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        Penserosa. Poesies nouvelles. EA. - Edition originale.

      Paris, H. L. Delloye, 1840.. 2 Bll., 382 S. 8°, etwas späterer Halblederband (um 1860/1880) mit 2 Rückenschildern und ein wenig Rückenvergoldung.. Einband leicht berieben, bestoßen und beschabt; hinteres Rückengelenk mit winziger Fehlstelle am oberen Kapital; vereinzelt gering stockfleckig. Angebunden sind 2 Titel von Sophie Niviani: 1. Les Reflets, poesies melees de morceaux de prose. (2. erweiterte Auflage). Paris, Breteau et Pischery, 1841. (96 S. - Schmutztitel braunfleckig, die anderen Blätter etwas stockfleckig und gebräunt) und 2. Les Reflets (...). EA. bzw. Edition originale. Paris, M. Sta, 1840. (32 S.). Mit kurzer handschriftlicher Widmung und Unterschrift von Louise Colet auf dem Schmutztitel - die Widmung im seitlichen Rand leicht angeschnitten (geringer Buchstabenrandverlust). Widmungexemplar des 2. Gedichtbandes der französischen Dichterin Louise Colet (1810-1876), einer der großen emanzipierten Frauengestalten des 19. Jahrhunderts. Das Bild der Louise Colet wird heute meist auf ihre Rolle als eine Art "Femme fatale" der Pariser Literaturszene Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts reduziert - ihre Liaison mit Gustave Flaubert, ihre Affären mit Alfred de Vigny, Alfred de Musset, ihre Messerattacke auf Alphonse Karr blieben in Erinnerung, während ihr eigenes Werk nahezu vergessen ist.

      [Bookseller: AixLibris - Antiquariat Klaus Schymiczek]
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        [Opp. 24, 25, 27 nos. 1, 81, and 85 no. 12]. A collection of early editions of lieder and excerpts from the opera Genoveva

