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        I-FUKYU IKE NO TAIGA GAFU

      1803. [EHON] I-Fukyu & Ike no Taiga. I-FUKYU IKE NO TAIGA GAFU. Kyoto & Edo: Maruya Gempachiro & Suharaya Mohei. Kyowa 3 [1803]. 27.2 x 18.2 cm. Blue paper covers, string-bound Japanese-style, fukuro-toji. Original printed paper title labels. Follows the copy at Mitchell 307, save that the ordering of the prefatory and final materials seems to follow the order of the copy found at Odin 143. Worn covers and abraded title labels, some repaired, mostly marginal, worming inside. Still a more than serviceable copy of this lovely book. The famous Nanga artist Ike no Taiga has a volume to himself, accompanying the volume dedicated to the Chinese artist I-Fukyu. To my eye, Taiga's wonderful whimsy and pictorial variety carry the day. Printed in black and white throughout. The book deserves a wider audience than it has received to date.

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        Essai sur la physiognomie, destiné A faire Connoìtre l'Homme & à le faire Aimer. Par Jean Gaspard Lavater, citoyen de Zurich et Ministre du St. Evangile. Première - quatrième Partie. (Motto:) Dieu créa l'Homme à son Image.

      La Haye, (Imprimé chez Jacques van Karnebeek) resp. chez I. van Cleef, (1781)-1803. - 4 Bde. Gr.-4°. Mit 193 Kupfertafeln und zahlr. Vignetten von Schellenberg, Lips, Holzhalb, Chodowiecki u.a. Kalbleder d. Zt. mit je 2 roten Rückenschildchen, Goldfileten und etwas Rückenvergoldung, Goldschnitt. Weigelt 274.35 - 274.37 und 274.39; Engelmann 107 ff.; Cohen 606; Lonchamp 1751. - Erste Ausgabe in französischer Sprache. Der Text wurde neu bearbeitet und von Mme. de la Fite, H. Refner und Mme. Caillard übersetzt, der Druck erfolgte auf Lavaters Kosten. Die Kupfer sind nur zum geringen Teil Kopien nach denen der deutschen Ausgabe, die meisten sind neu. - Schönes breitrandiges Exemplar. Die Einbände mit etlichen Mängeln, Rücken und Kanten hinterlegt, zwei Deckel lose. In Band 4 fehlt der Avis au relieur. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Chronological History Of The Discoveries in The South Sea or Pacific Ocean. Parts I & II bound Together.

      Printed By Luke Hansard, London 1803 - pp xii, 391, 482. Part I: Commencing with an Account of the earliest Discovery of that Sea by Europeans, And terminating with the Voyage of Sir Francis Drake, in 1579. Part II: From the Year 1579, to the Year 1620. Complete with 16 folding plates/maps and other illustrations. Very good half calf and marbled boards. A handsome book. Will require additional postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Titan. 4 Bde. Komischer Anhang zum Titan. 2 Bde.

      Berlin, Matzdorff, 1800-1803. - Gebunden in 6 Bdn. Kl.-8°. Mit 4 gest. Titeln. Bde. 1-4 HPergt. des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts, Anhang: HLdr.d.Zt. m. RSchild. u. leichter RVerg., (leicht beschabt). Erste Ausgaben. - Berend/Krogoll 13a und 14; Goedeke V, 464, 14. - "Ach möcht' es mein Titan so klar darstellen, als es in mir steht, daß die ganze idealische Welt nur vom innern, nicht vom äussern Menschen betreten und beschauet werden kan" (Jean Paul in einem Brief an Emilie von Berlepsch). - Ohne die 8 Seiten Vorrede zum 2. Band. Vor- u. Nachsatz des Anhangs etw. leimschattig, sonst gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LA REPUBLIQUE ITALIENNE DIVISEE EN SES DEPARTEMENTS FEUILLE PREMIER LES DEPARTEMENTS D'OLONA ET D'AGOGNA.

      1803. Rara ed imponente carta raffigurante i territori dei Dipartimento d'Agogna, dell'Olona e di parte di quello del Lario. In bella e vivace coloritura coeva.Bibliografia: IGM (Catalogo ragionato...1934), n. 54; Aliprandi, vol. I, p. 247

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        Laguna di Cavallino oggi chiamata la Falconera

      1803 - Grande cabreo di mm 900 x 1870 su carta forte veneziana in bella coloritura d’epoca, datato 1803. Questa grande pianta catastale descrive quella porzione di Laguna Sud di fronte al paese del Cavallino contenuta tra il Canale Pordelio e il Ramo di Piave Vecchia, con le proprietà e gli edifici nella zona palustre. 19mo secolo

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        An Essay concerning Human Understanding. To which are now Added, An Analysis of Mr. Locke's Doctrine of Ideas, on a large Sheet; A Defence of Mr. Locke's Opinion concerning Personal Identity, with an Appendix; A Treatise on the Conduct of the Understanding; Some Thought concerning Reading and Study for a Gentleman; Elements of natural Philosophy; A New Method of a Common-place Book. Extracted from the Author's Works. To which is prefixed The Life of the Author

      Boston: Printed by David Carlisle for Thomas & Andrews, Joseph Nancrede, William P. & Lemuel Blake, West & Greenleaf, James White & Co., John West, and Caleb Bingham, 1803. First American from the twentieth London edition. The first American complete edition, an abridged version having been published in Boston in 1794. Folding table at front. 3 vols. 12mo. Contemporary tree sheep, red morocco labels. Rubbed, spine of first volume worn, upper joints cracking, some chipping of spines, browning and offsetting of text, signatures of Chileah B. Merrick. Brown cloth open-end case. A good copy of this cornerstone of American policy. First American from the twentieth London edition. The first American complete edition, an abridged version having been published in Boston in 1794. Folding table at front. 3 vols. 12mo. In 18th century America, as it was the age of reason and Enlightenment, the colonists needed the justification or rationalization of their disagreement and resultant actions with England, citing their immutable rights as Englishmen and quoting the basic English institutions. As the "philosopher of the Enlightenment" Locke's theories and writings were seized upon by the colonists, especially with Locke's "doctrine of natural rights," his theories on "life, liberty and property," religious toleration and proper representation in government. His writings gave the colonist a firm foundation upon which to base many of their statements. To Locke goes much of the credit for many of the ideas forming the Virginia Declaration of Rights drafted by George Mason. Many of the other states used that constitution as a basis for their own. Locke's advocacy of a "laissez faire" economic policy was shared by Jefferson who agreed with the idea that the "government is best which governs least" (Cohen "American Thought" p. 132). The conclusion reached in the "Essay" "that though knowledge must necessarily fall short of complete comprehension, it can at least be 'sufficient'; enough to convince us that we are not at the mercy of pure chance, and can of some extent control our own destiny" summarizes American intent and beliefs. Attig "John Locke" pp. 40-41; Boring "History of Experimental Psychology." pp. 170 ff; PMM 164 (for the 1690 first edition); Roback "A History of Psychology and Psychiatry" pp. 33 ff; Shaw and Shoemaker 4533; Library Company of Philadelphia "First American Editions" 6, which quotes Franklin as describing is as "the best Book of Logick in the World" Not in Yolton

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        Statuts et Règlemens de la L:. de Saint-Jean sous le titre distinctif de la Parfaite Union, à l'O:. de Valenciennes

      (Valenciennes), de l'imprimerie de la L.:, 5803, (1803), in 12, de 93pp. 2ff. blancs, IIpp. de table & 6pp. pour le tableau des membres de la Loge, cart. moderne papier marbré bleu genre ancien, pièce de titre triangulaire au 1er plat, bel exemplaire sur papier bleuté. Très rare, cela semble être la 2e édition des statuts et du tableau des membres de cette célèbre loge de Valenciennes, une des plus anciennes loges fondées en province avec l'Anglaise de Bordeaux. Elle a la particularité de se revendiquer comme loge anglaise et écossaise fondée par la Grande Loge de Londres en 1733. La liste des membres contient les noms, fonctions, grades (Ecoss., Me P., S.P.R.C.,) adresse, et profession. ¶ Fesch p. 1309 "Tableau de 6pp. folioté à part" - Inconnu de Wolfstieg - Kloss p.385 - Pas dans Dorbon - Le Bihan L. & Chap. de la G.L. & du G.O. p.248

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        Letters on the Elementary Principles of Education

      Alexandria, VA: Printed by Cotton & Stewart, for Samuel Bishop, 1803. First American edition, "from the Second London Edition". xviii, [19]-434; vi, [7]-451, [3]pp. 2 vols. 12mo. Mis- matched contemporary American calf. VG. First American edition, "from the Second London Edition". xviii, [19]-434; vi, [7]-451, [3]pp. 2 vols. 12mo. The first and second editions were published in Bath, with subsidiary London imprints. Perhaps the Belfast-born novelist. poet and essayists most widely read non-literary work, offering "detailed theoretical explorations of how children learn ... [this work owes] at least as much to the philosophical theories of John Locke as it does to the era's standard conduct-book advice on girls' education" - DNBShe was one of the earliest British pioneers of the theories of Pestalozzi and much admired by Maria Edgeworth. NCBEL III:729; Shaw & Shoemaker 4328; OCLC: 53169618

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        Atlas géographique et statistique de la France divisé en 108 départements, dont les cartes respectives, placées en regard d'un texte très-détaillé, ont été exécutées sous la direction du c[itoy]en Brion père géographe...

