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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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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        Wunderbuch für die reifere Jugend. Eine Galerie ..

      Stuttgart, Hoffmann, 1839.. IV, 478 SS. mit 36 Abb. in Lithographie auf 18 Tafeln, gr.- 8°, Ppbd. d. Zt. ( beschabt und bestoßen). Seebaß I, 693, Stuck - Villa 116. Wegehaupt, Nr. 699. - Erste Ausgabe. - Unter den Abb. zahlr. Ansichten, u.a. Berlin ( Brandenb. Tor), Hamburg, Kassel, Schwetzingen sowie a. d. Ausland Athen, Bad Isch. New York, Salzburg usw. - Teilweise leicht fleckig.

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        Voyage autour du Monde entrepris par ordre du Gouvernement sur la Corvette La Coquille

      Brussels: N.-J. Gregoir, V. Wouters et Cie., 1839. Octavo, four volumes bound in one, each with separate title page and frontispiece; occasional foxing, old bookseller's stamp to the first title page, yet quite a good copy in contemporary quarter black roan (joints repaired). Enriching the formal account of Duperry. Uncommon account of the voyage of the Coquille, a French scientific expedition under the command of Louis-Isidore Duperry. This detailed and engaging narrative was written by René Primevere Lesson, surgeon and naturalist, and includes much detail lacking in Duperry's own account.The expedition travelled extensively throughout the Pacific, including Tahiti and the Solomons, and stopped at Port Jackson before sailing to the Bay of Islands. The expedition followed in the wake of the previous French scientific voyage to the Pacific under Dumont d'Urville, who assisted Duperry in his preparations prior to departure from Toulon in August 1822.Lesson was a careful and lively observer. He received little formal education and joined the navy as medical assistant; here his natural aptitude was recognised and formal training as a surgeon ensued. Lesson was fascinated by natural history from a young age, and relished the many opportunities offered during the voyage of the Coquille.Lesson describes his personal interactions with natives peoples throughout the Pacific, including King Bungaree at Port Jackson, who was tasked with waiting upon the French officers with his Aboriginal companions. By the early 1820s the Pacific was undergoing rapid social change, and hopeful expectations often did not match the reality encountered. On anchoring in Tahiti the Frenchmen were disappointed, 'finding to their astonishment that this renowned South Seas paradise was turning into a strict, puritanical society ruled by fundamental English missionaries' (Dunmore). Nonetheless Lesson's observations are of lasting value, especially his vocabularies that include Maori and Aboriginal dialects.

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        Copies or extracts of correspondence since 1st April 1835 between the Secretary of State for the colonies and the Governors of the British North American Provinces respecting the Indians in those Provinces

      London: House of Commons, 1839. 1st Edition. Hard cover. Near Fine. Collation: title page; iv; Pp 171Size: [329 x 207mm]Very detailed report on the native Indians of the Canadian provinces in 1835. New blue cloth boards and end papers with paper label of front board. Neat library mark on reverse of title page.Near fine condition American history; Canadian history; Canadian exploration; Hudson's Bay Company; Lower Canada; Upper Canada; Nova Scotia; New Brunswick; Prince Edward's Isle; Canadian indians; Micmac; Amalicites; Algonquins; Albenaquois; Hurons; Iroquois]Official British Government ReportCopies or extracts of correspondence since 1st April 1835 between relates to the Indians of Lower and Upper Canada, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, Jan. 1836 - March, 1839. Despatches from Lord Glenelg, Lord Durham, Sir J. Colborne, Sir F. B. Head, Sir George Arthur, Sir C.A. FitzRoy; concerning matters such as, the reducing the expenditures by England on Indians in Upper and Lower Canada, social condition, missionaries, education, etc. TPL 2268.

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        The romance of nature : or, the flower-seasons illustrated / by Mrs Charles Meredith, late Louisa Anne Twamley ; plates engraved after original drawings from nature by the authoress

      London : Charles Tilt, 1839. 3rd Edition. Very good copy in the original gilt-decorated green leather, with blind tooling. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Some rubbing also evident to the spine cover. Bumped corners. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. Physical description: 255 p, [28] plates ; 22 cm. Subjects: Emblem Books, English -- Flowers in poetry -- Flowers -- Pictorial works.

