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        HISTOIRE GENERALE DE LANGUEDOC" avec des notes et pièces justificatives, composée sur les Auteurs et les titres originaux, et enrichie de divers monumens, par Dom Claude de Vic et Dom J. Vaissète, religieux bénédictins de la Congrégation de Saint-Maur, commentée et continuée jusqu'en 1830, et augmentée d'un grand nombre de chartes et documens inédits par M. Le Chevalier Alexandre du Mège.

      Chez J.-B. Paya, Toulouse, 1840-1846 - - 10 volumes, grands in-8, reliure 1/2 basane brune d'époque, dos lisses ornés de filets et roulettes dorées, tranches mouchetées - T. 1) XXVI-686 pp.+errata - T. 2) VIII-711+144pp.+errata - T. 3) VII-624+194 pp.+errata - Tome 4) IX-548+195 pp.+errata - T. 5) XV-679+218 pp.+errata - T. 6) XXXVII-661+156 pp.+errata - T. 7) VI-608+195 pp.+errata - T. 8) XV-577+128 pp. - T.9) XII-699+148 pp. - T. 10) CXI-924 pp. - Rare collection complète dans une reliure avec quelques défauts d'usage se traduisant par quelques frottements et petits manques aux ornements du dos. L'intérieur est très frais malgré quelques rousseurs habituelles pour cette édition. Le portrait frontispice de D. J. Vaissète au premier volume est de Boilly, les 43 planches hors-texte comprennent des cartes dépliantes ou sur doubles pages réhaussées à l'aquarelle. Provenance de la Bibliothèque de Grace WHITNEY-HOFF dont l'ex-libris héraldique gravé revet chaque volume au contre-plat. Bel ensemble très homogène.

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        Campaign of the Indus: in a Series of Letters from an Officer of the Bombay Division

      London: Private Copy,, 1840. With an introduction by A. H. Holdsworth Esq. Octavo (190 × 117 mm). Modern red half morocco, title direct to the spine, bands, fleurons to compartments, marbled boards, all edges gilt. Half-title bound in. Tan-burn to the margins of the endpapers, blind stamp of RUSI to the title page, light toning, but a very good copy. First edition. Extremely uncommon, OCLC with just 9 locations worldwide. Account of the First Afghan War in a series of letters written by Holdsworth to his family, and edited by his father; "I have determined, at the suggestion of my friends, to print those letters received from my son which detail the events of the campaign. As he was actively engaged with the Bombay division, his narrative may be relied upon so far as he had an opportunity of witnessing its operations; and it being my intention to have only a few copies printed, to give to those friends who may take an interest in his letters, I need not apologise for the familiar manner in which they are written …" (introduction). Holdsworth's services with the 2nd Foot in Afghanistan included the storming and capture of Ghuznee (Medal) and of Khelat, where he was severely wounded. He subsequently served in the Southern Mahratta Campaign of 1844, including the storming of the Fortress of Punella; that in the Concan in 1845; the Eighth Xhosa, Frontier or "Kaffir" War in 1851-2; and he commanded four companies of the regiment in the expedition North of the Orange River, 1852-3. Holdsworth rose to the rank of Colonel, and in 1859 Deputy Quartermaster-General, North America.

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        V. Equus Burchellii - Burchell's Zebra

      London 1840 - Captain W. Cornwallis Harris Illustrated plate from Portraits of Game and Wild Animals Of Southern Africa London, 1840 Hand-colored lithograph Condition: foxing throughout 14 1/4" x 21 1/4" Sir William Cornwallis Harris (1807-1848) was the epitome of the “Great White Hunter.” After graduating military college, he was appointed to the Bombay headquarters at sixteen years of age. A series of promotions and consequent locational changes brought Harris, en route to a new post, to the Cape of Good Hope, where he was detained for two years by a medical board. On the voyage, Marris had befriended the avid hunter Richard Williamson of the Bombay civil establishment, and the two had arranged an expedition into the interior in quest of big game. At the time, South Africa had attracted Europe's attention owing to the Dutch colonists' exodus. For years, there had been dangerous encounters with the fierce Zulu tribes of “Dingaan,” in present-day central Natal, South Africa. After conferring with the noted African naturalist, Dr. Andrew Smith who had just returned from the interior, both Harris and Williamson headed northeasterly from Algoa Bay, Cape Province. Following the Orange River through Basutoland, they finally encountered the kraals of the famous Matabelechief “Moselikatze.” Through the chief's help, they returned to the colony via a new and previously closed route. Their safari, which lasted almost two years, allowed them to encounter a great variety of large game in new territories. Harris communicated an account of his travels in Southern Africa to both the Royal Geographical Society of London, and the Geographical Society of Bombay. In 1840 he published the Portraits of Game Animals, the first with pictures drawn by Harris, and reproduced on stone by F. Howard in London. All of the prints are in excellent condition, and each is accompanied by the original text describing the first impressions of the “Cape Colonists” of the particular species pictured in each print.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        UNTERSUCLUMGEN DIE GLETSCHER L. AGASSIZ. NACH DER NATUR GEZEICHNET UND LITHOGRAPHIES VON J.PH BETTANNIER. (atlante di Études sur les Glaciers)

      LITHOGRAPHIE VON H. NICOLET, Neuchatel 1840 - Legatura editoriale in cartone beige e mezza tela marrone; al piatto anteriore, titolo e dati editoriali calligrafati e vignetta alpina impressi in litografia. 18 tavole fuori testo, di cui una a doppia immagine, impresse su cartoncino in litotinta color nero e seppia; a 14 tavole velina protettiva con impressioni litografiche al tratto, descrittive della tavola in seppia e nero che accompagna sovrapponendosi ad essa. L'autore fu celebre biologo, paleontologo, ittiologo, oltre che valente alpinista e glaciologo, tanto da essere considerato il padre della glaciologia e della moderna geologia alpina; di grande rilievo i suoi studi circa la datazione dei ghiacciai. Il volume è l'atlante di una celebre pubblicazione titolata Études sur les glaciers, pubblicata nel 1840 sia in francese che in tedesco e composta da un volume In-8° di testo e dall'atlante in oggetto. Le tavole, eseguite con grande raffinatezza, rappresentano altrettante vedute di ghiacciai, le prime due sul Monte Rosa. Ottimo esemplare, lievi sporadiche fioriture. 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Il Cartiglio]
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        Die Rheingegenden in malerischen Ansichten von Basel bis Holland, inbegriffen die interessantesten Punke der belgischen Eisenbahmen, in aqua tinta geätzt von L. Weber, Hürlimann, Salathe, Hemely, mit erläuterndem Text von E. Zschokke, und einer Liste der besten Gasthäuser am Rhein.,

      Schaffhausen, Ziegler`sche Buchdruckerei, o. J. [ca. 1840]. - 102 (2) S. Mit doppels. gefalteter Aquatintatafel des Rheinfalls, Frontispiz und 27 Tafeln in Aquatinta. Lonchamp 3358. - Tafeln teilweise etw. stockfleckig. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550

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

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

      [Bookseller: RareNonFiction, IOBA]
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        A COLLECTION OF NATIONAL ENGLISH AIRS, CONSISTING OF ANCIENT SONG, BALLAD, & DANCE TUNES. AND PRECEDED BY AN ESSAY ON ENGLISH MINSTRELSY.

      Chappell and Simpkin Marshall, London 1840 - v, 118p, vi; [iv], 198p. 4to. Bound in half green morocco with marbled sides and endpapers, t.e.g., the spines with fancy panel ornaments including s flower in the center of each. k annotations in the margins, foxing to engraved title, else very nice copies.

