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        The Wild Sports of Southern Africa: Being the Narrative of an Expedition from the Cape of Good Hope, through the Territories of the Chief Moselekatse, to the Tropic of Capricorn

      London - John Murray, 1839 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An uncommonfirst edition ofHarris's account of his African expedition and sporting activities. Rather uncommon and a very sought after early big game book. Can comand up to 850. Here in an original full leather binding. Featuring eight plates, collated complete,including a fold out map of 'Africa North East of the Cape Colony', with a route marked in red. Clippings of a listing for this title from 'Bernard Quaritch's Cataogue, No. 237', dated February 1905, have been pasted to the rear blank. Condition: In a decorative full calf binding. Externally, some shelfwear. wear to top and tail of spine with slight loss. Joints only just starting. Internally, firmly bound. Occasional spotting to pages and plates,withoccasional marks. Small tidemarks to several plates, notably Plate 5, which also has a previous repair. Overall: GOOD..

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        The White Castels on the Upper Missouri [Tab. 37]

      Paris, Coblenz and London: [1839-1842]. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by Himely after Bodmer, blindstamp. One small repaired tear to upper blank margin not affecting plate area. 15 3/4 x 20 5/8 inches. 17 1/4 x 23 7/8 inches. Prince Maximilian and his party left Fort Union on 6 July aboard the 60-foot keelboat Flora and eventually arrived at Fort McKenzie on 9 August 1833. In his journal for 25 July Prince Maximilian describes the parties first view of the rock formation: `we reached a turn in the river, and sailed, for some time, rapidly upwards. This brought us to a remarkable place, where we thought that we saw before us, two white mountain castles. On the mountain of the south bank, there was a thick, snow-white layer, a far-extended stratum of a white sand-stone, which had been partly acted upon by the waters. At the end where it is exposed, being intersected by the valley, two high pieces, in the shape of buildings, had remained standing, and upon them lay remains of a more compact, yellowish red, thinner stratum of sand-stone, which formed the roofs of the united building. On the façade of the whole building, there were small perpendicular slits, which appeared to be so many windows'. 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.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        THE PRESENT STATE OF THE PRESENT STATE OF THE TURKISH EMPIRE

      London: John Ollivier, 1839. "Translated with notes and observations of the relations of England with Turkey and Russia"; pp. lxxx, 341(i blank), 2 pages adverts, folding engraved map. Original publisher's black cloth binding with gilt lettering to the spine, and blind stamped decoration to the boards, very good with a little general wear and slight rubbing to extremities, expertly and inconspicuously rebacked, small rubbed area to the base of the spine, otherwise the spine is very good and not faded. Contents clean and tight, original yellow end papers, the front one with a contemporary signature of Smith (probably not the Author) and a very small rubbed area, no other marks or inscriptions, folding map very good and without tears. A very good tight copy. [Blackmer 1081] The English edition of Marmont's account of his travels. Smith, who was anti-Russian, contributes copious additions and notes to Marmont's arguments.. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No dust jacket. 8vo (15 x 23cm).

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        Autograph Letter, signed ("W. S. Landor") to a recipient in Bristol ("Cutler" ?]

      Bath: S. James Square, 4 July, 1839. 4to. One page, one singlke folded sheet; with integral leaf addressed on verso. Integral address leaf reattached to a stub. Minor staining, address obscured by numerous forwarding notes, chip from outer edge of address leaf from wax seal . Landor (1775-1864) writes to a mutual acquaintance about his friend Robert Southey: "You will be gratified by the union of your friend Southey with a lady so worthy of him both by her writing and and her genius." On 4 June 1839, Southey married his longtime friend, the poet Caroline Anne Bowles (1786-1854), only two years after the passing of his first wife. His new wife was Caroline Anne Bowles (1786-1854). Three months after their marriage, Southey became hopelessly senile, unable to read or write. "Although Southey suffered from dementia in his last years, he could remember Landor's name when everything else was forgotten -" (ODNB)

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        Missouri Indian. Oto Indian. Chief of the Puncas. [Tab. 7]

