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        The Angler's Desideratum.

      1839 - Edinburgh: M. Anderson. 1839. 8vo. Original green cloth in custom-made green cloth fall-down-back box; pp. 48, text illustrations; very good. Provenance: bookplate of Laird of Altyr to front pastedown. First edition. Scarce, especially in original binding. An extremely attractive pocket book of angling tips and techniques with detailed advice on fly tying, "from a practice of nearly half a century". Westwood & Satchell p. 8. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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        A collection of Artist's Proof Plates of images from "American Scenery"

      1839 - A group of 32 steel engraved proofs on india paper for Bartlett's famous "American Scenery." The images are mounted uniformly on larger card and are all captioned on the card with a preliminary title for the print, in three different penciled handwriting. Some have indications of page numbers "p. 12, p. 108". The bulk of the images (18) are of New York State. The titles below are listed as they appear, (sic). The NY images include "Hudson Highlands Bull Hill; View from West Point on the Hudson N. Yk.; Crow's Nest from Bull Hill West Point; Village of Sing Sing on the Hudson; Chapel of our Lady of Coldspring; View near Anthonys Nose Hudson; Entrance to Hudson Highlands, near Newburgh; The Narrows, Lake George; Little Falls, on the Mohawk; Village of Cattskill (sic); Rail Road Scene, Little Falls; The Outlet of Niagara River; Brock's Monument; New York from Weehawken; Narrows from Fort Hamilton, N.Y.; Park & City Hall, New York; Sabbath Day Point, Lake George; The Rapids above the Falls of Niagara. The remaining images are of New England, Pennsylvania and the mid-Atlantic States. These include: Descent into Wyoming Valley; Trenton High Falls; Washington's Monument, Baltimore; East Point and Passamaquoddy Bay; Lake Winipiseogee; Notch House, White Mountains; Meredith, New Hampshire; Mount Jefferson from Mount Washington; Boston & Bunker Hill from the East; Valley of the Connecticut from Mount Holyoke; View on the Susquehanna; Northumberland, on Susquehanna; Mount Tom & the Connecticut River; Valley of the Shenandoah from Jeffersons Rock. India paper measures approx. 11 x 8 1/2"; the card measures 16 x 10 3/4". The images are pristine- the cards are uniformly tanned with a few a little foxed. An unknown previous owner has penciled at the top border of the cards "1839 artists proof of engraving from Bartletts "American Scenery". RARE." This would be easily erasable. The University of Guelph, Ontario holds an associated item, although the listing is a bit unclear. OCLC: 626941313 lists "Archival Material 119 plates (&) Thesis/dissertation/manuscript ." An interesting grouping to research the development of Bartlett's steel engravings. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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        The Aldine Edition of the British Poets: Complete 53 Volume Set (Zaehnsdorf Binding)

      William Pickering. LEATHER BOUND. B002J7OUTY William Pickering; London, 1839-1852. Hardcover. Complete 53 Volume Set. Very Good, 6 1/2 inches tall, tan uniformly full leather-bound, 5 raised bands, 6 compartments, gilt ruled boards, Aldine Poets and Volume number in gilt on second to top compartment, poet name and individual Volume number in gilt on third to top compartment, all other compartments gilt ruled/embossed decorative design, TEG with only light blemishes, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers/pastedowns, purple ribbon marker, tight binding, starting hinges, lightly sunned pages, light age spotting to text block edges/some front and back matters, moderate wear/rub marks to board corners/spine, some rub marks and discoloration to boards, some moisture damage to front/rear board Vol.37, quarter sized moisture stains to rear board Vol.28, moisture stains to top and bottom front board Vol.23, moisture stain to bottom corner of rear board Vol. 4, moderate foxing/age spotting to board of Vol. 1, 22, 44, 48, 35 and 46, front board corners frayed Vol.18, small abrasion to rear board Vol. 16. Still a nice, clean unmarked set. Spines nice with good shelf appear. 8vo[octavo or approx. 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches]. Volumes include: Chaucer (6); Dryden (5); Spenser (5); Swift (3); Burns (3); Young (2); Cowper (3); Charles Churchill (3); Thomson (2); Pope (3); Milton (3); Butler (2); Prior (2); and single volumes of each of the following: Henry Howard (Earl of Surrey); Shakespeare; Falconer; Kirk White; Goldsmith; Beattie; Parnell; Akenside; Collins; Thomas Gray; and Sir Thomas Wyatt. We pack securely and ship daily with delivery confirmation on every book. The picture on the listing page is of the actual book for sale. Additional Scan(s) are available for any item, please inquire. . Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Mark Lavendier, Bookseller]
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        Copies or Extracts ofCorrespondence since 1st April 1835, between The Secretary of State for theColonies and the Governors of the British North American Provinces,respecting THE INDIANS in those provinces. (Mr. Labouchere). Ordered, bythe House of Commons

      [London. 1839].. Soft cover. Book folio. 34.5cm, iv,171p., in the original printed blue wraps, expertlyrebacked, printed spine titles, some occasional very slight staining, afine copy, rare. (cgc) T.P.L. 2268. Not in Lande, Gagnon, Davidson, Field,Sabin, Streeter. Detailed report on native Indians of the Canadianprovinces in 1835. The correspondence relates to the Indians of Lower andUpper Canada, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, Jan.1836 - March, 1839. Despatches from Lord Glenelg, Lord Durham, Sir J.Colborne, Sir F.B. Head, Sir George Arthur, Sir C.A. FitzRoy; concerningmatters such as, reducing the expenditures by England on Indians in Upperand Lower Canada, social condition, missionaries, education, etc. .

      [Bookseller: Patrick McGahern Books, Inc. (ABAC)]
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        The Loving Ballad of Lord Bateman.

      London: Charles Tilt, 1839. First printing. Paperback. Fine. George Cruikshank. 11 plates. 12mo. Green flexible cloth with a Cruikshank illustration on the cover in gilt. Custom embroidered slipcase (newer), with hand-colored borders after Cruikshank and inset panel on upper and lower covers of embroidered material. Fine. Cohn 243. First edition, first issue, as stanza V line 2, reads wine. Pagination in the center of the page (in the body of the book). The last page is No. 40. Eight pages of advertisements. Clarke, Printers, Silver Street, Falcon Square verso of title-page and at the foot of page 40. Fine. Notated music after Cruikshanks preface. Booksellers tag of W.H. Dalton, 28 Cockspur St., Charing Cross. This poem was a personal favorite of Cruikshanks, and he was known to utilize a costume from table-covers, table-napkins, and antimacassars or anything else he could lay his hands on to deliver his rousing rendition of Lord Bateman, the tune of which appears notated just before the first page of text.

