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        Meyer's Universum, oder Abbildung und Beschreibung des sehenswerthesten und merkwürdigsten der Natur und Kunst auf der gantzen Erde. Band 6.

      - Hildburghausen und New York, Bibliographischen Institut, 1839.Oblong 8vo. Contemporary half calf. With steelengraved title-page and 47 steel-engraved views.* Fine views of Sweden, Spain, Germany, India, Himalaya, Bombay, Calcutta, Moskow, etc. - (Few blank margins sl. waterstained)Andres p.154.

      [Bookseller: Gert Jan Bestebreurtje]
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        Caleb Cushing, U.S. Congressman, Calls for Annexation of Canada

      Newburyport, [ Massachusetts] 1839 - Autograph Letter Signed, to an unidentified recipient, Newburyport, [ Massachusetts], September 28, 1839. "I Trust We May Live To See The Stars & Stripes Floating Over The Citadel Over Quebec." Partial Transcript In all this matter of our British relations, I think the public mind is poisoned by the undue circulation & influence of the New York newspapers.Englishmen are editors or sub-editors in several of the papers that profess to be American. New York lives, thrives & has its being in the importation of British goods.in the blindness of their stupidity, the great Wall Street presses have bused & undervalued the Canadian.& done every thing they could to rivet the chains of the Canadians, though the independence of the latter & their annexation to the United States would of itself double the wealth & importance of New York. With time, however, I cannot but hope that the whole country will regard the questions as we do.I trust we may live to see the stars & stripes floating over the citadel of Quebec. Historical BackgroundCushing later served as Attorney General of the United States, and Minister to China, negotiated Panama Canal treaty, and was nominated by President Grant for Chief Justice, but was not confirmed by the Senate.Caleb Cushing (1800-1879); Represented Massachusetts as a Whig in the U.S. Congress (1835-1843); appointed by President Tyler as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to China (1843-5); also empowered to negotiate a treaty of navigation and commerce with Japan; again a member of Mass. house of representatives (1845-6); colonel of a Massachusetts regiment in Mexican-American War; appointed brigadier general by President Polk (1847); unsuccessful candidate for Governor (1847-9); again elected to the State house (1850); declined position as attorney general of Massachusetts (1851); mayor of Newburyport, Mass. (1851-2); judge of Mass. supreme court (1852); appointed by President Pierce as Attorney General of the United States (1853-1857); chairman of the Democratic National Conventions at Baltimore and Charleston in 1860; appointed by President Johnson as a commissioner to codify the laws of the United States (1866-1870); instructed to negotiate a treaty for a ship canal across the Isthmus (1868); appointed by President Grant counsel for the United States before the Alabama claims Arbitration Tribunal in Geneva (1872); nominated by Grant to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, but not confirmed by the Senate (1874); Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Spain (1874-1877). (excerpt from: bioguide.congress.gov)

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        The North American Tourist

      A.T. Goodrich, New York 1839 - RARE. Original dark brown cloth binding. Boards are blind stamped decoration. Gilt title on spine. Frontispiece with tissue. Three additional engraved plates. Eight folding maps. A very desirable travelogue mainly consisting of travels through the eastern region of the USA. A very early and rare American travelogue. 506 pages. Reference U.S. Iana, No. 495 states "also an undated edition to which some authorities give precedence on the belief of its having appeared in 1839. But maps in all three editions bear 1840 dates." However the 1839 date is stated clearly in this edition. The maps bear no date whatsoever. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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. .

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        VOCABOLARIO MILANESE-ITALIANO.

      Regia Stamperia, 1839-1856, Milano, - 5 gr. voll. in-4, pp. L, 388; 428; 448; 556, 140, 8; XIII, 308, (2), bella leg. m. pelle coeva, carta dec. ai piatti, tit. oro al d. Tagli color. A detta del Prati il migliore fra i vocabolari dialettali milanesi. [355]

      [Bookseller: SCRIPTORIUM Studio Bibliografico]
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        Wanderungen durch die Herzogthümer Schleswig, Holstein und Lauenburg. 3 Tle. in 1 Bd. Kiel, Waeser, 1839. 64, 52, 448 (von 672) S. Mit 10 lithogr. Ansichten nach C.P. Hansen. Neuer marmor. Hlwd.,

