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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]

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Im Seefeld / E. Jetzer & Co.]
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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

      [Bookseller: Ruuds Antikvariat]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's Historyofscience.com]
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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]

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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.

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        GALLERIA DELLE PIU' BELLE INCISIONI IN ACCIAIO. Prima versione dall'Inglese, col testo a fronte, arricchita di scritti originali sopra i soggetti italiani. Firenze, nello Stabilimento di F.Fumagalli, tipografo e calcografo posto nei Fondaccini Santo Spirito, 1839 - 1844.

      Opera articolata in 225 brevi testi letterari con testo a fronte inglese - italiano, ognuno illustrato da una bella incisione in acciaio, protetta da velina originale. Tre volumi. Cm.32,2x24. Pg.188; 172; 168. Legature coeve in mz.pelle con titoli e fregi in oro ai dorsi e piatti marmorizzati. Spellature al piatto anteriore del primo volume. 224 incisioni in acciaio fuori testo (mancante la tavola n°181). Testi italiani di Giacinto Battaglia, G.Battista Bazzoni, Cesare e Ignazio Cantù, Giunio Carbone, Giulio Carcano, Antonio Cazzaniga, Pietro Contrucci, Francesco Cusani, Domenco Gazzadi, Tommaso Grossi, Andrea Maffei, Giovanni Marchetti, Achille Mauri, Luigi Muzzi, G.La Farina, Giovan Battista Niccolini, Antonio Piazza, Giuseppe Revere, Defendente e Giuseppe Sacchi, Michele Sartorio, Giovanni Sorbi, Luigi Toccagni, Luigi Tonti, Domenico Valeriani, etc. Superba edizione.

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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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        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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        Der Blinde. Episches Gedicht in neun Gesängen.

      J.J. Weber,, Leipzig, 1839 - Leipzig, J.J. Weber, 1839. 8°. X, 150 S. Goldgepr. Lederband, beide Deckel mit Stickereien, floraler Innenkantenvergoldung, Ganzgoldschnitt und Seidenvorsätzen. (Titelblatt verso gestempelt. Durchgehend, anfangs etwas stärker, stockfleckig). Sprache: Deutsch Goldgepr. Lederband, beide Deckel mit Stickereien, floraler Innenkantenvergoldung, Ganzgoldschnitt und Seidenvorsätzen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Hingray charles 1839 - 5 livrespp. Bon Etat , lot de 5 livres , couvertures légèrement usagées [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE YOUTH OF SHAKESPEARE. By the Author of "Shakespeare and His Friends."

      London: Henry Colburn, Publisher, Great Marlborough Street,. 1839. 12mo, three volumes: pp. [i-v] vi-x [1] 2-306; [i-ii] [1] 2-299 [300: blank]; [i-ii] [1] 2-306,. nineteenth-century green leather and marbled boards, spine panels richly tooled in gold, t.e.g., marbled endpapers.. Leather rubbed at edges, outer front joint of volume three repaired,. a very good copy with fine interior. (#133283). First edition. A novel about the young life of Shakespeare by a prolific British writer of popular fiction, including MEPHISTOPHELES IN ENGLAND; OR, THE CONFESSIONS OF A PRIME MINISTER (1835) and EUREKA: A PROPHECY OF THE FUTURE (1837), a tale of a future England in ruins. All Williams' first editions are scarce, this one especially so. Block, The English Novel 1740- 1850, p. 254. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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        The History of the Navy of the United States of America.

      . 2 vols. Paris: Baudry's European Library 1839. With frontispiece and map. XXXV + 258; VIII + 349 + (1) pp. Contp. halfleather with golddec. on spines. Browning. * 1st edit. Collection of Ancient and Modern British Authors vol. 247-248..

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        Studies of Cattle

      S. & J. Fuller, London 1839 - Bound in brown buckram, binding only just holding. Gilt title on leather label with tooling to front panel. Front hinge split, fep and title page present but detached and very creased and chipped around the edges. Complete set of 32 plates, still tidy and nicely bound, (no 26 mis-labelled as 24). Rear ep detached but present, spine nearly detached from binding. Light foxing throughout but plates generally clean. Title page and plates 5 and 7 also present from Part 2. All badly chipped and torn around the edges and again lightly foxed w small green water-colour mark to top RH corner Plate 5. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Refutation de l'eclectisme ou se trouve exposee la vraie definition de la philosophie, et ou l'on explique le sens, la suite, et l'enchainement des divers philosophes depuis Descartes.

