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        South Australia. Containing Hints to Emigrants; Proceedings of the South Australian Company; a Variety of Useful and Authentic Information ..

      London, Robert Tyas, 1838 (second edition, 'considerably augmented')/ 1837. Octavo, vi, 118 pages plus a folding leaf of shipping statistics and a folding frontispiece (147 x 268 mm, containing on it a map of Australia with South Australia marked out, a map of the eastern coast of Gulf St Vincent and a plan of Adelaide). Original cloth slightly mottled and a little silverfish-nibbled; spine renewed, with most of the original spine retained; frontispiece a little foxed; an excellent copy. With the ownership signature of Robert Kyffin Thomas (1902) on the front flyleaf. Sir Robert Kyffin Thomas (1851-1910), the grandson of Robert Thomas (who arrived on the 'Africaine' at Holdfast Bay in 1836 with a printing press), was himself an influential newspaperman in the state. Ferguson 2452 (our copy does not have the four pages of 'book advertisements', clearly never present).

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        Manifesto sobre la infamia, alevosia y perfidia con que el Contra-almirante Francis Mr. Leblanc y

      1838 - Demas agentes de la Frncia residentes en Montevideo, han hostilizado y sometide a la tirania del rebelde Fructoso Rivera , al Estado Oriental del Uruguay.First edition. 8vo. Half calf. viii, 89pp. Buenos Aires, Imprenta del estado, General Obibe rants at the perfidious French for their support of the rebel government in Uraguay, after his attempt to retake Montevideo, supported by Argentina, had stalled. This edition was translated into French the following year. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        MEMOIRS OF JOSEPH GRIMALDI

      London: Richard Bentley, 1838. FIRST EDITION, Second State (with frame around final plate, "The Last Song"). This is an extraordinarily attractive copy of the biography of Joseph Grimaldi (1779-1837), called by Britannica "the most celebrated of English clowns," and generally considered without equal as a clown of pantomime. There has been much debate about the exact nature of Dickens' role in the writing of this book. Forster said that Dickens wrote only the introductory chapter; others have said that he edited the manuscript, with the help of his father; and Bentley has stated in print that Dickens wrote a significant portion of the work. Eckel says, "It is plain that the last chapter is in Dickens' style and that other parts of the book are his. Grimaldi laid the foundation for his memoirs, but in a rough and diffuse manner. He gave the manuscript to Thomas Egerton Wilks, who, after some condensing, sold the manuscript to Bentley, who, in turn, passed it to Dickens for the purpose of embroidery." According to Kitton, copies with the frame around the final plate (as here) are more valuable than others because of their relative scarcity; the border was added without Dickens' consent, and when he expressed his displeasure, it was quickly removed. The especially pretty Riviere binding is typical of the firm's first-rate work and use of the best materials.. 204 x 125 mm. (8 x 4 7/8"). With half titles and with 36 pp. of ads at the end of Vol. II. Two volumes. FIRST EDITION, Second State (with frame around final plate, "The Last Song"). HANDSOME FOREST GREEN CRUSHED MOROCCO, GILT, BY RIVIERE & SON (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers with French fillet borders, raised bands, spines gilt in delicately tooled compartments with scrolling centerpiece within a lozenge of small tools, volute cornerpieces, gilt titling, turn-ins densely gilt with floral rolls and plain and decorative rules, purple endpapers, top edges gilt, other edges untrimmed. Original purple cloth binding bound in. With 13 plates by George Cruikshank. Eckel, pp. 140-42; Kitton, pp. 177-83; Gimbel Collection B-64. Spines evenly sunned to tan (as usual with green morocco), faint offsetting from final plate, otherwise A VERY FINE COPY, with only the most trivial imperfections internally, and in a sparkling binding. This is an extraordinarily attractive copy of the biography of Joseph Grimaldi (1779-1837), called by Britannica "the most celebrated of English clowns," and generally considered without equal as a clown of pantomime. There has been much debate about the exact nature of Dickens' role in the writing of this book. Forster said that Dickens wrote only the introductory chapter; others have said that he edited the manuscript, with the help of his father; and Bentley has stated in print that Dickens wrote a significant portion of the work. Eckel says, "It is plain that the last chapter is in Dickens' style and that other parts of the book are his. Grimaldi laid the foundation for his memoirs, but in a rough and diffuse manner. He gave the manuscript to Thomas Egerton Wilks, who, after some condensing, sold the manuscript to Bentley, who, in turn, passed it to Dickens for the purpose of embroidery." According to Kitton, copies with the frame around the final plate (as here) are more valuable than others because of their relative scarcity; the border was added without Dickens' consent, and when he expressed his displeasure, it was quickly removed. The especially pretty Riviere binding is typical of the firm's first-rate work and use of the best materials.

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        Alphabetical List of the Officers of the Indian Army;

      1838 - With the Dates of their Respective Promotion, Retirement, Resignation, or Death, whether in India or in Europe; from the Year 1760, to the Year 1834 inclusive, corrected to September 30, 1837. Compiled and Edited by. Tall 8vo. Some sporadic lightish browning, otherwise very good in contemporary straight-grained red morocco, gilt panels to the boards, spine gilt in compartments, a little rubbed at the extremities, slight scrape on the upper board, neatly rebacked with the original spine laid down, but still attractive. xviii, 285pp. 1p. errata, [vii]- xiv, 195pp. 1p. errata, [ix]- xiv, 93pp. errata leaf. Longman, Orme, Brown and Co., . W.H. Allen. J.M. Richardson. and W. Thacker & Co., St Andrew's Library, Calcutta. Sold also by Dodwell and Miles. , An attractive copy of an uncommon work, five copies on NSTC, four on RLIN. Short but interesting subscribers list including Thomas Love Peacock and Edward Thornton, pioneer of the collection and publication of Indian statistics. Attractive armorial bookplate of Frank Montresor Montresor to the front pastedown. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Democracy in America

      New York: Adlard & Saunders, 1838 and 1840. First American edition of Toqueville's manum opus. Octavo, 2 volumes. Volume I is the Adlard & Saunders issue (priority over the more common Dearborn issue is undetermined), and Volume II is published by J. & H.G. Langley. Preface by John Canfield Spencer, who later served as Secretary of War. Light rubbing and minor wear, volume one rebacked. First editions are rare and desirable. One of the most important texts in political literature" (PMM). "This is by far the best book ever written about America, and the most penetrating book ever written about democracy. It won instant acclaim, not only in the writer's native France, where Royer-Collard declared: "Nothing equal to it had appeared since Montesquieu,' but in England, where John Stuart Mill hailed it as 'among the most remarkable productions of our time.' Its central theme is that democracy has become inevitable; that it is, with certain qualifications, desirable; but that it has great potentialities for evil as well as good, depending upon how well it is understood and guided. In the view of de Tocqueville, the greatest danger that threatens democracy is its tendency toward the centralization and concentration of power... There is revived interest in Tocqueville today because of what seems like the uncanny clairvoyance of his prophecies. For example (this by a Frenchman in 1835): 'There are at the present time two great nations in the world, which started from different points, but seem to tend towards the same end. I allude to the Russians and the Americans... The principal instrument of [America] is liberty; of [Russia] servitude. Their starting point is different and their courses are not the same; yet each of them seems marked by the will of Heaven to sway the destinies of half the globe" (Hazlitt, 163).

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        Physikalischer Atlas : oder Sammlung von Karten, auf denen die hauptsächlichsten Erscheinungen der anorganischen und organischen Natur nach ihrer geographischen Verbreitung und Vertheilung bildlich dargestellt sind.

