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        An Illustrated Atlas, Geographical Statistical, and Historical, of the United States, and the adjacent countries

      Boston & Cincinnati: stereotyped and printed by Fulsom, Wells & Thurston of Cambridge, Mass. for Weeks, Jordan & Co. of Boston and Edward Lucas & Co. of Cincinnati, [1838]. Folio. (19 1/2 x 15 3/4 inches). Engraved additional title with integral hand-coloured decorative pictorial surround, 39 hand-coloured engraved maps and town-plans (34 maps [one double-page], 5 town-plans), by G.W.Boynton and others. Contemporary light brown half morocco over embossed cloth-covered boards, brown morocco title label on the upper cover, lettered in gilt, the spine divided into five compartments by wide semi-raised bands, the bands highlighted with gilt tooling, marbled endpapers. A fine copy of "one of the first American general atlases to supplement the maps with lengthy geographical descriptions" (Ristow), with detailed maps of the 28 States, and including an excellent early map of the Republic of Texas. Martin and Martin, in their entry on Bradford's 1835 map of Texas, also note that "Bradford published a completely new atlas in 1838, in a larger format, and the map of Texas it contained was even more clearly patterned on [Stephen Fuller] Austin's [Map of Texas, published in Philadelphia in 1830]." It was one of the first maps of Texas as a Republic to appear in an atlas. The atlas is made up of a general map of North America, two maps of Canada, a folding map of the United States, 28 maps of States, a map of the Republic of Texas, a map of the islands of the Caribbean and five town-plans of eight U.S. cities (Washington, New Orleans, Louisville and Cincinnati on one sheet, and single sheet plans of Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore). Unlike many atlases of the period, the present work includes extensive text (170pp. in total). Each engraving is accompanied by explanatory articles on the history, economics and geography of the area, as well as a great deal of contemporary statistical information. The provenance is particularly interesting: Theodore Sutton Parvin was born in Cedarville, Cumberland County, N. J., on January 15, 1817; and died June 28, 1901. "He was graduated at Woodward College, Cincinnati, in 1836; he studied law; was private secretary of the first governor of Iowa Territory, Robert Lucas, in 1838, and was the first librarian of that territory. Later he was librarian and professor in the Iowa State University; was a founder of the Iowa State Historical Society in 1857, and for the years 1863-65 was its corresponding secretary and editor. He was the founder, in 1844, of the Iowa Masonic Library, and through his exertions this library has its present building at Cedar Rapids. From its foundation until his death, fifty-seven years, he was its librarian" (Collections of the Minnesota Historical Society, [1905]. vol.X, part II, p.871). Le Gear L33; cf. Martin & Martin p.125; cf. Phillips Atlases 1381

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        WAVERLEY NOVELS (PARKER';S EDITION, COMPLETE IN 27 VOLUMES)

      Boston: Samuel H. Parker, 1838. Full Leather. Parker';s Edition" of the Waverley Novels was the first complete set of Scott';s novels published in this country. This is an early printing of "Parker';s Edition". Complete in 27 volumes, and attractively, if plainly, bound in full calf with morocco labels. Each volume bears the ownership signature of Rebecca Leigh (most likely the daughter of William Leigh, a judge in Halifax County, Virginia). Very Good binding.

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        THE HISTORY OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION Translated with Notes and Illustrations from the Most Authentic Sources by Frederick Shoberl. In Five Volumes [with] HISTORY OF THE CONSULATE AND THE EMPIRE OF FRANCE UNDER NAPOLEON in Twenty Vols (25 Vols Bound in 15)

      London: Richard Bentley and Willis and Sotheran, 1838. "The History of the French Revolution" published 1838 by Richard Bentley in five volumes. "History of the Consulate and the Empire of France under Napoleon" published 1845-1861by Willis and Sotheran, in twenty volumes, bound in ten; noted as the only authorized edition and forming a sequel to the preceeding work. A matching set of 15 volumes in a superb contemporary binding of polished calf with gilt-tooled decoration to the spine, red and dark brown title labels, gilt. Boards, page edges and end papers in matching burgundy marbled paper. Binding very good with a little general wear and slight rubbing to extremities. Contents clean and tight, some scattered foxing to a few volumes. A very good, first edition set in a fine binding.. First Edition. Half Leather. Very Good. 8vo.

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        [Les Classiques] Paul et virginie - La chaumière indienne

      Paris: Curmer, 1838. relié. 17x26,5cm. Première édition chez Curmer. Reliure en demi chagrin rouge, dos à quatre nerfs richement orné de caissons dorés avec, en leur centre, différents fers dorés en médaillon, plats de veau rouge, filet doré en encadrement avec un fleuron doré en écoinçon des angles de la marge extérieure, tranches dorées, reliure signée Lardière Ouvrage illustré d'une carte en couleurs de "l'Ile de France", de 29 planches gravées sur bois imprimées sur Chine et d'environ 450 vignettes dans le texte gravées sur bois, d'après Tony Johannot, Meissonnier, Français, Isabey, Paul Huet, etc, par Lavoignat, Brévière, Porret, Smith, Hart, etc, et de 7 portraits gravés sur acier imprimés sur Chine d'après Tony Johannot, Laffitte et Meissonier, par Cousin, Pelée, Pigeot et Revel. Notice historique et littéraire par Sainte-Beuve Célèbre édition considérée comme l'une des plus belles productions de l'époque romantique, bel exemplaire dans une élégante pleine reliure du temps. - Curmer, Paris _1838, 17x26,5cm, LVI pp., 458 pp., (7) ff., , relié. - Les Classiques relié

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        Map Puzzles for Children, ca. 1845

      A set of 6 maps, published by Logerot, drawn by the french map-maker Fremin, engraved by Ch. Dyonnet. They include "Amerique du Nord"; "Afrique"; "Amerique du Sud"; "Asie"; "Mappemonde", a double hemisphere; and "France et ses Chemins de Fer". The map of North America is most interesting, as Texas appears as an independent state, Mexico cuts a broad swath up through California, Santa Fe and the West, and the rest of America is simply "Etats-Unis". Texas appeared as an independent state for a short period of time, 1838-1842. The Australian map appears to be based on a variety of geographical information. West Australia appears pre-1829, as the Swan River Colony (Perth) is not marked, but features included are - At. de la Recherche, Albany, C. Leeuwin, H. Freycinet, C.N. Ouest. Nle. Galles du Sud stretches up the east coast, encompassing Queensland, with no specific inland detail for Queensland, but other features marked are G. de Carpentarie, C. Melville, C. Gloucester and the word "Melville" written in the ocean, implying Melville Island? The only inland features marked in New South Wales are Sydney, Botany Bay and C. Sandy on the coast. South Australia is not named, but two features are: G. Spencer and I. Kangaroi. "D. de Bass" and "Diemene" are marked, but there is no land mass for Tasmania. Maps printed area 26.5 x 19cms, on maps measuring 28 x 21 cms. & Possibly missing the map of Europe. Steel engraved maps, period hand color, mounted on 1/4" card, backed with blue paper, as issued. In the original papered box with "Atlas" on the top. Box bit bumped and dusty, o/w very good condition. Price originally 7 F.

