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2019-08-18 08:49:48
Samuel Curtis; Sir William Jackson Hooker
London: Printed by Edward Couchman for Samuel Curtis, 1839. Curtis's Botanical Magazine; or Flower Garden Displayed: In Which the most Ornamental FOREIGN PLANTS cultivated in the Open Ground, the Green-House, and the Stove, are accurately represented and coloured. To which are added, THEIR NAMES, CLASS, ORDER, GENERIC AND SPECIFIC CHARACTERS, ACCORDING TO THE SYSTEM OF LINNAEUS; Their Places of Growth, Times of Flowering, and most approved Methods of Culture. Samuel Curtis; Sir William Jackson Hooker. Volume XII of the New Series, or Vol. LXV. of the whole Work, bound with Volume XIII of the New Series, or Vol. LXVI. of the whole Work. London: Printed by Edward Couchman for the proprietor, Samuel Curtis, at the Botanical Magazine Warehouse, "And to be had of all Booksellers in Town and Country.", 1839, 1840; 3626-3770. Thick 8vo, two volumes bound together, unpaginated, textual commentary, index; contemporary boards, later rebacking; marbled endpapers. Upper pastedown bearing well executed bookplate of the Koch Botanical Library [now the Koch Library of Botany]/ Tulane University of Louisiana, featuring artwork by Vera Morel circa 1910. Complete with 146 NF hand-colored botanical copper plates, 23 of which are double fold-outs. "(3728) Caladium Petiolatum. Long-Stalked Caladium: Tubers of this singular plant were dug up in the Island of Fernando Po, by Mr. Boultbee, Jun., and sent to his father, Joseph Boultbee, Esq., Springfield, Knowle, Birmingham, in whose stove they blossomed in 1832, and who kindly transmitted me a drawing and a tuber, which latter has flowered readily … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: 504antiquariyat [Gretna, Louisiana, US]
2019-08-18 03:55:09
SMITH, Joseph B., after
Endicott, New York, 1839. Hand-colored lithograph by Endicott after Smith. Sheet size: 22 1/4 x 34 1/2 inches. Rare, large-format hand colored lithograph of a Methodist camp meeting. The first Methodist camp meeting at Sing-Sing was held in 1832 and continued for nearly a century. In its first decade, as depicted here, the meeting saw upwards of 10,000 attendees per day.
Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA) [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2019-08-17 02:44:27
ADAMS, John Quincy
New York: Samuel Colman, 1839. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a handsome binding. Bound in recent full forest green morocco leather without the original wraps and endpapers; 136 pages. Illustrated with a frontispiece depicting the Inauguration of Washington at the Old City Hall. INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the half-title page in ink: "Hon. Richard Fletcher/from/John Quincy Adams." Books inscribed by Adams are scarce. Typically one sees Adams's Oration on Lafayette signed on a separate slip pasted into the book. The first child of a president to become a president, the first president to be a published poet, and the first president to be photographed, Adams was certainly one of our most intelligent presidents and one of the greatest humanitarians to hold that office. He is perhaps best known for two accomplishments outside his term: the authorship as Secretary of State of the Monroe Doctrine and his heroic, successful argument before the Supreme Court to free the Amistad slaves. Richard Fletcher was a fellow member of the 25th Congress from Massachusetts with Adams. In his diary Adams recounts how Fletcher came under fire for criticizing the Ways and Means Committee for being under the control of the White House. Fletcher was widely quoted about his disdain for the committee, and Adams defended his colleague's views, coming under fire himself. Fletcher's outspokenness would eventually lead him out of Congress, and he later became a Massachusetts Supreme Court Justice.
Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA [U.S.A.]
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2019-08-16 22:44:31
M. Rollin
Glasgow: Printed for Thomas Tegg, 1839, Eighteenth Edition. Fine 6 volume set in matching contemporary half leather/marbled bindings. Profusely illustrated with 11 maps. Spine with gilt titles on maroon label edged in gilt, gilt floral design to the lower ¾ of the spine. Vol. I – ii, (contents of the six volumes), iv, (contents of volume one), cliii, preface and chronological table, 315pp + Engraved portrait frontispiece of Rollin and 2 folding maps and 1 folding plan; Vol. II – v, 466pp, 4 folding maps; Vol. III – vi, 461pp, 1 folding map; Vol. IV – v, 445pp, 1 folding map; Vol. V – vi, 460pp, 1 folding map; Vol. VI – vi, 494pp, 1 folding map; Charles Rollin (January 30, 1661 in Paris - December 14, 1741 in Paris) was a French historian and educator. Rollin was the son of a cutler, and at the age of 22 was made a master in the Collège du Plessis. In 1694 he was rector of the University of Paris, rendering great service among other things by reviving the study of Greek. He held that post for two years instead of one, and in 1699 was appointed principal of the Collège de Beauvais. Rollin's literary work dates chiefly from the later years of his life, when he had been forbidden to teach. His once famous Ancient History (Histoire Ancienne) (12 vols.) (Paris, 1730 38), and the less generally read Roman History (Histoire Romaine) (only five of nine volumes finished by the time of his death), were avowed compilations, uncritical and somewhat inaccurate. But they instructed and interested, generation after generation. A more original and really important work was his Traité des ét … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Louis88Books [Andover, United Kingdom]
2019-08-16 16:55:18
Karl Bodmer
London, 1839. This is one Bodmer's most famous images: the only depiction he made of both his sponsor, Prince Maximilian, and of himself. The travelers spent the winter of 1833-1834 at Fort Clark, between the Knife and Heart rivers in the territory of the Mandan and Hidatsa Tribes, Bodmer here shows their first meeting with the Hidatsas outside the palisade fortification of the fort; a carefully composed image ably portraying the wary curiosity with which the representatives of two very different ways of life greeted each other. Bodmer stands, top-hatted, to the far right, Prince Maximilian is next to him, Dreidoppel is visible behind the two of them. The individuals amongst the Hidatsa include Ahschüpsa Masihichsi (`Chief of the Pointed Horn') whom Bodmer had painted on 28 February 1834. --- This rare engraving is from Karl Bodmer's "Travels in the Interior of North America". The work was published in Paris, Coblentz and London between 1839 and 1842. The aquatint engraving was completed by Alex Manceau after Karl Bodmer with blindstamp. --- Karl Bodmer's images show great versatility and technical virtuosity and give us a uniquely accomplished and detailed picture of a previously little understood (and soon to vanish) way of life. Swiss-born Bodmer was engaged by Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied specifically to provide a record of his travels in North America, principally among the Plains Indians. --- In the company of David Dreidoppel (Prince Maximilian's servant and hunting companion), their travels in North America were to last from 1832 to 1834. They arrived in Boston … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books [Franklin, TN, U.S.A.]
2019-08-15 20:13:07
CUSTINE Astolphe de
Paris: CUSTINE Astolphe de, 1839. First edition.Half calf, corners slightly bumped, contemporary Romantic bindings.A little light spotting, not serious.Rare and nice copy complete with its folding plate int the volume IV. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Paris Rare Books and Manuscripts (paris-rare-books) [France, FR]
2019-08-14 00:50:10
Stietz, Oberst G.
