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        American Scenery; or, Land, Lake and River Illustrations of Transatlantic Nature. Two Volumes

      George Virtue, London 1840 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

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        Costumes français civils, militaires et religieux, avec les meubles, les armes, les armures, l'architecture domestique, les ordres de chevalerie, les étendards, les sceaux, les sceptres, les couronnes et les blasons les plus historiques, depuis les Gaulois jusqu'en 1834.

      Paris: Garnier, 1840 - Edition corrigée et augmentée, petit in-folio. Ouvrage composé de 21 livraisons paginées individuellement, avec 21 notices historiques et un total de 106 planches rehaussées en couleurs. Reliure d'époque en demi-chagrin rouge à coins soulignés d'un double filet doré, dos à nerfs richement orné, plats et gardes marbrés, tranches dorées. Deux petites taches d'encre sur le plat supérieur, pâles rousseurs éparses. Un très bon exemplaire, avec l'ex-libris de Pardo de Leygonier. Ouvrage bien complet de ses 106 planches finement aquarellées, chacune comportant plusieurs sujets, pour un total de 2800 dessins dans la manière romantique. Voir Colas,1433 (avec une notice complète de l'ordre de publication par livraisons); Brunet III,107.

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        Rheinisches Album oder Beschreibung,Geschichte und Sage des

      . Rheingaues und Wisperthales mit der Umgegend.Mit 30 Stahlstichen von den beiden englischen und deutschen Künstlern nach Originalzeichnungen und einer Charte. ( 20und 55 Seiten m.30 Stahlstichen und 1 Karte zum ausklappen Der Rheingau mit seinen Gänzen und der Taunus Eisenbahn. C.G.Kunze. Mainz. ca.1840. Ausreichend/Acceptable. Halbleder der Zeit der Entstehung/Hardcover. braunfleckig, Rücken beschädigt..

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        Das Haus von Eisen in Gratz".,

      [Wien], ohne Verlag, o. J. (um 1840). - Hübsche altkolor. Ansicht des „Eisernen Hauses" in Graz, welches heute mit seinem modernen Zubau das Kunsthaus beherbergt. Die Ansicht zeigt auch Teile des Südtiroler Platzes gegen die Annenstraße. - „Die [vermutlich von Reim selbst kolorierten] Ansichten erschienen in sehr kleiner Auflage, so daß die Blätter heute recht selten geworden sind" (Nebehay/W.). - Leicht fleckig. - Nebehay/W. 541, 478. Sprache: ge Gewicht in Gramm: 500 Kolor. Orig.-Umrißradierung von Johann Vincenz Reim. Blattgröße 15 x 21,5 cm; Darstellung 10 x 16 cm. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Istituzioni Di Architettura Statica E Idraulica

      Caro Batelli, Napoli 1840 - 177 (8) & 286 pages. 30 x 24 cm. Thirty-five plates and thirty-two plates respectively, Vols. 1-2, with twenty-six being fold-outs -- architectonic prospects, public building plans, bridge designs, machinery, embankments, railroad features, and civil and hydraulic engineering (covering early works to 1850). BRUNET Vol. I, p.1695. A few leaves toned, interior contents mostly clean, corners worn, some shelf wear Contemporary vellum backed boards, tan and black morocco spine labels printed in gilt. Very good. 2 vols. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Odd Whims and Miscellanies 2 Volumes

      London: William Miller, 1840. Printed for William Miller by W. Bulmer 5" x 7 1/2". Half bound in green leather with marbled boards, gilt title and decoration to spines.Marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Illustrated with 10 coloured plates. there is offsetting on the pages opposite the plates, otherwise text is very clean and bindings firm. A lovely set. . First Edition. Hardback. Very Good ++/No Jacket.

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      Batelli,, Napoli 1840 - (Codice AC2534) Tre volumi in 4° (30,5x22,5 cm): 2 di testo, con 177(11)+VIII-286 pp., rilegati in un solo tomo; il terzo contiene 68 tavole in rame, molte più volte ripiegate (per errore di numerazione il n.26 è attribuito a 2 tavole diverse). Terza edizione. Le tavole incise sono impresse su bella carta forte candida; un lavoro di tarlo tocca le prime pp. del testo, all'interno si nota appena qualche trascurabile ingiallitura. Esemplare nel compllesso freschissimo, a pieni margini. Dedica a illustre docente, su cartoncino applicato alla sguardia. Belle legature originali in mezza pelle con ricchi fregi e titoli oro ai dorsi, piatti marmorizzati. Ottima conservazione. Euro 500 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA ~ Tutti i libri subito disponibili. Descrizioni precise, consegna rapida con imballaggio solido. All books are in stock in fine conditions or described meticulously. Very safe packaging ~

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        THE YOUNG TRAVELLER'S DELIGHT; or the Costumes of all Nations.

      [12] leaves, the first and last pasted to the wrappers, each bearing two hand-coloured images showing figures in National dress. Original pictorial wrappers: 18.7 x 11.3 cm. Covers soiled and knocked at corners; spine restored; one leaf with closed marginal tear; else very good.

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        Voyage en Arabie. Séjour dans le Hedjaz. Campagne d'Assir.

