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        A Narrative of the Siege of Carlisle, in 1644 and 1645 bound with The Life of Sir Philip Musgrave, Bart

      Carlisle S.Jefferson 1840 - First Edition. Now for the first time printed from a Mss. in the British Museum. To which are added, a preface, an historical account of Carlisle during the Civil War; and biographical, historical, and explanatory notes: by Samuel Jefferson. Octavo. pp. xxiv, 48 and 56 AND The Life of Sir Phillip Musgrave Bart. Scarce. Rebound by Tronson: "Strip, restore sections, resew, linings, boards, hollowback, handmarbled ends and flys. Full bound in white calf with two colours, blind tooled borders with pontille tooled inner boards and gilt pontille tooled edges. Gilt panelled spine. Gilt lines, centred pallets, hand lettered spine. Date spine 1840." A book in Very Good condition in a fine binding. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Les iles Boromées / au lac majeur

      1840. Veduta delle isole Borromee presa dalla strada del Sempione, in primo piano sulla destra un gruppo di donne in abiti caratteristici. Lo scorcio che si gode da questo luogo, permette un' ampia panoramica del centro lago, mentre lo sguardo si perde in lontananza verso Caldè ed il Sasso del Ferro.

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        Pictorial and Practical Illustrations of Windsor Castle, with an Historical Account from its foundation to the reign of Queen Victoria

      London: John Williams, Library of Fine Arts, 1840. Hardcover. Good, library binding solid, rebound; ex-library marks and stamps typical of a reference book. Several perforation stamps, including on one engraving margin, and on one facsimile page. Foxing spots throughout, to varying degrees; most lithographs are unaffected.. Black buckram boards, 8" X 9" square of original cover, with gilt tile and embossed insignia, mounted onto leaf before title page. iv, 12 pages of text entitled "Windsor Castle." 39 leaves of black and white plates, with 15 tinted lithographs of views, and 24 plates entitled Details of Windsor Castle." Oversize- quite large. Extremely rare. Cover title, from mounted cover remnant: "Gandy and Baud's Windsor Castle." Title inside continues, "From original drawings made expressly for this work by Messrs. Gandy and Baud, Principal Assistants to the late Sir Jeffry Wyatville during the great repairs and alterations of the castle." Preface notes this is "the first part of the Pictorial and Practical Illustrations of Windsor Castle." 12 pages of historical text entitled "Windsor Castle" include 2 chapters. Chapter 1: "Historical Events and Personages belonging to and connected with Windsor Castle, from the Norman Conquest to the reign of Queen Victoria." Chapter 2: "Descriptive particulars of the site, architectural features, and other characteristics, of Windsor Castle, with references to, and notices of, the accompanying series of drawings." Chapter 2 includes a ground plan. A similar title appeared later by a different publisher.

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        Les Français peints par eux-mêmes

      First Edition. Binders half mottled brown sheepskin, flat spine with title and volume number gilt, gilt decor, boards with marbled paper, gilt heads. Famous collection of portraits engraved on wood social classes of the nineteenth century made by the greatest artists of the time: Gavarni, Daumier, Delacroix, Grandville, Johannot, Bellangé, Charlet, Daubigny, Vernet, Isabey, Lami, Meissonier, Monnier Travies, etc ... The portraits are accompanied by original contributions of the most famous authors whose romatiques: Balzac, Nodier, Gautier, Nerval, Gozlan, Janin, Karr, etc ... Few foxing mainly marginal. One of the master work of romantic illustrated book. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Léon Curmer Paris 1840-1842 18x26cm 8 volumes reliés

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        Alaric at Rome. A Prize Poem, Recited in Rugby School, June XII, MDCCCXL

      Rugby: Combe and Crossley, 1840. First edition. 8vo. Publisher's printed pink wrappers. Faint vertical crease at center, light edgewear. In custom red morocco pull-off case. First edition. 8vo. Arnold's Debut, Inscribed. The first edition of Matthew Arnold's first work, his Rugby School prize poem on the conquest of Rome by the Visigoth Alaric I in 410 AD. Unusual for a prize poem, the work was published anonymously and was not identified as Arnold's until Edmund Gosse made the attribution in 1888. One of the rarest literary debuts, of which Wise noted "Alaric at Rome holds a high place in the rank of modern poetical rarities." This copy inscribed on the front wrapper, "E. Armitage Esqr. from the Author." The recipient, Edward Armitage, was a fellow pupil at Rugby. Arnold had entered Rugby in 1837, where his father was headmaster. The only other copy known to bear an inscription by Arnold ("Miss Ward, 1840") is at the Morgan Library. It is difficult to take an accurate census of copies, as Wise muddied the waters with his facsimile - which he later passed off as genuine. OCLC locates 15 copies and ABPC lists two copies - one in 1979 at Christie's London, and the present copy. Ashley I, p. 8: "holds a high place in the rank of modern poetical rarities"; Hayward 255; Smart, p. 1. Provenance: Dr. J.B. Clemens of New Jersey (two typed letters to Clemens, as prospective purchaser of the book, from Luthur S. Livingston of Dodd, Mead & Company, New York, dated 17 August and 7 September, 1905, loosely inserted); sold Parke-Bernet, New York, 8 January 1945, lot 57 for $400; exhibited: Grolier Club (1950s exhibition card describing it as "the only presentation copy known"); sold, Halsted B. Vander Poel (Christie's, London March 3, 2004, lot 127)

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        CIRCOLARI DEL MINISTERO DEI LAVORI PUBBLICI 1848 - 1867

      Pubblica amministrazione, 1840. 2 voll. in 4_, leg. in m. pelle con titolo in oro al dorso, piatti marmorizzati, pp. n.d. Mende al dorso e ai tagli inferiori dei piatti, ordinarie tracce del tempo. Interno fresco ed in buone condizioni._ Timbro del Ministero dei Lavori Pubblici, Roma, recante la data 1889, in prima bianca al secondo volume. Vol. I, dal 1848 - 1862. Vol. II, dal 1863 - 1867. Rarissima raccolta delle circolari (sono rilegate gli originali) _emesse dal Ministero dei Lavori Pubblici prima e dopo l'unita d'Italia. Notevole il valore quale fonte storica. Il secondo volume ha un indice autografo redatto in stilografica, cos_ come alcune circolari.