      Paris, chez l'éditeur Brion fils, De l'imprimerie d'Hocquart, (1803), in 4° à l'italienne, de 5ff. CII-VIpp. 1f.bl. 120pp., ill de 109 cartes gravées et coloriées, demi-vélin vert époque à coins. Bon exemplaire. Edition originale de cet atlas de la France, incluant les départements créés à l'occasion des conquêtes impériales : Allemagne, Belgique, Pays-Bas, Italie, Savoie, Espagne, Suisse. ¶ Quérard fr. litt. I. 515 (daté de 1803)

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        History of the Maroons, from Their Origin to the Establishment of Their Chief Tribe at Sierra Leone: Including the Expedition to Cuba, for the Purpose of Securing Spanish Chasseurs, and the State of the Island of Jamaica for the Last Ten Years; with a Succinct History of the Island Previous to That Period

      Longman and Rees, London 1803 - 2 vols. frontises, 1 (of 2) folding maps, cxiv, 359, xi, 514p. plus [1]p. errata and [1]p. publisher's advertisements. Attractive recent quarterbinding (marbled boards backed in dark brown leather). 22cm. Small hole replaced on both title-pages where the first name of a former owner was removed (the last name, still present, is "Scarlett"). A tiny bit of foxing. Two marginal tears on last leaf of text in Vol. I. Has the folding map of the Seat of the Maroon War but lacks the large general map of Jamaica. Bound in after the title-leaf in Vol. I is a four-page of this book extracted from the June 1803 London Review -- the review, detailed and largely favorable, was apparently concluded in a later issue. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The New England Primer, Improved; Or, an Easy and Pleasant Guide to the Art if Reading. To Which is Added, The Assembly's Catechism

      Boston: Manning & Loring, ca. 1803. 32mo. Unpaginated (32 leaves) Original boards, leather spine and wooden boards the whole covered in blue paper. Illustrated with woodcuts. Ownership inscription dated 1815 on the front blank.The paper has worn off part of the spine area else this is in very good condition with less that the usually seen spotting to the paper. The approximate date of publication is form the Lilly Library copy which collates with this copy. Manning & Loring operated in Boston from 1796 to 1815 (thereafter only Loring) so this could date as early as 1786 or as late as 1815, Housed in a protective case. Very good.

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        LA REPUBLIQUE ITALIENNE DIVISEE EN SES DEPARTEMENTS.

      Italia settentrionale 1803 - Rara ed imponente carta della Repubblica Cisalpina, in bella e vivace coloritura coeva. Nel decorativo cartiglio nell'angolo in alto a destra sono riportati i dodici dipartimenti ed i capoluoghi dei quarantasei distretti.Bibliografia: Marinelli, n. 1421; Arrigoni-Bertarelli, n. 1064; IGM (Catalogo ragionato?1934), n.53. Aliprandi, vol. I, p. 246 mm 485x603

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        De L'Esprit Des Lois

      Paris: Didot, Paris. boards. "In many ways one of the most remarkable works of the Eighteenth Century" Printing and The Mind of Man 197 5 volumes marbled paper over boards, leather spine labels. Some wear head and heal of spines. All bindings strong. Volume one has some paper rubbed at front gutter, and boards a little gouged at edge. Stereotype, Paris, 1803. A whole gallery of photos available for this item for the asking. Hans Schaffer most likely the German economist and Weimar Republic official. Among many other titles, this book was purchased from a relative of Heinrich Bruning, the last Chancellor of the Weimar Republic. LAW. In French. * . Very Good. 1803. Stereotype.

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        The Costume of the Russian Empire. Costumes de l'Empire de Russie.

      London: William Miller 1803. With 73 fine handcoloured stipple-engraved plates by J. Dadley after J.G. Georgi, each with two pages of accompanying text in both English and French. Folio. [20] pp. + plates. Bound with all edges chiselled gilt in contemporary full green morocco richly gilt on spine, boards and with inner ornamental goldborder. Old name on free endpaper. Binding weakly marked of use. Depicting peoples and their costumes from the vast Russian Empire at the end of the long reign of Catherine the Great, including people from Lapland, Finland, Esthonia, and more.1. A Laplander.2. A Female Inhabitant of Lapland.3. A Peasant of Finland.4. A Female Peasant of Finland.5. A Woman of Finland.6. A Woman of Esthonia.7. An Esthonian Girl.8. A Female Peasant of Ingria.9. A Tcheremhisian Woman.10. Back of a Tcheremhisian Woman.11. A Tcheremhisian Woman, in her summer dress.12. A Tchouvashian Female.13. A Female Mordvine.14. A Female Mordvine, shewing the back part of her dress.15. A Mordvine of the Mokshan Tribe.16. An Old Mordvine Woman of the Mokshan Tribe.17. A Votiakian Woman.18. An Ostiak, of the Obe.19. An Ostiak, in his winter hunting dress.20. A Female Ostiak.21. A Tartar of Kazan.22. A Female Tartar of Kazan.23. A Female Tartar of Kazan, shewing the back part of her dress.24. A Female Tartar of Tchatska.25. A Female Tartar of the Nagai Tribe.26. A Kabardinian.27. A Kabardinian Woman.28. A Boukharian of Siberia.29. A Bashkirian Woman.30. A Mestscherakian Woman.31. A Barabinzian Woman.32. A Barabinzian Girl.33. A Kirghi on Horseback.34. A Female Kirghi.35. A Female Katchintzian Tartar.36. A Female Schaman.37. A Female Schaman, shewing the back part of her dress.38. A Female Tartar, of the Tribe of Teleouti.39. A Female Tartar, of the Teleouti Tribe, shewing the back part of her dress.40. A Yakouti Tartar.41. A Female Yakouti.42. An Unmarried Female Yakouti.43. A Samoyed.44. A Female Samoyed.45. A Female Samoyed, in her summer dress.46. A Tungoose.47. A Schaman of the Tungoosi.48. An Inhabitant of Kamtshatka, in his winter dress.49. A Female of Kamtshatka, in her common dress.50. A Female of Kamtshatka, with her child.51. A Woman of Kamtshatka, in her best dress.52. A Schaman of Kamtshatka.53. A Koriak.54. A Koriak, in his dress of ceremony.55. A Female Koriak.56. A Woman of Tschutski, in her common dress.57. A Woman of Tschutski, preparing skins.58. An Aleutian.59. A Kurilian.60. A Kalmuk.61. A Female Kalmuk.62. A Female Bratzkiye.63. A Bratzkian Woman, of Udinskoi Ostrog.64. A Bratzkian Schaman, or female magician.65. A Mongole Woman.66. A Mongole Priest, or Lama.67. A Mongloe Schaman.68. A Merchant of Kalouga.69. A Woman of Kalouga, in her summer dress.70. A Merchant's Wife of Kalouga, in her winter dress.71. An Unmarried Female of Waldai.72. A Married Oman of Waldai.73. A Russian Peasant.Lipperheide 1342. Colas 702.

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        The History of the Public Revenue of the British Empire. Containing an account of the public income and expenditure from the remotest periods recorded in history, to Michaelmas 1802. With a review of the financial administration of the Right Honorable William Pitt. The Third Edition. Three volumes.

      Printed by A. Strahan ... for T. Cadell and W. Davies. 1803 [2], xvi, 532pp; viii, 411, [1], 63, [1]p; viii, 320, 196pp, half title in Vol. I. 8vo. Sl. paper flaw to top blank corner B2-3 Vol. I, some offset browning & light foxing to endpapers & pastedowns. Handsome set bound in full contemporary polished tree calf, ornate gilt decorated spines, floral bands, wavy lines, oval flower head motifs, dark green morocco labels; sl. crack to upper joint Vol. I, some minor rubbing to head & tail of spines.The third and 'best' edition, re-arranged with the tables separated from the main text so as not 'to interfere with that freedom that naturally belongs to historical narration'. (Preface.)

