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        I promessi sposi: storia del secolo XVII scoperta e rifatta da Alessandro Manzoni: edizione riveduta dall'autore. Storia della colonna infame: inedita.

      Guglielmini e Radaelli, Milano, 1840. 864 p., 25 cm, tela coeva con conservazione della tela editoriale dei piatti e del dorso con fregi e impressioni in oro, titoli in oro al dorso. Buono, ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo, nome a china e a matita al frontespizio, il quale presenta un'integrazione di carta d'epoca che non interessa il testo, qualche rara fioritura, restauro senza mancanza alla p. 487/488 e 489/490, la segnatura da pp. 129-136 è rifilata più stretta rispetto al resto del volume. La nota prima edizione del romanzo nella sua versione definitiva, successiva al risciacquo dei panni in Arno, accresciuta della "Storia della colonna infame" e illustrata dalle xilografie tratte da disegni del Gonin e di altri. Con circa 450 incisioni nel testo. Esemplare nella rara legatura editoriale in tela con fregi e titoli oro.

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        The Life of Richard Turpin, a most notorious highwayman; giving an account of his daring robberies and burglaries; with his execution, burial, &c.

      Derby: Thomas Richardson. (c.1840?) Folding uncoloured front. Disbound. 24pp.Not in BL, Copac lists one copy at Oxford, two at York. 'The transactions of this most notorious offender made a greater noise in the world ... than those of almost any other malefactor whose life is recorded in the penal collection of this country ...'

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        Mémoire de M. Gisquet ancien Préfet de police, écrits par lui-même

      Marchant, Paris, 1840. 4 volumes in-8 reliés plein veau de l'époque. Dos à nerfs ornés d'entrelacs dorés, motifs dorés, pièces de titre maroquin rouge, pièces de tomaison de maroquin noir. Tranches marbrées. Roulettes sur les coupes. Ex-libris. (4)-552 ; (4)-489 ; (4)-523 et (4)-479 pages. Gisquet fut nommé préfet de police de Paris par Casimir Perier le 15 octobre 1831 en remplacement de Sébastien Louis Saulnier. Il devait rester à ce poste pendant cinq ans, cette longévité contrastant avec l'instabilité qui avait prévalu depuis la Révolution de Juillet. Edition originale. Très bon exemplaire.

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        Travels in Koordistan, Mesopotamia, etc. with sketches of the character and manners of the Koordish and Arab tribes.

      London Richard Bentley 1840 - First edition. 8vo. 2 volumes, viii, 382; ix, 477 pp., engraved frontispiece to each volume, modern calf-backed marbled boards gilt, a very good copy. "One of the earliest accounts of life in Kurdish villages. The narrative is in the form of letters to someone in England. There is a very interesting account of events after Fath Ali Shah's death, the succession of Mohammed Shah and the intrigues and claims by his rivals". (Ghani). Ghani 142. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Album of Sixteen Hand-Colored Aquatint Swiss Views

      Zurich: H. F. Leuthold; Dikenman.. Cloth. Very Good. N.d., circa 1840. Oblong 4to. 25.5 by 33.5 cm. Views of Rigi, Zurich, Luzerne, the Rhine Falls, Hof Ragaz, Giessbach, Brienz, Interlaken, the Wetterhorn, the Staubach, Thun, and Vevey. The coloring is lush, the detailing, precise, and these plates are very much in the tradition of Lory, in their style and their quality. We believe this was an album that was assembled by a tourist, who would have chosen from a selection at a print shop and arranged, probably there, to have the prints then handsomely bound. Most of the prints were published by Dikenman, with a few by Leuthold. A few abrasions on the red pebbled cloth, which bears an owner's initials and has blindstamped and gilt ruled decoration. Tissue guards within with creases. Some marginal soiling. Pictures themselves are clean and stunning.

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        Ellis Gray Loring's Sammelband of 22 Religious pamphlets printed between 1731-1840

      Various, [Boston?] 1840 - 8vo. Marbled paper covered boards. Spine is missing. Front board detached. Rear board attached by single thread and likely to detach. Right front flyleaf and the front blank end paper are loose. An abbreviated list of titles handwritten in old ink on the loose front end paper. Previous owner signature of Ellis Gray Loring on the front paste down. Ellis Gray Loring was an attorney from Massachusetts, an Abolitionist, and one of the founders of the New England Anti-Slavery Society. The list of 22 separate publications includes the following titles along with brief descriptions:1. A Tribute to the Memory of the Rev. Noah Worcestor, D.D. in A Discourse Delivered in Boston, November 12, 1837, By William Channing. Boston, 1837. 28 pages. Very good;2. National Humiliation. A Sermon, Preached in Hollis Street Church, Fast Day Morning, April 2, 1840, by John Pierpont. Boston, 1840. 16 pages. Very good;3. A Discourse Delivered at the Installation of the Rev. Mellish Irving Motte, As Pastor of the South Congregational Society, in Boston, May 21, 1828 by William Ellery Channing. Boston, 1828. 43 pages. Very good;4. "The Things That Make for Peace." A Sermon Preached in Hollis Street Church, Sunday, 3d December, 1837. By John Pierpont. Boston, 1837. 15 pages. Very good;5. A Discourse Delivered at the Installation of the Rev. Mellish Irving Motte, As Pastor of the South Congregational Society, In Boston, May 21, 1828. By William Ellery Channing. Boston, 1828. 43 pages. Very good;6. Three Sermons; Delivered in the First Universalist Church, in The City of New York, on Easter Sunday, March 26, 1826, In Which is Embodied A Brief Portraiture of Christian Theology. By Abner Kneeland, Pastor. New York, 1826. Very good;7. Angelic Ministrations. A Sermon Preached in Hollis Street Church, In Boston, Sunday, April 16, 1837, The Spire of the Church Having Been Struck by Lightning, On Saturday 8th of the Month. By John Pierpont. Boston, 1837. 17 pages. Very good condition;8. A Discourse, Concerning Unlimited Submission and Non-Resistance to the Higher Powers; With Some Reflections on the Resistance Made to King Charles I. And on the Anniversary of His Death.Published at the Bequest of the Bearers, By Jonathan Mayhew, A.M. Pastor of West Church in Boston. Boston: Printed and sold by D. Fowle, in Queen Street 1750. Boston: Re-Printed by Hall & Goss, Congress Street, second Room over the Post Office. 1818. 48 pages. Light toning. Very good;9. Ministers must Certainly and Shortly Die. A Sermon Preached at Marlborough Feb. 7, 1730-31 (Since a little Enlarg'd) Occasioned by the Death Of the Reverend and Learned Mr. Robert Breck, Late Pastor of the Church of Christ there; Who Expired Jan. 6. 1730 31 In the 49th Year of his Age. By Israel Loring, M.A. and Pastor of the West Church in Sudbury. Boston, N.E. Printed by S. Kneeland and T. Green 1731. Half title page (outer wrap), title page, 24 pages. [Early American Imprints. No. 3436] Very good;10. Private Christians Helpers of their Ministers in Christ Jesus. A Sermon Preach'd (in part) at Hopkinston, April 9, 1735. By Israel Loring, A.M. Pastor of the West Church in Sudbury. Boston. Circa 1735. [S. Kneeland and T. Green] [Early American Imprints. No. 3920] The title page is torn at bottom with missing date and printer information with the exception of "T. Green,". Half title page, title page, 26 pages. Half title page torn and patched. Loss of printed text (due to possible small rodent or bug damage) on the title page and bottom sections of the first 10 pages. Poor condition;11. The Duty of Apostatizing People to remember from whence they are fallen, and repent, and do their first Works. A Sermon Preached before His Excellency Jonathan Belcher, Esq; The Honourable His Majesty's Council, And the Honourable House of Representatives of the Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New England, May 25th. 1737. Being the Anniversary for the Election of His Majesty's Council for the Province. By Israel Loring, A.M. Pasto [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SECRETARYS BOOK OF THE SUSQUEHANNA INVINCIBLE VOLUNTEER COMPANY 1823-1840

