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        Burton's Gentleman's Magazine July 1839 - June 1840

      Philadelphia: William E. Burton, 1839 - 1840. Vol. 5 (July to December 1839) and Vol. 6 (January to June 1840). Hardcover. Good. 334; 294 p. 25 cm. First volume has title page vignette of Dr. Franklin. 9 in-text illustrations and 4 full-page plates, one of which is covered with clippings about checkers. Another vignette on Vol. VI title page towards rear (though section following is Dec. 1839). Frontispiece and 2 plates missing. Second volume has illustrated page opposite title, title vignette, 7 in-text illustrations, 3 full-page plates, plate missing top third. 2 plates missing. Half leather with paper boards. Covers rubbed, spine and corners worn. Dampstains and spots throughout. Chip in front free endpaper. Checkers clippings on one plate and its reverse. Some small tears, including one in second title. Burton's Gentleman's Magazine was published in Philadelphia from 1837 to 1841. Its founder was William Evans Burton, an English-born immigrant who also managed a theatre and was a minor actor. In June 1839 he made arrangements with Edgar Allan Poe to contribute to the magazine; Poe agreed to provide about 11 pages of original material per month and was paid $10 a week. Included in this volume are Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher," "William Wilson," and "Morella." In 1841, Burton sold the magazine to George Rex Graham, who merged it with Atkinson's Casket to become Graham's Magazine.

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        17 Chinese watercolours made for the export market].[China, first half of the 19th century]. Collection of 17 Chinese watercolours on Asian paper with chain lines, including 3 of birds seated on a branch, 3 of ensembles of fruit and flowers and 5 of fishes (all ca. 30 x 37 .5 cm); 2 further watercolours, each showing 2 branches of flowers and trees in a drawn oval border (ca. 39 x 30 cm); and 4 watercolours of Chinese people posing with objects (ca. 25 x 21 cm). In a modern gold-tooled dark green morocco clam shell box, in contemporary style.

      - Thirteen detailed Chinese watercolours of birds, fruits, flowers, plants and fishes, together with four portraits of Chinese people posing with a pipe, lute, flower and a handheld fan. The drawings in this album show the mixture of the Chinese and European styles that was popular in the market for export paintings in the first half of the 19th century: a combination of the Chinese approach to rendering with European aesthetics concerning light, shadow and realism. As traditional in these paintings, large areas of flat colour have been subtly shaded with very thin lines to draw the veins of the leaves, fins of the fish and feathers of the birds. The production of these export paintings began earnestly in the 1820s and reached its height in the 1830s and 1840s, especially after China's defeat in the First Opium War (1839-1842) opened the country to foreign trade. Photography was introduced in China in the 1840s and the market for export paintings declined after 1860.By the end of the 18th century Chinese painters in Hong Kong and Canton started producing paintings and drawings for European buyers. Although they were made for artistic and decorative purposes, many European naturalists began collecting drawings to study Chinese plants and species. Most of the plants and animals would simply not survive the journey to Europe whereas dried specimens did not preserve the colour or shape of the flower. Most of the export paintings were ensembles of flowers and animals placed on a background. Imagination was more important than copying nature, and the realistically painted flowers could have different colours or even be a composition of elements from different species. For that reason serious naturalists commissioned Chinese artists to paint according to the standards of European scientific illustration. With a few tiny spots and minor smudges, but otherwise in very good condition.

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        Van Dieman's Land. Copies of Despatches from the Lieutenant-Governor

      1839 - Parliamentary Documents Relating to the Penal Colony of Van Dieman's Land and New South Wales, 1839-1855 [Australia]. [Transportation]. Van Dieman's Land. Van Dieman's Land. Copies of Despatches from the Lieutenant-Governor of Van Dieman's Land, Relative to Transportation and the Assignment of Convicts. [London]: Ordered, By the House of Commons, To be Printed, 12 August 1839. 4 pp. [With] An Act for the Government of New South Wales and Van Dieman's Land [30th July 1842]. [Running title]. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1842. [833]-850 pp. [And] An Act to Explain and Amend the Act for the Government of New South Wales and Van Dieman's Land [6th August 1844]. [Running title]. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1842. [577]-580 pp. [And] South Australia. Convicts (Van Dieman's Land). Copies of All the Correspondence Between Any Person or Persons Interested in South Australia and the Colonial Office, Respecting the Effect Upon that Province of the Official Notice of the Comptroller General of Van Dieman's Land, Of the 21st Day of June 1845, Relative to Convicts in that Colony Who were Holders of Conditional Pardons. [London]: Ordered, By the House of Commons, To be Printed, 26 August 1846. 9. [1] pp. [And] Transportation. (Van Dieman's Land.) Copy of a Communication upon the Subject of Transportation, Addressed to Earl Grey by the Lord Bishop of Tasmania. (Viscount Mahon.) [London]: Ordered, By the House of Commons, To be Printed, 23 July 1847. 11, [1] pp. [And] Van Dieman's Land. Copies of Despatches, With Their Enclosures, Relating to the Cases of Mr. Justice Montagu and Chief Justice Pedder, With Other Documents. [London]: Ordered, By the House of Commons, To be Printed, 29 July 1848. 112, [2] pp. [And] An Act to Enable Her Majesty to Assent to a Bill, As Amended, Of the Legislature of New South Wales, "To Confer a Constitution on New South Wales, And to Grant a Civil List to Her Majesty [16th July 1855]. [Running title]. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1855. [401]-422 pp. 7 items in all ranging in size from 12" x 7-1/2" to 13" x 8." Disbound, moderate toning, occasional edgewear, 4 items have small library marking of the Netherlands Foreign Office, Van Dieman's Land (.

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        Collection of 14 photographs of China, Indonesia, the Hawaiian Islands, California and Egypt]. Late 19th century. Albumen prints, ranging in size from ca. 16.5 x 23 cm to 21 x 28 cm.

      - Collection of 14 vintage photographs from the late 19th century showing China, Indonesia, the Hawaiian Islands, California and Egypt. Of the 6 photographs of China, 2 show the inner harbour and the home of the Portuguese poet Luís de Camões in Macau. Hong Kong can be seen in two other images, 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.

