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        GRAZ. Blick vom Ufer der Mur über den Fluß auf die Altstadt und den Schloßberg.

      - Altkol. und gouachierte Lithographie, um 1840, 15 x 21,5 cm. Auf hellem Karton alt in Linienumrandung montiert. - Sehr schönes Altkolorit. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Chronicles of Enguerrand de Monstrelet; Containing an Account of the Cruel Civil Wars between the Houses of Orleans and Burgundy; Of the Possession of Paris and Normandy by the English; Their Expulsion thence.

      William Smith, London 1840 - Translated by Thomas Johnes, Esq. Two volumes. 8vo. Pp. xx, 640; xvi, 552. With added chromolithographed title, and over 100 wood-engraved textual illustrations. Contemporary three-quarter morocco over marbled boards, with double gilt rules and elaborately gilt decorated spine in compartments between raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Minor rubbing and edgewear to bindings, occasional light marginal foxing, but otherwise a fine, handsome set. A reissue of Thomas Johnes' esteemed translation of the "Chronicles of Monstrelet", first published at his own press at Hafod House in Wales in 1809, this new edition differs particularly in its plentiful illustrations. Continuing the work of Froissart, Monstrelet's history covers the period between 1400 and 1444 and is contained in two books. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Don Quixote de la Mancha.

      Joseph Thomas, London 1840 - Finely bound example of Cervantes' masterpiece. Octavo, 3 volumes bound in full morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, gilt tooling to the front and rear panels, gilt turn-ins, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. With eight illustrations from design by Tony Johannot. Translated from the Spanish by Charles Jarvis. In fine condition. An exceptional example. Don Quixote tells the tale of a man so entranced by reading about the chivalrous romantic ideals touted in books that he decides to take up his sword and become a knight-errant himself, with the aims of defending the helpless and warding off the wicked. With his somewhat confused laborer-turned-squire, Sancho Panza, they roam the world together and have adventures that have haunted reader's imaginations for nearly four hundred years. Don Quixote is generally recognized as the first modern novel. Over those years, it has had an incredible influence on thousands of writers, from Dickens to Faulkner, who once said he reread it once a year, "just as some people read the Bible". Vladamir Nabokov is quoted as saying, "Don Quixote is greater today than he was in Cervantes's womb. [He] looms so wonderfully above the skyline of literature, a gaunt giant on a lean nag, that the book lives and will live through [his] sheer vitality. He stands for everything that is gentle, forlorn, pure, unselfish, and gallant. The parody has become a paragon." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        UNE HEURE DE RECREATION.

      Paris: , circa1840. Paris, circa1840. Four volumes. Each with two hand-colored plates. 3 1/4 x 2 inches. Pictorial wrappers.Housed in the original cardboard box with elaborate embossed gilt decoration around the edges and with an original hand-colored lithographed pictorial label on lid. Label for A. Giroux et Co. inside box lid.An excellent copy of a scarce French children's book.

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        Geometrische Untersuchungen zur Theorie der Parallellinien.

