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         Enciclopedia del Negoziante o Gran Dizionario del Commercio dell'Industria del Banco e delle Manifatture. Contenente lo stato attuale del Commercio e dell'Industria di tutte le Nazioni e delle Principali città del Mondo; I prodotti naturali ed Industriali d'ogni Paese, Le qualità principali della Merci, le frodi che si commettono; I pesi misure Monete di tutti i paesi; I principali Banchi d'Europa; Gl'usi di ogni Piazza; Le Primarie Fiere; Le Tariffe Doganali di parecchi Stati... La Giurisprudenza e le Leggi; I Regolamenti riguardanti la Navigazione; Alle usanze del Banco del commercio; Alle Commissioni ed ai fallimenti. Opera del tutto nuova tratta da quanto relativamente al Commercio ed all'Industria è stato sino a questo momento pubblicato in Europa, e da nozioni attinte sui luoghi specialmente per ciò che riguarda l'Italia, compreso un indice alfabetico generale e ragionato compilata per cura di vari Negozianti e Industriosi Italiani .

      Venezia, co' Tipi dell'ed. Giuseppe Antonelli, 1839/1843. Einaudi, vol. I, 1739. Eccezionale esemplare ancora in  82 fascicoli in 4to di cm. 26,5 con le brossure originali. Litografia "Il Commercio" al primo fascicolo. Numerazione a colonne di 2828. Manca il fascicolo n. 4 ed alcune brossure posteriori. Axs

      [Bookseller: Libreria Bongiorno Paolo]
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         The Works of Lord Byron, Complete in Eight Volumes (Eight-Volume Set)

      E. L. Carey & A. Hart, Philadelphia 1839 - Small octavo; VG-/no-DJ; tan spine with gold text, six embossed bands, gold chalice illustration; boards are slightly brittle, outside hinges of front and rear covers of volumes one, six and seven are split, outside hinge of front cover of volume five is split, boards of each volume have moderate age discoloration and severe discoloration and sunning to spine, corners of each volume are bumped, rubbed and frayed, covers have moderate scuffing and staining, heads and tails of each spine have bumping and rubbing, top inch of spine of volume six is loose and hanging from binding, text and chalice illustration on each spine still intact and visible; textblocks of each volume have moderate foxing and age-toning, readability not affected, edges have moderate age-toning, foxing and staining, hinge of volume one is split at title page, binding visible, volume two has light water damage and staining which is visible from front free-end paper to page 65, pages 15-22 of volume six are detached from binding and torn along margins, section of pages is enclosed in proper order. SHELVED NEAR ROCKVILLE FRONT DESK. [Oversized book. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates]. Full-priced Rockville. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         voyage pittoresque en asie et en afrique

      furne 1839 - rare édition reliure demi cuir [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Die Gewißheit und Würde der Heilkunst. Für das nicht=ärztliche Publikum dargestellt.

      Wien, Carl Gerold 1839. - Erste Ausgabe. Hirsch/H. II,511; NDB V,106; Schönbauer S. 266; WG 6. Der österr. Arzt, Philosoph und Dichter F. (1806-1849) wurde u.a. wegen dieser Schrift zum Sekretär der Gesellschaft der Ärzte in Wien gewählt (vgl. NDB). Seine `Diätetik der Seele` wird zu Freud`s Vorläuferschriften gerechnet. 8°. X, 170 S., 1 Bl. (`Früher erschienene Schriften des Verfassers`). Älterer HLnBd. Titelbl. mit altem Bibl.-Stemp. u. hs. Signatur. Wie stets papierbedingt gebräunt u. leicht stockfl. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Histoire de la lithotritie, précédée de réflexions sur la dissolution des calculs urinaires

      Baillière, Paris 1839 - ____ Première édition, rare. Un des meilleurs spécialistes de son époque en urologie, Leroy d'Etiolles est l'inventeur d'un instrument, pour extraire ou briser les pierres dans la vessie en passant par l'urètre. Cette histoire est illustrée de 65 gravures dans le texte d'instruments de chirurgie. Rousseurs. *-------*. In-8. Collation : (4), L, (2), 168 pp. Demi-basane rouge, dos orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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         Das Daguerreotyp und das Diorama, oder genaue und authentische Beschreibung meines Verfahrens und meiner Apparate zu Fixirung der Bilder der Camera obscura und der von mir bei dem Diorama angewendeten Art und Weise der Malerei und der Beleuchtung.

      Stuttgart Metzler 1839 - (19 x 12,5 cm). 67 S. Mit 2 gefalteten lithographierten Tafeln. Broschur mit altem Material. Seltene Ausgabe einer der am besten ausgestatteten Übersetzungen dieses bedeutenden Werkes. Sie beginnt mit der Beschreibung der Abbildungen und des Verfahrens, geht dann auf die Arbeitsweise von Niépce und die Verbesserung durch Daguerre ein und schließt mit der Beschreibung des Dioramas. Im gleichen Jahr sind in anderen Verlagen acht weitere Übersetzungen herausgekommen, von denen die meisten inhaltlich sehr dürftig sind. - Stellenweise gering gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. Die ersten 5 Blätter mit kleinem Fleckenrand. Insgesamt gut erhaltenes Exemplar. - Heidtmann 3561; vgl. PMM 318 (frz. Originalausgabe) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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         Gesamtans., (Aufsicht), links die Elisabethkirche, rechts das Schloß.

      - Kupferstich v. Frommel & Winkles n. Stietz, dat. 1839, 31,8 x 44,7 Dekorative Ansicht von einer Anhöhe. Rechts - im Vordergrund - Studenten beim Pfeiferauchen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH]
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         Wang Keaou Lwan Pih Neen Chang Han or

      The Lasting Resentment of Miss Keaou Lwan Wang. A Chinese Tale: Founded on Fact. Translated from the Original by Sloth. First edition. One lithograph plate. 8vo. Bound in modern buckram, some wear, signed by the author on the title (some soiling). Library ticket 'St Xavier College, Soc. Jes.' pasted on dedication page. [viii], 66pp. Canton, Canton Press Office,

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         Histoire de la lithotritie, précédée de réflexions sur la dissolution des calculs urinaires.

