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        Histoire Naturelle des Insectes. ORTHOPTÈRES.

      Paris, Roret, 1839. 8vo (205 x 125mm.). pp. xviii, 776, (2), 4, with 14 engraved plates of which 13 hand-coloured. Recent black half morocco, spine with red and green gilt lettered label. Published as part of "Suite à Buffon". The last plate, a plate of detail, is never coloured. Coloured copies are rare. "... un volume illustré de 14 planches (1839) et faisant partie des 'Suites à Buffon'. Cette oeuvre maîtresse sera consultée avec profit pendant des décennies' (Lhoste p. 124). Some plates with paper repair at the outer margin.//Horn & Schenkling 20185.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        Gefäßchirurgie - 24 Tafeln mit 121 Abbildungen nach Zeichnungen von N.H.Jacob.

      . Bourgery, 6/18-21,30-48,33bis. - Medecine Operatoire par J.M. Bourgery. - Paris, C.A.Delaunay, Editeur, 1839, 24 handcolorierte lith. Foliotafel 42 x 31 cm und 24 Blätter Tafelerklärungen.. Enhält die "Compression des Arteres; Compression des Arteres du Membre Thoracique; Compression des Arteres du Membre Abdominal; Saignee des Veins Jugulaire et Cephallique; Aneurismes de l'Artere Axillaire; Operations qui se Pratiquent sur les Vaisseaux Sanguins; Divers cas d'Aneurismes; Resultat de la Ligature des Troncs Arteriels Principaux; Instrumens propres a Operer sur les Vaisseaux Sanguins; Temps Generaux de la Ligature des Arteres; Ligature des Arteres Tibiale Posterieure et Peroniere; Ligature des Arteres Tibiale Anterieure et Pedieuse; Ligature de l'Artere Poplitee; Ligatures des Arteres Cubitale, Radiale, et Humerale; Ligatures de l'Artere Femorale; Ligature des Arteres Cubitale, Radiale, et Humerale; Ligature des Arteres Sous-Claviere et Axillaire; Ligature des Arteres Humerale, Sous-Claviere et Carotide; Ligature des Arteres Carotide externe. Linguale Occipitale et Temporale; Ligature du Tronc Branchio-Cephalique; Ligature des Arteres Carotide Sous-Claviere et Axillaire; Ligature des Arteres Femorale et Iliaque Externe; Ligature des Arteres Iliaque Primitive, Externe et Interne.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat für Medizin - Fritz-Dieter S]
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        The Life of John Hunter, F.R.S.

      Haswell, Barrington, and Haswell 1839 - Philadelphia, Haswell, Barrington, & Haswell, 1839. 8vo. 2 volumes bound as one. Quarter bound in contemporary calf-skin leather. Corners bound. Gilt lettering and borders along spine. Marbled boards. Tight binding and solid boards. Minor shelf wear. Rubbing to boards. Slight cracking to spine. Clean, unmarked pages with slight toning to edges. 6 plates at rear.John Hunter FRS was a Scottish surgeon regarded as one of the most distinguished scientists and surgeons of his day. He was an early advocate of careful observation and scientific method in medicine. The Hunterian Society of London was named in his honour.A well-preserved volume detailing the life and prestigious career of Hunter. Ships daily. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Extraction des Dents. 3 Tafeln mit 42 Abbildungen nach Zeichnungen von N.H.Jacob.

      . Bourgery, 6/24,25,26. - Medecine Operatoire par J.M. Bourgery. - Paris, C.A.Delaunay, Editeur, 1839, 3 handcolorierte lith. Foliotafel 42 x 31 cm und 1 Blatt Tafelerklärungen..

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        NOTICIA HISTÓRICA DEL ORIGEN DE LOS NOMBRES DE LAS CALLES DE ESTA M.N.M.L.Y.M.H. CIUDAD DE SEVILLA.

      - En cuyas noticias se reúnen las de las fundaciones de iglesias parroquiales, conventos, obras pías, casas más conocidas de títulos y Mayorazgos: la de los monumentos de antigüedad y bellas artes que en ellas se encuentran, la de los sucesos más memorables acaecidos en las mismas, con otras noticias curiosas. # Sevilla. Imp. José Morales. 1839. 1ª edic. 20x15 cm. XI + 626 págs. holandesa piel. Cortes tintados. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Torreón de Rueda]
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        EVERY MAN HIS OWN BUTLER.

