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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.

      [Bookseller: Evening Star Books]
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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

      [Bookseller: Angelika C. J. Friebe Ltd. - MapWoman]
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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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        [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.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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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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        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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        The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1839. - FIRST EDITION FIRST ISSUE BOUND FROM THE PARTS. 1 vol., 8-1/4" x 5-1/2",with the two critical issue points "latter" at p. 160 is present and p. 123 "visiter" for "sister", 39 illustrations by Phiz. 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. [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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        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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        De l'affranchissement des Esclaves et de ses rapports avec la Politique actuelle.

      Joubert, Paris 1839 - In-8 ( 230x140 mm ) demi maroquin brun, , dos lisse orné de la date dorée en queue. Titre doré sur pièce maroquin havane.Reliure moderne de Y. RAMEAU à Marseille.74 pages.Tache claire importante sur l'ensemble de l'ouvrage en coin inférieur.- Exemplaire truffé du Journal des débats politiques et littéraire du 5 Juillet 1840 concernant la politique envers les Colonies européennes et de l'esclavage dans ces Colonies, le dit journal a été relié in fine.- Relié à la suite : - Lettre à Monsieur Granier ( de Cassagnac )par BISSETTE, Rédacteur de la Revue des Colonies. 20 pages. Concernant les propos de Granier à l'encontre des nèges et mulâtres aux Antilles.- Appendice de la Revue des Colonies ( 2 ) Réception de M. Granier ( de Cassagnac ) à Haïti. 16 pages. Texte du Manifeste, journal du Port au Prince. M. Granier ( de Cassagnac ) provoqué en Duel par M. Nathan, de Race Nègre. Nouveau Code Noir de la Guyane façon Granier ( de Cassagnac ). M. granier et son Capo étudiant la question de l'abolition à la Basse-Terre. Le Négrophobe Granier chez les Noirs. Colonies Esclavage.

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        Faraday's Experimental Researches in Electricity: Volumes I to III

      Bernard Quaritch, 1111. Hardcover. Good. Facsimile Reprint. No dust jacket. Facsimile reprint edition with dates: Volume I 1839 II 1844 III 1855. Green boards. B&W illustrations. 3 Volumes. 8 folding plates vol.1. 5 plates vol. 2, 4 plates vol. 3. All volumes have internal hinge cracking but pages remain tight. Vol 1 text block detached from rear board. Long inscriptions in pen to feps, and to half-title page in vol.3. Light tanning, finger marks and foxing to page and plate edges. Mild chipping to fore-edges. Occasional pencil annotations. Water stains to top edge of plates in v3. Creasing to paste-down and endpapers in v3. All volumes have bumping to edges and corners with moderate rub wear and marking to edges and boards. Small tears to spine ends. Evidence of mild surface water staining to vol. 2. Spines have softened a little.

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        Don Juan Junior: a Poem, by Byron's Ghost! Edited by G.R. Wythen Baxter, Author of "Humour and Pathos," "Poor Law Papers." &c

      Joseph Thomas, et al., London 1839 - First edition. xii, 118 + 2 pp ads. 1 vols. 8vo. Rare in wrappers. "This piece contains much vague, confused, rambling satire on men and manners." However, Chew allows that "the piece is of unusual significance, for the character of the younger Juan, in its brutal, cynical faithlessness and egotism, is the nearest approach to the true Don Juan tradition that has appeared in England since Shadwell's 'Libertine' and the Lovelace of Richardson." (Chew). Wise II, p. 100; Chew, pp. 61-2 Original stiff gray wrappers, printed paper label on upper cover. Spine defective, upper wrapper detached. Bookplate of William Clyde Wilkins, author of CHARLES DICKENS IN AMERICA (1912), and with several (of his?) pen-and-ink sketches on flyleaf xii, 118 + 2 pp ads. 1 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Insieme di due documenti manoscritti in lingua francese riguardanti il conte Pozzo di Borgo. Entrambi i fascicoli sono del Notaio A. Biesta di Parigi con sue firme autografe. A. "Testament de M. le Comte Charles Andre' Pozzo di Borgo" 14 aout 1839. 16 pagine in-8. B. "De'pot juidiciaire du Testament et des codicilles olographes de Mr. le Duc Pozzo di Borgo". 21 fe'vrier 1879. 24 pagine in-4. Unito volumetto a stampa tit. Notice sur le Chateau de la Punta Pozzo di Borgo (Ajaccio 1899); 8 pagg. in-8, leg. cartone.

      1839.

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        Travels in Europe; viz. in England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany and the Netherlands. 5de druk. New York: Harper, 1839.

