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        The Gift [First Appearance of William Wilson, 1839]

      Philadelphia: Carey & Hart, 1839 Philadelphia: Cary & Hart, 1839. First appearance of Poe's short story, "William Wilson", Pp. 229-253 in The Gift: A Christmas and New Year's Present for 1840. Whole volume offered. viii, [17]-328 pp. With 8 (of 9) steel-engraved plates. 7¼x4¾, original morocco elaborately tooled in gilt, all edges gilt. First appearance of this sort story later collected in Tales of the Grotesque (1840). BAL 16130. Light scuffing to spine ends and corners; foxing to plates and occasionally to text, lacking the frontispiece, a signature sprung, else very good. Bright gilt and leather. Poe's semi-autobiographical tale of a young man who encounters a mysterious identical twin - who even bears the narrator's name, William Wilson - while at boarding school. The bond that grows between the two, the narrator's eventual hatred of his twin, and the blurring of distinction between the pair was an early venture by Poe into psychology and philosophy, and manifested his growing sophistication as a writer. That Wilson shares Poe's day of birth - January 19th - and even his birth year (1809) in some later renderings (this first appearance has Wilson's birth year as 1811), that Wilson had a schoolmaster (as did Poe) named Bransby, and that much of Wilson's personal history reflects, at least qualitatively, much of Poe's, stands as evidence of intentional autobiographical treatment. This, in turn, led to much speculation that the story bears clues to the mental meandering of Poe's own mind - as, indeed, it might. Poe deemed William Wilson to be one of his "best tales", with seven others. (Quinn 430). L37n

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        Pteroglossus Regalis. Royal Aracari.

      London 1839 - A Monograph of the Ramphastidae (Family of Toucans) Among those who combined science and art to produce color plate books on natural history, John Gould was not only the most successful, but the most prolific. Without the advantages of wealth or formal education, he had achieved enough recognition in his chosen field to be taxidermist for King George IV at the age of 21. At 22 he was competitively chosen the first 'Curator Preserver' for the newly-established museum of the Zoological Society of London. His first book, 'A Century of Birds of the Himalaya Mountains', was published four years later. While working on his massive 'Birds of Europe', Gould made several trips to European museums to gather material for two specialized books, one on Toucans and another on Trogons. Those completed, he left for Australia where he not only depicted hundreds of known species but discovered 300 new species. His obituary, printed in 'Nature', said '.he has left behind him a series of works the like of which will probably never be seen again.' Gould continued to expand and correct his work on the Toucans. A revised edition was published in 1852-54, with a Supplement in 1885 for the original subscribers. The 'Toucans' is unique among Gould's books in one respect. It was the only major work translated into a foreign language; a German edition was published in 1841. Publication City: London Medium: Lithographs with original hand-coloring. Dimensions: Measuring 21 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches Date: 1834-1835

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        La Armería Real ou Collection des principales pièces de la galerie d'armes anciennes de Madrid / dessins de Gaspard Sensi ; texte de Achille Jubinal ; frontispices, lettres ornées, culs de lampe par Víctor Sansonetti ; gravures sur bois par Faxardo, sur pierre, sur cuivre, sur acier par el meilleurs artistes de Paris [Tomo I]

      - Paris : au bureau des anciennes Tapisseríes historiées, [1839?] Gran Folio ( 51 x 36 cm.) Anteportada., frontis., 1 h. 39 p., 40 láms. Encuadernación holandesa piel de época con dorados en el lomo.Regular estado, manchas de humedad. Año: 1839

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        The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1839. First Single Volume Print. Leather quarters, hardcovers. Good. H K Browne "Phiz". First edition. Xvi, 624 pp.

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        The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. With 39 illustrations by Phiz and portrait

      Chapman and Hall, London, 1839,, 1839. First Edition. First Issue with 'visiter' for 'sister', p.123, and 'latter' for 'letter', p.160. Octavo. Contemporary half green morocco with gilt raised bands and gilt titles to spine, green cloth boards, marbled end papers and edges. Upper outer joint repaired. Some browning to plates, although a little less than usual, with offsetting. A sound, handsome copy.

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        HISTORY AND GENERAL VIEWS OF THE SANDWICH ISLANDS' MISSION

      1839. DIBBLE, Rev. Sheldon. HISTORY AND GENERAL VIEWS OF THE SANDWICH ISLANDS' MISSION. New York: Taylor & Dodd, 1839. xii + 268 pp. 8vo., brown ribbed cloth stamped in gilt and blind. Some minor wear to corners, heel and crown, else remarkably clean and bright binding. Interior shows light to heavy foxing, occasional thumbing. Shallow chip to margins of p. 3-4, not affecting text. Includes accounts of the death of Kamehameha and the crowning of Liholiho, some Hawaiian language notes, successful and failed missions to other Polynesian islands.

