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        Fables De La Fontaine

      Paris: H Fournier Aine 1839. 2 vols, xxviiii, 292, 312 pp., Handsome french contemporary quarter calf binding with marbled boards. many b/w illustrations by Grandville throughout. Some foxing but good margins. Boards rubbed at edges, one corner chipped. FRENCH TEXT. . Very Good. 1/4 Calf. 1839. 8vo..

      [Bookseller: Fosters' Bookshop]
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        Vues pittoresques de l'Inde, de la Chine, et des bords de la Mer Rouge; dessinees par Prout, Stanfield, Cattermole, Purser, Cox, Austin, &c. sur les esquisses originales du commodore Robert Elliot. Accompagnees d'un texte historique et descriptif par Emma Roberts, traduit par J.F. Gerard. En 2 volumes.

      London et Paris, Fisher, s.d. (1839),. in-4°, 68 p. + 64 p. + au total 64 planches gravees sur acier y compris les titres illustres et les frontispices, rousseurs dans 8 planches, reliures en toile rouge, riche decoration floral romantique doree sur les plats, coiffes, charnieres, et coins abimes, reliure affaiblie (front. du 1er vol. sorti), tranches dorees.. Les planches gravees sur acier representent principalement des monuments anciens indiens et mahometans, mosquees, palacis et des paysages, souvent avec quelques habitants, la plupart en Inde, avec legendes en anglais, francais et allemand. Une des planches montre le portrait d'un barde de l'Inde. Picturesque views of India, China and the coast of the Red Sea. 68 p. + 64 p. + in all 64 steel-engraved plates including both illustrated titles and the frontispieces, 8 plates foxed (5 plates strongly foxed, some light foxing and slight waterstaining in a few of the other plates, small marginal tear in one plate).Red cloth binding, rich floral romantic decoration on both covers, corners, hinges, and top and bottom of spines damaged, weak binding (frontispiece of the first volume loose), gilt edges.The steel-engraved plates show mainly ancient monuments, indian en mahometans, mosques & palaces, animated landscapes, most of these in India, with explan. text in English, French and German. In all a clean copy.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        Verhandelingen over de natuurlijke geschiedenis der Nederlandsche overzeesche bezittingen, door de leden der Natuurkundige Commissie in Indië en andere schrijvers. Uitgegeven op last van den koning door C.J. Temminck . geredigeerd door J.A. Susanna.

      - Leiden, S. en J. Luchtmans en C.C. van der Hoek, 1839-1844.3 volumes. Imperial folio. Later half red morocco,spine lettered in gilt With 3 lithographed title-pages, 4 maps and 256 lithographed plates (160 handcoloured).Original edition, only 250 copies printed. - When the Dutch returned to Indonesia after the Napoleonic War, the government quickly sponsored scientific expeditions to Java, and shortly thereafter, formed the Natural History Commissions which extended the explorations to other islands. The Verhandelingen cover the scientific findings of the explorations including beautiful handcoloured plates, with painstaking attention to detail, depicting ethnographic and topographic scenes, and mammals, birds, reptiles, fishes, insects and plants after drawings by talented artist as P. van Oort, W.J. Gordon, A.J. Bik, A.S. Mulder, Tsing Wang Ke and Q.M.R. Ver Huell. The whole work was places under the direction of C.G.C. Reinwardt, the first director of the Botanical Gardens at Bogor, C.L. Blume, director of the Rijks Herbarium Leiden, J. van der Hoeven, professor of zoology Leiden, and general editor C.J. Temminck, director of the Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie Leiden. J.A. Susanna, administrator of the Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie, was entrusted with the administrative side of the publication. The work is composed as follows:Ethnography and topography, written by Salomon Müller with 4 maps and 86 lithographed plates (19 handcoloured) depicting views and custum plates of The Dutch East Indies (Indonesia). - Some 'are among the finest ethnographical and topographical plates of Indonesia' (Bastin-Brommer p.17).Zoology, chiefly written by S. Müller and H. Schlegel with 100 lithographed plates (80 handcoloured) depicting mammals, including orang-outangs and monkeys, birds, reptiles, fishes and insects. Botany, written by P.W. Korthals - with lithographed title and 70 plates (61 hand-coloured). (Few margins damaged, plates with blind-stamped library stamp in the margin; the later edition has two extra bird plates not called for in the text). - A desirable copy of a monumental folio work. Bastin-Brommer p. 14: one of the finest of the 19th century illustrated books on Indonesia; Landwehr, Coloured Plates, 197 and 454; Cat. KITLV p. 2 & 218; Nissen, ZBI, 4802. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poems

      London: Edward Moxon, Dover Street, 1839. Large paper copy. 58 engraved plates by J.M.W. Turner, 47 plates and 8 vignettes by Stothard, 12 plates and 9 vignettes by Flaxman and others, nearly all the plates on INDIA PAPER. viii, 264; viii, 274, [2, ads] pp. 2 vols. 4to (11-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches). Contemporary pebbled maroon morocco, gilt urn on front and rear panels, a.e.g., by Hayday. Rubbing to binding and some minor spotting throughout. Inscribed, with Plates by Turner and Stothard on India Paper A large paper copy with plates on India paper - most of the illustrations first appeared as in-text vignettes in the 1830 & 1834 Cadell & Moxon editions of Poems and Italy. Turner's illustrations to Italy had a profound effect on the young Ruskin, who claimed they "determined the main tenor of my life." Ray praises Turner's "delicate and graceful vignettes, which are miracles of fine detail, [and] seem fairly to float upon the page." This copy inscribed on the title-page of volume one, "To Miss Coutts / from her sincere friend/ The Author." Rogers and Miss Angela Burdett-Coutts (1814-1906) were good friends. She was the wealthiest woman in England and also close to Dickens.

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        The Boy's Book of Sports; a Description of the Exercises and Pastimes of Youth Embellished with neat and Appropriate Engravings

      New Haven, CT: S.Babcock, 1839. Good/No Jacket. New Haven, CT: S.Babcock, 1839. "Embellished with neat and appropriate engravings" Tan paper wraps with elaborate border designs on front surrounding title. Back wrap lists "Juvenile and Toy Books published and for sale by S. Babcock." Dated "May, 1839" at bottom of back wrap. Spine edge shows wear, front wrap has a 3/8" tear at bottom edge. Bottom front corner tip of front wrap and of ffep are turned up. Pages are foxed but none are loose. Engravings depict "blowing bubbles," "cricket," "leap frog," "how to make a kite," "archery," "battledore and shutilecock," "walking on stilts," "hop scotch," and "games at ball" with a brief description of base ball.. Good/No Jacket. Pamphlet.

