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        The Natural History of the Sperm Whale . . . To Which is added, a Sketch of a South Sea Whaling Voyage . . . In Which the Author Has Personally Engaged

      John Van Vorst, 1 Paternoster Row, London, 1839, Three-Quarter Leather, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No JacketSize: 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall, "The Natural History of the Sperm Whale: Its Anatomy and Physiology - Food - Spermaceti - Ambergris - Rise and Progress of the Fishery - Chase and Capture - "Cutting In" and "Trying Out" - Descriptions of the Ships, Boats, Men, and Instruments Used in the Attack; with an Account of the Favourite Places of Resort. To Which is added, a Sketch of a South Sea Whaling Voyage; Embracing a Description of the Extent, As well as the Adventures and Accidents that Occurred During the Voyage in which the Author has Personally Engaged." Three quarters leather with gilt tiles over brown cloth covers. vi, [7]-12, 393 p, frontis plus 2 additional plates, one with tissue guard. Very nice condition: a little rubbing to leather on covers, small mark on back cover, a very few ages spot, almost entirely confined to endpapers. Stuckdowns and outer side of first and last free endpaper are in light purple paper, suggesting that the copy has been rebacked at some point. Extensive photographs available. Herman Melville acquired a copy of Beale's book in 1850 and used it as a source book for his novel Moby Dick, which was completed in 1851. This is the second edition of Beale's work, the first edition being a much shorter version (58 pages) without the section on the whaling voyage.

      [Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd]
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        History of Long Island : Containing an Account of the Discovery and Settlement, with Other Important and Interesting Matters to the Present Time

      New-York : E. French, 1839, Hardback, First EditionFinely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title directly gilt-blocked. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - of presentation quality. ; 536 pages; Physical desc. : 536 p. , [2] leaves of plates : ill ; 24 cm. Pages 142-481 devoted to histories of the counties and towns. Sabin 95468. Subject: Long Island (N. Y. ) - Discovery and exploration.

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        HYPERION, A ROMANCE. By the Author of "Outre- Mer."

      New York: Published by Samuel Colman, 1839.. Two volumes. [6],[3]-213;[6],[5]-226pp. Octavo. Original tan paper boards, printed spine labels, brown endsheets, edges untrimmed. The Barton Currie set, with his gilt leather bookplate in each volume (offset a bit to the front free endsheets). Scattered foxing, boards and labels a bit rubbed and lightly soiled, spine ends a bit worn, but a very good set. Half morocco slipcase and chemises. First edition, BAL's setting A of the title leaves in both volumes. BAL suggests that copies with white endsheets are the earliest, based on dated inscriptions. BAL 12064. WRIGHT I:1707.

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      John Owen, Cambridge 1839 - Bound in modern 3/4 chocolate brown morocco leather with gilt-ruled spine retaining the half title but not the original endpapers. BAL 12065. Second state with altered textual readings of pages (v), 18, and 78 but original reading of page 23. Longfellow's first book of poems, preceded by some translations and a book of sketches. Occasional soiling to text. Near Fine copy in an attractive binding [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        A Map of England & Wales Divided Into Counties Parliamentary Divisions & Dioceses Shewing The Principal Roads Railways Rivers & Canals and The Seats of the Nobility and Gentry with the Distance of Each Town from the Gene

      London S Lewis & Co 1839. Cover rubbed. Maps in G+ condition. Some slight staining on margins of the SE division with no impact on map [First Edition] Leather/gilt covers containing linen backed folding maps 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). 4 divisions. Hand coloured Map divided into 4 separate divisions. The NW division contains a view of the General Post Office, London, drawn by T. Allom. '.. Reduced from the Survey Made Under the Honorable Board of Ordnance to a Scale of Five Miles to an Inch and Corrected to the Present Time.' The linen backed hand coloured folding Map comprises 4 separate divisions- NE, NW, SE, SW. each of which measures 96mm x 90mm. Each map has 35 compartments.

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        Histoire de l'Algérie et des autres etats barbaresques, depuis les temps les plus anciens jusqu'à ce jour.

      Pougin, Paris 1839 - In-8vo. (19 cm) de [1], 316 pp. e 4 gravuras desdobráveis. Enc. Encadernação coeva meia inglesa. Exemplar bem conservado, apresentando embora alguma acidez. Pouco vulgar.

      [Bookseller: Artes & Letras]
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        De functionibus nervorum cerebr- alium et nervi sympathici libri quattuor

      Bern & St. Gall: Huber..., 1839. 1st edition. Valentin, Gabriel (1810-83). De functionibus nervorum cerebralium et nervi sympathici libri quattuor. 4to. [4], 161, [1, errata]pp. Bern: Huber & Socii, 1839. 258 x 205 mm. Paste paper boards ca. 1839, a little rubbed, spine chipped. Minor foxing but very good. 19th cent. ownership signature on title and marginal annotations in the same hand; signature and bookplate of Dr. Sigmund Mayer. <p>First Edition. Valentin&#39;s monograph on the cerebral and sympathetic nervous systems was written in response to Remak&#39;s Observationes anatomicae et microscopicae de systematis nervosi structura (1838), which had announced Remak&#39;s discovery of the unmyelinated nerve fibers (fibers of Remak) and their connection with neuronal cell bodies. Remak&#39;s announcement was opposed by a number of his contemporaries, including Valentin, who aired his dissenting views in De functionibus nervorum. </p><p>"In [the monograph&#39;s] first section he extended the account of the cerebrospinal nerves that he had published three years earlier, in the second he discussed the physiology of the vegetative [i.e., autonomic nervous] system, in the third the laws governing the peripheral nerves, and in the fourth gave his opinions on the influence in general of nerves on organic and animal functions. This work was of high merit" (Clarke & Jacyna, Nineteenth-Century Origins of Neuroscientific Concepts, p. 357).</p><p> Valentin&#39;s contributions to neurology include his early detailed observations of the cortical cell (1836; see Clarke & O&#39;Malley 43 & 422); and his investigations of cerebral convolutions and fissures (1841; see Meyer 134). Valentin was the first to describe the pear-shaped cerebellar cells now called "Purkyne cells" after his teacher Jan Evangelista Purkyne. Garrison/McHenry, History of Neurology, 522. </p>

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's]
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        The Works of Mrs Hemans; with a memoir of her life, by her sister. In seven volumes.

      Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood & Sons, and Thomas Cadell, 1839. - 7 vols., small 8vo 6.75 x 4.25 inches). Full green morocco, with wide gilt raised bands, gilt lettering and blind rules framing panels. Boards framed by double gilt and blind rules. Ornate gilt dentelles, all edges gilt. Small bookplate and contemporary bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Each volume illustrated with a superb hand-coloured engraved frontispiece and half title. A very pretty set. "With twenty volumes and nearly four hundred poems published in magazines and annuals during her lifetime, Felicia Hemans was the most considerable woman poet of the Romantic period. Her work was republished frequently in Britain and America until the First World War, almost yearly through the mid-nineteenth century. Hemans's poetry ranged formally from sonnets and lyrics to narratives, dramas, and even polemics." (DNB). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: McConnell Fine Books ABA & ILAB]
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        Notes taken during travels in Africa.

