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        "Ansicht der Haupt u. Residenz Stadt München". Gesamtansicht.

      . Altgouachierte Aquatinta von J.B. Isenring, um 1840, 8 x 12,5 cm..

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Master Humphrey's Clock

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1840-41. With Illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot Brown. 3 volumes, octavo (246 × 167mm). Early 20th-century black half morocco, tan spines with titles and decoration in gilt, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt, front edges untrimmed. 3 frontispieces, 170 plates, 25 figure initials, profusely extra-illustrated with inserted plates from later editions. Extremities lightly rubbed, small mark to front edge of first volume, very occasional minor foxing but an excellent set, finely bound. First edition in book form of Dickens's experiment, unique in his canon, of publishing two novels together, The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge. Both were republished as separate novels on the same day as the third volume here; this format has primacy. This particular copy benefits greatly from lavish illustration and an especially stylish binding: a fine addition to any Dickens set.

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        [Dresden, Altstadt]. Ansicht von Dresden im Canaletto-Blick (stromaufwärts vom nördlichen auf das gegenübergelegene Elbufer der Altstadt mit der Augustusbrücke, der katholischen Hofkirche, der Kuppel der Frauenkirche und der Brühlschen Terrasse. Mit reicher figürlicher und landschaftlicher Staffage im Vordergrund

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

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        Pl. 415 Common Cormorant 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 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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        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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Der Architect.

      . Lithographie v. Dreyer n. Geiger aus Der Mensch und sein Beruf, um 1840, 35 x 47 (Blattgröße). Im ovalen Mittelbild (18 x 21) wird ein Architekt dargestellt, der einem Geistlichen einen Plan für einen Kirchenbau zeigt. Umgeben von ornamentaler Bordüre, in die Abbildungen von weitere Bauten eingearbeitet sind.

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        "Ansicht der Stadt Buchholz, gegen Mitternacht". Gesamtansicht von einer leichten Anhöhe aus.

      . Lithographie von G. Täubert bei E. Thiermann, um 1840, 24 x 31 cm..

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        Borgo di Valsugana

      1840 ca., Borgo Valsugana 1840 - Veduta panoramica della cittadina, stampata a colori e finemente ritoccata a mano all'acquarello, pubblicata ad Innsbruck da F. Unterberger mm 147x195

      [Bookseller: Sergio Trippini]
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        Maryland Whig Senator John Leeds Kerr (1780-1844) writes to a young man seeking a naval appointment and laments the recent death of President Harrison

      "Autograph Letter Signed ""John Leeds Kerr"" as U.S. Senator, one page, 8.25"" x 12.25"". Addressed by him on verso to ""Mr. William R. Atkinson/Monument Square/Baltimore."" Franked ""Free ?" John Leeds Kerr."" Oval postmarked ""Easton Maryland"" with ""April 14"" penned in the oval and ""free"" handwritten under Kerr's free frank. John Leeds Kerr had cast one of Maryland's 10 electoral votes for President William Henry Harrison in 1840 and represented Maryland in the U.S. Senate from 1841-1843. After one month in office, Pres. Harrison had died of pneumonia on April 4, 1841. In full ""On my return yesterday from Cambridge, where I had been attending the County Court, I received your letter, dated the 3d postmarked the 6th. Your patriotic, but youthful forebodings of the possible result of the illness of the President have been most lamentably fulfilled. The second Father of his Country is no more! and Millions mourn the event. The consequences cannot yet be fairly fully calculated, but the heart of the Patriot may be cheered with a form reliance on the Good Providence, which as Vouchsafed to lead the Republic through many dangers trials, before the coming of this awful calamity. Our Good Citizens must no longer grieve, as man without hope. There is a redeeming spirit in the Constitution and a fair and just confidence to be reposed in those who survive, with the power of Government in their hands, -all recently confided to them by the act or approbation of the People, - which will lead us out of present difficulties and the Ship of State once more into fair weather and an open sea.""I advise you, therefore, to apply yourself, with all the energies of your mind, to daily regular study. Go to the best Master of Mathematical Nautical Science. Read and Study the best General history, , of your own Country, learn all you possibly can, - of its geography ?" population ?" vast resources ?" government laws. Ask some sensible well informed man, near you, - such as Charles F. Mayer or David H. Husar (-don't be afraid to ask them-) what course of reading you had better pursue to qualify you for the honorable mode of life you aspire to follow in your Country service. But, you must go to the best School or Teacher to gain a knowledge of Navigation, at once. Read 'Paley's Moral Philosophy,' too, other good books on 'Moral Science'. In short, apply yourself completely in the pursuit of knowledge you will not fail. I am sorry I must write in haste, as I have many cases little time for them. It is improbable to say when you will succeed in obtaining a warrant, as you may perceive by the Secretary's letter. Go on, without repining at this, to fit yourself for the time when you may be fortunate enough to be called. It will be all the better for you that this may not happen for some time. With my best respects for your Mother."" Mounting remnants on verso at left and right edges show through. Partial splits at edges. Good condition."