      Folio. Half dark green textured cloth with black textured cloth boards. Op. 24 Liederkreis von H. Heine für eine Singstimme und Pianoforte componirt und Mademoiselle Pauline Garcia zugeeignet... Op. 24... Pr. 1 Thlr. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel [PN 6343], [after 1840]. 1f. (title), 3-23, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Publisher's handstamp to foot of title; title and final leaf professionally repaired at edges; lower right corners creased; handstamp slightly trimmed. Various annotations in pencil (including instructions in German for transposition). First Edition, later (unrecorded) issue, lacking printer's note to lower left corner of p. 3, "Stich und Druck von Breitkopf & Härtel in Leipzig." Hofmann p. 61. McCorkle pp. 100-10. Op. 25 Myrthen Liederkreis Göthe, Rückert, Byron, Th. Moore, Heine, Burns & J. Mosen für Gesang und Pianoforte... Op. 25. Heft I. Heft II. Heft III. Heft IV, à 20 Ngr. Leipzig, Fr. Kistner [PNs 1290, 1291, 1293, 1294], [ca. 1842]. First Edition, later issue, lacking credits to Krätzschmer to illustrated title. Hofmann pp. 63/65. McCorkle p. 111. Heft I: 1f. (title within decorative border printed in green), [i] (dedication), 5-17, [i] (blank) pp. Heft II: [i] (title), 2-14 pp. Heft III: [i] (title), 2-15, [i] (blank) pp. Heft IV: 1f. (title), 3- 13, [i] (blank) pp. Lacking pp. 11-12 (lieder no. 25). Title and dedication pages lithographed, music engraved. Signature "Jenny Meyer" in pencil to upper right corner of all titles. Uniformly browned; title of Heft III detached; tear to foot of final page. With additional pagination to some pieces at lower corners. Op. 81 Gesangstücke mit Pianoforte- Begleitung aus der Oper Genoveva... op. 81... Leipzig u. Berlin: Bureau de Musique von C. F. Peters [PNs 4405-4414], [?1860]... Der vollständige Klavier-Auszug mit Text, sowie für Piano à 4 ms. ist gleichfalls erschienen. No. 1. Vierstimmiger Choral: Erhebet Herz und Hände (mit Stimmen). 7 1/2 Ngr. [i] (title), 2-3, [i] (blank) pp. No. 2. Lied des Golo: Frieden zieh in meine Brust. 7 1/2 Ngr. [i] (title), 2-5, [i] (blank) pp. Nr. 3. Lied: O weh des Scheidens 5 Ngr. [i] (title), 2-3, [i] (blank) pp. No. 4. Duettino für Sopran und Tenor: Wenn ich ein Vöglein wär. 10 Ngr. 1f. (title), 3-7, [i] (blank) pp. No. 5. Gebet der Genoveva: O Du, der über alle wacht .7 1/2 Ngr. [i] (title), 2-5, [i] (blank) pp. No. 6. Lied des Siegfried: Bald blick ich dich wieder mein Heimathschloss. 10 Ngr. 1f. (title), 3-7, [i] (blank) pp. No. 7. Lied der Margarethe: Jch sah ein Kind im Traum. 10 Ngr. [i] (title), 2-6, [i] (blank) pp. No. 8. Duettino für Sopran u. Alt: Abendlüfte kühle wehn. 10 Ngr. [i], (title), 3-7 (no. 8), [i] (blank) pp. No. 9. Quartettino für 2 Soprane u. 2 Tonore [!Tenöre]: Wann die Lichter der Erde verglühn. 7 1/2 Ngr. [i] (title), 2-5, [i] (blank) pp. No. 10. Gebet der Genoveva: Mich geb ich hier in Deine Hand. 7 1/2 Ngr. [i] (title), 2-5, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Signature "Jenny Meyer" in pencil to lower right corner of all ten volume titles. First Edition of excerpts. Very rare. Only one complete set in WorldCat (University of Oxford). Not in Hofmann or McCorkle. Bound with: - 3 songs in manuscript in a professional copyist's hand: [Op. 25, no. 1]. Widmung. [i] (title), [2]-[5], [i] (blank) pp. (transposed down to G-flat major). Handstamp of Jenny Meyer to head of title. Occasional annotations in pencil [Op. 25, no. 3]. Der Nussbaum. [i] (title), [2]-[6] pp. (transposed down to F major) [Op. 27, no. 1]. "Sag an, o lieber Vogel mein." [i] (title), [2]-[3], [i] (blank) pp. (transposed down to A major) - Abend-Lied... Aus Op. 85 Nr. 12 apart, ist in folgenden Editionen erschienen... Für Sopran oder Tenor mit Piano 5 Sgr. J. Schuberth & Co. Leipzig und New-York [PN 3613], [ca. 1870]. [i] (series title), 14-15, [i] (publisher's catalogue listing publications up to ca. 1857 and prices in Thaler and Neugroschen). Lithographed. With publisher's handstamp to foot of title. Later edition of arrangement, with neither arrangement nor text credited. Schumann composed the piece for piano, three-hands. Between 1859 and 1876, Schuberth published numerous arrangements for a variety of instrumental combinations (see McCorkle p. 958, where the present arrangement is dated at 1863, but others listed on the series title are dated as late as 1870). Boards worn and detached, spine lacking. Signatures loose. . From the collection of Jenny Meyer, possibly the singer (1834-94) and sister-in-law of Julius Stern, director of the Stern Conservatory of Music in Berlin from 1883-94.

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        "Mergentheim". Schöne Gesamtansicht von einer leichten Anhöhe, im Vordergrund Spaziergänger und Heuwagen.

      . Lithographie mit Tonplatte bei Carl Ebner, Stuttgart, um 1840, 21 x 33 cm.. Nicht bei Schefold. - Die sehr seltene Ansicht auf die äußere Einfassungslinie beschnitten und aufwendig gerahmt.

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        BAD MERGENTHEIM. "Mergentheim". Schöne Gesamtansicht von einer leichten Anhöhe, im Vordergrund Spaziergänger und Heuwagen.

      - Lithographie mit Tonplatte bei Carl Ebner, Stuttgart, um 1840, 21 x 33 cm. Nicht bei Schefold. - Die sehr seltene Ansicht auf die äußere Einfassungslinie beschnitten und aufwendig gerahmt.

