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        Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle,

      London: Henry Colburn,, 1839. between the Years 1826 and 1836, describing their Examination of the Southern Shores of South America, and the Beagle's Circumnavigation of the Globe. 3 volumes in 4, octavo (224 × 140 mm). Contemporary black half morocco, marbled sides, raised bands, titles and decorations to compartments gilt, marbled edges and endpapers. 9 folding engraved maps by J. Gardner and J. and C. Walker; 47 etched plates after P. King, A. Earle, C. Martens, R. Fitzroy and others by T. Landseer, S. Bull, T. Prior and others. Bound without half-titles, addenda leaf at end of Volume II. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown of two volumes. Extremities lightly rubbed and bumped, boards a touch scuffed and worn, inner hinges gently cracked, light foxing to and offsetting from plates, text blocks slightly foxed and toned. A very good set. First edition of the official accounts of the voyage of the Beagle. "The five years of the voyage were the most important event in Darwin's intellectual life and in the history of biological science" (DSB). Vol. I contains King's account of the expedition in the Adventure made between 1826 and 1830, surveying the coasts of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. In Vol. II (and its appendix volume), Fitzroy described the narrative of the Beagle's second voyage, between 1831 and 1836 to South America, the Galapagos Islands, Tahiti, New Zealand and Australia and other countries. In this set, the Darwin volume, "Journal and Remarks 1832-1836", is the first issue, printed before the end of January 1839, the month he was elected to the Royal Society, and so without the letters F.R.S. after his name on the second title.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Mexico, 1839. Dbd. Faint foxing, else fine. Escudero (1801-62), a prominent historian, lawyer, and politician, discusses the defenses of the state of Chihuahua, reaching into present-day New Mexico. The region was under constant threat from internal Mexican revolutionaries, as well as Americans emigrating to Texas and beyond, and Apaches and other Indians raiding southward into Mexico. Howes and Sabin list several other titles by Escudero, but not the present scarce report. An important work, one of the few with significant material from the period on early New Mexico. OCLC locates six copies. SUTRO COLLECTION, p.729. OCLC 19928248.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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      Mexico. . 1839 - 24pp. Dbd. Faint foxing, else fine. Escudero (1801-62), a prominent historian, lawyer, and politician, discusses the defenses of the state of Chihuahua, reaching into present-day New Mexico. The region was under constant threat from internal Mexican revolutionaries, as well as Americans emigrating to Texas and beyond, and Apaches and other Indians raiding southward into Mexico. Howes and Sabin list several other titles by Escudero, but not the present scarce report. An important work, one of the few with significant material from the period on early New Mexico. OCLC locates six copies. SUTRO COLLECTION, p.729. OCLC 19928248.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Die Grundsätze und Bedingungen der Bewegung der Locomotiven auf Eisenbahnen, für den Zweck, die absoluten Transportkosten von Waaren und Passagieren mit Genauigkeit berechnen und dann verschiedene Eisenbahnlinien hinsichtlich der Vortheile, welche sie ihren Unternehmern und dem Publikum gewähren, mit einander vergleichen zu können. Entwickelt und erläutert von Navier, Ober-Ingenieur des Brücken- und Chausséebaues in Frankreich, und mit Zusätzen versehen von Macneill, Civil-Ingenieur. Ins Deutsche übertragen von Chr. Heinr. Schmidt.

      Quedlingburg und Leipzig, Gottfried Basse, 1839 - 55 S., 1 S. Verlagsanzeigen Extrem seltene Schrift! - Macneill (1793-1880) hatte 1836 das Werk Naviers (1785-1836) ins Englische übersetzt. - Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt. - Die angegebenen Versandkosten gelten für Bücher bis 1000 Gramm. Bücher über 1000 Gramm kosten nach Deutschland EUR 5,30, nach EU-Ausland EUR 14.-, für andere Länder bitte nachfragen. - Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 8°, moderner Kalbslederband, mit Zierbünden, goldgepr. RTitel, goldgepr. Deckelttitel und goldgepr. arabesker Umrahmung auf den Deckeln

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Galerie Joy]
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        Malerische Reise in Süd- und Nordamerika. Eine geordnete Zusammenstellung des Wissenswürdigsten von den Entdeckungsreisen eines Columbus, Las Casas.verfaßt von einer Gesellschaft reisender und Gelehrter unter der Leitung des Herrn Aleide d`Orbigny. Deutsch von Dr. A. Diezmann. Mit gegen 300 Abbildungen.

      Leipzig Baumgärtner 1839 - 26,5 x 22 cm. XVI, 320, 2 Seiten. Original Pappband der zeit mit Rückenschild. Gut erhalten, Ecken und Kanten minmal bestossen. Sehr schönes Exemplar und nur manchmal etwas fleckig in den Stichen. MIT BEIDEN, MEHRFACH GEFALTETEN KARTEN VON NORD- UND SÜDAMERIKA. Sehr schöne und reich bebilderte Reisebeschreibung von ganz Nord - und Südamerika. 1.100 gr. Original Pappband der zeit mit Rückenschild. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: P. u. P. Hassold OHG]
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        The History of the Rise and Progress of the New British Province of South Australia..

      London: Smith, Elder and Co, 1839. Octavo, four lithographed plates, folding frontispiece map and plan of Adelaide; spine a little sunned, otherwise an attractive copy in the publisher's gilt decorated cloth, bookplate of Eric Bonython. Second edition, with four attractive lithographic views after sketches by William Light and others. Of special interest is the folding plan of the city of Adelaide with allotment divisions demarcated.This copy is from the library of Christian benefactor William Leigh (1802-1873), who never visited South Australia but initiated church building projects in the colony from afar. As a member of the South Australian Church Society and the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, Leigh helped to acquire land in the colony for parish allocation.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        An Inquiry into the Origin of the Antiquities of America With: Original Prospectus - an 8 page pamphlet

      New York: Published for Subscribers by Colt, Burgess & Co. 1839 - New York: Published for Subscribers by Colt, Burgess & Co., 1839. First Edition. Large 4to - 29.9cm. pp. 142 including Appendix, 10 exceptional lithographic plates, five of which are hand-colored, depicting artifacts, skulls, traditional artwork, plans, and more. The fold-out "plate" precedes the title page and is in fact a replica of the codex Boturini, apparently produced to scale and measuring 7.5" x 19' (feet). The paper used for this exceedingly large fold-out is more like a thin vellum, quite thin, but strong Ñ this copy is completely intact. There is intermittent foxing but not affecting plates which are fresh. Binding is the original boards, blind-stamped and with bright gilt center design; recent leather spine with title labels, raised bands; all page edges gilt, newer end-leaves. Overall this is a very good and complete copy of a rare publication. Howes D229. Sabin 19333. Field 509. John Delafield was a prominent New York banker. His book, which was quite well-printed for an American book of this period, is a study of the origins of the Native Americans, including those of South America, an interesting piqued, as he says, from living among the tumuli of those people, i.e. he mound builders. His conclusions are that they migrated across the Bering Straits, for which he tries to supply linguistic, somatic, mythic and other proofs. His work was a notable achievement for that time in history. There is also an appendix by James Lakey, entitled "A Brief Inquiry in the Causes of the Superiority of Man in the Northern Hemisphere, over those of the Southern Hemisphere". Provenance: This copy belonged to John Bussey, a prominent Boston Merchant, farmer and horticulturist, who left his land to Havard University for agricultural and horticultural advancement. The current Arnold Arboretum is on Bussey's donated land. His small circular stamp on the title page bear his name. With: Also laid into this copy is the original prospectus for the book Ñ a pamphlet of 8pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chet Ross Rare Books, ABAA]
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      [Joliet, Il.], 1839. Folio. Old folds. Separation at many folds, most repaired with tape. Light soiling and foxing. Some small paper loss due to wax seals. Still, quite legible. About good. In a green half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. A manuscript purchase agreement for the JULIET COURIER, the Chicago area's oldest newspaper, and the sixth oldest paper in Illinois. The JULIET COURIER was founded April 20, 1839 by thirteen investors in Juliet, Illinois (changed to Joliet in 1845). They hired an editor named Balch (variously referred to as P.O. Balch, O.H. Balch, and C.H. Balch), who abandoned the project a few months later, resulting in the present document. The paper was then edited by David L. Gregg, a local attorney who rose to prominence and later served as Illinois Secretary of State; in 1853, Gregg was appointed United States Commissioner to the Sandwich Islands, where he served for the next ten years. The paper was published as the JULIET COURIER until 1843, when the name was changed to the JULIET SIGNAL (later the JOLIET SIGNAL, with the change in the town's name). The paper is published to this day under the banner of the JOLIET HERALD NEWS. The document opens: "Whereas the JULIET COURIER, lately under the management of P.O. Balch, has been abandoned by the said Balch, without any provision for its further publication. And whereas the said COURIER is likely to be discontinued unless funds be provided immediately for purchasing stock, paying journeymen, &c. And also whereas it is both necessary and expedient for the democracy to keep in existence a press of sound Democratic principles, devoted to the best interests of the people - Therefore, we the undersigned do promise & agree to pay for the purposes above specified, to the committee of stockholders owning the printing establishment of the aforesaid COURIER the amount set opposite to our respective names, with the express understanding & consideration that the same shall be refunded from the rents & profits due to the aforesaid establishment." It is signed by fifteen individuals or establishments, with notes that each has paid the amount stated (generally five dollars). The remainder of the document discusses the continuation of the paper's operation, signing the responsibility over to David L. Gregg and W.P. Hudson. It is signed at the end by the twenty shareholders, noting how many shares each owns in the company. An interesting and early piece of Illinois newspaper history. NEWSPAPERS AND PERIODICALS OF ILLINOIS, p.207. ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CHICAGO (online).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Des Juifs en Pologne, examen de leur condition sous le point de vue historique legislatif et politique

