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        La Chapelle de l'Institut, Paris

      [London]: 1839. Lithograph by Thomas Shotter Boys. Printed in colours by Charles Hullmandel. (Small sections of margins torn away, not affecting image area). 16 x 11 1/2 inches. 21 1/4 x 15 1/4 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). Abbey Travel I, 33; E. Beresford Chancellor, Picturesque Architecture in Paris..by Thomas Shotter Boys, London: Architectural Press, 1928; 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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        A Map of England and Wales.......showing the Principal Roads, Railways, Rivers and Canals.Seats of the Nobility and Gentry, with the Distance of each Town from the General Post Office, London.

      London: S. Lewis, 1839.. Projected from the Triangulation for the Survey made under the Direction of the Honorable Board of Ordnance on a Scale of Five Miles to an Inch, and Corrected to the Present Time. Drawn by R.Creighton. Engraved by J.Dower. A very large hand coloured engraved map of England and Wales overall 70 x 83 inches, in 4 sections, each sheet 35 x 41.5 inches, dissected and mounted on linen. Large calligraphic title, explanation, large engraved view of the General Post Office, table of Dioceses with crests, all within an engraved border. Each of the 4 sheets folding to 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches) and bound full dark burgundy grained calf, elaborate gilt borders to sides, spines lettered in gilt . Joints rubbed, some light rubbing to backstrips, two headbands pulled else very good indeedAn impressive large map in very good condition.

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        The Thousand and One Nights, Commonly Called, In England, The Arabian Nights' Entertainments. A New Translation From The Arabic, With Copious Notes

      London: Charles Knight, 1839-1841. First edition thus. leather_bound. Later 19th century three quarter green morocco and marbled boards with matching endpapers. Teg. Near fine. 3 vols./No Dust Jacket. 618, 643, 763 pages. 4to, 25 x 16 cm. Hundreds of engravings on wood by William Harvey. Index. Lane, a noted Oriental scholar resided many years in Egypt in the early 19th century also authored a valuable Arabic lexicon. Original gilt cloth covers and spines preserved and mounted to endpapers. Raised bands, spines lettered in gilt, modest rubbing to extremities, spines faded to brown. Clean, tight set.

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        Frankenstein: Or, The Modern Prometheus - bound with - The Ghost-Seer

      London: Richard Bentley, 1839. THIRD EDITION, FOURTH PRINTING, of the first revised edtion of Shelley's masterpiece and the first to contain illustrations. First printing of engraved frontis dated 1831. The engraved frontis depicts the creature coming to life. Bound in contemporary 1/2 tan calf, spine expertly relined with the original spine laid down. Apparently quite scarce. According to ABPC only 2 copies have appeared at auction over the last 35 years. The last one in 2000. Text clean and bright a VERY GOOD copy.

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        THE JUBILEE OF THE CONSTITUTION. A DISCOURSE DELIVERED AT THE REQUEST OF THE NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY, IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK, ON TUESDAY, THE 30TH OF APRIL 1839; BEING THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE INAUGURATION OF GEORGE WASHINGTON AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, ON THURSDAY, THE 30TH OF APRIL, 1789

      New York: Samuel Colman, 1839. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a handsome binding. Bound in recent full forest green morocco leather without the original wraps and endpapers; 136 pages. Illustrated with a frontispiece depicting the Inauguration of Washington at the Old City Hall. INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the half-title page in ink: "Hon. Richard Fletcher/from/John Quincy Adams." Books inscribed by Adams are scarce. Typically one sees Adams's Oration on Lafayette signed on a separate slip pasted into the book. The first child of a president to become a president, the first president to be a published poet, and the first president to be photographed, Adams was certainly one of our most intelligent presidents and one of the greatest humanitarians to hold that office. He is perhaps best known for two accomplishments outside his term: the authorship as Secretary of State of the Monroe Doctrine and his heroic, successful argument before the Supreme Court to free the Amistad slaves. Richard Fletcher was a fellow member of the 25th Congress from Massachusetts with Adams. In his diary Adams recounts how Fletcher came under fire for criticizing the Ways and Means Committee for being under the control of the White House. Fletcher was widely quoted about his disdain for the committee, and Adams defended his colleague's views, coming under fire himself. Fletcher's outspokenness would eventually lead him out of Congress, and he later became a Massachusetts Supreme Court Justice.

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        Voyage À Surinam Description Des Possessions Néerlandaises Dans La Guyane

      Brussels: Société Des Beaux-Arts - Gérants: De Wasme Et Laurent, 1839., 1839. folio. pp. 2 p.l., 76. with half-title. text in double columns. 100 illus. on 50 tinted lithographed plates (incl. additional title). contemporary half chagrin, gilt back (rubbed, some foxing throughout). laid in 8vo. 10-leaf list of plates in wrs. First Edition. Benoit describes Surinam's history, geography, population, commerce, diseases, arts, religion, sorcery, plantations, natural history, manners, customs and costume of the native Indians, negro slaves and maroons, the slave trade, and exports. The handsome tinted lithographed plates, executed on stone by Madou and Lauters after drawings by the author, present a graphic view of Guyana and Guyanese life. Included are views of Paramaribo, villages, public buildings, markets, plantation houses, dances, games, festivals, a funeral procession, costume, washing, billard-playing, dwelling interiors, Indian utensils, jungle scenes, natural history plates, &c. There is also a fine depiction of a slave auction. Cundall 1717. Sabin 4737.. F. Hardcover.

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        THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF NICHOLAS NICKLEBY (w. Signed Letter)

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1839. First edition. Very Good. With 34 of Smith's 40 internal flaws for the first edition. Original green blindstamped cloth with tears along spine edges, the longest about 3.5 mm. Inner hinges strong and internal contents generally clean and tight. Moderate toning and foxing to the plates and adjacent pages. With an autograph letter from the author tipped in "48 Doughty Street London | August 5, 1939 | Sir | I have very great pleasure in complying with your request and beg to thank you cordially for the obliging expressions with which it is accompanied. | I am Sir | Your very obedient servant | Charles Dickens | Thomas Ellis Bramale Esquire." With the original envelope laid in also with Dickens' signature and a corresponding postal stamp from August, 1839, a few months before the release of "Nickleby" in book form. The author's humorous third novel, generally considered his first romance. With the bookplate of the "Earl of Aylesford Packington. Warwicks." Smith I.5. Very Good.

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        Report of the Commissioner of Inquiry into the State of Education in Lower Canada etc. Appendix D & E to Report on the Affairs of British North America from the Earl of Durham

      London: House of Commons, 1839. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good-/Brodart plastic. 214pp. Gray over dk. blue silk finish cloth. Binding Fine. Content V.G-. condition. Folio. Finely hand bound. Orgnl. paper wraps bound-in (back)- Parliamentary Papers. Some browning first few pages. Gift of John Redpath to Lib. of McGill University (Released). Name on rear wraps James Dw.Gibb Montreal., Map/numerous tables. Appendix D & E of Lord Durham's Report 174. Content of Appendix D. Report of the Commissioner of Inquiry into the Appendix A. Jesuits' Estates; Tables 25-94pp. Jesuits' Estate; Report of Mr. Dunkin, Secretary of the Commisssion 95-161pp(with map). Appendix B. Royal Institution 1801-1836 162-172pp. Appendix C. Tableau des Ecoles Catholiques du Dioc se de Quebec 173-182pp. Content of Appendix E. Copy of a Letter from the Earl Durham to the Marquis of Normandy p183. Report from the Chief Secretary, on the Commutation of the Feudal Tenures in the Island of Montreal, and other Seigniories in the Possession of the Seigniory of St. Sulpice of Montreal p184-192. Ordinance of the Governor-General and Special Council of Lower Canada, for Incorporating the Seminary of St. Sulpice of Montreal p193-197. (Annotation and statement dated 1839 by some unknown appointed authority - maybe Gibb? - see page 197). Report from Mr. Turton, on the Establishment of a Registry of Real Property in Lower Canada p198-214.

