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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Dresden, 28. III. 1839.. 2¾ SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-4to. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief).. An den Buchhändler Engelmann in Leipzig: "Ew. Wohlgeboren sind mir durch die mir so oft schon nützlich gewordene Bibliotheca medica so wohl empfohlen, daß ich nicht säume, Ihren geehrten Antrag, eine Literatur der medicinischen Dissertationen auszuarbeiten, nach meinen Kräften zu beantworten [...]". - J. L. Choulant war Professor der theoretischen Heilkunde berufen und Leiter der Poliklinik der Königlich Chirurgisch-Medizinischen Akademie in Dresden, der Vorgängerin der Medizinischen Akademie Dresden. Der Schwerpunkt von Choulants wissenschaftlicher Tätigkeit lag in Arbeiten zur Geschichte und besonders zur Literaturgeschichte der Medizin.

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        BURTON'S GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE. Volume V. From July to December 1839

      William E. Burton 1839 - Poe, Edgar Allan and William Burton. BURTON'S GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE. Volume V. From July to December 1839. Philadelphia: William E. Burton, 1839. 334pp., illustrated with engravings and "embellishments". Contributions by editor Edgar Allan Poe include: To Ianthe in Heaven, The Man That Was Used Up, The Fall of the House of Usher, William Wilson, Morella, The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion. Also included are chapters on Field Sports and Manly Pastimes: archery, gymnastics, cricket. There are several serialized novels and travel accounts to places such as The Salt Lake of Inderskoi, The Discovery of America by the Northmen in the Tenth Century. The November issue has an article on The Capitol at Washington, ilustrated with an engraving. Each issue includes lively reviews of New Books by authors such as James Fenimore Cooper, Charles Dickens, Sir Walter Scott and many more. 8vo. Original Red leather over marbled paper-covered boards, with the binder's label on the front pastedown page. The tissue-guards for the full-page plates are browned; foxing and spotting throughout; the pages for some months have shallow vertical creases from being folded. Some loss of paper along the outside edge of the first plate. The outside edges of the textblock were originally marbled, however much of that has worn away. The previous owner's name (Mary A. Belcher) is written on the first page in black ink. Mary A. Belcher, originally from Tompkins Co. New York, was the wife of Major Horatio Belcher, 8th Regiment Michigan Infantry Volunteers. Her daughter Gertrude A. Belcher's name is written below hers in faded ink. There is some shelfwear and rubbing along the edges of the covers; overall a Very Good leatherbound hardcover [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Aeneid of Virgil Translated into Scottish Verse by Gawin Douglas Bishop of Dunkeld. Presented to the Bannatyne Club by Andrew Rutherfurd and George Dundas.

      1839 - 2 vols. Printed at Edinburgh, 1839. 511pp./ 514-915pp., ix. Brown paper covered boards. Rebacked with cloth, gilt title label. Boards of each vol.rubbed, somewhat stained and chipped at edge. Edges sunned. A small bookshop label pasted on front e.p.of vol.1. Pages light spotted. Hinge of front and rear boards of vol.1 somewhat started. Front e.p.of vol.2 partly torn at hinge. 27.5x22cm.

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        Stil eines Blühenden Weihnachtskaktus .

      - Aquarell, über Bleistift, auf chamoisfarbenem Velin, Mitte unten signiert, bezeichnet und datiert „Thusnelde Grf. Münster / Derneburg am 8 Okt 1839.". 31,5:22,3 cm. Insgesamt unfrisch. Horizontale Knickfalte unten geglättet. Verso Reste alter Verklebung. Über die Künstlerin, Tochter des Grafen G.W.A. von Münster-Meinhövel, ist kaum etwas bekannt. 1807 ehelichte sie den dänischen Diplomaten Carl Emil Moltke und bekam drei Kinder (1811, 1815 und 1822). Zum Zeitpunkt der Entstehung des Blattes hielt sie sich wohl im säkularisierten Kloster Derneburg im Landkreis Hildesheim auf, seit 1815 Wohnsitz des Grafen Ernst zu Münster. Botanische Pflanzenstudien erfreuten sich nicht nur bei Wissenschaftlern, sondern auch bei Malern und Zeichnern, insbesondere auch bei künstlerisch tätigen Frauen seit spätestens dem 18. Jahrhundert großen Interesses.

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        Elementos de equitacion o verdaderos principios de la Escuela de a Caballo,para el uso de los caballeros y damas que deseen aprender tan noble como honesto y util ejercicio.Escritos y recopilados de los mejores autores tanto antiguos como modernos

      Imprenta de J. Oliveres y Monmany, Barcelona 1839 - holandesa media piel con tejuelo, 4 nervios y florones 4 láminas grabadas, 3 de ellas plegadas, ex libris y etiqueta acrediticia de la participacion en la Exposicion de 1944 de la Asociación de Bibliófilos de Barcelona,mancha de humedad antigua en portada y primeras hojas que no impide lectura, Palau 30143. . 125 págs.

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        Viscount Melbourne

      Hodgson & Graves, London 1839 - Mezzotint measuring 305 x 230 mm. (plate size), fine. A beautifully executed mezzotint portrait of William Lamb, second Viscount Melbourne, after whom the capital city of Victoria was named in 1837. Although printed in 1839, at the height of Melbourne's career and while he was serving as Prime Minister of Great Britain, the mezzotint is based on a youthful portrait of the great statesman by Sir Thomas Lawrence R.A.The city of Melbourne grew from humble beginnings, when John Batman explored the Port Phillip Bay area against the express wishes of Sir Richard Bourke, Governor of New South Wales. Within two years Bourke was forced to acknowledge the rapidly growing settlement which he named in honour of Viscount Melbourne in 1837. In doing so Bourke replaced a variety of names for the fledgling settlement including Bearbrass, Bearport, Glenelg and Batmania (so called after John Batman). Largely due to the gold-rushes of the mid nineteenth-century Melbourne became one of the most prosperous and fast growing cities of the British Empire.

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        Le Daguerréotype (Comptes Rendus vol. IX, no. 8, pp. 250-267) [AND] Fixation des images qui se forment au foyer d'une chambre obscure. (vol. VIII, no. 1, pp. 4-7), and many other comments on and additions to the invention of practical photography

      Paris, Académie des Sciences, 1839. Two volumes from the "Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences". Contemporary uniform black half cloth over marbled boards. Spines with red gilted labels.l First edition. Two famous papers of the first public announcement of the basic process of photography by Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre (1787-1851). The pronouncements on Daguerre's invention were made in 1839 by the French physicist and astronomer Dominique François Jean Arago (1786-1851) and mark the beginning of the triumphant process of photography. Several more articles on photography by Talbot, Biot, Niépce, et al. are included. We offer the complete volumes 8 and 9. A few spots on the first and last pages, but mostly clean and unmarked. In all a very good set.

