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        The Pathfinder: or, The Inland Sea

      Lea & Blanchard, Philadelphia 1840 - First State with imprint of J. Fagan and T.K. & P.G. Collins at center of Vol. 1, p. [2]. Two volumes bound in one; recent full green pictorial gilt-embossed calf, gilt spine in six panels, new marbled endpapers; iv,13-240 & 233pp. Renewed endpapers. A Fine, clean copy in an attractive new binding. BAL 3892; WRIGHT I 656. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Views in Kairo. [Illustrations of Cairo].

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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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        FRANKFURT. "Ansicht von Frankfurt a/M". Blick von der Mainbrücke auf den Fluß und die Häuserzeilen am Ufer mit dem Dom rechts. Auf der Brücke zahlreiche Personengruppen (Handwerker, ein Bauer mit seiner Kuh, Spaziergänger mit Hund).

      - Lithographie von F. Heister nach Carl Morgenstern, gedruckt bei F.C. Vogel, Frankfurt, um 1840, 42,5 x 65,5 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XXV, S. 147/48. - Der Frankfurt Landschaftsmaler Carl Morgenstern lebte von 1811 bis 1893. Er war Schüler seines Vaters Johann Friedrich. Seit 1832 wirkte er in München, beeinflußt von Christian Morgenstern und Rottmann. Er bereiste Italien, Belgien, Holland und Frankreich. - Das monumentale Blatt auf getuschte Einfassungslinie geschnitten. Selten.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Portfolio Chinensis or A Collection of Authentic Chinese State Papers

      illustrative of the history of the present position of affairs in China with a translation, notes and introduction... First edition. Text in Chinese and English. 8vo. Bound in original blue Chinese brocade, original paper label on spine, a very good copy. [xvi], 191pp. Macao, Printed for the Translator at the New Washington Press of F. F. de Cruz,

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        TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1840. FIRST EDITION, Second Issue (the "in" in the copyright statement without the dot over the i; the running title on p. 9 with a break in the type). This is Dana's ground-breaking novel of life at sea, a work that helped launch the nautical adventure genre. The privileged son of a prominent Boston family, Dana (1815-82) took a two-year break from his studies at Harvard to rest eyes weakened by measles, and signed on as a seaman on a voyage around Cape Horn to Spanish California. This gripping account of the years 1834-36 is based largely on his journal from that period, and documents everything from the details of everyday life at sea to the cruel floggings that led Dana to vow "to redress the grievances and sufferings" of the common sailor. ANB notes that it "was an immediate success in the United States and in England, and it permanently influenced works about the sea, making their authors both more realistic about and also more cognizant of the common sailor's plight." According to the Grolier American 100, "the book has added importance because, while the brig was assembling hides for the return trip to Boston, Dana journeyed up into the California cattle country, of which he gives us our only trustworthy account before the 1849 gold rush." Dana went on to a have a lucrative career in admiralty law, but never lost his love of the sea: when his doctors ordered him to take time off to rest, he took the opportunity to sail solo around the world for 433 days.. 158 x 95 mm. (6 1/4 x 3 3/4"). 483 pp. FIRST EDITION, Second Issue (the "in" in the copyright statement without the dot over the i; the running title on p. 9 with a break in the type). Modern red three-quarter morocco, raised bands, spine panels with gilt fleuron, gilt titling. Grolier American 46; Howes D-49; Sabin 18448; Streeter Sale 2493; BAL 4434. Mild dampstaining throughout, always very light but causing a little wrinkling to the last half of the text, other trivial imperfections, but a very good copy, the text generally clean and fresh, and the binding unworn. This is Dana's ground-breaking novel of life at sea, a work that helped launch the nautical adventure genre. The privileged son of a prominent Boston family, Dana (1815-82) took a two-year break from his studies at Harvard to rest eyes weakened by measles, and signed on as a seaman on a voyage around Cape Horn to Spanish California. This gripping account of the years 1834-36 is based largely on his journal from that period, and documents everything from the details of everyday life at sea to the cruel floggings that led Dana to vow "to redress the grievances and sufferings" of the common sailor. ANB notes that it "was an immediate success in the United States and in England, and it permanently influenced works about the sea, making their authors both more realistic about and also more cognizant of the common sailor's plight." According to the Grolier American 100, "the book has added importance because, while the brig was assembling hides for the return trip to Boston, Dana journeyed up into the California cattle country, of which he gives us our only trustworthy account before the 1849 gold rush." Dana went on to a have a lucrative career in admiralty law, but never lost his love of the sea: when his doctors ordered him to take time off to rest, he took the opportunity to sail solo around the world for 433 days.

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        Life of Field Marshal, His Grace the Duke of Wellington.