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        Keepseake Chrétien. 1840: Les Pèlegrinages de Suisse. Einsiedlen, Sachslen, Maria-Stein

      - [PRIMERA EDICION].- Paris: A. Canuet, Ed.-Libr., I. Rousset, Libraire, 1839.- 2 Tomos en un solo volumen, (XX,267; 320 pp.): con 12 finos grabados al acero, mas un bello frontispicio a todo color ante la portada; 8º (19,7 x 13,7 cm.); Bella encuadernación en Plena Piel Chagrén, roja, lomo cuajado en oro, con recuadro en seco y planchas doradas de tipo floral en ambas tapas o planos, cortes dorados.- La encuadernación con mínimas reparaciones en las esquinas, las guardas algo sucias. RARO. Livre en français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Every-Day Book and Table Book;

      - London - For Thomas Tegg, 1839 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The books have been rebacked with cloth with the ordinal boards and gilt titles to spine. Three volumes of William Hone's year books. The books are illustrated with numerous in text illustrations throughout. Volume I - The Everyday Book - 1839Volume II - The Everyday Book - 1837Volume III - The Year Book of Daily Recreation and Information - 1839. Continued from title pageForming a complete history of the year, months, and seasons,and a perpetual key to the almanac;Including accounts o the weather, rules for health and conduct, remarkable and important anecdotes, facts and notices, in chronology, antiquities, topography, biography, natural history, art, science, and general literature; derived from the most authentic sources, and valuable original communications, with poetical elucidations, for daily use and diversion. William Hone (June 3, 1780 November 6, 1842) was an English writer, satirist and bookseller. His victorious court battle against government censorship in 1817 marked a turning point in the fight for British press freedom. Among Hone's most successful political satires were The Political house that Jack built (1819), The Queen's Matrimonial Ladder (1820), Ill favour of Queen Caroline, The Man in the Moon (1820) and The Political Showman (1821), all illustrated by Cruikshank. Many of his squibs are directed against a certain Dr Slop, a nickname given by him to Dr (afterwards Sir John) Stoddart, of The Times. In researches for his defence he had come upon some curious and at that time little trodden literary ground, and the results were shown by his publication in 1820 of his Apocryphal New Testament, and in 1823 of his Ancient Mysteries Explained. In 1826 he published the Every-day Book, in 1827-1828 the Table-Book, and in 1829 the Year-Book. All three were collections of curious information on manners, antiquities and various other subjects. Condition: The bindings are generally tight and firm although the cords are exposed in a few places. A couple of the inner hinges are strained but all covers are firmly attached. There is some wear to the extremities including some rubbing to the boards and edges resulting in some damage to the surface of the paper. The books have been rebacked with cloth spines and the original boards. Internally the books have some spotting in places and some handling marks. Some of the page edges, mainly tot he front of the books, are a little tattered with some small close tears. The frontispiece in volume I has been repaired to the reverse with archive paper. There is an ownership plate to the front pastedown of each volume. Overall the books are in in good condition..

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        Holland. Handbüchlein für Reisende, die sich selbst leicht und schnell zurecht finden wollen.

      Coblenz/Rotterdam/Amsterdam, K. Baedeker/A. Baedeker/C. G. Sülpke, 1839,. Kl.-8vo. Mit 1 mehrf. gef., gest. Karte.VIII, XXXI, 210 S., 2 Bl. Hldr. d. Zeit m. rotem RSchild. Rotschnitt. (Deckel der illustr. OBrosch. beigebunden). Hinrichsen D 259 b (gibt die ersten VIII röm. numer. Seiten nicht an). - Erste Ausgabe. - Vollständiges Ex. mit dem beigebundenen sogen. Biedermeier-Umschlag mit Darstellungen v. holländ. Städtewappen u. Ansichten. - Minimal berieben. Lederecken auf Vorsätze u. Umschläge durchschlagend. Karte im äußersten Rande gebräunt. Schöner, wohlerhaltener Band der seltenen Ausgabe. "Holland ist vielleicht das wunderreichste Land unter der Sonne." (Vorwort).

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        Eigenh. Brief m. Unterschrift.