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        BLAUBEUREN. "Oberamts-Stadt Blaubeuren". Gesamtansicht von Südosten, im Vordergrund auf der Ulmer Strasse Kutsche und Bauern, rechts Schafherde.

      - Lithographie von Eberhard Emminger, um 1840, 22 x 34 cm. Schefold 689. - Im unteren Rand zwischen der Beschriftung kleine Klosteransicht. Tadellos erhalten.

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        MANNHEIM. Blick über den Rhein auf den Freihafen, links großes Segelboot, auf dem Fluß zahlreiche Lastschiffe, im Vordergrund biedermeierliche Familie mit Hund.

      - Lithographie (von S. Bühler), um 1840, 26,5 x 42 cm. Schefold 30686. - Sehr stimmungsvolle, seltene Ansicht. - Mit ca. 2 ca. Rand um die Linieneinfassung. Aufgezogen.

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        Collection of 14 plates from the work by C. Brelaz: Croquis de Cintra: dessines d apres nature et lithographies.

      Lisbon, Manuel Luis, 1840.. circa 33,6 x 53,3 cm. 14 plates loose. 14 very large and wide-margined views of Sintra near Lisbon, the complete work contains 18 plates. Here present are, 4 general views: Vue de Cintra prise de St. Pedro, ... du Jardin du comte de Povoa, ...des Castanhaes, ... de Rio de Porto and then: Seteias, Pena (2 different views), Etang de la Varja (Collares), Croix a l entree de Cintra, Campagne de l horloge, Chateau de Cintra, Le Carmo. Collares, Os Pizoes, Couvent de Liege. - Little marginal spotting but mostly clean and fresh. Rare set.

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        SCHLEIZ. "Schleiz und seine Umgebungen". Gesamtansicht (13 x 19,5 cm), umgeben von 10 Teilansichten.

      - Lithographie bei L. Sachse, Berlin, um 1840, 38,5 x 45,5 cm. Die hübschen Teilansichten zeigen u.a. Fürstliches Haus (2x), Wirtschafts-, Gotisches-, Reit-, Amt- und Erholungshaus, Bergkirche, St. Georgenkirche und die Schule. Unten mit Widmung an den Fürsten Heinrich LXII. - Zwei kleine Randeinrisse sorgfältig geschlossen, sonst tadellos.

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        STUTTGART. "Königreich Würtemberg. Oberamts-Stadt Stuttgart". Blick auf den Schloßplatz mit Königsbau (13 x 26 cm), als Kopf eines Lehrbriefes. Oben und an den Seiten umrandet mit einer Wappen-Bordüre.

      - Lithographie, um 1840, insgesamt 28 x 38 cm. Nicht bei Stopp. - Nicht ausgefüllter Lehrbrief für verschiedene Zünfte. - Mit Faltspuren, sonst gut erhalten. Selten.

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        Berlin. Farblithographie mit Panoramaschau auf die Stadt vom Kreuzberg-Denkmal ( Victoriapark ) aus. Im Bildvordergrund etliche Personen und Kindergruppe am Denkmal - im Bildhintergrund die Stadt mit ihren Türmen und Kuppeln.

      Nöhring, Berlin - ( Ohne Erscheinungsjahr - um 1840 erschienen ) Blattgröße 25 x 34 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), verlegt bei Carl Nöhring in Berlin, Druck von Gebrüder Delius. Alt unter Glas gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 51 x 56 cm ) , das Blatt stärker gebräunt, etwas fleckig und stockfleckig. - selten - ( Bitte beachten: Leider kein Versand möglich, weil unter Glas gerahmt - hier bitte Selbstabholung bzw. selbst organisierter Abtransport ). ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available )

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        Journal of Researches in Geology and Natural History

