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        Voyage autour du monde sur la Corvette la Coquille exécuté par ordre du Governement Français.

      P.M. Pourrat Frères éditeurs, Paris 1839 - 2 voll. in-8 gr. (250x165 mm.), pp. 510 (1), 547 (2). e una "suite" di 42 tavv. (280x180 mm.), sciolte nella brossura originale di contenimento. Legatura in mezzo marocchino rosso moderno con fregi romantici al dorso (brossure editoriale gialla con tit. inquadrati da bordura conservate.). Le tavole sono incise in acciaio e protette da velina (tra queste 1 ritratto dell'autore, 3 ripieg. e 19 a colori). Vignetta litogr. al front. Volumi di testo a margini intonsi, solo lievi fenomeni di foxing su alcune tavv. Edizione originale di quest'opera geografica, ristampata nello stesso anno a Bruxell. Il viaggio del Lesson, condotto sotto il comando di Louis Isidore Duperrey durante gli anni 1822-1825, era già stato in precedenza resocontato dallo stesso Duperrey, ma in maniera assai approssimativa e incompleta. Il periplo riguarda le isole Molucche, le Hawaii, le Falkland, Tahiti, l'Australia, la Nuova Zelanda, la Nuova Guinea, Java, le isole Mauritius, Riunione e Sant'Elena. L'opera comprende anche studi su costumi, usi, produzioni e lingua dei paesi visitati (vi si trova una delle prime grammatiche della lingua Maori). Bibliogr.: Sabin, 40214. Ferguson, Addenda, 1374a. Borba de Moraes I, p.475. Hill, 1012. Hocken p. 73. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage autour du monde entrepris par ordre du gouvernement sur la corvette EDITION ORIGINALE

      Bruxelles: N. J. Gregoir|& Wouters et cie, 1839. Fine. N. J. Gregoir & Wouters et cie, Bruxelles 1839, 4 tomes en 2 Vol. in-8 (13,5x22,5cm), relié. - Belgian First edition, published the same year as the French edition; 4 and illustrated llithographies. Bound in half roan ice croisillonnée eggplant. Smooth back decorated with nets and wheels and tail head. Beautiful copy, remarkably fresh. This science-based circumnavigation commanded by Duperrey took place from 1822 to 1825, she mainly interested Oceania, although the first volume study is Brazil, the Falkland Islands and Peru purpose; the other three are involved in Tahiti, Bora Bora, New Ireland and New South Wales, New Zealand, Sandwich Islands, Australia, Isle Maurice ... Lesson was the naturalist and physician pharmacist ship, responsible for identifying and collecting copys and samples; it will be the first to write a description of the birds of paradise. Apart from a chapter in travel Dumont Durville officer who was on the shell, this is the only relationship that we have on this trip around the world Duperrey. The set is very rich in detail as the customs of different peoples visited on the fauna and flora, the look of Lesson essentially scientific information. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale belge, parue la même année que l'édition française ; et illustrée de 4 llithographies. Reliure en demi basane glacée croisillonnée aubergine. Dos lisse orné de filets et de roulettes en queue et tête. Bel exemplaire, remarquablement frais. Cette circumnavigation à vocation scientifique commandée par Duperrey eut lieu de 1822 à 1825, elle intéresse principalement l'Océanie, bien que le premier volume ait pour objet d'étude le Brésil, les îles malouines et le Pérou ; les trois autres s'occupent de Tahiti, Bora Bora, Nouvelle Irlande et Nouvelle Galle du sud, Nouvelle Zélande, îles Sandwich, Australie, ïle Maurice... Lesson fut le naturaliste et le médecin pharmacien du navire, responsable de recenser et collecter les specimens et échantillons ; il sera le premier à donner une description des oiseaux de paradis. Hormis un chapitre dans les voyages de Dumont Durville qui fut officier sur La Coquille, c'est la seule relation que nous ayons de ce voyage autour du monde de Duperrey. L'ensemble est très riche en informations détaillées tant sur les coutumes des différents peuples visités, que sur la faune et la flore, le regard de Lesson étant essentiellement scientifique.  

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O., 28. V. 1839.. 1 S. 4to. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief).. An den Schriftsteller Ignaz Franz Castelli (1781-1862). - Hitzig bestimmte das literarische Leben Berlins in den Jahren 1815-40 entscheidend mit, gründete 1824 die "Mittwochsgesellschaft", der auch Joseph von Eichendorff angehörte, und schrieb u.a. Biographien von E.T.A. Hoffmann, Werner und Chamisso. 1842-47 zeichnete er als Mitherausgeber des Neuen Pitaval, einer Sammlung von Kriminalgeschichten.