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        THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D. INCLUDING A JOURNAL OF HIS TOUR TO THE HEBRIDES . NEW EDITION, WITH NUMEROUS ANECDOTES AND NOTES, BY THE RIGHT HON. JOHN WILSON CROKER, M.P. TO WHICH ARE ADDED, TWO SUPPLEMENTARY VOLUMES OF JOHNSONIANA . (TEN VOL SET)

      London: John Murray, 1839 10 volume set. 8vo. 50 engravings throughout. Handsomely bound in dark brown half-morocco with spectacular Arts and Crafts style gilt tooling to spines, 5 raised bands to each vol. Bound by Zaehnsdorf. Book-plate of W.T. Dulake in each vol. A spectacularly good-looking set.. Hardcover.

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        Jack Sheppard - A Romance

      London: Richard Bentley, 1839. Three volumes complete - Volume One - viii, [2], 352pp; Volume Two - iv, 292pp and Volume Three - vi, 312pp. Rebound in full morocco, raised bands, spine divided into six panels, title in gilt to second panel, framed with a single fillet, author and volume in fourth again framed with a single fillet, remaining panels framed with double fillet, date to foot, covers with double fillet border, gilt roll to edges, t.e.g., comb and swirl marbled endpapers. Spines faded, very minor rubbing to extremities, internally quite bright and clean. Previous owners' (Alfred Acland) bookplate to front pastedowns. Nine Cruikshank illustrations in volume one, nine in volume two and ten in volume three. Binding is by Zaehnsdorf, with the original paper title labels bound in at the rear of each volume. Half-title in volume three only (as called for). Cohn 12, Sadleir 14 and Wolff 53. First Edition. Full Morocco. Good+. Illus. by Cruikshank, George. 8vo.

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        Monuments Français Inédits pour Servir à l’Histoire des Arts, Depuis le VIe siècle jusqu’au commencement du XVIIe. Choix de Costumes Civils et Militaires, d’Armes, Armures, Instruments de Musique, Meubles de toute espèce, et de Décorations Intérieures et Extérieures des Maisons. Dessinés... par... et accompagnés d’un texte Historique et Descriptif par André Pottier

      Paris: Chez Mlle Willeman, 1839. . Folio, 2 volumes, with a hand coloured second title in volume I plus 300 fine engraved plates, of which 184 are hand coloured, either entirely or in part, marbled endpapers, bound in later green half morocco, gilt titled spines, some minor wear to extremities otherwise a fine clean set. A magnificent collection originally issued in parts over the previous 3 decades, illustrating over a millennia of French decorative arts, including costume, weaponry, architecture and furniture, with skilful and bright colouring.

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        Fauna und Flora des Golfes von Neapel und der angrenzenden Meeres-Abschnitte. Teile 1-33 (von 40) in 38 Bänden

