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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hilbert Kadgien]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat ABATON GmbH]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Hammelburger Antiquariat]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        Kopf eines Mädchens, im Profil nach rechts, mit einem Kopftuch.

      . Kupferstich, auf festem Velin. Abdruck von der unten verkürzten Platte. 13,4:9,4 cm. - Etwas stockfleckig. Provenienz: Sammlung Heinrich Stiebel, Frankfurt a.M., Nr. 2368, Lugt 1367.. Eissenhardt war von 1839-1846 Schüler des Städelschen Kunstinstituts unter E.E. Schaeffer (1802-1877) und gehörte zu dem Kreis um Ph. Veit (1793-1877) und E.J. Steinle (1810-1886). Er ging 1857 nach Darmstadt, um Papiergeld zu entwerfen. Zum gleichen Zwecke arbeitete er 1863-1869 und nochmals 1889-1891 an der kaiserl. Staatspapierdruckerei in St. Petersburg. Seit 1873 hatte Eissenhardt ein Atelier im Städel und war bis 1889 dort auch als Lehrer tätig. Er war ausschließlich Reproduktionsstecher, begann mit dem reinen Linienstich, später verwandte er mit Vorliebe eine Mischung von Radierung und Linienstich.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        Collection des documents inédits sur l'histoire de France publiés par ordre EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Imp. royal, 1839. Fine. Imp. royal, Paris 1839, 20,5x27cm, relié. - First Edition. Binding half sheepskin caramel, flat spine decorated with gilt fillets and cold with traces of friction. Book written in collaboration with Albert Lenoir and Charles Lenormant. Rare book on monuments Gallic, Roman, Greek, Christian and illustrated with figures engraved in-text. --- 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] Edition originale. Reliure en demi basane caramel, dos lisse orné de filets dorés et à froid comportant des traces de frottements. Ouvrage écrit en collaboration avec Albert Lenoir et Charles Lenormant. Rare ouvrage traitant des monuments gaulois, romains, grecs, chrétiens et illustrés de figures gravées in-texte.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Plate LI] 1. Great Titmouse 2. Blue [Titmouse] 3. Cole [Titmouse] 4. Marsh [Titmouse] 5. Long-tailed [Titmouse] 6. Bearded [Titmouse]

      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 51 from Selby's major work. 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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL D including A Journal of His Tour to the Hebrides; with numerous additions and notes by The Right Hon John Wilson Croker, M P to which are added, two supplementart volumes of Johnsoniana

      London: John Murray, 1839. New Edition. Fifty Engraved Illustrations. 10 vols. Small 8vo. Bound in full brown polished calf, gilt spine, t.e.g., by Riviere & Son. New Edition. Fifty Engraved Illustrations. 10 vols. Small 8vo.

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        le Règne de CHARLES VI, de 1380 à 1422

      imprimerie de crapelet, paris 1839 - le Règne de CHARLES VI, de 1380 à 1422 ou Chronique du Religieux de Saint-Denys publiés en latin pour la première fois et traduite par M BELLAGUET - précédés d'une introduction par M. DE BARANTE dans la collection de documents inédits sur l'Histoire de France, publiés par Ordre du Roi - première série, Histoire politique ouvrage (complet) en 6 volumes reliés (29 cm x 24. cm) reliure demi-chagrin noir, dos lisse, orné des titre et tomaison dorés, couverture cartonnée marbrée brun-orange, de l'Imprimerie de Crapelet, Paris, 1839 premier volume : 1839 - 750 pages second volume : 1840 - 791 pages troisième volume : 1841 - 775 pages quatrième volume : 1842 - 781 pages cinquième volume : 1844 - 768 pages sixième volume : 1852 - 806 pages état d'usage (non coupé, rousseurs éparses) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Nohant, 4. IV. 1839.. In French, 2 pp. 8vo.. To an unnamed aristocrat or a church dignitary, bringing to his attention an elaborate hunting rifle: "Monseigneur, Je crois devoir recommander a votre attention toute speciale un objet d'art et de luxe, du au travail intelligent d'un de mes compatriotes du Berry. Il s'agit d'un fusil de chasse d'une beaute et d'une perfection tout exceptionnelle. Sorti presque tout entier de la meme main patiente et minutieuse c'est, on peut le dire a coup sur, un instrument de precision. - Si vous voulez bien le regarder vous-meme, je ne doute pas de l'interet avec lequel vous apprecierez cet excellent travail." After naming the artful details of the rifle, Sand concludes by summarizing the quality of the piece: "Beaucoup d'autres qualites enfin qu'une specialite compilente saura remarquer et qui me font desirer vivement que vous ne refusiez pas quelques instants d'attention a une sorte de chef d'oeuvre dont l'artisan hors ligne merite tout votre interet et votre equitable protection. [ ]".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        GUIA DEL HOMEOPATA, GUIDE DE L'HOMOEOPATHE DRS, A. J. F. RUOFF, G. L. STRAUSS 1839

