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        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."

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        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]
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      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.

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      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.

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        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.).

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        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.

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      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]

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        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]
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        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]

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        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]
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        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.

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        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]
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        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).

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        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

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        Souvenirs de l'Empereur


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        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.

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        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.

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        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]
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        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

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        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.

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        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]

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        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).

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        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."

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        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)]
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        Album de chasses au tir et au chien d'arrêt.

      Paris, Aubert, vers 1840. ____ Première édition. Exemplaire avec toutes les planches coloriées à l'époque, ce qui est très rare. "Le plus bel album de Grenier; on le rencontre difficilement. Existe en noir et colorié." Thiébaud 476. Un titre illustré et colorié, 33 planches coloriées et gommées et un feuillet illustré (une publicité pour les "Modes parisiennes".) Papier légèrement bruni. Bel exemplaire dans son cartonnage d'origine. ***** First edition. A very rare copy with all the plates contemporary hand coloured. Title and 33 plates. In-4 oblong. Collation : (35) ff. Percaline bleue, titre doré sur le plat au centre d'un encadrement doré. (Reliure de l'éditeur.).

      [Bookseller: Hugues de Latude]
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        [Op. 144 / D947]. Lebensstürme. Characteristisches Allegro für das Piano-Forte zu 4 Händen... Op. 144... No. 6704 Pr. f2._ C.M.

      Wien: Ant. Diabelli und Comp. [PN D. & C. No. 6704], [ca. 1840]. Folio. Unbound. [i] (title), 2-37,[i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Former owner's handstamp to upper right corner of title and (partially illegible) p. 3: "Malvine Reithoffer." Slightly worn and soiled; edges slightly browned and frayed; tear to title partially repaired; spine reinforced with paper tape. First Edition. Deutsch p. 608. Hoboken 14, 513. Deutsch IV, 623. The autograph of this work is lost; an early manuscript copy is simply titled "Duo."

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        Hameln von der Süd-Ost-Seite am Weeser Strom.

      - Stahlstich von L. Schütze nach G. Stietz bei Creuzbauer, Karlsruhe um 1840, gouacheartig koloriert. Ca. 32,5 x 44,5 cm. Kleine Papierabrieb im Bereich der Textlegende, einige Buchstaben betroffen. Breitrandiges Exemplar. Thieme/B. XXXII, 46 (Stietz; 4 gr. Hameln-Bll. "gest. von L. Schulze" erwähnt). Schöne Ansicht mit Fluss und Landschaft im Vordergrund. Links unten bezeichnet "Nach der Natur gezeichnet von Oberstlieutenant G. Stietz", rechts "L. Schütze sculp.", mittig "C. Frommel direxit".

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        Camp of the Gros Ventres

      , 1840. 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).Maximilian

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        XVIII. Aigocerus Equina - The Roan Antelope.

      W. Pickering, 1840. Lithograph. Original hand colour Very good condition Size: 53 x 35 cm 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]
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      AU BUREAU DE SOUSCRIPTION 1840 - R300097005: 640 pages + 640 pages + 640 pages + 640 pages + 640 pages + 640 pages + 640 pages + 640 pages + 663 + 12 pages + 720 planches en noir et blanc et quelques unes en couleurs - textes sur deux colonnes - plats et contre plats jaspés - titre, tomaison, titre de la tomaison et filets dorés sur le dos - 10 photos disponibles. 11 VOLUMES : TOMES 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 + 2 VOLUMES DE PLANCHES - Contenant l'histoire des animaux, des végétaux, des minéraux, des météores, des principaux phénomènes physiques et des curiosités naturelles, avec des détails sur l'emploi les productions des trois règnes dans les usages de la vie, les arts et métiers et les manufactures - TOME 1 : A-CAR - TOME 2 : CAR-ECU - TOME 3 : EDR-HOL - TOME 4 : HOL-MAM - TOME 5 : MAM-NOM - TOME 6 : NEM-PAL - TOME 7 : PAL-PIE - TOME 8 : PIE-SCOR - TOME 9 : SCOR-ZY. In-4 Relié. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 508-Histoire naturelle [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtansicht, auf einem allgemeinen Lehrbrief der Stadt Geisslingen ( 10,3 x 26,2 cm.). "Königreich Württemberg Oberamtsstadt Geislingen".