      [Bookseller: G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, IL]
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        Billet mit eigenh. Paraphe. O. O., 24. IV. 1839.

      1839. ½ S. auf gefalt. Doppelblatt. 8vo. "Il y a bien longtems que je ne vous ai vu, & je desire beaucoup comter avec vous. Veuilles venir me voir - demain matin à onze heures".

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        "GO AHEAD!!" THE CROCKETT ALMANAC 1840 [wrapper title]

      Nashville: Published by Ben Harding, 1839. 33,[3]pp. including illustrations. Original pictorial wrappers, string-tied. Light dust soiling to wrappers, slightly worn at edges. Scattered foxing. A very good copy. Volume 2, No. 2 of the Crockett almanacs, with the usual stories of mayhem and heroism in the West, graphically illustrated. The illustration on the front wrapper shows the great scout being startled by an owl while the rear illustration, captioned "The Way They Travel in the West," shows a man in a boat being wildly pulled by two sea serpents. Other illustrations include "Col. Crockett beat at a shooting match," "Account of a goose pulling," "Indian notions," "Ben Harding's account of a shipwreck," "The Heroine of Kaintuck," and "Col. Crockett and the bear and the swallows." STREETER SALE 4189. HOWES C897, "aa." DRAKE 13416. ALLEN IMPRINTS 1545. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 55899.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        GO AHEAD!!" THE CROCKETT ALMANAC 1840 [wrapper title].

      Nashville: Published by Ben Harding, [1839]. - 33,[3]pp. including illustrations. Original pictorial wrappers, string- tied. Light dust soiling to wrappers, slightly worn at edges. Scattered foxing. A very good copy. Volume 2, No. 2 of the Crockett almanacs, with the usual stories of mayhem and heroism in the West, graphically illustrated. The illustration on the front wrapper shows the great scout being startled by an owl while the rear illustration, captioned "The Way They Travel in the West," shows a man in a boat being wildly pulled by two sea serpents. Other illustrations include "Col. Crockett beat at a shooting match," "Account of a goose pulling," "Indian notions," "Ben Harding's account of a shipwreck," "The Heroine of Kaintuck," and "Col. Crockett and the bear and the swallows." STREETER SALE 4189. HOWES C897, "aa." DRAKE 13416. ALLEN IMPRINTS 1545. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 55899.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Original Sketches and Rhymes...for the Bazaar at Leeds.

      Whitsuntide, 1839.(). Large 4to. Poems and 7 etchings by Redgrave, AWC. Creswick, Ewe, Cope and others. These artists formed The Etching Club in 1840 and these works are therefore early and scarce. Weston Gallery, London. Catalogue 10A, 1980. Victorian Etchers.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Cutch or Random Sketches taken during a residence in one of the Northern Provinces of Western India  interspersed with Legends and Traditions

      First edition.   Coloured map and plates (one double page) with further vignettes in the text with a lithograph half-title. 8vo.  Original cloth, new leather spine. xix,283, 6 ads. London, Smith Elder,

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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        [Pre-Raphaelite Stained Glass Watercolor Design- Thomas WIlliam Camm, Camm Studios] Exquisite Watercolor Triptych

      Spectacular large square triptych watercolor stained-glass design by Thomas William Camm, mounted onto thick cardboard. Written in calligraphic hand by Camm below the paintings, but on the artboard: "T. W. Camm * No. 487 * Smethwick." Expertly painted with a high degree of detail and skill. Thomas William Camm (1839-1912), founder, chief artist/designer and manufacturer of stained glass in England, opening operation in 1865 as Camm Brothers in Smethwick, and later, "The Studio." Thomas Camm was one of the most accomplished stained glass designers of the period. The American architect Ralph Adams Cram wrote "at the present moment a large number of artists in England are producing work of most singular beauty and perfection. Amongst these I have no hesitation in placing Mr. Camm easily as the first". His daughter Florence Camm produced most of the artwork for the company after his death in 1912. The studio won medals in Paris in 1878, Sydney in 1879 and in Turin in 1911 and commissions came in from America, Spain, New Zealand and India. Dozens of churches, institutions and private homes in England still boast stained glass windows designed by Camm and his daughter. Near fine. Provenance: Directly from Camm Studio Estate.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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      - Drawn from nature and on stone. Pp. [ii](dedication leaf)+[2](explanation of plates), 26 lithographic plates on 25 sheets (including the pictorial title page), most with tissue guards; impl. folio; dark green qr. leather, the gilt lettered spine quite worn and grazed, upper joint starting, green cloth boards, upper board lettered in gilt, lightly worn, the edges more so; hinges reinforced at endpapers but internally cracked, with some plates loosening, scattered foxing (heavier on text leaves) and slight soiling, a little minor wear & tear; the author, London, 1839. *Shabby copy. Samuel Swarbreck was a London-based painter who exhibited at the Royal Academy in the 1850s and 1860s. These sketches, mostly architectural, were made during his 1837 tour of Scotland. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kay Craddock - Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Panorama der Oesterreichischen Monarchie, Oder malerisch-romantisches Denkbuch der schönsten und merkwürdigsten Gegenden derselben, der Gletscher, Hochgebirge, Alpenseen und Wasserfälle, bedeutender Städte mit ihrem Kathedralen, Pallästen und alterthümlichen Bauwerken, berühmter Badeörter, Schlösser, Burgen und Ruinen, so wie der interessantesten Donau-Ansichten. Mit Stahlstichen von den vorzüglichsten englischen und deutschen Künstler nach eigends zu diesem Werke aufgenommenen Originalzeichnungen. Zweiter Band.

      Pesth - Leipzig, Hartleben`s, 1839. 255 + 3 S. Priv. Hld. der Zeit. Mit allen 39 Tafeln. Einer von drei Bänden. Apart. - R. berieben, Exlibris a. V., tlw. stockfleckig, eine Tafel gelockert, leichte Gbrsp. - Mit Ansichten von dem Dom zu Mailand, Aschach, Babakai, Säusenstein, Markusplatz Venedig, Ottensheim, Klissura - Tafel, Gaming, Aggstein, Josephsplatz Wien, Vißegràd, Ellbogen Böhmen, Innere des Domes zu Mailand, Peterwardein, Tetschen,große Hof im Palazzo Ducale Venedig, Engelhardszell, Stift Mölk [Melk], Stephansdom Wien, Semlin, St. Michael NÖ, Mehadia, Marbach u. Maria-Taferl, Illok, Murazzi bei Venedig, Göttweih, Franzensveste bei rixen, Verona, Palazzo della Raggione Vicenza, Graben in Wien, Dom von Como, Comersee, Kapelle St. Cosmos u. Damian Alt-Bunzlau, Königswart, Torbole, Domkirche zu St. Veit Prag, Grabmal Hl. Nepomuk ebendort in Prag und Felsengallerie bei Varenna. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Austriaca

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        Report on Bootan

      1839 - First edition. 3 maps coloured in outline (one folding) & one double-page folding section map, with a folding table included within the pagination. 8vo. Attractive contemporary polished calf, gilt, rebacked with old black morocco labels laid down. 212pp. Calcutta, Huttmann, Bengal Military Orphan Press, Particularly scarce and important work on the Kingdom of Bhutan, which is situated high in the Eastern Himalayas, between China and India. The detailed report is divided into several sections and sub sections dealing with the geography, the infrastructure, the government and people, agriculture, political relations &c.&. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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        The Owenite's escape from the charnel-house, and blow-up of the Ostamachia; being a reply to Mr. F.R. Lees' pamphlet entitled 'The Owenite Anatomized'.

