journals, and from 1809 to 1835-36 Sessional papers are published as appendices to the Journals" - TPL. Present here is a complete run from its inception to 1813, with an additional volume for 1817. The twenty- third, twenty-fourth, and twenty fifth volumes are lacking. Scarce. OCLC locates only six complete runs. A prime resource for the study of Canadian legal history. TPL 640. SABIN 10491. OCLC 11820245, 48957532. TRÉMAINE 835.

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        Dudley Castle... Le Chateau de Dudley

      Wolverhampton & London: R.Paddy and F.Jukes, 10 September 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. 16 5/8 x 23 1/4 inches. 21 7/8 x 32 5/16 inches. 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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        Principles and observations applied to the manufacture and inspection of pot and pearl ashes

      Boston: Isaiah Thomas & Ebenezer T. Andews, 1793. 8vo. (8 5/8 x 5 1/4 inches). 48pp. Partially unopened. (Chips to title without loss to text, small clipped portions at head of terminal two leaves without loss to text). Stitched self-wrappers. [With:] Small archive of manuscript material relating to Townsend's service as an Inspector of pot ash, including a document signed by John Hancock. Comprised of: 1) Autograph document signed by Samuel Danforth, attesting that he is personally acquainted with Dr. David Townsend and that Townsend "is well acquainted with the principles of Chemistry in general and that from his particular application, he is well qualified to execute the business of a Assay of Pot & Pearl Ashes." Boston, 16 June 1791. 1 p. 2) Manuscript document signed by Justice of the Peace Samuel Bannett, attesting that Dr. David Townsend has "made oath that he would faithfully perform the duties of the Office of Inspector of Pot Ashes & Pearl Ashes to which he is appointed..." 16 July 1791. 1 p., lower blank portion of sheet clipped. 3) Manuscript document signed by John Hancock, as Governor of Massachusetts, an act concerning the fees for inspecting pot and pearl ashes. Boston, 26 March 1793. 1 1/4 pp. 4) Manuscript contemporary true copy of the above by John Avery Jr. 5) Manuscript document signed by N. Goodale, Clerk of the District of Massachusetts, acknowledging that David Townsend has registered the title of his "Principles and observations applied to the manufacture and inspection of pot and pearl ashes". 10 November [1793]. 1p. Paper covered wax seal. 6) Autograph letter signed from Samuel Eliot to David Townsend, thanking him for sending a copy of his pamphlet "which as far as I can judge must be greatly serviceable to the manufacturing & commercial interests of the State..." 29 May 1796. 1 p. Scarce early American work on the manufacture of potash with an interesting related archive of manuscript material concerning the author, including a document signed by John Hancock. In the mid-18th century, the manufacture of potash became a burgeoning cottage industry. Potash, a mineral rich substance derived from leeching, boiling and distilling burned out ashes from wood and plants, was used extensively in the colonies to make soap, glass and gunpowder and was also an important fertilizer. In 1790, the very first U.S. patent was issued to Samuel Hopkins for an improved furnace in manufacturing potash, attesting to its importance. The United States would be the world's leading producer of potash into the mid-19th century. This rare pamphlet by Townsend, the Inspector of Pot and Pearl Ashes for Massachusetts, reviews the various manufacturing processes in the early period. Townsend graduated from Harvard College in 1770 and studied medicine under General Joseph Warren. At the Battle of Bunker Hill, he accompanied Warren as surgeon in Bunner's regiment. During the war, he was commissioned surgeon to the sixth regiment of foot, commanded by Colonel Asa Whitcomb and later was senior surgeon to the General Hospital, Northern department. He served with the Continental army under Washington during the harsh winter at Valley Forge. On October 9, 1781, he was made surgeon-general of the hospital department. For many years and up to the time of death he was physician in charge of the U. S. Marine Hospital in Chelsea, Massachusetts. Dr. Townsend was an active member of the Massachusetts Medical Society from 1785 to 1824, when he retired. Following the Revolution, Townsend was one of the charter members of the Society of the Cincinnati, being secretary of the Massachusetts chapter from 1817 to 1821, vice-president from 1821 to 1825 and president from 1825 to 1829. Evans 26270; Rink, Technical Americana 3169; Sabin 96377.

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        The Geographical Magazine, or New System of Geography

      London - Harrison and Co., 1793 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A rare copy of this early geographical work, featuring beautifully illustrated maps throughout. With thirteen engraved plates of views, including a frontispiece and thirteen folding maps. Maps are by 18th century geographer J. Bayly, who also created the singularly published maps A new map of Poland, A new map of the West Indies and A new world map. William Fordyce Mavorwas acompiler of educational works, who occasionally wrote under the pseudonym William Frederick Martyn. In 1808Mavor was elected mayor of Woodstock, and served the office ten times. However his success came from his work on educational books, many of which, particularly The English Spelling Book, 1801, passed through numerous editions. He also invented a system of shorthand, which he explained in a treatise entitled Universal Stenography. With a red and black title page. Volume two of the original two, focusing on Europe and the European islands. Condition: In contemporary calf binding. Externally,somewhat rubbed with wear to the boards and extremities. Shelfwear to the head and tail of spine. Front board is held by the cords only and rear joint is starting. Internally, generally firmly bound, aside from the first few leaves working loose. Bright and clean throughout, aside from the odd handling mark. Copperplate ink inscriptions to the endpapers. Overall: GOOD.

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        Lucifer And Mammon: An Historical Sketch Of The Past And Present Century With Characters, Anecdotes, &c

      London: J. Owen, No. 168, Piccadilly, And H. D. Symonds, Paternoster-Row, 1793. Book. Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 12mo. 296pp, errata, ads, full old calf and red spine label with gilt lettering, very minor, scattered foxing, ink fleks noted at bottom edge, small water stain at left margin of front endpaper and title-page, ink name at front end paper, corners worn through, extremities worn, hinges creased, front hinge splitting about two inches at bottom, occasional scuffs and scratches provide character, generally clean and bright. A very scarce title with Worldcat / OCLC locating 5 copies..

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        The Life & Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman.

      London: H. Symonds, 1793 - 12mo (6 3/4" x 4 1/4"), two volumes in one, pp.1-316; 1-196, frontispiece for each volume after Hogarth. (Vol.1 comprises the first 5 volumes of the original edition's nine & vol.2 comprises 6 thru 9). Double blanks at front & back. Original full sheep, burgundy lettering piece. Binding strong & solid. Corners a bit bumped, edges & extremities with some natural wear & rubbing. Upper joint just starting about 1" at top. Possible old small repair at top backstrip end. Sheets mostly fresh & clean, occasional foxing or stain. Very good complete copy. Provanance: Early signature of J.L. McMasters. H5286 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die unsichtbare Loge. Eine Biographie

      Bln., Matzdorff 1793.. 2 Bde. XXIV, 392; 2 Bll., 460 S. Mit 1 Titelkupfer v. D. Chodowiecki u. 2 gest. Titelvign. v. Sintzenich. Hellgraue Pbde. d. Zt. m. schwarzen Rückensch. Stärker berieb. Ob. Kap. ausgebrochen. Vors. u. Tit. leicht stockfleckig. Ohne d. beiden letzten Bll. mit d. Druckfehlern. EA. Goed. V, 464, 3; W.-G. II 3; Berend-K. 3a - Erste Ausgabe von Jean Pauls erstem Roman. Voritel mit dem Aufdruck "Mumien". - Das Romanfragment »Die unsichtbare Loge« begründete Jean Pauls eigentümlichen humoristischen Erzählstil, in der Nachfolge L.Sternes und H. Fieldings.

