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        Malerische Ansichten von Italien, der Schweiz und Tyrol. Nach Orig.-Zeichn. von Prout, Stanfield u. Harding in Stahl gestochen von den berühmtesten Künstlern Englands. Erster Theil.

      Berlin London Petersburg, Asher [1839]. 8° (20 x 13,5 cm). Titelbl., 51 nn. Bll. Text, 50 Stahlstich-Tafeln. Einband berieben. Die Stahlstiche unter Seidenhemdchen, in kräftigen und kontrastreichen Abzügen, nur teilweise an den Blatträndern etwas stockig.Versand D: 15,00 EUR Graphik, Stahlstiche, Ansichten, Topographie, Italien, Schweiz, Tirol

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        An uncommon, mint, Mediterranean Ship's Passport signed by Martin Van Buren.

      [Washington], circa 1839. 11" x 14.5". "Partly-printed Document Signed, ""M Van Buren,"" as President, 1 page, 11"" x 14.5"" [Washington, c. 1839], an unissued, scallop-top Mediterranean Ship's Passport, countersigned, ""A[aron] Vail,"" as Acting Secretary of State. Typical folds, else very fine condition.This document was signed in blank in Washington, D.C., by the President to be sent to a United States port to be filled out, signed, and issued from there by the Collector of the Port. The Collector, or an assistant, would fill in the name of the ship and all the required information. Aaron Vail (1796-1878) was a longtime diplomat, who in addition to his temporary role as Acting Secretary of State while John Forsyth was on vacation, he also served as chargé d'affaires for the American mission to the United Kingdom (1823-1826) and also served as Special Diplomatic Agent to Canada in 1838. In 1840 he assumed the role of chargé d'affaires in Madrid before that office was assumed by Washington Irving in 1842. Blank ship's papers are very uncommon, and this is a particularly attractive example."

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        Gunn's Domestic Medicine, or Poor Man's Friend, in the Hours of Affliction, Pain, and Sickness, This Book Points Out in Plain Language Free from Doctor's Terms, the Diseases of Men, Women, and Children, and the Latest and Most Approved Means Used in Their Cure, and Is Expressly Written for the Benefit of Families, in the Western and Southern States; It also Contains Descriptions of Medical Roots and Herbs of the Western and Southern Country, and How They Are to Be Used in the Cure of Diseases; Arranged on a New and Simple Plan, by which the Practice of Medicine Is Reduced to Principles of Common Sense

      Pumpkintown, TN: S.M. Johnston, 1839. "Eighth edition" (first published Knoxville, 1830), but the first and only Pumpkintown printing. 8vo. 635 pp. "American Imprints" 56067. Allen "Tennessee Imprints" 1559. Allen "Some Tennessee Rarities" 38: "The most popular book written by a Tennessean during the early years of the state's history ... the earliest, and one of the very few, Pumpkintown imprints ... seldom offered for sale and is indeed a Tennessee Rarity." OCLC locates 14 copies of this edition. Foxed, old tideline affecting a good portion of the text, but a tight, attractive copy of this rare edition of Gunn, one of four books with a Pumpkintown imprint. Contemporary calf (rubbed), leather spine label. (#3713)

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        The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1839., 1839. First Edition, First Issue with 'visiter' for 'sister', p.123, and 'latter' for 'letter', Eckel noting that the former misprint was picked up by Dickens in proof and is an error 'rarely seen'. p.160. Octavo. Bound without half-title in attractive contemporary full diced and polished plum calf, richly worked in gilt and blind, with marbled endpapers and and all edges gilt. Portrait frontispiece after Daniel Maclise and thirty-nine engravings by 'Phiz'' (H.K.Browne) Some browning to plates, although a little less than usual. neat repair to foot of spine, some discolour to same, lightly rubbed. A sound, handsome copy in an aristocratic binding - with the Panshanger bookplate depicting the strawberry-leaf coronet of George Augustus Frederick Cowper, Sixth Earl Cowper (1806-1856). Dickens' comic novel centres around the exploits of Nicholas Nickleby, a young man who must support his mother and sister after his father dies. The tone of the work is burlesque, with Dickens usual snipe at social injustice. Many memorable characters are introduced, including Nicholas' malevolent uncle Ralph, playing the role of an antagonist, who thinks Nicholas will never amount to anything, and the villainous Wackford Squeers, who operates a squalid boarding school at which Nicholas temporarily serves as a tutor.