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        Versuche über das Sonnenlicht" in Annalen der Physik und Chemie 12, 1803, pp. 409-416

      Halle: Rengerschen Buchhandlung10, 1803 FIRST EDITION, FULL VOLUME WITH ORIGINAL FRONT WRAP BOUND IN, OF THE FIRST FULLY DEVELOPED PAPER DESCRIBING RITTER'S DISCOVERY OF ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION. Ritter had 'announced' the discovery in a half page letter in the 1802 Annalen. In discovering ultraviolet light, or light without heat, Ritter had discovered an analog to Herschel's infrared light, or heat without light (Kittler, Optical Media, 123). Ultraviolet radiation is in the part of the electromagnetic spectrum where wavelengths are shorter than that of visible light but longer than X-rays, specifically, it is composed of three types of rays and has a wavelength from 10nm to 400 nm (Wikipedia). In 1800, William Herschel discovered infrared light. To test the temperatures of differently colored light, Herschel channeled sunlight through a prism. The prism split the colors into a rainbow whose colors Herschel had directed to each fall on a different thermometers. The experiment made clear that the highest temperatures occurred where the light did not appear to shine at all - just beyond the red line of the rainbow. Herschel's experiment demonstrated the first detection of a form of light beyond the visible, 'infrared'. Herschel's discovery of 'infrared' light strongly indicated that Newton's chromatic spectrum was only a small part of a much larger phenomenon. Johann Wilhelm Ritter was a German physicist, chemist, and philosopher. Ritter was particularly engaged by Herschel's discovery and began to wonder if he could detect invisible light at the other end of the spectrum and beyond the violet or blue lines of the rainbow. Ritter put it more methodically: "if the solar spectrum is brightest in the middle but warmest at its end, then why should cold light not also exist beyond the other end of the visible spectrum" (ibid). While studying the issue, Ritter speculated that in order to answer his question, he needed "a chemical reagent that has its strongest effect beyond the violet in the same way that our thermometer has its strongest effect beyond the red" (ibid). While experimenting with silver chloride as a chemical reagent, Ritter noted that it turned black when exposed to light. Ritter had heard that blue light caused a greater reaction in silver chloride than red light did, so he decided to measure the rate at which silver chloride reacted to the different colors of light. "He directed sunlight through a glass prism to create a spectrum and then placed silver chloride in each color of the spectrum and found that it showed little change in the red part of the spectrum, but darkened toward the violet end of the spectrum. "Ritter then decided to place silver chloride in the area just beyond the violet end of the spectrum, in a region where no sunlight was visible. To his amazement, this region showed the most intense reaction of all. This showed for the first time that an invisible form of light existed beyond the violet end of the visible spectrum. This new type of light, which Ritter called Chemical Rays, later became known as ultraviolet light or ultraviolet radiation (the word ultra means beyond) (Rubin, Newton, Herschel and Ritter, The Discovery of the Spectrum of Light). CONDITION & DETAILS: Halle: Rengerschen Buchhandlung. 8vo. (7.5 x 5 inches; 188 x 125mm). Full volume. Complete. Original front wraps and contents pages for each issue are bound in (there is a small tear to the contents page of one of the front wraps). [24], 747, [4]. 5 fold-out plates. Very handsomely rebound in three-quarter black calf over marbled paper boards. Tight, solid, and very clean. Regarding the interior, there is a small tear to the contents page of one of the front wraps attached; other than this, the interior is clean and bright. Very good to near fine condition.

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        Delphine. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt. 5 Teile in 2 Bänden. Pappbde d. Z. (berieben) mit Rückenschild und etwas Rückenvergoldung.

      Berlin, Himburg, 1803. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe des autobiographischen Schlüsselromans, ihr wichtigstes Werk, das ihren literarischen Ruhm begründete, ". wohl eines der ersten literarischen Zeugnisse der Ende des 18. Jh.s einsetzenden Emanzipation der Frau, . vielleicht das persönlichste Werk der Madame de Stael, dessen Titelheldin, ähnlich der späteren Corinne, ein idealisiertes Selbstbildnis darstellt. Innerhalb der 'Bekenntnis'-Literatur gilt dieser Briefroman, dessen Stil beseelter Enthusiasmus und epigrammatische Brillianz kennzeichnen, als Bindeglied zwischen Rousseau und George Sand" (KNLL). Von den Zeitgenossen als avantgardistisch, ja als Manifest einer liberalen Bewegung und Kritik an der napoleonischen Herrschaft empfunden, war der Roman bei der Obrigkeit seiner gesellschaftskritischen Haltung wegen unerwünscht und trug zur Verbannung seiner Verfasserin (1766-1817) aus Paris bei. – Titel mit zeitgenöss. handschriftl. Besitzeintrag. – Goed. VII 679, 310, 4 und Fromm 24686 kennen nur die Berliner Ausgabe des Jahres 1804 und nennen Nikolaus Peter Stampeel als Übersetzer. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Arte esfigmica; ó, Semeyotica pulsoria

      Pamplona: Jaoquin Domingo, 1803. First edition, with half-title. XXXVI, 334 pp. 1 vols. Small 4to. Later half calf and cloth, uncut, marginal repair to bottom corner of half title and title pages. First edition, with half-title. XXXVI, 334 pp. 1 vols. Small 4to. Only 2 copy located in OCLC.

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        Minéralogie des anciens

      Bruxelles, Weissenbruch [et] Paris, Garnery, 1803. an XI (1803), an XI (1803), , 2 volumes in-8, [14]-LII-395 + [8]-276 pages, 1 grand tableau replié, demi-cartonnage rouge de l'époque, dos lisse orné, Très rare unique édition de ce texte d'histoire de la minéralogie antique. Louis de Launay, médecin, minéralogiste et membre de l'Académie Impériale et Royale des Sciences et belles-lettres de Bruxelles à partir de 1776, rédigea plusieurs ouvrages intéressants ou articles de minéralogie régionale et de théorie générale de géologie et de minéralogie. Le présent ouvrage fut traduit dès 1803 en allemand, sous le titre Mineralogie der Alten, d'après le manuscrit original français de l'auteur. Quérard IV, page 617. "Very scarce. This comprehensive introduction gives a history of the mining practices and mineralogical knowledge of earlier times. In volume one, the author describes various kinds of precious and semi-precious stones. The second volume is devoted to geological knowledge with a long section on volcanic ejecta. There are also discussions of salts, combustible materials, and various metals including gold, silver, iron and copper. The final volume analysis old and new mineralogies." (Mineralogic Record) Bon exemplaire, dans sa première reliure, de cet ouvrage imprimé sur beau papier

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        An Historical Review of the State of Ireland, from the Invasion of that Country under Henry II to its Union with Great Britain on the 1st of Janurary, 1801.

      London: Printed by C. Roworth for T. Egerton, Military Library, 1803.. FIRST EDITION. In two volumes, bound as three. Quarto, pp.[4] xxxii, 630, 373 [25]; pp.[4] xxiv, 686 [22]; pp.[4] xxii, 687-1076, 404, [14], 45 [5]. With a mezzotint fontispiece portrait of the author to vol. I. Both volumes with a large appendix and unpaginated index. Also with 'A Postliminious Preface to the Historical Review of the State of Ireland, containing a Statement of the Author's Communications with the Right Hon. Henry Addington, and some of his colleagues, upon the subject of that work; some strictures upon the falsities of the British Critic; and other anonymous traducers of the Irish Nation; and also some observations on Lord Redesdale's Letters to the Earl of Fingall', published in 1804 and bound in at the rear of the final volume. In contemporary full tree calf with raised bands and gilt titles to black labels on spine. Recently re-backed with original spines laid over. All edges and endpapers marbled. Bookplate of the Hope Trust, 31 Moray Place, Edinburgh to front pastedown of each volume. Worn spines re-backed to an attractive useable condition. Very good overall. Published just two years after 'Memoirs of the Different Rebellions in Ireland' by Richard Musgrave, Plowden here presents an historical narrative written from the opposite, Catholic, perspective. Like Musgrave, Plowden gave an exaggerated sectarian perspective, earning himself the ire of the British government, which had commissioned the work, as well as that of commentators such as Musgrave himself. His reaction to this criticism was published in the Postliminious Preface of the following year, bound in at the rear of this copy.

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        Lectures on the Elements of Chemistry, delivered in the University of Edinburgh.Now published from his Manuscripts by John Robison

      - Engraved frontis. port. of Black & 3 engraved plates. lxvi [i.e., lxxvi], 556 pp.; 1 p.l., 762, [4] pp. Two vols. Large 4to, marbled boards (minor foxing at beginning & end of each vol.), attractive modern red calf spines & corners, flat spines gilt. Edinburgh: Mundell & Son, 1803. First edition and a very handsome set. These two monumental volumes are the only substantial account of the work of the founder of modern quantitative chemistry and discoverer of latent and specific heats. Black (1728-99), began to lecture upon his appointment as professor of medicine and chemistry at the University of Edinburgh in 1766. "His career thenceforward was exclusively that of a teacher?His success was conspicuous. During above thirty years he inculcated the elements of chemistry upon enthusiastic and continually growing audiences?His lectures thus had a powerful effect in popularizing chemistry."-D.N.B., II, pp. 572-73. Black's lectures were not printed during his lifetime; they were circulated only in manuscript amongst his students. The present edition was prepared by his pupil, friend, and colleague, John Robison, who has added a long introduction and enriched each volume with notes. A fine and large set. This copy lacks, as is often the case, the 19-page index (but a photocopy is laid-in). The 4-page "Explanation of the Plates," which is very often missing, is present. ? Cole 158. Duveen, pp. 81-82-(lacking the Index). Partington, III, pp. 130-43. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MILITARY ROADS OF SCOTLAND. An attractive hand coloured map, showing the 600 remaining miles of General Wade and Major Caulfeild roads at 17th November 1798. Together with 13 pages of Treasury Reports on the Roads, the cost of their ... (Truncated)

      His Majesty's Treasury, 1803, Disbound, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, First Edition. Full Book Title: MILITARY ROADS OF SCOTLAND. An attractive hand coloured map, showing the 600 remaining miles of General Wade and Major Caulfeild roads at 17th November 1798. Together with 13 pages of Treasury Reports on the Roads, the cost of their upkeep, and historical detail. The folded map, approximately 20 x 14 inches open, is in excellent, bright condition with no blemishes or faults, and is printed on good quality paper, with attractive hand colouring to various counties and the roads highlighted. The additional pages of text provide useful extra details, such as the milage or each road and number of bridges, and the arguments for public or private maintenance costs, the expenses of each road or route in 1795, 96 and 97. Extracted from Proceedings and Measures of Government, 1798-1803. Note; this is an original article separated from the volume, not an offprint or a reprint. Size: Folio. Item Type: Map. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Proceedings and Measures of Government, 1798-1803;

