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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]

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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        Taschen-Kalender für das Jahr 1840. Ist ein Schaltjahr von 366 Tagen. [Vortitel:] Theater-Costum aus dem Schauspiel Scheiben-Toni für das Jahr 1840.

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

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        Illustrations to Accompany Jack Sheppard by William Harrison Ainsworth

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Oliver Twist

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

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        THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF NICHOLAS NICKLEBY

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

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

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

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        PRINTED BOOKS AND BOOKBINDINGS

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

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

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

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        Voyage et Aventures de Lord Villiam Carisdall en Icarie

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

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

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

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        Illustrations to Accompany Jack Sheppard by William Harrison Ainsworth

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

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

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

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        Oporto from Villa Nova.

      Scenery of Portugal & Spain. P&D. COLNAGHI & CO. PALL MALL, East. ACKERMANN & CO. STRAND. 1839 - Size: 390 x 270 mm. Fine condition. Lithograph. Original colour. George Vivian (1798-1873), draughtsman and painter from London, travelled through Spain and Portugal making sketches of many old buildings and towns. On his return Vivian made the drawings famous publishing a collection of lithographs under the title "Scenery of Portugal & Spain". The work consists of 33 magnificent drawings on stone by L. Haghe. Vivian selected the most interesting and picturesque scenes for the lithographs, delivering a vivid picture of the countries in the early nineteenth century. Vivian notes: 'Oporto, from Villanova. The Se' or Cathedral and the great pile of the Bishop's palace are seen on the highest point of the picture. More distant to the right appear the buildings and battlemented garden walls of Santa Clara; and under the furthest heights the famous passage of the Douro was effected. Some of the craft on the river consist of Oporto, or Alto Douro Wine Boats.' Engraved by HAGHE, L.

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        The life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby ... With illustrations by Phiz

      London: Chapman and Hall. 1839. "First book edition, with ""sister"" for ""visitor"" on p. 123, line 17; and ""latter"" for ""letter"" on p. 160, line 6 up; 8vo, pp. xvi, 624; engraved portrait frontispiece of Dickens, 39 engraved plates by Halbot K. Browne (""Phiz""); bound in ca. 1960s full crushed brown levant by Bayntun- Riviere, gilt-paneled spine in 6 compartments, lettered direct in 2, oval gilt vignette portrait of Dickens on upper cover, and with his facsimile signature in gilt on the lower; a.e.g.; fine, and contained in a red cloth slipcase. Gimble A-41; Smith I, 5."

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        PEHRISKA-RUHPA. MOENNITARRI WARRIOR IN THE COSTUME OF THE DOG DANSE. [Tab. 23]

      Paris, Coblenz & London. [1839-1842].. Handcolored aquatint engraving by René Rollet after Bodmer, blindstamp in lower margin. Sheet size: 23 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches. Very good. Perhaps the greatest image to emerge from the picturing of the American West, and certainly Bodmer's most famous, this highly-charged portrait of Péhriska- Rúhpa ("Two Ravens") presents the warrior and chief of the Hidatsa in way that encapsulates the vanished era of the Plains Indian. A very rare example with original hand coloring. The portrait has a great sense of immediacy, intensity, of noise and movement; a moment in time is captured, when we look away the Dog Dance continues. Péhriska-Rúhpa dances in his regalia as a principal leader of the Dog Society of his village. The white tips on the glossy black feathers of the headdress indicate the attachment of a tiny down feather to the point of each plume, the central vertical plume is painted red. Dyed horse hair floats from colored sticks attached to the shafts of the turkey feathers. All this will shortly be in motion again as the dancer resumes his movement to the cadence of drum and the rattle (made of small hooves or dewclaws attached to a beaded stick) held in his right hand. The Dog Society was one of seven such societies amongst the men of the Mandan and Hidatsa Tribes. They were one of the main tenets by which Hidatsa society was lived: as an individual progressed through life it was necessary for him to purchase his entry into successive societies, starting with "the foolish dogs" at about ten to fifteen years of age and graduating to the society of the black- tailed deer for men over fifty. The Dog Society was the fourth of these progressions. Each society had a set number of members, so that an individual from a lower society could only buy entry to the higher society if there was a member of that society who was himself ready to move to the society above his. They all had individual rules, rituals, dances, and regalia. All this information was carefully recorded by Prince Maximilian during the travellers' winter stop-over at Fort Clark in 1833-34. This portrait, Bodmer's masterpiece, was painted in March 1834 towards the end of this stay. 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. Bodmer's portraits are particularly notable for their capturing of individual personalities, as well as forming a primary account of what was to become virtually lost cultures. GRAFF 4648. HOWES M443a. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 2521. SABIN 47014. WAGNER-CAMP 76:1.