      Paris, Charles Gosselin, 1839.. In-12, demi-maroquin a grain long vert bronze, dos lisse orne d'un decor romantique en long, grand fer rocaille reproduit symetriquement autour du titre dore au centre, palettes et roulettes en tete et pied (rel. de l'epoque), xviii, (2), 351 p. (qqs rouss.). Edition originale. Pierre Leroux denonce le caractere reactionnaire de l'eclectisme, philosophie de l'histoire developpee par Victor Cousin, selon lui inconstante et servile. Il lui reproche, entre autres, de situer le discours philosophique a l'ecart de toute realite politique et sociale et lui oppose sa propre vision d'un idealisme social ("idealisme de la vie du nous "). "C'etait la parfaitement marquer que la 'Refutation' ne se voulait pas seulement critique mais posait les fondations de l'utopie lerousienne" (J.-P. Lacassagne). (Evans, p. 245). Quelques rousseurs. Bel exemplaire dans une fine reliure romantique de l'epoque..

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        Reise nach West-Sibirien im Jahre 1876. Auf Veranstaltung des Vereins für Deutsche Nordpolarfahrt in Bremen unternommen mit A. E. Brehm und Karl Graf v. Waldburg-Zeil-Trauchburg. Berlin, E. Wallroth 1879. Gr. 8°. XXIII, 663 S., mit 35 (30 getönt) lithograph. Tafeln, 21 Abbildungen im Text u. 4 (gef. u. teilkolor.) lithogr. Karten, schwarz- u. goldgepr. OLwd.

      - Henze II, 222 - Dinse 517.- Erste Ausgabe.- Die Expedition fand unter der wissenschaftlichen Leitung des Ethnologen und Ornithologen Otto Finsch (1839-1917), des Zoologen Alfred Edmund Brehm (1829-1884) und des Offiziers und Naturforschers Karl Joseph Graf von Waldburg-Zeil-Tanneburg (1841-1890 ) statt und brachte eine beachtliche Ausbeute in zoologischer Hinsicht. Sie führte über den Ural durch den Ala-Tau bis zur Ob-Mündung und Durchquerung der Samojeden-Halbinsel bis zur Kara-Bai. ?Man verdankt Finsch und seinen Begleitern die ersten zuverlässigen Aufschlüsse über das Isthmusgebiet.? (Henze).- Titel gestempelt, tls. gering braunfleckig, der seltene original Einband etw. berieben. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        ALMANACH DE GOTHA. Annuaire généalogique, diplomatique et statistique.

      Justus PerthesTesti francesi. Disponiamo di una cospicua raccolta, con volumetti sfusi dal 1839 al 1914. I volumi fino al 1870 sono in formato cm.10,5x7. Disponibili: 1839 (coperta staccata), 1840 (in tedesco, con il titolo "Gothalischer genealogischer Hof - Kalender"), 1842 (manca il dorso), 1843, 1844, 1845, 1846, 1847, 1848, 1849, 1850, 1852, 1853, 1854, 1855, 1856, 1857, 1858, 1859, 1860, 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865, 1866, 1867, 1868, 1869, 1870. Con il 1871 viene assunta la tradizionale veste tipografica in tela rossa con titoli e fregi in oro alla coperta, in formato cm.12,5x8,5: disponibili le annate 1871, 1872, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897. Con il 1900 viene assunto un formato leggermente più grande, cm.14,5x10,2: disponibili le annate 1910, 1914. Con incisioni e fototipie fuori testo. I volumi non sono in perfette condizioni: spesso presentano legature allentate o scollate e generali tracce d'uso. Ampia raccolta del celebre almanacco genealogico delle case regnanti e delle principali famiglie aristocratiche europee, che iniziò le pubblicazioni nel 1763.

