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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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        Neues Zoologisches oder naturgeschichtliches Lottospiel zum Nutzen und Vergnuen fur die Jugend, mit besondere Berucksichtigung zur Erwerbung nutzlicher Kenntnisse in der Natuergeschichte des Thierreichs - Jeu de Lotterie Zoologique - The Zooligical Lottery.

      Germany: circa, 1840. Lottery game with 12 handcoloured illustrated cards (each with 15 illustrations of mammals), 60 printed markers (text in German, French and English) in a cloth sack and 12 glass counters in a patterned cloth sack, and 2 pp. instruction leaflet; all contained in the original painted timber box with lithographed titling label decorated in gilt. A beautiful German children's lottery game in remarkably fine original condition. The theme of the game is mammals or the 'first class of the animal kingdom'. The object of the game is to be the first to fill the squares on an illustrated game card with the smaller name cards of the animals. The handcoloured drawings are based on the works of Buffon, Schreber, Cuvier and Schinz, and include a wide variety of mammals ranging from human beings to exotic Australian species, including the echidna, platypus, kangaroo and wombat.Games of this period with all of their pieces intact are particularly rare. This one is complete with its printed rule sheet, original glass counters and the original box. Minor restoration to lid, overall excellent condition.

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        Specimens of Foreign Standard Literature German Literature 3 Volumes Complete

      Boston, MA: Hilliard, Gray, and Co., 1840. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. Size=5."x8. (full book description) Hilliard, Gray, and Co., Boston, MA, 1840. 1st American Ed VG-, Hard Cover, No Dust Jacket. Size=5."x8", 352,428,372pgs. 3 Volumes Complete. Dark cloth and paper spine labels. Labels browned, cover fore-edge corners have slight shelfwear, endpapers foxed, ink owner name, date on all 3 volumes front endpaper, o.w. clean & tight. many pages are still unopened. Amazing texts are bright and in Near Fine condition. SCARCE 3 volume set. Translated from the German by C. C. Felton. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations ... with a commentary by the author of "England and America".

      London: Charles Knight, 1835-, 1840. Four volumes, duodecimo, each with engraved frontispieces of Smith, Ricardo and other eminent economists; each volume bearing ownership name 'C.M. Wakefield'; bindings show some wear and spine ends a little chipped yet a very good set in original blind decorated green publisher's cloth. A Wakefield family copy of this work to which Edward Gibbon Wakefield had provided a preface and commentary, a popular edition of Adam Smith's pivotal economic treatise. The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography notes that by 1833 'Wakefield had become a confirmed disciple of Adam Smith and published an edited version of the Wealth of Nations, in four volumes, between 1835 and 1839. The extensive commentaries that accompany each chapter clearly outline his thinking as he sought to create a model post-enlightenment society.'The set comprises mixed editions in uniform publisher's cloth, with each volume bearing the manuscript owner's name 'C.M. Wakefield'. While this is evidently a family copy therefore, the initials do not correspond to any of his immediate family members. Given the emigration of several family members to New Zealand and Australia, the books may have belonged to a descendent living in the colonies, perhaps Clara Marie Wakefield, daughter of William Wakefield and Maria Sophia Emilie Schwass, born 1886 in Waimea East, Nelson, New Zealand; another possibility would be Clara Wakefield, born Melbourne 1864, daughter of Frank and Agnes Wakefield.

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        Autograph letter signed "A. Tamburini" to Louis Viardot, Director of the Théâtre Italien....

      2 pp. of a bifolium. Octavo. Dated February 8, 1840. In black ink. On stationery with Tamburini's monogram embossed at head of each leaf. With two round blindstamps of the Collection Viardot to upper and lower portion of first page. In French (with translation). Tamburini wishes Viardot had chosen Bellini's La straniera to allow him to show off the full extent of his skills. "I am charmed that you have chosen Il pirata for Mr. [Giovanni] Rubini's benefit; even though an artist like him has no need of a great role to shine, nevertheless it is always good to present oneself in this score which has place him above all known tenors. As for me, my role was written at the beginning of my career, and Bellini did not bother to slip in any aria; but he wrote La straniera to compensate me for it. Certainly you would do well, Sir, to give your artists the benefit of the scores they prefer. I would have also liked to be one of the ones selected." Creased at folds. Tamburini, a noted Italian baritone, created and/or premièred important roles in multiple operas by Bellini and Donizetti. Alongside famed tenor Giovanni Rubini (1794-1854), who originated Gualtiero, he created the role of Ernesto in Il pirata. As mentioned in the present letter, he created Valdeburgo in La straniera in 1829. Along with Rubini, Giulia Grisi (1811-1869), and Luigi Lablache (1794-1858) he was one of the famous 'Puritani quartet', who in 1835 created Bellini's opera. "In 1832 Tamburini appeared for the first time at the Théâtre Italien, Paris, singing Dandini (La Cenerentola), Assur (Semiramide), the title role of Mosè in Egitto and Valdeburgo. For a decade he sang alternately in London and Paris... His voice was rich, sweet, extensive and equal... and in every part of it entirely under control. His execution has never been exceeded... No one since himself has so thorough combined grandeur, accent, florid embellishment and solidity." Elizabeth Forbes in Grove Music Online. French critic and translator Louis Viardot (1800-1883) was the director of the Théâtre Italien from 1838 until 1840, when he left his post following his marriage to the brilliant young singer, Pauline Garcia (1821-1910). Indeed their wedding took place in April 1840, shortly after this letter was written....

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        Cours d'esthétique

      André, Hachette, Joubert et Grimblot, Raybois. 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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        Officium Beatae Mariae Virginis ( Codice Cavense 47 ). Commentario in lingua italiana e inglese.

