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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..

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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]

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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.

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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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        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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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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        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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        Über die Compensation der physischen Kräfte am menschlichen Stimmorgan. Mit Bemerkungen über die Stimme der Säugethiere, Vögel und Amphibien. Fortsetzung u. Suppl. der Untersuch. über Physiologie der Stimme.

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

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        Burton's Gentleman's Magazine.Volume V. From July to December, 1839 [1st Printing of "Fall of the House of Usher"]

      Philadelphia: William E. Burton,, 1839. Very Good Plus and handsomely bound in later red cloth with gilt titles and rules, top edge gilt, marbled end pages, 332 pp..with six tissue-guarded plates. gilt initials P.L. front board. complete with all illustrations, lacking only the tissue guard for the month of September. Bound without the original wrappers. Cloth rubbed at corners and spine ends. Contains the First Printing of Poe's classic story "The Fall of the House of Usher", basis for several movies and TV shows, including the 1960 classic "House of Usher" starring Vincent Price and with the screenplay by Richard Matheson. Also includes several other Poe stories and poems including "To Ianthe in Heaven," "The Man that was Used Up: A Tale of the Late Bugaboo and Kickapoo Campaign," "William Wilson: A tale,"( basis for several TV episodes) "Morella: A tale," ( also filmed, 1999) and "The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion". . First Edition. Cloth. Very Good Plus/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Notes taken during travels in Africa

      printed for private circulation only [by] J. L. Cox and Sons, London 1839 - 4to, pp. [8], 213; engraved frontispiece, 2 other engraved plates; original brown cloth lettered in gilt on the upper cover and spine; covers dampstained, and the yellow-coated endpapers possibly renewed; all else very good and sound. The book was posthumously published. Having previously travelled in Italy, Poland, Russia, Arabia, Palestine, Syria, Canada and the United States, Davidson (1797-1836) visited Fez and Marrakesh in Morocco, and was on his way to Timbuktu when he was ambushed, robbed, and shot dead. His expedition continued onward to Timbuktu, but were never heard from again. The interesting appendix contains extracts from letters written by Davidson and others to the Royal Geographical Society various locations in Morocco and the Sahara. See Howgego 1800-1850, D-4, p. 159 for details. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Havana: Imprenta de R. Oliva, 1839. 49,[1]pp. including printed tables and a single woodcut diagram on final printed page. Later 19th-century wrappers, with original rear blue wrapper bound in. Wrappers moderately browned and soiled, front wrapper with author, title, and place and year of publication inscribed in a later 19th-century hand. Original rear blue wrapper detached from text block and attached to rear pastedown. Titlepage soiled, ownership inscription in pencil. Ink inscription (ownership initials?) on p.[5]. A good copy. An extremely rare mid-19th-century Cuban maritime manual consisting of various formulas for calculating longitude, with accompanying lunar tables employed in the process of determining location at sea. In the prologue the author writes that his intention is to ease the work of navigators by presenting in one "little work" the various methods needed for calculating the true distance between the sun and the moon from which true longitude could be obtained. Vivó, identified simply as "el piloto particular" on the titlepage, later served as Mexican Consul in Havana and in Spain. His TRATADO CONSULAR was published in Mexico in 1850, and his MEMORIAS, recounting his service in Spain between 1853 and 1855, was published in Madrid in 1856. An extremely rare maritime manual printed in Havana. Cited only in Palau; not on OCLC. PALAU 372218.

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        American Scenery. Illustrated in a series of views by W. H. Bartlett.

      London - New York, G. Virtue - R. Martin & Comp, 1839. Quer-8°. o. Pag. [120 Bll.] Priv. Lwd. der Zeit. In engl. Sprache. Mit 120 gestochenen Blätter, inklusive Titelblatt und Frontispiz (Porträt mit faksimilierter Widmung). - Stockfleckig, Ebd. fleckig. - With 120 engravings, including the title page and a portrait with a facsimilated dedication. - Foxing, cover spotty. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Americana; Illustr. Bücher; Reise

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        The sacred wreath.

      Thomas T. Ash, 1839. 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.

