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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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        Mih-Tutta-Hangkusch. A Mandan Village. [Tab. 16]

      Paris, Coblenz and London: [1839-1842]. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by Salathé after Bodmer, blind stamp. 12 3/8 x 17 11/16 inches. In response to the pressures of the raids of neighbours the Mandan Tribe had consolidated its people in two main villages: Mih-Tutta-Hang-Kusch and Ruhptare. Mih-Tutta-Hang-Kusch, the largest of these, is represented here by Bodmer as it appeared in the summer of 1833. Close to Fort Clark, it consisted of sixty-five earth lodges or houses, many with scaffolding around the houses that was used for drying corn and other food. The village's position, high on a promontory jutting out into the Missouri, made it easily defensible. However, all is tranquil in this scene as the women in the foreground collect driftwood using bullboats: circular vessels constructed from a willow frame over which was stretched and secured a raw bull buffalo hide, which was then allowed to dry and shrink into place. Light yet durable, these vessels were ideally suited to their purpose when in the hands of an adept helmswoman. 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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        THE CHARTIST CIRCULAR.

      Published under the superintendence of the Universal Suffrage Central Committee for Scotland.Issue nos. 1 - 146, folio, (viii) + 604pp, a very good copy in modern calf backed boards antique style,Glasgow, September 28 1839 - July 9 1842. PHOTOGRAPH AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. Complete and all published. H.T. p.101. A.F.R. 396. Foxwell (Menger) p.258. Goldsmiths 37352. Kress C.4823. With 2 issues of The English Chartist Circular inserted loose. For nearly three years the Chartist Circular was the principal voice of Scottish Chartism and its pages certainly reflect in considerable detail the various forces at work in democratic radical circles in Glasgow and elsewhere. Edited by William Thomson of Parkhead, who had helped to establish some seventy co-operative societies in the west of Scotland in the early 1830s, the Chartist Circular averaged a circulation of 20,000 copies and proved to be the most widely read periodical of its kind. William Thomson, secretary of the Central Committee, had been an exponent of retail co-operation, formerly Secretary of the Scottish National Association for the Protection of Hand-loom Weavers and editor of the Weavers' Journal. Under his leadership the Circular, although providing "little news of the progress of the movement and eschewing controversial issues, confined itself to the propagation of the principles of the Charter, the exposure of abuses in the existing social and political structure of Great Britain, and the extolling of the heroes of past struggles for national freedom. Its main object was the provision of a self-financing substitute for the tracts and lecturers which the Central Committee could ill afford. Its editor's policy was to ignore the divisions which existed within the Chartist ranks, while providing readers with an awareness of social and political evils, and an encyclopedia on the history of democracy and popular freedom. The successful launching of the Chartist Circular was widely regarded as an outstanding achievement". [Alexander Wilson, The Chartist Movement in Scotland, 1970, pp.91-92].

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        Swenska djuren.

      Med 32 figurer, skurna i träd. Ett sällskap till almanachan. Sthlm, L. J. Hjerta, 1839. 12:o. (4),VI,282 s. Med illustrationer i texten. Häftad och oskuren i nött småsolkigt gult omslag. Delvis loss i häftningen mellan s. 96 och 97. Några enstaka obetydliga lager- och småfläckar. Förlagsstpl, "B. A.", på titelbladet. Bra ex.. Müntzing Svensk jaktlitteratur I:69: "Innehåller spridda uppgifter om jakt och djurfångst." Denna andra upplaga är tryckt i samma format som den vanliga almanackan och är "betydligt utwidgad och med flere figurer". Första upplagan utkom 1817 och var en av de första svenska böckerna som illustrerades med trägravyrer. De skars med Thomas Bewicks zoologiska arbeten som förebild. Författaren påstod sig i förordet till första upplagan ha utfört bilderna i arbetet själv, vilket Björn Dal betvivlar då han saknade vänster underarm och bar protes. Förutom beskrivningar av själva djuren övergår t.ex. artikeln om renen i en berättelse om samerna och deras levnadsförhållanden

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        Opere. milano, presso giovanni resnati, 1839-42.

      Sei volumi di cm. 25, pp. 3.500 ca. complessive. Con ritratto inciso all'antiporta del primo volume e una tavola ripiegata riproducente una lettera del Monti. Bella legatura coeva in piena percallina interamente decorata a secco e con titoli in oro ai dorsi. Esemplare fresco, marginoso ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Si tratta della non comune tiratura in-8 grande, più curata e su carta di maggiore qualità rispetto a quella in-12 apparsa con le stesse note editoriali. La legatura è stata eseguita dall'atelier milanese C. Mauri, come attestato dalle etichette coeve apposte alle sguardie.

