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        The beauties of the Bosporus.

      London, Virtue, um 1840. 28 x 22 cm. Gestoch. Frontispiz und Titel mit gestoch. Vignette, 2 Bl., XII, (3)-164 S., 2 Bl. Mit 80 Stahlstichtafeln nach W.H. Bartlett. Blaue Lwd. d. Zt. mit Goldschnitt, sowie reicher Gold- und Blindprägung. Mit schönen Ansichten von Konstantinopel und seiner Umgebung. Das Frontispiz zeigt ein Porträt der Verfasserin, unter den Tafeln auch eine Karte. - Einband bestoßen und berieben. Innen nur minimal fleckig. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Geographie, Türkei, Vorderasien-Türkei

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        MEMOIRS OF VIDOCQ, AS A CONVICT, SPY, AND AGENT OF THE FRENCH POLICE

      London: I. J. Chidley, 123, Aldersgate Street, n.d. [1840s].. 12mo, pp. [i-iii] iv-vi [i] ii-xii [1] 2-562, engraved title leaf and eight inserted plates with illustrations by Thomas Onwhyn, original pictorial red cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, all edges untrimmed, yellow coated endpapers. First complete one-volume edition? No holdings for this edition can be found in any of the libraries of COPAC, leaving some uncertainty about its exact bibliographic status. What is known and what seems likely are as follows: the first English translation of this work was issued in four volumes by Hunt and Clarke in 1828-1829. (Oxford also records another edition in 4 volumes in 1829 from Whittaker, Treacher and Arnet.) A one-volume edition appeared in 1859 in the Bohn Library and also from T. B. Peterson in the U.S., the latter running to 562 pages, the same page count as the present edition and, one may reasonably suspect, of the Bohn Library edition as well. That would place this Chidley edition somewhere between 1829 and 1859 (confirmed by a gift inscription dated July 1847 on the front free endpaper). Chidley brought out an earlier undated edition (circa 1840) titled THE LIFE AND EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF VIDOCQ. This edition consisted of only 206 pages and, therefore, may have been the first of a projected multi-volume edition. What seems likely is that this is the first complete one-volume edition of VIDOCQ -- an important probable influence on Poe's creation of Dupin. See Queen's Quorum, pp. 8-9. Queen, The Detective Short Story, pp. 107-08. July 1847 gift inscription on the front free endpaper. Some foxing and age-darkening to plates, several hairline cracks along outer joints, but a very good copy with clean binding and bright spine stamping. A very uncommon edition of this book. (#149456)

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        Report made to the Chamber of Deputies on the abolition of slavery in the French colonies by Alexis de Tocqueville, July 23, 1839. Translated from the French.

      J. Munroe and Co.,, Boston: 1840 - 8vo, original printed wrappers, cloth-folding box with leather title label, 54 pp. Wrappers chipped, a few pages uncut, front wrapper neatly re-attached; otherwise very good. Alexis de Tocqueville was a French sociologist and political theorist, his well-known travels to the United States in 1831 resulted in his well-known work on "Democracy in America" (1835). He was a well-known critic of slavery, and race prejudice, and it is not surprising he would be involved in this effort. Rather scarce American edition of Alexis de Tocqueville's report as "rapporteur" for a committee in the French Chamber of Deputies tasked to consider the abolition of slavery in the French colonies of Martinique, Guadaloupe, Bourbon and Guiana. Published in the same year as the original French edition. His proposal was for the abolition to take place over a transition period in which the State would act as arbitrator between the former masters and the new freedmen, assigning the blacks, who would be paid wages, to the colonists. As Tocqueville's biographer states, "A portion of the wages would revert to the State in partial amortization of the indemnities paid to the slaveholders at the time of the emancipation. By thus interposing the power of the State, Tocqueville hoped to prevent the bloody settling of accounts between the two races that had so struck him in the United States." His proposal did not reach the floor of the Chamber for debate, but slavery was abolished in the French colonies in 1848. His proposals did, inevitably, exert influence on the anti-slavery movement in the United States. history online website. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Gesamtansicht von der Grotte des Jeremias aus (21 x 36 cm), umgeben von 12 Teilansichten (je ca. 7 x 9 bzw. 9 x 7 cm).

       Lithographie mit Tonplatte von A. Borum nach U. Halbreiter bei Kuhn in München, um 1840, 38,5 x 54 cm. Die Teilansichten zeigen u.a. Spital der Helena, Mandelteich, Grab Simon des Gerechten, Himmelfahrts Kirche, Hl. Stiege, Hof des Pilatus, Kirche der Hl. Anna, Jaffa Tor. - Sehr dekoratives Souvenirblatt mit schmalem Rändchen. Links geschlossener kleiner Randeinriss. Selten. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Asien, Souvenir-Blätter, Vorderer Orient

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        Handgeschriebenes Liederbuch mit Text und Noten um 1840-1850. mit u.a. dem Schweizerpsalm ( hier als Deutscher Psalm bezeichnet )

