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        Siecle de la Raison. WITH: Le Sens Commun

      , 1793. 1793. First Edition . PAINE, Thomas. Le siècle de la raison. Traduit de l

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        Acte constitutionnel du peuple français, avec le Rapport, la Déclaration des Droits, et le Procès-verbal de l'inauguration.

      - Paris, Imprimerie de Didot Jeune, l'an deuxième [1793]. In-4 (260 x 175 mm), demi-maroquin aubergine janséniste à grands coins bords filetés or, dos à 5 nerfs, titre doré, tête dorée (rel. Champs), viii, 73 p., imprimé sur papier vélin fort. Edition originale de la Constitution de 1793 imprimée chez Didot de format in-4°. C'est cette même édition dont un exemplaire fut imprimé sur peau de vélin pour être déposé à la Bibliothèque Nationale (cf. Van Praet, 'Catalogue des Livres imprimés sur vélin de la Bibliothèque du Roi', T.VI, p. 59, n°136 bis). Elaborée par Condorcet et profondément remaniée par les montagnards, elle servira de modèle pour les constitutionnalistes républicains tout au long de l'histoire, notamment en 1848 et en 1946. Radicale et novatrice, elle reconnaît, pour la première fois, des droits sociaux et économiques, tels que le droit au travail, à l'association, aux secours publics ou encore à l'instruction, auxquels s'ajoutent les droits fondamentaux reconnus par la Déclaration du 26 août 1789. Elle met l'égalité devant la liberté, la sûreté et la propriété, instaure le suffrage universel (réservé aux hommes) et fait de la révolte et de la résistance à l'oppression un des droits fondamentaux. (‘Catalogue de l'histoire de France’, n°42. 'Révolution française', cat. Expo. BN, 1928, p. 83. Monglond, II, 843). Ex-libris A. Hénin, Orfèvre à Paris, gravé par Edmond-Eugène Valton, daté de 1880, au monogramme "A.H." et mention:"J'ai lu Manuel des ouvriers" (GMN, ‘Répertoire général des ex-libris français’, H0311). Bel exemplaire, très bien relié par Champs, imprimé sur papier vélin fort, très grand de marges (260 x 175 mm). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Sammelband:] A Message of the President of the United States to Congress relative to France and Great-Britain. Delivered December 5, 1793. With the papers therein referred to. To which are added the French originals (Includes: Papers relative to Great-Britain. Philadelphia, Nov. 29, 1791 and French Originals. A Philadelphie, le 22. Mai, 1793); bound with: The Correspondence between Citizen Genet ... and the Officers of the Federal Government; and Papers relative to Great-Britain, Appendix No. 1.

      Printed by Childs and Swaine; [Philadelphia, Printed: London: Reprinted for J. Debrett, opposite Burlington-House, Piccadilly], 1793; [1794]. Philadelphia: Printed by Childs and Swaine; [Philadelphia, Printed: London: Reprinted for J. Debrett, opposite Burlington-House, Piccadilly]. 1793; [1794]. First. Five separately paginated works relating to the Citizen Genet Affair (1793-94) bound together in one volume. Octavo. Half bound in later leather and cloth over boards, spine lettered in gilt: "Pamphlets, Jefferson, 1793." Rubbing at the spine and joints, near fine.From 1793-94, the French minister to the U.S. Charles Genet, embroiled the United States and France in a diplomatic crisis, as the U.S. Government attempted to remain neutral in the conflict between Great Britain and Revolutionary France. The controversy was ultimately resolved by Genet's recall from his position. This unique volume binds together Washington's report and Jefferson's correspondence relating to the affair printed in Philadelphia by Childs and Swaine in 1793 (see nos. 1, 3-4 listed below), along with Jefferson's additional correspondence printed in London in 1794 (nos. 2 and 5). The name of the London publisher: "Sold by J. Butterworth / London" is written in manuscript at the bottom of the title page; and item nos. 2 and 5 were bound in without the title page: [Authentic copies of the correspondence of Thomas Jefferson ... and George Hammond ... Philadelphia, Printed: London: Reprinted for J. Debrett].In order:1. A Message of the President of the United States to Congress relative to France and Great-Britain. Delivered December 5, 1793. With the papers therein referred to. To which are added the French originals. Published by order of the House of Representatives. Philadelphia: Printed by Childs and Swaine, M,DCC,XCIII. pp. [i-iii] iv, [5] 6-102.2. The Correspondence between Citizen Genet, Minister of the French Republic to the United States of North America, and the Officers of the Federal Government. To which are prefixed, the Instructions from the Constituted Authorites of France to the said Minister. All from authentic Documents. Philadelphia, 20th December, 1793, Second Year of the French Republic, One and Indivisible. pp. [1] 2-11 [12 (blank)].3-4. French Originals. A Philadelphie, le 22. Mai, 1793; Papers relative to Great-Britain. Philadelphia, Nov. 29, 1791. pp. [1] 2-32, [2 (Jefferson's attestation dated 4 December, 1793)], [1] 2-116.5. Papers relative to Great-Britain. Appendix No. 1. pp. [1] 2-59 [60 (blank)].All five items are scarce and rarely found together in one volume. .

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        ACTS AND LAWS OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, IN AMERICA

      New London: Printed by Timothy Green, 1793. 8,6,[2],265,267-394,399-451pp. Folio. Contemporary sheep. Boards nearly detached. Sheep scuffed and worn. Toning and scattered foxing. Contemporary ink ownership signatures of B. Snow and Jonathan Trumbull on titlepage. A good copy. Governor Jonathan Trumbull's copy of the acts and laws of Connecticut, 1784-93, bearing his signature. Jonathan Trumbull (1740-1809) was the older brother of the famous painter, John Trumbull, and the son of the elder Jonathan Trumbull, governor of colonial Connecticut and first governor of the state of Connecticut. The younger Jonathan Trumbull served as Connecticut's governor from 1797 to his death in 1809. The present volume comprises the full run of the acts and laws of the state of Connecticut from 1784 through May 1793. The first part (through page 265), issued with a separate titlepage, is the second edition of the text, printed by Timothy Green in New London, and may have been printed in 1785 or later, according to Evans. This part contains printings of Connecticut's colonial charter and the Articles of Confederation. All but one of the remaining twenty-one parts were printed in New London at the press of Timothy Green, the exception being ACTS... for October 1785 (Evans 18967), which was printed by Thomas and Samuel Green in New Haven and for which no New London printing is recorded. EVANS 18410, 18411, 18414, 18965, 18967, 19569, 19572, 20286, 20291, 21010, 21015, 21749, 21753, 21757, 22419, 22424, 23272, 23277, 23281, 24213, 24216, 25331. JOHNSON 1143, 1144, 1145, 1155, 1171, 1172, 1187, 1188, 1200, 1201, 1210, 1211, 1212, 1223, 1224, 1231, 1232, 1233, 1243, 1244, 1258. DAB XIX, pp.17-18.

