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        Phalacrocorax Salcirostris [Groove-billed Cormorant].

      Hullmandel & Walton -48 1840 - Original hand-coloured lithograph. Dimensions: 385 by 560mm. (15.25 by 22 inches). From the "Birds of Australia". JOHN GOULD 1804 - 1881 John Gould is widely considered the grearest and most ambitious of all Victorian ornithologists, combining both artistic skill and beauty and anatomical accuracy. Following in the great tradition of Natural History illustrators, such as Barraband and Audubon, Gould enlisted the services of some of the most notable ornithological artists, including Edward Lea, Joseph Wolf and his own wife Elizabeth to compile the most outstanding and comprehensive bodies of work in this field. Comprising of eighteen major works he illustrated the birds of the world, from Asia, New Guinea, Europe, and Great Britain to the Families of Toucans, Trogons and Hummingbirds. Perhaps the most important and valuable of his works is the "Birds of Australia", published in London 1840 - 48, with a supplement issued 1851 - 69, from which this work is taken. A contemporary viewer said of this work "Great as is the excellence of Mr Gould's former publications, there can be no doubt that the present work exceeds them all, both in an artistic and scientific point of view. Whether the dignified repose of the Eagle, the pert Malurus, the restless Parrakeet, or the lean and anxoius Wader, he is equally successful in his efforts". Indeed still today the work is noted as his most accomplished, inparticular the plates depicting parrots and cockatoos have propelled this work into becoming the most valuable of Gould's publictions. Aside from its value it is the most complete and comprehensive ornithological work on Australia ever completed, an incredible feat considering the continent had only been discovered seventy years previously. It was a direct result of the labours of Gould and his assistants, that well over three hundred new species were added to the existing list of birds know to inhabit Australia. 11

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        Album von Oberösterreich und Salzburg in 39 Ansichten mit erläuterndem Texte.

      Salzburg, Baldi [1840].. 4°. 1 Bl., 125, 64 S. Mit 39 Stahlstichtafeln. Leinenband der Zeit mit goldgepr. Deckeltitel, berieben u. bestoßen.. Nebehay-Wagner I,67. "Die Ansichten weisen in ihrer Ausführung große Ähnlichkeit mit den bekannten Stahlstichen aus dem Album von Johann Fischbach 'Malerische Ansichten von Salzburg und Oberösterreich' auf, sind aberbedeutend kleiner, haben keine Künstlersignaturen und sind nicht numeriert". Unser Exemplar ist komplett und gut erhalten. Der Text etwas gebräunt, die meisten Tafeln mit Fleckchen im weissen Rand, alle Tafeln unter den Original-Seidenhemdchen. Mit Ansichten von Salzburg Stadt (11), Aigen, Anif, Hellbrunn, Hallein, Gmunden, Ischl, Ebensee, Mondsee, Paß Lueg, Werfen, Wildbad Gastein, Traunkirchen, Weißenbach, St. Gilgen, Linz etc.

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        The poetical works of Thomas Moore, collected by himself - [In ten volumes]

      London : Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longmans (1840-1841), 1840, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionVery good copies all in the original calf over marble boards. Minor, generalized wear to the extremities. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An uncommonly good set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1 pages; Physical desc.: 10 v (xxxix,352,xxxi,343,xxiv,355,xlvii,360,xxviii,315,xxvi,322,xxviii,395,xxiv, 295,xx,416,ix,170p) : ill, frontispiece, portrait. Notes: Each vol has engraved frontispiece. Each vol has additional engraved title page with engraved vignette. Includes translations from classical Greek. Contents: Contents vol 1: Odes of Anacreon - Juvenile poems. Vol 2: Juvenile poems - Poems relating to America. Vol 3: Corruption and intolerance - The sceptic - Twopenny post-bag - Satirical and humorous poems - Irish melodies. Vol 4: Irish melodies - National airs - Sacred songs. Vol 5: Evenings in Greece - Ballads, songs, miscellaneous poems, etc. etc. - Vol 6: Lalla Rookh - Vol 7: Lalla Rookh - Political and satirical poems - The Fudge family in Paris - Fables for the Holy Alliance - Rhymes on the road - Miscellaneous poems. Vol 8: The loves of the angels - Miscellaneous poems - Satirical and humorous poems. Vol 9: Satirical and humorous poems. The Fudges in England - Miscellaneous. Vol 10: The Epicurean - Alciphron. Index. Genre: Poetry. Poems.Translations.

