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        vig. VIII] Cave-In-Rock - View on the Ohio

      Paris 1839 - Karl Bodmer. From Travels in the Interior of North America. Paris, 1832-1843. Hand-colored aquatint engravings. Paper size approximately 12 x 17 ½’ Condition: Some areas of foxing along margins of paper, not affecting main image. Karl Bodmer was a little-known Swiss painter when he was chosen by Prince Maximilian of Prussia to accompany his voyage to America, in order to document in pictorial terms the expedition. With the rest of Maximilian’s company, the two traveled among the Plains Indians from 1832 to 1834, a time when the Plains and the Rockies were still virtually unknown. They arrived in the West before acculturation had begun to change the lives of the Indians, and Bodmer, who was a protegé of the great naturalist von Humbolt, brought a trained ethnologist’s eye to the task. The Bodmer/Maximilian collaboration produced a record of their expedition that is incontestably the finest early graphic study of the Plains tribes. Maximilian and Bodmer journeyed from St. Louis up the Missouri River on the American Fur Company steamboat “Yellowstone,” stopping at a series of forts built by the Fur Company and meeting their first Indians at Bellevue. The travelers continued on another steamboat, “Assiniboin,” to Fort Union, where they met the Crees and Assiniboins. The expedition spent its first winter at Fort Clark, where the Mandans in particular excited Bodmer’s attention, although he was also to draw the Minatarri and Crow peoples. The explorers continued by keelboat to Fort Mackenzie, which proved to be the westernmost point of their journey. After living among and studying the Blackfeet for several weeks, Maximilian decided that it was too dangerous to continue, so the travelers returned southward, reaching St. Louis in May 1834. After the conclusion of the journey, Bodmer spent four years in Paris supervising the production of the aquatints made from his drawings. These prints rank with the finest Western art in any medium, and they are the most complete record of the Plains Indians before the epidemics of the mid-19th century had decimated their numbers, and before the white man’s expansion had taken their lands. In contrast to other artist-explorers of the 19th century, such as George Catlin, Bodmer was well-trained in the classic European tradition. The work that he did in America is considered to be the high point of a distinguished career. Perhaps more significant, the plates made from Bodmer's sketches were the first truly accurate images of the Plains Indians to reach the general public. Because the 1837 smallpox epidemic killed more than half the Blackfeet and almost all the Mandans, Bodmer’s visually striking work, together with prince Maximilian’s detailed studies of these tribes, form the primary accounts of what became virtually lost cultures. These spectacular and atmospheric images are important and beautiful records of the landscape of the American West as it appeared when Bodmer saw it, just before westward expansion took hold and began the indelible transformation of the frontier.

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        Landschaft mit dem Zusammenfluss des Jellowstone Flusses mit dem Missouri, "Vereinigung des Jellow-Stone Flusses mit dem Missouri. - Reunion de La Riviere Pierre Jaune avec le Missouri. - Junction of the Yellow Stone River with the Missouri".

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

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        Secretarial Letter

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

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        THE POETICAL WORKS OF PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY Edited by Mrs Shelley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        California: A History of Upper and Lower California.

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

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

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

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        Suggestions Relative to the Philosophy of Geology

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

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        Monuments Français Inédits pour Servir à l’Histoire des Arts, Depuis le VIe siècle jusqu’au commencement du XVIIe. Choix de Costumes Civils et Militaires, d’Armes, Armures, Instruments de Musique, Meubles de toute espèce, et de Décorations Intérieures et Extérieures des Maisons. Dessinés. par. et accompagnés d’un texte Historique et Descriptif par André Pottier.

      Paris: Chez Mlle Willeman 1839 - Folio, 2 volumes, with a hand coloured second title in volume I plus 300 fine engraved plates, of which 184 are hand coloured, either entirely or in part, marbled endpapers, bound in later green half morocco, gilt titled spines, some minor wear to extremities otherwise a fine clean set. A magnificent collection originally issued in parts over the previous 3 decades, illustrating over a millennia of French decorative arts, including costume, weaponry, architecture and furniture, with skilful and bright colouring.

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        Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott

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

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        Memoirs of The Life of Sir Walter Scott

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

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        Charakteristik der Schichten und Petrefacten des sächsisch-böhmischen Kreidegebirges.

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

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        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]

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        The Angler's Desideratum

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

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        2 ALS ("Zedlitz" and "Z").

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

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

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

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

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

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        HISTORIA DE LA AMERICA.

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

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

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

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        Die Burgvesten und Ritterschlösser der österreichischen Monarchie - nebst der topographisch-pittoresken Schilderung ihrer Umgebungen, der Familienkunde ihrer ehemaligen und jetzigen Besitzer, der Lebensweise und Characteristik des Ritterthums und den Geschichten und Sagen der österreichischen Vorzeit - 8 Bände., Band 1 - 8.

      Brünn, Traßler, 1839 - 214, 215, 215, 215, 216, 167, 166, 166 Seiten sehr schöne Privatbindung, Goldprägung am Buchrücken, jeder Teil außer Band 2 mit gestochenem Frontispiz ( in Band 2 fehlt das Frontispiz) Papier altersbedingt etwas gedunkelt, sonst alle sieben Bände guter Zustand Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1550 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

      [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.

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

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

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        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]

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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]

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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]

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books, ABAA]
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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]

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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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