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        Cary's New and Correct English Atlas

      1793. First Edition . CARY, John. Cary's New and Correct English Atlas: Being a New Set of County Maps from Actual Surveys. London: John Cary, 1793. Large quarto, contemporary full brown tree calf reabcked, red morocco spine label, raised bands, original marbled endpapers. $3800.Second edition of Cary's ""immensely popular"" atlas of England and Wales, ""the standard county atlas of the period,"" containing 46 lovely hand-colored maps, a very handsome copy in contemporary tree calf.""John Cary was one of the most prolific, and by many considered to be the finest, of English map-makers. His work was of high standard, and in the many issues of his works he made constant additions and improvements, not only in his geographical data, but also in technical processes of printing"" (Tooley, 57). ""The quality of his engraving established new standards and a new style, with his effective, starkly beautiful, plain design being widely adoptedÂ… Particularly noteworthy are the immensely popular New and Correct English Atlas (editions from 1787), which became the standard county atlas of the period,"" among other works (DNB). ""Impressive in their workmanship, remarkable for their accuracy and their clear, clean print, Cary's maps are brilliantly engraved and rank as the finest maps of the 19th century. From a visual, as distinct from a decorative point of view, they have not been surpassed"" (Tooley, 71). ""He may be counted as one of the greatest influences in British cartography since Saxton"" (Lister, 43). First published in 12 parts from 1787-89. Shirley I:324. Maps and accompanying text clean and fine; contemporary calf with light expert restoration to extremities. Near-fine.

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        History of Quadrupeds

      1793. PENNANT, Thomas. History of Quadrupeds. London: B. & J. White, 1793. Two volumes in one. Large, thick quarto, contemporary three-quarter brown calf gilt expertly rebacked with original spine laid down, gray-brown paper-covered boards, uncut. $2600.Third edition, large-paper copy, of this universal zoology of quadrupeds, illustrated with engraved title pages for each volume and 112 wonderful full-page copperplate engravings, in original boards.Welsh naturalist and antiquary Thomas Pennant contributed greatly “to organizing, popularizing, and promoting the study of natural history” (DSB). “His name stands high among the naturalists of the eighteenth century, and he has been commended for making dry and technical matter interesting. His British Zoology and History of Quadrupeds, arranged according to the classification of John Ray, long remained classical works. ‘PennantÂ’s works on natural historyÂ’ (says Sir William Jardine, 1833) ‘were much valued at the time of their publication, and contained the greater part of the knowledge of their times” (DNB). Pennant collected a working library of over 5,000 volumes of natural history, geology and topography, including the principal zoological works of his day. His own History of Quadrupeds, first published in 1781, was an expansion of his earlier Synopsis of Quadrupeds (1771). The plates depict many varieties of exotic and curious quadrupeds, including the “American Bison” (Plate 4), “Two-Horned Rhinoceros” (Plate 29) and “Kanguru” (Plate 64). Plates 30, 37 and 77 never issued; plate numbers 57, 60, 66, 68, 90 and 104 repeated. Misnumbered plates (as issued): 88 for 87, 104 for 105, 105 for 106, and 106 for 107 (complete). Lowndes, 1823. Interior near-fine, with only faint offsetting from plates to text and faint dampstain to middle gatherings of Volume I (not affecting text or images). Light restoration to extremities of contemporary binding. Scarce.

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        AN HISTORICAL JOURNAL OF THE TRANSACTIONS AT PORT JACKSON AND NORFOLK ISLAND, with the Discoveries which have been made in New South Wales and in the Southern Ocean, since the publication of Phillip's Voyage,

      London Printed for John Stockdale Piccadilly January 1 1793 - compiled from the Official Papers; Including the Journals of Governors Phillip and King, and of Lieut. Ball; and the Voyages from the First Sailing of the Sirius in 1787, to the Return of that Ship's Company to England in 1792. FIRST EDITION 1793, 4to, approximately 275 x 235 mm, 11 x 9 inches, engraved portrait frontispiece by D. Orme after R. Dighton, engraved title page with vignette from a sketch by the author, 13 engraved plates and 5 maps including 2 folding, "Drawn on the spot by Captains Hunter & Bradley, Lieutenant Dawes, & Governor King"., pages: (16), 583, (1) - a blank, with 5 page Subscribers List following engraved title page, bound in modern half calf over cloth sides, gilt raised bands and gilt rules to spine, gilt ship motif in compartments, gilt lettered red morocco label, all edges speckled, marbled endpapers. Slight rubbing to upper corners, reference library bookplate on front pastedown, pictorial 20th century bookplate of W.J. McEldowney on second blank endpaper, light foxing to margins of portrait, small blind library stamp to top margin of portrait, title page and all but one of the plates (just catching edge of image on 2 plates), and in top margin of 7 text pages, title page trimmed at top and bottom with loss of date of publication underneath imprint, one folding map very slight damaged on a couple of folds and with a little light browning, long ago mounted on linen, the second folding map has a small closed inner edge tear, neatly repaired on reverse, occasional light foxing to margins including margins of some plates, small old paper repair to inner margin of 3C4, no loss of printed area. A very good sturdy copy. The plates include "Family of New South Wales engraved by William Blake after a sketch by Governor King and "View of the settlement on Sydney Cove" which is the earliest representation of the town of Sydney. "Hunter (1738-1821), vice-admiral and governor of New South Wales in succession to Governor Phillip, went out as second in command on the Sirius, in the first convict fleet. He was an experienced and scientific navigator. With his encouragement, the exploration of the coastline of Australia made rapid progress, and the early discoveries of Flinders and Bass owe much to him. His journal is a very valuable work on the early history of English settlement in Australia (Hill). It seems that several copies were issued with the imprint cropped, losing the date "In many cases the binder has accidentally shaved the date from the foot of the rather too long title-page.This imperfection is of such frequent occurrence, howerver, that collectors have tended to be more tolerant of it in this book than they would be in another" Wantrup, Australian Rare Books 1788-1900, page 70; Ferguson, Bibliography of Australia, Volume I, page 60, No.152; Hill, Pacific Voyages, Volume I, page 151. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Travels in India, During the Years 1780, 1781, 1782 & 1783

      1793. First Edition . (INDIA) HODGES, William. Travels in India, During the Years 1780, 1781, 1782 & 1783. London: for the Author, and sold by J. Edwards, 1793. Quarto, contemporary full straight-grain red morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $2500.First edition, with 14 fullpage engraved plates depicting views, structures, and costumes, and large folding engraved map.In 1772 Hodges traveled as official artist on Cook’s Second Voyage, and in 1775 was engaged by the Admiralty to paint some large-scale oils of the expedition. “In 1778 Hodges went to India under the patronage of Warren Hastings [Governor-general of India], remained there about six years, and painted a number of views of the most remarkable objects and scenery… In 1793 Hodges published an account of his Travels in India during the years 17803, with plates from his drawings… Humboldt, in his Cosmos, says that the sight of Hodges’ Indian views was one of the inducements which led him to travel” (DNB). Two plates misbound. Map generally quite nice, foxing to plates, mild offsetting from plates to text, a bit of wear and soiling to binding. An extremely good copy.

