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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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        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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        CUCINA TEORICO PRATICA COL CORRISPONDENTE RIPOSTO ED APPARECCHIO DI PRANZI E CENE CON QUATTRO ANALOGHI DISEGNI.

      1839. Metodo pratico per scalcare, e far servire in tavola. Lista di quattro piatti al giorno per un anno intero. E finalmente una cucina casareccia in dialetto napoletano con altra lista analoga. Composta dal Signor Ippolito Cavalcanti, Duca di Buonvicino. Seconda edizione. Napoli, dalla tipografia di G. Palma, 1839. In 8°, pp. VIII (frontespizio, dedicatoria, prefazione al lettore); 440 n. Esemplare corredato da 4 splendide tavole di grandi dimensioni, piu volte ripiegate e allegate alla fine del testo. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena bruna, dorso con ricchi fregi e titoli in oro. Esemplare solido e egregiamente conservato. Il trattato Cucina teorico-pratica, pubblicato per la prima volta a Napoli nel 1837 alla quale aggiunge, nella seconda edizione del 1839, l'appendice Cusina casarinola co la lengua napolitana, presenta numerose ricette dell'epoca, provenienti dalle diverse classi sociali. Il libro ebbe, dal 1837 al 1865 nove edizioni, abbastanza diverse fra di loro in quanto venivano continuamente ampliate dall'autore. La Cucina teorico-pratica è un compendio di cucina tradizionale napoletana, alcune delle ricette sono di ispirazione francese, in quanto la cucina d'Oltralpe era all'epoca molto presente sulle mense dell'aristocrazia o dell'alta borghesia, l'appendice ci riporta invece alla cucina casereccia in uso all'epoca presso il popolo.

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        La Armeria Real, Ou Collection Des Principales Pieces De La Gallerie D'Armes Anciennes De Madrid. Dessins De ... G. Sensi. Texte De M. A. Jubinal ... Frontispices Lettres Ornées ... Par ... V. Sansonetti, Gravures Sur Bois Par Mr. Faxardo

      Paris : Au Bureau Des Anciennes Tapisseries Historiees, (1839?), 1839. First Edition. Minor scattered marginal foxing. Impressively bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt-blocked title and volume indications. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. ; 1 pages; Physical desc. : 2 v. , plates colated and all present ; 51 cm. Subject: Real Armeria de Madrid. Weapons & Armor - Spain - Madrid - Early illustrated works. Complete in 2 volumes - later editions offered a 3rd supplementary volume. Language: French.

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        Les filles publiques de Paris et la police qui les régit par F.-F.-A. Béraud, précédé d'une notice historique sur la prostitution chez les divers peuples de la terre par M. A. M

      Paris et Leipzig, chez Desforges et Cie, 1839. 1839, 1839, in-8, 2 vol, T.I : [4] ff, CVIII, 260 pp.; T.II : 327 pp, 2 volumes demi-veau, dos à nerfs, pièces de titre maroquin rouge et de tomaison verte (postérieure) ), Première édition de cet important ouvrage sur la prostitution à Paris dans la première moitié du XIXe siècle. Une notice historique sur la prostitution chez les divers peuples de la terre précède l'oeuvre. Celle-ci fut rédigée par M. A. M, membre de plusieurs sociétés savantes. F. F. A. Béraud était un ex-commissaire de police de Paris, chargé spécialement du service actif de l'attribution des moeurs. Si Parent-Duchatelet traite le sujet sous le point de vue hygiénique et sanitaire, Béraud s'appuie sur des faits dont il a été le témoin : Tableau de la prostitution, avec tous ses accidents ; Règlements et ordonnances auxquels elle est soumise ; Insuffisance de ces règlemens et ordonnances, relativement à la prostitution clandestine ; Projet des mesures nouvelles d'organisation de la prostitution, dans le plus grand intérêt possible de la santé et de la morale publique. (VICAIRE TI, 421; LACOMBE, 3118 ; LE CLERE, 96) Exemplaire en bel état malgré quelques rousseurs, une tache sombre sur le dos du premier volume

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        Copies or Extracts of Correspondence Since 1st April 1835, between The Secretary of State for the Colonies and the Governors of the British North American Provinces, respecting the Indians in those Provinces

      (Ottawa): House of Commons, 1839. First Edition. Paper wraps. Very Good. 171 p. plus 34 p. appendix. Rebound incorporating original blue paper covers. Fore-edges a little rough. Some tears in bottom of title page. This collection of correspondence from individuals including Lord Glenelg, Earl of Gosford, Sir Francis Bond Head, Sir G. A. Arthur, Sir J. Colborne, Sir C. A. Fitz Roy, Native Councils and others. Issues discussed in the correspondence largely revolve around land, religion, education, and agriculture. The Appendix is a report on seigniorial tenure resolutions passed in 1850, likely added to the book upon rebinding.

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        Den Gründern der Fürstenwarte. Panorama am Plavutsch [sic] nächst Grätz" [Deckeltitel].

      Graz, J. F. Kaiser bzw. k. k. Gub. Lithographie, (1839). - Erstausgabe. - Zusammen mit seinem Bruder Kaiser Franz, dessen Gattin Caroline, Marie Louise von Parma und dem Herzog von Reichstadt erstieg Erzherzog Johann 1830 den Gipfel des Plabutsch. Zur Erinnerung an dieses Ereignis wurde ein Gedenkstein, der „Fürstenstein" gesetzt. Die erste Warte war aus Holz und wurde 1839 aufgestellt, um Sr. Majestät, Kaiser Ferdinand die Möglichkeit zu geben, vom höchsten Punkt in der Grazer Umgebung das ganze Murbecken überblicken zu können. 400 Gulden Spendengelder waren dazu notwendig. - Enth. die „Nord-Parthie des Panorama vom Plavutsch-Berge nächst Grätz" (Blattgr. 18,3 x 111,8 cm); die „Ost-Parthie" (17,2 x 102,5 cm) u. die „West-Parthie" (17 x 90,3 cm). - Die Deckelillustration zeigt eine lithogr. Ansicht der Fürstenwarte. - Umschlag fleckig, mit kl. Randeinrissen u. auf der Stecklasche m. kl. altem Namensstempel. Die Panoramen leicht stockfleckig sowie vereinzelt m. Knickspuren bzw. leicht angestaubt. - Schlossar 293 (kennt nur „2 Bll. Lith."). ge Gewicht in Gramm: 350 8°. Mit 3 mehrf. gefalt. lithogr. Panoramen (aufgenommen von W. Heger; lithogr. von Ferd. Steinhauser bzw. Alexander Maschek), gefalt. lose in OKart.-Umschlag m. mont. illustr. lithogr. Deckelschild. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Reminiscences

      

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        The Artist.

