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        A Synopsis of the Birds of Australia and the Adjacent Islands

      published by the Author, London 1838 - (10 1/2 x 7 3/8 inches). 73 hand-coloured lithographic plates by and after Elizabeth Gould. 1p. contents list, 8pp. appendix "Description of New Species of Australian Birds" Expertly bound to style in half green morocco and period green pebbled cloth boards, spine gilt, yellow endpapers, gilt edges Rare coloured issue of Gould's first attempt to describe the birds of Australia. This work is Gould's first work in connection with Australian birds. The excellent plates, the work of Elizabeth Gould, show that she not only possessed great natural talent, but that also developed much from her professional association with Edward Lear: the portrait of the sulphur-crested Cockatoo in part IV is a prime example. Gould published this work, as he states in the prospectus, because he noticed that Australia had not been as well served by ornithological monographs as many other parts of the world. He therefore "conceives that a work on the Birds of [Australia and the adjacent islands] cannot fail to be of the greatest interest . [and that] . at this moment [he has ] . in his possession an exceedingly rich collection . among which are a large number of undescribed species; and having also relatives resident [in Australia] . devoted to this branch of science." Gould goes on to lay out his specific plan for the publication. "The Work will be published in Parts, each of which will contain 18 Plates, with letter-press descriptions . the price of each Part, 1l. 5s. coloured, 15s. uncoloured . It is impossible to state the number of parts to which the work may extend; the species now known to the author . may be comprised to form 6 to 8 parts". Gould finishes by noting that if the present work shows that there is sufficient interest, he may undertake a work on the same scale as his Birds of Europe , "in which case he contemplates visiting Australia, New Zealand, &c., for the space of two years, in order to investigate and study the natural history of those countries". History shows that the present work ran to only four parts, but that Gould was induced to visit Australia, and he returned and published his two large format works on the birds and animals of Australia ( The Birds of Australia [London: [1840]-48, 1851-1869, 8 volumes; and The Mammals of Australia [London: [1845]-63, 3 volumes). Ferguson 2271; Nissen IVB 382; Sauer 5; E. Thayer & V. Keyes Catalogue of . books on Ornithology in the Library of John E. Thayer [Boston: 1913] p.79; Wood p. 364; Zimmer p.254. 4 parts in one (all published), imperial octavo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Petit traité des maladies du sein

      1838 - (4), XIX, (1bl), 727, Paris, Rignoux, 1838, in-8, (4), XIX, (1bl), 727, (1bl)pp, 8 pl, broché, Edition pré-originale, fort rare. La première édition paraitra en 1854 ; elle comptera plus de 700 pages et 8 planches de gravures. La présent "petit traité" est extrait du "Dictionnaire de Médecine" dit, sur la page de titre, "en 25 volumes". Il s'agit probablement de l'Adelon et Béclard. Velpeau conjugue, avec cette publication, ces études des cas de maladie cancéreuse et ses théorie de médecine opératoire. Il divise son traité en fonction des morphologies étudiées : maladies des mamelles chez la femme (inflammations, engorgements, abcès, contusions et dépôts sanguins et tumeurs), chez l'homme (squirrhe et kyste), chez les nouveau-nés ; puis selon les techniques chirurgicales employés (amputations ou bandages). Malgré des piqûres éparses, bon exemplaire de ce rare traité qui forme le canevas de la future grande monographie de Velpeau sur les maladies du sein et de la région mammaire [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1838. First edition. 8vo, later [c. 1900] blue cloth, gilt. 559, (1) pages. Some signatures foxed; generally near fine. Quoted extensively in Q. David Bowers's The Rare Silver Dollars Dated 1804 and the Exciting Adventures of Edmund Roberts. Ruschenberger was a U.S. Navy surgeon who accompanied the USS Peacock, under the command of C.K. Stribling, on "an Embassy from the Government of the United States to the courts of Muscat, Siam, and Cochin-China, in the years 1835, 1836, and 1837 [embracing] Zanzibar, Arabia, Hindoostan, Ceylon, Java, Siam, Cochin-China, China, the Bonin Islands, the Sandwich Islands, the Californias, Mexico, &c." Of numismatic importance due to the presentation of sets of United States coins by diplomat Edmund Roberts to Said bin Sultan al-Said, Sultan of Muscat and Oman, and King Rama III of Siam. The facts behind these presentations were largely forgotten until the Siam set surfaced in 1962 at the ANA Convention. The distribution of these sets are mentioned in Ruschenberger's book, though he does not mention the odd presence of 1804-dated coins among the 1834-dated pieces constituting most of the set. On page 91, he writes, "It is a universal custom, amongst the nations of Asia, to make gifts to each other on all occasions of friendly intercourse; and, in negotiating treaties, the nature and value of the presents is always a point of grave consideration between the contracting agents. In conformity with this usage, a variety of articles was presented to the Sultan by the United States, amongst which were a sword and altagan, with gold scabbards, and mountings, Tanner's map of the United States, an American flag, a set of American coins, several rifles, a number of cut glass lamps, a quantity of American nankin, known as Forsyth's nankin. &c. &c." The 1804 dollar in this set was offered as part of the Pogue collection just recently. On pages 343-344, he discussed the Siam gift in similar terms. Besides the two diplomatic gift sets, Ruschenberger appears to have had an above-average interest in coins, regularly discussing the coinage of the various places he visits and discussing older coins on occasion. Very interesting, and very scarce. Howes 514a.