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        The Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet - Complete in Two Volumes

      London William Smith 1840. xxxvi + 640, xvi + 552 pages. Balance of title reads as follows: "Containing an Account of the Cruel Civil Wars Between the Houses of Orleans and Burgundy; of the Possession of Paris and Normandy By the English; Their Expulsion Thence; and of Other Memorable Events That Happened in the Kingdom of France, as well as in other Countries. A History of Fair Example, and of Great Profit to the French. Beginning at the Year MCCCC., Where that of Sir John Froissart Finishes, and Ending at the Year MCCCCLXVII., and Continued by Others to the Year MDXVI." Illustrated with woodcuts. Bookplate of Reginald Hibbert Tupper upon each front free endpaper. Mr. Tupper was the son of the Canadian Prime Minister of the same name. Ink signature upon verso of front blank leaf of volume I. Some foxing to colour title page of volume I. Faded marbling to edges. Back hinge of Volume I starting. Somewhat above-average external wear. Both volumes tight and square. Reprint Three-Quarter Leather 4to - over 9?" - 12" tall; Reprint. Good

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      Longman, Orme, Bronw, Green & Longmans, London 1840 - **LIMITED TIME ONLY! 40% OFF ALL ANTIQUARIAN SHOP INVENTORY! (DISCOUNT ALREADY APPLIED TO PRICE SHOWN)** Collected by the author, in 10 volumes bound in 3/4 brown morocco over marbled covered boards, raised bands with compartments stamped in gilt, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, portrait frontispiece and engraved half-title and portrait frontispiece detached but present, internally clean and fresh, a beautiful set showing no wear to bindings. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der Trier'sche Hof auf dem Marktplatz zu Bonn. L'Hôtel de Trèves sur le Marché à Bonn." Marktplatz mit dem Rathaus, dem Obelisken und links dem Hotel Trierer Hof

      Stahlstich nach Bernhard Hundeshagen, Druck der Schulgen-Bettendorff'schen Kupferdruckerei, Bonn um 1840. 9.8x25 cm. - Schwarze, Bonn S. 38 vgl. - Rechts neben der Darstellung in einem 10 x 7,5 cm großen Feld mit floralem Rankenwerk die Adresse des Hotels und seines Besitzers F. C. A. Simrock. Auf der Rückseite in 3 Spalten umgeben von gestochener Bordüre Hinweise zu Sehenswürdigkeiten und Spaziergängen in Bonn und Umgebung in deutscher, französischer und englischer Sprache. Blattgröße 11,5 x 35,4 cm.Zu Werbezwecken im Auftrag des Hotel-Eigentümers gedrucktes Blatt in ehem. dreifacher Leporellofaltung. Geschäftskarten und -prospekte dieser Art wurden an Gäste und Interessenten ausgegeben.

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        Essai sur les insectes Hémiptères, Rhyngotes, ou Hétéroptères.

      Paris, J.B. Baillière, 1840. 8vo (215 x 135mm). pp. 383, with 5 large folding tables. Recent cloth. Maximilian Spinola (1780-1857) was an Italian entomologist whose entomological contributions were mainly in the orders of Coleoptera, Hymenoptera and Hemiptera. He was from a noble family and a descendant of the famous Spanish General Ambrogio Spinola, marqués de los Balbases. Many of the insects described came from his properties in Spain and South America. All Spinola's publications are rare.//Horn-Schenkling 20926.

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        Portfolio Chinensis: or a Collection of Authentic Chinese State Papers Illustrative of the History of the Present Position of Affairs in China With a Translation, Notes and Introduction

      Macao, China: Printed for the Translator at the New Washington Press by F.F. de Cruz. Very Good. 1840. First. Half morocco. Woodblock Chinese texts above English translation with exception of Appendix printed in July 1840 for which woodblocks could not be cut in time & where the Chinese characters were printed with the East India Company's movable Chinese type. Shuck presents an unbiased (almost satirical) account of the futile Chinese attempts to rid themselves of British opium imports in printing their edicts, many of which were in effect supplications to the "rascally" English smugglers who "only know how to benefit themselves, regardless of the injuries the inflict upon our people!" By the time of the final document ("for the removal of the evils arising from opium") the government is reduced to a warrant on all English heads: "The taking alive of English barbariansÂ…no matter they be soldiers or merchants, for every such individual, a reward, in cash, of one hundred dollars shall be given. For the murder of each one of the above, the fact being verified, one fifth of the aforesaid sum shall be awarded." Greater awards (up to twenty thousand dollars) were offered for English officers and ships. Circa 1940 half brown morocco with laid end papers; five raised bands; title, author, place & date to spine; previous owner's name to foot. Top edge gilt. A little underscoring and linguistic scholia (request images). A complete text in a handsome yet supple half morocco binding, marbled end papers and boards. Cordier 1905-6 (q.v.); Lust 478. Copyright William C. Chrisant, Virginia Book Shop, 2014. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xvi, 191 pages .

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        Wanderungen durch Tyrol und Steyermark. Von Joh. Gabr. Seidl. Erster und zweiter Band. Mit 30/30 Stahlstichen.

      Leipzig, Wigand, 1840. Georg Wigand's Verlag (o.J.) um 1840/41, Wanderungen durch Tyrol und Steiermark, Halblederbände, marmor. Überzug, farb. Ganzschnitt, Rückenvergoldung, 22,5 x 15, 303 u. 233 S., jew. 30 Stahlstiche (nach Zeichnungen v. L. Mayer, Verhas u. gestochen u.a. v. A.H. Payne, Winkles, J.H. Leidhecker, Hinchliff, Frommel), Bindung jew. stabil, keine Einträge, Exlibris o.ä., Überzug mit kl. Beriebstellen, Blattseiten leichter und stärker stockfleckig - die Stahlstiche wenig betroffen. Ansichten u.a. v. Innsbruck, Klausen, Torbole am Gardasee, Landeck, Cilli, Pettau, Murau, Gröbming, Grimming, Stift Admont, Leopoldsteinersee, Graz, Bad Gleichenberg, Riegersburg, Herberstein, Brandhof, Mariazell..