      London: Henry Colburn 1840 - 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. An exceptionally good looking early Victorian full calf set with wide gilt raised bands, twin labels and dense gilt tooling to the panels. The boards have a series of blind and elaborately gilt panels. With engraved portraits to both volumes, 10 engraved plates, 2 engraved folding plans and an engraved folding map. A neat ink inscription is found on the first blank 'on leaving Eton' in 1842 from Lords Burghley and Cecil to John Wolley, the famous English naturalist and ornithologist. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: McConnell Fine Books ABA & ILAB]
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        Vita del conte Stefano Sanvitale

      Carmignani Filippo, Parma 1840 - In-4 grande (cm.31), pp. XI, (1) 315. Con 1 ritratto in litografia fuori testo. Copia di lusso impressa su carta forte. Legatura in cartonato editoriale con titolo tipografico su tassello in carta applicato al dorso. Ottimo esemplare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: AU SOLEIL D'OR Studio Bibliografico]
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        ALS to Thomas Mitton, from Devonshire Terrace, Sunday 18th October. ?It is mortal long and complicated.?

      [1840] 1840 - 27 lines on first & second side of folded 8vo sheet. With addressed envelope. Not in Pilgrim Letters or either addenda. Primarily about the sales and remaining stock of Master Humphrey?s Clock. ?I am very sorry I had made an engagement last Monday evening, and could not very well break it . I have the clock account, and you shall see it. It is mortal long and complicated .? Dickens records the total receipts of c.£10,600 and the total expenditure ?including the cost of the stock? . of c.£10,300 leaving ?Balance in money now in hand in favor of the partners, £340.6.0.!!!!!!!!!? ? all the profit is spent in stock, and this half year I?m half master of God knows how many thousand reams of printed paper.? WITH: An envelope addressed to Mitton at Southampton Buildings, Chancery Lane postmarked ?JA 9 1841?(?). Thomas Mitton, 1812-1878, was a close early friend of Dickens who worked together for a short time as clerks in Lincoln?s Inn. Dickens provided surety for Mitton to buy into a practice in 1838 and he remained Dickens?s solicitor for the next twenty years. Dickens had expected Master Humphrey (April 1840-December 1841) to make between £10,000 and £11,000 and entered into a partnership with Chapman and Hall. The high cost of the numerous woodcuts meant much smaller profits - some £1,068 for Dickens - on top of his stipend of £50 per part. PLEASE NOTE: For customers within the UK and the EU, this item is subject to VAT.

      [Bookseller: Jarndyce, The 19th Century Booksellers]
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        Excursions in West Africa and narrative of a campaign in Kaffir-Land, on the staff of the commander in chief.

      Colburn London 1840 - Second edition. 2 volumes, 8vo., xxiii, 428; xii, 353pp., 2 pages ads at end, frontispiece, 3 maps, 3 plates, 14 vignettes, traces of old stamp to titles, original blindstamped green cloth gilt, old paper labels to foot of spines, short split to lower joint vol. i, split to upper inner hinge same volume, a very good set. "This work contains an account of the principal islands, ports, and settlements on the West Coast of Africa in 1835, and much information is afforded egarding the colonies of the Gold Coast. " (Mendelssohn). The book also provides an interesting account of the Kaffir War, in which Alexander served as aide-de-camp to Sir Benjamin d'Urban. Cf. Mendelssohn, I, 20 (First ed., slight difference to title). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der Nibelunge Lied. Abdruck der Handschrift des Freiherrn Joseph von Laßberg. Mit Holzschnitten nach Originalzeichnungen von Eduard Bendemann und Julius Hübner

      Leipzig: Verlag der Brüder Otto und Georg Wigand, 1840. Nachwort von Dr. Hermann Leyser. Schöner Ganzlederband mit reicher Rücken- und Deckelvergoldung, um 400 Seiten mit umlaufendem Goldschnitt. Kanten nur an zwei Stellen beschabt, Rücken mit zwei Löchlein (jeweils zirka 5 mm im Durchmesser), Innendeckel leimschattig, Vorsatz und erste Seiten etwas fleckig, sonstige Seiten sauber. Bindung einwandfrei. Insgesamt überaus gutes Exemplar.

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        Annaes Maritimos e Coloniaes. Publicação Mensal Redigida sob a Direcção da Associação Maritima e Colonial

      Imprensa Nacional 1840 - 1840/1843. Imprensa Nacional. Lisboa. 3 volumes. In-8º, 21cm. 533+[3]+346(Parte Oficial 3ª série)+641(Parte Não Oficial 3ª série)+[2]+39 (Parte Oficial 4º série)+ 146 (Parte Não Oficial 4ª série). Enc. 1ª edição. Ilustrada com gravuras, mapas e plantas, sendo 4 coloridos. Importante acervo da política colonial de Portugal, com significativos artigos sobre as colónias de África e da Ásia. Com recolha de abrangente informação sobre aspectos administrativos, económicos e militares. Encadernações da época com lombadas em pele. Lombada do Vol. 3 aberta na cabeceira. Muito bom estado. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtansicht ('Vue de Mojaisk prise de la route de Smolensk à Moscou, 30 Janvier 1840 - Russie').

