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        Greece, Pictorial, Descriptive, and Historical

      London: Wm. S. Orr & Co., , 1840. With upwards of Three Hundred and Fifty Engravings on Wood and Twenty-Eight on Steel, illustrative if the Scenery, Architecture, and Costume of that Country, by Copley Fielding, F. Creswick, D. Cox, Jun., Harvey, Paul Huet, Meissonier, Sargent, Daubigny, Jaques, and other Artists. Quarto. (248 × 169 mm). Twentieth-century royal blue three-quarter morocco on marbled boards by Whitman Bennett, title gilt to spine, raised bands, dotted roll, single rule panels to the compartments with attractive urn and wreath devices, single rules to spine and corner edges, top edge gilt, the others uncut, marbled endpapers. Vignette half-title, 25 steel-engraved plates, 2 maps, numerous wood-engraved vignettes and illustrations to the text, bound with the original printed tissue-guards. Somewhat rubbed on the edges, and the head-cap chipped, but remains attractive, and internally very clean and bright, with just the occasional spot of foxing and off-set solely to the guards. Contemporary gift inscription to the title page from Charles James Willoughby to Henry Seymour, on his "20th birthday" in 1845. First issued in "about Twelve Monthly Parts, each containing two large, and highly-finished Landscapes, engraved on Steel" (publisher's ad in the Quarterly Review, January 1839). This the first book issue, the preface dated in November 1839, and the title page 1840. A second edition was published in 1844. Nephew of the poet, Wordsworth was educated at Harrow and Trinity, Cambridge where he excelled in classics: in 1830 "he won the first chancellor's medal for classical studies and was immediately elected a fellow of Trinity and subsequently an assistant college tutor" (ODNB). He travelled extensively in Italy and Greece "and made his mark in the field of inscriptions and exploration: in 1832 he went to Paestum and to Pompeii, where he was the first to decipher the graffiti... During a prolonged visit to Greece and the Ionian Islands he made a conjecture as to the site of Dodona which was later corroborated. He was the first Englishman to be presented to King Otho. Passing over the heights of Mount Parnes in deep snow, he and his party were attacked by brigands; Wordsworth was injured in the shoulder by a stiletto, but managed to escape capture." This was the most popular of the "two books of a pictorial and descriptive kind" that he published on his return. Wordsworth was later Bishop of Lincoln and a noted Anglican theologian.

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        Minutes of the Committee of Council on Education with Appendices and Plans of School-Houses

      W. Clownes, London 1840 - VG copy of original pebble grain cloth with new spine with gilt lettering, minutes and plans, 1839-40, 16 fold-out lithographed drawings, bp of f/o on pastedown. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Bibel-Historia, mailme sivnedume rejast Moses jabmem ragjai, bibel jeças saniguim muittaluvvum; ja 22 David psalmak. N. V. Stokflethast.

      (Christiania) Kristianiast 1840. 8vo. 360 s. Samt. enkelt skinnbd, slitt i falser og kapitél. Papir tittelfelt. Rester av Bibliotekslomme på forsats. Pen materie.. "Den Theologiske Forening fra Pastor Stockfleth"

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        [French manuscript classical atlas:] "Atlas pour le cours de Géographie et d'Histoire ancienne pendant l'année Scolaire 1840. Avec le Sommaire de chaque leçon

      1840. Landscape quarto (222 × 290 mm). Contemporary burgundy pebble-grained morocco, title direct to the spine which is decorated in "Rocaille" style with repeated foliate arabesques, floral and bird tools, both boards with double fillet - wide/narrow - gilt panel enclosing an elaborate decorative panel similarly composed to the spine decoration with numerous flamboyant large foliate arabesques, all edges gilt, broad swagged roll gilt to the turn-ins, hand-finished floral-sprigged black surface-paper endpapers 36-leaf manuscript with title-page vignette of an oak and laurel wreath in black and sepia, and 6 other vignettes, 8 detailed full-page maps finished in colours, and 4 full-page watercolour illustrations en grisaille, accompanying text in a neat calligraphic hand. A little light shelf-wear, some discolouration at the gutter of the front and rear blanks, one front free endpaper somewhat creased, the text a little browned, but otherwise clean, a well-finished and handsomely-presented example. Essentially a painstakingly completed school exercise, which has resulted in the creation of a highly attractive atlas to accompany a course in ancient history, covering the period from the Assyrian Empire to the demise of Alexander's Empire in eight maps, each of them accompanied by a brief explanatory text. Individual maps include Egypt and Arabia; the Assyrian and Persian Empires; Asia Minor; Greece, the Greek Colonies; and the Expeditions of Alexander. There are also full page watercolours of the Parthenon and the Hephaestion, or Temple of Theseus, in Athens. The setting of such tasks was a relatively common practice in the early 19th century, but it was very rare indeed for the result to be such a highly finished and assured piece, here bound with commensurate care.

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        Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company, letter including condensed balance sheet, August 1840, requesting funds for track completion

      1840.. Ephemera. Very good overall. This letter, from treasurer Samuel Bradford to Messrs. Thomson Hankey & Co., documents a time before The Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company became one of the most prosperous corporations of its era. Dated August 1840, the letter requests further finance from the London bank as the company seeks to complete work on their track that year. Included in the letter for the bank's consideration is a condensed ledger of the company's finances at the time. Thus we find a detailed look at the financial work involved in the production of the original 93 mile stretch of track at a critical period in the company's emergence. Chartered in 1833, Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company was one of the first railroad companies in the U.S., and functioned its way into a prominence which lasted for decades. They grew by purchasing neighboring lines and the eventually the anthracite they were initially shipping. Mr. Bradford's personal stamp (S. B.) is present. Attempting to sell bonds to raise money for iron, Mr. Bradford states that when the public sees the track's excellence, the company and bank will have no problem raising any amount of funds, and capitalists will wonder why they didn't invest in 1939. Further, Bradford mentions the company battling libel from Schuylkill Navigation and Lehigh Company. 4pp, 9x11", with old folds. A closed tear in one margin just into text, with small triangle missing from margin. Mailed via the Steamer President from N York September to London, stamped "Liverpool SHM letter, date stamp 30 SP 30 1840, paid stamp, sml wax seal. Dusty on one fold, another sml closed tear repaired.

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        HEIDELBERG. Blick von der alten Brücke auf die Altstadt, links das Schloß und rechts der Turm der Heiliggeistkirche. Mit reicher figürlicher Staffage: Studenten, Spaziergänger, Kinder, eine Bettlerin sowie Landleute mit ihrem Heuwagen.