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        Die neuesten Arbeiten des Spartacus und Philo in dem Illuminaten-Orden jetzt zum erstenmal gedruckt, und zur Beherzigung bey gegenwärtigen Zeitläuften herausgegeben

      (Frankfurt, Hermann), 1793.. XII, 172, 84 S. Neuer HLdr. Kloß 3270. Taute 875. Wolfstieg 42956. Van Dülmen, Von Obscuranten und Eudämonisten, 306: "Versucht die Illuminatenverfolgung wieder in Gang zu setzen; repräsentatives Beispiel für die reaktionär-subversive publizistische Tätigkeit Grolmans." - Erste Ausgabe. - Nach der Trennung von Knigge und Weishaupt wird das von Knigge entworfene neue Ritual für die Illuminaten veröffentlicht und dargestellt. Trotz Verbotes nahmen Wirkung und politischer Einfluss des Ordens zu. Die Veröffentlichung dieses Bandes sollte den Orden bekämpfen; Grolmann behauptet sogar, daß die Illuminaten erheblichen Anteil am Ausbruch der Französischen Revolution hatten. Das Buch enthält auch wertvolle Informationen über die Auseinandersetzung mit den Berliner Aufklärern um Nicolai, besonders über das Thema der sog. "Proselytenmacherei". Der 2. Teil enthält eine "Kritische Geschichte der Illuminaten-Grade". "Spartacus" war der Name des Ordensstifters Adam Weishaupt, "Philo" das Pseudonym des Freiherrn von Knigge. - Titel mit Logenstempel. Etwas fleckig und gebräunt.

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        AN ENQUIRY CONCERNING POLITICAL JUSTICE and Its Influence on General Virtue and Happiness

      Dublin: Luke White 1793 1st Irish edition, 1793. . Complete two-volume set of the Dublin edition of this classic work. Published the same year as the London edition. Recently bound in full calf with leather spine labels. Bindings in fine condition; some minor foxing and browning else interior in very good condition. Printing & the Mind of Man #243.

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        Catalogue de la Bibliothèque des Livres de feu l'Abbé Rive, acquise par les Citoyens Chauffard et Colomby

      Mis en ordre par C.F. Achard. xvi, 159 pp.; 128 pp.; 64 pp. Three parts in one vol. 8vo, late 19th cent. green half-morocco & marbled boards, spine gilt. Marseilles: Rochebrun & Mazet, 1793. [bound with]:BARBIER, Antoine Alexandre. [Drop-title]: Notice du Catalogue raisonné des Livres de la Bibliothèque de l'abbé Goujet. 38 pp. 8vo, uncut. N.p.: n.d. [?Paris: 1802 or 03?]. I. The sale (or inventory) catalogue of the library of the prominent bibliographer Rive (1730-91), who, as librarian to the Duc de La Vallière from 1768 to 1780, was instrumental in the formation of what became the finest private library of the 18th century. Rive had a considerable contemporary reputation as a bibliographer but his personality, irascible and querulous, caused him to participate in many controversies, both bibliographical and political. Following his employment with the Duc, Rive became librarian of the famous Méjan Library at Aix-en-Provence. Rive's library was bought by Chauffard, "Juré-Priseur," and the bookseller Colomby in Marseilles. There is some debate whether this is an auction or inventory catalogue. The most precious book in the library, the Gutenberg Bible on paper, lacking two leaves, realized only 60 frs. The catalogue was prepared by Achard (1751-1809), originally a physician who ended his life as a librarian of the City of Marseilles, having published the first catalogue of its library in 1792. Rive's bibliographical collection is described in the third part and contains many wonderful rarities. 2553 lots. II. The scholarly Claude Pierre Goujet (1697-1767), a member of the Oratorian order, formed an important library of about 10,000 books which were auctioned in Paris in the same year as his death. In this work, Barbier, the great librarian, describes the manuscript library catalogue of Goujet's collection which had recently appeared in the sale of Béthune-Charost's library. Barbier had been able to purchase the manuscript catalogue and the present work is a description of its contents, arrangement, etc. Peignot describes this manuscript catalogue as a "trésor d'érudition." Fine uncut copies. Bookplate of Président Sacase. ❧ I. Gustave Brunet, Dictionnaire de Bibliologie Catholique, cols. 556-57. Grolier Club, Printed Catalogues of French Books Auctions...1643-1830, 359-(with the separately printed price list at end). Peignot, p. 121. Pollard & Ehrman no. 214-(stating it is an inventory catalogue). II. Peignot, p. 101. .

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        The United States of North America: with the British Territories and those of Spain, according to the Treaty, of 1784

      [London]: Wm. Faden, Feby. 11th, 1793. Copper-engraved map, with full original colour, in excellent condition apart from repairs to tears in bottom and lower left margins and to center fold. 24 1/8 x 31 1/8 inches. The extremely rare fifth issue of one of the most important early maps of the United States Faden's sequence of maps of the United States represents one of the most important cartographic depictions of the newly independent republic. The present map is the fifth issue of the fourteen total appellations (including the parent plan and thirteen subsequent issues), and is one of the extremely rare first five appellations of this series which almost never appear on the market. The Faden sequence comprises a critical and fascinating series of historical documents regarding the political development of the United States, especially since each issue captures a distinct stage in America's process of transformative change. The present map depicts the United States' boundaries as determined by the Treaty of 1784, when in actuality it is referring to the settlement agreed to at the signing of the Treaty of Paris on September 3rd, 1783, which ended the Revolutionary War. This treaty came into effect in April, 1784. The map is in part based on John Mitchell's A Map of the British and French Dominions in North America (1755) that was used by delegates during the treaty process. While the United States was granted a large territory from the Atlantic to the Mississippi River, and from the northern frontiers of Florida to the Canadian border, this map shows that the settled area of the nation was confined to the former Thirteen Colonies, and the two newly admitted states of Vermont (1791) and Kentucky (1792). Even then, the western boundaries of many of the states, past the Appalachians, are undefined. Although Washington, D.C. was in the process of being laid out, it was not yet built, and is absent from the map. One of the most interesting aspects of the map is its labeling of "Franklinia" or the "New State of Franklin." This refers to an attempt by settlers in the Great Smoky Mountains to secede from North Carolina and to form a new state. From 1785 to 1789, seven of the states of the Union endorsed the plan, but it failed to achieve the required two-thirds support to be admitted as a state at the Constitutional Convention. Various lands in Kentucky and the future Tennessee are shown to be reserved for war veterans from "Virginia" and "North Carolina." Another curious appearance is the name of "Indiana" in what is now West Virginia, but nowhere near the future state of that name. Various areas in the southern Midwest are shown to be owned by private land development companies including the "Wabash" and "Ohio" companies. One such enterprise was headed by "Colonel Simmes [sic]," John Cleves Symmes (1742-1814), an eccentric New Jersey magistrate who later wrote a book which theorized that the interior of the earth was both hollow and inhabitable, and could be entered through the poles. In the same treaty, Spain received possession of Florida from Britain, and the vast Louisiana Territory from France. In the north, although the treaty was supposed to have settled the boundary with Canada from the Great Plains to the Atlantic, a series of geographic misconceptions left the frontier in a nebulous state. Faden elected to present the extreme British conception of the border in northern Maine, and in the northwest, the border was supposed to run west to the source of the Mississippi, when in reality the source was located well to the south. The map also features "The Twenty Leagues Line" located off of the east coast that marked the exclusive maritime jurisdiction of the United States. The composition is completed by an especially finely engraved and coloured title cartouche which depicts scenes of commerce in the prosperous new nation. Stevens & Tree, "Comparative Cartography," 80(e), in Tooley, The Mapping of America; ,not in Phillips.

