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        Notes d?un voyage en Corse -

      Fournier Jeune 1840 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-8 236 pp. Reliure postérieure demi-chagrin noir. Dos lisse avec pièces de titre en maroquin noir. Complet des 11 planches lithographiées hors-texte. Très bon état. EDITION ORIGINALE la plus recherché des quatre voyages de Mérimée. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie KOEGUI]
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        NORDERNEY. "Seebad Norderney". Blick von einer Terrasse mit Holzgeländer auf Ort und Strand, links die Nordsee.

      - Lithographie bei Weber, um 1840, 28,5 x 39 cm. Der breite Rand gering angestaubt.- Sehr seltene und gesuchte Ansicht.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        "Zeitz, der obere Theil der Stadt von der Nordwest-Seite". Gesamtansicht über eine Allee hinweg, im Vordergrund fünf Landleute.

      . Lithographie von Fischer nach C. Meckel, um 1840, 27,5 x 43 cm.. Oben und unten je ein sorgfältig restaurierter Einriss. Im Rand gering fleckig. - Sehr seltene Lithographie des "Lieutenant a.D.".

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        ZEITZ. "Zeitz, der obere Theil der Stadt von der Nordwest-Seite". Gesamtansicht über eine Allee hinweg, im Vordergrund fünf Landleute.

      - Lithographie von Fischer nach C. Meckel, um 1840, 27,5 x 43 cm. Oben und unten je ein sorgfältig restaurierter Einriss. Im Rand gering fleckig. - Sehr seltene Lithographie des "Lieutenant a.D.".

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        KALENDER. -

      Seidel, (1840-1913)., Sulzbach, - 74 Jg. in 22 Bdn. 21 x 13,5 cm. Über 8500 S. Mit vielen Textholzstichen. Lentner 3468: "Der vorzüglich redig. bayerisch-patriotische Kalender enthält neben dem gewöhnlichen Kalendarium eine ausserordentl. grosse Anzahl gedieg. u. wertvoller Aufsätze zur bayer. Orts- und Geschichtskunde etc., Legenden u. Abbildgn. d. Heiligen, Erzählungen aus dem Leben (bayer.) gottsel. Männer und Frauen, Beschreibgn. und Abbildgn. von Schlachten, Schlössern, Burgruinen u. Kirchen, viel. geistl. Orten, Wallfahrten, Monumenten etc. etc. u. bietet somit eine reiche Quelle zur bayer. Orts- u. Klostergeschichte". - Bei dem Kalender auf das Jahr 1841 handelt es sich um den zweiten "im Jahre 1888 vorgenommenen Abdruck ohne Kalendarium". - Beiliegt das Inhaltsverzeichnis des Kalenders für die Jahre 1841-1890 (50 Jahrgänge). - Die Einbände bestoßen und etwas fleckig (die Broschur zu Jahrgang 1912 mit Randläsuren, Bibliotheksmarken und mehrfach gestempelt). Alle Bände mehrfach gestempelt, papierbedingt teils etwas gebräunt und/oder stockfleckig. - Eine einmalige Fundgrube zur bayerischen Orts-, Kirchen- und Klostergeschichte mit hunderten von Holzstich-Ansichten von Link. Es sind nahezu sämtliche bayerischen Wallfahrtsorte beschrieben und abgebildet. Pp. d. Zt. mit hs. Rsch., sowie 5 Jahrgänge in OBroschur und 2 Jahrgänge in HLwd. unter Verwendung der OBroschur. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        LANDSBERG. "Landsberg am Lech Nordwstl. Ansicht". Gesamtansicht vom Wegesrand aus, rechts der Lech mit einem Floß, im Vordergrund Jäger mit zwei Hunden, Spaziergänger und Bauern mit Heuwagen.

      - Kol. Lithographie mit Tonplatte nach W. Neugebauer von und bei W. Stähle, München, um 1840, 29 x 50 cm. Der breite Rand etwas gebräunt, vor allem im Passepartoutausschnitt. Randeinrisse sorgfältig restauriert. Frisches, sehr dekoratives Kolorit.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Grande Chronique de MATTHIEU PARIS, traduite en français par A. HUILLARD-BREHOLLES, accompagnée de notes, et précédée d'une introduction par M. le Duc DE LUYNES.