      1839 - Kat. d. SH Landesbibl. SHc 13 (nur 2. Aufl., 3. Section).- Selten.- Mit den Sectionen: 1. Rendsburg mit der Umgegend, die Eider und der Schleswig-Holsteinische Canal; 2. Amt Hütten, Stapelholm, Friedrichstadt und die Treene; 3. Nordfriesland.- Mit Lithographien von Ascheberg, Rendsburg (2), Wyck auf Föhr, List auf Sylt, Leck, Husum, Dünen bei Westerland, Nordstrandischmoor, Tondern.- Ohne die 3 Trachtentafeln und ohne die Seiten 449-672.- Teilweise leicht stockfleckig. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Schramm e.K.]
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        The Complete Family Bible Containing the Sacred Text of the Old and New Testaments with the Apocyrpha At Large Illustrated with Maps and Plates - with John Brown's Concordance [Revised and Corrected]

      Concord, N. H. , Roby, Kimball, And Merrill 1839 - Subjects: Bible & Concordances, English--American Revised. Bible--Versions--United States. Scattered marginal foxing. An exceptional copy in the original gilt-bordered, [full] aniline calf; professionally and very sympathetically re-spined with raised bands, gilt-cross bands and titling. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 8 Kg. 768 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        NATURALIST'S LIBRARY. MAMMALIA. VARIOUS VOLUMES.

      18 - JARDINE, William, series ed. THE NATURALIST'S LIBRARY. MAMMALIA. [VARIOUS VOLUMES]. Edinburgh: W. H. Lizars, [etc.], 1839(-1841). We offer the following volumes: Vol. 8, Amphibious Carnivora, including the Walrus and Seals, also of the Herbivorous Cetecea, &c., by Robert Hamilton; Vol. 9, Dogs: Candidae or Genus Canis of Authors, including also the Genera Hyaena and Proteles, by Chas. Hamilton Smith; Vol. 11, Marsupialia or Pouched Animals, by G. R. Waterhouse. Illustrated with 103 engraved plates, of which all but seven are beautifully hand-colored; only two engraved title-pages, the three frontis. portraits, and two other plates are uncolored. Three octavo volumes; all are complete. Once uniformly bound in quarter calf and marbled boards, with matching marbled endpapers, gilt labels at spine, and top-edges trimmed and gilt; however, the boards and backstrip of Vol. 11 are detached. Regarding Vols. 8 and 9, their spines are sunned and the leather and boards are heavily rubbed and very worn. Armorial bookplate at front patedown of each volume. Vol. 8 has negligible intermittent foxing throughout; the other volumes are mostly clean internally, despite light foxing of initial and closing leaves. Lovely plates and complete texts which, because of the poor condition of the bindings, are offered with all faults.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, inc.o ABAA]
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        Travels in South-Eastern Asia, embracing Hindustan, Malaya, Siam, and China; with Notices of Numerous Missionary Stations, and a Full Account of the Burman Empire; with Dissertations, Tables, etc.

      Boston: Gould, Kendall, and Lincoln, 1839 - 2 volumes octavo. Original brown ribbed cloth, title gilt to the spines together with a gilt block of the Buddha, block of a mandarin in blind to all boards. A little rubbed, some chipping and splitting at the spines, light toning, overall very good. 5 steel-engraved plates, 2 of them mounted as frontispieces, folding map, and numerous wood-engraved illustrations to the text, some full-page. First edition. Malcom was born in Philadelphia to a mercantile family, but after a year and a half at a "large commission house he passed through a religious experience which resulted in him joining the Sansom Street Baptist Church" and studying at the Princeton Theological Seminary, being "ordained a Baptist clergyman" in 1820 (DAB). His career as a preacher came to an end in 1835 due to a throat disease, and he was sent to Asia by the American Baptist Foreign Missionary Union, "to examine into, and with the missionaries adjust, many points not easily settled by correspondence; to compare the various modes of operation in different missions" in the region. His three years of travel resulted in revealing descriptions of social, economic, and political conditions as well as meticulous reports on natural resources, the opium trade, agriculture, religion, and slavery. Cordier 419.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Law Relating to the Public Funds; and the Equitable and Legal Remedies with Respect to Funded Property; Including the Practice by Distringas, and under the Statute 1 & 2 Vict. c. 110, With References to the Cases on the Foreign Funds and Public Companies

      Saunders & Benning, Law Booksellers . . . 43 Fleet Street, London 1839 - Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, ex-library, else a good untrimmed copy with ample margins; five copies in OCLC in this country The uncommon only edition of the first legal treatise on public funds, that is, government securities, including a history of stockjobbing and speculation (time-bargains, puts and refusals, bulls and bears), and so anticipating modern hedge funds [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc., member ABAA]
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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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk]
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        Ichthyotomische Tafeln.

