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

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

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        Winter Studies and Summer Rambles in Canada

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

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        The Poetical Works of Lord Byron. Eight volume set

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

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        A conchological manual.

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

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        Travels In North America During The Years 1834, 1835, & 1836. Including A Summer Residence With The Pawnee Tribe Of Indians, In The Remote Prairies Of The Missouri, And A Visit To Cuba And The Azore Islands

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

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        Abhandlung über Perkussion und Auskultation.

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

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

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

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

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

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        Charakteristik der Schichten und Petrefacten des sächsisch-böhmischen Kreidegebirges.

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

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        Autograph corrections in ms. draft.

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

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        Autographed Letter Singed by Elisha Albright Hoffman

      - Hoffman, Elisha (1839 - 1929). Very nice 1904 1p ALS to Mr. Steele regarding Hoffman's upcoming trip to Europe, his request for a holograph manuscript of What a Wonderful Savior and hopes of meeting his correspondent and getting to know him better. A very nice letter by the eminent hymnist and author of Are You Washed in the Blood, etc.

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

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

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

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

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        [PARTIALLY PRINTED MEMBERSHIP CERTIFICATE, COMPLETED IN MANUSCRIPT, FOR THE MISSIONARY SOCIETY OF THE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH]

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

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        PRISONS ET SYSTEME PENITENTIAIRE /1839 - 1840 - 1841 . NEUF OUVRAGES OU RAPPORTS .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        "... Le Daguerréotype," contained in COMPTES RENDUS HEBDOMADAIRES DES SÉANCES DE L'ACADÉMIE DES SCIENCES ... TOME NEUVÃŒEME JUILLET - DÈCEMBRE 1839

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Paris le Matin. (Sur blanc)

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

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

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

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        Souvenirs d'un Aveugle, Voyage autour Du Monde. Ouvrage inrichi de soixante Dessins et de Notes scientifiques. Tome 1-4.

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

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        THE ENGLISHMAN'S GREEK CONCORDANCE OF THE NEW TESTAMENT

      London: Wertheimer & Co. for Central Tract Depot, 1839. FIRST EDITION n. Hardcover. The Foyle Copy of a Binding Vibrating with Decoration. 308 x 200 mm (12 1/8 x 7 7/8"). v, [i], 943, [3], 14 pp. Compiled by George V. Wigram, assisted by William Burgh. FIRST EDITION. DAZZLING CONTEMPORARY BLACK MOROCCO, ORNATELY INLAID AND VERY SUMPTUOUSLY GILT IN THE "CATHEDRAL" STYLE, covers with wide frame of dense gilt tooling, the main design element being many closely spaced complex pointed arch tools (reminiscent of church windows), the inner part of the frame made of inlaid red morocco with much convoluted stylized gilt floral decoration, the frame enclosing a large recessed panel composed of four cathedral windows in black or green, the four demarcated by a wide red band between them in the shape of a cross, the entire board embellished with much gilt; double raised bands flanking an inlaid red strip and forming spine compartments with rose-window cornerpieces and a cruciform centerpiece, along with many small tools; MOSAIC MOROCCO DOUBLURES OF RED, GREEN, AND CITRON SQUARES within broad black borders, with much gilt decoration as well as inlaid red morocco dots; silk endleaves, leather joints, all edges gilt. Front free endleaf with morocco bookplate of W. A. Foyle; flyleaf with ink ownership inscription of John Burns dated October 6, 1916. A hint of wear to joints and extremities, a little fading to edges of doublures and endleaves, trivial imperfections (only) in the text, but A FINE COPY, clean and fresh internally, and THE REMARKABLE BINDING ESPECIALLY WELL PRESERVED. This is an extravagantly gilt and inlaid binding with decoration so vigorous it is almost kinetic, covering a book of some interest to biblical scholars, and a volume that was owned by two famous collectors. The work promises "to present, in alphabetical succession, every word which occurs in the Greek New Testament, [followed by a] series of passages (quoted from the English translation) in which each such word occurs," the obvious goal being to assist students of Scripture in bringing an understanding in modern English of the Greek wording of holy writ. The volume exhibits an adaptation of the so-called cathedral-style binding, partaking of a design executed between about 1810 and approximately 1840 in England and France. The name derives from the motifs of the embellishment--Gothic architecture, rose windows, and the like. The design was either blocked on the cover, as in France, or built up by means of separate tools, as in England. Etherington & Roberts credits the 19th century French binder Joseph Thouvenin with the design, saying it was derived from the 16th century architectural style. It may also have reflected the more broadly manifested Gothic revival that began in England in the middle of the 18th century and gained in popularity into the 19th. The binding is unsigned, and while it is almost stunning in the energy of its decoration, it must have been the work of an amateur (the lettering on the spine, for example, is not very straight). In any case, the present volume is a perfect example of a book that was greatly loved, probably by someone who at least intended to put it to good use (though obviously it has hardly been used at all), and it is certainly possible that the original owner was also the person who lavished so much care in binding it. Our two earlier owners were distinguished. John Elliot Burns (1858-1943), an English politician and avid book collector of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, developed an expertise in London history and coined the phrase "The Thames is liquid history." He left much of his very large private library to the University of London, including a collection of his papers concerning universal adult suffrage, employment issues, social conditions, local government, South African labor, and the Boer War. W. A. Foyle (1885-1963) was co-founder with his brother of the famous Foyle's Bookshop in Charing Cross Road. The three large Foyle sales at Christie's held in 2000 were a bibliophilic highlight of the new century, and the sum of $19 million for which William Foyle's personal library sold in July set a record for private European collections.