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        Neue Karte von dem nördlichen Theil des Ober-Sächsischen Kreises welche die Churmark Brandenburg und das Herzogthum Pommern enthält. Nach den neuesten Astronomischen und Trigonometrischen Vermessungen entworfen. - J.E.L. - Sechtes Blatt zum neuen Hand u. Grenz-Atlas von Teutschland.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Johann Elias Lange in Leipzig aus Neuer Indemnisations- u. Grenzatlas von Deutschland, 1803, 30,5 x 35 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 83 (J.E. Lange. German engraver. Leipzig, 1788; 'Königreich Dánemark', 1791; 'Preussischen Staaten', 1796.). - Zeigt Brandenburg u. Pommern mit Vor- u. Hinterpommern u. die angrenzenden Gebiete. - Am rechten unteren Rand Legende. - Unten links Erklärungen. - Unter der Karte weitere Erklärungen u. Statistik. - Die Karte mit Titelkopfleiste. - Sehr seltener Druck vom Leipziger Drucker, Stecher u. Verleger Johann Elias Lange(n)!

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        SEYCHELLES: A Chart of the MahŽ and Amirantes Islands with their Shoals by Monsr. le Vicomte Grenier 1776.

      London, . 1803 - Folio, Copper engraving (Very Good, strong impression, light marginal toning, small closed tear in blank margin in upper left corner, remains of old guard along top margin), 42 x 58 cm (inches). A scarce British edition of a sea chart that represents the first broadly accurate general mapping of the Seychelles and Amirantes Islands, based on the cartography of the Chevalier Grenier, conducted during his important expedition of scientific and commercial discover. - This attractive sea chart represents the first broadly accurate general mapping of the Seychelles and Amirantes Islands, predicated upon the cartography of the French naval officer Jacques Raymond de Giron-Grenier (1736 - 1803), popularly known as the Chevalier Grenier (later Vicomte Grenier), the result of his important 1769 mission to assess the islands for permanent settlement and to monitor the local ocean currents in order to find a faster sailing route between Southern Africa and India. The chart embraces the entirely of the Seychelles and the nearby Amirante Islands, including all major banks, reefs, inlets, headlands, anchorages, with numerous bathymetric soundings. Notably, in the main part of the islands feature ÔSeychelleÕ (today MahŽ Island, home to the modern national capital of Victoria) and Praslin. The present edition of the map, with an imprint dated 1803, was issued within one of the magnificent sea atlases published by the leading British chart-making firm of Robert Laurie & James Whittle. Laurie & Whittle first issued an edition of this chart, bearing the imprint dated 1794, within their highly influential maritime atlas of African and Asian navigation, The East-India Pilot, or Oriental Navigator (London, 1797). Importantly, the various editions of the present chart served as the authoritative map of record of the Seychelles and the Amirantes used by BritainÕs Royal Navy as it consolidated its authority over the islands, following the British conquest of the Seychelles in 1794. The Early Charting of the Seychelles- The Seychelles lies in a remote location in the eastern Indian Ocean, and was not inhabited before the arrival of Europeans, although the islands were visited by mariners from a variety of cultures prior to that time. The first known European landing on the islands occurred in 1609 when the crew of the English East India Company vessel Ascension made shore and claimed the archipelago for James I. The nearby Amirante Islands, located to the southwest, were first visited by Vasco da Gama, in 1503, and were named by him, after his naval rank. However these islands would not be permanently settled until several generations later, although the Seychelles and the Amirantes become a temporary haunt of pirates, as well as stopover for mariners on their way to and from India. SEE OUR WEB PAGE FOR LONGER DESCRIPTION. References: OCLC: 861361948; Cf. For background see: Jean-Paul Morel, ÔDŽcouverte et Colonisation des SeychellesÕ, [online article, September 2012], Jean-Paul Morel, ÔLe chevalier Grenier et Alexis Rochon: la nouvelle route des Indes. (30 mai Ð 6 octobre 1769)Õ.

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        The Costume of the Russian Empire. Costumes de l'Empire de Russie.

      1803 1803 - London: William Miller 1803. With 73 fine handcoloured stipple-engraved plates by J. Dadley after J.G. Georgi, each with two pages of accompanying text in both English and French. Folio. [20] pp. + plates. Bound with all edges chiselled gilt in contemporary full green morocco richly gilt on spine, boards and with inner ornamental goldborder. Old name on free endpaper. Binding weakly marked of use. * Depicting peoples and their costumes from the vast Russian Empire at the end of the long reign of Catherine the Great, including people from Lapland, Finland, Esthonia, and more.1. A Laplander.2. A Female Inhabitant of Lapland.3. A Peasant of Finland.4. A Female Peasant of Finland.5. A Woman of Finland.6. A Woman of Esthonia.7. An Esthonian Girl.8. A Female Peasant of Ingria.9. A Tcheremhisian Woman.10. Back of a Tcheremhisian Woman.11. A Tcheremhisian Woman, in her summer dress.12. A Tchouvashian Female.13. A Female Mordvine.14. A Female Mordvine, shewing the back part of her dress.15. A Mordvine of the Mokshan Tribe.16. An Old Mordvine Woman of the Mokshan Tribe.17. A Votiakian Woman.18. An Ostiak, of the Obe.19. An Ostiak, in his winter hunting dress.20. A Female Ostiak.21. A Tartar of Kazan.22. A Female Tartar of Kazan.23. A Female Tartar of Kazan, shewing the back part of her dress.24. A Female Tartar of Tchatska.25. A Female Tartar of the Nagai Tribe.26. A Kabardinian.27. A Kabardinian Woman.28. A Boukharian of Siberia.29. A Bashkirian Woman.30. A Mestscherakian Woman.31. A Barabinzian Woman.32. A Barabinzian Girl.33. A Kirghi on Horseback.34. A Female Kirghi.35. A Female Katchintzian Tartar.36. A Female Schaman.37. A Female Schaman, shewing the back part of her dress.38. A Female Tartar, of the Tribe of Teleouti.39. A Female Tartar, of the Teleouti Tribe, shewing the back part of her dress.40. A Yakouti Tartar.41. A Female Yakouti.42. An Unmarried Female Yakouti.43. A Samoyed.44. A Female Samoyed.45. A Female Samoyed, in her summer dress.46. A Tungoose.47. A Schaman of the Tungoosi.48. An Inhabitant of Kamtshatka, in his winter dress.49. A Female of Kamtshatka, in her common dress.50. A Female of Kamtshatka, with her child.51. A Woman of Kamtshatka, in her best dress.52. A Schaman of Kamtshatka.53. A Koriak.54. A Koriak, in his dress of ceremony.55. A Female Koriak.56. A Woman of Tschutski, in her common dress.57. A Woman of Tschutski, preparing skins.58. An Aleutian.59. A Kurilian.60. A Kalmuk.61. A Female Kalmuk.62. A Female Bratzkiye.63. A Bratzkian Woman, of Udinskoi Ostrog.64. A Bratzkian Schaman, or female magician.65. A Mongole Woman.66. A Mongole Priest, or Lama.67. A Mongloe Schaman.68. A Merchant of Kalouga.69. A Woman of Kalouga, in her summer dress.70. A Merchant's Wife of Kalouga, in her winter dress.71. An Unmarried Female of Waldai.72. A Married Oman of Waldai.73. A Russian Peasant.Lipperheide 1342. Colas 702. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Essai de statique chimique.

      Paris, Firmin-Didot, An XI-1803. ____ Première édition.. Les idées que renfermait cet "essai" étaient très en avance sur leur temps. L'ouvrage a été mal reçu de ses contemporains. Berthollet y démontre que les forces d'affinités chimiques sont proportionnelles aux masses des substances en réaction. Epidermures et travail de vers sur les plats, bon exemplaire par ailleurs. Cole 122. Duveen 74. ***** First edition. The ideas of this "Essai" were very in advances for their time. The work was badly received from its contemporaries. Berthollet shows that the chemical forces of affinities are proportional to the masses of the substances in reaction. Chafed patch and worming on the covers, else a good copy addition. Cole 122. Duveen 74. 2 volumes in-8. Collation : VIII, 543 pp./VIII, 555, (1) pp. Basane racinée, dos orné, tr. mouchetées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Union ouvrière. Contenant un chant: la Marseillaise de l?atelier, mise en musique par A. Thys [Arbeiterunion. Mit einem Lied: die Marseillaise, in Musik umgesetzt in der Werkstatt von A. Thys].

