The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1840

        Du traitement medical et preservatif de la pierre et de la gravelle. . . .

      Paris: Crochard, 1840. 1st edition. 8vo.[ 4], xi, 452pp. 220 x 135mm. Contemporary green calf, richly gilt, a little rubbed. Some browning but a very good copy. FIRST EDITION, Presentation from Author, with Latin note to that effect on verso of free endpaper, dated December 2,1839. Probably the most successful among 19th century French lithotomists, Civiale founded the urology clinic at the Necker Hospital and wrote a series of important works on calculi, of which the above is one, dealing with other options than surgical. Murphy, History of Urology, 173ff. Kiefer 99.

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's Historyofscience.com]
 1.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Panoramaansicht, vom Kreuzberg aus, "Panorama von Bonn".

      - Stahlstich v. Grünewald n. Beck b. E. Weber in Bonn, um 1840, 8,3 x 52,5 Seltenes Panorama von Bonn. Der Betrachter blickt von einer Anhöhe auf die Stadt und das Rheintal, rechts im Hintergrund die Godesburg. Links im Vordergrund das Poppelsdorfer Schloß.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
 2.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Camp of the Gros Ventres

      1840. First Edition . BODMER, Karl. Camp of the Gros Ventres of the Prairies on the Upper Missouri. Paris: Arthus Bertrand (Imprimé de Bougeard), [1840]. Original hand-colored aquatint, plate impression measures 17 by 13 1/2 inches; window matted, entire piece measures 23 by 20 inches. $1800.Fine hand-colored folio plate (number 38), first state, from the magnificent Atlas volume for Maximilian Wied-Neuwied's Travels in the Interior of North America (1839-43).MaximilianÂ’s monumental work was originally published in German (1839-41); a French translation followed in 1840-43 and an English translation in 1843. A picture-atlas of eighty-one plates (48 folios and 33 “vignettes”) after paintings by Karl Bodmer was issued in Paris, and accompanied all three of these editions. This Atlas is now regarded as one of the most comprehensive and memorable visual surveys of the western territories ever produced. Unlike some other painters of the American West, Bodmer tried not to romanticize his subjects, but show them as they really were. “BodmerÂ’s watercolors are perhaps the most accurate works of art ever made of American Indians during the 19th century. His attention in detail to beadwork, personal symbols, clothing, accoutrements, and facial expression make these portraits precious documents of a lost world” (Robert Moore). This superb hand-colored aquatint depicts the events of August 5th, 1833, when Prince MaximilianÂ’s 60-foot keelboat Flora anchored opposite a Gros Ventre encampment at the mouth of the Judith River. The camp contained over 200 tipis and the boat was soon surrounded by visitors looking to trade. MaximilianÂ’s party was far outnumbered and the situation became somewhat tense. In his journal entry for that day, the Prince noted, “If it was their intention to treat us in a hostile manner, there was no way for us to escape; and how easily might the most trifling dispute with these rude men lead to a breach, by which fifty whites, in the power of eight or nine hundred Indians, would have had no chance. They were therefore treated with much apparent confidence and familiarity, and everything went off very well.” This wonderful print is folio number 38 (with the requisite three separate imprint statements, captions in German, French, and English, and the artistÂ’s embossed stamp: “C. Bodmer Direct”). First state, without date in the imprint statement. Ruud, 202-03. See Howes M443a; Wagner-Camp 76; Streeter 1809. Hand-coloring vivid and colors true, faint “speckled” foxing (not affecting the quality of the image). A very desirable and rare Bodmer, in extremely good condition.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
 3.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        AN ACT FOR THE REGULATION OF THE DUTIES OF POSTAGE

      The Queens most excellent Majesty 1840 - 32pp removed from the Public General Statutes of 10th August 1840 CAP XCVI of Victoria Reginae. One of the most important documents for the collector of Postal History of GB. Includes the Postal rates for UK and abroad. THIS IS NOT A PHOTOCOPY ETC. This is from my own Philatelic collection. I have 28 other Acts relating to the Post Office which I am also interested in selling as one lot and the 2 volume quarter bound leather books on the Post Office Acts reprinted 1977 which I am interested in selling. (I would much rather use the money on my collection) The 2nd photograph shows the other items available as one lot but not part of this one althouth they could all be grouped together. Language: eng Language: eng 0.0 [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: C. & A.J. Barmby]
 4.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Post Reise Karte Deutschland Eisenbahn Dampfschiffahrt, Lithographie um 1840

       98 x 116 cm reine Bildgröße Post-Reise-Karte von Deutschland mit spezieller Angabe der Eisenbahn- und Dampfschiffahrt-Verbindungen, unter der Leitung der Generaladministration der Königl. Bayer. Posten nach amtlichen Mittheilungen bearbeitet. Carte routiere et postale de l\'Allemagne... Grenzkolorierte lithographierte Karte erschienen in München, wohl bei Piloty, um 1840. Eck-Kartuschen mit Abbildungen von Eisenbahnen und Schiffen. Am Rande Eisenbahnverbindungen mit Stationen in Deutschland und Europa sowie Schiffsverbindungen mit Anleger Donau Rhein & Elbe. Auf Leinwandsegmente montiert, somit faltbar. Riesige frühe Eisenbahnkarte in guter Erhaltung. Wir verkaufen nur Originale und garantieren für deren Echtheit uneingeschränkt. Versand D: 2,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: orbispictus]
 5.   Check availability:     buchfreund.de     Link/Print  


