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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hilbert Kadgien]
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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.

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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.

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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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        History of Europe, from the commencement of the French Revolution in 1789, to the Restoration of the Bourbons in 1815.

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1839. The Third Edition. 10 volumes; 8vo. Contemporary full tan diced calf with 2 maroon title labels and gilt flat raised bands to blind tooled spines, gilt rule to boards, marbled end papers and edges. Light general rubbing, a few spots to boards, spines a little dusty. Bookplate of Ian Monins to paste downs. A splendid set.

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        Map of the United States Territory of Oregon West of the Rocky Mountains.

      Washington, D.C. U.S. Government. 1839. Black and white engraved map, 17 3/8 x 20 1/2 inches (44 x 52 cm) on sheet 18 3/4 x 22 7/8 inches, folded into complete (disbound) GOVERNMENT REPORT Rep. No. 101 (25th Congress, 3d Session with Supplemental Report). Map: tear just entering neat line at upper left, scattered light foxing, particularly on left and upper right folds. Report has library stamp in left margin. A significant map in the history of the Pacific Northwest and the United States, which first appeared with the report of Senator Linn on a Bill to authorise the President to occupy the Oregon Territory, and was subsequently published in several other government reports. This map is bound into the Report No. 101 of the 25th Congress, 3d Session, House of Representatives: Territory of Oregon, January 4, 1899, with the Supplemental Report of February 16, 1839. The first report, after considering the various claims by different countries to the Northwest coast culminates in "A Bill to provide for the protection of the citizens of the United States residing in the Oregon Territory, or trading on the Columbia river or its tributaries." The supplementary report appends various documents "which have been communicated to them, in evidence of the necessity there is to provide, by law, for the protection of citizens of the United States, who have already established themselves in Oregon, or contemplate proceeding thither for the purpose of colonization and settlement." The title on the map continues: "Exhibiting the various Trading Depots or Forts occupied by the British Hudson Bay Company connected with the Western and northwestern Fur Trade." The map itself, intended to "awaken public interest in an American occupation of the vast area then known as Oregon Territory" (Wheat: Mapping the Trans-Mississippi West #434), was based on the Arrowsmith landmark 1834 map of "British North America". Washington Hood was a Captain in the U.S Corps of Topographical Engineers, working under the direction of Colonel J.J. Abert. A most handsome map, of particular interest given its use in association with the promulgation of the doctrine of "Manifest Destiny," a phrase which first made print in 1845.

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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. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 157243)....

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        Wang Keaou Lwan Pih Neen Chang Han or

      

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        The Land of Promise... South Australia... by One Who Is Going...

      London: Smith, Elder and Co. 1839. Octavo, folding frontispiece map, table and plan of Adelaide, and four engraved plates; a few spots affect the cloth yet fine overall. An early immigrant's guide to South Australia featuring an engraved plate after William Westall's famous study of Aboriginal nomads, and another depicting Encounter Bay after a sketch by Captain Pearson.In total The Land of Promise contains four handsome engraved plates, including two derived from the work of Captain William Light. The plate after Westall is titled "Port Lincoln" and is based closely on the original engraving in Flinders' Voyage to Terra Australis, depicting an Aboriginal group tending their fire in the foreground with detail of a bark shelter. At the age of 19 Westall was appointed official artist under Flinders on the Investigator.Of additional interest to collectors of both Flinders and South Australian material generally is the "View of Encounter Bay with the Fisheries", the location so named after the famous meeting between Flinders and Baudin. This finely engraved landscape study looks down upon the whaling huts and facilities clustered along the beach while three large ships (presumably whalers) seek shelter in the bay itself.This copy is beautifully preserved in the original publishers green cloth, with a gilt stamped ornament of two kangaroos adorning the front board.

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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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        Jack Sheppard a romance. Illustrated by George Cruikshank.

      London: Richard Bentley, 1839. Three volumes, octavo, with 27 illustrations by George Cruikshank (one from volume 1 bound in volume 2), half-title missing from volume 3; later red morocco, spines gilt. First edition. The most celebrated of the prolific Ainsworth's "Newgate" novels, chronicling the career of the eponymous Sheppard (1702-24), a swashbuckling criminal who sensationally escaped from Newgate, only to be captured and hanged at Tyburn. The novel was well received, not least because of the vigorous plates by Cruikshank, better known for his work with Dickens.An elegant copy of the book, with the bookplate of Aldenham House, Hampshire. A fine copy.