      Paris, Coblenz and London: [1839-1842]. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by Hürlimann after Bodmer, blind stamp. 18 x 24 1/2 inches. This dignified triple portrait is made up from three sketches made by Bodmer over a period of more than a year: the unidentified Oto man was sketcehd at Pilcher's trading post on the return down river in May 1834, the Missouri man, Mahinkacha ('Maker of Knives') was drawn on 16 May 1834 at Joseph Roubidoux's trading post above Cantonment Leavenworth. The most striking image, of Schuh-De-Ga-Che ('He Who Smokes'), was made by Bodmer on the way up the river after stopping on 11 May 1833 near White Bear Bluffs to take on board three Ponca Indians. A chief of his tribe, Schuh- De-Ga-Che wears a peace medal with a depiction of President Madison. 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.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Complete Collection of early Adelaide newspaper 'The Southern Australian'

      Adelaide,: Archibald MacDougall, 1839.. Large folio, bound volume of fifty issues in contemporary provincial binding (now worn, front board quite loose); aside from some worming to the bottom blank margin with no loss of text an unusually well preserved collection. A wonderfully preserved collection of the Southern Australian, Adelaide's second locally printed newspaper. This bound volume comprises the second year of publication, from January 9 to December 26 1839.Founded by Charles Mann and James Hurtle Fisher, the Southern Australian was preceded by the more official South Australian Gazette and Colonial Register. Publication began in 1838 and the paper was released each Wednesday morning (becoming bi-weekly in 1840 until the paper closed in 1844). The Southern Australian was printed by Archibald MacDougall, then acting Government printer whose busy workshop was located in in Rundle Street. Interestingly, Archibald's brother John Campbell MacDougall also emigrated to Australia and established as a well-respected printer in Hobart prior to his untimely decease.This complete annual run of the Southern Australian provides an animated account of the colony of South Australia in its early years. Alongside commercial and legal entries we learn of important developments in South Australian history, breakthrough's in inland exploration (such as a description of Eyre's journey dated 13March) and a good measure of gossip and scandal due to a colonial outpost in its infancy.Of some interest is the special obituary issue dedicated to Colonel William Light dated 9 October. The borders and columns are blocked in heavy black ink as a sign of respect. By contemporary accounts Light was a gregarious man of unusual industry and talent. In early 1836 he was appointed Surveyor General of South Australia and chose the site of Adelaide (while undertaking vast inland surveys with a handful of staff in seemingly unworkable conditions). Although Light died consumptive and penniless he is lauded in the warmest terms in the Southern Australian obituary: 'Colonel Light was a man of the finest feelings, and the most refined sentiments of honour. Hence the ill usage he received had a most injurious effect upon his mind and constitution, and in great measure hastened his death.'Given the ephemeral nature of the medium, to find a complete annual run of any early colonial newspaper is unusual, especially in this state of preservation. In addition to the regular weekly issues this bound collection includes the two supplements or 'second editions' printed on Friday (rather than Wednesday).Ferguson, 2631.

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        Le Musée pour rire. Dessins par tous les caricaturistes de Paris. Texte par MM. Maurice Alhoy, Louis Huart et Ch. Philipon

      Paris: Aubert, 1839. Livre. Illus. by Honoré Daumier, Gavarni, Frédéric Bouchot, Victor Adam, Plattier, Benjamin, Pruche, Bourdet, Platel, Grandville. Bon. Demi-reliure à coins. Edition originale. Paris, Chez Aubert, 1839-1840. 3 volumes in-4, 26 x 20 cm (R), chaque volume comporte 50 livraisons de 2 ff. portant chacune 1 lithographie en noir à pleine page et une illustration en en-tête répétée, en tête de chaque volume, 2 ff. n. ch. (faux-titre et titre) et 2 ff. n. ch. en fin de chaque volume (table), le tome 2 comporte également 2 ff. d'annonces de l'éditeur, reliure moderne de demi-chagrin rouge à coins, dos à 5 nerfs, têtes dorées, couvertures bleues imprimées et illustrées (usagées) du tome 1 conservées. Edition originale et premier tirage des 150 lithographies, dont 45 par Honoré Daumier, 42 par Gavarni, 22 par Frédéric Bouchot, 10 par Victor Adam, 7 par Plattier, les autres par Benjamin, Pruche, Bourdet, Platel, Grandville, Edme-Jean Pigal, Alophe Menut, Charles Vernier, Charles-Joseph Traviès, etc. Rare et bien complet. La présence d'une des couvertures est remarquable. Des rousseurs, souvent éparses, mais parfois importantes. (VICAIRE, I, 32-33) (2,8 kg).