      - Aquarell und Gouache von Nicolas Marie Joseph Chapuy, um 1840, 56,5 x 77 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. VI, S. 382; vgl. Heidelberg im Wandel der Zeit Nr. 136; nicht bei Schefold. - Der Pariser Zeichner, Lithograph und Architekt Chapuy (1790 - 1858) war einer der fruchtbarsten Künstler seiner Zeit. Er schuf die Vorlagen für zahlreiche große Reise- und Ansichtenwerke über den Orient, Spanien, Frankreich aber auch Deutschland. - Voll ausgeführtes, großformatiges Aquarell von intensiver Farbgebung und beeindruckender Lichtführung. Als Vorlage für die Lithographie (29 x 41,5 cm) von Bichebois und Bayot (nicht bei Schefold) sowie einen Aquatintastich "Heidelberg von der Brüke aus" geschaffen. Die Aquatinta (liegt bei) wurde von Weber gestochen und bei L. Meder in Heidelberg verlegt. Das Format ist hier auf 14 x 20,5 cm verkleinert, die Staffage stark reduziert.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Les Français peints par eux-mêmes EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Léon Curmer, 1840. Fine. Léon Curmer, Paris 1840-1842, 18x26,5cm, 9 volumes reliés. - Edition consists of five volumes on Paris, three of the Province and the colonies and Prism bonus given to subscribers, and often missing. Bound in half roan cherry back with four nerves adorned parts of title and volume number of black sheepskin, caissons, nets and small floral florets gilt initials "NM" golden tail, all marbled edges. A head cover and spine lightly rubbed. Famous gallery of portraits engraved on wood social classes of the nineteenth century made by the greatest artists of the time: Gavarni, Daumier, Delacroix, Grandville, Johannot, Bellangé, Charlet, Daubigny, Vernet, Isabey, Lami, Meissonier, Monnier, Traviès, etc.. The portraits are accompanied by original contributions of the most famous Romantic writers including: Balzac, Nodier, Gautier, Nerval, Gozlan, Janin, Karr, etc.. Many foxing, two angular tears without loss. The famous editor Leon Curmer was to design, publishing its French, to achieve a "legal encyclopedia that summarizes the whole society." Successful bet, since managed to raise almost three hundred kinds. Rare and complete copy wide-margined of one of the masterpieces of work illustrated book romantic, although complete map of France in 395 colors and prints in black (including the famous Napoleon on horseback) and seven frontispieces . --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale constituée des cinq tomes concernant Paris, des trois sur la Province et les colonies et du Prisme, donné en prime aux souscripteurs, et assez souvent manquant. Reliure en demi-basane cerise, dos à quatre nerfs ornés de pièces de titre et de tomaison de basane noire, de caissons, filets et petits fleurons floraux dorés, initiales "N.M." dorées en queue, toutes tranches marbrées. Une coiffe de tête et dos légèrement frottés. Célèbre galerie de portraits gravés sur bois des classes sociales du XIXème siècle réalisés par les plus grands artistes de l'époque : Gavarni, Daumier, Delacroix, Grandville, Johannot, Bellangé, Charlet, Daubigny, Vernet, Isabey, Lami, Meissonnier, Monnier, Traviès, etc.Les portraits sont tous accompagnés de contributions originales des plus fameux auteurs romantiques dont : Balzac, Nodier, Gautier, Nerval, Gozlan, Janin, Karr, etc. Nombreuses rousseurs, deux déchirures angulaires sans manque.Le célèbre éditeur Léon Curmer avait pour dessein, en publiant ses Français, de réaliser une "encyclopédie morale qui résume toute la société". Pari réussi, puisqu'il parvint à réunir près de trois cents types. Rare exemplaire complet et à toutes marges de l'un des chefs-oeuvre du livre illustré romantique, bien complet de la carte de France en couleurs et des 395 gravures en noir (dont la fameuse de Napoléon à cheval), ainsi que des sept frontispices.

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        MASTER HUMPHREY' S CLOCK ( VOLUME I & II)

      Chapman and Hall 1840 - Chapman & Hall 1840 + 1841, 1st edition. Very Good. 3 vols in 2 complete volumes. Volume I - dated 1840, pages 1- 306 ( end of Vol 1 as stated) chapters 1- 37. Then chapters 38-72 plus chapter the last, page 1-228, all under the title of Master Humphrey's Clock, with chapter titles including The Old Curiosity Shop. Physical Volume II, 1841, begins on page 229 - 305 chapter the first to chapter 12, under the title Barnaby Rudge, and at the end of Page 306 it is written End of Vol. II. Chapter 13-81 page 1-426, Barnaby Rudge completes this volume. Leather spine to 1 inch on each of the cover boards. Gilt lettering and decor on the leather. Corner of boards also leather with gilt decor. 3/4 of the cover boards are buckram. All black in color. Marbled inside covers and marbled page edges. There is edge wear, and corner wear. Previous owners name on inside FEP on both volumes. Some foxing, but really not much. Both volumes illustrated by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne. Blank white first page is missing in volume 1, and the spine is weakening at this point but the remainder of this volume, the pages are tight. Volume II pages are tight and no pages missing. There are many beautiful B&W illustrations. The is a exceptional addition for its age to any book collectors library. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Master Humphrey's Clock

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1840-41. 3 volumes bound in one, octavo (246 × 156 mm). Contemporary red half morocco, marbled sides, decorative gilt spine, marbled edges and endpapers. Wood-engravings throughout after George Cattermole and H. K. Browne. Bound without the title pages to volumes II and III. First edition. An attractively bound copy

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        French manuscript classical atlas:] "Atlas pour le cours de Géographie et d'Histoire ancienne pendant l'année Scolaire 1840. Avec le Sommaire de chaque leçon."

      1840 1840 - Landscape quarto (222 × 290 mm). Contemporary burgundy pebble-grained morocco, title direct to the spine which is decorated in "Rocaille" style with repeated foliate arabesques, floral and bird tools, both boards with double fillet - wide/narrow - gilt panel enclosing an elaborate decorative panel similarly composed to the spine decoration with numerous flamboyant large foliate arabesques, all edges gilt, broad swagged roll gilt to the turn-ins, hand-finished floral-sprigged black surface-paper endpapers A little light shelf-wear, some discolouration at the gutter of the front and rear blanks, one front free endpaper somewhat creased, the text a little browned, but otherwise clean, a well-finished and handsomely-presented example. 36-leaf manuscript with title-page vignette of an oak and laurel wreath in black and sepia, and 6 other vignettes, 8 detailed full-page maps finished in colours, and 4 full-page watercolour illustrations en grisaille, accompanying text in a neat calligraphic hand. Essentially a painstakingly completed school exercise, which has resulted in the creation of a highly attractive atlas to accompany a course in ancient history, covering the period from the Assyrian Empire to the demise of Alexander's Empire in eight maps, each of them accompanied by a brief explanatory text. Individual maps include Egypt and Arabia; the Assyrian and Persian Empires; Asia Minor; Greece, the Greek Colonies; and the Expeditions of Alexander. There are also full page watercolours of the Parthenon and the Hephaestion, or Temple of Theseus, in Athens. The setting of such tasks was a relatively common practice in the early 19th century, but it was very rare indeed for the result to be such a highly finished and assured piece, here bound with commensurate care.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Travels in Madeira, Sierra Leone, Teneriffe