      Billière, Libreire de l'Académie Royale de Médicine. 1839 - Paris. 1839. 15X10. Holandesa con puntas. VIII+460p. Muy raro ejemplar de Homeopatia y extremadamente antiguo. Raro. Ref 4.4 Biblioteca Rex. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        New South Wales and Port Phillip General Post Directory, for 1839

      Sydney: published by James Maclehose, Hunter Street, printed by James Spilsbury, Lower George Street, 1839. Small octavo, some browning, early paper repair where owner's name cut from initial blank; a very good copy in mid-twentieth-century black roan. A very rare survivor: 'the first Port Phillip Directory. The Port Phillip names are included in the alphabetical directory with those in New South Wales proper' (Ferguson).This directory is a fascinating snapshot of life in New South Wales and Port Phillip in 1839. It was printed by permission of then Postmaster-General James Raymond, but was evidently in no small part the work of James Maclehose, who published the work, although it was printed by James Spilsbury (the same combination that produced The Picture of Sydney). Maclehose was a Scottish immigrant who was in Sydney by June 1833 (at the latest), because at that time a partnership between him and James Hardie was dissolved. He married Mary Ann Strong in February 1834 and over the following years was active in business, evidently as a sort of importer working from his Hunter Street address - sometimes called the "Australian Bazaar" - who would turn his hand to anything: he sold "China Seeds" ('well worthy the attention of the curious, and Botanists...'), water-cooling "Cariffs", snuff boxes, eau de cologne, parasols, 'and every article in the fancy line.' The whole of his stock was sold at a no-reserve auction on 8 March 1842, by Isaac Simmons, and within a year he was insolvent (see the Herald for 14 March 1843). He seems to have left the colony for Hong Kong soon after.Ian Jack published a facsimile of this edition in 2000, in which he asserted that only five copies were known to survive.

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        L'ANJOU ET SES MONUMENTS

      1839 - 2 volumes, demi-reliure romantique (romantic half binding) petit in-quarto, dos long bleu-marine (spine without raised band) décoré or - rocailles (gilt decoration) - titre frappé or (gilt title) et tomaison (volume numbering), papier imitation chagrin aux plats (paper imitation shagreen on the cover), tranches lisses (edges smoothes), marque-page en tissu (bookmark in tissue), illustrations de Peter Hawke dessinateur et graveur, VI+145 et 503+ 4 pages de table raisonnée des gravures, 1839 à Angers Imprimerie et Librairie de Cosnier et Lachèse, édition originale (original edition) - trés belle reliure en bon état général (beautiful binding in good condition) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Map of the County of Westchester

      Ithaca, New York:: Stone & Clark, Ithaca NY Republishers,. 1839 (1840).. Very good overall. This attractive map of Westchester is from Burr's rare "Atlas of State of New York", the second county atlas printed in America and "a landmark document that constitutes one of the most precise cartographic records of the State... The whole state, the major cities, each and every county is depicted in a uniform style and scale, with accompanying standardized statistical information and narrative. The state is given shape and form and substance in the atlas. All the counties are now joined together, a civil union is complete, all the land is subdivided, the marks of progress are recorded and celebrated. " (John Rennie Short, Representing the Republic: Mapping the United States 1600-1900, pp. 85-88). " Towns & districts include Eastchester, New Rochelle, Mamaroneck, Rye, Scarsdale, White Plains, Hastings, Tarrytown, Irving's Landing, Sing Sing, Bedford, Pound Ridge, North & South Salem, Somers, Yorktown, Shrub Oak, Peekskill, Crugers, General Van Cortland, Verplanck's Point, Annsville. Entered according to Act of Congress Jan 5, 1829 by David H. Burr or the State of New York (lower left); Engraved by Rawdon, Clark & Co. Albany & Rawdon, Wright & Co New York. (lower right). Copper engraved map with original wash color, printed slightly crooked on the sheet, lower left corner with an expertly repaired tear in the margin, touching the impression mark. Printed image 13.25 w x 18" tall; impression mark 14 x 19.25"; paper size 17.25 x 21.5".

