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        Partially Printed Ledger Sheet for the Connecticut General Assembly 1793

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

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        Nature and Effects of Emetics, Purgatives, Mercurials, and Low Diet, in Disorders of Bengal and Similar Latitudes

      London: J. Murray, 1793. First edition, xii, [2], 3-286, [2], 287-352pp., (The unnumbered leaf after p.286 is a half-title: 'Instructive failures, with dissections and remarks.'), engraved bookplate of "Bibliotheca Universitatis Glasguensis", cont. quarter calf, marbled paper boards, spine rubbed with a red morocco label. Consists almost entirely of a collection of cases illustrative of his peculiar views as to the treatment by the above means of tropical diseases. Wellcome IV, p.368.

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        Relation des îles Pelew, situées dans la partie occidentale de l'océan Pacifique ; composée sur les journaux et les communications du capitaine Henri Wilson, et de quelques-uns de ses officiers, qui, en août mil 1783, y ont fait naufrage

      A Paris, chez Maradan, 1793, , 2 volumes, front, [4]-280 + [4]-272 pp, 16 pl, basane racinée de l'époque, dos lisses ornés de fleurons en forme de navires et du monogramme CR [Claude Rey ?], pièces de titre rouges, Seconde édition de la traduction française établie par le comte de Mirabeau, ouvrant sur le portrait-frontispice du navigateur Wilson, gravé par Mme Massard ; l'ouvrage comprend en outre les portraits d'Abba Thulle (Ibedul), roi de Koror et de l'une de ses épouses, gravés par Madame de Gouy, du prince Lee Boo, dû au burin de Mlle Jouan, et une grande carte, des vues, et des objets ethnographiques. Ces volumes relatent le naufrage du vaisseau de la Compagnie des Indes orientales L'Antelope dans l'archipel des îles Palaos en Micronésie et la remise à neuf du navire, grâce au soutien des habitants. Wilson put regagner Macao après un séjour de 3 mois, accompagné du second fils du roi, Lee Boo. Lee Boo est de fait l'un des premier océaniens à visiter l'Angleterre ; il y mourut de la petite vérole 5 mois après son arrivée. L'ouvrage comprend, in fine, un vocabulaire français-paluan. La première édition française a paru en un volume in-4 en 1788. Exemplaire portant le monogramme CR doré en pied du dos : peut-être Claude Rey, élève de l'Institut du Verbe Incarné (nous avons trouvé le cachet de ce dernier dans des ouvrages de la même provenance). Petits trous de vers à la reliure, coins usés, légères rousseurs. Brunet III, 647.

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        LE PETIT NEPTUNE FRANÇAIS; or, French Coasting Pilot, for the coast of Flanders, Channel, Bay of Biscay, and Mediterranean. To which is added. the Coast of Italy from the River Var to Orbitello; with the Gulf of Naples and the Island of Corsica...

      W. Faden: London, 1793. Quarto. pp (xi)-xvi, 147, (1, blank), (8, index) + frontispiece view of the Tower of Cordouan + 40 folding maps, charts, and plans + 2 full page maps. Rebound in modern brown calf and red cloth, spine with five raised bands and two labels. Light spine scuffing, the binding is nearly fine overall. Lacking the front free endpaper and the rear pastedown; upper outer corner of text through p. 14 has creases and small chips, with a tidy repair to blank upper outer corner of frontispiece; some light foxing, offsetting in text; crease to fore margin of a number of plates; else a VG clean, tight, and unworn copy, text clean, nice. >>>An adaptation of 'Le petit flambeau de la mer' by Georges Boissaye Du Bocag. ESTC T96575. This is the third printing. Previously issued in 1761 and 1774. Third edition, revised & enlarged, was in 1805. Includes maps of France, Brittany, Naples, the English Channel, Riviera, Genoa, Marseilles, and much more. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required. Binding: Hardcover .

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

      London, Printed for Hookham. 1793 - Modern half calf. Half-title, title-page, list of plates only, with the full compliment of 16 fine hand-coloured aquatint plates in very nice condition. Abbey, Scenery, 38.

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        The Works of Cornelius Tacitus: with An Essay on The Life and Genius of Tacitus; Notes, Supplements, and Maps

      London: for G. G. J. & J. Robinson, 1793, 1793. FIRST EDITION OF THIS TRANSLATION. 4 vols., 11-3/4" x 9-3/4", fold-out map in each volume, complete. Bound in 1/4 brown morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spines, top edges gilt, others uncut. Inner and outer hinges fine, head and foot of spine fine, internally clean and bright.

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      Basil: J. J. Tourneisen. Very Good. 1793-94. Hardcover. Clean full leather. Spine tooled with arabesque gilt designs. Texts tight, clean and intact. Very lightly foxed page margins. Volume #1, 395pp; #2, 413pp; #3, 430pp; #4, 364pp; #5, 381pp; #6, 350pp; #7, 344pp; #8, 320pp with index. Volume #1 and # 8 published in 1794, all others in 1793. Volume 1 's front hinge partially cracked with cover firmly attached. Spine ends lightly rubbed Volume 8's front hinge has a one inch crack at spine head. Volumes range from G+-VG. Rare, English History; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 2997 pages .

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        Autograph letter (fragment).

      N. p., [after 22 Dec. 1793]. - 4to. ¾ p. Final page of the broullion of a letter to an unidentified recipient, possibly to M. Perrier, director of the arsenal of Marseille, or Sucy, commissaire des guerres. The letter, which contained extensive instructions on the deployment of artillery, was obviously written at the end of 1793 or in early 1794, immediately after the Fall of Toulon, when the Republicans won an early victory over a Royalist rebellion and Napoleon was "inspecteur des côtes". The fragment preserved here begins with the words "Le fondeur est", which are struck out, then continues: "Roux, fondeur, ést venu me demander que l'on fixe le prix de sa journée. La municipalité doit fixer le maximum sur cet objet, comme sur tant d'autres. Je crois qu'il vaut mieux payer tant par quintal de balles que par jours. Vous pouvez, pour cela, faire fixer la journée qui doit toujours être l'élément de toutes les mesures". - Lower left corner torn off (not touching text); some brownstaining, otherwise a perfect sheet. Once in the collection of André de Coppet (1892-1953), now stored at the Firestone Library, Princeton. J. Arnna, Pages de l’épopée impériale (no. 6, reproduced on pl. XIV). Correspondance générale I, p. 155f., no. 130.

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        Praktische Geschichte des Menschen . Ein Anhang zu Funkes Naturgeschichte und Technologie. Neue , mit einer Diätetik vermehrte Auflage. Angebunden: Kupfersammlung zur Funkschen Naturgeschichte . Für Lehrer in Schulen und Liebhaber dieser Wissenschaft.