      London, England: George Routledge, 1840. Stated second edition. Printed by G. Norman, Covent-Garden, London. Contemporary full-leather binding in medium brown polished calf, with crisp gilt-stamped rules to the boards, brown-stamped arabesque borders, and with elaborate gilt-stamped design to the hubbed spine, the spine with a red morocco title label. Some rubbing to the hubs of the age-faded spine. Gently abraded spine head and tail and with moderate rubbing along the hinges. All corners scuffed and the lower corners bumped. Some light scuffing and spotting to the rear board but on the whole a clean and presentable binding. Gutters/hinges appear strong, feel just slightly tender. Text block firmly bound in. 8.5 x 5.5 inches. All page edges marbled, attractive if somewhat faded. With handsome marbled paper pastedowns and FEPs. x and 491 numbered pages. With six plates or "embellishments", including an aquatint frontispiece portrait of the author, four full-page lithographic plates, and a large oblong pull-out lithographic illustration. The frontispiece portrait is lightly foxed and with light off-setting to the opposite title page. The pull-out plate, "The Settlement of Clarence," is heavily foxed. Other plates generally clean or with marginal spotting. Handsome 19th century armorial bookplate of Sir John Marjoribanks, 3rd Baronet of Lees, Coldstream, Berwickshire, Scotland. The bookplate with the legend, "Advance with courage," and with adaptation from family crest of lion's paw erect and erased grasping a spear in bend sinister all proper. First blank FEP with the inscription in a very neat ink hand, "To Sir. J. Marjoribanksfrom his sincere friend, C. Cunliffe, on his leaving Eton, Easter 1848." Else a very clean copy and still rather tight. A Very Good Minus copy. Extremely scarce in any condition. According to ABPC there have been no copies of this title at auction in at least 30 years. First edition under this title, actually a reprint of Volume 1 of Holman's Voyage Around the World (1834). The author's advertisement states that this was meant to be the first of a four volume series. "It is necessary to observe that this Work is designed to extend to Four Volumes..." James Holman (1786 - 1857), known as the "Blind Traveler," was a British adventurer, author and social observer, best known for his writings on his extensive travels. It is said that in 1832, Holman became the first blind person to circumnavigate the globe. John Marjoribanks, born 1830, BA 1851, MA 1853, married 1858. College: Eton, Ch. Ch. Oxon. Clubs: Carlton, Fine Arts, Burlington, Scottish Conservative. Hon. Col. 4th Vol. Batn., Royal Scots (Lothian Regt.). Sources: Wikipedia; Great Landowners of Great Britain; Debrett's Peerage, Baronetage, etc.. Second Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good Minus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Association Copy.

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        Dokument mit eigenh. U.

      Wien, 31. XII. 1840.. 1 S. Folio.. "Conto Ueber ein, in das Appartement Ihrer Majestaet der Kaiserin zu einem Concerte geliefertes Pianoforte als: für das Pianoforte selbst, für die Transporte hin und zurück, so wie den Stimmer für Stimmung und Beywohnung des Concertes [ ]". - Mit 4 Unterschriften, darunter jene von Randhartinger und dem Klavierbauer Johann Baptist Streicher (1796-1871).

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        Pl 413 Hooded Merganser (1 Male 2 Female) The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories

      New York & Philadelphia:: Audubon, J. J. & Chevalier, J.B.,, 1840-44.. First Royal Octavo. Matted in Ivory Rag Board . Fine condition with bright original hand-coloring. A fine original hand-colored lithograph on paper. Sheet size: 6.5 x 10.25 inches. Drawn from nature by John James Audubon, Fellow of the Royal Society, Fellow of the Linnaean Society. Lithographed, printed and colored by JT Bowen, Philadelphia for the First Royal Octavo Edition of John James Audubon's The Birds of America. Includes the text from Audubon's Ornithological Biography. The Royal Octavo Edition represents John James Audubon's (1785-1851) desire to create an affordable work based on his magnum opus; the Double Elephant Folio Edition of The Birds of America. London: Published by the Author, 1827-38, with engravings produced by William H. Lizars and Robert Havell, Jr. after Audubon's dramatic life-sized portraits of North American birds set amidst their native foliage and surroundings. During the mid-nineteenth century, there were no photomechanical means of reproduction. To create a smaller format work, each and every composition was redrawn by hand; with the aid of the Camera Lucida. For the Royal Octavo Edition, Audubon and his assistants translated the 435 engravings of the Double Elephant Folio Edition into 500 unique drawings. Audubon's compositions of heretofore unrelated birds were now rendered according to species; with each bird portrayed on a new botanical perch or within a renewed landscape. With this new envisioning Audubon created a perfected composition: a charming vignette of the bird, or family of birds, in its natural setting- here sized to scale in the smaller (Royal Octavo) format. For the lithographs of the Royal Octavo Edition of The Birds of America, Audubon enlisted the talents of America's premier lithographers and printers: the JT Bowen and Company in Philadelphia and Endicott in New York. Each composition was drawn on a limestone tablet, then inked and printed. Once dried, the print of the bird and setting was faithfully hand-watercolored in splendid array of lifelike tones. In this format Audubon presented the unique compositions of ten birds newly discovered during his explorations of the American West and not previously portrayed in the Double Elephant Folio Edition. As with the Folio Edition, the Royal Octavo Edition was sold by subscription format -issued twice monthly between 1840 and 44- containing one hundred individual packets of five hand-painted lithographs of birds and their accompanying text. Audubon's Ornithological Biography included his characteristic and scientific descriptions of the birds along with his colloquial nature writings describing the robust beauty of the early American landscape as well as reflections on the travels of this unique Ornithologist, Naturalist and Frontiersman. The popularity and success of the Royal Octavo Edition of Audubon's Birds of America is evidenced by its subsequent production of seven editions- albeit of diminishing quality-with the final edition issued in 1870 by George Lockwood, New York. (Nissen 51, Sabin: H.2364, Tyler, Ron. Audubon's Great National Work. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1993. Wood, C.. An Introduction to the Literature of Vertebrate Literature. London: Oxford University Press, 1931.)