      Paris, Louis Desessart, 1840. - 8vo. 2 pts. in 1 vol. (4), 399, (1) pp. (4), 402 pp. With folding engr. map. Contemp. marbled half calf with giltstamped title to spine. First edition; rare. - The work of a sympathetic observer who made an extraordinary journey. Tamisier accompanied the Egyptian forces to Arabia in 1833/34 as chief of the Medical Corps. Bearded and in Arab dress, he visited areas never seen by a westerner before. The author describes Jeddah and the pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina from different parts of the Muslim world, as well as Ta’if, the Asir region, the Bedouins of Outeiba and Khamis Moushait, etc. Tamisier was offered the post of secretary to the chief medical officer of the punitive expedition against the Wahhabis. He focuses on the country he saw and the people he encountered on his journey from Jeddah into the Nejd and south to the borders of Yemen, taking particular interest in the medical conditions of the populace. - Binding slightly rubbed. The Burrell copy fetched £2,000 at Sotheby's in 1999 (lot 801). Macro, Bibliography of the Arabian Peninsula, 2163. Weber IV, 279. Gay 3608. NYPL Arabia coll. 172. OCLC 2569222. Not in Atabey or Blackmer. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Design for a locomotive, circa 1840

      - An early locomotive such as the one in the present watercolour, was also known as a 'Portable Engine', and was used mostly by farmers for agricultural tasks such as ploughing and threshing. The difference between a Portable Engine and a so-called 'Traction Engine' is that the latter is self-propelled. From the 1850s and 1860s onwards the Traction Engine replaced the Portable Engine for many jobs, but there were still instances where the simplicity and efficiency of the older design won out, and they were built up until the 1960s. "Apart from threshing work, portable engines were used to drive corn-mills, centrifugal pumps, stone-crushers, dynamos, chaff-cutters and hay-balers. They were even used to generate electricity for floodlighting at football matches, the first instance being at Bramall Lane, Sheffield in 1878. In general, the portable engine is hauled to the work area, often a farmyard or field, and a long drive belt is fitted between the engine's flywheel and the driving wheel of the equipment to be powered. In a number of cases, rather than being towed from site-to-site, the portable engine was semi-permanently installed in a building as a stationary steam engine, although the wheels were not necessarily removed. A more extreme use occurs where the engine is removed from the boiler and is re-used as a stationary engine. Often, the boiler is also re-used (without its wheels) to provide the steam. As of 2007, there are still examples of such dismantled portable engines working commercially in small rice mills in Burma." (wikipedia). Pen and grey ink, signed 'John Haveron' (upper left). Wove paper, watermark 'J Whatman'. Sheet size: 14 7/8 x 20 inches. Provenance: E.S.K. (perforated ownership stamp at lower left).

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

      London : Smith 1840 - Series: The collected works of Sir Humphrey Davy, Bart. Includes the author's new advertisement to the work. Physical desc.: xx, 376 p., [12] leaves of plates ; 21 cm. Subject: Chemistry - Textbooks. Chemistry - Nomenclature. Chemistry - History. Very good copy in the original full calf. Professionally and period-sympathetically re-cased with the title blocked direct in gilt; spines uniformly tooled; all very impressively finished. An uncommonly good example - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 2 Kg. 527 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage dans la Russie Meridionale et la Crimée par la Hongrie, La Valachie et la Moldavie, exécuté en 1837 .

      - Paris, Ernest Bourdin, 1840.8vo. Contemporary half morocco, spine gilt with red morocco title-label to spine. With 1 page of sheet music, 24 plates mounted on India paper and many wood-engravings in the text by Denis Raffet. VI, 621,(3) pp.* First edition. - Celebrated scientific expedition by count Anatoliy Nicolaevic Demidov (1812-1870) through southern Russia, Crimea, Hongary, Romania, and Turkey in the year 1837. With magnificent plates depicting topographical and military views, costumes and everyday scenes . - (Age-browned). - A fine copy.Catalogue Russica D297; Vicaire III, p.165. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Naturgeschichte der europäischen Schmetterlinge. Bearbeitet von Friedrich Treitschke. 2 Theile. (1. Tagfalter. 2. Schwärmer und Spinner). Pesth, C.A. Hartleben, 1840-41.

      - Small 8vo. 2 orig. blue boards. Uncut. Printed titlelabels on back. Slightly rubbed. First inner hinge loose. 2 printed and 2 engraved titles. 2 engraved portraits. (12),XIV,188,(8),XIV,222 pp. and 64 handcoloured engraved plates with tissue-guards. First printed title dampstained. Ocassional slightly brownspotted. (Naturgeschichtlicher Cabinet des Thierreiches von William Jardine. Vol. VIII-IX. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ramo Separado para la Venta de la Fragata Francesa nombrada el Malabar.

      [Espagne], 1793 (I.), 1830-1840. 1793 - 4 manuscript documents. 2 folios (4 pp. each). 2 4to : [4] pp. ; [28] ff. Interesting set of manuscript documents, related to the case of the "Malabar", French merchant ship which travelled from Marseille and Toulon to the Caribbean or India. The Spanish Navy captured the Malabar in 1792, before the official beginning of the French Revolutionary War, and sold both the ship and what he carried. The set counts the official inventory and the certificate of seizure made by the Spanish Navy, with the royal seals, and also two letters from insurance companies from London (Willock and Lancaster) to claim the money the French government perceived from the Spanish government because the ship was taken because the official start of the war making it illegal. Scarce items in fine condition.

