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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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        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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        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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        The Lay of the Last Minstrel.

      

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

      Chez H. Delloye 1839 - 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 Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Merkwürdigkeiten Dresdens und der Umgegend mit einer neuen Beschreibung aller Sammlungen für Wissenschaft und Kunst. Ein Taschenbuch für Fremde und Einheimische [...] - Vierte, sehr verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage, besorgt von J. G. Wiemann, 1835

      Eine Umgebungskarte, ein Stadtplan (von 1839 - sic), beide mit Klebestreifen geflickt (wie auch die Titelseite) gebräunt, vereinzelt Flecken. Schöner, stabiler marmorierter Pappeinband (ggf. späteren Datums?) mit Rückentitel ZI Zwei Dresden

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

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1839 - 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. Slight rubbing to extremities and covers, light foxing to plates, an excellent copy. Engraved frontispiece by Finden after D. Maclise; 39 plates by Phiz. 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). Eckel pp. 64-5; Smith 5. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Rapport statistique sur le service des aliénés de l'Hospice de l'Antiquaille, suivi de considérations générales sur le traitement de la folie

      Paris & Lyon, J.B. Baillière & Ch. Savy, 1839, , plaquette in-8, [4]-31 pages, broché, couverture muette moderne, Édition originale de cet opuscule d'Alexandre Bottex qui fait partie d'un ensemble de statistiques médicales alors en vogue, dont l'objet était l'amélioration du travail dans les maisons d'aliénés : leur publication eut pour conséquence la "loi des aliénés" du 30 juin 1838. Bottex accompagne les données chiffrées de considérations dur le traitement de la folie ; il préconise par ailleurs le concours des institutions religieuses pour l'administration de certains traitements, jugeant indispensable que les soins prodigués aux malades soient administrés "avec toute la douceur et toute l'humanité désirables", dans le "dévouement sublime que la religion seule peut inspirer". Médecin à l'Antiquaille de Lyon, Alexandre Bottex (1795-1849) institua des cours cliniques sur l'aliénation mentale dès 1831. Il définissait la folie comme une affection organique et repoussait la conception d'affection de l'âme ou de l'esprit. Semelaigne I, p. 196 et suiv.

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        Wanderung nach dem Orient im Jahre 1838.

      München, Franz, 1839. - Mit lithographierten Portrait und lithographierter Notentafel. 2 Blatt, 272 Seiten, 2 Blatt (Verlagsanzeigen). Bedruckter Original-Pappband. Erste Ausgabe. Ibrahim Hilmy II, 25. Vgl. Kainbacher 264. Lentner 3822. Pfister I, 1731. Röhricht 389. Tobler 161 (jeweils die 2. Ausg. 1840). Bereist wurden Ägypten, Nubien, Palästina, Syrien und Malta. Nur leicht fleckig, ansonsten sehr schönes Exemplar. Sehr selten [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tauben

      Hartleben Verlag 1839 Hartleben Verlag, Pesth, 1839. XL/129 S., 2. Titel mit 30 handcolorierten Tafeln und einer Vignette, Halbleder mit marmorisiertem Bezugspapier und goldgeprägtem Rückentitel - Naturgeschichtliches Cabinet des Thierreiches, Band VII: Ornithologie, IV. Theil. Deutsch bearbeitet von Friedrich Treitschke. Mit dem Bildnisse und der Lebensbeschreibung Albrechts von Haller/nicht bei Möbes und Niessen - Versand D: 5,90 EUR Ornithologie,Zoologie

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        The American Traveller; or Guide Through the United States. Containing Brief Notices of the Several States, Cities, Principal Towns, Canals and Rail Roads, &c. With Tables of Distances, by Stage, Canal and Steam Boat Routes.

      The Author, Philadelphia 1839 - 144 pages, four plates, four 2-page maps and the large hand tinted map at rear. Spine sunned; foxing to endpapers and less-so throughout [maps and plates clean]. Signature between pages 16 and 21 detached. Large folding map excellent. Size: 16mo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        China, Its Scenery, Architecture, Social Habits, &c. Illustrated.

      - 4to, Four volumes in two. Contemporary green half-calf over cloth boards, spine with raised bands, elaborately ornamented in gilt, black morocco lettering-pieces; marbled endpapers; 4 steel-engraved titles and 124 steel-engraved views and genre scenes; light wear to corners and cloth; mainly marginal foxing to plates as usual, a good set in a beautiful binding. First edition. An attractive and early series of views of China, including Macau, Hong Kong, Nanking, Canton and Beijing. The engravings are after original drawings by Thomas Allom, whose lasting reputation rests on his topographical steel-engravings. 'His China: in a series of views, displaying the scenery, architecture and social habits of that ancient empire [engraved titles] ., with a letterpress by G. N. Wright, was the best-known nineteenth-century work on the subject, although he never visited the country and based his illustrations on the work of other artists' (ODNB). The historical background for this lavish publication was the First Opium War, 1839-1842, which resulted in the Treaty of Nanjing in 1842. The treaty ceded the Hong Kong island to the United Kingdom in perpetuity, and it established five treaty ports at Shanghai, Canton, Ningpo, Fuchow, and Amoy, places (including British bombardment or capture) which all feature heavily in Allom's book. Lust, 363; Cordier 80-81. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Malerische Reise um die Welt. Eine geordnete Zusammenstellung des Wissenswerthesten von den Entdeckungsreisen eines Magellan, Tasman, Dampier, Anson, Byron, Wallis, Carteret, Bougainville, Cook, Laperouse, Bligh, Vancouver., verfaßt von einer Gesellschaft Reisender und Gelehrter unter der Leitung des Hernn Dumont d`Urville. Ins Deutsche übertragen von A. Diezmann. 2 Bände in 1 / Malerische Reise in Sued- und Nordamerika. Eine geordnete Zusammenstellung des Wissenswürdigsten von den Entdeckungsreisen eines Columbus, Las Casas, Oviedo, Gomara, Garcilazo de la Vega, Acosta, Forster, La Condamine, Ellis, Ulloa. verfaßt von einer Gesellschaft Reisender und Gelehrter unter der Leitung des Herrn Alcide d`Orbigny. Deutsch v. A. Diezmann.Insges. 2 T

      Lpz., Baumgärnter 1834 und 1839. - Engelmann 99; Sabin 21214. - Malerische Reise 2 Bände in 1 Band. Im Band Nord-Amerika beigebunden: Eine Reise durch Asien - Eine Reise durch Afrika. 4°, VIII, 338 S. u. II, 320 S.; XVI, 320 S.; 256 S., IV; 99 S., I; insges. 1055 Kupferstichabb. auf 277 Taf., 1 gestoch. Generalkarte, 16 Kupferstich-Porträts auf 4 Taf, Taf. 71 (Generalkarte von Oceanien) fehlt; 4 HLnbde. d. Zt., berieben, bestoß., Rüleinen ausgebleicht, 2 Rü. vom Buchblock abgeplatzt, 1 Buchrü. tlw. rissig, 1 Vorderdeckel lose, 1 Einbddecke lose, einige Vorsätze u. Taf. lose, bzw. gelockert, vereinzelt schwach stockfl.