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        Travels in Madeira, Sierra Leone, Teneriffe

      London, England: George Routledge, 1840. Stated second edition. Printed by G. Norman, Covent-Garden, London. Contemporary full-leather binding in medium brown polished calf, with crisp gilt-stamped rules to the boards, brown-stamped arabesque borders, and with elaborate gilt-stamped design to the hubbed spine, the spine with a red morocco title label. Some rubbing to the hubs of the age-faded spine. Gently abraded spine head and tail and with moderate rubbing along the hinges. All corners scuffed and the lower corners bumped. Some light scuffing and spotting to the rear board but on the whole a clean and presentable binding. Gutters/hinges appear strong, feel just slightly tender. Text block firmly bound in. 8.5 x 5.5 inches. All page edges marbled, attractive if somewhat faded. With handsome marbled paper pastedowns and FEPs. x and 491 numbered pages. With six plates or "embellishments", including an aquatint frontispiece portrait of the author, four full-page lithographic plates, and a large oblong pull-out lithographic illustration. The frontispiece portrait is lightly foxed and with light off-setting to the opposite title page. The pull-out plate, "The Settlement of Clarence," is heavily foxed. Other plates generally clean or with marginal spotting. Handsome 19th century armorial bookplate of Sir John Marjoribanks, 3rd Baronet of Lees, Coldstream, Berwickshire, Scotland. The bookplate with the legend, "Advance with courage," and with adaptation from family crest of lion's paw erect and erased grasping a spear in bend sinister all proper. First blank FEP with the inscription in a very neat ink hand, "To Sir. J. Marjoribanksfrom his sincere friend, C. Cunliffe, on his leaving Eton, Easter 1848." Else a very clean copy and still rather tight. A Very Good Minus copy. Extremely scarce in any condition. According to ABPC there have been no copies of this title at auction in at least 30 years. First edition under this title, actually a reprint of Volume 1 of Holman's Voyage Around the World (1834). The author's advertisement states that this was meant to be the first of a four volume series. "It is necessary to observe that this Work is designed to extend to Four Volumes..." James Holman (1786 - 1857), known as the "Blind Traveler," was a British adventurer, author and social observer, best known for his writings on his extensive travels. It is said that in 1832, Holman became the first blind person to circumnavigate the globe. John Marjoribanks, born 1830, BA 1851, MA 1853, married 1858. College: Eton, Ch. Ch. Oxon. Clubs: Carlton, Fine Arts, Burlington, Scottish Conservative. Hon. Col. 4th Vol. Batn., Royal Scots (Lothian Regt.). Sources: Wikipedia; Great Landowners of Great Britain; Debrett's Peerage, Baronetage, etc.. Second Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good Minus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Association Copy.

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        THE CASE OF THE SENECA INDIANS IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK, APPEAL TO THE CHRISTINA COMMUNITY ON THE CONDITION AND PROSPECTS OF THE NEW-YORK INDIANS and A FURTHER ILLUSTRATION OF THE CASE OF THE SENECA INDIANS IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK - Three Separate Books

      Merrihew and Thompson, Printers, Philadelphia 1840 - 256 pp., Three on going meetings published between the Seneca Indians of New York headed by Nathaniel T. Strong, Chief of the Seneca Tribe and United States headed by The Society of Friends by directions of the Joint Committees on Indian Affairs of Genesee, New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore concerning an emigration treaty proposed to move the Indians West. Agreement later signed with wishes of a peaceful emigration of the Indians with blessings of freedom and independence but was not upheld. Contains many reports of discrepancy concerning both sides. Grouping sold as one lot. A very interesting collection, quite scarce. The Information of the Society of Friends, THE CASE OF THE SENECA INDIANS IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK, Illustrated by Facts. Merrihew and Thompson, Printers, Philadelphia: 1840, 256pp., bound in black cloth, spine ruled and titled in gilt, previous owner's bookplate, light damp stain to bottom ¼ portion of leaves, scattered foxing, occasional pencil notes in margins. [with] Strong, Nathaniel T. A Chief of the Seneca Tribe, APPEAL TO THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY ON THE CONDITION AND PROSPECTS OF THE NEW-YORK INDIANS, in answer to a book, entitled The Case of the New-York Indians, and Other Publications of The Society of Friends. NY, E.B. Clayton, Printer: 1841 (January 29th) 65pp., bound in dark blue linen , paper spine label mostly worn off, previous owner's bookplate, a clean bright copy with minor sunning to board edges. [with] Strong, Nathanel T. Chief of the Seneca Tribe, A FURTHER ILLUSTRATION OF THE CASE OF THE SENECA INDIAN.S IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK, in a review of a pamphlet entitled "An Appeal to the Christina Community, &c. Philadelphia, Merrihew and Thompson, 1841, (meeting held May 1st) to publishers in July, 84pp., bound in original green printed wrappers, minute loss of spine paper at foot, a clean attractive copy, with Postscript: Since the foregoing pages were in the press, "The New York Review,no. XVII, July, 1841 has made its appearance. In that number, article 9, page 209, &c., there is an essay, purporting to be a review of our book "The Case of the Seneca Indians in the state of New York Illustrated by Fact." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Portrait de femme EDITION ORIGINALE

      S.l.: S.n., 1840. Fine. S.n., S.l. circa 1840, 30,5x39cm (dimensions du cadre) et 15,5x19cm (dimensions du dessin), une feuille sous marie-louise encadrée. - Original pencil depicting a woman sitting with her hands folded, wearing a dress with oversized draping and flowers in hair design. Stamp of the artist in the lower left of the sheet. Achilles Devéria (1800-1857) was a French painter, illustrator and engraver, pupil of Girodet-Trioson. It is recognized and has published numerous lithographs (Tales of Perrault, Don Quixote, Robinson Crusoe, The Henriade ...) illustrator. In 1849 he was appointed director of the department of prints of the National Library and assistant curator of the Egyptian department of the Louvre. The famous portrait of Honore de Balzac young man (1825) is assigned. He painted in his Paris studio on Rue de l'Ouest. Victor Hugo, Alexandre Dumas (father), Prosper Mérimée, Franz Liszt and many other artists and writers have come here to be immortalized. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Dessin original au crayon représentant une femme assise les mains croisées, portant une robe aux imposants drapés et des fleurs dans les cheveux. Tampon de l'artiste en bas à gauche de la feuille. Achille Devéria (1800-1857) est un peintre français, illustrateur et graveur, élève de Girodet-Trioson. C'est un illustrateur reconnu et a publié de nombreuses lithographies (Contes de Perrault, Don Quichotte, Robinson Crusoé, La Henriade...). En 1849, il fut nommé directeur du département des gravures de la Bibliothèque Nationale et assistant curateur du département égyptien du Louvre.  Le célèbre portrait d'Honoré de Balzac jeune homme (1825) lui est attribué. Il peignait dans son atelier parisien de la rue de l'Ouest. Victor Hugo, Alexandre Dumas (père), Prosper Mérimée, Franz Liszt et de nombreux autres artistes et écrivains y sont venus pour se faire immortaliser.

