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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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        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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        Bildliche Darstellung auf chemischem Wege (Sp.-195-196).

      Allg. Anzeiger u. Nationalzeitung d. Deutsch., 1839/1. - Nr. 16. Donnerstag, den 17. Januar 1839. - Gotha, Verl. d. Beckerschen Buchh., 1839, Kl.4, Sp.189-204, OBrosch beigelegt 5 weitere Hefte. Verlagsfrische Exemplar, der wohl ersten Veröffentlichung über die Daguerreotypie in Deutschland. Beigelegt sind ersten Veröffentlichungen von Kobell und Steinheil, die erste (?) deutsche Übersetzung von Talbott's Mitteilung über die Präparierung des Papiers, der Prioritätsanspruch von Phillip Hoffmeister und der Wiederabdruck seiner Erstveröffentlichung betreffend der Erfindung der Heliographie. Hier die Beschreibung der Beilagen im Einzelnen:(Kobell & Steinheil): Ueber Daguerre's bildliche Darstellungen. K. (1.Febr. 1839,Nr.31, Sp.388-390). + Lichtbilder betr. (Die augsb. Allg. enthält nachstehende Mittheilung über das Verfahren zweyer Professoren der münchener Universität von Kobell und Steinheil, die Bildung einer Camera obscura als Zeichnung zu fixieren) (9.April 1839, Nr. 95, Sp.1199-1200) .......... Erst der Wunsch über das Daguerrsche Verfahren brauchbares mitteilen zu können hatte Carl August Steinheil (1801-1870) und Franz von Kobell (1803-1875) zu ihren Versuchen veranlaßt. "Die erste Veröffentlichung über ihre Ergebniss erfolgte im "Allgemeinen Anzeiger der Deutschen und Nationalzeitung" Nr. 31 vom 1.Februar 1839 ehe Talbots Verfahren in Deutschland bekannt geworden war. Weitere Beschreibung des Verfahrens erschienen in der gleichen Zeitung vom 9.Aril 1839, Nr. 95, Sp.1190, ausführlichere Berichte brachten die "Gelehrten Anzeigen" der Akademie (Nr.132 vom 3.7.1839) und andere Zeitungen." Wolfgang Baier, Geschichte der Photographie, pp.97-98Hoffmeister: Die neue pariser Erfindung , durch die Sonnenstrahlen Kupferstiche hervorzubringen Heliographie oder die Sonne als Kupferstecher (Sonntags, 10. Februar 1839, Nr. 40, Sp.495-496). .......... Hoffmeister leitet den Wiederabdruck seiner Mitteilung aus dem Jahre 1833 "Die Heliographie oder die Sonne als Kupferstecher" mit folgender Bemerkung ein ".. und es soll ihn freuen, wenn diese Erfindung nach beynahe sechs Jahren und nachdem sie jetzt von Paris zu uns herüber kommt, in seinem Vaterlande Anerkennung findet". Philipp Hoffmeister (17.04.18 Eiterhagen - 5.03.1874 in Marburg als emeritierter Pfarrer). Er war von 1840 bis 1871 Pfarrer in Nordshausen, zuvor in Kleinschmalkalden. "Hoffmeister war ein Wissenschaftler mit Begabungen und Interessen auf mancherlei Gebieten. Er malte in Miniatur, Oel und schwarzer Kreide. Er erfand die "Heliographie", die als Daguerrotypie Vorbereiterin der Photographie wurde. Eine zeitlang beschäftigte er sich mit der Herstellung von Rechenmaschinen, auch stellte er eine neue unvertilgbare Zeichenkreide (Schwarzstift) her. In besonderer Weise widmete er sich dem Studium von Insekten (Dipteren). Er entdeckte 60 neue Arten eine wurde nach ihm "Mycetaulus Hoffmeisterii" genannt. Für die Museen in Paris, Wien, Frankfurt, Marburg und andere stellte er Sammlungen zusammen. Von manchen wissenschaftlichen Vereinigungen wurde er zum Mitglied gewählt. Auch hat er manchen Artikel herausgegeben...Von mehreren Seiten wird die Ehre Daguerre's in Paris, durch die Wirkung des Lichtes bleibende Bilder hervorzubringen, in Anspruch genommen .. (6. März 1839, Nr. 64, Sp.797-798). ......... "In der Sitzung vom der pariser Academie vom 4.Febr. d. J. kam ein solcher Anspruch des englischen Physikers Talbot zur Verhandlung, welcher von Arago und Biot widerlegt wurde."Lichtgemälde, Ads. (Nach Talbot) (12.März, Nr.70, Sp.869-872) ......... Am 31. Januar 1839 gab William Herny Fox Talbott seinen ersten Bericht über seine fotografischen Untersuchungen der Royal Society, am 21. Februar, Mitteilung über die Präparierung des Papiers (Anwendung von Chlorsilber Fixieren mit Kochsalz- oder Jodkaliumlösung) am 20. Februar, Brief an Biot über das Fixieren 1. März, Mitteilung über das Ferrocyankali und unterschwefeligsaurem Natrium als Fixiermittel am 15.März, Mitteilung über das Bromsilberpapier an die Royal Society.... siehe Wolfgang Baier, pp.91-92.