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        Maria mit den Jüngern beim Pfingsfest.

      . Bleistift, grau laviert, mit Bleistiftlinie umrandet, auf cremefarbenem Velin, links unter der Einfassungslinie von fremder Hand bezeichnet "Overbeck" und datiert " am 17. März 1839". Darstellungsgröße 13,6:8,8 cm, Blattgröße 19,1:13,2 cm. Papier etwas braunfleckig. Provenienz: Sammlung Kasimir Hagen, Köln, nicht bei Lugt. Vermutlich Vorzeichnung für ein Heiligenbild..

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        Dichiarazioni di alcune iscrizioni pertinenti alle catacombe di S. Gennaro dei Poveri.

      Naples, Raffaele Miranda, 1839.. 8vo. 47, (1) pp. (Bound with) II: Guarini, Raimondo. Lexici Osco-Latini stamina quaedam. Naples, typis Societatis Philomathicae, 1842. 86, (2) pp. (Bound with) III: The same. In cippum Osco-Abellanum divinatio. Naples, in regia typographia, 1839. 87, (1) pp., (2) ff. - (Bound with) IV: Garrucci, Raffaele, SJ. Sull' epoca e sui frammenti della iscrizione dell' antiteatro Puteolano. Memoria. Naples, Giuseppe Cataneo, 1851. (16) pp. With a folding lithogr. plate. (Bound with) V: Volpe, Francesco Paolo. Esposizione di talune iscrizioni esistenti in Matera, e delle vicende degli Ebrei nel nostro reame. 44 pp. With a folding lithogr. plate. (Bound with) VI: Sannicola, Giovanni. Poche parole sulla citta di Venafro e sul monumento eretto nella stessa in onore di Licinio. Naples, Giuseppe Fattorini, 1845. 18 pp. (Bound with) VII: Sotis, Giovanni. Cenno istorico della citta di Fondi. Naples, Fibreno, 1838. (10), 58 pp.. Collection of seven rare Neapolitan works on inscriptions found on Campanian monuments. An appealingly bound volume removed from the library of the Ducs de Luynes at the Chateau de Dampierre: their bookplate reproducing the arms of Charles Marie d'Albert de Luynes (1783-1839), 7th Duc de Luynes, on pastedown. - I: ICCU SBL\0713766. - II: ICCU SBL\0728907. - III: ICCU NAP\0048889. - IV: ICCU SBL\0725471. De Backer/S. III, 1238, 16. - V: ICCU SBL\0716685. - VI: ICCU SBL\0714983. - VII: ICCU SBL\0721521.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The First Steeple-Chace (Chase) on Record. 4 zusammengehörige Blätter. Blatt I: Ipswich, the Watering-place behind the Barracks. Preparing to start. All sorts of Odds. The Grey for choice. Blatt II: The large field near Biles's Corner. Whoop! and away! The Major in trouble. Subden's linen suffers. Blatt III: The last field near Nacton Heath. Accomplished Smashers & a run upon the Bank. Blatt IV: Nacton Church and Village. The finish-a good five still alive-Grand Chorus, "The Lads of the Village!" - 4 Aquatintaradierungen, um 1839, altkoloriert, jeweils 27x37 cm

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        CONSTANTINOPLE AND THE SCENERY OF THE SEVEN CHURCHES OF ASIA MINOR ILLUSTRATED in a Series of Drawings from Nature Volumes I & II bound as One

      London: Peter Jackson, Late Fisher , Son, & Co.. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 1839. First Edition. Hardcover. 4to Fisher's Illustrations of Constantinople and its environs vol.I & II bound as one. pp.vol 1: 84; 48 plates, pp.vol 2: 94; 49 plates. Complete with all steel engraved plates as called for. Both volumes include half title, frontispiece with tissue guards, title page and list of illustrations. Fold out map complete to the back of volume 2. Binding very good, green half leather with ornate gilt decoration to the spine. some general rubbing to the top and bottom of the spine, corners rounded, hinges firm but with signs of professional strengthening. Contents clean and tight, some spotting to the first and last few pages, otherwise minimal and unobtrusive spotting, mostly confined to the margins and blank areas with the majority of plates unaffected, two bookplates to the front marbled endpapers belonging to previous owners, A. W. Searley and Richard Fitzgerald, no inscriptions. A very good complete copy, ornately bound. .

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        Traité des Droits d'enregistrement, de timbre et d'hypothèques 4 tomes + un nouveau dictionnaire

      Hingray charles, 1839 in8 Reliure editeur

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        Histoire de L'Empereur Napoléon

      Paris: J.-J. Dubochet et C[i]e, 1839. Frontispiece and woodcuts to text throughout. 802 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Full contemporary straight-grained citron-brown morocco, covers gilt-stamped with a large "N" and eagle emblem surrounded by large flroal sprays and volutes,, a.e.g., green moiré endpapers. Spine lightly faded, else fine. In a morocco-tipped crimson cloth open-faced slipcase.

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        Contes et Nouvelles de ?

