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        Voyage À Surinam Description Des Possessions Néerlandaises Dans La Guyane.

      Brussels: Société Des Beaux-Arts - Gérants: De Wasme Et Laurent, 1839. - folio. pp. 2 p.l., 76. with half-title. text in double columns. 100 illus. on 50 tinted lithographed plates (incl. additional title). contemporary half chagrin, gilt back (rubbed, some foxing throughout). laid in 8vo. 10-leaf list of plates in wrs. First Edition. Benoit describes Surinam's history, geography, population, commerce, diseases, arts, religion, sorcery, plantations, natural history, manners, customs and costume of the native Indians, negro slaves and maroons, the slave trade, and exports. The handsome tinted lithographed plates, executed on stone by Madou and Lauters after drawings by the author, present a graphic view of Guyana and Guyanese life. Included are views of Paramaribo, villages, public buildings, markets, plantation houses, dances, games, festivals, a funeral procession, costume, washing, billard-playing, dwelling interiors, Indian utensils, jungle scenes, natural history plates, &c. There is also a fine depiction of a slave auction. Cundall 1717. Sabin 4737. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage a Surinam. Description des possessions néerlandaises dans la Guyane.

      - Bruxelles, De Wasme et Laurent, 1839.Folio. Contemporary half green morocco, spine gilt (chafed). With woodengraved illustration on title-page and 100 views and illustrations on 50 full-page lithographed plates, including the fine frontispiece, by Madou and Lauters after the author; several on chine applique. 76 pp.* First edition; with armorial bookplate of Isaac Meulman. - Benoit was born in 1782 in Antwerp and died in Brussels in 1854. During his stay in Surinam he had an eye for daily life in Surinam, he belonged to the opponents of the abolition of slavery: the Surinam slave-owners, from humanitarian motives and from natural self-interest, by no means treat their slaves as badly as is asserted by those who are in favour of abolition. He cannot avoid picturing the harsh and cruel daily existence of the slaves and explaining why they run away, revolt against their masters and are filled with hatred towards the whites. When describing their dance-festivals, he says that the need to find an outlet for their misery accounts for the frenzy with which they throw themselves into it (Introduction by S.W. de Groot to the facsimile edition). He made a large number of charming and meticulous drawings. These very attractive set of views of Surinam include fine scenes of native life, showing costumes, dwellings, ceremonies, festivals, recreations, interiors, utensils, etc. of the negro- and Indian population. Beautiful lithographed plates-book on the people and life in Surinam. - Except some marginal foxing as usual, a fine large-paper copy.Sabin 4737; Muller, America, p.169; Suriname-Cat. UB Amsterdam 0580a; Chadenat I, 14: Un des plus beaux livres sur la Guyane hollandaise. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Noticia histórica del origen de los nombres de las Calles de esta M. N. M. L. y M. H. Ciudad de Sevilla, en cuyas noticias se reúnen las de las fundaciones de iglesias parroquiales, conventos, obras pías, casas mas conocidas de títulos y Mayorazgos: la de los monumentos de antigüedad y bellas artes que en ellas se encuentran, la de los sucesos mas memorables acaecidos en las mismas, con otras noticias curiosas.

      - Sevilla, José Morales, 1839, 21 x 15,5 cm., hol. piel, puntas, portada + XI + 626 págs. (Sello, y firma de anterior poseedor en la portada, que presenta leves manchas de tinta. Obra rara en primera edición. Última hoja -fe de erratas- desprendida). ANDALUCÍA SEVILLA

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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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        Contes et Nouvelles de -

      Paris: Ernst Bourdin, n.d. [1839] - A pristine copy of this illustrated edition of La Fontaine's Tales. Carteret notes that copies with the plates on China paper are, of course, very rare Tall 8vo. Frontispiece and 31 engraved plates on China paper mounted on thick paper after Johannot, Roqueplan, Déveria, Boulanger, Fragonnard Père, Janet-Lange, Français, Laville, etc., numerous head- and tailpieces and illustrations to text. viii, [9]-534. Full blue publisher's cloth, with blind- and gilt-stamped filigree on spine and covers, a.e.g. Small area of loss to spine from binder's overly hard stamping, else fine. Carteret III, pp. 354-5 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Landboe-Avisen. Et Ugeblad for Landmanden, af blandet Indhold. Syvende Aargang. 1839.

      Egset., 1839. Liten 4to. Nyere shirtingryggbind med marmorerte dekler. Upaginert.. Nr. 118 i "Egset-trykk før 1844". Nr. 51 og 52 mangler. Alle tilleggene med, nr. 39, 44 og 47 skal ikke ha tillegg. Sjelden. "Landboe-Avisen var lenge det viktigaste nyhende- og annonseorganet for Romsdals amt; tingartalet var om lag 300. Landboe-Avisen var eit bondeblad med ein noko annan stoffprofil enn føregjengaren Norsk Landboeblad, som var sterkt merkt av krigstida før 1814. I den nye avisa fekk det politiske stoffet større rom i pakt med framvoksteren av bonderørsla og det kommunale sjølvstyret." (Norsk Biografisk Leksikon)

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        Vierzig Bücher vom Staate. 7 Bände (alles), 1. Theil: Zachariä's Vorschule der Staatswissenschaft. 2. Theil: Allgemeine politische Naturlehre. 3. Staatsverfassungslehre. 4. - 7. Theil: Regierungslehre.

      Heidelberg, Winter, 1839 - 1843. - 188, 263, 304, 396, 292, 291 und 180 Seiten Innengelenke angebrochen , Name auf Vorsatz, teils min. fleckig Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 4500 Umarbeitung des früher von demselben Verfasser unter demselben Titel herausgegebenes Werkes (2. Aufl.)

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        The Loving Ballad of Lord Bateman. Illustrated by George Cruikshank.

      London: Charles Tilt 1839 - First edition, second issue, square 12mo, (viii), 9-40 pp. One plate of music and 11 etchings, some light offsetting from the plates onto the text leaves. Original limp green cloth, gilt decoration to upper cover, minor wear to edges otherwise a very good copy. Dickens provided the Introduction and Notes. A couple of cuttings from the Athenæum concerning the authorship are loosely inserted. Cohn 243.

