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        St. Etienne du Mont and The Pantheon, Paris

      [London], 1839. A very fine image from Boys' 'Picturesque Architecture in Paris, Ghent, Antwerp, Rouen &c': ''a work of exceeding beauty' (Abbey) and one of the most important in the history of English colour-printing. This print represents part of what was the first serious challenge to the supremacy in England of the hand-coloured aquatint. The plates in Boys' Picturesque Architecture in Paris, Ghent, Antwerp, Rouen &c 'are produced entirely by means of lithography: they are printed with oil-colours, and come from the press precisely as they now appear.' As detailed in the Descriptive Notice, it was strictly stipulated by the publisher that no colour be added, and goes on to state that previous attempts at chromolithography had suffered from an unnatural flatness 'whereas in these views, the various effects of light and shade, of local colour and general tone, result from graduated tone. The atmospheric appearance of the skies, giving day-light appearance to the out-door scenes, is the best evidence of the purity and relevance of the tints of colour; which...combine solidity with transparency'. Boys fully explored the range of possibilities that the new technique offered: one subject is presented as if it were 'a crayon sketch heightened with colour', others 'a sepia drawing, with touches of colour...a slight sketch in water-colours...a finished water-colour...an 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 Philippe...is 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 Paris..by 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.

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        THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER.

      1839 - (BOOKBINDING) THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER. Oxford: The University, 1839. 24mo. Full embossed leather. Unpaginated. A handsome example of a polychromatic binding common in the 1830s. With a pi pale green and gold floral cross on both front and rear covers and white watered-silk decorative endpapers. Fine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Collected Works of Davy. Edited by his brother, John Davy

      London: Smith, Elder and Co. 1839., 1839. First Collected Edition of the works of this important chemist / scientist. 9 volumes, 8vo. Finely bound in recent half speckled calf with gilt decorated raised bands, red title label and gilt titles to spines, marbled boards. With illustrations throughout. Some light foxing and minimal marking. A superb set. The final volume includes the lesser known fantasy writing 'Consolations In Travel; or, The Last Days of A Philosopher' (written in 1830), mentioned in Bleiler. Humphry Davy (1778-1829) became well known due to his experiments with the physiological action of some gases, including laughing gas (nitrous oxide) - to which he was addicted, once stating that its properties bestowed all of the benefits of alcohol but was devoid of its flaws. Davy later damaged his eyesight in a laboratory accident with nitrogen trichloride. In 1801 he was nominated professor at the Royal Institution of Great Britain and Fellow of the Royal Society, over which he would later preside. He later invented the Davy lamp which was a great and well known success (Wikipedia). Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [281]

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        The life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. With illustrations by Phiz. With a letter written by Charles Dickens

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1839. English novel; xvi, 624 pages; 21.5cm; full pebble grained leather binding, rebacked; on front board in gilt: engraved signature of the author; on back board: gilt lion device; top edge gilt. On page 123 correct "sister" for "visiter"; on page 160 "latter" not corrected to "letter". Mounted in is a one page autograph letter, signed, January, 1847 from Charles Dickens to Percy B. St. John [author of The French Revolution of 1848]; the letter reports that Dickens is not acquainted with certain prominent Fre. Signed. Early edition. Hardcover. Very good- condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        Picturesque Architecture in Paris, Ghent, Antwerp, Rouen &c.

      London: By Thomas Boys, Printseller to the Royal Family, 1839. - "A Very Beautiful Book"A Genuine Triumph"Worthy of the Highest Possible Praise"BOYS, Thomas Shotter. Picturesque Architecture in Paris, Ghent, Antwerp, Rouen &c. Drawn from Nature and on Stone. London: By Thomas Boys, Printseller to the Royal Family, 1839. First edition. Folio (21 1/8 x 14 1/2 in; 536 x 369 mm). [6, as title, Dedication and Descriptive Notice]. Twenty-six "lithotint" (color-printed lithograph) plates (including title page) printed by G. Hullmandel after drawings by Boys, with tissue guards. Publisher's original half red morocco, inner red moire silk panel enclosed by a continuation of the morocco spine with gilt fillets, and a red morocco label in center of silk panel lettered in gilt with title. Original yellow endpapers. Rear board in half red morocco over cloth. A bit of soiling to silk, as expected. Light rubbing. Withal, an internally clean, gorgeous copy. "A very beautiful book, and one that should take preference over its later and more popular rival, the Original Views of London [by Boys, from] 1842.Apart from the brilliance, sensitivity, and technical mastery of the drawing on stone there is the great, and often under-estimated, 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, on which the unique effect of the book depends." (Abbey).".A genuine triumph.by Thomas Shotter Boys, a rather neglected artist who merits a far higher place than he was ever awarded in the annals of the English water-colour school.In this book Boys is head and shoulders above them all. His drawing is refined and sensitive, and his colouring cool, simple, and direct" (Hardie)."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" (Art Union, 1839)."Apart from the brilliance, sensitivity and technical mastery of the drawing on stone, this volume features Hullmandel's great and often under-estimated technical and artistic achievement in making the transmission of such drawings possible and in devolving the cool, transparent, graduated tints - subtle in colouring - on which the unique effect of the book depends" (Bobins II, 512).Abbey, Travel, 33. Tooley 105. Hardie, pp. 247-249. Bobins [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Hungary and Transylvania; with remarks on their condition, social, political, and economical.

