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2020-08-09 06:14:02
Dickens, Charles
Chapman & Hall, 1839. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. [7], viii-xvi, [1], 2-624 pp. Bound in later dark brown leather, spine with 5 raised bands with gilt ruling and gilt lettering, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, all edges gilt. Illustrated by an engraved frontispiece (portait of the author engraved by Finden from a painting by Maclise) along with 39 additional plates by H.K. Browne ('Phiz'). First edition bound from the parts (with the front wrapper of part XVIII bound in at the rear). All is as called for in Smith for the first state (including the errors on page 123 and page 160, and the imprint of Chapman & Hall on the first four plates and the frontispiece (n.b the imprint on the frontispiece is at the very bottom edge and is only visible upon close inspection). Smith I, 5; Gimbel A 40. A very attractive copy of Dickens' third novel. Very Good. A few traces of wear to the extremities and darkening to the edges of most of the plates, but the leaves and the images on the plates are generally quite clean. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Evening Star Books (eveningstarbooks) [Madison, Wisconsin, United States]
2020-08-09 01:35:08
Delibes, Léo, Komponist (1836-1891).
O. O., "Mardi", 24. IX. [o. J.]. 4 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. An den Bariton und Musikjournalisten Armand Gouzien (1839-92). Delibes erwähnt eine Abwesenheit aus Paris und die Einladung des Komponisten Jules Bordiers, Ehrenvizepräsident einer von diesem gegründeten Künstlervereinigung in Angers zu werden. "Vous avez bien pensé, n'est ce pas, en ne me voyant pas à la soirée [.] et en n'entendant pas parler de moi, que je n'étais pas à Paris? - en effet, je ne suis revenu que le surlendemain pour repartir presque aussitôt. - J'ai bien regretté de ne pouvoir me rendre à cette session qui m'interessait doublement en point de vue de la musique hongroise et de mon admiration pour le peintre. - Dois-je envoyer une carte rue Legendre? - autre chose. - J'ai reçu, il y a quelque temps déjà une lettre du plus aimable de votre ami Mr. Jules Bordier, d'angers. Il me fait l'honneur de me demander si je veux accepter le titre de vice-président d'honneur de l'association philharmonique d'angers. - Je suis entiérement flatté de cette proposition, mais je ne me trouve pas suffisamment [.] pour cela; et je n'accepterais que dans le cas où il y aurait plusieurs vice-présidents, et où je me trouverais avec St Saëns, Massenet, Guiraud, Joncières, tous ceux qui étaient du premier [.], (celui qui a laissé de si brilliants souvenirs de la Galanterie facile de l'Anjou!) - Un mot de réponse, je vous prie, afin que je réponde moi même à Mr Bordier; j'ai déjà bien à m'excuser de mon retard [.]".
Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH [Vienna, A, Austria]
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2020-08-08 22:19:18
Aborigines Protection Society
London: Aborigines Protection Society, 1839. GOOD Open front hinge behind fly page (see photo). Historic association inscription on front fly page. Owner stamp of Harmon Wilson on first title page. Binding original but worn with chips to spine and damp stains.Pages occasionally foxed. 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 P … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Poetry in Power (poetryinpower) [San Marino, California, United States]
2020-08-08 20:54:15
Byron, George Gordon
Published by John Murray, London, 1839. , eight finely bound volumes containing: Childe Harold's Pilgrimage; The Giaour; Manfred a Dramatic Poem; Marino Faliero, Doge of Venice, a historical tragedy; Hours of Idleness; Don Juan; The Bride of Abydos; The Corsair; Lara and others, portrait frontispiece to the first volume First Editions Thus , light rubbing to spines, corners and joints, dent to fore edge of front board on volume VIII, small mark to front of volume I, corner of volume IV bumped, some foxing to first leaves and frontispiece, most pages clean, binding firm, very good condition , original half blue calf and floral cloth, red morocco title label and green morocco volumes labels with gilt lettering to spines, gilt decorated compartments, marbled endpapers and full marbled edges , octavo, 21.5 cm x 14 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Keoghs Books [Stroud, United Kingdom]
2020-08-08 16:53:12
East India Inland Steam Navigation Company]
Smith, Elder and Co, London, 1839. First edition(?). Octavo. Disbound. 49pp., folding map. Lacking wrappers; title page and folding map detached from sewing; good. A scarce report establishes an early point for the English empire's interest in establishing a steam boat line in India, and the methods by which they proposed to go about doing so. Commercial manufacturers and various merchants from Manchester, Liverpool and India were enlisted to support the proposal, and the report outlines navigational routes, estimations of cost, and the enthusiasm of changing maritime trading methods up and down the Ganges. The idea for an East India Inland Steam Navigation Company apparently began percolating in 1837 and this report fits nicely within the small pantheon of material devoted to this literature. Not in *OCLC*. One copy found at the British Library. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA [Gloucester City, NJ, U.S.A.]
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2020-08-08 09:08:03
Berswordt I-ten (Ersten)
Berlin: Dümmler, 1839. Condition: Akzeptabel. Der Einband ist etwas berieben und an den Ecke etwas bestoßen. Der Leinenbezug des Rückens hat minimale Fehlstellen. Die Titelseite und die Seite mit dem Inhaltsverzeichnis sind oben an der Bindung ca. 6 cm eingerissen. Die Seiten 1 - 6, 101 - 102 fehlen leider. Bis Seite 12 sind die Seiten an der Bindung mit einem montierten Papierstreifen verstärkt. Das Blatt mit den Seiten 99 / 100 liegt in einem schlechten Zustand bei. Aus dem Blatt mit den Seiten 97 / 98 wurde an der unteren Ecke ein ca. 6 cm² großer Bereich ausgeschnitten. Auf die letzte Seite wurde ein Blatt mit einer handgeschriebenen Tabell geklebt. Der Buchblock ist stockfleckig und hat Bleistiftanstreichungen (manche auch mit Buntstift). Buch aus einem Nichtraucherhaushalt. Artikeldetails Neueste Grammatik der türkischen Sprache für Deutsche zum Selbstunterricht. Nebst einer reichhaltigen Sammlung von Gesprächen, so wie einer türkisch-deutschen und deutsch-türkischen Wörtersammlung.Berswordt I-ten (Ersten): Berlin: Dümmler, 1839. 195 Seiten. Etwas größerer priv. Halbleinenband. Sprache: Deutsch Bestell-Nr: 16614 Bemerkungen: Der Einband ist etwas berieben und an den Ecke etwas bestoßen. Der Leinenbezug des Rückens hat minimale Fehlstellen. Die Titelseite und die Seite mit dem Inhaltsverzeichnis sind oben an der Bindung ca. 6 cm eingerissen. Die Seiten 1 - 6, 101 - 102 fehlen leider. Bis Seite 12 sind die Seiten an der Bindung mit einem montierten Papierstreifen verstärkt. Das Blatt mit den Seiten 99 / 100 liegt in einem schlechten Zustand bei. Aus dem Blatt mit den Se … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: antiquariat-zorn [Marburg, Germany]
2020-08-07 07:48:14
Raynaud M.B.M.