      London, J.L. Cox and Sons, 1839.4to. Contemporary half calf, spine gilt (sl. rubbed). With lithographed frontispiece and 2 lithographed plates drawn by J.G. Wilkinson after John Davidson, printed by P. Gauri. (6),218 pp.* Privately printed; with armorial bookplate of James Liege Hulett. - John Davidson (1797-1836), an English adventurer, embarked at Falmouth on 1834, taking with him the freed slave Edward Donellan. On arrival at Tangier the British consul begged Davidson to give up his visit to Timbuktu on account of the tribal warfare being waged on the edge of the Sahara, but the explorer pressed on regardless. He arrived at Fez and left for the desert, passing through Marrakesh, and eventually reached the Wadi Num (Noun or Assaka). In the region of Tindouf he was shot dead and his possessions stolen. Donellan continued with the caravan to Timbuktu and was never heard of again. Davidson's letters and most of his journal found their way back to Britain and were privately published in 1839 (Howgego D4). The fine plates depict two views of Wadnoon and one of the river Draha. - A fine copy of a very rare book. Playfair & Brown, 609.

      [Bookseller: Gert Jan BESTEBREURTJE]
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        Monuments et Rues de Paris.

      Paris, Rittner & Goupil et Susse Freres, 1839.. Groß-Folio (57,5x38cm). Mit getöntem illustr. lithogr. Titel und 20 getönten lithogr. Tafeln jeweils mit Deckblatt. Dunkelgrüner Halblederband der Zeit mit geprägtem Rückentitel und -vergoldung.. Erste Ausgabe. - Titelblatt fleckig. Die Tafeln stellenweise im Rand und rückseitig fleckig. - Gutes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Manfred Nosbüsch]
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        Reizen in Circassia en eenige naburige landen, in 1836 gedaan. Uit het Engelsch beknopt vertaald door J. Olivier, Jzn.

      - Amsterdam, Gebroeders Diederichs, 1839.Original boards (spine rep.). With hand-coloured frontispiece. VIII,282,(6) pp.* First Dutch edition; after the English edition Travels in Circassia, Krim-Tartary, &c. London 1837. - In 1829 the Ottoman Turks were forced to cede Circassia to Russia, at this time the Circassians, who are Moslems, occupied almost the entire area between the main Caucasian range, the Kuban River, and the Black Sea. Edmund Spencer travelled extensively in this area. - Rare.Cf. Blackmer Collection 1580 and Atabey Collection 1164; Catalogue Russica II, 1829; Not in Tiele, Cat. NHSM nor Landwehr, Coloured Plates. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gert Jan Bestebreurtje]
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        Tenant's statement of the conduct recently pursued towards him by the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury, Correct Report of The Important Trial of an Action Brought by The Right Honorable Rev. Francis North, against Henry Boys, Cathedral trusts & fulfilment.

      Smith, Elder, & Co., J. Deene, Caddel, Shadbolt & John Oliver, Margate, London & Rochester 1839 - 4 Very Rare pamphlets bound together in one Binding over 500 pages. Binding is Third leather Very good condition embossed & gilt titled "Pamphlets top,1839 base. Contents over 99% Very good, clean & tight, no foxing inside, very minimal edge ageing of some pages. inside cover is the bookplate of the Writers Library, Farm St. (that does not seem exist today) minimal inscriptions, not within or side of text. 1st is William Heseltine , A Tenant's statement of the conduct recently pursued towards him by the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury, on the occasion of his renewing his lease (inc. Evedence of Heseltine before The Commons & Mr. George Austin before Dean/Chapter of Canterbury, ) Pub. Smith, Elder, & Co.,London 1839. Second edition. Title + Preface + 111pages. 2nd item A Correct Report of The Important Trial of an Action Brought by The Right Honorable and Rev. Francis North, Earl of Guilford, against (his Tenant, ) Henry Boys, Esq. for an Alleged Breach of Covenant, before Lord Chief Justice Tindal, and a Special Jury, at the Maidstone Assizes, on Thursday, the 15th March, 1838. as taken in shorthand by J. H. Cooke. Pub. J. Deene Margate 1838, 70 pages, But contains more. Map (hand coloured) + Tile page + iv + page no.2 to 70 (complete) + extras tipped in, including original newspaper reports & details of crop from 1812-1838 (some loss as edges cut to fit) . 3rd by Robert Whiston, Cathedral trusts and their fulfilment. Second edition, Pub. John Oliver, London 1849 Title page + preface + 3 page fold-out +126 pages. 4th item is Robert Whiston's Cathedral trusts and their fulfilment Forth Edition pub 1850 by Caddel, Shadbolt Rochester & Oliver London Title page + preface of 1st, 2nd & 3rd edions + xxi page preface +193 pages + within 3 page fold-out + Etra; 4 Very rare pamphlets, found no other copies of any for sale, only a few in institutions. 13.5 x 22cm Approx [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Malcolm Books]
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        Portrait. Bildnis eines jungen Mannes. Halbfigur nach halbrechts in Sessel. Aquarell. Rechts unten mit Bleistift signiert und datiert

      1839.. Bildformat: 20 x 17 cm. Blattgröße: 25 x 20,5 cm. Gerahmt in verziertem Stuckrahmen des 19. Jahrhunderts.. *Sorgfältig und detailliert ausgeführtes Herrenbildnis, ganz in der typischen Manier des Kriehuber, der zu dieser Zeit einer der gefragtesten und bestbezahlten Wiener Porträtisten war. Rückseitig ein erster (unvollendeter) Versuch des gleichen Bildnisses. Der Dargestellte ist nicht genannt, möglicherweise handelt es sich um den Erzherzog Franz Karl von Österreich (1802-1878), den Vater des Kaisers Franz Joseph. Habitus des Gesichts, Form der Haare und des Backenbartes sowie die Mundpartie und der traurig-nachdenkliche Blick sprechen dafür. Kriehuber fertigte späterhin noch mehrere Bildnisse von Franz Karl. - [für Hinweise zur Identität sind wir dankbar]. - Sehr gut erhalten, der (wohl originale) Prunkrahmen mit 2 kleineren Abplatzungen am Stuck.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Braun]
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        The Life of Samuel Johnson

      London: John Murray,, 1839. Including A Journal Of His Tour To The Hebrides; New Edition, With Numerous Additions And Notes, By The Right Hon. John Wilson Croker, M.P. To Which Are Added, Two Supplementary Volumes Of Johnsoniana.... Also Upwards of Fifty Engraved Illustrations. 10 volumes, small octavo (160 × 100 mm). Contemporary red morocco, titles and decoration to raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, gilt edges. With engravings. Some occasional light foxing, spines and corners a little rubbed, an excellent set. New edition. Boswell&#39;s Life of Johnson was first published in 1791.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The River Mole, or Emlyn Stream. A poem, with notes and illustrations. Privately printed, in aid of the fund for building National Schools at Letherede.

      n.p. 1839 - Small folio. With fine engraved frontispiece, title page and 6 plates. [4],35,[1]p. Full brown morocco, pink endpapers, a.e.g. An excellent copy. Not in NUC. Not in Aubin (who records poems printed down to 1850) A rare topographical poem on the river Mole in Surrey which flows both above and below ground. In the notes Cotton quotes descriptions of it by Milton and Pope: "Or sullen Mole that runneth underneath". Milton. "And sullen Mole that hides his driving flood". Pope. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: C R Johnson Rare Book Collections (PBFA)]
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        Praktisches Handbuch der Eisenbahnkunde und inneren Communication im Allgemeinen. Nebst zahlreichen Versuchen über die Kräfte der verbesserten Locomotiv-Maschinen und Tabellen über die relativen Transportkosten auf Kanälen, Eisenbahnen und Kunststraßen. Text- und Tafelband (in 2 Bänden).