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        The Botanical Magazine; Or Flower-Garden Displayedâ

      Stephen Couchman,, London: 1793 - 8vo, early leather spine & tips, with marbeled boards, illustrated with 36 colored plates. Spine and extremities extremely worn, hinges weak, some foxing and aging to plates, but plates generally in very good condition. William Curtis (1746-1799) was trained as an apothecary, but his real interest was in botany. His first major contribution to this science was his Flora Londinensis published in 1777. While a highly regarded work, it turned out to be a financial disappointment to Curtis. He then turned his attention to gardeners, who he felt could pay better for his efforts (Sitwell). In 1787 he published the first, of his enormously popular periodical, The Botanical Magazine. It was the first of its kind, and is often considered the greatest of this type of periodicals, and has continued publication down to the present day. William Kiburn, James Sowerby, and Sydenham T. Edwards were the principal artists who worked on the illustrations with Curtis for 28 years, and it is they who did most of the plates. When Curtis died in 1799 his friend John Sims took over publishing the magazine. The present volume is from the first series, and contains 36 color plates. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Siecle de la Raison. WITH: Le Sens Commun

      1793. First Edition . PAINE, Thomas. Le siècle de la raison. Traduit de l’Anglais de Thomas Paine… Par F. Lanthenas. BOUND WITH: Le sense commun, Adressé aux habitans de l’Amérique… Traduit sur la dernièr edition, publiée a Londres, par l’Auteur. Paris: Gueffier / Buisson, [1794], 1793. Octavo, 19th-century three-quarter brown sheep, red morocco spine label, marbled boards. $5000.Rare first obtainable edition in French of Paine’s Le siècle de la raison (Age of Reason, Part I), expanded and revised by Paine—“rendering obsolete the first edition”—this exceptionally rare edition issued coincident with the first edition in English (both Paris issue) and preceding the first American edition, handed in manuscript to his friend Barlow as Paine, arrested on the order of Robespierre, was “en route to the Luxembourg Prison on December 18, 1793,” issued only one year after the shorter and virtually unobtainable 1793 edition, of which there is likely only one “surviving copy” (Gimbel-Paine, 25), handsomely bound in one volume with the scarce third edition in French, Paris issue, of Paine’s Le sens commun (Common Sense, 1776), a work that is “by far the most influential tract of the American Revolution” (Covenanted People).Le siècle de la raison (Age of Reason: Part I) was written in early 1793 by Paine, who, though once hailed by the French as “as a true ally in the cause of liberté, égalité, fraternité… became disillusioned by the increasing violence of the revolution. When Paine declared his opposition to the execution of Louis XVI, he placed his own life in imminent danger” (Jacoby, Freethinkers). By the first week of March, with the French Revolution descending into tyranny, Paine turned over his manuscript for the initial pamphlet of this work to “François Lanthenas, who had undertaken the work of translation and publication… The printed version that appeared later that month as Le siècle de la raison proved to be the most controversial work he ever published. Much mystery still surrounds the first edition of the pamphlet. This is partly because only one incomplete copy has survived, thanks to the small print run and the absentmindedness of posterity. The mystery is deepened by the effective measures to prevent its circulation… by Georges Couthon and his close associate Robespierre… The enigma is further compounded by the odd title page of the [initial] pamphlet. Perhaps because of a printer’s error, or (more likely) because… Paine wanted to remain anonymous, Le siècle de la raison lists the translator Lanthenas as the author… During the spine-chilling events of October 1793, Paine became obsessed with the task of considerably revising the already-published manuscript and republishing it under his name as a book containing several new chapters and a dedication, in effect rendering obsolete the first edition, something he had never done before.” Translator Lanthenas confirms that after he submitted the translation of the initial pamphlet, Couthon “seemed offended with me for having translated this work” (Keane, 389-90). At year’s end Paine, in peril for opposing the execution of Louis XVI and racing to complete this expanded and revised edition, was arrested at the order of Robespierre. He “barely managed to deliver the manuscript to his friend Joel Barlow, who was also a close friend of Jefferson’s, while en route to the Luxembourg Prison on December 28, 1793” (Jacoby). “While Paine was imprisoned, Barlow had the work published, now known as Part I of The Age of Reason, both in an English and a French edition (translated by Lanthenas) about the 11th of March [1794]” (Gimbel-Yale 88). In prison Paine was struck down with a life-threatening illness and miraculously escaped the executioner’s blade. His release, however, did not come until November 5, 1794, when the American government finally exerted its influence to free Paine. While the French reaction to this seminal work remains undocumented, it “was extraordinarily successful in Britain and America… In England Age of Reason rapidly became a bestseller, in spite of the government’s decision to prosecute any bookseller that would circulate it… In the United States, demand was even more frenetic… Although Paine’s work had originally been composed to keep the French from ‘running headlong into atheism,’ it was immediately referred to, in the English-speaking world, as the ‘Devil’s Prayer-Book’ or ‘the Bible of Atheism.’ Age of Reason was not the first critique of the Biblical text to be published during the Age of Enlightenment, but it was the first one to have been written in such simple and direct language, larded with wit, humor, verve, cheek… a clever mixture of popular common sense and scientific analysis that could be easily grasped by the mass of ordinary people….” (Vincent, Transatlantic Republican, 14-15). “As a Deist and a republican writer and activist… Thomas Paine personified the Age of Reason” (Jack Fruchtman, Jr.).This exceedingly rare first obtainable edition in French of Le siècle de la raison is bound in one volume with the third edition in French, Paris issue, of Le sens commun (Common Sense). “It is not too much to say that the Declaration of Independence of July 4, 1776, was due more to Paine’s Common Sense than to any one other single piece of writing” (Grolier American 100:14). In the winter of 1775-1776, Paine, “who had just arrived in the colonies, published a pamphlet that ignited the American drive for independence… In a crisp, vigorous style, Paine told Americans what they had been waiting to hear. In a few short pages he summarized the case against the institution of monarchy and presented an argument for American independence that was elegantly yet so simply stated that it could be understood by nearly every American. Common Sense was by far the most influential tract of the American Revolution, and it remains one of the most brilliant pamphlets ever written in the English language” (A Covenanted People 27). First obtainable edition in French of Le siècle de la raison (Age of Reason), issued the same year as the first edition in English (Barrois: Paris issue), no priority established. Found printed on thick paper, on thin paper, or with both thick and thin paper (this copy): no priority established. Precedes the first American and first English editions. Preceded by the 1793 edition in French, which “was so effectually suppressed that an entry for it appears in Quérard, where the title is given as Lâge de la raison” (OCLC ). In Gimbel’s listing of a single copy of that elusive 1793 edition, he calls it “probably only surviving copy” (25). Third edition in French, Paris issue, of Le sens commun (Common Sense, 1776). With half title; Table des chapitres. Preceded by the 1776 first edition in French, Rotterdam issue, and the 1791, 1793 editions in French, Paris issue, by Gueffier, which were the first editions in French to be published in Paris. Text in French. Le siècle de la raison: Gimbel-Yale 88; Gimbel-Paine:22, 25. See Gimbel-Yale 87; Gimbel-Paine:23-25. OCLC lists 9 copies: including Yale, Harvard and the American Philosophical Society. Le sens commun: Gimbel CS-79. Howes P17. Gimbel-Paine:57. Sabin 58217. See Gimbel CS-54, CS-64, CS-65; Sabin 58216; Evans 14959; Adams, American Independence 222a; Adams 76-107a, 76-107i; Goldmiths 11440; Kress 7239. OCLC lists 5 copies: including the American Philosophical Society and Yale. Bookplate. German library inkstamp. Faint notations to front free endpaper.Text fresh with only light scattered foxing, small closed marginal tear to one leaf (C6), faint occasional marginal dampstaining. A most important and highly desirable near-fine volume of these two seminal Paine works.