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      [Wien], o. D. - 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). An Dr. Gustav von Franck, Herausgeber des "Taschenbuchs dramatischer Originalien" (Leipzig, Brockhaus, 1839), wo Immermanns "Die Opfer des Schweigens" erschien: "Ew. Wohlgeboren bestätige ich den richtigen Empfang Ihrer gefälligen Zeilen vom 27ten v. M. wodurch zwischen uns Contract über 'Die Opfer des Schweigens' abgeschlossen worden ist [ ] Von Weimar aus, wohin ich heute abreise, übersende ich Ihnen in den ersten Tagen Octobers die Handschrift, welche danach spätestens gegen Ende des genannten Monats bei Ihnen eintrifft [ ]".

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        The Collected Works of Davy. Edited by his brother, John Davy.

      London: Smith, Elder and Co. 1839. - First Collected Edition of the works of this important chemist / scientist. 9 volumes, 8vo. Finely bound in recent half speckled calf with gilt decorated raised bands, red title label and gilt titles to spines, marbled boards. With illustrations throughout. Some light foxing and minimal marking. A superb set. The final volume includes the lesser known fantasy writing 'Consolations In Travel; or, The Last Days of A Philosopher' (written in 1830), mentioned in Bleiler. Humphry Davy (1778-1829) became well known due to his experiments with the physiological action of some gases, including laughing gas (nitrous oxide) - to which he was addicted, once stating that its properties bestowed all of the benefits of alcohol but was devoid of its flaws. Davy later damaged his eyesight in a laboratory accident with nitrogen trichloride. In 1801 he was nominated professor at the Royal Institution of Great Britain and Fellow of the Royal Society, over which he would later preside. He later invented the Davy lamp which was a great and well known success (Wikipedia). Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [281] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        New South Wales and Port Phillip General Post Directory, for 1839

      published by James Maclehose, Hunter Street, printed by James Spilsbury, Lower George Street, Sydney 1839 - Small octavo, some browning, early paper repair where owner's name cut from initial blank; a very good copy in mid-twentieth-century black roan. A very rare survivor: 'the first Port Phillip Directory. The Port Phillip names are included in the alphabetical directory with those in New South Wales proper' (Ferguson).This directory is a fascinating snapshot of life in New South Wales and Port Phillip in 1839. It was printed by permission of then Postmaster-General James Raymond, but was evidently in no small part the work of James Maclehose, who published the work, although it was printed by James Spilsbury (the same combination that produced The Picture of Sydney). Maclehose was a Scottish immigrant who was in Sydney by June 1833 (at the latest), because at that time a partnership between him and James Hardie was dissolved. He married Mary Ann Strong in February 1834 and over the following years was active in business, evidently as a sort of importer working from his Hunter Street address - sometimes called the "Australian Bazaar" - who would turn his hand to anything: he sold "China Seeds" ('well worthy the attention of the curious, and Botanists?'), water-cooling "Cariffs", snuff boxes, eau de cologne, parasols, 'and every article in the fancy line.' The whole of his stock was sold at a no-reserve auction on 8 March 1842, by Isaac Simmons, and within a year he was insolvent (see the Herald for 14 March 1843). He seems to have left the colony for Hong Kong soon after.Ian Jack published a facsimile of this edition in 2000, in which he asserted that only five copies were known to survive.