      Dritte Auflage. - Die 1803 geborene Flora Tristan (eigentlich: Flora Célestine Thérèse Henriette Tristan Moscoso) war eine - auch zeitgenössisch - bekannte Schriftstellerin, (Früh-)Sozialistin und Frauenrechtlerin. Tristan wurde am 7. April 1803 in Paris als Tochter einer Französin und eines peruanischen Adeligen geboren. Sie wuchs in einem als schlossartig beschriebenen Anwesen auf. Tristan beschäftigte sich u.a. publizistisch mit den ?Schattenseiten? des ökonomischen Aufstiegs und des rasanten Industrialisierungsschubs in England. In ihrem Werk ?Im Dickicht von London oder die Aristokratie und die Proletarier Englands? (1840) reflektiert sie ihre Erfahrungen im englischen Ballungszentrum und anderen Industriestädten der Insel. Sie problematisiert die (Arbeits-)Situation in den Fabrikanlagen, in den Ghettos sozial Ausgestoßener, in den Zwangsanstalten für Delinquenten und den Stätten der Prostitution. - In ihrem hier vorliegenden 1843 erschienenen Hauptwerk, Union Ouvrière (Arbeiterunion), schliesst sie an ihre vormaligen Ausführungen an. Sie propagiert emphatisch den Zusammenschluss aller Arbeiterinnen und Arbeiter und appelliert, gemeinsam für die eigenen Rechte als Unterprivilegierte in den Kampf zu treten. Besonderes Augenmerk legt sie dabei auf das Recht auf Ausbildung - auch und ganz besonders jenes der Frauen. Tristan bereiste von Ende 1843 bis tief in das Jahr 1844 hinein ruhelos Frankreich, um in einer Vielzahl von Vorträgen ihre Thesen publikumswirksam in Szene zu setzen. In diesen äußert sie ihre Überzeugung, dass sich die arbeitende Bevölkerung organisieren muss, damit sich deren materielle Lebenswirklichkeit (grundlegend) verbessern kann. - Aufgrund ihrer publizistischen Einwürfe und umfangreichen Reiseaktivität war sie einem permanenten Repressions- und Überwachungsdruck ausgesetzt. Die kontinuierlichen Strapazen, die mit ihrem schriftstellerischen und politischen Engagement verbunden waren, führten zu einer wesentlichen Verschlechterung ihres Gesundheitszustands. Eine Typhus-Erkrankung forderte ihren Tribut. Tristan verstarb während der Vortragsreise im Alter von 41 Jahren am 14. November 1844 in Bordeaux. - Der Band enthält neben den Vorworten der ersten und zweiten Auflage die Auseinandersetzungen Tristans über die Unzulänglichkeiten der Hilfsangebote für die subalternen Klassen sowie die Wege und Mittel einer stabilen Etablierung als Arbeiterklasse. Des Weiteren legt sie ein organisatorisches Muster einer Arbeiterunion vor, die als Instrument dienen soll, sich gegenüber der Bourgeoisie behaupten zu können. Der Tristan-Band schließt mit der ?La Marseillaise de l?union ouvriere? und einem Projekt-Entwurf für eine wöchentliche Publikation unter dem Titel ?Arbeiterunion? ab. - Exemplar ungeschnitten, Umschlag mit zwei Eckausrissen, stellenweise stark gebräunt, am Falz knickspurig. - Äußerst rare Schrift!

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        History of the Insurrection of the County of Wexford, A. D. 1798, including an account of transactions preceding that event, with an appendix. Embellished with an elegant Map of the County of Wexford.

      Dublin, Stockdale 1803 - 8° (Height 22 cm). XLIV,304,XXXVI,20, pages, 2 folded tables, one folded engraved map. Modern full vellum with mounted contemporary leather titlepiece. At beginning some pages stained. A very good copy. *Äußerst seltene Veröffentlichung, die der Verfasser Edward Hey, Mitglied der Royal Irish Academy, für sich drucken ließ. - Sehr gut erhalten* [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'alphabet raisonné, ou, explication de la figure des lettres. Ouvrage orné de figures en bois, avec plus de cinquante caractères anciens, étrangers, ou de nouvelle invention, gravés sur acier, et une planche en taille-douce contenant la collection des unes et des autres.

      Paris, Maradan, 1803. ____ Première édition. Pour cet auteur, la forme des caractères alphabétiques ne sont pas l'ouvrage du hasard, "mais le fruit de la réflexion, qui en avait artistement combiné les traits." Son ouvrage forme un "Traité complet des lettres". Il les étudie en accord avec leurs sons : voyelles , labiales, linguales, dentales, palatales, nazales, sifflantes, chuintantes, gutturales... L'ouvrage comporte aussi des développements sur l'opinion des Anciens et des Modernes sur la forme des lettres, sur la grammaire, l'orthographe, les caractères universels, les ventriloques... Jean Marie Moussaud (1742 - 1824) a été professeur au collège de la Rochelle. Illustré par une jolie planche dépliante gravée sur cuivre. Quelques épidermures sur les plats. Bon exemplaire. *****. 2 tomes en un vol. in-8. Collation : XXXII, 405, (1) / (4), 419, (1) pp., 1 planche.

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        Le Troubadour. Poésies Occitaniques du XIIIe Siècle traduites et publiées par Fabre d'Olivet [ 2 Tomes - Complet - édition originale ]

      1 vol. in-8 reliure d'époque demi-basane marron, dos lisse orné (faisceaux), Chez Henrichs, De l'Imprimerie de Valade, An XI, 1803, (titres gravés : Henrichs, Renouard, Paris, An XII, 1804), 2 ff. n. ch. (titre gravé et titre), xi-lxviij-222 pp. et 1 f. n.ch. (errata), 3 ff. n. ch. (faux-titre, titre gravé et titre), 292 pp., 1 f. n. ch. (errata) Très rare et bel exemplaire de l'édition originale, en reliure d'époque (infimes frott. au dos). Caillet, 3787 Français

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        LA GYMNASTIQUE DE LA JEUNESSE, Ou Traite Elementaire des Jeux d'Exercises, consideres sous le rapport de leur utilite physique et morale;. Ouvrage orne de 30 Gravures...

      289, 5 publisher's catalogue, [12 catalogue of works issued by the firm of M. J. Godwin & Co.] pages. Illustrated with 30 full-page engravings of children at play. Recent half red morocco gilt. Top edge gilt 12mo. Some light browning and spotting; else a very copy. The 12 page Godwin catalogue at the end of the book is particularly interesting. It dates from 1822 or a little later (No later than 1825 when the firm collapsed.), just after his move from Skinner Street to St. Clements, 195, The Strand, and lists all of William Godwin's contributions to the Juvenile Library in print at that time, as well as those of his other authors and the library's French imports, which self-evidently included this title, though it is not listed.

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        Romans. 26 Werke in 75 Bänden

      Paris, Barba 1803 (- 1822) - Cioranescu 50139; Hayn/Gotendorf VI, 195; Quérard VII, 162; vgl. Vicaire VI, 671. - Enthält: 1. Monsieur Botte, 4 Bände, 4 Kupfer, 1803; 2. Angélique et Jeanneton, 2 Bde., 2 Kpf., 1803; 3. Théodore ou les péruviens, 1 Band, 1 Kpf., 1816; 4. Monsieur de Kinglin, ou la prescience, 1 Band, 1 Kpf., 1817; 5. Métusko, ou les Polonais, 1 Bd., 1 Kpf., 1808; 6. Adèle et d'abligny, 3 edition, 1 Bd., 1 Kpf., 1810; 7. Les Barons de Felsheim, histoire Allemand. Nouv. éd. 4 Bde., 4 Kpf., 1813-1818; 8. Mon oncle Thomas. 4 Bde., 4 Kpf., 1815; 9. Tableaux de société, 4 Bde., 1 Kpf., (Porträt), 1817; 10. Le garcon sans souci, 2 Bde., 2 Kpf., 1817; 11. L'officieux, ou les présens de noces, 2 Bde., 2 Kpf., 1818; 12. L'enfant du Carnaval, nouvelle édition, 3 Bde., 3 Kpf., 1818; 13. La folie Espagnole, 3 ed., 4 Bde., 1808; 14. Le citateur, 3 ed., 2 Bde., 1811; 15. Adélaide de Meran, 4 Bde., 1815; 16. Mélanges littéraires et critiques, 2 Bde., 1816; 17. L'homme a projets, 4 Bde., 1814-1816; 18. La famille Luceval, 4 Bde., 1816; 19. Une macédoine, 2. ed., 4 Bde., 1817; 20. Le beau-père et le gendre, 2 Bde., 1822; 21. Monsieur de Roberville, 4 Bde., 1818; 22. Jérome, nouv. ed. 4 Bde., 1818; 23. Théatre, 6 Bde., 1818; 24. Nous le sommes tous, ou l'égoisme, 2 Bde., 1819; 25. L'observateur, ou Monsieur Martin, 2 Bde., 1820; 26. Le fut-il, ne le fut-il pas? Ou Julie et Charles, 2 Bde., 1821. - Außerordentlich umfangreiches Werk seiner Romane und Dramen, meist in Erstausgabe, darunter Monsieur Botte . Der Autor war u.a. Regisseur des Théatre francais und wirkte anregend auf Balzac. - In tadelloser Erhaltung; aus fürstlicher Bibliothek Mit 26 gestoch. Frontispizen, gestoch. von Texier nach Huot Marmor. Pappband der Zeit mit 2 farb. goldgepr. Rückenschilden, 8° [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        History of the Military Transactions of the British Nation in Indostan