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM A SOLDIER STATIONED AT FORT GIBSON, INDIAN TERRITORY, 1840]

      Fort Gibson, Oklahoma. Apr. 29, 1840.. [3]pp. Two folio sheets. Typical mailing folds, significant partial fold separations, small jagged tear to one edge, affecting a couple words. Good. A personal letter from Indian territory in 1840, simply signed, "Matthew." The letter is addressed to Joseph Brearley, Postmaster of Dardenelles, Arkansas, to be delivered to him by Capt. Houston of the steamboat TRIDENT, and is intended for the writer's daughter. The first part of the letter details Matthew's trip to Ft. Gibson. He writes that he had been traveling on the TRIDENT since the 9th, and made it to "Ft Smith [Arkansas], about half my journey. The river has fallen so much when got to this place, I have been in one of the small river boats. It could not have proceeded further for lack of water." He writes of encountering Capt. John Rogers and Doc Wharton at Ft. Smith, then learning that a boat containing the chaplain for Ft. Gibson was docked in Ft. Smith, headed for Ft. Gibson once the river rises. This is good news to him, as he did not realize that a chaplain had been assigned to Ft. Gibson. Matthew then proceeds to tell his daughter of his appreciation for the church services he is able to attend, now that he has made it to Ft. Gibson with the chaplain. Additionally, there are three short autograph notes, signed, on the last page, one from "Brother" (likely Matthew), "Ellen" and one signed "Mother." A delightful and personal correspondence from a man who was stationed at Ft. Gibson during its years as a central command post for the military, who were busy trying to re-settle Native Americans in Arkansas and Oklahoma, along the Arkansas River.

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        MÜNCHEN. Blick in die belebte Kaufingerstraße gegen Westen, rechts die Mauthalle (Augustinerkirche), die Michaelskirche und das Jesuitenkolleg, links die Fenster der Hermann'schen Kunsthandlung, vor deren Schaukästen sich das interessierte Publikum drängt, rechts Fuhrwerke und Passanten.

      - Altkolorierte Lithographie nach J.B. Kuhn, um 1840, 15,5 x 21 cm. Vgl. das in Slg. Proebst 320 beschriebene Aquarell und die Farbabb. nach S. 48, deren Abmessungen und Details mit dieser anonymen Lithographie genau übereinstimmen. Ähnliche Darstellungen vgl. Lentner 13975 und Wölfle, Antiquarius 54, 277.- Im breiten Rand gering stockfleckig, sonst tadellos. Reizende Darstellung, die so in keiner Sammlung nachweisbar ist.

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        FRANKFURT. "Panorama der Freien Stadt Frankfurt am Main, aufgenommen von dem Thurme der Deutsch-Haus-Kirche in Sachsenhausen". Blick über den Main auf die Stadt.

      - Aquatinta von Ernst Rauch ("Radirer"), F. Jügel und Nilson nach F.J. Ehemant, um 1840, 41 x 67 cm. Imposantes Panorama mit den Dächern von Sachsenhausen im Vordergrund, der belebten Mainbrücke und schönem Blick über Frankfurt auf die Berge der Umgebung. - Zwei Einrisse links und rechts sorgfältig geschlossen. Gering berieben. Trotz der Mängel sehr dekoratives Blatt!

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        OFFENBACH. "Offenbach a/M.". Gesamtansicht über den Main mit Dampfschiff, Floss und Schiff.

      - Gouachierte Lithographie nach und bei G.W. Bode, Offenbach, um 1840, 24,5 x 51 cm. Mit sorgfältig restauriertem, nahezu unsichtbarem Einriß unten, oben professionell angerändert. - Seltene, sehr dekorative Ansicht.

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        [Op. 28]. Drei Romanzen für das Pianoforte Sr. Erlaucht Herrn Graf Heinrich II Reuss-Köstritz zugeeignet... Op. 28... Pr. 1 Thlr

      Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel [PN 6397]. [October 1840]. Folio. Disbound. 1f. (title), 3-19, [i] (blank) pp. Title lithographed, music engraved. Contemporary owner's signature in ink to lower right corner of title: "Louise Braune." Slightly soiled and foxed; edges slightly browned; spine lightly dampstained; some offsetting; tears to inner margin of final page; publisher's small oval handstamp to foot of title; small cross in ink to upper left inner corner of title. . First Edition. Hofmann p. 69. McCorkle p. 123. Hoboken 15, 49.

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        Esquisse d'une Philosophie.

      - Paris, Pagnerre, 1840-1846. 4 volumes in-8, demi-veau bronze, dos lisses ornés de filets dorés et à froid, titres dorés, palettes en pied, tranches marbrées (reliure de l'époque). Edition originale rare, complet du quatrième volume paru six années après les trois premiers. Dans cet ouvrage que Lamennais composa en prison pour ses attaques contre la monarchie de Juillet, il livre l’aboutissement de sa pensée, synthèse de son évangélisme romantique et d’une philosophie mystique, démocratique et socialiste. Le troisième volume est entièrement consacré à l’exposé des théories esthétiques de l’auteur. L’ouvrage n’eut à sa sortie que des adversaires: les universitaires encore sous l’influence de l’éclectisme, les catholiques bien entendu, et les socialistes, nullement désireux de recevoir une métaphysique renouvelée et d’accueillir ce prêtre hétérodoxe en leur sein. (Vicaire, IV, 1093). Manque de cuir en pied des tomes 3 et 4. Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Zürich - Ville de la Soie. Seidenbild in Jacquard-Webtechnik. Das aus reiner Seide gewobene Bild nach einem Stich zeigt eine Ansicht der Stadt Zürich aus dem Jahr 1840.

      . 19,6 : 30 cm unter Seidenpassepartout 30,8 : 41,5 cm.. In makelloser Erhaltung. - Für dieses Bild wurden über 2 Millionen Bildpunkte bearbeitet, wofür über 700 Stunden Handarbeit aufgewendet wurden.

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        sur la Cóte de Danemark à bord du Steamer le Hambourg.(4.Juin 1839). Kolorierte Lithographie von André Durand,

      1840. 1840 - 23,7 x 35,2 cm. Aus : Démidoff, A. De – Album de voyage pittoresque et archélogique en Russie per Le Havre, Hambourg, Lubeck. [SW – Ansicht, Ansichten, Hamburgensien, Hamburgensie]

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        50 Bilder zu Virgils Aeneide gestochen unter der Leitung von C. Frommel.

      Carlsruhe, 1840 - Cm. 21 x 14 (ad album) con frontespizio figurato, una cartina geografica, una tavola con il Campus Troiae e 50 incisioni in rame raffiguranti vedute di città prevalentemente italiane. Graziosa legatura orig. in percallina rossa con titoli e fregi in oro. Tagli dorati. Qualche rada fioritura, ma esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Bella raccolta iconografica che illustra il viaggio dell'Eneide e diventa spunto per una galleria vedutistica della nostra penisola.