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        Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle

      London: Henry Colburn, 1839. <p>Voyage of the Beagle--Darwin&#39;s First Published Book</p><p>Darwin, Charles (1809-82). Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H. M. S. Beagle . . . [i-iv], [vii] viii-xiv, 615pp. plus pp. 609-629 addenda; 16-page publisher&#39;s catalogue dated August 1839. 2 folding maps, 4 text wood-engravings. London: Henry Colburn, 1839. 235 x 146 mm. Original plum cloth (Freeman binding b), minor fading and spotting, spine skillfully and subtly repaired. Edges of first folding map a bit frayed, minor foxing, but fine otherwise. 19th century owner&#39;s name partly erased from front pastedown.</p><p.First Edition, second issue, and the First Separate Edition. Darwin&#39;s first published book, now universally known as The Voyage of the Beagle, "is undoubtedly the most often read and stands second only to On the Origin of Species as the most often printed. It is an important travel book in its own right and its relation to the background of his evolutionary ideas has often been stressed. . . . The first issue forms, as is well known, the third volume of The Narrative of the Voyages of H. M. Ships Adventure and Beagle, edited by Captain Robert Fitzroy and published, in three volumes and an appendix to Volume II, in 1839. . . . On its first appearance in its own right, also in 1839, it was called Journal of Researches into the Geology and Natural History etc." (Freeman, pp. 31-32). See Freeman for a detailed discussion of the work&#39;s publishing history and bibliographical features. Freeman, The Works of Charles Darwin, 11. 41456</p>

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

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

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        Les Olim ou registres des arrêts rendus par la Cour du Roi.

      Imprimerie Royale, Paris 1839 - - 1844. Trois très forts volumes in-4, (vol. 1 et 2: 324 x 245 mm ; vol. 3: 312 x 235 mm), maroquin rouge, dos à quatre nerfs orné, filets et motifs en losange sur les plats, dentelle intérieure, tranches dorées (reliure romantique, attribuable à Simier). Exemplaire au grand chiffre couronné de Louis-Charles d&#146;Orléans Duc de Nemours, second fils du roi Louis-Philippe. Un des 25 exemplaires sur papier vélin. Le texte est en latin. Ces trois premiers volumes furent complétés par un quatrième (qui manque ici) publié en 1848 par l&#146;Imprimerie Nationale. Très bel exemplaire, reliure très bien conservée (malgré de menus défauts, frottements sur les coupes inférieures et les coins, nombreuses rousseurs). // Three tall quarto volumes (vol. 1 and 2: 324 x 245 mm ; vol. 3: 312 x 235 mm), red morocco, spine tooled, filets and lozenge tooling on covers, dentelle inside, gilt edges (romantic binding, looking like a binding by Simier). Provenence : Copy bearing the great crowned monogam of Louis-Charles d&#146;Orléans, Duc de Nemours, second son of King Louis-Philippe. One of the 25 copies on vellum paper. The text is in latin. To these three first volumes a fourth (missing here) was added in 1848 published by the Imprimerie Nationale. Very fine copy, binding in beautiful condition (despite small defects, rubbings on bottom turns-in and on corners, numerous brownings).

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        Nuovo prospetto delle scienze economiche. Ossia Somma totale delle idee teoriche e pratiche in ogni ramo d&#146;amministrazione privata e pubblica, divise in altrettanti classi, unite in sistema ragionato e generale da Melchiorre Gioja. Tomo Primo [-Sesto]. Lugano: presso Gius. Ruggia,1838 [-1839].

      - Sei voll. in-8°, pp. XXVII-382 con 1 tav. rip. in fine + pp. 399 + pp. 422 e 4 tabelle rip. f.t. + pp. 415 con 1 tav. rip. in fine + pp. 482 + pp. 475 (ma 575) con 1 tav. rip. in fine. Leg. post. mz. pelle con tit. e num. dei voll. in oro impressi entro scomparti, fregi filettati oro impressi al ds., fregi a motivi geometrici impressi a secco agli scomparti, nervi, piatti in carta telata arancio, sguardie in carta verde, segnapagina in seta blu, bross. orig. non conservate. Fioriture diffuse in esemplari in barbe, al vol. 3 da p. 186 si salta a p. 189 senza interruzione di testo, al vol. 5 da p. 345 si salta a p. 348 senza interruzione di testo, mancanza al margine inf. delle pp. 425-426 senza perdita di testo. Rara edizione che aggiorna la 1a uscita nel 1815 che figura anche nella celebre biblioteca di Monaldo Leopardi. Available on request description in English / La description des livres en français est à disposition sur demande / Se envían descripciones de libros a pedida.

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        White's Plane Globe.

      Sheffield: W. White, 1839. - 4to., (10 1/8 x 10 ½ inches). 2 engraved maps of the hemispheres with original hand-color in full, each mounted as a volvelle with metal distance band (slightly toned). Original publisher's half maroon morocco, brown pebbled cloth, lettered in gilt (one or two pale stains). First edition. Showing 6 continents, with political divisions and major cities, rivers, and deserts. Includes 18 diagrams depicting the earth's relationship to the sun and moon, plus a table: "Symbols & Names of the 12 Signs of the Zodiac." Each hemisphere is fixed on a central point by a brass ruler 22 cm. in length; hemispheres rotate on the central point. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        St. Etienne du Mont and The Pantheon, Paris