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        The Gospel According to Saint Luke Seneca Tongue - 1839

      - Isaiah translated, apparently, by W. Hess, under the supervision of W. Case, of the M.E. Mission in Canada. An edition of 1,000 copes. Before his death in 1843 W. Hess completed a translation of the Pentateuch and the Psalter, but no further editions seem to have been published. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Robson’s Royal Court Guide and Peerage for 1839; Commercial Directory of London and the Eastern Counties, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, Norfolk, Suffolk

      William Robson & Company, London 1839 - Contains 669 pages + 4 foldout maps + 44 pages of Ads rear (the few missing pages not included). Original full leather binding with gilt embossed "Robson’s Directory. Royal Court Guide and Peerage" around the Royal coat-of-arms. Well rubbed/worn with detached front cover. Original paper label to spine "Robson’s Directory 1839. Royal Court Guide and Directory of Beds, Bucks, Cambridge, Hunts, Norfk & Suffk Vol II" Contents fair, most pages good, clean & tight, some edge tears, some loss, some corner folds, with owners names, page vi detached with edge tears. Starts at page iii, the start of Index of streets of London, Contains Index of streets of London, Index of who lived/resided at most houses on the streets in London (inc. people, Banks, shops etc.) list of Peers, Government officials, army agents, banks ect. and their address’s. to page 248. Fold out map Bedfordshire (quarter bottom left missing). Page 1 to 34, Fold out map Buckinghamshire complete with tear. Page 1 to 62, Fold out map Cambridgeshire complete with tears. Page 1 to 64, Fold out map Huntingdonshire complete with tears. Page 1 to 30, Fold out map Norfolk (only top coastal area, lacks rest, about 75% ). Page 1 to 166, page 62 badly torn, lacks pages131-134 Thetford. Lacks map of Suffolk, Page 1 to 102. Then adverts Page 1 to 16 (lacks advert pages 17 to 26) pages 27 to 40, then miss-numbered page 37 (not same as other pages 37-40) to 52. A few ink changes in Norfolk section. Lacks front/rear endpapers. Although not 100% complete is a very rare item, have seen similar ones listed in Institutions on the net, could not find another of any date with the all the same contents/counties. At time of listing could not find any Robson’s Royal Court Guides for sale. If it had the Thetford section in, we would not be selling it. WorldCat only list similar for 1838 & 1842, does not list any for 1839 or any with Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, Norfolk & Suffolk. So each year you could purchase the London section and maybe you could purchase any other counties to bound/make your own possibly unique copy. Size: 13.5 x 25cm.approx [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SKETCHES IN FRANCE, SWITZERLAND and ITALY

      London, Charles Hullmandel for Hodgson and Graves, no date, (1839).. (1839), folio, approximately 560 x 380 mm, 22 x 15 inches, 26 tinted plates (one tint) including lithographed title page, all with paper guards, printed by Hullmandel after Prout, no text (as published) except for 4 pages of adverts at end, original publisher's quarter brown morocco spine, dark blue moire linen boards, gilt title to spine, gilt title to upper cover, gilt vertical dividing rule between boards and spine, yellow endpapers. Rubbing to spine, slight wear to head and tail of spine, corners slightly worn with boards just showing, pale stain to top margins of all plates just touching the top corner of 3 plates and title, hardly affecting the image, lithograph dedication page with list of plates on verso, some foxing to margins of a few plates, first free endpaper has small closed tear repaired with document repair tape, gutters beginning to split, plates still holding but could work loose, otherwise a good copy. See J. R. Abbey, Travel in Aquatint and Lithography, Volume 1, page 41, No. 34 for an identical copy. The plates are of: Porte of St Martins Tour; Chartres; Strasbourg; La Halle au Ble Tours; St Symphorien, Tours; Amboise; Geneva; Lausanne; Sion; Milan; Mausolee de Mastin II famille de L'Escaile; Bridge of Sighs, Venice; St Mark's Venice; Temple of Pallas, Rome; Lyon; Geneva; Domo d'Ossola; Piazzeta Venice; S. M. della Salute, Venice; Ducal Palace, Venice; Venice, The Rialto; Como; Milan; Basle; the Forum, Rome; Schaffhausen. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Populäre Darstellung des Dampfwagens für Jedermann; vorzüglich für Reisende auf Eisenbahnen.

      Wien, gedruckt am Strozzengrund, 1839.. Kl.-8°. Mit 8 Abbildungen auf 2 mehrf. gef., lith. Tafeln. 45 SS., 1 Bl. Mod. Pp. mit beigeb. OUmschlägen (die Umschläge etw. angestaubt).. Neuner 474.- Erste Ausgabe, komplett mit den 2 Tafeln selten.- "In dieser frühen, gemeinverständlichen Schrift beschreibt der Autor die Lokomotivkonstruktion an Hand der von Norris für die Wien-Raaber Eisenbahn-Gesellschaft gelieferten Lokomotive 'Philadelphia', die im Unterschied zu den europäischen Konstruktionen, ein vorauslaufendes Drehgestell hatte" (Neuner).- Etwas stockfleckig, Umschlag, Titel u. Falz mit geklebten Einrissen.

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        Rapport presente au conseil general ... au nom de la commission des Alienes

      Evreux, 1839. First Edition. Contemp. half leather. Good copy; spotting throughout. 8vo., There are four fldg. litho. plates of asylums. An important insight into provincial concerns of public health in France. The work offered here is a commission report to the provincial gov't. of the county in where Evreux is located. The commission was charged with the responsibility of examining the plans and proposals for the erection of an asylum. There are a number of statistical indices and appendices. The commission examined construction designs in France and the UK.

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        Ueber die Enstehung, das Alter, und die früheste Geschichte der Städte Berlin und Kölln. Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der Germanisirung slavischer Gegenden.