P. Pradel et Comp. 1839-1842. In-4. Reli�. Bon �tat, Couv. convenable, Dos satisfaisant, Int�rieur frais. 11 volumes. Etiquette coll�e sur les dos. Auteur et titre dor�s sur le dos. 2 photos disponibles.. . . . Classification Dewey : 200-RELIGION
Bookseller: Le-Livre / Le Village du Livre [France]
2020-08-06 21:25:09
Dickens, Charles
London: Chapman and Hall, 1839. First Edition, First Issue. Octavo, 624 pages; VG; bound in half burgundy calf, marbled boards; paneled spine with gilt tooling and lettering; faded marbled text block; first issue points present: Earliest state with misprint 'visiter' (for 'sister') on page 123 line 17, all plates before page 45 with the Chapman and Hall imprint, Page 160, 6 lines up has 'latter' (for 'letter'); frontispiece and 39 plates; slight foxing to plates, as usual; shelved case 4. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Second Story Books [United States]
2020-08-06 15:19:08
Mrs. Jameson
Braunschweig, F. Vieweg & Sohn, 1839. kl. 8° "3 Bde., ca. 850 S., Weitere Produktfotos erhalten Sie gerne auf Nachfrage! . " priv. Hldr. "Einb. l. ber., NaV., guter Zustand"
Bookseller: Antiquariat Bücherwurm [Germany]
2020-08-06 09:36:05
Jameson, Mrs.
Braunschweig: F. Vieweg & Sohn, 1839. Mrs. Jameson: Winterstudien und Sommerstreifereien in CanadaEin Tagebuch Autor/en: Mrs. Jameson Titel: Winterstudien und Sommerstreifereien in CanadaEin Tagebuch Bände: 3 Bde. Verlag: F. Vieweg Sohn Ort: Braunschweig Jahr: 1839 Einband: priv. Hldr. Zustand: Einb. l. ber., NaV., guter Zustand Seitenzahl: ca. 850 S. Format: kl. 8° Suchbegriffe: Abenteuer, Amerika, Braunschweig, Bücher, Canada, Ein, Jameson, Kanada, Mrs, Reise, Reisen, Sohn, Sommerstreifereien, Tagebuch, Vieweg, Wertvolle, Winterstudien, KK00188866, INTKK00188866, 2015-12, WB 22592 dewabit.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Bücherwurm (antiquariat_buecherwurm_kiel) [Knooper Weg 144, Kiel, Germany]
2020-08-04 21:50:03
WILKESON, Samuel
Printed at the Madisonian Office, Washington, 1839. First edition. Tall octavo. 88pp. Printed buff wrappers. Just about fine. Detailed chronology of the development of the American colony in Liberia. A very nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA [Gloucester City, NJ, U.S.A.]
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2020-08-04 12:32:08
1839. FRANKENSTEIN: or, The Modern Prometheus. by MARY SHELLEY (Revised, Corrected, and Illustrated with a New Introduction by the Author) bound together with THE GHOST-SEER (Volume I), by FREDERICK SCHILLER- 1839- London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street- ORIGINAL 1839 EDITION (with 1839 date on the title page)- This is NOT an ex-library book and it is NOT a new reprint edition- BINDING is ORIGINAL 19TH-CENTURY red three-quarter LEATHER HARDCOVER with titles and decoration in GOLD on spine (ALL GOLD is present and BRIGHT); with MARBLE endpapers and RAISED BANDS on spine; TEG; binding and text are very neat, clean and solid, VG with NO extraneous writings (only neat, vintage previous owner bookplate front pastedown). Just light wear and normal 'age-coloration. Overall, an EXCELLENT COLLECTOR COPY of the fairly UNCOMMON ORIGINAL 1839 'Richard Bentley' PRINTING with no advertisements and no title page vignette... with tissue-guarded ENGRAVED FRONTISPIECE by T. HOLST and W. CHEVALIER depicting FRANKENSTEIN and the CREATURE... 202 pages... and 'THE GHOST SEER' with 1839 date on title page being 163 pages.
Bookseller: The Maine Bookhouse (creativesister1) [Oxford, Maine, United States]
2020-08-03 23:56:17
SMITH, J. Calvin
Published by J.H. Colton, New York, 1839. First edition. 12mo. 180pp. Large folding map. Gray-green cloth gilt. Scattered foxing throughout, modest rubbing on the boards, a solid very good copy, with a small stain on the map otherwise in nice, near fine condition. *Howes* S615. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA [Gloucester City, NJ, U.S.A.]