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        "Die Pfarrkirche der Vorstadt Au". Blick über bewaldeten Abhang mit Ruine zur Harlachinger Kirche.

      . Kol. Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Borum nach A. E. Kirchner, dat. 1839, 29 x 43,5 cm.. Maillinger II, 204, 5; Pfister II, 281, 9; Lentner 1176, 9; nicht bei Slg. Proebst. - "Sehr seltene Folge von hervorragend schönen Blättern, die z.T. sehr hoch bezahlt werden" (Lentner). - In den breiten Rändern leicht angestaubt, Himmel berieben.

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        Commentaries on the Law of Agency, as a Branch of Commercial and Maritime Jurisprudence, with Occasional Illustrations from the Civil and Foreign Law. Cohen 1628

      Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1839. Modern morocco, gilt, margins of title strengthed (not affecting the text), some foxing, else a good copy First edition of the first of Story's four Commentaries devoted to commercial law, encompassing in his visionary and expansive analysis both maritime jurisprudence and private international law, with a substantial examination of Roman and civil law

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        Bentley's Miscellany (March, April, May, 1839) [Bound with] Edmond Dantes and Ellen Wareham

      (London; Louisville;Philadelphia): (Bentley; Noble; Peterson). (1839;1849). First. Sammelband. Three distinct works bound in one volume. 23.5 cm. 1. Bentley's Miscellany. (Three issues: March, April, May, 1839; pp. 219-562.) With eight etched plates by George Cruikshank. 2. Edmond Dantes. A sequel to the Count of Monte-Cristo. [by Edmund Flagg] (Louisville, KY: George W. Noble, 1849. 203 pp.) With two wood-engraved frontispiece plates by F.J. Pilliner. 3. Ellen Wareham [or, Love and Duty, by Miss Ellen Pickering [i.e. Arabella Jane Sullivan]. Philadelphia: T.B. Peterson (no date); pp. [9]-116, [2]. Lacks the title page, with 2 pages of advertisements at the back. In red half morocco and marbled paper boards, morocco spine label, all edges specked. Good or better with moderate scattered foxing to the text pages. "Ellen Wareham" lacks the title page, and has one circular dampstain to the upper half of the first eight leaves, with a small tear to the first leaf; else all three works are very good and complete. Bentley's features two installments of "Oliver Twist," its first printed appearance, illustrated with two plates by Cruikshank; and the first three installments of "Jack Sheppard" by Ainsworth, with six plates by Cruikshank. Bound in after Bentley's three numbers are two scarce American imprints: the true first American edition of "Edmond Dantes," published in Kentucky, and the first American edition of "Ellen Wareham," published in Philadelphia. .

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        Nix My Dolly Palls Fake Away. Sung by Mrs. Keeley and P. Bedford in the Popular Romance of Jack Sheppard at the Theatre Royal Adelphi; Composed by G. Herbert Rodwell

