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        Sketches by Boz

      Chapman and Hall, London 1839 - First bound edition, 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. First issue point present on page 526 of ¿reeledbefore¿ without space between, title page shows publisher¿s name and address (186 Strand). All 40 illustrations present, but are heavily toned, not affecting the text. Volume appears to have been rebound, ¿Bound by Bolton, Knightsbridge¿ stamp on rear pastedown page. Half bound in navy leather with marbled boards, 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. PO armorial bookplate on front pastedown endpaper. Volume recently had some restoration work done by a conservation expert, see seller for details. Boards lightly rubbed, endpapers in excellent condition. Text block is tight and square, pages other than illustration pages just beginning to tone, minimal scattered foxing, one very small one-quarter inch tear to top of pg. 157. Overall a near fine copy, but grading VG due to conservation work having been done and toning to illustration pages. Due to value of this volume, additional postage will apply. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books]
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        CHILI, PARAGUAY, URUGUAY, BUENOS-AYRES,

      - par m. Cesar Famin, Consul de France à Lisbonne. PATAGONIE, TERRE-DU-FEU ET ARCHIPEL DES MALOUINES, par M. Frédéric Lacroix. ILES DIVERSES DES TROIS OCÉANS ET REGIONS CIRCOMPOLAIRES, par M. le Commandeur Bory de Saint-Vincent, Membre de l'Institut de France, et par M. Frédéric Lacroix. [In] L'UNIVERS. Histoire et description de toutes les peuples. Amérique méridionale, iles diverses de l'océan et regions circumpolaires. Firmin Didot Frères, Éditeurs. Paris. M DCCC XXXIX e M DCCC XL [1839 e 1840]. 3 tomos em 1 volume. In 8.º de 23x15 cm. Com 96-91-328 pags. Encadernação recente com lombada em pele azul. Obra impressa a duas colunas. Profusamente ilustrado e com mapas desdobráveis (entre os quais um mapa das regiões circumpolares do Ártico). Exemplar no 2º tomo não apresenta a folha de rosto própria. Contém descrição das Ilhas Galápagos, com duas gravuras das mesmas: Ilha Charles (S. Cristobal) e Ilha Chathan (Floreana). Location/localizacao: Raros

      [Bookseller: Livraria Castro e Silva]
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        OLIVER TWIST. With Illustrations.

      James Turney, Jr., New - York: 1839 - Frontis & 19 inserted plates [on yellow paper] after those of Cruikshank. Frontis = "Oliver Claimed by His Affectionate Friends." Collates per Smith [e.g., without portrait frontis, as found in some copies]. Slight cock. Modest wear & signs of use, with board showing at tips. Period pos to ffep. Some odd tears, etc occasionally to leaf edges. Withal, a VG copy of an uncommon edition. Original publisher's brown vertically-ribbed cloth with gilt stamped spine & arabesque stamped in blind to boards (varies from that design pictured by Smith, p. 106). 9-1/*" x 5-3/4". 1st volume edition thus, mixed issue (Smith AMERICAN 3, pp 105 - 110; cf Gimbel A36). A variant from that described by Smith, with p. 217 signature reading: "No. X-28". [iii] - vi, 314 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Coasts of Guatimala and Mexico From Panama to Cape Mendocino; With the Principal Harbours in California

      London:: Smith Elder,. 1839.. An exceedingly rare map, unbound (on thin paper, without folds) with original outline color. From Forbes' 'History of Upper and Lower California'. With insets of the Port of S. Gabriel or S. Pedro; Sketch of Port Bodega; Harbour of San Francisco; Sketch of Puerto de S. Diego; Sketch of Monterrey Harbour; and Sketch of S. Barbara Harbour. Image size: 19 3/4 x 14 1/2. Paper size: 22 5/8 x 16 7/8". Very good.

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        The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

      London - Edward Moxon, 1839 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley with an engraved portrait of Percy Bysshe Shelley to frontispiece to first volume. Edited by his wife Mary Shelley. First edition thus. First collected edition. In four volumes complete. This edition of Mrs. Shelley's was supposed, when published, to be definitive. That she did not edit one earlier was due to the promised exacted by Sir Timothy Shelley that she would not try to bring his son's name into public notice during his own lifetime. The present edition was published with Sir Timothy's permission on condition that it should contain no memoir of the poet, a condition which was partially overcome by the addition of copious notes. Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 - 1822) was one of the major English Romantic poets and is critically regarded as among the finest lyric poets in the English language. Shelley was famous for his association with John Keats and Lord Byron. Mary Shelley (ne Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin 1797 - 1851) was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus (1818). She also edited and promoted the works of her husband, the Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown to volume one and previous owner's postcard with a portrait of Shelley as a boy inserted to volume one. Condition: Rebound in cloth. Externally, in excellent condition but with slight bumping to extremities and the odd slight mark to boards. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean throughout but with slight foxing to frontispiece and the odd spot and handling mark throughout. Overall: NEAR FINE.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        THE PRESENT STATE OF THE PRESENT STATE OF THE TURKISH EMPIRE

      John Ollivier, London 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        [WoO 104]. Gesang der Mönche aus Schillers Wilhelm Tell für zwei Tenore und Bass