      Paris Baillière 1839 - (20,5 x 13 cm). (2) L (2) 168 S. Mit 65 Abbildungen. Moderner Pappband im Stil der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe. - Leroy (1798-1860), einer der Erfinder der Lithotripsie, konstruierte ein "Lithoprione" genanntes Instrument, dass er später durch die von Ferri konstruierte dreiarmige Zange ersetzte. Für seine Erfindungen hat er 1826 und 1831 jeweils den Preis der Akademie der Wissenschaften erhalten. Die Abbildungen zeigen ausschließlich die verschiedenen Instrumente und ihre Details. - Stempel auf Titel. Stellenweise etwas stockfleckig, sonst gut erhalten. - Hirsch/H. III, 751 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         L'abbesse de Castro

      Dumont 1839 - - Dumont, Paris 1839, 14,5x22,5cm, relié. - Edition originale rare et recherchée selon Clouzot. Reliure à la bradel en plein cartonnage vert sapin, dos lisse orné de filets dorés, un léger accroc sans gravité sur la coiffe supérieure, reliure de l'époque signée en pied du dos de Bradel (un des nombreux descendant de l'inventeur de la technique de reliure éponyme). Une petite tache en pied d'une garde, une autre noire en pied de la première page de texte, un petit manque de papier comblé en pied de la page de titre. Agréable et rare exemplaire, lavé, mais non rogné. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Rare and sought after first edition according to Clouzot. Binding to the bradel full cardboard green fir, smooth back adorned with golden threads, a slight hitch without gravity on the upper cap, binding of the era signed at the foot of the back of Bradel (one of the many descendant of the inventor of the eponymous binding technique). A small spot at the foot of a guard, another black at the foot of the first page of text, a small lack of paper filled at the foot of the title page. Pleasant and rare copy, washed, but not trimmed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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         Compilation of the Public Acts of the Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida, Passed Prior to 1840

      Tallahassee: Samuel S. Sibley Printer, 1839. First Edition. Leather bound. Fair. Octavo. [2], 476 pages. 16 page index. Brown sheepskin leather binding with red leather title label on the spine. Leather is dry, rubbed and worn. Leather chipped head of the spine and edge worn on the corners. The right front flyleaf has been removed. The last two index pages are torn with about two-thirds loss. The rear end sheet is present. Moderate toning and scattered foxing to contents. Old 1851 pencil notes on the front paste down. Pencil name of John Newton written top of page 1. Index pages have some occasional old ink notes in the margins and text. Some light pencil notes on the rear paste down. A fair copy. Florida Territorial imprint. Scarce. Several copies held in institutions but no copies have come up for recent auctions (except the 1838 edition) and no copies currently for sale. Sabin 24850.

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         A Summer in Andalucia. (Volume 1)

      London: Richard Bentley, 1839. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Vol. 1 only (of 2-vol. set). xii, 405 p. 22 cm half-leather binding with marbled boards and gilt design on spine. Top spine label missing. Volume label present. Minor wear to edges, a few scuffs to covers. Contents of Vol. 1: Oporto, Lisbon; Lisbon, Cintra; Cadiz; Environs of Cadiz; Route to Seville; Seville; Route to Cordorba; Cordoba; Route to Baena; Route to Granada; Granada-The City.

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         A Physical and Geological Map of England and Wales By G.B. Greenough Esq. President of the Geological Society of London. At its Establishment and at subsequent periods: President of the Royal Geographical Society of London &c. First Edition No. 1st 1819. Second Edition Novr. 1st 1839. [together with]: Memoir of a Geological Map of England, to which is added, an Alphabetical Index to the Hills, and a List of the Hills Arranged according to counties. By George Bellas Greenough F.R.S.

      Published by the Geological Society, 1839, and 1840., London, - Greenough's riposte to Smith in the battle of the geological maps Large engraved map with fine contemporary hand colour, in four sections dissected and laid on linen, separate key dissected and mounted on linen, together with, 8vo., xi, 29pp., booklet, original brown paper wrappers, title to upper cover, all housed in original brown cloth slipcase, with manuscript label. Second edition of George Bellas Greenough's geological map of the United Kingdom, here with the rare Memoir (introduction) to accompany the map. First published in 1819, four years after, and in response to, William Smith's seminal map on the same subject, and a key milestone in the history geology. Greenough (1778-1855) was the first President of the Geological Society, and was later President of the Royal Geographical Society. The Geological Society was founded in 1807, but Smith never became a member, although his geological work that was the basis of the map was well underway by then. Greenough had actually been shown a copy of an early version of Smith's map by the surveyor John Farey in 1802, who later attacked Greenough in the press for his "unhandsome conduct" in the matter (Philosophical Magazine). There were probably two reasons for this: personally, Smith probably could not afford the membership fee; and professionally, he advocated a method of differentiating between strata using the fossils in each layer. This theory went against the prevailing scientific method of inductivist reasoning, and was viewed with suspicion by most of his contemporaries. Greenough and other Society members visited Smith to look at his collection of fossils and the progress of his stratigraphical map, and were unconvinced by Smith's method, his claims to have done the field work for the map himself, and probably unimpressed by his plain lodgings (Herries Davies). Greenough decided (as he claimed later) that Smith did not have the resources to complete the project and initiated the production of an official map on behalf of the Geological Society. Greenough's map, with the financial backing of the Society, benefited from expert draughtsmanship and engraving, which Smith could not afford. Unlike Smith, however, Greenough did not conduct field work himself. Instead, he relied on the work of other geologists, including Smith - both he and the Society are on the list of subscribers to Smith's map - creating much debate as to the extent to which his map is derived from Smith's. It is clear that Greenough's work drew on Smith's method of delineating strata, and he does not credit Smith at all for this. There are, however, several stylistic differences between the two: Greenough uses a scale of 6 miles to the inch rather than 5; retains the topography whereas Smith removes it; and uses flat areas of colour rather than the fading watercolour washes employed by Smith. Greenough's map, and its lack of fieldwork, was met with a scathing reception by some. The geologist Thomas Webster called it "so very defective and inaccurate that I was obliged to begin de novo" (Winchester). It sold, however, by virtue of being produced under the auspices of the Society and because it was cheaper than Smith's work, which has been suggested as a deliberate ploy on Greenough's part (Winchester). Greenough was forced to defend his actions later, arguing that the similarities between his and Smith's work came about because both works were correct. Eventually, the 1868 edition of Greenough's map credited Smith for the first time, but by then it was too late. Smith had died in 1839, heavily in debt. The present second edition has been greatly revised and updated by Greenough, and come here with the rare 'Memoir' (Introduction), in which Greenough sets out the various improvements to the maps design and the numerous sources on which he drew. One of the most striking differences is in the use of colour and pattern (something of a pet project of Greenough's) to represent different geological information, in

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         Sketches by Boz illustrative of Every-Day Life and Every-Day People

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1839, 1839. FIRST ONE VOLUME EDITION - FIRST ISSUE - FIRST IMPRESSION. 1 vol., 8-3/8" x 5-3/4", first impression with the publisher's address reading '186, Strand', with the half-title, illustrated with 40 plates by George Cruikshank. Bound in fine 1/2 green morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spine, all edges gilt, marbled pastedowns and endpapers, inner and outer hinges fine, head and foot of spine fine, internally clean and bright, all the plates are free of the usual heavy edge foxing and spotting, truly a VERY GOOD+ copy. The plate 'Public Dinners' (facing p.176) is drawn to include Dickens, Cruikshank, Chapman and Hall (see Eckel pp.13-14).