      Paris: Ernst Bourdin, 1839. Frontispiece and 31 engraved plates on China paper mounted on thick paper after Johannot, Roqueplan, Déveria, Boulanger, Fragonnard Père, Janet-Lange, Français, Laville, etc., numerous head- and tailpieces and illustrations to text. viii, [9]-534. 1 vols. Tall 8vo. Full blue publisher's cloth, with blind- and gilt-stamped filigree on spine and covers, a.e.g. Small area of loss to spine from binder's overly hard stamping, else fine. A pristine copy of this illustrated edition of La Fontaine's Tales. Carteret notes that copies with the plates on China paper are, of course, very rare.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      München, 1. XI. 1839.. 6 SS. auf 2 gehefteten Doppelblättern mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). Gr.-4to.. Schönes, langes Schreiben an den Stuttgarter Bankier Gottlob Heinrich Rapp (1761-1832), den Schwager seines Bruders Sulpiz Boisseree, hinsichtlich einer möglichen Rückkehr der beiden nach Württemberg: "Verehrtester Freund! Ich beantworte erst heute Ihren lieben Brief, weil die Beantwortung desselben mir etwas schwer geworden, da gar manches zu bedenken und vieles zu berücksichtigen war, so daß ich kaum zu einem Entschluß kommen kannte. - Ehe ich Ihnen jedoch denselben mittheile muß ich Ihnen meinen innigsten Dank ausdrücken, für Ihre so freundschaftliche Theilnahme, die ich schon so oft erfahren habe. Möge es mir gewehrt werden Ihnen die Meinige einst zu zeigen und zugleich wie dankbar ich dafür bin. - Obschon mein Bruder jetzt sehr wohl ist, so habe ich dennoch nicht gewagt ihm ihren Brief mitzutheilen, da dieser ihn sehr beunruhigen würde und leicht eine Stöhrung in seiner Reconvaleszens hervorbringen könnte. Zudem steht die Sache noch in weitem Felde, und muß erst zu Faden geschlagen werden ob sie überhaupt möglich ist. Diesen Versuch glaube ich, kann ich mit Ihnen allein machen. Gelingt er, so daß eine Hoffnung vorhanden ist, aus dem Plan könne etwas werden; so theile ich ihn meinem Bruder mit, sonst aber laßen wir ihn ganz in seiner Ruhe. - Ihr Gedanke uns wieder nach Stuttgart zu ziehen hat so vieles für sich, daß ich troz manchen trüben Erinnrungen gerne darauf eingehe. Wäre mein Bruder noch so frisch und kräftig wie in alten Zeiten, so möchte die Sache sich leicht oder doch leichter machen wie jetzt. Mein Bruder könnte dann kräftig eingreifen und einen Posten als Direcktor der Kunstschule vollkommen ausfüllen. - Jetzt aber wo seine Gesundheit so schwankend ist, wo er nicht auf sich zählen kann, geht dieses nicht. Er könnte als Direcktor nur die Oberaufsicht führen, seine Gedanken aussprechen und der unter ihm stehende Inspecktor müßte sie ausführen und die Geschäfte besorgen so nemlich daß wenn mein Bruder leidend wäre, diese ohne alle Stöhrung ihren Weg fortgingen. - Ob sich dieses so gestalten und arangieren läßt steht dahin und ist sehr zu bezweifeln. Sollte jedoch die Regierung einen so großen Werth auf die Gewinnung meines Bruders zu dieser Stelle legen, daß sie auf solch eine freie Stellung einginge, so könnte und dürfte das Gehalt des Inspecktors nicht viel geringer als Jenes des Direcktors sein, da ihm die größere Arbeit zufiele und ich die Ansichten meines Bruders in dieser Beziehung kenne. - Mit der Berufung meines Bruders zu diesem Posten aber wäre meine Versetzung verbunden, da wie Sie wissen er sich nicht von mir trennen mag. - Eine Versetzung von mir aber ist mit mancherley Opfer verbunden [...]". - Ab 1819 hatten die Brüder bereits in Stuttgart gelebt, wo ihre berühmte Altmeistersammlung öffentlich ausgestellt worden war. Rapp hatte vergeblich versucht, die Sammlung dauerhaft für Stuttgart zu gewinnen: König Ludwig von Bayern erwarb sie 1827 für die Münchner Alte Pinakothek; Sulpiz Boisseree war 1835 zum bayerischen Oberbaurat und Generalkonservator ernannt worden.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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

      London: John Murray, 1839. A New Edition (second edition). Illustrated by engravings and lithographs after paintings by Edwin and Charles Landseer and by the author. xix, [1, plates], [1]-440 pp. Printed by A. Spottiswoode, New-Street-Square. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound in full brown gilt morocco, with original green cloth, bound in at back, t.e.g., by Tout. Bookplate of Sir David Salomons Bart. Broomhill, Tunbridge Wells. Minor fading, else very fine. The second edition of "a famous book, showing how this fascinating 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.

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        Manuscript fragment, possiby Autograph, from his THE NOBLE SCIENCE

      [Published in London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1839. One page, with a small attached note giving the names of those who finished or were first out of the water in the run. 1 vols. 4to. Mounted on old card covers newly lined, enclosed in a modern red morocco-backed box. One page, with a small attached note giving the names of those who finished or were first out of the water in the run. 1 vols. 4to. Manuscript Fragment from Radcliffe's NOBLE SCIENCE. The passage represented here in manuscript corresponds to a passage in The Noble Science: A Few General Ideas on Fox-Hunting, Radcliffe's 1839 classic, at pp. 323-324, "A Biographical Sketch" of Loraine Smith, M.P., artist, and participant in the famed run from Billesdon Coplow to Enderby Warren.. The verses are extracts from 'A Hunting Song' to the tune of 'Derry Down' by Bethell Cox, and 'Billesdon Coplow' by the Rev. R. Lowth (here 'South'), followed by the final couplet of the latter poem.

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        The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley. Edited by Mrs. Shelley

      London: Edward Moxon, Dover Street, 1839. First collected edition. Engraved frontispiece portrait by Finden. xvi, [i, contents], [i, blank], 380; [i, ads], [1, blank], [6], 347, [1]; viii, 314, [1], [1, printer's imprint]; viii, 361, [1, printer's imprint] pp. Bradbury and Evans, Printer. 4 vols. 8vo. Contemporary polished brown calf. First collected edition. Engraved frontispiece portrait by Finden. xvi, [i, contents], [i, blank], 380; [i, ads], [1, blank], [6], 347, [1]; viii, 314, [1], [1, printer's imprint]; viii, 361, [1, printer's imprint] pp. Bradbury and Evans, Printer. 4 vols. 8vo. "This edition of Mrs. Shelley's was supposed, when published, to be definitive. That she did not edit one earlier was due to the promised exacted by Sir Timothy Shelley that she would not try to bring his son's name into public notice during his own lifetime. The present edition was published with Sir Timothy's permission on condition that it should contain no memoir of the poet, a condition which was partially overcome by the addition of copious notes" (Grannis).

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        Histoire de L'Empereur Napoléon

      Paris: J.-J. Dubochet et C[i]e, 1839. Frontispiece and woodcuts to text throughout. 802 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Full contemporary straight-grained citron-brown morocco, covers gilt-stamped with a large "N" and eagle emblem surrounded by large flroal sprays and volutes,, a.e.g., green moiré endpapers. Spine lightly faded, else fine. In a morocco-tipped crimson cloth open-faced slipcase. Frontispiece and woodcuts to text throughout. 802 pp. 1 vols. 4to.

