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        The Epicurean, A Tale.

      hardcover. AND Alciphron, A Poem. Extra engraved title page. The Epicurean is illustrated with 4 exceptional hand-colored vignette engravings by J.M.W. Turner. [ii], xii, 238, [2], 67pp. Short 8vo, beautifully bound by Root & Son in full crimson polished calf with ornate gilt-decorated spine and covers; inner & outer dentelles, uncut edges, t.e.g. London: John Macrone, 1839. First edition with these illustrations. A near fine copy in a lovely binding.

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        Traité pratique du pied-bot.

      J.-B. Baillière 1839 - FIRST EDITION, with 9 wood-engraved and 1 lithographed plates, woodcut illustrations in the text, a few leaves browned, pp. xiv, 336, 8vo, contemporary dark green roan backed boards, spine gilt, a trifle rubbed, very good. This scarce work is the first of Duval's on orthopaedics, and is an important contribution to the literature on club foot. WorldCat records only 4 copies in America, and not many elsewhere - not in Wellcome. Quite apart from its importance in the history of medicine, the work has a significant niche in literary history. It was the text Flaubert studied (a copy in his father's library) for the crucial Chapter XI in Madame Bovary, in which Charles Bovary orders a copy of the book from Rouen. The novel contains this memorable passage: 'Ni Ambroise Paré, appliquant pour la première fois depuis Celse, après quinze siècles d'intervalle, la ligature immédiate d'une artère; ni Dupuytren allant ouvrir un abcès à travers une couche épaisse d'encéphale; ni Gensoul, quand il fit la première ablation de maxillaire supérieur, n'avaient certes le cœur si palpitant, la main si frémissante, l'intellect aussi tendu que M. Bovary quand il approcha Hippolyte, son ténotome entre les doigts.' (Heirs of Hippocrates 1560)

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        "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Fifteenth Series" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 129 for the Year 1839 Part I & Part II, pp. 1-12)

      London: Royal Society of London, 1839. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Also see our #27486 which contains Faraday's "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Eleventh, Supplemental Note, Twelfth, Thirteenth & Fourteenth Series, # 27495 "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Eighteenth Series" (pp. 17-32), & #27500 with Faraday's "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Nineteenth, Twentieth & Twenty-First Series" (pp. 1-62), our #27503 which contains Faraday's "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Twenty-Second Series" (pp. 1-41), our #27505 which contains"Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Twenty-Third Series" (pp. 171-188), #27508 which contains "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Twenty-Fourth, Twenty-Fifth, Twenty-Sixth, & Twenty-Seventh Series" (pp. 1-116), #27513 "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Twenty-Eighth & Twenty-Ninth Series" (pp. 25-56, 137-159), #27530 "Experimental Researches in Electricity --Thirtieth Series" (pp. 159-180), Also contains Daniell's "Fifth Letter on Voltaic Combinations, with Some Account of the Effects of a Large Constant Battery" (pp. 89-95) & "On the Electrolysis of Secondary Compounds" (pp. 97-112). iv, [5], [1]-12, [1]-438, [8] pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound.

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        Tomb of Aaron, Summitt of Mount Hor March 11th 1839

      F.G. Moon, London - Nice view from David Roberts' "Views in the Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia". Born in Scotland, Roberts (1796-1864) gained renown as a landscape artist from documenting his extensive travels through Spain and the Near and Middle East. His most well known work, "Views in the Holy Land.Egypt and Nubia" illustrates Roberts' trip in 1838-39. The subsequent publication was issued in 41 parts between 1842 and 1849. This magnificent set was a collaborative project between Roberts and the skilled printer Louis Haghe (1806-1885) and is recognized as one of the most important lithographic works of the 19th century. This particular print comes from the deluxe subscribers edition, which was issued without text and the illustrations mounted to evoke the original watercolors of his sketchbook. Minor aging along edges, image unaffected. View. Tinted lithograph with hand coloring, mounted on card, as issued. Image measures 9.5" x 13.5", sheet measures 16 3/8" x 23.75".

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        Every Man His Own Butler. By the author of the "History and Description of Modern Wines." FIRST EDITION.

      Whitaker & Co. 1839 Engr. title. Orig. ribbed purple cloth, illustrated in gilt with a decanter & two wine glasses on a tray; largely faded to brown, spine sl. rubbed at head & tail, signs of label removed from head of spine. Later signature of W. S. Hill on leading f.e.p. A good plus copy.A guide to the buying, storing and drinking of wine by the journalist and author, Cyrus Redding, 1785-1870. 'The chief thing in the art of drinking wine' Redding wisely writes in his introduction, 'is to keep within those salutary limits which mark the beneficial from the pernicious ... This is best done by studying self-respect, and the art of saying "no".'. He ends the volume with the 'wine sayings of my uncle': 'Your stomach is your wine-cellar - keep the stock small and cool ... Wine of the second bottle is a bad storyteller ...'.

