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        Mih-Tutta-Hangkusch. A Mandan Village. [Tab. 16]

      Paris, Coblenz and London: [1839-1842]. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by Salathé after Bodmer, blind stamp. 12 3/8 x 17 11/16 inches. In response to the pressures of the raids of neighbours the Mandan Tribe had consolidated its people in two main villages: Mih-Tutta-Hang-Kusch and Ruhptare. Mih-Tutta-Hang-Kusch, the largest of these, is represented here by Bodmer as it appeared in the summer of 1833. Close to Fort Clark, it consisted of sixty-five earth lodges or houses, many with scaffolding around the houses that was used for drying corn and other food. The village's position, high on a promontory jutting out into the Missouri, made it easily defensible. However, all is tranquil in this scene as the women in the foreground collect driftwood using bullboats: circular vessels constructed from a willow frame over which was stretched and secured a raw bull buffalo hide, which was then allowed to dry and shrink into place. Light yet durable, these vessels were ideally suited to their purpose when in the hands of an adept helmswoman. 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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        El fanatismo druida ó la Sacerdotisa drama en tres actos.

      Exceedingly rare Venezuelan poem, printed in Caracas. 1839. Caracas. Imprenta de A. Damiron. In 8vo (192 mm x 123 mm). 1 [blank] + 8 ff. + vii + 1 ff. + 93. Later half calf, spine tooled in gilt. A fine copy, marginal soiling to a few pages, wide margins and strong impression; virtually flawless. Apparently first edition. Venezuelan early imprints are, for lack of a better word, rare; only a few examples of some works are found in the major libraries, not to mention a poem in such an elegant edition. The printer was responsible as well for the Geografía general para el uso de la juventud de Venezuela printed in 1833-37. It begins with an authorization from Martin Tovar and follows with a list of subscribers; a curiosity which allows us to learn who would order the poem in the first half of the 19th century, or the post-colonial Venezuela.

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        Canada. Copies or Extracts of Despatches from Sir F. B. Head, Bart., K.C.H. on The Subject of Canada; With Copies or Extracts of the Answers from the Secretary of State.

      Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be Printed, 22 March 1839 - Small folio, (13 x 8 ins), iv+524pp., foxing to first & last few pages, half polished calf, gilt, marbled boards, spine gilt ruled with red leather label lettered 'Head's Despatches from Canada', head of spine chipped with small loss to head, a little worn & rubbed otherwise very good & sound. Francis Bond Head (1793-1875), soldier, author and colonial administrator. In December 1835 was named to succeed Sir John Colborne as Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada. He held this post through the Rebellion of 1837. His behaviour in Upper Canada was erratic & eccentric and he never again held a government post after returning home in 1837. Copac locates BL & St. Andrews with Worldcat adding Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library in Toronto & 3 in USA. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Noble Science

      London: Ackermann 1839 - Full crushed morocco, 10 inches tall by Riviere. With gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels, gilt tooling to the boards, wide dentelles and all edges. Illustrated throughout, mostly hand coloured. The original cloth binding bound in. Heavily foxed blanks, foxed frontispeice then clean. A superb copy. Please note this is one of a collection of beautifully bound books on fox hunting that we have in stock [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: McConnell Fine Books ABA & ILAB]
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        Taschenbuch für Geschichte und Alterthum in Süddeutschland

      Freiburg im Breisgau: Adolph Emmerling. First edition. 8vo. 4 individual volumes (1839, 1840, 1841, and 1844) of this annual periodical handbook of southern German history and folklore which was published between (1839 and 1846). The 1839 volume is re-backed preserving the original publisher's blue paper boards with a decorative title printed on the front cover. The volumes for 1840 and 1844 are bound in early blue paper boards; the 1840 volume is re-backed and the 1844 volume is carefully strengthened along the hinges. The volume for 1841 is bound in brown cloth. Both the 1841 and 1844 volumes contain the remnants of original paper spine labels and also paper institutional shelf tickets. The boards and extremities to all volumes show some rubbing, wear and spotting. Personal bookplates present on inside front covers; institutional blind stamp on title pages and two other leaves in each book; a shelf number is handwritten on the bottom margin of the second leaf (in each volume). Pages are generally clean but with some light scattered foxing; occasional leaves are uncut; the volume for 1839 is untrimmed; the upper corner of the final leaf in the 1840 volume shows some wear - a couple small marginal tears and a tiny hole are neatly sealed. Contents include interesting articles on local historical events; superstition and folklore; Celtic, Germanic and Roman antiquities, folk songs (Volkslieder) and folk tales; church and reformation history etc. Three of the volumes contain fold out plates depicting Celtic antiquities, manuscript and sheet music facsimiles, a land chart showing ancient graves and an ancient wall in the Alps.

      [Bookseller: Robert McDowell Antiquarian Books]
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        AMERICAN SLAVERY AS IT IS: TESTIMONY OF A THOUSAND WITNESSES

      New York: American Anti-Slavery Society, 1839. First Edition. Hardcover. Some soiling and wear to title and last (index) leaf. Small, faint institutional stamp on title page along with number in red ink. Very Good and scarce. Blockson 9148; Sabin 102547. American Imprints (53950) cites an edition in 1836, but no other source we have consulted mentions an edition in that year. Bound into recent cloth with inset on front cover containing title; 224 pages. This important compilation of facts and testimony, mostly from slaveholders, is primarily taken from newspapers published in slave states. A note to the reader from the editors invites those who "think the atrocities ... incredible" to come to their offices to examine the original newspapers: "A majority of the facts and testimony contained in this work rests upon the authority of slaveholders, whose names and residences are given to the public, as vouchers for the truth of their statements. That they should utter falsehoods, for the sake or proclaiming their own infamy, is not probable."