      1839. German, 1839. Original colour lithograph depicting a playful and satirical approach of a painter to his work. 47 x 38,5 cm. Excellent condition of this early lithograph - in old, original hand-colouring. Wonderful example of a very accomplished work using the still young technique of lithography. Playing with all sorts of clichées of artists and their approaches, centering the pastime of the usuccessful artist against the seriousness of the craft. The year 1683 on the easel surely a clue to deciphering the meaning of this image, we were not able to do so. Whoever solves the puzzle, receives 20% discount on the price of this artwork.

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        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. First edition, an extraordinary presentation copy connecting two exceptional Victorians, inscribed by the Commander of the Beagle Robert FitzRoy (see below), the man who chose Darwin to accompany him on the epochal voyage. "The voyage of the Beagle has been by far the most important event in my life, and has determined my whole career" (Charles Darwin, Life and Letters I, p. 61). "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). The third volume comprises Darwin's own journal of his voyage in the Beagle, which is the first issue of his first published book. It is "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: 104-105). Volume I of the Narrative concerns the initial surveying expedition, 1826-30, under Philip Parker King in the Adventure, during which FitzRoy succeeded Pringle Stokes as commander of the accompanying Beagle. Volume II describes FitzRoy's continuation and completion of the survey with the Beagle alone, ending in 1836. 'The surveys he carried out in South American waters established FitzRoy as a first-rate hydrographer and won for him the gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society (1837). Because his marine surveys were accurate to such a high degree they are still used as the foundation for a number of charts of that area' (DSB). Only one other complete copy of the Narrative in its original binding and inscribed by FitzRoy has appeared at auction (Christie's South Kensington, September 21, 2005, lot 79, £33,600 = $60,752). A copy inscribed by FitzRoy but lacking one of the plates sold for £42,049 ($63,885) at Bonham's, June 19, 2013, lot 43. Provenance: inscribed and signed on the half-title by the Captain of the Beagle, Robert FitzRoy, to 'Dr. Lee, LL.D., a tribute of esteem and respect from Robt. FitzRoy, Sept. 19th, 1856.' Also inscribed by Lee on the front pastedown, 'John Lee, Hartwell, a present from the accomplished author, 22 September 1856', with Lee's armorial bookplate on front pastedown in all volumes. John Lee (1783-1866) was an English philanthropist, astronomer, mathematician, antiquarian and barrister. Lee and FitzRoy were both pioneer meteorologists, and this is probably the reason for the gift of these volumes: Lee was a founder of the British Meteorological Society in 1839, and FitzRoy was instrumental in the founding in 1854 of the Meteorological Office of the Board of Trade, and was its first head. FitzRoy issued the first daily weather forecasts, published in The Times, and actually invented the term 'weather forecast'. "If it had not been for Robert FitzRoy, the name Charles Darwin would now be remembered, if at all, as that of a country parson with an interest in natural history, perhaps rather in the mould of Gilbert White, of Selborne. The theory of natural selection, which explains the fact of evolution, would be known from the work of Alfred Russel Wallace, who came up with the idea independently of Darwin, and whose work prompted Darwin to go public with his own ideas; we would be as familiar then with the term 'Wallacian evolution' as we are, in the real world where Robert FitzRoy lived, with the term 'Darwinian evolution'. In that real world, FitzRoy is known, so far as he is widely known at all, as Darwin's Captain on the voyage of HMS Beagle during which the young naturalist made the observations which pro- vided the inspiration for the further years of hard work on which his theory would be based. But if Charles Darwin had never lived, the name of Robert FitzRoy might be widely held in higher esteem than it is in our world, where it has remained forever in the shadow of Darwin" (Gribbin, FitzRoy, p. 11). This three-volume narrative, published in 1839, recounts the voyages of His Majesty's ships Adventure and Beagle between the years 1826 and 1836. Volume I chronicles the ships' adventures while surveying the southern coast of South America from 1826 to 1830. The captain of the Beagle during that time, Pringle Stokes (1793-1828), committed suicide, partly due to the stress of battling some of the worst weather on Earth. Phillip Parker King (1791-1856), Captain of the Adventure, used Stokes' journal in preparing his official report of the voyage, but glossed over the suicide. Stokes' replacement, Captain Robert FitzRoy, requested the company of a naturalist-scientist as a companion and intellectual peer before undertaking a second voyage: "Anxious that no opportunity of collecting useful information, during the voyage, should be lost; I proposed to the Hydrographer [i.e., Francis Beaufort, Hydrographer to the British Admiralty] that some well-educated and scientific person should be sought for who would willingly share such accommodations as I had to offer, in order to profit by the opportunity of visiting distant countries yet little known. Captain Beaufort approved of the suggestion, and wrote to Professor Peacock, of Cambridge, who consulted with a friend, Professor Henslow [Darwin's former mentor and teacher], and he named Mr. Charles Darwin, grandson of Dr. Darwin the poet, as a young man of promising ability, extremely fond of geology, and indeed all branches of natural history. In consequence an offer was made to Mr. Darwin to be my guest on board, which he accepted conditionally; permission was obtained for his embarkation, and an order given by the Admiralty that he should be borne on the ship's books for provisions. The conditions asked by Mr. Darwin were, that he should be at liberty to leave the Beagle and retire from the Expedition when he thought proper, and that he should pay a fair share of the expenses of my table" (Vol. II, pp. 18-19). Volume II is FitzRoy's account of the expedition's second voyage during the years 1831-1836, when the Beagle explored Tierra del Fuego at the southern tip of South America and the west coast of the continent. The ship then traveled to the Enchanted Islands, better known now as the Galapagos Islands. From there, the Beagle sailed to Tahiti, New Zealand, Australia, around the Cape of Good Hope, St. Helena, Ascension Island, Bahia, Cape Verde Islands and the Azores, and then home to England. FitzRoy not only captained the Beagle, but also served as the ship's hydrographic surveyor, meteorologist, and amateur naturalist. "FitzRoy, who was more concerned with science than were many naval officers of his day, made it possible for Darwin to visit tropical lands and study their flora, fauna, and geology. The two men shared the same cabin and FitzRoy was attentive to the scientific needs and interests of the young Darwin. FitzRoy's violent temper and his conservative opinions on religion and slavery were responsible for some disagreements between them, but FitzRoy and Darwin remained on friendly terms ... While Darwin made his observations in South America and collected his specimens, FitzRoy surveyed the southern coast of that continent. The years of the second Beagle voyage marked the beginning of a half-century of supremacy of British hydrography" (DSB). Many years later Darwin reflected in his autobiography that FitzRoy's character "was in several respects one of the most noble which I have ever known." "FitzRoy's duty in the years immediately following the return of the Beagle to England was clear. His first priority was to complete the preparation of the mass of charts, sailing directions, and other technical material resulting from the voyage, and he continued to receive his pay for carrying out this work even after the Beagle was paid off ... work on this material continued long after the pay for it stopped, and that the last instalment was sent back to Beaufort by FitzRoy on his arrival in New Zealand in September 1844, having presumably been completed on the voyage out from England. But there was also considerable public interest in the activities of the Beagle, and FitzRoy also felt it his duty to write up the material from both voyages into a book. With his predecessor, Pringle Stokes, dead, and with Captain King having retired to Australia, FitzRoy carried the responsibility (as he saw it) for all the material from the first voyage, as well as his own narrative of the second voyage. It soon became clear that with all this, and Darwin's material as well, there was far too much for one volume. We do not have the details of the discussions that must have taken place, but it is clear that Darwin and FitzRoy soon reached an amicable agreement (by January 1837) that FitzRoy would use the material he was responsible for to prepare two volumes, one covering the first voyage (Beagle and Adventure) and the other the second, while Darwin would write his own account of the second voyage for a third volume to be published with the other two as a single book. "As the work progressed, FitzRoy found that the only way to cope with the mass of technical material and his own observations on various topics (such as the Fuegian language) that would otherwise break up the flow of the narrative was to relegate the material to a fourth volume of Appendices. Altogether he would produce well over half a million words, all written out by hand" (Gribbin, FitzRoy, pp. 175-6). Publication of Darwin's journal, which contained a history of the voyage and a sketch of observations in natural history and geology, had been urged by FitzRoy during the voyage. It "was ready much earlier than the rest. The manuscript of the main text was finished by June 1837, and it, with the index, was in print early in 1838. The preface was written later and in it he states that 'publication has been unavoidably delayed' ... The printing of the preliminaries and the appendix probably took place before January 24 1839. On that day he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, but the initials do not appear on the title page of Volume III. Immediately popular, it was reprinted separately later in the same year, and in numerous later editions with different titles, but is widely known today as The Voyage of the Beagle. It was one of Darwin's personal favourites, as he writes in his autobiography: "The success of this my first literary child tickles my vanity more than that of any of my other books." Robert FitzRoy (1805-1865) was appointed to the governorship of New Zealand in 1843, returning to England in 1845; in 1857 he became Rear Admiral and in 1863 Vice Admiral. "Ever since his Beagle days FitzRoy had shown an interest in the study of the weather. Therefore, when the British government created (1855) the Meteorologic Office, instructed to gather weather information for shipping, it was not surprising that the Royal Society should ask FitzRoy be placed in charge of it ... While a committee of the Royal Society deliberated about the exact nature of the work to be done by the Meteorologic Office, FitzRoy contacted the ship captains who would make meteorological observations for him. He was not satisfied merely to amass weather information; he wanted to warn sailors and others of approaching weather changes" (DSB). "FitzRoy was interested in the weather for one reason