      Leipzig: A.R. Friese. [June 1839]. Published together with: & - Schubert, Franz. Chor der Engel, aus Göthe's Faust für Sopran, Alt, Tenor u. Bass;& & - Weber, Carl Maria von. Erstes Werk: Sechs Fugetten [Op. 1] im eilsten Jahre componirt;& & - Sechter, Simon. Studien für Orgel oder Clavier.& & [1] (collective title with central decorative vignette), [2] (blank), 3 (Beethoven song, with "Zur erinnerung an den schnellen unverhofften Tod unsers Krumpholz am 3. Mai 1817" to head and a printed note stating that the autograph of the song is in the collection of A[]loys] Fuchs in Vienna at foot), 4-6 (Schubert song, with "Componirt in June 1816" to head of page 4), 7-8 (Weber VI Fugetten, with dedication to the composer's brother Edmund von Weber at head and "Der Bass ist offenbar falsch. Man lese wie in No. 3. R.S.," i.e. Robert Schumann, to foot), 9-11 (Sechter Studien, with "Contrapunctische Studien" at head of page 9) pp. Engraved throughout. & & Folio. Unbound. & & Slightly worn and soiled; central vertical crease; small oval embossed stamp "Kottenbach" to most leaves with small rectangular label to verso of title; identification in red ink to each piece. . First Edition of the Beethoven song. Kinsky WoO104. Hoboken 3, 678. A separate issue in the series Sammlung von Musikstücken alter und neuer Zeit als Zulage zur neuen Zeitschrift für Musik, Heft VI, Juni 1839, published as a supplement to the Neue Zeitschrift für Musik edited by Robert Schumann. & & First Edition of the Schubert song. Deutsch 440.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        Assiniboin Indians [Tab. 32]

      Paris, Coblenz and London: [1839-42]. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by Geoffroy after Bodmer, blindstamp. Three small tears to upper blank margin not affecting plate area. 20 x 14 1/4 inches. 24 11/16 x 17 5/8 inches. Bird's-eye maple with gold liner. 35 1/4 x 27 3/4 inches. A fine full- length double-portrait composed by Bodmer from individual portraits executed at Fort Union in June of 1833. The figure in the foreground is Pitätapiú, a young warrior and member of the Stone band with his hair ornamented with two small shells. On his left arm is a rawhide shield, painted and with an amulet attached to assure success on horse raids. A riding whip with a wooden handle hangs from a fur loop around his wrist. In his right hand he holds a combination bow/lance that was probably only for ceremonial purposes. The name of the figure in the background is not known, but it is recorded that he was initially very solemn until Bodmer's music box made him laugh. His quilted and beaded shirt is fringed with leather rather than the more usual hair. He cradles a much-prized trade flintlock in the crook of his left arm. 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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        History of Long Island : Containing an Account of the Discovery and Settlement, with Other Important and Interesting Matters to the Present Time

      New-York : E. French, 1839. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : 536 p. , [2] leaves of plates : ill ; 24 cm. Pages 142-481 devoted to histories of the counties and towns. Sabin 95468. Subject: Long Island (N. Y. ) - Discovery and exploration. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title directly gilt-blocked. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - of presentation quality.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        The Life and Services of Horatio, Viscount Nelson, …

      London: Fisher, Son, & Co.,, [1839-40]. from His Lordship's Manuscripts. 3 volumes, octavo (221 × 137 mm). Contemporary tree calf, spines elaborately gilt-tooled in compartments with black bands, sides bordered with a foliate gilt roll, marbled endpapers, red speckled edges. Engraved portrait frontispiece and vignette half-title to each, 31 other engraved plates in all, folding plan. The portrait of St. Vincent, called for in volume III, is instead present in volume II. Spines and extremities rubbed, joints starting, ink gift inscriptions to the versos of the vignette half-titles with some throughsetting of the ink, occasional light spotting around the plates. A good set, attractively bound. Second complete edition, preceded by the 1809 first edition in 2 weighty folio volumes, and a much abridged single octavo edition in 1810; this second complete edition was more practicable than the first, and originally issued in 7 parts to be bound, as here, in 3. Described as "one of the main foundation stones of the Nelson legend" (Wilson, "Nelson Apotheosised" in Cannadine (ed.), Admiral Lord Nelson). This edition includes three appendices published for the first time; the recollections of Tom Allen, Nelson's naval servant; and memoirs of Thomas Masterman Hardy, Nelson's flag captain and the dedicatee of this biography; and Lord Collingwood, the "noble fellow" who succeeded Nelson after his death at Trafalgar. A desirable set in a handsome Regency binding.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Napoli

      Kupferstich-Karte des Reale Officio Topografico 1839. 56.5x84.5 cm. Maßstab 1 : 83.000. - Der Golf von Neapel begrenzt durch Giugliano, Afragola, Nola, Palma, Angri und Conco dei Marini mit den Inseln Capri, Ischia und Procida. Die Erhöhungen, beispielsweise der Vesuv, durch Schraffuren dargestellt. Dekorative und detaillierte Karte. Unten links Prägestempel.Das Reale Officio Topografico wurde 1781 in Neapel gegründet und war ein Vorläufer des Militärgeographischen Institutes.Auf Leinen gezogen, Spuren alter Faltung, unten links leicht stockfleckig, rechts geglättete diagonal verlaufende Knickfalte.

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        THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON. Including a journal of his tour to the Hebrides.New edition with numerous additions and notes by The Right Hon.John Wilson Croker,M.P.To which are added,two supplementary volumes of Johnsoniana.Also upwards of fifty engraved il

      John Murray.London.,1839. TEN VOLUMES.8VO.Contemporary binding of half red morocco,raised bands with decorative gilt.Gilt lettering to two compartments.Marbled paper to boards.All edges gilt.Very good clean set in nice nineteenth century bindings.:bind.engl.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Fisher's Illustrations of Constantinople and its Environs / Constantinople and the scenery of the seven churches of Asia Minor

      London and Paris: Fisher, Son & Co., [1839]. First edition. Hardcover. Good. Thomas Allom. Fisher's illustrated Constantinople is a prime example of illustrated travel books of this era. This , the first series, has 48 tissue guarded steel engraved plates, including the frontispiece, vignette title and map of Constantinople - collated and complete. NOTE - the contents only calls up 47 plates, but this volume seems to have an additional one [Ancient archway and cavern of the Balkan mountains] that is not referenced. Maroon leather binding with a very fancy blind embossed pattern to both boards and the backstrip. This book has been rebound in leather with the original leather overlaid. The only loss to the original leather is at the top / tail of the backstrip and along the backstrip edges. Corners / edges worn. Replacement endpapers. Some brown spotting throughout, more prominant towards beginning and end of book. aeg. 28x23 cm. Allom was an architect and topographical illustrator and founder member of RIBA. Known for his meticulous work this, together with his architecural origins, are quite apparent in this work. [Houfe] The engravings herein are truly atmospheric and accomplished, taking in the 'humdrum' of every day life, such as in the village of Babec, to the majesty of some of the building interiors such as the Mosque in Santa Sophia to the truly impressive views such as Constantinople seen from the Golden Horn. It is truly fascinating.