      Murray London 1839 - First edition. 2 volumes, 8vo., xxii, [iv], 483; xii, 631pp., 2 engraved frontispieces, folding coloured map, illustrations in text after Hering, original blind-stamped green cloth gilt, occasional spotting, etc., a very good copy. Standard work which also includes accounts of Croatia, Slovakia, and Transylvania. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Punka Indians camped on the banks of the Missouri

      Paris, Coblenz and London 1839 - On 11 May, whilst the steamer Yellow Stone was stopped near White Bear Bluffs, three Ponca Indians came aboard. They were given a lift up-river to their camp near Bazile Creek. Bodmer here sketches the moment when these three, including their chief Schuh-De-Gá-Che (`He Who Smokes'), were ferried ashore, to be greeted by an enthusiastic welcoming party of curious children and adults all wrapped in furs or blankets. Their camp of tipis can be seen in the forest margin beyond. The Ponca (Panka, or Punka), whose name denotes `sacred head', are closely related to the Omaha, Osage and Kansa Tribes, all of whom speak the same dialect. Karl Bodmer's images show great versatility and technical virtuosity and give us a uniquely accomplished and detailed picture of a previously little understood (and soon to vanish) way of life. Swiss-born Bodmer was engaged by Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867) specifically to provide a record of his travels in North America, principally among the Plains Indians. In the company of David Dreidoppel (Prince Maximilian's servant and hunting companion), their travels in North America were to last from 1832 to 1834. Well-armed with information and advice, the party finally left St.Louis, on the most important stage of their travels, aboard the steamer Yellow Stone on April 10 1833. They proceeded up the treacherous Missouri River along the line of forts established by the American Fur Company. At Bellevue they encountered their first Indians, then went on to make contact with the Sioux tribe, learning of and recording their little known ceremonial dances and powerful pride and dignity. Transferring from the Yellow Stone to another steamer, the Assiniboin, they continued to Fort Clark, visiting there the Mandan, Mintari and Crow tribes, then the Assiniboins at Fort Union, the main base of the American Fur Company. On a necessarily much smaller vessel they journeyed through the extraordinary geological scenery of that section of the Missouri to Fort Mackenzie in Montana, establishing a cautious friendship with the fearsome Blackfeet. From this, the westernmost point reached, it was considered too dangerous to continue and the return journey downstream began. The winter brought its own difficulties and discomforts, but Bodmer was still able to execute numerous studies of villages, dances and especially the people, who were often both intrigued and delighted by his work. The portraits are particularly notable for their capturing of individual personalities, as well as forming a primary account of what were to become virtually lost cultures. Graff 4648; Howes M443a; Pilling 2521; Sabin 47014; Wagner-Camp 76:1. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by Salathé after Bodmer, issue with no date after English imprint.

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        Suggestions Relative to the Philosophy of Geology

      Printed by B.L. Hamlen, New Haven 1839 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Entry to the Bay of New York taken from Staten Island

      Paris, Coblenz and London 1839 - Shortly after their arrival in the New World, Bodmer and Prince Maximilian boarded the steamer Boston bound for New York via Providence, Rhode Island. They arrived in New York at noon on the 9th July 1832. Bodmer later sketched the scene of their arrival from Staten Island: a day of squally showers, a sailing ship moored in the bay is momentarily in the shadow of a passing cloud, from a vantage point some half a mile inland the viewer looks out past the Narrows, guarded by Fort Lafayette, Coney Island just visible four or five miles in the distance, and finally to the Atlantic beyond. Karl Bodmer's images show great versatility and technical virtuosity and give us a uniquely accomplished and detailed picture of a previously little understood (and soon to vanish) way of life. Swiss-born Bodmer was engaged by Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867) specifically to provide a record of his travels in North America, principally among the Plains Indians. In the company of David Dreidoppel (Prince Maximilian's servant and hunting companion), their travels in North America were to last from 1832 to 1834. They arrived in Boston in July 1832, traveled on to Philadelphia, where they stayed with Napoleon Bonaparte's elder brother Joseph. From here they headed west across Pennsylvania across the Alleghenies to Pittsburgh and the Ohio country, visiting all the important German settlements en route. Their most important stop on their route west was at the utopian colony of New Harmony in Indiana. The Prince spent five months there in the company of some of the country's leading scientific men, and studying all the relevant literature on backcountry America. On 24 March 1833 the party reached St. Louis, Missouri, and the start of the journey into Indian country. Graff 4648; Howes M443a; Pilling 2521; Sabin 47014; Wagner-Camp 76:1. Aquatint engraving by Salathé after Bodmer, printed in colours and finished by hand, blindstamp.

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        The Cries of London: Exhibiting Several of the Itinerant Traders of Antient and Modern Times.