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        Greece

      London: William S. Orr & Co., 1839. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. Over 350 Wood Engravings, 28 Steel Engravings, By Copley Fielding, F. Creswick, D. Cox, Paul Huet, Meissonier, Sargent, Daubigny, Jaques And Other Artists. 1st Printing Xxiii, 356 Pp. First Printing, 1839. Quarter Calf, Calf Tips, Over Marbled Boards, Marbled Endpapers, And With Matching Marbling To Edges Of Page Block. Binding Is Early Or Original, Wear But Nicely Refurbished, New Morocco Spine Label, Hinges Intact And Solid. Contents Very Clean, Light Foxing To A Few Plates But Almost All Are Entirely Clena And With Clean, Intact Tissue Guards. Wordsworth Was The Youngest Son Of The Rev. Dr. Christopher Wordsworth, Master Of Trinity And A Nephew Of The Poet William Wordsworth. He Was The Younger Brother Of The Classical Scholar John Wordsworth And Charles Wordsworth, Bishop Of Saint Andrews, Dunkeld And Dunblane. He Was Educated At Winchester And Trinity, Cambridge. Like His Brother Charles, He Was Distinguished As An Athlete As Well As For Scholarship. He Won The Chancellor's Gold Medal For Poetry In 1827 And 1828. He Became Senior Classic, And Was Elected A Fellow And Tutor Of Trinity In 1830; Shortly Afterwards He Took Holy Orders. He Went For A Tour In Greece In 1832-1833, And Published Various Works On Its Topography And Archaeology, The Most Famous Of Which Is "Wordsworth's" Greece (1839). In 1836 He Became Public Orator At Cambridge, And In The Same Year Was Appointed Headmaster Of Harrow, A Post He Resigned In 1844. In 1844 Sir Robert Peel Appointed Him As A Canon Of Westminster[3] (1844-1869). He Was Vicar Of Stanford In The Vale, Berkshire (1850-1869) And Archdeacon Of Westminster (1864-1869). In 1869 Benjamin Disraeli Appointed Him Bishop Of Lincoln Which He Retained Until His Death In 1885.

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        [K336b (344)]. Zaïde, Oper in zwei Acten... Klavierauszug. Deutscher Text. Subscriptionpreis fl. 7. = r[eichsthaler] 4. preuss Ct. Ladenpreis fl. 12. = r[eichsthaler] 6„16 ggr. Conv. M. [Piano-vocal score]

      Offenbach a/m: Johann André [PN] 5351, [January, 1839]. 1f. (title), [1] ("Vorbericht," dated 1838, by Anton André and Carl Gollmick), 2-8 (cast list and German libretto), [i] (blank), XII-XXV (overture for piano four-hands), 4-105, [i] (blank) pp. Lithographed with the exception of the "Vorbericht," cast list, and libretto, which are typset. Title with "Entfüh. a.d.Serail," Schauspieldirector," and "Cosi fan tutte" printed within the ascenders of Mozart's initials. Scattered, light foxing, somewhat heavier to several leaves; "Vorbericht" slightly browned. An attractive copy overall. First Edition, later issue (the first issue was published ca. 1831). Köchel p. 356. Hoboken 11, 103 and plate 9 (facsimile of title). Haberkamp, p. 426. RISM M 4186. Dated according to Constapel p. 297. Not in Hirsch. Zaide, a Singspiel to a libretto by Johann Andreas Schachtner after Franz Joself Sebastiani's Das Serail, was first performed in Frankfurt on January 27, 1866. Adding an overture and finale, and new text by Friedrich Carl Gollmick, Johann André completed the opera. Other versions followed, in German, French, and English, often with additional music from Thamos, König in Ägypten (K 345/336). "Although not viable as it stands, Zaide marks a striking advance and at its best reaches the level of Mozart's maturity." Julian Rushton in Grove Music Online. Bound with: - Mozart. [K66b (141)]. Te Deum für vier Stimmen mit Begleitung von zwei Violinen, Contrabass und Orgel... Clavierauszug. No. 7651. Pr. 20 Ngr. [Piano-vocal score]. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel [PN] 7651, [1846 or 1847?]. 1f. (title), 3-19, [i] (blank) pp. Title lithographed. Music engraved. Text in Latin and German. Possible First Edition of the piano-vocal score. Scarce. Köchel p. 93 (apparently composed at the end of 1769). Not in Hoboken, Hirsch, Haberkamp, or RISM. Title slightly foxed. A very clean, crisp copy on high quality paper. - Haydn, Franz Joseph (1731-1809). [H XXIIIc Nr. 2]. Te Deum für vier Singstimmen und Orchester... Clavierauszug. No. 7734. Pr. 25 Ngr. [Piano-vocal score]. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel [PN] 7734, (between ca. 1859 and 1874). 1f. (title), 3-21, [i] (publisher's catalog) pp. Engraved. Text in Latin and German. Occasional very light wear. A crisp, clean copy on high quality paper. Later issue. Scarce. Not in Hoboken Works or Collections Catalogs or RISM. OCLC no. 83443760 (1 copy only in the U.S.). Dated according to IMSLP, publisher's catalog on final page, and currency. Composed before October, 1800. The full score (minus trombones) was first published in 1802, by Breitkopf & Härtel. Oblong folio. Half red morocco with gilt rules and black textured boards, raised bands on spine in decorative compartments gilt with titling gilt, marbled endpapers. Contemporary manuscript table of contents in black ink in Danish to front flyleaf. Titles of all the editions with handstamp of the Danish vendor C.C. Lose to lower portion. Binding slightly rubbed and worn. Occasional light foxing and browning. Scarce and attractive editions.