      [Bookseller: The Little Book Store]
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        The Silurian System, Founded on Geological Researches

      London: John Murray 1839, 1st Edition. () xxxii,576; (5),580-734pp. Very good. Folio. Bound in an attractive modern half calf and marbled boards binding. Large folding map, mounted on three pieces of linen, housed in matching half calf fold over box. Numerous plates, many folding and coloured. Interally clean. A nicely bound copy of a foundational geological text. A landmark in the history of geology, presenting, for the first time, the succession of fossils below the Old Red Sandstone and thus opening up a diverse "new" epoch of fossil discoveries unlike those seen before. This monograph allowed for the dating of fossiliferous strata much earlier than the Old Red Sandstone and enhanced the scientific understanding of early animal life, even playing an important role in the debate of the genesis of life itself (Beverley 179).

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        MINISTERIO DE GUERRA Y MARINA. SECCION CENTRAL. MESA 1.A EL EXMO SR. PRESIDENTE INTERINO DE LA REPÚBLICA SE HA SERVIDO DIRIGIRME EL DECRETO QUE SIGUE...[caption title]

      [Mexico. April 22, 1839].. Broadside, 8 x 12 inches. Faint fold lines. Quite clean. Very good. "Establishes the Department of New Mexico as separate 'Commendancia General,' it being particularly liable to Indian incursion and depredation" - Eberstadt. An important decree for the protection of the lucrative Santa Fe and Taos trade, issued while Santa Anna was serving as acting president of Mexico. Quite rare. Not on OCLC. EBERSTADT 163:406. HANDBOOK OF TEXAS 5, pp.881-82.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        ALGIC RESEARCHES, comprising inquiries respecting the mental characteristics of the North American Indians. First Series. Indian Tales and Legends. In two volumes

      New York: Harper, 1839. American Indians; folklore; 2 volumes; 19cm; original lavender cloth binding; spine ends worn; corners bumped; paper spine labels chipped; cloth clam-shell box; collection of Indian tales and legends by Schoolcraft, American ethnologist, geologist, explorer, Indian agent for Lake Superior region 1822-36, superintendant Indian affairs for Michigan 1836-41; source of inspiration for Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1807-82, in writing Song of Hiawatha, 1855; Howes S180; owner marks.. Hardcover. Very good condition. Octavo (8vo).

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller (ABAA)]
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        Praktische Anleitung, dem Weinstocke den höchsten Ertrag abzugewinnen, durch eine neue, besonders schöne und lohnende Erziehungsart, nähmlich auf Pyramiden- und Kränzeform, wo vierzig bis fünfzig solche ausgewachsene Rebenstöcke zehn Oesterreicher Eimer Traubenmost geben können. Für Gärten und Weinberge anwendbar. Nebst einer Abhandlung über Topf- und Kübel-Rebenzucht, dann geregelter Pflege der Weinspalier

      Graz, Kienreich 1839.. Mit 5 gefalt. lithogr. Tafeln mit 15 Abb. XII, 187 S. Buntpapier-Umschlag. Schoene3, 3991; Simon, Bibl. Vinaria S. 77. - Text leicht, Titel stärker stockfleckig.

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        Summa Sancti Thomae,: Hodiernis academiarum moribus accomodata, sive Cursus theologiae juxta mentem divi Thomae, insertis pro re nata digressionibus in historiam ecclesiasticam

      Albanel et Martin, 1839. Hardcover. Very Good. 10 volume set. Lugdoni, 1839 printing. Tooled red leather spine with red marbled boards. Clean, unmarked pages. Good bindings. Minor rubbing to covers. Bumped corners. Vol. 4 has a small chip to the top spine material. Hardcover. Photos available upon request. Ships daily.

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        Memorie militari estratte dalle norme del guerreggiare prescritte da grandi ed illustri capitani degli andati e moderni tempi

      Nella Reale Stamperia, Cagliari, 1839 - Quattro parti legate in due volumi di cm. 20,5, pp. 1.000 ca. complessive. Con 3 belle tavole in litografia più volte ripiegate fuori testo. Solida legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorsi lisci con titoli e filetti in oro. Solo una piccola lacuna al margine bianco delle ultime 3/4 carte del primo volume, peraltro esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Ampio e non comune trattato sulla guerra e le sue tecniche. Cfr. Iccu. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Scrapbook featuring well-rendered original drawings of famous figures and places

      ca. 1839. Hardcover. Fine. Original scrapbook rebound in dark green cloth. 8vo, np, approx. 100 leaves. Various paper stocks with many pre-embellished features, mostly embossing. Featuring 25 incredibly impressive drawings of prominent figures such as Napoleon, Shakespeare, Rousseau, and La Fontaine, as well as many landscapes and architectural renderings. Executed primarily in pencil, with several pastel drawings by this clearly skilled draughtsman. The drawings are accompanied by many poems and quotations in both English and French. The scrapbook is likely documenting the European travels of an American, with many pressed flowers from places such as Waterloo and Kenilworth Castle. Binding in fine condition with very good contents- occasional chipping to the brittle pages, though never loss to the text or illustrations. A wonderful scrapbook with exquisite drawings.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        Drawings of the London and Birmingham Railway

      Ackermann London 1839. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition 1839, tinted lithographed title, 2 engraved maps on one sheet, 34 tinted lithographed views on 29 sheets, two with tears, one just touching image, complete with pp26 text at rear. Occasional light foxing, some slight marginal staining and finger soiling, contemporary half calf, rebacked with gilt spine, rubbed, folio, 1839.