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2020-08-02 11:13:02
A STAFF SURGEON [HENRY, Dr. Walter]
Printed by William Neilson, Quebec, 1839. 2 vols.: 251; 252 p. 23 cm. Rebound in quarter leather with marbled paper boards, new endpapers. A little foxing. Ink signature on title page in vol. 1. Title continues: "or Recollections of Scenes and Small Adventures During Twenty-Nine years' Military Service in the Peninsular War and Inavsion of France, the East Indies, campaign in Nepaul, St. Helena during the detention and until the death of Napoleon, and Upper and Lower Canada." TPL 2279. Sabin 31416; Gagnon I:3575; Morgan p. 183; Dionne 365. In these volumes Dr. Walter Henry (1791-1860) recounts his remarkable life as a military surgeon. The first volume describes his service in the Peninsular War in Europe, the Nepalese War of 1816-17, and his four years on St. Helena, at the end of which he attended the autopsy of Napoleon's body. In the second volume, Henry describes his posting to Canada as staff surgeon, 1827-41, giving a description of the country and an account of the Rebellion of 1837. After being away from Canada for the next ten years, he returned as Inspector-General of British Military Hospitals in 1852. Upon his retirement in 1856, he settled near Belleville. An attractive and well-preserved copy of a rare work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Attic Books (ABAC, ILAB) [London, ON, Canada]
2020-08-02 01:55:04
1839 - PASSAPORTO DI LUIGI LAMBRUSCHINI DAL TITOLO DI S. CALISTO DI SUA SANTITA' PAPA GREGORIO XVI SEGRETARIO DI STATO - ROMA Rarissimo passaporto per Firenze per Angelo Gattinelli noto artista dell'epoca emesso da Luigi Emmanuele Nicolò Lambruschini (Sestri Levante, 16 maggio 1776 - Roma, 12 maggio 1854) è stato un cardinale, arcivescovo cattolico e politico italiano, cardinal segretario di Stato dal 1836 al 1846. Formato 30 x 47 cm. Biografia Angelo Gattinelli nato a Lugo nel 1808, si sentì attratto fin dall'adolescenza dal palcoscenico, divenendo ben presto un apprezzato caratterista. Fece il suo debutto nella compagnia Astolfi, unendosi poi in matrimonio con l'attrice Carolina Astolfi. In seguito formò ditta con L. Taddei, e poi con G. Mozzi, ma la morte della moglie, appena ventiseienne, avvenuta a Trento nel 1838, lo spinse a sciogliere questa società. Sempre come caratterista passò quindi per numerose rinomate compagnie: la Mascherpa, la Pelzet-Domeniconi, la Costantini-Colombino, la Livini, la Ferri, la Pisenti-Solmi (con la quale restò più a lungo), la Giannuzzi, la Vestri-Antinori, e infine la Tessari-Bertini, con la quale stava lavorando a Rovigno d'Istria quando cessò improvvisamente di vivere il 15 gennaio (secondo alcuni il 12) 1859. Come autore aveva tradotto dal francese alcuni lavori teatrali di moda. Biografia Luigi Lambruschini nato il 16 maggio 1776 a Sestri Levante nell'allora Repubblica di Genova, intraprese la carriera ecclesiastica e fu chierico della Congregazione dei Barnabiti. Studiò teologia a Genova e Roma, ma fu costretto a lasciare la città et … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: SCRIPOFILIA.IT INVESTIRE NEL TEMPO (verbania1970) [Bee, Italy]
2020-08-01 13:47:15
Boswell, James. Additions and Notes By John Wilson Croker. Johnsoniana By Hawkins, Piozzi, Murphy, Tyers, Reynolds, Malone et al
John Murray, London. London: John Murray, 1839. Title pages dated 1839 (1835 on engraved titles). Ten volume set handsomely bound by Zaehndorf, numerous full page engravings, frontis and engraved title page in each volume. Full smooth tan calf leather with gilt ruled covers, slightly raised spine bands, dual spine labels in darker tan, gilt decorated compartments, top edge gilt, elaborately gilt tooled inner dentelles, books about 6.75 inches tall. Very good condition with some suface scuffing to the rear cover of volume I, very little other wear, firm bindings, clean pages, no names or other markings. Hard Cover. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Resource Books, LLC [East Granby, CT, U.S.A.]
2020-08-01 13:34:23
1839. LEIPZIG: Souveniransicht, 'Deutsche Buchhändler Börse in Leipzig', Lithographie v. C.C. Böhme u. Fr. Kr ( = Krätzschmer ) n. Liebner b. C.B. Polet in Leipzig, 1839, 43,5 x 54 Das Mittelbild zeigt die deutsche Buchhändlerbörse. An den Rändern dann weitere 16 Detailansichten ( je 5,5 x 8,5 ) aus Leipzig.: Theater, Augusteum, Rathaus, Paulium, Handelsbörse, Thomaskirche, Hofrath Keil's sonst Löhr's Garten, Johanneskirche, Schützenhaus, Bürgerschule, Waagegebäude, Georgenhaus, Gruners Haus, Schloß Pleissenburg, Härtels Haus und Nikolaikirche. - Aus Große, Karl 'Geschichte der Stadt Leipzig'; an der rechten Seite fehlt das schmale Rändchen sowie ca. 1 cm des grauen Hintergrundbereiches ohne den Gesamteindruck des Blattes zu beeinträchtigen. - Sehr selten ! Artikelnummer: 77270.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH (cpaulusch) [10178, Germany]
2020-08-01 09:29:07
Kuhn, Gottlieb Jakob / Meisner, Ludwig, Wyss, Johann Rudolf (Hrsg.)
Bern, J. J. Burgdorfer / Leipzig: L. G. Schmid, 1816, 1820 (Kopie), 1821-1833, 1837, 1839. Kl. 8° (12,5 x 9 cm), OPpbd., bedruckt, ab 1831 mit Ganzgoldschnitt, mit 280 bis 390 S., mit Illustrationen und gefalteten Notenblättern; aus Hist. Lexikon der Schweiz (HLS): "Mit ihren Sagen, Volksliedern, hist. Erzählungen, Dorfgeschichten, Schweizerreisen und volkskundl. Beiträgen sind die als Konkurrenz zu den dt. Almanachen entstandenen A. ein Spiegel der schweiz. Literatur der Restaurationsepoche."Einbände mit Alters- und Gebrauchsspuren, Buchblöcke mässig stockfleckig, insgesamt aber befriedigend und intakt.,
Bookseller: Antiquariat Im Seefeld, Ernst Jetzer [Switzerland]
2020-07-31 20:04:06
DARWIN, Charles, KING Philip Parker and Robert FITZROY
London,: Henry Colburn,, 1839. 1839. Four octavo volumes (240 by 150mm), including appendix to second volume, 56 plates and maps, one supplied, some loose in pockets as issued, original cloth binding, third volume restored, “S.S.” anchor-and-wreath stamps on pastedowns, some wear, occasional foxing. Collation: [vol.1] xxviii, [iv], 598pp.; [vol.2] xxviii, [iv], 694pp., [ii pp. addenda]; [vol.3] xiv, 630 pp., p.609-616 [index]; [vol.4 (“Appendix to Volume II”)] viii, 352 pp.A fine set of “The Voyage of the Beagle” presented by Captain Robert Fitzroy to the ship’s instrument-maker, George Stebbing,in the first volume; and with the third volume, ‘Journal of Researches or The Voyage of the Beagle’ - Darwin’s first published book - inscribed by the author to Andrew Smith. George Stebbing was FitzRoy’s private assistant, the son of an instrument maker from Portsmouth, brought on board to maintain the chronometers and other navigational instruments. Darwin’s account is “one of the most interesting records of natural history exploration ever written and one of the most important, for it was on this voyage that Darwin prepared for his lifework, ultimately leading to The Origin of Species” (Hill). The voyage of the Beagle was “the most important event in Darwin’s intellectual life and in the history of biological science. Darwin sailed with no formal scientific training. He returned a hard-headed man of science, knowing the importance of evidence, almost convinced that species had not always been as they were since creation but had undergone change … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Daniel Crouch Rare Books [United Kingdom]