      8. Gest. Frontipiz, Titelblatt, V, 200 S., Titelblatt, 1 Bl. , 18 gef. Kupfertafeln. Halblederband d.Z. mit Rückenvergoldung und Rückenschild. Erweiterte Neuauflage der Erstausgabe von 1793, die 18 Kupfertafeln erschienen erstmals 1798 ff. Besitzstempel auf Innendeckel, die ersten Blätter im Rand minimal feuchtfleckig, Titelblatt der Kupfersammlung und das Inhaltsverzeichnis der Tafeln auf blauem Papier gedruckt, die sehr schön erhaltenen Tafeln zeigen u.a. Wale, Elefanten , Löwen, diverse Raubtiere , Vögel, Fische, Schildkröten, Kristalle, Palmen, menschliche Organe und ein Skelett des Menschen. Gutes Exemplar mit geringen Altersspuren, der Einband etwas berieben, hinterer Deckel im oberen Randbereich mit kleiner Fehlstelle im Bezug . Selten. Schneller Versand auf Rechnung ( Vorauszahlung vorbehalten ) . Versand mit der Post bzw. DHL ( Lieferzeit : D ca. 3-5 Tage, EU ca. 5 - 12 Tage ) .

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        Paráfrasis Árabe de La Tabla de Cebes

      Imprenta Real, Madrid 1793 - formato 4º. portada grabada, 2 h. XL- 219 p. 15 h. 1 lámina desplegable. Bella edición. Además de la Tabla de Cebes en árabe y castellano, contiene multitud de proverbios en lengua vulgar. leves marcas de sello del anterior propietario [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        I LIBERI MURATORI SCHIACCIATI. Origine, dottrina ed avanzamento della setta filosofica ora dominante. Opera composta da Uom pratichissimo delle Loggie, ora tradotta dall'edizione di Amsterdam dal sig.abbate Pietro Mogas sacerdote spagnuolo, confermata con Note relative alle presenti rivoluzioni e novità di Europa dal sig.abbate Pietro Saverio Casseda pompejopolitano.

      per Ottavio Sgariglia, 1793. "Coll'aggiunta di un'Appendice in sostegno della Cattolica Religione". Opera dedicata a Giovanni Sifredo Maury, Arcivescovo di Nicea. Cm.25x17,5. Pg. XII, 272. Legatura in mz.pergamena. Tassello con titoli in oro al dorso. Minimo restauro cartaceo al frontespizio. Fresco esemplare, a buoni margini Incerta la paternità di questa rara e ricercata opera sulla Massoneria: la più accreditata è quella dell'abate francese Gabriel Louis Calabre Pérau (1700 - 1767)

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        45 Acts in One Volume complete, 1792-1793, each with a separate title page with the Royal Arms. Including Acts on Explaining An Act for the Encouragement of Seamen employed in the Royal Navy ; An Act for more effectually to prevent, during the pres

      London: Printed by Charles Eyre and Andrew Strahan, Printers to the King's most Excellent Majesty. 1792 & 1793. - Anno Regni Georgii III Regis Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ, & Hiberniæ. TRICESIMO SECUNDO. At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster, the Twenty-fifth Day of November, Anno Domini 1790, in the Thirty-first Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord GEORGE the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. And from thence continued by several Prorogations to the Thirty-first Day of January, 1792; being the Second Session of the Seventeenth Parliament of Great Britain. 45 Acts complete, each with a separate title page with the Royal Arms, commencing with a 32pp Index 'A Table of the Statutes' 1792. Folio, (302x197mm), contents very good condition, bound in full reversed calf, spine with raised bands, leather title label, gilt, & a red leather label to front board gilt lettered 'County of Brecon', light wear otherwise sound, tight & very good. 1792 Cap 1,2,3,4,7,8,10,17,19,21,27,33,45,51,53,56,57,58,59,60 & 102.1793 Cap 3,4,5,8,12,13,19,23,27,28,35,36,37,40,44,53,54,55,59,64,65,68,71 & 96. Cap 33, 1792 includes a folding illus. of a Naval Sick Chart. Cap 102, 1792 includes a folding 'Schedule' at end. With a 36pp Index 'A Table of Statutes' for 1793 following.A number of interesting Acts including -Cap 33 - An Act . For explaining An Act for the Encouragement of Seamen employed in the Royal Navy and for establishing a regular Method for payment of Wages 1792. Cap 27 - An Act more effectually to prevent, during the present War between Great Britain and France, all Traitorous Correspondence with, or Aid or Assistance being given to, His Majesty's Enemies. 1793. Cap 40 - An Act to continue several Laws, relating to the landing Rum or Spirits of the British Sugar Plantations before Payment of the Duties of Excise, . British Colonies in America . British Sugar Colonies or Plantations in the West Indies 1793. Cap 54 - An Act for the Encouragement and Relief of Friendly Societies. ( 21st June 1793). [Printed 1794.]

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        William Blighs, Kapitains von der Grossbritannischen Flotte, Reise in das Südmeer, welche mit dem

      Bounty unternommen worden ist, um Brotbäume nach den West indischen Inseln zu verpflanzen. Aus dem Englischen; nebst Jean-François de Sürville, Französischen Kapitains, Reise in das Südmeer, jetzt zum erstenmal aus den vier vollständigen Tagebüchern der Herren de Sürville, Labé, Pottier de l'Horme und Monneron übersetzt und mit Anmerkungenen begleitet von Georg Forster; [BOUND WITH] IMLAY, Gilbert. Imlay's Nachrichten von dem westlichen Lande der Nordamerikanischen Freistaaten. Series: Magazin von merkwürdigen neuen Reisebeschreibungen, aus fremden Sprachen übersetzt und mit erläuternden Anmerkungen begleitet ... Neunter Band. Berlin : In der Vossischen Buchhandlung, 1793. Octavo, original quarter calf over marbled papered boards (rubbed), spine with gilt lettering and rule (a little scuffed), front hinge starting, front paste-down with two early Swedish bookplates, all edges speckled blue, [BLIGH] pp xxiv, 274 (pp 161-76 photocopies), 1 folding plate with plan and cross-section of the Bounty, and 2 full-page plates with illustrations of artefacts; [IMLAY] xvi, 168 pp; internally clean and bright. German translation of Bligh's A voyage to the South Sea, a variant edition of Ferguson 147, which was also published by Voss in Berlin in 1793 but with different pagination and plates. A single copy of the present edition, which is part of the series Magazin von merkwürdigen neuen Reisebeschreibungen, is recorded in Australian collections (National Library of Australia).

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      1793. Leipzig 1801. Martini. (1ª Edición). Rústica. Intonso. Con 14 viñetas y 27 grabados iluminados. XVI + 452 pp. 28x23. Cubiertas y lomo deslucidos. En francés.