      Berlin: G. Fincke, 1840. First edition, very rare, of the first complete account of Lobachevsky's revolutionary discovery of non-Euclidean geometry to be published in a Western European language. It was through this book that the mathematical world outside Russia became aware of Lobachevsky's work. "Geometrische Untersuchungen zur Theorie der Parallellinien, which he published in Berlin in 1840, is the best exposition of his new geometry; following its publication, in 1842, Lobachevsky was, on the recommendation of Gauss, elected to the Göttingen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften" (DSB). "Cet ouvrage est un vrai chef-d'oeuvre de la littérature mathématique" (Piccard, p. 19). Lobachevsky sent Gauss a copy of the present work, and Gauss's opinion of it is recorded in a letter, dated 28 November 1846, written to his colleague the astronomer H. C. Schumacher: "In developing the subject, the author followed a road different from the one I took myself; Lobachevsky carried out the task in a masterly fashion and in a truly geometric spirit. I consider it a duty to call your attention to this book, since I have no doubt that it will give you a tremendous pleasure." "The researches that culminated in the discovery of non-Euclidean geometry arose from unsuccessful attempts to 'prove' the axiom of parallels in Euclidean geometry. This postulate asserts that through any point there can be drawn one and only one straight line parallel to a given straight line. Although this statement was not regarded as self-evident and its derivation from the other axioms of geometry was repeatedly sought, no one openly challenged it as an accepted truth of the universe until Lobatchewsky published the first non-Euclidean geometry ... In Lobatchewsky's geometry an infinity of parallels can be drawn through a given point that never intersect a given straight line ... His fundamental paper was read to his colleagues in Kazan in 1826 but he did not publish the results until 1829-30 when a series of five papers appeared in the Kazan University Courier ... He amplified his findings (still in Russian) in 1836-8 under the title 'New Elements of Geometry, with a Complete Theory of Parallels'. In 1840 he published a brief summary in Berlin under the title Geometrische Untersuchungen zur Theorie der Parallellinien" (PMM). The present work, like all of Lobachevsky's publications, is very rare. OCLC lists just seven copies in the US. No copies on ABPC/RBH. "In his early lectures on geometry, Lobachevsky himself attempted to prove the fifth postulate [i.e., the axiom of parallels]; his own geometry is derived from his later insight that a geometry in which all of Euclid's axioms except the fifth postulate hold true is not in itself contradictory. He called such a system "imaginary geometry," proceeding from an analogy with imaginary numbers. If imaginary numbers are the most general numbers for which the laws of arithmetic of real numbers prove justifiable, then imaginary geometry is the most general geometrical system. It was Lobachevsky's merit to refute the uniqueness of Euclid's geometry, and to consider it as a special case of a more general system. "In Lobachevskian geometry, given a line a and a point A not on it, one can draw through A more than one coplanar line not intersecting a. It follows that one can draw infinitely many such lines which, taken together, constitute an angle of which the vertex is A. The two lines, b and c, bordering that angle are called parallels to a and the lines contained between them are called ultraparallels, or diverging lines; all other lines through A intersect a. If one measures the distance between two parallel lines on a secant equally inclined to each, then, as Lobachevsky proved, that distance decreases indefinitely, tending to zero, as one moves farther out from A ... A comparison of Euclidean and Lobachevskian geometry yields several immediate and interesting contrasts [notably that] for all triangles in the Lobachevskian plane the sum of the angles is less than two right angles" (DSB). In Euclidean geometry the sum of the angles of a triangle equals two right angles, and in spherical geometry it is always greater. Of particular interest are the curves called 'horocycles.' These are the limiting curves of the circles that share a tangent at a given point, as the radius of the circles tends to infinity. In Euclidean geometry this limiting curve would be a straight line, but in Lobachevskian geometry it is a new kind of curve. By rotating the horocyle around the line perpendicular to the tangent, Lobachevsky obtained a 'horosphere' and he proved the remarkable fact that the geometry on a horosphere is Euclidean, so that Euclidean geometry is in a sense contained within non-Euclidean geometry. "Working from the geometry (and, hence, trigonometry) of the Euclidean plane on horospheres, Lobachevsky derived trigonometric formulas for triangles in the Lobachevskian plane ... Comparing these formulas with those of spherical trigonometry on a sphere of radius r, ... Lobachevsky discovered that the formulas of trigonometry in the space he defined can be derived from formulas of spherical trigonometry if the sides of triangles are regarded as purely imaginary numbers or, put another way, if the radius r of the sphere is considered as purely imaginary ... In this Lobachevsky saw evidence of the non-contradictory nature of the geometry he had discovered" (ibid.). Further evidence of the 'imaginary' nature of Lobachevskian geometry was found in the formula for the area A of a triangle in terms of the sum S of its angles: A = r2(π - S). If r is replaced by r√-1, this becomes the formula for the area of a triangle on a sphere of radius r: A = r2(S - π). "Lobachevsky recognized the universal character of his new geometry in naming it "pangeometry." He nevertheless thought it necessary to establish experimentally which geometry--his or Euclid's-- actually occurs in the real world. To this end he made a series of calculations of the sums of the angles of triangles of which the vertices are two diametrically opposed points on the orbit of the earth and one of the fixed stars Sirius, Rigel, or 28 Eridani. Having established that the deviation of these sums from π is no greater than might be due to errors in observation, he concluded that the geometry of the real world might be considered as Euclidean, whence he also found "a rigorous proof of the theorem of parallels" as set out in his work of 1826. In explaining his calculations (in O nachalakh geometrii ["On the Principles of Geometry"]), Lobachevsky noted that it is possible to find experimentally the deviation from π of the sum of the angles of cosmic triangles of great size; in a later work (Novye nachala geometrii s polnoi teoriei parallelnykh ["New Principles of Geometry With a Complete Theory of Parallels"]) he moved to the opposite scale and suggested that his geometry might find application in the "intimate sphere of molecular attractions" ... "In [these] earlier papers Lobachevsky had defined imaginary geometry on an a priori basis, beginning with the supposition that Euclid's fifth postulate does not hold true and explaining the principle tenets of his new geometry without defining it (although he did describe the results of his experiment to prove his theorem of parallels). In Voobrazhaemaya geometriya ("Imaginary Geometry"), however, he built up the new geometry analytically, proceeding from its inherent trigonometrical formulas and considering the derivation of these formulas from spherical trigonometry to guarantee its internal consistency. In the sequel to that paper, Primenenie voobrazhaemoi geometrii k nekotorym integralam ("Application of Imaginary Geometry to Certain Integrals"), he applied geometrical considerations in Lobachevskian space to the calculation of known integrals (in order to make sure that their application led to valid results), then to new, previously uncalculated integrals" ... "Lobachevsky's work was little heralded during his lifetime. M. V. Ostrogradsky, the most famous mathematician of the St. Petersburg Academy, for one, did not understand Lobachevsky's achievement, and published an uncomplimentary review of O nachalakh geometrii ("On the Principles of Geometry"); the magazine Syn otechestva soon followed his lead, and in 1834 issued a pamphlet ridiculing Lobachevsky's paper. Although Gauss, who had received a copy of the Geometrische Untersuchungen from Lobachevsky, spoke to him flatteringly of the book, studied Russian especially to read his works in their original language, and supported his election to the Göttingen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften, he never publicly commented on Lobachevsky's discovery" ... "[An] important development of Lobachevsky's geometry came from Riemann, whose address of 1854, Uber die Hypothesen, welche der Geometrie zu Grunde liegen, was published in 1866. Developing Gauss's idea of intrinsic geometry of a surface, Riemann presented a notion of multidimensional curved space (now called Riemannian space) ... It subsequently, then, became clear that Lobachevskian space is a Riemannian space of constant negative curvature ... "The presence of specifically Lobachevskian geometry is felt in modern physics in the isomorphism of the group of motions of Lobachevskian space and the Lorentz group. This isomorphism opens the possibility of applying Lobachevskian geometry to the solution of a number of problems of relativistic quantum physics. Within the framework of the general theory of relativity, the problem of the geometry of the real world, to which Lobachevsky had devoted so much attention, was solved; the geometry of the real world is that of variable curvature, which is on the average much closer to Lobachevsky's than to Euclid's" (ibid.). Lobachevsky's first lecture on non-Euclidean geometry, "Exposition succincte des principes de la géométrie avec une démonstration rigoureuse du théorème des parallèles," was delivered (in French) to the Kazan department of physics and mathematics at a meeting held on 23 February 1826. French was the language of scientific discourse in Russia but Lobachevsky strongly advocated the use of the Russian language and published his first four works in his native tongue: O nachalakh geometrii (1829-30); Novye nachala geometrii s polnoi teoriei parallelnykh (1835-38); Voobrazhaemaya geometriya (1835); Primenenie voobrazhaemoi geometrii k nekotorym integralam (1836). The 1835 work was revised and translated into French by Lobachevsky and published as 'Géométrie imaginaire' (Journal für die reine und angewandte Mathematik 17 (1837), 295-320). This was the first publication on non-Euclidean geometry in a Western European language, but it dealt only with Lobachevskian trigonometry, not with the underlying geometry. His other early works were not translated until the last years of the 19th century. Thus, Geometrische Untersuchungen (1840) is the first work in a Western European language to treat both the synthetic foundations of non-Euclidean geometry and the Lobachevskian trigonometry. It was translated into French in 1866 by Jules Hoüel and into English in 1891 by George Bruce Halsted. Lobachevsky published a final summary work in Russian, Pangeometria, as part of a volume celebrating the jubilee of the University of Kazan in 1855; it was translated into French in the following year. "Lobachevsky was the son of Ivan Maksimovich Lobachevsky, a clerk in a land-surveying office, and Praskovia Aleksandrovna Lobachevskaya. In about 1800 the mother moved with her three sons to Kazan, where Lobachevsky and his brothers were soon enrolled in the Gymnasium on public scholarships. In 1807 Lobachevsky entered Kazan University, where he studied under the supervision of Martin Bartels, a friend of Gauss, and, in 1812, received the master's degree in physics and mathematics. In 1814 he became an adjunct in physical and mathematical sciences and began to lecture on various aspects of mathematics and mechanics. He was appointed extraordinary professor in 1814 and professor ordinarius in 1822, the same year in which he began an administrative career as a member of the committee formed to supervise the construction of the new university buildings. He was chairman of that committee in 1825, twice dean of the department of physics and mathematics (in 1820-1 and 1823-5), librarian of the university (1825-35), rector (1827-46), and assistant trustee for the whole of the Kazan educational district (1846-55). "In recognition of his work Lobachevsky was in 1837 raised to the hereditary nobility; he designed his own familial device (which is reproduced on his tombstone), depicting Solomon's seal, a bee, an arrow, and a horseshoe, to symbolize wisdom, diligence, alacrity, and happiness, respectively. He had in 1832 made a wealthy marriage, to Lady Varvara Aleksivna Moisieva, but his family of seven children and the cost of technological improvements for his estate left him with little money upon his retirement from the university, although he received a modest pension. A worsening sclerotic condition progressively affected his eyesight, and he was blind in his last years" (ibid.). PMM 293; Engel 13; [O nachalakh geometrii]; Poggendorff I, 1482; Sommerville p. 29. Piccard, Lobatchevsky. Grand Mathématicien Russe. Sa Vie, son Oeuvre (1957). 8vo, pp. [ii], 61, [1], with two folding lithographed plates. Old boards with cloth spine, original front printed wrapper mounted on front cover. Preserved in a cloth-covered clamshell case with lettering-piece on spine.

