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        Elegy Written in a Country Church_Yard

      John Van Voorst, London - 1839. Thin octavo full green crushed morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Boards with gilt rules and gilt devices in corners. Borders with quotations in gilt. Spine with five raised bands and elaborate leaf designs in compartments. Simple rules turn-ins. All edges gilt. Colorful patterned endpapers. Fine title vignette and vignette Illustrations on every page with fine engravings after works by Constable, Stothard, Landseer, Chalon, Westall, Fielding and others. Bookplate on front pastedown. Spine mellowed to light brown with a light scuff at the upper spine tip and a light scuff at the title lettering. Front inner hinge cracked. Title page loose, having at some point been reglued and now split off approximately 1/8 inch from the gutter. This will require professional repair. Very light scattered foxing, not affecting images. Preserved in a custom paper-covered slipcase which matches the endpaper design. A beautifully bound and superbly illustrated copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Literary Lion, ABAA]
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        Annali della Propagazione della Fede, raccolta delle lettere dei vescovi e dei missionarj delle missioni nei due mondi, e di tutti i documenti relativi alle missioni ed all'opera della Propagazione della Fede; che forma il seguito delle lettere edificanti.

      Cormon e Blanc, librai, 1839-1842. Nove volumi di cm. 20,5, pp. 4500 ca. complessive. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva ed uniforme in mezzo vitello, dorsi a nervi con fregi a secco, titoli e fregi in oro. Piati e sguardie marmorizzate. Esemplare fresco ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Esemplare proveniente dalla biblioteca del conte Ercole di Belgiojoso, con sua etichetta di possesso. Si tratta della prima serie di questa fonte inesauribile di notizie geografiche. Alla presente serie seguirono volumi fino alla fine dell'800.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Capper's South Australia; Containing the History of the Rise, Progress and Present State of the Colony; Hints to Emigrants . Embellished with three Maps, Showing the Maritime Portion.the Surveyed Districts of Adelaide and Encounter Boy and .Adelaide

      South Australian Rooms, London, Nd.[1839] - Small Octavo. 3rd and best edition, considerably enlarged with additional notes, three folding maps. 1 folding chart, iv, 243pp. Henry Capper had published the South Australian Record as a newspaper since he also was the colonization commissioner's emigration clerk. South Australia had been carved out of New South Wales in 1836. This edition shows the phenomenal growth since the earlier editions on pages. 211-243. Here he shows land sales in England of Australian properties all the way through May 1839. This work became the key item showing the possibilities not only of rich capital investment but was also a path of hope for those who had felt themselves frozen out of the lands that were being bought up in England by Nouveau Riche. Bound in contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled paper covered boards, all edges marbled with matching endpapers, professionally rebacked to style, maroon leather label gilt, early, if not contemporary previous owner's bookplate. A very nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA]
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        Scalp Dance of the Minatarres. Scalptanz der Monnitarris. Danse du scalp des Indiens Meunitarris.

      Ackermann London 1839 - Uncoloured aquatint engraving. Dimensions: 410 by 535mm. (16 by 21 inches). From the illustrated 'Travels in the Interior of North America between 1832-34' by Prince Maximilian Alexander Philipp Zu Wied-Neuweid, published in two volumes by Ackermmann in London 1843. The finest work on American Indian life and the American Frontier, it is the result of an epic journey which took place at a time when the mass migrations of settlers and pioneers was about to alter irrevocably the unspoiled West. Karl Bodmer (1809-1893) was engaged by Prince Maximilian (already famed for his earlier explorations in Brazil) to provide a record of his travels among the Plains Indians of North America during 1833-34. His efforts show great versatility and technical virtuosity and give us a uniquely thorough, accomplished and detailed picture of a previously little understood (and soon to vanish) way of life. The most important part of their travels started from St Louis, whence they proceeded up the treacherous Missouri along the line of forts established by the the American Fur Company. At Bellevue they encountered their first Indians, then went on to make contact with the Sioux Tribe, learning and recording their little known ceremonial dances, their powerful pride and dignity. Transfering from the 'Yellow Stone' to another steamer the 'Assiniboine', they continued to Fort Clark, studying there the Mandan, Mintari and Crow Tribes, then the Cree and Assiniboine tribes at Fort Union, the main base of the American Fur Company. On a necessarily much smaller vessel they journeyed through the extraordinary geological scenery of that section of the Missouri to Fort Mackenzie in Montana. Established over a month there a cautious friendship developed with the fearsome Blackfoot Tribe. From this, the westernmost point reached, it was considered too dangerous to continue and the return journey downstream began. The winter brought its own difficulties and discomforts, but Bodmer was still able to execute numerous studies of villages, dances and, especially, the people, who were often intrigued and delighted by his work. The portraits are particularly notable for capturing individual personalities, as well as forming, together with Prince Maximilian's written studies, the primary accounts of what became virtually lost cultures.

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        Wildbad, dans le Royaume de Wurtemberg, et ses eaux thermales. Traité topographique et médical par le professeur F. Heim, D. M. Traduit du Manuscrit allemand par J. M. Gérard.

      Mit 5 Stahlstichansichten und einer Karte, Stuttgart, Comptoir Littéraire, Paris, Brockhaus et Avénarius, Londres, Murray, 1839, XII, 570 Seiten, (3 Blätter), 18x12, Privat - Leinenband der Zeit, ausklappbarer Stahlstich "Neues Hotel Wildbad" auf der Rückseite teilweise von alter Hand beschriftet, stellenweise gering stockfleckig, Exlibris auf Vorsatz, sonst nur geringe Gebrauchs- und Alterungsspuren

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ingrid Degutsch]
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        [Cover title]: United States Historical and Statistical Index [caption title]: Exhibiting a Comprehensive Arrangement of Prominent Statistical Facts, as Appertaining to each Particular State: Also of the General Government of the United States, from the Administration of Washington, inclusive, to the present date, June, 1839

      New York: William S. Dillingham. 1839. First. First edition. Large octavo wrappers. One large leaf (29.5" x 37") folded to 6.25" x 10" and tipped into printed wrappers. Untrimmed. Soiling and several small tears and chips on the wrappers, rear wrap discolored, possibly from the glue used to tip the chart onto it. Scarce. OCLC locates six copies. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Thüringen und der Harz, mit ihren Merkwürdigkeiten, Volkssagen und Legenden 6 BÄNDE (ST1F5)

