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        A Synopsis of the Birds of North America

      Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1839 350 pages. Original cloth covered boards. Rebacked in a light brown cloth with gold stamped lettering. Original covers are scuffed, and worn along edges. New end leaves. At top of title page is inked "Halifax, Nova Scotia" and a name, possible Edward Bland, and a date of March 1852. There is scattered inked and pencil marginalia, all neat and non-intrusive. The contents are otherwise generally clean, though show light smudges and just a little light foxing. To the lower blank portion of the last page of text is sewn pages 65-68 of "The Mails for New York," and a notation that the date may be1853 or54. The article is titled "Birds of Bermuda" with a note that the names are taken from the currently listed title. This is followed by a single leaf (two page) insert from 1854 "Natural History" with an article titled "Description of a New Species of Bird of the Genus Larus Linn" by George N. Lawrence. . First Edition. Cloth - Hard Cover. Good/No Dust Jacket.

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        OEUVRES COMPLETES DE M. LE VICOMTE DE CHATEAUBRIAND EN 19 TOMES NUMEROTES DE 1 A 23 - MANQUE TOME 7 + TOME 11 + TOME 14 + TOME 15.

      CHARLES GOSSELIN 1839 - ROD0108623: 19 TOMES NUMEROTES DE 1 A 23 : 1+2+3+4+5+6+8+9+10+12+13+16+17+18+19+20+21+22+23 : environ 300-350 pages pour chaque tome. Etiquettes collée sur les coiffes en tête. Tampon sur les pages de titre et les pages 25. Trace de mouillures sans réelle conséquence sur la lecture. 5 PHOTOS DISPONIBLES. - MANQUE TOME 7 + TOME 11 + TOME 14 + TOME 15 - TOME 1 (ESSAI SUR LES REVOLUTIONS 1) + TOME 2 (ESSAI SUR LES REVOLUTIONS 2) + TOME 3 (MELANGES HISTORIQUES) + TOME 4 (ETUDES HISTORIQUES 1) + TOME 5 (ETUDES HISTORIQUES 2) + TOME 6 (ETUDES HISTORIQUES 3) + TOME 8 (ITINERAIRE DE PARIS A JERUSALEM 1) + TOME 9 (ITINERAIRE DE PARIS A JERUSALEM 2) + TOME 10 (ATALA) + TOME 12 (GENIE DU CHRISTIANISME 2) + TOME 13 (GENIE DU CHRISTIANISME 3) + TOME 16 (LES NATCHEZ 1) + TOME 17 (LES NATCHEZ 2) + TOME 18 (MELANGES LITTERAIRES) + TOME 19 (MELANGES POLITIQUES 1) + TOME 20 (MELANGES POLITIQUES 2) + TOME 21 (OPINIONS ET DISCOURS) + TOME 22 (POLEMIQUE) + TOME 23 (LE PARADIS PERDUS). In-8 Relié. Etat d'usage. Coins frottés. Dos satisfaisant. Mouillures Classification Dewey : 840-Littératures des langues romanes. Littérature française [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. London, 5. V. 1839.

      1839. 1 S. auf gefalt. Doppelblatt. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). 4to. An einen Herrn Binder in Amsterdam: "j'ai remis votre lettre à M. Laporte qui m'a répondu qu'il avait fait banquera et que vous deviez bien le savoir que par conséquent vous n'avez droit à rien, et qu'il est inutile que vous lui écriviez d'avantage. Je regrette de ne pouvoir faire ce que vous désirez rapport aux 25 lires que vous me demandez j'ai en plusieurs malheurs ayant mal placé mon argent, et maintenant il me faut le plus grand ordre pour faire face à mes engagements [...] ".

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        [Pre-Raphaelite Stained Glass Watercolor Design- Thomas WIlliam Camm, Camm Studios] Exquisite Watercolor Four-Part Design for Stained Glass: The Good Shepherd, Captain of the Lords, The Host, The Sower

      Spectacular large four-part cut-away watercolor (29 x 17cm) by Thomas William Camm, with four parts, mounted on thick gray board. With four tall and narrow illustrations, "The Good Shepherd," "Captain of the Lords," "The Host," and "The Sower" as well as detailed stained-glass design above and below central figures. Expertly painted with a high degree of detail and skill. Thomas William Camm (1839-1912), founder, chief artist/designer and manufacturer of stained glass in England, opening operation in 1865 as Camm Brothers in Smethwick, and later, "The Studio." Thomas Camm was one of the most accomplished stained glass designers of the period. The American architect Ralph Adams Cram wrote "at the present moment a large number of artists in England are producing work of most singular beauty and perfection. Amongst these I have no hesitation in placing Mr. Camm easily as the first". His daughter Florence Camm produced most of the artwork for the company after his death in 1912. The studio won medals in Paris in 1878, Sydney in 1879 and in Turin in 1911 and commissions came in from America, Spain, New Zealand and India. Dozens of churches, institutions and private homes in England still boast stained glass windows designed by Camm and his daughter. Design #3372 (written in pen at bottom left, signe "T. W. Camm, The Studio, Smethwick," lower right). Near fine, with minor wear to extremity of card matte. Provenance: Directly from Camm Studio Estate.

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        Narrative of a Journey to the Site of Babylon in 1811, now first published:: Memoir of the Ruins; with engravings from the original sketches by the author: Remarks on the topography of Ancient Babylon, by Major Rennell; in reference to the memoir:.