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        The Eccaleobion; a treatise on artificial incubation. In two parts

      London: printed and published for the author. 1839. Two parts in one vol., 8vo., vii + (1) + 56pp., with an errata slip tipped in after final leaf of text, bound recently in grey boards with printed title on upper cover. A very good copy. First edition: very scarce. A quirky and rather endearing scheme for factory-style aviculture. 'This most extraordinary and wonderful exhibition of the production of animal life by machinery, with all its accompanying interesting phoenomena, is open to the public, from ten to six o'clock. Admittance one shilling. The average number of birds capable of being brought into existence daily by this machine, exceeds 100, or about 40,000 per annum. As the fresh, impregnated egg of any bird, from a wren to an eagle, can be elicited into life at the same temperature, persons bringing the eggs of canaries, goldfinches, poultry, or any bird, may place them in the Machine for hatching, marking the same with their initials, upon payment of one shilling each egg, and will receive a Free Admission Ticket for as many days as their respective number of eggs ... Any person desirous of seeing a bird in its nascent, or partly-formed state, at any period of incubation, will have an egg broken for them, upon payment of one shilling per egg.' The author invites 'men of science' to subscribe one guinea for 21 days continuous admission, and favourable rates also for parents and children and schools. The 'Eccaleobion, or Life-giving Machine, forms, to outward appearance, an oblong, square wooden box, about nine feet in length, three feet in breadth, and three feet and a half in height, covered, excepting the doors, with cloth. It stands upon a table, and is entirely disconnected from the walls against which it is placed. Its efficient action and regulative power are inclosed within. ... The Eccaleobion is capable of containing upwards of two thousand eggs ...'. The author clearly thought this to be a major scientific advance. It was, he declared, 'an achievement hitherto unparalleled in the annals of science'.

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        Journal of the Proceedings of the General Council of the Republic of Texas. Held at San Felipe de Austin, November 14th, 1835

      National Intelligencer Office, Houston 1839 - (8 x 4 3/4 inches). 363pp. Expertly bound to style in half black morocco over period marbled paper covered boards, spine with raised bands in six compartments, ruled on either side of each band, lettered in the second An important document of the provisional government during the Texas Revolution. The conferences cover the period from mid-November 1835 to March 11, 1836, on the eve of San Jacinto, with a wealth of data on the events of the Revolution. Five hundred copies were printed originally. "This in fact is a report of the operations of the Provisional Government; the work of Gov. Smith, Gen. Houston, and the Council, and of their dissensions" (Raines). Howes T130, "b;" Streeter Texas 337; Gilcrease-Hargrett, p.362; Raines, p.229; Sabin 94958; Eberstadt 110:260. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Leipzig, 23. III. 1839. - 1 S. mit eh. Adresse verso (Faltbrief). Gr.-4to. An seinen Kollegen, den Mediziner Johann Ludwig Choulant (1791-1861) in Dresden: "Innigst verehrter Herr Hofrath, Ich bin so frei, Sie schon wieder in Ihren Geschäften durch diese Zeilen zu unterbrechen. Da ich leider! immer noch genötigt bin, nach Materien zu Programmen mich umzusehen, so bin ich auf die Hippiatriken gefallen, welche einer Ausgabe so sehr bedürfen. Diese bin ich zwar nicht zu liefern im Stande, aber durch einige Programmen bin ich so kühn zu hoffen, daß sie die Aufmerksamkeit jüngerer sprachkundiger Aerzte auf diese Autoren würden lenken können. Ich wünschte daher die Pariser Ausgabe von 1530 auf einige Zeit geliehen zu erhalten. Sie besitzen dieselbe vielleicht selbst, oder wenigstens die königl. Bibliothek - Ferner wünschte ich von Ihnen Auskunft darüber zu erhalten, welche Pflantze unter dem von Hippocr. veter. gebrauchten Namen 'rhodopityites' zu verstehen sei. Durch Befriedigung dieser doppelten Bitte würden Sie mir einen großen Gefallen erzeugen. - Die Anzeige Ihrer neuesten Schrift ist schon in der Druckerei, und wird etwas umfangreicher sein, als die vom ersten Theile. - Aus dem Cult. Minist. ist immer noch keine Antwort eingetroffen [.]". Von sehr schöner Erhaltung. - Der Altphilologe und Mediziner Kühn wurde 1801 Professor in Leipzig, 1812 der erste Inhaber des neugeschaffenen Lehrstuhls für Chirurgie; 1820-40 war er Ordinarius für Physiologie und Pathologie. Mehrfach Rektor, wurde er 1833 Ehrenbürger der Stadt Leipzig. Seine wissenschaftlichen Hauptverdienste liegen im Bereich der antiken Medizingeschichte: Besonders hervorzuheben ist seine Arbeit als Herausgeber und Übersetzer der Werke Galens.

