The Annual Register, or a View of the History, Politics, and Literature for the Year 1790. [Volume XXXII]

Edité par J. Dodsley, London, 1793
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Titre : The Annual Register, or a View of the ...

Éditeur : J. Dodsley, London

Date d'édition : 1793

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre : Good

Edition : First Edition

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Iv, 356 and 179, [14] pages, half leather, marbled boards, backstrip split, boards detached along inner edges, ex-library with usual library markings, text very good. 1st edition. Volume 32 only. Chapter I: Retrospective view of the affairs of France towards the close of the year 1789: Sudden and frequent revolutions in the government and constitution of that metropolis; Body of electors appointed for the present, to supply the place of the former regal and municipal authorities . . . Chapter II: King and queen send their gold and silver plate to the mint; patriotic donations incapable of relieving the necessities of the state; extraordinary tax decreed . . . Chapter III: Effects of the transactions in France upon the minds of the people of Great-Britain, General disposition in their favour at the commencement of the revolution. . . Chapter IV: The dissenters encouraged, by the small majority by which the motion for the repeal of the test and corporation act was rejected the last session, to renew their application . . . Chapter V: Motion by Mr. Montagu for increasing the salary of the speaker of the house of commons . . Chapter VI: Proceedings of the national assembly after the new law had established some and security in Paris . . . Chapter VII: Ineffectual attempts made by the French privileged orders, for procuring redress or succour from the neighbouring continental powers. Chronicle including Births for the year 1790, marriages, promotions, deaths, Sheriffs appointed by his Majesty in council for 1790. Appendix to the Chronicle includes Account of the miraculous escape of Captain Bligh, of the Bounty sloop; Account of the disaster which befell his Majesty's ship Guardian, Lieut. Riou commander. State Papers include Message from his Majesty to both houses of parliament, relative to the capture of certain vessels by the Spaniards, in Nootka Sound. "Characters" includes Account of the late Mr. Ledyard - from 'Proceedings of the Society for promoting the Discovery of the interior Parts of Africa; ' Curious letter from the Teshoo Lama to governor Hastings - From Transactions of the Royal Edinburgh Society. Natural History includes Account of the Nardus Indica, or Spikenard, by Gilbert Blane, M. D. ; Account of some extraordinary effects of lightning, by William Withering, M. D. Useful projects include Report of the committee on Dr. Hunter and Mr. Hornby's process for producing an ardent spirit from carrots. Antiquities include Observations on the late continuance of the use of torture in Great Britain, by George Chalmers. Poetry includes Ode on no Ode, by Peter Pindar. Account of Books for 1790 includes: The Antiquities of Athens, measured and delineated by James Stuart; Travels to discover the Source of the Nile, in five volumes, by James Bruce. N° de réf. du libraire 23569

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