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        The Virginia Housewife: or, Methodical Cook

      Plaskitt, & Cugle, Baltimore 1839 - Fifth edition, sixth printing. xii, [13]-180 pp. 8vo. An early, Baltimore edition of this popular Virginia cookbook first published in 1824. From Randolph's preface: "The greater part of the following receipts have been written from memory, where they were impressed by long continued practice. Should they prove serviceable to the young inexperienced housekeeper, it will add greatly to that gratification which an extensive circulation of the worlk will be likely to confer." Includes recipes for catfish soup, soup of "any kind of old fowl (The only way in which they are eatable"), fried calf's feet, shote cutlets, stewed chine, pitchcock eels, roast woodcocks or snipes, gumbo ("a West India dish"), celery sauce, Jerusalem artichokes, mazagan beans, johnny cakes, marrow pudding, paper pancakes, bell friters, jumbals, dough nuts ("a yankee cake"), ginger bread, raspberry cream, goosberry fook, soft peach preserves, pickled nastertiums, cherry shrug cordials, currant wine, vinegar of the four thieves, etc. Cagle American 630; Lowenstein 245 Contemporary speckled calf, joints and spine ends restored, new endpapers. Scattered light spotting, browning from newspaper clipping pp [ii-iii], but a clean, attractive copy

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        The Beauties of Bosphorus: Illustrated with Views of Constantinople and its Environs

      London: George Virtue, 1839. Hardcover. Near Fine. Hardcover. A beautiful copy of this exceedingly popular travel book. English writer Julia Pardoe (1806-1862) traveled to Turkey with her father in 1836. She was quite taken by the culture and history of the country and wrote this book as a result. It was issued in various editions over several years. Part of its popularity was due to the splendid steel engravings done from drawings by William H. Bartlett. Bartlett (1809-1854) was considered one of the foremost illustrators of topography of his generation. There are 78 illustrations, including a frontispiece of Miss Pardoe and a map of the region, all protected by tissue guards. There is some offsetting to the tissue guards from the plates but the illustrations are in fine condition. Bound in a sumptuous full red leather with extensive gilt decorations and illustrations on both covers and spine. Some light chipping to spine and edges but still very good. A.e.g. Hinges are tender but text block is tight. Interior pages are clean and in near fine condition. Gift inscription dated 1840 to free front endpaper. Measures 8.25 x 11 inches. 164 pages with unnumbered plates. TRAVEL/082417.

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        Uber die ältesten christlichen Begräbnissstätten, und besonders die Katakomben zu Neapel mit ihren Wandgemälden. Ein Beitrag zur christlichen Alterthumskunde. Mit zwölf illuminirten Tafeln, Wandgemälde der neapolitanischen Katakomben darstellend, und drei schwarzen Tafeln, Aufrisse derselben.

      Hambourg, Friedrich Perthes 1839 - in-4, VIII-120 pp., avec 15 planches hors-texte sous serpentes (dont 12 lithographies en couleurs et 3 plans dépliants), demi-veau prune, dos lisse orné de filets et guirlandes dorés, coins en vélin vert, tranches mouchetées (reliure de l'époque). Dos un peu insolé, rousseurs. Le théologien réformé Christian Friedrich Bellermann (1793-1863) eut une carrière presque entièrement consacrée à ses activités pastorales, mais il était le fils de l'archéologue Johann Joachim Bellermann, et son intérêt pour les sépultures paléo-chrétiennes et spécialement les catacombes napolitaines (qui furent réservées aux Chrétiens dès le IVe siècle) découlait de ses préoccupations religieuses. Seulement trois exemplaires au CCF (BnF, Strasbourg et Lyon).

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        Néo-physiologie du goût par ordre alphabétique, ou Dictionnaire général de la cuisine française, ancienne et moderne

      Paris, Au Bureau du dictionnaire général de cuisine 1839 - In-4°, demi-maroquin vert, dos lisse orné de filets dorés (reliure moderne), III-635 pp EDITION ORIGINALE RARE de cet ouvrage original, recueil de menus, recettes et prescriptions culinaires, mais aussi traité de pharmacie domestique, "dédié à l'auteur des Mémoires de la marquise de Créquy" (c'est-à-dire l'auteur du présent ouvrage!). Texte sur deux colonnes Vicaire 622 Bel exemplaire pratiquement exempt de rousseurs

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        Un grand homme de province à Paris

      - Hippolyte Souverain, Paris 1839, 12,5x19,5cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Edizione cercato questo romanzo è la seconda parte di "Illusioni perdute". Vincolante metà pecora Avana con angoli, schienale liscio decorato con reti dorate tripla, un certo attrito sul retro, date dorati code, piatti di carta marmorizzata, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano. Un po 'di copia ritagliata, un recupero marginale piedi di 249-250 pagine del primo volume, le foglie della fine di ogni volume ad mancano. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale recherchée de ce roman qui constitue la seconde partie des "Illusions perdues". Reliure en demi basane havane à coins, dos lisses ornés de triples filets dorés, quelques frottements sur les dos, dates dorées en queues, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve. Exemplaire légèrement rogné, une restauration marginale en pieds des pages 249-250 du premier volume, les feuillets d'annonce en fin de chaque volume font défaut.  

