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        Vestlig Profil af den Cimbriske Halvøe fra Hamborg til Skagen tagen paa Reiser.

      Orig. udg. Kbhvn. 1839. (4) + 109 s. Indbundet med de orig. omslag i smukt nyere halvlæder med gulddekorationer på ryggen. Bindet signeret Juul-Lassen. De orig. omslag forstærket i det ene hjørne, med gammel signatur på det forreste.. Bertelsen 22

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        TURKISH JOURNAL 1839-1840 - "Voyage in the Mediterranean, Levant and Black Seas": The extensive and very detailed manuscript journal of Sanderson Walker; he commencing his voyage on board the Brig Macleod on Tuesday 22nd October 1839.

      Not published, 1839.. The journal commences "Proceeded by railway to Shields with orders for the ship to be hove out and prepared for sailing, with which I found the crew engaged, and learned that the compliment of men was obtained so that there was no further obstacle to departure ..... after a short wait for some seamen, who are always inclined to dally at such a moment, and drink freely before going on a distant voyage - we found all right, all anchors up, boats in, pilot on board, spread our sails and down the harbour we went - Father and a few other friends kindly accompanying us over the bar, then taking warm and affectionate leaves, they saluted us with three hearty cheers, which we, perhaps more faintly returned, then bracing up the yards bounded over the sea .....".The voyage out by the 'Macleod" and thence by steamers to his varied destinations, including Constantinople, Smyrna, Alexandria, Syria, etc.A contemporary transcript by Sanderson Walker, most likely from his notes made during the six month journey. Closely and neatly written on 470-pages 4to (8¾ x 7¼ inches), circa 55,000 words. Contemporary half maroon morocco gilt, marbled boards, the spine gilt lettered, "Turkish Journal" within an elaborate scrolled gilt border, all edges gilt; excellent.Illustrated by the insertion of 9 steel engraved plates. 21st October 1839 - 29th April 1840. The following extract from the journal will give an indication of the content :6th Jan. 1842 Hotel d'Orient, Alexandria: "Mr. Waghorn [Thomas Waghorn, 1800-1850; postal pioneer] this morning on his return from the upper country, reminded me strongly both in person and manners of poor Rev. P...d of Doncaster, all life and speculation, involved in many schemes, and does much in promoting the Overland communication with India which has undoubtedly been hastened by some years through his efforts, at present he is endeavouring to establish navigation of the Nile by small steamers, a grand improvement on the present tedious medium of the filthy passage boats. Travellers to India say that it is worth coming this route - were it only to make Waghorn's acquaintance, he is all locomotion and speed - now here, now there, at Cairo, Suez .. and back. This morning induced a man by fee to guide me to the Slave Market, a spot not often visited by Christians, as I felt a strong curiosity to see the horrid mart of traffic in human beings. It is an obscure spot near the general Bazaar, but not very easily found, where round a small square area are ranged a number of wooden boxes like sheep pens for the reception of the darker races, and small rooms hung with mats for the protection of the more valuable specimens. There were a number of young negroes of both sexes, principally from the provinces of Abyssinia and Sinaar - varying in age from ten to twenty years .... the girls were placed in the pens, all were young, many had elegant figures and smooth well shaped limbs, concealed but by scanty covering of long loose cotton robes thrown over them, and in adjusting of it revealed much of the person - their skins were glossy and soft, the colour of a light chocolate to a dark black - their hair in general curiously crisped as negroes are, one in particular had hair of a singular light bluish hue and crisped in curl. Several had clear blue eyes contrasting unnaturally with their black negro faces, thick flat noses, prominent lips and projecting jaws - as did their elegant figures with ugly heads. The poor boys, many were children, were squalling on the ground in groups over the area merry as grigs, chubby little fellows still more miserably clad. My appearance in this place created much attention, my Frank dress was especially marked, and the little fellows laughed and pointed at my strange garments ....... I saw a bargain making for one fine tall girl about seventeen who was walked up and down as dealers show horses, to display their fine gait and figure, handled as we handle cattle,......". For a full description and further transcripts please enquire.

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        The Law Relating to the Public Funds; and the Equitable and Legal Remedies with Respect to Funded Property; Including the Practice by Distringas, and under the Statute 1 & 2 Vict. c. 110, With References to the Cases on the Foreign Funds and Public Companies

      The uncommon only edition of the first legal treatise on public funds, that is, government securities, including a history of stockjobbing and speculation (time-bargains, puts and refusals, bulls and bears), and so anticipating modern hedge funds. Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, ex-library, else a good untrimmed copy with ample margins; five copies in OCLC in this country. Saunders & Benning, Law Booksellers . . . 43 Fleet Street, London, 1839.

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        Chronicles Of England, France, Spain And The Adjoining Countries, From The Latter Part Of The Reign Of Edward Ii To The Coronation Of Henry Iv.: Two Volumes. Translated from the French editions, with variations and addit

      London, William Smith, 1839. . Bound in brown leather with rules stamped in blind on the covers and spines and with the spines stamped in gilt. Five raised bands to the spines. All edges gilt. Previous owner's bookplates on the front pastedown endpapers. Minor wear to the extremities. Image available on request. Book condition: Very good condition

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        Stockholms flora, eller korrt beskrifning af de vid Stockholm i vildt tillstånd förekommande växter.