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        Tableaux du système planétaire

      Paris: Simonneau, Graveur, 1839. Contemporary roan-backed marbled boards, spine and edges worn; title page with waterstain damage, and other than some very small tears at the edges (not affecting any of the images), the plates are in beautiful condition. The first edition of this work was published in 1815 with only six plates. A small volume of an elementary text was subsequently published, but as is most often the case in nearly all known copies, the work is presented as the plates only without text. The plates illustrate the solar system, the orbit of the Earth's annual revolution around the sun with the indication of the seasons, the different positions of the Earth in relation to the sun during each month of the year, the phases of the moon, eclipses of both the sun and the moon, the tides and a view of the interior of the Earth.

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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, bound in modern green morocco, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, floral gilt decoration with dividing gilt rules and blind scroll to borders of covers, new endpapers, housed in a plain green cloth slipcase. 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, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        9 Sonaten und 1 Fantasie für Pianoforte zu zwei Händen. [Konvolut von Plattendrucken].

      1. [D 845]. Premiere Grande Sonate pour le Piano composee et dediee a [...] Monseigneur le Cardinal Rodolphe [...] par Francois Schubert. Oeuvre 42. Nouvelle Edition. Vienne, chez A. Diabelli et Comp. VN/Pl. no. D. &. C. No. 5209. 35 S.2. [D 850]. Seconde Grande Sonate pour le Piano composee et dedie a Monsieur C. M. de Bocklet par Franc. Schubert. Oeuvre 53. Nouvelle Edition. Vienne, chez A. Diabelli et Comp. VN/Pl. no. D. &. C. No. 4596. 39 S.3. [D 568. 3eme] Grande Sonate pour le Piano-Forte composee par Franc: Schubert. Oeuvre 122. Vienne, chez A. Diabelli et Comp. VN/Pl. no. D. &. C. No. 5219. 27 S.4. [D 784. 5eme] Grande Sonate pour le Piano par Fr. Schubert. Oeuv. 143. Dediee a Monsieur Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy par les Editeurs A. Diabelli et Comp. Vienne, chez A. Diabelli et Comp. / Paris, chez S. Richault. Londres, chez Cocks et Co. VN/Pl. no. D.&. C. No. 6566. [1839]. 19 S.5. [D 575]. Franz Schubert. Sonaten für das Piano allein. Op. 147. 6. Grosse Sonate (in H Dur). Herrn Thalberg gewidmet v. d. Verleger. Wien, C. A. Spina (vormals A. Diabelli & Co.). VN/Pl. no. D.&. C. No. 7970. [1857 oder später]. 19 S.6. [D 537. 4eme]. Siebente Sonate für Piano componirt von Franz Schubert. Op. 164. Wien, C. A.Spina. VN/Pl. no. D.&. C. No. 9106. [nach 1857]. 23 S.7. [D 958-960]. Franz Schubert's Allerletzte Composition. Drei Grosse Sonaten [8, 9 und 10] für das Piano-Forte. Herrn Robert Schumann in Leipzig gewidmet von den Verlegern Ant. Diabelli & Comp. Wien, bei Ant. Diabelli & Comp. Paris, bei S. Richault. London, bei R. Cocks & Comp. VN/Pl. no. D.&. C. No. 3847, 3848, 3849. [1838]. 31, 35 und 35 S.8. [D 760]. Fantaisie pour le Piano composee et dediee a Monsieur Em. noble de Liebenberg de Zittin par Francois Schubert. Oeuvre 15. Nouvelle Edition. Vienne, chez A. Diabelli et Comp. VN/Pl. no. D. &. C. No. 1174. [1841 oder später]. 31 S.Zusammengebunden in einem Band. Seiten teils etwas braunfleckig, ansonsten sehr gut und sauber erhalten.

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        Rowland Hill, 1. Viscount Hill, (1772-1842) signierte Briefumschlagsvorderseite mit Freimarke datiert 1839 signed free front dated 1839