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         mr lamelasse

      aubert 1839 - rare édition de CHAM jamais réédité [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Handbuch für Maler und Dilettanten, Restaurateure alter Oelgemälde, Dekorations-, Fresko- & Zimmermaler etc. Frei bearbeitet nach dem Französischen ... 2 Bände (gebunden in einem).

      Stuttgart: Eduard Fischhaber, ohne Jahr (1839). hardcover. Sehr gut. .. mit den Erfahrungen geschickter deutscher, italienischer und englischer Künstler in diesen Fächern bereichert von H. C. Hebra. Neue Ausgabe. Mit kolor. lithogr. Frontispiz ("Chromatische Stufenleiter"). Kl.-8vo. (ca. 16 x 10 cm). Orig.-Leinen mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, Schwarz- bzw. Blindprägung auf den Deckeln und marmoriertem Schnitt, XXVI, 714 S. (durchgehend paginiert,1 n.n. Bl. (Titel von Band 2) nach S. 272). Vgl. Fromm 17425. - Komplettes Exemplar, trotz fehlerhafter Paginierung auf den Seiten 120-127 und 142. - Aus dem Besitz des Münchner Malerfürsten Franz von Lenbach, mit dessen handschriftlichem Besitzervermerk "Lenbach" auf dem Vorsatz. - Sehr gut erhaltenes, sauberes Exemplar, Einband kaum berieben, minimal fleckig. Vorsatzpapiere an den Gelenken teils gebrochen. Frontispiz und Titelblätter leicht gebräunt.

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         THE LIFE AND EXPLOITS OF DON QUIXOTE DE LA MANCHA: with the humorous conceits of his facetious squire, Sancho Panca. Abridged. New edition.

      London. A. K. Newman and Co.1839. 256 pages. With an engraved frontispiece, and 11 engraved plates. Later green buckram, lettered in gilt. 8vo. Some light soiling to upper board. Front inner hinge cracked; ownership inscription to recto of frontispiece; light offsetting to title-page; else a very good copy of a rare, abridged edition intended for a juvenile readership . COPAC records editions printed by Newman in 1837 and 1840, locating only a single copy in each instance (both of which are held by the BL). OCLC adds a single copy of this 1839 edition, at TAMU

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         VIDA y hechos de Ramón Cabrera, con una reseña de sus principales campañas desde Noviembre de 1833 hasta el presente: Por un emigrado del Maestrazgo

      - Valencia, Manuel López, 1839, 15 x 10,5 cm., cubiertas en papel de aguas, retrato de Cabrera dibujado por Téllez y grabado por Rocafort + 124 págs. (Obra rara). CARLISMO

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         Traité des maladies de plomb ou saturnines.

      Paris, Ferra, 1839 - Paris, Ferra, 1839 ; 2 vol. in-8 (21 x 12.5 cm) ; Tome I : XX, 550 pp., (1) f. d'errata ; Tome II : (4), 551 pp., 1 planche dépliante h.t. ; demi-chagrin vert de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné, rares rousseurs, très bon état. Première et seule édition du vivant de l'auteur, assez rare, d'un ouvrage fondamental dans l'histoire de la médecine. Cet ouvrage fut couronné par l'Institut (prix réservé aux meilleurs ouvrages destinés à prévenir les accidents et maladies des métiers insalubres). Tanquerel des Planches avait déjà consacré le sujet de sa thèse à cette maladie, en 1834. Cet ouvrage, fruit de 8 années de travail, est basé sur une expérience clinique considérable et sans doute unique, complétée par des expérimentations animales. Tanquerel des Planches présente ainsi, sur la base de 1200 observations, une étude très détaillée du saturnisme. Les travaux ultérieurs n'ajouteront que peu de choses à la description clinique de cette maladie. L'auteur décrit notamment les formes neurologiques de l'affection, dont les 4 formes de l'encéphalopathie au plomb. Il rapporte 101 observations de paralysie au plomb et 72 observations d'encéphalopathie. Il reconnait déjà l'importance de l'absorption pulmonaire du plomb, en plus de la voie digestive, et rapporte les causes professionnelles du saturnisme. Tanquerel des Planches expose les mesures de prévention (masques, consignes de propreté). La planche illustre un fourneau à fondre le plomb et des masques pour protéger les mineurs. Louis Tanquerel des Planches (1810-1862), originaire de Mayenne, fit ses études de médecine à Paris où il fut interne des hôpitaux. Références : Garrison & Morton, 2098: "Classical description of the diseases found among lead workers. Reporting on 1200 cases of lead poisoning, Tanquerel's studies were so complete that later studies added little to knowledge of the symptoms and signs of the disease." ; Teleky L: History factory & mine hygiene, p. 171 : "This work is still very valuable today because of the abundance and exactness of its clinical observations." ; Mushak P: Lead and Public Health: Science, Risk and Regulation, p. 406 : "This influential and detailed report on workers in lead-related occupations was a major benchmark for the nineteenth century and was translated into English almost a decade later by Dana (1848)." ; Rom WN & Markowitz SB: Environmental and Occupational Medicine, p. 955 : "a famous study of 1,217 cases of lead poisoning" ; Beritic T: Spinal origin of human lead neuropathy: This paper marks the 150th anniversary of paralysie de plomb ou saturnine by L. Tanquerel des planches, Am. J. Ind. Med., 15, 643¿656: "Among his ideas, based on a rather unique accumulation of human cases of lead palsy, the theory of the neurotoxic action of lead on the spinal cord is of outstanding importance." ; Hernberg S: Lead Poisoning in a Historical Perspective, Am J Ind Med., 2000, 38(3), 244-254: "The first 'modern' clinical description of lead poisoning. Probably no one before him had seen so many cases of plumbism¿and probably no one later, either."; Wallace ER & Gach J : History of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology, p. 392: "Tanquerel des Planches first described lead encephalopathy in 1839."; Snow BD: Living with Lead: An Environmental History of Idaho's Coeur D'Alenes, 1885-2011, p. 39: "the pioneering study on occupational lead poisoning in 1839. Tanquerel¿s work detailed the neurotoxic effects of lead and showed that lead compounds, especially pigments, posed great occupational threats. While Tanquerel¿s report prompted major voluntary improvements in the hygienic conditions in many French lead pigment factories, reforms in other countries did not come as quickly."; Hunter D: The diseases of occupations (2nd ed.), pp. 219, 244 ; Rosen G : A history of public health, p. 535 ; The Haskell F. Norman Library of Science & Medicine, 2052. © S.A.S. Jean-Pierre Aubert, 2017. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Original set design for the Coronation scene in Act III of Modest Musorgsky's opera Boris Godunov by the noted Russian artist Alexandre Benois