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        Storia del Testamento Antico esposta in sacre lezioni

      copertina rigida Tipografia delle belle arti, Roma 1839-1840. Opera completa in sei volumi (rarissima a trovarsi completa ed in ottimo stato). Dorso in pelle con fregi e titoli in oro e piatti marmorizzati.

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        Kitab al-Mazamir.

      Dayr al-Shuwayr, Kisrawan, Lebanon, St. John the Baptist Monastery, 1839. - 8vo. 354, (14) pp., wanting final blank. Contemporary blindstamped brown calf. Rare Psalter from the printing office of the Melkite monastery of St. John the Baptist at al-Shuwayr in the Lebanese Kisrawan mountains, operative between 1734 and 1899, during which time it produced in all 69 Arabic books, including re-editions (cf. Silvestre de Sacy I, pp. 412-414; Middle Eastern Languages and the Print Revolution. A Cross-Cultural Encounter, Westhofen 2002, pp. 179-181). Nasrallah counts 15 editions of the Psalter alone, the last (produced in 1899, the only as-Shuwayr Psalter in the Aboussouan collection) constituting the swan-song of that important press. "Le Psautier a longtemps été le livre classique unique des écoles d'Orient. Cela nous explique pourquoi il fut si souvent édité" (Nasrallah, p. 38). - Binding a little rubbed; some light browning and brownstaining (mainly confined to margins). A good copy. Not in Nasrallah.

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        Geological Sketches and Glimpses of the Ancient Earth.

      London, Harvey and Darton, 1832. 12mo. Publisher's cloth with gilt-stamped morocco lettering-piece; ; pp. xix, 393, [2, advertisements], folding handcoloured engraved plate with profiles, folding engraved map, additional engraved title, engraved frontispiece, 3 engraved plates, a few illustrations in the text (among them the strata near Chichester); hinges worn, light browning to frontispiece and engraced titel, as usual, otherwise internally very good and clean. Very rare first edition, containing more illustrations than the later ones. Maria Hack (1777-1844) wrote a number of educational books for the Darton publishing company. Her eldest daughter Elizabeth oversaw her illustrations while another daughter, Margaret, married into the Darton dynasty. This book is a very engaging introduction to contemporary geology and devotes space to the discoveries by Mary Anning of the icthyosaur and plesiosaur in Lyme Regis, which were continuing sensations. As with most of Hack's books, the text is in the form of a dialogue between little Harry Beaufoy and his inordinately well-educated parents. The Dartons: An Annotated Check-list, G416.

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        Report on the Affairs of British North America from the Earl of Durham. Folio. 1st edition, [bound with] the 5 Appendices A to E inclusive

      Official British Government Report [HMSO], London 1839 - A LANDMARK AND IMPORTANT BOOK IN CANADIAN HISTORY. First folio UK complete edition. 8-1/4 x 13-1/4 inches. House of Commons, London, 1839. [11 Feb. 1839], Recent half bound dark brown calf leather spine and corners, with elaborate gold tooled symbols on spine with dark red leather label. New end papers and marbled boards. Title page with two inch of paper replaced across bottom otherwise and page [iii] with some paper repairs, otherwise in very good to near fine condition. Lord Durham was sent to Canada in 1838 as Governor General to inquire into the Rebellion of 1837. His report recommended the union of Upper and Lower Canada and the granting of responsible government (except in foreign affairs, trade regulation, constitutional change, and land grants). Original first published, British Parliamentary Paper 1839 No.13. Complete report: [bound with] the 5 Appendices A to E inclusive. Map with numeroustables. Collation: Main Report: iv, [5]-119pp., [1]p. folio. Ordered to be Printed February 11, 1839. [London, 1839] [bound with]; title page to Appendix A, 62pp., [1]p. folio. Ordered to be Printed February 11, 1839. [London, 1839] [bound with]; title page to Appendix B, 4, 218pp. [1]p. folio. Ordered to be Printed March 5, 1839 [London, 1839] In series, including the folding 2 tables] [bound with];title page to Appendix C, 2, 60pp. [1]p. folio. Ordered to be Printed 27 March, 1839. [bound with]; title page to Appendices D & E, 2, iv, 214pp. [1]p. folio. Ordered. to be Printed 12 June, 1839. [London, 1839] (2 folding tables and a map on page 126). Together, a total of 5 parts. Appendix A. is a special report on clergy reserves, crown lands and emigration, hospitals, prisons, etc. Appendix B. is a special report on waste lands (unsettled portions of the provinces). Royal Institution 1801-1836 162-172pp. Appendix C. contains special reports on municipal institutions. Tableau des Ecoles Catholiques du Dioc se de Quebec173-182pp. Appendix D. & E. contains special reports on education and the estates of the Seminary of St. Sulpice, [etc]. Report of the Commissioner of Inquiry into the Appendix A. Jesuits'Estates; Tables 25-94pp. Jesuits' Estate; Report of Mr. Dunkin, Secretary ofthe Commission 95-161pp (with map). Content of Appendix E. Copy of a Letter from the Earl Durham to theMarquis of Normandy p183. Report from the Chief Secretary, on the Commutationof the Feudal Tenures in the Island of Montreal, and other Seigniories in thePossession of the Seigniory of St. Sulpice of Montreal p184-192. Ordinance ofthe Governor-General and Special Council of Lower Canada, for Incorporatingthe Seminary of St. Sulpice of Montreal p193-197. Report from Mr. Turton, on the Establishment of a Registry of Real Property inLower Canada p198-214. FIRST, AND ONLY COMPLETE EDITION of Lord Durham's monumental report on the affairs of British North America after the Rebellion of 1837-38. Often referred to by the more common name, The Durham Report. This famous report, a key document in the study of and understanding the forming of responsible government in Canadian history was a result of Lord Durham's official visit to the provinces in 1838 as Governor General to inquire into the Rebellion of 1837. The report covers most of the problems of the colony, with special emphasis on English-French relations in Lower Canada. Durham proposed to remedy Canada's troubles by uniting the provinces of Upper and Lower Canada and granting them greater control of internal affairs. The bulk of the report was written by Durham's chief secretary, Charles Butler with the assistance of Gibbon Wakefield and under Lord Durham's direction. T.P.L. 2258. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Das schräge verengte Becken nebst einem Anhang über die wichtigsten Fehler des weiblichen Beckens.

