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        Ireland A Poem

      Louisville, Ky: Prentice and Weissinger, 1839. First edition. pp. [1-]79[-80]. 1 vols. 8vo signed in fours. Original blind embossed cloth, gilt lettering to upper cover , the spine and extremities faded, spine chipped at head and foot, small splits to upper joint, with some spotting. Very good copy, an unusual survival in original binding. First edition. pp. [1-]79[-80]. 1 vols. 8vo signed in fours. Verse in praise of Ireland by John Newland Maffitt Sr. (1795-1850), Dublin-born Methodist preacher who charmed large crowds in the 1830s and 1840s. Uncommon antebellum imprint and a direct blast against the absentee landlords of old Ireland, predating the famine by iseveral years: from Canto V. at p. 57 "On Erin's sainted isle what hand shall dare To rear the flag of freedom high in the air - ... Who from the rampant lion shall reclaim The fields still voiceful with high deeds of fame? Not those whose vampyre appetites deplete Their father-land, now prostrate at their feet, The absentees from hearth, and hallowed shrines, Dissolving Erin's pearls in Tuscan wines". AI 56994. Provenance: ownership signatures in pencil and in ink of Eliza Paul Gurney (1801-1881), née Kirkbride, Quaker, sister-in-law of Elizabeth Fry,

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        Sketches by Boz

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1839. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Cruikshank, George. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 534 p. First one-volume edition, with 40 sketches by George Cruikshank. Originally published in two series/three volumes, "Chapman and Hall obtained the copyright of Sketches in 1837, they published all of them in twenty monthly parts from November 1837 through June 1839. Cruikshank designed a cover, enlarged the plates and created 13 new illustrations for these monthly parts. In May 1839, Chapman and Hall published these parts complete in one volume with all 40 of Cruikshank's illustrations" (Walter E. Smith, Charles Dickens in the Original Cloth), hence the "New Edition" referred to on the title page. Half title page has the "Vote for Spruggins" illustration, full page drawing before title page has crowd waving to two gentlemen in a balloon, indicative of first "one volume" edition published. ***DESCRIPTION: Half navy leather over marbled boards, marbled endpapers and edges. Five raised bands on leather spine, compartments 1, 3, 4, and 5 with gilt decorations, compartment 2 red leather label with title in gilt, compartment 6 gilt device of the head of a double-horned animal. Armorial bookplate on front pastedown of Francis George Dyne (1823-1882/4), the binding is likely custom for the family library as the horned animal at the tail of the spine is mirrored on the left above the field of the coat of arms. All 40 illustrations present, but are heavily toned, not affecting the text. Volume has been rebound by Bolton, Knightsbridge per stamp on rear pastedown. Pagination: (i)-viii include the frontispiece, pictorial title page, standard title page, advertisement, and Table of Contents; (1)-526. ***CONDITION: Overall near fine, with a strong, square text block, solid hinges, straight corners with no rubbing, and other than the bookplate referred to above it is entirely free of prior owner markings. Boards are lightly rubbed, there is some toning to the illustration pages, minimal scattered foxing, and one very small one-quarter inch tear to top of pg. 157. ***CITATION: Podeschi A7. First issue point present on page 526 of "reeledbefore" without space between, title page shows publisher's name and address of 186 Strand. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply; please contact seller for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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        Cover title]: United States Historical and Statistical Index [caption title]: Exhibiting a Comprehensive Arrangement of Prominent Statistical Facts, as Appertaining to each Particular State: Also of the General Government of the United States, from the Administration of Washington, inclusive, to the present date, June, 1839

      William S. Dillingham, New York 1839 - First edition. Large octavo wrappers. One large leaf (29.5" x 37") folded to 6.25" x 10" and tipped into printed wrappers. Untrimmed. Soiling and several small tears and chips on the wrappers, rear wrap discolored, possibly from the glue used to tip the chart onto it. Scarce. OCLC locates six copies. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A sketch of the services of the Madras European Regiment during the Burmese War. By an officer of the Corps.

      London, Smith, Elder and Co., 1839. 8vo. Original pale red cloth, front cover with title vignette blocked in gilt; pp. vii, 104; head and tail of spine with light wear; unopened: provenanance: Argyll bookseller's stamp on rear paste-down, bookplate of Steel Brothers & Company Limited, major investors in Burma, inside front cover. Very rare first edition of this first-hand account of the First Burma War 'intended for the perusal of those who are immediately connected with the Regimant, and who will feel a particular interest in the record its recent services during the war in Burmah' (p. iii). This war, lasting from 1824 to 1826 cost the lives of about 15,000 Indian and British soldiers, an unknown number of Burmese lives, civilian and miltary, and led to a deep economic crisis of the East India Company. Provenance: 'In 1870 William Strang Steel launched W. Strang Steel and Company in Burma and the company's first rice mill was established in 1871. A London office - Steel Brothers and Company - was opened in partnership with James Alison Steel in 1873. In 1890 the assets of both companies were transferred to the newly incorporated Steel Brothers and Company Limited. The company was involved in the milling and shipping of rice; teak and hard wood extraction; oil; cotton; and cement' (London Metropolitan Archives, online). COPAC lists copies in the BL and National Library of Wales only.

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        The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England

      Oxford - At The University Press, 1839 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A voluminous work on the English Civil War and Rebellions. Complete in seven volumes. This is a New Edition, printed from Clarendon's original manuscript which therefore contains previously suppressed passages from the first edition. Clarendon wrote this work during his exile and is his chiefly remembered work. It was the first full-scale detailed history of the Civil war as it was written by one of the key players of events. It was originally written between 1646 and 1648 and only recorded events until 1644. Following his banishment he wrote his Life before revising the history and incorporating it into the work. The work has been written from a royalist perspective and therefore the work subtly advances his own viewpoint and strategy. It is influenced by Clarendon's own politics and was first published as part of the publishing war between the Roundhead and Cavaliers. Condition: In original cloth bindings with paper spine labels. Externally, generally smart. Bumping ot the head and tail of spines. Spines have faded somewhat. Loss to the spine labels of all volumes, worse to volume III which is lacking the majority of spine label. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned to edges with occasional light spots. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The art of deer-stalking; illustrated by a narrative of a few days' sport in the forest of Atholl, with some account of the nature and habits of red deer, and a short description of the Scottish forests; legends; superstitions; stories of poachers and freebooters, &c. A new edition

      London: John Murray, 1839. 8vo, pp. xiv, 440; inserted engraved frontispiece and title-p., and 11 tinted lithograph plates; full green straight-grain morocco by Merrell of London, gilt-decorated spine in 6 compartments, gilt-lettered in 2, and with a gilt deer in the others, a.e.g.; spine a bit browned, else about fine throughout.