      Boris Godunov, an opera in seven scenes (or a prologue and four acts) by Modest Petrovich Musorgsky (1839-1881) to his own libretto, was adapted from the historical tragedy by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin, and supplemented (in the revised version) by material partly derived from historical works by Nikolay Mikhaylovich Karamzin and others. It is considered one of the most important of all Russian operas. Benois is considered a seminal influence on modern ballet set and costume design. "In 1901, [he] was appointed scenic director of the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, the performance space for the Imperial Russian Ballet. He moved to Paris in 1905 and thereafter devoted most of his time to stage design and decor. During these years, his work with Diaghilev's Ballets Russes was groundbreaking. His sets and costumes for the productions of Les Sylphides (1909), Giselle (1910), and Petrushka (1911), are counted among his greatest triumphs. Although Benois worked primarily with the Ballets Russes, he also collaborated with the Moscow Art Theatre and other notable theatres of Europe." Wikipedia.. Watercolour and pencil on wove paper. 275 x 370 mm. Signed by the artist with initials and dated 1939 in pencil at lower right corner.

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         Histoire sommaire de l'Égypte sous le gouvernement de Mohammed-Aly, ou récit des principaux événements qui ont eu lieu de l'an 1823 à l'an 1838. Précédée d'une introduction et suivie d'études géographiques et historiques sur l'Arabie par M. Jomard... accompagné de la relation du voyage de Mohamméd-Aly au Fazoqu... par le mème; terminée par des considérations sur les affaires de l'Egypte.

      Firmin Didot frères, 1839. Cm. 20,5, pp. xl, 539 (1). Con due grandi carte geografiche incise in rame e più volte ripiegate f.t. (carte d'Arabie e Essai d'une carte de la province d'Assyr, avec partie de l'Hedjaz et du Nedjd ou Arabie centrale). Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorso liscio con fregi a secco, filetti e titoli in oro. Esemplare con fioriture sparse, peraltro genuino ed assai ben conservato. Seconda edizione, non comune.

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         [View on the Delaware, near Bordentown] (German and French titles only)

      Paris, Coblenz, 1839. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by Ch. Vogel after Bodmer, blindstamp. Provenance: Donaldson, Lufkin &Jenrette Americana CollectionA delightful, lively scene of the banks of the Delaware in high summer. A steamer awaits the arrival of passengers who are disembarking from their coaches. One coach pulls up full of late arrivals. Some passengers who boarded at an earlier stop take advantage of the delay to stretch their legs: all this and the tranquil landscape are brilliantly captured by Bodmer in this image executed on 24th July 1832 close by the 300 acre estate of Joseph Bonaparte, the exiled elder brother of the notorious former French Emperor.Karl Bodmer's images show great versatility and technical virtuosity and give us a uniquely accomplished and detailed picture of a previously little understood (and soon to vanish) way of life. Swiss-born Bodmer was engaged by Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867) specifically to provide a record of his travels in North America, principally among the Plains Indians. In the company of David Dreidoppel (Prince Maximilian's servant and hunting companion), their travels in North America were to last from 1832 to 1834. They arrived in Boston in July 1832, traveled on to Philadelphia, where they stayed with Napoleon Bonaparte's elder brother Joseph. From here they headed west across Pennsylvania across the Alleghenies to Pittsburgh and the Ohio country, visiting all the important German settlements en route. Their most important stop on their route west was at the utopian colony of New Harmony in Indiana. The Prince spent five months there in the company of some of the country's leading scientific men, and studying all the relevant literature on backcountry America. On 24 March 1833 the party reached St. Louis, Missouri, and the start of the journey into Indian country.Graff 4648; Howes M443a; Pilling 2521; Sabin 47014; Wagner-Camp 76:1.

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         Hyperion: A Romance

      New York: Samuel Colman, 1839 Two volumes. 19th-century half brown morocco and marbled boards, nicely rebacked in matching morocco. Light wear and foxing. Very good. FIRST EDITION. Presentation copy inscribed by Longfellow: "Henry R. Cleveland with the affectionate regards of the author" and with Cleveland's signature and bookplate. Soon after he joined the Harvard faculty in 1836, Longfellow, Henry Cleveland, C. C. Felton, Charles Sumner, George Hillard formed an informal intellectual society they later called the "Five of Clubs." No other presentation copy of Hyperion appears in the auction records of the past thirty years. Although Longfellow was later generous with presentation copies for his increasingly wide circle of friends and admirers, in his early years he reserved presentation copies for his family and closest friends. As a result they are rare in the market.

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         Fixation des images qui se forment au foyer d'une chambre obscure. SS. 4-7. In: Comptes Rendus de l'Academie des Sciences.

      Paris Bachelier 1839 - (26,5 x 20,5 cm). (2) 1075 S. Mit 1 gefalteten Tabelle. Halblederband der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe des ersten gedruckten Berichts über das photographische Verfahren. - Arago berichtet am 7. Januar 1839 kurz über das von Daguerre entwickelte Verfahren zur Vervielfältigung und Fixierung der Bilder aus der Camera obscura. Auf sein Bemühen hin sollte die Erfindung in den Besitz der französischen Regierung übergehen und Daguerre sowie sein Mitarbeiter Niépce als Entschädigung eine lebenslange Rente erhalten. Der Band enthält noch weitere Beiträge zur Photographie. - Gestempelt. Stellenweise leicht stockfleckig bzw. gebräunt. Einband etwas bestoßen und Rücken restauriert, sonst gut erhalten. - Horblit 21b (Anm.); vgl. PMM 318; Dibner 183; Roosens/Salu 314 (alle die erste Buchausgabe) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         L'abbesse de Castro

      Rare and sought after first edition according to Clouzot.Binding to the bradel full cardboard green fir, smooth back adorned with golden threads, a slight hitch without gravity on the upper cap, binding of the era signed at the foot of the back of Bradel (one of the many descendant of the inventor of the eponymous binding technique).A small spot at the foot of a guard, another black at the foot of the first page of text, a small lack of paper filled at the foot of the title page.It should be noted that bibliographers do not report an anomaly in the pagination: it returns to page 123 after page 128, which makes a total of 335 pages instead of 329.Pleasant and rare copy, washed, but not trimmed. Dumont Paris 1839 14,5x22,5cm relié

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         Die Beleuchtung mit Gas aus Stein- und Braunkohlen, Torf, Oel, Fett, mineralischen und vegetabilischen Harzen u.s.w. übertragen von H. Bruhn.

