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      [London]: Printed by J. & H. Cox, Brothers, 74 & 75, Great Queen Street, Lincoln's-Inn Fields, 1841. First edition. 4to., 4 pp. Aside from a fewfaint pinpoint spots of foxing, this is a fine, near new copy. Housed in a custom made cloth chemise and slipcase, titled in gilt along the spine. Shortly after the presentation of his paper before the Royal Society on 31 January, 1839, Talbot, at his own expense, printed the text as a pamphlet of 14 pages; "Some Account of the Art of Photogenic Drawing..."became the world's first separate publication on photography. Through this process, an ordinary piece of writing paper was immersed in a sensitizing solution, dried, placed in a camera and exposed in daylight to a subject for upwards of an hour or longer. Upon examination, a tonally reversed rendering of the subject was visible. It was then soaked in a solution of salt and washed and dried, then the process was essentially repeated exposing the first print to the new sensitized sheet, reversing the tones to produce an image with the tonality as in nature. Through a series of further experiments over the next months, Talbot discovered that a "latent" image always existed and that through chemical development, it could be brought to life. This allowed for speeding the exposure in the camera to be cut to a mere 30 seconds and the enriched chemical solutions would produce a sharper and tonally richer image. This process he first called the Calotype, from the Greek, kalos - beautiful. On June 10, 1841, Talbot presented the Calotype process at a meeting of the Royal Society, and at his own expense, he published a four page description of his process. Unlike his earlier publication on Photogenic Drawing, here he states, in detail, the full process. Upon the urging of John Herschel and David Brewster, he began to call his process, the Talbotype rather than Calotype. His intention was to license this process, and likely this printed description was printed to distributed to potential licensees. Aside from changing the name from Calotype to Talbotype in the title of this publication, and the slight alteration in the printer's imprint, the text of the two issue are identical - the word Calotype remains in the body of the text This is the foundation stone of the negative-positive process that has been in use since it was first published. This printing is much rarer than the Calotype variant, with WorldCat locating only Harvard University - Houghton Library, and Cornell University. Gernsheim Incunabula No. 655 listing only the Calotype variant. Roosens and Salu No. 10285, listing only the Calotype variant. Weaver, HENRY FOX TALBOT SELECTED TEXTS AND BIBLIOGRAPHY, No. 87, listing only the Calotype variant.

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      Glasgow: Richard Griffin and Co, 1841. First edition. 8vo., viii, 96 pp., lithographic frontispiece showing an image in positive and negative, with 29 illustrations in text. The frontispiece shows staining and foxing at the edges; a few leaves have creased corners and modest foxing. The top and bottom of the spine have been expertly reconstructed, with the inner hinges repaired. The binding is the publisher's original blind-embossed cloth, with the running title in gilt on the spine. There is a medical society bookplate, and the general title page bears their ink stamp. There is chipping to the top blank corner of several leaves on Griffin's Crystallography. In all, this remains a good copy. This is generally regarded as the first general treatise on photography in the English language. Hunt discusses the paper, metal and glass processes of Talbot, Daguerre and Herschel, and the variations upon their work.This title was available in two forms, both are identical in all respects and both are considered as the first edition. The two issue are: as part of a larger volume of scientific titles published by Griffin, and as a separate bound volume, also published by Griffin. Our copy is bound in GRIFFIN'S SCIENTIFIC MISCELLANY. FIRST SERIES. This volume also contains: Liebig's ORGANIC ANALYSIS; Griffin's CRYSTALLOGRAPHY; Von Korbell's MINERALOGY; Ramsay's GEOLOGY OF ARAN; Spencer's ELECTROGRAPHY. Gernsheim - Incunabula No. 653. Not listed by Roosens and Salu.

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        (Advertising for an early Travelling Wax Works Museum, including an Anatomical Cabinet and Martinet's Elephant Clock). - Grosses mechanisches Museum, als eine höchst mannigfaltige, Kunst und Pracht vereinigende, belustigende und unterrichtende Sammlung, nach der Natur gearbeiteter und durch sinnreichen Mechanismus in Bewegung gesetzter Automaten und plastische Meisterstücke von Wachs.

      S.d., s.l., but Munich, around 1841.. Typographic wall bill. Size: 20.5 x 16 inches. With three storage folds, margins minorily browned, in near fine condition. Huge wall bill advertising the exhibition of automates and waxworks, the latter of which displaying historical and mythical scenes and persons of historical and contemporary interest (Frederick the Great of Prussia together with Voltaire, Maria Stuart, Cleopatra to name a few). The main object though, listed first on the bill, was a classical Kunstkammer object: A huge elephant clock made from bronce and gold coated silver, garnished with gemstones, would show the triumphal procession of the indian Great Mogul on his elephant. Once the mechanism was started the elephant would move his eyes and ears, his trunk and tail and even fight a lion in front of him. Also the sourrounding landscape would be set in motion: snakes wriggling around, reptiles (dragons and crocodiles) snapping, insects crawling, flowers opening their blossoms and closing again. The automate was build by the famous London mechanic Hubert O'Martinet (active 1770-1790). An image of this elephant clock can be found online in the collections of Waddesdon Manor! The curators there presume, that their elephant is the same, as the one owned by Tietz and so the same as advertised on this bill (cf. also Description du musée mécanique de Georges Tietz, contenant l'éléphant mécanique d'O' Martinet, et tableaux de l'histoire moderne et de la Bible. Rheims 1853, no. 1.). – As an annex to the exhibition of automates & waxworks there was also an anatomical cabinet, which was charged an extra admission fee for.

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        MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK (Bibliographer Walter E. Smith's copy)

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1841. First Edition. Hard Cover. George Cattermole and Hablot Browne. Large Octavo. THREE VOLUMES. Complete Set. Bound in original brown cloth with first issue variant gilt design on front cover. This is a floral design, not the clock design. Dicken's bibliographer Walter E. Smith's copy with his signature. Volume II of this set is shown as "Binding Variation of Master Humphrey's Clock" in the bibliography "Charles Dickens in the Original Cloth Part I" on page 45. Three very good- to very good+ copies with front hinge cracked Volume I, rear outer hinge Volume II starting, mild cover edge wear all three volumes.

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        Barnaby Rudge; A Tale of the Riots of 'Eighty. With Illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot K. Browne

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1841. First separate edition, large 8vo, (vi), (229)-306, 420 pp. Engravings in the text, marbled endpapers and edges. Original blind stamped cloth, spine sunned, some minor marks, a very good copy. Smith I 6B. Originally published in volumes II and III of "Master Humphrey's Clock"; it was bound directly from the unaltered sheets with a new title page.