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        Italian Peasants.

      [c.1839] Gouache and gum arabic on grey card. In an oval card mount. Approx. 25x20cm. On verso of mount are two labels laid on to brown paper: 'Italian Peasants, by W. Collins R.A. Presented by Lady Currie' and 'Mrs Moltino, Jany. 1910.William Collins, 1788-1847, father of the novelist William Wilkie Collins, was a highly popular landscape and genre painter. He was elected a Royal Academician in 1820. In the Autumn of 1836 Collins left Britain for Italy and remained there, immersing himself in study, until 1838. On his return to Britain he began a series of paintings depicting Italian life and it is likely that this striking image was created during this period.

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        A Diary In America, with Remarks On Its Institutions (6 volumes)

      First Edition All six volumes of this six volume matched set are frst editions of 1st and 2nd series and all are in very good+ or better condition in 3/4 leather (calf) and marbled paper covered boards with five raised bands on the spines with red and black leather title labels and gilt tooling in the compartments. The end sheets for each volume match the marbled paper on the covers of the books. All edges of the text blocks are gilt. Each volume is a small octavo measuring 7 3/4" by 5" with an early prior owner's book plate attached to the front paste down. The front hinge and joint to volume I of the first series (Part I) is weak with the front hinge reinforced with archival tape and the rear joint is showing wear, but remains tight. The spine is very slightly faded. Vol. II only shows wear to the leather at the head and heel of the spine and lower edges of the boards with very light wear to the joints. Vol. III shows only light rubbing to the front joint. Vol. I of the Second Series (Part II) shows only slight wear and rubbing to the front hinge and to the lower edges of the boards. Vol. II and III both show shallow wear to the leather at the head and heel of the spines and to the lower edges of the boards and light wear to the front joints. Pasted to the second free end page is a clipped signature of Frederick Marryat. With an errata page for Vol. I appearing at the rear of Vol. III. Vol. II of the Second Series has the fold-out map of "Aboriginal America" upon which are noted the various Native American tribes within their respective geographical areas. This map is followed by a second fold-out map of central Florida showing the seat of hostilities with Seminole Indians and the United States. By the time of his visit and tour of America and Canada in 1837 through 1838, Captain Marryat had already attained the status of an accomplished novelist in Great Britain. He published his notes, diary and comments on his travels shortly after returning to England. His characterizations of Americans their institutions and his remarks were hardly complimentary. Both Series I and Series II are considered "scarce" by Howes. (Howes, M-300 & M-301; Clark, Travels in the Old South, III:204)Our code number = TB26697

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        A Treatise on the Diseases of the Heart and Great Vessels, and on the Affections Which May be Mistaken for Them: Comprising the Author's View of the Physiology of the Heart's Action and Sounds, as Demonstrated by His Exp

      London John Churchill 1839. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed, scuffed and edge worn. Rear inner hinge cracked. Contents firm. Browning to prelims and occasional scattered browning throughout. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons Third Edition, Corrected and Greatly Improved Half leather marbled board cover 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). xxxv, 639pp. Engraved plates comprising 22 figures. '.. in 1830, and on the Sounds in 1834-5.'.

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        History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, The. [Complete in 4 Volumes]

      George Virtue; London. 1839 - Good-. Contemporaneous maroon half morocco and marbled boards. Edge-worn and with a little splitting to joints at heads and tails of spines. Rear boards of Vol. III and IV detached and readhered with flexi-bind. Mild foxing. Vol. I is lacking frontispiece and has a closed opening tear to fold-out map, which is reparied with filmoplast. Missing plan of the city to p.1, Vol. III. Also there is a small blue spot and a couple of marks to p.157 and the opposing plate in Vol. III, all as pictured. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Plate 13 - Washington Sea Eagle

      New York and Philadelphia 1839 - John James Audubon Selection from Birds of America, From Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories, octavo ed. New York and Philadelphia: J. J. Audubon and J. B. Chevalier, 1839-44. Hand-colored lithographs 10” x 6 1/2”

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        Encampment of the Travellers on the Missouri [Vig. 23]

      Paris, Coblenz and London: [1839-1842]. Hand-coloured engraving by Outhwaite after Bodmer, blindstamp. 10 1/2 x 14 inches. 12 3/16 x 17 3/4 inches. During the traveller's journey back down the Missouri River from Fort Union to Fort Clark (30 October to 8 November 1833) they were forced to occasionally bivouac on the bank side. Here as night falls the majority of the party is gathered round the fire, both for warmth and in anticipation of a hot meal: pipes are smoked and the day's events discussed. One of the party makes some final adjustments to the coverings for the cargo, whilst a single man stands watch out over the river. 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.

