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        Marguerite Aubert

      Very rare first edition.Binders in full red velvet calf, smooth back decorated with golden vegetal motifs, pieces of black veal title, golden wheels on the headdresses, frames of quadruple black and golden fillets embellished, in spandrels, golden florets on the plates of marbled paper, Guards and plinths of pink marginally soiled paper, all golden edges, edged golden heads and tails of the cups, bindings of the time.Some slight rubbing on the boards, some small foxinges.Beautiful and rare copy of this book dedicated to his friend Béranger established in an elegant romantic Contemporary binding. Librairie sociale Paris 1839 13,5x20,5cm 2 volumes reliés

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        Ouvrage sur l?ébénisterie, dédié aux Fabricans, contenant une grande collection de modèles variés de meubles nouveaux qui se fabriquent à Paris, et qui sont dessinés avec échelle de proportion, plans, élévations, coupes et tous les détails nécessaires à leur exécution. par Michel Jansen, professeur de dessin et compositeur de meubles, ci-devant fabricant.

      Se vend chez l?auteur, rue de la Contrescarpe Saint-Antoine n° 70 à Paris, 1839, - in-4to, oblong, 2 ff. (titre avec la date de 1839 (le 9 corrigé à la main) et l? introduction) + 38 planches lithographiques, coloriées à la main, reliure en d.-cuir originale, plats couverts de papier dominoté, devant avec titre doré et date 1839. Charnière à l?intéreur devant fendue. L?auteur voulant faciliter aux fabricans de meubles leurs études et ouvrages, leur offre dans le présent cahier les fruits de ses travaux. lui-même fabricant pendant 7 ans, il propose 80 modèles de meubles modernes composés dans le dernier goût (1839!). Ouvrage rare édité à compte d?auteur. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1839 First edition in book form, with an authorial inscription "Tuesday Twenty Ninth June 1869. Faithfully yours, Charles Dickens" ending with his characteristic swirled underline, on a slip of Gads Hill Place letterhead tipped to the front free endpaper. From the library of William Brodie (1799-1873), 22nd Thane and Chief of Clan Brodie, of Brodie Castle in Morayshire, with his armorial bookplate to the front pastedown and his gilt crest at the head of the spine. brAs the letterhead indicates, Dickens was back at home in June 1869, recuperating from various ailments exacerbated by his constant reading tours. Having only just returned from a reading tour in Ireland in January and against the advice of friends, Dickens traveled north to Edinburgh in February 1869, however, having only been in the city two days before he felt it necessary to consult Professor James Syme, the celebrated surgeon. He ignored Syme's advice to rest and continued to Glasgow, before returning to London, then back to more readings in Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Leeds, Blackburn, and Preston, a frantic schedule which led to an enforced summer rest.brThe likeliest explanation for the presence of the inscription in this volume is that Dickens had met Brodie during his Scottish sojourn earlier that year, either in Edinburgh or Glasgow, and sent him the inscription to insert into his book when he was at leisure to do so. Among all Dickens's novels, Nicholas Nickleby may have especially amused Brodie by the appearance in the book of his near namesake, John Browdie. by Brodie was a Scottish aristocrat who had inherited his titles and castle on the death of his grandfather James in 1824; he subsequently engaged the prolific architect William Burn to enlarge Brodie Castle. He also succeeded his grandfather as Lord Lieutenant of Nairn, the British monarch's personal representative in that county. Books from the library at Brodie were sold at Sotheby's 1819 December 1962, 12 July 1971, 2 October 1978, and 18 December 1978. A manuscript catalog of the library is in the National Library of Scotland.brDickens had some family connections in Scotland: he had married Catherine, eldest daughter of the respected Scottish journalist and man of letters, George Hogarth (although they separated in May 1858).

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        Sketches by Boz. With forty illustrations by George Cruikshank. New edn, complete.

      Chapman & Hall. 1839 - Half title, front. (?The Election of Mr. Beadle?, normally found opposite p21), engr. title, plates. Uncut in sl. later full dark green crushed morocco by Rivière & Son, gilt spine, borders & dentelles. Armorial bookplate of John Neville Cross. t.e.g. A v.g. handsome copy. The first collected edition. With front wrapper to part publication bound in at end, labelled in pencil ?proof from the wood block?, together with orig. purple cloth from one of the boards and orig. spine strip. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        ADDRESS TO THE PUBLIC [caption title].

      [Washington, Ms. ]. 1839 - Broadside, 15 1/2 x 13 inches. Single vertical fold through center, small pin hole. Minutely toned. Near fine. A prospectus for Jefferson College, providing course information and names of professors, most notably Jacob Ammen, who was a West Pointer, teacher of military engineering, and eventually lieutenant colonel in the 12th Ohio Volunteers under McClellan. A key point is the argument that the local boys must be kept close to home and away from the evil influence of the abolitionists of the North. Wales writes: "At this very moment, a formidable contest has commenced between North and South, from the possible results of which the eye of the patriot instinctively revolts.it surely becomes us to preserve our children from any influence that might mislead their judgement or weaken their patriotism. To do this effectively WE MUST KEEP THEM AT HOME!" Good evidence of defending regional education in the antebellum South. Rare. HUMMEL, SOUTHEASTERN BROADSIDES 1088. OCLC 47163080, 18546706.

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        History and general views of the Sandwich Islands' mission

      New York: Taylor & Dodd, 1839. First edition, 12mo, pp. 268; orig. brown cloth, gilt-lettered spine; spine ends a little cracked and bare spots neatly inpainted; modest foxing; old library label removed from spine; old manuscript ex-libris on blank flyleaf reading "No. 159 David Whitcombs Apprentice Library, Templeton, 1848; a good, sound copy. Forbes 1141: "The text contains two parts. The first two chapters are on the early history of the Islands up to the visit of Captain Cook. Chapter III, Introduction of Christianity, discusses Hawaii between Captain Cook's death and the arrival of the first missionaries ... Following this is a general history of the progress of the mission..." American Imprints 55361; Sabin 19991.

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        Kinder-Mährchen. Neue Auflage. 2 Bl., 280 S. Mit 6 kolor. lithogr. Tafeln und 6 Vignetten nach Zeichnungen von E. T. A. Hoffmann. Illustr. Orig.-Pappbd (Kanten bestoßen, Rücken berieben, kleinerer Papierausbruch außerhalb der lithogr. Darstellung).

      Berlin, G. Reimer, 1839. - Zweite Ausgabe eines der schönsten Märchenbücher der deutschen Romantik im Originaleinband, mit den geistreichen und unkonventionellen Illustrationen von E. T. A. Hoffmann. Die Kupfer stammen noch aus den Restposten der ersten Ausgabe von 1816, die extrem selten ist und bis Anfang der 20er Jahre als verschollen galt. Das Büchlein enthält Hoffmanns berühmte Erzählung "Nußknacker und Mäusekönig", in dem er in genialer Weise Alltag und skurrile Märchenwelt verbindet und erstmals in der Kinderliteratur Spielzeug und Automaten lebendig werden lässt. Von Hoffmann ist ferner "Das fremde Kind", Contessa schrieb "Das Gastmahl" und "Das Schwerdt und die Schlagen", Fouqué steuerte "Die kleinen Leute" und "Die Kuckkasten" bei. – Stockfleckig und gebräunt wie immer, die Tafeln jedoch auf besserem Papier und meist sauberer. Exlibris Franz Kirchhoff. – Goed. VI 125, 60 und 473, 10; Wegehaupt I 1127; Salomon 346 Rümann, Kinderbücher, 205.

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        Contributions to Electricity and Magnetism. No. III. - On Electro-Dynamic Induction. Read Novemb. 2, 1838. Extracted [i.e., offprint] from the Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, Vol. 6.