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        Incidents of a Whaling Voyage. To Which are Added Observations on the Scenery, Manners and Customs, and Missionary Stations, of the Sandwich and Society Islands, Accompanied by Numerous Lithographic prints.

      NY: D. Appleton and Co., 1841. b/w plates. (xi)-360 pp. “...Olmsted took to the sea for reasons of health. He boarded the North America at New London... The ship hunted whales in the Atlantic, rounded Cape Horn, and headed for the Hawaiian Islands. His account of the region resulted in ‘one of the wittiest pictures of Hawaii created prior to the visit of Mark Twain.' The ship also visited Tahiti and the South Pacific, suffered various adventures and disasters, and made a fair catch of whales.” - Hill 1262. Jenkins p. 133. Forster 76. Forbes 1312, who calls it "one of the great classic of life on a whaling voyage." The plates are after his own drawings, and feature dramatic whaling scenes, as well as an early depiction of surf boarding. One of the most important books on 19th century American whaling. From the library of Clifford Ashley, with his bookplate laid in.. Original cloth, spine laid down. Scattered foxing and tanning, but a good copy.

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        Reisen nach der Stadt des Khalifen, die Ufer des Persischen Meerbusens und des Mittelländischen Meeres entlang. Mit Einschluß einer Reise nach der Küste von Arabien und der Insel Socotra. Zwei Theile. Aus dem Englischen ins Deutsche übertragen von Dr. H. Künzel. Zwei Teile (in 1).

      Pforzheim, Verlag von Dennig Finck & Co., 1841. 8°. 22,5 cm. VI Seiten, [1] Blatt, 474 Seiten. Grüner Halbleinenband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Erste Ausgabe. Blätter teils wenig stockfleckig, wenige Blätter stärker, Vortitel mit kleinem Randausschnitt. Besitzereintrag auf Titel, durchgehend saubere Unterstreichungen und Marginalien in Blei und schwarzer Tinte. Gutes Exemplar. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Forschungsreisen / expedition; Reisebeschreibungen / travelogue

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        Camellia Gioja

      Paris 1841 - Abbé Laurent (Lorenzo) Berlese (1784-1863) was born in Campo Molino near Treviso, in northern Italy. He moved to Paris as a chaplain and by 1817, through his own funding, began cultivating camellias. Interest in camellias peaked in the middle part of the nineteenth century, when large numbers of seedlings obtained from crossing variants of camellia Japonica were raised and named, mostly by the Verschaffelt family at Ghent in Belgium, and continuing with Berlese in Paris until he assembled a collection of around 300 species. In 1837, with his large collection of camellias amassed, many of them hybrid species, Berlese realized the importance of establishing a classification system and that a detailed monograph was required. The “Iconographie du genre Camellia ou Description et Figures des Camellia les Plus Beaux et les Plus Rares” was published in three volumes in Paris between 1841 and 1843, from the drawings made by J.J. Jung of the camellias in Berlese’s greenhouses. The arrangement of the text is unusual as the scientific and practical monograph is printed on the lower half of the recto of each text leaf with the description of the facing plate on the upper half and with the versos of the text leaves blank. Berlese was also a founding member and Vice President of the Société Royale d'Horticulture de Paris and. He lived for nearly 40 years in the French capital in contact with the highest scientific, artistic and political officials of his time. Each original stipple engraving is expertly colored and are fine examples of nineteenth century botanical art. This engraving, Camellia Gioja, 14.5" x 11", is in very good condition, with slight foxing throughout, staining in the right margin and evidence of verso page text. This camellia has beautifully detailed petals with vibrant crimson and pink coloring and leaves in different shades of green delicately bending around the flower.

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        DEBATE ON SLAVERY. (In the Journal of the American Baptist Anti-Slavery Convention, Vol. 1, No. 3).