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        Portraits of Game and Wild Animals Of Southern Africa - The Water Buck

      F. Howard, London 1840 - Captain W. Cornwallis Harris Portraits of Game and Wild Animals Of Southern Africa Hand-colored lithographs: London, 1840. Sir William Cornwallis Harris (1807-1848) was the epitome of the "Great White Hunter." After graduating military college, he was appointed to the Bombay headquarters at sixteen years of age. A series of promotions and consequent locational changes brought Harris, en route to a new post, to the Cape of Good Hope, where he was detained for two years by a medical board. On the voyage, Marris had befriended the avid hunter Richard Williamson of the Bombay civil establishment, and the two had arranged an expedition into the interior in quest of big game. At the time, South Africa had attracted Europe's attention owing to the Dutch colonists' exodus. For years, there had been dangerous encounters with the fierce Zulu tribes of "Dingaan," in present-day central Natal, South Africa. After conferring with the noted African naturalist, Dr. Andrew Smith who had just returned from the interior, both Harris and Williamson headed northeasterly from Algoa Bay, Cape Province. Following the Orange River through Basutoland, they finally encountered the kraals of the famous Matabelechief "Moselikatze." Through the chief's help, they returned to the colony via a new and previously closed route. Their safari, which lasted almost two years, allowed them to encounter a great variety of large game in new territories. Harris communicated an account of his travels in Southern Africa to both the Royal Geographical Society of London, and the Geographical Society of Bombay. In 1840 he published the Portraits of Game Animals, the first with pictures drawn by Harris, and reproduced on stone by F. Howard in London. All of the prints are in excellent condition, and each is accompanied by the original text describing the first impressions of the ¿Cape Colonists¿ of the particular species pictured in each print.

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

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

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        SPRING FLOWERS.

      F. Fechner, Guben 1840 - (Early German) SPRING FLOWERS. Guben: F. Fechner, circa 1840. 8vo - 6" x 8-13/16". Color pictorial stiff paper wrappers with a hand colored illustration on both the front and rear wrapper with minor age toning and a few scattered spots to the rear wrapper of a very lovely copy of the book. [16]pp. including wrappers. In addition to the hand colored wrappers, there are eight pages, printed one side only, with a short poem at the bottom of the page telling about some kind act that has been done, and an absolutely beautiful, highly detailed full page hand colored illustration at the top of the page illustrating the kind act. The hand colored illustrations each measure 4-1/2" x 5-3/4" and are really wonderful. There is very minor spotting on a couple of the pages for what is a really wonderful copy of this rare book. The condition of the book is NEAR FINE. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Esquisse d'une Philosophie.

      Paris, Pagnerre, 1840-1846.. 4 volumes in-8, demi-veau bronze, dos lisses ornes de filets dores et a froid, titres dores, palettes en pied, tranches marbrees (reliure de l'epoque). Edition originale rare, complet du quatrieme volume paru six annees apres les trois premiers. Dans cet ouvrage que Lamennais composa en prison pour ses attaques contre la monarchie de Juillet, il livre l'aboutissement de sa pensee, synthese de son evangelisme romantique et d'une philosophie mystique, democratique et socialiste. Le troisieme volume est entierement consacre a l'expose des theories esthetiques de l'auteur. L'ouvrage n'eut a sa sortie que des adversaires: les universitaires encore sous l'influence de l'eclectisme, les catholiques bien entendu, et les socialistes, nullement desireux de recevoir une metaphysique renouvelee et d'accueillir ce pretre heterodoxe en leur sein. (Vicaire, IV, 1093). Manque de cuir en pied des tomes 3 et 4. Bon exemplaire..

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        MINDEN. - Porta Westphalica. "Porta - Westphalica". Ansicht mit weitem Blick ins Wesertal, in der Ferne Minden.

      - Lithographie von G. Osterwald bei A. Osterwald, Rinteln, um 1840, 23 x 30 cm. Die seltene Ansicht in einem breitrandigen und gut erhaltenen Exemplar!

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        Raufende italienische Knaben, die von einer alten Frau ermahnt werden.

      - Bleistift, auf cremefarbenem Zeichenkarton, links unten monogrammiert und datiert „PVS (ligiert) 1840". 35,7:26,8 cm. An den Rändern leicht vergilbt. Provenienz: Sammlung A. O. Meyer, Hamburg, Lugt 1994; Sammlung G. Engelbrecht, Hamburg, Lugt 1148; Sammlung C. Heumann, Chemnitz, Lugt 2841 a; C.G. Boerner, Leipzig, Auktion CXXIII, 16.-18. März 1914, Nr. 841, S. 93 (Sammlung A.O. Meyer). Literatur: M. Spahn: Philipp Veit. Bielefeld/Leipzig 1901, S. 29, Abb. 25; Kunst der Zeit. Heft 10, II. Jg. Sonderheft Humor in der Malerei XIX. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart. Hrsg. anläßlich der Ausstellung in den Räumen der Berliner Sezession. 15. Sept.-28. Okt. 1928. Beiliegendes Verzeichnis der ausgestellten Werke Nr. 688, S. 11; N. Suhr: Philipp Veit (1793-1877). Leben und Werk eines Nazareners, Weinheim 1991, ZV 60. Das Blatt ist durch ein Schreiben Philipp Veits an Arnold Otto Meyer, Mainz, vom 5. Februar 1870 (Hamburger Kunsthalle) zu belegen: „Dieser kleinen Aquarellskizze werde ich noch eine größere Bleistift Zeichnung beilegen, der h Sebastian kurz vor dem Martyrium, und – eine Knabenrauferei, beides noch italienische Reminiscenzen." (zitiert aus: N. Suhr, S. 230). Ebenfalls findet es Erwähnung bei Arnold Otto Meyer an Franziska von Longard, Hamburg, 25. April 1910 (Leo Baeck Institute, New York, Veit. Simon NL/AR 4015/103).

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        What cheer Brother? Mayhah you'r taking an Observation. No bless you I'm only taking a bit of a sketch!

      England 1840 - Heath, Henry. Pen and ink and watercolor on paper, initialled "HH". 1 vols. Image 12 x 7-3/4 inches, matted and framed to 18-1/4 x 14-1/4 inches overall. Commerce vs. Art. Pen and ink and watercolor on paper, initialled "HH". 1 vols. Image 12 x 7-3/4 inches, matted and framed to 18-1/4 x 14-1/4 inches overall

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        The Sportsman in Ireland, with his Summer Route thought the Highlands of Scotland