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        Inventions et découvertes. Origine du dessin

      S.l. [Paris], 1839. s.d. (c.1839), s.d. (c.1839), in-12, carré, 23 planches, cartonnage de l'éditeur en papier vert orné de motifs de feuillages en relief, gravure collée au centre du premier plat représentant l'origine du dessin, Une des premières descriptions de la technique du daguerréotype au sein d'un ouvrage de vulgarisation. Recueil de 23 lithographies montées "en accordéon". Elles illustrent par des scènes animées l'histoire des grandes inventions à l'usage de la jeunesse : le dessin (sur la couverture), l'astronomie, le verre, le papier, la soie, les horloges, la poudre à canon, la boussole, l'imprimerie, le télescope, la circulation du sang, le ballon, le télégraphe, la lithographie, etc. La dernière illustration de ce recueil concerne la photographie, elle porte la légende suivante : "Daguerreotipe [sic]. Expérience publique faite par Mr Daguerre ... Au 19e siècle notre compatriote [Jacques] Charles fit les premiers essais de l'art photographique mais son secret mourut avec lui. De nouveaux essais furent tentés depuis par les Anglais, mais les images produites se détruisaient au grand jour. M.Mrs Daguerre et Niepce sont parvenus aujourd'hui au moyen d'une plaque d'argent recouverte d'une préparation chimique à fixer les images de la chambre noire". Le livre est signé, sur la page de la Vaccine : "Chez Tirpenne, Editeur rue St. Jacques, 26". Jean-Louis Tirpenne, lithographe et graveur de formation débuta sa carrière vers 1830 et fut aussi imprimeur. Elève de Bouton et de Daguerre, il s'intéressa de près aux innovations photographiques et aux possibilités que cette nouvelle technique de reproduction du réel offrait pour l'art du dessin et de la gravure (comme l'atteste sa participation à "Paris et ses environs reproduit par la daguerréotype" en 1840). Ainsi, cette suite de lithographies fait figurer, probablement pour la première fois (après le "Rapport de M. Arago sur le Daguerréotype" qui fut publié en 1839 à Paris chez Bachelier), le mot "daguerreotype" au sein d'un ouvrage de vulgarisation destiné à un public non spécialisé. Très rare plaquette

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        Oeuvres complètes de Buffon, avec des extraits de Daubenton, et la classification de Cuvier

      New illustrated edition of 122 color plates erased and enhanced by hand, on strong paper. The 122 boards contain more than 300 figures. The boards were designed by Janet Lange and Travies (best illustrators for Buffon in the nineteenth), and engraved by Manceau, Fournier ...Bound in half shagreen eggplant back with four nerves decorated with gilded boxes and nets cold and hot.Some scattered spots and capricious (but never heavy or invasive) affect some slips.The serpentes are present and the boards are in good condition, without browning.Volume I - General Subjects, earth theory. 782 pages illustrated with a portrait, 5 maps in color.Second volume - General Subjects, grounded theory (2nd part), minerals. 775 pages.Third volume - Mammals. 726 pages illustrated with 13 color plates.Volume fourth - Mammals (Part 2). 784 pages illustrated with 29 color plates.Volume fifth - Birds. 653 pages illustrated with 44 color plates.Volume Sixth - The Birds (Part 2). 732 pages illustrated with 30 color plates. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! chez Furne et Cie. Paris 1839 6 tomes en 6 Vol. Grand in 8 (format Jesus) 17,5x26,5cm 6 Vol. reliés

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        Travels in North America During the Years 1834, 1835, & 1836. Including a Summer Residence with the Pawnee Tribe of Indians, in the Remote Prairies of the Missouri, and a Visit to Cuba and the Azore Islands.