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2020-07-31 16:56:23
Benson's Commentary of the Bible 1839 Complete 5 Volume Set - Volumes I-V By Rev. Joseph Benson Each book is leather bound Published by T. Mason & G. Lane New York 4 of the 5 volumes are in remarkable condition considering their age. The leather shows the expected patina of almost 200 years of careful ownership. There is a bit of flaking. (Please see pictures) There is normal foxing (or spotting) one would expect for books of this age. Please see below for details of each. *Volume I - Genesis through the Second Book of Samuel -- Excellent condition. No writing in book, spine appears to be strong, no loose pages. *Volume II - Kings through Proverbs -- Excellent condition. No writing in book, spine appears to be strong, no loose pages. *Volume III - Ecclesiastes through Malachi -- Excellent condition. No writing in book, spine appears to be strong, no loose pages. *Volume IV - Matthew through Acts -- This one has issues. The inner hinge just inside the front cover is not secure. The hinge in the center of the book has separated. The pages are not loose from the book but one small section is just connected by the bottom string. *Volume V - Romans through Revelation -- Great condition. Light writing in pencil just inside front cover. Appears to be a name. No writing in book. Spine appears to be strong. No loose pages. First page reads: "The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments with Critical, Practical, and Explanatory Notes. The marginal readings of the most approved printed copies of the scriptures, with such others as appeared to be countenanced by the Hebrew and … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Rosie's Mercantile (nmchile) [Kansas City, Missouri, United States]
2020-07-31 08:03:07
Sancti Bernardi
Gaume Fratres. 1839. In-4. Reliᅵ. Bon ᅵtat, Couv. convenable, Dos satisfaisant, Intᅵrieur frais. Tome 1 premiᅵre et deuxiᅵme partie, tome 2 premiᅵre et deuxiᅵme partie. Titre et auteur dorᅵs sur les dos. Etiquette de code collᅵe sur les dos. 2 photos disponibles.. . . . Classification Dewey : 200-RELIGION Ouvrages en latin.
Bookseller: Le-Livre [SABLONS, France]
2020-07-30 18:32:02
DARWIN, Charles.
London: Henry Colburn,, 1839. The Voyage of the Beagle Octavo (225 x 140 mm). Nineteenth-century green half calf, spine gilt in compartments, red morocco label, spot marbled sides, endpapers, and edges. 2 folding engraved maps, 4 woodcuts in the text. Extremities lightly rubbed with just a tear of wear at tips, internally clean and fresh, an excellent copy. First separate edition, printed from the same sheets as Volume III of Fitzroy's Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's ships Adventure and Beagle, but with prelims [i-iv] cancelled and [v-vi] discarded. "His first published book is undoubtedly the most often read and stands second only to On the Origin of Species as the most often printed. It is an important travel book in its own right and its relation to the background of his evolutionary ideas has often been stressed" (Freeman). Darwin noted in his autobiography that "the voyage of the Beagle has been by far the most important event in my life and has determined my whole career Â… As far as I can judge of myself I worked to the utmost during the voyage from the mere pleasure of investigation, and from my strong desire to add a few facts to the great mass of facts in natural science. But I was also ambitious to take a fair place among scientific men Â… The success of this my first literary child always tickles my vanity more than that of any other books." Provenance: with the engraved book label of Percy Scawen Wyndham (1835-1911), the British soldier, art connoisseur and Conservative politician, who was one of the original members of the informal group o … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington [United Kingdom]
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2020-07-30 14:07:07
Fr. J.P., V.S.M.
Excudebat Migne 1839-1845. R110565913: 1839-1845. In-4. Relié. Bon état, Couv. convenable, Dos frotté, Intérieur frais. Titre et auteur dorés sur les dos. Etiquette de code collée sur les dos. 4 photos disponibles. . . . Classification Dewey : 200-RELIGION [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Le-Livre [SABLONS, France]
2020-07-29 23:03:41
Shelley, Mary
Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, London, 1839. FRANKENSTEIN: or, The Modern Prometheus. by MARY SHELLEY (Revised, Corrected, and Illustrated with a New Introduction by the Author) bound together with THE GHOST-SEER (Volume I), by FREDERICK SCHILLER- 1839- London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street- ORIGINAL 1839 EDITION (with 1839 date on the title page)- This is NOT an ex-library book and it is NOT a new reprint edition- BINDING is ORIGINAL 19TH-CENTURY red three-quarter LEATHER HARDCOVER with titles and decoration in GOLD on spine (ALL GOLD is present and BRIGHT); with MARBLE endpapers and RAISED BANDS on spine; TEG; binding and text are very neat, clean and solid, VG with NO extraneous writings (only neat, vintage previous owner bookplate front pastedown). Just light wear and normal ‘age-coloration. Overall, an EXCELLENT COLLECTOR COPY of the fairly UNCOMMON ORIGINAL 1839 ‘Richard Bentley’ PRINTING with no advertisements and no title page vignette with tissue-guarded ENGRAVED FRONTISPIECE by T. HOLST and W. CHEVALIER depicting FRANKENSTEIN and the CREATURE 202 pages and ‘THE GHOST SEER’ with 1839 date on title page being 163 pages. BK2082419 [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: The Maine Bookhouse [Oxford, ME, U.S.A.]
2020-07-29 23:02:28
WILKESON, Samuel
Washington: Printed at the Madisonian Office, 1839. Softcover. Fine. First edition. Tall octavo. 88pp. Printed buff wrappers. Just about fine. Detailed chronology of the development of the American colony in Liberia. A very nice copy.
Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA [United States]
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2020-07-29 00:39:13
HAREL, Charles.