      1839 - dekorativ mit Bild auf schwarzen 10 x 15 cmFotokarton montiert Autograph mounted with picture on decorative black cardboard tadelloser Zustand Lifelong authenticity guarantee! Lebenslange Echtheitsgarantie! Hill erlernte die Kriegswissenschaften auf der Militärakademie in Straßburg und trat 1790 als Fähnrich in die britische Armee ein. Bereits 1793 wurde er zum Hauptmann befördert, rückte dann schnell zum Major und Oberstleutnant auf. Als Oberst des 90. Infanterieregiments wurde er 1801 in Ägypten verwundet. 1803 führte Hill eine Brigade in Irland. Er ging 1808 als Generalmajor nach Portugal. Dort nahm er an dem gesamten Peninsular War teil. In der Schlacht von Vimeiro kommandierte er eine Brigade, kam aber nicht zum Einsatz. Später zeichnete er sich unter Sir John Moore auf dem Rückzug nach La Coruña und unter Arthur Wellesley, dem späteren Herzog von Wellington, in den Schlachten von Talavera (28. Juli 1809) und Busaco (27. September 1810) aus. Hier führte er die 2. Infanteriedivision. 1811 erhielt er als Generalleutnant den Befehl über ein Armeekorps, mit dem er am 28. Oktober 1811 General Gérard bei Arroyo de Molinos schlug und am 16. Mai 1812 die Festung Almarez überrumpelte. Bei Vitoria befehligte er am 21. Juni 1813 den rechten Flügel. In den Schlachten bei Nivelle, Orthez und Toulouse konnte er ihn erfolgreich einsetzen. Als sein Meisterstück gilt jedoch die Verteidigung des Ortes Saint-Pierre-d?Irube gegen eine doppelt so starke Übermacht der Franzosen in der Schlacht an der Nive am 13. Dezember 1813. Hill war mit seinen Einheiten von den Truppen Wellesleys abgeschnitten nachdem eine Pontonbrücke vom reißenden Fluss zerstört worden war. Am 17. Mai 1814 wurde er als Baron Hill, of Almaraz and of Hawkstone in the County of Shrewsbury in den erblichen Adelsstand erhoben. Vor Wellingtons Ankunft befehligte er 1815 die britische Armee in Belgien. Er befehligte in der Schlacht von Waterloo das II. Korps und führte den berühmten Angriff von Sir Frederick Adams Brigade gegen die Kaiserliche Garde. Danach wurde er zweiter Befehlshaber der Besatzungsarmee in Frankreich. Weil absehbar war, dass er keine männlichen Abkömmlinge haben würde, wurde ihm 16. Januar 1816 der weitere erbliche Adelstitel Baron Hill, of Almarez and of Hawkestone and Hardwicke in the County of Shrewsbury verliehen. Diese Verleihung erfolgte mit einem besonderen Vermerk, dass auch die männlichen Abkömmlinge seines älteren Bruders John Hill (1769?1814) den Titel erben könnten. 1825 wurde Hill zum General befördert und wurde 1827 Gouverneur von Plymouth, im Februar 1828 Oberbefehlshaber der britischen Armee. Im August 1842 trat er in den Ruhestand und wurde am 27. September 1842 zum Viscount Hill, of Hawkestone and of Hardwicke in the County of Shrewsbury erhoben. Der Titel wurde mit dem gleichen besonderen Vermerk verliehen wie die Baronie von 1816. Rowland Hill starb auf seinem Landsitz Hardwicke Grange bei Shrewsbury am 10. Dezember 1842. Seine Viscountcy und seine Baronie von 1816 erbte sein Neffe Rowland Hill (1800?1875), seine Baronie von 1814 erlosch.(Quelle: Wikipedia) A Free Frank was a mark applied by means of a hand-stamp to parliamentary mail in Britain to indicate that the mailed item did not require postage. The privilege of free franking was granted to four different classes: Members of Parliament; peers sitting in the House of Lords; office-holders, largely as stipulated by Acts of Parliament; and to archbishops and bishops sitting in the House of Lords. Requirement for free franking were that the mailed cover (letter or packet) had to be signed by the official sender. As a result, free franks were avidly sought during the first three decades of the nineteenth century for autograph collections. This was accomplished by cutting out the front panels of the envelope which carried the inscriptions which were required under the use of this privilege. These panels are referred to by collectors as free fronts. In 1840 as a result of various abuses an

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        Rowland Hill, 1. Viscount Hill, (1772-1842) signierte Briefumschlagsvorderseite mit Freimarke datiert 1839 signed free front dated 1839

       1839. 11,5 x 8 cm dekorativ mit Bild auf schwarzen 10 x 15 cmFotokarton montiert Autograph mounted with picture on decorative black cardboardtadelloser ZustandLifelong authenticity guarantee! Lebenslange Echtheitsgarantie!Hill erlernte die Kriegswissenschaften auf der Militärakademie in Straßburg und trat 1790 als Fähnrich in die britische Armee ein. Bereits 1793 wurde er zum Hauptmann befördert, rückte dann schnell zum Major und Oberstleutnant auf. Als Oberst des 90. Infanterieregiments wurde er 1801 in Ägypten verwundet. 1803 führte Hill eine Brigade in Irland.Er ging 1808 als Generalmajor nach Portugal. Dort nahm er an dem gesamten Peninsular War teil. In der Schlacht von Vimeiro kommandierte er eine Brigade, kam aber nicht zum Einsatz. Später zeichnete er sich unter Sir John Moore auf dem Rückzug nach La Coruña und unter Arthur Wellesley, dem späteren Herzog von Wellington, in den Schlachten von Talavera (28. Juli 1809) und Busaco (27. September 1810) aus. Hier führte er die 2. Infanteriedivision.1811 erhielt er als Generalleutnant den Befehl über ein Armeekorps, mit dem er am 28. Oktober 1811 General Gérard bei Arroyo de Molinos schlug und am 16. Mai 1812 die Festung Almarez überrumpelte. Bei Vitoria befehligte er am 21. Juni 1813 den rechten Flügel. In den Schlachten bei Nivelle, Orthez und Toulouse konnte er ihn erfolgreich einsetzen. Als sein Meisterstück gilt jedoch die Verteidigung des Ortes Saint-Pierre-d?Irube gegen eine doppelt so starke Übermacht der Franzosen in der Schlacht an der Nive am 13. Dezember 1813. Hill war mit seinen Einheiten von den Truppen Wellesleys abgeschnitten nachdem eine Pontonbrücke vom reißenden Fluss zerstört worden war.Am 17. Mai 1814 wurde er als Baron Hill, of Almaraz and of Hawkstone in the County of Shrewsbury in den erblichen Adelsstand erhoben. Vor Wellingtons Ankunft befehligte er 1815 die britische Armee in Belgien. Er befehligte in der Schlacht von Waterloo das II. Korps und führte den berühmten Angriff von Sir Frederick Adams Brigade gegen die Kaiserliche Garde. Danach wurde er zweiter Befehlshaber der Besatzungsarmee in Frankreich.Weil absehbar war, dass er keine männlichen Abkömmlinge haben würde, wurde ihm 16. Januar 1816 der weitere erbliche Adelstitel Baron Hill, of Almarez and of Hawkestone and Hardwicke in the County of Shrewsbury verliehen. Diese Verleihung erfolgte mit einem besonderen Vermerk, dass auch die männlichen Abkömmlinge seines älteren Bruders John Hill (1769?1814) den Titel erben könnten.1825 wurde Hill zum General befördert und wurde 1827 Gouverneur von Plymouth, im Februar 1828 Oberbefehlshaber der britischen Armee.Im August 1842 trat er in den Ruhestand und wurde am 27. September 1842 zum Viscount Hill, of Hawkestone and of Hardwicke in the County of Shrewsbury erhoben. Der Titel wurde mit dem gleichen besonderen Vermerk verliehen wie die Baronie von 1816. Rowland Hill starb auf seinem Landsitz Hardwicke Grange bei Shrewsbury am 10. Dezember 1842. Seine Viscountcy und seine Baronie von 1816 erbte sein Neffe Rowland Hill (1800?1875), seine Baronie von 1814 erlosch.(Quelle: Wikipedia) A Free Frank was a mark applied by means of a hand-stamp to parliamentary mail in Britain to indicate that the mailed item did not require postage. The privilege of free franking was granted to four different classes: Members of Parliament; peers sitting in the House of Lords; office-holders, largely as stipulated by Acts of Parliament; and to archbishops and bishops sitting in the House of Lords. Requirement for free franking were that the mailed cover (letter or packet) had to be signed by the official sender. As a result, free franks were avidly sought during the first three decades of the nineteenth century for autograph collections. This was accomplished by cutting out the front panels of the envelope which carried the inscriptions which were required under the use of this privilege. These panels are referred to by collectors as free fronts. In 1840 as a result of various abuses and excesses that had plagued the British Post office for many years, Rowland Hill\'s reforms brought an end to the Free franking privilege in 1840 when he introduced the postage stamp to Britain.[1](Quelle: Wikipedia) free front free frank

