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        THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF NICHOLAS NICKLEBY

      London: Chapman & Hall, (1839) - London: Chapman and Hall, (1839). First Edition of the Dickens classic, a very good copy. Custom bound in forest green half oasis morocco leather with marbled boards, raised bands, red leather title label, extra gilt. Shows extremely well. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. 1st book edition, later state

      Chapman and Hall, London, 1839, - DICKENS, Charles. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. With illustrations by Phiz. London : CHapman and Hall, 186, Strand, MDCCCXXXIX [1839]. First Edition. Pp (4),[vii]-xvi,[1]-624,portrait frontis + 39 plates. 8vo, half calf, red and green morocco labels, raised bands and gilt decorations to spine, marbled boards, edges and endpapers. Not a first state, although it has the publisher's imprint on the frontispiece. Wear to edges, spine ends and outer hinges, boards rubbed/scuffed, darkening to margins of half of the plates, lacking half-title, else a very good, solid copy. 1,400.00 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF NICHOLAS NICKLEBY

      Chapman and Hall, London 1839 - An early twentieth-century binding with green cloth-covered boards. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. Panelled spine with gilt lettering and panel designs. Date at foot of spine. The spine has mellowed to brown, which is quite common with old green leather. This first edition in book form contains 39 etchings by Hablot K. Brown (Phiz) and a steel-engraved frontispiece portrait after the painting by David Maclise. The engraved frontispiece is in the first state with Chapman and Hall at the bottom, other plates do not have the imprint and are termed second state. Most of the textual errors as noted in Smith have not been corrected, although a few have been changed. Three plates are misbound: "Newman Noggs Leaves the Ladies" is found at p.166, "Nicholas Attracted by the Mention of His Sister's Name" at .308, and "The Children at Their Cousin's Grave" at p. 223. Plates and text are generally fresh and clean, occasional minor foxing only. Originally issued in twenty numbers bound in nineteen monthly parts. 624pp. See Smith 1:5, Eckel, pp64-66, Podeschi A41. Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Jack Sheppard. Illustrated by George Cruikshank. Bentley's Miscellany. [With autograph letter from Ainsworth.]

      London: Richard Bentley, 1839-40. - 8vo (9½" tall). Superb full red crushed morocco, by TOUT. Gilt raised bands and pallets, fine gilt tooling to panels. Boards framed with gilt floral corner tool. Gilt doublures with floral patterned endpapers. Top edge gilt. Slightly foxed. Armorial bookplate. Original issues of Bentley's Magazine, bound with special title page, contents and a preface dated 1889 by the collector John Waugh. Engraved frontispiece portrait. Autograph letter by Ainsworth in black ink bound in, dated 'Nov.r 15th 1844', 1¼ pages. A magnificent deluxe binding by TOUT of Ainsworth's best known title, with an autograph letter by the author. Ainsworth's letter is to Mackinlay, who is "unable to get G.C. to work upon the sheet, and know that there is a little misunderstanding between us" but hopes that Phiz will do it. Extensively illustrated by Cruikshank with fine engraved plates, which greatly enhanced the popularity of the title when published. Uniformly bound with our other selections from Bentley's Miscellany. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed to John Ramsay M'Culloch, (Daniel, 1782-1852, American Lawyer and Statesman)

      1839 - (1789-1864, the political economist), thanking him "for the copy of your Essay, which I shall read on the passage home. If I should notice any mistakes or errors, into which you may have been led, in respect to the system of Banking in the U States, I may trouble you with a letter . No one believes more sincerely than I do, in the truth & importance of all the general principles, which I understand you to maintain. I am, with great regard", 2 sides 8vo., Brunswick Hotel, [London], 19th November with 1 inch stub of blank conjugate leaf, into which extends a note in an old neat hand below the signature "d. October 24th 1852" When Webster was first in Congress, in 1812, he attacked the various tariff bills of the period, but by 1828 had become an aggressive champion of protection. From 1819 he appeared for the Bank of the United States in important constitutional cases. In a famous debate of 1830 he declared that the Union, in origin, preceded the States, with its own range of powers, of which the Supreme Court was the only proper arbiter. Nullification by individual states could result only in violence and civil war. In these terms he continued to support the Bank in the Senate, both on principle and as a client. He was re-elected Senator in 1839 from Massachusetts, and was Secretary of State 1840-1843 and 1850-1852, the post in which he achieved the greatest satisfaction for his talents. In 1842 he successfully concluded the Webster-Ashburton treaty on the boundary of Maine with Canada. Webster's orations of 1820, commemorating the Pilgrim Fathers, and of 1825, at the laying of the corner-stone of the Bunker Hill monument, are still famous. When 'The Scotsman' was founded in 1817, M'Culloch contributed to an early number, with the result that he was made its editor 1818-1820. He also contributed for many years to the Edinburgh Review. He published the 'Principles of Political Economy', 1825, of which he was Professor at London University, 1828-1832. From 1838 he was comptroller of the Stationery Office.

