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        Operations on the club-feet (pp.153-159, 4 Figs.).

      Boston Med. Surg. J., 21/10. - Boston, Wednesday, October 16, 1839, 8, 153-168, 1 lith. Taf., feiner Halbleinenband. First Edition! John Ball Brown (1784-1862) was the first surgeon in the United States to specialize in orthopaedics, founding the Orthopaedic Infirmary of the City of Boston (soon renamed the Boston Orthopaedic Institution) in 1838. Brown was the first in New England to popularize tenotomie for club-feet". Garrison & Morton No.4322.2

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        Exposición del ex - Ministro que la suscribe sobre las diferencias con Francia

      Impreso por Ignacio Cumplido, México 1839 - "Documentos cruciales sobre las malas relaciones entre Francia y México" - El autor fue Ministro de Relaciones Exteriores y también Ministro Plenipotenciario de México durante los sucesos que condujeron a la guerra comenzada por los franceses. Cuevas fue un testigo privilegiado de todos los eventos políticos, acuerdos y desacuerdos que llevaron a estos dos países a derramar sangre en pos de objetivos no siempre claros por parte de Francia. Exhaustiva descripción de la situación política reinante con transcripción de documentos imprescindibles para comprender estos desgraciados enfrentamientos que culminaron décadas después con la ejecución del Emperador Maximiliano. Crucial documents regarding the poor relations between France and Mexico. 8vo; wrappers. The author was Minister of Foreign Relations and also Minister Plenipotentiary of Mexico during the events that led to the war begun by the French. Cuevas was a privileged witness of all of the political events, accords and disagreements that brought these two countries to shed blood over objectives that were not always clear on France s part. 60 pp páginas [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Chronik von Berlin von der Entstehung der Stadt an bis heute. Erster - dritter Band (komplett).

      Berlin : Ferdinand Rubach, 1839 - 1841. - XIV, 401 S. : Mit 22 Tafeln ; 525 S. Mit 12 (von 13) Tafeln [Frontispiz fehlt]; VI, 442 S. : Mit 11 Tafeln ; Band 1: Von Entstehung der Stadt bis zum Regierungsabschlusse des Königs Friedrichs des Ersten. / Band 2: Berlin unter König Friedrich Wilhelm dem Ersten. / Band 3: Berlin unter der Regierung Friedrichs des Großen. // ZUSTAND: Einbände leicht bestoßen, an Rändern und Kanten abgeschabt, Lederrücken etwas spröde, Vorsätze etwas braunrandig (ehem. Umschlag?), innen sauber, kräftiger Druck, keine Anmerkungen oder Anstreichungen, nur sehr vereinzelte Flecken, altersbedingt etwas gebräunt. Schnitt Bd. 1 etwas fleckig, eine der Falttafeln in Bd. 2 mit Bleichstift-Kritzelei. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 3500 22x13,5 cm ; grüner Org.-Halbleder mit Lederecken und goldfarb. Rückentitel sowie dezenter Rückenornamentik [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Chronik von Berlin von Entstehung der Stadt an bis heute. 3 Bände in 2 Bänden gebunden. Von der Entstehung der Stadt bis zum Regierungsabschlusse des Königs Friedrichs des Ersten / Berlin unter König Friedrich Wilhelm dem Ersten / Berlin unter der Regierung Friedrichs des Großen.

      Berlin Rubach 1839-1841 8°, XIV, 401, 525 (recte 554 S.) 416 von 442 S., marmorierte Halblederbände der Zeit, die Rücken mit dekorativer Goldprägung. Mit insgesamt 44 (von 46 angegebenen) lithographierten, tlw. gefalteten Tafeln. Motive der Tafeln: Berlin im Jahr 1688 nach einer Gravur von A. Schweder / Albrecht der Bär / Markgraf Waldemar / Markgraf Ludwig der Ältere / Kaiser Karl IV. / Statuen auf dem Wilhelmsplatz / Parthie Unter den Linden im Jahre 1745 / die Linden-Allee im Jahre 1690 / das Universitätsgebäude / die lange Brücke und das Schloß im Jahre 1690 / die Tabaksgesellschaft Friedrichs I. / der Schloßplatz im Jahre 1690 / die Königliche Akademie der Künste und die Lindenpromenade / die Gertraudenkirche im Jahre 1690 / die Spandauer Straße / der Lustgarten / die Brüder Straße / die feierliche Ertheilung des schwarzen Adlerordens am 19. Januar 1703 / das Leipziger Thor / das ehemalige königliche Schloss und Dom-Kirche in Berlin / der churfürstliche Lustgarten und die Schlossfreyheit / die Petrikirche / Berlin vom Schiffsbauer Damm aus gesehen i. J. 1717 / Leopold Fürst zu Anhalt / Ansicht des Stadttheils von Berlin unweit des Spandauerer Thores nach dem Zerspringen des Pulverthurms , im Jahre 1720 / Verbrüderung der Könige Friedrich Wilhelm I. von Preussen und August II. von Polen im Jahre 1728 / der Grenadier Schwerid Redivanoff aus Moskau / das Innere der St.-Nicolai-Kirche / Monbijou im Jahre 1732 mit zwei kleinen Nebenzeichnungen / Statue König Friedrich I. / neue königliche Bibliothek vom Jahre1775 / das königliche Kadettenhaus in Berlin, Palais des Markgrf. von Schwedt auf der Dorotheenstadt / Ansicht auf den ehemaligen Weiden-Damm / Prospect nach den Linden im Jahre 1741 / Ansicht des Königlichen Invaliden Hauses zu Berlin / Palais des Prinzen Heinrich / das Zeughaus / das Faltzische Epitaphium / Brandstätte der Petri Kircheim Jahre 1730 / Grundriss und alphabetisches Verzeichnis der Straßen Berlin 1742 / Jacob Paul Freiherr von Gundling / Ansicht des Großen Friedrichs Hospital und Waisenhauses zu Berlin / Palais der Prinzessin Amalie / Abriß der Neuen Kirche am Gendarmen Markt. Die Lithographien sind von der Lithographischen Anstalt H. Delius. Ecken und Kanten der Einbände tlw. beschabt, Blätter und Tafeln braunfleckig, bei Band 3 fehlt das Titelblatt sowie das Vorwort und die letzten Seiten (S. 417-442), sowie 2 Tafeln. Versand D: 6,90 EUR Stadtgeschichte

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        Des Idées Napoléoniennes.