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        On the construction of life-tables, illustrated by a new life-table

      1840. Farr, William (1807-83). On the construction of life-tables, illustrated by a new life-table of the healthy districts of England. In Philosophical Transactions 149, pt. 2 (1859): 837-78. Folding table and tables in text, including one typeset by the Scheutz calculator. Original printed wrappers. Whole number. [16], 493-931 [1], 16pp., 16 plates. 300 x 230 mm. (uncut and unopened). FIne. <p>First edition. Farr&#39;s preliminary report, describing the use of the Scheutz Engine no. 3 to prepare life tables, was published five years before his English Life Table. Farr, a pioneer in the quantitative study of morbidity and mortality, was chief statistician of the General Register Office, England&#39;s central statistical office. Influenced by Babbage, he had long been interested in the use of a calculating machine such as Babbage&#39;s Difference Engine to compute life tables; see page 854 of the present report, in which Farr refers to his 1843 letter on this subject to the registrar-general. Farr had seen and tested the machine&#39;s predecessor, the Scheutz Engine no. 2, when it was on display in London. It was at Farr&#39;s recommendation that the British government authorized in 1857 the sum of £1200 for the Scheutz Engine no. 3 to be constructed by the firm of Bryan Donkin, a manufacturer of machines for the color printing of bank notes and stamps. Costs overran and Donkin delivered the machine in July 1859, several weeks past the deadline, at a loss of £615 (Lindgren 1987, 224-25). Thus, it is one of the ironies of history that the British government funded the construction of a difference engine designed in Sweden based on Babbage&#39;s principles long after it had refused funding to complete construction of Babbage&#39;s Difference Engine no. 1.</p><p>Farr&#39;s preliminary report, received by the Royal Society on March 17 of that year, was written while the Scheutz Engine no. 3 was still "in the course of construction by the Messrs. Donkin" (p. 854). The report&#39;s table B1, "Life-Table of Healthy English Districts," made from stereotype plates produced by the calculator, represents the very first application of a difference engine to medical statistics.</p><p>The Scheutz Engine no. 2, which the Scheutzes had brought with them from Sweden to England, was purchased in 1857 by the Dudley Observatory in Albany, New York. The following year the observatory used the machine in the computation of tables for the planet Mars; however, these were experimental and probably never printed on paper (Lindgren 1978, 211). The Scheutzes, Farr, and the Dudley Observatory were the first to use the Scheutz calculator in a scientific context. Origins of Cyberspace 77.</p>

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        A Plan of London and its Environs, shewing the boundaries of the Cities of London and Westminster, Metropolitan Boroughs and Parishes and distances in miles and quarters of the principal roads from the General Post Office.

      S. Lewis & Co, London - No date, but circa 1840. Multi-folding engraved map, dissected and mounted on linen, partially hand coloured. Engraved by I. Dower, Pentonville, London. 45 by 38 inches.The map is contained within its original morocco backed boards, gilt. The map is in fine condition.The case is lightly rubbed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leakey's Bookshop Ltd.]
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        Pl. 376 Canada Goose The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories

      New York & Philadelphia:: Audubon, J. J. & Chevalier, J.B.,, 1840-44.. First Royal Octavo. Matted in Ivory Rag Board . Fine condition with bright original hand-coloring/& . A fine original hand-colored lithograph on paper. Sheet size: 6.5 x 10.25 inches. Drawn from nature by J. J. Audubon, FRS, FLS and lithographed, printed and colored by JT Bowen, Philadelphia from The First Royal Octavo Edition of John James Audubon&#39;s The Birds of America. Includes the text from Audubon&#39;s Ornithological Biography. & The Royal Octavo Edition of The Birds of America represents John James Audubon&#39;s desire to create a democratic (affordable) work based his magnum opus; the Double Elephant Folio Edition of The Birds of America. Satisfied with his research, as well as his portrayals of North America&#39;s native and distinct bird species, J.J. Audubon here rendered a miniature yet unique version of The Birds of America.& As is the case with prolific artists, Audubon continued to improve upon a body of work which was viewed as perfection. During the mid-19th century, there were no photomechanical means of reproduction, every composition was then redrawn by hand, with the aid of the Camera Lucida. For this Royal Octavo Edition Audubon and his assistants translated the 435 compositions of the Double Elephant Folio edition into 500 unique compositions of individual species. Previously documented groups of heretofore unrelated birds were now separated and divided according to species, and portrayed either on a new botanical perch or within a renewed landscape. & Unlike the life-sized portraits of the Double Elephant Folio edition each bird was now sized to scale on the octavo-sized plate; approximately 6.5 x 10.25 inches. With this slight alteration, Audubon created a perfected composition, and thus offered a charming vignette view of the bird, or family of birds in its natural setting. & For the Royal Octavo Edition, Audubon enlisted America&#39;s premier lithographers, JT Bowen and Co. in Philadelphia and Endicott in New York to produce the work. Every composition was drawn on a limestone tablet, inked, printed and then hand-colored with watercolor. In this format Audubon presented the undocumented birds discovered during his explorations of the American West, but not previously included in the Double Elephant Folio Edition of The Birds of America. & As with the folio edition, the Royal Octavo Edition was sold by subscription. One hundred individual packets of five hand-colored lithographs and accompanying text; Audubon&#39;s Ornithological Biography, was sent to the subscriber. It was issued the first and fifteenth of each month for four subsequent years. The pagination of the Royal Octavo Edition was organized to be bound in seven volumes. This successful and popular work of American ornithology was produced in an eventual eight editions, the final edition of which was issued in 1870 by George Lockwood, New York. & (Wood, Casey. An Introduction to the Literature of Vertebrate Literature. London: Oxford University Press, 1931. Tyler, Ron. Audubon&#39;s Great National Work. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1993. )

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        Souvenirs de Naples - Album di scene popolari napoletane.

      S.l., 1840 - Album di cm. 16 x 24, con 31 belle tavole in litografia colorata. Leg. del tempo in tela con titoli in oro al dorso. Buona conservazione. Interessante album che raccoglie 31 belle tavole di costumi e scene napoletane verosimilmente provenienti da due o più raccolte nel classico stile di Gatti e Dura. I motivi sono quelli ricorrenti dell'epoca: Calesso di resina; Discesa (e salita) dal Vesuvio; Famiglia di pidocchiosi; La Tarantella, Donne di Sorrento, Capri, Ischia e Procida, La tarantella; Minestrajo e frutajolo, Famiglia di Pulcinella; Acquajolo, Serenata; Carro di vino; Maccaronaro; Venditore d'aranci, ecc.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Gabriel de George Sand.

      Paris, Félix Bonnaire, Éditeur, 1840 - In-8° [227 x 137 mm] ; (2)-351 pp., demi-maroquin à grains longs vert bronze à coins, dos lisse superbement orné « fers rocailles » chiffré en pied, titre or, tête dorée, couvertures beiges conservées, grandes marges, rel. signée de l&#146;atelier « E. & A. Maylander », très bel exemplaire. Carteret, t. II, p. 309. Clouzot, Nouvelle Édition, p. 243. Édition originale rare (Tome XXIV des &#156;uvres complètes. Paris, Félix Bonnaire). George Sand (1804-1876) fut un auteur à l&#146;imagination romanesque prolixe, dotée d&#146;une force d&#146;esprit, d&#146;une psychologie intelligente et fine, elle laisse un &#156;uvre considérable et diverse : contes et nouvelles, pièces de théâtre, articles critiques et politiques, textes autobiographiques, et vingt-six volumes de correspondance. Elle demeure par ailleurs une très vivante épistolière et mémorialiste. EDITION ORIGINALE. UN TRES BEL EXEMPLAIRE DANS UNE RELIURE DE MAYLANDER. FIRST EDITION. VERY NICE COPY. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Hérodote]
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        HISTOIRE DE LA CIVILISATION EN FRANCE DEPUIS LA CHUTE DE L'EMPIRE ROMAIN EN 4 TOMES + HISTOIRE GENERALE DE LA CIVILISATION EN EUROPE DEPUIS LA CHUTE DE L'EMPIRE ROMAIN JUSQU'A LA REVOLUTION FRANCAISE EN 1 TOME.

