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        English Bijou Almanac for 1840

      London: Schloss, Albert, (1839). 64 pp. Poetically Illustrated by S. Lover, Esq. With portraits of the Duchess of Sutherland, Anna Maria Hall, the novelist, W.C. MacReady, an actor, Martin Archer Shee, a painter, Thomas Moore, the poet, and Fanny Persiani. Verses by Samuel Lover (1797-1868), song-writer, novelist and painter, and a friend of Charles Dickens. Also contains a calendar, and lists of royal birthdays, European sovereigns, Queen's Ministers, and the Royal Household. Bound in black morocco, gilt, with onlaid blue morocco labels front and back. A.e.g. With matching slipcase. A superb copy, housed with a magnifying glass in a larger (3 3/4 by 3 inches) velvet-lined black morocco bookstyle box by Riviere. Crack to outer hinge of box, and small repaired crack to tortoise-shell frame of magnifier. (Spielmann 448; Bondy pp. 42, 165; Bromer/Edison pp. 94-97; Welsh 2659). (3/4 by 1/2; 20x13mm).

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        Findens' Tableaux or the Affections; A Series of Picturesque Illustrations or the Womanly Virtues. From paintings by W. Perring ... [With:] Findens' Tableaux: The Iris of Prose, Poetry, and Art, for MDCCCXL. Illustrated with Engravings by W. and E. Finden, from Paintings by J. Browne

      London: Charles Tilt, [1839; 1840]. 2 volumes, small folio. (14 1/2 x 10 7/8 inches). 24 hand-coloured engraved plates after Perring or Browne, engraved by Holl, Finden, Egleton, Freeman, Scriven, Hollis, Gibbs and others. Publisher's red (1839) and green (1840) morocco, covers elaborately tooled in gilt. Two issues of the rare hand-coloured deluxe edition of a noted English literary gift annual. Findens' Tableaux was issued between 1837 and 1844. A publisher's ad reveals that this work was issued in three forms: uncoloured on regular paper, uncoloured India proofs, or "a few copies with the plates beautifully coloured after the original Drawings." The hand-coloured deluxe issues, as here, are considerably more scarce than the others, making these among the most desirable of the illustrated English literary annuals of the 19th century.

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        A JOURNAL WRITTEN DURING AN EXCURSION IN ASIA MINOR

      London. 1839.. x,[1],347pp. plus folding map and twenty plates. Modern three-quarter calf and marbled boards, leather label. Minor foxing to plates, else very good. First edition. "The appearance of this journal excited such interest that the British Museum undertook three subsequent expeditions, under Fellows's direction. ... In February, 1838, he disembarked at Smyrna and began to explore the interior of the surrounding country. In Lycia, an area relatively unknown to European travellers, he discovered the ruins of cities which had existed prior to 300 B.C." - Blackmer. The British Museum subsequently removed numerous marbles from the area. BLACKMER 578.

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        Memoria sulla costruzione del piroscafo l?Imperatrice Maria Anna e suo collaudo nel viaggio da Venezia al Pireo. Con osservazioni e descrizioni di numerose navi militari e mercantili incontrate durante il viaggio.

      - Manoscritto in italiano su carta di mm. 280x230, datato Venezia, 15 maggio 1839, ma principalmente vergato nell?anno 1837 in elegante calligrafia professionale. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle, piatti ricoperti in carta marmorizzata. Ottima copia perfettamente conservata.Contenuti:a)

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        The Assabet". Autograph manuscript.

      N. p., 18. VII. 1839. - 4to. 2½ pp. on 2 ff. All 12 stanzas of his poem "The Assabet", which he also entered in his "Journal" (and dated 18 July 1839). Composed two days before Ellen Sewall's arrival, "The Assabet" was probably written with Ellen's brother Edmund in mind, though it seems entirely appropriate for Thoreau's time with Ellen during her visit, with its images of a boat trip. (The images are also an early re-working of Thoreau's 31 August-13 September 1839 Concord-Merrimack boat trip with his brother John, which he described in "A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers".) This is the actual poem Thoreau sent to Ellen Sewall in Scituate in the late summer of 1839. Interestingly, the present work constitutes the first poem Henry David Thoreau gave to Ellen Sewall. In 1840, Thoreau proposed to her, but Sewell's father, a Unitarian minister, disagreed with Thoreau's ideas of abolitionism and free thought and instructed his daughter to reject the offer. Thoreau never married. - "Up this pleasant stream let's row | For the livelong summer's day, | Sprinkling foam where'er we go, | In weather as white as driven snow; | Ply the oars, away! away! || Now we glide along the shore, | Plucking lillies as we go, | While the yellow sanded floor | Doggedly resists the oar, | Like some turtle, dull and slow. || Now we stem the middle tide, | Ploughing through the deepest soil, | Ridges pile on either side, | While we through the furrow glide, | Reaping bubbles for our toil. || Dew before and drought behind, | Onward all doth seem to fly, | Naught contents the eager mind, | Only rapids now are kind, | Forward are the earth and sky. || Sudden music strikes the ear | Leaking out from yonder bank | Fit such voyageurs to cheer - | Sure there must be fairies here, | Who have kindly played this prank [.]". - Marginal water staining and fraying repaired; full transcription available on request. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Le camp et la Cour de D. Carlos. Narration historique des événemens survenus dans les provinces du Nord depuis le moment ou Maroto prit le Commandement de l’Armée carliste, en 1838, jusqu’a l’entrée de D. Carlos en France en 1839, avec des documens justificatifs et des notes illustratives: precede de la Biographie de Maroto.

