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        Les cent et un Robert Macaire. Composes et dessines par H. Daumier sur les idees et legendes de Ch. Philipon. Paris Aubert 1840. 4°. Mit 101 lith. Tafeln nach Daumier. Hldr. d. Zt. mit reicher Rverg.

      . . Vgl. Vicaire I, 31 u. VI, 572.- Neue Ausgabe mit den verkleinerten und seitenverkehrten Lithographien (nach der Ausgabe von 1839). Unter den Karikaturen zahlreiche Berufsdarstellungen, darunter Anwalt, Apotheker, Bankier, Chirurg, Dirigent, Notar, Zahnarzt etc.- Leicht gebräunt u.stockfleckig, hübsch gebunden.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Johannes Müller]
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        Hindernisrennen, 4 Blatt, "The First Steeple-Chace on Record" - 1. "Ipswich, the Watering-place behind the Barracks" 2. "The large fild near Biles's Corner" - 3. The last field near Nacton Heath" - 4. Nacton Church and Village".

      . kol. Aquatinten v. J. Harris n. H. Alken b. Ben. Brooks, 1839, 27 x 36,4 (je Abb.) Blattgr. 43,7 x 49,1 cm. Die komplette Folge in dezentem, zum Teil kräftigem Kolorit. Auf festem Velin gedruckt. Im Rand etwas fleckig und angestaubt. Unter dem typographischen Text unten : Vide "The Sporting Review" - No.1. Jan. 1839". - Dekorativ.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Antiquities of

      London - Ackermann & Co 1839 - %0D%0AA scarce first edition of this collection of illustrated plates of picturesque scenes of Chester. %0D%0AIncludes an autographedletter dated to 1839from the author requesting the recipient'spermission to include their name in the dedication of the book and suggesting that this book is a specimen copy sent for their review before publishing. %0D%0ATwenty Illustrated plates and three loose illustrations cut from a book on old England. %0D%0AJohn Skinner Prout also produced illustrated works of Sydney, Australia where he lived forfour yearsand Picturesque Antiquities of Bristol which is referenced in the letter. He is the nephew of the famous Samuel Prout, a master of British watercolour, architectural painting. %0D%0AScenes depicted in the illustrations include, The Ladye Chapel, The Cloisters, The Falcon Inn, The Old Palace at Watergate and the entrance to the water toweron the Walls. %0D%0ACondition: %0D%0AIn a morocco binding with cloth covered boards and blindstamped detailing to boards. Externally, sound with marks to boards and bumping to corners. Backstrip lifting with close tears and loss. Rubbing to spine and bumping to edges of rear board. Internally, firmly bound with foxing to first and last couple of pages and light foxing to edges ofplates. Overall: GOOD. %0D%0A [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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        Piazetta Venice

      Venezia 1839 - Veduta della piazzetta, animata da personaggi. Coloritura coeva. Alcuni restauri mm 272x385

      [Bookseller: Sergio Trippini]
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        Gründliche Unterweisung in der neuesten Conditorei. Ein Handbuch für Conditoren und Frauen.

      Schorndorf, Mayer 1839.. Mit 18 lithograph. Tafeln auf 10 Blättern. VI, 189 S., 1 Bl. Pappband d. Zt.. Ãœber KVK nur ein Nachweis in der Württembergischen Landesbibliothek (mit Datierung 1840); Weiss 2483 kennt den Titel offensichtlich nur aus einem alten Buchhandelskatalog. - Ãœber die Herstellung von Bonbons, Torten, Gebäck, Getränken etc. Die Tafeln zeigen Aufsätze, Tortenverzierungen und auch Utensilien zur Herstellung. - Etwas berieben und bestoßen. Bezug am oberen Rückenende mit Fehlstelle. Teils stärker stockfleckig und gebräunt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        EVERY MAN HIS OWN BUTLER.

      London, Whittaker and Co., 1839.FIRST EDITION 1839, 12mo, approximately 170 x 105 mm, 6½ x 4 inches, vignette on title page, pages: xvi, 200, in original publisher's fine ribbed brown cloth, blind ruled border to covers, gilt vignette and title to centre of upper cover, spine plain, pale yellow endpapers. Binding repaired, worn and discoloured, head and tail of spine worn with slight loss of cloth, hinges rubbed and partly split, 2 small dark stains to upper cover, corners slightly bumped, neat name and "Rifle Brigade" on front pastedown, armorial bookplate of Charles Wintle on front endpaper, small light crease to top corner of title page, a couple of pale fox spots on the same, small pale stain to 1 lower corner, a few tiny margin ink marks on the list of Wine Sayings of my Uncle, pages 191 - 195, otherwise contents clean. A good copy only. The book covers: Buying Wine; Portuguese, Spanish and Hungarian; German; French; South African; Choice of a Cellar; Wine Making; Brandy; Adulteration and Measures; Consumption. Gabler, Wine into Words, page 221, G33920. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        Voyages et Aventures de Laperouse

      Tours: Mame, 1839. Small octavo, engraved title, frontispiece and two other plates; a few spots but an attractive copy in an early dark roan prize binding embossed in blind and gilt, bookplates removed from the endpapers. Attractive copy of the rare first edition of this early children's book relating the voyages and adventures of La Pérouse. The three plates and the vignette on the engraved title-page are by Gouget, and are striking examples of reducing the essential details of larger format scenes to this smaller size. The frontispiece shows the infamous loss of the cutter in the tidal current at the Port des Français (now Lituya Bay, Alaska), the second plate shows the French officers being greeted by the Spanish missionaries of Monterey, and the third is a graphic scene of the death of Captain Langle and eleven sailors at the Samoan island Maouna. The vignette shows the monument to La Pérouse that was erected on Vanikoro by Dumont d'Urville in 1828. Ferguson initially recorded only an 1844 edition of this work (see 3931), but copies of this scarce first edition are now known in the Mitchell Library and the National Library of Australia. However, while later editions appear to be reasonably common, this genuine first is scarce.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        La Science Populaire... Voyage de La Perouse autour de monde