      Roma, Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, 2003. Fogli 143 formato cm. 11,0 x 170pp. 180, due volumi rilegati in piena pelle rosso/marron. Libro d'Ore di origine francese, eseguito tra il XV e il XVI secolo, venne acquisito tra il 1840 e il 1844 dall'abate Marincola per la biblioteca privata di papa Pio VII e fu quindi trasferito nell'Abbazia della SS. Trinità di Cava dei Tirreni, dove è conservato ancora oggi. Il codice, riccamente miniato, venne realizzato nell'ambito della bottega di Jean Bourdichon, discepolo di Jean Fouquet, artista ufficiale dei sovrani di Francia. L'edizione facsimile, resa possibile dall'impiego di tecniche sofisticatissime e di retinature non convenzionali, è stata stampata a 9 colori su carta speciale per codici, con impressioni in oro a caldo. Tiratura esclusiva di 500 copie numerate (247 la ns,) integrate da un commentario curato da Giovanna Lazzi, Direttore della Biblioteca Riccardiana di Firenze. I volumi sono in bella esposizione/cofanetto in plexiglas con borchie e viti in ottone,

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        Howard Pickney. A Novel. By the Author of "Clinton Bradshaw," "East and West," Etc., Etc.

      First edition. Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1840. 2 vols, 12mo, original purple cloth and printed paper labels. A scarce novel by the nephew of Isaiah Thomas who was born in Providence, R.I., but was raised in Charleston, S.C. and spent much of his early career as a journalist, poet and novelist, in Cincinnati. Thomas (1806-1866) later moved to Richmond and Washington, where he befriended and became a close friend of Edgar Allan Poe. Small stain in the upper margin of volume 1; cloth and labels somewhat stained and a little worn; very good copy.

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        Portrait de femme

      S.n.. Original pencil depicting a woman sitting with her hands folded, wearing a dress with oversized draping and flowers in hair design. Stamp of the artist in the lower left of the sheet. Achilles Devéria (1800-1857) was a French painter, illustrator and engraver, pupil of Girodet-Trioson. It is recognized and has published numerous lithographs (Tales of Perrault, Don Quixote, Robinson Crusoe, The Henriade ...) illustrator. In 1849 he was appointed director of the department of prints of the National Library and assistant curator of the Egyptian department of the Louvre. The famous portrait of Honore de Balzac young man (1825) is assigned. He painted in his Paris studio on Rue de l'Ouest. Victor Hugo, Alexandre Dumas (father), Prosper Mérimée, Franz Liszt and many other artists and writers have come here to be immortalized. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! S.n. S.l. circa 1840 30,5x39cm (dimensions du cadre) et 15,5x19cm (dimensions du dessin) une feuille sous marie-louise encadrée

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        Lehrbuch der Botanik. Erster Band: Allgemeine Botanik I; Zweiten Bandes erster Theil: Allgemeine Botanik II; Zweiten Bandes zweiten Theil: Allgemeine Botanik III; Dritten Bandes erster Theil: Specielle Botanik I; Dritten Bandes zweiter Theil: Specielle Botanik II; Angang, enthaltend die botanische Kustsprache in Form eines Wörterbuches.

      Schweizerbart, Stuttgart 1834-1840. - 476 S. - 544 S. - 830 S. - 1296 S. (Bände 4+5), 283 S. - 16 lithographirte Tafel mit etwa 500 (teils kolorierten) Figuren, Mit dem oftmals fehlendem Anhang und Atlasband; Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 4000 8° + 4° (Atlasband), marmoriertes Halbleinen der Zeit mit Rückentitel, Bibliotheks-Exemplar (ordnungsgemäß entwidmet), Stempel auf Vorsatz und Titel, Name auf Vorsatz, Rückstände und Klebereste im Bereich des ehemaligen Rückenschildes, sonst festes und gutes Exemplar, Schnitt gerongfügig stockfleckig, selte nach innen übergreifend, sonst innen sauber, 3 Bände + Anhang + Atlasband in zusammen 7 Bänden,. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Huldigung der preussischen Stände vor König Friedrich Wilhelm IV in Berlin am 15. Oktober 1840, "Die Huldigung. Berlin am 15ten October 1840".

      - Lithographie m. Tonplatte v. Meyerheim n. Schwarz, um 1840, 42 x 33 (H) Nicht bei Kiewitz. Ernst, Berlin in der Druckgraphik, Schwarz, Gustav, Nr. 8 - Seltene Lithographie - Auch bei der Thronbesteigung Friedrich Wilhelm IV gehörte die uralte Tradition der Huldigung der Stände zum Ritual. Blick vom Schloßplatz aus zur Ehrentribüne.

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        Voyage et Aventures de Lord Villiam Carisdall en Icarie, traduits de l'Anglais de Francis Adams par Th. Dufruit, Maitre de Langues.