      1839 - First edition. Tall 8vo., full 19th century calf gilt, re-backed using the original gilt spine, red morocco title label lettered in gilt, signed John Ollivier, with his printed ticket. London, Henri Colburn. A presentation copy, inscribed on the half title page 'A Madame la Comtesse Guccioli de la part de l'auteur Napoléon Louis B'. Published in France in the same year, an attempt at a philosophical justification of the seizure of power by a potential dictator. Teresa,Contessa Guccioli, was for three yearsthe mistress of Lord Byron, on whom she published a memoir in 1868. On meeting the young Teresa Byron wrote to a friend ?What shall I do? I am in love, and tired of promiscuous concubinage, and have now an opportunity of settling for life? On her second visit to England, in 1839, she stayed with Lady Blessington, at whose home she met Louis Napoléon, when this gift was probably made. Louis Napoléon Bonaparte, the nephew of Napoléon Bonaparte, is most widely known as Napoléon III, after his adoption in 1852 of the title Emperor Napoléon III, a self promotion from President of France, which he became in 1848, in a landslide election victory. Perhaps his most enduring legacy was the rebuilding of Paris, demolishing most of the mediaeval streets in favour of wide boulevards, said by many to be a safeguard against the building of barricades by revolutionaries, assuring the army a wider angle of fire, and perhaps partly as a result of his time in London, whose mediaeval streets had long since gone. Frequent pencil under and side-linings to the text, endpapers foxed, the inscription offset, covers rubbed and stained. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres Complètes. Traduction nouvelle avec le texte grec en regard, collationnée sur les manuscrits et toutes les éditions

      Paris, J.B. Bailliere, 1839-1861, 8, ca. 5600 pp., 10 feine Halbledereinband d.Zt. ExBiblExp., verschiedene Stempel, leicht fleckig, sehr gutes Exemplar. First edition of Émile Maximilien Paul Littré (1801-1881) scholaraly bilingual (Greek and French) edition of the Hippocratic corpus the above bilingual edition was the result of 22 years of continuous labor."Garrison & Morton, No. 13

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        Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Paul Cuffee, A Pequot Indian: During Thirty Years Spent at Sea, and in Traveling in Foreign Lands

      Vernon, [New York]: Printed by Horace N. Bill, 1839. Very Good. First edition. Octavo. 21pp. Stitched to contemporary pink wrappers. Some chipping on front wrap, small corner of title page chipped, light stain at the bottom of the pages not affecting any text, else a nice, very good copy. Narrative of Paul Cuffee, the son of a famous sea captain, abolitionist, and African colonizer of the same name. He was of mixed Ashanti African and Wampanoag (not Pequot) Indian descent. The author accompanied his father on a voyage in 1813 when he joined the whaler Atlas as a 12-year-old harpooner. The ship was seized by the English and Cuffee was held in Jamaica for eight months. He eventually escaped and spent the next decades aboard a number of whalers, visiting Brazil, the Azores, Peru, and the Society Islands. The Narrative "is one of the scarcest and most sought after of all accounts of the American whale-fishery" (Howgego).

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        Smith's Atlas, Designed To Accompany The Geography By R. C. Smith, A. M.

      Hartford: John Paine 1839, 1844. 2nd Edition . Soft cover. Good. Unstated Second Edition, 1844. 22 Plates, With Maps Numbered I-Xxx; All Copyright 1839 Except Extra Map 13 Of Michigan And Wisconsin, Which The Rear Cover Explains Were Added In September 1844, And Changes Made To Front And Rear Covers From The 1839 Edition. Covers Are The Original Salmon Colored Paper Printed In Black Mounted On The Original Heavier Card Covers With Original Brown Tape Spine; No Repairs, An Unsophisticated Example. Some Wear And Light Soiling To Covers, Light Chipping To Corners Of Salmon Paper Without Loss Of Lettering Or Design And Underlying Crd Cover Intact. All Maps With Light Foxing But Complete, Intact, No Tears Or Chips Or Marks. Original Cord Binding Also Intact.Map Of The World At Front Codes Areas By State Of Society (Barbarous / Half-Civilized / Civilized / Enlightened, But Don't Look), Religion (Protestant / Roman Catholic / Greek Church / Mohometanism / Paganism, But Don't Look), Races (European/ Asiatic / Indian / African / Malay, But Don't Look), Government (Limited Monarchy / Absolute Monarchy / Republic / Viceroy / Independent Chiefs, No Code For Sociopathic Dictatorship). Double Page Map Of The Southern States. Texas Includes All Land To The Rio Grande, North To Santa Fe And Then Continues North Almost To The Platte River. Iowa And Wisconsin Continue3.. To The Canadian Border

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        Voyage en Italie

      Ernest Bourdin 1839 - - Ernest Bourdin, Paris 1839, Grd. in-8 (16,5x26cm), 342pp., relié. - Edition originale illustrée d'une grande vignette de titre sur bois, un frohntipice et 14 planches hors-texte sur acier et papier fort, avec les serpentes. Gravures fines anglaises par Harding, Prout et Bartlett. Reliure en pleine basane rouge d'époque signée Rivage. Dos lisse ornée d'une composition en long de fers floraux et rocailles. Plat frappés à froid d'une grande plaque ornementale avec rinceaux, oiseaux, et masque, avec une pièce centrale nue ; encadrements dorés et à froid. Tranches dorées. Riche frise intérieure. Traces de frottements. Dédicace inséré par erreur du relieur dans l'introduction, sans conséquence. Très bel exemplaire, frais dans l'ensemble. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition illustrated with a large vignette of title on wood and 14 boards inset on steel Binding in full red antique shade signed Rivage. Smooth back decorated with a composition in long floral irons and rocailles. Flat cold-stripped of a large ornamental plate with foliage, birds, and mask, with a bare central part; Frames golden and cold. Slices golden. Rich interior frieze. Traces of friction. Very nice copy, fresh overall. 342pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La verdad desnuda, Periodico politico y literario

      1839 - Exceedingly rare complete run of an Ecuadorian Journal from the independence era, published in Guayaquil. 1839-40. Guayaquil. Imprenta de M. I. Murillo. In 8vo. Complete run of the newspaper. Slightly later half calf, sine lettered in gilt, gently rubbed. A very good example, only scattered foxing. First edition. The complete run of a very rare literary and political South American Periodical. Irisarri (1786 – 1868) was a remarkable Guatemalan journalist, politician, novelist, and diplomat. According to the Spanish literary scholar marcelino Menendez y Pelayo, Irisarri was “one of the most knowledgable men ever born in Spanish America, possessing vast culture, political fire and energy”; he is in fact considered one of the fathers of Chilean journalism. In 1839, in Guayaquil, Irisarri founded the newspaper La Verdad Desnuca, in which, according to Donoso “there are pages that stand out for their polemical value as well as for their passion”. By the time he was active as a journalist in Ecuador, Spanish American Anarchist movements had already been involded inmuch bloodshed, and it was from that moment on that the Guatemalan writer began to observe the spectacle of the Latin American nations with horror. Irisarri founded three newspapers in Guayaquil: La verdad Desnuda, La Balanza, and El Correo Semanal de Guayaquil, condemning, with great sadness, the consequences of political passions and party politics and dissensions in the fledgling republics of Spanish America. Throughout his long life, he published numerous newspapers, all of which reflect his staunch Americanism, his combative streak, and all of the attributes that rendered him a notable career journalist and politician. Irisaari also founded and collaborated in a variety of newspaper in Chile, Guatemala, El Salvador, Ecuador, Colombia, Curacao, New York, and England. Extremely rare, we couldn´t trace a copy having ever appeared at auction. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pleitrede in zake der brandstichting te Sprang voor den derden beschuldigde Wilhelmus Schampers, ter zitting van het Provinciaal gerechtshof van Noord-Braband op den 26 Junij 1840 ambtshalve gehouden door mr. P.J. de Willebois Jr., practiserend advocaat te 's Hertogenbosch. , 216, , J. Belinfante, 1840.