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        Martin Van Buren & Border Troubles Between Texas Independence and the Mexican War

      1839 - Partially Printed Document Signed, as President, February 8, 1839, 1 p. 8 x 10 in. "I hereby authorize and direct the Secretary of State to affix the Seal of the United States to the ratification and the ratified copy of the Convention with the Mexican Republic for the adjustment of claims of citizens of the United States. . . ." Historical BackgroundOne of the key points of conflict between the United States and Mexico was the status of Texas. Initially, the United States claimed Texas was part of the Louisiana Purchase, acquired from France in 1803. The Spanish disagreed, and the issue was resolved in Spain's favor in the 1819 Adams-Onís Treaty, in which the United States purchased Spanish Florida. Mexico gained independence from Spain in 1821, but years of turmoil followed until the creation of the Republic of Mexico in 1824.Meanwhile, Americans led by Stephan F. Austin and others began settling in eastern Texas, soon coming into conflict with the Mexican government, since they sought both autonomy and the introduction of slavery into Mexico, which had abolished it in 1829. This led to the Texas Revolution and the establishment of the Texas Republic in 1836.During the 1820s and 1830s, citizens on both sides of the shifting border made claims against the Mexican Republic and the United States. In September 1838, Secretary of State John Forsyth and Mexican minister Francisco Pizarro Martinez negotiated a Convention to evaluate the claims and determine compensation. President Van Buren forwarded it to the Senate, and the Senate approved it on January 31.This order instructs Secretary of State John Forsyth to affix the Seal of the United States to both the Senate ratification and the ratified copy of the Convention. The claims commission established by the convention met in Washington, with representatives from both nations. A representative of the King of Prussia arbitrated in cases where the commissioners disagreed.In 1845, the United States annexed Texas, which led to further border disputes and the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848. Text of ConventionMartin Van Buren (1782-1862) of New York was the first president who had not been born a British subject. He was admitted to the bar in 1803, and joined the Democratic-Republican Party supporting Aaron Burr and George Clinton. He served in the New York Senate from 1813 to 1820, as New York Attorney General from 1815 to 1819, and U.S. Senator from 1822 to 1828. After serving as New York governor for less than three months in 1829, he became Andrew Jackson's Secretary of State (1829-1831), minister to the United Kingdom (1831-1832), and Vice President (1833-1837). Van Buren was elected president after Jackson's second term. The Panic of 1837 marred his presidency, and he lost a bid for reelection in 1840 to William Henry Harrison.

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        The art of deer-stalking : illustrated by a narrative of a few days' sport in the forest of Atholl, with some account of the nature and habits of red deer, and a short description of the Scotch forests; legends, superstitions, stories of poachers and freebooters, &c. . . .

      London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, MDCCCXXXXVIII [1838; engraved title dated 1839]. First Edition of the classic text on deer stalking, with errata on p. [xiv]. Illustrated with engravings and lithographs after paintings by Edwin and Charles Landseer and by the author. 8vo: xix,[1],436, with steel-engraved frontispiece and title page vignette and 10 tinted lithographic plates. Bound without the advertisement leaf. Armorial book plate of bibliophile Henry Machin to front paste down. Half hunter-green morocco, flat spine richly gilt, decorated paper-covered boards with matching end papers, all edges gilt. An excellent, wide-margined example, some marginal staining to several plates and foxing to adjacent leaves (principally frontispiece and title page), but most pages and plates clean and bright. Schwerdt II, pp. 154-55. ¶ Including an account of the nature and habits of the Red Deer, a description of the Scottish Forests, and historical notes on the earlier Field-Sports of Scotland. With chapters on Dogs, Rifles, Highland Legends, Superstitions, Traditions, Folk-Lore, and Tales of Poachers and Freebooters. A "famous book, showing how this dangerous sport was carried on with the aid of deerhounds before modern rifles were introduced. It seems a pity that such noble animals as Scotch deerhounds and Irish wolfhounds cannot now be put to their natural use." (Schwerdt) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Handbuch für k. k. österreichische Artillerie-Offiziere ... Mit 10 Kupfertafeln. Zweite vermehrte Auflage. Vollständig