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        THE UNITED STATES OF NORTH AMERICA: WITH THE BRITISH TERRITORIES AND THOSE OF SPAIN, ACCORDING TO THE TREATY, OF 1784

      London: Wm. Faden, Feb. 11, 1793.. Copper-engraved map, with full original color. Sheet size: 24 1/8 x 31 1/8 inches. In excellent condition. Faden's sequence of maps of the United States represents one of the most important cartographic depictions of the newly independent republic. The present map is the fifth issue of the fourteen total appellations (including the parent plan and thirteen subsequent issues), and is one of the extremely rare first five appellations of this series which almost never appear on the market. The Faden sequence comprises a critical and fascinating series of historical documents regarding the political development of the United States, especially since each issue captures a distinct stage in America's process of transformative change. The present map depicts the United States' boundaries as having been settled by the Treaty of 1784, when in actuality it is referring to the settlement agreed to at the signing of the Treaty of Paris on September 3, 1783, which ended the Revolutionary War. This treaty did not actually come into force until April 1784. This map is based in part on John Mitchell's A MAP OF THE BRITISH AND FRENCH DOMINIONS IN NORTH AMERICA (1755) that was used by delegates during the treaty process. While the United States was granted a large territory from the Atlantic to the Mississippi River, and from the northern frontiers of Florida to the Canadian border, this map shows that the settled area of the nation was confined to the former Thirteen Colonies, and the two newly admitted states of Vermont (1791) and Kentucky (1792). Even then, the western boundaries of many of the states, past the Appalachians, are undefined. Although Washington, D.C. was in the process of being laid out, it was not yet built and is absent from the map. One of the most interesting aspects of the map is its labeling of "Franklinia" or the "New State of Franklin." This refers to an attempt by settlers in the Great Smoky Mountains to secede from North Carolina and to form a new state. From 1785 to 1789 seven of the states of the Union endorsed the plan, but it failed to achieve the required two-thirds support to be admitted as a state at the Constitutional Convention. Various lands in Kentucky and the future Tennessee are shown to be reserved for war veterans from "Virginia" and "North Carolina." Another curious appearance is the name of "Indiana" in what is now West Virginia, but nowhere near the future state of that name. Various areas in the southern Midwest are shown to be owned by private land development companies including the "Wabash" and "Ohio" companies. One such enterprise was headed by "Colonel Simmes" [sic], John Cleves Symmes (1742-1814), an eccentric New Jersey magistrate who later wrote a book which theorized that the interior of the earth was both hollow and inhabitable, and could be entered through the poles. In the same treaty Spain received possession of Florida from Britain, and the vast Louisiana Territory from France. In the north, although the treaty was supposed to have settled the boundary with Canada from the Great Plains to the Atlantic, a series of geographic misconceptions left the frontier in a nebulous state. Faden elected to present the extreme British conception of the border in northern Maine, and in the northwest the border was supposed to run west to the source of the Mississippi, when in reality the source was located well to the south. The map also features "The Twenty Leagues Line" located off of the east coast that marked the exclusive maritime jurisdiction of the United States. The composition is completed by an especially finely engraved and colored title cartouche which depicts scenes of commerce in the prosperous new nation. Stevens & Tree, "Comparative Cartography" 80(e) in Tooley, MAPPING OF AMERICA.

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        HISTORY OF THE COUNTY OF WORCESTER, IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS: WITH A PARTICULAR ACCOUNT OF EVERY TOWN FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT TO THE PRESENT TIME; INCLUDING ITS ECCLESIASTICAL STATE, TOGETHER WITH A GEOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE SAME

      Worcester, MA: Isaiah Thomas., 1793. ..."TO WHICH IS PREFIXED, A MAP OF THE COUNTY, AT LARGE, FROM ACTUAL SURVEY"... [vi, 7-339pp]... Modern green library binding with gilt lettering on spine... INCLUDES FOLDING MAP OF THE COUNTY OF WORCESTER BY CHARLES BAKER ESQ. AND CAPT. JOHN PEIRCE, ENGRAVED BY J.H. SEYMOUR... ISAIAH THOMAS WAS A REKNOWN PRINTER AND PUBLISHER AND THE FOUNDER OF THE AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY...Index to the towns is alphabetically arranged... Toning and some foxing... Title page repaired with rice paper, some wording affected... . Hard Cover.. Very Good -. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        The Family Female Physician: or, A Treatise on the Management of Female Complaints, and of Children in Early Infancy

      Worcester, Mass.: Isaiah Thomas, 1793. Very Good. Sold by Isaiah Thomas in Worcester; by Thomas and Andrews, Boston; and by Thomas and Carlisle, in Walpole, Newhampshire." vi, 7-351, [1] p.; 21 cm. Signatures: A-X8 (8vo). Full calf; red morocco spine label with gilt-tooled title: Female Family Physician. Woodcut head- and tailpieces. Front free endpaper inscribed: Westet Willoughby. Blank leaf before title page inscribed: Beaumont Johnson. "First Worcester Edition." Evans, 25580; Austin, Early American Medical Imprints, 860. In Very Good Condition: front fixed endpaper scraped where bookplate was formerly removed revealing remains of earlier inscription; title page and preface pages darkened along edges by leather on front board; small stain along top edge on a few pages, not touching text; scattered foxing and soiling; archival repair of hinges (restorer's report available on request).

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        [K 620]. Clavier Auszug von Mozarts Zauberfloete [Subtitle]: Fürs Clavier eingerichtet von Fridrich Eunike Churfurstl: Colnischen Hof- und Opern Saenger. [Piano-vocal score]

      Bonn: N. Simmrock[!] [PN 4]. [1793]. Oblong folio. Contemporary full green vellum boards with red leather title label gilt to spine. [1] (title incorporating a scene by I.G. Pflugfelder with two despairing women posed next to an urn with the words "Die Zauberfloete" to the plinth on which the urn is resting), [2] (blank), 3- 145, [i] (publisher's catalogue listing 9 of Mozart's operas, etc.) pp. Engraved throughout. Text in German. & & Boards slightly worn, rubbed and warped. Slightly worn; uniformly browned; several marginal tears; small handstamp of Emile Cathelineau to title and circular stamp of P.E. Cathelineau to front free endpaper; 19th century manuscript incipits to front pastedown; title and the notation "14 avril 1869 Donné par Bijove Mozart La Flûte Enchantée" to front free endpaper. & & Quite a good copy, with French provenance. . One of the earliest piano-vocal scores of the opera, and a very early Simrock imprint. Kochel 6 p. 712. BUC p. 704. Hirsch IV 186. Hoboken 12, 558. RISM M4780 (three copies in the U.S.). & & The Magic Flute, set to a libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder, was first performed in Vienna at the Theater auf der Wieden on September 30, 1791.& & The arranger of this score, Friedrich Eunike, was a tenor who had performed the role of Tamino. The large vignette on the title-page depicts two disconsolate muses over Mozart's grave.

