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        The Complete Herbal; to which is now added, upwards of One Hundred Additional Herbs, with a display of their Medicinal and Occult Qualities.

      London: Thomas Kelly & Co. 1840 - 4to. vi, 398, [4] pp. Engraved frontispiece of Culpeper and his house in Spitalfields. With the 20 full-page plates, each containing 9 hand-coloured engravings. In an attractive designer half-binding, the light tan calf decorated cuir cisele and sides covered with a gold-heightened marbled paper with a panel inset into the front board. A very good early copy of this much-reprinted edition of the standard work. Usual foxing to frontis, first and last two text leaves supported on transparent tissue but a bright and clean copy overall. With a few manuscript additions in an attractive hand. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: West Grove Books]
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        Malaga. Vue prise du mouillage. Málaga tomada desde el surgidero.

      - Litografía coloreada a mano, de 22 x 32 cm., París, Imprenta Lemercier, Benard et Cie., hacia 1840. (Texto al pie de la lámina recortado). MÁLAGA

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Antonio Mateos]
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        The Royal Gallery of Pictures, being a selection of The Cabinet Paintings in Her Majesty's Private Collection at Buckingham Palace. [ first edition ]

      Published under the Superintendance of John Linnell, Esq. 1840 - Published under the Superintendance of John Linnell, Esq., 1 vol. in-folio reliure d'époque demi-chagrin à coins vert, dàs à 5 nerfs richement orné, toutes tranches dorées, triple filet doré en mors et coins, James Bohn, London, 1840, 11 pp. de texte, 33 planches hors texte sous serpente (avec la pl. de dédicace) avec 32 ff. de texte explicatif. Bon état (rel. lég. frottée, des rouss.) Les planches sont datées : "London, Published 1839 by James Bohn" Scarce first edition. Langue: Anglais [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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        Operations Carried on at the Pyramids of Gizeh in 1837: with an account of a voyage into Upper Egypt

      James Fraser, London 1840 - Description: 3 volumes. xx+292+[errata] pages with frontispiece, fold out site map, and 30 additional plates (many folding); x+368+[errata] pages with frontispiece and 27 additional plates (many folding); xii+148 with frontispiece, 25 maps and views (many fold out), 49 plates (many folding) this volume is the index. Quarto (11 1/2" x 7 1/2") bound in latter green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. First edition. At Giza Richard Vyse and John Shae Perring worked with gunpowder forcing their way into several monuments, including the burial chamber of the pyramid of Menkaure. Vyse's gunpowder archaeology made one highly notable discovery in the Great Pyramid of Giza. Giovanni Battista Caviglia had blasted on the south side of the stress-relieving chamber (Davison's chamber) on top of the King's chamber, a chamber discovered by Nathaniel Davison in 1765, hoping to find a link to the southern air channel. But while Caviglia gave up, Vyse suspected that there was another chamber on top of Davison's chamber, since he could thrust a yard long reed though a crack up into a cavity. He therefore blasted straight up on the northern side, over three and a half months, finding four additional chambers. Vyse named these chambers after important friends and colleagues; Wellington's chamber (Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington), Nelson's chamber (Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson), Lady Arbuthnot's chamber (Anne Fitzgerald, wife of Sir Robert Keith Arbuthnot, 2nd Baronet) and Campbell's chamber (Patrick Campbell, the British agent and Consul General in Egypt). Just as amazing as the chambers were Vyse's discovery of numerous graffiti in the chambers, in red paint, dating from the time the pyramids were built. Along with lines, markers and directional notations were work gangs names, including cartouches of several pharaohs, concentrated in Lady Arbuthnot's and Nelson's chamber, but all four chambers contained graffiti. The previously discovered Davison's chamber contained no graffiti. The now famous single instance of Pharaoh Khufu's name, compounded in a work gang inscription is found on the south ceiling towards the west end of Campbell's chamber. Today this chamber also contains a fair amount of 19th and 20th century graffiti. The other similar famous "Khnum-Khuf", also part of work gang graffiti, is found in Lady Arbuthnot's chamber. Several other compound cartouches can be found in this chamber. Condition: Small perforated letter "SCL" on titles, rebound in modern green cloth, volume two has not been read with many of the pages still attached, slight bump at heal edge else a very nice set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector, Inc.]
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        HISTOIRE DE L'EMPEREUR NAPOLEON - Illlustré en noir et en couleur par Horace Vernet + 44 planches hors-texte des costumes de l'armée Napoléonienne en couleur par Bellangé -

      1840 - un fort volume, superbe reliure romantique demi-chagrin violet in-quarto à coins ( binding half shagreen in-8 with corners) [26 x 17,5 cm], Reliure d'Epoque signée "Morel" (relieur) en pied, dos long (spine without raised bands), décoration à filets or et filets courbes mates et larges rinceaux or (gilt lines and fillets) et un fer représentant "un curieux animal en équilibre sur les pattes de devant" or ( gilt and blind-stamping decoration) en pied, titre frappé or (gilt title), plats décorés or, d'un filet élargi or aux mors et aux coins, papier imitation percale violet aux plats, toutes tranches lisses jaspées rouge, orné de 44 planches hors textes aquarellées en couleurs de Bellangé représentant les divers soldats de l'Armée Napoléonienne et 2 frontispices en couleurs et de Nombreuses illustrations in-texte en noir par Horace Vernet, 832 pages, 1840 Paris, J.J. Dubochet et Cie Editeurs, Très rare tirage de cet ouvrage avec les planches aquarellées hors-texte. Le premier tirage de 1839, beaucoup plus commun, ne présente que des illustrations in-texte non coloriées, Exemplaire sans aucune TRES RARE.en bon état (good condition). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Guimard]
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        Alphabet og tal Billeder I [Pictures of Alphabets and Numbers]