      Duncan & Malcolm, London 1839 - 8 vo. xlvii, 324 pp. 25 plates, 1 folding plan, half-title, title gilt on raised decorated spine, marbled endpaper & edges, bookplate of Edward Blore, occasional spotting, slightly rubbed. First edition, edited by Mary MacIntosh Rich (his widow) A "Memoir on the Ruins with Engravings from the Original Sketches by the Author, Remarks on the Topography of Ancient Babylon by Major Rennell; Second Memoir on the Ruins with a Narrative of a Journey to Persepolis with hitherto Unpublished Cuneiform Inscriptions Copied at Persepolis." Claudius James Rich (March 28, 1787 – October 5, 1821) was a British business agent, traveller and antiquarian scholar, with a gift for languages. In 1804 Rich went to Constantinople, where, and at Smyrna, he stayed some time, perfecting himself in Turkish. Proceeding to Alexandria as assistant to the British consul-general there, he devoted himself to Arabic and its various dialects, and made himself master of Eastern manners and usage's. On leaving Egypt he travelled by land to the Persian Gulf, disguised as a Mamluk, visiting Damascus, and entering the great mosque undetected. At Bombay, which he reached in September 1807, he was the guest of Sir James Mackintosh, whose eldest daughter Mary he married on 22 January 1808, proceeding soon after to Baghdad as resident. There he began his investigations into the geography, history and antiquities of the district. He explored the remains of Babylon, and projected a geographical and statistical account of the Pashalic of Baghdad. The results of his work at Babylon appeared first in the Vienna serial Mines de l'Orient, and in 1839 in London under the title Narrative of a Journey to the Site of Babylon in 1811. Bibliographic references: Brunet IV, 1279.V.G. Weber I 299, Hopkirk 1078, Burrell 689. Size: 8vo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Tor - Vanga di Trento.

      Marietti G.A., Trento, 1839. Calcografia di dimensioni 16,2x24,4 cm. Buono, ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo. Singolare veduta raffigurante la città di Trento con particolare attenzione rivolta alla torre Vanga e al panorama fluviale. In primo piano filare d'alberi lungo le rive del fiume Adige e scene di vita quotidiana. La stampa si trova in "I castelli del Tirolo colla storia delle relative antiche potenti famiglie" di Agostino Perini.

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        Patriarcale Basilica Liberiana illustrata per cura di Agostino Valentini.

      Roma, a spese di Agostino Valentini, 1839. In folio, mz. pelle coeva in nervi, tit. in oro al dorso, pp. (6nn)-118. Ediz. orig. Vol. corredato da 103 acqueforti incise al tratto (una più volte pieg.), che illustrano la chiesa con dettagli architettonici, sculture e dipinti , con esaustive spiegazioni. Le tavole sono in gran parte disegnate da Guglielmini e portate su rame da incisori vari. Leg. con segni d'uso, mancanza di circa 2 cm. alla parte sup. del dorso, usura agli angoli e carta di rivestimento dei piatti un po' consunta. La tav. più volte pieg. presenta una lievissima arrossatura nel punto di piega.

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        SHROPSHIRE NEWSPAPER 54 issues 1839-40

      

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        The Frogs. [Translated by John Hookham Frere]

      W. Nichol, [London 1839 - First Edition of this translation by John Hookham Frere. 79 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Frere's Frogs. Inscribed on flyleaf: "Presented by the author, / The R. Hon. John Hookham Frere/ Valetta Malta 13 May 1845."From before the start of his diplomatic career, Frere was a sparkling writer of humorous poetry, especially as a translator of Aristophanes. He printed his renderings of the plays on the government printing press in Malta in 1839, and they were published in England in 1840 (in 1829 he had given S. T. Coleridge, whom he helped financially, a handwritten copy of these translations). His Ode on Aethelstan's Victory was written while he was at Eton and was admired by Sir James Mackintosh and Scott. He also published on King Arthur and the round table (1817) and on Theognis (1842). Byron's Beppo (1818) was written in imitation of him and in 1819 he formed one of Byron's 'cursed puritanical committee', which decided against the publication of the first canto of Don Juan."He was one of the founders of the Quarterly Review, though he wrote only one article for it (on Aristophanes in July 1820), signed 'W', for Whistlecraft, his nom de plume. He helped Robert Southey with his history of the Peninsular War (though he had pilloried him earlier in the Anti-Jacobin). Frere was a better man of letters than diplomatist, but it was to the latter calling that he gave the best of his life." - DNB. Half green morocco and marbled boards, t.e.g. Fine First Edition of this translation by John Hookham Frere. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Voyage en Italie

      - Ernest Bourdin, Paris 1839, Grd. in-8 (16,5x26cm), 342pp., relié. - Edizione illustrata con un grande in legno titolo vignette e 14 tavole inserto in acciaio Bound in rosso pieno di pelle di pecora Rivage firmato tempo. Torna liscio decorato con una composizione lungo ferri floreali e di semi. piatti a freddo ha colpito un piatto ornamentale alto con fogliame, uccelli, e la maschera con una parte centrale aperta; cornici dorate e freddo. bordi dorati. Ricco fregio interno. Tracce di attrito. Molto bella copia, i costi complessivi. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale illustrée d'une grande vignette de titre sur bois, un frohntipice et 14 planches hors-texte sur acier et papier fort, avec les serpentes. Gravures fines anglaises par Harding, Prout et Bartlett. Reliure en pleine basane rouge d'époque signée Rivage. Dos lisse ornée d'une composition en long de fers floraux et rocailles. Plat frappés à froid d'une grande plaque ornementale avec rinceaux, oiseaux, et masque, avec une pièce centrale nue ; encadrements dorés et à froid. Tranches dorées. Riche frise intérieure. Traces de frottements. Dédicace inséré par erreur du relieur dans l'introduction, sans conséquence. Très bel exemplaire, frais dans l'ensemble. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.  

