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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

      [Bookseller: Fábula Libros (Librería Jiménez-Bravo)]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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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]

      [Bookseller: California Bookseller - J. R. Aboud]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: D&D Galleries - ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Good Sheppard Fine Bindings]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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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".

      [Bookseller: Libreria BACBUC]
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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

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Antonio Mateos]
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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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        Le Daguerreotype

      Bachelier, Paris 1839 - First Edition. [4], 903, [1-errata] pages. 3/4 cloth over marbled boards. Exlibrary, properly deaccessioned (occasional stamp, library bookplate on front pastedown endpaper). Binding is sound, noting chipping to the cloth at the outer hinges and corners. Uniform browning internally, paper still supple. Housed in a custom case with leather spine, raised bands and gilt lettering. Contains 'Le Daguerreotype', the first real public announcement of Daguerre's historic photographic process. Horblit 21b (One Hundred Books Famous in Science) notes it is the 'First disclosure of Daguerre's process'. 'Arago . made a brief announcement on Daguerre's process in the Chamber on 7 January 1839, and in the following August printed [ as offered here ] the full text of his report thereon made to a joint session of the Chamber of Deputies and the Academy of Sciences.' (PMM 318). We offer the entire volume 9, July to December 1839, which also includes additional articles. Le Daguerreotype is found on pages 250-267. Hard Cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books ( ABAA / ILAB )]
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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]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Brick Row Book Shop, ABAA]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Librería J. Cintas]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Elaine Beardsell (ABA,PBFA )]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Nicholas Goodyer ABA ILAB]
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        Esquisses Africaines. Dessinées pendant un voyage à Alger et lithographiées par Adolphe Otth Dr.

      Berne, Chez J. F. Wagner Lithographe, 1839. - In-folio [440 x 350 mm] ; titre illustré lithographié-1 f. non ch. [Avant-propos daté de 1838]-6 ff. non ch. [Explication des planches]-30 lithographies couleurs h.-t. [1-30], demi-veau marron, dos lisse orné très joliment orné, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, rel. de l'époque, très bel exemplaire. Bourquelot, t. V, La Littérature Française Contemporaine, p. 566. Gay, 830. Playfair, Algeria, 773. Édition originale rare. First edition with colord plates. Complete. VERY NICE COPY. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Hérodote]
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        Ikonographische Darstellung der nicht-syphillitischen Hautkrankheiten. Mit darauf bezüglichem systematischem Texte. Unter Mitwirkung (von Friedrich Leberecht) Trüstedt.

      F.A. Brockhaus,, Leipzig, 1839 - Leipzig, F.A. Brockhaus, 1839. Folio. XV S., 96 S. und 30 farbig lithographierten Tafeln. Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und wenig Rückenvergoldung. Hirsch-H. I 432. - Nicht bei Waller. Erste Ausgabe. Mit dem Reihentitel: Ikonographische Encyklopädie der bildlichen Darstellung . der Medicin . Erste Abteilung. Schöner, und durch die gewählte Technik der Farblithographie leuchtender Atlas. Effektiv wurden nur die Grundfarben, meist in Sepia gedruckt. Alle anderen Farben wurden später von Hand aquarelliert. Behrend war Oberarzt der Berliner Sittenpolizei. - Alle Tafeln mit einem zusätzlichen weissen Deckblatt. Vereinzelt schwach stockfleckig. Einbandrücken fachgerecht restauriert. Sprache: Deutsch Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und wenig Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        Transaction of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Vol XIV Part I 1839 By Sir Charles Bell, of the Third Pair of Nerves, Being the First of a Series of Papers in Explantion of the Difference in the Origins of the Nerves of the Encephalon