      Kobenhavn: Ch. M. Tegner. [circa 1840]. Oblong folio. Canvas spine and stapled wrappers. Split along spine, modest chips and tears along the extremities of the yapped edges, a good copy. Beautiful lithographed balck and white illustrations of letters and numbers. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Ansichten aus der sächsischen Schweiz.

      Dresden, Otto & Lehmann, um 1840. - 15 lithographierte topographische Ansichten. Originaler Pappband in originalem Pappschuber mit gedrucktem Deckeltitel. Kl.-12mo. Unter den Ansichten eine Aussicht vom Dresdner Borsberg, Lohmen, die Basteibrücke, Königstein und Lilienstein, der Amselfall, der Hockstein, Schandau, das Prebischtor, Tetschen etc. - Teils gering braunfleckig; die Bindung stärker gelockert. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Picture Alphabet

      Houndsditch: Bishop & Co., circa, 1840. Duodecimo, 12 pp. in total, woodcut illustrations throughout; a charming copy in the original green printed wrappers, just lightly chipped at head of front, folded (not sewn) as issued. A delightful Alphabet, fully illustrated throughout in woodcut. Here are many favourites - the Fox, the Goose, and the Lamb - but where necessary, the publisher's evidently felt capable of stretching their young audience. Not only is K for Kangaroo, but there are more unusual inclusions such as I for Ibex, and even M for Mermaid. Sadly, inspiration only went so far; here, X is for the Letter X. The work also includes a child's ditty, slightly clipped in the original printing: "When school is done, g[o] home loiter not on the wa[y] / Come to school clean and play not by the way."

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Alphabet: Le Livre D'Or des Petits Enfants

      Paris: Lebrun et Cie, circa, 1840. Octavo, illustrations throughout; very good in original boards. 'Le Plus Beau des Alphabets' with a kangaroo.

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        Monument Eleve a Hawaii au Capitaine Cook. Iles Sandwich.

      Akermann & Co,, Paris: 1840 - View of Karakakoa Bay in Hawaii, scene of Captain Cook's death. The view is from the voluminous 'Voyage Autour du Monde Execute Pendant les Annees 1836,1837 sur la Corvette La Bonite'. Black and white lithograph, plate 47. 12.5 x 9" plus wide margins, very good condition. Borba de Moraes, 874; Nissen, ZBI, 4208; Sabin, 98298; Stafleu, 1969; Wood, 609, referring to the book.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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        Andenken an Hamburg II. Stahlstich mit 21 Ansichten von J.Gray bei Berendsohn. Hamburg, um 1840. 33,5 x 50 cm.,

      1840 - Souvenirblatt mit der Mittelansicht von Hamburg von der Elbwasserkunst in St. Pauli und den Randansichten wie Alsterdamm, Alster Badeanstalt, Victoria Hotel, Millernthor, Blankenese u.a.- Leicht gebräunt. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Schramm e.K.]
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        Kern Alter und Neuer Lieder so in der Koeniglichen Preussischen Landen gebrauchlich find, mit einem erwechlichen Spruche ueber einem jeden Liede und einemerbaulichen Gebet-Buche auch noethigen Registern versehen, nebst einem Unterricht wie man ein Gesanguch zu siner Erbauung rech gebrauchen soll.... Altes Rogall'siches Gesangbuch,

      Koenigsberg, Druckun Verlageder Hartunschen Buchdrucherei..., [c. 1840]. Tall, narrow 12mo, 173 x 85 mms., pp. [viii], 852, bound in full black velvet, gilt metal borders and ornaments on covers, decorated paper strips coated with gilt at top and base of spine (top strip defective, missing portion from left-hand corner), gilt decorations on spine with gilt shield reading "souvenir" in middle of spine, blue coated end-papers, all edges gilt, with single thin lines of gauffering toward each cover, preserved in a contemporary slipcase cover with green embossed paper (a little worn at extremities, with some paper missing. Generally a very attractive binding, probably dating from the mid-1850s, which would be consistent with a previous owner's autograph dated 1859: "August Neuber/ gekauft 1859." Another somewhat illegible signature appears on the recto of the front free end-paper, dated 1896, or, possibly, 1856. Rogall (1701 - 1733) published Kern alter und neuer Lieder: für das Königreich Preussen mit einem erwecklichen Spruche über einem jeden Liede und mit erbaulichen Gebeten, auch nöthigen Registern in Königsberg in1731, and this is just one of many reprints, but in an unusual and attractive binding.