      - Geb. in leer, 16+688 p., ill. Band gerestaureerd. Lit: Jacobsen Jensen 300; Smith nr. F 32 (3de druk). De Amerikaanse schrijver Wilbur Fisk (1792-1839), president van de Wesleyan University, bezocht Europa in 1836. In Nederland beschrijft hij: Nijmegen, Loevestein, Dordrecht, Rotterdam, 's Gravenhage en Leiden. Het boek verscheen in 1838 en werd snel enkele malen herdrukt: deze vijfde editie reeds negen maanden na de eerste! Inmiddels was Fisk, na een verblijf in Italie, op 22 februari 1839 overleden: 'his exhausted frame yielded to its severity', aldus de uitgever in deze vijfde druk. Het boek is geillustreerd met 8 (fraaie) gravures van: Isola Bella in het Lago Maggiore, Napels, St. Pieter in Rome, San Marco in Venetie, brug te Freiburg in Zwitserland, de tunnel onder de Thames, King's College Chapel in Cambridge en vogelvlucht op Edinburgh.R0394

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        Ancient Egypt Objects of Antiquity forming part of the extensive and rich collection from Ancient Egypt brought to England by and now in the possession of J Sams

      Sole edition. Lithograph title-page & 33 lithograph mainly hand-coloured plates. Small folio. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, rebacked, spine gilt, black morocco label to upper board. London, Executed for, & under the immediate Inspection of the Proprietor,

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        The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1839. [English literature]. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, with 'visiter' for 'sister' line 17, page 123, and 'latter' for 'letter' 6 lines up, page 160; the illustrations up to p.45 are First Issue, carrying the Chapman and Hall imprint (Eckel). No half-title, but with the green paper cover from issue VII of the original parts bound into prelims. Octavo (22 x 14cm), pp.[4] xvi; 624 [4]. Finely bound in later tan full calf by R. WALLIS, with raised bands, gilt titles to contrasting red and green labels on spine, and further gilt decoration to spine. Gilt dentelle to inner fore-edges, with marbled endpapers and all edges gilt.Modern black ink marks reading 'DGAA 114' directly to marbling of front free endpaper. An exceptionally clean example of the plates, with just a little light wear to the fine late Victorian binding. Very good indeed. The first of Dickens' romances, it is perhaps most famous for its extraordinary and memorable villains, Wackford Squeers and Ralph Nickleby.

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        The African Slave Trade

      1839 - First edition. 8vo., original dark green cloth, blocked in blind, lettered in gilt, 8 page publishers catalogue, uncut. London, John Murray. A presentation copy, inscribed on the title page 'Miss F. Macaulay from the Author', with the ownership inscription to the front free endpaper 'Fanny Macaulay'. Fanny was one of the sisters of the historian T.B.Macaulay. Buxton, a Politician and Brewer, was introduced by his mother, herself a Quaker, to the Norfolk Quaker Joseph Gurney and his family. He married Gurney's sister Hannah, and helped another sister, Elizabeth Fry, in her campaign for prison reform.In 1818, Buxton was elected MP for Weymouth, a position he held until 1837, his major concern beingthe abolition of slavery in the British Colonies. In 1823,he formed the Society for the Extinction of the Slave Trade, the committeethat co-ordinated the campaign for total abolition.He can be seen on the back of some £5 notesas one of the group visiting Newgate Prison in association with Elizabeth Fry. (He is at the top left hand corner, a tall man wearing spectacles) Head and tail of spine just nicked, corners worn, spine dented below the lettering, overall a fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Abhandlung über Perkussion und Auskultation.

      Wien Mösle & Braumüller 1839 - In-8; XVIII, 1 Bl., 271, (1) pp; Hldr. der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rücken und marmor. Deckelbezügen (berieben und bestoßen, Rücken etwas restauriert); flieg. Vorsatz mit Blindstempel, Titel mit Blindstempel und zwei dezenten Namensstempeln, teilweise etwas gebräunt oder stockfleckig, einzelne Bleistiftanstreichungen; insgesamt gutes Exemplar in zeittypischem Einband. Garrison-Morton 2676; Waller 8978; Darmstaedter 442; Hirsch-H. 5, 429. - Erste Ausgabe von einem der wichtigsten Werke der Zweiten Wiener Medizinischen Schule. Skoda stellt darin die bis heute angewendete diagnostische Methode des Abhörens und Abklopfens des menschlichen Körpers auf eine wissenschaftliche Basis und entwickelt sie weiter. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A collection of Artist's Proof Plates of images from "American Scenery"

