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        Le Daguerreotype.

      Bachelier, Paris 1839 - [Daguerre, Louis-Jacques-Mandé (1787-1851).] Arago, François (1786-1853). Le Daguerréotype. In: Comptes rendus IX (July-Dec. 1839): 250-67. 4to. [4], 903, [1]pp. Paris: Bachelier, 1839. Later wrappers, uncut & unopened. Slight browning & foxing but fine.First Edition of the first official disclosure of the "daguerreotype" photographic process invented in the 1830s by Louis Daguerre (1787-1851), preceding the publication of Daguerre's Historique de description des procédés du daguerreotype et du diorama (1839). The daguerreotype was the first practical and commercially viable photographic process, and the first to be announced publicly. Daguerre, an artist and chemist, had been working for over a decade on methods of fixing images photographically, initially in partnership with Joseph Nicéphore Niépce (1765-1833), whose "heliographic" process, developed in the 1820s, is now recognized as the first successful example of photography. After Niépce's death Daguerre continued investigating photographic methods on his own, eventually coming up with the famous "daguerreotype" process, in which an image is exposed directly onto a mirror-polished surface of silver coated with silver halide particles.After trying unsuccessfully to market his process to private shareholders Daguerre looked to the French government for funding, enlisting the support of the distinguished astronomer and physicist François Arago, permanent secretary of the Académie des Sciences and a member of the Chamber of Deputies. Arago briefly announced Daguerre's discovery to the Académie on January 7, 1839, then persuaded the government to purchase Daguerre's patent in exchange for lifetime annuities granted to Daguerre and the estate of Niépce. On July 3, 1839 Arago submitted a report on the daguerreotype to the Chamber of Deputies, and on August 19 Daguerre's process was "given to the world" in the present paper read by Arago at the Académie des Sciences. This volume of the Comptes rendus contains 24 other papers on photography, mostly commenting on Daguerre's invention. Among the contributors were Hippolyte Bayard (1801-87), promoter of a rival photographic method based on that of Fox Talbot; Alfred Donné (1801-78), who would later publish the Cours de micrographie (1844); and Noel Marie Lerebours (1807-73), seller of photographic equipment and distributor of Daguerre's photographic manual. Horblit, One Hundred Books Famous in Science, 21b. See Printing and the Mind of Man 318. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Histoire de L'Empereur Napoléon

      Paris: J.-J. Dubochet et C[i]e, 1839 - (BINDING, FRENCH) 4to. Frontispiece and woodcuts to text throughout. 802 pp. Full contemporary straight-grained citron-brown morocco, covers gilt- stamped with a large "N" and eagle emblem surrounded by large flroal sprays and volutes, a.e.g., green moiré endpapers. Spine lightly faded, else fine. In a morocco-tipped crimson cloth open-faced slipcase [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BOZ". Lithographed Portrait of Charles Dickens. D. Lawrence, Delt. E. Brown, Jr. Lith.

      Published by E. Brown Junr. Printed by N. Currier, New York., New York: 1839 - Image of a young Dickens [bust aspect, after the "Nickleby Portrait" by Maclise] lithographed on proof paper & laid down on stiffer stock, measuring 22-1/2" x 16-3/4". Quite scarce; the first time we've been able to offer this item. Lithograph paper itself shows a bit of soiling & wear with mostly vertical stress line [repaired tear?] to right edge [does not affect image itself]. Stiffer stock shows minor edgewear & some foxing. Frame is Fine. Housed in an attractive gilt frame. Image - 11-3/4" x 8-7/8". Framed: 25" x 19-1/2". Cf. Conningham 643. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Beauties of the Bosphorus

      London : Published for the proprietors, by G. Virtue, 1839-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Royal quarto. 164 pages, 87 pl: illustrations, map ; 28 cm. Bound in contemporary full green moroccan leather. Gilt lettering and tooling on spine. Gilt tooling in Cambridge-style on front cover. Inlaid gilt tooling on inside board extremities. 5 raised bands. marbled end pages. AEG. Good binding and cover. Wear to extremities. All plates called for, including map, are present. Clean, unmarked pages. Ships daily.