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        The art of deer-stalking : illustrated by a narrative of a few days' sport in the forest of Atholl, with some account of the nature and habits of red deer, and a short description of the Scotch forests; legends, superstitions, stories of poachers and freebooters, &c. . .

      John Murray, Albemarle Street, London 1839 - First Edition of the classic text on deer stalking, with errata on p. [xiv]. Illustrated with engravings and lithographs after paintings by Edwin and Charles Landseer and by the author. 8vo: xix,[1],436, with steel-engraved frontispiece and title page vignette and 10 tinted lithographic plates. Bound without the advertisement leaf. Armorial book plate of bibliophile Henry Machin to front paste down. Half hunter-green morocco, flat spine richly gilt, decorated paper-covered boards with matching end papers, all edges gilt. An excellent, wide-margined example, some marginal staining to several plates and foxing to adjacent leaves (principally frontispiece and title page), but most pages and plates clean and bright. Schwerdt II, pp. 154-55. Including an account of the nature and habits of the Red Deer, a description of the Scottish Forests, and historical notes on the earlier Field-Sports of Scotland. With chapters on Dogs, Rifles, Highland Legends, Superstitions, Traditions, Folk-Lore, and Tales of Poachers and Freebooters. A "famous book, showing how this dangerous sport was carried on with the aid of deerhounds before modern rifles were introduced. It seems a pity that such noble animals as Scotch deerhounds and Irish wolfhounds cannot now be put to their natural use." (Schwerdt) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Poetical Works of Lord Byron

      London: John Murray, 1839, 1839. 8 vols., 8-5/8" x 5-3/4", engraved frontis portrait plate in volume 1. Bound in fine full contemporary full red morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spines, covers ruled and paneled in gilt, gilt crest to all covers, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt by Crossley & Clarke Harlow. Inner and outer hinges fine, head and foot of spines fine, some foxing and offsetting to frontis plate otherwise in NEAR FINE condition.

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        Gefäßchirurgie - 24 Tafeln mit 121 Abbildungen nach Zeichnungen von N.H.Jacob.

      Bourgery, 6/18-21,30-48,33bis. - Médecine Opératoire par J.M. Bourgery. - Paris, C.A.Delaunay, Éditeur, 1839, 24 handcolorierte lith. Foliotafel 42 x 31 cm und 24 Blätter Tafelerklärungen. Enhält die "Compression des Artères Compression des Artères du Membre Thoracique Compression des Artères du Membre Abdominal Saignée des Veins Jugulaire et Céphallique Anéurismes de l'Artère Axillaire Opérations qui se Pratiquent sur les Vaisseaux Sanguins Divers cas d'Anéurismes Résultat de la Ligature des Troncs Artèriels Principaux Instrumens propres a Opérer sur les Vaisseaux Sanguins Temps Généraux de la Ligature des Artères Ligature des Artères Tibiale Postèrieure et Péronière Ligature des Artères Tibiale Antérieure et Pédieuse Ligature de l'Artère Poplitée Ligatures des Artères Cubitale, Radiale, et Humérale Ligatures de l'Artère Fémorale Ligature des Artères Cubitale, Radiale, et Humérale Ligature des Artères Sous-Clavière et Axillaire Ligature des Artères Humérale, Sous-Clavière et Carotide Ligature des Artères Carotide externe. Linguale Occipitale et Temporale Ligature du Tronc Branchio-Céphalique Ligature des Artères Carotide Sous-Clavière et Axillaire Ligature des Artères Fémorale et Iliaque Externe Ligature des Artères Iliaque Primitive, Externe et Interne.

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        The Edinburgh Journal of Natural History, and The Physical Sciences. Volume I and 2 1835-1840. The Animal Kingdom of the Baron Cuvier enlarged and adapted to the present state of Zoological Science Volume I and II [4 volumes bound in 1]

      Published for The Proprietor, 13 Hill Street, John Smith and Son, John McLeod, A. Brown and Co., Ainsworth and Sons, Thomas Ainsworth Junior, George Young, J. B. Balliere, Smith, Elder & Co. 1839-1840, EdinburghGlasgowAberdeenManchesterLeedsDublinParis and London - , Four volumes with separate title pages: The Edinburgh Journal of Natural History, and The Physical Sciences. Volume I, 180 pages. The Animal Kingdom of the Baron Cuvier enlarged and adapted to the present state of Zoological Science, Volume I, [2], 198 pages. The Edinburgh Journal of Natural History, and The Physical Sciences. Volume 2, 60 pages. The Animal Kingdom of the Baron Cuvier enlarged and adapted to the present state of Zoological Science, Volume 2, 57, [3] pages. 114 hand coloured plates of animals. First Edition , rubbing to top and tail of spine, tear to top of spine, library label to spine, boards covered in plastic coating which is peeling, missing some plates, one plate detached, many plates torn and reinforced with tape and some have sections missing, fair condition , half morocco, brown cloth boards, , folio, 34 cm x 24 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Operations on the club-feet (pp.153-159, 4 Figs.).

      Boston Med. Surg. J., 21/10. - Boston, Wednesday, October 16, 1839, 8, 153-168, 1 lith. Taf., feiner Halbleinenband. First Edition! John Ball Brown (1784-1862) was the first surgeon in the United States to specialize in orthopaedics, founding the Orthopaedic Infirmary of the City of Boston (soon renamed the Boston Orthopaedic Institution) in 1838. Brown was the first in New England to popularize tenotomie for club-feet". Garrison & Morton No.4322.2

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        Exposición del ex - Ministro que la suscribe sobre las diferencias con Francia

      Impreso por Ignacio Cumplido, México 1839 - "Documentos cruciales sobre las malas relaciones entre Francia y México" - El autor fue Ministro de Relaciones Exteriores y también Ministro Plenipotenciario de México durante los sucesos que condujeron a la guerra comenzada por los franceses. Cuevas fue un testigo privilegiado de todos los eventos políticos, acuerdos y desacuerdos que llevaron a estos dos países a derramar sangre en pos de objetivos no siempre claros por parte de Francia. Exhaustiva descripción de la situación política reinante con transcripción de documentos imprescindibles para comprender estos desgraciados enfrentamientos que culminaron décadas después con la ejecución del Emperador Maximiliano. Crucial documents regarding the poor relations between France and Mexico. 8vo; wrappers. The author was Minister of Foreign Relations and also Minister Plenipotentiary of Mexico during the events that led to the war begun by the French. Cuevas was a privileged witness of all of the political events, accords and disagreements that brought these two countries to shed blood over objectives that were not always clear on France s part. 60 pp páginas [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Chronik von Berlin von der Entstehung der Stadt an bis heute. Erster - dritter Band (komplett).