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        Heads from Nicholas Nickleby

      1839 - Drawings by Miss Lacreevy. 8vo. Original pictorially decorated buff wrappers. London, Robert Tyas. Complete in six volumes. Each issue contains four portraits of different characters, hence a total of 24 plates in the six monthly issues. There is no text just the four plates in each issue. Each wrapper is the same except the issue number at the top; No. III's appear to be a No. II with an extra 'I', and No. VI has no number printed, just a ?6? entered by hand. Condition is very good, the wrappers of the last part are a bit worn, and the plates in No. V have some foxing. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Deutschlands Flora. Nach natürlichen Familien beschrieben und durch Abbildungen erläutert.

      8 in 6, mit 891 farbig kolorierten Kupertafeln, jeder Text-Band mit Register, 8. 20,6 x 13,5 cm. 346/302/242/86 Seiten, In gutem Zustand. Bände etwas berieben, Buchblöcke sauber, bis auf eine Ziffer und handschtiftlichem Bibliothekseintrag auf dem Titel kaum Benutzungsspuren, die Tafeln in der Mehrzahl sauber und frisch, ganz wenige leicht braunfleckig, die Kupfer in beeindruckender Altkolorierung. Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar eines Gymnasiums, jedoch in gutem Zustand. Weiter im Untertitel: "Ein Handbuch für Botaniker überhaupt, so wie für Aerzte, Apotheker, Forstmänner, Oekonomen und Gärtner insbesondere". 4 Textbände in 2 Bücher - Buch 1: 1+2. Textband (1839, 346 S./1835, 302 S.) / 3+4. Textband (1844, 242 S./1850 86 S.) dazu 4 Bände mit Tafelabbildungen (kororierten Kupfertafeln), Band I: 228, Band II: 243, Band III: 240, Band IV: 180 farbig kolorierte Kupfertafeln. Teilweise in gebrochener Schrift.

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        Catalog of Samurai Katana

      Tokyo: 1839 [Tempo 9]. 9 vols. (a complete set, as issued). 1st edition (in Japanese). Fundamental text and woodblock prints (7 1/4" X 10') presenting katana (swords) of the Samurai. Original string bound wrappers, paper title slips, untrimmed. 3 volumes with 240 pages, of illustrations (woodblocks of swords), 6 volumes with 270 pages, of text. A few insect tracts, various stains, else very good, unmarked, unrepaired, complete, and scarce. Very good.

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        Van Dieman's Land. Copies of Despatches from the Lieutenant-Governor.

      1839. Parliamentary Documents Relating to the Penal Colony of Van Dieman's Land and New South Wales, 1839-1855 [Australia]. [Transportation]. Van Dieman's Land. Van Dieman's Land. Copies of Despatches from the Lieutenant-Governor of Van Dieman's Land, Relative to Transportation and the Assignment of Convicts. [London]: Ordered, By the House of Commons, To be Printed, 12 August 1839. 4 pp. [With] An Act for the Government of New South Wales and Van Dieman's Land [30th July 1842]. [Running title]. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1842. [833]-850 pp. [And] An Act to Explain and Amend the Act for the Government of New South Wales and Van Dieman's Land [6th August 1844]. [Running title]. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1842. [577]-580 pp. [And] South Australia. Convicts (Van Dieman's Land). Copies of All the Correspondence Between Any Person or Persons Interested in South Australia and the Colonial Office, Respecting the Effect Upon that Province of the Official Notice of the Comptroller General of Van Dieman's Land, Of the 21st Day of June 1845, Relative to Convicts in that Colony Who were Holders of Conditional Pardons. [London]: Ordered, By the House of Commons, To be Printed, 26 August 1846. 9. [1] pp. [And] Transportation. (Van Dieman's Land.) Copy of a Communication upon the Subject of Transportation, Addressed to Earl Grey by the Lord Bishop of Tasmania. (Viscount Mahon.) [London]: Ordered, By the House of Commons, To be Printed, 23 July 1847. 11, [1] pp. [And] Van Dieman's Land. Copies of Despatches, With Their Enclosures, Relating to the Cases of Mr. Justice Montagu and Chief Justice Pedder, With Other Documents. [London]: Ordered, By the House of Commons, To be Printed, 29 July 1848. 112, [2] pp. [And] An Act to Enable Her Majesty to Assent to a Bill, As Amended, Of the Legislature of New South Wales, "To Confer a Constitution on New South Wales, And to Grant a Civil List to Her Majesty [16th July 1855]. [Running title]. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1855. [401]-422 pp. 7 items in all ranging in size from 12" x 7-1/2" to 13" x 8." Disbound, moderate toning, occasional edgewear, 4 items have small library marking of the Netherlands Foreign Office, Van Dieman's Land (.

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        De l'homme animal

      First edition, one of the rare large paper copies.Spine cracked on foot, on joint cracked on foot with a lack, library label to head of spine, occasional light spotting.Rare. Béchet jeune & Labé Paris 1839 16,5x23cm broché

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        Heads from Nicholas Nickleby

      Drawings by Miss Lacreevy. 8vo. Original pictorially decorated buff wrappers. London, Robert Tyas.

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        Syphilidologie oder die neuesten Erfahrungen, Beobachtungen ... Erste Ausgabe. 7 Bde. Leipzig, E. Kollmann, 1839-45. Lwd. bzw. Hldr. d. Zt. - Seltene (komplette) periodische Publikation, zu der bis 1862 noch mehr Fortsetzungen und neue Folgen erschienen.

      . Behrend, F. J. (Hrsg.). Syphilidologie oder die neuesten Erfahrungen, Beobachtungen u. Fortschritte des Inlandes und Auslandes über die Erkenntnis und Behandlung der venerischen Krankheiten. Eine Sammlung des Wissenswerthesten ... aus den neuesten Werken, ... Erste Ausgabe. 7 Bde. Leipzig, E. Kollmann, 1839-45. 21 x 13,5 cm. * Mit 1 gefalt. Tafel (Bd. 4) * VI, 629 VIII, 632 VI, 629 VIII, 623 VIII, 632 VIII, 330 VI, 634 VI, 618 S. Lwd. bzw. Hldr. d. Zt. (VDeckel u. Rücken mit Spuren von Bibliotheks-Etiketten). - Gestempelt u. mit althandschr. Bibliotheks-Nr. Einbände etw. berieben u. bestoßen, Rücken Band 2 oben mit 2,5 cm Einriss. - Seltene (komplette) periodische Publikation, zu der bis 1862 noch mehr Fortsetzungen und neue Folgen erschienen. - Proksch I, 4 Hirsch/H. I, 432. - In Bd. 5 angebunden: Wallace, W. Darstellung des Verlaufs und Behandlung der primären venerischen Krankheit und ihrer Varietäten. Erste dt. Ausgabe. Leipzig, Kollmann, 1842. VIII, 330 S. Hirsch/H. V, 830. .