      Berlin, Lüderitz, 1839.. XII, 361 SS., 1 Bl. mit 1 mehrf. gefalt. grenzkolorierten Stst.-Karte und 3 (v. 5) gestochenen Plänen (1 mehrf.gefal.); 8°, neuere Bibl.- HLwd. m. Rsch. (handgeschr.).. Erste Ausgabe. - Bln.- Bibl., S. 92 (C 432). - Die große Karte zeigt das Havel- und Spreeland, die Pläne der Jahre 1000, 1100 und 1250-1270 (30x35cm) zeigen die Stadtentwicklung von Berlin. Hier nicht beigebunden die Pläne von 1120 und 1140. - Vorderer Deckel innen gestempelt. Auf den Plänen und im Text einige handschriftliche Anmerkungen und Anstreichungen, sonst fast fleckenfreies und schönes Exemplar. - Selten!

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        The Romance of Nature; or, the Flower-Seasons Illustrated

      London, 1839. Octavo, with handcoloured engraved title-page and 26 plates, after original drawings from nature by the author, original hand-colouring; a fine copy in original publisher's hard-grain green morocco, decorated in blind and gilt, complex floral design in gilt on covers, gilt edges. London, Charles Tilt, 1839. Third edition of the second work by this remarkable woman (first published in 1836 with a second edition in 1838). The third edition appeared in 1839, soon after her marriage, and shortly before her departure for Australia. Contains both her verse and prose, as well as handcoloured plates from her drawings. The theme of the book, dedicated to Wordsworth, is the re-telling of ancient legends associated with flowers. As well as her interest in drawing and writing, Louisa Anne Twamley was actively involved in the Chartist movement, an interest which continued throughout her life. Henry Parkes admired her political writing when he was an active member of the Chartist movement in Birmingham, and in 1882 told her how he had read and appreciated her articles, and also wrote to her when he heard she intended visiting Sydney. Ferguson (2146a) knew a single copy of the first edition, in the British Museum.

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        Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia

      London: T. & W. Boone, 1839. Two volumes, octavo, with a total of 51 lithographic plates including six colour chromolithographic and three folding plates, the large folding map repaired on the far left from an earlier tear, scattered foxing to some plates as common, one leaf torn at fore-edge with no loss of text; very good and attractive in the original publisher's blocked green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Mitchell's early expeditions. Second revised edition of Mitchell's classic account of his three expeditions along the river systems of south-eastern Australia, strikingly illustrated with lithographic plates taken from original field sketches by the author. Between 1831-1836 Mitchell undertook three expeditions to determine the course of several large rivers in southern mainland Australia, including the Gwydir and Darling, accompanied by fellow surveyors, skilled convicts and Aboriginal guides. The expeditions were motivated by the government's need to map, and therefore own, land before it was occupied by squatters who were taking prime grazing land at an alarming rate. Furthermore, much past survey work had been inaccurate and disputes between landowners prompted calls for a general survey of New South Wales. Three Expeditions into the Interior is a remarkable book, combining detailed scientific observation with rich descriptions of landscapes and Aboriginal tribes. Its ethnographic value is considerable, providing detailed descriptions of first contacts and of Aboriginal social organization, hunting and languages. Some tribes were very hostile and Mitchell writes that he feared for his life on several occasions; nonetheless he remained a sympathetic and careful observer of Aboriginal life while praising the knowledge and endurance of those who helped the expedition.

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        Map of the State of New York Compiled from the Latest Authorities

      S. Augustus Mitchell, Philadelphia 1839 - Full period color, 17 x 20½ inches, folding into gilt-stamped green leather covers. Minor repairs, a bit of staining. The fourth Mitchell edition of D.H. Vance's map of New York State. Extensive additions to New York's embryonic railroad system, both on the main and the inset maps. "Sold by Thomas Cowperthwait & Co. No. 253 Market Street." added below neat line. The front covers now stamped "New-York." With five insets: "Map of the Hudson River," "Vicinity of Albany," "Vicinity of New York," "Vicinity of the Falls of Niagara" and "Vicinity of Rochester." This edition not in Rumsey; not in Phillips. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SKETCHES IN FRANCE, SWITZERLAND and ITALY.

      London, Charles Hullmandel for Hodgson and Graves, no date, (1839).(1839), folio, approximately 560 x 380 mm, 22 x 15 inches, 26 tinted plates (one tint) including lithographed title page, all with paper guards, printed by Hullmandel after Prout, no text (as published) except for 4 pages of adverts at end, original publisher's quarter brown morocco spine, dark blue moire linen boards, gilt title to spine, gilt title to upper cover, gilt vertical dividing rule between boards and spine, yellow endpapers. Rubbing to spine, slight wear to head and tail of spine, corners slightly worn with boards just showing, pale stain to top margins of all plates just touching the top corner of 3 plates and title, hardly affecting the image, lithograph dedication page with list of plates on verso, some foxing to margins of a few plates, first free endpaper has small closed tear repaired with document repair tape, gutters beginning to split, plates still holding but could work loose, otherwise a good copy. See J. R. Abbey, Travel in Aquatint and Lithography, Volume 1, page 41, No. 34 for an identical copy. The plates are of: Porte of St Martins Tour; Chartres; Strasbourg; La Halle au Ble Tours; St Symphorien, Tours; Amboise; Geneva; Lausanne; Sion; Milan; Mausolee de Mastin II famille de L'Escaile; Bridge of Sighs, Venice; St Mark's Venice; Temple of Pallas, Rome; Lyon; Geneva; Domo d'Ossola; Piazzeta Venice; S. M. della Salute, Venice; Ducal Palace, Venice; Venice, The Rialto; Como; Milan; Basle; the Forum, Rome; Schaffhausen. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Éléments de la philosophie morale et Religieuse Et de la Philosophie des passions, ou Dialogues sur la physionomie comparative de l'antiquité et du siècle actuel