Carlsruhe, Frommel und Winkles, 1839. Originaler Kupferstich / Original Engraving. Beautifully Framed. Size of frame with engraving: 58 cm x 67.5 cm. Size of the engraving: 32,5 x 45 cm. Excellent condition. Sehr guter Originalzustand. Marburg is a university town in the German federal state (Bundesland) of Hesse, capital of the Marburg-Biedenkopf district (Landkreis). The town area spreads along the valley of the river Lahn and has a population of approximately 72,000. Having been awarded town privileges in 1222, Marburg served as capital of the landgraviate of Hessen-Marburg during periods of the fifteenth to seventeenth centuries. The University of Marburg was founded in 1527 and dominates the public life in the town to this day. Like many settlements, Marburg developed at the crossroads of two important early medieval highways: the trade route linking Cologne and Prague and the trade route from the North Sea to the Alps and on to Italy, the former crossing the river Lahn here. The settlement was protected and customs were raised by a small castle built during the ninth or tenth century by the Giso. Marburg has been a town since 1140, as proven by coins. From the Gisos, it fell around that time to the Landgraves of Thuringia, residing on the Wartburg above Eisenach. In 1228, the widowed princess-landgravine of Thuringia, Elizabeth of Hungary, chose Marburg as her dowager seat, as she did not get along well with her brother-in-law, the new landgrave. The countess dedicated her life to the sick and would become after her early death in 1231, aged 24, one of the most promin … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Inanna Rare Books Ltd. [Ireland]
2019-08-13 17:57:16
CABET, E.
Hippolyte Souverain, 1839. First edition, Published in a Very Limited Number of Copies for Distribution Among Friends [CABET, Etienne]. Voyage et Aventures de Lord Villiam Carisdall en Icarie. Traduits de l'Anglais de Francis Adams par Th. Dufruit. Paris: Hippolyte Souverain, 1840 [1839]. First edition, published in 1839 in a very limited number of copies for distribution among friends only. In 1840 the work appeared under its generally known title, Voyage en Icarie, with the name of the author on the title. Two volumes. [4], 402 (misnumbered 378); [4], 510 pp. On both titles the name William has been misprinted Villiam. Modern half morocco, marbled sides, gilt lettering to spine by Lobstein-Laurenchet. Repair to the 'Table des Chapitres' of Volume I, without loss of text. Etienne Cabet (1788-1856), French communist and social reformer. Cabet was educated as a lawyer, became a director of the Carbonari and devoted himself to democratic propaganda. Because of his inflammatory denunciations against the government Cabet was exiled; he lived in England for five years, where he came under the influence of Robert Owen, and returned to France a convert to communism. He expounded his theories in the famous Voyage en Icarie, a description of a utopia in which the government is the family, which remains under the leadership of the head of the family. Ardent disciples rallied about Cabet and raised subscriptions to finance a vanguard which sailed for Texas in 1848 to establish an Icarian city after Cabet's model. The land which Cabet had bought, and of the location of w … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Heritage Book Shop, LLC [U.S.A.]
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2019-08-13 13:22:52
SPENCER, Edmund.
Amsterdam, Gebroeders Diederichs, 1839.Original boards (spine rep.). With hand-coloured frontispiece. VIII,282,(6) pp.First Dutch edition; after the English edition Travels in Circassia, Krim-Tartary, &c. London 1837. - In 1829 the Ottoman Turks were forced to cede Circassia to Russia, at this time the Circassians, who are Moslems, occupied almost the entire area between the main Caucasian range, the Kuban River, and the Black Sea. Edmund Spencer travelled extensively in this area. - Rare.Cf. Blackmer Collection 1580 and Atabey Collection 1164; Catalogue Russica II, 1829; Not in Tiele, Cat. NHSM nor Landwehr, Coloured Plates. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Gert Jan Bestebreurtje Rare Books (ILAB) [Vianen, Netherlands]
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2019-08-13 09:44:12
Harzer, Ludwig (gest. 1877 Dresden),
1839. Monogrammiert "LCH legiert" (Ludwig Carl Harzer), datiert "d. 18/9.39" und bezeichnet "Leubnitz". Blattfüllende, bildhaft ausgeführte Zeichnung mit teils kräftigen Schraffuren, zeigt einen mit Natursteinen eingefassten Zugang zum Wasserlauf. Als Staffage sind ein im Wasser liegender Waschtrog und eine Ente hinzugefügt. Ludwig Harzer war als Landschaftsmaler und Lithograph tätig. Seit 1839 wirkte er in Dresden als Zeichenlehrer. - Wenige unbedeutende Braunfleckchen. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0 Auf glattem Zeichenpapier. 17,8 x 22,2 cm. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs [Hamburg, Germany]
2019-08-13 00:33:41
Poe
Carey & Hart, Philadelphia, 1839. A Christmas and New Year's present for 1840. Full red polished leather, lettered in gilt in spine. Former owner's signature, rubbing to binding extremities. Book is overall tight and very good plus. First appearance of Poe's short story, "William Wilson," later collected in Tales of the Grotesque. Some signs of pencil erasure to the ffep. See all 12 pictures. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: jipdonahue [Los Angeles, California, US]
2019-08-11 08:50:42
London: 1839. If viewing on a mobile device please view the "Item Description" under "About this Item" to see all images and description Louis88Books. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Title The Ancient History Of The Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Medes And Persians, Grecians and Macedonians Translated From The French. In Six Volumes. Eighteenth Edition. Revised, Corrected and Illustrated With Maps ____________ Eighteenth Edition ~ Half Leather Binding __________ Author M. Rollin ______________________ Year of Publication 1839 __________________________ Publisher Glasgow: Printed for Thomas Tegg _______________________ For full description see below - after all photographs ___________________________________________ Description: Glasgow: Printed for Thomas Tegg, 1839, Eighteenth Edition. Fine 6 volume set in matching contemporary half leather/marbled bindings. Profusely illustrated with 11 maps. Spine with gilt titles on maroon label edged in gilt, gilt floral design to the lower ¾ of the spine. Vol. I - ii, (contents of the six volumes), iv, (contents of volume one), cliii, preface and chronological table, 315pp + Engraved portrait frontispiece of Rollin and 2 folding maps and 1 folding plan; Vol. II - v, 466pp, 4 folding maps; Vol. III - vi, 461pp, 1 folding map; Vol. IV - v, 445pp, 1 folding map; Vol. V - vi, 460pp, 1 folding map; Vol. VI - vi, 494pp, 1 folding map; Charles Rollin (January 30, 1661 in Paris - December 14, 1741 in Paris) was a French historian and educator. Rollin was the son of a cutler, and at the age of 22 was made a … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Louis'88Books (allright88) [Andover, GB]
2019-08-11 03:22:27