      Frankfurt a. M., 9. III. 1839.. 3 S., 8°.. [An den österr. Chemiker u. Mineralogen Anton Schrötter von Kristelli (1802-1875)]. - "Er studierte zunächst mit 18 Jahren Theologie in Halle an der Saale und beschäftigte sich mit den Naturwissenschaften lediglich am Rande. Im Alter von 22 Jahren übernahm er eine kirchliche Funktionsstelle in Mühlhausen/Thüringen. Doch dann entdeckte er seine eigentliche Berufung und studierte, nachdem er seine kirchliche Laufbahn ad acta gelegt hatte, nun vermehrt Physik und Chemie. Im Jahre 1835 wurde Böttger Lehrer für Physik und Chemie im Physikalischen Verein in Frankfurt und promovierte nur zwei Jahre später in Jena bei Professor Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner. Nun begann die Zeit seines fruchtbarsten Schaffens" (Wikipedia). --- Der in Olmütz geborene Anton Schrötter, Sohn eines Apothekers, studierte ab 1822 zunächst auf Wunsch seines Vaters in Wien Medizin, wechselte dann aber unter dem Einfluss von Friedrich Mohs zu den naturwissenschaftlichen Fächern, speziell der Mineralogie. 1827 erhielt er eine Assistentenstelle für Physik und Mathematik an der Universität Wien. 1830 wurde er Professor für Physik und Chemie am Technischen Institut Joanneum in Graz. Während eines halbjährigen Urlaubs im Jahre 1838 besuchte er chemische Institute in Göttingen, Heidelberg, Frankfurt und Paris. In Gießen machte er sich bei Justus von Liebig mit der organischen Elementaranalyse vertraut. Ab 1843 arbeitete er als Professor für technische Chemie am Polytechnischen Institut der Universität Wien und übernahm dort 1845 die Professur für allgemeine Chemie. Schrötter war neben Baumgartner, Ettingshausen und Haidinger einer der Begründer der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien und wurde 1850 ihr Generalsekretär. Die Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina wählte Schrötter 1856 zu ihrem Mitglied. Ab 1868 leitete er das österreichische Hauptmünzamt und wurde gleichzeitig zum Ministerialrat ernannt. Er wurde 1874 in den Ruhestand versetzt und eröffnete in seiner Wohnung ein Privatlaboratorium, in dem er Studien über Edelmetalle betrieb. 1875 starb er in Wien. Schrötter hat in seinem Leben ca. 60 wissenschaftliche Publikationen verfasst. Ab 1845 beschäftigte Schrötter sich intensiv mit Phosphor. 1848 gelang ihm der Nachweis der schon von Berzelius geäußerten Vermutung, dass roter Phosphor eine allotrope Modifikation des weißen Phosphors, nicht aber eine Phosphorverbindung ist. Schrötter wandelte weißen Phosphor durch Erhitzen in roten um, den man zeitweise Schrötterschen Phosphor nannte. Sein Verfahren zur Darstellung desselben revolutionierte die Streichholzindustrie, wo roter Phosphor schon bald als Bestandteil der Reibflächen genutzt wurde. Er war ein Organisator in Industrie und Wissenschaft sowie Berater bei den Vorbereitungen zur Novara-Expedition und zur Österreich-Ungarischen Nordpolexpedition. - Linke untere Ecke m. kl. Abriß (min. Buchstabenverlust). Kl. Randeinrisse. -

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        VIDA y hechos de Ramón Cabrera, con una reseña de sus principales campañas desde Noviembre de 1833 hasta el presente: Por un emigrado del Maestrazgo

      - Valencia, Manuel López, 1839, 15 x 10’5 cm., retrato – 124 págs. Obra rara. CARLISMO

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        Det går an.

      En tafla ur lifvet af författaren till Törnrosens bok. Sthlm, L. J. Hjerta, 1839. 12:o. 168 s. + (SNELLMAN, JOHAN VILHELM) Det går an. En tafla ur lifvet. Fortsättning. Sthlm, L. J. Hjerta, 1840. 12:o. (4),188 s. + (SILFVERSTOLPE, MALLA MONTGOMERY) Månne det går an? Fortsättning af Det går an. Uppsala, Leffler & Sebell, 1840. 8:o. (2),64 s. Ngt nött samtida hfrbd med blindpressad och guldornerad rygg samt blåstänkta snitt. obetydliga nagg överst på ryggen och stötta pärmhörn. En del bruksspår och sporadiska småfläckar, t.ex. i det första arbetet på s. 137-39. Liten pappersförlust i nedre marginalen på s. 103 i samma arbete. Bruntonad fuktfläck i övre yttre hörnet på s. 185-88 i det andra arbetet. Tredje arbetet ibland lite snävt skuret i yttermarginalen. Med en samtida signatur "J. H. af Gm", sannolikt J. H. af Geijerstam, och en diskret duplettmarkering i blyerts.. Almquistiana 231 för det första arbetet. Leijonhufvud & Brithelli Kvinnan inom svenska litteraturen s. 156 för det tredje. Första arbetet i andra upplagan som har ett nyskrivet förord. Första upplagan trycktes 1838 men makulerades och är endast känd i ett par exemplar. Inget har synts till på marknaden sedan Göteborgs universitetsbibliotek köpte ett på Carlanders auktion 1892. Snellmans fortsättning är den mest betydelsefulla följdskriften i "Det går an"-debatten. Trycket är utformat på samma sätt som förlagan. Boken har sannolikt tillhört Johan Henrik af Geijerstam (1804-77), major i artilleriet, vars boksamling såldes efter tryckt förteckning i Stockholm 1858

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        De l'Influence des Chemins de Fer et de l'Art de les tracer et de les construire.