      Berlin : Ferdinand Rubach, 1839 - 1841. - XIV, 401 S. : Mit 22 Tafeln ; 525 S. Mit 12 (von 13) Tafeln [Frontispiz fehlt]; VI, 442 S. : Mit 11 Tafeln ; Band 1: Von Entstehung der Stadt bis zum Regierungsabschlusse des Königs Friedrichs des Ersten. / Band 2: Berlin unter König Friedrich Wilhelm dem Ersten. / Band 3: Berlin unter der Regierung Friedrichs des Großen. // ZUSTAND: Einbände leicht bestoßen, an Rändern und Kanten abgeschabt, Lederrücken etwas spröde, Vorsätze etwas braunrandig (ehem. Umschlag?), innen sauber, kräftiger Druck, keine Anmerkungen oder Anstreichungen, nur sehr vereinzelte Flecken, altersbedingt etwas gebräunt. Schnitt Bd. 1 etwas fleckig, eine der Falttafeln in Bd. 2 mit Bleichstift-Kritzelei. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 3500 22x13,5 cm ; grüner Org.-Halbleder mit Lederecken und goldfarb. Rückentitel sowie dezenter Rückenornamentik [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Chronik von Berlin von Entstehung der Stadt an bis heute. 3 Bände in 2 Bänden gebunden. Von der Entstehung der Stadt bis zum Regierungsabschlusse des Königs Friedrichs des Ersten / Berlin unter König Friedrich Wilhelm dem Ersten / Berlin unter der Regierung Friedrichs des Großen.

      Berlin Rubach 1839-1841 8°, XIV, 401, 525 (recte 554 S.) 416 von 442 S., marmorierte Halblederbände der Zeit, die Rücken mit dekorativer Goldprägung. Mit insgesamt 44 (von 46 angegebenen) lithographierten, tlw. gefalteten Tafeln. Motive der Tafeln: Berlin im Jahr 1688 nach einer Gravur von A. Schweder / Albrecht der Bär / Markgraf Waldemar / Markgraf Ludwig der Ältere / Kaiser Karl IV. / Statuen auf dem Wilhelmsplatz / Parthie Unter den Linden im Jahre 1745 / die Linden-Allee im Jahre 1690 / das Universitätsgebäude / die lange Brücke und das Schloß im Jahre 1690 / die Tabaksgesellschaft Friedrichs I. / der Schloßplatz im Jahre 1690 / die Königliche Akademie der Künste und die Lindenpromenade / die Gertraudenkirche im Jahre 1690 / die Spandauer Straße / der Lustgarten / die Brüder Straße / die feierliche Ertheilung des schwarzen Adlerordens am 19. Januar 1703 / das Leipziger Thor / das ehemalige königliche Schloss und Dom-Kirche in Berlin / der churfürstliche Lustgarten und die Schlossfreyheit / die Petrikirche / Berlin vom Schiffsbauer Damm aus gesehen i. J. 1717 / Leopold Fürst zu Anhalt / Ansicht des Stadttheils von Berlin unweit des Spandauerer Thores nach dem Zerspringen des Pulverthurms , im Jahre 1720 / Verbrüderung der Könige Friedrich Wilhelm I. von Preussen und August II. von Polen im Jahre 1728 / der Grenadier Schwerid Redivanoff aus Moskau / das Innere der St.-Nicolai-Kirche / Monbijou im Jahre 1732 mit zwei kleinen Nebenzeichnungen / Statue König Friedrich I. / neue königliche Bibliothek vom Jahre1775 / das königliche Kadettenhaus in Berlin, Palais des Markgrf. von Schwedt auf der Dorotheenstadt / Ansicht auf den ehemaligen Weiden-Damm / Prospect nach den Linden im Jahre 1741 / Ansicht des Königlichen Invaliden Hauses zu Berlin / Palais des Prinzen Heinrich / das Zeughaus / das Faltzische Epitaphium / Brandstätte der Petri Kircheim Jahre 1730 / Grundriss und alphabetisches Verzeichnis der Straßen Berlin 1742 / Jacob Paul Freiherr von Gundling / Ansicht des Großen Friedrichs Hospital und Waisenhauses zu Berlin / Palais der Prinzessin Amalie / Abriß der Neuen Kirche am Gendarmen Markt. Die Lithographien sind von der Lithographischen Anstalt H. Delius. Ecken und Kanten der Einbände tlw. beschabt, Blätter und Tafeln braunfleckig, bei Band 3 fehlt das Titelblatt sowie das Vorwort und die letzten Seiten (S. 417-442), sowie 2 Tafeln. Versand D: 6,90 EUR Stadtgeschichte

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        Oeuvres Complètes. Traduction nouvelle avec le texte grec en regard, collationnée sur les manuscrits et toutes les éditions

      Paris, J.B. Bailliere, 1839-1861, 8, ca. 5600 pp., 10 feine Halbledereinband d.Zt. ExBiblExp., verschiedene Stempel, leicht fleckig, sehr gutes Exemplar. First edition of Émile Maximilien Paul Littré (1801-1881) scholaraly bilingual (Greek and French) edition of the Hippocratic corpus the above bilingual edition was the result of 22 years of continuous labor."Garrison & Morton, No. 13

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        Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Paul Cuffee, A Pequot Indian: During Thirty Years Spent at Sea, and in Traveling in Foreign Lands

      Vernon, [New York]: Printed by Horace N. Bill, 1839. Very Good. First edition. Octavo. 21pp. Stitched to contemporary pink wrappers. Some chipping on front wrap, small corner of title page chipped, light stain at the bottom of the pages not affecting any text, else a nice, very good copy. Narrative of Paul Cuffee, the son of a famous sea captain, abolitionist, and African colonizer of the same name. He was of mixed Ashanti African and Wampanoag (not Pequot) Indian descent. The author accompanied his father on a voyage in 1813 when he joined the whaler Atlas as a 12-year-old harpooner. The ship was seized by the English and Cuffee was held in Jamaica for eight months. He eventually escaped and spent the next decades aboard a number of whalers, visiting Brazil, the Azores, Peru, and the Society Islands. The Narrative "is one of the scarcest and most sought after of all accounts of the American whale-fishery" (Howgego).