      Gebonden in half marokijn met goudstempeling op de rug, 14+42 pag. Stempeltjes, o.a. Prosper Cuypers. Doorschoten met blanco papier. c0359.In november en december 1839 zijn er zeven huizen of schuren afgebrand te Sprang e.o., te weten van Adrianus de Rooy, Govert van der Schans, Hendrik van Dommelen, Magiel van Daalen, Hendrik Oerlemans, Andries de Bruin en Lambert Soetens. Daders waren Simon Versteegh, 18 jaar, boerenknecht geboren en wonende te Sprang, Johannes Brocks, 18 jaar, schoenmakersknecht, geboren en wonende te Sprang en Wilhelmus Schampers, 25 jaar, schoenmaker, geboren te Tilburg en wonende Sprang. Er volgde een proces met 56 getuigen, allen uit Sprang e.o. en met name genoemd. De advocaat De Willebois pleitte voor strafvermindering van Schampers, omdat hij een veel geringere rol speelde dan Versteegh en Brocks.

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        The Daguerreotype"

      National Intelligencer 1839 - "The Daguerreotype", in the National Intelligencer, Washington D.C., September 25, 1839. 20.5 x 18 inches, 4pp. The article--nearly one column long--is a compact 1000+ words or so, and is a reprint of the London Globe article of August 23. There are numerous small bumps and tears along the edges of the paper, plus a 6" tear in the bottom-left margin going through both sheets. A fair copy.++See: "The Daguerreotype in America", by Beaumont Newhall, lists the National Intelligencer article for September 25, 1839 as one of the earliest appearances announcing "the secret of M. Daguerre's invention, or discovery." in the United States. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1839. With illustrations by Phiz. Octavo (210 x 133 mm). Contemporary half calf, spine with double gilt rules either side of raised bands and gilt crest at head, lacking label (lettering still visible), marbled sides. "Specimen of the Illustrations of Valentine Vox, the Ventriloquist" leaf inserted as a frontispiece, the original portrait frontispiece supplied, 39 engraved plates. Rubbed, front joint skilfully restored at foot, occasional spotting but generally clean, a very good copy. First edition in book form, with an authorial inscription – "Tuesday Twenty Ninth June 1869. Faithfully yours, Charles Dickens" – ending with his characteristic swirled underline, on a slip of Gads Hill Place letterhead tipped to the front free endpaper. From the library of William Brodie (1799–1873), 22nd Thane and Chief of Clan Brodie, of Brodie Castle in Morayshire, with his armorial bookplate to the front pastedown and his gilt crest at the head of the spine. As the letterhead indicates, Dickens was back at home in June 1869, recuperating from various ailments exacerbated by his constant reading tours. Having only just returning from a reading tour in Ireland in January and against the advice of friends, Dickens travelled north to Edinburgh in February 1869, but had only been in the city two days before he felt it necessary to consult Professor James Syme, the celebrated surgeon. He ignored Syme's advice to rest and continued to Glasgow, before returning to London, then back to more readings in Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Leeds, Blackburn, and Preston, a frantic schedule which led to an enforced summer rest. The likeliest explanation for the presence of the inscription in this volume is that Dickens had met Brodie during his Scottish sojourn earlier that year, either in Edinburgh or Glasgow, and sent him the inscription to insert into his book when he was at leisure to do so. Among all Dickens's novels, Nicholas Nickleby may have especially amused Brodie by the appearance in the book of his near namesake, John Browdie. Brodie was a Scottish aristocrat who had inherited his titles and castle on the death of his grandfather James in 1824; he subsequently engaged the prolific architect William Burn to enlarge Brodie Castle. He also succeeded his grandfather as Lord Lieutenant of Nairn, the British monarch's personal representative in that county. Books from the library at Brodie were sold at Sotheby's 18–19 December 1962, 12 July 1971, 2 October 1978, and 18 December 1978. A manuscript catalogue of the library is in the National Library of Scotland. Dickens had some family connections in Scotland: he had married Catherine, eldest daughter of the respected Scottish journalist and man of letters, George Hogarth (although they separated in May 1858).

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        �O�b�r�a�s� �l�i�t�e�r�a�r�i�a�s� �d�e� �D�.� �S�i�n�i�b�a�l�d�o� �d�e� �M�a�s�.�

      �M�a�d�r�i�d�: �I�m�p�r�e�n�t�a� �y� �E�s�t�e�r�e�o�t�i�p�i�a� �d�e� �M�.� �R�i�v�a�d�e�n�e�y�r�a�, �1�8�5�2�. �S�e�c�o�n�d� �e�d�i�t�i�o�n�. �M�a�r�b�l�e�d� �p�a�p�e�r�. �G�+�. �"�[For orders to be delivered outside Spain, please, let you see our sale and shipping terms, type B. ].- // 4º, (234x156mm.); part I: [6], 249, 8, 8, [8], [4] p.; part II: 175, [3]-135, [1] p. First part contents: [p. 9-116:] 'Sistema musical de la lengua castellana. Cuarta edicion, aumentada, corregida y simplificada'; [p. 117-131:] 'Memoria sobre la empolladura artificial de huevos de gallina en Egipto' (fist published in Diario de la Sociedad Asiática de Bengala, January 1839, nº 85, art. IV., in English, with [1] folded sheet showing the plane of a chicken coop); [p. 133-240:] 'L'Idéographie: Mémoire sur la posibilité et la facilité de former une écriture générale au moyen de laquelle tous les peuples puissent s'entendre mutuellement sans que les uns connaissent la langue des autres'. 2e. éd. corr. et augm.; [8 p.:] 'Spécimen de vocabulaire ideographique-français. Français-ideographique'; [8 p.:] 'Spécimen de vocabulaire ideographique'; [8 p.:] [etchings with the with the musicality of the ideograms].- Second part contents: [[4], 175 p.:] 'La Eneida de Virgilio. Traducida al castellano'; [p. 1-39:] 'Aristodemo, tragedia'. Segunda edición (precedida de unas breves observaciones sobre esa tragedia y sobre el drama en general); [p. 41-61:] 'Nicea, tragedia'; [p. 63-89:] 'Poesías líricas. Segunda edicion, limada y disminuida'; [p. 91- 155:] Despachos. 'Memoria sobre el estado del reino de Grecia remitida á fines de 1834 al Excmo. Sr. primer Secretario de Estado y del Despacho'.- // Glued copy with marbled paper blank boards protected by a lining of vegetable paper. Without deburring. Small tear to title page, repaired with cello tape. Waterstains to the lower quarter of the last fifty pages of the second part.- // Refs.: Palau, 156924.- // The work by Sinibaldo More is as unclassifiable as Sinibaldo himself was: such an advanced student of languages that caused even the admiration of Felix Torres Amat, all before he turned 20 years old. He became fluent in dozens of languages, proposing a new metric for poetry in Spanish from a theory based on the music of the language (drafted at age 20, see volume I, pp. 9-116) later showing its efficacy by using it to translate the Aeneid (volume II, pp. 1-175) and the Ars poetica of Virgil. A traveller to Greece, Egypt, Arabia, India, China and the Philippines, he served, first by vocation and then later was entrusted as an informant for the government on the socioeconomic situation of the countries he travelled through (his friendship with Torres Amat made him approach Martinez de la Rosa, a good linguist, who would entrust him (cfr. I, pp. 6-8) to use his passage through India to learn as much as possible about Sanskrit, as well as to keep in mind what he reflected on the travels of Niebuhr and Bruce when passing through Egypt and Arabia)(1). From Greece, Sinibaldo de Mas sent a report on the country's situation, still now praised for its quality (II, pp. 93-111), published in a magazine from Calcutta a detailed report in English of the system that he had seen in Egypt on the brooding of hen eggs (which led to a multiplication of the production, see I, pp. 117-131), and kept the government up to date (until being appointed consul) on the situation in Shanghai and of problems in the Philippines (II, pp. 113-135). In a number of years he returned to China, this time as an Ambassador. From his experience with Chinese pictographic writing, he published in French from Macao, a memoir proposing a valid common ideographic script (writing system) for all languages, proving its effectiveness with the transcription of texts of languages like English, German, Euskera, (h)Indi, Tagalog, Turkish, Japanese and Latin among others to ideograms (see I, pp. 133-240, plus appendices). The corresponding reprints of all of the above-mentioned are in this volume, except for the translation of the 'Ars poetica'. The collection of works presented here had a first version titled 'Pout-pourri literario', divided into two parts, the first one printed in Manila, in 1845, and the second in Madrid, Ribadeneyra, in 1846. This shift in the location for the place of printing, caused by Mas' return to Spain, has resulted in talk of two editions, one Filipino and one Spanish, without this actually being so. And it is this collection that Ribadeneyra again published in 1852, also in two parts (collected in one single volume in this copy), in a curious way, as he incorporated copies of remains of editions of some of the texts compiled into the body of the second part.To all these hobbies Mas added dramatic poetry (having published some compositions when he was younger: see part II, second numbering, pp. I-89) and calligraphy, on which he published two grammar manuals in the Spanish and English languages in 1860, after devoting great efforts to promote the "Iberism", the 'legal and peaceful union' of Spain and Portugal, with a work that had three editions in Portuguese (including the original edition: 'A Iberia: memoria escripta em lingua hespanhola por um philo-Portuguez, e traduzida em lingua portuguesa por um philo-Iberico.- Lisboa, Castro & Irmão, 1852') and five in Spanish, the last one in 1868: 'La Iberia : memoria sobre la conveniencia de la union pacífica y legal de Portugal y España.- Madrid: Imp. de M. Ribadeneyra'.- // (1) See our refs. C-0176 and C-0177.

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        HISTORIQUE ET DESCRIPTION DES PROCEDES DU DAGUERREOTYPE ET DU DIORAMA, PAR DAGUERRE.

      Paris: Susse Freres, 1839. - [4],79pp. plus six lithographed plates. Half title. Contemporary black and grey paper-covered boards, green spine label lettered in manuscript. Extremities a bit worn. Occasional mild foxing, with the contemporary ownership signature of Ed Hagenbach, presumably the noted Swiss physician and chemist. Very good. The rare first edition, first issue, second imprint (the first Susse Freres issue) of this landmark work in the invention of photography. The first issue is known in only three copies, so this is practically the earliest obtainable edition of the first account of the invention of Daguerre's process. The first issue of this work and the production of the first commercially-available apparatus had been entrusted to Giroux, Mdme. Daguerre's kinsman and Daguerre's partner. The text was clouded in secrecy and publication was dated August 18 to coincide with the unveiling of the first commercially-produced Daguerreotype cameras. The entire supply sold out in the first few hours. The present issue was published the next month, on September 14, presumably to coincide with a new batch of equipment which Daguerre's team also supplied. Such was the demand for Daguerre's cameras that by the end of 1840, almost forty versions of this work had been published in at least eight different languages. Interestingly, Pierre G. Harmant argues convincingly in an article in HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY: AN INTERNATIONAL QUARTERLY (January 1977, pp.79-83) that the first copy Daguerre saw of his manual on September 7, the date of his first public presentation, actually bore the imprint of Susse Freres, not the slightly earlier imprint from Giroux. Daguerre's groundbreaking manual describes his invention of the daguerreotype process, the first widely popular photographic method, involving the creation of a direct positive image on a sheet of polished copper which was coated with a solution of light-sensitive silver halide. This process is illustrated in the six plates contained herein. Along with official documents relating to the French government's review of Daguerre's procedure, it includes a transcription of Niepce's own description of his heliographic process, submitted to Daguerre in 1839. The Daguerreotype remained the most popular photographic medium until it was supplanted by the collodion wet-plate process in the 1850s. "Perhaps no other invention ever captured the imagination of the public to such a degree and conquered the world with such lightning rapidity as the daguerreotype" - Gernsheim. "No one individual can be called the true inventor of photography, but Daguerre's technique of fixing photographic images on a metallic surface was the first to capture the public's curiosity and imagination, bringing photography out of the laboratories of a few researchers into the mass market" - Norman. A true incunable among the early literature relating to photographic processes. HORBLIT 21a. NORMAN COLLECTION 569. NORMAN SALE 1004. EN FRANCAIS DANS LE TEXTE 255. PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN 318b (ref). DIBNER, HERALDS OF SCIENCE 183. Helmut and Alison Gernsheim: L.J.M. DAGUERRE (London: Secker & Warburg, 1956, pp.191-98). Helmut and Alison Gernsheim: THE HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY (London: Thames and Hudson, 1969, pp.65-74). Beaumont Newhall: AN HISTORICAL & DESCRIPTIVE ACCOUNT OF THE VARIOUS PROCESSES OF THE DAGUERREOTYPE & THE DIORAMA BY DAGUERRE (New York: Winterhouse, 1971, pp.269-77). Beaumont Newhall, "Chronicle of the Birth of Photography," in HARVARD LIBRARY BULLETIN, Vol. VII, No. 2, Spring 1953, pp.208-220.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Hannover, 7. VI. 1839.

      1839. 2 SS. 4to. An einen Hoftheaterintendanten: "Euer hohen Gnade und Wohlwollen mich abermals empfehlend, wage ich die schon einmal ausgesprochene gehorsamste Bitte zu wiederholen. - Eure Exzellenz hatten mir neulich die Ehre erwiesen auf meine früheren, unterthänigen Schreiben von mir, von der Königlichen Hoftheaterintendanz erwidern zu lassen, daß auf mein ergebenstes Gesuche möglichst Rücksicht genommen werden sollte. Da es nun fortwährend mein sehnlichster Wunsch geblieben ist, unter der hohen Direction Euer Exzellenz eine Stelle zu bekleiden [...]. - Wallerstein erhielt bereits als Kind Violinunterricht, spielte in Wirtshäusern und in Privatgesellschaften und gab 1827 ein vielbeachtetes Konzertdebüt. Nach einer Deutschlandtournee wurde er 1829 Violinist in der Dresdner Hofkapelle; 1832-37 war er in gleicher Stellung in Hannover tätig.