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        Herd of Bisons on the Upper Missouri

      Paris, Coblenz and London: 1839-1842. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving. 18 x 24 3/8 inches. Prince Maximilian and his party left Fort Union on 6 July aboard the 60-foot keelboat Flora and eventually arrived at Fort McKenzie on 9 August 1833. On leaving Fort Union the hunters were again able to find a ready supply of game from which to provide meat for the keelboat passengers. Buffalo appeared near the river on July 10 and several were taken. On 14 July below the mouth of the Milk River near the junction of Porcupine Creek the buffalo appeared again, the present image is based on these incidents and shows the buffalo grazing and coming to the waters edge to drink on the Missouri bottoms, all against a backdrop of the sky turned red and gold by the last rays of the western sunset. 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 it's 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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        Autograph Letter, signed ("W. S. Landor") to a recipient in Bristol ("Cutler" ?]

      Bath: S. James Square 4 July 1839 Bath: S. James Square, 4 July, 1839. 4to. One page, one singlke folded sheet; with integral leaf addressed on verso. Integral address leaf reattached to a stub. Minor staining, address obscured by numerous forwarding notes, chip from outer edge of address leaf from wax seal . Landor (1775-1864) writes to a mutual acquaintance about his friend Robert Southey: "You will be gratified by the union of your friend Southey with a lady so worthy of him both by her writing and and her genius." On 4 June 1839, Southey married his longtime friend, the poet Caroline Anne Bowles (1786-1854), only two years after the passing of his first wife. His new wife was Caroline Anne Bowles (1786-1854). Three months after their marriage, Southey became hopelessly senile, unable to read or write. "Although Southey suffered from dementia in his last years, he could remember Landor's name when everything else was forgotten -" (ODNB)

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        [Péhriska-Rúhpa. A Minatarre or big-bellied Indian [Tab. 17]

      Paris, Coblenz and London: 1839-1842]. Aquatint engraving by Paul Legrand after Bodmer, proof before all letters, state with three figures in the background. Some light spotting. 20 1/8 x 14 5/16 inches. 24 x 17 5/16 inches. A very rare proof before letters. There are two distinct states of this image: one with three small figures in the mid-ground to the right of the main figure, and a second where these figures have been removed A powerful portrait of Péhriska-Rúhpa ('Two Ravens') presents the warrior and chief of the Hidatsa as a figure of great dignity. He adopts an attitude that would have been familiar to all men of power and rank, his worth displayed symbolically in his clothing and adornment. His shirt is trimmed with bands of bright yellow quillwork, elaborately fringed with ermine, locks of human hair and dyed horsehair. He wears a striped woolen breechclout and quilled leggings of deer skin. Around his neck is a necklace of bear claws, fastened to an otter-skin band and spaced with blue and white beads. Symbols of great wealth, these necklaces were made from the foreclaws of grizzly bears, preferably from animals taken in the spring when the claws were large comparatively unworn and showing white tips. A decorated buffalo robe over one shoulder and arm, Péhriska-Rúhpa holds his decorated pipe in the crook of his other arm. This is one of Bodmer's masterpieces of portraiture, and was carried out during the travellers' winter stop-over at Fort Clark in 1833-1834 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. (11 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches). 12pp. subscribers' list. 1 engraved plan, 1 lithographic plate, 52 wood-engraved illustrations. Original half purple cloth over textured purple paper covered boards, spine ruled and lettered in gilt, blue speckled edges. A fine set 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.

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        VOCABOLARIO MILANESE-ITALIANO.

      In-8, 5 voll, mz. pelle mod. con ang., tagli gialli., tit. su tassello al dorso, pp. L,(2),388; 428; (4),448; (4),556;(4),140 di ?Giunte e correzioni al vocabolario?;(8) ?Elenco dei Signori associati? - Il V vol., di "Supplemento", pp. XIX,308,(2), contiene "Nozioni filologiche intorno al dialetto milanese - Saggio d'osservazioni su l'idioma brianzuolo, suddialetto del milanese". "Seconda edizione", la migliore e di gran lunga la più ampia, di questa classica opera del Cherubini. Cfr. Predari,377 - Cat. Hoepli,122 - Cat. Binda,307. Timbro di apparten. all?occhietto; il V vol. con alone sulle prime 3 cc., altrim. esempl. molto ben conservato.

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        Index Entomologicus; Or, A Complete Iluustrated Catalogue of 1944 Figures of the Lepidopterous Insects of Great Britain

      William Wood 4 volumes, 8vo, full brown calf red morocco labels, 54 hand colored plates, vi, [2], 266, xii, pp. Wear and scuffing to leather; penciled corrections throughout, foxing and soiling to plates; good. William Wood (1774-1857) was a bookseller and noted conchologist. In 1807 he published his zoogeography, The Beauties of Nature Displayed, which was followed by his General Concology in 1815. These works established Wood as a natural historian. In 1812, he was elected fellow of the Royal Society.The present work was originally issued in parts during 1833-1838. While attractive and presenting plenty of detail, the plates are rather busy, containing 36 insects per plate.