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        The Life and Adventures of Michael Armstrong The Factory Boy, Serial, Parts 1 to 7

      London: Henry Colburn, 1839. Paperback. Good. Volumes 1 to 7 only in a dedicated box. Good condition, Volume 4 lacks wrappers, 6 & 7 have previous owner's name on cover. Written by Anthony Trollope's Mother. Among the first industrial novels published in Britain, Trollope's maternal feminism is focused on the plight of child labourers

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        Le Daguerreotype (Comptes Rendus vol. IX, no. 8, pp. 250-267) [AND] Fixation des images qui se forment au foyer d'une chambre obscure. (vol. VIII, no. 1, pp. 4-7), and many other comments on and additions to the invention of practical photography.

      . Paris, Academie des Sciences, 1839. Two volumes from the "Comptes Rendus de l'Academie des Sciences". Contemporary uniform black half cloth over marbled boards. Spines with red gilted labels.l First edition. Two famous papers of the first public announcement of the basic process of photography by Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre (1787-1851). The pronouncements on Daguerre's invention were made in 1839 by the French physicist and astronomer Dominique Francois Jean Arago (1786-1851) and mark the beginning of the triumphant process of photography. Several more articles on photography by Talbot, Biot, Niepce, et al. are included. We offer the complete volumes 8 and 9. A few spots on the first and last pages, but mostly clean and unmarked. In all a very good set..

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        NE KAGHYADONGHSERA NE ROYADADOKENGHDY NE ISAIAH

      New York: American Bible Society, 1839. D. Fanshaw, Printer. Hardcover. Good. 16mo. [1], 243pp., [2]. Green cloth hardcover with gilt title "Isaiah" on spine. Cloth slightly chipped on left upper edge front board and head and base of spine. Light rubs to cloth elsewhere. Corners worn. Light toning to contents. Very nice inscription on right front flyleaf, "J. R.? Maclean Esq. from G. A. Anderson Missionary to Mohawks Bay Quinte." Book plate of Rev. William Farrer located on the front paste down. Also on the front paste down is a clipped piece of lined paper with hand written words "The Prophecy of Isaiah in Mohawk." Field 1076; Sabin 49847. From the History of the New England Company" published in London 1871, page 196, Bay of Quinte Station 1821-1870: "the New England Company, on the recommendation of Dr. Stewart (afterwards Bishop of Quebec) in 1821, made their first grant for a school at this station. The office (School-Master) was first held by Rev. Salter Givens. In 1851 Rev. G. A. Anderson succeeded Givens." The Bay of Quinte is located on the north shore of Lake Ontario in the Province of Ontario, Prince Edward County, Canada.

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        CORRESPONDENCE RELATING TO PERSIA AND AFGHANISTAN

      London, J. Harrison & Son. 1839.. FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM 1839. 8vo, approximately 220 x 140 mm, 8¾ x 5 inches, pages: xi, 524, bound in modern green morocco, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, floral gilt decoration with dividing gilt rules and blind scroll to borders of covers, new endpapers, housed in a plain green cloth slipcase. Some occasional light foxing otherwise a very good copy. Originally published as Parliamentary Papers. First part has no number: Correspondence relating to Persia and Afghanistan; followed by No.1, Indian Papers, Copy of the treaty with Runjeet Sing and Shah Shooja-Ool-Moolk, concluded at Lahore, 26 June 1838; No.2, Indian Papers. Treaties; No.3, Indian Papers. Expedition of Shah Shooja-Ool-Moolk into Afghanistan, and treaty between the Shah and Runjeet Sing; No.4, Indian Papers. Correspondence relating to Afghanistan; No.5, Indian Papers. Correspondence relating to Afghanistan; No.6, Correspondence relating to Afghanistan; No.7, Indian Papers, correspondence relating to the occupation of Karrak; Unnumbered: Court of Directors of the East India company to the Governor-General of India, in Council. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        On a small Voltaic Battery of Great Energy" by W. R. Grove (The London and Edinburgh Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science. 15 No. 96 pp. 287-293, October 1839) WITH "On a Gaseous Voltaic Battery" by W. R. Grove (The London and Edinburgh Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science 21 No. 140 pp. 417-420, December 1842) WITH "On the Gas Voltaic Battery. Experiments Made with a View of Ascertaining the Rationale of Its Action and Its Application to Eudiometry" by W. R. Grove (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 133 Part 2 pp. 91-112, 1843) WITH "On the Gas Voltaic Battery. Voltaic Action of Phosphorus, Sulphur and Hydrocarbons" by W. R. Grove (In extract and volume form in Philosophical Transactions of the Roy

      - SEVEN IMPORTANT FIRST EDITIONS IN THE INVENTION & DEVELOPMENT OF THE FUEL CELL. "A fuel cell produces electricity from a "fuel" and an oxidant that react in the presence of an electrolyte. Fuel cells differ from other batteries in that they consume reactant from an external source and are thus a thermodynamically open system. The benefit of a fuel cell is that it will operate as long as fuel is provided" (Collector's Folio). The first hydrogen-oxygen cell, referred to as the first fuel cell, was demonstrated by the scientist and barrister William Grove in 1839. "While investigating the electrolysis of water, Grove observed that when the current was switched off, a small current flowed through the circuit in the opposite direction, as a result of a reaction between the electrolysis products, hydrogen and oxygen, catalyzed by the platinum electrodes. Grove recognized the possibility of combining several of these in series to form a gaseous voltaic battery, also [making] the crucially important observation that there must be a 'notable surface of action' between the gas, the electrolyte, and the electrode phases in a cell" (Stolten, Hydrogen and Fuel Cells, 63). "In subsequent experiments [published in both The Philosophical Magazine and The Philosophical transactions] Grove obtained a powerful current using hydrogen and chlorine, and appreciable currents with other pairs of gases. Grove realized that the electrical energy resulted from the chemical energy liberated when hydrogen and oxygen combined and that this electrical energy could be used to decompose water (he did in fact carry out the electrolysis of water with current from his gas battery). "This realization stimulated thoughts which had been engaging him for some time: "This battery establishes that gases in combining and acquiring a liquid form evolve sufficient force to decompose a similar liquid and cause it to acquire a gaseous form. This is to my mind the most interesting effect of the battery; it exhibits such a beautiful instance of the correlation of natural forces" (DSB, V, pp. 559-560). Grove's concept lay dormant and an important step forward in the development of the H2-O2 fuel cell did not occur for over 40 years. Then, in 1889 [and in a paper included in this collection] Ludwig Mond and Charles Langer used air and coal gas to build the first useable device and in so doing, coined first used the term 'fuel cell'. Grove's idea again lay dormant. 80 years later, the English engineer Francis Thomas Bacon created the first practical fuel cell - one that was efficient, and one powered by the readily available fuels, hydrogen and oxygen. CONDITION & DETAILS: All of the documents are in fine condition and are housed in individually sized compartments in a beautiful leather clamshell box.The 1842 Philosophical Magazine and 1843 Philosophical Transactions paper are in individual issues in original wraps; the remainder of the documents are extractions bound in leather and cloth bindings in materials sympathetic to those used in the clamshell box.

