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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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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.

      [Bookseller: SequiturBooks]
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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.

      [Bookseller: finecopy]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Hs Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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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..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Knickerbocker Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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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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        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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