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        Russia. Handbook for Travellers in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Russia, Being a guide to the principal routes in those countries, with a minute description of Copenhagen, Stockholm, St. Petersburg, and Moscow.

      John Murray London 1839 - First edition. xi, 276pp, folding map at rear, slight spotted and frayed at edge, 4 plans, advert on front pastedown for John Murray publications dated August 1839, publisher's brown cloth gilt, slightly faded and worn; overall a very good copy. First edition of this unusual title by Murray. There were only two editions of this handbook to Northern Europe published between 1839-1849. There were two issues of the second edition which was published in two parts - Part I - Denmark, Norway and Sweden - Part II - Finland and Russia. Lister 74. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Capper's South Australia. Containing the History of the Rise, Progress and Present State of the Colony, Hints to Emigrants, and Useful and Authentic Information .

      London, The Author, 1839 [third edition, considerably enlarged]/ 1837 - Octavo, iv, 243, 16 (advertisements) pages plus 3 folding maps ('District of Adelaide', with an inset 'Sketch of Encounter Bay', 310 x 312 mm; 'Maritime Portion of South Australia', 240 x 425 mm, and 'The City of Adelaide', 162 x 198 mm), a folding leaf of shipping statistics and a folding advertising slip (with an engraved illustration). Original blind-stamped purple cloth slightly rubbed and bumped at the extremities, with minimal expert restoration to the head of both hinges; spine sunned to brown; first map lightly foxed; an excellent copy (internally fine). With the armorial bookplate of the Marquess of Downshire - most probably Arthur Wills Blundell Sandys Trumbull Windsor Hill, 4th Marquess of Downshire (1812-1868). The preferred edition, being more than twice as large as its predecessors of 1837 and 1838. Ferguson 2725. Use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability.

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        Narración de los viajes de levantamientos de los buques de S. M. "Adventure" y "Beagle" en los años 1826 a 1836. Descripción de la exploración de las costas meridionales de la América del Sud y del viaje de cirnunnavegación de la "Beagle"

      Revista de Publicaciones Navales 1839 - Tapa dura, distintas paginaciones, en español, publicado en 1839. Muy escaso. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ichthyotomische Tafeln.

      - Berlin, Carl J. Klemann, 1839. Oblong folio (29.3 x 45.5 cm), containing 27 engraved plates with explanatory text in four columns. Original mottled boards. Front board with large green shield with title in script.l Rare very large oblong size atlas on fish anatomy by the German anatomist, surgeon, and ichthyologist Friedrich Christian Rosenthal (1780-1829). Rosenthal died from tuberculosis. This is the second (and last) edition. It is unclear if the first edition contained this large atlas (vide Dean). The plates show complete skeletons of fishes, all very artistically composed and accurately drawn. Three plates slightly trimmed without loss of text. Boards rubbed, old vague library stamp on the front board and title, and on one plate. Repaired tear to one plate, otherwise a very good copy. Dean II, p. 361; Nissen, Fischbücher, 106. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Monuments et Rues de Paris.

      Paris, Rittner & Goupil et Susse Frères, 1839. - Groß-Folio (57,5x38cm). Mit getöntem illustr. lithogr. Titel und 20 getönten lithogr. Tafeln jeweils mit Deckblatt. Dunkelgrüner Halblederband der Zeit mit geprägtem Rückentitel und -vergoldung. Erste Ausgabe. - Titelblatt fleckig. Die Tafeln stellenweise im Rand und rückseitig fleckig. - Gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Usul al-handasah.

      Bulaq, Matba`at Bulaq, 1839. - 4to. 284 pp. Illustrated with 13 lithographed folding tables. Bound in contemp. full calf with gilt decoration on both boards. "Usul al-Handasat" (A. M. Legendre's 1794 "Elements de Geometrie") was translated into Arabic after Edhem Bey by Muhammad `Ismat's Turkish translation. The colophone states: "We have concluded the translation of his book by the help of God, The Giving King, on Wednesday 22. Rab-al-Awwal 1255 [June 6. 1839], and the editing was finished on Thursday 15. Rab-ath-Th-n- 1255 [Juni 28. 1839] [.] Usûl al-Hansasah is finished." Founded in 1820 by Mohamed Aly as part of his scheme to modernise Egypt, the Bulaq or El-Amiriya Press was the first official and governmental printing press to be established in Egypt. - Some wear to binding. OCLC 122787498. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The natural history of Dogs

      Edinburgh Lizars 1839 - The Naturalist's Library. Hunde. Hamilton Smith, Charles. "The Natural History of Dogs. Caniae or Genus Canis of authors. Including also the Genera Hyaena and Proteles. Vol. I. - II.". Edinburgh: Lizars, 1839 - 1840. First edition. Vol. I.: 267, (5) pp., 31 engraved full page plates (30 coloured) and another 2 engravings. Vol. II.: 299, (5) pp., 40 engraved full page plates (31 coloured), another 2 engravings and another 9 illustrations in the text. 2 parts in 2 volumes. 8vo. Orig. cloth bindings with gilt titles on spines. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dr. F. W. Arnold (Redig.): HEBE - Ein Pfennig Magazin für Freunde und Freundinnen des Gesangs und der Guitarre von einem Verein rheinländischer Tonkünstler, redigirt v. Dr. F.W. Arnold. IV (4.) Jahrgang 1839, I-IV (1. bis 4.) Vierteljahr.,

      Aachen, Köln (Cöln), Aug. Jos. Tonger., 1839 - Ca. 26,5 x 17,5 cm, 208 Seiten. Pappband der Zeit mit Blindprägung v. Blumenmuster u. einem Goldschrift auf V-Deckel: Zum Andenken für Luise Oppermann. Den 22. September 1841. Mit 4 gestochener Titelseiten mit Stadtansicht von Köln. Zustand: Buchrücken aufgehellt, innen vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig, insgesamt noch sehr gut erhaltenes u. sehr seltenes Exemplar. (Die Bibliothek des Beethoven-Haus in Bonn besitzt nur den Jahrgang 1936-1938.) Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1550 Kl.-4°, , Hardcover/Pappeinband

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        Memoirof William Forsyth, Esq. a Scotch merchant of the eighteenth century

      Printed by Stewart and Murray, London 1839 - 8vo. Pp vii, 133. Full morocco, spine and boards eleborately gilt. Aeg. Extremities rubbed and with wear to corners. "Eneas Mackintosh Esq. with respectful compliments from J. Forsyth, Elgin, January 1st 1839." A locally executed binding, probably in Elgin. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Edinburgh and London: Adam and Charles Black et al. 1839. hb. Thick 8vo, pp. lxiii,648. With a Life of the Author, an Introductory Discourse, Notes, and Supplemental Dissertations by J. R. M'Culloch, Esq. . A most attractive presentation in modern 3/4 brown polished calf over marbled boards, with raised bands and blind-tooled spine, and a black leather spine label. Contents untrimmed and in excellent condition. This "greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM 221) was first published in two volumes in 1776; this is the single-volume "New Edition, corrected throughout and greatly enlarged", with two engraved plates of the author. .