      Handgeschriebenes Notenheft *Basso II* um 1840-1850 mit 18 handgeschriebenen Liedern mit Text und handgeschriebenen linierten Noten, privater Kartoneinband der Zeit, Quer8 ( 16,5 x 27 cm ). Enthalten sind die Lieder: *Ständchen* ( von F.A. Schulz ) - *Freud im Leid ( Volkslied ) - *Heidenröslein* ( H. Weidner ) - *Jägerchor* ( C. Zöllner ) - *Abendchor* ( C. Kreutzer ) - *Die Kapelle* ( C.Kreutzer ) *Serenade* ( H. Schäffer ) - *Die Heimath ( A. Zöllner ) - *Die Sehnsucht* ( v. Krause ) - *Ständchen* ( Salieri ) - *Mädchenwünsche* ( C. Kuntze ) - *Die Eintracht* ( Mozart ) - Jägerchor ( C. Kreutzer ) - *Der Artilleristen Schwur* ( G.F. Adam ) - *Wo möcht ich sein* ( C. Zöllner ) - *Wanderlied* ( E. Becker ? ) - *Wanderlied* ( ?) - *Ein deutscher Psalm* ( Zwyssig = Albert ( auch Alberich ) Zwyssig mit dem *Schweizerpsalm* ) - *Das Kirchlein* ( E. Becker ). Der Schweizerpsalm (französisch Cantique suisse,italienisch Salmo svizzero, rätoromanisch Psalm svizzer) ist die Nationalhymne der Schweizerischen Eidgenossenschaft.und wurde 1841 von Alberich Zwyssig, einem Zisterziensermönch des Klosters Wettingen, zu einem Text von Leonhard Widmer komponiert. Hier in einer frühen Abschrift in diesem Album enthalten. ( = Lied Nr. 17 ). Der Einband stark fleckig und angestaubt mit montiertem Vorderdeckelschild *Basso II *. Innen Papier stärker gebräunt, Seiten teils stärker fleckig, stock und fingerfleckig, braunfleckig. Leider ohne Angabe zum Verfasser und auch ohne Orts- oder Jahresangabe. ( Gewicht 150 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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        BAD MUSKAU., "Muskauer Park - Blauer Blumengarten". Blick in den Garten mit zahlreichen blühenden Blumenbeeten, in der Mitte ein Bachlauf mit kleiner, blumengeschückter Brücke.

      Altkol. Lithographie von O. Hermann nach W. Schirmer bei L. Sachse, um 1840, 21,5 x 34 cm. Aus Pückler-Muskaus "Andeutungen über die Landschaftsgärtnerei". - Breitrandig und frisch. Sachsen und Sachsen-Anhalt

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        The Art of Painting Portraits, Landscapes, Animals, Draperies, Satins, &c., in Oil Colors: Practically Explained by Coloured Palettes; With an Appendix on Cleaning and Restoring Ancient Paintings on Panel or Canvas

      Rudolph Ackermann, London 1840 - Tall 8vo. 47, (1) pp. 11 plates picturing palettes, each exhibiting paints of various colors; title page vignette. Eight page publisher's catalogue (dated 1837). Original Gilt-stamped decorated dark green cloth (spine with some repair to splits along joints). Very good copy. First published in 1822 under a slightly different title, this is one of several editions issued in succeeding decades. Introduction: "Finding, in the course of teaching, that the method of explanation by coloured palettes best conveyed to the mind of the student the use and application of colours and tints, a series of such palettes is here given." Abbey Life in England 11. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        White-eyed Duck

      Vol VII; Ebes 531 Richter after Gould White-eyed Duck An original lithograph with later hand-colour for Gould's 'Birds of Australia', 1840-48 530 x 360 mm approx £470

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        Autograph Letter signed ("MR Mitford") to Mrs. [John] Hughes, of Donnington Priory, Berkshire, thanking her and Mr. Hughes for their kindness to her father

      Three Miles Cross [Berkshire, England] 1840 - 3pp. in ink, on single folded sheet. 1 vols. 12mo. Miss Mitford on Kindness to her Father. A hearfelt and touching letter to the mother of the author of TOM JONES SCHOOL DAYS, thanking her and Mr. Hughes for their kindness to her father. George Mitford was a profligate gambler whose habits had reduced his family to poverty. According to the DNB, the elder Mitford's many failings "never succeeded in alienating the affections of his wife and daughter." Her love for her father could hardly be better illustrated than in this touching letter to her friends, John and Margaret Hughes:"I cannot help writing to thank you & Mr. Hughes over & over again for your great goodness & kindness to my dear father. He has talked of little but Donnington and its inhabitants since his return - I have no words to tell you how strongly I feel your affection to him . At all times kindness to my father goes much more surely to my heart than kindness to myself -- but just now when I hear talk of alarm for his health it was an inexpressible comfort . " 3pp. in ink, on single folded sheet. 1 vols. 12mo

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        Carta geografica da inservire di schiarimento alla Memoria sulla rocostruzione della Strada Egnazia

      Napoli 1840 - La carta è incentrata sullo studio della via che Traiano fece costruire per arrivare a Brindisi, che costituiva il prolungamento della via Appia, che da Roma arrivava a Benevento. Passando per l’antica Gnathia (Egnazia), importante porto commerciale della Roma Imperiale, la strada, chiamata Traiana, assunse anche il nome di Egnazia. La mappa, ideata da Giuseppe Galasso è opera dal geometra Pietro Chiariotti, sullo stile di quelle del cartografo napoletano Benedetto Marzolla. La carta copre gran parte della regione, sino a Paestum, parte del Molise sino a Larino ed una piccola porzione di Puglia e Basilicata. Curiosa la forma rotonda. Acquarello policromo su carta, pieghe di carta, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Dimensioni 465 465mm