      - Bayonne, Edouard Maurin, 1839, 23 x 15 cm., hol., conserva cubiertas originales, 1 h. + XXII págs. + carta facsímil del General Maroto + 243 págs. (1ª edición muy rara. El autor era un inglés leal a D. Carlos. Esta obra consta de cuatro partes: Una relación de los hechos militares de Maroto. Sus actos particulares con un bosquejo interior del palacio de D. Carlos. La insurrección de Vera. El estado de las provincias del Norte al abandonar Maroto a los carlistas. En las ediciones españolas se suprimió la biografía de Maroto). CARLISMO

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        The Life of John Hunter, F.R.S

      Haswell, Barrington, and Haswell, 1839. Leather Bound. Very Good. Philadelphia, Haswell, Barrington, & Haswell, 1839. 8vo. 2 volumes bound as one. Quarter bound in contemporary calf-skin leather. Corners bound. Gilt lettering and borders along spine. Marbled boards. Tight binding and solid boards. Minor shelf wear. Rubbing to boards. Slight cracking to spine. Clean, unmarked pages with slight toning to edges. 6 plates at rear.<br><br>John Hunter FRS was a Scottish surgeon regarded as one of the most distinguished scientists and surgeons of his day. He was an early advocate of careful observation and scientific method in medicine. The Hunterian Society of London was named in his honour.<br><br>A well-preserved volume detailing the life and prestigious career of Hunter. Ships daily.

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

      London: Ackermann and Company, 1839. First edition. leather_bound. Orig. publisher&#39;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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        Autograph letter signed.

      Leipzig, 18. III. 1839. - 4to. 4 pp. on double leaf. To the Committee for this year's Lower Rhenish Music Festival in Dusseldorf. Mendelssohn, the 1839 Director of the Lower Rhenish Music Festival, writes to the festival's committee recommending the works to be included. "I hasten to answer, as the time is indeed approaching and is beginning to press. Against the march and chorus from the Ruins of Athens, which you are adding to the second day, it is only natural that I have nothing to object; I would suggest putting the piece right after the Eroica Symphony, where it would certainly have a good effect. But I wouldn't know what cantata by Bach to suggest for the second day as now programmed; I don't know any which would fit in as regards the time it needs and even more as regards style; if another piece needs to be selected, I would perhaps suggest the chorus by Haydn 'Des Staubes eitle Sorgen' but it seems enough to me, anyway. In 1833 with you and 1834 in Aachen, the program of the 2nd day was shorter than this; last year in Cologne it was at least no longer, and so I think: 1) Eroica Symph[ony], march and chorus by Beeth[oven], new hymn by Spohr. 2) Overture and Psalm -would be quite a sufficient program. To be sure, if Herr Rietz doesn't keep his promise, quite a substantial overture would have to be selected, to make the second part as interesting as possible. But this time the main thing for me would be if you could manage to have Alceste performed in the theater. You write of the difficulties with the chorus; they are indeed the biggest ones that can place themselves in its way, to my knowledge, but even if they couldn't be removed, I would prefer seeing Alceste performed with a very bad chorus a hundred times more than giving up the idea completely. First, in Alceste the main thing is Alceste herself, then Admet, then Hercules, and then only the chorus, and with a performance to be expected from Frl. von Fassmann and Tichatschek or Eichberger or some other outstanding Admet, the chorus recedes in any case into the background. Then there is the second question if it is impossible to improve the chorus? Couldn't 12-20 of the best chorus singers be brought in from Cologne and Aachen? I would with pleasure come a week earlier myself for this and hold separate rehearsals for the chorus every day to make this performance possible. Finally, several passages could and in such a case would have to be deleted, such as the ball in the second act and similar passages in which the chorus plays too much of a main part, and as I said, that would be that much more feasible as Alceste herself and her and Admet's suffering are definitely the main thing in the opera. As several of your members know, I already felt the urgent wish for something new in the course and sequence of the music festival last year, and I said so. My suggestions on this were perhaps not practical, but now, through this coincidence, the opportunity arises this time in Dusseldorf, at least, of giving the festival a new attraction of the kind I had in mind. If this music festival performs the Messiah on the first day, then the Beethoven symphony with a miscellaneous program, and finally a Gluck opera (and even if it is most inferior in execution and even if it has the worst chorus, but beautifully sung in the main roles and beautifully played by the orchestra), this would indeed be something new, as I wished, and because of that this music festival would be outstanding as compared to all the earlier ones. I would therefore very much wish that this plan, even if it be only the hope of it, be mentioned already in your first tentative announcements - how differently would the music festival appear because of it! In the interest of the public, too; in regard to the box office it would also make a palpable difference. Of course I assume that the performance would have to be considered in conjunction with both the others, and only those would receive tickets to the opera who had attended the music

