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        Total Ansicht von der Hamburger Vorst. St. Pauli mit ihren Umgebungen. Lithographie, um 1840. 33,8 x 51,7 cm.

      1840. . Mit großer Gesamtansicht vom Wasser aus (m. zahlr. Schiffen) u. 10 kl. Randansichten: Trichter, Feldstrasse, Spielhäuserplatz, Dampfbootfähre, Urania-Theater, Müllern-Thor, Kirche, neuer Hafen, Israelit. Krankenhaus, Dammthor.- Knapprandig. Aufgrund von kleineren Randläsionen mit Japan hinterlegt.- An den Rändern angestaubt, zwei 5-cm-Knickfalten im Fußsteg.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Schramm e.K.]
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        Gesamtans., "Rhodt mit der Ruine Rieburg bei Edenkoben".

      . Lithographie a. a. Chinap. v. Lacroix n. Fried, um 1840, 21,8 x 29. Sehr selten. Blick aus den Weinfeldern. i. Vgr. feiernde Menschen, nach Rhodt, rechts i. Hgr. die Ruine Kropfsberg.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Schloß, Ansicht m. d. Terrassen, mit der Fontaine, "Sanssouci bei Potsdam".

      . Lithographie n. u. v. Lütke ( Druck Königl. Lith. Institut ) b. Schröder in Berlin, um 1840, 18 x 27,5. Nicht bei Drescher/Kroll. - Blick zum Schloß Sanssouci, i. Vgr. der Springbrunnen mit der Fontaine ( = 2. Zustand dieses Blattes ).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Gesamtans., i. Vgr. links Luther's Stammhaus, "Das Stammhaus Dr. Martin Luther zu Möhra".

      . kol. Lithographie v. C. Ens n. Rottmann in Gotha, um 1840, 31,5 x 42,5.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Pencil Sketch, in rough, (1796-1855, Tsar of Russia)

      1840 - of the Holy Spirit above a group of figures, of which two (one female) are outlined, the others with indications of their heads, in a part oval frame, with pencil notes in French "drawing by His Majesty the Emperor Nicholas" and "this 29th April at 4 o'clock in the afternoon, Neff painter of the great rooms" ('salons'), 1 side 4½" x 7¼", 29th April n.y., c. Timoleon Carl von Neff, (1805-1876), was born in Estonia and became Court Painter in 1832. He decorated the St. Isaac Cathedral in St. Petersburg, and the iconostases for the Russian chapels in Nice and Wiesbaden, besides many portraits of the Imperial family. He became Keeper of the Hermitage in 1864.

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        Kakabrka' or Grand Falls on the Kamuntiqua river, Lake Superior, N.America

      1840 - Watercolour view of Kakabeka Falls (Ontario) over pencil, on Whatman Turkey Mill wove paper, inscribed in pencil beneath the image. Excellent condition. Image size: 11 x 15 1/2 inches. A fine original watercolour of the spectacular scenery bordering Lake Superior This is a very fine early watercolour of a great natural wonder, likely painted by one of the several traveling English artists who captured the natural majesty of the Canadian wilderness in the early to mid-nineteenth-century. Exceptionally, it survives in pristine condition, its virtuous use of colour capturing a scene that is at the same time rugged, yet sublime. Here, Kakabeka Falls is captured from an oblique angle from a southeast vantage point. Kakabeka Falls, at a height of 132 ft. is the tallest waterfall in the Lake Superior region, located just west of the modern city of Thunder Bay, Ontario. It marks the place where the Kaministiquia River cascades over the edge of the Canadian Shield. Its name derives from the Ojibway word 'Gakaabikaa", appropriately meaning "waterfall over a cliff". From the late seventeenth-century, French couriers du bois, who had established a nearby fort, used the Kaministiquia as their primary route to into the heart of North America, necessitating a portage around the falls. This same route experienced renewed popularity with the establishment of the Northwest Company's base at Fort William in 1803. In the nineteenth-century Kakabeka Falls became a favourite subject of traveling artists. Around 1825 George Back painted a watercolor painting of the falls from almost the identical vantage point as the present watercolour, and Frances Anne Hopkins painting The Red River Expedition at Kakabeka Falls (1877) is one of her most important works. Probably the most popular image of the falls is by Lucius O'Brien, an 1882 painting now in the National Gallery of Canada.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Acht Fabeln für Kinder.