        Master Humphrey's Clock

      1840. First Edition . DICKENS, Charles. Master HumphreyÂ’s Clock. London: Chapman and Hall, 1840-41. Three volumes. Large octavo, mid-20th century three-quarter polished red calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, burgundy and blue morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. $1700.First edition, bound from parts, with frontispiece plates in each volume and almost 200 in-text illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot Knight Browne (“Phiz”), quite handsomely bound by Frost.When Dickens conceived of this work, he “had already written his preface to [Nicholas Nickleby], in which for the first time he adopts that fond and agreeable tone towards his audience which he wished to continue” in Master HumphreyÂ’s Clock, “his aim being, he said, that of Â…one who wished their happiness, and contributed to their amusement.Â’ Here is Dickens as the man of feeling, uniting all his readership in a concord of affection and brotherhood” (Ackroyd, 291). Includes The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge. First issued in both weekly and monthly parts. This copy bound from parts, with part numbers printed to the left of each gathering mark. Smith 6. Hatton & Cleaver, 163-64. Eckel, 67-70. Contemporary owner signature to title page of Volume III.Text with occasional light foxing and soiling. Bindings with light scuffing to spine labels. A fine set, handsomely bound.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
 6.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Groningen, Tussen Beide Markten - ca. 1840-1860.

      ?Tusschen de Beide Markten Groningen?. Lithografie vervaardigd ca. 1840-1860 door Steendrukkerij J.H. v/d. Weijer te Groningen naar een tekening van Sybolt Berghuis (1820-1896). Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm. 41,5 x 46 cm.Gezicht van de Groningse binnenstad naar het westen, Tussen Beide Markten van de Grote Markt naar de Vismarkt. In de achtergrond de Aa-toren.In het midden van de 19de-eeuw kent Groningen een periode van grote bevolkingsgroei waarbij omwille van stadsuitbreiding de poorten werden gesloopt en de vesting werd ontmanteld. Groningen werd de zesde stad van Nederland. Vanaf 1854 is er een gemeentelijke gasfabriek, waardoor de openbare weg, maar ook veel interieurs van winkels en woningen nu voor het eerst voldoende werden verlicht. Eveneens in de jaren 1850 kwam er een einde aan de private mestvaalten binnen de stad en werd er een begin gemaakt met de aanleg van riolering. Pas vanaf 1880 kregen woningen een aansluiting op de waterleiding.Het betrekkelijke isolement waarin Groningen verkeerde, werd toen voor wat betreft landverkeer verbroken. De eerste bestrate rijksweg, naar Assen, werd geopend in 1825, maar werd pas in in 1839 doorgetrokken naar Zwolle. In 1842 en 1849 volgden de Friesestraatweg en de weg naar de grens richting Hannover. Pas als laatste grote stad in ons land maakte Groningen in 1866 kennis met het spoor.In het witte gebouw links op de prent, het zgn. Blokhuis, verkoopt men manufacturen. In 1893 zou het ?telefoonbureel? van de Nederlandsche Bell Telephoon Maatschappij zich hier vestigen, waar telefonistes de verbindingen legden voor telefoon-abonnees van de stad. (Thans bevindt zich op deze plek Bakkerij Bart.) Er tegenover was de paraplu- en parasolwinkel van Lestrade gevestigd. Meer richting Vismarkt zien we ook de lakenwinkel van J.G. Bakker.Tussen Beide Markten anno 2015Prijs: ?925,-.

      [Bookseller: Inter-Antiquariaat MEFFERDT & DE JONGE]
 7.   Check availability:     NVvA     Link/Print  


        XVIII. Aigocerus Equina - The Roan Antelope.

      W. Pickering 1840 - Lithograph. Original hand colour Size: 53 x 35 cm Very good condition From Portraits of the Game and Wild Animals of Southern Africa, Delineated from Life in Their Natural Haunts, During a Hunting Expedition From the Cape Colony as Far as the Tropic of Capricorn in 1836 & 1837. This is one of the rarest and most important works on large African Game. This folio was published in five parts containing in total 30 colour plates of the animals in their own habitat that Harris encountered while traveling and hunting in Africa.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
 8.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        DRESDEN., "Belvedere auf der Brühlschen Terrasse in Dresden". Blick auf Belvedere, rechts die Elbe, im Hintergrund katholische Hofkirche. Mit sehr hübscher Personenstaffage.

      Altkol. Lithographie mit Tonplatte von und nach W. Bässler, gedruckt bei J. Braunsdorf, verlegt bei E. Müller, Dresden, um 1840, 28 x 38,5 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. II, S. 349. - Schöne Ansicht in herrlichem Altkolorit, breitrandig und tadellos erhalten! Sachsen und Sachsen-Anhalt

      [Bookseller: Buch- und Kunstantiquariat]
 9.   Check availability:     booklooker.de     Link/Print  


        Group of large autograph leaves of reminiscences and reflections, unsigned, (John, 1801-1870, Painter and Sculptor)