      Harper & Brothers 1839 - 2 vols., 12mo., 1/2 red leather over marbled bds. Gold stamped black leather spine labels. Bindings clean and tight with very slight wear to corners. Outer eps. new, while inner eps. are original, soiled and chipped. Title pg. of each volume has some foxing and soiling, and there is scattered foxing to both vols., not too severe and not interfering with legibility of text. Each title pg. bears the faded pink stamp of the New York Mercantile Library. In addn., each title pg. bears a 1cm. round lt. blue paper tag with the letter "R." Vol. 1 has a 1/2 in. wide horizontal tide mark affecting the very top edge of the first 41 pages, not affecting text, pg. 191/192 of Vol.I has a small defect mid-pg.affecting a few words of text; Vol.I-324pp., Vol.II-247pp. with several lines of commentary in pencil after text. Exceptional early account of the Pawnees and interesting travel narrative. Howes M-913, Graff 2938, Rader 2460, Wagner-Camp 77, Sabin 51490, Field 1111. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'Obélisque de Luxor

      1839. Paris, Carilian-Goeury et Vr Dalmont, libraires des Corps Royaux des Ponts et Chaussées et des Mines 1839. Sous-titre : Histoire de sa translation a Paris, description des travaux auxquels il a donné lieu, avec un appendice sur les calculs des appareils d'abattage, d'embarquement, de halage et d'érection. Détails pris sur les lieux, et relatifs au sol, aux sciences, aux moeurs et aux usages de l'Egypte ancienne et moderne suivi d'un Extrait de l'ouvrage de Fontana sur la translation de l'obélisque du Vatican. In-folio cartonnage vert éditeur. 215 pages + 15 planches doubles montées sur onglets, certaines dépliantes, imprimées par Lemercier, Bernard et Cie. Quelques rousseurs en page de titre et éparses sur quelques planches, cartonnage un peu frotté, coins émoussés. Malgré les petits défauts ici signalés, bel ouvrage, en édition originale très rare relatant cette monumentale entreprise que fut le transfert de l'obélisque d'Egypte à Paris, place de la Concorde, et pour laquelle un bateau, le Louxor, fut construit spécialement. Le monument fut érigé, à la place qu'il occupe toujours, en octobre 1836. Apollinaire Lebas fut en charge de cette entreprise que l'on peut qualifier, pour l'époque, de pharaonique. Cet ouvrage en est le récit tant historique que scientifique et technique. L'Obélisque avait été offerte à la France par Méhémet-Ali, Vice Roi d'Egypte en signe de la bonne entente entre les deux pays.

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

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

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        L'art de créer les jardins, contenant les préceptes généraux de cet art; leur application développée sur des vues perspectives, coupes et élévations, par des exemples choisis dans les jardins les plus célèbres de France et d'Angleterre, et le tracé pratique de toute espèce de jardins. Nouvelle édition.

      Paris, Roret, 1839. ____ Edition illustrée de 24 lithographies en couleurs dont 5 planches sont à système : elles sont munies d'une partie mobile qui permet de voir les modifications projetées. (Une planche en porte en deux). L'illustration contient 6 plans de jardins sur double page et 18 vues de jardins. Sont représentés les jardins de Blenheim, Morfontaine, Chatsworth, Ermenonville, Stowe, Richemond, Windsor, Saint-Leu, Beauregard, Palais Pitti de FlorenceMarly-le-Roi, Longleat, Bougival, Wilton, etc. De légères rousseurs, quelques déchirures réparées sommairement sur les bords d'une grande planche dépliante, dos frotté, mais bon exemplaire de ce livre rare en couleur. Brunet V, 1138.*****. In-folio. Collation : (4), 106 pp., 24 planches h.-t. Demi-basane rouge à coins, dos orné en long. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Narrative of the Late Proceedings and Events in China.

      Canton.: Printed at the Canton Register Press.. 1839.. vi + 2 + 3a - 3f + 3 - 182pp + [3] + appendix 75 pp. Short closed tear upper margin title page, some foxing and browning endpapers and title page, very occasional spotting but in general the text is very clean. Two contemporary signatures upper margin title page a little trimmed. Half morocco a little worn at extremities, marbled paper covered boards. 19.5 x 13cm. Lust 577. Cordier 2360. John Slade the printer at the Canton Register published a great number of the documents, letters and opinions contained within these pages in the lead up to the First Opium War. As he did so it occurred to him "how useful a preliminary study for those of his distant fellow-countrymen interested in the late events" would be. This resulting work uses a great many source documents to explain the situation as he saw it between the key players - British and Chinese at the time. John Lust succinctly describes "Narrative of the Late Proceedings and Events in China" in his very useful bibliography "Western Books on China Published up to 1850" as "Largely a documentary commentary on Lin Tse-hsu's [Lin Zexu] anti-opium campaign and foreign reactions. Question of British rights not Chinese ethics". The 75 page appendix which John Slade recommends reading first, comprises Chinese documents, translated by largely Mr J. Robert Morrison, with others by Mr Thom, Mr Samuel Fearon and himself. Reading the Chinese viewpoint first John Slade believed would enable "his distant fellow country-men to approach the question of the trade in opium, with considerable knowledge of the tactics of the Chinese government as applied to it..." Rare. .

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        The Gift: A Chistmas and NewYear's Present for 1840

      Carey abd Hart, 1839 First appearance of William Wilson, p. 229. Foxing to the engraved title and tissue guards. Binding detached as of p. 225. Some faint writing on front free end paper, name stamp on verso of front free end paper and other free end paper.

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        [WoO 104]. Gesang der Mönche aus Schillers Wilhelm Tell für zwei Tenore und Bass

      Leipzig: A.R. Friese, [June 1839]. Published together with: - Schubert, Franz. Chor der Engel, aus Göthe's Faust für Sopran, Alt, Tenor u. Bass; - Weber, Carl Maria von. Erstes Werk: Sechs Fugetten [Op. 1] im eilsten Jahre componirt; - Sechter, Simon. Studien für Orgel oder Clavier. [1] (collective title with central decorative vignette), [2] (blank), 3 (Beethoven song, with "Zur erinnerung an den schnellen unverhofften Tod unsers Krumpholz am 3. Mai 1817" to head and a printed note stating that the autograph of the song is in the collection of A[]loys] Fuchs in Vienna at foot), 4-6 (Schubert song, with "Componirt in June 1816" to head of page 4), 7-8 (Weber VI Fugetten, with dedication to the composer's brother Edmund von Weber at head and "Der Bass ist offenbar falsch. Man lese wie in No. 3. R.S.," i.e. Robert Schumann, to foot), 9-11 (Sechter Studien, with "Contrapunctische Studien" at head of page 9) pp. Engraved throughout. Folio. Unbound. Slightly worn and soiled; central vertical crease; small oval embossed stamp "Kottenbach" to most leaves with small rectangular label to verso of title; identification in red ink to each piece. First Edition of the Beethoven song. Kinsky WoO104. Hoboken 3, 678. A separate issue in the series Sammlung von Musikstücken alter und neuer Zeit als Zulage zur neuen Zeitschrift für Musik, Heft VI, Juni 1839, published as a supplement to the Neue Zeitschrift für Musik edited by Robert Schumann. First Edition of the Schubert song. Deutsch 440.