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        Autograph musical manuscripts signed.

      No place, 1839. - Oblong 4to (306 x 232 und 290 x 222 mm). 2 vols. (30) and (50) pp. Contemporary red morocco, covers and spines richly gilt, giltstamped cover monogram (crowned). A clean and well-executed fair copy of two cantatas and a romance: "Viva Cristina", "Nel mirare", and "Pria che autunno", splendidly bound for the Queen of Sardinia. Each piece signed at the end ("Originali di Giovanni Sebastiani") and dedicated to Maria Christina of Naples and Sicily (1779-1849), the daughter of Maria Carolina and King Ferdinand I of Naples and Sicily and wife (since 1807) of Charles Felix, who ruled Sardinia as king from 1821 to 1831. The first piece was performed in Rome by students of the Ospizio di San Michele; the second, the "Romanza", is also dedicated to the Duchess of Berry, Maria Christina's niece, who had spent her holidays with the royal family. Like the second piece, the third (bound separately) was penned during Maria Christina's holiday in the Villa Rufinella (also known as Villa Tuscolana) in Frascati. - The composer Sebastiani, a native of Frascati, had studied at the Ospizio di San Michele in Rome and passed away in 1899, aged eighty years (as his obituary in "Le Ménestrel" of 2 April 1899 informs us). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de Napoléon.

      Paris: Furne. 1839 - Full calf, 10.25 inches tall. A magnificent full cat's paw binding, unsigned, though by Charles Lewis. With gilt raised bands, twin labels and dense gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Armorial bookplate. Uniform binding with our copy of Laurent de L'Lardeche's 'Histoire de L'Empereur Napoleon'. With engraved vignettes by Raffet throughout. In the original French. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        OPERA OMNIA - ABBATIS CLARAE-VALLENSIS - 4 TOMES EN 4 VOLUMES (VOLUMEN PRIMUM PARS PRIOR + PARS ALTERA + VOLUMEN SECUNDUM PARS PRIOR + PARS ALTERA)

      PARISIIS, APUD GAUME FRATRES 1839 - R260224150: 1575 pages + paginé de 1591 à 3415 + 1438 pages + paginé de 1443 à 2766 - texte en 2 colonnes - RELIURE VELIN - filets dorés sur le dos - pièces de titre rouges et noires avec filets auteur titre tomaison dorés sur le dos - tampons et étiquettes (dos) de bibliothèque - EX-LIBRIS TAMPON R.D. AUG. TRILHE - 5 PHOTOS DISPONIBLES Post horstium denuo recognita, repurgata, et in meliorem digesta ordinem, necnon novis praefationibus, admonitionibus, notis et observationibus, indicibusque copiosissimis locupletata et illustrata Curis D. Joannis Mabillon - editio quarta, emendata et aucta - TEXTE EN LATIN - COLLECTION SANCTI BERNARDI ABBATIS CLARAE-VAILLENSIS OPERA OMNIA - TOMES 1 ET 2 / TOMES 3 ET 4 / TOMI 5 PRIORES TRACTATUS / TOMI 5 TRACTARUS POSTERIORES S. DOCTORIS VITAE ET INDICES GENERALES In-4 Relié cuir dos-coins. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Rousseurs Classification Dewey : 230-Christianisme. Théologie chrétienne [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Livre du Roy Modus et de la Royne Ratio, nouvelle édition. Conforme aux manuscrits de la bibliothèque royale, ornée de gravures faits d¿après les vignettes de ces manuscrits fidèlement reproduites, avec une préface par Elzéar Blaze.

      Paris, Elzéar Blaze, 1839. - Grand In-8, 16 pages, [2]-CXXXIX feuillets en caractères gothiques, nombreuses lettrines, illustrations dans le texte. Titre en rouge et noir. Demi-maroquin rouge à coins, dos à nerfs, titre doré, tête dorée. Exemplaire à toutes marges. Reliure du XIXe siècle, signée Petit succ. de Simier. Bel ex. (Coins légèrement frottés, quelques rares rousseurs.) Première édition moderne de cet ouvrage désigné par les manuscrits sous le titre : Les livres du roy Modus et de la Royne Ratio, composés entre 1354 et 1377. Il est conservé par une trentaine de manuscrits, la plupart ornés de miniatures. La plus ancienne édition est datée de 1486, les éditions du XVIe siècle en dérivent toutes. C¿est le plus ancien ouvrage imprimé traitant exclusivement de la chasse et l'un des plus anciens écrits en français. Il se compose de deux parties : le Livre des déduits, concernant la chasse proprement dite et le Songe de pestilence, qui est une sorte de traité de morale. Le nom de l'auteur a été l'objet de nombreuses controverses. Tandis qu'Elzéar Blaze renonce ici à déchiffrer la rosace qui figure sur les deux plus anciens manuscrits et qu'il reproduit dans cette édition, Alphonse Chassant (1869) découvrira le véritable nom de l'auteur : noble homme Henri de Ferrières, chevalier, appartenant à l'une des plus anciennes familles de Normandie. D'aucuns combattirent cette opinion soutenant que la rosace ne contenait que les noms des scribes et copistes et qu'il s'agissait d'un ouvrage anonyme compilant d'anciens textes. Après un examen critique de toutes ces théories, Gunnar Tilander (1932) se range à l'opinion de Chassant pour conclure qu'Henri de Ferrières est bien l'auteur du Livre du Roy Modus. Belle publication par les soins d¿Elzéar Blaze, auteur du Chasseur au chien d'arrêt, du Chasseur au chien courant et du Chasseur aux filets. Elle est illustrée de nombreuses vignettes sur bois reproduisant des miniatures, et de jolies lettrines. L''édition est imprimée sur papier de Hollande de belle qualité. De la bibliothèque du Docteur Ant. Danyau, avec ex-libris monogrammé et devise « Prudente ac Fortiter ». Vicaire V, 349. Thiébaud 400-401. Bossuat 5533. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Versailles ancien et moderne

