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        Hyperion: A Romance

      New York: Samuel Colman, 1839 Two volumes. 19th-century half brown morocco and marbled boards, nicely rebacked in matching morocco. Light wear and foxing. Very good. FIRST EDITION. Presentation copy inscribed by Longfellow: "Henry R. Cleveland with the affectionate regards of the author" and with Cleveland's signature and bookplate. Soon after he joined the Harvard faculty in 1836, Longfellow, Henry Cleveland, C. C. Felton, Charles Sumner, George Hillard formed an informal intellectual society they later called the "Five of Clubs." No other presentation copy of Hyperion appears in the auction records of the past thirty years. Although Longfellow was later generous with presentation copies for his increasingly wide circle of friends and admirers, in his early years he reserved presentation copies for his family and closest friends. As a result they are rare in the market.

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        L'abbesse de Castro

      Rare and sought after first edition according to Clouzot.Binding to the bradel full cardboard green fir, smooth back adorned with golden threads, a slight hitch without gravity on the upper cap, binding of the era signed at the foot of the back of Bradel (one of the many descendant of the inventor of the eponymous binding technique).A small spot at the foot of a guard, another black at the foot of the first page of text, a small lack of paper filled at the foot of the title page.It should be noted that bibliographers do not report an anomaly in the pagination: it returns to page 123 after page 128, which makes a total of 335 pages instead of 329.Pleasant and rare copy, washed, but not trimmed. Dumont Paris 1839 14,5x22,5cm relié

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        Die Beleuchtung mit Gas aus Stein- und Braunkohlen, Torf, Oel, Fett, mineralischen und vegetabilischen Harzen u.s.w. übertragen von H. Bruhn.

      Chemnitz Expedition des Gewerbeblattes für Sachsen 1839 - (20,5 x 13 cm). (2) VIII, 402 S. Mit 24 gefalteten lithographierten Tafeln. Einzige deutsche Ausgabe seiner "Traité de l'éclairage au gaz tiré de la houille." - Im ersten Teil werden die verschiedenen Stoffe zur Herstellung von Kohlenwasserstoffgas zu Beleuchtungszwecken beschrieben. Der zweite Teil behandelt die Theorie und Praxis der Gasbeleuchtung. - Der Verfasser war Direktor der Gasanstalt der englischen Firma Manby Wilson in Paris. - Stempel auf Titel. Sauberes und wohlerhaltenes Exemplar. - Engelmann, Bibl. mech.-techn. 278; vgl. Poggendorff II, 394 (frz.EA)

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        \"Der Schrannenplatz\". Blick auf Mariensäule und zum alten Rathaus, mit zahlreichen Personen staffagiert.

       Lithographie von Werner nach G. Kraus bei Sauer, um 1839, 13,5 x 18,5 cm. Pressler S. 97/98. - Aus der von Gustav Kraus herausgegebenen Folge \"Souvenir de Munich\". Versand D: 6,00 EUR Bayern, München

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        Militair und Civil Reiter Schule neuerer Zeit zur gründlichen Anleitung

      Dieses Buch ist 1839 erschienen. Es ist eine gründliche Anleitung in der einzig wahren Reiter Praxis. Alle Faltpläne sind vollständig und gut erhalten!! Auch das ganze Buch ist gut erhalten!!

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        Om Nationaloeconomiens og Beskatningens Grundsætninger. (On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation). Oversat efter Originalens tredie Udgave af Ludvig Sophus Fallesen.

      C.A. Reitzel, Kjøbenhavn 1839. (8),470 s., samtidigt halvlæder, titelblad og sidste side lidt gulplettet, gammelt navnestempel på forsats "J.V. Levinsen", ellers rent eksemplar.

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        THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF NICHOLAS NICKLEBY

      London: Chapman and Hall 1839 - Chapman and Hall, 1839. Octavo. xvi, 624 pp. Frontispiece & 39 plates by Hablot K. Browne (Phiz). 8vo. With all but 5 of the first issue points as listed by Smith (those in italics are not present): publisher's imprint to the first four plates Plate in the list of illustrations at p45 is at p44, also plate at p615 is at p576. Two small holes – one impacting the text on pages 325 to 328; the paper from the hole is present. Condition Report Externally ·         Spine – very good condition – in beautiful condition with wear to the top and base ·         Joints – very good condition – worn. Corners – good condition – worn and bumped. Boards – good condition – worn with some marks on the marbled boards. Page edges – good condition. See above and photos Internally Hinges – very good condition – repaired. Front paste down – very good condition – marbled. Front free end paper – very good condition. Title –  good condition – some foxing (more to the frontispiece). Pages – good condition – two pages with small holes, foxing to all the plates and some pages. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1839 Binding: Hardback [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Observations on the Parallel Roads of Glen Roy, and of other parts of Lochaber in Scotland, with an attempt to prove that they are of marine origin.

      (London, Richard and John E. Taylor, 1839). 4to. Without wrappers. Extracted from "Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London.", 1839, Part I. Pp. 39-81 and 2 plates. (1 engraved map and 1 lithographed plate). Both plates with a few brownspots. ¶ First appearance of Darwin's investigations of the geological phenomenon of the so-called "Parallel Roads" in Scotland."The first published description of the Parallel Roads was by Thomas Pennant in 1771 in his book A Tour of Scotland. This work was far from scientific but during the 19th century Glen Roy played an important role in the development of geological and geomophological theories of landscape evolution.1 Initially the 'Roads' were believed to be lake or marine shorelines. How they were formed in an area that was now high above the sea and without signs of a closed lake bed was a mystery. Initially it was thought that the shorelines were of marine origin and formed during a period when the sea reached levels of the Parallel Roads. Among the proponent of this theory were both Charles Darwin and Charles Lyell.2 It was in particular Darwin who was impressed by the geology of Glen Roy. In 1838 he wrote to Lyell, "I wandered the mountains in All directions and examined that most extraordinary district. I think without any exceptions, not even the first volcanic island, the first elevated beach, or the passage of the Cordillera, as so interesting to me as this week. It is far the most remarkable area I ever examined. ... I can assure you Glen Roy has astonished me".3 Darwin and Lyell proved to be wrong in this matter." (Jan Oosthoek). Freeman 1653.

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        Untersuchungen über die europäischen Militärbrückentrains und Versuch einer verbesserten, allen Forderungen entsprechenden, Militärbrückeneinrichtung.

      Wien, bei Anton Strauss's sel. Witwe 1839.. gr.-8°. X, 336 S., 4 mehrf. gefalt. Taf. (Komplett). HLdr. d. Zt. Bibliotheksetikett am Rücken, Vordergelenk gelockert, Kanten berieb., Tit. gestemp. EA. vgl. Darmstaedter 357 - Exemplar a. d. k. k. Kriegs-Archiv. - Birago (1792-1845), österr. Ingenieur, Offizier und Professor der Pionierschule Korneuburg, konstruierte 1825 "eine Laufbrücke, die er bis 1841 zur Armeebrücke entwickelte. die 'B-Brücke' wurde von sieben Staaten übernommen und galt noch 1914/18 als vorbildlich" (NDB II, 251).