      N.p. ca. 1840, N.p. - Narrow Folio, unpaginated, worn, some pages stuck, stained By-Laws, list of volunteers. Covers from 1823-1840 on 23 leaves. Narrow folio. Balance of ledger has minor scrap notes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ellis Gray Loring's Sammelband of 22 Religious pamphlets printed between 1731-1840

      [Boston?]: Various, 1840. Hardcover. Fair. 8vo. Marbled paper covered boards. Spine is missing. Front board detached. Rear board attached by single thread and likely to detach. Right front flyleaf and the front blank end paper are loose. An abbreviated list of titles handwritten in old ink on the loose front end paper. Previous owner signature of Ellis Gray Loring on the front paste down. Ellis Gray Loring was an attorney from Massachusetts, an Abolitionist, and one of the founders of the New England Anti-Slavery Society. The list of 22 separate publications includes the following titles along with brief descriptions:1. A Tribute to the Memory of the Rev. Noah Worcestor, D.D. in A Discourse Delivered in Boston, November 12, 1837, By William Channing. Boston, 1837. 28 pages. Very good;2. National Humiliation. A Sermon, Preached in Hollis Street Church, Fast Day Morning, April 2, 1840, by John Pierpont. Boston, 1840. 16 pages. Very good;3. A Discourse Delivered at the Installation of the Rev. Mellish Irving Motte, As Pastor of the South Congregational Society, in Boston, May 21, 1828 by William Ellery Channing. Boston, 1828. 43 pages. Very good;4. "The Things That Make for Peace." A Sermon Preached in Hollis Street Church, Sunday, 3d December, 1837. By John Pierpont. Boston, 1837. 15 pages. Very good;5. A Discourse Delivered at the Installation of the Rev. Mellish Irving Motte, As Pastor of the South Congregational Society, In Boston, May 21, 1828. By William Ellery Channing. Boston, 1828. 43 pages. Very good;6. Three Sermons; Delivered in the First Universalist Church, in The City of New York, on Easter Sunday, March 26, 1826, In Which is Embodied A Brief Portraiture of Christian Theology. By Abner Kneeland, Pastor. New York, 1826. Very good;7. Angelic Ministrations. A Sermon Preached in Hollis Street Church, In Boston, Sunday, April 16, 1837, The Spire of the Church Having Been Struck by Lightning, On Saturday 8th of the Month. By John Pierpont. Boston, 1837. 17 pages. Very good condition;8. A Discourse, Concerning Unlimited Submission and Non-Resistance to the Higher Powers; With Some Reflections on the Resistance Made to King Charles I. And on the Anniversary of His Death...Published at the Bequest of the Bearers, By Jonathan Mayhew, A.M. Pastor of West Church in Boston. Boston: Printed and sold by D. Fowle, in Queen Street 1750. Boston: Re-Printed by Hall & Goss, Congress Street, second Room over the Post Office. 1818. 48 pages. Light toning. Very good;9. Ministers must Certainly and Shortly Die. A Sermon Preached at Marlborough Feb. 7, 1730-31 (Since a little Enlarg'd) Occasioned by the Death Of the Reverend and Learned Mr. Robert Breck, Late Pastor of the Church of Christ there; Who Expired Jan. 6. 1730 31 In the 49th Year of his Age. By Israel Loring, M.A. and Pastor of the West Church in Sudbury. Boston, N.E. Printed by S. Kneeland and T. Green 1731. Half title page (outer wrap), title page, 24 pages. [Early American Imprints. No. 3436] Very good;10. Private Christians Helpers of their Ministers in Christ Jesus. A Sermon Preach'd (in part) at Hopkinston, April 9, 1735. By Israel Loring, A.M. Pastor of the West Church in Sudbury. Boston. Circa 1735. [S. Kneeland and T. Green] [Early American Imprints. No. 3920] The title page is torn at bottom with missing date and printer information with the exception of "T. Green,". Half title page, title page, 26 pages. Half title page torn and patched. Loss of printed text (due to possible small rodent or bug damage) on the title page and bottom sections of the first 10 pages. Poor condition;11. The Duty of Apostatizing People to remember from whence they are fallen, and repent, and do their first Works. A Sermon Preached before His Excellency Jonathan Belcher, Esq; The Honourable His Majesty's Council, And the Honourable House of Representatives of the Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New England, May 25th. 1737. Being the Anniversary for the Election of His Majesty's Council for the Province. By Israel Loring, A.M. Pastor of the Church in Sudbury. Boston: Printed by S. Kneeland, Printer to the Honourable House of Representatives, 1737. Half title page, title page, 68 pages. Half title page is torn missing about a quarter of the top section. Old ink inscription on the half title page - "From John Rupel, Esqr". [Early American Imprints. No. 4153]. Good condition;12. The Duty which Ministers and their People mutually owe to each other, considered. A Sermon Preach'd at the Ordination Of the Reverend Mr. Gideon Richardson, At Wells, Feb. 27. 1754. By Israel Loring, M.A. Pastor of the West Church in Sudbury...Boston: Printed by S. Kneeland, opposite to the Prison in Queen-Street. 1754. Half, title page, title page, 26 pages. Text has been gnawed at the upper edges of the paper (no missing printed text). "Printers Gift" written in old ink bottom of title page. [Early American Imprints. No. 7231]. Good condition;13. The Times. A Discourse Delivered in the Hollis Street Church, Boston, on Sunday, June 11, 1837. By Henry Colman. Boston, 1837. 28 pages. Very good condition;14. Views of The World From Halley's Comet: A Discourse, Delivered in Paradise Street Chapel, Liverpool, September 27th, 1835. By James Martineau. London, 1835. 20 pages. Very good condition;15. (1st Series. No. 108) A Discourse on Some of the Distinguishing Opinions of Unitarians, Delivered at Baltimore in 1819. By William Channing, D.D. Twelfth Edition. Printed for the American Unitarian Association. Boston, 1836. 47 pages. Untrimmed. Very good condition;16. The Polly of Aspiring at Universal Applause. A Discourse Delivered in The Unitarian Church, Charleston, S.C. By Samuel Gilman, D.D. Pastor. Charleston: Printed by S. S. Miller, 50 East Bay. 1838. 14 pages, [1] blank. Trimmed wraps. Inscribed by the author to "Ellis G. Loring, with the affection of S. G." Very good condition;17. Moral Rule of Political Action. A Discourse, Delivered in Hollis Street Church, Sunday, January 27, 1839. By John Pierpont. Boston, 1839. 24 pages. Trimmed. Very good condition;18. The Ministry For the Poor. A Discourse Delivered Before the Benevolent Fraternity of Churches in Boston, On Their First Anniversary, April 9, 1835. By William E. Channing. Boston, 1835. 48 pages. Very good condition;19. A Sermon, Preached At Hingman, March 19, 1837; Being the Sunday After the Death of Mrs. Cecilia Brooks. By Samuel J. May, Minister of the Second Parish in Scituate, Mass. Hingman: Press of J. Farmer. 1837. 30 pages. Very good condition;20. New Heavens and a New Earth. A Discourse Preached in Hollis Street Church, Sunday, January 1, 1837. By John Pierpont. Boston, 1837. 18 pages, [1] blank. Very good condition;21. The Signs of the Times. A Sermon Preached Sunday, March 6, 1836. By George Putnam, Minister of the First Church in Roxbury. Boston, 1836. 24 pages. Very good condition;22. A Discourse, Delivered in The North Church, In Salem, On Saturday, 4th of April, 1829, At the Interment of Edward Augustus Holyoke, M.D....By John Brazer, Pastor of the North Society, In Salem, Mass. Salem, 1829. 34 pages. Inscription at the top of the title page "Ellis Gray Loring Esq. with the respects of his friend J. G. King". Very good condition.