      Braunschweig, Westermann, 1839. - Textband: XLII, 488 Seiten. Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung. - Tafelband: 15 lithographierte Tafeln. 25 x 42,5 cm, Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung, Titelschildchen auf Deckel. Einzige deutsche Ausgabe. Die deutsche Übersetzung nach der 3. englischen Auflage revidirt, und mit einer Einleitung versehen von Hermann Köhler. - Beide Bände bestoßen. Beim Texband die Rückenkanten mit Fehlstellen im Leder, die Bindung aber fest und stabil. Titel des Textbandes und Vorsätze des Tafelbandes mit altem Bibliotheksstempeln einer Militärakademie. Textband innen sauber, die Tafeln teils minimal stockfleckig. Insgesamt gut erhaltenes, komplettes Set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Mertens & Pomplun GbR]
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        Lisbon - View from the Public Gardens.

      Scenery of Portugal & Spain. P&D. COLNAGHI & CO. PALL MALL, East. ACKERMANN & CO. STRAND. 1839 - Size: 365 x 260 mm. Fine condition. Lithograph. Original colour. George Vivian (1798-1873), draughtsman and painter from London, travelled through Spain and Portugal making sketches of many old buildings and towns. On his return Vivian made the drawings famous publishing a collection of lithographs under the title "Scenery of Portugal & Spain". The work consists of 33 magnificent drawings on stone by L. Haghe. Vivian selected the most interesting and picturesque scenes for the lithographs, delivering a vivid picture of the countries in the early nineteenth century. Vivian notes: 'Lisbon. The new part of the Vasseio Publico, or public Gardens; the heights of S.Vedro de Alcantara, the Misericordia, and the Church of S. Roque.' Engraved by HAGHE, L.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Histoire Naturelle des Coléoptères de France. 1re Livraison: LONGICORNES.

      Paris, Maison / Lyon, Savy jeune, 1839. 8vo (210 x 130mm). pp. xi, (1), 304, with 3 (2 hand-coloured) lithographed plates. Contemporary green morocco, gilt ornamented spine, sides with gilt borders. The first part of Mulsant's 13 volume work on the Coleoptera of France. The rare coloured issue. A manuscript folding table 'Tribu des Longicornes' is added in an attractive calligraphic handwriting. This table is added by a former owner of the book. An attractively bound copy.//Horn-Schenkling 15659.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        Bildliche Darstellung auf chemischem Wege (Sp.-195-196).

      - Allg. Anzeiger u. Nationalzeitung d. Deutsch., 1839/1. - Nr. 16. Donnerstag, den 17. Januar 1839. - Gotha, Verl. d. Beckerschen Buchh., 1839, Kl.4°, Sp.189-204, OBrosch; beigelegt 5 weitere Hefte. Verlagsfrische Exemplar, der wohl ersten Veröffentlichung über die Daguerreotypie in Deutschland. - Beigelegt sind ersten Veröffentlichungen von Kobell und Steinheil, die erste (?) deutsche Übersetzung von Talbott's Mitteilung über die Präparierung des Papiers, der Prioritätsanspruch von Phillip Hoffmeister und der Wiederabdruck seiner Erstveröffentlichung betreffend der Erfindung der Heliographie. - Hier die Beschreibung der Beilagen im Einzelnen: - - (Kobell & Steinheil): Ueber Daguerre's bildliche Darstellungen. K. (1.Febr. 1839,Nr.31, Sp.388-390). + Lichtbilder betr. (Die augsb. Allg. enthält nachstehende Mittheilung über das Verfahren zweyer Professoren der münchener Universität von Kobell und Steinheil, die Bildung einer Camera obscura als Zeichnung zu fixieren) (9.April 1839, Nr. 95, Sp.1199-1200) - . Erst der Wunsch über das Daguerrsche Verfahren brauchbares mitteilen zu können hatte Carl August Steinheil (1801-1870) und Franz von Kobell (1803-1875) zu ihren Versuchen veranlaßt. "Die erste Veröffentlichung über ihre Ergebniss erfolgte im "Allgemeinen Anzeiger der Deutschen und Nationalzeitung" Nr. 31 vom 1.Februar 1839 ehe Talbots Verfahren in Deutschland bekannt geworden war. Weitere Beschreibung des Verfahrens erschienen in der gleichen Zeitung vom 9.Aril 1839, Nr. 95, Sp.1190, ausführlichere Berichte brachten die "Gelehrten Anzeigen" der Akademie (Nr.132 vom 3.7.1839) und andere Zeitungen." Wolfgang Baier, Geschichte der Photographie, pp.97-98 - - Hoffmeister: Die neue pariser Erfindung , durch die Sonnenstrahlen Kupferstiche hervorzubringen; Heliographie oder die Sonne als Kupferstecher (Sonntags, 10. Februar 1839, Nr. 40, Sp.495-496). - . Hoffmeister leitet den Wiederabdruck seiner Mitteilung aus dem Jahre 1833 "Die Heliographie oder die Sonne als Kupferstecher" mit folgender Bemerkung ein ". und es soll ihn freuen, wenn diese Erfindung nach beynahe sechs Jahren und nachdem sie jetzt von Paris zu uns herüber kommt, in seinem Vaterlande Anerkennung findet". Philipp Hoffmeister (17.04.18 Eiterhagen - 5.03.1874 in Marburg als emeritierter Pfarrer). Er war von 1840 bis 1871 Pfarrer in Nordshausen, zuvor in Kleinschmalkalden. "Hoffmeister war ein Wissenschaftler mit Begabungen und Interessen auf mancherlei Gebieten. Er malte in Miniatur, Oel und schwarzer Kreide. Er erfand die "Heliographie", die als Daguerrotypie Vorbereiterin der Photographie wurde. Eine zeitlang beschäftigte er sich mit der Herstellung von Rechenmaschinen, auch stellte er eine neue unvertilgbare Zeichenkreide (Schwarzstift) her. In besonderer Weise widmete er sich dem Studium von Insekten (Dipteren). Er entdeckte 60 neue Arten; eine wurde nach ihm "Mycetaulus Hoffmeisterii" genannt. Für die Museen in Paris, Wien, Frankfurt, Marburg und andere stellte er Sammlungen zusammen. Von manchen wissenschaftlichen Vereinigungen wurde er zum Mitglied gewählt. Auch hat er manchen Artikel herausgegeben. - - Von mehreren Seiten wird die Ehre Daguerre's in Paris, durch die Wirkung des Lichtes bleibende Bilder hervorzubringen, in Anspruch genommen . (6. März 1839, Nr. 64, Sp.797-798). - . "In der Sitzung vom der pariser Academie vom 4.Febr. d. J. kam ein solcher Anspruch des englischen Physikers Talbot zur Verhandlung, welcher von Arago und Biot widerlegt wurde." - - Lichtgemälde, Ads. (Nach Talbot) (12.März, Nr.70, Sp.869-872) - . Am 31. Januar 1839 gab William Herny Fox Talbott seinen ersten Bericht über seine fotografischen Untersuchungen der Royal Society, am 21. Februar, Mitteilung über die Präparierung des Papiers (Anwendung von Chlorsilber; Fixieren mit Kochsalz- oder Jodkaliumlösung); am 20. Februar, Brief an Biot über das Fixieren; 1. März, Mitteilung über das Ferrocyankali und unterschwefeligsaurem Natrium als . [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        HISTORIA DEL REINADO DEL EMPERADOR CARLOS QUINTO, precedida de una descripción de los progresos de la sociedad de Europa, desde la ruina del Imperio romano hasta principios del siglo XVI.