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        NAPOLI E CONTORNI. NUOVA EDIZIONE.

      Napoli, Borel, 1838. In 8vo; pp. VII, 381. Vignetta al frontespizio con una veduta del Golfo di Napoli, 2 tavole piu? volte spieghevoli: Pianta di Napoli e Carta dei contorni di Napoli e 11 tavole incise in rame nel testo, di cui 3 spieghevoli, con vedute di Napoli, il Vesuvio, Pompei, Caserta e Pesto. Mezza pelle coeva, titolo in oro al dorso, lievi abrasioni. Seconda edizione, la prima fu pubblicata nel 1829. Lozzi 3021; Fossati Bellani, 3747.

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        The Improved British Angler, Containing the Most Esteemed Methods of Angling for Pond and River Fish; the Baits for Each, and How to Obtain and Preserve Them; The Choosing of Rods and Tackle; also, Instructions in every branch of Fly-Fishing; Materials for the Manufacture of Flies; comprising, also, original information on the art of Angling

      Derby & London. Published by Thomas Richardson. 1838. First Edition. Hardback. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition 1838, 16mo14x11cms, superb coloured frontispiece with angling scene and flies, title vignette, 98pp in original publisher's brown cloth with gilt pictorial and title. Exceptional copy clean and bright in almost fine covers.

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        SKETCHES BY BOZ

      1838. hardcover. <center><b>SKETCHES BY BOZ in parts -- an American rarity</b></center> [Dickens, Charles.] SKETCHES BY BOZ, illustrative of Every-Day Life and Every-Day People. By the author of "The Pickwick Papers," "Oliver Twist," and "Nicholas Nickleby." With Twenty [here, sixteen] Illustrations by George Cruikshank. New Edition, Complete. [In ten monthly serial parts, of which eight are present.] Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, successors to Carey & Co., 1838-1839. Original pictorial blue-grey wrappers. 8 [of 10] parts. <p>First American Edition to be issued in monthly serial parts. In 1836 Carey Lea & Blanchard published the first series of SKETCHES BY BOZ in two volumes titled WATKINS TOTTLE AND OTHER SKETCHES, followed in 1837 by the second series as SKETCHES BY BOZ and later that year (with a couple of additions) as THE TUGGS&#39;S AT RAMSGATE AND OTHER SKETCHES. In 1838-39, with Dickens&#39;s increased popularity due to OLIVER TWIST and NICHOLAS NICKLEBY, Lea & W Blanchard (<i>sans</i> Carey) published both series in ten parts, each with two plates by Cruikshank (redrawn "beautifully" according to Wilkins) -- with preliminary leaves at the end of the final part for binding up as one volume. Included is an "Advertisement" indicating that the sketches "The Public Life of Mr. Tulrumble" and "The Pantomime of Life" are now included.</p> <p>This set consists of eight of the ten parts -- lacking Parts 4 and 9. There are two plates in each part; there is a 12-page ad catalogue only in Part I. Curiously, the part number on the front wrapper appears in the upper <i>left</i> corner of parts 1, 2, 3 and 6, but in the upper <i>right</i> corner of parts 5, 7, 8 and 10 (this latter one has a "1" printed with a "0" inked in next to it -- yet it is not an amended Part I, as that part has the number in the other corner). The text is in two columns, and always runs exactly 24 pages (one part cuts off in the middle of a sentence, to be completed in the next part).</p> <p>Condition is very good: there is some edge-wear of the wrappers, especially the last one, and the second plate in each part has some darkening due to facing the first page of text. <u>The rarity of these parts cannot be over-emphasized</u>: they were absent from the great Dickens collections of the 20th Century (like the Suzannet and the Kern), they are absent from the National Union Catalogue (Library of Congress), and they have not appeared at auction in at least 25 years -- during which time we can trace only three parts being offered for sale (in 1990). Podeschi (Yale) A12 (the Yale set consists only of Parts 3 and 9, lacking the other eight); not in Carr (UTexas); Wilkins pp 11-12. Housed in a morocco-backed slipcase with inner chemise.</p> (Sumner & Stillman Code:11104)

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        The Beauties of the Bosphorus... Illustrated in a series of views of Constantinople and its environs from original drawings by William H. Bartlett

      London: Published for the proprietors by George Virtue, 1838. First edition. Three quarter dark green morocco over marbled boards, boards ruled in gilt, five raised bands ruled in gilt, four compartments with floral gilt decorations, two with gilt titles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Very good, boards and extremities rubbed, owner's bookplate to free front endpaper, small faint semicircular stain to fore edge of first two preliminary leaves, tissue guard and engraved title foxed and offset, faint dampstain to lower inner corner, marginal only, scattered foxing to plates, nearly all marginal or on blank backs, otherwise plates are crisp, text clean, binding sold. A very handsome copy. Sm. 4to. Illus. with 81 steel engravings: port. frontis, title page vignette, 78 view plates, and 1 map. This work had much influence in terms of increasing popular appreciation of its subject," (Blackmer Lib. p. 405). Atabey 922; CBEL (3rd) IV: 1378; Blackmer Coll. 1254; Blackmer Lib. 888.

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        Tableau Of The Procession At The Coronation Of Queen Victoria, June 28, 1838; Being An accurate Representation of that splendid Pageant

      London: [1838]. First Edition. The thirty panels are joined to form a 20 foot long panorama of the procession which includes a view of Westminster Abbey and the buildings lining the street, with their respective decorations. oblong 8vo. 30 hand-coloured lithographs joined to form a 20 foot long panorama. ads on paste-downs. original blind & gilt-stamped cloth, rebacked with spine mounted (4 panels with small surface abrasions).

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        REPORTS RELATING TO THE ENTERTAINMENT OF HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN IN THE GUILDHALL OF THE CITY OF LONDON ON LORD MAYOR&#39;S DAY 1837

      London, printed by Arthur Taylor, 1838.. FIRST EDITION 1838. Tall 4to, approximately 395 x 255 mm, 15½ x 10 inches, title page printed in red and black with small coat of arms, 11 full page plates including 2 folding (large folding plate of table layout with pale brown tint to table, folding page of guests), 4 plates of invitations each with 2 images, 2 tinted yellow and 2 tinted blue, plus 2 menus with green floral borders, 1 illustration in the text, 5 coats of arms as headpieces, plus 4 other headpieces, original publisher&#39;s pebbled cloth, gilt lettering to spine, blind decoration to covers, pale yellow endpapers, page edges untrimmed. Spine relaid with loss to head and tail, with new cloth showing, gilt lettering rubbed and dull, covers have uneven light fading and darkening plus a few small dark marks, wear to corners and shelf wear to edges of covers, 2 outer blank margins have small closed tears neatly repaired and have a small area which is crinkled, neither affecting text, blank endpapers very lightly foxed, light foxing to engraved plate of medal, offsetting from tinted plates onto facing blanks, occasional light foxing and age-browning, plus a few dusty marks, otherwise a very good tight clean copy. Covers the state procession, carriages, Yeomen of the Guard etc, banquet, list of performers, tickets, general abstract of bills for wines, food, fittings, parties etc, &#39; The following quantities of wine were provided, of the finest quality we could procure: Port, Sherry, Madeira, Claret, Burgundy, Hock, Champagne in addition to which we were presented by Mr William Gorst with a selection of choice and rare wines and liqueurs, expressly for the royal table, consisting of East-India Malmsey Madeira, Haut Sauterne, Fontignac, Hermitage, Blanc-Tinto Madeira, Malvasia, Sillery Champagne, Tokay and Paxaretta; and by Mr William Lawson with some sherry one hundred and ten years old&#39;. MORE ILLUSTRATION ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Les Rivalités en Province