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Constituciones de la Real y distinguida orden Española de Carlos Tercero, instituida por el mismo Augusto Rey a 19 de septiembre de 1771, en celebridad del felicísimo nacimiento del Infante. (Seguido de:) Bula en que N.S. Padre Clemente XIV aprueba y confirma la real y distinguida orden española de Carlos Tercero y breves en que se extienden las gracias .

      Imp. del Col. Nac. Sordo-Mudos, Madrid 1839 - 4º mayor, 39 p., XXIV p. Cartoné decorado. Constitución de la mencionada Orden, que se compondrá de Caballeros Grandes-Cruces, Caballeros Pensionistas y Caballeros Supernumerarios, detalles de su organización, funciones, fines y distintivos que deberán usar los caballeros. Seguido de la Bula papal y de breves concediendo gracias a los caballeros, y privilegios al altar dedicado a la Concepción de Ntra. Sra. en la iglesia de San Gil de Madrid. Documentos históricos. Historia de España. Iglesia católica. Historical documents. History of Spain. Catholic Church.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Studio]
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        Det går an.

      En tafla ur lifvet af författaren till Törnrosens bok. Sthlm, L. J. Hjerta, 1839. 12:o. 168 s. + (SNELLMAN, JOHAN WILHELM) Det går an. En tafla ur lifvet. Fortsättning. Sthlm, L. J. Hjerta, 1840. 12:o. (4),188 s. Obetydligt nött trevligt sannolikt samtida hfrbd med guldornerad rygg och infärgade svarta titel- och ryggfält. Med renoverade eller nya pärmar med nytt marmorerat pärmpapper, liksom nya för- och eftersättsblad. Reva i försättsbladet. Första arbetet bitvis småfläckigt, främst på de första och sista sidorna. Andra arbetet med småfläckar och fuktrand från s. 167.. Almquistiana 231 för första arbetet. Almquist i andra upplagan, men första upplagan makulerades och är endast känd i ett par ex. Snellmans fortsättning är den mest betydelsefulla följdskriften i "Det går an"-debatten. Trycket är utformat på samma sätt som originalet

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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        Travels in North America During the Years 1834, 1835, & 1836. Including a Summer Residence with the Pawnee Tribe of Indians, in the Remote Prairies of the Missouri, and a Visit to Cuba and the Azore Islands.

      Richard Bentley, London 1839 - Complete 2-volume set. 87vo.Quarter calf and marbled paper over boards, compartments, gilt spine. xvi, 473pp; xi, 372pp. Frontispieces. Very good. Bit of mild age toning and tad of foxing, mainly to preliminary pages -- but overall a beautifully tight, clean, handsome set in custom binding. Circular blind-embossed contemporary ownership imprint at lower right of title page of first volume. First English edition of this important narrative, which Wright Howes calls the "Best account of the Pawnees while yet uncontaminated by Whites." Outstanding and provocative lithographed frontispieces depict (Volume I) "The Pipe Dance and the Tomahawk Dance of the Chippeway Tribe" and (Volume II) "War Dance of the Sauks and Foxes." Binder's small yellow "Seton / Bookbinder / Edinburgh" label on each rear pastedown. GRAFF 2938. NEW HOWES M 923. SABIN 51490. WAGNER-CAMP 77. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA]
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        EXCURSIONS IN THE INTERIOR OF RUSSIA;

      London, Henry Colburn, 1839.. including sketches of the character and policy of the Emperor Nicholas, scenes in St. Petersburg, &c. 2 volumes, complete set, FIRST EDITION 1839. 8vo, approximately 230 x 140 mm, 9¼ x 5½ inches, lithograph portrait frontispiece on india paper to each volume, pages: xix, [5], 1-500; xiii, [3], 1-544 including index, bound in original publisher's blind stamped fine ribbed cloth, gilt lettering to spine, pale yellow endpapers. Spines faded (gilt bright), tiny nick to middle of spine on Volume II, head and tail of spines slightly creased and slightly worn with minute nicks to cloth, corners slightly worn and slightly bumped, name on front endpapers, private library stamp on front pastedowns and on reverse of title pages, small closed tear and slight creasing to front endpaper in Volume I, small corner crease to frontispiece in Volume I, not affecting image, very faint foxing to frontispieces, contents clean and bright, binding tight and firm. A very good copy of a scarce travel book. The work consists of the narrative of a visit to Russia, during the autumn of 1836, in the course of a general tour through Europe. Some chapter headings: Cronstadt, its fortifications and commerce; First impressions among the splendours of the Russian capital; Glance at the monuments, churches, and statistics of St Petersburg; Scenes among the people - beards, dress and manners; Cruelty with which the lower orders are treated - their food; Scenes in the fish-barges - baths - bazaars, and marriage market; The Higher classes - their incomes and munificence; National dishes; The Emperor (10 chapters); From Novgorod-Veliki to Moscow; Moscow and its Kremlin; The Exiles of Siberia; Sketches of Life in Moscow; Eastern Russia; From Vladimir to Nishnei-Novgorod; Cross-cut through the old country of the Tartars; A Visit to Toula, the Birmingham of Russia; The Ukraine (3 chapters); The Steppes; The Dismal borders of the Black Sea; Odessa. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        The Art of Dress; or Guide to the Toilette:

      London: Charles Tilt,, 1839. with Directions for Adapting the Various Parts of the Female Costume to the Complexion and Figure; Hints on Cosmetics, &c. Embellished with Engravings from Designs by … Duodecimo. Original blue-grey fine-combed cloth, blind panels to the boards, title gilt to the upper board in display types within border of floral arabesques, all edges gilt, pale yellow surface-paper endpapers. Hand-coloured lithographic frontispiece with similar cut-out overlay to demonstrate "the application of colours to the countenance by reflection", and 4 other hand-coloured lithographic plates including hats and hairstyles. A little rubbed and soiled, light browning an occasional scatter of foxing and some marginal finger-soiling, but a very well-preserved copy nonetheless. First edition. Wonderful little vade mecum for the fashionable Victorian lady. Covers colourways and complexion, coiffure, cosmetics, hats, jewellery, hair oils, hair dyes, and depilatories, together with a brief chapter on the bustle; "Its introduction a decided improvement in the art of dress; Ridicule ought to be confined to its excess; Proper mode of regulating its size.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Memoirs of Charles Mathews, Comedian, second edition, complete in 4 volumes

      London: Richard Bentley. 1839. Second edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Complete set in 4 volumes. 1839, Second British edition. 433, 469, 650 and 503 pp. Hardcover. Handsomely bound by Tout in 3/4 green morocco with marbled boards. 5 raised bands, gilt title and ornate gilt design on the spines, teg, marbled endpapers. Tissue-covered frontis in all 4 volumes, with other engraved plates throughout, including the 2-page plates in the third volume. Fresh, strong leather bindings with only minor scuffing to a few corners and bottom edges. Coffee-colored discoloration to the foredge margin of about 20 pages of volume 3. Otherwise, the contents show light, even fading, but they have remained unmarked. The plates are in excellent condition. Previous owner's bookplate neatly mounted to all 4 front pastedowns. Old bookseller ticket on front blank of the first volume. A lovely, complete set of this scarce title. 4 vols.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        INQUIRY INTO THE ORIGIN OF THE ANTIQUITIES OF AMERICA

      1839. WITH THE SCARCE FOLDING FRONTIS DELAFIELD, John, Jr. AN INQUIRY INTO THE ORIGIN OF THE ANTIQUITIES OF AMERICA. With an Appendix, containing notes, and "A View of the Superiority of the Men of the Northern Over Those of the Southern Hemisphere," by James Lakey, M.D. New York: Published for Subscribers, by Colt, Burgess & Co.; London: Longman, [etc.]; Paris: A. &. W. Galignani & Co., 1839. First edition. Illustrated with ten lithographs, of which five are hand colored, and an eighteen-foot folding lithographic frontispiece. Quarto. Original binding, signed by Colton & Jenkins: green cloth, gilt-stamped title to spine and a vignette to each side, coated endpapers, a.e.g. Early nineteenth-century bookplate to front pastedown and no other marks. The back strip is lacking. There is intermittent foxing and the foldout frontis is foxed as well. There is a bit of relatively minor dampstaining along the edges of some of the leaves with no text or image involvement. The folding frontispiece, which is often missing, reproduces a Mexican codex. (Howes D229, Sabin 19333).

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Map of the County of Columbia

      New York, 1839. unbound. Rawdon Clark & Co.. Map. Copper plate engraving with original hand outline color. Image measures 18 3/8" x 12 7/8". This hard-to-find map of Columbia County on the Hudson is an updated edition of Burr's 1829 map, featuring ample new information about the county's development. The map denotes townships, towns, major routes, waterways and topographical details with delicate and unusual hachure marks. Included is a separate page with statistical information and a historical description of the county. In excellent condition with light staining to upper right margin. David H. Burr (1803-1875) served as Topographer to the United States Post Office and Geographer to the House of Representatives and was widely known for his accuracy and attention to detail. This atlas was among the first to map each of the United States individually. Please visit our Gallery for more Burr New York county maps.

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        The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1839. With Illustrations by Phiz. 2 volumes, octavo (210 × 130 mm). Early twentieth-century dark green half morocco, spines gilt in compartments, marbled sides with double gilt rules, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Half-titles present, and a parts-issue front wrapper bound in at the front of volume one. Engraved frontispiece after D. Maclise, 39 plates by Phiz, copiously extra-illustrated with 200 additional plates. Spines sunned, extremities rubbed, internally quite fresh; excellent condition. First edition. An attractively bound and copiously extra-illustrated set.

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        Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern AustraliaÖ

      London,: T. & W. Boone, 1839.. Two volumes, octavo, with a total of 51 lithographic plates including six colour chromolithographic and three folding plates, the large folding map repaired on the far left from an earlier tear, scattered foxing to some plates as common, one leaf torn at fore-edge with no loss of text; very good and attractive in the original publisher's blocked green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Second revised edition of Mitchell's classic account of his three expeditions along the river systems of south-eastern Australia, strikingly illustrated with lithographic plates taken from original field sketches by the author.Between 1831-1836 Mitchell undertook three expeditions to determine the course of several large rivers in southern mainland Australia, including the Gwydir and Darling, accompanied by fellow surveyors, skilled convicts and Aboriginal guides. The expeditions were motivated by the government's need to map, and therefore own, land before it was occupied by squatters who were taking prime grazing land at an alarming rate. Furthermore, much past survey work had been inaccurate and disputes between landowners prompted calls for a general survey of New South Wales.Three Expeditions into the Interior is a remarkable book, combining detailed scientific observation with rich descriptions of landscapes and Aboriginal tribes. Its ethnographic value is considerable, providing detailed descriptions of first contacts and of Aboriginal social organization, hunting and languages. Some tribes were very hostile and Mitchell writes that he feared for his life on several occasions; nonetheless he remained a sympathetic and careful observer of Aboriginal life while praising the knowledge and endurance of those who helped the expedition.Ferguson, 2811.