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        La Sainte Bible revue par David Martin

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

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        Findens' Tableaux of The Affections; [With:] Finden's Tableaux:

      1839; 1840. Two of the Exceptionally Rare Hand-Colored Deluxe Issues for 1839 and 1840"FINDEN, William and Edward. Finden's Tableaux or the Affections; A Series of Picturesque Illustrations of the Womanly Virtues. From paintings by W. Perring. Edited by Mary Russell Mitford [With:] Findens' Tableaux: The Iris of Prose, Poetry, and Art, for MDCCCXL. Illustrated with Engravings by W. and E. Finden, from Paintings by J. Browne. Edited by Mary Russell Mitford. London: Charles Tilt, 1839; [1840]. First Deluxe Hand-Colored Editions. Two folio volumes (14 9/16 x 10 7/8 inches; 370 x 276 mm.). [vi], 60; [3]-70 pp. Twenty-four hand-colored engraved plates after Perring or Browne, engraved by Holl, Finden, Egleton, Freeman, Scriven, Hollis, Gibbs and others, all heightened with gum arabic. Publishers red and green morocco, covers elaborately tooled in gilt and blind. Minimal rubbing to extremities, otherwise near fine.Two issues of the exceptionally rare hand-colored deluxe edition of a noted English Literary Gift annual.Finden's Tableaux was issued between 1837 and 1844. A publisher's ad reveals that this work was issued in three forms: uncolored on regular paper, uncolored India proofs, or "a few copies with the plates beautifully coloured after the original Drawings". The hand colored deluxe issues, as here, are considerably more scarce than the others, making these among the most desirable of the illustrated English literary annuals of the nineteenth century. "I do not, I hope, sin against editorial modesty, when in returning my most earnest thanks to the Friends whose Contributions have given to this Volume its literary value, I congratulate myself upon being enabled to offer to the Public Poems of an importance and interest which will far outlast the date of an Annual." (Preface).Plates in the 1839 volume: The Romaunt of the Page; The Buccaneer; The Treason of Gomez Arias; The Sister of Charity; The Minstrel of Provence; The Baron's Daughter; The Greek Wife; The Cartel; Zulette; A Story of the Woods; The Coronation; The Novice.Plates in the 1840 volume: The Dream; The King's Page; Legend of the Brown Rosarie; The Proud Ladye; The Maid's Trial; The Roundhead's Daughter; The King's Forester; The Beacon; Venice; The Bride; The Fetches; The Woodcutter.William Finden (1787-1852) was an English line engraver. He served his apprenticeship to James Mitan, but appears to have owed far more to the influence of James Heath, whose works he privately and earnestly studied. His first employment on his own account was engraving illustrations for books, and among the most noteworthy of these early plates were Smirke's illustrations to Don Quixote. His neat style and smooth finish made his pictures very attractive and popular, and although he executed several large plates, his chief work throughout his life was book illustration.His younger brother, Edward Finden (1791-1857), worked in conjunction with him, and so much demand arose for their productions that ultimately a company of assistants was engaged, and plates were produced in increasing numbers, their quality as works of art declining as their quantity rose. The largest plate executed by William Finden was the portrait of King George IV seated on a sofa, after the painting by Sir Thomas Lawrence. For this work he received two thousand guineas, a sum larger than had ever before been paid for an engraved portrait. Finden's next and happiest works on a large scale were the Highlanders Return and the Village Festival, after Wilkie. Later in life he undertook, in co-operation with his brother, aided by their numerous staff, the publication as well as the production of various galleries of engravings. The first of these, a series of landscape and portrait illustrations to the life and works of Byron, appeared in 1833 and following years, and was very successful. But by his Gallery of British Art (in fifteen parts, 1838-1840), the most costly and best of these ventures, he lost the fruits of all his former success. Finden's last undertaking was an engraving on a large scale of William Hilton's Crucifixion. The plate was bought by the Art Union of London for £1,470."Coxhead Thomas Stothard (1906) p. 96; Not in Hammelmann Book Illustrators in Eighteenth Century England; Jaggard p. 287.

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        An Account of the Kingdom of Caubul, and its Dependencies, in Persia, Tartary, and India. Comprising a View of the Afghaun Nation, and a History of the Dooraunee Monarchy.