      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books]
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        The Tower of London. A historical Romance

      London - Richard Bentley 1840 - The Tower of London is a novel by William Harrison Ainsworth serially published in 1840. It is a historical romance that describes the history of Lady Jane Grey from her short-lived time as Queen of England to her execution. Illustrated by George Cruikshank with frontispiece and illustrated half title and engravedplates. Firstedition, bound from parts with stab holes from binding to gutter of pages. William Harrison Ainsworth (1805 - 1882) was an English historical novelist. His first success as a writer came with Rookwood in 1834, which features Dick Turpin as its leading character. A stream of thirty-nine novels followed, the last of which appeared in 1881. George Cruikshank (1792 - 1878) was a British caricaturist and book illustrator, praised as the modern Hogarth during his life. His book illustrations for his friend Charles Dickens, and many other authors, reached an international audience. Condition: In a half crushed morocco binding withmarbled papercovered boards. Externally,generally smart but with slight wear to extremities, and rubbing andmarks to boards. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with occasional slight scattered foxing and handling marks, with odd slight tidemarks to plates. With the occasionalclosed tear and aprevious repair to closed tear to plate (page 48) and slight marginal loss to title. Overall: GOOD [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      18 - [EHON] Katsushika HOKUSAI. EHON TEIKIN ORAI Zen. Nagoya: Eirakuya Toshiro. N.D. [Probably 1840's - originally published in 1820's]. 22.7 x 15.6 cm. String-bound, Japanese-styel, fukuro toji. Each of the three volumes consists of thirty sheets, making for a total of 90 sheets and nearly 200 Hokusai designs - landscapes, genre scenes, historical vignettes, fish, flowers, etc., etc. This guide to domestic behaviour with its charming illustrations is by no means common. Our copy is bound three volumes in one (as the Eirakuya editions are) with the original covers and printed paper title label. The Eirakuya editions, of which this is an early example, reprinted the volume one, done some 20 years earlier by Eijudo of Edo, but then added two more volumes worth of new material. Our copy is a Forrer F-23a, without the second preface, thus probably dating from the late 1840's. The impressions in the first volume are good only, but are better in volumes two and three, as you would expect from the work's bibliographic history. All in all a remarkable archive of images. The blue-green covers are bit soiled, there is a wormtrack through the first few pages, but overall in good condition.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, inc.o ABAA]
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        On River Angling for Salmon and Trout: More Particularly as Practised in the Tweed and its Tributaries. By John Younger, St Boswells.

      Edinburgh: Willam Blackwood and Sons 1840 - First edition, 2nd issue. 12mo 94-pages with Table of Salmon Flies at end. Original purple ribbed cloth lettered in gilt "River Angling" on upper cover, all edges gilt. Some fading and marking to the binding but very sound and tight; internally excellent. The first issue had 90-pages only. Westwood & Satchell, p. 244 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Two Abolitionist Salt Cellars, or Small Vases

      Two small footed salt cellars or vases. Approximately 2.25" tall and 2.25" in diameter. White soft paste porcelain, each bearing the classic image of a kneeling chained female slave. On the opposite side of each is the printed phrase: "Take courage -- go on -- persevere to the last. Thomas Clarkson Age 84." Clarkson actually uttered the phrase at age 80 in 1840, at the anti-slavery convention in Freemasons' Hall, London. Presumably these vases would date from between 1840 and 1845, and were almost certainly either manufactured in England for the American export market (slavery having been abolished in England with the passage of the Slavery Abolition Act in 1833, after which Clarkson focused his efforts on abolishing slavery in the U.S.), or manufactured in America itself. While we are somewhat out of our depths identifying porcelain, our consultations with others more expert lead us to believe the former. Fine condition, with no visible flaws. Rare -- while we have seen other vintage abolitionist china -- most notably the jasper ware "Slave Medallion" depicting the famous and similar image of a kneeling male slave, made by Josiah Wedgwood, we have never encountered these vases, and can find no reference to them. .

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        Captain James Clark Ross, R.N.

      Colnaghi & Puckle,, London: 1840 - Proof of a portrait of Ross based on the painting by Wildman. London, March 3, 1840. Engraved by Henry Cook. The full caption reads "Captain James Clark Ross FRS, FRAS and FLS. to the Rt. Honble. and Honble. the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty and also to those Societies which have contributed to the expedition of Captn. Ross in command of the scientific voyage of Discovery, to hitherto unexplored Antarctic Regions. This Portrait is most Humbly dedicated by their very obedient servant - Henry Cook." A youthful & wavy-maned Ross is in full naval officers' uniform, with a bear fur over his shoulder. In his right hand is a telescope and an unusual apparatus, the "Fox Dip Circle" is prominently displayed at the lower right. This apparatus was used for magnetic observations. In the sky above him, the South star shines. Fine rich copper engraving 11 x 14" image on 14 x 19". Printed on india paper and laid onto wove paper, the word "Proof" engraved on the lower left corner. Very lt. scattered foxing in margins o/w vgc. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Descrizione di Torino.