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        Le Musée pour rire

      1839-1840. first edition. Welcome to the Museum for LaughsDisplaying 150 Hand-Colored Comic Lithographs,Including Forty-Five by Honoré Daumier and Forty-Two by Gavarni[DAUMIER, Honoré, Gavarni, and others, illustrators]. [ALHOY, Maurice, Louis Huart, and Ch[arles] Philipon, editors]. Le Musée pour rire. Dessins par tous les caricaturistes de Paris; Texte par MM. Maurice Alhoy, Louis Huart et Ch. Philipon. Paris: Chez Aubert, Editeur des Cent-et-Un Robert-Macaire, 1839-1840.Three quarto volumes (10 3/16 x 7 15/16 inches; 259 x 202 mm.). [2, half-title], [2, title], [200], [2, &#147;Table&#148;], [4, publisher&#146;s advertisements]; [2, half-title], [2, title], [200], [2, &#147;Table]; [2, half-title], [2, title], [200], [2, &#147;Table], [4, publisher&#146;s advertisements] pp. With 150 numbered hand-colored lithographs, with tissue guards, heightened with gum arabic by Honoré Daumier (forty-five), Gavarni (forty-two), Frédéric Bouchot (twenty-two), Victor Adam (ten), Plattier (seven), Benjamin [i.e. Benjamin Roubaud] (four), Bourdet (three), Pruche (three), Platel (two), Grandville (two), Edme-Jean Pigal (two), Alophe Menut (two), Charles Vernier (two), Charles-Joseph Traviès (one), and others.Publisher&#39;s original pictorial light blue boards, printed in black. The mildest of rubbing to spine ends and corners. An absolutely miraculous copy - certainly the finest extant.&#147;The house of Aubert was ingenious in marketing its products. Its lithographs&#133;were published one by one in periodicals like Le charivari and together in suites by the same artist without letterpress. Still a third form of publication was in albums made up of lithographs by several artists with accompanying texts. These collections most commonly took the form of volumes with the generic title Paris comique, which consisted of twenty colored lithographs accompanied by quite unrelated texts. Aubert remarked that the resulting hodgepodge had &#145;a plan that is easy to follow, for it consists in not having any,&#146; and in fact this was indeed a frugal procedure for reusing old texts and already published plates. The interest of the various volumes of Paris comique resides entirely in the lithographs they happen to contain. It can be considerable, however, since Daumier and Gavarni are the predominant artists. Le musée pour rire represents a more considerable effort on the part of Aubert. To accompany 150 lithographs, including forty-five by Daumier (among them twenty-seven from Croquis d&#146;expression[s] and eight from La galerie physionomique) and forty-two by Gavarni, new commentaries were commissioned on each plate, all except two by Alhoy and Huart. Daumier&#146;s lithographs were trimmed slightly, and their captions were relettered. The designs of the other artists were provided with decorative frames. The whole was then published in three handsome volumes, and in copies with expert contemporary coloring like this one, Le musée pour rire is among the freshest and most attractive of romantic illustrated books&#148; (Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book).Le Musée pour Rire &#147;contained 150 lithographs by Daumier, Gavarni, Bouchot, Traviès etc. These are re-impressions (some of them in mirror image), which had previously already been used for publication in Le Charivari. Most prints of the series &#145;Croquis d&#146;expressions&#146; are contained in the book. The name of the series is missing and the texts were printed in a different type than in the original Charivari version. We do not consider these prints original lithographies, but rather prints &#145;after Daumier&#146;&#148; (The Daumier Register). Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, 164.

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        Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa: performed in the years 1795, 1796, and 1797. With an account of a subsequent mission to that country in 1805. To which is added an account of the life of Mr. Park

      London:: T. Allman. 1839. hardcover. 1. 16mo. 125 x 80 mm. lx, 330, [2 ads.] pp. Frontis., plates. Original full dark green gilt-stamped morocco, a.e.g.; spine head and hinges mended. Early inscription dated 1844. Fine. . Fore-edge painting by Clare Brooksbank, signed with her initials on the painting. The scene is taken from the plate facing p. 313 &#147;Escapes from three lions.&#148; Page 314 text: &#147;We had not proceeded an hundred yards farther, when coming to an opening in the bushed, I was not a little surprised to see three lions coming towards us. They were not so red as the lion I formerly saw in Bambarra, but of a dusky color, like the colour of an ass. They were very large, and came bounding over the long grass, not one after another, but all abreast of each other. I was afraid, and if I allowed them to come too near us, and my piece should miss fire, that we should be all devoured by them....&#148;