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        CORRESPONDENCE RELATING TO PERSIA AND AFGHANISTAN

      London, J. Harrison & Son. 1839. FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM, 1839. 8vo, approximately 220 x 140 mm, 8¾ x 5 inches, pages: xi, 524, diced patterned cloth, crimson and green contrasting labels with gilt lettering to spine. Spine faded, slight wear to head and tail of spine and corners, very small crack to top of upper hinge, hinges rubbed, the gilt lettering on the green label mostly rubbed away, some occasional light foxing otherwise a very good copy. Originally published as Parliamentary Papers. First part has no number: Correspondence relating to Persia and Afghanistan; followed by No.1, Indian Papers, Copy of the treaty with Runjeet Sing and Shah Shooja-Ool-Moolk, concluded at Lahore, 26 June 1838; No.2, Indian Papers. Treaties; No.3, Indian Papers. Expedition of Shah Shooja-Ool-Moolk into Afghanistan, and treaty between the Shah and Runjeet Sing; No.4, Indian Papers. Correspondence relating to Afghanistan; No.5, Indian Papers. Correspondence relating to Afghanistan; No.6, Correspondence relating to Afghanistan; No.7, Indian Papers, correspondence relating to the occupation of Karrak; Unnumbered: Court of Directors of the East India company to the Governor-General of India, in Council. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        The Thousand and One Nights,

      London: Charles Knight and Co., , 1839-41. Commonly Called, In England, The Arabian Nights' Entertainments. A New Translation from the Arabic, with Copious Notes by Edward William Lane. Illustrated by Many Hundred Engravings on Wood, From Original Designs by William Harvey. In Three Volumes. 3 volumes, octavo (242 × 150 mm). Contemporary tan calf, red and brown morocco labels, elaborate decoration to spines in compartments separated by raised bands, twin rule to boards with cornerpieces, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Engravings throughout. An excellent set. First edition of Lane's translation. An attractive library set.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. With 39 illustrations by Phiz and portrait

      Chapman and Hall, London, 1839,, 1839. First Edition. First Issue. 8vo. Contemporary half brown morocco over marbled boards, slightly rubbed and scuffed with some sunning to spine. Strong and handsome. Some foxing/browning as usual else a very good, handsome copy (Dickens plates are notorious for early browning). Dickens' comic novel centres around the exploits of Nicholas Nickleby, a young man who must support his mother and sister after his father dies. The tone of the work is burlesque, with Dickens usual snipe at social injustice. Many memorable characters are introduced, including Nicholas' malevolent uncle Ralph, playing the role of an antagonist, who thinks Nicholas will never amount to anything, and the villainous Wackford Squeers, who operates a squalid boarding school at which Nicholas temporarily serves as a tutor.

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        THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF NICHOLAS NICKLEBY

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1839 first issue, portrait frontispiece of Dickens, illustrated by Phiz, 624pp., handsomely bound by Morrell Binders of London in 3/4 brown crushed morocco over marbled covered boards, raised bands, lettering within compartments, gilt; top edge gilt. Marbled end papers. Plates are very good to fine. A lovely copy. First Edition. Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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        The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. With Illustrations by Phiz

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1839., 1839. FIRST EDITION, MIXED ISSUE of the text, with 'visiter' corrected to 'sister' line 17, page 123, but 'latter' for 'letter' 6 lines up, page160; First Issue of the illustrations, with the plates up to p.45 carrying a 'C+H' imprint (Eckel). Original haf brown calf over marbled sides, morocco title-label lettered in gilt, drab endpapers and all edges speckled. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 39 plates. Plates browned as usual. Some rubbing to edges and corners, short tear to foot of joint. Some scholarly notation to flyleaf and bookplate of Hugh Charles knowles (who was left a considerable fortune in 1900) to pastedown. A very good copy. Eckel [p.64]

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        EXCURSIONS IN THE INTERIOR OF RUSSIA;

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

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        L'Universo o Storia e descrizione di tutti i populi, loro religioni, costumi, usanze, ec. Sicilia

      [Venezia, Antonelli, 1839].. gr.-8° (2) 103 S., 1 Bl. (Index/Sicilia), 2 doppelbl. gr. Karten, 196 (v. 200) Kupfertaf. HLdr. d. Zt. Mit Goldrückenpräg. Stiche Nr. 32, 34, 38 u. 39 a. d. italien Serie fehlen. Vereinz. braunfleckig. - (L'Universo pittoresco o storia e descrizione di tutti i populi ec.) Die Stiche zeigen antike Gebäude, bzw. Ruinen, Veduten, Landschaften, Portraits berühmter Persönlichkeiten, Münzen etc. (24 Taf.: Sizilien u. 172 (v. 176) von Italien).

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        Relación de las solemnes exequias con que la ciudad de Ica honro la memoria del M. R. P. Fr. Jose Ramon Rojas de Jesus Maria, misionero apostólico del colejio de propaganda Fide de Cristo en la ciudad de Guatemala

      A Limenian work commemorating the eulogy of a Missionary to Guatemala. 1839. Lima. Imprenta de Jose Masias. In 8vo (182 mm x 131). 35 + iv + [several blanks]. Later half red cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Fine copy, paper fresh and clean. Another edition was printed in Guatemala in 1846, this appears to be the first edition, of which we find no other copy. Sabin, 72798 (for the Guatemala edition). Not in Medina, Lima, cataloguing only up to a few years earlier.