      Henry Colburn, London 1840 - No repairs or restoration. No unusual wear and tear. Rather than describe the condtion in detail here, please ask for a full set of photos. We are selling an entire first and early edition collection of Darwin and other Victorian naturalist. in many cases we have several copies of the same Darwin titles in similar condtion, including signed copies. Please as for a complete catalogue. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Hildesheim, 25. I. 1840.. ¾ S. Gr.-4to. Auf Velin-Postpapier (Wasserzeichen: Portrait Wilhelm IV. König von Großbritannien & Han.).. "Ew. Wohlgeboren erlaube ich mir ergebenst zu fragen, ob Sie geneigt sind folgende Kompositionen von mir in Verlag zu nehmen: 1) Reveries pour le Piano. 2) Vier Gesaenge. Die einzigen Bedingungen meinerseits sind, eine elegante Ausstattung, und sechs an mich noch vor dem Erscheinen im Musikhandel portofrei nach Wien abzuliefernde Freiexemplare [...]". - Walther von Goethe, der erstgeborene Sohn von Goethes Sohn August und dessen Frau Ottilie, war musikalisch außerordentlich talentiert und wurde von Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy am Klavier unterrichtet. Eine musikalisch erfolgreiche Laufbahn war ihm jedoch nicht beschieden: "er lebte kränkelnd und zurückgezogen, den Nachlaß seines Großvaters ordnend, meist in Weimar und komponierte Lieder und Opern, von denen nur 'Anselmo Lancia' 1839 in Weimar aufgeführt wurde" (DBE). Wie sein jüngerer Bruder Wolfgang Maximilian zeitlebens unter der Last leidend, die der große Name ihnen aufgebürdet hatte, entsagten beide Familie und Nachkommenschaft. Beiliegend ein Zeitungsausschnitt der Neuen Freien Presse v. 12. IV. 1885 zum Tod des Komponisten.

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        Pl. 412 Red-breasted Merganser (1. Male 2. Female) The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories

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

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        Malerische Ansichten aus dem Orient, gesammelt auf der Reise Sr. Hoheit des Herrn Herzogs Maximilian in Bayern nach Nubien, Aegypten, Palaestina, Syrien und Malta im Jahre 1838 [.]. Vues pittoresques de l'Orient [.].

      Munich/Paris/Leipzig, Kaiser & Lacroix; Rittner & Goupil; Weigel, [1839-1840]. - Folio (422 x 528 cm). Lithogr. t. p. and 60 lithogr. plates, all in original hand colour, captions often raised in gilt. With 10 leaves of letterpress text. Half calf with giltstamped spine. Only edition of the rare variant with all the plates and in their splendid original colour: "Published in ten parts. The plates show costume of the period and also that of earlier times, taken from paintings" (Hiler). The picturesque views, which include Cairo, Alexandria, Jerusalem, La Valletta, Luxor, and Thebes, genre scenes and landscapes, are all framed within a decorative border and arranged as a small painting. The Nuremberg artist Mayr, known especially for his depictions of battle scenes and horses, was personal painter to Duke Maximilian, whom he accompanied on his 1838 journey of the Orient. The group had departed from Munich on January 20 with a small entourage, travelling via Venice, Korfu, Patras, Athens, Alexandria, and Cairo to the Holy Land. They returned to Munich after eight months on 17 September 1838; the following year, Maximilian was made honorary member of the Bavarian Acadeny of Sciences. - Some foxing. Ibrahim-Hilmy II, 26. Gay 90 (only 36 plates). Lipperheide Ma 22 (= 1589). Hiler 578. Tobler 161. Graesse IV, 457. Engelmann 124. Kainbacher 265 ("a rarity"). Thieme/Becker XXIV, 477. Nagler VIII, 498f. ("highly memorable drawings"). ADB XXI, 139ff. Not in Blackmer or Abbey (Travel). Not in Colas. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Collection of bound piano music from the library of the violinist Betty Gallenberg, mother of Morris Loeb who married Eda Kuhn for whom the Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library at Harvard University is named