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        AUGSBURG. - Plan., "Plan von Augsburg mit seinen Umgebungen". Plan des Gebietes zwischen Kriegshaber und Oberhausen im Westen, Stätzling und Friedberg im Osten und Göggingen im Süden. Rechts unten Gesamtansicht von Augsburg von Osten nach Gustav Kraus.

      Kupferstich von G. Mayer und C. Schleich für das "topographische Bureau des k.b. Generalquartiermeisterstabes", München, dat. 1839, 71 x 103 cm. Schefold 40204. - Hochinteressanter, sehr detaillierter Plan von imposantem Format. - Faltspuren (dort etwas gebräunt) hinterlegt und geringe Stockflecken, vor allem im Rand. Für ein Blatt dieser Größe gut erhalten. BAYERN, Schwaben

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

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1839 - Octavo (210 x 133 mm). Contemporary half calf, spine with double gilt rules either side of raised bands and gilt crest at head, lacking label (lettering still visible), marbled sides. Rubbed, front joint skilfully restored at foot, occasional spotting but generally clean, a very good copy. "Specimen of the Illustrations of Valentine Vox, the Ventriloquist" leaf inserted as a frontispiece, the original portrait frontispiece supplied, 39 engraved plates. First edition in book form, with an authorial inscription – "Tuesday Twenty Ninth June 1869. Faithfully yours, Charles Dickens" – ending with his characteristic swirled underline, on a slip of Gads Hill Place letterhead tipped to the front free endpaper. From the library of William Brodie (1799–1873), 22nd Thane and Chief of Clan Brodie, of Brodie Castle in Morayshire, with his armorial bookplate to the front pastedown and his gilt crest at the head of the spine. As the letterhead indicates, Dickens was back at home in June 1869, recuperating from various ailments exacerbated by his constant reading tours. Having only just returning from a reading tour in Ireland in January and against the advice of friends, Dickens travelled north to Edinburgh in February 1869, but had only been in the city two days before he felt it necessary to consult Professor James Syme, the celebrated surgeon. He ignored Syme's advice to rest and continued to Glasgow, before returning to London, then back to more readings in Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Leeds, Blackburn, and Preston, a frantic schedule which led to an enforced summer rest. The likeliest explanation for the presence of the inscription in this volume is that Dickens had met Brodie during his Scottish sojourn earlier that year, either in Edinburgh or Glasgow, and sent him the inscription to insert into his book when he was at leisure to do so. Among all Dickens's novels, Nicholas Nickleby may have especially amused Brodie by the appearance in the book of his near namesake, John Browdie. Brodie was a Scottish aristocrat who had inherited his titles and castle on the death of his grandfather James in 1824; he subsequently engaged the prolific architect William Burn to enlarge Brodie Castle. He also succeeded his grandfather as Lord Lieutenant of Nairn, the British monarch's personal representative in that county. Books from the library at Brodie were sold at Sotheby's 18–19 December 1962, 12 July 1971, 2 October 1978, and 18 December 1978. A manuscript catalogue of the library is in the National Library of Scotland. Dickens had some family connections in Scotland: he had married Catherine, eldest daughter of the respected Scottish journalist and man of letters, George Hogarth (although they separated in May 1858). Smith I, 5. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        "OEDENRODE, SINT; ARTS J.A. MEIJER--- Aantekeningen der behandelde lijders en derzelver verschillende ziektens, zoo uit- als inwendig, als ook van de geleverde medicamenten, Sint Oedenrode 1836 [-1838]. Cahier met dit opschrift van de hand van de arts J.A. Meijer, 4°, 263 beschreven pagina's.".

      "Tevens administratie betr. te ontvangen betalingen. Namen van de honderden patienten o.a.: Betje van Boxtel; burgemeester van Son, de heer Van Hoove; F. v. Genechten, koperslager te Oedenrode; vrouw van de verwer Van Lieshout te Oedenrode; de zoon van Hein v.d. Dongen, wever te Rooy; Van den Heuvel te Breugel; wed. van Teylingen-Thielen (dagelijkse visites); Klaasen, schoolonderwijzer te Oedenrode; De Jong, notaris te Oedenrode; Casper de Bresser, klompenmaker in Olland; vrouw de Leest, bijgenaamd Zagarijntje; etc. Bij iedere patient in het Latijn de aandoening. Uit enkele handtekeningen valt op te maken dat de arts J.A. Meijer heet. In 1839 tekent hij bij voorbeeld met zijn naam op een los blaadje te Lieshout. Bewerking van dit boek zou een overzicht geven van de praktijk van een Brabantse plattelands dokter in 1837, zijn patienten, hun kwalen, de voorgeschreven geneesmiddelen daartegen, de kosten van medische hulp en het inkomen van een arts.".M10648

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        The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1839. With Illustrations by Phiz. Octavo (212 x 135 mm). Near-contemporary dark red straight-grain half morocco, marbled sides and edges, titles to spine fully gilt in compartments, brown endpapers. Engraved frontispiece by Finden after D. Maclise; 39 plates by Phiz. Slight rubbing to extremities and covers, light foxing to plates, an excellent copy. First edition, first issue in book form, bound without the half-title nor the list of plates. Originally issued in monthly parts, and, once the serialisation was complete, issued as a book in cloth. With the following first issue points; frontispiece and first two plates with imprints, (bottom margin of third and fourth plates cropped by binder); "visiter" for "sister" p.123 line 17; "flys" for "flies" p.245 line 10; "visiters" instead of "visitors" p.272 line 2; "incontestible" for "incontestable" p.297 line 22; "suprise"for "surprise" p.586 line 24. "All the humour of the recently completed Pickwick is reaffirmed in Nicholas Nickleby which has some title to being the funniest novel Dickens ever wrote; it is perhaps the funniest novel in the English language" (Peter Ackroyd, Dickens, pp. 262-262).

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        Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Paul Cuffee, A Pequot Indian: During Thirty Years Spent at Sea, and in Traveling in Foreign Lands

      Vernon, [New York]: Printed by Horace N. Bill. 1839. First. First edition. Octavo. 21pp. Stitched to contemporary pink wrappers. Some chipping on front wrap, small corner of title page chipped, light stain at the bottom of the pages not affecting any text, else a nice, very good copy. Narrative of Paul Cuffee, the son of a famous sea captain, abolitionist, and African colonizer of the same name. He was of mixed Ashanti African and Wampanoag (not Pequot) Indian descent. The author accompanied his father on a voyage in 1813 when he joined the whaler Atlas as a 12-year-old harpooner. The ship was seized by the English and Cuffee was held in Jamaica for eight months. He eventually escaped and spent the next decades aboard a number of whalers, visiting Brazil, the Azores, Peru, and the Society Islands. The Narrative "is one of the scarcest and most sought after of all accounts of the American whale-fishery" (Howgego). .

