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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.).

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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").

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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.

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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]

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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.)

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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]

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        Neues System der Pflanzen-Physiologie.

      Berlin, Haude und Spenersche Buchhandlung, 1837-1839. - 3 Bände + Atlasband. Mit 15 Kupfertafeln. Lederbände der Zeit mit erneuerten Rücken, diese mit verg. Rückenschild. Pritzel 6140. - ADB 21 (1885), S. 549-553. - Gemäss eigenen Angaben möchte der Verfasser vorliegendes Werk gerne "als eine Fortsetzung und Verbesserung seiner Phytotomie ansehen, welche im Jahre 1830 erschien" (Vorwort). F.J.F. Meyen (1804-1840), deutscher Botaniker, studierte Medizin in Berlin, interessierte sich daneben für Naturwissenschaften insbesondere für Botanik. 1830 erhielt er die Gelegenheit, auf dem Seehandlungsschiff "Prinzeß Luise" als Schiffsarzt eine Reise um die Erde mitzumachen, wobei er zahlreiche naturwissenschaftliche Expeditionen unternahm u.a. auf die Anden, die Sandwichinseln und auf die Insel Manila. Zurück in Deutschland wurde er 1834 Professor der philosophischen Fakultät an der Universität in Berlin. 1840 setzte der frühe Tod seinem Wirken ein Ende und seine Arbeiten wurden von den Mitgliedern der Akademie fortgeführt. - Mit Exlibris und Blindprägestempel. - Vorsätze gebräunt. Einbände berieben und bestossen.

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        THE NEW DOMESTIC COOKERY, or the Housewife's Sure Guide; Containing Complete Instructions for Cooking every description of Viands with Cheapness and Elegance.

      Derby, Thomas Richardson; Simpkin, Marshall and Co., London, no date, circa 1839.. SECOND PRINTING, circa 1839, pamphlet, approximately 185 x 100 mm, 7¼ x 4 inches, folding hand coloured frontispiece, pages: [1-4], 5-24, some pages not numbered, bound in the publisher's original green printed wrappers. Spine worn with loss of paper, slight offset to title page from frontispiece, otherwise a very good clean copy. A scarce cookery pamphlet, mostly on meat and fish with a few recipes for puddings. The title page gives references to the various illustrations on the frontispiece. See William Cagle, A Matter of Taste, page 648, No. 898. He states: "The back wrapper list Church-yard Cleanings, this title not listed on the back wrapper of the first edition", also "Unrecorded in the bibliographies consulted". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Des Juifs en Pologne. Examen de leur condition sous le point de vue historique, législatif et politique. Par O. Louis Lubliner. Polonais émigré, avocat à la cour d'appel de Bruxelles.

      Bruxelles-Leipzig, chez Muquardt, Paris, chez l'auteur 1839 - In-12 de(6)-III-237-(1) pp., cuir de russie aubergine, dos lisse orné, monogramme doré frappé en pied, plats orné d'une plaque à la cathédrale à froid dans un encadrement de filets dorés, ex-dono doré au centre, roulette dorée sur les chasses, filet doré sur les coupes, signet de soie jaune (reliure de l'époque). Édition originale. Rare ouvrage de Louis Lubliner (1809-1868) militant politique polonais qui participa à l?insurrection de 1830. Après avoir été emprisonné par les Russes et expulsé, il s?établit en Belgique ou il poursuivit une carrière de juriste. Lubliner prit part activement à la vie politique de l?émigration, appartenant à la Société démocratique, et fut accueilli dans une loge maçonnique. Auteur d?une série d?ouvrages juridique et journalistique en langues polonaise et française, il s?occupa particulièrement de la question juive. Les émigrés polonais n?étant pas tous favorables à l?égalité des droits pour les Juifs, une rupture se produisit au sein de leurs organisations. La gauche du Comité national lançale 26 octobre 1832 un « Appel aux juifs » que Lubliner traduisit en yiddish ; il établit un parallèle entre l?Exode biblique et celui des Polonais et demanda aux Juifs dispersés d?agir pour que la Pologne soit rétablie dans ses droits. Exemplaire de présent offert par l'auteur à la fille de son imprimeur Charles de Weissenbruch, qui a corrigé les épreuves du manuscrit ; elle reprendra l'entreprise paternelle avec son frère, vers 1854. En preuve d'une gratitude profonde et éternelle pour la correction du manuscrit entier de cet ouvrage, offert à Mademoiselle Nanine Weissenbruch. Bruxelles le Avril 1839. Louis Lubliner ; ex-dono doré frappé sur le premier plat, Amitié reconnaissante, et monogramme doré, N. W. frappé en pied. Exemplaire interfolié. Bel exemplaire dans une fine reliure romantique à la cathédrale non signé. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Un grand homme de province à Paris EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Hippolyte Souverain, 1839. Fine. Hippolyte Souverain, Paris 1839, 13x21,5cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Edition sought this novel is the second part of "Lost Illusions". Binders bradel the full blue cardboard, back smooth decorated with gold threads, as exhibits cartoning sienna, subsequent bindings. A few small spots without gravity, a clear halo heads the last pages of the first volume, the leaves of the end of each ad volume are missing. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale recherchée de ce roman qui constitue la seconde partie des "Illusions perdues". Reliures à la bradel en plein cartonnage bleu, dos lisses ornés de filets dorés, pièces de titre de cartonnage terre de Sienne, reliures postérieures. Quelques petites taches sans gravité, une auréole claire en têtes des derniers feuillets du premier volume, les feuillets d'annonce en fin de chaque volume font défaut.  

