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        The History of Monmouthshire

      London and Monmouth: Edwards, 1796 Illustrated and Ornamented by Views of its Principal Landscapes, Ruins, and Residences by John Gardnor, Vicar of Battersea. In modern half calf with marbled boards, a lightly worn and bumped at corners and edges. Spine has raised bands, attractive gilt tooling, title in gilt to red leather label, edges rubbed slightly. Internally, occasional light browning, marbled endpapers, marbled text block edges, watermarked 1794 J Whatman, half title and map frontis present, (14), (xi), [1], 360 pp, 199, [1], [6], 36 pl, 1 map, 2 charts, includes the subscribers list and 36 superb clean B&W plates, dated 14 December 1793, and 3 others (Map, Princes & Herbert), 168 copies issued of this title, of which 32 were coloured, some stained, most B&W, with the usual pagination error at 117/8, the appendix has separate register and pagination. A lovely copy of a very desirable title, which rarely becomes available.(ESTC T78135. Abbey 537. Lowndes 2930. Brunet 1455. Libri Walliae 5297)Williams, political and religious theorist and founder of the Literary Fund At the suggestion of his friend the physician Dr Thomas Hooper of Pant-y-Goitre, Monmouthshire, and John Morgan of Tredegar, Williams embarked on the monumental History of Monmouthshire, published in 1796 with illustrations by John Gardnor; its heterogeneity reflects Williams's experience as an educator, religious philosopher, and political theorist. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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        The Lives of Dr. John Donne; Sir Henry Wotton; Mr. Richard Hooker; Mr. George Herbert; and Dr. Robert Sanderson…With Notes, and the Life of the Author. By Thomas Zouch

      York: Printed by Wilson, Spence, and Mawman; London: Sold by J. Robson…[et al.]. 1796 Third edition. Contemporary sprinkled calf, neatly rebacked to style. . Quarto. Frontisportrait and seven engraved plates. Armorial bookplate. Some light foxing and offsetting, but overall a fine, clean copy.

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        Enquiry Concerning Political Justice And Its Influence On Morals And Happiness.: Two volumes

      London, G. G. and J. Robinson, 1796. Second Revised Edition. Bound in contemporary half goat and marbled boards with the title stamped in gilt on the spine. Lacks half-titles. Errata leaves present in each volume. The spine is divided into six fields seperated by triple gilt rules without raised bands. Five of the six fields are decorated with elaborate and beautiful blind stamp ornamentation. Modest foxing throughout. Hardcover. Book condition: Fine Condition

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        ITTIOLITOLOGIA VERONESE del Museo Bozziano. Ora ammesso a quello del Conte Giovambattista Gazola e di Altri Gabinetti fossili veronesi. Con la versione latina.

      Stamperia Giuliari 1796 2 voll. in folio max (mm.550x392), pp.LII, CCCXXIII; 76 (tavv), bella leg. cartone dec. coeva, in elegante cofanetto mod. rigido di protezione in cart. dec. con legacci. Con 76 tavv. in rame comprendenti 1 carta topografica del territorio veronese e una veduta. Prima e unica edizione della più importante opera del XVIII sui pesci fossili in cui su 76 splendide tavv. in rame, la maggior parte anche più volte ripiegate, sono descritte ben 123 specie fossili conservati al Museo Bozziano, di cui il Volta (1764-1842) era Direttore. La maggior parte di questa raccolta proviene dalle montagne di Bolca nel veronese, ed è qui per la prima volta scientificamente descritta. L?opera inoltre costituisce la ?fatica? editoriale maggiore della stamperia veronese ed è considerata il suo capolavoro. Le tavole sono di straordinaria bellezza anche per la freschezza dell?incisione, alcune di dimensioni eccezionali perchè riproducono i fossili nelle loro dimensioni reali, come nel caso del ?Torpedo? (tav.71) che misura ben 150 cm di lunghezza. Minimi interventi di restauro alla carta dei dorsi ma ottimo esemplare.

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        Beskrivelse over Kongeriget Norge, Øerne, Island og Færøerne, samt Grønland

      efter ældre og nyere, trykte og haandskrevne geographiske, chorographiske, topographiske, statistiske Skrivter, Afhandlinger og Efterretninger, saavelsom ved Brevvexling og ellers erholdte Oplysninger, forfattet i alphabetisk Orden. Kbhvn. 1796. Med kobberstukket titelvignet. XVI + 886 + (6) s. Samt. halvlæder. Gammelt navn samt stempler på titelblad.. Eksemplaret har tilhørt H.B. Melchior. Bibl. Dan. III, 843

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        Descrizione di una pittura de Antonio Allegri Detto Il Corregio.

      No place or date. [Printed by Giambattista Bodoni. Parma 1796]. 46 pp. 12mo. 13x8,5 cm. Bound with wide margin and uncut i contemporary boards. Spine a little defective.. Bodoni was the most important Italian bookprinter of graphic designer in the late 18th century. A charming little print from his workshop

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        Selling Rabbits

      London: Published by William Ward, 1 January 1796. Colour printed mezzotint with added hand colour. In good condition with the exception of some expert repairs to plate mark. 17 3/4 x 23 7/8 inches. 20 7/8 x 26 3/8 inches. A beautiful colour mezzotint by William Ward after his brother James's painting James Ward was one of the most noted artists of his day, his individual style and superior skill distinguished him from his contemporaries, and his outstanding work influenced the development of British art. Considered to be one of the most important animal painters of his generation, Ward also produced portraits, landscapes, genre and history paintings. He began his career as an engraver, studying under his brother William, who later went on to engrave many of his paintings. The images produced from the pairing of William and James Ward epitomize the best of English art, their fine technical skill and inspired artistic imagination combine to create enduring pictures that speak of the taste and beauty of the age. The work of James Ward is worthy of history's praise; it influenced the art of Delacroix and Géricault, and changed the face of British painting. C.R. Grundy James Ward p.72, no.108; Beckett, The Life and Work of James Ward p. 211

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        The Great Sphinx, Pyramids of Gizeh. July 17th 1839

      London: F.G. Moon. unbound. very good(+). Louis Haghe. View. Tinted lithograph. Image including text measures 14.25" x 21", sheet measures 16.75" x 24". Majestic view of the iconic Sphinx in beautiful subtle colors, from David Roberts' "Views in the Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia". Born in Scotland, Roberts (1796-1864) gained renown as a landscape artist from documenting his extensive travels through Spain and the Near and Middle East. His most well known work, "Views in the Holy Land...Egypt and Nubia" illustrates Roberts' trip in 1838-39. The subsequent publication was issued in 41 parts between 1842 and 1849. This magnificent set was a collaborative project between Roberts and the skilled printer Louis Haghe (1806-1885) and is recognized as one of the most important lithographic works of the 19th century. Small tear to right edge.