      1840 - and apparently unpublished, in his fine hand, including a striking and accomplished pencil drawing, 'Sir Francis Chantrey's visit to see my Model' (of 'Adam and Eve lamenting over the dead body of Abel', exhibited in 1823), together 12 sides on 10 sheets18" x 13¾", loose in a contemporary portfolio, no place, no date but watermark Wood was the son of a drawing master in Whitechapel. He painted portraits (including Peel and Earl Grey) and his historical and literary subjects had an assurance and power of invention which brought him a great reputation at the time. His reminiscences are under various headings, some dramatic - "A life trial or adventure", "Scene - My father's house in Whitechapel", - and some reflective, "A Tableau of the Past". They begin with his first day as an apprentice, at Rudolf Ackermann's in the Strand. Believing he would be engaged in drawing and design, he was set to copy a manuscript on to a stone for printing, and in bitter disappointment walked home, to explain all to his parents. Studying at Henry Sass's school, he was given some clay and a modelling tool, with which he made the subject of the present drawing. He tells of Chantrey's only adverse comment, whereupon he seized some string, decapitated Abel and at once made the neck somewhat shorter, while Chantrey looked on. Then at the R.A. schools, he won the gold medal for painting, and he tells in affectionate terms how Lawrence, P.R.A., interviewed him and advised him to take lodgings in the West End. Wood's father "expostulated" but did not hold him back. The last four sides tell of his intense gratitude to Providence, and his pleasure that his father lived to know of his success.

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
 10.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


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

      - altgouachierte Lithographie n. u. v. Lütke ( Druck Königl. Lith. Institut ) b. Schröder in Berlin, um 1840, 16,3 x 25,8 Nicht bei Drescher/Kroll. - Wie bei altgouachierten Blättern häufig, ist das Blatt bis zur Bildkante beschnitten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
 11.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        De la Télégraphie de Jour et de Nuit.

      Paris, Chez tous les Marchands de Nouveautés 1840 - XV,214,(1) S. und 3 ausfaltbare Tafeln (etwas angerändert). Bibliotheks-Halbleinwand.- Es handelt sich um ein ausgesondertes Bibl. Exemplar mit obligat Stempeln, Seiten vereinzelt etwas fleckig oder gebräunt. Mit handschriftlicher Signatur und Widmung des Autors auf dem Vortitel. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: A la Recherche]
 12.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        De la télégraphie de jour et de nuit.

      Paris, Chez tous les marchands de nouveautés, 1840. ____ Première édition. Jules Guyot propose un système de télégraphe Chappe utilisable de nuit, par un procédé d'éclairage à l'hydrogène liquide. Il s'oppose en cela à l'administrateur en chef des télégraphes, Alphonse Foy, qui recherchait une solution avec un éclairage à l'huile. Exemplaire du Duc d'Orléans, luxueusement relié, il porte son cachet sur le faux titre et un envoi signé de l'auteur sur un feuillet de garde. Illustré par 3 très grandes planches dépliantes en lithographie. Quelques feuillets brunis. Très bel exemplaire. Rare. *****. In-8. [210 x 132 mm] Collation : XV, 214, (2) pp., 3 planches h.-t. Chagrin noir, dos très orné, encadrements dorés et à froid sur les plats, tranches dorées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

      [Bookseller: Hugues de Latude]
 13.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        BASEDOW., "Schloss Basedow" mit Nebengebäuden. Ansicht von einem Waldweg mit Blick über den Schloßteich.

      Lithographie, um 1840, 23,5 x 32,5 cm. Die rare Lithographie ohne Rand auf altes Papier montiert. Das Wappen im unteren Rand abgeschnitten. Bra-Me-Po

      [Bookseller: Buch- und Kunstantiquariat]
 14.   Check availability:     booklooker.de     Link/Print  


        \"Schloss Basedow\" mit Nebengebäuden. Ansicht von einem Waldweg mit Blick über den Schloßteich.

       Lithographie, um 1840, 23,5 x 32,5 cm. Die rare Lithographie ohne Rand auf altes Papier montiert. Das Wappen im unteren Rand abgeschnitten. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Bra-Me-Po

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bierl]
 15.   Check availability:     buchfreund.de     Link/Print  


        STRESA LAC MAJEUR. Execute d'apres l'original du daguerroype. (Lago Maggiore).

      1840. Milano, Artaria, 1840/1842, acquatinta con bellissima coloritura coeva, cm. 21,4 x 16,3, applicata su cartoncino editoriale. Ottimo stato.

      [Bookseller: Dominioni Alessandro Libreria]
 16.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        Teilansicht, Schloß, "Das Schloß Schwerin von der Seite der vordern Schlossbrücke".

      - kol. Lithographie v. Mau n. Hintze, um 1840, 24 x 32,5

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
 17.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        I promessi sposi: storia del secolo XVII scoperta e rifatta da Alessandro Manzoni: edizione riveduta dall'autore. Storia della colonna infame: inedita. Legato assieme a: Sulla tortura e singolarmente sugli effetti che produsse all'occasione delle unzioni malefiche, alle quali si attribuì la pestilenza che devastò Milano l'anno 1630, osservazioni del conte Pietro Verri, ripubblicate per far seguito alla storia della colonna infame descritta dal signor Alessandro Manzoni.

      Guglielmini e Radaelli - Giovanni Silvestri, Milano, 1840. 2 v. legati in uno (864 p.; 64 p.), 28 cm, m.p. Buono, ordinari segni d'uso, ex libris. La nota prima edizione del romanzo nella sua versione definitiva, successiva al risciacquo dei panni in Arno, accresciuta della "Storia della colonna infame" e illustrata dalle xilografie tratte da disegni del Gonin e di altri. Con circa 450 incisioni nel testo. Legatura coeva con dorso a quattro nervi, fregi e titoli oro, tagli verde chiaro.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Adige]
 18.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        Atrichia Clamosa. (Noisy Scrub Bird)

      1840 - John Gould, the author of the masterwork on Australian birds "The Birds of Australia", is considered the father of Australian ornithology.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
 19.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        OLIVER TWIST [or The Parish Boy's Progress] In Three Volumes