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        Derbyshire, excursions, with 29 engravings, 1830

      Rhodes Ebenezer, 1762-1839 - Excursions in Derbyshire, by E. Rhodes, Sheffield, 4°, new bound, 29 engravings, one map of Derbyshire, without text, 33x26 cm. List of Plates: Dove Dale, from the Stafford shire Side of the River, View from near Reynards Hall, Dove Dale, The Northern Entrance into Dove Dale, View from the Winnats into Hope Dale, North Entrance into Matlock Dale, View near Matlock High Tor, View on the Wye, from the Side of Priestcliff, View in Monsal Dale, Castle Rock, Middleton Dale, Middleton Dale, Stoney Middleton, View in Eyam, Approach to Hathersage, North west View of Bolsover Castle, Remains of South Winfield Manor House, Haddon Hall, Chatsworth House, Old Hall at Norton Lees, Beauchief Abbey, View in Shirbrook Dale, SmeltingHill, Middleton Dale, A picturesque Watering Place, Tufa and Limestone Rocks at Allport, Approach to Peak Cavern, Entrance of Peak s Cavern, Entrance of Peak s Hole, View from the interior of Peak Cavern, Rustle Bridge, Monsal Dale, Cross in Bakewell Church Yard, Cross, Eyam Church Yard, Cross at Wheston [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Thüringen und der Harz mit ihren Merkwürdigkeiten, Volkssagen und Legenden. 7 Bände (von 8; Band 4 fehlt). Historisch-romantische Beschreibung aller in Thüringen und auf dem Harz vorhanden gewesenen und noch vorhandenen Schlösser, Burgen, Klöster, merkwürdigen Kirchen und anderer Gebäude; Fabrikörter, Bergwerke, Ruinen, Höhlen, Denkmäler, malerischen Gegenden und sonst beachtenswerther Gegenstände aus dem Reiche der Geschichte und Natur

      Sondershausen: Friedrich August Eupel; 1839-1844.. Mit dem Supplement Band 8. - Mit folgenden Stahlstichen (in jedem Band komplett): Band 1: Hohenstein. - Reinhardsbrunn. - Giebichenstein. - Kloster Roßleben. - Die Veste Coburg. - Strausberg. - Walkenried. - Die Teufelsmauer ... - Hagenrode und Mägdesprung. - Schloß Blankenburg bei Rudolstadt. - Ballenstedt. - Altenstein. - Band 2: Stadt und Schloß Sondershausen (2 Abb.). - Schloß und Stadt Blankenburg am Harze. - Wartburg. - Dornburg-Stadt und Schloß. - Der Scharzfels und seine Umgebungen. - Burgscheidungen. - Die Marmormühle bei Rübeland. - Kiffhausen. - Schwarzburg. - Stadt und Schloß Stolberg. - Paulinzelle. - Band 3: Osterode. - Geschichte der Stadt Merseburg. - Falkenstein. - Jena. - Der Sachsenstein. - Kloster Memleben. - Schulpforta. - Wernigerode. - Schönburg. - Die Burg Stecklenburg. - Ebeleben. - Herzberg. - Band 5: Schloß Bodenstein. - Goseck. - Schloss Beichlingen. - Gernrode mit dem Stubenberge. - Gotha. - Rossla. - Burg Hanstein. - Der Hellerstein bei Treffurt. - Schleusingen. - Die drei Burgen Gleichen. - Der Petersberg bei Halle/Saale. - Das Grossherzogliche Residenzschloss bei Weimar. - Band 6: Mühlhausen. - Die Leuchtenburg. - Langensalza. - Questenberg. - Schloss Mannsfeld. - Der Ilsenstein mit dem Eingang ins Ilsenthal. - Naumburg. - Suhl. - Schloss Tenneberg mit Waltershausen. - Arnstadt. - Schmalkalden. - Eckartsberga. - Band 7: Eisenach. - Die Ebersburg. - Wendelstein. - Die Brandenburg. - Vitzenburg. - Josephshoehe. - Die Ehrenburg. - Der Kessel bei der Rosstrappe im Bodethale. - Die Harzburg. - Eisleben. - Göllingen vom Michaelsberge gesehen. - Erfurt.

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        The District of Adelaide, South Australia; As divided into Country Sections. from the Trigonometrical Surveys of Colonel Light late Survr. Genl. John Arrowsmith 35 Essex Street 1839

      London:: John Arrowsmith,. Feby 18th, 1839.. First edition. A very scarce Arrowsmith map, which appeared in very few atlases. It is a cadastral map of the Adelaide region surrounding and excluding the 'City of Adelaide', and showing 443 blocks of land, the smaller lots at 80 acres each with the larger lots at 134 acres each. Lots sold are shown in color. Relief is shown by hachures with land cover shown pictorially. Original color in peach, green and blue. Period fold (in half), a very little faint foxing otherwise in excellent condition. Plate mark measures 21 x 25 1//4". Tooley 112; Libraries Australia ID 28666833.

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        Archéologie des monuments religieux de l'ancien Beauvoisis pendant la métamorphoses romane.

      - Derache, 1839-1849, in-fol. en feuilles./Ouvrage important et rare, publié en livraisons sur plusieurs années, et dont on ne trouve en général que des fragments. Cet exemplaire parfaitement complet, très frais et à larges marges, est composé comme su [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        HISTOIRE DE NAPOLEON Par J.M. Baron de NORVINS Illustré par RAFFET Edition Belge de 1839 RARE