      Paris: Jules Renouard, 1839. Duodecimo, unopened and untrimmed, some foxing (more noticeable on some gatherings); very good in the original printed wrappers, a few chips and stains but rather good. I, Claudius. Charming account of the La Pérouse voyage for children, with notice of the later discoveries relating to the great French mariner, including chapters on d'Entrecasteaux, Dumont d'Urville and Peter Dillon. These concluding sections concentrate on the wrecks at Vanikoro and the monument erected there by Dumont d'Urville, with the final section describing the tragic irony of the fact that d'Entrecasteaux had sailed past Vanikoro in May 1793. This work was published by Charles-Claude Ruelle under the pseudonym "Claudius" as part of a longer series of occasional works on all manner of subjects, with separate volumes on for example Columbus, Drake, and Ross, but also on subjects such as electricity, science, the Bible, and French history. This La Pérouse volume seems to be quite uncommon; it is not noted in Forbes' bibliography.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Beaver Hut on the Missouri

      Paris, Coblenz and London 1839 - Bodmer here pictures beavers and their lodge seen on 17 July 1833 whilst the party made their way from Fort Union up the Missouri River to Fort McKenzie. As there was no steamboat traffic beyond Fort Union they traveled aboard the keelboat Flora. The Flora made her way by sail, oar or man-hauling through low waters, swift currents, rain and clouds of mosquitoes during this first part of the journey. 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 Salath? after Bodmer, blindstamp.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        California: A History of Upper and Lower California From Their First Discovery to the Present Time, Comprising an Account of the Climate, Soil, Natural Productions, Agriculture, Commerce, etc. with an Appendix Relating to Steam Navigation in the Pacific.

      Smith, Elder and Co., London 1839 - First edition. Octavo. Xvi; 352pp; errata slip at page 339. In original green blind stamped cloth with gilt spine titles. With 10 full-page plates, including frontis portrait and folding map of California. The covers show minor edge wear and a bit of fading; corners slightly bumped; text clean, but for some minor occasional foxing. The plates include views of Monterey Bay, San Francisco Harbor, San Carlos Mission, Santa Barbara, and cultural scenes. The map shows California north and south, Mexico, Texas, Florida, and most of the western U.S. It has inserts of Bodega Bay, San Francisco Harbor, San Diego, Monterey, Santa Barbara and San Gabriel, specifically produced for this book. "First book in the English language devoted exclusively to California and of permanent value on its Indians and early missions." (Howes F242) (Cowan p. 217). Overall, very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Review of Mr. Lyell's "Elements of Geology;" with Observations on the Progress of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. From the Edinburgh Review, No. 140 (July 1839), Vol. LXIX. pp. 406-466

      Woodcuts in the text. 62 pp. 8vo, cont. half-sheep & cloth (rebacked & recased). N.p.: 1839. First separate edition of Fitton's important review, and a presentation copy, inscribed to "Sir. John F.W. Herschel Bart. from Wm. H. Fitton" on the title and containing a series of corrections, deletions, and annotations in the author's hand. Fitton (1780-1861), one of the leading British geologists of the day, contributed a long series of reviews of geological and medical books for the Edinburgh Review; these reviews were admired for their elegance and acknowledged as having a considerable influence on his contemporaries. The present one is amongst his most important. Fitton was an intimate of Herschel and strongly supported him in opposition to the Duke of Sussex for the chair of the Royal Society. With the Herschel Library stamp at Collingwood. Bookplate of Dr. Sydney Ross. ❧ ODNB. D.S.B., V, pp. 13-15. Geikie, The Founders of Geology, pp. 239, 328, 331, 394, and 397. .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        EXPOSICION ELEVADA A S.M. REINA GOBERNADORA POR LA DIPUTACION PROVINCIAL DE BARCELONA

      . Zustand: Muy Bien Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa blanda. Barcelona. Imprenta de Antonio Bergnes. 1839. Rustica. 87Pag+9 Desplegables. 22x14. La Obra tambien contiene datos que han servido de base dictamenes y acuerdos que han precedido al repartimiento de 2500000 rs. Mensuales hecho a las provincias de Barcelona, Gerona, Lerida y Tarragona para cubrir el deficit que resulta del presupuesto. Curiosissimo Ejemplar muy bien documentado. Ref 5.7 Biblioteca A.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        Arrabida.

      Scenery of Portugal & Spain. P&D. COLNAGHI & CO. PALL MALL, East. ACKERMANN & CO. STRAND. 1839 - Size: 410 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: 'The Mountain of Arrabida, in Estremadura, is distant on the Coast, 10 or 12 miles west from Setubal. The Franciscan Convent - a curious assemblage of buildings, with many isolated chapels, and a large Hospitium lies in a sheltered spot, remarkable for the luxuriance of the vegetation. The greater part of the mountain is a thick shrubbery of Arbutus, Bay, Laurestine, Balm of Gilead, Myrtle & other Evergreens, mixed with Honeysuckle, and a variety of bulbous plants.' Engraved by HAGHE, L.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        SKETCHES IN FRANCE, SWITZERLAND and ITALY.