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        Sketches by Boz. With forty illustrations by George Cruikshank. New edn, complete.

      Chapman & Hall. 1839 Engr. title, plates; occasional spotting, one plate torn without loss & neatly repaired with archival tape. Contemp. half green morocco, green cloth sides, gilt spine sl. faded.The first collected edition.

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        Voyages et Aventures de Laperouse...

      Tours: Mame, 1839. Small octavo, engraved title, frontispiece and two other plates; an attractive copy in an early dark roan prize binding embossed in blind and gilt. Attractive copy of the rare first edition of this early children's book relating the voyages and adventures of La Pérouse. The three plates and the vignette on the engraved title-page are by Gouget, and are striking examples of reducing the essential details of larger format scenes to this smaller size. The frontispiece shows the infamous loss of the cutter in the tidal current at the Port des Français (now Lituya Bay, Alaska), the second plate shows the French officers being greeted by the Spanish missionaries of Monterey, and the third is a graphic scene of the death of Captain Langle and eleven sailors at the Samoan island Maouna. The vignette shows the monument to La Pérouse that was erected on Vanikoro by Dumont d'Urville in 1828.Ferguson initially recorded only an 1844 edition of this work (see 3931), but copies of this scarce first edition are now known in the Mitchell Library and the National Library of Australia. However, while later editions appear to be reasonably common, this genuine first is scarce. A little foxing, bookplates removed from endpapers.

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        Correspondence from Gouveuneur Tillotson, Princeton student to Richard V W Thorne, Jr of West Point Academy 1837-1838

      Gouveuneur Tillotson antics and lack of interest in school became a somewhat prominent attorney in New York City and served on numerous boards of directors. Richard Thorne resigned West Point in 1839 rather than be dismissed for failing grades and excessive demerits. He was a member of the Brooklyn Militia and served briefly in the Civil War and died in 1875. Many of his classmates went on to great fame in the Union and Confederate armies..... Seven (7) different letters written by Tillotson to his close friend cadet Thorne. The letters are newsy in nature and written in an engaging style. He refers to various individuals by their full names with explicit details on their carrying-ons. Gouveuneur Tillotson antics and lack of interest in school became a somewhat prominent attorney in New York City and served on numerous boards of directors. Richard Thorne resigned West Point in 1839 rather than be dismissed for failing grades and excessive demerits. He was a member of the Brooklyn Militia and served briefly in the Civil War and died in 1875. Many of his classmates went on to great fame in the Union and Confederate armies....

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        A Conchological Manual...

      London: G.B. Sowerby, 1839. Octavo, with 24 handcoloured engraved plates; early ownership inscriptions on the front pastedown and title-page;. First edition of this attractive and profusely colour-illustrated guide to shells. Shell-collecting was a most popular eighteenth- and nineteenth-century pastime. During the great era of voyaging, shells from exotic lands were eagerly sought by specialist collectors and by the genteel classes to fill the curiosity cabinets considered indispensable in the well-appointed home. Sowerby aimed this Manual at the serious conchologist and dilettante alike. In his introduction he claims that 'the study of shells... presents a fund of intellectual gratification, to many who cannot follow it beyond the cabinet and boudoir. They may examine, with admiration and moral improvement, the beautiful colouring and exquisite architecture of these wonders of the deep... '. A number of the species included in the Manual are found in Australian or Pacific waters, including Aspergillum, Ilba found on Kangaroo Island, the Myochama from New South Wales, the Nautilus, and the Stomatia, all of which are illustrated.George Brettingham Sowerby junior was part of a remarkable family of natural history illustrators. His grandfather James was a botanical illustrator par excellence and illustrated, amongst a host of other works, J.E. Smith's Botany of New Holland (1793) and Shaw's Zoology of New Holland. His three sons followed in his footsteps, as did three grandsons and one great-grandson.George Brettingham junior took over the mantle of conchologist from his father, and in time passed it on to his son of the same name. He was described after his death as 'a mediocre naturalist, a shocking latinist, but an excellent draughtsman'. He went on to produce a large body of work including the completion of a number of his father's projects, the most significant of which was the five-volume Thesaurus Conchyliorum, which took three generations of Sowerbys over forty-five years to complete. A little shaken, but very good in original cloth.