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        Van Buren appoints Ramon Leon Sanchez as U.S. Consul for the port of Carthagena in the Republic of New Granada [Colombia]

      Partly Printed Document Signed ?M Van Buren? as President and ?John Forsyth? as Secretary of State, 1p, 17.5? x 12.5?. Washington, July 22, 1840. Completed in manuscript. Clear embossed presidential seal, serrated edge, affixed with red wax at lower left. Light rippling in left half not affecting signatures. Minor flaws. Very Good condition.In part, ?Know ye, That reposing special trust and confidence in the ability of Ramon Leon Sanchez I have nominated, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate do appoint him Consul of the United States of America for the port of Carthagena in the Republic of New Granada ... And I do hereby pray and request the President of the Republic of New Granada, His Governors and Officers to permit the said Ramon Leon Sanchez fully and peaceably to enjoy and exercise the said office, without giving, or suffering to be given unto him, any molestation or trouble, but on the contrary, to afford him all proper countenance & assistance,

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        Wanderungen durch Schwaben.

      Leipzig, Wiegand, um 1840.. 1 Bl., VIII, 257 SS. mit 30 Stst.- Taf. mit Ansichten, gr.- 8°, HLdr.- Bd. d. Zt. m. Rvg. ( l. ber., besch. u. fl. ).. Hoff - Budde, 2999 ff.- Das malerische u. romantische Deutschland, Bd. 2. (1. Ausgabe). - Mit Ansichten v. Badenweiler, Blaubeuren, Bronnen, Esslingen, Freiburg, Heidelberg, Heilbronn, Hirsau, Hohentwiel, Hohenzollern, Hohenurach, Lichtenstein, Marbach, Maulbronn, Nebelhöhle, Reissenstein, Schwalbennest (Neckarsteinach ), Schwarzwald (Höllental u. Triberg), Stgt.-Cannstadt, Tübingen, Wimpfen (weitere: Alte Schloß v. Baden Baden, Ermatingen/Schweiz, Lindau, Forbach, Guttenberg/Neckar, Haygerloch, Weinsberg ). Text und Tafeln leicht bis stärker stockfleckig.

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      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Barcelona. 1840. XVI+664Pag. 22x15. Pasta espanola. Adicionado con el Poema del Cid y otros varios romances por J. R. Bello Ejemplar. Ref 5.7 Biblioteca A.

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        La Tierra Santa y Los Lugares Recorridos Por Los Profetas, Por Los Apóstoles y Por Los Cruzados. Historia - Descripción - Costumbres Actuales. Va Adornada Con 48 Láminas Finísimas Sobre Acero y Un Mapa Grande De La Palestina y Jerusalen.

      Joaquín Verdaguer, Barcelona 1840 - Portada - frontis grabado - 81 pp. - 1 h. - 48 láminas, grabados calcográficos originales - y - un gran mapa plegado. Buena encuadernación de Brugalla a media piel con puntas. Lomera con nervios y florones, corte superior dorado. Size: 4ºmayor [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Payne's Royal Dresden Gallery Being a Selection of Subjects Engraved after Pictures by the Great Masters . . . Two volumes.

      Published for the Proprietors A(lbert) H(enry) Payne of Dresden and Leipzig and W. French of London., Leipzig, Germany. - 4to - 27.5 x 21.5 cm.; Volume I: 164 numbered pages of text with 64 steel engraved plates. Volume II: 187 numbered pages of text with 72 steel engraved plates. The title continues (after the list of the Great Masters) as: ". . . with Accompanying Notices Consisting of Tales, Biographies etc". No date of publication is given though it is in the mid to late 1840's with a one volume American edition (Appleton) produced in the early 1860's. Both volumes are half bound with a marbled paper on the boards and a dark green leather on the spines and fore corners. Six panels are present on the spines with gilt lettering in the second and third panels from the top and gilt decorations at the spine head and tail panels with a dentilled gilding on the bands. The gilding on the bands is dulled and rubbed in contrast to the rest of the spine gilding which is bright. All tissue protectors are present with the exception of the one for the "Dresden" plate facing page 4 of Volume One; it is missing. The tissue protectors for "The Madonna of St. Sixtus" plate facing page 126 of Volume One is missing a small piece of the front fore corner and the tissue protector for "The Hermit" plate facing page 100 of Volume Two has an internal tear at the top. In Volume One, an erratum should be noted that the plate "Dutch Boors" is listed as facing page 44 in the contents but actually is facing page 19. Foxing is present though restricted to the page margins with some (~10 to 15) plates showing some foxing on the blank sides though it does tend to be milder and less pronounced in these instances. The text block head edge of both volumes is gilt and retains much of the original sheen. The board edges are rubbed with loss of the marbled paper on the tail edges and the leather corners are bumped with wear and rubbing. The spine tips are similar though more so on the tail. The tail edge of the front board of Volume One is bumped in the middle. The binding is very supple with solid hinges and text block. Both volumes present well. A handsome and desirable set. Digital images of any aspect are available upon request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyages of the Dutch Brig of War Dourga, Through the Southern and Little-Known Parts of the Moluccan Archipelago, and Along the Previously Unknown Southern Coast of New Guinea, Performed During the Years 1825 & 1826

      James Madden & Co., London - 1840, 1st English Edition. () Very good. [xxiv] 365pp. Tall octavo. Re-bound 3 / 4 calf with marbled paper; gilt rules to spine, stamped spine title in same. Hinges restored at paste-downs. All edges speckled, somewhat rubbed all over. Former owner's name in pencil to first blank. 2 engraved maps in text, minor offsetting to title page from map. A lovely copy; beautifully bound and restored. An important source regarding the exploration of the South Pacific Islands. After the establishment of a British outpost on Melville Island and its subsequen massacre by the natives, the Dutch man of war the "Dourga" was dispatched to re-assert government authority on the island. Scarce complete with maps of the Arafura Sea and of the Indian Archipelago. (Maggs 198) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed to Francis Baily