      CHez l'auteur, Bruxelles - Leipzig 1839 - [7], III, 237, [1] pages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        Romantische Wanderungen durch die Sächsische Schweiz

      Verlag Georg Wiegand Leipzig ohne Jahr,1839 - Format Groß8° in sich kompletter Band aus " Das malerische und romantische Deutschland ", - EA - , 240 S.+ 30 Stahlstiche , Originalganzleinen mit Rückentitel ,minimal fingerfleckig ,die Stahlstiche fast ohne Flecken , Erhaltung 1- = Auf Anfrage ist die Zusendung von einigen Abbildungen des Buches als normale Zipdatei möglich - beachten Sie daß Sie diese dann auch " auspacken " können ! =

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Alfred Tauchnitz]
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        Panorama der Österreichischen Monarchie, oder malerisch-romantisches Denkbuch der ? sowie der interessantesten Donau-Ansichten. Mit Stahlstichen von den vorzüglichsten englischen und deutschen Künstlern nach eingends zu diesem Werke aufgenommenen Originalzeichnungen. Erster Band

      Pesth - Leipzig: C. H. Hartleben's Verlag 1839 - Einer von drei Bänden, HLDr. mit Lederecken der Zeit, marmorierte Deckenbezüge, goldgeprägter Rücken, dreiseitig marmorierter Schnitt, VIII+345 Seiten mit 46 Stahlstichen geschützt jeweils mit Seidenpapier, 15,5 x 23 cm, von außen berieben, innen durchgehend stockfleckig, Bindung und Seiten aber noch fest, insgesamt noch guter Zustand. Book Language/s: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Monuments et rues de Paris.

      Paris G. Englemann for Rittner et Goupil and Susse Freres 1839 - Large folio (40 x 55 cm). Title, 20 lithographed plates with protection leaf (one protection leaf missing); slight marginal soiling, light occasional spotting. Publisher's half sheep over cloth, upper cover and flat spine lettered in gilt; rubbed, spine ends restored. Very rare pictorial record of romantic Paris, before the French capital was deeply restructered during Napoleon III's Second Empire. Apparently no copy in the CCFR and at the BnF, none in the UK and only one in the USA, in the P. Morgan library in NY. We could not trace any copy selling at auction in recent decades either. This is one of the first publications of the young William Wyld (1806-89), an English painter and lithographer who had set his studio in Paris in 1834. Wyld won a gold medal at the Paris Salon for his 2m wide canvas "Venice at Sunrise" the year he published these Monuments et rues de Paris. Friends with the French painters Ary Scheffer and Paul Delaroche, he first painted orientalist scenes, before turning to more classical architectural representations. This series is a compilation of twenty fine views of Paris, varying from monuments and avenues to views over the Seine river and even a panorama of the city from the celebrate Pere Lachaise cemetery. Some of them, such as the representations of the Palais des Tuileries, the Marché des Innocents or the Pont des Sts Pères, testify to the beauty of these monuments that no longer exist. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Om Nationaloeconomiens og Beskatningens Grundsætninger. (On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation). Oversat efter Originalens tredie Udgave af Ludvig Sophus Fallesen.

      - C.A. Reitzel, Kjøbenhavn 1839. (8),470 s., samtidigt halvlæder, titelblad og sidste side lidt gulplettet, gammelt navnestempel på forsats "J.V. Levinsen", ellers rent eksemplar. economy filosofi philosophy økonomi korrektur.

      [Bookseller: Andersens Antikvariat]
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        L`Universo o Storia e descrizione di tutti i populi, loro religioni, costumi, usanze, ec. Sicilia.

       [Venezia, Antonelli, 1839]. gr.-8° (2) 103 S., 1 Bl. (Index/Sicilia), 2 doppelbl. gr. Karten, 196 (v. 200) Kupfertaf. HLdr. d. Zt. Mit Goldrückenpräg. Stiche Nr. 32, 34, 38 u. 39 a. d. italien Serie fehlen. Vereinz. braunfleckig. - (L`Universo pittoresco o storia e descrizione di tutti i populi ec.)Die Stiche zeigen antike Gebäude, bzw. Ruinen, Veduten, Landschaften, Portraits berühmter Persönlichkeiten, Münzen etc. (24 Taf.: Sizilien u. 172 (v. 176) von Italien). Versand D: 4,00 EUR Geographie, Geschichte, Italien, Graphik

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        Theatre Pittoresque oder Welttheater (Unterzeichner:) Friedrich Lorgie

      (München), 23. und 24. Juli (1839).. Plakat mit typograph. Text. Blattgr.: 51 x 42 cm. Neben den Panoramen von Rom, Neapel und Tobolsk in Sibirien zeigte Lorgie auch "Ein großes mechanisches Kunstballet u. Metamorphosen, mit mehreren Verwandlungen". - Etwas knittrig, am linken Rand kleiner Ausriss.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Theatre Pittoresque oder Welttheater. (Unterzeichner:) Friedrich Lorgie.

      (München), 23. und 24. Juli (1839). - Plakat mit typograph. Text. Blattgr.: 51 x 42 cm. Neben den Panoramen von Rom, Neapel und Tobolsk in Sibirien zeigte Lorgie auch "Ein großes mechanisches Kunstballet u. Metamorphosen, mit mehreren Verwandlungen". - Etwas knittrig, am linken Rand kleiner Ausriss.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        Italian Peasants.

      [c.1839] - Gouache and gum arabic on grey card. In an oval card mount. Approx. 25x20cm. On verso of mount are two labels laid on to brown paper: ?Italian Peasants, by W. Collins R.A. Presented by Lady Currie? and ?Mrs Moltino, Jany. 1910. William Collins, 1788-1847, father of the novelist William Wilkie Collins, was a highly popular landscape and genre painter. He was elected a Royal Academician in 1820. In the Autumn of 1836 Collins left Britain for Italy and remained there, immersing himself in study, until 1838. On his return to Britain he began a series of paintings depicting Italian life and it is likely that this striking image was created during this period. PLEASE NOTE: For customers within the UK and the EU, this item is subject to VAT.