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat-Sandbuckel]
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        (Blick auf das Zugspitzmassiv),

      um 1840/43.. . Blick von leicht erhöhtem Standort über die Hügel des Oberlandes auf das von der Sonne beschienene und leicht im Dunst liegende Zugspitzmassiv. Aquarell auf Papier von Carl Rottmann, nicht sign. u. dat., um 1840/43. 9,4 x 14,2 cm. - Etwas gebräunt und minimal fleckig, am rechten Rand mit Feuchtigkeitsspuren. Auf alten Karton geheftet. Vermutlich Ausschnitt aus einem Skizzenblatt, den an den Rändern Teile anderer Tuschzeichnungen. - Provenienz: Sammlung F.W. Denzel, mit ausführlichem Sammlungsstempel auf der Unterlage (Die Sammlung von Dr. Wilhelm Denzel fußte auf einem Grundstock von dessen Vater (1873-1959) und wurde vom Sammler seit den 1920er Jahren kontinuierlich ausgebaut. Gesammelt hat er vornehmlich Handzeichnungen und Graphik aus den Jahren 1820-1930). - Die Zuschreibung erfolgte sowohl durch Denzel als auch dem Auktionshaus Zisska & Lacher. Für Rottmann typisch in seinen deutschen Landschaftsstudien ist die Bildkomposition mit einem erhöhten Augpunkt, einem eher dunkel gehaltenen Mittelgrund und einem hell erleuchteten Hintergrund. Die jeweiligen Zonen gehen kaum Bindungen ein, wodurch sich das Zuspitzmassiv dem Betrachter zusätzlich entrückt. Auch das für Rottmann typische Gewässer im Mittelgrund könnte durch einen Teil eines oberbayerischen Sees in der Senke links im Bild vorkommen, ist aber schwer zu erkennen. Das Blatt ist nicht bezeichnet, aber bei dem im hellen Dunst der Nachmittagssonne liegenden Bergmassiv handelt es sich mit ziemlicher Sicherheit um die Zugspitze. Der Gipfel bricht nach einer Stufe über die Große Riffelwandpsitze nach rechts steil ab. Die Oberammergauer Berge am rechten Bildrand sind deutlich kleiner. In der Mitte des Massivs erkennt man schwach das Höllental. Der Verlauf des Jubiliäumsgrates Richtung Alpspitze entspricht auch im Wesentlichen der Abbildung. - Die Zuschreibung wird bekräftigt durch eine Ölstudie Rottmanns, die das Städtische Museum im Lenbachhaus München besitzt (Heilmann/Rödiger-Diruf Nr. 15). Das 30 x 61 cm große auf Leinwand geklebte Blatt zeigt das Wettersteinmassiv aus ähnlicher Position, vielleicht etwas weiter westlich und mit größerem Bildausschnitt. Auch hier liegt das Zugspitzmassiv in der späten Nachmittagssonne, der Betrachter steht erhöht über der Landschaft. Diese Studie entstand in einer Reihe von weiteren Aquarellen, von dem eines auf "Sept 1843" datiert ist (s. Bierhaus-Rödiger, Nr. 632-635). Eine Reise Rottmanns nach Garmisch ist zu dieser Zeit folglich belegt. Stilistisch passt das kleine Aquarell eher in diese 1840er Jahre als in die Jahre um 1825, als Rottmann auch im Werdenfelser Land unterwegs war. - Lit.: Bierhaus-Rödiger, Erika: Carl Rottmann, München 1978; Heimann, Christoph u. Erika Rödiger-Diruf: Landschaft als Geschichte - Carl Rottmann, München 1998.

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        Outlines in Lithography, from a Small Collection of Pictures

      Yarmouth: For Private Circulation, 1840. First Edition, folio, [4],94,[4]pp., one of 100 copies for private circulation, 51 lithographic plates printed by Graf of London and text by C. Sloman of Yarmouth, dedicatory letter to his son, Gurney Turner (1813-1848) signed Dawson Turner, Yarmouth, 1st May 1840, new purple buckram. The volume is a descriptive catalogue of the pictures in Dawson Turner's own house. Most of these were sold at Christie's in 79 lots in May, 1852; the remainder were sold at the end of the Printed Books Sale of 1859, lots 2527-49. A few pictures were retained by members of the family. The lithographic plates, outline copies of the pictures in Dawson Turner's house, are the work of his daughters Mary Anne and Hannah Sarah; the descriptions of the pictures are by his wife; and the somewhat discursive commentaries are by himself. The collection included works by Giovanni Bellini, Jan Breughel, Agostino and Annibal Carracci, Cuyp, Hobbema, Greuze, Thomas Phillips, Gaspard Poussin, Rubens, Jan Steen, David Teniers the Younger, Titiano Vecelli, Sir David Wilke, Richard Wilson, and seven pictures by Crome.