Paris, Bureau de la Phalange, à la librairie Sociale, 1839. 9 works in one vol., 8vo, pp. x, ii, 212, with one plate; 91, [5]; 4; 4; 16; 19, [1]; 4; 20; 23, [1]; some browning to items 3 and 5; very good in contemporary polished tree calf, flat spine gilt, morocco lettering-piece, marbled endpapers; a few minor abrasions to sides.1. First edition of this work by the entrepreneur and inventor Charles Harel (1771-1852), a friend and disciple of Charles Fourier's. This plan describes Harel's project for the founding of a community of 200 celibates: a utopia of communal life detailing rules ('love', 'the library'etc.) and practical advice (the influence of specific foods, magnetism, exercise). It is accompanied by a facsimile of an autograph letter from Charles Fourier to Harel.2. First edition of these scientific remarks on space, void, the barometer, electricity and other phenomena of physics by a distinguished agronomist and physicist, the inventor of a micrometer.3-5. First editions: a presentation of the Sociétés de la Paix founded at the end of the Napoleonic wars, first created in America in 1815, and two rare pacifist pamphlets.6. Rare tiré-à-part, a pacifist pamphlet containing an extract from Necker's Administration des Finances de la France, with a demonstration of the deadly economic consequences of war.7. First edition of this imaginary dialogue featuring William Penn. Quakers played a pivotal role in the formation of the Sociétés de la Paix and in the establishment of the pacifist movement in the 19th century.8. First edition, rare, of a report for the year 1843 o … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Bernard Quaritch Ltd ABA ILAB [London, United Kingdom]
2020-07-28 06:06:12
BRADSHAW, George
London: Shepherd and Sutton, and Wyld. 1839. First edition of the first complete English railway timetable. First edition of the first complete English railway timetable. Original purple cloth with green and gold title label to the upper board (priced 1/-). Illustrated with a front fold-out map of the railways of England and Wales, 4 double page maps showing different lines (one with the lines hand-coloured yellow and pink), and 4 double page maps of Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, and Leeds. A very good copy, the binding square and firm with a little rubbing to the boards and a minor wear to the top right corner of the title label. The contents with one gathering standing slightly proud are otherwise in good order and clean throughout. The folding map is in exemplary condition and remains free from any damage. An excellent example. The third of Bradshaw's famous railway timetables, the first of which had appeared on 19th October 1839, restricted to northern railways, with a second for southern railways on 25th October. This third issue, a combination of the the two and also published on 25th October, is the first to the cover the whole of England. The fold-out map it contains is also considered to be the first national railway map in the world. A lovely copy of the first edition of this important, pioneering publication in the history of Britain's railways. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.
Bookseller: LUCIUS BOOKS (ABA, ILAB, PBFA) [York, United Kingdom]
2020-07-27 03:16:04
[WATERCOLOUR - INUIT].
Beautiful watercolour of an Inuit seal hunter in a kayak. The drawing shows a hunter carrying a paddle and preparing to strike a seal with a harpoon connected to an inflated bladder. Once attached to the seal, the bladder tires the seal and obliges to it reappear at the surface after a relatively short amount of time. On perceiving the bladder, the hunter rows up to it to kill the seal.Although the artist of the watercolour is unknown, the laid paper on which it is drawn is probably English, with a watermark: M & WE|1839[?]. The last two digits are not entirely clear, but look more like 39 than 20, 29 or 30. The composition is related to an aquatint by M. Dubourg after John Heavyside Clark (1770-1863), published in Edward Ormé's collection Foreign field sports (1813-1814) titled "Greenlanders seal catching". The watercolour and the aquatint could have been based on the same original, but is more probable that the watercolour is a somewhat more artistic drawing based on the aquatint. The artist apparently had a particular fascination for the water; applying numerous parallel strokes to suggest the waves and foam of the sea. Similar to the aquatint, the dress of the hunter does not seem particularly suited to the climate of the arctic. In the watercolour his hat has turned into some sort of turban, which together with the stripes of his coat, brings to mind the orientalist designs fashionable in the eighteenth century. With a few small tears at the foot of the drawing; in very good condition.
Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830) [Netherlands]
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2020-07-26 22:16:52
Charles Dickens
Sketches by Boz - Charles Dickens FIRST octavo Edition 1839 Leather Binding. Published by Chapman and Hall in 1839, this is the first octavo, or single volume edition of Dickens's first book. Sketches by Boz was originally published in two series (three volumes) in 1836-1837. This is a more affordable option for the collector. Very fine condition. Half leather, with usual browning to the plates. Please ask questions and let me know if I can provide more photographs. Shipped with USPS Priority Mail.
Bookseller: ckingbu13 [Providence, Rhode Island, United States]
2020-07-26 20:48:39
Bartolomeo Belli, compilato da
Tipografia Mugnoz - Roma. Anno 1839 completo del periodico semestrale Giornale del Foro, composto da due volumi, entrambi di 382 pagine. Due volumi della prima metà dell'800 in 8.o, stato discreto, coperta in mezzapelle con angoli, piatti marmorizzati, sul dorso fregi e caratteri incisi in oro, alcuni segni del tempo, accenno di fioritura sparsa, tagli appena ambrati, pagine in buono stato, alcune leggermente ambrate. Numero Pagine 764 USATO
Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele [Italy]
2020-07-26 07:43:05
HEMANS, Mrs.
London & Edinburgh: Cadell & Blackwood, 1839. 7 volume set, 6.75 inches tall. Full hard grain morocco with wide gilt raised bands, gilt lettering dentelles and all edges. The panels are framed by blind pallets. The portraits and engraved title pages are hand coloured. Bookseller's tickets. A delightful set of the works of Felicia Hemans, the most considerable woman poet of the Romantic period.
Bookseller: McConnell Fine Books [United Kingdom]
2020-07-26 05:47:18
Bartolomeo Belli, compilato da
Tipografia Mugnoz - Roma, ROMA. Giornale del Foro ITALIANO Anno 1839 completo del periodico semestrale Giornale del Foro, composto da due volumi, entrambi di 382 pagine. Due volumi della prima metà dell'800 in 8.o, stato discreto, coperta in mezzapelle con angoli, piatti marmorizzati, sul dorso fregi e caratteri incisi in oro, alcuni segni del tempo, accenno di fioritura sparsa, tagli appena ambrati, pagine in buono stato, alcune leggermente ambrate. Numero Pagine 764
Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele [Tarquinia, VT, Italy]
2020-07-26 02:23:02
SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe.