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        Cours d'esthétique

      First edition in French. Spine of second volume missing, one tear with lack to lower cover of this volume, a few small lacks to head and foot of spine of other volumes, small lacks to upper cover of third volume. Internally very fresh despite a little spotting. This edition was published only two years after the original in Berlin. This first edition in French, translated by Charles Bénard, at first had very little impact, before becoming one of the foundations of the modern philosophy of art. Very rare in its original covers. André, Hachette, Joubert et Grimblot, Raybois Paris & Nancy 1840-1852 14,5x23cm 5 volumes brochés

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        KREUTH., "Wildbad Kreuth". Gesamtansicht von Südosten mit Ansicht der Kurgebäude links, im Mittelpunkt schöner Blick ins Weißachtal bis Kreuth.

      Lithographie mit Tonplatte von L. Rottmann nach Richter, um 1840, 30 x 44,5 cm. Nebehay-Wagner 55,30 nicht bei Lentner. - Seltene Ansicht in einem breitrandigen, tadellosen Exemplar! BAYERN, Oberbayern

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        Syrien, Palästina und Kleinasien (2 Bände in 1).

      London, ca. 1840. - Mit Stahlstichen nach den Originalzeichnungen von H. W. Bartlett, Thomas Allom, William Purser stc. Aus dem Englischen. Mit 2 gestochenen Titeln, 99 gestochenen Tafeln, 2 Blatt, 116 Textseiten; 2 Blatt, 92 Textseiten, violetter Ledereinband der Zeit mit reicher Rücken- und Deckelvergoldung und dreiseitigem Goldschnitt, 27 x 22,5 cm, Einband gering berieben, innen ab und an etwas tsockfleckig, meist jedoch sauber und frisch. Seltene deutschsprachige Ausgabe des berühmten Ansichtenwerkes über den Nahen Osten.

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        Carte . du Grand Océan

      Artist: Tardieu Ambroise ; issued in : Paris; date: 1840 - - technic: Steel engraving; colorit: colored; condition: Very good; size (in cm): 33,5 x 44 - description: map of the Pacific Ocean with Australia and Polynesia - vita of the artist: Ambroise Tardieu ( 1788 - 1841 in Paris) was an eminent French cartographer and engraver, and is celebrated for his version of John Arrowsmith's 1806 map of the United States. Tardieu's son, Auguste Ambroise Tardieu (1818-1879), was also an artist and a famous forensic medical scholar, who supplied the illustrations for Dr. Pierre François Olive Rayer's three-volume Traité des maladies des reins (1839-41), a treatise on diseases of the kidneys.

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        Leçons orales de clinique chirurgicale faites à l'Hôpital de la Charité

      Paris, Germer Baillière, 1840. 1840-1841, 1840-1841, , 3 volumes in-8, VIII-563-[1] pages et 2 feuillets de catalogue éditeur + VIII-559-[1] pages + [4]-505-[3] pages, demi-basane cerise de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné et plats de percaline rouge, Première édition de ces leçons recueillies et publiées par les docteurs Pavillon et Jeanselme. Velpeau (1795-1867) était titulaire de la chaire de clinique chirurgicale à la Faculté de médecine de Paris. Ces leçons, professées à La Charité, développent des idées tout à fait neuves que Velpeau applique au diagnostic et au traitement des maladies dites chirurgicales. L'auteur définit la clinique comme "de la pathologie au lit des malades", ou "une métamorphose continuelle des principes théoriques en application pratique". Rousseurs éparses

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        Les Enfans de la Mère Gigogne

      Bruxelles: Librairie Belge Francaise, 1840 - With Twenty-Four Amusing Hand Colored Plates , All Heightened With Gum ArabicOnly Two Copies Located In Libraries and Institutions WordwideADAM, Victor, illustrator. EYMERY, Alexis. Les Enfans de la Mère Gigogne. Bruxelles: Librairie Belge Francaise, [1840]. First edition. Small quarto (5 11/16 x 5 1/2 inches; 145 x 140 mm.). [1-5], 6-130 pp. Hand colored frontispiece and twenty-three hand colored plates heightened with gum arabic, all with several images on one sheet. Title-page slightly trimmed at top and lower edges, some offsetting from text to plates.Full contemporary brown calf, covers decoratively bordered in blind, title in gilt on front cover, smooth spine ruled and decorated in gilt in compartments, gilt board edges, marbled end-papers, top edge gilt. A very scarce book with just two copies worldwide located in OCLC: National Library of Scotland and Oxford University.A fascinating little children's book with highly colored amusing plates showing the people and animals of various lands.The Plates:1. Les Pecheurs à La Ligne (frontispiece)2. La Promenade du Dimanche (title-page)3. Combat de Chiens / La Goutte / Le Malheureaux4. Vous avez tort de ne pas acheter / Je vous dis de prendre garde au Loup / En allant toujours comme ca, nous irons bien Ioin, va. / Alllons, monsieur, à l'école5. Prends, mon mignon / Petit - Jaco? / Oui mademoiselle si vous etes sage / Vous avez tort ma commere?6. Oui, c'est comme cela que l'on voyage / Je te dis que tu ne l'auras pas / Le Paralytique7. L'Ecole / Les Petits Soldats / Bonne Maman8. Les Enfants en récréation9. Le Cheval de paysan / Le Chevrière10. Les Écossais11. La Marée / Papa-Gateau / Le Fileur de Chanvre / La Barque / Que fera-t-il / Le Départ12. Le Grand-Papa13. Georges et Colas, ou la Ferme14. Le Vieux Soldat et la Vivandière15. Le Faucheur et les Cosaques16. Les Contrastes17. La Mère nourrice et les Moissonneurs18. Une Soirée chez Franconi19. Les Aventures de Joseph le Mouleur20. Les Militaires en Campagne21. Le Curé de village et le Md. de Poissons22. La Curiosité Episode du moyen age23. Les Plaisirs de la Peche, ou Scènes Chinoises24. Le Marabout"Beraldi assigns between 7000 and 8000 designs to Victor Adam [1801-1865]?A Parisian by birth, he remained in the capital all his life, but this did not prevent him from drawing negroes, Turks, Chinese, and other peoples all over the world in his Paris studio. He was famous, indeed, as a faiseur de bonshommes, that is to say a specialist in adding groups of small figures to the foreground of architectural or landscape drawings by other artists?His immense production contains many amusing albums concerning the life of the time" (Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, p. 194).Jean Victor Adam (1801-1866) was a French painter and lithographer. Born in Paris he was the son of Jean Adam, an esteemed engraver. During the years 1814 to 1818 he studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, and also in the ateliers of Meynier and Régnault. In 1819 he exhibited 'Herminia succouring Tancred.' He was almost immediately afterwards employed to paint various subjects for the Museum at Versailles, amongst which are, 'The Entry of the French into Mainz,' 'The Battle of Varroux,' 'The Taking of Menin, 'The Battle of Castiglione,' 'The Passage of the Cluse,' 'The Battle of Montebello,' 'The Capitulation of Meiningen;' the last three in association with Alaux. He also exhibited down to the year 1838: 'Henry IV., after the Battle of Coutras,' 'Trait of Kindness in the Duke de Berri,' 'The Postillion,' 'The Vivandiere,' 'The Road to Poissy,' 'The Return from the Chase,' 'Horse-fair at Caen,' and numerous other subjects. He then retired from publicity, till 1846, when he appeared as the exhibitor of some works in lithography, to which branch of art he afterwards restricted himself. In this line he produced a lithographic album, 'Views in the Environs of Paris,' 'Studies of Animals for an edition of Buffon,' &c. He obtained a gold medal in 1824, a second cla [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Études critiques sur les mollusques fossiles (Contenant les trigonies et les myes du Jura et de la craie suisse)

