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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.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Altea Antique Maps]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Kenneth Karmiole, Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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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” x 11 5/8”; size of white mounting paper pages: 9 ¼” x 11 ½”; size of mounted thin (rice?) paper paintings: 7 ¼” x 10 1/8”; general standing image size: (base:)1” x 6”(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” 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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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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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      N. p., 13. IV. 1840. - Small oblong 4to. 1 p. "Im Lebenstheater ist die Freude das große | Ballett, die Liebe die dramatische Idylle, | leider nur in Einem Act; die Ehe wird für | die harmoniereiche Oper gehalten, geht | aber sehr oft in ein ordinäres Spectakel- | Stück über; das Wircken des Menschen | soll sich zum Effect-Drama gestalten, | doch meistens wird nur eine lokale Pos- | se daraus; das große weltbekannte Traum- | spiel ist der Tod". - Fine, only minimally browned leaf with tiny tear in bottom left margin. - Includes: I: Collector's folder with ms. notes about the writer and stamp of the Werner Eberhard Müller collection, Leipzig. II: Photograph of the artist in the role costume of Blasius Rohr in "Glück, Mißbrauch und Rückkehr oder Das Geheimniß des grauen Hauses" (96:64 mm; photographed by Hermann Klee and published by Neumann, Vienna).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Curtis's Botanical Magazine (Volume LXVI)

      London 1840 - For extra pictures of the more valuable books, please press the 'Ask Bookseller A Question' button. Please make sure you view the gallery of extra photos of selected plates before ordering. These extra images are available on request. These books MUST be insured so please make sure you contact us before ordering through abe as standard abe postage rates do NOT apply. With 83 Stunning exquisite HAND COLOURED plates. The brightness, quality and vibrancy of the colours of the plates have to be seen to be believed. Contains 21 orchid plates. Index included. Rebound in tan cloth with black and gold leather labels. Cut without any significant loss to text and plates - 5.5" - 9". Donated to library and stored at the correct humidity and temperature and then released for sale in 1998. The volumes appear not to have been used which may explain their immaculate and stunning condition. The magazine was founded in 1787 by William Curtis and has continued publication to the present day. 'The reputation of the magazine has always resided in the accuracy of its portrayal of plants.' Curtis' principal artists were William Kilburn + James Sowerby and Sydenham T. Edwards. These skilled artists worked with him for 28 years and it was they who were responsible for most of the plates that appeared in the magazine. From October 1834 Walter Fitch became the main artist - a post that he would hold for 40 years. 'In the confident hands of a botanical artist like W.H. Fitch lithographs have an immediacy and spontaneity encountered usually only in original works of art.' Some very slight offsetting to some of the text and plates. Includes Plate 3723 which is very rare as it is one of the only plates in the magazine depicting a scene. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Historia militar de Gerona que comprende particularmente los dos Sitios de 1808 y 1809

      Gerona, Impr. A. Figaró 1840 - Madrid, Impr. A. Figaró impresor de S. M., 1840. -- 4.º, 2 h. + 364 p., 2 láminas pleg. (cargo y procedencia de caudales) pasta de época, tejuelo y adornos dorados en lomera, cortes amarillos. Pequeños golpes en puntas superiores, infima presencia de óxido, buen ejemplar. Su autor fué Teniente Coronel del Real Cuerpo de ingenieros. (Palau 170163) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte des eidgenössischen Freistaates Bern von seinem Ursprunge bis zu seinem Untergange im Jahre 1798. Aus den Urquellen, vorzüglich aus den Staatsarchiven, vorgestellt von Anton von Tillier. [Und:] Sachregister zu Anton von Tillier?s Geschichte des eidgenössischen Freistaates Bern. Von Dr. Grauff. (5 Bde. u. Registerband; zus. 6 Bde.).

      Bern, Chr. Fischer, 1838 - 1840 - 8°, XV, zus. ca. 2200 S., Priv.-HLdr., Bibliotheksbde.: handschriftl. Rückentitel, Schild a. Innendeckel, Stempel u. Schildchen a. Titelblättern; Stege vereinzelt etw. fleckig; allg. gutes Ex. Jeweils EA. 3600 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fernsicht, im Vordergrund Manöver, "Grosses Manöver mit Cavallerie und Artlillerie der Königl. Bairischen Truppen der III und IV Division im Lager zu Nürnberg 9ter Tag, den 9 Septb. 1840".