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        The Charter and Statutes of Jefferson College, Washington, Mississippi, as Revised and Amended: Together with a Historical Sketch of the Institution from Its Establishment to the Present Time

      Natchez, [Mississippi]: Printed at the Book and Job Office. 1840. First edition. Contemporary unprinted blue wrappers. 90pp. Short tear and a litte wear on the front wrap, slight scattered foxing, else a near fine copy. History and then current structure of the College, Includes catalogue of the college library and a list of the scientific apparatus owned by the college of yellow paper. OCLC locates seventeen copies. .

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        Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea

      New York: Harper & Brothers. 1840. First. First edition, first issue. 16mo. BAL's Binding B (no priority) in original publisher's printed paper over boards. Contemporary pencil signature, and a small and attractive later bookplate, original spine perished and professionally replaced with appropriate cloth, some staining and rubbing on the boards, a sound, good copy, housed in a custom cloth clamshell case. Laid in is a leaf of paper with Dana's Signature dated in 1852. BAL 4434. .

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      Various 1840 - About eighty pamphlets from Italy, printed in the 1840s and 1850s. Most are political, dating from the turbulent period of the Risorgimento when the different states on the peninsula were struggling to unite into a single country. Others deal with politics and religion, as the Papal States under Pius IX resisted unification. As primary sources, these documents may offer valuable insight into a critical historical era. One features a beautifully engraved military map. Shipping weight about 10 pounds. ; 0

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        Francisci M. Pecchii [.] Tractatus de aquaeductu. Quomodo constituatur. Ex quibus aquis. Quot modis. Quis possit constituere. De praescriptione decennali, vicennali, et immemorabili. De possessorio, et petitorio in materia aquarum. Opus curiosum, et valde exoptatum omnibus jurisprudentiae professoribus in foro versantibus ad quotidianas aquarum controversias juste dirimendas utile, ac necessarium cum triplice indice argumentorum, legum interpretatarum, ac rerum copiosissimo sub felecissimis auspiciis Excellentissimi Senatus Mediolanensis Justitiae Fontis Purissimi nunc secundo in lucem editus.

      - Florentiae, apud Josephum Celli, 1840-1842, voll. 3 legati in 1, in-folio, legatura coeva in mezza pergamena con punte, pp. [4], colonne 524 - pp. [4], colonne 556 - colonne 298, pp. [3], colonne XLVI. Con alcune ill. n.t. e una tav. più volte ripiegata. Buone condizioni. Si tratta del più importante trattato giuridico sulle acque del XVII secolo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Elements of chemical philosophy : as regards the laws of chemical changes: undecompounded bodies and their primary combinations

      London : Smith, 1840, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, Second EditionVery good copy in the original full calf. Professionally and period-sympathetically re-cased with the title blocked direct in gilt; spines uniformly tooled; all very impressively finished. An uncommonly good example - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 527 pages; Series: The collected works of Sir Humphrey Davy, Bart. Includes the author's new advertisement to the work. Physical desc.: xx, 376 p., [12] leaves of plates ; 21 cm. Subject: Chemistry - Textbooks. Chemistry - Nomenclature. Chemistry - History.

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        The Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet - Complete in Two Volumes

      William Smith, London, 1840, Three-Quarter Leather, Book Condition: Good, ReprintSize: 4to - over 9?" - 12" tall, xxxvi + 640, xvi + 552 pages. Balance of title reads as follows: "Containing an Account of the Cruel Civil Wars Between the Houses of Orleans and Burgundy; of the Possession of Paris and Normandy By the English; Their Expulsion Thence; and of Other Memorable Events That Happened in the Kingdom of France, as well as in other Countries. A History of Fair Example, and of Great Profit to the French. Beginning at the Year MCCCC., Where that of Sir John Froissart Finishes, and Ending at the Year MCCCCLXVII., and Continued by Others to the Year MDXVI."Illustrated with woodcuts. Bookplate of Reginald Hibbert Tupper upon each front free endpaper. Mr. Tupper was the son of the Canadian Prime Minister of the same name. Ink signature upon verso of front blank leaf of volume I. Some foxing to colour title page of volume I.Faded marbling to edges. Back hinge of Volume I starting. Somewhat above-average external wear. Both volumes tight and square.

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        The Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet; Containing an Account of the Cruel Civil Wars between the Houses of Orleans and Burgundy; of the Possession of Paris and Normandy by the English; Their Expulsion Thence... Beginning At the ... (Truncated)

      London, William Smith, 1840, Hardback, 1st Edition in this formFull Book Title: The Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet; Containing an Account of the Cruel Civil Wars between the Houses of Orleans and Burgundy; of the Possession of Paris and Normandy by the English; Their Expulsion Thence... Beginning At the Year MCCCC. , Where That of Sir John Froissart Finishes, and Ending At the Year MCCCCLXXVII. , and Continued by Others to the Year MDXVIFinely bound both in the original aniline calf over marble boards; professionally and very synpathetically re-spined. Raised bands with morocco labels and uniform tooling to the compartments. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. ; 0 pages; Description: 2 volumes. Illus. 26 cm. "Observations on the chronicle of Enguerrand de Monstrelet, by M. De Foncemagne": vol. 1, p. Xxxv-xxxvi. Subjects: France--History--House of Valois, 1328-1589. Notes: Vol. 1 had added t. -p. Illustrated in colors. "The life of Monstrelet; with an essay on his chronicles, by M. Dacier": vol. 1, p. Xxi-xxxiv.