      Mainz, Verlag von Victor von Zabern, 1839, Folio, VIII, 118 pp., mit 16 getönten, ganzseitigen Kupfertafeln von Engelmann nach F.Wagner, geprägter Halbleinenband d.Zt. Rüchen erneuert, minimal fleckig, feines Exemplar. First Edition !This is the rare first edition of Naegele's classic monograph, the "first description of the obliquely contracted pelvis".His book "Das verengte Becken" was perhaps the greatest single contribution to the study of pelvic contraction until the advent of roentgen pelvimetry. A finely executed edition was published in English in 1939 in a limited number of copies. In his preface to this Centennial Edition Hellman notes the existence of only 4 copies in America, one of them poor."The first description of the oblique contracted pelvis ('Naegele pelvis'), a rare and previously unrecognized deformity. Naegele's monograph reported thirty five female and two male pelves of this type, including one discovered in an Egyptian mummy. Naegele ascribed this deformity to a fault in development, a view that still prevails."Naegele's "most important work concerned the anatomy of the pelvis and the problems presented by pelvic and spinal deformities in cases of difficult labor. This book ..., based on his measurements of hundreds of patients and postmortem studies, gave a new precision to morphologic knowledge. The book comprises two parts. In the first, fourteen short anatomic chapters are devoted to his measurements and calculations undertaken to establish 'detailed knowledge of the form and conditions of all the points which constitute a well-made pelvis.' The second part contains a critical history of all that had been written on the subject of the pelvic axis since the pioneer study by Hendrik van Deventer, of Leyden, in 1701. Naegele's work not only was useful in itself but also set the example for much research during the next hundred years, which culminated in the classification of pelvic variations and their effects on labor published by the American obstetricians Caldwell and Moloy in 1933" LeFanu, Lilly Library, p.179.Naegele's "first studies on the obstetric pelvis resulted in a richly documented monograph, Das weibliche Becken, published in 1825. In this work he took issue with the previously held view that the axis of the pelvis is affected by changes in the position of the body" Speert, Obstetric & Gynecologic Milestones, p. 179Naegele (1778-1851), Professor für Geburtshilfe in Heidelberg und Direktor der dortigen Entbindungsanstalt, "war einer der hervorragendsten deutschen Geburtshelfer (des 19.) Jahrhunderts" (H.H.). "Seine Hauptverdienste sind die Förderung der Lehre vom Geburtsmechanismus und vom weiblichen Becken, dem normalen sowohl (Beckenachse, Inklination) sowie dem pathologischen (das ankylotisch schräg verengte sog. Naegelesche Becken)" Fasbender 293.Garrison & Morton 6257 Fasbender 293-294 Goldschmid 163 Cutter-Viets, Short History of Midwifery, p.204 Speer, Obst. & Gyn. Milestones, 172-179 Lilly Lib., 179 Heirs of Hippocrates 801 Waller 6798 Darmstaedter 334 Hirsch/H. IV, 317 Norman Coll. 1572.