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        Oeuvres Complètes. Traduction nouvelle avec le texte grec en regard, collationnée sur les manuscrits et toutes les éditions;

      - Paris, J.B. Bailliere, 1839-1861, 8°, ca. 5600 pp., 10 feine Haldereinband d.Zt.; ExBiblExp., verschiedene Stempel, leicht fleckig, sehr gutes Exemplar. First edition of Émile Maximilien Paul Littré (1801-1881) scholaraly bilingual (Greek and French) edition of the Hippocratic corpus; the above bilingual edition was the result of 22 years of continuous labor." - - Garrison & Morton, No. 13 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ueber die Enstehung, das Alter, und die früheste Geschichte der Städte Berlin und Kölln. Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der Germanisirung slavischer Gegenden.

      Berlin Lüderitz 1839 - XII, 361 SS., 1 Bl. mit 1 mehrf. gefalt. grenzkolorierten Stst.-Karte und 3 (v. 5) gestochenen Plänen (1 mehrf.gefal.); 8°, neuere Bibl.- HLwd. m. Rsch. (handgeschr.). Erste Ausgabe. - Bln.- Bibl., S. 92 (C 432). - Die große Karte zeigt das Havel- und Spreeland, die Pläne der Jahre 1000, 1100 und 1250-1270 (30x35cm) zeigen die Stadtentwicklung von Berlin. Hier nicht beigebunden die Pläne von 1120 und 1140. - Vorderer Deckel innen gestempelt. Auf den Plänen und im Text einige handschriftliche Anmerkungen und Anstreichungen, sonst fast fleckenfreies und schönes Exemplar. - Selten! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE SACRED WREATH

      Philadelphia, 1839. 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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Every Man His Own Butler. By the author of the "History and Description of Modern Wines." FIRST EDITION.

      Whitaker & Co. 1839 Engr. title. Orig. ribbed purple cloth, illustrated in gilt with a decanter & two wine glasses on a tray; largely faded to brown, spine sl. rubbed at head & tail, signs of label removed from head of spine. Later signature of W. S. Hill on leading f.e.p. A good plus copy.A guide to the buying, storing and drinking of wine by the journalist and author, Cyrus Redding, 1785-1870. 'The chief thing in the art of drinking wine' Redding wisely writes in his introduction, 'is to keep within those salutary limits which mark the beneficial from the pernicious ... This is best done by studying self-respect, and the art of saying "no".'. He ends the volume with the 'wine sayings of my uncle': 'Your stomach is your wine-cellar - keep the stock small and cool ... Wine of the second bottle is a bad storyteller ...'.

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        Constantinople, and the scenery of the seven churches of Asia Minor. Illustrated. In a series of drawings from nature by Thomas Allom. With an historical account of Constantinople, and descriptions of the plates, by the Rev. Robert Walsh.