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        Les filles publiques de Paris et la police qui les régit, précédées d'une notice historique sur la prostitution chez les divers peuples de la terre.

      Paris, Leipzig, Desforges, 1839. ____ Première édition de ce tableau très circonstancié de la prostitution dans Paris par un ancien commissaire de police. "Il parut, il y a quelques temps, un ouvrage de M. Parent-Duchatelet, intitulé "De la prostitution dans la ville de Paris". L'ouvrage que nous publions doit être considéré comme son complément indispensable; fait par M. Béraud, ancien commissaire du bureau des moeurs, il contient des faits curieux et intéressants et des vues d'amélioration. (...) Le but principal de M. Béraud est l'abolition de la prostitution clandestine." Bel exemplaire. Ex-libris Jean de Montagliari. *****. 2 volumes in-12. Collation : VI, 4, CVIII, 260, (2) pp. / 327 pp. Demi-maroquin citron à coins, dos à nerfs, tête dorée. (Reliure de la fin du XIXe siècle).

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        Allgemeines deutsches Conversations-Lexikon für die Gebildeten jeden Standes mit den gleichbedeutenden Benennungen der Artikel in der lateinischen, französischen, englischen und italienischen Sprache, nebst der deutschen Aussprache der Fremdwörter, in 10 Bänden. Zweiter Abdruck der ersten Original-Auflage. Zehn Bände. Dazu: Encyklopädische Darstellung des letzten Jahrzehnts in seinen welt- und culturgeschichtlichen Hauptmomenten. Ein selbstständiges Werk und zugleich Ergänzung zu jedem Conversation

      Leipzig: Reichenbach 1839-1844. Zusammen ca. 12000 Seiten. Einheitliches Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückenschildern, Groß-8°. (bestossen, stärker beschabt, Rücken und Gelenke teils eingerissen, teils etwas wasserrandig und eselsohrig, gebräunt und etwas braunfleckig, insgesamt passabel erhalten) ns-Lexicon. Zugleich Supplement zum Allgemeinen deutschen Conversations-Lexikon für die Gebildeten eines jeden Standes. Zwei Bände. Zusammen 12 Bände (so komplett !). - Selten ! Eine Art Nachahmung des Lexikons von Pierer, hier allerdings nicht nur_für das höhere Bürgertum komzipiert, sondern ganz im Sinne des Vormärz für alle Stände. Die Supplementbände sind als Quellen zur Geschichte des Vormärz heute noch bedeutsam. Seemann, Bibliotheca Lexicorum 8. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung [Beautiful, Rare and Special;Schönes;Seltenes;Geschichte;Deutschland;Deutschland 19. Jahrhundert;Kulturgeschichte;Lexika;Nachschlagewerke;Politik;Demokratie;Freiheit;Volksherrschaft]

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        Evening Amusements in English Grammar; being a new and fully intellectual mode of instructing youth in this important science

      London: W. Ball & Co, 1839. Three duodecimo volumes. viii, 43; xii, 70; (iv), 64 pp. With two sets of sixty playing cards designed to assist students in attaining proficiency in English grammar. The cards are on several colors of thick stock, and groups of them are imprinted with parts of speech. The three volumes contain the essential lessons in grammar (first volume); the text for the game, which is based on an abridgement of The History of Rome and various poetical extracts (second volume); and the key to the text volume for a scorekeeper to follow as needed (third volume). The second volume also provides the rules of the game, which can be played in a small group, or alone. A printed sheet, titled "Publisher's Preface" is also present, and serves as an advertisement for the game. The books are bound in a dark blue pebble-grain morocco stamped in blind and gilt, a.e.g. The cards are gilt-edged and housed in their original wavy-patterned paper slipcases. The whole is contained within a dark blue pebble-grain morocco pull-off case decorated in the same manner as the books. Rare: only three examples of this game are recorded, one of which is incomplete, and none are in the U.S. Apart from some minor rubbing and a small split to the pull-off case and short splits to edges of card cases, this is an exceptionally fine set.

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        The Silurian System, Founded on Geological Researches in the Counties of Salop, Hereford, Radnor, Montgomery, Carmarthen, Brecon, Pembroke, Monmouth, Gloucester, Worcester, and Stafford; with Descriptions of the Coal-fields and Overlying Formations

      London: John Murray, 1839. 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. Donovan, p.117.

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        Enciclopedia del negoziante ossia gran dizionario del commercio, dell'industria, del banco e delle manifatture contenente lo stato attuale del commercio e dell'industria di tutte le nazioni...

      Giuseppe Antonelli, 1839. In 8 grande (cm. 25 x 16), litografia in antiporta, numerazione per colonne 1536, 1534, 1536, 1550, 1518, 2828, ottima leg. coeva in mz. pl. con tit. e fregi in oro al dorso. (Einaudi, I, 1739). Ottime condizioni

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        Ueber die Heilung der innern Krankheiten von dem Standpunkte der neuesten Erfahrung am Krankenbette. Vorlesungen, gehalten an der medizinischen Schule (Park-Street) zu Dublin von William Stokes M.D. Zweite, genau durchgesehene, verbesserte Auflage und vermehrt durch 1) mehrere interessante Abhandlungen von W. Stokes und 2) einige, praktisch sehr wichtige Vorlesungen von Dr. L. Graves in Dublin. Deutsch bearbeitet von Dr.Friedrich J. Behrend.

      Leipzig, Christian Ernst Kollmann, 1839. 8°. VIII, 370 Seiten. Hardcover / Originaler Ganzleinenband mit vergoldetem Rückentitel und vergoldeter Rückenverzierung. Die Kapitale etwas berieben und bestossen. Generell in sehr guter Erhaltung. Gering stockfleckig. Unnoticed by Stokes's biographers and not included in any major collection, this rare volume deals with just two organ systems: the organs of digestion (pp. 9-147) and the nervous system (pp. 148-302). The section on the nervous system includes a significant discussion of electrophysiology and the application of Galvanic current. Never published in any other form, these lectures (transcribed and translated by Friedrich Behrend) provide important perspective on Stokes's important contributions to neurology. Behrend, a graduate of the University of Konigsberg, is best known as an editor and for his iconography of the dermatologic manifestations of syphilis. He translated Stokes's classic monograph on diseases of the chest into German (1844). [Hirsch 1: 432]

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        A letter to the Lord Lieutenant and Magistrates of the County of Norfolk, on the proposed innovation in the rural police.