      EDITIONS SOCIETE TYPOGRAPHIQUE BELGE, BRUXELLES 1839 - HISTOIRE DE NAPOLEON Par J.M. Baron de NORVINS Illustré par RAFFET EDITIONS SOCIETE TYPOGRAPHIQUE BELGE, BRUXELLES, 1839 FORMAT IN-4° (25,5 CM X 18 CM) RELIE, 638 PAGES ILLUSTRE DE 70 PLANCHES H-T + 300 GRAVURES ET VIGNETTES DE RAFFET « Après tout, dit NAPOLEON, qui venait de parcourir le recueil calomnieux de Goldsmith. Après tout, ils auront beau retrancher, supprimer, mutiler, il leur sera bien difficile de retrancher tôt à fait. Un historien français sera pourtant bien obligé d’aborder l’Empire; et, s’il a du cœur, il faudra bien qu’il me restitue quelque chose, qu’il me fasse ma part; et sa tache sera aisée, car les faits parlent: ils brillent comme le soleil. J’ai refermé le gouffre anarchique et débrouillé le chaos. J’ai des souillé la Révolution, ennobli les peuples et raffermi les rois. J’ai excité toutes les émulations, récompensé tous les mérites, et reculé les limites de la gloire ! Tout cela est bien quelque chose ! Et puis, sur quoi pourrait-on m’attaquer, qu’un historien ne puisse me défendre ? Seraient-ce mes intentions ? Mais il démontrera que la dictature était de toute nécessité. Dira-t-on que j’ai gêné la liberté ? Mais il prouvera que la licence, l’anarchie, les grands désordres étaient encore au seuil de la porte. M’accusera-t-on d’avoir trop aimé la guerre ? Mais il démontrera que j’ai toujours été attaqué. D’avoir voulu la Monarchie universelle ? Mais il fera voir qu’elle ne fût que l’œuvre fortuite des circonstances, que ce furent mes ennemis eux-mêmes qui m’y conduisirent pas à pas. Enfin, sera-ce mon ambition ? Ah, sans doute, il m’en trouvera, et beaucoup; mais de la plus grande et de la plus haute qui fût peut-être jamais ! Celle d’établir, de consacrer enfin l’empire de la raison et le plein exercice, l’entière jouissance de toutes les facultés humaines ! Et, ici, l’historien peut-être se trouvera réduit à devoir regretter qu’une telle ambition n’ait pas été accomplie, satisfaite ! » NAPOLEON A SAINTE-HELENE. « NAPOLEON a été l’étude de ma vie depuis le 18 brumaire. Dès cette époque, j’avais conçu le dessein de représenter dans un tableau fidèle cet homme imprévu et neuf dans l’histoire. Sous le Consulat et sous l’Empire, je m’attachai à recueillir et à mettre en ordre de nombreux matériaux; j’avais formé un ensemble de tant d’éléments qui composent une renommée si extraordinaire. Contemporain de NAPOLEON, spectateur de son règne, honoré de quelque confiance sous son gouvernement, consterné du triomphe des étrangers, qui n’étaient pas moins les ennemis de la France que les siens, profondément affligé des souffrances de ce Prométhée de la Gloire, frappé de l’avoir vu s’élever, briller et disparaître, je décidai de retracer les merveilles de la période de vingt-cinq années qui commence à la bataille de Montenotte et finit avec la longue et cruelle agonie de Sainte-Hélène ». J.M. Baron de NORVINS. ICI DANS L'EDITION PUBLIEE EN BELGIQUE EN MEME TEMPS QUE CELLE DE PARIS, LE « NORVINS » MERVEILLEUSEMENT ILLUSTRE PAR RAFFET EN 1839 UN DES OUVRAGES QUI CONTRIBUA LE PLUS A REPANDRE LA « LEGENDE » DE L’EMPEREUR CE « PROMETHEE DE LA GLOIRE ». EXEMPLAIRE DANS UNE BELLE RELIURE DOS CUIR DECORE. RARE EDITION BELGE de 1839 Pièce de collection napoléonienne BON ETAT POSSIBILITE DE PAIEMENT EN PLUSIEUR FOIS SANS FRAIS : ME CONSULTER [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Plains of Troy.

      Oxford: Wyatt & Son 1839 - Sole edition. (31.5 x 213 cm). Folding aquatint panorama by F.C. Lewis after a drawing by Henry Acland. Backed onto linen and edged with green cloth. Some staining and spotting. Some wear at folds and to edging. Manuscript title on verso in a later hand. This panorama accompanied by the text of Acland's brief 48 page description, The Plains of Troy. Illustrated by a panoramic drawing taken on the spot. Oxford, W. Baxter. 1839. Acland intended a longer work but this was never completed. The panorama accompanied the pamphlet but was also sold separately by Wyatt. (Atabey 7; Weber I, 1127; not in Abbey or Blackmer but see 1775.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Leçons orales de clinique chirurgicale faites à l'Hôtel-Dieu de Paris recue

      Paris: Germer Baillière, 1839. Fine. Germer Baillière, Paris 1839, 13x21,5cm, 6 volumes reliés. - Second edition in partly original because fully half refondue.bindings sheepskin caramel, smooth lightened spine adorned with gold chains and nets with traces of friction, caps rubbed some of which have small gaps, flat marbled paper, guards and contreplats paper to the tank, binders of époque.Quelques small foxing, otherwise nice condition inside. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Deuxième édition en partie originale car entièrement refondue. Reliures en demi basane caramel, dos lisses passés ornés de fers et de filets dorés comportant des traces de frottements, coiffes frottées dont certaines comportent de petites manques, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, reliures de l'époque. Quelques petites rousseurs, sinon agréable état intérieur.

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      Paris: Coblenz and London, [1839-1842].. Handcolored aquatint engraving by René Rollet after Bodmer, blindstamp in lower margin. Sheet size: 20 5/8 x 15 13/16 inches. Very good. Perhaps the greatest image to emerge from the picturing of the American West, and certainly Bodmer's most famous, this highly-charged portrait of Péhriska- Rúhpa ("Two Ravens") presents the warrior and chief of the Hidatsa in way that encapsulates the vanished era of the Plains Indian. The portrait has a great sense of immediacy, intensity, of noise and movement; a moment in time is captured, when we look away the Dog Dance continues. Péhriska- Rúhpa dances in his regalia as a principal leader of the Dog Society of his village. The white tips on the glossy black feathers of the headdress indicate the attachment of a tiny down feather to the point of each plume, the central vertical plume is painted red. Dyed horse hair floats from colored sticks attached to the shafts of the turkey feathers. All this will shortly be in motion again as the dancer resumes his movement to the cadence of drum and the rattle (made of small hooves or dewclaws attached to a beaded stick) held in his right hand. The Dog Society was one of seven such societies amongst the men of the Mandan and Hidatsa Tribes. They were one of the main tenets by which Hidatsa society was lived: as an individual progressed through life it was necessary for him to purchase his entry into successive societies, starting with "the foolish dogs" at about ten to fifteen years of age and graduating to the society of the black- tailed deer for men over fifty. The Dog Society was the fourth of these progressions. Each society had a set number of members, so that an individual from a lower society could only buy entry to the higher society if there was a member of that society who was himself ready to move to the society above his. They all had individual rules, rituals, dances and regalia. All this information was carefully recorded by Prince Maximilian during the travellers' winter stop-over at Fort Clark in 1833-34, this portrait, Bodmer's masterpiece, was painted in March 1834 towards the end of this stay. 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 was to become virtually lost cultures. GRAFF 4648. HOWES M443a. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 2521. SABIN 47014. WAGNER-CAMP 76:1.