      , 1839. 1839. A group of 32 steel engraved proofs on india paper for Bartlett's famous "American Scenery." The images are mounted uniformly on larger card and are all captioned on the card with a preliminary title for the print, in three different penciled handwriting. Some have indications of page numbers "p. 12, p. 108".The bulk of the images (18) are of New York State. The titles below are listed as they appear, (sic). The NY images include "Hudson Highlands Bull Hill; View from West Point on the Hudson N. Yk.; Crow's Nest from Bull Hill West Point; Village of Sing Sing on the Hudson; Chapel of our Lady of Coldspring; View near Anthonys Nose Hudson; Entrance to Hudson Highlands, near Newburgh; The Narrows, Lake George; Little Falls, on the Mohawk; Village of Cattskill (sic); Rail Road Scene, Little Falls; The Outlet of Niagara River; Brock's Monument; New York from Weehawken; Narrows from Fort Hamilton, N.Y.; Park & City Hall, New York; Sabbath Day Point, Lake George; The Rapids above the Falls of Niagara. The remaining images are of New England, Pennsylvania and the mid-Atlantic States. These include: Descent into Wyoming Valley; Trenton High Falls; Washington's Monument, Baltimore; East Point and Passamaquoddy Bay; Lake Winipiseogee; Notch House, White Mountains; Meredith, New Hampshire; Mount Jefferson from Mount Washington; Boston & Bunker Hill from the East; Valley of the Connecticut from Mount Holyoke; View on the Susquehanna; Northumberland, on Susquehanna; Mount Tom & the Connecticut River; Valley of the Shenandoah from Jeffersons Rock. India paper measures approx. 11 x 8 1/2"; the card measures 16 x 10 3/4". The images are pristine- the cards are uniformly tanned with a few a little foxed. An unknown previous owner has penciled at the top border of the cards "1839 artists proof of engraving from Bartletts "American Scenery". RARE." This would be easily erasable. The University of Guelph, Ontario holds an associated item, although the listing is a bit unclear.OCLC: 626941313 lists "Archival Material 119 plates (&) Thesis/dissertation/manuscript ." An interesting grouping to research the development of Bartlett's steel engravings.

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        THE NEW DOMESTIC COOKERY, or the Housewife's Sure Guide; Containing Complete Instructions for Cooking every description of Viands with Cheapness and Elegance.

      Derby, Thomas Richardson; Simpkin, Marshall and Co., London, no date, circa 1839.. SECOND PRINTING, circa 1839, pamphlet, approximately 185 x 100 mm, 7¼ x 4 inches, folding hand coloured frontispiece, pages: [1-4], 5-24, some pages not numbered, bound in the publisher's original green printed wrappers. Spine worn with loss of paper, slight offset to title page from frontispiece, otherwise a very good clean copy. An uncommon cookery pamphlet, mostly on meat and fish with a few recipes for puddings. The title page gives references to the various illustrations on the frontispiece. See William Cagle, A Matter of Taste, page 648, No. 898. He states: "The back wrapper lists Church-yard Cleanings, this title not listed on the back wrapper of the first edition", also "Unrecorded in the bibliographies consulted". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Aldine Edition of the British Poets: Complete 53 Volume Set (Zaehnsdorf Binding)

      William Pickering - B002J7OUTY William Pickering; London, 1839-1852. Hardcover. Complete 53 Volume Set. Very Good, 6 1/2 inches tall, tan uniformly full leather-bound, 5 raised bands, 6 compartments, gilt ruled boards, Aldine Poets and Volume number in gilt on second to top compartment, poet name and individual Volume number in gilt on third to top compartment, all other compartments gilt ruled/embossed decorative design, TEG with only light blemishes, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers/pastedowns, purple ribbon marker, tight binding, starting hinges, lightly sunned pages, light age spotting to text block edges/some front and back matters, moderate wear/rub marks to board corners/spine, some rub marks and discoloration to boards, some moisture damage to front/rear board Vol.37, quarter sized moisture stains to rear board Vol.28, moisture stains to top and bottom front board Vol.23, moisture stain to bottom corner of rear board Vol. 4, moderate foxing/age spotting to board of Vol. 1, 22, 44, 48, 35 and 46, front board corners frayed Vol.18, small abrasion to rear board Vol. 16. Still a nice, clean unmarked set. Spines nice with good shelf appear. 8vo[octavo or approx. 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches]. Volumes include: Chaucer (6); Dryden (5); Spenser (5); Swift (3); Burns (3); Young (2); Cowper (3); Charles Churchill (3); Thomson (2); Pope (3); Milton (3); Butler (2); Prior (2); and single volumes of each of the following: Henry Howard (Earl of Surrey); Shakespeare; Falconer; Kirk White; Goldsmith; Beattie; Parnell; Akenside; Collins; Thomas Gray; and Sir Thomas Wyatt. We pack securely and ship daily with delivery confirmation on every book. The picture on the listing page is of the actual book for sale. Additional Scan(s) are available for any item, please inquire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Notes taken during travels in Africa .