      . Berlin, Carl J. Klemann, 1839. Oblong folio (29.3 x 45.5 cm), containing 27 engraved plates with explanatory text in four columns. Original mottled boards. Front board with large green shield with title in script.* Rare very large oblong size atlas on fish anatomy by the German anatomist, surgeon, and ichthyologist Friedrich Christian Rosenthal (1780-1829). Rosenthal died from tuberculosis. This is the second (and last) edition. It is unclear if the first edition contained this large atlas (vide Dean). The plates show complete skeletons of fishes, all very artistically composed and accurately drawn. Three plates slightly trimmed without loss of text. Boards rubbed, old vague library stamp on the front board and title, and on one plate. Repaired tear to one plate, otherwise a very good copy. Dean II, p. 361; Nissen, Fischbücher, 106..

      [Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg BV]
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        Storia del testamento antico esposta in sacre lezioni. Volume 2

      Tipografia delle belle arti, Roma 1839 - Cet ouvrage rarissime, édition originale, est en bon état d'usage. Il constitue le 2 ème tome d'une série de 6. Dos cuir marron, lisse, titre auteur et tomaison dorés. Intérieur frais, complet. Plats très légèrement frottés frottés PRIX SPECIAL POUR LES VOLUMES 2, 5 et 6. Me contacter [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Assiniboin Indians

      Paris, Coblenz and London, 1839. A very rare proof before the addition of aquatint and before all letters A fine full-length double-portrait composed by Bodmer from individual portraits executed at Fort Union in June of 1833. The figure in the foreground is Pitätapiú, a young warrior and member of the Stone band with his hair ornamented with two small shells. On his left arm is a rawhide shield, painted and with an amulet attached to assure success on horse raids. A riding whip with a wooden handle hangs from a fur loop around his wrist. In his right hand he holds a combination bow/lance that was probably only for ceremonial purposes. The name of the figure in the background is not known, but it is recorded that he was initially very solemn until Bodmer's music box made him laugh. His quilted and beaded shirt is fringed with leather rather than the more usual hair. He cradles a much-prized trade flintlock in the crook of his left arm. Karl Bodmer's images show great versatility and technical virtuosity and give us a uniquely accomplished and detailed picture of a previously little understood (and soon to vanish) way of life. Swiss-born Bodmer was engaged by Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867) specifically to provide a record of his travels in North America, principally among the Plains Indians. In the company of David Dreidoppel (Prince Maximilian's servant and hunting companion), their travels in North America were to last from 1832 to 1834. Well-armed with information and advice, the party finally left St.Louis, on the most important stage of their travels, aboard the steamer Yellow Stone on April 10 1833. They proceeded up the treacherous Missouri River along the line of forts established by the American Fur Company. At Bellevue they encountered their first Indians, then went on to make contact with the Sioux tribe, learning of and recording their little known ceremonial dances and powerful pride and dignity. Transferring from the Yellow Stone to another steamer, the Assiniboin, they continued to Fort Clark, visiting there the Mandan, Mintari and Crow tribes, then the Assiniboins at Fort Union, the main base of the American Fur Company. On a necessarily much smaller vessel they journeyed through the extraordinary geological scenery of that section of the Missouri to Fort Mackenzie in Montana, establishing a cautious friendship with the fearsome Blackfeet. From this, the westernmost point reached, it was considered too dangerous to continue and the return journey downstream began. The winter brought its own difficulties and discomforts, but Bodmer was still able to execute numerous studies of villages, dances and especially the people, who were often both intrigued and delighted by his work. The portraits are particularly notable for their capturing of individual personalities, as well as forming a primary account of what were to become virtually lost cultures. Graff 4648; Howes M443a; Pilling 2521; Sabin 47014; Wagner-Camp 76:1. Engraving with roulette work by Geoffroy after Bodmer, proof before the addition of aquatint and before all letters.

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        Tab 6] Snags (Sunken Trees (on the Missouri)