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        Hutterus Redivius

      Bok. Hutterus Redivius oder Dogmatik der Evangelisch-Luterischen Kirche. Ein Dogmatisches Repertorium für Studirende. Vierte Auflage. Leipzig, Druck und Verlag von Breitkopf und Härtel. 1839. 8vo. 366 sidor. Signerad på frampärmens insida av ESAIAS TEGNÉR ("Es Tegner"). Namnteckningen överrensstämmer med Esaias Tegnérs signatur från år 1839 (se ET:s "Efterlemnade Skrifter" band 3), och liknar över huvud taget inte den senare Esaias Tegnér d.y:s namnteckning. I inlagan står även två andra namnteckningar: "J. G. Hogberg" (kyrkoherde i Gränna 1880-95) och "Viktor Södergren Upsala 1897". Bilder skickas gärna efter anmodan. Bunden i ett samtida, grönt, nött pappband med gul titeletikett och gröna stänkta snitt. Inlagan ren och fin, och innerpärmen med namnteckningen likaså.

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        [CHILDREN'S] Le Robinson suisse, ou Histoire d'une famille suisse naufragée;

      traduit de l'allemand sur la dernière edition par Frédérich Muller ... Orné de huit vignettes de M. de Sainson, gravées sur acier par Beyer. Tours : Alfred Mame et Cie., 1839. Two volumes octavo, contemporary full green calf with embossed decoration, spines with gilt lettering and decoration (some minor chipping along the seams), marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, engraved frontispieces, pp 308, 272 (scattered spotting), illustrated. Johann David Wyss published his novel Der Schweizerische Robinson in 1812. The work was edited by his son, Johann Rudolf Wyss. Inspired by Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, it tells the story of a Swiss family shipwrecked on a desert island en route to Port Jackson in New South Wales. Madame Isabelle de Montolieu made the first French translation of Wyss' work, also altering the original ending of the story. Her version first appeared in print in 1814. The version offered here is faithful to Wyss' original story. Scarce. Unrecorded in Australian collections.

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        Reisen in Tibet und am oberen Lauf des Gelben Flusses in den Jahren 1879 bis 1880. Aus dem Russischen frei in das Deutsche übertragen und mit Anmerkungen versehen von Stein-Nordheim.

      Gr.-8. Mit Textabbildungen, 16 getönt. lithogr. Tafeln u. einer farb. gefalt. Karte. XIV, 281 (1) S., HLwd. d. Zt. m. etw. Rückenverg. u. goldgepr. Rückentitel. Erste dt. Ausgabe der Schilderung der dritten großen Inner-Asien-Reise des bedeutenden russischen Forschers Prschewalski (1839-1888). - Die Expedition liefert viel neues Material zur Flora und Fauna von Tibet [...]. Auch für wissenschaftliche Zwecke bedeutendes Werk, speziell unter dem Aspekt der heute in Tibet zunehmenden Verarmung des Artenreichtums. Es war dies Prschewalskis bedeutendste Expedition, auf der er bis in die Gegend nördlich von Lhasa vorstieß und auf seinem Weitermarsch nach Lhasa [...] dann von bewaffneten Tibetern zur Umkehr gezwungen wurde (Aschoff 1456). - Einband etw. berieben u. bestoßen. Exlibris a. Innendeckel. Titel verso gestempelt. Ein Blatt seitlich mit Randausriss (wohl bedingt durch gelöste Verklebung min. Buchstabenverlust). Etw. gebräunt u. stockfleckig. - Henze IV, 455ff. Yakushi P 125.

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        Vocabolario milanese-italiano.

      dall'Imp. Regia Stamperia,, Milano, 1839 - Cinque parti legate in due volumi di cm. 23,5, pp. xlix (3) 388; 428; (4) 448; (4) 556; 140 (8). Legatura coeva in mezza pelle con piccole punte, dorsi lisci con titoli in oro su doppio tassello. Esemplare genuino ed in buono stato di conservazione. La quinta parte titola: Giunte e correzioni al vocabolario. Come è noto dopo alcuni anni apparve anche un volume di supplemento che manca al presente esemplare. Non comune. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Un grand homme de province à Paris

      first edition sought of this novel which constitutes the second part of the "Illusions perdues". Havana half-tassel bindery with corners, smooth backs adorned with triple golden fillets, some rubbing on the backs, golden dates in tails, marbled paper plates, guards and paper counter tops. A slightly trimmed copy, a marginal restoration in feet of pages 249-250 of the first volume, the ad slips at the end of each volume are lacking. Hippolyte Souverain Paris 1839 12,5x19,5cm 2 volumes reliés