London: Edward Moxon, 1839. 4 volumes, octavo (158 x 95 mm). Contemporary green half morocco, titles and decorations to spines gilt, marbled sides ruled in gilt, edges gilt, marbled endpapers, red silk page markers. A little rubbing to spine ends, vol. II foot of front board bumped, contents clean. A fine, fresh set. Engraved portrait frontispiece in vol. I, publisher's ads to vols. I, II and IV. First collected edition, highly desirable in a contemporary binding in such nice condition. Mary Shelley's collected edition of her husband's poetical works established Shelley finally and irreversibly amongst the great poets of the English language. Pirate editions of Shelley's works had persuaded his father, Sir Timothy, that all hope of obscurity had passed, and Mary was allowed to prepare a proper edition provided there was only a minimum of biographical information. "Mary Shelley brought Shelley into the mainstream of the national culture. He was no longer the author of a notorious banned poem [Queen Mab] only obtainable from shops specializing in blasphemy, sedition and advice on birth control. He was the prophet of Prometheus Unbound, one of the most ambitious attempts ever made to uplift life by literature, and of other works such as the "Ode to the West Wind". The notes that Mary added are masterpieces of editing, adding so immeasurably to the reader's understanding that nobody would now consider printing Shelley's poems without them" (St Clair, p. 492). Dunbar, Shelley Studies 345; Granniss, 88; Wise, p. 87; St Clair, The Godwins and the Shelleys: The Biography of a Famil … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA/ ILAB. [London, United Kingdom]
2020-07-25 00:46:22
[PHOTOGRAPHY - HAWAII - CHINA]. [Lai FONG(?), A CHAN, WOODBURY & PAGE, I.W. TABER and Hippolyte ARNOUX].
Collection of 12 vintage photographs from the late 19th century showing China, Indonesia, the Hawaiian Islands, California and Egypt. Of the 4 photographs of China, 2 show Hong Kong, including one, possibly by the famous Chinese photographer Lai Fong (ca. 1839-1890), showing Queen's Road Central. The two rarest photographs show several of the 7500 imperial examination cubicles in Canton (Guangzhou), while a photograph by A Chan (Ya Zhen) shows the famous five-story pagoda on Kun Yam Hill in 1870. The Indonesian island Java can be seen on 3 photographs, including one of lake Telaga Warna by the British firm Woodbury & Page, based in Batavia (Jakarta). Taken further to the west, were 3 photographs of Hawaii, probably all taken in or near Honolulu. A rare undated photograph of the statue of King Kamehameha was taken probably right after the unveiling ceremony in 1883, as it shows a small wooden fence around the statue which can be seen in an illustration in The Graphic (28 April 1883) but is absent from all later images. Of the 2 final images, one by Isaiah West Taber (1830-1912) shows Midway Point in Monterey, California and the other, by Hippolyte Arnoux (fl. 1860-1890), a group of Arabs and camels waiting for the ferry near El Qantara in Egypt. Most of the photographs are worn at the edges, with small tears and folds and a few have small holes; one of the images of Hawaii with a waterstain at the lower margin.
Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830) [Netherlands]
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2020-07-24 17:16:02
Charles Dickens
1839. For sale is a rare second edition of the Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens. Published London: George Bentley, 1839. A full suite of 24 illustrations by George Cruickshank. Small 8vo. Three Volumes. Beautifully bound in original deep green morocco, over marbled boards. Handsome tooling in gilt to the spines. Original endpapers. Externally they remain in good order; the morocco is firm, but it is extraneously rubbed and bumped in places. The hinges remain very good. Internally, this set is complete, but with spotting and marking throughout. The impressions to the plates are bright and bold - making them a very early, and important, set in the print run of the plates. Overall, this is an opportunity not to be missed. It is one of the hardest-to-find Dickens editions, and certainly one of his most famous. It will grace any collection, and could not come more highly recommended. Should you have any questions relating to this item, please do not hesitate to contact us. Further images are also available upon request. Our items are packaged extremely securely and sent via tracked and insured Royal Mail Airsure overseas, and tracked and insured Royal Mail Special Delivery within the UK. We do not profit financially from the postage of our items, always charging less than the actual cost, covering the difference ourselves. WE WILL HAPPILY COMBINE POSTAGE WHERE POSSIBLE FOR MULTIPLE PURCHASES. Please do peruse our other listings - we have a whole host of rare and first edition books and related items. Our once-monthly email alert will keep you apprised of our latest available tit … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: COVE RARE BOOKS (coverarebooks) [Warks , United Kingdom]
2020-07-24 17:16:02
Charles Dickens
1839. For sale is a rare second edition of the Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens. Published London: George Bentley, 1839. A full suite of 24 illustrations by George Cruickshank. Small 8vo. Three Volumes. Beautifully bound in original deep green morocco, over marbled boards. Handsome tooling in gilt to the spines. Original endpapers. Externally they remain in good order; the morocco is firm, but it is extraneously rubbed and bumped in places. The hinges remain very good. Internally, this set is complete, but with spotting and marking throughout. The impressions to the plates are bright and bold - making them a very early, and important, set in the print run of the plates. Overall, this is an opportunity not to be missed. It is one of the hardest-to-find Dickens editions, and certainly one of his most famous. It will grace any collection, and could not come more highly recommended. Should you have any questions relating to this item, please do not hesitate to contact us. Further images are also available upon request. Our items are packaged extremely securely and sent via tracked and insured Royal Mail Airsure overseas, and tracked and insured Royal Mail Special Delivery within the UK. We do not profit financially from the postage of our items, always charging less than the actual cost, covering the difference ourselves. WE WILL HAPPILY COMBINE POSTAGE WHERE POSSIBLE FOR MULTIPLE PURCHASES. Please do peruse our other listings - we have a whole host of rare and first edition books and related items. Our once-monthly email alert will keep you apprised of our latest available tit … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: COVE RARE BOOKS (coverarebooks) [Warks , United Kingdom]
2020-07-24 07:04:10
GARNIER, Francis.
[3], [1 blank], 39, [1 blank] pp.Offprint of an article on central China by the French explorer and diplomat Francis Garnier (1839-1873). In 1872 he decided to travel to the high plateaus of central Asia by way of the valley of the Yangtze river. After a short stay at Beijing they went to Wuhan, where consul Blancheton advised them to take a more southern route, through the provinces of Hunan and Guizhou. When they reached the Tong-Ting (Dongting) lake, however, Garnier decided to explore the Yuan valley, because this area was hardly mapped by European geographers. Via the Wu river the party continued eastward. In August 1873 Garnier received a telegram which summoned him back to Shanghai as quickly as possible to take part in a war in Vietnam. He died during a fight close to Hanoi in December of the same year. The large folding maps depicts central China with Garnier's route highlighted in red.Some foxing and marginal water stains, one tear along a fold of the map. Overall in good condition, with most of the bolts unopened.l Cordier, Sinica, col. 123; Numa Broc, pp. 205-208.
Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830) [Netherlands]
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2020-07-23 08:31:19
SNEYD-KYNNERSLEY, Thomas Alfred.