      John Bowyer Nichols & Son., London 1839 - Edition : First, Contemporary half-morocco and cloth boards. Spine with 6 compartments of raised bands with floral design in gilt, title in gilt on two., With Edward Langdon?s bookplate. Smith was a well known draughtsman and antiquary who became the Keeper of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum.Houfe. Dictionary of British Book Illustrators.The book depicts London during Dickens' lifetime in prints, Size : folio, Engraved portrait and 30 full page ?etchings? by the author., P. half title, printer?s imprint, blank, frontis copper engraved portrait of author engraved by W. Skelton from a drawing by J, Jackson, title, printer?s imprint, advertisment, blank, vii-xv, blank, 99, advertisment Slightly worn, some light foxing and browning mostly on the margins otherwise a very good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cave-In-Rock. view on the Ohio

      Paris, Coblenz and London 1839 - A very rare proof before letters En route to St.Louis, Missouri, Bodmer, Prince Maximilian and Dreidoppel traveled via the Ohio river. About twenty-five miles beyond Shawnee Town, Bodmer sketched this intriguing geological rock formation known as Cave-In-Rock on the Illinois side of the river near Cave-In-Rock Island. The scene also includes an Ohio steamer flanked by two Ohio keelboats, all caught against a late evening sky. Unsurprisingly, the area is now part of a National Park. Karl Bodmer's images show great versatility and technical virtuosity and give us a uniquely accomplished and detailed picture of a previously little understood (and soon to vanish) way of life. Swiss-born Bodmer was engaged by Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867) specifically to provide a record of his travels in North America, principally among the Plains Indians. In the company of David Dreidoppel (Prince Maximilian's servant and hunting companion), their travels in North America were to last from 1832 to 1834. They arrived in Boston in July 1832, traveled on to Philadelphia, where they stayed with Napoleon Bonaparte's elder brother Joseph. From here they headed west across Pennsylvania across the Alleghenies to Pittsburgh and the Ohio country, visiting all the important German settlements en route. Their most important stop on their route west was at the utopian colony of New Harmony in Indiana. The Prince spent five months there in the company of some of the country's leading scientific men, and studying all the relevant literature on backcountry America. On 24 March 1833 the party reached St. Louis, Missouri, and the start of the journey into Indian country. Graff 4648; Howes M443a; Pilling 2521; Sabin 47014; Wagner-Camp 76:1. Aquatint engraving by Lucas Weber after Bodmer, proof before all letters, issue with one figure at the rail on the right hand side of the deck of the paddle-steamer, extensive use of aquatint on the river and scrub and small trees next to the boat on the far right. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        MINISTERIO DE GUERRA Y MARINA. SECCION CENTRAL. MESA 1.A EL EXMO SR. PRESIDENTE INTERINO DE LA REPÚBLICA SE HA SERVIDO DIRIGIRME EL DECRETO QUE SIGUE.[caption title].

      [Mexico. April 22, ]. 1839 - Broadside, 8 x 12 inches. Faint fold lines. Quite clean. Very good. "Establishes the Department of New Mexico as separate 'Commendancia General,' it being particularly liable to Indian incursion and depredation" - Eberstadt. An important decree for the protection of the lucrative Santa Fe and Taos trade, issued while Santa Anna was serving as acting president of Mexico. Quite rare. Not on OCLC. EBERSTADT 163:406. HANDBOOK OF TEXAS 5, pp.881-82.

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

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

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        Heath's Picturesque Annual: Versailles by Leitch Ritchie; Versailles [by Charles Heath]; Paris in 1841 by Mrs. Gore. [3 volumes together extra-illustrated].

      Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans., London 1839 - Three volumes from "Heath’s Picturesque Annual" series. Large 8vo. Each volume is extra illustrated. Uniformly bound in three quarter deep red morocco with marbled boards. Spines are ornately gilt; upper hinges are neatly repaired. Some rubbing and wear to extremities and corner tips of boards. All edges are gilt. Book plate on inside front covers: "Ex-Libris Joseph Francis Daly." Presumably the son of Augustin Daly a famous theatre producer and a collector of books. Joseph F. Daly authored a biography of his father – "The Life of Augustin Daly." Macmillan, 1917. 1.) Versailles. By Leitch Ritchie London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1839. pp. vi, [2], 256. With 20 engraved plates including extra illustrated title. Interspersed with 80 extra plates dating from the 17th to 19th century (portraits and views) including a small engraving of Louis XIII with Italian sub-title "Lodovico XIII Re di Francia e di Navarra" which a penciled inscription dates to 1646. Bound at the end of the volume is the Amsterdam 1722 edition of "The Labyrinth of Versailles" - title page, preface, and the 39 plates – all neatly trimmed and mounted. The title page for the "Labyrinth" is in Dutch – t’Doolhoff te Versailles, Bestaande in XLI. Keurelyke Verbeeldingen van alle de uitmuntende Fonteinen van het zelve Doolhof Amsterdam: Hendrik Bosche, 1722. The fold out plan of the Labyrinth is not present. The preface is in English and the tables of plates as well as the verse description for each plate are in French, German, English and Dutch. 2.) Paris in 1841. By Mrs Gore. With twenty-one highly-finished engravings, from original drawings, by Thomas Allom. London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1842. pp. viii, 268. With 21 engravings (6 separate plates including a chromolithograph and an illustrated extra title page, and 15 engravings which accompany the text). Bound with an additional 133 plates from various 19th century books illustrating landmark sites, important personages and scenes of daily life etc. 3.)Versailles [by Charles Heath]. London: Longman and Co., [c.1840-1848]. pp. viii, 224. With 24 plates including illustrated title (not necessarily placed according to the index), and 41 additional plates 37 of which are double page or fold-outs. Many of the plates are line engravings illustrating the interior architecture and design of Versailles. One plate titled "revue de la Garde Nationale" is a panorama illustration folded into 7 sections. Several plates at the end have a military theme. The original 24 plates display some damp staining on the lower corner of the margin. Postage for these volumes will cost extra. Please inquire about shipping. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THREE EXPEDITIONS INTO THE INTERIOR OF EASTERN AUSTRALIA; with descriptions of the recently explored region of Australia Felix, and of the present colony of New South Wales