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        Ireland A Poem

      Louisville, Ky: Prentice and Weissinger, 1839. First edition. pp. [1-]79[-80]. 1 vols. 8vo signed in fours. Original blind embossed cloth, gilt lettering to upper cover , the spine and extremities faded, spine chipped at head and foot, small splits to upper joint, with some spotting. Very good copy, an unusual survival in original binding. First edition. pp. [1-]79[-80]. 1 vols. 8vo signed in fours. Verse in praise of Ireland by John Newland Maffitt Sr. (1795-1850), Dublin-born Methodist preacher who charmed large crowds in the 1830s and 1840s.Uncommon antebellum imprint and a direct blast against the absentee landlords of old Ireland, predating the famine by iseveral years:from Canto V. at p. 57"On Erin's sainted isle what hand shall dare To rear the flag of freedom high in the air -…Who from the rampant lion shall reclaim The fields still voiceful with high deeds of fame?Not those whose vampyre appetites depleteTheir father-land, now prostrate at their feet, The absentees from hearth, and hallowed shrines,Dissolving Erin's pearls in Tuscan wines". AI 56994. Provenance: ownership signatures in pencil and in ink of Eliza Paul Gurney (1801-1881), née Kirkbride, Quaker, sister-in-law of Elizabeth Fry,

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        [Colección de Escenas y Vistas del Pais]

      First edition of this extraordinarily rare and important iconographic album of Buenos Aires; some of the first lithographs ever made in the region. "Esta serie de la Litografía Argentina de Gregorio Ibarra, la integraron las cinco láminas que se describen, bajo los n.°... y las siguientes litografías de Morel" (Moores), with this, Moores attributes the authorship of the largest plates to Carlos Morel (1813 - 1894). The rest are attributed to Daufresne, and they represent city views (Cabildo and the Recoba Viejo), they are also considerably smaller. Follows a list of the plates included: Vista de Buenos Ayres [regarded as one of the best views of the city; although unsigned, it is usually attributed to Carlos Pellegrini], Cabildo, Recoba Vieja, Indios Pampas, Casique Pampa y su Muger, Gaucho y sus Armas, Gaucho en trage de pueblo, Una hora antes de partir, El tambo en la rivera, La familia del gaucho & La Media Caña. Provenance: an association copy, manuscript inscription from Francisco Ibarra (Ibarra´s son) to Don Francisco A. Berra, and says "Para mi tiene esta colección un doble valor, por haber sido mi querido padre quien la dibujó copiando del natural." Importante álbum iconográfico de Buenos Aires, de la Litografía de Ibarra. 13 litografías, 9 de ellas a plena página en folio y dedicatoria de Francisco Ibarra (hijo del autor) a Francisco Berra. Medio marroquín con punteras reciente, realizado por Andrés Casares, lomera con nervios, muy atractivo, en caja. Buen ejemplar, vista de Buenos Aires con márgenes externos restaurados y margen inferior corto como es usual, en general excelente ejemplar. Primera edición; muy raro, iconográficamente de gran importancia. "Esta serie de la Litografía Argentina de Gregorio Ibarra, la integraron las cinco láminas que se describen, bajo los n.°... y las siguientes litografías de Morel" (Moores), con esta nota, Moores atribuye la autoría de las láminas de mayor tamaño -excepto la de Buenos Aires- a Carlos Morel (1813 - 1894). De las restantes, se considera que 4 fueron ejecutadas por Daufresne, y representan distintas vistas de la ciudad (el Cabildo, la Recoba Vieja, Buenos Aires y el Fuerte). La vista de Buenos Aires de gran tamaño se atribuye a Pellegrini. Los títulos de las litografías son: Vista de Buenos Ayres [aunque anónima, la tradición la da como de Carlos Pellegrini y es considerada "una de las vistas mejor realizadas de esa época"], el Cabildo, la Recoba Vieja, Buenos Aires, el Fuerte, Indios Pampas, Casique Pampa y su Mujer, Gaucho y sus Armas, Gaucho en trage de pueblo, Una hora antes de partir, El tambo en la rivera, La familia del gaucho y La Media Caña. Provenance: un "association copy", habiendo pertenecido al hijo del autor, quién lo presenta a Francisco A. Berra diciendo "Para mi tiene esta colección un doble valor, por haber sido mi querido padre quien la dibujó copiando del natural." Del Carril, "Monumenta Iconografica", I, 60. Moores, "Estampas y Vistas de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires", 112 y siguientes. No en Sabin. No en Abbey.

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        Livre du puits vivant et voyant, poème, contenant des maximes de morale et de politique fondées sur

      la philosophie ... renfermant aussi : 1. une ode adressée au Roi, pour le consoler, sur la mort de sa ... fille Marie, ... 2. une ode au Roi, sur la naissance du comte de Paris ... 3. Divers chantsà la gloire de L. M. le Roi et la Reine, ...Composé en hébreu par Abraham Belaïs, ... et traduit en français par Lazare Wogue, ......[Paris?] : [Imprimerie de Wittersheim?], 1839 ; Vienne : Antoine noble de Schmid, 1839 [but 1838]. Quarto, in original presentation binding of limp red cloth with green morocco label to front lettered in gilt "Dédié A M Le Comte de Rambuteau, Préfet du Dép. de la Seine"; pp 1-4, 1-21; edges with mild flecking, else a fine copy. A collection of odes written by Abraham Belaïs, chief Rabbi of Nice, dedicated to Louis-Philippe I, King of France, and his family. The first group (1-4), which the University of California, Los Angeles, suggests was printed in Paris by Wittersheim, are short poems composed in Hebrew but printed in the French language only; the translations were made by Lazare Wogue, a scholar of the Beth Midrash Hagadol in Metz. The second section (1-21) comprises a lengthy poem in similar vein,Beer Lachai Roi, printed in the original Hebrew and with parallel translations in German, Italian and French. It has a separate title page and a colophon, and was printed in Vienna in 1838; the translation from Hebrew into German was made by Steinschneider. "Abraham Belais (Belaish; 1773–1853) was treasurer to the bey of Tunis when he had to leave the country following business reverses and settled in Jerusalem. For a time he was rabbi in Algiers, then, moving to Europe, he managed to secure the patronage of persons high in public life. He was appointed by the king of Sardinia rabbi of Nice, against the wishes of the community… In 1840, he went to London where …he was ultimately given a minor communal office and sat occasionally on the bet din. He published a large number of books, apart from his sycophantic odes in honor of European crowned heads and other influential persons." (Encyclopaedia Judaica. Ed. Michael Berenbaum and Fred Skolnik. Vol. 3. 2nd ed. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2007. p.277). Only five copies located in OCLC: University of California, Los Angeles;Bibliothèque nationale de France; The British Library; University College, London; University of Amsterdam.