      Chemnitz Expedition des Gewerbeblattes für Sachsen 1839 - (20,5 x 13 cm). (2) VIII, 402 S. Mit 24 gefalteten lithographierten Tafeln. Einzige deutsche Ausgabe seiner "Traité de l'éclairage au gaz tiré de la houille." - Im ersten Teil werden die verschiedenen Stoffe zur Herstellung von Kohlenwasserstoffgas zu Beleuchtungszwecken beschrieben. Der zweite Teil behandelt die Theorie und Praxis der Gasbeleuchtung. - Der Verfasser war Direktor der Gasanstalt der englischen Firma Manby Wilson in Paris. - Stempel auf Titel. Sauberes und wohlerhaltenes Exemplar. - Engelmann, Bibl. mech.-techn. 278; vgl. Poggendorff II, 394 (frz.EA)

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         \"Der Schrannenplatz\". Blick auf Mariensäule und zum alten Rathaus, mit zahlreichen Personen staffagiert.

       Lithographie von Werner nach G. Kraus bei Sauer, um 1839, 13,5 x 18,5 cm. Pressler S. 97/98. - Aus der von Gustav Kraus herausgegebenen Folge \"Souvenir de Munich\". Versand D: 6,00 EUR Bayern, München

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         Om Nationaloeconomiens og Beskatningens Grundsætninger. (On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation). Oversat efter Originalens tredie Udgave af Ludvig Sophus Fallesen.

      C.A. Reitzel, Kjøbenhavn 1839. (8),470 s., samtidigt halvlæder, titelblad og sidste side lidt gulplettet, gammelt navnestempel på forsats "J.V. Levinsen", ellers rent eksemplar.

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         The Pictorial Edition of the Works of Shakspere [Shakespeare]

      London: Charles Knight and Co. 1839 - London - Charles Knight and Co, date to the title of the Biography 1843, date to the advertisement of the Histories - 1839. Good. Charles Knight's pictorial edition of the works of Shakespeare. Complete in eight volumes. The set consists of the Biography of Shakespeare in one volume, the Doubtful Plays in one volume, the Comedies in two volumes, the Tragedies in two volumes and the Histories in two volumes. The second Volume of the Tragedies contains 167pp of the Poems, seprately paginated and with a title page dated 1841. Charles Knight was an English publisher and author. The son of a bookseller and printer at Windsor, he was apprenticed to his father. On completion of his indentures he took up journalism and had an interest in several newspaper speculations, including the Windsor, Slough and Eton Express. In 1823, in conjunction with friends he had made as publisher (1820-1821) of The Etonian, he started Knight's Quarterly Magazine, to which Winthrop Mackworth Praed, Derwent Coleridge and Thomas Macaulay contributed. It lasted for only six issues, but it made Knight's name as publisher and author, beginning a career which lasted over forty years. With many beautiful illustrations throughout. Pagination and Illustration Biography - 544pp, 207 illustrations; Doubtful Plays - 495pp, 83 illustrations; Histories I - 390pp, 161 illustrations Histories II - 398pp, 143 illustrations Tragedies I - 471pp, 135 illustrations Tragedies II - 360pp + 267pp - 136 illustrations Comedies I - 456pp, 175 illustrations Comedies II - 453pp, 160 Illustrations 1200 illustrations overall. Condition Report Externally Spine – good condition - bright with gilt titles and decoration, some rubbling. Joints – good condition – worn, marks and scratches. Corners – good condition - worn and bumped. Boards – good condition - marbled with light scratches and marks to the boards. Page edges – good condition – marbled. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – good condition - some cracked but solid. Front paste down – good condition - marbled. Front free end paper – good condition - marbled. Title – good condition – some foxing. Pages – good condition – some foxing. Binding – good condition. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: c1840's Binding: Hardback [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF NICHOLAS NICKLEBY

      London: Chapman and Hall 1839 - Chapman and Hall, 1839. Octavo. xvi, 624 pp. Frontispiece & 39 plates by Hablot K. Browne (Phiz). 8vo. With all but 5 of the first issue points as listed by Smith (those in italics are not present): publisher's imprint to the first four plates Plate in the list of illustrations at p45 is at p44, also plate at p615 is at p576. Two small holes – one impacting the text on pages 325 to 328; the paper from the hole is present. Condition Report Externally ·         Spine – very good condition – in beautiful condition with wear to the top and base ·         Joints – very good condition – worn. Corners – good condition – worn and bumped. Boards – good condition – worn with some marks on the marbled boards. Page edges – good condition. See above and photos Internally Hinges – very good condition – repaired. Front paste down – very good condition – marbled. Front free end paper – very good condition. Title –  good condition – some foxing (more to the frontispiece). Pages – good condition – two pages with small holes, foxing to all the plates and some pages. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1839 Binding: Hardback [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Observations on the Parallel Roads of Glen Roy, and of other parts of Lochaber in Scotland, with an attempt to prove that they are of marine origin.

      (London, Richard and John E. Taylor, 1839). 4to. Without wrappers. Extracted from "Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London.", 1839, Part I. Pp. 39-81 and 2 plates. (1 engraved map and 1 lithographed plate). Both plates with a few brownspots. ¶ First appearance of Darwin's investigations of the geological phenomenon of the so-called "Parallel Roads" in Scotland."The first published description of the Parallel Roads was by Thomas Pennant in 1771 in his book A Tour of Scotland. This work was far from scientific but during the 19th century Glen Roy played an important role in the development of geological and geomophological theories of landscape evolution.1 Initially the 'Roads' were believed to be lake or marine shorelines. How they were formed in an area that was now high above the sea and without signs of a closed lake bed was a mystery. Initially it was thought that the shorelines were of marine origin and formed during a period when the sea reached levels of the Parallel Roads. Among the proponent of this theory were both Charles Darwin and Charles Lyell.2 It was in particular Darwin who was impressed by the geology of Glen Roy. In 1838 he wrote to Lyell, "I wandered the mountains in All directions and examined that most extraordinary district. I think without any exceptions, not even the first volcanic island, the first elevated beach, or the passage of the Cordillera, as so interesting to me as this week. It is far the most remarkable area I ever examined. ... I can assure you Glen Roy has astonished me".3 Darwin and Lyell proved to be wrong in this matter." (Jan Oosthoek). Freeman 1653.

