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        Map of the Countries on the Northwest frontier of India

      London: John Walker, 1840. 1840. No Binding. VG+. compiled from various documents by John Walker. Cover title: Countries on the North West Frontier of India. Folding linen backed map colored in outline. Contemporary slip case. 50.75 x 44 in. 22 mi to the in. Map vg+, slight browning along several folds. Bokhara to the Ocean incl. Kabook, Beloochistan, Sind and the Punjab. Good representation of mountain ranges, rivers, routes and villages. Informative and appealing map. Inset: Countries between Russia, Turkey and India. Distance tables betw. 11 cities and intermediate points. Early map for this region. nd ca 1840 London John Walker.

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        Geschichte der Arabischen Ärzte und Naturforscher.

      Göttingen, Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht, 1840. - XVI, 167, (16) SS. 8vo. Halblederband der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe. Medizingeschichtliches Werk des Orientalisten Ferdinand Wüstenfeld (1808-1899). Vorliegende Arbeit stützt sich u. a. auf die Biographien des Arabischen Arztes Ibn Abi Usaibi'a (1194-1270) sowie auf weitere Quellen. - Einband etwas berieben, handschriftl. Rückenschild. Innen vereinzelt etwas stockfleckig. Fliegendes Vorsatzblatt mit Marginalien in Bleistift, Titelblatt mit handschriftl. Besitzvermerk. Insgesamt sehr ordentliches Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Ladies' Flower-Garden of Ornamental Annuals

      London : William Smith, 1840 A good to very good copy of this lovely work by Jane Loudon with 48 beautiful hand-coloured plates. In the original half leather and buckram cloth binding with marbled endpapers and marbled page edges. Classed as 'good' because the binding has a lot of wear to corners, edges and spine joints and the buckram cloth has some grubbiness and a little bubbling. The front spine joint is beginning to split at the bottom. The contents are very clean and bright. The binding has gilt compartments and ornate tooling to the spine and leather title label. There is a further leather title label to the front board. Contents: tissue-guarded frontispiece; title page; dedication; preface; contents and plate listings; text and a further 47 plates. There is some spotting on the reverse of the front endpapers; the plate at p 61 has a rumpled top outer tip; the plate opposite p 105 has a little spotting to the top and a spotty tissue-guard; and the plate at p 145 has a very marked tissue-guard. There is the odd light marking - generally to tissue guards - contents otherwise very bright with well-coloured plates. Please enquire if you would like to see more images of this work.

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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.

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        MÜNCHEN. "Die Ludwigs Strasse in München". Blick vom Inneren der Feldherrnhalle in die Ludwigsstrasse, links die Fassade der Theatinerkirche.

      - Altkol. Lithographie von Benoist nach Chapuy, um 1840, 37 x 28 cm. Lentner 1574. - Prächtige Ansicht aus einem ungewöhnlichen Blickwinkel, mit mehreren Figuren reizend staffagiert. Gerahmt.

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        Eigenh. Brief m. Unterschrift.

      Stockholm, 3. XI. 1840. 3 S., 4°. Umfang- und inhaltsreicher Brief an den österr. Chemiker u. Mineralogen Anton Schrötter von Kristelli (1802-1875). - Berzelius gilt als Vater der modernen Chemie. Er „[...] führte die chemische Zeichensprache mit den Buchstaben für die chemischen Elemente ein und hat erstmals eine Vielzahl der Atommassen von Elementen genau bestimmt. Berzelius entwickelte ein erstes Modell zum Verständnis der Elektrolyse und zu Stoffumsetzungen durch die Annahme einer positiven und einer negativen Ladung in jedem Teilchen (dualistische Theorie). Er hat auch neue Elemente entdeckt (Cer, Selen, Thorium), andere Elemente wurden von ihm erstmals in elementarer Form dargestellt (Silicium, Zirconium, Titan, Tantal, Vanadium)“ (Wikipedia). --- Der in Olmütz geborene Anton Schrötter, Sohn eines Apothekers, studierte ab 1822 zunächst auf Wunsch seines Vaters in Wien Medizin, wechselte dann aber unter dem Einfluss von Friedrich Mohs zu den naturwissenschaftlichen Fächern, speziell der Mineralogie. 1827 erhielt er eine Assistentenstelle für Physik und Mathematik an der Universität Wien. 1830 wurde er Professor für Physik und Chemie am Technischen Institut Joanneum in Graz. Während eines halbjährigen Urlaubs im Jahre 1838 besuchte er chemische Institute in Göttingen, Heidelberg, Frankfurt und Paris. In Gießen machte er sich bei Justus von Liebig mit der organischen Elementaranalyse vertraut. Ab 1843 arbeitete er als Professor für technische Chemie am Polytechnischen Institut der Universität Wien und übernahm dort 1845 die Professur für allgemeine Chemie. Schrötter war neben Baumgartner, Ettingshausen und Haidinger einer der Begründer der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien und wurde 1850 ihr Generalsekretär. Die Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina wählte Schrötter 1856 zu ihrem Mitglied. Ab 1868 leitete er das österreichische Hauptmünzamt und wurde gleichzeitig zum Ministerialrat ernannt. Er wurde 1874 in den Ruhestand versetzt und eröffnete in seiner Wohnung ein Privatlaboratorium, in dem er Studien über Edelmetalle betrieb. 1875 starb er in Wien. Schrötter hat in seinem Leben ca. 60 wissenschaftliche Publikationen verfasst. Ab 1845 beschäftigte Schrötter sich intensiv mit Phosphor. 1848 gelang ihm der Nachweis der schon von Berzelius geäußerten Vermutung, dass roter Phosphor eine allotrope Modifikation des weißen Phosphors, nicht aber eine Phosphorverbindung ist. Schrötter wandelte weißen Phosphor durch Erhitzen in roten um, den man zeitweise Schrötterschen Phosphor nannte. Sein Verfahren zur Darstellung desselben revolutionierte die Streichholzindustrie, wo roter Phosphor schon bald als Bestandteil der Reibflächen genutzt wurde. Er war ein Organisator in Industrie und Wissenschaft sowie Berater bei den Vorbereitungen zur Novara-Expedition und zur Österreich-Ungarischen Nordpolexpedition. - Kl. Randläsuren u. Knickspuren. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Berzelius, Schrötter, Chemie, Brief, Letter, Lettre, Briefe, Autograph, Autographe, Autographen, Autograf, Autografe, Autografen, Signatur, Signiert, Signed, Signature, Unterschrift, Eigenhändig, Handschrift, Handschriften, Manuscript, Manuscrit, ALS, A.L.S., LAS, L.A.S.

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        Master Humphrey's Clock [The Old Curiosity Shop; Barnaby Rudge]. With Illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne.

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1840., 1840. FIRST EDITION of Barnaby Rudge, The Old Curiosity Shop, and Master Humphrey's Clock. 3 volumes. Quarto. Original half green calf, with marbled sides, edges and endpapers, handsomely respined to style. This set is xxtra illustrated with a large number of plates by Thomas Sibson, including his additional engraved title and the list of plates for these illustrations. Same owner name 'John Hobbs' to each volume. Free from labels or bookplates. Edges dusty, occasional light toning or spotting to text otherwise the contents are particularly clean; corners rubbed, boards a little marked otherwise externally fine. 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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        GRAZ. "Gratz". Gesamtansicht (20 x 28 cm), umgeben von 16 Ansichten aus der Stadt und Umgebung.

      - Altkol. Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Franz Emphinger nach C. Kreutzer bei Höfelich, um 1840, 38 x 52 cm. Die schöne Gesamtansicht im Vordergrund mit einer Ernteszene. Die Teilansichten zeigen Maria Grün, Burgtor, Erzherzog Johann Palais, Joanneum, Eggenberg, Murvorstadtplatz, Tobelbad, Bahnhof, Stift Rein, Franzensplatz, Mausoleum, Neue Kettenbrücke, Strassengel, Hauptwachplatz, Maria Trost und die Schweizerei auf dem Schloßberg. Die Ansichten sind durchwegs hübsch staffagiert. - Nur im breiten Rand gering fleckig. Seltenes altkoloriertes Souvenirblatt!

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        VOYAGE OF THE DUTCH BRIG OF WAR, DOURGA, THROUGH THE SOUTH-SOUTHERN & LITTLE-KNO

      London 1840, Madden.3/4 Red leather over marbled boards,very. good, 365p., 2 engraved maps. S C A R C E. AN EARLY PRIMARY RESOURCE ON THE MOLUCCAN ARCHIPELAGO AREA Translated from the Dutch by George Windsor Earl. * Covers an outward voyage, English settlement, Molucca seas, voyage to Palembang & Banka, fidelity of Javanese seamen, Macassar, to Timor, Portuguese settlement of Dilli. On to Wetta, trade & productions, interview with natives. Kissa's Christian inhabitants, fort Vallenhoven, state of agriculture, divine services, native hospitalities, neatness of the people. * Lette: mountaineers, mediation. Noa & Roma islands, state of civilization, kind hospitality of natives, Dutch government. On to Damma, Lakor, Luan, Baba, Arru Islands. Mode of dress, customs, food, scenery. Teniimber islands, the chief, Ceram-Laut & Goram Islands in New Guinea, Papuan pirates devour their prisoners, slaves, & sale of children by parents. * Goram & Keffing Islands, products, trade, coin, costume snake-eaters, Christian teachers. New Guinea's whales, grand river visit of chiefs. On to Ki K& Tenimber islands, improved conditions of natives, honesty, wild cattle, gold coin, peacemaking. *** An excellent primary resource for South-East Asia, before too much influence of Europeans. Good description of the land, people, flora, fauna. *** A R A R E BOOK ! *** REFERENCE: Ferguson 3016 *** Scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        VOYAGES OF THE DUTCH BRIG OF WAR DOURGA: Through the Southern and Little-Known P

      London 1840, Madden. 3/4 red leather over marbled boards,. very good, 365p., 2 maps, one is folding, top edge gilt.. FIRST EDITION R A R E !. IMPORTANT MID-19TH CENTURY PRIMARY SOURCE During the Years 1825 and 1826. S C A R C E A descriptive narrative including expeditions in the Molucca and Java seas, Timor, the Serwatty Islands, Lette, Noa and Roma, Damma, Lakor, Luan, Baba, the Arru Islands, the Tenim- ber Islands, the Ceram-Laut and Goram Islands, New Guinea, & the Ki island. Translated from the Dutch by George W. Earl. A valuable early primary source for the voyage to these exotic islands and peoples. Loaded with details,commentaries on the profusion of islanders. Comments on agriculture, nat- ive products, poverty, native hospitalities, order, neatness and industry, respect entertained by the natives, character of the people, wild nutmeg trees. Coral banks, shyness of the women, customs, dress &c. A careful description for each island visited. A great resource,nicely written, packed with fascinating details and observations. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        DIe Huldigung.

      - altgouachierte Lithographie v. Th. Hosemann n. Begas b. Sachse & Co., 1840, 38,5 x 49,9 In leuchtenden Farben altgouachiertes Blatt zum Huldigungs - Fest der Ritterschaft der Provinz Brandenburg 1840. - Äußerst dekoratives und Blatt Theodor Hosemanns ( Brieger S.138, Nr. 52 ). - Kleiner Knick und rasierter Stermpel unten rechts außerhalb der Darstellung, im Rand leicht fleckig. Die Darstellung sauber und farbfrisch. - Sehr selten.