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        Nordamerikas sittliche Zustände. Nach eigenen Anschauungen in den Jahren 1834, 1835 und 1836. 2 Bde.

      Leipzig, Brockhaus, 1839 - Gr.-8°. Erster Band ("Boden und Geschichte. Religiöses. Erziehung und Unterricht. Armuth und Mildthätigkeit. Volk und Gesellschaft") XXVIII, 514 S. mit 2 gefalt. Musikbeilagen u.1 gefalt. Karte. // Zweiter Bd. ("Verbrechen und Strafen") XII, 502 S., 1 BI. Mit 68 "Tafel" genannte Tabellen (auf 27 beidseitig bedruckten Falttafeln) u. mit 13 lithogr. Falttafeln ("Platte" genannt) mit zahlreichen Abb. u. Grundrissen. Erste Ausgabe des epochemachenden Werks (Howes J 277. Sabin 36891. ADB XIV, S. 687). Der Hamburger Arzt und Schriftsteller Nikolaus Heinrich Julius (1783-1862) gilt als Begründer der Gefängniswissenschaft und reformierte das Gefängniswesen in Preußen. - Die 68 interessanten Tabellen listen Verbrechen, Gerichtsverhandlungen, Anklagen und Strafen auf, teils nach Hautfarbe u. Geschlecht differenziert. - Die Lithographien zeigen z. B. die genaue Architektur des Gefängnisses von Kingston / Ontario (9 Grund u. Aufrisse auf 4 Falttafeln), der Strafanstalten in Philadelphia, Pittsburg usw. - Die Musikbeilagen sind die Noten von "Yankee Doodle" und "The Bee-Gum". Besonders interessant ist die Karte "Vereinigte Staaten", die den damaligen Stand zeigt: "Die Sklavenstaaten sind schraffiert." - Titel gestempelt, alte Besitzeiträge auf den Vorsätzen, sonst außergewöhnlich gutes Exemplar mit weißem, fleckenlosem Papier. - Alle Tafeln sind sehr gut. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 Bd. 1 Schwarze Pappe d. Zeit mit Rückenschild in Rot. Bd. 2 ist im gleichen Stil sehr gut nachgebunden. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage en Italie

      first edition illustrated with a large vignette of title on wood and 14 boards inset on steel Binding in full red antique shade signed Rivage. Smooth back decorated with a composition in long floral irons and rocailles. Flat cold-stripped of a large ornamental plate with foliage, birds, and mask, with a bare central part; Frames golden and cold. Slices golden. Rich interior frieze. Traces of friction. Very nice copy, fresh overall. Ernest Bourdin Paris 1839 Grd. in-8 (16,5x26cm) 342pp. relié

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        Histoire naturelle des poissons d'eau douce de l'Europe Centrale:Livraison I: Histoire naturelle des Poissons d'eau douce. PLANCHES [Salmo et Thymallus], with 30 text-leaves with text in French, German and English and 27 plates of which 20 splendidly coloured. Livraison II: Embryology des Salmones. By C. Vogt, with 10 text leaves with text in French, German and English and 14 plates of which 3 coloured.

      Neuchâtel, aux frais de l'auteur, 1839-1842. Oblong-folio (320 x 470mm). Contemporary half calf (worn). The here offered first livraison is the most attractive section of one the most beautiful works on fishes. Although its title suggests otherwise, this classic ichthyological work deals with Salmonidae only. No finer plates have ever been made on Salmons; the fishes almost seem to be alive, as many of the illustrations are heightened with silver. Second Livraison with serious marginal staining. /Our copy does not include the text to 'Embryologie des Salmones', by C. Vogt. pp. vi, 326, (2) and the atlas to 'Anatomie des Salmones' by L. Agassiz & C. Vogt. [Planches] with 18 (3 partly hand-coloured) plates including 4 overlays. The text-part to the 'Anatomie des Salmones' was published separately in the 'Mém. Soc. Sc. de Neuchâtel'. The work is famous for its splendid plates in the first livraison. These plates were drawn by Sebastian Minsinger and von Dinkel."Ihm sind auch die lebenswahren Abbildungen im der ersten Lieferung der 'Histoire naturelle des poissons...' von Louis Agassiz zu verdanken. Die übrige Teile dieses bahnbrechenden Werkes, das sich entgegen seinem Titel allein mit Salmoniden befasst, enthalten nur anatomische und embryologische Figuren, deren ästhetischen Wert naturgemäß allein in ihrer sauberen und eindringlichen Ausführung liegt" (Nissen, Schöne Fischbücher p. 28).//Nissen, Schöne Fischbücher 1; Wood 181.

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

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

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        La Journée du Chrétien sanctifiée par la Prière et la Méditation.

      Mise dans un nouvel ordre et considérablement augmentée, édition illustrée par Mgr. l'Archevêque de Paris, 1 vol. in-18 reliure de l'époque plein chagrin maroquiné vert, dos lisse orné en long, quadruple encadrement doré avec volutes et roses en plats, coupes et chasses ornées, toutes tranches dorées, Louis Janet, Paris, s.d. (1839), 2 ff., II-596 pp. avec 10 planches hors texte coloriées Splendide petit ouvrage d'étrennes parfaitement relié et orné de 10 magnifiques planches coloriées sous serpente. Bon état. Français

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        Werke. (Band 5 und 6: Leben und Briefe. Herausgegeben von Julius Eduard Hitzig).

