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        Nicholas Nickleby

      Chapman and Hall 1839 - Contemporary olive-green half-leather first edition first state ("visiter" for "sister") with frontispiece of Dickens. Illustrations by Phiz and scarce extra 24 character illustrations bound in. Spine appears repaired along length, top of spine a little frayed, some illustrations browned, text clean. Generally shelf wear but binding is tight and book shows well. Has previous owner comments in pencil on front fly leaf. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Oxfam Turnham Green - F4669]
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        The Silurian System, founded on Geological Resources

      John Murray, London 1839 - Large-format HB in recent quality rebind. Quarter dark green leather with dark green cloth boards and silk head bands. Gilt spine title, new endpapers and no inscriptions. Complete in two parts. xxxii. (preface and list of subscribers, which includes Charles Darwin) plus 768pp. incl. lithographic sketches and wood-cuts plus coloured plates and index. Top quality reproduction maps (in rear pocket). Minimal scuffing/foxing. (24 x 32cm) ***Heavy - Please contact bookseller directly for revised P&P costs*** [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SKETCHES IN FRANCE, SWITZERLAND and ITALY.

      London, Charles Hullmandel for Hodgson and Graves, no date, (1839). (1839), folio, approximately 560 x 380 mm, 22 x 15 inches, 26 tinted plates (single tint) including lithographed title page, all with paper guards, printed by Hullmandel after Prout, no text (as published) except for 4 pages of adverts at end, original publisher's quarter brown morocco spine, dark blue moire linen boards, gilt title to spine and upper cover, gilt vertical dividing rule between boards and spine, yellow endpapers. Rubbing to spine, slight wear to head and tail of spine, corners slightly worn with boards just showing at tips, pale stain to top margins of all plates just touching the top corner of 3 plates and title, hardly affecting the image, lithograph dedication page with list of plates on verso, some foxing to margins of a few plates, first free endpaper has small closed tear repaired with archival tape, gutters beginning to split, plates still holding but could work loose, otherwise a good copy. See J. R. Abbey, Travel in Aquatint and Lithography, Volume 1, page 41, No. 34 for an identical copy. The plates are of: Porte of St Martins Tour; Chartres; Strasbourg; La Halle au Ble Tours; St Symphorien, Tours; Amboise; Geneva; Lausanne; Sion; Milan; Mausolee de Mastin II famille de L'Escaile; Bridge of Sighs, Venice; St Mark's Venice; Temple of Pallas, Rome; Lyon; Geneva; Domo d'Ossola; Piazzeta Venice; S. M. della Salute, Venice; Ducal Palace, Venice; Venice, The Rialto; Como; Milan; Basle; the Forum, Rome; Schaffhausen. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        Oeuvres complètes en Français. Éditées par L'Association des capitaux intellectuels pour favoriser le développement des sciences physiques et mathématiques: Mm Dubois et Drapiez (École Militaire de Belgique), Moreau, Weiler et Steichen (professeurs à la même école)et Ph. Vandermaelen (fondateur de l'établissement géographique de Bruxelles)

      Bruxelles, Établissement Géographique, 1839. 5 vols. 8vo (23x14,5 cm). Original printed publisher's wrappers (covers sl. damaged, mainly backcovers and spines; spines broken of 4th and 5th vol.; dustsoiled and a few spots). Uncut. I & II: Lettres à une princesse d'Allemagne. (viii pp: Prospectus), lxxii,348; (iv),498, (ii: Errata) pp. with engraved frontispiece by Madou (the first vol. seriously waterstained, also affecting the portrait, 2nd vol. small marginal waterstain); Vol. III: Arithmétique raisonnée. (iv),476, (ii: Errata) pp. with 2 folding tables and figs.; Vol. IV: Algèbre elementaire. (iv),492, (ii: Errata) pp.; Vol. V: Essai d'une nouvelle théorie de la musique. viii,viii,270 pp., 1 leaf: 'Table des Matières', 1 leaf: 'Errata', with figs and annotated music - Rare set (the first five volumes?, all published by 'L'Association'?)

      [Bookseller: Boekhandel - Antiquariaat Emile Kerssema]
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        Life Of Field-Marshal His Grace The Duke Of Wellingon. In a handsome contemporary binding.

      A.H. Baily, London 1839 - Three substantial octavo volumes bound in period full tan calf with spines elaborately gilt and with attractive red and black title and volume labels. The boards are somewhat rubbed and marked and there is a little damp-staining to the corners of some of the engraved plates. The plate of Soult (p.169, Volume 3, is loose and needs to be tipped-in. A key work by one who fought under Wellington. Extra postal rate will apply. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: McManmon, B.D. ABA, ILAB]
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        DICTIONNAIRE PITTORESQUE D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE ET DES PHENOMENES DE LA NATURE - 12 TOMES EN 12 VOLUMES - TOMES 1 A 12 - TOMES 10-11-12 PLANCHES.

      AU BUREAU DE SOUSCRIPTION 1839 - R300097812: 640 pages + 640 pages + 640 pages + 640 pages + 640 pages +640 pages + 640 pages + 640 pages + 663 pages + 720 planches en noir et blanc au total dans les 3 volumes - textes sur deux colonnes - plats jaspés - manque coin en pied sur le 2ème plat - titre, tomaison et titre de la tomaison dorés sur le dos - coins en pied manquant sur les plats du tome 3 - quelques traces de mouillures à l'intérieur des ouvrages sans réelle conséquence sur la lecture - manque sur les 12 dernières pages de l'ouvrage sans réelle conséquence sur la lecture - 8 photos disponibles. Contenant l'histoire des animaux, des végétaux, des minéraux, des météores, des principaux phénomènes physiques et des curiosités naturelles, avec des détails sur l'emploi des productions des trois règnes dans les usages de la vie, les arts et métiers et les manufactures - TOME 1 : AAL-CAR - TOME 2 : CAR-ECU - TOME 3 : EDR-HOL - TOME 4 : HOL-MAM - TOME 5 : MAM-NEM - TOME 6 : NEM-PAL - TOME 7 : PAL-PIE - TOME 8 : PIE-SCO - TOME 9 : SCO-VIO - TOMES 11-12-13 PLANCHES . In-4 Relié. Etat d'usage. Plats abîmés. Dos satisfaisant. Mouillures Classification Dewey : 508-Histoire naturelle [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Le-Livre]
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        Landschaft mit roher Holzbrücke.