      1840. <p>Herschel, John Frederick William (1792-1871). Autograph letter signed to Francis Baily (1774-1844). Feb. 5, 1840. 1 page plus integral address leaf. 231 x 187 mm. Small lacuna in address leaf where seal was broken (not affecting text), a few pin-holes, 19th-cent. printed biographical notice of Herschel tipped to top margin.</p><p>Herschel&#39;s letter to his fellow astronomer Francis Baily refuses an invitation and alludes to his own astronomical work:</p><p>My hands are so full that I find it impracticable to come up either tomorrow or Friday so that I must with many thanks & reluctantly deny myself the pleasure of being your guest.</p><p>I have no means of pointing my telescope on the comet&#39;s place-and I have no telescope to point.</p><p>Believe me, my dear sir, yours very truly, J. F. W. Herschel.</p><p>The comet mentioned in Herschel&#39;s letter might have been Comet C/1840 B1, discovered by Johann Gottfried Galle (1812-1910) in January 1840.</p><p>Herschel was one of the most important men of science of the Victorian era, making significant contributions to astronomy, mathematics, chemistry and photography. He was the author of Results of Astronomical Observations made at the Cape of Good Hope (1847), a survey of the stars of the Southern Hemisphere, in which he proposed the names still used today for the seven then-known satellites of Saturn. A few years later, he gave the four then-known satellites of Uranus their present names. He is also famous for having coined the term "photography" and for applying the terms "positive" and "negative" to photography. Francis Baily, whom Herschel had known since his student days at Cambridge, is best known for his description of "Baily&#39;s Beads," an optical phenomenon seen during solar eclipses. Baily was a founder of the Royal Astronomical Society. Dictionary of Scientific Biography. </p>

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        Voyages of the Dutch Brig of War Dourga, Through the Southern and Little-Known Parts of the Moluccan Archipelago, and along the previously unknown southern coast of New Guinea, Performed during the years 1825 & 1826

      James Madden and Co, London 1840 - Octavo, two maps; moderate offsetting affects the title-page, otherwise a very nice copy in nineteenth century polished full black calf (joints expertly repaired retaining original backstrip). Tribal cultures of the Moluccas. A last gasp of Dutch interest in the seas off the northern coast of Australia, translated and published by George Windsor Earl, (?1813-1865) an important figure in the repeated attempts to settle the north coasts of Australia. Kolff's book includes two good maps of coastal Australia and the islands to the north. 'In 1824 small British settlements were formed at Melville Island and at Raffles Bay, with the object of opening up trade with the Arru (Aroe) Islands. The vessels which went out with this object in view were seized by the natives and their crews massacred. The Dutch government then decided to investigate the locality, resulting in this voyage. Kolff wrote of explorations made in the Molucca and Java Seas to Timor, the Serawatti Islands, Lakor Island, the Arru Islands, the Tanimbar Islands, and New Guinea. The first edition, in Dutch, was published in 1828' (Hill). Although written with the expected reservations of a Dutch naval officer, Kolff's account nonetheless describes indigenous island cultures of the Moluccas in some detail, recording life-world's now long since past. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Newgate Calender Improved; Being Memoirs of Notorious Characters, Who have been convicted of offences against the Laws of England, during the Seventeenth Century; and continued to the present time, Chronologically Arranged. .

      London: Printed for Thomas Kelly 17, Paternoster-Row by W. Clowes, nd (c. 1840) - (NEWGATE PRISON) 5 vols., 8vo. Illustrated. Bound in later Ninetenth century three quarter green calf, red leather title labels, marbled boards. A nice set. Bookplates of Charles B. Driscoll and his collection at Wichita City Library [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Ladies' Flower Garden of Ornamental Annuals.

      London; William Smith 1st edition 1840 - Small 4to, 48 hand-coloured tissue-guarded plates heightened as necessary with gum-arabic, xvi, 272pp, contemporary half black morocco over grained blue cloth, lettered direct with pretty floral device up spine, the sides and corners gilt ruled, top edge gilt, titled direct, neatly rebacked and the old rather crazed spine laid down, marbled end-papers. Text and a few of the plates with occasional light foxing, but never heavy and rather less than the average copy. A very good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ischoha-Kakoschochata, Vig. XXV (Dance of the Mandan Indians)