      Philadelphia: Printed by James Kay, Jun. & Brothers, 1839. First edition, author's presentation offprint, of the third and most important part of Henry's Contributions to Electricity and Magnetism. Following on from his discovery of electromagnetic self-induction in 1832, in the present paper Henry extends his results on 'galvanic' electricity (current produced by batteries) to the inductive effects of static electricity. Along the way, he established the principle of the electrical transformer, which was crucial to later nineteenth-century science and technology. Henry himself considered the findings reported in this paper "the most important I have ever made" (see below). OCLC lists only one copy of this offprint (Yale Medical Library). Provenance: Presentation inscription in the author's hand on the title page, "To the Rev. Professor Hitchcock with the respects of the author." The recipient is probably Edward Hitchcock (1793-1864), ordained Congregationalist pastor, Professor of Chemistry and Natural History at Amherst College (1825-1845), of Natural Theology and Geology (1845-1864), and third President of the College (1845-1854). Like Henry himself, Hitchcock was a founding member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 1830, when he was an instructor in mathematics at The Albany Academy (New York), Joseph Henry (1797-1878) was the first to observe the phenomena of electromagnetic mutual- and self-induction (the production of a voltage in a wire as a result of a varying current in another, or the same, wire). He failed to publish his results, however, until 1832, after he had seen Faraday's own publication on mutual induction in the first series of his 'Experimental Researches in Electricity.' Henry's paper, 'On the production of currents and sparks of electricity from magnetism' (American Journal of Science and Arts, Vol. 22, No. 2, July 1832), established his priority in the discovery of self-induction, although Faraday took the honour of being the first to publish the discovery of mutual induction. "Joseph Henry's discovery of self induction in 1832 was the first appearance of a major US discovery in electricity since Benjamin Franklin" (sparkmuseum.com/book_henry.htm). In the autumn of 1832 Henry took up a professorship at the College of New Jersey (later to become Princeton University). Initially lacking suitable equipment and with a heavy teaching load, Henry did not resume his experiments on electromagnetism until the late summer of 1834. He resolved to publish his new results in a series of papers in the Transactions of the American Philosophical Society entitled 'Contributions to Electricity and Magnetism,' probably modeled on Faraday's series of 'Experimental Researches' published in the Philosophical Transactions. The first two 'Contributions' appeared back-to-back in 1835 in Vol. V of the Transactions. The first described a new galvanic battery he had constructed in his Princeton laboratory. The second was prompted by Henry's reading, early in 1835, of the ninth series of Faraday's 'Experimental Researches' in which Faraday set out his own conclusions on self-induction. To ensure his priority in the discovery of self-induction, Henry hastily published 'On the influence of a spiral conductor in increasing the intensity of electricity from a galvanic arrangement of a single pair, etc.' (Contribution No. II), which essentially repeated the findings described in his 1832 paper. After the publication of Contribution No. II, Henry wrote to a colleague that "many new suggestions were presented to my mind which required immediate testing by direct experiment. The result was that the subject grew very rapidly under my investigations and has opened quite a field of research." Henry particularly wished to investigate "the inductive effects of static electricity - specifically, fleeting discharges of Leyden jars into various circuits. These experiments on "common" or "ordinary" electricity complemented his previous investigations involving "galvanic" currents from batteries" (Moyer, Joseph Henry (1997), p. 165). But his progress was again delayed - this time by the restoration of Princeton's Philosopher's Hall (which he had instigated) and an 1837 trip to Europe (when he first met Faraday) - and it was not until the spring of 1838 that he was able to resume his research. By early autumn "he wrote to American colleagues that he considered his findings "the most important I have ever made" and projected that his eventual report would contain "a greater number of new generic facts than any I have ever published"... "Henry published his full findings on static electricity the next year, in 1839, as the third in his APS "Contributions to Electricity and Magnetism." The lengthy, rambling article, which he distributed to a large circle of colleagues at home and abroad, enjoyed a generally positive reception by a wide readership and would be frequently translated and reprinted. The article even would provide incentive for Faraday and Wheatstone to nominate Henry for the most revered scientific prize in Great Britain, if not the world. Though ultimately unsuccessful, Henry would become one of five nominees in 1839 for the Royal Society's Copley Medal [the eventual winner was Robert Brown, of Brownian motion]. "Early in his new article, Henry summarized the distinction between two types of induction that Faraday had recognized in 1831; he then justified his commitment to exploring, in not only galvanic but also ordinary electricity, the lesser known type. On the one hand, many researchers were developing what he credited as Faraday's (not his own) discovery of the magnetic induction of currents. These researchers were striving particularly to perfect the associated "magneto-electrical machine" - a popular, embryonic electric generator, nicknamed a "magneto," that produced a series of alternating bursts of current. On the other hand, he was alone in extending "the purely electrical part of Dr. Faraday's admirable discovery." By this "purely electrical part" Henry meant Faraday's ancillary finding that a changing galvanic current in a wire induces an oppositely flowing current in a parallel wire. Henry believed that this "Volta-electric induction" helped explain self-induction, the action of a current on itself rather than solely on a parallel wire ... Moreover, although he devoted most ink to examples involving galvanic rather than static electricity, he established that Volta-electric induction in galvanic electricity had a counterpart in ordinary electricity. That is, he found that, in analogy to the galvanic case, the discharge of a Leyden jar's ordinary electricity into a wire induced a current in a parallel wire. Since it was common practice to speak of "statical" induction in ordinary electricity and of "dynamic" induction in galvanic currents, Henry would dub this new area of study the "dynamic induction of ordinary electricity." He considered the induction of currents using static electricity an important finding because - as he remarked in his article, and then emphasized to his Princeton students - Faraday had cast doubt on the possibility. Indeed, Henry's results caught Faraday's attention; in the fall of 1839, about when he nominated Henry for the Copley Medal, he mentioned in his diary his intention "to work on Henry's late dynamic induction experiments." "Henry also showed the existence of induced currents of third, fourth and fifth orders. That is, whereas Faraday had established that a changing galvanic current in one wire induces an opposite flowing current in a separate, parallel wire - a second order effect - Henry used successive, adjacent, freestanding coils of metal ribbon and spools of wire to trace the inductive effect through multiple stages. He did this for both galvanic and ordinary electricity, noticing that the direction of the current flow alternated in each consecutive stage... "While studying arrays of coils for his third article, Henry also found that by varying the makeup of two adjacent coils, he could modify the character of the original current. In particular, using a primary and secondary coil, he could employ an initial "intensity" current (a weak current associated with what later became known as high potential difference) to induce a "quantity" current (a strong current associated with a low potential difference), and vice versa ... Henry's techniques for self-consciously altering currents would contribute to the development of electrical transformers - devices to "step up" and "step down" currents, crucial capabilities in later nineteenth-century science and technology" (ibid., pp. 165-7). This important paper first appeared in the Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, New Series, Vol. VI, 1839, pp. 303-337 (the offered paper with separate pagination). It subsequently appeared in Silliman's American Journal of Science and Arts, Vol. XXXVIII, January 1840, pp. 209-243; Sturgeon's Annals of Electricity, Vol. IV, 1840, pp. 281-310; Philosophical Magazine, 3rd Series, Vol. XVI, March 1840, pp. 200-210, 254-265 & 551-562; Annales de Chimie et de Physique, 3ième Série, Tom. III, December 1841, pp. 394-407; and Poggendorff's Annalen der Physik und Chemie. Supplement Bd. I, 1842, pp. 282-312. 4to (278 x 225 mm), pp. [iv], [17] 18-51 [52:blank], illustrations in text. Some very light spotting trhoughout. Modern paper wrappers, preserved in a quarter-morocco custom clamshell box.

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        The sacred wreath.

      Philadelphia: Thomas T. Ash, [1839 or 1840]. 4to (29 cm; 11.5"). [Approx. 66 ff.]; illus., 4 plts. A multivariously fascinating and gorgeous American gift book. Following an illustrated title-page in sepia by Scottish engraver W.H. Lizars are numerous poems, quotations, short essays, and illustrations printed for the reader's enjoyment on heavy green, gray, and cream paper. Typically these sentiments are surrounded by ornately embossed frames, sometimes lavished as many as half a dozen or eight to a page, with other framed pages featuring a single significant flower, bird, or other image as an embossed illustration at center; e.g., a rose, a stork, a spray of heart's-ease, a child at prayer. => In this copy one flower — endearingly, the forget-me-not — has been daintily hand-colored. Also included are four full-page illustrations of Biblical scenes after Benjamin West and engraved by H. Moses.    This was clearly => meant to be an autograph and friendship album in addition to a gift book, as blank leaves, many with variously sized embossed frames ready for inscriptions, are bound throughout. The intention was fulfilled in the only reported library-held copy, at Yale, to which friends and family of Leicester A.Sawyer added signatures, notes, essays, and quotations in manuscript, before his leaving New Haven.    Binding: Hunter green embossed morocco, later spine with compartments containing blind-stamped wreaths and title lettered in gilt; original covers with single-ruled gilt borders and front one with title embraced by laurel fronds gilt in a blind-defined center circle. All else in blind on both covers: Clouds surround the central circle and sun rays burst from them in a wide radiance; an elegant and elaborate vine pattern incorporating flowers and grapes or berries provides a background; at center top is an eagle with a snake in its talons and at center bottom is a flower-bearing urn flanked left and right by gryphons. Endpapers are of cream mock moiré silk; all edges are gilt. => Binding plaque signed "Rock. London."    Provenance: Ink inscription on title-page, "Miss Richards from her friend C.W. Howard"; a later note has been added to a fly-leaf: "Given to Emily R. Haines from Margaret R. Tatnall August 1940, Rebound December 1940, Originally given to Mary Richards Butcher."    Searches of NUC, WorldCat, and COPAC locate only the one copy at Yale.         Binding not in Wolfe, From Gothic Windows to Peacocks. Book not in Thompson, American Literary Annuals & Gift Books, nor in Tepper, American Gift Books & Literary Annuals (Second edition), nor in Faxon (who identifies an 1839 publication by Orrin Rogers of Philadelphia bearing the same title but a totally different work). Bound as above, rebacked, rubbed with some loss of leather at corners and edges; light age-toning only with the occasional spot, one leaf with small hole, offsetting from printed illustrations (as usual). Inscriptions and instance of hand-coloring as noted. => A beautiful book to peruse for more than one reason.

