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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.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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      [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. 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. . 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

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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’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 – "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 – all neatly trimmed and mounted. The title page for the "Labyrinth" is in Dutch – t’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]

      [Bookseller: Robert McDowell Antiquarian Books]
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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'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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      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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        Storia della pittura italiana esposta coi monumenti.

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

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        Assiniboin Indians

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The first steeple chase on record

      Ben Brooks, London 1839 - 4 gravures met voorstellingen uit een engelse steeple chase.

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

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

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        Le Livre Du Roy Modus et De La Royne Racio

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

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        St. Etienne du Mont and The Pantheon, Paris

      [London] 1839 - A very fine image from Boys' 'Picturesque Architecture in Paris, Ghent, Antwerp, Rouen &c': ''a work of exceeding beauty' (Abbey) and one of the most important in the history of English colour-printing. This print represents part of what was the first serious challenge to the supremacy in England of the hand-coloured aquatint. The plates in Boys' Picturesque Architecture in Paris, Ghent, Antwerp, Rouen &c 'are produced entirely by means of lithography: they are printed with oil-colours, and come from the press precisely as they now appear.' As detailed in the Descriptive Notice, it was strictly stipulated by the publisher that no colour be added, and goes on to state that previous attempts at chromolithography had suffered from an unnatural flatness 'whereas in these views, the various effects of light and shade, of local colour and general tone, result from graduated tone. The atmospheric appearance of the skies, giving day-light appearance to the out-door scenes, is the best evidence of the purity and relevance of the tints of colour; which.combine solidity with transparency'. Boys fully explored the range of possibilities that the new technique offered: one subject is presented as if it were 'a crayon sketch heightened with colour', others 'a sepia drawing, with touches of colour.a slight sketch in water-colours.a finished oil painting', etc. Abbey waxes lyrical about the work: "A very beautiful [work].Apart from the brilliance, sensitivity, and.mastery of the drawing on stone there is the great.technical and artistic achievement of Hullmandel in making possible the transmission of such drawings, and in developing the cool, transparent, graduated tints, subtle in colouring.the [work] appears to have made a great impression at the time, King Louis 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 Thomas Shotter Boys , London: Architectural Press, 1928; cf. Friedman 134; Tooley 105. Lithograph by Shotter Boys. Printed in colours by Charles Hullmandel, deluxe edition, trimmed to the subject as issued, mounted on archival mount. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

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

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

      Paris 1839 - Karl Bodmer. From Travels in the Interior of North America. Paris, 1832-1843. Hand-colored aquatint engravings. Paper size approximately 17 ½’ x 22½’ Condition: light fading around margins of paper not affecting picture or print. Karl Bodmer was a little-known Swiss painter when he was chosen by Prince Maximilian of Prussia to accompany his voyage to America, in order to document in pictorial terms the expedition. With the rest of Maximilian’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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      London: Edward Moxon, Dover Street, 1839 - A large paper copy with plates on India paper - most of the illustrations first appeared as in-text vignettes in the 1830 & 1834 Cadell & Moxon editions of Poems and Italy. Turner's illustrations to Italy had a profound effect on the young Ruskin, who claimed they "determined the main tenor of my life." Ray praises Turner's "delicate and graceful vignettes, which are miracles of fine detail, [and] seem fairly to float upon the page." This copy inscribed on the title-page of volume one, "To Miss Coutts / from her sincere friend/ The Author." Rogers and Miss Angela Burdett-Coutts (1814-1906) were good friends. She was the wealthiest woman in England and also close to Dickens Large paper copy. 2 vols., 4to (11-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches). 58 engraved plates by J.M.W. Turner, 47 plates and 8 vignettes by Stothard, 12 plates and 9 vignettes by Flaxman and others, nearly all the plates on INDIA PAPER. viii, 264; viii, 274, [2, ads] pp. Contemporary pebbled maroon morocco, gilt urn on front and rear panels, a.e.g., by Hayday. Rubbing to binding and some minor spotting throughout. Ray, England, 13 & 15 (for illustrations) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Della storia delle finanze del Regno di Napoli