      Swaffam: for J. Hatchard, London. n.d. [1839]. 8vo., (2) + 71 + (1)pp., first two leaves foxed, contemporary half calf over marbled boards, sometime neatly rebacked, spine gilt and lettered. A presentation copy inscribed in ink at head of title-page 'J. Seppings Esqr. From the Author'.> First edition. The Rev. Charles Brereton (1790-1868), Rector of Little Massingham in Norfolk, was one of those philanthropic and intelligent country parsons who not only took notice of the evidence of rural hardship among the peasantry but actually tried to do something about it. He published several reports, letters and papers during the 1820s and 1830s, all directed at ameliorating the plight of the rural poor. Scarce: only BL + Aberdeen + Southampton in COPAC. Not in Goldsmiths, Kress or Williams.> [bound with], BRERETON, C.D.> A refutation of the first report of the Constabulary Force Commissioners Part I [and Part II and Concluding Part].> London: Simkin, Marshall, and Co. n.d. [1839?] Three parts, 8vo., vii + (1) + 83 + (3) and iv + (2) + 89 + (3) and (4) + 112pp., with a folding table in the first part, all in fine state of preservation, the first part with an autograph presentation inscription ('J. Seppings Esqr. from the Author'>). First editions of all three parts. The present series of three Refutations> of the proposed Norfolk Constabulary was written following the County Police Act> of 1839 which established the Norfolk Constabulary as one of the first county forces to be formed.

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        A letter to the Lord Lieutenant and Magistrates of the County of Norfolk,

      8vo., (2) + 71 + (1)pp., first two leaves foxed, contemporary half calf over marbled boards, sometime neatly rebacked, spine gilt and lettered. A presentation copy inscribed in ink at head of title-page "J. Seppings Esqr. From the Author". First edition. The Rev. Charles Brereton (1790-1868), Rector of Little Massingham in Norfolk, was one of those philanthropic and intelligent country parsons who not only took notice of the evidence of rural hardship among the peasantry but actually tried to do something about it. He published several reports, letters and papers during the 1820s and 1830s, all directed at ameliorating the plight of the rural poor. Scarce: only BL + Aberdeen + Southampton in COPAC. Not in Goldsmiths, Kress or Williams. [bound with], BRERETON, C.D. A refutation of the first report of the Constabulary Force Commissioners Part I [and Part II and Concluding Part]. London: Simkin, Marshall, and Co. n.d. [1839?] Three parts, 8vo., vii + (1) + 83 + (3) and iv + (2) + 89 + (3) and (4) + 112pp., with a folding table in the first part, all in fine state of preservation, the first part with an autograph presentation inscription ("J. Seppings Esqr. from the Author").Publisher: Swaffam: for J. Hatchard, London.Year: n.d. [1839]Edition: First editions of all three parts.

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        Ichthyotomische Tafeln. Zweite unveränderte Auflage mit 27 Kupfertalfen.

      Berlin, Klemann, 1839. ____ Très rare atlas d'anatomie osseuse des poissons. Magnifiquement illustré par 27 très grandes planches hors-texte. Rousseurs essentiellement sur les feuillets de texte. Bel exemplaire. Nissen 3477. *****. In-4 oblong. [295 x 453 mm] Collation : (32) pp., 27 planches hors-texte. Demi-percaline bleue. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        SKETCHES By BOZ. Illustrative of Every-Day Life and Every-Day People. With Twenty Illustrations.

      Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1839. 268 pp (double column). llustrated with 20 plates after George Cruikshank. 4to. 24 cm x 15.5 cm. Binding - Fine. Text block - VG (usual bit of browning & foxing to paper, nothing really obtrusive).

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        Bellen-Töne. Sammlung der Kölnischen Karnevals-Lieder (1823-1838).

      Köln Verlag von Franz Xaver Schlösser 1839 - EA; ca 18x11 cm; XII, 574 Seiten mit zahlreichen Holzstichillustrationen plus 18 (statt 19, fehlt Nr. 15) gestochenen Notenblättern; Kartoneinband d. Zt. (Einband berieben und bestoßen, Kanten beschabt, Seiten teils gering braunfleckig, einige Notenblätter mit Quetschfalten; Notenblatt Nr. 15 fehlt; sonst guter Zustand) Seltenes frühes Dokument zum Kölner Karneval! 0,000 gr. Carneval; Fasching [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Grosser olympischer Circus im großartigen Amphi-Theater am Karlsplatze. Die Kunstreitergesellschaft Ghelia und Tourniaire wird eine Reihenfolge von ritterlichen mimischen Darstellungen, und zwar von Tag zu Tag mit neuen Abwechslungen zu geben die Ehre haben. - Sammelband mit insgesamt 49 Plakaten (davon 1 auf Seide).

      München, 9. 12. 1839 - 22. 3. 1840. Marmorierter Pappband d. Zt. 42 x 25,5 cm. Die beiden berühmten Kunstreiter-Familien waren über Felicitas Ghelia-Tourniaire, Gattin des Pietro Ghelia verwandtschaftlich verbunden; das Paar zeichnet hier gemeinsam als Direktoren auf den zu Beginn eingebundenen Seidendruck, der eine Auflistung der Kunstreiter und Bediensteten wiedergibt. Der Seidendruck schließt mit dem Hinweis \"Der Tag, die Anfangsstunde, so wie die Preise werden mittelst eigenen Anschlagzetteln bekannt gegeben werden\". Zwischengebunden ein kleiner Zettel mit Aufforderung zu einem Abonnement. Felicitas war die Tochter des Begründers einer Zirkus- und Kunstreiterdynastie, Jacques Tourniaire (1772-1829). Zu der interessanten Familiengeschichte siehe auch ausführlich: Saltarino, Artisten-Lexikon, p. 203-206. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Economie sociale. Des intérêts du commerce de l'industrie et de l'agriculture, et de la civilisation en général, sous l'influence des applications de la vapeur : machines fixes, chemins de fer, bateaux à vapeur, etc...

      Paris, Desessart, 1839. ____ "La vapeur est à elle seule une révolution mémorable." Deuxième édition du plus célèbre ouvrage de Pecqueur. Economiste, l'un des premiers théoriciens du collectivisme, il se réclame de Jésus-Christ, Rousseau, Saint-Simon et de Fourier. Fentes au dos, bel exemplaire à l'état de parution de ce livre rare. *****. 2 volumes in-8. Collation : Broché, couverture imprimée.