      Worcester, MA: Executive Committee of the Convention, July 1841.. July 1841.. Fair. - Octavo, completely disbound. Mild ex-library with several ink numerals & the remains of a stamp on the first page. There is a hole & a tear on the first page with the resulting loss of a few words on its verso. The loss is to part of the introductory matter. There is no loss to the text of the debate. Pages [73]-180. The pages are toned & lightly foxed. Good working copy. <p>Justin A. Smith in "Memoir of Rev. Nathaniel Colver, D.D: with lectures, plans of sermons, etc". [Boston: Foxcroft, Jr., 1875] provides some background for this debate: "In the ministry and in the churches, that view of human slavery which chiefly commanded attention, was that which regarded it in the light of Scripture. Does the Bible sanction slavery? Are the references to this subject, whether in the Old Testament or the New, such as to suggest that the relationship of master and slave has a divine recognition and a divine approval, either express or implied? With this question was associated another: What is the moral character of that act in which one human being holds another in slavery, claims him as property, buys him, sells him, uses his labor without requital, and as a protection to himself in seeking to perpetuate that relation, shuts from the slave's mind, wholly or partially, the light of knowledge? Many were prepared to admit the evil of slavery --its mischievous tendencies, in every way--who would not acknowledge it to be a sin....One of [the] notable occasions on which the discussion of these subjects assumed a form specially characteristic and significant, was that of a session of the American Baptist Antislavery Society, held in Tremont Chapel, Boston, May 26-28, 1841."<p>Nathaniel Colver proposed the resolution on which the discussion was based: "Resolved. That the system of American slavery, in its essential principles, has no analogy in the servitude tolerated in the Bible; but that, in its origin and continuance, its is defined in the law of man-stealing, and, with whatever mitigating circumstances it may be attended, it is a sin against God." The President of the Convention, Rev. Elon Galusha, was in the Chair. Among those present was Colver's chief opponent, Rev. Jonathan Davis, the pro-slavery pastor of Bethel Baptist Church, Georgia.<p>The eloquence and acuity of the debate may be judged from the following extracts. Colver quoted from Exodus, xxi, 16: "And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death." "The case stands thus," he argued, "God is the legitimate owner of every man. God has constituted every man the guardian of himself, as a moral being, subject to his laws, with guardian responsibilities as deathless as his being. As a guardian over himself, it is not among his functions to relinquish his charge to the absolute will of another. Whoever, therefore, takes him from himself and subjects him to the will of another,steals him from the guardian with whom God has entrusted him, and he that does that, steals him from God, and, need I add, involves himself in the sin specified in the law under consideration. This, then, Sir, is the sin of man-stealing; and this, Sir, is precisely the work of American slavery.<p>Mr. Davis replied at length, maintaining the view held by Southern Christians that the relation as it existed amongst them did not differ radically from the relation of master and servant as sanctioned in the Bible, and claiming that those then holding slaves, having received them by inheritance, with all the responsibilities attached, should not be made accountable for the circumstances under which the black man was first brought to American shores. In reply, Colver referred to the law in Leviticus XXV, 46: "First, that law made no distinction of color. The slave law is predicated upon color. Now, if that law ordained slavery, and the brother will have it for his warrant, let him take it as it is. Let the whites, as well as the blacks, come in for a share of its kind provisions. If you are warranted by that law to buy, hold and sell black slaves, you have in it an equal warrant to treat whites in the same manner. I put it to the Brother if, according to his interpretation of that law, he would not be warranted to buy and hold as slaves any foreign white persons who might be brought to the shores of Georgia by a pirate vessel which had captured them? By what Jesuitism is that law by Southern application restricted to colored men?<p>At a later point in the debate Davis said:"Elder Colver has said that he will relieve me of my troubles about his property so that I may not continue in my guilt. Now I ask Elder Colver if, in addition to that, he will pay me for my slaves, and provide for them. I ask him if he will take them away to New England and raise them from their condition of slavery, and carry out this matter as he should." Colver replied: "I will answer the brother's inquiry by saying that I will relieve him of all his slaves if he will pay them back their hard-earned wages." Davis answered: "I admire the shrewdness of the reply; but honesty requires that I should be paid the full price for having kept them so long. Perhaps, after all, this keeping is not so profitable as is supposed. If you take them, you must take them as they are." "I will take them on those terms," said Mr. Colver, "If you will deduct the extravagant expenses you have obliged them to meet while supporting you and themselves."<p>Countering an objection that if blacks were emancipated, the two races could not live together, Colver said: "Sir, I am reminded of an anecdote which presents the justice of the matter. A man had two horses, a grey one and a black one. His son said, 'Father, the grey horse kicks the black one and won't stand peaceably with him in the stable. Shall I turn Black out?' 'No' said the old man, 'if Grey won't let Black alone, turn Grey out into the storm;' and justice says, amen." Colver also used Santa Domingo as an example, showing that "under all and any circumstances, Emancipation is safe" [i.e. the slaves would not turn on their masters].<p>Nathaniel Colver [1794-1870] was a United States Baptist clergyman. In 1839 he was called to Boston where he cooperated in organizing the church later known as Tremont Temple. His ministry was remarkable for its bold, uncompromising and effective warfare upon slavery and intemperance, as well as for its directly spiritual results. Colver was Chairman of the Executive Committee of the American Baptist Antislavery Convention. The American Baptist Antislavery Convention was formed in April 1840 in New York City. In addition to organizing this 1841 debate, the Convention opened correspondence with their brethren in the South and published the letters in a bi-monthly periodical, "Baptist Antislavery Correspondent."<p>Rare. WorldCat locates 10 copies.

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        Großer goldener Himmel-Schlüssel, oder sehr kräftiges, nützliches und trostreiches Gebetbuch zur Erlösung der lieben Seelen des Fegfeuers. Zum besonderen Gebrauche des andächtigen Weibergeschlechts in diesem Druck Mit über Text-Illlustrationen und 9 Kunst

      Gebr.Carl und Nikolaus Benzinger Einsiedeln 1841 - 646 Seiten. Ledereinband mit Goldschnitt. sehr sehr starke gebrauchsspuren,einband an den kanten bestoßen, beschädigt, goldschnitt kaum noch vorhanden, seiten stark gebrauchsspurig, teils fleckig, fingerspurig,etwas knickspurig, "in zweien kapiteln das fegefeuer erkläret, im dritten kapital aber eine sehr nüztliche unterrichtung mit was für einer meynung man bethen und seine werke verrichten soll, gegeben wird, darnach aber in sechszehn theilen allerhand tatkräftige morgen - und abendgebethe, meß und wesper gebete, beicht und kommunionsgebete, wie auch zum hochwürdigsten sakrament und der heil. dreyfaltigkeit, zu ehren christo und seinen bittern leiden, zur mutter gottes und den heiligen, an allen hohen festen und besonderen tagen, in gemeinen und besonderen nöten für geist- und weltliche jungfrauen , für schwangere und gebärende weiber, kranke und sterbende personen und dann letztlich für die armen seelen des fegefeuern enthalten sind.zum besonderen gebrauch des andächtigen weibergeschlechts durch martin von cochem capu.ord.nicht ohne ursache gibt euch vielgeliebte schwestern in christo jesu , die hilige katholische kirche den herrlichen ehrentitel, daß sie euch in den göttlichen tageszeiten öffentlich nennt und bekennt, zu sehn daß andächtige weibergeschlecht, dann ihr diesen lobreichen ruhmtitel vielfältig verdient, und euch dessen wohl würdig macht, dieweil es ja die tägliche erfahrung mit sich bringt, daß die natur die tugend in euch pflanzt, und euch reichlich mit der andacht , barmherzigkeit, mitleiden und bethseligkeit begabet. .gebether. morgensmeyhnung einer klosterfrau, opferung eienr kleinigkeit für alle lebenden personen, morgengeth einer ehefrau, an einem fasttag, an einem sonntag oder pfingstag, abendgebeth, gebeth unter ausheilung der kommunion, verehrung des heil, blutes am neujahrstag, weihung der kerzen am lichtmeßtag, procession am lichtmeßtag, sakrament zur anbetung am grünen donnerstag, am charfreitag, zum besuchen der gräber, kirchweihung, kichenparton, hochzeitstag, vermählung, jahreskalender, namenskalender."Auszüge aus dem Buch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Petersburg in Bildern und Skizzen … Erster [Zweiter] Theil

      Dresden und Leipzig: Arnold, 1841. First edition. Lithographic title in each volume, folding plan of St. Petersburg. xii, 324; viii, 392 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Original green printed wrappers, ads on back wrappers; uncut and unpressed. Wrappers toned, losses to spine with old repairs, some marginal chipping. Internally clean. About very good. First edition. Lithographic title in each volume, folding plan of St. Petersburg. xii, 324; viii, 392 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. With a Plan of St. Petersburg. The standard guide to mid-century St. Petersburg, with chapters on the palaces, markets, street life, ice-sleds, the Hermitage, and the notable collections of the city, including a descriptive tour of libraries and archives.