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        Anteckningar om Ryssland, under ett vistande i Petersburg och en utflygt till Moskwa. (UND:) Utsigter af Petersburg och Moskwa. Hörande Till "Anteckningar om Ryssland...".

      Stockholm, L.J.Hjerta, 1838.2 Tle. in 1 Band (Text) + Tafelband. Textband: Mit gest. gefalt. Karte. Tit., 218 S., 1 Bl.; 199 S., 1 Bl. - Tafelband: Titel, 8 lithograph. Tafeln (3 von Ad. Hårdh, 2 von J. H. Strömer, 1 von C. v. Scheel; gedruckt von Gjöthström & Magnusson). HLdr. d. Zt. mit Rückenverg. 17 x 11 cm. (Textband). - HLdr. d. Zt. 27 x 35,5 cm. (Tafelband). Svenskt biografiskt lexikon II, 608. - Mit dem Tafelband sehr seltener Bericht einer Russlandreise mit Kapiteln über St. Petersburg, Bergwerke in Sibirien, Sprache und Literatur, Bibliotheken, Galerien, Musik, Handel, Adels, Militär und der Reise nach Moskau. - Die schönen Tafeln mit 3 Ansichten von Moskau, 2 von St. Petersburg, Napoleons Begräbnis und 2 Tafeln mit je 2 Darstellungen von Kaufrufen (Glaser, Schlachter, Vogelfänger und ein Verkäufer von Grechneviki, Frikadellen aus Buchweizen). - Textband: Der hübsche Einband an den Gelenke etwas berieben und bestoßen. - Tafelband: Rücken und Kanten berieben, Einbandecken geknickt. Unterer Rand des Titelblatts alt angesetzt. Unterer weißer Rand der Tafeln tls. etwas knittrig und mit wenigen, ganz kurzen Einrissen. Eine der Tafeln mit Kaufrufen mit Eckabriss im weißen Rand. Bücher sv

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Minnesinger. Deutsche Liederdichter des zwölften, dreizehnten und vierzehnten Jahrhunderts, aus allen bekannten Handschriften und früheren Drucken gesammelt und berichtigt, mit den Lesarten derselben, Geschichte des Lebens der Dichter und ihrer Werke, Sangweisen der Lieder, Reimverzeichnis der Anfänge und Abbildungen sämmtlicher Handschriften. 4 Teile in 3 Bdn. Bd.1: Manessische Sammlung aus der Pariser Urschrift [Theil 1+2] / Bd.2: Minnesinger aus den Jenaer, Heidelberger und Weingarter Sammlungen und den übrigen Handschriften und früheren Drucken - Minnesinger. Verzeichnis der namhaften 162 Dichter in den vorigen drei Theilen Anfangszeilen der Strophen, Kehrreime und Leichsätze nach den Reimen ; Lesarten aller verglichenen Urkunden, mit Nachweisung aller darin enthaltenen Lieder der einzelnen Dichter ; Druckfehler der früheren Ausgaben [Theil 3, 1. + 2. Bd.] / Bd. 3: Minnesinger. Geschichte der Dichter und ihrer Werke, Abbildungen der Handschriften, Sangweisen,... [Th