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        Liegender Tiger, zwei Studien auf einem Blatt.

      . Bleistift, auf chamoisfarbenem Velin, rechts unten signiert, datiert und bezeichnet "H. P. Klimsch. 93. München". 28,5:23,5 cm. Die beiden rechten Ecken ergänzt.. Klimsch entstammte einer weitverzweigten Frankfurter Künstlerfamilie. Sein Vater war der Maler und Lithograph Eugen Johann Georg Klimsch (1839-1896), der Bildhauer Fritz Klimsch (1870-1860) und der Maler Karl Klimsch (1867-1936) waren seine Brüder. Sein Studium absolvierte er 1886-1891 an der Karlsruher Kunstakademie bei E. Schurth (1848-1910) und H. Baisch (1846-1894). 1892 ging er nach München, wo er 1895-1897 Privatschüler von R. Reinicke (1860-1926) war. 1900 kehrte er nach Frankfurt zurück, unterbrochen durch Aufenthalte in Oberursel, und war als Landschafts- und Tiermaler, auch als Illustrator tätig. Neben Ausflügen in den Taunus unternahm er Studienfahrten in der Eifel, dem Dachauer Moos und Schwarzwald.

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        Smith's Atlas-Designed to Accompany Smith's Geography for Schools

      Hartford, Conn.: John Paine. Good with no dust jacket. 1839. Original Wraps. Early school geography atlas published in 1839. Includes map and chart of the world, maps of central Europe, North America, United States, Mexico, Eastern, Middle, Southern and Western States. South America, Europe, British Isles, Asia, Palastine, Africa, Liberia and Oceania. Several of these maps are small insets. Maps are hand-colored and very detailed. Maps on recto and verso show off-setting. Light foxing and browning to pages. Wraps are foxed and soiled and chipped on edges and spine. String-tied binding holding well. Complete. A very pleasing and early school atlas. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

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        GRÜNWALD. "Grünwald an der Isar". Blick von einem Weg mit zwei Landleuten über die Isar mit Floß zum Schloß.

      - Kol. Lithographie von J.B. Dilger, 1839, 14,5 x 20 cm. Aus dem 3. Jahrgang von Johann Baptist Dilgers "Vaterländisches Magazin" von 1839. Die sehr seltene Zeitschrift erschien in nur fünf Jahrgängen. Die ersten beiden Jahre 1837 und 1838 erschienen bei Palm & Enke in Erlangen, die Jahrgänge 1839 bis 1841 bei George Jacquet in München. - Sehr schönes, frisches Kolorit.

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        "Grünwald an der Isar". Blick von einem Weg mit zwei Landleuten über die Isar mit Floß zum Schloß.

      . Kol. Lithographie von J.B. Dilger, 1839, 14,5 x 20 cm.. Aus dem 3. Jahrgang von Johann Baptist Dilgers "Vaterländisches Magazin" von 1839. Die sehr seltene Zeitschrift erschien in nur fünf Jahrgängen. Die ersten beiden Jahre 1837 und 1838 erschienen bei Palm & Enke in Erlangen, die Jahrgänge 1839 bis 1841 bei George Jacquet in München. - Sehr schönes, frisches Kolorit.

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        Il fiore di Venezia ossia i quadri, i monumenti, le vedute ed i costumi veneziani., In incisioni eseguite da abili artisti ed illustrati da Ermolao Paoletti. Band 1+2 (von 4) und 186 Stahlstichen und Illustrationen sowie 3 gefalt. Karten bzw. Plänen und 3 grossen gefalt. Venedig-Ansichten in einem "Extra-Band". / Volume 1 +2 (da 4) e 186 incisioni in acciaio e illustrazioni. 3 mappe piegate e piani, e 3 viste grandi piegati di Venezia in un altro gruppo.

      Venezia, Tommaso Fontana 1837, 1839 - 223,1 / 286 Seiten und insges. 192 Tafeln. Einband normal berieben, vorderer Falz gebrochen, locker. Karten und Ansichten sauber und gut. / Legatoria normalmente indossato. anteriore piegare rotto sciolto. Mappe e Vedute pulito e buono. Sprache: Italienisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1200 Zeitgen. Halbledereinbände. 8vo + gr.8vo.