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        San Juan de Ulua, ou, Relation de l'expedition francaise au Mexique, sous les ordres de M. le contre-amiral Baudin. Suivi de notes et documents, et d'un apercu general sur l'etat actuel du Texas, par M.E. Maissin

      Paris: Chez Gide, 1839. First edition. Contemporary quarter morocco over marbled boards, raised bands, compartments decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers. A very good or better copy, boards and spine rubbed, scattered foxing mainly marginal and to verso of plates. 4to. Illus. with 18 engraved plates on India paper and 34 woodcut vignettes. The most exhaustive work on this episode [the Pastry War] with illustrations, mainly by Blanchard, who, assisting also as interpreter, had additional opportunity for gaining information. He accompanied Baudin's representative to Mexico and other places, and used his pen freely in observations on the scenery, the people, and their institutions, all of which served to add variety and interest to the narrative, the attractive style of which owes much to the revision of Dauzats," (Bancroft, Hist. Mexico, p. 204). Raines, discussing Maissin's report, concludes that "Admiral Baudin's favorable report of Texas doubtless hastened the recognition of the Republic by France," (Bibliography of Texas. p. 145). Printing on India paper was not common; Sabin also notes that the book was printed for 45 fr. with vignettes and 25 fr without. Sabin 5832. Howes B 507 (aa). Palau 30412. Graff 323. Raines p. 145. Streeter Texas 1343. Brunet I: 963 (1841). Leclerc 1075. Graesse I: 436 (1841).

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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.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Metternich").

      Schloß Johannisberg (Rheingau), 22. IX. 1839. - 3 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo. An einen Marquis, den er auf Schloß Johannisberg eingeladen hatte: "Si je m'en réconnoissais le droit, je me permetterais quasi d'être faché contre vous. Vos jeunes gens sont arrivés ici bien, mais sans vous! Nous eussions été bien heureux de vous recevoir dans un lieu dont le séjour offre d'agréables distractions, dont le sîte est magnifique et dans lequel le Whiggisme n'a pas encore pénétré [.]". - Papierbedingt leicht gebräunt und mit kleinen Randläsuren.

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        A Diary In America, with Remarks On Its Institutions (6 volumes)

      Longman, Orme, Brown, Green & Longmans,, London: 1839 - of the 1st and 2nd series. All six volumes of this six volume matched set are frst editions of 1st and 2nd series and all are in very good+ or better condition in 3/4 leather (calf) and marbled paper covered boards with five raised bands on the spines with red and black leather title labels and gilt tooling in the compartments. The end sheets for each volume match the marbled paper on the covers of the books. All edges of the text blocks are gilt. Each volume is a small octavo measuring 7 3/4" by 5" with an early prior owner's book plate attached to the front paste down. The front hinge and joint to volume I of the first series (Part I) is weak with the front hinge reinforced with archival tape and the rear joint is showing wear, but remains tight. The spine is very slightly faded. Vol. II only shows wear to the leather at the head and heel of the spine and lower edges of the boards with very light wear to the joints. Vol. III shows only light rubbing to the front joint. Vol. I of the Second Series (Part II) shows only slight wear and rubbing to the front hinge and to the lower edges of the boards. Vol. II and III both show shallow wear to the leather at the head and heel of the spines and to the lower edges of the boards and light wear to the front joints. Pasted to the second free end page is a clipped signature of Frederick Marryat. With an errata page for Vol. I appearing at the rear of Vol. III. Vol. II of the Second Series has the fold-out map of "Aboriginal America" upon which are noted the various Native American tribes within their respective geographical areas. This map is followed by a second fold-out map of central Florida showing the seat of hostilities with Seminole Indians and the United States. By the time of his visit and tour of America and Canada in 1837 through 1838, Captain Marryat had already attained the status of an accomplished novelist in Great Britain. He published his notes, diary and comments on his travels shortly after returning to England. His characterizations of Americans their institutions and his remarks were hardly complimentary. Both Series I and Series II are considered "scarce" by Howes. (Howes, M-300 & M-301; Clark, Travels in the Old South, III:204) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        GALLERIA DELLE PIU' BELLE INCISIONI IN ACCIAIO. Prima versione dall'Inglese, col testo a fronte, arricchita di scritti originali sopra i soggetti italiani. Firenze, nello Stabilimento di F.Fumagalli, tipografo e calcografo posto nei Fondaccini Santo Spirito, 1839-1844.