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        Vue de Naples prive de la Mer

      Napoli 1840 - Veduta della città dal mare. Litografia finemente colorata a mano, stampata dalla Tipografia Marras. In ottimo stato di conservazione. Dimensioni 360 240mm

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        Photograph Album with Images of Members of the Guinness Family & Other Eminent People of the period Circa 1840-1889

      Dublin - The album contains 45 carte-de visite photographs. Quite a number are captioned in pencil below photograph including Arthur E. Guinness (who has signed his name on top right hand corner of f.e.p.), otherwise Lord Ardilaun (well known for gifting St. Stephen's Green to the people of Dublin), Mrs. Benjamin L. Guinness, Sir Benjamin L. Guinness, Lady Plunket (Annie Lee Guinness, also with her son William.afterwards 5th Baron Plunket). Arthur Lee Guinness, Earl of Iveagh, Benjamin John Plunket (afterwards Bishop of Tuam & Meath), David Plunket, 1st Baron Rathmore. William Dargan (the most important Irish engineer of the 19th century and certainly the most important figure in railway construction. Dargan designed and built Ireland's first railway line from Dublin to Dún Laoghaire in 1833).& others. Album 21 x 15 cms.(8.25 x 6 inches approx.). Bound in green ribbed morocco. Front coverframedwith brass Greek-key border. Ivory armorial shield cover centre piece. All edges gilt. Cracked between two pages internally. Else very good. Rare Guinness family record. Size: Small Oblong Folio [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ROTTACH-EGERN., Blick vom See auf die Egerner Kirche und die umliegenden Häuser, auf dem See zwei Ruderboote.

      Altkolorierte und gouachierte Lithographie, um 1840, 12 x 17,5 cm. Auf hellem Karton alt in Linienumrandung montiert. - Sehr schönes Altkolorit. BAYERN, Oberbayern

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        Geometrische Untersuchungen zur Theorie der Parallellinien.

      G. Fincke, Berlin 1840 - First edition, very rare, of the first complete account of Lobachevsky?s revolutionary discovery of non-Euclidean geometry to be published in a Western European language. It was through this book that the mathematical world outside Russia became aware of Lobachevsky?s work. ?Geometrische Untersuchungen zur Theorie der Parallellinien, which he published in Berlin in 1840, is the best exposition of his new geometry; following its publication, in 1842, Lobachevsky was, on the recommendation of Gauss, elected to the Göttingen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften? (DSB). ?Cet ouvrage est un vrai chef-d?oeuvre de la littérature mathématique? (Piccard, p. 19). Lobachevsky sent Gauss a copy of the present work, and Gauss?s opinion of it is recorded in a letter, dated 28 November 1846, written to his colleague the astronomer H. C. Schumacher: ?In developing the subject, the author followed a road different from the one I took myself; Lobachevsky carried out the task in a masterly fashion and in a truly geometric spirit. I consider it a duty to call your attention to this book, since I have no doubt that it will give you a tremendous pleasure.? ?The researches that culminated in the discovery of non-Euclidean geometry arose from unsuccessful attempts to ?prove? the axiom of parallels in Euclidean geometry. This postulate asserts that through any point there can be drawn one and only one straight line parallel to a given straight line. Although this statement was not regarded as self-evident and its derivation from the other axioms of geometry was repeatedly sought, no one openly challenged it as an accepted truth of the universe until Lobatchewsky published the first non-Euclidean geometry ? In Lobatchewsky?s geometry an infinity of parallels can be drawn through a given point that never intersect a given straight line ? His fundamental paper was read to his colleagues in Kazan in 1826 but he did not publish the results until 1829-30 when a series of five papers appeared in the Kazan University Courier ? He amplified his findings (still in Russian) in 1836-8 under the title ?New Elements of Geometry, with a Complete Theory of Parallels? In 1840 he published a brief summary in Berlin under the title Geometrische Untersuchungen zur Theorie der Parallellinien? (PMM). The present work, like all of Lobachevsky?s publications, is very rare. OCLC lists just seven copies in the US. No copies on ABPC/RBH.?In his early lectures on geometry, Lobachevsky himself attempted to prove the fifth postulate [i.e., the axiom of parallels]; his own geometry is derived from his later insight that a geometry in which all of Euclid?s axioms except the fifth postulate hold true is not in itself contradictory. He called such a system ?imaginary geometry,? proceeding from an analogy with imaginary numbers. If imaginary numbers are the most general numbers for which the laws of arithmetic of real numbers prove justifiable, then imaginary geometry is the most general geometrical system. It was Lobachevsky?s merit to refute the uniqueness of Euclid?s geometry, and to consider it as a special case of a more general system.?In Lobachevskian geometry, given a line a and a point A not on it, one can draw through A more than one coplanar line not intersecting a. It follows that one can draw infinitely many such lines which, taken together, constitute an angle of which the vertex is A. The two lines, b and c, bordering that angle are called parallels to a and the lines contained between them are called ultraparallels, or diverging lines; all other lines through A intersect a. If one measures the distance between two parallel lines on a secant equally inclined to each, then, as Lobachevsky proved, that distance decreases indefinitely, tending to zero, as one moves farther out from A ? A comparison of Euclidean and Lobachevskian geometry yields several immediate and interesting contrasts [notably that] for all triangles in the Lobachevskian plane the sum of the angles is less th

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        ST. GOAR., "St. Goarshausen et. St. Goar. Ruines du Chat & du Rheinfels". Gesamtansicht über den Rhein mit Katz und Burg Rheinfels.

      Altgouachierte Lithographie, um 1840, 38,5 x 61 cm. Mit reizender Personenstaffage im Vordergrund und einem langen, aus mehreren Teilen zusammengehängten Floß auf dem Rhein. - Alt auf getuschte Einfassungslinie geschnitten. Mit der gedruckten Titelei auf dunkelgrünen Karton montiert. - Kräftiges, sehr dekoratives Altkolorit. Rheinland-Pfalz - Saarland

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        Souvenirblatt, "Mannheim. Ihrer königlichen Hoheit der Großherzogin Stephanie von Baden unterthänigst gewidmet von L Hoffmeister & A. Bielefeld".

      - Stahlstich v. Hoffmeister b. Bielefeld in Carlsruhe, um 1840, 33 x 45 Nicht bei Schefold! - Am oberen Rand schönes Panorama der Stadt, darunter mittig Gesamtansicht über den Rhein. Am linken, rechten und unteren Rand 14 kleine Detailansichten aus Mannheim und Schwetzingen. Sie zeigen: Zeughaus, Sternwarte, Kaufhaus, Freihafen, Theaterplatz, Schloß, Marktplatz und die Mühlau. Am unteren Rand die Ansichten aus Schwetzingen (6), meist Parkansichten. Sprache: Deutsch

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        Modello di calligrafia eseguito da Ippolito d'Aste Genovese.

      Tipografia e Litografia Ponthenier, (1840-1841 ca.). PRIMA edizione. (con attestato di libera circolazione). Album di cm. 34,5x26,7 circa; pagine 8, 20 tavole numerate; legatura coeva in mezza pelle verde con tassello in pelle verde, cornice dorata e titolo in oro al centro del piatto anteriore. DEDICA a Carlo Alberto di Savoia. Le pagine iniziali contengono una prefazione dell'Autore, datata 1840 con la narrazione sulle origini della calligrafia e la descrizione delle principali scritture. Splendide le tavole, riccamente ornate con volute, fiori e figure. Le belle grafie, firmate tra gli altri dai fratelli Campo, C. Magrini, Casanova, Enr. Parmiani, Honoré Vidal, sono realizzate con una curiosa tecnica mista che oltre all'incisione e alla litografia, in alcuni casi, contempla anche l'utilizzo leggero del colore. L'ultima tavola è un tromp-l'oeil formato da vari biglietti, incisioni, cartoncini, musica su fondo a ramage. Axs

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        Souvenirblatt, "Mannheim. Ihrer königlichen Hoheit der Großherzogin Stephanie von Baden unterthänigst gewidmet von L Hoffmeister & A. Bielefeld".