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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 until the year 1834 with an account of the remains of ancient Italy, and also of the roads leading to those remains.

      John Murray London 1839 - Tenth edition. 8vo (18 x 12 cms), pp.[1]xvi, 634, 8 publisher's list, folding map at rear, bookplate, ink signature, contemporary vellum backed boards, some wear to the lower board, spine gilt, rubbed and worn, red morocco label, gilt lettered; a very good copy. Provenance: bookplate "Cholmeley, Brandsby". Brandsby was the seat of the Cholmeley Family and located north of York. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed to Pierre Hippolyte Boutigny, accompanied by watercolor sketch of an alga

      Falaise 1839 - Brébisson, Louis Alphonse de (1798-1872). A.L.s. in French to Pierre Hippolyte Boutigny (1798-1884), accompanied by watercolor drawing of Hygrocrocis arsenici. Falaise, 29 October 1839. 3pp. plus address. 196 x 161 mm.; drawing measures 77 x 121 mm. Mounted.Brébisson was one of the first botanists to discover microscopic algae, on which he published several works. He was the author of Flore de la Normandie (1836 and later editions), and contributed to the monumental Flore générale de France (1828-29). Brébisson also made important contributions to the development of photography: he pioneered the art of photography in Normandy, was one of the first in France to use collodion negatives, and in 1849 built a camera adapted for use with a microscope, which he employed in his scientific researches. "His work on microscopic seaweeds and diatoms stimulated further research, and was still being cited at the end of the century" (Frizot, A New History of Photography, p. 276).Brébisson's letter, written to a professor of chemistry in Evreux, reads as follows:Monsieur,Sans une absence de quelques jours que je viens de faire, je n'aurais pas été aussi longtemps à vous accuser réception de votre lettre et de l'algue intéressante qu'elle renfermait, production qui a pour moi le plus grand intérêt comme ses congénères et dont je vous remercie beaucoup.Je veux aussi vous dire combien l'annonce de jouir quelquefois de votre instructive correspondance a de prix pour moi et veuillez croire combien je mettrai toujours d'empressement à mériter vos communications.Je ne vous ai point effacé sur la lutte de nos confrères par que la délivrance de nos mémoires n'est point une condition imposée, mais facultative. Vous devriez bien, au contraire, nous faire cadeau de quelques unes de vos fréquentes et précieuses observations et pour vous montrer que nous sommes sans rancune, je vous promets insertion dans nos bulletins et vous assure d'avance de notre reconnaissance.Votre hygrocrocis est, comme tous les autres, formé de filamens qui, dans chaque espèce, présentent des formes toujours un peu différentes selon les milieux dans lesquels ils se sont développés. Mais, par conséquent, il sera très difficile de limiter les espèces que l'on peut pour ainsi dire, faire à volonté. Je viens d'en trouver un très beau dans l'eau de laitue. Quant aux vôtre, de substances mélangés, son nom ne peut être réduit à l'expression d'un simple origine, permettez-moi donc de lui donner le nom de son inventeur et le placer dans mon herbier sous le nom d'Hygrocrocis Boutignyana.Je ne connais pas M. Gilgencrantz, mais desqu'il est votre ami et Algologue, je serais charmé d'avoir des rapports avec lui et s'il désirait de mes Algues dont un grand nombre sont nouvelles, je les lui communiquerais avec plaisir.Agréez, Monsieur, l'assurance de la parfaite considération avec laquelle j'ai l'honneur d'être votre tout dévoué serviteur,De BrébissonIn the letter Brébisson thanks Boutigny for sending him a species of algae (hygrocrocis), and expresses pleasure in their mutual correspondence. He describes Boutigny's specimen as being, "like all others, formed of filaments which, in each species, present themselves a little differently depending on the environments in which they developed." He proposes to put the specimen into his own herbarium under the name of Hygrocrocis boutignyana, after its discoverer. The letter is accompanied by a watercolor sketch of an alga, Hygrocrocis arsenici.

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        Esquisses sur Navarre.