      Fisher, Son & Co, Caxton Press, London, ohne Erscheinungsjahr, ca. 1839 Holz/Leder Sehr gut Text Englisch, First and Second Series, KOLLATIONIERT, KOMPLETT, farbig gestalteter Papierbezug mit leichten Abriebspuren auf Holz-Einband mit goldgeprägten Lederecken und Lederrücken mit Rückentitelei, 5 Bünde, solide und sehr gut erhalten trotz minimaler Gebrauchs- und Abriebspuren, ebenso farbig gestalteter Buchschnitt und Vor-/Nachsatz, Exlibris im inneren Buchdeckel, Ansicht von Konstantinopel als Frontispiz (ein kleiner Fleck am oberen Rand), dekorativ gestaltetes Vor- und Titelblatt, Vorwort von Robert Walsh. ----First Series / Erster Teil: 84 Textseiten inklusive Liste mit Titel der 48 Tafeln (inklusive Frontispiz, Titelvignette und Karte von Konstantinopel mit Hagia Sofia), alle VORHANDEN, SAUBER, STOCKFLECKENFREI. ---- Second Series / Zweiter Teil: Liste mit Titel der 49 Ansichten (inklusive Frontispiz, Titelvignette), alle VORHANDEN, SAUBER, STOCKFLECKENFREI, 100 Textseiten mit General Index. Ein wunderschönes Buch, das den Leser augenblicklich in die zauberhafte Welt der wahren 1001 Nächte der Türkei versetzt.+++---- Text English, First and Second Series, COLLATED, COMPLETE, published around 1839. Solidly bound book, wooden- boards covered with marbled- paper, leather edges and spine with gilded lettering, 5 joints, marbled edges, slight wear- marks, identically marbled flyleaf/endpaper, two parts, each with two title pages.--- First Series: View of Constantinople (protected by tissue paper, small stain on the upper edge of the picture), list of plates, altogether 48 engravings including vignette title, frontispiece and map of Constantinople, ALL CLEAN, NO FOXING, 84 text pages.--- Second Series: List of plates with 49 etchings including vignette title and frontispiece, ALL CLEAN, NO FOXING, 100 text- pages with General Index. A wonderful and thrilling collection of etchings of the finest views and scenes of Turkey and its 1001 nights aspects, altogether very good condition.+++- Metin Ingilizce, odun kapak üzerinde renkli kagit kilif, kilifda hafif kullanim belirtileri, kitap sirti ve köseleri altin süslü, kullanilmasina ve asinmaya ragmen korunmus, saglam ve çok iyi durumda, kitap kapaginin içinde eski kitap sahibinin simgesi yapistirilmis, kitabin basinda Konstantinopolis resimli süslü sayfa, resmin üstünde küçük bir leke var ama rahatsiz etmiyor, baslik sayfasi dekoratif, Robert Walsh tarafindan önsöz, kitap iki bölüm içermektedir. BIRINCI BÖLÜM: 84 sayfa metin + 48 resimi içeren liste, tüm illüstrasyonlar MEVCUT, LEKESIZ, TEMIZ. IKINCI BÖLÜM: 49 resim içeren liste, tüm illüstrasyonlar MEVCUT, LEKESIZ, TEMIZ + 100 sayfa genel endeks. Okuyucusunu aninda Türkiye\'nin büyülü binbir gecesine davet eden, sayfa sayfa incelenmis, EKSIKSIZ, olaganüstü ve saglam bir kitap.+++- 21,5 x 26,5 Cm. 1,8 Kg. Versand D: 5,50 EUR Rarität Rara Ansichten Osmanisches Reich Ansichten Veduten Istanbul Bibliophilie Türkiye Binbir Gece Osmanli Imparatorlugu Türk Tarihi

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        Memoirs of the Life and Labours of Robert Morrison. 2 Volumes Complete. Original First Edition.

      London: Longman, 1839 - First edition, first printing. Octavo, 22.4*14.3*9.3cm,1252p[x+552+viii+544+50+88]. Compiled by Morrison's widow, Eliza, who drew on the knowledge of Peter Perring Thoms, the Macao printer and great admirer of Morrison, for information concerning Morrison's early career. 2 frontispieces missing. A used copy trimmed and rebound in library buckram. With ownership signatures of S. Withers Green and Dennis L. Rogers, successive wardens of Morrison Hall in the 1950s. Text pages slightly tanned but clean and complete. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Über die Compensation der physischen Kräfte am menschlichen Stimmorgan. Mit Bemerkungen über die Stimme der Säugethiere, Vögel und Amphibien. Fortsetzung u. Suppl. der Untersuch. über Physiologie der Stimme.