      London, published by Ackerman & Co. 1840 - Karl Bodmer illustrated plate from "Travels in the Interior of North America Paris", 1832-1843 Hand-colored aquatint engraving Paper size 12 1/2" x 18&#148;. Framed Karl Bodmer was a little-known Swiss painter when he was chosen by Prince Maximilian of Prussia to accompany his voyage to America, in order to document in pictorial terms the expedition. With the rest of Maximilian&#146;s company, the two traveled among the Plains Indians from 1832 to 1834, a time when the Plains and the Rockies were still virtually unknown. They arrived in the West before acculturation had begun to change the lives of the Indians, and Bodmer, who was a protegé of the great naturalist von Humbolt, brought a trained ethnologist&#146;s eye to the task. The Bodmer/Maximilian collaboration produced a record of their expedition that is incontestably the finest early graphic study of the Plains tribes. Maximilian and Bodmer journeyed from St. Louis up the Missouri River on the American Fur Company steamboat &#147;Yellowstone,&#148; stopping at a series of forts built by the Fur Company and meeting their first Indians at Bellevue. The travelers continued on another steamboat, &#147;Assiniboin,&#148; to Fort Union, where they met the Crees and Assiniboins. The expedition spent its first winter at Fort Clark, where the Mandans in particular excited Bodmer&#146;s attention, although he was also to draw the Minatarri and Crow peoples. The explorers continued by keelboat to Fort Mackenzie, which proved to be the westernmost point of their journey. After living among and studying the Blackfeet for several weeks, Maximilian decided that it was too dangerous to continue, so the travelers returned southward, reaching St. Louis in May 1834. After the conclusion of the journey, Bodmer spent four years in Paris supervising the production of the aquatints made from his drawings. These prints rank with the finest Western art in any medium, and they are the most complete record of the Plains Indians before the epidemics of the mid-19th century had decimated their numbers, and before the white man&#146;s expansion had taken their lands. In contrast to other artist-explorers of the 19th century, such as George Catlin, Bodmer was well-trained in the classic European tradition. The work that he did in America is considered to be the high point of a distinguished career. Perhaps more significant, the plates made from Bodmer's sketches were the first truly accurate images of the Plains Indians to reach the general public. Because the 1837 smallpox epidemic killed more than half the Blackfeet and almost all the Mandans, Bodmer&#146;s visually striking work, together with prince Maximilian&#146;s detailed studies of these tribes, form the primary accounts of what became virtually lost cultures. This hand-colored lithograph, &#147;Ischoha-Kakoschochata&#148; (Dance of the Mandan Indians) is in excellent condition and vividly shows this group of Native Americans performing a dance. The Mandan Indians are a tribe historically located along the banks of the Missouri River, where they were first encountered by Europeans in 1738. In the winter of 1804-1805 they met adventurers Lewis and Clark and had friendly relations with Europeans in the area. The vivid white of their headdresses are highlighted against the rich blue and black feathers. The men are shown in an intimate dance with other members of the tribe looking on.

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        A Metrical Version of The Archarnians The Knights and The Birds in the Last of Which a Vein of Peculiar Humour and Character is for the First Time Detected and Developed

      William Pickering, London 1840 - 4to - over 9¾. Book. 70 + 89 + 103 pp. + errata page. First Edition of Frere's sparkling translations of three of Aristophanes' eleven surviving plays. The book was printed on the government printing press in Malta where Frere had retired for the sake of his wife's health, and published in London the following year. 4to, in 3 parts. Printed on laid paper with a blueish tinge; pts. 2 and 3 have colophons reading "Malta: Printed at the Government Press 1839". Binding tight. Light scattered foxing, with most pages clean. Upper margin of final pages have dampstain not quite touching page number. Leather has fair amount of wear and rubbing, but remains viable. Overall, somewhere between good and very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Felix Bonnaire 1840 - Edition originale. Oeuvres de George Sand, XXIV, Gabriel. In-8° relié demi-veau blond, dos à quatre nerfs orné, tranches marbrées. Reliure un peu passée, dos frotté avec manque en tête et queue, mors frottés avec manques notamment au premier plat. Coins frottés, pliés, avec manques. Intérieur très peu jauni avec nombreuses rousseurs et piqûres. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Nauvoo, Il.: Printed by Robinson and Smith, Stereotyped by Shepard and Stearns...Cincinnati, Ohio, 1840.. [5],8-571,[2]pp. plus two preliminary blanks. 12mo. Contemporary sheep, neatly rebacked, original gilt spine laid down, green leather label. Small section at bottom of spine repaired. Corners lightly worn. Titlepage repaired in gutter. Internally clean, very good. Scarce third edition, first state, of THE BOOK OF MORMON, published by Ebenezer Robinson and Don Carlos Smith, younger brother of Joseph Smith. This work was actually printed in Cincinnati, despite the Nauvoo imprint. "By December 1839 the Book of Mormon was again out of print, and on the 29th the Nauvoo high council voted to publish a new edition under the supervision of the First Presidency as soon as funds could be raised" - Crawley. Robinson and Smith received permission from Joseph Smith to print 4,000 copies of the book, providing all the necessary funds themselves. The book was stereotyped and printed in Cincinnati, and is known to exist in three states, all printed from the same plates. The present copy is the first state, as described by Crawley, who notes that the second and third states may be later impressions struck off in Nauvoo. This edition contains a significant number of revisions and corrections from the 1837 Kirtland second edition. Joseph Smith moved the Church to Kirtland, Ohio in 1831, after founding the movement in Palmyra, New York the previous year. The Church was headquartered in Kirtland until 1838, when Smith relocated to Missouri, and shortly thereafter to the small town of Commerce, Illinois, which Smith re-christened "Nauvoo." It was there that Joseph Smith met his untimely end, in 1844, when he and his brother were killed by an angry mob of citizens from neighboring towns. The church remained centered in Nauvoo until 1846, when, amidst a growing sea of hostility, they fled west under the guidance of Brigham Young. FLAKE 597. CRAWLEY 83. HOWES S623, "aa." SABIN 83040.

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        Histoire des Républiques italiennes du Moyen-Âge.