      Leipzig, Weidmann'sche Buchhandlung 1836-1839. - 6 Bände. Mit einem kolorierten Frontispiz, 2 Stahlstichporträts, 4 Radierungen von A. Schröder, 2 Karten und einer gefalteten Tabelle. Leinwandbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und blingeprägter Deckelfiletierung. Goedeke VI,153,50. - Erste Gesamtausgabe. - Herausgegeben von E. Hitzig, der auch die Biographie in Band 6 verfasste. - Ecken leicht bestossen. Teilweise stark stockfleckig.

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

       Kupferstich von G. Mayer und C. Schleich für das \"topographische Bureau des k.b. Generalquartiermeisterstabes\", München, dat. 1839, 71 x 103 cm. Schefold 40204. - Hochinteressanter, sehr detaillierter Plan von imposantem Format. - Faltspuren (dort etwas gebräunt) hinterlegt und geringe Stockflecken, vor allem im Rand. Für ein Blatt dieser Größe gut erhalten. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Schwaben

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        BADENIA oder das badische Land und Volk. 1. Aufl., 1. Band.

      Karlsruhe und Freiburg, Herder 1839 - VIII, IV, 1 Bl., 290 S., 1 Bl., 20 S. mit insgesamt 19 Illustr., (Karten, Ansichten, Trachten, 3 farbig), schlichter Halbleinenband der Zeit, ---hübscher Besitzvermerk auf Vors., Tafel des Bernhard knapp beschnitten, Ansicht von Breisach mit gr. Einriss, dieser hinterlegt, insgesamt noch ordentl. +++Antiquariat seit 30 Jahren+++

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        BEHEMOTH: A LEGEND OF THE MOUND-BUILDERS

      New York: J. & H. G. Langley. Boston: Weeks, Jordan & Co., 1839.. 12mo, pp. [1-4: ads] [i-iii] iv-vi [vii-viii] 1-192, flyleaves at front and rear, original blue cloth, printed paper label affixed to spine panel. First edition. The survival of the Mound Builders in the Valley of the Mississippi is threatened by a giant mastodon who destroys their towns and devastates their crops. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1455. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992. Wright (I) 1827. Early owner's name stamped on the front flyleaf and the first leaf of publisher's advertisements. Touch of wear to spine ends and corner tips, a couple of light stains to cloth, paper label rubbed, front free endpaper missing, a very good copy. (#153299)

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        Life of Jehudi Ashmun, late Colonial Agent in Liberia, with appendix, second edition --inscribed by the author

      New York: Robinson and Franklin, 1839. Second edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Inscribed by the author to Rev. Quay on the fly leaf. According to the 'Historical Papers and Addresses of the Lancaster County, Volumes 26-7' Gurley, on behalf of the American Colonization Society, was sent to Lancaster County on March 11, 1855 to give a speech on the topic of African colonization. Rev. Quay, the agent of the Pennsylvania Colonization Society, offered the opening prayers. Quoting from the Papers, 'The meeting was addressed in an eloquent and impressive manner by Gurley .... who, as is well known, had been engaged for more than thirty years laboring faithfully for the liberation and elevation of the colored race at home and abroad.' A book that is scarcely found signed by the author, here with an impressive, and recorded association. 1839, Second Edition. Hardcover, in later blue cloth. 396, 160 pp. Engraved frontis of Ashmun. Front hinge complete separated. Light foxing and staining throughout. A small piece from the lower left corner of the title page is missing. A solid, but wanting copy, with an excellent inscription. Digital images available upon request.

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        Report of a Committee Appointed by a General Meeting to Enquire into the Prospects of a Company Established in London for Navigating the Rivers in the East Indies by Steam Boats

      Smith, Elder and Co., London 1839 - First edition(?). Octavo. Disbound. 49pp., folding map. Lacking wrappers; title page and folding map detached from sewing; good. A scarce report establishes an early point for the English empire's interest in establishing a steam boat line in India, and the methods by which they proposed to go about doing so. Commercial manufacturers and various merchants from Manchester, Liverpool and India were enlisted to support the proposal, and the report outlines navigational routes, estimations of cost, and the enthusiasm of changing maritime trading methods up and down the Ganges. The idea for an East India Inland Steam Navigation Company apparently began percolating in 1837 and this report fits nicely within the small pantheon of material devoted to this literature. Not in *OCLC*. One copy found at the British Library. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Tauben

      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 -

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        Abhandlung über Perkussion und Auskultation.

      Vienna: J. G. Ritter von Mösle's Witwe & Braumüller, 1839. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (217 x 133 mm). xviii, [2], 271 [1] pp. Contemporary quarter cloth over speckled boards, printed paper spine label (spine ends chipped, extremities worn, corners bumped). Internally slightly browned, occasional light spotting including to title-page, a few scattered small ink stains. Provenance: Dr. Leo Klemperer (signature to front flyleaf). ----Heirs of Hippocrates 1676; Garrison-Morton 2676; Waller 8978; Wellcome 3024616; Hirsch-Hubotter V, 429. FIRST EDITION. Joseph Skoda (1805-1881) "classified the various sounds obtained on percussion according to their musical pitch and tone. Skoda's resonance is an important diagnostic sign in pneumonia and pericardial effusion. Following Skoda's work percussion at last gained general acceptance as a diagnostic procedure" (Garrison-Morton). "Skoda was born in Bohemia and studied medicine in Vienna where he eventually became one of the leading teachers of the revitalized Vienna school of medicine. His collaboration with Rokitansky ... helped place the New Vienna School at the leading edge of the advancement of medical knowledge... Skoda's discoveries and observations in this area of clinical diagnosis were included in the present work which went through six editions and was translated into English in 1853." (Eimas, Heirs of Hippocrates 1676). Very Good.

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        Reise nach Malta und in das südliche Spanien im Jahre 1830.