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        Oeuvres complètes de Rollin avec Notes et Éclaircissemens.

      Auguste Desrez, Paris, 1839 - 9 volumes, quarto. Bound in red half morocco, gilt titles, raised bands, marbled endpapers, edges and boards. Some slight edge-ware, otherwise fine. Including two atlases.

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        Map of Illinois & Missouri Exhibiting the Post Offices, Post Roads, Canals, Rail Roads, &c. by David H. Burr. (Late Topographer to the Post Office.) Geographer to the House of Representatives of the U.S.

      [Washington, D. C.?]: David Burr; and [London:] John Arrowsmith, 1839. - Hand-colored wall map mounted on original linen and attached to wooden rods, 48.25' x 37.5' plus margins. David Burr's rare and very fine Map of Illinois & Missouri, from his series of large scale postal route maps published in 1839, in an excellent state of preservation.Burr was appointed topographer to the Post Office Department in 1832. As noted by Ristow, he 'had access to a large volume of geographical data submitted by local postmasters throughout the country. He used this information to compile his Map of the United States of North America, with Parts of the Adjacent Countries and twelve maps of the individual states or groups of states.The post office maps were sold separately or assembled with the sheets folded in quarters and bound in a large folio volume titled The American Atlas.' The maps identify towns with post offices and the distances between them. A key identifies roads traversable by either four horse coaches, two horse stages or single horse sulkies. Schwartz and Ehrenberg note that 'The final year of the decade [the 1830s] produced two important cartographic works.The final contribution was David H. Burr's exquisite atlas of postal maps.Burr's set of maps sold for $75.00, colored and mounted on cloth in a portfolio; separate sheets sold for $5.00 each. Despite the fact that these maps were prepared under the direction of the postmaster General, each postmaster had to buy his own maps since they were privately produced and Congress had not authorized their purchase.'Complete sets of Burr's postal maps are exceptionally rare, and the individual maps are very scarce in the marketplace. OCLC records only two complete sets, at the Library of Congress and in the Rumsey collection. As noted by Rumsey, 'John Arrowsmith engraved the plates in London, an unusual collaboration at this late a date between an American cartographer and a London engraver.' The result of this collaboration is of a very high order. A rare and handsome map. OCLC records eight copies. CONDITION: Excellent, an unusually clean, bright copy, two old paper library accession labels in the margins at the top of the map, inconspicuous library markings in lower right margin, silk selvage largely deteriorated. REFERENCES: Phillips, p. 328; Rumsey 0104.012. Ristow, p. 106. SHIPPING: Oversize item. Additional shipping charges apply. Please contact us for a quote. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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, bound in modern green morocco, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, floral gilt decoration with dividing gilt rules and blind scroll to borders of covers, new endpapers, housed in a plain green cloth slipcase. 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, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Five Months in Labrador and Newfoundland, During the Summer of 1838

      Concord, NH: Israel S. Boyd and William White, 1839. 16mo. xi-156 pp. Tucker went north to improve his health, a cure not likely to be recommended these days. "Includes description of the Labrador coast, the sealing, and Eskimo inhabitants." - Arctic Bib. 18068. He also stops by Cape Breton on his way home, and gives a description of Louisbourg. Smith, T73. Sabin 97297. A scarce and interesting little book. Bound in original patterned cloth with gold title on front board. A good copy.

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        Manuscript map of Australia, circa 1840

      Pen and ink and watercolour on paper, 220 x 270 mm, sheet 245 x 350 mm; unmounted; an early pencilled inscription in the right hand margin reads: "3 or 400 miles North of Sidney, Clarence River on which is the Station Bolivia"; verso with a near contemporary newspaper cutting laid down, referring to a recent mutiny on board HMS Buffalo in the mid North Atlantic in October 1839; short edge tear at lower margin, otherwise the map is in fine condition. A beautifully drawn and lettered map showing the Australian mainland and Van Diemen's Land. The near contemporary inscription and cutting help to date the map. Bolivia Station, near present-day Tenterfield in northern New South Wales, was established by grazier Edward Hurry in 1840. He very quickly sold the station to Stuart Donaldson, who in turn sold it to Edward Irby in 1843. During the 1840s, according to Irby's own memoirs, he and several other men, including Thomas Windeyer, carried out a number of massacres of the local Ngarabal people. It is possible that the creator or early owner of this map was connected in some way with Bolivia Station. The western half of Australia is marked New Holland; Swan River is marked, as is Rottnest Island; the far southwest is labelled Lion's Land; the northwest coast shows both Endracht's Land and DeWit's Land; the far north is marked Arnhem's Land, and Cape York is marked Carpentaria; Sydney is labelled Port Jackson; Melbourne is labelled Port Phillip, but no locations are marked in the interior of what is now Victoria.

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        [FITZROY'S COPY] Narrative of the surveying voyages of His Majesty's ships Adventure and Beagle, between the years 1826 and 1836, describing their examination of the southern shores of South America, and the Beagle's circumnavigation of the globe.