      Leipzig: Joh. Ambr. Barth, 1838.. Einbände berieben, obere Einbandecke Bd. 1 mit Bestoßung, kleine Retouchen an den Kanten, Papier leicht gebräunt, Darstellung a. Tafel 10 ist beschnitten (jedoch bündig mit Buchblock), sonst schöne Ex. Auf Wunsch schicken wir Ihnen gerne ein JPG Bild. .

      [Bookseller: Roland Antiquariat UG (haftungsbeschraen]
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        South America and the Pacific comprising a journey across the Pampas and the Andes from Buenos Ayres to Valparaiso Lima and Panama


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        The Seraphim and Other Poems


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        Oliver Twist or the Parish Boys Progress by Boz


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        Des maladies mentales considérées sous les rapports médical, hygiénique et médico-légal. Tomes Premier + Tome Second + Atlas 27 planches gravées. 1838 -Edition Originale.

      Paris: Paul Renouard pour J. -B. Baillière, Londres, Lyon et Leipzig, 1838. in8 Broché Bon Etat / Correct -2 volumes de texte in-8 (220 x 137 mm) et l'atlas in-4 (235 x 162 mm) contenant 27 planches gravées dont une dépliante. Brochés, couvertures originales imprimées sur papier rose. Pour l'ensemble: couvertures défraichies (usures, pliures, petite déchirure 4ème de couv' Tome 1, micro-déchirures coiffes, manque sur 1ère de couv' Atlas) -Intérieurs: Petites rousseurs, gondolés, cornés sur quelques pages. OK Lecture, complets. Voir photos.

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        Trogon Massena.

      Hullmandel -75 1838 - Original lithograph with fine hand-colour. Dimensions: 560 by 380mm. (22 by 15 inches). From the "Family of Trogons".

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        Die Infusionsthierchen als vollkommene Organismen. Ein Blick in das tiefere organische Leben der Natur.

      Leipzig, L. Voss, 1838. Folio (455 x 325mm). Only the 64 of the 66 hand-coloured engraved plates. Almost the complete plates, lacking plate 22 and 23 of this important and splendidly illustrated work on Infusiora. A few plates with some marginal tears.//Garrison & Morton 111; Nissen ZBI, 1244.

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        Oliver Twist.


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        Histoire [ab Band 2: complète] et Coustumes Des Ordres Monastiques, Religieux Et Militaires Et des Congrégations Séculières de l'un et de l'autre sexe, qui ont esté éstablies jusqu'à présent. contenant leur origine, leur fondation . les vies de leurs fondateurs . avec des figures qui représentent tous les differens habillemens de ces ordres et de ces congregations. Avec notice, annotations et complément; par V. Philipon.

      Jollivet (Bd. 3: Paris Ponce Lebas et, Guingamp 1838 - 8 Bände. Guingamp, Jollivet (Bd. 3: Paris, Ponce Lebas et 1838-40. 26 x 17,5 cm. Mit 618 auf 617 (statt 627) altkol. lithogr. Tafeln. Zeitgenössisches Halbleder mit Rückentitel und Rückenvergoldung. Einbände etwas berieben und bestoßen, Rücken verblaßt, Gelenke an den Enden teilw. mit kl. Einrissen, ein Band am Fuß gering augefranst. Stellenweise etwas gebräunt oder fleckig, nur vereinzelt stärker. Wenige Tafeln mit leichtem Druckabklatsch, kaum Randläsuren. Vgl. Colas 1417ff., Cohen-R. 480 und Lipperheide Od 3/4. Aktualisierte Ausgabe des erstmals 1714 ff. erschienenen Werkes über die Kloster- und Ritterorden, welches die unterschiedlichen Kongregationen in gewünschter Ausführlichkeit darstellt. So finden sich (als beliebiges Beispiel) über die Ursulinen 11 verschiedene Tafeln. Kurzum eine Fundgrube bildlicher Darstellungen, allesamt in farbfrischem zeitgenössischem Kolorit, teilweise mit Silber- und Goldhöhung. Einbände etwas berieben und bestoßen, Rücken verblaßt, Gelenke an den Enden teilw. mit kl. Einrissen, ein Band am Fuß gering augefranst. Stellenweise etwas gebräunt oder fleckig, nur vereinzelt stärker. Wenige Tafeln mit leichtem Druckabklatsch, kaum Randläsuren. Zeitgenössisches Halbleder mit Rückentitel und Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Some Thoughts Concerning Domestic Slavery in a Letter to -- Esq., of Baltimore