      - Berlin: Bei A. Hirschwald, 1839, 8°, (2), 2, 52 pp., mit 4 gefalteten, doppelblattgr. Kupfertafeln, Halbpergamenteinband. Rare first edtion! - "In 1839, Müller published his last strictly physiological work: Über die Compensation der Kräfte am menschlichen Stimmorgan, which furnished important contributions to the nature of the human voice." - Rothschuh. - Erste Ausgabe.- Müllers letzte experimentell-physiologische Arbeit mit bedeutenden Beiträgen über die Natur der menschlichen Stimme. Der Grundbegriff für die Physiologie der Stimme wurde Johannes Müllers Nachweis, daß die Stimme allein durch Schwingungen der wahren Stimmbänder entsteht, wobei er auch erstmals Gesetze über die bei der Stimmbildung wirkende Kräfte aufstellte. Müller experimentierte an isolierten menschlichen Kehlköpfen, denen er durch ein ihnen belassenes Stück Luftröhre Luft zuführte, deren Druck er durch ein seitlich angeschlossenes, mit Wasser oder Quecksilber gefülltes U-Rohr kontrollierte. Durch blasen auf den Kehlköpfen wurden hohe u. tiefe Töne erzeugt. Diese Versuche hat Johannes Müller in seiner Wohnung unter Mitwirkung seiner sehr musikalisch veranlagten Frau durchgeführt, die neben ihn sitzend, auf dem Klavier diese Töne aufsuchte. - Waller 6732; Darmstaedter S.416; Hirsch-H. IV, 289; DSB IX, 567 ff.; Koller, pp.134-35; Panconelli-Calzia, 3000 Jahre Stimmforschung, p.43 + 64; "Die Stimme" in Ciba Zeitschr. no. 54, pp.1792-1793 - - Garrison-Morton No.1458; Engelmann 393; Waller No.6732 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ORNITHOLOGICAL BIOGRAPHY, OR AN ACCOUNT OF THE HABITS OF THE BIRDS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

      Edinburgh, 1839. Half title in each volume. Large, thick octavos. Modern buckram, printed paper labels. Bookplate on front pastedowns. Contemporary ownership inscription on titlepage. Some light foxing, primarily to first and last few leaves. Tear in half title of second volume, repaired with tape. Very good. This is Audubon's text, designed to accompany the elephant folio edition of THE BIRDS OF AMERICA, giving sketches of the birds described therein. Of great interest are Audubon's accounts of his travels and adventures in the American hinterland, scattered through the volumes as part of the bird descriptions and as separate anecdotes. Includes accounts of his experiences in the Florida Keys, along the Mississippi, and in Louisiana and Kentucky in the 1820s and '30s. Audubon published the text separately from the double elephant folio plates in order to avoid a stricture of the British Copyright Act of 1709 which would have required him to deposit a set of the plates with each of nine depository libraries in the United Kingdom. The publication date on the titlepage of the fifth volume is incorrectly printed as "1849." One of the classic texts of American natural history and travel.

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        Landschaft mit dem Zusammenfluss des Jellowstone Flusses mit dem Missouri, "Vereinigung des Jellow-Stone Flusses mit dem Missouri. - Réunion de La Rivière Pierre Jaune avec le Missouri. - Junction of the Yellow Stone River with the Missouri".

      - in Braun, Blau und Schwarz gedrucktes Aquatinta v. Salathé n. Carl Bodmer b. Ackermann & Co. In London, dat. 1839, 30 x 43,2 Blatt 29 aus der berühmten Folge der Ansichten der Nordamerikareise des Prinzen Maximilian zu Wied ( 1782 - 1867), an der Carl Bodmer ( 1809 - 1893) als Zeichner teilnahm. - Ausgabe mit dem englischen Text und der Verlagsangabe von "Ackermann & Co. 96 Strand, 1st. Jany 1839".

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        Sixteen years in Malta and Greece.: Including tours in the Peloponnesus, in the Aegean and Ionian isles.

      [1839], London: John Snow 1839 - Blackmer 1820 A very good copy in original cloth. Light wear to head and foot of spine.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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        Eugen KLIMSCH (1839 Frankfurt am Main 1896) Junge Frau mit weinendem Putto, sign