      1836-1839 - Kreidelithographie 1836-1839. 30,9:42,9 cm. Aus dem Verlag Josef Hafner. Nicht bei Giordani.- Giordani nimmt an, daß der Priester Johann Bauer nur während seiner Tätigkeit an der Stadtpfarrkirche von Linz 1836-1839 als Lithograph tätig gewesen ist.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        CONSTANTINOPLE And the Scenery of the Seven Churches of Asia Minor Illustrated. In a Series of Drawings From Nature. With an Historical Account of Constantinople and Descriptions of the Plates by the Rev. Robert Walsh. First and Second Series.

      Fisher Son & Co. N.d. c. 1839 - 1st Ed. 2 vols. 4to. [iv] + xxxvi + 84pp. + [iv] + 94pp. Additional engraved t.ps., 1 map, 94 engraved plates. [Lacking 6pp of Index and folding map]. Some light browning as usual, early sheep?, some light fading to edges, gilt motifs and lettering to faded spines, a.e.g. Walsh spend several years as Chaplain to the British Embassy at Constantinople, during which time he made many extensive expeditions through Turkey and other parts of Asia. Having obtained a medical degree he practised as a physician on various occasions while in the remote parts of that continent. US$666 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Francis Edwards ABA ILAB]
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        Buenos Ayres and the Provinces of the Rio de la Plata: their present state, trade, and debt; with some account from original documents of the progress of geographical discovery in those parts of South America during the past sixty years.

      London: John Murray 1839 - FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (c. 21.5 x 14 cm.). pp.xxviii+[ii]+415. Contemporary brown calf, sides with triple fillet gilt ruled border, spine with raused bands, gilt decorated compartments, twin maroon labels, marbled endpapers and edges. Engraved portrait frontis., large folding map with original outline hand colour, folding plan of Buenos Ayres plus 4 further full page plates (2 with partial hand colouring). Upper joint repaired, spine rubbed, head and toe slightly chaffed, endpapers spotted, contents generally very good, short tear to map at join to inner margin. Presntation inscription on title oage to "Mrs Brassey (?)/from/L.E. Parish/ Sept/ [18]55" (probably from Sir Woodbine's second wife, Louisa) Inserted is a newspaper cutting headed "Accused Widow takes POISON" dated in ms. Daily Mail 22 Feb 1926 "From our own correspondent /Buenos Aires, Friday/ The Brazilian widow of the late Mr. Marcus Woodbine Parish, who was murdered in Misiones Territory, Argentina, last May, attempted suicide by taking corrosive sublimate yesterday./ The woman was awaiting trial on a charge of instigating her lover to commit the crime. The prison doctor saved her life with difficulty./Mr. Parish, who was the grandson of Sir Woodbine Parish, Minister at Buenos Aires 100 years ago and signatory of the first treaty between Great Britain and Argentina, was shot dead from a wood while motoring to his estate". Oh yes - get your movie plot here. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robert Frew Ltd. ABA ILAB]
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        SKETCHES IN FRANCE, SWITZERLAND and ITALY.

      London, Charles Hullmandel for Hodgson and Graves, no date, (1839).. (1839), folio, approximately 560 x 380 mm, 22 x 15 inches, 26 tinted plates (single tint) including lithographed title page, all with paper guards, printed by Hullmandel after Prout, no text (as published) except for 4 pages of adverts at end, original publisher's quarter brown morocco spine, dark blue moire linen boards, gilt title to spine and upper cover, gilt vertical dividing rule between boards and spine, yellow endpapers. Rubbing to spine, slight wear to head and tail of spine, corners slightly worn with boards just showing at tips, pale stain to top margins of all plates just touching the top corner of 3 plates and title, hardly affecting the image, lithograph dedication page with list of plates on verso, some foxing to margins of a few plates, first free endpaper has small closed tear repaired with archival tape, gutters beginning to split, plates still holding but could work loose, otherwise a good copy. See J. R. Abbey, Travel in Aquatint and Lithography, Volume 1, page 41, No. 34 for an identical copy. The plates are of: Porte of St Martins Tour; Chartres; Strasbourg; La Halle au Ble Tours; St Symphorien, Tours; Amboise; Geneva; Lausanne; Sion; Milan; Mausolee de Mastin II famille de L'Escaile; Bridge of Sighs, Venice; St Mark's Venice; Temple of Pallas, Rome; Lyon; Geneva; Domo d'Ossola; Piazzeta Venice; S. M. della Salute, Venice; Ducal Palace, Venice; Venice, The Rialto; Como; Milan; Basle; the Forum, Rome; Schaffhausen. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

      1839. DICKENS, Charles. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. London: Chapman and Hall, 1839. Thick octavo, contemporary century three-quarter red morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, raised bands, black morocco spine label, marbled boards and endpapers, all edges gilt. $2600.First edition, bound from early parts, of one of DickensÂ’ third novel and one of his most popular, illustrated with 39 etchings by Hablot Knight Browne (“Phiz”) and extra-illustrated with 55 engraved plates, handsomely bound.Published in 20 monthly parts between March 1838 and September 1839, Dickens' third novel ""most closely follows,"" of them all, ""the 'life and adventures' pattern of Fielding, Smollett and other 18th-century novelists whose works he had loved from childhood?Nickleby attracted more notice than Dickens had received previously"" (Schlike, 415-16). Its plot, characters and dialogue possess ""the feel of theatre; it is as if Dickens saw human life conducted among lights of the stage, making it somehow larger and brighter than the reality"" (Ackroyd, 283). Indeed, the public reading version of the text Dickens prepared ""became one of his standard repertoire pieces. 'I think Nickleby tops all the readings,' Dickens reported"" (Schlike, 417). This copy bound from a mix of early and later parts, displaying most first issue points, but with ""visiter"" corrected to ""sister"" on page 123 (a later state) and ""latter"" on page 160 (an earlier state). The first two plates are first state with the publisher's imprint. Plate 16 (facing page 248) printed from the third steel. Plate 23 (facing page 356) printed from the fourth steel. Plate 29 (facing page 457) printed from second steel, no priority. Without engraved frontispiece portrait of Dickens from Maclise's painting; a different portrait precedes the title page. Without half title, as often. Eckel, 64-66. Smith I:5. Gimbel A41. Scattered light to mild foxing, as often, mostly to plates. Binding with reinforcement to joints, mild wear to edges of board.

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        Coupes et vues pour servir a l'explication des ph‚nomŠnes g‚ologiques; avec un texte traduit de l'anglais par H. De Collegno.