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        La Physiognomonie ou l'art de connaître les hommes d'après les traits de leur physionomie, leurs rapports avec les divers animaux, leurs penchants, etc

      1841 - deux volumes de I. (6), XVI, Paris, Librairie française et étrangère, 1841, in-4, deux volumes de I. (6), XVI, 286pp, et de II. 120 planches, demi-basane aubergine de l'époque, dos lisse orné de fers romantiques dorés, Première édition de la traduction d'Henri Bacharach. La première édition française fut publiée en 1797. Le texte de Lavater est précédé d'une notice sur sa vie de François Fertiault. Pour Lavater, l'homme est triplement vivant d'une vie animale, d'une vie intellectuelle et d'une vie morale, ainsi il est en lui-même "le spectacle le plus digne d'être vu". Mais son observation ne peut être mené que sur son corps : "ce qui rend l'homme visible au dehors, c'est son indissoluble alliance avec le corps qu'il habite". Alors, sa "triple vie ne devient un objet d'étude et de recherches que par cette seule raison qu'elle se révèle dans le corps, et que les facultés humaines sont de nature à être vues, senties, matériellement constatées". Ces postulats scientifiques constituent une mise en application du sensualisme des Lumières, une réalisation médicale, quelque peu excessive, des théories philosophiques héritées de Locke. Portrait de Lavater et 119 planches. Ces planches, gravées sur acier, offrent plus de 700 portraits, silhouettes ou têtes d'animaux qui ont permis à Lavater d'illustrer les théories dont on sait l'influence qu'elles ont eu sur des écrivains comme Balzac. Nombreuses rousseurs [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Old Curiosity Shop. A Tale. Complete in One Volume

      Chapman and Hall, London 1841 - First Separate Edition. Illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot K. Browne. Large 8vo. "The Old Curiosity Shop" first appeared in the weekly numbers of "Master Humphrey's Clock," as numbers 4-45. This separate edition was issued from the unsold sheets, without the preliminary matter, with the woodcut illustrations, as opposed to the etchings previously used in Dickens's other works. Catalogue of an Exhibition of the Works of Charles Dickens (Grolier Club, 1913), p. 70; Smith 6A Modern full green crushed morocco gilt, upper cover centered with gilt monogram "CD", lower cover centered with gilt facsimile signature of Dickens, a.e.g., marbled endpapers. Fine Illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot K. Browne. Large 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Book of Common Prayer & Administration of the Sacraments & Other Rites & Ceremonies of the Church of England & Ireland: with the Psalter or Psalms of David & the Form & Manner of Making, Ordaining & Consecrating of Bishops, Priests & Deacons

      Oxford: Printed at The University Press by John Collingwood & Co 1841 4to unpaginated - VG+ to Near Fine copy of the large 4to edition, bound in original full burgundy leather, with intricate gilt tooling to front & rear covers & spine, raised bands, all edges gilt. There is slight rubbing to the covers, and the edges are scuffed, otherwise the binding is in excellent condition. The bookplate of Edgar & Helen Corrie, dated 27th Nov. 1843, is affixed to the front pastedown, and is very attractive in its own right, having hand-stamped gilt lettering & intricate gilt border on a pur ple background. Internally, apart from some very mild foxing to the prelims, the book is Very Fine throughout, printed in large letter double-column, and appears to be completely unread, with the look and lustre of a brand new book. Obviously, this book has been lovingly cared for by its previous owners throughout the past 150 years, and it is now looking for a new loving home. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ueber Die Durchschneidung der Sehnen und Muskeln

      Albert Förstner, Berlin 1841 - 316pp, + plates. 20 lithographed plates. Text in German. G : in Good condition. Rebound. Some browning and age toning. Small damp stain to fore margin of most plates with no impact on illustrations [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Untersuchungen über die Gletscher.

      Solothurn, Jent & Gassmann, 1841 (text) & Neuchâtel, H. Nicolet, 1840 (atlas). 2 volumes. 8vo (text, 216 x 142mm) & folio (atlas, 500 x 335mm). pp. xxii, 326, (1), with 18 lithographed plates by Joseph Bettannier and 14 lithographed slightly smaller outline key plates. Contemporary half cloth, gilt lettering on spine (text) and original printed yellow wrappers, with large illustration (atlas). First German edition. The first French edition was published almost simultaneously 'Die deutsche Bearbeitung dieses gleichzeitig französisch erschienen Werkes verdank ich meinem Freunde Dr. Carl Vogt' (from the introduction). "Great work of the 'founder of glacial geology'" (Horblit, 'One hundred books famous in science', 1). Louis Agassiz 1807-1873 who was to become the foremost of the early proponents of the idea of a recent ice age, was born into a family of a Swiss Calvinist minister. He attended courses at several universities, graduating as a doctor of philosophy at Erlangen and as a doctor of medicine at Munich. "Agassiz then took a new interest: superficial deposits and landscape features of Switzerland and Germany that were attracting attention as being possibly related to a previous much wider extent of the alpine glaciers. This activety culminated in 1840 in his 'Études sur les glaciers', in which he was able to show that Switzerland had recently been covered by a vast ice cap, and from which meltwater carried far and wide great spreads of sand, gravel, and huge erratic boulder. The thesis brought the author to the immediate notice of European and American geologists" (Hancock & Skinner, 'The Oxford Companion to the Earth', p. 8). The German edition seems to be much rarer than the French one.//PMM 309 (French edition); Norman 17 (French edition); Sparrow, 'Milestones of Science', 2 (German edition); Horblit 1 (French edition).

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        The Old Curiosity Shop, And Other Tales: Master Humphrey's Clock

      Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1841. "With Numerous Illustrations by Cattermole and Browne" and, on the second title page (Master Humphrey's Clock): "With Ninetyone Illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne". Tall 8vo. vi,9-362pp. Contemporary half leather. Spine title and rules in gilt with blind stamping; marbled paper boards. The first issue, without mention of Sibson as illustrator, and with the second title page (MHC). Hinge neatly mended; general light rubbing; early ownership name on title; else a very good copy. Carr, B153(1), which notes that this issue is made up of monthly parts. Very good.

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        Family Records; or the Two Sisters. Rare first edition in two volumes.

      Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1841 - First edition, 2 vols, crown 8vo (7½ x 4½), pp. (2), (3)-206; (2), (3)-218. Original tan lined backed drab boards. Printed paper lettering pieces. Very good+ copy with some natural wear especially to the paper lettering pieces, corners bumped. Sheets age toned with some foxing & stains. This work is listed in error in the 1941 edition of CBEL as 3 vols, 1841 & without a publisher specified. H7011 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Horse Racing of Sioux Indians near Fort Pierre

      1841. First Edition . BODMER, Karl. Horse Racing of Sioux Indians near Fort Pierre. Paris: Arthus Bertrand (Imprimé de Bougeard), [1841]. Original hand-colored engraving, plate impression measures 9 by 12-1/2 inches; window matted, entire piece measures 23 by 20 inches. $1500.Original hand-colored Plate XXX, first state, one of the 33 “vignette” plates from Karl BodmerÂ’s magnificent picture atlas produced for Maximilian Wied-NeuwiedÂ’s Travels in the Interior of North America (1839-43).MaximilianÂ’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 plates (48 folios and 33 “vignettes”) after paintings by Karl Bodmer was issued in Paris, and accompanied all three of these editions. This Atlas is now regarded as one of the most comprehensive and memorable visual surveys of the western territories ever produced. Unlike some other painters of the American West, Bodmer tried not to romanticize his subjects, but show them as they really were. “BodmerÂ’s watercolors are perhaps the most accurate works of art ever made of American Indians during the 19th century. His attention in detail to beadwork, personal symbols, clothing, accoutrements, and facial expression make these portraits precious documents of a lost world” (Robert Moore). In 1833-34 MaximilianÂ’s party embarked on the most important part of their travels-they proceeded up the treacherous Missouri River along the line of forts established by the American Fur Company, in the CompanyÂ’s Yellowstone, the first steamer to ascend the Missouri as far as Fort Pierre. There they made contact with the Sioux Tribe, learning and recording their little known ceremonial dances, their powerful pride and dignity, and their recreations, including horse racing as depicted in this superb hand-colored engraving, with Fort Pierre in the background. Maximilian recorded in his journal: “In the daytime the Indians were often seen galloping their horses, mostly riding on their bare backs: sometimes they ran races, as Mr. Bodmer has represented.” “With the name of the artist-‘C. Bodmer Direct.Â’-stamped in blind on each of the plates, this work is the most beautiful, faithful and vivid ever produced depicting western plains and Indians” (Howes M443a). This is one of the 33 beautiful vignettes, number XXX (with the requisite three separate imprint statements, captions in German, French, and English, and the embossed stamp). First state, without date in imprint statement. Ruud, 315. See Howes M443a; Wagner-Camp 76; Streeter III:1809. Lightly soiled. A very desirable and rare Bodmer, in extremely good condition.

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        Ashantee And The Gold Coast: Being A Sketch Of The History, Social State, And Superstitions Of The Inhabitants Of Those Countries: With A Notice Of The State And Prospects Of Christianity Among Them

      John Mason [Sold By], London 1841 - Appendix of Description of a Slave War & Vocabulary of the Fanti Language to rear. Book - in Good green boards with blind stamped decoration and gilt lettering to the spine - Book spine ends have been strengthened internally otherwise boards a little rubbed to the extreme corners and slight sunning to the spine although the gilt lettering is still bright and distinct . Contents, text block has been re-cased with new webbing and lemon endpapers similar in colour to originals, light offset browning from folded map page facing and to outer margin of first page of text, slight browning to the map SEE SCAN otherwise clean, bright and tightly bound. An attractive copy of this interesting history of what we now know as Ghana Size: 7.75 inches tall by 4.5 inches. xix, 376 pages with an appendix to rear. Fold out map of Western Africa after the content pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 201-750 grams. Category: Travel & Places; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 9001. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Journal of Tour in the Holy Land, in May and June, 1840

      Harrison & Co., London 1841 - Brown leather with floral gilt decoration to ribbed spine, gilt title to chocolate title lavel, blind tooling borders to leather to boards; marbled paper to boards. Illustrated with lithographs. Some wear to leather along edges and along spine (somewhat disguised by ornate gilt stamping). Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Historische Karte der Grafschaften Oldenburg und Delmenhorst auch Karte der Wesermündungen ums Jahr 1511 - Nach Angaben von O. Lasius und Anderen entworfen und gestochen von W. Niebour 1841':.

      - Altkolorierte Lithographie v. W. Niebour n. O. Lasius, dat. 1841, 56,5 x 41,5 Zeigt die Grafschaften Oldenburg und Delmenhorst mit dem Gebiet zwischen Cloppenburg, Delmenhorst und Mündung der Weser und Jade in die Nordsee. - Am rechten Rand Stadtplan von Oldenburg mit den Befestigungsanlagen. - Am linken Rand Stadtplan von Jever. Unten links Erklärungen. Oben rechts Titelkartusche.

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        A History of British Fishes

      London: John Van Voorst, 1841. Second edition. With 500 wood-engravings. xlviii,[i], 464; 628 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Bound in full tan contemporary calf, gilt spines and green and blue gilt title labels, gilt unicorn the crest of the Perkins family on the upper covers, all edges gilt, by Webb of Liverpool. Bookplate of Hugh Perkins. Very handsome. Second edition. With 500 wood-engravings. xlviii,[i], 464; 628 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Westwood & Satchell pp. 243-4 "Indispensable"

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        INDIA &#150; BENGAL &#150; BAY OF BENGAL, APPROACHES TO THE HOOGHLY RIVER: A Survey of the Sands and Channels forming the Entrance into The River Hoogly; including Balasore Roads, and Bank of Soundings off Point Palmiras, by Captn. Richd. Lloyd, I.N. Offg. Marine Surveyor General, 1841.