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        Scelta di Alcune Rime Sacre e morali.

      In Pisa:: Presso Ranieri Prosperi Stamp. Arciv., 1793.. 8vo. 112 pp. Original full crimson red straight-grain morocco, five raised bands, gilt spine title, all edges gilt. Lightly foxed. Early ownership signatures on title: G. Spencer, Naples [Feb.?] 1917; and Anne Fawkes. Fine. DOUBLE FORE-EDGE PAINTING with (1) View of the Castle of St. Angelo, Rome, with St. Peter�s in background; (2) St. Mark�s, Venice, from the piazza. Paintings not signed, but the inscription is in the artist�s handwriting. The paintings are likely painted in the early 1950s [prior to 1956]. � PROVENANCE: Spencer, Naples [Feb.?] 1917 � Anne Fawkes � Purchased from Zeitlin & Ver Brugge Booksellers, Los Angeles [1980s].

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.

      London: A. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1793. Early edition of Adam Smith's magnum opus and cornerstone of economic thought. Octavo, 3 volumes. Bound in full contemporary tree calf, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, marbled endpapers. In very condition with some light rubbing to the bindings, contemporary armorial bookplate to each volume, contemporary signatures. Adam Smith's masterpiece, first published in 1776, is the foundation of modern economic thought and remains the single most important account of the rise of, and the principles behind, modern capitalism. "The history of economic theory up to the end of the nineteenth century consists of two parts: the mercantilist phase which was based not so much on a doctrine as on a system of practice which grew out of social conditions; and the second phase which saw the development of the theory that the individual had the right to be unimpeded in the exercise of economic activity. While it cannot be said that Smith invented the latter theory...his work is the first major expression of it. He begins with the thought that labour is the source from which a nation derives what is necessary to it. The improvement of the division of labour is the measure of productivity and in it lies the human propensity to barter and exchange...Labour represents the three essential elements-wages, profit and rent-and these three also constitute income. From the working of the economy, Smith passes to its matter -'stock'- which encompasses all that man owns either for his own consumption or for the return which it brings him. The Wealth of Nations ends with a history of economic development, a definitive onslaught on the mercantile system, and some prophetic speculations on the limits of economic control...The Wealth of Nations is not a system, but as a provisional analysis it is complete convincing. The certainty of its criticism and its grasp of human nature have made it the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM).

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        Galatée, roman pastoral ; imité de Cervantes

      With a charming illustration by Monsiau, engraved by Colibert and Cazenave, four figures printed in colors. A large paper copy with figures in proof. Blue paper covers, Bradel binding. Title-piece to spine. Tiny transparent spots, a small repaired tear to one plate not touching image. Stamp of Letolle, a Parisian bronze foundry, to title. Chez Defer de Maisonneuve Paris 1793 grand in-4 (27x36cm) 99pp. relié

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        Anleitung auf die nützlichste und genussvollste Art in der Schweiz zu reisen. 2 Tle. in 1 Bd. Zürich, Orell, Gessner, Füssli u. Co., 1793. Titel, VIII, 174 S.; 211 S. Mit 1 gestoch. Frontisp. u. 4 (3 gefalt.) Kupferstichtafel. Neuer Hldr.

       1793 Wäber I, 46.- Reiseführer über die Schweiz, \'in dieser Richtung geradezu mustergültig\' (ADB V, 518).- Titel vom 1. Teil leicht feuchtrandig und mit fachmännisch restaurierter Fehlstelle. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Natural History of Birds, Fish, Insects and Reptiles. Embellished with upwards of two hundred engravings.

      London: J.S. Barr, 1793. An appealing late eighteenth century encyclopedia of nature with short chapters on a number of species of interest including the Dodo, Emu and Cassowary. The plates are small and detailed yet remarkably accurate for a popular publication of this age and nature. Five volumes, small octavo, contemporary red quarter calf; boards scuffed, head and tail bands show some wear, internally near-fine, a handsome and attractive set.

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        Names of the committee of subscribers, for the relief of the suffering French clergy, refugees in the British Dominions.

      n.p. London? n.d. ? 1793 - folio, single leaf with text on recto and docket title on verso, folded for posting, short closed tear in one fold (no loss) but in very good state of preservation. Ephemeral and certainly very rare. ESTC locates a copy in the National Archives, but no other located by COPAC or OCLC. This is a list of some 35 names of the committee members, of which T.I. Hester was the secretary, and a notice that 'the Committee meets at the Free Masons Tavern, Great Queen-Street, on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, in every week'. The list is interesting as it brings together, by philanthropic association as it were, not only the drivers of the Clapham Sect (William Wilberforce and Henry Thornton) but others of good will not least of whom was Edmund Burke. Indeed, Burke's history in his latter years suggests that the French Clergy Relief Committee may have been created at his own instigation. London in the mid 1790s was full of French refugees, many in dire financial straits. Among these were several thousand priests, besides 19 bishops and archbishops. 'What one man could do to provide for their necessities Burke did. Badly off as he was he subscribed liberally himself, and he sent a subscription list to his friends, and his example stirred up many to copy it'. [Murray, Edmund Burke>, p.389]. Henry Thornton, who believed that the war with France was 'more just than almost any other in the British history' [Recollections>, quoted in ODNB] was generous to a fault in his charitable giving. 'His charity . was considerable: Stephen (Clapham Sect>) says that he gave away between £2000 and £9000 a year, six-sevenths of his income before his marriage and one-third after it'. [Christopher Tolley in ODNB]. In addition to that of William Wilberforce, other committee members included Lord Sheffield, Thomas Bernard, John Julius Angerstein, Thomas Astle, and Robert Banks Jenkinson, later to be 2nd Earl of Liverpool.

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        A Mythological Etymological and Historical Dictionary; Extracted from the Analysis of Ancient Mythology

      London: Printed for C. Dilly, 1793, 1793. First edition. Edges somewhat rubbed; very good copy.. 8vo, contemporary quarter calf, marbled sides, red leather label, gilt lettering. A concise dictionary of mythology, based on Jacob Bryant's larger Analysis of Ancient Mythology.

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        Apendice a la relación del viage al Magallanes.

      First edition, a fine copy bound in red morocco with the arms of Charles III of Spain, bound post mortem, as the Apendice was printed in 1793 and Charles III just before; normally this work is found bound with the Relación del ultimo viage al Estrecho de Magallanes de la fragata de S. M. Santa Maria de la Cabeza, however they are different publications bibliographically and thus complete in itself, Palau gives the high valuation of 60 Pesetas for 1926 and 1,000 Pesetas for 1969. The fact that even after the King´s death there was a desire to have the book presented with his arms is a testament to the magnitude of the expedition commissioned by the crown, and the respect held for the King. In 1793, an Appendix to the Relacion was published "Obra interesante y bien publicada" (Palau); this part is focused on giving an historical overview of former expeditions to the region, including those of Drake and Bougainville, constituting itself as an invaluable source of information of the Magellan Strait. The illustration comprises a folding map of the Strait. Palau, 352515. Sabin, 16765 (for both parts). Hill, 1756.