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        Cent et Un Robert-Macaire, Les

      Paris: Chez Aubert et Cie, , 1839. An Exceptionally Rare Original Hand-Colored Copy [DAUMIER, Honoré, illustrator]. PHILIPON, Charles. Les Cent et Un Robert-Macaire composés et dessinés par M. H. Daumier, sur les Idées et les Légendes de M. Ch. Philipon réduits et lithographiés par MM***; Texte par MM. Maurice Alhoy et Louis Huart. Paris: Chez Aubert et Cie, 1839. First Quarto Edition. Two quarto volumes bound in one. (10 3/4 x 8 3/8 inches; 273 x 212 mm.). [viii], [2, advertisements], [200], [3], [1, blank]; [vi], [2, advertisements], [202], [3], [1, blank] pp. With 101 magnificent hand-colored lithographed plates, heightened with gum arabic. Contemporary three-quarter maroon straight-grain morocco over marbled boards, ruled in gilt. Spine with five raised bands decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, marbled end-papers. Front free endpaper with the small blue leather bookplates of R. Descamps Scrive and Georges Laine, and also the engraved bookplate of Bernard Bloch-Levalois. A fine and large example with spectacular original hand-coloring and a fine provenance. "Les Robert-Macaire remains Daumier's best-known series?Baudelaire chose it, along with Histoire ancienne, for specific discussion in his essay on French caricaturists, and Carteret accorded it a place in his bibliography. Its contemporary popularity was immense. As an album it was published by Aubert in an edition of 2500 copies, a far larger number than for any other series. Yet, so persistent was the demand, that 600 two-volume sets of reduced copies, called Les cent-et-un Robert-Macaire, were published in 1839?When politics became a forbidden topic in Le charivari, where Caricaturana [Les Robert-Macaire] first appeared, Daumier and Philipon turned to social satire. If they could not attack Louis Philippe directly, they could at least show the kind of society that flourished under his gross and venal regime. Taking the flamboyant and florid swindler Macaire from the character that Frédérick Lemaître had created in a hack melodrama called L'Auberge des adrets, they showed him and his inseparable companion, the dejected and meager Bertrand, ranging through all kinds of commercial enterprise, in the stock market, in the banks, in the courts, and in dozens of other public settings, never failing to find eager dupes. Macaire is equally persuasive in the encounters of private life, where no situation finds him at a loss for an appropriate flower of sentiment?Though Daumier's designs are superb in themselves, particularly in the variety of supple and telling poses?that he conceives for Macaire and Bertrand, they would be incomplete without the unfailing wit and point of Philipon's captions" (Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, pp. 234-236). "These reduced and for the most part reversed copies of Daumier's lithographs, apparently drawn by Menut Alophe, are greatly inferior to the originals. Unlike Caricaturana, the series is not often found colored" (Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, p. 236). Carteret III, p.187. Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, 162. Vicaire III, cols. 31-32 (under Alhoy) and V, cols. 572-573 (under Philipon).