      [London], 1839. A very fine image from Boys&#39; &#39;Picturesque Architecture in Paris, Ghent, Antwerp, Rouen &c&#39;: &#39;&#39;a work of exceeding beauty&#39; (Abbey) and one of the most important in the history of English colour-printing. This print represents part of what was the first serious challenge to the supremacy in England of the hand-coloured aquatint. The plates in Boys&#39; Picturesque Architecture in Paris, Ghent, Antwerp, Rouen &c &#39;are produced entirely by means of lithography: they are printed with oil-colours, and come from the press precisely as they now appear.&#39; As detailed in the Descriptive Notice, it was strictly stipulated by the publisher that no colour be added, and goes on to state that previous attempts at chromolithography had suffered from an unnatural flatness &#39;whereas in these views, the various effects of light and shade, of local colour and general tone, result from graduated tone. The atmospheric appearance of the skies, giving day-light appearance to the out-door scenes, is the best evidence of the purity and relevance of the tints of colour; which...combine solidity with transparency&#39;. Boys fully explored the range of possibilities that the new technique offered: one subject is presented as if it were &#39;a crayon sketch heightened with colour&#39;, others &#39;a sepia drawing, with touches of colour...a slight sketch in water-colours...a finished water-colour...an oil painting&#39;, etc. Abbey waxes lyrical about the work: "A very beautiful [work]...Apart from the brilliance, sensitivity, and...mastery of the drawing on stone there is the great...technical and artistic achievement of Hullmandel in making possible the transmission of such drawings, and in developing the cool, transparent, graduated tints, subtle in colouring...the [work] appears to have made a great impression at the time, King Louis Philippe...is said to have presented the publishers with a diamond ring; and a review in a contemporary magazine, Art Union, said: Our recommendation of it to all who love and can appreciate art cannot be given in terms too strong; it is worthy of the highest possible praise. The Work is of exceeding beauty." (Abbey Travel I , 33). Cf. Abbey Travel I, 33; cf. E. Beresford Chancellor, Picturesque Architecture in Paris..by Thomas Shotter Boys , London: Architectural Press, 1928; cf. Friedman 134; Tooley 105. Lithograph by Shotter Boys. Printed in colours by Charles Hullmandel, deluxe edition, trimmed to the subject as issued, mounted on archival mount.

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        The Collected Works of Davy. Edited by his brother, John Davy

      London: Smith, Elder and Co. 1839., 1839. First Collected Edition of the works of this important chemist / scientist. 9 volumes, 8vo. Finely bound in recent half speckled calf with gilt decorated raised bands, red title label and gilt titles to spines, marbled boards. With illustrations throughout. Some light foxing and minimal marking. A superb set. The final volume includes the lesser known fantasy writing &#39;Consolations In Travel; or, The Last Days of A Philosopher&#39; (written in 1830), mentioned in Bleiler. Humphry Davy (1778-1829) became well known due to his experiments with the physiological action of some gases, including laughing gas (nitrous oxide) - to which he was addicted, once stating that its properties bestowed all of the benefits of alcohol but was devoid of its flaws. Davy later damaged his eyesight in a laboratory accident with nitrogen trichloride. In 1801 he was nominated professor at the Royal Institution of Great Britain and Fellow of the Royal Society, over which he would later preside. He later invented the Davy lamp which was a great and well known success (Wikipedia). Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [281]

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        The life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. With illustrations by Phiz. With a letter written by Charles Dickens

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1839. English novel; xvi, 624 pages; 21.5cm; full pebble grained leather binding, rebacked; on front board in gilt: engraved signature of the author; on back board: gilt lion device; top edge gilt. On page 123 correct "sister" for "visiter"; on page 160 "latter" not corrected to "letter". Mounted in is a one page autograph letter, signed, January, 1847 from Charles Dickens to Percy B. St. John [author of The French Revolution of 1848]; the letter reports that Dickens is not acquainted with certain prominent Fre. Signed. Early edition. Hardcover. Very good- condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        Picturesque Architecture in Paris, Ghent, Antwerp, Rouen &c.

      London: By Thomas Boys, Printseller to the Royal Family, 1839. - "A Very Beautiful Book"A Genuine Triumph"Worthy of the Highest Possible Praise"BOYS, Thomas Shotter. Picturesque Architecture in Paris, Ghent, Antwerp, Rouen &c. Drawn from Nature and on Stone. London: By Thomas Boys, Printseller to the Royal Family, 1839. First edition. Folio (21 1/8 x 14 1/2 in; 536 x 369 mm). [6, as title, Dedication and Descriptive Notice]. Twenty-six "lithotint" (color-printed lithograph) plates (including title page) printed by G. Hullmandel after drawings by Boys, with tissue guards. Publisher's original half red morocco, inner red moire silk panel enclosed by a continuation of the morocco spine with gilt fillets, and a red morocco label in center of silk panel lettered in gilt with title. Original yellow endpapers. Rear board in half red morocco over cloth. A bit of soiling to silk, as expected. Light rubbing. Withal, an internally clean, gorgeous copy. "A very beautiful book, and one that should take preference over its later and more popular rival, the Original Views of London [by Boys, from] 1842.Apart from the brilliance, sensitivity, and technical mastery of the drawing on stone there is the great, and often under-estimated, technical and artistic achievement of Hullmandel in making possible the transmission of such drawings, and in developing the cool, transparent, graduated tints, subtle in colouring, on which the unique effect of the book depends." (Abbey).".A genuine triumph.by Thomas Shotter Boys, a rather neglected artist who merits a far higher place than he was ever awarded in the annals of the English water-colour school.In this book Boys is head and shoulders above them all. His drawing is refined and sensitive, and his colouring cool, simple, and direct" (Hardie)."Our recommendation of it to all who love and can appreciate art cannot be given in terms too strong; it is worthy of the highest possible praise. The Work is of exceeding beauty" (Art Union, 1839)."Apart from the brilliance, sensitivity and technical mastery of the drawing on stone, this volume features Hullmandel's great and often under-estimated technical and artistic achievement in making the transmission of such drawings possible and in devolving the cool, transparent, graduated tints - subtle in colouring - on which the unique effect of the book depends" (Bobins II, 512).Abbey, Travel, 33. Tooley 105. Hardie, pp. 247-249. Bobins [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Hungary and Transylvania; with remarks on their condition, social, political, and economical.

      Murray London 1839 - First edition. 2 volumes, 8vo., xxii, [iv], 483; xii, 631pp., 2 engraved frontispieces, folding coloured map, illustrations in text after Hering, original blind-stamped green cloth gilt, occasional spotting, etc., a very good copy. Standard work which also includes accounts of Croatia, Slovakia, and Transylvania. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Punka Indians camped on the banks of the Missouri

      Paris, Coblenz and London 1839 - On 11 May, whilst the steamer Yellow Stone was stopped near White Bear Bluffs, three Ponca Indians came aboard. They were given a lift up-river to their camp near Bazile Creek. Bodmer here sketches the moment when these three, including their chief Schuh-De-Gá-Che (`He Who Smokes'), were ferried ashore, to be greeted by an enthusiastic welcoming party of curious children and adults all wrapped in furs or blankets. Their camp of tipis can be seen in the forest margin beyond. The Ponca (Panka, or Punka), whose name denotes `sacred head', are closely related to the Omaha, Osage and Kansa Tribes, all of whom speak the same dialect. 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. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by Salathé after Bodmer, issue with no date after English imprint.