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        OLIVER TWIST.

      Lea & Blanchard. Successors to Carey & Co., Philadelphia: 1839 - 24 inserted plates [on yellow manila paper] after Cruikshank's, as redrawn by Yeager. All wonderfully clear of foxing. The Philadelphia editions are textually important, for they were typeset by the publisher using, on occasion, proofs of Bentley's Miscellany, and therefore reflect a preliminary state of the text, before Dickens' final revisions [NCBEL III, 792]. VG (dampstaining, most noticably to prelims & end matter). Original olive cloth, with modern respining in a sympathetic cloth. Signed in both sixes & fours; sewn in 6s. 9-7/8" x 6-1/4". 1st edition thus (Gimbel A31; Tillotson - Clarendon OT, p. lv; Vander Poel B90; Wilkins, p. 15). [2], [11] - xii, 13 - 212 pp, double column of text. 4 preliminary blank leaves, follwed by 16 pp of adverts, including listings for other Dickens' titles. Small [7-5/8" x 4-3/8"] 14 pp publisher catalogue bound-in @ rear. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        OLIVER TWIST; or, The Parish Boy's Progress.

      Published by A. and W. Galignani & Co.,, Paris: 1839 - For many years, it was thought the 1846 Bradbury & Evans edition was the first 'octavo' edition (cf. Eckel, p. 62). This Galignanai edition obviously deserves consideration for that appellation, though it's scarcity undoubtedly contributed to the 1846's notation as such in the Dickens' literature. Not in Eckel, Gimbel, or VanderPoel. General binding wear & rubs to boards. Foxing. Small, neat pos to ffep upper corner. A VG copy. Period brown quarter-leather with marbled boards. Gilt spine lettering. 8vo. 8-7/8" x 5-3/8". 1st edition thus. [4], 367, [1 (blank)] pp. Untrimmed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        OLIVER TWIST

      Philadelphia:: Lea & Blanchard. Successors to Carey & Co.. 1839.. Signed in both sixes & fours; sewn in 6s. 9-7/8" x 6-1/4". 1st edition thus (Gimbel A31; Tillotson - Clarendon OT, p. lv; Vander Poel B90; Wilkins, p. 15). [2], [11] - xii, 13 - 212 pp, double column of text. 4 preliminary blank leaves, follwed by 16 pp of adverts, including listings for other Dickens' titles. Small [7-5/8" x 4-3/8"] 14 pp publisher catalogue bound-in @ rear.. Original olive cloth, with modern respining in a sympathetic cloth.. VG (dampstaining, most noticably to prelims & end matter).. The Philadelphia editions are textually important, for they were typeset by the publisher using, on occasion, proofs of Bentley's Miscellany, and therefore reflect a preliminary state of the text, before Dickens' final revisions [NCBEL III, 792]. . 24 inserted plates [on yellow manila paper] after Cruikshank's, as redrawn by Yeager. All wonderfully clear of foxing.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        Avis du Conseil colonial de Bourbon, sur diverses propositions concernant l'esclavage.

      Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1839, - in-4, 28-[2] pp., cartonnage Bradel de papier gris, étiquette de titre en long (Ateliers Laurenchet). Bon exemplaire.Le volume, présenté aux députés dans le cadre des discussions lancées depuis 1838 sur la question de l'émancipation, complète le volumineux rapport émané de la Guadeloupe et de la Martinique, par le seul texte envoyé ultérieurement par l'île de la Réunion. Relié à la suite : PATRON (Félix) : A Monsieur le Président et Messieurs les membres de la Chambre des Députés. Paris, Imprimerie de Béthune et Plon, s.d. [1837], 15 pp. Datée de Pointe-à-Pitre, cette missive illustre à merveille l'argumentation des colons contre l'abolition ; il vaut la peine d'en citer un paragraphe : "Mais pourquoi, dira t-on, n'obtiendrait-on pas du nègre libre le travail qu'on obtient du nègre esclave ? C'est parce que tous les hommes, plus ou moins, sont enclins à l'oisiveté, et qu'ils ne se livrent au travail que lorsque la nécessité de pourvoir, soit aux besoins que la nature leur impose, soit à ceux que la civilisation leur donne, leur en fait la loi ; or, le nègre, par le climat qu'il habite, par son peu de civilisation, n'ayant presque aucun de ces besoins et étant de sa nature essentiellement paresseux, a le travail en horreur, non comme on l'a prétendu, parce que les blancs par son excès le lui ont rendu tel, mais parce qu'il n'en comprend pas la nécessité et parce que pour lui l'oisiveté est le plus grand des biens. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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        Original pen and ink drawing celebrating English navy

      [England]: 1839. Pen and ink drawing by Edward Williams, signed at foot '1839. Edward Williams. 1839.' (expertly repaired 2 inch tear, small section of lower right corner supplied in later facsimile). 11 1/16 x 8 7/8 inches. A fine example of the Naval folk art of the period. The drawing is in two parts: the upper section shows a half length semi- caricature portrait in profile of an English Royal Navy seaman with arms crossed holding a 'grog' cup, within an oval border bearing the names of English victories at sea 'St. Vincent La Hogue Camperdown Copenhagen Trafalgar Nile &c. &c.'. The border is supported by the just visible end of a cannon to the left and an anchor to the right. The second half of the drawing is a shaped rectangle of black with an outlined eight-line poem: "Oh! There's a Land, of ev'ry Land the pride, / Belov'd of Heav'n o'er all the World beside. / There is a Spot of Earth supremely blest, / A Dearer, Sweeter spot, than all the rest. / Where shall that land, that Spot of Earth be found? / Art Thou a Man/ A Patriot? Look around, / Oh, Thou shalt find, howe'er thy footsteps roam. / That Land, thy Country - And that Spot, thy Home."