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        Versailles ancien et moderne

      - Imprimerie d'Everat, Paris 1839, Grand in 8 (17x26,5cm), 516pp.. - Prima edizione, illustrata con un frontespizio, una mappa (strada da Parigi a Versailles) e numerose xilografie nel testo Trimolet, Daubigny, francese, ecc il modo romantico (cornice di testo, cul-de-lampada, intestazioni, nel testo ... Alle pp. 316, 317, 341 e 412 sono vuote cornici stampe che non sono mai stati pubblicati. Legatura in dolore morbido verde firmato Simier, rilegatore di libri King. Torna con false nervi decorate con camere riccamente decorate, reti di grasso freddo, rulli nervi. Piatti colpito un grande piatto decorativo con gli uccelli e arabeschi fogliame; triplo netto inquadratura e netto grasso freddo. bordi dorati. Grande fregio interno. I costi complessivi, a volte con alcuni punti e alcune scivola leggermente dorate. Molto bella copia. Questa bella pubblicazione, perfettamente eseguito, ama descrivere e raccontare tutto quello che allora sapevamo di Versailles, sia in termini di belle arti e l'architettura che la vita di coloro che vi hanno depositato. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, illustré d'un frontispice, d'une carte (route de Paris à Versailles) et de très nombreux bois gravés dans le texte Trimolet, Daubigny, Français, etc. à la manière romantique (encadrement de texte, cul-de-lampe, en-têtes, in-textes... Aux pp. 316, 317, 341 et 412 se trouvent des cadres vides de gravures qui n'ont jamais été publiées. Reliure en plein chagrin vert tendre signée Simier, relieur du roi. Dos à faux nerfs orné  de caissons richement décorés, de filets gras à froid, de roulettes sur les nerfs. Plats frappés d'une grande plaque décorative avec oiseaux et arabesques de feuillages ; triple filet d'encadrement et filet gras à froid. Tranches dorées. Large frise intérieure. Dans l'ensemble frais, avec parfois quelques rousseurs, et certains feuillets un peu brunis. Légère rayure sur le second plat. Très bel exemplaire. Cette belle publication, parfaitement exécutée, s'intéresse à décrire et narrer tout ce qu'on connaissait alors de Versailles, tant au point de vue des beaux-arts et de l'architecture que de la vie des personnes qui y logèrent.  

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        Le Leggi Civili nel loro ordine naturale del Signor Giovanni Domat colle note de' Signori Berroyer e Chevalier e col supplemento a ciascun articolo del Signor Jouv colle osservazioni sul Diritto del Regno dell'Avvocato Vincenzo Aloj arricchite di altre osservazioni del Regio Profess. Giuseppe Ma

      Stabilimento Tipografico di Giuseppe Cioffi - Napoli, NAPOLI 1839 - Domat Leggi Civili INTERLINGUE Tre volumi della prima metà dell'800 in buono stato, coperta in mezzapelle, dorso con fantastica decorazione e caratteri incisi in oro, piatti in cartone rigido goffrato con motivo floreale, bordo e punte poco consumati, cima e piede usurati, Vol. V con abrasione su piatto anteriore, fioritura sparsa, tagli bruniti, pagine in buono stato, testo posto su due colonne, Vol. I con prime pagine con macchia d'umidità sul margine concavo, Volume V con foglio di guardia con pieghe. Volume I presenta lettera dedicatoria. Ogni volume ha delicata testatina in nero su incipit. Con note di Berroyer e Chevalier. Supplemento a ciascun articolo del Signor Jovu. Osservazioni sul Diritto del Regno dell'Avvocato Vincenzo Aloj, arricchite da osservazioni del Professot Giuseppe Maffei ed aumentata dalla corrispondenza della nostra vigente legislazione dal Profess. P. M. Liberatore. I, V e VI volume della collana Domat Leggi Civili.

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        Capper's South Australia. Containing the History of the Rise, Progress and Present State of the Colony, Hints to Emigrants, and Useful and Authentic Information ..

      London, The Author, 1839 (third edition, considerably enlarged)/ 1837. Octavo, iv, 243, 16 (advertisements) pages plus 3 folding maps ('District of Adelaide', with an inset 'Sketch of Encounter Bay', 310 x 312 mm; 'Maritime Portion of South Australia', 240 x 425 mm, and 'The City of Adelaide', 162 x 198 mm), a folding leaf of shipping statistics and a folding advertising slip (with an engraved illustration). Original blind-stamped purple cloth slightly rubbed and bumped at the extremities, with minimal expert restoration to the head of both hinges; spine sunned to brown; first map lightly foxed; an excellent copy (internally fine). With the armorial bookplate of the Marquess of Downshire, most probably Arthur Wills Blundell Sandys Trumbull Windsor Hill, 4th Marquess of Downshire (1812-1868). The preferred edition, being more than twice as large as its predecessors of 1837 and 1838. Ferguson 2725.

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        Mécanique Céleste. By the Marquis de la Place... Translated, with a commentary, by Nathaniel Bowditch...