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        View of Jeruzalem. From: 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.

      München, Heinrich von Mayr, 1839-1840. Oblong plate (48.8 x 36.8 cm), finely lithographed and hand-coloured.l Very rare, magnificent hand-coloured plate by the Nuremberg artist Heinrich von Mayr (1806-1871). Von Mayr accompanied 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" 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. This illustration depicts Jerusalem and its walls, from outside the city. The view has a broad, pictorial border. A fine, clean copy of this rarity. Kainbacher, 265 ("RRR - Rarität").

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        Journal of an invalid in pursuit of health during a voyage in the Mediterranean[,] Levant and Black Seas on board of the brig MacLeod 1839-1840. [Gateshead (Northumberland)?, ca. 1842], covering 20 October 1839-29 April 1840. 4to. Manuscript in English, with drawings of ships' flags, 1 steel-engraved postcard and 8 steel-engraved topographic prints (inserted as plates). Contemporary gold-tooled maroon goatskin morocco.

      An extremely detailed journal of a voyage to the Ottoman Empire in the 325 ton brig Macleod and of the writer's adventures ashore in numerous cities there and in the Middle East, averaging about 3 pages per day, but with much more at the most interesting sights. It was written by Saunderson Walker after his return to England, clearly based on a journal kept during the voyage.After a brief introduction with background information and an account of the preparations, the present journal records his departure on 22 October 1839 and gives a daily log of the voyage and the islands on the way from England to Constantinople, where he arrived on 23 November. He devotes about sixty pages to the city and its surroundings before setting off for Smyrna (Izmir) on the steamer Stambool. After about 45 pages on Smyrna he set off again, visiting Rhodes, Cyprus, Beirut, Palestine, Egypt, then back to Smyrna and Constantinople for another long stay. After an excursion through the Black Sea to Odessa and back he set off for home, departing on 21 February 1840 and arriving in Falmouth on 19 April. Walker gives very detailed descriptions of sights, events and people, visiting the bazars, the Seraglio, mosques, baths, dances and religious ceremonies. He ventured beyond the usual tourist sights, however. Coming from a shipping family he arranged to view the Ottoman and Egyptian fleets.The inserted steel engravings are foxed and a few leaves of the manuscript have browned patches, but it is otherwise in very good condition. The binding is worn at the hinges and has some surface cracks in the spine, but is otherwise also very good. A very extensive and remarkably detailed picture of life in the Ottoman Empire in 1839/40.

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        12 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Zus. 32 S., 8. Er besuchte das Priesterseminar der Diözese Chartres und war auf dem Priesterseminar St. Sulpice in Paris eingeschrieben. Am 25. Mai 1839 wurde er zum Diözesanpriester der Diözese Chartres geweiht. Danach war er als Vikar in der Kathedrale von Chartres tätig und wurde 1844 zum Generalvikar ernannt. Seine Wahl zum Bischof von Poitiers erfolgte am 29. Mai 1849, die am 28. September 1849 bestätigt wurde. Der Bischof von Chartres Claude-Hippolyte Clausel de Montals und die Mitkonsekratoren Bischof Pierre-Louis Parisis von Langres und Jean-Nicaise Gros von Versailles weihten ihn am 25. November 1849 zum Bischof. Bischof Pie war anfangs kein Befürworter des Dogmas zur Unfehlbarkeit des Papstes (vergleiche auch: Pastor Aeternus von 1870), seine Meinung änderte er nach der Teilnahme am Ersten Vatikanischen Konzil (1869-1870) und wurde ein starker Verfechter dieses Dogmas. Am 12. Mai 1879, dem ersten Konsistorium des Jahres 1879, wurde er von Papst Leo XIII. (1878-1903) zum Kardinal erhoben, am 22. September 1879 erhielt er das rote Birett, gleichzeitig wurde ihm als Kardinalpriester die Kirche Santa Maria della Vittoria in Rom übertragen. Er starb am 17. Mai 1880 und wurde in der Kathedrale von Poitiers beigesetzt (Wikipedia). - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. -

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        Kronik der Kinder der Preussen und der Kinder der Holländer. Beschrieben in biblischer Sprache. "Utrecht" [= Altona?], 1788. 8vo. With engraved frontispiece, titled: "Es lebe Oranien", woodcut vignette on title-page and at the end, and a woodcut headpiece. Contemporary paper wrappers.