      - Nueva traducción hecha con todo esmero y exactitud por José María Gutiérrez de la Peña. Barcelona, Librería de J. Olivares y Gavarró, 1839, 14x22, 4 tomos :I.- IV+334 págs. II.-318 págs. III.-325 págs. IV.- 394 págs. Retratos en las anterportadas de Carlos V, Mª Teresa Pacheco, Viuda de Padilla, Juan de Padilla, Francisco I. Encuadernados en plena pasta española con lomeras cujadas de hierros. (52197).

      [Bookseller: Librería J. Cintas]
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        Winter Studies and Summer Rambles in Canada

      Wiley and Putnam, New York 1839 - Two volumes in dark green embossed cloth gilt lettered on spine. 341 pp and 339 pp. First American edition (the true first the Uk editon of 1838). Jameson, a successful writer already, came to Canada for only one reason, to get a financial settlement from her estranged husband, Robert Jameson, vice chancellor of Upper Canada. She stayed one year only and this book is the result. Upper Canada she said was "unhappy and mismanged" and Toronto "a little ill-built town on low ground at the bottom of a frozen bay with one very ugly church (St James) and some government offices (Parliament Buildings) in the most tasteless vulgar style imaginable" Ink name on endpapers. Minor edgewear.Head and heel of the spines have some expert almost invisible repairs but otherwise this is a truly fine set. Uncommon. Size: Small Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions, ABAC, ILAB]
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        The Poetical Works of Lord Byron. Eight volume set

      London John Murray 1839. G : in Good condition. Publisher's original cloth. Boards rubbed and bumped with some spine fade. Text clean and tight Reprint Purple cloth cover 230mm x 150mm (9" x 6"). [3778pp]. Frontis portrait in first volume with tissueguard. This is a heavy set. Extra shipping charges may be requested for some overseas addresses.

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        A conchological manual.

      London, G.B. Sowerby, 1839. 8vo. pp. v, 130, with 1 handcoloured, engraved frontispiece, 2 folded tables and 23 engraved plates. Contemporary green half morocco, spine with gilt lines and lettering. Nissen ZBI, 3910. Scarce first edition.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        Travels In North America During The Years 1834, 1835, & 1836. Including A Summer Residence With The Pawnee Tribe Of Indians, In The Remote Prairies Of The Missouri, And A Visit To Cuba And The Azore Islands

      London: Richard Bentley, 1839., 1839. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xvi, 473; xi, 372. with half-title in Vol. II. 2 tinted lithographed frontis. title in red & black. A nice set in contemporary diced calf, inside dentelles, a.e.g. Panshanger bookplate. "First and Best Edition of a most interesting work, by an intelligent observer of the peculiarities of trhe Pawnees, before they had been modified by contact with the whites.There is little of scientific value in his narrative, but it possesses a more than common charm in the vividness of his relation." (Sabin) Clark III 78. Field 1111. Graff 2938. Howes M-913. Sabin 51490. Wagner-Camp 77..

      [Bookseller: D & E Lake Ltd. (ABAC, ILAB)]
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        Abhandlung über Perkussion und Auskultation.