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        Cutch;

      London: Smith, Elder and Co.,, 1839. Or, Random Sketches, taken during a Residence in one of the Northern Provinces of Western India; interspersed with Legends and Traditions. By Mrs. Postans. Octavo (226 x 134 mm). Recent red quarter morocco to style by Bell Golding (their ticket to front pastedown), spine gilt in tessellating pattern, marbled sides, all edges untrimmed, brown endpapers. Additional lithographic title page, hand-coloured lithographic frontispiece with tissue-guard, 5 similar plates, colour sketch map, one double-page plate, hand-coloured, 7 wood-engravings to the text of which one full-page. Pale marginal spotting or soiling to colour plates, half-title and lithographic title lightly foxed, shallow section of loss along fore edge of sig. B6 and small closed tear to top edge of sig. K3 where roughly opened, the text never affected, slightly later discreet marginal annotations to pp. 132-4, tiny worm-track to gutter of sigs. K3-4 and intervening plate. A very good copy with bright plates. First edition of Young's first book. "At first glance, this author's beautifully illustrated accounts of life and travel in India are like most others of the period: part guidebook and part adventure story ? [But] beneath the surface of her polished narratives lurk distinctly unfeminine warnings. Warnings that there are millions of ordinary Indians who need real education, not the play schools run by rarefied officers' wives. The squalor of the lower castes is too easily eclipsed by the dazzling wealth of Indian princes ? Sepoys deserved 'the highest encourage and consideration' ? And British officers, often sent out raw at eighteen, need more time to acclimatize both physically and mentally, else they may turn cruel and reckless" (Robinson). Young, née Ridgway, married Thomas Postans, an officer in the Bombay native infantry, in 1833, and early in 1834 accompanied him to Cutch, a remote area of western India. "There she gathered material on the region and its peoples, their customs, religion, manufactures, and literary and musical traditions, which she incorporated into Cutch, or, Random Sketches (1839) ? Marianne Postans's life in India was cut short by the sudden death of her husband in 1846. She returned to England, where, on 8 July 1848, she married an army surgeon, William Henry Young" (ODNB). She travelled with him to the Crimea, writing an account of her experiences, and in 1857 published her last book, The Moslem Noble, an appeal for greater sympathy between British and Indians which was coldly received after the Mutiny.

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        Cutch; Or, Random Sketches, taken during a Residence in one of the Northern Provinces of Western India; interspersed with Legends and Traditions. By Mrs. Postans.

      London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1839 - Octavo (226 x 134 mm). Recent red quarter morocco to style by Bell Golding (their ticket to front pastedown), spine gilt in tessellating pattern, marbled sides, all edges untrimmed, brown endpapers. Pale marginal spotting or soiling to colour plates, half-title and lithographic title lightly foxed, shallow section of loss along fore edge of sig. B6 and small closed tear to top edge of sig. K3 where roughly opened, the text never affected, slightly later discreet marginal annotations to pp. 132-4, tiny worm-track to gutter of sigs. K3-4 and intervening plate. A very good copy with bright plates. Additional lithographic title page, hand-coloured lithographic frontispiece with tissue-guard, 5 similar plates, colour sketch map, one double-page plate, hand-coloured, 7 wood-engravings to the text of which one full-page. First edition of Young's first book. "At first glance, this author's beautifully illustrated accounts of life and travel in India are like most others of the period: part guidebook and part adventure story [But] beneath the surface of her polished narratives lurk distinctly unfeminine warnings. Warnings that there are millions of ordinary Indians who need real education, not the play schools run by rarefied officers' wives. The squalor of the lower castes is too easily eclipsed by the dazzling wealth of Indian princes Sepoys deserved 'the highest encourage and consideration' And British officers, often sent out raw at eighteen, need more time to acclimatize both physically and mentally, else they may turn cruel and reckless" (Robinson). Young, née Ridgway, married Thomas Postans, an officer in the Bombay native infantry, in 1833, and early in 1834 accompanied him to Cutch, a remote area of western India. "There she gathered material on the region and its peoples, their customs, religion, manufactures, and literary and musical traditions, which she incorporated into Cutch, or, Random Sketches (1839) Marianne Postans's life in India was cut short by the sudden death of her husband in 1846. She returned to England, where, on 8 July 1848, she married an army surgeon, William Henry Young" (ODNB). She travelled with him to the Crimea, writing an account of her experiences, and in 1857 published her last book, The Moslem Noble, an appeal for greater sympathy between British and Indians which was coldly received after the Mutiny. Robinson, Wayward Women, pp. 220-1; not in Riddick. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        SPECIMENS OF PRINTING TYPES.

      Edinburgh, 1839. 5 3/4 x 9 1/2. 85 leaves printed one side only. Title page in black & red within an architectural border of printers' ornaments. Original printed boards with title on upper cover, leather spine. Extremities worn, upper cover and first two leaves detached. Otherwise very good, contents clean, and collated complete. Inscribed by Neill on the title page to Duncan Stewart. This is the Birrell & Garnett copy, No. 104 in their Catalogue of Typefounders' Specimens. B&G note that Neill (& Co.) started a foundry in 1790 which was discontinued in 1818 and then reopened in 1838. Reed/Johnson provide a similar history. According to B&G this is the first specimen that has been recorded, and the only copy they had been able to trace. The earliest specimen in the National Library of Scotland is dated 1840. Attractively produced specimen. The 34 leaves of job faces are displayed on facing pages with the identical text but using different leading: the close setting is within simple rules; the wider spaced text pages are all composed within handsome typographic borders. Prose text --on Baskerville's improvement of British typography--comprises two-thirds of the page, followed by a poem. The decorative material and borders (16 ll.) are shown in full page composition, nesting two or three different settings. The balance of the specimen is a showing of display faces, including several pages of wood type. No other copies located.

      [Bookseller: The Veatchs Arts of the Book]
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        Complete Collection of early Adelaide newspaper 'The Southern Australian' for 1839.