      Med en inledning, innehållande en öfversigt af Stockholms-traktens natur-beskaffenhet. Förra delen. Jemnte charta öfver Stockholms omgifningar på en mils afstånd. Stockholm, P. A. Norstedt & söner, 1839-40. 8:o. VIII,+ VI,+ (2, blanka),+ 185,+(2),+ (blank),+ 423,+ (blank),+ 27,+ (2) s.+ utvikbar grav. karta. Enstaka småfläckar. Tillsammans med: (WIKSTRÖM, Johan Emanuel. Fem tryckta ark av andra delen av Stockholms flora. Stockholm, 1844?). 8:o. 80 s. Första delen i något nött samtida hfrbd, guld- och blindpräglad rygg, gröna stänksnitt. Liten skada på övre kapitäl. Andra delen häftad, i samtida pappersomslag, något lös i ryggen och främre omslaget loss. På omslaget till andra delen en längre gåvotillskrift till notarien L. H. Swahn från författarens systerson Roos. Ur Måns Rybergs bibliotek. Krok 763:13b. Akrell 1002, för första delen. Bygdén s. 23. Essén s. 50. Allt som utkom. Av den andra delen trycktes endast dessa fem ark, vilka aldrig såldes i bokhandeln. Kartan graverades av C. F. Himberg. Den långa växtgeografiska inledningen till första delen utgavs även separat under titeln "Öfversigt af Stockholms-traktens natur-beskaffenhet" och har eget impressum daterat 1839. På. s. 109-113 finns även en genomgång av Stockholmstraktens fiskar, 48 arter. "Stockholms flora" är innehavaren av bergianska professuren Johan Emanuel Wikströms (1789-1856) viktigaste arbete. Även Måns Ryberg var innehavare av den bergianska professuren! Gunnar Eriksson skriver i "Bergianska botanister" att det säkert var Wikströms "förhoppning att floran skulle komma till användning vid Stockholmsläroverken som lärobok och handledning vid botaniska exkursioner och växtinsamlingar." Denna förhoppning grusades av att K. F. Thedenius vid samma tid utgav ett särskilt florakompendium avsett för skolbruk

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        Bentley's Miscellany (March, April, May, 1839) [Bound with] Edmond Dantes and Ellen Wareham

      Bentley; Noble; Peterson (London; Louisville;Philadelphia): (Bentley; Noble; Peterson). (1839;1849). First. Sammelband. Three distinct works bound in one volume. 23.5 cm. 1. Bentley's Miscellany. (Three issues: March, April, May, 1839; pp. 219-562.) With eight etched plates by George Cruikshank. 2. Edmond Dantes. A sequel to the Count of Monte-Cristo. [by Edmund Flagg] (Louisville, KY: George W. Noble, 1849. 203 pp.) With two wood-engraved frontispiece plates by F.J. Pilliner. 3. Ellen Wareham [or, Love and Duty, by Miss Ellen Pickering [i.e. Arabella Jane Sullivan]. Philadelphia: T.B. Peterson (no date); pp. [9]-116, [2]. Lacks the title page, with 2 pages of advertisements at the back. In red half morocco and marbled paper boards, morocco spine label, all edges specked. Good or better with moderate scattered foxing to the text pages. "Ellen Wareham" lacks the title page, and has one circular dampstain to the upper half of the first eight leaves, with a small tear to the first leaf; else all three works are very good and complete. Bentley's features two installments of "Oliver Twist," its first printed appearance, illustrated with two plates by Cruikshank; and the first three installments of "Jack Sheppard" by Ainsworth, with six plates by Cruikshank. Bound in after Bentley's three numbers are two scarce American imprints: the true first American edition of "Edmond Dantes," published in Kentucky, and the first American edition of "Ellen Wareham," published in Philadelphia. .

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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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        Chronicles Of England, France, Spain And The Adjoining Countries, From The Latter Part Of The Reign Of Edward Ii To The Coronation Of Henry Iv.: Two Volumes. Translated from the French editions, with variations and addit

      . Bound in brown leather with rules stamped in blind on the covers and spines and with the spines stamped in gilt. Five raised bands to the spines. All edges gilt. Previous owner's bookplates on the front pastedown endpapers. Minor wear to the extremities. Image available on request. Book condition: Very good condition

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        United States Historical and Statistical Index Exhibiting a Comprehensive Arrangement of Prominent Statistical Facts, as Appertaining to each Particular State: Also of the General Government of the United States, from th

      1 sheet. 75.9 cm x 99 cm. (30 x 39 inches). Broadsheet. First edition. Amer. Imprints 55394. Goldsmiths?-Kress no. 30830.8. Sabin 29491 (1840). "Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1939, by William H. Hadley." An extensive compilation of facts and figures on both the states and the national government. It was reprinted a year later and extended through 1840, which is the edition usual found. Sabin lists this second edition noting it was printed both as a booklet and a broadside. American Imprints lists the 1839 version as a broadside though some copies were apparently issued in wraps. Our copy is approximately 1 cm taller and four cm wider than other physical copies located. Of the six copies listed in OCLC, at least one is heavily mutilated. Scarce complete. A very good or better copy, relined, some some expert archival repairs to margins and a few folds, a few letters, but not legibility, affected.