      . Wien, bei J.G.Ritter von Mösle's Witwe & Braumüller, 1839, 8°, XVIII, 271, (1) pp., Halbledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung; N.a.Tit; mit neunzeiliger eigenhändiger Widmung des Verfassers.. "Skoda put physical signs on a scientific basis and created cardiology as a specialty" Bedford - Widmungsexemplar der Ersten Ausgabe! - "Dem Hochwohlgeborenen/ edlen Herrn/ Joghann Christian Schiffner, k.k. us.w. ..../ Direktor des k.k. allgemeinen/ Krankenhauses etc etc etc///voller Zeichen der größten/ Wertschätzung, der Verfasser." - - Im Jahre 1839 war die gesetzmäßige Dienstzeit Skodas als Sekundararzt im Allgemeinen Krankenhause abgelaufen. Er stand vor der Notwendigkeit, eine Existenz zu begründen. Gesuche um Distriktsarztensstellen in Oberhollabrunn und Waidhofen a. d. Thaya, sowie um ein Kreisphysikat in Mähren waren abschlägig beschieden worden. So mußte er zufrieden sein, daß er den Posten eines Armenarztes in der Wiener Vorstadt St. Ulrich erhielt. - Skoda bezog eine kleine Wohnung innerhalb seines Rayons in der Burggasse und widmete sich neben seinen Amtsgeschäften weiteren Studien auf seiner früheren Abteilung im Krankenhause, wozu ihm sowohl sein Primararzt Ratter als auch die Krankenhausdirektion (Schiffner *) Erlaubnis gegeben hatten. Nur die große Anspruchslosigkeit Skodas machte es ihm möglich, mit der kärglichen Besoldung seinen wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten zu leben, ohne in der Privatpraxis und der alltäglichen Erwerbstätigkeit seine Kräfte aufzubrauchen. - Hauptsächlich aber verwendete er die Muße, die ihm durch den Austritt aus dem Allgemeinen Krankenhause zuteil geworden war, zur Vollendung seiner berühmten "Abhandlung über Perkussion und Auskultation". - Im Jahre 1839 erschien bei J.G.Ritter von Mösles Witwe und Braumüller, auf Löschpapier gedruckt, die eben genannte Monographie Skodas, in welcher er die gesamten Ergebnisse seiner Untersuchungen in systematischer Form vortrug. Der Kliniker Wunderlich nennt es 1856 "ein Buch, dessen gleichen an Klassizität die deutsche medizinische Literatur schon lange nicht mehr gesehen hatte". Alles bisher Bestandene war darin schöpferisch aufgenommen und neu verwertet, in schmuckloser, knapper Form, mit strengster Objektivität dargestellt. - Es ist nicht unsere Aufgabe, eine Analyse des ganzen Werkes zu geben, wir wollen nur einige Hauptpunkte hervorheben. Der eine ist die Schaffung einer auf physikalische Grundlagen gestellten Einteilung der Schallerscheinungen an Stelle der spezifischen Schälle für einzelne Organe und einzelne Krankheiten. Wie es Skoda schon früher für die Perkussionserscheinungen getan hatte, war hier dieses Prinzip auch für die Auskultation durchgeführt. - "Laennec und seine Schüler waren bestrebt gewesen, mit Hilfe des Beklopfens und Behorchens der Wände des Körpers Zeichen aufzufinden, die ohne weiteres bestimmte Krankheiten kenntlich machen sollten, wie etwa das Zirpen die Grille, oder der Wachtelschlag die Wachtel anzeigt. Das Tuberkelknacken sollte die Tuberkeln der Lunge verraten, das Knisterrasseln den Beginn oder die Lösung der Lungenentzündung, das Reibegeräusch die Entzündung von Brust-oder Herzfell." (Kussmaul). Dem entsprach eine reiche, aber unklare und subjektiv gefärbte Terminologie, die schon Laennecs nächste Umgebung, z. B. Andral, nicht befriedigte. Skoda zeigte, daß die veränderten Schallerscheinungen nichts anderes erweisen, als ein verändertes physikalisches Verhalten der Organe, von denen sie ausgehen. Welchen Krankheiten dieses physikalische Verhalten entspricht, das ist Aufgabe einer besonderen Überlegung, die nur auf Grund pathologisch-anatomischer Kenntnisse geschehen kann. Damit war mit dem Prinzip der "pathognomonischen". das heißt, für einzelne Krankheiten charakteristischen, Zeichen gebrochen und ein neues diagnostisches Prinzip gegeben, das zu einer völligen Umgestaltung der Diagnostik führte. - Es tut der Bedeutung Skodas keinen Abbruch, wenn man darauf hinweist, daß diese Auffassung der Schallerscheinungen gleichzeitig in England erkannt, von L a t h a m sogar einige Jahre früher (18) schon formuliert worden ist: "Pneumonie, Pleuritis und Phtisis sind nur der Komplex, die Summe gleichsam, verschiedener Krankheitsprodukte und Krankheitsresultate. Es gibt deshalb auch kernen pneumonischen, pleuritischen oder phtisischen Ton. Die genannten drei Krankheiten ergeben bei der Auskultation keinen besonderen Ton, der ihnen als solchen eigentümlich angehört, sondern die Töne, welche wir bei diesen Krankheiten hören, resultieren lediglich aus gewissen, in der Struktur der befallenen Teile sich äußernden Veränderungen. Wir hören die Töne, welche andeuten, daß dieser Teil mit einer Flüssigkeit angefüllt, der andere von einer festen Masse kondensiert und noch ein anderer endlich durch Exkavationen ausgehöhlt sei." Das Prinzip selbst hatte eigentlich schon Laennec gefunden, aber er "verdarb seine richtige Idee durch die willkürliche Aufstellung physikalischer Voraussetzungen und die oH unkritische Anwendung der physikalischen Gesetze.' (Wunderlich.) - Es war Skoda, der nicht nur den leitenden Gedanken klar erfaßte, sondern ihn auch praktisch brauchbar machte. Der größte Fortschritt wurde durch die Einführung der rein physikalischen Betrachtungsweise in der Erkenntnis der Herzkrankheiten gewonnen. Hier war gerade in diesen Jahren' viel geleistet worden. Dominic John Corrigan hatte 1832 die Aortenklappeninsuffizienz, M.J. Filhos 1833 die Insuffizienz der Mitralklappe, P. Briquet 1836 die Verengerung des linken venösen Ostiums studiert. Aber der rechte Zusammenhang zwischen den Geräuschen und den anatomischen Veränderungen war noch nicht ganz aufgedeckt. Wer die Bedeutung der Arbeit Skodas recht ermessen will, braucht nur den Abschnitt über die Zeichen der Krankheiten des Herzbeutels und des Herzens bei Skoda (S. 252-266) mit den Angaben zu vergleichen, die Bouillaud, der Entdecker der Endokarditis, in seinem an sich ausgezeichneten Buche über die Herzkrankheiten 1836, also drei Jahre vorher, gemacht hat. Das umfangreiche Werk Bouillauds, mit seinen sorgfältig geführten Krankengeschichten und minutiösen Sektionsbefunden, versagt vollständig bei der Frage nach der diagnostischen Bedeutung der Herzgeräusche. Der Autor unterscheidet die krankhaften Geräusche noch gar nicht nach der Phase der Herztätigkeit, d. h. ob sie während der Zusammenziehung (Systole) oder Erschlaffung (Diastole) der Herzkammern auftreten, er denkt noch gar nicht an die Möglichkeit, daß man die Geräusche auf die Erkrankungen der einzelnen Öffnungen der Herzkammern beziehen und die erkrankte Öffnung erkennen könnte. Bei Skoda findet sich dagegen eine vollständige Diagnostik der Erkrankungen eines jeden Herzabschnittes, in wenigen lapidaren Sätzen, kurz, klar und verläßlich. - Unter den Erscheinungen, die die Beobachtungsgabe Skodas aufgefunden und sein Scharfsinn zu deuten gelehrt hat, sind insbesondere die Pulsation der Halsvenen und die Verstärkung des zweiten Pulmonal-tones zu nennen. "Maximillian Sternberg, Josef Skoda, pp.25-29 - - Johann Christian Schiffner, "geb. 1780, "studirte und promovirte in Wien, liees sich daselbst nieder, wurde 18 Secundararzt, 1815 Primaarzt am Allgem. Krankenhause, 1830 erster Stadtarzt, auch Sanitätsmagister und Decan der medicinischen Facultät, erhielt 1834 das Ehrenbürgerdiplom vom Magistrate zu Wien, wurde 1838 zum niederösterr. Reg.-Rath ernannt, in demselben Jahre 1.Stadphysicus, Director der Kranken-, Irren-, gebär- und findelanstalt, sowie der damit verbundenen polizeiärztlichen Anstalten für kranke Arme, 1841 auch Rector magnif. Der Universität. Schiffner war ein eifriger Mitarbeiter an den "Oesterr. Med. Jahrbb.", zu denen er verschiedene Beiträge lieferte." Hirsch V, p.223 - siehe Dechambre, 3.Serie, VII, p.440; Callisen, XVII, p.140; XXXII, p.144 - - First edition and important dedication copy of this landmark treatise, which established percussion as a fundamental diagnostic procedure. Based on his studies of physical acoustics, Skoda attempted to classify different sounds in the chest according to their pitch and tonality. Even today the work remains one of the best in its field: "Skoda"s resonance, the drum-like sound heard in pneumonia and pericardial effusion, is a permanent aid in modern diagnosis" (Garrison, History of Medicine, p. ). - Skoda (1805-81), professor of internal diseases at the Vienna Faculty of Medicine, was one of the most brilliant exponents of the new Vienna School. The present work is his most important contribution to medicine. - Garrison & Morton No.2676; Major 520/5; Waller 8978 ; Willius & Dry, History of the Heart, pp. 128 and 321). Norman 1953. Heirs of Hippocrates 1676; Bedford No.479

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        An Inquiry into the Condition and Prospects of the African Race in the United States: And the Means of Bettering Its Fortunes

      Philadelphia: Haswell, Barrington, and Haswell. 1839. First. First edition. Publisher&#39;s patterned cloth gilt. Some foxing with a tiny tear at top of the front joint, a dampstain on the front fly, and a little spotting; despite small flaws a pleasing very good or better copy. Although OCLC lists this title anonymously, we believe this copy may . Inscribed as follows: "John Grigg With acknowledgement of Board of Man. Penn. Col. Society for $50 donation." A later inscription reveals: "Edward Talfrey Willson, Jr. his great grandfather Henry Dunn owned this book. It was given to him by John Grigg." A further note laid into the book reveals the connection between the Dunn and Grigg families, and that "The Griggs carried on a publishing house and were possessed of great wealth." Whether Grigg was merely a previous owner of the book, or involved in its writing or production is unclear. Born in Cornwall, England in 1792, Grigg was orphaned and went to sea, settling in America, first in Virginia, later in Warren, Ohio, and Kentucky. He entered a publishing-house in Philadelphia in 1816, and in 1823 began business on his own account. .