      Neuchâtel, imprimerie Petitpierre, 1840. 1840-1845, 1840-1845, , deux parties en un grand et fort volume in-4, [6]-II-58-XXII-287 pages, 105 planches en lithographie, percaline verte, pièce de titre rouge, Édition originale. Agassiz, paléontologue et géologue américano-suisse (1807-1873), fut à la fois une personnalité respectée par la société savante de son temps, récoltant entre autres les hommages de Cuvier et d'Alexander von Humbold, et un voyageur infatigable qui explora l'Europe Centrale, les Alpes suisses, et l'Amérique du nord et du sud. Cette monographie sur les mollusques est révélatrice des premiers travaux qu'il publia au cours de la période européenne, qui précède ses premiers déplacement aux États-Unis et ses premières entreprises de "vulgarisation" qui le firent connaître du grand public. Première partie : "Mémoire sur les trigonies". Seconde partie : "Monographie des myes". Exemplaire complet des planches en lithographie. Exemplaire non rogné. De rares rousseurs claires, quelques témoins salis. Quelques annotations au crayon

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        The Conchologist's First Book

      Haswell, Barrington and Haswell, Philadelphia 1840 - 8vo, pp. 166 + 12 lithographic plates. Bound in original green printed boards (very good, general wear) rebacked with leather spine. A very good copy of this fragile book. BAL 16132; Heartman & Canny p. 44; Tucker, "Natural History in America, 1609-1860", 1754 (calling the book a piracy); Yale, Gimbel Collection, 38. Poe was accused of pirating this little book from Thomas Wyatt's "A Manual of Conchology" when he was putting this out in response to Wyatt's wishes and at his suggestion. This is the only one of Poe's American imprints to be reprinted in his lifetime. Second Edition, corrected and enlarged from the first edition issued only six months earlier, with a new preface by Poe on which he comments on the success of the publication. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Ettrick Shepherd's Poetical Works & The Ettrick Shepherd's Tales and Sketches

      Glasgow: Blackie and Sons, 1840. Hardcover. Very Good. Two complete sets of five and six volumes, respectively. Early printing of the sets but not the first as per Garside and Hughes' "James Hoggâ??s Tales and Sketches and the Glasgow Number Trade." Original maroon cloth with elaborate gilt and blindstamping, yellow endpapers. Very Good overall. Cloth at heads frayed, corners a bit bumped and a few tips exposed. Former owner's contemporary boar's head bookplates on all pastedowns. Seven numbered pages of ads at rear volume of Tales Vol. VI not present; otherwise textually complete. Some foxing to plates, a few hinges starting. Vol. I of Tales has slight splitting of cloth near tail. Tissue guards appear to all be present. Spines show slight sunning, much less than most sets; uncommon as a uniform set.This set marked the first publication of the Scottish author's now best-known work The Private Memoirs & Confessions of a Justified Sinner under his own name following the less-censored anonymous 1824 first edition, which is remarkably scarce. Here it is the fifth volume of Tales, "Memoirs and Confessions of a Fanatic.

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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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        Collection of jetons in decorative varnished boxes. No place, c. 1840.

      1840. 416 bone jetons in various colours (2 series). Sorted by colours in 11 cardboard boxes (c. 35 x 82 x 64 mm) with lids, all finely decorated with varnished paper and gilt fillets; lids bear coloured and varnished engravings within gilt paper borders. Stored in a large decorative box with flap lid (c. 130 x 268 x 178 mm). Pretty lottery or gambling bank from the first half of the 19th century, with eleven pretty caskets contain two different series of jetons. The first series consists of the colours blue, yellow, green, and red (some 28 jetons each with 3 different denominations), the second series in bluw, red, and ivory consists of some 80 jetons in each colour (up to six different denominations). The large box (bumped and dusty) shows the Berlin City Palace on its lid. Includes 5 cards with the "Tarif des Boston-Whist-Spieles".

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        De la folie, considérée dans ses rapports avec les questions médico-judiciaires.