      1803. ORME, Robert. A History of the Military Transactions of the British Nation in IndostanÂ… London: F. Wingrave, Successor to Mr. Nourse, 1803. Two volumes in three. Quarto, contemporary full navy straight-grain morocco tooled in blind and gilt, raised bands, all edges gilt. $4200.Fourth edition of OrmeÂ’s chronicle of the Carnatic Wars between the British and the French in India (1745-63), which ultimately resulted in the British East India Company becoming the dominant foreign power in India, paving the way for the establishment of the British Raj. Illustrated with 36 engraved maps, plans and views (most folding), handsome in full contemporary morocco-gilt.A contemporary view praised OrmeÂ’s work, saying it “occupies so vast a field that every future of modern India must unavoidably trench in a greater or less degree upon his premises” (Lowndes, 1731-32). It “is a contemporary memoir, for Orme was in India in the [East India CompanyÂ’s] service during practically the whole time of which he wrote. It is a record of noble deeds written with picturesque details, and in dignified and natural language appropriate to its subject. Its accuracy in all important matters is unquestionable” (Cambridge History of English and American Literature, XII § 15). “Macaulay has praised OrmeÂ’s history as one of the most authentic and finely written in our language” (DNB). First published 1775-78. The spine of Volume II is misnumbered as III, and vice versa. Engraved armorial bookplate, morocco-gilt monogrammed ownership labels on spines. The handsome morocco-gilt binding, while unsigned, is likely the work of George Mullen of Dublin, active in the first quarter of the 19th century, as it incorporates tools he is known to have used; in particular the blind-tooled strapwork on the covers is characteristic of his work.Expert paper repairs to a few folding maps near stubs, expert repairs to joints and corners. Text generally quite clean, contemporary morocco-gilt bright and quite handsome.

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        Defence Against Calumny

      1803. First Edition . [RUTLEDGE, John]. A Defence Against Calumny; or, Haman, in the Shape of Christopher Ellery, Esq. Hung Upon His Own Gallows. Being the Substance of Certain Publications, During the Last Autumn, in the Newport Mercury. Refuting the Accusation Against John Rutledge, of Writing Two Letters to the President of the United States, Urging the ""Displacement""of All the Federalists in Rhode-Island, and the Appointment to Office of Such Persons as Should Be Recommended by Christopher Ellery, Esquire. Together with a Preface and Appendix. [Newport]: Printed for the Purchasers, 1803. Slim octavo, modern three-quarter dark brown morocco. $1600.First edition of John Rutledge's 1803 pamphlet refuting authorship of letters purportedly intended to deflect attention from rumors of Jefferson's liaisons with ""black Sally"" and ""Mrs. Walker."" This copy with signature of General John Wilkins, Jr., appointed Quartermaster General by Washington in 1796.This 1803 defense, involving forged letters to and from President Thomas Jefferson, casts John Rutledge Jr., Federalist Representative from South Carolina, against Christopher Ellery, Democratic-Republican Senator from Rhode Island, with Nicholas Geffroy, an unassuming Rhode Island watchmaker, in a crucial supporting role. Accused by Ellery of forging letters to and from Jefferson in 1801, Rutledge vigorously accuses his accuser of being the forger, and in this 64-page ""brief statement,"" presents copious affidavits supporting his account. In the first of two letters to Jefferson, signed with the name of Nicholas Geffroy, the writer warns the President, ""Unless Sir the Tories [i.e. Federalists] are dismissed from Office (& all offices in New England are occupied by Tories) you will be betrayedÂ… A purification is necessary, & we cannot be purified unless you cleanse the Augean Stable completelyÂ…"" In an 1802 affidavit, Geffroy swore that he received a letter ""purporting to beÂ… from Thomas JeffersonÂ… relating to various matters with which [Geffroy] was unacquainted, and appearing to him to have been fabricatedÂ…"" Ellery, claiming to be acquainted with Jefferson's handwriting, offered to examine the letter and declared it to be genuine. Rutledge here argues convincingly that Ellery first forged the Geffroy letters, being desirous ""of communicating to [Jefferson] his own wishes, and those of his best friends, for the offices opposed to themÂ…[but] his timidity forbad the use of his own nameÂ…"" Rutledge further argues that Ellery's delayed accusation against him had been timed, now in cooperation with Jefferson, to deflect attention from rumors of Jefferson's liaisons with ""black Sally"" — a reference to his slave, Sally Hemings — and also with ""Mrs. Walker"" — Betsey Walker, wife of Jefferson's close friend and neighbor, John Walker. Newspapers sympathetic to Ellery's cause refused to publish Rutledge's rebuttals, resulting in the independent publication of this work. Sabin 74487. Shaw and Shoemaker 4053. This copy with signature of ""Gen'l Wilkins""; General John Wilkins, Jr., of Pennsylvania, appointed U.S. Army Quartermaster General by President Washington, served in that capacity from 1796 to 1802; his son William Wilkins was a U.S Senator and House member and Secretary of War under President Tyler.Only light foxing, mostly to first and last few pages, some chipping to top margins, not affecting text. A handsomely bound wide-margined copy.

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        Essay on Rural Architecture

      1803. First Edition . ELSAM, Richard. An Essay on Rural ArchitectureÂ… To Which are Added, Rural Retreats and VillasÂ… With Ideas for Park-Entrances, A Mausoleum, And A Design for the Naval Pillar to Immortalize British Naval Heroism. London: Philanthropic Society, 1803. Tall quarto (11 by 14 inches), contemporary full brown polished calf rebacked, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, black morocco spine label, marbled endpapers. $3500.First edition of ElsamÂ’s designs for rural architecture contesting the rustic cottage with a “more sublime Gothic style,” with 31 plates (30 sepia aquatints, one steel-engraved), handsomely bound.English architect and writer Richard Elsam published this profusely illustrated Essay on Rural Architecture in 1803 to contest James MaltonÂ’s 1798 Essay on British Cottage Architecture, which was a work that “espoused the roughness and irregularity of the English rustic cottage in his designs for country retreats. ElsamÂ… objected to the lowly status and insalubrious effects on the mind of such buildings, preferring instead the equally nationalist but more sublime Gothic style”(Lefaivre & Tzonis, 476). Elsam vigorously disputed MaltonÂ’s view of rural British architecture as dwellings distinguished by rough textures and asymmetry, “half-timbering and barge boarding, lattice windows and stable doors” (Millard 42). To Elsam, “architecture is like music” and no “person of taste, who had the intention of building a small house in the cottage style, would, by preference, expend a sum of money to exhibit the aspect of an old house.” Instead he proposes designs of a “simple uniform planÂ… calculated to produce harmonious effects.” With 31 large plates, including 30 sepia aquatints and one steel-engraveing (three with fold-out extensions). Abbey Life 14. Watkins, 108. Ebert, 500. Archer 69.1. Colvin, 194. Text and plates generally fresh with light scattered foxing, a few minor abrasions to contemporary calf. A nearly fine copy.

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        Picturesque Scenery in the Holy Land and Syria

      1803. First Edition . SPILSBURY, Francis B. Picturesque Scenery in the Holy Land and Syria, Delineated during the Campaigns of 1799 and 1800. London: Edward Orme, 1803. Tall, slim folio (13-1/2 by 19 inches), contemporary marbled boards rebacked and recornered in period-style speckled calf gilt, red morocco spine label, original marbled endpapers, uncut. $17,500.First edition of English naval surgeon Francis Spilsbury's account of his travels in the Holy Land and Syria during the Napoleonic campaigns there, with 19 finely hand-colored folio aquatint views.Spilsbury was surgeon on board HMS Tigre during the campaigns of 1799 and 1800. The Tigre brought Sir William Sidney Smith to defend Acre against Napoleon's siege, and led a naval force in support of Turkish armies which finally relieved Acre, and his text gives some account of the military campaigns and the Turkish dignitaries. In his reminiscences Napoleon accused Smith of making him miss his destiny, as Smith's timely appearance thwarted Napoleon's drive to invade Syria and forced him to retreat to Egypt. The magnificent views are mostly connected with the coastal towns of modern Lebanon and Israel, though several are from Spilsbury's travels inland to meet the Grand Vizier in charge of the Turkish army, Jezzar Pacha, and other dignitaries. This copy without the engraved portrait of Sir William Sidney Smith. With in-text mezzotint portrait of Sir John Douglas, ""Colonel of the Marines at the Defense of Acre,"" on page 26. Abbey, Travel 381. Colas 2788. Blackmer 1585. Extreme outer margins of uncut text leaves a bit browned, text and plates clean and fine, hand-coloring vivid; contemporary marbled boards with light expert restoration. A near-fine, uncut copy of this lovely illustrated work.