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        Oliver Twist or The Parish Boy's Progress

      A. And W. Galignani And Co, 1839. Hardcover. Good/No Dustjacket. 1839. 367 pages. No dust jacket. Brown worn boards with presumed leather corners and spine. Presumed first edition in single volume. Name in pencil and small sticker to the pastedown endpaper. The front and rear hinges are both cracked, slack binding. Good bright pages with heavy foxing throughout, text still readable. Cracking to the gutter. Some small markings to a few of the pages throughout. Heavy edge wear with corner bumping and scuffing. Boards are heavily rubbed, stratched and marked. Boards slightly warped. Spine sunned. Spine very worn, extremes scuffed and ripped. Text completely faded in places on the spine. Book although worn, is good for age.

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        THE SACRED WREATH.

      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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        Ueber die Heilung der innern Krankheiten von dem Standpunkte der neuesten Erfahrung am Krankenbette. Vorlesungen, gehalten an der medizinischen Schule (Park-Street) zu Dublin von William Stokes M.D Zweite, genau durchgesehene, verbesserte Auflage und vermehrt durch 1) mehrere interessante Abhandlungen von W. Stokes und 2) einige, praktisch sehr wichtige Vorlesungen von Dr. L. Graves in Dublin. Deutsch bearbeitet von Dr.Friedrich J. Behrend.

      Leipzig: Christian Ernst Kollmann. Die Kapitale etwas berieben und bestossen. Generell in sehr guter Erhaltung. Gering stockfleckig.. Leipzig, Christian Ernst Kollmann, 1839. 8°. VIII, 370 Seiten. Hardcover / Originaler Ganzleinenband mit vergoldetem Rückentitel und vergoldeter Rückenverzierung. Die Kapitale etwas berieben und bestossen. Generell in sehr guter Erhaltung. Gering stockfleckig. Unnoticed by Stokes's biographers and not included in any major collection, this rare volume deals with just two organ systems: the organs of digestion (pp. 9-147) and the nervous system (pp. 148-302). The section on the nervous system includes a significant discussion of electrophysiology and the application of Galvanic current. Never published in any other form, these lectures (transcribed and translated by Friedrich Behrend) provide important perspective on Stokes's important contributions to neurology. Behrend, a graduate of the University of Konigsberg, is best known as an editor and for his iconography of the dermatologic manifestations of syphilis. He translated Stokes's classic monograph on diseases of the chest into German (1844). [Hirsch 1: 432]

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        Operations on the club-feet (pp.153-159, 4 Figs.).

      - Boston Med. Surg. J., 21/10. - Boston, Wednesday, October 16, 1839, 8°, 153-168, 1 lith. Taf., feiner Halbeinenband. First Edition! - John Ball Brown (1784-1862) was the first surgeon in the United States to specialize in orthopaedics, founding the Orthopaedic Infirmary of the City of Boston (soon renamed the Boston Orthopaedic Institution) in 1838. Brown was the first in New England to popularize tenotomie for club-feet". - Garrison & Morton No.4322.2 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Thousand And One Nights, Commonly called, in England, The Arabian Nights' Entertainments

      London: Charles Knight and co, 1839., 1839. First Lane translated Edition. 3 vols. Octavo. Bound in contemporary red morocco, lavishly decorated with foliate gilt to boards, further gilt decoration and titles in gilt to spine; all edges gauffered, floral gilt dentelles, gilt striations to board edges. Illustrated with numerous woodcuts by William Harvey. The bindings are a little rubbed to extremities and spine ends, spines uniformly a little faded, a gouge to the bottom right corner of vol 1. The text of all three volumes is clean, with no signs of tanning or spotting. One of the most famous orientalists, Lane lived in Egypt for many years, frequently disguising himself as a Turk to better assimilate himself into Egyptian society, and to improve his Arabic. His translation of the great compendium of middle eastern folklore was his most successful work, and wove together a linguistic sensibility with an epic style, well suited to the dramatic tale of Scheherazade and Shahryar.

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        Der treue Fhrer in der B"hmisch-S„chsischen Schweiz, oder: Reisetouren durch das Elbehochland von Teplitz bis Dresden.