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        Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle, between the years 1826 and 1836

      London: Henry Colburn, 1839. Four volumes, octavo, with four charts bound in and eight loose folding maps (two accompanying each volume in original endpaper sleeve), and a total of 44 engraved plates after Augustus Earle and Conrad Martens; from the library of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, with blind stamps; a couple of pages in the second volume carelessly opened, slight foxing of some plates; a most attractive set in the original uniform publisher's cloth. The Beagle voyage: first issue of the first edition. First edition, comprising first issues in the original cloth bindings, of the full narrative of one of the greatest marine and scientific surveys of all time. The first published account of the voyages of the Beagle, this famous publication includes the full account written by Charles Darwin, the first major work published by him. As the greatest voyage of the intellect, as the voyage has been described, the Beagle voyage of 1831-36 perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the historical period of Enlightenment voyages as well as being one of its highest achievements, a voyage of discovery that would change scientific thinking and ultimately the understanding of man's place in the universe.The voyage is renowned above all else because of Fitzroy's choice of Charles Darwin as naturalist, but the narrative also includes a large section written by Phillip Parker King describing his experience aboard the Beagle, work which confirmed his status as the pre-eminent Australian cartographer.'Fitzroy, who was more concerned with science than were many naval officers of his day, made it possible for Darwin to visit tropical lands and study their flora, fauna, and geology. The two men shared the same cabin and Fitzroy was attentive to the scientific needs and interests of the young Darwin. Fitzroy's violent temper and his conservative opinions on religion and slavery were responsible for some disagreements between them, but Fitzroy and Darwin remained on friendly terms' (DSB). Many years later Darwin reflected in his autobiography that Fitzroy's character 'was in several respects one of the most noble which I have ever known' and expressed his immense debt to his time in the Beagle: 'The voyage of the Beagle has been by far the most important event in my life, and has determined my whole career...'.Publication of Darwin's journal had been urged by Fitzroy during the voyage. It was finally included as the third volume of the official Narrative, which was under the overall editorship of Fitzroy, and it was in this form that Darwin's first book was published. Immediately popular, it was reprinted several times with different titles, but is widely known today as The Voyage of the Beagle. Freeman notes 'His first published book is undoubtedly the most often read and stands second only On the Origin of Species as the most often printed'. It was also one of Darwin's personal favourites, as he writes in his autobiography: 'The success of this my first literary child tickles my vanity more than that of any of my other books'.Volume I of the Narrative concerns the initial surveying expedition of the coasts of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, 1826-30, under Phillip Parker King in the Adventure, during which Fitzroy succeeded Pringle Stokes as commander of the accompanying Beagle. Volume II describes Fitzroy's continuation and completion of the survey with the Beagle alone in South America, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, and many other groups in the course of the circumnavigation. 'The surveys he carried out in South American waters established Fitzroy as a first-rate hydrographer and won for him the gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society (1837). Because his marine surveys were accurate to such a high degree they are still used as the foundation for a number of charts of that area' (DSB). Volume II includes a separately bound appendix of bearings and observations by Fitzroy that is likewise accompanied by two folding maps.This set comprises first issues of all three volumes. Demand for the third volume - Darwin's work - so exceeded that for the first two volumes that it had to be rapidly reissued in 1839 as a publication in its own right with the substantially different title Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle.This set contains the Darwin volume in its first state (using the Journal and Remarks version of the title). Furthermore, Freeman notes two binding variants for the set of three volumes. This set is an example of the earlier binding, in blue cloth with the names of the respective authors lettered on the spines (the author's names were omitted from later copies). Sets in the original cloth, all first editions, with the third volume in its first state, represent the preferred form of this scarce book and are very desirable.

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        American Slavery As It Is: Testimony of a Thousand Witnesses

      American Anti-Slavery Society, New York 1839 - An extremely important and harrowing compilation of eyewitness testimony. The editor Weld states in his Advertisement that "A majority of the facts and testimony contained in this work rests upon the authority of slaveholders, whose names and residences are given to the public, as vouchers for the truth of their statements. That they should utter falsehoods, for the sake or proclaiming their own infamy, is not probable." Dumond notes that "The Examiner started as a periodical, but became a series of separate monographs after publication of two numbers. There was exceedingly great carelessness in the numbering of the separate titles." This normally bears the number 10 in the series, but, as Dumond notes, some issues bear the number 6. Dumond, p. 10; Blockson 9148; Sabin 102547 Cloth backed boards. Recased laying printed front cover down. Very good The Anti-Slavery Examiner. No. 6. 224pp. 1 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Angler's Desideratum

      Edinburgh: Printed by M. Anderson, Mound Place, 1839. First edition, second issue with publisher's name. Woodcuts. 48 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Original brown coral-patterned cloth. Cloth somewhat faded at edges. Fine, bookplate of E.B. & H. A. Darbee. Tan buckram drop box with brown morocco label. Westwood & Satchell p. 8

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        Autograph letter signed to Henri de Freycinet regarding his fight to complete publication of the Uranie voyage account

      Paris: 26 July, 1839. Two-page letter with address panel on the last page, folded to letter size 215 x 148 mm., postmarks for Paris and Rochefort, old folds, slight tear at the original seal; archive stamp; very good. Louis on printing the narrative of the Uranie voyage. Louis de Freycinet completes his account of the Uranie voyage to Australia and the Pacific: this interesting letter from Louis to his brother Henri includes an exasperated discussion of the finishing touches Louis was making to his account, an incredible nineteen years after he had returned. As a result, this letter provides real evidence of the hurdles faced by Louis as he struggled to complete the magnificent work.Freycinet writes here that he has had some quite violent confrontations with his publisher, but that nothing will stop him now from completing the final parts, which he finished writing in December 1838. He is particularly anxious to have the work completed before he leaves for Souillac (in the Dordogne), as he wants to present the special copies destined for the King and the Ministre de la Marine. He has even spent half of the previous day, and will spend all of today at the printers, as this is the quickest method of seeing the work through: unless the devil takes him, it will be finished soon, and even now the errata and contents pages are being printed. As the date of 1839 confirms, this conversation does not relate to some minor appendix to the account, but is in fact related to the finishing touches he was making to the Historique narrative of the voyage, which was only completed that year. Much of the delay was due to Louis' obsessive desire for completeness and the most up-to-date information (as is well known, he spent much of the 1830s in detailed correspondence with friends in New South Wales about the latest developments there). The complete voyage account would not be finally completed until 1844, with the publication of some of the scientific supplements, two years after his death.The letter also includes several revealing comments about Louis and Henri's affairs, which show the depth of affection that existed between the two men. Louis offers Henri some advice on the examination of élèves for the Navy, thanks Henri warmly for sending the draft for 6,000 francs, while the second page of the letter also details any number of notes on their family: their niece Blanche is grateful to Clémentine for the "agréable souvenir", he is delighted with the success of his nephew Charles, and, as ever, sends his warmest affection to Clémentine herself.