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        Geschichte und System der Staatswissenschaft

      Freiburg, Groos 1839. 22 cm. 3 Bände. Insgesamt 1976 Seiten mit 3 mehrfach gefalteten Tabellen. Festeinband, Pappband der Zeit mit Rückenschild - Humpert 8092 - 1-2: F. J. Buß, Geschichte der Staatswissenschaft; 3: G. Ph. Hepp, System der Staatswissenschaft. Deutsch von F. J. Buß. Franz Joseph von Buß (1803-78), Schüler Carl Theodor Welckers, gehörte 1837-40, 1846-48 und 1873 der Zweiten Kammer des badischen Landtages sowie 1873 dem Reichstag an. 1837, jüngster Abgeordneter, regte er erstmals in einem deutschen Parlament eine Arbeiterschutz-Gesetzgebung an und erstrebte eine soziale Wirtschaftsordnung (NDB III, 72). Ecken angestoßen, stellenweise stockfleckig. -

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        The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. With Illustrations by Phiz.

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1839 - 2 volumes, octavo (210 × 130 mm). Early twentieth-century dark green half morocco, spines gilt in compartments, marbled sides with double gilt rules, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Spines sunned, extremities rubbed, internally quite fresh; excellent condition. Half-titles present, and a parts-issue front wrapper bound in at the front of volume one. Engraved frontispiece after D. Maclise, 39 plates by Phiz, copiously extra-illustrated with 200 additional plates. First edition. An attractively bound and copiously extra-illustrated set. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The LIFE And ADVENTURES Of NICHOLAS NICKLEBY. By Charles Dickens (Boz).

      Lea & Blanchard. Successors to Carey & Co., Philadelphia: 1839 - 40 inserted plates after PHIZ redrawn [primarily] by Yeager. Bit of cloth bubbling to front board. Usual foxing to paper. Period [1840] signature of Capt H B Sawyer, USN. A VG copy. Original publisher's brown muslin cloth, with gilt stamped spine (professionally recased). 10" x 6". Signed in 6s. 1st US book edition (VanderPoel B125(2); cf. Edgar & Vail, p. 18; Gimbel A43, 'fourth copy'). i-ii, 3-5, vi - viii, 13 - 403, [1 (blank)], [4] pp, double column of text. Adverts last 4 pages. Printed by T.K. & P.G. Collins; Stereotyped by J. Fagan, Philadelphia. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The LIFE And ADVENTURES Of NICHOLAS NICKLEBY

      Philadelphia:: Lea & Blanchard. Successors to Carey & Co.. 1839.. 10" x 6-1/4". Signed in 6s. 1st US book edition (VanderPoel B125(2); cf. Edgar & Vail, p. 18; Gimbel A43, 'fourth copy'). i-ii, 3-5, vi - viii, 13 - 403 pp, double column of text. Printed by T.K. & P.G. Collins; Stereotyped by J. Fagan, Philadelphia.. Modern brown leather spine, gilt decorated & lettered, over original publisher's vertically-ribbed tan cloth boards. Modern cloth slipcase.. Overall VG (usual foxing to text paper; plates uncommonly. clean/faint period pencil pos to ffep).. This issue of the work, published the same month as the 20th Part, with a tipped-in publisher slip vice the frontis portrait, is quite Rare; is the first time we've ever owned such and we find mention of no other copy thus supplied aside from that noted in the VanderPoel Collection. . 39 (of 40) inserted plates after PHIZ redrawn [primarily] by Yeager. The frontis of Dickens not available when this copy was bound, so opposite the t.p., the publisher's tipped-in a printed slip stating: "On presentation of this slip, a copy of the Authorized portrait of Mr. Dickens will be delivered to the bearer, for Lea & Blanchard's illustrated edition of Nicholas Nickleby, which is now engraving on steel, and to be ready by the end of December. The purchasers of the numbers will receive the portrait in the New Work of Mr. Dickens, to be issued next year. / Philadelphia, November, 1839.

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        The Poetical Works of... Edited by Mrs. Shelley

      London: Edward Moxon, 1839. . First authorized edition, four volumes, 12mo. Portrait frontispiece and inscription on half title in volume I, bookplates of Julian Henry Charles Fane, diplomat and minor poet. Original green ribbed cloth, spines a little sunned, some light marking to covers, spine ends bumped with slight wear, but overall a well preserved set. Containing Mary Shelley’s valuable notes, this set was published after various pirated editions had kept Shelley’s poetry in the public eye, and also includes hitherto unpublished lyrics from extant manuscripts.

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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 Scottish Forests; legends; Superstitions; Stories of Poachers and Freebooters, &c

      London: John Murray, 1839. Second. hardcover. very good. Frontispiece and extra illustrated title page, both engraved after paintings by Edwin Landseer. With 11 additional sepia toned lithograph plates; other figures in the text. xix, [i], 440pp. Tall 8vo, beautifully bound in original brown polished calf with elaborate gilt-decorated spine, outer dentelles and marbled edges. London: John Murray, 1839. A New Edition. Binding only lightly worn with some fading to covers; scattered foxing, mostly on endpapers and rear of plates, otherwise a very nice copy of this scarce book.