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        The State of Rhode Island from the Latest Surveys

      New York, 1796. unbound. very good(+). Benjamin Tanner. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 16 7/8" x 12 7/8". Stunning early double page map of Rhode Island divided into counties and townships. Shows towns, waterways, major routes and geographic features. Includes parts of Block Island and Fisher's Island. John Reid was a publisher based in New York City. "The American Atlas" in which this map was published, was an accompaniment to William Winterbotham's "An Historical, Geographical, Commercial and Philosophical View of the United States." Reid's seminal work was the second atlas engraved and published in the United States. This map is one of the few of Rhode Island made before 1800. Minor staining to margins, slight crease to right centerfold.

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        Taschenbuch auf das Jahr 1797 für Natur- und Gartenfreunde. Mit Abbildungen von Hohenheim und anderen Kupfern.

      J. G. Cotta'sche Buchhandlung Die Tafeln zeigen die berühmte Gartenanlagen von Stuttgart-Hohenheim (u.a. die Piramide, Cirkelbau, Mühle, römisches Gefängniß, Gärtnerhaus, Pfarrhaus, Wasserfall, Einsiedelei, Spielhaus mit Spielplatz) sowie eine Abbildung des "Charlestowner Ananas Pfirsichs" (Farbtafel). Mit einer Fülle von Anleitungen für den Blumen- und Gartenfreund. Rücken gebrochen, Fadenheftung anfangs lose. Einband fleckig. Seiten vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig. Reizvoller, seltener Kalender.

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        The Ancient Bee-Mafter's Farewell: Or Full and Plain Directions for the Management of Bees to the greateft Advantage;

      London, for G. G. & J. Robinson, 1796.. HARDBACK, new half-calf with marbled boards, gilt rules and lettering on spine labels, frontispiece (= plates I & II), pages: xvi, 273, uncut but opened, 140mm x 224mm, (5.5" x 8.75"), a duplicate from the S. A. Baldwin Bee Library, former owner's details handwritten on half-title with small sketch of bee hive, small pencilled note about hive division on bottom of plate 1. A very fine copy. Scarce. British Bee Books 154.

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        Några föreläsningar öfver de lärdas bestämmelse.

      Öfversättning. Uppsala, J. F. Edman, 1796. 8:o. IX,(1 blank),118 s. Bra mörkblått pappbd med benvit titeletikett (Johanna Röjgård). Gamla stänkta snitt. Fint ex.. Originalet "Einige Vorlesungen über die Bestimmung des Gelehrten" utkom 1794. Med ett förord av författaren, daterat Jena 1794, samt även ett förord av översättaren Benjamin Höijer. Det är den enda i samtiden separat utgivna översättning till svenska av den tyska filosofen

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      In-8 gr. (mm. 250x200), bross., 8 pp. cad. numero. Offriamo 40 fascicoli, dal n. 2 (27 maggio 1796) al n. 41 (11 ottobre 1796), contenuti in una cartella mod. Preziosa e importante raccolta del primo giornale repubblicano pubblicato a Milano, che apparve il 23 maggio 1796 e cessò il 28 ottobre dello stesso anno. Il giornale venne fondato dal medico Giovanni Rasori, convinto della funzione fondamentale del giornalismo di fronte al problema nazionale italiano; cessò le sue pubblicazioni quando il Rasori fu nominato professore di patologia nell?Università di Pavia, riaperta per ordine di Napoleone. E? interessante rilevare che il periodico - al suo secondo numero - dovette ridurre il titolo originario di ?Giornale della Società degli Amici della Libertà e dell?Uguaglianza? in ?Giornale degli Amici della Libertà e dell?Uguaglianza? perché le vicende tempestose del club omonimo, ora chiuso, ora riaperto, non permettevano una stretta parentela con il periodico che ne voleva essere il portavoce. Ritornò in vita il 30 marzo 1797, ma cessò definitivamente il 2 giugno dello stesso anno. Il ?Giornale degli Amici della Libertà e dell?Uguaglianza?, che si era autodefinito ?il primogenito dei figli dell?Insubria libera?, aveva riposto ogni speranza patriottica nella Francia, ma a poco a poco le sue speranze si affievolirono di fronte all?atteggiamento dei Francesi vincitori. Solo il n. 28 con strappi e pesanti tracce d?uso marginali; qualche lieve uniforme arross. ma certam. un buon esemplare con barbe.

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        Emil eller om opdragelsen.

      Oversat af fransk og udgiven med Tydsklands opdragelsesrevisorers og en deel danske oplysende, bestemmende og rettende anmærkninger. I-VI. Köpenhamn, S. Popp, 1796-99. 8:o. XXX,(2),336 + (8),346 + 368 + 372,(2 blanka) + 352 + XXVI,3-324 s. Fem samtida nötta hfrbd med guldornerade ryggar och titel- respektive runda deltiteletiketter i glättad papp. Del VI bundet i ett samtida nött hfrbd med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerad rygg och titel- samt deltiteletiketter i glättad papp. Titeletiketten till del 1 skadad och ryggen till del 4 defekt. Blå snitt. Inlagorna med spridda lager-, bläck- och fuktfläckar. Del III delvis med stor men svag fuktrand. Med Kl. Berntsens och O. Berntsens namnteckningar.. Bibliotheca danica I:1004. Allt som utkom. Översatt av J. Werfel som även skrivit kommentarer och ett översvallande företal i del VI. I detta skriver Werfel om Rousseau: "Hvo, der vil negte, at han maaskee først om tusinde aar, om verden end imidlertid uafladeligen følger oplysningens bane, vil finde sine jævnlige, den er enten for inbildsk af sin tidsalder eller for inskrænket i begrep til at fatte endog en tusindedeel af hans ord." Detta exemplar utan de extra gemensamma titelbladen för del I-II, III-IV och V-VI

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        Sammelband mit acht englischen Almanachen

      London, 1796.. Mit einigen graphischen Darstellungen. Roter Maroquin d. Zt. mit Rückenverg.