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        Thosel, Dublin

      London: Published by Jas.Malton & G. Cowen Dublin, 1793. Colour-printed aquatint. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling and a few mild vertical creases extending through the image and spanning the height of the sheet. Trimmed to the platemark on all sides. 12 1/2 x 16 7/8 inches. 12 3/4 x 17 1/4 inches. A fine plate from the first edition of 'Picturesque Views of the City of Dublin', Malton's detailed topographical and architectural survey of Georgian Dublin. Located at the intersection of Shop and West Streets, the Tholsel (city hall) was erected 1770 on the site where the medieval wooden Tholsel once stood. This beautiful limestone building was the center of Dublin's municipal authority as well as a prime social meeting point until the nineteenth century. The son of the architectural draughtsman Thomas Malton, James Malton was an engraver and watercolourist, who once taught geometry and perspective and worked as a draughtsman in the office of the celebrated Irish architect James Gandon. He is best known for Picturesque and Descriptive View of the City of Dublin, a highly acclaimed series of twenty-five engravings that was published between 1792-1799. Malton's beautifully coloured prints from this work, which depict many of the impressive new public buildings erected, truly capture the dramatic architectural metamorphosis Dublin underwent in the eighteenth century. His later publications include Four Views in Devon (1800), a small collection of aquatints after F. Keenan, and Essay on British Cottage architecture (1804). Cf. Abbey, Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland in aquatint and lithography 1770-1860; cf. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs, vol. 9, p. 117; cf. Dictionary of National Biography.

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        The Botanical Magazine, or, Flower-garden displayed, in which the most ornamental foreign plants, cultivated in the open ground, the green-house, and the stove, are accurately represented in their natural colours... Volumes 1-18 bound in 9, plus index of volumes 1 to 53

      London: Printed by Stephen Couchman for W. Curtis. 1793-1803. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. 18 volumes bound into 9, plus index of volumes 1-53. Ten volumes in total. Original tree calf tall 8vo's, profusely illustrated with hundreds of wonderfully colored botanical plates. Handsomely bound with red and black spine labels with gilt ornament and gilt rule to boards, lovely marbled endpapers. In very good condition with occasional wear to spine ends, lacking volume spine label on volumes 5-6. Rubbing wear to front joint of volume 1-2. Index in good+ to very good condition with wear to joints, and spine ends, including loose lower headband. From Wikipedia: "Each of the issues contains a description, in formal yet accessible language, and is renowned for featuring the work of two centuries of botanical illustrators. Many plants received their first publication on the pages, and the description given was enhanced by the keenly detailed illustrations...Curtis was an apothecary and botanist who held a position at Kew Gardens, who had published the highly praised (but poorly sold) Flora Londinensis a few years before. [The Botanical Magazine] familiarized its readers with ornamental and exotic plants, which it presented in octavo format. Artists who had previously given over their flower paintings to an affluent audience, now saw their work published in a format accessible by a wider one. The illustrations were initially hand- coloured prints, taken from copper engravings and intended to complement the text. Identification by a general reader was given in exploded details, some of which were given as a section. This was accompanied by a page or two of text describing the plants properties, history, growth characteristics, and some common names for the species." An excellent set of these rare volumes, with bright, clean contents.

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        The Fables of Aesop, With a Life of the Author; and Embellished with 112 Plates. Together with: The Fables by John Gay, With a Life of the Author; and Embellished with 70 Plates

      London: For John Stockdale, 1793., 1793. 4 volumes - 2 volumes per title; large 8vo. Beautiful binding by Bayntun of Bath c.1910 in full brown morocco with gilt titles and elaborate gilt tooling to spines and boards, all edges gilt, marbled end papers. Engraved title pages. With a total of 182 fine copper engravings with strong impression. Joint of vol.I of both works expertly repaired; discolouration of a compartment on the spine of vol.I of Gay's Fables; light general rubbing; neat ownership to front free end papers. Internally clean. A superb collection of famous fables such as The Wolf and the Lamb, The Oak and the Reed, The Poet and the Rose, The Man and the Flea, etc.

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        Memoirs of Count Grammont

      London: S. and E. Harding, 1793. New Edition. leather_bound. Contemporary straight grained red morocco rebacked with original spine laid-down. Aeg. Very good./No Dust Jacket. 363 + 84 pages. 4to, 26 x 20 cm. Embellished with seventy-six portraits, of the Principal Characters Mentioned in the Work. Considered the best English edition. "The work is mainly occupied with the amorous intrigues of the Court of Charles II during 1662-4; it is written with such brilliancy and vivacity that it must rank as a classic." [see: DNB p.1020].The life and memoirs of an Irish Catholic noble who spent most of his days in France serving Louis XIV, and who also participated in the tumultuous political life in England during that period. Index. Scattered plate offsetting, light foxing to text. Covers with border panels in gilt floral motif, inner dentelles in gilt.

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        Bowyer's Edition of The History of England,

      ONT> ONT>, 1793 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The complete Bowyer's edition of David Hume's seminal work, The History of England, offered here in the publisher's original bindings. A rare example of this work as it was originally offered to its subscribers, inpaper and cardfolios at One Guinea each Number, to be paid for on delivery. These volumes often also contain loosely inserted notes to the subscribers from Bowyer, apologising for delays to publication or for a decreased number of plates in a previous instalment- the latter being blamed on thetardiness of the various engravers commissioned for the project. Indeed, their raw state offers a unique insight into the financial woes that plagued Bowyer during the publication of this work and his need to keep wealthy subscribers happy. As, in 1806 (the date given to the title pages provided in the final 'index' instalment),after Bowyer had published five large folios reaching the year 1688, 'the work was ceased and never fully completed, owing to the high costs involved, a loss of 30,000 said already to have been incurred. ' (ODNB)These interesting publisher's notes also explain the rather sporadic allocation of engraved plates per volume -which vary between 1 and 5 in each folio - with Bowyer frequently promising four or more plates in following instalments, as recompense for previous 'two plate' folios. However, all plates are present, totalling the required 196 plates, including the frontispiece portrait of Hume, engraved dedications and engraved full-page chapter headings:1-10: [3] 1-36, [3] 37-72, [3] 73-108, [2] 109-144, [3] 145-180, [2] 181-216, [3] 217-252, [2] 253-288, [3] 289-324, [2] 325-360. 11-20: [3] 361-396, [3] 397-432, [3] 433-468, [3] 469-504, [3] 505-540, [3] 541-576, [2] 577-612, [3] 613-648, [3] 649-684, [2] 685-720. 21-30: [4] 721-759, [3] 1-40, [3] 41-80, [3] 81-119,[3] 121-160, [3] 161-200, [3] 201-240, [3] 241-280, [3] 281-320, [3] 321-360. 31-40: [3] 361-400, [3] 401-440, [3] 441-476, [3] 477-512, [2] 513-548, [3] 549-584, [3] 585-620, [3] 621-656, [3] 657-692, [3] 693-728. 41-50: [3] 729-776, [3] 777-824, [3] 825-872, [3] 873-883/1-36, [3] 37-84, [3] 85-132, [3] 133-180, [3] 181-227, [2] 229-276, [3] 277-324. 51-60: [3] 325-372, [3] 373-420, [3] 421-468,[3] 469-528, [3] 529-588, [3] 589-672, [3] 673-756, [2] 757-821, [2] 1-64, [3] 65-128. 61-65: (bound in one) [12]129-648. 66-70: [2] 649-752, [1] 753-836/1-20, [5] 21-124, [3] 125-288, [4] 289-487. Index: Five title pages and 'A Life of Hume'. Included alongside the complete work are additional duplicate volumes of numbers 62, 63 and 64: [3] 233-336, [2] 337-440, [3] 441-544. An extraordinary compendium of British history and art, this work isfascinating in its original state. However its included title pages and the careful designation of individual volumes by the publisher (with splits between the five planned volumesindicated in folios 22, 44 and59) also offer a rare opportunity to bind this deservedly revered history in a fine and personal binding. First edition thus. Scarce. Condition: In publisher's original bindings with paper labels. Externally, worn. Many have entirely lost their backstrips, those with remaining paper show splits, tears and lifting to backstrips. Boards are rubbed and marked, although labels are generally intact and legible. Majority of joints are starting but most boards are held firmly. Exceptions are 50, 52, 66 and 67 which have either very tender or detached (but present)boards. Internally, generally firmly bound but tender in places - namely: volumes 61-65 and 68 in which the plates are loose but present. Volume 33 is bound in upside down. Some variedfoxing throughout, generally confined to first plate of each folio and the tissueguards, most of which are present. Some offsetting onto endpapers involumes 40-50. Text is generally very bright and clean, as are many of the otherplates. Overall: GOOD..