      Paris, Baillière, 1840. ____ Première édition. Charles Marc (1771-1840) "expose en quels termes doivent se poser à l'expert les problèmes de responsabilité des aliénés en matière pénale. Cet ouvrage constitue un jalon important dans l'histoire de la médecine légale en France, à une époque où les magistrats étaient peu préparés à accepter de la part des aliénistes les distinctions "métaphysiques" et les subtilités de l'esprit "imaginées par les novateurs", ainsi que l'avocat général l'avait reproché en 1826 lors du procès d'une homicide, Henriette Cormier, à Marc qui soutenait la thèse de la monomanie récemment développée par Esquirol." Postel, Quétel, Nouvelle histoire de la psychiatrie 674. Portrait de l'auteur (roussi). Mouillures dans le tome II. Semelaigne 2, 118. *****. 2 volumes in-8. [205 x 125 mm] Collation : portrait, XXIII, (1), 560 pp. / (4), 738 pp. Demi-basane rouge, dos orné, tranches mouchetées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        DER BILDERSAAL ein neues Bilderbuch fur Kleine Kinder. II. Heft.

      [14] leaves, each printed on one side only with multiple lithographs finely coloured by hand. Original decorative paper-covered boards. 212 x 175 mm. Ownership inscription on front pastedown. Edges of boards a little rubbed; else a very good copy of a delightful picture book.

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        Recueil de pièces et documents sur le travail des enfants aux XIX° siècles

      1840 - In-8° relié demi-chagrin lisse prune de l'époque, dos lisse, filets dorés, titre gravé. On trouve relié à la suite "Société pour le patronage des jeunes libérés du département de la Seine Assemblée Générale tenue à l'Hotel-de-Ville, le 9 juillet 1837" (Paris, Imprimerie de A. Henry, 1837), 88 pages. - LAMARTINE : "Séance Générale de la Société de la Morale chrétienne : Discours sur les enfants trouvés" (Paris, A. henry, 1838), 30 pages. - CHARLES DUPIN : "Du travail des enfants qu'emploient les ateliers, les usines et les manufactures considéré dans les intérêts mutuels de la Société des familles et de l'Industrie" (Paris, Bachelier, 1840), 80 pages. Bel envoi de l'auteur sur la page de titre. - CHARLES DUPIN "Résumé de la discussion générale et défense de la loi protectrice des enfans employés dans les manufactures par M. le Baron Charles Dupin [rapporteur] (Chambre des pairs session de 1840), 58 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtansicht, vom Kanonenweg, "Ansicht von StuttGesamtansichtrt".

      - alkol Aquatinta ( Stahlstich ) v. Martens n. Obach b. Autenriedth ( C.F. ) in Stuttgart, um 1840, 15,3 x 22,7 Blick von einer Anhöhe nach Stuttgart. Im Vordergrund ein Weinberg mit Arbeitern bei der Weinlese.

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        [Op. 36]. 2ème Impromptu pour le piano... Oeuvr. 36

      Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel... Paris: Troupenas... Londres: Wessel: [PN] 6333, [May 1840]. Folio. Disbound. 1f. (title), 3-7, [i] (blank) pp. Title lithographed, music engraved. Price: "12 Gr." Publisher's handstamp to foot of title. Handstamp "Magasin de Musique de I Paez Grande Morskoi No. 28 à St. Petersbourg" to foot of title. Accidental added in pencil to p. 4. Edges foxed and browned; spine slightly frayed; light foxing and soiling throughout; short light blue crayon line to blank upper margin of last page of music. First German edition. Grabowski-Rink 36-1-B&H. Chomi ski-Tur o p. 97-98. Hoboken 4, 337.

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        Musée des lépidoptères. Collection de papillons de toutes les parties du monde

      A Paris, chez Arnaud de Vresse, 1840. vers 1840, vers 1840, in-folio, titre doré, 12 planches en chromolithographie sous serpentes, cartonnage vert de l'éditeur, titre dans une composition dorée sur le plat supérieur, Publication d'une insigne rareté, inconnue des bibliographes et absente de tous les catalogues de bibliothèques. Elle est ornée de très belles planches donnant 114 espèces de papillons, superbement mises en couleurs, nommées selon la nomenclature binominale de Linné, avec l'origine de chacune précisée à la suite. Delarue, peintre d'histoire naturelle, avait réalisé l'illustration de l'Histoire naturelle des lépidoptères ou papillons de France en 17 volumes de Godart et Duponchel (1821-1842). Il est autrement connu pour ses illustrations d'oiseaux, exécutées pour la Galerie ornithologique d'Alcide d'Orbigny (1836-1839) et sa contribution au Dictionnaire Universel de Charles d'Orbigny (1849). Les planches de ce Musée des lépidoptères portent toutes son adresse, 6 rue de la Montagne Saint-Geneviève. Quelques rousseurs sur le titre et auréole angulaire claire

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        [Ansichten aus dem Mürztal].

      Ohne Ort, ohne Verlag, o. J. (um 1840). Folge von 7 lithogr. Tafeln (Blattgröße ca. 27-30 x 36-45 cm; Bildausschnitt ca. 20 x 26 cm). Ausserordentlich seltene Folge von großen lithographierten Ansichten aus dem Mürztal. - Vorhanden sind die Ansichten „Murzsteg bey Neuberg“ (N/W. 3); „St. Anna-Kirche bey Neuberg“ (N/W. 4); „Budingwerk bey Neuberg“ (NW. 5); „Neuberg in Steyermark“ (N/W. 6); „Wasserfall zum todten Weib zwischen Frein u. Mürzsteg“ (N/W. 7; dort offenbar nicht wie hier im Hochformat); „Blechwalze bey Neuberg“ (nicht bei N/W.) u. „Nieder-Alpen“ (nicht bei N/W.). Die beiden unter N/W. 1 u. 2 verzeichneten Ansichten („Lassing-Fall“ u. „K:K: Gusswerk bey Maria Zell“) sind hier nicht vorhanden. - Die Blätter sind von einer einfachen Linie umrandet (nur das Blatt im Hochformat von einer Doppellinie); innerhalb dieser Umrandung findet sich die Bezeichnung „Gez. u. lith. von Fr. v. Faltus“. - Die Ansichten sind nicht ident mit jenen des 1842 erschienenen Werkes von Faltus: „Ausflüge von Wien nach Maria Zell“ (dieses ist in 8° und mit sechs Ansichten). - Die Blätter unterschiedlich fleckig, mit Knickspuren u. mit wenigen kl. Randeinrissen (nur das Blatt „Budingwerk“ mit einem längeren, in die Darstellung reichenden geklebten Einriß). Ein Bl. mit kl. Papierfehlstelle im weißen Rand. - Nebehay/W., 2. Nachtrag 1045 (unter „[Ansichten aus Steiermark und Niederösterreich]“; inkomplett u. ohne Standortnachweis). Versand D: 12,00 EUR Faltus, Ansichten aus Steiermark und Niederösterreich, Lithographien, Ansichtenwerke, Mürz, Mürztal, Neuberg, Mürzsteg