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        Smith's Atlas, Designed To Accompany The Geography By R. C. Smith, A. M.

      Hartford: John Paine 1839, 1844. 2nd Edition . Soft cover. Good. Unstated Second Edition, 1844. 22 Plates, With Maps Numbered I-Xxx; All Copyright 1839 Except Extra Map 13 Of Michigan And Wisconsin, Which The Rear Cover Explains Were Added In September 1844, And Changes Made To Front And Rear Covers From The 1839 Edition. Covers Are The Original Salmon Colored Paper Printed In Black Mounted On The Original Heavier Card Covers With Original Brown Tape Spine; No Repairs, An Unsophisticated Example. Some Wear And Light Soiling To Covers, Light Chipping To Corners Of Salmon Paper Without Loss Of Lettering Or Design And Underlying Crd Cover Intact. All Maps With Light Foxing But Complete, Intact, No Tears Or Chips Or Marks. Original Cord Binding Also Intact.Map Of The World At Front Codes Areas By State Of Society (Barbarous / Half-Civilized / Civilized / Enlightened, But Don't Look), Religion (Protestant / Roman Catholic / Greek Church / Mohometanism / Paganism, But Don't Look), Races (European/ Asiatic / Indian / African / Malay, But Don't Look), Government (Limited Monarchy / Absolute Monarchy / Republic / Viceroy / Independent Chiefs, No Code For Sociopathic Dictatorship). Double Page Map Of The Southern States. Texas Includes All Land To The Rio Grande, North To Santa Fe And Then Continues North Almost To The Platte River. Iowa And Wisconsin Continue3.. To The Canadian Border

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        Voyage en Italie

      Ernest Bourdin 1839 - - Ernest Bourdin, Paris 1839, Grd. in-8 (16,5x26cm), 342pp., relié. - Edition originale illustrée d'une grande vignette de titre sur bois, un frohntipice et 14 planches hors-texte sur acier et papier fort, avec les serpentes. Gravures fines anglaises par Harding, Prout et Bartlett. Reliure en pleine basane rouge d'époque signée Rivage. Dos lisse ornée d'une composition en long de fers floraux et rocailles. Plat frappés à froid d'une grande plaque ornementale avec rinceaux, oiseaux, et masque, avec une pièce centrale nue ; encadrements dorés et à froid. Tranches dorées. Riche frise intérieure. Traces de frottements. Dédicace inséré par erreur du relieur dans l'introduction, sans conséquence. Très bel exemplaire, frais dans l'ensemble. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition illustrated with a large vignette of title on wood and 14 boards inset on steel Binding in full red antique shade signed Rivage. Smooth back decorated with a composition in long floral irons and rocailles. Flat cold-stripped of a large ornamental plate with foliage, birds, and mask, with a bare central part; Frames golden and cold. Slices golden. Rich interior frieze. Traces of friction. Very nice copy, fresh overall. 342pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La verdad desnuda, Periodico politico y literario

      1839 - Exceedingly rare complete run of an Ecuadorian Journal from the independence era, published in Guayaquil. 1839-40. Guayaquil. Imprenta de M. I. Murillo. In 8vo. Complete run of the newspaper. Slightly later half calf, sine lettered in gilt, gently rubbed. A very good example, only scattered foxing. First edition. The complete run of a very rare literary and political South American Periodical. Irisarri (1786 – 1868) was a remarkable Guatemalan journalist, politician, novelist, and diplomat. According to the Spanish literary scholar marcelino Menendez y Pelayo, Irisarri was “one of the most knowledgable men ever born in Spanish America, possessing vast culture, political fire and energy”; he is in fact considered one of the fathers of Chilean journalism. In 1839, in Guayaquil, Irisarri founded the newspaper La Verdad Desnuca, in which, according to Donoso “there are pages that stand out for their polemical value as well as for their passion”. By the time he was active as a journalist in Ecuador, Spanish American Anarchist movements had already been involded inmuch bloodshed, and it was from that moment on that the Guatemalan writer began to observe the spectacle of the Latin American nations with horror. Irisarri founded three newspapers in Guayaquil: La verdad Desnuda, La Balanza, and El Correo Semanal de Guayaquil, condemning, with great sadness, the consequences of political passions and party politics and dissensions in the fledgling republics of Spanish America. Throughout his long life, he published numerous newspapers, all of which reflect his staunch Americanism, his combative streak, and all of the attributes that rendered him a notable career journalist and politician. Irisaari also founded and collaborated in a variety of newspaper in Chile, Guatemala, El Salvador, Ecuador, Colombia, Curacao, New York, and England. Extremely rare, we couldn´t trace a copy having ever appeared at auction. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pleitrede in zake der brandstichting te Sprang voor den derden beschuldigde Wilhelmus Schampers, ter zitting van het Provinciaal gerechtshof van Noord-Braband op den 26 Junij 1840 ambtshalve gehouden door mr. P.J. de Willebois Jr., practiserend advocaat te 's Hertogenbosch. , 216, , J. Belinfante, 1840.

      Gebonden in half marokijn met goudstempeling op de rug, 14+42 pag. Stempeltjes, o.a. Prosper Cuypers. Doorschoten met blanco papier. c0359.In november en december 1839 zijn er zeven huizen of schuren afgebrand te Sprang e.o., te weten van Adrianus de Rooy, Govert van der Schans, Hendrik van Dommelen, Magiel van Daalen, Hendrik Oerlemans, Andries de Bruin en Lambert Soetens. Daders waren Simon Versteegh, 18 jaar, boerenknecht geboren en wonende te Sprang, Johannes Brocks, 18 jaar, schoenmakersknecht, geboren en wonende te Sprang en Wilhelmus Schampers, 25 jaar, schoenmaker, geboren te Tilburg en wonende Sprang. Er volgde een proces met 56 getuigen, allen uit Sprang e.o. en met name genoemd. De advocaat De Willebois pleitte voor strafvermindering van Schampers, omdat hij een veel geringere rol speelde dan Versteegh en Brocks.