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        [Mouth of the Fox River (Indiana) [Tab. 5]

      Paris, Coblenz and London: 1839-1842]. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by Himely after Bodmer, issue with no imprint line and with no English title, blindstamp. 16 1/4 x 21 1/4 inches. 17 3/4 x 24 9/16 inches. A highly evocative view of the confluence of the Fox and Wabash Rivers: the almost pre-Columbian scene is shown at sunset, the final red light of the sun adding an ochre wash to the entire scene. Cattle drink from their watering- place on the opposite bank, a flock of Carolina Parrakeets settles down noisily at the roost for the night, beneath a Bald Eagle perches watchfully: all this is allied with the untamed nature of the landscape and gives us a view of America as it was before the arrival of the white man. Prince Maximilian's health had suffered on the journey out to New Harmony, and during November and December 1832, whilst he recovered, Bodmer and Dreidoppel made many excursions along the rivers in search of zoological specimens. On 6 December 1832 Maximilian was sufficiently recovered to accompany them and as he recorded in his journal `Mr. Bodmer made a drawing from an interesting landscape, the estuary of the Fox River into the Wabash', he goes on, the water was `clear and dark green' and the surrounding forest of `colossal Plantanus trees were shining white in the densely tangled thicket'. 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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        Steeplechase]. The First Steeple-Chase on Record (The Night Riders of Nacton).

      London, B. Brooks, 1839. - 4 aquatints in contemp. hand colour, c. 265 x 270 mm each. Matted. Complete set of Alken's famous series, engraved by J. Harris. Scenes of a nocturnal steeplechase, supposedly performed in December 1803 by a group of young cavalry officers betting on their horses' merits: "Plate I. Ipswich, the Watering-Place behind the Barracks. Preparing to start"; "Plate II. The large field near Biles's Corner. Whoop! and away"; "Plate III. The last field near Nacton Heath. Accomplished Smashers"; "Plate IV. Nacton Church and Village. The finish - a good five still alive. Grand Chorus". - Slightly browned, but well preserved. "Splendid set" (Craven, Sporting Review, 1839, p. 312). Siltzer 63.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Woman of the Snake Tribe. Woman of the Cree Tribe [Tab. 33]

      Paris, Coblenz and London: [1839-1842]. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by P. Legrand after Bodmer, blindstamp. Repaired tear to lower blank margin, three small repaired tears to left blank margin, none affecting the plate area. 14 1/4 x 18 1/4 inches. 18 x 24 3/4 inches. A fine double- portrait composed by Bodmer from individual portraits executed at Fort McKenzie and Fort Union. The figure on the left is of a Shoshone (or Shoshoni) woman who was the wife of Marcereau, a fur company employee, who was based at Fort McKenzie. Bodmer sketched her on about 6 September in June of 1833. There were a number of Shoshone women at the fort who were said to have been captured from their home territory west of the Rocky Mountains by raiding Blackfeet. The figure to the right is a Cree woman, married to Deschamps, a man employed by the fur company as a hunter. She was sketched by Bodmer in October 1833 at Fort Union as the party made its way from Fort Mckenzie back down to Fort Clarke and their winter quarters. The blue-black patterning to the chin is a quite distinctive Cree pattern. 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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        SPECIMENS OF PRINTING TYPES.,