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      Philadelphia: Thomas T. Ash & Co., [ca. 1839].. [136]pp., including blank leaves. Printed on rectos only. Quarto. Contemporary full green morocco, elaborately embossed, with a simple gilt rule on the boards and gilt title on the front board, grey silk endsheets. Hinges expertly repaired, corners lightly worn. Very minor foxing and soiling. Near fine. A remarkable deluxe quarto gift book produced when the genre flourished in the early 19th century (the paper is watermarked "1839"). This copy appears to be unique, or represent some kind of singular production. The embossed pages are printed on various kinds of white paper, with some leaves on other colors of paper. Some of these have printed texts, while others are blank, evidently so the owner could inscribe sentiments of his or her own. The lithographed titlepage is on glazed paper, with the imprint of Thomas Ash, a prominent Philadelphia publisher who produced many volumes in the gift book genre. The volume includes four engravings after Benjamin West, drawn and engraved by H. Moses, printed on blue paper, and probably produced in England. Also includes ten embossed plates, including botanical plates of the rose, passion flower, tulip, amaranth, viola tricolor, a child in prayer, the stork, a bird's nest, and others, each accompanied by prose or poetry within an embossed frame. A fine example of the genre, remarkable both for the range and nature of the contents and for the magnificent American embossed binding. No copies located in OCLC, or in the extensive collections of the American Antiquarian Society, and evidently a unique or one-on production.

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Nohant, 4. IV. 1839. - In French, 2¼ pp. 8vo. To an unnamed aristocrat or a church dignitary, bringing to his attention an elaborate hunting rifle: "Monseigneur, Je crois devoir recommander à votre attention toute spéciale un objet d'art et de luxe, dû au travail intelligent d'un de mes compatriotes du Berry. Il s'agit d'un fusil de chasse d'une beauté et d'une perfection tout exceptionnelle. Sorti presque tout entier de la même main patiente et minutieuse c'est, on peut le dire à coup sûr, un instrument de précision. - Si vous voulez bien le regarder vous-même, je ne doute pas de l'intérêt avec lequel vous apprécierez cet excellent travail." After naming the artful details of the rifle, Sand concludes by summarizing the quality of the piece: "Beaucoup d'autres qualités enfin qu'une spécialité compilente saura remarquer et qui me font désirer vivement que vous ne refusiez pas quelques instants d'attention à une sorte de chef d'œuvre dont l'artisan hors ligne mérite tout votre intérêt et votre équitable protection. [ ]".

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Leipzig, 6. V. 1839. - 3 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). Mit 3 eh. Zeilen und U. von Bruder Georg Franz Ferdinand (1808-1855). Schöner Brief an H. W. Veit in Prag mit einem Bericht über ein Vorspielen: "Unsere Abrede lautet auf einige Werke, diese erfolgen also pflichtgemäß. Nachdem wir Sonntag halb 10 Uhr Morgens mit der Eisenbahn hier eingetroffen, bewegte ich mich mit Theodor sofort zu Breitkopf und Härtel, der am andern Morgen zu uns kam, um das Quartett zu hören, wir stellten es ihm frei, seinen Verwandten den Dr Fink mitzubringen; wovon er auch Gebrauch machte, außer den Genannten waren Kistner und der Tenorist Schmidt zufällig bei uns als die Production losging. - Wir spielten es recht con amore und ich glaube besser als jemals. Alle Anwesende, den Dr. Fink mit inbegriffen waren enthusiasmirt [.]". - G. H. T. Müller war Bratschist des berühmten (ersten) Müller-Quartetts. Der Brief ist mit Gebr. Müller unterzeichnet und trägt den Zusatz "Secretair in d. A / Gustav Müller", was - wenn "A" für "Ausführung" steht - darauf schließen läßt, daß er der Verfasser ist. Der dreizeilige eh. Nachsatz von Georg Müller ist unzweideutig mit dessen U. versehen. - Etwa angestaubt und fleckig und mit kleinen Randläsuren.

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      London: Charles Knight and Co, 1839. FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM n. Hardcover. 254 x 165 mm (10 x 6 1/2"). Three volumes. Translated and annotated by Edward William Lane. FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM. Pleasing late 19th century crimson half morocco, raised bands, gilt-ruled compartments with central ornament of a gilt rosette within a star, marbled pastedowns, top edges gilt. With more than 300 wood engravings from the designs of William Harvey. Front pastedowns with the bookplate of William John Watson. Volume I with translator's "Advertisement" giving the spelling and pronunciation of various Arabic words. Corners to two volumes ever so slightly rubbed, front free endpapers with faint offset from bookplate, occasional rust spots, a few isolated margin smudges, but a really excellent copy with few signs of wear inside or out. Originally issued from 1838-41 in 32 parts and with copious notes, this is the original appearance in book form of what is generally acknowledged to be the first accurate translation into English of the classic story of Scheherazade. Probably derived from Egyptian and Persian origins, the "Arabian Nights' Entertainment," or "The Thousand and One Nights," has as its framework the story of a king who kills successive wives on the morning after the consummation of their marriage. The fatal pattern is broken by the wily Scheherazade, who enthralls her husband (and the reader) with stories so pleasing that her life is spared. Lane (1801-76) went to Egypt as a young man to improve his health, arriving at a time when serious European study of the region had just begun. Immediately caught up in the culture, he produced an elaborately detailed description of Egypt and its people and later a monumental Arabic dictionary 25 years in the making. In between he did the present translation of the "Arabian Nights." His translation omitted some of the stories that in England would have been thought too vulgar, but he was well qualified to enrich the book with notes that give an understanding of Muslim life. This edition also represents one of the most ambitious projects undertaken by Harvey (1796-1866), a famous pupil of Bewick and (at least in Houfe's estimation) the most popular British illustrator of the 1840s.