      Marius Olive - Maison Libraire, Marseille - Paris 1839 - Relié. Dos lisse recollé, auteur, titre et filets dorés, manque coiffe basse, épidermure. Plats marbrés frottés. Intérieur frais, texte bien conservé. Ouvrage rarissime. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1839 Bible New Testament Webster Version RARE

      - Bound in full leather, this is Noah Webster's version of the Bible printed in 1839. The New Testament in the Common version. With Amendments of the language, by Noah Webster. This is also an ex Library book. This book is very rare. VERY RARE. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [SEVENTEEN AUTOGRAPH LETTERS, SIGNED, FROM ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE TO ALEXANDRE-FRANÇOIS AUGUSTE VIVIEN]

      Paris & Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire, Touraine. 1839-1854.. [35]pp. Seventeen autograph letters, signed by Alexis de Tocqueville, on octavo-sized stationery. One letter inscribed on stationery with Ministère des Affaires Etrangères letterhead; two letters postmarked on integral address leaves. In near fine condition. In a half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. An important, newly-discovered collection of correspondence from the author of DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA to the French political figure, Auguste Vivien. Alexandre- François Auguste Vivien (1799- 1854) was a prominent magistrate and government minister who served with Tocqueville in the Chamber of Deputies during the July Monarchy, and in the Constituent Assembly during the 1848 Revolution. Like Tocqueville, Vivien wrote extensively on social issues and policy, authoring some of the earliest and most significant 19th-century works on public administration, predating Lorenz von Stein's work on the subject by several years and Woodrow Wilson's by decades. After 1848, both Vivien and Tocqueville found themselves on the wrong side of Louis Napoléon and were forced into retirement following his coup d'état in December 1851. Both spent their last years writing. Vivien died in 1854 and Tocqueville five years later. The present series of letters from Tocqueville to Vivien encompasses what was likely the entire span of their acquaintance, from April 1839, a month after Tocqueville was elected to the Chamber of Deputies (where Vivien had been serving since 1833), to April 1854, two months before Vivien's death. The correspondence begins with Tocqueville's acknowledgement of mutual acquaintances and an invitation to dinner. The second, sent September 1853, discusses Gustave de Beaumont, Tocqueville's friend and travel companion on his famous trip to America in 1831. Beaumont would be elected to the Chamber of Deputies in December of that year, by which time a long- lasting rift had begun between the two over political alliances. In 1840, Tocqueville sends Vivien a copy of the second part of DE LA DÉMOCRATIE EN AMÉRIQUE, which had just been published. At this point Vivien was a government minister in a post roughly equivalent to attorney general. Several undated letters follow, evidently during the early and mid-1840s, and contain invitations to Tocqueville's home and brief discussions of books and articles. The final two undated letters and five letters from 1853 and 1854 find Tocqueville entering into deeper conversations on politics and, ultimately, close personal matters. In the undated letters he comments on the "affaire Lesseps," in which Ferdinand de Lesseps was recalled by the French government from his negotiations with Rome and Holy See in 1849, ending his diplomatic career. In the last portion of his correspondence, composed after his and Vivien's departure from government and the establishment of the Second Empire, Tocqueville frequently expresses his aversion to the new French state, hoping to see it replaced by a non- despotic monarchy. In a letter from Paris dated March 14, 1853, Tocqueville describes his sense of powerlessness and discouragement in his forced retirement, comparing his own situation to that of France: "La France toute entière est pour nous en ce moment, comme une grande prison, où l'oisivetée forcée, l'absence forcée, l'absence d'émotions, de nouvelle, de bruit même, le silence universel abattent l'esprit." On Oct. 18 of that year, he writes that the more respected members of the contemporary French literary world were "very hostile" to the new government, holding that "among men of talent" he hardly knew of anyone but Sainte-Beuve and Mérimée who had dared to "take the livery of the new power." He goes on in the final letters to discuss other prominent figures, including Beaumont, with whom he had reconciled in 1848; his work on L'ANCIÉN RÉGIME ET LA RÉVOLUTION (which would be published in 1856); and his "vie de Bénédictine" at Saint- Cyr-sur-Loire in Touraine, where he stayed from June 1853 to the summer of the following year. The collection presents a remarkable opportunity to explore Tocqueville's personal thoughts on the drastically changing political landscape of France during the course of his own political career, as communicated in an increasingly intimate series of letters to Vivien, a colleague and friend whose final years closely paralleled Tocqueville's own. Any Tocqueville manuscript material is very rare in the market.

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        Mühlenkamp Hamburg., Bleistifzeichnung.