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        Voyage autour du monde par les mers de l'Inde et de Chine exécuté sur la Corvette 'La Favorite' pendant les années 1830-32. (ENTOMOLOGIE).

      Paris, A. Bertrand, 1839. 8vo (210 x 145mm). Recent half calf, spine with gilt lettered label. The volume contains the following: GUÉRIN-MENEVILLE, E.F. Crustacés du Voyage de la Favorite. pp. 8, with 4 hand-coloured engraved plates; IDEM. Arachnides du Voyage de la Favorite. pp. 7, with 1 hand-coloured engraved plate; EYDOUX, F. & GERVAIS. Myriapodes du Voyage... pp. 4, with 2 hand-coloured engraved plates; GUÉRIN-MENEVILLE, E.F. Insectes du Voyage... pp. 80, with 14 hand-coloured engraved plates; FEISTHAMEL, J. Lépidoptères nouveaux recueillis pendant ce voyage. pp. 30, (2), with 10 hand-coloured engraved plates. The complete entomological section of this famous expedition. //Nissen ZBI, 2383.

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        Charakteristik der Schichten und Petrefacten des sächsisch-böhmischen Kreidegebirges.

      Dresden und Leipzig, in der Arnoldischen Buchhandlung, 1839-1842. 3 parts (bound in one). 4to. pp. (6), 116, xxvi, (1), with 1 handcoloured lithographed frontispiece and 24 lithographed plates. Contemporary boards, spine with red gilt lettered label. Together with Friederich Roemer Hans Geinitz was the leading contributor to the knowledge of the German Cretaceous deposits. "Geinitz published, between the years 1839-42 an excellent 'Monograph on the Strata and the Fossils of the Cretaceous Rocks in Saxony and Bohemia' (Zittel p. 521). Library stamp on verso of plates and on the title.//The subtitles of the parts are as follows: 'Der Tunnel bei Oberau, in geognostischer Hinsicht, und die dieser Bildung verwandten Ablagerungen zwischen Oberau, Meissen und dem Plauen'schen Grunde bei Dresden'; 'Das Land zwischen dem Plauen'schen Grunde bei Dresden und Dohna. Fische, Crustaceen, Mollusken'; 'Die sächsisch-böhmische Schweiz, die Oberlausitz und das Innere von Böhmen'.

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        Autograph corrections in ms. draft.

      Rome, 28. II. 1839. - 4to. 2 pp. 10 lines of autograph corrections by Pope Gregory within the draft of a Papal decree in Latin concerning the Friors Minor. At the end the Pope has added the words "Datum Rom[a]e ex Palatio Quirinali". - In good condition.

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        Mikroskopische Untersuchungen über die Uebereinstimmung in der Struktur und dem Wachstum der Thiere und Planzen.

      . Berlin, Sander, 1839, 8°, XVIII, 270 pp., mit vier Kupfertafeln, Halbleinenband der Zeit.. RARe FIRST EDITION ! - Theodor Schwann's (1810-1882) "rejection of the Hegelian notion of "vital forces," and his search for the underlying mechanical and structural principles common to all life, led him to develop and revise his friend Schleiden's Urglastheorie (watch-glass theory) of plant cell formation into the general theory of the cell as basis and origin of life. This first announcement of the author's pioneer discovery that a similar cellular origin is common to everything living, is one of the great classics in the history of biology and the foundation of the cell theory for plants and animals. The first part of the book is a thorough, detailed description of the structure and growth of the spinal cord, with an elaboration of Theordor Schwann's (1810-1882) thesis that cells are the basis of all tissue in the animal body. The second part contains sections on the ovum, the cellular structure of other tissues, a summary, and a defense of the cell theory against criticism made of it. Schwann discovered the cells that form a sheath surrounding nerve axons and conducted experiments that helped disprove the theory of spontaneous generation. He coined the word metabolism to define the chemical changes that take place in cells and he demonstrated that yeast organisms cause fermentation of sugar solutions. In addition, he discovered pepsin, the first digestive enzyme prepared from animal tissue, and formulated the basic principles of embryology by observing that the egg is a single cell that eventually develops into a complete organism. - Mainly devoted to the investigation of the elementary structure of animal tissues, Schwann's Untersuchungen had an important bearing on the development of the doctrine of the cell structure of animal tissue. In this work Schwann discarded Schleiden's Uhrglastheorie and put forward a theory of his own. In the same wortk he described the neurilemma, the "sheath of Schwann". - See - M.Florkin, Naissance et deviation de la theorie cellulaire dans l'oeuvre de Theodore Schwann. Paris, Hermann, 1960. - - Garrison & Morton No.113; PMM 307b.; Mayr, pp.655-656; Norman 1914; Dibner, Harals, 197; Horblit 93a

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        The Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle, under the command of Captain Fitzroy, R.N., during the years 1832 to 1836. Part II. MAMMALIA.

      London, Smith, Elder and Co, 1839. 4to (306 x 242mm). pp. ix, (1), (2), v, (1), 97, (1) with 35 lithographed plates of which 32 hand-coloured. Contemporary red half morocco, gilt ornamented spine, with marbled sides. Preserved in a recent full red morocco box. 'The five years of the voyage (of the Beagle) were the most important event in Darwin's intellectual life and in the history of biological science' (DSB). This was the first publication resulting from the Beagle voyage, and it was a massive undertaking. Darwin edited the work, which appeared in five parts made up of nineteen numbers, between February 1838 and October 1843. 'Darwin contributed a geological introduction to Part I, the Fossil Mammalia (pp. 3-12), and a geographical introduction to Part II, the mammalia (pp. i-iv). He also contributed notices of habits and ranges throughout the text of Mammalia and Birds, and there are frequent notes, mostly from his labels, in the text of the Fish and the Reptiles' (Freeman, The Works of Charles Darwin p.26). The complete work consists of 5 parts of which this is the second part on Mammals by G.R. Waterhouse with a notice of their habits and ranges by Charles Darwin.//Collation is conform to 'Darwin on line, bibliographical list'; Freeman 9.