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

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        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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        VOICES OF THE NIGHT

      Cambridge: John Owen, 1839. First Edition. Hardcover. Occasional soiling to text. Near Fine copy in an attractive binding. 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.

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        Canada and South Australia. A commentary on that part of the Earl of Durham's report which relates to the disposal of waste lands and emigration. In three papers, delivered at the South Australian rooms, No. 5 Adam Street, Strand

      London: A. Gole & Co, 1839. Octavo, 96 pp., some browning, good copy in recent quarter green roan with gilt lettering. Dedicated to Edward Gibbon Wakefield. An essay on the sale of uncleared and wild lands in the British colonies, an important and then controversial issue with implications for the financial management of the colonies. Here the sale price of land in South Australia is compared with precedent experiences in Canada.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Voices of the Night -- INSCRIBED

      Cambridge, MA: John Owen, 1839 - Inscribed by the author "Mrs. Charles Amory, from the author, with his regards and best wishes, December 25, 1839." The first edition of the author's first book of poems, printed in an edition of only 900 copies. BAL 12065. Longfellow met Amory (1808-1898) in 1829, when both were students at Gottingen. They renewed the acquaintance in 1836 when both found themselves at Harvard, where Longfellow had been appointed as a professor and Amory was studying medicine. In his journal for 1838, the poet referred to his friend as "my usual resource" for dinner. With three other companions, including the future senator Charles Sumner, the two formed a small circle known as "The Five of Clubs." In 1841, Longfellow would allude to Amory and two other friends with the same surname in his poem "To the River Charles": "thy name reminds me / Of three friends, all true and tried, / And that name, like magic binds me / Closer, closer to thy side." His wife, Martha Babcock Greene Amory (1812-1880) was the granddaughter of John Singleton Copley, and his first biographer. She married Amory in 1832, and chronicled their wedding journey - a grand tour of Europe -- in detailed letters published by D. B. Updike in two volumes in 1922. Small pencil inscription to second blank: "Morris Carter from S.G.D." S.G.D. is Susan Greene Dexter (1840-1903), the Amory's daughter. Carter (1877-1965), who wrote a biography of Isabella Stewart Gardner, was the first director of the Museum she founded, serving from 1924 until his retirement in 1955. An exceptional association copy with an impeccable provenance linking a number of the first families of Boston. Beautifully bound in full maroon leather decorated in gold. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Carpe Librum]
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        Viscount Melbourne

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

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        The Stranger's Guide to the Roman Antiquities of the City of Treves. [present-day Trier]. PLUS: ALs: letters from Wyttenbach tipped in To which are added, plates from unpublished drawings, and other illustrations.

      London:: John W. Parker,, 1839.. First English edition.. Hardcover. Very Good+. viii, 143, (i), +16 adverts. With 10 plates, and a number of vignettes in the text. Tipped in at the front are two items of correspondence (in German) from Wyttenbach to the antiquarian James Yates: An 1837 note, thanking him for his learned works; and an 1839 letter, barely legible, with Yates' interlinear transcription (which I struggle to interpret). Both are accompanied by part of the envelopes addressed to Yates in which they came, the second still bearing its seal. At page 60, are also tipped in two illustrations which echo the type of arch illustrated in the facing plate and vignette: one, a loose sketch in brown ink, and the other a finely-done ink drawing(?) - apparently taken from the view in the vignette. Besides these, there is a note in Yates' hand at the foot of p.58, and a reference to another work on Trier on the first blank leaf. Contents very clean. 22.5x14cms, with the original yellow endpapers, in the original binding of green cloth, ruled and decorated in blind, spine titled in gilt. Gilt a little dulled, spine caps refurbished. A clean, firm and very nice association copy.

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        Oeuvres du Comte de Lacepede, comprenant l'histoire naturelle des quarupedes ovipares, avec la synonymie des auteurs modernes les plus celebres.

      Bruxelles: Lacrosse et cie, 1839. - Octavo, four volumes. 1944 pp., Binders half morocco and cloth boards, printed wrappers retained. Text volumes only of mammals, reptiles and fish. Not in Wood or Ronsil. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Andrew Isles Natural History Books]
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        Malerische Ansichten von Italien, der Schweiz und Tyrol. Nach Orig.-Zeichn. von Prout, Stanfield u. Harding in Stahl gestochen von den berühmtesten Künstlern Englands. Erster Theil.