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        The Land of Promise. Being an authentic and impartial history of the rise and progress of the new British province of South Australia; including particulars descriptive of its soil, climate, natural productions, &c. and proofs of its superiority to all other British colonies. Embracing also a full account of the South Australian Company, with hints to various classes of emigrants, and numerous letters from settlers concerning wages, provisions, their satisfaction with the colony, &c: by one who is going...

      London, Smith, Elder, 1839 [first edition]. Octavo, viii, 224, [9] ('Land of Promise Advertising Sheet') pages plus a folding frontispiece map ('Part of Southern Australia from the 132 to 141 degree of East Longitude', with an inset map of Australia, 195 x 250 mm), a folding plan of the City of Adelaide (255 x 205 mm), a folding table of emigrant ships and 4 zinc-engraved topographical views (two after William Light and one each after William Westall and Captain Pearson). Original gilt-decorated blind-stamped slate-blue cloth, all edges uncut; cloth a little rubbed and bumped at the extremities, with the spine lightly sunned and marked, with minimal expert restoration to the head; a few uncut edges a little creased; some offsetting from an illustration in one of the advertisements; an excellent copy. Ferguson 2850 (calling the shipping table a plate). The frontispiece map, a zinc engraving, very closely resembles the one in 'Colonization of South Australia' by Robert Torrens (1835), as well as the Arrowsmith map in the 'First Annual Report of the Colonization Commissioners of South Australia' (1836 - see item 4 in this catalogue). This copy is inscribed to 'Edmund J. Wheeler / from the author / 21 Decr 1838' on the verso of the initial blank; Wheeler was the London manager of the South Australian Company. John Stephens (1806-1850), newspaper editor, was employed 'about 1838 [by] George Fife Angas ... to write emigration propaganda. Stephens's first notable work was "The Land of Promise", republished in 1839 as "The History of the Rise and Progress of the New British Province of South Australia". In that year his exposure of absurdities in T. Horton James, "Six Months in South Australia" (London, 1839), ran to three editions. He also edited the "South Australian Colonist", on which Angas lost heavily; it was replaced in 1841 by the monthly "South Australian News" at a cheaper rate' (Australian Dictionary of Biography - the too-short entry is well worth reading).

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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 sur l'état actuel du Texas par M. E. Maissin. Publié par ordre du Roi, sous les auspices de M. le Baron Tupinier, alors Ministre de la Marine.

      Paris, chez Gide, 1839. - in-4. VII. 591pp. pp.IX-XII. + 18 planches hors-texte gravées sur bois. Demi-veau vert, dos lisse orné (reliure de l'époque, quelques défauts). Edition Originale de cet ouvrage important sur la première expédition française au Mexique. Appelée la "Guerre des Gâteaux", elle eut lieu en 1838 lorsqu'un boulanger français au Mexique fut dévalisé et fit appel à son ambassade pour réclamer justice. La France demanda réparation au Mexique et envoya finalement une escadre de la marine française sous le commandement du contre-amiral Charles Baudin pour faire le blocus de tous les ports mexicains de l’océan Atlantique. L'expédition se réduisit dans les faits à la prise de la forteresse mexicaine de San Juan de Ulúa qui contrôlait l'accès à Vera-Cruz. Installé à Madrid depuis 1826, le peintre lyonnais Pharamond Blanchard (1805-1873) prit part à cette expédition en tant qu'interprète; il en écrivit la relation et réalisa de nombreux dessins au cours de son voyage. Ces croquis furent gravés sur bois par le peintre Adrien Dauzats (1803-1868) qui avait également voyagé en Espagne et qui se chargea de réviser le récit de son ami. L'illustration se compose de 18 planches hors texte gravées sur bois et tirées sur Chine appliqué, ainsi que de nombreuses figures gravées sur bois dans le texte. Elle constitue un intéressant exemple de la collaboration de Blanchard et Dauzats, "peintres de l'Espagne romantique" selon l'expression de leur biographe Guinards. Plats frottés, coiffes élimées. Exemplaire d'une rare fraîcheur à l'intérieur, sans rousseurs. Sur Blanchard et Dauzats, voir Karel, Dictionnaire des Artistes de langue française en Amérique du Nord, pp.90-91 et Dinards "Blanchard et Dauzats, peintres de l'Espagne romantique" (1967). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Über die Compensation der physischen Kräfte am menschlichen Stimmorgan. Mit Bemerkungen über die Stimme der Säugethiere, Vögel und Amphibien. Fortsetzung u. Suppl. der Untersuch. über Physiologie der Stimme.

      Berlin: Bei A. Hirschwald, 1839, 8, (2), 2, 52 pp., mit 4 gefalteten, doppelblattgr. Kupfertafeln, Halbpergamenteinband. Rare first edtion! "In 1839, Müller published his last strictly physiological work: Über die Compensation der Kräfte am menschlichen Stimmorgan, which furnished important contributions to the nature of the human voice." - Rothschuh. Erste Ausgabe.- Müllers letzte experimentell-physiologische Arbeit mit bedeutenden Beiträgen über die Natur der menschlichen Stimme. Der Grundbegriff für die Physiologie der Stimme wurde Johannes Müllers Nachweis, daß die Stimme allein durch Schwingungen der wahren Stimmbänder entsteht, wobei er auch erstmals Gesetze über die bei der Stimmbildung wirkende Kräfte aufstellte. Müller experimentierte an isolierten menschlichen Kehlköpfen, denen er durch ein ihnen belassenes Stück Luftröhre Luft zuführte, deren Druck er durch ein seitlich angeschlossenes, mit Wasser oder Quecksilber gefülltes U-Rohr kontrollierte. Durch blasen auf den Kehlköpfen wurden hohe u. tiefe Töne erzeugt. Diese Versuche hat Johannes Müller in seiner Wohnung unter Mitwirkung seiner sehr musikalisch veranlagten Frau durchgeführt, die neben ihn sitzend, auf dem Klavier diese Töne aufsuchte. Waller 6732 Darmstaedter S.416 Hirsch-H. IV, 289 DSB IX, 567 ff. Koller, pp.134-35 Panconelli-Calzia, 3000 Jahre Stimmforschung, p.43 + 64 "Die Stimme" in Ciba Zeitschr. no. 54, pp.1792-1793Garrison-Morton No.1458 Engelmann 393 Waller No.6732

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        Burton's Gentleman's Magazine.Volume V. From July to December, 1839 [1st Printing of "Fall of the House of Usher"]

      Philadelphia: William E. Burton,, 1839. Very Good Plus and handsomely bound in later red cloth with gilt titles and rules, top edge gilt, marbled end pages, 332 pp..with six tissue-guarded plates. gilt initials P.L. front board. complete with all illustrations, lacking only the tissue guard for the month of September. Bound without the original wrappers. Cloth rubbed at corners and spine ends. Contains the First Printing of Poe's classic story "The Fall of the House of Usher", basis for several movies and TV shows, including the 1960 classic "House of Usher" starring Vincent Price and with the screenplay by Richard Matheson. Also includes several other Poe stories and poems including "To Ianthe in Heaven," "The Man that was Used Up: A Tale of the Late Bugaboo and Kickapoo Campaign," "William Wilson: A tale,"( basis for several TV episodes) "Morella: A tale," ( also filmed, 1999) and "The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion". . First Edition. Cloth. Very Good Plus/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Some account of the Art of Photogenic Drawing, or the Process by which Natural Objects may be made to delineate themselves without the aid of the Artist's Pencil.' Pp. 120-1 extracted from Proceedings of the Royal Society 4: 36 (6 December 1838 – 7 February 1839).