      - getönte Lithographie v. Lauvergne gedr. b. Lemercier in Paris n. Sabatier b. Arthus Bertrand, dat. 1840, 31 x 45,5

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        1840 Manuscript & Printed Republic of Texas Galveston Island Land Patent Document Signed By President Mirabeau B. Lamar

      Texas: Not Published, 1840. A printed Land Grant (Patent) filled out in manuscript and signed by Mirabeau B. Lamar, President of the Republic of Texas and John P(ettit) Borden Commissioner General Land Office, at the City of Austin August 25th 1840. Made out to Oliver Hull for ten acres, lot # 357 in Section number 1 on Galveston Island, "…agreeably to the survey made by R.C. Trimble and William Lindsey., all which will more fully appear by reference to the map of said Island drawn by Andrew A. Phelan. The same having been purchased by Anson Jones and by him assigned to the said Oliver Hull…" Approx. 10 3/4" x 16 1/2" size; printed on thin tissue paper stock, with vignettes at top two corners, an ornamental surround and with the imprint mark of "Greene Lithog. 53 Magazine Street N. Orleans - Bancroft Stationer New Orleans - Fishbourne Scrip." along the inside bottom margin; with the blind-stamp of the Republic. The reverse of the document noting "The State of Texas County of Galveston - The within Patent was filed for record January 25th 1854..." signed by the Clerk of the County Court of Galveston Co., Oscar Farish, with the blind-stamp seal of the court. Some splitting along old fold lines, small holes, edge-wear; faint old discoloration at one corner. In good condition overall and an interesting document regarding the Republic of Texas and specifically the growth and development of Galveston Island; signed by several of the political pioneers of the Republic and State.. Manuscript. Not Bound. Good.

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        Memorials of South Africa

      First edition. Map & frontispiece. 8vo. Modern half morocco, spine gilt, top edges gilt. 371pp. London, James Nisbet & Co.,

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        Hand-colored Salt Print Photograph of an identified Merchant Marine in the Civil War

      Fine. Hand-colored salt print. Oval image is matted and framed but is approximately 7" x 9". In an older walnut frame gilt. Unexamined out of the frame but appears fine. Image of a sailor on land in nautical garb with a small steamship flying an American flag painted into the background. An old slip pasted on the verso reads: "Johnathon Horton Summerton Born in Tysoe, Warwickshire, Eng. January 16th 1840. Came to U.S. 1856, This picture was about taken 1862 or 3. He was with the Merchant Marines during Civil War as he had not taken his citizenship."

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        A Practical Treatise on Accounts, Mercantile, Private, and Official Exhibiting the Manner in Which the Method of Double Entry May Be Applied to the Accounts of Government; With Proposals For the Introduction of a Uniform and Centralized System of Accouonts in All the Public Offices

      London: William Pickering, 1840. Second edition. Leather bound. Very good. 184, 65 [85] p. + 1 p. of advertising. 23 cm. One fold-out table. Half burgundy leather with marbled boards. Bound by Riviere. Corners worn. Ink signature on a front endpaper and chip from page opposite. Tear in top of first page of Appendix II. Isaac Preston Cory (1802 - 1842) was best known as an antiquarian. He compiled ancient fragments into a compendium not surprisingly called Cory's Ancient Fragments. Here, however, in this treatise first published in 1839, he takes on the subject of government accounting.

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        Haus am Hang vor Bergrelief. Aquarell um 1840 auf Karton

      unbekannt 1840 - - Albert Köhler (1811 - 1849 in Berlin, war Schüler von W. Herbig an der dortigen Akademie, an der er später selbst lehrtätig war. Er bechickte die Ausstellung der Berliner Akademie mit folgenden Historien- und Genrebildern: 1830 ,Pausias und Glykera", 1834 ,Cimabue bemerkt den jungen Giotto beim zeichnen", 1836 ,Unterricht im Singen ", 1838 , Wassernice mit spielenden Elfen", 1840 ,Liebesgruß", 1844 ,Ödipus mit seinen Töchtern im Hain der Eumeniden", außerdem öfter mit Aquarellen, Zeichnungen und Bildnissen (1826 Selbstporträt). Köhler fertigte auch Lehrvorlagen für den Gewerbeschulunterricht. (nach Thieme-Becker, S. 116) Gewicht in Gramm: 500 Gesamtgröße 31 x 24,3 cm. Größe der Darstellung 25,5 x 18,5 cm

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        Die Kegelbahn.'.