      Bilderdijk, Geschiedenis des Vaderlands XXII (1839), p. 208 ("zeldzaam"); GVK (2 copies); Picarta (3 copies); STCN (2 copies). Curious German-language chronicle of Dutch history, probably published under pseudonym. It relates in a sort of biblical language the history of the Dutch Patriot Movement, especially in Utrecht, and the intervention by the Prussians in support of the party of the Orangists, preceded by a short survey of the history of the Dutch Stadtholders, the Princes of Orange, since the rebellion against Spain. The author seems to be in favour of the Orangist party, as the title of the frontispiece "Long live Orange" also suggests. This engraving shows soldiers on horseback fighting, while in the background a fortified city is being bombarded from across the river.Wrappers worn, tattered spine. Text foxed and slightly dog-eared. Untrimmed copy of a rare work on the Dutch Patriot Movement.

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        The jotting book; a political and literary experiment

      London, John Murray, 1839-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Bound in original 1/4 cloth over brown boards. 1st ed. Scarce title. Scattered foxing. Subtitle: I. Progressive Thoughts on the Practical Working of the House of Commons before and since the Reform Bill; intended as an argument for the genuine finality of that meassure; being extracts from the diary of a resolute optimist in all that regards the Constitution of England. Hall dedicates this book to Sir Robert Peel, Lord Stanley and Sir Francis Burdett. Hall's Jottings contain his dated thoughts on the progress of the Reform Bill of 1832. The Great Reform Act was a significant victory for democracy in the United Kingdom that attempted to attack the problem of the rotten borough system. It greatly increased the franchise among adult males. It is a reasonable supposition that without this Reform Bill the United Kingdom would have faced widespread bloody revolution and labor strife seen in other parts of Europe during the 19th century. BMC I:533.459.

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        Jack Sheppard.

      London: Richard Bentley,, 1839. A Romance. With Illustrations by George Cruikshank. In Three Volumes. 3 volumes, octavo (200 x 123 mm). Original green cloth, spines lettered in gilt, spines and boards elaborately decorated in blind, edges uncut. Housed in a red morocco slipcase with cloth chemise, lettered, ruled, and decorated in gilt and black. Engraved portrait frontispiece and 8 plates to vol. I, 9 plates to vol. II, 10 to vol. III. Bookplates of the American oil tycoon and philanthropist Edward Laurence Doheny (1856-1935) and his second wife, the rare book collector Carrie Estelle Doheny, to front pastedowns and free endpapers, bookseller's catalogue entry tipped-in to vol. I front free endpaper. Bound without the two page publisher's advertisement before the frontispiece of vol. I as called for by Sadleir and Wolfe. Spine ends and corners bruised, a few knocks to extremities, boards marked and spines a little faded, two hinges partly cracked but holding very firm, contents evenly lightly browned, a very good set. First edition of one of the most popular and polarising "Newgate" novels, accompanied by some of Cruikshank's best illustrative work. "Praised for its vivid writing, especially its depiction of a storm on the Thames and its account of Jack Sheppard's escape from Newgate prison, the novel became so popular that by the end of 1839 nine different theatrical versions of it had appeared on the London stage. One of these versions introduced the hit song of the season ('Nix my Dolly, Pals'), based on a 'flash song' of criminal slang that Ainsworth had written for Rookwood. But Jack Sheppard also provoked criticism. John Forster attacked it in The Examiner for glorifying criminals, William Makepeace Thackeray did the same in his novel Catherine, and there were even suggestions that the notorious murder committed by Courvoisier in 1840 had been inspired by a reading of Ainsworth's novel" (ODNB). Ainsworth and Cruikshank's collaborative relationship, which began with Ainsworth's first novel Rookwood (1836), would continue over the next decade as the popular illustrator provided wood-engraved and steel-etched plates for several more of Ainsworth's historical novels. It is considered some of Cruikshank's finest work: "he regularly honours Ainsworth with a careful minuteness and polish of execution he had accorded to no earlier author, certainly not Dickens. And the results of this prolonged careful devotion to 'effect' can be very fine in the richly dense gatherings of shadow, and the glimmerings and percolations of light that break out here and there in clear gleams" (Patten, p. 144). Carrie Estelle Doheny's library in Camarillo, California "represented one of the rarest book libraries in the United States. Within the collection, 4,000 volumes were rare books and first editions. Fifteen hundred of the volumes were comprised of autograph letters and important historical and literary manuscripts. Early vellum manuscripts such as bibles, gospels, commentaries, liturgical works, and ornamented books revealed the prominence of the collection" (Cheung, p. 97).