      1839 1839 - Extract. 2 pp. Very Good. A report of Talbot's paper, read before the Royal Society on Jan. 31, 1839, also appears in The Athenæum No. 588 (2 February 1839), 97. In addition a different and shorter report appeared in The Literary Gazette No. 1150 (2 February 1839), 75. Talbot's paper was never published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society, as has been well documented (see Larry J. Schaaf, ' 'On the Art of Fixing a Shadow' – Talbot's first publication on photography', 5th February 2016, Talbot Catalogue Raisonné Web site), but by Taylor in a separate, 14-page edition of 250 copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Notes taken during travels in Africa

      printed for private circulation only [by] J. L. Cox and Sons, London 1839 - 4to, pp. [8], 213; engraved frontispiece, 2 other engraved plates; original brown cloth lettered in gilt on the upper cover and spine; covers dampstained, and the yellow-coated endpapers possibly renewed; all else very good and sound. The book was posthumously published. Having previously travelled in Italy, Poland, Russia, Arabia, Palestine, Syria, Canada and the United States, Davidson (1797-1836) visited Fez and Marrakesh in Morocco, and was on his way to Timbuktu when he was ambushed, robbed, and shot dead. His expedition continued onward to Timbuktu, but were never heard from again. The interesting appendix contains extracts from letters written by Davidson and others to the Royal Geographical Society various locations in Morocco and the Sahara. See Howgego 1800-1850, D-4, p. 159 for details. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        FÓRMULAS PARA OBTENER LA LONGITUD, Y TABLAS LUNARES PARA CORREGIR LOS EFECTOS DE PARALAGE Y REFRACCION EN LAS DISTANCIAS DE SOL, Ó ESTRELLA, A LUNA

      Havana: Imprenta de R. Oliva, 1839. 49,[1]pp. including printed tables and a single woodcut diagram on final printed page. Later 19th-century wrappers, with original rear blue wrapper bound in. Wrappers moderately browned and soiled, front wrapper with author, title, and place and year of publication inscribed in a later 19th-century hand. Original rear blue wrapper detached from text block and attached to rear pastedown. Titlepage soiled, ownership inscription in pencil. Ink inscription (ownership initials?) on p.[5]. A good copy. An extremely rare mid-19th-century Cuban maritime manual consisting of various formulas for calculating longitude, with accompanying lunar tables employed in the process of determining location at sea. In the prologue the author writes that his intention is to ease the work of navigators by presenting in one "little work" the various methods needed for calculating the true distance between the sun and the moon from which true longitude could be obtained. Vivó, identified simply as "el piloto particular" on the titlepage, later served as Mexican Consul in Havana and in Spain. His TRATADO CONSULAR was published in Mexico in 1850, and his MEMORIAS, recounting his service in Spain between 1853 and 1855, was published in Madrid in 1856. An extremely rare maritime manual printed in Havana. Cited only in Palau; not on OCLC. PALAU 372218.

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        American Scenery. Illustrated in a series of views by W. H. Bartlett.

      London - New York, G. Virtue - R. Martin & Comp, 1839. Quer-8°. o. Pag. [120 Bll.] Priv. Lwd. der Zeit. In engl. Sprache. Mit 120 gestochenen Blätter, inklusive Titelblatt und Frontispiz (Porträt mit faksimilierter Widmung). - Stockfleckig, Ebd. fleckig. - With 120 engravings, including the title page and a portrait with a facsimilated dedication. - Foxing, cover spotty. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Americana; Illustr. Bücher; Reise

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        The sacred wreath.

      Thomas T. Ash, 1839. A multivariously fascinating and gorgeous American gift book. Following an illustrated title-page in sepia by Scottish engraver W.H. Lizars are numerous poems, quotations, short essays, and illustrations printed for the reader's enjoyment on heavy green, gray, and cream paper. Typically these sentiments are surrounded by ornately embossed frames, sometimes lavished as many as half a dozen or eight to a page, with other framed pages featuring a single significant flower, bird, or other image as an embossed illustration at center; e.g., a rose, a stork, a spray of heart's-ease, a child at prayer. => In this copy one flower -- endearingly, the forget-me-not -- has been daintily hand-colored. Also included are four full-page illustrations of Biblical scenes after Benjamin West and engraved by H. Moses. This was clearly => meant to be an autograph and friendship album in addition to a gift book, as blank leaves, many with variously sized embossed frames ready for inscriptions, are bound throughout. The intention was fulfilled in the only reported library-held copy, at Yale, to which friends and family of Leicester A.Sawyer added signatures, notes, essays, and quotations in manuscript, before his leaving New Haven. Binding: Hunter green embossed morocco, later spine with compartments containing blind-stamped wreaths and title lettered in gilt; original covers with single-ruled gilt borders and front one with title embraced by laurel fronds gilt in a blind-defined center circle. All else in blind on both covers: Clouds surround the central circle and sun rays burst from them in a wide radiance; an elegant and elaborate vine pattern incorporating flowers and grapes or berries provides a background; at center top is an eagle with a snake in its talons and at center bottom is a flower-bearing urn flanked left and right by gryphons. Endpapers are of cream mock moiré silk; all edges are gilt. => Binding plaque signed "Rock. London." Provenance: Ink inscription on title-page, "Miss Richards from her friend C.W. Howard"; a later note has been added to a fly-leaf: "Given to Emily R. Haines from Margaret R. Tatnall August 1940, Rebound December 1940, Originally given to Mary Richards Butcher." Searches of NUC, WorldCat, and COPAC locate only the one copy at Yale.

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        The Virginia Housewife: or, Methodical Cook

      Baltimore: Plaskitt, & Cugle, 1839. Fifth edition, sixth printing. xii, [13]-180 pp. 8vo. Contemporary speckled calf, joints and spine ends restored, new endpapers. Scattered light spotting, browning from newspaper clipping pp [ii-iii], but a clean, attractive copy. Fifth edition, sixth printing. xii, [13]-180 pp. 8vo. An early, Baltimore edition of this popular Virginia cookbook first published in 1824. From Randolph's preface: "The greater part of the following receipts have been written from memory, where they were impressed by long continued practice. Should they prove serviceable to the young inexperienced housekeeper, it will add greatly to that gratification which an extensive circulation of the worlk will be likely to confer." Includes recipes for catfish soup, soup of "any kind of old fowl (The only way in which they are eatable"), fried calf's feet, shote cutlets, stewed chine, pitchcock eels, roast woodcocks or snipes, gumbo ("a West India dish"), celery sauce, Jerusalem artichokes, mazagan beans, johnny cakes, marrow pudding, paper pancakes, bell friters, jumbals, dough nuts ("a yankee cake"), ginger bread, raspberry cream, goosberry fook, soft peach preserves, pickled nastertiums, cherry shrug cordials, currant wine, vinegar of the four thieves, etc. Cagle American 630; Lowenstein 245

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        The Beauties of Bosphorus: Illustrated with Views of Constantinople and its Environs

      London: George Virtue, 1839. Hardcover. Near Fine. Hardcover. A beautiful copy of this exceedingly popular travel book. English writer Julia Pardoe (1806-1862) traveled to Turkey with her father in 1836. She was quite taken by the culture and history of the country and wrote this book as a result. It was issued in various editions over several years. Part of its popularity was due to the splendid steel engravings done from drawings by William H. Bartlett. Bartlett (1809-1854) was considered one of the foremost illustrators of topography of his generation. There are 78 illustrations, including a frontispiece of Miss Pardoe and a map of the region, all protected by tissue guards. There is some offsetting to the tissue guards from the plates but the illustrations are in fine condition. Bound in a sumptuous full red leather with extensive gilt decorations and illustrations on both covers and spine. Some light chipping to spine and edges but still very good. A.e.g. Hinges are tender but text block is tight. Interior pages are clean and in near fine condition. Gift inscription dated 1840 to free front endpaper. Measures 8.25 x 11 inches. 164 pages with unnumbered plates. TRAVEL/082417.

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        Uber die ältesten christlichen Begräbnissstätten, und besonders die Katakomben zu Neapel mit ihren Wandgemälden. Ein Beitrag zur christlichen Alterthumskunde. Mit zwölf illuminirten Tafeln, Wandgemälde der neapolitanischen Katakomben darstellend, und drei schwarzen Tafeln, Aufrisse derselben.

      Hambourg, Friedrich Perthes 1839 - in-4, VIII-120 pp., avec 15 planches hors-texte sous serpentes (dont 12 lithographies en couleurs et 3 plans dépliants), demi-veau prune, dos lisse orné de filets et guirlandes dorés, coins en vélin vert, tranches mouchetées (reliure de l'époque). Dos un peu insolé, rousseurs. Le théologien réformé Christian Friedrich Bellermann (1793-1863) eut une carrière presque entièrement consacrée à ses activités pastorales, mais il était le fils de l'archéologue Johann Joachim Bellermann, et son intérêt pour les sépultures paléo-chrétiennes et spécialement les catacombes napolitaines (qui furent réservées aux Chrétiens dès le IVe siècle) découlait de ses préoccupations religieuses. Seulement trois exemplaires au CCF (BnF, Strasbourg et Lyon).