      - altkolorierte und eiweißgehöhte Lithographie v. Fischer n. Pistorius, um 1840, 24,5 x 30,5 Kegelbrüder beim Spiel. - Bis an den Rand beschnitten, altmontiert in wunderschönen Farben.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        DU DIVORCE DANS LA SYNAGOGUE PAR LE CHEVALIER P.L.B. DRACH [BOUND WITH] ACCORD DE LA RÉVÁLATION ET DE LA RAISON, CONTRE LE DIVORCE; COUTUMES & LOIX DE PLUSIEURS ANCIENS PEUPLES SUR LE DIVORCE]

      Rome; Impr. Du Collége Urbain,(1840). 1840 & 1791. 1st Editions of 2 works bound together. Original Period half leather and boards. 8vo. 383; [xxiv], 247 pages. 21 cm. In French, title translates to English as, "Divorce in the Synagogue. " David Paul Drach (1791 - 1868) was a Catholic convert from Judaism, and librarian of the College of Propaganda in Rome. Drach received his first instruction at the hands of his father, a renowned Hebraist and Talmudic scholar... (He) was married to Sara Deutz... in Oberwesel, Germany. Sara Deutz was the daughter of Rabbi Emanuel Deutz, chief Rabbi of Paris. Having obtained the rather unwilling permission of his father, in 1812 he went to Paris, where he received a call to a prominent position in the Central Jewish Consistory and at the same time fulfilled the duties of tutor for the children of Baruch Weil... On Maundy Thursday, 1823, he renounced Judaism in the presence of Archbishop Quélen... His wife, the only member of the family who remained Jewish, is reported by the Catholic Encyclopedia to have abducted the children. " Drach's work on "Divorce in the Synagogue" is bound together with a 1790 1st edition copy of "Agreement of Revlation and Reason..." which is a widely cited Catholic discussion on the laws and customs of divorce published just following the French Revolution. SUBJECT(S) : Divorce, Jewish Law, Catholic Law. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide of Drach title, 1 in US. Some foxing but overall in very good condition in very attractive period binding. (FR-2-1)

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        American Scenery; or Land lake and Mirror Illustrations of Transatlantic Nature

      1840 - Portrait, map, vignettes on the engraved titles and 117 steel-engraved plates. 4to. Original cloth, gilt, ink inscriptions partly erased on each title, some light spotting, with a damp stain affecting volume 2. vi,140; iv, 106, 4pp ads. London, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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        KORAN [1840]

      First Thus. Octavo in Brown leather case, G+/G+ case; Leather Case separating at the edges and corners, embossed with metal designs front and rear; Book in full leather with repaired spine and gilt designs; Interior shows some spotting, beautifully hand-lettered in Arabic with illuminated designs, front page torn and repaired with tape. In handwritten Arabic, final page reads "Finished 9th of Jumada al-thani 1261" [1261 in the lunar calendar is 1840] .Unpaginated. Shelved in case 3. Dupont.

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        COBURG., "Coburg und seine Umgebungen". Gesamtansicht, umgeben von 10 Teilansichten.

      Stahlstich von C. Frommel nach C. Reiss bei Riemann, um 1840, 25,5 x 33,5 cm. Hübsch gestaltetes, seltenes Souvenirblatt mit floralen und ornamentalen Umrandungen. Die Teilansichten zeigen: Rathaus, Schloss Callenberg und Rosenau, Ehrenburg, Regierungsgebäude, das neue Theater, Moritzkirche, Ketschentor, Schloß, Hofgarten. - Kleine Randeinrisse fachmännisch geschlossen. Dekorativ und gut erhalten. BAYERN, Franken, Souvenir-Blätter

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        COBURG. "Coburg und seine Umgebungen". Gesamtansicht, umgeben von 10 Teilansichten.

      - Stahlstich von C. Frommel nach C. Reiss bei Riemann, um 1840, 25,5 x 33,5 cm. Hübsch gestaltetes, seltenes Souvenirblatt mit floralen und ornamentalen Umrandungen. Die Teilansichten zeigen: Rathaus, Schloss Callenberg und Rosenau, Ehrenburg, Regierungsgebäude, das neue Theater, Moritzkirche, Ketschentor, Schloß, Hofgarten. - Kleine Randeinrisse fachmännisch geschlossen. Dekorativ und gut erhalten.

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        Manners and Customs of the New Zealanders, with notes Corroborative of thei r Habits, etc., and Remarks to Intending Emigrants

      Madden, London 1840 - 2 Vols, pp.xxxiv,288; xviii,304, Plates Maps (one folding) Numerous woodcuts. Very good original cloth, A complete, first edition set totally in the original cloth [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ansicht der Hauptstadt Grätz in Steyermark, von der Südseite". Tonlithographie von Josef Kuwasseg nach Johann Beyer.

      (Ohne Ort und Drucker, ca. 1840). - Zahn 1115/24. - Seltenes von Joseph Kuwasseg nach Johann Beyer (Mitbegründer des steirischen Kunstvereines) lithographiertes Blatt. Die Aufnahme erfolgte auf Höhe der Karlau aus einem privaten Garten, sehr detailliert ist im Vordergrund die Griesvorstadt zu sehen. Auf der Mur südlich der Radetzkybrücke sind Flößer bei der Arbeit zu erkennen. - Knapp beschnitten, Randeinrisse (ohne Bildberührung) fachmännisch restauriert. *** /// *** Copyright: Matthaeus Truppe - Stubenberggasse 7 - A-8010 Graz - +43 316 829552 *** /// *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0

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        Panorama von Ischl.