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      Liverpool. July 21, 1839.. [1]p., docketed on verso. Quarto. Small tears at folds, minor fraying and chipping to edges, affecting a few words of text including the last three letters of Audubon's signature. Good. In a half morocco and cloth folding case, gilt, with gilt leather label on front cover. A significant letter from distinguished American naturalist, John James Audubon to his favorite engraver, Robert Havell. Having spent over two years from 1837 to 1839 in England, finalizing the publication of the great BIRDS OF AMERICA and its companion text, the ORNITHOLOGICAL BIOGRAPHY, Audubon and his family prepare for the final journey home. Audubon writes to Havell, the principal engraver for the famous elephant folio BIRDS, as the two men had become fast friends during the book's creation. Havell decided to accompany Audubon to America, and days before their scheduled departure, Audubon writes to Havell: "...We will sail on Monday next...from this port for New York on board the packet ship the George Washington.... You and Mrs. Havell & daughter will sail from London on the 1st of August; but it is difficult to say which of us will reach America first. Should you do so, please to inform our sons and daughters of the name of the vessel...." Audubon then asks Havell to have casks of natural history samples sent to Sheffield: "I wish you to have the goodness to forward to Mr. John Heppenstall of Sheffield, all the barrels or kegs which you had placed in a warehouse.... Please to have shipped to Hull by steamer to be forwarded to Sheffield by canal boats, and have the said casks addressed John Heppenstall Esq., Sheffield, Natural History objects [the latter three words underlined by Audubon]. I wish you and yours could have been in the same ship with us...." Upon their arrival in America, Havell and his family first stayed with the Audubons in Brooklyn, then moved to Ossining, New York, and subsequently to Tarrytown, where they spent the remaining years of his life painting Hudson River views and landscapes, as well as engraving and publishing prints of the Hudson and of various American cities. Correspondence between these two important icons of 19th- century American natural history publication is exceedingly rare in the market.

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        The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1839First Edition, not first stateEmail us via the Bailey Books seller homepage for a technical description and additional photos. Response within 24 hours. We provide swift and professional service.

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        Wiener Zeitschrift für Kunst, Literatur, Theater und Mode. Jahrgang 1839. 1.-4. Quartal. 4 Bände

      Wien: Friedrich Witthauer 1839 - Gedruckt bei Anton Strauß Witwe. Kompletter Jahrgang 1939. Alle 4 Quartale der in dieser Zeit 3 x wochentlich erschienenden Zeitschrift, insgesamt 157 Nummern (vom 1. Jänner bis 31. Dezember 1939), mit kritischen Beurteilungen der in Wien aufgeführten Theaterstücke, mit Gedichten, Liedern, Reiseberichten, Nekrologen, Erzählungen u. Novellen, Aphorismen, Litteraturblättern, Musikanzeigen, Artikeln über bildende Kunst, Modeberichten usw. u. mit schönen Bilderbeilagen. Alle 4 Bände Lwd. der Zeit mit Rückengoldprägung, insgesamt 1256 Seiten, mit 51 kolorierten Modekupfertafeln, 8 unkolorierten Kupfertafeln (4 x Bilder der Boudoirs u. 4 x der Kutchen) u. 4 Musikbeilagen, 8°; Deckel leicht abgeschürft, Rücken leicht ausgeblichen u. mit Signaturschildchen, untere Deckelecke des 3. Bandes abgebogen, innen altersbedingt leicht stockfleckig u. einige Seiten leicht gebräunt, sonst schön erhalten, insgesamt sehr guter Zustand. Book Language/s: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Diary In America, with Remarks On Its Institutions (6 volumes)

      London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1839. First Editionof the 1st and 2nd series.. All six volumes of this six volume matched set are frst editions of 1st and 2nd series and all are in very good+ or better condition in 3/4 leather (calf) and marbled paper covered boards with five raised bands on the spines with red and black leather title labels and gilt tooling in the compartments. The end sheets for each volume match the marbled paper on the covers of the books. All edges of the text blocks are gilt. Each volume is a small octavo measuring 7 3/4" by 5" with an early prior owner's book plate attached to the front paste down. The front hinge and joint to volume I of the first series (Part I) is weak with the front hinge reinforced with archival tape and the rear joint is showing wear, but remains tight. The spine is very slightly faded. Vol. II only shows wear to the leather at the head and heel of the spine and lower edges of the boards with very light wear to the joints. Vol. III shows only light rubbing to the front joint. Vol. I of the Second Series (Part II) shows only slight wear and rubbing to the front hinge and to the lower edges of the boards. Vol. II and III both show shallow wear to the leather at the head and heel of the spines and to the lower edges of the boards and light wear to the front joints. Pasted to the second free end page is a clipped signature of Frederick Marryat. With an errata page for Vol. I appearing at the rear of Vol. III. Vol. II of the Second Series has the fold-out map of "Aboriginal America" upon which are noted the various Native American tribes within their respective geographical areas. This map is followed by a second fold-out map of central Florida showing the seat of hostilities with Seminole Indians and the United States. By the time of his visit and tour of America and Canada in 1837 through 1838, Captain Marryat had already attained the status of an accomplished novelist in Great Britain. He published his notes, diary and comments on his travels shortly after returning to England. His characterizations of Americans their institutions and his remarks were hardly complimentary. Both Series I and Series II are considered "scarce" by Howes. (Howes, M-300 & M-301; Clark, Travels in the Old South, III:204)

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        Judicial Decisions on the Writ of Habeas Corpus AdSubjiciendum, and on the provincial ordinance 2d Victoria, Chap. 4,whereby the habeas corpus ordinance of 1784 has been suspended; WITHNOTES. --

      Three-Rivers, February 1839. - 8vo, 23cm, 27p., in the originalplain blue wraps, string tied, untrimmed, upper wrap loose, internallibrary stamps, uncut, near fine, very rare. (cgc) [Vallieres De St.Real (Joseph R‚mi)]. Judicial Decisions on the Writ of Habeas Corpus adsubjiciendum, and on the Provincial Ordinance 2d Victoria, Chap. 4,whereby the Habeas Corpus ordinance of 1784 has been suspended; WithNotes. Three-Rivers, February. 1839. On page 3: Mr. Justice ValliŠres deSt. Real explained the grounds of his Judgement as follows . Theopinion of Justice Jean Roch Rolland forms pp. 13--20. T.P.L. 7540."Concerns the petitions of Celestin Houde and Joseph Guillaume Barthe forwrits of habeas corpus. The Crown argued that the Habeas Cropus Act wassus-pended by the ordinance to authorize the apprehension and detentionof persons charged with high treason [etc.]". Mr. Justice Vallieres deSt. Real granted the writ; Mr Justice Rolland did not. T.P.L. 7540. Notin Gagnon; Lande; WorldCat locates 1 copy, Un Sherbrooke, Three-Rivers.Amicus cites a catalogue reference only. Not in ABE, ABPC, A&E. No otherlistings located. T.P.L. 7540. Sabin 98394. Concerns the petitions ofCelestin Houde and Joseph Guillaume Barthe for writs of habeas corpus.The Crown argued that the Habeas Corpus Act was suspended by theordinance of the Governor and Special Council of 8th November 1838, i.e.,"An ordinance to authorize the apprehension and detention of personscharge with high treason [etc]". Mr Justice Vallieres de St. Real grantedthe writ; Mr Justice Rolland did not. (TPL). An important judicaldocument concerning the suspension of Habeas Corpus by Sir John Colbornein November, 1838, with respect to those arrested fro Treason andsedition after the Rebellion of 1837. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Romance of Private Life: The Renunciation and The Hermitage [Three Volume Set]