      Wien, Verlag Schaumburg & Comp. 1839; EA; ca 22x14 cm; (4) 115 (1) Seiten mit 5 lith. Tafeln; Originalbroschureinband (Einband etwas staubfleckig, Deckel mit Stempel und Aufkleber, Rücken etwas rissig, Titel mit Stempel, ganz vereinzelt minimalst stockfleckig)Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        VOCABOLARIO MILANESE-ITALIANO.

      Regia Stamperia, 1839. 5 gr. voll. in-4, pp. L, 388; 428; 448; 556, 140, 8; XIII, 308, (2), bella leg. m. pelle coeva, carta dec. ai piatti, tit. oro al d. Tagli color. A detta del Prati il migliore fra i vocabolari dialettali milanesi. [355]

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        Vocabolario Milanese-Italiano.

      1839. Milano, Regia Stamperia, [poi Dalla Soc. tipogr. de' Classici italiani],1839-1856. 5 voll. in-8° grande; L pp., 1 c., 388 pp. - 428 pp. - 2 cc., 448 pp. - 2 cc., 556 pp., 2 cc. 140 pp., 4 cc. - XIX pp., 308 pp., 1 c.; legatura coeva in mezza pelle, titoli e filetti in oro al dorso. Qualche brunitura leggera al primo volume, gora al margine esterno delle prime pagine del terzo volume. Buon esemplare. Edizione definitiva del celebre vocabolario milanese, non comune a trovarsi cos? completo del supplemento uscito quasi vent'anni dopo per la Societ... Tipografica dei Classici Italiani. Il Cherubini mor? durante la pubblicazione dell'opera, che venne poi proseguita da Giuseppe Villa. Anche costui non pot‚ terminarla. Venne definitivamente compiuta da G.B. De Capitani. La presente edizione Š di gran lunga la pi-- ampia di questo vocabolario dialettale, certamente il migliore per il dialetto milanese. Predari, p. 377.

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        THEATRE AND CIRCUS PLAYBILL: THEATRE COVENTRY. ON MONDAY EVENING 30TH OF DECEMBER 1839.

      Coventry: William Rotherham . 1839 - Broadside. Woodcut and Letterpress on yellow paper (Very Good, soft folds, tiny holes in the left margin, slightly dusty in the edges, small tear on the right-hand side) 49.5 x 25.5 cm (19.5 x 10 inches) A rare playbill, dated December 30, 1839, advertises the evening preformance at the Theatre Coventry, presenting the plays Kenilworth and Is He Jealous. The image presents an acrobat act (or "Acrobat Feasts and Aerial Flights", as written on the playbill), by the Hemming Brothers. They also preformed as the Indian chiefs in the last preformance of the evening, Jocko or the Brasilian Ape. The play, originally called Jocko ou le Singe du Brésil, was a two-act play by Edmond Rochefort, popular in the early 19th century.

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        THREE EXPEDITIONS INTO THE INTERIOR OF EASTERN AUSTRALIA; with descriptions of the recently explored region of Australia Felix, and of the present colony of New South Wales.

      London, T. & W. Boone, 1839.. 2 volumes, complete set, SECOND EDITION 1839, "carefully revised". 8vo, approximately 220 x 135 mm, 8½ x 5½ inches, complete with 51 lithographed plates, many of indigenous Australians, and a large folding map, VOLUME I: pages: (2), xxi, (3), 355, rebound without the 8 pages of Opinions of the Press which preceded the frontispiece in the first edition, hand coloured frontispiece, title page with large vignette, and 20 plates including 1 map, plus large folding map hand coloured in outline in pocket at rear; VOLUME II: pages: (2), ix, (3), 415, frontispiece, title page with large vignette, and 29 plates, 3 folding, 4 hand coloured including a cockatoo, 1 map with hand coloured outlines, 2 folding hand coloured plates, 1 a geological sketch, the other showing a section of 2 caverns, illustrations in the text, bound in 19th century half dark green calf over marbled sides, gilt raised bands and decorative gilt bands, gilt lettered maroon morocco labels, edges speckled red, original pink endpapers. A touch of rubbing to head and tail of spines and corners, most plates very lightly browned in the margins, 1 plate very faintly browned all over, some very small neat archival tape repairs to reverse of folding map, no loss of image, Volume I: 2 signatures on reverse of frontispiece, 1 dated 1941, no show-through, 1 plate slightly trimmed at lower edge with loss of imprint; Volume II: 4 signatures to reverse of front endpaper, one dated 1848, the 4th 1941, no show-through, small damp stain to lower margin of 16 plates, 2 just affecting lower edge of image, no loss. A very good complete set. Thomas Livingstone Mitchell (1792-1855) was sent out to New South Wales as deputy surveyor-general in 1827 becoming Surveyor-General in 1828, holding the office until his death. His first journey in 1831-32 was in search of the Kindur river, surveying the area between the Castlereagh and Gwydir Rivers, the second explored the course of the river Darling in 1835, and the third in 1836 was an expedition to the rivers Darling and Murray in the course of which he made a detour to the south to discover the rich lands of western Victoria which he named Australia Felix. The lithograph plates which are all drawn by the author show aborigines, scenery, a few animals and birds, minerals and geology. The text describes his travels, scenery, natural history, geology, and encounters with aborigines. Ferguson, Bibliography of Australia, Volume III, page 46, No. 2811; The Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages, Volume II, page 200; Wantrup, Australian Rare Books, No. 125 and pages 199-201. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Panorama der Oesterreichischen Monarchie oder malerisch-romantisches Denkbuch - 3 Bände komplett Halbleder mit Leinen-bezogenen Deckeln