      [Bookseller: Jarndyce, The 19th Century Booksellers]
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        Sketches by Boz Illustrative of Every-Day Life and Every-Day People

      Chapman and Hall, London 1839 - Thick octavo (22cm.); early 20th-century three quarter maroon morocco over cloth, gilt-lettered spine, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers; viii,526pp.; frontispiece and additional engraved title page, 38 plates. Lacking half title; all plates rather browned and heavily foxed, occasional contemporary ink stains to a few leaves, else a Very Good, attractive copy. GIMBEL A7.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Travels in the Trans-Caucasian Provinces of Russia

      London: John Murray, 1839. First. Full Leather. VG+. along the southern shore of the Lakes of Van and Urumiah in the autumn and winter of 1837. 477 pp, ill, large folding map at end. Very crisp and clean inside. Outsire nice in full leather, blindstamped, raised spine bands, constrasting gilt stamped leather spine label. All edges marbled, gilt rules on outside edges.

      [Bookseller: Trophy Room Books]
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        La medicina pittoresca. Museo medico-chirurgico. Opera tradotta dal francese arricchita di note e di molti articoli nuovi da F. D'Ippolito professore di medicina e chirurgia.

      Stab. Tipografico Cirelli,, Napoli, 1839 - Quattro volumi di cm. 29, pp. 1.000 ca. complessive. Con vignette ai frontespizi e 120 belle tavole litografiche in fine coloritura coeva. Solida legatura del tempo in mezza pelle con punte, dorsi lisci con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro. Esemplare con qualche fioritura sparsa, prevalentemente alle carte di testo e più accentuate al frontespizio del quarto volume. Complessivamente genuino e marginoso, ben conservato. Ciascuna tavola applicata (dall'origine?) ad un'ampia braghetta che ne rende più efficace la visione. Celebre impresa tipografica, piuttosto unica nel suo genere che ebbe grande successo nell'800, soprattutto per la vastità e qualità dall'apparato iconografico. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Das Königreich Württemberg nebst den von ihm eingeschlossenen Hohenzollern'schen Fürstenthümern in ihren Naturschönheiten, ihren merkwürdigsten Städten. für den Einheimischen und Fremden dargestellt. 2 Bde.

      Ulm Stettin`sche Buchh [-41] 1839 - Mit gest. Titelvign. u. 47 Stahlstichtafn. Pbde. d. Zt. Heyd I/213. Vgl. Engelmann II/1058. Holzmann-Bohatta IV/13065. - Schönes Ansichtenwerk, erschienen als Supplement zum "malerischen und romantischen Deutschland". Mit Ansichten u. a. von Blaubeuren, Esslingen, Hohentwiel, Reutlingen, Schwäb. Gmünd, Schwäb. Hall, Stuttgart, Tübingen, Ulm, Weingarten. - Einbände bestoßen. Stock- und braunfleckig. Gewicht (Gramm): 660

      [Bookseller: Müller & Gräff e.K.]
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        Travels in Western India Embracing a Visit to the Sacred Mounts of the Jains, and the Most Celebrated Shrines of Hindu Faith between Rajpootana and the Indus; with an Account of the Ancient City of Nehrwalla

      London: William H. Allen 1839 - London: William H. Allen, 1839. First Edition. Large 4to Ð 31.5 cm. half-title, [LX], 518pp. including Appendix, Errata, 9 elegantly executed engraved or lithographed views, illustrations in the text. Period style _ green leather with marbled boards, spine with five raised bands ruled in gilt, titles in gilt, four compartments with gilt filled de-bossed elephants. Pages clean with no foxing, some informative margin notes. A Near Fine and complete copy of a Rare and important narrative. The account of Lt. Col. William Tod's journey from Udaipur to Mumbai via Mt Abu, with an early detailed description of the religious customs of the hill tribes of Southern Rajasthan. The highly detailed engraved plates primarily show views of the region's principal sacred buildings in their landscape. The village Todgarh was so named by the Maharana of Udaipur to commemorate Tod's work in the region. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        On a new Voltaic Combination" AND "On Voltaic Series and the Combination of Gases by Platinum" in The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science Volume 13, 1838, pp. 430-431 AND Volume 14, 1839, pp. 127-130

      FIRST EDITIONS OF GROVE'S DESCRIPTION AND DEMONSTRATION OF THE INVENTION OF THE FIRST FUEL CELL - an improved form of voltaic cell which Faraday used in his demonstrations before the Royal Society. Simply put, fuel cell technology generates electricity within the chemical reaction created via the combination of hydrogen and oxygen. Together the two papers trace the evolution of Grove's fuel cell. Two volumes. William Grove was a Welsh barrister turned scientist. "While investigating the electrolysis of water, Grove observed that when the current was switched off, a small current flowed through the circuit in the opposite direction, as a result of a reaction between the electrolysis products, hydrogen and oxygen, catalyzed by the platinum electrodes. Grove recognized the possibility of combining several of these in series to form a gaseous voltaic battery, also [making] the crucially important observation that there must be a 'notable surface of action' between the gas, the electrolyte, and the electrode phases in a cell" (Stolten, Hydrogen and Fuel Cells, 63). "After relating [in the first paper] a number of experiments using different metals and electrolytes as well as different containers, Grove describe[s] [in the second paper] what was to become the standard form of his battery, consisting of zinc in dilute sulfuric acid and platinum in concentrated nitric acid (or a mixture of nitric and sulfuric acids), giving an emf of nearly two volts" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography, V, 559). ALSO INCLUDED: Michael Faraday's "Experimental Researches in Electricity, Eleventh Series," 1839, Volume 13, pp. 281-299; pp. 355-367; pp. 412-430. "Dr. Faraday's Supplementary Note to Experimental Researches in Electricity, Eleventh Series," 1839, Volume 14, pp. 34-37. First printed in the Philosophical Transactions in the same year, the eleventh series presents Faraday's researches on electro-statical induction. This series was "undertaken with a view to test an idea which he had long possessed, that the forces of attraction and repulsion exercised by free electricity are not the resultant of actions exercised at a distance, but are propagated by means of molecular action among the contiguous particles of the insulating medium surrounding the electrified bodies, which he therefore calls the dielectric. By this idea he [was] led to some very remarkable views upon induction, or in fact upon electrical action in general" (Thomson, Phil Mag, July 1854, p. 50). NOTE: In a separate listing we are also offering a separate collection of seven important first editions related to the invention and development of the fuel cell. CONDITION & DETAILS: 2 Volumes. London: Richard and John E. Taylor. (8.5 x 5.5 inches; 213 x 138mm). [viii], 486, [258 page index], 4. Ex-libris bearing only a small paper label at the spine and a discreet stamp on the title page. Bound in three quarter polished black calf over marbled paper boards. GIlt-ruled and lettered at the spine. Minor rubbing and scuffing; tightly and solidly bound. Slight age toning and foxing. Both volumes are in very good condition.

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        Venedig - Inneres der Markus-Kirche" originale, handkolorierte Lithographie mit Tonplatte ca.40x28cm von Prout; im Stein betitelt; aus "Sketches in France, Switzerland and Italy" London, Hodgsons & Graves 1839

      - Das dekorative Blatt (48x36cm) an den Rändern minimal braunfleckig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Niederbayern]
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        The Compleat Angler

      L.A. Lewis, London 1839 - First Lewis Edition. Illustrated with 15 copperplate engravings on thicker paper and 76 woodcuts in the text. lxxii, 396pp. 8vo. Finely Bound 'Angler'. "The illustrations are those of the third Major edition of 1835, but it has only 76 woodcuts instead of 77?" - Coigney. Coigney 49 Contemporary full green morocco, spine and boards elaborately gilt, a.e.g. Front joint repaired. Fine Illustrated with 15 copperplate engravings on thicker paper and 76 woodcuts in the text. lxxii, 396pp. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        [View on the Delaware, near Bordentown