      Gr.-Quart (ca. 33 x 27 cm). Bedruckte Orginalbroschur. Mit zusammen 629 (chromo-)lithographischen, teils doppelblattgrossen und gefalteten Tafel. Unbeschnitten, Bögen teils nicht geöffnet. Deckel von einem Band gelöst, Rücken eines weiteren gebrochen. Broschuren teils etwas verstaubt, insgesamt aber außerordentlich gut erhaltenes Exemplar des in den Originalbroschuren sonst recht fragilen Reihenwerkes. Erste Ausgabe. Von großer Seltenheit. - Nissen, ZBI 4632. Kirchner 21373. - Aus dem Vorbesitz Carl Theodor in Baierns (1839-1909), der als einer der Pränumeranten des Werkes mehrfach aufgeführt wird. - Die noch heute bestehende Zoologische Station zu Neapel gilt als das erste Forschungsinstitut moderner Prägung - sie vermietete Forschern aus aller Welt Räumlichkeiten (Tischarbeitsplätze), Personal und Instrumente, die diese für ihre jeweiligen Untersuchungen benötigten. Ihre Gründung geht maßgeblich auf den Phylogenetiker Anton Dohrn (1840-1909) zurück, der sie bis zu seinem Tod leitete und dessen Namen sie heute trägt ("Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn"). Nach dem Tode Dohrns übernahm sein Sohn Reinhard die Leitung. Die Notwendigkeit der Einrichtung eines solchen Institutes beschrieb Dohrn am 2. Januar 1872 in einem Aufruf zur weltweiten Gründung mariner Forschungsstationen für die Zeitschrift Nature unter Hinweis auf die Darwinsche Revolution der Biologie: "[...] perhaps the most neglected [science] in the way of co-operation is Biology, that science which occupies at present such an eminent place in the public interest, and yet the most neglected, in so far as no other science feels at present the necessity of co-operation and organisation as biology. The reason is a very obvious one. Biology has undergone a complete revolution by Mr. Darwin's great work. This revolution has augmented the number of special problems in such enormous proportions that biology is now completely at a loss to solve all these problems by the aid of the means placed hitherto at its disposal, amd looks pretty much like a boy who has suddenly grown in one year out of all his cloth, presenting the ridiculous aspects of a man in a child's dress". (Abgedruckt in der Ausgabe vom 8. Februar 1872, S. 277-280). Die Gründung des Institutes wurde von den nahmhaftesten Biologen und Physiologen der Zeit, teils auch unter Aufwendung erheblicher finanzieller Mittel gefördert - unter ihnen Darwin, von Baer, Huxley, Du Bois-Reymond, von Helmholtz und Virchow. Angedacht worden waren vergleichbare Institute zwar bereits von anderen - großen Eifer in der Umsetzung eines derartigen Projektes zeigte vor allem der von Dohrn diesbezüglich ausdrücklich kreditierte schweizerische Physiologe Carl Vogt (1817-1895), der mehrfach um öffentliche Gelder zur Einrichtung eines für Forscher offenen Institutes am Mittelmeer (u.a. in Marseille) warb, dem hierin jedoch keine Erfolge beschieden waren. Dohrn wählte für die Finanzierung seines Vorhabens einen anderen Weg als sein Vorgänger, indem er die geplante Forschungsstation mit einem Aquarium verband, dessen Eintrittsgelder die Station finanzieren und dessen öffentlicher Zugang die Verbreitung biologischer Kenntnisse sichern sollte: „I took another line. After unsuccessful attempts to get money by collecting small sums, I combined the idea of founding a scientific station with the plan of building a great public aquarium at Naples. My calculation was, that by the entrance-fee of that aquarium the sums necessary for keeping up the station could easily be obtained, and that perhaps more than that would come out of it. I saw at a certain distance even the possibility of erecting other stations with the surplus of the Naples income, and of giving in such a way quite a new development to biological science, just that development which biology wanted after the great event of Darwinian theory.“ (ebd.) Die Grundsteinlegung der Station erfolgte nur wenige Wochen nach dem Erscheinen von Dohrns programmatischem Aufruf, ein Jahr später empfing sie die ersten Forscher, 1875 wurde sie offiziell in Betrieb genommen. Bis zu Dohrns Tod im Jahre 1909 haben über 2200 Naturwissenschaftler ihre Forschungen dort durchführen können. Organisation und Struktur des Institutes waren Vorbild für zahlreiche noch heute existierende Forschungszentren in aller Welt, darunter in Deutschland die Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institute und die Max-Planck-Gesellschaft. Die vorliegende, monumentale „Flora und Fauna des Golfes von Neapel und der angrenzenden Meeres-Abschnitte“ ist die bedeutsamste Publikation der Zoologischen Station zu Neapel, ihr dritter Teil, der sich der Pantopodenfauna des Gebietes widmet, stammt aus der Feder Anton Dohrns selbst. Teils sind die enthaltenden Monographien bis heute gültige Anfangspunkte für weiterführende Forschungen auf den jeweiligen Gebieten (z.b. Jattas Monographie über die Cephalopoden), teils begründeten sie erst den exellenten wissenschaftlichen Ruf ihrer Verfasser (wie im Falle Carl Chuns). Enthält teils spektakulär illustrierte, grundlegende Werke zur Biologie des Mittelmeeres. Im Einzelnen: I. CARL CHUN: Die Ctenophoren des Golfes von Neapel und der angrenzenden Meeres-Abschnitte. Eine Monographie. Leipzig 1880. XVIII, 313 (+1) S., mit 19 Tafeln (num. 1-18, 14a mit 14 und 14a auf einer Doppelseite), 10 Tafeln doppelblattgroß, 7 Tafeln schwarz grundiert, davon 4 ausfaltbar. Die Tafeln mit zus. 27 Bll. Erläuterungen, davon 2 ausfaltbar. II. CARLO EMERY: Le specie del genere Fierasfer nel Golfo di Napoli e regioni limitrofe. Leipzig, 1880. 4 Bll., 76 S., mit 9 Tafeln, davon eine schwarz grundiert und handkoloriert. Lose beigefügt sind 2 Bll. Pränumerantenverzeichnis (Stand vom Anfang d. Jahres 1881), auf welchem unter den Königlichen Subskribenten der Vorbesitzer unseres Exemplares aufgeführt wird: „Königliche Hoheit Herzog Carl Theodor in Baiern“, desweiteren 2 Bll. eines Prospectus des geplanten Gesamtwerkes, enthaltend bereits die Bände 1 bis 19, sowie eine gedruckte Notiz des Herausgebers an die Subskribenten (oktav, 2 Bll.). III. ANTON DOHRN: Die Pantopoden des Golfes von Neapel und der angrenzenden Meeresabschnitte. Eine Monographie. Leipzig 1881. VIII, 252 S., mit 18 Tafeln, num. 1-17, 10a, davon 4 doppelblattgroß und mit jeweils 1 Bl. Erläuterungen. Lose beigefügt eine aktualisierte Liste der Subskribenten und des Prospectus' (nun bis zur Bandnummer 23). IV. GRAF HERMAN zu SOLMS-LAUBACH: Die Corallinenalgen des Golfes von Neapel und der angrenzenden Meeres-Abschnitte. Eine Monographie. Leipzig 1881. 4 Bll., 64 S., mit 3 Tafeln und 4 Bll. Erläuterungen. V. BATTISTA GRASSI: I Chetognati anatomia e sistematica con aggiunte embriologiche. Memoria. Leipzig 1883. VIII, 126 S., 1 (weißes) Bl., mit 13 Tafeln. Lose beigefügt ist ein wahrscheinlich erst mit Band VII erschienenes Index-Bl. VI. PAUL MAYER: Die Caprelliden des Golfes von Neapel und der angrenzenden Meeres-Abschnitte. Eine Monographie. Leipzig 1882. X, 201 (+1) S., mit 10 Tafeln, davon 1 doppelblattgroß und 5 getönt, alle mit 1 Bl. Erläuterungen. VII. RAFFAELLO VALIANTE: Le Cystoseirae del Golfo di Napoli. Memoria. Leipzig 1883. 3 Bll., 30 S., 1 (weißes) Bl., mit 15 Tafeln, davon 14 doppelblattgroß. VIII. GOTTFRIED BERTHOLD: Die Bangiaceen des Golfes von Neapel und der angrenzenden Meeres-Abschnitte. Eine Monographie. Leipzig 1882. 5 Bll., 28 S., mit 1 Tafel. IX. ANGELO ANDRES: Le Attinie. Monografia. Volume primo, contenente bibliografia, introduzione e specigrafia. Leipzig 1884. X S., 1 Bl., 459 (+1) S., mit 13 chromolith. Tafeln, davon 1 doppelblattgroß. X. BASILIUS ULJANIN: Die Arten der Gattung Doliolum im Golfe von Neapel und den angrenzenden Meeeresabschnitten. Leipzig 1884. VIII, 140 S., mit 12 Tafeln, jeweils mit 1 Bl. Erläuterungen. XI. ARNOLD LANG: Die Polycladen (Seeplanarien) des Golfes von Neapel und der angrenzenden Meeresabschnitte. Eine Monographie. Erste [und zweite] Hälfte. Leipzig 1884. In 2 Teilen. (I): 1 Bl., 240 S., mit 24 Tafeln (eine ausfaltbar). (II): IX (+I), S. 241-688, mit 15 Tafeln, 41 Bll. Teil I enthält die Tafeln 1, 6, 10, 11, 14 bis 27, 30, 31, 36 bis 39. Alle anderen Tafeln, die erläuterungsblätter, der Reihentitel und ein Halbtitel für einen ggf. zu bindenden Atlas in II. Lose beiliegend 2 Bll. Subskribentenliste, sowie ein erneut aktualisierter Prospectus (2 Bll.) des Werkes, mit nunmehr 32 aufgeführten Bänden. XII. GOTTFRIED BERTHOLD: Die Cryptonemiaceen des Golfes von Neapel und der angrenzenden Meeres-Abschnitte. Eine Monographie. Leipzig 1884. 3 Bll., 27 (+1) S., mit 8 Tafeln. XIII. KARL BRANDT: Die koloniebildenden Radiolarien (Sphaerozoëen) des Golfes von Neapel und der angrenzenden Meeresabschnitte. Eine Monographie. Berlin 1885. VIII, 274 S., 1 Bl., mit 8 Tafeln, davon 7 ausfaltbar, jeweils mit 1 Bl. Erläuterungen. XIV. JULIEN FRAIPONT: Le genre Polygordius. Une monographie. Berlin 1887. XIV, 125 (+1) S., 1 Bl., mit 16 Tafeln, davon 1 ausfaltbar, jeweils mit 1 Bl. Erläuterungen. XV. GOTTLIEB von KOCH: Die Gorgoniden des Golfes von Neapel und der angrenzenden Meeresabschnitte. Erster Theil einer Monographie der Anthozoa alcyonaria. Berlin 1887. X, 99 (+1) S., mit 10 Tafeln, jeweils mit 1 Bl. Erläuterungen. XVI. HUGO EISIG: Monographie der Capitelliden des Golfes von Neapel und der angrenzenden Meeresabschnitte nebst einer Untersuchung zur vergleichenden Anatomie und Physiologie. Erstes (und zweites) Stück. Berlin 1887. In 2 Teilen. (I): XXVI S., 1 Bl., 616 S. (II): S. 617-906, 2 Bll., mit 37 Tafeln, davon 14 ausfaltbar, jeweils mit einem (no. 37 mit zwei) Bl. Erläuterungen. XVII. PAUL MAYER: Die Caprelliden des Golfes von Neapel und der angrenzenden Meeres-Abschnitte. Nachtrag zur Monographie derselben. Berlin 1890. VIII, 157 (+1) S., mit 7 ausfaltbaren Tafeln, jeweils mit Erläuterungen. XVIII. JOHANN SPENGEL: Die Enteropneusten des Golfes von Neapel und der angrenzenden Meeres-Abschnitte. Berlin 1893. XII, 756 (+2) S., mit 37 Tafeln, (davon 30 ausfaltbar und ebenfalls 30 (teil-)koloriert oder getönt, alle mit 1 Bl. Beschreibungen. XIX. WILHELM GIESBRECHT: Systematik und Faunistik der Pelagischen Copepoden des Golfes von Neapel und der angrenzenden Meeres-Abschnitte. Berlin 1892. In 2 Teilen (Text und Atlas). (Text): IX, 831 S., (Atlas): 53 S., (Titel und Beschreibungen der Tafeln), mit 54 ausfaltbaren Tafeln, davon 7 (teil-)koloriert. XX: ANTONIO della VALLE: Gammarini des Golfes von Neapel und der angrenzenden Meeres-Abschnitte. Berlin 1893. In 2 Teilen (Text und Atlas). (Text): XI, 948 S., (Atlas): 54 S., (Titelblatt und Tafelbeschreibungen), mit 61 ausfaltbaren Tafeln, davon 6 koloriert und 1 Tafel in Duotone. XXI. GUSTAV MÜLLER: Die Ostracoden des Golfes von Neapel und der angrenzenden Meeres-Abschnitte. Berlin 1894. VIII, 404 (+2) S., mit 40 ausfaltbaren Tafeln, davon 3 (teil-)koloriert, jeweils mit 1 Bl. Erläuterungen. XXII. OTTO BÜRGER: Nemertinen des Golfes von Neapel und der angrenzenden Meeres-Abschnitte. Berlin 1895. XVI, 743 (+1) S., mit 31 ausfaltbaren Tafeln, davon 19 (teil-) koloriert und 6 getönt, jeweils mit 1 Bl. Erläuterungen. XXIII. GIUSEPPE JATTA: I Cephalopodi Viventi nel Golfo di Napoli (sistematica). Berlin 1896. In 2 Teilen (Text und Atlas). (Text): XI (+1), 264 S., (Atlas): S. 265-268, (1), mit 31 Tafeln (30 ausfaltbar), davon 8 koloriert, jeweils mit 1 Bl. Erläuterungen. XXIV. HUBERT LUDWIG: Die Seesterne des Mittelmeeres. Berlin 1897. X, 491 (+3) S., mit 12 ausfaltbaren Tafeln, davon 10 koloriert, jeweils mit einem Bl. Erläuterungen. XXV. WILHELM GIESBRECHT: Die Asterocheriden des Golfes von Neapel und der angrenzenden Meeres-Abschnitte. Berlin 1899. VI, 217 (+1) S., mit 11 ausfaltbaren Tafeln, davon 2 koloriert und 1 getönt. XXVI. PAUL FALKENBERG: Die Rhodomelaceen des Golfes von Neapel und der angrenzenden Meeres-Abschnitte. Berlin 1901. XVI, 754 S., mit 24 Tafeln, jeweils mit einem Bl. Beschreibungen. XXVII. THEODOR LIST: Die Mytiliden des Golfes von Neapel und der angrenzenden Meeres-Abschnitte. Teil I: Systematik, Anatomie und Histologie. Berlin 1902. X, 312 S., mit 22 ausfaltbaren Tafeln, davon 9 koloriert und 3 getönt, jeweils mit einem Bl. Beschreibungen. XXVIII. HUGO EISIG: Ichthyotomus Sanguinarius. Eine auf Aalen schmarotzende Annelide. Berlin 1906. VIII, 311 S., IX-XI, mit 10 Tafeln (9 ausfaltbar), davon 1 koloriert und 1 getönt, jeweils mit einem Bl. Beschreibungen. XXIX. GEOFFREY SMITH, B. A. OXFORD: Rhizocephalia. Berlin 1906. VIII, 123 (+1), mit 8 ausfaltbaren Tafeln, davon 2 koloriert, jeweils mit einem Bl. Beschreibungen. XXX. MARC de SELYS-LONGCHAMPS: Phoronis. Berlin 1907. IX (+1), 280 (+1) S., mit 12 Tafeln (10 ausfaltbar), davon 1 koloriert und 1 getönt, jeweils mit einem Bl. Beschreibungen. XXXI. UMBERTO PIERANTONIO: Protodrilus. Berlin 1908. 4, VII (+1), 226 S., mit 11 Tafeln (10 ausfaltbar), davon 3 koloriert, jeweils mit einem Bl. Beschreibungen. XXXII. JULIUS WILHELMI: Tricladen. Berlin 1909. XII, 405 S., mit 16 ausfaltbaren Tafeln, davon 3 (teil-)koloriert, jeweils mit einem Bl. Beschreibungen. XXXIII. WILHELM GIESBRECHT: Stomatopoden. Teil I: Berlin 1910. VIII, 239 S., mit 11 ausfaltbaren Tafeln, davon 1 koloriert, jeweils mit einem Bl. Beschreibungen.