      - Lithographie ( anonym ) und Typentext, um 1840, Blattgr. 36 x 32 cm. Nicht bei Schefold Siehe aber Nr. 2089. Schefold führt dort ein Blatt auf und nennt es "Kopf eines Gesellenbriefes". Seltene Urkunde der Stadt Geisslingen. Der Titel am oberen Rand, darunter die Ansicht der Stadt. In der unteren Hälfte der nicht ausgefüllte Lehrbrief.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        SCHWÄBISCH-HALL. "Erinnerung an Schw. Hall". Zwölf Ansichten im Rund in zwei Reihen untereinander.

      - Lithographie mit Tonplatte bei C. Zimmer, um 1840, 10 x 24,5 cm. Nicht bei Schefold. - Die hübschen Ansichten zeigen eine Gesamtansicht, Michaelskirche, Rathaus, Marktplatz, Solbad, Kettensteg, Kreisgerichtshof, Bahnhof, Comburg, Einkorn, Saline und Wilhelmsglück. - Faltspuren. Sehr selten.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        FRIEDRICHSHAFEN. "Friedrichshafen von der Nordwestseite". Gesamtansicht von einer Anhöhe mit weitem Blick über den See auf die gegenüber liegenden Berge, im Vordergrund hübsche ländliche Staffage.

      - Lithographie von V. Gerstmayer bei F. Wolff in Heilbronn, um 1840, 22 x 40 cm. Schefold 1939. - Die rare Ansicht in einem hervorragend erhaltenen Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        \"Ansicht von Mannheim\". Blick vom anderen Ufer auf Jesuitenkirche und Schloß, rechts Schiffsbrücke, Anlegestelle mit großen Segelschiffen, am Ufer im Vordergrund Hafenarbeiter.

       Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Deroy nach Chapuy, um 1840, 28 x 41,5 cm. Schefold 30179. - Dekoratives und stimmungsvolles Blatt. Im Himmel Einriß fachmännisch geschlossen, sonst in guter Erhaltung. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Baden-Württemberg

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bierl]
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        \"Erinnerung an Schw. Hall\". Zwölf Ansichten im Rund in zwei Reihen untereinander.

       Lithographie mit Tonplatte bei C. Zimmer, um 1840, 10 x 24,5 cm. Nicht bei Schefold. - Die hübschen Ansichten zeigen eine Gesamtansicht, Michaelskirche, Rathaus, Marktplatz, Solbad, Kettensteg, Kreisgerichtshof, Bahnhof, Comburg, Einkorn, Saline und Wilhelmsglück. - Faltspuren. Sehr selten. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Baden-Württemberg, Souvenir-Blätter

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        Pathfinder: Or, The Inland Sea

      1840. First Edition . COOPER, James Fenimore. The Pathfinder: Or, The Inland Sea. Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1840. Two volumes. Octavo, original plum cloth, original printed paper spine labels. $1500.First American edition, third issue, in original cloth.The Pathfinder, which recounts Natty BumppoÂ’s adventures during the French and Indian Wars, is the fourth of CooperÂ’s “Leatherstocking Tales” according to publication, but the third according to the seriesÂ’ internal chronology. It includes one of the authorÂ’s best-written episodes, featuring his most successful Native American heroine, Dew-of-June, and the siege of the blockhouse. “Readers in all nations where American books have been read at all have regarded [Natty Bumppo] as a supreme characterization in our native literature” (Downs, 75). “Probably printed first in Philadelphia by T.K. and P.G. Collins for Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia”; the London edition appeared on February 25, 1840 and this American edition on March 14 (Spiller & Blackburn 30). Third issue, with copyright notice in Volume I and page 2 numbered. BAL 3892. Winterich, Writers in America, 9-13. Bookplates.Scattered light foxing, as usual. Paper labels rubbed and spines lightly sunned. Small chip to top extremity of front board of Volume II and corresponding small dampstain to approximately first half of text block. Overall an exceptionally good copy in the notoriously fragile original publisherÂ’s cloth.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        Gesamtansicht, v. Niederburg her gesehen.

      - Aquatinta v. Rordorf b. Felsing für Hölscher, um 1840, 29 x 41 Prachtvolle Ansicht ( in Schwarz und Blau gedruckt ). Im Papier Wasserzeichen "J. Whatman Turckey Mill 1840".

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      First edition of this drama in five acts. Binding to bradel half percaline blue gray, smooth spine faded with a gold floral pattern, date tail piece as shagreen plum with two slight traces of friction, lower corners lightly bumped, wrappers preserved and bound in. Scattered spots. Rare copy without mention. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Delloye & Tresse Paris 1840 14x23cm relié

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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,-.