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        The Daguerreotype"

      National Intelligencer 1839 - "The Daguerreotype", in the National Intelligencer, Washington D.C., September 25, 1839. 20.5 x 18 inches, 4pp. The article--nearly one column long--is a compact 1000+ words or so, and is a reprint of the London Globe article of August 23. There are numerous small bumps and tears along the edges of the paper, plus a 6" tear in the bottom-left margin going through both sheets. A fair copy.++See: "The Daguerreotype in America", by Beaumont Newhall, lists the National Intelligencer article for September 25, 1839 as one of the earliest appearances announcing "the secret of M. Daguerre's invention, or discovery." in the United States. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1839. With illustrations by Phiz. Octavo (210 x 133 mm). Contemporary half calf, spine with double gilt rules either side of raised bands and gilt crest at head, lacking label (lettering still visible), marbled sides. "Specimen of the Illustrations of Valentine Vox, the Ventriloquist" leaf inserted as a frontispiece, the original portrait frontispiece supplied, 39 engraved plates. Rubbed, front joint skilfully restored at foot, occasional spotting but generally clean, a very good copy. First edition in book form, with an authorial inscription – "Tuesday Twenty Ninth June 1869. Faithfully yours, Charles Dickens" – ending with his characteristic swirled underline, on a slip of Gads Hill Place letterhead tipped to the front free endpaper. From the library of William Brodie (1799–1873), 22nd Thane and Chief of Clan Brodie, of Brodie Castle in Morayshire, with his armorial bookplate to the front pastedown and his gilt crest at the head of the spine. As the letterhead indicates, Dickens was back at home in June 1869, recuperating from various ailments exacerbated by his constant reading tours. Having only just returning from a reading tour in Ireland in January and against the advice of friends, Dickens travelled north to Edinburgh in February 1869, but had only been in the city two days before he felt it necessary to consult Professor James Syme, the celebrated surgeon. He ignored Syme's advice to rest and continued to Glasgow, before returning to London, then back to more readings in Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Leeds, Blackburn, and Preston, a frantic schedule which led to an enforced summer rest. The likeliest explanation for the presence of the inscription in this volume is that Dickens had met Brodie during his Scottish sojourn earlier that year, either in Edinburgh or Glasgow, and sent him the inscription to insert into his book when he was at leisure to do so. Among all Dickens's novels, Nicholas Nickleby may have especially amused Brodie by the appearance in the book of his near namesake, John Browdie. Brodie was a Scottish aristocrat who had inherited his titles and castle on the death of his grandfather James in 1824; he subsequently engaged the prolific architect William Burn to enlarge Brodie Castle. He also succeeded his grandfather as Lord Lieutenant of Nairn, the British monarch's personal representative in that county. Books from the library at Brodie were sold at Sotheby's 18–19 December 1962, 12 July 1971, 2 October 1978, and 18 December 1978. A manuscript catalogue of the library is in the National Library of Scotland. Dickens had some family connections in Scotland: he had married Catherine, eldest daughter of the respected Scottish journalist and man of letters, George Hogarth (although they separated in May 1858).

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        �O�b�r�a�s� �l�i�t�e�r�a�r�i�a�s� �d�e� �D�.� �S�i�n�i�b�a�l�d�o� �d�e� �M�a�s�.�

      �M�a�d�r�i�d�: �I�m�p�r�e�n�t�a� �y� �E�s�t�e�r�e�o�t�i�p�i�a� �d�e� �M�.� �R�i�v�a�d�e�n�e�y�r�a�, �1�8�5�2�. �S�e�c�o�n�d� �e�d�i�t�i�o�n�. �M�a�r�b�l�e�d� �p�a�p�e�r�. �G�+�. �"�[For orders to be delivered outside Spain, please, let you see our sale and shipping terms, type B. ].- // 4º, (234x156mm.); part I: [6], 249, 8, 8, [8], [4] p.; part II: 175, [3]-135, [1] p. First part contents: [p. 9-116:] 'Sistema musical de la lengua castellana. Cuarta edicion, aumentada, corregida y simplificada'; [p. 117-131:] 'Memoria sobre la empolladura artificial de huevos de gallina en Egipto' (fist published in Diario de la Sociedad Asiática de Bengala, January 1839, nº 85, art. IV., in English, with [1] folded sheet showing the plane of a chicken coop); [p. 133-240:] 'L'Idéographie: Mémoire sur la posibilité et la facilité de former une écriture générale au moyen de laquelle tous les peuples puissent s'entendre mutuellement sans que les uns connaissent la langue des autres'. 2e. éd. corr. et augm.; [8 p.:] 'Spécimen de vocabulaire ideographique-français. Français-ideographique'; [8 p.:] 'Spécimen de vocabulaire ideographique'; [8 p.:] [etchings with the with the musicality of the ideograms].- Second part contents: [[4], 175 p.:] 'La Eneida de Virgilio. Traducida al castellano'; [p. 1-39:] 'Aristodemo, tragedia'. Segunda edición (precedida de unas breves observaciones sobre esa tragedia y sobre el drama en general); [p. 41-61:] 'Nicea, tragedia'; [p. 63-89:] 'Poesías líricas. Segunda edicion, limada y disminuida'; [p. 91- 155:] Despachos. 'Memoria sobre el estado del reino de Grecia remitida á fines de 1834 al Excmo. Sr. primer Secretario de Estado y del Despacho'.- // Glued copy with marbled paper blank boards protected by a lining of vegetable paper. Without deburring. Small tear to title page, repaired with cello tape. Waterstains to the lower quarter of the last fifty pages of the second part.- // Refs.: Palau, 156924.- // The work by Sinibaldo More is as unclassifiable as Sinibaldo himself was: such an advanced student of languages that caused even the admiration of Felix Torres Amat, all before he turned 20 years old. He became fluent in dozens of languages, proposing a new metric for poetry in Spanish from a theory based on the music of the language (drafted at age 20, see volume I, pp. 9-116) later showing its efficacy by using it to translate the Aeneid (volume II, pp. 1-175) and the Ars poetica of Virgil. A traveller to Greece, Egypt, Arabia, India, China and the Philippines, he served, first by vocation and then later was entrusted as an informant for the government on the socioeconomic situation of the countries he travelled through (his friendship with Torres Amat made him approach Martinez de la Rosa, a good linguist, who would entrust him (cfr. I, pp. 6-8) to use his passage through India to learn as much as possible about Sanskrit, as well as to keep in mind what he reflected on the travels of Niebuhr and Bruce when passing through Egypt and Arabia)(1). From Greece, Sinibaldo de Mas sent a report on the country's situation, still now praised for its quality (II, pp. 93-111), published in a magazine from Calcutta a detailed report in English of the system that he had seen in Egypt on the brooding of hen eggs (which led to a multiplication of the production, see I, pp. 117-131), and kept the government up to date (until being appointed consul) on the situation in Shanghai and of problems in the Philippines (II, pp. 113-135). In a number of years he returned to China, this time as an Ambassador. From his experience with Chinese pictographic writing, he published in French from Macao, a memoir proposing a valid common ideographic script (writing system) for all languages, proving its effectiveness with the transcription of texts of languages like English, German, Euskera, (h)Indi, Tagalog, Turkish, Japanese and Latin among others to ideograms (see I, pp. 133-240, plus appendices). The corresponding reprints of all of the above-mentioned are in this volume, except for the translation of the 'Ars poetica'. The collection of works presented here had a first version titled 'Pout-pourri literario', divided into two parts, the first one printed in Manila, in 1845, and the second in Madrid, Ribadeneyra, in 1846. This shift in the location for the place of printing, caused by Mas' return to Spain, has resulted in talk of two editions, one Filipino and one Spanish, without this actually being so. And it is this collection that Ribadeneyra again published in 1852, also in two parts (collected in one single volume in this copy), in a curious way, as he incorporated copies of remains of editions of some of the texts compiled into the body of the second part.To all these hobbies Mas added dramatic poetry (having published some compositions when he was younger: see part II, second numbering, pp. I-89) and calligraphy, on which he published two grammar manuals in the Spanish and English languages in 1860, after devoting great efforts to promote the "Iberism", the 'legal and peaceful union' of Spain and Portugal, with a work that had three editions in Portuguese (including the original edition: 'A Iberia: memoria escripta em lingua hespanhola por um philo-Portuguez, e traduzida em lingua portuguesa por um philo-Iberico.- Lisboa, Castro & Irmão, 1852') and five in Spanish, the last one in 1868: 'La Iberia : memoria sobre la conveniencia de la union pacífica y legal de Portugal y España.- Madrid: Imp. de M. Ribadeneyra'.- // (1) See our refs. C-0176 and C-0177.