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        Néo-physiologie du goût par ordre alphabétique, ou Dictionnaire général de la cuisine française, ancienne et moderne

      Paris, Au Bureau du dictionnaire général de cuisine 1839 - In-4°, demi-maroquin vert, dos lisse orné de filets dorés (reliure moderne), III-635 pp EDITION ORIGINALE RARE de cet ouvrage original, recueil de menus, recettes et prescriptions culinaires, mais aussi traité de pharmacie domestique, "dédié à l'auteur des Mémoires de la marquise de Créquy" (c'est-à-dire l'auteur du présent ouvrage!). Texte sur deux colonnes Vicaire 622 Bel exemplaire pratiquement exempt de rousseurs

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        Un grand homme de province à Paris

      - Hippolyte Souverain, Paris 1839, 12,5x19,5cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Edizione cercato questo romanzo è la seconda parte di "Illusioni perdute". Vincolante metà pecora Avana con angoli, schienale liscio decorato con reti dorate tripla, un certo attrito sul retro, date dorati code, piatti di carta marmorizzata, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano. Un po 'di copia ritagliata, un recupero marginale piedi di 249-250 pagine del primo volume, le foglie della fine di ogni volume ad mancano. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale recherchée de ce roman qui constitue la seconde partie des "Illusions perdues". Reliure en demi basane havane à coins, dos lisses ornés de triples filets dorés, quelques frottements sur les dos, dates dorées en queues, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve. Exemplaire légèrement rogné, une restauration marginale en pieds des pages 249-250 du premier volume, les feuillets d'annonce en fin de chaque volume font défaut.  

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        Martin Van Buren & Border Troubles Between Texas Independence and the Mexican War

      1839 - Partially Printed Document Signed, as President, February 8, 1839, 1 p. 8 x 10 in. "I hereby authorize and direct the Secretary of State to affix the Seal of the United States to the ratification and the ratified copy of the Convention with the Mexican Republic for the adjustment of claims of citizens of the United States. . . ." Historical BackgroundOne of the key points of conflict between the United States and Mexico was the status of Texas. Initially, the United States claimed Texas was part of the Louisiana Purchase, acquired from France in 1803. The Spanish disagreed, and the issue was resolved in Spain's favor in the 1819 Adams-Onís Treaty, in which the United States purchased Spanish Florida. Mexico gained independence from Spain in 1821, but years of turmoil followed until the creation of the Republic of Mexico in 1824.Meanwhile, Americans led by Stephan F. Austin and others began settling in eastern Texas, soon coming into conflict with the Mexican government, since they sought both autonomy and the introduction of slavery into Mexico, which had abolished it in 1829. This led to the Texas Revolution and the establishment of the Texas Republic in 1836.During the 1820s and 1830s, citizens on both sides of the shifting border made claims against the Mexican Republic and the United States. In September 1838, Secretary of State John Forsyth and Mexican minister Francisco Pizarro Martinez negotiated a Convention to evaluate the claims and determine compensation. President Van Buren forwarded it to the Senate, and the Senate approved it on January 31.This order instructs Secretary of State John Forsyth to affix the Seal of the United States to both the Senate ratification and the ratified copy of the Convention. The claims commission established by the convention met in Washington, with representatives from both nations. A representative of the King of Prussia arbitrated in cases where the commissioners disagreed.In 1845, the United States annexed Texas, which led to further border disputes and the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848. Text of ConventionMartin Van Buren (1782-1862) of New York was the first president who had not been born a British subject. He was admitted to the bar in 1803, and joined the Democratic-Republican Party supporting Aaron Burr and George Clinton. He served in the New York Senate from 1813 to 1820, as New York Attorney General from 1815 to 1819, and U.S. Senator from 1822 to 1828. After serving as New York governor for less than three months in 1829, he became Andrew Jackson's Secretary of State (1829-1831), minister to the United Kingdom (1831-1832), and Vice President (1833-1837). Van Buren was elected president after Jackson's second term. The Panic of 1837 marred his presidency, and he lost a bid for reelection in 1840 to William Henry Harrison.

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        The art of deer-stalking : illustrated by a narrative of a few days' sport in the forest of Atholl, with some account of the nature and habits of red deer, and a short description of the Scotch forests; legends, superstitions, stories of poachers and freebooters, &c. . . .

      London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, MDCCCXXXXVIII [1838; engraved title dated 1839]. First Edition of the classic text on deer stalking, with errata on p. [xiv]. Illustrated with engravings and lithographs after paintings by Edwin and Charles Landseer and by the author. 8vo: xix,[1],436, with steel-engraved frontispiece and title page vignette and 10 tinted lithographic plates. Bound without the advertisement leaf. Armorial book plate of bibliophile Henry Machin to front paste down. Half hunter-green morocco, flat spine richly gilt, decorated paper-covered boards with matching end papers, all edges gilt. An excellent, wide-margined example, some marginal staining to several plates and foxing to adjacent leaves (principally frontispiece and title page), but most pages and plates clean and bright. Schwerdt II, pp. 154-55. ¶ Including an account of the nature and habits of the Red Deer, a description of the Scottish Forests, and historical notes on the earlier Field-Sports of Scotland. With chapters on Dogs, Rifles, Highland Legends, Superstitions, Traditions, Folk-Lore, and Tales of Poachers and Freebooters. A "famous book, showing how this dangerous sport was carried on with the aid of deerhounds before modern rifles were introduced. It seems a pity that such noble animals as Scotch deerhounds and Irish wolfhounds cannot now be put to their natural use." (Schwerdt) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Handbuch für k. k. österreichische Artillerie-Offiziere ... Mit 10 Kupfertafeln. Zweite vermehrte Auflage. Vollständig

      Wien: Fr. Beck\'sche Universitäts-Buchhandlung 1839 OKart., XVI+[1], 626 Seiten, Lithographie rtes Frontispiz; Anhang mit 10 gefalt. Kupfern, kl. 8°, etwas berieben und bestoßen; Kanten und Ecken beschabt; Pappbezug etwas abgegriffen, Bindung etwas gelockert. Vorderdeckel mit 2 Besitzerschildchen versehen; Ex libris/Besitzerschildchen auf dem Vorsatzplaz eingeklebt, mehrfach gestempelt im Text; verso auch auf Tafeln. Frontispiz etwas fleckig; Seiten und Tafeln stellenweise wenig gebräunt, bzw. ganz leicht stockfleckig und eselohrig. Insgesamt in gutem Zustand. Sehr selten, guter Zustand.Austriaca, Militaria, Handbücher

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Hannover, 7. VI. 1839. - 2 SS. 4to. An einen Hoftheaterintendanten: "Euer hohen Gnade und Wohlwollen mich abermals empfehlend, wage ich die schon einmal ausgesprochene gehorsamste Bitte zu wiederholen. - Eure Exzellenz hatten mir neulich die Ehre erwiesen auf meine früheren, unterthänigen Schreiben von mir, von der Königlichen Hoftheaterintendanz erwidern zu lassen, daß auf mein ergebenstes Gesuche möglichst Rücksicht genommen werden sollte. Da es nun fortwährend mein sehnlichster Wunsch geblieben ist, unter der hohen Direction Euer Exzellenz eine Stelle zu bekleiden [ ]. - Wallerstein erhielt bereits als Kind Violinunterricht, spielte in Wirtshäusern und in Privatgesellschaften und gab 1827 ein vielbeachtetes Konzertdebüt. Nach einer Deutschlandtournee wurde er 1829 Violinist in der Dresdner Hofkapelle; 1832-37 war er in gleicher Stellung in Hannover tätig.

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        Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Adjoining Countries, From the Latter Part of the Reign of Edward II, to the Coronation of Henry IV. Translated from the French Editions. With Variations and Additions from Many Celebrated MSS. by Thomas Johnes, esq. To which are Prefixed a Life of the Author, an Essay on his Works, and a Criticism on his History.

      London: William Smith, 1839. FINELY BOUND, a new edition. In two volumes. Small Quarto (25 x 18cm), pp.[2] xlviii, 768 [4]; pp.[2] xiv, 733 [5]. All text in English, with 116 in-text woodcuts and a hand-coloured decorated title page to volume I. In later burgundy full morocco with gilt titles to spines and upper boards, and much additional gilt decoration. All edges gilt.Light spotting to prelims, and some light external wear. Very good overall. Jean Froissart was the principle chronicler of the first half of the Hundred Years War, detailing among other events the Battles of Crecy and Poitiers, as well as the dramatic failure of a Crusade to relieve Byzantium at Nicopolis in 1396.