      . CHOPIN - [Op. 29]. Impromptu pour le Pianoforte dedie a Mademoiselle La Comtesse de Lobau... Oeuv. 29. Pr. 15 Ngr. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, Paris: M. Schlesinger, Londres: Wessel & Co., St. Petersbourg: Bernard & Holtz, Varsovie: G. Sennewald, [PN 5850] [after 1840]. 1f. (title), 3-8 pp. Title lithographed; music engraved. First German edition, fourth (or third) issue. Grabowski-Rink 29-1c-B&H (or 29-1b-B&H with final blank leaf removed). Chomi ski-Tur o p. 96-97. Kobyla ska p. 74. Bound with: - [Op. 64, no. 1]. Trois Valses pour le Piano... Op. 64. No. I. Pr. 15 Ngr. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, Paris: Brandus & Co., [PN 7715] [ca. 1852]. 1f. (title), [i] (blank), 4-7, [i] (blank) pp. Title lithographed; music engraved. Titelauflage of first German edition. Grabowski-Rink 64/1-1a- B&H. Chomi ski-Tur o p. 216. Kobyla ska p. 140. - [Op. 64, no. 2]. Trois Valses pour le Piano. Op. 64. No. [2]. Pr. 15 Ngr. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, Paris: Brandus & Co. [PN 7716], [ca. 1852]. 1f. (title), 3-7, [i] (blank) pp. Title lithographed; music engraved. Titelauflage of first German edition. Not in Grabowski-Rink; fits between 64/2-1-B&H and 64/2-1a- B&H and has same title page as 64/1-1a-B&H (see above) and 64/3-1a-B&H. Chomi ski-Tur o p. 216. Kobyla ska p. 140. LISZT-SCHUBERT - Ständchen. Lied aus Fr. Schuberts Schwanengesang für das Piano-Forte übertragen von F. Liszt... Preis f1._C.M. / _15 gr. Wien: Tobias Haslinger, Paris: Schlesinger, London: Cocks & Co. [PN C. H. 7757], [1840]. Large octavo. 1f. (title), [i] (song text), 4-15 (music in two versions), [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. First Edition of second version; later edition of first version. Searle 560. Raabe 245/7. Chiappari 192. Hoboken 10, 74. LISZT- BERLIOZ - Benediction et Serment deux Motifs de Benvenuto Cellini de H. Berlioz transcrits pour le Piano par F. Liszt... Pr. 16 Gr. Brunswick: G. M. Meyer jun.r (Henry Litolff.), Londres: J.J. Ewer & Co. et G. L. Graue & Co,, New-York: Fr. Meyer [PN 1165], [1854]. 1f. (decorative title in colour by Fr. Krätzschmer, Leipzig), 3-11, [i] (blank). Title lithographed; music engraved. First Edition. Searle 396. Raabe 141. Chiappari 660. Not in Hoboken. JOHN Several salon pieces, all engraved and all with the composer's signed autograph inscription to Betty Gallenberg (one printed, the remainder autograph): - 3 Feuilles d'Album, op. 15, with printed dedication "a Mad.lle Betty Gallenberg" (Paris: G. Flaxland [PN: G.F. 31], [1850]). - 3 Romances sans paroles. 2e recueil, op. 18 (Paris: Benacci-Peschier [PN B.P. 116], [1852-53]), with autograph inscription: "Hommage de ll[!]'auteur a Mlle Betty Gallenberg Charles John." - 2e Nocturne, op. 19 (Paris: Benacci-Peschier [PN B.P. 117], [1852-53]), with autograph inscription: "Hommage de ll'[!] auteur a Mlle Betty Gallenberg Charles John." - 3e Nocturne, op. 20 (Paris: Benacci- Peschier [PN B.P. 113], [1852-53]), with autograph inscription: "Hommage de ll'[!] auteur a Mlle Betty Gallenberg Charles John." - Charme du Salon 4e Nocturne, op. 22, with printed note "de Berlin" below composer's name (Paris: Au Menestrel... Heugel & Cie [PN H. 1683] ,[ca. 1854]), with autograph inscription: "Hommage de l'auteur a Mlle Betty Gallenberg Charles John." - 3 Melodies sans paroles (2e Recueil), op. 27, with printed note "(de Berlin) below composer's name (Paris: E. Girod [PN E.G. 3891], [ca. 1854]), with autograph