      Boston: Butts, Hilliard, Gray, Little and Wilkins, 1829-1832-1834-1839. First edition, the finest copy we have seen, of Bowditch's magnificent annotated English translation of Laplace's masterpiece, the Traité de Mécanique Céleste (1799-1825). Printed in an edition of only 250 copies at the author's expense, Bowditch's translation was the first significant work on physical science published in the United States. In his Traité de Mécanique Céleste, the foundation of modern theoretical astronomy, termed "the eighteenth-century Almagest" and "a sequel to Newton's Principia" by Horblit, Laplace, the 'Newton of France', codified and developed the theories and achievements of Newton, Euler, d'Alembert, and Lagrange. Bowditch undertook the translation of Laplace's great book in order to supply steps omitted from the original text, to incorporate later results into the translation, and to give credits omitted by Laplace, almost doubling the size of the original work in the process. Although he completed the manuscript for the work in 1818, it took another decade to arrange publication. "Bowditch's commentary in the footnotes is an indispensable vade mecum for the study of Laplace, explaining and filling out the demonstrations, and containing a great body of historical as well as mathematical and astronomical elucidation" (DSB, under Laplace). "Outside of France, particularly in English-speaking countries, Bowditch's edition, rather than the original, was often the means of learning about the mechanics of the heavens" (DSB, under Bowditch). Bowditch was assisted in his translation by Benjamin Peirce (1809-80), who read the proof sheets while he was still an undergraduate at Harvard. "Laplace maintained that while all planets revolve round the sun their eccentricities and the inclinations of their orbits to each other will always remain small. He also showed that all these irregularities in movements and positions in the heavens were self-correcting, so that the whole solar system appeared to be mechanically stable. He showed that the universe was really a great self-regulating machine and the whole solar system could continue on its existing plan for an immense period of time. This was a long step forward from the Newtonian uncertainties in this respect ... Laplace also offered a brilliant explanation of the secular inequalities of the mean motion of the moon about the earth - a problem which Euler and Lagrange had failed to solve ... He also investigated the theory of the tides and calculated from them the mass of the moon"­ (PMM). Volumes 1 and 2 of Laplace's Traité constitute a general theoretical basis for mathematical astronomy. Volume 1 comprises Book I, 'On the general laws of equilibrium and motion' and Book II, 'On the law of universal gravitation, and the motions of the centres of gravity of the heavenly bodies'; Volume 2, in three books, treats the shapes of celestial bodies and their motion around their centres of gravity, and the tides. Volume 3, in two books, deals with the theory of the Moon, and Volume 4 treats the motion of the moons of Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus, and the theory of comets. "By 1818 Bowditch had completed his translation of the first four volumes of the Mécanique Céleste. His purpose was threefold: to supply steps omitted from the original text; to incorporate later results into the translation; and to give credits omitted by Laplace. There is no evidence that Laplace ever responded to any communication from Bowditch, a fact sometimes ascribed to the third purpose. The four volumes appeared in 1829, 1832, 1834, and 1839, the last posthumously. The delay in publication was undoubtedly due in part to financial problems. Bowditch, who would not have people subsidize, out of regard for him or other irrelevant reasons, a book they could not read, printed the work at his own expense. It is also most likely that he continued to work over the volumes between 1818 and their appearance, particularly to bring the subject matter up to date. The fifth volume of the Mécanique Céleste appeared too late for translation by Bowditch. Probably the only person who aided Bowditch was Benjamin Peirce, who read over part of the text for errors. Printed in a small edition, the work was perhaps more widely admired than read, simply serving to confirm the translator's already high reputation. Nevertheless, outside of France, particularly in English-speaking countries, Bowditch's edition, rather than the original, was often the means of learning about the mechanics of the heavens" (DSB). "Bowditch sent complimentary copies of his volumes to prominent scientists around the world, and their reactions provide insight into the current perception of Laplace's original version. There was universal gratitude for his clarification in the notes on difficult passages (and also for his provision of cross-references and descriptions of much later work). He probably spoke for many when he said: 'Whenever I meet in La Place with the words "Thus it plainly appears", I am sure that hours, and perhaps days, of hard study will alone enable me to discover how it plainly appears'" (Grattan-Guinness, p. 316). Bowditch did not translate the fifth and final volume of Laplace's work, which appeared too late. "Such mathematicians as Lacroix, Legendre, Bessel, and Puissant recognized the great value of [Bowditch's] additions. Mr. Babbage, in a letter to Dr. Bowditch, under date of August 5, 1832, wrote: "It is a proud circumstance for America that she has preceded her parent country is such an undertaking; and we in England must be content that our language is made the vehicle of the sublimest portion of human knowledge, and be grateful to you for rendering it more accessible." Letters of similar import were received by Dr. Bowditch from Airy, Francis Baily, Herschel, the Bishop of Cloyne (Dr. Brinkley), and Cacciatore" (Lovering, p. 193). Nathaniel Bowditch (1775-1838), the fourth of seven children, was born in Salem, Massachussetts. He left school at the age of ten to work in his father's cooperage, before becoming indentured aged 12 as a bookkeeping apprentice. Bowditch began to study algebra at age 14, and two years later he taught himself calculus. He also taught himself Latin and French, which enabled him to read the important European scientific works. In the course of several sea voyages beginning in 1795, Bowditch became intenselyinterested in the mathematics involved in celestial navigation. He worked initially with John Hamilton Moore's London-published Navigator, but finding this to be full of errors Bowditch recomputed all of Moore's tables, and rearranged and expanded the work. The result was published in 1802 as The New American Practical Navigator, which became the western hemisphere shipping industry standard for the next century and a half. After returning to Salem in 1803 he resumed his mathematical studies and entered the insurance business. Bowditch's mathematical and astronomical work during this time led to offers of chairs at several prominent academic institutions, including Harvard, but he turned them all down. By 1819, Bowditch's international reputation had grown to the extent that he was elected a fellow of the Royal Societies of Edinburgh and London and the Royal Irish Academy. In 1823 Bowditch moved from Salem to Boston, taking with him 2,500 books, more than 100 maps and charts, and 29 volumes of his own manuscripts. In Boston he became president of the Massachusetts Hospital Life Insurance Company, where he enjoyed enough material success that he could afford the $12,000 it cost to have his translation of Laplace published. "There are two early English translations of Book I and Books I and II respectively: by John Toplis (London-Nottingham, 1814) and by Henry Harte, 2 vols. (Dublin, 1822-1827). Both were entirely superseded by the splendid work of Nathaniel Bowditch, Mécanique céleste by the Marquis de Laplace, Translated With a Commentary, 4 vols. (Boston, 1829-1839)" (DSB, under Laplace). Babson 82; Dibner 14 (note); Horblit 63 (1st ed.); PMM 252 (note); Sotheran I 2444-2445. Grattan-Guinness, Convolutions in French Mathematics, 1800-1840, 1990. Lovering, 'The "Mécanique Céleste" of Laplace, and Its Translation, with a Commentary by Bowditch,' Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Vol. 24 (1889), pp. 185-201.  Four vols., large 4to, pp. xxiv, 746, [1]; xviii, 990, [1]; xxix, [1], 910, [107]; 168, xxxvi, 1018, including three engraved portraits (Laplace, Bowditch, and his wife), numerous mathematical diagrams in text. Nineteenth century calf with gilt-stamped armorial shields on the covers, spines decoratively tooled in gilt, raised bands, morocco lettering pieces, marbled endpapers and edges.

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        An Account of the Kingdom of Caubul, and its Dependencies, in Persia, Tartary, and India. Comprising a View of the Afghaun Nation, and a History of the Dooraunee Monarchy.

      New and revised edition, XXIX+422+XII+439 pages sider, Richard Bentley, London, 1839, Bound in 2 very fine contemporary half calf with raised bands and rich golddecoration anf titellabels in red and black with goldtext on spines, Small wear to binding, f With a large folded map, 2 coulored frontispieces and one plate

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        Bachlauf in Leubnitz (Dresden). Bleistift.

      Monogrammiert "LCH legiert" (Ludwig Carl Harzer), datiert "d. 18/9.39" und bezeichnet "Leubnitz". Auf glattem Zeichenpapier. 17,8 x 22,2 cm. Blattfüllende, bildhaft ausgeführte Zeichnung mit teils kräftigen Schraffuren, zeigt einen mit Natursteinen eingefassten Zugang zum Wasserlauf. Als Staffage sind ein im Wasser liegender Waschtrog und eine Ente hinzugefügt. Ludwig Harzer war als Landschaftsmaler und Lithograph tätig. Seit 1839 wirkte er in Dresden als Zeichenlehrer. - Wenige unbedeutende Braunfleckchen.

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        Signed Cabinet Photo 1894

      Famous Czech-born conductor and composer (1839-1916), Napravnik settled in Russia and conducted the world premiere of operas by many famous composers (Mussorgsky, five operas of each Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov, etc).  Nice Russian mini-cabinet photo signed by him on verso, where he dated in 1894. Size is 2.5 x 4.25 inches, back is in excellent condition, front has minor wear and rust stains but is in very good condition. Very rare!

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        A Summer in Andalucia. (Volume 1)

      Richard Bentley, London 1839 - Vol. 1 only (of 2-vol. set). xii, 405 p. 22 cm half-leather binding with marbled boards and gilt design on spine. Top spine label missing. Volume label present. Minor wear to edges, a few scuffs to covers. Contents of Vol. 1: Oporto, Lisbon; Lisbon, Cintra; Cadiz; Environs of Cadiz; Route to Seville; Seville; Route to Cordorba; Cordoba; Route to Baena; Route to Granada; Granada-The City. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage en Sardaigne, ou Description statistique, physique et politique de cette Ile Avec des Recherches sur ses Productions naturelles et ses Antiquités

      Paris,Turin, Arthus Bertrand, Bocca, 1839-1840. - XVI, 527 S.; VII, 594 S., 1 Bl., zahlreiche Textabb., unbeschnitten Band 1 in zweiter Ausgabe (erstmals 1926), der 2. Band über Sardinien in der Antike erschien erst 1840. Ferrero della Marmora (189-1863) diente im Rang eines Generals in den Napoleonischen Kriegen, von Napoleon höchst persönlich ausgezeichnet. Auf beiden Vorderdeckeln handschriftliche Widmung des Autors.- Buchblöcke gebrochen, Einbände angestaubt, ohne den Atlasband Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 2 Vol., Seconde Edition, revue et considerablement augmenté par l`Auteur.