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        Snags (sunken trees) on the Missouri [Tab. 6]

      Paris, Coblentz and London: 1839-1842. Aquatint engraving by L. Weber and Hurlimann after Bodmer, proof on india paper mounted, blindstamp. India paper lifting slightly, small marginal tears to mount not affecting image area, light marginal dampstaining. 14 3/16 x 17 1/8 inches. 18 1/2 x 24 3/4 inches. A rare Inia proof of this almost apocalyptic view of the treacherous waters of the Missouri River. The river was the longest in the country and was considered the most hazardous of all the western rivers to navigate. Edging their way between the rafts of driftwood became increasingly difficult for the travelers aboard the steamer Yellow Stone, as she made her way up river toward the mouth of the River Platte. On 26 April 1833 she passed the mouth of the Nemaha River and again encountered snags and sandbars. In his journal for that date Maximilian noted that `For a long time we could not get away from this and often ran aground… but finally with a little force of the engine we moved on'.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 was to become virtually lost cultures. Graff 4648; Howes M443a; Pilling 2521; Sabin 47014; Wagner-Camp 76:1.

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        San Juan de Ulua, ou, Relation de l'expedition francaise au Mexique, sous les ordres de M. le contre-amiral Baudin. Suivi de notes et documents, et d'un apercu general sur l'etat actuel du Texas, par M.E. Maissin.

      xii, 591 pp. 4to. Contemporary quarter morocco over marbled boards, raised bands, compartments decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers. First edition. Illus. with 18 engraved plates on India paper and 34 woodcut vignettes. Sabin 5832. Howes B 507 (aa). Palau 30412. Graff 323. Raines p. 145. Streeter Texas 1343. Brunet I: 963 (1841). Leclerc 1075. Graesse I: 436 (1841). "The most exhaustive work on this episode [the Pastry War] with illustrations, mainly by Blanchard, who, assisting also as interpreter, had additional opportunity for gaining information. He accompanied Baudin's representative to Mexico and other places, and used his pen freely in observations on the scenery, the people, and their institutions, all of which served to add variety and interest to the narrative, the attractive style of which owes much to the revision of Dauzats, " (Bancroft, Hist. Mexico, p. 204). Raines, discussing Maissin's report, concludes that "Admiral Baudin's favorable report of Texas doubtless hastened the recognition of the Republic by France, " (Bibliography of Texas. p. 145). Printing on India paper was not common; Sabin also notes that the book was printed for 45 fr. with vignettes and 25 fr without. A very good or better copy, boards and spine rubbed, scattered foxing mainly marginal and to verso of plates.

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        Ikonographische Darstellung der nicht-syphillitischen Hautkrankheiten. Mit darauf bezüglichem systematischem Texte. Unter Mitwirkung (von Friedrich Leberecht) Trüstedt.

      Folio. XV S., 96 S. und 30 farbig lithographierten Tafeln. Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und wenig Rückenvergoldung. Hirsch-H. I 432. - Nicht bei Waller. Erste Ausgabe. Mit dem Reihentitel: Ikonographische Encyklopädie der bildlichen Darstellung ... der Medicin ... Erste Abteilung. Schöner, und durch die gewählte Technik der Farblithographie leuchtender Atlas. Effektiv wurden nur die Grundfarben, meist in Sepia gedruckt. Alle anderen Farben wurden später von Hand aquarelliert. Behrend war Oberarzt der Berliner Sittenpolizei. - Alle Tafeln mit einem zusätzlichen weissen Deckblatt. Vereinzelt schwach stockfleckig. Einbandrücken fachgerecht restauriert.

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        Suggestions Relative to the Philosophy of Geology

      New Haven: Printed by B.L. Hamlen. 1839. First. First edition. Stitched. 119pp. Wrappers lacking. Modest wear to the first leaf, very good. Inscribed by the author: "George Combe Esq. with affec. regards of the author. March 10, 1840." The inscription is a bit irregularly faded but readable. Combe was a Scot, and a leading writer on education and especially phrenology. His writings drew much attention to the subject on the continent and in the U.S., where Silliman was reportedly engaged by the subject. Combe visited the U.S. between 1838 and 1840, presumably when this pamphlet was presented. A nice association. .

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        A History of Long Island: Containing an Account of the Discovery and Settlement, with Other Important and Interesting Matters to the Present Time [with] Autograph Letter Signed from Thompson to Francis Baylies

      E. French New-York: E. French. 1839. First. First edition. Tall octavo. 24cm. 536pp., illustrated with two plates. Publisher's dark brown ribbed cloth decorated and ruled in blind, and titled in gilt. Dampstain at the bottom corners, still a reasonably bright, very good or better copy with small nicks at the spine ends. Howes T187. [With] Four-page Autograph Letter Signed dated 22 July 1841 by Thompson from Hempstead, L.I. to Hon. Francis Baylies in Taunton, Massachusetts. Quarto leaf written on all sides. Tears at the folds, small chip on p.3-4 removing a couple of letters, good. Thompson asked Baylies, author of An Historical Account of the Colony of New Plymouth (Howes B261) for help in establishing the lineage of the Millett family of Long Island, descended apparently from Thomas Millett of Plymouth Colony. A very detailed letter of approximately 1000 (mostly easily readable) words. .