      DIDIER 1840 - R260111601: 456 + 428 + 403 + 445 + 429 pages. Dos cuir vert, titres et caissons dorés. Papier vert, noir et rouge. Frontispice en noir et blanc avec serpente dans le 5ème volume. Bords frottés. Epidermures. Reliure signée "Cercle de l'Union". In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Coins frottés. Dos fané. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 840-Littératures des langues romanes. Littérature française [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Master Humphrey's Clock. 1st edition from weekly parts

      Chapman and Hall, London, 1840, - DICKENS, Charles. Master Humphrey's Clock. With illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne. London : Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand, MDCCCXL [1840] - MDCCCXLI [1841]. First Edition, from Weekly Parts. [Three-Volumes-in-One]. Pp [i]-iv,[1]-306,[i]-vi,[1]-306,[i]-vi,[1]-426. Frontispiece to each (of 3) section. Text illustrations. Lg 8vo, black half calf, new label and gilt decorations to spine, marbled boards. Corners bumped, wear to spine and boards, staining to inner hinge gutters, two bookplates to front endpaper and small newspaper clipping pasted to rear endpaper, else a very good, solid copy. 2,000.00 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Doull, Bookseller (A.B.A.C.)]
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        EIGHTY PICTURESQUE VIEWS ON THE THAMES AND MEDWAY, engraved on steel by the First Artists

      Black & Armstrong c. 1840, London - Europa 28x22, primera hoja en blanco con dedicatoria y firma manuscrita del autor en bella caligrafía "Dedicated by special permission to the right Hon.ble Henry Brougham, Baron Brougham and Vaux, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, by his very humble and most gratefully obliged servant, William Gray Fearnside", encima de la dedicatoria está el blasón heráldico del ilustre barón inglés junto con la leyenda "Pro Rege Lege Grege". 84 páginas, ilustraciones en texto, 80 bellas láminas de grabados al cobre, todas ellas con bonitas orlas ornamentales (distintas entre sí). La lámina correspondiente a "View from London Bridge" que debiera estar en la página 74, se encuantra al final de la obra. Rastros de óxido, fundamentalmente en los bordes aunque alguna mota afecta a los grabados (especialmente al último). Media piel moderna, nervios y dorados en lomo, ruedas gofradas en planos, cortes dorados. El Barón Brougham al que se le dedica la obra fue un importante estadista inglés, que destaca entre otras cosas por su lucha contra la trata de esclavos y por su defensa legal de la Princesa de Gales en relación al procedimiento de divorcio presentado por el Rey.

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        Wanderungen durch Thüringen. Angebunden: Wanderungen durch den Harz. 2 Bde. in 1 Bd.

      Leipzig, Wigand, 1840.. 291 SS.; 256 SS. mit jeweils 30 Stst.- Taf., gr. 8°, GLwd. d. Zt. mit Rücken- u. Deckelvergoldung.. Hoff-Budde, S. 2999 ff. - Das malerische u. romantische Deutschland, Bd. IV und V. - Bd. 1. mit Ansichten v. Blankenburg, Dornburg, Erfurt, Jena, Naumburg, Salzungen, Schleusingen, Wartburg, Weimar, Memleben, Kyffhäuser, Wartburg, Saalfeld, Gleichen, Gotha u.a. - Bd. 2 mit Ansichten aus dem Harz, darunter Brocken, Claustal, Goslar, Bad Harzburg, Quedlinburg usw. - Teilw. stockfleckig.

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        HISTORIA GENERAL DEL REINO DE MALLORCA.

      - Tres volúmenes encuadernados en media piel con nervios. 21,5x15,5. Muy buen estado de conservación. Vol. 1: Frontis litografiado+XXXVIII+1 h.+547 pp.+2 hh.+7 láminas - Vol. 2: Frontis litográfico a dos tintas y oro+2 hh+De pág. 550 a pág. 1306+3 hh.+5 láminas litográficas - Vol. 3: XXIII+730 pp.+1 h.+18 láminas litográficas. Imp. Nacional a cargo de D. Juan Guasp y Pascual. Palma, 1840-41. Las 30 láminas más los 3 frontispicios fueron dibujadas y grabadas en piedra litográfica por F. Muntaner y alguna por J. Alsina, y reproducen retratos de personajes de la historia balear y escenas de batallas en distintos puntos de su geografia. LIBROS ANTIGUOS Catálogo 83

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        American Scenery; or land, lake, and river illustrations of transatlantic Nature

      George Virtue, London 1840 - Deux volumes in-4 (278 x 210 mm), chagrin maroquiné rouge, dos lisse et plats richement ornés, roulette sur les coupes, dentelle intérieure, tranches dorées (reliure d'époque). Orné d'une carte ("The North Eastern Part of the United States"), 2 titres gravés, et 118 gravures sur acier d'après William Henry BARTLETT, gravées par R. Wallis, J. Cousen, Willmore, Brandard, Adlard, Richardson, etc, dont un portrait de Bartlett tome 1. (dos légèrement terni, quelques frottements et défauts d'usage, rousseurs). // Two quarto volumes (278 x 210 mm), red morocco-shagreen, smooth spine and covers richly tooled in gilt, gilt roll on turns-in, gilt dentelle inside, all edges gilt (contemporary binding). Illustrated with 1 map ("The North Eastern Part of the United States"), 2 engraved title and 118 engravings on steel after William Henry BARTLETT, engraved by R. Wallis, J. Cousen, Willmore, Brandard, Adlard, Richardson, etc, including a portrait of Bartlett vol. 1. (spine lightly tarnished, some rubbings and defects of use, spots).

      [Bookseller: H. PICARD ET FILS, founded 1860]
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        American Scenery or land, lake, and river illustrations of transatlantic nature.

      Virtue London 1840 - Two volumes, 4to., portrait frontispiece, 2 additional engraved titles, 116 engraved plates and map, light spotting at beginning and end of volumes. Contemporary red half morocco gilt, marbled boards, all edges gilt, lightly rubbed, an excellent set. A most attractive copy of this important visual record of the eastern United States. First edition. The majority of the views are in New York and New England, but Bartlett went as far north as the White Mountains and as far south as Virginia. He found Niagara and the Hudson Valley most suitable for landscape. There are city views of Washington, Saratoga, Boston, New Haven, Baltimore, Rochester, Philadelphia, and New York, among many others. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        American Scenery; or, Land, Lake and River Illustrations of Transatlantic Nature. . 2vols. in one (complete).

      - London: Virtue & Co., (ab. 1840). Thick 4to. Or. hf. red morocco. Spine gilt panelled and with raised bands (slightly rubbed, boards flecked). E. g. With map, 2 additional engrv. title-pages with vignettes, and 117 full-page engravings each with its orig. tissue-guard. Occasional light foxing, but overall an excellent tight complete copy. NOTE: Bartlett made four trips to America starting in 1836, producing topographical views which was to serve as illustrations for this work.