      First edition, illustrated with a frontispiece, a map (route from Paris to Versailles) and many wood engraved in the text Trimolet, Daubigny, French, etc. the romantic way (text frame, cul-de-lamp, headers, in-texts ... At pp. 316, 317, 341 and 412 are empty frames of prints that have never been published.Binding in full green heartache signed Simier, binder of the king. Back with false nerves adorned with richly decorated boxes, cold fat nets, roulettes on the nerves. boards struck with a large decorative plate with birds and arabesques of foliage; triple framing net and cold fat fillet. Golden slices. Large interior frieze. On the whole fresh, sometimes with some foxing, and some leaves a little brown.Very nice copy.This beautiful publication, perfectly executed, is interested in describing and narrating all that was known then of Versailles, as well from the point of view of the fine arts and the architecture as of the life of the people who lodged there. Imprimerie d'Everat Paris 1839 Grand in 8 (17x26,5cm) 516pp.

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        The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1839. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. 624 pp. Bound in dark brown leather, spine with 5 raised bands with gilt ruling and gilt lettering, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, all edges gilt, 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 cover 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. 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.

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        Pigot’s & Co.’s New Map of the Environs of London. / Extending 14 miles round St. Paul’s/ in every direction.

      Pigot, James & Co. 1839 - steel engraved map with remnants of original colouring; paper size 49 x 45 cm, circular map dia. 42 cm. various professional restorations, o/w vg cond.- A very decorative, circular map of London and its environs, covering Hertfordshire, Essex, Surrey and Middlesex and extending from Cheshunt to Couldsdon and Purfleet to Harlington, with a panoramic view of the Thames at the bottom, showing St.Paul’s and Custom House. Published for the 'British Atlas of the Counties of England'.- Howgego 341, state 3 of 4

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        Marifetname. Bulaq, al-Matbaa ül-Kubra, 1255 AH (= 1839/40 AD).

      1839. Folio (190 x 285 mm). 23, (1), 563, (1) pp. Modern green binding. Second edition of the "Book of Gnosis", an encyclopedic Ottoman Turkish work by Erzurumlu Ibrâhim Hakki (Ibrahim El-Haqqi, 1703-80?) on astronomy, mathematics, anatomy, psychology, philosophy, and Sufi mysticism. Compiled from 400 sources and completed in 1757, the book was written in a layman's language. It is famous for containing the first treatment of post-Copernican astronomy by a Muslim scholar. - Well preserved in a modern binding. Zenker I, 1709. OCLC 949546174.

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        LES FILLES PUBLIQUES DE PARIS ET LA POLICE QUI LES RÉGIT, par F. F.-A. Béraud, ex-commissaire de police de Paris, chargé spécialement du service actif de l'attribution des moeurs ; précédées d'une Notice historique sur la Prostitution chez les divers peuples de la Terre, par M. A. M., membre de plusieurs sociétés savantes.

      Bruxelles, Méline, Cans et Compagnie, 1839 - 2 tomes en 1 volume in-18 (15,3 x 10 cm) de (2)-308 et (2)-264 pages. Reliure demi-cuir caramel beurre salé, dos lisse orné de fleurons et palettes dorés, pièce de titre de veau noir, tranches marbrées. Exemplaire à l'état proche du neuf. Quelques rousseurs sans gravité à quelques feuillets mais beau papier vélin. ÉDITION PIRATE BELGE PARUE LA MÊME ANNÉE QUE L'ÉDITION ORIGINALE.Cet ouvrage est le complément indispensable à l'étude de Parent-Duchatelet sur la prostitution dans Paris paru quelques années plus tôt ; "il contient des faits curieux et intéressants et des vues d'amélioration.". Monsieur Béraud vise à l'éradication complète de la prostitution clandestine. La Notice historique qui précède est de Monsieur Albert Montemont et occupe les pages 7 à 99. L'éditeur belge Méline et Cans était l'un des spécialistes des éditions pirates imprimées aussitôt l'édition originale imprimée. Ses éditions sont toujours portatives (petit format) et bien imprimées sur bon papier (ce qui est le cas ici). Provenance : Ex libris armorié gravé pour le baron Théodore de Valenzi (1813-1855), bibliophile gantois (Belgique). Cette reliure bien que non signée est très probablement l'oeuvre du relieur gantois Jacques-François Burio (1786-1856). On sait qu'il a réalisé bon nombre de la riche bibliothèque du bibliophile. Valenzi (originaire d'une ancienne famille de la Bohème) était membre de la Société des Bibliophiles Flamands. "[.] bibliophile éclairé il avait réuni une belle et riche bibliothèque, où il n'admettait que des livres de choix, parmi lesquels la littérature et l'histoire occupaient la plus grande place.". Cf. Messager des sciences et des arts, publ. par la Société royale des beaux-arts, p. 134. (année 1856). ÉDITION BELGE PLUS RARE QUE L'ÉDITION ORIGINALE DE CET IMPORTANT TEXTE. Bel exemplaire dans une fine reliure strictement de l'époque. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [17 Chinese watercolours made for the export market].[China, first half of the 19th century]. Collection of 17 Chinese watercolours on Asian paper with chain lines, including 3 of birds seated on a branch, 3 of ensembles of fruit and flowers and 5 of fishes (all ca. 30 x 37 .5 cm); 2 further watercolours, each showing 2 branches of flowers and trees in a drawn oval border (ca. 39 x 30 cm); and 4 watercolours of Chinese people posing with objects (ca. 25 x 21 cm). In a modern gold-tooled dark green morocco clam shell box, in contemporary style.