      Manchester; A. Heywood 1839 - 12mo., 24pp., preserved in modern wrappers with printed label on upper cover. A very good copy. First (only?) edition. 'All hail to the anatomist! We are glad to renew our acquaintance with the 'dissector of Owenism', under his new title .'. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Drury Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        Marguerite Aubert

      - Librairie sociale, Paris 1839, 13,5x20,5cm, 2 volumes reliés. - rarissima edizione originale. Leganti rosso pieno vitello smaltato, torna liscia decorate con motivi floreali dorati, in pelle di vitello nera come mostre, dorato rullo sui tappi, fotogrammi in bianco e reti oro quadruple arredate in pennacchi, cappucci dorati su piatti carta marmorizzata, guardie e contreplats rosa marginalmente carta sporca, tutti i bordi dorato, oro bordato teste e le code dei tagli, attacchi del tempo. Qualche leggero attrito sui piatti, pochi foxing. Bella e rara copia di questo libro dedicato al suo amico Beranger stabilito Dand un elegante romantico legame contemporaneo. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Édition originale très rare. Reliures en plein veau glacé rouge, dos lisses ornés de motifs végétaux dorés, pièces de titre de veau noir, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes, encadrements de quadruples filets noirs et dorés agrémentés, en écoinçons, de fleurons dorés sur les plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier rose marginalement salis, toutes tranches dorées, lisérés dorés en têtes et en queues des coupes, reliures de l'époque. Quelques légers frottements sur les plats, quelques petites rousseurs. Bel et rare exemplaire de cet ouvrage dédié à son ami Béranger établi dand une élégante reliure romantique de l'époque. 

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        Black's Picturesque Tourist of Scotland : With an Accurate Travelling Map; Engraved Charts and Views of the Scenery; Plans of Edinburgh and Glasgow; and a Copious Itinerary

      Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black 1839. vii, 415, (3) pp. Contemporary blind-stamped cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Boards slightly marked & stained. Two hand-coloured folding maps, two plans, 6 plates, including frontis and one double, and 4 overlaid mini-maps. Internally clean. Binding firm. First edition, published 1839, of the first of Black's Guide Books. In Very Good condition. . Very Good. Blind-stamped Cloth. First Edition. 1839. 8vo..

      [Bookseller: Fosters' Bookshop]
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        Pracht-Flora Europaeischer Schimmelbildungen. Mit XXV colorierten Tafeln.

      Leipzig und Dresden, Gerhard Fleischer, 1839. - Large folio (48x32 cm). 19th century half cloth, with cornerpieces; gilt title on spine, covers with marbled paper. p.iii-viii (half-title (= i-ii) missing) and 56 pp. with the descriptions of the plates. With 24 (of 25), black and white, lithographed plates designed by Corda. - Plates not coloured, plate XIV missing, but still an interesting item of a famous and beautiful mycological atlas, printed in a very small number: 100 or 200 copies only . - Very rare 1800g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Emile Kerssemakers ILAB]
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        Antique Book-VOYAGE A SURINAM-LITHOGRAPH-Madou-Lauters-Benoit-1839

      - Bruxelles: Societe des Beaux-Arts, De Wasme & Laurent. Folio: [iv], 76, [plates] pp. Half vellum. Later half vellum over marbled boards. The plates lithographed by Madou & Lauters after the drawings by Benoit. "Benoit visited Surinam in 1830-1831, purely out of interest. He was an outsider without financial interest in Surinam and therefore could look at the country and its inhabitants with a slightly ironical look. The book thanks its succes to the lithographs. Voyage a Surinam is meant as a platework, the text is subordinate to the images. Nevertheless the text is interesting, as Benoit declares himself against slave trade. He was not an abolitionist, but pleaded for a humane treatment of slaves." (Paraphrased from Kolfin). References: Sabin 4737, Van Doorne/Van Kempen 0580a, Kolfin p. 61-69. Chine-colleé lithographed plates: a lithographed title, and 49 plates (with 99 images). A wood engraved vignette to the title page. Illustrations by: Madou & Lauters Antique Book, titled: 'Voyage a Surinam: Description des Possessions Neerlandais dans la Guyane.', by: P.J. Benoit. Important work on Surinam, illustrated with lithographs after the author's drawings, showing views of Paramaribo, villages, architecture, markets, dancing festivals, a funeral procession, costumes, games, billard-playing, native utensils, jungle scenes, natural history etc.Author(s): P.J. Benoit. Pierre-Jacques Benoit (Antwerp 1782-1854 Brussels) was a Belgian author and artist. He is mainly remembered for the drawings and travel journal he made during a voyage in Surinam. Illustrated by: Paul Lauters (1806-1875) and Jean-Baptiste Madou (1796-1877) were Belgian artists and pioneers in lithography. Condition: Good, given age. Scattered light foxing (as usual for paper of this period), in the margins and on the plates. Board edges a little rubbed, corners bumped. Folio: 13.71 x 18.87 inch. Folio: 34.8 x 47.9 cm. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Lettres inédites de Marie Stuart, accompagnées de diverses dépêches et instructions, 1558 -- 1587.