      per cura di G. Pomba (Stab. Tip. A. Fontana),, Torino, 1840 - In-8° (220x140mm), pp. XII, 470, legatura del tempo m. pelle marrone con fregi in oro e titolo sempre in oro su tassello in pelle rossa al dorso. Piatti marmorizzati. Tagli a spruzzo. Vignetta incisa al frontespizio su acciaio con veduta della chiesa della Gran Madre di Dio, realizzata da Carlo Gallina su invenzione del Figone (la lastra originale dell'incisione, avverte la Peyrot, è conservata al Museo Civico di Torino). Tabelle statistiche in fine e, ripiegata, bella carta calcografica incisa da Angelo Biasioli su disegno di G. B. Maggi di mm 350x513, con planimetria generale di Torino e legenda indicante le principali chiese, edifici e monumenti e succinte indicazioni demografiche. Qualche testatina e finalino ornato o istoriato. Indice alfabetico delle cose notabili in fine. Sparse fioriture, alcuni aloni. Nota del tempo di attribuzione al Bertolotti al frontespizio. Bell'esemplare. Prima edizione di questa assai stimata descrizione di Torino e dei suoi dintorni, scritta "in servigio di Dotti Italiani", attento sguardo sui vari aspetti della città nella prima metà dell'Ottocento, storici, sociali ed economici. In virtù della sua non agevole reperibilità l'opera ha conosciuto nel Novecento varie riedizioni, anche di carattere anastatico. Il nome dell'autore è contenuto in calce alla prefazione, ove si dice che all'opera collaborarono "parecchi illustri autori e uomini speciali nella loro scienza od arte". Il Bertolotti (Torino, 1784-1860) fu verseggiatore d'occasione, romanziere, tragediografo. Fossati Bellani, II, 1782. Peyrot, 430. Coll. Simeom, B 495. Bovolato, Archivio storico, p. 311. Di seguito al volume è legato un estratto: Gaetano Lombardi, "Cenno ed osservazioni dell'ingegnere e pittore paesista Gaetano Lombardi da Torino Membro della seconda riunione de'Naturalisti Medici, ed altri Scienziati Italiani agli Illustri ed Onorevolissimi suoi Colleghi intorno ad una ommessione corsa nella Descrizione della Città di Torino per commozione dell'Ordine Decurionale compilata dall'Illustre suo Concittadino Davide Bertolotti per servizio dei dotti italiani nell'anno 1840". (Torino), Tipografia Mussano, pp. 5, (3). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA)]
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        CONTES FANTASTIQUES. Traduction nouvelle, précédée d’une notice sur la vie et les ouvrages de l’auteur par Henry Egmont.

      - Paris, Perrotin, libraire-éditeur, 1840. 4 volumes in-8 demi-veau blond du temps, dos à nerfs ornés de filets dorés, pièces de titres et tomaisons vertes, (1f+XXI+413+t.+1f),(1f+ft+t+420+t.+1f),(1f+ft+t+440+t.+1f),(1f+ft+frt+t+400pp+t.+1f). Les reliures ont été habilement et entièrement restaurées, et sont à présent solides et décoratives.Bel ensemble, pratiquement sans rousseurs, papier très blanc.Ouvrages ornés de superbes vignettes gravées d’après les dessins de Camille Rogier, chacune étant encadrée par une ornementation en bleu: 5 au tome 1; 4 au tome 2; 4 au tome 3; 3 au tome 4. Cette édition reprend celle de 1836 (Camuzeaux) avec les gravures et de nouveaux faux-titres et titres, (Vicaire, IV, 157).

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        Palais des Prinzen Wilhelm in Berlin. - Le Palais du Prince Guillaume a Berlin.

      . kol. Lithographie n. u. v. Lütke b. Schröder in Berlin, um 1840, 15 x 21,5. Nicht bei Kiewitz; Ernst, L.E. Lütke, Nr. 21. - Blick von der Universität aus, rechts das Palais Kaiser Wilhelm I, links im Hintergrund der Turm der franz. Kirche. - Mit Verlegertrockenstempel.

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        The Pathfinder or the Inland Sea [in 3 volumes]

      Richard Bentley, London 1840 - 1st impression preceding the first American edition in dark chocolate half morocco with 4 raised band, gilt ruling/decorations and titles to spine. The joints remain in very good and serviceable condition; some wear to the marbled paper boards. Internally original endpapers with ownership signatures and date to front pastedown of each volume; pages generally clean with occasional minor foxing . No half titles. A very nice set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: London Rare Books, PBFA]
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        Sämmtliche Werke. Hg. und eingeleitet von Ernst Förster. 2. (revidierte) Auflage. 33 Bände in 33 Büchern . Fachgerechte sehr gute neuzeitliche Halbleinenbindung ( 2 Bände in orig. Halbleder ) - Sehr gut im Papier

      Berlin, Georg Reimer,, 1840 - 1842.. Zusammen ca. 11400 - 11500 Seiten Halbleinen. 33 Bände in 33 Büchern , neuzeitliche sehr professionelle Halbleinenbindung mit Rückentitel und Goldverzierung . ( Die Neubindung erfolgte vermutlich vor ca. 20 Jahren) 2 Bände ( Band 28 + Band 29 ) noch in orig. Halbleder mit gleichem Rückenschild , daher eher unauffällig da auch die Farbtöne sehr ähnlich sind ( Die beiden Bände sind mit auf dem Scan abgebildet) . Alle Bände im Papier in schöner Erhaltung , nur gelegentliche meist schwache Altersflecken, gelegentliche leichte Lese oder Altersspuren 267

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        Histoire de la vie et du proces du fameux Louis-Dominique Cartouche et de plusieurs de ses complices.