      Parigi, Pitois-Levrault et C., 1839. In-4ø; 77 pp., 40 tavv. fuori testo, molte ripiegate e finemente acquerellate all'epoca; legatura coeva in tutto cartoncino editoriale a stampa, dorso in tela ricoperto in carta azzurrina, tassello in carta con titolo manoscritto. Qualche fioritura. Ex libris stampigliato al frontespizio non leggibile, firma di possesso al piatto anteriore della legatura. Prima edizione francese, rara. Questo studio del noto geologo De la Beche, fondatore del Geological Survey, contiene 40 tavole disegnate dall'autore stesso e acquerellate che riproducono vedute delle Alpi, sezioni dei terreni di alcune zone montane e pedemontane, come ad esempio il lago di Como e Lecco. Tra le vedute spicca senz'altro il grande panorama ripiegato con veduta del Monte Bianco presa da Br‚vent, che restituisce una visione spettacolare del massiccio. "L'auteur, fameux g‚ologue, est le fondateur du ?Geological Survey? et prolifique ‚crivain au sujet de la g‚ologie g‚n‚rale" (cf. Challinor, p. 186). Perret 336. Ward & Carozzi 618. R‚an, Monte Bianco, p. 89.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Mediolanum]
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        Die Erziehung des Menschen auf seinen verschiedenen Altersstufen. Uebersetzung von A. von Hogguer und K. von Wangenheim, mit einigen Anmerkungen des Letzeren. 3 Bände. XVI, 378, 128 S.; VI S., 2 Bl., 470 S., Zwischentitel, 188 S.; VIII, 408 S., 1 Bl. Mit gefalt. Tafel. Marmor. Pappbde d. Z. (berieben) mit handschriftl. Rückenschild.

      Hamburg, Friedrich Perthes, 1836-1839. - Sehr seltene erste deutsche Ausgabe von 'De L'éducation progressive ou Etude du cours de la vie'. "One of the sanest works on education ever written" (Th. Davidson, A History of Education, NY 1971, S. 243). Band 3 mit dem 2. Titel: 'Die Erziehung des weiblichen Geschlechts', übersetzt von Eduard Adolph Jacobi. Von der Academie Française gekrönte Preisschrift und auch in Deutschland viel gelesen. Darstellung der Erziehung von der Geburt bis zum Alter. Bände 1 und 2 jeweils mit einem Anhang: 'Ueber Gefühl und Gefühlvermögen und deren Bedeutung im Organismus der Seele' von Wangenheim und 'Die moralische Weltordnung' von Eschenmayer. Albertine Adrienne Necker de Saussure fordert u. a. die gleiche Bildung für Jungen und Mädchen. Hier legt die 62jährige dar, dass die bisherige Mädchenerziehung nur die Fähigkeiten zur Hausfrau und Mutter fördert. Dies entsprach dem Bildungskonzept Jean-Jacques Rousseaus, das dieser in seinem pädagogischen Roman 'Emile' dargelegt hatte. Necker de Saussure fordert, dass Frauen nicht von Männern abhängig sein sollen; sie brauchten keine Anhängsel zu sein, wenn all ihre Fähigkeiten gefördert werden würden. Mädchen, so ihre Erkenntnis, haben die gleichen Anlagen wie Jungen. Neckers Werk war quasi ein Gegen-Emile. Mme. Necker de Saussure war die Tochter des prominenten Schweizer Naturwissenschaftler Horace-Bénédict de Saussure und Gattin des Botanikers Jacques Necker (Neffe des gleichnamigen Finanzministers Ludwigs XVI.). Bände 1 und 2 kaum fleckig, Band 3 unterschiedlich gebräunt bzw. fleckig. Gutes Exemplar. Kein Exemplar dieser deutschen Ausgabe im JAP seit 1950. – Fromm 19036. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Braecklein]
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        Triolet". Autograph manuscript of a poem signed.

      No place, 1. V. 1839. - 4to. 1 p. For a consul general: "Triolet // Le premier jour du mois de Mai / Fut le plus hereux de ma vie. / Fanchin // So eben dacht ich heut am ersten Mai / An Fanchins hochberühmtes Triolet, / Und wie die Jahre längstens schon vorbei / Da Sylvien ich sah am ersten Mai. / Da brachte mir Dein Both des Blattes Reih / Die im Geschenk des Buchs an mich besteht, / Drum sende ich Dir heut am ersten Mai / Als Dank für den Quatrain dies Triolet [.]". - A fine fair copy, probably intended as a gift.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Fourier et son systéme [Fourier und sein System]. Union Ouvriere [Arbeiterunion]. [Edition Populaire].

      Deuxiéme Edition (2. Aufl.) v. Fourier et son systéme. Zwei seltene Werke der beiden frühen Feministinnen, in fachlich versierter Ausführung zusammen gebunden. Isabelle Laure Gatti de Gamond (1839-1905) italienisch-belgischer Abstammung, war eine bildungspolitisch engagierte Sozialistin besonders im Bereich der schulischen Ausbildung für Mädchen, die zudem als erste Freimaurerin Belgiens bekannt wurde. Flora Tristan (1803-1844) war eine französische Schriftstellerin, Sozialistin und Frauenrechtlerin. In ihrem Hauptwerk ?Union Ouvrière? reflektiert sie ihre Erfahrungen in London und anderen Industriestädten, wo sie Fabriken, Ghettos, Gefängnisse und auch Bordelle untersucht hatte. Sie rief alle Arbeiterinnen und Arbeiter dazu auf, sich zusammenzuschließen und gemeinsam für ihre Rechte zu kämpfen. Besonderes Augenmerk legte sie dabei auf das Recht auf Ausbildung - auch und ganz besonders jenes der Frauen. - Innenteil etwas stockfleckig. Sonst guter Zustand.

      [Bookseller: Rotes Antiquariat]
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        \"Der Schrannenplatz in München\". Blick über das geschäftige Treiben auf dem Marienplatz Richtung Osten zum alten Rathaus, rechts im Hintergrund der alte Peter.