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        Revolutions-Almanach von 1794 (und) 1795. Herausgegeben von Heinrich August Ottokar Reichard. 2 Jahrgange (von12) in 2 Bänden

      Göttingen, Dieterich 1793 (- 1794) - Köring 98; Lanckoronska/Rümann 18; Baumgärtel 299. - Die glaubwürdigste und erfolgreichste antirevolutionäre Publikation der Zeit (Mix, Kalender, 137). - Die Tafeln zeigen humoreske Karikaturen auf die Französische Wohlbeleibtheit und britische Hungerleiderey, das Frontispiz für 1794 zeigt die Abbildung des Freiheits-Baumes und der Piken zu Mainz 1793, unter den Kupfertafeln französische Imigranten, Unruhen im Nationalkonvent in Paris, Aufstand der Handwerker in Frankfurt, die Hinrichtung König Ludwig XVI., Reitertruppen der Koalitionsmächte, Abbildung einer Guillotine, Gedächtnismünzen, verschiedene Porträts und Szenen der Gewalttaten durch die französischen Revolutionäre. - Titel jeweils gestämpelt und mit ausgestrichenem Besitzvermerk, stellenweise leicht gebräunt, sonst sauber. Hervorzuheben die goldverzierten zeitgenössischen Halblederbände (4), 390, (2); VI, (2), 342 S., 2 gest. Titel, 2 gest. Frontispize (1 kolor.), 37 gest. Kupfertafeln Halbleder der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung u, goldgepr. Rückenschild, marmor. Vorsatz u. Schnitt, Kl.8° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Private Life of the Late Benjamin Franklin

      London: Printed for J. Parsons, 1793. First edition in English of Franklin's autobiography which has become one of the most famous and influential examples of an autobiography ever written. Octavo, bound in half contemporary calf over marbled boards. In very good condition with some light rubbing. A very nice clean example, rare and desirable in a contemporary binding. The most widely read of all American autobiographies... [The Private Life of the Late Benjamin Franklin] holds the essence of the American way of life" (Grolier 21). "A year after Benjamin Franklin's death his autobiography was published in Paris in March of 1791... Known today as The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, this classic piece of Americana was originally written for Franklin's son William, then the governor of New Jersey. The work portrays a fascinating picture of life in Philadelphia, as well as shrewd observations on the literature, philosophy and religion of the time. Franklin wrote the first five chapters of his autobiography in England in 1771, resumed again 13 years later (1784-85) in Paris and later in 1788 when he returned to the United States. Franklin ends the account of his life in 1757 when he was 51 years old. Considered to be the greatest autobiography produced in colonial America" (Archiving Early America).

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        Gustavs Tod

      Hamburg: Carl Ernst Bohn. 1793. First. First edition. Octavo. 114pp., frontispiece engraving. Contemporary full calf gilt, morocco spine label and elaborate tooling on the spine. Marbled endpapers, all edges stained green. Ownership signature of the important Philadelphia Quaker merchant "Thos P. Cope 1801", joints a little tender, spine worn down to the text black, a good copy. Account of the assassination of Gustavus III of Sweden. OCLC locates only two copies in the U.S. (Yale and Harvard). .

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        Five wood engravings of the first Lamb Hill homestead, Warrengate, Whanganui district, circa 1865

      1. Title: Lamb Hill [in the image] From the south west [manuscript]. Image 150 x 190 mm; sheet 175 x 225 mm; initialled in the image lower right JGG. 2. Title: Lambhill [in manuscript]. Artist's proof of the above engraving. Image 130 x 180 mm; sheet 150 x 180 mm; uninitialled; verso with pen and ink sketch of two Whanganui settlers with rifles, approximately 90 x 90 mm. 3. Title: Lamb Hill Wanganui [in the image] From nearly north east [in manuscript]. Image 165 x 230 mm; sheet 200 x 260 mm; initialled in the image lower left JGG; small loss at upper right corner of sheet. 4. Title: Lambhill [in manuscript]. Image 120 x 195 mm; sheet 137 x 202 mm; uninitialled. 5. Title: Lamb Hill [in the image] From the west [in manuscript]. Image 112 x 156 mm; sheet 125 x 200 mm; uninitialled. The artist, J.G. (John Gordon) Gilfillan, was a son of J.A. (John Alexander) Gilfillan (1793-1864), one of the most important early settlers in the Whanganui district. J.A. Gilfillan, John Gordon's father, was a talented artist who had taught painting at the Andersonian Institute, Glasgow, before emigrating to New Zealand with his wife and young family. The Gilfillans arrived in Wellington on Christmas Day 1841, when John Gordon was only two years of age. By the end of the following year J.A. Gilfillan had settled with his family in Whanganui, where he had been allotted 110 acres of arable land by the New Zealand Company in the Matarawa Valley, a short distance from the Whanganui township. He had also been granted a small town section in Guyton Street, on which he built a small thatched house. This was an interim dwelling which the family used while waiting for their farming land to be developed, and it was during this period that J.A. Gilfillan painted numerous scenes in and around Whanganui, as well as several portraits of local Māori chiefs. Many of his sketches and finished paintings from the first phase of European settlement in Whanganui have survived, and provide an important visual record of this time. J.A. Gilfillan had completed the construction of the family's house on their rural property in the Matarawa Valley by the end of 1845, and it is around this date that he painted the watercolour portrait of his six year old son John Gordon, now held in the Fletcher Trust Collection. In April 1847 the Gilfillan homestead was attacked by a Māori raiding party seeking to avenge one of their young men who had suffered a gunshot wound at the hands of a settler. The homestead was burnt to the ground. J.A. Gilfillan survived the attack, despite being severely wounded in the neck, but his wife and three of his children were massacred. Following this tragic incident, J.A. Gilfillan took his three surviving children - including John Gordon - to Australia, where he worked as an artist in Melbourne until his death in February 1864. John Gordon then returned to New Zealand, where he still had family ties in the Whanganui district due to his older sister Georgianna's marriage to Dr. James Allison (1817-67) of Lamb Hill (Lambhill). Allison, another important early Whanganui settler, had arrived in 1840. He had named Lamb Hill after his family's property in Scotland. In 1844 Allison married Georgianna Gilfillan (who had just turned 15), the daughter of J.A. Gilfillan. 'After a period spent living at Wairau, James and Georgianna moved back to Lamb Hill in 1855 where they built the first of the two Lamb Hill homesteads around 1865. This house was of kahikatea, with severe borer damage requiring its replacement in 1880. The replacement was the same in every respect, and on the same spot. The site, a hill with extensive views, was chosen for fear of Maori attack. The lookout platform on the roof was built for the same reason.' (Whanganui Government Built Heritage Inventory) The suite of wood engravings of Lamb Hill by John Gordon Gilfillan which we offer here were probably completed in 1865 following his return to Whanganui from Australia. They show the newly built Lamb Hill homestead belonging to his brother-in-law and sister from four different angles. These images are completely unrecorded. While not the work of a professional artist like his father, John Gordon's engravings have a charmingly naive quality. A copy of John Gordon Gilfillan's journal, containing his account of a journey from Whanganui via Taupo and Tauranga to Rotorua district between February and May 1875, is held in the National Library of New Zealand (the original is held in a private collection). Gilfillan did not return to Whanganui - he drowned in Lake Rotorua in May 1875, before completing his journey. The NLNZ also holds five watercolours which it has tentatively attributed to John Gordon Gilfillan, on the basis that they are in a "more primitive" hand than that of his father (see, for example Maori camp with men cooking). Reference: Smart, Maxwell J.G. and Bates, Arthur P., The Wanganui story. Wanganui : Wanganui Newspapers Ltd., 1972