      Verlag von Justus Perther [1838] 1845-1848, Gotha - ERSTE AUSGABE, 8 Bände / Abtheilungen in 2 Leinenbänden der Zeit, mit Prägung und rundum marmorierten Schnitt, gr-4°,BAND 1): 1. Band: 1. Abtheilung Meteorologie oder Klimatographie 13 Tafeln oder Karten / 1. Band: 2. Abtheilung Hydrologie oder Hydrographie 16 Tafeln oder Karten / 1. Band: 3. Abtheilung Geologie 15 Tafeln oder Karten / 1. Band: 4. Abtheilung Tellurischer Magnetismus 13 Tafeln oder Karten / 1. Band:5. Abtheilung Botanische Geographie 13 Tafeln oder Karten// BAND 2): 2. Band; 6. Abtheilung Zoologische Geographie 12 Tafeln oder Karten / 2. Band: 7. Abtheilung Anthropographie 4 Tafeln oder Karten / 2. Band: 8. Abtheilung Ethnographie 19 Tafeln oder Karten SOMIT: 1. Band: Titelblatt, 13, 16, 15, 5, 6 Tafeln oder Karten und 134 Textseiten und 1 Blatt, sowie 2. Band: 6, 4, 19 Tafeln oder Karten und 233 Textseiten, KOMPLETTES EXEMPLAR, Karten koloriert, Textteil teils gebräunt, insg. jedoch nahezu perfektes Exemplar//\\ FIRST EDITION, 8 VOLS. IN 2 CONTEMPORARY CLOTH BINDING, LARGE 4°, MARBLED EDGES, : 1ST VOLUME: TITLE PAGE, 13, 16, 15, 5, 6 PLATES OR MAPS AND 134 PAGES OF TEXT AND 1 SHEET, AND 2ND VOLUME: 6, 4, 19 PLATES OR MAPS AND 233 TEXT PAGES, HAND-COLOURED, COMPLETE COPY, TEXT SOME PAGES BROWNED, ALMOST PERFECT Der Physikalische Atlas von Heinrich Berghaus (1797-1884) erschien in Lieferungen von 1838-1848. Die früheste Datierung einer Einzelkarte ist aus dem Jahr 1837. Heinrich Berghaus stand im regen Austausch mit Alexander von Humboldt als ab 1845 der Kosmos erschien galt dieser Atlas bald als der maßgebliche Kartenteil davon. vgl. Sabin 4856; Poggendorff I, 117 The Physical Atlas of Heinrich Berghaus (1797-1884) was published in parts from 1838-1848. The first volume was completed in 1845, the second volume in 1848. The earliest dating of a map is from 1837. Heinrich Berghaus had a lively exchange with Alexander von Humboldt. This atlas was also soon regarded as the authoritative to the book: Kosmos. de 4128 Buch [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lectures on Sculpture, as delivered before the President and Members of the Royal Academy. Second edition.

      London, Henry G. Bohn. 1838. 8vo, xxvii, 243pp. Portrait frontispiece on India paper, 51 plates (complete, enclosed publisher's slip states that plate #18 was never engraved). Original green cloth with printed paper spine label, rubbed and worn. Pp.33-48 are missing but this is more than made up for by the extra illustration of the book with 28 original pages of sketches by Flaxman from his sketchbooks, many of which appear as plates in the book. Pp.33-48 are missing but this is more than made up for by the extra illustration of the book with 28 original pages of sketches by Flaxman from his sketchbooks, many of which appear as plates in the book. Walter Crane's copy which ended up in the possession of Shane Leslie, first cousin of Winston Churchill, at Castle Leslie in Co. Monaghan, after it was acquired by his father Sir John Leslie a friend of the Pre-Raphaelites. This book was acquired directly from the Leslie family. ""In an age much given to the cultivation of classic art and virtue, Flaxman, even as a lad, with no models before him except the plaster casts of his father's shop, had shown in his drawings and models an instinct beyond that of any of his contemporaries for the true qualities of Greek design. He had the secret, almost lost to modern art, of combining ideal grace of form and rhythmical composition of lines with spontaneousness and truth of pose and gesture, and the unaffected look of life. Sketching constantly, as was his habit, with pen and pencil the leading lines and masses of every scene and every action of daily humanity that caught his attention within doors or without, and at the same time studying ardently, since his arrival in Italy, the works of Greek design in ancient vases and bas-reliefs, he had greatly strengthened his natural gifts both for linear design and the expression of life and action. The best of the outlines to the Greek poets and Dante and they are those which represent subjects of grace and gentleness, rather than subjects of violence or terroræare worthy of all the praise they have won. Their success was immediate and universal. Fuseli, whose foible was certainly not diffidence, at once declared himself outdone as a designer. Canova, the prince of Italian sculptors, was generous in recognising those qualities in Flaxman which he lacked himself, and praised his work without stint. Schlegel, the chief of German critics, extolled it a few years later more vehemently still. French taste, then running towards ancient ideals, was equally favourable, and from within a few years of the publication of these designs until our own time the name of Flaxman has been perhaps more known and honoured abroad than that of any other English artist." DNB.

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        Elements of Descriptive Geometry

      Wiley & Long, New York 1838 - Original full calf leather binding. Leather title label in gilt on spine. Wear and scuffing to the boards and spine. Mild foxing throughout. Previous owner's name to FFEP. Loaded with folding plates. Damp staining to the lower portionof the pages from page 63 to the end of the book. Some of the plates are affected at the bottom of the pages. 174 pages. Scarce. Size: 5.25" x 8.75" Language: eng [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lord Brougham's Speech in the House of Lords, on Tuesday, the 20th of February, 1838, for the Immediate Emancipation of the Negro Apprentices.

      London: James Ridgway and Sons,, 1838. Quarto (275 x 211 mm), pp. [VI], 50. Near contemporary blue half calf, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, marbled paper boards, brown endpapers, edges sprinkled red. With the armorial bookplate of Sir Robert Peel, Drayton Manor to front pastedown and his signature to the title page. A few neat ink corrections made to the Latin excerpt on page 43. Extremities lightly rubbed, corners bruised, slight offset from oxidised bookplate, internally good with a little foxing, overall a bright, fresh copy. First edition, one of 20 quarto copies, from the library of Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel, with his bookplate and signature. It is unknown whether these quarto copies were in addition to an octavo printing; the second edition, published later the same year, was printed in octavo. Considering their proximity and active participation in the same parliamentary debates on the subject, as well as the small print run, it is possible that this was a presentation copy given to Peel by the author. They corresponded throughout the 1840s and 1850s and many of their letters to each other are housed in the National Archives. This is Lord Brougham's eloquent indictment of the apprenticeship system in the British Colonies, delivered on 20 February 1838, which highlighted the abuse of the system, particularly as it was operating in Jamaica, and strove to regulate working hours and extend the protective jurisdiction of the colonies' special magistrates and governors. "On 28 August 1833, the Abolition of Slavery Bill, which had been passed by the British parliament, received the royal assent and became law … It provided that slavery, as a legal status, would cease to exist throughout the British colonial empire on 1 August 1834 and that slave children under the age of six at that time would be immediately freed. As for the other ex-slaves, for them a new institution would be created—apprenticeship. They were to be registered as apprenticed labourers for a period of four years in the case of domestic servants and six years in that of field hands … [and] slave-owners would be compensated for their losses by a grant of twenty million pounds" (Gross, p. 560). Led by Brougham, abolitionist pressure, however, accelerated the timetable and Brougham pushed for a more immediate end date, proposing to amend the Abolition Act by substituting 1 August 1838 for 1 August 1840. Although Peel presented seven petitions in favour of the abolition of the apprenticeship system in March 1838, during his speech on 28 May he argued in the House of Lords that it would be imprudent to terminate it abruptly, which he believed might make it impossible to properly compensate planters for their loss. The colonial assemblies chose to end apprenticeship themselves, and the system was effectively abolished later that year. OCLC locates just five copies of the title worldwide (BL, Senate House, 2 in Australia, 1 in the Netherlands), Copac adding one more at Sheffield.