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        On a small Voltaic Battery of Great Energy" by W. R. Grove (The London and Edinburgh Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science. 15 No. 96 pp. 287-293, October 1839) WITH "On a Gaseous Voltaic Battery" by W. R. Grove (The London and Edinburgh Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science 21 No. 140 pp. 417-420, December 1842) WITH "On the Gas Voltaic Battery. Experiments Made with a View of Ascertaining the Rationale of Its Action and Its Application to Eudiometry" by W. R. Grove (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 133 Part 2 pp. 91-112, 1843) WITH "On the Gas Voltaic Battery. Voltaic Action of Phosphorus, Sulphur and Hydrocarbons" by W. R. Grove (In extract and volume form in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 135 pp. 351-361, 1845) WITH "The Bakerian Lecture: On certain Phenomena of Voltaic Ignition and the Decomposition of Water into its constituent Gases by Heat" (In extract and volume Philosophical Transactions

      SEVEN IMPORTANT FIRST EDITIONS IN THE INVENTION & DEVELOPMENT OF THE FUEL CELL. "A fuel cell produces electricity from a "fuel" and an oxidant that react in the presence of an electrolyte.  Fuel cells differ from other batteries in that they consume reactant from an external source and are thus a thermodynamically open system.  The benefit of a fuel cell is that it will operate as long as fuel is provided" (Collector's Folio). The first hydrogen-oxygen cell, referred to as the first fuel cell, was demonstrated by the scientist and barrister William Grove in 1839. "While investigating the electrolysis of water, Grove observed that when the current was switched off, a small current flowed through the circuit in the opposite direction, as a result of a reaction between the electrolysis products, hydrogen and oxygen, catalyzed by the platinum electrodes. Grove recognized the possibility of combining several of these in series to form a gaseous voltaic battery, also [making] the crucially important observation that there must be a 'notable surface of action' between the gas, the electrolyte, and the electrode phases in a cell" (Stolten, Hydrogen and Fuel Cells, 63). "In subsequent experiments [published in both The Philosophical Magazine and The Philosophical transactions] Grove obtained a powerful current using hydrogen and chlorine, and appreciable currents with other pairs of gases. Grove realized that the electrical energy resulted from the chemical energy liberated when hydrogen and oxygen combined and that this electrical energy could be used to decompose water (he did in fact carry out the electrolysis of water with current from his gas battery). "This realization stimulated thoughts which had been engaging him for some time: "This battery establishes that gases in combining and acquiring a liquid form evolve sufficient force to decompose a similar liquid and cause it to acquire a gaseous form. This is to my mind the most interesting effect of the battery; it exhibits such a beautiful instance of the correlation of natural forces" (DSB, V, pp. 559-560). Grove's concept lay dormant and an important step forward in the development of the H2-O2 fuel cell did not occur for over 40 years. Then, in 1889 [and in a paper included in this collection] Ludwig Mond and Charles Langer used air and coal gas to build the first useable device and in so doing, coined first used the term 'fuel cell'. Grove's idea again lay dormant. 80 years later, the English engineer Francis Thomas Bacon created the first practical fuel cell - one that was efficient, and one powered by the readily available fuels, hydrogen and oxygen. CONDITION & DETAILS: All of the documents are in fine condition and are housed in individually sized compartments in a beautiful leather clamshell box. The 1842 Philosophical Magazine and 1843 Philosophical Transactions paper are in individual issues in original wraps; the remainder of the documents are extractions bound in leather and cloth bindings in materials sympathetic to those used in the clamshell box.

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        ?I have lately read in the paper that the Roman Catholics are building a Chapel in Honolulu, which news I am very sorry to hear ? We yesterday received a pamphlet printed at Honolulu containing the correspondence between the American missionaries & Consul of the Officers of the East India squadron. The missionaries ought to be protected & I hope they will??