      Thirteen detailed Chinese watercolours of birds, fruits, flowers, plants and fishes, together with four portraits of Chinese people posing with a pipe, lute, flower and a handheld fan. The drawings in this album show the mixture of the Chinese and European styles that was popular in the market for export paintings in the first half of the 19th century: a combination of the Chinese approach to rendering with European aesthetics concerning light, shadow and realism. As traditional in these paintings, large areas of flat colour have been subtly shaded with very thin lines to draw the veins of the leaves, fins of the fish and feathers of the birds. The production of these export paintings began earnestly in the 1820s and reached its height in the 1830s and 1840s, especially after China's defeat in the First Opium War (1839-1842) opened the country to foreign trade. Photography was introduced in China in the 1840s and the market for export paintings declined after 1860.By the end of the 18th century Chinese painters in Hong Kong and Canton started producing paintings and drawings for European buyers. Although they were made for artistic and decorative purposes, many European naturalists began collecting drawings to study Chinese plants and species. Most of the plants and animals would simply not survive the journey to Europe whereas dried specimens did not preserve the colour or shape of the flower. Most of the export paintings were ensembles of flowers and animals placed on a background. Imagination was more important than copying nature, and the realistically painted flowers could have different colours or even be a composition of elements from different species. For that reason serious naturalists commissioned Chinese artists to paint according to the standards of European scientific illustration. With a few tiny spots and minor smudges, but otherwise in very good condition.

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        RECHERCHES SUR LES PROGRES DE L'ASTRONOMIE ET DES SCIENCES NAUTIQUES EN ESPAGNE,.

      Imprimerie Royale, Paris 1839 - 20x13'5, 45p + numerosas hojas en blanco, leve óxido en portada. Plena piel, nervios y dorados en lomo, rueda dorada en planos.

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        Allgemeine Naturgeschichte für alle Stände.

      Stuttgart: Hoffmann 1839-1842. 7 Bände in 13 Teilen + 1 Unversalregister. 8°. VIII, XXII, 860; 386; XXX, 2135, 44; IV, 618; XIV, 1845; 698; III,1872; 468 S., Pappband (teilweise Besitzervermerk auf Vorsatz; Bibliotheksexemplar; Bibliotheksvermerke; Einband und -kanten berieben; stockfleckig; Lagerspuren) Text in Fraktur. Versand D: 24,30 EUR Natur/Naturwissenschaften

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        Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia; with descriptions of the recently explored region of Australia Felix and of the present colony of New South Wales ..

      London, T. & W. Boone, 1839 ('second edition, carefully revised')/ 1838. Octavo, two volumes, [8] ('Opinions of the Press' on the first edition), [ii] (title page with vignette, verso blank), xxiv (last blank), 355 pages [Volume 1]; and [ii] (title page with vignette, verso blank), xii (last blank), 415, [1] (colophon), 16 (publisher's catalogue, including the prospectus, in French, for de Waldeck's 'Voyage ... dans La Province d'Yucatan') pages [Volume 2], with numerous illustrations plus a total of 48 lithographed plates (2 hand-coloured, 5 with colour wash, 1 folding), 2 folding hand-coloured geological sketch-maps, a hand-coloured map ('Eastern Australia, and Natural Limits of the Colony of New South Wales'), and a large folding hand-coloured map ('The South Eastern Portion of Australia') in an endpocket. Original green ribbed cloth, spines gilt, sides stamped in blind (the second issue binding with the spine lettering reading 'Mitchell's Australian Expeditions'), expertly recased with new period-style endpapers; covers sunned on the spines and a little bumped at the extremities, with minimal wear; all edges uncut but at times carelessly opened; scattered light foxing (heavier on the plates and adjacent leaves); trifling signs of use, including occasional pencil annotations from a reader unimpressed with Mitchell's use of the first person; a very good set. Ferguson 2811; Wantrup 125.

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        Pracht-Flora Europaeischer Schimmelbildungen. Mit XXV colorierten Tafeln.

      Leipzig und Dresden, Gerhard Fleischer, 1839. Large folio (48x32 cm). 19th century half cloth, with cornerpieces; gilt title on spine, covers with marbled paper. p.iii-viii (half-title (= i-ii) missing) and 56 pp. with the descriptions of the plates. With 24 (of 25), black and white, lithographed plates designed by Corda. - Plates not coloured, plate XIV missing, but still an interesting item of a famous and beautiful mycological atlas, printed in a very small number: 100 or 200 copies only . - Very rare

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        [Collection of 14 photographs of China, Indonesia, the Hawaiian Islands, California and Egypt]. Late 19th century. Albumen prints, ranging in size from ca. 16.5 x 23 cm to 21 x 28 cm.

      Collection of 14 vintage photographs from the late 19th century showing China, Indonesia, the Hawaiian Islands, California and Egypt. Of the 6 photographs of China, 2 show the inner harbour and the home of the Portuguese poet Luís de Camões in Macau. Hong Kong can be seen in two other images, 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.

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        Scenery of Portugal & Spain. On stone by Louis Hague.

      London: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co. Pall Mall; Ackermann & Co. Strand. Paris: Rittner & Goupil. Berlin: A.Asher 1839 - FIRST EDITION. Large folio. (57 x 39.5 cm.). Original quarter dark green morocco over blind-stamped floral patterned green cloth, spine gilt lettered within an oval panel and gilt rules. 2 leaves of advertisements (one at each end of the book), lithographed title, list of contents (2 leaves with lithographed vignette to each) and a further 32 lithographed illustrations on 29 sheets (3 with 2 per page) with tissue guards. Spine bruised at ends, some foxing as usual, significant to about half the plates. Largely devoted to Portugal, including views of Lisbon, Cintra, Setubal, Arrabida, Leiria, Coimbra, Porto, Villa do Conde, Guimaraes, Braga, and Ponte do Lima. Also nine views of Spain including Vigo, Malaga, Granada, and Valencia. Abbey Travel 138 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Western Tourist and Emigrant's Guide, with a compendious Gazetteer of the States of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri, and the Territories of Wisconsin, and Iowa

      New York: Published by J.H. Colton, 1839. Near Fine. 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.

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        The Poetical Works of Lord Byron.