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

      George Virtue, London 1840 - Two volumes, Quarto. Profusely illustrated with engravings from drawings by W.H. Bartlett. . Contains a map of "The North Eastern parts of the United States" with the route that Mr. Willis took outlined in red. Profusely illustrated with full page plates. [Sabin 3784. HowesB-209] Occasional light foxing which is primarily on verso of plates and on tissue guards, else fine expertly rebacked preserving original spines, bound in handsome green morocco ruled in gilt, heave gilt on spine with raised bands and brown and red gilt lettered morocco labels, all edges gilt, inner gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND STATUARY OF THE GOVERNMENT: THE PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND ARCHITECTURAL ORNAMENTS OF THE CAPITOL OF THE UNITED STATES, AT THE CITY OF WASHINGTON.

      Washington: Lithographed and published by P. Haas, 1840. - [4],44,[2]pp. plus twenty-three lithographic plates (including two folding plans and two folding plates). 16mo. Contemporary cloth, front cover gilt. Covers lightly worn, inner hinges cracked. Minor foxing throughout. Plates generally clean. A very good copy. An enchanting illustrated guide to the art and architecture of the United States Capitol, with lithographic plates by the artist, Augustus Kollner, and the publisher and lithographer, P. Haas. Each of the images is accompanied by explanatory text. Included are views of the Capitol, the "Presidents House," the Treasury, the Post Office, and the Patent Office as well as interior scenes of the Capitol and the Senate Chamber. Representations of statuary found in various Washington buildings include Thomas Jefferson, Pocahontas and Captain John Smith, Daniel Boone, Penn's Treaty, and the Pilgrims at Plymouth. The folding plans are diagrams of the floor of the Senate and the floor of the House of Representatives, and the folding plates are of Greenough's statue of Washington and an interior view of the House of Representatives. This is the second issue of Kollner's guide, with a title dated 1840, after the first issue of 1839. Only the title date is changed. Kollner was a prolific and long-lived Philadelphia artist (he lived until 1908) who also produced a larger series of views of American cities between 1848 and 1851. This book is some of Kollner's earliest work, as well as being one of the earliest series of views of Washington, and one of the earliest publications with representations of the art decorating the U.S. Capitol. OCLC 5620465.

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        American Scenery; or Land, Lake and River. Illustrations of Transatlantic Nature. From drawings by W. H. Bartlett, engraved in the first style of the art.

      London: George Virtue, 1840 - 2 volumes, quartos. Contemporary purple half morocco, spines gilt with raised bands, marbled paper to sides with the morocco bordered with gilt rules, all edges gilt, yellow endpapers. Corners lightly rubbed, endpapers faintly stained and plates spotted as usual. A very presentable set, well margined, and in very good condition. Complete with two vignette titles, one portrait, one map, and 117 engraved plates by W. H. Bartlett. First edition of this important work of Americana. Bartlett made four trips to America starting in 1836, producing topographical views which were to serve as illustrations for this work. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        American Scenery; or, Land, Lake and River. Illustrations of transatlantic nature. From drawings by W. H. Barlett.,

      London, G. Virtue, 1840 - Stahlstichporträt, Stahlstichtitel, IV, 140 S. Karte des Nordostens der USA mit der rot markierten Reiseroute, 65 Stahlstichansichten / Stahlstichtitel, IV, 106 S., 52 Stahltichansichten. Sabin 3784; Howes B 209; Andres 987. - Einbände minimal bestossen und berieben. Bd. 2, S. 22-28 verbunden. Nur minimal stockfleckig. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2550 4°, Saffianbände mit reicher Deckelgoldprägung, Innen- und Stehkantenvergoldung, dreis. Goldschnitt.

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        The shores and islands of the Mediterranean.

      Fisher London 1840 - First edition. 4to., engraved additional pictorial title, folding map and 62 plates after drawings by Allen, Bartlett, and Allom, tissue guards, contemporary green half calf gilt, red morocco label, lightly rubbed, generally a very attractive copy, the plates clean and fresh. Includes views of the Ionian Islands, Malta, Gibraltar and Sicily. Blackmer 1845. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        American scenery; or land, lake and river. Illustrations of transatlantic nature.

      - London, George Virtue, 1840.2 volumes. 4to. Contemporary half morocco, spines richly gilt. With engraved frontispiece portrait and map, 2 engraved title-pages and 117 steel-engravings after W.H.Bartlett. IV,140; IV,106 pp.* First edition; with armorial bookplate. - The romantic views by William Bartlett (1809-1854) are among the best produced in the 19th century, they show nice views of the north eastern states in the 1830's including New York, Boston, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, etc. - Some minor foxing but on the whole an excellent copy of this classic American view book.Sabin 3784; Howes B 209; Andres 987. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Petit La Fontaine.

      Firmin Didot Freres [ca 1840], Paris - Miniature book, in original publishers paper over boards and matching publisher's slipcase. Engraved title page plus six engravings illustrating selected fables of Jean de La Fontaine. 96pp; 2-3/8" x 1-5/8", bound in bright green paper over boards with romantique design stamped in black on both covers and on spine, aeg, housed in matching publisher's slipcase with title "Le Petit La Fontaine" printed in black within four-ruled decorative border on front of case and romantique design printed on rear of case. A bit of paper missing at spine edges so that white shows a bit, else fine and quite remarkable thus. While Fermin-Didot miniatures are not uncommon, those in original binding with publisher's matching slipcase are decidedly not common! See an Image. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wanderungen durch Schwaben.

      Leipzig, Wiegand, um 1840.. VIII, 257 SS. mit 30 Stst.- Taf. mit Ansichten, gr. - 8°, HLwd.- Bd. d. Zt. m. goldgepor Rtit.. 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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        Lehrbuch der rationellen Praxis der landwirthschaftlichen Gewerbe. Die Bierbrauerei und Branntweinbrennerei, die Hefe-, Liqueur-, Essig-, Stärke-, Stärkezucker- u. Runkelrübenzuckerfarikation, die Kalk-, Gyps- und Ziegelbrennerei, Potaschesiederei, Oelraffinerie, Butter- u. Käsezubereitung, das Brotbacken u. Seifensieden umfassend. Zum Gebrauche bei Vorlesungen über die landwirthschaftlichen Gewerbe und zum Selbstunterrichte für Landwirthe, Techniker und Cameralisten. 2. stark vermehrte Auflage

      Braunschweig, Vieweg 1840 - ADB XXIV, 747 ff.; Ferchl 391; Güntz III, 279; Schoellhorn 492. - Dem Autor (109-1870), Schüler des Pharmaceuten und Chemikers Wackenroder, wurde auf dessen Empfehlung an Nathusius' großartige Gewerbeanstalt zu Althaldensleben bei Magdeburg zunächst eine Stelle als Chemiker angetragen. Seit 1835 lehrte er als erster an der Hochschule für Physik in Braunschweig. Später erwarb er sich große Verdienste um das Aufblühen der Zuckerindustrie im Herzogtum Braunschweig. - Grundlegendes Werk über alle Gebiete der landwirtschaftlichen Gewerbe mit eindrucksvollen Illustrationen, deren Funktion ausführlich beschrieben sind, u.a. der Dorn'sche, Gall'sche und Pistorius'scheApparat bei der Branntweinbrennerei. Im Anhang über die Bereitung der Butter und des Käses, das Brotbacken und das Seifensieden und ein erläuterndes Wörterbuch über die landwirtschaftlichen Gewerbe. - Schönes und beinahe sauberes, lediglich minimal gebräuntes Exemplar X, 624 Seiten, 1 Blatt (Zusätze). Mit 99 Holzschnitten, davon mehrere auf 3 Falttafeln Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung u. goldgepr. Rückenschild, 8° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Narrative of a voyage to Madiera, Teneriffe. . . Palestine. . . Greece.