      Neill and Co., Old Fish Market Edinburgh 1839 - Very good condition, pages 1-358, brown thin board binding, 16 original papers: On Terrestial Magnetic Intensity by James David Forbes (1809-1868) a Scottish physicist from Edinburgh and a pioneer in the study of radiant heat in tourmaline cyrstals. Sir Charles Bell (1774-1842) leading anatomist, physiologist and neurologist at Edinburgh. He recognized that lesions of the seventh nerve could give rise to facial palsy (Bell palsy). 0.0 Third Pair of Nerves, Being the First of a Series of Papers in Explantion of the Difference in the Origins of the Nerves of the Encephalon (with woodcut plate) Poisonous properties of Hemlock, alkaloid, by Robert Christison Invention of Pantograph, William Wallace A pantograph is a mechanical linkage connected in a manner based on parallelograms so that the movement of one pen, in tracing an image, produces identical movements in a second pen. A more complicated version called the eidograph was developed by William Wallace (1768–1843) in 1831. Single and Correct Vision by W P Alison 4 plates, 1 foldable [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: ANTON PRIVATE COLLECTION]
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        VOYAGE DANS L'AMERIQUE MERIDIONALE EXECUTE PENDANT LES ANNEES 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832 ET 1833 - TOME QUATRIEME - 1ERE PARTIE, 2EME PARTIE : MAMMIFERES ET 3EME PARTIE : OISEAUX

      PITOIS-LEVRAULT / LEVRAULT 1839 - R300000456: 362 + 32 + 395 pages illustrées d'une carte dépliante couleur avec légende (carte n°5) et d'un tableau dépliant. Quelques tableaux dans le texte. Tampon de bibliothèque. Frontispice avec serpente. Dos à 4 nerfs. Titre, tomaison, bibliothèque et nom du relieur doré. Quelques accrocs. (LE BRESIL, LA REPUBLIQUE ORIENTALE DE L'URUGUAY, LA REPUBLIQUE ARGENTINE, LA PATAGONIE, LA REPUBLIQUE DU CHILI, LA REPUBLIQUE DE BOLIVIA, LA REPUBLIQUE DU PEROU) In-Folio Relié cuir dos-coins. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Rousseurs Classification Dewey : 580-Botanique [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Biographical Sketches and Interesting Anecdotes of Persons of Color to which is added a Selection of Pieces of Poetry

      Trustees of the residuary estate of Lindley Murray [1839], New York - 408p, third edition of this work that was first published in 1826, period leather-binding with old repairs and edge wear, spine worn with gilt bands but title worn away, period owner's name inked on free front fly leaf, darkened endpapers with foxing and slight foxing throughout. Mott's book was stunning for the period in its attempt to humanize people of color through short biographies, stories demonstrating the humanity of blacks, and evidence of their creativity through poetry. Her sketches range internationally in scope (Sierra Leone, the Caribbean, Liberia, the US), including the well-known (Toussaint L'Ouverture, Phyllis Wheatley), the obscure (Poor Sarah. Billy and Jenny), and Native Americans (Good Old Ruth the Pequot, Margaret Ann Crutchfield). This edition was published during a period of intense violence against abolitionists, particularly women. Abigail Field Mott (1766-1851) lived in Westchester County, NY before moving to Burlington, NJ. She was an observant Quaker and aunt by marriage to abolitionist and feminist Lucretia Coffin Mott. In this book, she sought "to encourage virtue and morality in the different classes of society; and by bringing into view the effects which a system of slavery has on the human mind, and the dreadful consequences of that arbitrary power invested in the slaveholder over his fellow-being, to show how it hardens the heart and petrifies the feelings." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fisher's Illustrations of Constantinople and its Environs / Constantinople and the scenery of the seven churches of Asia Minor

      Fisher, Son & Co. [1839], London and Paris - Fisher's illustrated Constantinople is a prime example of illustrated travel books of this era. This , the first series, has 48 tissue guarded steel engraved plates, including the frontispiece, vignette title and map of Constantinople - collated and complete. NOTE - the contents only calls up 47 plates, but this volume seems to have an additional one [Ancient archway and cavern of the Balkan mountains] that is not referenced. Maroon leather binding with a very fancy blind embossed pattern to both boards and the backstrip. This book has been rebound in leather with the original leather overlaid. The only loss to the original leather is at the top / tail of the backstrip and along the backstrip edges. Corners / edges worn. Replacement endpapers. Some brown spotting throughout, more prominant towards beginning and end of book. aeg. 28x23 cm. Allom was an architect and topographical illustrator and founder member of RIBA. Known for his meticulous work this, together with his architecural origins, are quite apparent in this work. [Houfe] The engravings herein are truly atmospheric and accomplished, taking in the 'humdrum' of every day life, such as in the village of Babec, to the majesty of some of the building interiors such as the Mosque in Santa Sophia to the truly impressive views such as Constantinople seen from the Golden Horn. It is truly fascinating. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Little Book Store]
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        Oeuvres complètes avec des Extraits de DAUBENTON et la Classification de CUVIER.