      Paris, Coblenz, and London, 1839. Aquatint engraving by Ch. Vogel after Bodmer, proof on idia paper mounted, issue without imprint line and without title in English, some spotting to mount. A rare India proof of this delightful, lively scene on the banks of the Delaware in high summer. A steamer awaits the arrival of passengers who are disembarking from their coaches. One coach pulls up full of late arrivals. Some passengers who boarded at an earlier stop take advantage of the delay to stretch their legs: all this and the tranquil landscape are brilliantly captured by Bodmer in this image executed on 24th July 1832 close by the 300 acre estate of Joseph Bonaparte, the exiled elder brother of the French Emperor. Karl Bodmer's images show great versatility and technical virtuosity and give us a uniquely accomplished and detailed picture of a previously little understood (and soon to vanish) way of life. Swiss-born Bodmer was engaged by Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867) specifically to provide a record of his travels in North America, principally among the Plains Indians. In the company of David Dreidoppel (Prince Maximilian's servant and hunting companion), their travels in North America were to last from 1832 to 1834. They arrived in Boston in July 1832, traveled on to Philadelphia, where they stayed with Napoleon Bonaparte's elder brother Joseph. From here they headed west across Pennsylvania across the Alleghenies to Pittsburgh and the Ohio country, visiting all the important German settlements en route. Their most important stop on their route west was at the utopian colony of New Harmony in Indiana. The Prince spent five months there in the company of some of the country's leading scientific men, and studying all the relevant literature on backcountry America. On 24 March 1833 the party reached St. Louis, Missouri, and the start of the journey into Indian country. Graff 4648; Howes M443a; Pilling 2521; Sabin 47014; Wagner-Camp 76:1.

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        Carey & Hart's Catalogue of Choice, Rare and Valuable Books BOUND INTO The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer

      Carey & Hart, Philadelphia, PA 1839 - Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD- condition. Catalog insert is overall in VERY GOOD+ condition. This gem combines two unique collectibles: the first edition of Lever's first published book, and a very scarce catalog of books by Carey & Hart. Carey and Hart Publishing (1829-1854) is often considered the preeminent American publishing firm of the 19th century. In addition to the "choice, rare and valuable books," this catalog includes listings for "Splendidly Illustrated works," titles unique to Carey & Hart, the entire works of Sir Walter Scott, and medical books, as well as a number of foreign language books. 32 pages. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Dated April 1839. The book itself is the first illustrated edition of the first book published by Charles James Lever (1806-1872)--an Irish novelist of English descent. It strings together rollicking tales of fun and adventure. Although harshly reviewed by critics, the general public embraced Lever's entertaining stories. 402 pages. 7 x 10 inches. ** INSERT is bound securely into the end of the book. Booklet is neat with clean edges. Pages are free of writing and stray marks. Paper is lightly tanned, with darkened edges. Front and back papers are moderately foxed. Interior exhibits minor marks and signs of age. Excepting the stated signs of aging, this pamphlet is in exceptional condition, having been nicely preserved in this antique book. ** Brown buckram covers have decorative blind tooling on front and back. Spine with gilt is notably sunned. Head and talk of spine are crushed. Overall moderate edgewear to covers, including exposed board at corners. Binding is strong and secure, as well as cocked so that front board protrudes over back board. Covers are faded along the edges, with some scuffing, dirt and staining. Pastedowns and illustrations are severely foxed. Scattered light foxing throughout, with scarce signs of edgewear. Interior is free of marginalia and underlining. Gutter is opened, exposing binding threads at page 169 and illustration. Binding is still in place and secure. (Please see photos.) Text block edges are dusty and foxed. Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear. Postage for oversized and international shipping will be calculated by size and weight. AbeBooks shipping quotes are ESTIMATES only. If actual shipping cost is less than the AbeBooks estimate, it is our practice to REFUND the difference to the buyer. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Theorie der Register-, Buch- und Kassen-Führung bei Landgüter-Verwaltungen und Kontrole des in dem Grundbesitz vorhandenen Betriebs-Kapitals, begleitet von Muster-Aufstellungen zur Register- und Buchführung.

      Berlin, Im Selbstverlage des Verfassers, 1839. - XVIII 231 (1) S., 34 Tab. a. gef. Taf., Pp., Kap. u. Eckn. bestoßen, NaV., stockfl. -- Löw; Rechnungswesen 187. - ". Königl. Preuß. Rechnungs-Rath ." - Weber; Handbuch der ökonomischen Literatur 1842, 350 f. meinte noch, dass dieser Titel ". nicht erschienen ist." - Mit handschriftlichem Besitzvermerk von E(duard?) Baumstark.-- [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Novi commentarii Academiae Scientiarum Instituti Bononiensis, tomus tertius.

      Bologna: Dall' Olmo et Tio, 1839 - Quarto,[six] pp. (titlepage and introduction), [56] pp.,14 handcoloured (five folding) engraved plates. Modern binder's cloth, contents fine and crisp. Four papers by Bertoloni. 1. Continuatio historiae horti botanici et scholae botanicae Archigymnasii Bononiensis adjectis descriptionibus trium novarum plantarum, [1834]. Pp. 1-18, two handcoloured engraved plates (one folding). 2. Commentarius de itinere neapolitano: aestate anni 1834 suscepto, [1835]. Pp. 155-175, three folding handcoloured engraved plates. 3. Horti botanici bononiensis: plantae novae, vel minus cognitae, fasciculus one, [1835]. Pp. 317-324, five handcoloured engraved plates (one folding). 4. Plantarum rariorum, vel novarum horti Botanici Bononiensis, fasciculus secundus [no date]. Pp. 11-22, four handcoloured engraved plates. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Songs Of Innocence And Of Experience, shewing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul.

      London: W. Pickering, Chancery Lane, and W. Newbery, 6, Chenies Street, Bedford Square, 1839. Small 8vo, xxi, (3), 74 pp. Original pebbled plum cloth, upper cover lettered in gilt (partly worn away as often), a very good copy in a variant original binding, slightly worn around the edges, upper hinge a touch weak, internally bright and very attractive. First Typographical Edition, the issue with the poem “The Little Vagabond” not present - this has long been held to be the first issue (see Keynes) although others have claimed that it was present but cancelled due to content and thus this is the second issue. Either case is plausible; copies of each issue turn up with about the same frequency which is to say very rarely. The preface (by J.J. Garth Wilkinson) gives a mostly favorable account of Blake’s life in the context of his work and concludes stirringly: “If the volume gives one impulse to the New Spiritualism which is now dawning on the world;-if it leads one reader to think, that all Reality for him, in the long run, lies out of the limits of space and time; and that spirits, and not bodies, and still less garments, are men; if it gives one blow, even the faintest, to those term-shifting juggleries which usurp the name of “Philosophical Systems,” (and all the energies of all the forms of genuine Truth must be henceforth expended on these effects,) it will have done its work in its little day...” Keynes, Blake, 135 (issue without “The Little Vagabond"). Bentley, Blake Books, 171 (this issue said by Bentley to have two leaves cancelled by the editor out of prudishness).

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        Voyage pittoresque et historique au Brésil, ou Séjour d'un Artiste Français au Brésil, depuis 1816 jusqu'en 1831 inclusivement, Epoques de l'Anènement et de l'Abdication de S.M.D. Pedro Ier, fondateur de l'Empire brésilien. Dédié à l'Academie des Beaux-Artes de l'Institut de France.