      Paris 1839 - Karl Bodmer. From Travels in the Interior of North America. Paris, 1832-1843. Hand-colored aquatint engravings. Paper size approximately 17 ½’ x 22½’ Condition: Some minor areas of foxing along margins of paper, not affecting main image. Karl Bodmer was a little-known Swiss painter when he was chosen by Prince Maximilian of Prussia to accompany his voyage to America, in order to document in pictorial terms the expedition. With the rest of Maximilian’s company, the two traveled among the Plains Indians from 1832 to 1834, a time when the Plains and the Rockies were still virtually unknown. They arrived in the West before acculturation had begun to change the lives of the Indians, and Bodmer, who was a protegé of the great naturalist von Humbolt, brought a trained ethnologist’s eye to the task. The Bodmer/Maximilian collaboration produced a record of their expedition that is incontestably the finest early graphic study of the Plains tribes. Maximilian and Bodmer journeyed from St. Louis up the Missouri River on the American Fur Company steamboat “Yellowstone,” stopping at a series of forts built by the Fur Company and meeting their first Indians at Bellevue. The travelers continued on another steamboat, “Assiniboin,” to Fort Union, where they met the Crees and Assiniboins. The expedition spent its first winter at Fort Clark, where the Mandans in particular excited Bodmer’s attention, although he was also to draw the Minatarri and Crow peoples. The explorers continued by keelboat to Fort Mackenzie, which proved to be the westernmost point of their journey. After living among and studying the Blackfeet for several weeks, Maximilian decided that it was too dangerous to continue, so the travelers returned southward, reaching St. Louis in May 1834. After the conclusion of the journey, Bodmer spent four years in Paris supervising the production of the aquatints made from his drawings. These prints rank with the finest Western art in any medium, and they are the most complete record of the Plains Indians before the epidemics of the mid-19th century had decimated their numbers, and before the white man’s expansion had taken their lands. In contrast to other artist-explorers of the 19th century, such as George Catlin, Bodmer was well-trained in the classic European tradition. The work that he did in America is considered to be the high point of a distinguished career. Perhaps more significant, the plates made from Bodmer's sketches were the first truly accurate images of the Plains Indians to reach the general public. Because the 1837 smallpox epidemic killed more than half the Blackfeet and almost all the Mandans, Bodmer’s visually striking work, together with prince Maximilian’s detailed studies of these tribes, form the primary accounts of what became virtually lost cultures. These spectacular and atmospheric images are important and beautiful records of the landscape of the American West as it appeared when Bodmer saw it, just before westward expansion took hold and began the indelible transformation of the frontier.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        Landschaft mit dem Zusammenfluss des Jellowstone Flusses mit dem Missouri, "Vereinigung des Jellow-Stone Flusses mit dem Missouri. - Reunion de La Riviere Pierre Jaune avec le Missouri. - Junction of the Yellow Stone River with the Missouri".

      . in Braun, Blau und Schwarz gedrucktes Aquatinta v. Salathe n. Carl Bodmer b. Ackermann & Co. In London, dat. 1839, 30 x 43,2. Blatt 29 aus der berühmten Folge der Ansichten der Nordamerikareise des Prinzen Maximilian zu Wied ( 1782 - 1867), an der Carl Bodmer ( 1809 - 1893) als Zeichner teilnahm. - Ausgabe mit dem englischen Text und der Verlagsangabe von "Ackermann & Co. 96 Strand, 1st. Jany 1839".

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        Secretarial Letter

      Spring Place GA / New Echota GA. 28 April 1839. First. One page secretarial letter, folded for self-mailing, to William Oliver of Elberton, Georgia from "Chang and Eng Siamese Twins," dated April 28, 1839. Dampstains, lower quarter detached at fold (not affecting any text), torn at the secretarial name, a good plus example. The twins inquire after the health of their dog: "Sir, We are anxious to hear of our poor old Dog & should feel very much obliged by your informing us of his fate -- whether he is dead or alive & if alive whether you think he will recover. Yours very respectfully, C Harris for Chang & Eng Siamese Twins." Born in 1811 in what is now Thailand, the twins came to America in 1829 and caused such a sensation that "Siamese" became the popular term for all conjoined twins. Although they left their home country essentially as slaves to a British promoter, the twins were astute businessmen and were able to get the better of P.T. Barnum and manage their own careers so that, in 1839, the year of this letter, the twins became US citizens, purchased 1000 acres of farm land in South Carolina, and went into semi-retirement. In 1843 they married sisters from a nearby town and took the surname Bunker. They eventually fathered 21 children and toured occasionally until their deaths in 1874. Literature about the twins abounds, but primary documents relating to their lives, particularly their personal lives, is quite scarce. .