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        THE ART OF DEER STALKING illustrated by a Narrative of a few day's sport in the Forest of Atholl, with some account of the Nature and Habit of Red Deer, and some description of the Scottish Forests; Legends, Superstitions, Stories of Poachers and Freeboot

      John Murray, London 1839 - Scrope (William) Second edition, xix, 440 pp., engraved frontispiece and title page, and 11illustrations, as called for, armorial book plate of Arthur Vicars, marbled endpapers, fine half morocco and marbled paper binding, A VERY GOOD COPY Size: "10.5" x 7 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Notizie spettanti all'antichissima scola de' pescatori in oggi denominata Casa Matha. UNITO A: Statuti e rubriche dell'ordine della casa Matha del 1304, 1305, 1306, 1307, 1308. Matricole contenenti i nomi delle persone ascritte nell'ordine della casa Matha cominciando dall'anno 1305 descritti nel codice in pergamena, ed esposti con ordine e possibile chiarezza, e diligenza.

      Ravenna, Tipografia di A. Roveri e figli, 1839, due volumi in-4to cartonato coevo (con piccole abrasioni e strappi ai dorsi) pp. (10)-294-(2) + pp. 230-(4). con fregio tipografico al frontespizio e un bel ritratto inciso all'acquaforte da Gaspare Ginanni dal disegno di F. Nistri posto in antiporta (le pagine 289/294 e l'ultima carta con l'imprimatur sono state rilegate erroneamente all'epoca dopo la pagina 224) Prima ed unica edizione. Il primo volume è suddiviso quattro parti: nella prima si dimostra come l'epoca della sua istituzione sia piu' antica di quanto si ritiene; la seconda tratta dei ricchi stabilimenti posseduti dalla corporazione dal 1034 sino al 1778, nella terza gli Statuti e le leggi dell'antico ordine, nella quarta commenti, notizie ed atti desunti da un antico codice in pergamena. Nel secondo volume vi sono la riforma degli antichi statuti, e il catalogo degli individui che nel 1345 formavano il corpo dei confratelli.

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        Jacques Ortis.

      - Paris, Dumont, 1839. In-8, demi-basane havane de l'époque, dos lisse, tire doré encadré de doubles filets dorés, xvi, 312 p. Edition originale. Préface de Pier Angelo Fiorentino qui précise qu'il s'agit d’une adaptation de "Ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis" d'Ugo Foscolo publié en italien en 1802. "A Padoue, Jacques Ortis, jeune poète italien inconnu, est tombé éperdument amoureux de la belle Thérèse qui ne lui a accordé en tout et pour tout qu'un petit baiser avant de lui signifier son congé. Elle ne veut pas désobéir à son père qui la destine à un certain Odouard. Le coeur brisé, Ortis qui se sait incapable de l'oublier, entreprend un long voyage à travers une Italie occupée par l'armée de Napoléon Bonaparte et fort perturbée par l'irruption des idées nouvelles". (Carteret, I, 232. Escoffier, 1846. Parran, p. 44. Vicaire III, 348). Seulement trois ex. à WorldCat (BnF; Univ. of N. Carolina Chapel Hill et Dartmouth Col.). Infime réparation au titre. Quelques auréoles et rousseurs, qqs taches d'encre et petits défauts de papier. Le faux-titre manque. Bon exemplaire, assez grand de marges, relié à l'époque. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Commentaries on the Law of Nations, Inscribed by Manning

      1839 - The First Systematic Treatise on International Law by An English Author, Inscribed by the Author Manning, W[illiam] Oke [1809-1878]. Commentaries on the Law of Nations. London, S. Sweet; Milliken and Son, Dublin; and Clark, Edinburgh, 1839. xxviii, 390 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, gilt spine with raised bands and lettering piece, gilt tooling to board edges, blind inside dentelles, speckled edges, ribbon marker. Negligible light rubbing to extremities with minor wear to corners, armorial bookplate of the author's father, to front pastedown. Very light toning to text, slightly heavier in a few places, presentation inscription from the author to his father on front endleaf. $1,750. * First edition. The inscription reads: "William Oke Manning Sr/ from his affectionate and grateful son/ the author." Manning's was the first systematic treatise on international law by a native British author. "Manning's book was noticeable for its historical method, its appreciation of (.) the ethical and customary elements in international law (.) [and] for the exactness of its reasoning and artistic completeness" (DNB). A popular textbook, it was cited as an authority in the courts. A second edition edited by Sheldon Amos was published in 1875. It is cited in recent scholarship for its relevance to Victorian England and the legal framework of the British Empire in such works as Bell, ed., Victorian Visions of Global Order: Empire and Relations in Nineteenth-Century Political Thought (2007) and Fitzmaurice, Sovereignty, Property and Empire, 1500-2000 (2014). Dictionary of National Biography XII:959. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:232. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Collection of 14 photographs of China, Indonesia, the Hawaiian Islands, California and Egypt]. Late 19th century. Albumen prints, ranging in size from ca. 16.5 x 23 cm to 21 x 28 cm.

      Collection of 14 vintage photographs from the late 19th century showing China, Indonesia, the Hawaiian Islands, California and Egypt. Of the 6 photographs of China, 2 show the inner harbour and the home of the Portuguese poet Luís de Camões in Macau. Hong Kong can be seen in two other images, including one, possibly by the famous Chinese photographer Lai Fong (ca. 1839-1890), showing Queen's Road Central. The two rarest photographs show several of the 7500 imperial examination cubicles in Canton (Guangzhou), while a photograph by A Chan (Ya Zhen) shows the famous five-story pagoda on Kun Yam Hill in 1870. The Indonesian island Java can be seen on 3 photographs, including one of lake Telaga Warna by the British firm Woodbury & Page, based in Batavia (Jakarta). Taken further to the west, were 3 photographs of Hawaii, probably all taken in or near Honolulu. A rare undated photograph of the statue of King Kamehameha was taken probably right after the unveiling ceremony in 1883, as it shows a small wooden fence around the statue which can be seen in an illustration in The Graphic (28 April 1883) but is absent from all later images. Of the 2 final images, one by Isaiah West Taber (1830-1912) shows Midway Point in Monterey, California and the other, by Hippolyte Arnoux (fl. 1860-1890), a group of Arabs and camels waiting for the ferry near El Qantara in Egypt.Most of the photographs are worn at the edges, with small tears and folds and a few have small holes; one of the images of Hawaii with a waterstain at the lower margin.

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        Collection of 14 photographs of China, Indonesia, the Hawaiian Islands, California and Egypt]. Late 19th century. Albumen prints, ranging in size from ca. 16.5 x 23 cm to 21 x 28 cm.