      1. Band: mit 12 Abbildungen 1839 Pappeinband Ecken und Kanten bestoßen und geplatzt gelockerte Bindung Seiten deutlich braunfleckig Frakturschrift Kapitale beschädigt 2. Band: mit 12 Abbildungen 1840 Pappeinband Ecken und Kanten bestoßen und geplatzt Seiten deutlich braunfleckig Frakturschrift Kapitale beschädigt 3. Band: mit 12 Abbildungen 1840 Pappeinband Ecken und Kanten bestoßen und geplatzt Seiten deutlich braunfleckig Frakturschrift Kapitale beschädigt 4. Band: mit 12 Abbildungen 1841 Halbledereinband farbiger Rundumschnitt Ecken und Kanten bestoßen und geplatzt Seiten deutlich braunfleckig Frakturschrift Kapitale beschädigt Rücken einseitig gelöst Einband vom Block gelöst Vermerk in Blei auf dem Schmutzblatt 5. Band: mit 12 Abbildungen 1841 Halbledereinband farbiger Rundumschnitt Ecken und Kanten bestoßen und geplatzt Seiten deutlich braunfleckig Frakturschrift Kapitale beschädigt 6. Band: mit 12 Abbildungen 1842 Halbledereinband farbiger Rundumschnitt Ecken und Kanten bestoßen und geplatzt Seiten deutlich braunfleckig Frakturschrift Kapitale beschädigt

      [Bookseller: RUBA-KAT GbR]
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        Bachlauf in Leubnitz (Dresden). Bleistift.

       1839. Monogrammiert \"LCH legiert\" (Ludwig Carl Harzer), datiert \"d. 18/9.39\" und bezeichnet \"Leubnitz\". Auf glattem Zeichenpapier. 17,8 x 22,2 cm. Blattfüllende, bildhaft ausgeführte Zeichnung mit teils kräftigen Schraffuren, zeigt einen mit Natursteinen eingefassten Zugang zum Wasserlauf. Als Staffage sind ein im Wasser liegender Waschtrog und eine Ente hinzugefügt. Ludwig Harzer war als Landschaftsmaler und Lithograph tätig. Seit 1839 wirkte er in Dresden als Zeichenlehrer. - Wenige unbedeutende Braunfleckchen. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Ludwig Harzer, Dresden, Deutsche Kunst 19. Jahrhundert

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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        Fourier et son systéme [Fourier und sein System]. Union Ouvriere [Arbeiterunion].

      Deuxiéme Edition (2. Aufl.) v. Fourier et son systéme. Zwei seltene Werke der beiden frühen Feministinnen, hier 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, die 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. Papier etwas stockfleckig. Sonst guter Zustand.

      [Bookseller: Rotes Antiquariat]
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        MAXIMILIAN, Herzog von Leuchtenberg (1817 - 1852)., "Maximilian, Herzog von Leuchtenberg". Als Oberst und Inhaber seines kaiserlich russischen 11ten Husarenregiments führt er seinem Schwiegervater, dem Zaren Nikolaus I. das Regiment vor, im Hintergrund St. Petersburg.

      Altkolorierte Lithographie von Gustav Kraus, in der Platte signiert und datiert 1839, 53 x 43,5 cm. Pressler 592 Lentner 12549 und 4972: "Seltenes ungemein dekoratives seltenes Portrait, das auch als Militärkostümblatt besonderes Interesse beanspruchen darf". Aus der Serie der sog. "Fürstenbilder". - Auf braunen Karton aufgezogen. - Herrliches Altkolorit. Porträts, Eichstätt, St.Petersburg, Wittelsbacher

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Leipzig, 23. III. 1839.

      1839. 1 S. mit eh. Adresse verso (Faltbrief). Gr.-4to. An seinen Kollegen, den Mediziner Johann Ludwig Choulant (1791-1861) in Dresden: "Innigst verehrter Herr Hofrath, Ich bin so frei, Sie schon wieder in Ihren Geschäften durch diese Zeilen zu unterbrechen. Da ich leider! immer noch genötigt bin, nach Materien zu Programmen mich umzusehen, so bin ich auf die Hippiatriken gefallen, welche einer Ausgabe so sehr bedürfen. Diese bin ich zwar nicht zu liefern im Stande, aber durch einige Programmen bin ich so kühn zu hoffen, daß sie die Aufmerksamkeit jüngerer sprachkundiger Aerzte auf diese Autoren würden lenken können. Ich wünschte daher die Pariser Ausgabe von 1530 auf einige Zeit geliehen zu erhalten. Sie besitzen dieselbe vielleicht selbst, oder wenigstens die königl. Bibliothek - Ferner wünschte ich von Ihnen Auskunft darüber zu erhalten, welche Pflantze unter dem von Hippocr. veter. gebrauchten Namen 'rhodopityites' zu verstehen sei. Durch Befriedigung dieser doppelten Bitte würden Sie mir einen großen Gefallen erzeugen. - Die Anzeige Ihrer neuesten Schrift ist schon in der Druckerei, und wird etwas umfangreicher sein, als die vom ersten Theile. - Aus dem Cult. Minist. ist immer noch keine Antwort eingetroffen [...]". Von sehr schöner Erhaltung. - Der Altphilologe und Mediziner Kühn wurde 1801 Professor in Leipzig, 1812 der erste Inhaber des neugeschaffenen Lehrstuhls für Chirurgie; 1820-40 war er Ordinarius für Physiologie und Pathologie. Mehrfach Rektor, wurde er 1833 Ehrenbürger der Stadt Leipzig. Seine wissenschaftlichen Hauptverdienste liegen im Bereich der antiken Medizingeschichte: Besonders hervorzuheben ist seine Arbeit als Herausgeber und Übersetzer der Werke Galens.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris]
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      - Lithographie v. B.u. F. Adam n. Albrecht Adam, 1839, 35,4 x 52,7 ( Blattgr. 48,3 x 59,5 cm ) Vorführen eines Pferdes vor einer großen Anzahl von Auktionsteilnehmern im Innenhof des Gutes Alsen. - Sehr schönes Blatt aus " Die Veredlung der Pferdezucht aus Alsen ", nach der Natur gezeichnet von Albrecht Adam. Lithographiert wurden die Blätter von Benno und Franz Adam, den Söhnen des Malers. - Sehr selten

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Constantinople, and the scenery of the seven churches of Asia Minor. Illustrated. In a series of drawings from nature by Thomas Allom. With an historical account of Constantinople, and descriptions of the plates, by the Rev. Robert Walsh.