      Zürich, Schulthess, 1840. 8°, 9 Bl., 8 s/w Abb., Kart., Kapital u. Fuss min angebrochen, innen min. fleckig, gutes Exemplar Preis in CHF: 522. Mit. Orig.-Lithographien. Die Fabeln: Die Ringelblumen - Die Raupe - Der Schmetterling - Die Ziege - Das Schneckenhaus - Die Hühner - Das Gärtlein - Das Kartenhaus.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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        The Ladies' Flower Garden of Ornamental Annuals

      London: William Smith, 113, Fleet Street, 1840. First edition. 4to. With 48 hand-colored plates by Day & Haghe, Lithographers to the Queen. xvi, iv, 272 pp. Recent quarter brown morocco and cloth, a.e.g. Fine

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Original watercolour, captioned "Whitsunday Island a specimen of the general character of new coral formations"

      Australia circa, 1840. Watercolour, 196 x 284 mm. on wove paper sheet watermarked 1830 measuring 300 x 372 mm., signed by the artist lower right, some fading (as usual) to manuscript inscription and signature yet in excellent overall condition, mounted. Fine watercolour of a coral atoll in the Great Barrier Reef. Charles Ferdinand Hamilton Smith (1809-1862) was an artist, natural historian and army officer who arrived in Sydney as a lieutenant in the British Army in the convict ship Westmoreland in July 1835. While in Australia he worked as an artist and natural history collector (in his diary he recorded being given a "book on taxidermy, with a view to encouraging me to collect specimens of natural history in N.S. Wales" by John Gray of the British Museum. He spent the rest of his life in Australia on the property Engheim on the Hunter River.This fine watercolour depicts a coral atoll, Whitsunday Island, in the Barrier Reef. The Barrier Reef is the largest system of coral reefs, mangrove and estuarine environments in the world and this watercolour shows that Smith was well up to date and actively involved with this foremost natural history research.The study of the formation of coral reefs was up to the early 1830s a scientific puzzle and the first definitive study was The Structure and Distribution of Coral Reefs by Charles Darwin published in 1842. Darwin was in regular communication with the scientist Charles Lyell whose book Principles of Geology published in 1830 had included a brief outline of the idea that atolls were based on volcanic craters.This fine and fresh painting is a wonderful example of a colonial artist being part of a larger scientific community studying coral reef formation in the very early days of such geological exploration. A few of Smith's watercolours of the western districts of New South Wales, probably painted in the 1840s, were sold at Christie's, Sydney, in the late 1960s and early 1970s. His work, however, rarely appears on the market.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Geschichte der Stadt und der gefürsteten Grafschaft Kempten von den ältesten Zeiten bis zu ihrer Vereinigung mit dem baierischen Staat. Aus archivalen und anderen bewährten Quellen.

      Kempten, Dannheimer, 1840-1847.. 2 Bde. 20,5 x 13 cm. XIV, 591 S.; XII, 356 S. Pp. d. Zt. mit hs. Rsch.. Lentner 15558: "Sehr seltenes, wegen seiner umfassenden Gründlichkeit überaus geschätztes Geschichtswerk." - Band 1: Von den ältesten Zeiten bis zum Ende des Bauernkriegs. Band 2: Von Beendigung des Bauernkriegs bis zur Einverleibung in den baierischen Staat. - Einbände etwas bestoßen. Titel gestempelt, durchgehend leicht stockfleckig, Band 2 im Buch unten durchgehend mit kleinem Ölfleck. Beiliegt: Anzenhofer, Josef. Index mit Sachverzeichniss im Anhang zu Haggenmüllers Geschichte von Kempten. Obergünzburg 1931/32. 22 x 14 cm. Titel, 173 Bl. HLwd. mit hs. Rsch. - Maschinenschriftliche Vervielfältigung. - Titel gestempelt, mit Exlibris. Dazu: Alte Photographie des Autors Johann Baptist Haggenmüller.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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      Leipzig, Ernest Fleischer, 1840-1847. In-8 gr. (mm. 280x210), 2 voll. in 1, mz. pelle coeva, dorso a cordoni con tit. oro, pp. VI,252; (2),98; con ritratto dell?'A. in b.n. all?'antiporta e complessive 140 pregevoli tavv. f.t. che raffigurano felci. Le belle illustrazioni sono inc. in rame, con fine coloritura d?'epoca, e sono tutte dettagliatamente descritte. "Edizione originale" di questa importante opera del naturalista tedesco Gustav Kunze (1793-1851), professore di Zoologia all?'Università di Lipsia dove diresse anche il giardino botanico. Cfr. Nissen, Die Botanische Buchillustration, p. 102: ?"Das Werk bildet ein Supplement zu Christ. Schkurs Farnnkrautern in dessen Botan. Handbuch?" - Pritzel, p. 172 - Cat. British Museum (Natural History),II, p. 1036. Solo il testo fiorito o brunito mentre le tavole sono fresche e ben conservate.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Malavasi sas]
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        Master Humphrey's Clock