      Commander of the Beagle Captain Robert FitzRoy's own copy of the first edition of Darwin's first published book, one of the cornerstones of modern biological science, as well as one of the great travel narratives of the modern age. A complete set bound, as was the fashion, into library calf bindings, with an outstanding provenance directly from the FitzRoy family. London : Henry Colburn, 1839. Four volumes, octavo, contemporary half calf over marbled boards (expertly rebacked), spines in compartments with gilt ornament and contrasting morocco title labels lettered in gilt; marbled edges and endpapers, signed in ink on the half-title of volumes 1. and 2. Robt. Fitz Roy; volume 1. also bears the later inscription in stronger ink Admiral Fitz Roy, probably made by a family member shortly after FitzRoy's death in order to distinguish him from his son, Robert O'Brien Fitzroy (1839-1896). Volume 1: pp xxviii, [iv - directions to binder; errata & corrigenda], 597; 16 engraved plates and folding map Chart of a part of South America by King (small repair); the map of the Strait of Magellan, issued loose in the endpockets of the publisher's cloth binding, is bound at rear; the map of South America, also issued loose, has been bound at rear of volume 3, with some repairs. Volume 2: pp xiv, [ii - directions to the binder], 694, [i - addenda]; 24 engraved plates; the 2 folding maps of Tierra del Fuego and Chiloe, loosely issued, are bound at front and rear. Volume 2 (Appendix): pp viii, 352; 6 engraved plates; 2 folding maps of Low Islands and Tracks of the Beagle, both bound at p.344. Volume 3 (Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by the H.M.S. Beagle, under the command of Captain Fitzroy, R.N. from 1832 to 1836): pp xiv, 615; the folding maps of the southern portion of South America and the Keeling Islands both bound at rear, together with the map of South America (issued loose in volume 1) which has been repaired; occasional light foxing but overall a clean set; complete, with all of the loosely issued maps bound in. Darwin was chosen by FitzRoy (who, as well as being a naval officer, was a meteorologist and competent surveyor and hydrographer) to accompany him as naturalist on the second voyage of the Beagle (1831-36). This scientific expedition, which would prove to be the most significant ever undertaken, visited Brazil, Argentina, Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego, the Falklands, the Strait of Magellan, Chile, Peru, the Galapagos Islands, Tahiti, New Zealand, Van Diemen's Land, the Keeling or Cocos Islands, Mauritius and the Cape of Good Hope. The majority of Darwin's time was actually spent exploring and making observations on land, rather than at sea, and his account is arranged geographically, rather than in chronological sequence. Darwin was to comment that 'The voyage of the Beagle has been by far the most important event in my life, and has determined my whole career' (Life and Letters I, p. 61). Indeed, the voyage provided the impetus for the germination of Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection, which was to come to fruition in On the origin of species. Darwin's interpretation of the data he collected on the Beagle would not only revolutionize the biological sciences, but also lead to the cleaving of science and religion into discrete spheres. The first volume contains the expedition commander Philip Parker King's account of the voyage of the Adventure, with the Beagle in company, to chart the coasts of Peru, Chile and Patagonia (1826-30), during which FitzRoy assumed command of the Beagle after the death of Pringle Stokes; the second volume (with separate appendix volume) contains FitzRoy's account of the second voyage of the Beagle (1831-36); the third volume is Darwin's Journal and Remarks, 1832-1835. Provenance: Robert FitzRoy (1805-1865); Mary Isabella Smyth (1823-1889), the author's second wife; thence by descent to Mark Smyth, Western Australia, acquired privately from his estate. (In 2011, an album of sketches by Conrad Martens from the Beagle expedition with the ownership signature of FitzRoy, from the same estate, was sold by auction at McKenzies Auctioneers, Perth). Ferguson, 2708; Freeman, 10; Hill, 607; Norman, 584; Sabin, 37826.

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        Meyers Universum 1.- 6. Bd. in 3 Bdn. Abbildung und Beschreibung des sehenswerthesten und merkwürdigsten der Natur und Kunst auf der ganzen Erde.

      Hildburghausen und New York, Druck und Verlag vom Bibliographischen Institut, 1834-1839. - 5. Auflage. 6 in 3 Bdn. Quer- 4°. 108,112 S.; 148,142 S.; 136,130 S. Mit 46,47,48,47,47,46 Stahlstich-Ansichten und Beschreibungen. OHldr.d.Zt., goldgeprägt. Rot. Rückenschild. Einband berieben, Ecken bestossen. Papierbedingt gebräunt. Bd. 2, Buchrücken lose! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de la lithotritie, précédée de réflexions sur la dissolution des calculs urinaires.

      Paris, Baillière, 1839. ____ Première édition, rare. Un des meilleurs spécialistes de son époque en urologie, Leroy d'Etiolles est l'inventeur d'un instrument, pour extraire ou briser les pierres dans la vessie en passant par l'urètre. Cette histoire est illustrée de 65 gravures dans le texte d'instruments de chirurgie. Rousseurs. *-------*. In-8. Collation : (4), L, (2), 168 pp. Demi-basane rouge, dos orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

      [Bookseller: Hugues de Latude]
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        Malerische Ansichten aus dem Orient, gesammelt auf der Reise Sr. Hoheit des Herrn Herzogs Maximilian in Bayern nach Nubien, Aegypten, Palaestina, Syrien und Malta im Jahre MDCCCXXXVIII [1838] und Herausgegeben von Heinrich v. Mayr. / Vues pittoresques de l'orient recueilles dans le voyage de S. A. Monseigneur le Duc Maximilien de Bavière en Nubie, en Egypte, en Palestine, en Syrie et à Malta en MDCCCXXXVIII et publiées par Henri de Mayr.

      München, Heinrich von Mayr, 1839-1840. Oblong elephant Folio (39.4 x 51.7 cm). Ten instalments, each of six finely lithographed and hand-coloured plates with one explanatory text leaf, for a total of 60 plates, and a hand-coloured lithographed pictorial title and dedication page; in ten uniform hand-coloured pictorial wrappers.= Very rare complete, hand-coloured copy, as issued, of the magnificent, large, illustrations of the Holy Land, Middle East and Malta. The original wrappers are hand-coloured as well. The Nuremberg artist Heinrich von Mayr (1806-1871) accompanied the Duke Maximilian II of Bavaria (1811-1864; from 1848 onwards King of Bavaria) and his entourage as a personal painter on an eight-month "Grand Tour" from Bavaria to the Orient and back. "Ermunternd wirkten die ersten Aufträge des Herzogs Maximilian, welcher, nachdem der junge Künstler 1832 und 1833 am Hofe des Fürsten von Thurn und Taxis mehrere größere Gemälde, Cavalcaden, Jagden und dgl. ausgeführt hatte, denselben als artistischen Begleiter auf seine orientalische Reise 1838 und 1839 mitnahm. Die Titelverleihung zum herzoglichen Cabinetsmaler war nur eine auszeichnende Förmlichkeit, da der Herzog den Künstler persönlich hochhielt und mit wahrer Freundschaft ehrte. Als Frucht dieser Aegypten, Nubien, Palästina, Syrien und Malta umfassenden Reise gab M. die beiden großen, damals gerechtes Auffehen erregenden Prachtwerke heraus "Malerische Ansichten aus dem Orient" (München und Leipzig 1839 ff., lithogr. von F. Kaiser, 60 Blätter)" (Deutsche Biographie). They travelled from Munich to Venice, Corfu, Patras, Athens, Alexandria, and Cairo to the Holy Land. They then travelled via Malta back to Munich, arriving in September 1838. The illustrations depict ancient monuments as well as ordinary life, including views of street life in Cairo, various views of Bethlehem, Nazareth and Jerusalem, Karnak, and Luxor; the Sphinx and Great Pyramids of Gizeh, and many others, including Alexandria, Malta, etc., etc. Each illustration has a different, broad, pictorial border. Some letterings heightend in gold. The text is in two columns: German and French. Title with two pieces of paper stuck to the back, some small marginal tears and an occasional brown spot. Overall a fine, clean copy of this rarity. Kainbacher, 265 ("RRR - Rarität").