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        Poems, now first collected

      London: Edward Moxon, , 1839 . Octavo (161 × 100 mm). Brown morocco-textured skiver presentation binding, title gilt to spine which is gilt in compartments, ornate gilt panelling surrounding large gilt urn device to both boards, all edges gilt, neatly rebacked with the greater part of the original spine laid down. A little rubbed at the extremities, light toning, but overall very good. First edition. Presentation inscription to the front free endpaper; "To Mrs. [Fanny] Kemble with Leigh's kind regards. 15th January 1872." Inscribed to the great actress by her son-in-law. Bookplate of Butler Place, the suburban Philadelphia home of Kemble and her husband Pierce Butler, which passed to her as part of the settlement of their 1863 divorce. Fanny Kemble, the British-born actress, settled in America following a "triumphal tour". Despite her abolitionist sentiments, she married the plantation-owning Butler, and after a brief visit to his estates in Georgia wrote Journal of a Residence on a Georgia Plantation, considered to be the best portrayal of plantation life by a writer of abolitionist sentiment. Lord Leigh, poet and literary patron, friend and admirer of Lord Byron, was the father of Canon James Wentworth Leigh who married Fanny and Pierce's younger daughter Frances Butler Leigh in June 1871. Lord Leigh, like Kemble, strongly opposed slavery. His poetry was not widely known but was "much prized by the scholarly few", his "early verse is mildly libertine, the later mildly pious. The principal work is a sequence of verse epistles addressed 'to a friend in town' arguing liberal positions on the aesthetic and economic questions of the day. Byron was ever the point of departure… Chandos Leigh thought and lived as a more civilized Byron might have done." (ODNB) In his preface Leigh remarks, "Surely every real friend of freedom… fervently hopes for the abolition of slavery in America." Further, in the poem "America," he writes "thus where each citizen is deem'd the heir/Of liberty plague-spots of slavery come:/Nature has never written in her tome/That colour gives monopoly to 'whites'/Of freedom…" In his annotations to the poem he quotes extensively from Chevalier and Tocqueville whose recent works inform this poem. His son began holding services for freed slaves on Pierce Butler's estate in 1873, and through the efforts of both he and his wife a church was built "for the Colored People of McIntosh County," St. Cyprian's at Darien, Georgia, which was consecrated in 1876, and still stands today, Clearly this book, in its delicate presentation binding, was intended by Leigh as an affectionate tribute to his son's new mother-in-law, a fellow author whose liberal sentiments he much admired. An extremely attractive association.

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        Switzerland. Illustrated in a series of views. . 2 vols.

      1839 1839 - London 1838-1839. (rebacked with the orig. backstrip preserved). Gilt. E.g. With 2 full-page illust. title-vigns., 106 full-page engrv. plates each with its orig. tissue guard, fold. map, and advert s at end of Vol. II. Some minor foxing, but mostly a fine clean copy. Complete.

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        S. Porch de Chartres Cathedral