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        Suggestions Relative to the Philosophy of Geology

      Printed by B.L. Hamlen, New Haven 1839 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Cave-In-Rock. view on the Ohio

      Paris, Coblenz and London 1839 - A very rare proof before letters En route to St.Louis, Missouri, Bodmer, Prince Maximilian and Dreidoppel traveled via the Ohio river. About twenty-five miles beyond Shawnee Town, Bodmer sketched this intriguing geological rock formation known as Cave-In-Rock on the Illinois side of the river near Cave-In-Rock Island. The scene also includes an Ohio steamer flanked by two Ohio keelboats, all caught against a late evening sky. Unsurprisingly, the area is now part of a National Park. 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. They arrived in Boston in July 1832, traveled on to Philadelphia, where they stayed with Napoleon Bonaparte's elder brother Joseph. From here they headed west across Pennsylvania across the Alleghenies to Pittsburgh and the Ohio country, visiting all the important German settlements en route. Their most important stop on their route west was at the utopian colony of New Harmony in Indiana. The Prince spent five months there in the company of some of the country's leading scientific men, and studying all the relevant literature on backcountry America. On 24 March 1833 the party reached St. Louis, Missouri, and the start of the journey into Indian country. Graff 4648; Howes M443a; Pilling 2521; Sabin 47014; Wagner-Camp 76:1. Aquatint engraving by Lucas Weber after Bodmer, proof before all letters, issue with one figure at the rail on the right hand side of the deck of the paddle-steamer, extensive use of aquatint on the river and scrub and small trees next to the boat on the far right. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        MINISTERIO DE GUERRA Y MARINA. SECCION CENTRAL. MESA 1.A EL EXMO SR. PRESIDENTE INTERINO DE LA REPÚBLICA SE HA SERVIDO DIRIGIRME EL DECRETO QUE SIGUE.[caption title].

      [Mexico. April 22, ]. 1839 - Broadside, 8 x 12 inches. Faint fold lines. Quite clean. Very good. "Establishes the Department of New Mexico as separate 'Commendancia General,' it being particularly liable to Indian incursion and depredation" - Eberstadt. An important decree for the protection of the lucrative Santa Fe and Taos trade, issued while Santa Anna was serving as acting president of Mexico. Quite rare. Not on OCLC. EBERSTADT 163:406. HANDBOOK OF TEXAS 5, pp.881-82.

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        [Op. 44]. Trois Grands Quatuors [Subtitle]: pour Deux Violons, Alto et Basse composés et dédiés À Son Altesse Royale Monseigneur Le Prince Royal De Suède... Oeuv. 44. No. I [II and III]. [Parts]

      Leipsic: Breitkopf & Härtel [PNs 6022, 6023, 6024]. [1839]. Folio. Unbound, as issued. &#11;I: 13; 11; 11; 9 pp.&#11;II: 13; 11; 11; 11 pp. III: 15; 13; 13; 13 pp. &#11;&#11;With fine decorative titles printed in sepia to each quartet. &#11;&#11;Staining (mostly marginal) to first few leaves of first quartet, including title, and outer edges of third quartet, otherwise very good copies. . First Editions. Very scarce. Not in Krause. Müller-Reuter I, pp. 131-133. Hoboken 10: 201, 202, 203. &#11;&#11;"One of the most gifted and versatile prodigies, Mendelssohn stood at the forefront of German music during the 1830s and 40s, as conductor, pianist, organist and, above all, composer. His musical style, fully developed before he was 20, drew upon a variety of influences, including the complex chromatic counterpoint of Bach, the formal clarity and gracefulness of Mozart and the dramatic power of Beethoven and Weber..." &#11;&#11;"The three quartets op.44, written during the idyllic period of Mendelssohn&#39;s honeymoon and first year of marriage, show signs of a Classical tendency." R. Larry Todd in Grove online

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        Heath's Picturesque Annual: Versailles by Leitch Ritchie; Versailles [by Charles Heath]; Paris in 1841 by Mrs. Gore. [3 volumes together extra-illustrated].

      Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans., London 1839 - Three volumes from "Heath&#146;s Picturesque Annual" series. Large 8vo. Each volume is extra illustrated. Uniformly bound in three quarter deep red morocco with marbled boards. Spines are ornately gilt; upper hinges are neatly repaired. Some rubbing and wear to extremities and corner tips of boards. All edges are gilt. Book plate on inside front covers: "Ex-Libris Joseph Francis Daly." Presumably the son of Augustin Daly a famous theatre producer and a collector of books. Joseph F. Daly authored a biography of his father &#150; "The Life of Augustin Daly." Macmillan, 1917. 1.) Versailles. By Leitch Ritchie London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1839. pp. vi, [2], 256. With 20 engraved plates including extra illustrated title. Interspersed with 80 extra plates dating from the 17th to 19th century (portraits and views) including a small engraving of Louis XIII with Italian sub-title "Lodovico XIII Re di Francia e di Navarra" which a penciled inscription dates to 1646. Bound at the end of the volume is the Amsterdam 1722 edition of "The Labyrinth of Versailles" - title page, preface, and the 39 plates &#150; all neatly trimmed and mounted. The title page for the "Labyrinth" is in Dutch &#150; t&#146;Doolhoff te Versailles, Bestaande in XLI. Keurelyke Verbeeldingen van alle de uitmuntende Fonteinen van het zelve Doolhof Amsterdam: Hendrik Bosche, 1722. The fold out plan of the Labyrinth is not present. The preface is in English and the tables of plates as well as the verse description for each plate are in French, German, English and Dutch. 2.) Paris in 1841. By Mrs Gore. With twenty-one highly-finished engravings, from original drawings, by Thomas Allom. London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1842. pp. viii, 268. With 21 engravings (6 separate plates including a chromolithograph and an illustrated extra title page, and 15 engravings which accompany the text). Bound with an additional 133 plates from various 19th century books illustrating landmark sites, important personages and scenes of daily life etc. 3.)Versailles [by Charles Heath]. London: Longman and Co., [c.1840-1848]. pp. viii, 224. With 24 plates including illustrated title (not necessarily placed according to the index), and 41 additional plates 37 of which are double page or fold-outs. Many of the plates are line engravings illustrating the interior architecture and design of Versailles. One plate titled "revue de la Garde Nationale" is a panorama illustration folded into 7 sections. Several plates at the end have a military theme. The original 24 plates display some damp staining on the lower corner of the margin. Postage for these volumes will cost extra. Please inquire about shipping. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THREE EXPEDITIONS INTO THE INTERIOR OF EASTERN AUSTRALIA; with descriptions of the recently explored region of Australia Felix, and of the present colony of New South Wales