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        Antique Drawing-UTRECHT-CANAL-CITY HALL-Prout-Faithorne-c.1840

      - Antique drawing, untitled. Original 19th c. drawing of the Old Canal in Utrecht with the City Hall. pencil drawing on wove paper. Description: After a lithograph from: 'Sketches made in Flanders and Germany and drawn on stone by Samuel Prout.', published in London, 1833. Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Augusta Faithorne' after 'Samuel Prout'. We were not able to find information on the artist Augusta Faithorne(?). Samuel Prout (1783 - 1852) was one of the masters of British watercolour architectural painting. Prout secured the position of Painter in Water-Colours in Ordinary to King George IV in 1829 and afterwards to Queen Victoria. Prout is often compared to his contemporaries; Turner, Gainsborough, Constable and Ruskin, whom he taught. Condition: Good, given age. Sheet with pencil drawing attached to thick carrier, with unclear signature of artist written with ink onto carrier at bottom left. Carrier sheet with some nicks and a tear at bottom right not effecting drawing. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: B35-28 The overall size is ca. 14.3 x 20.9 inch. The image size is ca. 11 x 15.9 inch. The overall size is ca. 36.3 x 53 cm. The image size is ca. 28 x 40.5 cm.

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        Oelsnitz (Vogtland). - Souvenirblatt. - "Oelsnitz, seine Kirchen u. Hauptgebäude".

      - Historische Ortsansicht. Lithographie, koloriert und eiweißgehöht, um 1840. Von J.H. Ketzschau, nach Wilhelm Wegener. 27,3 x 31 cm (Darstellung ) / 30,7 x 39 cm (Blatt). Unterhalb der Darstellung mittig betitelt, darunter mit dem Vermerk "Verlag von Hermann Schmidt in Dresden" versehen. Sowie mit den Künstlerangaben "Nach d. Nat. gez. v. W. Wegener" unten links und "Steindr. v. J. H. Ketzschau in Dresden" unten rechts versehen. Einzelne Darstellungen jeweils unterhalb beschriftet. - Seltenes und schönes Souvenirblatt im Stile der Romantik. Um die Gesamtansicht in der Mitte gruppieren sich neun kleinere Ansichten, die "Die Knabenschule, Das Rathaus, Die Superintendur, die Diaconatgebäude, Die Stadtkirche, die Mädchenschule, Das Schiesshaus, Das Casino, Die Gottesackerkirche" zeigen. - Blatt im Randbereich leicht gebräunt und beschmutzt, geringe Randläsuren. Original Buchfaltung, geglättet. Insgesamt in einem guten Erhaltungszustand mit ansprechendem Kolorit. J.H. Ketzschau (1. Hälfte 19. Jh.). Deutscher Lithograf in Dresden. Tätig unter anderem für Sachsens Kirchen-Galerie. Wilhelm Wegener (1812 Dresden - 1879 Gruna bei Dresden). Deutscher Tier- und Landschaftsmaler der Romantik. Schüler der Kunstakademien Kopenhagen und Dresden bei Johan Christian Clausen Dahl und Christian Vogel von Vogelstein. Verdiente seinen Lebensunterhalt vorerst als Lithograf, bevor er 1860 zum sächsischen Hofmaler ernannt wurde. Sprache: Deutsch

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        STRASSEN-KARTE DES LOMBARDISCH-VENEZIANISCHEN KOENIGREICHES. GOUVERNEMENT LOMBARDEI

      1840. Carta stradale dettagliata della Lombardia, telata e divisa a stacchi, in coloritura coeva

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        Hog Hunting, the set of 4. [1] The Find; [2] The Burst; [3] The Charge; [4] The Tired Pig.