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

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

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

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        Voyage autour du monde entrepris par ordre du gouvernement sur la corvette 'La Coquille'

      P. Pourrat frères, Paris 1839 - Half calf, 2 vols., 8vo., pp. 6, 510,1 and 4, 547 (i.e. 548), 2. Portrait of Lesson as frontispiece in vol. I plus in total 41 plates h.t., of which 3 folding and 19 plates coloured by hand. Contemporary red calf over marbled boards, the gilt lined spine divided in five compartments by four raised bands, with the titles in the second and fourth compartment. Vignettes on title pages. Small woodcuts in the text. Occasional scattered spotting and minor browning. René Primevère Lesson received his primary education in Rochefort, then entered there the École de Médecine Navale (Naval Medical School) when he was almost sixteen. First he served as a pharmacist in the French navy, then became in charge of the natural history museum in Rochefort. After this he joined Duperrey's round-the-world voyage, which lasted from 1822 till 1825, both as pharmacist as well as botanist. On this voyage he as well was responsible for collecting natural history specimens and became the first naturalist to observe and describe living birds of paradise. After his return to France he worked seven years on the preparation of the material regarding vertebrates collected during this expedition and published the results in this book. During the period from 1826 - 1839 he published several other books on zoology and ornithology as well. The official account of the 1822-25 voyage under Duperrey was never published and so this account by the surgeon and naturalist on the 'Coquille' is the only separate narrative account. Lesson reported many important scientific details which Duperrey failed to publish in his account, including several extensive vocabularies and grammatical analyses, particularly of the Maori Language. The illustrations in this work include plates of views, native objects and tools, as well as coastal profiles and beautiful, hand coloured plates of a.o. the kangaroo, kiwi, opossum, platypus, wombat, and several birds of paradise. Chadenat 7072, Ferguson 2787, Hocken p. 73, Sabin 40214. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Selected works, including: The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Charles O'Malley The Irish Dragoon; Our Mess (consisting of Jack Hinton [and] Tom Burke), [and] Arthur O'Leary

      Dublin: William Curry, 1839-45 - Lever's vivid and rollicking pictures of military and hunting life were quite popular in his day, and remain a delight to read All are first editions except Arthur O'Leary, which is the second edition. 7 vols., 8vo. Illustrated by Phiz. Three quarters green morocco, spines gilt with alternating devices of crossed guns and clover leaves, a.e.g. Bookplates of C. L. Despard. Spines faded to brown, else fine. CBEL III:492-3 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rare document signed by George W. Stigall, the Carthage Jailer, and Otho Williams, a 2nd Lieutenant in the Carthage Greys who were supposed to protect Joseph and Hyrum Smith who were killed at the jail

      Manuscript Document Signed ?Alexander Caldwell? and ?G.W. Stigall,? 1p, 3.75? x 7?. Hancock County, Illinois, April 20, 1839. On verso, Autograph Docket Signed ?S Otho Williams / DC.? Fine condition.Document, in full, ?Alexander Caldwell vs George W Stigall} State of Illinois, Hancock County & Circuit Court ?" we hereby agree that the suit now pending between us in the Hancock Circuit Court shall be dismissed at the Costs of defendant Stigall. April 20th 1839.?Docket, in full, ?A. Caldwell / vs / Geo W Stigall / Agreement to dis / miss suit / Filed April 20th 1839 / W Williams clk / pr S Otho Williams / DC? all in the handwriting of Deputy Clerk Samuel Otho Williams.Carthage Jail was where the Prophet Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum were murdered by an angry mob on June 27, 1844. George W. Stigall was the Jailer at Carthage. Reportedly an admirer of the prisoners who he knew were innocent, Stigall is said to have suggested they go from h

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        Bentley's Plane Terrestrial Globe [WITH] Modern Geography, for the Student, the Man of Business, and all classes who wish to know something of the habitable Globe.