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        Théâtre politique : La mort de Mirabeau. / La mort de Danton. / Un thé chez Barras. / La bataille électorale

      S.n. & Chez tous les marchands de nouveauté & Boursy fils & Tresse. Editions originales de ces quatre supercheries littéraires. binding en demi chagrin sapin, spine lisse orné de motifs décoratifs romantiques dorés comportant quelques traces de frottements, un minuscule trou en pied d'un mors, plats de cartonnage, binding de l'époque. Envoi de l'auteur sur le premier volume. Quelques petites rousseurs. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! S.n. & Chez tous les marchands de nouveauté & Boursy fils & Tresse Lyon & Paris 1839 & 1844 15x22,5cm 4 volumes reliés en 1

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

      chez Furne et Cie.. 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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        Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia...

      London: T. & W. Boone, 1839. Two volumes, octavo, with a total of 51 lithographic plates including six colour chromolithographic and three folding plates, and a large folding map; in the original publisher's blocked green cloth, spines lettered in gilt. Second revised edition of Mitchell's classic account of his three expeditions along the river systems of south-eastern Australia, strikingly illustrated with lithographic plates taken from original field sketches by the author. Three Expeditions is a remarkable book, combining detailed scientific observation with rich descriptions of landscapes and Aboriginal tribes. Its ethnographic value is considerable, providing detailed descriptions of first contacts and of Aboriginal social organization, hunting and languages. Some tribes were hostile and Mitchell writes that he feared for his life on several occasions; nonetheless he remained a sympathetic and careful observer of Aboriginal life while praising the knowledge and endurance of those who helped the expedition. This second edition has many additions and revisions, and even the large folding map has been silently improved; it is in the second issue binding discussed by Wantrup, with spines lettered "Mitchell's Australian Expeditions". The Australian Dictionary of Biography (online) gives a full account of the three expeditions covered by Mitchell's book:"When Darling left the colony [in 1831] Mitchell at once persuaded the acting governor to send him exploring between the Castlereagh and Gwydir Rivers to test reports of the existence of a large river flowing to the north-west."The expedition started in November 1831 northwards to Tamworth through known country. From Tamworth Mitchell explored to the Namoi and followed it down as far as Narrabri. He then cut across the plains to the Gwydir near Moree. Several weeks were spent charting the tributaries between the Gwydir and the Barwon without, of course, discovering the large river flowing to the north-west. In February 1832 after Aboriginals had killed two of his party and plundered the stores Mitchell returned to Sydney, not having disproved the existence of the mythical river, but rendering it, despite his hopes, much less likely.During the 1830s the spread of squatting and the large number of free immigrants needing land greatly accentuated the problems of the Survey Department. On 15 June 1833, alarmed by the backwardness of the survey, Stanley wrote to Governor (Sir) Richard Bourke demanding that Mitchell provide an explanation. None was forthcoming till 5 May 1834 when Bourke transmitted from Mitchell a map of the colony divided into nineteen counties with a description of their boundaries, together with a memorandum emphasizing the necessity of a general survey before local surveys could effectively be made. On 10 October 1834 Bourke sent another more elaborate and very intemperate defence by Mitchell which was accepted by Stanley's successor, Glenelg, as satisfactory but with the pious hope that Mitchell would show no more insubordination."In March 1835, excited as usual by prospects of glory, Mitchell began his second exploring journey. Its purpose was to trace the River Darling from the point where Charles Sturt had left it in 1828, down to its junction with the Murray. It was assumed, but not certain, that these points were on the same river. The party went by easy stages to Boree station, just west of Orange, which was also the starting place for Mitchell's later expeditions. The route lay north-west to the Bogan which was reached in April. There the botanist Richard Cunningham wandered from the main party and despite a prolonged search was lost. It was later discovered that he had been killed by Aboriginals. Mitchell travelled