      [London] 1839 - A very fine image from Boys' 'Picturesque Architecture in Paris, Ghent, Antwerp, Rouen &c': ''a work of exceeding beauty' (Abbey) and one of the most important in the history of English colour-printing. This print represents part of what was the first serious challenge to the supremacy in England of the hand-coloured aquatint. The plates in Boys' Picturesque Architecture in Paris, Ghent, Antwerp, Rouen &c 'are produced entirely by means of lithography: they are printed with oil-colours, and come from the press precisely as they now appear.' As detailed in the Descriptive Notice, it was strictly stipulated by the publisher that no colour be added, and goes on to state that previous attempts at chromolithography had suffered from an unnatural flatness 'whereas in these views, the various effects of light and shade, of local colour and general tone, result from graduated tone. The atmospheric appearance of the skies, giving day-light appearance to the out-door scenes, is the best evidence of the purity and relevance of the tints of colour; which.combine solidity with transparency'. Boys fully explored the range of possibilities that the new technique offered: one subject is presented as if it were 'a crayon sketch heightened with colour', others 'a sepia drawing, with touches of colour.a slight sketch in water-colours.a finished oil painting', etc. Abbey waxes lyrical about the work: "A very beautiful [work].Apart from the brilliance, sensitivity, and.mastery of the drawing on stone there is the great.technical and artistic achievement of Hullmandel in making possible the transmission of such drawings, and in developing the cool, transparent, graduated tints, subtle in colouring.the [work] appears to have made a great impression at the time, King Louis said to have presented the publishers with a diamond ring; and a review in a contemporary magazine, Art Union, said: Our recommendation of it to all who love and can appreciate art cannot be given in terms too strong; it is worthy of the highest possible praise. The Work is of exceeding beauty." (Abbey Travel I , 33). Cf. Abbey Travel I, 33; cf. E. Beresford Chancellor, Picturesque Architecture in Thomas Shotter Boys , London: Architectural Press, 1928; cf. Friedman 134; Tooley 105. Lithograph by Shotter Boys. Printed in colours by Charles Hullmandel, deluxe edition, trimmed to the subject as issued, mounted on archival mount. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Missionary Records. Sandwich Islands.

      Religious Tract Society, London 1839 - xii, 356 pages, lacking the frontispiece map. Ex-library copy in a simple red library binding. Not in Kroepelin. Forbes 1168 "An important and little-known text". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ludwig Achim's von Arnim Sämmtliche Werke. Erster [bis einundzwanzigster] Band. Herausgegeben von Wilhelm Grimm [und Bettina von Arnim].