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        Collection de poésies, romans, chroniques, publiée d´après d´anciens manuscrits et d´après des éditions des XVe et XVIe siècles [gemäss einigen Reihentiteln auf Orig.-Umschlag]. [1. - 24. Lieferung (in 24 Bden.)]. [Und:] Bibliothèque du XVIe siècle. [Bd. 1 u. 2 sowie 9 - 18 (zus. 12 Bde.)].

      Paris, «Collection»: Silvestre (ab 21. Lieferung: Potier); «Bibliothèque»: Baillieu / Jehan Bonfonds, «Collection»: 1838 - 1858; «Bibliothèque»: 1858 [?] - 1864 «Collection»: Kl.8°, jeweils mit Titelholzschnitt, einige Bde. m. Holzschnitten im Text, die Texte gefolgt von 1 (selten 2) Bl. mit neuen Nachworten; «Bibliothèque»: einige Titelholzschnitte, tlw. Holzschnitte im Text, «Collection»: Priv.-Kart. d. Zt. m. eingebundenen Umschlägen der Orig.-Broschuren; «Bibliothèque»: Priv.-HLwd. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. ldr. Rückenschildern u. eingebundenen Umschlägen der Orig.-Broschuren, «Collection»: Rücken etw. ausgeblichen, Kanten min. berieben, Einbände tlw. etw. wasserfleckig (oft an den Füssen), auf einigen eingebundenen Vorderdeckeln die Lieferung handschriftlich in Tinte notiert; «Bibliothèque»: Name a. Innendeckeln, Papier tlw. gebräunt. Allg.: selten min. stockfl., einige Blattränder etw. gebräunt; gute, breitrandige Ex. Enthält: «Collection»: 1. Lieferung: Les sept marchans de Naples (9 Bl.); 2.: Maîstre aliborum qui de tout se mesle (5 Bl.); 3.: Plusieurs belles chansons [...] [Umschlagtitel: .rli chansons] (25 Bl.); 4.: Romant de Richart (16 Bl.); 5.: Moralite tresexcellente a lhonneur de la glorieuse assumption nostre Dame [...] (13 Bl.); 6.: Les proverbes communs (24 Bl.); 7.: Nativite de nostre seigneurJhesuchrist (24 Bl.); 8.: Miracle de nostre dame de Berthe feme du roy Pepin [...]; 9.: Bigorne qui mange tous les hommes qui fot le comademet de leurs femmes (5 Bl.); 10.: Mirouer des femmes vertueuses (26 Bl.); 11.: Miracle de nostre dame de la marq[ui]se de la Gaudine [...] (33 Bl.); 12.: Le mystere de la vie et hystoire de monseigneur sainct Martin [...] (89 Bl.); 13.: Le songe de la thoison dor [...] p michault (15 Bl.); 14.: Lhystoire plaisate recreative faisat mention [...] Syperis de Dineaulx (39 Bl.); 15.: La guerre et le debat entre la lague les membres et le betre [...] [Umschlagtitel: Debat de la langue. etc.] (23 Bl.); 16.: Le chevalier delibere coprenant la mort du duc de Borgogne [...] (60 Bl.); 17.: Les grans regretz et coplainte de madamoyselle du pallais (5 Bl.); 18.: Lhistoyre de Pierre de Provence: et de la belle mague [...] (41 Bl.); 19.: Li sensieut un trettie de moralite qui appelle de temple donnour [...] [Umschlagtitel: Le temple de honneur] (23 Bl.); 20.: Les grandes et inestimables Cronicques: du grant et enorme geant Gargantua [...] (16 Bl.); 21.: Sensuyt le testament de Lucifer: fait et compose par Pierre Gringore [...] (7 Bl.); 22.: Sensuyt le roman de edipus filz du roy [...] (41 Bl.); 23: M[aistre] Hambrelin serviteur de maistre Aliborum cousin germain de Pacolet (9 Bl.); 24: La grant danse macabre des homes et des femes [...] (68 Bl.). «Bibliothèque»: 1.: Miracle de monseigneur Sainct Nicolas [...] (34 Bl.); 2.: Chansons nouvellement composees sur plusieurs chants [...] (45 Bl.); 9.: Epitahphes en rondeaux de la royne. Avec celle qui fut posee sur le corps a Saint Denis en France [...] (6 Bl.); 10.: Les merveilles du monde selon le temps qui court [...] (4 Bl.); 11.: Sensuyt la rencotre desfonfiture des hennoysers faicte [...] (8 Bl.); 12.: Sensuytent VIII belles chansons nouvelles [...] (6 Bl.); 13.: Le nunc dimittis des angloys (4 Bl.); 14.: Sensuyvent seize belles chasons nouvelles [...] (10 Bl.); 15: Sensuyt le testament de la guerre qui regne [...] (4 Bl.); 16.: Sensuivent plusieurs belles chansons nouvelles [...] (4 Bl.); 17.: Sensyuvent quatorze belles chansons nouvelles [...] (10 Bl.); 18.: Sensuyvent dixsept belles chansons nouvelles [...] (10 Bl.). Versand D: 20,00 EUR Literatur Franz. Alte Drucke - bis 1550

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        CRITICK [CRITIQUE] OF PURE REASON

      London: William Pickering, 1838. Second Edition. Octavo, 655 pp.; VG+; spine brown with five raised ridges, text plate red with gilt lettering; this volume has been rebound from the original; original green upper textplate is affixed to inner cover; some scratches and very minor dents to text block; publishers catalogue is present preceding the title page; half-title page has a rip an inch to two inches above the bottom of the page, rip has been covered with tape, there is a second smaller rip above that is covered with an inch of tape; title page has been stamped with two stamps of Knox College Library as well as some minor markings; endpage of original text stamped in bottom left corner; no foxing or spotting present; First Edition in English; shelved case 10. Dupont.

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        Visionen aus dem Osten. Geheimnisvolle Errinnerung. Zehnter Avalun-Druck.

      73 (2) Seiten sowie 11 Original - Radierungen von Richard Teschner Gr.-8, Originalhalbledereinband mit goldener Deckelverzierung und Rückentitel, Kopfgoldschnitt der Einband hat auf der Vorderseite oben vorn und seitlich einen ca. 1cm breitem Lichtschatten, ansonsten sehr gutes Exemplar = Nummeriertes Exemplar Nr. 212 von 400 handschriftlich signiert von Richard Teschner ( Rodenberg Deutsche Pressendrucke , S. 332 , Nr. 10 ). Jean Marie Mathias Philippe Auguste Graf von Villiers de LIsle-Adam (* 7. November 1838 in Saint-Brieuc 18. April 1889 in Paris) war ein französischer Schriftsteller. Sein von der Familie verwendeter Rufname war Mathias der Vorname Auguste taucht nicht auf allen seinen Büchern auf, die er meist unter Villiers de LIsle-Adam veröffentlichte.

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        \"Maximilien Duc de Leuchtenberg\". Ganzfigur nach viertelrechts zu Pferde des Fürsten von Eichstätt, in Uniform als kaiserlich-russischer Generalmajor und Chef des Kiewschen Husarenregiments, vor seinem Regimentsstab nach links reitend, in ornamentaler Umrahmung, unten Inschrift.