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        Report on the Affairs of British North America from the Earl of Durham. Folio. 1st edition, [bound with] the 5 Appendices A to E inclusive

      London: Official British Government Report [HMSO], 1839. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+. A LANDMARK AND IMPORTANT BOOK IN CANADIAN HISTORY. First folio UK complete edition. 8-1/4 x 13-1/4 inches. House of Commons, London, 1839.  [11 Feb. 1839], Recent half bound dark brown calf leather spine and corners, with elaborate gold tooled symbols on spine with dark  red leather label. New end papers and marbled boards. Title page with two inch of paper replaced across bottom otherwise and page [iii] with some paper repairs, otherwise in very good to near fine condition. Lord Durham was sent to Canada in 1838 as Governor General to inquire into the Rebellion of 1837. His report recommended the union of Upper and Lower Canada and the granting of responsible government (except in foreign affairs, trade regulation, constitutional change, and land grants). Original first published, British Parliamentary Paper 1839 No.13.  Complete report: [bound with] the 5 Appendices A to E inclusive. Map with numerous tables. Collation:  Main Report:  iv, [5]-119pp., [1]p. folio. Ordered to be Printed February 11, 1839. [London, 1839] [bound with]; title page to Appendix A, 62pp., [1]p. folio. Ordered to be Printed February 11, 1839. [London, 1839] [bound with]; title page to Appendix B, 4, 218pp. [1]p. folio. Ordered to be Printed March 5, 1839 [London, 1839] In series, including the folding 2 tables] [bound with]; title page to Appendix C, 2, 60pp. [1]p. folio. Ordered to be Printed 27 March, 1839. [bound with]; title page to Appendices D & E, 2, iv, 214pp. [1]p. folio. Ordered. to be Printed 12 June, 1839. [London, 1839] (2 folding tables and a map on page 126). Together, a total of 5 parts. Appendix A. is a special report on clergy reserves, crown lands and emigration, hospitals, prisons, etc. Appendix B. is a special report on waste lands (unsettled portions of the provinces). Royal Institution 1801-1836 162-172pp.  Appendix C. contains special reports on municipal institutions. Tableau des Ecoles Catholiques du Dioc se de Quebec 173-182pp. Appendix D. & E. contains special reports on education and the estates of the Seminary of St. Sulpice, [etc]. Report of the Commissioner of Inquiry into the Appendix A. Jesuits' Estates; Tables 25-94pp. Jesuits' Estate; Report of Mr. Dunkin, Secretary of the Commission 95-161pp (with map). Content of Appendix E. Copy of a Letter from the Earl Durham to the Marquis of Normandy p183. Report from the Chief Secretary, on the Commutation of the Feudal Tenures in the Island of Montreal, and other Seigniories in the Possession of the Seigniory of St. Sulpice of Montreal p184-192. Ordinance of the Governor-General and Special Council of Lower Canada, for Incorporating the Seminary of St. Sulpice of Montreal p193-197. Report from Mr. Turton, on the Establishment of a Registry of Real Property in Lower Canada p198-214. FIRST, AND ONLY COMPLETE EDITION of Lord Durham's monumental report on the affairs of British North America after the Rebellion of 1837-38. Often referred to by the more common name, The Durham Report. This famous report, a key document in the study of and understanding the forming of responsible government in Canadian history was a result of Lord Durham's official visit to the provinces in 1838 as Governor General to inquire into the Rebellion of 1837. The report covers most of the problems of the colony, with special emphasis on English-French relations in Lower Canada. Durham proposed to remedy Canada's troubles by uniting the provinces of Upper and Lower Canada and granting them greater control of internal affairs. The bulk of the report was written by Durham's chief secretary, Charles Butler with the assistance of Gibbon Wakefield and under Lord Durham's direction. T.P.L. 2258.

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        The Poetical Works. Edited by Mrs. Shelley.

      London: Edward Moxon, 1839 - 4 volumes, octavo. Original brown ribbed cloth, titles gilt to spines, arabesque panel blind to covers, yellow coated endpapers. 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. Engraved portrait frontispiece with tissue-guard in vol. I, with all the half-titles, publisher's ads to vols. II and IV. 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). Dunbar, Shelley Studies 345; Granniss, 88; Wise, p. 87; St Clair, The Godwins and the Shelleys: The Biography of a Family, 1989. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Botaniska notiser No 1 1839 (vol. 1) - 1962 (vol. 115) + Generalregister för åren 1839-1938 + Botaniska notiser. Supplement, Vol. 1:1-2