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        Les Enfans de la Mère Gigogne

      Bruxelles: Librairie Belge Francaise, 1840. With Twenty-Four Amusing Hand Colored Plates , All Heightened With Gum Arabic Only Two Copies Located In Libraries and Institutions Wordwide ADAM, Victor, illustrator. EYMERY, Alexis. Les Enfans de la Mère Gigogne. Bruxelles: Librairie Belge Francaise, [1840]. First edition. Small quarto (5 11/16 x 5 1/2 inches; 145 x 140 mm.). [1-5], 6-130 pp. Hand colored frontispiece and twenty-three hand colored plates heightened with gum arabic, all with several images on one sheet. Title-page slightly trimmed at top and lower edges, some offsetting from text to plates. Full contemporary brown calf, covers decoratively bordered in blind, title in gilt on front cover, smooth spine ruled and decorated in gilt in compartments, gilt board edges, marbled end-papers, top edge gilt. A very scarce book with just two copies worldwide located in OCLC: National Library of Scotland and Oxford University. A fascinating little children's book with highly colored amusing plates showing the people and animals of various lands. The Plates: 1. Les Pecheurs à La Ligne (frontispiece) 2. La Promenade du Dimanche (title-page) 3. Combat de Chiens / La Goutte / Le Malheureaux 4. Vous avez tort de ne pas acheter / Je vous dis de prendre garde au Loup / En allant toujours comme ca, nous irons bien Ioin, va. / Alllons, monsieur, à l'école 5. Prends, mon mignon / Petit - Jaco? / Oui mademoiselle si vous etes sage / Vous avez tort ma commere? 6. Oui, c'est comme cela que l'on voyage / Je te dis que tu ne l'auras pas / Le Paralytique 7. L'Ecole / Les Petits Soldats / Bonne Maman 8. Les Enfants en récréation 9. Le Cheval de paysan / Le Chevrière 10. Les Écossais 11. La Marée / Papa-Gateau / Le Fileur de Chanvre / La Barque / Que fera-t-il / Le Départ 12. Le Grand-Papa 13. Georges et Colas, ou la Ferme 14. Le Vieux Soldat et la Vivandière 15. Le Faucheur et les Cosaques 16. Les Contrastes 17. La Mère nourrice et les Moissonneurs 18. Une Soirée chez Franconi 19. Les Aventures de Joseph le Mouleur 20. Les Militaires en Campagne 21. Le Curé de village et le Md. de Poissons 22. La Curiosité Episode du moyen age 23. Les Plaisirs de la Peche, ou Scènes Chinoises 24. Le Marabout "Beraldi assigns between 7000 and 8000 designs to Victor Adam [1801-1865]…A Parisian by birth, he remained in the capital all his life, but this did not prevent him from drawing negroes, Turks, Chinese, and other peoples all over the world in his Paris studio. He was famous, indeed, as a faiseur de bonshommes, that is to say a specialist in adding groups of small figures to the foreground of architectural or landscape drawings by other artists…His immense production contains many amusing albums concerning the life of the time" (Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, p. 194). Jean Victor Adam (1801-1866) was a French painter and lithographer. Born in Paris he was the son of Jean Adam, an esteemed engraver. During the years 1814 to 1818 he studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, and also in the ateliers of Meynier and Régnault. In 1819 he exhibited 'Herminia succouring Tancred.' He was almost immediately afterwards employed to paint various subjects for the Museum at Versailles, amongst which are, 'The Entry of the French into Mainz,' 'The Battle of Varroux,' 'The Taking of Menin, 'The Battle of Castiglione,' 'The Passage of the Cluse,' 'The Battle of Montebello,' 'The Capitulation of Meiningen;' the last three in association with Alaux. He also exhibited down to the year 1838: 'Henry IV., after the Battle of Coutras,' 'Trait of Kindness in the Duke de Berri,' 'The Postillion,' 'The Vivandiere,' 'The Road to Poissy,' 'The Return from the Chase,' 'Horse-fair at Caen,' and numerous other subjects. He then retired from publicity, till 1846, when he appeared as the exhibitor of some works in lithography, to which branch of art he afterwards restricted himself. In this line he produced a lithographic album, 'Views in the Environs of Paris,' 'Studies of Animals for an edition of Buffon,' &c. He obtained a gold medal in 1824, a second class medal in 1836, besides several others from Lille, Douai, and other cities. He died at Viroflay in 1866.

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        Die malerischen und romantischen Stellen der Bergstrasse, des Odenwaldes und der Neckar-Gegenden in ihrer Vorzeit und Gegenwart geschildert. Mit 40 Ansichten, einem Panorama der Bergstrasse und einer Karte oben genannter Gegenden.

      Darmstadt, Carl Wilhelm Leske (1840). - 8°, 341 S., 39 Ansichten in Stahlstich, 1 lithogr. Ansicht, 2 mehrf. gefalt. Panoramen (Neckarlauf und Bergstraße), 1 gef. lithogr. Karte, Halbleder der Zeit mit vergoldetem Rückentitel, Einband berieben, Tafeln teils braunfleckig, mit ausführlicher Beschreibung zahlreicher Orte, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de Napoléon

      - Furne, Paris 1840, Grd. et fort in-8 (15,7x24,2cm), relié. - Edizione abbondantemente illustrato vignette originali e off-text Raffet. Bella e famosa romantico mostrati. Binding zigrino metà nera, torna liscio decorato con ferri roccia romantico, la supervisione di due reti cartonnage dorato su piatti melanzane, guardie e blu notte carta contreplats croisillonné, strofinato angoli. Cappette di frizione, romantico contemporaneo vincolante. Macchie rare su un Libro Bianco bene. Presenza di rose Serpentes. Libro illustrato con 80 tavole incise al legno e acciaio frontespizio inserto e numerose scenette in-text su legno. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition abondamment illustrée de vignettes originales et de hors-texte de Raffet. Bel et célèbre illustré romantique. Reliure en demi chagrin noir, dos lisses ornés de fers rocailles romantiques, encadrement de deux filets dorés sur les plats de cartonnage aubergine, gardes et contreplats de papier bleu nuit croisillonné, coins frottés. Frottements en coiffes, reliure romantique de l'époque. Rares piqûres sur un papier bien blanc. Présence des serpentes roses. Ouvrage illustré de 80 planches gravées sur bois et d'un frontispice hors-texte sur acier ainsi que de nombreuses vignettes in-texte sur bois.  