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        The Poetical Works of... Edited by Mrs. Shelley.

      London: Edward Moxon, 1839.. First authorized edition, four volumes, 12mo. Portrait frontispiece and inscription on half title in volume I, bookplates of Julian Henry Charles Fane, diplomat and minor poet. Original green ribbed cloth, spines a little sunned, some light marking to covers, spine ends bumped with slight wear, but overall a well preserved set. Containing Mary Shelley's valuable notes, this set was published after various pirated editions had kept Shelley's poetry in the public eye, and also includes hitherto unpublished lyrics from extant manuscripts.

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        A History of Slavery and its Abolition. Second edition, with an Appendix

      London: Published by Houlston & Stoneman, 1839 Second edition, enlarged by a sixty-two page appendix. It is unclear whether there are also textual changes between the first edition of 1836 and the present edition. In any event, both editions are scarce, and the first is rare: OCLC locates seven copies, three in America and four in Britain. Original green blindstamped cloth, expertly recased. . Twelvemo. Frontisportrait of Thomas Clarkson (dampstained at upper margin, not affecting image). Dedication to Clarkson and to Joseph Sturge, Esq. Spine a bit dull. A very good copy. Esther Copley (née Beuzeville, 1786-1851) was the daughter of a wealthy silk merchant and the wife of James Philip Hewlett, Oxford cleric, and later of William Copley, a Baptist minister in Oxford. She was a prolific writer of children's tales, tracts, works of domestic economy, and sacred history and biography. The subjects of her domestic works included household management, the care and education of children, the treatment of illnesses, and a comprehensive book on knitting. Her children's books were generally moral tales, but also included studies of the Scripture and a natural history for youth. The present work, also aimed at a young audience, is generally considered her most important. "More than 500 pages in length, the History austerely informed its readers that the origin of slavery was to be found in 'human depravity' (History, 12). But this theological explanation did not prevent Mrs Copley from tracing the course of slavery from scriptural times to her own day. Her youthful audience was spared neither graphic descriptions of the sufferings of black slaves in the West Indies nor lengthy accounts of the proceedings of the anti-slavery movement. Ironically, only three pages were devoted to the role of ladies' anti-slavery societies in a work which was, in itself, a witness to the significant commitment of nonconformist women to the anti-slavery cause" (Oxford DNB).

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        Le Daguerreotype

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

      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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        Wanderungen durch die Herzogthümer Schleswig, Holstein und Lauenburg. 3 Tle. in 1 Bd. Kiel, Waeser, 1839. 64, 52, 448 (von 672) S. Mit 10 lithogr. Ansichten nach C.P. Hansen. Neuer marmor. Hlwd.

      Kat. d. SH Landesbibl. SHc 13 (nur 2. Aufl., 3. Section).- Selten.- Mit den Sectionen: 1. Rendsburg mit der Umgegend, die Eider und der Schleswig-Holsteinische Canal; 2. Amt Hütten, Stapelholm, Friedrichstadt und die Treene; 3. Nordfriesland.- Mit Lithographien von Ascheberg, Rendsburg (2), Wyck auf Föhr, List auf Sylt, Leck, Husum, Dünen bei Westerland, Nordstrandischmoor, Tondern.- Ohne die 3 Trachtentafeln und ohne die Seiten 449-672.- Teilweise leicht stockfleckig.

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        HYPERION

      1839. hardcover. [Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth.] HYPERION, A Romance. By the Author of "Outre-Mer." [In Two Volumes.] New-York: Published by Samuel Colman, 1839. Original drab paper-covered boards with spine labels. 2 vols. <p>First Edition of this very early prose romance, a very autobiographical tale about a young man touring through Europe, with a woman on his mind (Frances Appleton, who would not agree to marry Longfellow for four more years -- at which time her father would buy them Craigie House). Shortly after Colman published HYPERION, he published Longfellow&#39;s first volume of collected verse, VOICES OF THE NIGHT -- which far outshone HYPERION. Colman had 1500 copies of HYPERION printed, but went out of business within the year when the Panic of 1837 re-surfaced in the Fall of 1839; about half of the 1500 sets of sheets were issued by Colman, with the rest being bought up by James Munroe of Boston, and issued in a variety of remainder bindings.</p> <p>This copy has the Vol I title page in Blanck&#39;s "Setting A", and the Vol II title page in "Setting B" (no priority; sets are found with all four combinations). This set does have the light brown endpapers applied over white ones -- like most copies (it is believed that only the very first copies went out with only white endpapers). Condition is very good: there is minor wear at the extremities, but far less than one would expect for such delicate bindings, and the spine labels are whole except for one marginal chip. Blanck 12064. Housed in an open-backed case.</p> VERSE / POETRY (Sumner & Stillman Code:11982)

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