      - Opera articolata in 225 brevi testi letterari con testo a fronte inglese-italiano, ognuno illustrato da una bella incisione in acciaio, protetta da velina originale. Tre volumi. Cm.32,2x24. Pg.188; 172; 168. Legature coeve in mz.pelle con titoli e fregi in oro ai dorsi e piatti marmorizzati. Spellature al piatto anteriore del primo volume. 224 incisioni in acciaio fuori testo (mancante la tavola n°181). Testi italiani di Giacinto Battaglia, G.Battista Bazzoni, Cesare e Ignazio Cantù, Giunio Carbone, Giulio Carcano, Antonio Cazzaniga, Pietro Contrucci, Francesco Cusani, Domenco Gazzadi, Tommaso Grossi, Andrea Maffei, Giovanni Marchetti, Achille Mauri, Luigi Muzzi, G.La Farina, Giovan Battista Niccolini, Antonio Piazza, Giuseppe Revere, Defendente e Giuseppe Sacchi, Michele Sartorio, Giovanni Sorbi, Luigi Toccagni, Luigi Tonti, Domenico Valeriani, etc. Superba edizione. 6000 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History and Topography of the Isle of Axholme: Being That Part of Lincolnshire which is West of the Trent.

      Longmans, Rees, Orme & Co. and Gainsbrough: A. Stark, 1839. - 4to. pp. xviii, 463; illustrations, folding hand-coloured maps, pedigrees. Contemporary half calf a little worn on the spine but Very Good. From the library of R.W. [Rod] Ambler. All books from this collection have his name, followed by the place and date of purchase in ink on the end paper.

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        Railway Timetables & Assistant to Railway Travelling

      Bradshaw, Manchester & Wyld, London, Manchester & London 1839 - FIRST ISSUE OF FIRST EDITION OF WORLD'S FIRST COMPILATION OF RAILWAY TIMETABLES. (Contains the North of England only - the South of England being published separately as issue no. 2.) Published 19th. Oct. 1839 @ 6d. In original publishers' green ribbed cloth gilt, with 2 railway maps (1 with o.o.c) & 3 engraved city maps (each with original tissue guards present). Apart from faint age-toning of the paper, this copy is in EXCEPTIONALLY BRIGHT, NEAR FINE CONDITION. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Tor - Vanga di Trento.

      Marietti G.A., Trento. 1839 - Singolare veduta raffigurante la città di Trento con particolare attenzione rivolta alla torre Vanga e al panorama fluviale. In primo piano filare d’alberi lungo le rive del fiume Adige e scene di vita quotidiana. La stampa si trova in "I castelli del Tirolo colla storia delle relative antiche potenti famiglie" di Agostino Perini. Formato: Calcografia di dimensioni 16,2x24,4 cm. Buono, ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo.

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        Financial letter President Van Buren wrote concerning ?a final settlement of the whole matter? regarding a $2000 note and property owned by Peter G. Stuyvesant, great great grandson of the last Dutch Governor of New Netherland

      "Autograph Letter as President, not signed, 1p, 7.25? x 9?. No place. Docketed on verso of integral sheet ?M Van Buren / (Stuyvesant / business) / Oct 1839.? Unknown recipient. Fine condition. In full: ?Say to Mr Butler Most of it would be more agreeable to him to get the $2000 note we have endorsed for Charles out of the way he may draw on me for the half of it and he & I will keep it subject to a final settlement of the whole matter; but if this is to be done his brother should first convey to some third person all those portions of the property which have been purchased from Strangers, to hold in trust, to be conveyed to us as we shall hereafter agree. I would propose Lucas Green as the trustee.? Benjamin F. Butler was appointed U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York by President Martin Van Buren in 1838 after serving as Andrew Jackson and Van Buren?s Attorney General from 1833-1838. Admitted to the bar when he was 21, Butler became then New York State Senator Martin Van Buren?s law partner in 1817. The ?Stuyvesant business? refers to Peter G. Stuyvesant (1777-1847) and his late brother Nicholas W. Stuyvesant (1769-1833), gr-gr-grandsons of Peter Stuyvesant, the last Dutch Director-General of New Netherland from 1647-1664 when it was ceded to the English. Their maternal great grandfather was Robert Livingstone, 1st Lord of the Manor of Livingstone. Each brother owned property in Manhattan. In this letter, Van Buren believes that before the matter is settled, Peter, Nicholas?s ?brother should first convey to some third person all those portions of the property which have been purchased from Strangers...? The Library of Congress has among its papers a letter written by Benjamin F. Butler to President Van Buren dated November 23, 1839, concerning ?The Stuyvesant note.?"