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        THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF NICHOLAS NICKLEBY.

      First Edition. Chapman and Hall. 1839.. pp624. Demy 8vo. Frontispiece, with 39 plates, spine cloth has been neatly and professionally laid down, else VG in original cloth, blind tooled, uncut. Smith :Dickens in the Original Cloth., internal flaws: all text errors before page xvi have been corrected, all after page13 have not. Here is an excellent opportunity to buy a Dickens first in the original cloth, uncut. CCXD2003 US$0

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        Skandinaviska foglar tecknade efter naturen, lithografierade och utgifne.

      Lund, M. Körner respektive N. P. Lundbergs boktryckeri, 1839-46. 4:o. Litograferat titelblad,(2),22,(2) s. & 62 handkolorerade litograferade plr. + KÖRNER, M. Skandinaviska däggdjur tecknade efter naturen, lithografierade, tryckte och utgifne. Lund, M. Körner respektive Berlingska boktryckeriet, 1855. 4:o. Litograferat titelblad,6 s. & 22 handkolorerade litograferade plr. Trevligt brunt hfrbd från 1800-talets andra hälft med gulddekorerad rygg samt blindpressad dekor och guldpressad titel på frampärmen: "Skandinaviska foglar och däggdjur", etikettsignerat C. Lindberg, Gävle. Det första arbetet: titelbladet och texten har fuktränder i övre marginalen och några brunfläckar i nedre marginalen. Planscherna har enstaka småfläckar. Plansch 20 med en centimeterlång reva i övre marginalen. Plansch 33 med två revor i överst, den längsta cirka tre cm. Plansch 54 med fuktränder i yttre marginalen. Det andra arbetet: genomgående lätt fuktskadad i övre marginalen. Titelbladet och texten med fuktränder. Några planscher med svaga fuktränder eller buckligheter. Båda arbetenas planscher har tjocka skyddspapper. Några av skyddspappren har små kantskador eller revor.. Friesen Öfversigt af Sveriges ornithologiska litteratur s. 11 respektive Nissen Die zoologische Buchillustration 2276. Första arbetet utkom i tio häften. Med det ovanliga dedikationsbladet som är ställt till Axel Gustaf Gyllenkrok. Björn Dal spekulerar i om titelbladets motiv kan vara hämtat från Gyllenkroks vinterbostad i Lund. Gyllenkrok hade bekostat arbetet, och redan på 1820-talet uppmuntrat den unge konstnären Körner "med en svensk ducat". För att kunna producera Nilssons "Illuminerade figurer" startade Körner tillsammans med denne ett litografiskt tryckeri 1831, där senare planscherna till båda dessa arbeten trycktes. Tanken var att nå ut även till de som inte hade råd med det dyrbara praktverket. Enligt Dal är detta första gången som den skandinaviska fågelfaunan presenteras på bild i sin helhet och även många däggdjur avbildas för första gången

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        Autograph letter signed to Pierre Hippolyte Boutigny, accompanied by watercolor sketch of an alga

      Falaise, 1839. Br?sson, Louis Alphonse de (1798-1872). A.L.s. in French to Pierre Hippolyte Boutigny (1798-1884), accompanied by watercolor drawing of Hygrocrocis arsenici. Falaise, 29 October 1839. 3pp. plus address. 196 x 161 mm.; drawing measures 77 x 121 mm. Mounted.Br?sson was one of the first botanists to discover microscopic algae, on which he published several works. He was the author of Flore de la Normandie (1836 and later editions), and contributed to the monumental Flore g?rale de France (1828-29). Br?sson also made important contributions to the development of photography: he pioneered the art of photography in Normandy, was one of the first in France to use collodion negatives, and in 1849 built a camera adapted for use with a microscope, which he employed in his scientific researches. "His work on microscopic seaweeds and diatoms stimulated further research, and was still being cited at the end of the century" (Frizot, A New History of Photography, p. 276).Br?sson's letter, written to a professor of chemistry in Evreux, reads as follows:Monsieur,Sans une absence de quelques jours que je viens de faire, je n'aurais pas été aussi longtemps à vous accuser réception de votre lettre et de l'algue intéressante qu'elle renfermait, production qui a pour moi le plus grand intérêt comme ses congénères et dont je vous remercie beaucoup.Je veux aussi vous dire combien l'annonce de jouir quelquefois de votre instructive correspondance a de prix pour moi et veuillez croire combien je mettrai toujours d'empressement à mériter vos communications.Je ne vous ai point effacé sur la lutte de nos confrères par que la délivrance de nos mémoires n'est point une condition imposée, mais facultative. Vous devriez bien, au contraire, nous faire cadeau de quelques unes de vos fréquentes et précieuses observations et pour vous montrer que nous sommes sans rancune, je vous promets insertion dans nos bulletins et vous assure d'avance de notre reconnaissance.Votre hygrocrocis est, comme tous les autres, formé de filamens qui, dans chaque espèce, présentent des formes toujours un peu différentes selon les milieux dans lesquels ils se sont développés. Mais, par conséquent, il sera très difficile de limiter les espèces que l'on peut pour ainsi dire, faire à volonté. Je viens d'en trouver un très beau dans l'eau de laitue. Quant aux vôtre, de substances mélangés, son nom ne peut être réduit à l'expression d'un simple origine, permettez-moi donc de lui donner le nom de son inventeur et le placer dans mon herbier sous le nom d'Hygrocrocis Boutignyana.Je ne connais pas M. Gilgencrantz, mais desqu'il est votre ami et Algologue, je serais charmé d'avoir des rapports avec lui et s'il désirait de mes Algues dont un grand nombre sont nouvelles, je les lui communiquerais avec plaisir.Agréez, Monsieur, l'assurance de la parfaite considération avec laquelle j'ai l'honneur d'être votre tout dévoué serviteur,De BrébissonIn the letter Brébisson thanks Boutigny for sending him a species of algae (hygrocrocis), and expresses pleasure in their mutual correspondence. He describes Boutigny's specimen as being, "like all others, formed of filaments which, in each species, present themselves a little differently depending on the environments in which they developed." He proposes to put the specimen into his own herbarium under the name of Hygrocrocis boutignyana, after its discoverer. The letter is accompanied by a watercolor sketch of an alga, Hygrocrocis arsenici.