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        THE REMARKABLE ADVENTURES OF JACKSON JOHONNET, OF MASSACHUSETTS...CONTAINING AN ACCOUNT OF HIS CAPTIVITY, SUFFERINGS, AND ESCAPE FROM THE KICKAPOO INDIANS

      Boston. 1793.. 16pp. Modern blue paper wrappers. Minor paper loss to first and last leaf, not affecting text. Very minor soiling. Very good. In a blue cloth box, leather label. First separately published edition of this important Indian captivity narrative, providing a firsthand account of General St. Clair's defeat. Johonnet had recently served under generals Harmar and St. Clair in the western army's expeditions against the Indians in the Northwest Territory. He was captured on the banks of the Wabash River in August 1791 by a band of Kickapoo and taken to their camp on the Upper Miami, where he made a dramatic escape after witnessing the torture and deaths of his fellow soldiers. There were seven pamphlet editions published in 1793, of uncertain priority, and a chimerical 1791 Lexington edition; but Howes lists this Boston printing as the first pamphlet issue. This is the Frank Siebert copy. HOWES J176, "b." SIEBERT SALE 441 (this copy). AYER 167. VAIL 945. EVANS 25665.

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        THE AMERICAN UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHY, OR, A VIEW OF THE PRESENT STATE OF ALL THE EMPIRES, KINGDOMS, STATES, AND REPUBLICS IN THE KNOWN WORLD, AND OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN PARTICULAR.

      Boston. 1793. - Two volumes. 696; [4],520,*521-*528,521-552pp. plus one plate and ten folding maps. Recent three-quarter calf and marbled boards, antique. 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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        (Laurence) The Works.... With a Life of the Author, written by himself.

      London: Printed for J. Dodsley [and others], 1793 . 10 Vols., 8vo., portraits of Sterne and Lydia and 8 other plates, a few with minor marginal foxing, inlaid marbled leaf, coat-of-arms in text, occasional slight marginal fingering, texts generally in excellent state; contemp. tree calf, spines gilt with red and green morocco labels, spines slightly rubbed with minor wear, but a sound and attractive set From the Gladstone library at Fasque, with bookplates, and with John Gladstone's inscription dated at Liverpool 1798 heading title-pages.

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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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lettre manuscrite du Général Jean-Baptiste Annibal Aubert du Bayet, commandant des Armées des côtes de Cherbourg pendant les guerres de Vendée à Robespierre

      Une grande lettre manuscrite in-4° entièrement manuscrite des deux côtés, datée du 5 août 1793, 45 lignes circa. Le Général de Brigade Aubert du Bayet écrit au citoyen président [Robespierre] du camp de Montaigu pour lui relater les difficultés rencontrées sur le terrain et l'entretenir d'une cabale orchestrée contre lui à Paris et contre laquelle il se défend. Les difficultés sont innombrables, les soldats sont malades, en nombre insuffisants. Les Vendéens combattent avec acharnement. Un appel avait été fait au camp de la lande de Saint-Hilaire, puis les troupes se sont dispersés et les renforts promis tardent à venir. La seconde partie de la lettre concerne les calomnies dont il fait l'objet. On lui reproche notamment d'avoir capitulé à Mayence avec Kleber. Il se plaint d'un citoyen Douzin qui est à la man?uvre contre lui. Robespierre à souligné ce nom au crayon. Très rare lettre ayant appartenu à Robespierre, il s'en trouve très peu en main privée, la plupart de ses papiers ayant été détruits. Jean Baptiste Annibal Aubert du Bayet ou Aubert-Dubayet, né le 19 août 1757 à Bâton-Rouge, Louisiane (Nouvelle-France), et mort le 7 décembre 1797 à Constantinople), est un homme politique et général français. Fils d'un capitaine d'infanterie, il participe en 1775, à 18 ans, à la guerre d'Amérique en qualité de sous-lieutenant. En 1791, il est élu député indépendant de l'Isère et Président de l'Assemblée nationale. Pendant le siège de Mayence (1793), il défend la ville, aux côtés du général Kléber avant de capituler, ce qui lui vaut d'être incarcéré durant la Terreur. Libéré sous le Directoire, il est nommé général en chef de l'armée des côtes de Cherbourg. Le 8 février 1796 il quitte le ministère de la guerre où on vient de le nommer l'année précédente. Il devient ambassadeur à Constantinople où il arrive le 17 janvier 1797. Il a pour mission de renouer des relations diplomatiques entre la France et l'Empire ottoman en vue d'une alliance contre la Russie. Il obtient que les ambassadeurs de France retrouvent leur privilège de protection des Églises chrétiennes dans l'Empire. Atteint d'une fièvre, il meurt le 7 décembre 1797. Nous devons ces renseignements à la lecture des études érudites de l'un de ses descendants : le Comte de Fazi du Bayet : Les Généraux Aubert du Bayet, Carra de Saint-Cyr et Charpentier. Correspondances et notices biographiques 1757-1834. Paris, Champion, 1902 Très bon couverture souple Edition originale Signé par l'auteur

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        Linköpings bibliotheks handlingar.