      London, T. & W. Boone, 1839.. 2 volumes, complete set, SECOND EDITION 1839, "carefully revised". 8vo, approximately 220 x 135 mm, 8½ x 5½ inches, complete with 51 lithographed plates, many of indigenous Australians, and a large folding map, VOLUME I: pages: (2), xxi, (3), 355, rebound without the 8 pages of Opinions of the Press which preceded the frontispiece in the first edition, hand coloured frontispiece, title page with large vignette, and 20 plates including 1 map, plus large folding map hand coloured in outline in pocket at rear; VOLUME II: pages: (2), ix, (3), 415, frontispiece, title page with large vignette, and 29 plates, 3 folding, 4 hand coloured plates including a cockatoo, 1 map with hand coloured outlines, 2 folding hand coloured plates, 1 a geological sketch, the other showing a section of 2 caverns, illustrations in the text, bound in 19th century half dark green calf over marbled sides, gilt raised bands and decorative gilt bands, gilt lettered maroon morocco labels, edges speckled red, original pink endpapers. A touch of rubbing to head and tail of spines and corners, most plates very lightly browned in the margins, 1 plate very faintly browned all over, some very small neat repairs to reverse of folding map with document repair tape (none-yellowing and acid-free), no loss of image, Volume I: 2 signatures on reverse of frontispiece, 1 dated 1941, no show-through, 1 plate slightly trimmed at lower edge with loss of imprint; Volume II: 4 signatures to reverse of front endpaper, one dated 1848, the 4th 1941, no show-through, small damp stain to lower margin of 16 plates, 2 just affecting lower edge of image, no loss. A very good complete set. Thomas Livingstone Mitchell (1792-1855) was sent out to New South Wales as deputy surveyor-general in 1827 becoming Surveyor-General in 1828, holding the office until his death. His first journey in 1831-32 was in search of the Kindur river, surveying the area between the Castlereagh and Gwydir Rivers, the second explored the course of the river Darling in 1835, and the third in 1836 was an expedition to the rivers Darling and Murray in the course of which he made a detour to the south to discover the rich lands of western Victoria which he named Australia Felix. The lithograph plates which are all drawn by the author show aborigines, scenery, a few animals and birds, minerals and geology. The text describes his travels, scenery, natural history, geology, and encounters with the aborigines. Ferguson, Bibliography of Australia, Volume III, page 46, No. 2811; The Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages, Volume II, page 200; Wantrup, Australian Rare Books, No. 125 and pages 199-201. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        SONGS OF INNOCENCE AND OF EXPERIENCE. Shewing the Two Contrary states of the Human Soul

      W. Pickering, and W. Newbery. London. 1839. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.7 x 4.8 inches). xxiv,74pp. Original publishers plum cloth with blind stamped decorative design to the centre of both boards, surrounded by blind ruled borders made up of several lines. Spine ruled and lettered in gilt. Tiny areas of loss from the spine tips. Split to the top of the front hinge but without loss and still holding firm. The spine is a bit darkened but the lettering still readable. Overall this is a very good copy of this scarce book. The rare first edition, printed from type, of William Blake's Songs of Innocence and of Experience, preceded only by the hand illuminated engraved editions that were produced by the author, of which only a handful of copies exist. Two versions of the first edition text are found: with and without the poem "The Little Vagabond" on leaf F4r. The majority of copies appear without the poem (as does this present copy). Priority is now in dispute. One theory is that the poem was inadvertently omitted from the volume and was added later by the publisher, in place of the half title for the Dedication of the poem of the Grave at the end while the other theory is that the Church took offence at the poem (its being a criticism of the Church by a hungry child) and persuaded the publisher to remove it, which he then replaced with the half title leaf.