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        Poésies complètes. ENVOI et 3 LETTRES AUTOGRAPHES

      1840 - Paris, Charpentier, 1840. 110 x 180 mm, 396 pp. Demi chagrin noir, dos lisse, filets à froid, plat de papier chagriné noir, tranches jaspées. Reliure de l'époque. PREMIER EDITION COLLECTIVE EN PARTIE ORIGINALE. UN DES QUELQUES EXEMPLAIRES COMPRENANT L'APPENDICE RESERVE A SES AMIS. ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE signé : " A mon ami J.-B. Soulié Sainte-Beuve". L'exemplaire est enrichi de 3 LETTRES AUTOGRAPHES signées, adressées au même destinataire, dont deux concernant le présent volume:- "Mon cher ami, veuillez accepter ce petit volume qui ne se vend pas. Vou- driez-vous m'envoyer par la poste l'adresse du jeune Hedouin, aussi de votre fils ? Le plut tôt que vous pourriez, s'il vous plait. Mille amitiés Sainte-Beuve." - Avant la page 389, sur laquelle apparaît le poème dédié à J.-B. Soulié : "Mardi 14 avril 1840, Mon cher ami, Pourriez vous me dire par un petit mot quel jour de la fin de cette semaine j'aurais chance de vous rencontrer à la bibliothèque de l'Arse- nal. Veuillez en répondant signer votre nom bien distinctement pour qu'en corrigeant l'épreuve de la petite pièce (page 389) qui vous est dédiée je ne courre aucun risque de tomber dans votre presque homonyme Frédéric : car il me prend un scrupule sur l?orthographe. Voilà ce que c?est, cher ami, que de n?avoir pas assez fait imprimer. A vous l'amitié. Sainte Beuve." - "Le 26 Xbre 1868, Cher Monsieur, C'est mardi que Mme Favart et Mr Thierry, me font l'honneur de venir diner. Je suis bien heureux que vous vouliez en être. Merci de tout à vous. Sainte-Beuve. P.S. Un peu avant 7 heurs s'il vous plait" (cette dernière est probable- ment de la main de son secrétaire et signé par l'auteur). EXEMPLAIRE DESIRABLE dans une charmante reliure de l'époque.

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        I promessi sposi. Storia milanese del XVII secolo scoperta e rifatta da Alessandro Manzoni. Edizione riveduta dall'autore - Storia della colonna infame inedita

      Tip. Guglielmini e Redaelli Milano 1840 in 4°, pp. 864, leg. coeva m / pelle con tit. e fregi in oro al ds., (manca l'originale bross. azzurra), grande antiporta allegorico e vignetta al front., testo incorniciato da doppio filetto, con ampi margini ed ill. da 450 vignette n.t., per la maggior parte di F. Gonin, ma anche di P. e L. Riccardi, Boulanger, M. D'Azeglio, L. Bisi, G. Sogni etc., inc. in legno da Bernard, Poller, Loiseau, Sheeres e L. Sacchi. Prima ediz. definitiva de "I promessi sposi" e prima ediz. originale della "Storia della colonna infame". Lievi ma diffuse fior., mancanza riparata alla sguardia ant. e lievi screpolature alla leg., comunque discreto esemplare. 057 / 29 52

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        Blick vom Donauufer zum Kloster, links die Donau "Stift Mölk".

      . altkol. Litho. m. Tonplatte n. u. v. Sandmann ( Druck Reiffenstein & Rösch ) n. Alt b. Bermann in Wien, um 1840, 24,5 x 36,5. Nebehay/Wagner, Nr. 26/ 28 - Blick vom Donauufer aus zum Kloster. - Unten mittig als Nr.28 bezeichnet.