      London, Charles Hullmandel for Hodgson and Graves, no date, (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.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        Lithographische Ansicht von Sintra: Vista de Cintra tirada da estrada das Murtas.

      Lisboa, Imprensa Nacional, 1839.. Original-Lithographie aus der Zeitschrift "O Mosaico", Jahrgang 1839. Blatt im Rand etwas stockfleckig. Blattgröße: 25,5 x 17,5 cm, Bildgröße: 21,7 x 13,5 cm.. Seltene und frühe lithographische Ansicht von Sintra bei Lissabon, gezeichnet von Legrand und gedruckt in der Lithographischen Anstalt Manuel Luiz "R. Nova dos Martyres N° 12". Die noch heute identisch sichtbare Ansicht von Sintra ist von der Estrada das Murtas immer noch einsehbar. Auch heute noch kann man von der Estrada das Murtas aus, hinter den hoch aufragenden Küchenkaminen des Palacio Nacional, den in der Ferne liegenden Atlantik erkennen.

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Christine Laist]
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        Plan und Profil der projectirten Hamburg-Bergedorfer Eisenbahn. Das Nivellement von George Giles. 4 lithographische Pläne.

      Hamburg, Ch.Fuchs, Juni 1839.. Qu.-Gr.-Fol. (ca. 44 x 66 cm), der bedruckte Vorderdeckel lose, etwas fleckig, sehr stark knitterig und mit einigen Randläsuren, der Hinterdeckel fehlt). Die Heftung etwas gelockert. Das lithographische Titelblatt mit einigen Wasserflecken in den Rändern. Die erste große Arbeit, die der englische Ingenieurs William Lindley (1808-1900), für Hamburg geleistet hat, war der Bau der Hamburg-Bergedorfer Eisenbahnlinie, die direkt vor dem Großen Brand 1842 fertiggestellt wurde. Die Pläne sind im Maßstab 1:10000 ausgeführt..

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Heinz Tessin]
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        Souvenirs d'un aveugle. Voyage autour du monde

      Paris: Hortet et Ozanne, 1839-, 1840. Five volumes, octavo, with 75 lithograph plates; an unusually good set in original quarter dark green morocco, flat spines ornately gilt. Complete set with the scarce hunting volume. A fine set of the substantially changed version of Arago's classic voyage account, now complete in this edition with the fifth, supplementary volume Chasses - Drame, a selection of further illustrated reminiscences that had not appeared in other versions. It contains descriptions of hunting experiences during the voyage, including a 14-page description of a kangaroo hunt in New South Wales. This additional volume is scarce, and its existence is not noted by either Ferguson or Forbes.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Le Daguerreotype

      Paris: Bachelier, 1839. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. First Edition. [4], 903, [1-errata] pages. 3/4 cloth over marbled boards. Exlibrary, properly deaccessioned (occasional stamp, library bookplate on front pastedown endpaper). Binding is sound, noting chipping to the cloth at the outer hinges and corners. Uniform browning internally, paper still supple. Housed in a custom case with leather spine, raised bands and gilt lettering. Contains 'Le Daguerreotype', the first real public announcement of Daguerre's historic photographic process. Horblit 21b (One Hundred Books Famous in Science) notes it is the 'First disclosure of Daguerre's process'. 'Arago ... made a brief announcement on Daguerre's process in the Chamber on 7 January 1839, and in the following August printed [ as offered here ] the full text of his report thereon made to a joint session of the Chamber of Deputies and the Academy of Sciences.' (PMM 318). We offer the entire volume 9, July to December 1839, which also includes additional articles. Le Daguerreotype is found on pages 250-267. Hard Cover.

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Wallis's Guide For Strangers Through London, 1843.

      1839 - London, 1843. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen as issued, total 550 x 660mm. An early Victorian map of central London detailing the streets named, with an extensive key of buildings and streets linked to lettered squares on the map. It extends from Hyde Park to Regent's Park, Islington, Whitechapel, Elephant & Castle and Knightsbridge. This state has the planned Hungerford Suspension Bridge, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and opened in 1845, marked in outline. HOWGEGO: No. 301, state 10.

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        HISTOIRE DE LA REVOLUTION FRANCAISE Complet en 10 Volumes ILLUSTRES 1839

