1793

[ Oporto Earthquake, 1793. ] Manuscript transcription of first-person account (by William Sibbald?) headed 'An Essay on Earthquakes, occasioned by a most dreadful convlusion of Nature that was horribly felt here [Oporto, Portugal] this morning.'

Author: 
[ William Sibbald (1789-1853), Scottish British army physician in the Peninsular, at New Orleans, Mauritius, Ceylon and Maidstone, Kent; Oporto Earthquake, 1793 ]
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Headed 'Oporto [Portugal] 2d May 1793.' [On 1820s wove paper with stationer's impress-mark.]
£135.00

27pp., 4to. Unbound. On thirteen bifoliums, and one loose leaf, formerly attached with string. Corner of first page embossed with small circle containing Prince of Wales feathers and words 'SUPERFINE SATIN'. In good condition, on lightly aged paper. Headed: 'Oporto 2d May 1793. | An Essay on Earthquakes occasioned by a most dreadful convulsion of Nature that was horribly felt here this morning. This is written from immediate feeling by a Father for his Children'.

Original engraving, from 1793, by Cook for J. Wheble of London, showing the 'Grand Cricket Match, played in Lord's Ground Mary-le-bone, on June 20 & following day between the Earl's of Winchelsea & Darnley for 1000 Guineas.'

Author: 
Cook, engraver [J. Wheble, printseller, Warwick Square, London; Lord's Cricket Ground, Marylebone, 1793; Hambledon Cricket Club]
Grand Cricket Match
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'Published July 1st. 1793, by I. Wheble, Warwick Square, London'. [From the 'Sporting Magazine'.]
£165.00
Grand Cricket Match

On watermarked paper roughly 13 x 20.5 cm. Dimensions of image 9 x 13 cm. With plate mark. Fair, on lightly-aged paper. Loosely attached to brown mount. Rare eighteenth-century cricket print from the June 1793 issue of the 'Sporting Magazine'. Cardus & Arlott state, in their 'Noblest Game' (1969), that 'This print, once barely considered, has lately become rare'.

[Printed pamphlet.] Convention between His Britannick Majesty and the Empress of Russia. Signed at London, the 25th of March, 1793. Published by Authority.

Author: 
[King George III; Catherine II, Empress of Russia; peace treaty of 1793]
Convention between His Britannick Majesty and the Empress of Russia
Publication details: 
London: Printed by Edward Johnston, in Warwick-Lane. 1793.
£125.00
Convention between His Britannick Majesty and the Empress of Russia

4to, 8 pp. Stitched. Text clear and complete. Good, on aged paper. In remains of original blue plain wraps. In double column, with the French and English texts in parallel. Scarce: the only copy on COPAC at the British Library.

[Printed pamphlet.] Convention between His Britannick Majesty and the Empress of Russia. Signed at London, the 25th of March, 1793. Published by Authority.

Author: 
[King George III; Catherine II, Empress of Russia; peace treaty of 1793]
Convention between His Britannick Majesty and the Empress of Russia
Publication details: 
London: Printed by Edward Johnston, in Warwick-Lane. 1793.
£125.00
Convention between His Britannick Majesty and the Empress of Russia

4to, 8 pp. Stitched. Text clear and complete. Fair, on aged paper, with dog-eared corner. In original blue plain wraps. In double column, with the French and English texts in parallel. Scarce: the only copy on COPAC at the British Library.

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