      Baltimore: Joseph N. Lewis. 1838. First edition. 16mo. 115pp. Publisher's brown cloth with printed pink label on front board. Two early owner's names, front fly affixed to the pastedown from an excess of binder's glue, small chip at the corner of the label, some light spotting on the boards, modest foxing in text, still a handsome very good or better copy. The second edition, published the following year, identifies the author. Howes C134; Sabin 86769. .

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        Paul et Virginie, suivi de La chaumière indienne et de la Flore

      Curmer, Paris 1838 - Un volume in-8 plein chagin vert sapin ; dos à caissons ornés d'entrelacs aux petits fers, titre et date dorés ; plats à double encadrement de filets dorés, motif central d'entrelacs et de rinceaux aux petits fers, quatre motifs à l'identique en encoignure ; double filet sur les coupe ; gardes de moire et triple filet intérieur ; toutes tranches dorées. LVI-458-[1] pages. Reliure d'époque non signée. Ouvrage illustré, entre autres, par Johannot, Français et Meyssonnier, d'environ 450 vignettes sur bois in texte, de 29 planches sur bois hors texte sur Chine sous serpentes légendées, d'une carte de l'Ile de France hors texte coloriée tirée sur Chine, et de 7 portraits hors texte sur chine encadrés d'un fin filet noir. L'exemplaire de premier tirage dont nous disposons présente les particularités suivantes : 1. L'adresse de l'éditeur est 25 rue Sainte-Anne ; 2. Le portrait de Bernardin de Saint-Pierre est avec la sphère ; 3. La notice sur l'auteur par Sainte-Beuve est correctement paginée et comporte porte 9 lignes en p. LII ; 4. La jeune brahmane est sans l'étoile ; 5. La vignette de la "Bonne femme" est absente de la page 418 ; 6. A la fin de la table des gravures, le portrait d'Orrin Ssmith en médaillon et accompagné des instruments du graveurs. Rarissimes piqûres en marge de quelques pages, très bel exemplaire remarquablement bien conservé dans une splendide reliure strictement contemporaine. // One volume, 8vo, full green shagreen, spine compartments gilt tooled, title and date gilt-lettered, gilt-stamped panel with Romantic design on the boards. First run illustrated with 450 woodcuts, 29 wood engraved plates printed on rice paper, 7 steel engraved portraits and one coloured map out-of-text. Splendid copy of this Curmer's masterpiece remarkably bound. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire des Phlegmasies ou Inflammations Chroniques -3 Tomes (premier, second, troisième) -Fondée sur de nouvelles observations de clinique et d'anatomie pathologique.

      Méquignon-Marvis Père et Fils., 1838. in8 Broché Etat Correct / Ancien -Couvertures et Dos défraichies (usures, pliures, petites déchirures dos -coiffes et couvertures, insolés) voir photos -Intérieur: Bien, propre, rares rousseurs, gondolés. Ok Lecture, complet. Ouvrage présentant un tableau raisonné des variétés et des combinaisons diverses de ces maladies, avec leurs différentes méthodes de traitement.