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        Großes Wiener Affen-Theater. Heute ... wird H. Schreyer die Ehre haben Zwei große brillante Vorstellungen von bewunderungswürdigen Fertigkeits-Übungen, in Kunstreiten, Voltigen, Seiltänzen mit und ohne Balancirstange, künstlichen Wendungen, und höchst komischen Scenen durch Affen und Hunde auszuführen.

      O. O., 2. und 3. August 1840.. Plakat mit typograph. Text und gr. Holzschnitt (22 x 40 cm). Blattgr. 53 x 45 cm. Die Affen und Hunde führen das Stücke "Die Auswanderung nach Nord-Amerika" auf; beteiligt sind u. a. der schöne Pudel Caro und der Hund Cäsar. Der mit "Der Wunder-Hund" betitelte schöne Holzschnitt zeigt Direktor Schreyer, dessen Hunde Kunststücke vorführen, im Hintergrund weitere Tiere in Kostümen. - "Heinrich Schreyer, Menageriebesitzer und Thierhändler, war aus Lemberg in Galizien gebürtig (geb. 1793, gest. zu Wien 22. August 1847). Im Sommer 1847 kam er nach Wien, wo er im Prater das große Affentheater erbaute, welches er im Juni d. J. eröffnete. Der Zulauf zu dieser Sehenswürdigkeit - die Dressur der Hunde und Affen war psychologisch merkwürdig - war ein ungeheurer. In wenigen Wochen hatte S. einen Gewinn von über 20.000 fl. erzielt. Aber mit diesem Glücke seines Unternehmens schritt das Unglück in seiner Familie Hand in Hand. Kaum in Wien angekommen, erkrankten Frau und Kinder am Typhus. Kaum waren aber diese genesen, wurde er selbst von der Seuche hingerafft. Das Theater führte nun die Witwe fort. Später übernahm das Ganze Casanova, der in Schreyer?'s Diensten gestanden und der nun einige Zeit noch in Wien Vorstellungen gab. Im Jahre 1861 brachte der damalige Volkssänger Fürst die Bude käuflich an sich, gestaltete sie um und eröffnete sie am 21. April 1862 als Singspielhalle, aus welcher das Volkstheater im Prater und zuletzt das „Fürst-Theater" sich entwickelte. Anregend im Hinblick auf Abrichtung der Thiere, wirkte die Schreyer?'sche Affenbude auf die Bevölkerung ganz anders, wie der Cancan der Fürst?'schen Bühne! Noch sei bemerkt, daß Schreyer während seines kurzen Aufenthaltes in Wien im Jahre 1847 dem im genannten Jahre errichteten Affenhause in der Schönbrunner Menagerie die erste Affenbevölkerung lieferte." (Wurzbach XXXI, 305).

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        Großes Wiener Affen - Theater. Heute ... wird H. Schreyer die Ehre haben Zwei große brillante Vorstellungen von bewunderungswürdigen Fertigkeits - Übungen, in Kunstreiten, Voltigen, Seiltänzen mit und ohne Balancirstange, künstlichen Wendungen, und höchst komischen Scenen durch Affen und Hunde auszuführen.

      O. O., 2. und 3. August 1840.Plakat mit typograph. Text und gr. Holzschnitt (22 x 40 cm). Blattgr. 53 x 45 cm. Die Affen und Hunde führen das Stücke "Die Auswanderung nach Nord - Amerika" auf; beteiligt sind u. a. der schöne Pudel Caro und der Hund Cäsar. Der mit "Der Wunder - Hund" betitelte schöne Holzschnitt zeigt Direktor Schreyer, dessen Hunde Kunststücke vorführen, im Hintergrund weitere Tiere in Kostümen. - "Heinrich Schreyer, Menageriebesitzer und Thierhändler, war aus Lemberg in Galizien gebürtig (geb. 1793, gest. zu Wien 22. August 1847). Im Sommer 1847 kam er nach Wien, wo er im Prater das große Affentheater erbaute, welches er im Juni d. J. eröffnete. Der Zulauf zu dieser Sehenswürdigkeit - die Dressur der Hunde und Affen war psychologisch merkwürdig - war ein ungeheurer. In wenigen Wochen hatte S. einen Gewinn von über 20.000 fl. erzielt. Aber mit diesem Glücke seines Unternehmens schritt das Unglück in seiner Familie Hand in Hand. Kaum in Wien angekommen, erkrankten Frau und Kinder am Typhus. Kaum waren aber diese genesen, wurde er selbst von der Seuche hingerafft. Das Theater führte nun die Witwe fort. Später übernahm das Ganze Casanova, der in Schreyer?s Diensten gestanden und der nun einige Zeit noch in Wien Vorstellungen gab. Im Jahre 1861 brachte der damalige Volkssänger Fürst die Bude käuflich an sich, gestaltete sie um und eröffnete sie am 21. April 1862 als Singspielhalle, aus welcher das Volkstheater im Prater und zuletzt das ?Fürst - Theater" sich entwickelte. Anregend im Hinblick auf Abrichtung der Thiere, wirkte die Schreyer?sche Affenbude auf die Bevölkerung ganz anders, wie der Cancan der Fürst?schen Bühne! Noch sei bemerkt, daß Schreyer während seines kurzen Aufenthaltes in Wien im Jahre 1847 dem im genannten Jahre errichteten Affenhause in der Schönbrunner Menagerie die erste Affenbevölkerung lieferte." (Wurzbach XXXI, 305). Bitte um Beachtung: Bis zum 31.01. stellen wir auf der Stuttgarter Antiquariatsmesse aus; der Versand verzögert sich somit bis zum 01.02.2016! Bücher de

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        Torfbetrieb und Torfbenutzung aus eigenen Erfahrungen dargestellt.

      Nürnberg Riegel und Wießner 1840 - (20 x 12 cm). IV, 116 S. Mit 1 gefalteten Tabelle und 6 (5 kolorierten und 1 gefalteten) gestochenen Tafeln. Pappband der Zeit. Wesentlich verbesserte, gänzlich umgearbeitete und mit neuen Erfahrungen angereicherte zweite Ausgabe des 1825 unter dem Titel "Die Torfwirthschaft im Fichtelgebirge" erschienenen Werkes. - Moser, kgl. bayer. Forstmeister, beschreibt hier die technischen und wirtschaftlichen Möglichkeiten der Torfverwertung. U.a. mit Kapiteln über Entstehung und Auffindung des Torfes, Brennbarkeit, Verkohlung, die Beschreibung einer Torfdarranstalt sowie seine Verwendung für landwirtschaftliche Zwecke. Die fein kolorierten Tafeln mit hübschen Pflanzendarstellungen. - Stellenweise leicht stockfleckig. Einband gering berieben, sonst wohlerhalten [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TSUKI, YUKI, HANA SHIKI NO TOMO: FRIENDS OF THE MOON, SNOW &FLOWER SEASONS: Love

      [Japan n.d. ca. 1840's, n.p.]. Stitched blue stiff wrappers,. ocean wave pattern, 17.8 x 24.5 cm., covers & edges rubbed,. else contents solid, lower page corners thumbed,some rubbing. but the text and plates clean, 2 vols. of 3, 18 color illu-. ILLUSTRATES THE PLEASURE & JOYS OF MAKING-LOVE strations: 12 double page and 2 single page color pages; 48 single pages of text. The first four pages of text in volume one are with color decorated back. The book is printed in large format, and with remarkable & superb printing, color registration and composition. The first page shows a single page with a young courtesan, with elaborate coiffeur, and a large number of hair pins. She has a slight pink flush to her face, indicating sexual excitement. * *The next is a double-page showing a couple engaged in love- making. The woman is with very long flowing straight hair & dots above her eye-brows indicating this scene was from a primitive and early classical period in Japan's history. The floor adjacent to the girl is littered with folded Chirishi paper, used to wipe the love juices. The man groups for this having reached orgasm.The surroundings are nicely furnished. * *The third shows a couple engaged in love-making, with the woman's left foot tightly pulling the man's left thigh tow- ards her. She had her arms locked around his neck. The coup- le both exhibit a pinkness around the face. The girl is a courtesan as she wears an elaborate coiffeur with many hair pins. * *The fourth shows a young couple engaged in a tongue-kiss, while making love. The young man's armour and long sword are put aside, but he still wears his foot gear, apparently in a rush to accomplish his goal. An ordinary girl, has long and flowing straight hair, she clutches him with both hands. * *The fifth shows two women, one exposes her vulva, while reaching under the Kimono of the other to grasp her vagina. A small blemish on the chin of one. * *The sixth shows a man pouring tea, with a very large erect- ion. The woman holds Chirishi in her lips, with used Chiri- shi on the floor. * *The seventh shows a man entering the woman from behind, while the couple are being observed by the inn maid, who covers her mouth with her sleeve in embarrassement. End of volume one. * Volume two begins with a double page showing a young lady & a sprig of cherry blossom with a bird perched. * *The next shows a couple engaged in love-making on the road. Their hats, walking sticks, his armour and two swords and fan abandoned, while they seek shelter under tree branches. The woman's handsome Kimono has the unusual gauffrage or blind-stamped pattern printed without any ink, giving a realistic "cloth texture" likeness, done entirely in white. A bit of dust has high-lighted these fine lines. * *The third shows a couple engaged in love-making indoors. She raises her leg high while she mounts her beloved. The furnishings are lovely ! * *The fifth shows another couple on the verandah during the flowering of the plum blossoms. A large package of Chirishi is nearby, as is some delightful food on a tray. * *The sixth shows a couple making love on a mat, the woman reaches for a sheet of Chirishi, knowing that her lover is now spent, she holds yet another sheet in her lips. From the straw hat in the background, the young lover was posing as an itinerant priest, so he would not be recognized when he visiting his lover. * *The seventh and last shows a couple engaged in love-making, the man on top while they share a tongue-to-tongue kiss. * While this and most other erotic Japanese books [Shun Pon] and prints [Shun Ga] are never signed, the title labels on volume 1 are mostly gone, and completely gone from volume 2. The book shows evidence of being well-read. The contents are for the most part clean, but with thumbing, which is NOT very invasive to the illustrations. The colors are very good done mostly with vegetal inks and a few aniline blue, red & greens used. The images are strong, clear, with excellent registry, and finely carved woodblocks and superior printing techniques employed. As usual for a book of this type and popularity, it has small areas on some prints showing the open grain of the wood block, an asset in prints, a point of appreciation. The artist was Yoshimori [1830-1884], an impo- rtant pupil of Utagawa Kuniyoshi with text by Tama Jakushi. See L. Roberts: DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE ARTISTS, p.202-3 for notes on Yoshimori. Books of this subject and nature are seldom found on the open market. The work in general is nicely done and shows true human nature of the Japanese dur- ing this time frame. Their penchant for casual sex, passion for the out-of-doors and love-making in beautiful & natural settings among the flowering blossoms is a classic spring or "Shun" theme. A charming & lovely "Shun Bon" [erotic il- lustrated book]. 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        VOYAGE OF THE DUTCH BRIG OF WAR, DOURGA, THROUGH THE SOUTH-SOUTHERN & LITTLE-KNO