       Altkolorierte Aquatintaradierung in Sepia von Leopold Rottmann nach J. Weiss bei literar. artistischen Anstalt in München, 1839-41, 28 x 39 cm. Maillinger II, 205, 1; Pfister 281, 19; Lentner 1176, 19; nicht in Sgl. Proebst. - Blatt 19 der \"sehr seltenen Folge von hervorragend schönen Blättern, die meist nur einzeln in den Handel kommen u. z.T. sehr hoch bezahlt werden\" (Lentner). Eine von vier Darstellungen die die Fortsetzung der Folge \"München und Umgebung\" von Emil Kirchner bildet. - Die breitrandige Ansicht nur in den Rändern minimal fleckig. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Oberbayern

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        Sketches in Scotland

      1839. First Edition . SWARBRECK, Samuel Dukinfield. Sketches in Scotland. London: Printed at C. Hullmandel and Published by the Author, 1839. Elephant folio (15 by 21 inches), original half black morocco. $4500.First edition, with tinted lithograph title page and 24 lovely large tinted lithographs of views, street scenes and antiquities of Scotland, mostly in Edinburgh and the lowlands, after sketches made by Swarbreck during his 1837 tour.Printer and lithographer Charles Joseph Hullmandel pioneered the use of the then-new process of lithography in England. ""Among the many artists who availed themselves of his processes for the reproduction of their drawings were Stanfield, David Roberts, Haghe, Nash, and Cattermole"" (DNB). The lithographs he made from Swarbreck's sketches show his masterly use of gradations of tones and highlights that give the appearance of soft watercolor washes so suited to landscape painting. Abbey, Scenery 492. Very faint marginal dampstaining and only slight pinpoint spotting to lovely plates, light wear and soiling to binding. An exceptionally good copy. Scarce.

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        Experimental researches in electricity

      London: Taylor / Taylor & Francis, 1839. First edition, 8vo, 3 volumes, 17 engraved plates, a number folding; bookseller's ticket of Charles Haselden in volume I, bookplates of James S. Drury, M.B. in volumes I and II; rear hinge cracked on volume II, rear hinge cracked and rep[aired in volume III; binding of volume I slightly dull, else a very good set in original blindstamped green cloth and scarce thus. Each volume contained in a separate quarter black morocco clamshell box. Laid in is a 1933 invoice for the set from Henry Sotheran (for £5.79). The first publication of all of Faraday's important research in book form, work available earlier only in short papers and articles in the scientific periodicals of the day. Present here are epochal papers on electric induction ("Faradic current"), the principles of the dynamo, electronic state of matter, equivalents of electro-chemical decomposition, and magnetism. In addition there are prescient papers dealing with experiments on the actions of a magnetic field on polarized light and the general field studies that laid the basis for Maxwell's research later in the century. This is a difficult book to come by in first edition form, given its appearance over a 15-year period. A worthy copy of one of the great scientific books of all time. Horblit 100, no. 29; Gartrell, no. 708; Norman 762.

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        Ernennung von Ian Olteanu zum Bischof von Nagyvarad (Deutsch: Großwardein. Rumänisch: Oradea Mare). Ungarische Handschrift auf Pergament mit reicher Kalligraphie, teils in Gold, vier gouachierten Wappendarstellungen, Unterschrift von Franz Josef und Agoston Trefort sowie anhängendem Wachssiegel in Messingkapsel.

      2 Bll. Violetter Samt d. Zt. mit dezenter Linienvergoldung und Bindebändern. 36 x 26 cm. Oteanu (1839-1877), 1863 zum Priester geweiht, war seit 1870 Bischof von Lugoj, dann 1873 von Nagyvarad. Er starb mit nur 38 Jahren an Leberzirrhose und wurde in der St. Nikolaus-Kathedrale im heutigen Oradea begraben. Der ebenfalls unterschreibende Trefort war seit 1872 ungarischer Minister für Religion und Bildungswesen. - Innen wenig braunfleckig, Trennblätter etwas lädiert, sonst gut.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        NARRATIVE OF A JOURNEY ACROSS THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS, to the Columbia River, and a Visit to the Sandwich Islands, Chili, &c. with a Scientific Appendix.

      Philadelphia: Henry Perkins, 1839. 352 pages of text. Original green cloth binding with minor rubbing and shelfwear; protected in archival mylar. Several tiny areas on the binding have been touched up. The text is clean and unmarked. First edition. Howes T319; Graff 4173; Wagner-Camp 79; Field 1558; Sabin 96381.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        Voyage a Surinam: Description des Possessions Neerlandais dans la Guyane.

      Societe des Beaux-Arts, De Wasme & Laurent, Bruxelles 1839 - Folio: [iv], 76, [plates] pp. Half vellum. Later half vellum over marbled boards. The plates lithographed by Madou & Lauters after the drawings by Benoit. "Benoit visited Surinam in 1830-1831, purely out of interest. He was an outsider without financial interest in Surinam and therefore could look at the country and its inhabitants with a slightly ironical look. The book thanks its succes to the lithographs. Voyage a Surinam is meant as a platework, the text is subordinate to the images. Nevertheless the text is interesting, as Benoit declares himself against slave trade. He was not an abolitionist, but pleaded for a humane treatment of slaves." (Paraphrased from Kolfin). References: Sabin 4737, Van Doorne/Van Kempen 0580a, Kolfin p. 61-69. Chine-colleé lithographed plates: a lithographed title, and 49 plates (with 99 images). A wood engraved vignette to the title page. Important work on Surinam, illustrated with lithographs after the author's drawings, showing views of Paramaribo, villages, architecture, markets, dancing festivals, a funeral procession, costumes, games, billard-playing, native utensils, jungle scenes, natural history etc. Condition: Good, given age. Scattered light foxing (as usual for paper of this period), in the margins and on the plates. Board edges a little rubbed, corners bumped. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Recuerdos y Bellezas de España. Principado de Cataluña. Comprende las Provincias de Barcelona, Gerona, Tarragona y Lérida

      Joaquin Verdaguer, Barcelona 1839 - 2 tomos en plena piel con tejuelos, formato folio. Tomo I: Dedicado enteramente a Barcelona, 369 p. 39 láminas, falto de 1 lámina. Tomo II: 350 p. 40 láminas. Láminas dibujadas al natural por F. J. Parcerisa, dibujante, pintor y litógrafo romántico español. texto orlado. Láminas con leves marcas de agua. Algún cuadernillo un poco desnivelado. Buen estado general de la obra. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria García Prieto]
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        Geognostische Übersichts-Karte von Deutschland, Frankreich, England und den angrenzenden Laendern. Nach den grösseren Arbeiten von L. v. Buch, E. de Beaumont und Dufrenoy, G.B. Greenough...

      Map dimensions 60 x 88 cm, overall 65 x 90 cm. Folding map of central and western Europe, extending from Hungary in the east through Germany and France to England and Wales in the west, original delicate handcolouring denoting the geological strata with a corresponding key to the lower margin, dissected into 36 sections and mounted on linen, folds between contemporary diced cloth boards with original working metal clasp, recently rebacked in a leather of a similar colour. Wear to a few folds, some general superficial soiling to the paper, very good overall.A handsome geological map compiled from some of the leading geologists of the day.