      - Collection of 14 vintage photographs from the late 19th century showing China, Indonesia, the Hawaiian Islands, California and Egypt. Of the 6 photographs of China, 2 show the inner harbour and the home of the Portuguese poet Luís de Camões in Macau. Hong Kong can be seen in two other images, including one, possibly by the famous Chinese photographer Lai Fong (ca. 1839-1890), showing Queen's Road Central. The two rarest photographs show several of the 7500 imperial examination cubicles in Canton (Guangzhou), while a photograph by A Chan (Ya Zhen) shows the famous five-story pagoda on Kun Yam Hill in 1870. The Indonesian island Java can be seen on 3 photographs, including one of lake Telaga Warna by the British firm Woodbury & Page, based in Batavia (Jakarta). Taken further to the west, were 3 photographs of Hawaii, probably all taken in or near Honolulu. A rare undated photograph of the statue of King Kamehameha was taken probably right after the unveiling ceremony in 1883, as it shows a small wooden fence around the statue which can be seen in an illustration in The Graphic (28 April 1883) but is absent from all later images. Of the 2 final images, one by Isaiah West Taber (1830-1912) shows Midway Point in Monterey, California and the other, by Hippolyte Arnoux (fl. 1860-1890), a group of Arabs and camels waiting for the ferry near El Qantara in Egypt.Most of the photographs are worn at the edges, with small tears and folds and a few have small holes; one of the images of Hawaii with a waterstain at the lower margin.

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        The Poetical Works of Lord Byron.

      London: John Murray, 1839. The Poetical Works of Lord Byron. Octavo, 9 volumes. Bound in three quarters blue morocco over cloth, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, marbled endpapers top edge gilt, gilt double ruled to the front and rear panels. Illistrated with 159 plates. In near fine condition. An attractive set. "Byron is to a far greater degree than the other romanticists the poet of humankind. He conveys with tremendous power the majesty and desolation of history, the vanity of pomp and pride, the transitoriness of fame. And he is the poet of contemporary society, keen to discern the false and the corrupt, courageous in denunciation yet with pity for the young and innocent... As a poet he mirrored brilliantly and without distortion an absorbingly interesting world" (Baugh, 1229).

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        Burton's Gentleman's Magazine July 1839 - June 1840

      Philadelphia: William E. Burton, 1839 - 1840. Vol. 5 (July to December 1839) and Vol. 6 (January to June 1840). Hardcover. Good. 334; 294 p. 25 cm. First volume has title page vignette of Dr. Franklin. 9 in-text illustrations and 4 full-page plates, one of which is covered with clippings about checkers. Another vignette on Vol. VI title page towards rear (though section following is Dec. 1839). Frontispiece and 2 plates missing. Second volume has illustrated page opposite title, title vignette, 7 in-text illustrations, 3 full-page plates, plate missing top third. 2 plates missing. Half leather with paper boards. Covers rubbed, spine and corners worn. Dampstains and spots throughout. Chip in front free endpaper. Checkers clippings on one plate and its reverse. Some small tears, including one in second title. Burton's Gentleman's Magazine was published in Philadelphia from 1837 to 1841. Its founder was William Evans Burton, an English-born immigrant who also managed a theatre and was a minor actor. In June 1839 he made arrangements with Edgar Allan Poe to contribute to the magazine; Poe agreed to provide about 11 pages of original material per month and was paid $10 a week. Included in this volume are Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher," "William Wilson," and "Morella." In 1841, Burton sold the magazine to George Rex Graham, who merged it with Atkinson's Casket to become Graham's Magazine.

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        17 Chinese watercolours made for the export market].[China, first half of the 19th century]. Collection of 17 Chinese watercolours on Asian paper with chain lines, including 3 of birds seated on a branch, 3 of ensembles of fruit and flowers and 5 of fishes (all ca. 30 x 37 .5 cm); 2 further watercolours, each showing 2 branches of flowers and trees in a drawn oval border (ca. 39 x 30 cm); and 4 watercolours of Chinese people posing with objects (ca. 25 x 21 cm). In a modern gold-tooled dark green morocco clam shell box, in contemporary style.

      - Thirteen detailed Chinese watercolours of birds, fruits, flowers, plants and fishes, together with four portraits of Chinese people posing with a pipe, lute, flower and a handheld fan. The drawings in this album show the mixture of the Chinese and European styles that was popular in the market for export paintings in the first half of the 19th century: a combination of the Chinese approach to rendering with European aesthetics concerning light, shadow and realism. As traditional in these paintings, large areas of flat colour have been subtly shaded with very thin lines to draw the veins of the leaves, fins of the fish and feathers of the birds. The production of these export paintings began earnestly in the 1820s and reached its height in the 1830s and 1840s, especially after China's defeat in the First Opium War (1839-1842) opened the country to foreign trade. Photography was introduced in China in the 1840s and the market for export paintings declined after 1860.By the end of the 18th century Chinese painters in Hong Kong and Canton started producing paintings and drawings for European buyers. Although they were made for artistic and decorative purposes, many European naturalists began collecting drawings to study Chinese plants and species. Most of the plants and animals would simply not survive the journey to Europe whereas dried specimens did not preserve the colour or shape of the flower. Most of the export paintings were ensembles of flowers and animals placed on a background. Imagination was more important than copying nature, and the realistically painted flowers could have different colours or even be a composition of elements from different species. For that reason serious naturalists commissioned Chinese artists to paint according to the standards of European scientific illustration. With a few tiny spots and minor smudges, but otherwise in very good condition.

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        Van Dieman's Land. Copies of Despatches from the Lieutenant-Governor

      1839 - Parliamentary Documents Relating to the Penal Colony of Van Dieman's Land and New South Wales, 1839-1855 [Australia]. [Transportation]. Van Dieman's Land. Van Dieman's Land. Copies of Despatches from the Lieutenant-Governor of Van Dieman's Land, Relative to Transportation and the Assignment of Convicts. [London]: Ordered, By the House of Commons, To be Printed, 12 August 1839. 4 pp. [With] An Act for the Government of New South Wales and Van Dieman's Land [30th July 1842]. [Running title]. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1842. [833]-850 pp. [And] An Act to Explain and Amend the Act for the Government of New South Wales and Van Dieman's Land [6th August 1844]. [Running title]. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1842. [577]-580 pp. [And] South Australia. Convicts (Van Dieman's Land). Copies of All the Correspondence Between Any Person or Persons Interested in South Australia and the Colonial Office, Respecting the Effect Upon that Province of the Official Notice of the Comptroller General of Van Dieman's Land, Of the 21st Day of June 1845, Relative to Convicts in that Colony Who were Holders of Conditional Pardons. [London]: Ordered, By the House of Commons, To be Printed, 26 August 1846. 9. [1] pp. [And] Transportation. (Van Dieman's Land.) Copy of a Communication upon the Subject of Transportation, Addressed to Earl Grey by the Lord Bishop of Tasmania. (Viscount Mahon.) [London]: Ordered, By the House of Commons, To be Printed, 23 July 1847. 11, [1] pp. [And] Van Dieman's Land. Copies of Despatches, With Their Enclosures, Relating to the Cases of Mr. Justice Montagu and Chief Justice Pedder, With Other Documents. [London]: Ordered, By the House of Commons, To be Printed, 29 July 1848. 112, [2] pp. [And] An Act to Enable Her Majesty to Assent to a Bill, As Amended, Of the Legislature of New South Wales, "To Confer a Constitution on New South Wales, And to Grant a Civil List to Her Majesty [16th July 1855]. [Running title]. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1855. [401]-422 pp. 7 items in all ranging in size from 12" x 7-1/2" to 13" x 8." Disbound, moderate toning, occasional edgewear, 4 items have small library marking of the Netherlands Foreign Office, Van Dieman's Land (.

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        Collection of 14 photographs of China, Indonesia, the Hawaiian Islands, California and Egypt]. Late 19th century. Albumen prints, ranging in size from ca. 16.5 x 23 cm to 21 x 28 cm.