      Berlin: Veit (Bände I-III & V-VIII), Weimar: Kühn (Band IV), Grünberg & Leipzig: Levysohn (Bände IX-XII), Charlottenburg: Bauer (Band XIII), Berlin: von Arnim (Bände XIV-XXI). 1839-1854.. 21 Bände (von 22). Mit einem gestochenen Portrait-Frontispiz von C. [Carl] Funke nach Strehling [Ptere Eduard Ströhling] in Band 1; 9 gestochenen Musikbeilagen auf 5 mehrfach gefalteten Tafeln in Band 1 & 8 sowie 3 gestochenen Titelblättern zu 'Des Knaben Wunderhorn' in Band 13, 14 & 17. 8° (21 x 13 cm). Etwas spätere, hellbraune Halblederbände mit zwei farbigen, goldgeprägten Rückenschildern, dezenter Rückenvergoldung, Lederecken, marmorierten Deckelbezügen und rot gefärbtem Schnitt. [Hardcover / fest gebunden].. Erste, bis auf den letzten Band 22 (Gedichte 1) vollständige Ausgabe auf Velin-Papier und in schönen Einbänden, breitrandig, sauber und wohlerhalten; eine der seltensten Werkausgaben der Deutschen Literatur der Romantikerzeit. - Mit allen Stichen und Beilagen, auch den eindrucksvollen und oft fehlenden Kupferstichtiteln zu 'Des Knaben Wunderhorn'. - Band 4, der den 2. Teil der Kronwächter enthält und erst 1854 von Bettina von Arnim für die 'Neue Ausgabe' (ansonsten eine Titelauflage der ersten, nicht ganz vollendeten Werkausgabe) herausgegeben worden war, in abweichendem, wenn auch sehr schönem Einband und -bedingt durch den stärkeren Beschnitt der Blattränder- etwas kleineren Format sowie ohne Reihen- und Haupttitelblatt; mit Exlibris der Familie Barnim aus Freienwalde a/O; dieses mit kleinen Fehlstellen. - Band 21 in der "Neuen Ausgabe" (dort auch erstmals erschienen, in der eigentlichen, ersten Suite der Werke nicht vorhanden). - Das Bezugsleder der Rücken etwas ausgetrocknet und leicht fleckig, geringe oberflächliche Ablederungen und Bestoßungen. Innen gelegentlich leicht braun- und stockfleckig. Bände 1-3 sowie 5-11/12 mit Stempel auf dem Titelblatt. Band 16 mit einer gelösten Doppelseite (S. 387-390). - Insgesamt erfreulich sauberes und gut erhaltenes Exemplar. - Enthält: Band 1 & 2: Novellen I (Isabella von Ägypten - Melück Maria Blainville - Die drei liebreichen Schwestern - Angelika, die Genueserin) und II (Die Ehenschmiede - Die Verkleidungen des französischen Hofmeisters - Die Majoratsherren - Owen Tudor - Fürst Ganzgott und Sänger Halbgott - Der tolle Invalide auf dem Fort Ratonneau). Hg. von W. Grimm. 1839. - Band 3: Die Kronenwächter I. Hg. von W. Grimm. 1840. - Band 4: Die Kronenwächter II. Hg. von Bettina v. Arnim. 1854. - Band 5 & 6: Schaubühne I (Janns erster Dienst - Der Auerhahn - Das Frühlingsfest - Mißverständnisse - Die Vertreibung der Spanier aus Wesel) und II (Das Loch - Herr Hahnrei und Maria vom langen Markte - der wundertätige Stein - Jemand und Niemand - Die Appelmänner - Die Kapitulation von Oggersheim) Hg. von W. Grimm. 1840. - Band / & 8: Gräfin Dolores I und II. Hg. von W. Grimm. 1840. - Band 9 & 10: Novellen III (Der Pfalzgraf - Die Kirchenordnung - Raphael und seine Nachbarinnen) und IV (Seltsames Begegnen und Wiedersehen - Martin Martir - Frau von Saverne - Juvenis - Die zerbrochene Postkutsche - Die Weihnachtsausstellung - Aloys und Rose). Hg. von W. Grimm. 1842. - Band 11 & 12: Novellen V (Der Wintergarten I) und VI (Der Wintergarten II). Hg. von W. Grimm. 1842. - Band 13: Des Knaben Wunderhorn I. Hg. von Rudolf Baier. 1845. - Band 14: Des Knaben Wunderhorn II. Hg. von R. Baier. 1846. - Band 15: Landhausleben. Hg. von B. v. Arnim. 1846. - Band 16: Halle und Jerusalem. Hg. von B. v. Arnim. 1846. - Band 17: Des Knaben Wunderhorn III. Hg. von Ludwig Erk. 1846. Band 18: Schaubühne III (Der echte und der falsche Waldemar - Glinde - Der Stralauer Fischzug). Hg. von B. v. Arnim. 1846. - Band 19: Die Päpstin Johanna. Hg. von B. v. Arnim. 1846. - Band 20: Schaubühne IV (Markgraf Carl Philipp von Brandenburg - Die Gleichen). Hg. von B. v. Arnim. 1848. - Band 21: Des Knaben Wunderhorn IV. Mit Registern über sämtliche Bände der ersten und letzten Ausgabe. Nach A. v. Arnims handschriftlichem Nachlaß hg. von Ludwig Erk. 1854. - Mallon II.2 A, B. - Hagen 1 & 1a. - Wilpert/Gühring² 24 & 25. - Goedeke VI, 77, 61.

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        Lustreise ins Morgenland.

      Orell, Füssli und Compagnie,, Zürich, 1839 - 2 Bde. in 1 Bd. Zürich, Orell, Füssli und Compagnie, 1839. 8°. VIII, 336 S.; (4) 284 S. Pappbd. d. Zt. (stärker bestossen). HBLS VII, 5. - Einzige Ausgabe. Mit mehrzeiliger handschriftl. Widmung von Titus Tobler auf dem vord. Deckel der miteingebundenen Orig.-Broschur: "Dem Herrn Gemeindeschreiber Joh. Jakob Lu(. [beschnitten]) in Lutzenberg entbietet's der Verfasser als ein kleines Geschenk zur Erinnerung (. [beschnitten]) an die Kollegialität, als beide Mitglieder des Lutzenbergischen Gemeinderathes waren. 1840." - Der Arzt, Pädagoge u. Politiker Titus Tobler (1806-1877) war "einer der geistig hervorragendsten Männer Appenzells und der beste Kenner der Palästinaliteratur seiner Zeit" (HBLS). Die vorliegende "Lustreise" enthält die Erinnerungen an seine 1. Reise nach Palästina über Ägypten und zurück nach Konstantinopel. Nach dreijährigem Aufenthalt in Lutzenberg (AR) unternahm er weitere Reisen nach Palästina deren Ergebnisse er in 8 weiteren Werken veröffentlichte. - Leicht gebräunt u. stellenweise stärker stockfleckig. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby. With Illustrations By Phiz.