1839. THE STAR BEING A COMPLETE SYSTEM OF THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL ASTROLOGY. CONTAINING RULES AND ASTRONOMICAL DIAGRAMS, FINDING THE RIGHT ASCENSIONS, ASCENSIONAL DIFFERENCES, DECLINATIONS, &C. OF THE PLANETS AND FIXED STARS. THE WHOLE ART OF DIRECTIONS, ACCORDING TO PRINCIPLES STRICTLY MATHEMATICAL, WITH AN EASY METHOD OF RECTIFYING NATIVITIES. RULES TO ERECT A THEME OF THE HEAVENS FOR ANY LATITUDE, BY TRIGONOMETRY AND THE CELESTIAL GLOBE. Pretexts for judging Natibilities, WHEREBY EVERY IMPORTANT EVENT IN LIFE MAY BE DISCOVERED PROM THE CRADLE TO THE TOMB. The whole illustrated by THE NATIVITY OF THE AUTHOR, WITH SEVERAL OTHER REMARKABLE GENITURES, WITH MANY HUNDREDS OF DIRECTIONS CALCULATED IN FULL. BY EBN SHEMAYA. LONDON PUBLISHED FOR THE AUTHOR, BY S. CORNISH & CO. 126, NEWGATE STREET. 1839. Ebn Shemaya was the pseudonym of the astrologer David Parkes. Ebn Shemaya pseudonyme de l'astrologue David Parkes 12°, (188 x 112 mm) pp. viii, 203 [204 Errata], including half-title, engraved frontispiece, other illustrations and charts in text, From the preface: "The object of the present treatise is to open to the eye of the young student e very intricate part of Genethliacal Astrology. It is true that many works have already appeared professing to do this, but the generality of them are replete with the most extravagant and ridiculous absurdities; and, it may be safely added, that no complete work on this science, found exclusively on the principles of mathematics and natural philosophy, has yet been presented to the public." Genethliacal Astrology, also known as Natal Astrol … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: meryatoum [Villejuif, FR]
2019-08-09 23:44:44
MERCADANTE, Saverio 1795-1870
Milano: Gio. Ricordi [PNs 11376-11405], 1839. First edition, co-issued with Lucca. OCLC 46545266. Il Bravo, to a libretto by Gaetano Rossi and Marco Marcelliano Marcello after James Fenimore Cooper's novel The Bravo (1831) and Auguste Anicet Bourgeois' play La Vénitienne (1834), was first performed in Milan at the Teatro alla Scala on March 9, 1839. "Il Bravo is one of Mercadante's most interesting and successful operas. The musical structures show a real attempt to fuse the varied elements of early 19th-century Italian opera into a more continuous dramatic texture. It had a prodigious success at La Scala at the time when the young Verdi had just arrived in Milan, and anyone interested in Mercadante's influence on his great successor can hardly miss the overtones of Sparafucile, and indeed Rigoletto, in the chief character." Michael Rose in Grove Dictionary of Opera. Ricci was an important figure in the transmission of 19th century traditions passed on to him by noted baritone Antonio Cotogni (1831-1918), whom he accompanied from the age of 12. He was active as a vocal coach at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, where he taught (amongst many others) Sesto Bruscantini, Anna Moffo, Rosalind Elias, Ezio Flagello, Peter Lindroos, and Martti Wallén.. Oblong folio. Quarter-vellum with marbled boards, spine with mid-tan leather label with titling gilt. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto named cast list, verso table of contents), 3-342 pp. Each number with separate caption title and pagination. Engraved. Named cast includes Domenico Donzelli, Andrea Castellan, … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC [U.S.A.]
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2019-08-09 02:55:13
Gregor XVI., Papst (1765-1846)
Datum Rom[a]e ex Palatio Quirinali, 28. II, 1839. 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. 10 Zeilen eh. Korrekturen in einem päpstlichen, auf Lateinisch verfaßten Dekret hinsichtlich der umstrittenen Wahl eines neuen Franziskanerabtes. - Gut erhalten.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH [Austria]
2019-08-08 16:14:16
DICKENS, Charles
London: Chapman & Hall, 1839. FIRST EDITION BOUND FROM THE PARTS. 1 vol., 8-3/4" x 5-3/4", mixed issue, of the two critical issue points "latter" at p. 160 is present, but "visiter" at p. 123 is not (these 2 issues points are seldom found together), illustrated by Phiz. Bound in 1/2 contemporary green morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spine, all edges gilt, frontis portrait plate, general foxing to plates throughout but not terribly so. Inner and outer hinges fine, head and foot of spine fine, overall a VERY GOOD copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: D&D Galleries - ABAA [Somerville, NJ, U.S.A.]
2019-08-08 08:55:38
BYRON, Lord
London: John Murray, 1839.. Eight volumes. 8vo. Contemporary purple straight grain morocco, spines faded to brown, twin olive gilt lettered spine labels, gilt decoration to the edges of the boards, endpapers and all edges marbled, armorial bookplate of Frederick Wildman Burnett to the front pastedowns. Frontispiece portrait and 8 engraved titles with vignettes, extra illustrated with 123 views and portraits engraved by Finden. Partial loss of gilt to the spines, neat repair to the foot of the lower joint of volume I, small chip to one of the spine labels of volume IV, else very good.
Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop (ABA, ILAB) [Lewes, United Kingdom]
2019-08-08 07:51:16
FITZROY, Robert; KING, Philip Parker & DARWIN, Charles
London: Henry Colburn, 1839. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Without appendix volume. 8vo (235 x 148 mm). xiv, [2], 694, [2] pp., including half-title, engraved frontispiece, 25 engraved plates with tissue guards (some folding) and 2 folding maps loose in front cover pocket. Original publisher's blue blind-stamped cloth, gilt-lettered spine, yellow endpapers (binding weak, light sunning of spine, corners bumped and scuffed, cloth at foot of spine frayed, some wear to extremities with partially split cloth at hinges, staining and rubbing of boards, front endpaper cracked at fold). Pages untrimmed. Light age-toning of text, some foxing of plates (some stronger), most plates with light waterstain at lower corner, frontispiece loose, short tears and soiling to folds of loose maps, the Chile map with a longer clean tear. Provenance: I. R. Minnitt (bookplate to front pastedown), also loosely attached is a photograph of Charles Darwin. Volume collated complete. ---- Norman 584; Sabin 37826; Freeman 10. FIRST EDITION, second volume only, of what is now universally known as the "Voyage of the Beagle." Under FitzRoy the voyage's objectives extended to include geophysical measurements, and the 'Beagle' was equipped with a variety of instruments and devices, including a lightning conductor and a large number of marine chronometers for measuring longitude. The Admiralty intended the officers to make a chain of exceptionally accurate measurements round the globe. The ship also carried out trials on Beaufort's wind scale" (Desmond, Moore, and Browne). Between 1832 and 18 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Milestones of Science Books [Germany]
2019-08-07 23:00:09
Tocqueville, Alexis de (1805-1859)
Paris: Librairie de Charles Gosselin-1840, 1839. 4 vols. Uniformly bound in contemporary half roan with romantic style ornamentation on spines and marbled boards. 7th edition of Vols. 1-2 and 2nd edition of vols. 3-4. 358 + large color fold-out map, 423, 333, 363pp. Foxing throughoutNote that the 7th ed. was revised by Tocqueville himself, so it is more up to date than the previous editions.Réf : Sabin XXV, nos. 96060-96061 ; Wright Howes: The Final Edition, nos. T 283-284. TOCQUEVILLE (Alexis de) De la démocratie en Amérique. 4 vol. in-8 reliés basane, dos lisse à ornementation romantique. Paris Gosselin 1839-1840 (t.1 7e éd. 1839 - t.2 7e éd. 1839 t.3 - 2e éd. 1840 - t.4 2e éd. 1840). Rousseurs, 1 coiffe découverte, dos insolé. Expertise by Yves Salmon, Pénestin, France. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books [San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.]