      Berlin London Petersburg, Asher [1839].. 8° (20 x 13,5 cm). Titelbl., 51 nn. Bll. Text, 50 Stahlstich-Tafeln. Einband berieben. Die Stahlstiche unter Seidenhemdchen, in kräftigen und kontrastreichen Abzügen, nur teilweise an den Blatträndern etwas stockig..

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        Verhandelingen over de Natuurlijke Geschiedenis der Nederlandsche overzeesche bezittingen, door de Leden der Natuurkundige commissie in Indie en andere schrijvers. Uitgegeven op last van den Koning door J.C. Temminck: ZOOLOGIE.

      Leiden 1839-1844. Folio (434 x 300mm). pp. (6), 228, 72, 72, 26, 250, with 3 double-page tables and 102 lithographed plates of which 84 beautifully handcoloured. Contemporary green half morocco, richly gilt decorated spine in 6 compartments, edges gilt. A superbly bound copy of the finest zoological work on Indonesia, the former Dutch East Indies. The complete 'Verhandelingen...' comprises 3 volumes one concerning Ethnography, another Zoology and the last one Botany. Volumes could be purchased separately. Of the 102 plates 49 show mammals, including orang-outans and monkeys, 14 birds, 10 reptiles and amphibians, 6 fishes and 23 insects. The present volume was written by S. Mueller and H. Schlegel and edited by. C.J. Temminck. Temminck (1778-1858) was the founder and first director of the Leyden Natural History Museum and the author of a number of important ornithological works.//BM.(N.H.)II, 862; Landwehr 197, 454; Nissen ZBI, 4802.

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        A Voice of Warning, and Instruction to All People, or an Introduction to the Faith and Doctrine of the Church of Jesus Christ, of Latter Day Saints

      New York: J.W. Harrison, Printer. 1839. Second edition, revised. 12mo. Original publisher's green ribbon cloth gilt (Krupp's illustration Ft6). Moderate foxing, slight wear at the spine ends, and a couple of page corners creased, a pleasing, very good copy. A famous fiery apologetic by Parley P. Pratt, one of the most influential theologians of Mormonism's founding years. This edition contains the $300 award notice for anyone who can successfully refute the work. Rare. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        La patriarcale basilica Liberiana

      Roma: a spese di Agostino Valentini, 1839.

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        TA., Bahnhof, mit Darstellung der "Eröffnung der Münchner-Augsburger Eisenbahn am 1ten September 1839".

      . kol. Lithographie ( anonym, wohl Gustav Kraus ) b. Gustav Kraus in München, um 1839, 25,3 x 37,5 - breitrandig. Maill II, 309; Sammlung Probst, Nr. 1566; Lentner 442. - Frühe Darstellung. Das Blatt stammt aus der berühmten Münchener Sammlung Probst Rückseitig Sammlungsstempel ). Der Betrachter blickt von einer Wiese - die von Schaulustigen reich bevölkert ist - auf einen Eisenbahnzug, der den Münchener Bahnhof in Richtung Augsburg verläßt. Im Hintergrund die Türme der Frauenkirche. - Im Rand leicht angestaubt.

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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        VOICES OF THE NIGHT

      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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        Plan de Port de Saint Thomas et de ses Environs (Iles Vierges).

      1839 - Paris: Depot de la Marine, 1839. 470 x 610mm. Ink chart-seller's stamp; hole and staining in lower right margin. Detailed sea chart of the environs of Charlotte Amalie, the main port of St Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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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.

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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>

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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]

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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.

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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]

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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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        MAP OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COMPILED FROM THE LATEST AUTHORITIES.

      Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, . 1839 - Folding pocket map, 17 x 20 1/2 inches, with full period color. Bound into original 16mo. green morocco boards, stamped in blind and gilt. Institutional label and stamp on front pastedown. Minor repairs. Very good. The fourth Mitchell edition of D.H. Vance's map of New York State. Extensive additions to New York's embryonic railroad system, both on the main and the inset maps. "Sold by Thomas Cowperthwait & Co. No. 253 Market Street" added below neat line. The front cover is stamped "New-York." With five insets: "Map of the Hudson River," "Vicinity of Albany," "Vicinity of New York," "Vicinity of the Falls of Niagara," and "Vicinity of Rochester." This edition is not in Rumsey or Phillips.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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.

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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.

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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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