      Edinburgh, 1839. - 5 3/4 x 9 1/2. 85 leaves printed one side only. Original printed boards with title on upper cover, leather spine.; extremities worn Upper cover and first two ll. detached. Other wise very good, contents clean with no excisions. Inscribed by Neill on the title page. This is the Birrell & Garnett copy, No. 104 in their 'Catalogue of Typefounders' SpecimensÉ' B&G note that Neill (& Co.) started a foundry in 1790 which was discontinued in 1818 and then reopened in 1838. Reed/Johnson provide a similar history. According to B&G this is the first specimen that has been recorded, and the only copy they had been able to trace. The earliest specimen in the National Library of Scotland is dated 1840. Attractively produced specimen. The job faces (34 leaves) are displayed on facing pages with the identical text but using different leading; the wider spaced text pages are all composed within a nice typographic border. The decorative material and borders (16 ll.) are shown in full page composition, nesting two or three different settings. The balance of the specimen is a showing of display faces including several pages of wood type.No other copies located. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Veatchs Arts of the Book, ABAA]
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        The Conchologist's First Book: a System of Testaceous Malacology Arranged Expressively for the Use of Schools. The animals according to Culvier, are given with the shells. A great number of the new species added, and the whole brought up, as accurately as

      Philadelphia: Haswell, Barrington and Haswell, 1839. First issue, illustrated with 12 uncolored plates, plate 3 in state A, 156pp., bound in pink pictorial paper covered boards backed in roan, spine ruled in gilt, some soiling to boards, scattered foxing throughout as usual. A very good copy [.BAL 16131]. First Edition. 12mo.

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        Funeral Scaffold of a Sioux Chief near Fort Pierre [Tab. 11]

      Paris, Coblenz and London: [1839-42]. Aquatint engraving by Hürlimann after Bodmer, proof on india paper mounted, blindstamp. Small discrete ink collection stamp to verso. 14 1/8 x 17 inches. 18 1/8 x 24 3/4 inches. A rare India proof of an image of powerful spirituality: the living continue their lives whilst acknowledging both the mortality of their relatives and by extension themselves. This fine plate is from a sketch by Bodmer made on 28 April 1834 during the journey back down the Missouri River. The scene is near Fort Pierre; the scaffold in the right foreground holds the remains of a warrior who had apparently been brought home from a great distance. Scaffold burial, on an erected platform or in the limbs of a tree, was a wide spread practice amongst the plains peoples in general and the Sioux in particular, for whom the ritual held deep spiritual significance. 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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        TEXAS. SKETCHES OF CHARACTER; MORAL & POLITICAL CONDITION OF THE REPUBLIC; THE JUDICIARY, &c. By Milam

      Philadelphia. 1839.. 95pp. 12mo. Original patterned green cloth, gilt leather label. Cloth lightly faded and stained, some wear at extremities. Contemporary gift inscription on front free endpaper. Very light tanning, a few fox marks. Overall, a very good copy. A rather scarce work on the Texas Republic. Streeter has identified the author of this work as Henry Thompson, a lawyer in Houston, and Mirabeau B. Lamar's private secretary early in 1839. He was killed the following year at the Council House fight. "These SKETCHES OF CHARACTER, which are given for several of the well-known citizens of Texas and the accounts of current affairs there, are well done, and are a contribution to our knowledge of the Texas of the first two or three years of the Republic" - Streeter. STREETER TEXAS 1357. HOWES T195, "b." RAINES, p.149. RADER 3112. SABIN 95117.

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        THE TORONTO ALMANAC AND ROYAL CALENDAR OF UPPER CANADA FOR THE YEAR 1839. Containing ... a General, Historical, Topographical, and Statistical View of the Province, and of its Resources, ... Brief Sketches of the Sister Colonies of British America

      Toronto: Published and Sold at the Palladium Office, York Street, 1839. 16 mo. (14 x 10 cm), pp. iv, [5]-224, then [1]-88, then [1]-77, iii. Original grayish blue printed paper wrappers, sewn binding. Bit of rubbing to the spine and joints, chipping at the corners, covers lightly soiled, else a very good copy. Very few copies exist in the original wrappers. Fleming. UC Imprints #1333; Hulse p.198 - Palladium Office founded by Charles Fothergill and his son Charles Forbes Fothergill, was active from 1837-1839; TPL 2323; Lande 2256; Gagnon II-42. . Fifth Edition. Original Wrappers. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Hugh Anson-Cartwright Fine Books, ABAC/I]
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        Jack Sheppard a romance. Illustrated by George Cruikshank

      London,: Richard Bentley,, 1839.. Three volumes, octavo, with 27 illustrations by George Cruikshank (one from volume 1 bound in volume 2), half-title missing from volume 3; a fine copy in later red morocco, spines gilt. First edition. The most celebrated of the prolific Ainsworth's "Newgate" novels, chronicling the career of the eponymous Sheppard (1702-24), a swashbuckling criminal who sensationally escaped from Newgate, only to be captured and hanged at Tyburn. The novel was well received, not least because of the vigorous plates by Cruikshank, better known for his work with Dickens.An elegant copy of the book, with the bookplate of Aldenham House, Hampshire.Sadleir, 14.