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        Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations In Three volumes. The Seventh Edition.

      London Printed for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell 1793 - "The First and Greatest Classic of Modern Economic Thought" SMITH, Adam. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. In Three volumes. The Seventh Edition. London: Printed for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell, 1793. Seventh edition. Three octavo volumes (8 1/4 x 5 1/8 inches; 210 x 130 mm). x, 499, [1, blank]; vi, 518, [5, appendix], [1, blank]; v, [1, blank], 465, [1, blank], [49, index], [1, colophon] pp. Full contemporary speckled calf. All board edge stamped in blind. Each volume with a red morocco spine label, lettered in gilt and a small green morocco volume number label, printed in gilt. Top edges dyed brown, others speckled red. Outer hinges of each volume with a few tiny wormholes. Boards a bit rubbed. Inner hinges pf volume III a bit cracked but firm. Paper flaw to lower outer margin of leaf T4 of volume III, but not affecting text. Overall a very good and internally very clean set. Adam Smith (1723-1790) spent ten years in the writing and perfecting of The Wealth of Nations. "The book succeeded at once, and the first edition was exhausted in six months.Whether it be true or not, as Buckle said, that the ‘Wealth of Nations’ was, ‘in its ultimate results, probably the most important that had ever been written’.it is probable that no book can be mentioned which so rapidly became an authority both with statesmen and philosophers" (D.N.B.). "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 . . . From the working of the economy, Smith passes to its matter -- ‘stock’ -- which compasses 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 certainty of its criticism and its grasp of human nature have made it the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (Printing and the Mind of Man). Einaudi. Goldsmiths' 15565. Kress 2618. Printing and the Mind of Man 221. Sabin 82303. HBS 67815. $3,000 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Relacion del último viage al Estrecho de Magallanes de la fragata de S.M. Santa María de la Cabeza en los años de 1785 y 1786... [and] Apéndice a la Relacion...

      Madrid: Ibarra, 1788-1793. Quarto, two volumes bound together, with an engraved portrait of Magellan as frontispiece, five fine large folding maps and five folding tables; contemporary calf-backed marbled boards. The complete first edition in two volumes. This is the best description of Patagonia and the Straits of Magellan, then as now an area of strategic and navigational significance. Vargas y Ponce's book gives the official account of the two expeditions made by Antonio de Córdoba to 'ascertain the advisability of Spaniards continuing to use the Strait in voyages - the results indicated the negative. After these expeditions the Spanish trade routes were exclusively to east coast ports and then overland to the Pacific ports...' (Hill). As part of this, the Relacion provides a general history of earlier voyages of discovery to the Strait. The large folding maps, fine and detailed, are all based on observations made during the Córdoba voyages.Córdoba's exploration of the Strait of Magellan is accompanied by Vargas y Ponce's summary of the early explorations of the area, mainly from an examination of original manuscripts in the Spanish archives. He discusses various means of navigating the Strait, with detailed sailing instructions, and describes the climate, indigenous peoples and natural history of the region. Some wear but a very good copy.

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        Mémoires secrets et curieux des Cours, des gouvernements et des moeurs des principaux états d'Italie.

      Buisson, 1793. Tre volumi di cm. 19,5, pp. (4) viii, 495 (1); (4) 478; (4) 480. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorsi a nervi con titoli in oro. Dentelles interne, sguardie marmorizzate e tagli dorati. Bell'esemplare, in eccellente stato di conservazione. Alcune delel preliminari del primo volume sono legate nel terzo. Edizione originale, rara di un'opera di grande interesse storico ed economico. A testimonianza, le ristampe dell'anno successivo a Londra e a Francoforte in traduzione tedesca. D'Ancona: p. 60: "Il I vol. riguarda il regno di Napoli, il II Roma e lo Stato della Chiesa, il III Lucca, la Toscana, o per dir meglio Livorno, e poi Modena (ca. 120 pp.), Parma, Genova, la Corsica (30 pp.) e il Principato di Monaco. L'opera del Conte, poi cittadino Gorani milanese (Milano, 1740 - Ginevra, 1819), è di molta importanza, e meriterebbe di essere rimessa in onore, corredandola di opportune illustrazioni. Ci possono essere degli sbagli e dei giudizi men retti, dovuti alle opinioni giacobine dell'A., ma il fondo è veridico, e le notizie abbondanti e svariate.". L'A. ebbe una vita avventurosa e ricca di incontri proficui e importanti: formatosi nella Milano dei Verri e dei Beccaria, combatté contro i Prussiani, da cui fu fatto prigioniero. In Germania ebbe modo di seguire delle lezioni di Kant e di apprezzare la figura di sovrano illuminato di Federico II. Dopo il ritorno in patria, intraprese un lungo viaggio che lo portò in giro per l'Italia, la Corsica, la Sardegna e poi l'oriente: Grecia, Impero turco e paesi balcanici. Fu poi in Spagna, Portogallo e infine Vienna, dove divenne funzionario di Maria Teresa, finché egli non espresse con troppa franchezza all'imperatrice la sua avversione nei confronti di Firmian e di Kaunitz. Dopo un breve viaggio in Inghilterra e in Francia, raggiunse Costantinopoli, dove cercò, forse su consiglio del Voltaire, di restaurare al trono i vecchi Commeni. Soggiornò di nuovo a Milano, quindi visitò il Regno di Napoli e Roma. Fu quindi in Svizzera e poi in Francia, dove dal 1790 fissò la propria residenza, divenendo cittadino francese e avvicinandosi ad alcuni intellettuali, tra cui Condorcet, Bailly, Barthélemy e Mirabeau. Di questi tracciò poi spregiudicati profili nei suoi Mémoires. Nel 1793 riparò di nuovo in Svizzera fuggendo il Terrore. In quell'anno "...egli fece uscire a Parigi i Mémoires secrets, i quali gli suscitarono l'odio di alcuni sovrani, soprattutto di Maria Carolina di Napoli, che lo perseguitò... I Mèmoires,non sono opera di gran valore per la storia del pensiero del G., ché egli mirò a raccontare avventure, viaggi, amori e a descrivere la corruzione delle corti italiane, piuttosto che spiegare il corso delle proprie idee politiche e filosofiche." (Diz. lett. it. Laterza, III pp. 166-169).