      London: Chapman And Hall, 1839. - 8vo. pp. xvi, 624. with half-title. engraved frontis. portrait by Finden after Maclise & 39 etched plates by Hablot Knight Browne. A fine copy in full modern red morocco by Bayntun, gilt spine, portrait of Dickens in gilt on upper cover & signature in gilt on rear cover, gilt inside dentelles, all edges gilt (hint of foxing to a few plates). First Edition in Book Form. This copy with correct reading ‘sister’ on p. 123 and first 4 plates in second state. Podeschi A41. Smith I 5. Sadleir I 105. NCBEL III 793. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

      Chapman and Hall Ltd, London 1839 - contemporary dark red morocco,spine with raised bands and title lettered in gilt. marbled endpapers and edges.frontispiece portrait engraved by finden after maclise, 39 etched plates by h. k. browne ("phiz". bound w/half title, w/"visiter" line 17, page. also w/"latter" for "letter" on page 160. first and second plates only signed chapman and hall. plate 38 facing page621 instead of page 615. first edition. early copy of first edition. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Travels in Europe for the use of Travellers on the continent, including the Island of Sicily where the author had never been until the year 1834 with an account of the remains of ancient Italy, and also of the roads leading to those remains.

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

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

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

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        Esquisses sur Navarre.

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

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

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

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        Op. 44]. Trois Grands Quatuors [Subtitle]: pour Deux Violons, Alto et Basse composés et dédiés À Son Altesse Royale Monseigneur Le Prince Royal De Suède. Oeuv. 44. No. I [II and III]. [Parts]

      Breitkopf & Härtel [PNs 6022, 6023, 6024] [1839], Leipsic - First Editions. Very scarce. Not in Krause. Müller-Reuter I, pp. 131-133. Hoboken 10: 201, 202, 203. "One of the most gifted and versatile prodigies, Mendelssohn stood at the forefront of German music during the 1830s and 40s, as conductor, pianist, organist and, above all, composer. His musical style, fully developed before he was 20, drew upon a variety of influences, including the complex chromatic counterpoint of Bach, the formal clarity and gracefulness of Mozart and the dramatic power of Beethoven and Weber." "The three quartets op.44, written during the idyllic period of Mendelssohn's honeymoon and first year of marriage, show signs of a Classical tendency." R. Larry Todd in Grove online Folio. Unbound, as issued. I: 13; 11; 11; 9 pp.II: 13; 11; 11; 11 pp. III: 15; 13; 13; 13 pp. With fine decorative titles printed in sepia to each quartet. Staining (mostly marginal) to first few leaves of first quartet, including title, and outer edges of third quartet, otherwise very good copies.

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        Voyage À Surinam Description Des Possessions Néerlandaises Dans La Guyane.

      Brussels: Société Des Beaux-Arts - Gérants: De Wasme Et Laurent, 1839. - folio. pp. 2 p.l., 76. with half-title. text in double columns. 100 illus. on 50 tinted lithographed plates (incl. additional title). contemporary half chagrin, gilt back (rubbed, some foxing throughout). laid in 8vo. 10-leaf list of plates in wrs. First Edition. Benoit describes Surinam's history, geography, population, commerce, diseases, arts, religion, sorcery, plantations, natural history, manners, customs and costume of the native Indians, negro slaves and maroons, the slave trade, and exports. The handsome tinted lithographed plates, executed on stone by Madou and Lauters after drawings by the author, present a graphic view of Guyana and Guyanese life. Included are views of Paramaribo, villages, public buildings, markets, plantation houses, dances, games, festivals, a funeral procession, costume, washing, billard-playing, dwelling interiors, Indian utensils, jungle scenes, natural history plates, &c. There is also a fine depiction of a slave auction. Cundall 1717. Sabin 4737. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage a Surinam. Description des possessions néerlandaises dans la Guyane.