      William Curry, Dublin 1840 - Wilde, William Robert Wills (1815-76). Narrative of a voyage to Madeira, Teneriffe, and along the shores of the Mediterranean. . . . 2 vols., 8vo. [4, adverts.], xiv [2], 464; viii, 495pp. Frontispieces, 2 plates, 2 hand-colored maps, text illustrations. Dublin: William Curry jun., 1840. Orig. cloth, rubbed, skillfully recased, retaining original endpapers. Lightly browned, but very good. First Edition. Wilde's first book, based on nine months of travel with one of his patients. Wilde, the father of Oscar Wilde, was the author of Practical Observations on Aural Surgery (1853), which "did more to place British otology on a scientific basis than anything previously published" (G-M 3369); he also founded the Dublin Quarterly Journal of Medical Sciences, and wrote extensively on medicine, natural history, ethnography and Irish antiquities. Two of the plates in the present work illustrate ancient skulls found in a tomb in Jerusalem. DNB. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Artillerist's Manual and British Soldier's Compendium., of Infantry Exercise. Sword Exercise. Artillery Exercise, Equipment, &c. Fireworks. Fortification. Mathematics. Gunnery. &c. &c. &c. Second Edition. Published by Authority.

      Woolwich, Printed for the Author by E. Jones, 1840 - 12mo. (152 × 95mm) Contemporary half black roan on marbled boards. Light browning, a little rubbed at the extremities, else very good. 12 plates, one of them double-page. "The present edition contains about one fourth additional material, one extra Plate, Wood cuts &c." Interesting soldier's vade mecum from the mid-19th century. Contemporary ownership inscription of Lt. J.W. Christian to the title page. Not in Riling.

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        The works of Benjamin Franklin; containing several political and historical tracts not included in any former edition, and many letters, official and private, not hitherto published; with notes and a life of the author . Ten volume set

      Hilliard Gray and Company 1840 - USOGlass2. This is a very good set overall of 10 volumes, with three quarter leather and marbled boards has some mild foxing. Edges and tips show some mild rubbing. Very scarce as a complete 10 volume set. EXTRA POSTAGE AND INSURANCE REQUIRED ON THIS ITEM. Price reduced due to hitherto unnoticed damage described volume by volume as follows: Vol. 1: hinges tight, mild foxing; Vol. 2: hinges tight, mild foxing, tide markings edges first 20 pp, 1" x 6", front side of page; Vol. 3: hinges tight, 2 inch crack upper corner, front hinge, easily repaired; light foxing; Vol. 4: hinges tight, mild foxing; Vol. 5: hinges tight, mild foxing; Vol. 6: hinges tight, mild foxing; Vol. 7: hinges tight, frontis & title page the worst, water damage within crease of all pages, C-; Vol. 8: hinges tight, light foxing, some tide marks, C+; Vol. 9: hinges tight, medium foxing, no water damage; Vol. 10: hinges tight, some water damage, tide marks, all dry Language: eng [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        HISTORIA DE GIL BLAS DE SANTILLANA

      - Historia de Gil Blas de Santillana. Rica edición en 4º mayor, adornada con 600 láminas repartidas en el contexto.- Barcelona, A. Bergnes, 1840-1841; 2 tomos en 4º holandesa, 1º, 524 pp. 2º, 2 h. De la página 525 a 1034 pp. 1 h. Seguido de los dos textos: Juan Antonio Llorente.- Observaciones críticas sobre el romance de Gil Blas de Santillana en el cual se hace ver que M. Lesage lo desmembró del de El Bachiller de Salamanca, entonces manuscrito español inédito y se satisface a todos los argumentos contrarios publicados por el Conde de Neufchâteau. Espléndida edición de la célebre novela, adornada con una gran número de preciosos dibujos por Gigoux, delicadas viñetas y atractivas capitulares. Con los interesantes textos añadidos al final del segundo vol., en los que Llorente discute con el Conde de Neufchateau el origen español de la obra. Palau 136349.

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        Möhra (Moorgrund). - Lutherhaus. - Ens. - "Das Stammhaus Dr. Martin Luther zu Möhra".

      . Historische Ortsansicht. Lithografie / Kreidelithografie, alt koloriert, um 1840. Von Carl Ens, nach Johann Georg Rottmann. 29,2 x 39,8 cm (Darstellung / ohne Schmuckrahmen) / 43,5 x 57,5 cm (Blatt). Links unterhalb der Darstellung signiert: "Lith. von C. Ens." Mittig betitelt. Verso Doubletten-Stempel der Veste Coburg. - Nicht die später bei Creuzbauer in Karlsruhe verlegte Farblithografie desselben Formats von Karl Lindemann-Frommel, die überdies einige Abweichungen von der Vorlage Rottmanns zeigt. Auch nicht identisch mit der Tonlithografie von Theodor Rothbarth, die bei Buchner in Nürnberg erschien. - Frühes seltenes Blatt! - Blatt kaum merklich lichtrandig und im Randbereich schwach stockfleckig. Verso Reste vormaliger Montierung. Sonst aber guter bis sehr guter Erhaltungszustand. Carl Ens (1802 Lauscha - 1865 Lauscha). Auch Karl Ens. Deutscher Porzellan- und Ölmaler, Lithograf und Zeichner. Er begann bereits mit 11 Jahren als Pfeifenkopfmaler. Nach vorübergehender Tätigkeit in der Heubachschen Werkstatt für Porzellanmalerei in Lauscha, siedelte er um 1830 nach Offenbach über, um für eine dortige Steindruckerei zu arbeiten. Später begründete er eine eigene Steindruckerei in Lauscha. Die auf seine Erfindung zurückgehenden Lithografien, vorwiegend humoristisch gehaltene Genreszenen aus dem Jäger-, Köhler-, Hirten- und Bauernleben des Thüringer Waldes, fanden in ganz Deutschland und selbst im Ausland weite Verbreitung. Johann Georg Rottmann (Anfang 19. Jh.). Deutscher Zeichner und Verleger in Gotha. Eine nach seiner Zeichnung von Straubel lithografierte Ansicht von Schloß zu Herbstleben im Museum für Regionalgeschichte und Volkskunde Gotha..

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        Rare complete Volume I No. 1 of ?The Extra Log Cabin? newspaper published by Horace Greeley in support of William Henry Harrison?s Whig candidacy for President

      Original Newspaper, ?The Extra Log Cabin,? eight pages, 15.5? x 21?. Volume I. Extra No. 1. Saturday, September 12, 1840. Published ?By H. Greeley & Co.? On cotton rag paper. Frayed at edges, foxing, soiled, worn at folds, minor tears. ?Baxter? penned in ink at upper right. Complete newspaper. Good condition.An engraved bust portrait and facsimile autograph of William H. Harrison appears in the upper left of the front page in a 5.75? x 5? box. Both sides of the gold medal struck in 1818 for Harrison?s ?gallantry and good conduct in defeating the combined British and Indian forces? in the War of 1812 are depicted on page two. Engravings of ?Old Fort Defiance,? ?Gen. Wayne?s Camp of the Maumee,? ?Plan of the Battle of Tippecanoe,? ?Old Fort Meigs,? and ?Battle of the Thames? appear on succeeding pages. Over thirty articles about Harrison are published. Many refute charges by Democrat Van Buren?s supporters. Titles include: ?Sland

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        The Tower of London. A Historical Romance . . . Illustrated by George Cruikshank

      Richard Bentley. First edition as issued in the twelve monthly parts, January-December, 1840, here handsomely bound.. Fine copy.. Wolff 76; Cohn, Cruikshank, 14; Sadleir (31) had only the cloth issue. 8vo, bound from the original parts issue, black half morocco by Riviere, marbled paper sides, gilt decorated and lettered spine, t.e.g. 40 plates and numerous illustrations in the text by Cruikshank. Bound in the rear are the original wrappers of parts 1, 2 & 12, followed by an eight-page Bentley catalogue and 60 pages of the advertising from five of the parts issues. The three plates noted by Cohn as being in two states are in the earliest state here, and all the plates are clean and bright. Tipped to the front free endpaper is a pencil sketch of a detail by Cruikshank.