      Henry Colburn, Publishers, London 1839 - Octavo, Gilt lettered and decorated cover and spine. Marbled paper covered boards. Light wear to some of the gilt on the spines. A few spots of soil. Old bookplate. Mild spots of foxing on preliminary pages. Sarah Harriet Burney (29 August 1772 - 8 February 1844) was an English novelist, the daughter of musicologist and composer Charles Burney, and half-sister of the novelist and diarist Frances Burney (Madame d'Arblay). This was her last work, published five years before her death in 1844. This appears to be the only copy of this scare book on the market. About fifteen years ago the book was rediscovered by American feminists and new printings appeared.Charles Lamb was a personal friend. The Romance of Private Life were sparsely reviewed, although there was an American edition in 1840. Contains two tales - "The Renunciation", which presents a colourful picture of life abroad, when an English girl travels to Italy in search of kin and supports herself as an artist, offering an early feminist heroine; and, "The Hermitage", a psychological thriller involving a ruined country maiden and an unsolved murder. Interest in Sarah Burney's work began to revive as part of a general, in some cases feminist interest in all women writers of this period. This was supported by some reprint editions a few years ago, and more importantly, by a meticulous critical edition of The Romance of Private Life, which appeared in 2008. Her letters have also been collected. An extremely scarce set of the original first edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Schweiz in Bildern. 2 Bände

      London 1839 - 108 Stahlstichtafeln, große gefalt. Karte, 1 Bl., 168 S., 152 S., 3 Bl. rote Halblederbände. der Zeit, mit Goldpräg. am Rücken ein Band querformat. 20,5 x 27,5 cm, der andere hochformat.27 x 21,5 cm, gering berieben und bestossen, die Tafeln stockfl., einige stärker, ein Titelblatt kleiner als der Buchblock, aber ohne Textverlust. +++Antiquariat seit über 25 Jahren+++ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Chronicles of England, France, Spain, and the Adjoining Countries

      London: William Smith,, 1839.. From the Latter Part of the Reign of Edward II to the Coronation of Henry IV. To which are prefixed a Life of the Author, an Essay on his Works, and a Criticism of his History. 2 volumes, octavo (244 × 174 mm). Early 20th-century half morocco, spines gilt in compartments separated by raised bands, top edges gilt, brown cloth sides ruled in gilt, marbled endpapers. Chromolithograph half-title to vol. I, 2 figurative initials, 114 engravings and woodcuts to the text. Corners, joints and raised bands very slightly rubbed. An excellent copy. Second London edition of Johnes's translation of Froissart, first published in four volumes at the translator's own press in Hafod (1803-10), and the first edition thus, containing the three preliminary essays. Froissart's chronicle of the Hundred Years' War, a text considered one of the most important sources for the history of medieval Europe and chivalric culture. Originally written in French in the late 14th century, it circulated widely in manuscript, with lavishly illuminated copies especially popular among nobles and clergyman, and was first printed in Paris by Anthoine Vérard sometime around 1495, though an English edition did not appear until 1608, and even then was really a translation of a Latin abridgement. Johnes "remains the only man to have undertaken the formidable task of translating Froissart's Chronicles in their entirety, and the appearance of subsequent editions until 1906 testifies to their worth" (ODNB).

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        De la loi du Contraste Simultane des couleurs

      1839. CHEVREUL, Michel-Eugène. De la loi du contraste simultané des couleurs, et de l'Assortiment des objets colorés. Two volumes. I: xv, [1], 735 pp., illustrated with two folding letterpress tables. II: [2], 2 pp. Illustrated with 40 engraved and lithographic plates on 22 ff., of which 13 folding; plates 2 and 3 printed in colour with fig. 12 on plate 2 hand-coloured; plate 4, the chromatic wheel, with over-slip; plates 5-31 and 34-39 stencil-coloured lithographs; plates 32-33 and 40 engraved; plate 33 hand-coloured; plus nine specimens of printing on different coloured papers; plates 5, 8, 11, 14, 17, 20, 23, 26, 29, 33-39 signed by the author. 8vo. (text), 215 x 135 mm, bound in later nineteenth-century three-quarter morocco over marbled boards; and square 4to. (atlas), 290 x 245 mm, bound in publisher's original printed boards with glassine. Paris: Pitois-Levrault, 1839. |~||~||~||~||~||~| A superb copy of the First Edition of the most influential treatise on colour from the nineteenth century, with many of the colour plates signed by Chevreul. A professional chemist, Chevreul became Director of Dyeing at the Gobelins royal tapestry manufactory in 1824, in which position he perfected a number of new dyes and was led to a close study of the properties of colour. It was this foundation of empirical observation that permitted him to discern one very simple principle, so widely known today that it is difficult to imagine a time when it was not the fundamental guideline for artists and every kind of graphic designer in their use of colour. Formulated in the present work (p. 14), Chevreul's "law of simultaneous contrast of colours" states that colours seen side by side will always appear to the eye "as dissimilar as possible, both in their optical composition and in the height of their tone." On this basis Chevreul proceeded to analyze the consequences and applications of colour contrast, i.e., the modifications of hue and tone occurring when juxtaposed colours are viewed at the same time. He established "a precise nomenclature for colour relationships: tons for tonal value on a scale from black to white; gamme for the tonal scale itself; nuances for the modifications of one hue by the admixture of another; couleurs franches for pure, saturated pigments; couleurs rabattues (or rompues) for colours broken with black (or grey). These qualities were demonstrated in a colour wheel to which was attached a quadrant…" (Kemp, The Science of Art, pp. 306-7). Chevreul intended his treatise for the use of painters, textile designers, gardeners and other graphic artists rather than for scientists, and the influence of his discoveries on the development of European painting was enormous. The Impressionists followed his precepts for the decomposition of colour tones and the juxtaposition of colours, building up their paintings using separate touches of pure colours on the canvas, and allowing the observer's eye to combine them; and the Neo-Impressionist school, led by Seurat and Signac, went further, seeking to provide a scientific basis for Impressionism by deliberately limiting "their palettes to Chevreul's circle of fundamental colors and intermediate tones and [applying] colors scientifically to their canvases as opposed spots" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). The influence of Chevreul's theories continued into the twentieth century: several modern colour-field painters, especially Ellsworth Kelly, are known to have experimented with Chevreul's colour theory. In the present copy the plates are in "issue B," with the coloured disks on white or grey backgrounds. Text volume with some foxing as usual, but much better than usually found. Plate volume in exceptional condition. Norman 469. Birren Collection 143. En français dans le texte 237.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O., 28. V. 1839. - 1 S. 4to. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). An den Schriftsteller Ignaz Franz Castelli (1781-1862). - Hitzig bestimmte das literarische Leben Berlins in den Jahren 1815-40 entscheidend mit, gründete 1824 die "Mittwochsgesellschaft", der auch Joseph von Eichendorff angehörte, und schrieb u.a. Biographien von E.T.A. Hoffmann, Werner und Chamisso. 1842-47 zeichnete er als Mitherausgeber des Neuen Pitaval, einer Sammlung von Kriminalgeschichten.