      Paris, Firmin Didot Frères 1834, 1835 and 1839. Three volumes. - Imperial-folio (c. 54x34 cm). Vol. I: (2) lvs. (half-title, author's portrait), (2) lvs. (main title, author's dedication letter to the members of the Academie des Beaux Arts), 8 pp. (Rapport fait a l'Academie des Beaux Arts .), XVI pp. (introduction), p. 17 - 56, (1) leaf, 10 pp. Numbered lithogr. plates 1-36, 1-6, 1-6 and 1 map (Brazil). Vol. II: (2) lvs. (half and main title), II pp. (introduction), 162 pp., (1) leaf. (41) lvs. with 51 numbered lithogr. plates, 2 maps (Rio de Janeiro). Vol. III: (2) lvs.(half and main title), XVI pp. (Notes historiques), II pp. (introduction), p. (3) - 252. (51) lvs. with 54 numbered lithogr. plates, 1 facsimile (declaration of abdication of king Pedro I.). New vellum bindings, gilt-stamped titles to spines. First and original edition; a complete copy. Very rare. The 3 volumes contain all over all 153 plates, 3 lith. maps, the portrait and 1 facsimile. Most of the plates were made by C. Motte and Thierry (Frères) and drawn by the author himself (some in collaboration with Pauline de Portès). The collation: Particularly the first volume often is incomplete: Very rare the 8 leaves Rapport fait a l'Academie des Beaux Arts . are bound in (exept our copy we found it only in the refence copiey of Borba de Moraes and Barreto, not in Collection Bosch, in Berger, Garraux, Baldus and Conrad. The 4 lvs. preliminaries are incomplete often too. About the maps: The Table général des sommaires (vol. III, p. 243 ff.) speaks about 1 map each volume (Brazil, Bay of Rio, city map of Rio de Janeiro). The fact of 5 maps mentioned by Borba de Moraes must be an error. In many copies the numbered plates are incomplete: The correct number (153 without portrait, maps and facsimile) is listed in the Bosch catalogue and by Borba de Morais; Barreto mentions 137, Garraux and Baldus 139 and Conrad 151 ("outstanding lithographs"). New end-papers and fly-leaves. Mostly uncut copy with wide margins. Leaves professionally cleaned, a brown-stain to the three main titles (margins). All leaves reinforced at joint, restored tears to 2 leaves (3 tears to last leaf of vol. III / plate slightly affected). Minor staining, 1 leaf more intensively (some letters affected). A few annotations in pencil. A wonderful copy with wide margins and very well printed plates. Bosch - Catalogue (Brazil) I, no. 407; Borba de Moraes p. 252; Barreto I, p. 395 ff.; Conrad no. 365; Garraux p. 80; Baldus no. 390; Berger p. 82-84; Sabin no. 19122. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BADENIA oder das badische Land und Volk. 1. Aufl., 3 Bände. (alles).

      Karlsruhe und Freiburg, Herder 1839 - VIII, 3 Bl., 290 S., 1 Bl., 20 S. ; mit insgesamt 19 Illustr. (Karten, Ansichten, Trachten, 3 farbig) IV, 320 S. mit insgesamt 18 Illustr., 300 S. 16 Tafeln, dunkelgrüne Halblederbände der Zeit bzw. Halbleinenband der Zeit, stockfl., einige Tafeln etwas knapp beschnitten, Einbd. nur mit geringen Gebrauchspuren) +++Antiquariat seit über 25 Jahren+++ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [drop-title] Carta dirigida por el Presidente de la Asamblea Constituyente, al Senor Arzobispo de Guatemala y su constestacion, recibida en esta fecha.

      [Guatemala]: Imprenta de la A. de Estudios Folio (31.5 cm; 12.25"). [1] f.. [1839] Both letters concern the reestablishment of the Conservatives' commitment to the Catholic Church, to religion in government, and to the return of the archbishop from exile. No copy traced via WorldCat, COPAC, CCILA, or METABASE. Light waterstain crisscrossing text; one pin-type wormhole in left margin and many, very small ones in lower margin, occasionally into lower four lines of text not costing any words. Good++ copy.

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        Rotterdam plattegrond - Temminck.

      Platte grond der stad Rotterdam, vervaardigd volgens kadastrale plans, opgedragen aan Edel Achtbare Heeren Burgemeester en Wethouders dezer stadUitgegeven in 1839 door L.F. Temminck, in koper gegraveerd door D. Veelwaard en Zonen, gedrukt op vier bladen door Wed. Koning & Brugman. Deels later, met de hand gekleurd. Afm. (prent) 75 x 123 cm.Steeds weer bestond bij Rotterdamse stadsbestuurders behoefte aan een grootschalige betrouwbare kaart waarop ook alle percelen zijn aangeduid. In 1827 wordt door de fabriekmeesters, die de directie voeren over de Fabricage, de technische dienst van de stad, bij Burgemeesters en Wethouders aangedrongen op het laten vervaardigen van een plattegrond van de gemeente. Pas twaalf jaar later wordt deze wens vervuld door Leonardus Temminck, controleur en bewaarder van het kadaster van Rotterdam. Aan het stadsbestuur worden vijf gekleurde en vijf ongekleurde exemplaren geleverd.Sinds de verschijning van de vorige kaart (in 1800) is het gebied van de gemeente behoorlijk uitgebreid. De gemeente Cool is ingelijfd, West-Blommersdijk en Oost-Blommerswijk en Rubroek staan nu voor het eerst op een plattegrond.Door de zeer dichte bebouwing van de binnenstad is het Temminck, door het ontbreken van gegeven daarover, niet overal mogelijk geweest de onbebouwde gedeeltes van de percelen weer te geven, maar slechts de kadastrale perceelgrenzen. Het grondgebruik buiten de singels is op de kaart wel mooi aangeduid. Met name van de tuinaanleg wordt een prachtig beeld gegeven. Een groot aantal straten, stegen en wateren, openbare gebouwen, bedrijven en buitenplaatsen zijn aangeduid. Dit en de zeer precieze kartering, maken deze kaart tot een uiterst belangrijke bron van kennis van Rotterdam aan de vooravond van de ingrijpende veranderingen, die de stad in de negentiende eeuw zou ondergaan.Prijs: € 5.950,- (incl. 21% BTW, incl. lijst).

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        Mit allerhöchster Bewilligung wird heute der Mechanikus J. Weiß, mit Begleitung der Musik, die Vorstellung der mechanischen Kunstfiguren, Karousell, Kunstreiter und Seiltänzer in drei Abtheilungen zu geben die Ehre haben.

      (München, 1839).Einblattdruck mit typograph. Text und Holzschnitt. Blattgr.: 37 x 22 cm. Weiß versichert, "daß diese Figuren weder durch Draht noch durch Schnüre (wie es Marionetten - Spieler zu thun pflegen), sondern durch die reine Kunst der Mechanik geleitet werden." - Der Holzschnitt zeigt drei Vorführungen des Automaten. Bücher de

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        La patriarcale basilica Liberiana.

      Roma: a spese di Agostino Valentini Folio extra (47.5 cm; 18.75"). [4] ff., 118 pp.; 1 fold. plt., 102 plts.. 1839 Italian-language work on the art and architecture of the Liberiana basilica in Rome, illustrated with more than 100 impressive full-page engravings (as well as one oversized, folding engraving) of the church's art and sculpture, along with its architectural detail, plans, and design. Detailed explanations of the plates, which were engraved by Domenico Feltrini, are provided. This handsomely printed and produced volume forms the second part of the author's "Quattro principali basiliche di Roma," which also includes works (not present here) on the Vaticana and Lataranense. Publisher's half vellum with marbled paper–covered sides, spine gilt extra with gilt-stamped leather labels; boards a little abraded and showing wear. Front pastedown with institutional bookplate; front fly-leaf with bookseller's pressure-stamp in upper corner. Occasional light foxing. A handsomely produced, still very impressive volume.