      Furne Et Cie Et Treuttel Et Wurtz, Paris 1840 - 10 volumes demi veau brun glacé. Titre doré sur dos lisse orné de guirlandes dorées en place des nerfs. Filets dorés en tête et queue.Ouvrage orné de gravures hors-texte.Tome I. 423 pages.Notice sur la vie et les ouvrages de M. de Sismondi ( XXXI pages ). Introduction. Histoire des Républiques italiennes. Chapître I, Mélange des Italiens avec les peuples du Nord depuis le Règne d'Odoacre jusqu'à celui d'Othon le Grand. à . Chapître X, Oppression de l'Italie. Ligue Lombarde. Alexandrie.Table chronologique.Tome II. 541 pages.Chapître I, Nature de la Ligue Lombarde. à chapître chapître XII, Ambition démesurée de Charles d'Anjou. Table chronologique.Tome III. 512 pages.Capître I, Guerre de Sicile, République de Pise, Mort cruelle du comte Ugolino. Nouveaux troubles à Florence.à chapître XII, Bologne asservie à Taddéo de Pépoli. Les Génois se donnent un Doge. Petrarque couronné au Capitol. Table chronologique.Tome IV. 504 pages.Chapître I, Les Florentins achètent Lucques tandis que les Pisans s'emparent de cette ville par les armes. Tyrannie du Duc d'Athènes à Florence. à . chapître chapître CVI, Grand schisme d'Occident. Conjuration des Ciompi à Florence. La reine Jeanne détrônée par Charles de Duraz. Table chronologique.Tome V. 498 pages. Chapître I, Affaires de l'Orient. Guerre des Génois en Chypre. Quatrième guerre de Venise et de Gènes. Prise et reprise de Chiozza. Paix de Turin. à . chapître XVI, Etat de l'Italie à l'époque du voyage et dub couronnement de l'empereur Sigismond à Rome. Eugène IV en guerre avec les Colonne, les Hussites, le Concile de Bâle et ses sujets. Révolutions de Florence. exil et rappel de Cosme de Médicis. Table chronologique.Table VI. 509 pages.Chapître I, Nouvelle guerre entre le duc de Milan et les Florentins. Révolutions du royaume de Naples. Mort de Jeanne II. Alphonse V. . à . chapître XV, Les émigrés florentins se réunissent sous la protection de Venise et attaquent sans succès les Médicis. Mort de Pierre de Médicis. Paul II. Table chronologique.Tome VII. 507 pages.Chapître I. Suite de la guerre des Turc, leurs ravages dans la Carniole et le Friuli, ceux des Vénitiens dans la Grèce et l'Asie-Mineure. Révolutions de Chypre. à . chapître XIV, Révolutions occasionées en Toscane par le passage de Charles VIII. République des Florentins contre Pise, les Siennois, les Lucquois et les Génois. Table chronologique.Tome VIII. 520 pages.Chapître I, Charles VIII abandonne le royaume de Naples, traverse Rome et la Toscane. à . chapître XI, Les Vénitiens reprennent et défendent Padoue. Prince d'Anhalt dans l'état de Venise et ses cruautés. Table chronologique.Tome IX. 519 pages.Chapître I, Jules II fait attaquer les Français à Gênes, à Ferrare et dans le Milanais. Siège de Mirandole, son armée est dissipée à Casalecchio. à Chapître XII, Le Connétable de Bourbon conduit l'armée impériale vers la Toscane. Clément VII traite avec le Vice-Roi. Prise et sac de Rome. Florence se remet en liberté. Table chronologique.Tome X et dernier. 431 pages.Chapître I, Lautrec conduit une armée française devant Naple. André Doria passe au parti impérial et change le gouvernement de Gênes. à Chapître IX, Quelles sont les causes qui ont changé le caractère des Italiens depuis l'asservissement de leurs Républiques. Table chronologique. Italie

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        THE INGOLDSBY LEGENDS or, Mirth and Marvels

      London; 1840-42 & 47: Richard Bentley and Son FIRST EDITION; the First, Second and Third Series, in three volumes, each with half-title and engraved title pages, humorously illustrated by George Cruikshank and John Leach and with a 2 portraits of the author, with the excessively rare blank page at 236 of the first series and the slip of explanation. All beautifully bound by Riviere in full green crushed morocco, board edges ruled and stamped with a repeated tiny flower pattern within gilt rules; raised bands with title and compartments gilt; lavish inner gilt dentelles, burgundy coated endpapers; top edges gilt, all others uncut. with original covers bound in at the rear; spines have uniformly changed to a lovely brown. A very handsome and fine set of this collection of myths, legends, ghost stories and poetry supposedly by Thomas Ingoldsby of Tappington manor, actually a pen-name of Richard Harris Barham.The best known poem is the Jackdaw of Rheims about a Jackdaw who steals a cardinal&#39;s ring and is then made a saint.. First Edition. 8vo.

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        The Ingoldsby Legends or Mirth and Marvels. 3 Vols

      Richard Bentley, London 1840 - 3 volumes. Full tree calf binding with gilt decoration. Marbled page edges and endpapers. Bookplate to pastedown. A very handsome set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A New Matrimonial Ladder. With Twenty Illustrations Look before you leap

      London: Read & Co. (Also Ackermann & Co., H. Mandeville (Paris) and R. Moseley (New York). First Edition. Half Morocco. Near Fine. No date, circa 1840. 4to. 29 by 22 cm. Unpaginated. With 20 hand-colored plates, including hand-colored frontis and concluding plate. Uncommon, with only six copies located on OCLC FirstServe. This is a take-off of a prior version of "Matrimonial Ladder" published a decade or so earlier. This one has new verses, which are a bit longer, and also new illustrations, with up-to-the-date dress, and the format is somewhat larger. The ladder followed is the same, more or less, but with the rungs not always designated identically, and a touch more of moralizing added to the cynical satire. Minor wear to boards. Clean within.