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        Jefferson-Signed Patent Act of 1793

      1793 - Printed Document Signed as Secretary of State, An act to promote the progress of useful arts, and to repeal the act heretofore made for that purpose, February 21, 1793. Signed in type by George Washington as President, Jonathan Trumbull as Speaker of the House of Representatives, and John Adams as Vice President and President of the Senate. [Philadelphia: Francis Childs and John Swaine?, 1793], 4 pp. Evans 26309 Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson signs the second U.S. Patent Act, which played a signal role in the commercial development of the United States. A key difference between this act and the one it replaced was that, in addition to new inventions, patents could be issued for improvements to existing products. The measure helped foster American innovation, successfully ushering the nation into the Industrial Revolution. We locate no other signed copies of this milestone act. Partial Transcript". when any person or persons, being a citizen or citizens of the United States, shall allege that he or they have invented any new and useful art, machine, manufacture or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement on any art, machine, manufacture or composition of matter, not known or used before the application, and shall present a petition to the Secretary of State . it shall . be lawful for the said Secretary of State, to cause letters patent to be made out ."Historical BackgroundIn August of 1787, well into the proceedings of the Federal Convention, James Madison and Charles Pinckney recommended adding the power to issue patents to the draft U.S. Constitution. The delegates agreed without a dissenting vote. The clause appears in Article 1, Section 8, charging Congress with the promotion of "the progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries."The first Patent Act was passed by Congress on April 10, 1790. It gave complete power to grant patents to a board consisting of the Secretary of State, the Secretary of War and the Attorney General. As Secretary of State, Thomas Jefferson personally examined all applications. "He was now able to keep his finger on the pulse of American discovery," Jefferson biographer Dumas Malone observed. "No compatriot of his was so well fitted to enjoy and fill such a position." Only 57 patents were granted during Jefferson's tenure, in part because of his strict interpretation of the requirement for originality and practicality. It wasn't long, however, before Jefferson and the other board members realized thatmore pressing duties left them with insufficient time to assess the applications.This 1793 Patent Act specifically addresses the problem, charging the Secretary of State with issuing a patent to any applicant who complied with a set of prescribed formalities, swore his invention was original, and paid a fee. Also, through Jefferson's private influence, it broadened the wording to include any "new and useful improvement" to an existing product, a definition that remains to this day. To reduce the Patent Board's responsibility, however, the 1793 Act left any claims of the novelty and validity of an invention for the courts to decide. This system remained in effect for more than 40 years, by which time patents-many of them for inventions that were not original-were being issued at a rate of 600 per year. To stem the tide of derivative and useless inventions, a revised act was passed in 1836, which returned to the practice of examining an application before the issue of a patent.Legislative measures signed by Jefferson as Secretary of StateFollowing a law passed on September 15, 1789, Thomas Jefferson, as Secretary of State, signed two copies of each law, order, vote, or resolution of Congress for distribution to the executive of every state. (By the same law, a single copy was distributed to each U.S. senator and representative, t. (See website for full description)

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        Enquiry (Inquiry) Concerning Political Justice, and Its Influence on Morals and Happiness

      London: G.G. And J. Robinson (1793), 1796. Second Edition. Quarter Calf. Near Fine. Octavo. Association Copy - Not Signed. Second (Corrected) Edition (Stated) , First Printing With 1796 Dates On Title Pages. Two Volumes. Contemporary Marbled Boards, Skillfully And Beautifully Re-Backed To Style In Bright Quarter Leather, Compartments On Spines With Red Morocco Labels, Gilt Decoration And Gilt Rules, Leather Tips. Half-Titles, Blank Free Endpapers, And Errata Present In Both Volumes; . Printing And Mind Of Man Title (For First Edition). In Revising The 1793 First Edition Of Political Justice (1793) In 1796, Godwin Remarked That He Had Not Yielded "A Proper Attention To The Empire Of Feeling." He Further Thought That "Not Only The Passions Of Men, But Their Judgments, Are To A Great Degree The Creatures Of Their Sympathy." These Judgments Contradict His Earlier Opinions In The First Edition That Reason Alone Can Determine Human Action. Thus The Second Edition, Not The First, Represents In This And Other Ways Godwin's Evolved Thoughts. Engraved Nineteenth Century Bookplates Of C. B. Farwell (1823-1903), U. S. Congressman And Senator From Illinois, Founder Of Lake Forest University, And Brother Of Prominent 19Th Century Businessman J. V. Farwell, Chicago's Leading Wholesale Merchant Prior To The Rise Of Marshall Field. An Attractive, Well Preserved, Solid And Readable Set, With Some Loss Of Original Paper On Edges Of Boards, No Damage To Front And Back Of Boards. Bookseller's Ticket Of C. Ambery Of Manchester On Top Of Front Board Of Vol 1..

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        Works of the Late Doctor Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of His Life Written By Himself. Together with Essays Humorous, Moral & Literary, Chiefly in the Manner of The Spectator

      London: G G J and J Robinson, 1793. First Edition, First Printing. Full Calf. Fine Books. Illustrated Title Pages. Two Volumes, First Printings. Vol I: Xi, With Instructions To Binder On Verso Of Xi; 317, With Three Line Errata On Following Leaf. Vol Ii: (5), 268. Page Block 6 7/8" Tall, Binding 7 1/4" Tall. Pages Very Well Preserved, Almost No Foxing, Retaining Original Coloring And Polishing To All Edges Of Page Block. Newly Rebound In Full Hand Stained English Calf, Tooled To Period, Original Red Morocco Spine Labels, New Handmade End Papers. Very Clean, Square, Unmarked, Contents Crisp.