      . aquarellierte Lithographie ( m. breiter Bordüre ) v. G. Kraus, dat. 1840, 21 x 34,5. Pressler, 465. - Seltenes Blatt von Gustav Kraus. - Das Manöver fand im Südwesten von Nürnberg statt. Links die Leitung des Manövers mit dem Kommandanten Graf zu Pappenheim und Prinz Carl von Bayern.- Am rechten Rand ein kleiner restaurierter Einriß.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Pêcheurs Napolitains sur le Golfe de Naples

      Veuve Turgis, Paris 1840 - Ferdinand Perrot (1808-1841) (artist and lithographer); Translation: Neapolitan Fishermen on the Gulf of Naples. Veuve Turgis, Paris: c. 1840; Hand-colored lithograph. View of the Bay of Naples with an assortment of boats traversing the choppy waters. In the foreground, five Neapolitan fishers go about their tasks in a boat filled with nets and baskets, apparently unperturbed as Mount Vesuvius spouts lava and a plume of ash in the background. Lit by early morning or late afternoon light, the composition is suffused with a delicate, luminous glow from the blue-green sea to the golden haze of the sky. This print was based on an 1839 painting by Ferdinand Perrot; he produced it as a lithograph in 1840. It is just one of many works Perrot made of maritime scenes in Naples. In 1838, a series of lithographs by Perrot was published under the title of Voyage sur les Côtes d'Italie de Nice à Naples [Voyage Along the Italian Coast, from Nice to Naples]. Indeed, in general Mt. Vesuvius on the Bay of Naples was a popular subject for paintings and prints from the days of the Grand Tour in the late 18th century. Such works were sometimes sold as souvenirs to tourists visiting Italy Ferdinand Perrot was French painter and lithographer, known for his landscapes and as one of the great French maritime painters of the 19th century. His talent was recognized early, and he completed his first commission, an Assumption of the Virgin, for a local church at the age of 15. He then moved to Paris to study with the maritime painter Jean Antoine Théodore Gudin, and exhibited regularly at the Salon from 1831 until 1844, which was three years after his death. Many of his paintings portray Brittany, the Loire region of France and Mediterranean coastline between the French Riviera and Naples. His works demonstrate a variety of moods and subjects, from peaceful harbors to storms at sea, also numerous depictions of naval battles and historical events such as the explorer Jacques Cartier discovering Canada. He was invited to St. Petersburg by the Russian royal family in 1840 and awarded a large commission of a series of topographical views of Russia and the coast of Finland and ten collections of prints. He also was made a member of the Academy of St. Petersburg. However, he died suddenly in 1841 at the age of 33, having completed only two of the commissioned series. Three views of St. Petersburg painted by Perrot are in the collection of the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow. Veuve Turgis, literally "Widow Turgis," was a print publisher in Paris run by Madame Turgis, widow of Louis Turgis. The firm was active from at least 1826 to 1864. Full publication information: Peint d'apres nature et lith. part Ferdinand Perrot. Paris V've. Turgis éditeur, 10 rue Serpente. Condition: Generally very good with the usual light toning, handling, and wear. Few old restorations of short tears verso. Overall with bright colors and attractive.

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        Les îles et les bords de la Méditerranée, comprenant la Sicile et la Côte de Barbarie.

      1840 - Londres & Paris, Fisher, sd [1840]. In-4, 148 p., 64 pl., 1 carte, reliure d'époque demi-chagrin rouge, dos orné, tranches dorées. Première édition française de The Shores & Islands of the Mediterranean, publié simultanément en anglais. 64 vues hors-texte gravées sur acier. Jolie reliure. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable.