      London 1840, Madden. Recent red cloth, very clean bright. binding, 2 engraved maps, 1 is folding, 365p., about 1 cm.. cut off top of title page, no loss of text, verso small mend. else clean, solid, complete copy. FIRST EDITION R A R E !. AN EARLY PRIMARY RESOURCE ON THE MOLUCCAN ARCHIPELAGO AREA Translated from the Dutch by George Windsor Earl. * Covers an outward voyage, English settlement, Molucca seas, voyage to Palembang & Banka, fidelity of Javanese seamen, Macassar, to Timor, Portuguese settlement of Dilli. On to Wetta, trade & productions, interview with natives. Kissa's Christian inhabitants, fort Vallenhoven, state of agriculture, divine services, native hospitalities, neatness of the people. * Lette: mountaineers, mediation. Noa & Roma islands, state of civilization, kind hospitality of natives, Dutch government. On to Damma, Lakor, Luan, Baba, Arru Islands. Mode of dress, customs, food, scenery. Teniimber islands, the chief, Ceram-Laut & Goram Islands in New Guinea, Papuan pirates devour their prisoners, slaves, & sale of children by parents. * Goram & Keffing Islands, products, trade, coin, costume snake-eaters, Christian teachers. New Guinea's whales, grand river visit of chiefs. On to Ki K& Tenimber islands, improved conditions of natives, honesty, wild cattle, gold coin, peacemaking. *** An excellent primary resource for South-East Asia, before too much influence of Europeans. Good description of the land, people, flora, fauna. *** A R A R E BOOK ! *** REFERENCE: Ferguson 3016 *** Scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        IMAYOH HYAKUNIN ISSHU AZUMA NISHIKI: MODERN BROCADE PICTURESOF POEMS FROM A HUND

      [Nagoya, n.d. ca.1840-50, Eirakuya].Stitched color pictorial. covers, large size 18 x 25.5 cm. by 5 cm. thick, 6 color,. pagination: 22+20+50+50+3 of double-leaved pages, profuse bw. woodcut illustrated, Japanese text, small stains to leading,. top & upper edges of spine, does not affect text or illustrations. * CONDITION: Covers are color woodblock printed, with a red cloth label in Kanji with Furigana sounds written, usual minor edge wear, but is solidly sewn and bound. The above mentioned stains are a pale indigo blue, but do not encroach into much of the text nor illustrations. By and large a fairly good copy of an obscure title. * THE CONTENTS: The first section consists of six Nishiki-e, or "Brocade Pictures" in full color. These are actually a two panel prints that equal one art work on facing pages. The first shows a woman holding a bamboo broom, with a crane in the background and water with small sail boats. She is accompanied on the left side with a man holding a bamboo rake, these are symbols of the New Year season and good luck. At the foreground in front of the man is a turtle with a long tail, the "Longevity Turtle." * The next two pages show five Japanese women dressed in elaborate Kimono, painting pictures. * The last two pages show women playing the game of "Go," on the left panel, and a girl on the right side reads here music from a book and plays the Koto [Japanese harp]. They are also dressed in elaborate Kimono, the season is spring with a cherry tree in full bloom. * The next section shows the pages divided into thirds, the upper third shows elaborate Origami folding for New Years decorations, the central or illustrated portion shows groups of women celebrating the seasons, while the lower portion is the text, which consists of some 19 pages. This contains some classic stories, pictures of poem writing and court figures in their royal attire. * Next section is varied, showing a group of "Jizo" or Buddhist icons in stone, with their appropriate I-Ching characters, at the bottom. The center shows a story about a famous woman poet, while the upper third shows a different story about court poets. * The next pagination beginning at page one through fifty is the classic Imayoh Hyakunin Isshu Azuma story of poets and their poems. The pages are divided into two sections the top one-third shows the graphic part of the story with some detailed texts, while the lower two-thirds show the text. From the third page, the lower section also contains stately court figures in their formal court attire, nicely interspersed with the lovely calligraphic text. This is done in the typical 17th century drawing style of the classic artists of the period. Through page 50, this part of the work shows an illustration on each page in the lower two-thirds of the work. From page 14, the upper section shows some part of the TALE OF GENJI story, with the usual I-Ching characters and the matching text. The TALE OF GENJI was the first novel ever written by a woman, so it remains the "First" in history, written by Lady Murasaki Shikibu. Please inquire with us for other copies of the TALE OF GENJI. * Essentially the book consists of several titles, all concerning poems, famous poets and the common thread that binds all, the Buddhist theme. The work is profusely illustrated in black and white throughout. We would estimate well over one-hundred illustrations in all, plus the six frontispieces in full color. * THE POETS: This work covers the work of Jite Tenno, Kakinomotono Hiromaro, Yamabeno Akahito, Onono Komachi, Tenji Tenno and other exceptionally famous Emperors and other female poets. * CONDITION: The original covers are color woodblock printed, with a red cloth label in both Kanji with Furigana sounds written, usual minor edge wear, but is solidly sewn and bound. The above mentioned stains are a pale indigo blue, but do not encroach into much of the text nor illustrations. By and large a fairly good copy of an obscure title. *** BIBLIOGRAPHY: Not in: a. K. Toda: THE RYERSON COLLECTION OF JAPANESE AND CHINESE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS. * b. H. Kerlen: CATALOGUE OF PRE-MEIJI JAPANESE BOOKS AND MAPS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS IN THR NETHERLANDS * Kokkatoshokan. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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

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

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        Master Humphrey's clock.

      London: Chapman & Hall 12mo (26.2 cm, 10.3"). 3 vols. I: Frontis., [2], iv, 306 pp.; illus. II: Frontis. (incl. in pagination), vi, 306 pp.; illus. III: Frontis. (incl. in pagination), vi, 426 pp.; illus.. 1840 First book-form edition of Dickens's weekly periodical — a variety of pieces gathered under a framing device of a storytelling circle led by Master Humphrey and the other members of his club. The serial marked => the first appearance of Barnaby Rudge, as well as of the enormously popular The Old Curiosity Shop, which more or less took over the author's original design of focusing on articles and sketches. The three volumes are => illustrated by George Cattermole and Hablot "Phiz" Browne with numerous in-text engravings, displaying the former artist's skill with architecture and views and the latter's with humor and character. Publisher's ribbed maroon cloth, covers with blind-stamped floral and arabesque frame and front covers with gilt-stamped clock vignette, spines gilt extra; extremities rubbed, spines faded, joints tender with some starting from extremities, cloth showing small splits at joint and spine extremities, each volume now housed in a maroon cloth chemise and the trio in a matching box. Front pastedowns with small, attractive institutional bookplate; vol. III with small area of abrasion from now-lacking bookplate. Pages faintly age-toned with a very few scattered light spots, overall pleasingly clean. Vol. III with small nick to upper outer edge of first few leaves. => An attractive item of Dickensiana, with two of the author's most significant illustrators splendidly represented.

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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.

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        Pierers Universal-Lexikon 2.Auflage, 34 Bände, 1840-1846 (II)

      H. A. Pierer 1840-1846, Altenburg - Pierer, Heinrich August (Hrsg.): (Pierers) Universal-Lexikon der Gegenwart und Vergangenheit oder neuestes encyclopädisches Wörterbuch der Wissenschaften, Künste und Gewerbe. Zweite, völlig umgearbeitete Auflage (Dritte Ausgabe). 34 Bände [A bis Z] Altenburg, H. A. Pierer, 1840-1846. OHLWd. der Zeit. Leinenrücken mit Goldprägungen, Blindprägungen auf Rücken & Außengelenken (s. Bilder 4+5). Format ca. 22,5 x 14,5 cm. Wie auch den 12 Originalbildern zu entnehmen, an den Buchrücken keine Fehlstellen oder Einrisse. Die Goldprägungen noch schön erhalten. Außen nur etwas berieben, neun Rückenkanten stärker; Ecken bestoßen. Bis auf zwei Kratzer an einem Buchdeckel auch diese in sehr gutem Zustand. Innen sauber, sehr gute Lesbarkeit. Alle Seiten vorhanden & fest. Kein unangenehmer Geruch. Auf den vorderen & hinteren Seiten stärker fleckig, sonst nur gering (mal etwas mehr, mal gar nicht), über ca. 70 Seiten ein größerer Fleck. Handschriftlicher Namenszug auf zwei fliegenden Vorsätzen. Eine Seite ein Stück mit Tesa geklebt, ein Seitenrand mit kleinem Fehlstück (Schrift nicht betroffen), ein Löchel von der Größe eines Wortes. An zwei Stellen ist mittig die Fadenheftung zu sehen. Und in einem Band wurde mittig zwischen zwei Seiten mit einmal vier & einmal einem Tesastreifen verstärkt. Insgesamt sehr gutes Exemplar. 45000 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SCHWETZINGEN. "Der Apollo-tempel im Garten zu Schwetzingen". Ansicht mit den Sphinxen im Vordergrund.

      - Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Bichebois & Bayot nach N.M.J. Chapuy, um 1840, 40 x 29 cm. Schefold 33679. - Breitrandig und wohl erhalten.

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        La Syrie, La Terre-Sainte, L'Asie Mineure, etc illustrees. [Three volumes.]: Une serie de vues dessinees d'apres nature par W.H. Bartlett, Thomas Allom, &c

      [1840?], Paris Fisher, Fils 1840 - Some plates foxed, mostly with few spots but some quite heavily. Otherwise a very good set bound in contemporary quarter calf, all edges gilt. First French edition Three volumes 4to, pp.86, engraved title, 36 engraved plates; 80, [Vol.2] engraved title, 36 engraved plates; [Vol 3] 100, 46 plates.

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        Autograph letter signed.

      No place, 2. VII. 1840. - Large 8vo. ¾ p. on bifolium with autogr. address. In German, thanking the diplomat Baron v. Schwarz for the pleasure of being entertained by his "beautifal Italian singer". - Contemporary crayon number; black lacquer seal; slight tear from breaking of seal; traces of former mounting.

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        The Oriental Portfolio

      London: Smith, Elder & Co, 1840. 2 original parts, folio. (21 3/4 x 14 7/8 inches). Letterpress titles to both parts. 1 tinted lithographic additional title by T.H. Pitt after Bacon, printed by Lefevre, 10 tinted lithographic plates (9 after Bacon's sketches worked up by Dibdin (7) or Roberts (2), 1 after Stephanoff; lithographed by W. Gauci (5), A. Picken (1), Louis Haghe (2), W. Walton (1) and Hullmandel (1)), each with a leaf of explanatory letterpress text. Unbound as issued within original burgundy cloth portfolios, upper covers blocked in gilt with the title, the British Royal arms and a dedication to Queen Victoria, cloth ties, cream glazed pastedwons and flaps, all contained within a single modern red morocco-backed red cloth-covered box, spine gilt An exceptional copy of this very rare work: the first edition in the original parts The present first edition was reissued in one volume with the same title in 1841: a work with which the present work is often confused. There is no record of a complete copy of this work in parts selling at auction in over 30 years. David Roberts and Thomas Dibdin prepared drawings after Thomas Bacon's sketches. Together they "transmuted Bacon's charming originals into splendid designs of true 1830s orientalism" (Archer & Lightbown)." "Thomas Bacon, a Lieutenant in the Bengal Horse Artillery, ... served in India for about five years until 1836 ... The Oriental Portfilio visually recalls Bacon's travels in India." ( Scenic Splendours p. 68). Horace Hayman Wilson pointed out in the preface how much this work, complete with full explanatory text, was needed, as very little of note had been published since the Daniells' work of forty years earlier. Events proved him wrong: no more then the present two parts were ever completed, and they remain as a hint of what might have been: "it is greatly to be regretted then that The Portfolio expired after its second number in 1840, for if completed Roberts and his associates might have left us an India equal in sensitiveness and suggestiveness with his Spain, Palestine, and Egypt" (Archer & Lightbown). Not in Abbey; Archer & Lightbown India Observed pp.122-6, 149-50 nos 183-4 (1841 reissue only); P. Godrej & P. Rohatgi Scenic Splendours pp.68-69.