       Lithographie von Friedrich Kaiser nach H.A. Eckert bei J. Lacroix, München, dat. 1838, 67 x 55 cm.Versand D: 6,00 EUR Porträts, Eichstätt, Wittelsbacher

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        Beschreibung und Abbildung eines neuerfundenen künstlichen Fußes, zum Ersatze des Ober- und Unterschenkels, .... (Sp.713-736, 2 gefalt. lith. Foliotafeln mit 30 Figuren).

      Kunst- und Gewerbebl. Bay., 24/1-52. - München, November 1838, 4, XVII, (1), Sp.681-744, 3 gefalt. lith. Tafeln, Pappband der Zeit feines Exemplar. Erstdruck dieser "Beschreibung und Abbildung eines neuerfundenen künstlichen Fußes, zum Ersatz des Ober- und Unterschenkels, von Margarethe Caroline Eichler aus Berlin worauf sich dieselbe am 13. Jänner 1835 ein Privilegium auf 10 Jahre im Königreiche Bayern ertheilen ließ."Beschreibung der von der Berliner Bandagistin 'Demoiselle' Margarethe Caroline Eichler erfundenen Prothese. Sie erhielt am 23. November 1833 ein Patent zum Verkauf von künstlichen Beinen.Hier gibt Sie eine ungekürzte Beschreibung und anschauliche Darstellung der Prothesen, die leichter, gelenkiger und haltbarer waren als die herkömmlichen.Margarethe Karoline Eichler stellte Normen für den Bau von Kunstbeinen auf, die nicht nur internationale Beachtung fanden, sondern für lange Zeit auch als richtungsweisend von der Medizin anerkannt wurden. Die von ihr konstruierten Mechanischen Knie- und Fußgelenkteile stellten interessante technische Lösungen dar. Frau Eichler begann dann später auch (1836) künstliche Hände aus dünnem, federhartem getriebenen Neusilberblech herzustellen." Die Tafeln zeigen in 34 Figuren den Aufbau und Mechanismus des künstlichen Beines nebst Fuß."Hat auch die Eichler in Bezug auf den äusseren Mechanismus ihrer künstlichen Beine von anderen bereits bekannt gewordenen Vorrichtungen der Art das Beste entlehnt, so ist doch das Princip des inneren Mechanismus, namentlich dessen Einfachheit, Anordnung, Zugänglichkeit und Zuverlässigkeit ganz neu und eigenthümlich. Denn die schon von Ballif benutzten Spiralfedern wirkten nicht durch Ausdehnung, sondern durch Zusammenziehung, auch nicht auf zwei Gelenke zugleich und hielten einander nicht gegenseitig in Schranken, weshalb deren Actionen auch zu plötzlich und gewaltsam erfolgen mussten. Die von Heine angewandten Schneckenfedern und Zugriemen, bei welchen das Princip eines mit der Muskelaction übereinstimmenden Antagonismus schon berücksichtigt worden war, ermangelten wieder der einfachen Construction, zugänglichen Lage und sicheren Befestigung, um selbst den Absichten ihres eigenen Erfinders ganz entsprechen zu können. Dabei erklärt die Eichler aber doch in ihrer Schrift "weit davon entfernt zu sein, behaupten zu wollen, ihr künstlicher Fuss sei keiner weiteren Vervollkommnung fähig' allein, sie fügt auch hinzu, dass bis jetzt gewiss noch kein zweckmässigerer erfunden und dargestellt worden sei - bis zu ihrer Zeit gewiss nicht.Die Beschaffungskosten, welche 30 bis 40 Thaler betragen, sind zwar bedeutender als bei den künstlichen Füssen von Dornblüth, aber geringer als die der künstlichen Füsse v. Rühl's und Ballif's. Die Reparaturkosten können bei der einfachen und dauerhaften Construction nur sehr unbedeutend gewesen sein und sich, wie bei der künstlichen Hand der Eichler, ebenfalls nur auf den Wiederersatz einer Spiralfeder oder Darmsaite und demnächst noch auf die Erneuerung der Bepolsterung ausgedehnt haben, was bei der Zugänglichkeit des Mechanismus leicht und augenblicklich ausführbar war, wenn man sich von diesen Gegenständen einen kleinen Vorrath hielt. Endlich verdient noch der Vorschlag der Eichler, dem Amputationsstumpfe durch das Umlegen einer Binde ein dickeres Fleischpolster zu verschaffen und ihn so vor Druck und vor schmerzhaften Hautspannungen zu bewahren, alle Anerkennung und eine sorgfältige Beachtung bei dem Gebrauche eines jeden künstlichen Gliedes. - Das Gewicht des künstlichen Oberschenkels betrug mit allem Zubehör 4 Pfund 15 Loth, das des Unterschenkels 3 Pfund 17 Loth." O. Karpinski, Studien über Künstliche Glieder (Berlin 1881), pp.104-115Callisen XXVII, p.435

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        New Zealand: Being A Narrative of Travels and Adventures During a Residence in that Country between the years 1831 and 1837 Vols I & II

      Richard Bentley, London 1838 - Handsome 2 Volume set in paneled calf with raised bands and gilt tooled decoration and titles to spine. Vol I: engraving to frontispiece, [xii] fold out map with 3cm closed tear to RH edge, 403 pp. Covers slightly scuffed with rubbing to extremities. Spine slightly rubbed but intact with bright gilt titles. Scattered foxing mainly to feps and map. Vol.II: engraving to frontis, [vi] 441 pp, errata, plates. Covers lightly rubbed mainly to extremities & head & tail of spine. Scattered foxing mainly to feps with light stain to verso frontis. Lovely tight copies of this two volume work, which was the first of two successful books Polack published about his experiences in New Zealand, and is still regarded as an important and impartial source about the period immediately before the Treaty of Waitangi. Nb these 2 vols weigh over 1.4kg & may incur additional postage. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vik. Ferdinand a'Kiralydombon Pozsonyban 1830 ik. Euben

      Artist: Lemercier Druckhaus-Printhouse ( - 1875) Paris; issued in: Paris; date: ca 1858 1838 - - technic: Lithography; - colorit: colored; - condition: Tear outer margin restored; - size (in cm): 54 x 71; - description: Decorative view of King Ferdinand I, 1793- 1875), King of Austria and Hungray. His coronation to the king of Hungary in 1830 ;n Pozsonyban.Painted from Henrik Weber.; -vita of the artist: Huge Parisian firm of lithographic printers founded by Joseph Rose Lemercier (1803-1887), who began as the foreman for Langlumé in 1825. Working on his own account from 1827, 1829-36 in partnership with Bénard association formed in 1837 according to IFF catalogue for Joseph Lemercier. The firm was still active in 1841.

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        Eléments de paléographie, pour servir à l'étude des documents inédits de l'histoire de France publiés par ordre du Roi, et par les soins du ministre de l'Instruction publique.