      Fine. Publiées par le Prince Alexandre Labanoff. Paris: Chez Merlin, Librarie Quai des Augustins, 7. Firmin Didot Frères, Libraries, rue Jacob, 56, 1839. Large 8vo, 25.5 cm x 16.5 cm, [i (blank) ; lix ; 344 pages ; i (Errata) ; i (blank)]. Bound in red quarter straight-grained roan, with a gilt title. Fine. First edition, a large, untrimmed copy, to which has been added a letter from the editor to Monsieur Guillaume, Juge au Tribunal à Besançon, dated 15 fevrier 1839, and a tipped-in leaf with a fragment of red silk damask cut from the canopy hanging over Queen Marys bed at Holyrood House. The text, in French, of the owner, Monsieur Guillaume of Besançon, a Judge, relates the history of this secular relic of the Scottish queen, which came into his possession through the Duke and Duchess of Bordeaux. Additionally, Prince Lobanov-Rostovskii preserved in this, his own copy, two fragments of the sash worn by Charles X, the younger brother of Louis XVIII and Louis XVI, when he left France at Cherbourg for his exile in England in 1830. The Prince Labanoff was the first major editor of Queen Marys letters and the first important collector of the surviving secular relics relating to her life. Also laid in the book is a lithographed facsimile of a letter from Réné dAnjou dated 1436, Duke of Bar, Anjou and Lorraine, while imprisoned after being defeated in defense of his title as Duke of Lorraine, addressed to the people of Salins, granting them lettres patentes, in recognition of their help in raising his ransom.

      [Bookseller: G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, IL]
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        Epistolarum ad Familiares

      Ex Typis J.B. Seguin, NAPOLI 1839 - LATINO Volume in non buone condizioni, coperta mancante al piatto posteriore, dorso parzialmente scoperto, macchie e imbrunimento alla pergamena, taglio fortemente puntinato e annerito, viziatura ai margini delle pagine diffusa, fruibilità dell'opera non compromessa, frontespizio completo nei riferimenti, opera preceduta da biografia a cura di Paulo Manutio, testo su colonn, da segnalare ultima pagina interamente annerita, legatura precaria nella parte posteriore del volume

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        Nicholas Nickleby

      Chapman and Hall, 1839. Hardcover. Very Good. Chapman and Hall, London 1839. First Edition / First Printing / First State. Dated 1839 with no additional dates. All text errors present. Leather boards. Illustrated. "visiter" for "sister" p. 123 line 17; "flys" for "flies" p. 245 line 10; "visiters" instead of "visitors" p. 272 line 2; "incontestible" for "incontestable" p. 297 line 22; "suprise"for "surprise" p. 586 line 24. Book Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, rounded corners, removed bookplate at the endpaper, Age toning.

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        Wanderung nach dem Orient im Jahre 1838.

      München, Franz, 1839. - Mit lithographierten Portrait und lithographierter Notentafel. 2 Blatt, 272 Seiten, 2 Blatt (Verlagsanzeigen). Bedruckter Original-Pappband. Erste Ausgabe. Ibrahim Hilmy II, 25. Vgl. Kainbacher 264. Lentner 3822. Pfister I, 1731. Röhricht 389. Tobler 161 (jeweils die 2. Ausg. 1840). Bereist wurden Ägypten, Nubien, Palästina, Syrien und Malta. Nur leicht fleckig, ansonsten sehr schönes Exemplar. Sehr selten [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael Meyer-Pomplun]
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        Preces Quotidanae In Usum Seminarii Archiepiscopalis - Omniumque Clericorum Et Sacerdotum

      Dumont-Schauberg in Köln. Aus dem Jahr 1839. Kl.-8 (17,5 cm hoch). Gebunden, Halbleder, Goldschnitt, 270 Seiten. Der Deckel vorn und Rückseitig mit Rißstellen, leichte Unsauberkeiten, berieben. Nur geringfügige Randläsuren, der Rücken in gutem Zustand, nur das untere Kapital etwas stärker beschabt. Die Seiten durchgehend braunfleckig an den Rändern, aber in insgesamt sehr gutem, sauberen Zustand, keine Eintragungen, nicht einmal ein Besitzvermerk. Dürfte die Erste- und einzige Auflage sein, auf dem Vorsatz mit einer "Corrigenda" Es werden mehrere Scans hochgeladen. Nachfragen werden gern beantwortet. - In lateinischer Sprache ausgeführte Schrift des Theologen. Der "SS. Theologiae Doctor et Seminarii Archepiesc. Colon. Subregens." Dozierte am Priesterseminar des Erzbistums Köln über Moraltheologie und Liturgie.

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        A letter to the Lord Lieutenant and Magistrates of the County of Norfolk, on the proposed innovation in the rural police.

      Swaffam: for J. Hatchard London. n.d 1839 - 8vo., (2) + 71 + (1)pp., first two leaves foxed, contemporary half calf over marbled boards, sometime neatly rebacked, spine gilt and lettered. A presentation copy inscribed in ink at head of title-page 'J. Seppings Esqr. From the Author'.> First edition. The Rev. Charles Brereton (1790-1868), Rector of Little Massingham in Norfolk, was one of those philanthropic and intelligent country parsons who not only took notice of the evidence of rural hardship among the peasantry but actually tried to do something about it. He published several reports, letters and papers during the 1820s and 1830s, all directed at ameliorating the plight of the rural poor. Scarce: only BL + Aberdeen + Southampton in COPAC. Not in Goldsmiths, Kress or Williams.> [bound with], BRERETON, C.D.> A refutation of the first report of the Constabulary Force Commissioners Part I [and Part II and Concluding Part].> London: Simkin, Marshall, and Co. n.d. [1839?] Three parts, 8vo., vii + (1) + 83 + (3) and iv + (2) + 89 + (3) and (4) + 112pp., with a folding table in the first part, all in fine state of preservation, the first part with an autograph presentation inscription ('J. Seppings Esqr. from the Author'>). First editions of all three parts. The present series of three Refutations> of the proposed Norfolk Constabulary was written following the County Police Act> of 1839 which established the Norfolk Constabulary as one of the first county forces to be formed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Every Man His Own Butler. By the author of the "History and Description of Modern Wines."

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

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        ADDRESS TO THE PUBLIC [caption title]

      [Washington, Ms, 1839. Broadside, 15 1/2 x 13 inches. Single vertical fold through center, small pin hole. Minutely toned. Near fine. A prospectus for Jefferson College, providing course information and names of professors, most notably Jacob Ammen, who was a West Pointer, teacher of military engineering, and eventually lieutenant colonel in the 12th Ohio Volunteers under McClellan. A key point is the argument that the local boys must be kept close to home and away from the evil influence of the abolitionists of the North. Wales writes: "At this very moment, a formidable contest has commenced between North and South, from the possible results of which the eye of the patriot instinctively surely becomes us to preserve our children from any influence that might mislead their judgement or weaken their patriotism. To do this effectively WE MUST KEEP THEM AT HOME!" Good evidence of defending regional education in the antebellum South. Rare. HUMMEL, SOUTHEASTERN BROADSIDES 1088. OCLC 47163080, 18546706.

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        Le Vieux Paris. Reproduction des monumens qui n'existent plus dans la capitale, d'après les dessins de F.-A. Pernot, exécutés avec l'autorisation de M. le Préfet de la Seine, et acquis pour la Bibliothèque de la ville ; lithograhiés par Nouveaux et Asselineau.