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        Malerische Reise in die italienische Schweiz mit geatzen Blattern von I. H. Meyer

      Zurich bey Orell, Gessner, Füssli und Compagnie 1793. 4° oblungo, mm 125x205, pp. (6), 75, con 12 vedute all'acquaforte a piena pagina, frontespizio e ultima carta illustrati da due belle vignette incise, contiene al fondo 48 acqueforti aggiunte al volume sempre di paesaggi elvetici. Leg. mz. pelle con punte, dorso mancante ma esemplare solido e molto ben conservato al suo interno, solo un restauro al verso della prima incisione.  Libretto composto di dodici bellissime vedute eseguite all'acquaforte a seguito del viaggio nel Canton Ticino, compiuto a piedi partendo da Zurigo, da Joahnn Konrad Steiner e i suoi due allievi. Uno dei primissimi viaggi pittoreschi che ebbero larga diffusione nel XIX secolo. Primo libro in assoluto a raffigurare il Canton Ticino, in particolare i luoghi di Calonico, Quartino, Molinetto, il fiume Tresa e la baia di Ponte Tresa. Tra le altre vedute il lago di Zugo, il lago di Lucerna, Altdorf, il San Gottardo (Stalvedro), il lago di Como (Villa Pliniana) la via Mala e il lago di Walenstadt. Esemplare unico, poiché arricchito di 48 vedute di città e paesaggi svizzeri, composte dal più talentuoso dei due allievi, Johann Heinrich Meyer; le 48 vedute appartengono alla serie di 108 incisioni eseguite per il Calendario Elvetico pubblicato a Zurigo (1779 -  1798) dal poeta, pittore ed editore svizzero Salomon Gessner; quest'ultimo eseguì le prime 60 incisioni per il calendario fino all'anno 1788, quando questi morì il testimone passò a Meyer. Nel volume si trovano dunque le 48 incisioni di Meyer eseguite per gli ultimi otto anni 1790 - 1798. Ogni anno i volumi contenevano fino a un massimo di sei incisioni, per questo la numerazione delle tavole nel nostro volume va da 1 a 6 per poi ricominciare. Elenco completo su richiesta. Cfr. G. Ghiringehlli, Il Ticino nelle vecchie stampe, n. 94 e seguenti (Helvetischer Calendar 1779-1797).

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      Edinburgh: M. Gray, Vernor & Hood; Ogilvie and Speare, 1793. First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good binding. Belonging to Edwards' granddaughter Mary Hoyt, with her signature as well as her name label; dated in her hand in 1794. Bound in contemporary sheep, with morocco title label. The endpaper is torn with some loss. The front board discreetly reattached. Very Good binding.

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        -1) LINDET (Robert) Rapport qui a précédé l'acte énonciatif des crimes de Louis Capet lu à la Convention Nationale au nom de la Commission des 21, le 10 déc. 1792

      Paris, imp. Nationale, 1793, in 8°, de 22pp., - suivi de: -2) DUFRICHE-VALAZÉ Rapport fait à la Convention Nationale au nom de la Commission extraordinaire des 24, le 6 Nov. 1792, sur les crimes du ci-devant roi, dont les preuves ont été trouvées dans les papiers recueillis par le comité de surveillance de la Commune de Paris. P. Imp. Nat. s.d. (1792) de 28pp., - suivi de : -3) Recueil de pièces justificatives de l'acte énonciatif des crimes de Louis Capet, réunies par la commission des 21... premier inventaire, imprimé par ordre de la Convention, s.d., de 172pp. - suivi de: - 3bis) Idem second inventaire, imp. Nat. s.d., de 210pp., - suivi de: -4) Commission extraordinaire des 24, établie par décret du 1er Octobre, imp. Nat. s.d. (1792) de 2pp., - suivi de : -5) Second recueil de pièces justificatives des crimes commis par le ci-devant Roi, premier cahier, à l'appui du rapport fait au nom de la commission extraordinaire des 24, par VALAZÉ, P. imp. Nat. 1793, de 1f. 121pp. - suivi de : -6) Appel nominal fait le mardi 15 février 1793, l'an deuxième de la République française, sur cette question: Louis Capet est-il coupable de conspiration contre la Liberté publique & d'attentats contre la sûreté générale de l'Etat ? S.l.n.d. de 71pp. - suivi de : -7) Inventaires des pièces recueillies par la Commission des 21, concernant les crimes de Louis Capet... S.l.n.d., de 26pp. - suivi de : -8) Rapport et projet de décret présentés à la Convention Nationale au nom du Comité Législatif par Jean MAILHE, le 7 Nov. 1792, imp. nat. s.d. de 27pp. - suivi de : -9) Défense de Louis prononcée à la barre de la Convention nationale le mercredi 26 déc. 1792 par le citoyen DESEZE, l'un de ses défenseurs officieux... P. imp. nat. 1792, de 1f. 49pp. - suivi de: -10) Défense de Louis XVI, première partie, contenant l'examen des faits antérieurs à l'acceptation de l'acte constitutionnel, par Michel-Germain PICHOIS, homme de Loi. P. chez Dufresne 1792, de 30pp. -11) Idem deuxième partie, où l'on examine les faits postérieurs à l'acceptation de l'acte constitutionnel et le rapport des loix avec le jugement proposé.. P. 1793, de 47pp. - suivi de : -12) Observations des défenseurs de Louis sur une imputation particulière qui lui a été faite dans la Convention, précédées de leur lettre d'envoi au Citoyen-Président (signé Lamoignon-Malesherbes, Tronchet, Deseze) P. imp. nat. s.d., de 8pp. - suivi de : -13) Opinion du citoyen Pierre Arnaud DARTIGOYTE député des Landes prononcée à la séance du 3 janv. 1793 ... sur la défense de Louis Capet. P. imp. nat. s.d., de 10pp., le tout relié en 1 fort vol. demi-basane blonde époque, dos lisse orné, avec le titre procès de Louis XVI tomé 1, avec table manuscrite en tête. Bon exemplaire. Important recueil de pièces officielles publiées par la Convention nationale et relatives au procès de Louis XVI et à sa défense. -1) Tourneux I.3610 - 2) Tourneux I.3607 Martin & Walter IV.33073 - 3 à 5) Tourneux I.3611 - 6) Tourneux I.3668 - 7) Tourneux I.3612 -8) Martin & Walter III.22416 "sur le jugement de Louis XVI" -9) Tourneux I.3635 - 10 & 11) Tourneux I. 3755 -12) Martin & Walter III.22494 - 13) Martin & Walter I.9210