      [Bookseller: Chez les libraires associés]
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      François Delarue, Paris 1840 - 546 x 413 mm (21 1/2 x 16 1/4"). Attractively matted. A LOVELY HAND-COLORED LITHOGRAPH OF PINK AND YELLOW ROSES BY GROBON FRÈRES AFTER REDOUTÉ, the image with arched top, done on a thick piece of creamy-white stock, the flowers against a light gray background. A number of tiny, faint freckles of foxing to background, otherwise clean and bright, with strong, pleasing colors. This very charming work is based on the famous rose illustrations by Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759-1840), the Belgian painter and botanist known as the "Raphael of flowers." His talent was such that he weathered the turbulent political times and served as court painter both to Marie Antoinette and to Napoleon's empress, Josephine, for whom he immortalized the blossoms in her famous garden at Malmaison. The lithographers, François Frédéric Grobon (1815-1901/1902) and Anthelme Eugène Grobon (1820-78), were brothers trained in Lyon who produced several collections of botanical prints as well as a book of instruction, "Méthode Grobon frères, études progressives de Fleurs et de Fruits, depuis les premiers éléments jusqu' à la compostion des groupes" (1850), for aspiring artists. The delicate delineation and careful coloring give the roses here an extremely realistic, almost three-dimensional, quality--one is sure the drop of dew on the leaf will fall on one's hand. This print may have been part of the Redouté "Collection de Beaux Bouquets Lithographies" published by Delarue ca. 1845 and listed in "Great Flower Books" on page 131. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Walk, Hampstead" or "The Spaniards - Hampstead Heath" (Oil on Canvas)

      1840 - Oil on Canvas. According to Tony Hobbs, possibly Scarlett Davis's last work. Condition Report: The painting is in Very good condition. The frame is in good condition. The painting is signed and dated in the lower left hand corner. If you want to receive a HIGH-RESOLUTION PHOTO, do not hesitate to ask. For more information about John Scarlett Davis, see: "John Scarlett Davis: a biography" by Tony Hobbs (ISBN 1-904396-15-1). A copy of the book will be given to the buyer of this magnific painting. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Louis Caron]
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        Le Rhin pittoresque ou choix des plus belles vues depuis Mayence jusque a Cologne.

      Frankf., Jügel, o. J., um 1840.. Tit., 32 Aquatintataf. m. Ansichten, qu.- 8°, Or. - Hlwd. ( blau gelackt m. Blindprägung u. Deckelverg. - Neue Vorsätze und Rücken ). Hübsches Rheinalbum mit Ansichten v. Andernach, Bonn, Boppard, Braubach, Koblenz, Köln, Mainz u. a. Rheinorten, gestochen v. Bodmer, Hegi, Martens meist nach Dielmann.

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        Histoire Naturelle des Animaux Articulés. Annelides, Crustaces, Arachnides, Myriapodes et Insectes

      Duménil, Paris 1840 - CASTELNAU, F.L., BLANCHARD, C.E., LUCAS, P.H. Histoire Naturelle des Animaux Articulés. Annelides, Crustaces, Arachnides, Myriapodes et Insectes. Paris Duménil 1840 Quattro volumi in 8°(13 x 22); MODESTA LEGATURA IN SIMILPELLE, dorso ricostruito modestamente, piatti marmorizzati, tagli marmorizzati; 1° volume Histoire Nturelle des insectes coleopteres par M. le Comte de Castelnau pagine (2),CXXV,324; 46 tavole; 2° volume Histoire Naturelle des insectes coleopteres par M. le Comte de Castelnau pagine (2),564; 38 tavole; 3° volume Histoire Nturelle des insectes ORTHOPTERES, . par M. Emile Blanchard , pagine (2),672 , 71 tavole; 4° volume Histoire Nturelle des crustaces, des arachnides et des myriapodes par M. Lucas pagine (1),600; 46 tavole. Qualche brunitura per il tipo di carta, legatura non bella al dorso, per il resto buon esemplare. LO SCHERZO DEL PESCE Francis de la Porte, conte di Castelnau (Londra 1812 - Melbourne, 1880) fu famoso viaggiatore e naturalista francese. Esplorò le due Americhe e l'Africa, raccogliendo numerose informazioni scientifiche che pubblicò in lavori di grande importanza. Fu poi nominato console di Francia a Melbourne, dove morì. È anche noto, però, per uno scherzo del quale fu vittima, pur non essendo destinato a lui. Lo scherzo era diretto a Carl Steiger, direttore del Museo di Brisbane, al quale vennero mostrati i falsi resti di un pesce chiamato "Ompax spatuloides". Lo Steiger inviò un disegno dei resti al Castelanu, che diligentemente lo classificò. In realtà il pesce fu servito, cucinato, dagli abitanti di Gayndah, a Steiger. Avevano "assemblato" una triglia, un'anguilla, e un altro pesce. Ci vollero anni prima che il falso venisse scoperto, ancora nel 1930 la specie si trovava nelle descrizioni naturalistiche dei pesci australiani.