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        The Rhine, Italy, and Greece .

      Fisher London n.d. circa 1840 - 2 volumes in 1, 4to., 2 engraved vignettes, 71 engraved plates, contemporary calf gilt, covers with wide gilt borders, red morocco lettering piece, spine lightly rubbed, all edges gilt, plates clean, a very good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Piedmont and Italy from the Alps to the Tiber.

      Virtue London n.d. circa 1840 - 2 volumes in 1, 4to., 2 engraved titles with pictorial vignettes, 131 engraved plates, 6 maps, printed title to volume II only, original green cloth gilt decorated in gilt and black, all edges gilt, light waterstain to covers, inner hinges strengthened, a little light marginal waterstain to some plates but generally clean and fresh, a very good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vue Intérieure de Paris, Represéntant le Port St. Paul prise du Quai Ormes vis-à-vis l'ancien Bureau des Coches d'Eau.

      1840 - Paris, Bauce, c.1840. Coloured. 410 x 650mm. Some restoration A fine view of Paris, with many figures.

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        Gebirgs-Album - Album du Tyrol ou collection la plus nouvelle de vues pittoresques du Tyrol et du Voralberg

      Joseph Lindauer'sche Buchhandlung,, Muenchen, 1840 - Album di cm. 27 x 21, pp. 45 (3) di testo esplicativo + 31 tavole in litografia fuori testo. Legatura in cart. originale a stampa. Esemplare genuino e marginoso, con un alone chiaro (e facilmente lavabile) a parte delle tavole. Opera rara, soprattutto quando completa nella parte iconografica che illustra paesi e città del vecchio Tirolo. Vedute di: Landeck, Merano, Riva, Castello di Tenno, Trento, Bresanone, ecc. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A rectangular volume of 55 leaves of manuscript music of songs, with lyrics in French, on recto and verso, in the same hand throughout, measuring 220 x 140 mms., with a blank leaf before the first leaf of music, and another blank leaf at the end, with two leaves (one folded) of verse in English (one dated 1840) of in rectangular format, with neatly drawn and coloured ownership label on front paste-down endpaper, and another coloured drawing on rear end-paper, attractively bound in green morocco, with lyre in gilt on both covers and gilt roll borders, all edges gilt.

      France C 1840 - One of the earliest compositions is attributed to "Mme. Gail," and there are other attributions including "Mm S. Gail" on other leaves. Sophia Gail (nee Garre, 1775 &#150; 1819) published her first composition at the age of 19, and she composed a number of other works. The songs in the volume appear to have been transcribed by its 19th century owner, whose name appears on the ownership label, "Lucy [?Rosslyne Campibile]"

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        EPHEMERIDES MOTUUM CAELESTIUM PRO ANNO 1841 [1842, 1843]. Supputatae ad Meridianum Bononoiae.

      Ex Officina Vulpiana. 1840-1843, Bologna - This famous series for the meridian of Bologna, calculated positions of astronomical bodies for every day of the year at noon. The series was published for the years 1817-1844, inclusive, under the auspices of the Reale Accademia delle Scienze dell'Instituto di Bologna. Folio. 3 vols in 1. (4),80,(4);(4),80,(2);(4),80,(2)pp. Each vol. with the same copper engraved allegorical frontispiece and engraved title page vignette. Vols. for 1840 & 1841 have a folding polar projection map of the norther4n hemisphere, showing the predicted paths of eclipses for the coming year. Orig. calf (some chipping at spine extremities) over marbled boards, black calf spine label. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      [Germany. ca. ]. 1840 - [32] watercolors with individual text, each on paper panels measuring 5 1/4 x 4 inches, totaling about 132 inches all told. Modern brown linen case with decorative ribbon ties. Panel of watercolors attached to front board only at beginning of sequence. Each panel mounted on linen,with creases at each fold in an accordion-style binding. Each panel consists of a single watercolor of a cake or tort, with handwritten text below the image. Images fresh and lively, colors still strong. Inoffensive soiling (perhaps from closely observant baking practitioners?). In very good condition, housed in a linen clam- shell box with paper label on front board. A marvellous and enticing collection of thirty-two watercolors of cakes and tortes, presented together in a folding framework which, when extended, measures over eleven feet long. The individual desserts are presented in a naive, yet solid, style with each image accompanied by identifying and explanatory text. Certain words specific to Germany in the 1840s strongly suggest that these illustrations were utilized as something akin to a baker's catalogue, to be shown to customers who could then order specific items for particular occasions. Alternatively, the images may have been used a illustrations in a shop or window display to advertise the baker's skills. In addition to the expected chocolate cakes and apple and linzer tortes, are more curiously-named creations including a Brassilianer. A wonderful watercolor series advertising the baker's craft in mid-19th-century Germany.

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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.

      impensis D. A. Talboys 1840-41, Oxonii - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tegnet efter Naturen af Losting.

      Bergen., Forlagt af G. C. C. W. Prahl. . U. å. (ca. 1840). Folio. Billedflate : 41 cm X 27,5 cm Origilat litografi.. Reparert i nedre kant. Noe gulnet

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      Chapman & Hall.London.,1840/41 - FIRST EDITION.Three volumes bound into one.Large 8vo.(10.5 x 7.2 inches).Many pages spotted,mostly to margins and not heavily.A few pages with light stains to the page edges.Overall a very good copy in recent half tan morocco,raised bands,gilt.Brown cloth on boards.Top edge [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Twelve Chinese Paintings of Women's Costumes.