      Bruxelles, Société Typographique Belge, Ad. Wahlen et Cie. 1838.. 12°. 2 Bll., 178 (1) S. HLdr. d. Zt. m. hs. Rückensch. Berieb. Durchgeh. leicht stockfleckig. EA. H. de Balzac (1799-1850). "Au 8 octobre 1838 Balzac publie Les Rivalités en province dans Le Constitutionnel (huit chapitres en onze feuilletons), sans faire allusion à la publication précédente, dont celle-ci est pourtant la suite. Mais le roman se dénoue rapidement après l&#39;intervention de Chesnel auprès de Mme du Croisier" (Gisèle Seginger). Der Roman erschien einJahr später unter dem endgültigen Titel "Le Cabinet des Antiques" bei &#39;Souverain&#39; 1839. Die vorl. Ausgabe ist noch mit dem Titel &#39;Les Rivalités en Province&#39; davor erschienen!

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        Les Jours de Bonheur. Le Véritable Ami. La Bonne Leçon. La Vertu Pour Héritage. La Fête du Petit Garçon. L&#146;Ignorant Orgueilleux. Henri Corrigé

      Paris: Marcilly Ainé, [1838]. . Six volumes, small oblong 8vo, each 32 pp, each volume with a fine hand coloured engraved frontispiece, some spotting, bound in different coloured blind stamped paper boards, slightly rubbed, in the original slipcase, hand coloured engraving with gilt border on side, rather worn. Gumuchian, 4726 (citing 5 volumes only).

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        Philippe d'orleans, regente de france... 1715-1723. paris, dufey, 1838.

      Due volumi di pp. xxviii (1) 412; (4) 428. Insieme a: CAPEFIGUE J.B. L'Europe pendant la Révolution francaise... Paris, Belin-Leprieur, 1843. Quattro volumi di pp. 1800 ca. complessive. Insieme a: CAPEFIGUE J.B. Louis XVI. Son administration et ses relations diplomatiques avec l'Europe. Paris, Belin-Leprieur, 1844. Quattro volumi di pp. 1500 ca. complessive. Insieme a: CAPEFIGUE J.B. Louis XIV. Son administration et ses relations diplomatiques avec l'Europe. Paris, Dufey, 1837-38. Sei volumi di pp. 2100 ca. complessive. Insieme a: CAPEFIGUE J.B. Richelieu, Mazarin, la Fronde et le Règne de Louis XIV. Paris, Dufey, 1835-36. Otto volumi di pp. 3.000 ca. complessive. Insieme a: CAPEFIGUE J.B. Louis XV et la sociéte du XVIII siécle. Paris, Langlois et Leclercq, 1842. Quattro volumi di pp. 1800 ca. complessive. Insieme a: ANCILLON P.F. Tableau des révolutions du système politique de l'Europe depuis la fin du quinzième siècle. Paris, Anselin et Pochard, 1823. Quattro volumi di pp. 1700 ca. complessive. Bell'insieme di 32 volumi di opere storiche uniformemente legate in piena pergamena coeva, dorsi lisci con ricchi fregi in oro e titoli su tasselli bicolore. Ottimo stato di conservazione.

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        SOUVENIRS DE L?ITALIE.

      In-8 p. (mm. 201x127), 2 voll., mz. pelle coeva, decoraz. e tit. oro al dorso, pp. 303; 309,(3); con 1 grande pianta (più volte ripieg.) degli scavi di Pompei e 91 bellissime tavv. litografate f.t. su disegni dell?Autore, che raffigurano vedute di Genova, Pisa, Firenze, Roma, Napoli e dintorni (Pozzuoli, lago d?Averna, Baia, Pompei, Vesuvio), Civita-Castellana, Terni, Spoleto, Ancona, Verona, Milano. Poichè l?opera è dedicata in gran parte a Roma, numerose sono le vedute di monumenti antichi e moderni relativi alla capitale e dintorni. Resoconto di un Interessantissimo viaggio in Italia (da Genova a Napoli, con rientro in Francia attraverso la Marca d?Ancona, il bolognese, Venezia e Milano) in cui l?A., più che al folklore delle popolazioni incontrate, dedica la sua attenzione alla loro storia attraverso le bellezze artistiche ed archeologiche dei monumenti visitati. Di Roma il de Linsolas si sofferma a considerare anche la letteratura e i principali artisti nazionali e stranieri ivi residenti, le sue più importanti feste, cerimonie e divertimenti, con brevi cenni sulla politica e la religione. Edizione estremamente rara e sconosciuta alle bibliografie. E? stata collazionata con l?esemplare digitalizzato su internet. Molto ben conservato.

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        An Illustrated Atlas, Geographical Statistical, and Historical, of the United States, and the adjacent countries

      Boston & Cincinnati: stereotyped and printed by Fulsom, Wells & Thurston of Cambridge, Mass. for Weeks, Jordan & Co. of Boston and Edward Lucas & Co. of Cincinnati, [1838]. Folio. (19 1/2 x 15 3/4 inches). Engraved additional title with integral hand-coloured decorative pictorial surround, 39 hand-coloured engraved maps and town-plans (34 maps [one double-page], 5 town-plans), by G.W.Boynton and others. Contemporary light brown half morocco over embossed cloth-covered boards, brown morocco title label on the upper cover, lettered in gilt, the spine divided into five compartments by wide semi-raised bands, the bands highlighted with gilt tooling, marbled endpapers. A fine copy of "one of the first American general atlases to supplement the maps with lengthy geographical descriptions" (Ristow), with detailed maps of the 28 States, and including an excellent early map of the Republic of Texas. Martin and Martin, in their entry on Bradford's 1835 map of Texas, also note that "Bradford published a completely new atlas in 1838, in a larger format, and the map of Texas it contained was even more clearly patterned on [Stephen Fuller] Austin's [Map of Texas, published in Philadelphia in 1830]." It was one of the first maps of Texas as a Republic to appear in an atlas. The atlas is made up of a general map of North America, two maps of Canada, a folding map of the United States, 28 maps of States, a map of the Republic of Texas, a map of the islands of the Caribbean and five town-plans of eight U.S. cities (Washington, New Orleans, Louisville and Cincinnati on one sheet, and single sheet plans of Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore). Unlike many atlases of the period, the present work includes extensive text (170pp. in total). Each engraving is accompanied by explanatory articles on the history, economics and geography of the area, as well as a great deal of contemporary statistical information. The provenance is particularly interesting: Theodore Sutton Parvin was born in Cedarville, Cumberland County, N. J., on January 15, 1817; and died June 28, 1901. "He was graduated at Woodward College, Cincinnati, in 1836; he studied law; was private secretary of the first governor of Iowa Territory, Robert Lucas, in 1838, and was the first librarian of that territory. Later he was librarian and professor in the Iowa State University; was a founder of the Iowa State Historical Society in 1857, and for the years 1863-65 was its corresponding secretary and editor. He was the founder, in 1844, of the Iowa Masonic Library, and through his exertions this library has its present building at Cedar Rapids. From its foundation until his death, fifty-seven years, he was its librarian" (Collections of the Minnesota Historical Society, [1905]. vol.X, part II, p.871). Le Gear L33; cf. Martin & Martin p.125; cf. Phillips Atlases 1381