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        Memoirs of Charles Mathews, Comedian, second edition, complete in 4 volumes

      Richard Bentley, London 1839 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        Metodo Pratico e Progressivo per l'Insegnamento della Lingua Italiana

      Biella, Italy: Ignazio Fecia Libraio-Editore, 1839. "...Applicabile ad altre lingue con proposta di una poliantea universale figurata". Apparently a later printing, with a copyright notice stating 1826. It is an instructional dictionary and grammar of Italian, marvellously illustrated with 26 lithographic plates (2 images per plate) which illustrate the words. For example, one is of a barnyard which names all the animals; another of a kitchen with the utensils named. Fecia was an abbott, teacher, author, and founder of newspapers and schools, and if this book is any indication, very innovative in his teaching methods. This book is g+, in a half-leather binding (probably later but old today) with marbled boards which are rubbed and scratched. Spine is worn at extremities. Waterstain on the lower 3 inches of the first 30 pages; foxing light to moderate throughout (including plates). Plate 18 has a short tear at the bottom. 202 pp. incl. index; errata on last page.. Hard Cover.

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        Travels in South-Eastern Asia,

      Boston: Gould, Kendall, and Lincoln,, 1839. embracing Hindustan, Malaya, Siam, and China; with Notices of Numerous Missionary Stations, and a Full Account of the Burman Empire; with Dissertations, Tables, etc. 2 volumes octavo. Original brown ribbed cloth, title gilt to the spines together with a gilt block of the Buddha, block of a mandarin in blind to all boards. 5 steel-engraved plates, 2 of them mounted as frontispieces, folding map, and numerous wood-engraved illustrations to the text, some full-page. A little rubbed, some chipping and splitting at the spines, light toning, overall very good. First edition. Malcom was born in Philadelphia to a mercantile family, but after a year and a half at a "large commission house … he passed through a religious experience which resulted in him joining the Sansom Street Baptist Church" and studying at the Princeton Theological Seminary, being "ordained a Baptist clergyman" in 1820 (DAB). His career as a preacher came to an end in 1835 due to a throat disease, and he was sent to Asia by the American Baptist Foreign Missionary Union, "to examine into, and with the missionaries adjust, many points not easily settled by correspondence; to compare the various modes of operation in different missions" in the region. His three years of travel resulted in revealing descriptions of social, economic, and political conditions as well as meticulous reports on natural resources, the opium trade, agriculture, religion, and slavery.

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        Handbuch der medicinischen Klinik, 8 Bände (in 11 Bänden), Ganzleinen-Ausgabe.