      - Bruxelles, De Wasme et Laurent, 1839.Folio. Contemporary half green morocco, spine gilt (chafed). With woodengraved illustration on title-page and 100 views and illustrations on 50 full-page lithographed plates, including the fine frontispiece, by Madou and Lauters after the author; several on chine applique. 76 pp.* First edition; with armorial bookplate of Isaac Meulman. - Benoit was born in 1782 in Antwerp and died in Brussels in 1854. During his stay in Surinam he had an eye for daily life in Surinam, he belonged to the opponents of the abolition of slavery: the Surinam slave-owners, from humanitarian motives and from natural self-interest, by no means treat their slaves as badly as is asserted by those who are in favour of abolition. He cannot avoid picturing the harsh and cruel daily existence of the slaves and explaining why they run away, revolt against their masters and are filled with hatred towards the whites. When describing their dance-festivals, he says that the need to find an outlet for their misery accounts for the frenzy with which they throw themselves into it (Introduction by S.W. de Groot to the facsimile edition). He made a large number of charming and meticulous drawings. These very attractive set of views of Surinam include fine scenes of native life, showing costumes, dwellings, ceremonies, festivals, recreations, interiors, utensils, etc. of the negro- and Indian population. Beautiful lithographed plates-book on the people and life in Surinam. - Except some marginal foxing as usual, a fine large-paper copy.Sabin 4737; Muller, America, p.169; Suriname-Cat. UB Amsterdam 0580a; Chadenat I, 14: Un des plus beaux livres sur la Guyane hollandaise. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Noticia histórica del origen de los nombres de las Calles de esta M. N. M. L. y M. H. Ciudad de Sevilla, en cuyas noticias se reúnen las de las fundaciones de iglesias parroquiales, conventos, obras pías, casas mas conocidas de títulos y Mayorazgos: la de los monumentos de antigüedad y bellas artes que en ellas se encuentran, la de los sucesos mas memorables acaecidos en las mismas, con otras noticias curiosas.

      - Sevilla, José Morales, 1839, 21 x 15,5 cm., hol. piel, puntas, portada + XI + 626 págs. (Sello, y firma de anterior poseedor en la portada, que presenta leves manchas de tinta. Obra rara en primera edición. Última hoja -fe de erratas- desprendida). ANDALUCÍA SEVILLA

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        Suggestions Relative to the Philosophy of Geology

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

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        Contes et Nouvelles de -

      Paris: Ernst Bourdin, n.d. [1839] - A pristine copy of this illustrated edition of La Fontaine's Tales. Carteret notes that copies with the plates on China paper are, of course, very rare Tall 8vo. Frontispiece and 31 engraved plates on China paper mounted on thick paper after Johannot, Roqueplan, Déveria, Boulanger, Fragonnard Père, Janet-Lange, Français, Laville, etc., numerous head- and tailpieces and illustrations to text. viii, [9]-534. Full blue publisher's cloth, with blind- and gilt-stamped filigree on spine and covers, a.e.g. Small area of loss to spine from binder's overly hard stamping, else fine. Carteret III, pp. 354-5 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Landboe-Avisen. Et Ugeblad for Landmanden, af blandet Indhold. Syvende Aargang. 1839.