      1839 - 1840 --- Panorama der Oesterreichischen Monarchie oder malerisch-romantisches Denkbuch der schönsten und merkwürdigsten Gegenden derselben, der Gletscher, Hochgebirge, Alpenseen und Wasserfälle, bedeutender Städte mit ihren Kathedralen, Pallästen und alterthümmlichen Bauwerken, berühmter Badeörter, Schlösser, Burgen und Ruinen, so wie der interessantesten Donau-Ansichten. Mit Stahlstichen von den vorzüglichsten englichen und deutschen Künstlernnach eigends zu diesem Werke aufgenommenen Originalzeichnungen. - VIII, 348 + 258 + 282 Seiten. - Lithographierter Vortitel, gestochenes Frontispiz, farblithographiertes Widmungsblatt + 120 Stahlstiche. Einbände an den Kanten leicht berieben, gerade Buchblöcke, gute Bindungen, nur im ersten Band zwischen Seite IV und V Bindung grob aufgeschlagen, Fadenheftung und damit Bindung aber tadellos. Band 1 am Deckel etwas fleckig. Papier tlw leicht stockig, alles in allem aber gute und ordentliche Bände. Detailfotos gerne per Mail. - Die Bände stammen aus dem Vorlass eines Botschafters i. R. - Bankverbindungen in Österreich und Deutschland.

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        Florida (Map No. 17 from A New Universal Atlas. . . .)

      Philadelphia: Carey & Hart, 1839. Unbound. Very good. Approximately 14" x 17.5" including the wide margins. Includes three inset maps of Pensacola, Tallahassee, and the St. Augustine Harbor, as well as "water route" distance tables for Pensacola and St. Augustine. Strong, clear image with attractive hand coloring. Very light soiling. An exceptionally well done pre-statehood map of Florida published during the Second Seminole War. The map shows the very few cities and towns within the territory: Alaqua, Apalachicola, Gadsden, Hickstown, Holmes, Jacksonville, Micanopy, Monticello, Pensacola, Ross, St. Augustine, St. Joseph's, St. Marks, Smyrna, and Webbville. Unlike earlier printings, as this edition of the map was published during the middle of the Second Seminole War and locates the site of the Dades Massacre and the Battle of the Lozahatchee, as well as all of the principal U.S. Army forts: Ann, Armstrong, Bassinger, Brooke, Call, Center, Christmas, Clinch, Cooper, Dallas, Drane, Dulaney, Foster, Gilleland, Jennings, Jessup, Jupiter, Keais, Kling, Lane, Lauderdale, Lloyd, McNeil, Mellon, Pierce, Pointsett, Taylor, Thompson, and White. Quite scarce. As of 2017, OCLC locates no institutional holdings of this edition; none are for sale in the trade, and only two auction results are included in the Rare Book Hub database.

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        Grandes descubrimientos polares terrestres y marÃtimos hechos desde el año de 1829 al de 1833 en las regiones árticas. Traduccià n directa del Inglà s por Guillermo Casey. Grandes descubrimientos polares terrestres y marÃtimos hechos desde el año de 1829 al de 1833 en las regiones árticas. Traduccià n directa del Inglà s por Guillermo Casey.

      Ediciones de la Imprenta de Josà Matas y de Bodallà s, 1839 - Rare Spanish Edition of Ross's second expedition 3 vols bound in 1; large folding map; fine blindstamped contemporary romantic Spanish binding in full leather. First edition in Spanish of the second Ross expeditionAlthough difficult to conceive, this edition in Spanish is absent from all of the libraries we have consulted, including the Collective Catalog of Spanish Bibliography; as we read in the 'general preface to the work', the book was published in monthly fascicules which may contribute to its rarity. The second Ross expedition was privately funded in that the Admiralty refused to support him after the failure of the first expedition. The party survived four winters in the Arctic and Ross discovered the North Magnetic Pole. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Handbuch für k. k. österreichische Artillerie-Offiziere . Mit 10 Kupfertafeln. Zweite vermehrte Auflage. Vollständig

      Wien: Fr. Beck'sche Universitäts-Buchhandlung 1839 - OKart., XVI+[1], 626 Seiten, Lithographie rtes Frontispiz; Anhang mit 10 gefalt. Kupfern, kl. 8°, etwas berieben und bestoßen; Kanten und Ecken beschabt; Pappbezug etwas abgegriffen, Bindung etwas gelockert. Vorderdeckel mit 2 Besitzerschildchen versehen; Ex libris/Besitzerschildchen auf dem Vorsatzplaz eingeklebt, mehrfach gestempelt im Text; verso auch auf Tafeln. Frontispiz etwas fleckig; Seiten und Tafeln stellenweise wenig gebräunt, bzw. ganz leicht stockfleckig und eselohrig. Insgesamt in gutem Zustand. Sehr selten, guter Zustand. Book Language/s: de [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS, COMMONLY CALLED, IN ENGLAND, THE ARABIAN NIGHTS' ENTERTAINMENTS. A New Translation from the Arabic, with Copious Notes. By Edward William Lane, Author of "The Modern Egyptians." Illustrated by Many Hundred Engravings on Wood, from Original Designs by William Harvey. In Three volumes ..