      London Fores c 1840 - Four aquatints with etching, uncoloured, each 58.5 x 78.5 cm. An extremely scarce complete set of these rare Indian hog hunting scenes. They depict one of the most exciting and dangerous of colonial sporting pastimes. What the hog lacked in size, it more than made up for in speed, agility and ferocity, testing the huntsman's equestrian skills to the limit. Captain John Platt (1802-1857) served in the 23rd Native Infantry Regiment in Bengal from the age of eighteen. The central plains of Bengal, between the natural boundaries of the Himalayas to the north, and the sea to the south, provide the setting for these scenes. Their publication can be dated between his promotion to captain in 1833, and his elevation to the rank of Major in 1847. Despite such dedication to his regiment, culminating in attaining the rank of colonel, he was murdered by mutineers from within his own ranks in 1857. Siltzer, p.335; Schwerdt III, p.122.

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        Niagara Falls. Indistinctly signed on the verso; "A. Venti'". (lower left).

      c.[1840/1850?].. 24.2x 40cm, (9.5x 16"), expertly cleaned and backed,in beautiful ornate antique frame. .

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        The South Australian Colonist and Settler's Weekly Record of British, Foreign, and Colonial Intelligence. Volume 1, Number 1, Tuesday, March 10, 1840 to Volume 1, Number 22, Tuesday, August 4, 1840

      London, 'Printed for the Proprietor, by William Cecil Huttmann', 1840. Folio, 352 pages (16 pages each issue). Early binder's cloth recently rebacked, retaining the top two-thirds of the spine; cloth marked and mottled, with some neat restoration to the corners; edges a little marked; very light tidemarks to the leading edge of the front flyleaf and an initial blank; leading edge of the first few leaves of Number 22 slightly chipped; bottom lefthand corner piece missing from the last leaf, with the loss of about 15 words of text and a small amount of the colophon (which is the same in each issue); overall a very good run of the first 22 issues of this weekly, which ceased publication with Volume 1, Number 29 on Tuesday, September 22, 1840. The prospectus appears on pages 7 and 8 of the first issue; the proprietors' object is 'not mercenary but patriotic ... they are not the organs of any party ... they will offer a fearless and uncompromising opposition to every deviation from the self-supporting principle on which [South Australia] is founded'. Their aim in part 'is to present an impartial record of the colonial intelligence ... 1st, from the colonial papers; 2ndly, from direct correspondents in the colony and other exclusive sources'. Accordingly, it contains much original material. The editor was John Stephens (1806-1850); 'about 1838 George Fife Angas employed him to write emigration propaganda. Stephens's first notable work was "The Land of Promise", republished in 1839 as "The History of the Rise and Progress of the New British Province of South Australia". In that year his exposure of absurdities in T. Horton James, "Six Months in South Australia" (London, 1839), ran to three editions. He also edited the "South Australian Colonist", on which Angas lost heavily; it was replaced in 1841 by the monthly "South Australian News" at a cheaper rate' (Australian Dictionary of Biography). The ownership signature of R[obert] K[yffin] Thomas is pencilled onto the front flyleaf, and the blindstamp of the 'Register & Observer Office, Adelaide' appears on an early blank leaf. Sir Robert Kyffin Thomas (1851-1910), the grandson of Robert Thomas, who arrived on the 'Africaine' at Holdfast Bay in 1836 with a printing press, was himself an influential newspaperman in the state. 'In 1877 he became the principal joint proprietor of the "South Australian Register", and as chief of staff he also edited the "Adelaide Observer". A parliamentary reporter, he was in charge of the Hansard branch until 1882, when he became general manager of the "South Australian Register" which became the "Register" in 1901' (Australian Dictionary of Biography). Ferguson 3082.

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        Master Humphrey's Clock By "Boz."

      - London: Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand, [April, 1840 - November 1841]. 88 weekly parts as issued, large 8vo., 10 1/2" x 7", [1]-12; 13-24; [25]-36; [37]-48; [49]-60; 61-72; [73]-84; 85-96; [97]-108; [109]-120; 121-132; [133]-144; [145]-156; 157-168; 169-180; 181-192; [193]-204; 205-216; 217-228; 229-240; 241-252; 253-264; 265-276; 277-288; 289-300; iv, 301-306, [2]; [1]-12; 13-24; 25-36; 37-48; [49]-60; 61-72; 73-84; 85-96; 97-108; 109-120; 121-132; 133-144; 145-156; 157-168; 169-180; 181-192; 193-204; 205-216; 217-228; [229]-240; 241-252; 253-264; 265-276; 277-288; 289-300; vi, 301-306, [2]; [1]-12; 13-24; 25-36; 37-48; 49-60; [61]-72; 73-84; 85-96; 97-108; [109]-120; [121]-132; 133-144; 145-156; [157]-168; 169-180; 181-192; 193-204; 205-216; [217]-228; 229-240; 241-252; 253-264; [265]-276; 277-288; 289-300; 301-312; [313]-324; 325-336; 337-348; 349-360; 361-372; 373-384; 385-396; 397-408; 409-420; [4], 421-426, [2] pp., three engraved frontispieces, 170 woodcuts in text, and 25 initials. Original white wrappers printed in black with wood engraved title, uncut, untrimmed. Housed in a custom brown quarter-morocco and brown cloth clamshell case, gilt, with chemises. Apart from the last four numbers which have fairly chipped wrappers, the set is in overall very good clean condition. First edition, first issue of all 88 original weekly parts. Two frontispieces and 130 woodcuts by H. K. Browne, one frontispiece and 38 woodcuts by George Cattermole, one woodcut by S. Williams, and one woodcut by Daniel Maclise. Master Humphrey's Clock was an ambitious experiment published by Dickens himself, originally conceived to encompass more diverse content rather than the usual serial stories. Due to a drop off in circulation that original project was abandoned and a serial was begun at the fourth number under the title of The Old Curiosity Shop. Hatton and Cleaver 163-182. Eckel 61-65. Thomson 30. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Master Humphrey's Clock