      London: Richard Bentley, 1840. New Edition [cf. Tillotson Transactions of the Bibliographical Society. Fifth Series, Vol. XVIII, No. 2, June 1963; Smith, Notes 5d and 5e]. Publisher's original dark red-brown diaper cloth, vertically-ribbed, with gilt spine lettering (imprint present); arabesque design in blind to the boards. Average wear to extremities; spines sunned; light foxing and occasional edge-darkening to plates. VG.. Three volumes: [2], 331, [1, blank], [4, ads] pp.; [2], 307, [1, blank] pp.; [2], 315, [1, blank] pp. 24 engraved plates by George Cruikshank. 8vo. 8-1/4" x 5" Volumes I and II of the Bentley's fictitious "new edition," printed from the plates of the Second Edition, with Vol III of the 1840 publication (this volume entirely reset and printed by Schulze). Given the matched casings, we presume the sheets were sent by the publisher to bindery at the same time and so sold as a set in 1840. Tillotson mentions having seen only one other copy of the New Edition, at the London Library, rebound and lacking the advertisements; Smith notes that it is "[v]ery scarce" and adds that the 1840 issue is also "quite scarce."

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
 20.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        LE METAMORFOSI di... ridotte in ottava rima da Gio. Andrea Dell'Anguillara ornate di stampe litografiche dirette e pubblicate da Antonio Zezon.

      presso l'Editore Litografo, 1840. gr. vol. in folio, pp. (4), 486, (2), bella leg. m. pelle coeva con tit. oro al d. con fregi. Con doppio front. e due ritr. di Ovidio e di G.A. Dell'Anguillara. Con 118 belle tavv. litogr. a piena pagina di illustrazione al testo su due colonne e 4 tavv. raffigurante le stagioni. Le tavole sono disegnate da Deluise e inc. in litografia da Antonio Zezon. Le prime 2 tavv. di ritratti leggermente rifilate al margine bianco inf., qualche abrasione sulla prima cb, ottimo esempl. [459]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Scriptorium]
 21.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        THE PATHFINDER: OR, THE INLAND SEA

      Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1840. First American Edition. First Printing (UK edition precedes), Blanck's first state (of four), with imprints of J.Fagan and T.K. & P.G. Collins at center of p.[2]. Two small octavo volumes (19.5cm); publishers original purple muslin with printed paper spine labels; [1]-3,iv,13-240; [1],2-233pp. Both volumes bear a slight forward lean, spines faded, with wear to labels, particularly to lower half of Vol.2; moderate foxing to preliminary and terminal leaves, less so otherwise, and primarily at the margins; Very Good and sound, without repair or restoration. Housed in a custom slipcase and chemise. Handsome copy of Cooper's fourth novel featuring fictitious frontier hero Natty Bumppo, and the third chronological installment of his Leatherstocking Tales. BAL 3892.

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
 22.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Trient.

      Kurz, Monaco, 1840. Incisione in acciaio di cm 20,6x24. Buono. Veduta prospettica del Castello del Buonconsiglio di Carlo Rothmann. Pubblicata su CHEMELLI, Aldo "Trento nelle stampe d'arte." scheda n. 57 pg. 214. Piuttosto rara.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Adige]
 23.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        Traité de l'aliénation mentale ou de la nature, des causes, des symptômes et du traitement de la folie, comprenant des observations sur les établissements d'aliénés. Ouvrage traduit de l'anglais avec des notes et une introduction historique et statistique par Th. Archambault, enrichi de notes par Esquirol.

      Paris, Rouvier, 1840. ____ Première édition, publiée la même année que l'édition anglaise. Cette édition est particulièrement intéressante pour les nombreuses notes d'Esquirol en bas de page. L'introduction d'Archambault occupe 141 pages. Bel exemplaire, COMPLET AVEC SES DEUX PLANCHES dépliantes in-fine. *****. In-8. Collation : (4), 141, 500 pp., 2 planches h.-t. Demi-basane brune, dos orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

      [Bookseller: Hugues de Latude]
 24.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        Narrative of an Expedition to the Polar Sea

      1840. First Edition . (WRANGEL, Ferdinand von.) SABINE, Edward, editor. Narrative of an Expedition to the Polar Sea, in the Years 1820, 1821, 1822, & 1823. Commanded by Lieutenant, now Admiral, Ferdinand von Wrangell, of the Russian Imperial Navy. London: James Madden, 1840. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter green morocco. $1500.First edition in English of this report of a Russian naval expedition in the Arctic Sea, with a large folding map of Northeastern Siberia.Von Wrangel (whose name also appears in transliteration as Vrangel or Wrangell) headed a Russian government expedition to survey the coast eastward from the Kolyma River and northward in the East Siberian Sea for new land. The expedition was able to establish that north of Cape Shelagsky was only open sea, and not land; charted the Siberian coast from the Indigirka River to Kolyuchinskaya Bay; and collected data on climate, geomagnetics, glaciers, natural resources and population. “These explorations seemed to confirm the existence of an open and navigable sea deep in the Arctic” (Hill 1916). Von Wrangel went on to become the Russian governmentÂ’s chief administrator of Russian settlements in North America, and later president of the Russian-American Company and the Minister of the Russian Navy. He opposed the 1867 sale of Alaska to the United States. This edition is a translation from the 1839 German edition “with some abridgement of text, and the omission of meteorological tables in appendix” (Arctic Bibliography 18994). Sabine was himself an arctic explorer, having served in expeditions under John Ross and Edward Parry; the text of this edition was translated by SabineÂ’s wife Elizabeth. The Russian edition, with the title Expedition Along the North Siberian Coast and in the Arctic Sea during the Years 1820-1824, was not published until 1841. Fitzgerald 760. Ex-library, with library bookplate. Bookseller ticket.Light soiling and finger marks to text, with embrowning of preliminary and concluding leaves, including folding map. Map backed in silk. Light rubbing to binding. A near-fine copy of a scarce polar title.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
 25.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK

      1840 - [a handsome copy] With Illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne. [In Three Volumes.] London: Chapman and Hall, 1840/-41/-41. Original blind-stamped purple-brown cloth with gilt-decorated spines and front covers. First Edition in book form of THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP and of BARNABY RUDGE. After NICHOLAS NICKLEBY, Dickens decided that all his future novels would be issued as loosely-connected tales presented by one Master Humphrey; furthermore, serialization would be weekly, and with illustrations printed within the text rather than on separate plates. MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK was initially issued in 88 weekly (and also grouped as 20 monthly) parts; the three volumes in cloth were accordingly published separately, at intervals of about seven months. Simultaneous with the publication of Vol III, MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK was divided and issued as two separate one-volume novels -- at which time Dickens gave up on the experiment, and reverted to the old formula (monthly serial parts, with separate plates) for MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT and subsequent novels.~This set is in the primary (and usual) binding, with the gilt front cover clock whose hands point to the appropriate volume number. Subscribers to serial parts could have them bound into this "original publisher's cloth" at a multitude of places, so variations of endpapers and edges are many. We have seen copies of MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK with several variations of endpapers: marbled, light coffee-brown, plain white, and (as here) pale yellow. The page edges are plain (some copies with marbled endpapers also have marbled edges).~The condition of the volumes is very good-plus: there is very slight wear at a few extremities (bottom edges) and some of the endpapers have minor cracking, but there is less than the usual fading of the spines, the cover gilt remains nice and bright, and there is scarcely any foxing within. Smith I pp 44-57. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]]
 26.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Domaine privé du Roi Château d'Eu

      Imprimerie Pihan Delaforest (Morinval) rue des Bons Enfants, 34, 1840. demi-maroquin, dos long à colonnade, plats marbrés avec pièce de titre maroquin au centre, titre en lettres d'or. 20 pages de texte suivies de 44 plans représentant des vues en coupe, des plans du château et du domaine ainsi que 6 vues dessinées par Fontaine et gravées par Pantographe-Gavard : la Galerie des Guises, vue de l'escalier, vues du Château d'Eu du côté de la ville, du côté du parc et du côté de la rivière de Bresle, une vue du pavillon de Mademoiselle au bout du parc du Château d'Eu du côté de la mer. Ex-libris de Félicie Meunié D'Hostel (petite-fille de Fontaine). Dos éclairci. Rousseurs éparses.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Christian Chaboud]
 27.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        Die Preußischen indirekten Steuern oder die auf Produktion, Fabrikation und Konsumtion ruhenden Abgaben im Innern der preußischen Staaten. Eine systematische geordnete Zusammenstellung der darauf Bezug habenden Gesetze und Verordnungen. Erster Theil; Zweiter Theil.

      Potsdam, Verlag von Ferdinand Riegel, 1837-1840. - XXIII, (1) 295 (1); XV, 169 (1) S., kl.qt., Pp., Rsch.sp., Eckn. bestoßen, StaTvT. -- Der erste Teil umfasst den Zeitraum bis zum Schluß des Jahres 1835, der zweite Teil bis 1839, ". auch einige Nachträge aus den Vorjahren . insofern spätere Erlasse der obersten Finanz-Behörde darauf zurückgewiesen haben, oder früheren speziellen Verfügungen eine ausgedehntere Anwendbarkeit beigelegt worden. ." - Mit einer Einleitung zur Geschichte der indirekten Steuer und jeweils einem alphabetischen Sach-, Namen- und Wort-Register sowie einem chronologischen Register der Gesetze, Verordnungen, Reskripte etc.-- [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: oeconomie.de | Antiquariat Hohmann]
 28.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Document signed by Louis Philippe I (1773-1850) as King of France (1830-1848) during the period known as the July Monarchy.

      No publisher, France 1840 - One page letter, signed by Louis Philippe. Countersigned by Charles Remusat (1797-1875), Le Ministre Secretaire d'Etat de l'Interieur (Ministry of the Interior). The letter was folded into fourths. The letter reads "Monsieur Perrier, nous vous faisons savoir que l'ouverture de la session des Chambres aura lieu a Paris, le mercredi 28 Octobre present mois, et que vous dever y assister. Votre affectionne [signed] Louis Philippe." It was sent from "Au Palais de Saint-Cloud le 8 Octobre 1840". Size: Quarto (4to) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller ABAA]
 29.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        THE FLORAL ALPHABET. No imprint or date.

      Comprising 26 lithographed cards of flowers, the majority hand-coloured; with names of the flowers and a letter of the alphabet printed in upper and lower case. Each card oblong: 7.5x11.5cm. Contained in the original box with mounted pictorial lithographed label. Box expertly restored; label dust-soiled; else an excellent set.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
 30.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        Torbole. Am Lago di Garda.