      Carilian-Goeury et Vve Dalmont - John Weale, Paris, - Londres, 1839. - 135 X 220 mm. brfoché, couverture imprimée, non rogné. XIX-501 pp.,avec un tableau dépliant, suivies de 6 planches gravées dépliantes. Edition originale de l'ouvrage le plus important de Marc Seguin, inventeur de la chaudière tubulaire et de tant d'autres créations. Couvrture défraîchie avec dos fendu, quelques rousseurs éparses. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Theologiae Cursus Completus, ex tractatibus omnium perfectissimis ubique habitis, et a magna parte episcoporum necnon theologorum Europae catholicae, universim ad hoc interrogatorum, designatis, unice conflatus, Plurims annotantvous presbyteris ad docendos levitas pascendosve populos alte positis, annotarunt vero simul et ediderunt Fr. J. P. et V. S. M. (28 tomus cpl./ 28 Bände KOMPLETT),

      Migne; 1839 ff. - je Band ca. 1000 Seiten; zweireihig; Das hier angebotene Werk stammt aus einer teilaufgelösten Kloster-Bibliothek und trägt die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel.). Schnitt und Einband sind staubschmutzig/ berieben; Papier altersbedingt angebräunt/ teilweise stockfleckig; Der Gesamtzustand ist ansonsten dem Alter entsprechend gut; Orig.Halbleder mit altersbedingtem Abrieb; Seiten/ Einband stellenweise leich gelockert; KOMPLETTPREIS für 28 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; LATEINISCH! Sprache: la Gewicht in Gramm: 30000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Theologiae Cursus Completus, ex tractatibus omnium perfectissimis ubique habitis, et a magna parte episcoporum necnon theologorum Europae catholicae, universim ad hoc interrogatorum, designatis, unice conflatus, Plurims annotantvous presbyteris ad docendos levitas pascendosve populos alte positis, annotarunt vero simul et ediderunt Fr. J. P. et V. S. M. (28 tomus cpl./ 28 Bände KOMPLETT)

      Migne; 1839 ff... je Band ca. 1000 Seiten; zweireihig; Gebundene Ausgabe. Das hier angebotene Werk stammt aus einer teilaufgelösten Kloster-Bibliothek und trägt die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel...). Schnitt und Einband sind staubschmutzig/ berieben; Papier altersbedingt angebräunt/ teilweise stockfleckig; Der Gesamtzustand ist ansonsten dem Alter entsprechend gut; Orig.Halbleder mit altersbedingtem Abrieb; Seiten/ Einband stellenweise leich gelockert; KOMPLETTPREIS für 28 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; LATEINISCH!

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        United States Historical and Statistical Index [caption title] Exhibiting a Comprehensive Arrangement of Prominent Statistical Facts, as Appertaining to each Particular State: Also of the General Government of the United States, from the Administration of Washington, inclusive, to the present date, June, 1839

      New York: William S. Dillingham. 1839. First. First edition. Large octavo wrappers. One large leaf (75 x 95 cm.) folded to 25 cm. and tipped into printed wrappers. Untrimmed. Soiling and several small tears and chips on the wrappers, rear wrap discolored, possibly from the glue used to tipped the chart onto it. Scarce. OCLC locates six copies. .

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        Dansk Marine-Ordbog.

      Forfatterens Forlag. Trykt hos Bianco Luno, 1839. 1. udgave. 1. oplag. 540 sider. Halvlæder med rygtitel i guld. Bindet sign. Axel Jensen Pænt eksemplar. Lette ydre spor Sjælden. Illustreret. Let gulplettet. Npf. Bogen har tilhørt Palle Lauring og har hans diskrete ejerstempel.. Dansk

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        Voyage autour du Monde entrepris par ordre du Gouvernement sur la Corvette La Coquille