      - Eugen KLIMSCH (1839 Frankfurt am Main 1896) Junge Frau mit weinendem Putto, signiert -- Technik: -- Aquarell auf Karton, unten rechts signiert: "Eugen Klimsch". -- Maße: -- 9,7 x 6,4 cm -- Zustand: -- Insgesamt sehr gut, untere linke Ecke mit keliner Stauchung und minimalem Fabrabrieb. -- Beschreibung: -- Jeden Morgen zwischen 5. 30 und 6. 30 Uhr, bevor er in die Schule ging, erhielt der siebenjährige Eugen Klimsch schon Zeichen-unterricht von seinem Vater. Vom Kunstunterricht auf dem Gymnasium bei dem damals bekannten Kupferstecher Nicolas Hoff, über die Gewerbeschule in Frankfurt bis hin zum Abendunterricht am Städelschen Institut bei Jakob Becker: in jeder Etappe seiner künstlerischen Ausbildung zeichnete sich Klimsch durch einen enormen Fleiß aus. Klimschs künstlerisches Betätigungsfeld kannte keine Grenzen. Er illustrierte Bücher für Kinder und Erwachsene, schmückte die Wände von Privatvillen, Restaurants und Passagierschiffen. Er entwarf Fächer (einer davon gewann gleich eine Medaille auf der Internationalen Fächerausstellung in Chicago) und schrieb Bücher zur Dekorationskunst, die als populäre Vorlagen für graphische Anstalten galten. (Kindergruppen und Allerlei Zierrath, beide bei Klimsch & Co, Frankfurt am Main, 1868. )In einigen dieser Werke "tummelte ["] das lustirende Puttenvölkchen" (Ibidem, S. 55. ), dessen charmante Rundungen gepaart mit dem ausgewogenen Kolorit das Publikum entzückten. Unser undatiertes Miniaturbild gehört ebenfalls zu dieser Gruppe der Klimsch-Werke. Eine junge Dame wird im sommerlichen Park dargestellt. Sie versucht den weinenden Putto zu trösten, der auf ihrem Schoss kniet. Die Verwendung des Rokoko-Kostüms verweist auf Gemälde der großen französischen Meister jener Zeit, allen voran auf François Boucher und Jean-Honoré Fragonard. So beweist das kleinformatige Werk nicht nur Klimschs technische Perfektion der Pinsel-führung, sondern auch seine Kenntnisse der Kunstgeschichte, aus deren Fundus er in seinen Werken reichlich schöpfte. Gleichzeitig bietet die Übertragung des Puttos in eine alltägliche und menschliche Szene eine Auflösung der Realitätsspuren und evoziert so eine ideale Einheit von Phantasie und Leben. -- [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Op. 19]. Blumenstück. Für das Piano-Forte componirt und Frau Majorin F. Serre auf Maxen. zugeeignet. 19tes Werk. Preis _45 x C.M.

      Pietro Mechetti qm Carlo. Simon Richault [PN P. M. 3131] [August 1839], Wien. Paris - First Edition. Hofmann p. 51. McCorkle p. 82. Hoboken 15, 34. The autograph of this work has been lost. Folio. Disbound. 1f. (title), 3-11, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Contemporary owner's signature to lower right corner of title: "Louise Braune." Slightly worn and creased; some minor soiling and staining; plate number "Pietro Mechetti. No 3131" to p. 3. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Il ragioniere perfetto ossia nuovo corso d'instruzioni per la di lui professione. Volume I. [- IV].

      Rome: Alessandro Monaldi, [Vols II-III Tipografia delle scienze],, 1839-41-42-37-44.. [With: VILLA, Francesco. La contabilità applicata all amministrazioni private e pubbliche: ossia elementi di scienze economico-amministrative applicati alla tenuta dei registri, ed alla compilazione e rivisione dei rendiconti. Parte prima [- seconda]. Five volumes bound in four, quarto (277 x 198 mm). Contemporary half vellum and marbled boards, spines with gilt roll rules and decoration, red morocco labels, sprinkled edges. Folding tables in the text. Small puncture to spine of volume 3, very occasional light spotting; an excellent set. First edition of this series, issued under the general title of Il ragioniere perfetto, which combines a course of instruction by Villa, first published in 1840-41, with a preliminary discourse by Taddei, reprints of two classical texts, Flori and Jones (in volumes 1 and 5), and a "Manuale del capitalista" in volume 4.