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        Les Cent et Un Robert-Macaire, composée et dessinés par M.H. Daumier, sur les idées et les légendes de M. Ch. Philipon ... texte par MM. Maurice Alhoy et Louis Hart

      Paris: Aubert & Cie, 1839. 2 parts in one volume, quarto. (10 x 7 1/2 inches). Half-titles. Wood-engraved frontispiece to each part and 101 lithographed plates after Daumier with captions by Philipon beneath and continuation of letterpress text on versos. Contemporary green half calf over marbled paper-covered boards, spine gilt in six compartments with raised bands, the bands highlighted with a gilt roll tool, red morocco lettering-piece in the second compartment, the others with decorative repeat pattern made up from small tools and scolling arabesque tools. A fine copy: the first edition in this form. Daumier's brilliant, cutting images and Philipon's witty captions had first appeared in a larger form, issued between 20th August 1836 and 25th November 1838, in the periodical Le Charivari. For the present work, reduced, reversed versions of the plates were drawn (apparently by Menut Adolphe) and related text added by Alhoy and Huart. The "Robert-Macaire" of the title was representative of all that was wrong with the society that flourished under Louis Phillipp's "gross and venal regime" (Ray p.234). The series starts with the "criminal" banker and ends with the anti-hero personified fleeing France. Beraldi V, p. 124; Carteret III, p. 187; Hazard-Delteil 989-1090; Ray French 162; Vicaire I, 31.

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        Lectures on the Blood and on the Changes Which It Undergoes During Diesease Delivered at the College of France 1837-8 / Lectures on Blood Letting Delivered at the General Dispensary, Aldersgate Street

      Haswell, Barrington & Haswel 1839 - Hardcover. Contemporary boards. Some cover wear. Spine cloth is missing a few chips. Solid binding. 276 p. ; 22 cm. Marginal foxing. The twenty-four lectures given in this work were delivered by Magendie at the College of France in 1837-38. In one of the lectures (pp. 244-49) ?Magendie showed that secondary or subsequent injections of egg-albumin caused death in rabbits who had tolerated an initial injection. This was the first experiment in anaphylaxis, though Jenner in 1798 had observed the phenomenon in variolous inoculations? (Garrison-Morton). Garrison-Morton 2585. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sketches By Boz

      1839. First EditionComplete in One VolumeDICKENS, Charles. Sketches By Boz. Illustrative of Every-Day Life and Every-Day People. With Forty Illustrations by George Cruikshank. New Edition, Complete. London: Chapman and Hall, 1839.First edition, first and second series complete in one volume Octavo (8 11/16 x 5 3/8 in; 222 x 135 mm). viii, 526, [2, blank] pp. Forty engraved plates including frontispiece and vignette title-page. Original pale yellow end papers.Publisher's original brown cloth, blocked in blind. Gilt lettered spine. Most plates with toned margins, per usual. Lower hinge and joint expertly restored to near invisibility, otherwise an internally clean, near fine copy.Housed within a green cloth clamshell box."This collection of short pieces contains the earliest of Dickens's work. It is undoubtedly the most valuable from the antiquarian's point of view, containing references and descriptions of life in the 30's to be found nowhere else" (Hayward, The Dickens Encyclopedia, p. 141)."When 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 (except 'The Free and Easy' which was discarded), 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" (Smith, p. 16).Smith I: 2, note 4.