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        Sn. Crispin Y Sn. Crispiniano, Hermanos Martires Venerados por el Grémio de Zapateros de la ciudad de Segorbe'.

      - Lithographie v. Pasual y Abad, um 1840, 32,5 x 22,5 Darstellung der beiden Heiligen Brüder aus vornehmer römischer Familie als Schuhmacher. - Beide flohen bei Ihrer Verfolgung nach Soissons, erlernten hier das Schusterhandwerk und machten den Armen unentgeltlich Schuhe. - Crispinus und Crispinianus sind die Schutzpatrone der Schuhmacher, Sattler und Gerber. (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Tausend und eine Nacht. Arabische Erzählungen. Band I - XXIV in 3 Bänden cpl.

      Klermann, Berlin - ( ca. 1840 ) Mit zusammen ca. 2400 Seiten, goldgeprägte Ohln, Klein8°. Einbände etwas berieben ( Rücken auch stärker ), Ecken gering bestoßen. Innen durchgehend leicht stockfleckig, wenige Seiten ( vor allem zu Beginn und Ende der Bände ) auch stärker. Dekorative kleine Ausgabe. ( Pic erhältlich - webimage available ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Plain Facts, Showing the Falsehood and Folly of the Rev. C.S. Bush, (A Church Minister of the Parish of Peover,) Being a Reply to His Tract Against the Latter-day Saints.

      Manchester: W.R. Thomas, Printer, [1840]. 16pp. Duodecimo [19.5 cm] sewn wrappers. Two inch closed tear to first page. Minor age toning. Half of the leaves uncut. Variant printing with "Price One Penny Wholesale, and Three Half-pence Single." We can locate a single institutional copy of this variant. According to Crawley "'Plain Facts' marks a small bibliographical milestone: it is the first reply to an anti-Mormon book published in England. Even though Parley Pratt is not designated as the author in the tract, it is certain that he was. He so identifies himself in his 'Reply to Thomas Taylor', and he is listed as the author in the catalogue of publications in the Millennial Star, July 1, 1847. As the title indicates, 'Plain Facts' was written in response to C.S. Bush's 'Plain Facts, Shewing the Falsehood and Folly of the Mormonites, or Latter-day Saints' which grew out of Rev. Bush's anxiety over the Book of Mormon missionaries in his parish. Since it was advertised for sale on the back wrapper of the 'Millennial Star' for August 1840, it was probably published in July before Pratt left England to return to the United States for his family. For the most part 'Plain Facts' deals with the Spaulding-Rigdon theory of the origin of the Book of Mormon. Bush's main weapon was a letter of Solomon Spaulding's widow, Matilda Davison, which Parley Pratt had earlier encountered in New York. At the time he wrote a letter himself in response to Mrs. Davison in which he described his role in converting Sidney Rigdon to Mormonism and denied any part Rigdon may have played in the production of the Book of Mormon. Plain Facts' reprints this letter along with the Davison letter and one from Sidney Rigdon refuting the Spaulding-Rigdon theory." Crawley 80. Flake/Draper 6615a. Mormon Imprints 7.

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        Lyon, Vue Prise de la Guillotiere / Vista Tomada desde la Guillotiere

      Paris: V. Turgis, editeur, 10 rue Serpente, 1840. Tinted lithograph with original hand colouring. Printed on wove paper. In excellent condition. Image size: 12 3/8 x 17 5/8 inches. A picturesque view of Lyon from the Guillotiere after a drawing by the celebrated French painter Nicolas-Marie Joseph Chapuy. Chapuy has chosen to depict Lyon from the Guillotiere neighborhood, with the winding river running through the middle of the image. The docks next to the bridge are scattered with large stones and lumber and many small boats are moored along the banks. The bridge is crowded with pedestrians who make their way across the busy thoroughfare. Domes and spires crowd the horizon, and two large boats hurry down the river. This sweeping view is a wonderful example of Chapuy's considerable talents and picturesque eye, and a beautiful glimpse of Lyon in the early decades of the nineteenth century. Nicolas-Marie Joseph Chapuy was born in Paris in 1790 and in his early life became an officer in the Navy. An accomplished architect and landscape painter, Chapuy is perhaps best known for his stunning lithographs. He exhibited regularly at the Salon and in 1833 won a third class medal for his lithography. He produced a wide array of lithographs which varied in subject from historical scenes to architectural views. Yet it was his landscape prints which received the most praise and garnered him his celebrated reputation. This impressive view of Lyon is a fantastic example of Chapuy's talents. The image includes a numbered key at the bottom of the sheet which lists all the principal buildings and monuments in the image and provides their exact location. Benezit. Dictionnaire Critique et Documentaire Des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, Vol. 3, p. 487.

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        Histoire complète et authentique d'Isaac Ahaswerus surnommé le Juif Errant racontée par lui-même à Leipsick, en 1839.

      Paris Les Marchands de nouveautés 1840 - Kl.-8°. Mit Holzschnitt-Umschlags- und Titelvignette, einem ganzseitigen Frontispiz-Holzschnitt und 18 Textillustrationen. 144 S. Orig.-Broschur. Knecht, Le Mythe du juif errant. Esquisse de bibliographie raisonnee (1600 - 1844). S. 115 (1840). - Nicht bei Barbier und Holzmann/Bohatta und in keiner deutschsprachigen Bibliothek. - Sehr selten! - Einband stark berieben, mit starken Randläsuren und etwas fleckig; durchgehend mi kleinen Knickfalten an den Ecken (Eselsohren); Ecken und Kanten stark bestoßen; Name auf dem Vorderdeckel; Spiegel mit alten Verlagsanzeigen beklebt; stellenweise stockfleckig bzw. etwas gebräunt; S. 114 mit kleiner Fehlstelle am unteren Eck (ohne Textverlust); unbeschnittenes Exemplar. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Schloßansicht, "Burg Hohenzollern MDCCCXVIII".

      - kol. Lithographie m. Tonplatte, um 1840, 26,5 x 33,5 Selten! Blick aus einem Flußtal, i. Vgr. ein kleiner Wasserfall, zum Schloß. - Mit einigen alten Knick- und Stauchfalten.

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        Merkwürdige Erscheinung. Mit obrigkeitlicher Genehmigung wird einem hohen Adel und hochverehrten Publikum ... ein in Europa noch nie gesehener Afrikaner von der kriegerischen Nation der Ashantées vorgezeigt. (Unterzeichner:) W. Philadelphia.

      München, ca. 1840.Einblattdruck mit Überschrift in Holzschnitt und typographischem Text. Blattgr.: 25,5 x 41,5 cm. Der hier "ausgestellte" stolze Krieger wird unter dem Namen Hoongoo Rhyhoo dem Publikum präsentiert, was wohl seine Exotik noch erhöhen soll. Tatsächlich hieß er Congori, genannt Thomas Roos. Er scheint 1843 / 44 verstorben zu sein, entsprechend der Akte im Bestand des Preußischen Kulturbesitzes, "Regulierung des Nachlasses des in Iserlohn (Rheinprovinz) verstorbenen Afrikaners...", die auch eine Forderung an den Menageriebesitzer Wolfgang Philadelphia in Amsterdam enthält. - Congori wurde laut des Textes von einem holländischen Schiff unter Kapitän Jansen von Cap Coast nach Amsterdam verbracht; er wird bei der Vorstellung eine Probe seiner Körperkraft ablegen, aber da er "schon einige Zeit mit Europäern Umgang genossen hat, so ist sein Charakter bereits sehr gemildert und von gutmüthiger Art". - Papierbedingt gebräunt. Bücher de

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        HANNOVER. "Hannover vom Lindener Berge". Gesamtansicht, im Vordergrund zwei Kutschen und Spaziergänger.

      - Lithographie von G. Osterwald bei Schroeder, Hannover, um 1840, 23,5 x 33,5 cm. Die seltene Ansicht in einem breitrandigen und sehr gut erhaltenen Exemplar!

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        MÜNCHEN. Gesamtansicht von Nordosten über die Isar, im Vordergrund Student mit langer Pfeife im Gespräch mit biedermeierlichem Paar.

      - Altkol. Lithographie bei G.N. Renner, Nürnberg, um 1840, 20 x 30 cm. Nicht bei Lentner und in Slg. Proebst. - Seltene Ansicht in einem breitrandigen und tadellos erhaltenen Exemplar.

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        Krokodil-Jäger am Nil" originales Ölgemälde auf Papier (alt auf Leinwand montiert) ca.20,5x27cm; um 1840

      - Der Keilrahmen verso mit Etikett-Aufkleber der bekannten Pariser Firma für Malerei-Bedarf "VALLE & BOURNICHE Rue de l'Arbre Sec N.° 3" [Maße im blattvergoldeten Holzrahmen der renommierten Münchner Fachwerkstatt Petzenhammer 31x37,5cm.]

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        Das Königreich Bayern in seinen alterthümlichen, geschichtlichen, artistischen und malerischen Schönheiten, enthaltend in einer Reihe von Stahlstichen die interessantesten Gegenden, Städte, Kirchen, Klöster, Burgen, Bäder und sonstige Baudenkmale mit begleitendem Texte. 3 Bde.

      München G Franz - 1854 1840 - 484 SS.; 1 Bl., 480 SS., 1 Bl.; 2 Bll., 490 SS., 1 Bl. ( 1 Bl. zwischengebunden S. 82 ) mit zusammen 161 (von 180) Stst.- Ansichten, gr.- 8°, HLwd.- Bde. d. Zt. m. farb. Rsch. (Bd. 1 rest.) Andres 152; Lentner 2841; Pfister I, 9. - Mit Ansichten von Altötting, Andechs, Ansbach, Augsburg, Bamberg, Bayreuth, Berchtesgaden, Frauen- und herren - Chiemsee, Deggendorf, Eichstätt, Erlangen, Bad Kissingen, Bad Kreuth, Landsberg, Landshut, Metten, München, Nürnberg, Partenkirchen, Passau, Regensburg, Reichenhall, Schliersee, Schongau, Starnberg, Straubing, Tegernse, Wasserburg, Würzburg und vielen anderen mehr. - Band 1 unter Verwendung des alten Rückens restauriert und mit neuen Vorsätzen versehen. Die Stiche teils weniger, teils stärker stockfleckig, insgesamt aber ein ansehnliches Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sans-Souci ( Sanssouci ): Farblithographie.