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        Schlachten-Pläne. Lfg. 1 - 7 (ab der 3. Lfg. als Fortsetzung des Schlachten-Atlasses genannt). 2 Bände (Textband und Tafelmappe).

      Wien, Kunsthandlg. J. Bermann u. Sohn 1836-1839. - Dargestellt sind Schlachten, Gefechte, Treffen und Überfälle, aus den Jahren 357 bis 1831, vorwiegend jedoch aus den napoleonischen Kriegen. - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENEZBESTEUERUNG. quer- 4°, 100 teilkol.Kupferstichtaf. in HLn.-Flügelmappe d. Zt., 7 Textlieferungen mit jeweils einem, bzw. zwei Textblättern zu den jeweiligen Schlachten in HLnbd. m. marmor. Schnitt, schwach berieben, etwas abgegriffen, Exlibris auf den jeweiligen vord. Innendeckeln, 1 größerer Braunfl. (im w. Rand) auf 1 Bl. d. Lfg. 1, Mappe an RüKante aufgerissen, Flügel tls. eingerissen u. kl. Fehlst., ein flieg. Vors. m. schwacher Knickspur., erste Taf. etwas gebr. m. kl. Seiteneinriss, insges. sehr guter Zustand.

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        Nicholas Nickleby

      London: Chapman and Hall 1839. xvi, 624 pp. First edition. Bound from the parts, with stab marks present. Several first isssue points present. Maroon half morocco over marbled boards. Raised bands to spine with gilt title lettering. Minor marks to spine. Frontis portrait engraving. With 39 full-page engravings by Phiz. Plates complete. Staining and foxing, occasionally heavy, to plates. Binding firm. A VG copy. . Very Good. Half Morocco. First Edition. 1839. 8vo..

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        Histoire des Relations Commerciales entre la France et le Bresil. Paris, Guillaumin

      1839 - First Edition. 8vo, 328pp, folding map coloured in outline, contemporary green half-calf. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Adjoining Countries, From the Latter Part of the Reign of Edward II, to the Coronation of Henry IV. Translated from the French Editions. With Variations and Additions from Many Celebrated MSS. by Thomas Johnes, esq. To which are Prefixed a Life of the Author, an Essay on his Works, and a Criticism on his History.

      London: William Smith, 1839.. FINELY BOUND, a new edition. In two volumes. Small Quarto (25 x 18cm), pp.[2] xlviii, 768 [4]; pp.[2] xiv, 733 [5]. All text in English, with 116 in-text woodcuts and a hand-coloured decorated title page to volume I. In later burgundy full morocco with gilt titles to spines and upper boards, and much additional gilt decoration. All edges gilt. Light spotting to prelims, and some light external wear. Very good overall. Jean Froissart was the principle chronicler of the first half of the Hundred Years War, detailing among other events the Battles of Crecy and Poitiers, as well as the dramatic failure of a Crusade to relieve Byzantium at Nicopolis in 1396.

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        The Poetical Works

      London: Edward Moxon,, 1839. Edited by Mrs. Shelley. 4 volumes, octavo. Original brown ribbed cloth, titles gilt to spines, arabesque panel blind to covers, yellow coated endpapers. Engraved portrait frontispiece with tissue-guard in vol. I, with all the half-titles, publisher's ads to vols. II and IV. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown of vol. I. Contemporary ownership inscription to front free endpaper versos. Spines uniformly lightly faded, very minor rubbing to edges, top edges dust toned; an unusually bright, excellent set. First edition, in the exceptionally bright original cloth, of Mary Shelley's collected edition of her husband's poetical works, the first complete collected edition, which established Shelley finally and irreversibly amongst the great poets of the English language. Pirate editions of Shelley's works had persuaded his father, Sir Timothy, that all hope of obscurity had passed, and Mary was allowed to prepare a proper edition provided there was only a minimum of biographical information. "Mary Shelley brought Shelley into the mainstream of the national culture. He was no longer the author of a notorious banned poem [Queen Mab] only obtainable from shops specializing in blasphemy, sedition and advice on birth control. He was the prophet of Prometheus Unbound, one of the most ambitious attempts ever made to uplift life by literature, and of other works such as the "Ode to the West Wind" ... The notes that Mary added are masterpieces of editing, adding so immeasurably to the reader's understanding that nobody would now consider printing Shelley's poems without them" (St Clair, p. 492).

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        Abhandlung über Perkussion und Auskultation.