      Manchester: Bancks and Co., [1839]. - 4to., signed in 2's (9 1/8 x 9 ¼ inches). 2 engraved hand-colored maps of the hemispheres, each mounted as a volvelle with metal distance band, engraved plate (one or two spots). Original publisher's quarter red straight-grained morocco, green cloth, with black paper lettering piece to the front cover, gilt, preserved in a wooden slipcase (spine a bit worn, one or two pale stains). First edition. The two gorgeous hemisphere maps with functional moving parts. A contemporary review of this book says, "The Plane Globe is an ingenious contrivance, consisting of the Northern and Southern Hemispheres printed on circular pieces of card-board, and inserted in the insides of the two thick covers of a square thin book; each hemisphere moving under the brass meridian that confines it in its place, so that problems can be worked with it as with the rotund sphere. The Treatise on Modern Geography, enclosed between the two hemispheres, is clear and comprehensive; containing an immense amount of statistical and other useful information, packed into a close compass, and so well arranged that individual facts appertaining to any country are easily ascertained: for instance, the latitude and longitude, population, products, and manufactures of every chief town in the world. The topography of the British Isles is still more fully and minutely described: the boundaries and extent of each country - the population, constituencies, and parishes - the average rent of and per acre, the ratio of crime and instruction, and the average amount of productions - are stated. The general account of the different states and kingdoms, though concise, is lively and pregnant with matter. In a word, the publication is a complete multum in parvo of 'Geography and the use of the Globe.' A pair of Celestial Hemispheres are mentioned in the title, but these have not reached us. Joseph Bentley, the inventor of the Plane Globe, is the compiler of the Geography also; and his labour and ingenuity are admirable: we must, however, as in all similar cases, assume, for it would be easier to write the Treatise than to verify, the general correctness of his multitudinous facts" (The Spectator, vol. 12, 1839). 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; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Vue de l'entree de la Baie de San-Francisco (hte. Californie).

      Paris: 1839 - Print from "Voyage autour du monde sur la fregate la Venus, pendant les annees 1836-39." Lithograph of the entrance to San Francisco Bay, California. In 1836, Dupetit-Thouars was appointed to command this expedition to the Pacific to look after French commercial and political interests. He visited Hawaii, Kamchatka, Tahiti, California, Acapulco, Easter Island, the Cook Islands, Rarotonga, New Zealand, Australia and Mauritius. In California, he anchored at Monterey Bay, where supplies were scarce and even water was difficult to obtain after a long summer drought. His survey work continued down the coast down to Acapulco. Drawn by Menard, lith. by Sabatier. From the volumes published by Gide in 1840. 28.5 x 13 cms plus wide margins which are foxed. The image itself is quite clean.

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        Taschen-Kalender für das Jahr 1840. Ist ein Schaltjahr von 366 Tagen. [Vortitel:] Theater-Costum aus dem Schauspiel Scheiben-Toni für das Jahr 1840.

      Augsburg, J. G. Rollwagen (1839);. EA; ca 6x3,5 cm; 32 unnummerierte Seiten mit gest. kolorierten Titelblatt und 7 kolorierte Kupfertafeln [3 Leerblätter vorne und hinten mit eingebunden]; Originalkartoneinband mit gest. Vorder- und Hinterdeckelillustration im Originalschuber mit ebenfalls gest. Vorder- und Hinterdeckelillustration und seitlicher Tasche [für Stift] (Schuber leicht bestoßen und geringfügig fleckig, Einband geringfügig bestoßen; sonst sehr gutes, komplettes Exemplar); EA;. Seltenes Miniaturbuch mit reizenden Kostümdarstellungen.