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         Untersuchungen über die europäischen Militärbrückentrains und Versuch einer verbesserten, allen Forderungen entsprechenden, Militärbrückeneinrichtung.

      Wien, bei Anton Strauss's sel. Witwe 1839.. gr.-8°. X, 336 S., 4 mehrf. gefalt. Taf. (Komplett). HLdr. d. Zt. Bibliotheksetikett am Rücken, Vordergelenk gelockert, Kanten berieb., Tit. gestemp. EA. vgl. Darmstaedter 357 - Exemplar a. d. k. k. Kriegs-Archiv. - Birago (1792-1845), österr. Ingenieur, Offizier und Professor der Pionierschule Korneuburg, konstruierte 1825 "eine Laufbrücke, die er bis 1841 zur Armeebrücke entwickelte. die 'B-Brücke' wurde von sieben Staaten übernommen und galt noch 1914/18 als vorbildlich" (NDB II, 251).

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         Versailles ancien et moderne

      - Imprimerie d'Everat, Paris 1839, Grand in 8 (17x26,5cm), 516pp.. - Prima edizione, illustrata con un frontespizio, una mappa (strada da Parigi a Versailles) e numerose xilografie nel testo Trimolet, Daubigny, francese, ecc il modo romantico (cornice di testo, cul-de-lampada, intestazioni, nel testo ... Alle pp. 316, 317, 341 e 412 sono vuote cornici stampe che non sono mai stati pubblicati. Legatura in dolore morbido verde firmato Simier, rilegatore di libri King. Torna con false nervi decorate con camere riccamente decorate, reti di grasso freddo, rulli nervi. Piatti colpito un grande piatto decorativo con gli uccelli e arabeschi fogliame; triplo netto inquadratura e netto grasso freddo. bordi dorati. Grande fregio interno. I costi complessivi, a volte con alcuni punti e alcune scivola leggermente dorate. Molto bella copia. Questa bella pubblicazione, perfettamente eseguito, ama descrivere e raccontare tutto quello che allora sapevamo di Versailles, sia in termini di belle arti e l'architettura che la vita di coloro che vi hanno depositato. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, illustré d'un frontispice, d'une carte (route de Paris à Versailles) et de très nombreux bois gravés dans le texte Trimolet, Daubigny, Français, etc. à la manière romantique (encadrement de texte, cul-de-lampe, en-têtes, in-textes... Aux pp. 316, 317, 341 et 412 se trouvent des cadres vides de gravures qui n'ont jamais été publiées. Reliure en plein chagrin vert tendre signée Simier, relieur du roi. Dos à faux nerfs orné  de caissons richement décorés, de filets gras à froid, de roulettes sur les nerfs. Plats frappés d'une grande plaque décorative avec oiseaux et arabesques de feuillages ; triple filet d'encadrement et filet gras à froid. Tranches dorées. Large frise intérieure. Dans l'ensemble frais, avec parfois quelques rousseurs, et certains feuillets un peu brunis. Légère rayure sur le second plat. Très bel exemplaire. Cette belle publication, parfaitement exécutée, s'intéresse à décrire et narrer tout ce qu'on connaissait alors de Versailles, tant au point de vue des beaux-arts et de l'architecture que de la vie des personnes qui y logèrent.  

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         A Physical and Geological Map of England and Wales.

      Royal Geological Society, 1839. - 2nd Edition. Numbered 52 below the imprint. Large scale full hand-coloured engraved map at a scale of approximately 5.75 miles to the inch. 6 sheets mounted on linen, divided into sections and folded; each sheet approximately 26 x 34 inches, giving a total size of approximately 78 x 64 inches. Each sheet retains the titling tabs and the whole is enclosed in the original leather case which is a little rubbed; the maps are Fine. The uncommon 2nd edition, probably number 52 of an unspecified limitation, but as only 300 copies of the 1st Edition were produced it is unlikely that there were very many more issued of this edition. This edition is a great improvement on the 1st Edition and Smith?s Great Map of 1820. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Le Leggi Civili nel loro ordine naturale del Signor Giovanni Domat colle note de' Signori Berroyer e Chevalier e col supplemento a ciascun articolo del Signor Jouv colle osservazioni sul Diritto del Regno dell'Avvocato Vincenzo Aloj arricchite di altre osservazioni del Regio Profess. Giuseppe Ma

      Stabilimento Tipografico di Giuseppe Cioffi - Napoli, NAPOLI 1839 - Domat Leggi Civili INTERLINGUE Tre volumi della prima metà dell'800 in buono stato, coperta in mezzapelle, dorso con fantastica decorazione e caratteri incisi in oro, piatti in cartone rigido goffrato con motivo floreale, bordo e punte poco consumati, cima e piede usurati, Vol. V con abrasione su piatto anteriore, fioritura sparsa, tagli bruniti, pagine in buono stato, testo posto su due colonne, Vol. I con prime pagine con macchia d'umidità sul margine concavo, Volume V con foglio di guardia con pieghe. Volume I presenta lettera dedicatoria. Ogni volume ha delicata testatina in nero su incipit. Con note di Berroyer e Chevalier. Supplemento a ciascun articolo del Signor Jovu. Osservazioni sul Diritto del Regno dell'Avvocato Vincenzo Aloj, arricchite da osservazioni del Professot Giuseppe Maffei ed aumentata dalla corrispondenza della nostra vigente legislazione dal Profess. P. M. Liberatore. I, V e VI volume della collana Domat Leggi Civili.

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         Capper's South Australia. Containing the History of the Rise, Progress and Present State of the Colony, Hints to Emigrants, and Useful and Authentic Information ..

      London, The Author, 1839 (third edition, considerably enlarged)/ 1837. Octavo, iv, 243, 16 (advertisements) pages plus 3 folding maps ('District of Adelaide', with an inset 'Sketch of Encounter Bay', 310 x 312 mm; 'Maritime Portion of South Australia', 240 x 425 mm, and 'The City of Adelaide', 162 x 198 mm), a folding leaf of shipping statistics and a folding advertising slip (with an engraved illustration). Original blind-stamped purple cloth slightly rubbed and bumped at the extremities, with minimal expert restoration to the head of both hinges; spine sunned to brown; first map lightly foxed; an excellent copy (internally fine). With the armorial bookplate of the Marquess of Downshire, most probably Arthur Wills Blundell Sandys Trumbull Windsor Hill, 4th Marquess of Downshire (1812-1868). The preferred edition, being more than twice as large as its predecessors of 1837 and 1838. Ferguson 2725.