      - Collection of 14 vintage photographs from the late 19th century showing China, Indonesia, the Hawaiian Islands, California and Egypt. Of the 6 photographs of China, 2 show the inner harbour and the home of the Portuguese poet Luís de Camões in Macau. Hong Kong can be seen in two other images, including one, possibly by the famous Chinese photographer Lai Fong (ca. 1839-1890), showing Queen's Road Central. The two rarest photographs show several of the 7500 imperial examination cubicles in Canton (Guangzhou), while a photograph by A Chan (Ya Zhen) shows the famous five-story pagoda on Kun Yam Hill in 1870. The Indonesian island Java can be seen on 3 photographs, including one of lake Telaga Warna by the British firm Woodbury & Page, based in Batavia (Jakarta). Taken further to the west, were 3 photographs of Hawaii, probably all taken in or near Honolulu. A rare undated photograph of the statue of King Kamehameha was taken probably right after the unveiling ceremony in 1883, as it shows a small wooden fence around the statue which can be seen in an illustration in The Graphic (28 April 1883) but is absent from all later images. Of the 2 final images, one by Isaiah West Taber (1830-1912) shows Midway Point in Monterey, California and the other, by Hippolyte Arnoux (fl. 1860-1890), a group of Arabs and camels waiting for the ferry near El Qantara in Egypt.Most of the photographs are worn at the edges, with small tears and folds and a few have small holes; one of the images of Hawaii with a waterstain at the lower margin.

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        Deutschlands Flora. Nach natürlichen Familien beschrieben und durch Abbildungen erläutert.

      8 in 6, mit 891 farbig kolorierten Kupertafeln, jeder Text-Band mit Register, 8. 20,6 x 13,5 cm. 346/302/242/86 Seiten, In gutem Zustand. Bände etwas berieben, Buchblöcke sauber, bis auf eine Ziffer und handschtiftlichem Bibliothekseintrag auf dem Titel kaum Benutzungsspuren, die Tafeln in der Mehrzahl sauber und frisch, ganz wenige leicht braunfleckig, die Kupfer in beeindruckender Altkolorierung. Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar eines Gymnasiums, jedoch in gutem Zustand. Weiter im Untertitel: "Ein Handbuch für Botaniker überhaupt, so wie für Aerzte, Apotheker, Forstmänner, Oekonomen und Gärtner insbesondere". 4 Textbände in 2 Bücher - Buch 1: 1+2. Textband (1839, 346 S./1835, 302 S.) / 3+4. Textband (1844, 242 S./1850 86 S.) dazu 4 Bände mit Tafelabbildungen (kororierten Kupfertafeln), Band I: 228, Band II: 243, Band III: 240, Band IV: 180 farbig kolorierte Kupfertafeln. Teilweise in gebrochener Schrift.

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        Catalog of Samurai Katana

      Tokyo: 1839 [Tempo 9]. 9 vols. (a complete set, as issued). 1st edition (in Japanese). Fundamental text and woodblock prints (7 1/4" X 10') presenting katana (swords) of the Samurai. Original string bound wrappers, paper title slips, untrimmed. 3 volumes with 240 pages, of illustrations (woodblocks of swords), 6 volumes with 270 pages, of text. A few insect tracts, various stains, else very good, unmarked, unrepaired, complete, and scarce. Very good.

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        Van Dieman's Land. Copies of Despatches from the Lieutenant-Governor.

      1839. Parliamentary Documents Relating to the Penal Colony of Van Dieman's Land and New South Wales, 1839-1855 [Australia]. [Transportation]. Van Dieman's Land. Van Dieman's Land. Copies of Despatches from the Lieutenant-Governor of Van Dieman's Land, Relative to Transportation and the Assignment of Convicts. [London]: Ordered, By the House of Commons, To be Printed, 12 August 1839. 4 pp. [With] An Act for the Government of New South Wales and Van Dieman's Land [30th July 1842]. [Running title]. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1842. [833]-850 pp. [And] An Act to Explain and Amend the Act for the Government of New South Wales and Van Dieman's Land [6th August 1844]. [Running title]. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1842. [577]-580 pp. [And] South Australia. Convicts (Van Dieman's Land). Copies of All the Correspondence Between Any Person or Persons Interested in South Australia and the Colonial Office, Respecting the Effect Upon that Province of the Official Notice of the Comptroller General of Van Dieman's Land, Of the 21st Day of June 1845, Relative to Convicts in that Colony Who were Holders of Conditional Pardons. [London]: Ordered, By the House of Commons, To be Printed, 26 August 1846. 9. [1] pp. [And] Transportation. (Van Dieman's Land.) Copy of a Communication upon the Subject of Transportation, Addressed to Earl Grey by the Lord Bishop of Tasmania. (Viscount Mahon.) [London]: Ordered, By the House of Commons, To be Printed, 23 July 1847. 11, [1] pp. [And] Van Dieman's Land. Copies of Despatches, With Their Enclosures, Relating to the Cases of Mr. Justice Montagu and Chief Justice Pedder, With Other Documents. [London]: Ordered, By the House of Commons, To be Printed, 29 July 1848. 112, [2] pp. [And] An Act to Enable Her Majesty to Assent to a Bill, As Amended, Of the Legislature of New South Wales, "To Confer a Constitution on New South Wales, And to Grant a Civil List to Her Majesty [16th July 1855]. [Running title]. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1855. [401]-422 pp. 7 items in all ranging in size from 12" x 7-1/2" to 13" x 8." Disbound, moderate toning, occasional edgewear, 4 items have small library marking of the Netherlands Foreign Office, Van Dieman's Land (.

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        De l'homme animal

      First edition, one of the rare large paper copies.Spine cracked on foot, on joint cracked on foot with a lack, library label to head of spine, occasional light spotting.Rare. Béchet jeune & Labé Paris 1839 16,5x23cm broché

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        Heads from Nicholas Nickleby

      Drawings by Miss Lacreevy. 8vo. Original pictorially decorated buff wrappers. London, Robert Tyas.

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        Syphilidologie oder die neuesten Erfahrungen, Beobachtungen ... Erste Ausgabe. 7 Bde. Leipzig, E. Kollmann, 1839-45. Lwd. bzw. Hldr. d. Zt. - Seltene (komplette) periodische Publikation, zu der bis 1862 noch mehr Fortsetzungen und neue Folgen erschienen.

      . Behrend, F. J. (Hrsg.). Syphilidologie oder die neuesten Erfahrungen, Beobachtungen u. Fortschritte des Inlandes und Auslandes über die Erkenntnis und Behandlung der venerischen Krankheiten. Eine Sammlung des Wissenswerthesten ... aus den neuesten Werken, ... Erste Ausgabe. 7 Bde. Leipzig, E. Kollmann, 1839-45. 21 x 13,5 cm. * Mit 1 gefalt. Tafel (Bd. 4) * VI, 629 VIII, 632 VI, 629 VIII, 623 VIII, 632 VIII, 330 VI, 634 VI, 618 S. Lwd. bzw. Hldr. d. Zt. (VDeckel u. Rücken mit Spuren von Bibliotheks-Etiketten). - Gestempelt u. mit althandschr. Bibliotheks-Nr. Einbände etw. berieben u. bestoßen, Rücken Band 2 oben mit 2,5 cm Einriss. - Seltene (komplette) periodische Publikation, zu der bis 1862 noch mehr Fortsetzungen und neue Folgen erschienen. - Proksch I, 4 Hirsch/H. I, 432. - In Bd. 5 angebunden: Wallace, W. Darstellung des Verlaufs und Behandlung der primären venerischen Krankheit und ihrer Varietäten. Erste dt. Ausgabe. Leipzig, Kollmann, 1842. VIII, 330 S. Hirsch/H. V, 830. .