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        Reise nach Malta und in das sdliche Spanien im Jahre 1830.

      Wien Verlag Schaumburg & Comp ; 1839 - EA; ca 22x14 cm; (4) 115 (1) Seiten mit 5 lith. Tafeln; Originalbroschureinband (Einband etwas staubfleckig, Deckel mit Stempel und Aufkleber, Rcken etwas rissig, Titel mit Stempel, ganz vereinzelt minimalst stockfleckig) 0,000 gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Neuester Fremdenführer in Berlin, Potsdam, Charlottenburg, deren Umgebung und auf der Eisenbahn. - Nach den neuesten und besten Quellen bearbeitet von L. Weyl. 5. verm. u. verb. Aufl.

      Berlin C F K(n)echt 1839 - 3 Bll., 346 SS., 8 Bll. m. 3 Kst., kl.- 8°, Or.- Ppbd. ( l. best. u. fl. ). vgl. Berl.- Bibl. S. 53 ( f. 2 Aufl. ); Badstübner - G. 1563; Vgl. Engelmann 339 ( 6. Aufl. ). Die Kupferstiche zeigen das Brandenburger Tor, Begräbnis - Denkmal der Königin Luise ( Schloß Charlottenburg ). Marmorpalais zu Potsdam. Ohne den " Wanderungsplan durch Berlin ". - Seltener Führer. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Abhandlung über Perkussion und Auskultation.

      Wien Witwe Ritter von Mösle und Braumüller Format: 8° XVIII [2] 271 [1] S Hellblauer Pappband der Zeit in hellblauem Kartonumschlag einer typographischen Bordüre Eingand minimal fleckig 1839 - Das Donaueschinger Exemplar - Meilenstein der Medizin*** Erste Ausgabe der bedeutendsten Schrift von dem aus Pilsen stammenden böhmisch-österreichischer Arzt Josef von Škoda (1805-1881), der die für die damalige Zeit modernen – und bis heute noch angewendeten – Methoden der Untersuchung des Abhörens (Auskultation) und Abklopfens (Perkussion) des Körpers erforschte, auf eine wissenschaftliche Basis stellte und weiterentwickelte. So geht die Benutzung des Stethoskop als eines der ersten Diagnosegeräte auf Josef von Škoda (1839) zurück. Er kann "gewissermaßen als der Neubegründer und Schöpfer dieses Spezialzweiges der Medizin (der physikalischen Diagnostik) in seiner modernen Gestalt angesehen werden" (Hirsch). "Škoda classified the various sounds obtained on percussion according to their musical pitch and tone. Škoda 's resonance is an important diagnostic sign in pneumonia and pericardial effusion. Following Škoda 's work percussion at last gained general acceptance as a diagnostic procedure" (Garrison-Morton). Nach der Veröffentlichung seiner Forschungen 1839 erlangte er großes Ansehen und wurde 1846 als Professor für Pathologie an der Medizinischen Fakultät der Universität Wien berufen, wo er zusammen mit Rokitansky und Hebra die sogenannte „Jüngere" bzw. „Zweite Wiener Medizinische Schule" begründete. Diese sollte die Forschung revolutionieren und zu Weltrang bringen. Škoda führte auf der Grundlage von neuen physikalischen, chemischen und medizinisch-anatomischen Forschungen neue Behandlungsmethoden ein, die die Medizin von der Beobachtung und der Naturphilosophie weg und hin zur Untersuchung und Naturwissenschaft leiten sollte – ein Paradigmenwechsel, der das Fundament der heutigen modernen Medizin ausmacht. Vorsatz mit winzigem Ausschnitt, leicht feuchtfleckig, sonst nur ganz vereinzelte minimale Braunfleckchen, insgesamt sehr schönes Exemplar der Fürstlich-Fürstenbergische Hofbibliothek zu Donaueschingen mit deren blassen Bibliotheksstempelchen und dem entsprechenden Ausscheidungsstempel "Dublette" auf der Titelrückseite. Garrison-Morton 2676. Waller 8978. Darmstaedter 442. Hirsch-Hübotter V, 429. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION: Very rare first edition of the work about auscultation. Bound in contemporary light blue boards (hardly stained), only here and there some little foxing and signs of wear, good copy of the famous Donaueschinger Library with stamp to titlepage verso. Erste Ausgabe [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Complete Angler

      London: L.A. Lewis, 1839. First Lewis Edition. Illustrated with 15 copperplate engravings and 76 woodcuts in the text. 1 vols. 8vo. Full maroon straight-grained morocco, borders in blind, boards with elaborate piscatorial vignette in gilt. New morocco spine titled in gilt. Some rubbing at corners, occasional browning of text. Very good plus. First Lewis Edition. Illustrated with 15 copperplate engravings and 76 woodcuts in the text. 1 vols. 8vo. "The illustrations are those of the third Major edition of 1835, but it has only 76 woodcuts instead of 77..." - Coigney. Coigney 49

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        Boy's and Girl's Book of Sports

      Providence: Published by Geo. P.Daniels, 1839. Embellished with cuts. 24 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Original orange pictorial wrappers. Embellished with cuts. 24 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Early "Base, or Goal Ball", 1839. Rare and early description (pp. 19-20) of the nascent game which ultimately became the national pastime. OCLC notes editions of 1835 and 1836 which are equally rare, but whether or not either contains a section on baseball is not clear. OCLC 5415608 (2 copies: Yale and AAS)