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        HISTORIQUE ET DESCRIPTION DES PROCEDES DU DAGUERREOTYPE ET DU DIORAMA, PAR DAGUERRE.

      Paris: Susse Freres, 1839. - [4],79pp. plus six lithographed plates. Half title. Contemporary black and grey paper-covered boards, green spine label lettered in manuscript. Extremities a bit worn. Occasional mild foxing, with the contemporary ownership signature of Ed Hagenbach, presumably the noted Swiss physician and chemist. Very good. The rare first edition, first issue, second imprint (the first Susse Freres issue) of this landmark work in the invention of photography. The first issue is known in only three copies, so this is practically the earliest obtainable edition of the first account of the invention of Daguerre's process. The first issue of this work and the production of the first commercially-available apparatus had been entrusted to Giroux, Mdme. Daguerre's kinsman and Daguerre's partner. The text was clouded in secrecy and publication was dated August 18 to coincide with the unveiling of the first commercially-produced Daguerreotype cameras. The entire supply sold out in the first few hours. The present issue was published the next month, on September 14, presumably to coincide with a new batch of equipment which Daguerre's team also supplied. Such was the demand for Daguerre's cameras that by the end of 1840, almost forty versions of this work had been published in at least eight different languages. Interestingly, Pierre G. Harmant argues convincingly in an article in HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY: AN INTERNATIONAL QUARTERLY (January 1977, pp.79-83) that the first copy Daguerre saw of his manual on September 7, the date of his first public presentation, actually bore the imprint of Susse Freres, not the slightly earlier imprint from Giroux. Daguerre's groundbreaking manual describes his invention of the daguerreotype process, the first widely popular photographic method, involving the creation of a direct positive image on a sheet of polished copper which was coated with a solution of light-sensitive silver halide. This process is illustrated in the six plates contained herein. Along with official documents relating to the French government's review of Daguerre's procedure, it includes a transcription of Niepce's own description of his heliographic process, submitted to Daguerre in 1839. The Daguerreotype remained the most popular photographic medium until it was supplanted by the collodion wet-plate process in the 1850s. "Perhaps no other invention ever captured the imagination of the public to such a degree and conquered the world with such lightning rapidity as the daguerreotype" - Gernsheim. "No one individual can be called the true inventor of photography, but Daguerre's technique of fixing photographic images on a metallic surface was the first to capture the public's curiosity and imagination, bringing photography out of the laboratories of a few researchers into the mass market" - Norman. A true incunable among the early literature relating to photographic processes. HORBLIT 21a. NORMAN COLLECTION 569. NORMAN SALE 1004. EN FRANCAIS DANS LE TEXTE 255. PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN 318b (ref). DIBNER, HERALDS OF SCIENCE 183. Helmut and Alison Gernsheim: L.J.M. DAGUERRE (London: Secker & Warburg, 1956, pp.191-98). Helmut and Alison Gernsheim: THE HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY (London: Thames and Hudson, 1969, pp.65-74). Beaumont Newhall: AN HISTORICAL & DESCRIPTIVE ACCOUNT OF THE VARIOUS PROCESSES OF THE DAGUERREOTYPE & THE DIORAMA BY DAGUERRE (New York: Winterhouse, 1971, pp.269-77). Beaumont Newhall, "Chronicle of the Birth of Photography," in HARVARD LIBRARY BULLETIN, Vol. VII, No. 2, Spring 1953, pp.208-220.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Hannover, 7. VI. 1839.