      Wien, bei J.G.Ritter von Mösle's Witwe & Braumüller, 1839, 8, XVIII, 271, (1) pp., Halbledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung N.a.Tit mit neunzeiliger eigenhändiger Widmung des Verfassers. "Skoda put physical signs on a scientific basis and created cardiology as a specialty" Bedford Widmungsexemplar der Ersten Ausgabe! "Dem Hochwohlgeborenen/ edlen Herrn/ Joghann Christian Schiffner, k.k. us.w. ..../ Direktor des k.k. allgemeinen/ Krankenhauses etc etc etc///voller Zeichen der größten/ Wertschätzung, der Verfasser."Im Jahre 1839 war die gesetzmäßige Dienstzeit Skodas als Sekundararzt im Allgemeinen Krankenhause abgelaufen. Er stand vor der Notwendigkeit, eine Existenz zu begründen. Gesuche um Distriktsarztensstellen in Oberhollabrunn und Waidhofen a. d. Thaya, sowie um ein Kreisphysikat in Mähren waren abschlägig beschieden worden. So mußte er zufrieden sein, daß er den Posten eines Armenarztes in der Wiener Vorstadt St. Ulrich erhielt. Skoda bezog eine kleine Wohnung innerhalb seines Rayons in der Burggasse und widmete sich neben seinen Amtsgeschäften weiteren Studien auf seiner früheren Abteilung im Krankenhause, wozu ihm sowohl sein Primararzt Ratter als auch die Krankenhausdirektion (Schiffner *) Erlaubnis gegeben hatten. Nur die große Anspruchslosigkeit Skodas machte es ihm möglich, mit der kärglichen Besoldung seinen wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten zu leben, ohne in der Privatpraxis und der alltäglichen Erwerbstätigkeit seine Kräfte aufzubrauchen. Hauptsächlich aber verwendete er die Muße, die ihm durch den Austritt aus dem Allgemeinen Krankenhause zuteil geworden war, zur Vollendung seiner berühmten "Abhandlung über Perkussion und Auskultation". Im Jahre 1839 erschien bei J.G.Ritter von Mösles Witwe und Braumüller, auf Löschpapier gedruckt, die eben genannte Monographie Skodas, in welcher er die gesamten Ergebnisse seiner Untersuchungen in systematischer Form vortrug. Der Kliniker Wunderlich nennt es 1856 "ein Buch, dessen gleichen an Klassizität die deutsche medizinische Literatur schon lange nicht mehr gesehen hatte". Alles bisher Bestandene war darin schöpferisch aufgenommen und neu verwertet, in schmuckloser, knapper Form, mit strengster Objektivität dargestellt. Es ist nicht unsere Aufgabe, eine Analyse des ganzen Werkes zu geben, wir wollen nur einige Hauptpunkte hervorheben. Der eine ist die Schaffung einer auf physikalische Grundlagen gestellten Einteilung der Schallerscheinungen an Stelle der spezifischen Schälle für einzelne Organe und einzelne Krankheiten. Wie es Skoda schon früher für die Perkussionserscheinungen getan hatte, war hier dieses Prinzip auch für die Auskultation durchgeführt. "Laennec und seine Schüler waren bestrebt gewesen, mit Hilfe des Beklopfens und Behorchens der Wände des Körpers Zeichen aufzufinden, die ohne weiteres bestimmte Krankheiten kenntlich machen sollten, wie etwa das Zirpen die Grille, oder der Wachtelschlag die Wachtel anzeigt. Das Tuberkelknacken sollte die Tuberkeln der Lunge verraten, das Knisterrasseln den Beginn oder die LösungderLungenentzündung, das Reibegeräusch die Entzündung von Brust-oder Herzfell." (Kussmaul). Dem entsprach eine reiche, aber unklare und subjektiv gefärbte Terminologie, die schon Laennecs nächste Umgebung, z. B. Andral, nicht befriedigte. Skoda zeigte, daß die veränderten Schallerscheinungen nichts anderes erweisen, als ein verändertes physikalisches Verhalten der Organe, von denen sie ausgehen. Welchen Krankheiten dieses physikalische Verhalten entspricht, das ist Aufgabe einer besonderen Überlegung, die nur auf Grund pathologisch-anatomischer Kenntnisse geschehen kann. Damit war mit dem Prinzip der "pathognomonischen". das heißt, für einzelne Krankheiten charakteristischen, Zeichen gebrochen und ein neues diagnostisches Prinzip gegeben, das zu einer völligen Umgestaltung der Diagnostik führte. Es tut der Bedeutung Skodas keinen Abbruch, wenn man darauf hinweist, daß diese Auffassung der Schallerscheinungen gleichzeitig in England erkannt, von L a t h a m sogar einige Jahre früher (18) schon formuliert worden ist: "Pneumonie, Pleuritis und Phtisis sind nur der Komplex, die Summe gleichsam, verschiedener Krankheitsprodukte und Krankheitsresultate. Es gibt deshalb auch kernen pneumonischen, pleuritischen oder phtisischen Ton. Die genannten drei Krankheiten ergeben bei der Auskultation keinen besonderen Ton, der ihnen als solchen eigentümlich angehört, sondern die Töne, welche wir bei diesen Krankheiten hören, resultieren lediglich aus gewissen, in der Struktur der befallenen Teile sich äußernden Veränderungen. Wir hören die Töne, welche andeuten, daß dieser Teil mit einer Flüssigkeit angefüllt, der andere von einer festen Masse kondensiert und noch ein anderer endlich durch Exkavationen ausgehöhlt sei." Das Prinzip selbst hatte eigentlich schon Laennec gefunden, aber er "verdarb seine richtige Idee durch die willkürliche Aufstellung physikalischer Voraussetzungen und die oH unkritische Anwendung der physikalischen Gesetze.' (Wunderlich.)Es war Skoda, der nicht nur den leitenden Gedanken klar erfaßte, sondern ihn auch praktisch brauchbar machte. Der größte Fortschritt wurde durch die Einführung der rein physikalischen Betrachtungsweise in der Erkenntnis der Herzkrankheiten gewonnen. Hier war gerade in diesen Jahren' viel geleistet worden. Dominic John Corrigan hatte 1832 die Aortenklappeninsuffizienz, M.J. Filhos 1833 die Insuffizienz der Mitralklappe, P. Briquet 1836 die Verengerung des linken venösen Ostiums studiert. Aber der rechte Zusammenhang zwischen den Geräuschen und den anatomischen Veränderungen war noch nicht ganz aufgedeckt. Wer die Bedeutung der Arbeit Skodas recht ermessen will, braucht nur den Abschnitt über die Zeichen der Krankheiten des Herzbeutels und des Herzens bei Skoda (S. 252-266) mit den Angaben zu vergleichen, die Bouillaud, der Entdecker der Endokarditis, in seinem an sich ausgezeichneten Buche über die Herzkrankheiten 1836, also drei Jahre vorher, gemacht hat. Das umfangreiche Werk Bouillauds, mit seinen sorgfältig geführten Krankengeschichten und minutiösen Sektionsbefunden, versagt vollständig bei der Frage nach der diagnostischen Bedeutung der Herzgeräusche. Der Autor unterscheidet die krankhaften Geräusche noch gar nicht nach der Phase der Herztätigkeit, d. h. ob sie während der Zusammenziehung (Systole) oder Erschlaffung (Diastole) der Herzkammern auftreten, er denkt noch gar nicht an die Möglichkeit, daß man die Geräusche auf die Erkrankungen der einzelnen Öffnungen der Herzkammern beziehen und die erkrankte Öffnung erkennen könnte. Bei Skoda findet sich dagegen eine vollständige Diagnostik der Erkrankungen eines jeden Herzabschnittes, in wenigen lapidaren Sätzen, kurz, klar und verläßlich. Unter den Erscheinungen, die die Beobachtungsgabe Skodas aufgefunden und sein Scharfsinn zu deuten gelehrt hat, sind insbesondere die Pulsation der Halsvenen und die Verstärkung des zweiten Pulmonal-tones zu nennen. "Maximillian Sternberg, Josef Skoda, pp.25-29Johann Christian Schiffner, "geb. 1780, "studirte und promovirte in Wien, liees sich daselbst nieder, wurde 18 Secundararzt, 1815 Primaarzt am Allgem. Krankenhause, 1830 erster Stadtarzt, auch Sanitätsmagister und Decan der medicinischen Facultät, erhielt 1834 das Ehrenbürgerdiplom vom Magistrate zu Wien, wurde 1838 zum niederösterr. Reg.-Rath ernannt, in demselben Jahre 1.Stadphysicus, Director der Kranken-, Irren-, gebär- und findelanstalt, sowie der damit verbundenen polizeiärztlichen Anstalten für kranke Arme, 1841 auch Rector magnif. Der Universität. Schiffner war ein eifriger Mitarbeiter an den "Oesterr. Med. Jahrbb.", zu denen er verschiedene Beiträge lieferte." Hirsch V, p.223 - siehe Dechambre, 3.Série, VII, p.440 Callisen, XVII, p.140 XXXII, p.144First edition and important dedication copy of this landmark treatise, which established percussion as a fundamental diagnostic procedure. Based on his studies of physical acoustics, Skoda attempted to classify different sounds in the chest according to their pitch and tonality. Even today the work remains one of the best in its field: "Skoda"s resonance, the drum-like sound heard in pneumonia and pericardial effusion, is a permanent aid in modern diagnosis" (Garrison, History of Medicine, p. ). Skoda (1805-81), professor of internal diseases at the Vienna Faculty of Medicine, was one of the most brilliant exponents of the new Vienna School. The present work is his most important contribution to medicine.Garrison & Morton No.2676 Major 520/5 Waller 8978 Willius & Dry, History of the Heart, pp. 128 and 321). Norman 1953. Heirs of Hippocrates 1676 Bedford No.479

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        Vorarlberg, aus den Papieren des in Bregenz verstorbenen Preisters Franz Joseph Weizenegger. In drei Abtheilungen. Bearbeitet und herausgegeben von M. Merkle, Präfekt des k. k. Gymnasiums zu Feldkirch. 3 Bände.

      Innsbruck, Wagner, 1839. - Erstausgabe. - Mit Kapiteln wie „Merkwürdige Personen", „Landesvertheidigung", „Rechtspflege", „Handel und Gewerbe", „Auswanderung", „Volkscharakter", „Landesadel", „Münzwesen der ältern Zeit", „Nachrichten über einzelne Städte, Klöster und Orte der Herrschaften: Feldkirch, Bludenz, Bregenz, Hohenegg, Blumenegg, Hohenems und des Reichshofes Lustenau" usw. Der dritte Band enthält eine „Landesgeschichte, von den vorchristlichen Zeiten bis zum Ende des österreichischen Erbfolgekrieges". - Einbände an den Kanten etw. berieben bzw. bestoßen. Stockfleckig u. etw. gebräunt. - Wurzbach LII, 156 (Weizenegger) u. XVII, 397 (Meinrad Merkle); Barth 21811. ge Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 8°. Zus. ca. 1130 S., Marmor. Ppbde. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückenschildern u. dreiseitigem Farbschnitt. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Labour's Wrongs and Labour's Remedy;

      Leeds: Published by David Green,, 1839. Or, the Age of Might and the Age of Right. Duodecimo (184 x 109 mm). Contemporary black cloth, paper labels to spine printed in black, partially unopened. Extremities worn and spine rolled, spine ends and corners bumped, cloth split along rear board joint, loss to lower label, boards scuffed, hinges cracked but firm, endpapers foxed, lower corner of gathering I partially uncut, otherwise a very good copy. First edition of Bray's major contribution to socialist political economy. Bray, who based this book on a series of lectures which he delivered to the Leeds Working Men's Association in 1837, is often considered to be "the most effective of the English pre-Marxians" (Gray, p. 288). "In Labour's Wrongs Bray traced the impoverishment of the labouring-classes to the skewed distribution of the ownership of the nation's productive capacity, which permitted the coercive exercise of economic power by the few against the interests of the many ... Although influenced by Owenite thinking, [Bray's] conception of socialism involved a move away from the idea of self-contained, self-sufficient, cooperative communities in the direction of central control over output, pricing, allocation and distribution. In this respect, while bearing many of the hallmarks of early 19th-century socialism, Labour's Wrongs points to the work of late 19th-century socialists where the market is supplanted by planning" (The New Palgrave, p. 274).