      Paris, Jeanne et Dero-Becker, 1838-1839, - in-folio, [27] ff. de texte non chiffrés (titre et explication des planches), un plan du vieux Paris et 80 lithographies sur 59 planches (les vues 5-6, 7-8, 13-14, 15-16, 21-22, 23-24, 29-30, 31-32, 37-38, 39-40, 45-46, 47-48, 53-54, 55-56, 61-62, 63-64, 69-70, 71-72, 77-78 et 79-80 sont regroupées sur une même planche), demi-basane aubergine, dos lisse orné de filets dorés, guirlande à froid sur les plats (reliure de l'époque). Faibles épidermures, rousseurs, mais bon exemplaire. Edition originale. Cet album très peu commun est à rapprocher, dans un autre genre, des photographies que la préfecture de Paris commanditera deux décennies plus tard à Marville pour fixer l'aspect des monuments de la capitale que l'haussmanisme ravageait de façon irrémédiable. Ici, en pleine période romantique, le propos est un peu différent : les dessins commandités au peintre haut-marnais Pernot (1793-1865) ont pour but de rendre en général non pas des monuments en cours de destruction, mais ceux déjà détruits et dont aucun vestige ne subsistait plus sous la Monarchie de Juillet (exemple : la Bastille, le Temple, l'Hôtel de Pernelle, etc.) ; la plupart du temps, des édifices médiévaux qui n'avaient pas résisté aux bouleversements révolutionnaires. La limite du genre est là : l'artiste a souvent reproduit en les interprétant d'anciennes représentations peintes ou gravées ; la proportion, la perspective et le contexte manquent trop souvent (par exemple, l'enclos du Temple apparaît sans constructions adjacentes, alors qu'il était immergé au-milieu d'autres bâtiments, de rues, d'échoppes éphémères, etc.). De surcroît, les époques sont mêlées, même si la date est signalée. Tel quel, il offre cependant un intéressant panorama du Paris disparu avant même la révolution industrielle. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Processo originale degli untori nella peste del 1630.Milano, a spese degli Editori , 1839.

      Milano, a spese degli Editori 1839 - Cm. 21,5, pp. 464. Con una tavola bellissima incisa in rame f.t. (raffigurante scene della "peste manzoniana"). Bella legatura coeva in mezza pelle con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro al dorso. Sporadiche e trascurabili fioriture. Ben conservato. Edizione originale degli atti del processo contro i presunti untori. Il volume precede di un solo anno la la cosiddetta Quarantana (Manzoni, I Promessi Sposi - Colonna infame, 1840) e a questo proposito gli editori auspicano che proprio Manzoni possa attingere da questi documenti elementi integrativi per la propria imminente edizione figurata. Cfr. Hoepli, 842; Lozzi, 2671; Iccu. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Journal of a Residence in England, and of a Journey from and to Syria, of Their Royal Highnesses Reeza Koolee Meerza, Najaf Koolee Meerza, and Taymoor Meerza, of Persia. To which are prefixed some Particulars respecting Modern Persia, and the Death of the late Shah. Originally written in Persian by Najaf Koolee Meerza, and translated, with Explanatory Notes by Assaad Y. Kayat.

      [London:] printed for private circulation only [by W. Tyler, 1839] - 2 volumes (197 × 120 mm). Original blue-green cloth, rebacked with the original blind-ruled and gilt-lettered spines laid down, sides decoratively panel-stamped in blind with central bouquet vignettes gilt, fore and bottom edges untrimmed, yellow surface-paper endpapers. Tips bumped and rubbed, a little faint marking to cloth, contents toned, a few leaves faintly dog-eared, vol. 1 slightly shaken between sigs. M and N but holding. A good copy. Lithographic facsimile of letter from the author as frontispiece. First edition of this intriguing account of the first visit to England by any member of a Persian ruling dynasty (Monthly Review, vol. 3, 1839). "As the British became more deeply invested in protecting interests in India, relations with Persia became complex. In 1834, several sons of the late Fath Ali Shah claimed the right to rule Persia, creating the possibility of civil war. The British entered the fray, supporting one son and containing other claimants. [Firman Firman] who was imprisoned [by the new ruler Mohammed Shah, r. 1834–48] begged his sons to travel to England to plead the case for his release and protection of the family. This memoir of the successful visit captures the British fascination with their first visitors of the Persian ruling class. While the government negotiated the diplomatic situation, the princes were toured through the country and fêted across fashionable London. The enthusiastic diarist offers extensive (and sometimes exaggerated) descriptions of his experiences, which included a meeting with Princess Victoria with introductions performed by Sir Gore Ouseley" (Harry Ransom Centre). The three princes travelled to England by way of Damascus, where the British consul John Farren provided them with his interpreter Assaad Kayat, a Syrian Christian who later became agent for the Church of England Society for Promoting Christian Education in Syria. The account describes the recent history of Persia and the bloody accession of Mohammed Shah, the princes' outward voyage (which also took in Lebanon and Egypt), their stay in London, and the return journey through Germany, Austria, Hungary and Wallachia. Rare in commerce: two copies only traced at auction. Wilson p. 155. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The History of the Rise and Progress of the New British Province of South Australia; including particulars descriptive of its soil, climate, natural productions, &c. and proofs of its superiority to all other British colonies. Embracing also a full account of the South Australian Company, with hints to various classes of emigrants, and numerous letters from settlers concerning wages, provisions, their satisfaction with the colony, &c

      London, Smith, Elder, 1839 [second edition]/ 1839. Octavo, viii, 224, [2], [9] (advertisements) pages plus 4 lithographs, 2 folding maps and a folding table. Original gilt- and blind-stamped light brown cloth slightly rubbed and bumped at the extremities; spine a little sunned; minimal foxing to the plates; a most attractive copy. Apart from dropping the original title ('on the ground [sic] of vagueness and liability to misconstruction') and outing himself as author, only the title page and two-page preface distinguish the first and second edition texts.

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        Marguerite Aubert

      Very rare first edition.Binders in full red velvet calf, smooth back decorated with golden vegetal motifs, pieces of black veal title, golden wheels on the headdresses, frames of quadruple black and golden fillets embellished, in spandrels, golden florets on the plates of marbled paper, Guards and plinths of pink marginally soiled paper, all golden edges, edged golden heads and tails of the cups, bindings of the time.Some slight rubbing on the boards, some small foxinges.Beautiful and rare copy of this book dedicated to his friend Béranger established in an elegant romantic Contemporary binding. Librairie sociale Paris 1839 13,5x20,5cm 2 volumes reliés

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        Ouvrage sur l?ébénisterie, dédié aux Fabricans, contenant une grande collection de modèles variés de meubles nouveaux qui se fabriquent à Paris, et qui sont dessinés avec échelle de proportion, plans, élévations, coupes et tous les détails nécessaires à leur exécution. par Michel Jansen, professeur de dessin et compositeur de meubles, ci-devant fabricant.