      Furne 1839 - HISTOIRE DE LA REVOLUTION FRANCAISE  1788 - 1799 Par Adolphe THIERS EDITIONS FURNE, 1839 COMPLET EN 10 VOLUMES FORMAT IN-8, BROCHES TOME 1: L?ASSEMBLEE CONSTITUANTE 1789-1791 . XX + 395 pages TOME 2: L?ASSEMBLEE LEGISLATIVE 1791- 1792 . 479 pages TOME 3: LA CONVENTION NATIONALE 1792- 1793 . 399 pages TOME 4: LA CONVENTION NATIONALE 1793 . 413 pages TOME 5: LA CONVENTION NATIONALE 1793- 1794 . 419 pages TOME 6: LA CONVENTION NATIONALE 1794 . 399 pages TOME 7: LA CONVENTION NATIONALE 1794- 1795 . 391 pages TOME 8: LE DIRECTOIRE 1795- 1796 . 437 pages TOME 9: LE DIRECTOIRE 1797- 1798 . 427 pages TOME 10: LE DIRECTOIRE 1798- 1799 . 452 pages ILLUSTRE DE 48 BELLES GRAVURES SUR ACIER HORS-TEXTE REPRESENTANT LES PRINCIPAUX PERSONNAGES ET LES EPISODES CELEBRES DE L?HISTOIRE DE LA REVOLUTION « Je me propose d?écrire l?histoire d?une révolution mémorable, qui a profondément agité les hommes, et qui les divise encore aujourd?hui. Je ne me dissimule pas les difficultés de l?entreprise, car des passions que l?on croyait étouffées se réveillent sans cesse. Des hommes accablés d?ans et de travaux ont senti renaître en eux des ressentiments qui paraissaient apaisés, et nous les ont communiqués, à nous, leurs fils et leurs héritiers. Mais si nous avons à soutenir la même cause, nous n?avons pas à défendre leur conduite, et nous pouvons séparer la liberté de ceux qui l?ont bien ou mal servie, tandis que nous avons l?avantage d?avoir entendu et observé ces vieillards, qui, tout pleins encore de leurs souvenirs, tout agités de leurs impressions, nous révèlent l?esprit et le caractère des partis, et nous apprennent à les comprendre. Peut-être le moment ou les acteurs vont expirer est-il le plus propre à écrire l?histoire: on peut recueillir leur témoignage sans partager toutes leurs passions. Dès lors je n?ai pu m?irriter; j?ai plaint les combattants, et je me suis dédommagé en adorant les âmes généreuses ». A.THIERS. « C?est THIERS , disait AULARD, qui fit entrer la Révolution dans le domaine public. Ce que voulut établir THIERS ce fut l?affirmation que la bourgeoisie était responsable de toute l??uvre positive de la Révolution. Il exclut la foule, la « multitude » qui avait dénaturé cette ?uvre. Mais la bourgeoisie de THIERS c?est la petite bourgeoisie à laquelle il appartenait originellement et c?est ce qui explique, avec le génie de simplicité réductrice de l?auteur, le grand et durable succès de son ouvrage qui séduisait tous ceux qui se jugeaient menacés par un retour possible de l?Ancien Régime, ces « fils de la Révolution », artisans, boutiquiers, petits propriétaires, héritiers du « peuple » de l?An II, attachés aux conquêtes révolutionnaires. »     COMPLETE DE SES 48 BELLES GRAVURES SUR ACIER HORS-TEXTE ET DE SA CARTE DEPLIANTE HORS-TEXTE. IMPRESSION SUR PAPIER CHIFFON . BON ETAT TRES DOCUMENTE et CIRCONSTANCIE, NON REEDITE en francais a l'heure actuelle LE PRIX EST POUR LA SERIE COMPLETE des 10 VOLUMES POSSIBILITE de PAIEMENT en PLUSIEURS FOIS SANS FRAIS : ME CONSULTER [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        DOGS. (Mammalia volumes one and two of Jardine The Naturalists Library).

      Edinburgh. Lizars. -1840 1839 - 2 volumes 12mo 7 x 4 1/2 inches, attractively leather bound in recent half green calf. 2 volumes of Dogs, with text, 2 vignette titles, 2 engraved frontispieces, 5 plain engraved plates and 66 HAND COLOURED PLATES. Complete and in reasonable condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978]
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        The Land of Promise...South Australia...by One Who Is Going

      London: Smith, Elder and Co, 1839. Octavo, folding frontispiece map, table and plan of Adelaide, and four engraved plates; a few spots affect the cloth yet fine overall. With a Westall view. An early immigrant's guide to South Australia featuring an engraved plate after William Westall's famous study of Aboriginal nomads, and another depicting Encounter Bay after a sketch by Captain Pearson. In total The Land of Promise contains four handsome engraved plates, including two derived from the work of Captain William Light. The plate after Westall is titled "Port Lincoln" and is based closely on the original engraving in Flinders' Voyage to Terra Australis, depicting an Aboriginal group tending their fire in the foreground with detail of a bark shelter. At the age of 19 Westall was appointed official artist under Flinders on the Investigator. Of additional interest to collectors of both Flinders and South Australian material generally is the "View of Encounter Bay with the Fisheries", the location so named after the famous meeting between Flinders and Baudin. This finely engraved landscape study looks down upon the whaling huts and facilities clustered along the beach while three large ships (presumably whalers) seek shelter in the bay itself. This copy is beautifully preserved in the original publishers green cloth, with a gilt stamped ornament of two kangaroos adorning the front board.

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        AN INQUIRY INTO THE CONDITION AND PROSPECTS OF THE AFRICAN RACE IN THE UNITED STATES: And the Means of Bettering Its Fortunes

      Philadelphia:: Haswell, Barrington, and Haswell,. 1839. First edition. "Indignantly frown upon the first dawning of every attempt to alien any portion of our country from the rest."--George Washington (from the title page). Patterned cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Columbia University bookplate on front pastedown; call numbers pencilled on copyright page and inked along inner margin of contents page. Expert repair to spine ends where cloth had chipped and frayed, making this a very good to near fine copy with pages only lightly foxed.