      [Bookseller: Inter-Antiquariaat MEFFERDT & DE JONGE]
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        Eerste Metingen Met Den Mikrometer, Volbragt Op Het Observatorium Van s Rijks Hoogeschool Te Leiden

      Leiden, H.W Hazenberg & en Comp 1840 - In-8° relié cartonnage éditeur bleu, X-128 pp. Une très grande planche hors-texte dépliante. Quelques rares rousseurs. Kaiser stammt aus einer deutschen Familie, welche im ausgehenden 18. Jahrhundert in den Niederlanden eine neue Heimat fand. Hier war sein Vater, Johann Wilhelm Kaiser (get. 7. Juli 1769 in Kaltenholzhausen † Juli 1818 in Dietz bei Nassau), als Deutschlehrer in Den Haag und später in Amsterdam tätig. Im Alter von acht Jahren verlor er seinen Vater und da seine Mutter, Anna Sibilla Liernur (get. 11. Juni 1778 in Schevingen; † 1. November 1870 in Den Haag), welche mit Johann Sebastian Bach verwandt war, ihre Vielzahl von Kindern nicht mehr allein versorgen konnte, wurde er zu seinem Onkel und Taufpaten Jan Frederik Keijser (1766 in Dietz bei Nassau; † 27. März 1823 in Amsterdam) gegeben, der in Amsterdam ein Steueramt bekleidete. Dieser Onkel hatte eine große Vorliebe für mathematische und astronomische Themen entwickelt, welche er an Frederik vermittelte und hier frühzeitig ein Talent in Kaiser für jene Themenbereiche etablieren konnte. Jedoch verlor Frederik seinen Onkel im Alter von fünfzehn Jahren. Da er bereits einen hohen Ausbildungsstandart in den mathematischen und astronomischen Wissenschaften erreicht hatte, konnte er sich fortan als Hauslehrer seinen eigenen Lebensunterhalt sichern und trieb seine Weiterbildung autodidaktisch voran. Dabei konnte er seine Mutter auch finanziell stark unterstützen. Durch die Fürsprache des Utrechter Professors Gerard Moll konnte er im Alter von achtzehn Jahren 1826 eine Stelle als Observator an der Sternwarte Leiden erhalten. Als er sein Amt antrat, fand er in Leiden jedoch wenig befriedigende Zustände vor. Neben seiner Arbeit immatrikulierte er sich am 15. Februar 1831 als Student der philosophischen Wissenschaften an der Leidener Hochschule. Seine erste wissenschaftliche Anerkennung erwarb er sich 1835 bei der Beobachtung des Kometen Halley. Nachdem man ihm im November 1835 durch den Senat der Hochschule das Ehrendoktorat der philosophischen Wissenschaften übertragen hatte, wurde er am 10. August 1837 Lektor der praktischen Astronomie an der Universität Leiden und Direktor der Leidener Sternwarte. Am 26. August 1840 berief man ihn zum außerordentlichen Professor der Astronomie, welche Aufgabe er am 17. Oktober 1840 mit der Rede De novissimis astronomiae incrementis (frei deutsch übersetzt: Über die neusten Entwicklungen in der Astronomie) antrat. Am 7. Januar 1845 wurde er ordentlicher Professor der Astronomie und übernahm in dieser Eigenschaft 1857/58 das Rektorat der Alma Mater. Kaiser wird mit dem Fortschritt der niederländischen Astronomie in Verbindung gebracht, da er zu seiner Zeit hervorragende Beiträge zur Positionsbestimmung machte. Zusätzlich baute er im Jahre 1861 ein modernes Observatorium (heute bekannt unter dem Namen „Alte Sternwarte“, Oude Sterrewacht) und half damit, die Astronomie im Lande populärer zu machen. Er fertigte eine Serie von Zeichnungen des Planeten Mars während seiner Opposition im Jahre 1862 an und machte ziemlich präzise Bestimmungen seiner Rotationsperiode. Zudem wurden ihm zu seiner Lebenszeit einige ehrende Anerkennungen zu teil. Vom 25. April 1844 bis 26. Oktober 1851 wurde er Mitglied des königlich niederländischen Instituts und am 26. Oktober 1851 Mitglied der Nachfolgeeinrichtung der königlich niederländischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Zudem war er Mitglied der wissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft 'Een onvermoeide Arbeid komt alles te boven' (Eine unermüdliche Arbeit überwindet alles), Mitglied der holländischen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften in Haarlem, Mitglied der Gesellschaft der niederländischen Literatur in Leiden, Mitglied der provinziellen Utrechtschen Gesellschaft der Künste und Wissenschaften, Mitglied der batavischen Gesellschaft für experimentelle Philosophie in Rotterdam, Mitglied der zeeländischen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften in Middelburg, Mitglied der königlich preussischen Akademie. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Master Humphrey's Clock

      , 1840. 1840. First Edition . DICKENS, Charles. Master Humphrey

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        History of the British Turf, from the earliest period to the present day. FIRST EDITION. 2 vols.