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        Wappen des Geschlecht Fritze im Orginal. Farbig Format 30 x 23 cm. (Windmüller und Halbspänner Hans Fritze. Gestorben 1689 Hohendodeleben bei Magdeburg und seine Nachkommen). Spandauer Sippe. ..?

      Mit einem handschriftlichen Dokument von C.F. Kettnich aus Berlin mit der Beschreibung über das Wappen und Geschlecht Fritze ( um 1840) Bücher. Priv-1 (MGT). * Versandfertig innerhalb von 20 Stunden!

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        Le dix-neuvième Siècle. Satires (par Eugène Nus et François Fertiault) [ Suivi de : ] Le Retour de l'Empereur (par Victor Hugo) [ Suivi de : ] Syphilis (par Barthélémy) [ Suivi de : ] La Colonne de Mazagran (par Barthélémy) [ Suivi de : ] Paris. Revue satirique. A. M. G. Delessert, Préfet de Police (par Barthélémy) [ Suivi de : ] L'Orthographe vengée (par Barthélémy) [ Suivi de : ] Le Mardi des Cendres. Epitaphe (par Barthélémy) [ Suivi de : ] Guerrero ou la Trahison (par Legouvé) [ Suivi de : ] Héli, Tragédie en cinq actes et en vers tirée de l'Ecriture Sainte (par Riquier-Aldée) [ Suivi de : ] Oedipe à Colone, Tragédie de Sophocle (par J.-B. Bernot)

      Imprimerie de Béthune et Plon, Royer, Delloye, Rossignol et Cie, Chez tous les Marchands de Nouveauté, Chez L. Hachette, Tresse, 1840. 1 vol. in-8 reliure demi-basane marron, dos lisse, contient : Le dix-neuvième Siècle. Satires (par Eugène Nus et François Fertiault), A. Royer, Paris, 1840, 2 ff., 54 pp. et 1 f. n. ch. [ Suivi de : ] Le Retour de l'Empereur (par Victor Hugo), Delloye, Libraire, Paris, 30 pp. et 1 f. blanc [ Suivi de : ] Syphilis (par Barthélémy), IV-80 pp. sans titre ni faux-titre [ Suivi de : ] La Colonne de Mazagran (par Barthélémy), Imprimerie de Béthune et Plon, Paris, 1840, 16 pp. [ Suivi de : ] Paris. Revue satirique. A. M. G. Delessert, Préfet de Police (par Barthélémy), Rossignol et Cie, Paris, 1838, 24 pp. [ Suivi de : ] L'Orthographe vengée (par Barthélémy) Imprimerie de Béthune et Plon, Paris, 1837, 15 pp. [ Suivi de : ] Le Mardi des Cendres (par Barthélémy), Chez tous les Marchands de Nouveauté, Paris, 1841, 24 pp. [ Suivi de : ] Guerrero ou la Trahison, Tragédie en cinq actes et en vers (par Legouvé), Tresse, Paris, 1845, 194 pp. [ Suivi de : ] Héli, Tragédie en cinq actes et en vers tirée de l'Ecriture Sainte (par Riquier-Aldée), Tresse, Paris, 1844, 78 pp. [ Suivi de : ] Oedipe à Colone, Tragédie de Sophocle, traduite en vers français avec notes et rapprochemenbts littéraires, par J. B. Bernot, Chez L. Hachette, Paris, Chez Deville, Macon, 1845, 108 pp. Très intéressant et rare recueil de plaquettes romantiques proposant notamment le très rare exemplaire de l'édition originale du "Retour de l'Empereur" de Victor Hugo (bien complet du dernier feuillet blanc). TLa quasi totalité des pièces ici présentes sont également en édition originale. Etat très satisfaisant (rel. lég. frottée, petit mq. en mors en queue). Escoffier, 1393-1394 (Hugo) ; Vicaire, IV, 296 (Hugo) ; Nauroy, 115 (Barthélémy, Paris) ; Nauroy, 116 (Barthélémy, Mazagran) ; Nauroy, 116 (Barthélémy, Mardi). Français

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        Die organische Chemie in ihrer Anwendung auf Agricultur und Physiologie.

      8. XII S., 352 S., 1 Bl. Berichtigungen, Ppbd. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückenschild. Erstausgabe. - [...] Im Jahre 1840 behauptete er mit der ihm eigenen leidenschaftlichen Überzeugung, daß nur die mineralischen Bestandteile des Bodens für Gesundheit und Wachstum der Pflanzen ausschlaggebend wären. Humus dagegen verachtete er. Heute wissen wir, daß er in diesem Punkt irrte, und Fanatiker verfielen sogar ins andere Extrem, indem sie jeglichen Gebrauch des von Liebig empfohlenen Kunstdüngers verunglimpften. Dadurch jedoch, daß er hartnäckig an der Wichtigkeit künstlicher Düngemittel festhielt, konnte auch das von Malthus aufgeworfene Problem vorerst gelöst werden [...] (Carter/Muir, Bücher die die Welt verändern, S. 568). - Einband berieben u. bestoßen. Rücken m. schwacher Knickspur. Rückenschild m. kl. Fehlstelle am Rand (ohne Textverlust). Innendeckel u. Vorsatzbl. m. Bibl.-Nummer. Vorsatzbl. m. Geschenkvermerk. Titel gestempelt. Etw. gebräunt u. stockfleckig (Ränder sowie die ersten u. letzten Bll. etw. stärker). - PMM 310 (a) Borst 1952 (mit ganzs. Abb. des Titelblattes) ADB XVIII, 599 Neufforge 528 Honeyman 2016 Paoloni 300 Poggendorff I, 1455 Darmstaedter S. 448.