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        THE POETICAL WORKS OF PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY Edited by Mrs Shelley

      Edward Moxon 1839 - First collected edition. Four volumes, all finely bound in contemporary dark green morocco, with raised bands and gilt decoration to the panels. Gilt titles to spine. Borders to covers ruled in gilt and blind with fine gilt scroll. Edges and dentelles decorated in gilt. Endpapers and all edges marbled. A fine set, crisp and bright with just a hint of wear to the corners. A beautifully preserved example of a fine nineteenth century binding. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Shelley after W. Finden. Contains an introduction and copious notes by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. This set also contains a number of works published from the first time collected from Shelley's manuscripts, including "England in 1819". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Giurisprudenza femminile. Ossia Breve trattato in cui Si espongono tutte le materie di diritto a cui più specialmente prendono parte le donne, secondo il nuovo Codice, come anche si dà una breve notizia delle cose e delle parole legali che più importa conoscere per chi non è iniziato nello studio della Giurisprudenza: opera utile non solo alle donne, ma anche ai mariti, ai padri di famiglia ec. ec. dell’Avvocato Francesco Concone Autore del Trattato sugli Affittamenti delle case. Torino: presso Fumero Maggiore, contrada di Po, casa Spann,1839.

      - In-8° picc., pp. 267. Leg. mod. mz. tl. verde con piccole punte, tit. e anno in oro impressi entro cornice filettata oro impressa su tass. in pl. verde appl. al ds., piatti in carta decorata a fleurons verdi, bross. orig. conservate. Integrazione con carta moderna al verso del piatto ant., della bross. orig. e all’angolo sup. destro della 1^ c.b., annotazioni in matita al piatto ant. della bross. orig., fioriture, macchie all’angolo inf. di alcune pagg., integrazione con carta moderna all’angolo sup. delle pagg. 149-150 senza perdita di testo, rinforzo con carta moderna al taglio intermedio di p. 267 senza perdita di testo, integrazione con carta moderna al verso di p. 267 con minima perdita di testo. 1a edizione del raro manuale di giurisprudenza in cui l’A. si inerpica in una ardita interpretazione degli articoli del Codice Civile collegati alla donna. Con alto senso misogino, Concone critica severamente il livello di perdizione che ha portato alla società la libertà femminile portando – fra gli altri – anche lo scandaloso e negativo esempio di George Sand. Le recensioni del tempo riportano notizie improntate all’ironia, come si può leggere ne L’annotatore piemontese ossia Giornale della lingua e letteratura italiana per Michele Ponza, 1839, IX, pp. 359-360 dove un anonimo recensore che si cela dietro le iniziali R.Z. si macera all’idea di non aver avuto lui per primo una simile iniziativa e di aver perso tempo in inutili elucubrazioni letterarie: «con ciò farei, siccome ha pur fatto il sullodato autore, opera utilissima, non solamente alle donne, ma eziandio ai mariti, ai padri di famiglia [ ]. Ma via, a che tenterei io d’impicciarmi nel far cosa già da altri tentata, e già sì bene eseguita [ ]? Egli già ebbe il plauso del Diario forense, che parlò con lode dell’opera sua, e non tarderà guari ad aversi altri meritati encomii. [ ] Ma, prima di partirmene, caldamente raccomando ai lettori dell’Annotatore la Giurisprudenza femminile che ho annunziata». Available on request description in English / La description des livres en français est à disposition sur demande / Se envían descripciones de libros a pedida. UC1

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        COLECCION DE POESIAS EN DIALECTO ASTURIANO. Comprende las mas selectas de Don Antonio González Reguera, Don Francisco Bernaldo de Quirós y Benavides, Don Antonio Balvidares, Don Bruno Fernández y Doña Josefa Jovellanos

      - Oviedo, Imp. Benito González, 1839, 21,5x16 cm., en holandesa, 2 h.+IX+60+144 págs

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        Notice Sur Les Missions Du Diocese de Quebec, Qui Sont Secourues Par L'association de la Propagationd de la Foi. Janvier, 1839, No 1 to Mai 1874 No. 21 All Published.

      Frechette & Co., Quebec - 1839-1974, 1st printings. () Very good. Octavo. Bound in original half black calf and marbled boards. The complete is bound in two different bindings with all three varing somewhat in heighth. Several old institutional rubber stamps on the first title pages of each volume. Large folding map of Oregon in the 10th issue. Generally very clean and attractive. Wagner-Camp 78. Extremely scarce as a complete set of this missionary publication. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        California: A History of Upper and Lower California.