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        Georgian Lady for "Scenes, paysages, moeurs et costumes du Caucase".

      c. - 1840 1839 - Watercolour on paper (24 x 12 cm), offered together with its hand-coloured lithograph (34.5 x 24.2 cm) - plate 26 from "Scenes, paysages, moeurs et costumes du Caucase" (A. Hauser, Paris, c. 1840), with a blind stamp "A.B." in lower margin; two small marginal tears, light waterstain in right margin nor affecting image. An original sketch of a Georgian lady by one of the most famous Russian explorers of the Caucasus of the XIX century; here offered together with its lithograph from a very rare work on Caucasian costumes. This watercolour was painted by Gagarin as part of the series in 1839-1840 when he travelled to the Caucasus following his friend Mikhail Lermontov. It was shortly published in Paris in the work "Costumes du Caucase", which was intended to form part of a larger work depicting the scenes, landscape, customs and costumes of the Caucasus and be issued in 48 livraisons. However, Colas states that only 11 of these were issued, each containing 6 plates of costumes. Even individual plates of this work are rare. Prince Gagarin (1810-93), a painter, architect and art critic, was a Vice-president of the Petersburg Academy of Arts in 1859-72. He studied with Bryusov and was a member of the brilliant high society in St. Petersburg, where in his early years he met Pushkin and drew illustrations for some of his works. A friend of Lermontov, he went with him to the Caucasus, where he stayed on military and public service during almost 15 years until 1855. He lived a few years in Tiflis (nowadays Tbilisi) and before that had the opportunity to travel to various parts of the region, especially Dagestan. He was a cultivated, sensitive mind with artistic talents and a taste for details and observation. Whether during his missions, his vacation or his stay in town, Gagarin made numerous sketches of the local topography, architecture, decorations, life, costumes and important people. This rare sketch allows to see the artist's skill and attention to the detail, as well as Gagarine's eagerness to depict real people rather then a "general type". René Colas, a compiler of the major bibliography of costumes and fashion, highly praised Gagrine's depictions: "Plusieurs planches representent des costumes très intéressants pour la Georgie". The drawing comes from a private collection of Sarkis Boghossian and was published in his monumental work "Armenian Iconography" that gathers ____ prints and drawings on the subject. Boghossian's biography resembles a thriller novel. Born in 1921 in a small Armenian village in today's Turkey, Boghossian was taken to Marseille at the age of six by his family that fled famine and oppression. Passionate about art, poetry and Armenian culture, he chose a career of bookseller. In 1967 Boghossian opened a rare bookshop in Paris, "Le XIXe siècle", specialising in rare books and engravings related to Armenia. In autumn 1998 the French booksellers' community woke up to shocking news that Boghossian had been found dead in his Parisian flat, tortured and murdered, with a number of valuable books missing from the apartment. Police quickly traced the murderer, who, however, hardly resembled the idea one may have of an assassin. He was a French bookseller of Turkish origin and a renowned scholar with a PhD from Sorbonne specialising in Ottoman and Armenian history. He was apparently in dispute with Boghossian over a number of rare books that the latter kept as a guarantee against a cash loan. The bookseller was arrested and subsequently sentenced to 19 years in prison just when he was due to give a lecture at a conference in Nice titled "The Armenian merchants in the Mediterranean in the eighteenth century". Sarkis Boghossian "Armenian Iconography II" 839 and 840 p.114 and 115 - Paris, 1998; For the book see Colas 1147; Lipperheide 1384.

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        Wissenschaftliche Resultate der von N.M. Przewalski nach Central-Asien unternommenen Reisen auf Kosten einer von seiner Kaiserlichen Hoheit dem Grossfürsten Thronfolger Nikolai Alexandrowitsch gespendeten Summe herausgegeben von der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Zoologischer Theil. Band III, Abth. 2. Fische. Bearbeitet von S. Herzenstein. Lieferung 1[-3].St. Petersburg, for the Royal Academie of Science, 1888-1891. 3 parts in 1 volume. Folio. With 3 title-pages, recto printed in cyrillic, verso in German, and 25 lithographed plates by R. and I. (or J.) Koch, and several illustrations in text. Later cloth.

      - First and only edition of Nikolai Michailovich Przewalski's (1839-1888) work on the comparatively small fish fauna of Western China, ca. 190 species. The work was published and edited by Salomon Markovich Herzenstein (ca. 1854-1894). This copy is from the collection of the well-known ichthyologist George Sprague Myers (1905-1985).Library stamps and several manuscript notes. Very good copy, the titles reinforced on the reverse with paper, sometimes repaired with tape, a few inner margins reinforced.

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        „Den Gründern der Fürstenwarte. Panorama am Plavutsch [sic] nächst Grätz“ [Deckeltitel].

      Graz, J. F. Kaiser bzw. k. k. Gub. Lithographie, (1839). 8°. Mit 3 mehrf. gefalt. lithogr. Panoramen (aufgenommen von W. Heger; lithogr. von Ferd. Steinhauser bzw. Alexander Maschek), gefalt. lose in OKart.-Umschlag m. mont. illustr. lithogr. Deckelschild. Erstausgabe. - Zusammen mit seinem Bruder Kaiser Franz, dessen Gattin Caroline, Marie Louise von Parma und dem Herzog von Reichstadt erstieg Erzherzog Johann 1830 den Gipfel des Plabutsch. Zur Erinnerung an dieses Ereignis wurde ein Gedenkstein, der „Fürstenstein“ gesetzt. Die erste Warte war aus Holz und wurde 1839 aufgestellt, um Sr. Majestät, Kaiser Ferdinand die Möglichkeit zu geben, vom höchsten Punkt in der Grazer Umgebung das ganze Murbecken überblicken zu können. 400 Gulden Spendengelder waren dazu notwendig. - Enth. die „Nord-Parthie des Panorama vom Plavutsch-Berge nächst Grätz“ (Blattgr. 18,3 x 111,8 cm); die „Ost-Parthie“ (17,2 x 102,5 cm) u. die „West-Parthie“ (17 x 90,3 cm). - Die Deckelillustration zeigt eine lithogr. Ansicht der Fürstenwarte. - Umschlag fleckig, mit kl. Randeinrissen u. auf der Stecklasche m. kl. altem Namensstempel. Die Panoramen leicht stockfleckig sowie vereinzelt m. Knickspuren bzw. leicht angestaubt. - Schlossar 293 (kennt nur „2 Bll. Lith.“). Versand D: 12,50 EUR Graz - Plabutsch, Heger, Den Gründern der im Jahre 1839 errichteten und 1852 neu erbauten Fürstenwarthe auf dem Plavutsch, Steinhauser, Maschek, Panorama, Panoramen

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        History and general views of the Sandwich Islands' mission

      Taylor & Dodd, New York 1839 - First edition, 12mo, pp. 268; orig. brown cloth, gilt-lettered spine; spine ends a little cracked and bare spots neatly inpainted; modest foxing; old library label removed from spine; old manuscript ex-libris on blank flyleaf reading "No. 159 David Whitcombs Apprentice Library, Templeton, 1848; a good, sound copy. Forbes 1141: "The text contains two parts. The first two chapters are on the early history of the Islands up to the visit of Captain Cook. Chapter III, Introduction of Christianity, discusses Hawaii between Captain Cook's death and the arrival of the first missionaries ? Following this is a general history of the progress of the mission?" American Imprints 55361; Sabin 19991. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Jubilee of the Constitution: A Discourse.

      New York: Samuel Colman, 1839. First edition of this speech by John Quincy Adams on the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Inauguration of George Washington as President of the United States, 1789. Octavo, bound in contemporary three quarters leather. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page, "To Josiah Adams from John Quincy Adams." The recipient Josiah Adams, was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1805-1813), Mayor of Boston (1823-1828), and President of Harvard University (1829-1845). The historic Quincy Market in downtown Boston is named in his honor. He was the son of John Quincy II, who was the principal spokesman for the Sons of Liberty in Boston prior to the Revolution and was John Adams' co-counsel during the trials of Captain Thomas Preston and the soldiers involved in the Boston Massacre. In near fine condition. A nice association. One of the greatest diplomats and secretaries of state in American history, John Quincy Adams is best known for his historic role in the development American foreign policy; staunchly defending the ideals of liberty, nonintervention, and freedom of commerce. A Harvard trained lawyer, Adams was notorious for his fervently nationalist commitment to U.S. republican values and classical liberal ideals. After serving as the sixth president of the United States from 1825 to 1829, Adams was elected as the United States Representative of Massachusetts and became a leading proponent for the abolition of slavery. The Jubilee of the Constitution was delivered by Adams at the request of the New York Historical Society on Tuesday, April 30th 1839, marking the fiftieth anniversary of the inauguration of George Washington. In the discourse, Adams examined the historic roots of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States, arguing for the unification of the United States and against the limitations placed upon the central government in the recent Articles of Confederation.

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