      Wien, Höfelich für Neumann, ohne Jahr (um 1840). Quer-Fol. 3 getönte lithogr. Bl. (ca. 22 x 70 / 63 / 59,5 cm (Bildgröße), 48 x 73,5 cm (Blattgröße).Großartiger, zusammengesetzt fast 2 m breiter Rundblick mit Legende Nr. 1-77. Sehr selten. - Kräftige Abdrucke mit feiner Tiefe. - Nebehay/Wagner 947. - Stellenweise braunfleckig, meist außerhalb der Darstellung. Tls. kleine Risse im meist breiten Rand. - (Auf Anfrage erhalten Sie gern weitere Abbildungen!) Versand D: 6,00 EUR Österreich

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        Gesamtansicht ('Vue De Baden. Grand-Duché De Bade. - Baden-Baden. - Baden. Germany.').

      - gouachierte u. eiweißgehöhte Lithographie b. Joseph Scholz in Mainz, um 1840, 22 x 31,5

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        Abraham Lincoln

      November 1840. A Long Point Precinct, Illinois poll book from the national election of 1840. 4pp folio. Prior to his election as President in 1860, Lincoln was a determined party functionary, actively campaigning for Whig Presidential candidates in ever general election from 1840 to 1856. Not only did he barnstorm the country giving speeches, but he was a candidate for Presidential Elector on numerous occasions - the very first being in 1840. In that campaign, he also had occasion to debate Stephen Douglas for the first time. Lincoln supported William Henry Harrison, Douglas was an advocate for the incumbent, Martin Van Buren. <br /><br />Unlike other poll books with pre-printed pages listing the names of Whig and Democratic Presidential Electors, this has been carefully manuscript penned with listings of <I>"Abraham Lincoln of Sangamon Co."</I> - repeated on each page. The first eight pages have the names of each voter written in by the election clerk, along with their vote. A tally of the votes received is written on each page, on the bottom. Being a Democratic state, the Van Buren slate of electors received many more votes than the Whig slate. Accordingly, Lincoln failed in his attempt to be elected a Presidential Elector. (From this precinct, however, Lincoln garnered 78 votes - six more than his Democratic counterpart.) The election of 1840 was the first campaign with slogans, songs and modern campaign paraphernalia. The slogan that became best known as "Tippecanoe and Tyler too." (Tippecanoe was the 1811 Indian battle where Harrison proved victorious.) The Whigs "packaged' Harrison, who had been an uninspired military leader, into a great war hero. The major issue in the election was the economy, and Harrison promised to support domestic commerce. Martin Van Buren was re-nominated unenthusiastically by the Democrats in 1840; to many of his countrymen who had suffered through years of depression, he was "Martin Van Ruin". He was chided for wanting to turn the White House into a palace and live extravagantly while the people suffered. Van Buren was so unpopular by this time that he even lost his home state. Election results appeared to be a landslide in the Electoral College, but the popular vote was close. Despite numerous attempts, this is one "office" (an honorary, more than an actual one) that eluded Lincoln his entire career. Still, the experience gained in this and future national elections would prove invaluable in Lincoln's journey toward the White House and immortality. Single leaves from 1840 poll books seldom surface. A more complete specimen, such as this, is quite a special offering.

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        BAD LIEBENZELL/bei Calw., "Liebenzell". Gesamtansicht von der Burgruine aus mit weitem Blick ins Tal.

      Altkol. Lithographie von C. Baumann bei L.F. Fues, Tübingen, um 1840, 18 x 25,5 cm. Schefold 4593. - Feines Altkolorit. Breitrandig. Baden-Württemberg

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        Naturgeschichte und Abbildungen der Menschen und der Säugethiere (Säugetiere) nach den neuesten Entdeckungen und vorzüglichsten Originalien bearbeitet.

      In der Honeggerischen Lithographischen Anstalt, Zürich 1840 - Lithographirt von JU. Honegger 6 Blatt, 250 S., 135 Lithographien auf Tafeln, Halblederband der Zeit, Einband berieben und beschabt, Ecken bestoßen, Rücken mit größeren Einrissen, Titelblatt stockfleckig, Textseiten und Tafeln z.T. stockfleckig. 15GWK78 In deutscher Sprache. 0 pages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Erinnerungen an die sächsische Schweiz. Stahlstichfolge mit 15 Ansichten in einer Rolle.