      Berlin, Rücker und Püchler, 1832 – 1839. - Frühes, sehr umfassendes Standardwerk zur klinischen Medizin. Moritz Ernst Adolph Naumann (1788 – 1871) lehrte als Professor der Medizin an der Bonner Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität. Er gehörte unter anderem als Mitglied der Berliner Medicinisch-chirurgischen Gesellschaft und der Leipziger Naturforschenden Gesellschaft an. Bd. I: I. Klasse. Krankheiten des Pneumokardiakalsystems. A. Das einfache entzündliche Fieber und seine Varietäten. B. Rheumatismus. C. Pneumonia. D. Haemoptysis. E. Orrhymenitis thoracica. F. Phleganhymenitis thoracico-jugularis. G. Asthma – Lungenkrampf. H. Phthisis – Lungensucht (XVIII, 862 S.). Bd. II: I. Adenitis thoracico-jugularis. Krankheiten der in der Brusthöhle und im Halse gelegenen Drüsen. K. Carditis. Entzündliche Herzleiden. L. Neurosis cardiaca. Krampfsucht des Herzens. M. Phthisis cardiaca. Organische Krankheiten des Herzens. N. Eklysis pneumo-cardiaca. Scheintod, vom Pneumokardiakalsysteme ausgehend. O. Angiapathia. Frankheiten des Gefäßsystems. P. Haematopathia. Vom Erkranken des Blutes (XVI, 876 S.). Bd. III/1: Q. Haematosepsis. Hineignung des Blutes zur fauligen Zersetzung. R. Thyphus contagiosus. Der ansteckende Typhus. S. Exanthema variolosum. Pockenausschlag. T. Exanthema morbillosum. Masern. U. Exanthema scarlatinosum. Der Scharlach (XVI, 896 S.). Bd. III/2: V. Exanthesis miliaris. Der Friesel. W. Porrigo. Der schorfige Abschuppungsausschlag. X. Erysipelas. Die Rose. Y. Dermatopathia generalis. Allgemeine Betrachtung des der Hautaffectionen. Z. Myopathia. Vom Erkranken der Muskeln (XVII, 614 S.). Bd. IV/1: Zweite Klasse. Krankheiten des Abdominalsystems. XXVI. Phlegmhymenitis paragastrica. Affectionen der Schleimhaut des oberen, zuführenden Theils des Darmkanals. XXVII. Gastritis. Entzündung des Magens. XXVIII. Enteritis. Entzündung der dünnen Gedärme (XII, 834 S.). Bd. IV/2: XXIX. Colonitis. Die Krankheiten der dicken Gedärme. XXX. Peritonneitis. Entzündung des Bauchfells (X, 468 S.). Bd. V: XXXI. Hepatopathia. Krankheiten der Leber. XXXII. Splenopathia. Krankheiten der Milz. XXXIII. Pancreatopathia. Krankheiten der Bauchspeicheldrüse (XII, 642 S.). Bd. VI: XXXIV. Nephropatia. Krankheiten der Nieren. XXXV. Urocystopathia. Krankheiten der Harnbl. XXXVI. Urolithiasis. Die Lehre v. d. Harnsteinen. XXXVII. Diabetes. Die Harnruhr (XIV, 698 S.). Bd. VII: XXXVIII. Caolopathia. Krankheiten der Ruthe. XXIX. Orchidopathia. Krankheiten der Hoden (XXVIII, 795 S.). Bd. VIII/1: XL. Metropathia. Krankheiten des Fruchthalters. XLI. Oorphoropathia. Krankheiten der Eierstöcke. XLII. Colpopathia. Krankheiten des Scheidenkanales und der äußeren Sexualorhane. XLIII. Mastopathia. Krankheiten d. Brustdrüsen (XII, 737 S.). Bd. VIII/2: XLIV. Emmeniopathia. Störungen der Menstruation. XLV. Der weiße Fluß. Leucorrhoea (VII, 312 S.). de 20000 Alle Bände in sehr gutem Zustand, allenfalls partiell minimal berieben. Seiten partiell (vor allem erste und letzte Seiten) etwas fleckig, wenige Seitenhintergründe etwas gebräunt; in Band III/2 Seiten in der Grundfarbe partiell etwas dunkler. Schönes, unversehrtes Exemplar dieser hübsch gestalteten Biedermeier-Ausgabe. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Vollständiges Exemplar in 8 Bänden (gebunden in 11 Bänden). Braune Original-Ganzleinenbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln sowie goldgeprägter floraler Ornamentik; marmorierter Buchschnitt.

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        Herd of Bisons on the Upper Missouri

      Paris, Coblenz and London: 1839-1842. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving. 18 x 24 3/8 inches. Prince Maximilian and his party left Fort Union on 6 July aboard the 60-foot keelboat Flora and eventually arrived at Fort McKenzie on 9 August 1833. On leaving Fort Union the hunters were again able to find a ready supply of game from which to provide meat for the keelboat passengers. Buffalo appeared near the river on July 10 and several were taken. On 14 July below the mouth of the Milk River near the junction of Porcupine Creek the buffalo appeared again, the present image is based on these incidents and shows the buffalo grazing and coming to the waters edge to drink on the Missouri bottoms, all against a backdrop of the sky turned red and gold by the last rays of the western sunset. 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 it's 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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        Oliver Twist, in two volumes.