down the Bogan to its junction with the Darling and then down the Darling till the vicinity of Menindee was reached on 9 July. The Darling Aboriginals had been 'implacably hostile and shamelessly dishonest' and, after an affray in which shots were fired and several Aboriginals killed and wounded, Mitchell decided to return home by the way he had come. The results of this expedition were slight. The course and terrain of a section of the Bogan and about 300 miles (483 km) of the Darling had been charted. Mitchell had little doubt that this river was the same as that which entered the Murray but he had not followed it to this junction."Mitchell's third expedition was intended to fill this gap. He was instructed to travel to Menindee, then down the Darling to the sea, if it flowed there; or, if it flowed into the Murray to go up the Murray to the inhabited parts of the colony. He was also empowered to follow the most promising stream flowing into the Murray. He set out in March 1836 vividly remembering a day exactly twenty-four years earlier outside the beleaguered towers of Badajoz. From Boree he went west to the Lachlan and followed that river until he reached the vicinity of Hillston on 20 April. Menindee was now about 200 miles (322 km) almost due west. Lack of water in that direction persuaded Mitchell to follow the Lachlan to the south-west as the only practicable route. He reached the Murrumbidgee on 12 May and followed it to the Murray. While travelling along the Murray to its junction with the Darling, Mitchell's party on 24 May encountered a large body of Aborigines who were at once recognized, according to Mitchell, as their old enemies from the Darling. Three days later near Mount Dispersion, fearing that his party might be subject to continual attacks and destroyed in detail, Mitchell set an ambush which was at once discovered. Firing broke out and, according to an Aboriginal with Mitchell's party, seven natives were killed; the remainder fled. At the end of May Mitchell reached the Darling and turned north upstream. He soon decided, while still about 130 miles (209 km) in a direct line from Menindee, to abandon the survey of the deserts around the Darling and to use his resources to explore the more promising country along the Murray. For the second time he failed to complete the full exploration of the Darling."Retracing his steps Mitchell went up the Murray till 20 June when he reached the junction of the Loddon where the country seemed so promising that he turned south-west into what is now Victoria and was so enchanted by the area he called it Australia Felix. Travelling chiefly west and south he reached the mouth of the Glenelg on 20 August and some days later, to their mutual surprise, he found the Henty brothers already established at Portland. He turned north-east, reached the Murray on 17 October and on 3 November arrived back in Sydney ahead of the main party. The rapid occupation of Australia Felix followed. Already settlers from Van Diemen's Land were crossing Bass Strait and soon others were driving their flocks south-west along the tracks which Mitchell's heavy wagons had cut into the earth on their return to Sydney."As on all his expeditions, Mitchell systematically surveyed as he travelled. After seven months his error, so he claimed, was only a mile and three-quarters (2.8 km). As a controversialist and thirster after glory, Mitchell was sometimes strangely blind to the truth; but he was a painstaking and competent surveyor, and his claim may be believed. In December 1836 the Executive Council conducted an inquiry into the killing of Aborigines near Mount Dispersion. It regretted that Mitchell had not made sufficient efforts to conciliate the natives, but in view of their numbers and threatening aspect the council could not severely blame 'a want of coolness and presence of mind which it is the lot of few men to possess'."On 19 May 1837 Mitchell left Sydney on eighteen months leave. He secured permission to publish an account of his explorations which appeared in 1838 entitled Three Expeditions Into the Interior of Eastern Australia ... and he began a long correspondence with the Colonial Office to obtain a knighthood. Lingering doubts about Mitchell's behaviour near Mount Dispersion delayed this honour till 1839 when he was also distinguished by Oxford University's award of an honorary doctorate of civil law. " Map neatly repaired on the far left from an earlier tear; binding just starting to fray at the edges, heads of spines slightly chipped; very good and attractive.

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        Voyage autour du Monde entrepris par ordre du Gouvernement sur la Corvette La Coquille; par P. Lesson, Membre correspondant de l'Institut.