      London: Charles Knight and Co. Ludgate Street, 1839; 1840; 1841.. Quarto, three volumes: pp. [i-vii] viii-xxvi [xxvii] xxviii-xxxii [1] 2-618 [619: printer's imprint] [620: blank]; [i-v] vi-vii [viii] ix-xii [1] 2-643 [644: printer's imprint]; [i-v] vi-vii [viii] ix-xii [1] 2-763 [764: tail piece], profusely illustrated by William Harvey, original pictorial green cloth, front, spine and rear panels stamped in gold and blind, all edges untrimmed, yellow coated endpapers. First edition of this translation. The first English translation of THE ARABIAN NIGHTS directly from Arabic sources. Lane's translation appeared in monthly parts over the years 1838-1841 before it was collected in three large clothbound volumes, as offered here. Edward William Lane (1801-1876), author of the enormously influential MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE MODERN EGYPTIANS (1836; revised 1842), based his translation of THE ARABIAN NIGHTS on the text printed at Bulaq in Cairo, cross-checked occasionally against the texts of Calcutta I and Breslau. Lane designed his work for family reading and therefore expurgated, rewrote or omitted whole stories he considered obscene. Those he found boring, repetitive or incomprehensible were omitted too. "Therefore Lane's translation should be regarded as a large selection from the original stories, rather than a comprehensive version of them." - Irwin, The Arabian Nights: A Companion, p. 25. "The most famous story collection ever assembled, ALF LAYLA WA-LAYA (THE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS, more commonly known in English as THE ARABIAN NIGHTS) was first brought to the attention of the Western world by the translation of Antoine Galland, LES MILLE ET UNE NUITS (twelve volumes, 1704 -1717) ... This work rivals Arthurian legend for impact on modern fantasy." - Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 2-4. Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), pp. 51-2. Bookplates of Erasmus Wilson on paste-downs of volume one and two and his gift inscriptions to his wife dated 1842 on each free endpaper. Light wear to cloth at spine ends and corner tips, 65 mm closed tear along upper edge of outer rear joint of volume one, 50 mm closed tear along bottom edge of outer front joint of volume three, several hairline cracks along inner hinges which are still holding firm, a very good copy. (#153347)

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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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        Le Daguerréotype (Analyse de la communication faite à l'Academie par M. Arago) in Annales de Chimie et de Physique,Tome 70-72, 1839, pp. 313-340

      FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST OFFICIAL & DETAILED REPORT FULLY DESCRIBING DAGUERRE'S INVENTION OF THE PHOTOGRAPHIC PROCESS. Note that this paper came out in July of 1839, meaning it was issued prior to the 'official' report which appeared at the end of 1839 in Comptes Rendus; as well, it preceeded Daguerre's own 1939 publication commonly referred to as Historique. The publication history is complicated. "A brief pronouncement" of Daguerre's discovery was presented to the Royal society on 7 January 1839; it was delivered in full on 19 August 1839 but not printed until the July through December issue of Comptes Rendus (Printing and the Mind of Man, 318). The July 1839 Annales description offered here is, again, the first official report fully description Daguerre's new invention. "Each daguerreotype (as Daguerre dubbed his invention) was a one-of-a-kind image on a highly polished, silver-plated sheet of copper" (Malcolm Daniel, Daguerre and the Invention of Photography, Metropolitan Museum of Art). Its invention -- the earliest photographic process -- forever altered the way we see and understand our world.  No invention since Gutenberg's movable type had so changed the transmission of knowledge and culture" (Montebello). Prior to his invention of the Daguerreotype, Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre (1787-1851) was best known as a Romantic painter and printmaker and the proprietor of the Diorama, a popular Parisian spectacle featuring theatrical painting and lighting effects. "Daguerre's invention did not spring to life fully grown, although in 1839 it may have seemed that way. In fact, Daguerre had been searching since the mid-1820s for a means to capture the fleeting images he saw in his camera obscura, a draftsman's aid consisting of a wood box with a lens at one end that threw an image onto a frosted sheet of glass at the other. "Not until 1838 had Daguerre's continued experiments progressed to the point where he felt comfortable showing examples of the new medium to selected artists and scientists in the hope of lining up investors. François Arago, a noted astronomer and member of the French legislature, was among the new art's most enthusiastic admirers. He became Daguerre's champion in both the Académie des Sciences and the Chambre des Députés, securing the inventor a lifetime pension in exchange for the rights to his process" (Daniel). CONDITION & DETAILS: Paris: Chez Crochard. Three volumes bound together, Volumes 70-72. Ex-libris with NO spine markings and very minimal interior markings (small stamp on title page and blank front flyleaf). 8vo. 8.25 x 5.5 inches (206 x 137mm). Volume 70: pp. 448. Volume 71: pp. 448. Volume 72: pp. 448. In-text illustrations and tables throughout. Tightly and very solidly bound in maroon cloth with a gilt-lettered spine; minor scuffing to the edge tips. Bright and clean throughout, so much so that we think it unlikely the volume was opened or used at all. Very slight age toning; bright and clean. Very good condition.

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        Mesure D'un Arc Du Parallèle Moyen Entre Le Pole et L'équateur

      F Chapoulaud, Limoges - 1839. Grand In-4, Demi-basane prune, dos lisse (reliure moderne). 196 pp., 7 pl. dépliantes. Couvertures conservées. Les travaux du colonel Brousseaud permirent d'établir que la forme de la planète Terre n'est pas une sphère parfaite mais qu'elle est plus large à l'Equateur et applatie aux pôles.