      - Stahlstich v. Hoffmeister b. Bielefeld in Carlsruhe, um 1840, 33 x 45 Nicht bei Schefold! - Am oberen Rand schönes Panorama der Stadt, darunter mittig Gesamtansicht über den Rhein. Am linken, rechten und unteren Rand 14 kleine Detailansichten aus Mannheim und Schwetzingen. Sie zeigen: Zeughaus, Sternwarte, Kaufhaus, Freihafen, Theaterplatz, Schloß, Marktplatz und die Mühlau. Am unteren Rand die Ansichten aus Schwetzingen (6), meist Parkansichten. - Zwei bis ins Bild gehende Einrisse restauriert. Sprache: Deutsch

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        Fernsicht, im Vordergrund Manöver, "Grosses Manöver des VIII. deutschen Bundes Armeekorps von Württemberg Hessen und Baden zu Heilbronn. 1ter Tag Übergang über den Neckarden 12Septb. 1840".

      - aquarellierte Lithographie ( m. breiter Bordüre ) v. G. Kraus, dat. 1840, 21 x 34,5 Schefold, 2647 a; Pressler, 465. - Seltenes Blatt von Gustav Kraus. - Blick von Süden nach Heilbronn. Im Vordergrund das Manöver.- Am rechten Rand ein kleiner restaurierter Einriß. Sprache: Deutsch

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        Panoramaansicht, "Panorama von Baden - Baden".

      - Aquatinta v. Weber & Appert n. Ditzler, um 1840, 9,5 x 53 Nicht bei Schefold. Ohne Mittelfalte. Sprache: Deutsch

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        Souvenirblatt, Gesamtans. umgeben von 14 Teilansichten, "Erinnerung an Cannstadt's Umgebungen".

      - Stahlstich v. Gerstner n. Keller b. Ebner in Stgt., um 1840, 12 x 18 Schefold, Nr. 8855. - Das Mittelbild zeigt den Ort Berg bei Stuttgart. Die Randansichten zeigen: Gasthof zur schönen Aussicht, Schwefelquelle, Kirche in Berg, Quelle in der Kunstmühle, Gasthof zum Waldhorn, Neckar Bad, Kirche in Wangen, Capelle auf dem Rothenberg, Mineralquelle auf der Insel, Quelle im Koch's Bad, Hafen bei Cannstadt, Uff Kirche, Ruine bei Hofen, Kochs-Bad Anstalten. - Rückseitig der Stempel der Firma G. Ebner. Sprache: Deutsch

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        Chinese Sensitive Leaf

      Howlett Brothers, Printers, Brooklyn, N.Y. - Two exquisite sensitive leaves with male and female oriental figures in red and black, a one page description of how to use the tissue like leaves (which roll up in the speed depending on the character of the user) Quite rare as a American printed item (perhaps they were imported by the Howlett Brother's and the sheet describing use printed by them. To top it off, they come in beautiful little embossed envelope. Circa 1840's or perhaps earlier? A real treasure with very little flaws. Size: 8 x 10 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Slavery

      circa 1840s. Rare wrought iron shackle with seven links and a barrel type locking mechanism. This type of restraint was used on slaves that plantation owners felt were potential runaways. The seven links measure 21 inches from end to end. The complete shackle with links and lock measures 33 inches.<br /><br />Deaccessioned from a museum. From the letter of authenticity: <I>“Large Hand Forged South Carolina Slave Shackle: Circa 1840’s ... This is to certify that the Slave Shackle accompanying this certificate is authentic as described, and was carefully researched through all available sources of information. This is an historical piece of history from the African Slave Trade during the 1800’s...”</I> Normal light rusting due to age. Fine condition.

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        Panoramaansicht, "Panorama von Baden. Aufgenommen aus der Villa des Herrn Benazet. .".

      - Stahlstich v. Huber b. Kunstverlag in Karlsruhe, um 1840, 17,4 x 94,5 Panoramaansicht. Links Baden - Baden, mittig der große Staufenberg ( Merkur ) und rechts Lichtental. Sprache: Deutsch

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        Des Kriegers Laufbahn. Ein Geschenk für die edle vaterländische militairische Jugend, für ihre Freunde und Erzieher. In 12 Blättern.

      Wien, M. Trentsensky [1840].. qu.-2°. 12 lithographierte Bildtafeln (numeriert I-XII). Flex. OHLn. mit lithogr. Einbandill. Einbd. fleckig, an den Rändern restaur. Taf. tlw. leicht stock- bzw. staubfl. Kl. Eckabriß amTitelbl. ergänzt. EA De Ridder, Catalogue de Costumes Militaires. Autriche-Hongrie, 1928, Nr.233; Colas 2909; Wiener Zeitung 30.12.1840, S. 2538 - Die szenischen Bildtafeln zeigen den beruflichen Werdegang eines k.k. Infanteristen von der Kindheit bis zum Höhepunkt seiner militärischen Laufbahn als Stabsoffizier. Die einzelnen Tafeln tragen folgende Titel: I. Der Beruf / II. Die Anwerbung / III. Der Schwur zur Fahne / IV. Der Abschied vom Vaterhaus / V. Die Abrichtung / VI. Die erste Wunde / VII. Der erste Sieg / VIII. Die erste Waffenthat / IX. Die goldene Medaille / X. Der feindliche Gefangene / XI. Die Heldenthat / XII. Die Heimkehr.

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        Berlin. Die katholische Kirche.

      - altgouachierte Lithographie m. Tonplatte n. u. v. Lütke b. Schröder in Berlin, um 1840, 13 x 19 Kiewitz, Nr. 796 D; Ernst, Lütke, L.E., Nr. 20. - Das Blatt in prachtvollem Altkolorit. Wie bei altkol. Blättern häufig auch hier die Ansicht bis zur Bildkante beschnitten und montiert. - Blick vom Opernplatz zur St. Hedwigskirche, mittig im Hgr. die Friedrichswerdersche Kirche. Sprache: Deutsch

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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 Hogg’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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        Sommerreise i Sverrige Aar 1836. Beskreven 1840.

      1840 1840 - Randers: Paa Forfatterens Forlag trykt hos J. M. Elmenhoff, 1840. 12mo. 80 + [2] s. Let bruneret eksemplar i det orig. bogtrykte omslag, ryggen med brugsspor. Indlagt i smukt nyere privat bogæske med rig forgyldt skindryg. Kassetten signeret Henning Jensen. * Med egenhændig dedikation: 'Carl Ploug med højagtelse og Brodersind? fra SS Blicher'.Bertelsen 26. Bring 580.

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        De la misère des classes laborieuses en Angleterre et en France.