      Holz/Leder Sehr gut Ohne Jahr, um 1839. Text Englisch, First and Second Series, KOLLATIONIERT, KOMPLETT, farbig gestalteter Papierbezug mit leichten Abriebspuren auf Holz-Einband mit goldgeprägten Lederecken und Lederrücken mit Rückentitelei, 5 Bünde, solide und sehr gut erhalten trotz minimaler Gebrauchs- und Abriebspuren, ebenso farbig gestalteter Buchschnitt und Vor-/Nachsatz, Exlibris im inneren Buchdeckel, Ansicht von Konstantinopel als Frontispiz (ein kleiner Fleck am oberen Rand), dekorativ gestaltetes Vor- und Titelblatt, Vorwort von Robert Walsh. +++ FIRST SERIES-/ Erster Teil: 84 Textseiten inklusive Liste mit Titel der 48 Tafeln (inklusive Frontispiz, Titelvignette und Karte von Konstantinopel mit Hagia Sofia), alle VORHANDEN, SAUBER, STOCKFLECKENFREI. SECOND SERIES/ Zweiter Teil: Liste mit Titel der 49 Ansichten (inklusive Frontispiz, Titelvignette), alle VORHANDEN, SAUBER, STOCKFLECKENFREI, 100 Textseiten mit General Index. Ein wunderschönes Buch, das den Leser augenblicklich in die zauberhafte Welt der wahren 1001 Nächte der Türkei versetzt.+++- Text English, First and Second Series, COLLATED, COMPLETE, published around 1839. Solidly bound book, wooden- boards covered with marbled- paper, leather edges and spine with gilded lettering, 5 joints, marbled edges, slight wear- marks, identically marbled flyleaf/endpaper, two parts, each with two title pages.+++ FIRST SERIES: View of Constantinople (protected by tissue paper, small stain on the upper edge of the picture), list of plates, altogether 48 engravings including vignette title, frontispiece and map of Constantinople, ALL CLEAN, NO FOXING, 84 text pages. +++ SECOND SERIES: List of plates with 49 etchings including vignette title and frontispiece, ALL CLEAN, NO FOXING, 100 text- pages with General Index. A wonderful and thrilling collection of etchings of the finest views and scenes of Turkey and its 1001 nights aspects, altogether very good condition.+++- Metin Ingilizce, odun kapak üzerinde renkli kagit kilif, kilifda hafif kullanim belirtileri, kitap sirti ve köseleri altin süslü, kullanilmasina ve asinmaya ragmen korunmus, saglam ve çok iyi durumda, kitap kapaginin içinde eski kitap sahibinin simgesi yapistirilmis, kitabin basinda Konstantinopolis resimli süslü sayfa, resmin üstünde küçük bir leke var ama rahatsiz etmiyor, baslik sayfasi dekoratif, Robert Walsh tarafindan önsöz, kitap iki bölüm içermektedir. BIRINCI BÖLÜM: 84 sayfa metin + 48 resimi içeren liste, tüm illüstrasyonlar MEVCUT, LEKESIZ, TEMIZ. IKINCI BÖLÜM: 49 resim içeren liste, tüm illüstrasyonlar MEVCUT, LEKESIZ, TEMIZ + 100 sayfa genel endeks. Okuyucusunu aninda Türkiye'nin büyülü binbir gecesine davet eden, sayfa sayfa incelenmis, EKSIKSIZ, olaganüstü ve saglam bir kitap.+++- 21,5 x 26,5 Cm. 1,8 Kg +++ Stichwörter:.Rarität Rara Ansichten Osmanisches Reich Ansichten Veduten Istanbul Bibliophilie Türkiye Binbir Gece Osmanli Imparatorlugu Türk Tarihi

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clement]
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        A guide down The Danube from Paris to Marseilles, Ancona, Trieste, Venice, Munich, Strassburg and from Vienna to Constantinople, Smyrna, Athens, the Morea and the Ionian Islands

      F.C.Westley, Paris, 1839. XIIII/292 S. mit 1 gefaleten Routenkarte, original goldgeprägter Leinen-Einband (Einband etwas fleckig/Karte im Knick durchgerissen und sauber hinterlegt)

      [Bookseller: Celler Versandantiquariat]
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        Washinga Sahba's Grave

      1839 - BODMER, Karl. Washinga Sahba's Grave on Blackbird's Hills. London: Ackermann (Bougeard), 1839. Single sheet, plate impression measures 12-1/2 by 9-1/2 inches; window matted, entire piece measures 23 by 20 inches. $1500.Original hand-colored aquatint Plate XII, third state, one of the 33 "vignettes" from Karl Bodmer's magnificent picture-atlas, produced for Maximilian Wied-Neuwied's Travels in the Interior of North America (1839-1843).Maximilian's monumental work was originally published in German (1839-41); a French translation followed in 1840-43 and an English translation in 1843. A picture-atlas of eighty-one aquatint plates (48 folios and 33 "vignettes") after paintings by Karl Bodmer was issued in Paris, and accompanied all three of these editions. The picture volume is now regarded as one of the most comprehensive and memorable visual surveys of North America ever produced. The images provide an authentic glimpse into 19th-century America by one of the most eminent European artists. Unlike some other painters, Bodmer tried not to romanticize his subjects, but show them as they really were. Perhaps the most important leg of Maximilian's travels started from St. Louis and proceeded up the treacherous Missouri River. "On 7 May 1833 Maximilian reported that the Yellow Stone was passing by "˜the foothills that are called Blackbird's Hills because here the famous Omaha chief Wha-sching'gha-sa-ba [Blackbird] is buried". [He] asked to be buried upright, astride his favorite mule" (Marsha V. Gallagher). The print is vignette number XII, with the three requisite imprint statements and captions in German, French and English. Third state, with the date in the imprint statement and engraved by Lucas Weber. Ruud, 269. See Howes M443a. Wagner-Camp 76. Streeter III:1809. Hand coloring very vivid, only light foxing to margins (not affecting image). A lovely print.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        George Sand in Majorca (Texthefte auf Englisch/Französisch/Spanisch).