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        THE TRAVELS AND OBSERVATIONS OF HAEACH, THE WANDERING JEW

      1839. GALT, John. THE TRAVELS AND OBSERVATIONS OF HAEACH, THE WANDERING JEW. Comprehending a view of the most distinguished events in the history of mankind since the destruction of Jerusalem by Titus: with a description of the manners, customs, and remarkable monuments of the most celebrated nations: interspersed with ancedotes of eminent men of differnt periods. New edition, revised and improved, with many valuable additions by the Rev. T. Clark. 12mo., full, tree-calf leather; 424 pages. The Rev. T. Clark is a pseudonym for John Galt [1779-1839]- a Scottish novelist, entrepreneur, and political and social commentator. He has been called the first political novelist in the English language. The first letters in the last 26 sentences after "The Conclusion" spell out "THIS BOOK WAS WRITTEN BY JOHN GALT". Illustrated & with two fold-out maps still present. This appears to be the second edition and, for whatever reason, it seems to be terrifically scarce. This copy is also distinguished by having the ink name of "Thomas W. Beauchamp Proctor" on the front endpaper, who was the 2nd Baronet of Langley Park in Norfolk. His son, William, was a well-known Royal Navy officer. Good (spine chipped & eroded, some darkening around edge front cover- looks like it may have been in a fire but there is absolutely no odor; text pretty clean with few creases & little foxing- more to several front pages; maps extend a bit from the fore-edge & have minor wear on one side). $500.00.

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        The art of deer-stalking; illustrated by a narrative of a few days' sport in the forest of Atholl, with some account of the nature and habits of red deer, and a short description of the Scottish forests; legends; superstitions; stories of poachers and freebooters, &c. A new edition

      John Murray, London 1839 - 8vo, pp. xiv, 440; inserted engraved frontispiece and title-p., and 11 tinted lithograph plates; full green straight-grain morocco by Merrell of London, gilt-decorated spine in 6 compartments, gilt-lettered in 2, and with a gilt deer in the others, a.e.g.; spine a bit browned, else about fine throughout. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sketches by Boz. Illustrative of Every-Day Life and Every-Day People. With Forty Illustrations by George Cruikshank. A New Edition, Complete.

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1839 - Octavo (210 x 130 mm). Contemporary red crushed morocco, titles to spine gilt in compartments, raised gilt bands, gilt rules to covers, decorative gilt turn-ins, top edge gilt, red silk page marker, marbled endpapers. Light browning to margins of endpapers, occasionally foxing not affecting text; an excellent copy. Frontispiece with tissue guard, half-title vignette and 38plates. First complete one volume edition, bound from parts. Sketches by Boz was originally published in two series: the first in two volumes in 1836, and the second in one volume in 1837. This edition combines all three parts for the first time. Cruikshank's illustrations were described by John Ruskin as "the finest things, next to Rembrandt's, that, as far as I know, have been done since etching was invented" (ODNB). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Musée Dantan. Galerie des Charges et Croquis des célébrités de l'époque, avec texte explicatif et biographique [ Edition originale ]

      1 vol. in-8 reliure de l'époque demi-veau vert, dos lisse orné en long (motif romantique), roulette estampée à froid en mors, Chez H. Delloye, Paris, 1839, 2 ff., 200 ff., 1 f. Edition originale et premier tirage de cet étonnant ouvrage, orné de 100 portraits gravés sur bois en noir par Maurisset, d'après les sculptures de Dantan Jeune. Les textes, en regarde de chacun des 100 portraits, sont de Louis Huart. Bon état (coupes et plat lég. frottés, des rouss.). On y retrouve notamment croqués : Balzac, La Canne de Balzac (sic), Berlioz, Comte, Dantan, Alexandre Dumas, Victor Hugo, Frédéric Lemaitre, Liszt, Orfila, Rossini, Strauss, Vernet, etc... Vicaire, IV, 220 ; Carteret, III, 182 Français

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        Un Grand Homme de Province à Paris, Scène de la Vie de Province. 2 volumes.

      Paris, Hippolyte Souverain 1839 - ÉDITION ORIGINALE RARE. Paris, Hippolyte Souverain - 1839 - XIX, 351 et 354 pages. Reliure demi-basane de l'époque. Dos lisse à faux nerfs filetés, aux titre et auteur dorés. Quelques rousseurs. Deux petites taches d'encre sur le titre du tome II. Bon état. Format in-8°(21x13). Ce titre est la deuxième partie de l'ensemble Illusions perdues, publié en trois parties entre 1836 et 1843, désormais édité en un seul volume. 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief m. Unterschrift.

      Frankfurt a. M., 9. III. 1839. - [An den österr. Chemiker u. Mineralogen Anton Schrötter von Kristelli (1802-1875)]. - „Er studierte zunächst mit 18 Jahren Theologie in Halle an der Saale und beschäftigte sich mit den Naturwissenschaften lediglich am Rande. Im Alter von 22 Jahren übernahm er eine kirchliche Funktionsstelle in Mühlhausen/Thüringen. Doch dann entdeckte er seine eigentliche Berufung und studierte, nachdem er seine kirchliche Laufbahn ad acta gelegt hatte, nun vermehrt Physik und Chemie. Im Jahre 1835 wurde Böttger Lehrer für Physik und Chemie im Physikalischen Verein in Frankfurt und promovierte nur zwei Jahre später in Jena bei Professor Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner. Nun begann die Zeit seines fruchtbarsten Schaffens" (Wikipedia). --- Der in Olmütz geborene Anton Schrötter, Sohn eines Apothekers, studierte ab 1822 zunächst auf Wunsch seines Vaters in Wien Medizin, wechselte dann aber unter dem Einfluss von Friedrich Mohs zu den naturwissenschaftlichen Fächern, speziell der Mineralogie. 1827 erhielt er eine Assistentenstelle für Physik und Mathematik an der Universität Wien. 1830 wurde er Professor für Physik und Chemie am Technischen Institut Joanneum in Graz. Während eines halbjährigen Urlaubs im Jahre 1838 besuchte er chemische Institute in Göttingen, Heidelberg, Frankfurt und Paris. In Gießen machte er sich bei Justus von Liebig mit der organischen Elementaranalyse vertraut. Ab 1843 arbeitete er als Professor für technische Chemie am Polytechnischen Institut der Universität Wien und übernahm dort 1845 die Professur für allgemeine Chemie. Schrötter war neben Baumgartner, Ettingshausen und Haidinger einer der Begründer der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien und wurde 1850 ihr Generalsekretär. Die Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina wählte Schrötter 1856 zu ihrem Mitglied. Ab 1868 leitete er das österreichische Hauptmünzamt und wurde gleichzeitig zum Ministerialrat ernannt. Er wurde 1874 in den Ruhestand versetzt und eröffnete in seiner Wohnung ein Privatlaboratorium, in dem er Studien über Edelmetalle betrieb. 1875 starb er in Wien. Schrötter hat in seinem Leben ca. 60 wissenschaftliche Publikationen verfasst. Ab 1845 beschäftigte Schrötter sich intensiv mit Phosphor. 1848 gelang ihm der Nachweis der schon von Berzelius geäußerten Vermutung, dass roter Phosphor eine allotrope Modifikation des weißen Phosphors, nicht aber eine Phosphorverbindung ist. Schrötter wandelte weißen Phosphor durch Erhitzen in roten um, den man zeitweise Schrötterschen Phosphor nannte. Sein Verfahren zur Darstellung desselben revolutionierte die Streichholzindustrie, wo roter Phosphor schon bald als Bestandteil der Reibflächen genutzt wurde. Er war ein Organisator in Industrie und Wissenschaft sowie Berater bei den Vorbereitungen zur Novara-Expedition und zur Österreich-Ungarischen Nordpolexpedition. - Linke untere Ecke m. kl. Abriß (min. Buchstabenverlust). Kl. Randeinrisse. - ge Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The art of deer-stalking; illustrated by a narrative of a few days' sport in the forest of Atholl, with some account of the nature and habits of red deer, and a short description of the Scottish forests; legends; superstitions; stories of poachers and freebooters, &c. A new edition