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        The Theory and Practice of Aerostation

      Overview Details & Condition First edition of the first English-language scientific treatise on ballooning. This copy includes Cavallo's uncommon 1793 treatise on the mother-of-pearl micrometer he invented, and is extra-illustrated with three plates from an unknown edition of Saint-Fond's book on the Montgolfier brothers, Description des Expériences de la Machine Aérostatique (first published 1783-84). In his early twenties Tiberius Cavallo (1749-1809) moved from Italy to London, where "he moved easily in cultivated circles and developed an interest in electrical experiments, in particular on atmospheric electricity. His experimental skill and inventiveness brought him quickly to the notice of some of the leading natural philosophers of the day. He designed an ingenious electrometer for detecting and measuring the smallest quantity of electricity in the atmosphere, and in 1777 he published A Complete Treatise on Electricity in Theory and Practice with Original Experiments... The work was a compendium of contemporary understanding of electricity, and in it Cavallo emphasized the importance of experiments for the advancement of natural knowledge and identified possible directions for further investigation, both practical and theoretical. The Treatise was well received, and it earned him a high reputation within the Royal Society of London, of which he was elected a fellow on 9 December 1779" (ODNB). Cavallo was a talented experimentalist and inventor; he undertook serious investigations into topics such as the medical uses of electricity and the physical properties of air and other gases. He invented and improved on a large number of instruments, and also acted as an international agent for London instrument makers. Serving as the Bakerian Lecturer of the Royal Society between 1782 and 1792, he was a skilled science communicator whose books and lectures were well-received by the public as well as his peers. The History and Practice of Aerostation contains a detailed history of ballooning and aerostatic experiments, including early unmanned flights, the work of the Montgolfier brothers, Pilatre de Rozier, and a large number of other amateur and professional experimenters. The second half of the volume covers the theory of ballooning with sections on the nature of air, the construction of balloons, the mechanisms for sending them aloft and bringing them back to Earth, scientific experiments and observations that can be made during a voyage, and a short essay on the uses to which the new invention may be put in the future. "It can hardly be expected that, in the present state of the subject, all, or even a few, of the uses, to which the aerostatic machines may be applied, should be precisely known, since the decisive proof of experience has not yet been sufficiently shewn" (p. 320). The second text bound into this volume describes one of Cavallo's inventions, a "simple and valuable" micrometer, for making small measurements while using a microscope or telescope. "The Mother-of-pearl micrometer is a very simple, and at the same time, a very accurate instrument of the kind. It consists of a small semitransparent scale or slip of Mother-of-pearl, about the 20th part of an inch broad, and of the thickness of common writing paper, divided into a number of equal parts by parallel lines, every fifth and tenth of which is a little longer than the rest" (pp. 3-4). [Bound together with] Description, and Use, of the Telescopical Mother-of-Pearl Micrometer. London: printed for the author and sold by C. Dilly, P. Elmsly, and J. Stockdale, 1785. And London: printed for the author and sold by C. Dilly, 1793.  Octavo (208 x 130 mm). Contemporary tree calf handsomely rebacked to style, spine gilt in compartments, red morocco label. 8 page index and author's ad. The Micrometer being 41 pages with two leaves of preliminaries. 2 engraved folding plates, extra-illustrated with 3 plates from an unknown edition of Faujas de Saint-Fond's book on the Montgolfier brothers, Description des Expériences de la Machine Aérostatique. Armorial bookplate. Professionally rebacked and with the corners and edges of the boards restored, occasional light spotting to the edges of the textblock and the contents, a little toning and offsetting of the plates, mostly affecting the plates introduced from the Saint-Fond, but generally clean and fresh. A very good copy.

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        Works of the Late Doctor Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of His Life Written By Himself. Together with Essays Humorous, Moral & Literary, Chiefly in the Manner of The Spectator

      London: G G J and J Robinson, 1793. First Edition, First Printing. Full Calf. Fine Books. Illustrated Title Pages. Two Volumes, First Printings. Vol I: Xi, With Instructions To Binder On Verso Of Xi; 317, With Three Line Errata On Following Leaf. Vol Ii: (5), 268. Page Block 6 7/8" Tall, Binding 7 1/4" Tall. Pages Very Well Preserved, Almost No Foxing, Retaining Original Coloring And Polishing To All Edges Of Page Block. Newly Rebound In Full Hand Stained English Calf, Tooled To Period, Original Red Morocco Spine Labels, New Handmade End Papers. Very Clean, Square, Unmarked, Contents Crisp.

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        Fables of John Gay; with a life of the author (offered with) The Fables of Aesop With a life of the author

      London: John Stockdale, 1793. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. Gay, Vol. II includes the advertisement leaf following the title page and publisher's advertisement on verso of final text leaf for an edition of Barlow's Aesop and Stockdale fables of Aesop (no dates noted). Engraved title page in each volume, plus 112 plates in the Aesop and 70 plates in Gay, 12 by William Blake; plates with blank leaves as guards. A large paper copy bound in polished mottled calf with matching flyleaves, gilt-ruled around the edges and inner dentelles, gilt decorated spine. All edges gilt. Interior has some light offsetting from plates as usual. First edition, first issue of both works with the long "s" throughout. An exquisite set.

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        Fables by John Gay with a Life of the Author and Embellished with Seventy Plates 2 Volume Set

      London: John Stockdale. Near Fine. 1793. FIRST EDITION. Hard Cover. Near Fine condition two volumes in full leather with decorative gilt stamping. Marbled endpapers. Professionally Rebacked. A very handsome copy. Corners lightly rubbed. ; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" .