      Prag/ Leitmeritz und Teplitz Verlag Carl Wilhelm Medau ; 1839 - EA; ca 17x11 cm; 141 (3) Seiten mit 8 Kupfertafeln; einfacher Kartoneinband d. Zt. (Einband gering bestoáen und ganz leicht fleckig, Stempel auf Widmung auf Vorsatzblatt, Innendeckel leicht fleckig, Stempel und Nummerneintrag auf Titel; Seiten und Stiche sehr sauber; gutes Exemplar) 0,000 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Thugs or Phansigars of India: Comprising a History of the Rise And Progress of that Extraordinary Fraternity of Assassins; and a Description of the Stystem Which it Pursues, and of the Measures Which Have Been Adopted by the Supreme Government of India for its Suppression. Volume I & Volume II

      Philadelphia, PA: Carey & Hart, 1839. 1st US Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Two slim volumes bound in navy cloth with paper labels to spines. Heavy rubbing and wear at extremities. Corners and spine ends rubbing through. Paper labels tanned and chipped with some loss of titles on Volume II. Previous owner's name and date of 1858 in both front free end papers. Both volumes foxed throughout. Hint of damp staining to top edge of last few pages of Volume II. Bindings sound. Vol I is 227 pages and Vol II is 228 pages. Solid copies of this scarce history. Major-General Sir William Henry Sleeman (1788 - 1856) was a British soldier and administrator in British India, best known for his work suppressing Thuggee activity. Thuggee refers to the acts of Thugs, an organized gang of professional assassins who travelled in groups across India for six hundred years. Their history is well documented, though from different perspectives. Sleeman is best known for his work suppressing the Thuggee secret society. During his campaign, more than 1400 Thugs were hanged or transported for life. Sleeman had a Government Report made in 1839, and wrote three books about the Thugs: Ramaseeana, or a Vocabulary of the peculiar language used by Thugs; Report on the Depredations Committed by the Thug Gangs of Upper and Central India; and The Thugs or Phansigars of India.

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        [drop-title] El Gefe Provisorio de Guatemala a los habitantes del estado y de toda la republica. Encargado del Gobierno de este Estado, mientras se reune el Cuerpo constituyente que debe decidir de su surete, no debo guardar siliencio en unas circunstancias en que los suscesos de la Republica, que pueden sernos trascendentales, llaman la atencion de los pueblos, cuyo bien estar es el primer deber de la autoridad publica

      [Guatemala]: Imprenta de la N. A. de Estudios Folio (30.7 cm;12.125"). [1] f.. 1839 Beginning in 1838 The Federal Republic of Central America was torn apart by civil wars pitting Liberals against Conservatives and the desires of the various states against the central government, with constitutional issues at the heart of the controversy. The Liberals installed Gen. Carlos Salazar in January, 1839, as provisional president of Guatemala replacing Conservative Mariano Rivera Paz. This was during a brief period of peace between the two factions. Here in a decree dated 20 March 1839 Salazar offers to act as mediator for any effort at a lasting peace. No copy traced via WorldCat, COPAC, CCILA, or METABASE; there is no OPAC at the Biblioteca Nacional de Guatemala to be searched. Irregular margins, tea-colored waterstain running longitudinally top to bottom in one half of the leaf, date in faded old ink in top margin. A good+ copy.

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        Béatrix ou les amours forcés EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Hippolyte Souverain, 1839. Fine. Hippolyte Souverain, Paris 1839, 14x22cm, 2 volumes reliés. - First Edition rare. Half morocco bindings shagreen chocolate back with five nerves set with gold threads adorned with golden double boxes richly embellished with decorative golden browned tails, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats paper bowl dates, golden heads, elegant bindings executed at the end of the nineteenth century. Bookplate engraved by Alexis Martin Aglaüs Bouvenne glued on contreplats. Marginal restoration distance of several layers, the second volume of the table was cut and pasted on laid paper. Nice copy of this novel nicely established that forms one of the most beautiful female portraits of the human comedy. --- 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] Edition originale rare. Reliures en demi chagrin maroquiné chocolat, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de filets dorés ornés de doubles caissons dorés richement agrémentés de motifs décoratifs dorés, dates dorées en queues, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, têtes dorées, élégantes reliures exécutées à la fin du XIXème. Ex-libris d'Alexis Martin gravés par Aglaüs Bouvenne encollés sur les contreplats. Restauration marginale en pied de plusieurs feuillets, la table du second volume a été découpée puis collée sur un papier vergé. Bel exemplaire agréablement établi de ce roman qui forme l'un des plus beaux portraits de femme de la Comédie humaine.  