      1839 - Livre d'occasion Deux vol. in-8 rel. époque demi-chagrin havane, dos à 4 faux nerfs soulignés de pointillés et filets dorés, fleurons, auteur et titre dorés, [2] ff., 568 pp., 7 planches de vues lithographiées + [2] ff., XVI-148 pp., 1 plan des châteaux et jardins en lithogr. dépl. h.-t., titres gravés sur bois par Lacoste d'ap. de Lonlay, nbr. lettrines, armoiries et culs-de-lampe gravés sur bois dans le texte. Monographie historique sur le château de Navarre près d'Evreux. Un des rares exemplaire imprimés sur Jésus vélin. L'auteur fut un des fondateurs de l'Académie ébroïcienne. Réf. bibliographiques : Frere I, 57. Condition : Reliure agréable malgré 2 coins un peu frottés ; rouss. claires et modérées limitées à certaines marges, papier de 2 pl. bruni (mais la lith. contrecollée reste fraîche), 1 f. réparé en marge, bel exemplaire. 1910g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bradshaw's Railway Companion. Bradshaw's Railway Time Tables, and Assistant to Railway Travelling, 25th October, 1839

      Shepherd and Sutton, and Wyld, London 1839 - This tiny book is dated on the front fixed endpaper 10th Mo. 25th, 1839. It is bound in purplish grained cloth with a gilt oblong on the front cover with green design and lettering - "Bradshaw's Railway Companion" and "Price 1s". The "Address" at the beginning of the book states that "This book is published by the assistance of the several Railway Companies, on which account the information it contains may be depended upon as being correct and authentic. ". Followed by 2 double page maps, then London to Birmingham double page time table, Birmingham to London double page time table, Great Western Railway double page time table, double page map of The Grand Junction & Manchester & Birmingham Railways, double page Hackney Coach fares from Euston Station, London and Car fares from the railway station , Birmingham, doublepage map of Birmingham, double page time table of Birmingham to Liverpool and Manchester, double page map of Railways in Lancashire, with handcoloured lines in yellow and red, double page time table of Liverpool to Manchester, double page map of Liverpool, double page Hackney Coach Fares from Limesreet Station Liverpool, double page map of Manchester, double page time table of Newcastle to Carlisle, double page map of Leeds, one page of lists of trains and fares from Birmingham and Derby, Manchester and Leeds, Manchester, Bolton and Bury, North Union Railway, Nottingham and Derby, and Sheffield and Rotherham. The final page is Thompson's Table, "shewing the rate of travelling per hour" and Great Western Railway London to Twyford and Twyford to London on the rear fixed endpaper. Two tiny ink marks on front cover, otherwise an almost perfect copy of this rare and delightful book. Forgot to mention the lovely folding map at the front, withhand-coloured railway lines of England and Wales, in perfect condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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]

      Breitkopf & Härtel [PNs 6022, 6023, 6024] [1839], Leipsic - First Editions. Very scarce. Not in Krause. Müller-Reuter I, pp. 131-133. Hoboken 10: 201, 202, 203. "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." "The three quartets op.44, written during the idyllic period of Mendelssohn's honeymoon and first year of marriage, show signs of a Classical tendency." R. Larry Todd in Grove online Folio. Unbound, as issued. I: 13; 11; 11; 9 pp.II: 13; 11; 11; 11 pp. III: 15; 13; 13; 13 pp. With fine decorative titles printed in sepia to each quartet. Staining (mostly marginal) to first few leaves of first quartet, including title, and outer edges of third quartet, otherwise very good copies.

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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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        Dictionnaire historique de la médecine ancienne et moderne, ou précis de l'histoire générale, technologique et littéraire de la médecine, suivi de la bibliographie médicale du dix-neuvième siècle, et d'un répertoire bibliographique par ordre de matières.

      Paris, Béchet jeune, 1828-1839 - 4 vol. in-8, T.I : XXIV, 902 pp. ; T.II : (6), 690 pp. ; T.III : VIII, 821 pp., T.IV : (4), 443 pp.; demi-chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs, rares rousseurs, très bon exemplaire. Garrison & Morton, 6709.1 Un des principaux dictionnaires de bio-bibliographie médicale parus au 19ème siècle. Dezeimeris fut médecin et bibliothécaire de la Faculté de médecine de Paris. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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]

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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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 BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER.

      1839 - (BOOKBINDING) THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER. Oxford: The University, 1839. 24mo. Full embossed leather. Unpaginated. A handsome example of a polychromatic binding common in the 1830s. With a pi pale green and gold floral cross on both front and rear covers and white watered-silk decorative endpapers. Fine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Entry to the Bay of New York taken from Staten Island

      Paris, Coblenz and London 1839 - Shortly after their arrival in the New World, Bodmer and Prince Maximilian boarded the steamer Boston bound for New York via Providence, Rhode Island. They arrived in New York at noon on the 9th July 1832. Bodmer later sketched the scene of their arrival from Staten Island: a day of squally showers, a sailing ship moored in the bay is momentarily in the shadow of a passing cloud, from a vantage point some half a mile inland the viewer looks out past the Narrows, guarded by Fort Lafayette, Coney Island just visible four or five miles in the distance, and finally to the Atlantic beyond. 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 Salathé after Bodmer, printed in colours and finished by hand, blindstamp.

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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.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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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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