      1839 - Signiert, datiert und mit "Mühlenkamp" bezeichnet Der fein durchgearbeiteter Landschaftsausschnitt. - Haeselich war ein bedeutender Repräsentant der Hamburger Landschaftsmalerei im 19. Jahrhundert, vereinzelt auch mit Bildnissen, Interieurs und Genrebildern vertreten. Er war Schüler bei G. Hardorff d. Ä. und studierte an den Akademien in Berlin und Dresden. Nach seiner Rückkehr nach Hamburg bevorzugt Landschaften aus Holstein und dem Hamburger Umland. Haeselich war Mitglied des Hamburger Künstlervereins. - Oberer Rand etwas unregelmäßig geschnitten. Blattkanten mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2100

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        Ueber die Bewegung der Wellen und über den Bau am Meere und im Meere. . . . Aus dem Französischen übersetzt von C. Wiesenfeld, . . . Mit 10 Kupfertafeln [sic].Vienna, Ludwig Förster's artistische Anstalt, 1839. 8vo. With 10 folding lithographic plates (23×39 to 54 cm) with 75 figures showing diagrams of wave forms and motions, and plans and cross-sections of coasts, man-made barriers, buildings, hydraulic devices, etc. 19-century blue cloth.

      WorldCat (4 copies); cf. Sotheran, Second Suppl. 17951 (French ed.); for Förster, see Thieme-Becker XII, p. 137. First German edition of a detailed account of (ocean) waves. It covers both practical and theoretical aspects, with chapters on the motion of waves and of water within waves, the theory of travelling waves, new developments in wave theory, various phenomena, the influence of the form of the sea floor on waves, the effects of wind and causes of floods, their effects on the coast and the silting of harbours, the theory and practice of sea walls and other constructions, harbour improvement, etc. A good copy, with some minor defects.

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        Voyage Autour Du Monde Entrepris Par Ordre Du Gouvernement Sur La Corvette La Coquille (Two Volumes)

      P. Pourrat freres, 1839. - 8vo. hardcovers. leather spine, marbled boards. Colour plates with tissue guards. pp.540,549. Good solid copies, wear to top of spines, foxing, fold-out map in vol. 1 torn & creased. Text in French.

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        Complete Collection of early Adelaide newspaper 'The Southern Australian' for 1839

      Adelaide: Archibald MacDougall, 1839. Large folio, bound volume of fifty issues in contemporary provincial binding (now worn, front board quite loose); aside from some worming to the bottom blank margin with no loss of text an unusually well preserved collection. Complete 1839 run of an important Australian newspaper. A wonderfully preserved collection of the Southern Australian, Adelaide's second locally printed newspaper. This bound volume comprises the second year of publication, from January 9 to December 26 1839. Founded by Charles Mann and James Hurtle Fisher, the Southern Australian was preceded by the more official South Australian Gazette and Colonial Register. Publication began in 1838 and the paper was released each Wednesday morning (becoming bi-weekly in 1840 until the paper closed in 1844). The Southern Australian was printed by Archibald MacDougall, then acting Government printer whose busy workshop was located in in Rundle Street. Interestingly, Archibald's brother John Campbell MacDougall also emigrated to Australia and established as a well-respected printer in Hobart prior to his untimely decease. This complete annual run of the Southern Australian provides an animated account of the colony of South Australia in its early years. Alongside commercial and legal entries we learn of important developments in South Australian history, breakthrough's in inland exploration (such as a description of Eyre's journey dated 13March) and a good measure of gossip and scandal due to a colonial outpost in its infancy. Of some interest is the special obituary issue dedicated to Colonel William Light dated 9 October. The borders and columns are blocked in heavy black ink as a sign of respect. By contemporary accounts Light was a gregarious man of unusual industry and talent. In early 1836 he was appointed Surveyor General of South Australia and chose the site of Adelaide (while undertaking vast inland surveys with a handful of staff in seemingly unworkable conditions). Although Light died consumptive and penniless he is lauded in the warmest terms in the Southern Australian obituary: 'Colonel Light was a man of the finest feelings, and the most refined sentiments of honour. Hence the ill usage he received had a most injurious effect upon his mind and constitution, and in great measure hastened his death.' Given the ephemeral nature of the medium, to find a complete annual run of any early colonial newspaper is unusual, especially in this state of preservation. In addition to the regular weekly issues this bound collection includes the two supplements or 'second editions' printed on Friday (rather than Wednesday).

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        Auction.

      . Lithographie v. B.u. F. Adam n. Albrecht Adam, 1839, 35,4 x 52,7 ( Blattgr. 48,3 x 59,5 cm ). Vorführen eines Pferdes vor einer großen Anzahl von Auktionsteilnehmern im Innenhof des Gutes Alsen. - Sehr schönes Blatt aus " Die Veredlung der Pferdezucht aus Alsen ", nach der Natur gezeichnet von Albrecht Adam. Lithographiert wurden die Blätter von Benno und Franz Adam, den Söhnen des Malers. - Sehr selten

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        Guy's Hospital Reports. Volume IV. First Series.