      Paris, Imprimerie royale 1838 - 2 vol. in-folio, [4]-XII-716 et [4]-IV-452 pp., avec 17 pl. de fac-similés, dont 2 dépl., et 20 pl. de sceaux reproduits par le procédé d'Achille Collas, sous serpentes, demi-veau violine, dos lisse orné en long, tranches marbrées (Nuret). Frottements aux mors mais bon exemplaire. Edition originale du premier véritable manuel de paléographie adapté à l'âge de l'histoire critique, adapté à la grande entreprise de publication des sources médiévales de l'histoire de France commandité par Guizot. Jean-Noël, dit Natalis de Wailly (1805-1886) entra aux Archives Royales en 1830, au moment même où Daunou, rappelé par la Monarchie de Juillet, en reprenait la direction, et il y dirigea successivement la section administrative, puis la section historique. Son travail d'organisation et de définition des Archives départementales en fait un des fondateurs de l'archivistique moderne. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        [D960]. Franz Schuberts Allerletzte Composition. Drei grosse Sonaten für das Piano-Forte. Herrn Robert Schumann in Leipzig gewidment von den Verlegern... No. [3]... No. 3847. _ " " 48. _ " " 49. Pr. No 1. f2_C.M. / " No 2._ [f]2.15x " / No 3. _[f]2.15 x "

      Wien: Ant. Diabelli & Comp... Paris: S. Richault. London: R. Cocks & Comp. [PN D. & C. No. 3849], 1838. First Edition. Deutsch p. 619. Hoboken 14, 638. Previous owner "H. Engel" is possibly the German musicologist Hans Engel (1894-1970).. Folio. Sewn. [i] (decorative title), 2-35, [i] (blank). Engraved. Number of sonata added in red ink to title with price underlined in same ink. Signature of "H. Engel" to lower right corner of title. Some soiling, foxing, and offsetting; small stains to final two leaves. De-accessioned from the Preussischer Staatsbibliothek Musiksammlung, with their small oval handstamp to blank lower margin of title and e-mail from the present Head of the Library confirming withdrawal from their collection.

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        Lord Brougham's Speech in the House of Lords, on Tuesday, the 20th of February, 1838, for the Immediate Emancipation of the Negro Apprentices.

      London: James Ridgway and Sons, 1838 - Quarto (275 x 211 mm), pp. [VI], 50. Near contemporary blue half calf, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, marbled paper boards, brown endpapers, edges sprinkled red. With the armorial bookplate of Sir Robert Peel, Drayton Manor to front pastedown and his signature to the title page. A few neat ink corrections made to the Latin excerpt on page 43. Extremities lightly rubbed, corners bruised, slight offset from oxidised bookplate, internally good with a little foxing, overall a bright, fresh copy. First edition, one of 20 quarto copies, from the library of Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel, with his bookplate and signature. It is unknown whether these quarto copies were in addition to an octavo printing; the second edition, published later the same year, was printed in octavo. Considering their proximity and active participation in the same parliamentary debates on the subject, as well as the small print run, it is possible that this was a presentation copy given to Peel by the author. They corresponded throughout the 1840s and 1850s and many of their letters to each other are housed in the National Archives. This is Lord Brougham's eloquent indictment of the apprenticeship system in the British Colonies, delivered on 20 February 1838, which highlighted the abuse of the system, particularly as it was operating in Jamaica, and strove to regulate working hours and extend the protective jurisdiction of the colonies' special magistrates and governors. "On 28 August 1833, the Abolition of Slavery Bill, which had been passed by the British parliament, received the royal assent and became law It provided that slavery, as a legal status, would cease to exist throughout the British colonial empire on 1 August 1834 and that slave children under the age of six at that time would be immediately freed. As for the other ex-slaves, for them a new institution would be created—apprenticeship. They were to be registered as apprenticed labourers for a period of four years in the case of domestic servants and six years in that of field hands [and] slave-owners would be compensated for their losses by a grant of twenty million pounds" (Gross, p. 560). Led by Brougham, abolitionist pressure, however, accelerated the timetable and Brougham pushed for a more immediate end date, proposing to amend the Abolition Act by substituting 1 August 1838 for 1 August 1840. Although Peel presented seven petitions in favour of the abolition of the apprenticeship system in March 1838, during his speech on 28 May he argued in the House of Lords that it would be imprudent to terminate it abruptly, which he believed might make it impossible to properly compensate planters for their loss. The colonial assemblies chose to end apprenticeship themselves, and the system was effectively abolished later that year. OCLC locates just five copies of the title worldwide (BL, Senate House, 2 in Australia, 1 in the Netherlands), Copac adding one more at Sheffield. Goldsmiths' 30674 (8vo edition); Hogg 2403 (second edition). See G. T. Buchanan, Life of Henry, Lord Brougham (J. S. Pratt, 1841); Izhak Gross, "Parliament and the Abolition of Negro Apprenticeship 1835-1838", The English Historical Review, vol. 96, no. 380 (1981), pp. 560–76. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Les vallées Vaudoises pittoresques ; ou vallées protestantes du Piémont, du Dauphiné, et du Ban de la Roche

      Original French edition, rare, and illustrated with 70 views on steel and a title engraved (for the title page in English) by Bartlett and Brockedon, as well as a portrait in frontispiece, all on paper. English translation by De Bauclas. A folding mapBinding in half chagrin maroquin red. Smooth back decorated with long irons making a complex decoration. boards of red chagrin paper decorated with a large vase in central mirror and large irons angular rockeries. white moiré guards with gold initials in the center; L G. Slices of gold. Very fresh set, with rare bites on the backs of engravings and sometimes in some margins of engravings. Along the lower joint, 2 hooks with holes, some scratches and rubbings on the boards. Very beautiful copy sumptuously illustrated. Georges Virtue & Ferrier LondresParis 1838 In-4 (21,5x27,5cm) 216pp. relié

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        Collection de poésies, romans, chroniques, publiée d?après d?anciens manuscrits et d?après des éditions des XVe et XVIe siècles [gemäss einigen Reihentiteln auf Orig.-Umschlag]. [1. - 24. Lieferung (in 24 Bden.)]. [Und:] Bibliothèque du XVIe siècle. [Bd. 1 u. 2 sowie 9 - 18 (zus. 12 Bde.)].