      Troyes, Baudot, imprimeur-libraire, s.d. [1840].. In-12, pleine soie verte percalinee a la Bradel, dos lisse orne d'un petit fleuron aldin, piece de titre de maroquin bordeaux garni de doubles filets dores, couverture bleue imprimee conservee (rel. ca 1900 par Franz), 72 p., vignette de titre et 4 gravures sur bois a pleine page. Tres rare edition publiee dans la collection de colportage de la "Bibliotheque bleue" a Troyes chez Baudot, illustree d'une vignette de titre et de 4 bois a pleine page dont un portrait de cartouche et une scene "resistance a son arrestation". Un unique exemplaire de cette edition imprimee a Troyes figure dans les bibliotheques publiques: Troyes, BM. Aucun autre n'est recense: manque a la BnF, KVK et WorldCat. (Troyes, 'Fond de la Bibliotheque Bleue', n°117. Manque a Nisard). Tres bon exemplaire, tres frais, avec ses couvertures imprimees conservees, bien relie par Franz..

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      - Historia de la vida y hechos del ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha. Compuesta por. Ultima edición complentisima conforme al original primitivo.- Madrid, Imprenta de la Venta Publica, calle del Arenal, número 23, 1840; 4 tomos en 8º mayor pasta época, 1º, frontis- XXVII-297 pp. 1h. 5 láminas. 2º, frontis- 364 pp 2h 6 láminas. 3º, frontis 389 pp. 1h. 5 láminas. 4º, frontis, 375 pp. 3 hh. 4 láminas. Copia de la de Madrid 1804, frontis grabados por Miranda. Palau: 52072

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        VOYAGE dans la RUSSIE MERIDIONALE et LA CRIMEE par la Hongrie, la Valachie et la Moldavie, executé en 1837 par. Ed. illustree de 64 dessins par RAFFET.

      E.Bourdin et Cie., París 1840 - 4ºM, VIIp, 621p, 9h, viñetas en texto, florones, 24 láms. grb. sobre papel japón (incl. frontis). Hol, lomo det. 1840

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        The City of the Magyar or Hungary and Her Institutions in 1839–40

      London: GeorgeVirtue,, 1840. In Three Volumes. 3 volumes, octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spines gilt, decoration to boards blind stamped. Engraved frontispiece to each volume, four plates, and one folding manuscript fascimile. Ownership signatures to front free endpapers. First edition.

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        Lyon, Vue Prise de la Guillotiere / Vista Tomada desde la Guillotiere

      V. Turgis, editeur, 10 rue Serpente, Paris 1840 - A picturesque view of Lyon from the Guillotiere after a drawing by the celebrated French painter Nicolas-Marie Joseph Chapuy. Chapuy has chosen to depict Lyon from the Guillotiere neighborhood, with the winding river running through the middle of the image. The docks next to the bridge are scattered with large stones and lumber and many small boats are moored along the banks. The bridge is crowded with pedestrians who make their way across the busy thoroughfare. Domes and spires crowd the horizon, and two large boats hurry down the river. This sweeping view is a wonderful example of Chapuy's considerable talents and picturesque eye, and a beautiful glimpse of Lyon in the early decades of the nineteenth century. Nicolas-Marie Joseph Chapuy was born in Paris in 1790 and in his early life became an officer in the Navy. An accomplished architect and landscape painter, Chapuy is perhaps best known for his stunning lithographs. He exhibited regularly at the Salon and in 1833 won a third class medal for his lithography. He produced a wide array of lithographs which varied in subject from historical scenes to architectural views. Yet it was his landscape prints which received the most praise and garnered him his celebrated reputation. This impressive view of Lyon is a fantastic example of Chapuy's talents. The image includes a numbered key at the bottom of the sheet which lists all the principal buildings and monuments in the image and provides their exact location. Benezit. Dictionnaire Critique et Documentaire Des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, Vol. 3, p. 487. Tinted lithograph with original hand colouring. Printed on wove paper. In excellent condition. Image size: 12 3/8 x 17 5/8 inches.

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        Die Huldigung der preussischen Stände vor König Friedrich Wilhelm IV in Berlin am 15. Oktober 1840, ("Die Huldigung. Berlin am 15ten October 1840").

      . altgouachierte Lithographie m. Tonplatte v. ( Meyerheim n. Schwarz ), um 1840, 42 x 33 (H). Nicht bei Kiewitz. Ernst, Berlin in der Druckgraphik, Schwarz, Gustav, Nr. 8 - Seltene Lithographie - Auch bei der Thronbesteigung Friedrich Wilhelm IV gehörte die uralte Tradition der Huldigung der Stände zum Ritual. Blick vom Schloßplatz aus zur Ehrentribüne. - Wie bei altkol. Blättern häufig ist auch hier die Darstellung bis auf die Bildkante beschnitten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        TA., Canale Grande, "Canal Grande. Palazzo Giustiniani oza Grande Albergo l'Europa".