      Samuel Highley. London. 8vo 1839 - pp. (vi), 451, (i) Advertisement, (iii) Index, (i) blank. 28 lithographed plates [some folding, some with additional hand-colouring, one with moveable flap]. Contemporary half calf, rebacked, signature of C[HARLES]. HILTON FAGGE, neat stamp of Guy's Hospital Library on title and Contents leaf, a very good copy. *With 23 papers, more particularly - THOMAS ADDISON On the Disorders of the Brain, connected with Diseased Kidneys; RICHARD BRIGHT Observations on Abdominal Tumours and Intumescence; illustrated by Cases of Renal Disease [ later collected in the 1860 New Sydenham Society publication - Clinical Memoirs On Abdominal Tumors And Intumescence. By The Late Dr. Bright, ed. By G. Hilaro Barlow.]. Several papers by BRANSBY COOPER, WILLIAM GUY, SWAINE TAYLOR, GOLDING BIRD, ASTLEY COOPER, PRIDGIN TEALE and others. CHARLES HILTON FAGGE [1838-1883], graduated MD from Guy's Hospital in 1863, demonstrator of anatomy from 1862 to 1866, Fagge became medical registrar of Guy's in 1866, assistant physician in 1867, and physician in 1880. He was for some years demonstrator of morbid anatomy, lecturer on pathology, and curator of the museum at Guy's and later edited the Guy's Hospital Reports.

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        Genealogisches Taschenbuch der deutschen gräflichen Häuser. 1839 - 1910 (60 Volumes)

      Gotha: Justus Perthes, 1839 Included are the almanac from the years: 1839 to 1845, 1847, 1848, 1849, 1851 to 1893, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1906, 1910. Some covers are damaged or detached from the text block, however inside pages of most of the almanac are in good condition. Photos available upon request. 14 kg.

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        The Royal South Australian Almanack and General Directory for 1840

      Adelaide: Robert Thomas and Co., December, 1839. Octavo, 150, xii pp., a good copy in original printed limp linen wrappers, stained and a bit worn, spine restored; folding Sangorski quarter brown morocco case. The second South Australian almanac. Ferguson notes this is the second South Australian almanac. The work includes the important and very early botanical series of lectures by George Stevenson "Gardening in South Australia" (pp. 21-56), and the significant "Progress of Discovery in South Australia during the year 1839" (pp. 98-125), which includes among much of interest two brief reports by Eyre.

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        Leiria.

      Scenery of Portugal & Spain. P&D. COLNAGHI & CO. PALL MALL, East. ACKERMANN & CO. STRAND. 1839 - Size: 380 x 260 mm. Fine condition. Lithograph. Original colour. George Vivian (1798-1873), draughtsman and painter from London, travelled through Spain and Portugal making sketches of many old buildings and towns. On his return Vivian made the drawings famous publishing a collection of lithographs under the title "Scenery of Portugal & Spain". The work consists of 33 magnificent drawings on stone by L. Haghe. Vivian selected the most interesting and picturesque scenes for the lithographs, delivering a vivid picture of the countries in the early nineteenth century. Vivian notes: 'Leiria, lies about 25 leagues north of Lisbon, in the Province of Estremadura. The Castle entirely in ruins is very extensive. At the right extremity of the Drawing, is part of the Cathedral, and on an eminence on the left, stands the Convent of Santa Clara.' Engraved by HAGHE, L.

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        Bad Heilbrunn. Oberbayerischer Bauernhof mit einer Wäscherin am Brunnen, spielendem Kind und einem Holzträger.

      1839. Feder und Pinsel in Grau und Bleistift, grau laviert, auf chamoisfarbenem Velin, rechts oben bezeichnet und datiert "Heilbrunn 27. Sept. 1839.". 26,3:34,1 cm. In den Rändern ungleich. In der Graphischen Sammlung München befindet sich eine ebenfalls auf 1838 datierte, grau lavierte Bleistiftzeichnung, betitelt "Oberbayerischer Bergbauernhof".. Tochter des Landschaftsmalers, Kunsthändlers und Musikers J.B. Stuntz (1753-1836), der zusammen mit J.N. Strixner (1782-1855) und F. Piloty (1786-1844) in München eine Steindruckerei gegründet hatte. Ausgebildet bei ihrem Vater und seinen beiden Kompagnons, arbeitete sie erst in der lithographischen Anstalt. Hier hatte sie mit eigenen Folgen großen, auch finanziellen Erfolg, weshalb sie für die Familie einen Sommersitz in Thalkirchen bei München erwerben konnte. 1813 ging sie zum Studium der Historienmalerei an die Münchner Akademie und war Schülerin von J.P. von Langer (1756-1824) und dessen Sohn R. von Langer (1783-1846). Bereits 1815 sollte sie mit ihren ersten ausgestellten Ölgemälden große Anerkennung finden. 1818 folgte eine Reise nach Paris, wo sie die Werke der Alten Meister studierte und vor allem nach Raffael kopierte. Ein dreijähriges Reisestipendium ermöglichte ihr anschließend einen Aufenthalt in Italien. Hier begegnete sie Louise Seidler (1786-1866) und entdeckte, auch durch F. Overbeck angeregt, die religiöse Malerei. 1821 wurde sie Ehrenmitglied der Accademia di San Luca. Nach München 1822 zurückgekehrt, heiratete sie 1823 den ihr seit 1818 bekannten Kgl. Bayer. Vize-Oberstallmeister Wilhelm Frh. von Freyberg. Danach wechselnde Aufenthalte in München und Thalkirchen sowie Fortsetzung ihrer künstlerischen Tätigkeit. Sie schuf ein großes OEuvre an Landschaften, Porträts, Historien- und Genrebildern sowie religiösen Motiven. Von der in ihrer Zeit als eine der besten Zeichnerinnen und Malerinnen gerühmten Künstlerin besitzen zahlreiche Museen und Graphische Sammlungen Werke, so in München, Berlin und Wien.