      Lund, Tryckt uti Berlingske Boktryckeriet / Gleerups, Lund 1839-1962. Årgång 1839-1841, 1843-1844 (1844 är första årg. med utvikbara planscher, två st), 1852-1858 (Nya botaniska notiser 1849-1856), 1863, 1865-1866, 1868, 1871-1962. Två exemplar av årgång 1840 är bundna i de två första volymerna med ryggtexten 1939-1940 & 1940-41. Följande årgångar saknas: 1842, 1845, 1846, 1849-1851, 1867, 1869. Årg. 1839-1948 bundna i nötta gröna halvklotband med enkel ryggdekor i guld och stänkmarmorerade snitt. Årg. 1949-1962 i ljusgröna klotband. Årg. 1949 med sprucken inre fals. Tillsammans 107 årgångar i 64 volymer. Ej kollationerade. Medföljer: Botaniska notiser. Generalregister för åren 1839-1938. Lunds Botaniska Förening / Distributör: C. W. K. Gleerup, Förlag Lund, Lund 1939. ix,[1],1107,[1 blank] sidor. Klotband/rexinband. [22,5x16 cm]. Medföljer: Waldheim, Stig. Kleinmoosgesellschaften und Bodenverhältnisse in Schonen. Gleerups, Lund 1947. 203,[1 blank] sidor. Illustrerad med 44 kartor. Akademisk avhandling. Bundet med; Almborn, Ove. Distribution and ecology of some South Scandinavian lichens. Gleerups, Lund 1948. 252,[2] sidor. Illustrerad med 38 kartor samt tabeller. Akademisk avhandling. [Botaniska notiser. Supplement, Vol. 1:1-2]. Två delar bundet i ett ljusrött klotband/rexinband med båda främre häftesomslag medbundna och med författarnas dedikation till Bengt Pettersson (1915-2002) som var professor i ekologisk botanik vid Umeå Universitet 1967-81 och som ägt hela samlingen. [24,5x17 cm]. Tillsammans 66 volymer. Krok Bibliotheca botanica suecana sid. 556-58. Botaniska notiser utgiven av Lunds botaniska förening utkom från 1839 fram till 1980. 1847-1848, 1859-1862, 1864, 1869 och 1870 utkom inte tidskriften.

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        Report on Bootan

      First edition. 2 maps coloured in outline (one folding) & one double-page folding section map, with a folding table included within the pagination. 8vo. Attractive contemporary polished calf, gilt, rebacked with old black morocco labels laid down. 212pp. Calcutta, Huttmann, Bengal Military Orphan Press,

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        Historique et Description des Procédés du Daguerréotype et du Diorama par Daguerre Peintre inventeur du Diorama officier de la Légion d'Honneur membre de plusieurs Académies etc etc

      First edition, 2nd issue (the first Susse Frères issue). Six lithograph plates. 8vo. Contemporary grey mottled paper-covered boards, green label with 'Daguerre' in m.s. to spine. Lacks original yellow wrappers, boards a little worn at extremities, intermittent foxing to interior. Overall, a very good copy. 80pp. Paris, Susses Frères, Delloye,

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        Ireland A Poem

      Louisville, Ky: Prentice and Weissinger, 1839. First edition. pp. [1-]79[-80]. 1 vols. 8vo signed in fours. Original blind embossed cloth, gilt lettering to upper cover , the spine and extremities faded, spine chipped at head and foot, small splits to upper joint, with some spotting. Very good copy, an unusual survival in original binding. First edition. pp. [1-]79[-80]. 1 vols. 8vo signed in fours. Verse in praise of Ireland by John Newland Maffitt Sr. (1795-1850), Dublin-born Methodist preacher who charmed large crowds in the 1830s and 1840s. Uncommon antebellum imprint and a direct blast against the absentee landlords of old Ireland, predating the famine by iseveral years: from Canto V. at p. 57 "On Erin's sainted isle what hand shall dare To rear the flag of freedom high in the air - ... Who from the rampant lion shall reclaim The fields still voiceful with high deeds of fame? Not those whose vampyre appetites deplete Their father-land, now prostrate at their feet, The absentees from hearth, and hallowed shrines, Dissolving Erin's pearls in Tuscan wines". AI 56994. Provenance: ownership signatures in pencil and in ink of Eliza Paul Gurney (1801-1881), née Kirkbride, Quaker, sister-in-law of Elizabeth Fry,

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        Sketches by Boz

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1839. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Cruikshank, George. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 534 p. First one-volume edition, with 40 sketches by George Cruikshank. Originally published in two series/three volumes, "Chapman and Hall obtained the copyright of Sketches in 1837, they published all of them in twenty monthly parts from November 1837 through June 1839. Cruikshank designed a cover, enlarged the plates and created 13 new illustrations for these monthly parts. In May 1839, Chapman and Hall published these parts complete in one volume with all 40 of Cruikshank's illustrations" (Walter E. Smith, Charles Dickens in the Original Cloth), hence the "New Edition" referred to on the title page. Half title page has the "Vote for Spruggins" illustration, full page drawing before title page has crowd waving to two gentlemen in a balloon, indicative of first "one volume" edition published. ***DESCRIPTION: Half navy leather over marbled boards, marbled endpapers and edges. Five raised bands on leather spine, compartments 1, 3, 4, and 5 with gilt decorations, compartment 2 red leather label with title in gilt, compartment 6 gilt device of the head of a double-horned animal. Armorial bookplate on front pastedown of Francis George Dyne (1823-1882/4), the binding is likely custom for the family library as the horned animal at the tail of the spine is mirrored on the left above the field of the coat of arms. All 40 illustrations present, but are heavily toned, not affecting the text. Volume has been rebound by Bolton, Knightsbridge per stamp on rear pastedown. Pagination: (i)-viii include the frontispiece, pictorial title page, standard title page, advertisement, and Table of Contents; (1)-526. ***CONDITION: Overall near fine, with a strong, square text block, solid hinges, straight corners with no rubbing, and other than the bookplate referred to above it is entirely free of prior owner markings. Boards are lightly rubbed, there is some toning to the illustration pages, minimal scattered foxing, and one very small one-quarter inch tear to top of pg. 157. ***CITATION: Podeschi A7. First issue point present on page 526 of "reeledbefore" without space between, title page shows publisher's name and address of 186 Strand. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply; please contact seller for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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        Cover title]: United States Historical and Statistical Index [caption title]: Exhibiting a Comprehensive Arrangement of Prominent Statistical Facts, as Appertaining to each Particular State: Also of the General Government of the United States, from the Administration of Washington, inclusive, to the present date, June, 1839