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1840-1. 3 volumes, duodecimo in sixes. Original purple rib-grained cloth, elaborate gilt-stamped lettered spines, gilt-stamped clock device on front covers, floral borders in blind to covers. Frontispieces, 194 illustrations, of which 154 are by Browne, 19 by Cattermole, and 1 by Daniel Maclise. Spines uniformly faded, vols. 1 and 3 with fading to edges of front covers, very minor wear to tips, minor mark to fore edge of vol. 1, a little foxing to contents, loss to fore-corner of vol. 3 p. 36, not affecting text. A very good set. First edition, first issue, with all the required issue points as stated by Smith. Master Humphrey's Clock contains Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge, what Gordon Ray describes as "the pinnacle of Dickensian Gothic". He goes on to note that Phiz (H. K. Browne) "is in excellent form" and that George Cattermole's "wonderful clutter of antiquarian or architectural detail is well suited to Dickens's chosen subjects". Master Humphrey's Clock was a publishing experiment on Dickens's part, unique in his canon, of issuing two novels together.

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        Ellis Gray Loring's Sammelband of 22 Religious pamphlets printed between 1731-1840

      [Boston?]: Various, 1840. Hardcover. Fair. 8vo. Marbled paper covered boards. Spine is missing. Front board detached. Rear board attached by single thread and likely to detach. Right front flyleaf and the front blank end paper are loose. An abbreviated list of titles handwritten in old ink on the loose front end paper. Previous owner signature of Ellis Gray Loring on the front paste down. Ellis Gray Loring was an attorney from Massachusetts, an Abolitionist, and one of the founders of the New England Anti-Slavery Society. The list of 22 separate publications includes the following titles along with brief descriptions: 1. A Tribute to the Memory of the Rev. Noah Worcestor, D.D. in A Discourse Delivered in Boston, November 12, 1837, By William Channing. Boston, 1837. 28 pages. Very good; 2. National Humiliation. A Sermon, Preached in Hollis Street Church, Fast Day Morning, April 2, 1840, by John Pierpont. Boston, 1840. 16 pages. Very good; 3. A Discourse Delivered at the Installation of the Rev. Mellish Irving Motte, As Pastor of the South Congregational Society, in Boston, May 21, 1828 by William Ellery Channing. Boston, 1828. 43 pages. Very good; 4. "The Things That Make for Peace." A Sermon Preached in Hollis Street Church, Sunday, 3d December, 1837. By John Pierpont. Boston, 1837. 15 pages. Very good; 5. A Discourse Delivered at the Installation of the Rev. Mellish Irving Motte, As Pastor of the South Congregational Society, In Boston, May 21, 1828. By William Ellery Channing. Boston, 1828. 43 pages. Very good; 6. Three Sermons; Delivered in the First Universalist Church, in The City of New York, on Easter Sunday, March 26, 1826, In Which is Embodied A Brief Portraiture of Christian Theology. By Abner Kneeland, Pastor. New York, 1826. Very good; 7. Angelic Ministrations. A Sermon Preached in Hollis Street Church, In Boston, Sunday, April 16, 1837, The Spire of the Church Having Been Struck by Lightning, On Saturday 8th of the Month. By John Pierpont. Boston, 1837. 17 pages. Very good condition; 8. A Discourse, Concerning Unlimited Submission and Non-Resistance to the Higher Powers; With Some Reflections on the Resistance Made to King Charles I. And on the Anniversary of His Death...Published at the Bequest of the Bearers, By Jonathan Mayhew, A.M. Pastor of West Church in Boston. Boston: Printed and sold by D. Fowle, in Queen Street 1750. Boston: Re-Printed by Hall & Goss, Congress Street, second Room over the Post Office. 1818. 48 pages. Light toning. Very good; 9. Ministers must Certainly and Shortly Die. A Sermon Preached at Marlborough Feb. 7, 1730-31 (Since a little Enlarg'd) Occasioned by the Death Of the Reverend and Learned Mr. Robert Breck, Late Pastor of the Church of Christ there; Who Expired Jan. 6. 1730 31 In the 49th Year of his Age. By Israel Loring, M.A. and Pastor of the West Church in Sudbury. Boston, N.E. Printed by S. Kneeland and T. Green 1731. Half title page (outer wrap), title page, 24 pages. [Early American Imprints. No. 3436] Very good; 10. Private Christians Helpers of their Ministers in Christ Jesus. A Sermon Preach'd (in part) at Hopkinston, April 9, 1735. By Israel Loring, A.M. Pastor of the West Church in Sudbury. Boston. Circa 1735. [S. Kneeland and T. Green] [Early American Imprints. No. 3920] The title page is torn at bottom with missing date and printer information with the exception of "T. Green,". Half title page, title page, 26 pages. Half title page torn and patched. Loss of printed text (due to possible small rodent or bug damage) on the title page and bottom sections of the first 10 pages. Poor condition; 11. The Duty of Apostatizing People to remember from whence they are fallen, and repent, and do their first Works. A Sermon Preached before His Excellency Jonathan Belcher, Esq; The Honourable His Majesty's Council, And the Honourable House of Representatives of the Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New England, May 25th. 1737. Being the Anniversary for the Election of His Majesty's Council for the Province. By Israel Loring, A.M. Pastor of the Church in Sudbury. Boston: Printed by S. Kneeland, Printer to the Honourable House of Representatives, 1737. Half title page, title page, 68 pages. Half title page is torn missing about a quarter of the top section. Old ink inscription on the half title page - "From John Rupel, Esqr". [Early American Imprints. No. 4153]. Good condition; 12. The Duty which Ministers and their People mutually owe to each other, considered. A Sermon Preach'd at the Ordination Of the Reverend Mr. Gideon Richardson, At Wells, Feb. 27. 1754. By Israel Loring, M.A. Pastor of the West Church in Sudbury...Boston: Printed by S. Kneeland, opposite to the Prison in Queen-Street. 1754. Half, title page, title page, 26 pages. Text has been gnawed at the upper edges of the paper (no missing printed text). "Printers Gift" written in old ink bottom of title page. [Early American Imprints. No. 7231]. Good condition; 13. The Times. A Discourse Delivered in the Hollis Street Church, Boston, on Sunday, June 11, 1837. By Henry Colman. Boston, 1837. 28 pages. Very good condition; 14. Views of The World From Halley's Comet: A Discourse, Delivered in Paradise Street Chapel, Liverpool, September 27th, 1835. By James Martineau. London, 1835. 20 pages. Very good condition; 15. (1st Series. No. 108) A Discourse on Some of the Distinguishing Opinions of Unitarians, Delivered at Baltimore in 1819. By William Channing, D.D. Twelfth Edition. Printed for the American Unitarian Association. Boston, 1836. 47 pages. Untrimmed. Very good condition; 16. The Polly of Aspiring at Universal Applause. A Discourse Delivered in The Unitarian Church, Charleston, S.C. By Samuel Gilman, D.D. Pastor. Charleston: Printed by S. S. Miller, 50 East Bay. 1838. 14 pages, [1] blank. Trimmed wraps. Inscribed by the author to "Ellis G. Loring, with the affection of S. G." Very good condition; 17. Moral Rule of Political Action. A Discourse, Delivered in Hollis Street Church, Sunday, January 27, 1839. By John Pierpont. Boston, 1839. 24 pages. Trimmed. Very good condition; 18. The Ministry For the Poor. A Discourse Delivered Before the Benevolent Fraternity of Churches in Boston, On Their First Anniversary, April 9, 1835. By William E. Channing. Boston, 1835. 48 pages. Very good condition; 19. A Sermon, Preached At Hingman, March 19, 1837; Being the Sunday After the Death of Mrs. Cecilia Brooks. By Samuel J. May, Minister of the Second Parish in Scituate, Mass. Hingman: Press of J. Farmer. 1837. 30 pages. Very good condition; 20. New Heavens and a New Earth. A Discourse Preached in Hollis Street Church, Sunday, January 1, 1837. By John Pierpont. Boston, 1837. 18 pages, [1] blank. Very good condition; 21. The Signs of the Times. A Sermon Preached Sunday, March 6, 1836. By George Putnam, Minister of the First Church in Roxbury. Boston, 1836. 24 pages. Very good condition; 22. A Discourse, Delivered in The North Church, In Salem, On Saturday, 4th of April, 1829, At the Interment of Edward Augustus Holyoke, M.D....By John Brazer, Pastor of the North Society, In Salem, Mass. Salem, 1829. 34 pages. Inscription at the top of the title page "Ellis Gray Loring Esq. with the respects of his friend J. G. King". Very good condition.