      Richard Bentley, London, 1839. XXIX+422+XII+439 pages pp. With a large folded map, 2 coulored frontispieces and one plate. Bound in 2 very fine contemporary half calf with raised bands and rich golddecoration anf titellabels in red and black with goldtext on spines, Small wear to binding, fine books with almost no foxing, Hinge ofFrontboard on vol 1 preliminary repaired. New and revised edition.. 15051214

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

      Leipzig, Christian Ernst Kollmann, 1839. 8°. VIII, 370 Seiten. Hardcover / Originaler Ganzleinenband mit vergoldetem Rückentitel und vergoldeter Rückenverzierung. Die Kapitale etwas berieben und bestossen. Generell in sehr guter Erhaltung. Gering stockfleckig.

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        A Catalogue of the Shells, Arranged According to the Lamarckian System; Together with Descriptions of New and Rare Species, Contained in the Collection of John C. Jay

      New York: Wiley & Putman, 1839. 125 pages. 10 hand coloured lithograph plates. Some spotting and light age soiling. Corner torn with loss from the title-page not affecting the text. Bookplate and inscription on the front pastedown. Contemporary embossed patterned cloth with the title in gilt on the upper cover, lightly soiled. Third Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 4to.

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        Taschen-Kalender fr das Jahr 1840. Ist ein Schaltjahr von 366 Tagen. [Vortitel:] Theater-Costum aus dem Schauspiel Scheiben-Toni fr das Jahr 1840.

      Augsburg J G Rollwagen (); 1839 - EA; ca 6x3,5 cm; 32 unnummerierte Seiten mit gest. kolorierten Titelblatt und 7 kolorierte Kupfertafeln [3 Leerbl„tter vorne und hinten mit eingebunden]; Originalkartoneinband mit gest. Vorder- und Hinterdeckelillustration im Originalschuber mit ebenfalls gest. Vorder- und Hinterdeckelillustration und seitlicher Tasche [fr Stift] (Schuber leicht bestoáen und geringfgig fleckig, Einband geringfgig bestoáen; sonst sehr gutes, komplettes Exemplar) Seltenes Miniaturbuch mit reizenden Kostmdarstellungen. 0,000 gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1839 Illustrated by Hablot Knight Browne ("Phiz"). First edition, first issue, with the first state frontispiece with the publisher's imprint. Finely bound in three-quarter tan polished calf and blue marbled boards, with five raised bands to the spine, ruled in blind and gilt, contrasting red morocco label lettered in gilt to the spine, all edges speckled. Very good, with some light wear to the extremities, bright spine, some rubbing to the boards, lacking the half-title, frontispiece with some spotting, plates with spotting but less than the usual toning to the edges, former owner's bookplate to the front pastedown, former owner's inscription to the front free endpaper, otherwise bright and fresh pages, sturdy binding. Overall, a tight and pleasing copy. Smith I, 5. Like its predecessor Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby is a novel set in Victorian England that features a male youth as the protagonist and puts a human face on the social depravation of the British underclass. In the novel, Nicholas Nickleby, after losing his father, is sent to a boy's school where he witnesses and attempts to prevent the mistreatment of the orphan students by their tyrannical adult wardens. Before its book form publication on October 23, 1839, Nicholas Nickleby was issued in twenty parts, published serially in nineteen monthly installments from April 1839 - October 1839. Each front wrapper contains an illustration by H. K. Browne, who also created the illustrated plates that are included in this volume. This copy has the first state of the first five of these illustrations, including the frontispiece. Additionally, it contains one of the two definitive issue points for the first issue text called for by Hatton and Cleaver. Together, these points indicate that this is one of the earliest printings of Nicholas Nickleby. Each serial installment included the half-title "Containing a Faithful Account of the Fortunes, Misfortunes, Uprisings, Downfallings, and the Complete Career of the Nickleby Family" and claimed to be edited by "Boz." While both author and illustrator signed the serialized Nicholas Nickleby with pseudonyms, Dickens added his real name to the book form, while Browne continued to be credited as "Phiz.". Illus. by Browne, Hablot Knight. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        Journal of the Franklin Institute of the State of Pennsylvania and Mechanic's Register ? New Series, Vol. XXIV [July, 1839-December, 1839]