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        The Book Of Royalty. Characteristics Of British Palaces The Drawings By W. Perring And J. Brown

      Ackermann and Company, London 1839 - 42 pages in text. Folio, 37 x 27.5 cm. Twelve full-page chromolithographs, plus half-title chromolithograph (Coronation of Queen Elizabeth printed by C. Hullmandel) -- all printed recto only. Plates are clean save for the first three with light marginal toning only, plate 4 (The Summons) lacks one meter at lower corner, affecting neither text or image. ABBEY LIFE 297. TOOLEY 242. Orig. publisher's crimson russia, sides elaborately gilt with armorial and floral ornaments, front cover center piece inlaid with blue morocco. Aeg. Near fine [Attributes: First Edition]

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        RICHELIEU; OR, THE CONSPIRACY: A Play in Five Acts. To which is added, Historical Odes on the Last Days of Elizabeth; Cromwell's Dream; The Death of Nelson. By the Author of the "Lady of Lyons," "Eugene Aram," &c.

      Published by Saunders and Otley, Conduit Street (Printed by W. Clowes and Sons), London 1839 - Pagination: Half-title, (xii), 144 pp. and illus & letter FINELY BOUND in 3/4 red morocco, 8 3/8" x 5 1/4" ________ EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with 16 plates (10 portraits, 2 hand-colored costumes, and 4 dramatic scenes all realted to the text of the play: Richelieu, Gaston d'Orleans, valet de pied du roi [in color], Marion de Lorme, garde du corps [in color], Louis XIII, Sir Francis Walsingham, Elisabeth I, Joan of Arc riding with Crusaders, Cromwel, Prince Rupert, viewer of a kingly corpse, Horatio Nelson, Battle of the Nile, Cuthbert Collingwood, and the Death of Nelson). ________ MANUSCRIPT: book also contains a very intriguing 4-page ALS from the author with interesting content, and also mentioning the Richelieu play. The letter to B. Webster, Esquire (manager of London's Haymarket Theatre), transcribes as follows: "London | 20th February | 1849. | Dear Sir, | I called at the Hay- | market yesterday with the | hope of seeing you on the | subject alluded to in the | note which I left with your | porter, but was disappointed. | Shall I be more fortunate if | I call on Saturday next, | at one o'clock? I think I | have written a play which | might suit your company, | as at present constituted. | At all events I am certain | I could write one which | would bring the folks to [p.2] see it, if I could obtain | some practical opinion on | the various dramatic visions | I have formed. People acknow- | ledge now that I can write. ["can" is underlined] || I wished also to have | your opinion on a plan | for removing the prohibition | from the Comedy of "Riche- | lieu in Love." It has been | suggested to me to so do up | a Memorial to the Queen, | Prince Albert, and the | new Lord Chamberlain [John Campbell], simul- | taneously, requesting their | interference. The Marquess of Breadalbane is not [p.3] of a country [he was from Scotland] that cherished | so great a respect for | scarlet stockings as Mr | Remble -- and the Queen an- | nounces a desire to favour and revive the Drama -- as | you had the honor of as- | certaining -- at Windsor! | Louis XIV removed the pro- | hibition from the Tartuffe | of Moliere -- and though | I am not Moliere, neither | is our gracious sovereign | the Grand Monarque! She | might perhaps be induced | to imitate so royal an ex- | ample. Your co-operation | would of course be of | great value; but the [p.4] only essential point with | me is to learn whether | it would be unpleasing to | you to be mentioned in | the affair? || If the day and hour I | have named are incon- | venient to you, be so kind | as to name others more | suitable, when I call, and | your will much oblige, | Dear Sir, | Yours very faithfully, | E.L. [E. Lytton]." ________ Bound in 3/4 red morocco over red cloth; spine with five raised bands; gilt across bands and with gilt framed panels; gilt title in 2nd panel, author name in 3rd panel, and "Extra Illustrated" at tail of spine; red cloth endppaers; top page edges gilt; engraved "play writers" bookplate of George Saltonstall Mumford. ________ Most playwrights did not receive much for their efforts, but as Booth writes, ". the only dramatist to do at all well during the 1830s and 1840s was Bulwer-Lytton. Macready gave him £600 for Richelieu at Covent Garden in 1839 (after he had refused to accept any payment for The Lady of Lyons), and Webster £200 more for the rights to represent Richelieu in London (at the Haymarket) for three years. Bulwer-Lytton also received from Webster £600 for The Sea-Captain (1839) and £600 for Money (1840). Except for The Sea-Captain these were all great successes. No other author could command either Bulwer-Lytton's literary prestige or his fees." --Booth, Michael R. "The Social and Literary Xontext." in The Revels History of Drama in English, eds. Clifford Leech and T. W. Craik. London: Methuen, 1975, p. 48 ________ Allingham writes about the play: "Richelieu; or, The Conspiracy, staged at Covent Garden in 1839 with Macready himself in the eponymous role, was fast [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Hyperion: A Romance