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      New York. Nov. 5, 1839.. Broadside, 20 x 13 3/4 inches. Partially printed, completed in manuscript. Minor foxing and toning, manuscript slightly faded. Very good. Handsome pictorial broadside certificate for the Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church. It reads: "This certifies that [Henry Chronise] having paid to the Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church, the sum of twenty dollars is thereby constituted a Member during life conformably to the seventh article of the Constitution." It is signed by Daniel Ostrander as Chairman and Francis Hall as Clerk. The top half of the certificate contains a lithograph by Nathaniel Currier depicting a minister preaching to a group of Native Americans, their teepees in the background. Freed slaves pray to heaven in the right foreground, their open shackles on the ground nearby, with a scene of fiery damnation in the left foreground, the broken temples of idolaters just behind. An angel trumpets over the whole scene, holding up the Holy Bible. Two copies located, at the American Antiquarian Society and the Smithsonian Institution.

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      - Reliure fictive de 9 ouvrages , documents ou rapports sur les prisons , publiés de 1839 à 1841 , dont l'acte de fondation de la colonie pénitentiaire pour jeunes délinquants de METTRAY . Une reliure demi veau , dos lisse à piece de titre , grand in-8 . 14 x 22 cm . 1 / Projet de loi de réforme des prisons , 1840 , 45 pp . 2 / AL. de TOCQUEVILLE , 1840 , Rapport sur cette réforme , dans lequel il fait référence aux prisons américaines . 110 pp . 3 / LANDES , projet de prison , 12 pp . 4 / Suppression de la mendicité à ROUEN , 1841 , 15 pp . 5 / MOREAU - CHRISTOPHE L. M. , DE LA MORTALITE ET DE LA FOLIE DANS LE REGIME PENITENTIAIRE , Bailliere 1839 .101 pp . 6 / DELESSERT , Rapport sur les jeunes détenus ,1839 ,11 pp . 7 / Marquis de la ROCHEFOUCAULD - LIANCOURT , EXAMEN DE LA THEORIE ET DE LA PRATIQUE DE SYSTEME PENITENTIAIRE . Delaunay 1840 , 387 pp . 8 / FONDATION D ' UNE COLONIE AGRICOLE DE JEUNES DETENUS A METTRAY ( Indre et Loire ) . Paris , Duprat , 1839 , 119 pp , orné d'une planche dépliante du plan de la colonie + 8 p de liste des membres fondateurs . 9 / COLONIE AGRICOLE DE METTRAY ; Assemblée générale des fondateurs , tenue à Paris le 7 juin 1840 . Tours , 1840 , 48 pp , avec liste . Quelques rousseurs sur les tranches , sinon très bon état . NON COUPE . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LA MEDICINA PITTORESCA: museo medico chirurgico ossia Raccolta completa di tavole litografiche colorate, di anatomia generale, descrittiva, patologica e chirurgica ... con un testo esplicativo esteso contenente la descrizione degli organi sani e malati, delle malattie mediche e chirurgiche ... : opera tradotta dal francese da F. D'Ippolito professore di medicina e chirurgia. Vol.I, II, III e IV. Napoli, dallo stab. poligrafico di Filippo Cirelli, strada dell'Egiziaca a Pizzofalcone numero 75, 1839 - 1843.

      Quattro volumi in 4° (cm. 29,5), legatura coeva in Mz. Pelle con titoli e ricchi fregi oro al dorso; ciascun volume con occhietto, frontespizio e 240 pagine, + complessive 115 tavole litografiche acquarellate (su 120, mancano le tavole 64,68,101,103 e 118). Lievi difetti alle legature, ma bell'esemplare esente da fioriture, con le belle tavole in ottimo stato. L'autore della traduzione e curatore dell'opera, il medico Filoteo D?Ippolito, ebbe i natali a Vasto (1802 - 1866). I vivaci disegni a corredo dell?opera furono realizzati dal pittore Filippo Molino, anch'egli vastese (1804 - 1856). Cresciuto artisticamente a Napoli, dove all'epoca fioriva la Scuola di Posillipo di Antonio Pitloo, Giacinto Gigante, Gabriele Smargiassi e più tardi i fratelli Palizzi, già nel 1831, all?età di 27 anni, si distinse all?Esposizione di Belle Arti di Napoli, mentre ottenne la medaglia d?argento di prima classe alla stessa Esposizione del 1837. Il Molino si specializzò poi come disegnatore e incisore, collaborando anche al Poliorama Pittoresco (cfr. Benezit). Quest'opera veniva pubblicata a fascicoli quindicinali, è quindi rara a trovarsi completa di tutti i fascicoli e soprattutto delle tavole. Presente in sole 3 biblioteche italiane. IT \ ICCU \ BAS \ 0092757.

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        Hexameron. Morceau de Concert. Grandes Variations de Bravoure pour piano sur la Marche des Puritains de Bellini. Composées pour le Concert de Mme. la Princesse Belgiojoso au Bénéfice des pauvres par M.M. Liszt, Thalberg, Pixis, Henri Herz, Czerny et Chopin

      Vienne: Tob. Haslinger [PN T.H. 7700]. [October 1839]. Folio. In publisher&#39;s original wrappers with decorative device printed in sepia. 1f. (title), [i] (dedication), 2-31, [iii] (blank) pp. Decorative engraved title printed in blue and black, music engraved. Dedication to second leaf printed in sepia. Price: "f 3._C.M." above, "fl. 2._" below. Some foxing; lower margin slightly dampstained; edges browned and slightly frayed; slight loss to lower outer corner of pp. 19/20 and 29/30; lower wrapper torn at upper edge; occasional minor tears. . First Viennese edition (without opus number). Searle 392. Raabe 131. Auman & White 103. Grabowski-Rink HEX&#150;1-HAt and plate 197. Chomi ski-Tur o p. 236. Not in Hoboken.&#11;&#11;"Hexameron... was written in 1837 for a charity concert given at the house of Princess Belgiojoso. Six composers took part in the work: Chopin, Pixis, Thalberg, Czerny, Herz and Liszt each contributed a variation, and in addition Liszt wrote the introduction, the piano arrangement of the theme, the bridge passages between the variations and the finale. The work is interesting in that it gives a conspectus in a small space of the various styles of piano writing at the time; one can see clearly how Liszt&#39;s technique stands out from that of his contemporaries, and though Chopin&#39;s contribution is admittedly not one of his greatest works, sufficient of his individual poetical personality emerges to prove his stature. But those who would like to see the kind of music that Thalberg, Herz and Pixis actually wrote may find much of interest here." Searle: The Music of Liszt, pp. 33-34.

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        Switzerland. Handbook for Switzerland and the Alps of Savoy and Piedmont. Including the Protestant valleys of the Waldeneses.