      Paris, Paulin, 1840. - 8vo (140 x 228 mm). 2 vols. Contemporary half calf over blue marbled boards with giltstamped spines. Marbled endpapers. Extremely rare first edition. - This comparative study by the economist Eugène Buret (1810-42), containing a wealth of material and original thought, constitutes one of the first sociological analyses of pauperism. Published five years before Engels's work on the same subject, "Die Lage der arbeitenden Klasse in England", it exerted a profound influence upon the thought of Karl Marx, who referred to it extensively in his Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844. For answering the prize question, "What is the nature of pauperism in the various countries, its indications and its causes?", the book was awarded the gold medal by the Académie des sciences morales et politiques. "Le livre de Buret est l'un des plus remarquables de la nouvelle École économique française. C'est la première protestation du travail contre les abus du capital. [.] cet ouvrage est le plus éloquent manifeste qui ait paru contre les excès de l'industrialisme anglais" (Blanqui, Histoire de l'économie politique en Europe [1845] II, 352). - Occasional slight brownstaining, but still a good, appealingly bound copy. Stammhammer I, 41. Stammhammer (Social-Politik) I, 90, 2. OCLC 13980756. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De la pêche sur la côte Occidentale d'Afrique

      Béthune|& Arthus Bertrand. - Béthune & Arthus Bertrand 1840, 302pp., relié. - Prima edizione, molto raro, viene spesso confusa con la ristampa nella stessa édteur 1860. Una grande mappa pieghevole di nord-ovest dell'Africa con le stazioni e attività di pesca proiettate. Binding metà nero grana periodo di dolore. Torna alle scatole dorate fredde e reti. Parte della sua testa spazzato via cap. Lievi tracce di attrito. tutto molto fresco stampate su carta fine con qualche rara macchie. Taglio verso l'angolo destro della mezza titolo e il frontespizio senza danni per il testo. Buona copia. Studio sulla pesca in Africa occidentale, con la migrazione dei pesci, specie, tipo di pesca in Africa, le sezioni asciugatrice, l'economia della pesca. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, très rare, on la confond souvent avec la réédition chez le même éditeur de 1860, plus courante. Une grande carte dépliante du nord-ouest de l'Afrique avec les stations de pêche et les pêcheries projetées ; un plan. Reliure en demi chagrin noir grainé d'époque. Dos à caissons à froid et filets dorés. Une partie de la coiffe de tête arrachée. Légeres traces de frottements. Ensemble très frais imprimé sur beau papier avec quelques rares rousseurs. Découpe au coin droit du faux-titre et à de la page de titre, sans atteinte au texte. Bon exemplaire. Etude sur la pêche en Afrique occidentale, avec les migrations des poissons, les espèces, le type de pêche en Afrique, les sécheries, l'économie de la pêche. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.

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        RACCOLTA DI VEDUTE DI TRENTO, Rovereto e altre località trentine.

      album in-16 obl. (mm. 132x200), leg. coeva in mezza tela e carta dec. ai piatti. L'album raccoglie 9 belliss. incis. litogr. in seppia disegnate da B. Armani e inc. dalla litografia Zippel di Trento, probabilmente attorno al 1840. Comprendono: Trento (panorama visto dall'Adige, il castello, la chiesa di S. Pietro, la chiesa di S. Maria), Rovereto (contrada di S. Maria, il corso nuovo), Arco (piazza d'Arco), Riva del Garda (panorama visto dal lago). Le incisioni qui raccolte sono sconosciute al catalogo dell'Armani a cura di Marina Botteri Ottaviani (Museo di Riva, 1999). Raccolta di estrema rarità. Belliss. esempl. [149]

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        BENTLEY'S MISCELLANY American Edition. Vol. VI: July - December 1840

      Jemima M.Mason, New York 1840 - Bound in half brown leather over yellowish marbled paper-covered boards, 643 pages, wood engraved illustrations by Cruikshank and others; condition VG+, clean and unmarked, binding square and tight; includes first or second American appearances of 4 different E. A. Poe stories, including "The Fall of the House of Usher" on pages 158-170; small one-inch chip in bottom of leather spine, light rubs to cover edges, internally Near Fine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Don Quixote de la Mancha.

      London: Joseph Thomas, 1840. Finely bound example of Cervantes' masterpiece. Octavo, 3 volumes bound in full morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, gilt tooling to the front and rear panels, gilt turn-ins, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. With eight illustrations from design by Tony Johannot. Translated from the Spanish by Charles Jarvis. In fine condition. An exceptional example. Don Quixote tells the tale of a man so entranced by reading about the chivalrous romantic ideals touted in books that he decides to take up his sword and become a knight-errant himself, with the aims of defending the helpless and warding off the wicked. With his somewhat confused laborer-turned-squire, Sancho Panza, they roam the world together and have adventures that have haunted reader's imaginations for nearly four hundred years. Don Quixote is generally recognized as the first modern novel. Over those years, it has had an incredible influence on thousands of writers, from Dickens to Faulkner, who once said he reread it once a year, "just as some people read the Bible". Vladamir Nabokov is quoted as saying, "Don Quixote is greater today than he was in Cervantes's womb. [He] looms so wonderfully above the skyline of literature, a gaunt giant on a lean nag, that the book lives and will live through [his] sheer vitality... He stands for everything that is gentle, forlorn, pure, unselfish, and gallant. The parody has become a paragon."

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        Schlachten-Atlas. Mit 126 kolorierten Schlacht-Plänen auf 125 Kupfertafeln.

      Wien 1840 - Quer-4°. Gest. Titel, 125 Bll. HLdr. d. Zt. (berieben u. bestoßen, Ldr. mit Abreibungen, Vorderdeckel mit Resten eines Bibl.-DSch.). Vgl. Graesse VI, 172 (spätere Auflage). - Sammlung von Schlachtplänen aus dem Zeitraum von 357-1831, mit dem Schwerpunkt ab 1622 bzw. den napoleonischen Kriegen. Ohne den Textband. Inhalt u.a.: Schlacht bei Argentoratum im Jahre 357; Schlacht bei Augsburg, den 10. August 955; Schlacht bei Stillfried, am 26. August 1278; Schlacht bei Sempach, den 9. Juli 1386; Belagerung von Stralsund, 1628; Schlacht bei Nördlingen, den 6. September 1634; Schlacht bei Freiburg, den 3. u. 5. August 1644; Schlacht bei Prag, am 6. Mai 1757; Schlacht bei Züllichau, am 23. Juli 1759; Schlacht bei Würzburg, den 3. September 1796; Schlacht bei Hanau am 30. u. 31. Oktober 1813; Schlacht bei Ostroteka, den 26. Mai 1831. - Etwas angestaubt, teils gebräunt, teils leicht stock- u. fingerfleckig, Blätter unterschiedlich beschnitten. StaV. Unteres Kapital mit Goldprägung: "8. Inf.Rgm.". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Folge von 9 handkolorierten Lithographien mit Berufsdarstellungen in Affengestalt.