      . altgouachierte Lithographie v. Kier n. Borghesi b. Kier, Giuseppe in Venedig, um 1840, 28,5 x 41,2. Sehr dek. Blatt, Blick über den "Canale Grande" zum Palazzo Giustinuani, im Hintergrund die Campanile.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Master HumphreyÕs Clock.With Illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1840-1. - Three volumes, large octavo, in sixes iv, 306; vi, 306; vi, 426 pp. Two frontispieces, 130 woodcuts, and twenty-five initials by Browne; one frontispiece and thirty-eight woodcuts by Cattermole; one woodcut each by S. Williams and Maclise. Half contemporary calf over marbled boards. Gilt spines with black morocco labels. Binding extremities rubbed, feet of spines lightly worn. Old armorial bookplate on back pastedowns, small rubberstamps of a later owner in two volumes. A very good, attractive set. First edition. Contains the first appearance of two of DickensÕs novels, Barnaby Rudge and The Old Curiosity Shop. Smith I, 6. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson Books, A.B.A.A.]
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        Südöstlicher Bildersaal Erster-Dritter Band Der Vergnügling; Griechische Leiden, Erster Theil ; Griechische Leiden Zweiter Theil. Herausgegeben vom Verfasser der Briefe eines Verstorbenen

      Stuttgart, Hallberger, 1840-1841.. 480 S.; 4 nn.Bl., 490 S.; 3 nn.Bl., 584 S., mit insgesamt 15 ganzseitigen Tafeln, darunter 4 kolorierten und einigen Textabbildungen. Private Halbleineneinbände, ca. 13,8 x 20,2 cm.. Einbände leicht berieben und bestossen. Innen durchgängig stockfleckig. Insgesamt noch befriedigender Zustand.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat, Kunst und Antik im OPUS]
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        Report from the Select Committee on New Zealand ; together with the Minutes of Evidence taken before them, and an Appendix and Index

      London: House of Commons, 3 August, 1840. Folio, 207 pp., dusted and a little marked; in the original blue printed wrappers, torn with small loss to front, spine worn away revealing the gathers; good original condition. An important report in good original condition: "valuable and historical" (Hocken). Regarding this now rather scarce report, Hocken wrote: "Prompted and promoted by the New Zealand Company, an influential meeting of merchants, bankers, shipowners, and others was held at the Guildhall on 15th April, 1840, to petition Parliament in favour of a systematic colonisation of New Zealand and to preserve it to the Crown… This report was the outcome, and was favourable. The witnesses were E.G. Wakefield, Saxe Bannister, John Blackett, R.N., John Ward, Dandeson Coates, Rev. Drs. Hinds and Beecham, Charles Enderby, W. Hutt, and Alex. Busby. Their evidence gives and account of the natives and their lands, mission labours, origin and history of the New Zealand Company, and the necessity for government and regulated colonisation."

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Manners and Customs of the New Zealanders; with notes Corroborative of their Habits, Usages, etc. and Remarks to Intending Emigrants, with Numerous Cuts Drawn on Wood (2 Volumes)

      London: James Madden & Co., 1840 Volume I: xxxiv, [1] 288 pp. Numerous b/w illustrs. Folding map. Volume II: xviii, [1] 304 pp. b/w illustrs. Original blind stamped publishers cloth, rebacked/restored. (see photos) Polack’s follow-up publication to his "Narrative of Travels", 1838. "The favourable reception given by the public to my narrative of Travels and Adventures in New Zealand, has induced me to present in like manner, a more systematic description of the manners, customs, habits, and usages of the singularly interesting people, comprising its inhabitants, at a time when general attention is fixed on that country, as offering an emporium for industry, capital and commerce." (from page one of the preface) . First Edition. 8vo. Vg/No Jacket. Hard Cover.

      [Bookseller: Dale Cournoyer Books]
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        Wilhelm I. (Berlin 22. 03. 1797 - 09. 03. 1888 Berlin). König von Preussen (1858), sowie ab 1871 dt. Kaiser. Eigentlicher Name Wilhelm Friedrich Ludwig. Reiterportrait in Uniform auf dem Schlachtfeld, rechts im Hintergrund preuss. Generale, "Prinz von Preussen",.

      . Lithographie ( a. a. China ) v. C. Mittag n. F. Krüger b. Lüderitz, um 1840, 59 x 48 (H).

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        The Fortunes of the Scattergood Family. Illustrated by John Leech. Bentley's Miscellany.