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        American Scenery; or, Land, Lake and River Illustrations of Transatlantic Nature 2 Vol

      London: George Virtue, 1840. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine. VIRTUALLY NO FOXING TO PLATES AND IN NEAR FINE CONDITION. First edition. 2 Volumes. 8 x 10-5/8 inches. [2],iv,[1]-140pp. 68 plates, including frontispiece portrait, and engraved title; iv,[1]-106pp. including 53 plates including engraved title. Contemporary blue leather with blue cloth and gilt type and 4 gilt symbols on each spine. Some light wear to corners and top and bottom spines otherwise very bright and handsome covers. Gilt edge pages. Blue endpapers. No foxing to plates in Volume 1 and virtually no foxing to plates other than some very light sporatic spots in border area only. Near fine condition internally. Probably rebound circa 1900 when all plates have been protected with "Excelsior Superfine" watermarked paper as tissue guards. A very nice handsome set of early American views. Although little is known about Bartlett's itinerary in North America, a map in American scenery suggests that his travels during 1836-37 began in New York City and took him north to the White Mountains, N.H., west to Niagara Falls, N.Y., and south to Washington, D.C. The detailed steel engravings Bartlett produced were published uncolored with a text by Nathaniel Parker Willis. Beautifully illustrated with 121 engravings including an engraving on each title page, includes a map of the northeastern United States. Originally these prints were issued 1837-1840 in 30 monthly parts and this is the first edition book published in two volumes with all plates. Content Summary of Illustrations: 121 prints (incl. added title pages) : etching ; full-page. By R. Wallis (13), J. Cousen (7), J.T. Willmore (11), R. Brandard (12), H. Adlard (8), G.K. Richardson (5) and 27 others, after W.H. Bartlett (111), T. Creswick (6) and T. Doughty (2). -- Stipple-engraved port. of Bartlett, by B. Holl, after H. Room; full-page map, drawn and engraved by W. Hughes.

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        Reisen in Afrika 1875-1886. Nach seinen Tagebüchern unter der Mitwirkung von R. Buchta hrsg. von dem Reisenden. 3 Bde.

      Gr.8. XVI, 585 XVI, 500 XVI, 740 S. Mit 120 Tafn., 385 Textabb., 25 Ktn. u. 2 Stammtafeln. Illustr. Original-Leinenband Kainbacher 204. Der deutsch-russische Afrika-Forscher Wilhelm Junker (Moskau 1840 - 1892 St. Petersburg) studierte Medin, beschloß aber 1869 während eines Island-Aufenthalts, Forschungsreisender zu werden. Nebst G. Schweinfurth, dessen Entdeckungen er nach Süden und Westen fortführte, ist der der bedeutendste Reisende in diesem Raum (Henze II/726 f.) Das Werk "gilt noch heute als eins der besten Bücher der deutschen Afrikaliteratur" (ADB L, 728). - Einbände bestoßen, 2 Außengelenke aufgerieben, 1 Außengelenk mit Einriß. 1 Übersichtskarte mit Einriß. Bd. 1: am Kopf gestaucht Bindung etwas gelockert Rückdeckel fleckig.

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        Ginevra

      Parigi 1840 - Litografia tinta acquarellate a mano, circa 1840/50, firmata in basso a destra. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta coeva, con margini, minime ossidazioni agli estremi del margine bianco, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. Isidore Laurent Deroy, è un acquarellista, pittore e litografo francese. Fu allievo dell'architetto Félix e del pittore Cassas. Autore di un notevole corpus di lavoro, particolarmente incentrato sulle vedute di città, tradotte poi in litografia tinta, ideali quindi per essere colorate. Le opere appartengono alla serie denominata Ports de Mer d’Europe, realizzata in collaborazione tra il Deroy e André Chapuy. Le vedute venivano pubblicate dall’editore Turgis sia a Parigi che a New York. Bellissimo esemplare. Dimensioni 480x310 circa. Tinted lithograph with watercolor, about 1840/50, signed at the bottom right. Magnificent proof, printed on contemporary paper, with margins, minimum oxidation at the ends of the white margin, otherwise in excellent condition. Isidore Laurent Deroy, is a watercolor painter and lithographer French. He was a pupil of the painter and architect Félix Cassas. Author of a remarkable body of work, particularly focusing on the views of the city, then translated into color lithograph, making them ideal for coloring. The works belong to the series called Ports de Mer d'Europe, created in collaboration between Deroy and André Chapuy. The views were published by the publisher Turgis both in Paris and in New York. Beautiful example. Dimensioni 480 310mm [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Palais des Prinzen Wilhelm in Berlin. - Le Palais du Prince Guillaume à Berlin.

      - kol. Lithographie n. u. v. Lütke b. Schröder in Berlin, um 1840, 15 x 21,5 Nicht bei Kiewitz; Ernst, L.E. Lütke, Nr. 21. - Blick von der Universität aus, rechts das Palais Kaiser Wilhelm I, links im Hintergrund der Turm der franz. Kirche. - Mit Verlegertrockenstempel.

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        Elements of Chemistry, Includes the Recent Discoveries and Doctrines of the Science.

      Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., Philadelaphia 1840 - From the library of H. P. Lovecraft as noted. Signed with the 598 Angell St. address with his red stamp on fep. Red address stamp on title pg. H.P.L. drawn in pencil block letters on Contents pg. Owned at a time in his younger life when his life was uncertain, thus his love of science and it's reality. " With Notes and Emendations by Franklin Bache. M. D. xvi. Introduction. 666 pgs. Index. w/ laid in Xmas card, from Miss Cray. Very Rare and unique volume from the masters personal library. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        I PROMESSI SPOSI. Storia milanese del secolo XVII scoperta e rifatta da Alessandro Manzoni. Edizione riveduta dall'autore - Storia della Colonna Infame. Inedita.

      Dalla Tipografia Guglielmini e Redaelli, 1840. Cm.25x17. Pg.864. Legatura coeva in piena tela rossa con titoli e decorazioni in oro al dorso. Bordura a filo oro ai piatti. Tagli in oro. La coperta presenta un vecchio rinforzo conservativo in tela all'attaccatura delle cerniere, sovente assai fragile in questo tipo di legatura, Fogli di guardia marmorizzati, con ex libris al contropiatto anteriore. Occasionali fioriture, fisiologiche per il tipo di carta. Antiporta e frontespizio figurati. Testo incorniciato in bordura a doppio filo. Opera adorna da oltre 450 illustrazioni xilografiche nel testo, incise da Luigi Sacchi con la collaborazione di Pollet, Bernard, Sheeres, Loiseau e Victor su bozzetti di Francesco Gonin, assieme a Louis Boulanger, Paolo e Luigi Riccardi, Federico Moia, Massimo d'Azeglio, Giuseppe Sogni e Luigi Bisi . Buon esemplare della celebre "Quarantana", terza ed ultima stesura del capolavoro manzoniano, che recepisce i mutamenti dovuti alla ben nota "risciacquatura dei panni in Arno", con cui il Manzoni lima gli eccessi linguistici della prima redazione. Fu il Manzoni stesso, anche per arginare le numerose edizioni apocrife, a decidere di dotare il romanzo di un apparato iconografico, volto a scandire ed esplicitare l'incedere degli eventi. Dopo un primo tentativo, fallito, con Francesco Hayez, la scelta dell'illustratore cadde sul giovane Francesco Gonin (Torino, 1808-1889), pittore, scenografo, disegnatore e costumista, cui fu affidato il coordinamento del lavoro di disegno, sotto lo stretto controllo dello stesso Manzoni, con l'ausilio dei francesi Pollet, Bernard, Victor e Loiseau e dell'inglese Sheeres. Predisposti i bozzetti, il lavoro incisorio fu affidato alla responsabilità di Luigi Sacchi (Milano 1805 - 1861), pittore, litografo, silografo e fotografo, che coordinò il gruppo di incisori prescelto, composto da Moia, Boulanger, Sogni, Bisi, D'Azeglio e dai fratelli Riccardi. Con l'edizione illustrata venne data alle stampe per la prima volta la "Storia della colonna infame". > Parenti, "Rarità bibliografiche dell'Ottocento", I, 214-226, "[...] Edizione principe, che unisce all'intrinseco pregio, già altissimo, quello di essere una delle più belle, se non la più bella, edizione romantica italiana". Parenti, "Prime edizioni italiane", 331, "È la prima edizione del testo del romanzo riveduto e della Storia della Colonna Infame". Tellini, "Manzoni", 38, "Le vignette [...] sono tutte programmate da Manzoni, per quanto riguarda la scelta del tema da illustrare, il taglio, la sceneggiatura, la successione delle immagini". Salveraglio, 57. Vismara, 57. Codice libreria 128980.

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        LA DIVINA COMMEDIA. Con le note di Paolo Costa, e gli argomenti dell'Ab. G. Borghi, adorna di 500 vignette disegnate ed incise in legno da D. Fabris ed una Vita appositamente scritta da Melchior Missirini. Prima edizione originale italiana eseguita sotto la direzione dei Sigg. Proff. G.B. Niccolini e G. Bezzuoli.

      Nello Stabilimento Artistico Tipografico Fabris, 1840. Opera completa in quattro volumi, i primi tre contenenti le Cantiche del Poema, il quarto con la "Vita" dell'Autore di Melchiorrew Missirini. Cm.24x15,3. Pg.XXVIII, 492; 516; 528; VIII, 228. Legature coeve in mz.pelle con titoli e fregi impressi in oro ai dorsi e piatti marmorizzati. Testo su due colonne, in cornicetta a doppio filo. Frontespizio in cromolitografia al primo volume. Con le 500 vignette xilografiche intercalate nel testo, tratte dai maggiori illustratori della "Commedia", quali Flaxman, Ademollo, etc. Fioriture e chiose manoscritte a inchiostro e a matita. Il testo si apre con un discorso di Pietro Fraticelli "Della prima e principale allegoria del Poema di Dante". Buona edizione ottocentesca della "Commedia", che si avvale del prezioso apparato critico di Paolo Costa (Ravenna, 1771-1836). Assai difficile il reperimento completo dei quattro volumi. > Mambelli, 218. Codice libreria 129829.

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        BERUFE. - Handel., "Der Handelstand im Allgemeinen". Zwei Darstellungen auf einem Blatt, in einer floralen Umrandung. Gezeigt werden oben Pferde- und Viehhändler, sowie ein Marktplatz mit Verkaufsständen und unten ein Getreidehändler, sowie ein großer Holzhandel.