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        Journal of Researches into the Geology and Natural History of the Various Countries Visited by H.M.S. Beagle, Under the Command of Captain Fitzroy, R.N., From 1832 to 1836

      London: Henry Colburn 1839, 1st Separate edition. () [i-iv],[vii],viii-xiv,629,609-615,16,(4) pp.. Very good. Octavo. Original grey / green blind stamped cloth. Gilt title on spine. Spine a bit darkened. Outer joints with a bit of professional repair as does the top and bottom of the spine. Top of text block dust soiled. Original yellow coated endpapers. Tips a bit bumpled. Two folding maps tipped into the text rather than in pockets. 4 intext woodcuts. A touch of offsetting to the folding maps. The text is very clean. Freeman variant 11a. This is the separate issue of Darwin's contribution to Fitzroy's Voyage of the Beagle. It is the same sheets as Volume three of the Voyage but with different spine titling. Although complete copies of the Voyage are not particularly rare, obtaining a nice copy of the separate issue of Darwin's contribution is getting more difficult today..

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        Mühlenkamp Hamburg. Bleistifzeichnung.

      1839.. Signiert, datiert und mit "Mühlenkamp" bezeichnet 30 x 42 cm.. Der fein durchgearbeiteter Landschaftsausschnitt. - Haeselich war ein bedeutender Repräsentant der Hamburger Landschaftsmalerei im 19. Jahrhundert, vereinzelt auch mit Bildnissen, Interieurs und Genrebildern vertreten. Er war Schüler bei G. Hardorff d. Ä. und studierte an den Akademien in Berlin und Dresden. Nach seiner Rückkehr nach Hamburg bevorzugt Landschaften aus Holstein und dem Hamburger Umland. Haeselich war Mitglied des Hamburger Künstlervereins. - Oberer Rand etwas unregelmäßig geschnitten. Blattkanten mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren.

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        Memoir of Nathaniel Bowditch. By His Son...Extract from: Mécanique Céleste

      Boston: From the Press of Isaac R. Butts; Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1839. First separate edition, half title. Frontispiece portrait of Nathaniel Bowditch and a portrait of Mary Bowditch. 168 pp. 2 vols. Folio. Original cloth spine and paper boards. "Memoir of Nathaniel Bowditch [Mécanique Céleste.]. First separate edition, half title. Frontispiece portrait of Nathaniel Bowditch and a portrait of Mary Bowditch. 168 pp. 2 vols. Folio. Memoir of Nathaniel Bowditch, Inscribed. Inscribed on the upper cover to the American essayist "Henry H. Tuckerman from the Author." and then again on the limitation page [Printed]This copy is presented to "Henry Harris Tuckerman Esq, with the respect of the author. Boston July 31, 1839." with notice on this page "The following Memoir has been printed as part of the Fourth Volume of Dr. Bowditch's Translation of the Mécanique Céleste...only five hundred copies have been printed..." Nathaniel Bowditch, astronomer and mathematician, and author of "The New American Practical Navigator" was the most important author to American sea captains239974.

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        Contes et Nouvelles de ?

      Paris: Ernst Bourdin, 1839. Frontispiece and 31 engraved plates on China paper mounted on thick paper after Johannot, Roqueplan, Déveria, Boulanger, Fragonnard Père, Janet-Lange, Français, Laville, etc., numerous head- and tailpieces and illustrations to text. viii, [9]-534. 1 vols. Tall 8vo. Full blue publisher's cloth, with blind- and gilt-stamped filigree on spine and covers, a.e.g. Small area of loss to spine from binder's overly hard stamping, else fine. Frontispiece and 31 engraved plates on China paper mounted on thick paper after Johannot, Roqueplan, Déveria, Boulanger, Fragonnard Père, Janet-Lange, Français, Laville, etc., numerous head- and tailpieces and illustrations to text. viii, [9]-534. 1 vols. Tall 8vo. A pristine copy of this illustrated edition of La Fontaine's Tales. Carteret notes that copies with the plates on China paper are, of course, very rare.

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        England And Other Poems

      New York, 1839. Privately printed for the author. Inscribed by the author. Foxing throughout. In excellent condition , given the age. ENGLAND is the lead poem of fifty-three poems in the book: " Land of the great-of noble ancestry! Queen of the isles, and mistress of the sea ! ".. Private. Decorative Cloth. Very Good.

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        "Muggendorf." Kolorierte Lithographie von J. Heinel. Aus "XII Ansichten der vorzüglichsten Landschafts-Parthien aus Franken". Bayreuth, Höreth 1839. 23:33 cm.

      Bayreuth: Höreth, 1839. Heller, 650. - Malerische Ansicht von Muggendorf. Im Vordergrund Bauern bei der Heuernte, im Mittelgrund Blick über die Wiesent auf die Ortschaft. - Sehr seltene Ansicht des Ortes, hier in einem vorzüglich erhaltenen Exemplar..

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        THE INTERIOR OF THE HUT OF A MANDAN CHIEF. [Tab. 19]

      Paris: Coblentz and London, 1839-1842.. Handcolored aquatint engraving by Desmadryl after Bodmer. Sheet size: 17 7/16 x 23 1/4 inches. As well as being a beautifully composed view of the interior of this Mandan lodge, this is also one of the most ethnographically important of all Bodmer's images. An outstanding example of his careful rendering of every detail of the everyday life of the Mandan Tribe. The lodge was the home of Dipäuch, a respected elder of the Tribe, who gave Prince Maximilian much information about the history and beliefs of his people. The sketch was made over a period of several months at Mih-Tutta-Hand- Kusch from early December 1833 to mid-April 1834. This image has been much reproduced since, as perhaps the most accurate extant depiction, taken from life, of the domestic arrangements of the Plains Indians. 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. Well armed with information and advice, the party finally left St. Louis, on the most important stage of their travels, aboard the steamer, Yellow Stone, on April 10, 1833. They proceeded up the treacherous Missouri River along the line of forts established by the American Fur Company. At Bellevue they encountered their first Indians, then went on to make contact with the Sioux tribe, learning of and recording their little known ceremonial dances and powerful pride and dignity. Transferring from the Yellow Stone to another steamer, Assiniboin, they continued to Fort Clark, visiting there the Mandan, Mintari, and Crow tribes, then the Assiniboins at Fort Union, the main base of the American Fur Company. On a necessarily much smaller vessel they journeyed through the extraordinary geological scenery of that section of the Missouri to Fort Mackenzie in Montana, establishing a cautious friendship with the fearsome Blackfeet. From there, the westernmost point reached, it was considered too dangerous to continue, and the return journey downstream began. The winter brought its own difficulties and discomforts, but Bodmer was still able to execute numerous studies of villages, dances, and especially the people, who were often both intrigued and delighted by his work. The portraits are particularly notable for their capturing of individual personalities, as well as forming a primary account of what were to become virtually lost cultures. GRAFF 4648. HOWES M443a. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 2521. SABIN 47014. WAGNER-CAMP 76:1.