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        Sketches by Boz. Illustrative of Every-Day Life and Every-Day People

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1839. With Forty Illustrations by George Cruikshank. A New Edition, Complete. Octavo (211 ×132 mm). Contemporary red half morocco, spine gilt in compartments, gilt rules and marbled paper to sides, marbled endpapers and edges, blue cloth bookmarker. Half-title vignette and 39 plates. Corners and ends lightly rubbed, light toning to plates. An excellent copy. 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. Contains the bookplate and ownership signature of the Earl of Eldon. If the signature is contemporary, the copy would have been bought and bound for John Scott, 2nd Earl of Eldon, who was the son of the 1st Earl, the Lord Chancellor Eldon who was parodied by Dickens as the procrastinating judge in Bleak House's Jarndyce vs. Jarndyce. Eldon had been one of the 10 Chancellors who sat on the Jennens vs Jennens inheritance case that dragged on for over 100 years.

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        SKETCHES By BOZ. Illustrative of Every-Day Life and Every-Day People. With Twenty Illustrations

      Philadelphia:: Lea and Blanchard,. 1839.. 4to. 24 cm x 15.5 cm. 1st edition thus (Edgar & Vail, p. 16; Gimbel A13; Smith AMERICAN, 1 [pp 18 - 20]). 268 pp (double column).. Modern tan half leather, in a period style, with marbled boards & black leather spine label.. Binding - Fine. Text block - VG (usual bit of browning & foxing to. paper, nothing really obtrusive).. This the first US illustrated volume edition, and the first complete edition, i.e., containing 'The Public Life of Mr Tulrumble' and 'The Pantomime of Life'. . llustrated with 20 plates after George Cruikshank.

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        [NOVA SCOTIA ILLUSTRATED IN A SERIES OF VIEWS TAKEN ON THE SPOT AND ON STONE BY WILLIAM EAGAR]

      [Halifax: C.H. Belcher, 1839-1840].. Six (of twelve) lithographic views, each approximately 11 1/2 x 17 inches. Minor soiling and wear. Each view archivally matted to 15 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches, housed together in a red cloth clamshell case, gilt leather label. A very rare series of views by an artist who occupies an important place in the history of art in Nova Scotia. Born in Ireland, by 1824 Eagar was living just outside St.John's, where he owned a twenty acre estate. In 1828, he sold the estate and moved into St. John's itself where he advertised his services as a silhouette maker and teacher of landscape painting. He finally moved to Nova Scotia in 1834, arriving in Halifax in July of that year where he opened a Drawing Academy. He became enthusiastically involved in the artistic and intellectual life of the city, painting many notable views of the surrounding scenery. The present work followed on from the success of his other published work: three steel- engraved views printed in Edinburgh, titled 'Illustrations of Scenery of Nova Scotia' (1837). William Eagar travelled to Boston to arrange for the printing of his new series of lithographic views 'Nova Scotia Illustrated'. They were published periodically in four parts: part I in July 1839, part II in August 1839, and the two final parts (which were published posthumously) in May and August 1840. Each part contained three prints, with a lithographed title in part I (not included in the present set). These highly-skilled and evocative views are now very scarce: the Abbey set included only nine of the twelve views, and Spendlove noted that the prints were 'quite rare' in 1958. They were enthusiastically received. J.S. Thompson, a local newspaperman, wrote: "Mr. Eagar's first number of 'Illustrations of Nova Scotia..." has appeared. Its reception has given much pleasure both for the beauty of the drawings, and the degree of success which has attended Mr. Eagar's persevering efforts to get his work well-lithographed... We hail Mr. Eagar's work, for its own sake, and the artist's; - and also, because it tends to demonstrate how much beauty and interest lie within easy walk of Halifax, - it will help also to increase taste in this delightful department of intellectual effort, and to make the province better known, and more respected." The present set contains the following views: "Halifax, from the Red Mill, Dartmouth"; "Entrance to Halifax Harbour, from Reeve's Hill, Dartmouth"; "View on Bedford Basin"; "Windsor, N.S. from Fort Hill"; "View from Retreat Farm, Windsor, N.S."; and "View from the Horton Mountains." A rare and lovely series of Canadian views. ABBEY 620 (with 9 of 12 plates). J. Russell Harper, EARLY PAINTERS AND ENGRAVERS IN CANADA, p.100. Spendlove, THE FACE OF EARLY CANADA, p.33.

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        New South Wales and Port Phillip General Post Directory, for 1839

      Sydney,: published by James Maclehose, Hunter Street, printed by James Spilsbury, Lower George Street, 1839.. Small octavo, some browning, early paper repair where owner's name cut from initial blank; a very good copy in mid-twentieth-century black roan. A very rare survivor: 'the first Port Phillip Directory. The Port Phillip names are included in the alphabetical directory with those in New South Wales proper' (Ferguson).This directory is a fascinating snapshot of life in New South Wales and Port Phillip in 1839. It was printed by permission of then Postmaster-General James Raymond, but was evidently in no small part the work of James Maclehose, who published the work, although it was printed by James Spilsbury (the same combination that produced The Picture of Sydney). Maclehose was a Scottish immigrant who was in Sydney by June 1833 (at the latest), because at that time a partnership between him and James Hardie was dissolved. He married Mary Ann Strong in February 1834 and over the following years was active in business, evidently as a sort of importer working from his Hunter Street address - sometimes called the "Australian Bazaar" - who would turn his hand to anything: he sold "China Seeds" ('well worthy the attention of the curious, and Botanists...'), water-cooling "Cariffs", snuff boxes, eau de cologne, parasols, 'and every article in the fancy line.' The whole of his stock was sold at a no-reserve auction on 8 March 1842, by Isaac Simmons, and within a year he was insolvent (see the Herald for 14 March 1843). He seems to have left the colony for Hong Kong soon after.Ian Jack published a facsimile of this edition in 2000, in which he asserted that only five copies were known to survive.Ferguson, 2816.

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        THE COMPLETE WORKS OF ROBERT BURNS:

      London: George Virtue, 1839. Foxing to the engraved title-pages, all else fine and bright, the covers uncommonly excellent. Two volumes, quarto. 18p, l, 131p; [ii],132-436p. Illustrated with steel engravings by W.H. Bartlett, T. Allom, and other artists, including frontispiece portraits and engraved tittle-pages. In original publisher's bindings of pebbled black morocco with yellow endpapers, a.e.g., the spines and covers elaborately gilt decorated, including scenes, portraits of Burns, and large corner pieces Each volume with presentation inscription dated 1844 by Archibald Hastie, Esq., to whom the book is dedicated.& (See Gibson p. 33 for the 1838 edition).