      Paris: Hippolyte Souverain, 1840. Two volumes in one, octavo, with both half-titles, red quarter morocco with decorated boards, gilt title and bands on spine. A handsome copy of the very rare first edition of this key work, an imaginary voyage to a radical socialist utopia, and the 'most popular nineteenth century exemplar' (Manuel) of its type. This first edition was actually printed in 1839 (not 1840 as appears on the title-page) in a very limited number of copies, apparently for private distribution by the author. The next year the work appeared under its more familiar title Voyage en Icarie, with Cabet's name on the title.Cabet (1788-1856), lawyer and revolutionary, was exiled from France for his political criticism. He travelled to England where he wrote this sprawling utopian adventure. It had an enormous impact, especially in the United States where it was taken as the manifesto for a series of short-lived socialist communities, most famously the Icarian city at Nauvoo, the old Mormon town in Illinois. Cabet himself was President of this society for some eight years, but like all of its successors, internal problems led to splintering and collapse.Nordhoff visited the Icaria experiment when he was researching The Communistic Societies, and felt pained witnessing the chasm between the 'comfort and elegance [Cabet] so glowingly described and the dreary poverty of the life which a few determined men and women have there chosen to follow'. The historian is bitter about Cabet himself - 'little more than a vain dreamer' - but touchingly sombre about the societies he helped found: 'I could not help feeling pity, if not for the men, yet for the women and children of the settlement, who have lived through all the penury and hardship of these many years'.This copy has the two characteristic printing errors of the early first edition (p. 402 misnumbered "378"; second title-page with "Villiam"). Some copies are known with a frontispiece, not present here. Some foxing; a handsome copy.

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        Les mille et une nuits, contes arabes

      Edition first printing of false titles, 3 headpieces including a statement to gold and abandamment illustrated ornaments and vignettes in-text, and some inset with Andrex Best accommodation, Levilly.Binders half vintage red shagreen. Back with nerves decorated with 4 feurons boxed. Ernest Bourdin à Paris 1840 (S.d.) in-8 (18x26cm) 480pp. et 576pp. et 482pp. 3 volumes reliés

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        Libellulinae Europaeae Descriptae ac Depictae

      Leopold Voss, 1840. 29.5 x 21.0 cm. Pp. (1), 180, (1), 48 engraved plates (46 hand coloured). The excellent plates are very detailed and finely handcoloured. The last two uncoloured plates show anatomical details and a fossil dragonfly. Contemporary full calf by Riviere, gilt decoration and lettering, all edges gilt. Gift details dated 1850 on first blank, sporadic foxing, occasional slight offsetting, but plates mostly clean, extremities slightly rubbed, slight damage to label and to leather finish on spine. Text in Latin. An elegant copy of the first edition of this rare monograph on dragonflies by the eminent entomologist and geologist Toussaint de Charpentier (1779-1847). [Nissen 874].. 1st. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket.

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        Des muthvollen Schiffcapitains Jean Francois Galoup, Grafen de la Perouse, höchst merkwürdige Entdeckung eines sechsten Welttheiles jenseits des 85sten Grades nördlicher Breite, und Wunderbare Schicksale der kühnen Mannschaft seiner Fregatte La Boussole in diesem überraschenden Himmelsstriche jenseits der bis jetzt für unübersteigbar gehaltenen Eisberge und Eisfelder. Aus den auf der Bricer-Insel aufgefundenen Reisetagebüchern und Manuscripten zusammengetragen und bearbeitet von Dr. Reidcliff. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt von F.C. Bindemann.

      Hamburg: J.G.Sn. Wichers, 1840. Octavo, 64pp; original printed dark blue wrappers; protective cloth case. An extremely rare La Pérouse fantasy, written in the best tradition of imaginary voyages, and following on from a number of fanciful narratives sparked by the mysterious disappearance of the French voyage. This fantasy actually appeared after Dillon's chance discovery of relics of the La Pérouse expedition on Vanikoro in 1826, news of which had been widely publicised by 1830: this odd book was thus very late in the genre. Ray Howgego has identified eight strands of La Pérouse fiction, of which this is the last (L17, see also L9 for summary and L10-L17 in Encyclopedia of Exploration [vol 5]: Invented and Apocryphal Narratives of Travel, Hordern House, 2013). As so often with imaginary voyages, there is an overt framing device in the form of the "famous" English physician Reidcliff's discovery of French manuscripts: "One of the more bizarre La Pérouse fantasies, [it] is allegedly based on the journal and manuscripts found by an Englishman, Dr Reidcliff, on 'Bricer Island' in 1835. The papers prove that the Boussole managed to sail away from Vanikoro, passing through the Bering Strait as far north as 82ºN where it was stopped by ice. La Pérouse then went on foot over the ice until, between 85º and 88ºN, he discovered a sunny paradise, full of fruit-tree orchards and unknown animals, in a land ruled over entirely by women. The sailors can find nothing more enticing, although they are always at risk of being taken by enormous cranes that transport their unsuspecting victims into an icy realm. Reidcliff discovers the papers of the expedition under mysterious circumstances, and transmits them to Europe... " (Howgego). Naturally, the protagonists have named their newly discovered sixth continent New France. The acknowledged "translator" Bindemann is almost certainly the author of the piece. It has been suggested that the jokey name of Dr Reidcliff could deliberately allude to the gothic novels of Ann Radcliffe (1764-1823). The book has been compared with Swift's Gulliver's Travels, no surprises there, but Gersdorf (in Repertorium der gesammten deutschen Literatur) has also more usefully pointed out similarities with Herschel's supposed moon discoveries (The "Great Moon Hoax" stories appeared in a series of articles in 1835).There were either two or three editions of the work, which first appeared under a different title (Letzte Schicksale und entedeckungen des franz. Schiffscaptains Grafen de La Perouse... ) in Hanau in 1837. This ran to 240 pp. but in its present Hamburg 1840 edition it has been reduced to 64 pp. by setting in very small type. The book was known to Ferguson only from the entries for the 1837 Hanau edition and this 1840 Hamburg version in Edward Weber Allen's Jean François Galaup De Lapérouse: A Check List (San Francisco, 1941). No copies of any edition were located for the Ferguson Addenda. It seems that the La Pérouse bibliographer McLaren, working from the same details, has confused the issue by adding an 1840 Hanau edition (also said to run to 64 pp., but with title matching the 1837 version), for which he cites only an Allen copy. There is no such copy in the Allen collection (now in the University of Washington library in Seattle) but the Allen copy of the present Hamburg 1840 edition with different title, which is indeed in the Allen Library today, is not cited by McLaren. McLaren does however locate a copy of the present edition in the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales. We have also located a copy in the Turnbull Library in New Zealand. Apparently no other copy of any version is held in Australia or New Zealand even now.(To confuse things further, WorldCat does cite one German library holding of a supposed 1840 Hanau edition, but the details are so sketchy that we believe this to have been another confusion between the two actual editions. The McLaren ghost entry and this WorldCat entry do not match.)In short we believe that there were just two editions: Hanau 1837 and the present Hamburg 1840 publication, both of which are very rare outside German library holdings. Some light staining throughout but essentially in good condition; the original wrappered binding is in good state having been preserved by a plain paper cover since discarded.