      London: Richard Bentley, 1840-45. - 8vo (9½" tall). Superb full red crushed morocco, by TOUT. Gilt raised bands and pallets, fine gilt tooling to panels. Boards framed with gilt floral corner tool. Gilt doublures with floral patterned endpapers. Top edge gilt. Slightly foxed. Armorial bookplate. Original issues of Bentley's Magazine, bound with special title page, contents and a preface dated 1889 by the collector John Waugh. A magnificent deluxe binding by TOUT, with fine engraved plates by Leech. In the mid-nineteenth century heyday of Bentley's Miscellany, the periodical published the serialised first printings of titles by authors including Dickens, Ainsworth, Smith and Barham, the popularity of which were greatly enhanced by the illustrations of Cruikshank, Leech and Crowquill. Uniformly bound with our other selections from Bentley's Miscellany. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: McConnell Fine Books ABA & ILAB]
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        The Amistad: an Arresting Engraving of the Revolt

      1840 - Broadside Print, Death of Capt. Ferrer, the Captain of the Amistad, July, 1839. Original hand coloring. Originally appeared with an 1840 New Haven Pamphlet, A History of the Amistad Captives.Also An Account of the Trials. The caption reads: "Don Jose Ruiz and Don Pedro Montez, of the Island of Cuba, having purchased fifty-three slaves at Havana, recently imported from Africa, put them on board the Amistad, Capt. Ferrer, in order to transport them to Principe, another port on the Island of Cuba. After being out from Havana about four days, the African captives on board, in order to obtain their freedom, and return to Africa, armed themselves with cane knives, and rose upon the Captain and crew of the vessel. Capt. Ferrer and the cook of the vessel were killed; two of the crew escaped; Ruiz and Montez were made prisoners."On July 2, 1839, slaves aboard the Spanish schooner Amistad staged a revolt off the coast of Cuba, killing Captain Ramon Ferrer and the ship's cook. They were taken into custody by the United States' Navy near Long Island on August 26 and brought to Connecticut. Charges were filed alleging mutiny and murder, but the Circuit Court ruled that it lacked jurisdiction because the mutiny had occurred on a Spanish ship in Spanish waters. Various parties then filed property claims to the slaves, and the Spanish government asked that the ship, cargo and slaves be restored to Spain under the Pinckney Treaty of 1795.In 1840, a federal trial found that the initial transport (not involving the Amistad) of the Africans across the Atlantic had been illegal and that they were not legally slaves but free. The U.S. Supreme Court [case 40 U.S. (15 Pet.) 215] affirmed this finding on March 9, 1841, and the men were returned to Africa in 1842.

      [Bookseller: Seth Kaller Inc.]
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        "T. Livii Patavini Historiarum Libri qui supersunt omnes et deperditorum fragmenta. Ex recensione Arn. Drakenborchii ad Codicum Bambergensis et Vindobonensis fidem passim reficta a Ioanne Theophilo Kreyssig. Annotationes Crevierii, Strothii, Ruperti, Aliorumque selectas; animadversiones Niebuhrii, Wachsmuthii, et suas addidit Travers Twiss, I.C.B."

      Oxonii: impensis D. A. Talboys. 1840-41. "4 volumes, 8vo, contemporary full vellum by Wheeler, triple rules in blue on covers, gilt decorated spines, black morocco labels, marbled edges and endpapers; very nice set of an esteemed edition."

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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      [Bookseller: Hawkridge Books]
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        OBEREISENHEIM/ Main: Gesamtansicht Obereussenheim - um 1840, Lithographie, dekorativ koloriert, selten, 14x20 cm

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        Chippendale’s ornaments, and interior decorations, on the old French style, consisting of hall, glass & picture frames, chimney pieces, stands for china, clock and watch cases, girandoles, brackets, grates, lanterns, ornamental furniture, and various ornaments for carvers, modellers, &c. &c. &c.

      London: sold by John Weale, [n.d., 1840]. - 4to, pp. [2] + 31 engraved plates; a crisp clean copy in contemporary quarter niger and paste boards, spine lettered gilt, skilfully rebacked, extremities rubbed Only 1 copy recorded in OCLC (New York Public Library); see Fleming and Honour, The Penguin Dictionary of Decorative Arts, pp. 418-419 The designs are not in fact by Chippendale as the title suggests, but are the work of Thomas Johnson , later restrikes, with Johnson’s signature removed and Chippendale’s added (of the 31 plates, 19 are signed "T. Chippendale del. "). The designs are mostly in Johnson’s exuberant rococo style, with sharp, spiky decoration, interspersed with chinoiserie and "gothick" motifs.Thomas Johnson (1714-c.1778), English Rococo furniture maker and designer was born in London and established himself as an independent craftsman by the later 1740s. "All the furnishings for which Johnson published design are of a type known at the time as ‘carvers’ pieces’. They include no case-furniture or seat-furniture. They are limited to such objects as girandoles, mirror frames, side- or console-tables, candle-stands, etc., all pieces which are decorative rather than useful and allow scope for the carver’s fantasy. Stylistically they owe much to France" (Fleming and Honour).

      [Bookseller: Bertram Rota Ltd]
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        THE CLOCKMAKER; or The Sayings and Doings of Samuel Slick of Slickville

      London: Richard Bentley, 1840. Book. Good. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Fifth edition. "First series" printed on spine. Hard cover, no dust jacket. Good condition. In original boards. Sunfaded on spine and around boards..

