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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]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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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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      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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      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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        Souvenirs de la Suisse 100 Vues les plus Remarquables

      Briquet et Dubois, Genève 1840 - Rare to find a complete album and in its period binding. Most of these original albums were split up and framed as individual souvenirs for the tourist industry at that time.Tourist travel in Switzerland would pass through places such as Mont Blanc, Chamonix, Mer de Glace and Grand Saint-Bernard and those views were almost always included in these tourist albums.This Album, of 100 views, is a compilation of several collections. 8vo oblong, 17x13 cm. Pages, thin card, generally clean and bright, especially for age, some tanning to edges, one or two small nicks.The plain backs are rather foxed; some foxing shows through onto the pictures, some just to the edges, and a few not at all.The majority of tissue guards are in situ but one or two are torn, creased, or missing. Page edges slightly grubby. Inside covers show the glue from the leather pastedown and this has stained the edges of the endpapers. Front inside cover shows printed advertising for the publisher, and FFep shows album title and publisher. Covers, burgundy leather with gilt title, generally clean and bright, some scratching, some scuffing. Corners, and edges, rubbed, worn. Spine splits to ends, head rubbed/worn, folds rubbed. No publishing date to book but, I believe,c:1835-45. Overall, although rather foxed still a good clean, very rare, complete, album. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      December 17, 1840. Partly Engraved Document Signed <I>“John Forsyth”</I> as Van Buren’s Secretary of State, one page, 10.75” x 15.75”. Washington, May 16, 1848. Completed in manuscript. Countersigned <I>“Henry L. Ellsworth”</I> as Commissioner of Patents. On vellum. Attached with yellow ribbon to a 2½ page description of the invention on two vellum pages of identical size. Fine condition. Partially attached at the conclusion are two printed illustrations: a 9.5” x 14” page with a color illustration signed <I>“M.W. Baldwin”</I> in pencil at the top, and an 8.5” x 13.25” page. Each being detailed drawings of the improvement, repaired and reinforced on verso of each page. Chipped at left edges where attached. Embossed damaged paper Seal of the Patent Office, 2.5” diameter, affixed to the ribbon at lower left. Superb large scientific vignette at top, headed by the American eagle and the words <I>“The United States of America.”</I> Numbered <I>“1904”</I> at top left. Soiled at lower edge affecting both signatures. Fine condition.<br /><br />John Forsyth (1780-1841) served Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren as Secretary of State from 1834-1841. Henry L. Ellsworth (1791-1858), son of Chief Justice Oliver Ellsworth, was the first Commissioner of the U.S. Patent Office from 1835-1845<br /><br />“To All to Whom These Letters Patent Shall Come: Whereas Matthias W. Baldwin Philadelphia, Penn has alleged that he has invented a new and useful Improvement in the mode of connecting the piston rod with the pistons of steam Cylinders, which he states has not been known or used before his application has made oath that he is a citizen of the United States that he does verily believe that he is the original and first inventor or discoverer of said improvement and that the same hath not to the best of his knowledge and belief been previously known or used, has paid into the treasury of the United States the sum of thirty dollars and presented a petition to the Commissioner of Patents signifying a desire of obtaining an exclusive property in the said improvement and praying that a patent may be granted for that purpose These are Therefore to grant according to law to the said Matthias W. Baldwin his heirs administrators or assigns for the term of fourteen years from the seventeenth day of December one thousand eight hundred and forty the full and exclusive right and liberty of making constructing using and rending to others to be used the said improvement a description whereof is given in the words of the said Matthias W. Baldwin in the schedule hereunto annexed and is made a part of these presents.”<br /><br />In the description, Baldwin writes, in part, “The object of my improvement is, by dispensing with the guides as commonly used, and with the pitman, or rod, usually employed, to connect the crank, or working beam, with the piston rod, and which in confined situations cannot be made of sufficient length to be advantageously employed, to combine the pitman and piston rod in one, by which the whole length of the piston rod is, in effect, added to the pitman. In carrying my improvement into effect, I connect the outer end of the piston rod, by means of a joint pin, directly to a crank, or to a vibrating beam, or lever, as the case may be; and the inner end thereof I likewise connect to the piston, by means of a joint pin, by which device the piston rod is allowed to vibrate laterally to that extent which may be necessary for the throw of the crank, or of the curve formed by the motion of the beam, or lever. In the upper, or outer, head of the cylinder I make a longitudinal slot, or opening, of sufficient length to admit of the lateral vibration of the piston rod, resulting from its mode of connexion, and. this slot, or opening, I cover with a jointed hub, or with a slide, and connect the same with a stuffing box, to embrace the piston, constructing these parts in such manner as to keep them steam, water, and air tight, whilst the necessary freedom of motion is allowed … What I claim as my invention, and desire to secure by letters patent, is the attaching of the piston rod of a double acting steam, water, blowing, or other engine, directly to a lever beam, or crank, at one end, and to the piston at the other, causing the same piston rod to pass through a stuffing box connected with a jointed hub, or with a slide, so formed and arranged as to admit of the lateral vibration of the piston rod, substantially in the manner herein set forth.”<br /><br />Matthias William Baldwin (1795-1866) founded the Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia and built Pennsylvania’s first locomotive, “Old Ironsides,” in 1831. A jeweler and silversmith by trade, he was a charter member and vice-president of the Franklin Institute (1855-1863) and a member of the American Philosophical Society (1858-1863). Two weeks after this patent, on December 31, 1840, Baldwin was granted a patent “for improvements in the manner of constructing Locomotive Steam Engines.”<br />