      New York: Samuel Colman, 1839 - Two volumes. 19th-century half brown morocco and marbled boards, nicely rebacked in matching morocco. Light wear and foxing. Very good. FIRST EDITION. Presentation copy inscribed by Longfellow: "Henry R. Cleveland with the affectionate regards of the author" and with Cleveland's signature and bookplate. Soon after he joined the Harvard faculty in 1836, Longfellow, Henry Cleveland, C. C. Felton, Charles Sumner, George Hillard formed an informal intellectual society they later called the "Five of Clubs." No other presentation copy of Hyperion appears in the auction records of the past thirty years. Although Longfellow was later generous with presentation copies for his increasingly wide circle of friends and admirers, in his early years he reserved presentation copies for his family and closest friends. As a result they are rare in the market. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Opere.

      presso Giovanni Resnati,, Milano, 1839 - Sei volumi di cm. 25, pp. 3.500 ca. complessive. Con ritratto inciso all'antiporta del primo volume e una tavola ripiegata riproducente una lettera del Monti. Bella legatura coeva in piena percallina interamente decorata a secco e con titoli in oro ai dorsi. Esemplare fresco, marginoso ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Si tratta della non comune tiratura in-8 grande, più curata e su carta di maggiore qualità rispetto a quella in-12 apparsa con le stesse note editoriali. La legatura è stata eseguita dall'atelier milanese C. Mauri, come attestato dalle etichette coeve apposte alle sguardie.

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        Harry Lorrequer (1839) [11 Lever First Editions Uniformly Bound by Zaehnsdorf].

      First editions published between 1839-72. - Contents of set: Harry Lorrequer, 1839 1 volume; Jack Hinton, 1843 1 volume; Tom Burke of "Ours", 1844 2 volumes; Charles O'Malley, 1844 2 volumes; The O'Donoghue, 1845 1 volume; St. Patrick's Eve, 1845 1 volume, Davenport Dunn, 1849 1 volume; The Daltons, 1852 2 volumes; Sir Jasper Carew, 1855 1 volume; Lutrell of Arran, 1865 1 volume; That Boy of Northcott's, 1869 1 volume; Lord Kilgobbin, 1872 3 volumes. All first editions with half-titles present. 17 volumes, 1839-72. Various sizes (8vo. & 12mo.). Beautifully illustrated by "Phiz" (Hablot K. Browne); with the exception of "Norcott's": illustrated by Mary Ellen Edwards & "Kilgobbin" by Luke Fildes). Uniformly bound in full golden brown crushed levant, ruled in gilt, with a shamrock design in gilt at the corners and in the compartments, t.e.g.; by Zaehnsdorf (signed), and bearing their device which denotes "exhibition quality" on the rear paste down above the tail dentelle of each volume. A beautiful set in superb condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Travels In North America During The Years 1834, 1835, & 1836. Including A Summer Residence With The Pawnee Tribe Of Indians, In The Remote Prairies Of The Missouri, And A Visit To Cuba And The Azore Islands.

      London: Richard Bentley, 1839. - 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xvi, 473; xi, 372. with half-title in Vol. II. 2 tinted lithographed frontis. title in red & black. A nice set in contemporary diced calf, inside dentelles, a.e.g. Panshanger bookplate. "First and Best Edition of a most interesting work, by an intelligent observer of the peculiarities of trhe Pawnees, before they had been modified by contact with the whites.There is little of scientific value in his narrative, but it possesses a more than common charm in the vividness of his relation." (Sabin) Clark III 78. Field 1111. Graff 2938. Howes M-913. Sabin 51490. Wagner-Camp 77.

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        Storia della pittura italiana esposta coi monumenti.

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

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        Assiniboin Indians

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The first steeple chase on record

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

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

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

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        Nouvelles Impressions de Voyage. Quinze jours au Sinaï.

      Paris, Dumont, Libraire-Éditeur, 1839 - 2 tomes en 1 vol. in-8° ; 1 front. [signé par Dauzats]-(2)-358 pp.-8 ff. non ch. de cat. édit. in-fine/1 front. [signé par Dauzats]-(2)-406 pp., demi-maroquin rouge, dos lisse joliment orné, fers rocailles, tranches marbrées, légères rousseurs sans gravité, rel. romantique de l’époque, très bel exemplaire. Clouzot, p. 95. Röhricht, p. 394. Talvart & Place, t. V, 29, p. 6. Édition originale rare malgré la fausse mention « deuxième édition » imprimée sur la page de grand titre. First edition. Scarce. Very attractive copy. Alexandrie. Les bains. Damanhour. Navigation sur le Nil. Le Caire. Les pyramides. Visite au colonel Selves et à Clot-Bey. La ville des califes. Le désert. La mer Rouge. Le couvent du Sinaï. Damiette, etc. Très agréable lecture, comme toujours chez Dumas. Adrien Dauzats (1804-1868), artiste-peintre orientaliste, illustrateur et lithographe, accompagna le baron Taylor, lors d’une mission officielle au Proche-Orient en 1830, dont le but était l’acquisition de deux obélisques à Thèbes. Dauzats rapporta de ce hardis périple une abondante moisson de dessins, qu’il exploita dans l’ouvrage rédigé par Alexandre Dumas : Quinze jours au Sinaï (Paris, Dumont, 1839). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Livre Du Roy Modus et De La Royne Racio