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        Report On the Public Departments of the Province by a Commission Appointed By His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor, in conformity with an address of the House of Assembly of Upper Canada, in 1839

      Toronto: W. J. Coates, Printer, [1840]. Hardcover. Very good. xii, 327, 52 p. 33 cm. Marbled paper-covered boards, with red leather spine stamped in gilt. Spine, joints and front hinge professionally repaired. Corners worn. Label for Library of Parliament on lower spine. Free of foxing. Damp stains to bottom edge of text block near spine, affecting inside slightly, mainly towards rear. Following the release of the Durham Report in February, 1839, Sir George Arthur, Lieutenent Governor of Upper Canada appointed a commission of inquiry into the operation of most public offices. Eight committees were established and their reports were dated December, 1839 and January, 1840. The reports recommended sweeping changes to several departments. They included: Office of Sheriff, Public Gaols, and Clerk of the Crown and Pleas, pp. (1)-14; Office of the Receiver General, pp. 14-18; Office of the Surveyor General of Lands, pp. 18-21; Office of the Surveyor General of Woods and Forests, pp. 21-22; Office of the Agent for the Sale of Clergy Reserves, pp. 22-23; Office of the Chief Agent for Emigration, pp. 23; Courts of Request and the Commissioners of those Courts, pp. 24-28; Third Report of General Board on Office of Inspector General, and Appendix, pp. 29-60; Office of Commissioner of Crown Lands, pp. 61-62; Salaries and School Lands, pp. 62-63. Appendices of evidence, observations, etc., pp. 64-327. Appended is "Reports on the Executive Council, and Indian Department, In Upper Canada" (Toronto: Robert Stanton (Queen's Printer), 1849. TPL 2413. Sabin 10581.

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        Memoir, Historical and Political, on the Northwest Coast of North America, and the Adjacent Territories; Illustrated By a Map and a Geographical View of Those Countries - Signed and Inscribed By Author to Historian William Hickling Prescott

      Washington, D.C. Blair and Rives 1840. xi, 227 pages. Index. Fold-out map. Signed and inscribed by author to renowned historian William Hickling Prescott inside front board. Upon front free endpaper a subsequent owner (late 1800s) has documented the provenance of this copy and documented Prescott's pencil markings to pages 23 through 27 which deal with Cortes and Mexico. Occasional light markings to contents. Prior owner's mini-bookplate inside front board. Narrow openings along both hinges. Usual library markings. Fold-out map bears several short openings and a tape repair along right edge. Front free endpaper loose but present. Prior owner's signature atop title page. Above-average external wear to brown marbled boards. Signed First Edition Hardcover 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall Former Library Copy; First Edition. Fair Burr, David H. (cartographer)

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        To the Followers of the "Latter Day Saints"

      Wiley, Printer, Cheltenham 1840 - 4pp. Sextodecimo [17.5 cm] Single leaf. Chip in left margin with loss (does not affect any text.) We can locate four institutional copies. Rare Anti-Mormon tract that covers the familiar ground of the Solomon Spaulding Manuscipt, but also covers new ground accusing the Mormon missionaries of duping people to get in a ship and fly to New Jerusalem "sometimes their followers are to be conveyed to the new Jerusalem in a flying ship, to alight on the top of Coomb Hill, which you all know is five hundred feet above the level of the sea."It also accuses the Mormon missionaries of proclaiming that they are going to build a brick wall across the Atlantic Ocean so converts may get to America "the sea is to divide, a road, with a brick wall on one side, and water on the other, is to be formed for you to pass over to America, the land of promise. Now, my good friends, you may not know that it is two thousand miles to America, and the Atlantic Ocean, through which you must pass, is four miles deep, so that the brick wall will be four miles high." The author also writes that Americans are "the must cunning and money getting people in the world", and for proof of this the author recounts the story of "Kentucky Tom" who discovered an "Island in the Ocean" and encouraged people to settle the island. "After living there several years, they discovered, one fine morning, that the Island had two large eyes, like unto a serpent; it appeared he had just awoke from a long sleep, after having gorged himself with dozen ships and their crews. When he saw the town that was built on his back, not quite liking such a burden, he wagged his tail and went to the bottom of the sea, with town, people, and crops, and from that day to this, Tom has never found out another islands."An interesting anti-Mormon work that covers new and fanciful ground. Flake/Draper 7468 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

      London: W. Clownes, 1840. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 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..

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        RECUEIL: MEMOIRE DE LEIBNITZ A LOUIS XIV SUR LA CONQUETE DE L'EGYPTE (M. DE HOFFMANNS) / NOTICE HISTORIQUE SUR ANTOINE-LAURENT DE JUSSIEU (Ad. BRONGNIART) / ELOGE HISTORIQUE DE M. LE COMTE DE LACEPEDE (M.G.T. VILLENAVE), Etc.