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        "Der Künast." Im Mittelgrund das Amt Hermsdorf, im Hintergrund Ruine der Burg, im Vordergrund rechts Arbeiter am Fluß.

      . Aquarell über Feder, sign. und dat. "O. Wachs 1840", 29,5 x 39 cm.. Nach der altkolorierten Umrißradierung von D. Berger nach S.C.C. Reinhardt, 1793, Katalog Slg. Haselbach 49: "Gegend vom Künast mit dem Amte Hermsdorff in Schlesien". - Im Himmel etwas stockfleckig, geglätteter Mittelbug. Dekoratives Blatt!

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      Paris 1840 - 4º (25 cm.) 140 p. 51 láms Lith. + 2 de música. Encuadernación en holandesa, piel de época. Buen estado, encuadernación algo rozada y con pequeñas pérdidas, texto y láminas muy limpias con ámplios márgenes. Falta lám. nº 28 y nº 39. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Flying Dutchman: A Legend of the High Seas (2 Vols)

      Carey & Hart, Philadelphia, PA 1840 - First American Edition. Owner sig on title page is Commodore James Biddle (per pencil notation on front pastedown), who played a significant role in American-Asian negotiations in the 19th century. Boards are soiled, and have a rebacked spine with cloth died to match. Title paste on spine of vol 1 is reproduced to match original. Inside pages are tanned, with scattered foxing, some chipping and very few stray marks. These books were obviously read a few times, and spent a bit of time outside of a library. Considering, they were well kept, and in collectible condition! * Postage for oversized and international shipping will be calculated by size and weight. AbeBooks shipping quotes are ESTIMATES only. If actual shipping cost is less than the AbeBooks estimate, it is our practice to REFUND the difference to the buyer. * NOAMZ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Editeur - PARIS, DIDIER - 1840Le cours complet en 5 volumes comprend 1 - Histoire générale de la civilisation en Europe depuis la chute de l'empire romain, troisième édition revue et corrigée, un volume - 2 - Histoire de la civilisation en France depuis la chute de l'empire romain, deuxième édition, quatre volumes - Demi - reliure cuir noir, dos lisse ornés de filets et motifs dorés - Quelques rousseurs, mais ouvrage bien lisible et belle présentation, de la reliure signée T. BARNIER V - VIII - 435, 456, 428, 408, 445 pages, 21 cm, reliés

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        Duftiges Gebinde aus Rose, Pelargonie, Winde, Maiglöckchen usw.

      . Aquarell, sign. "Emma v.d. Osten", um 1840, 15 x 18,5 cm.. Auf hellbeigem Zeichenkarton, montiert auf ein hellblaugraues Albumblatt. - In den Ecken leicht wellig von der Klebung.

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      [Np. ca. 1840?].. Watercolor on stiff paper. 27.2 x 20.8 cm. With a rather unobtrusive 7 cm. tear through the lower left quadrant. Contemporary manuscript title on verso, "An American Cutter." Overall a fine image. A handsome, unsigned watercolor depicting a single-horse sleigh pulling a clever-looking American trapper with hunting dog barely keeping up. A lively image, probably a Canadian scene, very displayable.

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        The Pathfinder; or, The Inland Sea

      London: Richard Bentley, 1840. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition. 3 volumes in 1/4 cloth over paper covered boards. Rebacked in black cloth with added endpapers, original spine labels reattached but heavily worn and chipped. Modest wear at corners. Occasional light foxing and age toning, esp. in the gutter, but generally clean and bright internally. A bit of wear and browning to endpapers. With the half title in volume I, but not the others. Published a few months before the American edition. The fourth book published in the Leatherstocking series, though the third chronologically. BAL 3891 Size: Octavo (8vo). 3-volume set (complete). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Fiction; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 041595.

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        A Concise Account of the Principal Works in Stained Glass that have been Executed by Thomas Willement.

      Printed for Private Distribution 1840 - Thomas Willement of London, fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. Large paper copy , folio size [12.5 x10 inches] fine hand coloured stained glass frontispiece - alter window of the Church of St. Peter. 75pp. original cloth, gilt titled spine. Excellent Collectible copy of this Rare Privately Published title. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Interesting Broadside reaction to a plan by Martin Van Buren to establish a militia of 200,000 men in 1840