      Wien: Fr. Beck\'sche Universitäts-Buchhandlung 1839 OKart., XVI+[1], 626 Seiten, Lithographie rtes Frontispiz; Anhang mit 10 gefalt. Kupfern, kl. 8°, etwas berieben und bestoßen; Kanten und Ecken beschabt; Pappbezug etwas abgegriffen, Bindung etwas gelockert. Vorderdeckel mit 2 Besitzerschildchen versehen; Ex libris/Besitzerschildchen auf dem Vorsatzplaz eingeklebt, mehrfach gestempelt im Text; verso auch auf Tafeln. Frontispiz etwas fleckig; Seiten und Tafeln stellenweise wenig gebräunt, bzw. ganz leicht stockfleckig und eselohrig. Insgesamt in gutem Zustand. Sehr selten, guter Zustand.Austriaca, Militaria, Handbücher

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Hannover, 7. VI. 1839. - 2 SS. 4to. An einen Hoftheaterintendanten: "Euer hohen Gnade und Wohlwollen mich abermals empfehlend, wage ich die schon einmal ausgesprochene gehorsamste Bitte zu wiederholen. - Eure Exzellenz hatten mir neulich die Ehre erwiesen auf meine früheren, unterthänigen Schreiben von mir, von der Königlichen Hoftheaterintendanz erwidern zu lassen, daß auf mein ergebenstes Gesuche möglichst Rücksicht genommen werden sollte. Da es nun fortwährend mein sehnlichster Wunsch geblieben ist, unter der hohen Direction Euer Exzellenz eine Stelle zu bekleiden [ ]. - Wallerstein erhielt bereits als Kind Violinunterricht, spielte in Wirtshäusern und in Privatgesellschaften und gab 1827 ein vielbeachtetes Konzertdebüt. Nach einer Deutschlandtournee wurde er 1829 Violinist in der Dresdner Hofkapelle; 1832-37 war er in gleicher Stellung in Hannover tätig.

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        Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Adjoining Countries, From the Latter Part of the Reign of Edward II, to the Coronation of Henry IV. Translated from the French Editions. With Variations and Additions from Many Celebrated MSS. by Thomas Johnes, esq. To which are Prefixed a Life of the Author, an Essay on his Works, and a Criticism on his History.

      London: William Smith, 1839. FINELY BOUND, a new edition. In two volumes. Small Quarto (25 x 18cm), pp.[2] xlviii, 768 [4]; pp.[2] xiv, 733 [5]. All text in English, with 116 in-text woodcuts and a hand-coloured decorated title page to volume I. In later burgundy full morocco with gilt titles to spines and upper boards, and much additional gilt decoration. All edges gilt.Light spotting to prelims, and some light external wear. Very good overall. Jean Froissart was the principle chronicler of the first half of the Hundred Years War, detailing among other events the Battles of Crecy and Poitiers, as well as the dramatic failure of a Crusade to relieve Byzantium at Nicopolis in 1396.

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        Schlachten-Pläne. Lfg. 1 - 7 (ab der 3. Lfg. als Fortsetzung des Schlachten-Atlasses genannt). 2 Bände (Textband und Tafelmappe).

      Wien, Kunsthandlg. J. Bermann u. Sohn 1836-1839. - Dargestellt sind Schlachten, Gefechte, Treffen und Überfälle, aus den Jahren 357 bis 1831, vorwiegend jedoch aus den napoleonischen Kriegen. - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENEZBESTEUERUNG. quer- 4°, 100 teilkol.Kupferstichtaf. in HLn.-Flügelmappe d. Zt., 7 Textlieferungen mit jeweils einem, bzw. zwei Textblättern zu den jeweiligen Schlachten in HLnbd. m. marmor. Schnitt, schwach berieben, etwas abgegriffen, Exlibris auf den jeweiligen vord. Innendeckeln, 1 größerer Braunfl. (im w. Rand) auf 1 Bl. d. Lfg. 1, Mappe an RüKante aufgerissen, Flügel tls. eingerissen u. kl. Fehlst., ein flieg. Vors. m. schwacher Knickspur., erste Taf. etwas gebr. m. kl. Seiteneinriss, insges. sehr guter Zustand.

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