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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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        Niagara Falls [Tab. 39]

      Paris, Coblenz and London: [1839-1842]. Aquatint engraving by Lucas Weber after Bodmer, proof on india paper mounted, blindstamp, issue with no date at end of English imprint. Some light soiling, trimmed to within plate mark. 16 1/8 x 21 1/4 inches. A rare India proof of one of the greatest landscape images to result from the Bodmer and Prince Maximilian&#39;s expedition to America&#39;s "Interior Parts." Bodmer saw the Falls for the first time on June 28, 1834 and was clearly inspired by the scenic splendor of one of the great natural wonders of the world. The travelers had reached the Falls towards the end of their expedition. Leaving Vincennes, Indiana, on about June 11th, they had traveled east, arriving on the Ohio opposite Louisville, Kentucky. Here they took ship for Cincinnati and Portsmouth following the route of the Ohio Canal along the Scioto River north to Cleveland on Lake Erie. From there they took a steamboat to Buffalo, New York. Niagara Falls remained a favorite subject of artists throughout the first half of the nineteenth century, but the present representation is arguably the finest to appear in print. Karl Bodmer&#39;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&#39;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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        Une larme du diable

      - Paris, Desessart, 1839. In-8, (4)-376 p., demi-basane vert bouteille, dos orné, tranches mouchetées (coiffe un peu frottée, quelques rousseurs). Ex-libris : Michel Marie de Momereu, Bibliothèque du Château du Héron. Edition originale (mention fictive de 2e édition), bel exemplaire. * Clouzot, 126. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). Langue : Français

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        Travels in North America During the Years 1834, 1835, & 1836. Including a Summer Residence with the Pawnee Tribe of Indians, in the Remote Prairies of the Missouri, a Visit to Cuba and the Azore Islands. In Two Volumes

      London: Richard Bentley 1839, 1st edition in two volumes. (Hardcover) xi,372;xvi,473pp. Very good, no dust jacket. Octavo in two volumes. Two tinted lithograph plates (frontispiece in ea volume). Bound in original cloth with some scattered foxing. Wagner 77:1. Notable for the his early description of the Pawnees before they were decimated by smallpox. Howes considers the work to be the "best account of the Pawnees while yet uncontaminated by whites."..

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        Voyages et Aventures de LaperouseÖ

      Tours,: Mame, 1839.. Small octavo, engraved title, frontispiece and two other plates; a few spots but an attractive copy in an early dark roan prize binding embossed in blind and gilt, bookplates removed from the endpapers. Attractive copy of the rare first edition of this early children's book relating the voyages and adventures of La PÈrouse.The three plates and the vignette on the engraved title-page are by Gouget, and are striking examples of reducing the essential details of larger format scenes to this smaller size. The frontispiece shows the infamous loss of the cutter in the tidal current at the Port des FranÁais (now Lituya Bay, Alaska), the second plate shows the French officers being greeted by the Spanish missionaries of Monterey, and the third is a graphic scene of the death of Captain Langle and eleven sailors at the Samoan island Maouna. The vignette shows the monument to La PÈrouse that was erected on Vanikoro by Dumont d'Urville in 1828.Ferguson initially recorded only an 1844 edition of this work (see 3931), but copies of this scarce first edition are now known in the Mitchell Library and the National Library of Australia. However, while later editions appear to be reasonably common, this genuine first is scarce.Ferguson, 3931 (1844 edition); not in Forbes.

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        Sketches by Boz

      Chapman and Hall, London 1839 - First bound edition, sketches by George Cruikshank. Originally published in two series/three volumes, ¿Chapman and Hall obtained the copyright of Sketches in 1837, they published all of them in twenty monthly parts from November 1837 through June 1839. Cruikshank designed a cover, enlarged the plates¿and created 13 new illustrations for these monthly parts. In May 1839, Chapman and Hall published these parts complete in one volume with all 40 of Cruikshank¿s illustrations¿ (Walter E. Smith, Charles Dickens in the Original Cloth), hence the ¿New Edition¿ referred to on the title page. Half title page has the ¿Vote for Spruggins¿ illustration, full page drawing before title page has crowd waving to two gentlemen in a balloon, indicative of first ¿one volume¿ edition published. First issue point present on page 526 of ¿reeledbefore¿ without space between, title page shows publisher¿s name and address (186 Strand). All 40 illustrations present, but are heavily toned, not affecting the text. Volume appears to have been rebound, ¿Bound by Bolton, Knightsbridge¿ stamp on rear pastedown page. Half bound in navy leather with marbled boards, endpapers, and edges. Five raised bands on leather spine, compartments 1, 3, 4, and 5 with gilt decorations, compartment 2 red leather label with title in gilt, compartment 6 gilt device of the head of a double-horned animal. PO armorial bookplate on front pastedown endpaper. Volume recently had some restoration work done by a conservation expert, see seller for details. Boards lightly rubbed, endpapers in excellent condition. Text block is tight and square, pages other than illustration pages just beginning to tone, minimal scattered foxing, one very small one-quarter inch tear to top of pg. 157. Overall a near fine copy, but grading VG due to conservation work having been done and toning to illustration pages. Due to value of this volume, additional postage will apply. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        CHILI, PARAGUAY, URUGUAY, BUENOS-AYRES,

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

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        OLIVER TWIST. With Illustrations.