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        Fables ? with a Life of the Author

      London: Printed for John Stockdale, 1793. First Stockdale edition and first with the Blake plates, first issue with the long 's' throughout. 2 engraved title-pages with vignette, "Gay Monument" frontispiece and 68 illustrations (including 12 etchings by William Blake). [ii], xii, 225; [ii], vii, 188 pp. 2 vols. 8vo (10-3/8 x 6-3/4 inches). Contemporary full straight-grained red morocco, covers stamped in gilt with outer roll border, flat spines divided into 6 compartments, 2 with title and volume number, the rest gilt with small tool, a.e.g., marbled endpapers. Light wear to extremities, some foxing to title-pages. Bookplate of Frasier W. McCann. First Stockdale edition and first with the Blake plates, first issue with the long 's' throughout. 2 engraved title-pages with vignette, "Gay Monument" frontispiece and 68 illustrations (including 12 etchings by William Blake). [ii], xii, 225; [ii], vii, 188 pp. 2 vols. 8vo (10-3/8 x 6-3/4 inches). With 12 Plates by Blake. A tall copy in contemporary binding of the Stockdale edition of Gay's Fables with 12 engravings by Blake, who freely adapted his source material. Ray considers this one of the best examples of Blake's work as a reproductive engraver. Bentley & Nurmi 371A; Ray, England 1; Essick, William Blake's Commercial Book Illustrations, XXVI

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        Fables with a life of the Author and embellished with 70 Plates

      2 vols. London: John Stockdale, 1793. 2 vols., royal 8vo, xi, 225; vii, 187,(1, advertisement) pp. Engraved title to each part, frontispiece to vol. I, and 70 plates including 12 by Blake. Full contemporary calf a bit scuffed and untidy but quite sound, internally very good despite the usual browning and offsetting, and with huge margins. First edition with Blake?s plates, this copy very tall, possibly large-paper ?The plates in this famous edition are free adaptations from the designs of Kent, Wootton, and Gravelot, who illustrated the earlier printings of Gay's Fables. William Blake completely redesigned, and redrew, the 12 images for which he is responsible, and is listed among the subscribers to the edition, as are the other engravers who worked on this project. Blake engraved the plates opposite pp. 1, 29, 59, 73, 99, 109, 125, 133 and 181 in volume one; and those opposite pp. 1, 105 and 145 in volume two.? (Sotheran?s). The first issue is easily identified because it uses the long ?s? throughout and the second does not. Bentley, Blake Books, 460A. Essick, William Blake?s Commercial Book Illustrations, XXVI. Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England, 1.

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        Fables ? with a Life of the Author

      London: Printed for John Stockdale, 1793. First Stockdale edition and first with the Blake plates, later issue with short "s" throughout. 2 engraved title-pages with vignette, "Gay Monument" frontispiece and 68 illustrations (including 12 etchings by William Blake). [ii], xii, 225; [ii], vii, 188 pp. 2 vols. 8vo (10-3/8 x 6-3/4 inches). Bound to style in acid-stained calf, covers gilt with outer roll border, flat spine gilt with red morocco lettering-pieces and volume label, a.e.g. Title-pages trimmed with some loss, light foxing to some plates. First Stockdale edition and first with the Blake plates, later issue with short "s" throughout. 2 engraved title-pages with vignette, "Gay Monument" frontispiece and 68 illustrations (including 12 etchings by William Blake). [ii], xii, 225; [ii], vii, 188 pp. 2 vols. 8vo (10-3/8 x 6-3/4 inches). With 12 Plates by Blake. The Stockdale edition of Gay's Fables with 12 engravings by Blake, who freely adapted his source material. Ray considers this one of the best examples of Blake's work as a reproductive engraver. Bentley & Nurmi 371A; Ray, England 1; Essick, William Blake's Commercial Book Illustrations, XXVI

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      London: Printed for John Stockdale, 1793. Two volumes. xi,[1],225,[1]pp. plus plates; vii,[1],187,[1]pp. plus plates. Royal octavo. Full modern plum-brown crush levant, raised bands, gilt labels, a.e.g. Frontis, engraved title vignettes. Occasional light foxing and isolated finger smudges, but a very good, large set (256 x 155 mm), neatly bound. First Stockdale edition, first impression, on unwatermarked paper and with the long 's' throughout. This edition is notable for the inclusion of twelve engravings executed by William Blake, as well as engravings by Grainger, Mazell and others. "Mr. Blake" is also present in the substantial Subscribers list at the end of the second volume, which is followed by an advertisement for Barlow's AESOP. A concealed reprint on paper watermarked 1809 or 1810 utilizes the modern 's' throughout. BENTLEY & NURMI 371a. KEYNES 106. RAY 1. ESTC N9619.

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

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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      Piccadilly: John Stockdale, 1793. The covers are in very good condition, the interior is tight and clean although there are a couple plates that have a small piece out of the edge [nowhere near the image] and the paper is foxed in varying degrees throughout. General foxing throughout, some pages heavily, some midly.. 2 Volumes bound in later 3/4 buckram with matching marbled paper covered boards and end-papers; includes a short biography of Gay, a list of subscribers, a one page advertisement. There are seventy [70] plates, each 3x4 inches [on 6.5x10.5 inch pages], 12 by William Blake. Six that have some hand-coloring; These new fables were invented for the amusement of His Highness William Duke of Cumberland. 187 & 225 pages.

      [Bookseller: By The Way Books]
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      Madrid, 1793. xxiv,228,[4]pp. Small quarto. Contemporary calf. Extremities lightly worn. Rather clean internally. Very good. The third Spanish edition, after the rare first two editions of 1681 and 1682, of Esquemeling's famous book, the classic account of pirates in the Caribbean, on the Spanish Main, and in the South Seas. First published in Amsterdam in 1678 as DE AMERICAENSCHE ZEE-ROOVERS, it next appeared in Cologne in Spanish in 1681. The first English edition, translated from the second Spanish edition and not from the original, was published in 1684. Rare on the market. PALAU 85732. SABIN 23474.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson, in New South Wales, including an Accurate Description of the Situation of the Colony; of the Natives; and of its Natural Productions: taken on the spot, by Captain Watkin Tench, of the Marines

      London: G. Nicol and J. Sewell, 1793. A fine clean copy.. Quarto, with the folding map; in modern polished tree calf gilt, in eighteenth century style. Tench's second book, completing his account of the settlement at Sydney Cove: a fine and large copy, and an original subscriber's copy, inscribed on a flyleaf "Woodgate. Ex dono G.B. Prescott Bart": George Beeston Prescot of Westminster appears in the printed list of subscribers.The first edition of one of the scarcest First Fleet accounts, this is the second of Tench's two books and brings his account of settlement in New South Wales down to the end of the first four years. Tench left New South Wales with the other marines on 18 December 1791 aboard HMS Gorgon which had accompanied the Third Fleet, and his book was published in November or December 1793, more than a year after his return.Tench's well-crafted book paints a comprehensive view of daily life in the settlement through years of hardship and severe shortages. An understanding and intelligent observer of human nature, he gives vivid insights into the often strained relationships between convict labourers and the marines set to guard them. His account has been praised as the most insightful and detailed description of the social fabric of the penal colony, in contrast to other more formal and official narratives. Tench also describes his significant explorations of the landscape of the Sydney basin and forays into the Blue Mountains, while providing sympathetic descriptions of their contact with the Eora Aboriginal people. The book includes a folding map providing an excellent survey of known lands, detailing Botany Bay and Broken Bay along the coast and inland to the Nepean river, with numerous engraved notes on the landscape with a view to future farming and grazing ventures.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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