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        Thèse présentée à la faculté des sciences de Paris... Sur les vitesses rélatives de la lumière dans l'air et dans l'eau.Paris: Bachelier, 1853. First edition.

      An exceptionally fine copy of Foucault's rare doctoral thesis on the speed of light, in which he provides a convincing proof for the wave theory of light. Norman 820. <br/><br/> In the 1840s Foucault undertook a series of optical experiments using an apparatus of rotating mirrors to determine the velocity of light. Originally developed by Charles Wheatstone to measure the velocity of electricity, the rotating mirror apparatus had been proposed as an instrument for the measurement of light in 1838 by Dominique-Francois Arago who failed in his own attempts to carry out the experiment. Foucault's initial work was carried out in conjunction with the physicist Armand Hippolyte Louis Fizeau (1819-1896); but a personal dispute broke up their partnership in 1847 and the two collaborators became rivals, working separately on the same problem using the same technique. Both reached the same conclusion, but while Fizeau was the first to obtain, in 1849, a precision measurement of the velocity of light, Foucault pre-empted him in announcing, on 30 April 1850, that light travels faster in air than in water, a decisive argument in favour of the wave theory of light, which by the mid-nineteenth century had become generally accepted. In his thesis Foucault gives a detailed account of his experiment, illustrating his apparatus; it was not until 1862 that he was able to determine a numerical value for the speed of light, of about 298,000 kilometers per second, a figure significantly smaller, and more accurate, than Fizeau's.<br/><br/> Foucault (1819-68) is today best known for the pendulum experiments demonstrating the rotation of the earth which he performed in 1851. Perhaps he considered these experiments to be unsuitable as a thesis topic as the result (the rotation of the earth) was well known to everyone, whereas the results of his air-and-water experiments, though expected by most scientists, were new. <br/><br/> En français dans le texte 270; Norman 820.. 4to (282 x 230 mm), pp. [iv], 35, [1], with one large folding engraved plate. Original printed wrappers, unopened. Marginal corrections to text on pages 3 and 5 (in the author's hand?). Very rare in such fine condition

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        A Geological Map of England & Wales, and Part of Scotland, Showing also the Inland Navigation by Means of Rivers and Canals, with their Elevation in Feet Above the Sea Together with the Rail Roads & Principal Roads.

      Map dimensions 137 x 99 cm, overall dimensions 145 x 101 cm. Large folding geological map with a cross-section of southern England from Land's End to the German Ocean across the lower margin and a further cross-section of the region between St. George's Channel and the North Sea, all vividly coloured according to the strata. Scale: 10 miles to 1 1/8th inch. The map divided into 36 sections and mounted on linen, textured paper to the folded end sections, folds into the original slipcase with the publisher's gilt lettered title label to the upper board. Save for some light wear to the case, an excellent example. The map was first published in 1835 and was frequently updated and reissued using fresh evidence gathered from geological fieldwork. This is the fourth state dated as above, with Knipe's name excised from the title and with the Walkers' address given as No. 9 Castle Street, Holborn.

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        Af en endnu Levendes Papirer. Udgivet mod hans Villie.

      Kjøbenhavn [Copenhagen], 1838. Ubeskåret i nydeligt senere hldrbd. af vinrød oaseged m. rygforgyldn. og skindtitelfelt på forperm. (Oscar Jacobsen). Lettere brunplettet. X + 79pp. Uncut in a very nice later halfleatherbdg. of dark red morocco w. green marbled paper and dark red gilt leather-title-label on front board. Gilt lines to back. (Oscar Jacobsen). Some brownspotting. X + 79pp.. Originaludgaven af Kierkegaards debut, -værket i hvilket han skarpt kritiserer H.C. Andersen, og i hvilket inspirationen fra Poul Martin Møller (til hvem han dedikerede værket "Begrebet Angest" - den eneste uden for familien, der er blevet beæret med en trykt dedikation af Kierkegaard) formenlig er tydeligst at spore. Den specielle titel kan med en vis rimelighed siges at hentyde til en villet videreførelse af den beundrede og på tidspunktet for udgivelsen netop afdøde Poul Martin Møllers nærmest upublicerede produktion. Den "endnu Levende" skulle således være "Danmarks Gæde i Glæden over Danmark", "Mindet i den danske Sommer", Poul Martin Møller, den mand, der ved sin person har inspireret Kierkegaard mere end nogen anden. Himmelstrup 6.First edition of Kierkegaard's first work; -the work in which he sharply critisizes Hans Christian Andersen and ridicules the genre of fairy tales in general

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        The Art of Deer-Stalking; illustrated by a Narrative of a Few Days' Sport in the Forest of Atholl, with some Account of the Nature of the Red Deer, and a Description of the Scotch Forests. SPLENDID COPY IN PERIOD BINDING

      John Murray, 1838. Roy. 8vo., First Edition, with an engraved frontispiece by Landseer, engraved and printed titles, fine engraved title-vignette by Landseer, 10 fine tinted plates lithographed by Hullmandel and line illustrations in the text, frontispiece and engraved title very lightly foxed (with minimal effect on engraved images), some very light occasional foxing (mainly marginal) and offsetting from the plates as often; most handsomely bound in full nineteenth-century crushed broad-grain green morocco, sides with decorative filigree border in gilt enclosing a triple frame border in gilt, back gilt extra with five raised bands, compartments tooled in gilt to an ornate floral design, gilt top, board edges filleted with gilt rule, doublures framed with broad and elaborate gilt filigree pattern, marbled endpapers, uncut, a splendid and highly desirable copy. With the engraved armorial bookplate of Daniel Cooper and the mid-nineteenth trade ticket of Steedman of Newcastle. Dedicated by Scrope to the Duchess of Atholl, this classic work is a mainstay of any sporting library. Schwerdt II, pp. 154-5.