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        Der Twingherren-Streit, 1470. Der bernischen Jugend gewidmet auf den Neujahrstag 1839. - Angebunden: Neujahrs-Blatt, der bernischen Jugend gewidmet für die Jahre 1840, 1843, 1846, 1848, 1849, 1850, 1851, 1852.

      Bern: Huber 1839-1852. 9 Hefte in 1 Band gebunden. Gr.-8°. 213 S., 9 Kupfertafeln. Halbleinen (Beschriftungsschildchen auf Rücken, im Schnitt etwas braunfleckig, Textseiten teilweise leicht stockfleckig, Kupfertafeln vermehrt stockfleckig).Versand D: 8,00 EUR Helvetica, Bernensia

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        Rollo's Experiments

      Boston: Weeks, Jordan, and Company, 1839. First Edition. Frontispiece and 4 plates. 180pp. 12mo. Original brown ribbed cloth, gilt stamped on upper cover. A brilliant copy, with a modicum of foxing. Bookplate of Blairhame. Stamp of Charles C. Chase of Hopkinton, N.H. and label of bequest to him in 1840. In brown cloth dropbox and leather label. First Edition. Frontispiece and 4 plates. 180pp. 12mo. BRILLIANT COPY. The seventh Rollo book.

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        De la bienfaisance publique. Nouvelle edition. Tome premier (-tome seconde)

      Societ? Belge de Librairie, 1839. 2 voll. in 8, pp. XIII + (3) + 504 con tavv. sinott. n.t. e 1 tav. f.t. piu' volte rip.; 550 con tavv. sinott. n.t. Intonsi. Alcune cc. presentano leggere gore marginali. Br. ed. Seconda ed. dello stesso anno della prima pubblicata a Parigi di uno dei piu' importanti e completi trattati sulla storia dell'indigenza considerata nei suoi rapporti con l'economia sociale, la storia e la statistica. L'A. si sofferma sulla nascita delle istituzioni volte a porre un argine al fenomeno in Francia e nelle altre nazioni europee con un'analisi dettagliata delle diverse legislazioni. Gerando mette a frutto la lunga esperienza in qualita' di direttore degli ospizi parigini, delle case per sordomuti, e di altre istituzioni previdenziali. Il suo approccio ai problemi sociali deriva sicuramente dal fatto che egli dedichi i suoi primi studi all'antropologia, pubblica infatti una guida all'osservazione dei popoli selvaggi ed e' considerato come il primo antropologo francese. Con Le visiteur du pauvre, apparso nel 1824, Gerando fa dell'osservazione la condizione stessa dello studio degli indigenti: la 'visita' non ha piu' solo una funzione caritatevole ma una funzione di osservazione. Manca a Kress. ITA

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        Exposition de l'Industrie Française en 1839. Rapport du Jury Central.

      Chez L. Bouchard-Huzard, Paris 1839 - 3 vol. in-8 de LV-544-(2) pp. ; 531 pp. ; 567 pp., Table Alphabétique des fabricants et des artistes récompensés par le Jury central de l'Exposition, demi-basane, dos à nerfs orné de filets dorés (relié vers 1860). Neuvième exposition des produits de l'industrie. Parmi les 44 membres du Jury central présidé par le baron Thénard avec pour vice-président le baron Charles Dupin et pour secrétaire général Payen, on trouve Michel Chevalier, le libraire Jules Renouard, Héricart de Thury, Gay-Lussac, Adolphe Blanqui, Alexandre Brongniart, Girod de l'Ain. 3381 exposants se réunirent pour présenter leurs produits jugés par huit commissions spéciales : Tissus, Métaux et substances minérales, Instruments de précision et Instruments de musique, Arts chimiques, Beaux-Arts, Arts céramiques, Arts divers. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Spécies générales et iconographie des coquilles vivantes comprenant la collection du Muséum d'Histoire naturelle de Paris, la collection Lamarck, celle du Prince Masséna (appartenant maintenant A. M. B. Delessert) et les découvertes récentes des voyageurs. Famille des canalifères. I. Cérite (Cerithium), pleurotome (Pleurotoma), fuseau (Fusinus).