      [Calcutta, ]. 1841 - Lithograph (Very Good, some minor old stains and light creasing, tiny loss to blank margin at foot of centrefold), 65 x 77.5 cm (25.5 x 30.5 inches). Extremely rare &#150; the only known example of an early Calcutta-published edition of a sea chart the approaches to the River Hooghly, in the northern end of Bay of Bengal, from the recent advanced surveys of Captain Richard Lloyd, the Marine Surveyor General of India. This is an extremely rare early India-published edition of a highly important sea chart, depicting the waters of the northern end of the Bay of Bengal, upon the approaches to the Hooghly River, being the way towards Calcutta, the capital of British India. The chart showcases the results of a series of extremely exhaustive scientific surveys, with the coasts delineated by trigonometric methods, while the floor of the Bay of Bengal is charted based on extensive tracked bathymetric soundings. The mouth of the Hooghly is marked by the &#145;Cowcolly Light House&#146;, while numerous other navigational aids, such as buoys and &#145;Floating Lights&#146; are marked, along with onshore visual aids, such as the &#145;Sauger Tripod&#146;. The present chart represents the first time that this crucial stretch of sea had been scientifically charted in a comprehensive fashion, being a great leap forward from the last major surveys of these waters, conducted in the 1760s by Bartholomew Plaisted and John Ritchie. The surveys depicted here were conducted in the mid-1830s by Captain Richard Lloyd, of the (British) Indian Navy, and his associates. All sea charts printed in India during the second quarter of the 19th Century are extremely rare, and a comprehensive study of the field has yet to be undertaken. As such many mysteries abound as to the circumstances of the production of many charts, and numerous editions, such as the present offering, are known in only a single example. Indeed, the present chart is somewhat enigmatic. It does not bear an imprint, but due to the beautiful, rustic style of the lithography and the type of paper used, was obviously printed in India, almost certainly in Calcutta, then by far the preeminent map publishing centre of the Subcontinent. This chart is nearly identical, in both content and style, to an extremely rare edition of the chart lithographed in 1841 in Calcutta by T. Black of the Asiatic Lithography Company. However the present chart was clearly printed from a different stone. While a matter of speculation, the present edition may be the first issue of the chart, quickly and privately lithographed for the Marine Survey of India, in Calcutta, in advance of the Black/Asiatic Lithography edition. Subsequently, another edition of the chart was published in London, in 1842, by the firm of J. Walker, which while identical in content and design to the Calcutta editions, is lithographed in a markedly different fashion. Various London editions followed over the coming years, as the Lloyd chart remained the base chart of these waters for decades. Captain Richard Lloyd (1798 - 1877) was major figure in the scientific maritime cartography of Eastern India, Bangladesh and Burma. Born in Chichester, England, he joined the Indian Navy as a surveyor in 1823. He benefitted greatly from the patronage of Captain Daniel Ross, the Marine Surveyor General of India, eventually marrying his daughter, Maria. He succeeded Ross as Marine Surveyor General in 1833. Over the coming years, Lloyd conduced the first scientific surveys of the entire northern part of the Bay of Bengal and the coast of Burma, the latter having been recently conquered by Britain during the First Anglo-Burmese War (1824-6). However, in 1840, Lloyd and many of his fellow surveyors, resigned their commissions en masse to protest the severe cuts in the survey&#146;s budget that were foolishly authorized by the East India Company directorate. Lloyd then returned to London where he enjoyed a long and successful career as a merchant, specializing in the India trade. The present chart is ex

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        The Life and Times of Dick Whittington: An Historical Romance.

      London: Hugh Cunningham, 1841. First Edition. Octavo. Bound in original publishers cloth, rebacked; boards decorated with blind panelling, with gilt titles, and gilt portrait of Whittington and cat to spine; all edges uncut. With 22 illustrations.Binding is rubbed, gilt to spine somewhat faded. Text is clean, but illustrations show a little tanning and spotting. A first edition of a fascinating rendering of Richard Whittington's colourful life and career, from infancy to the grave.

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      - Magen et Comon, Paris 1841, 13,5x22cm, relié. - Edizione molto ricercato (vedi Clouzot). Binding metà marocco angoli russo blu-grigio, liscio leggermente indietro diluiti, data la coda d'oro carta marmorizzata piatti, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, copertine e dorsi ristrutturato ha conservato, testa dorata, elegante pastiche vincolante firmato d Alix. Alcuni foxing. Rare. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale très recherchée (cf Clouzot). Reliure en demi maroquin de Russie bleu-gris à coins, dos lisse légèrement éclairci, date dorée en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos restaurés conservés, tête dorée, élégante reliure pastiche signée d'Alix. Quelques rousseurs. Rare.

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      Poughkeepsie, 1841. 197pp. Contemporary calf, spine gilt, leather label. Light wear to boards, corners rubbed. Contemporary lending library label on front pastedown. Small tear to foredge of titlepage, not affecting text; titlepage lightly dampstained. Light soiling and dampstaining throughout, still very good. Farnham's earliest work, reprinted many times. An excellent account of the first migration of settlers overland to Oregon. "Thomas Jefferson Farnham, a high- spirited young man, caught the Oregon 'fever' in its most potent form as the result of hearing Jason Lee lecture in his home town. This is the first and most interesting of his several books on the West. It has the freshness of the viewpoint of a young man entranced with early Oregon and its possibilities. It is the best account of the first overland-to-Oregon migration of settlers" - Jones. WAGNER-CAMP 85:1. TWENEY 89, 20. GRAFF 1294. FIELD 526. JONES 1044. COWAN, p.83. STREETER SALE 3349. HOWES F50, "b." SMITH 2999.

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        La peste di Milano del 1630. Libri cinque cavati dagli annali della città e scritti per ordine dei LX decurioni dal canonico della Scala Giuseppe Ripamonti, istoriografo milanese, volgarizzati per la prima volta dall'originale latino da Francesco Cusani, con introduzione e note

      Milano: Tipografia e Libreria Pirotta e C., 1841. First Edition. Hardcover. First edition in Italian. Five books in one. xxxv, 362pp. Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, spine lettered and decorated in gold. Head-pieces and initials. Originally published in Latin in 1840, the text documented the Great Plague of Milan, which almost halved the population of the city and cost the lives of tens of thousands more people in Northern Italy. Alessandro Manzoni used this account to describe in detail the effects of the plague in his masterpiece, The Betrothed. Light wear to extremities, some scattered foxing throughout, old faint dampstain affecting the lower part of the text block. A very good copy. In the Italian language. Graesse VI.129.; Quarto.

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        \"Carolinenplatz\". Reizend staffagierte Ansicht mit Blick in die Briennerstraße.

       Altkolorierte Lithographie mit Tonplatte von A.E. Kirchner, 1841, 27 x 38 cm. Maillinger II,204,20; Pfister II,281,3; Lentner 1176,3; nicht bei Slg. Proebst. - \"Sehr seltene Folge von hervorragend schönen Blättern, die z.T. sehr hoch bezahlt werden\" (Lentner). - Sehr feines Kolorit. Breitrandig und gut erhalten. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Oberbayern

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        Il perfetto leggendario ovvero vite de Santi per ciascun giorno dell'anno, ornate ed arricchite di altrettante tavole all'acquarella. Prima edizione premiata.

      Tip. della Minerva, 1841. 8 tomi su 4 voll., in 8°, m. pelle. , cc.nn. 9 di catalogo dei primi associati + pp. 238 + 4 cc.nn. sul 27 gennaio (gennaio) + pp. 192 (febbraio) + 260 (marzo) + 256 (aprile) + 258 (maggip) + 286 (giugno) + 220 (novembre) + 265 + 8 di indice (dicembre). I voll. sono arricchiti da 242 inc. (risulta mancante l'inc. del 31 dicembre) all'acquatinta color seppia, tutte animate, disegnatore Bigioli, scultore Wenzel. Disp. dei soli mesi sopra descritti. Prima edizione premiata.