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        Das Geheimniss der Daguerrotypie, oder, Die Kunst: Lichtbilder durch die Camera obscura zu erzeugen. Mit einer Anweisung zur Bereitung des photogenischen Papiers nach Talbot und Daguerre

      Leipzig, Paul Baumgärtner und Graz, Ludewig, 1839.. 68 S. Bedruckter Orig.-Umschlag. 13,6 x 10,7 cm. Gernsheim, A concise history of photography, Third revised edition (1986), p. 11 (mit Abbildung der Titelseite): "First photographic manual in the world". - Das Vorwort endet mit: "Geschrieben im Monat Juli 1839. F-n". Die als ziemlich sicher anzusehende, u. a. von Gernsheim und den wenigen besitzenden Bibliotheken vorgenommene Zuordnung zu Frankenstein begründet sich u. a. mit dieser Unterzeichnung. - Karl von Frankenstein (1810-1848) war Inhaber einer Contact-Vergoldungsfirma in Graz und seit 1839 Herausgeber des "Innerösterreichischen Industrie- und Gewerbeblattes zur Verbreitung gemeinnütziger Kenntnisse für alle Stände"; die Kunde der Erfindung der Photographie verbreitete sich schnell im fortschrittsbegeisterten Europa, war aber nach der ersten Ankündigung am 6. Januar 1839 noch mit vielen unbeantworteten Fragen verbunden. Die um die Ehre der Entdeckung wetteifernden Herren Arago, Talbot und Daguerre verkündeten in mehreren Zeitschriftenartikeln nur Bruchstücke ihres Wissens, bis am 19. August 1839 (dem offiziellen "Geburtstermin" der Photographie) Arago und Daguerre drei große Beiträge in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift publizierten. Daguerre`s "Historique et description des procédés de Daguerréotype et du Diorama", oft fälschlich als das erste gedruckte Buch der Photographiegeschichte angesehen, wurde um den 6. - 7. September 1839 veröffentlicht (heute nur noch in 2 Exemplaren bekannt), eine "Nouvelle Edition" folgte am 28. September 1839. - Die hier vorliegende Schrift Frankensteins ist nicht ganz genau zu datieren, erschien aber doch einiges früher: Brugger, Moderne in Kärnten, p. 266 Anm. weist auf eine Anzeige im Intelligenzblatt zur Klagenfurter Zeitung, den 24. August 1839, S. 144 hin; der Ausstellungskatalog "In unnachahmlicher Treue, Photographie im 19. Jahrhundert" (Ausstellung der Josef-Haubrich-Kunsthalle Köln in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Foto-Historama Agfa-Gevaert Leverkusen) : "Am Ende des Monats Juli 1839 erschien auch das erste deutschsprachige ABC-Büchlein der Photographie"; Photographische Korrespondenz, Jg. 1933, p. 11: "...bestimmt gedruckt vor dem 19. August 1839, dem Tage der Bekanntgabe des Daguerreschen Verfahrens in Paris". - Voigt datiert die Herausgabe gar offensichtlich übertrieben auf den Juni 1839 (“Der” gefrorene Augenblick: Daguerreotypie in Sachsen 1839-1860, p. 313). - Rücken mit altem Papieretikett. Untere Ecke anfangs etwas eselsohrig. Wenige Bll. etwas braunfleckig. Insgesamt sehr gutes, unaufgeschnittenes Exemplar des ersten Buches der Photographiegeschichte!

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        Svenska foglarna, uppställde i systematisk ordning, med namn och korta kännemärken, till vägledning för Nybegynnare i Ornithologiens studium, och ett Repertorium för Jägare och Jagtälskare, af I. Ad. af Ström;

      jemte 9 planscher, innefattande 83 näbbformer för slägtenas igenkännande; ritade af W. v. Wright. Stockholm, Nordströmka Boktryckeriet, 1839. 12:o. 100,(1) s. + 9 planscher. Hårt nött samtida halvskinband, skadad vid ryggens huvud med bit borta. Största delen av det lackerade ytskicktet borta. Namnteckning Otto Salmonson på titelbladet. Ex libris Nils dahlbeck. 16 x 10,5 cm

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        The Comic Almanack, For 1839 [1840]: an ephemeris in jest and earnest, containing "all things fitting for such a work

      London: for Charles Tilt,, 1839 & 1840. By Rigdum Funnidos, Gent. Adorned with a dozen of "righte merrie" cuts, pertaining to the months, and an hieroglyphic, by George Cruikshank. 2 volumes, small octavo. Original pictorial wrappers, the volume for 1839 printed in dark blue, that for 1840 in sepia. The two volumes protected in a dark olive crushed morocco pull-off case, spine richly gilt, and silk-covered paper chemise (chemise chipped). Bookplates of the Thackeray collector and bibliographer Henry S. Van Duzer. Front cover of 1839 cleanly detached but present, wrappers slightly dust-soiled, the contents fine. First editions. These are the only two annual volumes of Cruikshank's Comic Almanack for which William Makepeace Thackeray supplied stories: "Stubbs's Calendar; or, the Fatal Boots" in 1839, and "Barber Cox, and the Cutting of his Comb" in 1840. In each case, this is the first publication of the story. Founded in 1835, Cruikshank's comic annual went well in its early years, but from December 1844 had competition from a blatant imitator, Punch's Almanack, and ceased publication in 1853.

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        English Bijou Almanac for 1840

      London: Schloss, Albert, (1839). 64pp. "Poetically illustrated" by S. Lover, Esq., with portraits of the Duchess of Sutherland, Anna Maria Hall, the novelist, W.C. MacReady, an actor, Martin Archer Shee, a painter, Thomas Moore, the poet, and Fanny Persiani. All are eulogized in verse by Samuel Lover (1797-1868), the song-writer, novelist and painter, and a friend of Charles Dickens. Spielmann notes that these tiny almanacs were "a fashionable and by no means cheap present for the Ladies of the Court and similar high-placed personalities." Bound in gray-green morocco with fine floral gilt-tooling on both covers, surrounding oval center panels of gilt-titled red morocco, and with titling in gilt on spine. A.e.g. The tiny slipcase has identical decoration. Housed in the original hinged case of burgundy morocco, measuring about 1 1/2 by 1 3/8 inches, with a metal clasp. The fitted interior is lined in white velvet, and the lid in white satin. A tiny but powerful magnifying glass with a tortoise-shell handle also fits into the case. A rare and intact survival of a charming Victorian gift presentation. (Spielmann 448; Bondy pp. 42, 165; Bromer/Edison, pp. 94-97; Welsh 2659). (3/4 by 9/16; 20x15mm).

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        Le Daguerreotype

      Paris: Bachelier, 1839. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. [4], 903, [1-errata] pages. 3/4 cloth over marbled boards. Exlibrary, properly deaccessioned (occasional stamp, library bookplate on front pastedown endpaper). Binding is sound, noting chipping to the cloth at the outer hinges and corners. Uniform browning internally, paper still supple. Housed in a custom case with leather spine, raised bands and gilt lettering. Contains 'Le Daguerreotype', the first real public announcement of Daguerre's historic photographic process. Horblit 21b (One Hundred Books Famous in Science) notes it is the 'First disclosure of Daguerre's process'. 'Arago ... made a brief announcement on Daguerre's process in the Chamber on 7 January 1839, and in the following August printed [ as offered here ] the full text of his report thereon made to a joint session of the Chamber of Deputies and the Academy of Sciences.' (PMM 318). We offer the entire volume 9, July to December 1839, which also includes additional articles. Le Daguerreotype is found on pages 250-267.