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        NARRATIVE OF THE SURVEYING VOYAGES OF HIS MAJESTY'S SHIPS ADVENTURE AND BEAGLE, BETWEEN THE YEARS 1826 AND 1836, DESCRIBING THEIR EXAMINATION OF THE SOUTHERN SHORES OF SOUTH AMERICA, AND THE BEAGLE'S CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF THE GLOBE

      London, 1839. Original green publisher's cloth, stamped in blind and gilt. Cloth on the first two volumes lightly sunned; spine lightly faded on the fourth volume. Corners lightly rubbed. Light scattered foxing and soiling, some slight offsetting. Several leaves loosening in the second volume. Overall, a very good to near fine set, in the original binding. First issue of the first, second, and fourth volumes, with the second issue of the third volume. The account of the Beagle's two voyages, edited by Robert Fitzroy, who served as commander of both voyages. The third volume of this work represents the first edition (second issue) of Darwin's account of the voyage, which provided the basis for his ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES, found here in its second issue entitled, JOURNAL OF RESEARCHES INTO THE GEOLOGY AND NATURAL HISTORY OF THE VARIOUS COUNTRIES VISITED BY H.M.S. BEAGLE. "The third volume contains Darwin's account of the voyage, now famous as the genesis of his theory of evolutionary biology. The demand for Darwin's JOURNAL immediately exceeded that for the companion volumes of the NARRATIVE. Colburn therefore brought out a separate edition of it in the same year" - Hill. Freeman notes that Darwin's "first published book is undoubtedly the most often read and stands second only to ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES as the most often printed. It is an important travel book in its own right and its relation to the background of his evolutionary ideas has often been stressed." The first volume contains Captain King's account of the first coastal surveys of Patagonia and Terra del Fuego, produced on the first expedition between 1826 and 1830. The other volumes comprise the account of the second voyage of the Beagle. Between 1831 and 1836 the ship visited Brazil, Argentina, Terra del Fuego, Chile, Peru, the Galapagos Islands, Tahiti, New Zealand, and Australia. The appendix to the second volume, bound here as the fourth volume of this set, includes a meteorological journal, official instructions, correspondence, and notes. Four of the six plates in the appendix volume consist of sixteen separate illustrations of various cloud formations. An attractive set of a landmark of scientific exploration, one of the most important Pacific voyages, and Darwin's first substantial book publication.

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        Salsette and Elephanta: A Prize Poem Recited in the Theatre, Oxford June 12 1839

      J Vincent , 1839 . Paperback. . Stitched booklet in blue paper covers. 'Salsette and Elephanta' was Ruskin's first published work and copies in original state are extremely rare. In the Book Collector (Summer 1985) Dr James Dearden provides a history of the poem's production and its subsequent recital by Ruskin and publication by the Oxford printer J Vincent, who arranged for copies to be available on the day of the recital. Dearden lists 25 known copies, all but a handful in institutional collections and notes that original wrappers are only present in 13 of these. This copy, therefore, is one of an extremely small number surviving in original state and, for its age and vulnerability, is in remarkable condition. Bibliography: Wise and Smart No. 1. An offprint from the Book Collector providing Dr. Dearden's article will be included. Good+ paperback. Light edgewear with very tiny loss to base of spine and half inch closed tear. Covers rubbed, pages age-tanned with stain to top edge affecting final 5 leaves. Stitching intact and tight. There are no pencil or ink inscriptions in the pamphlet.

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        Borussia.

      Dresden Pietzsch 1839 - "Borussia. Museum für Preußische Vaterlandskunde. Zweiter Band in 24 Lieferungen, mit 72 lithographierten Beilagen". Dresden: Eduard Pietzsch und Comp., 1839. 4to., (2), 192 S., 72 litho. Tafeln (57 Stadtansichten und 15 Porträte), (1) S. (Inhaltverzeichniß). HLdr. a. d. Z. mit goldgepr. Rck. und Rschild. Komplett. Dargestellte Städte/Burgen/Schlösser/Kirchen/Klöster: Breslau (3x), Dürenberg, Elberfeld, Barmen, Heilsberg, Marienwerder, Filchbach, Berlin (4x), Nordhausen, Potsdam (2x), Andernach (2x), Erfurt (2x), Gleichen, Grandenz, Liegnitz (2x), Hamm, Wernirgerode, Memleben, Bonn (2x), Tangermünde(2x), Königsberg (3x), Brieg, Greiffenstein, Marienburg (3x), Stendal (2x), Kölln (3x), Halle, Muskau, Tilsit, Heilige Linde, Frauneburg, Beilstein, Oberwesel, Anklam, Stralsund, Aachen, Düsseldorf und Paderborn. - Einb. berieben, Ecken und Kante best., Rücken oben mit Außriss (siehe Foto), die Bilder nur wenig fleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE COLLECTED WORKS. Edited by His Brother, John Davy.