      Sacco Berlin Schönes Blatt ohne Erscheinungsjahr ( um 1840 erschienen ). Bei A. Sacco in Berlin verlegt, bei J.Hesse in Berlin gedruckt. Mit Frontalansicht des Schlosses, 2 Schalenbrunnen ( die von Hermann Sello, dem Hofgärtner unter Friedrich Wilhelm IV., zur Kühlung auf der Terrasse angelegt wurden ), im Bildvordergrund 2 biedermeierlich gekleidete Damen, im Bildhintergrund die Flügel der Mühle. Bildggröße 25,5 x 36 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), alt unter Glas und Passepartout gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 50,5 x 56 cm ). Das Blatt gering fleckig, der Rahmen gering bestoßen. Insgesamt guter Zustand. - selten - ( Bitte beachten: Leider kein Versand möglich, weil unter Glas gerahmt - hier bitte Selbstabholung bzw. selbst organisierter Abtransport ). ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Albert, Sanssouci, Sans, Souci, Sans-Souci, Farblithographie, Potsdam, Friedrich der Große, Fridericus Rex, Hohenzollern, Sacco, Hesse, Sello, Hermann Sello, Google

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        [Opp. 18, 59, 74, 95, 127, 130-133, 135]. A very rare complete collection of sets of parts of all of the string quartets in first and early editions

      1 - Op. 18 1tes [-6tes] Quartett... 2 Violinen, Viola und Violoncello... 18tes Werk. Wien: Tobias Haslinger [without plate number] [ca. 1840]. Vl I: 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-12; 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-11; 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-11; 1f. (title), 9; 1f. (title), 9; 1f. (title), 9 pp. Vl II: 9; 8; 9; 8; 8; 8 pp. Va: 9; 7; 8; 8; 8; 8 pp. Vc: 9; 7; 8; 7; 8; 7 pp. Engraved. Kinsky p. 44. Hoboken 2, 96 and 97. "It was to the set of String Quartets, op. 18, that Beethoven turned for the most ambitious single project of his early Vienna years. This set was begun in 1798, composed primarily in 1799 and 1800, and published in 1801 with a dedication to Prince Lobkowitz... All of them essentially accept the usual four-movement structure and all reflect the Viennese Classic style, with an occasional admixture of Italianate melody - perhaps under the influence of Salieri, to whom Beethoven had just dedicated his Sonatas, op. 12." Solomon: Beethoven, p. 101. 2 - Op. 59 [Trois Quatuors pour deux Violons, Alto et Violoncello... Oeuvre 59]. [Vienne: Au Bureau des arts et d'industrie A' Pesth chez Schreyvogel & Comp. [PNs 580, 585, 585] [1808]. Vl I: 2ff. (title, dedication to Count Razumovsky), [1] (blank), 2-13; [1] (blank), 2-11; 10 pp. Vl II: 10; 9; 9 pp. Va: 10; [1] (blank), 2-9; [1] (blank), 2-10 pp. Vc: 10; 9; [1] (blank) 2-9 pp. Engraved. First Edition of the Razumovsky quartets. Kinsky-Halm, p. 141. Dorfmüller, p. 216. Hirsch IV, 299. Hoboken 2, 274. "The string quartets of op. 59 so strained the medium, as it was understood in 1806, that they met with resistance from players and audiences alike... Each quartet was supposed to include a Russian melody, for the benefit of the dedicatee Count Razumovsky, the Russian ambassador in Vienna. Here for the first time may be seen Beethoven's interest in folksong, which was to grow in later years. Folksongs did not much help the first two quartets, but Razumovsky's notion came to superb fruition in the third, where Beethoven gave up the idea of incorporating pre-existing tunes and instead wrote the haunting A minor Andante in what he must have conceived to be a Russian idiom." The New Grove, Vol. 2Vol. 2, p. 383. 3 - Op. 74 Quatuor pour Deux Violons, Viola et Violoncelle composé et dédié à Son Altesse le Prince Regnant de Lobkowitz Duc de Raudnitz... Oeuv. 74. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel [PN] 1609 [1810]. Vl I: [1] (title), [2] (blank), 3-11 pp. Vl II: 7 pp. Vla: 7 pp. Vc: 7 pp. Engraved. First German edition, second issue (distinguished by the presence of "Adagio" at the head of the slow movement in the first issue and "Adagio ma non troppo" in the second). Published very shortly after the Clementi edition (see Del Mar: Beethoven's String Quartets op. 74 op. 95 Critical Commentary, pp. 14-15). Kinsky p. 198; Hirsch IV, 320; Dorfmüller-Weinhold p. 220; Hoboken 2, 333 (all citing the Breitkopf edition as the first). Often referred to as the "harp" quartet; the name derives from the pizzicato effects in the first movement. 4 - Op. 95 Elftes Quartett für zwey Violinen, Bratsche und Violoncelle Seinem Freunde dem Herrn Hofsekretär Nik. Zmeskall von Domanovetz ... 95tes Werk. Wien: S.A. Steiner und Comp. [PN S. et C. 2580] [1816]. Vl. I: 1f. (title, v. blank), [1] (publisher's announcement dated February 1816), 2-9 pp. Vl II: [1] (blank), 2-9 pp. Vla: [1] (blank), 2- 9 pp. Vc: [1] (blank), 2-9 pp. Engraved. First Edition, variant issue (distinguished by the presence of a diminuendo sign in measure 21 and a crescendo sign in measure 22 in the third movement of the second violin part). Del Mar P 1-1/2, p. 17. Kinsky-Halm p. 268. Hirsch IV, 355. Dorfmüller-Weinhold p. 224. Hoboken 2, 409. "The Quartets in Eb and F minor were written about a year apart, then: an appreciable span of time, by Beethoven's earlier standards. But on this occasion, nothing of first importance appears to have occupied him in between. There would seem to be every reason to consider the two quartets together, in the same way that we naturally group together the six quartets, Op. 18, or the three of Op. 59. Indeed, the two share certain technical proclivities - in the attitude toward sonata form, for example, and toward the key sequence of movements - and both exhibit a poise and control that mark a decided advance over the earlier period (or sub-period). Nonetheless, between the two there is a cleavage in aesthetic stance unlike anything that differentiates the "Razumovsky" Quartets from one another. The Eb Quartet is an open, unproblematic, lucid work of consolidation, like some others written at this time. The F minor Quartet is an involved, impassioned, highly idiosyncratic piece, problematic in every one of its movements, advanced in a hundred ways. One work looks backward, perhaps, the other forward. Or to put it better, one work looks outward, the other inward. It would be hard to imagine any composer grouping these antipodes together as a single opus." Kerman: The Beethoven Quartets, p. 156. We would like to thank Dr. Jonathan Del Mar for his kind assistance in the identification of this issue. 5 - Op. 127 Quatuor pour deux Violons, Alto et Violoncelle composé et dédié à Son Altesse Monseigneur le Prince Nicolas Galitzin... Oeuvre 127. Mayence: les fils de B. Schott [PN] 2351 [March 1826]. Vl I: 1f. (title, v. blank), [1] (blank), 2-13 pp. Vl II: [1] (title), 2-12 pp. Va: [1] (title), 2-11 pp. Vc: [1] (title), 2-11 pp. Title lithographed, music engraved. First Edition. Kinsky-Halm p. 385. Hirsch IV, 399. Dorfmüller-Weinhold p. 232. Hoboken 2, 510. Schott also published this work in Paris at about the same time. 6 - Op. 130 Troisième Quatuor pour 2 Violons, Alte & Violoncelle des Quatuors composés et dediés A Son Altesse Monseigneur le Prince Nicolas de Galitzin... Oeuvre 130... Ecrit et piquire par A. Kurka. Vienne: Maths. Artaria [PN M.A. 871] [May 1827]. Vl I: [1] (title), 2-15 pp. Vl II: 13 pp. Va: 11 pp., with manuscript overpaste to page 7 Vc: 11 pp. Engraved throughout. Small oval publisher's blindstamp to lower margins. Binder's holes to inner margin. First Edition, variant issue with music commencing on verso of title to first violin part. Kinsky-Halm p. 395 (describing another printing with blank verso to title). Hirsch IV, 403. Hoboken 2, 516. 7 - Op. 131 Grand Quatuor En Ut dièze mineur pour deux Violons alto et Violoncelle composé et dédié à Son Excellence Monsieur Le Baron de Stutterhiem... Oeuvre 131. Mayence: les fils de B. Schott [PN] 2628 [June 1827]. Vl I: 1f. (title, v. blank), 13 pp. Vl II: [1] (title), 2-13 pp. Va: [1] (title), 2-13 pp. Vc: [1] (title), 2-13 pp. Lithographic titles, music engraved. First Edition. Kinsky-Halm p. 399. Hirsch IV, 405. Dorfmüller-Weinhold p. 233. 8 - Op. 132 Quatuor pour 2 Violons, Alto & Violoncelle Composé & Dédié à Son Altesse Monseigneur le Prince Nicolas de Galitzin... Oeuvre posthume. Oeuv 132. No. 12 des Quatuors. Berlin: Ad. Mt. Schlesinger... Paris: Maurice Schlesinger [PN] 1443 [Sept. 1827]. Vl I: [1] (title), [2]-[3] (blank), 4-19 pp. Vl II: [1] (title), 2-15 pp. Va: [1] (title), 2-15 pp. Vc: [1] (title), 2-15 pp. Engraved throughout. Small oval publisher's stamp to lower corners of title. First Edition. Kinsky-Halm p. 402. Hirsch IV, 407. Dorfmüller-Weinhold p. 233. Hoboken 2, 521. 9 - Op. 133 Grande Fugue tantôt libre, tantôt recherché 2 Violons, Alte & Violoncelle. Dediée avec les plus profonde vénération A Son Altesse Imperiale et Royale Eminentissime Monseigneur le Cardinal Rodolphe... Oeuvre 133. Vienne: Math. Artaria [PN M.A. 877] [May 1827]. Vl I: [1] (title), [2] (blank), 3-10 pp. Vl II: [1] (blank), 9 pp. Va: [1] (blank), 2-9 pp. Vc: [1] (blank), 2-9 pp. Engraved throughout. First Edition. Kinsky-Halm p. 405. Hirsch IV, 409. Dorfmüller-Weinhold p. 234. Hoboken 2, 524. 10 - Op. 135 Quatuor pour 2 Violons Alto & Violoncelle Composé & dédié à son ami Johann Wolfmeier... Oeuvre posthume. Oeuv. 135. No. 17 des Quatuors. Berlin: Ad. Mt. Schlesinger... Paris: Maurice Schlesinger [PN] 1444] [Sept. 1827]. Vl I: 1f. (title, v. blank), [2] (blank), 2-11 pp. Vl II: 1f. (title, v. blank), 9 pp. Va: 1f. (title, v. blank), 9 pp. Vc: [1] (title), 2-8 pp. Engraved throughout. With printed initials "FJ" to lower right corner of title, possibly those of the engraver. First Edition. Kinsky-Halm p. 410. Hirsch IV, 412. Dorfmüller-Weinhold p. 234. Hoboken 2, 528. "[The late period quartets] carry not merely the string quartet but the art of music into new regions. Studies of them and commentaries on them are innumerable; like Hamlet they will never yield up their last secrets or admit of a 'final' solution. They are inexhaustible and all that can be done here is to indicate in what ways they advance the frontiers of the art of music. The first to be completed (in 1824), and the only one published during Beethoven's lifetime, was the E flat, Op. 127. Then came the A minor, Op. 132, and the B flat, Op. 130 (but with the afterwards separated Grosse Fuge, Op. 133, as its finale) (both 1825), the C sharp minor, Op. 131, the F major, Op. 135, and the present finale of Op. 130 (all in 1826). The immediate impulse to their composition may have been given by a commission from another quartet-playing Russian nobleman, the Prince 'von Galitzin' (more accurately 'Golitsïn) to whom Opp. 127, 130, and 132 are dedicated... Beethoven's deafness and consequent spiritual isolation combined with certain specifically musical factors to make many things in the last quartets incomprehensible to contemporaries and not easily comprehensible to later generations." Abraham: The Age of Beethoven 1790-1830, Vol. VIII of The New Oxford History of Music, pp. 295- 296. Four volumes. Folio. 19th century quarter cloth with marbled boards, titling gilt to spines and upper boards. Each part with collection number stamped to upper outer margin throughout. 19th century thematic index to Volume I. With neat performance markings in pencil to first violin parts throughout and occasional additional markings in pencil and red crayon to other parts. Binding slightly worn, rubbed and bumped. Occasional foxing and wear. In very good condition overall. An important collection.