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        A Treatise on the Diseases of the Heart and Great Vessels, and on the Affections Which May be Mistaken for Them: Comprising the Author's View of the Physiology of the Heart's Action and Sounds, as Demonstrated by His Experiments on the Motions and Sounds

      John Churchill, London 1839 - xxxv, 639pp. Engraved plates comprising 22 figures. '. in 1830, and on the Sounds in 1834-5.'. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed, scuffed and edge worn. Rear inner hinge cracked. Contents firm. Browning to prelims and occasional scattered browning throughout. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons Half leather marbled board cover Third Edition, Corrected and Greatly Improved [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1839. With illustrations by Phiz. Octavo (216 × 131 mm). Original publisher's presentation binding of green morocco, titles and raised bands to spine gilt, boards bordered with blind rules, all edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece after D. Maclise and 39 plates by Phiz. Gift inscription to half title. Spine somewhat rolled and darkened, extremities lightly rubbed, some spots and marginal tanning to plates, minor spots and soiling to end leaves, but a very good copy indeed. First edition, first issue, of Dickens's third novel, in the publisher's presentation binding. Nicholas Nickleby was originally issued in monthly parts, and when the serialisation was completed, issued as a book in cloth. The publishers also had a small number of copies bound up in full morocco, as here. It is likely that these were never offered for sale and were used by either author or publisher for presentation. Certainly, a domestic census of copies inscribed by Dickens on publication show them all to be in this binding. It is significantly rarer than either the cloth or parts issue. Following on from the success of Pickwick Papers and Oliver Twist, it owes much to the author's admiration of the eighteenth-century novels of Smollett and Fielding. Nickleby also marks a development in Dickens's narrative style, and can be considered the first of his "romances", whereby he has imbued his characters with an emotional sensibility that is not sentimental, nor is it at the expense of realism.

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        Milan." Dom mit Domplatz und reicher Staffage

      Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Samuel Prout aus "Sketches in France, Switzerland and Italy" 1839. 28.5x40.5 cm. - Abbey, Travel 34, 23 -

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        Histoire des Ducs de Bourgogne de Ia maison de Valois (1364/1477).

      Delloye/Dufey/Le Normant 1839 - Paris, Delloye/Dufey/Le Normant, 1839 12 vol. in 8 de 420pp., 430pp., 418pp., 434pp., 432pp., 439pp., 413pp., 418pp., 448pp., 448pp., 446pp., 465pp., 104 vignettes hors texte; gravées sur bois et tirées sur papier de chine. 16 plans et cartes hors texte, la plupart dépliants, reliures dos en veau fauve de l'époque, dos et filets dorés et à froid, filets noirs, pièces de titre de maroquin rouge, pièces de tomaison de maroquin vert, titre doré, rousseurs éparses habituelles, bel exemplaire. En faisant état non seulement de documents et d'ouvrages historiques, mais aussi de mémoires et d'oeuvres poétiques, l'auteur a rédigé une chronique vivante et brillante, où il se montre plutôt chroniqueur qu'historien, et où il se contente de présenter les faits sous leur aspect pittoresque et parfois anecdotique au lieu d'en discuter la portée historique, néanmoins cet ouvrage est tres important par la somme des anecdotes historiques et par le contenu des nombreuses informations. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Marburg." Blick auf die Stadt von der Augustenruhe mit Fernsicht ins Lahntal

      Stahlstich von Frommel und Winkles nach Georg Stietz 1839. 32.5x45 cm. - Müller, Marburg 93 - Im Vordergrund Studenten am Obelisken auf der Augustenruhe. Die dekorative große Ansicht. Exemplar in bestem Erhalt.

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        Kyng Roberd of Cysylle

      London: Printed for private circulation, 1839. *The price of this book HAS BEEN temporarily reduced by 10% until Sunday, Nov. 24. (sale item!) limited to 30 copies, inscribed by the editor; 27 pp., bound in original green boards & green leather backstrip, remnants of a book plate to the front paste down, handstamp on the limitation page, covers rubbed, else very good. Photos available upon request.