      Paris: P. Pourrat Frères, 1839. Four volumes, octavo, with 42 engravings (portrait, two title-pages, over 20 views, costumes, objects and tools, and coastal profiles as well as 19 coloured engravings of birds and mammals); in a most attractive modern French binding of quarter red calf with glazed green sides, housed in a matching slipcase with leather edges. First edition: the deluxe issue with the natural history plates in colour, including illustrations of the lyre bird, wombat, platypus, opossum, kangaroo and various parrots. Lesson was the naturalist and doctor of the Coquille on Duperrey's voyage around the world: his narrative account is of special interest as this and his Voyage médical were the only separate descriptions to be published of the voyage as the official history was never completed. Otherwise only the "Observations personelles" of Dumont d'Urville, an officer on the voyage, appeared (in volume III of the Astrolabe voyage).'This voyage of 1822-25, commanded by Duperrey, largely scientific in purpose, called at Brazil and the Falkland Islands, and then rounded Cape Horn and sailed along the coast visiting Concepcion, Callao, and Payta. Heading towards the Tuamotu Archipelago, Duperrey discovered Clermont Tonnerre (Reao) and then went on to Tahiti. In June 1823, the 'Coquille' sailed for Port Jackson via Tonga, the Santa Cruz Island, New Britain, New Ireland, and the Moluccas. 1824 saw Duperrey in the Bay of Islands at New Zealand. Next, he sailed to Rotuma, the Gilberts, the Carolines, New Guinea and Java before making his way home.'The expedition achieved notable scientific results and corrections in maps, much meteorological data, and many rock samples and botanical specimens were brought back. Lesson was the naturalist of this expedition, and his account of the voyage supplies the details which Duperrey failed to publish... ' (Hill catalogue).

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        Souvenirs d'un aveugle. Voyage autour du monde...

      Paris: Hortet et Ozanne, 1839. Four volumes, octavo, with 60 lithograph plates (six folding); later binding of quarter dark green morocco. A fine set of the substantially changed version of Arago's classic account of the French circumnavigation in the Uranie under the command of Louis de Freycinet, 'often incorrectly described as a later edition of Arago's Promenade... it is actually a different, more elaborate work... ' (Hill). Arago was the official artist on the expedition, which spent considerable time in Hawaii as well as New South Wales and Western Australia; the plates here, all after Arago's own drawings made during the voyage, are especially interesting for western Australia, New South Wales, Hawaii and the islands of Micronesia.The eccentricity of both illustrations and narrative in Arago's account made it very popular, and it was of course within the budget of the normal reader (whereas the official narrative in its long series of volumes cost about a hundred times more).Much of the fourth volume deals with the expedition's visit to New South Wales, and there are nine fine lithographs of Aborigines, including detailed studies of hunting, rituals and bush dwellings. The visit to western Australia is dealt with in the first volume, with further illustrations. The major part of the third volume deals with Hawaii and is also extensively illustrated. The Hawaiian visit was made at a time crucial to the history of the islands, and some of the portraits and depictions of native customs are of considerable importance.By the time this version of his book reached the public, the remarkable Arago had lost his sight: hence the new title used for the work of Souvenirs d'un aveugle. In his moving opening note Arago observes that 'n'avoir rien vu, c'est n'avoir rien à regretter. On ne perd réellement qu'après avoir possédé... et j'ai tant perdu!'. A fine set.

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        Cent et Un Robert-Macaire, Les