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        Autograph musical manuscripts signed.

      No place, 1839. - Oblong 4to (306 x 232 und 290 x 222 mm). 2 vols. (30) and (50) pp. Contemporary red morocco, covers and spines richly gilt, giltstamped cover monogram (crowned). A clean and well-executed fair copy of two cantatas and a romance: "Viva Cristina", "Nel mirare", and "Pria che autunno", splendidly bound for the Queen of Sardinia. Each piece signed at the end ("Originali di Giovanni Sebastiani") and dedicated to Maria Christina of Naples and Sicily (1779-1849), the daughter of Maria Carolina and King Ferdinand I of Naples and Sicily and wife (since 1807) of Charles Felix, who ruled Sardinia as king from 1821 to 1831. The first piece was performed in Rome by students of the Ospizio di San Michele; the second, the "Romanza", is also dedicated to the Duchess of Berry, Maria Christina's niece, who had spent her holidays with the royal family. Like the second piece, the third (bound separately) was penned during Maria Christina's holiday in the Villa Rufinella (also known as Villa Tuscolana) in Frascati. - The composer Sebastiani, a native of Frascati, had studied at the Ospizio di San Michele in Rome and passed away in 1899, aged eighty years (as his obituary in "Le Ménestrel" of 2 April 1899 informs us). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Le Livre du Roy Modus et de la Royne Ratio, nouvelle édition. Conforme aux manuscrits de la bibliothèque royale, ornée de gravures faits d¿après les vignettes de ces manuscrits fidèlement reproduites, avec une préface par Elzéar Blaze.

      Paris, Elzéar Blaze, 1839. - Grand In-8, 16 pages, [2]-CXXXIX feuillets en caractères gothiques, nombreuses lettrines, illustrations dans le texte. Titre en rouge et noir. Demi-maroquin rouge à coins, dos à nerfs, titre doré, tête dorée. Exemplaire à toutes marges. Reliure du XIXe siècle, signée Petit succ. de Simier. Bel ex. (Coins légèrement frottés, quelques rares rousseurs.) Première édition moderne de cet ouvrage désigné par les manuscrits sous le titre : Les livres du roy Modus et de la Royne Ratio, composés entre 1354 et 1377. Il est conservé par une trentaine de manuscrits, la plupart ornés de miniatures. La plus ancienne édition est datée de 1486, les éditions du XVIe siècle en dérivent toutes. C¿est le plus ancien ouvrage imprimé traitant exclusivement de la chasse et l'un des plus anciens écrits en français. Il se compose de deux parties : le Livre des déduits, concernant la chasse proprement dite et le Songe de pestilence, qui est une sorte de traité de morale. Le nom de l'auteur a été l'objet de nombreuses controverses. Tandis qu'Elzéar Blaze renonce ici à déchiffrer la rosace qui figure sur les deux plus anciens manuscrits et qu'il reproduit dans cette édition, Alphonse Chassant (1869) découvrira le véritable nom de l'auteur : noble homme Henri de Ferrières, chevalier, appartenant à l'une des plus anciennes familles de Normandie. D'aucuns combattirent cette opinion soutenant que la rosace ne contenait que les noms des scribes et copistes et qu'il s'agissait d'un ouvrage anonyme compilant d'anciens textes. Après un examen critique de toutes ces théories, Gunnar Tilander (1932) se range à l'opinion de Chassant pour conclure qu'Henri de Ferrières est bien l'auteur du Livre du Roy Modus. Belle publication par les soins d¿Elzéar Blaze, auteur du Chasseur au chien d'arrêt, du Chasseur au chien courant et du Chasseur aux filets. Elle est illustrée de nombreuses vignettes sur bois reproduisant des miniatures, et de jolies lettrines. L''édition est imprimée sur papier de Hollande de belle qualité. De la bibliothèque du Docteur Ant. Danyau, avec ex-libris monogrammé et devise « Prudente ac Fortiter ». Vicaire V, 349. Thiébaud 400-401. Bossuat 5533. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Versailles ancien et moderne

      First edition, illustrated with a frontispiece, a map (route from Paris to Versailles) and many wood engraved in the text Trimolet, Daubigny, French, etc. the romantic way (text frame, cul-de-lamp, headers, in-texts ... At pp. 316, 317, 341 and 412 are empty frames of prints that have never been published.Binding in full green heartache signed Simier, binder of the king. Back with false nerves adorned with richly decorated boxes, cold fat nets, roulettes on the nerves. boards struck with a large decorative plate with birds and arabesques of foliage; triple framing net and cold fat fillet. Golden slices. Large interior frieze. On the whole fresh, sometimes with some foxing, and some leaves a little brown.Very nice copy.This beautiful publication, perfectly executed, is interested in describing and narrating all that was known then of Versailles, as well from the point of view of the fine arts and the architecture as of the life of the people who lodged there. Imprimerie d'Everat Paris 1839 Grand in 8 (17x26,5cm) 516pp.

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        The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1839. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. 624 pp. Bound in dark brown leather, spine with 5 raised bands with gilt ruling and gilt lettering, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, all edges gilt, engraved frontispiece (portait of the author engraved by Finden from a painting by Maclise) along with 39 additional plates by H.K. Browne ('Phiz'). First edition bound from the parts (with cover of part XVIII bound in at the rear). All is as called for in Smith for the first state (including the errors on page 123 and page 160, and the imprint of Chapman & Hall on the first four plates and the frontispiece (n.b the imprint on the frontispiece is at the very bottom edge and is only visible upon close inspection). Smith I, 5; Gimbel A 40. A very attractive copy of Dickens' third novel. A few traces of wear to the extremities and darkening to the edges of most of the plates, but the leaves and the images on the plates are generally quite clean.

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        Pigot’s & Co.’s New Map of the Environs of London. / Extending 14 miles round St. Paul’s/ in every direction.

      Pigot, James & Co. 1839 - steel engraved map with remnants of original colouring; paper size 49 x 45 cm, circular map dia. 42 cm. various professional restorations, o/w vg cond.- A very decorative, circular map of London and its environs, covering Hertfordshire, Essex, Surrey and Middlesex and extending from Cheshunt to Couldsdon and Purfleet to Harlington, with a panoramic view of the Thames at the bottom, showing St.Paul’s and Custom House. Published for the 'British Atlas of the Counties of England'.- Howgego 341, state 3 of 4

      [Bookseller: Angelika C. J. Friebe Ltd. - MapWoman]
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        Marifetname. Bulaq, al-Matbaa ül-Kubra, 1255 AH (= 1839/40 AD).

      1839. Folio (190 x 285 mm). 23, (1), 563, (1) pp. Modern green binding. Second edition of the "Book of Gnosis", an encyclopedic Ottoman Turkish work by Erzurumlu Ibrâhim Hakki (Ibrahim El-Haqqi, 1703-80?) on astronomy, mathematics, anatomy, psychology, philosophy, and Sufi mysticism. Compiled from 400 sources and completed in 1757, the book was written in a layman's language. It is famous for containing the first treatment of post-Copernican astronomy by a Muslim scholar. - Well preserved in a modern binding. Zenker I, 1709. OCLC 949546174.