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        The Workwoman's Guide,

      London & Birmingham: Simpkin, Marshall, & Co.; Thomas Evans,, 1838 . containing Instructions to the Inexperienced in Cutting out and Completing those Articles of Wearing apparel, &c., which are usually made at Home; also Explanation on Upholstery, Straw-platting, Bonnet-making, Knitting, &c. By a Lady. Quarto. Original green leaf-sprigged cloth, black leather label to the spine. Engraved frontispiece and 24 other similar plates. A little rubbed, corners through, split to the cloth on the rear joint, spine sunned, neat repairs head and tail of the spine, light browning throughout, some foxing front and back, overall a very good copy. First edition, uncommon, just 4 copies of the first on Copac, together with 4 of the second edition of 1840; only two copies traced at auction. "The Author of the following pages has been encouraged to hope, that, in placing them, after much deliberation, in the hands of a printer, she is tendering an important and acceptable, however humble, service to her own sex, who, in any condition of life, are engaged, by duty, or inclination, in cutting out wearing apparel in a family, or for their poorer neighbours. She trusts, in particular, that Clergymen's Wives, Young Married Women, School-mistresses, and Ladies' Maids may find, in the "Workwoman's Guide", a fast and serviceable friend" (Preface). Widely considered one of the most important needlework manuals of the nineteenth century; "The value of The Workwoman's Guide is that it provides in its text and illustrations the original nineteenth-century instructions for making and cleaning clothing and accessories. Described are hundreds of objects that were stitched from cloth, knitted from yarn, braided, dyed or otherwise converted into utilitarian and ornamental objects of clothing and household furnishing" (Caroline Sloat, American Antiquarian Society), Seligman notes that it also "includes instructions for drafting". But the present work is also set apart by the remarkable breadth of projects that are laid out in painstaking detail, with chapters on upholstery, household receipts, and straw-work. Intended as a practical guide for its contemporary readers, the book offers valuable insights to modern researchers, the section on upholstery, for example, is cited extensively in Edward P. Cooke's important survey Upholstery in America & Europe from the Seventeenth Century to World War I. An excellent copy of this elusive, and highly desirable, guidebook, offered here in publisher's attractive binding, extremely well-preserved.

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        Sketches of Young Ladies. By "Quiz" with six Illustrations by "Phiz". + Sketches of Young Gentlemen. Dedicated to the Young Ladies. With six Illustrations by "Phiz". Fifth edition. + Sketches of Young Couples. With six Illustrations by "Phiz".

      Loindon, Chapman and Hall, (1838-40) - 12mo. VIII, 80 pp. & 6 plates + VIII, 76, (4=advertisement) & 6 plates + 92, (4=advertisement) pp. & 6 plates. Three titles in a beautiful contemporary binding by Zaehnsdorf (signed). Full morocco with five raised bands, green and black title labels, exquisite gold decorated spine and inner dentelles. Upper edge in gilt, front and lower uncut. The rare wrappers are preserved. Binding showing some wear to spine and joints, the boards with slight shelf wear. A very nice copy. Please notify us if more pictures are needed. Eckel p. 104 & 106. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Fauna Japonica: TEMMINCK, C.J. & SCHLEGEL, H. Reptilia.

      - Lugduni Batavorum, J.G. Lalau, 1838. Folio (405 x 295mm). pp. (6), xxi, 144, with 1 lithographed title and 27 (2 double-page) lithographed plates and 1 double page map. Later green half morocco, spine in 6 compartments with gilt lettering. A very fine and uncut copy of the complete section on reptiles of this famous work on the zoology of Japan. "His first major work was part of the 'Fauna Japonica' series, edited by his friend P.F. von Siebold, who had explored Japan in 1823-29. The herpetological volume . was co-authored with C.J. Temminck but was actually written by Schlegel" (Adler. Contr. on Herpetology p. 30). The excellent plates of this section were never issued coloured.Nissen ZBI, 3848. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        RANT CHE WAI ME / FEMALE FLYING PIGEON. from History of the Indian Tribes of North America. (First edition)

      Philadelphia: [F.W. Greenough.] 1838 - Original coloured lithograph. 19 x 12.75 inch sheet size. Time staining.Lower center: RANT CHE WAI ME / FEMALE FLYING PIGEON. BEFORE the later publishing inscriptions: [BY F. W. GREENOUGH, PHILAD.A / Drawn Printed & Coloured at I. T. Bowen's Lithographic Establishment N.o 94 Walnut St: / Entered according to act of Congress in the Year 1838 by F. W. Greenough, in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the Eastern District of Penn.a ]Alfred M. Hoffy (American, 1790-1860), After Charles Bird King (American, 1785-1862), Printer John T. Bowen Lithography, Philadelphia (American, about 1834-1844), Publisher Frederick W. Greenough (American, active in Philadelphia)

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        Sense and Sensibility.