      London, T. & W. Boone, 1839.. 2 volumes, complete set, SECOND EDITION 1839, "carefully revised". 8vo, approximately 220 x 135 mm, 8½ x 5½ inches, complete with 51 lithographed plates, many of indigenous Australians, and a large folding map, VOLUME I: pages: (2), xxi, (3), 355, rebound without the 8 pages of Opinions of the Press which preceded the frontispiece in the first edition, hand coloured frontispiece, title page with large vignette, and 20 plates including 1 map, plus large folding map hand coloured in outline in pocket at rear; VOLUME II: pages: (2), ix, (3), 415, frontispiece, title page with large vignette, and 29 plates, 3 folding, 4 hand coloured plates including a cockatoo, 1 map with hand coloured outlines, 2 folding hand coloured plates, 1 a geological sketch, the other showing a section of 2 caverns, illustrations in the text, bound in 19th century half dark green calf over marbled sides, gilt raised bands and decorative gilt bands, gilt lettered maroon morocco labels, edges speckled red, original pink endpapers. A touch of rubbing to head and tail of spines and corners, most plates very lightly browned in the margins, 1 plate very faintly browned all over, some very small neat repairs to reverse of folding map with document repair tape (none-yellowing and acid-free), no loss of image, Volume I: 2 signatures on reverse of frontispiece, 1 dated 1941, no show-through, 1 plate slightly trimmed at lower edge with loss of imprint; Volume II: 4 signatures to reverse of front endpaper, one dated 1848, the 4th 1941, no show-through, small damp stain to lower margin of 16 plates, 2 just affecting lower edge of image, no loss. A very good complete set. Thomas Livingstone Mitchell (1792-1855) was sent out to New South Wales as deputy surveyor-general in 1827 becoming Surveyor-General in 1828, holding the office until his death. His first journey in 1831-32 was in search of the Kindur river, surveying the area between the Castlereagh and Gwydir Rivers, the second explored the course of the river Darling in 1835, and the third in 1836 was an expedition to the rivers Darling and Murray in the course of which he made a detour to the south to discover the rich lands of western Victoria which he named Australia Felix. The lithograph plates which are all drawn by the author show aborigines, scenery, a few animals and birds, minerals and geology. The text describes his travels, scenery, natural history, geology, and encounters with the aborigines. Ferguson, Bibliography of Australia, Volume III, page 46, No. 2811; The Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages, Volume II, page 200; Wantrup, Australian Rare Books, No. 125 and pages 199-201. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        SONGS OF INNOCENCE AND OF EXPERIENCE. Shewing the Two Contrary states of the Human Soul

      W. Pickering, and W. Newbery. London. 1839. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.7 x 4.8 inches). xxiv,74pp. Original publishers plum cloth with blind stamped decorative design to the centre of both boards, surrounded by blind ruled borders made up of several lines. Spine ruled and lettered in gilt. Tiny areas of loss from the spine tips. Split to the top of the front hinge but without loss and still holding firm. The spine is a bit darkened but the lettering still readable. Overall this is a very good copy of this scarce book. The rare first edition, printed from type, of William Blake&#39;s Songs of Innocence and of Experience, preceded only by the hand illuminated engraved editions that were produced by the author, of which only a handful of copies exist. Two versions of the first edition text are found: with and without the poem "The Little Vagabond" on leaf F4r. The majority of copies appear without the poem (as does this present copy). Priority is now in dispute. One theory is that the poem was inadvertently omitted from the volume and was added later by the publisher, in place of the half title for the Dedication of the poem of the Grave at the end while the other theory is that the Church took offence at the poem (its being a criticism of the Church by a hungry child) and persuaded the publisher to remove it, which he then replaced with the half title leaf.

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        The Book Of Royalty. Characteristics Of British Palaces The Drawings By W. Perring And J. Brown

      Ackermann and Company, London 1839 - 42 pages in text. Folio, 37 x 27.5 cm. Twelve full-page chromolithographs, plus half-title chromolithograph (Coronation of Queen Elizabeth printed by C. Hullmandel) -- all printed recto only. Plates are clean save for the first three with light marginal toning only, plate 4 (The Summons) lacks one meter at lower corner, affecting neither text or image. ABBEY LIFE 297. TOOLEY 242. Orig. publisher's crimson russia, sides elaborately gilt with armorial and floral ornaments, front cover center piece inlaid with blue morocco. Aeg. Near fine [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Hyperion: A Romance

      New York: Samuel Colman, 1839 - Two volumes. 19th-century half brown morocco and marbled boards, nicely rebacked in matching morocco. Light wear and foxing. Very good. FIRST EDITION. Presentation copy inscribed by Longfellow: "Henry R. Cleveland with the affectionate regards of the author" and with Cleveland's signature and bookplate. Soon after he joined the Harvard faculty in 1836, Longfellow, Henry Cleveland, C. C. Felton, Charles Sumner, George Hillard formed an informal intellectual society they later called the "Five of Clubs." No other presentation copy of Hyperion appears in the auction records of the past thirty years. Although Longfellow was later generous with presentation copies for his increasingly wide circle of friends and admirers, in his early years he reserved presentation copies for his family and closest friends. As a result they are rare in the market. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Opere.

      presso Giovanni Resnati,, Milano, 1839 - Sei volumi di cm. 25, pp. 3.500 ca. complessive. Con ritratto inciso all'antiporta del primo volume e una tavola ripiegata riproducente una lettera del Monti. Bella legatura coeva in piena percallina interamente decorata a secco e con titoli in oro ai dorsi. Esemplare fresco, marginoso ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Si tratta della non comune tiratura in-8 grande, più curata e su carta di maggiore qualità rispetto a quella in-12 apparsa con le stesse note editoriali. La legatura è stata eseguita dall'atelier milanese C. Mauri, come attestato dalle etichette coeve apposte alle sguardie.