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        Illustrations of the Fossil Conchology of Great Britain and Ireland, with Descriptions and Localities of all the Species.

      London, Smith, Elder, and Co., (1838-) 1849. Large 4to. Later full solid cloth. (Bookplate of Westfield College Library, 1964). VIII,273,(1) pp. + Errata (1) pp. and 117 engraved plates (each with many figs., numb. 1-98 + 19 bis). Plates drawn by Brown with different engravers. 16 of the plates are handcoloured. Light occasional browning. Most of the plates having the latin names added in a neath small handwriting.. First edition of this profusely illustrated work on fossil conchs. - BMC (NH) I:p. 261 (the copy listed here having 15 handcoloured plates, so probably only the first fasc. of the work was handcoloured)

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        A COMPLETE COLLECTION OF SØREN KIERKEGAARD'S WORKS - ALL FIRST EDITIONS (33).

      København, 1838-59. 1) Af en endnu Levendes Papirer. Udgivet mod hans Villie. K., 1838.Cont. black hcalf w. gilt lines on back. Internally extraordinarily clean. Himmelstrup 6.2) Om Begrebet Ironi med stadigt Hensyn til Socrates. K., 1841. Bound w. the 4 pages of Thesis in a nice cont. black/ brown hcalf w. red leather title-label on back, back gilt. First five leaves brownspotted, otherwise very clean. Himmelstrup 8.3) Enten-Eller. Et Livs=Fragment. Udgivet af Victor Eremita. 2 Dele. Første Deel indeholdende A.'s Papirer. Anden Deel, indeholdende B.'s Papirer, Breve til A. K., 1843. Bound w. both half-title pages, often lacking, in two cont. black hcalfs, backs gilt (Chr. Bøgh). A very good copy. Himmelstrup 20. 4) Frygt og Bæven. Dialektisk Lyrik af Johannes de silentio. K., 1843. Beautiful cont. black hcalf, back richly gilt. W. minor cracking to hinges at top and bottom. A bit brownspotted. Bound w. Begrebet Angest. Andet Oplag. K., 1855. Himmelstrup 48.5) Gjentagelsen. Et Forsøg i den experimenterende Psychologi af Constantin Constantius. K., 1843. Later marbled cardboard-bdg. w. leather title-label on back. A bit brownspotted. Himmelstrup 53. 6) Philosophiske Smuler eller en Smule Philosophi. Af Johannes Climacus. K., 1844. Later marbled cardboard-bdg. w. black leather title-label on back. Himmelstrup 62. 7) Begrebet Angest. En simpel psychologisk = paapegende Overveielse i Retning af det dogmatiske Problem om Arvesynden af Vigilius Haufniensis. K., 1844. Very nice later black hcalf w. gilt lines on back (Rigmor Birkedal Kragh). Mint condition. Himmelstrup 68.8) Forord. Morskabslæsning for enkelte Stænder efter Tid og Leilighed af Nicolaus Notabene. K., 1844. Later marbled cardboard-bdg. W. black leather title-label on back. Himmelstrup 70.9) Tre Taler ved tænkte Leiligheder. K., 1845. Very nice later hcalf w. richly gilt back in old style. (Rigmor Birkedal Kragh). Near mint condition. Himmelstrup 76. 10) Stadier paa Livets Vei. Studier af Forskjellige. Sammenbragte, befordrede til Trykken og udgivne af Hilarius Bogbinder. K., 1845. Cont. black hcalf, back gilt. Capitals and hinges w. traces of use, otherwise a nice and clean copy w. very few brown spots. Himmelstrup 78. 11) Atten opbyggelige Taler. K., 1843 - 45. Bound w. all separate titlepages, and the joint titlepage in a beautiful cont. black hcalf w. richly gilt back. Back somewhat worn. Internally near mint condition. Consists of: a) To opb. Taler, 1843. b) Tre opb. Taler, 1843. c) Fire opb. Taler, 1843. d) To opb. Taler, 1844. e) Tre opb. Taler, 1844. f) Fire opb. Taler, 1844. Himmelstrup 85. 12) Afsluttende uvidenskabelig Efterskrift til de philosophiske Smuler. Mimisk=pathetisk=dialektisk Sammenskrift, Existentielt Indlæg af Johannes Climacus. K., 1846. Uncut in a nice solid cont. dark brown hcalf, back gilt. Owner's name on title-page. Excellent, large, clean copy. Himmelstrup 90. 13) En literair Anmeldelse. To Tidsaldre, Novelle af Forfatteren til "en Hverdagshistorie," udgiven af J.L. Heiberg. Kbhv. Reitzel. 1845, Anmeldt af S. Kierkegaard. K., 1846. Later black hcalf (Anker Kyster). Old owner's name crossed out on title-page, otherwise a very clean copy. Himmelstrup 100. 14) Opbyggelige Taler i forskjellig Aand. K., 1847. Bound with all individual titlepages and the joint titlepage in a cont. black hcalf, back worn. First and last leaves w. minor brownspotting, otherwise very clean. Consists of: a) En Leiligheds=Tale. b) Hvad man lærer af Lilierne paa Marken og Himmelens Fugle. Tre Taler. c) Lidelsernes Evangelium. Christelige Taler. Himmelstrup 101.15) Kjerlighedens Gjerninger. Nogle Christelige Overveielser i Talers Form. Første - Anden Følge (all). K., 1847. Cont. dark brown hcalf, back gilt, hinges neatly repaired. Some brownspotting. Himmelstrup 105.16) Christelige Taler. K., 1848. Bound w. all individual title-pages and the joint title-page in a very nice cont. dark and light brown hcalf. w decorative backgilding. Back w. a few traces of use. Here and there brownspotted. Consists of: a) Hedningenes Bekymringer. b) Stemninger i Lidelsers Strid. c) Tanker, som saare bagfra - til Opbyggelse. d) Taler ved Altergangen om Fredagen. With all individual titlepages and the joint titlepage. Himmelstrup 110.17) Lilien paa Marken og Fuglen under Himlen. Tre Gudelige Taler. K., 1849. Beautiful later black hcalf. w. richly gilt back in old style (Rigmor Birkedal Kragh). A little brownspotted. Himmelstrup 113. 18) Tvende ethisk-religieuse Smaa-Afhandlinger af H.H. K., 1849. Later marbled green and black cardboardbdg. W. black leather title-label on back (Rigmor Birkedal Kragh). Clean copy. Himmelstrup 116.19) Sygdommen til Døden. En Christelig psychologisk Udvikling til Opbyggelse og Opvækkelse af Anti-Climacus. K., 1849. Beautiful later black hcalf w. richly gilt back in old style (Rigmor Birkedal Kragh). A bit brownspotted. Himmelstrup 119.20) "Ypperstepræsten" - "Tolderen" - "Synderinden", tre Taler ved Altergangen om Fredagen. K., 1849. Unbound, nice copy w. minor brownspotting. Himmelstrup 120. 21) Indøvelse i Christendom. Af Anti-Climacus. Nr. I. II. III. K., 1850. Beautiful later black hcalf. w. richly gilt back in old style. Some leaves a bit brownspotted. Himmelstrup 121. 22) En opbyggelig Tale.K., 1850. Nice cont. black hcalf w. title in gold on front-board. Brownspotted. Himmelstrup 128. 23) To Taler ved Altergangen om Fredagen. K., 1851. + Om min Forfatter=Virksomhed. K., 1851. + Til Selvprøvelse. Samtiden anbefalet. K., 1851. + Guds Uforanderlighed. En Tale. K., 1855. Bound in one cont. dark brown hcloth. Capitals and front-hinge somewhat worn. Brownspotted. Himmestrup 130 + 132 + 136 + 200. 24) Dette skal siges; saa være det da sagt. K., 1855. Elegant black cardboard-bdg. W. red leather title-label on front-board. Clean. Himmelstrup 177.25) Øieblikket. Nr. 1-9. K., 1855. Beautiful later black hcalf w. richly gilt back in old style (Rigmor Birkedal Kragh). Here and there a bit brownspotted. All 9 in 1. ed., which is rare. Himmelstrup 180. 26) Hvad Christus dømmer om officiel Christendom. K., 1855. Bound uncut in an elegant marbled cardboardbdg. w. gilt black leather title-label on front-board (Rigmor Birkedal Kragh), mint condition. Himmelstrup 199. 27) Bladartikler, med Bilag samlede efter Forfatterens Død, udgivne som Supplement til hans øvrige Skrifter af R. Nielsen. K., 1857. Beautiful later black hcalf w. richly gilt back in old style (Rigmor Birkedal Kragh). Mint condition. Himmelstrup 272. 28) En Bladartikel, udgiven som Anhang til "S. Kierkegaards Bladartikler." K., 1859. Bound uncut w. the orig. wrappers in an elegant marbled cardboard-bdg. w. red gilt leather title-label on front-board (Rigmor Birkedal Kragh). Mint condition. Himmelstrup 287 29) Synspunktet for min Forfatter=Virksomhed. En ligefrem Meddelelse, Rapport til Historien. K., 1859. Beautiful later black hcalf w. richly gilt back in old style (Rigmor Birkedal Kragh). A few leaves a bit b