      Published by the Franklin Institute, at their Hall, Philadelphia 1839 - First edition. With folding tables. [ii], 442 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. The Daguerreotype in America. The July-December 1839 volume of this important scientific journal; it includes reports on the daguerreotype, heliogravure and photogenic drawing, with mentions of Daguerre, Herschel, Niepce and Fox Talbot. Descriptions of the daguerreotype process published here mark some of the earliest mentions in print in America and were likely the source for the earliest surviving daguerreotype in America.Louis Daguerre's public revelation of his process for fixing images on silver-plated copper came in August of 1839, and the publication of his method (Histoire et description des procedes du Daguerreotype et du diorama) was published in Paris around August 20th. The first English edition, translated by J.S. Memes, appeared in London in September, and the first American edition, which incorporated bits of Memes' translation with other material, was published in New York in 1840 (cf. Newhall nos. 1, 9 & 17). The September issue of the Journal of the Franklin Institute reprints a report from the August revelation of the process in Paris, first published in the United States Gazette. The October issue prints for the first time a lengthy and detailed description of the process, specially translated for the Journal by J.F. Frazer.The first daguerreotype in Philadelphia was taken October 16, by Joseph Saxton, an employee of the United States Mint. He is thought to have used either the description of the process as published in the October number of the Journal (pp. 303-311 of the present volume) or the United States Gazette (reprinted here on pp. 209-10). Saxton's image of the arsenal and cupola of the Philadelphia Central High School is the earliest surviving American daguerreotype (Gernsheim & Gernsheim, p. 132).An important early source for the daguerreotype in America. The art form was immediately embraced by the country and flourished - by 1853 there were more daguerreotype galleries in New York than in all of England (Newhall, p. 11). Provenance: George B. Sloat (name stamped in gilt at foot of spine). Cf. Gernsheim & Gernsheim, L.J.M Daguerre; Newhall, The Daguerreotype in America Bound in contemporary three quarters morocco, by Hamilton, Philadelphia, with their blindstamp on ffep. With minor rubbing, foxing to text With folding tables. [ii], 442 pp. 1 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

      Chapman and Hall 1839 The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. With illustrations by Phiz. By Charles, Dickens. London, Chapman and Hall, 1839. In - 8°, tela edit. xvi, 624 pp. con ritratto e 39 tavole f.t. con figure caricaturali. Rara edizione originale corredata dalle curiose illustrazioni di Phiz (Hablot Knight Browne), book illustrator and humorous artist... Browne's draught smanship was in the tradition of the Regency, verging on caricature, scratchy i execution and not always vey assurd in the penwork... (Houfe, Dictionary of British book illustrators and caricatures, p. 248.

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        Jamaica Plantership.

      London, Effingham Wilson, 1839 - 300pp. 1st ed., couple of neat m/s corrections to text in margin otherwise clean in original very worn cloth with later label. Front end paper poorly secured by tape. The author was employed as a bookkeeper or overseer on 24 different estates and gives accounts of how each was run. Mostly accounts of rascality, debauchery and cruelties. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nicholas Nickleby

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

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

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

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

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

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

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

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        Stil eines Blühenden Weihnachtskaktus .

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

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

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

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        Viscount Melbourne

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

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        Nicholas Nickleby.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        NE KAGHYADONGHSERA NE ROYADADOKENGHDY NE ISAIAH

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

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        CORRESPONDENCE RELATING TO PERSIA AND AFGHANISTAN

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

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

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

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

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

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        American Slavery As It Is: Testimony of a Thousand Witnesses

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

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        The Angler's Desideratum

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Complete Angler

      L.A. Lewis, London 1839 - "The illustrations are those of the third Major edition of 1835, but it has only 76 woodcuts instead of 77?" - Coigney. Coigney 49 Full maroon straight-grained morocco, borders in blind, boards with elaborate piscatorial vignette in gilt. New morocco spine titled in gilt. Some rubbing at corners, occasional browning of text. Very good plus Illustrated with 15 copperplate engravings and 76 woodcuts in the text. 1 vols. 8vo

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        Album amicorum in luxe oblong doosje [Ned. Indie 1839-1858].

      - 16 inschrijvingen, borduurwerkjes en tekeningen van o.a. T.J. Haman, H. Vleugels Batavia 1845, W. Monley Tregoning(?) 11 november 1846, Genees-, heel- en vroedmeester H. Vleugels Surabaja 27 mei 1845, inschrijving en borduurwerk van M.J. Moolenburg 22 juli 1847 (Weelzigt), Boekel, F.M. Boekel, D. Kimmijser 11 december 1849, A.J. Haman, J.C.M. 1839, H. M. Lam te Dreischor 16 maart 1858. In luxe cassette met verborgen la voor de lege blaadjes en beschilderde opklapbare deksel met gedicht "Harmonie verschönt die Lebens."

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

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

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        View on the Delaware, near Bordentown

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Wildbad, dans le Royaume de Wurtemberg, et ses eaux thermales. Traite topographique et medical par le professeur F. Heim, D. M. Traduit du Manuscrit allemand par J. M. Gerard.

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ingrid Degutsch]
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