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        L'Imitation de Jésus-Christ par l'abbé de Genoude.

      Pourrat frères, Paris 1840 - Grand in-8 de (2)-416 pp., maroquin rouge, dos lisse orné, cadre losange rectangle sur les plats, chiffre et couronne royale frappés au centre, dentelles sur les chasses et guillochis dorés sur les coupes, garde de moire bleu, tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque). 8 gravures sur acier d'après Rubens, David, Johannot, Thomas, de 12 vignettes sur bois, lettres ornées, fleurons, encadrements. Quelques rousseurs. Bel exemplaire en maroquin rouge, au grand chiffre couronné de Louis-Philippe Ier. Quelques rousseurs. Olivier-Hermal-Roton, 2499, fer n°6 ; Vicaire IV, 484.

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        Die Rheingegenden in malerischen Ansichten von Basel bis Holland, inbegriffen die interessantesten Punke der belgischen Eisenbahmen, in aqua tinta geätzt von L. Weber, Hürlimann, Salathe, Hemely, mit erläuterndem Text von E. Zschokke, und einer Liste der besten Gasthäuser am Rhein.

      Schaffhausen, Ziegler\'sche Buchdruckerei, o. J. [ca. 1840]. 102 (2) S. Mit doppels. gefalteter Aquatintatafel des Rheinfalls, Frontispiz und 27 Tafeln in Aquatinta. Gr.-8°, OPpbd. Lonchamp 3358. - Tafeln teilweise etw. stockfleckig. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        Fort Pierre on the Missouri

      Paris, Coblentz and London, 1840. Aquatint engraving, printed in colours and finished by hand, by Salathé after Bodmer, state with date after English imprint, blindstamp. Cut to within platemark. A highly evocative landscape which, with an echo of the vast Biblical epics of John Martin, captures the vastness of the frontier prairies: the Fort, one of the largest settlements of the American Fur Company, is dwarfed amid the huge expanse that surrounds it. Bodmer recorded this image on 29 April 1834 during the journey back down the Missouri River, on whose banks the Fort stands. The Fort, named for Pierre Chouteau of the American Fur Company, is shown with a neighboring encampment of Sioux Indians. The modern Pierre, South Dakota now stands on the far bank of the river. Karl Bodmer's images show great versatility and technical virtuosity and give us a uniquely accomplished and detailed picture of a previously little understood (and soon to vanish) way of life. Swiss-born Bodmer was engaged by Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867) specifically to provide a record of his travels in North America, principally among the Plains Indians. In the company of David Dreidoppel (Prince Maximilian's servant and hunting companion), their travels in North America were to last from 1832 to 1834. Well-armed with information and advice, the party finally left St.Louis, on the most important stage of their travels, aboard the steamer Yellow Stone on April 10 1833. They proceeded up the treacherous Missouri River along the line of forts established by the American Fur Company. At Bellevue they encountered their first Indians, then went on to make contact with the Sioux tribe, learning of and recording their little known ceremonial dances and powerful pride and dignity. Transferring from the Yellow Stone to another steamer, the Assiniboin, they continued to Fort Clark, visiting there the Mandan, Mintari and Crow tribes, then the Assiniboins at Fort Union, the main base of the American Fur Company. On a necessarily much smaller vessel they journeyed through the extraordinary geological scenery of that section of the Missouri to Fort Mackenzie in Montana, establishing a cautious friendship with the fearsome Blackfeet. From this, the westernmost point reached, it was considered too dangerous to continue and the return journey downstream began. The winter brought its own difficulties and discomforts, but Bodmer was still able to execute numerous studies of villages, dances and especially the people, who were often both intrigued and delighted by his work. The portraits are particularly notable for their capturing of individual personalities, as well as forming a primary account of what was to become virtually lost cultures. Graff 4648; Howes M443a; Pilling 2521; Sabin 47014; Wagner-Camp 76:1.

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        Gesamtans., "Ansicht von Triest".

      - Lithographie ( anonym ) b. F. Werner in Wien, um 1840, 25,5 x 36,5 Nicht bei Nebehay / Wagner

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        De la Démocratie en Amérique

      Paris: Charles Gosselin, 1840. 4 volumes in two, octavo. (8 1/4 x 5 1/8 inches). Final blank at the end of part I, vol.I. 1 folding hand-coloured lithographic map bound at the end of the first volume. (Lacking half titles. and final blank to vol.III, the folding map backed onto silk at an early date). Contemporary light brown calf by Robert Seton of Edinburgh, the covers with border made up from fillets in gilt and blind, the spines in six compartments with raised bands, light brown morocco lettering-pieces in the second compartment, dark brown morocco in the third, the first compartment with Northern Light Board gilt stamp, the others uniformly panelled in gilt, marbled endpapers Provenance: Northern Lighthouse Board (Scotland, binding) A fine set containing the final revised text for both parts of Tocqueville's famous classic: the very rare eighth edition of the first part and the third edition of the second. From the time of its first publication, Democracy in America enjoyed the reputation of being the most acute and perceptive discussion of the political and social life of the United States ever published. This set contains the first publication of Tocqueville's text in its final revised form, since he revised each successive edition of part I from the first through the eighth, and did the same with the first three editions of part II. Beginning with the ninth edition of 1842, the work was issued as a complete uniform edition, and there were no further revisions. The origins of the book lie in the observations Alexis de Tocqueville made during a nine month tour of the United States starting in the spring of 1831. He was accompanied by his friend and fellow student, Gustave de Beaumont, and their original goal was to study the penitentiary system of the United States. After visiting prisons in the East, they undertook a tour of the South as far as New Orleans, ascended the Mississippi, visited the Great Lakes and Canada, and returned via New York. After writing their report on prisons, Tocqueville worked on the first part of Democracy in America in 1833-1834, publishing it in Paris in 1835 to great acclaim. The 1840 second part was equally as successful, the book remained in print throughout the 19th century: there were probably more than fifty editions in English and French published before 1900, besides numerous other translations. Remarkably, it has sustained its appeal generation after generation, as new readers find it speaks to their time with a contemporary voice. Whether perceived as a textbook of American political institutions, an investigation of society and culture, a probing of the psyche of the United States, or a study of the actions of modern democratic society, the book has continued to offer insight and provoke thought since its inception. It has also probably provided commentators and politicians with more quotations than any other work. Clark III:111; cf. Howes T-278 & T-279; cf. Sabin 96060 & 96061; Library of Congress, A Passion for Liberty, Alexis de Tocqueville on Democracy & Revolution (Washington, 1989); Nolla De la Démocratie en Amérique (Paris: 1990) II, pp.334-335.

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        [View of Baltimore, Maryland]

      1840. Oil on canvas, 18 x 24 inches. Titled in shaded red block letters lower center: 'BALTIMORE'. Bearing signature lower right: 'W H Bartlett'. Original canvas and stretcher, in excellent condition. Late 19th-century lightly gilt, beaded and decorated American frame. Provenance: Kennedy Galleries (label); Collection of Edward Eberstadt & Sons. A beautiful and richly coloured painting, offering a romantic image of the city of Baltimore in about 1840 This view of Baltimore, Maryland, and its harbour is based on a steel-engraved print of Baltimore after William Henry Bartlett that was first published in Nathaniel Parker Willis's American Scenery; or land, lake and river illustrations of transatlantic nature (London: 1840, 2 vols.) Baltimore is painted fancifully, with a levantine look found in other American city-scapes by Bartlett (his view of Boston is very similar to this picture), a magnificent white pyramid of shimmering buildings, towers, smokestacks, and statues rising over a quiet harbor, with a few commercial and pleasure craft with sails set. The painting is close in perspective and detail to French marine artist Louis Le Breton's 1840 engraving of Baltimore harbour, which also gives the appearance of a Middle Eastern city. A slightly larger version of the present image of Baltimore is exhibited by the Maryland Historical Society. Bartlett, London-born painter, watercolorist, draftsman, engraver, trained initially under the architect John Britton. His skill as a recorder of both views and architecture was swiftly recognised and from the early 1830s onwards he was travelling abroad almost constantly, recording everything of note and collaborating in the production of a stream of topographical steel-engraved 'view' books. These publications attest to his visits to the Balkans, the Near East and edges of the Orient and of course North America. He visited the Americas four times between 1836 and 1852, travelled extensively in Canada and America, sketching and painting the principal cities and famous scenic vistas. He is perhaps best remembered today for American Scenery and its companion Canadian Scenery (London: 1842, 2 vols.,) containing images drawn during his travels, with text by Nathaniel Parker Willis. Benezit (Grund, 2006), Vol. 1, p.1235; Who was Who in American art? (Madison, Ct.: Soundview Press, 1999), Vol. 1, p.225.

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        Exercices d'Analyse et de Physique Mathematique. I-IV [all published].Paris: Bachelier, 1840-47. First edition.