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        Confessions of an Inquiring Spirit

      London: William Pickering, 1840. First edition. [ii, ads], x, [2], 95, [1], [16, catalogue] pp. 8vo. Publisher's morocco-grained blue cloth, printed spine label (worn). Spine faded, cloth split at front joint. Bookplate. First edition. [ii, ads], x, [2], 95, [1], [16, catalogue] pp. 8vo. Coleridge Family Presentation Copy. Presentation copy, inscribed by the editor Henry Nelson Coleridge to his uncle Edward, older brother of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge: "The Rev. Edward Coleridge, with H.N.C.'s love. 27 Oct. 1840." Henry Nelson Coleridge (1798-1843) was the son of Colonel James Coleridge, brother of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. In 1829 Henry married Samuel Taylor Coleridge's daughter, his cousin Sara Coleridge. "The following Letters on the Inspiration of the Scriptures were left by Mr. Coleridge in MS at his death" (Advertisement, p. iv). Tinker 710; Wise, Coleridge 88

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        Raccolta inedita di cinquanta scene teatrali le pi applaudite nei teatri italiani.

      Bologna, senza data (1840 circa), in- 8vo album (cm. 26 x 33) legatura coeva in mezza pelle con fregi dorati al dorso (qualche spellatura al dorso e abrasioni ai piatti), con 50 tavole incise in rame a piena paginada originali di Cini, Palagi, Berti, Corsini, Antolini, Ferri, Palaggi, Liverani e altri. Opera non comune in cui il bolognese Ruggi incluse, oltre alle proprie scenografie, anche molte scene teatrali dei maggiori artisti italiani del periodo. Esemplare mancante del frontespizio. Qualche fioritura diffusa.

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        Social destiny of man: or, association and reorganization of industry

      Philadelphia: C.F. Stollmeyer. 1840. 8vo., two engraved plates, xiv + (2) + 480pp., some gatherings with foxing, one leaf browned and frayed in outer margin (not near text), variable paper browning, original ribbed cloth with some fading and minor staining. A complete and reasonably good copy. First edition. A scarce and influential work by the American Fourierist, Albert Brisbane (1809-1890), the utopian socialist who was the chief populiser of the theories of Charles Fourier in the United States. Author and editor of the Fourierist journal, The Phalanx,> Brisbane also founded the Fourierist Society in New York in 1839 and backed several other phalanx communes in the 1840s and 1850s. 'The object which I have in view in publishing this volume, is to lay before the American public, the profound and original conceptions of Charles Fourier, on the subject of a reorganization of society'. The plates are views of 'the edifice of a Phalanx' in plan and elevation.

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        Poésies complètes

      - Charpentier, Paris 1840, 12x18,5cm, relié. - Edizione in gran parte originale, copia della prima edizione, che la tabella non include "le ragazze Quale sogno" data incriminata sulla prima piastra di copertura. Legatura in piena marocco blu notte, torna con cinque nervi, quando maglia coda, oro quadrupla di coaching contreplats guardie di carta sul serbatoio, senso di colpa netta sui tagli, ruote dorate sui tappi, tutti i bordi dorato, fondina foderato Marocco, firmato vincolante Septier. copia Precious corretto da Sainte-Beuve per una ri consolidata integralmente vincolante firmato. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition en grande partie originale, exemplaire du premier tirage dont la table ne comporte pas "A quoi rêvent les jeunes filles", date fautive sur le premier plat de couverture. Reliure en plein maroquin bleu nuit, dos à cinq nerfs, date en queue, quadruple filet doré en encadrement des contreplats, gardes de papier à la cuve, filet doré sur les coupes, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes, toutes tranches dorées, étui bordé de maroquin, reliure signée de Septier. Précieux exemplaire corrigé par Sainte-Beuve en vue d'une réédition parfaitement établi en pleine reliure signée.

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      Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia 1840 - First issue without the copyright notice in the first volume. Two volumes bound in modern 1/2 smooth brown calf with contrasting leather spine lables and green cloth boards. Spine with gilt lettering and rules. BAL 3892; Spiller & Blackburn 30. In this third of Cooper's five Leatherstocking Tales, set during the French and Indian War, the narrator describes how he surrenders the girl he loves to a more successful suitor. Bound without original endpapers and blanks. Light, even foxing throughout with an occasional small stain. Early and unidentified owner name at the top of each title page. Near Fine, nicely bound [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Pathfinder: or, The Inland Sea

      Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1840. First American Edition. 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.

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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.

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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.

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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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      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]

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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]

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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.

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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.

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      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]

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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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