      Lithographie bei M.R. Toma, um 1840, 29 x 34,5 cm. Aus der dekorativen und seltenen Folge: "Der Mensch und sein Beruf", in Lieferungen erschienen, Wien 1835-1841. - Im linken Eck ein leichter Wasserrand. Berufe, Handel/Gewerbe

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        Voyage En Arabie Sejour Dans Le Hedjaz, Campagne d`Assir (TWO VOLUMES).

      Louis Desessart,, Paris 1840 - 8 vo. Volume I: 399 pp. / Volume II: 402 pp; 1 folding map, half-titles, foxing throughout, damp stains on margins, spine of volume one repaired, wrappers soiled, cover of vol 1 worn, otherwise set in fine condition. The author accompanied the Egyptian forces to Arabia in 1833 as chief of medical corps. He travelled in areas never seen by a Westerner before, dressed in Arab dress and bearded. He describes Jeddah and the Pilgrimage to Makkah And Madinah from different parts of the Moslem world. He also describes Ta’if, Asir region, the Bedouins of Outeiba and Khamis Moushait etc. The author was offered the post of secretary to the chief medical officer of the punitive expedition against the Wahabys. He concerns himself with describing the country he saw and the people he encountered in his journey from Jeddah into the Najd, and south to the borders of Yemen. His position meant that he took a particular interest in the medical conditions of the population. Literature & References: Macro Yemen 829; Macro, Arabia 2163; Gay 3608 Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        ROVIGNO., "Ansicht von Rovigno". Schöne Gesamtansicht vom Ufer auf die Halbinsel.

      Lithographie von A. Tischbein bei Linassi, Triest, um 1840, 25 x 37 cm (sehr breitrandig). Europa, Südosteuropa - Jugoslawien

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        LUITPOLD, Prinzregent von Bayern (1821 - 1912)., "Luitpold Koeniglich. Prinz von Bayern". "Als Oberst und Inhaber des 1. Artillerie-Regiments in Parade-Uniform mit gezogenem Säbel in der erhobenen Rechten. Hinter ihm eine berittene Abteilung seines Regiments im Trab." (Pressler).

      Altkol. Lithographie von Gustav Kraus, 1840, 52 x 43 cm. Pressler 596 Lentner 4900. - Aus der Serie der "Fürstenporträts zu Pferd". - Alt auf Einfassungslinie beschnitten, aufgezogen und zusammen mit der gesondert ausgeschnittenen Inschrift und dem Wappen montiert. Sehr schönes Altkolorit! Porträts, Luitpold (Prinzregent), Wittelsbacher

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        CHAM SOUVENIRS DE GARNISON 30 LITHOGRAPHIES COLOREES A LA MAIN 1840

      - CHAM SOUVENIRS DE GARNISON 30 LITHOGRAPHIES COLOREES A LA MAIN 1840

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        PEISSENBERG. "Mineralbad zu Sulz am Peissenberg (im Jahre 1829)". Hübsche Ansicht mit Biedermeier-Paar im Vordergrund, rechts sitzt ein Leser auf einer Bank.

      - Lithographie von Benno Adam bei Lacroix, München, um 1840, 22 x 33,5 cm. Lentner 10673. - Im breiten Rand kleine, hinterlegte Einrisse, sonst wohl erhalten.

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        James Fenimore Cooper announces his impending arrival to his publishers, so "that the printers may be in readiness, as I desire to return home by the 3d prox. in order to assist in making Martin Van Buren, President of the U. States of America."

      New York, October 16, 1840. 8.25" x 9". "James Fenimore Cooper Autograph Letter Signed written aboard the U.S.S. Macedonia off the Battery [New York], October 16, 1840; one page, 8.25" x 9". The letter is gently toned, with bold ink and has been tipped into a slight larger sheet. Expected folds. Docketed at top left by the recipient. Accompanied by a fine engraving of Cooper, 4.5"" x 7.25"" laid into a page, along with documented provenance as noted below. Cooper is writing to his publishers, Lea and Blanchard of Philadelphia:""Gentlemen,I sail for New York to-morrow in this ship. We shall probably get in on Monday, and I hope to be in Philadelphia by the 20th, when I wish to finish printing Mercedes, without delay. I write that the printers may be in readiness, as I desire to return home by the 3d prox. In order to assist in making Martin Van Buren, President of the U. States of America.Yours in haste,J. Fenimore Cooper""Cooper, a prolific writer, had published his History of the Navy of the United States of America and a book on the USS Constitution the year before. A few months prior to writing the letter offered here, Cooper had published the final installment of his Leatherstockings series, featuring his most famous character Natty Bumppo, the central figure of The Last of the Mohicans. In Mercedes of Castile, the book referenced in this letter, Cooper tells the story of Christopher Columbus, marking his literary return to the sea, his first love.It is important to note that Cooper is writing from aboard the USS Macedonian, an active Navy frigate carrying 36 guns assigned to the West Indies squadron as a deterrent to Caribbean pirates. Cooper had served in the Navy and dedicated much of his life to recording its history. His work as a historian as well as his political connections would have given him access to use of naval frigate for his personal travel. The Macedonian was assigned to scouting the Caribbean seas and was likely on its way to another tour. Cooper is anxious to return to the campaign trail, as he notes in his letter. Despite his efforts to get President Van Buren re-elected, William Henry Harrison would prove victorious. Although letters by Cooper are not uncommon, those referencing his literary work in any way appear with far less frequency. The letter offered here is particularly desirable as it evidences his political interests. The last Cooper letter to appear at auction with literary content sold in excess of $7475 in 2013. Provenance: This item was recently discovered in an extra illustrated volume of "History of the City of New York" by Mary L. Booth, New York W. R. C. Clark, 1867. Originally two volumes, the monumental task of expanding the work to 21 volumes by none other than Emery E. Childs esquire of New York City. In volume 1 of this work exists a lovely india ink Drawing of Mary L. Booth along with a notation "presented by her to E E C" in pencil. Next to the title page we find an original letter of Booth to Childs dated April 4, 1872 " I am in receipt of your favor of the 4th inst., and am grateful to hear that you are taking the trouble to illustrate my History of the City of New York in the manner you describe. I shall be happy to see you, should you favor me with a callas I am usually in my office during business hours and should be pleased to facilitate your Enterprise by any means in my power"It is assumed that the book took several years to assemble at which point, assumedly through Childs, it made its way to Senator Charles B. Farwell of Chicago who took the seat of John A. Logan in 1887. Farwell had an extensive library that fortunately survived the great Chicago fire in 1871 having been housed in his Lakeside home. In the American Bibliopolist of November 1871 there is an article about the devastation to libraries caused by the tragedy . "Mr C. B. Farwell's library is also fortunately far out from the city, at his country house, and is safe, The same remark will also apply to the extensive collection of books and curiosities belonging to Mr. E. E. Childs." This establishes the Chicago connection between Childs and Farwell.That these letters were preserved for over 140 years and have never been on the market for that period is remarkable on many levels. It is the state of being wedged in these volumes that also account for what is mostly the pristine state of preservation."