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        Piazza del Vescovato All'Egregio Signor Andrea Trento I. R. Consigliere effettivo di Governo e Delegato Regio per la Provincia del Friuli.

      Udine 1841 - Rara veduta della Piazza del Vescovato di Udine dedicata all'Egr. Signor Andrea Trento di cui al centro della dedicata sono riportate le iniziali incorniciate da due rametti di lauro. Il punto di vista scelto per la raffigurazione della piazza presenta un'angolazione del tutto nuova rispetto a tutta la vedutistica precedente. L'incisione è inserita nell' opera "Album Pittorico del Friuli." di cui nessuna raccolta pubblica conserva l'album completo. Riferimenti: Rizzi, "Udine piante e vedute", p.136 n° 50 mm 296x416

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        Qu'est-ce que la propriété? ou recherches sur le principe du droit et du gouvernement

      - Librairie de Prévot, Paris 1841, 10,5x17,5cm, relié. - Edizione dopo poco più di due mesi nella edizione originale. Legatura in piena tessuto blu, spina dorsale piatta, blu navy pecora parte del titolo, guardie e contreplats carta per la nave, le coperture conservati, modesto vincolante. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Deuxième édition originale enrichie d'une préface nouvelle de 20 pages.  Reliure en demi chagrin rouge, dos lisse d'arabesques dorées, plats de cartonnage rouge, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, modeste reliure. Rousseurs éparses, une trace d'étiquette encollée en tête d'une garde. Rare.  

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        Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians

      1841. WILKINSON, John Gardner. Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians. WITH: A Second Series of the Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians. London: John Murray, 1842, 1841. Together, six volumes. Octavo, publisherÂ’s pictorial brown cloth gilt rebacked with original spines laid down. $1850.Mixed first and second editions (second edition of the first series and first edition of the second) of these significant studies by “the founder of British Egyptology,” generously illustrated with 94 plates—some folding, some in color—and numerous in-text woodcuts.Explorer and Egyptologist John Gardner Wilkinson stirred remarkable interest by presenting his studies of ancient Egypt in the form of practical guides for the well-educated but non-specialist traveler to the region. Manners and Customs is his landmark work and a standard source on the subject. “Wilkinson is regarded as the founder of British Egyptology, being a pioneer in the decipherment of hieroglyphs, the first to recognize several royal names, and first to make detailed surveys of all the major sites in Egypt, single-handedly, and to make a complete plan of Thebes. His contribution was enormous” (Clayton, The Rediscovery of Ancient Egypt, 46). Illustrated with numerous vignettes and 17 plates (five chromolithographs, three folding), and with the supplementary volume of 77 plates (two chromolithographs, 14 folding). The first series was first published 1837. BooksellerÂ’s and bookbindersÂ’ small tickets. Armorial bookplates. Pencil owner signatures and occasional marginalia.Restoration to joints and spine ends. Horizontal split across spine of Volume I. An extremely good copy.

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        Ashantee And The Gold Coast: Being A Sketch Of The History, Social State, And Superstitions Of The Inhabitants Of Those Countries: With A Notice Of The State And Prospects Of Christianity Among Them

      John Mason [Sold By], London, 1841. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Appendix of Description of a Slave War & Vocabulary of the Fanti Language to rear. Book - in Good green boards with blind stamped decoration and gilt lettering to the spine - Book spine ends have been strengthened internally otherwise boards a little rubbed to the extreme corners and slight sunning to the spine although the gilt lettering is still bright and distinct . Contents, text block has been re-cased with new webbing and lemon endpapers similar in colour to originals, light offset browning from folded map page facing and to outer margin of first page of text, slight browning to the map SEE SCAN otherwise clean, bright and tightly bound. An attractive copy of this interesting history of what we now know as Ghana Size: 7.75 inches tall by 4.5 inches. xix, 376 pages with an appendix to rear. Fold out map of Western Africa after the content pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 201-750 grams. Category: Travel & Places; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 9001..

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      TIPOGRAFIA E LIBRERIA BONIARDI-POGLIANI, 1841. 2 Voll. In-8 (cm 23,5 x 15,5), pp. 802-2 (errata) - 998-2 (errata) , legatura mz tela con titoli in oro al dorso. Due tavole ripiegate fuori testo, la prima chiamata "Tavola della filosofia del diritto", la seconda "De' beni considerati come oggetti de' diritti.". Entrambi i volumi contenfono indice generale, indice degli autori, indice dei luoghi della scrittura, errata. Prima rara edizione di questa importante opera. Dorsi un po' scolotiri. Primo volume con qualche piccola ingiallitura al frontespizio e poche pagine successive, piccolo arrossamento alle pagine 216-217-218-219, 344 e 345, ingiallitura ai tagli e millimetricamente al margine di qualche pagina. Secondo volume con lieve ingiallitura del frontespizio e poche pagine successvie, arrossamento in una piccola porzione delle pagine 68-69-70, 146-147-148-149, 380-381, ingiallitura ai tagli e millimetricamente al margine di qualche pagina. Entrambi i volumi ottimamente conservati. Italiano

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      - 1841 de Mellado, Madrid 2ª edic. Ilustrada con notas y grabados publicada por D. Basilio Sebastian Castellanos, D. Vicente Castello y D. Antonio Rotondo. 444, 388, 400, 411 pg. Tomo 5, POESIAS ESCOJIDAS, bajo la dirección de José Pîquer y D. Vicente Castelló. 374 pg. 20x15 cm. Enc. plena piel época. Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web. (literatura castellana, literatura española) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Viaje Pintoresco Alrededor del Mundo, á las Dos Américas, Asia y África

      J. Oliveres 1841 - 1841-1843. 6 tomos en holandesa piel en buen estado. Resumen general de los viajes y descubirmientos de Magallanes, Tasman, Dampier, Anson, Byron, Wallis, Carteret, Bougainville, Cook, Lapérouse, Nligh, Vancouver, D' Entrecastaux, Wilson, Baudin, Flinders, Krusenstern, Porter, Koltzebue, Freycinet, Bellinglcausen, Basil, Duperrey, Paulding, Beechey, Dumont D'Urbille, Lutke Dillon, Laplace, B. Morrell, etc.Formato 4º. 308 p. 101 láminas, 1 mapa; XVIII-342 p. 85 láminas; 382 p. 95 láminas, 3 mapas; 382 p. 95 láminas, 3 mapas; 190 p. 52 láminas, 180 p. 45 láminas.; 227 pág, 155 pág. 91 lámi, 2 mapas. Algunas láminas oscurecidas. Buen estado general de la obra. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Trattato di architettura civile e militare di Francesco di Giorgio Martini architetto senese del secolo XV ora per la prima volta pubblicato per cura del Cavaliere Cesare Saluzzo...