      "Unusual printed Broadside, two pages, 22"" x 16"", opens to 44"" x 32"" overall, 1840, calling out to ""DEMOCRATS!!! Mechanics, Farmers, and Working Men"" to ""Read Attentively the annexed Bill, for the raising of a Standing Army of 200,000 men... proposed by J.R. Poinsett, the present Secretary of War, and recommended to Congress by Martin Van Buren, President of the United States... when you have read, ask yourself if this is a truly 'Democratic' measure... This is not Democracy; it is Federalism of the deepest dye... "" It goes on to quote the Bill, (which is attached opposite the broadside) which calls for all white males between 20 and 45 to enroll in the National militia, arming themselves at their own expense; of whom 100,000 will be drafted into active duty. The broadside further proclaims ""... should he [Van Buren] be elected, it will undoubtedly become a law of the land. The state of Virginia... has been... strenuously opposed to a large Standing Army, and it was this bill that lost the Van Buren party the election of their Candidates... in April. Mr. Van Buren declared that he had not seen the Bill... and that he ""entertained some doubts about the Constitutionality of the desired measure... "" Prominent among the Broadside's complaints is that those fined for insubordination are subject to imprisonment if they cannot pay up, so that the rich are less severely punished than the poor (it sarcastically refers to this as ""Beautiful Democracy""). Slight age toning and dampstains, some splitting at folds, otherwise very good. Van Buren's career had been made in service to Jefferson's Virginia Democrats, and if anything, his loyalty to Andrew Jackson underscored his commitment to Republicanism. He had avoided war with England over the Canadian border and with Mexico over independent Texas, so there can be no doubt that he envisioned the military as purely defensive. Made the victim of a sharp recession and increasing polarization over slavery, on which he was a moderate, Van Buren was trounced in the 1840 election by William Henry Harrison of the upstart Whig Party."

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        Campagne de 1815. Fragments historiques réunis pour établir le fait de calomnie répandue dans un libelle du général Berthezène, publié en date du 27 Mai 1840

      Paris, Delanchy, 1840.. Octavo. Pp. 19. Hardcover, bound in contemporary quarter cloth and handsome marbled boards, spine gilt. In fine condition. ~ First edition. A second edition was published already the same year by F. Poisson, Caen. The work is attributed to Emmanuel, Marquis de Grouchy, Marshal of France (1766-1847). As commander-in-chief of the armies of France, he successfully led his soldiers after Waterloo back to the capital. He later resigned and retired to the USA but in 1819 he returned to France and was reinstated as marshal in 1831. General Baron Pierre Berthezène (1775-1847). Noteworthy, ?Réponse au nom de la mémoire du général baron Le Sénécal, a la calomnie publiée par M. le baron Berthezène, dans un libelle en date du 27 Mai 1840? (also offered by Librarium) was published in Paris in 1840. Very rare. KVK Locates Bibliotheque Nationale de France only. OCLC 82979429 locates a single copy, that in Harvard University. The present copy is from the private library of the late H. J. Wijsman, with his handsome bookplate.

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        The Life and Services of General Lord Harris,

      London, John W. Parker, , 1840 . during his Campaigns in America, the West Indies, and India. Octavo, contemporary diced calf by W. H. Dalton, dark red morocco label, spine gilt in compartments, single gilt ruled panel to the boards, tan endpapers, edges sprinkled to match. Stipple-engraved portrait frontispiece, folding plan of the Battle of Mallavelly, dispositions hand-coloured. A little rubbed, front hinge slightly cracked, light off-set from the frontispiece, very mild toning to the text, a very good copy. First edition. Harris fought at Lexington as Captain of the Grenadier company of the 5th Foot, losing half his men as casualties. At Bunker Hill the 5th again suffered heavily and Harris received a head wound which required trepanning. He rejoined the campaign in New York in January 1776 and was wounded during the Philadelphia campaign the following year. In 1778 he served under Medows in the West Indies, and in 1780 his decision to sell up following his being ordered back to America, was overturned by the offer to join his old chief, recently appointed Governor of Bombay, as secretary and a-d-c. He fought through the Third Mysore War under Medows and then Cornwallis, and in 1794 was "promoted to major-general and appointed commandant of Fort William at Calcutta. In January 1797, with the local rank of lieutenant-general, he succeeded to the command of the Madras army." (ODNB) He led the successful assault on Seringapatam in which Tipu Sultan was killed. Official disapproval of the alleged rapacity of the conquerors of Seringapatam seems to have resulted in Harris feeling that he had not received full recognition of his achievements, and it was only in 1815, after the publication of a public memorial to the Prime Minister and the Commander in Chief, that he was elevated to the peerage. Controversy followed him beyond the grave, in the year of Harris's death Sir David Baird's biographer Theodore Hook published a series of letters written at the time of Seringapatam alleging that favouritism had been shown in the selection of Arthur Wellesley, later the Duke of Wellington, as governor of the newly-conquered city. Harris's son-in-law Lushington published the present biography as a rejoinder to Hook's " ungenerous conclusions.

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      FIRMIN DIDOT FRERES 1840 - R320060839: Environ 580 pages pour chacun des volumes - Texte sur 2 colones - Nombreuses planches en noir et blanc dont quelques unes depliantes - Plats, contre-plats et tranches jaspés - Titres, tomaison sur pieces de titre - Roulettes et fleurons dorés au dos - 1 etiquette collée en coiffe en pied / 5 PHOTOS DISPONIBLES. COLLECTION "L'UNIVERS PITTORESQUE". In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Coins frottés. Dos satisfaisant. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 944-Histoire de France varia [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hertha, svensk-dansk nyarsgafva för 1840.