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        An Inquiry Into the Origin of the Antiquities of America

      1839. DELAFIELD, John. An Inquiry Into the Origin of the Antiquities of America. With an Appendix, Containing Notes, and "A View of the Causes of the Superiority of the Men of the Northern Over Those of the Southern Hemisphere." Illustrated with 10 lithographic plates of which 5 are hand-coloured and one folding plate nineteen feet long. 4to., 285 x 240 mm, bound in original purple cloth, rebacked with the original spine laid down. New York: J.C. Colt., 1839. |~||~||~||~| A fine clean copy of this curious nineteenth century work on South America, which is distinguished by the presence of a folding facsimile of the Codex Boturini printed on bank-note paper and extending to nineteen feet in length. The Codex tells the story of the migration legend of the Aztec peoples as they left their homeland Atzlán ("land or place of wings" or "land of herons") in the present-day southwestern United States in 1 Tecpatl (1064 C.E.) and moved south to finally settle in Tenochtitlán in the Valley of Mexico (around 1325 C.E.). The opening sequence of the codex depicts an archetypal Aztec man and the goddess Chimalma (identified by the round shield attached by a line to her head) sitting on the far left in the Aztec homeland of Aztlán. From here the Aztecs leaving by boat in the year 1 Tecpatl (1 Flint) to travel to the cave of Curl Mountain (Colhuacan), where the god Huitzilopochtli was discovered. Footprints mark the direction the people traveled, and tonguelike scrolls ascend heavenward to mark the directions given by the god.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Paris, 10. XI. 1839.. 3 SS. 8vo. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief).. An Mademoiselle Collin in Berlin: "Je viens d'arriver a Paris, Mademoiselle, et je trouve, en arrivant votre lettre en date du 22 Oct. Vous me rendez justice en ne doutant pas du veritable interet que je prends a la reussite et au bon succes de votre entreprise. Je suis, on ne peut pas plus reconnaissant a mes amis de l'accueil aimable qu'ils vous ont fait; j'aurai peut-etre l'occasion de leur en faire mes remerciement de vive voix si le projet de M. Spontini de faire executer mon Oratio "David" se realisait l'ete prochain. Cela me procurerait en meme tems le plaisir d'applaudir aux progres que vous aurez fait. Il est inutile de vous dire de continuer a travailler comme vous avez fait jusqu'aujourd'hui: il faudra plutot vous engager a travailler avec moderation: vous vivez dans un climat bien apre; mefiez vous en [ ]". - Der Schüler Michael Haydns und Joseph Haydns, ging 1804 nach Rußland und übernahm die Kapellmeisterstelle am Deutschen Theater in St. Petersburg. 1809 wurde er in Paris Pianist bei Talleyrand, der 1815 auf dem Wiener Kongreß Neukomms Requiem zur Gedächtnisfeier Ludwigs XVI. aufführen ließ. 1816 reiste er mit dem Herzog von Luxemburg nach Rio de Janeiro, wo er sich bis 1821 aufhielt. Neukomm kehrte dann zu Talleyrand zurück, blieb bis zu dessen Tod 1839 in seinen Diensten und unternahm als Komponist, Dirigent, Organist und Pianist zahlreiche Reisen durch Europa (DBE). - Leicht knittrig; Einrisse an den Rändern.

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        The Orchard, Including the Management of Wall and Standard Fruit Trees, and the Forcing Pit, with Selected Lists and Synonymes of the Most Choice Varieties

      London : Wm S. Orr and Co. Amen Corner, Paternoster Row, 1839-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Small octavo. viii, 420 pages, 18 hand colored pl., 19 cm. Near Fine condition. Bound in contemporary full green Moroccan leather. Gilt lettering and tooling on spine. Gilt tooling on boards. Inlaid gilt tooling on inside board extremities. AEG. 5 raised bands. Tight binding and cover. Minimal wear to extremities. Owners name on inside board of Arthur W. Hoyt, 1852. with his library number noted. All plates called for are present. Foxing to tissue guards only. Faint notation on early pages by contemporary hand in pencil. Clean pages. Dunthorne 191; Great flower books p. 66. BMC XVI, 361.8281

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        EVERY MAN HIS OWN BUTLER

      London, Whittaker and Co., 1839.. FIRST EDITION 1839, 12mo, approximately 170 x 105 mm, 6½ x 4 inches, vignette on title page, pages: xvi, 200, in original publisher's fine ribbed brown cloth, blind ruled border to covers, gilt vignette and title to centre of upper cover, spine plain, pale yellow endpapers. Binding repaired, worn and discoloured, head and tail of spine worn with slight loss of cloth, hinges rubbed and partly split, 2 small dark stains to upper cover, corners slightly bumped, neat name and "Rifle Brigade" on front pastedown, armorial bookplate of Charles Wintle on front endpaper, small light crease to top corner of title page, a couple of pale fox spots on the same, small pale stain to 1 lower corner, a few tiny margin ink marks on the list of Wine Sayings of my Uncle, pages 191-195, otherwise contents clean. A good copy only. The book covers: Buying Wine; Portuguese, Spanish and Hungarian; German; French; South African; Choice of a Cellar; Wine Making; Brandy; Adulteration and Measures; Consumption. Gabler, Wine into Words, page 221, G33920. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Como, 10. I. 1839.. 2¾ SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-4to.. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "[...] So wie der von Ihnen bearbeitete Band im Druck erscheint, sollen die zehn tausend Rubel Banco (welche nach dem itzigen Cours weit über zehn tausend Franken ausmachen) in Dresden gerichtlich depositirt werden, damit dieselben nach meinem und meiner Frau Tode, Ihnen oder Ihren Erben, alsogleich zugestellt werden können. Sollte ich vor der Erscheinung jenes Bandes sterben, so ist Ihnen mein Ehrenwort Bürge, daß bereits in meinem Testamente alle Anordnungen getroffen sind [...]". - Joseph Franck war Professor der Pathologie an der Medizinisch-Chirurgischen Schule in Wilna und wurde dort 1805 Professor der Klinischen Medizin sowie Direktor des Krankenhauses. Seit 1824 im Ruhestand, lebte er am Comer See. - Etwas fleckig und mit kleinen Randläsuren.