      Tolland, CT, 1839-1840. "IThis small archive consists of four long family letters to Charles Burnham, manager of Hawaii?s first sugar plantation, 1839-1844, mailed from Tolland, Connecticut, to Kauai, Sandwich Islands.In 1833, Peter Brinsmade, William Ladd, and William Hooper arrived on the island of Kauai. In 1835, the three New Englanders obtained the first major land lease in Hawaiian history from King Kamehameha III: 980 acres in Koloa, on the Island of Kauai, which was set aside for sugar cane production. On September 13, 1835, Ladd & Co. established Hawaii?s first major sugar plantation. William Hooper was designated the first manager of the Koloa Sugar Plantation. Work began on the plantation in 1836 and, in 1837, the plantation completed its first harvest yielding two tons of raw sugar.In December 1837, Hooper asked his partner Brinsmade, then in the United States, to negotiate with Charles Burnham, a carpenter, to come to Kauai as manager of the plantation. Burnham had been in the Sandwich Islands earlier, in Honolulu, supervising the building of the Bethel Church and a house for the chaplain. Then he had been in charge of building operations at Lahainaluna on the island of Maui. He had a good reputation and worked especially well with the native Hawaiians. Charles Burnham and his wife arrived at Koloa on April 27, 1839, and on May 6th, took over the operation from an overworked William Hooper. Burnham remained as plantation manager for five years. (1) Autograph Letter Signed ?your affectionate Mother / Sally Bliss,? three pages, 7.5? x 12.5?. Tolland [Connecticut], January 1, 1839, but completed in March. Verso of third page addressed to: ?Mr Charles Burnham / Koloa / Island of Kauai / Sandwich Islands? and penned near the fold: ?After arriving at the Islands / To the Care of Messrs Brinsmade Ladd & Hooper.? Manuscript postal markings ? Tolland Ct. March 13 / Paid 10.? Docketed ?Mrs. S. Bliss / Jan 1st 1839 / Rec Nov 1839 / Ans Jan 1840.? Slight separation at folds. Hole in text from seal tear. Very Good condition.In part, ?I have for sometime had it in mind that I should commence a letter to you this day if nothing prevented. Ten weeks have passed away since you took leave of your native land. I presume I thought of you almost every hour in the day for sometime ... I know not when you will receive these lines, perhaps never ... I know that you are in the hands of One that doeth right May He protect you from all dangers seen and unseen. And may I experience the happiness of receiving good news from a far country. I sincerely wish you & your companion a happy New Year. May you enjoy the light of God?s countenance ... We have heard that there has been a great work carried on at the Islands. I have thought that if you ever arrived there your hearts would be rejoiced in view of what God had done for the poor heathen...?(2) ALS ?Your affectionate sister Emeline E. Bliss,? three pages, 7.5? x 10.25?. Tolland, July 9, 1839. Verso of third page addressed to: ?Mr Charles Burnham / Koloa / Island of Kauai / Sandwich Islands? and penned near the fold: ?After arriv[ing] at the Islands / To the Care of Messrs Brinsmade Ladd & Hooper.? Manuscript postal markings ?Tolland Ct July 11 Paid 10.? Docketed ?Miss E.E. Bliss / July 9th 39 / Rec Mar 40.? Folds. Hole in text from seal tear. Very Good condition.In part, ?On the 4th of the present month, we were assembled under our parents roof to celebrate the day in company with other friends ... if anything remarkable takes place we say, I wonder what they would think of it at the Sandwich Islands? So you see dear friends you are not forgotten, though pen ink and paper have expressed a great share of affection for you ... Shall expect a long letter from you as soon as it is possible for you to send to America...?(3) ALS ?Your affectionate Mother Sally Bliss,? 3.5 full pages, 7.75? x 12.25?. Tolland, January 1, 1840, but completed July 19, 1840. Fourth page addressed to: ?Mr Charles Burnham / Koloa, Island of Kauai / Sandwich Islands / Care of Messrs Brinsmade, Ladd and / Hooper / of the same place.? Manuscript postal markings ?Tolland Ct. July 27. Paid 10.? Docketed ?Mrs Sally Bliss / Journal 40 / Rec Mar 9 41.?Folds. Fine condition.In part, ?As this day commences a new year I will now sit down to commence a letter to my children who if living are separated far from me. May these lines find you enjoying all the blessings which you anticipated. May your lives & health be precious in the sight of your heavenly parent who alone is able to bestow upon you all the mercies which you need ... I feel anxious to hear from you again. I know not what news we shall hear. I am hoping for the best although I am fearing the worst. I have lately read in the paper that the Roman Catholicks are building a Chapel in Honolulu, which news I am very sorry to hear. All the consolation we can have respecting it is that there is an overruling hand in all events that take place. God is able to bring good out of evil. The Devil can go no further than the length of his chain ... March 5th I have been looking & hoping to receive a letter from the Sandwich Islands but have received none as yet since the one dated at Honolulu April 10th ... We yesterday received a pamphlet printed at Honolulu containing the correspondence between the American missionaries & Consul of the Officers of the East India squadron. The missionaries ought to be protected & I hope they will ... May 31st We have this day received your letter dated or commenced Jan. 1st. I think it is singular that we commenced writing to each other about the same time & that your letter should arrive here before my letter was finished ... I should be glad of some of your native help. I know of none that I can get here ... Everything from the S.I. is interesting to us. I should like to have a particular description of the cockroaches which are so troublesome to you...? At the edges of two pages are two and three line ALSs of ?John Bliss? and ?Emeline Bliss.?(4) ALS,""Your loving sister, Mary"" and an additional note added, ""Your affectionate brother Lucius G. Fuller"", 4 full pages,remnants of red wax seal, 8 x 13"", Tolland Ct., September 29, 1841, postal markings ""Oct 4, Paid 10"", docketed ""Mary E. B. Fuller, Sept 29/41"". Addressed to ?Mr Charles Burnham / Koloa, Island of Kauai / Sandwich Islands After arriving at the Islands to the care of Messrs Ladd & Co, Oahu"". In part: ""I suppose...the melancholly tidings have reached you that our dear sister Emeline is not more. Yes, the cold clods of the valley now cover the remains of her whom we all loved. But, 'It's all for the best' has her motto, & we trust that she now finds it to be so. Therefore we will be still, knowing that it is our heavenly Father that hath chastened us, & that it was done in love....People are very much engaged in the cause of temperance again. Reformed drunkards are lecturing in various parts of the country. The to-total pledge is the one to sign now. The first evening the temperance agent lectured here over seventy names were added to it. Two reformed drunkards here this week...I have not taken John to meeting but once this summer. He says almost every sabbath, he wants to go to meeting & hear the minister preach...I think he is most too young to go so for now....There is considerable feeling in the United States in relation to the safe keeping of the public revenue, an extra session of Congress was convened & after some three or four months they chartered a U. S. Bank which was vetoed by the President Mr. Tyler & another was immediately chartered under a different name. This did not meet the views of the President & was vetoed & Congress adjourned without establishing anything of the kind..."""

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        MARBURG. Gesamtansicht von einer Anhöhe, links die Elisabethkirche, im Hintergrund die Lahn.

      - Kol. Kupferstich von Frommel u. Winkles nach Georg Stietz, 1839, 32,5 x 45 cm. Mit einer Gruppe Studenten am Obelisken auf der Augustenruhe schön staffagiert. - In kräftigem, stimmungsvollen Kolorit.

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        Blick über die Bucht von Neapel, links im Hintergrund die Insel Ischia (um 1839/40).

      - Bleistift, leicht gelblich laviert, auf Velin. 17,5:23,9 cm. Provenienz: Aus dem künstlerischen Nachlaß; Schweizer Privatbesitz. Zeichnungen von Frey gehören heute zu den Seltenheiten auf dem Kunstmarkt. Johann Jakob Frey war Schüler seines Vaters S. Frey (1785-1836). Nachdem er auch bei H. Hess (1799-1850) in Basel studiert hatte, begab er sich nahezu mittellos nach Paris, wo er sich durch Kopieren niederländischer Landschaften des 17. Jahrhunderts weiterbildete und seinen Unterhalt durch Restaurierung älterer Gemälde erwarb. 1834 kehrte er für kurze Zeit nach Basel zurück. Anschließend ging er nach München, wo er die Unterstützung der Schweizer Malerin Emilie Lindner (1797-1860) fand, die es ihm ermöglichte 1835 nach Rom zu gehen. Ende der 1830er Jahre siedelte er mit seinem Freund, dem Genre- und Historienmaler A. Landerer (1816-1893) nach Neapel über, von wo aus er auch Sizilien und Spanien bereiste. Seine Beteiligung an der von R. Lepsius geleiteten preußischen Expedition nach Ägypten 1842 mußte er seiner Gesundheit wegen bald schon aufgeben. Er kehrte im August 1843 aus Alexandrien nach Italien zurück und nahm seinen ständigen Wohnsitz in Rom, wo er eine Römerin heiratete und zu den Gründern des Deutschen Künstlervereins gehörte. Frey war ein bekannter und beliebter Künstler, der in seinem Atelier auch von Fürstlichkeiten besucht wurde, so von Friedrich Wilhelm IV. von Preußen, in dessen Auftrag er eine Folge italienischer Landschaften malte.

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        View on the Delaware, near Bordentown

      Paris, Coblenz, and London 1839 - Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by Ch. Vogel after Bodmer, blindstamp. Light spotting, small chip to left and right margins not affecting plate area. A delightful, lively scene of the banks of the Delaware in high summer. A steamer awaits the arrival of passengers who are disembarking from their coaches. One coach pulls up full of late arrivals. Some passengers who boarded at an earlier stop take advantage of the delay to stretch their legs: all this and the tranquil landscape are brilliantly captured by Bodmer in this image executed on 24th July 1832 close by the 300 acre estate of Joseph Bonaparte, the exiled elder brother of the French Emperor. Karl Bodmer's images show great versatility and technical virtuosity and give us a uniquely accomplished and detailed picture of a previously little understood (and soon to vanish) way of life. Swiss-born Bodmer was engaged by Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867) specifically to provide a record of his travels in North America, principally among the Plains Indians. In the company of David Dreidoppel (Prince Maximilian's servant and hunting companion), their travels in North America were to last from 1832 to 1834. They arrived in Boston in July 1832, traveled on to Philadelphia, where they stayed with Napoleon Bonaparte's elder brother Joseph. From here they headed west across Pennsylvania across the Alleghenies to Pittsburgh and the Ohio country, visiting all the important German settlements en route. Their most important stop on their route west was at the utopian colony of New Harmony in Indiana. The Prince spent five months there in the company of some of the country's leading scientific men, and studying all the relevant literature on backcountry America. On 24 March 1833 the party reached St. Louis, Missouri, and the start of the journey into Indian country. Graff 4648; Howes M443a; Pilling 2521; Sabin 47014; Wagner-Camp 76:1.