      Paris, «Collection»: Silvestre (ab 21. Lieferung: Potier); «Bibliothèque»: Baillieu / Jehan Bonfonds, «Collection»: - 1858; «Bibliothèque»: 1858 [?] - 1864 1838 - «Collection»: Kl.8°, jeweils mit Titelholzschnitt, einige Bde. m. Holzschnitten im Text, die Texte gefolgt von 1 (selten 2) Bl. mit neuen Nachworten; «Bibliothèque»: einige Titelholzschnitte, tlw. Holzschnitte im Text, «Collection»: Priv.-Kart. d. Zt. m. eingebundenen Umschlägen der Orig.-Broschuren; «Bibliothèque»: Priv.-HLwd. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. ldr. Rückenschildern u. eingebundenen Umschlägen der Orig.-Broschuren, «Collection»: Rücken etw. ausgeblichen, Kanten min. berieben, Einbände tlw. etw. wasserfleckig (oft an den Füssen), auf einigen eingebundenen Vorderdeckeln die Lieferung handschriftlich in Tinte notiert; «Bibliothèque»: Name a. Innendeckeln, Papier tlw. gebräunt. Allg.: selten min. stockfl., einige Blattränder etw. gebräunt; gute, breitrandige Ex. Enthält: «Collection»: 1. Lieferung: Les sept marchans de Naples (9 Bl.); 2.: Maîstre aliborum qui de tout se mesle (5 Bl.); 3.: Plusieurs belles chansons [.] [Umschlagtitel: .rli chansons] (25 Bl.); 4.: Romant de Richart (16 Bl.); 5.: Moralite tresexcellente a lhonneur de la glorieuse assumption nostre Dame [.] (13 Bl.); 6.: Les proverbes communs (24 Bl.); 7.: Nativite de nostre seigneurJhesuchrist (24 Bl.); 8.: Miracle de nostre dame de Berthe feme du roy Pepin [.]; 9.: Bigorne qui mange tous les hommes qui fot le comademet de leurs femmes (5 Bl.); 10.: Mirouer des femmes vertueuses (26 Bl.); 11.: Miracle de nostre dame de la marq[ui]se de la Gaudine [.] (33 Bl.); 12.: Le mystere de la vie et hystoire de monseigneur sainct Martin [.] (89 Bl.); 13.: Le songe de la thoison dor [.] p michault (15 Bl.); 14.: Lhystoire plaisate recreative faisat mention [.] Syperis de Dineaulx (39 Bl.); 15.: La guerre et le debat entre la lague les membres et le betre [.] [Umschlagtitel: Debat de la langue, etc.] (23 Bl.); 16.: Le chevalier delibere coprenant la mort du duc de Borgogne [.] (60 Bl.); 17.: Les grans regretz et coplainte de madamoyselle du pallais (5 Bl.); 18.: Lhistoyre de Pierre de Provence: et de la belle mague [.] (41 Bl.); 19.: Li sensieut un trettie de moralite qui appelle de temple donnour [.] [Umschlagtitel: Le temple de honneur] (23 Bl.); 20.: Les grandes et inestimables Cronicques: du grant et enorme geant Gargantua [.] (16 Bl.); 21.: Sensuyt le testament de Lucifer: fait et compose par Pierre Gringore [.] (7 Bl.); 22.: Sensuyt le roman de edipus filz du roy [.] (41 Bl.); 23: M[aistre] Hambrelin serviteur de maistre Aliborum cousin germain de Pacolet (9 Bl.); 24: La grant danse macabre des homes et des femes [.] (68 Bl.). «Bibliothèque»: 1.: Miracle de monseigneur Sainct Nicolas [.] (34 Bl.); 2.: Chansons nouvellement composees sur plusieurs chants [.] (45 Bl.); 9.: Epitahphes en rondeaux de la royne. Avec celle qui fut posee sur le corps a Saint Denis en France [.] (6 Bl.); 10.: Les merveilles du monde selon le temps qui court [.] (4 Bl.); 11.: Sensuyt la rencotre desfonfiture des hennoysers faicte [.] (8 Bl.); 12.: Sensuytent VIII belles chansons nouvelles [.] (6 Bl.); 13.: Le nunc dimittis des angloys (4 Bl.); 14.: Sensuyvent seize belles chasons nouvelles [.] (10 Bl.); 15: Sensuyt le testament de la guerre qui regne [.] (4 Bl.); 16.: Sensuivent plusieurs belles chansons nouvelles [.] (4 Bl.); 17.: Sensyuvent quatorze belles chansons nouvelles [.] (10 Bl.); 18.: Sensuyvent dixsept belles chansons nouvelles [.] (10 Bl.). 5100 gr. Schlagworte: Literatur Franz.Alte Drucke - bis 1550Neueingänge - Alte Drucke/ Faksimile [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Travels in Various Countries of Scandinavia

      T. Cadell and W. Davies, London 1838 - First Edition. Octavo. Three Volumes. Three quarter binding with colourful paper and leather. Gilt lettering and designs to spine. Fold-out maps. Black and white illustrations. Author was an English clergyman, naturalist, mineralogist, and traveler. Good. Rubbing and soiling to covers. Very minor rubbing to spine head and tail. Some rubbing to edges. Corners bumped and slightly exposed. Water stain to volume I. Minor internal staining. Minor foxing. Aging as expected. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Paul et Virginie e la Chaumière indienne

      Curmer (Rue Sainte-Anne), Paris 1838 - In-8 (260x170 mm.), pp. LVI, 458, (1). Con 29 tavole fuori testo di Lavoignat, Brevière, Porset (e altri) su disegni di Meissonier e Johannot, 7 ritratti incisi a piena pagina, 1 carta a colori de l'Ile de France (tutte protette da veline), 450 vignette. Bella legatura in iena pelle con piatti e dorso incisi in nero e in oro a formare complesse volute di stile romantico. Fioriture fisiologiche. Magnifica edizione (in prima tiratura) unanimemente stimata quale capolavoro tipografico del periodo romantico. Il Carteret, nel suo "Trésor" (III, 532-547), dedica bel 16 pagine alla descrizione delle caratteristiche grafiche di quest'opera. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gospoda Nashego Iisusa Khrista, Novyi Zavet - Our Lord Jesus Christ, New Testament (Rare Early Russian Language Bible)

      Karl Tauchnitz, Leipzig 1838 - Later binding with paper covered boards. Fading and light marking to covers. Uncut pages with wide margins. Some creasing to first and last few pages, light foxing to text, small stamp to title page dated 13 May 1846. A rare early Russian language edition of the New Testament. The is the 1838 Leipzig edition published by Karl Tauchnitz - this unauthorised edition was the first Russian language edition of the New Testament to be published outside Russia. The Russian Bible Society had previously issued Russian language editions between 1822 and 1826, but no other edition was published in Russia until the Synod authorised edition of 1860. This 1838 edition had a print run of 2000 copies, 500 of which were smuggled into Russia. A good solid example of a very rare item. Overall condition is Very Good Minus. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £11.35; Oceania £15.55; Rest of World £14.90. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Hardback. Printed pages: 8vo. [4], 620 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oliver Twist. By Charles Dickens.

      Richard Bentley. 1838 - FIRST EDITION, 2nd issue. 3 vols. Half titles vols I & II, fronts & plates by George Cruikshank, 4pp ads vol. I, initial ad. leaf vol. III; the odd spot. Orig. purple-brown cloth, spines lettered in gilt, with Bentley imprint at tail; spines a little faded. Armorial bookplates of James Wedderburn. A very nice copy in cloth. Smith 4. The second issue, with ?Boz? replaced by ?Charles Dickens? on the titlepage, the subtitle removed, and with the ?Church? plate in Vol. III. The text on p164 of vol. III is in the first state, ?pilaster? unaltered. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Pickwick Papers (The Posthumous Papers)

      Chapman & Hall 1838 - Author - Charles Dickens Title - The Pickwick Papers (The Posthumous Papers) Publisher - Chapman & Hall Year - 1838 Description - Charles Dickens - The Pickwick Papers - A rare deluxe edition of the 1st and 2nd issue of the first edition. Please see pictures for more notes on this fantastic rare book [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres complètes. Précédées d'une Notice biographique et littéraire par M. de Pongerville

      Furne et Cie, Paris 1838 - Deux volumes in-8 (219 x 138 mm), demi-veau marron, dos lisse orné, tranches marbrées (reliure d'époque). Orné d'un portrait de l'auteur, 2 titres gravés et 4 figures hors texte de Tony Johannot, gravés sur acier par Joubert, Magne et Mauduit. (défauts d'usage, manque de cuir aux coiffes, frottements aux charnières, coins légèrement émoussés, rousseurs). Two octavo volumes (219 x 138 mm), brown half-calf, smooth spine tooled, marbled edges (contemporary binding). Illustrated with a portrait of the author, 2 engraved titles and 4 plates by Tony Johannot, steel-engraved by Joubert, Magne and Mauduit. (defects of use, lack of leather on top and bottom of spine, rubbings on hinges, corners lightly used, brownings).

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        Eletta dei monumenti più illustrai e classici sepolcrali ed onorarii di Bologna e suoi dintorni compresi gli antichi del cimitero.

      Litografia Zannoli, Tipi di Jacopo Marsigli,, Bologna 1838 - 3 volumi in 1 in-folio imperiale (cm. 44), legatura coeva in m. pelle con titolo e fregi in oro al dorso; bel frontespizio decorato a ciascun volume con vignetta centrale e numerose tavole in litografia con raffigurazione di monumenti sepolcrali, iscrizioni e ritratti di personaggi celebri della città di Bologna. Alcune fioriture ma carte fresche. Esemplare legato insieme all'epoca senza il successivo quarto tomo, perché pubblicato tre anni dopo (1844). Cfr. Frati 7893. Ottimo esemplare.