      . Malmö & Kbhvn. 1840. Med portraet af H.C. Andersen og K.A. Nicander samt 2 fold. musikbilag. III + 241 s. Indbundet i originalt . glanspapirbind med tresidet guldsnit og guld- og blindtryk pa permer. Enkelt rift pa bagfalsens nedre del ellers meget velholdt ekspl. I originalt etui ligeledes af glanspapir. With portrait of H.C. Andersen and K.A. Nicander and with 2 folded musicplates. Publisher's glazed paper with gilt edges and boards decorated with gold- and blindtoolings. In original box. Almost mint-condition. * Med originalbidrag af H.C. Andersen (BFN 364 & 65).<br>1st edit. of "Jeg er en Skandinav" and "Aarets Börn"..

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        Greece: pictorial, descriptive, and historical / by Christopher Wordsworth. With upwards of 350 engravings on wood and 28 on steel, illustrative of the scenery, architecture, and costume of that country by Copley Fielding ...

      London : William S. Orr and Co., 1840.. XXVII, 356 S. Halbleder, gebundene Ausgabe, Exemplar in gutem Erhaltungszustand. VII-X Works illustrative of Greek geography XI-XVIII Analytical table of contents XIX-XX List of engravings on steel XXI-XXVII List of engravings on wood Landkarte von Griechenland 1-64 Greece 65-164 Attica 165-194 Boeotia, Phocis, Locris 195-224 Thessalia 225-260 Epirus 261-288 The Ionian Islands 289-356 The Peloponnesus Hellas 4 +++++ 20 Jahre Antiquariat Christmann in Wiesbaden +++++

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        Recueil sur la Banque de France.

      Paris 1840 - 5 pièces en un vol. in-8. cartonnage Bradel de papier bleu (reliure moderne). Bon exemplaire. Depuis la loi du 24 germinal an XI [14 avril 1803], la Banque de France, société anonyme privée, a reçu le privilège d'émettre exclusivement la monnaie scripturale à Paris (avec des coupures d'un montant minimal de 500 francs), puis dans l'ensemble des places où elle tenait des comptoirs (en 1810). Ce privilège devait être renouvelé par voie législative, et l'échéance de 1840 fut l'occasion d'un débat très vif : la Banque de France fut accusée de n'être finalement qu'un établissement de réescompte au service des autres banques de la place de Paris, et d'avoir une politique de crédit trop restrictive. Il fallut toute l'habileté de Thiers, alors président du Conseil et accessoirement rpoche du gouverneur de la Banque, le comte d'Argout, pour voir renouveler le priviliège, et ce, jusq'u'à la date de 1867. I. DOUBLAT (Augustin) : De la Nécessité de remplacer la Banque de France par une banque nationale. Pétition déposée sur le bureau de la Chambre des Députés, dans la séance du 11 mars 1840. Corbeil, Creté, s.d. [1840], 20 pp. Même si le texte a été présenté par le député des Vosges Augustin Doublat (1800-1863), il est signé d'Adolphe Blaise. II. MURET DE BORT (L.) : Des Banques et du privilège de la Banque de France. Paris, Guiraudet et Jouaust, 1840, 35 pp. III. CORCELLE (Claude-François-Philibert Tircuy de) : Chambre des Députés, session de 1840. Opinion (.), dans la discussion du projet de loi portant prorogation du privilège de la Banque de France. [Paris], Panckoucke, s.d. [1840], 23 pp. Envoi autographe de l'auteur (1802-17892), alors député de l'Orne, à Montalembert. IV. LANJUINAIS (Jean-Denis) : Chambre des députés, session de 1840. Discours (.), dans la discussion du projet de loi portant prorogation du privilège de la Banque de France. [Paris], Panckoucke, s.d. [1840], 31 pp. V. Appendice au projet de loi N° 19, portant prorogation du privilège conféré à la Banque de France (extrait de la législation relative à la Banque de France). [Paris], A. Henry, s.d. [1834], 47 pp. Avec le cachet humide du comte de Montalembert à la page de titre. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carta Geografica e postale del Regno Lombardo-Veneto compilata sulle migliori carte generali provincali esistenti. Disegnata da C. Pinchetti sotto la direcione dell Ing. Georg Gio Brenna ed Incia da Guiseppe Pezze. Coretta e aumentata., Dargestellt das Gebiet des 1814 durch den Zusammenschluss des Herzogtums Mailand und Mantua mit Venetien entstandene Lombardisch-Venetianischen Königreich, das von Varese bis Cividale reichte. Im unteren Rand der Karte sind Stadtpläne der größten Städte: Como, Pavia, Lodi, Bergamo, Mailand, Sondrio, Cremona, Brescia, Mantua, Verona, Vicenza, Rovigo, Padua, Venedig, Belluno, Trevisio und Udine jeweils mit Erläuterungen abgebildet