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

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

      London:: Smith Elder,. 1839.. An exceedingly rare map, unbound (on thin paper, without folds) with original outline color. From Forbes&#39; &#39;History of Upper and Lower California&#39;. With insets of the Port of S. Gabriel or S. Pedro; Sketch of Port Bodega; Harbour of San Francisco; Sketch of Puerto de S. Diego; Sketch of Monterrey Harbour; and Sketch of S. Barbara Harbour. Image size: 19 3/4 x 14 1/2. Paper size: 22 5/8 x 16 7/8". Very good.

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        The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

      London - Edward Moxon, 1839 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley with an engraved portrait of Percy Bysshe Shelley to frontispiece to first volume. Edited by his wife Mary Shelley. First edition thus. First collected edition. In four volumes complete. This edition of Mrs. Shelley&#39;s was supposed, when published, to be definitive. That she did not edit one earlier was due to the promised exacted by Sir Timothy Shelley that she would not try to bring his son&#39;s name into public notice during his own lifetime. The present edition was published with Sir Timothy&#39;s permission on condition that it should contain no memoir of the poet, a condition which was partially overcome by the addition of copious notes. Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 - 1822) was one of the major English Romantic poets and is critically regarded as among the finest lyric poets in the English language. Shelley was famous for his association with John Keats and Lord Byron. Mary Shelley (ne Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin 1797 - 1851) was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus (1818). She also edited and promoted the works of her husband, the Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley. Previous owner&#39;s bookplate to front pastedown to volume one and previous owner&#39;s postcard with a portrait of Shelley as a boy inserted to volume one. Condition: Rebound in cloth. Externally, in excellent condition but with slight bumping to extremities and the odd slight mark to boards. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean throughout but with slight foxing to frontispiece and the odd spot and handling mark throughout. Overall: NEAR FINE.

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        THE PRESENT STATE OF THE PRESENT STATE OF THE TURKISH EMPIRE

      John Ollivier, London 1839 - "Translated with notes and observations of the relations of England with Turkey and Russia"; pp. lxxx, 341(i blank), 2 pages adverts, folding engraved map. Original publisher's black cloth binding with gilt lettering to the spine, and blind stamped decoration to the boards, very good with a little general wear and slight rubbing to extremities, expertly and inconspicuously rebacked, small rubbed area to the base of the spine, otherwise the spine is very good and not faded. Contents clean and tight, original yellow end papers, the front one with a contemporary signature of Smith (probably not the Author) and a very small rubbed area, no other marks or inscriptions, folding map very good and without tears. A very good tight copy. [Blackmer 1081] The English edition of Marmont's account of his travels. Smith, who was anti-Russian, contributes copious additions and notes to Marmont's arguments. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

      Leipzig: A.R. Friese. [June 1839]. Published together with: & - Schubert, Franz. Chor der Engel, aus Göthe&#39;s Faust für Sopran, Alt, Tenor u. Bass;& & - Weber, Carl Maria von. Erstes Werk: Sechs Fugetten [Op. 1] im eilsten Jahre componirt;& & - Sechter, Simon. Studien für Orgel oder Clavier.& & [1] (collective title with central decorative vignette), [2] (blank), 3 (Beethoven song, with "Zur erinnerung an den schnellen unverhofften Tod unsers Krumpholz am 3. Mai 1817" to head and a printed note stating that the autograph of the song is in the collection of A[]loys] Fuchs in Vienna at foot), 4-6 (Schubert song, with "Componirt in June 1816" to head of page 4), 7-8 (Weber VI Fugetten, with dedication to the composer&#39;s brother Edmund von Weber at head and "Der Bass ist offenbar falsch. Man lese wie in No. 3. R.S.," i.e. Robert Schumann, to foot), 9-11 (Sechter Studien, with "Contrapunctische Studien" at head of page 9) pp. Engraved throughout. & & Folio. Unbound. & & Slightly worn and soiled; central vertical crease; small oval embossed stamp "Kottenbach" to most leaves with small rectangular label to verso of title; identification in red ink to each piece. . First Edition of the Beethoven song. Kinsky WoO104. Hoboken 3, 678. A separate issue in the series Sammlung von Musikstücken alter und neuer Zeit als Zulage zur neuen Zeitschrift für Musik, Heft VI, Juni 1839, published as a supplement to the Neue Zeitschrift für Musik edited by Robert Schumann. & & First Edition of the Schubert song. Deutsch 440.