      London: Henry Colburn. First Edition.. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Only mild signs of occasional foxing.. First Edition. Two Volumes (complete). London, Henry Colburn, 1840. 20.7cm x 12.5cm. XV, 315 (5), VI, 305 (3) pages. With frontispiece illustrations. Hardcover. The rare, original edition in beautiful, modern halfleather bindings in the style of the 19th century. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Only mild signs of occasional foxing. Includes for Example: View of Ireland/ The British Legioner/ Irish Family/ The Mutiny/ Arrival in London/ Arrival at Cork/ Appearance of the Coast/ Cork Harbour/ Imperial Hotel/ Irish Eloquence/ Irish Judges and Counsel/ Theatre at Cork/ The Castle Spectre/ An Acting Manager/ An Evening Party/ Punch-drinking/ Beauty of the Women/ Advice to Sportsmen/ An Irish Coachman/ Pike versus Salmon/ Macroom/ An Irish Waiter/ Poverty and Desolation/ Irish Blarney/ Directions for Trolling/ Irish Pony/ Lake Inchgeelah/ Character of the Kerry Peasantry/ Irish Hospitality/ Wine and the Ladies/ Whiskey and the Gentlemen/ An Irish Angler's Exploit/ Romantic Escapes and Dangers of an Irish Gentleman/ History of an Irish Fisherman/ Killarney/ Coltsman Castle/ Kenmare and the Lakes/ Inn Accommodation/ Price of Provisions/ Hints to Anglers at Killarney/ A Fighting Tailor/ Ross Castle/ The Eagle's Nest/ Island of Innisfallen/ The Monastery/ Scarcity of Salmon in the Lakes/ Residence of Mr. Hyde, Rector of Killarney/ Lord Kenmare's Cottage/ Angling Exploit of Lady Headley/ Residences of James and John O'Connell/ Lord Kenmare/ Major Mahony/ The Gap of Dunloe/ Beaufort Bridge/ Mr. Mullins, Member for Kerry/ Irish Jollity/ Timber-Hunting in the Bogs/ Lord Headley/ Blackwater/ Liberality of the Rev. D.M./ Influence of the Catholic Clergy/ Kellorglin/ Lake Carraght/ Wales's Inn/ Fishery on the Carraght River/ Lob-Trout/ Fishing in Lake Carraght/ Seal-Shooting/ Castlemaine Bay/ Cahirciveen/ The Lawlors and Cooleens/ The River Inny/ Waterville Lake/ The Knight of Kerry/ The Lob Trout/ Fine Shooting Station for Sea-Fowl and Grouse/ Irish Court of Justice/ O'Connell's Occupation at Derrynane/ Dingle/ An Irish Wake/ The Shannon/ Wild-Fowl and Hares/ Mill Street/ Athlone/ Ballinasloe Fair/ Onions and Eels/ Lough Ree/ Galway/ Mr. Keogh/ Fishing in Lough Corrib/ The Monastery/ Calddagh/ Forms of Marriage/ Benevolence of the Rev. Father Fay/ Protestants and Catholics/ History of James Lynch Fitz Stephen, the Mayor of Galway/ The Weirs in Lough Corrib/ Herring Fishery/ The Mayor of the Claddagh/ The Prior/ The Priesthood/ Preparations for Sport etc. Illustrations include: The Birthplace of Daniel O'Connell/ Coltsman Castle, on the Flesk/ The Old Weir Bridge/ The Gap and Castle of Dunloe/ Beaufort Bridge/ Blackwater Bridge/ The Flood/ Cahirciveen/ Waterville Lake/ Ancient Burial Ground on Waterville Lake/ Round Tower, White Strand/ Athlone Bridge/ Galway/ Connemara, Ballinahinch/ Inverary/ Loch Fyne/ Dundarve Castle/ Loch Awe/ Tarbert/ Cobbler Mountain, Loch Lonomd etc.

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        Richter, Adrian Ludwig. - Vornehmer Herr und Straßenfeger.

      - Zeichnung / Bleistiftzeichnung, auf Zeichenpapier, um 1840. Von Adrian Ludwig Richter. 8,6 x 7,5 cm (Darstellung / Blatt) / 32 x 25 cm (Trägerblatt). Rechts unten monogrammiert "L.R." - Verso Sammlerstempel mit Szepter im Strahlenkranz (Vgl. Lugt 2773). - Verso in Bleistift grob skizzierte Anbetungsszene mit den drei Königen. - Papier etwas gebräunt. Mittels zwei Papiergelanken auf Trägerpapier montiert. Gut erhalten. Adrian Ludwig Richter (1803 Dresden - 1884 Dresden). Bedeutender Maler, Zeichner und Grafiker der deutschen Romantik und des Biedermeier. Sohn des Zeichners und Kupferstechers Carl August Richter. Nach der Schulzeit begann er 1815 als Lehrling seines Vaters, studierte daneben an der Kunstakademie in Dresden. 1820/21 begleitete er den russischen Fürst Narischkin als Zeichner auf einer Reise nach Paris. 1823-26 reiste er nach Italien, wo er unter anderen mit Joseph Anton Koch und Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld zusammentraf. Dies prägte seine idealistisch-harmonische Landschaftsauffassung. 1828-35 lehrte er an der Zeichenschule der Porzellanmanufaktur in Meißen, wo Gottfried Pulian zu seinen Schülern zählte. 1826 wurde er als Lehrer für Lasndschaftsmalerei an die Dresdner Kunstakademie berufen. Für die Reihe ?Das malerische und romantische Deutschland? des Leipziger Verlegers Georg Wigand schuf er die Ansichten für die Bände zu Harz, Franken und Riesengebirge. In den späten 1830er Jahren begann er mit Holzschnitt-Illustrationen für Bücher, die ihn unter einem größeren Laienpublikum in Deutschland bekannt machten. Schließlich wurde er zum Professor für Landschaftsmalerei in Dresden ernannt. 1873 musste er aufgrund eines Augenleidens mit dem Malen aufhören und schied 1876 aus der Kunstakademie in Dresden aus.

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        Die ersten Schritte" originale aquarellierte Bleistiftzeichnung ca.26x21cm (Darstellung/Image size) auf geleimtem Zeichenkarton; um 1840

      - Karton (33x27cm) an den Rändern etwas angestaubt und unfrisch. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Gobelin Stickbild aus dem Biedermeier: Feine biedermeierliche Gobelinstickerei mit der Darstellung des Jungfernstiegs in Hamburg- um 1840.

      - Maße 26 x 34 cm ( Höhe x Breite ) auf Holztafel aufgezogen, alt unter Glas gerahmt. Der Stoff etwas ausgeblichen, der Rahmen mit Beschädigungen. ( Eine Expertise aus dem Jahre 1987 ist vorhanden ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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        KREUTH. "Bad Kreuth". Ansicht des Bades, links im Hintergrund die Kapelle.

      - Altkol. Lithographie bei Fr. Sauer, um 1840, 12,5 x 19 cm. Nicht bei Lentner. - Im Vordergrund Biedermeier-Gesellschaft zu Fuß und auf Eseln reitend. Feine, breitrandige Lithographie in der Art von Gustav Kraus.

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

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

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        Saunders' Portraits and Memoirs of Eminent Living Political Reformers. The Portraits by George Hayter and other Eminent Artists, and the Memoirs by a Distinguished Literary Character. [With] a Sketch of the Progress of Parliamentary Reform.