2019-08-07 22:59:36
Dickens, Charles
London: Chapman and Hall, 1839. Cruikshank, George. 1st Edition. Octavo size, 534 pp. First one-volume edition, with 40 sketches by George Cruikshank. Originally published in two series/three volumes, "Chapman and Hall obtained the copyright of Sketches in 1837, they published all of them in twenty monthly parts from November 1837 through June 1839. Cruikshank designed a cover, enlarged the plates and created 13 new illustrations for these monthly parts. In May 1839, Chapman and Hall published these parts complete in one volume with all 40 of Cruikshank's illustrations" (Walter E. Smith, Charles Dickens in the Original Cloth), hence the "New Edition" referred to on the title page. Half title page has the "Vote for Spruggins" illustration, full page drawing before title page has crowd waving to two gentlemen in a balloon, indicative of first "one volume" edition published. ___DESCRIPTION: Half navy leather over marbled boards, marbled endpapers and edges. Five raised bands on leather spine, compartments 1, 3, 4, and 5 with gilt decorations, compartment 2 red leather label with title in gilt, compartment 6 gilt device of the head of a double-horned animal. Armorial bookplate on front pastedown of Francis George Dyne (1823-1882/4), the binding is likely custom for the family library as the horned animal at the tail of the spine is mirrored on the left above the field of the coat of arms. All 40 illustrations present, but are heavily toned, not affecting the text. Volume has been rebound by Bolton, Knightsbridge per stamp on rear pastedown. Pagination: (i)-viii include the fron … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA [US]
2019-08-07 22:19:50
Dickens, Charles; Browne, Hablot K. ("Phiz" and Meadows, Kenny (Illustrators))
London: Chapman and Hall, 1839. Browne, Hablot K. ['Phiz"]; Meadows, Kenney. First Edition. First printing, mixed state, octovo size, 707 pp. This was writer Charles Dickens' (1812-1870) third novel, widely anticipated and loved. He is often considered the greatest of the Victorian era novelists, blending drama and comedy into compelling stories. In this novel Dickens explores the social issues that his works are known for, such as, harsh boarding schools, the privilege of royal title and wealth, social customs of the day and the plight of the working class. The plot focuses on the hardships courageously navigated by young Nicholas Nickleby after his father passes away. The extra illustrations provided were drawn by Joseph Kenny Meadows (1790 - 1874), he is best known for his drawings published in Punch magazine. He was a friend of Charles Dickens and several other writers of the period. These caricatures add a visual element to the characters depicted by Dickens [n.b. above information from Wiki]. ___DESCRIPTION: Half red morocco leather over marbled paper boards, six compartments on spine, five with gilt, title and author in gilt to one compartment, embossed decorative and gilt borders to front and rear boards, all edges marbled, frontis of a young Charles Dickens (supplied), thirty-nine plates by Hablot K. Browne ["Phiz"] and twenty-four plates of various characters in the novel by Kenny Meadows (the extra plates). This is a mixed state in that two of the first four plates have the Chapman and Hall imprint, further, the correction on p.123 has been made, but "latter" for … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA [US]
2019-08-07 15:00:06
FITZROY, Robert; KING, Philip Parker & DARWIN, Charles
London: Henry Colburn, 1839. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Without appendix volume. 8vo (235 x 148 mm). xiv, [2], 694, [2] pp., including half-title, engraved frontispiece, 25 engraved plates with tissue guards (some folding) and 2 folding maps loose in front cover pocket. Original publisher's blue blind-stamped cloth, gilt-lettered spine, yellow endpapers (binding weak, light sunning of spine, corners bumped and scuffed, cloth at foot of spine frayed, some wear to extremities with partially split cloth at hinges, staining and rubbing of boards, front endpaper cracked at fold). Pages untrimmed. Light age-toning of text, some foxing of plates (some stronger), most plates with light waterstain at lower corner, frontispiece loose, short tears and soiling to folds of loose maps, the Chile map with a longer clean tear. Provenance: I. R. Minnitt (bookplate to front pastedown), also loosely attached is a photograph of Charles Darwin. Volume collated complete. ---- Norman 584; Sabin 37826; Freeman 10. FIRST EDITION, second volume only, of what is now universally known as the "Voyage of the Beagle." Under FitzRoy the voyage's objectives extended to include geophysical measurements, and the 'Beagle' was equipped with a variety of instruments and devices, including a lightning conductor and a large number of marine chronometers for measuring longitude. The Admiralty intended the officers to make a chain of exceptionally accurate measurements round the globe. The ship also carried out trials on Beaufort's wind scale" (Desmond, Moore, and Browne). Between 1832 and 18 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Milestones of Science Books [Germany]
2019-08-05 18:12:16
MERCADANTE, Saverio 1795-1870
Milano: Gio. Ricordi [PNs 11376-11405], [1839]. Oblong folio. Quarter-vellum with marbled boards, spine with mid-tan leather label with titling gilt. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto named cast list, verso table of contents), 3-342 pp. Each number with separate caption title and pagination. Engraved. Named cast includes Domenico Donzelli, Andrea Castellan, Eugenia Tadolini, Sofia Schoberlechner, and Pietro Balzar. From the collection of Italian conductor, vocal coach, and close associate of Puccini and Mascagni, Luigi Ricci (1893-1981); previously from the collection of Italian composer Francesco Maria Albini (1829-1917), with his signature, "880" in manuscript, another contemporary signature, and two handstamps of the "Cabinetto Musicale di Gaetano Zani Bologna" to title. Binding worn, rubbed, abraided, and bumped; corner of lower quite worn, with loss to vellum; without free endpapers. Light wear and soiling throughout; a number of corners creased; occasional annotations in pencil. First edition, co-issued with Lucca. OCLC 46545266. Il Bravo, to a libretto by Gaetano Rossi and Marco Marcelliano Marcello after James Fenimore Cooper's novel The Bravo (1831) and Auguste Anicet Bourgeois' play La Vénitienne (1834), was first performed in Milan at the Teatro alla Scala on March 9, 1839. "Il Bravo is one of Mercadante's most interesting and successful operas. The musical structures show a real attempt to fuse the varied elements of early 19th-century Italian opera into a more continuous dramatic texture. It had a prodigious success at La Scala at the time when the you … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS LLC [Syosset, NY, U.S.A.]
2019-08-05 05:55:38
Elphinstone, Mountstuart
London: Richard Bentley, 1839. 2 vols., 8vo, pp. xxix, [i], 422; xii, 440 + chromolithograph frontispiece in each vol., one further black and white plate and one large folding map. Modern half calf, red cloth boards, green morocco labels to spines. Map with some areas of repair using cloth tape on the verso, a few further handling tears, occasional minor spotting elsewhere. Ownership inscription of W. Dundas (1839) to title-pages. The third edition of this important regional study, first published in 1815. The author, born in Scotland, joined the East India Company and was sent on a diplomatic mission to Afghanistan in 1808; although the mission failed in its objective it did lead to this book which 'continued to inform British policy on the north-western frontier until the 1840s' (ODNB).