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        Lettre autographe signée

      - SULLY PRUDHOMME René-François-Armand Prudhomme, dit (1839-1907) poète. L.A.S. « Chatenay (Seine) », 16 avril 1902. 1 p. in-12. Adresse et timbre postal au verso. Il se prépare à rencontrer le roi de Suède : « Le roi m'a fait savoir par le secrétaire perpétuel de l¿académie suédoise qu'il désirait me voir lors de son second passage à Paris. » Grippé et « obligé d¿avoir recours à un narcotique pour dormir la nuit », le poète s'inquiète de ne pouvoir exprimer, comme il le souhaite, sa gratitude au roi par un hommage littéraire : « Réussirai-je ? Serais-je capable de buriner un sonnet dans mon état de santé présent ? Je n'en puis répondre, mais je vais me mettre à l'oeuvre. »

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        Manuscript Journal - Transport of Convicts - Australia Penal Colonies & Timber Trade

      Australia, 1839. Tasmania, Sydney, New Zealand, 1839-1841. Unpublished manuscript fair journal of an early expedition to New Zealand made by Thomas Laslett, a notable timber purveyor for the Royal Navy's Admiralty, drawing from this original diary and centering first on the conveyance of convicts to Van Diemen's Land and Sydney, then both penal settlements; and also on interactions and negotiations with Maori chiefs with respect to Britain's growing timber needs. 8vo. 117 pages, plus a single page preface signed in the original by the author. Mauve leather over marbled boards, manuscript label to front. Volume measures approximately 18 x 23 cm. Fading to boards, substantial loss to spine, otherwise in very good condition internally, a significant unpublished primary source account of Australia's penal colonies. Penned upon his retirement in 1880, Laslett's journal draws directly from his own on-the-spot travel accounts, describing "my third voyage to New Zealand... the then passing events... many pleasant days... also... occurences that may as well be forgotten... our ship HMS Buffalo being wrecked during a gale wind in Mercury Bay...", so stated in his preface. The National Library of New Zealand, Alexander Turnbull Collections, also holds three of Laslett's fair journals for these voyages. A sketch drawn by Laslett of the wreckage of HMS Buffalo, is held at the Royal Naval Library in London. Safe and successful conveyance of convicts to Australia's penal settlements, as well as New Zealand timber gathering and trade negiotations with indigenous chiefs, are the principle areas of focus in this early manuscript account. The demise of convict ship / timber transport HMS Buffalo is also described firsthand, Laslett being on board at the time of the wreckage, actively engaged in the attempt to salvage cargo, personal belongings, and the fine vessel which he had come to know so well. Dealing largely with the transport of convicts from Upper Canada to Australia's penal settlements in Van Diemen's Land and New South Wales, Laslett includes a notable description of Quebec City and outlying regions, as well as villages flanking the Saint Lawrence River, and his impressions of the French Canadians. Following this is an equally captivating account of colonial Sydney including Cockatoo Island and a female convict factory. He then delves into the important quest for perfect trees to fell and shape, and important negotiations with Maori chiefs, and finally the wreck of the HMS Buffalo. Herein the timber trader recounts with much detail the successes, and a calamity, of his third expedition to New Zealand, from 23 May 1839 to 8 March 1841. Appointed Head Purveyor of the expedition, Laslett joined HMS Buffalo on 18 May 1839, after receiving his instructions from Sir William Symonds (1782-1856), Surveyor of the Fleet, Royal Navy. A substantial detachment of the Royal regiments, which included a convict guard, boarded the ship, and on the 27th HMS Buffalo began her final voyage to the colonies, stopping in Quebec and Newfoundland to pick up convicts, some of them being political prisoners, destined for Hobart and Sydney. [Approximately 164,000 convicts were transported to the Australian colonies between 1788 and 1868 on board 806 ships. Some 75,000 of these were sent to Van Diemen's Land from 1803 when the state was created as a penal settlement of the British Empire, a territory within the colony of New South Wales, until transportation ceased in 1853.] He describes major growth and development in Sydney since having first visited in 1833. With new streets and housing he estimates some thousands of emigrants arriving every year, settlers beginning new lives were all employed and earned handsome wages. The population, he notes, is a mix of upper class settlers, "Bounty Immigrants" seeking opportunity, some Australia-born Europeans, the emancipated convicts who had completed their period of servitude, and the numerous convicts which continued to arrive. Evidently, exorbitantly priced merchandise, produce in particular, a great deal of heavy drinkers, and armed lawless "bush rangers" in rural areas, were common adversities to contend with in this era. Historic figures are mentioned including Captain Ranulph Dacre (1797-1884), London born master mariner and merchant, who first visited New South Wales in August 1823 as commander of the Elizabeth, who traded with the Society Islands and New Zealand in the schooner Endeavour of which he was part-owner, and who subsequently in 1831 settled in Sydney and supplied masts to the Admiralty and formed a spar station at Mahurangi, New Zealand. Recording events contemporary to the Treaty of Waitangi, Laslett further describes in detail his interactions with New Zealand tribes, and the various challenges of his commission. A timber-cutting camp was erected Te Karo Bay, some 4 miles north of Tairua on the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula. Unfortunately, only 22 spars had been felled when in July 1840 strong easterly gales in Mercury Bay forced the ship ashore. HMS Buffalo was beyond repair, causing an early return to England on the 'Bolina'. [A later court martial in England exonerated Captain Wood.] The author was in the region for over four years, became a timber expert gainfully employed by the British Admiralty, and came to know the tribes rather intimately. It is most conceivable that he played a role in treaty discussions. At time tenuous, fascinating interactions with local Maori tribes showcase the vast differences and subtle similarities between western and aboriginal societies. Capital punishment, for example, was commonplace for both, however cannibalism is presented by the New Zealand natives as a suitable part of the equation. Of secondary interest, we find occasional mention of then current Antarctic discoveries, including the Wilkes Expedition, which resulted in a section of Antarctica being later named after the captain and discoverer, Wilkes Land. French explorer Jules Dumont d'Urville, who spent months exploring the Polynesian islands, and who left Hobart 1 January 1840 for his second Antarctic voyage. Finally, Laslett records the final hours of HMS Buffalo, an important ship in the maritime history of both South Australia and New Zealand, having been used to transport convicts and colonists, having served as a quarantine facility, and having been a transport ship for the timber trade. Excerpts from the manuscript: "voyaging up the St. Lawrence... all the way from Labrador Coast to Montmoreni [Montmorency River]... preparation had to be made for the reception of the convicts, for conveyance to Hobart Town and Sydney... according to a plan furnished by the Admiralty...Mr. Joseph Archer, Joiner, Upper Town, Quebec, was employed..." "... Completed the fitting of the Prison... Mr. Archer sent in his claim for labour and materials... the ship was considered ready to receive the Political prisoners for Van Diemens Land, and Sydney..." [On 28 September 1839 HMS Buffalo sailed from Quebec with 83 American patriots and 58 French prisoners from Lower Canada, who were convicts and part of the Upper Canada Rebellion. The Americans were transported to Hobart, Tasmania and the French convicts were brought to Sydney, New South Wales.] "27th Sept. This morning the steamer British America brought from Montreal, and put them alongside, 58 political convicts, these were nearly all of the German class, and Canadian born, most of them well if not respectably dressed... they mourned for their country and their families... In the afternoon the steamer St. George brought from Montreal, and put them alongside 83 political convicts, they were nearly all Americas, men who had come over the frontier in Upper Canada to try their fortunes in the rebellion or civil war, waged by the disaffected Canadians against the Loyalists and regular Imperial troops, their characters were considered very bad, and altogether of a different stamp to the Canadian convicts, consequently they came heavily ironed under a heavy guard of soldiers... Although these two batches of convicts had been engaged together in the rebellion, no good feeling existed between them..." "A few days after the embarkation of our prisoners some few of the convicted men... were liberated on giving security for their good behaviour to the extent of £1000, and that they reported themselves once a month to a Magistrate..." "A strong suspicion... mischief was brewing and further precautions were taken to guard ... only 36 prisoners on deck at one time for the future... there was no relaxation of the guard kept upon the prisoners... 