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        Seven Printed Legal Documents dealing with Land in the Estate of William Bligh.

      London: Battye, Fisher & Sudlow, June 1838 - January, 1840. Seven printed legal documents, all individually stitch-sewn and folded into dockets, some legal marginalia in lead and blue pencil chiefly relating to the property "Copenhagen" A good set of printed legal documents relating to the sale of Bligh's properties in New South Wales.The sale, as these papers show, was first announced in 1838 for the benefit of his six living children. 'Bligh died intestate as to his estate in New South Wales. Probate was afterwards granted on the application of Charles Hallett, Proctor, and Felix Slade, Attorney. The share of Anne, described as a "lunatic", was vested in trustees for her benefit.' (George Mackaness, The Life of Vice-Admiral Bligh, pp. 340-1).Interestingly, one of the people granted power-of-attorney in Sydney with regards to this sale was Stuart Donaldson, later the first premier of New South Wales (his name is given in the printed text as "Thomas", but struck out with a manuscript correction).The first and most significant record present here is dated 22 June 1838, and gives details of the six children, beginning with William's and Elizabeth's eldest daughter Elizabeth. This also contains details of the five main properties at stake: Copenhagen (1000 acres in the Upper Nelson), his residence Camperdown (240 acres), the property known as Mount Betham (105 acres in Parramatta), and two properties on the Hawkesbury, Simpson's Farm (110 acres) and Tylor's Farm (two separate allotments, 170 acres in total).Also present here are two copies of the 30 November 1839 "Consent to Sale", one copy of the 29 July 1839 Act dealing with the sixth share of 'Ann Campbell Bligh, Spinster, a Lunatic', and three copies of the 24 January 1840 granting of power-of-attorney in New South Wales to Stuart Alexander Donaldson and John William Gosling, both of Sydney. It is distinctly possible that this suite of documents was originally held by someone involved in the processing of "Copenhagen" in particular, as the few manuscript notes in these printed documents deal chiefly with this property. A little dusted and a few tears, but very good.

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         Ordre des Chevaliers du Temple Statuts des Chevaliers de l'Ordre du Temple formés des règles sanctionnées dans les Convents-Généraux et rédigés en un seul code, par le Convent-Général de Versailles, de l'an 586 (1705)

      Bruxelles, imprimerie de l'ordre du Temple, 722-1840, gd in 4°, de 2ff.-120pp., cart. papier marbré moderne genre ancien, titre rapporté au 1er plat, couv. ill. cons, mouillure et tache en marge sinon bon exemplaire. Rarissimes statuts de l'Ordre des néo-templiers de Fabré-Palaprat publiés en Belgique en 1840. Avec la liste des membres, commanderies, abbayes, maisons d'initiation, habits, protocole, charte de transmission, acte d'intronisation, manifeste, proclamation, décrets, allocutions etc... ¶ Inconnu de Dessubré, qui cite un titre approchant au n°1009 - Dorbon n°4663 "ouvrage très rare, non cité par Dessubré... il contient en effet non seulement les statuts, mais encore les actes, pièces et documents principaux de l'Ordre des néo-Templiers, et relate les discussions et schismes qui eurent lieu lorsque le Grand-Maître Fabré-Palaprat, voulut imposer aux chevaliers le Rite johannite".

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        THE ADVENTURES OF OLD MOTHER HUBBARD AND HER WONDERFUL DOG. With Coloured Engravings.

      34pp., each leaf printed on one side only. Illustrated with a full-page engraved frontispiece and fourteen half-page engravings, all coloured by hand as issued. Recent quarter sheep over marbled boards with vellum tips. Small repair to fore-edge of frontispiece, else a very good copy of a rare and attractive edition of this classic. Darton H1107[2]., citing one copy only.

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        SAM SYNTAX'S DESCRIPTION OF THE CRIES OF LONDON. With appropriate coloured engravings.

      18 leaves, printed on one side only. Title; frontispiece and 16 other engravings all coloured by hand, with verses beneath. Original wrappers, with John Harris's logo printed on the lower panel. Small chip to blank corner of frontispiece; covers a little marked; else a very good copy. A reissue of a title from Harris's Cabinet, first published in 1820.

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        In Obitum viri eximii et celeberrimi navigatoris Jacobi Cook [Elegy on Cook's death, in:] Primitiae et Reliquiae.