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        Assiniboin Indians [Tab. 32]

      Paris, Coblenz and London: [1839-42]. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by Geoffroy after Bodmer, blindstamp. Three small tears to upper blank margin not affecting plate area. 20 x 14 1/4 inches. 24 11/16 x 17 5/8 inches. Bird&#39;s-eye maple with gold liner. 35 1/4 x 27 3/4 inches. A fine full- length double-portrait composed by Bodmer from individual portraits executed at Fort Union in June of 1833. The figure in the foreground is Pitätapiú, a young warrior and member of the Stone band with his hair ornamented with two small shells. On his left arm is a rawhide shield, painted and with an amulet attached to assure success on horse raids. A riding whip with a wooden handle hangs from a fur loop around his wrist. In his right hand he holds a combination bow/lance that was probably only for ceremonial purposes. The name of the figure in the background is not known, but it is recorded that he was initially very solemn until Bodmer&#39;s music box made him laugh. His quilted and beaded shirt is fringed with leather rather than the more usual hair. He cradles a much-prized trade flintlock in the crook of his left arm. Karl Bodmer&#39;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&#39;s servant and hunting companion), their travels in North America were to last from 1832 to 1834. Well-armed with information and advice, the party finally left St.Louis, on the most important stage of their travels, aboard the steamer Yellow Stone on April 10 1833. They proceeded up the treacherous Missouri River along the line of forts established by the American Fur Company. At Bellevue they encountered their first Indians, then went on to make contact with the Sioux tribe, learning of and recording their little known ceremonial dances and powerful pride and dignity. Transferring from the Yellow Stone to another steamer, the Assiniboin, they continued to Fort Clark, visiting there the Mandan, Mintari and Crow tribes, then the Assiniboins at Fort Union, the main base of the American Fur Company. On a necessarily much smaller vessel they journeyed through the extraordinary geological scenery of that section of the Missouri to Fort Mackenzie in Montana, establishing a cautious friendship with the fearsome Blackfeet. From this, the westernmost point reached, it was considered too dangerous to continue and the return journey downstream began. The winter brought its own difficulties and discomforts, but Bodmer was still able to execute numerous studies of villages, dances and especially the people, who were often both intrigued and delighted by his work. The portraits are particularly notable for their capturing of individual personalities, as well as forming a primary account of what were to become virtually lost cultures. Graff 4648; Howes M443a; Pilling 2521; Sabin 47014; Wagner-Camp 76:1.

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        History of Long Island : Containing an Account of the Discovery and Settlement, with Other Important and Interesting Matters to the Present Time

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

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        The Life and Services of Horatio, Viscount Nelson, &#133;

      London: Fisher, Son, & Co.,, [1839-40]. from His Lordship&#39;s Manuscripts. 3 volumes, octavo (221 × 137 mm). Contemporary tree calf, spines elaborately gilt-tooled in compartments with black bands, sides bordered with a foliate gilt roll, marbled endpapers, red speckled edges. Engraved portrait frontispiece and vignette half-title to each, 31 other engraved plates in all, folding plan. The portrait of St. Vincent, called for in volume III, is instead present in volume II. Spines and extremities rubbed, joints starting, ink gift inscriptions to the versos of the vignette half-titles with some throughsetting of the ink, occasional light spotting around the plates. A good set, attractively bound. Second complete edition, preceded by the 1809 first edition in 2 weighty folio volumes, and a much abridged single octavo edition in 1810; this second complete edition was more practicable than the first, and originally issued in 7 parts to be bound, as here, in 3. Described as "one of the main foundation stones of the Nelson legend" (Wilson, "Nelson Apotheosised" in Cannadine (ed.), Admiral Lord Nelson). This edition includes three appendices published for the first time; the recollections of Tom Allen, Nelson&#39;s naval servant; and memoirs of Thomas Masterman Hardy, Nelson&#39;s flag captain and the dedicatee of this biography; and Lord Collingwood, the "noble fellow" who succeeded Nelson after his death at Trafalgar. A desirable set in a handsome Regency binding.

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        Napoli

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

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

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

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        Fisher&#39;s Illustrations of Constantinople and its Environs / Constantinople and the scenery of the seven churches of Asia Minor

      London and Paris: Fisher, Son & Co., [1839]. First edition. Hardcover. Good. Thomas Allom. Fisher&#39;s illustrated Constantinople is a prime example of illustrated travel books of this era. This , the first series, has 48 tissue guarded steel engraved plates, including the frontispiece, vignette title and map of Constantinople - collated and complete. NOTE - the contents only calls up 47 plates, but this volume seems to have an additional one [Ancient archway and cavern of the Balkan mountains] that is not referenced. Maroon leather binding with a very fancy blind embossed pattern to both boards and the backstrip. This book has been rebound in leather with the original leather overlaid. The only loss to the original leather is at the top / tail of the backstrip and along the backstrip edges. Corners / edges worn. Replacement endpapers. Some brown spotting throughout, more prominant towards beginning and end of book. aeg. 28x23 cm. Allom was an architect and topographical illustrator and founder member of RIBA. Known for his meticulous work this, together with his architecural origins, are quite apparent in this work. [Houfe] The engravings herein are truly atmospheric and accomplished, taking in the &#39;humdrum&#39; of every day life, such as in the village of Babec, to the majesty of some of the building interiors such as the Mosque in Santa Sophia to the truly impressive views such as Constantinople seen from the Golden Horn. It is truly fascinating.