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        The Silurian System,

      First edition. Two parts in one volume. 4to. xxxii, 576; (575-59), 580-768 pp. Contemporary tan full calf, spine with raised bands, twin gilt lettered maroon labels, armorial bookplate to the front pastedown. 14 "lithographic sketches" - 12 full page and 2 folding of which 3 are coloured and another is tinted, plus 112 woodcuts in the text, 3 maps on 2 sheets, 31 plates of fossils (including 4 bis plates) and 9 coloured folding sections. Not including the large folding geological map on three sheets, included in the plate list but issued under separate cover and often wanting. Repair to the lower joint, some wear to the boards, occasional foxing to the plates, else very good.

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        THE SALOPIAN JOURNAL ( Shropshire Shrewsbury Newspaper ) Bound Volume of Fifty Four Weekly issues January 2nd 1839 to January 15th 1840

      John Eddowes, Shrewsbury 1839 - Bound in leather with marbled paper covered boards, this is a bound volume of Fifty Four Weekly issues of "The Salopian Journal" from January 2nd 1839 to January 15th 1840, a very large double elephant folio format measuring 28.75 inches by 21.75 inches approx., each issue runs to four pages, packed with interesting articles, the leather is worn and rubbed with splitting along joints though boards still attached, internally noticeable foxing, browning and creasing, repairs to a few margins else in good general condition. A Rare early bound volume of 54 issues of this provincially published newspaper. This is a large heavy volume, shipping costs will be higher than the basic standard quote, please enquire for the rates to your country Size: Double Elephant - over 25" - 50" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Poetical Works

      1839. First Edition . SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. The Poetical Works. Edited by Mrs. Shelley. London: Edward Moxon, 1839. Four volumes. 12mo, original blind- and gilt-stamped red cloth, uncut and partially unopened. $3000.First edition of Mary ShelleyÂ’s important edition of her husbandÂ’s poetical works, in scarce original cloth.After Percy Shelley's death in 1822, Mary Shelley devoted herself to writing his biography and publishing his manuscripts. She first attempted to publish Shelley's poems in 1824, but his father, Sir Timothy Shelley, prevented further publication of Shelley's writings for 15 years. ""In 1839, the obstacles to an authentic edition having been removedÂ… Mrs. Shelley published what was then supposed to be a definitive edition in four volumes, enriched with biographical notes and some very beautiful lyrics which had remained in manuscript"" (DNB). With engraved frontispiece portrait of Shelley by Finden in Volume I. With publisher's advertisements in Volumes II and IV. Lowndes, 2374. Contemporary owner signature of Charles Williams Wynn, Jr., the 19th-century Welsh politician. His father was a close friend and patron of Robert Southey, who dedicated Madoc to him.Interior generally fine, original cloth with mild toning to spines. A lovely copy in near-fine condition.

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        Inquiry into the Origin of the Antiquities of America

      1839. First Edition . Signed. (BRYANT-PIERCE, Maris) DELAFIELD Jr., John. An Inquiry into the Origin of the Antiquities of America. An Appendix, Containing Notes, and ""A View of the Causes of the Superiority of the Men of the Northern Over Those of the Southern Hemisphere."" New York: Colt, Burgess, 1839. Quarto, original gilt-stamped brown cloth rebacked in brown calf gilt, all edges gilt. $3100.First edition of this 19th-century quasi-anthropological study of the origin of the American peoples, with 10 lithographic plates (five hand-colored) and 19-foot folding facsimile of the Codex Boturini, the copy of Native American activist and Seneca Nation leader Maris Bryant Pierce. Accompanied by an 1864 Civil War round-trip travel pass from the Washington D.C. military district to Alexandria bearing an oath of allegiance signed by Pierce.This work focuses on the origin of the American peoples—specifically an explanation of the different American races—and takes something of an anthropological approach. Delafield attempts a comparative analysis of different American and Asiatic dialects. He also analyzes the anatomical features of the people he chooses to study. Perhaps his most compelling work, from a modern perspective, is his attention to creation and deluge myths, an area of enduring interest. One of the most important features of this work is the 19-foot folding facsimile of the Codex Boturini, an illustrated depiction of the migration legend of the Aztec people (here present in a tipped-in pocket; originally attached as a frontispiece and ""often lacking"" (Howes D229)). According to the Codex, the Aztecs left their homeland Atzlán (""land or place of wings"" or ""land of herons"") in the present-day southwestern United States in 1 Tecpatl (1064 C.E.) and headed south to settle in Tenochtitlán in the Valley of Mexico in 1325 C.E. The illustrations show the Aztecs interacting with the goddess Chimalma in Aztlán, leaving by boat, and eventually meeting the god Huitzilopochtli in a cave. Footprints and scrolls show the intersection of man's journey and the instructions of the gods. In addition to the folding facsimile, this book also has 10 exceptional lithographic plates, five of which are hand-colored, depicting artifacts, skulls, traditional artwork, plans, and more. Howes D229. Sabin 19333. Field 509. This copy belonged to Seneca Nation leader Maris Bryant Pierce and bears his name (secretarial hand) on a front blank. Born and raised on reservations, Pierce converted to Christianity and was educated at Dartmouth through the Presbyterian Church. It was during his time at Dartmouth that he first became involved in activism, opposing Treaty of Buffalo Creek of 1838. The treaty, which some members were effectively coerced or manipulated into signing, sold remaining Seneca lands to the Ogden Land Company and relocated the tribe to Kansas. Pierce fiercely disagreed with the treaty and the methods used to secure it. He made speeches, wrote to Van Buren on behalf of the tribe, and hired legal counsel. In 1842, the treaty was negotiated. Ultimately, some lands were lost (including the reservation where Pierce spent much of his childhood and where he and his wife lived), but the tribe held onto three other reservations. Pierce went on to become secretary of the Seneca Nation and brought a system of elected government to the tribe. Additionally, this work has Pierce's 1864 Civil War Washington D.C. to Alexandria signed travel pass laid-in. It is partially printed and partially filled out in manuscript and reads: ""No. 738. Head Quarters Military District, Washington, D.C. May 2nd 1964. Pass the Bearer M.B. Pierce within the lines of the Fortifications to Alexandria and return, Reason: Business. This Pass will expire On Return Trip. By order of John H. Martindale, Brig. Gen. and Military Governor. J——. E. Montgomery. [Verso] To be signed before used. Age 48 Height 5-8 Complexion Dark Hair "" Eyes "" Oath of AllegianceÂ… Signed M.B. Pierce.""Expert paper repairs to front blanks, preliminary leaves with expert cleaning, light foxing to interior including facsimile, a bit of soiling to cloth. A very good copy. Rare.