      William S. Dillingham, New York 1839 - First edition. Large octavo wrappers. One large leaf (29.5" x 37") folded to 6.25" x 10" and tipped into printed wrappers. Untrimmed. Soiling and several small tears and chips on the wrappers, rear wrap discolored, possibly from the glue used to tip the chart onto it. Scarce. OCLC locates six copies. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A sketch of the services of the Madras European Regiment during the Burmese War. By an officer of the Corps.

      London, Smith, Elder and Co., 1839. 8vo. Original pale red cloth, front cover with title vignette blocked in gilt; pp. vii, 104; head and tail of spine with light wear; unopened: provenanance: Argyll bookseller's stamp on rear paste-down, bookplate of Steel Brothers & Company Limited, major investors in Burma, inside front cover. Very rare first edition of this first-hand account of the First Burma War 'intended for the perusal of those who are immediately connected with the Regimant, and who will feel a particular interest in the record its recent services during the war in Burmah' (p. iii). This war, lasting from 1824 to 1826 cost the lives of about 15,000 Indian and British soldiers, an unknown number of Burmese lives, civilian and miltary, and led to a deep economic crisis of the East India Company. Provenance: 'In 1870 William Strang Steel launched W. Strang Steel and Company in Burma and the company's first rice mill was established in 1871. A London office - Steel Brothers and Company - was opened in partnership with James Alison Steel in 1873. In 1890 the assets of both companies were transferred to the newly incorporated Steel Brothers and Company Limited. The company was involved in the milling and shipping of rice; teak and hard wood extraction; oil; cotton; and cement' (London Metropolitan Archives, online). COPAC lists copies in the BL and National Library of Wales only.

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        The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England

      Oxford - At The University Press, 1839 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A voluminous work on the English Civil War and Rebellions. Complete in seven volumes. This is a New Edition, printed from Clarendon's original manuscript which therefore contains previously suppressed passages from the first edition. Clarendon wrote this work during his exile and is his chiefly remembered work. It was the first full-scale detailed history of the Civil war as it was written by one of the key players of events. It was originally written between 1646 and 1648 and only recorded events until 1644. Following his banishment he wrote his Life before revising the history and incorporating it into the work. The work has been written from a royalist perspective and therefore the work subtly advances his own viewpoint and strategy. It is influenced by Clarendon's own politics and was first published as part of the publishing war between the Roundhead and Cavaliers. Condition: In original cloth bindings with paper spine labels. Externally, generally smart. Bumping ot the head and tail of spines. Spines have faded somewhat. Loss to the spine labels of all volumes, worse to volume III which is lacking the majority of spine label. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned to edges with occasional light spots. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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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 Scottish forests; legends; superstitions; stories of poachers and freebooters, &c. A new edition

      London: John Murray, 1839. 8vo, pp. xiv, 440; inserted engraved frontispiece and title-p., and 11 tinted lithograph plates; full green straight-grain morocco by Merrell of London, gilt-decorated spine in 6 compartments, gilt-lettered in 2, and with a gilt deer in the others, a.e.g.; spine a bit browned, else about fine throughout.

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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. . .

      John Murray, Albemarle Street, London 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Poetical Works of Lord Byron

      London: John Murray, 1839, 1839. 8 vols., 8-5/8" x 5-3/4", engraved frontis portrait plate in volume 1. Bound in fine full contemporary full red morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spines, covers ruled and paneled in gilt, gilt crest to all covers, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt by Crossley & Clarke Harlow. Inner and outer hinges fine, head and foot of spines fine, some foxing and offsetting to frontis plate otherwise in NEAR FINE condition.

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        Gefäßchirurgie - 24 Tafeln mit 121 Abbildungen nach Zeichnungen von N.H.Jacob.

      Bourgery, 6/18-21,30-48,33bis. - Médecine Opératoire par J.M. Bourgery. - Paris, C.A.Delaunay, Éditeur, 1839, 24 handcolorierte lith. Foliotafel 42 x 31 cm und 24 Blätter Tafelerklärungen. Enhält die "Compression des Artères Compression des Artères du Membre Thoracique Compression des Artères du Membre Abdominal Saignée des Veins Jugulaire et Céphallique Anéurismes de l'Artère Axillaire Opérations qui se Pratiquent sur les Vaisseaux Sanguins Divers cas d'Anéurismes Résultat de la Ligature des Troncs Artèriels Principaux Instrumens propres a Opérer sur les Vaisseaux Sanguins Temps Généraux de la Ligature des Artères Ligature des Artères Tibiale Postèrieure et Péronière Ligature des Artères Tibiale Antérieure et Pédieuse Ligature de l'Artère Poplitée Ligatures des Artères Cubitale, Radiale, et Humérale Ligatures de l'Artère Fémorale Ligature des Artères Cubitale, Radiale, et Humérale Ligature des Artères Sous-Clavière et Axillaire Ligature des Artères Humérale, Sous-Clavière et Carotide Ligature des Artères Carotide externe. Linguale Occipitale et Temporale Ligature du Tronc Branchio-Céphalique Ligature des Artères Carotide Sous-Clavière et Axillaire Ligature des Artères Fémorale et Iliaque Externe Ligature des Artères Iliaque Primitive, Externe et Interne.