      Egset., 1839. Liten 4to. Nyere shirtingryggbind med marmorerte dekler. Upaginert.. Nr. 118 i "Egset-trykk før 1844". Nr. 51 og 52 mangler. Alle tilleggene med, nr. 39, 44 og 47 skal ikke ha tillegg. Sjelden. "Landboe-Avisen var lenge det viktigaste nyhende- og annonseorganet for Romsdals amt; tingartalet var om lag 300. Landboe-Avisen var eit bondeblad med ein noko annan stoffprofil enn føregjengaren Norsk Landboeblad, som var sterkt merkt av krigstida før 1814. I den nye avisa fekk det politiske stoffet større rom i pakt med framvoksteren av bonderørsla og det kommunale sjølvstyret." (Norsk Biografisk Leksikon)

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        Vierzig Bücher vom Staate. 7 Bände (alles), 1. Theil: Zachariä's Vorschule der Staatswissenschaft. 2. Theil: Allgemeine politische Naturlehre. 3. Staatsverfassungslehre. 4. - 7. Theil: Regierungslehre.

      Heidelberg, Winter, 1839 - 1843. - 188, 263, 304, 396, 292, 291 und 180 Seiten Innengelenke angebrochen , Name auf Vorsatz, teils min. fleckig Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 4500 Umarbeitung des früher von demselben Verfasser unter demselben Titel herausgegebenes Werkes (2. Aufl.)

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        The Loving Ballad of Lord Bateman. Illustrated by George Cruikshank.

      London: Charles Tilt 1839 - First edition, second issue, square 12mo, (viii), 9-40 pp. One plate of music and 11 etchings, some light offsetting from the plates onto the text leaves. Original limp green cloth, gilt decoration to upper cover, minor wear to edges otherwise a very good copy. Dickens provided the Introduction and Notes. A couple of cuttings from the Athenæum concerning the authorship are loosely inserted. Cohn 243.

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        Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle

      London: Henry Colburn, 1839. <p>Voyage of the Beagle--Darwin&#39;s First Published Book</p><p>Darwin, Charles (1809-82). Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H. M. S. Beagle . . . [i-iv], [vii] viii-xiv, 615pp. plus pp. 609-629 addenda; 16-page publisher&#39;s catalogue dated August 1839. 2 folding maps, 4 text wood-engravings. London: Henry Colburn, 1839. 235 x 146 mm. Original plum cloth (Freeman binding b), minor fading and spotting, spine skillfully and subtly repaired. Edges of first folding map a bit frayed, minor foxing, but fine otherwise. 19th century owner&#39;s name partly erased from front pastedown.</p><p.First Edition, second issue, and the First Separate Edition. Darwin&#39;s first published book, now universally known as The Voyage of the Beagle, "is undoubtedly the most often read and stands second only to On the Origin of Species as the most often printed. It is an important travel book in its own right and its relation to the background of his evolutionary ideas has often been stressed. . . . The first issue forms, as is well known, the third volume of The Narrative of the Voyages of H. M. Ships Adventure and Beagle, edited by Captain Robert Fitzroy and published, in three volumes and an appendix to Volume II, in 1839. . . . On its first appearance in its own right, also in 1839, it was called Journal of Researches into the Geology and Natural History etc." (Freeman, pp. 31-32). See Freeman for a detailed discussion of the work&#39;s publishing history and bibliographical features. Freeman, The Works of Charles Darwin, 11. 41456</p>

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

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

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        The Stranger's Guide to the Roman Antiquities of the City of Treves. [present-day Trier]. PLUS: ALs: letters from Wyttenbach tipped in. To which are added, plates from unpublished drawings, and other illustrations.

      John W. Parker,, London: 1839 - viii, 143, (i), +16 adverts. With 10 plates, and a number of vignettes in the text. Tipped in at the front are two items of correspondence (in German) from Wyttenbach to the antiquarian James Yates: An 1837 note, thanking him for his learned works; and an 1839 letter, barely legible, with Yates' interlinear transcription (which I struggle to interpret). Both are accompanied by part of the envelopes addressed to Yates in which they came, the second still bearing its seal. At page 60, are also tipped in two illustrations which echo the type of arch illustrated in the facing plate and vignette: one, a loose sketch in brown ink, and the other a finely-done ink drawing(?) - apparently taken from the view in the vignette. Besides these, there is a note in Yates' hand at the foot of p.58, and a reference to another work on Trier on the first blank leaf. Contents very clean. 22.5x14cms, with the original yellow endpapers, in the original binding of green cloth, ruled and decorated in blind, spine titled in gilt. Gilt a little dulled, spine caps refurbished. A clean, firm and very nice association copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Olim ou registres des arrêts rendus par la Cour du Roi.