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        ELEMENTS OF PHYSIOLOGY, 2 VOLUMES

      1839. MULLER, J., transl. with notes by William BALY. ELEMENTS OF PHYSIOLOGY, 2 VOLUMES. London: Taylor and Walton, 1839-1842. Second edition. xxii, 848 pp., with 2 b/w plates at front, errata and corrigenda slips/xxiii - xxxviii, pp. 849 - 1715 with 2 b/w plates at front + errata page + 22 pp. appendix. 8vo., ex-library, green cloth with paper spine labels, library labels to front covers, ink initial to front cover of volume I. Spines sunned, cloth worn, corners bumped, labels soiled and slightly chipped. Library bookplates and stamps within. Foxing to preliminaries and plates. Volume II: first signature loos, plates detached, laid in. Garrison Morton (601), citing the first German edition (1834-40), refers to this text as "The first modern, systematic textbook on physiology ... a milestone in the history of European medicine."

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        Tower-Rock view on the Mississippi [Vig. 9]

      Paris, Coblentz and London: [1839-1842]. Aquatint engraving by John Outhwaite after Bodmer, on india paper mounted, blindstamp, issue with no date after English imprint, small discrete ink collector's mark on verso. Tear to upper margin not affecting plate area. 10 11/16 x 13 7/8 inches. 12 1/16 x 15 3/4 inches. A rare India proof. Bodmer and Prince Maximilian set out for St.Louis from Mount Vernon on 18 March 1833 making their way rapidly down the River Ohio and joining the Mississippi on 20 March. On the afternoon of 21 March 1833 their steamer approached a feature known as the Grand Tower (or Tower-Rock), which Maximilian described as an isolated drumlike formation between sixty and eighty feet high. He added that `Mr.Bodmer sketched the Grand Tower and found this place highly interesting and picturesque'. The scene includes the traveller's Ohio paddle-steamer and three Mississippi keel-boats, a form of freight transportation that by the 1830s was fast being replaced by the steamers. Karl Bodmer's images show great versatility and technical virtuosity and give us a uniquely accomplished and detailed picture of a previously little understood (and soon to vanish) way of life. Swiss-born Bodmer was engaged by Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867) specifically to provide a record of his travels in North America, principally among the Plains Indians. In the company of David Dreidoppel (Prince Maximilian's servant and hunting companion), their travels in North America were to last from 1832 to 1834. They arrived in Boston in July 1832, traveled on to Philadelphia, where they stayed with Napoleon Bonaparte's elder brother Joseph. From here they headed west across Pennsylvania across the Alleghenies to Pittsburgh and the Ohio country, visiting all the important German settlements en route. Their most important stop on their route west was at the utopian colony of New Harmony in Indiana. The Prince spent five months there in the company of some of the countries leading scientific men, and studying all the relevant literature on backcountry America. On 24 March 1833 the party reached St. Louis, Missouri, and the start of the journey into Indian country. Graff 4648; Howes M443a; Pilling 2521; Sabin 47014; Wagner-Camp 76:1

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        AF DET KONGELIGE THEATERS REPERTOIRE. Til Carl Alstrup 11. April 1927.

      Shubothes Boghandel. Div. Repertoirer. Indb. halvlæder med gulddek. ryg.. Foræring til skuespiller Carl Alstrup på hans 50-års fødselsdag. Lang dedikation i verseform til Carl Alstrup.Vedlagt et visitkort fra Fenja Alstrup, der videregiver bindet til skuespiller Osvald Helmuth. Med Frits Helmuths exlibris på inderside af bindet. Indeholder bl.a.: H.C. Andersen: Den Usynlige paa Strogø, 1839. Noget slid på ryg og kanter.(Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        Woman of the Snake-Tribe. Woman of the Cree- Tribe. [Tab. 33]