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2019-08-02 14:19:05
KEMPIS, THOMAS à
St. Pölten, Joh. Nep. Passy, 1839. n.p. Contemporary gold-stamped Leather with raised bands, metal clasps and gilt-edged and gauffered text block, 8° (Fine presentation copy, gifted to Archduke Rainer (1827-1913) probably on the occasion of his confirmation. The binding includes the well-known work The Imitation of Christ in German by Thomas à Kempis (ca. 1380-1471) printed by the Vienna printing office of the Mechitarists. The work is illustrated with broad borders around the text in woodcut-style and 4 miniatures after E.J. Steinle, each of the miniatures at the beginning of a new book, and a coat of arms of Archduke Rainer. The 4 miniatures and coat of arms are coloured by hand and heightened with gold in a most attractive way. To match the fine content the binding is also richly decorated, featuring various stamps and gilt-tooling in a design of flowers and vines around a central ornamental piece. The text block is gauffered with a lace pattern of tiny flowers connected with vines which match perfectly with the two metal gold-coloured clasps. The binding is lined on the inside with green fabric decorated with gilt. Altogether a fine luxury-copy.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Antiquariaat de Roo [Zwijndrecht, Netherlands]
2019-08-02 09:55:47
HERZOG, Dr. Emil;
Zwickau Verlag von R Zückler -1845, 1839. EA; 3 Bände; ca 21x14 cm; (4) 286; IV, 526, 527-937 Seiten mit 2 gestochenen Titelvignetten und 30 Tafeln in verschiedenen Techniken; Halbledereinbände d. Zt. mit 2 farbigen Rückenschildern (Einbände leicht bestoßen, Exlibris auf Innendeckel; einige Seiten in Band 1 etwas braunfleckig, 2 Tafeln etwas braunfleckig; sonst guter, recht dekorativer Zustand) 0,000 gr. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Hilbert Kadgien [Marktredwitz, Germany]
2019-08-01 20:56:05
Castillo, Pedro del
1839. Caracas. Imprenta de A. Damiron. 8vo, (192 x 123 mm). 1 [blank] + 8 ff. + vii + 1 ff. + 93. Later half calf, spine tooled in gilt. A near fine copy.- Apparently the first edition, Venezuelan early imprints are rare; the printer was responsible as well for theGeografía general para el uso de la juventud de Venezuelaprinted in 1833-37.It begins with an authorization from Martin Tovar and follows with a list of subscribers, a curiosity which allows us to learn who would order the poem in the first half of the 19thcentury, or post-colonial Venezuela. We locate copies at the BL, University of Carolina Chapel Hill, and BNF.
Bookseller: HS Rare Books [Argentina]
2019-08-01 18:55:54
Tocqueville, Alexis De (1805-1859)
Paris: Librairie de Charles Gosselin, 1839-1840. 4 vols. Uniformly bound in contemporary half roan with romantic style ornamentation on spines and marbled boards. 7th edition of Vols. 1-2 and 2nd edition of vols. 3-4. 358 + large color fold-out map, 423, 333, 363pp. Foxing throughout Note that the 7th ed. was revised by Tocqueville himself, so it is more up to date than the previous editions. Réf: Sabin XXV, nos. 96060-96061; Wright Howes: The Final Edition, nos. T 283-284. TOCQUEVILLE (Alexis de) De la démocratie en Amérique. 4 vol. in-8 reliés basane, dos lisse à ornementation romantique. Paris Gosselin 1839-1840 (t.1 7e éd. 1839-t.2 7e éd. 1839 t.3-2e éd. 1840-t.4 2e éd. 1840). Rousseurs, 1 coiffe découverte, dos insolé. Expertise by Yves Salmon, Pénestin, France. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts [U.S.A.]
2019-08-01 10:34:31
1839. (re-bound) Quarter Leather with new boards and end-papers. Age spots and toning to pages. ALL 60 plates are in good shape. NO looses pages. NO tears. NO turned corners. Very Nice Copy. Practice of Architecture Containing the Five Orders of Architecture and Additional Column and Entablature, with all the Elements and Details Explained and Illustrated. For the use of Carpenters and Practical Men. With Sixty Plates. Benjamin B. Mussey, 29 Cornhill, Boston. 1839 Fourth Edition, with Alterations and Improvements. (re-bound) Quarter Leather with new boards and end-papers. This will be a 3 lb. order that will ship in cardboard and bubble wrap - it will arrive in perfect shape. Your satisfaction is Guaranteed! We will insure at our expense. Feel free to ask for more information, or specific pictures to assure yourself of the condition or edition. We ship Mon --> Friday only. We usually ship same day if order arrives before 1:00 We are a non-profit foundation supporting literacy programs in our County libraries. THANK YOU!
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2019-08-01 03:55:28
1839. SHAKESPEARE‎ ‎OEUVRES COMPLÈTES traduction revue sur le texte anglais par FRANCISQUE MICHEL et précédé de la vie de Skakespeare COMPLET EN 3 VOLUMES ‎ Paris, 1839, in 4° (25 x 17 cm) de 600 pages environ par vol. Texte sur deux colonnes Reliure demi-basane à dos lisse orné de filets dorés, titre et auteur dorés. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: litord_0 [Sartrouville, FR]
2019-07-30 19:21:02
CUSTINE La Russie en 1839. Paris, Amyot, 1843, complet en 4 volumes in-8, 2ff.-XXXIpp.-354pp. - 2ff.-416pp. - 2ff.-470pp. - 2ff.-544pp.- bien complet du tableau généalogique au tome 3. Reliure de l'époque un peu usée (un coin arraché), intérieur en très bon état malgré quelques rousseurs sans gravité. (voir lien ci dessous) Description en photos ici: https://photos.app.goo.gl/kpDyR5PWDpPtryQg6 La Russie en 1839 est le chef-d'œuvre du Marquis de Custine. Entrepris pour plaider personnellement la cause de son ami Ignace Gurowski, ce récit sera une révélation. Devant l'effrayant spectacle de la société russe qui s'offre à son analyse, l'aristocrate dans l'âme qu'est Custine devient une sorte de révolutionnaire "face à la servitude et plus encore à l'effrayant silence où tout un peuple est muré". "Le despotisme n'est jamais si redoutable que lorsqu'il prétend faire du bien, car alors il croit excuser ses actes les plus révoltants par ses intentions !". Les dures réflexions de Custine sur le gouvernement des tsars jalonnent l'ouvrage et vont crescendo. Ce qui le frappe le plus dans "l'âme russe" c'est cette acceptation de la servitude. Il parle de mystique et de volupté de la servitude. Custine justifie et annonce la révolution russe : "nos petits enfants ne verront peut-être pas l'explosion que nous pouvons cependant présager dès aujourd'hui comme inévitable". (Dictionnaire des œuvres). La conclusion prend le ton pamphlétaire : "Quand votre fils sera mécontent en France, usez de ma recette, dites lui : Allez en Russie". C'est un voyage utile. Quiconque aura bien vu ce pays se t … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: artemisland [Bourg en Bresse, FR]
2019-07-30 18:11:33
DAUSSY, Pierre.
Paris: Dépôt-général de la Marine, 1839. 630 x 930mm. Split in lower centrefold, slight spotting, edged with linen on reverse. A large and detailed chart of Indonesia, marking Singapore. Daussy acknowledges the work of James Horsburgh, the hydrographer of the English East India Company.