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        Histoire de l'académie Royale De Lyon

      Giberton et Brun, Libraires de l'Académie de Lyon, Petite Rue Mercière, 11. 1839 - Deux volume In-8° , reliure demi chagrin à coins, dos à cinq faux nerfs titrage au fer dans les caissons et date, initiales PM entrelacés au pied du mors inférieur -xlij-468 pp, ( Table des matières alphabétique et introduction) , 640 pages pour le second volume - Rares rousseurs et bons exemplaires, de bonne et solide reliure d'époque.Photos sur demande. L'histoire de l'Académie de Lyon embrasse nécessairement quelques traits corrélatifs de la vie des hommes célèbres en France et en Europe et fait donc partie de l'histoire générale contemporaine - Le premier volume dresse un précis chronologique partant des Origines et dressant un précis chronologique des évènements avec l'indication des prix decernés ou proposés, le tableau des Académiciens avec la désignation des principaux ouvrages publiés par les Membres ordinaires ou résidents, l'état de leurs manuscrits existants et quelques détails biographiques ce qui, joint aux notices de Delandine, présente l'ensemble des travaux académiques dans la première époque.Le Second Volume se consacre aux TRAVAUX de l'académie en Sciences, Belles-Lettres et Arts, Manuscrits, ouvrages imprimés de tous les Académiciens et production des Artistes, notices historiques - Une importante section étant consacrée aux Sciences : Inventions-Physique - Chimie - Navigation , économie Rurale - Mathématiques - Histoire naturelle - Géologie, Etc.Une autre section est consacrée à l'hsitoire de Lyon ( Hist du Commerce, Manufactures, établissements, embellissements, Fêtes .Une liste générale des membres de l'académie de 1800 à 1859 - Un tout dernier Chapitre concerne les OUVRAGES MANUSCRITS DES ACADEMICIENS TITULAIRES.Rare [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Düsseldorf." Blick von Nordwesten über den Rhein auf die Stadt, großes Boot im Vordergrund

      Lithographie aus Borussia 1839. 14x21 cm. - Düsseldorf 48 - Schmitt, Rhein 25.2,8 -

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        Travels in the Interior of North America, Plate 30 - Tombs of Assiniboin Indians on Trees

      Paris, Coblenz and London: [1839-1842] - Travels in the Interior of North America Paris, 1832-1843 Aquatint engravings with original hand-coloring Karl Bodmer was a little-known Swiss painter when he was chosen by Prince Maximilian of Prussia to accompany his voyage to America, in order to document in pictorial terms the expedition. With the rest of Maximilian's company, the two traveled among the Plains Indians from 1832 to 1834, a time when the Plains and the Rockies were still virtually unknown. They arrived in the West before acculturation had begun to change the lives of the Indians, and Bodmer, who was a proteg6 of the great naturalist von Humbolt, brought a trained ethnologist's eye to the task. The Bodmer/ Maximilian collaboration produced a record of their expedition that is incontestably the finest early graphic study of the Plains tribes. Maximilian and Bodmer journeyed from St. Louis up the Missouri River on the American Fur Company steamboat "Yellowstone," stopping at a series of forts built by the Fur Company and meeting their first Indians at Bellevue. The travelers continued on another steamboat, "Assiniboin," to Fort Union, where they met the Crees and Assiniboins. The expedition spent its first winter at Fort Clark, where the Mandans in particular excited Bodmer's attention, although he was also to draw the Minatarri and Crow peoples. The explorers continued by keelboat to Fort Mackenzie, which proved to be the westernmost point of their journey. After living among and studying the Blackf eet for several weeks, Maximilian decided that it was too dangerous to continue, so the travelers returned southward, reaching St. Louis in May 1834. After the conclusion of the journey, Bodmer spent four years in Paris supervising the production of the aquatints made from his drawings. These prints rank with the finest Western art in any medium, and they are the most complete record of the Plains Indians before the epidemics of the mid-19th century had decimated their numbers, and before the white man's expansion had taken their lands. The work that he did in America is considered to be the high point of a distinguished career. Perhaps more significant, the plates made from Bodmer's sketches were the first truly accurate images of the Plains Indians to reach the general public. Because the 1837 smallpox epidemic killed more than half the Blackf eet and almost all the Mandans, Bodmer's visually striking work, together with prince Maximilian's detailed studies of these tribes, form the primary accounts of what became virtually lost cultures. These spectacular and atmospheric images are important and beautiful records of the landscape of the American West as it appeared when Bodmer saw it, just before westward expansion took hold and began the indelible transformation of the frontier. Travels in the Interior of North America Published: London and Paris 1832-1843 Medium: Hand-colored aquatints Dimensions: Varied

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        Junction of the Yellow Stone River with the Missouri [Tab. 29]