      Original Leinen-Kassette. Mit einer separaten Folge von numerierten Original Radierungen von Nils Burwitz. Eins von 75 nummerierten Exemplaren: Nr. VI. Signiert vom Künstler selbst. Alle Radierungen vom Künstler selbst signiert und numeriert. Tomas Graves - der Sohn vom Robert Graves - liess 11 Seiten davon nachdrucken und von seiner Schwester Lucia Graves, ins französische und katalanische übersetzen. Jede Kassette wurde mit handgewebtem und -bedrucktem Leinen bezogen (von Joseph Rocamora/Barcelona). Der Text wurde in Monotype Garamond gesetzt und auf Super Alfa (250 g) gedruckt. Der Text des britischen Dichters Robert Graves beschreibt die unglücklichen Monate, die die französische Schriftstellerin George Sand mit Frédéric Chopin - ihrem Liebhaber - während des Winters 1839/1840 in Valldemossa verbrachte. Weitere Ausgaben befinden sich in der: New York Public Library, der State University of New York auf Buffallo (Rara-Sammlung), Victoria & Albert Museum, National Gallery/Kapstadt, University of the Witwatersrand/Johannesburg Weitere Bilder können auf Anfrage zugesandt werden. Preis inkl. MwSt.

      [Bookseller: Buch- und Kunsthandlung Wilms e.K.]
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        Samoafahrten. Reisen in Kaiser Wilhelms-Land und Englisch-Neu-Guinea in den Jahren 1884 und 1885 an Bord des deutschen Dampfers "Samoa". Mit 85 Abbildungen nach Originalskizzen, gezeichnet von M. Hoffmann und Roessler und 6 Kartenskizzen.

      1 Frontispiz, 390 Seiten mit 73 Abbildungen nach Originalskizzen und 6 Kartenskizzen im Text, 10 teils doppelseitige Separatbilder, 10 Seiten Verlagsverzeichnis 23 x 16 cm, Original-Halblederband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Rückenschmuck, Lederecken. Durch Register erschlossen. Die Abbildungen in Holzstich-Technik. "Friedrich Hermann Otto Finsch (* 8. August 1839 in Warmbrunn, heute Cieplice S'laskie-Zdrój, Schlesien 31. Januar 1917 in Braunschweig) war Kaufmann, Ethnologe, Ornithologe und Forschungsreisender, der vor allem durch seine Vorbereitung zur Inbesitznahme der deutschen Kolonie Deutsch-Neuguinea bekannt wurde. Nach ihm sind das Gebiet Finschhafen in Papua-Neuguinea sowie die Finschküste benannt. Als Agent des privaten Hamburger Neuguinea-Konsortiums (später umbenannt in Neuguinea-Kompagnie) von Adolph von Hansemann bereiste er 1884 und 1885 mit Kapitän Eduard Dallmann auf mehreren Reisen von Mioko aus fast die gesamte Nordküste Neuguineas und entdeckten den Sepik (Kaiserin-Augusta-Fluss). Finsch schloss auch Verträge über Landerwerbungen ab. 1885 wurde die Nordhälfte der Insel unter dem Namen Kaiser-Wilhelms-Land Schutzgebiet der Neuguinea-Kompagnie und mit Finschhafen der erste Verwaltungssitz der Kolonie Deutsch-Neuguineas gegründet. Finsch war noch zwei Jahre lang Berater der Neuguinea-Kompagnie." (Wikipedia) * * * Einband etwas berieben, zwei Ecken gerignfügig bestoßen, sonst noch gut erhaltenes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Matthias Severin Antiquariat Am Bayerisc]
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        \" Romantische Wanderungen durch die Sächsische Schweiz \"

      Georg Wiegand Verlag Leipzig ohne Jahr, ca 1839 Format Groß8° in sich kompletter Band aus \" Das malerische und romantische Deutschland \", EA , 240 S.+ 30 Stahlstiche , Originalhalbleder mit dekorativer strahlend goldener Rückenverzierung und roten Rückenschild mit Rückentitel, gering fingerfleckig, einige Stahlstiche fleckig, privater Eintrag ,dekorative farbige Vorsätze , Rücken im Falz vorn zu 2 /3 eingerissen,jedoch nicht lose !,Buchblock straff , Erhaltung gesamt 2 // Versand D: 5,00 EUR Sächsische Schweiz

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Alfred Tauchnitz]
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        Hindernisrennen, 4 Blatt, "The First Steeple-Chace on Record" - 1. "Ipswich, the Watering-place behind the Barracks" 2. "The large fild near Biles's Corner" - 3. The last field near Nacton Heath" - 4. Nacton Church and Village".

      - kol. Aquatinten v. J. Harris n. H. Alken b. Ben. Brooks, 1839, 27 x 36,4 (je Abb.) Blattgr. 43,7 x 49,1 cm Die komplette Folge in dezentem, zum Teil kräftigem Kolorit. Auf festem Velin gedruckt. Sauber und gut erhalten. Unter dem typographischen Text unten : Vide "The Sporting Review" - No.1. Jan. 1839". - Dekorativ.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Il Facchino - Giornaletto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti.

      dalla Tipografia Ferrari, MDCCCXXXIX (1839).. Anno I - numeri 1 - 52 (pp. 1 - 416), 5 gennaio - 28 dicembre 1839.In 8°; pp. 416; legatura in mezza pelle con tassello al dorso.Rilegato insieme ai diversi numeri anche il frontispizio comune di tutta l'annata.Condizioni molto buone.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Palatina Editrice]
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        Lélia, nouvelle édition

      Felix Bonnaire, Editeur "Paris, 1839, 3 vol. in-8 demi-vélin à dos rond, plats de papier vert, pièce de titre papier manuscrite. Reliure strictement de l'époque. 2ff.-XVpp.-345pp. / 2ff.-345pp. / 2ff.-322pp. ""Véritable seconde édition, en partie originale, très différente de la première qui ne comporte que deux volumes."" Vicaire VII-199-302 / Clouzot 242. Ce titre est constitué des vol.V à VII de la première édition des oeuvres collectives de George Sand. ""Et quant à Lélia, le mariage n'est pas mis en cause ; c'est un livre d'exception, d'une toute autre portée. Les critiques violentes et grossières dont il a été l'objet ne prouvent qu'une chose, c'est qu'il est des imaginations dépravées qui portent dans tout leurs propres délires. L'auteur ne saurait en être responsable. Toutefois, se voyant si mal commenté, si mal compris, il s'est attaché à éclaircir sa pensée, afin qu'il ne restât pas même un prétexte aux interprétations ambigües. Lélia parait dans cette nouvelle édition presque entièrement refondue [...]."" extrait du prospectus des uvres complètes chez Bonnaire (1837-1841). Une carte-herbier trouvée dans un volume cet exemplaire atteste que ces ouvrages ont appartenus à Marie-Sophie Le Royer de Chantepie (Château-Gontier 1800 - Angers 1888), auteure de plusieurs romans, correspondante de Gustave Flaubert pendant plus de 19 ans et surtout de George Sand. Ainsi, dans une lettre de George Sand qu'elle lui adresse datée de Nohant, 28 Août 1842 ""Que la femme, pour échapper à la souffrance et à l'humiliation, se préserve de l'amour et de la maternité, c'est une conclusion romanesque que j'ai essayée dans le roman de Lélia, non pas comme un exemple à suivre mais comme la peinture d'un martyre qui peut donner à penser aux juges et aux bourreaux, aux hommes qui font la loi et à ceux qui l'appliquent. Cela n'était qu'un poème, et, puisque vous avez pris la peine de la lire (en trois volumes), vous n'y aurez pas vu, je l'espère, une doctrine. Je n'ai jamais fait de doctrine, je ne me sens pas une intelligence assez haute pour cela."" Quelques passages marqués au crayon dans notre exemplaire confirme bien cette lecture attentive. Un mors restauré, quelques légères rousseurs, une pale mouillure sur les vingts dernières pages du T.I. Bon exemplaire, édition en grande partie originale et d'une très intéressante provenance."