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        Master Humphrey's Clock (88 Weekly Parts)

      Chapman and Hall, London 1840 - Original white pictorial wrappers, housed in two custom full green morocco cases with chemises, gilt titles and decoration. First Edition/ First Issue, 88 weekly parts. Vol. I. [II. III.], 1840 [-1841], Parts issued April 4, 1840 - November 27, 1841, with woodcut illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne. The earliest form of publication of The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge. Eckel, 67-8. The weekly parts issue is the scarcest and most desirable. Some edge toning, minor soiling, overall clean and sound. Cases showing light wear, spines toned to brown, as expected. Size: Tall Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        BERLIN. Ansicht des Monuments auf dem Kreutzberg, in der Ferne die Stadt, vorne hübsche Personenstaffage.

      - Altkol. Lithographie, um 1840, 15 x 22 cm. Schönes, kräftiges Altkolorit. Ohne Rand, gerahmt.

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        Master Humphrey's Clock

      Chapman & Hall 1840 - Charles Dickens. Master Humphrey's Clock. London: Chapman and Hall, 1840-1841. First editions. Two octavo volumes. Complete set with Volumes I and II bound in one book. Contemporary half leather over marbled boards. Gilt titles on spine. In protective Mylar jackets. Marbled edges. Some rubbing and extremity wear on covers. Irregular discoloration on portions of leather spines and corners. Marbled endpapers. Light toning on pages edges. Occasional dust soiling and minor scattered foxing. Bookplates of "Dominique Hutchison" and older ink signatures. Rear hinge cracked in Volume I. Front joint starting and rear hinge broken in Volume III. Good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Teilansicht, Stadtschloß, "Das königliche Schloss zu Potsdam".

      - Lithographie n. u. v. Lütke ( Druck Königl. Lith. Institut ) b. Schröder in Berlin, um 1840, 18,3 x 28 Nicht bei Drescher/Kroll.

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        Forges'.

      - altkolorierte Lithographie v. P. Bineteau aus Notions Industrielles b. L. Hachette in Paris, um 1840, 27,5 x 36

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        Die organische Chemie in ihrer Anwendung auf Agricultur und Physiologie.

      8. XII S., 352 S., 1 Bl. Berichtigungen, Mod. marmor. Ppbd. im Stil d. Zt. m. etw. Rückenverg. u. goldgepr. Rückenschild. Erstausgabe. - [...] Im Jahre 1840 behauptete er mit der ihm eigenen leidenschaftlichen Überzeugung, daß nur die mineralischen Bestandteile des Bodens für Gesundheit und Wachstum der Pflanzen ausschlaggebend wären. Humus dagegen verachtete er. Heute wissen wir, daß er in diesem Punkt irrte, und Fanatiker verfielen sogar ins andere Extrem, indem sie jeglichen Gebrauch des von Liebig empfohlenen Kunstdüngers verunglimpften. Dadurch jedoch, daß er hartnäckig an der Wichtigkeit künstlicher Düngemittel festhielt, konnte auch das von Malthus aufgeworfene Problem vorerst gelöst werden [...] (Carter/Muir, Bücher die die Welt verändern, S. 568). - Kanten min. berieben. Titel m. winzigem Randausriss u. verso gestempelt. Etw. gebräunt u. fleckig. - PMM 310 (a) Borst 1952 (mit ganzs. Abb. des Titelblattes) ADB XVIII, 599 Neufforge 528 Honeyman 2016 Paoloni 300 Poggendorff I, 1455 Darmstaedter S. 448.