      Collectif 1840 - RO40241128: Env. 400 pages (recueil à plusieurs paginations). 6 ouvrages en 1 volume. Illustré de quelques gravures et fac-similés d'époque sur planches hors texte. Dos manquant. Etiquette de code sur dos. Mémoire de Leibnitz à Louis XIV sur la conquête de l'Egypte, Publié avec une Préface et des Notes par M. de Hoffmanns, Suivi d'un Projet d'expédition dans l'Inde, par terre, Concerté entre le Premier Consul et l'Empereur Paul Ier, Edouard Garnot, 1840. Extrait des Annales de Sciences Naturelles, Jan. 1837, Notice historique sur Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu, par Ad. Brongniart. Eloge historique de M. le Comte de Lacepède, par M.G.T. Villenave, Chez Fournier-Favreux, 1826. Notice historique sur la Vie, les Travaux, les opinions médicales et philosophiques de F.J.V. BROUSSAIS, Précédée de sa Profession de foi et suivie des Discours prononcés sur sa tombe, par H. de Montègre, Chez J.B. Baillière, 1839. Elogio di Felice FONTANA, Orazione inaugurale degli Studi, Recitata il di XII Nov. 1812 nella grand'Aula della R. Università di Pavia dal prof. Giuseppe Mangili, Stamperia Reale, Milano, 1813. Notice sur la Vie et les ouvrages de LAGRANGE (Extrait de la 'Biographie Universelle'). Notice sur M. SAGERET, Membre de la Société Royale et Centrale d'Agriculture. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos abîmé. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 840.08-XIX ème siècle [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vorbericht. Uiber die Anwendung des kalten Wassers.

      O. O., um 1840. - Deutsche Handschrift auf Papier. 66 beschr. SS. auf 38 Bll. Marmorierter Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückenfileten und blindgepr. Blütenstempeln. Gr.-8vo. Hübsche, sauber ausgeführte medizinische Handschrift über verschiedene medizinische Anwendungen kalter Güsse und Bäder sowie Schwitzkuren und Umschläge. Obwohl Johann Siegmund Hahn schon 1738 sein klassisches Werk zur Hydrotherapie vorgelegt hatte, sollte die Wasserheilkunde erst Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts mit Sebastian Kneipp ihren Durchbruch erleben. Die vorliegende Schrift gehört jedenfalls noch der ersten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts an und bezieht sich u. a. auf die Methoden des seinerzeit berühmten schlesischen Naturheilkundlers und "Wasserdoktors" Vincenz Prießnitz (1799-1851). Der ungenannte Verfasser versammelt hier hydrotherapeutische Verfahren gegen Husten, Halsweh, Fieber, Zahnschmerzen, Nasenbluten, Augenleiden, aber auch Gicht, Koliken, Kindbettfieber, Lachkrampf, Frostbeulen, Tripper, ja sogar Pilzvergiftungen, Krebs und Geisteskrankheiten: "Behandlung eines Irren. Er wird in eine Wanne mit abgeschreckten Wasser gesetzt, welches 2 Zoll unter den Nabel geht, und dabei an Händen und Füßen gerieben, der Rüken wird ihm ebenfalls gerieben, und öfter Wasser über den Kopf und Nacken gegossen, auch läßt man ihn trinken, wen es möglich ist. Wenn sich das Wasser erwärmt hat, und man sieht, daß der Körper noch mehr Kälte ertragen kann, so wird noch mehr kaltes zugegossen, bis der Kranke starken Schauer bekommt. In diesem Zustand wird fort behandelt bis die natürliche Wärme wiederkehrt, dann läßt man ihn heraus, stelt ihm die Füße, und läßt ihm wo möglich 10 Mi. Bewegung machen, worauf er zu Bette gebracht." Mit mehreren Fallstudien. - Einband leicht berieben, sonst wohlerhalten. Besitzstempel "Mifka" am vorderen Vorsatz. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vorarlberg - Feldkirch. Verlags Eigenthum v. C. A. Czichna in Innsbruck.

      Gez. v. Jos. Czichna - Ged. b. C. A. Czichna. - Lith. v. C. A. Czichna.: um 1840 .. Lithogrphie m. Tonplatte, 19,5 x 27 cm (Blattgröße: 30,5 x 43 cm). Nebehay-W.: 919/5. - Am unteren Blattrand zwei kleine Felcken und in der obersten rechten Ecke leicht stockfleckig. Insgesamt ein Blatt von großer Seltenheit in einem sehr guten Erhaltungszustand.

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        Feldkirch

      . Feldkirch in Vorarlberg. Lithographie v. A. Podesta aus Schaden "Gebirgs-Album" München Sauer 1840, 12,5 x 19 cm - wir garantieren für die Echtheit. Nebehay-W. 615 / 30

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        Athene rufa [Rufous Owl].

      Hullmandel & Walton -48 1840 - Lithograph with hand-colour; right margin frayed. 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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        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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        POETICAL WORKS OF THOMAS MOORE

      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..

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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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