      London: Richard Bentley,, 1838. A Novel. Octavo (169 x 100 mm). Contemporary dark blue half calf, spines gilt-tooled in compartments with gilt titles direct, marbled sides with gilt rolls, all edges marbled, grey endpapers. Engraved frontispiece and additional vignette title page. Armorial bookplate of Mark Everard Pepys, sixth Earl of Cottenham, to front pastedown. Boards a little rubbed, light toning and spotting to prelims. An excellent copy. Early Bentley edition. Bentley's Standard Novels was an extremely successful series of reprints published monthly between 1831 and 1854, and it included the first inexpensive, single volume versions of Austen's novels. The first Bentley edition of Sense and Sensibility was published in 1833.

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        Die Infusionsthierchen als vollkommene Organismen.

      - Ein Blick in das tiefere organische Leben der Natur. Leipzig, L. Voss, 1838. 2 volumes (text & atlas). Folio (457 x 335mm). pp. xviii, (4), 547, (1), with 1 engraved separate atlas-title and 64 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary green half calf, gilt ornamented spines with gilt lettering. First and only edition of this splendidly produced work on Infusiora."Ehrenberg's great contribution to biology was his work on the infusiora, the results of which were published originally in a number of brief essays and afterwards in the important and splendid work entitled 'Die Infusionsthierchen' printed in 1838. The result of this and other works of his was that the number of known Infusiora was considerably increased, and their classification essentially advanced" (Nordenskiöld p. 427). The excellent plates are all after Ehrenberg's own drawings. Ehrenberg studied at the University of Berlin (M.D., 1818) and was associated with the university throughout his career. He took part in a scientific expedition (1820–25) to Egypt, Libya, the Sudan, and the Red Sea under the auspices of the university and the Prussian Academy of Sciences. The expedition’s only survivor, he collected about 34,000 animal- and 46,000 plant specimens. With Alexander von Humboldt, he participated in 1829 in an expedition, sponsored by Tsar Nicholas I of Russia, to Central Asia and Siberia. For nearly 30 years Ehrenberg examined samples of water, soil, sediment, blowing dust and rock and described thousands of new species, among them well-known flagellates such as Euglena, ciliates such as Paramecium aurelia and Paramecium caudatum, and many fossils, in nearly 400 scientific publications. He was particularly interested in a unicellular group of protists called diatoms, but he also studied, and named, many species of radiolaria and foraminifera.After his death in 1876, his collections of microscopic organisms were deposited in the Museum für Naturkunde at the University of Berlin. The "Ehrenberg Collection" includes 40,000 microscope preparations, 5,000 raw samples, 3,000 pencil and ink drawings, and nearly 1,000 letters of correspondence.Some occasional foxing in the text volume, not in the atlas volume. Stamps on title-pages.Provance: Name of Eschricht 1849, probably Daniel Frederik Eschricht, Danish zoologist on free endpaper and an old stamp of H. Adolph Meyer on title.Garrison & Morton 111; Nissen ZBI, 1244. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Paxton's Magazine of Botany. Volume the Fourth.

      1838 1838 - Tall Roy8v0 (7 x 10ins, 180 x 255mm) contemporary quarter calf, completely untrimmed and thus in the tallest possible state. 41 hand-coloured engraved plates, all in excellent condition. A very nice volume.

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        Blake's Illustrations of Dante. Plate 6: "Circle of the Falsifiers, Dante and Virgil covering their noses"

      - London: 1838 or ca. 1892. Large folio, fine, clear uniform impression on India paper, mounted on wove paper, a bit foxed. Bentley, Blake Books, 448D. Bindman, Complete Graphic Works of Blake, 647?653. Essick, "The Printings of William Blake's Dante Engravings," Blake: An Illustrated Quarterly, Fall 1990.

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        Descrizione di Cere antica ed in particolare del monumento sepolcrale scoperto nellâ??anno 1836...