      London: John Murray, 1839. 8vo, pp. xiv, 440; inserted engraved frontispiece and title-p., and 11 tinted lithograph plates; full green straight-grain morocco by Merrell of London, gilt-decorated spine in 6 compartments, gilt-lettered in 2, and with a gilt deer in the others, a.e.g.; spine a bit browned, else about fine throughout.

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        La verdad desnuda, Periodico politico y literario

      First edition. The complete run of a very rare literary and political South American Periodical. Irisarri (1786 - 1868) was a remarkable Guatemalan journalist, politician, novelist, and diplomat. According to the Spanish literary scholar marcelino Menendez y Pelayo, Irisarri was "one of the most knowledgable men ever born in Spanish America, possessing vast culture, political fire and energy"; he is in fact considered one of the fathers of Chilean journalism. In 1839, in Guayaquil, Irisarri founded the newspaper La Verdad Desnuca, in which, according to Donoso "there are pages that stand out for their polemical value as well as for their passion". By the time he was active as a journalist in Ecuador, Spanish American Anarchist movements had already been involded inmuch bloodshed, and it was from that moment on that the Guatemalan writer began to observe the spectacle of the Latin American nations with horror. Irisarri founded three newspapers in Guayaquil: La verdad Desnuda, La Balanza, and El Correo Semanal de Guayaquil, condemning, with great sadness, the consequences of political passions and party politics and dissensions in the fledgling republics of Spanish America. Throughout his long life, he published numerous newspapers, all of which reflect his staunch Americanism, his combative streak, and all of the attributes that rendered him a notable career journalist and politician. Irisaari also founded and collaborated in a variety of newspaper in Chile, Guatemala, El Salvador, Ecuador, Colombia, Curacao, New York, and England. Extremely rare, we couldn´t trace a copy having ever appeared at auction.

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        Reminiscences.

      [1839] 1839 - 8vo., contemporary brown cloth covered boards, worn,split at rear hinge, rear pastedown coming away but internally clean and bright, begins at gathering B, issued without titlepage, ink ownership inscription, 154pp. Yarmouth, Sloman, n.d. One of four known copies, this the printer?s own, never completed or published. A candid but refreshingly personable memoir, chiefly concerning Manby?s invention of a System for Preserving the Lives of Shipwrecked Persons. As the older brother of naval officer Thomas Moore Manby, who accompanied Vancouver on his circumnavigation aboard the Discovery and fought in the Napoleonic and French Revolutionary Wars, G. W. begins his Reminiscences accompanying his brother to the Azores Islands as volunteer chaplain on the frigate Bourdelais. In 1821, Manby made a voyage to Greenland with William Scoresby in order to triala new type of whale harpoon. He published an account of the journey the following year. A wonderful text, littered with vivid anecdotes. Examples includethe distemperate lighthouseman in the Irish Sea preserving his quarrelsome companion's body in a specially constructed coffin affixed to the outpost lest he be accused of his murder, and the extraordinary episode in which he outlines the bequeath of his head (post mortem) to the famous surgeon Sir Astley Cooper so that future generations may learn ?what injury the head is able to undergo? Manby himself had undergone serious cranial surgery having been ?basely shot by an officer in the East-India Company?s service, who seduced and carried off my wife? (all of which is allegedly foretold by a Yarmouth cunning-woman). That is not, however, to undermine the seriousness with which he applied himself to the invention of apparatus to aid rescue in shipwrecks. Following his appointment as Barrack Master at Great Yarmouth, he witnessed the fruitless efforts to rescue the wrecked crew and passengers of the Snipe, many of whom drowned within 50 yards of the shore. This galvanising experience set him to develop a rope projectile (the Manby Mortar) and an unimmersible boat, which contributed to the salvation of many hundreds of lives. Much of this volume concerns experiments undergone in this process and transcriptions of various letters of thanks and recognition received from official bodies or those who had benefited from his inventions. Inserted in this copy is a manuscript note in an unknown 19th century had reading: ?This work was never completed or published - was the printers own copy - D. Turner had only A set of the rough proof sheets - sold at the sale of his library May 1889. Lot 1121 - and one copy bound lot 721 in catalogue.? Although it lacks a title page [in accordance with the BL copy which is the ex libris Dawson Turner cited above], it is attributed in the colophon to ?Sloman, Printer, King-Street, Yarmouth?, and this copy bears the inscription above the title on the first page ?Sloman, Yarmouth August 39?, further supporting the idea that this was Charles Sloman's own copy. This work was never published, and it seems that although it was set and printed, the very few copies distributed were reserved for intimate acquaintances. Dawson Turner, the noted bibliomaniac and ephemera collector also of Great Yarmouth, clearly qualified as this - aside from this precious proof volume of his memoirs, he was also the recipient of those very metal slugs so painfully extruded from Manby's brain. Other than this and Turner?s, there are two further extant copies at Lambeth Palace Library and at the National Library of Australia. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        BARGAINS! SELLING OFF FOR CASH!! THE SUBSCRIBER HAVING PURCHASED THE ENTIRE INTEREST OF MR. G.L. WARD, IN THE LATE FIRM OF WARD & SCARRITT, WILL CONTINUE BUSINESS AT THE OLD STAND, ON HIS OWN ACCOUNT. HAVING A SPLENDID ASSORTMENT SEASONABLE AND FRESH GOODS! HE WILL SELL OFF THE PRESENT STOCK AT REDUCED PRICES-- FOR CASH!!!! AS THE EVILS OF THE CREDIT SYSTEM ARE WELL KNOWN, HE HOPES, BY SMALL PROFITS, AND PROMPT PAYMENT, TO GIVE GENERAL SATISFACTION. ALTON, DECEMBER 12, 1839.