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        Harkaway, Winner of the Gold Cup at Goodwood, 1838 & 9

      London: John Moore, corner of West St. Upper St. Martin's Lane, July 1839. Colour-printed aquatint by Charles Hunt, finished by hand and highlighted with gum arabic. Printed on fine wove paper. Proof impression. A nice impression with lovely colour. In good condition with the exception of some expertly repaired marginal tears. Image size: 12 3/16 x 16 ¾ inches. 16 ¾ x 21 inches. A magnificent proof impression of Charles Hunt's famous aquatint of the celebrated racehorse Harkaway. Herring is an outstanding and imaginative artist who at an early age showed an aptitude for handling both riding whip and pencil. At a young age, fate took Herring to the Doncaster races where he saw the Duke of Hamilton's horse, William, win the St. Leger. The sight inspired him to attempt the art of animal- painting, in which he subsequently excelled. In addition to being a successful horse painter, Herring made his livelihood as a coachman, and for some time drove the Highflyer coach between London and York. When eventually he retired as a coachman he immediately obtained numerous commissions and was able to devote himself entirely to his art. Herring had no education in art until he definitely set up as an artist, when he worked for a short time in the studio of Abraham Cooper, R.A. He painted an immense number of racing, coaching, and other sporting subjects, many of which were published by the sporting printsellers and the sporting magazines. He was a frequent exhibitor at the Royal Academy and the Society of British Artists; he was elected a member of the latter society in 1841. While in later life he painted a number of subject-pictures, it was as a portrait-painter of racehorses that Herring earned his fame, and no great breeder or owner of racehorses is without some treasured production of Herring's brush. Lane, British Racing Prints p.121; Mellon, British Sporting and Animal Prints 96; Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints, p.149; Muir, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Engraved Works of J. F. Herring, Senior (1795 to 1865), p. 36

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        La patriarcale basilica Liberiana

      Roma: a spese di Agostino Valentini, 1839. Folio extra (47.5 cm; 18.75"). [4] ff., 118 pp.; 1 fold. plt., 102 plts. Italian-language work on the art and architecture of the Liberiana basilica in Rome, illustrated with more than 100 impressive full-page engravings (as well as one oversized, folding engraving) of the church's art and sculpture, along with its architectural detail, plans, and design. Detailed explanations of the plates, which were engraved by Domenico Feltrini, are provided. This handsomely printed and produced volume forms the second part of the author's "Quattro principali basiliche di Roma," which also includes works (not present here) on the Vaticana and Lataranense. Publisher's half vellum with marbled paper–covered sides, spine gilt extra with gilt-stamped leather labels; boards a little abraded and showing wear. Front pastedown with institutional bookplate; front fly-leaf with bookseller's pressure-stamp in upper corner. Occasional light foxing. A handsomely produced, still very impressive volume.

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        Fac Simile of an Indian Painting. [Tab. 22]

      Paris, Coblenz and London: [1839-1842]. Aquatint engraving by Hürlimann after Bodmer, blind stamp. 18 x 24 3/4 inches. An important record of the work of the prominent Mandan Chief, Mató-Tópe (`Four Bears'). He here records an incident from amongst his own many war exploits: during hand-to- hand combat with a Cheyenne Chief, he grabbed for his opponent's knife and wounded his own hand in the process. In the actual encounter he managed to get hold of the knife and used it to kill his opponent. Mató-Tópe was the second chief of the Mandans, one of George Catlin's closest Indian friend (he had painted him in 1832) and a popular leader amongst his people, respected for his prowess in battle. He was also admired by Prince Maximilian, not only for his bravery and his knowledge of the customs of the Mandans and the neighboring Arikaras, but also for his strength of character and generosity. 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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        OLIVER TWIST; Or, The PARISH BOY'S PROGRESS. Part First, with Twelve Illustrations, from Designs by George Cruikshank

      Carey Lea & Blanchard Philadelphia:: Carey, Lea & Blanchard,. 1838 [1839].. 9-3/8" x 6". 1st edition thus (Gimbel A31; cf Smith AMERICAN 3, pp. 88 - 98). [vi] - xii, 13 - 212 pp. Text double column, and from the 1839 edition.. Recently rebound in quarter-bound brown leather spine with gilt stamped lettering and design, with marbled paper covered boards.. Light chipping and creasing to title page and preliminary pages,. with 1838 title leaf beginning to detach along gutter. Light age. toning and foxing to leaves. Period pos of 'Sarah P DuBois' to top. margin of p. 13.Illustrations in VG+ condition, with the exception. of p. 143, which has evidence of previous tape repair. Binding -. Fine; Text - VG.. Includes two title pages, from the 1838 edition as well as the 1839 edition, with this latter having the Lea & Blanchard imprint. Please note, printed text conforms to the 1839 edition. . 24 inserted plates.

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        Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

      Launceston,: V.D.L., Dowling, 1839.. Octavo, lithographed frontispiece, additional lithographed title-page with vignette, and 18 lithograph plates (variants all in Craig's "A" state), as usual without the two leaves of inserted terminal advertisements (issued in only a few copies); some light soiling, as usual, but a very good copy in the original colonial half red calf; contemporary inscription of William Inkersol(?) ruled through on the half-title, the name "Arthur Compton" dated 1888 on half-title. First edition of the famous and rare Tasmanian "pirated" Pickwick.Capitalising on the insatiable demand for the London printing of Charles Dickens' Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, the Launceston printer Henry Dowling decided to pirate the edition and release it in parts as they became available throughout 1838 and 1839. The story of its publication is dealt with at length by Clifford Craig, in The Van Diemen's Land Edition of the Pickwick Papers (Hobart 1973), who describes the book as 'one of the most coveted books sought after by the Australian collector'. It is also a great rarity in collections of Dickens in Europe and America.The illustrations, which were offered for sale after the publication in parts was complete, have generally been thought to be the work of either Jack Briggs, who was a servant of the publisher, or Wainwright, the poisoner. Recent research, however, hypothesizes that they may have been carried out by the colonial artist Robert Hawker Dowling, the publisher's brother.Bremer, 355; Kerr, p. 804-5 and 217-9.

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        Reise in das Innere Nord-America in den Jahren 1832 bis 1834

      Coblenz: J.Hoelscher, 1839-1841. 2 volumes, large quarto. (12 3/16 x 10 1/8 inches). 12pp. subscribers' list. 1 engraved plan (facing p.70, vol.II), 1 lithographic plate (facing p.122, vol.II), 52 wood-engraved illustrations. Expertly bound to style in half tan calf over marbled paper- covered boards, spines divided into compartments by double gilt fillets and roll tool, lettered in the second, numbered in the fourth compartment, the others with repeat decoration in gilt. A fine copy of the text volumes recording the 1832-34 travels of the German Prince Maximilian of Wied-Neuweid and Swiss artist Karl Bodmer on the Upper Missouri River. Prince Maximilian was already an experienced naturalist and explorer in 1832, having made an important scientific expedition to Brazil in 1815-17. His preparations for his trip to North America including retaining the skilled artist, Karl Bodmer, to record illustrations of the journey. Arriving in the fall of 1832, the Prince ascended the Missouri River in the spring of 1833, going as far upstream as the American Fur Company post of Ft. Mackenzie in present-day Montana, and spending the winter at Ft. Clark, near the Mandan Indian villages. During this prolonged stay, he and Bodmer had ample opportunity to observe the Indian tribes of the Upper Missouri in their full glory, carefully recorded by Bodmer in watercolors. In the spring of 1834 they returned to Europe, and devoted the next five years to preparing the text and plates for this publication. Prince Maximilian and Bodmer were able to record in both words and pictures the Plains tribes in their heyday. They were witness to hunting parties, Indian dances, ceremonies and life among the Mandans and other tribes, as well as the incredible scenery on the upper Missouri before the era of mass settlement from the west. Abbey, Travel II, 615; Graff 4648; Howes M- 443a ("dd"); Wagner-Camp 76.

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        The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby. With Illustrations By Phiz

      London: Chapman And Hall, 1839., 1839. 8vo. pp. xvi, 624. with half-title. engraved frontis. portrait by Finden after Maclise & 39 etched plates by Hablot Knight Browne. A fine copy in full modern red morocco by Bayntun, gilt spine, portrait of Dickens in gilt on upper cover & signature in gilt on rear cover, gilt inside dentelles, all edges gilt (hint of foxing to a few plates). First Edition in Book Form. This copy with correct reading ‘sister’ on p. 123 and first 4 plates in second state. Podeschi A41. Smith I 5. Sadleir I 105. NCBEL III 793.. 1st Edition. Hardcover.