inscription: "Hommage de l'auteur a Mlle Betty Gallenberg Charles John." - Barcarolle, op. 31, with printed note "de Berlin" below composer's name (Paris: Ledentu [PN L.D. 68], [1855]), with autograph inscriptione: "Hommage de ll'[!] auteur a Mlle Betty Gallenberg Charles John." - [Caption title:] Trois Romances sans paroles [3e recueil pour piano], op. 37 ([Paris: Brandus Dufour] [PN B. et Cie. 9634] [1856]); title leaf lacking. All autograph inscriptions, to upper right cornber of title, trimmed with some loss. With additional salon pieces for piano in first edition: DÖHLER. Nocturne [no. 1], op. 24 (Vienna: Pietro Mechetti qm Carlo [PN P.M. 3022], [1838]) GUTMANN. Valse brillant[!], op. 15 (Leipzig: Frederic Hofmeister [PN 4334], [ca. 1847]) [BOVY]-LYSBERG. La Fontaine Idylle pour Piano, op. 34 (Leipzig: Frederic Hofmeister [PN 4711], [1853]) RAVINA. Nocturne, op. 13 (Bonn: N. Simrock [PN 4533], [1846]) SCHULHOFF. Galop Di Bravura, op. 17 (Mayence, Anvers et Bruxelles: les Fils de B. Schott [PN 9144], [1847]) SCHULHOFF. Souvenir de Varsovie, op. 30 (Vienne: C. A. Spina [PN 9161], [after 1851]). Possible First Edition. Folio. Quarter dark maroon leather with textured paper boards, gilt rules and titling to spine: "Salon=Stücke." Former owner's signature in ink to upper right corner of front endpaper: "Betty Gallenberg." Title pages of Parisian editions mostly with handstamp of the respective publisher; title pages of works by Döhler, Gutmann, and Ravinia with handstamp of C. F. Heckel, Mannheim. Binding considerably worn, with some loss to spine. Some foxing and offsetting; edges frayed; some paper imperfections. Occasional fingering and other annotations in pencil.. The actual order of pieces in the volume is alphabetical by composer, and for each composer by opus number (except for John's op. 20, which comes after his op. 27). Betty Gallenberg (1834-1902), daughter of Simon Gallenberg, first violinist at the opera in Mannheim, married Solomon Loeb (1829-1903), a German-born merchant in Cincinnati, in 1862. Their son Morris (1863-1912), a professor of chemistry, married Eda Kuhn (1867- 1951), the daughter of his father's business partner. Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library at Harvard University is named after her. See Olmstead, Juilliard: A History, p. 13. Karl Wilhelm John ("Charles John de Berlin") was a German-born pianist and composer. Meyerbeer recommended him to the Conservatoire in Paris, where he was admitted in 1845 as one of the very few foreign students. He studied composition with Halevy and piano with Kalkbrenner and Thalberg. Like Chopin and Henselt, he disliked performing in public. For a while, his salon compositions for piano enjoyed popularity. John returned to Berlin in 1863, where he died twelve years later. See Musikalisches Conversations-Lexikon, ed. Hermann Mendel and August Reissmann, vol. 5 (Berlin, 1880), pp. 471-72. Theodor Döhler was a German composer and a notable piano virtuoso of the Romantic period. He studied under Julius Benedict, Carl Czerny, and Simon Sechter. Jean-Henri Ravina was a highly acclaimed French virtuoso pianist, composer and teacher. Adolf (Adolph, Adolphe) Gutmann was a close friend of Chopin, who dedicated his Scherzo no. 3 in C-sharp minor, op. 39, to him. Charles Samuel [Bovy]-Lysberg was a student of Chopin and Liszt. Julius (Jules) Schulhoff was the grand-uncle of the much better known Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942), a victim of Nazi persecution.