      (No printed information as to where or when this item was produced). 12 colored paintings on thin paper, mounted in pasteboard album. Most likely produced in China in the 1840-70 period. - Size of worn pasteboard album: 9 ¼&#148; x 11 5/8&#148;; size of white mounting paper pages: 9 ¼&#148; x 11 ½&#148;; size of mounted thin (rice?) paper paintings: 7 ¼&#148; x 10 1/8&#148;; general standing image size: (base:)1&#148; x 6&#148;(height of figure). Features 12, full color tempura or watercolor paintings of standing oriental women in various costumes & postures, with various types or adornment & objects, painted on a thin paper & framed to a larger sheet with ½&#148; strips of a thin, light blue paper. Sewn into a pasteboard album with a red & blue, oriental star-form paste-paper covering. [Contents]: [1] Standing (female) figure in violet jacket & green skirt with orange belt straps, figure is holding a flowered fan (paper shows some cracking); [2] Standing figure in green coat & rose robe with black collar, figure is holding orange belt straps; [3] Standing figure in green coat over a violet robe with black facings, orange belting, figure is holding a writing implement(a few small holes in paper); [4] Standing figure in dark blue robe with green facing over a rose robe, figure is holding an orange/red object (cloth-covered fan?); [5] Standing figure in dark blue jacket with green facings & belt ribbons, & rose skirt, figure is holding various objects (a white bow & also a knotted green ribbon(?)(chip, brown spotting to paper); [6] Standing figure in green & violet robe with black facings, orange belt straps, figure is holding a small cup & handkerchief(?) (paper shows some small splits); [7] Standing figure in rose coat with green facings & belt ribbons over a white robe, figure is holding a lettered fan & belt ribbon (some chips to paper corner); [8] Standing figure in dark blue jacket with green facings & violet belt ribbons over a pink robe with black facing, figure is holding a flowered fan (small holes in paper); [9] Standing figure in rose coat with black facings & green belt ribbons over a white robe, figure is holding a brown object (small fan or pomander?)(a few small holes, tan spots to paper); [10] Standing figure in a violet jacket with black, embroidered facings & green skirt with orange belt straps over a white robe, figure is holding a small orange object (fruit?)(tan spots, small crack to paper near lower right edge of white robe); [11] Standing figure in violet jacket with embroidered black facings, orange belt straps & orange cloth form projecting from back of a green skirt over white robe, figure wearing jewelry & with arms held apart & raised in a dance pose (?)(split to paper, tan spot); [12] Standing figure in violet robe with black facings & a green jacket with black facings & white neck ribbons, raised shoes, hair ornaments, orange cuffs, figure is holding a circular, flowered fan & neck ribbons(this figure is shown in the scan)(small holes, tan spots to paper). Each of these hand painted figures in bright colors, with considerable detail (not entirely described in the above "Contents", such as use of fine lines of gold ink for embroidered details on #11.), is fairly well-preserved & clean; the thin sheets that have been painted vary, with some cracking to edges, not affecting the painted images (except for #10). Individual mounting pages show some waviness, cracking to edges, some scattered brown spotting; blue mounting strips have come loose in some places, with cracks, but are present. Covers are in damaged condition: pasteboard covers show considerable wear & splitting, with much of the outer colored paste-paper covering flaked away, remains of black silk ties present on fore-edges of front cover. Inner front cover paste down bears this penciled notation: Bontelle 12 plates. Example of the type of hand-painted albums made for export, or for sale to Western travellers in the 19th century. Many have now been broken up for framing; this is an authentic & completely unrestored or re-worked piece. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE INGOLDSBY LEGENDS or Mirth and Marvels by Thomas Ingoldsby Esquire

      Bentley -1847 1840 - Three volumes, all first editions. Volume I in the first issue with page 236 blank. Volume II in the second issue with errata on the reverse of contents page. Original brown cloth with titles stamped in gilt and decoration in blind. Author's presentation copy, inscribed on the front endpaper, "To Mr Serjeant Talfourd from The admirer of his Genius and Sincere Friend Thos. Ingoldsby" A generally very good set, with neat repairs to the joints of volumes one and two, volume three in excellent condition. A small chip to the engraved title page of volume one and occasional foxing to plates and margins, but generally clean. Housed in individual, full morocco cases. Nineteen steel engraved plates by John Leech and George Cruikshank as called for. The author's most famous work, and Victorian best seller, being a collection of humorous or grotesque tales and verse based on the author's extensive research as an antiquarian. It is referred to as light reading material for both Allan Quartermain in King Solomon's Mines and Nick Jenkins in A Dance to the Music of Time. It is now most famous for the single story, The Jackdaw of Reims. Thomas Noon Talfourd, one of the last people to be appointed "Serjeant-at-Law", was also a notable poet, biographer and dramatic author. He was a friend of Dickens, (he was the dedicatee of The Pickwick Papers), and a prominent member of parliament. Sadlier 156c PROVENANCE: Thomas Noon Taulford (1795-1854, Presentation from the author); H. Bradley Martin (His sale, "Highly Important English Literature, 30 April 1990") [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        PERICIA GEOGRAFICA DE MIGUEL DE CERVANTES demostrada con la historia de D. Quijote de la Mancha.

      - Imprenta de Yenes.Madrid, 1840. Encuadernación en lena piel actual. 118 páginas. 12x18 cms. Dedicatoria autografa del autor a su amigo Bernardo Gomez de Segura. ATENCIÓN: El contra reembolso incrementa los gastos en 5 euros

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