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        MÜNCHEN. "München von der Ost-Seite". Blick vom Isarufer unterhalb des Gasteig in westliche Richtung über die Isar auf München.

      - Altkol. Aquatintaradierung in Sepia von L. Rottmann nach J. Weiss bei literar. artistischen Anstalt in München, 1839-41, 28 x 42 cm. Pfister 281,15; Lentner 1121 und 1176,15; Sgl. Proebst 140; nicht bei Maillinger. - Blatt 15 der "seltenen Folge von hervorragend schönen Blättern" (Lentner). Eine von vier Darstellungen die die Fortsetzung der Folge "München und Umgebung" von Emil Kirchner bildet. - In den Rändern leicht angestaubt. Sehr schönes Altkolorit!

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        Wildbad, dans le Royaume de Wurtemberg, et ses eaux thermales. Traite topographique et medical par le professeur F. Heim, D. M. Traduit du Manuscrit allemand par J. M. Gerard.

      . Mit 5 Stahlstichansichten und einer Karte, Stuttgart, Comptoir Litteraire, Paris, Brockhaus et Avenarius, Londres, Murray, 1839, XII, 570 Seiten, (3 Blätter), 18x12, Privat - Leinenband der Zeit, ausklappbarer Stahlstich "Neues Hotel Wildbad" auf der Rückseite teilweise von alter Hand beschriftet, stellenweise gering stockfleckig, Exlibris auf Vorsatz, sonst nur geringe Gebrauchs- und Alterungsspuren,.

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        Map of the United States Territory of Oregon West of the Rocky Mountains

      Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government.. 1839.. Black and white engraved map, 17 3/8 x 20 1/2 inches (44 x 52 cm) on sheet 18 3/4 x 22 7/8 inches, folded into complete (disbound) GOVERNMENT REPORT Rep. No. 101 (25th Congress, 3d Session with Supplemental Report). Map: tear just entering neat line at upper left, scattered light foxing, particularly on left and upper right folds. Report has library stamp in left margin. A significant map in the history of the Pacific Northwest and the United States, which first appeared with the report of Senator Linn on a Bill to authorise the President to occupy the Oregon Territory, and was subsequently published in several other government reports. This map is bound into the Report No. 101 of the 25th Congress, 3d Session, House of Representatives: Territory of Oregon, January 4, 1899, with the Supplemental Report of February 16, 1839. The first report, after considering the various claims by different countries to the Northwest coast culminates in "A Bill to provide for the protection of the citizens of the United States residing in the Oregon Territory, or trading on the Columbia river or its tributaries." The supplementary report appends various documents "which have been communicated to them, in evidence of the necessity there is to provide, by law, for the protection of citizens of the United States, who have already established themselves in Oregon, or contemplate proceeding thither for the purpose of colonization and settlement." The title on the map continues: "Exhibiting the various Trading Depots or Forts occupied by the British Hudson Bay Company connected with the Western and northwestern Fur Trade." The map itself, intended to "awaken public interest in an American occupation of the vast area then known as Oregon Territory" (Wheat: Mapping the Trans-Mississippi West #434), was based on the Arrowsmith landmark 1834 map of "British North America". Washington Hood was a Captain in the U.S Corps of Topographical Engineers, working under the direction of Colonel J.J. Abert. A most handsome map, of particular interest given its use in association with the promulgation of the doctrine of "Manifest Destiny," a phrase which first made print in 1845. .

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        Gesamtansicht mit ländlicher Staffage.

      . Lithographie auf China von Philipp Heinel bei Höreth, Bayreuth, 1839, 22 x 32 cm.. Nicht bei Pfeiffer, Fränkische Bibliographie und bei Lentner. - Aus der Folge "XII Ansichten der vorzüglichsten Landschaftsparthieen aus Franken". - Der sehr breitrandige Montagekarton gebräunt, die Ansicht sauber. Selten.

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        Gesamtansicht von einem Waldweg, rechts die Burg auf dem Felsen.

      . Lithographie auf China von Philipp Heinel bei Höreth, Bayreuth, 1839, 22 x 32 cm.. Nicht bei Pfeiffer, Fränkische Bibliographie und bei Lentner. - Aus der Folge "XII Ansichten der vorzüglichsten Landschaftsparthieen aus Franken". - Der sehr breitrandige Montagekarton etwas gebräunt, die Ansicht sauber. Selten.

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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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        Malerische Ansichten aus dem Orient, gesammelt auf der Reise Sr. Hoheit des Herrn Herzogs Maximilian in Bayern nach Nubien, Aegypten, Palaestina, Syrien und Malta im Jahre 1838 [...]. Vues pittoresques de l'Orient [...].

      [München/Paris/Leipzig, Kaiser & Lacroix; Rittner & Goupil; Weigel, 1839-1840].. Lith. Titel und 60 lithogr. Tafeln, alle im originalen Handkolorit, die Schrift teils goldgehöht. Mit 10 gedr. Textbögen. Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. Folio (390 x 510 mm).. Einzige Ausgabe in der seltenen Variante mit allen Tafeln und dem prachtvollen Originalkolorit: "Published in ten parts. The plates show costume of the period and also that of earlier times, taken from paintings" (Hiler). Die malerischen Ansichten, darunter Kairo, Alexandria, Jerusalem, La Valletta, Luxor, Theben u. a., Genreszenen und Landschaften jeweils mit einer Rahmenbordüre umgeben und zu einem kleinen Gemälde komponiert. Der aus Nürnberg gebürtige Genre- und Schlachten- (insbesondere Pferde-)Maler Mayr war Kabinettmaler des Herzogs Max, den er 1838 auf dessen Orientreise begleitete. Die Gruppe war im kleinen Gefolge am 20. Januar von München über Venedig, Korfu, Patras, Athen, Alexandria und Kairo ins Heilige Land gereist. In der Salvatorkirche zu Jerusalem wurde der Herzog durch den Franziskaner-Kustos zum Ritter vom Heiligen Grab geschlagen. Nach acht Monaten kehrten sie am 17. September 1838 nach München zurück; 1839 wurde Max zum Ehrenmitglied der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften ernannt. - Durchgehend etwas stockfleckig, sonst von prachtvoller Erhaltung. - Ibrahim-Hilmy II, 26. Gay 90 (nur 36 Tafeln). Lipperheide Ma 22 (= 1589). Hiler 578. Tobler 161. Graesse IV, 457. Engelmann 124. Kainbacher 265 ("Rarität"). Thieme/Becker XXIV, 477. Nagler VIII, 498f. ("höchst merkwürdige Zeichnungen"). ADB XXI, 139ff. Nicht bei Blackmer oder Abbey (Travel). Nicht bei Colas.