      John Murray, London 1839 - The Poetical Works of Lord Byron. Octavo, 9 volumes. Bound in three quarters blue morocco over cloth, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, marbled endpapers top edge gilt, gilt double ruled to the front and rear panels. Illistrated with 159 plates. In near fine condition. An attractive set. "Byron is to a far greater degree than the other romanticists the poet of humankind. He conveys with tremendous power the majesty and desolation of history, the vanity of pomp and pride, the transitoriness of fame. And he is the poet of contemporary society, keen to discern the false and the corrupt, courageous in denunciation yet with pity for the young and innocent. As a poet he mirrored brilliantly and without distortion an absorbingly interesting world" (Baugh, 1229). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Burton's Gentleman's Magazine July 1839 - June 1840

      William E. Burton 1839 - 1840, Philadelphia - 334; 294 p. 25 cm. First volume has title page vignette of Dr. Franklin. 9 in-text illustrations and 4 full-page plates, one of which is covered with clippings about checkers. Another vignette on Vol. VI title page towards rear (though section following is Dec. 1839). Frontispiece and 2 plates missing. Second volume has illustrated page opposite title, title vignette, 7 in-text illustrations, 3 full-page plates, plate missing top third. 2 plates missing. Half leather with paper boards. Covers rubbed, spine and corners worn. Dampstains and spots throughout. Chip in front free endpaper. Checkers clippings on one plate and its reverse. Some small tears, including one in second title. Burton's Gentleman's Magazine was published in Philadelphia from 1837 to 1841. Its founder was William Evans Burton, an English-born immigrant who also managed a theatre and was a minor actor. In June 1839 he made arrangements with Edgar Allan Poe to contribute to the magazine; Poe agreed to provide about 11 pages of original material per month and was paid $10 a week. Included in this volume are Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher," "William Wilson," and "Morella." In 1841, Burton sold the magazine to George Rex Graham, who merged it with Atkinson's Casket to become Graham's Magazine. Vol. 5 (July to December 1839) and Vol. 6 (January to June 1840). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        History of the British Legion, and War in Spain, From Personal Observations and Other Authentic Sources, Containing a Correct Detail of the Events of the Expedtion under General Evans, - Its Moral, Political, and Military Character, - Its Successes and Reverses in the Engagements Fought, and Hardships Suffered, with Numerous Anecdotes of Individuals, Etc., Etc., Etc. With an Appendix, Containing Every Officer's name, Rank, and Service, that was in the Expedition, And a Portrait of Lt. Gen. Sir George De Lacy Evans, M.P G.C. St. F. and K.C.B.

      James Pattie, London 1839 - xvi, 3-720 p. 22 cm. Frontispiece engraving of Evans and one other full-page engraved plate. Half leather with marbled paper boards. Rebacked with original spine laid on. Boards rubbed and corners worn. Hinges repaired internally. Some thumbing and spotting. This book is an unusual military memoir, an exploration of a near-forgotten episode in British military history. The British Legion was the name of an expeditionary force raised in 1837 to fight in the First Carlist War, a dynastic dispute in Spain. Don Carlos, brother of the deceased Spanish King Ferdinand, refused to accept the succession of his young neice Isabella and raised the standard of revolt in the ultra-conservative Navarre and Basque provinces of northern Spain. Britain and France, fearing instability, sent forces to shore up the relatively liberal Madrid regime against the Carlists. The campaign that followed was messy, inconclusive, and, according to Somerville's account, characterised by incompetence, cowardice and even mutiny on his own side. The narrative switches between accounts of bloody battles at Irun and St. Sebastian, comparisons with the Peninsular War fought over the same terrain only a quarter of a century before, and farcical episodes in which Somerville makes no attempt to disguise his disgust with his own side. An inglorious episode in the history of British arms, it's not surprising that the Carlist Wars are today relatively unknown even to military buffs. This book, however, will fill a gap in their knowledge. Includes appendices listing the Legion's Nominal Roll etc. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Daguerreotype IN Comptes Rendus Des Seances De L'Academie Des Sciences... Volume 9, July to December 1839

      Paris: Bachelier 1839. First Edition. [4], 903, [1-errata] pages. 8 x 10 inches. 4to. 1/4 cloth over marbled boards with corners tipped in cloth. Ex-library (Harvard Chemical Library), properly withdrawn, with library bookplate on front pastedown endpaper and one stamp. Professionally rebacked with original spine panel laid down. Pageblock sound, solid, and clean. Light browning and foxing throughout. Housed in a custom solander case with curved green leather spine, raised bands and gilt lettering. Boards. We offer the entire Vol. 9 of Comptes Rendus Des Seances De L'Academie Des Sciences... July to December 1839. This volume contains the important article 'Le Daguerreotype', the first detailed, publically printed description of Daguerre's historic photographic process. "Arago, himself a chemist and a member of the Chamber of Deputies, made a brief pronouncement on Daguerre's process in the Chamber on 7 January 1839, and in the following August [ 19th, the paper offered here, ] printed the full text of his report thereon made to a joint session of the Chamber of Deputies and the Academy of Sciences. (The first publication by Daguerre himself (he was a painter by profession), is the monograph ... 'History and Description of the Dagerreotype Process'" also printed in 1839). Termed by Horblit the 'First disclosure of Daguerre's process' it is the first public description of the process, which announcement spawned many announcements and a wave of amateur photographers in the few years following. The Arago/Daguerre article "Le Daguerreotype" is found on pages 250-267. Arago notes in his opening that Daguerre had a very sore throat and was a bit shy, hence the communication from Arago rather than the inventor himself: (google translation) "This morning, says Arago, I pray, I beg the skilled artist to be good enough to make a wish [ to present ] which seemed to me to be shared by everyone; but a severe sore throat; but fear not to make intelligible without the aid of planks; but a bit of shyness were obstacles I did not know defeat." The fact that there was great interest is evident later in this volume. The very next issue, August 26th, includes a commentary by Silvestre "sur l'emploi du vernis de dextrine pour la préservation des images photogéniques" explaining the possible use of dextrine as a varnish for the new "photogenic pictures", an early term for photographs. The Sept 25 issue contains no less than three correspondents regarding the new process, including Besseyre, Donne, and again Arago with commentary regarding Niepce. Donne basically announces his use of a similar process for aid in drawing, Niepce tryed to assert priority but notes he hadn't published because of perceived defects. As with all great discoveries destined to affect human kind, Daguerre's publication immediately created a battle over priority. Later in the volume, we find a Daguerre letter (again via Arago) read to the Chamber Sept 30th titled "Des procedes photogeniques consideres comme moyens de gravure." or "the photogenic process as a means of etching", a lengthy letter (pages 423-430) with much commentary. Later in the volume is a letter from Donne on p. 485, a letter on page 512 about using pumice to polish plates for Daguerreotypes, Seguier (p. 560) on a photographic device, etc etc The beauty of having a bound volume like this one is the context of the discovery and what/how it was received in this community. An even cursory review of 1840 in Gernsheim's British Photography will show the level of excitement and how fast the word spread. Everyone knew it was something special and important. This article was the start of it all for practitioners amateur and soon to be professional and a worthy addition to any collection of ideas, photography, or technology. Printing and the Mind of Man #318 (referring to separate Daguerre publication), Horblit (One Hundred Books Famous in Science) # 21b. Very Good.