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        Illustrations to Accompany Jack Sheppard by William Harrison Ainsworth

      London: Np, [1839]. leather_bound. Contemporary full blue morocco, slight fade front cover fore-edge. Teg. Very good/No Dust Jacket. 22.5 x 14.4 cm. Complete set of twenty-seven etchings, each signed in pencil by George Cruikshank at plate bottom of each plate, all printed recto only with a blank sheet between plates. The subtle variation of his signature on each plate noticeable. Modest, intermittent foxing at plate margins, leather bookplate front cover pastedown, bookseller label rear free endpaper (recto), bound by Bedford, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt, gilt doublures, triple gilt cover border panels, slight rubbing to joints

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        The Fly-Fisher's Entomology, Illustrated by Coloured Representations of the Natural and Artificial Insect. And Accompanied by a few Observations and Instructions relative to Trout-and-Grayling Fishing

      London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1839 - Second edition. 8vo. Twenty hand-colored plates. Contemporary half green morocco and cloth boards, handsome gilt spine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oliver Twist

      London: Richard Bentley,, 1839. 3 volumes, octavo (191 × 116 mm). Contemporary tan half calf, red and dark green morocco labels, raised bands, compartments elaborately tooled in gilt, marbled sides, all edges speckled red. Frontispiece to each volume and 21 other plates by George Cruikshank, bound without the list of plates in Vol. I and the half-titles. Early 20th-century armorial bookplate to front pastedowns and Dickens centenary stamp to initial blank of first volume. Boards a little rubbed and lightly scuffed, plates browned as usual, some offsetting, short split to lower gutter of last plate in Vol. III. An excellent set. Second edition in handsome contemporary bindings, retaining the three-volume format of the first edition, which was published the preceding year.

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      Chapman and Hall, 86, Strand, MDCCCXXXIX., 1839. First edition in book form with illustrations by Phiz. Later issue - "latter" has not been corrected on page 160; "Chapman & Hall" imprint on a few plates prior to page 45; "visiter" has been corrected to "sister" on line 17, page 123. Includes 39 etchings. Beautifully bound in 3/4 maroon morocco with raised bands on spine and gilt lettering. Light rubbing on front board at the spine, as well as to corners, else very good without dust jacket, as issued. The tale of young Nicholas Nickleby as he struggles to seek his fortune in Victorian England. His adventures take place at Dotheboys Hall where Wackford Squeers starves and abuses children under the pretense of education.

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        Memoir of Nathaniel Bowditch. By His Son.Extract from: Mécanique Céleste

      Boston: From the Press of Isaac R. Butts; Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1839 - Inscribed on the upper cover to the American essayist "Henry H. Tuckerman from the Author." and then again on the limitation page [Printed]This copy is presented to "Henry Harris Tuckerman Esq, with the respect of the author. Boston July 31, 1839." with notice on this page "The following Memoir has been printed as part of the Fourth Volume of Dr. Bowditch's Translation of the Mécanique Céleste.only five hundred copies have been printed." Nathaniel Bowditch, astronomer and mathematician, and author of "The New American Practical Navigator" was the most important author to American sea captains239974 First separate edition, half title. 2 vols., Folio. Frontispiece portrait of Nathaniel Bowditch and a portrait of Mary Bowditch. 168 pp. Original cloth spine and paper boards. "Memoir of Nathaniel Bowditch [Mécanique Céleste.]. American Imprints 54606; Sabin 7000 (second edition) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      (Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England): The Rothschild Foundation, 2013. cloth, dust jacket. Bookbinding. 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 512 with index; 513-1161+(1) pages. The James A. de Rothschild Bequest at Waddeson Manor, The National Trust. A scholarly analysis of late seventeenth- and eighteenth-century books collected by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild (1839-1898). Based on work started by Graham Pollard, with editorial contributions by Rosamund Griffin, Julie Fitzsimons, Kristina Petri, and Helena Pickup. Table of contents, preface, acknowledgments, editorial note, Rothschild family tree, select bibliography. Frontispiece portrait of Ferdinand de Rothschild. Volume I presents fifteen chapters on Baron Ferdinand's life and collecting interests, important provenances of books in his collection, the Parisian bookbinding trade, and the technique of decorative gilding. Also included is a photographic index of every tool used on each gold-stamped book in the catalogue. Volume II is the catalogue, describing 790 books in full detail, with title page transcriptions, collations, lists of plates, details of provenance and bindings, and notes on the importance of the works involved. Color and black-and-white illustrations throughout.