      Mailand, Bettalli, 1840 - Grenzkolorierte Kupferstichkarte von Giuseppe Pezze in 40 auf Lwd. aufgezogenen Segmenten. Ca. 86 cm x 131 cm. Gelgentlich minimal fleckig, tadelloses Blatt. Bei Bestellungen gegen offene Rechnung bitte Telefonnummer angeben. Danke! Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1200 Dritte Auflage dieser erstmals 1831 und 1840 erschinenen Postroutenkarte des Lombardisch-Venetianischen Königreichs im Maßstab 1:575 000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Plain Facts, Showing the Falsehood and Folly of the Rev. C.S. Bush, (A Church Minister of the Parish of Peover,) Being a Reply to His Tract Against the Latter-day Saints

      Manchester: W.R. Thomas, Printer, [1840]. 16pp. Duodecimo [19.5 cm] sewn wrappers. Two inch closed tear to first page. Minor age toning. Half of the leaves uncut. Variant printing with "Price One Penny Wholesale, and Three Half-pence Single." We can locate a single institutional copy of this variant. According to Crawley "'Plain Facts' marks a small bibliographical milestone: it is the first reply to an anti-Mormon book published in England. Even though Parley Pratt is not designated as the author in the tract, it is certain that he was. He so identifies himself in his 'Reply to Thomas Taylor', and he is listed as the author in the catalogue of publications in the Millennial Star, July 1, 1847. As the title indicates, 'Plain Facts' was written in response to C.S. Bush's 'Plain Facts, Shewing the Falsehood and Folly of the Mormonites, or Latter-day Saints' which grew out of Rev. Bush's anxiety over the Book of Mormon missionaries in his parish. Since it was advertised for sale on the back wrapper of the 'Millennial Star' for August 1840, it was probably published in July before Pratt left England to return to the United States for his family. For the most part 'Plain Facts' deals with the Spaulding-Rigdon theory of the origin of the Book of Mormon. Bush's main weapon was a letter of Solomon Spaulding's widow, Matilda Davison, which Parley Pratt had earlier encountered in New York. At the time he wrote a letter himself in response to Mrs. Davison in which he described his role in converting Sidney Rigdon to Mormonism and denied any part Rigdon may have played in the production of the Book of Mormon. Plain Facts' reprints this letter along with the Davison letter and one from Sidney Rigdon refuting the Spaulding-Rigdon theory." Crawley 80. Flake/Draper 6615a. Mormon Imprints 7.

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        Historia fisica, politica y natural de la Isla de Cuba, (Tomo VI): D'ORBIGNY, A. Foraminifera.

      Paris, Bertrand, 1840. 2 volumes (text & atlas). Folio. pp. 180, with 12 partly handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, gilt spine & one volume newly bound to match. The complete section on Foraminifera of this famous work on the natural history of Cuba. The plates are beautiful and extremely accurate. The description begins with a worthwhile compilation of former works published on Foraminifera.

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        Urologie - 18 Tafeln mit 241 Abbildungen nach Zeichnungen von N.H.Jacob.

      . Bourgery, 7/47-61+56bis+57bis+68. - Medecine Operatoire. - Paris, Delaunay 1840, 18 handcolorierte lith. Foliotafeln 42 x 31 cm, 11 Blätter Tafelerklärungen, Pappband im Stil der Zeit.. Ein über 150 Jahre altes Urologisches Bilderwerk mit über 300 Abbildungen auf 23 Foliotafeln. - Erste Ausgabe. Der "Bougery" ist die schönste und umfangsreichste Iconographie der Chirurgie aller Zeiten u. Völker! Nie wieder ist ein vergleichbares Werk ans Licht gekommen. Aus diesem Riesenwerk liegen hier die 23 urologischen Tafeln mit erklärendem Text als sehr seltener privater Sammelband vor. Alle Mitte des 19. Jahrhundert gebräuchlichen operativen urologischen Eingriffe werden mit größter Detailtreue und hohem künstlerischem Wert zur Darstellung gebracht. Von besonderem Interesse sind die vielen großformatigen Abbildungen der ingeniösen, sinnreichen und kunstvollen Instrumente, besonders jener zur unblutigen Steinzertrümmerung. Die vielen Bilder, besonders auch der operativen Technik jener Tage, sind eine reiche Quelle und eine schöne Bildgeschichte der Urologie des 19.Jahrhunderts. - Folgende Operationen werden dargestellt: - Operations curatives de l'hydrocele; Operations curatives du sarcocele; Varicocele et operations qui se pratiquent sur le penis; Phimosis; Paraphimosis; Anatomie chirurgicale des voises urinaires dans l'homme; Maladies de l'uretre, de la prostate et de la vessie; Instrumens des operations qui se pratiquent dans ou par le canal de l'uretre; Calculus enchatonnes de la vessie de la prostate; Operations qui se pratiquent dans le canal de l'uretre; Operations diverses sur l'uretre, la prostate et la vessie; Operations de la lithotritie vesicale; Instrumens de la lithotritie vesicale; Instrumens de la lithotomie. - - First Edition of this remarkable collection of engravings. - Heirs of Hippocrates 1569; Waller 1372; Hahn & Dumaitre, Histoire de la medecine et du livres medical, p.334; Goldschmidt, p.160 (Jeweils das Gesamtwerk).

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