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        Voyage autour du Monde entrepris par ordre du Gouvernement sur la Corvette La Coquille; par P. Lesson, Membre correspondant de l'Institut

      Paris: P. Pourrat Frères, 1839. Four volumes, octavo, with 42 engravings (portrait, two title-pages, over 20 views, costumes, objects and tools, and coastal profiles as well as 19 coloured engravings of birds and mammals); in a most attractive modern French binding of quarter red calf with glazed green sides, housed in a matching slipcase with leather edges. First edition: the deluxe issue with the natural history plates in colour, including illustrations of the lyre bird, wombat, platypus, opossum, kangaroo and various parrots. Lesson was the naturalist and doctor of the Coquille on Duperrey's voyage around the world: his narrative account is of special interest as this and his Voyage médical were the only separate descriptions to be published of the voyage as the official history was never completed. Otherwise only the "Observations personelles" of Dumont d'Urville, an officer on the voyage, appeared (in volume III of the Astrolabe voyage). 'This voyage of 1822-25, commanded by Duperrey, largely scientific in purpose, called at Brazil and the Falkland Islands, and then rounded Cape Horn and sailed along the coast visiting Concepcion, Callao, and Payta. Heading towards the Tuamotu Archipelago, Duperrey discovered Clermont Tonnerre (Reao) and then went on to Tahiti. In June 1823, the 'Coquille' sailed for Port Jackson via Tonga, the Santa Cruz Island, New Britain, New Ireland, and the Moluccas. 1824 saw Duperrey in the Bay of Islands at New Zealand. Next, he sailed to Rotuma, the Gilberts, the Carolines, New Guinea and Java before making his way home. 'The expedition achieved notable scientific results and corrections in maps, much meteorological data, and many rock samples and botanical specimens were brought back. Lesson was the naturalist of this expedition, and his account of the voyage supplies the details which Duperrey failed to publish…' (Hill catalogue).

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

      Falaise, 1839. <p>Brébisson, Louis Alphonse de (1798-1872). A.L.s. in French to Pierre Hippolyte Boutigny (1798-1884), accompanied by watercolor drawing of Hygrocrocis arsenici. Falaise, 29 October 1839. 3pp. plus address. 196 x 161 mm.; drawing measures 77 x 121 mm. Mounted.</p><p>Brébisson was one of the first botanists to discover microscopic algae, on which he published several works. He was the author of Flore de la Normandie (1836 and later editions), and contributed to the monumental Flore générale de France (1828-29). Brébisson also made important contributions to the development of photography: he pioneered the art of photography in Normandy, was one of the first in France to use collodion negatives, and in 1849 built a camera adapted for use with a microscope, which he employed in his scientific researches. "His work on microscopic seaweeds and diatoms stimulated further research, and was still being cited at the end of the century" (Frizot, A New History of Photography, p. 276).</p><p>Brébisson&#39;s letter, written to a professor of chemistry in Evreux, reads as follows:</p><p>Monsieur,</p><p>Sans une absence de quelques jours que je viens de faire, je n&#39;aurais pas été aussi longtemps à vous accuser réception de votre lettre et de l&#39;algue intéressante qu&#39;elle renfermait, production qui a pour moi le plus grand intérêt comme ses congénères et dont je vous remercie beaucoup.</p><p>Je veux aussi vous dire combien l&#39;annonce de jouir quelquefois de votre instructive correspondance a de prix pour moi et veuillez croire combien je mettrai toujours d&#39;empressement à mériter vos communications.</p><p>Je ne vous ai point effacé sur la lutte de nos confrères par que la délivrance de nos mémoires n&#39;est point une condition imposée, mais facultative. Vous devriez bien, au contraire, nous faire cadeau de quelques unes de vos fréquentes et précieuses observations et pour vous montrer que nous sommes sans rancune, je vous promets insertion dans nos bulletins et vous assure d&#39;avance de notre reconnaissance.</p><p>Votre hygrocrocis est, comme tous les autres, formé de filamens qui, dans chaque espèce, présentent des formes toujours un peu différentes selon les milieux dans lesquels ils se sont développés. Mais, par conséquent, il sera très difficile de limiter les espèces que l&#39;on peut pour ainsi dire, faire à volonté. Je viens d&#39;en trouver un très beau dans l&#39;eau de laitue. Quant aux vôtre, de substances mélangés, son nom ne peut être réduit à l&#39;expression d&#39;un simple origine, permettez-moi donc de lui donner le nom de son inventeur et le placer dans mon herbier sous le nom d&#39;Hygrocrocis Boutignyana.</p><p>Je ne connais pas M. Gilgencrantz, mais desqu&#39;il est votre ami et Algologue, je serais charmé d&#39;avoir des rapports avec lui et s&#39;il désirait de mes Algues dont un grand nombre sont nouvelles, je les lui communiquerais avec plaisir.</p><p>Agréez, Monsieur, l&#39;assurance de la parfaite considération avec laquelle j&#39;ai l&#39;honneur d&#39;être votre tout dévoué serviteur,</p><p>De Brébisson</p><p>In the letter Brébisson thanks Boutigny for sending him a species of algae (hygrocrocis), and expresses pleasure in their mutual correspondence. He describes Boutigny&#39;s specimen as being, "like all others, formed of filaments which, in each species, present themselves a little differently depending on the environments in which they developed." He proposes to put the specimen into his own herbarium under the name of Hygrocrocis boutignyana, after its discoverer. The letter is accompanied by a watercolor sketch of an alga, Hygrocrocis arsenici. </p>

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        Die Schlacht bei Merseburg.