      Paris: Chez Aubert et Cie, , 1839. An Exceptionally Rare Original Hand-Colored Copy[DAUMIER, Honoré, illustrator]. PHILIPON, Charles. Les Cent et Un Robert-Macaire composés et dessinés par M. H. Daumier, sur les Idées et les Légendes de M. Ch. Philipon réduits et lithographiés par MM***; Texte par MM. Maurice Alhoy et Louis Huart. Paris: Chez Aubert et Cie, 1839. First Quarto Edition. Two quarto volumes bound in one. (10 3/4 x 8 3/8 inches; 273 x 212 mm.). [viii], [2, advertisements], [200], [3], [1, blank]; [vi], [2, advertisements], [202], [3], [1, blank] pp. With 101 magnificent hand-colored lithographed plates, heightened with gum arabic.Contemporary three-quarter maroon straight-grain morocco over marbled boards, ruled in gilt. Spine with five raised bands decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, marbled end-papers. Front free endpaper with the small blue leather bookplates of R. Descamps Scrive and Georges Laine, and also the engraved bookplate of Bernard Bloch-Levalois. A fine and large example with spectacular original hand-coloring and a fine provenance. "Les Robert-Macaire remains Daumier's best-known series...Baudelaire chose it, along with Histoire ancienne, for specific discussion in his essay on French caricaturists, and Carteret accorded it a place in his bibliography. Its contemporary popularity was immense. As an album it was published by Aubert in an edition of 2500 copies, a far larger number than for any other series. Yet, so persistent was the demand, that 600 two-volume sets of reduced copies, called Les cent-et-un Robert-Macaire, were published in 1839...When politics became a forbidden topic in Le charivari, where Caricaturana [Les Robert-Macaire] first appeared, Daumier and Philipon turned to social satire. If they could not attack Louis Philippe directly, they could at least show the kind of society that flourished under his gross and venal regime. Taking the flamboyant and florid swindler Macaire from the character that Frédérick Lemaître had created in a hack melodrama called L'Auberge des adrets, they showed him and his inseparable companion, the dejected and meager Bertrand, ranging through all kinds of commercial enterprise, in the stock market, in the banks, in the courts, and in dozens of other public settings, never failing to find eager dupes. Macaire is equally persuasive in the encounters of private life, where no situation finds him at a loss for an appropriate flower of sentiment...Though Daumier's designs are superb in themselves, particularly in the variety of supple and telling poses...that he conceives for Macaire and Bertrand, they would be incomplete without the unfailing wit and point of Philipon's captions" (Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, pp. 234-236)."These reduced and for the most part reversed copies of Daumier's lithographs, apparently drawn by Menut Alophe, are greatly inferior to the originals. Unlike Caricaturana, the series is not often found colored" (Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, p. 236).Carteret III, p.187. Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, 162. Vicaire III, cols. 31-32 (under Alhoy) and V, cols. 572-573 (under Philipon).

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        L'oeil typographique. Offert aux hommes de lettres de l'un et l'autre sexe, notamment à MM. Les correcteurs, protes, sous-protes, etc..

      Paris, Firmin Didot , Chez l'Auteur, N. Cirier, 1839. ____ Pamphlet délirant contre les cadres de l'Imprimerie royale et plus particulièrement contre son ancien directeur, Pierre Lebrun. Dès la page de titre, le ton est donné : "Il est plus aisé de rencontrer un académicien qu'un homme [ayant l'oeil typographique]. Cicéron". Une note suit à propos d'une phrase du titre : "de l'un et l'autre sexe" : "(1) Sic, l'auteur ne pouvant digérer la femme de lettres." Ancien prote, Nicolas Cirier (1792-1869) a parsemé son opuscule de curiosités typographiques. Son texte possède une poésie certaine, ce qui n'est pas toujours le cas de tous ceux que l'on a rangé parmi les "fous littéraires". " Le moment de briser cette pauvre tirelire, de débrouiller ce chaos sans éléments, de tirer parti de ces misérables matériaux, de ces insignifiants chiffons... 'd'un ramas d'étrangers la ville était remplie...' ramas, ramassis, fouillis enfin, car les mots les plus hideux, s'ils sont français, sont trop bons pour l'ignoble contenu de mon mannequin épanothôtique; le moment, dis-je de maçonner cette argile impure et sans consistance n'est point venu encore : mais voilà que l'Oeil typographique, comme la mouche que vous savez (mouche propice aux poëtes, dit-on, autant que funestes aux bestiaux), l'OEil ou l'oestre typographique m'a saisi soudainement hier ..." Exemplaire complet de la planche lithographiée dépliante qui manque à la plupart des exemplaires. Blavier, Les fous littéraires pp. 501-504.*****. In-8. Collation : (4), 34 pp., 1 planche h.-t. Broché.

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        Béatrix ou les amours forcés

      Hippolyte Souverain. The rare first edition. Elegant late 19thC half brown morocco-grained shagreen over marbled paper boards, spine in six compartments, bands with gilt fillets and double gilt compartments richly decorated with gilt decorative motifs, dates gilt to foot of spine, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, top edge gilt. Ex libris of Alexis Martin, engraved by Aglaüs Bouvenne to pastedowns. Marginal repair to foot of several leaves; the index of the second volume has been cut out and laid down on a piece of vergé paper. A very good copy in a nice binding of this novel, which presents one of the finest portraits of the lady of the Divine Comedy. Hippolyte Souverain Paris 1839 14x22cm 2 volumes reliés

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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. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 157243)....