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

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

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      J.-B. Paya, Toulouse 1840 - RO40202892: 622 + 64 pages pour le tome I, et 711 + 144 pages pour le tome II. Illustrés de gravures en noir et blanc sur planches hors texte (certaines dépliables). Texte sur 2 colonnes. Tampons et annotations de bibliothèque en page de titre. Page de titre du tome I manquante. Dos fendus avec quelques cahiers détachés. Quelques mouillures. (Très rare) Avec des Notes et les pièces justificatives. Composée sur les auteurs et les titres originaux et enrichie de divers monumens. Commentée et continuée jusqu'en 1830, et augmentée d'un grand nombre de chartes et de documents inédits, par M. le Chev. Al. du Mège. In-8 Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos abîmé. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 908.448-Régionalisme : Languedoc-Roussillon [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Athene Noctua

      London 1840 - John Gould (1804-1881) The Birds of Europe London: 1840-69 Hand-colored lithograph 15 1/4" x 22"

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        The Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet; Containing an Account of the Cruel Civil Wars between the Houses of Orleans and Burgundy; of the Possession of Paris and Normandy by the English; Their Expulsion Thence.: Beginning At the Year MCCCC. , Where That of Sir John Froissart Finishes, and Ending At the Year MCCCCLXXVII. , and Continued by Others to the Year MDXVI

      London, William Smith 1840 - Description: 2 volumes. Illus. 26 cm. "Observations on the chronicle of Enguerrand de Monstrelet, by M. De Foncemagne": vol. 1, p. Xxxv-xxxvi. Subjects: France--History--House of Valois, 1328-1589. Notes: Vol. 1 had added t. -p. Illustrated in colors. "The life of Monstrelet; with an essay on his chronicles, by M. Dacier": vol. 1, p. Xxi-xxxiv. Finely bound both in the original aniline calf over marble boards; professionally and very synpathetically re-spined. Raised bands with morocco labels and uniform tooling to the compartments. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 8 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        THE WORKS OF WILLIAM ROBERTSON, D.D. To Which is Prefixed, an Account of the Life and Writings of the Author, by Dugald Stewart, F. R. S. in 8 Volumes

      T. Cadell, London 1840 - Volumes 1 & 2 contain The History of Scotland, Volumes 3, 4, & 5 contain The History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles V. and Volumes 6, 7, & 8 contain The History of America. to which is subjoined, A Disquisition on Ancient India. All vols in original cloth with paper title labels, corners bumped; 230 X 140mm [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers]
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        Histoire populaire de la Révolution française de 1789 à 1830, précédée d'une introduction contenant le précis de l'histoire des Français depuis leur origine jusqu'aux Etats-Généraux.

      Paris, Pagnerre, 1839-1840, - 4 vol. in-8, demi-maroquin aubergine à long grain, dos lisses ornés (Dewatines). Petit travail de ver sur certains mors.Bel exemplaire en reliure romantique de ce classique de l'historiographie socialiste de la Révolution française.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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        Collection of jetons in decorative varnished boxes.

      No place, c. 1840. - 416 bone jetons in various colours (2 series). Sorted by colours in 11 cardboard boxes (c. 35 x 82 x 64 mm) with lids, all finely decorated with varnished paper and gilt fillets; lids bear coloured and varnished engravings within gilt paper borders. Stored in a large decorative box with flap lid (c. 130 x 268 x 178 mm). Pretty lottery or gambling bank from the first half of the 19th century, with eleven pretty caskets contain two different series of jetons. The first series consists of the colours blue, yellow, green, and red (some 28 jetons each with 3 different denominations), the second series in bluw, red, and ivory consists of some 80 jetons in each colour (up to six different denominations). The large box (bumped and dusty) shows the Berlin City Palace on its lid. Includes 5 cards with the "Tarif des Boston-Whist-Spieles". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Das malerische und romantische Rheinland. Mit 60 Stahlstichen. 1. Aufl.