      Paris, Rousseau, and J. B. Baillière, 1839-1842. 4to (32.0 x 25.0 cm). Title page and half title, 250 pp., 90 finely hand-coloured engraved plates [104 pp., 32 plates (cérite); 84 pp., 27 plates (pleurotome); 62 pp., 31 plates [numbered 1-30, 17bis] (fuseau)]. Contemporary half cloth over marbled boards. Spines with gilt title. Marbled endpapers.l A very rare large-paper edition of this beautifully executed work of great scientific (taxonomical and nomenclatural) importance containing the descriptions and illustrations of many new and poorly known shells. The larger quarto edition is more suitable to the fine illustrations by Duménil, Roch, Vaillant, Kiener himself, and others, as this work was meant to be of both scientific and aesthetic value. Nissen only mentions the 8vo edition, but on original wrappers from Kiener's time the work was stated to be available in "Grand in-8°, papier grand-raisin...figures coloriées. 6 fr.", AND "Grand in-4°, papier vélin satiné, figures coloriées 12 [fr]", i.e. twice as expensive. Louis Charles Kiener (1799-1881) made use of the famous Delessert collection and that of the Natural History Museum of Paris, the largest and most varied repositories of conchological material on the continent. "He soon put it to good use; and in 1834 he published the first part of his ‘Spécies'... This exquisitely illustrated iconography, started before the Sowerbys and Reeve began to issue theirs, appeared at intervals up to 1880, when eleven volumes had been completed" (Dance, A History of Shell Collecting). This volume covers three groups, viz. the Cerithiidae and related families, and Triphoridae; the turrids (s.l.), and the Fasciolariidae, published in parts between 1839 and 1842. The fine, hand-coloured plates by Maubert, Roch, De la Haye, and others are among the most beautiful illustrations ever published. Slight rubbing to the boards, a few sections in the text spotted, but generally rather clean; a few plates with some spots, but mostly clean. More in detail: title pages and half titles spotted; first text leaves of each part less so with scattered, mostly marginal spotting, a few plates in "fuseau" a bit toned, all other plates with only a few small spots or, in most plates, clean. The colouring strong yet subtle, often bright, enhanced with gum arabic. Caprotti, p. 197; Dance, p. 137; Faber, pp. 64-65; Nissen ZBI, 2183.

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        Buenos Ayres, and the Provinces of the Rio de la Plata: their Present State, Trade, and Debt; with some Account from Original Documents of the Progress of Geographical Discovery in those parts of South America during the last Sixty Years

      John Murray, London 1839 - xxviii, 415 pp. + [adv]. 16 pp. Illus. with 5 plates ( 2 hand-colored, 1 folding). Lacking the large folding map. An objective and scholarly account. "Parish established his residence in Buenos Aires in 1824 and became the friend of Rivadvia, Rosas, and Dorrego. His work. is an important source of information on the provinces of Entre Rios, Cordoba, La Rioja, and especially Salta," Griffin p. 550. "The author is the discoverer of those extraordinary fossil animals, the megatherium and the glyptodon. Contains information not to be found in the second edition," Sabin. Palau 213095. Sabin 58612. Griffin 5918. Larned 4085. Lacking the general map, joints split, chips to head and tail of spine, spine torn and reattached, boards rubbed, some sunning, accession numbers on backstrip, first signature loose, some foxing including to edges of plates, otherwise leaves clean. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Widow Barnaby. FIRST EDITION. 3 vols.

      Richard Bentley. 1839 Some light foxing. Contemp. half dark blue calf, gilt devices, maroon leather labels; spines sl. darkened, hinges carefully repaired in places. A good-plus copy.Sadleir XIXC 3250; Wolff 6839.

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