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        Ansicht von Tivoli, 1793

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Beschriftung: Unterhalb der Darstellung in der Druckplatte signiert, datiert und bezeichnet: "A. C. Dies f. Rom

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        SS.PP. Toletanorum, quotquot extant Opera

      Madrid, Joaqu

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        Galatée, roman pastoral ; imité de Cervantes

      - Chez Defer de Maisonneuve, Paris 1793, grand in-4 (27x36cm), 99pp., relié. - Edizione illustrata con una illustrazione affascinante di Monsiau, incisa da Cazenave Colibert e comprendente 4 cifre e stampato a colori. Carta copia grande con figure prima della lettera. Associazione a bradel sotto carta attesa blu cartonnage. Torna liscio decorato con un'etichetta. Minimal foxing luce, piccolo strappo restaurato nel bianco di una tavola. Timbro della fabbrica parigina Lerolle bronzi sul titolo. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition illustrée d'une charmante illustration de Monsiau, gravée par Colibert et Cazenave et comprenant 4 figures imprimées en couleurs. Exemplaire en grand papier avec les figures avant la lettre. Reliure à la bradel sous cartonnage d'attente de papier bleu. Dos lisse orné d'une étiquette. Minimes rousseurs claires, petite déchirure restaurée dans le blanc d'une planche. Cachet de la fabrique parisienne de bronzes Lerolle sur le titre. 

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        APUNTAMIENTOS PRACTICOS PARA TODOS LOS TRAMITES DE LOS JUICIOS CIVILES, ASI ORDINARIOS COMO EXTRAORDINARIOS, QUE SE EMPIEZAN, CONTINUAN, Y ACABAN EN LOS TRIBUNALES SUPERIORES

      - Madrid, Imprenta Real, 1793, 31x21,5 cm., en piel, XIV+571 p

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        [Sammelband:] A Message of the President of the United States to Congress relative to France and Great-Britain. Delivered December 5, 1793. With the papers therein referred to. To which are added the French originals (Includes: Papers relative to Great-Britain. Philadelphia, Nov. 29, 1791 and French Originals. A Philadelphie, le 22. Mai, 1793); bound with: The Correspondence between Citizen Genet ... and the Officers of the Federal Government; and Papers relative to Great-Britain, Appendix No. 1.

      Philadelphia: Printed by Childs and Swaine; [Philadelphia, Printed: London: Reprinted for J. Debrett, opposite Burlington-House, Piccadilly]. 1793; [1794]. First. Five separately paginated works relating to the Citizen Genet Affair (1793-94) bound together in one volume. Octavo. Half bound in later leather and cloth over boards, spine lettered in gilt: "Pamphlets, Jefferson, 1793." Rubbing at the spine and joints, near fine.From 1793-94, the French minister to the U.S. Charles Genet, embroiled the United States and France in a diplomatic crisis, as the U.S. Government attempted to remain neutral in the conflict between Great Britain and Revolutionary France. The controversy was ultimately resolved by Genet's recall from his position. This unique volume binds together Washington's report and Jefferson's correspondence relating to the affair printed in Philadelphia by Childs and Swaine in 1793 (see nos. 1, 3-4 listed below), along with Jefferson's additional correspondence printed in London in 1794 (nos. 2 and 5). The name of the London publisher: "Sold by J. Butterworth / London" is written in manuscript at the bottom of the title page; and item nos. 2 and 5 were bound in without the title page: [Authentic copies of the correspondence of Thomas Jefferson ... and George Hammond ... Philadelphia, Printed: London: Reprinted for J. Debrett].In order:1. A Message of the President of the United States to Congress relative to France and Great-Britain. Delivered December 5, 1793. With the papers therein referred to. To which are added the French originals. Published by order of the House of Representatives. Philadelphia: Printed by Childs and Swaine, M,DCC,XCIII. pp. [i-iii] iv, [5] 6-102.2. The Correspondence between Citizen Genet, Minister of the French Republic to the United States of North America, and the Officers of the Federal Government. To which are prefixed, the Instructions from the Constituted Authorites of France to the said Minister. All from authentic Documents. Philadelphia, 20th December, 1793, Second Year of the French Republic, One and Indivisible. pp. [1] 2-11 [12 (blank)].3-4. French Originals. A Philadelphie, le 22. Mai, 1793; Papers relative to Great-Britain. Philadelphia, Nov. 29, 1791. pp. [1] 2-32, [2 (Jefferson's attestation dated 4 December, 1793)], [1] 2-116.5. Papers relative to Great-Britain. Appendix No. 1. pp. [1] 2-59 [60 (blank)].All five items are scarce and rarely found together in one volume. .

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        A treatise upon the law and proceedings in cases of high treason, &c. by a Barrister at Law.

      London: printed for the author, by A. Strahan and W. Woodfall. 1793. 8vo., xvi + 154pp., neat repair to final leaf but no loss, contemporary calf, rebacked, corners worn. A good copy, sometime in the library of the Los Angeles Law Society> with bookplate on front pastedown but with no other marks of previous ownership. First and only edition. A timely and apparently authoritative treatise published at a period of almost universal political instability. The lawyer author was evidently an advocate of strong uncompromising government supported by a loyal citizenry. 'It is the duty of every citizen to associate with good men, for the preservation of domestic peace, and for those concerns which are nearest and dearest our hearts, liberty and life. A late attempt to overturn the constitution has been prevented by a manly and unbiassed appeal to the sentiments of the nation.' [Preface]. The 1794 treason trials were intended to cripple the British radical movement of the 1790s, the treason trials of Thomas Hardy, John Horne Tooke and John Thelwall in 1794 (when they were all acquitted) being an extension of the sedition trials of 1792 and 1793 against parliamentary reformers.

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        Vierentwintig printtekeningen met couleuren, verbeeldende Hollandsche buitenplaatzen ... | Vingt quatre vues des maisons de campagne, situées en Hollande, avec leurs descriptions ... Amsterdam, [Hermanus Numan, Jan IJver and Jan Willem Smit], 1797. Oblong 4to. With 19 (of 24) engraved plates (plate size 23 x 26.5 cm; image 17 x 23 cm), hand-coloured in watercolours as published. Contemporary half roan.

      Landwehr, Coloured plates 381; Nijhoff & V. Hattum 217; STCN (3 copies); for Numan: Scheen, p. 375. Lovely topographic work with hand-coloured plates of Dutch mansions and estates in the province of North Holland, mainly situated along the river De Vecht and in the Kennemerland region, published in instalments from 1793 to 1797 by Hermanus Numan (1744-1820). This is perhaps his best topographic work. The colourist was clearly a watercolour artist and did not merely colour in the printed images. He or she added the clouds in the sky and introduced multiple colours and subtle shading in many other parts. Each estate is depicted in one or two plates, accompanied by one leaf of letterpress text giving an account of the estate, in Dutch and French. Lacking 5 plates and three accompanying text leaves. With a tear repaired in the corner of one plate, affecting only the top of a tree, and a small marginal abrasion affecting only one imprint, but otherwise in very good condition. The spine and edges are scuffed, but the binding is otherwise good. Lovely views of North Holland estates, beautifully coloured in watercolours.