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        The Orchard: The Management of Wall and Standard Fruit Trees, and the Forcing Pit; with Selected Lists and Synonymes of the Most Choice Variety

      London: Wm. S. Orr & Co, 1839. 1st. Full-Leather. Collectible; Very Good. The 1839 1st edition of this lovely study of fruit trees of the orchard. Including 18 beautiful full-page, hand-colored plates. 1 plate at the frontispiece, 1 a "vignette in title" and the remaining 16 complementing the text. (All 18 of the plates also include their original tissue guards.) Bound in a full dark-blue leather, with 6 fine-tooled compartments, gilt-lettered spine label and gilt-ruled panels. Solid and VG, with light scuffing to the panels and very light wear along the panel edges. Thick 12mo, all edges gilt. Tasteful former owner bookplate at the front pastedown.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Metternich"). Schloß Johannisberg (Rheingau), 22. IX. 1839.

      1839. 3 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo. An einen Marquis, den er auf Schloß Johannisberg eingeladen hatte: "Si je m'en réconnoissais le droit, je me permetterais quasi d'être faché contre vous. Vos jeunes gens sont arrivés ici bien, mais sans vous! Nous eussions été bien heureux de vous recevoir dans un lieu dont le séjour offre d'agréables distractions, dont le sîte est magnifique et dans lequel le Whiggisme n'a pas encore pénétré [...]". - Papierbedingt leicht gebräunt und mit kleinen Randläsuren.

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        The History of England from the Earliest Period to the Death of Elizabeth in Twelve Volumes

      Longman, Orme, Brown, Green and Longmans 1839 - First of this edition, in 12 volumes. Fine bindings. Full leather, with elaborate gilt spine, volume and title leather labels. Very good, edges rubbed. Using his History of the Anglo-Saxons as a foundation, Turner's works were collected in this 12 volume set in 1839. "These histories, though somewhat marred by an attempt to emulate the grandiose style of Gibbon, were works of real research, opening up and to a considerable extent developing a new field of inquiry in the area of Anglo-Saxon history." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poetical Works And Life

      London: John Murray, 1839. Leather_bound. Ten volumes. Quartos. The Poetical Works And Life Of Lord Byron. Profusely extra illustrated and with autograph material. Bound in three quarter navy blue morocco, spine gilt in cmpartments, gilt title, raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled endpaper. A handsome set. Fine.

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        Kinder-Mährchen. Mit sechs illuminirten und sechs schwarzen Vignetten nach Zeichnungen von E.T.A. Hoffmann. Neue Aufl.

      Berlin, gedruckt und verlegt bei G. Reimer, 1839. - 3 Bll., 280 S., mit 6 handcolorierten Illus. auf Taf. u. sechs Kapitelvignetten, 12°, Priv. Leinen Gerhard Salomon: E.T.A. Hoffmann Bibliographie 346. - Enthält: Contessa, E.W.: Das Gastmahl; Friedrich Baron de La Motte Fouqué: Die kleinen Leute; E.T.A. Hoffmann: Nustknacker und Mäusekönig; E.T.A. Hoffmann: Das fremde Kind; Contessa, E.W.: Das Schwerdt und die Schlangen; Friedrich Baron de La Motte Fouqué: Die Kuckkasten. - Seiten tlw. etwas fleckig; erste Taf. aufgezogen u. mit ergänzten Randabriss (ohne Berührung der Illus.), sonst ein gutes Expl. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        De l'Influence des Chemins de Fer et de l'Art de les tracer et de les construire.

      Paris, Carilian-Goeury et Vve Dalmont - John Weale, 1839. 135 X 220 mm. XIX-501 pp. 6 planches gravées dépliantes. edition originale, la plus recherchée de Marc Seguin , la plus importante aussi sur le plan innovation . Superbe reliure demi chagrin vert dos à 5 nerfs caissons decorés de blasons titre et auteur dorésparfait etat , bien complet , photos sur demande

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        Illinois Farmer's Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge, for the Year 1840

      Jacksonville: C. & R. Goudy. Good. 1839. Pamphlet. A very scarce early Illinois almanac. An unbound and uncut set of folded sheets with some soil, toning, and a three-inch tear on one leaf. Illustrated with engravings of a harvest scene, a printing press in an advertisement for the publisher, and a zodiac drawing. Only one copy found in OCLC, at the American Antiquarian Society. ; 8 1/2" x 5" .

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        Documents Relating to Cuban Slavery, 1845-1882.

      1839. The Administration of Cuban Slavery [Manuscript Archive]. [Slavery]. [Cuba]. [Documents Relating to Cuban Slavery]. Havana, 1845-1886. 17 documents, 13 are 8-1/2" x 12-1/2," 4 are 6" x 8-1/2," (3 with conjugate blanks), manuscript in ink on versos, all have embossed stamps or inkstamps. Light to moderate toning, negligible light foxing, fold lines, light edgewear, a few minor worm holes, one item browned with moderate edgewear and a few chips, condition of group very good overall. * Slavery existed in Cuba from the 16th century to 1886, when it was abolished by royal decree. These official documents record some of the everyday administrative aspects of Cuban slavery in its final decades. The group includes 4 sale documents (1872), 5 documents allowing slaves to travel (1845), including one signed by Duke Leopoldo O'Donnell [1809-1867], Captain General of Cuba, and 4 manumission documents (1872). The others address a freed slave that has fallen ill (1855), the state of freed slaves in Mantanzas (1886), the status of a freed slave and his daughter (1882) and the case of a freed slave who was mistakenly captured as a runaway (1868). Taken together, these items offer an interesting perspective on slavery as a conspicuous but administratively mundane aspect of Cuban society.