      Paris, Coblenz and London: [1839-1842]. Engraving by Salathé after Bodmer, proof on india paper mounted, blindstamp. Some minor foxing, a 1" loss in the top left corner of the sheet. 16 1/8 x 21 3/8 inches. 17 15/16 x 24 3/4 inches. This title was printed from two different plates, one engraved by Salathé with six pronghorn antelope in the foreground and the French title starting 'Réunion...', the second by L. Weber with nine antelope in the foreground, a further seven in the mid-ground and the French title starting 'Confluent...' A rare India proof of one of the greatest landscape images to result from the Bodmer and Prince Maximilian's expedition to America's "Interior Parts." The travelers, aboard the steamer Assiniboine arrived at Fort Union, just above the junction of the Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers, on June 24, 1833, after a journey of seventy-five days up the Missouri River from St.Louis. They stayed until July 6th, when they departed upriver by keelboat for Fort McKenzie. Fort Union was the uppermost point of steamer traffic at the time of Bodmer's visit and like most fur company posts on the Missouri at this time, was situated on a low open prairie sufficiently large to accommodate the large encampments of numerous Indians during the height of the trading season. 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. David Dreidoppel (Prince Maximilian's servant and hunting companion) accompanied the men on their travels in North America, which lasted 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 the 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 for forming a primary account of what were to become virtually lost cultures. Graff 4648; Howes M443a; Pilling 2521; Sabin 47014; Wagner- Camp 76:1

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        Missionary Records. Sandwich Islands.

      The Religious Tract Society, London 1839 - Printed by John Hill, Black Horse Court, Fleet Street. Contemporary binding of 3/4 calf over marbled boards, 12mo, half title, title, pp. xii, (1), 1 (map), 356. Complete with the map of the Sandwich Islands. One table within the text. The spine divided into five compartments by four raised bands, gilt, with the titles in the second and fourth compartments. The binding rubbed and the corners bumped. A handwritten remark on the front pastedown, a stamp on the second ffep and a different stamp on the title page. No other library marks. The first page of the main text with some offsetting from the map and some foxing, the rest of the text very clean. A rare and interesting book with only one auction record in ABPC (Swann, 1979). Not in Sabin. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Diary In America, with Remarks On Its Institutions (6 volumes)

      Longman, Orme, Brown, Green & Longmans London 1839. First Edition All six volumes of this six volume matched set are frst editions of 1st and 2nd series and all are in very good+ or better condition in 3/4 leather (calf) and marbled paper covered boards with five raised bands on the spines with red and black leather title labels and gilt tooling in the compartments. The end sheets for each volume match the marbled paper on the covers of the books. All edges of the text blocks are gilt. Each volume is a small octavo measuring 7 3/4" by 5" with an early prior owner's book plate attached to the front paste down. The front hinge and joint to volume I of the first series (Part I) is weak with the front hinge reinforced with archival tape and the rear joint is showing wear, but remains tight. The spine is very slightly faded. Vol. II only shows wear to the leather at the head and heel of the spine and lower edges of the boards with very light wear to the joints. Vol. III shows only light rubbing to the front joint. Vol. I of the Second Series (Part II) shows only slight wear and rubbing to the front hinge and to the lower edges of the boards. Vol. II and III both show shallow wear to the leather at the head and heel of the spines and to the lower edges of the boards and light wear to the front joints. Pasted to the second free end page is a clipped signature of Frederick Marryat. With an errata page for Vol. I appearing at the rear of Vol. III. Vol. II of the Second Series has the fold-out map of "Aboriginal America" upon which are noted the various Native American tribes within their respective geographical areas. This map is followed by a second fold-out map of central Florida showing the seat of hostilities with Seminole Indians and the United States. By the time of his visit and tour of America and Canada in 1837 through 1838, Captain Marryat had already attained the status of an accomplished novelist in Great Britain. He published his notes, diary and comments on his travels shortly after returning to England. His characterizations of Americans their institutions and his remarks were hardly complimentary. Both Series I and Series II are considered "scarce" by Howes. (Howes, M-300 & M-301; Clark, Travels in the Old South, III:204)Our code number = TB26697

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        A Diary in America, with Remarks on its Institutions. [3 volumes] WITH A Diary in America. Part the Second. [3 volumes] [6 volumes in total].

      London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green & Longmans. 1839. - A Diary in America. Part 1:- First edition, 3 volumes, 8vo., pp: 321; 319; 311, with half titles, marbled endpapers. A Diary in America. Part II: First edition, 3 volumes, 8vo., pp: 304; 293; 362, with half titles, volume 2 with 2 folding maps, marbled endpapers. Six volumes uniformly bound by Riviere & Son with their stamp to tail of front free endpaper, in half red morocco, gilt ruled red boards, spines with gilt ruled raised bands lettered direct with floral stamp in compartments & date to tail of spine, very occasional foxing, slightly worn & rubbed otherwise attractive and very good. "Captain Marryat toured America and Canada in 1837 and 1838. He was by this time a well respected novelist and he published an account of his travels shortly after returning to England." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Poems, now first collected; & Walks in the Country