Bookseller: Altea Antique Maps [London, United Kingdom]
2019-07-30 17:14:38
VALCHERE
Paris: 1839. VALCHERE Caroline - Marguerite Aubert VALCHERE Caroline Marguerite Aubert Librairie sociale, Paris 1839, 13,5x20,5cm, 2 volumes reliés. Édition originale très rare.Reliures en plein veau glacé rouge, dos lisses ornés de motifs végétaux dorés, pièces de titre de veau noir, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes, encadrements de quadruples filets noirs et dorés agrémentés, en écoinçons, de fleurons dorés sur les plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier rose marginalement salis, toutes tranches dorées, lisérés dorés en têtes et en queues des coupes, reliures de l'époque.Quelques légers frottements sur les plats, quelques petites rousseurs.Bel et rare exemplaire de cet ouvrage dédié à son ami Béranger établi dans une élégante reliure romantique de l'époque. *** [English translation available upon request. Contact us for any information!]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Livres Anciens Gravures Feu Follet (livresetgravures) [FRA, FR]
2019-07-30 06:22:49
1839. Extremities with wear including rubbed, worn, and bumped corners. Piece has been rebound with a new spine covering, but boards appear to be original. Pages with some toning. Alexander Somerville, History of the British Legion and War in Spain (London: 1839) 720pp 9 inches high.
Bookseller: preservedpast [Kansas City, Missouri, US]
2019-07-30 00:45:15
SWARBRECK, Samuel Dunkinfield (c.1799-1863).
London: C. Hullmandel, 1839. Folio (20 6/8 x 14 2/8 inches). Tinted lithographed title-page, lithographed dedication leaf, 25 hand-coloured lithographed plates (title-page, dedication leaf and list of contents heavily foxed, some marginal foxing to plates, occasionally migrating to the image). Half green morocco, green cloth boards, upper cover lettered in gilt, morocco lettering piece on spine (extremities worn with minor loss to foot of spine). Provenance: from the library of Jacques Levy, his sale, Sotheby's, 20th April 2012, lot 324 First edition, and RARE with original hand-colouring. The fine plates include a number of views of Edinburgh, Rosslyn Chapel, Glasgow, Holyrood, Stirling, Melrose, Bothwell and Abbotsford. [Abbey Scenery 492]. For inquiries please contact Greg McMurray, MLS, Director, Rare Books. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries - Aradernyc [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2019-07-29 19:13:05
COTMAN (John Sell)
London: Henry G. Bohn, 1839. Second edition, 2 vols., folio (490 x 340), large paper copy, [2], xxvi, 67, [1]; [4], 31, [1]pp., with additional title-pages, hand-coloured frontispieces, 171 plates (mostly hand-washed in yellow) as called for, some double-page, re-cased, cont. maroon half morocco, lightly rubbed, t.e.g. a very good copy. Provenance: Armorial bookplate of James Cromford; with several other ownership names crossed out. RIBA, Early Printed Books, 716.
Bookseller: Forest Books, ABA-ILAB [Grantham, LINCS, United Kingdom]
2019-07-29 14:56:03
GAVARD (Charles)
Paris: 1839. Librairie Koegui 21, rue vieille boucherie 64100 Bayonne Tél. +33 5 59 59 78 74 GAVARD (Charles) - Galeries Historiques du Palais de Versailles - 1839 - 1848 1839 - 1848 41510 GAVARD (Charles) Imprimerie Royale - 1839 - 1848 Reliure demi-veau vif. Dos lisses ornés de fers dorés à décor de rocaille, titre et tomaison dorés (reliure de l'époque). Trois tranches jaspées. Intérieur propre avec rousseurs éparses. Le tome VI en 2 parties contient la reproduction de 683 blasons.
Bookseller: Librairie KOEGUI (alphab64) [64100 Bayonne, FR]
2019-07-28 14:33:14
SEGUIN, [MARC]
Paris: Carilian-Goeury et Vr. Dalmont., 1839. 8 3/8 x 5". [2]ff. (including half-title), xix, 501pp. 6 folding engraved plates, 1 folding chart. 19th century marbled boards, calf back, vellum corners, some rubbing and wear at edges and joints, one corner bumped. Light foxing throughout, stains on pp 114-119, not affecting legibility. Sutro Library bookplate on front pastedown, small library stamps on verso of title and plates. A good, sound copy. Collated and complete. Seguin, an engineer, invented the tubular steam-engine boiler and developed the first wire cable suspension bridge. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Zamboni & Huntington [Bangor, ME, U.S.A.]
2019-07-27 08:57:54
BEALE, Thomas.
London: John Van Voorst, 1839. Octavo. Original brown straight-grained cloth, titles to spine in gilt, compartments ruled in blind to spine, frame and central vignette to covers in blind, yellow coated endpapers, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Housed in a custom pale green cloth solander box. Lacking 2 pp. subscriber's list. Judicious repairs to spine. Spine gently rolled, slight wear to spine ends and tips, cloth a little rubbed and soiled, top edge dust toned, occasional faint foxing to contents; still a very good copy indeed. With the 4 pp. publisher's advertisements dated April 1838 at end. Engraved frontispiece and two plates with tissue guards, five engravings in the text. First edition of the work that Melville relied upon most in his writing of Moby-Dick. "In scope and complexity, the significance of The Natural History of the Sperm Whale to the composition of Moby-Dick surpasses that of any other source book from which Melville is known to have drawn" (Olsen-Smith, p. 9). In "Cetology", Chapter 32 of Moby-Dick, Ismael directly identifies Beale's study as one of "the only two books in being which at all pretend to put the living sperm whale before you, and at the same time, in the remotest degree succeed in the attempt" (Melville, p. 135). Melville's own copy of the work, bought for $3.38, was extensively annotated, and is now held at the Houghton Library. The work, which undisputedly provides a comprehensive account of the physical nature and habits of sperm whales, was significantly expanded from Beale's 58-page pamphlet A Few Observations on the Natural History … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA/ ILAB. [London, United Kingdom]
2019-07-26 20:55:43
MITCHELL. Major T. L.:
London, T. & W. Boone, 1839.. 2 volumes, complete set, SECOND EDITION 1839, "carefully revised". 8vo, approximately 220 x 135 mm, 8½ x 5½ inches, complete with 51 lithographed plates, many of indigenous Australians, and a large folding map, VOLUME I: pages: (2), xxi, (3), 355, rebound without the 8 pages of Opinions of the Press which preceded the frontispiece in the first edition, hand coloured frontispiece, title page with large vignette, and 20 plates including 1 map, plus large folding map hand coloured in outline in pocket at rear; VOLUME II: pages: (2), ix, (3), 415, frontispiece, title page with large vignette, and 29 plates, 3 folding, 4 hand coloured including a cockatoo, 1 map with hand coloured outlines, 2 folding hand coloured plates, 1 a geological sketch, the other showing a section of 2 caverns, illustrations in the text, bound in 19th century half dark green calf over marbled sides, gilt raised bands and decorative gilt bands, gilt lettered maroon morocco labels, edges speckled red, original pink endpapers. A touch of rubbing to head and tail of spines and corners, most plates very lightly browned in the margins, 1 plate very faintly browned all over, some very small neat archival tape repairs to reverse of folding map, no loss of image, Volume I: 2 signatures on reverse of frontispiece, 1 dated 1941, no show-through, 1 plate slightly trimmed at lower edge with loss of imprint; Volume II: 4 signatures to reverse of front endpaper, one dated 1848, the 4th 1941, no show-through, small damp stain to lower margin of 16 plates, 2 just affecting lower edge … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Roger Middleton [United Kingdom]