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        The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories

      New York: J.J. Audubon, Philadelphia: E.G. Dorsey for J.J. Audubon, New York and J.B. Chevalier, Philadelphia, [1839-]1840-1844. 7 volumes. 8vo., (10 2/8 x 6 2/8 inches). 500 hand-colored lithographic plates after Audubon by W.E. Hitchcock, R. Trembly and others, printed and colored by J. T. Bowen, wood-engraved anatomical diagrams in text (PLATES EXCEPTIONALLY BRIGHT, text with some light spotting throughout). Contemporary American black calf gilt, marbled boards, all edges gilt (rebacked preserving the original spines); modern cloth chemises. Provenance: Contemporary gift inscription to H. Robinson Berhard(?) from his grandfather dated January 5th, 1846. First octavo edition of John James Audubon's masterpiece. Audubon created 65 new images for the octavo edition, supplementing the original 435 of the double-elephant folio edition of 1827-38. The resulting series of 500 plates constitutes the most extensive American color-plate book produced up to that time. The Philadelphia printer J.T. Bowen reduced the double-elephant plates by camera lucida and the resulting lithographs show significant changes in the backgrounds and compositions. The original configurations were altered so that only one species is depicted per plate. The text is a revision of the "Ornithological Biography", rearranged according to Audubon's "A Synopsis of the Birds of North America" (1839). Ayer/Zimmer, p.22; Benett, p.5; McGill/Wood, p.208; Nissen IVB 51; Reese 34; Sabin 2364. Purchased at New England Auctions..

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        Voyage et Aventures de Lord Villiam Carisdall en Icarie

      First edition, Published in a Very Limited Number of Copies for Distribution Among Friends[CABET, Etienne]. Voyage et Aventures de Lord Villiam Carisdall en Icarie. Traduits de l\'Anglais de Francis Adams par Th. Dufruit. Paris: Hippolyte Souverain, 1840 [1839].First edition, published in 1839 in a very limited number of copies for distribution among friends only. In 1840 the work appeared under its generally known title, Voyage en Icarie, with the name of the author on the title. Two volumes. [4], 402 (misnumbered 378); [4], 510 pp. On both titles the name William has been misprinted Villiam.Modern half morocco, marbled sides, gilt lettering to spine by Lobstein-Laurenchet. Repair to the \'Table des Chapitres\' of Volume I, without loss of text.Etienne Cabet (1788-1856), French communist and social reformer. Cabet was educated as a lawyer, became a director of the Carbonari and devoted himself to democratic propaganda. Because of his inflammatory denunciations against the government Cabet was exiled; he lived in England for five years, where he came under the influence of Robert Owen, and returned to France a convert to communism. He expounded his theories in the famous Voyage en Icarie, a description of a utopia in which the government is the family, which remains under the leadership of the head of the family. Ardent disciples rallied about Cabet and raised subscriptions to finance a vanguard which sailed for Texas in 1848 to establish an Icarian city after Cabet\'s model. The land which Cabet had bought, and of the location of which he had only a vague idea, was located in the middle of the wilderness, in Fanin, Texas. After suffering many perils and privations the explorers beat a retreat to New Orleans. Cabet joined his disciples the next year, bringing with him new converts, and the Icarian city was created at Nauvoo, an old Mormon town in Illinois. At first the colony prospered but disagreements developed and in 1856 the founder and two hundred of his followers abandoned the settlement. After Cabet\'s death the colony moved to Cheltenham, Iowa, and later to Corning, continuing to follow in large measure Cabet\'s ideas. As late as 1881 a Cabetian colony was founded at Cloverdale, California. \"It is in fact little realized today that if France is the \'classic land of socialism\' the United States contests with Russia the claim to be considered the classic land of communism. The story of the communists in America, where they wer then known as Primitive Christians, is perhaps one of the most incredible in the history of Utopias\" (D. Owen Evans, Social Romanticism in France, 1830-1848, pp. 56-58). Cabet\'s importance lies in his attempt to institute, or at least to further the establishment of, a completely communistic society, in which the supreme control of all essential activities was to be in the hands of the State. \"The deepest influences on his social doctrine were those of Thomas More and of Robert Owenóthe Owen of the years after 1832, when the leaders of the Grand National Consolidated Trades Union were anticipating the immediate advent of the New Moral World, to be achieved, not be violent revolution, but by the refusal of the entire working class to continue labouring under the old conditions, and by the joining together of all trades to set on foot a new system of co-operative production and distribution under their collective control. Cabet\'s Communism went a great deal further than Owenism towards complete community of living: he blended Owenite millennialism with communistic aspirations drawn from the record of primitive Christianity and of the social radicalism of the Middle Ages and the Catholic Renaissance\" (G.D.H. Cole, A History of Socialist Thought, I, Chapter VII).Goldsmiths\' 31818. Monaghan, French Travellers in the United States, 313. Prudhommeaux, Icarie et son Fondateur Etienne Cabet, 35. Sabin 9788. Not in Kress; not in Einaud; not in Howes.HBS 66527.$10,000