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        Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi. Edited by ''BOZ.'' With Illustrations by George Cruikshank. In Two Volumes.

      London; Richard Bentley, 1838. First edition, first printing. 8:o. [xix] + (1), 288 + 7 plates & [ix] + 263, (1) pp. + 6 plates. With 36 pp. advertisements at end of vol. II. Original pink embossed cloth with gilt title on spine. Yellow endpapers. The cloth darkened, soiled and worn at extremities. Minor tears along the rear joints. Bindings are perfectly tight. A small hole in pp. 183/184 of the first volume, affecting a punctuation, and one in top margin of pp. 273/274. Contemporary owner's signature on front paste-down of the second volume. Contents strikingly clean, with occasional light stains and a few minimal tears in margins. First printing without the border on the last plate. ''In the second issue a very crude attempt was made to 'improve' Cruikshank's drawing by surrounding it with a grotesque border.'' (Eckel p. 141). Contains twelve plates with imprints by Cruikshank; the frontispiece was engraved after a painting by Samuel Raven. Dickens edited this biography of the famous clown Joseph Grimaldi (1778-1837), and he probably wrote the introduction and the concluding chapter himself. Eckel pp. 140-142

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        Influenza degli imperatori di casa d'austria nelle vicende d'italia dall elezione di roodolfo d'asburgo fino ai nostri giorni. commentario storico con tavole e descrizione del duomo di milano addobbato per l'incoronazione lombardo-veneta di s.m.i.r.a. rodolfo primo. milano, a spese dell'editore a. arzione, 1838.

      In 4, [mm. 310 x 223], pp. (8) - 135 - (3), con i ritratti di Ferdinando primo e Maria Carolina disegnati da Demaurizio ed incisi da Gandini, in fine due tavole che mostrano il ricco adobbo all'interno del Duomo di Milano ed il grande trono con baldacchino, incise da A Lenzani. Il frontespizio è decorato da una vignetta che mostra la corona di ferro. Le pagine sono incorniciate da una ricca cornice a riquadri esagonali - decorati da trofei d'armi e vegetali - e quadrati con gli stemmi della casata e gli ordini onorifici. Ai quattro angoli i qadrati hanno la corona imperiale. Legatura in mezza pelle marmorizzata con titolo in verticale al dorso assai più grande del volume [mm. 374 x 250] di cui all'interno è conservata la copertina anteriore in brochure originale. Risguardi marmorizzati su cui sono incollate le carte bianche del volume. Abrasioni ai piatti ed alle cerniere.Esemplare in buono stato con foxing dovuto al tipo di carta. Da segnalare uno strappo alle pp. 17-18 che interessa anche le prime righe del testo senza tuttavia ledere la lettura ed un altro all'angolo di pp. 115-116. Rovinati dall'uso, di certo anche dalle meditazioni del proprietario, gli angoli in basso. Gocce di inchiostro alle pagine. Al risguardo anteriore nota: Vieusseux Bibl[ioteca] Conse[ervati]va.Al risguardo posteriore etichetta: Francesco Carocci legatore di libri del Gabinetto Scientifico e Letterario del Sig. G. P. Vieusseux- Esso riceve altresì lavoro da chiunque voglia favorirlo, promettendo di sodisfar con precisione, prontezza, e discretezza nei prezzi. Abita in via Malborghetto sul Canto del Campuccio presso il Giardino Torrigiani N. 2908. Firenze. Opera smaccatamente celebrativa ed encomiastica, a partire dalla dedica che l'editore Antonio Arzione fa Agli Eccelsi Principi che di loro presenza fanno più solenne e memorando il VI Setembre MDCCCXXXVIII in cui l'Imperatore Ferdinando I Imperatore sovrano incomparabile per rettitudine clemenza religione fregia della Sacra Corona Longobarda l'Augusto suo Crine.L'opera comincia con un saggio sull'influenza degli Imperatori d'Austria sull'Italia, a partire da Rodolfo d'Asburgo incoronato nel 1273 fino a Ferdinando ed al padre di questi, Francesco I ,che regnò fino al 1835. In fine appendice con il Quadro degli acquisti e delle perdite fatte dalla casa d'Austria in Italia. Alla descrizione del Duomo il giorno dell'inaugurazione seguono tre poesie dello stesso Cantù sulla giornata e poi notizie storiche sulla corona di ferro conservata a Monza con l'elenco dei sovrani ed Imperatori d'Occidente e le date delle incoronazioni. Ignazio Cantù nacque a HYPERLINK "/wiki/Brivio"Brivio il HYPERLINK "/wiki/5_dicembre"5 dicembre HYPERLINK "/wiki/1810"1810, fratello minore del più celebre Cesare, fu scrittore prolifico, dopo gli studi a Sondrio e Come dove poi divenne anche insegnante, iniziò a pubblicare dapprima su riviste e periodici passando quindi ad opere più impegnative come Le vicende della Brianza e de' paesi circonvicini del 1835-36 e scrivendo poi opere di carattere geografico alternate a ricerche storiche come il romanzo Il marchese Annibale Porrone del 1842 e la Storia ragionata e documentata della rivoluzione lombarda, 1848). Che faceva seguito a Gli ultimi cinque giorni degli austriaci in Milano, pubblicato appena di carattere educativo. Morì a Monza il 20 aprile 1877. Esemplare appartenuto ad un patriota a giudicare dalle ricchissime postille che accompagnano varie pagine del testo a cominciare dal nome dell'autore aggiunto sia alla copertina che al frontespizio. Il proprietario del volume con calligrafia ottocentesca rimprovera più volte, nel corso dell'opera l'autore per la sua eccessiva piaggeria nei confronti di Ferdinando Primo e degli Austriaci, a cominciare dalla copertina dove aggiunge di seguito a Commentario storico il nome dell'autore e poi con un rimando: Avvertesi che il professore cavaliere sullodato è proprio fratello, di carne di sangue e di ossa del prof. Cav. Cesare Cantù stori