      Smith Elder and Co, London 1839 - A beautiful copy in near fine condition of a foundation book of California history. Number 38 in the prestigous Zamorano 80. Original deep green cloth and original endpapers. The folding map intact and in fine condition with no tears, repairs or foxing. Inner hinges a little tinder and the rear hinge reinforced. Very light scuffing to the exterior binding. Internally clean and bright with minor foxing and all plates present and with tissue guards. Eratta slip on p. 339. In all . a very nice copy of a difficult book to find in collectors condition ( housed in a gilt cloth slipcase) Size: Tall Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Gift [First Appearance of William Wilson (Poe), 1839]

      Carey & Hart, Philadelphia 1839 - Philadelphia: Cary & Hart, 1839. First appearance of Poe's short story, "William Wilson", Pp. 229-253 in The Gift: A Christmas and New Year's Present for 1840. Whole volume offered. viii, [17]-328 pp. With 8 (of 9) steel-engraved plates. 7¼x4¾, original morocco elaborately tooled in gilt, all edges gilt. First appearance of this sort story later collected in Tales of the Grotesque (1840). BAL 16130. Light scuffing to spine ends and corners; foxing to plates and occasionally to text, lacking the frontispiece, a signature sprung, else very good. Bright gilt and leather. Poe's semi-autobiographical tale of a young man who encounters a mysterious identical twin - who even bears the narrator's name, William Wilson - while at boarding school. The bond that grows between the two, the narrator's eventual hatred of his twin, and the blurring of distinction between the pair was an early venture by Poe into psychology and philosophy, and manifested his growing sophistication as a writer. That Wilson shares Poe's day of birth - January 19th - and even his birth year (1809) in some later renderings (this first appearance has Wilson's birth year as 1811), that Wilson had a schoolmaster (as did Poe) named Bransby, and that much of Wilson's personal history reflects, at least qualitatively, much of Poe's, stands as evidence of intentional autobiographical treatment. This, in turn, led to much speculation that the story bears clues to the mental meandering of Poe's own mind - as, indeed, it might. Poe deemed William Wilson to be one of his "best tales", with seven others. (Quinn 430). L37n [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Suggestions Relative to the Philosophy of Geology

      New Haven: Printed by B.L. Hamlen. 1839. First. First edition. Stitched. 119pp. Wrappers lacking. Modest wear to the first leaf, very good. Inscribed by the author: "George Combe Esq. with affec. regards of the author. March 10, 1840." The inscription is a bit irregularly faded but readable. Combe was a Scot, and a leading writer on education and especially phrenology. His writings drew much attention to the subject on the continent and in the U.S., where Silliman was reportedly engaged by the subject. Combe visited the U.S. between 1838 and 1840, presumably when this pamphlet was presented. A nice association. .

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        Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott

      Edinburgh, Robert Cadell; London, John Murray and Whitaker & Co.,, 1839. Second edition. 10 volumes, octavo (165 × 100 mm). Contemporary tan calf, spines gilt in compartments, brown and dark brown morocco labels, marbled endpapers and edges. Engraved frontispiece and vignette title to each volume. Bindings rubbed, spines tanned, contents tanned and foxed. A very good set. Second edition. A nice library set.

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        Memoirs of The Life of Sir Walter Scott

      London: John Murray & Whittaker, 1839. SECOND EDITION. 10 volumes, 6-1/2" x 4-3/8", additional engraved title-page and frontis in each volume. Bound in contemporary 1/2 red calf, ribbed gilt decorated spines, gilt lettered black leather spine labels, marbled pastedowns and endpapers, hinges fine, head and foot of spine fine.

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson

      London John Murray 1839. - Very Good+ with no dust jacket; Some boards expertly reattached. #P-020227. 10 vol. Full tan calf, with marbled endpapers. T.E.G. Elaborate gilt decoration on spine, black and green leather labels. ; Steel engraving; 16mo 6" - 7" tall. Binding is Hardcover.

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        SKETCHES By BOZ. Illustrative of Every-Day Life and Every-Day People. With Twenty Illustrations.

      Lea and Blanchard,, Philadelphia: 1839 - llustrated with 20 plates after George Cruikshank. This the first US illustrated volume edition, and the first complete edition, i.e., containing 'The Public Life of Mr Tulrumble' and 'The Pantomime of Life'. Binding - Fine. Text block - VG (usual bit of browning & foxing to paper, nothing really obtrusive). Modern tan half leather, in a period style, with marbled boards & black leather spine label. 4to. 24 cm x 15.5 cm. 1st edition thus (Edgar & Vail, p. 16; Gimbel A13; Smith AMERICAN, 1 [pp 18 - 20]). 268 pp (double column). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MODERNA COLTURA CALLIGRAFICA, a mano posata e calante. Opera di Biagio e Costantino Santerini, fratelli cesenati; stati pel corso d'anni ventidue maestri di calligrafia nel patrio ginnasio.