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        Harry Lorrequer (1839) [11 Lever First Editions Uniformly Bound by Zaehnsdorf].

      First editions published between 1839-72. - Contents of set: Harry Lorrequer, 1839 1 volume; Jack Hinton, 1843 1 volume; Tom Burke of "Ours", 1844 2 volumes; Charles O'Malley, 1844 2 volumes; The O'Donoghue, 1845 1 volume; St. Patrick's Eve, 1845 1 volume, Davenport Dunn, 1849 1 volume; The Daltons, 1852 2 volumes; Sir Jasper Carew, 1855 1 volume; Lutrell of Arran, 1865 1 volume; That Boy of Northcott's, 1869 1 volume; Lord Kilgobbin, 1872 3 volumes. All first editions with half-titles present. 17 volumes, 1839-72. Various sizes (8vo. & 12mo.). Beautifully illustrated by "Phiz" (Hablot K. Browne); with the exception of "Norcott's": illustrated by Mary Ellen Edwards & "Kilgobbin" by Luke Fildes). Uniformly bound in full golden brown crushed levant, ruled in gilt, with a shamrock design in gilt at the corners and in the compartments, t.e.g.; by Zaehnsdorf (signed), and bearing their device which denotes "exhibition quality" on the rear paste down above the tail dentelle of each volume. A beautiful set in superb condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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. - 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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        Storia della pittura italiana esposta coi monumenti.

      Presso Niccolò Capurro,, Pisa, 1839 - 2 voll. in-folio massimo (513x364mm), bella legatura del secondo Ottocento in m. pelle rossa e angoli con titolo in oro su tassello e fregi in oro su dorso a nervetti e piatti marmorizzati. Sguardie pavonate. 254 tavole incise in rame al tratto, divise in quattro epoche, riproducenti capolavori della pittura italiana a partire dalle origini. Antiporta e frontespizio generale con incisioni a colori che riproducono la pagina di un "Exultet" e di un codice miniato. Ottimo esemplare. Prima edizione. Non sono presenti i volumi di testo (l'opera apparve in complessivi 7 volumi, l'ultimo dei quali edito nel 1837). Il Rosini (Lucignano, 1776-Pisa, 1855) fu scrittore popolarissimo nell'Ottocento, imitatore nello stile e nelle trame del grande modello manzoniano, in romanzi storici come La monaca di Monza, Luisa Strozzi, Il conte Ugolino della Gherardesca e i Ghibellini di Pisa. Egli fu anche appassionato cultore d'arte. Brunet, IV, 1399. Graesse, VI, p. 66. [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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Oeuvres complètes de BUFFON, avec des extraits de DAUBENTON, et la classification de CUVIER.

      chez Furne et Cie. 1839 - - chez Furne et Cie., Paris 1839, 6 tomes en 6 Vol. Grand in 8 (format Jesus) 17,5x26,5cm, 6 Vol. reliés. - Nouvelle édition illustrée de 122 planches en couleurs gommées et rehaussées à la main, sur papier fort. Les 122 planches contiennent plus de 300 figures. Les planches ont été dessinées par Janet Lange et Travies (les meilleurs illustrateurs pour le Buffon au XIXe), et gravées par Manceau, Fournier. Reliure en demi chagrin noir avec nombreux filets (à froid et à chaud) et roulettes. Le plat du tome V est un peu frotté. Rousseurs pâles éparses et capricieuses (mais jamais fortes ou envahissantes), certaines pages de titre en comportent, d'autres non, idem pour l'intérieur. On trouve certains livres sans rousseurs, d'autres en ont disséminées çà et là. Les serpentes sont présentes et les planches sont en bon état, sans brunissure, avec parfois quelques pâles rousseurs dans les marges. Tome premier - Matières générales, théorie de la terre. 782 pages illustrées d'un portrait, 5 cartes en couleurs. Tome second - Matières générales, théorie de la terre (2ème partie), les minéraux. 775 pages. Tome troisième - Mammifères. 726 pages illustrées de 13 planches en couleur. Tome quatrième - Mammifères (2ème partie). 784 pages illustrées de 29 planches en couleur. Tome cinquième - Les oiseaux. 653 pages illustrées de 44 planches en couleur. Tome sixième - Les oiseaux (2ème partie). 732 pages illustrées de 30 planches en couleur. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres complètes de Buffon, avec des extraits de Daubenton, et la classification de Cuvier.

      Furne, Paris 1839 - Illustrée de 122 planches en couleurs gommées et rehaussées à la main, sur papier fort. Les 122 planches contiennent plus de 300 figures. Les planches ont été dessinées par Janet Lange et Travies (les meilleurs illustrateurs pour le Buffon au XIXe), et gravées par Manceau, Fournier. Tome I - Matières générales, théorie de la terre. 782 pp illustrées d'un portrait, 5 cartes en couleurs. Tome II - Matières générales, théorie de la terre (2ème partie), les minéraux. 775 pp. Tome III - Mammifères. 726 pp illustrées de 13 planches en couleur. Tome IV - Mammifères (2ème partie). 784 pp illustrées de 29 planches en couleur. Tome V - Les oiseaux. 653 pp illustrées de 44 planches en couleur. Tome VI - Les oiseaux (2ème partie). 728 pp illustrées de 30 planches en couleur. 6 volumes. Rousseurs éparses au début et à la fin des volumes. Bon état. Belle série Reliure en demi cuir rouge. Titres et nerfs dorées. Plats en percaline. Coins en cuir

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        Oeuvres complètes de BUFFON, avec des extraits de DAUBENTON, et la classification de CUVIER.