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        The Natural History of the Sperm Whale . . . To Which is added, a Sketch of a South Sea Whaling Voyage . . . In Which the Author Has Personally Engaged

      1 Paternoster Row, London : John Van Vorst, 1839. "The Natural History of the Sperm Whale: Its Anatomy and Physiology - Food - Spermaceti - Ambergris - Rise and Progress of the Fishery - Chase and Capture - "Cutting In" and "Trying Out" - Descriptions of the Ships, Boats, Men, and Instruments Used in the Attack; with an Account of the Favourite Places of Resort. To Which is added, a Sketch of a South Sea Whaling Voyage; Embracing a Description of the Extent, As well as the Adventures and Accidents that Occurred During the Voyage in which the Author has Personally Engaged." Three quarters leather with gilt tiles over brown cloth covers. vi, [7]-12, 393 p, frontis plus 2 additional plates, one with tissue guard. Very nice condition: a little rubbing to leather on covers, small mark on back cover, a very few ages spots, almost entirely confined to endpapers. Stuckdowns and outer side of first and last free endpaper are in light purple paper, suggesting that the copy has been rebacked at some point. Extensive photographs available. Herman Melville acquired a copy of Beale's book in 1850 and used it as a source book for his novel Moby Dick, which was completed in 1951. This is the second edition of Beale's work, the first edition being a much shorter version (58 pages) without the section on the whaling voyage.. Three-Quarter Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        The Phantom Ship

      London - Henry Colburn, 1839 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A very scarce complete set of The Phantom Ship,a Gothic novel by Frederick Marryat which explores the legend of the Flying Dutchman and, in one chapter, features a werewolf. In three volumes complete with half title to volume one as called for. First edition in book form. The novel was originally serialised in The New Monthly Magazine beginning in March 1837 and ending in August 1839. The plot concerns the quest of Philip Vanderdecken of Terneuzenin Holland to save his father - who has been doomed to sail for eternity as Captain of the Phantom Ship, after he made a rash oath to heaven and slew one of the crew whilst attempting to sail round the Cape of Good Hope. Philip sails around the world in a number of ships, in the employ of the Dutch East India Company, so that he can redeem his father by presenting him with the relic of the Holy Cross he wears round his neck. His quest, however, brings him into conflict with earthly and unearthly powers as the sight of the Flying Dutchman brings doom to all who encounter her. Captain Frederick Marryat (1792 - 1848) was an English Royal Navy officer, novelist, and a contemporary and acquaintance of Charles Dickens, noted today as an early pioneer of the sea story. He is now known particularly for the semi-autobiographical novel Mr Midshipman Easy and his children's novel The Children of the New Forest, and for a widely used system of maritime flag signalling, known as Marryat's Code. Bookplates by two previous owner's to front pastedown and front free endpapers to all volumes. Condition: In half calf bindings. Externally, sound but with some wear to extremities, slight loss to head and tails of spines, rubbing and marksto boards. Joints starting slightly. Bright but with slight scattered foxing in places and handling marks. Slight chipping in places where unopened pages have been opened, marginal loss to page 139 of volume two, not affecting text and the odd slight closed tear. Overall: GOOD.

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        The Phantom Ship. In three volumes

      London - Henry Colburn, 1839 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce first edition set of Marryat's famous sea story, in fine bindings. First Edition. Complete in three volumes. Captain Frederick Marryat (10 July 1792 9 August 1848) was an English Royal Navy officer, novelist, and a contemporary and acquaintance of Charles Dickens, noted today as an early pioneer of the sea story. He is now known particularly for the semi-autobiographical novel Mr Midshipman Easy and his children's novel The Children of the New Forest, and for a widely used system of maritime flag signalling, known as Marryat's Code. The Phantom Ship (1839) explores the legend of the Flying Dutchman. The plot concerns the quest of Philip Vanderdecken of Terneuzen in Holland to save his father, who has been doomed to sail for eternity as Captain of the Phantom Ship after he made a rash oath to heaven and slew one of the crew whilst attempting to sail round the Cape of Good Hope. Philip sails around the world in a number of ships in the employ of the Dutch East India Company, so that he can redeem his father by presenting him with the relic of the Holy Cross he wears round his neck. His quest, however, brings him into conflict with earthly and unearthly powers as the sight of the Flying Dutchman brings doom to all who encounter her. One chapter concerning a werewolf has often been excerpted in anthologies of supernatural fiction as The White Wolf of the Hartz Mountains. The novel was originally serialised in The New Monthly Magazine beginning in March 1837 and ending in August 1839. Condition: Rebound in half leather with marbled boards. Externally, lovely condition with just some slight sunning to the spines. Internally, firmly bound. Light foxing throughout. Marginal tidemarks to several pages, prominent to volume I. Faded stamp to the titlepage of volume I. The last page of volume I is missing. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        An Introduction to Astronomy; Designed as a Text Book for the Students of Yale College. (Bound with Mason's Introduction to Practical Astronomy, Designed as a Supplement to Olmsted's Astronomy)

      New York: Collins, Keese & Co., 1839. Rare original edition of Olmsted's "An Introduction to Astronomy." Title page is dated 1839, the year of first publication. Also in this volume, Ebenezer Porter Mason's 1841 "Introduction to Practical Astronomy, Designed as a Supplement to Olmsted's Astronomy..." also published by Collins, Keese & Co. "An Introduction to Astronomy" features an illustrated frontispiece (engraving with views of moon, Saturn and of Jupiter with its moons). Small engravings and line diagrams appear throughout text. Topics include doctrine of the sphere and earth's dimensions, annual motion of the sun, earth's orbit, gravitation, precession of the equinoxes, eclipses, the moon, tides, planets, comets, and fixed stars. Mason's "Introduction to Practical Astronomy" opens with a full-page plate; 6 more plates (2 of which are folding) are bound at the end of book. The plates primarily feature line diagrams though Plate I includes 2 drawings of astronomical instruments. Mason discusses adjustment and use of astronomical instruments, calculation of eclipses and occultations, and methods of finding latitude and longitude. The volume is GOOD++, a clean, firmly bound copy, in worn calf leather binding. The only markings to the book are penciled annotations on the rear free endpaper. Moderate to light foxing to pages but overall pages are clean, complete and very good. Cover is clean though the leather is rubbed, dry and rather 'rusty'. Spine is gilt titled 'Olmsted's Astronomy' on a black leather label. The label has a large vertical chip up the middle, with loss to some of the lettering. Leather is cracked along hinges but the hinges remain firm and the book block is firm and straight. 5-1/2 x 9". Olmsted: xvi +276 text pages. Mason: viii + 141 pages plus 7 plates.. First Edition. Leather. Good+/No Jacket.