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson, including a Journal of his Tour to the Hebrides With numerous Additions and Notes, by the Right Hon John Wilson Crocker To which are added, Two Supplementary Volumes of Johnsoniana by Hawkins, Piozzi, Murohy, Tyers, Reynolds, Malone, Nichols, Steevens, Cumberland, and others And Notes by Various Hands

      London: John Murray, 1839., 1839. 10 volumes; small 8vo. Later binding by Ramage in red half morocco with gilt titles to spines, marbled boards, marbled end papers; top edges gilt. With upwards of 50 engraved illustrations. A very attractive set.

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        Kinder-Mährchen. Neue Auflage. 2 Bl., 280 S. Mit 6 kolor. lithogr. Tafeln und 6 Vignetten nach Zeichnungen von E. T. A. Hoffmann. Illustr. Orig.-Pappbd (Kanten bestoßen, Rücken berieben, kleinerer Papierausbruch außerhalb der lithogr. Darstellung.

      Berlin, G. Reimer, 1839. - Zweite Ausgabe eines der schönsten Märchenbücher der deutschen Romantik im Originaleinband, mit den geistreichen und unkonventionellen Illustrationen von E. T. A. Hoffmann. Die Kupfer stammen noch aus den Restposten der ersten Ausgabe von 1816, die extrem selten ist und bis Anfang der 20er Jahre als verschollen galt. Das Büchlein enthält Hoffmanns berühmte Erzählung "Nußknacker und Mäusekönig", in dem er in genialer Weise Alltag und skurrile Märchenwelt verbindet und erstmals in der Kinderliteratur Spielzeug und Automaten lebendig werden läßt. Von Hoffmann ist ferner "Das fremde Kind", Contessa schrieb "Das Gastmahl" und "Das Schwerdt und die Schlagen", Fouqué steuerte "Die kleinen Leute" und "Die Kuckkasten" bei. – Stockfleckig und gebräunt wie immer, die Tafeln jedoch auf besserem Papier und meist sauberer. Exlibris Franz Kirchhoff. – Goed. VI 125, 60 und 473, 10. Wegehaupt I 1127. Salomon 346. Rümann, Kinderbücher, 205.

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        Ka Palapala Hemolele a Iehova ko kakou Akua. O ke Kauoha Kahiko i unuhiia mai ka olelo Hebera. [Buke II]. Paiia no ko Amerika Poe Hoolaha Baibala. [The Holy Scripture of Jehovah our God. The Old Testament translated from the Hebrew. Book II. Printed for the American Bible Society]

      Oahu: Na Na Misionari I Pai, '1838' but in fact, 1839. Thick octavo, a few sporadic stains, tear to penultimate leaf roughly repaired with tape, early owner's translation into English of Hawaiian title-page in ink running under printed title; a very good copy in the original calf binding, well rebacked to match. Important early Hawaiian missionary imprint: one of two separately published parts of the first printing of the Old Testament in Hawaiian, prepared for the American Bible Society at the Mission Presses at Oahu.A number of printings of various books or groups of books of the Bible had been printed as early as 1827, and the first New Testament appeared in 1835. The New Testament was reprinted in 1837, with the complete Old Testament following in 1838-9. These printings were issued quite separately, though the 1837-9 printings of New and Old Testaments are sometimes found together forming the complete Bible in Hawaiian. A second edition of the entire Bible published in 1843 was the only other complete Hawaiian Bible to appear in the nineteenth century.As is often the case with early Hawaiian printings, huge edition numbers are not reflected by current survival rates and each of the three separate components of the 1838 Bible is rare. Documents quoted by Forbes shed a deal of light on the process of publishing the Bible, and demonstrate that the two parts of the Old Testament were translated, printed, bound and sold as quite separate operations. Hiram Bingham wrote of the completion of the translation of this part that "The last portion was pronounced done a few days short of 19 years since our eyes first beheld the towering & dark mountains of Hawaii. Today is the 19th anniversary of our landing at Honolulu". However one may now regard the early missionary activities in Hawaii and the rest of the Pacific, there can be no doubt that the publication of the Bible in the native language represents one of the most significant milestones in the colonial history of the islands.An early owner has translated the title-page in ink, and the early book-ticket "Jonathan Tenney's Library" appears on the front pastedown. At some point the printed words "Buke II" have been removed from the title-page, whether at publication or by one of the subsequent owners of the volume is unclear.

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        Das schräge verengte Becken nebst einem Anhang über die wichtigsten Fehler des weiblichen Beckens.

      . Mainz, Verlag von Victor von Zabern, 1839, Folio, VIII, 118 pp., mit 16 getönten, ganzseitigen Kupfertafeln von Engelmann nach F.Wagner, geprägter Halbleinenband d.Zt.; Rüchen erneuert, minimal fleckig, feines Exemplar.. First Edition ! - - This is the rare first edition of Naegele's classic monograph, the "first description of the obliquely contracted pelvis". - - His book "Das verengte Becken" was perhaps the greatest single contribution to the study of pelvic contraction until the advent of roentgen pelvimetry. A finely executed edition was published in English in 1939 in a limited number of copies. In his preface to this Centennial Edition Hellman notes the existence of only 4 copies in America, one of them poor. - - "The first description of the oblique contracted pelvis ('Naegele pelvis'), a rare and previously unrecognized deformity. Naegele's monograph reported thirty five female and two male pelves of this type, including one discovered in an Egyptian mummy. Naegele ascribed this deformity to a fault in development, a view that still prevails." - - Naegele's "most important work concerned the anatomy of the pelvis and the problems presented by pelvic and spinal deformities in cases of difficult labor. This book ..., based on his measurements of hundreds of patients and postmortem studies, gave a new precision to morphologic knowledge. The book comprises two parts. In the first, fourteen short anatomic chapters are devoted to his measurements and calculations undertaken to establish 'detailed knowledge of the form and conditions of all the points which constitute a well-made pelvis.' The second part contains a critical history of all that had been written on the subject of the pelvic axis since the pioneer study by Hendrik van Deventer, of Leyden, in 1701. Naegele's work not only was useful in itself but also set the example for much research during the next hundred years, which culminated in the classification of pelvic variations and their effects on labor published by the American obstetricians Caldwell and Moloy in 1933" LeFanu, Lilly Library, p.179. - - Naegele's "first studies on the obstetric pelvis resulted in a richly documented monograph, Das weibliche Becken, published in 1825. In this work he took issue with the previously held view that the axis of the pelvis is affected by changes in the position of the body" Speert, Obstetric & Gynecologic Milestones, p. 179 - - Naegele (1778-1851), Professor für Geburtshilfe in Heidelberg und Direktor der dortigen Entbindungsanstalt, "war einer der hervorragendsten deutschen Geburtshelfer (des 19.) Jahrhunderts" (H.H.). "Seine Hauptverdienste sind die Förderung der Lehre vom Geburtsmechanismus und vom weiblichen Becken, dem normalen sowohl (Beckenachse, Inklination) sowie dem pathologischen (das ankylotisch schräg verengte sog. Naegelesche Becken)" Fasbender 293. - - Garrison & Morton 6257; Fasbender 293-294; Goldschmid 163; Cutter-Viets, Short History of Midwifery, p.204; Speer, Obst. & Gyn. Milestones, 172-179; Lilly Lib., 179; Heirs of Hippocrates 801; Waller 6798; Darmstaedter 334; Hirsch/H. IV, 317; Norman Coll. 1572.