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        "Das Alräunchen".

      . Feder in Schwarz und Aquarell, über Bleistift, auf Velin, mit Feder rechts unter der Darstellung signiert "K Hassmann ", rechts unten mit Bleistift betitelt". 25,9:19,9 cm. Gebräunt, mit Lichtrandrand rundum. Bekannt wurde Hassmann wegen seiner originellen Tierkarikaturen, wie sie hier vorliegen.. Hassmann war Historienmaler und Illustrator. Seine Ausbildung erhielt er an der Wiener Akademie der bildenden Künste bei S. l'Allemand (1840-1910) und an der Münchner Akademie bei O. Seitz (1846-1912) und C. von Marr (1858-1936). 1903/04 war er Mitglied der fortschrittlichen Wiener Künstlervereinigung "Der Hagenbund". 1904-1911 lebte er in New York, wo er für das Deutsche Theater Dekorationen und Kostüme entwarf. Nach seiner Rückkehr aus den USA lebte er in seiner Geburtsstadt; im 1. Weltkrieg war er als Kriegsmaler tätig.

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        Pl 1 Californian Turkey Vulture (Californian Condor) The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories

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

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        Reuben Ramble's Travels in the Eastern Counties of England

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

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        Pl. 359 Scarlet Ibis ( 1. Adult Male 2. Young second Autumn) The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories

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

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        GENF. Vue de Genève, depuis Colognyavec la maison Diodati, ei-devant demeure de Lord Byron".

      - Aquatinta von Himely nach Dubois bei Birmann, Basel, um 1840, 20 x 28 cm. Prächtiger Blick über den See auf die Stadt, links die Villa Diodati. - Breitrandig und gut erhalten.

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        HAMBURG. - St. Pauli. "Hamburger Vorstadt St. Pauli". Reich belebte Chaussee mit Alleebäumen auf den Seiten, im Hintergrund Kirche.

      - Altkol. Lithographie bei G. Führmann, um 1840, 42 x 63,5 cm. Imposantes Kapitalblatt, mit zahllosen originellen Volkstypen, Reitern, Kutschen und Fuhrwerk staffagiert. Im Himmel gering fleckig, sonst für ein Blatt dieses Formats sehr gut erhalten.

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        A Plan of London and its Environs

      London: , 1840. Steel engraving. Size: 43 x 56 cm Very good condition. Light fold marks as issued. A delightful and detailed plan of London that was published in Lewis's Topographical Dictionary. Engraved by J & C Walker. The plan extends from Chelsea in the south west to Regent's Park in the north west; from Hackney in the north east to Rotherhithe in the south east. The plan is adorned with the crests of Westminster, the City of London and Southwark. All public spaces, parks and major thoroughfares are highlighted in colour.

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        MOZAIK ALPHABETE Europäischer Schriftarten. Alphabets of European Letters in Mosaic.

      Comprising of a four page key sheet partly hand-coloured by a child, and 174 small pieces of shaped wood, painted in a variety of colours, with which the letters may be formed. All contained in a wooden box with a sliding lid bearing a hand-coloured pictorial label, on the verso of which is a key sheet 'alphabet' mosaic we have seen.

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

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

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        HARZ. "Erinnerung an den Harz". Gesamtansicht von Goslar ("vom Köppelsbleck", 14 x 21 cm), umgeben von 16 kleinen Ansichten aus dem Harz.

      - Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Ed. Brückner, Goslar, um 1840, 26 x 38,5 cm. Auch die Hauptansicht von Goslar ist von kleinen Teilansichten aus der Stadt umrahmt, ein Souvenirblatt als Mittelteil eines Souvenirblattes! - Die Harzansichten zeigen u.a. Ballenstedt, Ilsenstein, Bocken, Alexisbad, Stolberg, Harzburg, Lauterberg, Falkenstein, Walkenried, Ilefeld, Mägdesprung. - Kleinere Randdefekte sorgfältig restauriert. Mit breitem Rand. Selten.

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        LEIPZIG. "Deutsche Buchhändler Börse in Leipzig". Die Börse (23 x 29,5 cm) umgeben von 16 kleinen Teilansichten aus der Stadt.

      - Lithographie von C.C. Böhme und F. Krätzschmer nach C. Leibner, bei Krätzschmer, um 1840, insgesamt: 43 x 53,5 cm. Die kleinen Detailansichten zeigen das Theater, Augusteum, Rathaus, Paulinum, Handels-Börse, Thomaskirche, Schützenhaus, Büergerschule, Georgenhaus, Pleissenburg usw. - Mit Faltspuren, rechts bis über die Einfassungslinie beschnitten und angerändert.

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        Pl. 353 American Avocet (Young in first Winter Plumage. Adult in the distance) The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories

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

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        LEIPZIG. "Deutsche Buchhändler Börse in Leipzig". Die Börse (23 x 29,5 cm) umgeben von 16 kleinen Teilansichten aus der Stadt.