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        12 Blätter zu der älteren, mittleren und neueren Geschichte, 1793

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Beschriftung: 1. Blatt unten rechts signiert: "D. Chodowiecki del. & sc.". Werkverzeichnis: Engelmann 703 I/II. Serie: aus: Genealogischer Calender zur angenehmen und nüzlichen Unterhaltung auf das Jahr 1794. Provenienz: Sammlung Gretschel. Grösse: 7,8 x 5,1 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: Darstellung: 8,8 x 5,1 cm Papier1: 10,1 x 18,8 cm Papier2: 10,1 x 18,8 cm Papier3: 10,2 x 18,6 cm Papier4: 10,3 x 18,6 cm. Beschreibung: Erster Zustand mit den Randeinfällen. Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Statsgelartheit nach ihren Haupttheilen, im Auszug und Zusammenhang. Erster Theil – zweiter Theil

      Göttingen, in Vandenhoek- und Rupertschem Verlag 1793 - . I.Allgemeines Statsrecht und Statsverfassungslehre. Voran: Einleitung in alle Statswissenschaften. Göttingen, in Vandenhoek= und Ruprechtschem Verlag, 1793. II.Theorie der Statistik. Nebst Ideen über das Studium der Politik überhaupt. Göttingen, in Vandenhoek= und Ruprechtschem Verlag, 1804. Zwei Teile in einem Band in 12mo.; XII, 202 S.; (10), 150 S.; Halbleder der Zeit über marmorierten Deckeln mit Lederecken, kaum berieben oder bestossen, Rücken mit etwas Vergoldung und zwei goldgeprägten Rückenschildern, dekorative Vorsätze, innen sauber und frisch, schönes Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe unter diesem Titel. Schlözer (1735-1809) war ein bedeutender Historiker, Staatsrechtler und Statistiker. Die beiden Schriften bilden den ersten und zweiten Teil der Encyclopädie der Staatswissenschaften und sind nach Mohl von großer Bedeutung für die Wissenschaft auf diesem Gebiete. Mohl I, S. 75 und 148; Sauer 5/1968: 1286; Humpert 7620 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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"

      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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        Droits de l'homme en réponse a l'attaque de M. Burke sur la Révolution françoise

      Buisson, 1793. Due voll. in 8°, pagg. (4), 239, (1); (4), IV, 224; legatura mezza pelle, titoli oro su tassello. Il 1° volume appartiene alla seconda edizione (1793), mentre la risposta, 2° vol., è l'edizione originale. Con note e una nuova prefazione dell'Autore nel primo volume. L'opera forse più famosa del pubblicista e uomo politico anglo-americano che fu anche, durante la Rivoluzione Francese, membro della Convenzione Nazionale. Uomo di libere opinioni e fautore di ogni rivoluzione, da quella americana a quella francese, e per questo allontanato da Londra, a Parigi arrivò ad essere tra i giudici di Luigi XVI. In seguito ebbe un atteggiamento moderato nei confronti della sentenza definitiva circa le sorti del Re; questo spiacque a Robespierre, il quale lo escluse dalla Convenzione e poco dopo lo fece imprigionare. In cattività terminò un altro famoso libretto: "L'età della ragione" e in seguito, per rimostranze del Ministero Americano, ritornò in libertà e riprese il suo seggio nella Convenzione nel 1794. L'anno successivo pubblicò ancora "Dissertazioni sui primi principi del governo" e, a seguito della progressiva diminuzione della sua autorità, dopo la pace di Amiens ritornò negli Stati Uniti dove morì nel 1809. Ottimo stato. Non comune.

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        Blatt aus Berlinische Folgsamkeit, 3. Zustand, 1793

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Beschriftung: unten mittig bezeichnet: "Berlinsche Folgsamkeit". Werkverzeichnis: Engelmann 749 II/II b. Serie: Sechs Blätter Berlinische Folgsamkeit, Blatt 4. Grösse: 4,9 x 9,6 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: Papier: 13,0 x 14,1 cm. Beschreibung: „Eine Dame führt bei windigem Wetter ihren Bologneser an einem Bande nach Links. Links im Mittelgrunde geht ein Herr und eine Dame mit einem Windspiele nach Rechts; Rechts ein alter buckliger Jude mit einem voranspringenden großen Pudel nach Links." (Engelmann 1857, S. 400). Beider dieser seltenen Folge handelt es sich nicht um eine Folge im eigentlichen Sinne, bei der von sechs Kupferplatten sechs verschiedene Darstellungen gedruckt werden. Vielmehr hat Chodowiecki nur eine Kupferplatte benutzt und diese immer weiter ausgearbeitet, indem er verschiedene Figuren hinzufügte. Vor jeder Hinzufügung hat er die Platte abgedruckt und hierdurch entstand diese außergewöhnliche Folge. Engelmann vermerkt, dass der Künstler „diese Platte bei Gelegenheit einer Polizei-Verordnung, dass in den Strassen, jeder seinen Hund an einem Bande führen müsse" geschaffen hat (Engelmann 1857, S. 400). Hier der zweite Zustand mit der Unterschrift in der der zweiten Version: "Links im Mittelgrunde geht ein Herr und eine Dame mit einem Windspiel nach rechts; rechts ein alter buckliger Jude mit einem voranspringenen grossen Pudel nach links.". Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen.

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

      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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        BREVE EXPOSICION DE LA REGLA DE N.P.S. FRANCISCO,en que Compendia lo que deben saber los Novicios, que han de profesar, para la inteligencia de sus preceptos. Con una sucinta noticia de la Oracion Mental. Recopiladas por el P. Fr. Andres de Villodre.

      En la Oficina de Dona Maria Josefa Rico Villoria, por Manuel de Vega, y Manuel Rodriguez, Salamanca [Spain] 1793 - Two publications bound in one volume. Contemporary unrestored vellum binding with heavy darkening. First book: illustrated with a frontispiece of a pierced hand with notations [i], 112 pages of text; title continues ".Predicador, y Maestro de Novicios en el Convento de Santa Maria de Jesus de Alcala. Con un claro Modo de Rezar el Oficil Divino, y las Rubricas en Romance, anadidas en esta segunda impresion. Con las lecencias, y aprobaciones necesaries: En Salamanca, en la Aficina de Dona Maria Josefa Rico Villoria, por Manuel de Vega, y Manuel Rodriguez.A costa de Don Juan Barco, en cuya Libreria se hallara: Plaza Mayor. Second book, with same publishing information; 56 pages of text. Titled "BREVE EXPLICACION De las Rubricas del Breviario, y Modo claro de Rezar el Oficio Divino, que para la perfecta Instruccion de los Novicios dispuso el P. Fr. Juan de Carva, Predicador Esento, ex Definidor, y Profesor de Sagrados Ritos y Eclesiasticas Ceremonias en la Santa Apostolica Provincia de Santiago de la Regular Observencia de San Francisco." The rear wrapper and the last several pages of text are slightly affected by worming, with minor loss of text. ROME, Church of. Popes. Pius VI. [1775-1799]. Text is in Spanish. Measures 5.75 inches (height) by 4 inches (width) or 146mm x 103mm. Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Military Antiquities of the Romans in Britain / by the Late William Roy, F. R. S. F. S. A. Major-General of His Majesty's Forces, Deputy Quarter-Master General, and Colonel of the Thirtieth Regiment of Foot

      London : Printed By W. Bulmer And Co. And Sold At The Apartments Of The Society, In Somerset-Place; And By Messrs. White, Robson, Nicol, Leigh And Sotheby, Brown, And Egerton. Published By The Order, 1793 - Finely and sumptuously bound in modern gilt-blocked Morocco over fine-ribbed cloth boards. Raised bands with gilt cross-bands. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. ; 206 pages; Physical desc. : [10], xvi, 206, [6] p. , li leaves of plates (some fold. ) : ill. , maps, plans ; 56 cm. Subject: Antiquities, Roman - Early works to 1800. Great Britain - History, Military - 55 B. C. -449 A. D. Signatures: pi[sup]2 1a[sup]4 (-1a4) a-d[sup]2 B-3H[sup]2. 8 Kg. 206 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        CHARLES MARQUIS CORNWALLIS

      London, 1793. Large mezzotint, 24 x 15 inches. Very good. Cornwallis is best known in the United States as a British commander in the South during the Revolution. His surrender to Washington at Yorktown concluded the final decisive battle of the war and effectively ended the military struggle, although a peace treaty took two more years to evolve. Cornwallis served in America from 1776 until his capitulation. He was not blamed in England for the defeat, and by the time this portrait was made he had served as governor general of India and been raised to marquis from the earldom he inherited. In this portrait Cornwallis is shown standing and leaning on his sword, with British troops marching in the background.