      1840 - 1841, Paulin, Libraire-Editeur 1840 - 9 volumes in-8 ( 220 X 135 mm ), demi-veau fauve, dos lisses ornés de filets et palettes dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin anthracite ( Reliures de l'époque ). Edition originale. Belle série, complète et finement reliée. Littérature Histoire Moyen-Age Troubadours Folklore [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tiré à Part]
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        Geschichte der goldenen Horde in Kiptschak, das ist der Mongolen in Russland.

      Pesth ( Pest ), Hartleben, 1840.. Mit L, 1 Blatt,, 683 Seiten, 1 Blatt, 9 Beilagen sowie einer ausfaltbaren Stammtafel. Ohldr, 8° ( 22,5 x 14,5 cm ). Einband sehr stark beschädigt, Einbanddeckel lose und beschädigt, der schmale Buchrücken lose und beschädigt, Buchblock lose, Bindung defekt. Der Innendeckel innen mit altem Bibliothekszettel *Arthur Probsthain, Oriental Bookseller...London* sowie alten Vermerken in Bleistift - desgleichen auf dem Vorsatzblatt. Das Titelblatt stärker fleckig mit Bibliotheksvermerken in Bleistift und Kugelschreiber und zum Unterrand hin etwas wasserrandig. Das Zwischenblatt mit unschöner Registerangabe in Farbstift zu dem Inhalt des Werkes, Seiten teils etwas fleckig oder stockfleckig, einige Seiten auch stärker. Wenige Seiten etwas angeknickt. ( Gewicht 1050 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

      [Bookseller: Buchhandlung & Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Sämmtliche Werke. 33 Bde. in 18. Berlin, G. Reimer 1840-42. 4to. Mit gestochenem Portrait. Ca. 11500 S. Orig.-Halblederbde d. Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung u. Blindprägung, Marmorschnitt

      . . Die von Ernst Förster hrsg. zweite Gesamtausgabe ist textlich die beste aller frühen Werkausgaben. Ausnehmend schönes und dekorativ gebundenes Exemplar. - Goedeke V,466,38.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schmidt & Günther Einzelunte]
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        [Op. 28]. Drei Romanzen für das Pianoforte Sr. Erlaucht Herrn Graf Heinrich II Reuss-Köstritz zugeeignet... Op. 28... Pr. 1 Thlr.

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

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        In the midst of his re-election campaign against Gen. William Henry Harrison, the Whig he defeated in 1836, President Martin Van Buren sends thanks "for the Friendly expression" in a letter he has received

      Washington, DC, July 22, 1840. 8" x 8.5". "Displayable scarce Autograph Letter Signed ""M Van Buren"" as President, 1 page, 8"" x 8.5"". Washington, July 22, 1840. To Mr. Israel Brown. Removable from the board of the same size to which it is affixed. Minor flaws. Fine condition.In full, ""Dear Sir, I have recd your letter & thank you sincerely for the Friendly expression it contains. Very respectfully your friend & obedient Servt. M Van Buren Washington July 22d 1840.""President Martin Van Buren was renominated at the Democratic Convention held in Baltimore, Maryland, May 5-7, 1840. He lost the 1840 presidential election to Harrison, 1.3 million to 1.1 million popular votes, 234-60 electoral votes, 19-7 states."