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        Une larme du diable

      Paris, Desessart, 1839, 13 x 20, 376 pages sous demi-reliure maroquin brun à coins, papier décoré et double filets doés ; dos à cinq nerfs - auteur, titre et date (en queue) dorés. Tête dorée. Contreplats et gardes de papier décoré. EDITION ORIGINALE collective - certaines nouvelles pré-publiées dans des journaux. L'ouvrage contient : "Une larme du diable, mystère", "La chaîne d'or ou l'amant partagé", "Omphale, histoire rococo", "Le petit chien de la marquise", "Le nid de rossignols", "La morte amoureuse", "Une nuit de Cléopâtre". Rousseurs éparses.

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        Mitchell's Traveller's Guide Through the United States

      1839 - MITCHELL, Samuel Augustus. Mitchell's Traveller's Guide Through the United States, Containing the Principal Cities, Towns, &c. Alphabetically Arranged; Together with the Stage, Steam-Boat, Canal, and Rail-Road Routes. Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowperwait, & Co., 1839. 12mo (3-1/4 by 5-1/2 inches), publisher's red patterned cloth. $1600.Early edition of this guide, with very large hand-colored map at rear of the eastern United States as far west as the Missouri Territory and eastern Texas.Samuel Augustus Mitchell was one of the most prolific publishers and editors of geographical manuals, maps, and textbooks in the United States, employing upwards to 250 artisans and writers. Around 1830 Mitchell settled in Philadelphia, where the best cartographic printing houses could be found, with the intention of improving the aesthetics of geography texts and atlases. His first effort, A New American Atlas, appeared in 1831. "Mitchell entered the field of cartography at an opportune moment, when national expansion, following the expeditions of Lewis and Clark, Pike, and others, stimulated an interest in the newer parts of the country and created a market for travel maps and guidebooks. He remains an outstanding figure in the development of American geography" (DAB). "Mitchell's ability to identify and correlate original sources, as well as material from other map makers, was evident". His maps were among the most popular and influential in distributing new knowledge about American expansion to a growing, eager audience" (Martin & Martin, 135). Traveller's guides such as this one were very popular in the 19th century""small volumes that could be slipped into a pocket, filled with detailed information on the distances of each stage of trips by different forms of transportation. With inset maps of Cincinnati, Albany, New Orleans, Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington and Charleston. Issued under various titles; the map alone was first issued in 1832, and the accompanying text was first issued in 1834. See Howes M690. Small early bookplate, contemporary owner signature and marginalia to front endpapers.Map with expert paper repairs to folds, with just the slightest bit of loss to a few of them, not affecting readability. Binding with restoration to spin ends. An extremely good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Poetical Works.

      London: Edward Moxon,, 1839. Edited by Mrs. Shelley. 4 volumes, octavo. Original red pebble-grained cloth, decoration and titles gilt to spines, sides panelled with arabesque decorations in blind, yellow coated endpapers. Engraved portrait frontispiece in vol. I, with all the half-titles and advertisements. Spines sunned, small split to cloth from bottom of front joint volume 1, smaller split to centre of front joint volume 3, general minor rubbing and small marks to cloth, internally sound and fresh, volumes 2-4 still uncut, very good condition. First edition, an appealing copy in the superior red cloth, of Mary Shelley's collected edition of her husband's poetical works, the first collected edition, which established Shelley finally and irreversibly amongst the great poets of the English language. Pirate editions of Shelley's works had persuaded his father, Sir Timothy, that all hope of obscurity had passed, and Mary was allowed to prepare a proper edition provided there was only a minimum of biographical information. "Mary Shelley brought Shelley into the mainstream of the national culture. He was no longer the author of a notorious banned poem [Queen Mab] only obtainable from shops specializing in blasphemy, sedition and advice on birth control. He was the prophet of Prometheus Unbound, one of the most ambitious attempts ever made to uplift life by literature, and of other works such as the "Ode to the West Wind"... The notes that Mary added are masterpieces of editing, adding so immeasurably to the reader's understanding that nobody would now consider printing Shelley's poems without them" (St Clair)

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        Engravings of Sepulchral Brasses in Norfolk and Suffolk, tending to illustrate the ecclesiastical military and civil costume, as well as to preserve memorials of ancient families in that county [...]. Second edition.

      2 vols. 2nd edition. Folio, pp. xxvi, 67, [i]; [iv], 31, [i] + 171 plates as called for, some folding. Includes hand-coloured frontispiece. Very occasional light foxing, slight faint smudging to title pages, a few folded plates just starting to split a little along their folds but generally in good order. Half olive green morocco, green and gold marbled paper-covered boards and matching endpapers, gilt spines, t.e.g. and others uncut. Spines a little faded, rubbed, a few small scrapes, edges worn, inner hinges inconspicuously reinforced with green tape.An illustrated study and record of East Anglian brasses. John Sell Cotman (1782-1842) was a portrait and landscape painter of some fame and a priminent member of the Norwich School. He also made etchings on antiquarian subjects, focussing his attentions on the Norwich area where he worked as a drawing-master for nearly 30 years.

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        The Loving Ballad of Lord Bateman

      London: Charles Tilt , 1839. First edition. Full Morocco. Near Fine. Unusual copy of humorous poem, with all the eleven plates in two states, colored and uncolored -- only occasionally does one find the frontis plate colored, and only that one -- and a stunning Zaehnsdorf full decorative morocco binding. 12mo. 13 by 10 cm. vii, [2], 40 pp. Besides plates, in prelims is one page of musical notation. The binding has Orientalist decoration on the spine and the board corners, as befitting a work which is partly situated in Turkey, where Lord Bateman is imprisoned until liberated by the Turk's daughter. Original cloth binding bound within. The Zaehnsdorf binding appears to have been dated 1901, but we are not fully confident in the reading othe final digit. Rubbing along the joints, with a touch of starting, upper front joint. Minor chipping on first few pages, including the first color plate -- not affecting pictorial content -- and a few early leaves dog-eared. Some very faint film of soiling on some leaves.