      Furne Et Cie, Paris 1839 - BUFFON George Louis Le Clerc Comte de - TRAVIES Edouard - JANET LANGE - DOUDIEU - Oeuvres complètes avec des Extraits de DAUBENTON et la Classification de CUVIER.Paris. Furne et Cie. 1839.6 forts volumes grands in-8 ( 28 / 18 cm ) demi basane brune. Titre et tomaison dorés sur dos lisse. Quadruple filets dorés en place des nerfs. Fleuron doré central. Guirlandes dorées en tête et queue.Nombreuses rousseurs.Ouvrage orné de planches en couleurs hors-texte ( Cartes, animaux ). Les planches d'animaux sont illustrées par JANET LANGE, DOUDIEU.Les planches d'oiseaux sont illustrées par TRAVIES Edouard.Tome I. 782 pages.Matières générales - Théorie de la Terre.Eloge de Buffon par Vicq d'Azyr. Réponse de St Lambert. Eloge historique. Discours et réponses. Théorie de la Terre. Epoques de la Nature. Explication de la Carte géographique. Histoire des Minéraux. Portrait de Buffon en frontispice. Cartes de l'Ancien continent, et du nouveau continent. Carte de la chaîne des Montagnes de Langres. Cartes de Régions Polaire Artique et Antartique. Tome II. 775 pages.Matières générales II - Théorie de la Terre II - Mineraux.Nombreux tableaux à pleine page.Tome III. 726 pages.Mammifères.1 Planche expériences sujet de la Génération. 1 planche L'Homme.11 planches Animaux.Tome IV. 784 pages.Mammifères II.29 planches Animaux.Tome V. 653 pages.Oiseaux I.44 planches Oiseaux.Tome VI. 752 pages.Oiseaux II.30 planches Oiseaux.Table méthodique des espèces de Mammifères ou Mammaires ou Pilifères qui ont été décrites par Buffon d'après M. Desmarest.Ordre alphabétique des Gravures.Avis au relieur pour le placement des Gravures des Oeuvres cpmplètes de Buffon, Six volumes Grand in-octavo. naturelles. Sciences

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        The Art of Painting in Oil, and in Fresco: Being a History of the Various Processes and Materials Employed, from Its Discovery, By Hubert and John Van Eyck, to the Present Time, Translated from the Original French Treatise of M. J. F. L. Mérimée,. with Original Observations . by W. B. Sarsfield Taylor .

      Whittaker & Co., London 1839 - 8vo. xliv, 371 pp., Original blue-green T-grain cloth; title in gilt on spine, and the boards blocked with a design in blind; yellow coated endpapers. With two hand-colored plates, the first the frontispiece of English Chromatic Scale (Moses Harris's colour-wheel), the second after p. 244 of the French Chromatic Scale (Merimee's). The 1839 London translation of Merimee's book, originally published in French in 1830. Cloth spotted and unevenly sunned on the upper board; inner hinged neatly mended; else a very good copy. With the penciled signature of Nash Hood and with three pencil sketches, apparently by him, on the endpapers. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Au Bureau de la Société des Publications Illustrées, Paris 1839 - 782 pp. + 775 pp. + 726 pp. + 784 pp. + 653 pp. + 728 pp., 6 volumes forts in-8° (17 x 26 cm), demi-chagrin fuschia, dos lisses ornés. Portrait de l'auteur en frontispice, 5 cartes et 116 planches d'illustrations en couleurs (1 ou 2 illustrations par planche). T.I - Matières générales - Théorie de la terre 1 ; T.II - Matières générales - Théorie de la terre 2 - Minéraux ; T.III - Mammifères 1 ; T.IV - Mammifères 2 ; T.V - Oiseaux 2 ; T.VI - Oiseaux 2. Défauts d'usage, petits manque de cuir, frottements, rousseurs irrégulières, certains cahiers brunis, page de titre et 1ère planche du tome 2 des Oiseaux volantes, brochage solide, gardes en bon état. Assez bon ensemble. Fort in-8° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Essai historique sur l'abbaye de Cluny