      Podesta A., Monaco, 1840. Litografia di dimensioni 30,5x44,5 cm. Buono, ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo. Veduta di Torbole sul lago di Garda. In basso al centro il monogramma "A.E.K." racchiuso nella data 1838. Scheda bibliografica tratta da "Il Garda nelle stampe" a cura di Ugo Spini, scheda n. 187.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Adige]
 31.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        Souvenir a Hambourg; Remembrance of Hamburgh; Erinnerungen an Hamburg; eine Sammlung der interssantesten Ansichten von Hamburg und dessen Umgegend. Treu nach der Natur gezeichnet und in Stahl gestochen von den beruhmtesten deutschen englishcen Kunstlern.

      Hamburg, Germany: B. S. Berendsohn, 1840. Oblong book containing 50 engraved plates plus a quad-fold view of Hamburg. Original boards, rebacked in leather with endpapers renewed. Most plates are separated by a variety of different colored tissue guards. Title page in gold. Two plates contain creasing. 47 plates and the large fold-out lithgraph by Berendsohn, with plates 3 by G. G. Lange of Darmstadt. There is very minor foxing to the margins of a few of the plates. Clean and unmarked. No date of publication listed: circa 1840. Pictorial works; Germany; Architecture.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Octavo (8vo).

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller (ABAA) ]
 32.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        Straw-necked Ibis

      Vol VI; Ebes 478 Richter after Gould Straw-necked Ibis An original lithograph with later hand-colour for Gould's 'Birds of Australia', 1840-48 530 x 360 mm approx £520

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
 33.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        Souvenirs de l'Empereur

      1840.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Trippini Sergio]
 34.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        Ko nga upoko ewitu o te Pukapuka a te Poropiti a Raniera: me te Pukapuka ano hoki a te Poropiti a Hona: Paihia (New Zealand), "Perehi o nga Mihanere" (= Missionary Press [operated by William Colenso]), 1840. Large 12mo (20 x 12 cm). Contemporary grey paper wrapper.

      - Hocken, Bibliography . New Zealand, 34 note (p. 507); Williams, Bibliography of printed Maori 44 (citing Bleek, p. 40 & Hocken, p. 507). Untrimmed and partly unopened copy of an early Maori edition printed in New Zealand, containing the beginning of the Book of Daniel (1-7: Nebuchadnezzar's dream and Daniel's dream) and the whole of the Book of Jonah (1-4: Jonah and the whale), translated into Maori and printed and published by the missionary press in the town of Paihia on the northernmost island of New Zealand. A nearly identical edition, also published in 1840 does not include Daniel 7 (hence "e witu" [= seven] in the present title and "e ono" [= six] in the other). The mission had been established there in 1826 and the press produced its first work, selected epistles from the New Testament, in 1835.Waterstains throughout and several small holes in the outer margins of the least leaf, likely already present before printing. Still a reasonable copy, wholly untrimmed. One of the earliest examples of printing in the Maori language, from New Zealand's first successful printing office.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books]
 35.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Sammelblatt, "Plan der kaiserl. koenigl. Provinzial Hauptstadt Innsbruck u. der nächsten Umgebungen.".

      - Kupferstich v. J. Gross b. Unterberger Innsbruck, 1840, 34 x 36 Vergl. Nebehay-Wagner 933, Adelsberger, Die Stadtvedute Innsbrucks in der Druckgraphik, 99. Sehr seltener und äußerst dekorativer Plan von Innsbruck mit 17 Randansichten: Oben Mitte (dann weiter im Uhrzeigersinn) Innsbruck gegen Süden, Martinswand, Staendehaus und Post, Universitaets-Gasse, Neustadt, Triumph-Pforte, Sill-Fall bei Wiltau, Adreas Hofers Standbild, Schloss Ambras, Weiherburg, Kaiser Max. I Grabmahl, Pfarrkirche u. Kloster Wiltau (Wilten), Inn Brücke, Goldenes Dachl Gebäude, Ottoburg u.K.K. Stdt. u. Landr. Gebaeude, K.K.Hofburg und Rennplatz und Büchsenhausen; unterhalb der Darstellung zweisprachig "Topographisch-statistische Notitzen und Angabe der Sehenswürdigkeiten"; ursprünglich bei J. Gross erschienen, hier allerdings mit dem Trockenstempel von Unterberger am unteren Bildrand; unterhalb der Darstellung berieben (möglicherweise mit ausgekratzter Verlagsangabe von J. Gross), gering fleckig, sonst breitrandig und gut erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
 36.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Dresden, original Aquatintaradierung.

      Prachtvolle grosse Vedute von DresdenGestochen von Christian Gottlob Hammer nach dem Entwurf von Gotthold Theodor Thieme. Die Stadt von der Br?hlschen Terrasse mit Blick auf Schloss, Theaterplatz mit Hofkirche, Schlo?kirche, Semper-Oper, die Elbe, ein Teil der Augustusbr?cke, im Hintergrund das Japanische Palais. Der Platz und die Terrasse belebt durch reiche Figurenstaffage. Verlegt von Rittners Kunsthandlung Dresden um 1840.Hammer (1779 - 1864) zählt zu den bedeutesten Dresdner Veduten-Stechern. Bekannt wurde er vor allem durch seine Ansichten aus Sachsen, Nordb?hmen und Schlesien. Mit zu seinen besten Arbeiten z?len die Dresdner Ansichten f?r den Verleger Rittner. Ein gro?er Bewunderer seines Schaffens war Goethe, der ihn 1810 in seinem Atelier besuchte.Altkolorierte Umrissradierung, neu angerandet. Abb.: 43,5 x 63 cm.Preis: ?1.500,-.