      I-II. Linköping, G. W. Londicer och Björckegrens enka respektive D. G. Björn, 1793-95. 8:o. (20),371,(7) + (6),416,(10) s. Två trevliga men ngt nötta samtida marmorerade skinnbd med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerade ryggar, bruna titel- respektive gröna deltiteletiketter och röda snitt. Blindpressade pärmkanter. Pärmsidorna ytligt skrapade på sina håll. En bortklippt namnteckning i övre marginalen på försättsbladet i del I. En delvis bortriven gammal auktionsetikett upptill på insidan av frampärmen i andra volymen. Del I genomgående tryckt på tunt papper och med en överstruken mening på s. 63 samt ett överstruket ord med en liten rättelse på s. 219. Del II har några enstaka sporadiska småfläckar, t.ex. på s. 348-49 och 380-81. I denna del är det första registerbladet löst och dessutom snävt skuret i yttermarginalen. En handskriven dedikation från utgivaren, J. A. Lindblom, till Carl Johan Agrell i del I och i del II en likaledes handskriven gåvotillskrift från "Bibliotheca gymnasii Lincopiensis ex dono editoris". I denna del även en förvärvsanteckning: "Köpt på auctionen efter afl. justitiæ rådet grefve Strömfelt i Norrk. 11/10 1838 af J. Björklund". Ur Gustaf Bernströms bibliotek och med hans anteckning "coll. cat.".. Almquist Sveriges bibliografiska litteratur 3166. Ranius Litteratur om Linköping 21. Hesse Svensk numismatisk bibliografi 1253 med bl.a. "Förteckning på de skådepenningar och mynt, som för närvarande finnas i Linköpings bibliothek" i del I, s. 280-302. Innehåller bl.a. översikter av bibliotekets historia och förteckningar över och exempel ur den rika handskriftssamlingen. Utgivaren, Jacob Axelsson Lindblom (1746-1819), var biskop i Linköping och blev sedermera ärkebiskop. Carl Johan Agrell (1752-1810) var författare till boken "Bref om Marocko" och så småning om salpetersjuderi-direktör i Östergötland 1810. Hans Fredrik Harald Strömfelt (1779-1837) var lagman i Värmland 1806 och slutligen justitieråd 1817. Johan Magnus Björklund (1785-1850) var kyrkoherde i Styrestad och senare i Klockrike och Brunneby i Östergötland

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        Experiments on Animal Electricity with their Application to Physiology

      G: in good condition without dust jacket. Cover rubbed with wear to extremities and spine. Ex library copy with book stamps of the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland to prelim pages. Occasional scattered foxing. Previous owner's inscription to title page First UK Edition Half leather cover with marbled boards 220mm x 150mm (9" x 6"). xvi, 323pp. Eusebio Valli (1755?1816) was a physician from Lari, Pisa, Italy, who in the shadows of Luigi Galvani and Alessandro Volta also studied the phenomenon of animal electricity or bioelectricity. Valli became an ambassador of animal electricity in Europe, making public displays of the galvanian experiments and publishing galvanian papers in cities such as Turin, Paris, and London. In 1793 he published a 300-page volume in English, titled Experiments on Animal Electricity that at the time constituted the most organic analysis of all the problems of galvanism. The term galvanism became used to describe the bringing to life of organisms using electricity, as popularly associated with, but only explicitly stated in, the 1831 revised edition of Mary Shelley's work Frankenstein.

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        [ Bel ensemble de 13 Lois et Décrets révolutionnaires relatifs aux Hôpitaux, à l'aide sociale aux Pauvres, Indigents et Nécessiteux, Enfants Trouvés ] 1e : Loi relative aux Impositions indirectes & autres Droits actuellement existans & faisant partie des recettes publiques ou de celles des anciennes Provinces, & aux Octrois & Droits qui se perçoivent au profit des Villes, Communautés ou Hôpitaux, du 22 décembre 1790 ; 2e : Loi relative aux rentes appartenant aux Pauvres des Paroisses, donnée le 25 Mai 1791, décret de l'Assemblée Nationale du 20 Mai 1792, ; 3e : Loi Relative aux Hôpitaux, Maisons & Etablissemens de secours des divers Départemens du 22 janvier 1792, décret de l'Assemblée Nationale des 17 & 19 Janvier 1792 ; 4e : Loi qui acorde des secours provisoires aux Hôpitaux du Royaume pour l'année 1792, décret de l'Assemblée Nationale du 10 Août 1792 ; 4e : Loi du 15 Août 1792, décret de l'AN du 15 Août 1792 ("...la Nation, en mettant au nombre de ses dettes les plus sacrées l'obligation de secourir l'indigent..." soutien aux Hôpitaux pour les Enfans-Trouvés) ; 5e : Loi qui met à la disposition du Ministre de l'intérieur une somme de 76396 livres dix sept sous sept deniers pour être répartie entre 25 Hôpitaux ou Communes du 26 Août 1792 (Hôpitaux de Mauléon, Narbonne, Crévant, Gerberoy, Caudebec, Noyon, Chars, Rabastens, Montaigu, Sauveterre, Angers, Removille, Gaillac, Poitiers, Vitré, Vire, Besançon, Pontoise, Falaise, Saint-Florens, Bayeux, Morteaux, Mane, Tulle) ; 6e : Décret de la Convention Nationale du 8 Octobre 1792, Fonds mis à la disposition du Ministre de l'Intérieur, pour être distribués en Secours provisoires ; 7e : Décret de la Convention Nationale du 3 Février 1793, Qui met Quatre millions à la disposition du Ministre de l'Intérieur, pour les Hôpitaux ; 8e : Décret de la Convention Nationale du 20 Février 1793, Qui détermine les formes à observer pour l'évaluation des Pertes occasionées par l'intempérie des saisons, incendies & autres accidens imprévus, & les regles pour la répartition des Secours acordés aux persones qui ont éprouvé ces Pertes ; 9e : Décret de la Convention du 19 Mars 1793, concernant la Nouvele organisation des Secours publics ; 10e : Décret de la Convention du 5 Mai 1793 Qui met des fonds à la disposition du Ministre de l'Intérieur pour les Enfans-trouvés & les Dépôts de mendicité ; 11e : Décret de la Convention du 8 Juin 1793, Portant qu'il sera établi dans chaque Département une Maison de Secours, destinée à recevoir les Pauvres des deux sexes, perclus de leurs membres ; 12e : Décret de la Convention du 17 juin 1793, Relatif aux demandes en indemnités formées par plusieurs Hôpitaux & Communes ; 13e : Décret de la Convention du 28 juin 1793, Relatif à l'organisation des Secours à acorder annuelement aux Enfans, aux Vieillards & aux Indigens