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        Les Météores de Thessalie et le Pinde. Altkolorierte Original-Lithographie.

      Imprimerie de Dondey-Dupre,, Paris, 1839 - Paris, Imprimerie de Dondey-Dupre, 1839. Bildgrösse: 33x42 cm. In Glasrahmen 48x58 cm. Unten links mit Wasserrand ausserhalb des Bildes. An den Rändern leicht stockfleckig. Erschien in: "Louis Dupré, Voyage à Athènes et à Constantinople ou collection de portraits, de vues et de costumes Grecs et Ottomans peints sur les lieux, d’apres nature, lithographie et colorie par L.Dupre de David. Paris: Dondey-Dupré, 1825 [Ausgabe 1839].", Blatt XIIII. Unten links mit Wasserrand ausserhalb des Bildes. An den Rändern leicht stockfleckig.

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        Logge del Vaticano

      1839. RAPHAEL. Logge del Vaticano. Complete suite of 14 hand-coloured engraved plates (numbered I-VI + 1-VIII): title-page engraved by Giovanni Balzar after a drawing by Luca Comparini, plates engraved by Carlo Lasinio after original designs by Raphael for the Vatican Loggia. Atlas folio, 643 x 490 mm, bound in contemporary Roman white vellum with the gilt and inlaid arms of Barnaba Chiaramonti as Pope Pius VII, on lower cover the initials: "D.H.M.R." surmounted by a ducal crown, a.e.g. In Roma: Presso Niccola de Antoni, [1802?] |~||~||~||~| Large Paper Copy of Lasinio's "Logge del Vaticano" in a Presentation Papal binding. The large engravings were meticulously hand-coloured at the time of publication. This glorious volume depicts the Renaissance grotesques of the columns of the Vatican Loggias, painted by Raphael in the final years of his life (between 1518-1519), and carried out under his direction and with his direct participation. (For further information, see No. 58 above). Raphael utilized Roman sources of decoration and ornamental repertory for the figures in these columns between the Vatican doorways of the Loggia. Much of the imagery can be traced to extant Roman iconographic sources such as statues, sarcophagi, coins, vases, frescos, gems, and cameos. The ornamented columns radiate with a profusion of devices from Antiquity, such as putti, drapery, landscapes, literary episodes, rich foliage, extravagant animals, and interconnecting acanthus convolutions. Cardinal Barnaba Niccolò Maria Luigi Chiaramonti (1742-1823) became Pope Pius VII on 14 March 1800 and reigned as Pope until 20 August 1823. As this spectacular work was produced in Rome glorifying the Raphael frescos in the Vatican, it would have been the perfect gift for Pius VII to have special copies bound in his Papal binding and presented to honored visitors and to noble and political dignitaries throughout Europe. The originals in the long Loggia at the Vatican are now so severely damaged that they look much like ancient Roman ruins upon which they were based. Carlo Lasinio (1757-1839), Florentine engraver and publisher of books on the fine arts, was an early pioneer in the use of colour-printing in Italy. Rebacked, some minor shelfwear as expected in such a large tome, but an excellent copy in a contemporary Presentation Papal binding, with brilliant hand-colouring to the plates.

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

      München/Paris/Leipzig, Kaiser & Lacroix; Rittner & Goupil; Weigel, [1839-1840].. Lith. Titel und 60 lithogr. Tafeln, alle im originalen Handkolorit, die Schrift teils goldgehöht. Mit 10 gedr. Textbögen. 10 Lieferungen in den originalen Lieferungsumschlägen. Zus. in grünem Halblederband der Zeit mit Rückengoldprägung und goldgepr. Deckelschildchen; Bindebänder. Folio (422 x 528 cm).. Einzige Ausgabe in der seltenen Variante mit allen Tafeln und dem prachtvollen Originalkolorit, das persönliche Exemplar des Herzogs Maximilian in Bayern. "Published in ten parts. The plates show costume of the period and also that of earlier times, taken from paintings" (Hiler). Die malerischen Ansichten, darunter Kairo, Alexandria, Jerusalem, La Valletta, Luxor, Theben u. a., Genreszenen und Landschaften jeweils mit einer Rahmenbordüre umgeben und zu einem kleinen Gemälde komponiert. Der aus Nürnberg gebürtige Genre- und Schlachten- (insbesondere Pferde-)Maler Mayr war Kabinettmaler des Herzogs Max, den er 1838 auf dessen Orientreise begleitete. Die Gruppe war im kleinen Gefolge am 20. Januar von München über Venedig, Korfu, Patras, Athen, Alexandria und Kairo ins Heilige Land gereist. In der Salvatorkirche zu Jerusalem wurde der Herzog durch den Franziskaner-Kustos zum Ritter vom Heiligen Grab geschlagen. Nach acht Monaten kehrten sie am 17. September 1838 nach München zurück; 1839 wurde Max zum Ehrenmitglied der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften ernannt. - Die beigegebenen Textblätter mit den Erklärungen stockfleckig, die Tafeln selbst lediglich im Papierträger teils etwas angestaubt, sonst von prachtvoller Erhaltung. Aus der Bibliothek des Herzogs Max auf Schloß Tegernsee; das originale Signaturschildchen am Rücken erhalten. - Ibrahim-Hilmy II, 26. Gay 90 (nur 36 Tafeln). Lipperheide Ma 22 (= 1589). Hiler 578. Tobler 161. Graesse IV, 457. Engelmann 124. Kainbacher 265 ("Rarität"). Thieme/Becker XXIV, 477. Nagler VIII, 498f. ("höchst merkwürdige Zeichnungen"). ADB XXI, 139ff. Nicht bei Blackmer oder Abbey (Travel). Nicht bei Colas.

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        De praecipua inter hodiernam Arabum linguam et antiquam differentia dissertatio.