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        History of the Military Transactions of the British Nation in Indostan

      , 1803. 1803. ORME, Robert. A History of the Military Transactions of the British Nation in Indostan… London: F. Wingrave, Successor to Mr. Nourse, 1803. Two volumes in three. Quarto, contemporary full navy straight-grain morocco tooled in blind and gilt, raised bands, all edges gilt. $4200.Fourth edition of Orme

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        Collection of Descriptive Letters from Calcutta and Allahabad, India to England, 1806-1808

      Collection of 46 letters, totaling 123 pages, written in India by Sara Anne Catherine Whinyates Robertson. The letters are primarily to her grandmother Lady Frankland, her Aunt Harriet, her brother Sir Edward Charles Whinyates, British Army general, veteran of Waterloo, and her sister, Amy. In addition there are two documents concerning her father's estate in India. The letters are generally in very good, clean and legible condition, some minor tears, and loss along folds. Against her family's wishes, Sara Anne Catherine Whinyates married Lieutenant James Robertson of the Bengal Engineers in 1803. Her grandmother, Lady Frankland, her Aunt Harriet, and two of her fourteen siblings, Amy and Sir Edward Charles were the only family that supported her and wrote her. Sara and her husband initially resided in a modest home at Fort William. Situated on the eastern banks of the River Hooghly, the major distributary of the River Ganges, Fort William was an important stronghold and the major trading hub for the East India Company. From the time of their marriage until 1805, British and Indian soldiers clashed in the Second Anglo-Maratha War – Britain's sixth conflict with India since 1766. British forces managed to maintain control of Fort William, but, by 1806, the region still experienced some violence. The letters describe social life and conditions in British Colonial India from a woman's perspective, her household activities, social life, balls, dances, and dinner engagements, a bit of gossip, child rearing in a hot climate, fears of disease and treachery from the servants. Sara's parents die in Allahabad, India and leave behind two yonger orphaned sisters and many debts. Sara sends her two younger sisters home to England so that they may be educated, she is somewhat appalled that they do not even know how to read or write. The Robertson's are transferred from Calcutta to Allhabad after a promotion to Chief Engineer at that post. Robertson is sent into the field several times during various uprisings and insurgencies. Sara desired bringing her older sisters to India so that they could "marry well" and be "settled." Robertson was anxious to return to England for the health of their young children as well as his own, however, he accommodated his wife in her desire. The family remained in India and during this period Robertson died. Widowed, Sara married Captain Robert Younghusband of the 53rd Foot Regiment in Calcutta, February 1811. Within five years, the army stationed them at St. Helena, where Napoleon was exiled. Particularly interested in Sara's shared blood with Oliver Cromwell, Napoleon received her several times. She later wrote about her experience with the General and published it in Blackwood's Magazine, in January, 1834. Her love of gossip eventually caused her considerable trouble when a magistrate found her guilty of slander against Mrs. Nagle. Her pernicious rumors almost resulted in a duel. Consequently, she was fined £ 250. Sample Quotations "Fort William, January 1806 My Dear Aunt Harriet, I wrote a long letter to Grandmama a few days ago giving her a long account of the great anxiety we had been in on account of our Dear Little Boy whom we were nearly losing by a dreadful piece of cruelty of his wet nurse who in a fit of anger threw him down & occasioned a violent contusion & a fever in consequence she brought him to the brink of the Grave … The War here thank God is concluded !! & hundreds of officers flocking home in consequence a young man dined with us the other day who led the storming party 3 different times at Bhurtpore! He volunteered to be on the Forlorn Hope each time & escaped. – he is not yet 19 I looked at him with a mixture of astonishment & admiration & so modest & diffident does he appear in company that every word whc was spoken addressed to him made him blush to the eyes & seemed to distress him more than a cannon ball – most extraordinary instance he appears of the most undaunted heroic bravery joined to gentleness & modesty this youth no doubt will be a shining character in Europe he proceeds by the fleet about to sail with his Regt which is going home. It is shocking to see the numbers of wounded men & officers at present in the Fort. Some without legs, some without arms & one unfortunate young man who had both eyes carried out of their sockets by a cannon ball, it makes me quite melancholy when I see him pass by – the army have generously raised a subscription for him as in addition to his mistortune he is nearly destitute - …" "Fort William, January 15th, 1806 My Dear Grandmama, … Robertson has been strongly advised to have the wretched woman severely punished as it is really a public concern – she is in confinement but I can not find in my heart to wish her to be prosecuted – Sir Henry Russell told me he thought she ought to be hanged, he is one of our Chief Justices here. There can be no doubt of its being done in malice for at the same time she seized on little Sophia Gordon (Sir John Gordons daughter & our ward) & squeezed her throat for crying. The poor thing was awakened by the screams of our little boy … Col. Monson is here on his way to England he tells us he called on my Father at Allahabad on his way down & wished him joy of the birth of his Grandson wh he did not much seem to relish he says he never saw my Father look so well but he gives a very bad account of my mother whom I am sorry to say from all accounts is in a very bad state of health she is advised by the Doctors to try change of air, but she refuses to take advice …" "Fort William Calcutta April 12, 1806 My Dear Uncle, This black seal will prepare you for melancholy news – but scarcely for the extent of our misfortune My Father & Mother are both no more They died at Allhabad he on the 24th – she on the 30th of March but within six days of each other. My only consolation is having recived a letter from my Father containing his Blessing & Forgiveness in the strongest possible terms of Parental affection. He has left no will nor can I find that he has mentioned or left any instructions concerning his children … The Rigid system of economy now adopted by Government render every ones situation uncertain – apointments are every day reduced or entirely done away – no one can say whose turn will be next. …" "Fort William May 16th, 1806 My Dear Grandmama, … I wrote to you a very long letter some days ago containing a few particulars of the Death of my Father & Mother & that Octavia and Letitia are on their way down to us. I mentioned also that I had obtained Letters of Administration to my Fathers Estate, but I fear we shall have a great deal of trouble & expence without being able to be of any benefit to my brothers & sisters I have already had demands against my Father & his own Bonds sent to the amount of fourteen thousand rupees… the cattle & furniture &c were immediately sold to discharge the wages of servants & debts at Allahabad. We think it prudent to sell the Bungalow & grounds there without delay … I imagine it may sell for about 5 thousand rups. Tho' it cost my Father double that sum but that is some years ago & thatched Habitation soon gets worse for wear… But it is with sincere satisfaction that I am now able to tell you that a new regulation in the orphan society was yesterday passed by whc Amy, Rachel & Beka will also come in for the Benefit of that Glorious Fund. They will receive each 40 pounds per annum till they marry, before it ceased at the age of 16. Fred & Frank will get 36 pds do till they attain that age then it is supposed they are enabled to gain some profession. Octavia & Letitia are allowed Eight Hundred Rupees each for their passage home… Capt. Ramsden at first agreed to take Octavia & Letitia for a thousand rupees each. But then he would give them no cabbin but wanted to stuff them down below among some vulgar black boys. Robertson insisted on their having a Cabbin to themselves above& after great battles got an excellent one off the caddy…" "Fort William 31st May 1806 My Dearest Amy, (sister) … Most happy am I to tell you my Dear Amy that by a new regulation just passed you & all my sisters will receive the same from that Glorious Institution (Orphans Fund) & you will receive two hundred & fifty pds to pay your passage out to this country & one hundred pds Robertson is so kind to desire me to send you, you will also have your arrears of salary to receive from the day of my Fathers death – therefore altogether you will have about 400 pounds to fit yourself out & pay your passage. I would recommend you to fit yourself out Handsomely for you will pay at least 3 times the sum for every European article you buy here. Have all your gowns most elegantly & fashionably made & every thing in the neweststyle for you have no idea what critics Ladies in Calcutta are in dress they are all wild & distracted for new fashion & are ready to follow every new Lady who comes out – on the voyage of course you will be in deep mourning whc is very convenient for the ship. …" "Fort William, July 14th, 1806 My Dear Grandmama, … I am sorry to tell you that poor Octavia's fever still returns upon her, notwithstanding the quantities of Bark & Calomel she is obliged to take. I am quite anxious now for the sailing of the ships as I think the sea air is the only chance she has of recovery, she is a fine girl, but their education & manners have been entirely reglected, it is grievous really to see it! & how much in many respects they have been ruined by the natives & what Horrid Mahometan Customs & Ideas they have. My mother I imagine was too ill for some time to pay the smallest attention to them for they have been suffered to run in the sun till they are Blacker than many half castes & seem never to have been contradicted in their whole lives… It is a great comfort to think how well the Orphan fund provides for them who wd be otherwise destitute. Every day brings us some new demand on my Fathers Estate or some vexatious bonds of 20 year standing & debts without end whc can never be paid … I have the happiness to tell you that Robertson has just been appointed by Government to Erect the magnificent mausoleum over Lord Cornwallis at Ghareepore whc will employ him for two or 3 years. It is most flattering & I hope will transmit his name to posterity & the more so as he never even thought of applying for it. I am delighted at the change & hope to lead a happy rural life there in that garden of Roses – for the whole country is covered with them & all the rose water & atta in India is made there as soon as Octavia & Letitia embark we shall set off & we ought to be very thankful that we have got this or any apt at all for Government have abolished all Robertsons appts at Contar & Tumlooh & we should scarce have been able to pay our expenses.. at Gareepore we shall live at a much cheaper rate tho' the allowances are not so great… As administatrix to my Fathers affairs I have been obliged by the Duties of my office to peruse all letters & papers some of wh have given me the Bitterest