      Henry Colburn. 1840 Half title, vol. I, fronts, illus. Orig. dark green moiré cloth; a little rubbed with the odd mark, but a v.g. bright copy.Partly torn bookseller's receipt, completed in manuscript, tipped in on recto of frontispiece, volume I. The invoice, written on the headed paper of Stassin et Xavier, booksellers to English expatriates in Paris, is made out to Ch. Cibiel of Toulouse, 22 June, 1858.

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        Master Humphrey's Clock

      1840. First Edition . DICKENS, Charles. Master Humphrey’s Clock by “Boz.” London: Chapman and Hall, 1840-41. Eighty-eight weekly parts. Quarto, original white pictorial wrappers. Housed in two custom half green morocco slipcases and chemises. $4800.First edition of Master Humphrey’s Clock in original weekly parts, including The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge. Illustrated by George Cattermole and Hablôt Knight Browne (“Phiz”).When Dickens conceived of this work, he “had already written his preface to [Nickleby], in which for the first time he adopts that fond and agreeable tone towards his audience which he wished to continue” in Master Humphrey’s Clock, “his aim being, he said, that of ‘…one who wished their happiness, and contributed to their amusement.’ Here is Dickens as the man of feeling, uniting all his readership in a concord of affection and brotherhood” (Ackroyd, 291). “Dickens feared that his readers had become weary of stories in monthly issues on account of the lapse of time between the numbers. At the request of Chapman & Hall he outlined his plans partially in a letter… The new [weekly] venture began… with a circulation of 70,000, but this fell so quickly that the original project was abandoned and a [monthly] serial was begun in the fourth number under the well-known title of ‘The Old Curiosity Shop” (Eckel). This is the first of four original forms of publication of Master Humphrey’s Clock: (1) 88 weekly parts, (2) 20 monthly parts, (3) a three-volume edition (“triple-decker”), and (4) separately bound volumes of The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge. The weekly edition is the most scarce and desirable form. Each weekly number was issued on a Saturday as a single folded sheet of 16 pages (including wrappers), uncut and unopened. “Every fourth or fifth week, the text portion of the weekly numbers was collected, and made up into a single part, each being bound in green wrappers, and these constituted the monthly parts” (Hatton & Cleaver). Master Humphrey's Clock is the first time wood-engravings were used as a medium in place of etchings on steel. The cover illustrations were engraved by Landells from designs by George Cattermole. Hablôt K. Browne (“Phiz”) provided 154 of the 198 in-text illustrations. Browne illustrated this work as it was being written— not having the advantage of reading and analyzing the book before making his preliminary drawings (Hodnett, 110). Eckel, 67-70. Hatton & Cleaver, 163. Gimbel A49. From the library of John M. Schiff.Some modest occasional curling to fore edges, wrappers remarkably clean with only light soiling. An excellent copy of this rare first edition in original weekly parts.

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        The Magnetic Needle Telegraph on the Great Western Railway

      : 1840 : London : Engraved broadside, image 306 x 205mm; plate mark 338 x 230mm; leaf 380 x 275mm. A little foxed and dust-soiled, with a few marginal tears. : An advertisement for public demonstrations of Cooke and Wheatstone's two-needle telegraph. The broadside advertises that 'This Instrument ... may be seen in Operation daily at the Paddington and Slough Stations on the Gt. Wn. Railway. Admission 1s.'William Fothergill Cooke (1806-1879) and Charles Wheatstone (1802-1875) began their troubled partnership in 1837, quickly patenting their five-needle telegraph. The machine received its first convincing public demonstration in 1838, and improvements soon followed, the pair developing the double-needle system shown here, which, although requiring a skilled operator, provided faster signalling with lower installation costs. In 1839 the Great Western Railway commissioned them to build a telegraph line from Paddington to West Drayton station, a distance of 13.5 miles, and it was first publicly displayed in 1840.

      [Bookseller: Roger Gaskell Rare Books]
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        Pforzheim von der Ostseite'.

      - gouachierte u. eiwei

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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