      Paris, Coblenz and London: [1839-1842]. Aquatint engraving by Hürlimann after Bodmer, blind stamp. 18 x 24 13/16 inches. A fine double-portrait composed by Bodmer from individual portraits executed at Fort McKenzie and Fort Union. The figure on the left is of a Shoshone (or Shoshoni) woman who was the wife of Marcereau, a fur company employee, who was based at Fort McKenzie. Bodmer sketched her on about 6 September in June of 1833. There were a number of Shoshone women at the fort who were said to have been captured from their home territory west of the Rocky Mountains by raiding Blackfeet. The figure to the right is a Cree woman, married to Deschamps, a man employed by the fur company as a hunter. She was sketched by Bodmer in October 1833 at Fort Union as the party made its way from Fort Mckenzie back down to Fort Clarke and their winter quarters. The blue- black patterning to the chin is a quite distinctive Cree pattern.Karl Bodmer's images show great versatility and technical virtuosity and give us a uniquely accomplished and detailed picture of a previously little understood (and soon to vanish) way of life. Swiss-born Bodmer was engaged by Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867) specifically to provide a record of his travels in North America, principally among the Plains Indians. In the company of David Dreidoppel (Prince Maximilian's servant and hunting companion), their travels in North America were to last from 1832 to 1834. Well-armed with information and advice, the party finally left St.Louis, on the most important stage of their travels, aboard the steamer Yellow Stone on April 10 1833. They proceeded up the treacherous Missouri River along the line of forts established by the American Fur Company. At Bellevue they encountered their first Indians, then went on to make contact with the Sioux tribe, learning of and recording their little known ceremonial dances and powerful pride and dignity. Transferring from the Yellow Stone to another steamer, the Assiniboin, they continued to Fort Clark, visiting there the Mandan, Mintari and Crow tribes, then the Assiniboins at Fort Union, the main base of the American Fur Company. On a necessarily much smaller vessel they journeyed through the extraordinary geological scenery of that section of the Missouri to Fort Mackenzie in Montana, establishing a cautious friendship with the fearsome Blackfeet. From this, the westernmost point reached, it was considered too dangerous to continue and the return journey downstream began. The winter brought its own difficulties and discomforts, but Bodmer was still able to execute numerous studies of villages, dances and especially the people, who were often both intrigued and delighted by his work. The portraits are particularly notable for their capturing of individual personalities, as well as forming a primary account of what were to become virtually lost cultures. Graff 4648; Howes M443a; Pilling 2521; Sabin 47014; Wagner-Camp 76:1.

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        Lives of Illustrious and Distinguished Irishmen from earliest times to the present period arranged in chronological order, and embodying a History of Ireland in the Lives of Irishmen.

      Dublin: Macgregor, Poulson, and Company 1839-1847.. 12 volumes complete, as issued, in two parts to a vol.. 496+454+472+472+476+478 pp. embellished by a series of highly finished portraits, selected from the most authentic sources, and engraved by eminent artists, all engraved plates present, hardback, in a sea-green cloth with blind stamped decoration to the front board and a decorative spine title gilt with a border of shamrocks and harp. Bearing the name and stamp of J. H. Purdon on ffep of most vols. These are all very tight bright copies, there is minor spotting to some of the engraved plates or tissue guards, and there is some minor difference to the tone of the cloth from being issued over the course of eight years. A handsome set. Individual copies turn up and we have two odds for sale but we rarely see a set as issued.

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        Real-Encyclopädie der classischen Alterthumswissenschaft in alphabetischer Ordnung.

      6 volumes in 7 (volume 6 is in two parts). J.B. Wetzler'schen Buchhandlung, Stuttgart 1839-1852. 8vo. Bound in contemporary full cloth bindings with titlelabels on the spines in orange leather. The first volume is light blue, the rest of the set in green cloth. The bindings are a bit rubbed and the titlelabels are a bit cracked and torn. Inside with minor foxing.. The complete first edition of the encyclopedia of the ancient Greek and Latin classics, that is of classical scholarship - the Ur-Pauly. The work was completed by Christian Waltz and Wilhelm Teuffel following the death of Pauly in 1845. To this day an updated version called Der neue Pauly is available

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

      Paris, Coblenz and London: [1839-1842]. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by Hürlimann after Bodmer, blind stamp. 18 x 24 1/2 inches. This dignified triple portrait is made up from three sketches made by Bodmer over a period of more than a year: the unidentified Oto man was sketcehd at Pilcher's trading post on the return down river in May 1834, the Missouri man, Mahinkacha ('Maker of Knives') was drawn on 16 May 1834 at Joseph Roubidoux's trading post above Cantonment Leavenworth. The most striking image, of Schuh-De-Ga-Che ('He Who Smokes'), was made by Bodmer on the way up the river after stopping on 11 May 1833 near White Bear Bluffs to take on board three Ponca Indians. A chief of his tribe, Schuh- De-Ga-Che wears a peace medal with a depiction of President Madison. Karl Bodmer's images show great versatility and technical virtuosity and give us a uniquely accomplished and detailed picture of a previously little understood (and soon to vanish) way of life. Swiss-born Bodmer was engaged by Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867) specifically to provide a record of his travels in North America, principally among the Plains Indians. In the company of David Dreidoppel (Prince Maximilian's servant and hunting companion), their travels in North America were to last from 1832 to 1834. Well-armed with information and advice, the party finally left St.Louis, on the most important stage of their travels, aboard the steamer Yellow Stone on April 10 1833. They proceeded up the treacherous Missouri River along the line of forts established by the American Fur Company. At Bellevue they encountered their first Indians, then went on to make contact with the Sioux tribe, learning of and recording their little known ceremonial dances and powerful pride and dignity. Transferring from the Yellow Stone to another steamer, the Assiniboin, they continued to Fort Clark, visiting there the Mandan, Mintari and Crow tribes, then the Assiniboins at Fort Union, the main base of the American Fur Company. On a necessarily much smaller vessel they journeyed through the extraordinary geological scenery of that section of the Missouri to Fort Mackenzie in Montana, establishing a cautious friendship with the fearsome Blackfeet. From this, the westernmost point reached, it was considered too dangerous to continue and the return journey downstream began. The winter brought its own difficulties and discomforts, but Bodmer was still able to execute numerous studies of villages, dances and especially the people, who were often both intrigued and delighted by his work. The portraits are particularly notable for their capturing of individual personalities, as well as forming a primary account of what were to become virtually lost cultures. Graff 4648; Howes M443a; Pilling 2521; Sabin 47014; Wagner-Camp 76:1.