      Helsingfors (Helsinki), Frenckell, 1839.. (2), 47, (1) pp. Marbled boards. 8vo.. Only edition of Wallin's dissertation, a study of the differences between classical and modern Arabic. Like his more famous contemporary J. L. Burckhardt, the Finnish orientalist Wallin was not only fluent in Arabic, but also capable of passing for a scholarly sheikh. Indeed, the two explorers are often compared: "I see many points of resemblance between them, the same iron constitution, the same versatility, the same indomitable energy, the same imperturbable temper" (H. C. Rawlinson, quoted in Henze). Financially backed by his alma mater, the University of Helsinki, Wallin departed for the Middle East in 1843 and set out on his expeditions from Cairo under the name of Abd al-Wali. "In 1845, proceeding southeast across the wastelands of the Nafud Desert, he reached Ha'il then continued by force of circumstances southward to Medina and Mecca. From there he returned to Egypt" (Howgego). After his return to Europe in 1850, Wallin was made Professor of oriental languages at Helsingfors. His notes provide a detailed overview of the political and religious movements and the role of the different tribes in Palestine and especially in Saudi Arabia. - Browned as common. An untrimmed, uncut copy as issued. - Of the utmost rarity. - K.-E. Henriksson (A Wallin Bibliography), in: Studia orientalia 17 (1952), p. 13-16, at p. 13. Henriksson/Puupponen 167. Marklin 76.

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        Vollständige theoretisch-practische Pianoforte-Schule von dem ersten Anfange bis zur höchsten Ausbildung fortschreitend, und mit allen nöthigen zu diesem Zwecke eigends componirten zahlreichen Beispielen. Op. 500.,

      Wien, Diabelli [1839]. - Tle. 1-3 (v. 4) in 2 Bdn. 4°. 5 Bl., 168 S.; 3 Bll., 154 S.; 3 Bll., 96 S. Gest. Notens. Mitz lithogr. Titelportr. (v. Kriehuber), 1 Taf. (faksim. Handschrift), 1 Doppeltaf. ("Übersicht der Tastatur und der Noten" auf Leinen gezogen). Plattennummer: D.&C.No.6600.A-C Ln. EA Berühmte Klavierschule Carl Czernys (1791-1857), der bereits mit zehn Jahren ein brillanter Pianist war, weshalb er Schüler von Ludwig van Beethoven wurde. Bei der ersten Wiener Aufführung von Beethovens 5. Klavierkonzert am 11. Februar 1812 spielte er den Solopart. Später war Czerny Lehrer von Franz Liszt und Sigismund Thalberg. Er schrieb über 1.000 Kompositionen. Er war einer der ersten Komponisten, die die Bezeichnung Etüde als Titel wählten. Czerny wird zu den wichtigsten Mitgliedern des Wiener Musiklebens seiner Zeit gezählt. Liszt widmete ihm später seine 12 Études d`exécution transcendante. - Ohne den vierten Band: "Der Kunst des Vortrags", der als Supplement erschien. Gewicht in Gramm: 3000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        seder Hagada shel Pesach im hapitaron bilshon Sfaradi [Passover Haggadah shel Pesah Pessach Pesah ]

      Moshe Yehoshua ben Yaakov Tobiana, Leghorn [= Livorno], Italy 1839 - Yudlov 808. Yaari 587. 38 leaves. A rare complete copy. Original decorative wrappers. Both the JNUL copy and the copy examined by Yudlov are incomplete, lacking the final leaf. slightly stained and soiled. A few illustrations are somewhat unclear or incomplete due to the printer not having properly inked his press. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vollständige theoretisch-practische Pianoforte-Schule von dem ersten Anfange bis zur höchsten Ausbildung fortschreitend, und mit allen nöthigen zu diesem Zwecke eigends componirten zahlreichen Beispielen. Op. 500

      Wien, Diabelli [1839].. Tle. 1-3 (v. 4) in 2 Bdn. 4°. 5 Bl., 168 S.; 3 Bll., 154 S.; 3 Bll., 96 S. Gest. Notens. Mitz lithogr. Titelportr. (v. Kriehuber), 1 Taf. (faksim. Handschrift), 1 Doppeltaf. ("Übersicht der Tastatur und der Noten" auf Leinen gezogen). Plattennummer: D.&C.No.6600.A-C Ln. EA Berühmte Klavierschule Carl Czernys (1791-1857), der bereits mit zehn Jahren ein brillanter Pianist war, weshalb er Schüler von Ludwig van Beethoven wurde. Bei der ersten Wiener Aufführung von Beethovens 5. Klavierkonzert am 11. Februar 1812 spielte er den Solopart. Später war Czerny Lehrer von Franz Liszt und Sigismund Thalberg. Er schrieb über 1.000 Kompositionen. Er war einer der ersten Komponisten, die die Bezeichnung Etüde als Titel wählten. Czerny wird zu den wichtigsten Mitgliedern des Wiener Musiklebens seiner Zeit gezählt. Liszt widmete ihm später seine 12 Études d'exécution transcendante. - Ohne den vierten Band: "Der Kunst des Vortrags", der als Supplement erschien.

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        Oeuvres complètes de BUFFON, avec des extraits de DAUBENTON, et la classification de CUVIER

      New illustrated edition of 122 color plates erased and enhanced by hand, on strong paper. The 122 boards contain more than 300 figures. The boards were designed by Janet Lange and Travies (best illustrators for Buffon in the nineteenth), and engraved by Manceau, Fournier ... Bound in half grief eggplant back with four nerves decorated with gilded boxes and nets cold and hot. Some scattered spots and capricious (but never heavy or invasive) affect some slips. The serpentes are present and the boards are in good condition, without browning. Volume I - General Subjects, earth theory. 782 pages illustrated with a portrait, 5 maps in color. Second volume - General Subjects, grounded theory (2nd part), minerals. 775 pages. Third volume - Mammals. 726 pages illustrated with 13 color plates. Volume fourth - Mammals (Part 2). 784 pages illustrated with 29 color plates. Volume fifth - Birds. 653 pages illustrated with 44 color plates. Volume Sixth - The Birds (Part 2). 732 pages illustrated with 30 color plates. chez Furne et Cie. Paris 1839 6 tomes en 6 Vol. Grand in 8 (format Jesus) 17,5x26,5cm 6 Vol. reliés

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        Théâtre politique : La mort de Mirabeau. / La mort de Danton. / Un thé chez Barras. / La bataille électorale