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        The Works of Lord Byron, Complete in Eight Volumes (Eight-Volume Set)

      Philadelphia: E. L. Carey & A. Hart, 1839. First. Small octavo; VG-/no-DJ; tan spine with gold text, six embossed bands, gold chalice illustration; boards are slightly brittle, outside hinges of front and rear covers of volumes one, six and seven are split, outside hinge of front cover of volume five is split, boards of each volume have moderate age discoloration and severe discoloration and sunning to spine, corners of each volume are bumped, rubbed and frayed, covers have moderate scuffing and staining, heads and tails of each spine have bumping and rubbing, top inch of spine of volume six is loose and hanging from binding, text and chalice illustration on each spine still intact and visible; textblocks of each volume have moderate foxing and age-toning, readability not affected, edges have moderate age-toning, foxing and staining, hinge of volume one is split at title page, binding visible, volume two has light water damage and staining which is visible from front free-end paper to page 65, pages 15-22 of volume six are detached from binding and torn along margins, section of pages is enclosed in proper order. SHELVED NEAR ROCKVILLE FRONT DESK. [Oversized book. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates]. Full-priced Rockville.

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        Taschen-Kalender für das Jahr 1840. Ist ein Schaltjahr von 366 Tagen. [Vortitel:] Theater-Costum aus dem Schauspiel Scheiben-Toni für das Jahr 1840.

      Augsburg, J. G. Rollwagen (1839); EA; ca 6x3,5 cm; 32 unnummerierte Seiten mit gest. kolorierten Titelblatt und 7 kolorierte Kupfertafeln [3 Leerblätter vorne und hinten mit eingebunden]; Originalkartoneinband mit gest. Vorder- und Hinterdeckelillustration im Originalschuber mit ebenfalls gest. Vorder- und Hinterdeckelillustration und seitlicher Tasche [für Stift] (Schuber leicht bestoßen und geringfügig fleckig, Einband geringfügig bestoßen; sonst sehr gutes, komplettes Exemplar) Seltenes Miniaturbuch mit reizenden Kostümdarstellungen. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Almanach; Taschenbuch; Taschenkalender

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        Democracy in America

      New York: George Adlard, 1839. 3rd American Edition. Hardcover. Good. Third American edition. xvi, 455 p. Original blue cloth with gilt-lettered spine. Good+. Name of former owner, one Nathaniel Cox of Baltimore, written on ffep, on laid in bookplate at front, and on small label at foot. Spine a bit faded, cloth at head worn and fraying, corners bumped. Occasional foxing, heavier at endpapers. Light dampstain to bottom corner margin of first 75 or so pages at front, not effecting text. An early appearance of the book that helped define the American political character for the world, and presciently saw a bit of America's future.

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        JAGER, DE; JAN ZEGERS; MILBORN--- Album amicorum in de vorm van een oblong doosje met losse blaadjes, van C.J. de Jager, met bijdragen uit de jaren 1839-1859, met tekeningen, prikwerk etc.

      Uit 1839 twee tekeningen door J.J. en/of J.G. Milborn. Voorts drie fraaie pennekunst-tekeningen van Jan Zegers, dienaar van De Jager. In 1854 met symbolen van handel en de data 12-4-1819 en 12-4-1854. In 1859, opnieuw 12-4, met de namen van de 4 dienaren/dienaressen: Jan Zegers, J. Vos, M.J. Rozemond en C. Pavias. Voorts bijdragen van A.G. Vervenne, J.P. Poleij, J.H. Reijers. In fluwelen doos met aan de binnenkant ingeplakte prenten van Gottingen. Gemarmerde doos. Geheel in tact. AA019/ M10474

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        The African Slave Trade

      First edition. 8vo., original dark green cloth, blocked in blind, lettered in gilt, 8 page publishers catalogue, uncut. London, John Murray.

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        Sketches by Boz illustrative of Every-Day Life and Every-Day People.

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1839., London - FIRST ONE VOLUME EDITION - FIRST ISSUE - FIRST IMPRESSION. 1 vol., 8-3/8" x 5-3/4", first impression with the publisher's address reading '186, Strand', with the half-title, illustrated with 40 plates by George Cruikshank. Bound in fine 1/2 green morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spine, all edges gilt, marbled pastedowns and endpapers, inner and outer hinges fine, head and foot of spine fine, internally clean and bright, all the plates are free of the usual heavy edge foxing and spotting, truly a VERY GOOD+ copy. The plate 'Public Dinners' (facing p.176) is drawn to include Dickens, Cruikshank, Chapman and Hall (see Eckel pp.13-14). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Billet mit eigenh. Paraphe.

      O. O., 24. IV. 1839. - ½ S. auf gefalt. Doppelblatt. 8vo. "Il y a bien longtems que je ne vous ai vu, & je desire beaucoup comter avec vous. Veuilles venir me voir - demain matin à onze heures".