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        Itineraire de rome et de ses environs redige' par a. nibby... d'apres celui de feu m. vasi. rome, valentini, 1838-39.

      Due volumi legati in uno di cm. 17,5, pp. (4) xl, 266 (2); (4) 324. Con due piante ripiegate e 40 tavole di vedute e spaccati d'edifici. Il tutto inciso in rame su tavole fuori testo. Bella legatura coeva in piena pelle verde, dorso liscio con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro, piatti inquadrati da cornici in oro e con fregi a secco centrali. Sguardie e tagli marmorizzati. Bell'esemplare, in perfetto stato di conservazione ed impreziosito da una legatura molto elegante.

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        Traite pratique des maladies veneriennes

      Rouvier... Paris: Rouvier..., 1838. 1st edition. No Dust Jacket. Ricord, Philippe (1800-1889). Traite pratique des maladies veneriennes. . . . 8vo. [4], 808pp. Paris: Rouvier & Le Bouvier, 1838. 226 x 142 mm. (uncut). Modern quarter morocco, marbled boards in period style; original printed wrappers bound in. Light foxing, but very good. First Edition. Garrison-Morton 2381 & 5202. Ricord re-established the specific character of syphilis (after his predecessors John Hunter and J.-F. Hernandez), distinguishing it from gonorrhea and other venereal diseases. He divided syphilis into primary, secondary and tertiary stages, described vaginal, uterine and urethral chancres, and showed that patients with syphilis were resistant to re-infection. Quetel, History of Syphilis, pp. 109-12.

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        Table of the Logarithms of the Natural Numbers from 1 to 108000,

      third edition second [?] impression, xx, 202pp plus final leaf with publisher's imprint, two line errata on verso title, on buttercup yellow paper, tall octavo, contemporary polished calf, an excellent tall copy, London, Knight, 1838. Photograph available on request. Van Sinderen 33: this edition not listed - all editions are very rare in commerce. This edition not in the British Library. This key book was a major effort to print in stereotype - for protection against errors - a really accurate set of the logarithmic tables. Babbage was obsessed by the need for such accuracy and was concerned that such tables should be easily and accurately read - hence the yellow paper (copies are known also on green and on buff paper). It was the necessity to mechanise calculation for tables that were totally accurate that was the major impetus to Babbage's construction of the Difference Engine. The idea of a machine to perform calculation and tabulation automatically was a milestone in the history of computing. "Babbage designed his Difference Engine no. 1 to mechanize production of mathematical tables such as these. However, when Babbage undertook the production of these tables in 1826 he had only a small model of the machine. Babbage did not have a working portion of the Difference Engine no. 1 until 1832, and even that was insufficient to compute mathematical tables. Because of his inability to mechanize table production Babbage did not attempt to compute new tables, Instead, to assure the greatest accuracy possible, the proofs of these tables were checked a total of nine times against the tables of Callet, Hutton, Vega, Briggs, Gardiner, and Taylor, with the result that only nine errors were found in the first edition. These were corrected in the second edition of 1831, and no further errors were found in the tables in any of the later editions. To insure maximum legibility and ease of use, Babbage gave careful consideration to the tables' typography, printing several test sheets on different colors of paper to discover which was the least fatiguing to the eye. The first edition (1827) was printed on a yellow-tinted paper, as were some copies of the third edition." (Origins of Cyberspace). Hook & Norman, Origins of Cyberspace, 50.

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        Album Pittoresque du Nord. Tableaux des costumes moeurs et usages des paysans de la Suède. Par C. Forsell, premier graveur du roi.

      Londres & Berlin. A. Asher. 1838. Folio (36 x 27,5 cm). Engraved title + printed title + 23 pp + (1p) + 1 leaf of music + 15 plates. The plate "Ackia" is listed as "Kaitum III" in the index. Engraved title reads "Le Bijou du Nord". Inscription inside front cover reads i translation "Given to Carl Axel Fredric Gyllenkrok as a memory of his grandfather (...) 16 Sep. 1839." Contemporary blind stamped binding. Title and edges in gilt. Large margins. Binding a bit worn and faded. Front fly leaf missing. A few pages loose with slight damage. Nice copy.. The book shows swedish costumes in beautiful handcolouring. This is the rare abriged french version of Forsells "Ett år i Sverige" (One year in Sweden). It contains the plates 15 to 29 of the original swedish edition, which was published in 1827-(35) with 48 plates. A french edition, also with 48 plates was published in 1836. All editions use the same plates and the same colouring. The book is known to be one of the most beautiful plate book ever published in Sweden, a centerpiece of swedish book art. "Album Pittoresque du Nord" is rarely seen on the market. The plates: Ierfsö I; Ierfsö II; Kaitum I; Ackia; Kaitum II; Kaitum III; Fiellen; Wingåker I; Gripsholm; Wingåker II; Wingåker III; Wingåker IV; Wingåker VI; Wingåker V; Gripsholm II; Kind. Colas 1092; Lipperheide 1048; Hiler 322; Brunet II 1346

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        Voyages de Gulliver, dans des Contrées Lointaines. Edition Illustrée par Grandville.

      Paris: Furne et Cie, Libraires-Éditeurs & H. Fournier Ainé, Éditeur, 1838.. Two volumes, 8vo, lxx, 279, (1); (iv), 319, (1) pp. Frontispiece in volume I and nearly 400 engravings in the text, some light foxing, marbled endpapers. Attractively bound in contemporary full calf, signed "Capé" at the foot of the spine of volume I, covers with triple gilt rules and blind stamped decorations, spines with gilt tooling and morocco labels, a.e.g., light rubbing to joints and edges else a very good set. A finely bound edition of a famous book. Regarded as a forerunner of the surrealists and an influence on Lewis Carroll and John Tenniel, Grandville's caricaturist's style is well suited to the bizarre images that Swift's satire calls up.