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         Mécanique Céleste. By the Marquis de la Place... Translated, with a commentary, by Nathaniel Bowditch...

      Boston: Butts, Hilliard, Gray, Little and Wilkins, 1829-1832-1834-1839. First edition, the finest copy we have seen, of Bowditch's magnificent annotated English translation of Laplace's masterpiece, the Traité de Mécanique Céleste (1799-1825). Printed in an edition of only 250 copies at the author's expense, Bowditch's translation was the first significant work on physical science published in the United States. In his Traité de Mécanique Céleste, the foundation of modern theoretical astronomy, termed "the eighteenth-century Almagest" and "a sequel to Newton's Principia" by Horblit, Laplace, the 'Newton of France', codified and developed the theories and achievements of Newton, Euler, d'Alembert, and Lagrange. Bowditch undertook the translation of Laplace's great book in order to supply steps omitted from the original text, to incorporate later results into the translation, and to give credits omitted by Laplace, almost doubling the size of the original work in the process. Although he completed the manuscript for the work in 1818, it took another decade to arrange publication. "Bowditch's commentary in the footnotes is an indispensable vade mecum for the study of Laplace, explaining and filling out the demonstrations, and containing a great body of historical as well as mathematical and astronomical elucidation" (DSB, under Laplace). "Outside of France, particularly in English-speaking countries, Bowditch's edition, rather than the original, was often the means of learning about the mechanics of the heavens" (DSB, under Bowditch). Bowditch was assisted in his translation by Benjamin Peirce (1809-80), who read the proof sheets while he was still an undergraduate at Harvard. "Laplace maintained that while all planets revolve round the sun their eccentricities and the inclinations of their orbits to each other will always remain small. He also showed that all these irregularities in movements and positions in the heavens were self-correcting, so that the whole solar system appeared to be mechanically stable. He showed that the universe was really a great self-regulating machine and the whole solar system could continue on its existing plan for an immense period of time. This was a long step forward from the Newtonian uncertainties in this respect ... Laplace also offered a brilliant explanation of the secular inequalities of the mean motion of the moon about the earth - a problem which Euler and Lagrange had failed to solve ... He also investigated the theory of the tides and calculated from them the mass of the moon"­ (PMM). Volumes 1 and 2 of Laplace's Traité constitute a general theoretical basis for mathematical astronomy. Volume 1 comprises Book I, 'On the general laws of equilibrium and motion' and Book II, 'On the law of universal gravitation, and the motions of the centres of gravity of the heavenly bodies'; Volume 2, in three books, treats the shapes of celestial bodies and their motion around their centres of gravity, and the tides. Volume 3, in two books, deals with the theory of the Moon, and Volume 4 treats the motion of the moons of Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus, and the theory of comets. "By 1818 Bowditch had completed his translation of the first four volumes of the Mécanique Céleste. His purpose was threefold: to supply steps omitted from the original text; to incorporate later results into the translation; and to give credits omitted by Laplace. There is no evidence that Laplace ever responded to any communication from Bowditch, a fact sometimes ascribed to the third purpose. The four volumes appeared in 1829, 1832, 1834, and 1839, the last posthumously. The delay in publication was undoubtedly due in part to financial problems. Bowditch, who would not have people subsidize, out of regard for him or other irrelevant reasons, a book they could not read, printed the work at his own expense. It is also most likely that he continued to work over the volumes between 1818 and their appearance, particularly to bring the subject matter up to date. The fifth volume of the Mécanique Céleste appeared too late for translation by Bowditch. Probably the only person who aided Bowditch was Benjamin Peirce, who read over part of the text for errors. Printed in a small edition, the work was perhaps more widely admired than read, simply serving to confirm the translator's already high reputation. Nevertheless, outside of France, particularly in English-speaking countries, Bowditch's edition, rather than the original, was often the means of learning about the mechanics of the heavens" (DSB). "Bowditch sent complimentary copies of his volumes to prominent scientists around the world, and their reactions provide insight into the current perception of Laplace's original version. There was universal gratitude for his clarification in the notes on difficult passages (and also for his provision of cross-references and descriptions of much later work). He probably spoke for many when he said: 'Whenever I meet in La Place with the words "Thus it plainly appears", I am sure that hours, and perhaps days, of hard study will alone enable me to discover how it plainly appears'" (Grattan-Guinness, p. 316). Bowditch did not translate the fifth and final volume of Laplace's work, which appeared too late. "Such mathematicians as Lacroix, Legendre, Bessel, and Puissant recognized the great value of [Bowditch's] additions. Mr. Babbage, in a letter to Dr. Bowditch, under date of August 5, 1832, wrote: "It is a proud circumstance for America that she has preceded her parent country is such an undertaking; and we in England must be content that our language is made the vehicle of the sublimest portion of human knowledge, and be grateful to you for rendering it more accessible." Letters of similar import were received by Dr. Bowditch from Airy, Francis Baily, Herschel, the Bishop of Cloyne (Dr. Brinkley), and Cacciatore" (Lovering, p. 193). Nathaniel Bowditch (1775-1838), the fourth of seven children, was born in Salem, Massachussetts. He left school at the age of ten to work in his father's cooperage, before becoming indentured aged 12 as a bookkeeping apprentice. Bowditch began to study algebra at age 14, and two years later he taught himself calculus. He also taught himself Latin and French, which enabled him to read the important European scientific works. In the course of several sea voyages beginning in 1795, Bowditch became intenselyinterested in the mathematics involved in celestial navigation. He worked initially with John Hamilton Moore's London-published Navigator, but finding this to be full of errors Bowditch recomputed all of Moore's tables, and rearranged and expanded the work. The result was published in 1802 as The New American Practical Navigator, which became the western hemisphere shipping industry standard for the next century and a half. After returning to Salem in 1803 he resumed his mathematical studies and entered the insurance business. Bowditch's mathematical and astronomical work during this time led to offers of chairs at several prominent academic institutions, including Harvard, but he turned them all down. By 1819, Bowditch's international reputation had grown to the extent that he was elected a fellow of the Royal Societies of Edinburgh and London and the Royal Irish Academy. In 1823 Bowditch moved from Salem to Boston, taking with him 2,500 books, more than 100 maps and charts, and 29 volumes of his own manuscripts. In Boston he became president of the Massachusetts Hospital Life Insurance Company, where he enjoyed enough material success that he could afford the $12,000 it cost to have his translation of Laplace published. "There are two early English translations of Book I and Books I and II respectively: by John Toplis (London-Nottingham, 1814) and by Henry Harte, 2 vols. (Dublin, 1822-1827). Both were entirely superseded by the splendid work of Nathaniel Bowditch, Mécanique céleste by the Marquis de Laplace, Translated With a Commentary, 4 vols. (Boston, 1829-1839)" (DSB, under Laplace). Babson 82; Dibner 14 (note); Horblit 63 (1st ed.); PMM 252 (note); Sotheran I 2444-2445. Grattan-Guinness, Convolutions in French Mathematics, 1800-1840, 1990. Lovering, 'The "Mécanique Céleste" of Laplace, and Its Translation, with a Commentary by Bowditch,' Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Vol. 24 (1889), pp. 185-201.  Four vols., large 4to, pp. xxiv, 746, [1]; xviii, 990, [1]; xxix, [1], 910, [107]; 168, xxxvi, 1018, including three engraved portraits (Laplace, Bowditch, and his wife), numerous mathematical diagrams in text. Nineteenth century calf with gilt-stamped armorial shields on the covers, spines decoratively tooled in gilt, raised bands, morocco lettering pieces, marbled endpapers and edges.