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        Sketches in France, Switzerland and Italy

      London: Charles Hullmandel for Hodgson & Graves, [1839]. Folio. (21 1/8 x 14 1/4 inches). Lithographed throughout: tinted title, dedication (with list of plates on verso), 25 tinted plates, all printed by Hullmandel after Prout. Contemporary russet morocco, bound by Charles Lewis, covers bordered with a gilt triple fillet, covers stamped in gilt with arms, spine in seven compartments with double-raised bands, lettered in the second compartment, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, a.e.g. (minor wear at the top of the spine). A stunning copy of a lovely work of lithographed views on the continent by an eminent British artist. At the time of publication of this work, Prout was at the apex of his career. In 1829, he was named the official Painter in Watercolours in Ordinary to King George IV, a post he continued under the reign of Queen Victoria. Sketches in France, Switzerland and Italy is characteristic of his most acclaimed work, lively European street scenes which wonderfully capture the character of its figures set within charmingly picturesque architecture. The present copy in wonderful condition, completely free of the foxing which generally plague lithograph books from this era, and here in a contemporary signed binding commissioned for the Earl of Brownlow. Abbey Travel I:34.

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        POETICAL WORKS

      1839. SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. THE POETICAL WORKS. Edited by Mrs. Shelley. In four volumes. London: Edward Moxon, 1839. First edition. 12mo., red publisher's cloth, spines lettered and decorated in guilt. A few spots of foxing at preliminary pages, a tiny nick at the top of the spine of volume one, but overall a lovely and appealing set in what might be the delux binding housed in a Sandgorski & Sutcliff solander box, with a small crack along the side. Scarce thus.

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        Journal des Connaissances Nécessaires et indispensables aux Industriels, aux Manufacturiers, aux Commerçants et aux Gens du Monde. Première et Deuxième Années

      Chez Béchet Jeune 1839 - 2 vol. in-8 reliure d'époque demi-basane mouchetée, Chez Béchet Jeune, Paris, 1839 - 1840, 670 ; 641 pp. Etat très satisfaisant (petit accroc en coiffe sup. du premier volume, petit mq. de papier angulaire au plat sup., fortes rouss. à partir du cahier de septembre pour l'année 1839, bon état par ailleurs). Passionnant et peu courant. Hatin, 595 Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Byloke, Ghent

      [London]: 1839. Lithograph by Shotter Boys. Printed in colours by Charles Hullmandel, deluxe edition, trimmed to the subject as issued, mounted on archival mount. 10 1/2 x 14 5/8 inches. A very fine image from Boys' 'Picturesque Architecture in Paris, Ghent, Antwerp, Rouen &c': ''a work of exceeding beauty' (Abbey) and one of the most important in the history of English colour-printing. This print represents part of what was the first serious challenge to the supremacy in England of the hand-coloured aquatint. The plates in Boys' Picturesque Architecture in Paris, Ghent, Antwerp, Rouen &c 'are produced entirely by means of lithography: they are printed with oil-colours, and come from the press precisely as they now appear.' As detailed in the Descriptive Notice, it was strictly stipulated by the publisher that no colour be added, and goes on to state that previous attempts at chromolithography had suffered from an unnatural flatness 'whereas in these views, the various effects of light and shade, of local colour and general tone, result from graduated tone. The atmospheric appearance of the skies, giving day-light appearance to the out-door scenes, is the best evidence of the purity and relevance of the tints of colour; which...combine solidity with transparency'. Boys fully explored the range of possibilities that the new technique offered: one subject is presented as if it were 'a crayon sketch heightened with colour', others 'a sepia drawing, with touches of colour...a slight sketch in water-colours...a finished water-colour...an oil painting', etc. Abbey waxes lyrical about the work: "A very beautiful [work]...Apart from the brilliance, sensitivity, and...mastery of the drawing on stone there is the great...technical and artistic achievement of Hullmandel in making possible the transmission of such drawings, and in developing the cool, transparent, graduated tints, subtle in colouring...the [work] appears to have made a great impression at the time, King Louis Philippe...is said to have presented the publishers with a diamond ring; and a review in a contemporary magazine, Art Union, said: Our recommendation of it to all who love and can appreciate art cannot be given in terms too strong; it is worthy of the highest possible praise. The Work is of exceeding beauty." (AbbeyTravel I, 33). Cf. Abbey Travel I, 33; cf. E. Beresford Chancellor, Picturesque Architecture in Paris..by Thomas Shotter Boys, London: Architectural Press, 1928; cf. Friedman 134; Tooley 105.

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        Souvenirs d'un aveugle. Voyage autour du monde

      Paris,: Hortet et Ozanne, 1839-, 1840.. Five volumes, octavo, with 75 lithograph plates; an unusually good set in original quarter dark green morocco, flat spines ornately gilt. A fine set of the substantially changed version of Arago's classic voyage account, now complete in this edition with the fifth, supplementary volume Chasses - Drame, a selection of further illustrated reminiscences that had not appeared in other versions. It contains descriptions of hunting experiences during the voyage, including a 14-page description of a kangaroo hunt in New South Wales. This additional volume is scarce, and its existence is not noted by either Ferguson or Forbes.