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        Oliver Twist

      

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        Loving Ballad of Lord Bateman, The

      London: Charles Tilt, 1839. Exceptionally scarce First Issue with All Eleven Plates in Two States Hand-Colored and Plain CRUIKSHANK, George, [illustrator]. [DICKENS, Charles]. [THACKERAY, William Makepeace]. The Loving Ballad of Lord Bateman. Illustrated by George Cruikshank. London: Charles Tilt, 1839. First edition, first issue (with the reading of 'wine' for 'vine' in the fifth stanza; pagination in the center of the text, printer's slug on verso of title and last leaf). Small octavo (5 1/16 x 4 inches; 129 x 101 mm.). [i-x], 11-40 pp. (Including one page of music). Complete with half-title. Eleven numbered full page plates by George Cruikshank. All plates in two states, hand-colored and plain. Bound in 1901 by Zaehnsdorf (stamp signed on verso of front free end-paper). Full dark green crushed levant morocco, covers decoratively bordered in gilt with gilt corner pieces in pointille. Smooth spine elaborately decorated in gilt, gilt board edges, decorative gilt turn-ins, green silk liners and endleaves. Armorial bookplate of Heber Reginald Bishop on front paste-down. Front joint expertly and invisibly repaired. A wonderful copy. We have been able to locate just one other example with all eleven plates in two states - Lot 339 in the Sotheby auction of William Wright, June 12th, 1899. A near fine copy of this exceptionally rare first 'colored' issue (the first we have ever seen) of a book that was for a long time attributed to Charles Dickens. The book is in fact a collaboration! William Makepeace Thackeray arranged the old ballad, Charles Dickens is thought to have contributed the 'scholarly' notes and George Cruikshank provided the illustrations. "An adaptation of the traditional ballad attributed to Thackeray (British Library Catalogue) with preface and notes by Dickens. George Cruikshank regaled a dinner of the Antiquarian Society with a rendition of the ballad. On "hearing Cruikshank mournfully intone the word's of the Turks' daughter to the imprisoned Lord… Dickens offered to polish it into an even more solemn absurdity. He told Cruikshank to ask his sister Fanny to take down the music and 'to be sure to mark the shades and the expression.' And although he kept his part in The Loving Ballad secret, he not only wrote a burlesque introduction and notes, but altered lines and substituted a new last verse." (Johnson, p. 260). Heber Reginald Bishop (1840-1902) was a noted businessman and philanthropist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His collections of art, especially his noted collection of jade, were donated to museums. "An industrialist and entrepreneur, Mr. Bishop was an active patron of the arts and a Trustee of the Metropolitan Museum during its formative years." Cohn 243.

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        Sketches by Boz. With forty illustrations by George Cruikshank. New edn, complete.

      Chapman & Hall. 1839 Half title, front., two engr. titles, one with Chapman & Hall imprint & one without, plates; sl. foxing, excellently executed repairs to inner hinges. Uncut in orig. purple vertical-grained cloth, blocked in blind, spine lettered in gilt; spine a little faded. Armorial bookplate of John Wood. In green cloth fold-over box, sl. spotted. A v.g. bright copy.The first collected edition, in original cloth.

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        Histoire d'Angleterre

      E. Houdaille. Edition continued until 1815 by Ch. Coote, and to this day by Alexabdrine Aragon, with notes of Barante Norvins and Thiers.Bound in full morocco navy signed Boutigny (with binder label). back smooth decorated with rock in long irons. Large gilded rococo plate boards with birds, dragon, animals and flowers. gilt edges. Guards lemons. E. Houdaille Paris 1839 Grd. in-8 (16,5x26cm) 470pp. et 469pp. et 478pp. et 560pp. relié

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        Collection des documents inédits sur l'histoire de France publiés par ordre du roi et par les soins du ministre de l'instruction publique : instructions du comité historique des arts et des monuments