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        Skandinaviska Nordens ur-invånare, ett försök i komparativa ethnografien och ett bidrag till menniskoslägtets utvecklings-historia.

      Första delen, innehållande beskrifning öfver de vilda ur-folkens redskap, hus, grifter och lefnadssätt m.m. samt utkast till beskrifning öfver en i forntiden hit inflyttad kimbrisk koloni. Med vid pass 280 lithografierade figurer. Lund, Berlingska boktryckeriet, 1838-43. 4:o. (6),VIII,I-VIII,96,1-16,1-31,(1 blank),1-56,1-4,1-24 s. & 3 rättelselappar av olika storlek & 20 litograferade plr, varav flera utvikbara. Svart prydligt hfrbd från 1900-talets andra hälft med upphöjda bind och guldornerad rygg. Rödstänkta snitt. Liten fläck på en av planscherna och en plansch med liten reva. Små prydliga rättelser i blyerts. Med Karl XV:s förgyllda pärmexlibris som hertig infällt från bokens ursprungliga band på frampärmen och dennes ngt beskurna stpl på titelbladet samt Gunnar Brusewitz exlibris.. Sjögren figur 405 för pärmexlibriset och 439 för stämpeln. Planscherna signerade J. Boström och M. Körner. Utgavs häftesvis och endast denna första del om stenåldern utkom av denna upplaga. En utvidgad andra upplaga utkom 1862-66, vilken upptog även bronsåldern. En engelsk upplaga utkom 1868 och en tredje upplaga trycktes 1872. I detta exemplar återfinns två senare tecknade avbildningar av stenyxor medbundna, den ena signerad "L. N.". Sven Nilsson (1787-1883) var naturforskare, arkeolog och kyrkoherde. "Skandinaviska Nordens ur-invånare", Nilssons huvudarbete som arkeolog, är som titeln antyder ett försök att utifrån arkeologi, sägner och andra källor bestämma den skandinaviska halvöns tidigaste innevånare. Arbetet innehåller bl.a. vidlyftiga spekulationer utifrån formerna på forntida kranier (inspirerade av Anders Retzius) och författaren argumenterar för att samerna tjänat som förebild för folksagans dvärgar. "Svenskt biografisk lexikon" skriver att Nilsson i föreliggande arbete uppnådde "uppmärksammade men för senare forskning ej bärkraftiga resultat"

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        Beiträge zur praktischen Akustik als Nachtrag zur Fortepiano- und Orgelbaukunst.

      Mit 2 gefalt. lithograph. Tafeln. V, 1 Bl., 51 S., 2 Bll. - II. ders., Theoretisch-praktisches Handbuch der Orgelbaukunst. Zweite verb. Ausgabe. Ebda., 1843. Mit 8 gefalt. lithograph. Tafeln. VIII, 137 S. HLdr. d. Zt., jeweils mit den eingeb. Orig.-Broschuren. Zwei seltene Werke zur Orgelbaukunst, verfasst durch den "Facteur de Pianos et d`Orgues in Bern" Carl Kützing, der die Erkenntnisse Chladnis in seinen Abhandlungen stark berücksichtigt. - Etwas berieben, oberes Rückenende mit kleiner Fehlstelle. Die Tafeln des zweiten Werkes durch Fehlfaltungen tls. etwas knittrig. Tls. etwas stockfleckig.

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        Balzac illustré. La peau de chagrin. Études sociales.

      Paris. H. Delloye, Victor Lecou, Éditeurs, Rue des Filles-Saint-Thomas, 13, place de la Course. 1838. 4:o. (4),402,(2 last blank) pp. Title with vignette showing a man being pulled backward by skeleton, armed with a scythe, and 100 steel engraved vignettes in the text after drawings by Adam, Baron, Boulanger, Charlet, Daviid, DevEria, Fragonard, Gavarni, Grandville, Grent, Janet-Lange, Johannot, Raffet, Vernet, et. al. Two portraits, Pauline and Foedora, after Janet-Lange and Marckl, engraved by Félicie Fournier, née Monsaldy, with names of the artists in dry-point, p. 149 and 287. Dark blue morocco backed boards, corner pieces of green vellum. Spine gilt in compartments. Light wear to head of spine. Stamp with initials on title, lower right hand corner. 26 x 17 cm

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        Histoire de la grandeur et de la décadence de César Birotteau. Nouvelle scène de la vie parisienne. 2 Tomes.

      Paris, Chez l'éditeur, 3, Rue Coq-Héron, (Presses mécon de Boulé et Cie), 1838. 8vo. One cont. (or a bit later) brown hcloth w. gilt title on back. Some brownspotting. On fine, white paper. W. both half-titles and advertisements.. First edition of one of Balzac's major novels. Not common. Carteret I:73

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        The Oriental Portfolio

      London: Smith, Elder & Co, 1838-1840. 2 original parts, folio. (21 3/4 x 14 7/8 inches). Letterpress titles to both parts. 1 tinted lithographic additional title by T.H. Pitt after Bacon, printed by Lefevre, 10 tinted lithographic plates (9 after Bacon's sketches worked up by Dibdin (7) or Roberts (2), 1 after Stephanoff; lithographed by W. Gauci (5), A. Picken (1), Louis Haghe (2), W. Walton (1) and Hullmandel (1)), each with a leaf of explanatory letterpress text. Unbound as issued within original burgundy cloth portfolios, upper covers blocked in gilt with the title, the British Royal arms and a dedication to Queen Victoria, cloth ties, cream glazed pastedwons and flaps, all contained within a single modern red morocco-backed red cloth-covered box, spine gilt. An exceptional copy of this very rare work: the first edition in the original parts The present first edition was reissued in one volume with the same title in 1841: a work with which the present work is often confused. There is no record of a complete copy of this work in parts selling at auction in over 30 years. David Roberts and Thomas Dibdin prepared drawings after Thomas Bacon's sketches. Together they "transmuted Bacon's charming originals into splendid designs of true 1830s orientalism" (Archer & Lightbown)." "Thomas Bacon, a Lieutenant in the Bengal Horse Artillery, ... served in India for about five years until 1836 ... The Oriental Portfilio visually recalls Bacon's travels in India." (Scenic Splendours p. 68). Horace Hayman Wilson pointed out in the preface how much this work, complete with full explanatory text, was needed, as very little of note had been published since the Daniells' work of forty years earlier. Events proved him wrong: no more then the present two parts were ever completed, and they remain as a hint of what might have been: "it is greatly to be regretted then that The Portfolio expired after its second number in 1840, for if completed Roberts and his associates might have left us an India equal in sensitiveness and suggestiveness with his Spain, Palestine, and Egypt" (Archer & Lightbown). Not in Abbey; Archer & Lightbown India Observed pp.122-6, 149-50 nos 183-4 (1841 reissue only); P. Godrej & P. Rohatgi Scenic Splendours pp.68-69

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