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        Ponte Salara in der römischen Campagna.

      1839. Radierung, 1839, auf Velin. 20:27,7 cm. Literatur: Jahn 319, I (von VI), mit der noch hellen Stelle im Vordergrund und dem noch unbeschrifteten Tablett. - Vollrandiges Exemplar, etwas stockfleckig.. Bereits als Achtjähriger erhielt Klein Zeichenunterricht durch den Maler G.C. II. von Bemmel (1765-1811). 1802 war G.P. Zwinger (1779-1819) an der Nürnberger Zeichenschule sein Lehrer. 1805-1811 war er Lehrling bei dem Maler, Zeichner und Kupferstecher A. Gabler (1762-1834). Ab 1811 Studium an der Kunstakademie in Wien. 1814 und 1816 folgten Reisen nach Ungarn und 1815 eine Studienreise an Main und Rhein. 1818 hielt er sich in München auf, wo er mit P. von Hess (1792-1871) und M.J. Wagenbauer (1775-1829) verkehrte. 1819 ging er in seine Heimatstadt zurück. Von dort aus unternahm er mit seinen Freunden J.C. Erhard (1795-1822), den Brüdern F.P. (1779-1840) und H. Reinhold (1788-1825) sowie E. Welker (1788-1857) eine Reise ins Salzkammergut. Von Ende 1819 bis August 1821 weilte Klein in Italien, kehrte dann aber nach Nürnberg zurück. 1833 wurde er zum Mitglied der Berliner Kunstakademie ernannt. 1839 zog er nach München, wo er bis zu seinem Tode leben sollte. 1848 begann ein Augenleiden, was in den nächsten Jahren zu einer zunehmenden Beeinträchtigung des Sehvermögens führen und schließlich ab 1871 das Arbeiten unmöglich machen sollte. Als Graphiker beschäftigte sich Klein mit der Technik der Radierung und Lithographie.

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        Complete Collection of early Adelaide newspaper 'The Southern Australian' for 1839

      Archibald MacDougall, Adelaide 1839 - Large folio, bound volume of fifty issues in contemporary provincial binding (now worn, front board quite loose); aside from some worming to the bottom blank margin with no loss of text an unusually well preserved collection. Complete 1839 run of an important Australian newspaper. A wonderfully preserved collection of the Southern Australian, Adelaide's second locally printed newspaper. This bound volume comprises the second year of publication, from January 9 to December 26 1839. Founded by Charles Mann and James Hurtle Fisher, the Southern Australian was preceded by the more official South Australian Gazette and Colonial Register. Publication began in 1838 and the paper was released each Wednesday morning (becoming bi-weekly in 1840 until the paper closed in 1844). The Southern Australian was printed by Archibald MacDougall, then acting Government printer whose busy workshop was located in in Rundle Street. Interestingly, Archibald's brother John Campbell MacDougall also emigrated to Australia and established as a well-respected printer in Hobart prior to his untimely decease. This complete annual run of the Southern Australian provides an animated account of the colony of South Australia in its early years. Alongside commercial and legal entries we learn of important developments in South Australian history, breakthrough's in inland exploration (such as a description of Eyre's journey dated 13March) and a good measure of gossip and scandal due to a colonial outpost in its infancy. Of some interest is the special obituary issue dedicated to Colonel William Light dated 9 October. The borders and columns are blocked in heavy black ink as a sign of respect. By contemporary accounts Light was a gregarious man of unusual industry and talent. In early 1836 he was appointed Surveyor General of South Australia and chose the site of Adelaide (while undertaking vast inland surveys with a handful of staff in seemingly unworkable conditions). Although Light died consumptive and penniless he is lauded in the warmest terms in the Southern Australian obituary: 'Colonel Light was a man of the finest feelings, and the most refined sentiments of honour. Hence the ill usage he received had a most injurious effect upon his mind and constitution, and in great measure hastened his death.' Given the ephemeral nature of the medium, to find a complete annual run of any early colonial newspaper is unusual, especially in this state of preservation. In addition to the regular weekly issues this bound collection includes the two supplements or 'second editions' printed on Friday (rather than Wednesday).

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        The Colony of Western Australia : a Manual for Emigrants to that Settlement or its Dependencies

      London: James Fraser, 1839. Octavo, with four plates (two folding) and folding tables, a little scattered foxing yet very good in original blind-stamped cloth, with later issue gilt spine lettering. An important source of information on the fledgling colony of Western Australia, incorporating a detailed and comprehensive census of leaseholders and allotments throughout the state: in effect, this is a Domesday Book of the Swan River. The principal aim of the work is to provide an honest and accurate description of the colony for the information of prospective migrants. The local history and merits of each region are detailed, with an eye to various types of agriculture and grazing enterprise. The legal status of Aborigines is examined in relation to land grants and ownership, reflecting the fundamental emphasis of book on the availability of quality land for potential immigrants. Accordingly, the appendices list the landholders of Western Australia at the time of publication, all carefully checked and verified from official sources. These detailed lists include the name of the owner or leaseholder, size of the property, date of issue and any special conditions attached to the sale, lease or grant. The value of this book lies in the effort taken by the author to compile an accurate account drawn from a diversity of original documents, including personal memoirs, official journals, the logs of several private expeditions and coastal voyages undertaken in the first decade of settlement. This is the second issue of the work noted be Ferguson, issued without the Arrowsmith map (although the title page has not been reprinted and states the presence of the map). Although both the first edition and this later issue were issued in blind stamped green cloth, the spine title 'Ogle's Western Australia' clearly differentiates them.