      Printed at the "Telegraph" Office,, Alton [Illinois]: 1839 - Elephant folio broadside, @19" x 25". Printed with a variety of enormous type fonts. Small chip at lower blank margin, a few repairs to closed tears on the blank verso, light dusting. Good+. A rare, evidently unrecorded broadside printed in Alton, site of the notorious murder of Elijah Lovejoy, the abolitionist editor, and the destruction of his press in late 1837. Isaac Scarritt [1817-1873] moved to Alton as a young man and worked as a dry goods merchant, later becoming a prominent local banker and public official. He was a Trustee of the Insane Asylum at Jacksonville, and later its President; a Trustee of Blackburn University at Carlinsville; Secretary of the Alton Board of Education; President of the Alton Mutual Insurance and Savings Company; and President of the First National Bank of Alton. In 1855 Scarritt became a client of Abraham Lincoln in an appeal from a suit brought by Scarritt to collect a debt. Illinois had been hit particularly hard by the Panic of 1837-- indeed, the State's profligate funding of an internal improvements program, supported by Abraham Lincoln, had rendered Illinois insolvent. Thus, Scarritt's stated dislike of "the evils of the credit system." [GAZETTEER OF MADISON COUNTY, Alton, IL: 1866, Pages 87-99; "Isaac Scarritt," Alton Telegraph, December 26, 1873, Page 3; Benner, Davis, et al.: THE LAW PRACTICE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN: COMPLETE DOCUMENTARY EDITION, SECOND EDITION, Springfield: Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 2009, online edition at web site of The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln.]

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        Gesamtansicht, "Saline Sooden bei Allendorf".

      - Lithographie v. E. Pietzsch & Co. n. Chr. Rembe, dat. 1839, 27,5 x 39 Seltenes Blatt. - Blick von einer Anhöhe zur Stadt. Rechts das Gradierwerk.

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

      William Wood, London 1839 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Angler's Desideratum.

      

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        Burton's Gentleman's Magazine (vol. V, July- December 1839) [1st Fall Of The House Of Usher]

      William E. Burton, Philadelphia 1839 - b/w; 334 pages; Sound throughout with light foxing, heavier to blank plate backs. With The Privateer chapters 1 through 9. Numerous contributions by Poe, including "The Fall of the House of Usher p144," "Morella, a Tale," p204 and "William Wilson" p205 as well as To Ianthe in Heaven P49, The Man That Was Used Up, . P50, Includes V. Illustrations- engraved frontis portrait of Ben Franklin, lacking Shakespeare performing before the Queen. Includes p53, Saxon bow and arrow, p55 the Archery Meeting, p63 The Gamekeeper's Fireside, p109 Costume of the United Bowmen of Philadelphia. , p118 Portrait of Richard Penn Smith, p193 The Interior of Barrett's Gymnasium, 174 The Musical Bore, p222 The Parallel Bars. Leaping bars and wooden horse, 224 The Climbing Stand. P230 torn, East Front of the Capitol at Washington City. , p277 The Game of Cricket, p287 A Cape Codder among the Mer maids. In all 15 of 16 illustrations. Contents lean towards the Outre and Horror tales. ; 0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Altenburg, 18. V. 1839. - 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Durch einen Termin in Erbschaftsangelegenheiten, bei welchem meine persönliche Gegenwart durchaus erfordert wird, da ein Vergleich zu Stande kommen soll, bin ich genöthiget Dienstag d. 28. hier noch vor Gericht zu erscheinen, so daß ich erst am 29t. vm. hier abreisen kann. Die Möglichkeit ist allerdings vorhanden, am 30t. in Berlin einzutreffen, allein es würde für mich von besonderem Vortheile sei, wenn ich meine Abreise um einen einzigen Tag verzögern und nicht eher als Sonnabend d. 1t. Juni in Berlin einzutreffen nöthig hätte [.]". - F. C. Förster war Offizier und Lehrer der Kriegsgeschichte an der Berliner Ingenieur- und Artillerieschule. "Wegen eines gegen die Reaktion gerichteten Artikels verlor er 1818 seine Stellung und war 1821-29 als freier Schriftsteller tätig. Durch die Fürsprache Hegels wurde Förster 1829 rehabilitiert und als preußischer Hofrat zum Kustos der Kgl. Kunstkammer, später zum Leiter des Ethnographischen Museums bestellt. Einer erneuten kgl. Maßregelung Försters folgte die Versetzung an eine öffentliche Bibliothek. Er verfaßte patriotische Schriften sowie historische und kunsthistorische Werke (u. a. 'Gustav Adolph', 1832)" (DBE).

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        The Poetical Works of Lord Byron.

      London: John Murray, 1839. - 8 vols., 8-5/8" x 5-3/4", engraved frontis portrait plate in volume 1. Bound in fine full contemporary full red morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spines, covers ruled and paneled in gilt, gilt crest to all covers, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt by Crossley & Clarke Harlow. Inner and outer hinges fine, head and foot of spines fine, some foxing and offsetting to frontis plate otherwise in NEAR FINE condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. 2-vol. set (Complete and Extra-Illustrated with 59 additional plates by Thomas Onwhyn)

      Chapman and Hall, London 1839 - Octavo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2"). xvi, 288pp (Vol. 1); 289-624pp. (Vol. 2). Contemporary full blind-stamped leather, with gold lettering and tooling to spines. All paper edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Charles Dickens engraved by William Finden, after an oil painting by David Maclise. Originally published as a serial from 1838 to 1839, "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby" was Dickens' third novel. The story focuses on the life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, a young man who must support his mother and sister after his father dies. This first book form edition contains the following first issue points as listed by Smith: the first four plates signed by Chapman; "visiter" for "sister" p. 123 line 17; "flys" for "flies" p. 245 line 10; "visiters" instead of "visitors" p. 272 line 2; "incontestible" for "incontestable" p. 297 line 22; "suprise"for "surprise" p. 586 line 24 (see Eckel pp. 64-5; Smith 5).This work is not only complete with its 39 plates illustrated by Phiz (Hablot Knight Browne), it is also extra-illustrated with 59 plates by Thomas Onwhyn, with some signed under his pseudonym Peter Palette. The artist used this name for his etchings in an unauthorized edition of this work.Some rubbing and closed tears along joints. Frontispiece portrait of Charles Dickens heavily foxed. Minor to moderate foxing throughout. Bindings in overall fair to good-, interior in good to very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Paris, 1839 [?]. - Large 8vo. 1 p. on bifolium. With autogr. address. To Henri Deponchel (1794-1868), architect and stage designer, since 1828 director of the Paris Opera, declining an invitation for dinner because of a previous engagement; apart from that, he would have liked to come visit Deponchel but has been ill and forced to stay home for over two months: "Mon bon ami, j'ai le regret de ne pouvoir accepter votre aimable invitation pour dimanche. Je dîne chez la belle mère de Vieillard. J'ai été fort souffrant et retenu chez moi depuis plus de deux mois; Sans cela j'aurais été vous voir. J'espère que vous allez bien. Faites mes remerciements et hommage à Madame Deponchel et recevez mes bien vraies amitiés".

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