      Se vend chez l?auteur, rue de la Contrescarpe Saint-Antoine n° 70 à Paris, 1839, - in-4to, oblong, 2 ff. (titre avec la date de 1839 (le 9 corrigé à la main) et l? introduction) + 38 planches lithographiques, coloriées à la main, reliure en d.-cuir originale, plats couverts de papier dominoté, devant avec titre doré et date 1839. Charnière à l?intéreur devant fendue. L?auteur voulant faciliter aux fabricans de meubles leurs études et ouvrages, leur offre dans le présent cahier les fruits de ses travaux. lui-même fabricant pendant 7 ans, il propose 80 modèles de meubles modernes composés dans le dernier goût (1839!). Ouvrage rare édité à compte d?auteur. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1839 First edition in book form, with an authorial inscription "Tuesday Twenty Ninth June 1869. Faithfully yours, Charles Dickens" ending with his characteristic swirled underline, on a slip of Gads Hill Place letterhead tipped to the front free endpaper. From the library of William Brodie (1799-1873), 22nd Thane and Chief of Clan Brodie, of Brodie Castle in Morayshire, with his armorial bookplate to the front pastedown and his gilt crest at the head of the spine. brAs the letterhead indicates, Dickens was back at home in June 1869, recuperating from various ailments exacerbated by his constant reading tours. Having only just returned from a reading tour in Ireland in January and against the advice of friends, Dickens traveled north to Edinburgh in February 1869, however, having only been in the city two days before he felt it necessary to consult Professor James Syme, the celebrated surgeon. He ignored Syme's advice to rest and continued to Glasgow, before returning to London, then back to more readings in Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Leeds, Blackburn, and Preston, a frantic schedule which led to an enforced summer rest.brThe likeliest explanation for the presence of the inscription in this volume is that Dickens had met Brodie during his Scottish sojourn earlier that year, either in Edinburgh or Glasgow, and sent him the inscription to insert into his book when he was at leisure to do so. Among all Dickens's novels, Nicholas Nickleby may have especially amused Brodie by the appearance in the book of his near namesake, John Browdie. by Brodie was a Scottish aristocrat who had inherited his titles and castle on the death of his grandfather James in 1824; he subsequently engaged the prolific architect William Burn to enlarge Brodie Castle. He also succeeded his grandfather as Lord Lieutenant of Nairn, the British monarch's personal representative in that county. Books from the library at Brodie were sold at Sotheby's 1819 December 1962, 12 July 1971, 2 October 1978, and 18 December 1978. A manuscript catalog of the library is in the National Library of Scotland.brDickens had some family connections in Scotland: he had married Catherine, eldest daughter of the respected Scottish journalist and man of letters, George Hogarth (although they separated in May 1858).

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        Sketches by Boz. With forty illustrations by George Cruikshank. New edn, complete.

      Chapman & Hall. 1839 - Engr. title, plates. Contemp. half calf by T. Sowler of Manchester, spine gilt in compartments, black leather label; some expertly executed minor repairs to head of spine. Armorial bookplate of John Hargreaves. v.g. The first collected edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ADDRESS TO THE PUBLIC [caption title].

      [Washington, Ms. ]. 1839 - Broadside, 15 1/2 x 13 inches. Single vertical fold through center, small pin hole. Minutely toned. Near fine. A prospectus for Jefferson College, providing course information and names of professors, most notably Jacob Ammen, who was a West Pointer, teacher of military engineering, and eventually lieutenant colonel in the 12th Ohio Volunteers under McClellan. A key point is the argument that the local boys must be kept close to home and away from the evil influence of the abolitionists of the North. Wales writes: "At this very moment, a formidable contest has commenced between North and South, from the possible results of which the eye of the patriot instinctively surely becomes us to preserve our children from any influence that might mislead their judgement or weaken their patriotism. To do this effectively WE MUST KEEP THEM AT HOME!" Good evidence of defending regional education in the antebellum South. Rare. HUMMEL, SOUTHEASTERN BROADSIDES 1088. OCLC 47163080, 18546706.

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        History and general views of the Sandwich Islands' mission

      New York: Taylor & Dodd, 1839. First edition, 12mo, pp. 268; orig. brown cloth, gilt-lettered spine; spine ends a little cracked and bare spots neatly inpainted; modest foxing; old library label removed from spine; old manuscript ex-libris on blank flyleaf reading "No. 159 David Whitcombs Apprentice Library, Templeton, 1848; a good, sound copy. Forbes 1141: "The text contains two parts. The first two chapters are on the early history of the Islands up to the visit of Captain Cook. Chapter III, Introduction of Christianity, discusses Hawaii between Captain Cook's death and the arrival of the first missionaries ... Following this is a general history of the progress of the mission..." American Imprints 55361; Sabin 19991.

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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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        Contributions to Electricity and Magnetism. No. III. - On Electro-Dynamic Induction. Read Novemb. 2, 1838. Extracted [i.e., offprint] from the Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, Vol. 6.