      N.-J. Gregoir, V. Wouters et Cie., Brussels 1839 - Octavo, four volumes bound in one, each with separate title page and frontispiece; occasional foxing, old bookseller's stamp to the first title page, yet quite a good copy in contemporary quarter black roan (joints repaired). Enriching the formal account of Duperry. Uncommon account of the voyage of the Coquille, a French scientific expedition under the command of Louis-Isidore Duperry. This detailed and engaging narrative was written by René Primevere Lesson, surgeon and naturalist, and includes much detail lacking in Duperry's own account.The expedition travelled extensively throughout the Pacific, including Tahiti and the Solomons, and stopped at Port Jackson before sailing to the Bay of Islands. The expedition followed in the wake of the previous French scientific voyage to the Pacific under Dumont d'Urville, who assisted Duperry in his preparations prior to departure from Toulon in August 1822.Lesson was a careful and lively observer. He received little formal education and joined the navy as medical assistant; here his natural aptitude was recognised and formal training as a surgeon ensued. Lesson was fascinated by natural history from a young age, and relished the many opportunities offered during the voyage of the Coquille.Lesson describes his personal interactions with natives peoples throughout the Pacific, including King Bungaree at Port Jackson, who was tasked with waiting upon the French officers with his Aboriginal companions. By the early 1820s the Pacific was undergoing rapid social change, and hopeful expectations often did not match the reality encountered. On anchoring in Tahiti the Frenchmen were disappointed, 'finding to their astonishment that this renowned South Seas paradise was turning into a strict, puritanical society ruled by fundamental English missionaries' (Dunmore). Nonetheless Lesson's observations are of lasting value, especially his vocabularies that include Maori and Aboriginal dialects.

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        Historique et Description des Procedes du Daguerreotype et du Diorama: Nouvelle Edition, Corrigee et Aumentee du Portrait de l'Auteur

      Paris: Alphonse Giroux et Cie. 1839. Nouvelle edition. Hardcover. Fine. Nouvelle edition, 1839, hardcover rebound in recent quarter straight grained morocco, gilt title to spine, octavo, 76pp., illustrated with 6 leaves of plates and frontispiece. Book fine, binding tight, text clean bright and unmarked. No DJ, but in protective plastic slip. The second edition, listed by Beaumont Newhall as the 8th printing, translated into English in 1971 as "An Historical & Descriptive Account of the Various Processes of the Daguerrotype & the Diorama by: Daguerre." RARE!

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        Recuerdos y bellezas de España. Obra destinada para da a conocer sus monumentos, antigüedades, paysages etc. PRINCIPADO DE CATALUÑA, comprende las provincias de BARCELONA, GERONA, TARRAGONA Y LERIDA. Tomo I y Tomo II

      Joaquin Verdaguer, Barcelona 1839 - En total 80 grabados a toda plana. Son los dos volumenes dedicados a Cataluña de la célebre y apreciada obra "Recuerdos y bellezas de España". En buen estado de conservación, limpio. Chagreen verde oscuro de la época, ambas tapas con plancha en seco, lomera con nervios e hilos dorados

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        Die Schweiz in ihren Ritterburgen und Bergschlössern historisch dargestellt von vaterländischen Schriftstellern.

      Chur: Johann Felix Jacon Dalp (Begründer und Verleger dieses Werks), 1828, 1830, 1839 (E.A.) - 3 Bde, komplett. 8°, OHLn. XXXII, 462 (plus 20 unpaginierte); VI, 518 (plus 20 unpaginierte); IV, 530 S. Mit je 1 Frontispiz (Bd. 1: Kupferstich, Bd. 2 Aquatinta, eingeklebt, Bd. 3 Aquatinta aufgedruckt), mit 6 plus 6 plus 5 Tafeln Aquatinta, gestochen und lithographiert) sowie 1 gestochenen, eingefalteten Plan der Kyburg in Bd. 2. Rücken etwas verblasst, Papier durchgängig mit Stockflecken, aber keineswegs spröde; sonst guter Zustand. - - - Bitte beachten Sie: Auf Grund der besonderen Versandkostenvorgabe von AbeBooks (der Preis richtet sich nicht nach Gewicht, sondern nach Anzahl der Artikel), kann es bei schwereren oder mehrbändigen Werken zu höheren Portokosten kommen. - - - Please note: Because of AbeBooks' special requirement for shipping fees (price is per item, not per weight) shipping charges may be higher with heavy books or when comprising several volumes. 1990 g 3 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The British Angler`s Manual, or the Art of Angling in England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland; with some account of the principal Rivers, Lakes and Trout Streams, in the United Kingdom; with instructions in fly-fishing, trolling, and angling at the bottom,

      London: Whitehead and Company and R. Ackermann 1839. XVI + 410 pp. 14 engraved steel plates, wood-cuts. Finely-bound in green full morocco gilt by Riviere. 5 raised bands. Spine richly gilt in six compartments. Top edge gilt. Inner gilt borders. Some light marginal browning