      Leipzig, Wiegand, 1840.. 488 SS. mit 60 Stst.- Taf. mit Ansichten, gr.- 8°, Or.- GLwd. m. goldgepr. Deckelfil.. Erste Ausgabe. Das Malerische und Romantische Deutschland, Bd. 9. Die Stahlst. mit Ansichten aus dem Rheinland zwischen Mainz und Köln, aber auch der Nebenflüsse, Mosel, Nahe, Main, Lahn, darunter Aachen (2), Altenberg, Blankenheim, Bonn und Umgebung, Daun/Eifel, Cochem, Burg Eltz, Gerolstein, Köln (2), Limburg/Lahn, Mainz, Solingen (2), Wiesbaden (2) usw. - Vereinzelt minimal fleckig, sonst schönes, sauberes Exemplar. - Literatur: Häuser, S. 59/60.

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      - San Sebastián, 1840. Imprenta San Ignacio Ramón Baroja. Piel de época con dorados en lomera, con mínimas faltas restauradas. Compuesta por 12 tomos, el tomo 10, está con encuadernación nueva en tela moderna, Aproximad. 5300pp., 21x14cm. Ilustrada con grabados al cobre con manchas de óxido. HISTORIA

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Raimundo]
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        Geschichte der goldenen Horde in Kipteschak, das ist der Mongolen in Russland.,

      Pesth : Hartleben, 1840 - L, 683 S. , 1 Falttafel. Guter Zustand. Leineneinband neuerer Zeit mit geringen Gebrauchsspuren. Papier stellenweise etwas braunfleckig. Ex-libris auf Titelrückseite. Sprache: en Gewicht in Gramm: 1100 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gleim]
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        Rules and Regulations of The Walton and Cotton Club. Instituted 19th March 1817. Revised 8th April 1840

      London: Privately Printed by [C. Whittingham, Printer] for [William Pickering], 1840 - (WALTONIANA) First edition, one of only 33 copies. 12mo. Frontispiece, decorative borders printed in red, historiated initial letters, illustrated. [24] pp. Bound in full green morocco, some toning to spine, else fine. Bookplate of Arnold Wood, Walton bibliographer. Westwood & Satchell, p.180; Coigney, p.402 [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        A Collection of Six Tinted Lithographed Views Illustrating Longleat in Wiltshire. By A. Pocock. Published Ca 1840.

      G. Davey, Bristol 1840 - A collection of loose lithographed views of Longleat in Wiltshire. Six Fine tinted lithographs depicting Longleat in Wiltshire, Sketched by Mrs R. R. Pocock and Lithographed by A. Pocock. Published by G. Davey about 1840. The six plates are depicting Porters Lodge leading from Horningsham, The Garden Front of Longleat House, The Grand Entrance Hall, A View from Heavens Gate, Sheerwater Lake and Boat House and Horningsham Church and Village. This large fine lithographs are in good condition, some slight tears to edges but good margins and titled below with coat of arms. Together with four pages of original text describing the house, the hall, heavens gate and sheerwater lake. The plates are loose but in the original green cloth boards with gilt title to upper cover (worn and faded). Size of lithographs 41 x 53cm approx. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rostron & Edwards]
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        Master Humphrey's Clock

      London, Chapman and hall 1840 - FIRST EDITION in a BEAUTIFULLY DECORATIVE binding bound by RIVIERE in 1840. This attractive three volume set is absolutely beautiful. The books are tight and clean, housed in a custom slipcase. There is very little wear to this full polished tan calf leather stamped in gold. A must for any Dickens fan, but more so, the serious collector who wants an exceptional copy!!! Trades and offers welcomed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Master Humphrey's Clock . With illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne.

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1840–41 - 3 volumes, octavo. Original purple vertical-grain ribbed cloth, covers elaborately blindstamped, front covers with ornate clock motif stamped in gilt at centre, spines gilt all over, red speckled edges. Bookseller's ticket and contemporary ownership inscription to each front pastedown. Spines rolled and faded, cloth rubbed and marked. A very good set. 173 illustrations, 25 figurative initials. First edition in book form of Dickens's experiment, unique in his canon, of publishing two novels together, The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge. Both were republished as separate novels on the same day as the third volume here; this format has primacy. Eckel p. 67 ff; Smith I, 6. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Master Humphrey's Clock: 3 Volume Set

      London: Chapmen & Hall -41 1840 - Very attractive matching set of 3 hb volumes in original 3/4 brown morocco with gilt titles, gilt volume numbers & decor. to spines and blue/green marbled boards. All with original brown endpapers, no inscriptions & incl. b/w ill. A bright clean tight set with just minor scuffing to edges. (17.5 x 25cm) **Heavy set - please contact bookseller for P&P costs**

      [Bookseller: Berwyn Books]
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        Master Humphrey's Clock.