      Chez Popelain, Libraire, Dijon 1839 - Suivi de "Pièces justificatives et de divers fragments de la correspondance de Pierre-le-Vénérable avec Saint Bernard". Six magnifiques planches gravées avec un plan dépliant du plus grand édifice de la Chrétienté (jusqu'à la construction de Saint-Pierre de Rome), des images de l'abbaye avant sa destruction et une vue d'une rue de la ville ancienne de Cluny. Très bon état de conservation: Reliure d'origine très robuste avec titre et décor doré sur le dos, une minime éraillure (5 x 3 mm) de la coiffe inférieure et quelques rousseurs n'altérant pas le texte ou la qualité des gravures sous serpentes (toutes sauf la première). 508 pages. Ouvrage exceptionnel. Introuvable. Poids 900 g environ. Photos additionnelles sur demande. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Travels in Europe for the use of travellers on the continent, including the Island of Sicily; where the author had never been till the year 1834 etc

      John Murray, London 1839 - Tenth edition. 12mo. Pp, xvi, 634. Publisher's adverts tipped onto front and back paste-down endpapers (August 1839). Printed in double columns. Multi-folding engraved map in very good order. Original cloth, gilt, ruled blind, a little rubbed and marked but a very sound, solid copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leakey's Bookshop Ltd.]
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        No. 58 Pl. 287 Wild Turkey Male

      0 - Hand-colored lithograph by J.T. Bowen after John James Audubon. From the First Octavo edition of the Birds of America, From Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories. New York and Philadelphia: J. J. Audubon and J. B. Chevalier, 1839-44. Paper dimensions: 10 x 6 ½ inches. A tireless entrepreneur, John James Audubon devoted himself to an unprecedented project, becoming the first to attempt the seemingly insurmountable task of documenting all the bird life of North America. This venture grew out of a genuine and passionate interest in his subjects, and Audubon determined not only to complete a project that no one else had undertaken, but to approach it in an entirely innovative manner. His style and his persona were much like the notion of America itself: ambitious, animated and larger than life. The artist's tireless efforts and remarkable talent culminated in the publication in London of his 435-plate Birds of America (1827-1838), undoubtedly the greatest work on birds ever produced. The celebration of this quintessentially American work, and the enterprising, talented artist who created it, has grown steadily since the time of its publication. Even before the double elephant folio edition had been completed, Audubon was planning the octavo edition in order to make his magnificent Birds of America available to a wider spectrum of people. In the introduction to the first part of his reduced format edition, Audubon wrote that he had "been frequently asked, for several years past, by numerous friends of science, both in America and Europe, to present to them and to the public a work on the Ornithology of our country, similar to my large work, but of such dimensions, and at such price, as would enable every student or lover of nature to place it in his Library." All of the birds from Audubon's original folio aquatints were reduced by camera lucida for lithography by the artist's son John Woodhouse, and new species were added. The octavo edition was expanded to 500 plates, and included the text of Audubon's "Ornithological Biography." Because it incorporates Audubon's text and several new plates, this edition is also considered the first complete edition of Audubon's Birds of America, as well as the first American edition. It was beautifully printed and colored by John Bowen of Philadelphia (with the exception of Pl.136 - Pl.150 adeptly executed by Endicott in New York), one of the finest American lithographers of his day, and issued in 100 serial parts over a five-year span. Audubon's "little work," as he called it, was a great success, attracting nearly 1,200 subscribers and becoming the format through which Audubon's ornithology was most widely disseminated in the nineteenth century. This was prepared by Emily Nhaissi for Arader Galleries. I guarantee its accuracy. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Histoire de L'Empereur Napoléon

      Paris: J.-J. Dubochet et C[i]e, 1839 - (BINDING, FRENCH) 4to. Frontispiece and woodcuts to text throughout. 802 pp. Full contemporary straight-grained citron-brown morocco, covers gilt- stamped with a large "N" and eagle emblem surrounded by large flroal sprays and volutes, a.e.g., green moiré endpapers. Spine lightly faded, else fine. In a morocco-tipped crimson cloth open-faced slipcase [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BOZ". Lithographed Portrait of Charles Dickens. D. Lawrence, Delt. E. Brown, Jr. Lith.