      London: Chapman and Hall. 1840-1841. First. First edition. Three volumes. Bound in 19th Century diced calf, each volume very neatly rebacked. Ruled and titled in gilt. A couple of modest stains to the boards, a little rubbing at the spine, an attractive, very good or better set. Contains The Old Curiousity Shop and Barnaby Rudge. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        "Alicante - Vue prise de la Rade". Gesamtansicht vom Meer aus.

      . Altkol. Lithographie, um 1840, 36 x 59 cm.. Alt auf getuschte Einfassungslinie geschnitten. Mit der gedruckten Titelei auf dunkelgrünen Karton montiert. - Sehr feines Altkolorit.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Excursions in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden; including notices of the state of public opinion in those countries, and anecdotes of their courts. Vol. I-II.

      London, Henry Colburn, 1840. XX + 374 + XVI + (2) + 480 s. Portrett som frontisp. i begge bind. Samt. skinnbd. (med 4 opphøyde bind. Rik ryggdekor i gull. Fargede tittelfelt. Fint sett.. Schiötz 135

      [Bookseller: Ruuds Antikvariat]
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        Discorso letto nell' ateneo in Bergamo da Paolo Conte Vimercati Sozzi sovra alcuni monumenti esistenti in Roma alla memoria d'illustri bergamaschi annessivi i relativi disegni ed analoghe illustrazioni.

      Bergamo: Dalla Stamperia Mazzoleni; 1840.54 S., Abb. Oppd. Einband angeschmutzt und beschabt. Innen tls. etwas stockfleckig. BEIGEBUNDEN: Ragionamento di Paolo Conte Vimercati Sozzi sovra alcuni vasi e lucerne fittili un vetro ed un bronzo tratti da vetustissime arche sepolcrali presso lovere letto nella publica seduta 22 aprile 1841 dell'ateneo di bergamo. Bergamo: Dalla Stamperia Mazzoleni; 1841. 36 S., Falttafel. - Sulla moneta della citta di bergamo nel secolo decimoterzo dissertazione storico - critica di Paolo Conte Vimercati Sozzi. Bergamo: Dalla Stamperia Mazzoleni; 1842. 76 S., Abb., 4 Tafeln. - Su varj argomenti relativi a Torquato Tasso illustrazione die Paolo Conte Vimercati Sozzi. Bergamo; Stamperia Mazzoleni; 1844. Falttafel, Titelkupfer, 42 S. - Sulle belemniti d'entratico cenni di P.C.V.S. Bergamo: Stamperia Mazzoleni; 1846. 23 S., 2 Tafeln. - LOSE BEILIEGEND: Ritrovamenti numismatico - archeologici suardi e volpi esposti da Paolo Vimercati - Sozzi. 7 S., Falttafel. - Lapide romana sterrata nella provincia di Bergamo annunziata da Paolo Vimercati Sozzi. 8 S. Jeweils schmucklose Broschur. Insgesamt sieben Teile. Italienisch

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        "Erinnerung an Schweinfurt". Zwei Gesamtansichten "von der Nord-Ost-Seite" und "von Werhwäldchen aus", umgeben von 10 Teilansichten.

      . Kupferstich von A. Rottmann nach J. Gräsl, um 1840, 19 x 30 cm.. Die feine gestochenen Ansichten zeigen das Mühltor, den Main von der Harmonie aus, neu Mühle und Harmonie, Obertor, Heilig-Geist Kirche, Gymnasium, Mainberg, Singhalle, Rathaus und St. Johanniskirche. - Das seltene Souvenirblatt sehr breitrandig und tadellos erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        The Works of Thomas Hood - [Complete in 3 Volumes]

      New York; Derby And Jackson 1840 - Description: 3 v. Fronts. (incl. Ports. , facsim. ) illus. 19 cm. Finely and sumptuously bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands, gilt cross-bands, uniform tooling with a contrasting gilt-blocked Morocco lable. An exceptional set, of presentation quality - scans etc. On request. 3 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        A Description of British Guiana, Geographical and Statistical:

      Simpkin, Marshall, and Co. 1840 - Exhibiting its resources and capabilities, together with the present and future condition and prospects of the Colony. 2, 155pp. advert 'to be published', 'twelve views of Guiana' by Schomburgk. hand-coloured folding map of British Guiana ( 2 small closed tears). faint blind stamp to title, small pin hole to title and dedication leaf. 8vo. original blind stamped cloth reback new endpapers. Schomburgk was appointed Commissioner for Surveying the Colony in 1840. Excellent clean uncut copy of this Rare title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: HALEWOOD AND SONS ABA ILAB. est.1867]
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        A Description of British Guiana Geographical and Statistical; exhibiting Its Resources and Capabilities together with the Present and Future Condition and Prospects of the Colony

      Simpkin, Marshall & Co., London 1840 - I nice, clean uncut copy in the original wraps. Hand-colored folding map. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Musée des Lépidoptères. Collection de papillons de toutes les parties du monde

      Paris, [ca. 1840]. Folio (42 x 30 cm). Gilt-lettered title page, 12 chromolithographed plates with captions, finished by hand, some heightened with silver and gum arabic. Contemporary style red half cloth over marbled, gilt-bordered boards with gilt title on the spine. Contained in a recent red cloth clamshell box with original rich gilt embossed cloth mounted on the front.l An unrecorded and very important publication on the larger and most colourful butterflies of the world with very fine, detailed, and beautiful images of Macrolepidoptera with many new, available names and quite possibly including several that are the valid names of the species figured. This publication is not recorded by any bibliographer, such as Brunet, Hagen, Horn-Schenkling, and Junk, nor can it be found in any library on the planet, thus of cosmic rarity. Which is very peculiar because the images are very well excecuted, accurate and certainly with scientific merit. It was apparently published, or to be published, by the author, Jean Delarue, an accomplished bird painter. He contributed to Alcide d'Orbigny's "Galerie ornithologique", published between 1836-1839 (vide Sitwell), and at least two other very rare bird books, namely "Études d'animaux dans le paysage"; "Oiseaux d'Europe" and at least one big and important work on entomology "Histoire naturelle des lépidoptères ou papillons de France" by Godart, J. and P. Duponchel. Delarue was a highly gifted artist in natural sciences about whom little seems to be known. He was responsible for 30 superb plates in Alcide d'Orbigny's Galerie Ornithologique (1836-1839), for many insect plates in Charles d'Orbigny's Dictionaire Universel… (1849), and also, according to Ronsil (p.69) in his "L'Art Français.."(1958) for the four plates in John Kirk Townsend's aborted and mythically rare "Ornithology of the United States of North America" (1839), sometimes mistakenly attributed to "Delorme". In describing this and the similarly formatted work by Delarue and de Vresse, "Oiseaux d'Europe", Ronsil remarks (p. 69) in "L'Art Français": Soigneusement coloriés au pinceau à lépoque, la plupart de ces lithographies constituent de delicieuses petite estampes d'une extrême délicatesse.." Mrs. Jackson, in her "Dictionary of Bird Artists of the World" (1999) tells us (p. 220) that Jean Delarue was the name of both a father and son who specialized in various aspects of natural history depiction." (Richard L. Soffer, in Regarding the Jackson quote, Benezit lists two Jean Delarue's; however, one is from the 16th century. After a few plates were printed by Delarue, it must have been handed over to another more experienced publisher, namely Arnauld de Vresse, who in turn must have done little to distribute the work although half the plates and the gilt-lettered title page were printed on his behalf. The butterflies depicted have been named according to the Linnaean binominal system the localities for each are given. We have never seen or heard of this work in all the years we have been dealing in rare books. It definitely deserves the attention of one or several specialist lepidopterologists, if only to discover exactly how important this unknown book is and exactly where it stands in the history of entomological science. Some few plates a bit spotted, but in all, a very good copy. Bezenit 3, p. 144; Ronsil, Bibl. Ornith. Fr. 780; Ronsil l'Art Français, p. 69; Sitwell, p. 92.

      [Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg bv]
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        Schloßplatzseite, "Königliches Schloß. - La Chateau royal".