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        KREUTH. "Wildbad Kreuth". Gesamtansicht von Südosten mit Ansicht der Kurgebäude links, im Mittelpunkt schöner Blick ins Weißachtal bis Kreuth.

      - Lithographie mit Tonplatte von L. Rottmann nach Richter, um 1840, 30 x 44,5 cm. Nebehay-Wagner 55,30; nicht bei Lentner. - Seltene Ansicht in einem breitrandigen, tadellosen Exemplar!

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        Gesamtansicht, vom Mühlberg gesehen.

      - Kupferstich v. F. Hirchenhein b. Joseph Baer, Frankfurt a.M., um 1840, 32,5 x 46,5 cm. Dekoratives Blatt mit hübschem Blick auf die Altstadt. Im Vordergrund Hütten und Frauen auf dem Feld.- Gut restauriert. JPEG-Bilder auf Anfrage möglich. General View as seen from Mühlberg. Copperplate engraving by F. Hirchenheim, published by Joseph Baer, Frankfurt am Main, ca. 1840, 32.5 x 46.5 cm (12.7 x 18.3 in.) JPEG pictures upon request. Decorative sheet with nice view of the old part of town. Huts and women in the field in the foreground - well restored.

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        The Conchologist's First Book

      Haswell, Barrington and Haswell, Philadelphia, 1840 8vo, pp. 166 + 12 lithographic plates. Bound in original green printed boards (very good, general wear) rebacked with leather spine. A very good copy of this fragile book. BAL 16132; Heartman & Canny p. 44; Tucker, "Natural History in America, 1609-1860", 1754 (calling the book a piracy); Yale, Gimbel Collection, 38. Poe was accused of pirating this little book from Thomas Wyatt's "A Manual of Conchology" when he was putting this out in response to Wyatt's wishes and at his suggestion. This is the only one of Poe's American imprints to be reprinted in his lifetime. Second Edition, corrected and enlarged from the first edition issued only six months earlier, with a new preface by Poe on which he comments on the success of the publication.

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        Lago Maggiore

      1840. Veduta del lago Maggiore ritratto da S. Caterina, colorata alla gouache all'epoca,La composizione si ispira alla famosa opera del Gariboldi, di cui è un'attenta riduzione. La composizione del tutto fantastica è costruita per permettere un colpo d'occhio su tutto quello che di più rimarchevole si trova sulle sponde del Verbano. In cornice

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        MÜNCHEN. - Schaden, Adolph von. Zwanzig neu aufgenommene bildliche Darstellungen der vorzüglichsten Gebäude, Strassen und öffentlichen Plätze der Königlichen Bayerischen Haupt -und Residenzstadt München. Mit erläuterndem deutschen und französischen Texte.

      Mchn., Lindauer, (ca. ) 1840 - 3. verbesserte Aufl. 25,5 x 22 cm. 18 S., 1 Bl. 10 Bl. mit je 2 Stahlstichen in Ornamentrahmen. Spätere HLwd., die OBroschur mit eingebunden. Lentner 1186: "Selten". - Reizendes Münchner Ansichtenwerk, in Anlehnung an das "Münchner Vergissmeinnicht" von Gustav Kraus (1835) entstanden. Die Ansichten zeigen u.a. Residenz, Hof - und Staatsbibliothek, Ludwigskirche, Theatinerkirche, Odeonsplatz, Isartor, Briennerstraße, Pinakothek etc. - Leicht stockfleckig. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        DON ABBONDIO E I BRAVI

      1840. Delizioso dipinto databile post 1840 raffigurante Don Abbondio fermato dai Bravi di Don Rodrigo. Francessco Gonin illustrò, magistralmente, per la prima volta nel 1840 il romanzo del Manzoni I Promessi Sposi. L'anonimo autore si rifà all'illustrazione di Francesco Gonin arrichendola di particolari. Cm 21x26 entro cornice. Realizzato su lastra di vetro. Sul retro si intravede, di altra mano, un altro dipinto con tre figure umane. Cornice coeva. Raro cimelio manzoniano.

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        Social destiny of man:

      8vo., two engraved plates, xiv + (2) + 480pp., some gatherings with foxing, one leaf browned and frayed in outer margin (not near text), variable paper browning, original ribbed cloth with some fading and minor staining. A complete and reasonably good copy.Publisher: Philadelphia: C.F. Stollmeyer.Year: 1840Edition: First edition.

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        Blick vom Donauufer zum Kloster, links die Donau "Stift Mölk".

      - altkol. Litho. m. Tonplatte n. u. v. Sandmann ( Druck Reiffenstein & Rösch ) n. Alt b. Bermann in Wien, um 1840, 24,5 x 36,5 Nebehay/Wagner, Nr. 26/ 28 - Blick vom Donauufer aus zum Kloster. - Unten mittig als Nr.28 bezeichnet.

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        Histoire de la télégraphie. Précédée 1° De l'origine du télégraphe Chappe. 2° D'observations sur la possibilité de remplacer le télégraphe aérien par un télégraphe acoustique. 3° Des motifs qui ont obligés les Chappe à demander leur retraite.

      Le Mans, Richelet, 1840. ____ Seconde édition, précieuse, car elle contient une longue introduction (108 pages) d'Abraham Chappe, frère de Claude et Ignace Chappe et remarquable inventeur lui-même. Il raconte l'invention du télégraphe, défend la mémoire familiale et propose d'améliorer le système par un télégraphe acoustique. Illustré par 34 très belles planches sur double-page. "A partir de Claude Chappe et de ses frères les dépêches iront à la vitesse de la manipulation des leviers: on passera d'une journée à une heure. (...) Aux Chappe revient l'immense mérite d'avoir conduit l'histoire du message, figée depuis l'aube des temps sur le chemin de l'éclair." En français dans le texte N° 238. Un volume porte sur le dos une étiquette de titre imprimée est en partie déchirée. Bel exemplaire tel que paru sous sa couverture de papier rose.***** Second edition, precious for its long introduction (108 pages) of Abraham Chappe, brother of Claude and Ignace Chappe and a remarkable inventor himself. Abrahams recounts the invention of the telegraph, defends the family memory and proposes to improve the system by an acoustic telegraph. Illustrated with 34 beautiful plates on double page. Fine copy as issued. 2 volumes in-8. Collation : (4), CVIII, 268, (2) pp. / 34 planches h.-t. Broché, couverture muette de l'époque.