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        Afhandling om arbetssättet vid skepps aflöpning, förmastning, up- och aftakling, jämte kjöl- och uphalning, tillika med den delen af sjömanoeuvren der skepparens upmärcksamhet egentligen bör fästas.

      Första delen. Författadt af Carl Pihlström. Karlskrona, Kongl. Amiralitets boktryckeriet, 1796. 8:o. (16),+ 370,+ (6) s. Något nött samtida skinnband med lätt guldornerad rygg med blå titeletikett och upphöjda bind, röda snitt. Tillsammans med: PIHLSTRÖM, Carl. Afhandling om taklingars proportionerande, til svårlek ock längd, jämte det hufvudsakeligaste af tilvärkningen, andra delen. Författadt av Carl Pihlström. Karlskrona, Kongl. Amiralitets boktryckeriet, 1797. 4:o. (7),+ (1 blank) s.+ blad 1-49,+ 50-69,+ (1),+ 70-74,+ (1),+ 75-77 s.+ blad 78-89,+ (2) s. Titel och förord tryckt inom ram. Något nött samtida hfrbd med guldornerad rygg med beige titeletikett. Ur viceamiral Otto Hindric Nordenskjölds bibliotek, med hans namnteckning på båda titelbladen, med enstaka bläckanteckningar i den senare. Även senare Nordenskjöldars namnteckningar i förra delen. Båda delarna av Carl Pihlströms sällsynta arbete, med bra proviniens! Otto Hindric Nordenskjöld (1747-1832) från Nyland, hjälte från slaget vid Hogland och Viborgska gatloppet, blev konteramiral och slutligen 1790 vice amiral, men tog redan 1798 avsked

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        The Bridge over the River Gallions, from the foot of Fort Matilda, Guadaloupe

      London: Willyams, 1796. Aquatint by Samuel Alken. 12 1/8 x 18 3/4 inches. The Reverend Cooper Willyams (1762-1816) was a topographer and artist, as well as minister and chaplain. The son of a British naval commander, he went to Cambridge, was ordained and contributed to "Topographical Miscellanies" before going to sea as Chaplain on the Boyne in 1793. England was at war with revolutionary France, and the Boyne participated in the West Indies' action of that war. In 1796, Willyams returned to London and published An Account of the Campaign in the West Indies..., which was illustrated with six drawings by Willyams, rendered in aquatint by Samuel Alken. This view on Guadeloupe was taken just outside Fort Matilda where Willyams served as chaplain. From his commanding position but minimizing the fortress as a geographical figure, Willyams gives a rich view of the lush hills and the rushing river below. Abbey, 677; Hough,The Beinecke Lesser Antilles Collection at Hamilton College, 486

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. In Three Volumes

      Philadelphia:q Printed by Thomas Dobson, 1796 Second American edition, published by Thomas Dobson, who six years earlier had printed the first American edition. Modern marbled boards with calf spines, gilt red morocco labels, new endpapers. . Three volumes, small octavo. With several sections browned and foxed, as is typical with American books of this period, especially at the beginning of the first volume. Some dampstains. A decent copy of a scarce book. Adam Smith's magnum opus rapidly became accepted in the New World even though his laissez-faire doctrine ran contrary to Alexander Hamilton's schemes for increased government participation in agriculture and industry

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        Letters Written During a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway and Denmark.

      London:Printed for J. Johnson, St. Paul`s Churchyard 1796. 8:o. First edition. (4),262,(6) pp. Complete with Appendix, Notes and List of Authors Books. Contemporary green half-calf, rubbed. Small inkspot verso title and first page Advertisement, and small inkspots page 145-148. Light foxing. 20 x 13,5 cm

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        The Cambrian Register (3 Volumes)

      London: E and T Williams, 1796 All in modern half green leather with green marbled boards. Title to spine in gilt on green leather label. Internally new endpapers, clean and tight, some very minimal foxing to edges of some pages, two columns per page. Articles on History, Poetry, Ancient Laws etc. A veritable mine of information! Edited by Pughe, only 3 volumes were printed 1795, 1796 and 1818. Very rare and the best copy I have seen.. Volume 1, coloured frontis & map, title page with coloured vignette, (xvi), 472 pp, [1] index, 2 coloured maps, text block uncut. Vol 2, title page with coloured vignette, [2], (iv), 575 pp, with the pedigree chart of the Morgan's of Tredegar, Machen, Llantarn &c. Vol 3, ink ownership signature of Hy Hughes Rector of Llangefni to ffep, ink notes to verso in same hand, page has been tape strengthened, ink name of George William Webster, Beaumaris 1861 to verso of coloured frontis, titlepage has B&W vignette, [4], (vi), 552pp, text block edges uncut, pull out chart of Milford Haven.(Allibone 1702. Graesse 24)Pughe, William Owen [pseud. Idrison] (1759–1835), antiquary and lexicographer, was born William Owen, was the editor of the Cambrian Register, a periodical devoted to Welsh history and literature, of which three volumes appeared, in 1795, 1799, and 1818. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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        The Environs of London

      London: T Cadell and W Davies, 1796. Hardcover. Very Good. 1796-1811. Six volume complete set including Supplement. 19th century half dark tan calf leather bindings with marbled boards. Wide 4to. All volumes are internally very clean. Vol I (Surrey. 1796). xii/ 595 pages + 8 page index; Vol. II (County of Middlesex. 1795). vi/ 598 pages + 46 pages of indexes; Vol III (County of Middlesex. 1795). vi/ 706 pages + 1 page advert; Vol IV (Hertfordshire. Essex and Kent. 1796). vi/ 724 pages + 2 pages of errata and 1 page advert; (Vol. V: Parishes in Middlesex not previously described. 1800). ix/ 316 pages + 1 page of additional corrections and 1 page advert; (Vol.VI. Supplement to the First Edition. 1811). xii/ 493 pages. This set is complete with 5 vignette titles. 1 letterpress title. 3 maps (Surrey. Middlesex. Kent). dedication plate and 85 plates. Minor foxing in places. Covers rubbed and worn. Owers details; Rev. T. Welton, Market Hill, Olney, Bucks.

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        Samlade skrifter.