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        Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi.

      Richard Bentley. 1838 - FIRST EDITION, 2nd issue. 2 vols. Half titles, front. port. vol. I, plates by George Cruikshank, 36pp cata. vol. II. Later full scarlet morocco for Hatchards, gilt spines & double-ruled borders. With the orig. pink cloth spine strips bound in at the end of each vol. Armorial bookplate of William H.R. Saunders. t.e.g. v.g. Cohn 237. The plate ?The last song?, opposite p238 in vol. II, is in the second state, with elaborate ?pantomimesque? borders. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Panorama de Stockholm pris du dome de l'eglise de l'ile de l'Amiraute.

      Artist: Lemercier Druckhaus-Printhouse ( - 1875) Paris; issued in: London; date: ca 1875 1838 - - technic: Lithography; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 28 x 212; - description: Decorative panoram view of Stockholm with the names of all important buildings and places of interest. Painted from J. C. Hedbom, Rittner ; Goupil, Paris.Issued from Ackermann ; Comp. London; -vita of the artist: Huge Parisian firm of lithographic printers founded by Joseph Rose Lemercier (1803-1887), who began as the foreman for Langlumé in 1825. Working on his own account from 1827, 1829-36 in partnership with Bénard association formed in 1837 according to IFF catalogue for Joseph Lemercier. The firm was still active in 1841.

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        Travels in Arabia

      London: John Murray,, 1838. 2 volumes, octavo. Original blue-green fine-diaper cloth, gilt titles and interlocking rings and arabesques in blind to spines, covers decoratively panel-stamped in blind, yellow surface-paper endpapers, fore edges untrimmed. Lithographic frontispiece to each volume and 5 similar plates, most by Louis Haghe from drawings by the author, 5 maps including a large folding route map, tables to the text. Engraved armorial bookplate of English financier Frederic Straker (1862-1941) and contemporary and later ownership inscriptions to front pastedowns. Spines slightly faded, and skilfully relined, covers very lightly rubbed, a few trivial marks, superficial wear to tips, inner hinges strengthened, front free endpapers lightly chipped along fore edges, browning along plate margins, short closed tear to folding map stub, sometime partially tape-repaired verso, a few letters lightly abraded on vol. 1 p. 9, the sense unimpaired, discreet pencil corrections to vol. 2 pp. 379 and 385, vol. 2 sig. 2D uncut at lower outer corner, otherwise a few trivial spots. Remains a very good copy indeed, a well-preserved example of the uncommon original cloth. First edition of this important Arabian travel account: the entire first volume is dedicated to the author's travels in Oman and the Gulf, and includes vivid eyewitness reports of the tribes making up the ruling families of today's United Arab Emirates. Wellsted (1805-1842), a British naval officer in the Bombay Marine, was "for a considerable period" (vol. 1 p. 252) employed in the survey of the Persian Gulf initiated after the siege of Ra's al-Khaymah in 1819. In 1830 he was appointed second lieutenant of the Palinurus and undertook an important survey of the Red Sea and the Gulf of 'Aqabah, described in the second volume; in 1833-4 he surveyed the southern coast of Arabia and visited Socotra, before, in 1835, being granted permission to travel in Oman "to investigate the manners and customs of the people of inner Oman, to locate the important towns and oases, and to investigate the topography of the country" (Marshall, p. 23). Travelling inland from Muscat he reached Samad, where he met Lieutenant Francis Whitelock, another Indian Navy officer. The pair criss-crossed inland Oman before local instability forced them to return to Shinas on the coast, from where Wellsted sailed back to India and Whitelock travelled overland to Sharjah. Chapters 16 and 17 of the first volume are exclusively dedicated to the Arabian shore of the Persian Gulf from Khasab to Bahrain, which Wellsted calls the "Pirate Coast". He describes an extended diplomatic visit to the emir of Sharjah, Sultan ibn Saqr Al Qasimi (d. 1866), in 1827, during which he spent several days among his entourage. There is also a fascinating account of "Tanún" of the "Beni As", namely Tahnun bin Shakhbut Al Nahyan, ruler of Abu Dhabi from 1818 to 1833: "an enterprising character, who possessed considerable power, and maintained a regular force of four hundred men, very well armed and equipped. Small as this number may appear, it was sufficient to give him considerable influence over his rivals …" (vol. 1 pp. 257-8). There is also an intriguing account of Tahnun's friendly reception of a group of British surveying officers (Wellsted evidently among them) who, on visiting his territory in 1828, were invited to participate in "wrestling, leaping, and other athletic exercises" with the local Arabs (p. 259). On publication Wellsted's book was "the fullest account of the area then published" (Burrell), and remains valued: "Wellsted was an acute observer and not blinded by prejudice or ignorance in his description of the local people. His accounts of the geography of Oman, particularly the irrigation systems and the way of life in remote mountain tracts, continue to be important as a unique description of the country at an early date" (ODNB).

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        Margherita Pusterla, Racconto. Milano, 1838 (in fine del III volume: ''pubblicato il 9 settembre 1838 coi tipi di G.Truffi'')

      1838. 3 vol. in-16, pp.369, 351, 381, legatura del tempo mezza pelle verde, titolo e fregi oro ai dorsi, carta marmorizz. sui piatti. Edizione originale del noto romanzo storico di Cesare Cantù (1804-1895) composto nel 1834 durante la carcerazione subita dalla polizia austriaca. Ambientato nel XIV secolo sotto la signoria di Luchino Visconti, narra le vicende di Franciscolo Pusterla e della moglie Margerita- Esemplare assai bello. Altro ID. M. pelle.

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        PROPOSED PLAN FOR IMPROVING DOVER HARBOUR, by an extension of the south pier head, &c. Also, copious extracts from various authors in support of the plan, and shewing the importance of Dover Harbour, from the time of its first construction. Together with practical observations & illustrations.

      Dover. W. Batcheller. 1838. [2], i-ii, [4-5], 6-174 pages. Folding frontispiece, and six other plates, some of which are folding and have hand-colouring as issued. Original titled brown cloth, sometime rebacked, with consequent repairs to the inner joints. First edition. Some spotting to endpapers and to one of the folding plates; bookplate; light wear to corners; else a very good copy.

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        Paul et Virginie et la Chaumière indienne.

      Paris, (49 rue Richelieu) 1838 - Demi-veau cerise à petits coins, double filet doré sur les plats, dos à faux-nerfs orné, charmant motif de fleur dorée dans les caissons, titre doré, [2]ff, LVIpp, 458 pp.- [7]ff tables. Célèbre édition, la plus réussie de cet ouvrage et l'un des plus beaux livres illustrés romantiques.Elle est illustrée d'un frontispice, de sept portraits, de 29 gravures sur bois hors-texte, tous sur Chine appliqué, et environ 450 vignettes in-texte par Johannot, Français, Meissonier, Huet, . et d'une carte de l'Île de France gravée et coloriée sur Chine appliqué, dressée par Dufour. L?ouvrage contient également une vignette représentant les attributs de l?imprimerie et de la librairie au verso de la page de faux-titre.Le portrait de Bernardin de Saint-Pierre est encadré d'un filet doré mais n'est pas à la sphère.Exemplaire de second tirage avec la nouvelle adresse de Curmer : 49 rue Richelieu, sur papier vélin. La préface se termine par 8 lignes.Nous trouvons entre les pages XII et XVII, des pages paginées IX à XVI, répétant les pages V à XII correspondant a la notice historique sur Bernardin de Saint-Pierre. Le large en-tête végétal y est du coup répété. Nous avons donc une erreur de pagination, cette notice historique passant de la page XII à XVII, sans manque de texte.Collation conforme à Vicaire hormis la gravure "Songe de Marguerite" reliée par erreur dans La Chaumière indienne.Exemplaire exempt de rousseurs. Légers frottements aux coupes et coins légèrement émoussés. Vicaire, VII, pp 42 à 68. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Gaëlle Cambon]
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        The Koran. Commonly called the Alcoran of Mohammed. Translated from the Original Arabic: with Explanatory Notes, taken from the most Approved Commentators: to which is prefixed, a Preliminary Discourse. By George Sale.