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        The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1839. 2 volumes, octavo (215 × 129 mm). Contemporary dark red half morocco, decorative gilt spines, marbled sides, edges and endpapers, by Cooke of Warwick (with his ticket in both volumes). Engraved portrait frontispiece of Dickens by Finden after Maclise and 39 engraved plates after H. K. Browne. Engraved bookplates of William Staunton of Longbridge, Warwickshire. Frontispiece and plates foxed, a number stained in blank margin at head. First edition, bound without the half-title. A nice set in an attractive English provincial binding. "All the humour of the recently completed Pickwick is reaffirmed in Nicholas Nickleby which has some title to being the funniest novel Dickens ever wrote; it is perhaps the funniest novel in the English language" (Peter Ackroyd, Dickens, pp. 262-262).

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        Reconnoitering Voyages, Travels & Adventures in the New Colonies of South Australia &c. &c. &c

      London: Smith, Elder & Co.. 1839. Octavo Size. Very Good condition. Corners lightly bumped. Eight [8] b/w illustrations (incl frontispiece and vignette to half-title page). 24 page catalogue at rear. An excellent copy. 291 pages A Particular Description of the Town of Adelaide, and Kangaroo Island; and an Account of the Present State of Sydney and Parts Adjacent, including Visits to the Nicobar and other Islands of the Indian Seas, Calcutta,the Cape of Good Hope, and St. Helena, During the Years 1836, 1837, 1838. . 1st Edition. Hardback.

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        Emigration fields

      Edinburgh: Black, 1839. Inscribed to Social Reformer Thomas AtwoodMatthew, Patrick (1790-1874). Emigration fields. 12mo. xi, [1], 237, [1]pp., adverts. 2 large folding maps engraved by Sidney Hall. Edinburgh: Black. . . , 1839. 198 x 120 mm. Original cloth, gilt, rebacked preserving original backstrip, worn & spotted. Light browning but still very good.First Edition, Inscribed by Matthew to Thomas Attwood (1783-1856) on endpaper."To Thomas Atwood M.P. Esq from P. Matthew" This plan for British emigration to North America, Africa, Australia and New Zealand was informed by Matthew's ideas on natural selection, which he first expressed in 1831, fully anticipating Darwin. Matthew speculates on the influence of environmental conditions, for example in southern Africa, where he predicts that the native population, perfectly adapted to the climate, and now governed by a more humane colonial policy, will grow at a faster rate than the colonial population.Matthew presented this copy to the social reformer and M. P. Thomas Attwood, who presented the Chartists' petition for universal suffrage and other democratic rights to the House of Commons in June of 1839 (see DNB).This is the only book inscribed by Patrick Matthew that we have seen on the market in more than 40 years.During the same period we have never seen an autograph letter by Matthew for sale. Thus is an extremely opportunity to obrtain Patrick Matthew's autograph, etc.

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        Neuester Fremdenführer in Berlin, Potsdam, Charlottenburg, deren Umgebung und auf der Eisenbahn. - Nach den neuesten und besten Quellen bearbeitet von L. Weyl. 5. verm. u. verb. Aufl.

      Berlin, C. F. K(n)echt, 1839.. 3 Bll., 346 SS., 8 Bll. m. 3 Kst., kl.- 8°, Or.- Ppbd. ( l. best. u. fl. ).. vgl. Berl.- Bibl. S. 53 ( f. 2 Aufl. ); Badstübner - G. 1563; Vgl. Engelmann 339 ( 6. Aufl. ). Die Kupferstiche zeigen das Brandenburger Tor, Begräbnis - Denkmal der Königin Luise ( Schloß Charlottenburg ). Marmorpalais zu Potsdam. Ohne den " Wanderungsplan durch Berlin ". - Seltener Führer.

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        Emigration fields.

      Black, Edinburgh 1839 - Inscribed to Social Reformer Thomas AtwoodMatthew, Patrick (1790-1874). Emigration fields. 12mo. xi, [1], 237, [1]pp., adverts. 2 large folding maps engraved by Sidney Hall. Edinburgh: Black. . . , 1839. 198 x 120 mm. Original cloth, gilt, rebacked preserving original backstrip, worn & spotted. Light browning but still very good.First Edition, Inscribed by Matthew to Thomas Attwood (1783-1856) on endpaper."To Thomas Atwood M.P. Esq from P. Matthew" This plan for British emigration to North America, Africa, Australia and New Zealand was informed by Matthew's ideas on natural selection, which he first expressed in 1831, fully anticipating Darwin. Matthew speculates on the influence of environmental conditions, for example in southern Africa, where he predicts that the native population, perfectly adapted to the climate, and now governed by a more humane colonial policy, will grow at a faster rate than the colonial population.Matthew presented this copy to the social reformer and M. P. Thomas Attwood, who presented the Chartists' petition for universal suffrage and other democratic rights to the House of Commons in June of 1839 (see DNB).This is the only book inscribed by Patrick Matthew that we have seen on the market in more than 40 years.During the same period we have never seen an autograph letter by Matthew for sale. Thus is an extremely opportunity to obrtain Patrick Matthew's autograph, etc. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        1839 PHILOSOPHY OF WITCHCRAFT 1ST EDITION LEATHER DEVIL MAGIC SATAN OCCULT XRARE