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        Boy's and Girl's Book of Sports

      Published by Geo. P.Daniels, Providence 1839 - Embellished with cuts. 24 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Early "Base, or Goal Ball", 1839. Rare and early description (pp. 19-20) of the nascent game which ultimately became the national pastime. OCLC notes editions of 1835 and 1836 which are equally rare, but whether or not either contains a section on baseball is not clear. OCLC 5415608 (2 copies: Yale and AAS) Original orange pictorial wrappers Embellished with cuts. 24 pp. 1 vols. 12mo

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        Twister/Trombe marine, Sicilie-Stromboli, anno 27.06.1827, LITHO

      Engelmann Godefroy, 1788-1839 - Twister/Trombe marine, Sicilie-Stromboli, anno 27.06.1827, LITHOGRAPH ENGELMANN, anno 1828 Original lithograph, scarce, little foxed, brownish, small tears on right margin. Size of the leaf: 33x80 cm. Félix Saint-Aulaire (gravure) - Louis Mazzara (dessin) Trombes marines "Phénomène de trombes marines, observé dans la mer de Sicile, en vue de Stromboli, le 27 juin 1827, et dessiné par L. Mazzara, à bord du brigantin le Portia, capitaine Cabbage, au moment où le navire fait feu sur la trombe qui le menacait de plus pres." Paris (6, rue du Faubourg-Montmartre), lithographies d'Engelmann, 1828. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Plate XLIX] 1. Pied Wagtail M. 2. Grey Wagtail M. 3. Yellow Wagtail M. 4. Meadow Pipit 5. Tree Pipit 6. Rock Pipit

      1839. An original etched copper printing plate, from Illustrations of British Ornithology [Edinburgh and London: (1821-)1834(-1839)], Plate-maker's stamp on verso "Willm. Pontifex Son & Co./ No 46/ Shoe Lane London." [With:] An uncoloured proof print from the plate. A fine original copper printing plate from "the finest and largest book about British Birds" (Jackson). The plate was used to print plate 49 from Selby's major work, Illustrations of British Ornithology. Christine Jackson writes of the prints: "The copper plates were superbly executed and the monochrome printed plates have an austere beauty unmatched in other bird books illustrated by line. Every feather is clearly visible, with all the details of the large flight feathers and the softer plumage standing out in immaculate precision. Tone, shade, and texture were all exploited to the fullest extent and demonstrate the best of which copper etching and engraving were capable" ( Bird Etchings 1985, p.204).Prideaux John Selby was a versatile gentleman naturalist, born on 23 July 1788 in Alnwick, Northumberland, he inherited Twizell House and its estate in 1804, and throughout his life did not neglect his duties as a landowner, magistrate, High Sheriff, and then Deputy Lieutenant of Northumberland. He married Lewis Tabitha Mitford, the daughter of Bertram Mitford of Mitford Castle, Northumberland, in 1810, and by 1817 had a happy marriage, three daughters, and a house that had become a sort of upmarket `staging-post' for naturalists heading North and South along the nearby Great North Road. Visitors were to include John James Audubon (who gave Selby and his brother-in-law Robert Mitford lessons in drawing), Sir William Jardine (one of Selby's closest friends and a collaborator on various later works), John Gould, William Yarrell, H.E.Strickland, to name but a few.Natural History and Ornithology had been Selby's passion from youth, and Christine Jackson notes, in her excellent introduction to the Sotheby catalogue of the Bradley Martin collection of Selby watercolours, that, besides "collecting and preserving birds, Selby had observed them in the field, making careful notes of their habitat and habits. At his leisure, he also sensitively colored drawings of them. With this accumulation of practical knowledge, specimens, and some drawings, Selby embarked in 1819 on an ambitious project to publish the most up-to-date, life-size illustrations of British birds.Since he had an incomplete pictorial record of his birds, many remained to be drawn while publication of the parts of the work proceeded. The aim was to issue each part comprising twelve plates at regular intervals of six months. The size of the paper chosen was elephant folio (27" x 21½") in order that most of the birds might be represented life-size. For each plate, Selby made watercolor paintings of the species.""Selby etched his drawings on copper plates and then either took or sent the plates to William Home Lizars in Edinburgh. Either Lizars or one of his workmen took a pull [proof impression] from Selby's plate and worked on any parts necessary to bring the plate to a very fine state of completion. Selby and Sir William Jardine both purchased their copper plates and etching ground from Pontifex of London, and their letters refer to the progress made in drawing and 'biting' or etching their plates. If they made a mistake or accidently over-etched a plate, they relied on Lizars to correct by burnishing to lighten it" (Jackson Bird Etchings pp.202-204). Cf. BM (NH) IV ,pp.1896-1896; cf. Fine Bird Books (1990) p.141; cf. Nissen IVB 853; cf. Zimmer p.571.

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        Songs of Innocence and of Experience

      1839. BLAKE, William.Songs of Innocence and of Experience, Shewing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul.London: W. Pickering and W. Newbery, 1839.First edition set in type of Blake?'s most important poems, preceded only by the virtually unobtainable first issue which Blake himself hand-printed and hand-colored. This desirable copy with the "The little Vagabond" present on leaf F4 (seen in few copies)."Blake's works reverse the roles of [moral verses and didactic fables]… in them it is not the poet who instructs the child, but the child who teaches the poet. In Songs of Innocence the child recounts the pleasures of a life in nature; in Songs of Experience the reader is shown children trapped and bewildered in the prisons of state and church" (Britannica). This, the rare first typographic edition, was the first time the poems appeared following the very small number of copies that Blake himself engraved, hand-printed and hand-colored. "In 1838 Mr. Charles Augustus Tulk lent Mr. Wilkinson a copy of Wm. Blake's 'Songs of Innocence and Experience,' a copy of Blake's own making… The delicacy and spiritual simplicity of the Songs made a deep impression on Garth Wilkinson… His brother William, holding no lower opinion came forward with the necessary funds; subscribers were sought for high and low; a preface was written and the edition, a thin cloth-bound octavo was published jointly by Pickering & Newbery on July 9, 1839. It is of much bibliographic interest, but the edition was probably a small one, and the book is now somewhat rare" (Keynes). "It enjoyed a narrow circulation" (Dorfman, 47).Keynes 135. Bentley, Blake Books 171b.Only a few scattered spots to interior, expert restoration to cloth. A desirable copy in near-fine condition.

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