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

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

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        The First Steeple-Chace on Record (Set of four)

      Ben. Brooks, London 1839 - Beautiful set of four aquatints depicting the first steeple-chase race on record. Plate I is titled "Ipswich, the Watering-place behind the Barracks", Plate II "The large field near Biles's Corner", Plate III "The last field near Nacton Heath" and Plate IV "Nacton Church and Village". Unusual for depicting night scenes, these four plates were published in "A Monthly Chronicle of The Turf, The Chase, and Rural Sports in all their Varieties", a nineteenth century monthly which reported on the present day equestrian sporting life. Drawn by Henry Alken, a leading British sporting artist. Each plate has overall toning and minor tape residue. Tears to Plate I, tears and loss to upper left corner to Plate II, chip to lower right corner and tears to edges and center of image to Plate III, tears to Plate IV. View (set of four). Aquatint with original hand coloring. Each page measures 14" x 16".

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        1. Undersögelse om de almindelige Naturkræfter og deres gjensidige Afhængighed og i særdeleshed om den ved visse faste Legemers Gnidning udviklede Varme [Survey on the Universal Forces of Nature and their Mutial Dependence and especially about the Heat that Emerges from the Friction of Certain Bodies]; 2. Om Magnetens Indvirkning paa blödt Jern [On the Effect of the Magnet on Soft Iron]; 3. Om de almindelige Naturkræfter og deres gjensidige Afhængighed [On the Universal Forces of Nature and their Mutial Dependence].Copenhagen: Bianco Luno, 1850. First edition.

      Rare offprint issues of these three important papers, by the co-discoverer of the principle of conservation of energy, published one year before Mayer's <i>Bemerkungen über das mechanische Aequivalent der Wärme</i> (i.e., Dibner 157).<br/><br/> "A concept of special and abiding importance to Colding was the notion of a 'principle of the imperishability of the forces of nature,' and it is this phase of his scientific and philosophical work that is likely to be of principal interest to scholars outside Denmark. Aside from the general intellectual milieu fostered at the Polytechnic, several specific factors are discernible in the background of this idea. By Colding's own account the earliest hint of the idea occurred to him in 1839, while still a student, when he was led to contemplate 'd'Alembert's principle concerning lost forces.' The starting point for these speculations was, however, as much of a religious and metaphysical nature:<br/><br/> <i>'My first thought concerning the imperishability of the forces of nature I have, as I have mentioned earlier, borrowed from the view that the forces of nature must be related to the spiritual in nature, to the eternal reason as well as to the human soul. Thus it was the religious philosophy of life that led me to the concept of the imperishability of forces. By this line of reasoning I became convinced that just as it is true that the human soul is immortal, so it must also surely be a general law of nature that the forces of nature are imperishable (L. A. Colding, Naturvidenskabelige Betragtninger . . ., 155).'</i><br/><br/> Oersted's personal influence on Colding's religiophilosophical development is clear and was repeatedly acknowledged by Colding himself. Moreover, his preoccupation with a fundamental underlying harmony or unity in the material world was a recurrent and dominant contemporary philosophical view, voiced especially in <i>Naturphilosophie</i>, of which Oersted was a firm adherent. <br/><br/> In 1839 Colding finally had the opportunity to assist Oersted in a series of fundamental experiments on the compression of water, a subject that had occupied Oersted off and on for many years. The results were puzzling at the time, and only in the following decade was the underlying effect - the increase in temperature of a liquid when it is adiabatically compressed -recognized as central to the concept of energy and its conservation. <br/><br/> "The energy concept was vaguely recognized by 1840, having essentially been anticipated but not published or expounded publicly by Sadi Carnot. The first explicit suggestion of an invariable relationship between heat and mechanical work was put forth by J. R. Mayer in Germany in 1842 and a year later, independently, by J. P. Joule in England and by Colding. The circumstances surrounding this nearly simultaneous enunciation of the principle of the conservation of the "forces" of nature, and its manifold sources, have received considerable attention from historians of nineteenth-century science. Mayer, a physician, was first guided to the principle through metabolic observations on the relationship between heat produced by the human organism and the work expended in producing it. Joule, in contrast, was a physical scientist and brilliant experimenter. Originally concerned with improving the efficiency of electric motors, he employed his gift for precision measurements to yield a long series of determinations of the "mechanical equivalent" of heat with steadily increasing accuracy. Colding appears to have compounded the energy principle from a complex merger of metaphysical speculation and experiment. In 1847 appeared the classic treatise by Helmholtz, which treated the interconversion of forms of energy from a very general point of view. It had considerable influence on the mature formulation Page 86 | Top of Articleof the energy concept, although the systematic development of thermodynamics came in the second half of the century, mainly by R. Clausius, W. J. Rankine, and William Thomson. <br/><br/> "Colding's first paper on the subject, 'Nogle Saetninger om Kraefterne' ('Theses Concerning Force'), was read before the Danish Society of Sciences in 1843, although its publication was delayed until 1856. In it he first summarized available data on friction and compressibilities of various materials indicating that the heat evolved is dependent on the compression or friction. Next, he reported on an experiment of his own in which the mechanical work required to move a weighted sled over a track of metal rails was correlated with the linear expansion of rails and sled runners, as a result of the frictional heating. He concluded that ". . . the quantities of heat evolved are, in every case, proportional to the lost moving forces," although he neglected to condense these preliminary results in a numerical coefficient of proportionality. Consequently, 'When a force seems to disappear it merely undergoes a transformation, whereupon it becomes effective in other forms.' <br/><br/> "On Oersted's recommendation, a more elaborate version of this experiment, supported by the Danish Society of Sciences, was subsequently carried out by Colding. The new results were reported at the 1847 meeting of Scandinavian scientists in Copenhagen, and published in the first of two companion papers in 1850, 'Undersögelse om de almindelige Naturkraefter og deres gjensidige Afhaengighed og isaerdeleshed om den ved visse faste Legemers Gnidning udviklede Varme' ('Investigation Concerning the Universal Forces of Nature and Their Mutual Dependence and Especially Concerning the Heat Evolved From the Friction of Certain Solid Bodies'). From these measurements he adopted a value for the mechanical equivalent of heat approximately 14 percent lower than the modern accepted value (by this time Joule was within 1 percent of the accepted value). An alternative derivation of this constant yielding (fortuitously, as it turned out) essentially the same value, based on Oersted's experiments on the compression of water and on the then available (albeit not very accurate) value for the specific heat of air appeared in his second paper of 1850. 'Om de almindelige Naturkraefter og deres gjensidige Afhaengighed' ('On the Universal Forces of Nature and Their Mutual Dependence'), which is largely theoretical and devoted to a mathematical treatment of thermodynamic relations." (DSB).. Offprints from the Proceedings of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences, 1850, large 4to (269 x 210 mm), in original blue plain wrappers, uncut and unopened