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        The Indian Chief.

      London: Darton & Co., Holborn Hill, c. 1840. - Sextodecimo. 16pp. Original blue wrappers. Illustrated with woodcuts. Penny chapbook. With a pencil inscription on the front free endpaper, which reads: "G. Wellman the gift of dear Sister Fanny Wellman 1854." Tipped in is a very touching letter from same sister to her brother George: "October - My dear little George, I hope theas [sic] few lines will find you quite well and enjoying your helth [sic] and gose [sic] to school like a good little boy and is lerning [sic] all you can to be a good scolar [sic] again I comes [sic] home to see you My Dear little George I longs to see you to give you a kiss kiss but I sopose [sic] Iwil [sic] not be yet you must hast [sic] mother father to give you ? a peace [sic] for me and my dear George I must say good by [sic] God bless you from your loving sister Fanny Wellman" "My Dear George, This is a little book I have sent you and you must hast [sic] father or mother to read it to you" Addressed to: Mr George Wellman, Lyme Regis The Wellman's seem to be a Dorset family of the early to mid nineteenth century, with their dwelling in Lyme Regis.

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        The Works of Lord Byron

      London - John Murray 1840 - A uniformly bound in the original publishers boards of thisuncommon edition of Thomas Moore's definitive collection of the works of Lord Byron. An exhaustive and stilll definitive collection. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering. Complete in Seventeen Volumes. Includes the engraved frontis and title pages from the 1832-1833 first edition. With a Seacome and Prichard Booksellers label to the front pastedowns. Thomas Moore, 1779-1852, remained the best qualified person to write a definitive biography and to edit Byron's poetry. He went diligently in search of materials, and received an abundance of letters and anecdotes from those who had known the poet. The title, Letters and Journals of Lord Byron (1830), distracts attention from the skill with which Moore constructed his portrait. Biography, he told Samuel Rogers, is like dot engraving, made up of little minute points, which must all be attended to, or the effect is lost (Letters, 2. 608, 21 April 1828). Moore did attend to them, and his biography remains indispensable for students of Byron. His edition of the poetry followed in 18323. (DNB)Condition: The bindings are loose in places. Several of the inner hinges are strained. The front inner hinge of volume 16 is very strained and may not hold. There is some wear to the extremities, including somebumping and marks, with fading to the spines. Internally the pages are generally bright with slight browning and the occasional spot and marks, but only prominent to the first and last few pages. There are ink signatures to the front free-endpapers or reverse of the half-title, of most volumes. Overall the condition is good only. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ueber die Befestigung und Vertheidigung grosser Platze [bound with] De la Fortification et de la Defense des Grandes Places.

      G. Reimer [and] J. Correard 1840 [and] 1847, Berlin [and] Paris - 75 pp.; 68 pp. 8vo. Three quarter calf over marbled boards, red morocco label, all edges marbled. Hardback. Illus. with 16 b/w drawings on 2 folding plates. Wittich's original work on fortification and defense with Duparcq's French translation. Each version contains a copy of the single plate [51x45 cm (1840) and 60x48 cm (1847)]. Wittich was a Prussian Artillery Major. Deparcq was Chef de Bataillon of Engineers in the French Army, Professor of the Military Art in the Imperial School of St. Cyr, and considered one of the best military writers of his day. Either version is quite scarce. We could find only 2 copies of the German edition, at the Het Legermuseum and the BL; and 2 of the French, at the BN and Biblioteca Torino. Katalog Bibliothek Koniglich Preussichen grosser Generalstabes (1878), p. 77; Freis, Cat. Lib. USMA, 230. A very good copy with the bookplate of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, Commandery of the State of Illinois on front pastedown, shelf sticker on foot of backstrip, boards rubbed with some loss at one corner, short contemporary notation on rear pastedown. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vases Japonais

      Paris. Box. Very Good Plus. A suite of 23 dazzling color plates of Japanese vases produced with a novel "pochoir"-like process around 1840. Each measures 46.5 by 35.5 cm, and in a small cursive handwritten note on the title page, the prints are described as "aquarelles miniatures", which happens to be the term Beauvalet used for his process. Beauvalet published a book in 1835 entitled "Aquarelle-Miniature Perfectionnee reflets metallique et chatoyans et peintre a l&#39;huile sur velous en six le&#141;ons," and in this book he speaks of a process of mixing watercolors which were to be successively applied to paper in a stencil process -- tantamount to what is now known as pochoir. Whether the procedure described accurately described fully what Beauvalet actually did so that the same effects could be replicated, it is indisputable that Beauvalet managed to achieve an uniquely lustrous effect, with colors and a sheen produced in this and the small body of other works credited to Beauvalet that were unlike anything else being produced at the time, whether through outright painting, start to finish, or any other kind of printing technology. Unlike the best chromolithography, for example, there is a softness to the color, and the tonal gradation is peerless. Notwithstanding the publication of this work, Beauvalet&#39;s process did not catch on. Just like later pochoir, to be done right the process was both labor and skill intensive -- it was not necessarily less demanding than simply traditional painting. And it would appear that even though this work was "printed", not many copies of it were made. Indeed, we have not been able to locate any other copies of this work. Beauvalet did produce two large series of plates using the same process, one consisting of 96 drawings of ancient and Etruscan vases and other objects, made at the behest of Louis Philippe, and a series of drawings of fruits and butterflies for the Empress Marie Louise (the second wife of Napoleon, who after his overthrow, became the Duchess of Parma). This group of Japanese vases was owned by A. M. Plailly, which we know from the small inscription on the title page. Unknown if the set is complete. All the vases are bright and fresh. Light occasional hand soiling to the margins. One minor marginal closed tear. Two plates with darker corner soiling, not coming close to the image (nor within the framing lines). One plate with a large-ish corner loss, also not coming even close to the image. The backs of all the plates have four paste spots, indicating that at one time the suite was matted and framed. Now housed in a modern black cloth box.