      London: Edward Moxon,, 1839 & 1844. Two volumes, octavo (165 × 101 mm). Bound for presentation in fine contemproary full calf, spines elaborately gilt tooled in compartments with a red morocco title label to each, sides panelled in gilt with double gilt ruled border, gilt-rolled board edges, marbled endpapers and edges. Covers somewhat marked and rubbed but still thoroughly attractive, internally fresh, both volumes sound and in very good condition. First editions, first impressions, of two collections of Lord Leigh's poems. The title page of the first work bears Leigh's presentation inscription, "Mrs Palliser's with the author's compliments". Lord Leigh (1791-1850) was a landed yet liberal poet, whose work was "much prized by the scholarly few", his "early verse is mildly libertine, the later mildly pious. The principal work is a sequence of verse epistles addressed 'to a friend in town' [present in the first work here] arguing liberal positions on the aesthetic and economic questions of the day. Byron was ever the point of departure; Chandos Leigh thought and lived as a more civilised Byron might have done." (ODNB) Leigh was in fact a friend of Byron from his schooldays (and was one of the last people to see him on English soil, dining with him on the evening before Byron left England for Europe in April 1816), as well as being a close friend of Leigh Hunt, and also a cousin of Jane Austen. Copies of Lord Leigh's poems are very scarce in commerce; we know of only one copy of the collected Poems (inscribed to Fanny Kemble), and only one copy of Walks in the Country ever recorded at auction.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Grandes descubrimientos polares terrestres y marítimos hechos desde el año de 1829 al de 1833 en las regiones árticas. Traducción directa del Inglés por Guillermo Casey.

      Ediciones de la Imprenta de José Matas y de Bodallés,, Barcelona, 1839 - 3 vols bound in 1; large folding map; fine blindstamped contemporary romantic Spanish binding in full leather. FIRST EDITION IN SPANISH OF THE SECOND ROSS EXPEDITION. Although difficult to conceive, this edition in Spanish is absent from all of the libraries we have consulted, including the Collective Catalog of Spanish Bibliography; as we read in the "general preface to the work", the book was published in monthly fascicules which may contribute to its rarity. The second Ross expedition was privately funded in that the Admiralty refused to support him after the failure of the first expedition. The party survived four winters in the Arctic and Ross discovered the North Magnetic Pole.

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        Pteroglossus Pluricinctus. Many-banded Aracari

      London 1839 - A Monograph of the Ramphastidae (Family of Toucans) Among those who combined science and art to produce color plate books on natural history, John Gould was not only the most successful, but the most prolific. Without the advantages of wealth or formal education, he had achieved enough recognition in his chosen field to be taxidermist for King George IV at the age of 21. At 22 he was competitively chosen the first 'Curator Preserver' for the newly-established museum of the Zoological Society of London. His first book, 'A Century of Birds of the Himalaya Mountains', was published four years later. While working on his massive 'Birds of Europe', Gould made several trips to European museums to gather material for two specialized books, one on Toucans and another on Trogons. Those completed, he left for Australia where he not only depicted hundreds of known species but discovered 300 new species. His obituary, printed in 'Nature', said '.he has left behind him a series of works the like of which will probably never be seen again.' Gould continued to expand and correct his work on the Toucans. A revised edition was published in 1852-54, with a Supplement in 1885 for the original subscribers. The 'Toucans' is unique among Gould's books in one respect. It was the only major work translated into a foreign language; a German edition was published in 1841. Publication City: London Medium: Lithographs with original hand-coloring. Dimensions: Measuring 21 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches Date: 1834-1835

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        Deerbrook: a Novel

      London: Edward Moxon, 1839. Hard Cover. Very Good. 3 volumes ([4], 336 p.; [4], 331, [1] p.; [4], 304 p.); 20 cm. Contemporary half polished calf with marbled paper over boards. Gilt-tooled spine titles; gilt- and blind-tooled spine decoration. All page edges speckled. Author's signature, dated Washington Feb. 3, 1835, tipped in to front free endpaper of vol. 1. Deerbrook was the author's first novel. The tipped-in signature dates from her journey through the United States, which resulted in the work for which she is best known today, Society in America, published in 1837. Front fixed endpaper of vol. 1 bears bookplate of Pennsylvania author George L. Heiges. Front free endpaper of each volume bears small inscription indicating that A. Light acquired the set in 1988. In Very Good Condition: covers are rubbed; small stain at head of vol. 1; slight loss of leather at head of vol. 1 spine; pages are clean and tight.