      Imprimerie Royale, Paris 1839 - - 1844. Trois très forts volumes in-4, (vol. 1 et 2: 324 x 245 mm ; vol. 3: 312 x 235 mm), maroquin rouge, dos à quatre nerfs orné, filets et motifs en losange sur les plats, dentelle intérieure, tranches dorées (reliure romantique, attribuable à Simier). Exemplaire au grand chiffre couronné de Louis-Charles d&#146;Orléans Duc de Nemours, second fils du roi Louis-Philippe. Un des 25 exemplaires sur papier vélin. Le texte est en latin. Ces trois premiers volumes furent complétés par un quatrième (qui manque ici) publié en 1848 par l&#146;Imprimerie Nationale. Très bel exemplaire, reliure très bien conservée (malgré de menus défauts, frottements sur les coupes inférieures et les coins, nombreuses rousseurs). // Three tall quarto volumes (vol. 1 and 2: 324 x 245 mm ; vol. 3: 312 x 235 mm), red morocco, spine tooled, filets and lozenge tooling on covers, dentelle inside, gilt edges (romantic binding, looking like a binding by Simier). Provenence : Copy bearing the great crowned monogam of Louis-Charles d&#146;Orléans, Duc de Nemours, second son of King Louis-Philippe. One of the 25 copies on vellum paper. The text is in latin. To these three first volumes a fourth (missing here) was added in 1848 published by the Imprimerie Nationale. Very fine copy, binding in beautiful condition (despite small defects, rubbings on bottom turns-in and on corners, numerous brownings).

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        Nuovo prospetto delle scienze economiche. Ossia Somma totale delle idee teoriche e pratiche in ogni ramo d&#146;amministrazione privata e pubblica, divise in altrettanti classi, unite in sistema ragionato e generale da Melchiorre Gioja. Tomo Primo [-Sesto]. Lugano: presso Gius. Ruggia,1838 [-1839].

      - Sei voll. in-8°, pp. XXVII-382 con 1 tav. rip. in fine + pp. 399 + pp. 422 e 4 tabelle rip. f.t. + pp. 415 con 1 tav. rip. in fine + pp. 482 + pp. 475 (ma 575) con 1 tav. rip. in fine. Leg. post. mz. pelle con tit. e num. dei voll. in oro impressi entro scomparti, fregi filettati oro impressi al ds., fregi a motivi geometrici impressi a secco agli scomparti, nervi, piatti in carta telata arancio, sguardie in carta verde, segnapagina in seta blu, bross. orig. non conservate. Fioriture diffuse in esemplari in barbe, al vol. 3 da p. 186 si salta a p. 189 senza interruzione di testo, al vol. 5 da p. 345 si salta a p. 348 senza interruzione di testo, mancanza al margine inf. delle pp. 425-426 senza perdita di testo. Rara edizione che aggiorna la 1a uscita nel 1815 che figura anche nella celebre biblioteca di Monaldo Leopardi. Available on request description in English / La description des livres en français est à disposition sur demande / Se envían descripciones de libros a pedida.

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        White's Plane Globe.

      Sheffield: W. White, 1839. - 4to., (10 1/8 x 10 ½ inches). 2 engraved maps of the hemispheres with original hand-color in full, each mounted as a volvelle with metal distance band (slightly toned). Original publisher's half maroon morocco, brown pebbled cloth, lettered in gilt (one or two pale stains). First edition. Showing 6 continents, with political divisions and major cities, rivers, and deserts. Includes 18 diagrams depicting the earth's relationship to the sun and moon, plus a table: "Symbols & Names of the 12 Signs of the Zodiac." Each hemisphere is fixed on a central point by a brass ruler 22 cm. in length; hemispheres rotate on the central point. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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