      150 cm langer (3 x 50 cm geleimt) und 7,3 cm hoher Papierstreifen mit 15 untertitelten Ansichten, gerollt in ornamental verzierter OPp.-Rolle mit Holzspule. Beschrifteter Griff. Bieler Grund, Tetschen, Hernskretschen, Pröbischthor, Neues Gasthaus auf d. Gr. Winterberge, Kuhstall, Schandau, Band, Hohstein, Amselfall, Königstein, Bastei u. Basteibrücke, Lohmen, Borsberg. - Die Datierung ergibt sich durch das Neue Gasthaus (1840-46) und dem Bestehen der Holzbrücker auf der Bastei (1850). - Rolle etw. berieben, Papier gering stockfleckig. Intaktes, insgesamt wohlerhaltenes sehr reizvolles Objekt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Düwal Berlin]
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        Picturesque views on the River Niger, sketched during Lander's last visit in 1832-33.

      London Murray 1840 - First edition. Landscape folio, vi, [7]-18pp., hand-coloured lithographed map and 10 hand-coloured plates (including one folding panorama and some with two or more images), 2pp. list of subscribers at end, original printed wrappers, spine renewed, well preserved in modern morocco-backed cloth box, a fine copy. Rare first edition with hand-coloured illustrations depicting the river Niger. A scarce book in any format - the subscriber list accounts for some 235 copies only - very few of these were hand-coloured and in this format is very rare. Whilst remembered for commanding the 'Wilberforce' on Trotter's disastrous Niger expedition of 1841, William Allen (a Royal Navy officer) had already navigated the river in 1832 with Richard Lemon Lander and Macgregor Laird, and published this series of illustrations documenting their trip. Allen was a talented artist whose work was exhibited several times at the Royal Academy. On publication the book attracted a strong list of subscribers, including Robert Schomburgk, the eminent explorer. It includes several panoramas and strip views of the river, its natural surroundings and riverside towns such as Rabba, Nigeria. This work makes a great visual companion to the works of exploration concerning the Niger. Abbey Travel 284. D. Graham Burnet, Masters of All They Surveyed: Exploration, Geography, and a British El Dorado, page 122. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        JOURNAL OF A RESIDENCE IN CIRCASSIA DURING THE YEARS 1837, 1837 AND 1839

      London: Edward Moxon, 1840. First Edition. Octavo; 2 volumes; xxiv; 453pp; viii;488pp; a full calf prize binding by Carss [with their bookseller ticket each volume] for a Glasgow High School student with the presentations on each front paste-down; "Let Glasgow Flourish" seal each board; morocco spine labels [one has detached, the others are chipped]; marbled endpapers; marbled edges. Binding largely rubbed and worn; hinges cracked; owner names on endpapers. Contents very good throughout with 12 plates [3 color; 9 tinted; 1 in outline]; folding map in outline color. Shelved in Case 9[Oversized book set. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates. Estimated shipping weight is 7lbs]. Dupont.

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        Vollständige biedermeierliche Folge von 32 Wahrsage- bzw. Aufschlagkarten.

      Ohne Ort (wohl Wien), o. J. (um 1840). 32 illustr. kolor. lithogr. Karten (8,2 x 5 cm). Unterhalb der kolor. Darstellungen (Brief, Dieb, Eifersucht, Geld, Hoffnung, Reise, Richter, Soldat, Tod, Traurigkeit, Unglück, Verdruß, Wittwer usw.) die Erklärung in deutscher und italienischer Sprache. - Die gespielten Karten berieben u. fleckig. - Versand D: 9,80 EUR Spielkarten, Spielkarte, Kartenspiel, Kartenspiele, Spiel, Spiele, Wahrsagekarten, Wahrsagerkarten, Aufschlagkarten, Zigeunerkarten, Lenormandkarten

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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        Eine Jagdparthie im Grossh. Wildpark bei Carlsruhe'.

      - Lithographie v. S. Maier n. Johann Kikner b. J. Velten in Karlsruhe, um 1840, 39,5 x 52,5 Jagdgesellschaft mit dem Grossherzog Leopold v. Baden, Grossherzog Ludwig v. Hessen, Markgraf Wilhelm, Markgraf Max, v. Schilling, Wippermann, v. Schönau, v. Seldeneck, v. Blittersdorf, Oberst Holle v. Stetten und Oberst Mayer. - Im Hintergrund rechts . Blick auf Karlsruhe.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Ansicht der St. Michaelis Kirche in Schwäb-Hall, mit dem am 4ten Juni 1838 abgehaltenen Liederfest.

      Artist: Haff- Bonhöfer Friedrich; issued in: ; date: ca 1840 - - technic: Lithography; - colorit: colored; - condition: Mounted, restored; - size (in cm): 32 x 38; - description: View shows the market place and the St. Michaels church of Schwaebisch Hall, 1838.;

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        Pavillon im Park der Villa Deichmann mit Blick auf die Anlegestelle in Mehlem nach Königswinter und den Drachenfelsen.

      - gouachierte u. eiweißgehöhte Lithographie v. C. Hohe b. Henry & Cohen in Bonn, um 1840, 23,5 x 30,5 Romantisches Godesberg, S. 48.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Atlas des Erdmagnetismus nach den Elementen der Theorie entworfen. Supplement zu den Resultaten aus den Beobachtungen des magnetischen Vereins.