[215 (including 5 blank)], [117 blank] pp.A manuscript log book and journal of voyages to, from and along the coast of South America in the British navy ships Cumberland and Siren, all kept in a single album by the midshipman Thomas Alfred Sneyd-Kynnersley (1839-1874) in the years 1857 to 1860. The first voyage sailed from Cornwall to Rio de Janeiro, while others sailed along the South American coast, including the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), Monte Video, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Bahia, Pernambuco, Port and Cape Frio and Bahia de São Marcos. The album includes views from nearly all of these sites, probably all by Sneyd-Kynnersly and some signed by him, plus a full-page survey (with coastal profiles) of Atol das Rocas, a volcanic and coral atoll off the coast of Brazil, providing a detailed record of its state 160 years ago. The drawings are excellent, especially when one considers that Sneyd-Kynnersley set off on these voyages as a 17-year-old junior officer. Sneyd-Kynnersley was born in Uttoxeter in Staffordshire. He was promoted to lieutenant in 1860 but had to take leave soon after due to illness and settled in New Zealand, where he remained to his death.The bluish paper has some white spots throughout and 1 leaf is tattered at the fore-edge, but the text and drawings are in very good condition. The bookblock has separated from the binding at the inside front hinge and shows minor damage at the head and foot of the spine and along the board edges, and a few small, minor scuffs on the boards, but has survived its voyages in surprisingly good condition. A detai … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830) [Netherlands]
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2020-07-23 06:37:03
[SINGAPORE - PHOTOGRAPHS]. [SACHTLER, August, and others].
A uniform set of large photographic albumen prints of Singapore, including exterior views of traditional, European and mixed-style buildings, landscapes, the botanical gardens, etc., many with European and/or Malay people in the scene and some with horse-drawn carriages, or boats. The two views from Fort Canning have been attributed to August Sachtler (ca. 1839-1873): one looking southwest toward Telok Blanagah village and its hill, with a Malay man in the foreground; the other looking southeast toward the roadstead, with many ships in the background and a canon in the foreground, at least the former published in National Museum of Singapore, The image of our landscape (2009). Sachtler gained experience as a photographer in the Prussian Expedition to Japan and China (1860-1862), came to Singapore in 1863 and worked there as a commercial photographer to his death in April 1873. He may have made some of the other photographs as well. They show the Jamae Mosque (ca. 1835) and Sri Mariamman Hindu temple (ca. 1827); six views of the botanical gardens established by Whampoa (1816-1880); a jungle plantation in operation (with 4 boats); jungle houses built on wooden stilts with roofs and some walls of reed; the Hôtel de l'Europe; the mission chapel; the gothic revival St Andrew's Cathedral (ca. 1861); Raffles Square; the town hall (ca. 1862). As usual with albumen prints, the sky in the background shows little or no detail of clouds, and two or three have lost a bit of detail in the background, but all further preserve very detailed images and are in very good condition, with only … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830) [Netherlands]
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2020-07-22 20:51:09
1839. Condition: Like New. No writing, underlining or highlighting - beautiful books. Leather bound. 6 vols in 5 books (Vols 1 & 2 are in the same book). Bindings are tight. Leather covers are in excellent condition. Times and Seasons Complete 6 Volume Set 1839-1846 Nauvoo Newspaper This is a Registered Set of 44 of the L.D.S. Heritage Library issued by Collectors Library, Ltd.. Exciting editions of this scarce Mormon periodical. ; This is the complete run of the Nauvoo newspaper. Published monthly or twice monthly. Original editors were Ebenezer Robinson and The Brother of the Prophet, Joseph Smith - Don Carlos Smith. After Don Carlos's untimely death, Joseph Smith became the editor. The Times and Seasons was the official newspaper of the LDS / Mormon Church (Much Like the Ensign Magazine Today) , and between it's pages were the first appearances of the Wentworth Letter, the Book of Abraham as well as the personal history of Joseph Smith. One cannot hope to understand the Nauvoo period of Mormonism without the 'Times and Seasons'. More than its predecessors, it captures the spirit of the Latter-day Saints as it chronicles their day-to-day efforts to spread their message and gather the converted. Its pages reflect the optimism, which fueled the building of the City of Joseph and the sorrow, which accompanied its abandonment.
Bookseller: Hammerhead III Books (hammerheadiii) [Sandy, Utah, United States]
2020-07-20 22:04:14
Thomson, J. Edgar (civil engineer)
Phila: P.S. Duval, Lith.; On Stone by J. Probst, 1839. Map of the southeastern United States, including place names, rivers, and some geographical features. 55 x 74 cm. on a 61 x 81 cm. sheet. The map shows, via hand-colored lines and a manuscript key, the Georgia Rail Road (in red), other railroads completed and in progress (in yellow), and those chartered & proposed (in orange). Old fold lines, some faint old spotting, primarily to margins, else a very good copy. A small correction has been added: "Prepared by" on a slip of paper has been laid down above the printed name of the civil engineer. The area depicted on the map is the Mississippi River, from Baton Rouge to where it intersects the Missouri, east to the Atlantic Ocean, south to the Gulf of Mexico, and north to the Chesapeake Bay. Printed remarks under the legend at the lower right corner note that the Georgia Rail Road extended from Augusta, the "head of Navigation of the Savannah River to the Western and Atlantic Rail-Road - which it Joins - near Decatur. - Length 165 miles. Length of the W. & A.R.R. 130 miles - making the total distance from the Navigable Waters of the Atlantic to those of the Mississippi 295 miles. - The greatest Rise on this route is 36 feet per Mile and no Stationary power is required on the whole line." This map was probably made to accompany the Report of the Engineer in Chief, May 13, 1839. J. Edgar Thomson followed in his father's footsteps, becoming a civil engineer and working on various railroads in Pennsylvania. He was hired as chief engineer for the Georgia Railroad, making his fir … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Bartlebys Books [United States]
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2020-07-20 13:58:02
Chateaubriand
Imprimerie de Béthune et Plon. R110565857: 1839. In-8. Relié. Bon état, Couv. convenable, Dos abîmé, Quelques rousseurs. 10 volumes du tome 2 au tome 12, manque les tomes 1 et 3. Dos abimés. Titre et tome dorés sur les dos. 2 photos disponibles. . . . Classification Dewey : 200-RELIGION [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Le-Livre [SABLONS, France]
2020-07-19 19:01:26
Curis D. Joannis Mabillon
Apud Gaume Fratres. 1839. In-4. Reliᅵ. Bon ᅵtat, Couv. convenable, Dos abᅵmᅵ, Intᅵrieur frais. 4 volumes comprenant le tome 1 premiᅵre et deuxiᅵme partie et le tome 2 premiᅵre et deuxiᅵme partie. Titre dorᅵ sur les dos. 2 photos disponibles.. . . . Classification Dewey : 200-RELIGION Ouvrages en latin.