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
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        Geognostische Übersichts-Karte von Deutschland, Frankreich, England und den angrenzenden Laendern. Nach den grösseren Arbeiten von L. v. Buch, E. de Beaumont und Dufrenoy, G.B. Greenough, zusammengestellt von H. v. Dechen.

      Simon Schropp et Comp 1839 - folding hand-coloured engraved map, 60 x 88 cm, dissected into 36 sections and mounted on linen (overall dimension 65 x 90 cm), small hole to a blank area of the English Channel, a little wear to some folds, folds into contemporary russet pebble-grained cloth, brass clasp, rebacked. First published in the year before, and a subsequent edition in 1869. Dechen 'prepared numerous geological maps, which Humboldt described as models in this field and which for long were standard' (DSB). This map is one of Dechen's earliest. It extends from the east coast of Ireand to the Pyrenees, and westwards as far as Vilnius, and the eastern edge of the Carpathians.

      [Bookseller: Blackwell's Rare Books ABA ILAB BA]
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        Malerische Ansichten aus dem Orient, gesammelt auf der Reise Sr. Hoheit des Herrn Herzogs Maximilian in Bayern nach Nubien, Aegypten, Palaestina, Syrien und Malta im Jahre MDCCCXXXVIII [1838] und Herausgegeben von Heinrich v. Mayr. / Vues pittoresques de l'orient recueilles dans le voyage de S. A. Monseigneur le Duc Maximilien de Bavière en Nubie, en Egypte, en Palestine, en Syrie et à Malta en MDCCCXXXVIII et publiées par Henri de Mayr.

      - München, Heinrich von Mayr, 1839-1840. Oblong elephant Folio (39.4 x 51.7 cm). Ten instalments, each of six finely lithographed and hand-coloured plates with one explanatory text leaf, for a total of 60 plates, and a hand-coloured lithographed pictorial title and dedication page; in ten uniform hand-coloured pictorial wrappers.= Very rare complete, hand-coloured copy, as issued, of the magnificent, large, illustrations of the Holy Land, Middle East and Malta. The original wrappers are hand-coloured as well. The Nuremberg artist Heinrich von Mayr (1806-1871) accompanied the Duke Maximilian II of Bavaria (1811-1864; from 1848 onwards King of Bavaria) and his entourage as a personal painter on an eight-month "Grand Tour" from Bavaria to the Orient and back. "Ermunternd wirkten die ersten Aufträge des Herzogs Maximilian, welcher, nachdem der junge Künstler 1832 und 1833 am Hofe des Fürsten von Thurn und Taxis mehrere größere Gemälde, Cavalcaden, Jagden und dgl. ausgeführt hatte, denselben als artistischen Begleiter auf seine orientalische Reise 1838 und 1839 mitnahm. Die Titelverleihung zum herzoglichen Cabinetsmaler war nur eine auszeichnende Förmlichkeit, da der Herzog den Künstler persönlich hochhielt und mit wahrer Freundschaft ehrte. Als Frucht dieser Aegypten, Nubien, Palästina, Syrien und Malta umfassenden Reise gab M. die beiden großen, damals gerechtes Auffehen erregenden Prachtwerke heraus "Malerische Ansichten aus dem Orient" (München und Leipzig 1839 ff., lithogr. von F. Kaiser, 60 Blätter)" (Deutsche Biographie). They travelled from Munich to Venice, Corfu, Patras, Athens, Alexandria, and Cairo to the Holy Land. They then travelled via Malta back to Munich, arriving in September 1838. The illustrations depict ancient monuments as well as ordinary life, including views of street life in Cairo, various views of Bethlehem, Nazareth and Jerusalem, Karnak, and Luxor; the Sphinx and Great Pyramids of Gizeh, and many others, including Alexandria, Malta, etc., etc. Each illustration has a different, broad, pictorial border. Some letterings heightend in gold. The text is in two columns: German and French. Title with two pieces of paper stuck to the back, some small marginal tears and an occasional brown spot. Overall a fine, clean copy of this rarity. Kainbacher, 265 ("RRR - Rarität"). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
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        The Romance of Nature; Or, The Flower Seasons Illustrated

      Charles Tilt, London 1839 - 8vo. xx, 255, [5] pp. With 27 hand-colored botanical plates, including the ornamental title-page. (The list of plates counts up to 28 plates but there is no mention of a second plate.) The text is an anthology of English verse and appreciations celebrating the natural world, the seasons and their flora. Most of the poems are original to this work, but heading sections as well as interspersed throughout are excerpts from Shakespeare, Herrick, Raleigh and the like. To the modern audience it is, unquestionably, the lovely visual depictions that matter. A few plates have light soiling, but most are clean, as is the text. Tightly bound. Rebacked in modern green morocco that is compatible with original blindstamped and gilt decorated morocco. There is considerable wear to the old boards, which are nonetheless still attractive. (8.5 by 6 inches.)

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        CALIFORNIA: A History of Upper and Lower California from their First Discovery to the Present Time, Comprising An Account of the Climate, Soil, Natural Productions, Agriculture, Commerce, &c. A Full View of the Missionary Establishments and Condition.

      Smith, Elder & Co., London 1839 - xvi, 352 pages of text. Attractively rebound in three quarter leather. Frontisportrait has an archival mending to the hinge, and is lightly foxed and edgeworn. Previous owner's stamp on bottom of title page, with minor edgewear. The other 9 plates showing scenes and towns have minor foxing. Large folding map colored in outline; backed and strengthened with archival tissue. Errata slip tipped-in at page 1. The final two pages are detached. Howes F242; Cowan, CA & Pac p.88; Zamorano 80 #38; Eberstadt 113:216. This is the first book published in England to relate entirely to California. Cowan: "The changes of time and subsequent history have not disturbed the value of this work, for it is still considered as one of the most important on the subject." First edition. Size: Octavo (8vo) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller ABAA]
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