      I-III. Sthlm, J. P. Lindh, 1796. 8:o. Grav. porträtt,(32),287 + (6),321 + (4),305,(2) s. Tre ngt nötta samtida alrotsmarmorerade skinnbd med rikt guldornerade ryggar, svarta titeletiketter, bruna deltiteletiketter och gula, dammiga snitt. Smala guldpräglade pärmbårder. Ryggarna med ytliga sprickor och nötningar samt obetydliga nagg. Pärmhörnen stötta. I alla tre delarna är en bit av försättsbladet bortklippt. Blyertsanteckningar på baksidan av försättsbladet i del I av G. O. Adelborg. En liten bläckfläck i texten på s. 19-20 och några fläckar på s. 84, 88 och 194 i del I. Några enstaka marginalnoteringar i blyerts i del II som även är ngt missfärgad på s. 236-39. Liten solkfläck i yttermarginalen på s. 114 och i nedre marginalen på s. 164 i samma del. I sista delen ett tuschstreck i yttermarginalen på s. 115, liten rostfläck på s. 121-25, ngt solkfläckig på s. 128-29 och en liten fläck i nedre marginalen på s. 216-22. Med Ernst Leonard Schlegels stplr och monogramstplr, "J. F. G." inom en oval krans.. Klemming Sveriges dramatiska litteratur s. 136, 143, 135 och 124. Med en inledande biografi av Nils von Rosenstein. Gustaf Regnér och Kellgrens systerson Christ. Lengblom var tillsammans utgivare av verket. 1800-02 utkom en andra upplaga och 1811 en tredje. Porträttet är graverat av J. F. Martin efter Sergels medaljong. Banden av allt att döma bundna av Hans Christopher Richter, bokbindarmästare i Stockholm under åren 1793-1829. Ernst Leonard Schlegel (1802-77), vinhandlare i Stockholm, var ägare av Hammarskog i Uppland 1849-59 och utgav "Handbok för blomstervänner" 1846. Kring ägaren bakom den andra stämpeln finns det bara spekulationer

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      1796. Very Good. GRAVES, Robert. A POCKET CONSPECTUS OF THE NEW LONDON AND EDINBURGH PHARMACOPOEIAS Wherein the Virtues, Uses, and Doses of the several Articles and Preparations... are precisely stated, their Pronunciation as to Quantity is marked, and a Variety of other Particulars respecting them given, calculated more especially for the Use of Junior Practitioners. Sherborne: Printed by W. Cruttwell ..., 1796. First edition. 12mo., early half-leather and boards, worn. Ex-library, with stamps on pastedown, title- page, and dedication page, and p. 50 (only marks). Title-page reinforced and laid down on another sheet; some light spotting to text leaves, 1/4 inch tear to margin of dedication, otherwise internally very good. Rare.

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        The History of Monmouthshire.. (colour)

      London and Monmouth: Edwards, 1796 Illustrated and Ornamented by Views of its Principal Landscapes, Ruins, and Residences by John Gardnor, Vicar of Battersea. In full brown basket weave leather covers, thick gilt lines to edges. Spine has been sympathetically replaced, but retaining the original title in gilt to red leather label, raised bands, gilt tooling. Internally, marbled endpapers, removal marks from scotch tape to f/joint, lacks half title, map frontis present, ink name of Thomas Lewis Esq of St Pierre - one of the subscribers to head of title page, (12), (xi), [1], 360 pp, 199, [1], [6], 36 pl, 1 map, 2 charts, (10 pp contents list, 11 page introduction followed by the 199 pp, 6 pp subscribers list + the 36 superbly coloured plates and the 3 others (Map, Princes & Herbert)) 168 copies issued of this title, of which 32 were coloured, some of which being stained, with the usual pagination error at 117/8. A lovely copy of a very desirable title, which rarely becomes available.(ESTC T78135. Abbey 537)Williams, political and religious theorist and founder of the Literary Fund At the suggestion of his friend the physician Dr Thomas Hooper of Pant-y-Goitre, Monmouthshire, and John Morgan of Tredegar, Williams embarked on the monumental History of Monmouthshire, published in 1796 with illustrations by John Gardnor; its heterogeneity reflects Williams's experience as an educator, religious philosopher, and political theorist. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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        An account of the campaign in the West Indies, in the year 1794,

      London, printed by T. Bensley for G. Nicol, 1796. 149 + [5] + 62 large pp + plan of Fort Bourbon in Martinique and map of the island with two aquatint engravings in text. 4to. 1st ed., a few tone spots otherwise fine in half calf retaining original marbled boards. 9 x 11in The author was a chaplain with the British navy at the time of the occurrence of the events described. Rare. Note this edition does not include the full page acquatint plates. It is printed in a smaller size font and has much smaller margins than the other edition.

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        Samtal i de dödas rike.

      Uppsala, J. F. Edman, 1796. 8:o. 79 s. Häftad och oskuren i ngt nött nära samtida marmorerat omslag. Ryggen med liten reva överst. Enstaka lager- och småfläckar samt några obetydliga fuktstänk. Liten reva i övre marginalen på s. 5, 25, 57-60 och 67.. I det första samtalet deltar d'Alembert, i det andra Voltaire och i det fjärde Marat, Robespierre m.fl. samt flockar av blodiga vålnader

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        A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

      London: J. Johnson , 1796. 3rd Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo, xix, [1], 452pp Original paper boards with new paper spine and label on spine. Pages all have deckled edges and many are uncut. The page leaves are clean (no foxing or stains). The binding is tight. Overall very good+ to fine condition. A very nice copy and other than new spine, completely original. Volume 1 (this was the only volume ever published so this is complete in itself). Some refer to this work as the earliest and most important feminist book ever published. Mary Wollstonecraft, later Godwin, was the mother of Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein, 1818. In November, 1789, Richard Price preached a sermon praising the French Revolution. Price argued that British people, like the French, had the right to remove a bad king from the throne. Edmund Burke, was appalled by this sermon and wrote a reply called Reflections on the Revolution in France where he argued in favour of the inherited rights of the monarchy. Wollstonecraft was upset by Burke's attack on her friend and she decided to defend him by writing a pamphlet A Vindication of the Rights of Man. In her pamphlet Wollstonecraft not only supported Price but also pointed out what she thought was wrong with society. This included the slave trade, the game laws and way that the poor were treated., , The publication of A Vindication of the Rights of Man brought Wollstonecraft to the attention of other radical thinkers such as Tom Paine, John Cartwright, John Horne Tooke, William Godwin and William Blake. Wollstonecraft met several of these men including Godwin who was busily writing a book on Political Justice. In 1791 the first part of Tom Paine's Rights of Man was published. This book created a burst of radical activity and although Paine was forced to flee the country, others were determined to carry on the struggle in England. Soon after Rights of Man appeared, two of Britain's leading Rational Dissenters, Richard Price and Joseph Priestly, formed the Unitarian Society, an organisation that was to have a profound influence on religious and political ideas in Britain. The following year Mary Wollstonecraft published her most important book, Vindication of the Rights of Women. In the book Wollstonecraft attacked the educational restrictions that kept women in a state of "ignorance and slavish dependence." She was especially critical of a society that encouraged women to be "docile and attentive to their looks to the exclusion of all else." Wollstonecraft described marriage as "legal prostitution" and added that women "may be convenient slaves, but slavery will have its constant effect, degrading the master and the abject dependent.