18th - Our convict informant told the Inspector that the thought there was still some plotting going on... the convicts boxes were examined and some razors, knives, forks and lucifer matches were found..." "One of the convicts died, he had suffered greatly from sea sickness, and fever supervening it..." "the Brazilian Coast... sighted Cape Frio... anchored in the harbour of Rio de Janeiro near the Blanc Stairs... This being the 14th birthday of the Emperor, it was celebrated with much pomp and ceremony all the finery of the city... the Emperor with the procession passed through this gateway..." "Hobart Town... ... The Muster Masters Clerks came on board to take description of the 82 American prisoners previous to their disembarkment and next day they were landed at Sandy Bay...." "The Convict Guard under Ensign Irby of the 51st Regmt left the ship for the garrison..." "Four men were executed in front of the gaol at Hobart Town at 8 o'clock this morning for murder... all came to the colony as convicts." "While at Hobart Town I visited the Penitentiary and saw there 25 prisoners on the Tread Wheel... they were for the most part incorrigible convicts." "Sydney...About halfway up we came to Cockatoo Island, also a Penal station upon which a great many of convicts were employed in excavating chambers for the storage of grain... there is a large Barrack for the accommodation of about 200 men sentenced for local offences..." "Next day I visited the Female convict factory where about 950 women were employed on making up clothing &c... it was said that they were very difficult to manage - and about as bad as they could be in character..." "... The Canadian prisoners were disembarked today and landed at Longbottom Stockade for employment upon the roads and other work as may be required, much sympathy was felt for these political convicts...." "The United States discovery ships came in this morning (11th March) from a cruise to the Southward, where it is said they had first seen land on 19th January 1840 in about Lat 64.20 S. Long 97.45 East to.... a stretch about 1300 miles.... Commander Wilkes fleet consists of the Vincennes and Peacock Frigates and the Flying Fish and Porpoise schooners..." [From Sydney, Wilkes sailed into the Antarctic Ocean in December 1839 and reported the discovery "of an Antarctic continent west of the Balleny Islands" of which it sighted the coast on January 25, 1840.] "... the French navigator Commodore d'Urville with the ship Astrolabe and Zelee... on the 18th February... discovered land in the 66.S.130.E. about the same time as the Americans made their discovery." "... At dusk this evening two seamen prisoners... managed to make their escape by taking the jolly boat and pulling for the shore... failed to catch them." "Sunday, April 5th 1840, HMS left Sydney for New Zealand... landing at Kororarika... we found about 80 Europeans living there, some in cottages, some in huts and a few in tents... as much as 3 guineas per foot frontage had been paid for the best sites..." "Interrogated by an interpreter the natives said they did not like the woman being kept to give evidence, they would prefer that the murderer should be given up to them, that they might kill him and eat him too, which they thought would be better than hanging the man... The case was very strongly argued..." "29th April, The French discovery ships Astrolabe and Zelee arrived and after a slight refit sailed again on the 5th May for a cruise..." [HMS Buffalo wreckage] "August 3rd 1840... the bilge was broken, false keel and rudder gone, while the hull was also broken and hogged, and deeply embedded in the sand. With these defects we were of the opinion that the ship was not hopelessly damaged... I managed to get from my cabin all my effects, but they were sadly damaged from having been several days immersed in salt water..." "... The natives who had given assistance during the gale when the ship was lost... 29th Everything of value that could be got from the wreck having been rescued, the Buffalo was finally abandoned." End Excerpts. Thomas Laslett (1811-1887), Timber Inspector for the Admiralty, began his career as a Purveyor of Timber at the age of 22, his first four expeditions seeing him to New Zealand to procure high-quality timber suitable for mast and spars for large Royal Navy ships, which required him to penetrate sometimes hostile tribal regions. Laslett was born at Poplar, Middlesex on 18 June 1811 and was baptised at the East India Dock Chapel there. He was the eldest child of Thomas Laslett, a shipwright, and as such had begun apprenticing as a shipwright before being presented with the opportunity to work abroad. Indeed having found his calling and impressed the Admiralty, he was sent on three further missions to remote places with important timber stocks. As Timber Inspector for the Admiralty, from 1847 to 1849 he was commissioned to inspect teak in Burma, mainly Moulmein (Mawlamyine) and environs. He was employed to survey and report upon some forests near Russia in Asia Minor, and in 1859 made an expedition to the Anatolian Highlands around Bursa in Turkey during the period of Ottoman reign. An expedition took him through Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1860 (then the Ottoman provinces of Bosnia Vilayet and Vilayet of Kosovo). These latter two expeditions, again to little-known remote regions, were undertaken in hopes of locating untapped sources of high-quality oak. Settling near home, he was Timber Inspector of Woolwich Dockyard until 1869 and for many years later Timber Inspector for the Admiralty. In 1875 Laslett published a book titled "Timber and Timber Trees: Native and Foreign". He retired from active service in April 1880 and was subsequently employed by the Admiralty to make special surveys of timber on various occasions at home and abroad. He was also commissioned by the Society of Arts to report on timber exhibited in the Colonial and Indian Exhibition at London in 1886. He suffered a heart attack and died the at Woolwich Dockyard Railway Station on 6 April 1887. Early Timber Trade: Traders from the Australian colonies began visiting in New Zealand harbours after the first trading ship, the Fancy, arrived in the Hauraki Gulf in 1794. Its crew felled trees beside the Waihou River, with the help of Maori. Other ships visited between 1798 and 1801, taking kahikatea, but many logs rotted or were lost at sea. The Maori refused to haul felled logs out of the forest for some crews who did not respect their customs. Differing views led to disaster in 1809 when the ship 'Boyd' called at Whangaroa Harbour to get timber. Whangaroa Maori, who believed the captain had ill-treated the chief, Te Ara, while was travelling onboard, massacred most of the crew and passengers, and burned the ship. Consequently, in 1809, New Zealand timber trade came to a halt. In 1814 some missionaries, including William Hall who was a carpenter by trade, were sent to the Bay of Islands, together with three labourers and sawyers. They taught local Maori how to saw timber to European requirements. Timber and flax cargoes were sent to New South Wales to help fund the mission. In the early 1820s, the British Royal Navy discovered kauri, an ideal timber for spars, at Hokianga, Kaipara, Coromandel, Manukau and Tauranga harbours. By 1827, the Royal Navy had tested had proven that kauri was stronger and lasted better than kahikatea. The British government subsequently began to encourage the timber trade. Timber increased in demand for housing and for ships with the Australian colonies growing from the 1830s. Kauri was preferred, but woods such as kahikatea, rimu and totara were also used. Skilled European tradesmen were needed to choose the correct trees and supervise felling and milling. Also required were Maori workers prepared to haul and load the trees; they worked in return for goods such as blankets, tools, tobacco and firearms. Maori tribes often wanted to attract timber trade, which they controlled by bargaining over cutting rights or labour. Sometimes port fees were charged, and some Maori became skilled sawyers and traders. In the mid-1830s, one third of the North Island's European male population was involved in the timber trade, inclusive of ex-convicts and wealthy merchants. British interest in New Zealand increased, and in 1840, New Zealand became a British colony under the Treaty of Waitangi. HMS Buffalo, built in 1813 and originally named the Hindostan, is an important vessel in the maritime history of South Australia, serving at times as a quarantine, transport or colonisation ship, while also aiding the British expansion into New Zealand, New South Wales, Tasmania, and Upper Canada. She made three voyages to New Zealand, Laslett being onboard for all of them. In January 1833 she was fitted as a convict ship, and was put under the command of F.W.R. Sadler. HMS Buffalo first sailed from Portsmouth to Australia on 12 May 1833, arriving on the 5th October. She carried 180 female convicts, one of whom died on the journey. On 28 September 1839 HMS Buffalo sailed from Quebec, Canada, with 82 American patriots and 58 French prisoners from Lower Canada who were convicts and part of the Upper Canada Rebellion. The Americans were transported to Hobart, Tasmania, while the French convicts were brought to Sydney, New South Wales. At 589 tons, 36.6 metres long and 10.3 metres in beams, and capable of carrying 174 passengers (twice the number of any of the other nine ships that reached South Australia in 1836), HMS Buffalo was a large and notable ship. For each of her voyages to New Zealand, she was fitted for the transport of convicts, and then re-fitted as a timber carrier for her return. The Treaty of Waitangi was signed on 6 February 1840 by representatives of the British Crown and various Maori chiefs from the North Island of New Zealand, ultimately resulting in the declaration of British sovereignty over New Zealand by Lieutenant Governor William Hobson in May following. Despite controversies and debate surrounding breaches and translation issues, today the Treaty is generally considered the founding document of New Zealand as a nation. The settlement of Sydney began its life as a penal colony, with a total of 568 male and 191 female prisoner convicts with 13 children, 206 marines with 26 wives and 13 children, and 20 officials having made the voyage. Their earliest huts were composed of cabbage-tree palm, while the convicts were housed in huts made of boards wattled with slender twigs and plastered with clay. By 1790, however, there were 40 convicts employed making bricks and tiles, 50 brickie labourers, and 4 stonemasons. . Very Good.