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        The Silurian System, Founded on Geological Researches

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

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

      [Mexico. April 22, 1839].. Broadside, 8 x 12 inches. Faint fold lines. Quite clean. Very good. "Establishes the Department of New Mexico as separate &#39;Commendancia General,&#39; it being particularly liable to Indian incursion and depredation" - Eberstadt. An important decree for the protection of the lucrative Santa Fe and Taos trade, issued while Santa Anna was serving as acting president of Mexico. Quite rare. Not on OCLC. EBERSTADT 163:406. HANDBOOK OF TEXAS 5, pp.881-82.

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        ALGIC RESEARCHES, comprising inquiries respecting the mental characteristics of the North American Indians. First Series. Indian Tales and Legends. In two volumes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Scrapbook featuring well-rendered original drawings of famous figures and places

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

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        Drawings of the London and Birmingham Railway

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

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        CORRESPONDENCE RELATING TO PERSIA AND AFGHANISTAN

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

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        The Thousand and One Nights,

      London: Charles Knight and Co., , 1839-41. Commonly Called, In England, The Arabian Nights&#39; Entertainments. A New Translation from the Arabic, with Copious Notes by Edward William Lane. Illustrated by Many Hundred Engravings on Wood, From Original Designs by William Harvey. In Three Volumes. 3 volumes, octavo (242 × 150 mm). Contemporary tan calf, red and brown morocco labels, elaborate decoration to spines in compartments separated by raised bands, twin rule to boards with cornerpieces, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Engravings throughout. An excellent set. First edition of Lane&#39;s translation. An attractive library set.

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        The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. With 39 illustrations by Phiz and portrait

      Chapman and Hall, London, 1839,, 1839. First Edition. First Issue. 8vo. Contemporary half brown morocco over marbled boards, slightly rubbed and scuffed with some sunning to spine. Strong and handsome. Some foxing/browning as usual else a very good, handsome copy (Dickens plates are notorious for early browning). Dickens&#39; comic novel centres around the exploits of Nicholas Nickleby, a young man who must support his mother and sister after his father dies. The tone of the work is burlesque, with Dickens usual snipe at social injustice. Many memorable characters are introduced, including Nicholas&#39; malevolent uncle Ralph, playing the role of an antagonist, who thinks Nicholas will never amount to anything, and the villainous Wackford Squeers, who operates a squalid boarding school at which Nicholas temporarily serves as a tutor.

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        THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF NICHOLAS NICKLEBY

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

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        The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. With Illustrations by Phiz

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

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        EXCURSIONS IN THE INTERIOR OF RUSSIA;

      London, Henry Colburn, 1839.. including sketches of the character and policy of the Emperor Nicholas, scenes in St. Petersburg, &c. &c. 2 volumes, complete set, FIRST EDITION, 1839. 8vo, 230 x 140 mm, 9¼ x 5½ inches, lithograph portrait frontispiece on india paper to each volume, pages xix, (5), 500; xiii, (3), 544 including index, bound in original publisher&#39;s blind stamped fine ribbed cloth, gilt lettering to spine, pale yellow endpapers. Spines faded (gilt bright), tiny nick to middle of spine on Volume II, head and tail of spines slightly creased and slightly worn with minute nicks to cloth, corners slightly worn and slightly bumped, name on front endpapers, private library stamp on front pastedowns and on reverse of title pages, small closed tear and slight creasing to front endpaper in Volume I, small corner crease to frontispiece in Volume I, not affecting image, very faint foxing to frontispieces, contents clean and bright, binding tight and firm. A good copy of a scarce travel book. The work consists of the narrative of a short visit to Russia, during the autumn of 1836, in the course of a general tour through Europe. Some chapter headings: Cronstadt, its fortifications and commerce; First impressions among the splendours of the Russian capital; Glance at the monuments, churches, and statistics of St Petersburg; Scenes among the people - beards, dress and manners; Cruelty with which the lower orders are treated - their food; Scenes in the fish-barges - baths - bazaars, and marriage market; The Higher classes - their incomes and munificence; National dishes; The Emperor (10 chapters); From Novgorod-Veliki to Moscow; Moscow and its Kremlin; The Exiles of Siberia; Sketches of Life in Moscow; Eastern Russia; From Vladimir to Nishnei-Novgorod; Cross-cut through the old country of the Tartars; A Visit to Toula, the Birmingham of Russia; The Ukraine (3 chapters); The Steppes; The Dismal borders of the Black Sea; Odessa. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        L&#39;Universo o Storia e descrizione di tutti i populi, loro religioni, costumi, usanze, ec. Sicilia