      London: William Nicol, 1840. Octavo, presentation inscription by Wellesley to Sir John Williams, bookplate of Augustine Birrell, later owner's notes to endpapers and letter loosely inserted; a very good copy, uncut in the original drab boards, rebacked; with 12 pp. addenda in original drab wrappers, stitch-sewn, old folds, loosely inserted. A rare Cook piece: presentation copy of a privately-published work, inscribed to Sir John Williams "with Lord Wellesley's compliments" and signed "Wellesley". Beddie notes only the Mitchell Library copy of what is apparently a reprint of the following year.Pages 53-58 contain Wellesley's poem on the death of Captain Cook written at Christ Church, Oxford, in July 1780, which won the University Prize that year. In 1780 both Cambridge and Oxford offered prizes for poems on the subject of Cook's death, testament to the fervent interest in his fate throughout Europe. A footnote on the first page reads 'When this Poem was written, the particular circumstances of Captain Cook's death, especially his having fallen in the act of checking his crew, who were preparing to fire on the Natives of Owhyhee, (an Island first discovered by himself,) were unknown in Europe: otherwise they would have furnished ample materials for the conclusion of the Poem. This Poem was recited in the Theatre at Oxford, July 1780... '.Wellesley's slender collection of Latin verse, privately published late in his life, includes his juvenile and undergraduate Latin poems as well as some from his later life. The brother of the Duke of Wellington, Wellesley (1760-1842) had a public life including the Governorship-General of India.Loosely inserted in this attractive copy is a 12-page pamphlet of additional poems by Wellesley: an early owner's note suggests that it was purchased at the sale of the poet Samuel Rogers' library.

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        Souvenirs d'un Aveugle. Voyage autour du monde... Chasses. Drame.

      Paris: H.-L. Delloye, 1840. Large octavo, 15 plates, untrimmed with an early library stamp on the title-page; a handsome copy in polished half calf, spine banded and gilt. Fine copy of this unusual addition to his voyage account by the prolific and eccentric Arago, which includes vivid descriptions of the natural history of Australia. The fifteen dramatic plates are all after Arago's own drawings, and include an image of an Australian Aborigine confronted with a rearing Black Snake.A rather good note in the Hill catalogue confirms that this is an unofficial supplement to the 1839 Hortet et Ozanne edition of Arago's Souvenirs d'un aveugle, a richly illustrated account that is "much prized". This is a popular account of hunting from around the world, with each of the sections devoted to a different animal. Two sections are devoted to animals of Australia, the Black Snake (pp. 152-165) and the Kangaroo (pp. 367-379). If anything, Arago's tale of the Black Snake is the more arresting, telling the story of an Aboriginal man bartering with a plantation owner before coming face to face with the snake among the eucalypts. The lengthy description of Sydney and its environs is based, of course, on his own visit when he completed the circumnavigation in the Uranie under the command of Louis de Freycinet.By the time this version of his book reached the public, the remarkable Arago had lost his sight: hence the new title which he reused for several different works, the Souvenirs d'un aveugle.With the bookplate of the Comte Polydor de la Rochefoucauld.

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        Souvenirs d'un aveugle. Voyage autour du monde par Jacques Arago, nouvelle édition revue et augmentée...

      Brussels: Société Typographique, 1840. Large octavo, with a portrait frontispiece, lithographs and in-text illustrations; original gilt decorated full calf. One of the reduced single-volume editions of Arago's classic account. There were numerous editions of his narrative: this particular one is not recorded by Ferguson (although a four-volume version of the same year is Ferguson 2906). Slight spotting and offsetting joints scuffed, lower joint starting, a good copy.

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        The Ingoldsby legends or mirth and marvels by Thomas Ingoldsby Esquire [with] The Ingoldsby legends ... Second series.

      The very rare private issue of the first two volumes of Barham's most successful work, specially printed on heavier cream-toned paper, with the special limitation leaf, numbered and signed by Richard Bentley in the first volume. Plates and illustrations are by Leech, Cruikshank, and Buss. This copy is denoted copy #1 in ink, but a trace of an erasure suggests it may have been denoted #12, and then corrected at some point. The ownership signature of the author's son, R.H.D. Barham, who edited the third volume in 1847, appears on the half-title of the second volume. No private issue of the third volume was prepared. The rather complex bibliography of this private issue, as well as that of the public issue, is discussed at length by Sadleir in the context of his entries for the copies in his collection, pp. 27- 29. He owned copy #8 (the publisher's copy) of the private edition of the first volume, but lacked the second volume in this form. He had knowledge of only two other copies, Barham's own copy (later Owen Young's) at the NYPL, and a catalogue reference to a copy from the collection of D. Phoenix Ingraham, sold in "February 1836 [sic, i.e. 1936]." This copy of the first volume, like Sadleir's and the others, has on p. 236 the incomplete printing of "The Franklyn's Dogge." Sadleir's analysis suggested to him the following probable sequence: a) the private edition, b) copies of the public edition with p. 236 in the same form as it appears in the private edition, c) copies of the public edition with p. 236 blank; and d) copies of the public edition with the complete new version of the text on p. 236. The set in hand raises a new question in regard to the form of the binding of the private edition in its original state. Sadleir's copy, like the copy he located at NYPL, was bound in "Full brown Russia," with the title, imprint, and date on the spine, and the title on the upper board, and he describes that binding as "original." The binding described by Carter in reference to the twelve private copies is also in accord with Sadleir's description. However, the remnants of the binding preserved at the back of the present first volume -- see below -- are red moiré silk (as opposed to the brown cloth of the public edition), with the side panels and spine ornately blocked with a gilt design and the title within the gilt frame (the spine is rather worn, but legible). This suggests that only some of the twelve private copies were bound in leather, and others, or at least one, were bound in this special silk cloth, gilt extra.Binding: Full claret crushed levant, gilt extra, all edges gilt, by Riviere, with the side panels and spine of the original binding of the first volume bound at the end.Barham began writing the short pieces making up this series as contributions to his friend and classmate's Bentley's Miscellany. The subject matter was "at first derived from the legendary lore of the author's ancestral locality in Kent, but soon [was] enriched by satires on the topics of the day and subjects of pure invention, or borrowed from history or the 'Acta Sanctorum'. . . . The success of the 'Legends' was pronounced from the first, and when published collectively in 1840 they at once took the high place in humorous literature which they have ever since retained" (DNB). Provenance: With R.H.D. Barham's signature as noted above, and with the armorial bookplate of Sir David Lionel Salomons (1851-1925) in each volume.