      Smith, Elder and Co 1839-1840, London - Sir Humphry Davy (1778-1829) was an agricultural chemist, best remembered for his invention of the minerís safety lamp. One of the volumes reprints his treatise on fly-fishing. 8vo. 9 vols. Complete with the half-title and 44 engraved plates (some folding and 1 a double-page). Finely bound by F. Bedford in cont. full calf, gilt ruled covers and elaborately gilt decorated spines with black calf labels and red calf inlays of volume numbers. Vol. I has been rebacked with the orig. spine strip laid down. Small (1/2î) chip at head of spine of Vol. IX. Some old (circa 1900) circular library rubber stamps throughout. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lithographische Ansicht von Sintra: Vista de Cintra tirada da estrada das Murtas.

      Lisboa Imprensa Nacional 1839 - Original-Lithographie aus der Zeitschrift "O Mosaico", Jahrgang 1839. Blatt im Rand etwas stockfleckig. Blattgröße: 25,5 x 17,5 cm, Bildgröße: 21,7 x 13,5 cm. Seltene und frühe lithographische Ansicht von Sintra bei Lissabon, gezeichnet von Legrand und gedruckt in der Lithographischen Anstalt Manuel Luiz "R. Nova dos Martyres N° 12". Die noch heute identisch sichtbare Ansicht von Sintra ist von der Estrada das Murtas immer noch einsehbar. Auch heute noch kann man von der Estrada das Murtas aus, hinter den hoch aufragenden Küchenkaminen des Palacio Nacional, den in der Ferne liegenden Atlantik erkennen.

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        Allgemeines deutsches Conversations-Lexikon für die Gebildeten jeden Standes mit den gleichbedeutenden Benennungen der Artikel in der lateinischen, französischen, englischen und italienischen Sprache, nebst der deutschen Aussprache der Fremdwörter, in 10 Bänden. Zweiter Abdruck der ersten Original-Auflage. Zehn Bände. Dazu: Encyklopädische Darstellung des letzten Jahrzehnts in seinen welt- und culturgeschichtlichen Hauptmomenten. Ein selbstständiges Werk und zugleich Ergänzung zu jedem Conversation

      Reichenbach, Leipzig 1839 - 1839-1844. Zusammen ca. 12000 Seiten. Einheitliches Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückenschildern. (bestossen, stärker beschabt, Rücken und Gelenke teils eingerissen, teils etwas wasserrandig und eselsohrig, gebräunt und etwas braunfleckig, insgesamt passabel erhalten). ns-Lexicon. Zugleich Supplement zum Allgemeinen deutschen Conversations-Lexikon für die Gebildeten eines jeden Standes. Zwei Bände. Zusammen 12 Bände (so komplett !). - Selten ! Eine Art Nachahmung des Lexikons von Pierer, hier allerdings nicht nur_für das höhere Bürgertum komzipiert, sondern ganz im Sinne des Vormärz für alle Stände. Die Supplementbände sind als Quellen zur Geschichte des Vormärz heute noch bedeutsam. Seemann, Bibliotheca Lexicorum 8. 14000 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Verhandelingen over de Natuurlijke Geschiedenis der Nederlandsche overzeesche bezittingen, door de Leden der Natuurkundige commissie in Indie en andere schrijvers. Uitgegeven op last van den Koning door J.C. Temminck: ZOOLOGIE.