      Philadelphia: Printed by James Kay, Jun. & Brothers, 1839. First edition, author's presentation offprint, of the third and most important part of Henry's Contributions to Electricity and Magnetism. Following on from his discovery of electromagnetic self-induction in 1832, in the present paper Henry extends his results on 'galvanic' electricity (current produced by batteries) to the inductive effects of static electricity. Along the way, he established the principle of the electrical transformer, which was crucial to later nineteenth-century science and technology. Henry himself considered the findings reported in this paper "the most important I have ever made" (see below). OCLC lists only one copy of this offprint (Yale Medical Library). Provenance: Presentation inscription in the author's hand on the title page, "To the Rev. Professor Hitchcock with the respects of the author." The recipient is probably Edward Hitchcock (1793-1864), ordained Congregationalist pastor, Professor of Chemistry and Natural History at Amherst College (1825-1845), of Natural Theology and Geology (1845-1864), and third President of the College (1845-1854). Like Henry himself, Hitchcock was a founding member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 1830, when he was an instructor in mathematics at The Albany Academy (New York), Joseph Henry (1797-1878) was the first to observe the phenomena of electromagnetic mutual- and self-induction (the production of a voltage in a wire as a result of a varying current in another, or the same, wire). He failed to publish his results, however, until 1832, after he had seen Faraday's own publication on mutual induction in the first series of his 'Experimental Researches in Electricity.' Henry's paper, 'On the production of currents and sparks of electricity from magnetism' (American Journal of Science and Arts, Vol. 22, No. 2, July 1832), established his priority in the discovery of self-induction, although Faraday took the honour of being the first to publish the discovery of mutual induction. "Joseph Henry's discovery of self induction in 1832 was the first appearance of a major US discovery in electricity since Benjamin Franklin" ( In the autumn of 1832 Henry took up a professorship at the College of New Jersey (later to become Princeton University). Initially lacking suitable equipment and with a heavy teaching load, Henry did not resume his experiments on electromagnetism until the late summer of 1834. He resolved to publish his new results in a series of papers in the Transactions of the American Philosophical Society entitled 'Contributions to Electricity and Magnetism,' probably modeled on Faraday's series of 'Experimental Researches' published in the Philosophical Transactions. The first two 'Contributions' appeared back-to-back in 1835 in Vol. V of the Transactions. The first described a new galvanic battery he had constructed in his Princeton laboratory. The second was prompted by Henry's reading, early in 1835, of the ninth series of Faraday's 'Experimental Researches' in which Faraday set out his own conclusions on self-induction. To ensure his priority in the discovery of self-induction, Henry hastily published 'On the influence of a spiral conductor in increasing the intensity of electricity from a galvanic arrangement of a single pair, etc.' (Contribution No. II), which essentially repeated the findings described in his 1832 paper. After the publication of Contribution No. II, Henry wrote to a colleague that "many new suggestions were presented to my mind which required immediate testing by direct experiment. The result was that the subject grew very rapidly under my investigations and has opened quite a field of research." Henry particularly wished to investigate "the inductive effects of static electricity - specifically, fleeting discharges of Leyden jars into various circuits. These experiments on "common" or "ordinary" electricity complemented his previous investigations involving "galvanic" currents from batteries" (Moyer, Joseph Henry (1997), p. 165). But his progress was again delayed - this time by the restoration of Princeton's Philosopher's Hall (which he had instigated) and an 1837 trip to Europe (when he first met Faraday) - and it was not until the spring of 1838 that he was able to resume his research. By early autumn "he wrote to American colleagues that he considered his findings "the most important I have ever made" and projected that his eventual report would contain "a greater number of new generic facts than any I have ever published"... "Henry published his full findings on static electricity the next year, in 1839, as the third in his APS "Contributions to Electricity and Magnetism." The lengthy, rambling article, which he distributed to a large circle of colleagues at home and abroad, enjoyed a generally positive reception by a wide readership and would be frequently translated and reprinted. The article even would provide incentive for Faraday and Wheatstone to nominate Henry for the most revered scientific prize in Great Britain, if not the world. Though ultimately unsuccessful, Henry would become one of five nominees in 1839 for the Royal Society's Copley Medal [the eventual winner was Robert Brown, of Brownian motion]. "Early in his new article, Henry summarized the distinction between two types of induction that Faraday had recognized in 1831; he then justified his commitment to exploring, in not only galvanic but also ordinary electricity, the lesser known type. On the one hand, many researchers were developing what he credited as Faraday's (not his own) discovery of the magnetic induction of currents. These researchers were striving particularly to perfect the associated "magneto-electrical machine" - a popular, embryonic electric generator, nicknamed a "magneto," that produced a series of alternating bursts of current. On the other hand, he was alone in extending "the purely electrical part of Dr. Faraday's admirable discovery." By this "purely electrical part" Henry meant Faraday's ancillary finding that a changing galvanic current in a wire induces an oppositely flowing current in a parallel wire. Henry believed that this "Volta-electric induction" helped explain self-induction, the action of a current on itself rather than solely on a parallel wire ... Moreover, although he devoted most ink to examples involving galvanic rather than static electricity, he established that Volta-electric induction in galvanic electricity had a counterpart in ordinary electricity. That is, he found that, in analogy to the galvanic case, the discharge of a Leyden jar's ordinary electricity into a wire induced a current in a parallel wire. Since it was common practice to speak of "statical" induction in ordinary electricity and of "dynamic" induction in galvanic currents, Henry would dub this new area of study the "dynamic induction of ordinary electricity." He considered the induction of currents using static electricity an important finding because - as he remarked in his article, and then emphasized to his Princeton students - Faraday had cast doubt on the possibility. Indeed, Henry's results caught Faraday's attention; in the fall of 1839, about when he nominated Henry for the Copley Medal, he mentioned in his diary his intention "to work on Henry's late dynamic induction experiments." "Henry also showed the existence of induced currents of third, fourth and fifth orders. That is, whereas Faraday had established that a changing galvanic current in one wire induces an opposite flowing current in a separate, parallel wire - a second order effect - Henry used successive, adjacent, freestanding coils of metal ribbon and spools of wire to trace the inductive effect through multiple stages. He did this for both galvanic and ordinary electricity, noticing that the direction of the current flow alternated in each consecutive stage... "While studying arrays of coils for his third article, Henry also found that by varying the makeup of two adjacent coils, he could modify the character of the original current. In particular, using a primary and secondary coil, he could employ an initial "intensity" current (a weak current associated with what later became known as high potential difference) to induce a "quantity" current (a strong current associated with a low potential difference), and vice versa ... Henry's techniques for self-consciously altering currents would contribute to the development of electrical transformers - devices to "step up" and "step down" currents, crucial capabilities in later nineteenth-century science and technology" (ibid., pp. 165-7). This important paper first appeared in the Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, New Series, Vol. VI, 1839, pp. 303-337 (the offered paper with separate pagination). It subsequently appeared in Silliman's American Journal of Science and Arts, Vol. XXXVIII, January 1840, pp. 209-243; Sturgeon's Annals of Electricity, Vol. IV, 1840, pp. 281-310; Philosophical Magazine, 3rd Series, Vol. XVI, March 1840, pp. 200-210, 254-265 & 551-562; Annales de Chimie et de Physique, 3ième Série, Tom. III, December 1841, pp. 394-407; and Poggendorff's Annalen der Physik und Chemie. Supplement Bd. I, 1842, pp. 282-312. 4to (278 x 225 mm), pp. [iv], [17] 18-51 [52:blank], illustrations in text. Some very light spotting trhoughout. Modern paper wrappers, preserved in a quarter-morocco custom clamshell box.

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        The sacred wreath.