      1839. 2 SS. 4to. An einen Hoftheaterintendanten: "Euer hohen Gnade und Wohlwollen mich abermals empfehlend, wage ich die schon einmal ausgesprochene gehorsamste Bitte zu wiederholen. - Eure Exzellenz hatten mir neulich die Ehre erwiesen auf meine früheren, unterthänigen Schreiben von mir, von der Königlichen Hoftheaterintendanz erwidern zu lassen, daß auf mein ergebenstes Gesuche möglichst Rücksicht genommen werden sollte. Da es nun fortwährend mein sehnlichster Wunsch geblieben ist, unter der hohen Direction Euer Exzellenz eine Stelle zu bekleiden [...]. - Wallerstein erhielt bereits als Kind Violinunterricht, spielte in Wirtshäusern und in Privatgesellschaften und gab 1827 ein vielbeachtetes Konzertdebüt. Nach einer Deutschlandtournee wurde er 1829 Violinist in der Dresdner Hofkapelle; 1832-37 war er in gleicher Stellung in Hannover tätig.

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        AUGSBURG. - Plan., "Plan von Augsburg mit seinen Umgebungen". Plan des Gebietes zwischen Kriegshaber und Oberhausen im Westen, Stätzling und Friedberg im Osten und Göggingen im Süden. Rechts unten Gesamtansicht von Augsburg von Osten nach Gustav Kraus.

      Kupferstich von G. Mayer und C. Schleich für das "topographische Bureau des k.b. Generalquartiermeisterstabes", München, dat. 1839, 71 x 103 cm. Schefold 40204. - Hochinteressanter, sehr detaillierter Plan von imposantem Format. - Faltspuren (dort etwas gebräunt) hinterlegt und geringe Stockflecken, vor allem im Rand. Für ein Blatt dieser Größe gut erhalten. BAYERN, Schwaben

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

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1839 - Octavo (210 x 133 mm). Contemporary half calf, spine with double gilt rules either side of raised bands and gilt crest at head, lacking label (lettering still visible), marbled sides. Rubbed, front joint skilfully restored at foot, occasional spotting but generally clean, a very good copy. "Specimen of the Illustrations of Valentine Vox, the Ventriloquist" leaf inserted as a frontispiece, the original portrait frontispiece supplied, 39 engraved plates. First edition in book form, with an authorial inscription – "Tuesday Twenty Ninth June 1869. Faithfully yours, Charles Dickens" – ending with his characteristic swirled underline, on a slip of Gads Hill Place letterhead tipped to the front free endpaper. From the library of William Brodie (1799–1873), 22nd Thane and Chief of Clan Brodie, of Brodie Castle in Morayshire, with his armorial bookplate to the front pastedown and his gilt crest at the head of the spine. As the letterhead indicates, Dickens was back at home in June 1869, recuperating from various ailments exacerbated by his constant reading tours. Having only just returning from a reading tour in Ireland in January and against the advice of friends, Dickens travelled north to Edinburgh in February 1869, but had only been in the city two days before he felt it necessary to consult Professor James Syme, the celebrated surgeon. He ignored Syme's advice to rest and continued to Glasgow, before returning to London, then back to more readings in Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Leeds, Blackburn, and Preston, a frantic schedule which led to an enforced summer rest. The likeliest explanation for the presence of the inscription in this volume is that Dickens had met Brodie during his Scottish sojourn earlier that year, either in Edinburgh or Glasgow, and sent him the inscription to insert into his book when he was at leisure to do so. Among all Dickens's novels, Nicholas Nickleby may have especially amused Brodie by the appearance in the book of his near namesake, John Browdie. Brodie was a Scottish aristocrat who had inherited his titles and castle on the death of his grandfather James in 1824; he subsequently engaged the prolific architect William Burn to enlarge Brodie Castle. He also succeeded his grandfather as Lord Lieutenant of Nairn, the British monarch's personal representative in that county. Books from the library at Brodie were sold at Sotheby's 18–19 December 1962, 12 July 1971, 2 October 1978, and 18 December 1978. A manuscript catalogue of the library is in the National Library of Scotland. Dickens had some family connections in Scotland: he had married Catherine, eldest daughter of the respected Scottish journalist and man of letters, George Hogarth (although they separated in May 1858). Smith I, 5. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        "OEDENRODE, SINT; ARTS J.A. MEIJER--- Aantekeningen der behandelde lijders en derzelver verschillende ziektens, zoo uit- als inwendig, als ook van de geleverde medicamenten, Sint Oedenrode 1836 [-1838]. Cahier met dit opschrift van de hand van de arts J.A. Meijer, 4°, 263 beschreven pagina's.".

      "Tevens administratie betr. te ontvangen betalingen. Namen van de honderden patienten o.a.: Betje van Boxtel; burgemeester van Son, de heer Van Hoove; F. v. Genechten, koperslager te Oedenrode; vrouw van de verwer Van Lieshout te Oedenrode; de zoon van Hein v.d. Dongen, wever te Rooy; Van den Heuvel te Breugel; wed. van Teylingen-Thielen (dagelijkse visites); Klaasen, schoolonderwijzer te Oedenrode; De Jong, notaris te Oedenrode; Casper de Bresser, klompenmaker in Olland; vrouw de Leest, bijgenaamd Zagarijntje; etc. Bij iedere patient in het Latijn de aandoening. Uit enkele handtekeningen valt op te maken dat de arts J.A. Meijer heet. In 1839 tekent hij bij voorbeeld met zijn naam op een los blaadje te Lieshout. Bewerking van dit boek zou een overzicht geven van de praktijk van een Brabantse plattelands dokter in 1837, zijn patienten, hun kwalen, de voorgeschreven geneesmiddelen daartegen, de kosten van medische hulp en het inkomen van een arts.".M10648

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        The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1839. With Illustrations by Phiz. Octavo (212 x 135 mm). Near-contemporary dark red straight-grain half morocco, marbled sides and edges, titles to spine fully gilt in compartments, brown endpapers. Engraved frontispiece by Finden after D. Maclise; 39 plates by Phiz. Slight rubbing to extremities and covers, light foxing to plates, an excellent copy. First edition, first issue in book form, bound without the half-title nor the list of plates. Originally issued in monthly parts, and, once the serialisation was complete, issued as a book in cloth. With the following first issue points; frontispiece and first two plates with imprints, (bottom margin of third and fourth plates cropped by binder); "visiter" for "sister" p.123 line 17; "flys" for "flies" p.245 line 10; "visiters" instead of "visitors" p.272 line 2; "incontestible" for "incontestable" p.297 line 22; "suprise"for "surprise" p.586 line 24. "All the humour of the recently completed Pickwick is reaffirmed in Nicholas Nickleby which has some title to being the funniest novel Dickens ever wrote; it is perhaps the funniest novel in the English language" (Peter Ackroyd, Dickens, pp. 262-262).