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        Thérèse philosophe

      1793 - “Nouvelle édition augmentée d”un plus grand nombre de gravures que toutes les précédentes”. A Londres , s.n. , 1793 . Deux tomes en un volume in-12. 154 et 77 pp. 20 figures gravées en taille douce d’après Borel , non signées (1 frontispice, 8 dans le premier tome, 11 dans le deuxième).On retrouve les mêmes gravures dans d’autres éditions, semblables, inversées. Reliure pastiche moderne en basane marbrée. tranches dorées. Une trace de pliure au dos; Le faux titre est un petit peu sali. Un feuillet réenmargé (voir la photo) . Un manque de papier pp 45-46 du premier tome, sans atteinte au texte (voir la photo). Le faux titre du deuxième tome n’a pas été conservé. Hauteur des feuillets: 13,1 cm. Plaisant exemplaire dont la reliure pastiche est réussie et dont les défauts précités sont très peu pénalisants sur le plan esthétique. Les feuillets sont très bien conservées; en particulier, il n’y a pas de rousseurs. Thérèse philosophe a été attribué aussi à Montigny, mais l’auteur demeure inconnu. Edition non référencée par Dutel, ni par Pia. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Illustrationen zu Fabeln und Erzählungen, 1793

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Werkverzeichnis: Engelmann 711 Ätzdruck. Serie: 12 Blätter zu Fabeln und Erzählungen von Gellert, Gleim, Hagedorn, Lichtwer und Pfeffel, Einzeln. Grösse: 4,8 x 3,3 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: Darstellung: 5,2 x 3,3 cm Papier: 5,8 x 3,7 cm. Zustand: Guter Zustand. Die Motive sind einzeln ausgeschnitten und auf einem gemeinsamen Bogen montiert. Vereinzelt sind blasse Stockflecken erkennbar. Vereinzelt sind die Kanten unsauber beschnitten. Beschreibung: Sehr seltener Ätzdruck vor der Schrift und vor einigen Veränderungen, z.B. auf Blatt 8 mit dem Fuchs vor der Weiterbearbeitung des Fuches. Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen. Zustand: Guter Zustand. Die Motive sind einzeln ausgeschnitten und auf einem gemeinsamen Bogen montiert. Vereinzelt sind blasse Stockflecken erkennbar. Vereinzelt sind die Kanten unsauber beschnitten.

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        BREVE EXPOSICION DE LA REGLA DE N.P.S. FRANCISCO,en que Compendia lo que deben saber los Novicios, que han de profesar, para la inteligencia de sus preceptos. Con una sucinta noticia de la Oracion Mental. Recopiladas por el P. Fr. Andres de Villodre...

      Salamanca [Spain]: En la Oficina de Dona Maria Josefa Rico Villoria, por Manuel de Vega, y Manuel Rodriguez, 1793. Two publications bound in one volume. Contemporary unrestored vellum binding with heavy darkening. First book: illustrated with a frontispiece of a pierced hand with notations [i], 112 pages of text; title continues "...Predicador, y Maestro de Novicios en el Convento de Santa Maria de Jesus de Alcala. Con un claro Modo de Rezar el Oficil Divino, y las Rubricas en Romance, anadidas en esta segunda impresion. Con las lecencias, y aprobaciones necesaries: En Salamanca, en la Aficina de Dona Maria Josefa Rico Villoria, por Manuel de Vega, y Manuel Rodriguez...A costa de Don Juan Barco, en cuya Libreria se hallara: Plaza Mayor. Second book, with same publishing information; 56 pages of text. Titled "BREVE EXPLICACION De las Rubricas del Breviario, y Modo claro de Rezar el Oficio Divino, que para la perfecta Instruccion de los Novicios dispuso el P. Fr. Juan de Carva, Predicador Esento, ex Definidor, y Profesor de Sagrados Ritos y Eclesiasticas Ceremonias en la Santa Apostolica Provincia de Santiago de la Regular Observencia de San Francisco." The rear wrapper and the last several pages of text are slightly affected by worming, with minor loss of text. ROME, Church of. Popes. Pius VI. [1775-1799]. Text is in Spanish. Measures 5.75 inches (height) by 4 inches (width) or 146mm x 103mm.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

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        The literary life of the late Thomas Pennant, Esq. By himself

      Benjamin and John White, Fleet-Street, and Robert Faulder, New Bond-Street,, London 1793 - Only edition listed on ESTC so assumed to the first and perhaps only edition. Full leather tree marbled calf binding with title and decoration in gilt to spine, title on maroon lable, all edges polished beeswax, marbled end papers extremities lightly rubbed, both joints beginning to crack. 2 previous owners book plates on front end plate otherise very good internally. One of the book plates is of Charles Whibley: "Sum Caroli Whibley"' Charles Whibley was a collector best known today for bringing T.S. Eliot to the attention of Geoffrey Faber, this book comes from his library. 144 pages, engraved portrait frontispiece and engraved plate of Fountains Abbey. This copy is missing the folding hand coloured plate which is often lacking. This copy does not have the portrait plate of the Rev John Lloyd which is referred to on the front page as being available separately "The Portrait to be had separate at Mr Mazel's No 7 Bridges Street, Covent Garden". ESTC #T845. This is a heavy / oversized item so may incur higher postage rates. Further details and images are available on request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Police de Paris dévoilée par Pierre Manuel, l'un des administrateurs de 1789.