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        The Crown Sentences for the Lincolnshire Lent Assizes. Holden at the Castle of Lincoln, in and for the County of Lincoln, on Saturday March 9th, 1839, before Lord Denman, and the Hon. Sir John Bernard Bosanquet, Knight. G.F. Heneage, Esq. Sheriff

      Lincoln: S. Thorpe, printer, 1839. Small broadside measuring 373 x 115 mm., very good condition. Sixteen sentenced to transportation. Scarce ephemeral broadside printing results of the Lincolnshire assizes from the session of 9 March 1839, listing the crimes and sentences (including transportation to New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land) of some 21 souls.The late 1830s was a period of great social instability fuelled by industrialisation, economic change and the growth of large urban centres. Transportation peaked during this period, to the point that the economy and infrastructure of Van Diemen's Land was almost pushed to collapse by the large convict influx.Of the 21 men and women here listed, 16 were transported for various terms from seven years to life. A further four were acquitted altogether. The broadside reveals two life sentences - one Isaac Dickinson, a resident of Lincoln aged 22 years, was sentenced to transportation for life for highway robbery of a farmer for a sum exceeding £60; likewise John Baker, 23 years of age and living in Partney, for housebreaking.

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        The Birds of America from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories

      New York: J. J. Audbon, 86 White Street. Philadelphia: J. B. Chevalier, 72 Dock Street, 1839. First Octavo edition. original blue wrappers decoratively stamped and lettered in black. In custom blue cloth four way folding box, inside full blue morocco clam shell box decorated and lettered in gilt (new). Wrappers on part 3 detached (but present), tissue guards lacking for plate 5, part 1; some rubbing and browning of some edges of wrappers. Interiors with slight browning and brown spots, most plates very slightly affected. Royal octavo (27 x 16.7 cms). No. 1 - 5. ii, [1] - 104. The set was issued in 100 parts llustrated with 24 full page lithographs, with tissue guards. Printed and coloured by J. T. Bowen. There are five plates in each part, except part 3: plate 11, 10 [sic], 14, and 15 The lists of subscribers are printed on the inside of each wrapper Audubon wanted his work to be more popular and thus embarked on his octavo edition of his great work first published by subsciption in the Folio sets which at the time cost a staggering $1,000 each, just in production costs. From the Introduction: ?Having been frequently asked for several years past .... to present to them and to the public a work ... of such dimensions and at such a price, as would enable every student or lover of nature to place it in his library ... I have undertaken the task with ... in their present miniature form, ... J. J. Audubon. New York, Nov. 1839.? Of the five Octavo editions, only the first one was produced under Audubon?s personal supervision since he died in 1851. Audubon's fame was firmly established by the lavish double-elephant folio edition of The Birds of America produced between 1827-1838. For that work, Audubon had felt that there was no American printer capable of taking such a demanding project and so traveled to London to employ some of that country's finest craftsmen, William Home Lizars and Robert Havell. For the octavo edition, however, Audubon returned to the United States and employed the Philadelphia firm of J.T. Bowen to produce a more commercially viable edition of the work under the close supervision of his sons. The subscription price for the work was $100, making it an expensive work aimed at the country's wealthy, although its potential to reach a greater public far surpassed that of the double-elephant folio edition. The market success was immense, launching Audubon into financial security and firmly establishing his wide-ranging appeal as the greatest ornithological artist of his (or perhaps any) time. To the original plate count included in the double-elephant folio edition, the octavo edition adds 65 new images for a total of 500 plates, making it "the most extensive color plate book produced in America up to that time" (Reese). The plates were reduced by camera lucida and lithographed, with some of the backgrounds entirely changed or greatly modified. The original compositions are altered so that only one species is depicted per plate. The text itself is a revision of the Ornithological Biography, rearranged according to Audubon's "A Synopsis of the Birds of North America" [Herrick 4. Sabin 2364].

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        The Artist.