      Per i tipi dello stesso Canina 1838 Folio (cm. 34,5), 95(1) pp. e 10 tavv. incise su rame f.t. a doppia pagina. Legatura coeva in mz. pelle con fregi e titolo oro al dorso (leggermente allentata al piatto posteriore). Ottimo esemplare. Raro.

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        Storia della citt? di S. Giovanni in Persiceto nei dominii della Santa Sede.

      Bologna, Tipi Governativi della Volpe al Sassi, 1838, 4? cartonato rigido ricoperto in carta similseta (taffet?) avorio, titolo manoscritto al dorso, antiporta con iscrizione, pp. (10)-111. Bellissima copia.

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        ALS regarding a Chronometer Recently Acquired to survey boundaries of Maine & the New Republic of Texas, by this early member of the Army Corps of Topographical Engineers.

      Bangor, Maine: 1838 - Signed letter from Major James D. Graham, addressed to "House of Wm. Bond & Son, Boston", on letter with the blind stamp "Stationers Hall Washington", dated July 21, 1838, Bangor Maine, regarding chronometers he recently obtained. Graham, an 1817 graduate of West Point, was a prominent topographical engineer. From 1819 to 1821 he served as Lt. and First Assistant on Stephen Long's western expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains, on which the topographer William Swift's map was based. The Swift map greatly influenced migration to the west, being one of the most widely available of the early maps of the westward route. He later served as astronomer of the newly created Corps of Topographical Engineers, on the surveys that established the boundary line between the United States & Canada as well as the boundary for the newly formed Republic of Texas (1839 - 1840). He was also the Principal Astronomer and "Head of the Scientific Corps," on the part of the United States, for the joint demarcation of the Boundary between the United States and Mexico, under the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, 1850-51. In 1858-59, he discovered the existence of a lunar tide. In the letter Graham thanks J. Cranch of William Bond & Son of Boston for the chronometer, a "Hatton 564" and notes that the weather has been too cloudy recently for him to make observations with it. He anticipates giving a better account of the chronometer in comparison to the Parkinson & Frodsham (British firm) he already owns, the following month. The House of Representatives document no. 70, dated Feb. 1842 states that 452 transit observations were made "aided by three excellent chronometers, for the determination of the true meridian direction." Graham refers to to multiple chronometers in his letter- "When I see you in Boston, which will probably be next month, I can give a better account of them all than at present, as I have not yet reduced all the observations made with them." The chronometers mentioned in this letter of 1838 were likely used in the surveying of both borders. The firm of William Bond & Son was established in Boston in 1793 and became one of the best known American chronometer makers; the firm made the first seagoing chronometer during the War of 1812 when the market was dominated by British chronometer makers. Interestingly, the chronometer Graham refers to in the letter to Bond is a British made Hatton model, a firm which made marine chronometers for the East India Company. The Republic existed from April 21, 1836 to February 19, 1846 and was formed by the defeat of Mexico in the Texas Revolution. A commission was established to survey the boundary between the two nations in 1838 but the survey was not completed until June 1841. The joint boundary commission included two U.S. Army surveyors- Major J. D. Graham & Lieutenant Thomas Lee, and a civilian civil engineer named G. G. Meade (who later commanded the Army of the Potomac at the battle of Gettysburg.) Its boundaries encompassed an area that included all of the present day state of Texas, as well as parts of present day New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, and Wyoming. Traces of repairs on verso of right edge with old sticky tape; closed tear through last name only of signature. 8 x 10". [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        MO-HON-GO /OSAGE WOMAN. from History of the Indian Tribes of North America. (First edition)

      Philadelphia: [F.W. Greenough.] 1838 - Original coloured lithograph printed by C. Hullman. 19 x 12.75 inch sheet size. Time staining; white printer's ink on the cheek and dress.On stone by J.W. GeourInscriptionMO-HON-GO /OSAGE WOMAN.BEFORE the later publishing inscriptions.

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        MO-HON-GO /OSAGE WOMAN. from History of the Indian Tribes of North America. (First edition)

      Philadelphia: [F.W. Greenough, 1838.]. Original coloured lithograph printed by C. Hullman. 19 x 12.75 inch sheet size. Time staining; white printer's ink on the cheek and dress. On stone by J.W. Geour Inscription MO-HON-GO /OSAGE WOMAN. BEFORE the later publishing inscriptions.