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        [17 Chinese watercolours made for the export market].[China, first half of the 19th century]. Collection of 17 Chinese watercolours on Asian paper with chain lines, including 3 of birds seated on a branch, 3 of ensembles of fruit and flowers and 5 of fishes (all ca. 30 x 37 .5 cm); 2 further watercolours, each showing 2 branches of flowers and trees in a drawn oval border (ca. 39 x 30 cm); and 4 watercolours of Chinese people posing with objects (ca. 25 x 21 cm). In a modern gold-tooled dark green morocco clam shell box, in contemporary style.

      Thirteen detailed Chinese watercolours of birds, fruits, flowers, plants and fishes, together with four portraits of Chinese people posing with a pipe, lute, flower and a handheld fan. The drawings in this album show the mixture of the Chinese and European styles that was popular in the market for export paintings in the first half of the 19th century: a combination of the Chinese approach to rendering with European aesthetics concerning light, shadow and realism. As traditional in these paintings, large areas of flat colour have been subtly shaded with very thin lines to draw the veins of the leaves, fins of the fish and feathers of the birds. The production of these export paintings began earnestly in the 1820s and reached its height in the 1830s and 1840s, especially after China's defeat in the First Opium War (1839-1842) opened the country to foreign trade. Photography was introduced in China in the 1840s and the market for export paintings declined after 1860.By the end of the 18th century Chinese painters in Hong Kong and Canton started producing paintings and drawings for European buyers. Although they were made for artistic and decorative purposes, many European naturalists began collecting drawings to study Chinese plants and species. Most of the plants and animals would simply not survive the journey to Europe whereas dried specimens did not preserve the colour or shape of the flower. Most of the export paintings were ensembles of flowers and animals placed on a background. Imagination was more important than copying nature, and the realistically painted flowers could have different colours or even be a composition of elements from different species. For that reason serious naturalists commissioned Chinese artists to paint according to the standards of European scientific illustration. With a few tiny spots and minor smudges, but otherwise in very good condition.

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        Allgemeine Naturgeschichte für alle Stände.

      Stuttgart: Hoffmann 1839-1842. 7 Bände in 13 Teilen + 1 Unversalregister. 8°. VIII, XXII, 860; 386; XXX, 2135, 44; IV, 618; XIV, 1845; 698; III,1872; 468 S., Pappband (teilweise Besitzervermerk auf Vorsatz; Bibliotheksexemplar; Bibliotheksvermerke; Einband und -kanten berieben; stockfleckig; Lagerspuren) Text in Fraktur. Versand D: 24,30 EUR Natur/Naturwissenschaften

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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 ('second edition, carefully revised')/ 1838. Octavo, two volumes, [8] ('Opinions of the Press' on the first edition), [ii] (title page with vignette, verso blank), xxiv (last blank), 355 pages [Volume 1]; and [ii] (title page with vignette, verso blank), xii (last blank), 415, [1] (colophon), 16 (publisher's catalogue, including the prospectus, in French, for de Waldeck's 'Voyage ... dans La Province d'Yucatan') pages [Volume 2], with numerous illustrations plus a total of 48 lithographed plates (2 hand-coloured, 5 with colour wash, 1 folding), 2 folding hand-coloured geological sketch-maps, a hand-coloured map ('Eastern Australia, and Natural Limits of the Colony of New South Wales'), and a large folding hand-coloured map ('The South Eastern Portion of Australia') in an endpocket. Original green ribbed cloth, spines gilt, sides stamped in blind (the second issue binding with the spine lettering reading 'Mitchell's Australian Expeditions'), expertly recased with new period-style endpapers; covers sunned on the spines and a little bumped at the extremities, with minimal wear; all edges uncut but at times carelessly opened; scattered light foxing (heavier on the plates and adjacent leaves); trifling signs of use, including occasional pencil annotations from a reader unimpressed with Mitchell's use of the first person; a very good set. Ferguson 2811; Wantrup 125.

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        Pracht-Flora Europaeischer Schimmelbildungen. Mit XXV colorierten Tafeln.

      Leipzig und Dresden, Gerhard Fleischer, 1839. Large folio (48x32 cm). 19th century half cloth, with cornerpieces; gilt title on spine, covers with marbled paper. p.iii-viii (half-title (= i-ii) missing) and 56 pp. with the descriptions of the plates. With 24 (of 25), black and white, lithographed plates designed by Corda. - Plates not coloured, plate XIV missing, but still an interesting item of a famous and beautiful mycological atlas, printed in a very small number: 100 or 200 copies only . - Very rare

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        [Collection of 14 photographs of China, Indonesia, the Hawaiian Islands, California and Egypt]. Late 19th century. Albumen prints, ranging in size from ca. 16.5 x 23 cm to 21 x 28 cm.

      Collection of 14 vintage photographs from the late 19th century showing China, Indonesia, the Hawaiian Islands, California and Egypt. Of the 6 photographs of China, 2 show the inner harbour and the home of the Portuguese poet Luís de Camões in Macau. Hong Kong can be seen in two other images, including one, possibly by the famous Chinese photographer Lai Fong (ca. 1839-1890), showing Queen's Road Central. The two rarest photographs show several of the 7500 imperial examination cubicles in Canton (Guangzhou), while a photograph by A Chan (Ya Zhen) shows the famous five-story pagoda on Kun Yam Hill in 1870. The Indonesian island Java can be seen on 3 photographs, including one of lake Telaga Warna by the British firm Woodbury & Page, based in Batavia (Jakarta). Taken further to the west, were 3 photographs of Hawaii, probably all taken in or near Honolulu. A rare undated photograph of the statue of King Kamehameha was taken probably right after the unveiling ceremony in 1883, as it shows a small wooden fence around the statue which can be seen in an illustration in The Graphic (28 April 1883) but is absent from all later images. Of the 2 final images, one by Isaiah West Taber (1830-1912) shows Midway Point in Monterey, California and the other, by Hippolyte Arnoux (fl. 1860-1890), a group of Arabs and camels waiting for the ferry near El Qantara in Egypt.Most of the photographs are worn at the edges, with small tears and folds and a few have small holes; one of the images of Hawaii with a waterstain at the lower margin.

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        Scenery of Portugal & Spain. On stone by Louis Hague.

      London: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co. Pall Mall; Ackermann & Co. Strand. Paris: Rittner & Goupil. Berlin: A.Asher 1839 - FIRST EDITION. Large folio. (57 x 39.5 cm.). Original quarter dark green morocco over blind-stamped floral patterned green cloth, spine gilt lettered within an oval panel and gilt rules. 2 leaves of advertisements (one at each end of the book), lithographed title, list of contents (2 leaves with lithographed vignette to each) and a further 32 lithographed illustrations on 29 sheets (3 with 2 per page) with tissue guards. Spine bruised at ends, some foxing as usual, significant to about half the plates. Largely devoted to Portugal, including views of Lisbon, Cintra, Setubal, Arrabida, Leiria, Coimbra, Porto, Villa do Conde, Guimaraes, Braga, and Ponte do Lima. Also nine views of Spain including Vigo, Malaga, Granada, and Valencia. Abbey Travel 138 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Western Tourist and Emigrant's Guide, with a compendious Gazetteer of the States of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri, and the Territories of Wisconsin, and Iowa

      New York: Published by J.H. Colton, 1839. Near Fine. First edition. 12mo. 180pp. Large folding map. Gray-green cloth gilt. Scattered foxing throughout, modest rubbing on the boards, a solid very good copy, with a small stain on the map otherwise in nice, near fine condition. Howes S615.

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