      1839 - First American edition. 8vo. Original paper-covered boards with rose cloth spines and printed labels. Philadelphia, Lea and Blanchard.

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        English Bijou Almanac for 1840

      London: Schloss, Albert, (1839). 64 pp. Poetically Illustrated by S. Lover, Esq. With portraits of the Duchess of Sutherland, Anna Maria Hall, the novelist, W.C. MacReady, an actor, Martin Archer Shee, a painter, Thomas Moore, the poet, and Fanny Persiani. Verses by Samuel Lover (1797-1868), song-writer, novelist and painter, and a friend of Charles Dickens. Also contains a calendar, and lists of royal birthdays, European sovereigns, Queen's Ministers, and the Royal Household. Bound in black morocco, gilt, with onlaid blue morocco labels front and back. A.e.g. With matching slipcase. A superb copy, housed with a magnifying glass in a larger (3 3/4 by 3 inches) velvet-lined black morocco bookstyle box by Riviere. Crack to outer hinge of box, and small repaired crack to tortoise-shell frame of magnifier. (Spielmann 448; Bondy pp. 42, 165; Bromer/Edison pp. 94-97; Welsh 2659). (3/4 by 1/2; 20x13mm).

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        Findens' Tableaux or the Affections; A Series of Picturesque Illustrations or the Womanly Virtues. From paintings by W. Perring ... [With:] Findens' Tableaux: The Iris of Prose, Poetry, and Art, for MDCCCXL. Illustrated with Engravings by W. and E. Finden, from Paintings by J. Browne

      London: Charles Tilt, [1839; 1840]. 2 volumes, small folio. (14 1/2 x 10 7/8 inches). 24 hand-coloured engraved plates after Perring or Browne, engraved by Holl, Finden, Egleton, Freeman, Scriven, Hollis, Gibbs and others. Publisher's red (1839) and green (1840) morocco, covers elaborately tooled in gilt. Two issues of the rare hand-coloured deluxe edition of a noted English literary gift annual. Findens' Tableaux was issued between 1837 and 1844. A publisher's ad reveals that this work was issued in three forms: uncoloured on regular paper, uncoloured India proofs, or "a few copies with the plates beautifully coloured after the original Drawings." The hand-coloured deluxe issues, as here, are considerably more scarce than the others, making these among the most desirable of the illustrated English literary annuals of the 19th century.

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        A JOURNAL WRITTEN DURING AN EXCURSION IN ASIA MINOR

      London. 1839.. x,[1],347pp. plus folding map and twenty plates. Modern three-quarter calf and marbled boards, leather label. Minor foxing to plates, else very good. First edition. "The appearance of this journal excited such interest that the British Museum undertook three subsequent expeditions, under Fellows's direction. ... In February, 1838, he disembarked at Smyrna and began to explore the interior of the surrounding country. In Lycia, an area relatively unknown to European travellers, he discovered the ruins of cities which had existed prior to 300 B.C." - Blackmer. The British Museum subsequently removed numerous marbles from the area. BLACKMER 578.

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        Memoria sulla costruzione del piroscafo l?Imperatrice Maria Anna e suo collaudo nel viaggio da Venezia al Pireo. Con osservazioni e descrizioni di numerose navi militari e mercantili incontrate durante il viaggio.

      - Manoscritto in italiano su carta di mm. 280x230, datato Venezia, 15 maggio 1839, ma principalmente vergato nell?anno 1837 in elegante calligrafia professionale. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle, piatti ricoperti in carta marmorizzata. Ottima copia perfettamente conservata.Contenuti:a)

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        The Life of John Hunter, F.R.S

      Haswell, Barrington, and Haswell, 1839. Leather Bound. Very Good. Philadelphia, Haswell, Barrington, & Haswell, 1839. 8vo. 2 volumes bound as one. Quarter bound in contemporary calf-skin leather. Corners bound. Gilt lettering and borders along spine. Marbled boards. Tight binding and solid boards. Minor shelf wear. Rubbing to boards. Slight cracking to spine. Clean, unmarked pages with slight toning to edges. 6 plates at rear.<br><br>John Hunter FRS was a Scottish surgeon regarded as one of the most distinguished scientists and surgeons of his day. He was an early advocate of careful observation and scientific method in medicine. The Hunterian Society of London was named in his honour.<br><br>A well-preserved volume detailing the life and prestigious career of Hunter. Ships daily.