      German, 1839. Original colour lithograph depicting a playful and satirical approach of a painter to his work. 47 x 38,5 cm. Excellent condition of this early lithograph - in old, original hand-colouring. Wonderful example of a very accomplished work using the still young technique of lithography. Playing with all sorts of clichées of artists and their approaches, centering the pastime of the usuccessful artist against the seriousness of the craft. The year 1683 on the easel surely a clue to deciphering the meaning of this image, we were not able to do so. Whoever solves the puzzle, receives 20% discount on the price of this artwork.

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        William Wilson [In:] The Gift - : A Christmas and New Year's Present for 1840. Edited by Miss [Eliza] Leslie With nine steel-engravings. The collection includes other publications e.g. "Deacon Enos" by Harriet Beecher Stowe.

      Philadelphia: Carey & Hart. First Edition.. Stronger rubbed. Lower spine slightly detached only. Lettering on front board reads: "S.S.Dole. Danvers.". Stronger signs of foxing to those pages with plates and tissue-guards. Else with only occasional foxing.. First Edition. Philadelphia, Carey & Hart, 1839. 8°. VIII, 328 pages. Original, blindstamped morocco with gilt lettering and ornaments on spine and boards. Stronger rubbed. Lower spine slightly detached only. Lettering on front board reads: "S.S.Dole. Danvers.". Stronger signs of foxing to those pages with plates and tissue-guards. Else with only occasional foxing. [Only 7500 copies of the 1840 edition of "The Gift" were printed] "William Wilson" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1839, with a setting inspired by Poe's formative years outside of London. The tale follows the theme of the doppelgänger and is written in a style based on rationality. It also appeared in the 1840 collection Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque, and has been adapted several times. The setting of "William Wilson" is semi-autobiographical and relates to Poe's residence in England as a boy. The "misty-looking village of England" of the story is Stoke Newington, now a suburb of north London. The school is based on the Manor House School in Stoke Newington which Poe attended from 1817 to 1820. Poe's headmaster there, the Reverend John Bransby, shares the same name as the headmaster in the story, though, in the latter, he acquires the dignity of being a "Doctor". This school has since been demolished. The church mentioned in the story is based on St Mary's "Old" Church, the original parish church of Stoke Newington. This building is still extant. Additionally, Poe acknowledged that the idea of a story about the irritation one feels by meeting someone with the same name, thereby ruining a feeling of uniqueness, was inspired by an article by Washington Irving. At the end of Irving's tale, the main character kills his double with his sword, only to see his own face behind the mask. "William Wilson" was published in the October 1839 issue of Burton's Gentleman's Magazine, though it appeared earlier that year in The Gift: A Christmas and New Year's Present dated for 1840. The tale was later translated into French in December 1844, printed in the Paris newspaper La Quotidienne in two installments. This was the first translation of Poe's work to a language other than English and marked Poe's introduction to France. (Wikipedia)

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        Australiana. Thoughts on Convict Management [bound with] Supplement to Thoughts on Convict Management

      London & Hobart Town: John W. Parker & J.C.MacDougall, 1839. The two works bound as a single volume, octavo, first work without the half-title, 24 pp. publisher's advertisements; in fine condition in full navy morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. The classic work by the great exponent of "penal science" Maconochie's arguments against the brutality of incarceration have led to him being seen as a forefather of modern theories of imprisonment. His long and varied career included four years as superintendent of the Norfolk Island penal settlement, during which he was able to put many of his views into practice: in effect he formulated and applied most of the principles on which modern penology are based. Among his ideas, two remain basic to his "penal science": 'punishment should not be vindictively conceived, but should aim at the reform of the convict, and a convict's sentence should be indeterminate, with release depending not on the lapse of time but on his own industry and exertions during incarceration' (ADB). He was also a pioneer whilst at Norfolk Island in insisting on the formation of a library for the prisoners and even efforts to cultivate a taste for music among them.This is the London issue of this important book: the sheets of the main work, "Australiana", were printed in Hobart in 1838; some were sent to London for this separate issue, with reset title, of 1839 but not all copies were issued with the supplement present here, with its Hobart 1839 title-page. This copy also has 24 pp. publisher's advertisements; Ferguson notes just one of the seven copies he cites as containing a 16 pp. version.

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