      - Lithographie von C.C. Böhme und F. Krätzschmer nach C. Leibner, bei Krätzschmer, um 1840, insgesamt: 43 x 53,5 cm. Die kleinen Detailansichten zeigen das Theater, Augusteum, Rathaus, Paulinum, Handels-Börse, Thomaskirche, Schützenhaus, Büergerschule, Georgenhaus, Pleissenburg usw. - Mit geglätteten Faltspuren, rechts bis an die Einfassungslinie beschnitten.

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        Romantische Landschaft im Abendlicht mit einigen Jägern im Bildvordergrund, hinten Berge im späten Sonnenlicht.

      - Bildgröße: 28,5 x 45 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 34 x 50,5 cm ). Das Bild ist auf Holzplatte gemalt, links unten mit *Ferd. Schiertz, Leipzig* signiert, undatiert ( ca. um 1840 ). Das Bild leicht craquelliert, am Unterrand durch die Rahmung etwas berieben, der Rahmen stärker bestoßen und etwas beschädigt. >>>Literatur: Thieme-Becker, Band XXX, Seite 60. <<< ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1840,, 1840. FIRST EDITIONS of Barnaby Rudge, The Old Curiosity Shop, and Master Humphrey's Clock. 3 volumes. Large 8vo. Contemporary half red calf, gilt, over marbled sides. Bookplates and Dickens' centenary stamps affixed to pastedown, neat owner sigature to each volume, foxing to prelims, calf a little bloomed, some darkening /rubbing to spine but essentially a clean, presentable set. Narrator Master Humphrey was a lonely man who lived in London. He keeps old manuscripts in an antique grandfather clock by the chimney-corner, and decides to start a little club, called Master Humphrey's Clock, where the members, including Mr. Pickwick himself, have a penchant for telling strories. In the book, several short tales are recounted, followed by the novels 'The Old Curiosity Shop', which follows the life of the beautiful and virtuous Little Nell and her Grandfather, and 'Barnaby Rudge', Dickens first effort at historical fiction, set during London's non-Popery 'Gordon' Riots (Protestant rallying against the Roman Catholic Relief Act, 1778). Podeschi; Gimbel Catalogue [A51], Grolier Exhibition [100], Slater; Suzannet Catalogue [57]. Collins; Dickens and Crime (1962).

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        Re?gne animal dispose? en tableaux me?thodiques:

      Paris: Fortin Masson et Cie, Successeurs de Crochard et cie., 1840 VG+, 1840, Tall Elephant Folio, 90 pls + TP. In modern, to style, half red morocco, with contemporary red faded boards, some blind tooling, edges lightly bumped and rubbed. Spine, raised bands, decorative gilt tooling and titles. Internally, red marbled endpapers, text block edges sprinkled red, book label to fpd (William Alexander Murray), [1] engraved titlepage, [1] blank, [2] introduction, 90 pls (of 90) double page pictorial charts 80*55.5 cms (20 of which were produced at 32 Southampton St, Strand London & the remainder in Paris at Rue de Place de l'Ecole de Medecine, No 13), depicting approximately 5,000 images, new cloth joints, minimal paper repairs. A very good + copy. Weighs 10.5 Kg, and is 56.7*44.5*5 cms. (Graesse 315. Brunet 5572. Nissen 938. Crochard 1839 p11) Title continues: ouvrage adopte? par le Conseil royal de l'instruction publique pour l'enseignement des colle?ges et autroes etablissements de l'universite?

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        Fabeln aller Voelker

      Verlag August Riese Berlin ohne Jahr,ca 1840. Format 8° **Bestellen Sie an einem Tag mehr als einen Titel bei uns, so versenden wir innerhalb Deutschlands generell versandkostenfrei** . - 1. Auflage - , 284 S. + 12 colorierte Tafeln ( 11 Tafeln + farbig illustriertes Titelblatt ) , Originalpappband mit farbigen Deckelbild , Deckel - und Rückentitel, ca 5 cm des Papieraufzugs des Rückens fehlen, gelockert und Seiten teilweise etwas gebräunt , Vorbesitzerstempel mit handschriftlichen Eintrag " ausgeschieden " in alter Schrift , etwas bestoßen , insgesamt ordentlicher Zustand

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        Pl. 359 Scarlet Ibis ( 1. Adult Male 2. Young second Autumn) The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories

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

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