      John Murray and Son London and Maison Paris 1839 - Small 8vo (16 x 10 cm), pp. xcix, 517, [3] publisher's list ar rear, engraved frontispiece, one engraved folding panorama, without? map, bookplate on front paste-down bound in contemporary half morocco, mottled boards, rubbed and worn, spine gilt lettered "The Handbook for Switzerland"; overall a fairly attractive copy. First edition of the first handbook to Switzerland published by Murray, second "pirate" issue. These "pirate" issues are extremely scarce and rarely seen. This copy has slightly different pagination to the copy in the Lister bibliography. It also mentions a map on the title-page and at end of the introduction but there is no map in the book. There is an engraved frontispiece of Berne and an engraved folding panorama of the " Lac du Zurich dessine depuis L'Hotel Baur". This edition is much smaller but contains more pages than the "official" first edition published a year earlier in 1838. Lister 51. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hexameron. Morceau de Concert. Grandes Variations de Bravoure pour piano sur la Marche des Puritains de Bellini. Composees pour le Concert de Mme. la Princesse Belgiojoso au Benefice des pauvres par M.M. Liszt, Thalberg, Pixis, Henri Herz, Czerny et Chopin.

      Vienne Tob. Haslinger [PN T.H. 7700] [October 1839]. Folio. In publisher's original wrappers with decorative device printed in sepia. 1f. (title), [i] (dedication), 2-31, [iii] (blank) pp. Decorative engraved title printed in blue and black, music engraved. Dedication to second leaf printed in sepia. Price: "f 3._C.M." above, "fl. 2._" below. Some foxing; lower margin slightly dampstained; edges browned and slightly frayed; slight loss to lower outer corner of pp. 19/20 and 29/30; lower wrapper torn at upper edge; occasional minor tears.. First Viennese edition (without opus number). Searle 392. Raabe 131. Auman & White 103. Grabowski-Rink HEX-1-HAt and plate 197. Chomi ski-Tur o p. 236. Not in Hoboken. "Hexameron... was written in 1837 for a charity concert given at the house of Princess Belgiojoso. Six composers took part in the work: Chopin, Pixis, Thalberg, Czerny, Herz and Liszt each contributed a variation, and in addition Liszt wrote the introduction, the piano arrangement of the theme, the bridge passages between the variations and the finale. The work is interesting in that it gives a conspectus in a small space of the various styles of piano writing at the time; one can see clearly how Liszt's technique stands out from that of his contemporaries, and though Chopin's contribution is admittedly not one of his greatest works, sufficient of his individual poetical personality emerges to prove his stature. But those who would like to see the kind of music that Thalberg, Herz and Pixis actually wrote may find much of interest here." Searle: The Music of Liszt, pp. 33-34.

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        Selected works, including: The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Charles O'Malley The Irish Dragoon; Our Mess (consisting of Jack Hinton [and] Tom Burke), [and] Arthur O'Leary

      Dublin: William Curry, 1839-45. All are first editions except Arthur O'Leary, which is the second edition. 7 vols., 8vo. Illustrated by Phiz. Three quarters green morocco, spines gilt with alternating devices of crossed guns and clover leaves, a.e.g. Bookplates of C. L. Despard. Spines faded to brown, else fine. CBEL III:492-3 . Lever's vivid and rollicking pictures of military and hunting life were quite popular in his day, and remain a delight to read

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        I Mosaici della cupola nella cappella chigiana di S. Maria del Popolo in Roma

      inventati da Raffaelle Sanzio d'Urbino. Illustrati da Antonio Grifi. Roma: Presso l'Editore 1839. With 11 plates. Grand folio. 18 pp. + plates. Contemporary worn halfleather, spine missing

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosells Antikvariat]
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      Paris: Bachelier, 1839.. 903,[1]pp. Large, thick quarto. Modern half morocco and cloth, edges wholly untrimmed and largely unopened. Some tanning at extreme edges, half- title and errata tanned, half-title chipped at lower fore-corner, but a nice, fresh copy. First edition. On pp. 250 through 267 appears the printed record of Francois Arago&#39;s detailed presentation to the Academy, made in August, of Daguerre&#39;s development of the photographic process that came to bear his name, constituting its first official description to the scientific community. A letter from Daguerre to Arago, "Des procédés photogéniques considérés comme moyens de gravure," and comments addressing other relevant issues appear on pages 423 - 430, and a briefer note from Daguerre to Arago appears on pp.512-513. Arago&#39;s RAPPORT ... was also published separately, and Daguerre&#39;s own work, HISTORIQUE ET DESCRIPTION DES PROCÉDÉS DU DAGUERRÉOTYPE ET DU DIORAMA appeared the same year, but was preceded by Arago&#39;s August presentation. PRINTING & THE MIND OF MAN 318 (note). HORBLIT 21b (note).

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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 - 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 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A History of British Fishes . illustrated by nearly 400 woodcuts . [Bound with:] Supplement to the History of British Fishes . in two parts

      Van Voorst, London 1839 - (9 1/2 x 6 inches). Half-titles. Numerous illustrations. Contemporary full brown morocco by J. Mackenzie & Son, covers elaborately bordered in gilt and with a large central design composed of small tools in gilt, spine in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second and third, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges Provenance: John Murray (circular booklabel) First edition with the supplement in a beautiful contemporary binding by Mackenzie. Nissen, Schöne Fischbücher 133. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Souvenirs d'un aveugle. Voyage autour du monde. Ouvrage enrichi de soixante dessins et de notes scientifiques, 4 vol.

      Hortet et Ozanne, Paris 1839 - 4 vol., reliure demi-cuir brun et papier brun, dos orné avec inscriptions dorées - 400 pp., 423 pp., 399 pp., 451 pp. Quelques marques d'usure sur les reliures, rousseurs éparses, sinon bel état. Portrait de l'auteur en frontispice du T. 1, portrait de François-Dominique Arago en frontispice du T. 3. Bien complet dans ses dessins, notes scientifiques et "Vocabulaires de quelques-uns des peuples que nous avons visités". Bel ensemble.

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        Paris le Matin. (Sur blanc)

      Paris: Le Charivari, 1839. Suite of 12 hand-colored lithographs heightened gum arabic on wove paper without verso text. Sur blanc, coloriée et gommée à l&#39;époque. Images: 252 x 188 mm. Sheets: 335 x 250 mm. Armelhault & Bocher, nos. 902-913. Before publication in Le Charivari. Printed by Aubert.

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        Souvenirs d'un aveugle, voyage autour du monde, 4 volumes

      Hortet et Ozanne, éditeurs, Paris 1839 - in-8 400 + 420 + 399 + 451 pages illustré de 60 dessins et notes spécifiques,ex-libris, dos défraichis avec manques, nombreuses rousseurs, ombres tranches [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: France Champagne]
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        Souvenirs d'un Aveugle, Voyage autour Du Monde. Ouvrage inrichi de soixante Dessins et de Notes scientifiques. Tome 1-4.

      Hortet et Ozanne Editeurs,, Paris, 1839 - Paris, Hortet et Ozanne Editeurs, 1839. 8°. 23 cm. 400, 423, 399, 451 Seiten. Halblederbände der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe. Französischsprachige Ausgabe. Mit 60 Lithografien auf Tafeln. Einband mit geringen Gebrauchsspuren, Kapitale mit kleinen Fehlstellen. Außenfalzen teils angerissen, einige Blätter im Randbereich wasserfleckig, wenige Blätter lose. Gutes Exemplar. First edition. French language edition. With 60 lithographs on plates. Contemporary half leather binding. Cover with traces of use, cover with tears at the hinge, few pages particularly in the border area waterspotted, few pages not fixed. Good copy. Sprache: Französisch [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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