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        Poetical Works

      1839. First Edition . SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley. Edited by Mrs. Shelley. London: Edward Moxon, 1839. Four volumes. 12mo, late 19th-century full red morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. $2900.First edition of Mary ShelleyÂ’s important edition of her husbandÂ’s poetical works, with engraved frontispiece portrait of the poet by Finden, beautifully bound in full morocco gilt by Zaehnsdorf.After Percy Shelley's death in 1822, Mary Shelley devoted herself to writing his biography and publishing his manuscripts. She first attempted to publish Shelley's poems in 1824, but his father, Sir Timothy Shelley, prevented further publication of Shelley's writings for 15 years. ""In 1839, the obstacles to an authentic edition having been removedÂ… Mrs. Shelley published what was then supposed to be a definitive edition in four volumes, enriched with biographical notes and some very beautiful lyrics which had remained in manuscript"" (DNB). Lowndes, 2374. A beautifully bound set in fine condition.

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        Washinga Sahba's Grave

      , 1839. 1839. BODMER, Karl. Washinga Sahba

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        Mitchell's Traveller's Guide Through the United States

      , 1839. 1839. MITCHELL, Samuel Augustus. Mitchell's Traveller's Guide Through the United States, Containing the Principal Cities, Towns, &c. Alphabetically Arranged; Together with the Stage, Steam-Boat, Canal, and Rail-Road Routes. Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowperwait, & Co., 1839. 12mo (3-1/4 by 5-1/2 inches), publisher's red patterned cloth. $1600.Early edition of this guide, with very large hand-colored map at rear of the eastern United States as far west as the Missouri Territory and eastern Texas.Samuel Augustus Mitchell was one of the most prolific publishers and editors of geographical manuals, maps, and textbooks in the United States, employing upwards to 250 artisans and writers. Around 1830 Mitchell settled in Philadelphia, where the best cartographic printing houses could be found, with the intention of improving the aesthetics of geography texts and atlases. His first effort, A New American Atlas, appeared in 1831. ""Mitchell entered the field of cartography at an opportune moment, when national expansion, following the expeditions of Lewis and Clark, Pike, and others, stimulated an interest in the newer parts of the country and created a market for travel maps and guidebooks. He remains an outstanding figure in the development of American geography"" (DAB). ""Mitchell's ability to identify and correlate original sources, as well as material from other map makers, was evident… His maps were among the most popular and influential in distributing new knowledge about American expansion to a growing, eager audience"" (Martin & Martin, 135). Traveller's guides such as this one were very popular in the 19th century

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        Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

      1839. First Edition . DICKENS, Charles. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. London: Chapman and Hall, 1839. Octavo, early 20th-century full dark blue morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spine and covers, raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Housed in a custom cloth slipcase. $2600.First edition in book form, bound from early parts, of one of DickensÂ’ most popular novels, illustrated with 39 etchings by Hablot Knight Browne (“Phiz”) and the steel-engraved frontispiece portrait after the painting by David Maclise, extra-illustrated with 35 engraved plates depicting scenes and characters from the text and handsomely bound by Bayntun (Riviere) in full morocco-gilt with a gilt portrait of Dickens on the front board.The plot, the characters, the dialogue, everything about the book ""has the feel of theatre; it is as if Dickens saw human life conducted among lights of the stage, making it somehow larger and brighter than the reality"" (Ackroyd, 283). This copy is bound from a mix of early and later parts, with ""visiter"" corrected to ""sister"" on page 123 (a later state) and ""latter"" on page 160 (an earlier state). First state of the engraved frontispiece portrait of Dickens (with Chapman & Hall imprint at bottom) and first states of plates one, two, and three (with Chapman & Hall imprint at bottom). Originally issued in 20 parts from April 1838 to October 1839. Extra-illustrated with 35 engraved plates from an early edition of Nicholas Nickleby printed by Grattan & Gilbert. Bound with half title. Eckel, 64-66. Smith I:5. Gimbel A41. A few expert marginal paper repairs, occasional faint foxing and soiling to plates and text, spine toned to tan. A near-fine copy, handsomely bound.

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        The Statute Laws of the Territory of Iowa

      

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        Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle

      1839. First Edition . DARWIN, Charles, FITZROY, Robert, and KING, Philip Barker. Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle, between the Years 1826 and 1836, Describing their Examination of the Southern Shores of South America, and the Beagle's Circumnavigation of the Globe. London: Henry Colburn, 1839. Four volumes. Octavo, period-style three-quarter brown calf, raised bands, burgundy and black morocco spine labels, marbled boards, endpapers and edges. $46,000.First edition of the account of the most famous voyage in the history of biological science and modern thought. Volume III is the first issue of Darwin's Journal, his first published book, containing the observations and fieldwork that form the basis for On the Origin of Species.""The five years of the voyage were the most important event in Darwin's intellectual life and in the history of biological science. Darwin sailed with no formal scientific training. He returned a hard-headed man of science, knowing the importance of evidence, almost convinced that species had not always been as they were since the creation but had undergone change… The experiences of his five years in the Beagle, how he dealt with them, and what they led to, built up into a process of epoch-making importance in the history of thought"" (DSB). Darwin's Journal, ""his first published book, is undoubtedly the most often read and stands second only to On the Origin of Species as the most often printed"" (Freeman, 31). It is ""one of the most interesting records of natural history exploration ever written and is one of the most important, for it was on this voyage that Darwin prepared for his lifework, ultimately leading to The Origin of Species"" (Hill I:104-05). Volume I contains Captain King's account of the first expedition, which surveyed the coasts of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego; Volume II, with its appendix volume, is Captain Fitzroy's account of the second voyage of the Beagle. Complete with 44 plates, four inserted charts and maps, and eight folding maps. (Folding charts and maps, originally issued loose, have been bound into their respective volumes, at the rear.) Bound with half titles, except for Appendix to Volume II. Bound without publisher's advertisements at rear of Appendix volume. Freeman 10. Norman 584. Hill I:104-05. Sabin 37826. Faint evidence of inkstamps on title pages.Text and plates generally clean, folding maps in excellent condition, with only the occasional short split or bit of archival reinforcement to verso. Period-style bindings handsome and fine. A most desirable about-fine copy.