      Paris, chez J. B. Garnery, Strasbourg, chez Treuttel, Londres, chez de Boffe, an II, (1793), 2 vol. in 8°, de 11-402pp. 2ff. avec un front. gravé et 1 tableau se dépl., 2ff. 330pp. 2ff. avec 2 grands tableaux dépliants, pl. basane mouchetée époque, dos lisse orné, p. de t. bleue (cachet ex-libris Fr. V. Raspail ) Précieux exemplaire du savant et homme politique républicain, François-Vincent Raspail (1794-1878) qui fut emprisonné à plusieurs reprises sous la monarchie de Juillet. Il est l'auteur de Lettres sur les prisons de Paris parues dans le Réformateur, le journal quotidien qu'il avait fondé en 1834 pour l'éducation du peuple. Edition originale de ce célèbre ouvrage qui dévoile les "secrets" de la police de Paris sous l'Ancien Régime, dévoilant corruption et abus : censure, commerce de la librairie, liberté de la presse, espionnage, commerce du blé, prostitution, productions théâtrales, comédiens, maisons de force, jeux, surveillance des émigrés, libertins, moeurs, etc. Pierre Louis Manuel (1751-1794) sans doute l'un des espions salariés par la police de Paris, embastillé en 1786, il en gardera un grand ressentiment contre l'administration policière d'ancien régime. En 1789, il joua un rôle de premier plan lors des premières émeutes, et sera nommé administrateur de la police. C'est donc un témoignage de l'intérieur, cependant non dénué d'un certain esprit de revanche. ¶ Le Clère Biblio. police n° 691 " C'est un recueil de tous les potins..." - Goldsmiths 15766 - Tourneux III.14172

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        Traité élémentaire de chimie présenté dans un ordre nouveau et d'après les découvertes modernes; avec figures... 2e édition.

      Paris, Cuchet, 1793, 2 vol. in 8°, de XLIV-322 pp. 1f. bl., 2 tableaux dépl. et VIII-327pp. ill. de 13 planches gravées d'instruments de laboratoires se dépl. par Madame Lavoisier, broché papier bleu époque, étiquette au dos, exemplaire à toutes marges, à l'état neuf tel que paru, condition rare. C'est l'ouvrage fondateur de la chimie moderne. 2e édition publiée par Lavoisier et avec les fautes corrigées, c'est ici la seconde contrefaçon imprimée par de Boiste la même année avec l'errata corrigé en entier cette fois-ci, les planches sont bien signées par Madame Lavoisier. Elle est plus soigneusement éditée que la première faite par de Boiste. ¶ En français dans le texte n°184 - Duveen & Klickstein n°158 "third version of the second edition... printed by de Boiste, but in smaller format and on cheaper and lighter paper... on the other hand, this de Boiste edition is much more carefully edited; all the errata have been corrected as well as the misprints which had slipped into his first printing. The plates are the original one with Madame Lavoisier's signature..." - Duveen p.342 - PMM 238 - Dibner Heralds of Science 43 - Pas dans Ferguson.

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        Forms of prayer, for the use of a congregation of Protestant Dissenters, in Bradford.

      8vo., (4) + 106pp., with p.48 misnumbered 8, contemporary sheep, with 'Grove Meeting 39' in gilt on upper cover, the binding neatly rebacked and repaired, spine lettered gilt. A very good crisp copy.Publisher: Trowbridge: printed by Abraham Small.Year: 1793Edition: First edition (but see notes): very rare. Only BL in ESTC: COPAC adds NLS.

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        La Constitution de la Lune, rêve politique et moral.

      Paris: chez Froulle, 1793. Octavo, good uncut copy; in later quarter red morocco with marbled boards. First of two editions published in 1793. It is of notable rarity, with only five copies of both editions listed in NUC.This work describes the wonderfully liberal state of lunar society, a politically direct and utopian response to the savagery of the Jacobin Terror, which was then at its height. Its association with the events in France is made explicit with its declarative opening, in which the Consul General of the Moon announces: 'Toute espèce d'intolérance en matière d'opinions, soit politiques, soit religieuses, est déclarée attentatoire à la liberté; et sera punie, de la peine portée par la loi contre les conspirateurs, qui ne tendent qu'a bouleverser l'état, en divisant les citoyens'.Certainly the authorities could not mistake the work's tone: seeing it as dangerously politically motivated, they imprisoned its author for a brief period. Lightly browned.

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        The History Civil and Commercial, of the British Colonies in the West Indies. In two volumes.

      Dublin: Luke White. 1793 xxiv, 491pp; x, [1], 3-460, [3], 461-474, [6]pp, folding map, 4 folding tables at the end. 8vo. The main text of vol. II starts on p[3], but the volume is complete and collates with the copy in Trinity College Library. Small tear without loss to map. Full contemporary sprinkled calf, gilt decorated spines, red morocco labels; hinges sl. cracked but very firm. Nice copy. Armorial bookplate of John O'Donnell, later ownership name & short note on inner front board vol. I.ESTC T136755. The first Dublin edition. Bryan Edwards, a gentleman of Southampton, was a Jamaican planter and politician and a staunch opponent of the anti-slavery movement. His History, first published in 1793, represented the position of the moderate planter, emphasizing the value of the sugar islands to Britain, and was written largely from self-interest. 'He used his writing to defend slavery and the planters, and yet claimed to be opposed in principle to both the slave trade and slavery stating that he was 'no friend to slavery, in any shape, or under any modification'. In fact, he was bitterly opposed to abolition and tried to counter abolitionist arguments by claiming that the reform of slavery and the slave trade had begun in practice. Edwards also suggested some ideas about the ways in which slavery might gradually be phased out, positing that enslaved people could 'be attached to the land, and sold with it', likening this to the reforms that had once been made to the system of villeinage in Europe.' (Ref: British links and the West Indian Pro-slavery Argument, by Christer Petley.)

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        A DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAJE. BY SAMUEL JOHNSON. THE EIGHTH EDITION. TWO VOLUMES - 2 volúmenes in 1 -

      A millar.london 1793 - THE WORDS ARE DEDUCED FROM THEIR ORIGINALS EXPLAINED IN THEIR DIFERENT MEANING.TO WHICH IS PREFIXED A GRAMMAR OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. LONDON. PRINTED FOR A. MILLAR, LONDON; T. BROWN AND SILVESTER DOIG, EDIMBURGH; MOZLEY AND CO, GAINSBOROUGH; AND W.ANDERSON, STIRLIG. M,DCC, XCIII. -1793- DOS VOLUMENES EN UN TOMO. BUEN ESTADO. Ref. Cad [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Opera, cum variis lectionibus, notis variorum, et indice locupletissimo.

      London: Payne and Edwards, 1792-, 1793. Two volumes, quarto, with a portrait frontispiece; in contemporary tree calf, flat spines with gilt panelling, red and green morocco labels. Fine and scholarly printing of Horace: 'a very magnificent and valuable edition; the text of which is formed chiefly on that of Gesner' (Moss, Manual of Classical Bibliography).A contemporary evaluation in the Critical Review of 1796 applauds the quality of this edition: 'With regard to the typographical merits of the present work, they must be acknowledged to be great. It is printed on fine wove paper; the type is excellent, and the press-work is extremely clear and neat. The margin is also spacious, and the arrangement such as does the printers much credit.'One of the most beloved Roman poets, Horace is cherished for his elegant poetry and robust satire, combining humorous self-reflection with philosophy: 'His style is rather to tell the truth through laughter, and not only to show others the way but also to work at improving himself and making himself more acceptable to his fellow human beings (Oxford Classical Dictionary).Aside from the quality of its printing and composition, the London Horace of 1792-1793 is noted for its exhaustive commentaries. Accordingly, this 'variorum' edition compares and publishes known textual variations (in collating the known texts of Horace the editor consulted the first printed edition of 1470 alongside seven manuscript copies held in the Harleian Collection). Spine of one volume slightly chipped, joints a little split but quite firm, nonetheless a splendid set.

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