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2019-07-26 05:22:54
Iowa
1839. The First Law Book, And Second Book of Any Kind, Printed in Iowa [Iowa]. The Statute Laws of the Territory of Iowa, Enacted at the First Session of the Legislative Assembly of Said Territory, Held at Burlington, A.D. 1838-'39. Published by Authority. Du Buque: Russell & Reeves, Printers, 1839. [ii], 597, [1] pp. Final leaf of index and following errata sheet supplied as laid-in facsimiles. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5"). Recent calf, gilt rules to boards, title panel to front board, lettering piece and gilt fillets to spine, original endleaves retained. Light browning to text, some what heavier in places, occasional light foxing and dampstaining, marks in early hand to a few leaves, additional early notes and doodles to endleaves, which are soiled, "Davenport Court House" in early hand to front free endpaper. * First edition. Part of the Louisiana Purchase, Iowa Territory, which included parts of present-day Minnesota and the Dakotas, was created in 1838. It became a state in 1846. The 1839 volume of statutes is significant because it was the first law book, and second book of any kind, printed in Iowa. Known as "The Old Blue Book," its influence extended beyond Iowa. According to Eberstadt, it was "for many years the law of all the country west of the Rocky Mountains between the forty-second and forty-ninth parallels of latitude." In addition to the statutes, which offer a valuable perspective on the early days of the territory, this volume includes the texts of the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, including the original non-ratified 13th … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: lawbook exchange (intrepidbooks) [Clark, New Jersey, US]
2019-07-25 18:45:24
Ippolito Caffi (Belluno 1809 - Lissa 1866)
Litografia, 1839, firmata e datata in basso a destra e sinistra. Bellissima prova, impressa su quattro fogli di carta coeva uniti, leggere ossidazioni, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. Questa panorama è idealmente preso dalla torre del Campidoglio ruotando da sinistra verso destra di 360 gradi, con una raffigurazione che inizia dal Pincio e si chiude a Piazza del Popolo. L'opera è stampata dalla litografia Kier di Venezia e nel margine inferiore reca una leggenda di 69 numeri. L'impianto della veduta è ancora quello di un pittore di tradizione settecentesca, in sintonia con la definizione che lo stesso Caffi, allora trentenne, dava di se stesso: "pittore prospettico". Emilio Re nella biografia sull'artista della mostra romana del 1959 definisce, già allora, "rara" la veduta. Bibliografia: Vedute Romane, pp. 13, 50, n. 74; Roma Veduta, p. 221, 67; Le piante di Roma nelle collezioni private, p. 344, 276. Dimensioni 1450x145. Lithograph, 1839, signed and dated on lower right and left. Beautiful work, printed on four sheets of contemporary laid paper then joined together, light oxidations otherwise in excellent condition. This panorama is ideally seen from the tower of the Campidoglio, rotating towards the right side of 360 degrees, starting from the Pincio and ending in Piazza del Popolo. The work has been printed by the Kier lithography in Venice; on lower margin it bears 69 numbers. The setting of the view recalls that of an XVIII century painter, according to the definition that Caffi himself, at the age of thirty, gave of his art: "perspective painter". In hi … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquarius [IT]
2019-07-24 21:44:47
Miss Pardoe
London: George Virtue, 1839. PLEASE SEE ITEM DESCRIPTION. Large 4to (approx 9 x 1.75 x 11), Dark Green Half-Leather Binding over Cloth boards with Gilt Title, 5 Raised Bands with blind-tooled Compartments, 87 Plates by William H. Bartlett (see Image 5 for complete List of Plates) All Present. Book is in Very Good condition with a strong spine shoiwing no cracking or splitting, hinges firmly attached, and no loose or missing plates, foxing or mold. Top edges of the front and rear hinges show minor separation (see Images 1 and 9), but are firmly attached. General rubbing and edge-wear. Bumping to corners. Wear t the top end-cap (see Image 10 using the magnifier tool). See Image 4 for complete Table of Contents. "Beauties of the Bosphorus, by Miss Pardoe, Illustrated in a Series of Views of Canstantinople and Its Environs from Original Drawings by W. H. Bartlett." London: George Virtue and Co., 1939. Large 4to (approx 9 x 1.75 x 11), Dark Green Half-Leather Binding over Cloth boards with Gilt Title, 5 Raised Bands with blind-tooled Compartments, 87 Plates by William H. Bartlett (see Image 5 for complete List of Plates) All Present. LOCATION: Rare Book Room NYS residents must pay 8.75% sales tax. Payment for item is due within 3 days of closing. Thank You. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Old Editions Bookshop (oldeditions) [Buffalo, New York, US]
2019-07-24 10:10:21
FARADAY, MICHAEL
London: Richard and John Edward Taylor, 1839. First edition. FIRST EDITIONS IN ORIGINAL CLOTH OF ALL THREE VOLUMES OF FARADAY'S MONUMENTAL EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCHES IN ELECTRICITY, THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE RECORD OF HIS ACHIEVEMENTS. PMM 308. "Faraday was both one of the greatest physicists of the nineteenth century and one of the finest experimenters of all time... He was the first to produce an electric current from a magnetic field, invented the first electric motor and dynamo, demonstrated the relation between electricity and chemical bonding, discovered the effect of magnetism on light, and discovered and named diamagnetism, the peculiar behaviour of certain substances in strong magnetic fields. He provided the experimental, and a good deal of the theoretical, foundation upon which James Clerk Maxwell erected classical electromagnetic field theory" (Printing and the Mind of Man 308; Britannica). Faraday published the results of his experiments and discoveries in journals and it was not until he collected them in these volumes that his work became more widely and permanently available. Since the volumes were issued separately over a period of sixteen years, it is very rare to find a set of the three first editions together. Experimental Researches in Electricity. Reprinted from the Philosophical Transactions. London: Richard and John Edward Taylor, 1839, 1844, 1855. Octavo, original green cloth. Three volumes. Ex-libris Bath Public Library with call numbers on spine, bookplate on front pastedowns, and occasional small embossed stamp to text and all plates. Ownership signatu … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company [USA]
2019-07-23 17:13:15
Aborigines Protection Society
Aborigines Protection Society, 1839. GOOD/FAIR Open front hinge corner missing p. 7. Owner stamp of Thomas Wilson on first title page. ABORIGINES PROTECTION SOCIETY Annuals 1837-1840 Edward Gibbon Wakefield Copy. ABORIGINES PROTECTION SOCIETY Annuals 1837-1840 Edward Gibbon Wakefield Copy. POB#44827 TITLE: Aborigines Reports. AUTHOR: Aborigines Protection Society PUBLISHER: London: Various printers. [Incl. P. White & Sons; J. Haddon [Finsbury]; W. Ball, Arnold, and Co] DATE: 1837, 1839, 1840 DESCRIPTION: Approx 505 pages total. 21cm. Most works have separate title pages. The Aborigines' Protection Society (APS) was a global human rights organization, founded in 1837, to ensure the health and well-being and the sovereign, legal and religious rights of indigenous peoples while also promoting the civilization of the indigenous people who were subjects of the colonial powers. CONDITION NOTES: GOOD. Hinge opened behind first fly page, as originally constructed without binding threads. Page block holding well and firmly attached at back. Aside from some foxing at back pages, pages clean and free of creases and tears. A hand correction to a publisher's name noted. BINDING: Period green cloth. Yellow endpapers. Stamped "[double rule] ABORIGINES PAPERS [double rule] " on spine. PROVENANCE: Presentation inscription on first fly page. "To Mr. E. G. Wakefield, Esq. | with the respectful compliments | of the Secretary of the Aborigine Protection Society | 11th March 1841" Also, stamped "Hannon Wilson" on title page. Edward Gibbon Wakefield was a key figure in colonization of Australia a … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Poetry in Power (poetryinpower) [San Marino, California, US]