      . altgouachierte Litho v. Lütke b. Schröder in Berlin, um 1840, 13 x 19,3. Das Blatt in prachtvollem Altkolorit. Wie bei altkol. Blättern häufig auch hier die Ansicht bis zur Bildkante beschnitten und montiert. - Blick vom Schloßplatz aus, Höhe "Lange Brücke". - Rückseitig Verlagsaufkleber der Fa. Schröder in Berlin.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        The State of Religion and Education in New South Wales

      London: J.Cross and Simpkin, Marshall, 1840. Octavo, with a folding map and folding tables; an excellent copy, complete with the errata slip, in the original cloth. First Edition. Burton was a judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, whose views on the moral decline of colonial society were a significant influence in the Transportation debate of the 1830's.

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        "EMS". Aquatinta auf Stahlplatte von F. Hirchenhein. Um 1840. 32,7:45 cm.

      1840. Künstlerisch und technisch hochwertiges Blatt. Dargestellt ist der Blick über die Lahn auf die Karlsburg und das Kurhaus..

      [Bookseller: Nürnberger Buch- und Kunstantiquariat]
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        Tilt's Hand-Books for Children: The Little Picture Bible [with] The Little Picture Testament; London Sights For Little Folks [with] Country Walks For Little Folks; The Little Book of British Quadrupeds [with] The Little Book of British Birds; Little Robinson Crusoe [with] The Little Esop; The Little History of England [with] Famous Men of Britain; The Zoological Gardens Regent's Park [with] The Surrey Zoological Gardens. 12 volumes bound as six

      London: Charles Tilt [and] Tilt and Bogue c. 1840. Twelve volumes bound as six in their original box. Various paginations. Each volume 8cm x 6.5cm. Publisher's blind and gilt-stamped cloth boards. In original red cloth-covered wooden box. Each volume with 48 engraved plates. Box rubbed and marked. Books in VG condition. . Very Good. Blind-stamped Cloth. 1840. 48mo.

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        Histoire des croisades contre les Albigeois. 2 Bände.

      Paris: "Chez l'èditeur"; 1840.8vo. 2 Bll., XX, 410 S., 1 Bl.; 2 Bll., 417 S. Grünes HLdr. der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung und vier künstlichen Bünden. Kanten schwach bestossen. Einband tls. schwach lichtrandig. Innen tls. wenige Stockflecken. Im Ganzen dennoch solides und gutes Exemplar. Ex libris. = Nouveaux documens sur l'histoire de France aux 11e, 12e, et 13e siècles. Originale und einzige Ausgabe. Selten. Deutsch

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        Pl 346 Greenshank 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.. The 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 J. J. Audubon, FRS, FLS and lithographed, printed and colored by JT Bowen, Philadelphia from 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 of The Birds of America represents John James Audubon's desire to create a democratic (affordable) work based his magnum opus; the Double Elephant Folio Edition of The Birds of America. Satisfied with his research, as well as his portrayals of North America's native and distinct bird species, J.J. Audubon here rendered a miniature yet unique version of The Birds of America. As is the case with prolific artists, Audubon continued to improve upon a body of work which was viewed as perfection. During the mid-19th century, there were no photomechanical means of reproduction, every composition was then redrawn by hand, with the aid of the Camera Lucida. For this Royal Octavo Edition Audubon and his assistants translated the 435 compositions of the Double Elephant Folio edition into 500 unique compositions of individual species. Previously documented groups of heretofore unrelated birds were now separated and divided according to species, and portrayed either on a new botanical perch or within a renewed landscape. Unlike the life-sized portraits of the Double Elephant Folio edition each bird was now sized to scale on the octavo-sized plate; approximately 6.5 x 10.25 inches. With this slight alteration, Audubon created a perfected composition, and thus offered a charming vignette view of the bird, or family of birds in its natural setting. For the Royal Octavo Edition, Audubon enlisted America's premier lithographers, JT Bowen and Co. in Philadelphia and Endicott in New York to produce the work. Every composition was drawn on a limestone tablet, inked, printed and then hand-colored with watercolor. In this format Audubon presented the undocumented birds discovered during his explorations of the American West, but not previously included in the Double Elephant Folio Edition of The Birds of America. As with the folio edition, the Royal Octavo Edition was sold by subscription. One hundred individual packets of five hand-colored lithographs and accompanying text; Audubon's Ornithological Biography, was sent to the subscriber. It was issued the first and fifteenth of each month for four subsequent years. The pagination of the Royal Octavo Edition was organized to be bound in seven volumes. This successful and popular work of American ornithology was produced in an eventual eight editions, the final edition of which was issued in 1870 by George Lockwood, New York. (Wood, Casey. An Introduction to the Literature of Vertebrate Literature. London: Oxford University Press, 1931. Tyler, Ron. Audubon's Great National Work. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1993. )