      London: Chapman And Hall, 1840-41. - 3 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., iv, 306; 1 p.l., [v]-vi, 306; 1 p.l., [v]-vi, 426. 3 frontis., 168 text illus., & 24 figure initials, engraved on wood by E.Landells, C.Gray, Vasey, & S.Williams, after designs by George Cattermole & Hablot Knight Browne. original blind & gilt-stamped cloth (spine ends worn & frayed, rear joint of Vol. III repaired, foxing to endpapers & outer leaves in Vols. I-II). First Edition in Book Form. "This odd mélange which includes The Old Curiosity Shop, Barnaby Rudge, and an elaborate surrounding apparatus, is the pinnacle of Dickensian Gothic. Appropriately enough, it is illustrated with wood engravings in the text rather than full-page etchings, as in Dickens's earlier novels. Phiz, who is in excellent form, predominates, but there are also fifteen engravings after George Cattermole, whose wonderful clutter of antiquarian and architectural details is well suited to Dickens's chosen subjects." (Ray) Smith I 6. NCBEL III 794. Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England from 1790 to 1914, 60. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: D & E LAKE LTD. (ABAC/ILAB)]
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      Chapman & Hall, 1840-41, London: - Frontis in each volume & 195 intratextual woodcut illustrations [primarily] by Phiz and George Cattermole. Contains first appearance of Dickens' popular 'Old Curiosity Shop' & his first historical work, 'Barnaby Rudge'. Volumes I & III professionally rebacked. Volume II slightly cocked. Bookplate, usual bit of foxing & average wear; overall VG. Original publisher's brown cloth with Smith's primary binding design, i.e., a gilt clock motif with the hands pointing to the time that corresponds to the volume number. Bound in 6s. 10-3/8" x 6-3/4". 1st edition (Eckel, pp. 67- 70; Smith I, p. 47). 3 volumes (306; 306; 426 pp). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        Master Humphrey's Clock

      1841 - London - Chapman and Hall 1840 - A Harlequin set but importantly this is the first edition, bound from the parts, of Master Humphrey's Clock by Charles Dickens. Bound in half leather and marbled paper-coveredboards, with gilt lettering. In Three Volumes, with Volume I and II bound together. Needing a rebind ideally and priced to alow for a good quality one. With numerous illustrations throughout the text by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne. Master Humphrey's Clock was a weekly periodical edited and written entirely by Charles Dickens and published from 1840 to 1841. It begins with a frame story in which Master Humphrey tells about himself and his small circle of friends and their penchant for telling stories. Several short stories are included, followed by the novels The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge, that were later published as separate works. Condition: The bindings are generally tight and firm. Page 305 of volume 1 is partially detached. The inner hinges of volume 1 are slightly strained, and the front outer hinge is starting. There is mild wear to the extremities, including mild rubbing and edge wear. Internally the pages have slight browning and intermittent scattered foxing. There is a nameplate on the front pastedown ofvolume 1, and inksignatures on the front blankin each volume. Overall the condition is very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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        Master Humphrey’s Clock

      three volumes, original decorated cloth, spines bumped chipped and supported, corners badly rubbed, illustrated by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne, later endpapers, shelf-wear, ownership signature volume II, occasional spotting, good. first edition; 306, 306 and 426 pages; keywords: fiction; - Chapman & Hall 1840-1841

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        Autograph letter signed ("GBatt[ist]a Amici").

      Florence, 11. IV. 1840. - Large 4to. 1 p. on double leaf. With autogr. address. Together with a lithographic portrait. Amicable letter to his brother Pietro on family affairs around the easter holiday: "E' arrivato da Pisa in questo momento la Norina con tutta la famiglia per passare con noi le feste di Pasqua. Dopo la lezione si metterà in viaggio anche Vincenzo, che aspettiamo stasera [.]". - Fol. 2 with small tear due to breaking of seal (not touching text).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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