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        An Historical, Geographical, Commercial, and Philosophical View of the United States of America, and of the European Settlements in America and the West-Indies. In Four Volumes

      New York: Tiebout and O'Brien for John Reid. 1796. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. F First US Edition. H Hard Cover. Fair. First American edition of this complete four-volume set of this impressive history and geography of most of the Western Hemisphere, much of which was completed while Winterbotham was confined at Newgate Prison for sedition. First American edition after an earlier issue in 33 weekly installments. Includes all called-for plates except the Plan of Washington (which is usually not present) and does not include the separate atlas, which is considered exceedingly rare. Also includes a hand colored plate of a tobacco plant, this plate with a small margin chip. Subject matter includes each of the existing United States; the Northwest Territory; Canada; Greenland; Louisiana; Mexico; Spanish Dominions in South America (Peru, Chili, Brasil, Paraguay); Cayenne; Amazonia; Patagonia; Jamaica; Barbados; Antigua; Bermuda; Hispanola; Dominica; Grenada; Martinico and several other Caribbean islands. Also includes history of the discovery of America, the Revolution, general information for European settlers, birds, mammals and reptiles of the Americas, treaties, political alliances, and much more. In addition to the 25 plates, there are numerous statistical tables describing various aspects of the locations described. Original full calf with black spine labels, volume numbers and the initials T.W. in gilt on each spine. Vol. I: vi, [2], 590p. + 2 plates. Vol. II: [4], 393p. + 2 plates. Vol. III: [4], 419p. + 5 plates. Vol. IV: [4], 516, [19]p. + 16 plates. Worn, with much edgewear and chipping, cracked joints, covers attached, labels to volumes I and IV quite chipped. Text blocks sound with no loosened pages. Pages age- tanned with some foxing, volume II with a chipped blank near the end, volume III wtih three margin chips, volume IV with the plate of monkeys having their faces "dotted" with old blue ink. Howes W581.

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        A New Plan of the Island of Grenada

      London, 1796. Engraved separately printed map with inset plan of town of St George and Fort Royal with hand coloured outline. Very fine condition. 59 x 81 cms The largest and most detailed map of Grenada in exceptionally good condition. Tooley 36.

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        Ichthyologie ou Histoire Naturelle des Poissons. En Six Parties avec 216 Planches dessinées et enluminées d'après Nature.

      Berlin, Chez l'auteur, 1796. 8vo. 6 later half morocco with five raised bands and gilt titles on backs. XXXII,1291 pp. with 216 beautifully hand-coloured plates. 4 vols. text and 2 vols. plates. 6 title-pages and 6 half-titles. All vols. uncut, last three text vols. unopend. Text and plates are completely clean throughout.. The rare first octavo edition (being the second edition, in 8vo) of Bloch's Ichthyologie - arguably the most magnificent work on fish ever. This particular edition is not in Nissen, Wood nor BMC and is very uncommon.The second edition, printed 1793-95, was published in 6 folio volumes and contained 216 plates, i.e., half the number of plates as in the first edition (Nissen 416). Another, different octavo-edition was published in Paris in 1796, in 5 volumes and with only 108 plates. The present edition constitutes the 8vo-version of the second edition and the first 8vo edition in general

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        Vue des hauteurs de Monte - Zemolo. Jonction de l'aile gauche et du centre de l'arm?e francaise pour se porter sur les Pi?montais, apr?s avoir battu les Autrichiens. 15 Avril 1796.

      Dessin? sur les lieux par le Ing.r. Geographe Bagnetti, Grav? par Legrand. Incisione in rame all'acquaforte, b/n, cm 58 x 86 (alla lastra) pi? margini. Grande veduta del poderoso massiccio. Alcune pieghe e difetti della carta al centro, visibili al verso ma molto meno di fronte, nella parte raffigurata, minimi e usuali difetti marginali. Discreto stato. .

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        Spiele zur Uebung und Erholung des Körpers und Geistes, für die Jugend, ihre Erzieher und alle Freunde unschuldiger Jugendfreuden

      Schnepfenthal, Buchhandlung der Erziehungsanstalt, 1796.. Mit 4 Kupfertafeln mit jeweils 4 Illustrationen. XVI, 492 S., 2 Bl. Pappband d. Zt.

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

      printed for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell jun. and W. Davies (successors to Mr. Cadell) in the Strand, London: printed for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell jun. and W. Davies (successors to Mr. Cadell) in the Strand,& , MDCCXCVI [1796]. Full Calf. Fine. Handsome early edition of Smith's landmark treatise, "the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM), complete in three beautifully bound octavo volumes. [2],x,499,[1]; [2],vi,518,[6]; viii,465,[1],[50, index and advertisement]pp. Original full tree calf, flat spines elaborately gilt in six compartments divided by tooled bands, red and green leather lettering and numbering pieces, plain period end papers. A Fine set in bright attractive period bindings, expertly rebacked preserving original spines without loss (numbering label wanting from vol. 1); Pyt House library stamp (see below) canceled in pencil on paste-downs, else completely unmarked, clean and fresh, free of foxing and stains, indeed virtually pristine. Provenance: Engraved ("Deeble sculp") armorial bookplate (shield with chevron between three boars' heads on one side, three birds on the other, surmounted by a demi-savage wreathed about the waist and head, with the motto "Dread God") of John Gordon (probably 7th viscount Kenmure and Lord Locinvar) to paste-downs. Manuscript in brown ink to title page of vol. 3: V. F. Benet. / Pyth." Benet was a descendant of the early nineteenth-century amateur architect who "Palladianized" the Georgian country house, called Pythouse, near Tisbury, in the west of England. V. F. Benet owned the Restoration manuscript from which was transcribed "The Pythouse papers: correspondence concerning the civil war, the Popish plot, and a contested election in 1680." PMM 221. Gordon, Landmarks in English Literature, p. 16. Lowndes 2417. Goldsmiths 16558. ESTC Citation No. T95381. Eighth Edition. According to Gordon, "No other English book of the eighteenth century has had a greater influence," to which the ODNB adds: "The Wealth of Nations had no rival in scope or depth when published and is still one of the few works in its field to have achieved classic status . . ." Yet despite this renown, Smith's magnum opus is in fact a continuation of the philosophical theme begun in The Theory of Moral Sentiments. "The ultimate problem to which Smith addresses himself is how the inner struggle between the passions and the “impartial spectator”—explicated in Moral Sentiments in terms of the single individual—works its effects in the larger arena of history itself, both in the long-run evolution of society and in terms of the immediate characteristics of the stage of history typical of Smith's own day. The answer to this problem enters in Book V, in which Smith outlines the four main stages of organization through which society is impelled, unless blocked by wars, deficiencies of resources, or bad policies of government: the original “rude” state of hunters, a second stage of nomadic agriculture, a third stage of feudal, or manorial, “farming,” and a fourth and final stage of commercial interdependence." (Encyclopedia Britannica)