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        Outlines of a grammar, vocabulary and phraseology of the Aboriginal language of South Australia,

      1840 - spoken by the natives in and for some distance around Adelaide. First edition. 8vo. Modern printed wrappers. (x), 24, 76pp. Adelaide, published by the authors at the native location, A very good copy of this early Adelaide imprint and important Kaurna grammar and vocabulary. The authors were Lutheran missionaries and pastors. They arrived in Adelaide on 12 October 1838 and immediately set about establishing a school. This was their first publication. The extensive vocabulary includes a section on ?the names of places and rivers.? Ferguson, 3102. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

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

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        MÜNCHEN. - Nymphenburg., "Ansichten aus dem Garten des koenigl. Lustschlosses Nymphenburg bei München". Folge von 8 Ansichten.

      8 Lithographien mit Tonplatte, um 1840, je 16,5 x 25,5 cm. Nicht bei Lentner. - Die Ansichten sind wie folgt betitelt: "K. Lustschloss Nymphenburg" (Ansicht von der Frontseite mit Fontäne), "Amalienburg", "Badenburg", "Pagodenburg", "Tempel" (Blick über den See mit Schwänen), "Magdalena-Kapelle", "Cascade" und "Pan". - Der Umschlag gestempelt und beschriftet. Die Blätter verso mit Stempel, sonst sehr sauber und frisch. - Sehr seltene Folge. BAYERN, Oberbayern

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        Bauer mit seinem Sohn auf einem Feldweg. / Farmer and his son on a field path.

      Sehr feine und sehr dekorative original Pastell-Zeichnung mit Wasserfarben von ca. 1840. - Trotz offensichtlicher Popularität zu Lebzeiten sind die genauen Lebensdaten von Ferdinand Marohn unbekannt. Geboren um 1810. Landschafts- und Genremaler aus Gransee (Brandenburg), beschickte 1839/42 die Ausstellungen der Berliner Akademie (mit Berliner Adresse) und 1846/59 den Pariser Salon (mit Pariser Adresse). Bilder in den Museen Ajaccio und Reims. (Thieme/Becker, Band 26, S. 126) -- alt auf Trägerpapier montiert - gut erhalten / very good condition -- Very attractive pastel drawing with watercolor. - signiert im unteren linken Rand. / signed in lower left margin. -- Bild-Masse: 300 x 244mm.

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        Master Humphrey’s Clock...With Illustrations By George Cattermole and Hablot Browne.

      London: Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand, MDCCCXL-MDCCCXLI (1840-41). Three vols. bound in two, large 8vo., iv, [1]-306; [1]-228; vi, 229-306; vi, [1]-426 pp., 196 woodcut engravings including textual, frontispieces and initials. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, backstrip with gilt rules and black morocco title strips, all edges marbled. Boards edges are rubbed, scattered foxing, light-blue stains on pp. 218-220 of volume one, otherwise very good. First edition thus. After completion of the periodical the whole was bound in a three volume set, seen here in a contemporary rebinding. Master Humphrey’s Clock was an ambitious experiment published by Dickens himself, originally conceived to encompass more diverse content rather than the usual serial stories. Due to a drop off in circulation that original project was abandoned and a serial was begun at the fourth number under the title of The Old Curiosity Shop. Podeschi A51. Eckel 61-65. Hatton and Cleaver 163-182.