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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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        Selected works, including: The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Charles O'Malley The Irish Dragoon; Our Mess (consisting of Jack Hinton [and] Tom Burke), [and] Arthur O'Leary

      Dublin: William Curry 1839 45 Dublin: William Curry, 1839-45. All are first editions except Arthur O'Leary, which is the second edition. 7 vols., 8vo. Illustrated by Phiz. Three quarters green morocco, spines gilt with alternating devices of crossed guns and clover leaves, a.e.g. Bookplates of C. L. Despard. Spines faded to brown, else fine. CBEL III:492-3 . Lever's vivid and rollicking pictures of military and hunting life were quite popular in his day, and remain a delight to read

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        Monuments et rues de Paris. Dessins et lithographiés.

      Paris: Rittner & Goupil and Susse Frères 1839. With tinted lithographed titlepage + 20 tinted lithographies 23-26,5x c.40 cm. Granfolio bound in contemporary halfleather with gold on spine. Name on inner frontboard and free endpaper. Titlepage browning, plates weakly browning.. Wyld was born in London. After a merchant career and travels to Algiers and Rome, he 1834 set up his studio in Paris, where he was commissioned to produce paintings of orientalist scenes and Venetian architecture. Becoming known to the public, he exhibited a 2m wide canvas "Venice at Sunrise" at the Paris Salon of 1839, winning the 1st Gold Medal in the 3rd class for it. After the 1848 Revolution he returned to the United Kingdom where he specialized in orientalist subjects, became a member of the New Society of Painters in Water Colours and had a major success with the businessmen of Manchester. In 1852 the Queen invited him to her summer residence at Balmoral Castle to draw its surroundings. He then continued to live in Paris and exhibit at various salons. He remained active until his last breath, dying in his Paris home in 1889

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        Skandinaviska foglar tecknade efter naturen, lithografierade, tryckte och utgifne.

      Lund, M. Körner respektive Berlingska boktryckeriet, 1839-46. Stor 4:o. Litograferat titelblad,(2),22,(2) s. & 62 handkolorerade litograferade plr. Samtida nött hfrbd med upphöjda bind och sparsamt guldornerad rygg samt infärgat svart titelfält. Delvis sprucken i främre ytterfals och även lite svag i innerfalsarna. Texten delvis hårt lagerfläckig och med fuktrand, inte minst i början. En del av planscherna med trista fläckar i marginalen, andra svagt solkiga. Med R. H. Westrings namnteckning, daterad 1869 och Sten Sjöstedts, daterad 1904, samt Anton Rehnborgs respektive Gunnar Brusewitz exlibris.. Friesen s. 11. Utkom i tio häften. Med det ovanliga dedikationsbladet som är ställt till Axel Gustaf Gyllenkrok. Björn Dal spekulerar i om titelbladets motiv kan vara hämtat från Gyllenkroks vinterbostad i Lund. För att kunna producera Nilssons "Illuminerade figurer" startade Körner tillsammans med denne ett litografiskt tryckeri 1831, där senare planscherna till detta arbete och "Skandinaviska däggdjur" 1855 trycktes. Tanken var att nå ut även till dem som inte hade råd med det dyrbara praktverket. Enligt Dal är detta första gången som den skandinaviska fågelfaunan presenteras på bild i sin helhet

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        Junction of the Yellow Stone River with the Missouri [Tab. 29]

      Paris, Coblenz and London: [1839-1842]. Engraving by Salathé after Bodmer, proof on india paper mounted, blindstamp. Some minor foxing, a 1" loss in the top left corner of the sheet. 16 1/8 x 21 3/8 inches. 17 15/16 x 24 3/4 inches. This title was printed from two different plates, one engraved by Salathé with six pronghorn antelope in the foreground and the French title starting 'Réunion...', the second by L. Weber with nine antelope in the foreground, a further seven in the mid-ground and the French title starting 'Confluent...' A rare India proof of one of the greatest landscape images to result from the Bodmer and Prince Maximilian's expedition to America's "Interior Parts." The travelers, aboard the steamer Assiniboine arrived at Fort Union, just above the junction of the Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers, on June 24, 1833, after a journey of seventy-five days up the Missouri River from St.Louis. They stayed until July 6th, when they departed upriver by keelboat for Fort McKenzie. Fort Union was the uppermost point of steamer traffic at the time of Bodmer's visit and like most fur company posts on the Missouri at this time, was situated on a low open prairie sufficiently large to accommodate the large encampments of numerous Indians during the height of the trading season.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. David Dreidoppel (Prince Maximilian's servant and hunting companion) accompanied the men on their travels in North America, which lasted 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 the 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 for 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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        Fragmenta Comicorum Graecorum. Collegit et disposuit Augustus Meineke.