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        Poems, now first collected.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Drawings of the London and Birmingham Railway, by John C. Bourne, with an Historical and Descriptive Account, by John Britton F.S.A

      London: Ackermann and Co. Strand and C. Tilt Fleet Street, 1839. First edition. Folio. Tinted lithograph title page large central view surrounded by vignettes, 2 maps of the London-Birmingham Line on one sheet, 34 tinted lithographs on 29 sheets by J.C. Bourne; 26 pp. Publisher's half-morocco and plum cloth, with central gilt-stamped title and border with arms of London and Birmingham on front cover, some fading and light shelfwear to cloth, recased with new endpapers, bookplates of F.J. Haut and Jean Jacques Leblache, very clean internally. Abbey ("Life") 398; Goldsmiths 31034; Ray 85 . "A magnificent example of the finest type of lithographed illustration" (Abbey). The first edition of this magnificent work, illustrating the construction of the first railway route from London to the North, with particular emphasis on the immense labor and engineering acuity involved in performing cuttings and earthwork - a task comparable to the construction of the Great Pyramid. "A priceless record of the methods used in constructing a great trunk line in the 1830s" (Klingender, "Art and the Industrial Revolution," pp. 124-26). A beautiful copy in the publisher's binding

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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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.. Hardcover. 8vo. (9 x 5.75 inches). pp.xii, 115. Twenty hand-coloured plates. Original blind-stamped cloth. resewn, guarded folds, endpapers jointed, rebacked lined, spine relaid, corners mended, waxed. Endpapers spotted, with trifle occasional spots elsewhere. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. A Very Good copy. First class restoration now makes this book well-set and perfectly usable.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books P.B.F.A.]
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        A Treatise on the Nature of Club-Foot and Analogous Distortions; Including Their Treatment Both With and Without Surgical Operation. Illustrated by a Series of Cases and Numerous Practical Instructions

      G : in Good condition. Cover and spine rubbed and scuffed. Light browning to eps. Contents firm. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons with minimal marking First Edition Half leather marbled board cover 230mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). lxii, 276pp. engravings.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        Original Playbill for NICHOLAS NICKLEBY

      1839. Hereford: Theatre Hereford, March 6th, 1839. Approximatel 10 by 14-1/2 inches. Original printed tissue-like paper. At about the middle of this playbill is announced "On Wednesday Evening, March 6th, 1839, will be produced a new interesting serio-comic Drama, founded on the celebrated work of "BOZ", and entitled NICHOLAS NICKLEBY. "Mr. Bass" plays Ralph and "Mr. Herbert Lee" plays Nicholas.~Other acts mentioned on the playbill are "Eloise and Juliette," "The Welsh Sailor-Boy and The Village Coquette," "A Day after the Wedding," and "The Illustrious Stranger."~This sizeable playbill is slightly browned but has very little wear, other than having once been folded into quarters. Not cited by Bolton.

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        Die Gewißheit und Würde der Heilkunst. Für das nicht-ärztliche Publikum dargestellt.

      Wien, Carl Gerold 1839. - K15008 8°. Brauner Originallederband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und etwas goldgeprägter Rückenverzierung. Dreiseitenrotschnitt, Ecken und Kanten wenig berieben. X (+II), 170 Seiten. Auf der Titelrückseite Stempel eines slowakischen Antiquariats. Seiten 137/8 mit einem ca. 3 cm Riss. Wenige Blätter etwas knittrig, nur ganz vereinzelt fleckig. Schön sauberes und wohlerhaltenes Exemplar. 550

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        Forest Scene on the Tobihanna; Alleghany Mountains [Vig. 4]

      Paris, Coblenz and London: 1839. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by L. Weber after Bodmer. 9 x 12 1/8 inches. 17 1/8 x 24 1/4 inches. 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.

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        The LIFE And ADVENTURES Of NICHOLAS NICKLEBY.

      Chapman and Hall,, London: 1839 - Frontis & 39 plates by Hablot K. Browne (Phiz). The book that helped lead the reform of the English boarding schools. Binding shows a touch of light wear at the extremities. Plates wonderfully clean, with little-to-no browning & just the odd spot of foxing. A Nr Fine copy. Later full tan polished calf binding, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, with title gilt tooled to maroon leather label in second compartment, author to dark brown leather label in 3rd compartment, 5 raised bands with gilt tooling in other compartments. TEG. Marbled eps. Original green cloth covers bound-in at rear. Custom slipcase. 8vo. 9" x 5-1/2". 1st book edition (first state of frontis & later state of the first four plates. Cf. Smith I, 5). xvi, 624 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

      Chapman and Hall 1839 - First edition. Thick 8vo. Frontispiece portrait engraving by Finden (after the Maclise portrait); 39 engraved plates after drawings by "Phiz" (Hablot Knight Browne). 3/4 tan calf over green marbled boards, gilt stamped spine with raised bands and decorated compartments, gilt stamped red and green morocco spine labels, covers ruled in gilt, t.e.g., matching marbled endpapers. Very good (light rubbing; small stains on back joint hinge; old catalogue description pasted in). 624 pages. First book publication of the famous novel, basis of the famous David Lean London/Broadway adaptation (and the lesser known 1947 Ealing film, directed by Alberto Cavalcanti, starring Derek Bond, Cedric Hardwicke and Sybil Thorndike). Bookplate of Frederick Cowan present. Eckel, pp. 64-66; with the error on page 123 ("visiter" for "sister"). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Houle Rare Books/Autographs/ABAA/PADA]
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        THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY OF DISTINGUISHED AMERICANS.,