      [Bookseller: Pinacle Books]
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        Texas in 1840, or the Emigrant's Guide to the New Republic; Being the Result of Observation, Enquiry and Travel in That Beautiful Country. By an Emigrant, Late Of the United States

      New York: William W. Allen, 1840. 12mo., (7 4/8 x 5 inches). Lithographed frontispiece with original hand-colour "City of Austin the New Capital of Texas in January 1. 1840" by J. Lowe after Edward Hall (first and last leaves stained, some occasionally heavy staining throughout). Original blue cloth, covers decorated in blind, spine lettered and decorated in gilt (extremities worn with minor loss, stained, bookplate removed from front pate-down). First edition, with William Cullen Bryant's poem "Prairies of Texas" at the end, and the EARLIEST FIRST-HAND BIRD'S-EYE VIEW OF AUSTIN, and thus by default a very early view of Texas, and an early bird's-eye view of any town in the West. The accompanying description of Austin is one of the most extensive of the period, and contains chapters describing all aspects of life in the state, with accounts of the geological, zoological, and botanical aspects too. The supposed author, Rev. A. B. Lawrence, was editor of the New Orleans Presbyterian, and pages 29-80 of this volume reflect his diary which he kept of his journey from Galveston to Austin via Houston, Washington-on-the-Brazos, Rutersville, La Grange, and Bastrop. There is a long interview with Gen. Edward Burleson, who mounted many campaigns against Texas tribes in the outlying. Chapter 9 contains discussion of how simple it is raise cattle herds in Texas and states that cattle left running wild will increase on their own, "doubling their number every three or four years" (page 131). Subsequent issues of the book came out in 1842, 1844, and 1845 (Streeter 1361A-C), but the print of Austin appears in only two versions, the later version redrawn, uncolored, and probably an engraving. Dr. Kelsey (Engraved Prints of Texas 1554-1900, figure 361) includes the redrawn print in his survey. BAL, Vol. I, p. 371; Basic Texas Books 120; Bradford 2939; Clark, Travels in the Old South III:248; Howes L154; Sabin 95122. Siebert Sale 951; Streeter 1361. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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        "Berlin. Die Linden. - Les Tilleuls" ( Rückentitel ).

      . altgouachierte Lithographie n. u. v. Lütke b. Schröder in Berlin, um 1840, 13 x 19,5. Kiewitz, Nr.803 D; Ernst, Lütke, L.E., Nr. 17. - Das Blatt in prachtvollem Altkolorit. Wie bei altkol. Blättern häufig auch hier die Ansicht bis zur Bildkante beschnitten und montiert. Rückseitig der Original - Verlagsaufkleber. - Blick vom Pariser Platz in die Straße "Unter den Linden", rechts das Palais Redern, links das Palais Gröditzberg. Seltene Blickrichtung.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        TENTAMINA HIEROGRAPHICA, atque Etimologyca: de hierographia, et pantheo etruscorum; de vasis pictis: de pantheopoeismo veterum: de lingua grammatodynamica; etc. Proposta a

      Miranda,, Napoli, 1840 - 3 parti in un gr. vol. in-8, pp. 334; XXVII, 212; XVI, 192, leg. p. perg. con ricchi fregi e tass. al d. Tagli spruzzati. Con incis. n.t. Testo latino e arabo. Ediz. orig. Belliss. esempl. [067]

      [Bookseller: SCRIPTORIUM Studio Bibliografico]
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        American Scenery; Or Land, Lake, and River Illustrations of Transatlantic Nature

      George Virtue - 1840 - Two volumes in five 4to Divisions (i.e complete), uniformly bound in original pictorial blindstamped cloth, gilt. Complete as called for with 117 steel engraved views, single-page map (correct as list), general titles, contents and adverts bound at end of div. 5, all edges in gilt. Intermittent light spotting throughout. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: finecopy Ltd P.B.F.A.]
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        American Scenery; or, Land, Lake and River Illustrations of Transatlantic Nature. Two Volumes

      London: George Virtue. 1840. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Good. First edition, 1840. A collection of engraved views of America from drawings produced by Bartlett during four trips taken from 1836 to 1839. Volume I contains 66 plates including a frontis portrait of the artist, plus a map with his route outlined in red, and an engraved title. Volume II contains 52 plates plus an engraved title - a total of 118 plates by Bartlett plus portrait, map and engraved titles (complete). Full black morocco lettered and extensively decorated in gilt, slightly raised spine bands, all edges gilt, gilt tooled inner dentelles. Extremeties rubbed, a bit of light chipping to the spine ends of volume II, contents sound with foxing that ranges from very light to rather heavy, with the heaviest at the beginning and end of each volume. Small dampstain at upper edge of volume I affects the margins of three plates in volume I, dampstain in volume II affects the engraved title and title page of volume II. A handsome set.

      [Bookseller: Resource Books, LLC]
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        "Aachen und Burtscheid". Stadtplan, umgeben von 21 Ansichten.

      . Lithographie von A. Brandmayer & Cremetti bei Ludwig Kohnen, Aachen & Köln, um 1840, 45 x 57,5 cm.. Der Stadtplan von Aachen und Burtscheid (ca. 25 x 31,5 cm) ist umgeben von zwei Gesamtansichten sowie Teilansichten von den Ruinen Wilhelmstein (2x), Schönforst und Frankenberg, dem Dom (3x), Rathaus, Schauspielhaus, Trinkbrunnen, Lausberg, St. Salvator, Drimborn und der Kapelle bei Burtscheid. - Am unteren Rand restaurierter kleiner Randeinriss. - Seltenes und dekoratives Souvenirblatt.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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