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        REPORT, ON THE AFFAIRS OF BRITISH NORTH AMERICA, From the Earl of Durham, Her Majesty's High Commissioner &c. &c. &c.

      Robert Stanton, Toronto 1839 - 8vo, pp. 142, iv. This document, commonly known as the "Durham report", is one of the essential documents in the history of Quebec, Ontario, Canada, and the British Empire. Lambton (1792-1840), first Earl of Durham, assisted in the preparation of the first Reform Bill, and was, at various times, ambassador to Russia, Germany, and Austria. In 1838, he was appointed both high commissioner for the adjustment of important questions concerning what was then called Upper and Lower Canada, and Governor-General of the said provinces. Quoting from the first page of the subsequent report, he observes: "While the present state of things is allowed to last, the actual inhabitants of these Provinces have no security for person or property - no enjoyment of what they possess - no stimulus to industry." His report contained the famous assessment that Lower Canada (i.e., Quebec) consisted of "two nations warring within the bosom of a single state". (Not much has changed since). His report was first published as a parliamentary paper, and re-published in Toronto the same year in a format more condusive to general reading. Such is our offering. There is an early signature and date (Toronto 20th Dec 1839) to the front free endpaper, an early inscription to the title page, with signature below. The text shows occasional foxing. The recent re-binding is quite luxurious, and in excellent condition, with "Lord Durham's Report - 1839" stamped on the spine in gilt. The marbled endpapers have small tears but the binding is holding nicely. Handsomely re-bound in recent "pebbled" red leather [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        \"München von der Ost-Seite\". Blick vom Isarufer unterhalb des Gasteig in westliche Richtung über die Isar auf München.

       Altkol. Aquatintaradierung in Sepia von L. Rottmann nach J. Weiss bei literar. artistischen Anstalt in München, 1839-41, 28 x 42 cm. Pfister 281,15; Lentner 1121 und 1176,15; Slg. Proebst 140; nicht bei Maillinger. - Blatt 15 der \"seltenen Folge von hervorragend schönen Blättern\" (Lentner). Eine von vier Darstellungen die die Fortsetzung der Folge \"München und Umgebung\" von Emil Kirchner bildet. - Sehr breiter Rand und feines Altkolorit! Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Oberbayern

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        Colman's Monthly Miscellany. July 1839 [Vol. 1, no.1]

      New York: [S. Colman], 1839. With one engraved plate (for "John Bull and Son Jonathan"). Pp. [i, title]-[ii, blank], [1]-96. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards, red spine label. With one engraved plate (for "John Bull and Son Jonathan"). Pp. [i, title]-[ii, blank], [1]-96. 1 vols. 8vo. First number of this short-lived American literary periodical that ran for three issues only). Includes: "Fragment of a modern ballad" by H.W. Longfellow (in seven-syllable verses that show him searching for what would become the memorable cadence of Hiawatha) and "Niagara and Ontario" by editor Grenville Mellen. The plate, depicting a young man and an older one seated, is captioned "Set me down for five thousand copies, though five thousand of Bentley on your side, you dog! We must barter literature fair" Bound following two issues (January & February 1838) of the American edition of Bentley's Miscellany, containing four Cruikshank plates, two to Oliver Twist (The Burglary; Mr Bumble and Mrs Corney taking tea), Saint Anthony, and A Practical Joke (with the imprint of William Lever, Jany [Feby] 1838, A. Dick Sc.) as well as an issue of the New York edition of Blackwood's.

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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]

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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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        The Epicurean, A Tale.

      1839. hardcover. AND Alciphron, A Poem. Extra engraved title page. The Epicurean is illustrated with 4 exceptional hand-colored vignette engravings by J.M.W. Turner. [ii], xii, 238, [2], 67pp. Short 8vo, beautifully bound by Root & Son in full crimson polished calf with ornate gilt-decorated spine and covers; inner & outer dentelles, uncut edges, t.e.g. London: John Macrone, 1839. First edition with these illustrations. A near fine copy in a lovely binding.

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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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        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'?)

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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]

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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]

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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.

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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]

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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]

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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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        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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        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.

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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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        Sketches in Scotland

      , 1839. 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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        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.

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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]

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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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