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        Les Français peints par eux-mêmes

      Léon Curmer. Edition consists of five volumes on Paris, three of the Province and the colonies and Prism bonus given to subscribers, and often missing. Bound in half roan cherry back with four nerves adorned parts of title and volume number of black sheepskin, caissons, nets and small floral florets gilt initials "NM" golden tail, all marbled edges. A head cover and spine lightly rubbed. Famous gallery 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, Traviès, etc.. The portraits are accompanied by original contributions of the most famous Romantic writers including: Balzac, Nodier, Gautier, Nerval, Gozlan, Janin, Karr, etc.. Many foxing, two angular tears without loss. The famous editor Leon Curmer was to design, publishing its French, to achieve a "legal encyclopedia that summarizes the whole society." Successful bet, since managed to raise almost three hundred kinds. Rare and complete copy wide-margined of one of the masterpieces of work illustrated book romantic, although complete map of France in 395 colors and prints in black (including the famous Napoleon on horseback) and seven frontispieces . --- 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 18x26,5cm 9 volumes reliés

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        The Works Of Benjamin Franklin. [in Ten Volumes] Containing Several Political and Historical Tracts Not Included in Any Former Edition, and Many Letters Official and Private, Not Hitherto Published. with Notes and Life of the Author by Jared Sparks.

      Hilliard, Gray, and Company ; Tappan & Dennett 1840 - Plates, some folding: Engravings, maps, portraits; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 1837- 1844. Hilliard, Gray, and Company ; Tappan & Dennett: Boston. Ten volumes, complete. Uniformly bound in mid 19th century speckled calf with black leather title and volume labels to spine. Mixed imprints with 7 volumes (five 1st editions) published with the Hilliard imprint; Vols II, III & IV with the Tappan & Dennett imprint dated 1844. Handsome and well preserved set with only minimal rubbing to leather at edges. Spines darkening; some rubbing and cracking to black leather labels. All volumes retain half-title pages; coated yellow ensheets are clean and intact. Some scattered foxing, here and there moderately heavy but generally pages are bright and clean. Illustrated with engraved plates and maps, some folding; some frontispieces. Tide line across the bottom corner of the lower board of Volume I - no damp evidence to any pages. Volumes V through X are 1st editions. Handsome set. VG+ . Oversize book set will require additional charges for most shipping methods. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Français peints par eux-mêmes

      Léon Curmer. 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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        Vautrin

      Delloye & Tresse. 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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        Master Humphrey's Clock.

      4to (3 volumes). Original brown cloth, upper boards stamped centrally with clock design in gilt enclosed in elaborate floral borders, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled; with illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot K. Browne; very good; provenance: from the library of illustrated book collector L.H. Dorrenboom. First edition.

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        [Japanese Colour Woodblock Historical Atlas of China] ??????????. [To?do rekidai shu?gun enkaku chizu]....

      [Edo]. [Circa1840]. Thirteen colour double page woodblock maps in excellent condition, bound in Japanese accordion binding, 35 x 20cm, map size 33.2 x 38.2cm. Paper title label upper cover. Handsome patterned paper covered boards lightly rubbed in places particularly at corners, upper corner lower cover little bumped, title label little insect damaged in places not affecting the title. A particularly good copy of this well known atlas. This Japanese historical atlas of Chinese maps traces Chinese history from the early times through to the Qing Dynasty. First published in 1789, two editions of this atlas were published in 1835.Influential and popular this handsome atlas ran to at least seven editions the last apparently published in 1857. The maps in this atlas are: 1. ?????? [Dai Shinkoku do?teizu] [Map of The Broad World of Great Qing] 2. ????? [Uko? kyu?shu?zu] [Yugong Map of the Nine Provinces] 3. ????? [Shu? Shokuho?-shi zu] [Map of the Nine Provinces of Zhou Dynasty] 4. ????? [Shunju? rekkokuzu] [Map of Five Nations of Chunqiu Period (Eastern Zhou Dynasty)] 5. ????? [Sengoku shichiyu?zu] [Map of Seven States of Zhanguo Period (Eastern Zhou Dynasty)] 6. ????????? [Shin sanju?rokugun narabi ni Etsu shigun] [Map of Thirty-six Administrative Regions of Qin Dynasty] 7. ????? [Seikan shu?gunzu] [Map of Administrative Divisions and subdivisions of Western Han Dynasty] 8. ????? [To?kan shu?gunzu] [Map of Administrative Divisions of Eastern Han Dynasty] 9. ????? [Sangoku teijizu] [Map of Tripartite Confrontation of the Three Kingdoms] 10. ???????? [Ryo? Shin Nanbokucho? shu?gunzu] [Map of Administrative Divisions and Subdivisions of Two Jin Dynasties, Southern and Northern Dynasties (A.D.265-5890] 11. ???? [To? ju?do?zu] [Map of Ten Prefectures of Tang Dynasties] 12. ?????????? [Dai Min itto nikei ju?sansho?zu] [Map of Thirteen Provinces of Great Ming] 13. ??????? [Ajia sho ?To?yo?zu] [Map of Asia and Little Eastern Ocean] (When referring to this item please quote stockid 155618)....