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        A Picturesque Tour through Holland, Brabant, and Part of France : Made in the Autumn of 1789 / by Samuel Ireland, Author of the Histories and Picturesque Scenery of the Rivers Thames, Medway, and Avon, and Graphic Illustrations of Hogarth. Vol. I & II

      London : Printed for T. Egerton, Whitehall; Whites, Fleet-Street; Robson, Hookham & Carpenter, and Faulder, Bond-Street; Leigh and Sotheby, York-Street, Covent-Garden; Payne, Mewsgate; Sewell, Cornhill; and G. Sael, Strand, 1796. 2nd Edition. Physical desc. : 2 v. : plates, ports. ; 23cm. Each volume with added engraved title page. The second edition, with additions; far less commonly available than the first. An entire new set of copper-plates in aqua-tinta, from drawings made on the spot. Subject: Netherlands - Belgium - France - Description and travel Very good copy in the original calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt-blocked titling. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Minor, generalized wear to the bands and panel edges. Minor, scattered marginal foxing. Remains uncommonly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong

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        An Arrangement of British Plants: According to the Latest Improvements of the Linnaean System to Which is Prefixed an Easy Introduction to the Study of Botany

      Birmingham: M Swinney, 1796.. Third Edition. 8vo 4 volumes. Full tree calf with red spine labels, gilt. 31 copper plates, some folding and 1 hand coloured. Covers worn along hinges and at extremities but binding is tight. Some mild foxing and browning. A very nice set. Digital images available on request.

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        Oeuvres poissardes

      1796. Jean Joseph Vadé’s “Oeuvres poissardes,”with Four Engraved Plates after Monsiau Printed in ColorsVADÉ, J[ean] J[oseph]. Oeuvres poissardes de J.J. Vadé, suivies de celles de L’Écluse; édition tirée à 300 exemplaires, dont 100 sur grand papier; et ornée de figures imprimées en couleur. Paris: Chez Defer de Maisonneuve…De l’Imprimerie de Didot le jeune, [l’An IV] 1796.Large quarto (13 x 9 1/2 inches; 330 x 241 mm.). 6, [2], 167, [1, blank] pp. Four color-printed engraved plates by A. Clément after M. Monsiau.Bound by De Samblanx & J. Weckesser (stamp-signed in gilt on the front turn-in) in full red scored calf. Covers decoratively panelled in gilt, spine decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, board edges and turn-ins decoratively tooled in gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. A few small scuff marks on the rear cover. “l’An IV” has been erased from the imprint on title-page. Three small rust spots on pp. 99/100. Otherwise a fine copy. Housed in a marbled board slipcase.Jean Joseph Vadé (1720-1757) was an “author of humorous verse, parodies, light comedies, in which he made free use of the coarse jargon of the fish-market. His La Fileuse (1752), a parody of the opera Omphale (of the same year), was a marked success. Beaumarchais in his Le Mariage de Figaro borrowed some ideas from Vadé’s Le Trompeur trompé” (The Oxford Companion to French Literature)."In 1792 Defer de Maisonneuve published Milton's Le paradise perdu in two volumes with plates after Schall, and in 1793 Gessner's La mort d'Abel and Florian's Galatée with plates after Monsiau. In 1796 he issued the by far the most satisfactory of these books, Vade's Oeuvres poissards, again with plates after Monsiau and printed by Didot...“In the preface we learn how the experiences of a fiery and dissipated youth led Jean-Joseph Vadé (d. 1757) to create ‘a new kind of poetry’ called ‘poissard.’ ‘It depicts reality, founded on truth, but it is not without its agreeable side. A picture which shows a tavern, the people dancing, soldiers drinking and smoking is not unpleasant to see. Vadé is the Teniers of poetry’ (p. 5). And indeed Monsiau’s four drawings of the Parisian market district, with typical figures and costumes from the contemporary scene rather than from Vadé’s time, are lively and invigorating. That reproduced [following p. 154 in Ray] is the second of the series (p. 12), and presumably the one to which the preface alludes. The title page states that 300 copies of the book were printed in color” (Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, p. 145-146).Nicolas-André Monsiau (1754-1837) “was a Parisian who attained some reputation as a painter of both classical and modern subjects. He was elected to the Academy in 1789, but though he continued to exhibit for many years, he also came to devote himself to illustration…Monsaiu’s most extensive contributions to illustration occur in La sainte bible of 1789-1804 [Ray 47], where he collaborated with Marillier; Rousseau’s Oeuvres of 1793-1800, where he collaborated with Cochin; and Ovid’s Métamorphoses of 1806, where he collaborated with Le Barbier and Moreau…Among works for which he was the sole illustrator the best known are the three which he undertook for Defer de Maisonneuve, who printed his plates in color: Florian’s Galatée and Gessner’s La mort d’Abel of 1793 and Vadé’s Oeuvres poissards [Ray 87] of 1796” (Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, pp. 151-152).Cohen-de Ricci, col. 1005. Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, 87 (one of 100 copies on large paper, measuring 13 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches).