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        Gilbert's Family Atlas of Modern Geography

      James Gilbert, London 1840 - Large 4to. xvi text with illustrations; 45 pp Index; [1] pp advertisement; 29 maps (1 double page), hand-colored in outline, drawn and engraved by J. Archer, Pentonville, London. Brown leather spine and corners over brown cloth covered boards; gilt lettering & ruling to spine. Previous owner name, dated '1840.' General wear, rubbing & staining; old ink stains inside covers; scattered light spots; some age toning to map borders; dampstaining to lower edge of 1 map; a near very good copy. With a physical introduction and Index including 25,000 names of places figured in the maps, with their latitudes and longitudes, and the number of the map in which each place is to be found. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fine signature and end part of an Autograph Letter Signed (William, 1770-1850, Poet Laureate)

      1840 - to "Sir Wm, most faithfully yours Wm Wordsworth" with a postscript "as you do not mention Lady H and your children we trust that all is well with them", 5" x 3", no place, no date, circa The addressee is Sir William Gomm who was a general and friend of Wordsworth.

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        Greece: Pictorial, Descriptive and Historical

      London: William S. Orr, 1840. 1st edition, good plus in a fine binding by Stoakley of Cambridge which has seen some wear. In red pebbled leather with all-edge gilt; stunning dcentelles and marbled endpapers. Corners a bit worn, the spine top more so; spots of rubbing here and there on spine. Spine also darkened, tops of boards as well. Internally there is occasional light to moderate foxing. The engraved title page and facing frontis have ghosted onto one another, so look the worst of all. 356 pp. + 28 steel-engraved plates plus other woodcut plates and many, many woodcut vignettes.. First Edition. Hard Cover.

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        LA DIVINA COMMEDIA. Con le note di Paolo Costa, e gli argomenti dell'Ab. G. Borghi, adorna di 500 vignette disegnate ed incise in legno da D. Fabris ed una Vita appositamente scritta da Melchior Missirini. Prima edizione originale italiana eseguita sotto la direzione dei Sigg. Proff. G.B. Niccolini e G. Bezzuoli.

      Nello Stabilimento Artistico Tipografico Fabris, Firenze 1840 - Opera completa in quattro volumi, i primi tre contenenti le Cantiche del Poema, il quarto con la "Vita" dell'Autore di Melchiorrew Missirini. Cm.24x15,3. Pg.XXVIII, 492; 516; 528; VIII, 228. Legature coeve in mz.pelle con titoli e fregi impressi in oro ai dorsi e piatti marmorizzati. Testo su due colonne, in cornicetta a doppio filo. Frontespizio in cromolitografia al primo volume. Con le 500 vignette xilografiche intercalate nel testo, tratte dai maggiori illustratori della "Commedia", quali Flaxman, Ademollo, etc. Fioriture e chiose manoscritte a inchiostro e a matita. Il testo si apre con un discorso di Pietro Fraticelli "Della prima e principale allegoria del Poema di Dante". Buona edizione ottocentesca della "Commedia", che si avvale del prezioso apparato critico di Paolo Costa (Ravenna, 1771-1836). Assai difficile il reperimento completo dei quattro volumi. > Mambelli, 218. 3100 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Voyages de Lionnel Waffer contenant une description tres-exacte de lIsthme de l Amerique & de toute la nouvelle Espagne.

      kl.-8. 4 Bll., 398 S., 2 Bll. Mit 2 gefalt. Kupferkarten: 1. LIsatme et Golfes de Panama et de Darien (auf der Rückseite der Karte mont. hs. Notiz vom 3. Dezember 1840: contemplation de la Nature ...14 Zeilen). 2. Le Mexique. (fragment., am unteren Rand fehlen 2 cm.). Ldr. d. Zt. Rücken restaur. Mehrere Bll. m. Wurmfraß und geringem Textverlust. Wasserrand. Brunet V, 1398 Sabin 100944 (1709 edition) Cox II, 247 - Französ. Erstausgabe. - Lionnel Wafer (1640-1705), war ein walisischer Entdecker, Seeräuber und Privatier. Als Schiffsarzt unternahm Wafer (Waffer) mehrere Reisen in die Südsee und nach Südostasien. Schließlich ließ er sich auf Jamaica nieder um dort als Chirurg zu arbeiten. 1677 überzeugten ihn die bekannten Seeräuber John Cook und Linen bei ihnen als Arzt tätig zu werden. Bei einer Überlandreise wurde er verwundet und bei Cuna-Indianern am Istmus von Darien zurückgelassen. Er sammelte Informationen über deren Kultur, auch über ihren Schamanismus und studierte die Naturgeschichte des Istmus. Im nächsten Jahr verließ Waffer die Indianer mit dem Versprechen der Rückkehr und der Heirat der Schwester des Hauptmannes und Hunde aus England mitzubringen. 1690 war Wafer wieder in England und veröffentlichte fünf Jahre später dieses Werk. Die französische Erstauflage liegt hier vor. Wafer kehrte nicht mehr nach Zentralamerika zurück.

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        Le Cirque.'.

      - altkolorierte Lithographie v. F. Schmidt b. J. Jundt in Strasbourg, um 1840, 20,5 x 26,5 Sehr selten!

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        MALER. - Spielkartenmaler. "Der Kartenmaler, Schilder-Dosen und Tassen-Maler, etc.". Blick in den Arbeitsraum, der Spielkartenmaler zeigt einer Familie mit Hund fertige Spielkarten und einen fertigen Bogen, im Hintergrund an Tischen Gehilfen bei der Arbeit. In ovaler, floraler Umrandung mit Darstellungen aus dem täglichen Leben, sowie mehreren Spielkarten.