      Published by the New Proprietor, J. Dowding, 1840 Published by the New Proprietor, J. Dowding, 1840 Roy. 8vo., First Edition, with a fine engraved portrait frontispiece and 27 fine engraved portrait plates (all original tissue guards present), some very light and generally inoffensive foxing, a few guards offset as intended; contemporary half calf, marbled boards, gilt back, sprinkled edges, covers lightly age - marked and rubbed at extremities else a remarkably bright, clean copy with excellent impressions of the plates. Includes (in alphabetical order, and each with a portrait): Bowring, Buller, Buxton, Byng, Codrington, Durham, Ebrington, Grey, Grote, Holland, Hume, James, Lansdowne, Leader, Melbourne, Morpeth, Mulgrave, Palmerston, Roebuck, Russell, Spencer, Talfourd, Thompson, Thomson. Wakley, Warburton and Wyse. An important text in the literature of parliamentary reform in Britain. Though the work is often noted for the excellent likenesses of its plates (the majority engraved by Mote and Hull from work by Hayter and others), it would be a mistake to under - value Saunders' assessments, which comprise a key series of contemporary appraisals of biography, character and achievement not easily found elsewhere. Text by novelist John Saunders (1810 - 1895); the majority of portraits by William Hayter (1792 - 1879); Sketch of Parliamentary Reform by William Howitt (1792 - 1871). Scarce, especially in this condition.

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        Autograph Letter, Signed. To Mrs. Richard H. Bayard [Mary Sophia Carroll Bayard, (1804-1886)]

      Washington, D.C. 1840 - 4 pp. on recto and verso of one folded sheet. 1 vols. 4to. Long, personal letter written just after Webster turned down the opportunity to be William Henry Harrison's vice-president and before he became Harrison's Secretary of State in 1841. The descriptions include his recent tour of England, a visit to Paris, which he calls "a brighter looking city" than London, and details of his travels. Among his acquaintances in London were Lady Elizabeth Wellesley, Duchess of Wellington, although Lord Wellesley, Arthur Richard Wellesley, 2nd Duke of Wellington, was "infirm and seldom out"; also seen were Lady Stafford and Lady Granville. A visit by Mrs. Curtis to see Mrs. Bayard in Wilmington is also mentioned. 4 pp. on recto and verso of one folded sheet. 1 vols. 4to

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        Amberg. Gesamtansicht mit sieben großen Trachtenfiguren im Vordergrund.

      Stahlstich von Johann Philipp Walter nach C. V. Schellhorn, "componirt von G. Perlberg", um 1840, 26,5 x 37 cm. - Ca. 26,3 x 37 cm (Darstellung ohne Schrift), ca. 45 x 54 cm (Rahmenaußenmaß). Am unteren rechten Rand alte Bleistiftanmerkung zu den Lebensdaten von Johann Philipp Walther, Blatt leicht gebräunt. Gerahmt unter leinenkaschiertem Passepartout in Echtgoldleiste. Selten!

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        Eigenh. Notenmanuskript mit Namenszug im Titel ("H. Marschner").

      Hannover, 25. XI. 1840. - 2 SS. Qu.-kl.-4to. Saubere Reinschrift des "Festlieds zur 10ten Stiftungsfeier der hannov. Liedertafel 1840 von L. Schnabel", zu dem Marschner die Musik beisteuerte. - Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt und fleckig; beiliegend ein Stahlstichportrait.

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        Nuovissima guida dei viaggiatori in Italia coll?aggiunta dei viaggi nella Dalmazia, nell?Istria e nella Grecia. Per la prima volta pubblicati accennandosi inoltre gli stradali della Russia, Polonia, Prussia, Germania, Svizzera, Francia, Inghilterra, Spagna, Portogallo e Turchia colla descrizione delle loro città capitali contenente lo stato generale delle poste, loro regolamenti e le più recenti notizie storiche, artistiche e statistiche, corredata dalla carta d?Italia, di quella della Grecia e di diversem altre carte e piante di città, tutte utilissime all?uso di questa guida.

      Milano L. Zucoli, 1840. Secondo volume. In 8vo, pp. CXIV, 525, con moltissime carte e vedute nella maggior parte più volte ripiegate: Ricordo D?Italia, Pianta di Torino, Stradale del Sempione (strappo), Pianta di Genova, Pianta della città di Milano, contorni di Milano, Veduta dell?Isola Bella sul Lago Maggiore, Como (acquatinta), Carta del lago Maggiore (con la rosa dei venti e i confini in colore d?epoca), Viaggio da Milano a Coira per la Spluga e da Milano a Innsbruck per lo Stelvio; Profilo generale della strada Militare dello Stelvio (con i confini in colore d?epoca), Pianta di Venezia, Carta della Lombardia (con i confini in colore d?epoca), Pianta di Roma antica; Pianta di Roma, Viaggio da Roma a Napoli (con i confini in colore d?epoca), Veduta di Napoli presa da Posillipo, Pianta di Pompei (in colore d?epoca), Veduta di Pompei ristaurata (acquatinta), Nuova carta della Grecia e delle Isole Ionie (con i confini in colore d?epoca, uno strappo e una mancanza nell'angolo in alto a destra), Pianta attuale di Atene, Le antiche piante d?Atene, di Sparta e di Siracusa, Pianta di Costantinopoli, Veduta di Costantinopoli da Scutari. Leg. in cartonato ed. decorata con i costumi dei paesi europei. Importante guida che dedica ampie parti anche ai regolamenti di posta e che contiene le indicazioni relative a oltre 200 viaggi. Tracce d?usura alla legatura, alcune precise annotazioni di penna ai contropiatti, possibili difetti alle tavole che possono presentare piccoli strappi ma tutte sono ben impresse e ben colorate, nell'insieme esemplare fresco e in bella impressione.

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        BERLIN. "Berlin". Gesamtansicht von dem Weg nach Britz aus gesehen.

      - Altkol. Umrißradierung von Friedrich Wilhelm Delkeskamp, um 1840, 24,5 x 31,5 cm. Ernst, Berlin, Bd. I, S. 236, Nr. Delkeskamp-12; Kiewitz 390; Thieme-Becker Bd. IX, S. 23/24. - Der Kupferstecher F.W. Delkeskamp wurde 1794 in Bielefeld geboren. Als Architektur- und Landschaftszeichner bildete er sich auf vielen Reisen im Auftrag des Grafen Raczynski autodidaktisch aus. 1831 ließ er sich in Frankfurt nieder. Er schuf zahlreiche Ansichten deutscher und schweizer Städte. 1872 starb er in Frankfurt. - Unser Blatt von Delkeskamp "Nach der Natur gezeichnet u. radirt". Ernst gibt J.B. Hössel als Stecher und die Kunstanstalt des Graphischen Instituts zu Hildburghausen als Verlag an. - Tadellos erhalten und in farbfrischem Altkolorit. Gerahmt.

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        Reuben Ramble's Travels in the Eastern Counties of England.

      London: Darton and Clark. c. 1840. Rare, with hand-coloured illustrations. Octavo. pp. 16, with 8 large colour plates of the selected counties (Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Huntingdonshire, Rutlandshire, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk). Black ink title page to wrapper, with map of the region. Protected by additional clear plastic wrapper, within modern bespoke black cloth chemise case. Gilt titles to spine. Much wear to spine and edges. Binding fragile, but holding together. Neat copperplate black ink inscription to cover from 1853. A delightful 'pictoral instruction for young children.'.

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