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        La Sainte Bible revue par David Martin

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

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        Om folkväldet i Amerika. Öfversättning. I-VI.

      1839 - Stockholm, P. A. Norstedt & söner, 1839-46. 12:o. (4),284 + (4),276 + (4),295 + XIV,277 + IV,255 + IV,246,(2 blanks) pp. Five volumes in contemporary half calf, worn, with gilt spines, the first four black with sprinkled edges, the last one brown with marbled edges. Front joint starting on volume I. Some foxing in parts, red pencil underlinings and markings, partly with rich pencilled annotations. Last volume with signature. Compare Sabin 96060-61 for the French original, "De la démocratie en Amérique", which was published in 1835-40. Parts I-III translated by E. M. C. Pontin and parts IV-VI by F. Eimele. In particular the latter has supplied the translation with lengthy footnotes. The work became very influential within the liberal political movement, not least in Sweden where it was an important source of inspiration for the writer and politician E. G. Geijer, among others. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De la bienfaisance publique. Nouvelle edition. Tome premier (-tome seconde)

      Societ? Belge de Librairie, Bruxelles 1839 - 2 voll. in 8, pp. XIII + (3) + 504 con tavv. sinott. n.t. e 1 tav. f.t. piu' volte rip.; 550 con tavv. sinott. n.t. Intonsi. Alcune cc. presentano leggere gore marginali. Br. ed. Seconda ed. dello stesso anno della prima pubblicata a Parigi di uno dei piu' importanti e completi trattati sulla storia dell'indigenza considerata nei suoi rapporti con l'economia sociale, la storia e la statistica. L'A. si sofferma sulla nascita delle istituzioni volte a porre un argine al fenomeno in Francia e nelle altre nazioni europee con un'analisi dettagliata delle diverse legislazioni. Gerando mette a frutto la lunga esperienza in qualita' di direttore degli ospizi parigini, delle case per sordomuti, e di altre istituzioni previdenziali. Il suo approccio ai problemi sociali deriva sicuramente dal fatto che egli dedichi i suoi primi studi all'antropologia, pubblica infatti una guida all'osservazione dei popoli selvaggi ed e' considerato come il primo antropologo francese. Con Le visiteur du pauvre, apparso nel 1824, Gerando fa dell'osservazione la condizione stessa dello studio degli indigenti: la 'visita' non ha piu' solo una funzione caritatevole ma una funzione di osservazione. Manca a Kress. ITA

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        Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia

      London: T. & W. Boone, 1839. Two volumes, octavo, with a total of 51 lithographic plates including six colour chromolithographic and three folding plates, the large folding map neatly repaired on the far left from an earlier tear; very good and attractive in the original publisher's blocked green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, just starting to fray at the edges, heads of spines slightly chipped. Second revised edition of Mitchell's classic account of his three expeditions along the river systems of south-eastern Australia, strikingly illustrated with lithographic plates taken from original field sketches by the author.Between 1831-1836 Mitchell undertook three expeditions to determine the course of several large rivers in southern mainland Australia, including the Gwydir and Darling, accompanied by fellow surveyors, skilled convicts and Aboriginal guides. The expeditions were motivated by the government's need to map, and therefore own, land before it was occupied by squatters who were taking prime grazing land at an alarming rate. Furthermore, much past survey work had been inaccurate and disputes between landowners prompted calls for a general survey of New South Wales.Three Expeditions into the Interior is a remarkable book, combining detailed scientific observation with rich descriptions of landscapes and Aboriginal tribes. Its ethnographic value is considerable, providing detailed descriptions of first contacts and of Aboriginal social organization, hunting and languages. Some tribes were very hostile and Mitchell writes that he feared for his life on several occasions; nonetheless he remained a sympathetic and careful observer of Aboriginal life while praising the knowledge and endurance of those who helped the expedition.This second edition does have many additions and revisions, and even the large folding map has been silently improved. This set in the second issue binding discussed by Wantrup, with spines lettered "Mitchell's Australian Expeditions". Ferguson, 2811; Australian Rare Books, 125.

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