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

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Binding, Fine- Morrell] Works of William Hogarth In a Series of One Hundred and Fifty Steel Engravings

      E. T. Brain & Co., London & New York 1840 - Large quartos. Two volumes. Sumptuously bound by Morrell in full wavy-grained olive morocco with attractive repeating gilt blossom motif on both covers, ornate gilt spines, dentelles, marbled boards. AEG. A prodigious two volume set in striking matched binding by Morrell. 150 full-page exquisite steel engravings by Hogarth. Very slight wear to corners, margins of spine, in vol. 1, else fine. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Moor House, in the W.R. of the County of York coloured c1840 engraving

      1840 - Moor House, in the W.R. of the County of York. The Residence of John Maude Esqre. Magistrate & Deputy Lieutenant. Author of "A Visit to the Falls of Niagara in 1800.[c.1840.]Rare lithograph in vibrant original colour, J. Whatman paper watermarked 1838, sheet 245 x 300mm. 9¾ x 11¾". Stain spots. Watermark in paper of 1838. An attractive view, a lady reading or perhaps sketching on the edge of a lake in the foreground. 'Visit to the Falls of Niagara in 1800' was published in 1826.

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        [Dresden, Altstadt, Augustusbrücke, Katholische Hofkirche]. Dresden. Die Elbbrücke. Stromabwärts vom nördlichen, neustädtischen Ufer aus gerichtete Ansicht, mit Blick auf Augustusbrücke und Katholische Hofkirche.

      E. H. Schroeder, Berlin, um 1840.,. Altkolorierte und gehöhte Lithographie (Gouachekolorit), ca. 22,5 x 15 cm, an der linken rückseitigen Kante alt montiert auf getöntem Trägerblatt (29 x 22 cm) mit mehreren federgezeichneten Einfassungslinien. Das Trägerblat mit sehr schwachen Bräunungen, die Lithographie selbst vorzüglich erhalten.. Zum Künstler Lütke (1801 Berlin - 1850) vgl. Thieme-Becker XXIII, p. 452.

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        "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.

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        Eigenh. Brief m. Unterschrift.

      Stockholm, 3. XI. 1840.. 3 S., 4°.. Umfang- und inhaltsreicher Brief an den österr. Chemiker u. Mineralogen Anton Schrötter von Kristelli (1802-1875). - Berzelius gilt als Vater der modernen Chemie. Er "[...] führte die chemische Zeichensprache mit den Buchstaben für die chemischen Elemente ein und hat erstmals eine Vielzahl der Atommassen von Elementen genau bestimmt. Berzelius entwickelte ein erstes Modell zum Verständnis der Elektrolyse und zu Stoffumsetzungen durch die Annahme einer positiven und einer negativen Ladung in jedem Teilchen (dualistische Theorie). Er hat auch neue Elemente entdeckt (Cer, Selen, Thorium), andere Elemente wurden von ihm erstmals in elementarer Form dargestellt (Silicium, Zirconium, Titan, Tantal, Vanadium)" (Wikipedia). --- Der in Olmütz geborene Anton Schrötter, Sohn eines Apothekers, studierte ab 1822 zunächst auf Wunsch seines Vaters in Wien Medizin, wechselte dann aber unter dem Einfluss von Friedrich Mohs zu den naturwissenschaftlichen Fächern, speziell der Mineralogie. 1827 erhielt er eine Assistentenstelle für Physik und Mathematik an der Universität Wien. 1830 wurde er Professor für Physik und Chemie am Technischen Institut Joanneum in Graz. Während eines halbjährigen Urlaubs im Jahre 1838 besuchte er chemische Institute in Göttingen, Heidelberg, Frankfurt und Paris. In Gießen machte er sich bei Justus von Liebig mit der organischen Elementaranalyse vertraut. Ab 1843 arbeitete er als Professor für technische Chemie am Polytechnischen Institut der Universität Wien und übernahm dort 1845 die Professur für allgemeine Chemie. Schrötter war neben Baumgartner, Ettingshausen und Haidinger einer der Begründer der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien und wurde 1850 ihr Generalsekretär. Die Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina wählte Schrötter 1856 zu ihrem Mitglied. Ab 1868 leitete er das österreichische Hauptmünzamt und wurde gleichzeitig zum Ministerialrat ernannt. Er wurde 1874 in den Ruhestand versetzt und eröffnete in seiner Wohnung ein Privatlaboratorium, in dem er Studien über Edelmetalle betrieb. 1875 starb er in Wien. Schrötter hat in seinem Leben ca. 60 wissenschaftliche Publikationen verfasst. Ab 1845 beschäftigte Schrötter sich intensiv mit Phosphor. 1848 gelang ihm der Nachweis der schon von Berzelius geäußerten Vermutung, dass roter Phosphor eine allotrope Modifikation des weißen Phosphors, nicht aber eine Phosphorverbindung ist. Schrötter wandelte weißen Phosphor durch Erhitzen in roten um, den man zeitweise Schrötterschen Phosphor nannte. Sein Verfahren zur Darstellung desselben revolutionierte die Streichholzindustrie, wo roter Phosphor schon bald als Bestandteil der Reibflächen genutzt wurde. Er war ein Organisator in Industrie und Wissenschaft sowie Berater bei den Vorbereitungen zur Novara-Expedition und zur Österreich-Ungarischen Nordpolexpedition. - Kl. Randläsuren u. Knickspuren. -