      Published by E. Brown Junr. Printed by N. Currier, New York., New York: 1839 - Image of a young Dickens [bust aspect, after the "Nickleby Portrait" by Maclise] lithographed on proof paper & laid down on stiffer stock, measuring 22-1/2" x 16-3/4". Quite scarce; the first time we've been able to offer this item. Lithograph paper itself shows a bit of soiling & wear with mostly vertical stress line [repaired tear?] to right edge [does not affect image itself]. Stiffer stock shows minor edgewear & some foxing. Frame is Fine. Housed in an attractive gilt frame. Image - 11-3/4" x 8-7/8". Framed: 25" x 19-1/2". Cf. Conningham 643. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Beauties of the Bosphorus

      London : Published for the proprietors, by G. Virtue, 1839-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Royal quarto. 164 pages, 87 pl: illustrations, map ; 28 cm. Bound in contemporary full green moroccan leather. Gilt lettering and tooling on spine. Gilt tooling in Cambridge-style on front cover. Inlaid gilt tooling on inside board extremities. 5 raised bands. marbled end pages. AEG. Good binding and cover. Wear to extremities. All plates called for, including map, are present. Clean, unmarked pages. Ships daily.

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        Poems, now first collected

      London: Edward Moxon, , 1839 . Octavo (161 × 100 mm). Brown morocco-textured skiver presentation binding, title gilt to spine which is gilt in compartments, ornate gilt panelling surrounding large gilt urn device to both boards, all edges gilt, neatly rebacked with the greater part of the original spine laid down. A little rubbed at the extremities, light toning, but overall very good. First edition. Presentation inscription to the front free endpaper; "To Mrs. [Fanny] Kemble with Leigh's kind regards. 15th January 1872." Inscribed to the great actress by her son-in-law. Bookplate of Butler Place, the suburban Philadelphia home of Kemble and her husband Pierce Butler, which passed to her as part of the settlement of their 1863 divorce. Fanny Kemble, the British-born actress, settled in America following a "triumphal tour". Despite her abolitionist sentiments, she married the plantation-owning Butler, and after a brief visit to his estates in Georgia wrote Journal of a Residence on a Georgia Plantation, considered to be the best portrayal of plantation life by a writer of abolitionist sentiment. Lord Leigh, poet and literary patron, friend and admirer of Lord Byron, was the father of Canon James Wentworth Leigh who married Fanny and Pierce's younger daughter Frances Butler Leigh in June 1871. Lord Leigh, like Kemble, strongly opposed slavery. His poetry was not widely known but was "much prized by the scholarly few", his "early verse is mildly libertine, the later mildly pious. The principal work is a sequence of verse epistles addressed 'to a friend in town' arguing liberal positions on the aesthetic and economic questions of the day. Byron was ever the point of departure… Chandos Leigh thought and lived as a more civilized Byron might have done." (ODNB) In his preface Leigh remarks, "Surely every real friend of freedom… fervently hopes for the abolition of slavery in America." Further, in the poem "America," he writes "thus where each citizen is deem'd the heir/Of liberty plague-spots of slavery come:/Nature has never written in her tome/That colour gives monopoly to 'whites'/Of freedom…" In his annotations to the poem he quotes extensively from Chevalier and Tocqueville whose recent works inform this poem. His son began holding services for freed slaves on Pierce Butler's estate in 1873, and through the efforts of both he and his wife a church was built "for the Colored People of McIntosh County," St. Cyprian's at Darien, Georgia, which was consecrated in 1876, and still stands today, Clearly this book, in its delicate presentation binding, was intended by Leigh as an affectionate tribute to his son's new mother-in-law, a fellow author whose liberal sentiments he much admired. An extremely attractive association.

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        Switzerland. Illustrated in a series of views. . 2 vols.

      1839 1839 - London 1838-1839. 4to.Or.cl. (rebacked with the orig. backstrip preserved). Gilt. E.g. With 2 full-page illust. title-vigns., 106 full-page engrv. plates each with its orig. tissue guard, fold. map, and advert s at end of Vol. II. Some minor foxing, but mostly a fine clean copy. Complete.

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        S. Porch de Chartres Cathedral

      [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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