      [Bookseller: Inter-Antiquariaat MEFFERDT & DE JONGE]
 37.   Check availability:     NVvA     Link/Print  


        Großes Wiener Affentheater. Zwei ausserordentlich große Vorstellungen von bewunderungswürdigen Fertigkeits-Uebungen, in Kunstreiten, Voltigiren, Seiltänzen mit und ohne Balancirstange, künstlichen Wendungen und höchst komischen Scenen durch Affen und Hunde auszuführen. (Unterzeichner:) Heinrich Schreyer.

      (München), 4. und 5. August 1840. Einblattdruck mit 2 Holzschnitten. Blattgr.: 55 x 42 cm. Wurzbach XXXI, 305: "Heinrich Schreyer, Menageriebesitzer und Thierhändler, war aus Lemberg in Galizien gebürtig (geb. 1793, gest. zu Wien 22. August 1847). Im Sommer 1847 kam er nach Wien, wo er im Prater das große Affentheater erbaute, welches er im Juni d. J. eröffnete. Der Zulauf zu dieser Sehenswürdigkeit - die Dressur der Hunde und Affen war psychologisch merkwürdig - war ein ungeheurer. In wenigen Wochen hatte S. einen Gewinn von über 20.000 fl. erzielt. Aber mit diesem Glücke seines Unternehmens schritt das Unglück in seiner Familie Hand in Hand. Kaum in Wien angekommen, erkrankten Frau und Kinder am Typhus. Kaum waren aber diese genesen, wurde er selbst von der Seuche hingerafft. Das Theater führte nun die Witwe fort. Später übernahm das Ganze Casanova, der in Schreyer's Diensten gestanden und der nun einige Zeit noch in Wien Vorstellungen gab. Im Jahre 1861 brachte der damalige Volkssänger Fürst die Bude käuflich an sich, gestaltete sie um und eröffnete sie am 21. April 1862 als Singspielhalle, aus welcher das Volkstheater im Prater und zuletzt das „Fürst-Theater" sich entwickelte. Anregend im Hinblick auf Abrichtung der Thiere, wirkte die Schreyer'sche Affenbude auf die Bevölkerung ganz anders, wie der Cancan der Fürst'schen Bühne! Noch sei bemerkt, daß Schreyer während seines kurzen Aufenthaltes in Wien im Jahre 1847 dem im genannten Jahre errichteten Affenhause in der Schönbrunner Menagerie die erste Affenbevölkerung lieferte.". - U. a. kommt das mit Affen besetzte Stück "Die reisende Gesellschaft, oder: die Auswanderung aus Brasilien" zur Aufführung; die Holzschnitte mit Szenen des Stückes. Bücher de

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
 38.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        Blick zum Gesamtansichtsthaus, "Gr. Winterberg. Restauration" ( handschr. ).

      - altgouachierte Lithographie b. Meysel in Dresden, um 1840, 18,5 x 25 Selten ! Ansicht in prachtvollem Altkolorit. Bis auf die Darstellung allseitig beschnitten und montiert.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
 39.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        KALENDER. - Kalender für katholische Christen auf das Jahr 1841 (bis 1914).

      Sulzbach, Seidel, (-) 1840 - 74 Jg. in 22 Bdn. 21 x 13,5 cm. Über 8500 S. Mit vielen Textholzstichen. Pp. d. Zt. mit hs. Rsch., sowie 5 Jahrgänge in OBroschur und 2 Jahrgänge in HLwd. unter Verwendung der OBroschur. Lentner 3468: "Der vorzüglich redig. bayerisch-patriotische Kalender enthält neben dem gewöhnlichen Kalendarium eine ausserordentl. grosse Anzahl gedieg. u. wertvoller Aufsätze zur bayer. Orts- und Geschichtskunde etc., Legenden u. Abbildgn. d. Heiligen, Erzählungen aus dem Leben (bayer.) gottsel. Männer und Frauen, Beschreibgn. und Abbildgn. von Schlachten, Schlössern, Burgruinen u. Kirchen, viel. geistl. Orten, Wallfahrten, Monumenten etc. etc. u. bietet somit eine reiche Quelle zur bayer. Orts- u. Klostergeschichte". - Bei dem Kalender auf das Jahr 1841 handelt es sich um den zweiten "im Jahre 1888 vorgenommenen Abdruck ohne Kalendarium". - Beiliegt das Inhaltsverzeichnis des Kalenders für die Jahre 1841-1890 (50 Jahrgänge). - Die Einbände bestoßen und etwas fleckig (die Broschur zu Jahrgang 1912 mit Randläsuren, Bibliotheksmarken und mehrfach gestempelt). Alle Bände mehrfach gestempelt, papierbedingt teils etwas gebräunt und/oder stockfleckig. - Eine einmalige Fundgrube zur bayerischen Orts-, Kirchen- und Klostergeschichte mit hunderten von Holzstich-Ansichten von Link. Es sind nahezu sämtliche bayerischen Wallfahrtsorte beschrieben und abgebildet. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
 40.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        System des heutigen Römischen Rechts.