Bookseller: Le-Livre [SABLONS, France]
2020-07-19 12:13:10
PRATT, P.P.
J.W. Harrison, Printer, New York, 1839. Second edition, revised. 12mo. Original publisher's green cloth gilt. Moderate foxing, slight wear at the spine ends, and a couple of page corners creased, a pleasing, very good copy. A famous fiery apologetic by Parley P. Pratt, one of the most influential theologians of Mormonism and an original member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. An immensely important document from the early days of the Mormon faith which has been called "the most powerful proselytizing work after *The Book of Mormon*" (Givens and Grow, *Parley P. Pratt: The Apostle Paul of Mormonism*, p.90). This edition contains the $300 award notice for anyone who can successfully refute the work. Rare and important. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA [Gloucester City, NJ, U.S.A.]
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2020-07-18 11:43:10
Charles Chevalier
PARIS FRANCE: CHEZ L'AUTEUR and CHEZ CROCHARD, LIBRAIRE, 1839. Hardcover cloth book is in acceptable condition for its age. Some extreme wear to boards and spine . Some extreme page tanning with foxing. Binding is intact and square. Overall book is in a solid condition. Please see all photos for further details as they are part of the condition description. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have prior to purchase.Hardcover cloth book is a retired Library copy from the Bausch & Lomb scientific Library. Des microscopes et de leur usage by Charles Chevalier HARDCOVER 1839, 1st Ed. Hardcover cloth book is in acceptable condition for its age. Some extreme wear to boards and spine . Some extreme page tanning with foxing. Binding is intact and square. Overall book is in a solid condition. Please see all photos for further details as they are part of the condition description. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have prior to purchase. Hardcover cloth book is a retired Library copy from the Bausch & Lomb scientific Library. About this Item: Chez L'Auteur, Paris, 1839. First edition. Bound in contemporary marbled paper over boards with quarter morocco, titled in gilt on the spine. Charles Chevalier (1804-1859) was the leading French manufacturer of the camera obscura, lenses and optical instrument. In 1826, he furnished Niépce with a camera and lens of his own design for his early experiments in reproducing images through the agency of light. He told Niépce of the similar experiments of Daguerre, for whom he also made lenses and cameras, as well as advised him … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: rayenright [Rochester, New York, United States]
2020-07-17 10:26:54
( Turner, J.M.W., Illustrator ) Moore, Thomas
London: John Macrone , 1839. Finely bound by Riviere & Son for Edmund D. Brooks (Minneapolis publisher and bookseller) in polished red calf, back ornately gilt, gilt rules bordering covers, ornate gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, marbled end papers. Near Fine, scant rubs at edges. light toning to text. First edition containing the Turner engravings, which are quite nice. Four fine plates engraved by Goodall after drawings by Turner. The last work by Turner in the area of book illustration, and the First Printing of "Alciphron", Moore's last separate literary publication. NCBEL III, 266. . First Edition. Polished Calf. Near Fine/No Jacket, As Issued. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Dale Steffey Books [United States]
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2020-07-17 10:26:37
Burton, William E. and Edgar A. Poe, Eds
Philadelphia: William E. Burton,, 1839. Very Good Plus and handsomely bound in later red cloth with gilt titles and rules, top edge gilt, marbled end pages, 332 pp..with six tissue-guarded plates. gilt initials P.L. front board. complete with all illustrations, lacking only the tissue guard for the month of September. Bound without the original wrappers. Cloth rubbed at corners and spine ends. Contains the First Printing of Poe's classic story "The Fall of the House of Usher", basis for several movies and TV shows, including the 1960 classic "House of Usher" starring Vincent Price and with the screenplay by Richard Matheson. Also includes several other Poe stories and poems including "To Ianthe in Heaven," "The Man that was Used Up: A Tale of the Late Bugaboo and Kickapoo Campaign," "William Wilson: A tale,"( basis for several TV episodes) "Morella: A tale," ( also filmed, 1999) and "The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion". . First Edition. Cloth. Very Good Plus/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Dale Steffey Books [United States]
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2020-07-17 06:48:06
Aborigines Protection Society
London: Aborigines Protection Society, 1839. GOOD Open front hinge behind fly page (see photo). Historic association inscription on front fly page. Owner stamp of Harmon Wilson on first title page. Binding original but worn with chips to spine and damp stains.Pages occasionally foxed. 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 P … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Poetry in Power (poetryinpower) [San Marino, California, United States]
2020-07-15 15:57:33
Charles Dickens
Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand, London, 1839. Unusual three volumes set bound from the parts with some residual evidence of binding on early title pages (3 small page holes close to hinge, see photograph). Green cloth hard covers with gilt titles on spines and no cover wear, the third volume has a lighter (olive) green colour. Engraved portrait frontispiece of Dickens by Finden after Maclise, illustrated with 39 plates which are all present but irregularly inserted usually in pairs and not corresponding to the list of plates, xvi, 224, 225-448 and 449-624 pages. First edition first state with most of the early printing errors (approximately 33 and possibly more of Smith's 41 first issue internal flaws) including: sister for visitor page 123, flys for flies page 245, visitors for visitors 272, publisher's name at bottom of frontispiece and 3 of first 4 plates. Scarce 1st edition in 3 volumes and first or very early issue in near fine to fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: McGonigles' [Cerne Abbas, United Kingdom]
2020-07-15 10:38:02
JARDINE, Sir William (1800-1874)
Privately printed at the Expense of the Author, Jardine Hall, Lockerby, Dumfries, 1839. Title, plate list, nine engraved plates (three by Edward Lear, four by Selby, one by Jardine and one by James Stewart). Original green wrappers bound in, repairs to rear wrapper. Modern red morocco backed cloth. Rare privately-printed work on ducks by Jardine. According to Wood, the images include eight plates from Jardine and Selby's Illustrations of Ornithology (Original series: 62, 95, 137, 138, 146, 147; New Series: xxiii and xxix). Privately printed and evidently disseminated by Jardine, the work is very rare. Nissen IVB 470; Zimmer, p. 32; Freeman 1931. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA) [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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