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        [Cave-In-Rock. view on the Ohio [Vig. 7]

      Paris, Coblenz and London: 1839-42]. Aquatint engraving by Lucas Weber after Bodmer, proof before all letters, issue with one figure at the rail on the right hand side of the deck of the paddle-steamer, extensive use of aquatint on the river and scrub and small trees next to the boat on the far right. 10 3/16 x 13 3/4 inches. 12 3/8 x 17 7/8 inches. A very rare proof before letters En route to St.Louis, Missouri, Bodmer, Prince Maximilian and Dreidoppel traveled via the Ohio river. About twenty-five miles beyond Shawnee Town, Bodmer sketched this intriguing geological rock formation known as Cave-In-Rock on the Illinois side of the river near Cave-In-Rock Island. The scene also includes an Ohio steamer flanked by two Ohio keelboats, all caught against a late evening sky. Unsurprisingly, the area is now part of a National Park. Karl Bodmer&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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 Daily Pittsburgh Gazette,Volume VI, Nos. 194-310 & Vol. VII, Nos. 1-131. 247 issues bound into 2 volumes

      Pittsburgh: Craig and Grant. 1839. Hardcover. Good +. 2 volumes in faded brown marble boards with leather spines. Folios, 21"x15.5". Contains the Daily Pittsburgh Gazette, Volume VI, Nos. 194- (Wednesday March 13--Saturday, July 27, 1839) Volume VII, No. 1 (Monday July 29-Wednesday, December, 28, 1839) In expectedly delicate condition (fragile edges, some chipping, etc.), but overall good, clean and unmarked. Boards are heavily worn at the edges, with library markings. Withdrawn stamp appears on the first issue of each volume, but these are otherwise free of library markings. Very scarce early newspaper. . Now known as the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, this publication is the longest running in the region, as well as being the first paper to be published West of the Allegheny Mountains (1786). Under its first editor John Scull, it was known as the Gazette. After his retirement in 1828, the Gazette passed into the hands of Morgan Neville who changed the name of the Pittsburgh Gazette and Manufacturing and Mercantile Advertiser and, within a year, sold it to David McClean. The McCleans dropped the long title and reverted back to the Gazette. Neville Craig, editor of these issues, followed the McCleans and brought new life to what had become a somewhat stodgy publication. Under Craig, the Gazette became a personalized "daily" with many new features and a Washington correspondent.

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        THE MANSIONS OF ENGLAND IN THE OLDEN TIMES [FIRST THROUGH 4TH SERIES] [Lbc]

      London: T. M&#39;Lean,. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1839-40-41-49. First Edition. Hardcover. Tinted litho; Folio 15 x 22"; Orig. 1/2 black calf leather & gilt-lettered cloth; scuffed, binding firm. With 104 tinted litho plates (including vignette titles). Moderate foxing to dedication/contents leaves, scattered light foxing to plates, some chipping to corner margins of Second Series [1840], plates. Abbey, Scenery, 402 (calling for 106 plates - copy above complete as issued) Elizabethan and early Jacobean houses of England as they looked in the mid-19th century, but populated with people. FIRST EDITION. THE TURNOR COPY OF &#39;AN EARLY EXAMPLE OF THREE-COLOUR PRINTING&#39; (Abbey). Views originated in drawings of two state visits which Nash, an architectural draughtsman and student of Pugin, had made on Queen Victoria&#39;s instructions, and were then supplemented with further views to complete the series. With The Mansions of England in Olden Times (London: 1839-1849) , M. Twyman considers Views Nash&#39;s &#39;only other important original publication&#39; (Lithography 1800-1850, London: 1970, p. 216). Although no printer&#39;s name is given, it seems most probable that the work was printed by Charles Hullmandel, who was responsible for Nash&#39;s lithographs at this time .

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        The Great Sphinx, Pyramids of Gizeh. July 17th 1839

      F.G. Moon, London - Majestic view of the iconic Sphinx in beautiful subtle colors, from David Roberts' "Views in the Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia". Born in Scotland, Roberts (1796-1864) gained renown as a landscape artist from documenting his extensive travels through Spain and the Near and Middle East. His most well known work, "Views in the Holy Land.Egypt and Nubia" illustrates Roberts' trip in 1838-39. The subsequent publication was issued in 41 parts between 1842 and 1849. This magnificent set was a collaborative project between Roberts and the skilled printer Louis Haghe (1806-1885) and is recognized as one of the most important lithographic works of the 19th century. Small tear to right edge. View. Tinted lithograph. Image including text measures 14.25" x 21", sheet measures 16.75" x 24".