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        The Book Of Royalty. Characteristics Of British Palaces The Drawings By W. Perring And J. Brown

      London: Ackermann and Company, 1839. First edition. leather_bound. Orig. publisher&#39;s crimson russia, sides elaborately gilt with armorial and floral ornaments, front cover center piece inlaid with blue morocco. Aeg. Near fine/No Dust Jacket. 42 pages in text. Folio, 37 x 27.5 cm. Twelve full-page chromolithographs, plus half-title chromolithograph (Coronation of Queen Elizabeth printed by C. Hullmandel) -- all printed recto only. Plates are clean save for the first three with light marginal toning only, plate 4 (The Summons) lacks one meter at lower corner, affecting neither text or image. ABBEY LIFE 297. TOOLEY 242.

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Leipzig, 18. III. 1839. - 4to. 4 pp. on double leaf. To the Committee for this year's Lower Rhenish Music Festival in Dusseldorf. Mendelssohn, the 1839 Director of the Lower Rhenish Music Festival, writes to the festival's committee recommending the works to be included. "I hasten to answer, as the time is indeed approaching and is beginning to press. Against the march and chorus from the Ruins of Athens, which you are adding to the second day, it is only natural that I have nothing to object; I would suggest putting the piece right after the Eroica Symphony, where it would certainly have a good effect. But I wouldn't know what cantata by Bach to suggest for the second day as now programmed; I don't know any which would fit in as regards the time it needs and even more as regards style; if another piece needs to be selected, I would perhaps suggest the chorus by Haydn 'Des Staubes eitle Sorgen' but it seems enough to me, anyway. In 1833 with you and 1834 in Aachen, the program of the 2nd day was shorter than this; last year in Cologne it was at least no longer, and so I think: 1) Eroica Symph[ony], march and chorus by Beeth[oven], new hymn by Spohr. 2) Overture and Psalm -would be quite a sufficient program. To be sure, if Herr Rietz doesn't keep his promise, quite a substantial overture would have to be selected, to make the second part as interesting as possible. But this time the main thing for me would be if you could manage to have Alceste performed in the theater. You write of the difficulties with the chorus; they are indeed the biggest ones that can place themselves in its way, to my knowledge, but even if they couldn't be removed, I would prefer seeing Alceste performed with a very bad chorus a hundred times more than giving up the idea completely. First, in Alceste the main thing is Alceste herself, then Admet, then Hercules, and then only the chorus, and with a performance to be expected from Frl. von Fassmann and Tichatschek or Eichberger or some other outstanding Admet, the chorus recedes in any case into the background. Then there is the second question if it is impossible to improve the chorus? Couldn't 12-20 of the best chorus singers be brought in from Cologne and Aachen? I would with pleasure come a week earlier myself for this and hold separate rehearsals for the chorus every day to make this performance possible. Finally, several passages could and in such a case would have to be deleted, such as the ball in the second act and similar passages in which the chorus plays too much of a main part, and as I said, that would be that much more feasible as Alceste herself and her and Admet's suffering are definitely the main thing in the opera. As several of your members know, I already felt the urgent wish for something new in the course and sequence of the music festival last year, and I said so. My suggestions on this were perhaps not practical, but now, through this coincidence, the opportunity arises this time in Dusseldorf, at least, of giving the festival a new attraction of the kind I had in mind. If this music festival performs the Messiah on the first day, then the Beethoven symphony with a miscellaneous program, and finally a Gluck opera (and even if it is most inferior in execution and even if it has the worst chorus, but beautifully sung in the main roles and beautifully played by the orchestra), this would indeed be something new, as I wished, and because of that this music festival would be outstanding as compared to all the earlier ones. I would therefore very much wish that this plan, even if it be only the hope of it, be mentioned already in your first tentative announcements - how differently would the music festival appear because of it! In the interest of the public, too; in regard to the box office it would also make a palpable difference. Of course I assume that the performance would have to be considered in conjunction with both the others, and only those would receive tickets to the opera who had attended the music

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