      Philadelphia: Thomas T. Ash, [1839 or 1840]. 4to (29 cm; 11.5"). [Approx. 66 ff.]; illus., 4 plts. A multivariously fascinating and gorgeous American gift book. Following an illustrated title-page in sepia by Scottish engraver W.H. Lizars are numerous poems, quotations, short essays, and illustrations printed for the reader's enjoyment on heavy green, gray, and cream paper. Typically these sentiments are surrounded by ornately embossed frames, sometimes lavished as many as half a dozen or eight to a page, with other framed pages featuring a single significant flower, bird, or other image as an embossed illustration at center; e.g., a rose, a stork, a spray of heart's-ease, a child at prayer. => In this copy one flower — endearingly, the forget-me-not — has been daintily hand-colored. Also included are four full-page illustrations of Biblical scenes after Benjamin West and engraved by H. Moses.    This was clearly => meant to be an autograph and friendship album in addition to a gift book, as blank leaves, many with variously sized embossed frames ready for inscriptions, are bound throughout. The intention was fulfilled in the only reported library-held copy, at Yale, to which friends and family of Leicester A.Sawyer added signatures, notes, essays, and quotations in manuscript, before his leaving New Haven.    Binding: Hunter green embossed morocco, later spine with compartments containing blind-stamped wreaths and title lettered in gilt; original covers with single-ruled gilt borders and front one with title embraced by laurel fronds gilt in a blind-defined center circle. All else in blind on both covers: Clouds surround the central circle and sun rays burst from them in a wide radiance; an elegant and elaborate vine pattern incorporating flowers and grapes or berries provides a background; at center top is an eagle with a snake in its talons and at center bottom is a flower-bearing urn flanked left and right by gryphons. Endpapers are of cream mock moiré silk; all edges are gilt. => Binding plaque signed "Rock. London."    Provenance: Ink inscription on title-page, "Miss Richards from her friend C.W. Howard"; a later note has been added to a fly-leaf: "Given to Emily R. Haines from Margaret R. Tatnall August 1940, Rebound December 1940, Originally given to Mary Richards Butcher."    Searches of NUC, WorldCat, and COPAC locate only the one copy at Yale.         Binding not in Wolfe, From Gothic Windows to Peacocks. Book not in Thompson, American Literary Annuals & Gift Books, nor in Tepper, American Gift Books & Literary Annuals (Second edition), nor in Faxon (who identifies an 1839 publication by Orrin Rogers of Philadelphia bearing the same title but a totally different work). Bound as above, rebacked, rubbed with some loss of leather at corners and edges; light age-toning only with the occasional spot, one leaf with small hole, offsetting from printed illustrations (as usual). Inscriptions and instance of hand-coloring as noted. => A beautiful book to peruse for more than one reason.

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        The Land of Promise. Being an authentic and impartial history of the rise and progress of the new British province of South Australia; including particulars descriptive of its soil, climate, natural productions, &c. and proofs of its superiority to all other British colonies. Embracing also a full account of the South Australian Company, with hints to various classes of emigrants, and numerous letters from settlers concerning wages, provisions, their satisfaction with the colony, &c: by one who is going...

      London, Smith, Elder, 1839 [first edition]. Octavo, viii, 224, [9] ('Land of Promise Advertising Sheet') pages plus a folding frontispiece map ('Part of Southern Australia from the 132 to 141 degree of East Longitude', with an inset map of Australia, 195 x 250 mm), a folding plan of the City of Adelaide (255 x 205 mm), a folding table of emigrant ships and 4 zinc-engraved topographical views (two after William Light and one each after William Westall and Captain Pearson). Original gilt-decorated blind-stamped slate-blue cloth, all edges uncut; cloth a little rubbed and bumped at the extremities, with the spine lightly sunned and marked, with minimal expert restoration to the head; a few uncut edges a little creased; some offsetting from an illustration in one of the advertisements; an excellent copy. Ferguson 2850 (calling the shipping table a plate). The frontispiece map, a zinc engraving, very closely resembles the one in 'Colonization of South Australia' by Robert Torrens (1835), as well as the Arrowsmith map in the 'First Annual Report of the Colonization Commissioners of South Australia' (1836 - see item 4 in this catalogue). This copy is inscribed to 'Edmund J. Wheeler / from the author / 21 Decr 1838' on the verso of the initial blank; Wheeler was the London manager of the South Australian Company. John Stephens (1806-1850), newspaper editor, was employed 'about 1838 [by] George Fife Angas ... to write emigration propaganda. Stephens's first notable work was "The Land of Promise", republished in 1839 as "The History of the Rise and Progress of the New British Province of South Australia". In that year his exposure of absurdities in T. Horton James, "Six Months in South Australia" (London, 1839), ran to three editions. He also edited the "South Australian Colonist", on which Angas lost heavily; it was replaced in 1841 by the monthly "South Australian News" at a cheaper rate' (Australian Dictionary of Biography - the too-short entry is well worth reading).

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        San Juan de Ulùa ou Relation de l'Expédition Française au Mexique, sous les ordres de M. le contre-amiral Baudin. Suivi de notes et documents, et d'un aperçu sur l'état actuel du Texas par M. E. Maissin. Publié par ordre du Roi, sous les auspices de M. le Baron Tupinier, alors Ministre de la Marine.

      Paris, chez Gide, 1839. - in-4. VII. 591pp. pp.IX-XII. + 18 planches hors-texte gravées sur bois. Demi-veau vert, dos lisse orné (reliure de l'époque, quelques défauts). Edition Originale de cet ouvrage important sur la première expédition française au Mexique. Appelée la "Guerre des Gâteaux", elle eut lieu en 1838 lorsqu'un boulanger français au Mexique fut dévalisé et fit appel à son ambassade pour réclamer justice. La France demanda réparation au Mexique et envoya finalement une escadre de la marine française sous le commandement du contre-amiral Charles Baudin pour faire le blocus de tous les ports mexicains de l’océan Atlantique. L'expédition se réduisit dans les faits à la prise de la forteresse mexicaine de San Juan de Ulúa qui contrôlait l'accès à Vera-Cruz. Installé à Madrid depuis 1826, le peintre lyonnais Pharamond Blanchard (1805-1873) prit part à cette expédition en tant qu'interprète; il en écrivit la relation et réalisa de nombreux dessins au cours de son voyage. Ces croquis furent gravés sur bois par le peintre Adrien Dauzats (1803-1868) qui avait également voyagé en Espagne et qui se chargea de réviser le récit de son ami. L'illustration se compose de 18 planches hors texte gravées sur bois et tirées sur Chine appliqué, ainsi que de nombreuses figures gravées sur bois dans le texte. Elle constitue un intéressant exemple de la collaboration de Blanchard et Dauzats, "peintres de l'Espagne romantique" selon l'expression de leur biographe Guinards. Plats frottés, coiffes élimées. Exemplaire d'une rare fraîcheur à l'intérieur, sans rousseurs. Sur Blanchard et Dauzats, voir Karel, Dictionnaire des Artistes de langue française en Amérique du Nord, pp.90-91 et Dinards "Blanchard et Dauzats, peintres de l'Espagne romantique" (1967). [Attributes: First Edition]

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