      - Leiden 1839-1844. Folio (415 x 270mm). pp. (6), 228, 72, 72, 26, 250, with 3 double-page tables and 100 lithographed plates of which 81 beautifully handcoloured. Recent half cloth, gilt lettered spines, the atlas is preserved in a box bound to match. The finest zoological work on Indonesia, the former Dutch East Indies. The complete 'Verhandelingen.' comprises of 3 volumes, one concerning Ethnography, another Zoology and the last one Botany. Volumes could be purchased separately. Of the 100 plates 49 show mammals, including orang-outans and monkeys, 12 birds, 10 reptiles and amphibians, 6 fishes and 23 insects. The present volume was written by S. Mueller and H. Schlegel and edited by. C.J. Temminck. Temminck (1778-1858) was the founder and first director of the Leyden Natural History Museum and the author of a number of important ornithological works. Text with marginal dampstain at the first 60 pages, plates with small paper restorations at the inner margin not affecting the illustrations.BM.(N.H.)II, 862; Landwehr 197, 454; Nissen ZBI, 4802. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Trial of Washington L. Townsend on an Indictment for Mayhem, Lying...

      1839. Maimed with Oil of Vitriol [Trial]. Townsend, Washington L., Defendant. "Trial of Washington L. Townsend on an Indictment for Mayhem, Lying in Wait For and Maiming Joh[n] Reese, By Throwing Oil of Vitriol in His Face," The Extra Sun (New York, 1839). 20" x 15" newspaper broadsheet, six-column text on recto and verso. Light browning and a few tiny stains, horizontal fold line across center, some edgwear and minor chips and tears to margins. * This extra issued by the New York Sun offers a complete account of a grisly assault with sulfuric acid (oil of vitriol). Townsend, a carpenter, and Reese, a bookbinder, were acquaintances who knew each other for about five years. Shortly before his maiming, Reese heard a rumor that Townsend was a bigamist. He shared this information with Townsend's wife. It seems he was conducting an affair with her and was hoping this news would persuade her to leave her husband. Townsend was indicted for mayhem and assault and battery with intent to kill. Townsend, though apparently guilty, was acquitted. According to The Law Reporter, this was a case that "caused much excitement in New York." However, our broadside appears to be its only popular account. Also, it appears to be unrecorded. The Law Reporter 1 (1838-1839) 344.

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        Wissenschaftliche Resultate der von N.M. Przewalski nach Central-Asien unternommenen Reisen auf Kosten einer von seiner Kaiserlichen Hoheit dem Grossfürsten Thronfolger Nikolai Alexandrowitsch gespendeten Summe herausgegeben von der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Zoologischer Theil. Band III, Abth. 2. Fische. Bearbeitet von S. Herzenstein. Lieferung 1[-3].St. Petersburg, for the Royal Academie of Science, 1888-1891. 3 parts in 1 volume. Folio. With 3 title-pages, recto printed in cyrillic, verso in German, and 25 lithographed plates by R. and I. (or J.) Koch, and several illustrations in text. Later cloth.

      First and only edition of Nikolai Michailovich Przewalski's (1839-1888) work on the comparatively small fish fauna of Western China, ca. 190 species. The work was published and edited by Salomon Markovich Herzenstein (ca. 1854-1894). This copy is from the collection of the well-known ichthyologist George Sprague Myers (1905-1985).Library stamps and several manuscript notes. Very good copy, the titles reinforced on the reverse with paper, sometimes repaired with tape, a few inner margins reinforced.

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        MINISTERIO DE GUERRA Y MARINA. SECCION CENTRAL. MESA 1.A EL EXMO SR. PRESIDENTE INTERINO DE LA REPÚBLICA SE HA SERVIDO DIRIGIRME EL DECRETO QUE SIGUE...[caption title]

      [Mexico, 1839. Faint fold lines. Quite clean. Very good. "Establishes the Department of New Mexico as separate 'Commendancia General,' it being particularly liable to Indian incursion and depredation" - Eberstadt. An important decree for the protection of the lucrative Santa Fe and Taos trade, issued while Santa Anna was serving as acting president of Mexico. Quite rare. Not on OCLC.

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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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        AN INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF THE WEALTH OF NATIONS

      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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        PEHRISKA-RUHPA. MOENNITARRI WARRIOR IN THE COSTUME OF THE DOG DANSE [sic]. [Tab. 23]

      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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