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        Chromagraphie

      1839. ROUGET DE LISLE, A. Chromagraphie. Four parts in one volume. [8]; 16; 12; 8 pp. Illustrated with four wood-engraved vignettes, 10 folding chromolithographed plates showing over 100 pairs of colour arrangements numbered figs. 1-74, including a duplicate of the first plate (figs. 1-12); three engraved folding diagrams of weaving designs by Durau fils; one plate of weaving tools and two of stitching details by Leblanc. 4to., 265 x 205 mm, preserved in modern brown morocco with original illustrated wrappers bound in, ribbon place marker. Paris: Chez l'auteur, chez Pitois Levrault, 1839. |~||~||~||~||~||~| First Edition of the first practical manual to employ Chevreul's Law of Simultaneous Colour Contrast, published the same year as his famous treatise on that subject (De la loi du contraste simultanée des couleurs). Rouget de Lisle was a master weaver and student of Chevreul. In this text on tapestries he describes innovative designing, dyeing, weaving, and textile printing methods. The chromolithographed plates, including one duplicate, show the effects of adjacent colours on one another in the manner of Chevreul, while the following black-and-white engraved plates feature myriad illustrations of weaving tools and patterns. Divided into four sections, the text addresses colour as applied to tapestries and carpets; colours and materials used; compositions and reproductions of designs; and tapestries made at Gobelins and Beauvais, the two most important French tapestry manufacturers. The Bibliotheca tinctoria describes a copy like this in boards illustrated from etchings by J. Jetot, with the front cover functioning as a title-page and the imprint in a panel at the foot. The work is also found in wrappers, as here, printed from the same plates incorportating Chevreul's colour wheel, a woman weaving, flowers, fruit, and more formal decorative elements. Another version was published with a title-page and introduction, however this appears to be the first printing. Bibliotheca tinctoria 910.

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        Oliver Twist

      UK: Richard Bentley. London, Richard Bentley, 1839. Second Edition. Three volumes bound in sumptuous full patterned leather. Each with five raised bands. Books are near fine with owner names and heavy offsetting (and some foxing) to the plates. A really lovely set. . Near Fine. Hardback. 2nd Edition. 1839.

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        Nicholas Nickleby

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1839., 1839. First Edition, first issue. Octavo. Bound in contemporary half brown calf over marbled paper boards, with raised bands, blind tooling and red title label to spine; all edges marbled; brown end papers. With bookseller's ticket. Binding is rubbed, worn at corners and spine ends, joints starting, boards scratched. Fairly clean inside, though the plates are foxed. Bookseller's ticket, "Charles Thurnam, Binder, Circulating Library, Carlisle", discreet ink ownership. The first of Dickens' romances, it is perhaps most famous for its extraordinary and memorable villains, Wackford Squeers and Ralph Nickleby.

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        The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. With 39 illustrations by Phiz and portrait

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1839., 1839. First Edition, First Issue with 'visiter' for 'sister', p.123, and 'latter' for 'letter', p.160. Octavo. Contemporary half green morocco with gilt raised bands and gilt titles to spine, green cloth boards, marbled end papers and edges. Upper outer joint repaired, front endpaper neatly replaced. Some browning to plates, although a little less than usual. A sound, handsome copy. 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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        Greece

      William S. Orr & Co., London 1839 - Xxiii, 356 Pp. First Printing, 1839. Quarter Calf, Calf Tips, Over Marbled Boards, Marbled Endpapers, And With Matching Marbling To Edges Of Page Block. Binding Is Early Or Original, Wear But Nicely Refurbished, New Morocco Spine Label, Hinges Intact And Solid. Contents Very Clean, Light Foxing To A Few Plates But Almost All Are Entirely Clena And With Clean, Intact Tissue Guards. Wordsworth Was The Youngest Son Of The Rev. Dr. Christopher Wordsworth, Master Of Trinity And A Nephew Of The Poet William Wordsworth. He Was The Younger Brother Of The Classical Scholar John Wordsworth And Charles Wordsworth, Bishop Of Saint Andrews, Dunkeld And Dunblane. He Was Educated At Winchester And Trinity, Cambridge. Like His Brother Charles, He Was Distinguished As An Athlete As Well As For Scholarship. He Won The Chancellor's Gold Medal For Poetry In 1827 And 1828. He Became Senior Classic, And Was Elected A Fellow And Tutor Of Trinity In 1830; Shortly Afterwards He Took Holy Orders. He Went For A Tour In Greece In 1832-1833, And Published Various Works On Its Topography And Archaeology, The Most Famous Of Which Is "Wordsworth's" Greece (1839). In 1836 He Became Public Orator At Cambridge, And In The Same Year Was Appointed Headmaster Of Harrow, A Post He Resigned In 1844. In 1844 Sir Robert Peel Appointed Him As A Canon Of Westminster[3] (1844¿1869). He Was Vicar Of Stanford In The Vale, Berkshire (1850¿1869) And Archdeacon Of Westminster (1864¿1869). In 1869 Benjamin Disraeli Appointed Him Bishop Of Lincoln Which He Retained Until His Death In 1885. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard 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

      Wien... Paris: Pietro Mechetti qm Carlo... Simon Richault [PN P. M. 3131]. [August 1839]. 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. . First Edition. Hofmann p. 51. McCorkle p. 82. Hoboken 15, 34. The autograph of this work has been lost.

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        The Fly-Fisher's Entomology, Illustrated by Coloured Representations of the Natural and Artificial Insect And Accompanied by a few Observations and Instructions relative to Trout-and-Grayling Fishing

      London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1839. Second edition. Twenty hand-colored plates. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary half green morocco and cloth boards, handsome gilt spine. An Angling Classic

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

      London: Smith, Elder and Co. 1839., 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]

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      Wien, -, 1839.. 252 S. OBrosch.. Vgl. Buchwesen in Wien, S. 170f. - Besitzsign. a. Ebd., R. m. Japanpapier stabilisiert, stockfleckig, Gbrsp. - Selten. Einer der letzten Kataloge der Firma, bevor Klang sich selbstständig machte.

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