      THE PHILOSOPHY OF WITCHCRAFT1839; J. Mitchell, Jn. Dickie; First Edition; Paisley, Murray and Stewart, Others; Rebound Leather; w4.2"xh6.4"; 424 Pages; Very Rare!!!Great For any Occult Fan or Collector.  Great Gift Idea!!!ATTRIBUTES:A Lovely, sleek marble cover design with leather binding/corners, red spine label, with a nice frontispiece, snuff bottle illustration at the end, and a Fascinating Read; Smaller Size!!!SUMMARY:A work of Scottish folklore with fascinating contemporary accounts of the most notable Scottish witchcraft trials of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It also includes accounts of May rituals, Halloween, witch charms, fairies and witches. The Philosophy' of Demonology, or Witchcraft, involves in it, in a greater or lesser degree, the history of a considerable portion of the inhabitants of every age and nation, and embraces," within the wide range of its illustrations, the consideration of some of the most important faculties of the human mind. No subject presents itself with deeper interest, none opens a wider field of observation and discovery, than the investigation of the first dawning of intellectual improvement,' manifested in the mysterious workings of inscrutable mind. The study of mind has, in every age, arrested the novice, and commanded the talent of the most enlightened' among men. We naturally love to dwell upon the primitive state of our stance. Scotland was second only to Germany in the barbarity and number of its witch trials. Far more witches were tried and condemned per head of population in Scotland than in England, with one estimate giving as many as 4,400 witches being executed overall. Unlike the practice in England, Scotland followed the continental, inquisitorial model, but here a confession was not necessary before conviction and execution. General reputation as a witch was considered sufficient proof for an indictment and conviction. Once an indictment was drawn, the accused could not dispute its accuracy!  Execution also followed the continental form with witches commonly being burnt and the costs of the trial and execution being borne by the condemned person. CONDITION:Condition is Good/Very Good.  Some wear to edges, rubbing to boards/leather, little age tone to pages, pages/hinges/text block are very good for 176 years old!!!

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        Constantinople And The Scenery Of The Seven Churches Of Asia Minor

      London: Fisher, Son, & Co., ca. 1839. Hardcover. Contemporary three quarter burgundy morocco and matching cloth in stipple pattern. Aeg. 2 vols. Very good/No Dust Jacket. Allom, Thomas. [xxvi] 84, 100 pages. 27 x 21 cm. 46 engraved plates with tissue guards, including title vignette, and one map, Vol. I. 49 engraved plates with tissue guards, including title vignette, and folding map at rear, Vol. II. Index. BRYAN, Vol. I, p. 25. "His work `Constantinople,' was the result of a trip to the East, in which he again introduces historical events, such as the unfolding of the standard of the Prophet in the mosque of Sultan Achmet previous to the massacre of the Janissaries by Mahmoud." Clean, crisp and bright interior, plates and text, raised bands, spine panels gilt, slight joint rubbing, slight dampstain lower fore-edge Vol. II, free front and back endpapers, and first and last plate not affecting image.

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        Buenos Ayres, and The Provinces of the Rio De La Plata.

      John Murray. 1839 - '. Their Present State, Trade and Debt: With some account from original documents of the progress of Geographical Discovery in those parts of South America during the last sixty years'. xxviii + 415pp + plates and large foldg linen backed map 'General Map' as called for. POS, in pencil, on first blank. Scattered foxing/browning Front board stained/sunned. Very good hardback in rubbed, later, half calf, Sotheran binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Report on the Affairs of British North America from the Earl of Durham, Her Majesty';s High Commissioner