      Very rare complete set of the second Paris series of Cauchy's <i>Exercices</i>, containing most of his research in the period 1840-1853 (see below), in a wide variety of fields including the theory of differential equations, the wave theory of light, complex function theory, and group theory. All the works contained in these volumes are published here for the first time. [Please inquire for a complete list of the papers in these volumes].<br/><br/> Cauchy was one of the most influential, and also prolific, mathematicians of the nineteenth century, writing more than 800 papers, a total second only to that of Euler. Early in his career Cauchy found that the volume of his research output could not be accommodated in the Memoirs of the Academy (for example, his great work on complex function theory was written in 1814 but not published until 1827). He therefore started to publish his work in what was essentially his own mathematical periodical, the <i>Exercices de Mathématiques</i>, which appeared yearly starting in 1826. This continued until 1830, when Cauchy's quiet academic life was disrupted by the July Revolution of 1830, which replaced Charles X with the Orléans king Louis-Philippe. An ardent Royalist and supporter of the Bourbons, Cauchy refused to swear allegiance to the new monarchy and exiled himself from France, moving to the University of Turin. While there he published most of his work in Italian journals, although several important memoirs appeared in separate lithographed form. In 1833 he was called to Prague, where Charles X had settled, to assist in the education of the crown prince.. "Four volumes, 4to (282 x 222 mm, uncut). Bound in four fine uniform half calf bindings with richly gilt spines. Fully complete with all four half-titles, pp. viii 424; iv 412; 395; 404. Some very light spotting to some leaves. Rare, and particularly so in such good condition. <br/><br/> TOME PREMIER<br/><br/> Mémoire sur les mouvements infiniment petits d'un système de molécules sollicitées par des forces d'attraction ou de répulsion mutuelle, 1<br/><br/> I. Equations d'équilibre et de mouvement d'un système de molécules 1<br/><br/> II. Équations des mouvements infîniments petits d^un système de molécules 3 <br/><br/> III. Mouvements simples 6 <br/><br/> Note sur les sommes formées par l'addition de fonctions semblables des coordonnées de différents points 16 <br/><br/> Note sur la transformation des coordonnées rectangulaires en coordonnées polaires 26 <br/><br/> Note sur l'intégration des équations différentielles des mouvements planétaires. 27<br/><br/> Théorème fondamental 27<br/><br/> Mémoire sur les mouvements infiniment petits de deux systèmes de molécules qui se pénètrent mutuellement 33 <br/><br/> I. Équations d'équilibre et de mouvement de ces deux systèmes 33 <br/><br/> II. Équations des mouvements infiniment petits de deux systèmes de molecuIes qui se pénètrent mutuellement 37 <br/><br/> 111. Mouvements simples 42<br/><br/> Mémoire sur l'intégration des équations linéaires 53 <br/><br/> Considérations générales 53<br/><br/> I. Intégration d'un système d'équations difFéientielles du premier ordre, linéaires et à coefficients constants 56<br/><br/> II. Intégration d'un système d'équations différentielles du premier ordre, linéaires et à coefficients constants, dans le cas où les seconds membres, au lieu de se réduire à zéro, deviennent des fonctions de la variable indépendante 63 <br/><br/> III. Intégration d'un système d'équations différentielles linéaires et à coefficients constants d'un ordre quelconque, le second membre de chaque équation pouvant être ou zéro, ou une fonction de la variable indépendante 67 <br/><br/> IV. Intégration d'un système d'équations linéaires, aux différences partielles, et à coefficients constants, d'un ordre quelconque, le second membre de chaque équation pouvant être ou zéro, ou une fonction des variables indépendantes 76<br/><br/> V. Application des principes exposés dans le paragraphe précédent à l'intégration des équations qui représentent les mouvements infiniment petits de divers points matériels 94<br/><br/> Mémoire sur les mouvements infiniment petits dont les équations présentent une forme indépendante de la direction des trois axes coordonnés, supposés rectangulaires, ou seulement de deux de ces axes 101 <br/><br/> Considérations generales 101<br/><br/> I. Sur quelques théorèmes relatifs à la transformation des coordonnées rectangulaires 102 <br/><br/> II. Condition que doit remplir une fonction de deux ou de trois coordonnées rectangulaires, pour devenir indépendante de la direction des axes coordonnés 107 <br/><br/> III. De la forme que prennent les équations des mouvements infiniment petits d'un système homogène de molécules, dans le cas où ces équations deviennent entièrement indépendantes de la direction des axes coordonnés 115 <br/><br/> IV. De la forme que prennent les équations des mouvements infiniment petits d'un système homogène de m.olécuies, dans le cas où elles deviennent indépendantes de la direction assignée à deux des trois axes coordonnés 120 <br/><br/> V. De la forme que prennent les équations des mouvements infiniment petits de deux systèmes homogènes de molécules qui se pénètrent mutuellement, dans le cas où ces équations deviennent indépendantes de la direction des axes coordonnés ??? <br/><br/> Mémoire sur la réflexion et la réfraction d'un mouvement simple transmis d'un système de molécules à un autre, chacun de ces deux systèmes étant supposé homogène et tellement constitué que la propagation des mouvements infiniment petits s'y effectue en tous sens suivant les mêmes lois 133 <br/><br/> Considérations générales ibid. <br/><br/> I. Équations des mouvements infiniment petits d''un système homogène de molécules. Réduction de ces équations, dans le cas où elles deviennent indépendantes de la direction des axes coordonnés 135 <br/><br/> II. Équations symboliques des mouvements infiniment petits. Mouvements simples ???<br/><br/> III. Sur les perturbations qu'éprouvent les mouvements simples, lorsque les équations des mouvements infiniment petits sont altéi'ées dans le voisinage d'une surface plane 142 <br/><br/> IV. Sur les conditions générales de la coexistence des mouvements simples, que l'on suppose propagés dans deux portions différentes d'un système molé.ulaire, diversement constituées et séparées Tune de l'autre par une surface plane 155 <br/><br/> V. Sur les lois de la réflexion et de la réfraction des mouvements simples dans les milieux isotropes 164 <br/><br/> Mémoire sur la transformation et la réduction des intégrales générales d'un système d'équations linéaires aux différences partielles. ???<br/><br/> Considérations générales, ibid. <br/><br/> I. Sur la réduction de l'équation caractéristique ???<br/><br/> II. Sur la décomposition de la fonction principale ???<br/><br/> III. Transformation de la fonction principale 195 <br/><br/> IV. De la fonction principale qui correspond à une équation caractéristique homogène et du second ordre 20?<br/><br/> V. Application des principes établis dans les paragraphes précédents à l'intégration des équations linéaires qui représentent les mouvements infiniment petits d'un système isotrope. ???<br/><br/> Remarque 211 Mémoire sur les rayons simples qui se propagent dans un système isotrope de molécules, et sur ceux qui se trouvent réfléchis ou réfractés par la surface de séparation de deux semblables systèmes, 212 <br/><br/> I. Rayons simples. Polarisation de ces rayons ibid. <br/><br/> II. Rayons réfléchis ou réfractés par la surface de séparation de deux milieux isotropes 224 <br/><br/> III. Sur les deux espèces de mouvements simples qui, dans un milieu isotrope, peuvent se propager sans s'affaiblir, 238 <br/><br/> IV. Des milieux dont les surfaces de séparation polarisent, suivant le plan d'incidence, les rayons réfléchis sous un certain angle 243 <br/><br/> Sur les relations qui existent entre l'azimut et l'anomalie d'un rayon simple doué de la polarisation elliptique 260 <br/><br/> Considérations nouvelles sur la théorie des suites et sur les lois de leur convergence, 269 <br/><br/> I. Développement des fonctions en séries convergentes. Règle sur la convergence de ces développements, et limites des restes 270 <br/><br/> II. Développement des fonctions implicites. Formule de Lagrange 279 <br/><br/> Mémoire sur les deux espèces d'ondes planes qui peuvent se propager dans un système isotrope de points matériels 288 <br/><br/> Considérations générales 288 <br/><br/> I. Vibrations transversales ou longitudinales des molécules, dans un système isotrope 292 <br/><br/> II. Sur la relation qui existe, dans les vibrations tranversales d'un système isotrope de molécules, entre la longueur des ondulations et la vitesse de propagation des ondes planes. . . . 3i3 <br/><br/> III. Sur la dispersion des couleurs dans le vide 319 <br/><br/> Mémoire sur l'intégration des équations différentielles 327 <br/><br/> Mémoire sur l'élimination d'une variable entre deux équations algébriques 385 <br/><br/> Considérations générales ibid. <br/><br/> l. Méthodes d'élimination , de Bezout et d'Euler 388 <br/><br/> II. Méthode abrégée de Bezout 393 <br/><br/> III. Usage des fonctions symétriques dans la théorie de l'élimination 397 <br/><br/> TOME II. <br/><br/> Mémoire sur la résolution des équations indéterminées du premier degré en nombres entiers 1<br/><br/> Table pour la détermination de l'indicateur maximum I correspondant à un module donné n. . . 36 <br/><br/> Résumé d'un Mémoire sur la Mécanique céleste et sur un nouveau calcul appelé calcul des limites 4?<br/><br/> Formules pour le développement des fonctions en séries 50 <br/><br/> Mémoire sur la nature et les propriétés des racines d'une équation qui renferme un paramètre variable 109 <br/><br/> I. Considérations générales 111<br/><br/> II. Sur les racines des équations de la forme t=vs(x) 128 <br/><br/> Note sur quelques théorèmes d'algèbre 187 <br/><br/> Note sur les diverses suites que l'on peut former avec des termes donnés 145 <br/><br/> Mémoire sur les fonctions alternées et sur les sommes alternées 151<br/><br/> Mémoire sur les sommes alternées connues sous le nom de résultantes 160 <br/><br/> Mémoire sur les fonctions différentielles alternées 177 <br/><br/> I. Considérations générales 177 <br/><br/> II. Exemples 182 <br/><br/> Mémoire sur le rapport différentiel de deux grandeurs qui varient simultanément 188 <br/><br/> I. Définition et propriétés générales des rapports différentiels 188 <br/><br/> II. Sur les grandeurs proportionnelles 215 <br/><br/> Note sur la nature des problèmes que présente le calcul intégral 280 <br/><br/> Mémoire sur l'intégration des équations aux dérivées partielles du premier ordre. 238 <br/><br/> I. Recherche de l'intégrale générale d'une équation aux dérivées partielles du premier ordre 241 <br/><br/> IL Sur une formule de laquelle on déduit à volonté ou l'intégrale générale d'une équation aux dérivées partielles du premier ordre, ou une intégrale particulière qui renferme des constantes arbitraires dont le nombre est précisément celui des variables indépendantes. . 261<br/><br/> Mémoire sur divers théorèmes relatifs à la transformation des coordonnées rectangulaires 273 <br/><br/> I. Équations fondamentales 273 II. Conséquences diverses des formules obtenues dans le premier paragraphe. . . 279 Note sur quelques théorèmes relatifs à des sommes d'exponentielles 287 Note sur quelques propriétés des intégrales définies simples ou multiples 292 Mémoire sur les dilatations, les condensations et les rotations produites par un changement de forme dans un système de points matériels 302 I. Formules générales relatives au changement de forme que peut subir un système de points matériels 303 II. Formules relatives aux changements de forme infiniment petits que peut subir un système de points matériels. 318 Recherches sur les intégrales des équations linéaires aux dérivées partielles. 331 I. Sur quelques propriétés générales des intégrales qui vérifient les équations linéaires aux dérivées partielles et à coefficients constants 331 II. Sur quelques propriétés remarquables des équations homogènes et de leurs intégrales 337 III. Sur une transformation remarquable des équations homogènes, et de quel- ques autres 342 IV. Sur une transformation remarquable de l'équation aux dérivées partielles qui représente l'équilibre des températures dans un cylindre de forme quelconque. . 346 § V. Sur une certaine classe d'équations linéaires aux dérivées partielles 349 Mémoire sur la théorie des intégrales définies singulières appliquée générale- ment à la détermination des intégrales définies, et en particulier à l'évaluation des intégrales eulériennes 358 I. Formules générales 361 II. Sur la sommation des puissances négatives semblables des divers termes d'un progression arithmétique 374 III. Sur les intégrales eulériennes 378 IV. Sur le développement de 1 T{n) en série convergente, et sur la formule de Stirling 386 V. Recherches des équations linéaires qui vérifient les valeurs diverses de I r (n). 398 TOME III. Memoire sur 1'analyse infinitesimale 5 PRELIMINAIRES. Considerations generales ibid. I. Notations t> II. Sur la continuite des fonctions, de leurs derivees et de leurs differentielles. Proprietes diverses des differentielles 17 III. Formules generales pour la differentiation des fonctions d une ou de plusieurs variables 28 IV. Proprietes des differentielles et des fonctions derivees des divers ordres. . 3? V. Sur 1'analyse des caracteristiques, 36 Memoire sur le calcul des variations 50 PRELIMINAIRES. Considerations generales ib . I. Definitions. Notations 52 II. Sur la continuite des fonctions et de leurs variations. Proprietes generales des variations de plusieurs variables ou fonctions liees entre elles par des equations connues, 69 III. Formules generales, propres a fournir les variations des fonctious d une ou de plusieurs variables 70 IV. Proprietes des variations des divers ordres 76 V. Sur la variation d'une integrale definie simple ou multiple 81 VI. Sur les diverses formes que peut prendre la variation d une integrale definie simple ou multiple VII. Comparaison des formules etablies dans les troisieme et quatrieme para- graphes. Differentiation d une integrale multiple, relativement a une variable distincte de celles auxquelles se rapportent les integrations 99 VIII. Sur la variation partielle qui, pour une integrale definie, simple ou mul tiple , correspond aux variations propres des fonctions renfermees sous le signey. 106 IX. Sur les reductions que Ton peut effectuer, a 1'aide d'integrations par parties, dans les variations d'une integrale definie , simple ou multiple 109 Sur le mouvement de rotation variable d uii point qui represeiite, dans un plandonne, la projection d un autre point done, dans 1 espace, d un mouvement de rotation uniforme autour d'un certain axe ??? Note sur un theoreme de geometrie analytique 18?? Note sur quelques propositions relatives a la tbeorie des nombres ??? Memoire surles arrangements que ton peut former avec des lettres donnees, et sur les permutations ou substitutions a 1'aide desquelles on passe d'un arrangement a un autre 151 I. Considerations generates II. Extension des notations adoptees dans le premier paragraphe. Substitutions semblables entre elles ??? III. Sur les diverses formes que peut revetir une meme substitution , et sur le nombre des substitutions semblables a une substitution donnee 170 IV. Resolution de l'equation lineaire et symbolique par laquelle se trouvent liees 1'une a 1'autre deux substitutions semblables entre elles 174 V. Sur les facteurs primitifs d'une substitution donnee 179 VI. Sur les derivees d'une ou de plusieurs substitutions, et sur les systemes de substitutions conjuguees 183 VII. Sur les systemes de substitutions primitives et conjuguees 100 VIII. Sur les diverses puissances d'une meme substitution 201 IX. Des substitutions permutables entre elles 210 X. Sur les systemes de substitutions permutables entre eux 226 XI. Des substitutions arithmetiques et des substitutions geometriques 282 XII. Sur diverses proprietes remarquables des systemes de substitutions con juguees 244 Memoire sur les lignes qui divisent en parties egales les angles formes par deux droites, et sur la rotation d'une droite mobile dans 1'espace 253 I. Sur les lignes qui divisent en parties egales les angles formes par deux droites. ib. II. Sur la rotation d'une droite mobile dans 1'espace 25? III. Modules de rotation d'une droite mobile qui s'appuie constamment sur une courbe donnee 267 Memoire sur quelques proprietes des resultantes a deux termes 274 I. Formules analytiques II. Interpretations geometriques de plusieurs formules etablies dans le premier paragraphe ??? Memoire sur la theorie des projections ortbogonales 305 I. Considerations generates II. Sur les relations qui existent entre les cosinus et sinus des angles que forment 1'une avec 1'autre trois droites paralleles a un meme plan 312 III. Sur la resolution des triangles rectilignes 313 IV. Sur la trigonometrie spherique 3?? V. Sur la reduction de la trigonometric spherique a la trigonometric rectiligne. 335 VI. Sur les relations qui existent entre les systemes de coordonnees rectilignes relatives a deux systemes d axes conjugues 33? VII. Sur la transformation des coordonnees rectilignes en d'autres coordonnees de meme espece 353 Memoire sur les fonctions de variables imaginaires 361 I. Des expressions imaginaires, de leurs arguments et de leurs modules ib. II. Des variables imaginaires 365 III. Sur les fonctions de variables imaginaires, et sur celles de ces fonctions que L'on nomme entieres on rationnelles 366 IV. Sur les fonctions algebriques et irrationnelles de variables imaginaires 3?? V. Sur les fonctions exponentielles, trigonometriques et logarithmiques de variables imaginaires 377 Note sur les modules des series 388 TOME IV. Memoire sur les resultantes que Ton peut former, soil avec los cosinus des angles compris entre deux systemes d axes, soil avec les coordonnees de deux ou trois points. 5 I. Des mouvements de rotation directs et retrogrades ib. II. Sur les resultantes formees avec les cosinus des angles compris entre deux systemes d axes ?? III. Determination de la resultante construite avec les cosinus des angles que des axes quelconques forment avec d autres axes perpentliculaires entre eux 20 IV. Determination de la resultante construite avec les cosinus des angles que des axes donnes forment avec d'autres axes rectangulaires ou obliques 34 V. Sur les resultantes formees avec les coordonnees rectangulaires ou obliques de deux ou trois points 52 VI. Des conditions sous lesquelles les resultantes considerees dans les paragraphes precedents s'evanouissent 67 VII. Sur les relations qui existent entre les coefficients des variables dans les deux especes d equations a 1'aide desquelles on passe d un premier systeme de coordonnees rectilignes a un second , et reciproquement 76 Memoire sur la theorie des equivalences ajgebriques, substitute a la theorie des imaginaires . 87 PRELIMINAIRES ib. I. Sur les equivalences arithmetiques et algebriques 88 II. Substitution des equivalences algebriques aux equations imaginaires 94 III. Usage des equivalences algebriques dans la trigonometric et dans 1'analyse des sections angulaires 97 IV. Sur les modules et les arguments des binomes de la forme a + 6t . ...... 100 V. Sur la substitution des racines des equivalences algebriques aux racines imaginaires des equations 107 Memoire sur les progressions des divers orders 111 I. Considerations generales 112 II. Sur les modules et sur les conditions de convergence des progressions geometriques des divers ordres 115 III. Proprietes remarquables des progressions geometriques des divers ordros. . 121 Memoire sur le changement des variables dans les integrales 128 I. Considerations generales . ib. II. Application diverses des principes exposes dans le premier paragraphe . . . 136 Memoire sur les valeurs moyennes des fonctions d'une ou de plusieurs variables 145 Note sur 1'emploi des theoremes relatifs aux valeurs moyennes des fonctions dans 1'integration des equations differentielles et aux derivees partielles 153 Memoire sur les quantites geometriques 157 I. Definitions , notations 158 II. Sommes, produits et puissances entieres des quantites geometriques. .... 159 III. Differences, quotients et racines des quantites geometriques 164 IV. Fonctions entieres. Equations algebriques 167 V. Sur la resolution des equations algebriques 171 Methode nouvelle pour la resolution des equations algebriques 181 Addition an Memoire precedent . . 188 Sur quelques definitions generalement adoptees en arithmetique et en algebre 191 Sur quelques theoremes concernant les moyennes arithmetiqu.es et geometriques, les progressions, etc 201 I. Notions relatives aux moyennes arithmetiques et geometriques ib. II. Sur les progressions geometriques, et sur les moyennes arithmetiques entre leurs termes ib. III. Sur les progressions arithmetiques, et sur les moyennes geometriques entre leurs termes. 204 IV. Consequences diverses des principes etablis dans les paragraphes precedents. 209 Sur la quantite geometrique i i , et sur la reduction d'une quantite geometrique quelconque a la forme x +iy 213 Sur les avantages que presente 1'emploi des quantites geometriques dans la trigonometrie rcctiligne 220 Sur les fonctions entieres d'un degre infini, et en particulier sur les exponentielles. . . . 282 I. Considerations generales ib. II. Sur les fonctions entieres d'un degre infini ib. III. Sur la limite vers laquelle converge, pour des valeurs croissantes de w, 1'expression (14 ) . . 235 IV. Sur les exponentielles , ... 23? V. Proprietes diverses des exponentielles 242 VI. Sur les exponentielles trigonometriques 244 Sur les divers logarithmes d'une quantite geometrique 247 Sur les puissances ou exponentielles dont les exposants et les bases sont des quanlites geometriques 255 Sur les arguments de deux quantites geometriques dont la somme on le produit est quantite algebrique positive 260 l. Sur les arguments de deux quantites geometriques dont la somme est algebrique et positive ??? II, Sur les arguments de deux quantites geometriques dont le produit est algebrique et positif 264 Sur 1'argument principal d'une quantite geometrique. Formules diverses servant a ex- primer 1'argument principal d'une quantite geometrique en fonction de la partie algebrique et du coefficient de i . . . . 266 Sur les valeurs generales des expressions sin z, cos z, sec z, cosec z , tangs, cot z... 272 Sur les valeurs generales des expressions arc tang z, arc cotz, arc sin z, arc cos z, arc sec z , arc cosec z 280 I. Formules qui determinent ces valeurs et les font dependre des logarithmes principaux de certaines quantites geometriques ib. II. Sur les quantites geometriques arctang z, arccot z, arc sin z , arcos z, arc sec z, arc cosec z, considerees comme fonctions inverses 282 III. Sur les formules qui mettent en evidence la partie algebrique et le coefficient de i, dans chacune des expressions arc tang z, arc cot z, arc sin z, etc. 285 IV. Sur certaines valeurs singulieres des expressions arc tang z, arccot z, arc sin z , etc 291 Sur les divers arcs qui ont pour sinus ou cosinus, pour tangente on cotangente, pour secante ou cosecante, une quantite geometrique donnee 299 I. Sur les diverses racines des equations sin z= 0, cos z = 0 300 II. Sur les diverses racines des equations sin w = z, cos w=z 301 III. Sur les diverses racines des equations tang w = z, cot w = z 303 IV. Sur les diverses racines des equations sec w = z, cosec w = z 306 V. Resume 307 Sur les fonctions des quantites geometriques 308 Sur les fonctions continues de quantites algebriques ou geometriques 314 I. Considerations generales. ib. II. Sur les fonctions continues de quantites algebriques ib. III. Sur les fonctions continues de quantites geometriques 320 Sur les differentielles de quantites algebriques ou geometriques, et sur les dcrivees des fonctions de ces quantites 33? I. Sur les differentielles de quantites algebriques ou geometriques . . ib. II. Sur les derivees des fonctions de quantites algebriques 338 III. Sur les derivees des fonctions de quantites geometriques 342 Sur la differentiation des fonctions explicites ou implicates d une ou plusieurs quantites geometriques . 348 Memoire sur les clefs algebriques 356 I. Considerations generates. Notations ib. II. Decomposition des sommes alternees, connues sons le nom de resultantes, en facteurs symboliques 358 HI. Transmutations geometriques et homogenes. Transmutations et clefs anastrophiques 364 IV. Sur les fonctions representees par des produits symboliques de clefs anastrophiques 374 V. Methodes diverses pour la determination des resultantes algebriques 388 VI. Usage des clefs anastrophiques dans 1'elmination 394 "