      chez Furne et Cie. 1839 - - chez Furne et Cie., Paris 1839, 6 tomes en 6 Vol. Grand in 8 (format Jesus) 17,5x26,5cm, 6 Vol. reliés. - Nouvelle édition illustrée de 122 planches en couleurs gommées et rehaussées à la main, sur papier fort. Les 122 planches contiennent plus de 300 figures. Les planches ont été dessinées par Janet Lange et Travies (les meilleurs illustrateurs pour le Buffon au XIXe), et gravées par Manceau, Fournier. Reliure en demi chagrin aubergine, dos à quatre nerfs orné de caissons dorés et de filets à froid et à chaud. Des rousseurs éparses et capricieuses (mais jamais fortes ou envahissantes) affectent certains feuillets. Les serpentes sont présentes et les planches sont en bon état, sans brunissure. Tome premier - Matières générales, théorie de la terre. 782 pages illustrées d'un portrait, 5 cartes en couleurs. Tome second - Matières générales, théorie de la terre (2ème partie), les minéraux. 775 pages. Tome troisième - Mammifères. 726 pages illustrées de 13 planches en couleur. Tome quatrième - Mammifères (2ème partie). 784 pages illustrées de 29 planches en couleur. Tome cinquième - Les oiseaux. 653 pages illustrées de 44 planches en couleur. Tome sixième - Les oiseaux (2ème partie). 732 pages illustrées de 30 planches en couleur. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Über die Kawi-Sprache auf der Insel Java, nebst einer Einleitung über die Verschiedenheit des menschlichen Sprachbaues und ihren Einfluß auf die geistige Entwickelung des Menschengeschlechts. Band 3: Südsee-Sprachen, als östlicher Zweig des Malayischen Sprachstammes., Abhandlungen der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. Aus dem Jahre 1832, vierter Theil. Aus dem Nachlaß herausgegeben von Alexander von Humboldt und Karl Eduard Buschmann.

      Berlin: Gedruckt in der Druckerei der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, in Commission bei F.Dümmler, 1839 - 610 Seiten ungeschnitten, Blauer Interimsband in zeitgemäß sehr gutem, sauberem Zustand, durchweg unaufgeschnitten. Die ersten Seiten unten rechts etwas angeknittert. Der dritte - in sich abgeschlossene - Band des epochalen Werkes. - Zwischenmenschliches Verstehen in entwickelter Form setzt eine gemeinsame Sprache voraus; und das ist nach Humboldt Triebfeder und Medium auch des wissenschaftlichen Fortschritts: &#132;Denn das Verstehen ist kein Zusammentreffen der Vorstellungsweisen in einem unteilbaren Punkt, sondern ein Zusammentreffen von Gedankensphären, von welchen der allgemeine Teil sich deckt, der individuelle überragt. Dadurch wird das geistige Fortschreiten des Menschengeschlechts möglich, indem jede gewonnene Erweiterung des Denkens in den Besitz anderer übergehen kann, ohne in ihnen der Freiheit Fesseln anzulegen, welche zur Aneignung und zu neuer Erweiterung notwendig ist." (Wikipedia) Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2100

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        San Juan de Ulùa, ou Relation de l'expédition française au Mexique, sous les ordres de M. le contre-amiral Baudin ; suivi de notes et documents, et d'un aperçu général sur l'état actuel du Texas, par E. Maissin. Publié par ordre du Roi, sous les auspices de M. le baron Tupinier, alors ministre de la marine.

      Paris, Gide 1839 - grand in-8, VII (XII)-591 pp., avec des vignettes dans le texte et 18 planches hors-texte sur Chine appliqué, exemplaire dans lequel les pp. X-XII (tables) ont été reliées à la fin, et non après les pièces liminaires, comme prévu, demi-chagrin, dos lisse orné en long, tranches mouchetées (reliure de l'époque). Coins et coupes frottés, mais bon exemplaire. Il existe deux tirages de ce livre à la même date : l'un avec les planches du peintre Blanchard (1805-1873, attaché à l'expédition de 1838), l'autre sans. L'ouvrage, publication officielle, relate la première expédition française au Mexique, celle de 1838, presque oubliée en regard de la seconde, la "grande pensée du règne" de Napoléon III. Provoquée par les mêmes différends entre les deux pays, elle fut exclusivement navale et, placée sous les ordres de Charles Baudin (1784-1854), fraîchement nommé contre-amiral, elle se réduisit en fait au bombardement de la forteresse de San Juan d'Ulloa qui commandait l'accès à la Vera-Cruz et capitula au demeurant en 24 heures (27 novembre 1838). Cet exploit valut à Baudin le passage rapide au grade de vice-amiral (22 janvier 1839). Sabin, 5832. Exemplaire du capitaine de corvette Billeheust de Saint-Georges, avec lettre d'envoi nominative du ministère de la Marine, en date du 10 octobre 1840 (un feuillet autographié, complété et signé à la main de l'amiral Roussin, alors ministre de la Marine et des Colonies).

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        Le Livre Du Roy Modus et De La Royne Racio

      Elzear Blaze, Paris 1839 - pp 16, (5), 280 , with numerous illustrations from wood engravings in the text, and decorated capitals for each paragraph. Bound in full dark green morocco, with gilt title, 5 raised bands and gilt detail inside covers. Marbled endpapers. Silk ribbon marker. All edges gilt. With the bookplates of two famous falconers, Thorvald Lundquist and Tony Huston. A very nice association copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        St. Etienne du Mont and The Pantheon, Paris

      [London] 1839 - A very fine image from Boys' 'Picturesque Architecture in Paris, Ghent, Antwerp, Rouen &c': ''a work of exceeding beauty' (Abbey) and one of the most important in the history of English colour-printing. This print represents part of what was the first serious challenge to the supremacy in England of the hand-coloured aquatint. The plates in Boys' Picturesque Architecture in Paris, Ghent, Antwerp, Rouen &c 'are produced entirely by means of lithography: they are printed with oil-colours, and come from the press precisely as they now appear.' As detailed in the Descriptive Notice, it was strictly stipulated by the publisher that no colour be added, and goes on to state that previous attempts at chromolithography had suffered from an unnatural flatness 'whereas in these views, the various effects of light and shade, of local colour and general tone, result from graduated tone. The atmospheric appearance of the skies, giving day-light appearance to the out-door scenes, is the best evidence of the purity and relevance of the tints of colour; which.combine solidity with transparency'. Boys fully explored the range of possibilities that the new technique offered: one subject is presented as if it were 'a crayon sketch heightened with colour', others 'a sepia drawing, with touches of colour.a slight sketch in water-colours.a finished water-colour.an oil painting', etc. Abbey waxes lyrical about the work: "A very beautiful [work].Apart from the brilliance, sensitivity, and.mastery of the drawing on stone there is the great.technical and artistic achievement of Hullmandel in making possible the transmission of such drawings, and in developing the cool, transparent, graduated tints, subtle in colouring.the [work] appears to have made a great impression at the time, King Louis Philippe.is said to have presented the publishers with a diamond ring; and a review in a contemporary magazine, Art Union, said: Our recommendation of it to all who love and can appreciate art cannot be given in terms too strong; it is worthy of the highest possible praise. The Work is of exceeding beauty." (Abbey Travel I , 33). Cf. Abbey Travel I, 33; cf. E. Beresford Chancellor, Picturesque Architecture in Paris.by Thomas Shotter Boys , London: Architectural Press, 1928; cf. Friedman 134; Tooley 105. Lithograph by Shotter Boys. Printed in colours by Charles Hullmandel, deluxe edition, trimmed to the subject as issued, mounted on archival mount. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Museo Scientifico - Letterario - Artistico ovvero scelta raccolta di utili e svariate nozioni in fatto di scienze, lettere ed arti belle.