      Philadelphia: Perkins; NY: Monson; London: O. Rich, 1834, 1835, 1836, 1839. - Four volumes (complete set). Royal Quarto (9 x 11). Illustrated by numerous American painters and engravers. Full straight-grain black morocco by Benjamin Gaskell, gilt- and blind-tooled borders, embossed plaque center panels, spines gilt in 5 compartments; edges & turn-ins gilt, glazed yellow endpapers, a.e.g. Some foxing, especially near the plates (more so in the first two volumes). Front hinge of Volume IV is open, but sewing is firm. Bindings lightly rubbed along joints & extremities; but the gilt and the embossed plaques are fine. This is the largest paper version, in the deluxe binding. The book was produced in 3 sizes and bindings. All bear the Aurora plaque, but differ in borders and spine decoration. Besides the Royal Quarto (Wolf 191), there was an Imperial Octavo (7 1/8 x 10 1/2, Wolf 188), and a smaller octavo (5 1/4 x 8 1/2, Wolf 190). See Edwin Wolf, From Gothic Windows to Peacocks, American Embossed Leather Bindings 1825-1855. Each volume has an engraved title with vignette preceding the title page. While the bindings and engraved titles are dated as above, the title pages of vols. I and II are dated 1836. The imprint in Vol. IV gives Longacre and Herring as the publishers. This work was produced at great expense and effort. The financil panic of 1837 delayed publication of the final volume. (The 4th image shows what all three versions of the publisher's bindings looked like.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Veatchs Arts of the Book, ABAA]
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        Mod?les de Menuiserie choisis parmi ce que Paris offre de plus nouveau, de plus remarquable et de meilleur gout; accompagnes de details et developpemens qui doivent en faciliter l'execution.

      Subject: (Architettura). Liege, chez Avanzo & Co, 1839, folio, mezza pelle coeva, pp. 16 con 39 tavole incise. Bruniture a qualche tavola, in fine. (Rare early 19th century parisian publication on carpentry with designs which were engraved by leading French engravers such as Normand, Thierry, Hibon & Olivier) Mancano alcune tavole alla fine.

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        A Narrative of the Loss of H.M.S. Royal George, of 108 Guns, sunk at Spithead, August 29th, 1782;

      FONT>With a Concise Account of Colonel Pasley's Operations on the Wreck in 1839 & 1840, 1840 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A very scarce and truly fascinating little piece of history pertaining to one of the most serious maritime losses to occur in British waters. This tiny volume tells the story of the sinking of the HMS Royal George, a 100-gun first-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, which sank undergoing routine maintenance work whilst anchored off Portsmouthon 29 August 1782 with the loss of more than 800 lives and its salvage and destruction in 1839. This relic book, which the inscription states is bound in the wood of the HMS George itself(a suggestion corroborated by an advertisement for other relics to the rear of the volume and the confirmed usage of timbers from the wreckage to constructa billiard table, still in use today for the North Wing of Burghley House, andto make the coffin for the famous menagerie owner George Wombwell), is really very special indeed. Illustrated with severallovely colour plates. With a label to the front pastedown and inscription to front blank, gifting the volume to a Miss Agnes D. Stuart from Lord Henry Cholmondeley (1800-1884). First edition. Condition: In a quarter morocco binding over wooden boards. Externally, worn although front board remains rather lovely with just one split along the grain of the wood. Loss to head of backstrip, rear board absent. Internally, firmly bound. pages bright and clean throughout. Overall: FAIR with a VERY GOOD INDEED interior..

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        The Land of PromiseÖSouth AustraliaÖby One Who Is GoingÖ

      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. 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.Ferguson, 2850.

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        Beatrix, ou les amours forces.

      Subject: (Letteratura francese). Bruxelles, Soc. Typ. Belge, Wahlen, 1839, due vol. in-16mo mezza pelle coevi, titoli in oro ai dorsi, pp.(4)-172 + (2)-243, tagli marmorizzati azzurri. (Edition originale .. reprenant le texte paru en publication preoriginale dans "le Siecle" du 13 avril au 19 mai 1839 (prefacon de type E, decrite par Van der Perre p. 32)

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        STORIA DEI DOMINII STRANIERI IN ITALIA dalla caduta dell'Impero Romano in occidente fino ai nostri giorni. Opera in sei voll.

      V. BATELLI E COMPAGNI 1839/1845 Opera in 6 volumi. Volumi con evidenti segni di usura dovuti al tempo.

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