2019-07-23 08:57:58
Hermosilla, Geronimo
N.d. [c.1839]. Manila. Imprenta del Real Colegio de Santo Tomas de Manila. 8vo. 1 ff., 86 pp. Later blue leather, front board elegantly and profusely gilt with double gilt fillets frames, lettered in gilt with author, title and printing details, rubbed. Ink stamp to title, restored worm trace, else very good.- First edition. A remarkable Philippine imprint, relating crudely the relations between the Vietnamese and the Catholic mission during the first half of the 19thcentury; Hermosilla focuses on the most chaotic period, under which Catholic priests were executed, and converts would be imprisoned. The letter also includes notes on the current state-of-affairs of Tonkin –today northern Vietnam, south of China-, which after the 18thcentury Tay Son revolt had left the Catholic Church virtually destroyed. In 1820, after the emperorNguyen Anh died, harassing to converts and missionaries began, with the situation and intolerance becoming extreme in the 1830´s, when government edicts expressly forbid Catholicism, and incited people to aid in the capture of Catholics who had not yet apostasied. Hermosilla (1800 – 1861) was a Spanish Dominican Priest and missionary, sent to Vietnam in 1829; in 1841, following the martyrdom of several of his colleagues, and not having left the region despite the severe persecution, he was appointed Bishop, succeeding Father Ignacio Delgado –for whose apprehension people were handsomely rewarded. After hiding in caves, attempting to prevent being captured, he was given up by a soldier, captured, put in jail, and decapitated in … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: HS Rare Books [Argentina]
2019-07-22 00:50:10
MURRAY, John.
John Murray and Son London and Maison Paris, 1839. [First edition, second pirate issue]. Small 8vo (16 x 10 cms), pp. xcix, 517, [1] publisher's list at rear, engraved frontispiece, one engraved folding panorama, bound in contemporary beige cloth, spine gilt lettered "Switzerland"; overall an attractive copy. This appears to be a "pirate" edition of the first handbook to Switzerland published by Murray. These "pirate" issues are extremely scarce and rarely seen. This copy has slightly different pagination to the copy in the Lister bibliography. It also mentions a map on the title-page and at end of the introduction but there is no map in the book. There is an engraved frontispiece of Berne and an engraved folding panorama of the " Lac du Zurich dessine depuis L'Hotel Baur". This edition is much smaller but contains more pages than the "official" first edition published a year earlier in 1838. Lister 51. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books [London, United Kingdom]
2019-07-22 00:50:09
MITCHELL. Major T. L.
London T. & W. Boone. 2 volumes, complete set, SECOND EDITION 1839, "carefully revised". 8vo, approximately 220 x 135 mm, 8½ x 5½ inches, complete with 51 lithographed plates, many of indigenous Australians, and a large folding map, VOLUME I: pages: (2), xxi, (3), 355, rebound without the 8 pages of Opinions of the Press which preceded the frontispiece in the first edition, hand coloured frontispiece, title page with large vignette, and 20 plates including 1 map, plus large folding map hand coloured in outline in pocket at rear; VOLUME II: pages: (2), ix, (3), 415, frontispiece, title page with large vignette, and 29 plates, 3 folding, 4 hand coloured including a cockatoo, 1 map with hand coloured outlines, 2 folding hand coloured plates, 1 a geological sketch, the other showing a section of 2 caverns, illustrations in the text, bound in 19th century half dark green calf over marbled sides, gilt raised bands and decorative gilt bands, gilt lettered maroon morocco labels, edges speckled red, original pink endpapers. A touch of rubbing to head and tail of spines and corners, most plates very lightly browned in the margins, 1 plate very faintly browned all over, some very small neat archival tape repairs to reverse of folding map, no loss of image, Volume I: 2 signatures on reverse of frontispiece, 1 dated 1941, no show-through, 1 plate slightly trimmed at lower edge with loss of imprint; Volume II: 4 signatures to reverse of front endpaper, one dated 1848, the 4th 1941, no show-through, small damp stain to lower margin of 16 plates, 2 just affecting lower edge of image, no lo … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A. [Oxford, United Kingdom]
2019-07-22 00:50:09
Vincent Eyre
1839. ith a Journal of Imprisonment in Affghanistan Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. The extremely scarce first edition of Lieutenant Vincent Eyre's account of his first hand experiences during the First Afghan War, during which he was captured and imprisoned with his family. Illustrated with a folding map. The first edition of this work. 'The Military Operations at Cabul' is an important work documenting Lieutenant Vincent Eyre's experiences in the First Afghan War. During the war, which took place during 1839 to 1842, Eyre was seriously wounded. He and his family were captured by Akbar Khan and imprisoned, and remained in captivity for nearly nine months. During this time, Eyre kept a diary, describing his experiences whilst in captivity. This manuscript was eventually smuggled out to British India, and was published later as this work. Eyre and his family were eventually rescued by Sir George Pollock. After he was rescued, he took part in the Relief of Lucknow, during the Indian Mutiny of 1857. Later that year, he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, and then to brevet Colonel. Vincent Eyre was appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the Star of India in 1867, and eventually retired as a Major-General. During his life, he also founded a colony for destitute families of Portuguese descent, and set up an ambulance service during the Franco-Prussian War. With a folding map. Lacks half-title. This work is a duodecimo. First register is irregular, but the pagination in continuous. After the first register, the signatures continue as B-S12, T9. With a bookplate … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA [Bath, United Kingdom]
2019-07-21 11:31:43
Hall, Mrs. S.C. [Anna Maria
London: Ackermann and Company, 1839. First edition. leather_bound. 42 pages in text. Folio, 37 x 27.5 cm. Twelve full-page chromolithographs, plus half-title chromolithograph (Coronation of Queen Elizabeth printed by C. Hullmandel) -- all printed recto only. Plates are clean save for the first three with light marginal toning only, plate 4 (The Summons) lacks one meter at lower corner, affecting neither text or image. ABBEY LIFE 297. TOOLEY 242. Orig. publisher's crimson russia, sides elaborately gilt with armorial and floral ornaments, front cover center piece inlaid with blue morocco. Aeg. Near fine. Item #19906. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller (ashroyoung22) [Ardsley, New York, US]
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