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        Histoire de Napoléon

      Paris: Furne, 1840. Fine. Furne, Paris 1840, Grd. et fort in-8 (15,7x24,2cm), relié. - Edition abundantly illustrated original vignettes and off-text Raffet. Beautiful and famous romantic shown. Binding half black shagreen, back smooth decorated with romantic rock irons, supervision of two nets gilded cartonnage on eggplant boards, guards and contreplats croisillonné midnight blue paper, rubbed corners. Friction copings, romantic contemporary binding. Rare spots on a white paper well. Presence of serpentes roses. Book illustrated with 80 wood-engraved plates and a frontispiece inset steel and numerous vignettes in-text on wood. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition abondamment illustrée de vignettes originales et de hors-texte de Raffet. Bel et célèbre illustré romantique. Reliure en demi chagrin noir, dos lisses ornés de fers rocailles romantiques, encadrement de deux filets dorés sur les plats de cartonnage aubergine, gardes et contreplats de papier bleu nuit croisillonné, coins frottés. Frottements en coiffes, reliure romantique de l'époque. Rares piqûres sur un papier bien blanc. Présence des serpentes roses. Ouvrage illustré de 80 planches gravées sur bois et d'un frontispice hors-texte sur acier ainsi que de nombreuses vignettes in-texte sur bois.  

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        THE ILLUSTRIOUS FOOTSTEPS [caption title]

      New York: John Childs, 1840.. Lithograph, 14 x 19 inches. Some loss to margins, old tears neatly repaired. Moderate wear and soiling. Backed with later tissue. Good. An anti-Van Buren cartoon from the election of 1840. Contrary to some of the busy cartoons issued during this era, this effort is elegant in its simplicity. The Devil ("Old Nick") leads donkey Andrew Jackson and President Van Buren on the "Road to Glory" that leads away from the White House. The Devil says "I lead the Van", while Jackson says "Matty, if you follow right after me, you can't miss your way." Not in Reilly; only one copy located, at the American Antiquarian Society.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Memoiren eines bleiernen Soldaten. Für Knaben von 8 bis 10 Jahren.

      Baumgärtner's Buchhandlung,, Lpz., 1840 - Erste Ausgabe! Lpz., Baumgärtner's Buchhandlung, 1840. Kl.8°. 109 S. Mit sechs illuminirten Kupfern. OPp.d.Zt. Einband berieben, Ecken bestossen u. fleckig. Rücken mit Einrissen. Einbanddeckel geknickt. W.a.V. Papierbedingt gebräunt. Die Kupfertafeln in gut erhaltenem Altkolorit. Kupfertafeln gestochen von And. Geiger. Klotz V, 8347/23. Sehr Selten! Amalie Winter, (eigtl. Amalie Freifrau von Groß) Amalie von Gross, geb. von Seebach *10. Oktober 1802 Weimar – 13. Juni 1879 Weimar). Dt. Schriftstellerin. Ehefrau des Geheimen Finanzrates Albert Joseph von Groß in Weimar. 1827 war sie bei der Taufe von Ottilies Tochter Alma bei Johann Wolfgang von Goethe zu Gast. Unter dem Pseudonym Amalie Winter veröffentlichte sie Novellen, Gedichte, Memoiren-Romane, Deutsche Lebensbilder und drei Sammlungen von Frauenbildern. ADB 43. Sprache: DE Einband berieben, Ecken bestossen u. fleckig. Rücken mit Einrissen. Einbanddeckel geknickt. W.a.V. Papierbedingt gebräunt. Die Kupfertafeln in gut erhaltenem Altkolorit. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Altstadt Antiquariat Bode]
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        Autograph Letter Signed