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        Preamble and Constitution of the Newtown Square Horse Company of Newtown, Delaware County, Pa

      [Newtown Square, Pa.], 1840. Title in 4 lines, text in double columns of 65 lines. 1 vols. 13 x 10-3/4 inches. Old folds (a few archival tissue reinforcements on verso, chiefly at margins not affecting the text). Title in 4 lines, text in double columns of 65 lines. 1 vols. 13 x 10-3/4 inches. "observe the conduct of every stranger". The constitution of the Society, the Preamble of which says "Whereas, it appears that for want of some general system of action and mutual aid amongst the inhabitants of this district, much loss has been sustained and many thieves and other villains have escaped. Therefore, be it Resolved that we this day form ourselves into a Company for the protection of property known by the name style and Title of Newtown Square Horse Company, of Newtown Township, Delaware County, and State of Pennsylvania, for the detection of Horse Thieves, and the recovery of stolen property." The Constitution comprises 23 sections outlining the aims of the Company and giving the text of hand bills to be printed to offer rewards for stolen horses. Section 15th. Members are enjoined strictly, to observe the conduct of every stranger coming into thweir neighborhood without any known business, to diligently watch the movements of all suspected persons, to acquire a habit of noticing all travellers and horses that come in their ways ... Undated, but a notice in the Delaware County American for 22 February 1840 identifies James Lewis of Marple as the Secretary, and given the address "at the Sign of the Fox Chase, RIchard Millison, proprietor". Not in OCLC

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        Travels to the City of the Caliphs,

      1840 - Along the Shores of the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean. Including a Voyage to the Coast of Arabia, and a Tour on the Island of Socotra. First edition. 2 vols. Folding map & lithograph frontispiece to each vol. 8vo. Contemporary calf rebacked gilt spines laid down extra, an Eton gift bindng. London, A scarce book which is one of the best English nineteenth century accounts of Arabia and the Gulf, in which Wellsted wrote up and edited the adventures of his friend Lieut. Ormsby. In addition he also included his impressions of Socotra where he had travelled for some weeks in early 1834 whilst on leave from the surveying ship Palinarus.Macro, 2283. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        5 Volumes: Science & Literatuare in the Middle Ages; The XVIIth Century France 1700-1789; Manners Customs & Dress During the Middle Ages; The Arts in the Middle Ages; Military & Religious Life in the Middle Ages: Illustrated with Chromolithographs and Wood Engravings

      London: Bickers and Son, I, Leicester Square, N.D.S. c. 1840-50s - HCs - Bound in Red Moroccon leather with decadent gilt decor/bordering to covers/spine; Gilt lettering to spine with raised spine bands. Gilt edges and green bookmarker sewn into headband. Gentle rubbing ro extremities. --Science & Literature in the Middles Ages with red/blue marbled endpapers, Beautiful Color Choromolithograph Frontis plus tissue guard before b/w and color title page: "The Kind of Navarre, Henri d'Albret plus 12 other Color Chromolithographs with 400+ wood engravings, prolificly printed throughout. [Preface, vi-viii] 552pp. Thick 4to. --The XVIIth Century France 1700-1789 with red/blue marbled endpapers, Beautiful Color Choromolithograph Frontis plus tissue gaurd beautiful title page, "The Hotel de Villars" plus 20 other Chromolithograph Color Plates and 400+ wood engravings, prolific imaging aswell, [Preface, vi-vxi] 489 pp. (ER), 4to. --Manners, Customs and Dress During the Middle Ages with red/blue marbled endpapers, Beautiful Color Choromolithograph Frontis plus tissue gaurd beautiful title page,"The Queen of Sheba before Solomon" plus 14 other prestine Color Chromolithographs and 400+ wood endgravings; [Preface, vi-xviii] 554pp. 4to --The Arts in the Middle Ages with green/gold (2 volumes have these colored endpapers) marbled endpapers, Beautiful Color Choromolithograph Frontis plus tissue gaurd beautiful title page,"The Annuciation" plus 18 othe color Chromolithographs and 400+ wood engravings beautifull installed throughout, [Preface, vi-xix] 549pp, 4to. ---Military and Religious Life in the Middle Ages, with green/gold marbled endpapers, Beautiful Color Choromolithograph Frontis plus tissue gaurd beautiful title page, "Anne of Brittney, Queen of France" plus 13 other Color Chromolithograph Plates and 400+ wood gravings. [Preface, vi-xiv] 504pp, 4to. --- Numerous famous Illustrators in all Volumes. DECADENT 5 VOLUME SET!!! RARE in this CONDITION/BINDING/STYLE. EXTREMELY ELEGANT SET!!! SEE PHOTOS!!! --Dave B. Box 4 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Untitled Artwork Depicting A Roundhead Congregation.

      [c.1840?] Unsigned watercolour on paper; sl. damage to surface in lower left corner. Image approx. 29 x 38cm, In a 20th century wooden frame, glazed; sl. damage to moulding at lower edge.A scene from the English Civil War. A congregation of Parliamentarians stand at ease in front of a church altar from which one of their number speaks, his right hand outstretched. George Cattermole, 1800-1868, was an English artist and illustrator, chiefly known for his watercolour paintings, and especially his romantic representations of scenes from British history.'The great romantic movement among the artists of France was simultaneous with the appearance of Cattermole, who may be considered as the ally of Delacroix and Bonnington, and as the greatest representative, if not the founder, in England of the art that sought its motives in the restoration of bygone times ...' (ODNB.) PLEASE NOTE: For customers within the UK and the EU, this item is subject to VAT.

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

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

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        Slavery

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

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        80V ARCHIVE ANTIQUE ITALIAN HISTORY POLITICAL PAMPHLETS 1840S 1850S CAVOUR GARIBALDI PIUS IX RISORGIMENTO UNIFICATION ENGRAVED MILITARY MAP

      Various. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1840. Pamphlet. About eighty pamphlets from Italy, printed in the 1840s and 1850s. Most are political, dating from the turbulent period of the Risorgimento when the different states on the peninsula were struggling to unite into a single country. Others deal with politics and religion, as the Papal States under Pius IX resisted unification. As primary sources, these documents may offer valuable insight into a critical historical era. One features a beautifully engraved military map. Shipping weight about 10 pounds. .

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        COSTANTINOPOLI. Effigiata e descritta, con una notizia su le celebri sette chiese dell'Asia Minore ed altri siti osservabili del Levante.

      Torino, A. Fontana e G. Pomba e Comp., 1840. In-4 p. (mm. 290x205), 2 voll., mz. pelle coeva (con abras.), fregi e tit. oro al dorso, pp. XIV,818 (numeraz, continua), con antiporta figur., ornato da pregevoli testate e finali inc. su legno. L'opera è illustrata, come da indice, da 98 bellissime tavole di vedute, monumenti e costumi, inc. in acciaio (tutte protette da velina con didascalia) + 1 "carta geologica dell'Europa e di parte dell'Asia Occidentale e dell'Africa Settentrionale" a colori e non indicata in indice. Storia della capitale dell'impero ottomano, del suo governo, della religione e suoi costumi islamici, dei suoi monumenti antichi e moderni. "Edizione originale". Cfr. CLIO,I, p. 307 - Brunet,VI,27911. Con arross. e fiorit. interc. nel t. ma buon esemplare.