      Radisini, Bologna 1839 - Un volume composto da 26 tavole incise (dimensioni 48x38,5 cm). La prima è dedicatoria "all'eminent. Principe signor Cardinale Carlo Oppizzoni arcivescovo ed arcicancelliere della Università pontif. Di Bologna" ed è datata 1840. La seconda è un Promio "all'italiana gioventù studiosa". Segue la tavola con il titolo e altre 23 tavole con ie più diverse calligrafie e gli ALFABETI di ogni parte del globo. In totale, quindi 26 tavole incise, tutte in ottime condizioni, raccolte in un volume con legatura coeva in mezza pelle e piatti marmorizzati. Questa molto rara prima edizione del 1839 venne ripetuta, in dimensioni leggermente diverse, in una ristampa del 1844. Bonacini 1609: "Contiene bellissimi alfabeti, fra i quali il siriaco, l"arabo, il samaritano, il turco, l"ebraico, il greco. Capolavoro d'incisione assai fine e tecnicamente perfetto. Raro".

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        La Camp et la Cour de D. Carlos. Narration historique des événemens survenus dans les Provinces du Nord depuis le moment ou Maroto prit le Commandement de l'Armée Carliste, en 1838, jusqu'a l'entrée de D. Carlos en France en 1839. Avec des documens justificatifs et des notes illustratives; précédée de la Biographie de Maroto.

      - Bayonne, Imprimerie d'Edouard Maurin, 1839, 23,5 x 15,5 cm., cartoné reciente con tejuelo y conservando las cubiertas originales, 1 h. + XXXIV págs. + carta facsímil del General Maroto + 243 págs.(Cubiertas originales algo deterioradas; cortes sin desbarbar. Pequeño desgarro en la página 35 que afecta a dos o tres letras, leves huellas de óxido y mínima mancha de agua en margen de las primeras 15 hojas. Rara primera edición. Mitchell era un inglés seguidor de Don Carlos. El libro contiene una relación de los hechos militares de Maroto; sus actos particulares con un bosquejo del interior del palacio de Don Carlos; la insurrección de Vera; y el estado de las provincias del Norte al pasarse Maroto a los liberales. Las ediciones españolas suprimieron la biografía de Maroto). CARLISMO

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        HISTOIRE UNIVERSELLE, CONTENANT L'HISTOIRE ANCIENNE, ROMAINE ET DU BAS-EMPIRE, 11 TOMES

      Furne et Cie 1839 - RO40117544: 11 tomes d'env. 350-450 pages chacun. Illustrés de nombreuses et superbes gravures en noir et blanc en frontispices et sur planches hors texte. Cartes déplaibles colorées en fin de certains tomes. Auteur, titre, tomaison, cadres et filets dorés sur le dos. Incomplet: tome 9 manquant. Plats des tomes 2 et 3 très abîmés, avec manques. Fortes mouillures dans les tomes 2 et 3. 5e et 6e éditions ornées de gravures. Gravures de Ch. Lebrun del., A. Lefèvre sc., Pourvoyeur sc., Marckl del., L. Berlier sc., etc. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Coins frottés. Dos satisfaisant. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 930-Histoire générale du monde ancien jusqu'à 499 apr. J.-C. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Angler's Desideratum

      Edinburgh: Printed by M. Anderson, Mound Place, 1839 - First edition, second issue with publisher's name. 12mo. Woodcuts. 48 pp. Original brown coral-patterned cloth. Cloth somewhat faded at edges. Fine, bookplate of E.B. & H. A. Darbee. Tan buckram drop box with brown morocco label. Westwood & Satchell p. 8 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        2 ALS ("Zedlitz" and "Z").

      N. p., 1839 alt. n. d. - (Small) 8vo. 2 pp. on 4 ff. To Count Dietrichstein about a trip to Schwarzenau (undated) and regarding the death of the Duchess of Sagan (letter dated November 29th, 1839). - With traces of seal.

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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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        Four Years in Paraguay: Comprising an Account of that Republic, Under the Dictator Francia. [With:] Francia's Reign of Terror. Being a Sequel to Letters on Paraguay.

      Philadelphia: E. L. Carey & Hart, 1838-1839. - Two accounts of life in Paraguay by two young Scotsmen who went to South America in hopes of commercial success, but were quickly disillusioned when confronted with the despotic government of José Gaspar Rodríguez Francia, "El Supremo," a nationalistic dictator for life - a Fidel Castro of his time - who did not look favorably on adventuring foreigners. 4 vols (each title in 2 vols), 12mo, original gray-green and brown cloth, printed paper labels. Sabin 71961 & 71962; American Imprints 52683 & 58260. Some foxing and wear; very good copies. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HISTORIA DE LA AMERICA.