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        Veduta generale del Foro o Piazza del Popolo presa dalla Passeggiata

      Roma 1839 - L’opera viene eseguita tra il 1836 e il 1839, anno della sua pubblicazione composta da 80 tavole, illustra il viaggio da Roma a Napoli lungo la Via Appia. L’autore vuole fornire al viaggiatore una guida colta e intelligente che lo accompagni lungo l’itinerario delle stazioni di posta. Il viaggio inizia da Porta del Popolo e percorrendo l’asse di Via del Corso, Piazza Venezia, Fori Imperiali e Colosseo, arriva a Porta San Giovanni e lasciando l’Appia in direzione di Albano. Già dalla metà del diciottesimo secolo, con la pubblicazione nel 1745 a Napoli della Via Appia riscoperta e descritta da Roma a Brindisi da F. M. Pratili, la Via Appia era divenuta oggetto di interesse e di ricerca per studiosi e artisti. Rossini dimostra di aver conosciuto e forse utilizzato alcuni disegni acquerellati, eseguiti da Carlo Labruzzi nel 1789, per conto di Sir Richard Colt Hoare, che avevano lo scopo di illustrare il viaggio che questi aveva deciso di intraprendere influenzato dalla lettura delle "Satire" di Orazio (30 a. C.), e in particolare della Quinta, in cui l’autore narra il viaggio che ha compiuto da Roma a Brindisi in compagnia di Mecenate e di altri suoi amici Nelle Spiegazione delle Tavole oltre alle notizie storiche- artistiche e archeologiche, vengono inserite informazioni sulla popolazione e sulle attività agricole delle campagne e dei paesi che vengono a trovarsi lungo il viaggio. L’autore con quest’opera vuole costituire una guida di facile consultazione per il viaggiatore durante le varie tappe del percorso, ed è per questo che ricorre alla scelta del formato ad album. Con il Viaggio Pittoresco, l’animazione delle vedute non è più solo la rappresentazione del popolano romano, di derivazione pinelliana, ma è l’introduzione per la prima volta, anche di membri di quelle classi sociali a cui erano destinate le sue opere. La scelta di questa nuova ambientazione sociale sarà una delle caratteristiche delle opere degli ultimi anni. La tecnica ormai giunta alla piena maturità, rivela una scioltezza del segno e nell’uso dei chiaroscuri fortemente accentuati, Rossini riconferma la sua vocazione per la chiara e piacevole narrazione. Di quest’opera se ne parlerà nel periodico romano L’Album, in cui una tavola della raccolta, (n. 43. Il Tempio di Giove a Terracina) sarà inserita, in dimensioni ridotte, in un numero del 6 marzo 1841, mentre nel 1846 vi comparirà un articolo dello stesso autore dal titolo Intorno ad alcune antichità di Terracina. A VOYAGE PITTORESQUE FROM ROME TO NAPLES The work has been realized between 1836 and 1839, made of 80 plates, depicts the journey from Rome to Naples along the Via Appia. The author wants to provide the traveller with a clever and interesting guide which can accompany him through his journey. The route starts in Porta del Popolo and, through the axis of Via del Corso, Piazza Venezia, Fori Imperiali and Colosseum, brings to Porta San Giovanni to leave the Via Appia towards Albano. Already in the second half of the XVIII century, with the publication of Via Appia riscoperta e descritta da Roma a Brindisi (Naples, 1745) by F. M. Pratili, the Via Appia had become an interesting subject for artists and scholars. Rossini showed to know very well, and maybe to have also studied, the watercolour paintings Carlo Labruzzi realized in 1789, for Sir Richard Colt Hoare, which illustrated the journey Sir Hoare took after reading Horace’s "Satires", from Rome to Brindisi. In the Explanation to the Plates, besides some historic – artistic – archaeological news, there are information about the population and its activities in the country side and the villages that can be found along the route. With this work, the author wanted to realize a user-friendly guide, and this is why he chose the album-size edition. With his Picturesque Journey, the animation of his views is not just the representation of the Romans any more, but it represents the first real introduction of that part of the society he wanted to reach. The ch [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Journal of a Residence in England, and of a Journey from and to Syria, of Their Royal Highnesses Reeza Koolee Meerza, Najaf Koolee Meerza, and Taymoor Meerza, of Persia.

      [London:] printed for private circulation only [by W. Tyler,, 1839]. To which are prefixed some Particulars respecting Modern Persia, and the Death of the late Shah. Originally written in Persian by Najaf Koolee Meerza, and translated, with Explanatory Notes by Assaad Y. Kayat. 2 volumes (197 × 120 mm). Original blue-green cloth, rebacked with the original blind-ruled and gilt-lettered spines laid down, sides decoratively panel-stamped in blind with central bouquet vignettes gilt, fore and bottom edges untrimmed, yellow surface-paper endpapers. Lithographic facsimile of letter from the author as frontispiece. Tips bumped and rubbed, a little faint marking to cloth, contents toned, a few leaves faintly dog-eared, vol. 1 slightly shaken between sigs. M and N but holding. A good copy. First edition of this fascinating and commercially very scarce account of the first visit to England by any member of a Persian ruling dynasty (Monthly Review, vol. 3, 1839). "As the British became more deeply invested in protecting interests in India, relations with Persia became complex. In 1834, several sons of the late Fath Ali Shah claimed the right to rule Persia, creating the possibility of civil war. The British entered the fray, supporting one son and containing other claimants. [Firman Firman] who was imprisoned [by the new ruler Mohammed Shah, r. 1834–48] begged his sons to travel to England to plead the case for his release and protection of the family. This memoir of the successful visit captures the British fascination with their First visitors of the Persian ruling class. While the government negotiated the diplomatic situation, the princes were toured through the country and fêted across fashionable London. The enthusiastic diarist offers extensive (and sometimes exaggerated) descriptions of his experiences, which included a meeting with Princess Victoria with introductions performed by Sir Gore Ouseley" (Harry Ransom Centre). The three princes travelled to England by way of Damascus, where the British consul John Farren provided them with his interpreter Assaad Kayat, a Syrian Christian who later became agent for the Church of England Society for Promoting Christian Education in Syria. The account describes the recent history of Persia and the bloody accession of Mohammed Shah, the princes' outward voyage (which also took in Lebanon and Egypt), their stay in London, and the return journey through Germany, Austria, Hungary and Wallachia.

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