      Wohl Frankreich um 1840.. Sauber ausgeschnittene Illustrationen, doppelt auf Trägerpapier- und schönen blauen (einer grau) Trägerkartons aus Bütten montiert. Format ca. 11,5 x 10 cm bis 13,5 x 17 cm. Äußerst filligran und sauber an den Illustrationsrändern ausgeschnittene Figurenstaffagen, dann auf hochwertiges Velinpapier montiert, dieses auf geschmackvolle, geschöpfte Trägerkartons gesetzt, die Lithographien sorgfältig von Hand koloriert und partiell mit Gold gehöht. Reizende, unbetitelte und unsignierte Folge von Berufsdarstellungen. Gezeigt wird der Barbier, der Kofferträger, ein Bergmann, die Marktfrau, der Trödelhändler, ein Wasserträger, der Ausrufer, der Pizzabäcker und der Vogelhändler. Besonders reizvoll sind die kleineren Details in den Zeichnungen: so springen kleine kostümierte Äffchen durchs Bild, zerren an dem Schwanz eines sich den Bart stutzenden Affen, der von einem Barbier mit einem übergroßen Rasiermesser diesen schneiden läßt, ein schellenschlagender Affe auf dem Schwanz des in napoleonischer Kostümierung ausgestatteten Ausrufers etc.p.p. Reizende, unbetitelte und unsignierte Folge von Berufsdarstellungen. Gezeigt wird der Barbier, der Kofferträger, ein Bergmann, die Marktfrau, der Trödelhändler, ein Wasserträger, der Ausrufer, der Pizzabäcker und der Vogelhändler. Besonders reizvoll sind die kleineren Details in den Zeichnungen: so springen kleine kostümierte Äffchen durchs Bild, zerren an dem Schwanz eines sich den Bart stutzenden Affen, der von einem Barbier mit einem übergroßen Rasiermesser diesen schneiden läßt, ein schellenschlagender Affe auf dem Schwanz des in napoleonischer Kostümierung ausgestatteten Ausrufers etc.p.p.

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        Album of Peruvian costumes [Album de escenas del Peru y Lima]

      1840 - Rare, large, and splendid iconographic record of early 19th century Peruvian costumes by Pancho Fierro. N.d. [ca. 1840]. N.p. [Lima, Peru]. 4to. 35 watercolors on paper. Contemporary calf, boards with interlacing fillet, sympathetically rebacked preserving original spine. The album is in excellent condition, each watercolor with fresh and vivid colors, mounted on a larger heavy-laid paper; virtually flawless overall. 45,000 $ Splendid collection of Peruvian watercolors, all visually striking, most likely by the hand of Peru´s native artist Pancho Fierro; this album might be a compilation done by an Englishman of Pancho Fierro´s drawings, considering the English captions. Each watercolor is accompanied by a short title in contemporary writing which explains scene portrayed: &#147;Fresquero, or vendor of iced Drinks&#148;, &#147;Adjusting the Saya&#148;, &#147;A baker&#148;, &#147;Penitente, collecting almas&#148;, &#147;Llama loden with cheeses from the interior of Peru conducted by an Indian woman&#148;, &#147;Waterman unloading&#148;, &#147;A Peruvian horse soldier&#148;, &#147;General Gran Mariscal Don Agustin Gamarra President of Peru &#150; a very good likeness&#148;, &#147;Dulcero or vendor of sweets&#148;, &#147;Dance of the Country&#148;, &#147;Lady going to or coming from Amancaso[?] a place much visited in July &#148;, &#147;Lady bathing with guide in Chorillos, a small port near Lima&#148;, &#147;Conducting grass to the city for sale&#148;, &#147;Man selling ices&#148;, &#147;Quesera &#150; Indian woman selling cheese&#148;, &#147;Saya y manto&#148;, &#147;Saya desplazada or full saya&#148;, &#147;Beggar woman&#148;, &#147;Waterman on his way to the fountain to fill his casks&#148;, &#147;Belero, or vendor of Candles&#148;, &#147;Chorillano, native of Chorillas collecting almas for some religious ceremony&#148;, amongst others. One of the drawings represents the General Gran Mariscal Agustín Gamarra Mesia (1785 &#150; 1841), a Peruvian politician and military, Constitutional President from 1829-1833 and 1840-1841; the drawing mentions him as the President, thus the album was surely made during one of both periods as President. Although no signature is found and no attribution is made on the album, the color and the quality of the watercolors is remarkable and reflects the characteristic style of Fierro (1809 - 1879) a Peruvian self-taught artist, son of a criollo and a black slave. On Fierro, often dubbed as one of the most original Peruvian painters of the 19th century, much has been written, and is to-date a subject of research; his drawings, representing the life and costumes of Lima´s inhabitants &#150;of which he probably made about 1200- are highly coveted and are a brilliant artistic record. These albums are vivid testimonies of the increasing interest from Europeans in Peruvian costumes at the turn of the 19th century. The recently created nation had long been the stronghold of Spanish rule in South America and was then forging it&#146;s own identity Marcus Burke y Natalia Majluf, Tipos del Perú. La Lima criolla de Pancho Fierro. Madrid, El Viso/The Hispanic Society of America, 2008, p. 17-50. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A LA JEUNESSE . CONSCIENCE . DE LA VOLUPTÉ . PLAN D'ORGANISATION . NOTES . RÉSUMÉ DE MES IDÉES. Vers 1840 Manuscrit inédit autographié Féminisme Socialisme Anarchie Libertaire

      - Sans lieu ni date [vers 1840 ?] 1 brochure in-4 (25 x 19 cm), broché, de (1)-46 pages autographiées. Couverture muette de papier noir de l'époque. Usures et salissures aux premiers et derniers feuillets, le texte reste toujours lisible. Corrections manuscrites et étiquettes de correction contrecollées dans le texte. Complet. MANUSCRIT AUTOGRAPHE DE L'AUTEUR REPRODUIT A L'ÉPOQUE PAR L'AUTOGRAPHIE. En haut du premier feuillet, en gros caractères calligraphiés, et en guise de titre, on lit : "A la jeunesse." Suit un texte de présentation d'une page (32 lignes). Le texte se poursuit au recto du feuillet suivant, paginé 1. A la page 6 commence "1er Lemme. Conscience." A la page 11 commence "Note 1ere". A la page 17 commece "2eme Lemme. De la volupté." A la page 37 "Plan d'organisation." A la page 43 "Notes faisant suite au Plan d'organisation." Enfin, à la page 46 et dernière (verso du dernier feuillet), on lit : "Résumé de mes idées." Ce manuscrit autographié n'est pas signé. L'auteur qui reste non identifié est une femme proche du cercle de Barthélémy Prosper Enfantin et de Saint-Simon. En voici quelques extraits significatifs : "Travailler en commun, jouir en commun est une idée extravagante pour ceux qui n'éprouvent de bonheur que dans la privation d'autrui & n'aiment que les jouissances exclusives [.] C'est donc à ceux dont le jugement et la conscience n'ont point encore été faussés. C'est à la jeunesse si vive si ardente & en même temps si sociable que je recommande la méditation de mes principes [.] (extrait de la page de présentation A la jeunesse). Le texte principal débute ainsi : "Si par gouverner les hommes, on entendait, assurer à chacun une existence en rapport avec son industrie et ses talents, certes quoique dépouillées les masses auraient moins à se plaindre mais si je ne puis me procurer l'existence qu'à la condition du travail, n'ai-je pas droit d'exiger du travail pour obtenir cette existence ? En est-il ainsi cependant ? [.] Interrogez votre conscience ou plutôt répondez à ces enfants dont les cris faméliques déchirent les entrailles de ceux qui leur donne le jour et leur font sans cesse maudire la fécondité désastreuse dont la nature les a doués. Telle est cependant la condition de 99/100 d'une population prétendue libre et éclairée dont l'existence toute précaire se trouve à la merci d'une poignée d'individus. [.]" et plus loin : "Une société célèbre (les St Simoniens sont cités en note de bas de page) a déjà émise des principes analogues à ceux que je professe moi-même depuis longtemps, le rapprochement néanmoins m'a fait sentir la différence et ne pouvant m'unir à elle, je donne enfin isolément au public, un plan et des idées depuis longtemps consignées sur le papier et que différentes circonstances et une apathie naturelle m'avaient empêché de mettre au jour. C'est tel qu'il est écrit longtemps avant la révolution de juillet que je le livre au public. [.]". L'auteure soutenait les idées des Saint Simoniens puis s'en est écarté pour finalement proposer par elle-même un système et des idées que l'on retrouve exposées ici pour la première fois, peu de temps sans doute après la révolution de juillet (1830). Cet imprimé peut donc dater des années 1831 à 1840. La révolution de juillet étant évoquée comme un événement assez proche. "Je ne me fais pas d'illusion sur les haines, le mépris, les sentiments de toutes sortes et peu favorables qu'il est susceptible d'exciter, mais mon obscurité me met à l'abri des unes et me fait rire des autres. Du reste, j'oublierai toutes les contradictions si ces principes en germant dans quelques âmes pures et ardentes se développent et portent des fruits qui soient utiles au genre humain. [.] Il faut aux hommes un nouveau code, un nouvel évangile, une nouvelle ère. [.]. Applaudissez à vos maîtres et entonnez avec eux les hymnes d'allégresse et les cantiques d'actions de grâce : ils ont semé le crime. Vos consciences l'ont recueilli, et ses fruits exécrables vous servent d'aliments [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Excursions in Western Africa and Narrative of a campaign in Kaffirland.