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

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

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

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

      1 Paternoster Row, London : John Van Vorst, 1839. "The Natural History of the Sperm Whale: Its Anatomy and Physiology - Food - Spermaceti - Ambergris - Rise and Progress of the Fishery - Chase and Capture - "Cutting In" and "Trying Out" - Descriptions of the Ships, Boats, Men, and Instruments Used in the Attack; with an Account of the Favourite Places of Resort. To Which is added, a Sketch of a South Sea Whaling Voyage; Embracing a Description of the Extent, As well as the Adventures and Accidents that Occurred During the Voyage in which the Author has Personally Engaged." Three quarters leather with gilt tiles over brown cloth covers. vi, [7]-12, 393 p, frontis plus 2 additional plates, one with tissue guard. Very nice condition: a little rubbing to leather on covers, small mark on back cover, a very few ages spots, almost entirely confined to endpapers. Stuckdowns and outer side of first and last free endpaper are in light purple paper, suggesting that the copy has been rebacked at some point. Extensive photographs available. Herman Melville acquired a copy of Beale&#39;s book in 1850 and used it as a source book for his novel Moby Dick, which was completed in 1951. This is the second edition of Beale&#39;s work, the first edition being a much shorter version (58 pages) without the section on the whaling voyage.. Three-Quarter Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        The Phantom Ship

      London - Henry Colburn, 1839 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A very scarce complete set of The Phantom Ship,a Gothic novel by Frederick Marryat which explores the legend of the Flying Dutchman and, in one chapter, features a werewolf. In three volumes complete with half title to volume one as called for. First edition in book form. The novel was originally serialised in The New Monthly Magazine beginning in March 1837 and ending in August 1839. The plot concerns the quest of Philip Vanderdecken of Terneuzenin Holland to save his father - who has been doomed to sail for eternity as Captain of the Phantom Ship, after he made a rash oath to heaven and slew one of the crew whilst attempting to sail round the Cape of Good Hope. Philip sails around the world in a number of ships, in the employ of the Dutch East India Company, so that he can redeem his father by presenting him with the relic of the Holy Cross he wears round his neck. His quest, however, brings him into conflict with earthly and unearthly powers as the sight of the Flying Dutchman brings doom to all who encounter her. Captain Frederick Marryat (1792 - 1848) was an English Royal Navy officer, novelist, and a contemporary and acquaintance of Charles Dickens, noted today as an early pioneer of the sea story. He is now known particularly for the semi-autobiographical novel Mr Midshipman Easy and his children&#39;s novel The Children of the New Forest, and for a widely used system of maritime flag signalling, known as Marryat&#39;s Code. Bookplates by two previous owner&#39;s to front pastedown and front free endpapers to all volumes. Condition: In half calf bindings. Externally, sound but with some wear to extremities, slight loss to head and tails of spines, rubbing and marksto boards. Joints starting slightly. Bright but with slight scattered foxing in places and handling marks. Slight chipping in places where unopened pages have been opened, marginal loss to page 139 of volume two, not affecting text and the odd slight closed tear. Overall: GOOD.

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        The Phantom Ship. In three volumes

      London - Henry Colburn, 1839 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce first edition set of Marryat&#39;s famous sea story, in fine bindings. First Edition. Complete in three volumes. Captain Frederick Marryat (10 July 1792 9 August 1848) was an English Royal Navy officer, novelist, and a contemporary and acquaintance of Charles Dickens, noted today as an early pioneer of the sea story. He is now known particularly for the semi-autobiographical novel Mr Midshipman Easy and his children&#39;s novel The Children of the New Forest, and for a widely used system of maritime flag signalling, known as Marryat&#39;s Code. The Phantom Ship (1839) explores the legend of the Flying Dutchman. The plot concerns the quest of Philip Vanderdecken of Terneuzen in Holland to save his father, who has been doomed to sail for eternity as Captain of the Phantom Ship after he made a rash oath to heaven and slew one of the crew whilst attempting to sail round the Cape of Good Hope. Philip sails around the world in a number of ships in the employ of the Dutch East India Company, so that he can redeem his father by presenting him with the relic of the Holy Cross he wears round his neck. His quest, however, brings him into conflict with earthly and unearthly powers as the sight of the Flying Dutchman brings doom to all who encounter her. One chapter concerning a werewolf has often been excerpted in anthologies of supernatural fiction as The White Wolf of the Hartz Mountains. The novel was originally serialised in The New Monthly Magazine beginning in March 1837 and ending in August 1839. Condition: Rebound in half leather with marbled boards. Externally, lovely condition with just some slight sunning to the spines. Internally, firmly bound. Light foxing throughout. Marginal tidemarks to several pages, prominent to volume I. Faded stamp to the titlepage of volume I. The last page of volume I is missing. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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