      . Bleistift, Pinsel in Braun und Blau, auf bräunlichem festem Velin, Mitte unten von fremder Hand (?) bezeichnet "Schlacht bei Merseburg. A. Rethel". 24,7:36,1 cm. Verso: Halbfigurenstudie eines männlichen Aktes, der Kopf zeigt sich im verlorenem Profil nach links, der rechte Arm ist über den Kopf erhoben. Bleistift, Kohle, teils gewischt. In den Ecken Nagellöchlein. Am Rand links oben kleiner Einriß; insgesamt fleckig. Literatur: Vgl. Boetticher II, 19. Möglicherweise Vorstudie zu Rethels im Jahr 1839 entstandenes Werk "Schlacht gegen die Hunnen bei Merseburg". Etwas rechts aus dem Mittelpunkt gerückt ist König Heinrich I. mit der Heiligen Lanze zu sehen.. Nach Unterricht an der Aachener Zeichenschule von J.B.J. Bastine (1783-1844) besuchte Alfred Rethel 1829-1836 die Düsseldorfer Akademie und wurde u.a. Schüler von T. Hildebrandt (1804-1874), H. Kolbe (1771-1836) und W. Schadow (1788-1862), dessen Meisterschüler er in den letzten beiden Akademiejahren war. Vorbild war vor allem C.F. Lessings (1808-1880) Historienmalerei, der er sich ab 1836 nach seinem Umzug nach Frankfurt am Main am Städelschen Kunstinstitut bei Ph. Veit (1793-1877) besonders widmete. 1839 gewann er den Wettbewerb um die Ausmalung der Karlsfresken im Aachener Rathaus. Damit begann sein Lebenswerk, wenn auch wegen zunehmender geistiger Umnachtung seit 1853 sein künstlerisches Schaffen zum Erliegen kam. So vollendete er nur vier dieser Fresken alleine, für die übrigen benötigte er Hilfe. 1844-1845 und erneut 1852-1853 unternahm er Studienreisen nach Italien.

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        St. André, Chartres

      [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. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Conchological Manual

      London: G.B. Sowerby, 1839. Octavo, with 24 handcoloured engraved plates; early ownership inscriptions on the front pastedown and title-page; a little shaken, but very good in original cloth. First edition of this attractive and profusely colour-illustrated guide to shells. Shell-collecting was a most popular eighteenth- and nineteenth-century pastime. During the great era of voyaging, shells from exotic lands were eagerly sought by specialist collectors and by the genteel classes to fill the curiosity cabinets considered indispensable in the well-appointed home. Sowerby aimed this Manual at the serious conchologist and dilettante alike. In his introduction he claims that &#39;the study of shells&hellip; presents a fund of intellectual gratification, to many who cannot follow it beyond the cabinet and boudoir. They may examine, with admiration and moral improvement, the beautiful colouring and exquisite architecture of these wonders of the deep&hellip;&#39;. A number of the species included in the Manual are found in Australian or Pacific waters, including Aspergillum, Ilba found on Kangaroo Island, the Myochama from New South Wales, the Nautilus, and the Stomatia, all of which are illustrated. George Brettingham Sowerby junior was part of a remarkable family of natural history illustrators. His grandfather James was a botanical illustrator par excellence and illustrated, amongst a host of other works, J.E. Smith&#39;s Botany of New Holland (1793) and Shaw&#39;s Zoology of New Holland. His three sons followed in his footsteps, as did three grandsons and one great-grandson. George Brettingham junior took over the mantle of conchologist from his father, and in time passed it on to his son of the same name. He was described after his death as &#39;a mediocre naturalist, a shocking latinist, but an excellent draughtsman&#39;. He went on to produce a large body of work including the completion of a number of his father&#39;s projects, the most significant of which was the five-volume Thesaurus Conchyliorum, which took three generations of Sowerbys over forty-five years to complete.

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        Pachtüwa-Chtä. An Arrikkara Warrior

      Paris, Coblenz, and London 1839 - A fine powerful portrait of a proud successful warrior. Bodmer and Prince Maximilian were introduced to this member of the Arikara tribe by Mató-Tópe ( a Mandan chief) in March 1834 whilst they overwintered at Fort Clark. Pachtüwa-Chtä had been a member of a war party that had attacked and killed three traders near the Heart River in 1830. He stands, armed with a gunstock club with a painted metal blade, his head adorned with symbols of his prowess in battle. Although there were many reports of the Arikara (or Arikaree), their hostility towards the whites ensured that they were only rarely encountered by either Bodmer or Maximilian. In return for posing for his portrait Pachtüwa-Chtä asked for a picture of a bear against a forested background which he was probably going to employ as part of his personal medicine as an aid in either hunting or battle. 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 Talbot after Bodmer, blindstamp.

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        Autograph letter signed to Thomas J. Pettigrew

      Sevenoaks, 1839. <p>Crichton, Alexander (1763-1856). Autograph letter signed to Thomas J. Pettigrew (1791-1865). Sevenoaks, 4 July 1839. 1 page plus integral address leaf. 229 x 180 mm. Small lacuna where seal was broken, not affecting text, a few spots, but very good.</p><p>From British psychiatrist Alexander Crichton, author of <i>An Inquiry into the Nature and Origin of Mental Derangement </i>(2 vols., 1798), an important work on mental illness that "broke new ground in psychiatry in a number of ways . . . [combining] the latest philosophical ideas, that is psychological knowledge, with accumulated medical experience of mental disease, that is psychiatry, into a &#39;philosophy and pathology of the human mind&#39;" (Hunter & Macalpine, Three Hundred Years of Psychiatry p. 559). Crichton&#39;s treatise was the first in English to discuss forensic aspects of psychiatry; it also contained the earliest description of what is now known as ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder), and was the first to recognize aphasia as a "disturbance of memory" rather than a symptom of paralysis or insanity. Crichton&#39;s letter indicates that he intended to publish a third volume of his Mental Derangement, a project on which he was currently working. The letter reads as follows:</p><p>"You must really forgive me if I decline, at present, to send you my portrait. I hope to make the biography of your humble servt. more worthy of your learned and interesting work than it would be if published just now. I must finish the 3d vol. of my work on Mental Derangement before I can consent to be either cut up or immortalized, and if I live it will be finished this ensuing winter . . ."</p><p>The third volume of Crichton&#39;s Mental Derangement was never published.</p><p>The recipient of Crichton&#39;s letter was physician and antiquary Thomas J. Pettigrew, best known as the author of History of Egyptian Mummies (1834), the first authoritative work in English on the subject. In 1838 Pettigrew began publishing his Medical Portrait Gallery: Biographical Memoirs of the Most Celebrated Physicians, Surgeons, &c. &c., issued in monthly parts between 1838 and 1840. It would appear that Pettigrew had solicited Crichton for biographical material in connection with this project. Hunter & Macalpine, Three Hundred Years of Psychiatry 1535-1860, pp. 559-64. </p>