      1840 - Secondedition Frontispiece & 19 plates, maps with engraved illustrations &woodcuts in the text. 8vo. Contemporary half calf joints a bit tender, ducal half calf with crests and coronet on the upper covers.xxiii, 428, xii, 352pp London, Colburn The first edition came out under the title: ?Narrative of a voyage of Observation.?About three quarters of the work refers to the Kafir campain with the remainder dedicated to the West Coast of Africa. This copy belonged to the Eighth Duke of Roxburghe and bears his crests and ducal coronet in gilt on the upper cover of both volumes. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        New York Fire Department Reports of Operations 1910-11, Engine Company 104, Serving Brooklyn and Queens.

      Near Fine. Thick folio of 400 forms bound together, 800 pages, 36 cm x 22 cm, printer and stationers tag from the Martin B. Brown Company, order number 29,288, at 49 and 51 Park Place, on front pastedown. The leather binding is worn and patched with tape, and attempts at rehydration of the leather were only partially successful. Handwritten reports on FDNY printed forms give location of the incident, location and pressure of the hydrant, numbers of officers and firemen accompanying the apparatus, and who did or did not accompany and why. Some reports give the cause of the fire. Sold with a small collection of 22 manuscript receipts from 1840-1843, including pay vouchers and other receipts for services, ofter with the name of the recipient. The New York City Common Council is often cited. Perhaps most interesting are those receipts relating to rental space and payment for fire watch.

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        Illustrations of the Botany and other branches of the Natural History of the Himalayan Mountains, and of the Flora of Cashmere.

       London,printed by J.L. Cox and Sons for Wm. H. Allen and Co, 1840. -  2 volumi in folio (mm 385x276). Bella legatura di inizio XX secolo in mezza pelle e angoli, titolo e fregi in oro al dorso a 6 scomparti. Vol I : Antiporta all'acquatinta colorata a mano  con "View of the Himalayas by J. Clark after Lt.Col. R. Smith", pp.  (15), VI-LXXIV, (4 con elenco Uccelli ed Errata Corrige), 472. Vol. II con complessive 101 tavole:  1 litografia a colori del Giardino Botanico di Saharanpore, 1 tavola a colori con le sezioni geologiche dell'Himalayas, 3 tavole litografiche di fossili in bianco e nero, 96 tavole a colori di storia naturale  (numerate complessivamente 1-97 con aggiunti in numerazione 78A, 83 or 100 e 84a) disegnate su pietra da Maxim Gauci e altri, colorate da  John Clark[e] o Mr.Barclay,  Vishupersaud, Miss Drake, W. Saunders, Luchmun Sing, J.T. Hart e altri. Le planches comprendono 2  tavole di mammiferi, 2 di uccelli, 2 di insetti e 90 botaniche. Prima edizione di quello che è considerato "pioneering ecological study" (Rix) sugli alberi, arbusti e fiori della regione himalayana del sub-continente indiano, abilmente illustrato  da Vishnupersaud ,considerato il più grande artista botanico indiano del suo tempo. John Forbes Royle (1799-1858), nato a Cawnpore, figlio di un ufficiale al servizio dell'India orientale,  nel 1823 divenne sovrintendente del giardino botanico di Saharunpore. Effettuò un'indagine approfondita delle proprietà dei farmaci indiani (cfr vol.I, pp.239-240) e fu uno dei primi a botanizzare l'Himalaya. Nel 1831 Forbes tornò in Inghilterra con il suo erbario e la sua raccolta di disegni e la pubblicazione del presente lavoro iniziò con la pubblicazione delle prime (di 11) parti nel settembre 1833.  La maggior parte dei disegni si deve a Vishnupersaud (o Vishnu Prasad), "il più talentuoso degli artisti nativi indiani [botanici]" (Blunt). Fu impiegato da molti dei più importanti collezionisti e botanici dell'epoca, tra cui Nathaniel Wallich e Robert Wight, e purtroppo rimane uno dei pochi artisti botanici indiani del XIX secolo, i cui nomi sono noti . La trasposizione dei disegni su pietra ad uno dei primi litografi di soggetti botanici: il maltese  Maxim Gauci. Bellissimo esemplare con il primo volume a fogli ancora chiusi, estremamente fresco e ad ampi margini.       Bradley Bibliography I,p.472; Great Flower Books (1990) p.134; Nissen BBI 1690, Massachusetts Horticultural Society Library p.272; M.Rix. The Art of the Plant World p.183; Stafleu and Cowan IV,9734. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Views in Kairo. [Illustrations of Cairo].

      London: Tilt and Bogue, n.d. [1840].. FINE LITHOGRAPHIC ALBUM. Elephant Folio (55 x 37cm). A complete collection of 29 fine lithographs with a decorative lithographic title page and a lithographic dedication plate. Each plate with a recent tissue guard. In recent green half morocco with raised bands, gilt titles to spine and green cloth boards. Clean plates with some professional repair work to some edges and corners carried out at time of re-binding. A 1cm tear to top edge of the Bar en Nasr plate has formed since restoration. Repairs thus: top corner of title plate; top corner of dedication plate; top corner of Beyb el-Kasreyn plate; top edge of Fountain of el-Mudaffar plate; top corner of Boolak part 2 plate; top corner of Entrance to the Great Mosque plate. All the lithographic images themselves are clean, bright and unaffected by restoration. Very good overall. Together with the Orientalist Edward William Lane, to whom this volume is dedicated, Hay took part in an early archaeological / treasure-gathering expedition to Egypt between 1826 and 1838. Although the British Museum owns an extensive archive of Hay's drawings and diaries, this collection of lithographs, mainly from drawings by another of Hay's companions Owen Carter, is the only published example of their work. The plates mainly depict mosques, gates and street scenes from Islamic Cairo, rather than antiquities or ancient architecture.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Gesamtans.,.

      - Lithographie v. Thamisch ( gedruckt b. lithogr. Institut v. Rud. Weber ) b. Verlag der Wochenblatt Expedition zu Rochlitz, um 1840, 26 x 35 Sprache: Deutsch

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH]
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        WECHSELBURG., Gesamtansicht mit der imposanten Schloßanlage und Kirche links.