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        Punka Indians camped on the banks of the Missouri

      Paris, Coblenz and London, 1839. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by Salathé after Bodmer, issue with no date after English imprint. On 11 May, whilst the steamer Yellow Stone was stopped near White Bear Bluffs, three Ponca Indians came aboard. They were given a lift up-river to their camp near Bazile Creek. Bodmer here sketches the moment when these three, including their chief Schuh-De-Gá-Che (`He Who Smokes'), were ferried ashore, to be greeted by an enthusiastic welcoming party of curious children and adults all wrapped in furs or blankets. Their camp of tipis can be seen in the forest margin beyond. The Ponca (Panka, or Punka), whose name denotes `sacred head', are closely related to the Omaha, Osage and Kansa Tribes, all of whom speak the same dialect. Karl Bodmer's images show great versatility and technical virtuosity and give us a uniquely accomplished and detailed picture of a previously little understood (and soon to vanish) way of life. Swiss-born Bodmer was engaged by Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867) specifically to provide a record of his travels in North America, principally among the Plains Indians. In the company of David Dreidoppel (Prince Maximilian's servant and hunting companion), their travels in North America were to last from 1832 to 1834. Well-armed with information and advice, the party finally left St.Louis, on the most important stage of their travels, aboard the steamer Yellow Stone on April 10 1833. They proceeded up the treacherous Missouri River along the line of forts established by the American Fur Company. At Bellevue they encountered their first Indians, then went on to make contact with the Sioux tribe, learning of and recording their little known ceremonial dances and powerful pride and dignity. Transferring from the Yellow Stone to another steamer, the Assiniboin, they continued to Fort Clark, visiting there the Mandan, Mintari and Crow tribes, then the Assiniboins at Fort Union, the main base of the American Fur Company. On a necessarily much smaller vessel they journeyed through the extraordinary geological scenery of that section of the Missouri to Fort Mackenzie in Montana, establishing a cautious friendship with the fearsome Blackfeet. From this, the westernmost point reached, it was considered too dangerous to continue and the return journey downstream began. The winter brought its own difficulties and discomforts, but Bodmer was still able to execute numerous studies of villages, dances and especially the people, who were often both intrigued and delighted by his work. The portraits are particularly notable for their capturing of individual personalities, as well as forming a primary account of what were to become virtually lost cultures. Graff 4648; Howes M443a; Pilling 2521; Sabin 47014; Wagner-Camp 76:1.

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        Winterstudien und Sommerstreifereien in Canada Ein Tagebuch

      F. Vieweg & Sohn, Braunschweig 1839 - kl. 8° 3 Bde., ca. 850 S., Kanada Reise Abenteuer priv. Hldr. Einb. l. ber., NaV., guter Zustand [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1839 Armenian Bible - William Carey - Related

      Hardcover. Good. Inscription of the Baptist Missionary Society/ Calcutta Baptist Missionaries on endpaper, dated 1839. Library Baptist Mission house bookplate affixed to endpaper; inscription on following endpaper. Armenian, Mt. Ararat area. American Bible Society.

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        La Sainte Bible...revue...par David Martin....

      New York: Stéréotypé par Henry W. Rees, pour la Société Biblique Americaine, D. Fanshaw, Imprimeur 8vo. 819 [1 (blank)] pp., 261, [1 (blank)] pp.. 1839–40 Only the second edition in the U.S. of the Martin edition of the French Bible. (Prior to 1835, the American Bible Society favored using the text of the 1805 French Bible.) Binding: This copy is exquisitely bound in full black leather in good imitation of morocco, elaborately stamped in gold on the covers forming a five-element frame or border, with gilt tooling on the board edges and with gilt inner dentelles. The spine has slightly raised bands and elaborate gold stamping in its compartments. => This is the second copy of this Bible that we have had and we are convinced that this is a publisher's deluxe leather binding. A choice of colors was apparently available, for the other copy we had was of an olive-green color. Provenance: The name "Sarah B. Leverett" is lettered in gilt on the front cover, and the same name is given in precise gothic calligraphy on the front free endpaper. Bound as above, corners a little bumped with a bit of long ago refurbishing thereto, dulling outermost elements of gilt border (only) on front cover, just at those corners. Evidence to endpapers of the volume's once having been sewn into a chemise or wrapper; old notes just discernable (not really readable) in a minute hand on front free endpaper (i.e., "behind" Sarah's name). Faint waterstaining in lower inside area for the first few pages (only). The whole very attractive and well preserved.

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        Tratado de amistad y alianza entre los estados de Guatemala y Los Altos

      Guatemala: Imprenta del Gobierno del Estado, a cargo de A. Espana Folio (31 cm; 12.25"). [1] f.. 1839 Ten-article treaty of peace and friendship between Guatemala and the newly created nation of Los Altos. It achieved independence from Guatemala officially on 2 February 1838. This treaty is dated 18 December of the same year. The state of Los Altos came into being because of political differences and tensions between Guatemala City and Quetzaltenango and other parts of western Central America. No copy traced via WorldCat, COPAC, CCILA, or METABASE; there is no OPAC at the Biblioteca Nacional de Guatemala to be searched. However, we know of a copy at Tulane University. Almost-overall waterstain giving the paper an aged look. Upper margin with small area eaten by vermin and repaired with archival tissue; lower foremargin damaged with loss and repaired with undetermined tape. Overall good+.

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        Poems and Translations by Reginald Heber - Signed - 1829

      Hardcover. Good. 1/2 calf. Bears the signature of Henry Trollope on title, notes of his journeys on the rfep. Also three very neat manuscripts in Trollope's hand; 1. a shortened biography of Heber, 2. a poem omitted from the collection. 3. Some notes on a place mentioned in one of the poems. All neatly bound in. Henry Trollope was an important military leader in Britain. He served at Bunker Hill and the siege of Boston during the Revolutionary Wary and also in the Napoleonic Wars. He was knighted and of great reputation, but took his own life in 1839. More importantly, though not less interestingly, is a fine original holograph of Reginald Heber's powerful lines of Isaiah 24. 4 stanzas on 2 sides, then signed R. Heber. This is a very attractive volume.

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        Punka Indians Encamped

      1839 - BODMER, Karl. Punka Indians Encamped on the Banks of the Missouri. London: Ackermann (Bougeard), 1839. Single sheet, plate impression measures 12-1/2 by 9-1/2 inches; window matted, entire piece measures 23 by 20 inches. $1500.Original hand-colored aquatint Plate XI, third state, one of the 33 “vignettes” from Karl Bodmer’s magnificent picture-atlas, produced for Maximilian Wied-Neuwied’s Travels in the Interior of North America (1839-1843).Maximilian’s monumental work was originally published in German (1839-41); a French translation followed in 1840-43 and an English translation in 1843. A picture-atlas of eighty-one aquatint plates (48 folios and 33 “vignettes”) after paintings by Karl Bodmer was issued in Paris, and accompanied all three of these editions. The picture volume is now regarded as one of the most comprehensive and memorable visual surveys of North America ever produced. The images provide an authentic glimpse into 19th-century America by one of the most eminent European artists. Unlike some other painters, Bodmer tried not to romanticize his subjects, but show them as they really were. Perhaps the most important leg of Maximilian’s travels started from St. Louis and proceeded up the treacherous Missouri River along the line of forts established by the American Fur Company. “On 11 May 1833 a small group of Ponca men seen on the riverbank were invited aboard the steamship Yellow Stone… The ship reached their camp the following day and paused just long enough to allow the Ponca passengers to disembark” (Marsha V. Gallagher). The print is vignette number XI, with the three requisite imprint statements and captions in German, French and English. Third state, with the date in the imprint statement and engraved by Lucas Weber. Ruud, 267. See Howes M443a. Wagner-Camp 76. Streeter III:1809. Hand coloring very vivid, only light foxing to margins (not affecting image). A splendid print.

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