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        NARRATIVE OF THE SURVEYING VOYAGES OF HIS MAJESTY'S SHIPS ADVENTURE AND BEAGLE, BETWEEN THE YEARS 1826 AND 1836, DESCRIBING THEIR EXAMINATION OF THE SOUTHERN SHORES OF SOUTH AMERICA, AND THE BEAGLE'S CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF THE GLOBE

      London: Henry Colburn, 1839.. Four volumes, including appendix volume. xxviii,[4],597,24; xiv,[2],694,[1]; xiv,615,16; viii,352pp,. including half titles in three primary volumes; plus forty- six plates (including two frontispieces), one plan, and ten maps and charts (nine folding). Original green publisher's cloth, stamped in blind and gilt. Cloth on the first two volumes lightly sunned; spine lightly faded on the fourth volume. Corners lightly rubbed. Light scattered foxing and soiling, some slight offsetting. Several leaves loosening in the second volume. Overall, a very good to near fine set, in the original binding. First issue of the first, second, and fourth volumes, with the second issue of the third volume. The account of the Beagle's two voyages, edited by Robert Fitzroy, who served as commander of both voyages. The third volume of this work represents the first edition (second issue) of Darwin's account of the voyage, which provided the basis for his ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES, found here in its second issue entitled, JOURNAL OF RESEARCHES INTO THE GEOLOGY AND NATURAL HISTORY OF THE VARIOUS COUNTRIES VISITED BY H.M.S. BEAGLE. "The third volume contains Darwin's account of the voyage, now famous as the genesis of his theory of evolutionary biology. The demand for Darwin's JOURNAL immediately exceeded that for the companion volumes of the NARRATIVE. Colburn therefore brought out a separate edition of it in the same year" - Hill. Freeman notes that Darwin's "first published book is undoubtedly the most often read and stands second only to ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES as the most often printed. It is an important travel book in its own right and its relation to the background of his evolutionary ideas has often been stressed." The first volume contains Captain King's account of the first coastal surveys of Patagonia and Terra del Fuego, produced on the first expedition between 1826 and 1830. The other volumes comprise the account of the second voyage of the Beagle. Between 1831 and 1836 the ship visited Brazil, Argentina, Terra del Fuego, Chile, Peru, the Galapagos Islands, Tahiti, New Zealand, and Australia. The appendix to the second volume, bound here as the fourth volume of this set, includes a meteorological journal, official instructions, correspondence, and notes. Four of the six plates in the appendix volume consist of sixteen separate illustrations of various cloud formations. An attractive set of a landmark of scientific exploration, one of the most important Pacific voyages, and Darwin's first substantial book publication. HILL 607. FREEMAN 10, pp.31-39. BORBA DE MORAES, p.247. SABIN 37826.

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        Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle,

      London: Henry Colburn,, 1839. between the Years 1826 and 1836, describing their Examination of the Southern Shores of South America, and the Beagle's Circumnavigation of the Globe. Octavo (233 × 140 mm) 3 volumes in 4 (vols. I–III and Appendix to vol. II). Attractive modern green half calf on marbled boards to style, double red morocco lettering pieces, flat bands reeded in gilt, repeated undulant pallet in blind filling the compartments, tan endpapers. 9 folding engraved maps by J. Gardner and J. and C. Walker; 47 etched plates after P. King, A. Earle, C. Martens, R. Fitzroy and others by T. Landseer, S. Bull, T. Prior and others. A wide-margined and generally clean set, some marginal foxing, particularly to the plates, which show off-set to the tissue-guards as usual, but overall a very good and handsomely presented set. First edition. "The five years of the voyage were the most important event in Darwin's intellectual life and in the history of biological science" (DSB). Vol. I contains King's account of the expedition in the Adventure made between 1826 and 1830, surveying the coasts of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. In Vol. II (and its appendix volume) Capt. Fitzroy described the narrative of the Beagle's second voyage, between 1831 and 1836 to South America, the Galapagos Islands, Tahiti, New Zealand and Australia and other countries. In this set, the Darwin volume, "Journal and Remarks 1832-1836", is the first issue, printed before the end of January 1839, the month he was elected to the Royal Society, and so without the letters F.R.S. after his name on the second title.

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        Picturesque Architecture in Paris, Ghent, Antwerp, Rouen &c

      1839. first edition. A Very Beautiful Book""A Genuine Triumph""Worthy of the Highest Possible Praise"BOYS, Thomas Shotter. Picturesque Architecture in Paris, Ghent, Antwerp, Rouen &c. Drawn from Nature and on Stone. London: By Thomas Boys, Printseller to the Royal Family, 1839. First edition. Folio (21 1/8 x 14 1/2 in; 536 x 369 mm). [6, as title, Dedication and Descriptive Notice]. Twenty-six "lithotint" (color-printed lithograph) plates (including title page) printed by G. Hullmandel after drawings by Boys, with tissue guards. Publisher's original half red morocco, inner red moire silk panel enclosed by a continuation of the morocco spine with gilt fillets, and a red morocco label in center of silk panel lettered in gilt with title. Original yellow endpapers. Rear board in half red morocco over cloth. A bit of soiling to silk, as expected. Light rubbing. Withal, an internally clean, gorgeous copy. "A very beautiful book, and one that should take preference over its later and more popular rival, the Original Views of London [by Boys, from] 1842...Apart from the brilliance, sensitivity, and technical mastery of the drawing on stone there is the great, and often under-estimated, technical and artistic achievement of Hullmandel in making possible the transmission of such drawings, and in developing the cool, transparent, graduated tints, subtle in colouring, on which the unique effect of the book depends..." (Abbey)."...A genuine triumph...by Thomas Shotter Boys, a rather neglected artist who merits a far higher place than he was ever awarded in the annals of the English water-colour school...In this book Boys is head and shoulders above them all. His drawing is refined and sensitive, and his colouring cool, simple, and direct" (Hardie)."Our recommendation of it to all who love and can appreciate art cannot be given in terms too strong; it is worthy of the highest possible praise. The Work is of exceeding beauty" (Art Union, 1839)."Apart from the brilliance, sensitivity and technical mastery of the drawing on stone, this volume features Hullmandel's great and often under-estimated technical and artistic achievement in making the transmission of such drawings possible and in devolving the cool, transparent, graduated tints - subtle in colouring - on which the unique effect of the book depends" (Bobins II, 512).Abbey, Travel, 33. Tooley 105. Hardie, pp. 247-249. Bobins