      Lithographie, Nach der Natur und auf Stein gez. von Thamisch bei Rud. Weber, Leipzig, um 1840, 26 x 35,5 cm. Seltene Ansicht der malerisch im Tal der Zwickauer Mulde gelegenen Stadt. Sachsen und Sachsen-Anhalt

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        Gesamtans., "Vue de Neuwied prise près de la Ruine de Friedrichstein nommé Teufelstein".

      - altkol. Aquatinta v. Himily n. Federle b. L. Bleuler in Schaffhausen, um 1840, 20 x 30 Blatt 66 der berühmten ( mittleren ) Rheinfolge von Bleuler. Im Hintergrund noch die Festung Ehrenbreitstein. - Hier vorliegend in leuchtendem Kolorit Sprache: Deutsch

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        Gesamtans., "Rhodt mit der Ruine Rieburg bei Edenkoben".

      - Lithographie a. a. Chinap. v. Lacroix n. Fried, um 1840, 21,8 x 29 Sehr selten. Blick aus den Weinfeldern. i. Vgr. feiernde Menschen, nach Rhodt, rechts i. Hgr. die Ruine Kropfsberg. Sprache: Deutsch

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        The Ingoldsby Legend or Mirth and Marvels

      Richard Bentley, London - 3 vol. [x], 338p, [1]; 288p; [vi], 364p. 1840, 1842, 1847. FIRST EDITION in signed bindings. Contemporary dark green morocco with richly gilt spines and gilt ruled boards. Marbled end papers and inside dentelles. The original wrappers bound in at the end of each volume. SIGNED BINDING BY ZAEHNSDORF with gilt stamp on the inside front board. All three half titles are present. Vol 1: Page 236 with the errata text, title pages to all three volumes printed in brown and black. A very attractively bound set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De twaalf maanden des jaars. Haarlem, Adriaan Loosjes Pz., 1810. [4 parts].

      "8º (22,3x13cm): (vol.1) * 4 (*1 + pi1) A-I 8 (-I8, blanco), pag: [2] 8, 142 pp. (vol.2) pi 2 K-X 8 Y 2 pag: [2] 143-336 [2]; (vol.3) [2] Z-2K 8, pag.: [2] 337-512; (vol.4) pi 2 2L-2V 8 2X 4, pag: [2] 513-678 [2]. Cardboard binding. Spines are damaged. On the title page an engraved vignette by J.P. Visser Bender and 12 engraved plates by Izaak de Wit after Jacob Cats, of which 2 hand coloured.Lit: Van Eynden en Van der Willigen, Geschiedenis der vaderlandsche schilderkunst sedert de helft der XVIII eeuw (Haarlem 1840) II, p.310 en 333; Veltman-van den Bos, Petronella Moens (Nijmegen 2000) p.358 Saalmink II, p.1281; Veltman-van den Bos p.449; Waller 1223".Twelve reflections on human existence, inspired by the seasons. Moens has added short ethical sketches and physical knowledge, from which her familiarity with Martinet's 'Katechismus der natuur' is evident. The work was illustrated by Izaak de Wit (1744-1809) with twelve engravings after fine drawings that Jacob Cats (1741-1799) had made as requested by Haarlem art collector J. Helmolt. It is with pride that Adriaan Loosjes speaks of this work in the foreword. Many of the works written by the remarkably productive Petronella Moens was published with this Haarlem bookseller and publisher, who was an author as fruitful as she was. L2600

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        Autograph Book of Hon. George Gray from his Princeton Years, signed by classmates

      - 1 vols. 8vo. George Gray (1840 - 1925) was an American lawyer, judge, and politician from New Castle, Delaware. He was a member of the Democratic Party, who served as Attorney General of Delaware, U.S. Senator from Delaware and Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Third CircuitThe General Assembly chose the U.S. Senators, who took office March 4, for a six-year term. In this case he was initially completing the existing term, the vacancy caused by the resignation of Thomas F. BayardThis is for members of the Princeton Class of 1859 to write their sentiments for George Gray. Original decorated gilt stamped morocco. Signed on ffep George Gray Nassau Hall March 1858

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        Signed Cabinet Photo 1895

      German composer (1840-1897), and also pianist, one of the most important creators of the Romantic period and in the history of classical music. Beautiful signed cabinet photo, an original by photographer C. Brasch, Berlin, blind stamped by photographer in 1895, just two years before the composer´s death. Bold, very clear signature below image, size is 4.25 x 6.5 inches. Front is in excellent condition, verso shows some mounting damage over the borders, otherwise in very good condition. Autograph photos of Brahms are very rare.

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        Leipzig. - Souvenirblatt. - "Erinnerungen an Leipzig".

      - Historische Ortsansicht. Lithographie, koloriert und eiweißgehöht, um 1840. 20 x 22,9 cm (Darstellung ) / 31,7 x 46,5 cm (Blatt). Mittiig oberhalb der Darstellung betitelt, ferner unten um die Angabe "Verlag von Louis Rocca in Leipzig" ergänzt. - Um die zentrale Abbildung des Markplatzes gruppieren sich zwölf kleine Darstellungen: "Bürgerschule, Augusteum, Thomasschule, Börse, Müllers Denkmal, Theater, Waagegebäude, Das neue Postgebäude, Schloß, Dr. Härtels Palais, Poniatowski's Denkmal, Buchhändlerbörse". - Geringe Alterungsspuren. Mit kleinen Randläsuren. Oben Reste vormaliger Montage, links geringer Papierverlust. Insgesamt in einem guten Erhaltungszustand mit schönem Kolorit. Sprache: Deutsch

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        Pocket Plan of London and Improved Guide.

      J. Cross, c. 1840. - 47 x 74 cm. Hand coloured engraved map in sections in original slipcase with printed label. Very Good. An early issue of this map first printed in 1837. This shows five railway terminals: Birmingham, Blackwall, London & Greenwich, Eastern Counties and Great Western. The Swan Street extension to the London & Greenwich has been added in the same colour as the other railway lines but with no engraved line below.

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        Allgemeine Moden-Zeitung. Eine Zeitschrift für die gebildete Welt. 42. Jahrgang. Januar bis Juni u. Juli bis Dezember 1840

      Leipzig: Baumgärtners Buchhandlung 1840 - Kompletter 42. Jahrgang dieser Wochenzeitschrift, in zwei Bänden, insgesamt 52 Nummern (416 Seiten) der Allgemeinen Modenzeitung, mit 52 Nummern des Tagesberichts für die Modenwelt (104 Seiten) u. 40 Nummern des Intelligenzblatts zur Modenzeitung (komplett), insgesamt 50 kolorierte Tafeln mit Modenkupfern, 51 Tafeln mit sog. Doppelkupfern u. 9 Tafeln mit sog. Extrakupfern, zusätzlich 3 Tafeln aus anderen Zeitschriften beigebunden; beide Bände OPBd. mit rotem goldgeprägten Rückenschild, 28 x 22,5 cm; Modenkupfer Nrn. 10 und 11 u. Doppelkupfer Nr. 19 fehlen, Deckel abgeschürft u. berieben, Papier auf dem Rücken leicht eingerissen, innen zuweilen stockfleckig, einige Seiten mit alten Wasserflecken, einige Tafeln altersbedingt gebräunt, sonst innen schön erhalten, altersgemäß guter Zustand. Book Language/s: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Valentinska]
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