      13 brochures in-4, rappel des titres : 1e : Loi relative aux Impositions indirectes & autres Droits actuellement existans & faisant partie des recettes publiques ou de celles des anciennes Provinces, & aux Octrois & Droits qui se perçoivent au profit des Villes, Communautés ou Hôpitaux, du 22 décembre 1790, De l'Imprimerie de P. C. D. Desjardins, Beauvais, 1791, 3 pp. ; 2e : Loi relative aux rentes appartenant aux Pauvres des Paroisses, donnée le 25 Mai 1791, décret de l'Assemblée Nationale du 20 Mai 1792, De l'Imprimerie de P. C. D. Desjardins, Beauvais, 1791, 3 pp. ; 3e : Loi Relative aux Hôpitaux, Maisons & Etablissemens de secours des divers Départemens du 22 janvier 1792, décret de l'Assemblée Nationale des 17 & 19 Janvier 1792, De l'Imprimerie de François Barbier, Poitiers, 1792, 4 pp. ; 4e : Loi qui acorde des secours provisoires aux Hôpitaux du Royaume pour l'année 1792, décret de l'Assemblée Nationale du 10 Août 1792, De l'Imprimerie de François Barbier, Poitiers, 1792, 3 pp. ; 4e : Loi du 15 Août 1792, décret de l'AN du 15 Août 1792 ("...la Nation, en mettant au nombre de ses dettes les plus sacrées l'obligation de secourir l'indigent..." soutien aux Hôpitaux pour les Enfans-Trouvés), De l'Imprimerie de François Barbier, Poitiers, 1793, 2 pp. ; 5e : Loi qui met à la disposition du Ministre de l'intérieur une somme de 76396 livres dix sept sous sept deniers pour être répartie entre 25 Hôpitaux ou Communes du 26 Août 1792 (Hôpitaux de Mauléon, Narbonne, Crévant, Gerberoy, Caudebec, Noyon, Chars, Rabastens, Montaigu, Sauveterre, Angers, Removille, Gaillac, Poitiers, Vitré, Vire, Besançon, Pontoise, Falaise, Saint-Florens, Bayeux, Morteaux, Mane, Tulle) De l'Imprimerie de P. C. D. Desjardins, Beauvais, 1792, 8 pp. ; 6e : Décret de la Convention Nationale du 8 Octobre 1792, Fonds mis à la disposition du Ministre de l'Intérieur, pour être distribués en Secours provisoires, François Barbier, Poitiers, 1793, 2 pp ; 7e : Décret de la Convention Nationale du 3 Février 1793, Qui met Quatre millions à la disposition du Ministre de l'Intérieur, pour les Hôpitaux, François Barbier, Poitiers, 1793, 6 pp. ; 8e : Décret de la Convention Nationale du 20 Février 1793, Qui détermine les formes à observer pour l'évaluation des Pertes occasionées par l'intempérie des saisons, incendies & autres accidens imprévus, & les regles pour la répartition des Secours acordés aux persones qui ont éprouvé ces Pertes, François Barbier, Poitiers, 1792, 6 pp. ; 9e : Décret de la Convention du 19 Mars 1793, concernant la Nouvele organisation des Secours publics, François Barbier, Poitiers, 1793, 6 pp. ; 10e : Décret de la Convention du 5 Mai 1793 Qui met des fonds à la disposition du Ministre de l'Intérieur pour les Enfans-trouvés & les Dépôts de mendicité, François Barbier, Poitiers, 1793, 2 pp. ; 11e : Décret de la Convention du 8 Juin 1793, Portant qu'il sera établi dans chaque Département une Maison de Secours, destinée à recevoir les Pauvres des deux sexes, perclus de leurs membres, François Barbier, Poitiers, 1793, 2 pp. ; 12e : Décret de la Convention du 17 juin 1793, Relatif aux demandes en indemnités formées par plusieurs Hôpitaux & Communes, François Barbier, Poitiers, 1793, 4 pp. ; 13e : Décret de la Convention du 28 juin 1793, Relatif à l'organisation des Secours à acorder annuelement aux Enfans, aux Vieillards & aux Indigens, François Barbier, Poitiers, 1793, 23 pp Bel ensemble de lois et décrets relatifs aux Hôpitaux et à l'aide sociale, dont l'important décret de la Convention du 28 juin 1793, Relatif à l'organisation des Secours à acorder annuelement aux Enfans, aux Vieillards & aux Indigens. Français

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        Pastor Fido.

      Crisopoli (Parma), Impresso co' Tipi Bodoniani, 1793. 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".

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        Décret de la Convention Nationale, du 5 Octobre 1793, l'an second de la république Françoise, une & indivisible, Concernant l'Ere des François. [ Ere des Français ] "L'ère des François compte de la fondation de la République, qui a eu lieu le 22 septembre 1792 de l'ère vulgaire, jour où le soleil est arrivé à l'équinoxe vrai d'automne, en entrant dans le signe de la balance à 9 heures 18 minutes 30 secondes du matin pour l'observatoire de Paris" ... "En mémoire de la révolution qui, après quatre ans, a conduit la France au gouvernement républicain, la période bissextile de quatre ans est appelée la Franciade. Le jour intercalaire, qui doit terminer cette période, est appelé le jour de la Révolution. Ce jour est placé après les cinq complémentaires."... "Tous les quatre ans, ou toutes les Franciades, au jour de la Révolution, il sera célébré des jeux républicains, en mémoire de la révolution Françoise"

      De l'Imprimerie Nationale Exécutive du Louvre 1793 1 brochure in-8, De l'Imprimerie Nationale Exécutive du Louvre, Paris, An IIe de la République, 4 pp. Edition originale. Bon exemplaire de cet important document (avec un beau cachet rouge "Au nom de la République Française" à côté du contreseing tamponné de Gohier). "L'ère des François compte de la fondation de la République, qui a eu lieu le 22 septembre 1792 de l'ère vulgaire, jour où le soleil est arrivé à l'équinoxe vrai d'automne, en entrant dans le signe de la balance à 9 heures 18 minutes 30 secondes du matin pour l'observatoire de Paris" ... "En mémoire de la révolution qui, après quatre ans, a conduit la France au gouvernement républicain, la période bissextile de quatre ans est appelée la Franciade. Le jour intercalaire, qui doit terminer cette période, est appelé le jour de la Révolution. Ce jour est placé après les cinq complémentaires."... "Tous les quatre ans, ou toutes les Franciades, au jour de la Révolution, il sera célébré des jeux républicains, en mémoire de la révolution Françoise" Français

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        [ Bel ensemble de 22 Lois et Décrets révolutionnaires relatifs à l'ordre public et aux mesures de sûreté envers les "Suspects", aux certificats de résidence, passeports, laissez-passer, etc. ]: Loi relative à la Police municipale & au maintien de l'ordre public Paris 20 juillet 1791. Décret de l'Assemblée Nationale du 16 juillet 1791 ; 2e : Loi qui ordonne l'exécution des anciens règlements de police relatifs aux usines, âteliers ou fabriques établis dans les villes, 13 novembre 1791, décret du 21 septembre 1791 ; 3e : Loi qui fixe les mesures à prendre quand la Patrie est en danger, Paris le 8 juillet 1792, décrets des 4 & 5 juillet 1792 ; 4e : Loi relative aux mesures à prendre pour que la sûreté des personnes & des propriétés soit respectée du 3 septembre 1792 ; 5e : Décret de la Convention nationale du 8 octobre 1792, Translation dans les Prisons & Maisons d'arrêt établie par la Loi de tous les Citoyens détenus dans des maisons qui ne sont ni Prisons, ni Maisons d'arrêt ; 6e : Décret de la Convention du 4 décembre 1792 Portant que quiconque proposeroit ou tenteroit d'établir en France la Royauté, ou tout autre Pouvoir attentatoire à la Souveraineté du Peuple sera puni de mort ; 7e : Décret de la Convention Nationale du 20 décembre 1792, Relatif aux Certificats de résidence (avec modèles de certificats) ; 8e : Décret de la Convention du 7 Mars 1793 Relatif aux Jugemens des Prévenus d'avoir pris part aux Révoltes ou Emeutes contre-révolutionnaires ; 9e : Décret de la Convention du 19 Mars 1793, concernant la punition de ceux qui sont ou seront prévenus d'avoir pris part à des révoltes ou Emeutes contre-révolutionnaires, qui ont ou auroient lieu à l'époque du Recrutement ; 10e : Décret de la Convention du 26 Mars 1793 Qui ordone le désarmement des persones reconues suspectes ; 11e : Décret de la Convention du 28 Mars 1793 Relatif aux Mesures à prendre par la Municipalité de Paris, pour l'exécution du Décret qui ordone le désarmement des persones suspectes ; 12e : Décrets de la Convention du 29 mars 1793 Relatifs aux écrits tendant à provoquer le meurtre, la violation des propriétés, la dissolution de la Représentation Nationale & le rétablissement de la Royauté, ou tout autre pouvoir attentatoire à la Souveraineté du Peuple ; 13e : Décret du 9 avril 1793 Relatif au Jugement des Prévenus de provocation au rétablissement de la Royauté, ou d'Emeutes contre-révolutionnaires ; 14e : Décrets de la Convention du 10 Avril Relatifs aux Passe-ports & Laissez-passer ; 15e : Décret de la Convention du 23 Mai 1793 Portant abolition de la Loi Martiale ; 16e : Décret de la Convention du 24 Mai 1793 Qui met sous la sauve-garde des bons citoyens la Fortune publique, la Représentation Nationale, & la Ville de Paris, etc.