      Cambridge, MA: October 21, 1840 Single bi-folded pale beige sheet, with the letter on one half of the recto and the mailing addresses on the other half. Handwritten by Longfellow in black ink and signed "Henry W. Longfellow". About near fine, with some creasing and light wear at the page folds, a hint of minor rippling, a few faint spots of minor soiling, short loss to one edge where the letter was opened, red sealing wax with the lost paper adhered below the recipient's address, minor red pencil notation in between the mailing addresses. Overall, a bright and pleasing piece. In this letter, Longfellow responds to W.F.M. Van Sicklen of the University of Vermont in response to the institution's offer to award him with an honorary degree. He thanks Van Sicklen and the society for this "testimony of their regard," which he accepts with thanks and honor. The seemingly strange pairing of Longfellow's letter side by side with the recipient's and his own mailing addresses is resultant of Longfellow's using this single, large leaf to fold directly into an "envelope" that was held together with sealing wax. Notably, this letter was written very early in Longfellow's writing career. In 1837, Longfellow moved to Cambridge to take a professorship at Harvard. He lodged at the Cragie House, an 18th century colonial mansion that served, for a time, as Washington's headquarters during the American Revolution. Shortly after returning to Cambridge, he published the autobiographical Hyperion (1839) and the collection Voices in the Night (1839). Although these were instant popular and critical successes, Longfellow would continue to teach at Harvard and write at Cragie House through 1854, at which point he had established enough of a literary reputation to sustain himself on writing alone. Although he was already producing the literature that would make him infamous, Longfellow in 1840 was still very much an aspiring writer who had not yet reached the peak of his talent. The University of Vermont's honorary degree stands as a testament to the institution's keen foresight as to Longfellow's development; not until the 1850s and 1860s would he receive similar honors from Oxford, Harvard, and Cambridge.. Signed by Author. Near Fine.

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        Blick von einer Passstrasse ins weite Flußtal, links Häuser.

      . Feines Aquarell von Friedrich Wilhelm Moritz (zugeschrieben), um 1840, 13 x 20 cm.. Thieme-Becker Bd. XXV, S. 158. - Der in Herborn geborene Veduten- und Landschaftsmaler war hauptsächlich in der Schweiz und Italien tätig. Er starb in Neuchatel. - Alt auf leichten Karton montiert.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Geschichte der goldenen Horde in Kiptschak, das ist der Mongolen in Russland.

      Hartleben, Pesth ( Pest ) 1840 - Mit L, 1 Blatt, 683 Seiten, 1 Blatt, 9 Beilagen sowie einer ausfaltbaren Stammtafel. Ohldr, 8° ( 22,5 x 14,5 cm ). Einband sehr stark beschädigt, Einbanddeckel lose und beschädigt, der schmale Buchrücken lose und beschädigt, Buchblock lose, Bindung defekt. Der Innendeckel innen mit altem Bibliothekszettel *Arthur Probsthain, Oriental Bookseller.London* sowie alten Vermerken in Bleistift - desgleichen auf dem Vorsatzblatt. Das Titelblatt stärker fleckig mit Bibliotheksvermerken in Bleistift und Kugelschreiber und zum Unterrand hin etwas wasserrandig. Das Zwischenblatt mit unschöner Registerangabe in Farbstift zu dem Inhalt des Werkes, Seiten teils etwas fleckig oder stockfleckig, einige Seiten auch stärker. Wenige Seiten etwas angeknickt. ( Gewicht 1050 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Greece, Pictorial, Descriptive, and Historical

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Bohemian Bookworm]
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        Ausgewählte Werke von Walter Scott, Bände 4 bis 51 in 17 Büchern gebunden Übersetzung von: Herrmann, Richter, Funck, Oelckers, Susemihl, Andrae, Sauerwein