      Fontana, 1839 - 1847, Torino, - Le prime 9 annate complete (dalla prima del 1839 sino alla nona, del 1847) di questo enciclopedico periodico ebdomanario (dal 1847 quindicinale) ottocentesco, ricchissimamente illustrato e annoverante scritti di molti dei maggiori esponenti della cultura italiana dell'Ottocento. 9 voll. in-4° (il primo di 305x205mm, i restanti di 285x190mm), ognuno dei quali di pp. (8), 416 (a parte l'annata del 1847, che presenta pp. 568, (8)), conservati nella loro cartonatura editoriale gialla con titolo a stampa entro bordura architettonica a motivi arabescati (ad eccezione della prima, che si presenta in m. pergamena e angoli con titolo manoscritto al dorso e piatti marmorizzati). Centinaia di incisioni xilografiche intercalate n.t. o a piena pagina ad ogni volume. Testo su due colonne. Occhietti con titolo entro bordura xilografica figurata. Pubblicità editoriali ai piatti posteriori. Minimi restauri ai dorsi di alcuni volumi, per il resto in ottimo stato conservativo ed immuni da fioriture. Le annate contano fra i propri collaboratori nomi come: Cibrario, Ignazio Cantù, Cagnoli, Carrer, Dandolo, Fossombroni, Giordani, Manno, Paroletti, Felice Romani, Francesco Maria Piave, Ippolito Rosellini, Massimina Rosellini Fantastici, Selmi, Augusto Vera, Prospero Viani, A-valle, Maffei, Ennio Quirino Visconti, Roberto D'Azeglio, Carlo Botta, Paravia, Parravicini, Carena, Bertolotti, Marenco, Rovere, Casalis, Giuria, Carlo Bini, Dall'Ongaro, Mamiani, Boucheron, Fusinato, Baruffi (è pubblicato, in forma pre-originale, il "Viaggio da Torino alle Piramidi", edito in volume dal Fontana solo nel 1848), Augusto Vera. Sono presenti anche scritti di Winckelmann, di Quinet e frammenti di scritti napoleonici. Amplissimo il raggio degli argomenti trattati: storia, storia locale (numerosissimi gli articoli, corredati di vignette xilografiche, concernenti Torino, i suoi monumenti, la sua storia, la Sindone, i dintorni della città e varie altre località del Piemonte, ma figurano scritti relativi pressoché a ogni parte d'Italia), Napoleone, biografie, gastronomia (è presente fra l'altro un curioso articolo sul couscous), geografia, viaggi, arte, botanica, zoologia, ippologia ed equitazione, scienze, astronomia, letteratura, poesia (sia liriche originali che traduzioni; singolare la versione integrale, dovuta a Carlo Grossi, della "Batracomiomachia"), teatro, militaria, armi, epigrafia, archeologia, mitologia, religione e storia delle religioni, medicina, anatomia, Hahnemann e l'omeopatia, ferrovie, feste, costumi, tradizioni, duelli, caffè torinesi (soprattutto quelli di Piazza San Carlo), ebrei, sacre rappresentazioni, diligenze, montagna, musica, danza, storia della tipografia, superstizioni, occultismo, egittologia, piramidi, caricature (nell'annata del 1842 c'è un articolo sulla fisionomia del gatto nei disegni di Grandville, con riproduzione delle opere del grande artista francese), il tabacco ed il fumo, giochi, proverbi, moda, maschere, mongolfiere e aeronautica, ecc. Il periodico fu pubblicato dal 1839 al 1850, sotto la direzione di Luigi Cicconi, poi di Pier Angelo Fiorentino e, infine, di Pietro Corelli. Manno, I, 3551 e 6296. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mandan Shrine - Opfer Der Mandan Indianer - Offerande Des Indiens Mandans

      Paris 1839 - Karl Bodmer. From Travels in the Interior of North America. Paris, 1832-1843. Hand-colored aquatint engravings. Paper size approximately 17 ½&#146; x 22½&#146; Condition: light fading around margins of paper not affecting picture or print. 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&#146;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&#146;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 &#147;Yellowstone,&#148; stopping at a series of forts built by the Fur Company and meeting their first Indians at Bellevue. The travelers continued on another steamboat, &#147;Assiniboin,&#148; 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&#146;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&#146;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&#146;s visually striking work, together with prince Maximilian&#146;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.

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        Della storia delle finanze del Regno di Napoli

      Stamperia di Francesco Lao, Palermo 1839 - Libri sette - seconda edizione accresciuta e riveduta dall'autore - in 8° - pp.645 - Mezza pelle con titolo e fregi in oro al dorso - Tre volumi in un tomo - Esemplare in barbe - numerazione errata alle ultime pagine - Libro usato [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Schilderachtige wandelingen langs den Rijn, van Mentz tot Keulen, en in de badplaatsen van het Taunus-gebergte. (Dutch version of Malerische Wanderungen am Rhein von Constanz bis Cöln, und Anhang).

      Asd., Diederichs, 1839, - 3 vols.in 1. 236+97+54 pp. (lacks 2 title pp. & 1 textlf.). With 80 (of 96) steel engr.plts. Hardcover. Contemp. blind half leather with black rexine covers. Fair. (Top of spine dam.; 10 plts. in front part marginal waterstaining in lower corners near spine, 20 plts. in rear part more or less damp/waterst., other plts. with usual light foxing in margins, some foxing throughout text pages). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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