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        The Ingoldsby Legends or Mirth and Marvels

      

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        Voyages of The Dutch Brig of War Dourga.

      1st English edition. London. James Madden. 1840. 2 black and white folding maps, xxiv366pp, some light browning, nineteenth century half calf binding with marbled paper covered boards, recased, binding showing some light wear but generally very good. Hill p.35726. F.3016. First published in Dutch in 1828. This most interesting volume describes Kolff's experiences during his voyage along the southern parts of the Moluccan archipelago and along the south west coast of New Guinea when he went in search of former Dutch East India forts which had been abandoned some years earlier to survey their condition and in an effort to re-establish contact and trade with the native people. Includes a chapter on Timor as well as a number of chapters on New Guinea, the Arru islands and the Tenimber Islands and several on other smaller islands including the Serwatty Islands, Damma, Lakor, Luan, Baba and Noa and Roma. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 87767).

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        Leçons de géométrie appliquée aux arts, professées a Versailles.

      Versailles: by the author, 1840. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio, 244 pp. Script in black ink on plain paper, numerous geometric drawings in ink at inner margin. Contemporary half green calf with spine lettered and decorated in gilt. ----Original book manuscript in a neat hand for the second edition of the Lecons, which was published in 1841 by Dufaure. Lacroix (1795-1875) was professor of applied geometry at Versailles. Near Fine.

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        Master Humphrey's Clock [The Old Curiosity Shop; Barnaby Rudge].

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1840. FIRST EDITION of Barnaby Rudge, The Old Curiosity Shop, and Master Humphrey's Clock. 3 volumes. Quarto. Publisher's vertically-ribbed brown cloth, elaborately blocked in gilt and blind, with gilt-blocked clock design to upper cover (the hands indicating the volume numbers on each), marbled edges and endpapers. Same owner bookplate to each volume, occasional light spotting, covers in remarkably clean condition with bright gilt, a few minor marks, some local sunning. A beautiful near fine set, housed in a leather-spined clamshell box. First Edition in Book Form; originally a weekly periodical edited and written entirely by Charles Dickens from April 4, 1840-December 4, 1841; Narrator Master Humphrey was a lonely man who lived in London. He keeps old manuscripts in an antique grandfather clock by the chimney-corner, and decides to start a little club, called Master Humphrey's Clock, where the members, including Mr. Pickwick himself, have a penchant for telling strories. In the book, several short tales are recounted, followed by the novels 'The Old Curiosity Shop', which follows the life of the beautiful and virtuous Little Nell and her Grandfather, and 'Barnaby Rudge', Dickens first effort at historical fiction, set during London's non-Popery 'Gordon' Riots (Protestant rallying against the Roman Catholic Relief Act, 1778). Podeschi; Gimbel Catalogue. Eckel [p67], Grolier Exhibition, Slater; Suzannet Catalogue. Collins; Dickens and Crime (1962).

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        The South Australian Almanack and General Directory for 1841.

      Adelaide: Robert Thomas and Co., December, 1840. Octavo, 150, xx pp. (last blank), original limp linen light blue printed wrappers, housed in a fine folding full morocco case by Sangorski, blue moiré silk linings. The third South Australian Almanac, in very good original condition.As with the almanac for the preceding year, perhaps the most important inclusion is the report on "Progress of Discovery" with significant reports by Eyre and Gawler (pp. 68-79). The 1841 almanac is also particularly good on the development of Adelaide. Very good.

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        THE HISTORY OF THE CELEBRATED NANNY GOOSE. From the original M.S. Wirksworth.

      36 pages. Illustrated with five hand-coloured lithographic plates. Original cloth-backed plain semi-stiff card covers. 17.4 x 10.8 cm. Ownership name and date of 1841 on front pastedown; corners just a touch worn; else a very good copy of a scarce juvenile, believed to be the original precursor of the story of the Three Little Pigs. This story was first published in 1813. WorldCat records one copy of the above edition, held at the Principia College in the United States, but it only has four plates. Wirksworth is in the English county of Derbyshire.

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        S. 369. In Senate of the United States. June 12, 1840. Mr. Crittenden.

      1840. the Federal Bankruptcy Act of 1841. Original Printing of the Federal Bankruptcy Act of 1841 [Bankruptcy]. [United States Senate]. [Committee on Bankruptcy]. Crittenden, John J. [1787-1863]. S. 369. In Senate of the United States. June 12, 1840. Mr. Crittenden, From The Select Committee On the Subject, Reported the Following Bill; Which was Read, And Passed to a Second Reading, And Made the Special Order of the Day for Tuesday Next, The 16th Instant. June 23, 1840. Amended in Committee of the Whole, Reported to the Senate, The Amendments Agreed to, And the Bill Ordered to be Printed. A Bill to Establish a Uniform System of Bankruptcy Throughout the United States. Washington, DC: United States Senate, 1840. 21 pp. Folio (14" x 9"). Stab-stitched, untrimmed edges. A few minor stains, three faint horizontal fold lines, light toning. A generously margined unmarked copy. $750. * The historic Federal Bankruptcy Act of 1841 was enacted after the unprecedented commercial failures that followed the Panic of 1837. A relief measure, it was the first to permit voluntary bankruptcies. More than a generation had passed since the first Bankruptcy Act in 1800 and its repeal in 1803. The 1800 law had authorized creditors to place the debtor in bankruptcy and seize his assets, but it had not allowed debtors to choose bankruptcy. This 1840 Bill, which passed the Senate but was tabled in the House, was revived in the 27th Congress and passed in 1841. Its innovation, permitting voluntary bankruptcy petitions by persons "owing debts," tracks the 1841 Act, which was based on Congress's power to establish "uniform laws on the subject of bankruptcies." Only two years after its enactment, charges of corruption and profligate expenditures, and at least one lower court's decision that the Act was unconstitutional, led to its repeal.