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        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.).

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        The Picture Alphabet.

      Houndsditch: Bishop & Co., circa, 1840. Duodecimo, 12 pp. in total, woodcut illustrations throughout; original green printed wrappers, folded (not sewn) as issued. A delightful woodcut alphabet. Here are many favourites - the Fox, the Goose, and the Lamb - but where necessary, the publisher's evidently felt capable of stretching their young audience. Not only is K for Kangaroo, but there are more unusual inclusions such as I for Ibex, and even M for Mermaid. Sadly, inspiration only went so far; here, X is for the Letter X.The work also includes a child's ditty: "When school is done, g[o] home loiter not on the wa[y] / Come to school clean and play not by the way." Just lightly chipped at head of front.

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        Rock Grass Parrakeet [Rock Parrot].

      Vol V; Ebes 381 Rock Grass Parrakeet [Rock Parrot], Euphema petrophila [Neophema petrophila]. £1,250

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        Chamonix (senza titolo)

      1840. Veduta della cittadina di Chamounix, sullo sfondo il Bianco ed il ghiacciaio del Bosson. Finemente colorata alla gouache.

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        Speech of Sir William Molesworth, Bart. On Transportation.

      London: H. Hooper, 1840. Slim octavo, 76 pp.; in modern red half morocco, from the Webster collection with his small stamp on the rear endpaper, bound without final blank noted by Ferguson. An important early speech to the House of Commons by the British MP and parliamentary reformer Sir William Molesworth, summarising and presenting his work on the Select Committee on Transportation to Parliament for the first time.Molesworth (1810-1855) had chaired the Select Committee on Transportation, which had published its important report only two years earlier in 1838. The report had particularly focussed on the growing discontent from free settlers in Australia, as well as investigating Norfolk Island and Port Arthur, and here the report's author presents a succinct overview of his findings. Title page a little worn. Very good.

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        Early 19th century Paris Peep Show

      Paris (?): n.p. n.d., ca. 1840? Four engraved handcolored scenes cut out, plus the front and the back, and positioned via paper bellows. The front board depicts the Arc du Carrousel but has three peep holes in it. Looking through the central peep hole one sees the Tuileries Gardens, going right up the Avenue des Champs-Elysées to the Arc de Triomphe, and with statues, people, horse-drawn carriages. The two side peep holes give different views. 5 by 7½ inches. When fully extended it is over 24 inches in length. Front panel with the 'peep holes' is soiled. At some time the bellows were neatly replaced. Overall, though, it is in very good condition, with the individual scenes in lovely condition. Very good.

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        A SCRIPTURE ALPHABET Abridged principally from Harris's Natural History of the Bible.

      Title card with hand-coloured lithographed image, and twenty-six cards, each bearing an upper and lower case letter of the alphabet and a hand-coloured image with a biblical reference; their versos having explanatory text; all contained in the original box with a pictorial title-label. Each card: 12.4 x 8.3 cm. Some finger-marking; label rubbed and box expertly restored; else a very good set of a rare children's alphabet designed to reinforce bible studies.

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        A System of Anatomical Plates of the Human Body, Accompanied with Descriptions and Physiological, Pathological, and Surgical Observations.

      Edinburgh: W. H. Lizars, 1840. Hardcover. Elephant Folio - over 15 - 23" tall. Folio (428 x 274 mm). [28], 241 [1], xxxvi pp. Engraved title-page and 103 hand-colored engraved plates (numbered I to CI plus additional plates IX* and XXXII*). 19th-century three-quarter calf over marbled boards, spine with 6 raised bands tooled and ruled in gilt in compartments and with red gilt morocco lettering label (extremities slightly rubbed, rear hinge starting). Little marginal browning to text, very minor occasional thumbsoiling to plates, final few leaves of index a little foxed, annotations in pencil to 4 plates. Provenance: Library of Gerald I. Sugarman, MD. Overall, a fine and clean copy with good color. ----Heirs of Hippocrates 1436 (this edition); Waller 5950; Welllcome III, p.531; Cushing L313; Roberts & Tomlinson, The Fabric of the Body, pp 504-8. (all first edition). A later (second?) issue of this impressive and highly successful collaboration between anatomist John Lizars and his brother William Home Lizars, a talented artist and head of the publishing and engraving firm established by the brothers' father, Daniel Lizars (1754-1812). "Although it contains no new discoveries, this superb atlas is certainly one of the most elegant works of the nineteenth century." (Heirs of Hippocrates). The work was originally issued in 12 parts from 1822 to 1826. John Lizars studied under John Bell and later became a partner in Bell's anatomy school. The partnership with Bell was eventually dissolved but Lizars continued to teach on his own, and also maintained a private surgical practice. In 1825 Lizars became the first surgeon in Britain to perform an ovariotomy (see Garrison-M. 6026). In 1831 he was appointed professor of surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. Lizars' System of Anatomical Plates was by far his most successful work, going through many editions; "the sale of the book in its various forms was reported to be immense" (Roberts & Tomlinson p 505). Lizars' fame as engraver led John James Audubon to engage Lizars to engrave the plates for the elephant folio Birds of America; however, after Lizars had engraved the first ten plates, he recommended to Audubon that this enormous project (requiring over 76,000 elephant folio hand-colored plates for the 175 copies in the edition) be turned over to Robert Havell in London. Lizars' atlas for his brother's System of Anatomical Plates represents the highest quality of artistic production available in Scotland at this date (Roberts & Tomlinson, The Fabric of the Body, pp 504-8). Very Good.

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