Emotions of vexation & surprise I always supposed my mother had written a Bad & false account of Robertson to all her correspondents but that it should have entered the Heart of a Mother to write as she has done of me fills me with Horror & amazement. … The man she so vilely traduced & abhorred is the only one able or willing to afford shelter & protection to the Destitute Orphans Octavia & Letitia she left abandoned to the world & refused to mention on her Death bed & even on that Death Bed carried her unforgiving temper to the grave …" "Garden Reach August 24th, 1806 My Dear Aunt Harriet, … All I fear is that Amy may not be glad at our having left Calcutta amusements – However she will ten times more likely to marry well & soon up the Country & we shall be near Benares & several pleasant stations where there is no young lady but herself – in Calcutta there are so many pretty smart girls that there is a much less chance & many of them remain for years unmarried… We have at last got a very good one a Mrs Corsul, Sergeant Majors wife, she goes for five hundred & sixty rupees wh is extremely reasonable – as things go, had we sent a Black woman we must have paid down fifty pds Here before she went for her passage back, besides 3 or 4 hundred rps for her going & Octavia & Letitia wd have not stood in any awe of her but would have beat & scratched her all the way as they do their own women here & besides they will learn a little English & behave more like Europeans from being with her as she seems a very decent clever woman…" "Fort William September 15th, 1806 My Dear Grandmama, … … all my poor boy's illnesses & misfortunes have originated in the abominable creatures he has had for nurses – who are the greatest evils of the country. A poor Lady has lately had her child killed by the wet nurse giving it opium to prevent its disturbing her in the night & the numbers of tricks & Diabolical ways they all have is incredible. …" "Fort William Nov. 16th, 1806 My Dear Aunt Harriet, .. do you remember Mr. Marriot at Thirsk There is a most charming man a son of his come here from Madras in charge of Tippo's ten sons who are brought here prisoners in consequence of the horrid massacre at Nellore in wh it is supposed they were concerned. Col Marriot must be a man of some talents by his having the charge of twelve hundred women belonging to the princes he is now returning to Madras to fetch three hundred of them here by land I discovered the Col without even hearing his name by the striking resemblance to all his family at Thirsk… Calcutta is wonderfully gay & swarming with beautiful spinsters. Lord Lake gives a Grand Ball every Wednesday to wh all his acquaintances go as they please without invitation …" 1807 "Fort William, February 1807 My Dear Aunt Harriet, … The 13 sons of Tippoo have been brought round here state prisoners they being suspected of being concerned in the massacre at Nellore Robertson is very busy building a temporary prison for them & the three hundred women belonging to them. These ladies are not yet arrived Col. Marriot, (son of Marriot of Thirsk) is gone to fetch them by Land, he is used to the business of keeping women in order having had 12 hundred under his charge before the Govt chose to curtail the number & only allow 3 hundred of the sultanas to come round wh you no doubt will think is quite a sufficient number…" "February 20th 1807 My Dear Grandmama, I wrote to you a few days ago, the packet is just closing, I have only time to tell you that Lord Lake has appointed Robertson to be chief Engineer at Allahabad without his having ever thinking of asking for it – this is extremely flattering – it is an excellent apt the same which Col Kyd held but of course the works being finished it is not any thing like what it was but it is a very handsome thing & a high mark of favor to so young an officer. I am in such a flutter I can scarcely write we shall be obliged to set off in a few days & are in confusion …" "Allahabad April 28, 1807 My Dear Grandmama, … we arrived here on the 24th of this month having come part of the way by land for the sake of dispatch. I am quite pleased with every thing here. R has purchased a most spacious elegant House in a very high Healthy situation with a delightful Garden, Farm yard & comforts of every sort. Allahabad is quite a gay place with a most excellent large society all my old acquaintances here seemed perfectly rejoiced to see me again … my native friends & pensioners came in flocks to see me & rejoice in my return. The Mosque looks more beautiful than ever & Col Ochterlony is the most agreeable generous man in the world he commands the station & is a very particular friend of Robertsons… he lives like a Sovereign Prince! & keeps open house … The Society is so gay & so pleasant here that Amy (if she comes) will I hope be happy. Parties every day at dinner of 25 & 30 people dancing, singing & all sorts of gaieties wh young spinsters like, tho I must confess I think there is too constant a round of it here … I am lucky in an excellent nurse for Emily – tho I was forced to bring up her whole family to persuade her to come her Husband & 4 children all these came in my fleet of boats. You would have stared to see the number of souls who came up under my charge alone. The Barrah Ayah & all her family & all my servants & their wives & children made above 80. …" 1808 "Allahabad January 12, 1808 My Dear Grandmama, I wrote to you & Aunt Harriet in November, a few days after wh an unexpected sorrow came upon me by an Express which came from the Com in Chief ordering Robertson to join the Army in the field without delay! All the other Engineers being killed & wounded in the present fatal campaign he was sent as Principal Engineer against the Fort of Genourie – a post of such danger, such responsibility & importance that the idea was scarcely supportable! … I left our Bungalow & went to live with Capt & Mrs. Thomas who kindly invited me during his absence with my children and little Miss Gordon. They were extremely kind & I preferred being with them to being alone in these dangerous times when therer are 30 Thousand armed Mahrattas come here to Battle. …" "Allahabad March 14, 1808 My Dear Grandmama, … Col Kyd is making great improvements in his house in Fort William, which does not look as if he intended to return home shortly some people imagine he means to remain as long as he lives. He is extremely kind to Robertson on every occasion promotes his interest which he has constant opportunity of doing. Col. Garstin was not very well pleased to be turned out of his Chief Engineership & out of his House on Col. Kyd's arrival, but he has got the Building of the Town Hall by which he will make 2 or 3 Lecks of rupees in a year or two. The Engineer line is certainly the best in the country. I hear constantly from Mrs. Garstin who is exceedingly kind to me & executes all my commissions for me wh saves us a gret deal of money for everything we buy here we pay more than double the Calcutta price. Which considering the risk of bringing things 800 miles up by water is not to be wondered at, especially as Boats are continuously lost…" "Allahabad March 28, 1808 My Dear Edward, … I have never neglected to write to you & never shall forget my Dearest Edward that you were the only one of my Brothers & Sisters who wrote to me when I was supposed to be in disgrace…" "Allhabad April 7th 1808 My Dear Aunt Harriet … told her of R's being again sent away upon service against a Fort 20 miles from this. It is very distressing to me as you may imagine & I fear while we remain in the Seat of War he will be constantly liable to it, he is now more than ever anxious to get home … This is a shocking season to be sent on service when the wind blows like flames of fire & there is no protection against their fury but a bad tent. I am in a sad state of anxiety till I hear of its being over or accommodated which they are trying to do with the Badree Rajah …" "Allahabad July 29, 1807 My Dear Aunt Harriet, … Since writing the first sheet of this I have undergone a scene of Horrors wh but for the mercy of God had made it the last you would ever of seen of my handwriting. On the first of this month we set off for Garipore & Robertson having accompanied me to that place returned to his Duty by Land & myself & children after staying 4 days with the Fitzgeralds followed by water on passing the City of Benares a scene occurred wh is ever present on my mind. The track rope of my Badgerow accidentally overturned an earthen pot on the steps near the palace of Amreet Now the Great Mahratta Chief by the river side for this accidental offence my boat was instantly seized & drawn in shore – in five minutes fifty or sixty armed men were on board who fell upon my servants & water men & beat them in the most inhuman manner it was presently a scene of blood! 5 or 6 hundred assembled on the shore who cried out to sink the boat & crush all to death inside! For wh purpose they threw enormous stones & pieces of masonry from above … would have crushed us to the most horrible of deaths, Imagine if you can my situation and feelings alone, unprotected six miles from every European! Instant death appeared inevitable! But the thought of seeing my children murdered before my face gave me courage. I went out on deck into the midst of them & by threats & persuasions dispersed the ringleaders I called on the name of the magistrate & threaten them with European justice & then by almost a miracle got on shore & made my escape through the midst of enemies in a Palanquin with my own children & little band expecting to be cut in pieces every step, it was six miles to Mr. Brookes house where I flew for protection …" 1808 Allahabad, September 2, 1808 My Dear Grandmama, The unbexpected & most afflicting news of my Dear Aunt Harriets death has so overwhelmed my mind that I am scarce able to write or to bring my thoughts into composure! … your account of my poor sisters situation grieves me & I trust they will now have no objection to come out to this country. Robertson with his usual goodness declares that he will received them all three as it has pleased God to put us in a situation to do it without inconvenience … I hope and trust my dear sisters will take this into consideration & not delay one hour more than is requisite. There can not be the smallest doubt of their marrying well immediately in a place where the most ugly vulgar Black shocking creatures are married to the finest elegant young men in good situation. Therefore I hope they will think it a Duty incumbent to themselves as well as to Octavia & Letitia to come immediately… if they do not marry in a few months depend on it they will be pester'd with offers on their way up – a young girl of 14 who can scarce write or read & who has never been in Europe had no less than 3 offers on her way up the other day when she stopped here for five days was married to a fine young man a Capt of Artillery in a good situation & only 22…" "Allahabad Septmber 2, 1808 My Dearest Edward, … & when once one is well married the rest will be sure of following. There is one thing I fear only, wh is that my sisters have Romantic foolish Ideas of Beauty in a man – nothing can be more absurd - & it is the last thing to be thought of in a husband & I dare say every married woman will tell them the same & that a good Temper & kind disposition & a good situation is what they ought be content with & many fine young men of that description will they meet with & be happy with if not led away by Ideas of high fashion & the ideas of Adonis …"

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