      Adelaide: Archibald MacDougall, 1839. Large folio, bound volume of fifty issues in contemporary provincial binding (now worn, front board quite loose); aside from some worming to the bottom blank margin with no loss of text an unusually well preserved collection. A wonderfully preserved collection of the Southern Australian, Adelaide's second locally printed newspaper. This bound volume comprises the second year of publication, from January 9 to December 26 1839.Founded by Charles Mann and James Hurtle Fisher, the Southern Australian was preceded by the more official South Australian Gazette and Colonial Register. Publication began in 1838 and the paper was released each Wednesday morning (becoming bi-weekly in 1840 until the paper closed in 1844). The Southern Australian was printed by Archibald MacDougall, then acting Government printer whose busy workshop was located in in Rundle Street. Interestingly, Archibald's brother John Campbell MacDougall also emigrated to Australia and established as a well-respected printer in Hobart prior to his untimely decease.This complete annual run of the Southern Australian provides an animated account of the colony of South Australia in its early years. Alongside commercial and legal entries we learn of important developments in South Australian history, breakthrough's in inland exploration (such as a description of Eyre's journey dated 13March) and a good measure of gossip and scandal due to a colonial outpost in its infancy.Of some interest is the special obituary issue dedicated to Colonel William Light dated 9 October. The borders and columns are blocked in heavy black ink as a sign of respect. By contemporary accounts Light was a gregarious man of unusual industry and talent. In early 1836 he was appointed Surveyor General of South Australia and chose the site of Adelaide (while undertaking vast inland surveys with a handful of staff in seemingly unworkable conditions). Although Light died consumptive and penniless he is lauded in the warmest terms in the Southern Australian obituary: 'Colonel Light was a man of the finest feelings, and the most refined sentiments of honour. Hence the ill usage he received had a most injurious effect upon his mind and constitution, and in great measure hastened his death.'Given the ephemeral nature of the medium, to find a complete annual run of any early colonial newspaper is unusual, especially in this state of preservation. In addition to the regular weekly issues this bound collection includes the two supplements or 'second editions' printed on Friday (rather than Wednesday).

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        Italian Peasants.

      [c.1839] Gouache and gum arabic on grey card. In an oval card mount. Approx. 25x20cm. On verso of mount are two labels laid on to brown paper: 'Italian Peasants, by W. Collins R.A. Presented by Lady Currie' and 'Mrs Moltino, Jany. 1910.William Collins, 1788-1847, father of the novelist William Wilkie Collins, was a highly popular landscape and genre painter. He was elected a Royal Academician in 1820. In the Autumn of 1836 Collins left Britain for Italy and remained there, immersing himself in study, until 1838. On his return to Britain he began a series of paintings depicting Italian life and it is likely that this striking image was created during this period.

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        Enciclopedia del negoziante ossia gran dizionario del commercio, dell'industria, del banco e delle manifatture contenente lo stato attuale del commercio e dell'industria di tutte le nazioni.

      Giuseppe Antonelli 1839-43, Venezia - In 8 grande (cm. 25 x 16), litografia in antiporta, numerazione per colonne 1536, 1534, 1536, 1550, 1518, 2828, ottima leg. coeva in mz. pl. con tit. e fregi in oro al dorso. (Einaudi, I, 1739).

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        The Royal South Australian Almanack and General Directory for 1840...

      Adelaide: Robert Thomas and Co., December, 1839. Octavo, 150, xii pp., original printed limp linen wrappers; folding Sangorski quarter brown morocco case. Ferguson notes this is the second South Australian almanac.The work includes the important and very early botanical series of lectures by George Stevenson "Gardening in South Australia" (pp. 21-56), and the significant "Progress of Discovery in South Australia during the year 1839" (pp. 98-125), which includes among much of interest two brief reports by Eyre. A good copy, wrappers stained and a bit worn, spine restored.

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        Commentaries on the Law of Agency, as a Branch of Commercial and Maritime Jurisprudence, with Occasional Illustrations from the Civil and Foreign Law. Cohen 1628

      First edition of the first of Story's four Commentaries devoted to commercial law, encompassing in his visionary and expansive analysis both maritime jurisprudence and private international law, with a substantial examination of Roman and civil law. Modern morocco, gilt, margins of title strengthed (not affecting the text), some foxing, else a good copy. Charles C. Little and James Brown, Boston, 1839.

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        Abhandlung über Perkussion und Auskultation.

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

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        Histoire de Mr. Jabot

      Aubert 1839 - Very rare Aubert with the original wrappers. This is the Topffer book that started it all - his series of lithographic comic graphic novels were indeed novel. Goethe convinced him he should take his hobby to the next level and attempt to publish them. Vieux-Bois was the first but Jabot was the first to market. He would manage to do it in the very limited Geneva Frutiger Freidig runs. Counterfeiting was just fine back in those days so Aubert produced a number of copies in the French language. This copy, a rare original Aubert from 1839 with cover. 54 leaves. 9 x 5.5 inches [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Songs Of Innocence And Of Experience, shewing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul.

      London: W. Pickering, Chancery Lane, and W. Newbery, 6, Chenies Street, Bedford Square, 1839. Small 8vo, xxi, (3), 74pp. Original pebbled plum cloth, upper cover lettered in gilt, a very good copy in the original binding, slightly faded around the edges, with just a small stain on the lower cover, internally flawless. First Typographical Edition, the issue with the poem “The Little Vagabond” not present - this has long been held to be the first issue (see Keynes) although others have claimed that it was present but cancelled due to content and thus this is the second issue. Either case is plausible; copies of each issue turn up with about the same frequency which is to say very rarely. The preface (by J.J. Garth Wilkinson) gives a mostly favorable account of Blake’s life in the context of his work and concludes stirringly: “If the volume gives one impulse to the New Spiritualism which is now dawning on the world;-if it leads one reader to think, that all Reality for him, in the long run, lies out of the limits of space and time; and that spirits, and not bodies, and still less garments, are men; if it gives one blow, even the faintest, to those term-shifting juggleries which usurp the name of “Philosophical Systems,” (and all the energies of all the forms of genuine Truth must be henceforth expended on these effects,) it will have done its work in its little day...” Keynes, Blake, 135 (issue without “The Little Vagabond"). Bentley, Blake Books, 171 (this issue said by Bentley to have two leaves cancelled by the editor out of prudishness).

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        The Romance of Nature; or, the Flower-Seasons Illustrated.

      London: 1839. Octavo, with handcoloured engraved title-page and 26 plates, after original drawings from nature by the author, original hand-colouring; in original publisher's hard-grain green morocco, decorated in blind and gilt, complex floral design in gilt on covers, gilt edges. London, Charles Tilt, 1839. Third edition of the second work by this remarkable woman (first published in 1836 with a second edition in 1838). The third edition appeared in 1839, soon after her marriage, and shortly before her departure for Australia. Contains both her verse and prose, as well as handcoloured plates from her drawings. The theme of the book, dedicated to Wordsworth, is the re-telling of ancient legends associated with flowers.As well as her interest in drawing and writing, Louisa Anne Twamley was actively involved in the Chartist movement, an interest which continued throughout her life. Henry Parkes admired her political writing when he was an active member of the Chartist movement in Birmingham, and in 1882 told her how he had read and appreciated her articles, and also wrote to her when he heard she intended visiting Sydney.Ferguson (2146a) knew a single copy of the first edition, in the British Museum. A fine copy.

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