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        The Western Tourist and Emigrant's Guide, with a compendious Gazetteer of the States of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri, and the Territories of Wisconsin, and Iowa

      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]

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        Odious Comaprisons: or, The Cosmopolite in England. In Two Volumes. Nur erster Band. Erste Auflage

      London: Saunders and Otley 1839 OHLDr., xxiv+[1], 261 Seiten, [3], kl. 8°, mit Rückenvergoldung. Einband etwas berieben, bestoßen und gelockert. Titelblatt abgerissen und jetzt eingeklebt; an den Rändern etwas eingerissen. Bezugsleder wenig abgegriffen, Kanten und Ecken beschabt. Seiten und Vorsätze stellenweise leicht beschmutzt, sonst guter Zustand. Gur erhalten.Erste Ausgaben

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        Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of his Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle, between the years 1826 and 1836, describing their Examination of the Southern Shores of South America, and the Beagle's Circumnavigation of the Globe

      London: Henry Colburn, 1839. - 4 volumes, 8vo (8 5/8 x 5 4/8 inches): addenda leaf at end of volume 2, half-title in volume 4; 47 engraved plates, one folding map (WITHOUT the 8 folding maps usually found in pockets at the end of the volumes, some occasional damp or other staining, most severe at beginning of volume 4). Half 19th-century calf, marbled paper boards, black morocco lettering-pieces on the spines, by Griffin, Bookseller, Portsea (quite worn). PROVENANCE: with the near contemporary gift inscription to Lieut. Wale R.N. from his brother Malcolm Wale" on the recto of the first blank in two of the volumes; with the bookplate of Ro Mar, the R.D. Wardens on the front paste-down of each volume. "IT DETERMINED MY WHOLE CAREER" (Darwin). First edition, volume III, Darwin's "Journal and Remarks 1832-1836" is his first printed book. This celebrated voyage, which lasted five years, was the "key formative event in Darwin's life. It "determined my whole career" (Autobiography, 76), giving him an unrivalled opportunity to make observations, collect animals and plants, and explore some of the most beautiful, desolate, and isolated places in the world. 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 1836 the Beagle visited the Cape Verde Islands, Brazil, Montevideo and Buenos Aires, Tierra del Fuego and Cape Horn, the Falkland Islands, Patagonia, the west coast of South America (Chiloé, Valparaíso, Lima), most famously the Galápagos Islands, Tahiti, New Zealand, Australia (Sydney, Tasmania, King George's Sound), the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Mauritius, Cape Town, and St Helena and Ascension. In all these places Darwin collected a vast numbers of specimens: insects, birds, molluscs, small vertebrates, invertebrates, and plants, meticulously recording their provenance, appearance, and behaviour in his notebooks and diaries. Of these the specimens the greatest and most important by far became the birds from the Galápagos Islands, which the ornithologist and artist John Gould helped Darwin to classify on his return to England. The similarities and differences between the species inhabiting different islands, and between the island species and those of continental South America, gave rise to Darwin's initial thoughts on the possibility of transmutation of characteristics in species, and represents to history the origin of his revolutionary and controversial theories of evolution. REFERENCES: Freeman 10; Hill I pp. 104-5; Norman 584; Sabin 37826. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle, between the years 1826 and 1836.

      Henry Colburn, London 1839 - Four volumes, octavo, with four charts bound in and eight loose folding maps (two accompanying each volume in original endpaper sleeve), and a total of 44 engraved plates after Augustus Earle and Conrad Martens; an attractive set in the original uniform publisher's cloth; slipcase. First edition, comprising first issues in the original cloth bindings, of the full narrative of one of the greatest marine and scientific surveys of all time. The first published account of the voyages of the Beagle, this famous publication includes the full account written by Charles Darwin, the first major work published by him. As the greatest voyage of the intellect, as the voyage has been described, the Beagle voyage of 1831-36 perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the historical period of Enlightenment voyages as well as being one of its highest achievements, a voyage of discovery that would change scientific thinking and ultimately the understanding of man's place in the universe.The voyage is renowned above all else because of Fitzroy's choice of Charles Darwin as naturalist, but the narrative also includes a large section written by Phillip Parker King describing his experience aboard the Beagle, work which confirmed his status as the pre-eminent Australian cartographer.'Fitzroy, who was more concerned with science than were many naval officers of his day, made it possible for Darwin to visit tropical lands and study their flora, fauna, and geology. The two men shared the same cabin and Fitzroy was attentive to the scientific needs and interests of the young Darwin. Fitzroy's violent temper and his conservative opinions on religion and slavery were responsible for some disagreements between them, but Fitzroy and Darwin remained on friendly terms' (DSB). Many years later Darwin reflected in his autobiography that Fitzroy's character 'was in several respects one of the most noble which I have ever known' and expressed his immense debt to his time in the Beagle: 'The voyage of the Beagle has been by far the most important event in my life, and has determined my whole career?'.Publication of Darwin's journal had been urged by Fitzroy during the voyage. It was finally included as the third volume of the official Narrative, which was under the overall editorship of Fitzroy, and it was in this form that Darwin's first book was published. Immediately popular, it was reprinted several times with different titles, but is widely known today as The Voyage of the Beagle. Freeman notes 'His first published book is undoubtedly the most often read and stands second only On the Origin of Species as the most often printed'. It was also one of Darwin's personal favourites, as he writes in his autobiography: 'The success of this my first literary child tickles my vanity more than that of any of my other books'.Volume I of the Narrative concerns the initial surveying expedition of the coasts of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, 1826-30, under Phillip Parker King in the Adventure, during which Fitzroy succeeded Pringle Stokes as commander of the accompanying Beagle. Volume II describes Fitzroy's continuation and completion of the survey with the Beagle alone in South America, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, and many other groups in the course of the circumnavigation. 'The surveys he carried out in South American waters established Fitzroy as a first-rate hydrographer and won for him the gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society (1837). Because his marine surveys were accurate to such a high degree they are still used as the foundation for a number of charts of that area' (DSB). Volume II includes a separately bound appendix of bearings and observations by Fitzroy that is likewise accompanied by two folding maps.This set comprises first issues of all three volumes. Demand for the third volume - Darwin's work - so exceeded that for the first two volumes that it had to be rapidly reissued in 1839 as a publication in its own right with the substantially different ti [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Die Burgvesten und Ritterschlösser der österreichischen Monarchie. nebst der topographisch-pittoresken Schilderung ihrer Umgebungen, der Familienkunde ihrer ehemaligen und jetzigen Besitzer, der Lebensweise und Characteristik des Ritterthums und den Geschichten und Sagen der österreichischen Vorzeit - 8 Bände. Band 1 - 8.

      Brünn, Traßler, 1839 - 214, 215, 215, 215, 216, 167, 166, 166 Seiten sehr schöne Privatbindung, Goldprägung am Buchrücken, jeder Teil außer Band 2 mit gestochenem Frontispiz ( in Band 2 fehlt das Frontispiz) Papier altersbedingt etwas gedunkelt, sonst alle acht Bände guter Zustand Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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