      London: for Thomas Tegg and Son, 1838 - Octavo (214 x 132 mm). Contemporary tan calf, spine gilt in compartments, red and black morocco labels, gilt frame to covers, edges dyed yellow with red sprinkling, marbled endpapers. Extremities rubbed, light craquelure to covers, mild finger-soiling to front, occasional light spotting. A very good copy. Folding frontispiece with engraved plan and view of Mecca, 3 genealogical tables of which 2 folding, folding map of Arabia. Later London edition of Sale's Qur'an, the first English translation of the Qur'an to be made directly from the Arabic on first publication in 1734, and the basis for all subsequent English editions until the mid-nineteenth century; previously the only complete English translation had been Alexander Ross's 1649 version, which relied solely on the 1647 French edition by Alexandre du Ryer. George Sale (1697-1734), a solicitor, was "the first notable English Arabist who was not in holy orders From 1726 to 1734 he was closely associated with the Society for the Propagation of Christian Knowledge, which he served in his legal capacity. Meanwhile he was working on a translation of the Qur'an a landmark in the history of Qur'anic studies" (Holt, Studies in the History of the Near East, p. 58). Sale was textually indebted to the 1698 Latin translation of Ludovico Marracci, confessor to Pope Innocent XI, and his citation of Muslim commentators is restricted to those already mentioned by his predecessor. Yet Sale's work, and in particular his extensive Preliminary Discourse discussing both the biography of the Prophet and the Arabian context of Islam, displays "an enlightened and objective attitude which may have been responsible for his gradual dissociation from the activities of the SPCK", in contrast to the openly polemical intentions of Marracci, whose prefaced offered a lengthy refutation of the Qur'an and Muhammad's prophethood (ibid.) Sale's balanced presentation of Muhammad and Islamic origins was much admired by his contemporaries, including Voltaire, Lessing and especially Gibbon, whose treatment of Arabian history and Islam in his Decline and Fall relies heavily on Sale. In 1921 Edward Denison Ross claimed that Sale's version had still not been superseded, and more than fifty years later Sale's objectivity guarded him from criticism in Edward Said's Orientalism (1978).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Elements of Geology: 1st Ed.;

      John Murray, London, John Murray, 1838. - HARDBACK half-calf with marbled boards raised bands gilt rules and lettering on spine coloured frontispiece pages: xix [i] 543 all edges speckled woodcuts 294 100mm x 179mm (4 x 7") former owner's details on front free end-paper some very light spots on front end-paper frontispiece and last index pages some occasional light pencilled marginal annotations otherwise fine clean and bright. Brief Bibliography of Lyell - Baldwin no. 13. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Fossil Books, Baldwin's Scientific Books]
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        Palais du duc de Leüctemberg

      Artist: Lemercier Druckhaus-Printhouse ( - 1875) Paris; issued in: Paris; date: ca 1830 1838 - - technic: Lithography; - colorit: colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 30 x 38; - description: View of the Leuchtemberg Palace; -vita of the artist: Huge Parisian firm of lithographic printers founded by Joseph Rose Lemercier (1803-1887), who began as the foreman for Langlumé in 1825. Working on his own account from 1827, 1829-36 in partnership with Bénard association formed in 1837 according to IFF catalogue for Joseph Lemercier. The firm was still active in 1841.

      [Bookseller: Antique Sommer& Sapunaru KG]
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        Blicfk zum Schloss.

      - altkol. Lithographie m. Tonplatte v. Podesta b. Literarisch-Artistische-Anstalt München, 1838, 28 x 44 Nebehay-Wagner 55/10. Aus dem recht seltenen Werk "Ansichten von Tyrol und Salzburg nach Originalzeichnungen von Auer, Richter, Podesta und Andern"; hübsche Ansicht von Schloss Ambras mit dem Dorf Amras; hier in einer Variante ohne Verlags- und Zeichnerangabe; breitrandig und gut erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Novellen und Erzähungen in 23 Teilen. Vorhanden sind nur 9 Doppelbände. Es fehlen: Doppelband 7/8 und Band 13/14/15.

      Taubert, 1838 -1842?, Leipzig, - 15 x 12 cm. ca. 330 S. pro Band. Doppelband ca. 600 S. ISBN: Keine. OLn. / Orginal cloth. No jacket. Guter Zustand / Good condition. Eingestaubt. Einige Lagen lose, siehe Scans. Insgesamt gesehen eine schöne Ausgabe der so seltenenWerke. 1. Auflage. Sprache: de. * Versandfertig innerhalb von 20 Stunden! EL8. (WK). Jpg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Umbras Kuriositätenkabinett]
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        Clipped signature ("P. Henry")

      3/4 x 2 inch slip, mounted to ALS Henry's son John Henry, Charlotte Court House, VA, November 7, 1838, 4to; docketed and addressed on verso. Loss to blank corners of letter. 3/4 x 2 inch slip, mounted to ALS Henry's son John Henry, Charlotte Court House, VA, November 7, 1838, 4to; docketed and addressed on verso. A cut signature of the Virginia statesman Patrick Henry (1736-1799), whose "Give me liberty or give me death speech" in Richmond in 1775 remains an integral moment in the mythology of the American Revolution. Henry was Virginia's first (and sixth) post-colonial Governor, and served in the Virginia State Assembly as well. The autograph is mounted on a letter from his son John Henry to a Reverend Samuel Alexander, reading in part: "I enclose you my fathers signature, agreeable to promise, cut from an old paper relating to private business. All his papers & letters of a public nature are deposited with the Young Men's Debating Society of Lynchburg & I expect that I have not in the house some letter of an interesting nature containing his signature to send you. John Henry." The Patrick Henry Debating Society of Lynchburg marched in a memorial parade for General Lafayett on July 15, 1836. We are unable to trace any other mention of its stewardship of Henry's papers.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Ichnographie de la fontaine de Boigne. Ichnographie de la fontaine monumentale érigée par la ville de Chambéry à la mémoire du général de Boigne, sculptée par Sappey de Grenoble. Ouvrage composé de onze planches dessinées par V. Cassien et d'un texte historique et descriptif.

      Grenoble , Prudhomme, Libraire-éditeur, MDCCCXXXVIII, 1838, - in-folio, Frontispice lithogr. (portrait mi-figure ?Le Général Comte de Boigne?) + 14 p. + 10 planches lithographiques qqs rousseurs sur 2 planches, (les feuilles de papier de soie d?origine, fortement bruni, cons. à la fin de l?ouvrage), ex libris ?Bibliotheca di S.A.R. il Duca di Genova?, reliure en d.-cuir aux coins originale. Charnière faible, haut et bas du dos avec petits manques. Liste des planches lithographiques: Frontispice portrait + 1) vue générale (de la fontaine). 2) plan, coupe et détails. 3 et 4) bas-relief. 5, 6, 7 et 8) trophée. 9) l?éléphant. 10) statue. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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