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        Wanderungen durch Thüringen. Angebunden: Wanderungen durch den Harz. 2 Bde. in 1 Bd.

      Leipzig Wigand 1840 - 291 SS.; 256 SS. mit jeweils 30 Stst.- Taf., gr. 8°, GLwd. d. Zt. mit Rücken- u. Deckelvergoldung. Hoff-Budde, S. 2999 ff. - Das malerische u. romantische Deutschland, Bd. IV und V. - Bd. 1. mit Ansichten v. Blankenburg, Dornburg, Erfurt, Jena, Naumburg, Salzungen, Schleusingen, Wartburg, Weimar, Memleben, Kyffhäuser, Wartburg, Saalfeld, Gleichen, Gotha u.a. - Bd. 2 mit Ansichten aus dem Harz, darunter Brocken, Claustal, Goslar, Bad Harzburg, Quedlinburg usw. - Teilw. stockfleckig.

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

      London: Richard Bentley 8vo. 2 vols. I: [6], v, [3], 338, [2] pp. with inserted extra-engraved title (a proof before letters), numbered colophon leaf, engraved title, and six etched plates; II: vii, [3], 288 pp. with engraved title and seven etched plates.. 1840 & 1842 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. Bindings a bit darkened and slightly discolored at extremities, light rubbing to joints, some foxing to the prelims of the first volume, with an old tide-mark in the lower gutter areas of the plates; a tipped-in bookseller's description in the first volume. => A very good, very interesting example of a very rare thing.

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