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        HISTORIQUE ET DESCRIPTION DES PROCEDES DU DAGUERREOTYPE ET DU DIORAMA

      Paris: Alphonse Giroux et Cie, Editeurs, 1839. The First Edition with the portrait of Daguerre and with the additional seventh figure on plate 1, this rare edition is one of the first printings of the groundbreaking work. With the lithographed portrait of the author and 6 engraved plates, numbered I-VI. 8vo, in an attractive antique binding of half tan calf over marbled boards, the spine lettered in gilt between flat bands, marbled endpapers and additional blanks, t.e.g. With half-title, portrait, title, and 76 pp. A very fine and handsome copy, the text especially clean and fresh, beautifully preserved, the binding attractive and tight. RARE. ONE OF THE FIRST PRINTINGS OF THIS LANDMARK WORK. FIRST EDITION WITH THE PORTRAIT OF DAGURRE AND THE FIRST EDITION TO INCLUDE THE SEVENTH FIGURE TO PLATE 1. “Daguerre’s exposition of his photographic process. Daguerre, a gifted set designer and creator of the famous Diorama, a picture show based on lighting effects, began experimenting in the 1820’s with fixing the images of the camera obscura on silver chloride paper. His continued lack of success using this method stimulated his interest in the heliographic method invented by Nicéphor Niépce, who had produced the first successful photographic image in 1826 or 1827 on a pewter plate coated with bbitumen of Judea dissolved in oil of lavender, and in 1829 Daguerre succeeded in persuading the reluctant Niépce to become his partner. It was only after Niépce’s death, however, in the spring of 1835, that Daguerre accidentally discovered a quicker method of exposing and developing the Niépcian image through the application of mercury vapor. Using this method, with common table salt as the fixative, he produced his first successful permanent photographic image in 1837.” ‘In 1839, the discovery was given official status by a brief announcement at the Académie des Sciences. In the late summer, a full announcement was made to a packed house at a joint meeting of the Académies des Sciences and des Beaux-Arts at the Institut de France. The excitement was palpable. “Perhaps no other invention ever captured the imagination of the public to such a degree and conquered the world with such lightening rapidity as the daguerreotype”. Daguerre’s manual, published by order of the government, was quickly sold out. A total of 39 reprints, new editions and translations appeared in the following 18 months. The great demand accounts for the profusion of issues of the first edition: 7 are recorded, all from the basic setting of type. The first issue to appear was the Alphonse Giroux issue of which only 3 copies are known to survive.’ The copy here offered is also printed by Giroux and is the first to appear with the seventh figure. “Along with the official documents relating to the government’s review of the procedure, Daguerre’s manual includes details of its genesis, including a transcription of Niépce’s own description of his heliographic process, submitted to Daguerre in 1839, and a full illustrated description of his daguerreotype process---presented as an independent invention... . In the public imagination, Daguerre competed only with Fox Talbot for the title of inventor of photography....” Norman 569.

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        [DAGUERRE] [FIRST SCIENTIFIC REPORTS ON THE DAGUERRÉOTYPE]. COMPTE RENDU DES SÉANCES DE L’ACADÉMIE DES SCIENCES. SÉANCE DU LUNDI 12 AOUT 1839 [thru] Decembre 1839. PRÉSIDENCE DE M. CHEVREUL. Remarques a l’occasion d’un passage du Rapport...Lettre de M. Duvernoy a M. Flourens. [contained within] COMPTES RENDUS DES SÉANCES DE L’ACADÉMIE DES SCIENCES... Tome Neuvieme Juillet-Decembre 1839

      Paris: Bachelier, Imprimeur-Libraire, Various dates, August - December 1839. FIRST EDITION OF THE VERY RARE FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT OF DAGUERRE'S GROUNDBREAKING WORK IN PHOTOGRAPHY. A COLLECTION OF IMPORTANT ACADEMIE DES SCIENCES PRINTINGS ON DAGUERRE AND PHOTOGRAPHY and ADDITIONALLY WITH, the first descriptions of the process and with letters and articles on the work of Daguerre, Niepce and others. 4to, in a French binding of fine crushed navy-blue morocco over sympathetically coloured fine marbled boards, the spine gilt ruled, lettered and with decorations, marbled endpapers. half-title; 227-228; 249-268; 289-290; 353; 376-380; 455-458; 411-412; 423-432; 485-486; 511-514; 539-540; 553-554; 559-560; 595-596; 713-714; 771-772; 801-802; 823-824 Beautifully preserved oriignal extracts relating to the discovery of the Daguerréotype handsomely bound together. FIRST EDITION OF THE VERY RARE FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT OF DAGUERRE'S GROUNDBREAKING WORK IN PHOTOGRAPHY. RARE ARTICLES FROM L’ACADÉMIE DES SCIENCES RELATING TO THE DAGUERRE AND THE DAGUERREOTYPE AND EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY. The first announcements of Daguerre’s groundbreaking work in photography and other important letters and articles on the discovery. “Daguerre’s exposition of his photographic process. Daguerre, a gifted set designer and creator of the famous Diorama, a picture show based on lighting effects, began experimenting in the 1820’s with fixing the images of the camera obscura on silver chloride paper. His continued lack of success using this method stimulated his interest in the heliographic method invented by Nicéphor Niépce, who had produced the first successful photographic image in 1826 or 1827 on a pewter plate coated with bitumen of Judea dissolved in oil of lavender, and in 1829 Daguerre succeeded in persuading the reluctant Niépce to become his partner. It was only after Niépce’s death, however, in the spring of 1835, that Daguerre accidentally discovered a quicker method of exposing and developing the Niépcian image through the application of mercury vapor. Using this method, with common table salt as the fixative, he produced his first successful permanent photographic image in 1837.” ‘In 1839, the discovery was given official status by a brief announcement at the Académie des Sciences. In the late summer, a full announcement was made to a packed house at a joint meeting of the Académies des Sciences and des Beaux-Arts at the Institut de France. The excitement was palpable. “Perhaps no other invention ever captured the imagination of the public to such a degree and conquered the world with such lightening rapidity as the daguerreotype”. Daguerre’s manual, published by order of the government, was quickly sold out. A total of 39 reprints, new editions and translations appeared in the following 18 months. The great demand accounts for the profusion of issues of the first edition: 7 are recorded, all from the basic setting of type. The first issue to appear was the Alphonse Giroux issue of which only 3 copies are known to survive.’ “Along with the official documents relating to the government’s review of the procedure, Daguerre’s manual includes details of its genesis, including a transcription of Niépce’s own description of his heliographic process, submitted to Daguerre in 1839, and a full illustrated description of his daguerreotype process---presented as an independent invention... . In the public imagination, Daguerre competed only with Fox Talbot for the title of inventor of photography....” Norman 569.