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        Master Humphrey's Clock

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1840-1. With illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne. 3 volumes bound in 2, duodecimo in sixes (242 x 160 mm). Contemporary half calf, marbled boards, red and green morocco labels, elaborate gilt decoration to spine, marbled endpapers and edges. Frontispieces, woodcut illustrations in the text, figurative initials. Some wear and rubbing to extremities, darkening to spines, light scuffing to boards, a very good set. First edition. Master Humphrey's Clock is a portmanteau containing two novels, The Old Curiosity Shop and Dickens's first historical novel, Barnaby Rudge. Of the many illustrations, most of the figure-pieces were prepared by Browne, while Cattermole completed the architectural subjects.

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        THE INGOLDSBY LEGENDS or, Mirth and Marvels

      Richard Bentley and Son, London; 1840-42 & 47 - 8vo. FIRST EDITION; the First, Second and Third Series, in three volumes, each with half-title and engraved title pages, humorously illustrated by George Cruikshank and John Leach and with a 2 portraits of the author, with the excessively rare blank page at 236 of the first series and the slip of explanation. All beautifully bound by Riviere in full green crushed morocco, board edges ruled and stamped with a repeated tiny flower pattern within gilt rules; raised bands with title and compartments gilt; lavish inner gilt dentelles, burgundy coated endpapers; top edges gilt, all others uncut. with original covers bound in at the rear; spines have uniformly changed to a lovely brown. A very handsome and fine set of this collection of myths, legends, ghost stories and poetry supposedly by Thomas Ingoldsby of Tappington manor, actually a pen-name of Richard Harris Barham.The best known poem is the Jackdaw of Rheims about a Jackdaw who steals a cardinal's ring and is then made a saint. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        (Wien 1803 - 1887)). Mutterfreuden. Öl auf Leinwand. Um 1840. 73 x 61 cm. Im Oval eines prächtigen barocken Goldrahmens mit Messingschildchen.

       1840 Vgl. Thieme-B. I, S. 401 f.- Amerling studierte von 1815 bis 1824 an der Akademie der bildenden Künste in Wien, zunächst bei J. Klieber in der Graveurschule, dann wechselte er in die Klasse für \'Historische Zeichnungsgründe\' bei H. Maurer und K. Gsellhofer. 1824 ging Amerling nach Prag, studierte an der Akademie der Bildenden Künste als Schüler von J. Bergler d.J. Es folgte eine Zeit in London, wo er vom Porträtmaler Thomas Lawrence beeinflusst wurde. Weitere Reisen führten ihn nach Paris und Rom, ehe er, wieder zurück in Wien, Aufträge des österreichischen Kaiserhauses, des Adels und Bürgertums ausführte. \'1841 ging A. aufs neue nach Italien... Er malte nun auch Einzelfiguren ... (in Rom gemalt: Römerin mit schlummerndem Säugling auf dem Schoße).\' (aus Thieme-B.).- Hüftbild einer jungen dunkelhaarigen Frau in weißem Kleid, den Kopf nach rechts unten geneigt zum schlafenden Säugling im weißen (Tauf-)Kleid auf ihrem Schoß.- Kleine alt restaurierte Fehlstelle im dunklen Hintergrund direkt über dem Kopf der Mutter.- Verso auf dem Keilrahmen mit altem Aufkleber mit roter Nummer \'512\'.- Aus der Sammlung Häusler, Kiel.- .

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        The Wars of Europe; or, annals of military and naval warfare. Handsomely illustrated, with effective engravings on wood and steel, with portraits and memoirs of distinguished sailors and soldiers, and plans of celebrated battle fields; enlivened with a variety of entertaining and historical anecdotes.

      London: Pattie, (1838-1840) - 3 volumes bound in 2, 11 inches tall. A most handsome half calf with gilt bands, titles and very ornate panels. Armorial bookplate. Arbitrary pagination in Volume 1. A very entertaining and extremely scarce work consisting of military adventures of the period and recent past. There are just 2 examples in Copac and both seem to be incomplete. Profusely illustrated with vignettes and full page engraved portraits and plans. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MÜNCHEN. - Alte Pinakothek. "Pinakothek in München". Die Alte Pinakothek, gesehen von der Barerstraße, mit Personenstaffage, Reiter und Kutsche.

      - Aquatinta auf China von Leopold Rottmann nach Jos. Weiß in der liter. artist. Anstalt, um 1840, 28 x 41 cm. Maillinger II, 205, 4; Pfister II, 281, 17. - "Nach v. Kobell's gavanographischer Methode". - Mit sehr breitem Rand und in tadelloser Erhaltung.

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        He kupu wakatupato, .[Paiha (New Zealand), Mission Press], 1842. 8vo. Never sewn, stitched or bound.

      - Hocken, p. 518; Williams 84. First edition, printed in New Zealand in the Maori language, of the anti-Catholic missionary William Colenso's account of the order of service followed by the Anglican Bishop of London for the reception of three Roman Catholic priests. Although the pamphlet was printed by the press that the author established, he had largely turned it over to others in 1840. When the press printed his own works, however, it is possible that he once again played a larger role.With a small hole repaired, slightly tattered at the edges and minor foxing and stains, but still in good condition.

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