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        Nicolas Nickleby

      ...Traduit de l'Anglais, par E. de La Bédollière. Four vols. 8vo, cont. green sheep-backed green boards maroquiné, single gilt fillet round sides, flat spines gilt. Paris: G. Barba, 1840. First edition in French. There was a pirated Brussels/Leipzig edition later in the same year. Émile Gigault de La Bédollière (1812-83), was an author, journalist and translator, most famous for having translated Uncle Tom's Cabin into French. Fine set, signed by Prince Dietrichstein on the free front endpapers. .

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        Schloßansicht, "Burg Hohenzollern MDCCCXVIII".

      . kol. Lithographie m. Tonplatte, um 1840, 26,5 x 33,5. Selten! Blick aus einem Flußtal, i. Vgr. ein kleiner Wasserfall, zum Schloß. - Mit einigen alten Knick- und Stauchfalten.

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        Aus dem Unteramt Ebingen.

      . altkol. Aquatinta aus Heideloff, Volkstrachten .. b. Ebner in Stgt., um 1840, 19 x 15,5 (H). Selten, nicht bei Schefold. - Zeigt ein junges Paar in Tracht vor einem Haus. Im Hintergrund Blick ins Umland mit einer Burgruine. - Mit restaurierten Wurmlöchern.

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        Borna, Gesamtansicht. Ca. 1840

      . . Borna. Aufgenommen und lith. v. G. Frank. Druck v. W. Korn & Co. in Berlin. Getönte Lithographie. Darst. 34 x 55,5 cm. Blatt 46,5 x 65 cm. Unter der Darst. mittig Stempel "Heinr. Schumann Büching'sche Buchhandlung Borna. /Papier etwas gebräunt mit leichten Stockflecken, am äußeren Rand einige Wasserflecken, umlaufend Beschädigungen/

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      Harper & Brothers, 1840. - First edition. Second issue with letter "i" in copyright notice lacking the dot, and a broken type in running title of p. 9. Original tan muslin printed in black, 16mo, 483 pp. A few minor nicks to fragile binding, and some occasional minor staining to text, other than these minor flaws, a superb copy. Although the book first came out in black cloth, it is more rare in the printed muslin. Six Score 28 says "This classic of American literature contains the best account of the early hide trade in California. The author's ship stayed on the coast for over a year in 1835 and 1836, for the purpose of buying hides. Cattle were plentiful in California in this period, but there was no market for the surplus beef. Hence the industry revolved around hide and tallow trade." Laid-in to this copy is a two-page letter, written in ink, dated July 2, 1850, and signed by Richard H. Dana, Jr. Housed in a quarter leather and marbled paper over boards clam shell case, with raised bands and titles stamped in gold gilt on the spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Collection De Memoires et De Relations Sur L'Histoire Ancienne Du Canada; with Mémoires sur le Canada depuis 1749 jusqu'à 1760