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        Esquisses Africaines. Dessinees pendant un voyage a Alger et lithographees par Adolphe Otth Dr.

      Berne, J. F. Wagner Lithographe, 1839.. Groß-Folio. 7 Bll. Mit lithogr. Titel, lithogr. Porträt und 30 getönten lithogr. Tafeln. Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Lederdeckelschild.. Erste Ausgabe. - Porträt lose beiliegend. - Einband etwas berieben. Die Tafeln im Rand teils stärker fleckig. Sonst gutes Exemplar.

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        Illustrations to Accompany Jack Sheppard by William Harrison Ainsworth

      Np [1839], London - 22.5 x 14.4 cm. Complete set of twenty-seven etchings, each signed in pencil by George Cruikshank at plate bottom of each plate, all printed recto only with a blank sheet between plates. The subtle variation of his signature on each plate noticeable. Modest, intermittent foxing at plate margins, leather bookplate front cover pastedown, bookseller label rear free endpaper (recto), bound by Bedford, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt, gilt doublures, triple gilt cover border panels, slight rubbing to joints Contemporary full blue morocco, slight fade front cover fore-edge. Teg. Very good [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        "The practical ship-builder: containing the best mechanical and philosophical principles for the construction of different classes of vessels, and the practical adaptation of their several parts…"

      New York: "Collins, Keese and Co., and sold by the principal booksellers in the seaports of the United States". 1839. "First edition of the first comprehensive American treatise on shipbuilding; oblong 4to, pp. x, [11]-107; 7 folding copperplates of lofting plans (pilot boat, schooner, brig, sloop, and, interestingly, a steam ship with a hull designed to resist the unique stresses on such a vessel); scattered staining throughout, folding plates professionally laid down, chipping to outer edges of a few of the plates, not affecting image; bound in original mottled calf, spine laid down, with original label; modern slipcase with a copy of the 1940 reprint, itself a scarce book, being limited to 250 copies. This reprint also includes as essay on M’Kay by historian and descendant Richard McKay. & & Published at the dawn of the clipper ship era, and a book that influenced two generations of American shipbuilders and naval architects, this is one of the legendary rarities in the literature of marine architecture, being the first American treatise on shipbuilding, and the most influential text until Griffiths published his works on clipper ships in the 1850s. & & Lauchlan McKay (1811- 1895), himself a shipbuilder, was the younger brother of the famed and innovative builder of clipper ships, Donald McKay, made famous by such extraordinary vessels as the Flying Cloud and Sovereign of the Seas, which was commanded by Lauchlan. Donald and his wife Albenia assisted in the preparation of the book, which was written by Lauchlan on a leave from the Navy in 1839. This work is notable for its glossary of shipbuilding terms, and its direct and detailed treatment of shipbuilding techniques. An excellent working set of the most important book in American marine architecture. & & See Morison, A Maritime History of Massachusetts; and Struik, Yankee Science in the Making for additional references. Not in Scott. Brewington, p. 95: “Rare.”"

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