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        Souvenir de la Suisse.,

      Zürich, [Dikenmann], um 1840. - 100 Tafeln in Aquatintaradierung Vgl. Thieme/B. IX, 217. - Umfangreiche Zusammenstellung des bekannten Zürcher Malers, Graphikers und Kunstverlegers mit schönen Ansichten von Basel, Bern (4), Chamonix, Chur, Fribourg (2), Genf (3), Glarus, Interlaken, Lausanne, Lindau, Luzern (2), Neuchâtel, Pontresina, Rheinfall, Rorschach, Schwyz, Sitten, Solothurn, St. Gallen, St. Moritz, Thun, Zürich (6) u. a., prächtige Ansichten von Eiger, Mönch und Jungfrau (mehrf.), Gotthardpass, Grimselpass, Montblanc, Matterhorn (2), Rhonegletscher, Rigi (Kulm, Staffel, Klösterli und Kaltbad), Silberhorn, Walensee, Wellhorn u. a. m. - 3 Tafeln mit kl. Wasserfleck im weissen Rand. Sonst bis auf wenige Flecken sauberes Exemplar mit schönen, kräftigen Abdrucken. Einband etwas berieben, Gelenke innen mit Lwd.-Streifen verstärkt. Exlibris. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550 Quer-8°, Leinwand der Zeit mit Deckelblindprägung und goldgepr. Vorderdeckeltitel, Goldschnitt

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        [Opp. 18, 59, 74, 95, 127, 130-133, 135]. A complete collection of sets of parts of all of the string quartets in first and early editions

      1 - Op. 18& 1tes [-6tes] Quartett... 2 Violinen, Viola und Violoncello... 18tes Werk. Wien: Tobias Haslinger [without plate number] [ca. 1840]. & Vl I: 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-12; 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-11; 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-11; 1f. (title), 9; 1f. (title), 9; 1f. (title), 9 pp. & Vl II: 9; 8; 9; 8; 8; 8 pp. & Va: 9; 7; 8; 8; 8; 8 pp. & Vc: 9; 7; 8; 7; 8; 7 pp. & Engraved. Kinsky p. 44. Hoboken 2, 96 and 97. & & "It was to the set of String Quartets, op. 18, that Beethoven turned for the most ambitious single project of his early Vienna years. This set was begun in 1798, composed primarily in 1799 and 1800, and published in 1801 with a dedication to Prince Lobkowitz... All of them essentially accept the usual four-movement structure and all reflect the Viennese Classic style, with an occasional admixture of Italianate melody - perhaps under the influence of Salieri, to whom Beethoven had just dedicated his Sonatas, op. 12." Solomon: Beethoven, p. 101.& & 2 - Op. 59& [Trois Quatuors pour deux Violons, Alto et Violoncello... Oeuvre 59]. [Vienne: Au Bureau des arts et d&#39;industrie A&#39; Pesth chez Schreyvogel & Comp. [PNs 580, 585, 585] [1808]. Vl I: 2ff. (title, dedication to Count Razumovsky), [1] (blank), 2-13; [1] (blank), 2-11; 10 pp. & Vl II: 10; 9; 9 pp. & Va: 10; [1] (blank), 2-9; [1] (blank), 2-10 pp.& Vc: 10; 9; [1] (blank) 2-9 pp. & Engraved. First Edition of the Razumovsky quartets. Kinsky-Halm, p. 141. Dorfmüller, p. 216. Hirsch IV, 299. Hoboken 2, 274. & & "The string quartets of op. 59 so strained the medium, as it was understood in 1806, that they met with resistance from players and audiences alike... Each quartet was supposed to include a Russian melody, for the benefit of the dedicatee Count Razumovsky, the Russian ambassador in Vienna. Here for the first time may be seen Beethoven&#39;s interest in folksong, which was to grow in later years. Folksongs did not much help the first two quartets, but Razumovsky&#39;s notion came to superb fruition in the third, where Beethoven gave up the idea of incorporating pre-existing tunes and instead wrote the haunting A minor Andante in what he must have conceived to be a Russian idiom." TNG Vol. 2, p. 383. & & 3 - Op. 74& Quatuor pour Deux Violons, Viola et Violoncelle composé et dédié à Son Altesse le Prince Regnant de Lobkowitz Duc de Raudnitz... Oeuv. 74. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel [PN] 1609 [1810]. & Vl I: [1] (title), [2] (blank), 3-11 pp. & Vl II: 7 pp. & Vla: 7 pp. & Vc: 7 pp. & Engraved. First German edition, second issue, published very shortly after the Clementi edition (see Del Mar: Beethoven&#39;s String Quartets op. 74 op. 95 Critical Commentary, pp. 14-15). Kinsky p. 198; Hirsch IV, 320; Dorfmüller-Weinhold p. 220; Hoboken 2, 333 (all citing the Breitkopf edition as the first). & & Often referred to as the "harp" quartet; the name derives from the pizzicato effects in the first movement. & & 4 - Op. 95& Elftes Quartett für zwey Violinen, Bratsche und Violoncelle Seinem Freunde dem Herrn Hofsekretär Nik. Zmeskall von Domanovetz ... 95tes Werk. Wien: S.A. Steiner und Comp. [PN S. et C. 2580] [1816]. & Vl. I: 1f. (title, v. blank), [1] (publisher&#39;s announcement dated February 1816), 2-9 pp. & Vl II: [1] (blank), 2-9 pp. & Vla: [1] (blank), 2- 9 pp. & Vc: [1] (blank), 2-9 pp. & Engraved. First Edition, variant issue (distinguished by the presence of a diminuendo sign in measure 21 and a crescendo sign in measure 22 in the third movement of the second violin part). Del Mar P 1-1/2, p. 17. Kinsky-Halm p. 268. Hirsch IV, 355. Dorfmüller-Weinhold p. 224. Hoboken 2, 409. & & "The Quartets in Eb and F minor were written about a year apart, then: an appreciable span of time, by Beethoven&#39;s earlier standards. But on this occasion, nothing of first importance appears to have occupied him in between. There would seem to be every reason to consider the two quartets together, in the same way that we naturally group together the six quartets, Op. 18, or the three of Op. 59. Indeed, the two share certain technical proclivities - in the attitude toward sonata form, for example, and toward the key sequence of movements - and both exhibit a poise and control that mark a decided advance over the earlier period (or sub-period). Nonetheless, between the two there is a cleavage in aesthetic stance unlike anything that differentiates the "Razumovsky" Quartets from one another. The Eb Quartet is an open, unproblematic, lucid work of consolidation, like some others written at this time. The F minor Quartet is an involved, impassioned, highly idiosyncratic piece, problematic in every one of its movements, advanced in a hundred ways. One work looks backward, perhaps, the other forward. Or to put it better, one work looks outward, the other inward. It would be hard to imagine any composer grouping these antipodes together as a single opus." Kerman: The Beethoven Quartets, p. 156. & & We would like to thank Dr. Jonathan Del Mar for his kind assistance in the identification of this issue. & & 5 - Op. 127& Quatuor pour deux Violons, Alto et Violoncelle composé et dédié à Son Altesse Monseigneur le Prince Nicolas Galitzin... Oeuvre 127. Mayence: les fils de B. Schott [PN] 2351 [March 1826]. & Vl I: 1f. (title, v. blank), [1] (blank), 2-13 pp. & Vl II: [1] (title), 2-12 pp. Va: [1] (title), 2-11 pp. & Vc: [1] (title), 2-11 pp. & Title lithographed, music engraved. First Edition. Kinsky-Halm p. 385. Hirsch IV, 399. Dorfmüller-Weinhold p. 232. Hoboken 2, 510. Schott also published this work in Paris at about the same time. & & 6 - Op. 130& Troisième Quatuor pour 2 Violons, Alte & Violoncelle des Quatuors composés et dediés A Son Altesse Monseigneur le Prince Nicolas de Galitzin... Oeuvre 130... Ecrit et piquire par A. Kurka. Vienne: Maths. Artaria [PN M.A. 871] [May 1827]. Vl I: [1] (title), 2-15 pp.& Vl II: 13 pp. & Va: 11 pp., with manuscript overpaste to page 7 & Vc: 11 pp. & Engraved throughout. Small oval publisher&#39;s blindstamp to lower margins. Binder&#39;s holes to inner margin. First Edition variant, with music commencing on verso of title to first violin part. Kinsky-Halm p. 395 (describing another printing with blank verso to title). Hirsch IV, 403. Hoboken 2, 516. & & 7 - Op. 131& Grand Quatuor En Ut dièze mineur pour deux Violons alto et Violoncelle composé et dédié à Son Excellence Monsieur Le Baron de Stutterhiem... Oeuvre 131. Mayence: les fils de B. Schott [PN] 2628 [June 1827]. & Vl I: 1f. (title, v. blank), 13 pp.& Vl II: [1] (title), 2-13 pp. & Va: [1] (title), 2-13 pp. Vc: [1] (title), 2-13 pp. & Lithographic titles, music engraved. First Edition. Kinsky-Halm p. 399. Hirsch IV, 405. Dorfmüller-Weinhold p. 233. 8 - Op. 132& Quatuor pour 2 Violons, Alto & Violoncelle Composé & Dédié à Son Altesse Monseigneur le Prince Nicolas de Galitzin... Oeuvre posthume. Oeuv 132. No. 12 des Quatuors. Berlin: Ad. Mt. Schlesinger... Paris: Maurice Schlesinger [PN] 1443 [Sept. 1827]. & Vl I: [1] (title), [2]-[3] (blank), 4-19 pp.& Vl II: [1] (title), 2-15 pp.& Va: [1] (title), 2-15 pp. Vc: [1] (title), 2-15 pp. & Engraved throughout. Small oval publisher&#39;s stamp to lower corners of title. First Edition. Kinsky-Halm p. 402. Hirsch IV, 407. Dorfmüller-Weinhold p. 233. Hoboken 2, 521. & & 9 - Op. 133& Grande Fugue tantôt libre, tantôt recherché 2 Violons, Alte & Violoncelle. Dediée avec les plus profonde vénération A Son Altesse Imperiale et Royale Eminentissime Monseigneur le Cardinal Rodolphe... Oeuvre 133. Vienne: Math. Artaria [PN M.A. 877] [May 1827]. & Vl I: [1] (title), [2] (blank), 3- 10 pp.& Vl II: [1] (blank), 9 pp.& Va: [1] (blank), 2-9 pp.& Vc: [1] (blank), 2-9 pp. & Engraved throughout. First Edition. Kinsky-Halm p. 405. Hirsch IV, 409. Dorfmüller-Weinhold p. 234. Hoboken 2, 524. & & 10 - Op. 135& Quatuor pour 2 Violons Alto & Violoncelle Composé & dédié à son ami Johann Wolfmeier... Oeuvre posthume. Oeuv. 135. No. 17 des Quatuors. Berlin: Ad. Mt. Schlesinger... Paris: Maurice Schlesinger [PN] 1444] [Sept. 1827]. & Vl I: 1f. (title, v. blank), [2] (blank), 2-11 pp.& Vl II: 1f. (title, v. blank), 9 pp. & Va: 1f. (title, v. blank), 9 pp.& Vc: [1] (title), 2-8 pp. & Engraved throughout. With printed initials "FJ" to lower right corner of title, possibly those of the engraver. First Edition. Kinsky-Halm p. 410. Hirsch IV, 412. Dorfmüller-Weinhold p. 234. Hoboken 2, 528. & & "[The late period quartets] carry not merely the string quartet but the art of music into new regions. Studies of them and commentaries on them are innumerable; like Hamlet they will never yield up their last secrets or admit of a &#39;final&#39; solution. They are inexhaustible and all that can be done here is to indicate in what ways they advance the frontiers of the art of music. The first to be completed (in 1824), and the only one published during Beethoven&#39;s lifetime, was the E flat, Op. 127. Then came the A minor, Op. 132, and the B flat, Op. 130 (but with the afterwards separated Grosse Fuge, Op. 133, as its finale) (both 1825), the C sharp minor, Op. 131, the F major, Op. 135, and the present finale of Op. 130 (all in 1826). The immediate impulse to their composition may have been given by a commission from another quartet-playing Russian nobleman, the Prince &#39;von Galitzin&#39; (more accurately &#39;Golitsïn) to whom Opp. 127, 130, and 132 are dedicated... Beethoven&#39;s deafness and consequent spiritual isolation combined with certain specifically musical factors to make many things in the last quartets incomprehensible to contemporaries and not easily comprehensible to later generations." Abraham: The Age of Beethoven 1790-1830, Vol. VIII of The New Oxford History of Music, pp. 295- 296. & & An important collection. & & Four volumes. Folio. 19th century quarter cloth with marbled boards, titling gilt to spines and upper boards. Each part with collection number stamped to upper outer margin throughout. 19th century thematic index to Volume I. With neat performance markings in pencil to first violin parts throughout and occasional additional markings in pencil and red crayon to other parts. & & Binding slightly worn, rubbed and bumped. Occasional foxing and wear. In very good condition overall.