      - Barcelona, Imprenta de J. Oliveres y Gavarro, 1839, 14x22, 4 tomos: XXXXIII-281 + 254 + 292 y 360 págs. 4 láminas con retratos litográficos de Colón, Las Casas, Hernán Cortés y Pizarro. 1 lámina desplegable cpon la tabla cronológica de los mejicanos. Encuadernados en plena pasta española de época, hierros dorados en lomera , papel limpio con amplios márgenes. (52193).

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        Letters on Paraguay:An Account of Four Years Residence in that Republic. 3 volume set.

      John Murray., London. 1839 - Frontis +xxvii + 359pp. Frontis+ x + 344pp. Foldg, cold map + xvi + 400pp.'Chiswick' bookplate and 'Chatsworth The Attic Sale 5-7 October 2010 Sotheby's' label on paste down fep of each volume. Volume 3 deals with' Francia's Reign of Terror'. Spines faded, scattered foxing. Very tight hardbacks in publishers original blind stamped burgundy cloth with gilt lettering to spine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Coasts of Guatimala and Mexico From Panama to Cape Mendocino; With the Principal Harbours in California.

      Smith Elder,, London: 1839 - An exceedingly rare map, unbound (on thin paper, without folds) with original outline color. From Forbes' 'History of Upper and Lower California'. With insets of the Port of S. Gabriel or S. Pedro; Sketch of Port Bodega; Harbour of San Francisco; Sketch of Puerto de S. Diego; Sketch of Monterrey Harbour; and Sketch of S. Barbara Harbour. Image size: 19 3/4 x 14 1/2. Paper size: 22 5/8 x 16 7/8". Very good.

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        THE GREEN MOUNTAIN BOYS: A Historical Tale of the Early Settlement of Vermont

      E. P. Walton and Sons, Montpelier, VT 1839 - Two 12mo. volumes in original cloth, rebacked with new paper spine labels (vol. 1: 168 x 106 mm; vol. 2: 177 x 107 mm), collating: [7], 8-246; [3], 4-290; complete. Volume one with the lower margin about one cm shorter than volume two. Volume two with outer margin of final leaf trimmed, not affecting text and with marginal wear and light chipping to first fifteen pages. Both volumes a bit soiled and browned. Early ownership markings in both volumes. Thompson's best remembered work of juvenile fiction, following in the footsteps of James Fenimore Cooper and Sir Walter Scott. A rare set in the original cloth with copies found at auction in both original boards and original cloth. A Peter Parley to Penrod 'border-line' selection. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott. Second edition.

      Edinburgh, Robert Cadell; London, John Murray and Whitaker & Co., 1839 - 10 volumes, octavo (165 × 100 mm). Contemporary tan calf, spines gilt in compartments, brown and dark brown morocco labels, marbled endpapers and edges. Bindings rubbed, spines tanned, contents tanned and foxed. A very good set. Engraved frontispiece and vignette title to each volume. Second edition. A nice library set.

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        Sketches by Boz. Illustrative of Every-Day Life and Every-Day People

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1839. With Forty Illustrations by George Cruikshank. A New Edition, Complete. Octavo (211 ×130 mm). Contemporary black half calf, spine gilt in compartments, marbled sides, endpapers, and edges. Engraved half-title and 38 plates. Occasional toning to plates, boards rubbed. An excellent copy. First complete one volume edition, bound from parts. Sketches by Boz was originally published in two series: the first in two volumes in 1836, and the second in one volume in 1837. This edition combines all three parts for the first time.

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        A Map of England and Wales.showing the Principal Roads, Railways, Rivers and Canals.Seats of the Nobility and Gentry, with the Distance of each Town from the General Post Office, London, Reduced from the Survey Made under the Direction of the.Board of Ordnance to a Scale of Five Miles to an Inch, and Corrected to the Present Time. Drawn by R.Creighton. Engraved by J.Dower.

      1839. 1839 - Very large fully hand-coloured engraved map in 4 sections, overall 70 x 83ins, 1800 x 2100mm - (each sheet 35 x 41.5in., 900 x 1055mm) - dissected and mounted on linen, the whole folding into an original green cloth slipcase (corners worn.) Includes large calligraphic title, explanation, large engraved view of the General Post Office, table of Dioceses with crests, table of distances by sea, all within a "piano-key" frame. The map is unusually large and in superb condition with bright colouring. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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