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

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        St. Etienne du Mont and The Pantheon, Paris

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

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

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

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        Preparatory drawing for Plate VII: Salmo Salar. Adult Male in Breeding State . River Annan in December, Reduced One Third of British Salmonidae

      Edinburgh: William Lizars 1839 - Sir William Jardine, the 7th Baronet of Jardine Hall near Lockerbie, Scotland, was the leading authority on salmon and trout in the British Isles. An excellent sportsman, his preeminent knowledge of the species was intimate and personal, and his expertise in the field was so noted that in 1860 he was appointed to the Royal Commission on the Salmon Fisheries of England and Wales. Jardine’s estates were located in the fertile fishing areas near the rivers Annan and Tweed, placing him in a perfect position geographically to explore his fascination with salmon and trout. His independent research, and artistic inclinations, culminated in the finest and most comprehensive monograph on these fish ever produced in the British Isles, and perhaps in the world, British Salmonidae. The magnificent, large-scale plates of the British Salmonidae included four of the salmon at various stages of its development, four of the sea-trout, one of the ferox, two of the brown trout, and one of the vendace. No artist better captured the sport of salmon and trout fishing, nor the appearance of the species themselves. For this reason, since the first appearance of Jardine’s work 150 years ago, it has fascinated biologists, fishermen, and art collectors alike. Jardine’s printed series is exceedingly rare, having been offered at auction only twice in the past twenty years. This image, measuring 28.75" x 37", framed, was one of the original drawings and watercolors that were generated in preparation for the publication, done by Jardine himself. In the artist’s stunning original watercolor and drawing, Preparatory drawing for Plate VII: Salmo Salar. one can visualize the unparalleled excellence, meticulous attention to detail and the esthetic sensibility that characterized his work. Truly the fish appears to come to life in Jardine’s flawless image, rendered with outstanding naturalism. This is an important records of his monumental work, and offers a unique, unparalleled glimpse into the history and culmination of a landmark publication focusing on gamefish.

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

      Paris 1839 - Karl Bodmer. From Travels in the Interior of North America. Paris, 1832-1843. Hand-colored aquatint engravings. Paper size approximately 17 ½’ x 22½’ Condition: light fading around margins of paper not affecting picture or print. Karl Bodmer was a little-known Swiss painter when he was chosen by Prince Maximilian of Prussia to accompany his voyage to America, in order to document in pictorial terms the expedition. With the rest of Maximilian’s company, the two traveled among the Plains Indians from 1832 to 1834, a time when the Plains and the Rockies were still virtually unknown. They arrived in the West before acculturation had begun to change the lives of the Indians, and Bodmer, who was a protegé of the great naturalist von Humbolt, brought a trained ethnologist’s eye to the task. The Bodmer/Maximilian collaboration produced a record of their expedition that is incontestably the finest early graphic study of the Plains tribes. Maximilian and Bodmer journeyed from St. Louis up the Missouri River on the American Fur Company steamboat “Yellowstone,” stopping at a series of forts built by the Fur Company and meeting their first Indians at Bellevue. The travelers continued on another steamboat, “Assiniboin,” to Fort Union, where they met the Crees and Assiniboins. The expedition spent its first winter at Fort Clark, where the Mandans in particular excited Bodmer’s attention, although he was also to draw the Minatarri and Crow peoples. The explorers continued by keelboat to Fort Mackenzie, which proved to be the westernmost point of their journey. After living among and studying the Blackfeet for several weeks, Maximilian decided that it was too dangerous to continue, so the travelers returned southward, reaching St. Louis in May 1834. After the conclusion of the journey, Bodmer spent four years in Paris supervising the production of the aquatints made from his drawings. These prints rank with the finest Western art in any medium, and they are the most complete record of the Plains Indians before the epidemics of the mid-19th century had decimated their numbers, and before the white man’s expansion had taken their lands. In contrast to other artist-explorers of the 19th century, such as George Catlin, Bodmer was well-trained in the classic European tradition. The work that he did in America is considered to be the high point of a distinguished career. Perhaps more significant, the plates made from Bodmer's sketches were the first truly accurate images of the Plains Indians to reach the general public. Because the 1837 smallpox epidemic killed more than half the Blackfeet and almost all the Mandans, Bodmer’s visually striking work, together with prince Maximilian’s detailed studies of these tribes, form the primary accounts of what became virtually lost cultures. These spectacular and atmospheric images are important and beautiful records of the landscape of the American West as it appeared when Bodmer saw it, just before westward expansion took hold and began the indelible transformation of the frontier.

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        Ensemble]. Avancement dans la Marine anglaise des Princes, Fils ou Frères du Roi qui ont été destinés à ce service depuis près de 200 ans, et nomination de M. Le Prince de Joinville au grade de Capitaine de Vaisseau dans la Marine Française.