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        The LIFE And ADVENTURES Of NICHOLAS NICKLEBY. By Charles Dickens (Boz)

      Philadelphia:: Lea & Blanchard. Successors to Carey & Co.. 1839.. 10" x 6". Signed in 6s. 1st US book edition (VanderPoel B125(2); cf. Edgar & Vail, p. 18; Gimbel A43, &#39;fourth copy&#39;). i-ii, 3-5, vi - viii, 13 - 403, [1 (blank)], [4] pp, double column of text. Adverts last 4 pages. Printed by T.K. & P.G. Collins; Stereotyped by J. Fagan, Philadelphia.. Original publisher&#39;s brown muslin cloth, with gilt stamped spine (professionally recased).. Bit of cloth bubbling to front board. Usual foxing to paper. Period. [1840] signature of Capt H B Sawyer, USN. A VG copy.. 40 inserted plates after PHIZ redrawn [primarily] by Yeager.

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        The LIFE And ADVENTURES Of NICHOLAS NICKLEBY.

      Lea & Blanchard. Successors to Carey & Co., Philadelphia: 1839 - 39 (of 40) inserted plates after PHIZ redrawn [primarily] by Yeager. The frontis of Dickens not available when this copy was bound, so opposite the t.p., the publisher's tipped-in a printed slip stating: "On presentation of this slip, a copy of the Authorized portrait of Mr. Dickens will be delivered to the bearer, for Lea & Blanchard's illustrated edition of Nicholas Nickleby, which is now engraving on steel, and to be ready by the end of December. The purchasers of the numbers will receive the portrait in the New Work of Mr. Dickens, to be issued next year. / Philadelphia, November, 1839. This issue of the work, published the same month as the 20th Part, with a tipped-in publisher slip vice the frontis portrait, is quite Rare; is the first time we've ever owned such and we find mention of no other copy thus supplied aside from that noted in the VanderPoel Collection. Overall VG (usual foxing to text paper; plates uncommonly clean/faint period pencil pos to ffep). Modern brown leather spine, gilt decorated & lettered, over original publisher's vertically-ribbed tan cloth boards. Modern cloth slipcase. 10" x 6-1/4". Signed in 6s. 1st US book edition (VanderPoel B125(2); cf. Edgar & Vail, p. 18; Gimbel A43, 'fourth copy'). i-ii, 3-5, vi - viii, 13 - 403 pp, double column of text. Printed by T.K. & P.G. Collins; Stereotyped by J. Fagan, Philadelphia. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        OLIVER TWIST; or, The Parish Boy&#39;s Progress

      Paris:: Published by A. and W. Galignani & Co.,. 1839.. 8vo. 8-7/8" x 5-3/8". 1st edition thus. [4], 367, [1 (blank)] pp. Untrimmed.. Period brown quarter-leather with marbled boards. Gilt spine lettering.. General binding wear & rubs to boards. Foxing. Small, neat pos to. ffep upper corner. A VG copy.. For many years, it was thought the 1846 Bradbury & Evans edition was the first &#39;octavo&#39; edition (cf. Eckel, p. 62). This Galignanai edition obviously deserves consideration for that appellation, though it&#39;s scarcity undoubtedly contributed to the 1846&#39;s notation as such in the Dickens&#39; literature. Not in Eckel, Gimbel, or VanderPoel.

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        OLIVER TWIST; or, The Parish Boy's Progress

      Published by A. and W. Galignani & Co. Paris:: Published by A. and W. Galignani & Co.,. 1839.. 8vo. 8-7/8" x 5-3/8". 1st edition thus. [4], 367, [1 (blank)] pp. Untrimmed.. Period brown quarter-leather with marbled boards.Gilt spine lettering.. General binding wear & rubs to boards. Foxing. Small, neat pos to. ffep upper corner. A VG copy.. For many years, it was thought the 1846 Bradbury & Evans edition was the first 'octavo' edition (cf. Eckel, p. 62). This Galignanai edition obviously deserves consideration for that appellation, though it's scarcity undoubtedly contributed to the 1846's notation as such in the Dickens' literature. Not in Eckel, Gimbel, or VanderPoel.

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        Panorama der Oesterreichischen Monarchie, oder malerisch-romantisches Denkbuch der schönsten und merkwürdigsten Gegenden derselben ... sowie der interessantesten Donau-Ansichten

      Pesth u. Lpz., Hartleben (1839-40).. Bd. 2 (v. 3). S. 3-208 (v. 255) Mit 31 (v. 39) Taf. in Stahlstich. HLn. d. Zt. Berieb. Im. w. Rd. durchgeh. leicht stockfl. u. wasserrandig. Nebehay-W. 418 - Ansichten v. Mailand (3), Aschach, der Babakai, Saeusenstein, Venedig (2), Ottensheim, Trajans-Tafel bei Ogredina, Gaming, Aggstein, Josephsplatz in Wien, Visegrad, Ellbogen, Peterwardein, Teschen, Engelhardszell, St. Stephan, Illck (richtig Semlin), St. Michael in der Wachau, Mehadia, Marbach u. Maria Taferl, Illok, die Murazzu bei Venedig, Göttweig, Verona, Vicenza, der Graben in Wien;

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