      Leipzig: Weidmann'sche Buchhandlung, 1840. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (230 x 280 mm). iv, 36 pp. 18 double-page lithographed plates and 4 double-page letterpress tables. Original beige boards, printed front cover label (spine ends and extremities little chipped, corners aworn, minor soiling). Text and plates little browned and foxed. Provenance: Wien, K. k. Marine Ober-Commando Bibliothek (shelf-marks and signatures to front cover and title-page, ink stamps to front cover, title-page, all plates and tables); Pola, Biblioteca del Comando Militare Marittimo (ink stamp to title-page). ----Dibner 66; Norman 883; Ronalds 195; Wheeler 920. - RARE FIRST EDITION. The supplement only, without the Resultate which were published in six volumes between 1837 and 1842. "Gauss and Weber united a worldwide network of magnetic observatories and established an important precedent for international scientific cooperation... In addition the two collaborated on the supplementary Atlas des Erdmagnetismus, which mapped the patterns of terrestrial magnetism." (Norman 883). Very Good.

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        Gesamtansicht vom Mühlenberg ('Ansicht von Cleve').

      - altkolorierte Lithographie b. Arnz & Co. in Düsseldorf, um 1840, 23 x 36,5

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Tourneur. Dreher.'.

      - altkolorierte und eiweißgehöhte Lithographie b. Fasoli & Ohlman, um 1840, 18,5 x 25 Selten!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Vite dei pittori scultori ed architetti napoletani

      Naples, Tipografia Trani, 1840-1846. Four volumes (23 cm), I (1840): ix (3), 384 pp. II (1843): 412 (2) pp. III (1844): 588 (2) pp. IV (1846): 664 pp. Uniformly bound in early 20th century Italian patterned-paper boards (upper cover of original printed wrappers retained in each volume). ¶ Exlibris Massimo Listri. Backs sunned and lightly waterstained; occasional internal foxing.

      [Bookseller: Robin Halwas | Rare Books]
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        Narrative of a Whaling Voyage Round the Globe, From the Year 1833 to 1836. Comprising sketches of Polynesia, California, the Indian Archipelago, etc. With an account of southern whales, the sperm whale fishery, and the natural history of the climates visited. In two volumes.

      Richard Bentley, London 1840 - First edition. Two octavo volumes. xv, 402; [2], [v]-vii, 395, [1] pp. Bound without half-titles and final advertisements. Aquatint frontispiece in both volumes (Volume I by W. Westall after the author). Folding map in Volume I. Text illustrations. Beautifully bound in full crushed burgundy morocco by Bayntun, gilt-ruled covers, spine compartments with gilt lettering and nautical devices, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpaperes, all edges gilt. An exceptionally clean and fresh copy in a luxurious binding.ÒAccording to Herman Melville, this is one of the best works on the whale fishery. In 1834 Bennett visited Pitcairn Island and gives an account of the islanders and details concerning the mutiny of the Bounty. Madeira, Tahiti, the Marquesas, and Hawaii were among other islands visited. Bennett was a scientist attached to this expedition. He was specifically assigned to observe the anatomy and habits of southern whales, to determine the best way of conducting the sperm whale fishery industry, to investigate the islands of Polynesia, and to collect samples of natural history. The narrative deals mainly with the ecological, historical, and sociological aspects of the Polynesian inhabitants, but the appendix includes a list and illustrations of plants and wildlife encountered in the course of the voyageÓ(Hill). Hill I, p. 22. Ferguson2946. Sabin 4726.

      [Bookseller: Nat DesMarais Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Travels in Madeira, Sierra Leone, Teneriffe, St. Jago, Cape Coast, Fernando Po, Princess Island, etc. etc.

      George Routledge, London: 11, Ryder's Court, Leicester Square. 1840 - 1840, 2nd ed, VG, 6 pls (including frontis). In contemporary full calf, new tips, blind & gilt edge tooling. Re-spine retaining old, raised bands, decorative gilt tooling, gilt titles to red calf label. Internally, frontis, [5], (iv-x), [2], [1], 2-491 pp, 6 pls (1 folding), red marbled endpapers & text block edges, bookplate to fpd (Sir John Marjoribanks 1830-1884), ink dedication to ffep (to Sir John 1848), some faint edge browning, offsetting, some very occasional spotting, & foxing to folding plate, 1 pl corner repaired, printed by G Norman, 29, Maiden-Lane, Covent-Garden. (Folio, 134*211 mm). (Cordell - The Human Tradition in Modern Africa. Gentlemens Magazine V173-174 #7 05). Please contact for more information. A reprint of Vol 1, of Holman's Voyage around the world (1834) (the 1st ed), with a new titlepage. Holman was known as 'The Blind Traveler' and traveled extensively especially in China and Africa. See ODNB. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ten English and Irish Chap Books, Boxed in a Cloth Box with a Gilt-decorated Tan Calf Spine:�

      Ten English and Irish Chap Books, Boxed in a Cloth Box with a Gilt-decorated Tan Calf Spine:1. [Moir, David M.] The Life of Mansie Wauch, Tailor in Dalkeith. Glasgow: Printed for the Booksellers, No.79 [1850]. A chapbook abridged from the work of the same title by David M. Moir. 15 cm, 24 pages, duodecimo. Hand-colored title-page. Marbled paper wrapper. OCLC records only one copy, that one being at the British Library.2. [Hannah More] The History of Charles Jones, the Footman. Showing How He Raised Himself from the Humble Station of a Foot-boy, to a Place of Great Eminence and Trust, by His Strict Honesty and Integrity. [1-18] Bound with three short pieces: "Pride" [19-20]; "The Country Clergyman" [21-22]; and, "Big Jack Royce" [22-24]. Glasgow: Printed for the Booksellers, No. 45 [1800s]. 15 cm, 24 pages, duodecimo. Hand-colored title-page. Marbled paper wrapper. OCLC records only one copy, that one being at the Cleveland Public Library.3. [Hogg, James 1770-1835] The Long Pack; or, the Robbers Discovered: a Scottish Story. By the Ettrick Shepherd. Glasgow: Printed for the Booksellers, No. 24 [1840]. 15 cm, 24 pages, duodecimo. Hand-colored title-page. Marbled paper wrapper. OCLC records only one copy, that one being at the Cleveland Public Library.4. [Ogilvie, William -1729] The Laird of Cool's Ghost: Being Several Conferences and Meetings Betwixt the Reverend Mr. Ogilvie, Late Minister of the Gospel at Innerwick; and the Ghost of Mr. Maxwell, Late Laird of Cool; As It Was Found in Mr. Ogilvie's Closet After His Death - Written with His Own Hand. 15 cm, 24 pages, duodecimo. Hand-colored title-page. Marbled paper wrapper. Glasgow: Printed for the Booksellers, No.48 [1840]. 15 cm, 24 pages, duodecimo. Hand-colored title-page. Marbled paper wrapper. OCLC records only one copy, that one being at the Cleveland Public Library.5. History of Jack the Giant Killer. Containing His Birth and Parentage - His Meeting with the King's Son - His Noble Conquests Over many Monstrous Giants - and, His Relieving a Beautiful Lady, Whom He Afterwards Married: &c. 15 cm, 24 pages, duodecimo. Hand-colored title-page. Marbled paper wrapper. Glasgow: Printed for the Booksellers, No. 62, [1840-1850]. OCLC records five copies worldwide: University of Kentucky, University of Pennsylvania, the National Art Library of the Victoria and Albert Museum, the National Library of Scotland, and at the University of Oxford.6. The New Scrap-Book a Selection of Choice Bon Mots, Irish Blunders, Rapartees, Anecdotes, &c. With an aphorism on the title page: "Care to our coffin adds a nail no doubt,/While every laugh so merry, draws one out." 15 cm, 24 pages, duodecimo. Hand-colored title-page. Marbled paper wrapper. Glasgow: Printed for the Publishers, No. 33, [1800s]. OCLC records only one copy, that one being at the Cleveland Public Library.7. The Ghost of My Uncle, to Which Is Added, the Outwitted Tax-Gatherer. 15 cm, 24 pages, duodecimo. Hand-colored title-page. Marbled paper wrapper. Glasgow: Printed for the Publishers, No. 25, [1850]. OCLC records two copies worldwide: at the British Library (UKM) and in the British Library Reference Collections (BLSTP).8. Vincent, Henry. The Irish Assassin, or the Misfortunes of the Family of O'Donnel by Henry Vincent, Esq. 15 cm, 24 pages, duodecimo. Hand-colored title-page. Marbled paper wrapper. Glasgow: Printed for the Publishers, No. 77, [1840]. OCLC records two copies worldwide at the Cleveland Public Library and the National Library of Ireland.9. The Life and Adventures of David Haggart. Written by Himself, While Under Sentence of Death; with an Account of His Execution. 15 cm, 24 pages, duodecimo. Hand-colored title-page. Marbled paper wrapper. Glasgow: Printed for the Publishers, No. 41, [1840?]. OCLC records no copies of this printing, and only one copy of the W. & T. Fordyce imprint from Newcastle, dated 1840.10. The Select Miscellany: a Collection of Pieces Moral, Historical, and Humourous, by Celebrated Authors. 15 cm, 24 pages, duodecimo. Hand-colored title-page. Marbled paper wrapper. Glasgow: Printed for the Publishers, No. 82, [1840?]. OCLC records no copies of this printing.The box shows signs of use, but the ten chap books are fine but slightly trimmed by approximately 1 cm.

      [Bookseller: G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, IL]
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