      Imp. royal. First Edition. Binding half sheepskin caramel, flat spine decorated with gilt fillets and cold with traces of friction. Book written in collaboration with Albert Lenoir and Charles Lenormant. Rare book on monuments Gallic, Roman, Greek, Christian and illustrated with figures engraved in-text. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Imp. royal Paris 1839 20,5x27cm relié

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        Oeuvres Complètes

      Furne et Cie. New illustrated edition of 122 color plates erased and decorated by hand, on strong paper. The 122 boards contain more than 300 figures. The boards were designed by Janet Lange and Travies (the best illustrators to Buffon in the nineteenth), and engraved by Manceau, Fournier ...Binding half black with shagreen many nets (cold and hot) and wheels. The dish of volume V is slightly rubbed. Pale freckles scattered and erratic (but never heavy or invasive), some pages include title, some not, same for the inside. We find some books without foxing, others have scattered here and there. The serpentes are present and the boards are in good condition, without browning, with occasional pale foxing in the margins.Tome premier - General subjects, theory of the earth. 782 pages illustrated with a portrait, 5 color maps.Tome second - General subjects, theory of the Earth (Part 2), minerals. 775 pages.Volume third - Mammals. 726 illustrated pages with 13 color plates.fourth volume - Mammals (part 2). 784 illustrated pages with 29 color plates.Volume fifth - Birds. 653 illustrated pages with 44 color plates.Tome sixth - Birds (Part 2). 732 illustrated pages with 30 color plates. Furne et Cie Paris 1839 - 1841 Grd. in 8 (17,5x26,5cm) 6 tomes en 6 volumes reliés

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        The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. With Illustrations by Phiz.

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1839 - Octavo (223 × 137 mm). Bound by Riviere & Son in late 19th-century red crushed morocco, title and rich decoration to spine gilt, raised gilt bands, gilt rules to covers, gilt dentelles, top edge gilt, green coated endpapers, original cloth bound in at rear. An exceptional copy, handsomely bound, with just a little foxing and offsetting contents. Engraved frontispiece by Finden after D. Maclise; 39 plates and 2 original drawings by Phiz. First edition, first issue in book form, this an exceptional copy with two original ink and wash drawings by Phiz bound in at p. 260 and p. 288, one signed, and one with a watermark dated 1838. The book was originally issued in monthly parts, and, once the serialisation was complete, issued as a book in cloth. With the following first issue points: publisher's imprint to the first four plates; "visiter" for "sister" p. 123 line 17; "flys" for "flies" p. 245 line 10; "visiters" instead of "visitors" p. 272 line 2; "incontestible" for "incontestable" p. 297 line 22; "suprise"for "surprise" p. 586 line 24. Eckel pp. 64-5; Smith 5. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Nicholas Nickleby

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1839.. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE of the text, with 'visiter' for 'sister' line 17, page 123, and 'latter' for 'letter' 6 lines up, page 160; the llustrations up to p.45 are First Issue, carrying a 'C+H' imprint (Eckel). Half-title present. Octavo, pp.xvi; 624. Elegantly bound (c.1910) in half green calf with floral gilt over cloth sides, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. A little expected spotting but cleaner than usual within; binding lightly rubbed, pleasingly sunned to brown at spine. A most attractive copy. The first of Dickens' romances, it is perhaps most famous for its extraordinary and memorable villains, Wackford Squeers and Ralph Nickleby.

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        The life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby containing a faithful Account of the Fortunes, Misfortunes, Uprisings, Downfallings, and complete Career of the Nickleby Family...

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1839. Octavo, frontispiece portrait of Dickens by Finden after Maclise and 39 plates by Hablot K. Browns ("Phiz'), plates foxed as usual; half black morocco, marbled edges and endpapers, spine decorated in gilt. First edition, bound from parts. Of the two critical issue points "latter" at p. 160 is present, but at p. 123 the correction to "sister" has been effected.An early novel in Dickens's oeuvre, and the work with the most stylistic similarities with his first novel Pickwick Papers, it also continued his trademark and innovative use of the oppressed child as nexus of social criticism.With the bookplate of the Dickens collector B.W. Matz. No half-title, re-hinged.

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