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        The Edinburgh Journal of Natural History, and The Physical Sciences. Volume I and 2 1835-1840. The Animal Kingdom of the Baron Cuvier enlarged and adapted to the present state of Zoological Science Volume I and II [4 volumes bound in 1]

      Published for The Proprietor, 13 Hill Street, John Smith and Son, John McLeod, A. Brown and Co., Ainsworth and Sons, Thomas Ainsworth Junior, George Young, J. B. Balliere, Smith, Elder & Co. 1839-1840, EdinburghGlasgowAberdeenManchesterLeedsDublinParis and London - , Four volumes with separate title pages: The Edinburgh Journal of Natural History, and The Physical Sciences. Volume I, 180 pages. The Animal Kingdom of the Baron Cuvier enlarged and adapted to the present state of Zoological Science, Volume I, [2], 198 pages. The Edinburgh Journal of Natural History, and The Physical Sciences. Volume 2, 60 pages. The Animal Kingdom of the Baron Cuvier enlarged and adapted to the present state of Zoological Science, Volume 2, 57, [3] pages. 114 hand coloured plates of animals. First Edition , rubbing to top and tail of spine, tear to top of spine, library label to spine, boards covered in plastic coating which is peeling, missing some plates, one plate detached, many plates torn and reinforced with tape and some have sections missing, fair condition , half morocco, brown cloth boards, , folio, 34 cm x 24 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Operations on the club-feet (pp.153-159, 4 Figs.).

      Boston Med. Surg. J., 21/10. - Boston, Wednesday, October 16, 1839, 8, 153-168, 1 lith. Taf., feiner Halbleinenband. First Edition! John Ball Brown (1784-1862) was the first surgeon in the United States to specialize in orthopaedics, founding the Orthopaedic Infirmary of the City of Boston (soon renamed the Boston Orthopaedic Institution) in 1838. Brown was the first in New England to popularize tenotomie for club-feet". Garrison & Morton No.4322.2

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        Exposición del ex - Ministro que la suscribe sobre las diferencias con Francia

      Impreso por Ignacio Cumplido, México 1839 - "Documentos cruciales sobre las malas relaciones entre Francia y México" - El autor fue Ministro de Relaciones Exteriores y también Ministro Plenipotenciario de México durante los sucesos que condujeron a la guerra comenzada por los franceses. Cuevas fue un testigo privilegiado de todos los eventos políticos, acuerdos y desacuerdos que llevaron a estos dos países a derramar sangre en pos de objetivos no siempre claros por parte de Francia. Exhaustiva descripción de la situación política reinante con transcripción de documentos imprescindibles para comprender estos desgraciados enfrentamientos que culminaron décadas después con la ejecución del Emperador Maximiliano. Crucial documents regarding the poor relations between France and Mexico. 8vo; wrappers. The author was Minister of Foreign Relations and also Minister Plenipotentiary of Mexico during the events that led to the war begun by the French. Cuevas was a privileged witness of all of the political events, accords and disagreements that brought these two countries to shed blood over objectives that were not always clear on France s part. 60 pp páginas [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Chronik von Berlin von der Entstehung der Stadt an bis heute. Erster - dritter Band (komplett).

      Berlin : Ferdinand Rubach, 1839 - 1841. - XIV, 401 S. : Mit 22 Tafeln ; 525 S. Mit 12 (von 13) Tafeln [Frontispiz fehlt]; VI, 442 S. : Mit 11 Tafeln ; Band 1: Von Entstehung der Stadt bis zum Regierungsabschlusse des Königs Friedrichs des Ersten. / Band 2: Berlin unter König Friedrich Wilhelm dem Ersten. / Band 3: Berlin unter der Regierung Friedrichs des Großen. // ZUSTAND: Einbände leicht bestoßen, an Rändern und Kanten abgeschabt, Lederrücken etwas spröde, Vorsätze etwas braunrandig (ehem. Umschlag?), innen sauber, kräftiger Druck, keine Anmerkungen oder Anstreichungen, nur sehr vereinzelte Flecken, altersbedingt etwas gebräunt. Schnitt Bd. 1 etwas fleckig, eine der Falttafeln in Bd. 2 mit Bleichstift-Kritzelei. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 3500 22x13,5 cm ; grüner Org.-Halbleder mit Lederecken und goldfarb. Rückentitel sowie dezenter Rückenornamentik [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Chronik von Berlin von Entstehung der Stadt an bis heute. 3 Bände in 2 Bänden gebunden. Von der Entstehung der Stadt bis zum Regierungsabschlusse des Königs Friedrichs des Ersten / Berlin unter König Friedrich Wilhelm dem Ersten / Berlin unter der Regierung Friedrichs des Großen.