      Quebec: Societe Litteraire et Historique De Quebec, Impr. de W. Cowan et fils 1840 Imprimerie de Middleton & Dawson 1838, 1840. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+. RARE FIRST EDITIONS ON VERY EARLY QUEBEC HISTORY2 volumes in one: 155pp. & 207pp. Rebacked 3/4 calf, original marbled boards, new eps. Title in gilt on spine. Bottom corners lightly worn. Book condition: Very Good + Edition: First Editions.#1: Collection De Memoires et De Relations Sur L'Histoire Ancienne Du Canada, D'Apres Des Manuscrits Recemment obtenus des Archives et Bureaux Publics en France, Relation de ce qui s'est passé au siège de Québec, 155pp. 1840, Impr. de W. Cowan et fils. First edition. (various pagings), ii, 7, 14, 32, 36, 24, 8, 8, 29. Collection of eight reports or relations each one having their own pagination.#1: Collection De Memoires eight reports content titles:1. Mémoire sur l'état présent du Canada, attribué à M. Talon, 7 p.2. Mémoire sur le Canada (1736), attribué à M. Hocquart, 14 p.3. Considérations sur l'état présent du Canada (1758), 29 p.4. Histoire du Canada par M. l'abbé de Belmont, 36 p.5. Relation du siège de Québec en 1759 par une religieuse de l'Hôpital Général de Québec, 24 p.6. Jugement impartial[4] sur les opérations militaires de la Campagne en Canada en 1759, 8 p.7. Reflexions sommaires sur le commerce qui s'est fait en Canada, 8 p.8. Histoire de Veau de vie en Canada, 29 p. #2: Mémoires sur le Canada, depuis 1749 jusqu'à 1760. En trois parties; avec cartes et plans lithographiés. 207pp 1838, First edition. Imprimerie de Middleton & Dawson VII, [1], [1]-207pp. [1], [3 appendice, corrections],[1]. Includes 13 maps and plans (some very faded) including 7 folding plates. Half-title: Mémoires du s---- de C---- contenant l'histoire du Canada durant la guerre, et sous le gouvernement anglois. Quoted from Société littéraire et historique de Québec relating to these works: "Three volumes of Transactions were issued First in the years 1829, 1831, and 1837 respectively. In 1838 the first part of the series of Historical Documents appeared, called "Mémoires sur le Canada depuis 1749 jusqu'à 1760". This manuscript was communicated to the Society by Colonel Christie, the author was supposed to have been M. de Vauclain, a naval officer in the French service in 1759. The following remarkable circumstances concerning a copy of it, is thus related by Francis Parkman, the Historian: "The remarkable anonymous work printed by the Historical Society of Quebec under the title 'Mémoires sur le Canada depuis 1749 jusqu'à 1760, is full of curious matter concerning Bigot and his associates, which squares well with other evidence. A manuscript which seems to be the original draft of this valuable document was preserved at the Bastille, and, with other papers, was thrown into the street when that castle was destroyed. They were gathered up, and afterwards bought by a Russian named Dubrowski, who carried them to St. Petersburg.[2] Lord Dufferin, when Minister there, procured a copy of the manuscript in question, which is now in the keeping of Abbé H. Verreau at Montreal, to whose kindness I owe the opportunity of examining it. In substance it differs little from the printed work, though the language and the arrangement often vary from it. The author, whoever he may have been, was deeply versed in Canadian affairs of the time, and though often caustic, is generally trust-worthy". It was reprinted by the Society in 1873. In 1840 the second part of this series was published called "Collection de mémoires et de " relations sur l'histoire ancienne...

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        Der Koch, Gustobäcker, Mehlspeismacher, Oblatenbäcker, Milchmeyer etc. .

      . Lithographie v. Dreyer n. Hähnlein aus Der Mensch und sein Beruf, um 1840, 33 x 39 (Blattgröße). Das ovale Mittelbild (16,5 x 20,8) zeigt die Innenansicht einer Küche. Der Koch beim Abschmecken. Ein Gehilfe legt Holz im Herd nach. Einige Frauen gehen ihm zur Hand. - Umgeben von ornamentaler Bordüre, in die weitere berufsbezogene Darstellungen eingearbeitet sind (Ernte, Verkauf, Transport, usw.).

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        Master Humphrey's Clock.

      1840 - 4to (3 volumes). Original brown cloth, upper boards stamped centrally with clock design in gilt enclosed in elaborate floral borders, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled; with illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot K. Browne; very good; provenance: from the library of illustrated book collector L.H. Dorrenboom. First edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ptilinopus Ewingii [Ewing's Fruit Pigeon].

      Hullmandel -48 1840 - Original hand-coloured lithograph. Dimensions: 560 by 385mm. (22 by 15.25 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.

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