      Toronto: Printed by Robert Stanton, 1839. Very early edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+. 8vo. 142pp., v. Table of contents. Original contemporary boards and leather corners and and end papers. Recent rebacking with a new leather spine, tooling and red leather label with gilt type. Internally some occasional pencil lines (perhaps even D'Alton McCarthy's ???) and spots, but generally clean. Page 108 improperly numbered 408.Dalton McCarthy (October 10, 1836 - May 11, 1898), or D'Alton McCarthy, was a Canadian lawyer and parliamentarian. It was his firm, Boulton & McCarthy in Barrie, that was the first incarnation of what is now Canada's largest law firm, McCarthy Tétrault.This copy printed by Stanton is most complete (142pp.) of the 3 issues of Durham's Report published in Toronto in 1839. TPL 2263. Lande 206. Book with McCarthy's ownership signature on front endpaper. Picture or photocopy of McCarthy's bookplate on other end paper. McCarthy was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 1878 federal election as a Conservative. An Irish-born Protestant, McCarthy was stridently anti-Catholic and anti-French Canadian. He broke with the Conservatives in the 1890s, running and being re-elected as an Independent Member of Parliament (MP) in the 1891 election. McCarthy was a founder of the "Imperial Federation League", which proposed uniting the United Kingdom and the emerging dominions under a central Cabinet government responsible to an Imperial Parliament elected from throughout the Empire. McCarthy ran his own slate of McCarthyite candidates in the 1896 election, but was the only one elected.Following the 1896 election, McCarthy forged an alliance with Wilfrid Laurier's Liberal Party. He would likely have been appointed to cabinet in 1898 had he not died following a carriage accident. He also defended Emily Stowe in the 1879 abortion trial of Emily Stowe.McCarthy was a key figure in the Manitoba Schools Question, and a major proponent in pushing English only in legislatures, courts, and schools of Western Canada. He must have treasured the ownership of this 1839, Toronto printed, Durham Report!

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        The Report and Despatches of the Earl of Durham, Her Majesty's High Commissioner and Governor-General of British North America

      London: Ridgways, 1839. Octavo, early owner's signature and armorial bookplate of Henry Frederick Compton Cavendish; an excellent copy in early tan calf, spine gilt, red spine label. How to get exiled from Canada. A splendid copy of this work, owned by the author's daughter.The work provides a comprehensive account of Canada in the immediate aftermath of the 1837 Rebellion or "Patriotic Movement". This might be considered a surprising inclusion in the Edwards library as it makes no explicit mention of Australia, but is of relevance because this is the official account of the Rebellion that led directly to the transportation of the famous Canadian Exiles, who would have such a formative influence on Australian colonial history (and who would themselves write several memoirs of great interest to Australia).The volume was at one time in the library of Lady Emily Augusta Lambton, the daughter of the author, the first Earl of Durham. Her son added his bookplate.

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        The romance of nature : or, the flower-seasons illustrated / by Mrs. Charles Meredith, late Louisa Anne Twamley ; plates engraved after original drawings from nature by the authoress

      London : Charles Tilt 1839 - Physical description: 255 p, [28] plates ; 22 cm. Subjects: Emblem Books, English -- Flowers in poetry -- Flowers -- Pictorial works. Very good copy in the original gilt-decorated green leather, with blind tooling. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Some rubbing also evident to the spine cover. Bumped corners. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. 1 Kg. 255 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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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, bound from the publisher's parts, with all of the earliest issue points called for by Smith and Hatton & Cleaver. Publisher's first state olive green cloth, with boards and spine ruled in blind, spine lettered in gilt. About near fine, with some light wear to the extremities, faint vertical crease and a hint of dimming to the spine, discreet minor repair to the spine head, replaced endpapers, spine very lightly starting inside the front cover, a few faint hints of scattered spotting, otherwise bright and clean pages, plates lacking much of the usual toning. Overall, an attractive and presentable copy. Smith I, 5. Housed in a custom dark green folding box, with a black morocco title label lettered in gilt to the spine. 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. After losing his father, Nicholas 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 publication on October 23, 1839, Nicholas Nickleby was issued in twenty parts, published serially in nineteen monthly installments from April 1839 - October 1839. This first edition in book form was bound from the publisher's parts with the stab holes from the original wrappers present and all the points called for by Smith, meaning that it is one of the earlier issues of the first edition. Furthermore, this copy was bound from the earliest states of the publisher's parts, for, as Hatton and Cleaver note, "There are two distinguishing features only, which point out early printings from later issues:" the substitution of "visiter" for "sister" on page 123 and "latter" instead of "letter" on page 160; both of these errors were corrected while Nicholas Nickleby was issued in parts, causing Smith to cite the point on page 123 as "in some copies" only and omit the point on page 160 entirely. This copy has both "visiter" and "latter," deeming it a scarce first edition bound from the first state of the publisher's parts.. Illus. by Browne, Hablot Knight. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA ]
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