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        The Lives of Dr John Donne; Sir Henry Wotton; Mr Richard Hooker; Mr George Herbert; and Dr Robert Sanderson

      York - J. Robson et al., 1796 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of this collection of biographies by Isaac Walton. Illustrated throughout with numerous plates. Including biographies of Dr John Donne, Sir Henry Wotton, Mr Richard Hooker, Mr George Herbert, and Dr Robert Sanderson. It was probably as an angler that Walton made the acquaintance of Sir Henry Wotton. Sir Henry Wotton dying in 1639, Walton undertook his life also; it was finished in 1642 and published in 1651. His life of Hooker was published in 1662, that of George Herbert in 1670 and that of Bishop Robert Sanderson in 1678. All these subjects were endeared to the biographer by a certain gentleness of disposition and cheerful piety; three of them at leastDonne, Wotton and Herbertwere anglers. Their lives were evidently written with loving pains, in the same leisurely fashion as his Angler, and like it are of value less as exact knowledge than as harmonious and complete pictures of character. An edition of Walton's Lives, by G Sampson, appeared in 1903. Condition: Rebound in half-morocco. Externally, very smart. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean, with just some scattered light spotting and marginal tidemarks to the frontispiece. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        A Narrative of the Proceedings of His Majesty's Fleet, under the Command of Earl Howe,

      London, Printed by T. Burton... Sold at Mr. De Poggi's Exhibition Room.. Mr. W. Faden... Mr. T. Egerton, , 1796. from the Second of May to the Second of June M.DCC.XCIV. Quarto. (275mm x 225mm). Engraved frontispiece of Britannia reclining atop the globe by Thomas Kirk, folding battle plan at the rear. Lightly browned, hygroscopic damp mark at the tail margin of the frontispiece, binding a little cracked after the half-title, prelims consequently loosening, but overall very good in contemporary red full straight-grained morocco by Staggemeier & Walcher, their ticket, oxidized verso of the front free endpaper, green watered silk doublures, somewhat rubbed, a.e.g. Modern bookplate to the front pastedown. Uncommon, two copies only on COPAC, BL and Cambridge, ten copies on OCLC. An extremely intriguing ?subscriber's issue of a promotional device/guide to the paintings of the Glorious First of June commissioned from Robert Clevely and engraved by "the ingenious Mr. de Poggi". The erratically paginated text consists of the Narrative... itself "derived from the most indisputable authorities", including Appendices of the Officers present, the Orders of Battle of the opposing fleets, and Votes of Thanks; a further Appendix on the French fleet, the Naval Convention and the official French account of the battle; the "brochure" for the two prints - "The Price is Three Guineas - Proofs, Six Guineas - the Pair." - with description; and an impressive Subscribers List, described by the Monthly Review as "A very honourable subscription..." Interestingly, the two other copies of this item encountered by this cataloguer were in near identical bindings to this, one with the ticket of just Walcher, the other with Kalthoeber's ticket.

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      London. 1796-1797, 1801.. Twenty volumes, plus five supplement volumes. Each volume illustrated with several plates. 12mo. Contemporary calf, spines gilt with leather labels. Spines and extremities rubbed; spines of a few volumes worn and lacking lettering piece. Bookplate on front pastedown of each volume; some contemporary and later ownership inscriptions on flyleaf. Light scattered foxing, but generally clean internally. About very good. A nice set. A comprehensive collection of voyages, covering the period from Columbus to the late 18th-century. "A schoolmaster, vicar of Hurley in Berkshire, and much-published British editor, Mavor compiled this HISTORICAL ACCOUNT...., which was offered to the public in this attractive illustrated edition. Included in this set are the voyages and discoveries of Cortés, Pizarro, Magellan, Drake, Cavendish, van Noort, Lancaster, Keeling, Spilbergen, Schouten and Le Maire, Dampier, Rogers, Clipperton and Shelvocke, Roggeveen, Anson, Juan y Santacilia and Ulloa, John Byron, George Anson Byron, Wallis and Carteret, Bougainville, Phipps, Cook and Sparrman, Forrest, Portlock and Dixon, Henry Wilson, Phillip, Shortland, Marshall, Watts, Bligh, and Macartney. A second edition of these voyages was printed in twenty-five volumes from 1797-1800. An American edition was published in Philadelphia in twenty volumes in 1802 and 1803. There were also later editions" - Hill. This set is comprised of the first edition and the later supplemental volumes, all published in 1801. Among the illustrations in volume seven is a folding plate of the famous scene of Cook's death at Hawaii. ESTC T77044. FORBES 265. SABIN 46982. HILL 1112.

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        The History of Monmouthshire

      London and Monmouth: Edwards, 1796 Illustrated and Ornamented by Views of its Principal Landscapes, Ruins, and Residences by John Gardnor, Vicar of Battersea. In quarter orange cloth with blue boards, bumped and worn, scuffed. Spine, faded and a little soiled, title to printed paper label, library ref no at base, edges bumped. Internally, later endpapers, bookplate of Alfred C Hooper to fpd, half title and map frontis present, [14], (xi), [1], [1], 2-360 pp, [1], 2-30, [2], 33-199, [1] errata, [6] subscribers list, 36 pl, 1 map, 2 large pull out genealogical charts, includes the subscribers list which possibly reveals a nice association in that it lists Thomas Hooper (a friend of the authors), who could be related the Alfred C Hooper whose book plate is at the fpd?, plates dated 14 December 1793, 168 copies issued of this title, of which 32 were coloured, some stained, most B&W, bound without pages 117-118 as usual, and with the usual pagination error at 160/168, the appendix has separate register and pagination, untrimmed, small oval indigo public library stamp throughout, ink lib number to top corner of tp, lib label to fpd, old tape repair to 1 leaf. A Good copy of a very desirable title.(ESTC T78135. Abbey 537. Lowndes 2930. Brunet 1455. Libri Walliae 5297) Williams, political and religious theorist and founder of the Literary Fund who at the suggestion of his friend the physician Dr Thomas Hooper of Pant-y-Goitre, Monmouthshire, and John Morgan of Tredegar, embarked on the monumental History of Monmouthshire, published in 1796 with illustrations by John Gardnor; its heterogeneity reflects Williams's experience as an educator, religious philosopher, and political theorist. See ODNB.