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        Lehrbuch der Physiologie ( Textbook of Physiology)

      LEOPOLD, LEIPZIG 1839 - für akademische vorlesungen und mit besonderer rücksicht auf das bedürfnis der arzte (for academic lectures and special considerate to the needs-of physicians). text in german, general wear and rubbed cover. Foxing on pages. no bookplate. Tight binding. DATE PUBLISHED: 1839 EDITION: 143 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Jack Sheppard a romance. Illustrated by George Cruikshank

      London: Richard Bentley, 1839. Three volumes, octavo, with 27 illustrations by George Cruikshank (one from volume 1 bound in volume 2), half-title missing from volume 3; a fine copy in later red morocco, spines gilt. A rake's progress. First edition. The most celebrated of the prolific Ainsworth's "Newgate" novels, chronicling the career of the eponymous Sheppard (1702-24), a swashbuckling criminal who sensationally escaped from Newgate, only to be captured and hanged at Tyburn. The novel was well received, not least because of the vigorous plates by Cruikshank, better known for his work with Dickens. An elegant copy of the book, with the bookplate of Aldenham House, Hampshire.

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        Stil eines Blühenden Weihnachtskaktus'.

      . Aquarell, über Bleistift, auf chamoisfarbenem Velin, Mitte unten signiert, bezeichnet und datiert "Thusnelde Grf. Münster / Derneburg am 8 Okt 1839.". 31,5:22,3 cm. Insgesamt unfrisch. Horizontale Knickfalte unten geglättet. Verso Reste alter Verklebung.. Ãœber die Künstlerin, Tochter des Grafen G.W.A. von Münster-Meinhövel, ist kaum etwas bekannt. 1807 ehelichte sie den dänischen Diplomaten Carl Emil Moltke und bekam drei Kinder (1811, 1815 und 1822). Zum Zeitpunkt der Entstehung des Blattes hielt sie sich wohl im säkularisierten Kloster Derneburg im Landkreis Hildesheim auf, seit 1815 Wohnsitz des Grafen Ernst zu Münster. Botanische Pflanzenstudien erfreuten sich nicht nur bei Wissenschaftlern, sondern auch bei Malern und Zeichnern, insbesondere auch bei künstlerisch tätigen Frauen seit spätestens dem 18. Jahrhundert großen Interesses.

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        The Thousand and One Nights , Commonly called, in England, The Arabian Nights' Entertainments

      London: Charles Knight 1839-, 1841. Three volumes, quarto, each with engraved and letterpress title-pages; a fine set in handsome deep brown morocco, spine with raised bands and gilt ornament. Stately mid 19th-century edition of the Arabian Nights translated from the original Arabic by English orientalist Edward William Lane. This edition is richly illustrated with ornamental title pages and hundreds of captivating vignettes engraved after original designs by William Harvey. In his preface, Lane is openly critical of the standard translation by Antoine Galland. He asserts that 'Galland has perverted the work' by glossing over important details misrepresenting Arabic culture to such an extent that the Arabian Nights have become a pseudo-ethnology of the Middle East. Lane stresses that many of the stories are set in distant lands such as Persia, India and China, yet the characters continue to act and dress in an Arabic fashion. Personal experience forms the basis of Lane's confidence as a translator: 'Convinced of the truth of this assertion, I consider myself possessed of the chief qualifications for the proper accomplishment of my present undertaking, for having lived several years in Cairo, associating almost exclusively with Arabs, speaking their language, conforming to their general habits with the most scrupulous exactitude, and received into their society on terms of perfect equality…Cairo is the city in which Arabian manners now exist in the most refined state; and such I believe to have been the case when the present work was composed.' Lane was one of the pre-eminent orientalists of Victorian England, his monumental Arabic-English Lexicon remained a standard work well into the twentieth-century and his account of Cairo life titled The Modern Egyptians was a bestseller. Although he ameliorated the more erotic aspects of the Arabian Nights, Lane's translation was the most faithful to date and remained popular until challenged by the considerably racier version by Sir Richard Burton privately published in 1885.

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        Forest Scene on the Tobihanna; Alleghany Mountains

      Paris, Coblenz and London 1839 - This beautiful tranquil scene was sketched by Bodmer during the carriage trip from Bethlehem to Mauch Chunk. Leaving on the 23 August 1832 they passed the Delaware Water Gap in the afternoon arriving at Dutotsburgh that evening. They explored the area the following day before leaving on the morning of the 25th, arriving at Sach's public house that evening. The present view is from a sketch that Bodmer made on the afternoon of the 27 August, Maximilian noted in his journal that the artist waded backwards and forwards across the stream until he found exactly the right spot from which to sketch the bridge. The travellers subsequently continued on their journey, reaching Mauch Chunk on the evening of 30 August. 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. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by L. Weber after Bodmer. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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