      Berlin Rubach 1839-1841 8°, XIV, 401, 525 (recte 554 S.) 416 von 442 S., marmorierte Halblederbände der Zeit, die Rücken mit dekorativer Goldprägung. Mit insgesamt 44 (von 46 angegebenen) lithographierten, tlw. gefalteten Tafeln. Motive der Tafeln: Berlin im Jahr 1688 nach einer Gravur von A. Schweder / Albrecht der Bär / Markgraf Waldemar / Markgraf Ludwig der Ältere / Kaiser Karl IV. / Statuen auf dem Wilhelmsplatz / Parthie Unter den Linden im Jahre 1745 / die Linden-Allee im Jahre 1690 / das Universitätsgebäude / die lange Brücke und das Schloß im Jahre 1690 / die Tabaksgesellschaft Friedrichs I. / der Schloßplatz im Jahre 1690 / die Königliche Akademie der Künste und die Lindenpromenade / die Gertraudenkirche im Jahre 1690 / die Spandauer Straße / der Lustgarten / die Brüder Straße / die feierliche Ertheilung des schwarzen Adlerordens am 19. Januar 1703 / das Leipziger Thor / das ehemalige königliche Schloss und Dom-Kirche in Berlin / der churfürstliche Lustgarten und die Schlossfreyheit / die Petrikirche / Berlin vom Schiffsbauer Damm aus gesehen i. J. 1717 / Leopold Fürst zu Anhalt / Ansicht des Stadttheils von Berlin unweit des Spandauerer Thores nach dem Zerspringen des Pulverthurms , im Jahre 1720 / Verbrüderung der Könige Friedrich Wilhelm I. von Preussen und August II. von Polen im Jahre 1728 / der Grenadier Schwerid Redivanoff aus Moskau / das Innere der St.-Nicolai-Kirche / Monbijou im Jahre 1732 mit zwei kleinen Nebenzeichnungen / Statue König Friedrich I. / neue königliche Bibliothek vom Jahre1775 / das königliche Kadettenhaus in Berlin, Palais des Markgrf. von Schwedt auf der Dorotheenstadt / Ansicht auf den ehemaligen Weiden-Damm / Prospect nach den Linden im Jahre 1741 / Ansicht des Königlichen Invaliden Hauses zu Berlin / Palais des Prinzen Heinrich / das Zeughaus / das Faltzische Epitaphium / Brandstätte der Petri Kircheim Jahre 1730 / Grundriss und alphabetisches Verzeichnis der Straßen Berlin 1742 / Jacob Paul Freiherr von Gundling / Ansicht des Großen Friedrichs Hospital und Waisenhauses zu Berlin / Palais der Prinzessin Amalie / Abriß der Neuen Kirche am Gendarmen Markt. Die Lithographien sind von der Lithographischen Anstalt H. Delius. Ecken und Kanten der Einbände tlw. beschabt, Blätter und Tafeln braunfleckig, bei Band 3 fehlt das Titelblatt sowie das Vorwort und die letzten Seiten (S. 417-442), sowie 2 Tafeln. Versand D: 6,90 EUR Stadtgeschichte

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        Oeuvres Complètes. Traduction nouvelle avec le texte grec en regard, collationnée sur les manuscrits et toutes les éditions

      Paris, J.B. Bailliere, 1839-1861, 8, ca. 5600 pp., 10 feine Halbledereinband d.Zt. ExBiblExp., verschiedene Stempel, leicht fleckig, sehr gutes Exemplar. First edition of Émile Maximilien Paul Littré (1801-1881) scholaraly bilingual (Greek and French) edition of the Hippocratic corpus the above bilingual edition was the result of 22 years of continuous labor."Garrison & Morton, No. 13

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        Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Paul Cuffee, A Pequot Indian: During Thirty Years Spent at Sea, and in Traveling in Foreign Lands

      Vernon, [New York]: Printed by Horace N. Bill, 1839. Very Good. First edition. Octavo. 21pp. Stitched to contemporary pink wrappers. Some chipping on front wrap, small corner of title page chipped, light stain at the bottom of the pages not affecting any text, else a nice, very good copy. Narrative of Paul Cuffee, the son of a famous sea captain, abolitionist, and African colonizer of the same name. He was of mixed Ashanti African and Wampanoag (not Pequot) Indian descent. The author accompanied his father on a voyage in 1813 when he joined the whaler Atlas as a 12-year-old harpooner. The ship was seized by the English and Cuffee was held in Jamaica for eight months. He eventually escaped and spent the next decades aboard a number of whalers, visiting Brazil, the Azores, Peru, and the Society Islands. The Narrative "is one of the scarcest and most sought after of all accounts of the American whale-fishery" (Howgego).

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