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         An Account of the Kingdom of Caubul, and its Dependencies, in Persia, Tartary, and India. Comprising a View of the Afghaun Nation, and a History of the Dooraunee Monarchy.

      New and revised edition, XXIX+422+XII+439 pages sider, Richard Bentley, London, 1839, Bound in 2 very fine contemporary half calf with raised bands and rich golddecoration anf titellabels in red and black with goldtext on spines, Small wear to binding, f With a large folded map, 2 coulored frontispieces and one plate

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         Bachlauf in Leubnitz (Dresden). Bleistift.

      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.

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         Signed Cabinet Photo 1894

      Famous Czech-born conductor and composer (1839-1916), Napravnik settled in Russia and conducted the world premiere of operas by many famous composers (Mussorgsky, five operas of each Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov, etc).  Nice Russian mini-cabinet photo signed by him on verso, where he dated in 1894. Size is 2.5 x 4.25 inches, back is in excellent condition, front has minor wear and rust stains but is in very good condition. Very rare!

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         A Summer in Andalucia. (Volume 1)

      Richard Bentley, London 1839 - Vol. 1 only (of 2-vol. set). xii, 405 p. 22 cm half-leather binding with marbled boards and gilt design on spine. Top spine label missing. Volume label present. Minor wear to edges, a few scuffs to covers. Contents of Vol. 1: Oporto, Lisbon; Lisbon, Cintra; Cadiz; Environs of Cadiz; Route to Seville; Seville; Route to Cordorba; Cordoba; Route to Baena; Route to Granada; Granada-The City. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Voyage en Sardaigne, ou Description statistique, physique et politique de cette Ile Avec des Recherches sur ses Productions naturelles et ses Antiquités

      Paris,Turin, Arthus Bertrand, Bocca, 1839-1840. - XVI, 527 S.; VII, 594 S., 1 Bl., zahlreiche Textabb., unbeschnitten Band 1 in zweiter Ausgabe (erstmals 1926), der 2. Band über Sardinien in der Antike erschien erst 1840. Ferrero della Marmora (189-1863) diente im Rang eines Generals in den Napoleonischen Kriegen, von Napoleon höchst persönlich ausgezeichnet. Auf beiden Vorderdeckeln handschriftliche Widmung des Autors.- Buchblöcke gebrochen, Einbände angestaubt, ohne den Atlasband Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 2 Vol., Seconde Edition, revue et considerablement augmenté par l`Auteur.

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         THE ART OF DEER STALKING illustrated by a Narrative of a few day's sport in the Forest of Atholl, with some account of the Nature and Habit of Red Deer, and some description of the Scottish Forests; Legends, Superstitions, Stories of Poachers and Freeboot

      John Murray, London 1839 - Scrope (William) Second edition, xix, 440 pp., engraved frontispiece and title page, and 11illustrations, as called for, armorial book plate of Arthur Vicars, marbled endpapers, fine half morocco and marbled paper binding, A VERY GOOD COPY Size: "10.5" x 7 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Notizie spettanti all'antichissima scola de' pescatori in oggi denominata Casa Matha. UNITO A: Statuti e rubriche dell'ordine della casa Matha del 1304, 1305, 1306, 1307, 1308. Matricole contenenti i nomi delle persone ascritte nell'ordine della casa Matha cominciando dall'anno 1305 descritti nel codice in pergamena, ed esposti con ordine e possibile chiarezza, e diligenza.

      Ravenna, Tipografia di A. Roveri e figli, 1839, due volumi in-4to cartonato coevo (con piccole abrasioni e strappi ai dorsi) pp. (10)-294-(2) + pp. 230-(4). con fregio tipografico al frontespizio e un bel ritratto inciso all'acquaforte da Gaspare Ginanni dal disegno di F. Nistri posto in antiporta (le pagine 289/294 e l'ultima carta con l'imprimatur sono state rilegate erroneamente all'epoca dopo la pagina 224) Prima ed unica edizione. Il primo volume è suddiviso quattro parti: nella prima si dimostra come l'epoca della sua istituzione sia piu' antica di quanto si ritiene; la seconda tratta dei ricchi stabilimenti posseduti dalla corporazione dal 1034 sino al 1778, nella terza gli Statuti e le leggi dell'antico ordine, nella quarta commenti, notizie ed atti desunti da un antico codice in pergamena. Nel secondo volume vi sono la riforma degli antichi statuti, e il catalogo degli individui che nel 1345 formavano il corpo dei confratelli.

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        Wang Keaou Lwan Pih Neen Chang Han, or,

      1839 - The Lasting Resentment of Miss Keaou Lwan Wang. A Chinese Tale: Founded on Fact. Translated from the Original by Sloth. First edition. One lithograph plate. 8vo. Bound in modern buckram, some wear, signed by the author on the title (some soiling). Library ticket 'St Xavier College, Soc. Jes.' pasted on dedication page. [viii], 66pp. Canton, Canton Press Office, Robert Thom, 1807-1846, worked for some years with Jardine Matheson at Canton, where he developed a good knowledge of Chinese, and he dedicates this translation to William Jardine, James Matheson, and Henry Wright ?as a trifling mark of gratitude and respect? In 1843 he was appointed British consul at Ningbo. He was an official linguist during the Opium war and took over from Robert Morrison as interpreter during the 1843 treaty negotiations. This is his first published translation, which was taken and adapted from the 11th volume of the 12 vol. Ming anthology, Jin gu qi guan ?Wonderful stories of modern and ancient times? The plate was lithographed in Canton after a Chinese woodblock illustration. Lust 1103. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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