      Paris, Aux Bureaux du Journal Outre-Mer, 1839. 1839 - 1 vol. in-8° (217 x 136 mm.) de : 47 pp., 22 pp., [1] f., 23 pp. 12 pp., 49 pp., [2] pp. (Tableaux), [3] ff., iv pp., 274 pp. Pleine basane marbrée d'époque, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre de maroquin noir indiquant : "Marine", roulette dorée sur les coupes. Recueil de six pièces sur les marines anglaise et française, marchande et militaire dans les années 1840 : textes officiels et études. 1. Avancement dans la Marine anglaise des Princes, Fils ou Frères du Roi qui ont été destinés à ce service depuis près de 200 ans, et nomination de M. Le Prince de Joinville au grade de Capitaine de Vaisseau dans la Marine Française. Paris, Aux Bureaux du Journal Outre-Mer, 1839. 2. Ministère de M. Le Vice Amiral de Rosamel du 6 Septembre 1836 au 20 Mars 1839. Sans lieu ni date. In-fine, extrait des Annales Maritimes et coloniales. Imprimerie royale, Mars 1839. 3. Discours de M. Le Général Vicomte Tirlet, Pair de France. Sans lieu ni date. In-fine : Extrait du Moniteur Universel du 19 Juin 1841. Imprimerie Panckoucke. 4. Réponse de M. Le Général Vicomte Tirlet, Pair de France à M. Le Ministre de la Marine. S.L.S.N, imp. Panckoucke. 5. Considérations sur les Marines à voile et à vapeur de France et d'Angleterre par un Lieutenant de Vaisseau. Paris, chez Aymot, 1844. Imp. Guiraudet et Jouaust. 6. Appel aux Gouvernements et aux Chambres de notre Marine marchande, par M. De Fonmartin de l'Espinasse, Lieutenant de Vaisseau, Directeur du port à Bordeaux. Paris, Bachelier, Ledoyen, 1846. Bel exemplaire. 1 vol. 8vo. Contemporary full sheep. Set of 6 texts dealing with French and English Navy, both merchant and military. Fine copy.

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        Poems

      London: Edward Moxon, Dover Street, 1839 - A large paper copy with plates on India paper - most of the illustrations first appeared as in-text vignettes in the 1830 & 1834 Cadell & Moxon editions of Poems and Italy. Turner's illustrations to Italy had a profound effect on the young Ruskin, who claimed they "determined the main tenor of my life." Ray praises Turner's "delicate and graceful vignettes, which are miracles of fine detail, [and] seem fairly to float upon the page." This copy inscribed on the title-page of volume one, "To Miss Coutts / from her sincere friend/ The Author." Rogers and Miss Angela Burdett-Coutts (1814-1906) were good friends. She was the wealthiest woman in England and also close to Dickens Large paper copy. 2 vols., 4to (11-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches). 58 engraved plates by J.M.W. Turner, 47 plates and 8 vignettes by Stothard, 12 plates and 9 vignettes by Flaxman and others, nearly all the plates on INDIA PAPER. viii, 264; viii, 274, [2, ads] pp. Contemporary pebbled maroon morocco, gilt urn on front and rear panels, a.e.g., by Hayday. Rubbing to binding and some minor spotting throughout. Ray, England, 13 & 15 (for illustrations) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Della storia delle finanze del Regno di Napoli

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Manchester: Bancks and Co., [1839]. - 4to., signed in 2's (9 1/8 x 9 ¼ inches). 2 engraved hand-colored maps of the hemispheres, each mounted as a volvelle with metal distance band, engraved plate (one or two spots). Original publisher's quarter red straight-grained morocco, green cloth, with black paper lettering piece to the front cover, gilt, preserved in a wooden slipcase (spine a bit worn, one or two pale stains). First edition. The two gorgeous hemisphere maps with functional moving parts. A contemporary review of this book says, "The Plane Globe is an ingenious contrivance, consisting of the Northern and Southern Hemispheres printed on circular pieces of card-board, and inserted in the insides of the two thick covers of a square thin book; each hemisphere moving under the brass meridian that confines it in its place, so that problems can be worked with it as with the rotund sphere. The Treatise on Modern Geography, enclosed between the two hemispheres, is clear and comprehensive; containing an immense amount of statistical and other useful information, packed into a close compass, and so well arranged that individual facts appertaining to any country are easily ascertained: for instance, the latitude and longitude, population, products, and manufactures of every chief town in the world. The topography of the British Isles is still more fully and minutely described: the boundaries and extent of each country - the population, constituencies, and parishes - the average rent of and per acre, the ratio of crime and instruction, and the average amount of productions - are stated. The general account of the different states and kingdoms, though concise, is lively and pregnant with matter. In a word, the publication is a complete multum in parvo of 'Geography and the use of the Globe.' A pair of Celestial Hemispheres are mentioned in the title, but these have not reached us. Joseph Bentley, the inventor of the Plane Globe, is the compiler of the Geography also; and his labour and ingenuity are admirable: we must, however, as in all similar cases, assume, for it would be easier to write the Treatise than to verify, the general correctness of his multitudinous facts" (The Spectator, vol. 12, 1839). For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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

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

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