      London: D'Almaine & Co., 20 Soho Square, [ca. 1839]. (CRUIKSHANK, GEORGE) "15th Edition". Folio (35 x 24 cm.). Lithographed title-page in 8 compartments after George Cruikshank. [2, title, blank verso],1-5 engraved music, [1, blank] pp. Title slightly soiled, text a bit browned. Cohen 698 (first ed.) . The serial publication of Ainsworth's hit novel JACK SHEPPARD, with Cruiskshank's illustrations, had made the exploits of the legendary young burglar, once again, all the rage. Indeed, one of the most popular songs of the day was this canting song, "Nix My Dolly Palls Fake Away"; which was was first performed at the Adelphi Theatre, London, on 28 October 1839 (v. New Grove Opera). The part of Jack Shepphard was played triumphantly by Mary Anne Keeley, and the popularity of the play was so alarming to the Lord Chamberlain, that for years any play containing the name "Jack Sheppard" in its title was censored. This is the play's most famous song, evidently known to every society lady. The wonderful text -- a marvel of Rogue's Cant -- is arranged for vocal duet between between Sheppard and his pal 'Blueskin , mixed chorus, and piano; it also contains footnotes which translate the slang. The scored is preceded by a marvelous pictorial lithographed cover by George Cruikshank, whose illustrations were used as the basis for the sets of the original Adelphi production

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        Histoire De France Par Anquetil, Novelle Edition Continuee Par Th. Burette Jusqu'en 1839, et Par Charles Robin Jusqu'a Nos Jours

      Eugene et Victor Penaud Freres, Paris 1839 - Text in French. 8 Volumes. Contemporary (original) quarter green calf leather binding with gilt rulling and lettering on spine. Marbled covers and endsheets. Sprinkled edges. This is the Nouvelle edition with two hand colored plates of the various cosutumes in each of the volumes. frontispiece and other black and white plates. Light foxing to some plates not detracting from their beauty. Ribbon-bookmark on each volume. Overall in excellent condition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cosmographie raissoné ou description du vaste univers et du Globe terrestre.

      Lyon 1839. - 4to mayor.124 pgs,con 6 planchas plegadas.Encuadernación en piel rusia verde oscura con 6 filetes dorados con motivo floral en las esquinas.lomo cuajado con titulo doradoCortes dorados.Ejemplar muy atractivo de una obra clásica para el conocimiento del universo.es de especial interés las laminas explicando los eclipses y sus variedades. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Winter Studies and Summer Rambles in Canada.

      - New-York: Wiley and Putnam, 1839. First edition, in two volumes (viii, [ix], 10-341; iv, 339). Original tan cloth, gilt titles to spine (lightly sunned), impressed decoration. According to the Dictionary of Canadian Biography, “In 1832 her Characteristics of Women, a discussion of Shakespeare’s heroines, made her name on the Continent and in America as well as in England. On a trip to Germany after its publication she was the centre of an admiring group which included Johann Ludwig Tieck and August Wilhelm von Schlegel, and she began a lifelong friendship with Ottilie von Goethe, the poet’s daughter-in-law.” Jameson is better known, in Canada anyway, as the author of this travel book Winter Studies and Summer Rambles (1838) which describes her short stay in winter at Toronto (which she despised) and her tour up through the Great Lakes during the subsequent summer (which delighted her), experiences which gave her much to exercise her wit and intelligence. Her principal later works were largely commentaries on art, an interest connecting her to her father, a miniaturist painter, and to her first venture into Europe as governess to an important, wealthy family. An attractive, clean copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. .

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        Every Man His Own Butler,

      Whittaker and Co., London 1839 - 8vo. xv,(1),200pp. Original purple ribbed cloth blocked with a gilt design and title on the upper board. Yellow endpapers. Redding was a journalist and wrote from Paris of the defeat of Napoleon. Thereafter he traveled and obtained first hand information on French and Italian vineyards and their wines. Light wear and soiling, the purple cloth now mostly brown and evenly sunned in places, else a very good copy. Rare in any edition. [Attributes: First Edition; 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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Notes Taken During Travels in Africa by the late John Davidson, F.R.S. F.S.A., &c. Printed for Private Circulation only.