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        Smith's Atlas

      Hartford & Utica: John Paine, 1839. 18 maps, some with several to the sheet; with handcolored maps of the United States and world, including: Map and Chart of the World; World on a Polar Projection; Central Europe; North America (Texas is separately colored, not a part of the U.States, Alaska is "Russian Possessions"); United States (Texas includes New Mexico areas & more); Mexico (California Indian tribes indicated, borders with Oregon Territory); Eastern States; Middle States; Southern States; Western States; South America; Europe; British Isles; Asia; Palestine; Africa; Liberia; Oceanica; approx. 9 1/2" x 11 3/4" size; illustrated paper coverd stiff paper stock binding, cloth spine material which has been sewn-on in crude repair of an early time; covers very worn; maps are detached from the binding and occasionally foxed, spotty and with old paper tape repairs on margins, hence darkened in those areas; overall, maps in good condition and an interesting early American school atlas.. Soft Cover. Good.

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        CATALOGUE DE LA BIBLIOTHEQUE DE SON EXC. M. LE COMTE D. BOUTOURLIN

      One of 200 copies printed. 6 x 9 inches high. Each section is page numbered separately: Manuscripts, 25 pp., Editions du XV Siecle 155 pp., Collection Aldine, 18 pp., Collection Bodonienne (Bodoni), 13 pp., Classiques Italiens, 74 pp., Theologie 26 pp., Sciences, Arts 42 pp., Belles Lettres 50 pp., Histoire 53 pp. Quarter polished calf with marbled boards, with gilt rules and title on spine. Laid in on front pastedown is a note in ink which reads "The Boutourlin library contains upwards of 24,000 volumes. - It cost Count Boutourlin more than 40,000 £ stl. The heirs would give it for 15,000 £. - payable by installments in 4-5 --or even 7 years--" Sounds like a pretty good deal, but books were eventually sold in Paris at auction 1839-41. Condition of the books is VERY GOOD; Rear joint is split open and needs repair, front joint worn, but not cracked, both hinges are very sound and binding is tight, very light wear to covers, some occasional light foxing in the text. Books on Books Rare RGR

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        SKANDINAVISKA FOGLAR TECKNADE EFTER NATUREN, LITOGRAFIERADE OCH UTGIFNE AF M KÖRNER/ SKANDINAVISKA DÄGGDJUR TECKNADE EFTER NATUREN, LITOGRAFIERADE OCH UTGIFNE AF M KÖRNER.

      Lund 1839-1846 / Lund 1855, Texten Tryckt i Berlingsk(a) Boktryckeriet, (2)+22+(2)s med litograferat titelblad och 62 handkolorerade litograferade planscher (alla) + 6s med litograferat titelblad och 22 handkolorerade litograferade planscher (alla), första arbetet med dedikationsbladet till friherren Axel Gustaf Gyllenkrok. Två verk sammanbundna i ett samtida brunt halvmarokängband med klotöverdragna pärmar, rikt förgylld och brunpräglad rygg- och pärmdekor, sprängda snitt; långa ändrevor i främre ytterfalsen, lagad reva i övre ryggändan och bakre ytterfalsen, äldre namnteckningar och tillskrifter, exlibris (Edward och Märta) med fågelmotiv, inlagornas textsidor med en del ytterst lätta lagerfläckar, planscherna genomgående i stort rena och fläckfria, några med knappt skönjbar fuktbuckling i övermarginaler.. SKANDINAVISKA FOGLAR utgavs i 10 häften bekostat av A G Gyllenkrok, avbildar för första gången alla skandinaviska fåglar (med något undantag). SKANDINAVISKA DÄGGDJUR avbildar många svenska däggdjur för första gången men på grund av ogina omständigheter utelämnades här valdjuren. Handkoloreringen utfördes delvis av Körners fru Charlotta vars konstnärliga ådra var jämbördig mannens (Björn Dal: SVERIGES ZOOLOGISKA LITERATUR)

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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 - 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. 1 Kg. 536 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Silurian System, Founded on Geological Researches

      John Murray, London - 1839, 1st Edition. () Very good. xxxii,576; (5),580-734pp. 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) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nuovo Dizionario Teorico-Pratico del Notariato nel Quale.

      1839 - [Calza, Giovanni]. Nuovo Dizionario Teorico-Pratico del Notariato nel Quale si Espongono per Ordine Alfabetico le Leggi Romane e Patrie le Disposizioni del Nuovo Codice Civile, Le Decisioni dei Supremi Magistrati e le Istruzioni Ministeriali che Risguardano la Scienza del Notajo. Turin: Dai Tipografi Cassone, Marzorati e Vercellotti, 1839. Two volumes. Main text in parallel columns. Quarto (10" x 7"). Contemporary quarter morocco over marbled boards, gilt titles and volume numbers to spines, speckled edges. Some rubbing to boards and extremities with wear to corners. Interior has light to moderate toning and light foxing in places. Early owner stamp to title pages, interior otherwise clean. * Only edition. With indexes. Encyclopedic in scope, this is a reference for notaries in the Kingdom of Sardinia (Piedmont-Sardinia). The entries are quite detailed; several entries have sub-divisions and many contain cross-references. A Sardinian notary was an important legal officer with a role analogous to a present-day English solicitor. The Kingdom of Sardinia led the Risorgimento and its legal system was adopted by the states that comprise present-day Italy. One copy found on OCLC (at UC-Berkeley Law Library). KVK locates 2 copies worldwide, both in Italy. Not in the British Museum Catalogue. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Every Man His Own Butler

      Whittaker and Co. London: Whittaker and Co., 1839. First edition.. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo. xv,(1),200pp. Original purple ribbed cloth blocked with a gilt design and title on the upper board. Yellow endpapers. Redding was a journalist and wrote from Paris of the defeat of Napoleon. Thereafter he traveled and obtained first hand information on French and Italian vineyards and their wines. Light wear and soiling, the purple cloth now mostly brown and evenly sunned in places, else a very good copy. Rare in any edition.

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        Amorina eller historien om de fyra.

      I-II. Jönköping, J. P. Lundström, 1839. 8:o. (4),XL,(2),224 + (4),225-364 s. Samtida hfrbd med guldornerad rygg och brandröd titeletikett i mönsterpressad papp. Gula snitt. Lite småstänk och ytliga repor i skinnet på ryggen. Spår av borttaget exlibris på främre pärmens insida. Aningen svag i häftningen mellan s. 358 och 359. Bitvis lagerfläckig och med några spridda hål i pappret, t.ex. på s. 171 i första delen med en liten förlust av pagineringen som följd. Reva på s. 319. Bra ex.. Almquistiana 229. "Amorina" påbörjades 1821 och var nästan färdigtryckt året därpå. Av hävd har antagits att några ark då föll i händerna på Almquists farbror, biskopen i Härnösand Eric Abraham Almquist, och att denne fick sin brorson att inställa utgivningen. Bo Bennich-Björkman presenterade 1986 en alternativ förklaring som tar fasta på en brand 1822 hos Almquists förläggare E. A. Ortman. Delar av Ortmans lager förstördes och den ekonomiskt hårt trängde förläggaren var sannolikt tvungen att välja säkrare investeringar än "Amorina". De redan tryckta arken tycks ha sålt som makulatur. "Amorina" gavs ut i sin helhet först 1839, delvis omarbetad. Detta är alltså den andra upplagan, men den första kompletta

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