      16 brochures in-4, Rappel des Titres : Loi relative à la Police municipale & au maintien de l'ordre public Paris 20 juillet 1791. Décret de l'Assemblée Nationale du 16 juillet 1791, Imprimerie de François Barbier, Poitiers, 1793, 3 pp. ; 2e : Loi qui ordonne l'exécution des anciens règlements de police relatifs aux usines, âteliers ou fabriques établis dans les villes, 13 novembre 1791, décret du 21 septembre 1791, François Barbier, Poitiers, 1793, 2 pp. ; 3e : Loi qui fixe les mesures à prendre quand la Patrie est en danger, Paris le 8 juillet 1792, décrets des 4 & 5 juillet 1792, François Barbier, Poitiers, 1792, 6 pp. ; 4e : Loi relative aux mesures à prendre pour que la sûreté des personnes & des propriétés soit respectée du 3 septembre 1792, François Barbier, Poitiers, 1792, 5 pp. ; 5e : Décret de la Convention nationale du 8 octobre 1792, Translation dans les Prisons & Maisons d'arrêt établie par la Loi de tous les Citoyens détenus dans des maisons qui ne sont ni Prisons, ni Maisons d'arrêt, François Barbier, Poitiers, 1793, 2 pp. ; 6e : Décret de la Convention du 4 décembre 1792 Portant que quiconque proposeroit ou tenteroit d'établir en France la Royauté, ou tout autre Pouvoir attentatoire à la Souveraineté du Peuple sera puni de mort, François Barbier, Poitiers, 1792, 2 pp. ; 7e : Décret de la Convention Nationale du 20 décembre 1792, Relatif aux Certificats de résidence (avec modèles de certificats), De l'Imprimerie de P. J. B. Guimbert, Chatelleraud, 1793, 8 pp. ; 8e : Décret de la Convention du 7 Mars 1793 Relatif aux Jugemens des Prévenus d'avoir pris part aux Révoltes ou Emeutes contre-révolutionnaires, François Barbier, Poitiers, 1793, 3 pp. ; 9e : Décret de la Convention du 19 Mars 1793, concernant la punition de ceux qui sont ou seront prévenus d'avoir pris part à des révoltes ou Emeutes contre-révolutionnaires, qui ont ou auroient lieu à l'époque du Recrutement, François Barbier, Poitiers, 1793, 4 pp. ; 10e : Décret de la Convention du 26 Mars 1793 Qui ordone le désarmement des persones reconues suspectes, François Barbier, Poitiers, 1793, 3 pp. ; 11e : Décret de la Convention du 28 Mars 1793 Relatif aux Mesures à prendre par la Municipalité de Paris, pour l'exécution du Décret qui ordone le désarmement des persones suspectes, François Barbier, Poitiers, 1793, 3 pp. ; 12e : Décrets de la Convention du 29 mars 1793 Relatifs aux écrits tendant à provoquer le meurtre, la violation des propriétés, la dissolution de la Représentation Nationale & le rétablissement de la Royauté, ou tout autre pouvoir attentatoire à la Souveraineté du Peuple, François Barbier, Poitiers, 1793, 3 pp. ; 13e : Décret du 9 avril 1793 Relatif au Jugement des Prévenus de provocation au rétablissement de la Royauté, ou d'Emeutes contre-révolutionnaires, François Barbier, Poitiers, 1793, 3 pp. ; 14e : Décrets de la Convention du 10 Avril Relatifs aux Passe-ports & Laissez-passer, François Barbier, Poitiers, 1793, 2 pp. ; 15e : Décret de la Convention du 23 Mai 1793 Portant abolition de la Loi Martial, François Barbier, Poitiers, 1793, 2 pp. e ; 16e : Décret de la Convention du 24 Mai 1793 Qui met sous la sauve-garde des bons citoyens la Fortune publique, la Représentation Nationale, & la Ville de Paris, François Barbier, Poitiers, 1793, 3 pp. ; 17e et suivants : Décrets relatifs aux Passe-ports (3 brochures), aux Certificats de résidence (2 brochures) et aux obligations d'affichage des propriétaires ou locataires (1 brochure) Bel ensemble de 21 lois et décrets dont le Décret de la Convention Nationale du 20 décembre 1792, Relatif aux Certificats de résidence (avec des modèles de certificats). Français

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        Icones plantarum et analyses partium aeri incisae atque vivis coloribus indicibus nominum necessariis figuram explicationibus et brevibus animadversionibus.

      Erlangen, Palm, 1793-1797. 3 parts (bound in 1 volume). Folio. pp. (2), 94; (2), 95-197, (3); (4), 199-280, with 75 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, spine gilt. First edition containing all three 'Manipuli'. The plates are engraved by Bischoff, Knorr and Keller after drawings by the author, N. Gabler, J.C. Keller and V. Bischoff. They contain some excellent representations of magnified anatomical detail; this was the period when innovations in the fields of microscopy and taxonomy focused attention on the dissection of plant parts for identification purpose during the latter part of the eighteenth century. Casimir Schmidel is best known for his studies of the morphology of the cryptogams and for his editing of Konrad Gesner's posthumous botanical publications. A fine copy of this rare work, being one of the "important botanical books that were produced on the Continent during the latter part of the eighteenth century" (Blunt, pp. 166-167). Great Flower Books, p. 75; Hunt 576; Nissen BBI, 1780; Stafleu & Cowan 10854.

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        Réflexions de J. Fouché, (de Nantes) sur le Jugement de Louis Capet.

      De l'Imprimerie Nationale 1793 Imprimées par ordre de la Convention Nationale, 1 brochure in-8 en feuilles, De l'Imprimerie Nationale, Paris, 1793, 8 pp. Rare et importante brochure originale dans laquelle Fouché expose ses opinions sur les modalités du jugement de Louis XVI. "Citoyens, je ne m'attendois pas à énoncer, à cette tribune, d'autre opinion contre le tyran, que son arrêt de mort". Bon état (petites fentes en dos). Manque à Martin & Walter. "C'est lors du procès du roi que Fouché bascula. Il avait, la veille du vote, promis à Daunou de s'opposer à la mort, mais changea d'avis au cours de la nuit et se rangea parmi les régicides. Il n'expliqua jamais de manière convaincante ce revirement subit. Sur le moment, il prétendit de façon compréhensible mais peu glorieuse qu'il avait craint les représailles de la foule parisienne. Plus vraisemblablement, il se rallia à la majorité après avoir vu Brissot et Vergniaud voter la mort. Par la suite, il s'en fit un moment de gloire : à Napoléon lui faisant remarquer qu'il avait voté la mort du roi, il répondit que c'était le premier service qu'il lui avait rendu ! Quoi qu'il en soit, l'évolution qui suivit cette palinodie fut d'un rapidité effrayante." (Suratteau, V° Fouché in Dictionnaire Historique de la Révolution Française) Français

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