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        Pair of Autograph Letters Signed to Thomas SPRING RICE (Sir Francis Legatt, 1781-1841, Sculptor)

      1839 - (1790-1866, Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1835-1839, from 1839 1st Baron Monteagle), saying he "shall be happy to wait upon you" with "a statement of the Gun Metal" and to ask how he may reply "to the City of London Wellington Committee" (28th November 1838, endorsed "C of E saw party 29/11/38"), in the second he explains that he "refrained from acknowledging the donation of fifteen hundred & twenty pounds worth of Gun Metal for the City of London Wellington Statue" till he had met and told "the acting committee . not only the amount of the gift, but the very ready and handsome manner in which it had been made", at "the Mansion House yesterday . all were at a loss in what manner it would be most agreeable to you they should reply to the generosity of the Government", so Chantrey is asking whether a letter of thanks to Spring Rice as Chancellor of the Exchequer "would be a fitting manner of acknowledging . the substantial way in which their efforts have been assisted by Her Majesty's Ministers", 1 side 8vo and 1 side 4to, Belgrave Place & Eccleston Street, London, 28th November - 26th January The gun metal was from cannon captured during Wellington's victories, in particular Waterloo. The equestrian statue, with its fine modelling of the Duke's face and of his charger 'Copenhagen', was planned for 18th June 1843, but unveiled a year later on what is now the forecourt of the Royal Exchange. Several buildings including the Sun Office were removed as part of the improvements. Chantrey was selected by a small majority, it is believed, over Matthew Cotes Wyatt. Subscriptions from Wyatt's supporters continued and in 1846 his colossal statue, 30 feet tall, was placed on the arch at Hyde Park Corner, but, being out of proportion, was removed in 1885 to Aldershot. (The present statue at Hyde Park Corner is by Sir Edgar Boehm, 1888). See The Times for 25th February 1839, and, for an interesting letter comparing the cost of the two projects, 15th June 1843.

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        The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1839. - FIRST EDITION BOUND FROM THE PARTS. 1 vol., 8-1/2" x 5-5/8", mixed issue, of the two critical issue points "latter" at p. 160 is present, but at p. 123 the correction to "sister", illustrated by Phiz. Bound in 1/2 tan calf, ribbed gilt decorated spine, frontis portrait plate, plates clean and bright throughout. Inner and outer hinges fine, head and foot of spine fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A New Dictionary of the English Language.

      London: William Pickering, 1839. 2 volumes; 4to. Contemporary full diced calf boards with gilt rule, recent respine in plain calf with gilt titles. Light foxing; corners repaired. Sound.

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        Le daguerréotype [dans "Comptes rendus hebdomadaires des séances de l'Académie des Sciences, t.9"]

      Paris, Bachelier, 1839. juillet-décembre 1839, juillet-décembre 1839, in-4, (4), p.853 à 903, (1)p d'errata, 852pp, demi-toile verte, dos lisse (reliure de l'époque), PREMIER EXPOSE DE L'INVENTION DE DAGUERRE. Ce rapport de François Arago publié dans les "Comptes rendus des séances de l'Académie des Sciences" (p.250 à 267), donna à la découverte de Daguerre son statut officiel. Ce volume contient aussi la lettre de Daguerre à Arago intitulée "Des procédés photogéniques considérés comme moyens de gravure" (p.423 à 429), ainsi que d'autres notes ou communications relatives à la photographie. C'est dans la table des matières qu'apparaît pour la première fois le mot PHOTOGRAPHIE, avec son sens "moderne". Le dictionnaire historique de la langue a bien retenu cette année-là (1839) pour l'apparition du mot dans le langage courant. De plus, il suffit de consulter la table des matières du premier trimestre des "Comptes-rendus" (t.8) pour constater que ce mot n'y figure pas, alors qu'on y trouve celui de PHOTOGENIE qui renvoie à Chambre obscure et à papier sensible. Cette observation semble n'avoir jamais été mise en évidence; mais elle est d'une telle importance qu'il n'est pas inutile de le souligner. Reliure frottée, petit manque au dos, la table des matières (p.853 à 904) a été reliée par erreur en tête du volume

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        Engravings of sepulchral brasses in Norfolk and Suffolk: tending to illustrate the ecclesiastical, military, and civil costume (vol. 1)

      London : Henry G. Bohn, 1839-01-01. Hardcover. Good. Vol. 1 only. 39 cm. 2nd ed. Folio. Backed on 3/4 cloth. Hardcover. Good binding and cover. Hardcover. Library stamps and markings. Vol. I : [2], xxvi, 67, [1] p., [124] etch. pl. (2 fold.). Bohn bought the copperplates for this second edition from Cotman in 1836, together with those that appeared in Specimens of architectural remains, for an average price of 5 shillings apiece (Kitson, Cotman, pp. 182, 323-4). This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.

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        THE POETICAL WORKS OF LORD BYRON [with] LETTERS AND JOURNALS OF LORD BYRON by Thomas Moore

      London: John Murray, 1839. (The Letters and Journals in first edition). Minimal occasional foxing, fine. Lovely wide-margined copies. (The Letters and Journals in first edition). Together ten volumes. Quarto. Illustrated with 136 engraved plates by Finden (including one not listed in the directions to the binder) and extra-illustrated with 99 engraved portraits and scenes with a mounted signature of Byron and two autograph letters signed by Byron, each on a folded sheet, one in English, the other in French. Bound in half dark blue crushed morocco with cloth sides and marbled endpapers, t.e.g., the spines with gilt titles and simple double fillet frames in the panels. The note below the mounted signature reads: "Auto of Lord Byron - Given to me by Mrs. Payne, late Miss Pigot, niece & executrix of 'Bridget Pigot' who was such an intimate friend of Lord B. who supplied so many letters to Moore for Lord B's Life." With the bookplates of Elmer Holmes Bobst (1884-1978) American businessman and philanthropist.

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        Chiesa di S. Agata Insigne Collegiata e Parrocchia del cospicuo borgo di Santhià, riedificata negli anni 1836. 37. 38. 39. sui disegni del Cavaliere Giuseppe Talacchi Professore di Architettura

      Santhià 1839 - Grande e bella veduta della Chiesa di S. Agata nel borgo di Santhià. La chiesa fu riedificata dal 1836 al 1839 seguendo i disegni del Cavaliere Giuseppe Talucchi Professore d'Architettura. La piazza è animata dalla presenza di numerosi personaggi. L'incisione, nell'angolo superiore destro. presenta un restauro ben eseguito mm 495x713

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