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        Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Paul Cuffee, A Pequot Indian: During Thirty Years Spent at Sea, and in Traveling in Foreign Lands

      Vernon, [New York]: Printed by Horace N. Bill. 1839. First. First edition. Octavo. 21pp. Stitched to contemporary pink wrappers. Some chipping on front wrap, small corner of title page chipped, light stain at the bottom of the pages not affecting any text, else a nice, very good copy. Narrative of Paul Cuffee, the son of a famous sea captain, abolitionist, and African colonizer of the same name. He was of mixed Ashanti African and Wampanoag (not Pequot) Indian descent. The author accompanied his father on a voyage in 1813 when he joined the whaler Atlas as a 12-year-old harpooner. The ship was seized by the English and Cuffee was held in Jamaica for eight months. He eventually escaped and spent the next decades aboard a number of whalers, visiting Brazil, the Azores, Peru, and the Society Islands. The Narrative "is one of the scarcest and most sought after of all accounts of the American whale-fishery" (Howgego). .

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        THE TRAVELS AND OBSERVATIONS OF HAEACH, THE WANDERING JEW

      1839. GALT, John. THE TRAVELS AND OBSERVATIONS OF HAEACH, THE WANDERING JEW. Comprehending a view of the most distinguished events in the history of mankind since the destruction of Jerusalem by Titus: with a description of the manners, customs, and remarkable monuments of the most celebrated nations: interspersed with ancedotes of eminent men of differnt periods. New edition, revised and improved, with many valuable additions by the Rev. T. Clark. 12mo., full, tree-calf leather; 424 pages. The Rev. T. Clark is a pseudonym for John Galt [1779-1839]- a Scottish novelist, entrepreneur, and political and social commentator. He has been called the first political novelist in the English language. The first letters in the last 26 sentences after "The Conclusion" spell out "THIS BOOK WAS WRITTEN BY JOHN GALT". Illustrated & with two fold-out maps still present. This appears to be the second edition and, for whatever reason, it seems to be terrifically scarce. This copy is also distinguished by having the ink name of "Thomas W. Beauchamp Proctor" on the front endpaper, who was the 2nd Baronet of Langley Park in Norfolk. His son, William, was a well-known Royal Navy officer. Good (spine chipped & eroded, some darkening around edge front cover- looks like it may have been in a fire but there is absolutely no odor; text pretty clean with few creases & little foxing- more to several front pages; maps extend a bit from the fore-edge & have minor wear on one side). $500.00.

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        Sketches by Boz. Illustrative of Every-Day Life and Every-Day People. With Forty Illustrations by George Cruikshank. A New Edition, Complete.

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1839 - Octavo (210 x 130 mm). Contemporary red crushed morocco, titles to spine gilt in compartments, raised gilt bands, gilt rules to covers, decorative gilt turn-ins, top edge gilt, red silk page marker, marbled endpapers. Light browning to margins of endpapers, occasionally foxing not affecting text; an excellent copy. Frontispiece with tissue guard, half-title vignette and 38plates. First complete one volume edition, bound from parts. Sketches by Boz was originally published in two series: the first in two volumes in 1836, and the second in one volume in 1837. This edition combines all three parts for the first time. Cruikshank's illustrations were described by John Ruskin as "the finest things, next to Rembrandt's, that, as far as I know, have been done since etching was invented" (ODNB). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Musée Dantan. Galerie des Charges et Croquis des célébrités de l'époque, avec texte explicatif et biographique [ Edition originale ]

      1 vol. in-8 reliure de l'époque demi-veau vert, dos lisse orné en long (motif romantique), roulette estampée à froid en mors, Chez H. Delloye, Paris, 1839, 2 ff., 200 ff., 1 f. Edition originale et premier tirage de cet étonnant ouvrage, orné de 100 portraits gravés sur bois en noir par Maurisset, d'après les sculptures de Dantan Jeune. Les textes, en regarde de chacun des 100 portraits, sont de Louis Huart. Bon état (coupes et plat lég. frottés, des rouss.). On y retrouve notamment croqués : Balzac, La Canne de Balzac (sic), Berlioz, Comte, Dantan, Alexandre Dumas, Victor Hugo, Frédéric Lemaitre, Liszt, Orfila, Rossini, Strauss, Vernet, etc... Vicaire, IV, 220 ; Carteret, III, 182 Français

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        Un Grand Homme de Province à Paris, Scène de la Vie de Province. 2 volumes.

      Paris, Hippolyte Souverain 1839 - ÉDITION ORIGINALE RARE. Paris, Hippolyte Souverain - 1839 - XIX, 351 et 354 pages. Reliure demi-basane de l'époque. Dos lisse à faux nerfs filetés, aux titre et auteur dorés. Quelques rousseurs. Deux petites taches d'encre sur le titre du tome II. Bon état. Format in-8°(21x13). Ce titre est la deuxième partie de l'ensemble Illusions perdues, publié en trois parties entre 1836 et 1843, désormais édité en un seul volume. 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La verdad desnuda, Periodico politico y literario

      First edition. The complete run of a very rare literary and political South American Periodical. Irisarri (1786 - 1868) was a remarkable Guatemalan journalist, politician, novelist, and diplomat. According to the Spanish literary scholar marcelino Menendez y Pelayo, Irisarri was "one of the most knowledgable men ever born in Spanish America, possessing vast culture, political fire and energy"; he is in fact considered one of the fathers of Chilean journalism. In 1839, in Guayaquil, Irisarri founded the newspaper La Verdad Desnuca, in which, according to Donoso "there are pages that stand out for their polemical value as well as for their passion". By the time he was active as a journalist in Ecuador, Spanish American Anarchist movements had already been involded inmuch bloodshed, and it was from that moment on that the Guatemalan writer began to observe the spectacle of the Latin American nations with horror. Irisarri founded three newspapers in Guayaquil: La verdad Desnuda, La Balanza, and El Correo Semanal de Guayaquil, condemning, with great sadness, the consequences of political passions and party politics and dissensions in the fledgling republics of Spanish America. Throughout his long life, he published numerous newspapers, all of which reflect his staunch Americanism, his combative streak, and all of the attributes that rendered him a notable career journalist and politician. Irisaari also founded and collaborated in a variety of newspaper in Chile, Guatemala, El Salvador, Ecuador, Colombia, Curacao, New York, and England. Extremely rare, we couldn´t trace a copy having ever appeared at auction.

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