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        Piesn Ruskikh Volkslied der Russen hymne russe

      Schlesinger [PN S.2285] [1839], Berlin - ?First German Edition of the Russian Czarist National Anthem, "God Save the Czar!," here "Gott seides Herrschers Schutz!" This edition not located in OCLC, COPAC or Karlsruhe. "In 1833 Czar Nicholas I commanded Alexei Lvov, director of the Imperial court choir, to compose a Russian national anthem [to text by Vasili Zhukovskii (1783-1852)]." Fuld 5, pp. 480-481. The possible first edition, published in St. Petersburg, dates from ca. 1835. Fuld cites an orchestral score with chorus published in July 1839 with a higher plate number (2324) and a piano-vocal score (PN 2551) published in June 1840. The present edition would appear to pre-date the German editions listed by Fuld. Folio. [1] (title), 2-3 engraved music, [4] (blank) pp. Title with central emblem of a male head in profile on a shield draped with a cloak and adorned with spears, a sheaf of arrows and armor. Musical setting for voice and piano with an additional version for two pianos. Text in German and French. With contemporary signature to upper outer corner of title and small circular musicseller's stamp to lower margin. Small binder's holes to spine from early sewing; some very minor foxing. Agent's address to title: "Petersburg, Richter. Paris, M. Schlesinger. Moscou, Lehnhold," "Choix de Romances No. 182" to foot of page 2. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby containing a faithful Account of the Fortunes, Misfortunes, Uprisings, Downfallings, and complete Career of the Nickleby Family

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1839. Octavo, frontispiece portrait of Dickens by Finden after Maclise and 39 plates by Hablot K. Browns ("Phiz&#39;), plates foxed as usual; half black morocco, marbled edges and endpapers, spine decorated in gilt, no half-title, re-hinged. First edition, bound from parts. Of the two critical issue points "latter" at p. 160 is present, but at p. 123 the correction to "sister" has been effected. An early novel in Dickens&#39;s oeuvre, and the work with the most stylistic similarities with his first novel Pickwick Papers, it also continued his trademark and innovative use of the oppressed child as nexus of social criticism. With the bookplate of the Dickens collector B.W. Matz.

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        The Art of Deer-Stalking; illustrated by a narrative of a few days' sport in the Forest of Atholl, with some account of the Nature and Habits of Red Deer, and a short description of the Scotch Forests

      London: John Murray, 1839 - The second edition of "a famous book, showing how this fascinating sport was carried on with the aid of deerhounds before modern rifles were introduced. It seems a pity that such noble animals as Scotch deerhounds and Irish wolfhounds cannot now be put to their natural use"--Schwerdt A New Edition (second edition). 8vo. Illustrated by engravings and lithographs after paintings by Edwin and Charles Landseer and by the author. xix, [1, plates], [1]-440 pp. Printed by A. Spottiswoode, New- Street-Square. Bound in full brown gilt morocco, with original green cloth, bound in at back, t.e.g., by Tout. Bookplate of Sir David Salomons Bart. Broomhill, Tunbridge Wells. Minor fading, else very fine. Schwerdt II, pp. 154-5 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bei Kerzenschein betendes junges Mädchen, Halbfigur hinter einer Balustrade.

      . Aquarell und Pinsel in Grau, über Bleistift, auf gelblichem Velin, rechts unten signiert "C. Andreae". 13,4:10 cm. - Kleine Restaurierung in der linken unteren Ecke. Miniaturhaft ausgeführtes Aquarell, das vermutlich als Vorzeichnung für eine Illustration entstanden ist.. Andreae war 1839-1844 Schüler der Düsseldorfer Akademie bei C.F. Sohn (1805-1867) und W. von Schadow (1788-1862). Im Mai 1845 reiste er nach Italien (Rom, Neapel, Sorrent), wo er mit den Nazarenern P. Cornelius, F. Overbeck und E. von Steinle verkehrte. Durch Steinle lernte er die Wachs-Tempera-Technik für monumentale Wandmalerei kennen. 1848 kehrte Andreae nach Deutschland zurück, folgte Cornelius nach Berlin, wo sich seine Hoffnung zerschlug, dessen Mitarbeiter zu werden. Er verbrachte die nächsten Jahre wieder in Italien, bevor er sich 1853 in Berlin und 1857-1881 in Dresden niederließ. 1881 übernahm er das elterliche Gut Helenaberg bei Sinzig. Andreaes Werke zeichnen sich durch großen Schönheitssinn aus. Leichtigkeit in der Komposition und schnelle Schaffenskraft ermöglichten ihm während seines langen Lebens außergewöhnlich zahlreiche Werke hervorzubringen.

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        Meyer's Universum, oder Abbildung und Beschreibung des sehenswerthesten und merkwürdigsten der Natur und Kunst auf der gantzen Erde. Band 6.