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        THE MISCELLANEOUS WORKS OF EDWARD GIBBON, ESQUIRE. With memoirs of his life and writings, composed by himself: Illustrated from his letters, with occasional notes and narrative, by John Sheffield

      A. Strahan and T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies (succesors to Mr. Cadell); John Murray. London 1796/1815. FIRST EDITION. 3 Volumes. 4to. (11.7 x 9.3 inches). xxv, 703pp; viii, 726pp; x, 691pp. Volumes 1 & 2 published in 1796 and the 3rd volume issued in 1815 by John Murray. The third volume was issued to allow owners of the two earlier 4to volumes to have a uniform version of the material that appeared in the second edition that was published in five 8vo volumes in 1814. Portrait frontis in volumes 1 and 3. The first in silhouette, the second an engraving of Warton's painted portrait by James Fittler. Some offsetting from both frontispieces. Errata leaf in volume two, publishers advert leaf at the end of volume three. A tall and wide margined set in original publishers blue (Strahan & Cadell) and brown (John Murray) paper covered boards. All edges untrimmed. Re-backed to style with beige paper spines, each with a printed paper label. From the library of noted scholar of 18th century literature and art, John Cabell Riely, and with his bookplate to the paste-down endpapers. Generally a clean and bright set throughout. Boards show some rubbing to the edges and a few marks but overall the set is very good indeed. A remarkable survivor and rare in the original publishers boards.

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        La religieuse

      Paris : Chez Buisson, 1796. relié. Un Vol. in 8 (12x20cm). Edition originale, rare, à l'instar de toutes celles de cet auteur. Deux éditions ont paru à la même date chez le même éditeur, la seconde fut en réalité imprimée en Angleterre alors que la véritable originale fut réalisée d'après le manuscrit possédé par les frères Grimm, dont il était déjà paru quelques lettres dans la correspondance littéraire. Tchemerzine II, 965. Plein veau porphyre. Dos lisse à la grotesque. Pièce de titre en maroquin menthe. Roulettes dorées sur les coiffes, pointillés dorés sur les coupes. Tranches jaunes. Très légères traces de frottements sur le dos, coins très légèrement émoussés sans gravité, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve. Reliure très légèrement postérieure. Une trace de pliure aux pages 379-380 en guise de repère de lecture. Bon exemplaire, frais, avec de rares pâles rousseurs. L'origine de ce roman célèbre est une plaisanterie assez cruelle faite par le salon de Mme d'Epinay et qui venait d'acueillir le marquis de Croismare en son sein ; Ce dernier s'occupait d'un procès concernant une jeune fille qui avait été placée dans un couvent contre son gré. Diderot fut chargé d'écrire les lettres de cette jeune fille au marquis, et de lui faire croire à son évasion. Ces lettres constituèrent La religieuse. Le roman resta inachevé et Diderot n'eut guère envie, par prudence, de le publier. En 1780, il modifia son manuscrit, le corrigea, et comme de nombreux manuscrits de l'auteur, ce dernier circula sous le manteau, parmi ses pairs et ses relations. L'oeuvre ne paraîtra qu'après sa mort, en 1796 ; l'odeur de soufre et l'anticléricalisme qui l'habitaient devenant un atout éditorial en cette période révolutionnaire. L'oeuvre se fondant essentiellement sur le choix que chacun peut faire de son destin. Rare et bel exemplaire élégamment établi. - Chez Buisson, Paris _1796, Un Vol. in 8 (12x20cm), (4) 412pp., relié. - relié

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        [Les Classiques] La religieuse

      A Paris: Chez Gueffier jeune et Knapen fils, 1796. relié. 2 tomes en un Vol. in 18 (8x13cm). Rare édition parue la même année que l'originale, imprimée sur papier vergé et illustrée de 2 gravures anonymes différentes de celles de l'édition de Dussart (1797). (Adams, RC3. Tchemerzine-Scheler, II, 971. Inconnu à Cohen). Aucun exemplaire de cette édition n'est recensé dans les catalogues en ligne: elle manque à celui de la BN de France, aux catalogues français et ne figure pas dans le catalogue collectif des bibliothèques américaines. Demi Veau d'époque. Dos lisse orné de roulettes. Pièce de titre de basane rouge et de tomaison en basane noire. Une partie de la coiffe de tête arrachée. Manques au dos. Frottements. Mors supérieur fendu. On connait l'origine de ce roman, plaisanterie assez cruelle faite par le groupe de de Mme d'Epinay et qui venait d'acueillir le marquis de Croismare. Ce dernier s'occupait d'un procès au sujet d'une jeune fille qui avait été placée dans un couvent contre son gré. Diderot fut chargé d'écrire les lettres de cette jeune fille au marquis et de lui faire croire à son évasion. Ces lettres constituèrent La religieuse. Le roman restera inachevé et Diderot n'a guère envie, par prudence, de le publier. En 1780, il modifie son manuscrit, le corrige. Il ne paraîtra qu'après sa mort, en 1796. - Chez Gueffier jeune et Knapen fils, A Paris _An V. 1796, 2 tomes en un Vol. in 18 (8x13cm), (4) 247pp. ; (4) 244pp., Un Vol. relié. - Les Classiques Un Vol. relié

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        A Treatise on the Police of the Metropolis; containing a detail of the various crimes and misdemeanours by which public and private property and security are, at present, injured and endangered:

      [title continues:] and suggesting remedies for their prevention. The third Edition, revised and enlarged. By A Magistrate. London: Printed by H. Fry. 1796. half title, xvii, 440, xxvii,pp., with folding tables. Contemporary polished calf with spine with elaborate contrasting bands, armorial bookplate of Archibald Spiers of Elerslee. A very good copy. Not in Goldsmiths'. Radzinowicz in History of the Criminal Law states that this important book was the first time "an attempt had been made to give a comprehensive survey of the state of crime in the metropolis." As the "first [book] in the English language to be written on the subject of the police it must be considered a major work of permanent value and interest. In this work Colquhoun supplied the argument which was later on converted by the determination of Sir Robert Peel into the real foundation of our present system. According to H. Finer in The Police and public safety, "The very essence of Colquhoun's proposals was professionalism combined with unity of command." What was needed, according to Colquhoun was "an active principle, calculated to concentrate and connect the whole Police of the Metropolis and the Nation; and to reduce the general management to system and method, by the interposition of a superintending agency, composed of able, intelligent, and indefatigable men, acting under the direction and control of His Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Home Department. On these persons, it is proposed, should devolve the subordinate care and direction of the general Police of the Metropolis." This edition contains a new "Advertisement" dated 1st November, 1796. The work is described on the title page as "revised and enlarged." According to the advertisement the changes are largely to be found in "methodical arrangement of matter." Legal details have also been "revised with peculiar care, particularly in the quotation or recital of the Acts of Parliament referred to, or the definitions of crimes specified."

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