      London Printed by J. L. Cox for private circulation only 1839 - First edition. 4to (2.62 x 20cm.), [viii], 218pp., half-title, 3 lithographed plates, polished black morocco by T. Lloyd, inner dentelles, gilt edges, marbled endpapers, plates slightly spotted, a fine copy. Rare privately printed journal of Davidson's attempt to cross the Western Sahara from Tangier to Timbuktoo which ended with his murder in November 1836. John Davidson (1797-1836), an English adventurer, embarked at Falmouth on 1834, taking with him the freed slave Edward Donellan. On arrival at Tangier the British consul begged Davidson to give up his visit to Timbuktu on account of the tribal warfare being waged on the edge of the Sahara, but the explorer pressed on regardless. He arrived at Fez and left for the desert, passing through Marrakesh, and eventually reached the Wadi Num (Noun or Assaka). In the region of Tindouf he was shot dead and his possessions stolen. Donellan continued with the caravan to Timbuktu and was never heard of again. Davidson's letters and most of his journal found their way back to Britain and were privately published in 1839. The fine plates depict two views of Wadnoon and one of the river Draha. Howgego D4; Playfair & Brown, 609. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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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        Cucina teorico-pratica

      Napoli, Palma 1839 - CAVALCANTI Ippolito. Cucina teorico-pratica col corrispondente riposto ed apparecchio di pranzi e cene con quattro analoghi disegni. Metodo pratico per scalcare, e far servire in tavola. Lista di quattro piatti al giorno per un anno intero e finalmente una cucina casareccia in dialetto napoletano con altra lista analoga. Seconda edizione. Napoli, dalla tipografia di G. Palma, 1839. In 8vo; pp.VIII,440. In fine quattro tavole spieghevoli. Ex libris. Mezza pelle coeva, titolo e fregi in oro al dorso. Westbury, pag.44; Paleari Henssler, 585. Raro. "Ippolito duca di Buonvicino, apparteneva ad un'antica famiglia nobile che discendeva direttamente dal famosissimo Guido Cavalcanti, amico di Dante e poeta del dolce stilnovo. Con la sua opera seppe fotografare una parte rilevante della cucina napoletana dell'Ottocento. "Cucina teorico pratica", scritta con stile semplice e immediato, note argute e interessanti osservazioni, venne pubblicata per la prima volta a Napoli nel 1837. Il Duca suddivise il manuale in due parti, compiendo un itinerario attraverso i diversi ceti sociali, fatto assai inusuale al tempo. La prima sezione venne redatta in lingua italiana, per nobili e ricchi borghesi. La seconda fu scritta in dialetto napoletano, per il popolo e la borghesia che usava il dialetto quale linguaggio quotidiano. Ippolito, oltre alle varie ricette, aggiunse in dialetto napoletano anche dei piatti per le ricorrenze importanti dell'anno: Natale, Capodanno, Pasqua ecc." (taccuinistorici.it) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE NEW DOMESTIC COOKERY, or the Housewife's Sure Guide; Containing Complete Instructions for Cooking every description of Viands with Cheapness and Elegance.

      Derby, Thomas Richardson; Simpkin, Marshall and Co., London, no date, circa 1839. SECOND PRINTING, circa 1839, pamphlet, approximately 185 x 100 mm, 7¼ x 4 inches, folding hand coloured frontispiece, pages: [1-4], 5-24, some pages not numbered, bound in the publisher's original green printed wrappers. Spine worn with loss of paper, slight offset to title page from frontispiece, otherwise a very good clean copy. An uncommon cookery pamphlet, mostly on meat and fish with a few recipes for puddings. The title page gives references to the various illustrations on the frontispiece. See William Cagle, A Matter of Taste, page 648, No. 898. He states: "The back wrapper lists Church-yard Cleanings, this title not listed on the back wrapper of the first edition", also "Unrecorded in the bibliographies consulted". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Paris le Matin. (Sur blanc).

      Paris: Le Charivari, 1839.(). Suite of 12 hand-colored lithographs heightened gum arabic on wove paper without verso text. Sur blanc, coloriée et gommée à l'époque. Images: 252 x 188 mm. Sheets: 335 x 250 mm. Armelhault & Bocher, nos. 902-913. Before publication in Le Charivari. Printed by Aubert.

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        Memoirs Of The Public And Private Life Of Napoleon Bonaparte; With Copious Historical Illustrations, And Original Anecdotes, From The Ms. of Count Labedoyere, Interspersed With Extracts From M.V. Arnault, Counts Rapp, Montholon, Las Cases Gourgaud, Segur, &c; Preceded By An Interesting Analysis Of The French Revolution

      London: George Virtue, 1839. Hardcover. Three quarter navy morocco and navy cloth. Aeg. Fine. 2 vols. 1052 pages. 21 x 13 cm. Bound by Bayntun of Bath: 12 hand colored plates, five in volume I and seven in volume II, including one map. One can note the quires, slightly toned, in this later edition inserted from previous printing. Chronological Account Of Napoleon's Achievements. Overall, a bright copy, marbled endpapers, raised bands, gilt spine panels decorated in Napoleonic motifs.

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