      - Lithographie von J. Greger nach C. Schuster bei M.R. Toma, um 1840, 33 x 36 cm. Aus der dekorativen und seltenen Folge: "Der Mensch und sein Beruf", in Lieferungen erschienen, Wien 1835-1841.

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        Rome Vue prise au dessus du Mont-Celio

      Parigi 1840 - Alfred Guesdon nasce a Nantes il 13 giugno del 1808, terminati gli studi classici parte nel 1829 alla volta di Parigi per entrare come allievo architetto nello studio di Antoine Martin Garnaud. Dal 1830 si dedicò a sperimentazioni e ricerche nel campo della litografia, prediligendo soggetti storici, vedute e panorami, tratti dai numerosi viaggi che egli fece in Europa. La peculiarità di queste vedute sta nel fatto che si tratta dei primi rilievi di città dall’alto, effettuati a bordo di una mongolfiera. Nel 1849 pubblica le tavole, in litografia, nel celebre L’Italie à vol d’oiseau., o storia e descrizione sommaria delle principali città di questo paese, di H. Etiennez, accompagnate da 40 grandi vedute generali, disegnate dal vero da Alfred Guesdon e litografate con due tinte da A. Rouargue, Jules Arnout, A. Cuvillier, A. Guesdon. Litografia tinta, finemente colorata a mano, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Molto rara. Bibliografia: D. Straffolino, Alfred Guesdon, L'Italie a vol d'oiseau (1849). La veduta a volo d'uccello dalle ali di Icaro alla mongolfiera; Cremonini, L’Italia nelle vedute e crate geografiche, pp. 241/242. Alfred Guesdon was born in Nantes, June the 13th 1808. Once he finished his classical studies, in 1829, he went to Paris, to study architecture as a pupil of Antoine Martin Garnaud. Starting from 1830, he devoted himself to experimentations and researches on the art of lithography, especially on historical subjects, views and landscapes he took from his many trips around Europe. The distinctiveness of these views is the fact that they are the first representations of the cities from above, realized on board of an air balloon. In 1849 he published the lithographic plates in the famous L’Italie à vol d’oiseau., o storia e descrizione sommaria delle principali città di questo paese, di H. Etiennez, accompagnate da 40 grandi vedute generali, disegnate dal vero da Alfred Guesdon e litografate con due tinte da A. Rouargue, Jules Arnout, A. Cuvillier, A. Guesdon. Color litograph, light oxidations, otherwise in very good condition. Very rare. Bibliografia: D. Straffolino, Alfred Guesdon, L'Italie a vol d'oiseau (1849). La veduta a volo d'uccello dalle ali di Icaro alla mongolfiera; Cremonini, L’Italia nelle vedute e crate geografiche, pp. 241/242. Dimensioni 520 370mm

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        Terra di Bari

      Napoli 1840 - "Bellissima carta manoscritta, raffigurante il barese da Barletta a Torre di Canne. Firmata in basso a sinistra "Riccardo di Francesco Guglielmi delineò" La carta è un probabile disegno preparatorio fatto eseguire da Gabriele De Sanctis, per il suo "Atlante Corografico del Regmo delle Due Sicilie", per la prima volta edito edito a Napoli nel 1843. La parte cartografica è assolutamnete fedele a quella che troviamo nell carta incisa, come pure i decori del cartiglio contenente il titolo, qui denominato "Terra di Bari", mentre nella carta a stampa verrà denominato "Provincia di Terra di Bari". Anche l'indicazione cardinale del nord, rappresentata da una freccia sulla destra, è identica. L’Atlante Corografico, come consuetudine all’epoca, uscì a dispense. Venne anche stampato un Manifesto di Associazione, probabilmente nel 1843, allo scopo di raccogliere sottoscrizioni per l’opera, nel quale era descritto il contenuto dell’opera, le carte già realizzate e il relativo costo. Nel prospetto erano previste anche due tavole con la "Posizione astronomica, topografica e geodesia, popolazione e divisione amministrativa " che non furono mai realizzate. Il materiale che utilizzò per la compilazione, era costituito dai due atlanti, anteriori solo di un decennio, realizzati dal Marzolla e da De Salvatori. Di fatto, De Sanctis non era né geografo né topografo, e il suo atlante è anzitutto un’opera di compilazione. Le tavole, prive di reticolo geografico, sono veri e proprio esercizi di grafica e calligrafica, che fanno dell’opera uno dei più raffinati atlanti del secolo. Scala di 10 miglia italiche pari a mm. 105. China ed acquarello su carta, leggeri difetti nei margini, per il resto in buono stato di conservazione." Dimensioni 900 610mm

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        New York City - 1840.

      ?New York?, steel engraving published in Londen in 1840 by the SDUK (Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge). Coloured by a later hand. Size: 37,6 x 30,3 cmVery finely engraved town plan centered on Lower Manhattan and extending north to 42nd Street. It shows Governors or Nutten Island, and a small portion of Brooklyn, Williamsburg, and Jersey City. In Manhattan the newly built Harlem Railroad is shown. Bellevue Hospital and its associated Alms Houses, and the House of Refuge in Madison Square are shown. Gramercy Park is noted along Irving Place. There are several proposed piers in the Hudson River, of which only some were completed. A table locates and names 40 important buildings. Along the bottom are large and finely rendered views of Broadway from the Park and another of City Hall.Price: ?750,-.

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