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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.

      [Bookseller: Daniel Crouch Rare Books LLP]
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        Pteroglossus Castinotus. Chestnut-Eared 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

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries of Philadelphia, PA]
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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.

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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.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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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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        Die Gewissheit und Würde der Heilkunst. Für das nicht-ärztliche Publikum dargestellt.,

      Wien, Gerold 1839. - 8°. X, 170 S., 1 Bl. OBrosch. Umschl. etw. randrissig. Papierbed. durchgeh. leicht stockfl. Schönbauer 266; Hirsch-H. II, 511 - Seltene Erstausgabe. Eine zweite Ausg. erschien erst 1848. Feuchtersleben war Doktor der Arzneikunde, Mitglied der medizinischen Fakultät und der k.k. Gesellschaft der Ärzte in Wien. Gewicht in Gramm: 300 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Velez Malaga.

      Scenery of Portugal & Spain. P&D. COLNAGHI & CO. PALL MALL, East. ACKERMANN & CO. STRAND. 1839 - Size: 395 x 280 mm. Fine condition. Hole to the top left corner, not affecting the image. Lithograph. Original colour. George Vivian (1798-1873), draughtsman and painter from London, travelled through Spain and Portugal making sketches of many old buildings and towns. On his return Vivian made the drawings famous publishing a collection of lithographs under the title "Scenery of Portugal & Spain". The work consists of 33 magnificent drawings on stone by L. Haghe. Vivian selected the most interesting and picturesque scenes for the lithographs, delivering a vivid picture of the countries in the early nineteenth century. Vivian notes: 'Velez Malaga in Andalusia. The view is taken from within the Town. The large building is the Carmen Convent. A Moorish Citadel crowns the hill to the left, and the Church de los Remedios to the right.' Engraved by HAGHE, L.

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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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        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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        Acts of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia, Passed in Milledgeville At An Annual Session in November and December, 1838; 1839; 1840

      P L Robinson; Grieve & Orme; William S Rogers 1839; 1840; 1841, Milledgeville - 8vo. A sammelband of 3 separate Acts bound into one volume. 285pp., 35pp. appendix, xiv index; 224pp.; 219pp., 11pp index to Laws, 110pp. index to Resolutions. Brown calf leather binding with title "Laws of Georgia" stamped in gilt on red label on spine and 1838, 39, 40 stamped in gilt on black spine label. Front hinge glued. Rear hinge natural. Scuff marks to leather. Light to moderate foxing to contents. Some of the top edge margins cut too close resulting in minute loss of page headings. Previous owner Lawrence B Custer Attorney At Law Marietta, Georgia ink stamp on right front free end sheet and most recent owners name written below ink stamp. Many Acts inside relating to Slavery, Railroads, Infrastructure, etc. inside. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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        ORNITHOLOGICAL BIOGRAPHY, OR AN ACCOUNT OF THE HABITS OF THE BIRDS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

      Edinburgh. 1831-1839. - Five volumes. A few in-text illustrations. Half title in third, fourth, and fifth volumes. Large thick octavos. 20th-century cloth, spines gilt. An occasional bit of tanning or a fox mark, but generally quite clean internally. Very good. This is Audubon's text, designed to accompany the elephant folio edition of THE BIRDS OF AMERICA, giving sketches of the birds described therein. Of great interest are Audubon's accounts of his travels and adventures in the American hinterland, scattered through the volumes as part of the bird descriptions and as separate anecdotes. Includes accounts of his experiences in the Florida Keys, along the Mississippi, and in Louisiana and Kentucky in the 1820s and '30s. Audubon published the text separately from the double elephant folio plates in order to avoid a stricture of the British Copyright Act of 1709, which would have required him to deposit a set of the plates with each of nine depository libraries in the United Kingdom. The publication date on the titlepage of the fifth volume is incorrectly printed as "1849." One of the classic texts of American natural history. HOWES A389, "aa." MEISEL III, p.406. SABIN 2366. CLARK II:179 (ref). SERVIES 1532, 1677, 1743, 2120, 2302.

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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]

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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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