Hardcover. Paris. Various publishers. Octavo. 263, 92, 18, 30, 55pp. Original three-quarter calf over marbled boards, with gilt lettering on red leather labels of spine. Marbled edges. Texts in French. Bookplate of Andrews Norton, American preacher and theologian, and Ex Libris of Paul H.Silverstone, internatianlly recognized authority on naval history, on inside front cover. Inked note "From Mr. Buckminster's Library" on free front endpaper. Binding with wear. Front joint cracked but holding, back joint with three inch crack at top, light wear along edges, boards and spine clean but heavily rubbed. Inititals inked to half-title of first work, name and initials inked to top of third title page, initials and names (Buckminster, etc.) inked to title page of fourth work, and "Written by John Stone esq. at Paris" inked above printed location of last title.
1. Rabaut, M. le jeune (ed.). Détails Historiques et Recuil de Pièces... (Historical details and collection of documents on the various reunion projects of all the Christian communions: which have been conceived since the Reformation until today). Paris. De L'Imprimerie de Brasseur Ainé. 1806. First edition. 263pp. Collected and edited by M. Rabaut.
2. Procès-verbal des séances... (Minutes of the meetings of the Assembly of French Deputies professing the Jewish religion). Paris. Printed from a manuscript communiqué of the President at Desenne, Libraire. 1806. First edition. viii, 92pp. Collection of precious works by the assembly and the Sanhedrin on believers in the religion of Moses; an important event in the annals of Christianity. Contains a list of the assembly members with Abraham Furtado as the president. Of the seventeen OCLC listings of this title, there are five variant editions, 263pp., viii, 92pp., (2) viii, 230 (2)pp., viii, 184, 230pp., and viii, 112pp. Only the University of Pennsylvania holds a copy with our pagination. A rare variant copy concerning the results and opinions of the meeting of Sephardic Rabbis and Parnasim debating Napoleons questions among them: Are you Frenchmen first, or Jews; debated, resolved and recorded as the responses of the Napoleonic Sanhedrin.
3. Grégoire, M. Observations Nouvelles sur les Juifs,... (New Observations on the Jews, and especially on those of Amsterdam and Frankfurt; by M. Grégoire, former bishop of Blois, Senator, etc. ). Excerpt from La Revue Philosophique, Littéraire et Politique. NP. NP. 1807. Reprint. Edges trimmed with light loss of inked notes.
4. Mauviel, Guillaume. Homage Rendu A La Vérité,... (Homage Rendered To The Truth, On the Tomb of the late Messire Éléonore-Marie Desbois-de-Rochefort, ... former Bishop of Amiens, ... September 7, 1807 ... Preceded by a short Notice on the Funeral of this Prelate). Paris. Imprimiere de Farge. 1807. First edition. 30pp. Title page with publisher's device. Edges trimmed with light loss of inked notes.
5. Stone, John Hurford. Lettre a Monsieur A.F.T. du F****,... (Letter to Mr. A.F.T. du F ****, Member of the Consistory and Treasurer of the Protestant Church of Rouen). Paris. NP. 1806. First edition. 55pp. Attributed to John Stone in manuscript note on title page. Letter by Augustin-François Thomas du Fossé, the son of Baron du Fossé who issued a "lettre du cachet" authorizing the imprisonment of his son, due to the marriage of his son to the daughter of a bourgeois farmer. The tale of the du Fossé family was presented by Williams, Letters from France, as the paradigm of the politiacal tyranny of the "Ancien Régime." g. Item #46954