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        Rue de la Grosse Horloge, Rouen

      [London]: 1839. Lithograph by Shotter Boys. Printed in colours by Charles Hullmandel, deluxe edition, mounted on card (as issued). Very good condition apart from some very light soiling in the top of the image. 14 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches. (of mount) 21 5/8 x 17 5/8 inches. A very fine image from Boys' 'Picturesque Architecture in Paris, Ghent, Antwerp, Rouen &c': ''a work of exceeding beauty' (Abbey) and one of the most important in the history of English colour-printing. This print represents part of what was the first serious challenge to the supremacy in England of the hand- coloured aquatint. The plates in Boys' Picturesque Architecture in Paris, Ghent, Antwerp, Rouen &c 'are produced entirely by means of lithography: they are printed with oil-colours, and come from the press precisely as they now appear.' As detailed in the Descriptive Notice, it was strictly stipulated by the publisher that no colour be added, and goes on to state that previous attempts at chromolithography had suffered from an unnatural flatness 'whereas in these views, the various effects of light and shade, of local colour and general tone, result from graduated tone. The atmospheric appearance of the skies, giving day-light appearance to the out-door scenes, is the best evidence of the purity and relevance of the tints of colour; which...combine solidity with transparency'. Boys fully explored the range of possibilities that the new technique offered: one subject is presented as if it were 'a crayon sketch heightened with colour', others 'a sepia drawing, with touches of colour...a slight sketch in water-colours...a finished water-colour...an oil painting', etc. Abbey waxes lyrical about the work: "A very beautiful [work]...Apart from the brilliance, sensitivity, and...mastery of the drawing on stone there is the great...technical and artistic achievement of Hullmandel in making possible the transmission of such drawings, and in developing the cool, transparent, graduated tints, subtle in colouring...the [work] appears to have made a great impression at the time, King Louis Philippe...is said to have presented the publishers with a diamond ring; and a review in a contemporary magazine, Art Union, said: Our recommendation of it to all who love and can appreciate art cannot be given in terms too strong; it is worthy of the highest possible praise. The Work is of exceeding beauty." (AbbeyTravel I, 33). Cf. Abbey Travel I, 33; cf. E. Beresford Chancellor, Picturesque Architecture in Paris..by Thomas Shotter Boys, London: Architectural Press, 1928; cf. Friedman 134; Tooley 105.

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        Modèles d'Orfévrerie choisis aux expositions des produits de l'industrie Française réduits et gravés au trait d'après les pièces priginales, ou des dessins qui ont servi à leur exécution. Recueil contenant. Nouvelle édition, augmentée de 12 planches, donnant des modèles de plusieurs objects nouveaux ou de nouveau gout

      1839 Paris Bance Ainé 1839 - 45,5 x 30 cm - titre- IV pgs+ 16 pgs+(2) pgs (table des modèles)+ 72 planches (gravées au trait)+pgs 3-8 (texte supplément aux modèles d'Orfévrerie)+12 planches (gravées au trait) - demi-cuir basane - pièce de titre estampé en or: ODIOT ET GANDAIN MODELES D'ORFEVRERIE VOLUME 5 (sic), quelques figures estampées en or sur le dos - mors et coins restaurés, intérieur bien - Kat. Ornamentstichsammlung Berlin 1117 (1ière édition 1822) - Thieme-Becker voir Soyer Louise Charlotte: cette édition 1939 84 planches

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

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

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        A New Collection of Laws, Charters and Local Ordinances of the

      1839. White, Joseph M. [1781-1839]. [Jordan de Asso y del Rio, Ignacio (1742-1804)]. [Manuel y Rodriquez, Miguel de (fl. 1780)]. A New Collection of Laws, Charters and Local Ordinances of the Governments of Great Britain, France and Spain: Relating to the Concessions of Land in their Respective Colonies, Together with the Laws of Mexico and Texas on the Same Subject, to Which is Prefixed Judge Johnson's Translation of Azo and Manuel's Institutes of the Civil Law of Spain. Philadelphia: T. & J.W. Johnson, 1839. Two volumes. Octavo (9" x 6"). Later buckram, blind frames to boards, red and black lettering pieces to spine, endpapers renewed. Some rubbing to extremities, light soiling and some minor smudges to boards, chipping to edges of lettering pieces. Light toning, light foxing and dampspotting in places. Owner inscriptions to pastedowns, interiors otherwise clean. A solid set. * First edition. Volume I contains Institutes of the Civil Law of Spain, a translation by Judge Johnson of Trinidad of the Instituciones del Derecho Civil de Castilla by Ignacio Jordan de Asso y del Rio, the mode of acquiring dominion from the Instituciones de Derecho Real de Espana by Jose Maria Alvarez and material reprinted from Laws of the State of Coahuila and Texas and Laws, Orders and Contracts, on Colonization, from January, 1821, up to 1829 edited by Stephen Austin. White was a Delegate from the Florida Territory to the U.S. House of Representatives from 1824 to 1837. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 5300. (see also 5290 and 5281).

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