      Tipografia Chirio e Mina, 1841. 2 volumi in 4, cm 22 x 29, pp. XVI + 342; (4) + 356 con 1 tavola fuori testo incisa all'acquaforte all'antiporta del primo volume. Mezza pelle coeva con danni alla cerniera del piatto del primo volume e mancanza  della parte superiore del dorso dello stesso volume. Rara edizione completa nei 2 volumi seppure mancante dell'atlante (36 tavole). Diviso in 2 parti, la prima contiene la vita, catalogo de' codici e trattato di architettura civile e militare di Giorgio Francesco Martini. La seconda contiene 5 memorie storiche ad opera di Carlo Promis: Della vita e delle opere degl'italiani scrittori di artiglieria, architettura ...; Dello stato dell'artiglieria circa l'anno millecinquecento...; Dell'origine dei moderni baluardi; Delle origini delle moderne mine ITA

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        On the Heat Evolved by Metallic Conductors of Electricity and in the Cells of a Battery During Electrolysis" in The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science 19, 1841, pp. 260-277

      FIRST EDITION OF ONE OF "THE FUNDAMENTAL LAWS OF ELECTRICITY", THE DERIVATION OF JOULE'S LAW stating that "the heat which is evolved by the proper action of any voltaic current is proportional to the square of the intensity of that current, multiplied by the resistance to conduction which it experiences" (SparkMuseum, The Jenkins Collection). Joule's discovery of the heating effects of an electrical current, the universality of the conversion between electrical and thermal energy was a landmark in itself; it also led directly to the dramatically imkportant law of the conservation of all energy (a paper we also offer for sale). In this, the 1941 paper, Joule's derives the quantitative law of heat production by a voltaic current "from a brief series of measurements of the simplest description: he dipped a coiled portion of the circuit into a test tube filled with water and ascertained the slight changes of temperature of the water for varying current intensity and resistance. The critical step in these, as well as in all his further experiments, was the measurement of small temperature variations; Joule's success crucially depended on the use of the best available thermometers, sensitive to about a hundredth of a degree... During the next two years Joule made a systematic study of all the thermal effects accompanying the production and passage of the current in a voltaic circuit" (PMM, VII, 181). "The experiments were extended from metals to electrolytes (thus confirming that the same law applies to liquids) and to batteries in which electrolytic decomposition took place. In the latter case, Joule deduced that 'the total voltaic heat which is generated in any time is proportional to the number of atoms which are electrolyzed in each cell of the circuit' (Science in the Making, 1798-1850, Vol. 1, 1995, pp. 354-355). "These experiments contained the germs of Joule's second great discovery, the equivalence of heat and energy, which he fully developed later. But he had already made it clear that the energy set free in the battery is also proportional to the resistance of the circuit and to the square of the current" (DNB). CONDITION & DETAILS: (8.5 x 5.5 inches; 213 x 138mm). [vii], 608, [2]. Joule paper: pp. 260-277. In-text illustrations throughout (including the Joule paper). Ex-libris bearing only small stamps from the Gmelin-Institut on the front and verso of the title page; no spine marking whatsoever. Beautifully rebound in full speckled leather. Black morocco, gilt-lettered spine label. The binding is solid, tight, and pristine. The interior is bright and very clean throughout. Near fine condition.

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      [28, 2 ad's pages.] Illustrated with 24 hand-coloured wood-engravings of monarchs. Original pictorial cloth gilt. All edges gilt. First edition. Ownership inscriptions to front pastedown; front hinge cracked; else a very handsome copy.Mclean page 47.

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        Punch, or The London Charivari Complete Set Volumes 1 - 100 1841 - 1891 Bound in 25 Volumes

      London, The Office, Fleet Street, 1841 - 1891 1st editions. 25 volumes. Large hardbacks, size approx 11 x 9 inches (approx 3 inches thick.) Half bound in maroon morocco leather to spines and corners, with green pebbled cloth boards. Gilt lettering and numbering to spines, with gilt decorations, line detailing, and raised banding to spines. Marbled page edges and endpapers. In good conditions. Spines are a little faded with some rubbing to spine ends, a couple have chips to ends (1, 49, 57, 100). Rubbing to boards, edges and corners rubbed, cloth on boards are rubbed, soiling to leading edges boards (mostly to last 8 vols but also to vol.1.) Bookplates to front endpapers &#8220;Basil Edwin Richardson&#8221;, and name also stamped to top corner of title pages. Inner hinges with strong reinforced bindings. A couple of very small spots (mostly to title and contents pages) otherwise inside pages very clean and tight. A nice set. Volumes are profusely illustrated with b&amp;w plates and illustrations within text. Some issues have extra folding and double page plates, some toned.

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        Histoire et Tableau de l'Univers (4 Tomes - Complet)

      4 vol. in-8 cartonnage romantique richement orné, Gaume Frères, Paris, 1841, 484 ; 598 ; 540 ; xv-654 pp. Très rare exemplaire bien complet des 4 tomes. Julien-François Daniélo (1806-1886) fut un temps secrétaire de Chateaubriand, et "l'aida dans ses recherches sur l'Empire romain. Son nom est cité avec éloges dans la préface des Etudes Historiques" (Larousse, GDU, VI, 75). Dans ce travail impressionnant, une large place est faite aux systèmes philosophiques et théologiques de l'Orient. Dans sa préface au tome troisième, tout entier consacré aux pensées et philosophies de l'Inde, l'auteur indique : "Je regarde ce volume comme essentiel pour la connaissance des traditions, de la religion, de la littérature et de la philosophie des hindous. Je ne crains pas de dire que jusqu'ici nous n'avions encore rien d'aussi étendu, rien d'aussi authentique sur ce vaste sujet, dont l'importance et l'éclat s'en vont croissant de jour en jour. J'ai toujours puisé aux sources originales, et je crois candidement avoir fait un livre neuf, sinon pour la forme, du moins pour la matère ; je crois que l'Inde est tout un hémisphère de la pensée humaine, qui lui manquait jusqu'ici [...] ". Le dernier tome est très largement consacré à la Chine. Etat satisfaisant (tome 3 presque débroché, divers accrocs au fragile et beau cartonnage, rouss. et mouill. claires variables). Prix en l'état. L'ouvrage est souvent attribué à tort à l'Abbé Jean-Paul Danielo, député (1808-1857). Français

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