      Verlag von Heinrich Hoff, Mannheim - kl.8°, OHldr. Bd. 4 + 5: Robin der Rothe, 275 + 262 S., 1840. Bd. 6 + 7 + 8: Der Pirat, 210 + 223 + 232 S., 1840. Bd. 9 + 10 + 11: Das Kloster, 214 + 208 + 156 S., 1841. Bd. 12 + 13 + 14: Der Abt - eine Fortsetzung des Klosters, 228 + 208 + 226 S., 1841. Bd. 15 + 16 + 17: Quentin Durward, 229 + 232 + 223 S., 1841. Bd. 18 + 19 + 20: Guy Mannering, oder Astrolog, 214 + 210 + 212 S., 1841. Bd. 21 + 22 + 23: Kenilworth, 216 + 228 + 198 S., 1841. Bd. 24 + 25 + 26: Der Alterthümler, 210 + 200 + 210 S., 1841. Bd. 27 + 28 + 29: Kerker von Edinburg, 175 + 178 + 168 S., 1841. Bd. 30 + 31 + 32: Die Schwärmer, 191 + 176 + 174 S., 1841. Bd. 33 + 34 + 35: Nigels Schicksale, 238 + 218 + 232 Seiten, 1841. Bd. 36 + 37 (als 36 angeggeben), Talisman, 241 + 233 S., 1841 + 1842. Bd. 38 + 39 + 40: Ivanhoe, 188 + 179 + 199 S., 1841 (hier liegt der Einbanddeckel vorne lose bei). Bd. 41 + 42 + 43: Schöne Mädchen von Perth, 217 + 219 + 228 S., 1844. Bd. 44 + 45: Braut von Lammermoor, 232 + 230 S., 1843. Bd. 46 + 47 + 48: Graf Robert von Paris, 160 + 194 + 173 S., 1846. Bd. 49 + 50 + 51: Anna von Geierstein, 213 + 244 + 286 S., 1846. Alle Bände uni in Halbleder mit roten und grünen Rückenschildchen, Lederecken, marmorierte Deckel. Rücken berieben, aber uni. Bei einem Band der Deckel lose, bei einem Band oberer Rand gebräunt. Gesamt gute und schöne Ausgabe ohne dem 1. Buch enthaltend die Bänden 1 + 2 + 3 (fehlt) 0 S. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buchhandlung W. Neugebauer GmbH & Co.KG]
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        Gesamtans., "Ansicht von Triest".

      . Lithographie ( anonym ) b. F. Werner in Wien,, um 1840, 25,5 x 36,5. Nicht bei Nebehay / Wagner

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Bibel-Historia, mailme sivnedume rejast Moses jabmem ragjai, bibel jeças saniguim muittaluvvum; ja 22 David psalmak. N. V. Stokflethast.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        MASTER HUMPHREY' S CLOCK ( VOLUME I & II)

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

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        Master Humphrey's Clock

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

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

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

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        Travels in Madeira, Sierra Leone, Teneriffe

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

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        Dokument mit eigenh. U.

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

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

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

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        Travels in Madeira, Sierra Leone, Teneriffe

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

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        Rembrandts Werke: Auktionskatalog der Weigelschen Kunstauktionen

      - ( Ohne Jahresangabe: ca. um 1840 erschienen ) Handschriftliches Verzeichnis von 375 gedruckten Werken Rembrandts in 12 Abteilungen mit genauer Zustandsbeschreibung der unterschiedlichen Drucke sowie Bildbeschreibung. Mit ca. 170 n.n. Blättern, Ohldr mit goldgeprägtem schmalen Einbandrücken, 8° ( 21 x 17 cm ). Vorgebunden gedrucktes Verzeichnis der Buch- und Kunsthandlungen, die Aufträge für die Weigelschen Auktionen übernehmen und wo Kataloge eingesehen werden können. Von Rudolph Weigel ( * 1804 - 1867: Buch- und Kunsthändler in Leipzig ) unterzeichnet ( = Sohn von Weigel, Johann August Gottlieb: Buchhändler und Auktionator in Leipzig (1773-1846). ). Der Katalog gliedert sich in verschiedenen Abteilungen und hier wiederum teils mit Angaben zu unterschiedlichen Abdrücken: Bildnisse Rembrandts - Altes Testament - Neues Testament - Heilige - Allegorische, historische und Phantasiestücke - Bettler - Unzüchtige Vorstellungen, accademische Figuren und nackte Frauen - Landschaften - Männer-Köpfe - Phantasie-Männerköpfe - Weiber-Köpfe - Studien von Köpfen und Entwürfe. Einband leicht fleckig, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen. Innen wenige Seiten gering fleckig, insgesamt gut erhalten. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 700 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Portrait de femme EDITION ORIGINALE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Esquisse d'une Philosophie.

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer Antiquariat und Galeri]
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        sur la Cóte de Danemark à bord du Steamer le Hambourg.(4.Juin 1839). Kolorierte Lithographie von André Durand,

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Heinz Tessin]
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        50 Bilder zu Virgils Aeneide gestochen unter der Leitung von C. Frommel.

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

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Portraits of Game and Wild Animals Of Southern Africa - The Water Buck

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

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