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        Niagara Falle Les Chutes du Niagara, Niagara Falls

      Paris: Arthur Bertrand, C1839 - "Niagara Falle Les Chutes du Niagara, Niagara Falls" Karl Bodmer (1809-1893) 16 ½ x 21 ½ inches visible, 26 x 31 inches framed. Hand colored aquatint engraving. Marking showing "Tab 39 on upper right, "Lucas Weber" on lower right, "Carl Bodmer pinx" on lower left, and "Paris, Arthur Bertrand, editeur" on the very bottom right. Provenance: Credit Suisse’s Americana Collection In 1832 Prince Maximilian of Wied, a German naturalist-explorer, and Karl Bodmer, a Swiss artist, embarked on a journey of discovery to document the landscape and native tribes along the Upper Missouri River. Their voyage was undertaken at a valuable and pivotal moment in American cultural history, as it occurred just before the unspoiled West was to change irrevocably by American explorers and settlers. Bodmer's depiction of the encampments visited, the extraordinary scenery observed, and his portraits of Blackfeet, Crow, Cree, Mandan, Hidatsa, and Sioux Indians have been recognized as one of the finest records of Indian life ever produced. This splendid view of Niagara Falls was published as part of this remarkable expedition. Bodmer saw the Falls for the first time on 28 June 1834 and was clearly inspired by the scenic splendor of one of the great natural wonders of the world. The travelers had reached the Falls towards the end of their expedition. Leaving Vincennes, Indiana, on about 11 June, they had traveled east, arriving on the Ohio opposite Louisville, Kentucky. Here they boarded a ship for Cincinnati and Portsmouth following the route of the Ohio Canal along the Scioto River north to Cleveland on Lake Erie. They then took a steamboat to Buffalo, New York. Bodmer and Maximilian returned to Europe in 1834, where Bodmer spent several years supervising the engraving and printing of his images of the journey. They were published in Paris between 1839 and 1843 as Travels in the Interior of North America 1832–1834. Niagara Falls remained a favorite subject of artists throughout the first half of the nineteenth century, but the present image is arguably the finest to appear in print, as Bodmer shows great technical virtuosity and gives us a breathtaking vision of this world- famous natural wonder at its most unspoiled and pristine. Catalogued by Xueli Wang, Columbia University, BA; Courtauld Institute of Art, MA. You are warmly invited to visit our gallery at 1016 Madison Avenue in New York City to view this work whenever it might be convenient.

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        The History of England from the Earliest Period to the Death of Elizabeth in Twelve Volumes

      London, England: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1839. First of this edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First of this edition, in 12 volumes. Fine bindings. Full leather, with elaborate gilt spine, volume and title leather labels. Very good, edges rubbed. Using his History of the Anglo-Saxons as a foundation, Turner's works were collected in this 12 volume set in 1839. "These histories, though somewhat marred by an attempt to emulate the grandiose style of Gibbon, were works of real research, opening up and to a considerable extent developing a new field of inquiry in the area of Anglo-Saxon history.

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      Henry Colburn 1839 - 2nd Ed. 2 vols. xxviii + 435pp. + vii + 435pp. Folding frontis. map, lithographed plan. Some light browning, paper split to firm joints, sm. offset brown mark to front of vol. 1., contemporary calf with intricate blind detail to edges of boards, sl. rubbed, intricate blind dec. compartments to spines with bright gilt lettered labels, sl. loss to tail of spine of vol 1 with minor repair to head. David Urquhart (1805–1877), diplomatist and writer. Navari ‘This journal of travels was made in 1830 when Urquhart was sent on a mission to survey the Greek frontier. He travelled through Epirus and Thessaly, and as far North as Mount Athos. [The above] is a most interesting work, not as a description of travels providing extensive details of life and manners in Turkey and Greece but as an attempt to analyse the relationshp between these customs and the manner of thought in the Orient.’Blackmer 1707 ‘. in this remarkable work he describes his feelings of disenchantment with the Greek and growing admiration for the Turks . giv[ing] a detailed study of the two peoples.’ US$887 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Gli agrumi dei Giardini botanico-agrarii di Firenze.

      dalla Tipografia di Paolo Fumagalli, 1839. Segue al frontespizio: Distribuiti metodicamente in un quadro sinottico, coi principii della nuova teoria della riproduzione vegetale; del Conte Gallesio; dedicati a sua Eccellenza il Marchese di Bristol, Membro della Camera dei Lordi e della Società R. delle Scienze di Londra. Segue frammento in lingua francese dal "Cours de botanique" di De Candolle. Lunga dedica autografa del Gallesio al Marchese Franco Ricardi Ciambellano del Grand Duca di Toscana, in attesatao di stima affettuosa, eseguita al margine superiore della brossura editoriale mantenuta all'interno. Esemplare completo della grande Tavola sinottica posta al fondo, incisa su carta forte. Prime cinque pagine contenenti l'Estratto della Teoria della riproduzione vegetale, pubblicata nel Trattato del Citrus, in Parigi nel 1811 e poi rettificata e completata, in seguito di nuove esperienze ed osservazioni, in diversi articoli della Pomona italiana. Da pagine 6: Degli Agrumi. Specie, varietà, ibridi. Classificazione degli agronomi antichi. Classificazione fondata sopra la nuova teoria. Esposizione del quadro sinottico in cui è distribuita. Da pagina 10: Descrizione degli agrumi della Collezione toscana distribuiti nel quadro sinottico. Esemplare perfetto. Brossura editoriale cartacea, titoli entro cornice e dedica autografa al margine superiore, mantenuta all'interno di bella legatura coeva in cartone rivestito da carta marmorizzata, pp. 4 n.n. 12, 1 tavola, In folio (52 x 34,5 cm.)

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        Nicholas Nickleby. FIRST EDITION.

      Chapman & Hall. 1839 Half title, front. port. spotted, plates by Phiz with some spotting & browning to edges. Untrimmed in orig. dark green cloth, borders blocked in blind, spine lettered in gilt; head & tail of spine a little worn, small split at tail of following hinge, corners sl. knocked. A good sound copy.Smith 5; the primary binding.

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        Sammlung aller noch gültigen Gesetze und Verordnungen über die indirecten Steurern im Großherzogthum Baden II. - VII. Abschnitt

      Druck und verlag des Artistischen instituts, 1. Januar 1839. - 169 Seiten Originalauflage , Pappeinband,mit ausfaltbaren Tabellen im Anhang,dieser BAnd zur den Bier_ Branntwein - Fleisch und Kauf - Schenkungs & Erbschaftsaccise ,Salzregal, Strafen. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550

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        THE SILURIAN SYSTEM. Founded on GEOLOGICAL RESEARCHES in the Counties of Salop, Hereford, Radnor, Montgomery, Caermarthen, Brecon, Pembroke, Monmouth, Gloucester, Worcester, and Stafford; With Descriptions of the Coal-Fields and Overlying Formations.