      J. L. Cox & sons, London, 1839 - London, J. L. Cox & sons 1839. 28,5 x 23 cm. [4] Bl., 218 S. Mit insgesamt 3 lithographierten Tafeln. Zeitgenössisches schlichtes Ganzleinen mit Titel in Goldprägung am Rücken und auf dem Vorderdeckel. Kopfgoldschnitt. Einband berieben und bestossen, Bindung gelockert. Besitzeinträge. Schmutztitel und Frontispiz stockfleckig, gelegentlich fleckig. Browning, half title and frontispice spotted. Henze II, 22. Nicht in Abbey. John Davidsons (1797-1836) Tagebuchnotizen und Briefe, die sein Bruder drei Jahre nach seiner Ermordung in der Nähe des Wad Nun als Privatdruck herausgab. "He went to Egypt at the end of 1829, visited the Pyramids, and passed overland to Cosseir, where he embarked for India on his way to China and Persia. An attack of cholera, however, drove him back to Cosseir. He made an excursion through Arabia, and visited Palestine, Syria, the Greek Isles, Athens, and Constantinople, collecting much useful geographical information, which he afterwards communicated to the public in papers read at the meetings of the Royal Society and the Royal Institution of London. In 1831 he went to America, visiting Niagara and the Canadas, New York, New Orleans, Tampico, and Mexico. He visited the Pyramids of Choluteca and took their measurement. Elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1832 he settled down for a time to the study of Egyptology. On 13 July 1833 he delivered an address on embalming at the Royal Institution, when he unrolled a mummy in the presence of a deeply interested audience (Athenaeum, 1833, pp. 481-3). His craving for travel was, however, irresistible. He undertook to head an African expedition, of which he defrayed the whole expense himself, and proposed to proceed by way of Fez to Tâfilêlt, and thence, after examining the southern slope of Mount Atlas, to Nigritia, across the Sahara. He quitted England in August 1835, bound for Timbuctoo. Going to Gibraltar he crossed the straits into Morocco, and there his medical knowledge was so highly appreciated by the sultan and his officials that he obtained with great difficulty permission to depart. In a letter to his brother he states that no less than twelve hundred patients passed through his hands while in Morocco. When leaving he was obliged to plead that his stock of medicine was exhausted, and at his request a medicine-chest was forwarded to the sultan from England. He started for the great desert at the end of November 1836, but while stopping at a watering-place called Swekeza he was robbed and murdered on 18 Dec. 1836." Robert Harrison in Dictionary of National Biography, Volume 14, p. 127-28 Einband berieben und bestossen, Bindung gelockert. Besitzeinträge. Schmutztitel und Frontispiz stockfleckig, gelegentlich fleckig. Browning, half title and frontispice spotted. Zeitgenössisches schlichtes Ganzleinen mit Titel in Goldprägung am Rücken und auf dem Vorderdeckel. Kopfgoldschnitt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Hofrath Dr. L. Tieck").

      Dresden, 26. April 1839.. ¾ S. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). Mit einer Beilage (s. u.).. An die Buchhandlung Kaulfahr Witwe und Kugler in Wien mit der Mitteilung, "daß ich die Sendung der Bücher erhalten, und die Zahlung von 7 Thalern 19 [Gulden] an die hiesige Hofbuchhandlung berichtiget habe [...]", und der Bitte, ihm zwei weitere Bücher - "G. Signa Hist. de Principe d'Este" und "Quevedo, Vida y obras, 6 T. in 4. 1772" - zusenden zu wollen. - Bl. 2 mit kleinem Ausschnitt durch Öffnen der Verschlußmarke (keine Textberührung). - Beiliegend ein Ersttagsbrief zu Tiecks 200. Geburtstag vom 25. Mai 1973. - Von Faltspuren abgesehen sehr wohlerhalten.

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        Dictionary, Practical, Theoretical, and Historical of Commerce and Commercial Navigation: Illustrated with Maps and Plans.,

      Longman, Orme, Brown, Green and Longmans, London 1839 - Text Englisch. Komplett, kollationiert! Marmorierter Hartkarton- Einband mit pappbezogenem Rücken mit montierter Papier-Titelei (diese teilweise abgelöst), jedoch solide Bindung. Buchblock einwandfrei. 16 Verlagswerbung-Seiten als Vorsatzblätter. Große Welt-Faltkarte gegenüber vom Titelblatt, unverletzt. 1269 Seiten mit Supplement (136 Seiten) +Weitere Verlagswerbung (16 Seiten). Mit zahlreichen Plänen, Tafeln und Faltkarten. Überwiegend stockfleckenfrei! Faltkarten: 1. The World on Mercator`s Projection. (Unverletzt). 2. Central & southern Europe with the Mediterranean See. (Unverletzt). 3. Navigable Rivers, and the completed and proposed canals & rail-roads of Great Britain & Ireland with the coal fields, light houses etc. (Unverletzt). 4. British Possessions in North America with part of the United States compiled from official sources. With city/harbor plans of Montreal and Quebec. (Unverletzt). 5. River Thames with the docks from Blackwall to the Tower. (Unverletzt). 6. South West part of Lancashire with the entrances to the Rivers Mersey & Dee. (Unverlezt). Pläne u.a.: Elsineur (Helsingor), Gibraltar, New York, Petersburgh (St. Petersburg), Rio de Janeiro. Eine hochinteressante Monographie zu den damaligen internationalen Handelsbeziehungen mit u.a. Kapiteln zur Sklaverei, Landwirtschaft, Versicherungswesen, Hafenbeschreibungen, Auktionshäusern, wertvolle Metalle, Gesetzgebungen, etc. An essential monograph on maritime trade with a profusion of information on harbors, docks, laws, commodities, places, destinations, international banking, insurances, tariffs, slave trade, shipping, navigable routes throughout the world. 1269 pages with supplement (136 pages), 6 large folded maps, intact, city and harbor maps, tables and diagrams. Almost no foxing. Complete, clean. Simple card board binding with the expected patina of a reference work which has been used. Altogether good condition. 15 x 23 Cm. 1,93 Kg. Gewicht in Gramm: 1930 New Edition Corrected and Improved Hartkarton Gebrauchspuren