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        Comedies et Proverbes

      Paris - Charpentier, 1840 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. FIRST EDITIONLeather bound copy with gilt titles to spine and marbled paper covered boards. Text is in French. The firstcollection of Alfred de Musset&#39;s comedy plays which includes;Andre del SartoLorenzaccioLes Caprices de MarianneFantasioOn ne badine pas avec l&#39;amourLa nuit venitienneLa Quenouille de BarberineLe ChandelierIl ne faut jurer de RienUn CapriceAlfred Louis Charles de Musset-Pathay (December 11, 1810 May 2, 1857) was a French dramatist, poet, and novelist. Along with his poetry, he is known for writing La Confession d&#39;un enfant du sicle (The Confession of a Child of the Century, autobiographical) from 1836. Condition: The binding is tight and firm and both covers are firmly attached. The inner hinges are slightly strained but holding. There is some mild wear to the extremities including some rubbing to the edges. Internally the book is generally clean and bright throughout apart from some mild spots in places and some spotting and age toning to the front and rear pages only. There is a copperplate signature to a front black end paper. Overall the book is in very good condition..

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        A SKETCH OF THE HISTORY AND TOPOGRAPHY OF WEST POINT AND THE U.S. MILITARY ACADEMY.

      Henry Perkins 1840 - Racine College; West Point; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; (WEST POINT). PARK, ROSWELL. A Sketch of the History and Topography of West Point and the U. S. Military Academy. Philadelphia: Henry Perkins, 1840. First Edition. 12mo, original dark brown cloth with embossed spine lettering and small designs printed in gilt, 140 pages, lacking folded map at front. Binding still nice with brief wear, some rubbing to spine gilt, text tight, mild foxing, few minor marginal dampstains. Sabin 58634.Personal copy of Henry M. Prentiss, Class of 1831, with subsequent ink ownership signatures and notations by other family members. Park (the author) , was an 1831 classmate of Prentiss, and entered the Corps of Engineers. He resigned his commission in 1836, and later was a professor of chemistry and natural philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania before founding Racine College in 1852. Prentiss left the Army in 1835 and moved to Maine where he was a prominent attorney for decades. Laid in gift card. Unusually nice copy. Scarce ; 0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Reelected Whig Congressman Millard Fillmore free franks an address leaf to his law partner and future Whig Mayor of Buffalo, S.G. Haven, as they look forward to the inauguration of America?s first Whig President, William Henry Harrison

      Free Frank Signed ?M. Fillmore / M.C.? on 5.25? x 3? panel of an address leaf, circular black postmark ?WASHINGTON CITY DEC 26.? Addressed by Fillmore to ?S.G. Haven Esq. / Buffalo / N.York.? Manuscript docket, most probably by Haven, on folded over portion ?M Fillmore Letter / Recd December 31, 1840.? Two light vertical folds on address panel. Fine condition. In November, Whig Congressman Fillmore had been reelected and General William Henry Harrison was elected the first Whig President of the United States. Whig Solomon G. Haven (1810-1861), partner in the law firm of Fillmore, Hall & Haven, later served as Mayor of Buffalo (1846-1847) and as a Member of Congress (1851-1857).

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