      London: John Murray, 1839. FIRST EDITION, 2 parts in 1 volume, 1839. LACKS LARGE MAP IN THREE SECTIONS IN SEPARATE VOLUME. Thick 4to, approximately 325 x 250 mm, 12 ¼ x 9¾ inches, 14 lithographic views, 3 in color, 1 panoramic, 112 woodcuts in the text, 2 plates showing 3 maps, 31 engraved plates of fossils, 9 coloured folding sections. PLUS NINE EXTRA ENGRAVED MAPS, ONE IN COLOUR, ON THICK STOCK, TWO MAPS DIVIDED IN TO TWO SECTIONS TO FIT THE BOOK, SEVEN MAPS DOUBLE PAGE AND THE TWO MAPS DIVDED IN TO FOUR ARE FOLDING. Pages: xxii, 1-768 including index, bound in 19th century half green morocco, marbled boards, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, green endpapers, errata at page 590. Binding rubbed, 3 section plates have small neat repairs to folds on blank side, no loss to image and 1 has a paper fault, (creases) at lower margin, not affecting image, first free blank endpaper has closed tear neatly repaired, several fossil plates have a little pale foxing, occasional pale offset from plates to text, a few pale marks to margins, label removed from first pastedown and first free endpaper, but otherwise a very clean tight copy. The extra maps have the margins trimmed away, so no clue to map maker, they were bound in on stubs at time of binding, the maps cover the Welsh Borders, Salop, Hereford, Carmarthen, Worcestershire, Brecon etc,. The list of subscribers has a few well known names, Charles Darwin 36 Great Marlborough Street; Charles Lyell Jun., 16 Hart Street; Rev. Buckland, Christ Church, Oxford; Rev. Sedgwick; W. H. Fitton. See: A Catalogue of Printed Books in the Wellcome Library, Volume iv, page 199; The Haskell F. Norman Library of Science and Medicine, Part 3, page 239, No. 1211; Sotheby's The Magnificent Scientific Library of Joseph A. Freilich, page 346, No. 406: John Challinor, The History of British Geology, pages 108-110; MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. A VERY HEAVY BOOK WHICH WILL REQUIRE EXTRA POSTAGE COSTS.

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      Berlin, G. Reimer, 1839. Neue Aufl. 2 Bl. 280 Seiten mit 6 Holzschnitt-Illustrationen und 6 kolorierten lithographischen Tafeln nach Zeichnungen von E. T. A. Hoffmann. 14,5 cm, Halbleineneinband unter Verwendung der illustrierten Original-Broschur Name auf Vorsatz, Eintragauf fliegenden Bl., Stempel auf Titel, das Wort \"Kinder\" im Titel von alter Hand durchgestrichen, teils leicht bis mäßig braunfleckig Versand D: 3,00 EUR

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        Georgian Lady for "Scenes, paysages, moeurs et costumes du Caucase".

      c. - 1840 1839 - Watercolour on paper (24 x 12 cm), offered together with its hand-coloured lithograph (34.5 x 24.2 cm) - plate 26 from "Scenes, paysages, moeurs et costumes du Caucase" (A. Hauser, Paris, c. 1840), with a blind stamp "A.B." in lower margin; two small marginal tears, light waterstain in right margin nor affecting image. An original sketch of a Georgian lady by one of the most famous Russian explorers of the Caucasus of the XIX century; here offered together with its lithograph from a very rare work on Caucasian costumes. This watercolour was painted by Gagarin as part of the series in 1839-1840 when he travelled to the Caucasus following his friend Mikhail Lermontov. It was shortly published in Paris in the work "Costumes du Caucase", which was intended to form part of a larger work depicting the scenes, landscape, customs and costumes of the Caucasus and be issued in 48 livraisons. However, Colas states that only 11 of these were issued, each containing 6 plates of costumes. Even individual plates of this work are rare. Prince Gagarin (1810-93), a painter, architect and art critic, was a Vice-president of the Petersburg Academy of Arts in 1859-72. He studied with Bryusov and was a member of the brilliant high society in St. Petersburg, where in his early years he met Pushkin and drew illustrations for some of his works. A friend of Lermontov, he went with him to the Caucasus, where he stayed on military and public service during almost 15 years until 1855. He lived a few years in Tiflis (nowadays Tbilisi) and before that had the opportunity to travel to various parts of the region, especially Dagestan. He was a cultivated, sensitive mind with artistic talents and a taste for details and observation. Whether during his missions, his vacation or his stay in town, Gagarin made numerous sketches of the local topography, architecture, decorations, life, costumes and important people. This rare sketch allows to see the artist's skill and attention to the detail, as well as Gagarine's eagerness to depict real people rather then a "general type". René Colas, a compiler of the major bibliography of costumes and fashion, highly praised Gagrine's depictions: "Plusieurs planches representent des costumes très intéressants pour la Georgie". The drawing comes from a private collection of Sarkis Boghossian and was published in his monumental work "Armenian Iconography" that gathers ____ prints and drawings on the subject. Boghossian's biography resembles a thriller novel. Born in 1921 in a small Armenian village in today's Turkey, Boghossian was taken to Marseille at the age of six by his family that fled famine and oppression. Passionate about art, poetry and Armenian culture, he chose a career of bookseller. In 1967 Boghossian opened a rare bookshop in Paris, "Le XIXe siècle", specialising in rare books and engravings related to Armenia. In autumn 1998 the French booksellers' community woke up to shocking news that Boghossian had been found dead in his Parisian flat, tortured and murdered, with a number of valuable books missing from the apartment. Police quickly traced the murderer, who, however, hardly resembled the idea one may have of an assassin. He was a French bookseller of Turkish origin and a renowned scholar with a PhD from Sorbonne specialising in Ottoman and Armenian history. He was apparently in dispute with Boghossian over a number of rare books that the latter kept as a guarantee against a cash loan. The bookseller was arrested and subsequently sentenced to 19 years in prison just when he was due to give a lecture at a conference in Nice titled "The Armenian merchants in the Mediterranean in the eighteenth century". Sarkis Boghossian "Armenian Iconography II" 839 and 840 p.114 and 115 - Paris, 1998; For the book see Colas 1147; Lipperheide 1384.

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