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        The Naturalist's Library, complete set in 40 volumes, plus an extra volume 'A General History of Humming-Birds' by W. C. L. Martin; & a second copy of Dogs Vol. I., [Jardine's Naturalist's Library, with 42 volumes in total]

      Published by W. H. Lizars; Henry G. Bohn, and others 1839-1853 - , complete set of 41 uniformly bound volumes, vols. 1 - 14 are birds/ornithology, vols. 15 - 27 mammalia/mammals, vols. 28 - 34 insects/entomology, vols. 35 - 40 fishes/ichthyology, all volumes include frontispiece, vignette title page, and have between 30 and 36 plates, the vast majority of the plates and many of the vignettes are hand coloured, all volumes collated and complete with all plates as listed, volumes 1-40 are reprints published 1852-53 (some dated on title page); plus 'A General History of Humming-Birds' by W. C. L. Martin (1852) complete with 16 colour plates; and a first edition copy of 'Dogs' by Lieut.-col. Chas. Hamilton Smith (1839) complete with frontispiece, vignette title page and 31 plates (30 hand coloured), bound in plum cloth (tanned) with gilt titles to spine Reprints & two first editions , spines darkened and some volumes have pieces chipped, one mammalia volume is lacking binding and the textblock is split in two, another volume lacks rear board, seven volumes have one or two boards detached, one volume of birds has been rebacked, many volumes have cracked hinges or joints, previous owner's bookplate at front pastedown of some volumes, the majority of books are internally clean, with many nice bright plates which have been well preserved by tissue-guards, some volumes have light scattered spots to pages and plates, a few plates are loose, overall the books are in good condition, with very good plates , red cloth with blindstamped border and central gilt design, gilt titles and design at spine, top edge gilt Octavo, 17 x 11 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Keoghs Books]
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        A History of Long Island: Containing an Account of the Discovery and Settlement, with Other Important and Interesting Matters to the Present Time [with] Autograph Letter Signed from Thompson to Francis Baylies

      New-York: E. French. 1839. First. First edition. Tall octavo. 24cm. 536pp., illustrated with two plates. Publisher's dark brown ribbed cloth decorated and ruled in blind, and titled in gilt. Dampstain at the bottom corners, still a reasonably bright, very good or better copy with small nicks at the spine ends. Howes T187. [With] Four-page Autograph Letter Signed dated 22 July 1841 by Thompson from Hempstead, L.I. to Hon. Francis Baylies in Taunton, Massachusetts. Quarto leaf written on all sides. Tears at the folds, small chip on p.3-4 removing a couple of letters, good. Thompson asked Baylies, author of An Historical Account of the Colony of New Plymouth (Howes B261) for help in establishing the lineage of the Millett family of Long Island, descended apparently from Thomas Millett of Plymouth Colony. A very detailed letter of approximately 1000 (mostly easily readable) words. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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 - 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. Finely 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. 1 Kg. 536 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        The Edinburgh Journal of Natural History and of Physical Sciences. Vol. I. 1835-1839. [bound with] The Animal Kingdom of the Baron Cuvier, Enlarged and Adapted to the Present State of Zoological Science

      Edinburgh: Published for the Proprietor. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed with upper board detached. Text block firm. Several discrete stamps of Paisley Free Library and Museum with book-plate on paste-down. Five leaves of plates missing which appear not to have been bound in. Plates with some light age toning to page edges but overall VG. 1839. First Edition. Half leather marbled board cover. 350mm x 240mm (14" x 9"). 180pp; 196pp. 60 woodcuts in the text in Part I. 78 [of 83] full page hand coloured plates in Part II. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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