      5 volumes bound in seven. G. Reimer, Berlin 1839-1857. Bound in seven modest, brown halfcloth bindings with gilt lettering on the spines (bindings from the middle of 20th century). Inside with only a few spots. Otherwise a nice set.. From the library of the Danish classical scholar Holger Friis Johansen

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        Det går an. En tafla ur lifvet. Af författaren till Törnrosens bok.

      Stockholm; tryckt hos L. J. Hjerta, 1839. 12:o. 168 s. Sammanbunden med: [Snellman, Joh. Wilh.]: Det går an. En tafla ur lifvet. Fortsättning. Stockholm; tryckt hos L. J. Hjerta, 1840. (2, 2 blanka), 188 s. Sammanbunden med: [Silfverstolpe, Malla]: Månne det går an? Fortsättning af ''Det går an''. Uppsala; Leffler och Sebell, 1840. 12:o. (1, 1 blank), 64 s. Samtida brunt halvfranskt band med blindpressat mönster och förgyllda bårder på ryggen, marmorerade pärmpapper och stänkmålade snitt. Ryggändarna något nötta, pärmhörn och -kanter nötta. Svårtydd äldre namnteckning på främre innerpärm. Omslag ej medbundna. Titelbladet till första arbetet lätt nött i den inre marginalen, troligen beroende på att ett limmat häftesomslag avlägsnats. S. 29/30, 53/54, 79/80, 149/150 med ett litet riss i yttermarginalen. Litet hål i yttermarginalen på s. 77/78. Liten svag fläck i yttermarginalen på s. 24-54. Liten pappersförlust i nedre marginalen på s. 103/104, samt en liten nagg i yttre marginalen. En fläck i texten på s. 136-139. Några spridda, lätta fläckar. Andra arbetet med ett litet hål i yttre marginalen på s. 29-32, s. 53/54. Liten nagg i yttre marginalen på s. 55/56, 151/152, 173-176. Svag fuktfläck som berör texten på s. 185-188. Några spridda småfläckar. Tredje arbetet med en liten fläck i nedre marginalen på de första fyra bladen, annars rent och snyggt. Almquistiana 231. Originalupplaga av ''Det går an'', vilken även existerar i ett fåtal tryck - troligen korrekturavdrag - med tryckåret 1838. Bygdén I:334 resp. II:84. Almquists vän, den finländske publicisten och filosofen J. W. Snellman var den förste att publicera en följdskrift till ''Det går an''; denna fortsätter där Almquists skildring slutar och härmar såväl stil som typografi, men det går slutligen illa för konvenansbrytarna som vågat leva tillsammans utan äktenskapliga band. I Malla Silfverstolpes version väljer de båda att gifta sig då deras gemensamma barn föds och efter kyrkoherden förmaningar, och lever därefter lyckligt

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        Incidents of Border Life, Illustrative of the Times and Condition of the First Settlements in Parts of the Middle and Western States Comprising Narratives of Strange and Thrilling Adventure--Accounts of Battles--Skirmishes and Personal Encounters with the Indians-- Descriptions of their Manners, Customs, Modes of Warfare, Treatment of Prisoners &c. &c.--also, the History of Sev

      Chambersburg, PA: J. Pritts, 1839. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Yes. 8vo. 491pp. followed by the Supplement bringing the total pagination to 511. The Supplement contains three pieces by Charles Fenno Hoffman: "The Dead Clearing:", "The Last Arrow" and "Indian Parents at their Child's Grave". Eight plates, including the three plates in the supplementary material and the 5 called for by Howes. Original sheep. Spine with simple gilt rules, red leather lettering piece, gilt. Typical foxing and some staining else a very good copy. As seems to be usual with this edition, though not mentioned by either Howes nor Sabin, bound without pp. 485-488. Howes P-622. Sabin 65719.

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        Det går an.

      En tafla ur lifvet af författaren till Törnrosens bok. Sthlm, L. J. Hjerta, 1839. 12:o. 168 s. Lätt nött samtida hfrbd med guldornerad rygg och sprängda snitt. Bra inlaga med endast några enstaka lagerfläckar. Sista bladet med en gammal lagning i inre marginalen. Med Harald Swanbergs namnteckning.. Almquistiana 231. Andra upplagan som har ett nyskrivet förord. Första upplagan trycktes 1838 men makulerades och är endast känd i ett par exemplar. Inget har synts till på marknaden sedan Göteborgs universitetsbibliotek köpte ett på Carlanders auktion 1892

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

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

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        Hotel de Sens, Paris

      [London]: 1839. Lithograph by Shotter Boys. Printed in colours by Charles Hullmandel, deluxe edition, trimmed to the subject as issued, mounted on archival mount. 14 7/8 x 10 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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