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        LA VESTALE TRAGEDIA LIRICA IN TRE ATTI

      STAMPERIA DI PACI, 1840. ITALIANO 0,2 Breve opera con copertina leggermente scurita e con lieve fioritura. Presenti lievi gore alla quarta. Pagine con lieve frastagliamento ai bordi. Testi chiari. Risultano scucite la pagine da 5 a 8 e da 19 a 22. USATO

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        A Narrative of the Battle of St. Vincent. With Anecdotes of Nelson, before and after that Battle.

      London: Saunders and Otley, 1840 - Large octavo. Original vertical-ribbed blue-green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, elaborate panel-stamp to covers in blind enclosing gilt title to front, yellow surface-paper endpapers, gilt edges. Spine sunned, a little frayed at extremities, bumping to top edges of boards and to lightly worn corners, resultant mild cockling, small abrasion to front board, pale marking to rear board, damp-stain to foot of gutter from front pastedown to slightly spotted frontispiece, which has an additional pale tide mark at the bottom edge, the image unaffected, pale spotting to title page, marginal finger-marking to page 3. A very good copy in the fresh original cloth. Engraved portrait frontispiece, 8 plates of battle-plans, vignettes to the text. Second and best edition of "one of the most important eye-witness accounts of the battle" (NMM), the first edition to include the "anecdotes"; originally published in 1797, anonymously, as A Narrative of the Proceedings of the British Fleet [ ]. Drinkwater, probably best remembered for his account of the Siege of Gibraltar, was a friend of Nelson's and much accentuated his role in the battle, providing a number of the most enduring tales of this engagement. He had witnessed the battle from the Lively and received the Nelsonian "spin" directly from the source: "The day after the battle [Nelson] went on board Lively, which he knew was ordered back to England with dispatches [and] briefed Colonel Drinkwater" (Knight, The Pursuit of Victory p. 228). Nelson had not been mentioned in the published despatches but Drinkwater's account ensured that justice was done. Later in life, following the death of his brother-in-law, Drinkwater assumed his wife's name Bethune, hence his appellation on the title page of this volume. Uncommon. NMM V 1765.

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        Master Humphrey’s Clock By “Boz.”

      London: Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand, [April, 1840 - November 1841]. 88 weekly parts as issued, large 8vo., 10 1/2” x 7”, [1]-12; 13-24; [25]-36; [37]-48; [49]-60; 61-72; [73]-84; 85-96; [97]-108; [109]-120; 121-132; [133]-144; [145]-156; 157-168; 169-180; 181-192; [193]-204; 205-216; 217-228; 229-240; 241-252; 253-264; 265-276; 277-288; 289-300; iv, 301-306, [2]; [1]-12; 13-24; 25-36; 37-48; [49]-60; 61-72; 73-84; 85-96; 97-108; 109-120; 121-132; 133-144; 145-156; 157-168; 169-180; 181-192; 193-204; 205-216; 217-228; [229]-240; 241-252; 253-264; 265-276; 277-288; 289-300; vi, 301-306, [2]; [1]-12; 13-24; 25-36; 37-48; 49-60; [61]-72; 73-84; 85-96; 97-108; [109]-120; [121]-132; 133-144; 145-156; [157]-168; 169-180; 181-192; 193-204; 205-216; [217]-228; 229-240; 241-252; 253-264; [265]-276; 277-288; 289-300; 301-312; [313]-324; 325-336; 337-348; 349-360; 361-372; 373-384; 385-396; 397-408; 409-420; [4], 421-426, [2] pp., three engraved frontispieces, 170 woodcuts in text, and 25 initials. Original white wrappers printed in black with wood engraved title, uncut, untrimmed. Housed in a custom brown quarter-morocco and brown cloth clamshell case, gilt, with chemises. Apart from the last four numbers which have fairly chipped wrappers, the set is in overall very good clean condition. First edition, first issue of all 88 original weekly parts. Two frontispieces and 130 woodcuts by H. K. Browne, one frontispiece and 38 woodcuts by George Cattermole, one woodcut by S. Williams, and one woodcut by Daniel Maclise. Master Humphrey’s Clock was an ambitious experiment published by Dickens himself, originally conceived to encompass more diverse content rather than the usual serial stories. Due to a drop off in circulation that original project was abandoned and a serial was begun at the fourth number under the title of The Old Curiosity Shop. Hatton and Cleaver 163-182. Eckel 61-65. Thomson 30.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Jena, 26. X. 1840. - 3 SS. 4to. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Euer Hochwohlgeb. hocherfreuliche Geneigtheit, sich den Mitarbeitern des Archivs thätig anzuschließen, kann mich nur mit dem innigsten Danke und mit der festen Hoffnung erfüllen, dass diese Gewähr für den Fortgang eines lediglich im Sinn der Wissenschaft unternommenen Werkes Bürgschaft leistet. Ich werthe Ihre gütige Zusage um so dankbarer, als ich die Opfer kenne, mit denen dieselbe für eure Hochwohlgeboren verbunden sind. Wenn mich aber Euer Hochwohlgeb. auffordern, unter den vorgeschlagenen biographischen Abhandlungen eine Wahl zu treffen, so muss ich ergebenst bitten, sich gütigst überzeugt halten zu wollen, dass jede Arbeit Ihrer Feder den Anschein zur höchsten Zierde gereichen wird. Besonders gilt dies auch von der gütigst zugesagten Recension von Ermetins anecdota, die mir ebenfalls schon zugekommen sind. Hocherfreut bin ich über die Nachricht, dass die 'Bücherkunde' neu gedruckt wird [ ]". - Haeser habilitierte sich 1836 in Jena für Medizin und wurde nach mehrjähriger Praxis an der dortigen Poliklinik 1839 a.o., 1846 o. Professor. Neben seiner Lehrtätigkeit widmete er sich der Herausgabe des "Archivs für die gesammte Medicin", dem er von 1840 bis 1842 ein "Repertorium für die gesammte Medicin" beifügte. - Mit Einrissen an den Rändern.

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