      Editions originales de ces quatre supercheries littéraires. Reliure en demi chagrin sapin, spine lisse orné de motifs décoratifs romantiques dorés comportant quelques traces de frottements, un minuscule trou en pied d'un mors, plats de cartonnage, reliure de l'époque. Envoi de l'auteur sur le premier volume. Quelques petites rousseurs. S.n. & Chez tous les marchands de nouveauté & Boursy fils & Tresse Lyon & Paris 1839 & 1844 15x22,5cm 4 volumes reliés en 1

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        Collection des documents inédits sur l'histoire de France publiés par ordre du roi et par les soins du ministre de l'instruction publique : instructions du comité historique des arts et des monuments

      First Edition. Binding half sheepskin caramel, flat spine decorated with gilt fillets and cold with traces of friction. Book written in collaboration with Albert Lenoir and Charles Lenormant. Rare book on monuments Gallic, Roman, Greek, Christian and illustrated with figures engraved in-text. Imp. royal Paris 1839 20,5x27cm relié

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        Béatrix ou les amours forcés

      First Edition rare.Half morocco bindings grief chocolate back with five nerves set with gold threads adorned with golden double boxes richly embellished with decorative golden browned tails, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats paper bowl dates, golden heads, elegant bindings executed at the end of the nineteenth century.Bookplate engraved by Alexis Martin Aglaüs Bouvenne glued on contreplats.Marginal restoration distance of several layers, the second volume of the table was cut and pasted on laid paper.Nice copy of this novel nicely established that forms one of the most beautiful female portraits of the human comedy. Hippolyte Souverain Paris 1839 14x22cm 2 volumes reliés

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        SCIOGRAPHY; OR, EXAMPLES OF SHADOWS; WITH RULES FOR THEIR PROJECTION: INTENDED FOR THE USE OF ARCHITECTURAL DRAUGHTSMAN AND OTHER ARTISTS

      London: Whittaker and Co., Ave Maria Lane, 1839.. viii,55pp plus plates (some folding). Contemporary cloth (disbound and boards detached). Text heavily foxed, plates less so. Physically only a fair copy, but see below. Denoted the "Second Edition, With Considerable Additions and Improvements, and Six Additional Plates," but in fact an example of Whittaker and Co taking on distribution of sheets from that edition, printed by T. Davison, Whitefriars and published first in 1824, and equipping the sheets with a cancel title leaf bearing their imprint. Potentially an interesting association copy, bearing an ownership signature ("Thos. Cole 1840") in the upper margin of the title. The signature bears a strong resemblance to that of the prominent American painter, Thomas Cole (1801-1848), long associated with the Hudson River school of painting. The date of the signature and the subject matter of the book are significant and suggest a highly attractive association with one of Cole's most famous paintings, "The Architect's Dream." As recorded on the web site of The Thomas Cole National Historic Site: "Cole created The Architect's Dream for prominent New York architect Ithiel Town, who commissioned a landscape from the artist in 1839. Town paid Cole in cash and books from his extensive architectural library, which inspired the painting's fantastic composition. Cole was, in his own words, 'something of an architect,' and provided the plans for the Ohio State Capitol, and also for St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Catskill after an earlier building burned down in 1839. Cole's friend William Cullen Bryant described The Architect's Dream as 'an assemblage of structures, Egyptian, Gothic, Grecian, Moorish, such as might present itself to the imagination of one who had fallen asleep after reading a work on the different styles of architecture.' Cole finished The Architect's Dream in only five weeks, exhibiting it in the 1840 National Academy of Design annual exhibition, where it received mixed reviews. Some critics found it "too full of poetry," while others declared it 'display[ed] as much genius as many of his best.' Unfortunately, Cole's patron was on the opposing side, and ultimately refused to accept the painting because it was 'exclusively Architectural.'" It is possible, if not probable, that this book was among those which constituted the book portion of Ithiel Town's down payment to Cole.

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        Scripturae Sacrae. Cursus completus, ex commentariis omnium perfectissimis ubique habitis, et a magna parte episcoporum necnon theologorum Europae catholicae, universim ad hoc interrogatorum, designatis, unicie conflatus, plurimis annotantibus presbyteris ad docendos levitas pascendosve populos altè positis. 28 Volumes complets.

      demi-basane noire, dos à faux-nerfs, titre et tomaisons dorés, cachet de bibliothèque sur la page de titre, tome 9 reliure différente, demi-basane également noire, dos lisse, titre, tomaisons et ornementations dorés, format légèrement plus petit (270x175mm).Bon état dans l?ensemble.

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        EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCHES IN ELECTRICITY

      London, England: Richand and John Edward Taylor, 1839. original embossed cloth. 8vo. original embossed cloth. viii, 574, (8) pages. First edition (Jeffreys 297; Carter 487). See Iwan Rhys Morus, review of Faraday, Experimental Researches in Electricity (Santa Fe, 2000 reprint) in The British Journal of the History of Science 34:4 (December 2001), 474-5. Jeffreys 297 notes a second edition (1849). Reprinted from Philosophical Transactions 1831-8. Author, in his preface, notes that this volume includes "the Fourteen Series of Experimental Researches in Electricity, which have appeared in the Philosophical Transactions during the last seven years." Includes Series I-XIV. Preface, table of contents, index. Eight foldout plates and publisher's advertisements follow text. Over half of spine cover missing. Covers rubbed and scuffed at edges. Inside front hinge repaired. Scattered light foxing.

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        Autographed Signed Letter (ASL) of Caroline Fry [Mrs. Caroline Wilson] hand written original poem (unpublished?)

      9-1/8 x 7-1/4 inches. Autograph manuscript signed "Caroline Wilson." One page. dated February] 7,1839.Draft of a poem titled Ex Gx or EG.died aged 18 years Signed in fountain pen. The letter is neatly sewn, at the left edge, to .5" album page flap, small red was seal at top left half covered by this strip, otherwise very good condition. Caroline Fry, later Mrs. Caroline Wilson can rightfully be considered a church theologian, a writer, a poet and a Christian educator. Fry has produced an impressive list of publications over her life. She began her professional writing career in 1823 by writing a monthly periodical called the Assistant of Education, Religious and Literary, which she intended for the education of children. In addition to writing church theology, she wrote devotional meditations, prayers, poetry and recounted moral lessons one might learn from the life stories of people she encountered in her travels throughout the English countryside published in two volumes entitled, The Listener.

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