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        SHA-HA-KA / A MANDAN CHIEF. from History of the Indian Tribes of North America. (First edition)

      Philadelphia: [F.W. Greenough.] 1838 - Original coloured lithograph. 19 x 12.75 inch sheet size. Time staining.Lower center: SHA-HA-KA / A MANDAN CHIEF.BEFORE the later publishing inscriptions: [BY F. W. GREENOUGH, PHILAD.A / Drawn Printed & Coloured at I. T. Bowen's Lithographic Establishment No. 94 Walnut St: / Entered according to act of Congress in the Year 1838 by F. W. Greenough, in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the Eastern District of Penn.a ]Alfred M. Hoffy (American, 1790-1860), After Charles Bird King (American, 1785-1862), Printer John T. Bowen Lithography, Philadelphia (American, about 1834-1844), Publisher Frederick W. Greenough (American, active in Philadelphia)

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        PEAH-MUS-KA / A MUSQUAKEE CHIEF. from History of the Indian Tribes of North America. (First edition)

      Philadelphia: [F.W. Greenough, 1838.]. Original coloured lithograph. 19 x 12.75 inch sheet size. Time staining. PEAH-MUS-KA / A MUSQUAKEE CHIEF. BEFORE the later publishing inscriptions: [BY F. W. GREENOUGH, PHILAD.A / Drawn Printed & Coloured at I. T. Bowen's Lithographic Establishment N.o 94 Walnut St: / Entered according to act of Congress in the Year 1838 by F. W. Greenough, in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the Eastern District of Penn.a ] History of the Indian Tribes of North America: Naw-Kaw. A Winnebago Chief. Alfred M. Hoffy (American, 1790-1860), After Charles Bird King (American, 1785-1862), Printer John T. Bowen Lithography, Philadelphia (American, about 1834-1844), Publisher Frederick W. Greenough (American, active in Philadelphia)

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        The Poetical Works, selected by himself. 10 volumes complate.

      London; Longman Orme Brown Green & Longmans 1838 - Ten volumes, small 8vo, contemporary full tan calf, the boards with elaborate gilt decoration with lyre at centre, the spines with blind decorated, broad raised bands, two green lettering pieces, the remaining compartments gilt panelled and decorated, text block edges marbled, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers; large, vulgar, owner's label on all front free endpapers. All volumes have slightly foxed engraved tissue-guarded frontispiece and engraved title-page. Spines slightly faded in parts, else a handsomely decorated, sound, set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tratado de amistad y alianza entre los estados de Guatemala y Los Altos.

      Ten-article treaty of peace and friendship between Guatemala and the newly created nation of Los Altos. It achieved independence from Guatemala officially on 2 February 1838. This treaty is dated 18 December of the same year. The state of Los Altos came into being because of political differences and tensions between Guatemala City and Quetzaltenango and other parts of western Central America. No copy traced via WorldCat, COPAC, CCILA, or METABASE; there is no OPAC at the Biblioteca Nacional de Guatemala to be searched. However, we know of a copy at Tulane University.

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        L'Enragé Musicien. Lithograph by Bourdin after Robert William Buss including a trombonist, double bass, music stand, etc., with a portrait of Handel ("Gorge Hanel") above the mantle looking askance at the theatrical parlour scene unfolding before him, the clock reading 2:30 a.m.

      Aubert et Cie, 1838. Bibliothèque Nationale: Inventaire du Fonds Français Après 1800 III, p. 269. Buss (1804-75) was a Victorian artist, etcher, and illustrator, perhaps best-known for his painting "Dickens' Dream." He specialized in painting theatrical portratis at the start of his career, with many of the leading actors of the day sitting for him, including William Charles Macready and John Pritt Harley. Wikipedia.. Sheet size ca. 213 x 278 mm., image size ca. 174 x 323 mm. On white wove paper. Published in the Revue des Peintres, 234. Slightly worn and browned; minor chips to edges; trimmed at margins slightly affecting titling.

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