      Berlin: Veit und Comp.,, 1840-49, 1851. [With:] HEUSER, O. L. Sachen- und Quellen-Reister zu von Savigny's System des heutigen römischen Rechts. 9 volumes, octavo (200 x 122 mm). Contemporary marbled boards, spines ruled gilt, gilt lettered paper labels, top edges stained red. Ownership inscription of Malikow Michael Weltzien dated 1841 to first free endpaper, with his occasional contemporary underlining and marginalia in ink, bookplate of August Weltzien to front pastedowns. Volume I neatly rebacked preserving the original spine, two spine labels replaced with gilt lettered cloth labels to style; spine ends, corners and board edges somewhat worn, marbled paper of the last 4 volumes slightly different. Some marginal dampmarking, occasional offset and spotting; withal a very good set. First edition of Savigny's massive work - over 4000 pages long - which demonstrated the great and living unity of much of the Roman law. His earlier writings, with their emphasis on the Volksgeist and their application of the historical method, had expressed his reaction, influenced by romanticism, against the natural law theories of the French Revolution and of liberalism generally. In his dogmatic teaching, however, he not only affirmed the doctrines of eighteenth-century rationalist jurisprudence but made these doctrines the basis of his system. The System is "based on fundamental notions of German natural law theory as well as on Kant's legal philosophy. Within the framework of these categories, Savigny transcended Roman law in many respects, adapting it to modern requirements or developing new solutions, many of which have become influential in German and other legal science; for example, his doctrines of contract and corporation, and particularly his system of private international law - which, like the systems of Story and Mancini, counts among the classic theories in this branch of law." (IESS 14, p. 22).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 41.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        SIERRA LEONE / MANUMISSION OF SLAVES: Map of Part of the Western Coast of Africa extending from the Isles de Loss to Sherboro Island. Particularly Exhibiting the Discoveries lately made to the N.E. of Sierra Leone by Surgeon O’Beirne and Major Ling. Compiled from original Documents in the Colonial Office.

      London, [circa ]. 1840 - Steel engraving with original outline hand colour, on 2 sheets joined with original linen tape (Excellent, exceptionally magnificent original outline colour, a stellar example), 65.5 x 97 cm (26 x 38 inches). James Wyld the Younger’s important map of Sierra Leone, featuring the tracks of British expeditions into the interior, a stellar example featuring unusually magnificent original hand colour. This gorgeous, large format and historically important work was perhaps the best known early map of the British Colony of Sierra Leone, home to one of the Empire’s most curious socio-political experiments. The map embraces what are today northern Sierra Leone and the southeastern extremity of Guinea. It shows that while the coastlines are mapped with trigonometric accuracy (by the Royal Navy), the European knowledge of the interior is uneven, with some corridors having been recently explored and well mapped, while adjacent areas are left blank, being completely enigmatic. The area of British colonial control, around the capital Freetown, is outlined in yellow, and features numerous villages and roads, as well as the routes of ‘proposed roads’ into the interior. Beyond, the country is shown to still be under the control of the named indigenous nations, with each of their territories outlined in it own bright hue. Interestingly, the map marks the routes of four major British exploring expeditions into the interior. The dotted ochre line marks the route of Thomas Masterman Winterbottom, who in 1794 followed a route in the north, from southern Guinea to the city of Timbo. The green line follows the 1821 outward and return routes of Brian O’Beirne, an army surgeon, pursued from Port Locca up to Timbo. The red line follows both of Major Gordon Laing’s 1822 expeditions, the first being from Freetown to Malacoore (Guinea) and the second from Freetown to Fembo. Finally, the yellow line follows Jack Le Bore’s route from Malacoore to Fembo. The map is replete with interesting explorers’ annotations on the nature of the countryside. The Sierra Leone Experiment -Britain’s 1807 decision to ban the international slave trade left it with many new responsibilities and problems. Not surprisingly, slave traders did not accept the ban, and the Royal Navy had to expend vast resources enforcing a blockade of the West African coast to enforce the edict (not always successfully). Britain was also left with the charge to care for large numbers of free former slaves who had no place to go. Britain was under pressure to develop new bases to suppress the slave trade along the West African coast, while creating new colonies specifically designed to accommodate displaced freed slaves. Just as the United States would develop Liberia, from the 1820s, to accommodate free slaves, Britain developed Sierra Leone. While Sierra Leone’s coasts had been frequented by Europeans since the 15th Century, until the end of the 1700s there was no permanent European presence in the region, which was still controlled by its traditional indigenous nations. In 1792, the British Sierra Leone Company founded Freetown and the Sierra Leone colony to accommodate displaced ex-slaves, in advance of the 1807 slave trade ban. After 1807, this mandate attained greater urgency. Freetown was ramped up as naval base, and an elaborate scheme was developed to settle and employ thousands of former slaves. SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR LONGER DESCRIPTION . References: OCLC: 381039252."

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dasa Pahor]
 42.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        A DESCRIPTION OF THE CANALS AND RAIL ROADS Railroads OF THE UNITED STATES, Comprehending Notices of All the Works of Internal Improvement throughout the Several States.

      New York: T.R. Tanner & J. Disturnell, 1840. 272 pages of text including a glossary and an index, followed by [iv] pages of publisher's advertisement. Original cloth binding with minor to moderate shelfwear and fading, with the original and mostly complete backstrip (spine) laid down on expert rebacking. The large fold-out map has a half dozen small spots of dark discoloration and other minor staining and soiling, and has been neatly repaired at some folds and edges with no loss. Complete with two other fold-out maps and two fold-out charts. All maps have original outline hand-coloring. A thin strip at the top edge of many pages are lightly discolored, and a few pages have small tears and or creases in the margin. Previous owner's engraved bookplate on the inside front cover: John McAllister. On the facing page is written John McAllister Presented by James M. Stevenson. Light pencil drawings on the rear endpapers. Protected in custom-fitted archival mylar. Included is a custom-made full leather protective clamshell case, with marbled-paper accents. The case is very ligthly sunned on the spine with minor shelfwear; made by Weitz-Coleman. Not often found with all three maps.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Octavo (8vo).

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller (ABAA)]
 43.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.