      Hildburghausen und New York, Bibliographischen Institut, 1839.Oblong 8vo. Contemporary half calf. With steelengraved title-page and 47 steel-engraved views.* Fine views of Sweden, Spain, Germany, India, Himalaya, Bombay, Calcutta, Moskow, etc. - (Few blank margins sl. waterstained)Andres p.154.

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        Historique et Description Des Procédés Du Daguerréotype et Du Diorama, Par Daguerre, Peintre, Inventeur Du Diorama, Officier de la Légion-d'Honneur, membre de plusieurs Académies, etc. Nouvelle Edition, Corrigée, et Augmentée Du Portrait De l'Auteur.

      - 1839, Paris, Alphonse Giroux et Cie, Editeurs, rue du Coq-Saint-Honoré, N°7, où se fabriquent les Appareils; Et Chez les Principaux Libraires, Papetiers, Marchands d'Estampes et Opticiens. In8, 232 x 149 mm. Faux-titre, table des matières, portrait gravé de Daguerre, titre, 76p de texte, illustrées de 6 planches gravées hors texte. Seconde Edition (septembre 1839), couverture beige conservée dans une demi reliure veau blond, plats marbrés, titres dorés sur dos. Quelques traces de rousseurs, surtout en fin d'ouvrage. In8 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CORRESPONDENCE RELATING TO PERSIA AND AFGHANISTAN.

      London, J. Harrison & Son. 1839.FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM, 1839. 8vo, approximately 220 x 140 mm, 8¾ x 5 inches, pages: xi, 524, diced patterned cloth, crimson and green contrasting labels with gilt lettering to spine. Spine faded, slight wear to head and tail of spine and corners, very small crack to top of upper hinge, hinges rubbed, the gilt lettering on the green label mostly rubbed away, some occasional light foxing otherwise a very good copy. Originally published as Parliamentary Papers. First part has no number: Correspondence relating to Persia and Afghanistan; followed by No.1, Indian Papers, Copy of the treaty with Runjeet Sing and Shah Shooja - Ool - Moolk, concluded at Lahore, 26 June 1838; No.2, Indian Papers. Treaties; No.3, Indian Papers. Expedition of Shah Shooja - Ool - Moolk into Afghanistan, and treaty between the Shah and Runjeet Sing; No.4, Indian Papers. Correspondence relating to Afghanistan; No.5, Indian Papers. Correspondence relating to Afghanistan; No.6, Correspondence relating to Afghanistan; No.7, Indian Papers, correspondence relating to the occupation of Karrak; Unnumbered: Court of Directors of the East India company to the Governor - General of India, in Council. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Voiage and Travaile of Sir John Maundevile Which Treateth of the Way to Hierusalem; and of the Marvayles of Indie with Other Ilands and Countryes. [The Voyage and Travels of Sir John Mandeville]

      London Edward Lumley 1839. VG : in very good condition. Sm. mark to title page. Marbled eps and fore-edge Reprint Leather cover with raised bands and gilt emblem of the Northern Light Board to spine 230mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). xiv, xiii-xvii, vi-xii [misbound], 326pp. B/w frontis drawing and woodcut reproductions within the text. This 1839 edition comprised part of the collection of the Northern Heritage Light house Trust. It is based on the 1725 printed manuscript in the Cottonion Library, as indicated in the preface by J.O. Halliwell. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville described the travels of an English knight who left England c.1322 to journey throughout Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Persia, and Turkey. The Knight returned with fantastical stories of strange beasts, monsters and mythical creatures and of the strange islands that they inhabited. Interestingly, surprisingly accurate geographical descriptions are woven into Mandeville's stories and whimsy. The authorship of Mandeville's Travels remains unknown. Historians cannot decide whether the author was French or English, though generally agree that the book was originally composed in French. The character of Mandeville, was almost certainly fictitious.

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        Souvenirs d'un aveugle. Voyage autour du monde.

      Hortet et Ozanne, Paris 1839 - Four volumes, octavo, with 60 lithograph plates (six folding); a fine set in a most attractive later binding of quarter dark green morocco. The new version, with new title. A fine set of the substantially changed version of Arago's classic account of the French circumnavigation in the Uranie under the command of Louis de Freycinet, 'often incorrectly described as a later edition of Arago's Promenade? it is actually a different, more elaborate work?' (Hill). Arago was the official artist on the expedition, which spent considerable time in Hawaii as well as New South Wales and Western Australia; the plates here, all after Arago's own drawings made during the voyage, are especially interesting for western Australia, New South Wales, Hawaii and the islands of Micronesia. The eccentricity of both illustrations and narrative in Arago's account made it very popular, and it was of course within the budget of the normal reader (whereas the official narrative in its long series of volumes cost about a hundred times more). Much of the fourth volume deals with the expedition's visit to New South Wales, and there are nine fine lithographs of Aborigines, including detailed studies of hunting, rituals and bush dwellings. The visit to western Australia is dealt with in the first volume, with further illustrations. The major part of the third volume deals with Hawaii and is also extensively illustrated. The Hawaiian visit was made at a time crucial to the history of the islands, and some of the portraits and depictions of native customs are of considerable importance. By the time this version of his book reached the public, the remarkable Arago had lost his sight: hence the new title used for the work of Souvenirs d'un aveugle. In his moving opening note Arago observes that 'n'avoir rien vu, c'est n'avoir rien à regretter. On ne perd réellement qu'après avoir possédé? et j'ai tant perdu!'.

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