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        Pl. 420 American Anhinga Snake Bird The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories

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

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        Gesamtansicht über den Rhein aus einer Laube von der Mehlemer Aue auf Königswinter.

      . gouachierte u. eiweißgehöhte Lithographie v. C. Hohe b. Henry & Cohen in Bonn, um 1840, 23,5 x 30,5. (Romantisches Godesberg, S. 48) (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        "Vue d'Interlacken et d'Unterseen. Vers la Jungfrau". Gesamtansicht über die Aare, rechts Unterseen, im Hintergrund Bergpanorama.

      . Altkol. Lithographie, um 1840, 36 x 55 cm.. Prächtige Panorama-Ansicht mit ländlicher Staffage. - Alt auf getuschte Einfassungslinie geschnitten. Mit der gedruckten Titelei auf dunkelgrünen Karton montiert. - Sehr feines Altkolorit.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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      New York & Philadelphia: Audubon and J.B.Chevalier, 1840-1844.. Seven volumes. 500 handcolored lithographed plates after Audubon by W.E. Hitchcock, R. Trembley, and others, printed by J.T. Bowen of Philadelphia (plates 1-135, 151- 500) or George Endicott of New York (plates 136-150); numerous wood-engraved anatomical figures in text. Royal octavo. Half titles. Period half black morocco and marbled boards, spines gilt. Spines a bit rubbed. Scattered foxing, generally to the tissue guards and text. Else very good. The first octavo edition of "Audubon's Great National Work." This is the first complete edition and the first American edition. The work is one of the "most beautiful, popular, and important natural history books published in America in the nineteenth century...[also] representing the best of pre-Civil War American lithography and giving Audubon the opportunity finally to display his scholarship and genius to a large American audience for the first time" (Ron Tyler). The plates, here accompanied by the text for the first time, were reduced and variously modified from the Havell engravings in the double elephant folio. Seven new species are figured, and seventeen others, previously described in the ORNITHOLOGICAL BIOGRAPHY but not illustrated, were also shown for the first time. Audubon may have been prompted to publish the reduced version of his double elephant folio by the appearance in 1839 of John Kirk Townsend's rival ORNITHOLOGY OF THE UNITED STATES; or, as he writes in the introduction to the present work, he may have succumbed to public demand and his wish that a work similar to his large work should be published, but "at such a price, as would enable every student or lover of nature to place it in his Library." The first edition of the octavo work is certainly the most famous and accessible of all American color plate books, and now represents the only realistic opportunity that exists for collectors to own an entire collection of Audubon images in a form that was overseen and approved by the great artist himself. The octavo BIRDS OF AMERICA was originally issued in 100 parts, each containing five plates executed by the Philadelphia lithographer, J.T. Bowen. The whole story of the production of the book, with detailed information about every aspect of the project, is told by Ron Tyler in AUDUBON'S GREAT NATIONAL WORK (Austin, 1993). The story Tyler tells of the difficulties of production and marketing are revealing of the whole world of color printing in mid- 19th-century America. By combining detailed text with careful observations next to his famous images, Audubon proved that he was as good a scientific naturalist as the members of the scientific establishment who had scorned him. BENNETT, p.5. NISSEN 51. SABIN 2364. McGRATH, p.50. REESE, STAMPED WITH A NATIONAL CHARACTER 34. RIPLEY 13. ZIMMER, p.22. Ron Tyler, AUDUBON'S GREAT NATIONAL WORK (1993), Appendix I. WOOD, p.208.

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        DIe Huldigung.

      . altgouachierte Lithographie v. Th. Hosemann n. Begas b. Sachse & Co., 1840, 38,5 x 49,9. In leuchtenden Farben altgouachiertes Blatt zum Huldigungs - Fest der Ritterschaft der Provinz Brandenburg 1840. - Äußerst dekoratives und Blatt Theodor Hosemanns ( Brieger S.138, Nr. 52 ). - Kleiner Knick und rasierter Stermpel unten rechts außerhalb der Darstellung, im Rand leicht fleckig. Die Darstellung sauber und farbfrisch. - Sehr selten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Collection of ten original watercolors showing various falcons.

      Probably Scandinavia, c. 1840.. Various sizes, c. 14 x 22 cm to c. 20 x 25 cm. Mounted on backing paper.. Ten finely pen-and-ink drawings of different falcons in various poses, all captioned and vividly watercoloured by a mid-19th-century artist. Includes the Saker Falcon, Iceland Falcon, Greenland Falcon, Merlin, Lanner Falcon, Norway Falcon etc. - Well preserved.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        "Ansicht der Stadt Straubing, von der Pülmes-Seite". Gesamtansicht.

      . Aquarell von F. Xaver Mayer, um 1840, 15,5 x 24,5 cm.. Hübsche Aquarell mit fein ausgearbeiteter Stadtansicht. - Im Himmel rechts oben geschlossenes Löchlein. Im Ganzen leicht gebräunt. In altem Holzrahmen mit Goldstoß.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Gesamtans., "Ansicht der Stadt und des Schlosses Allstedt".

      . Lithographie, um 1840, 31,5 x 44. Seltenes Blatt. Blick von einer Anhöhe auf die Stadt, rechts das Schloß. - Zahlr. Wurmlöcher althinterlegt.

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        Exposition of the Science of Galvanism and Electro - Magnetism

      [Philadelphia], ca. 1840. First Separate Edition ? Orig. blue paste paper bds.. A fine copy. 8vo., There are several text illus.. A scarce tract. Appended to the main text are two other papers by Hare : A brief Account of the Theory of Ampere; An Examination of the Question ... of Mechanical Electricity. Hare also included a preface: To the Students (not noted by Gartrell) that is a most interesting account of the development of electrical studies as an adjunct to chemistry and chemical instruction at the Univ. of Penn. . See Gartrell # 767; absent from Cole.

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        Chiesa dei SS. Apostoli Pietro e Paolo: onde nel terzo convegno Pio IV mosse la Processione solenne verso la Cattedrale per continuare l’impresa del Concilio.

      Monauni, Trento. 1840 - Litografia di cm 25,5x31,5 Buono, ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo.

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

      James Madden & Co., London 1840 - Volume I: xxxiv, [1] 288 pp. Numerous b/w illustrs. Folding map. Volume II: xviii, [1] 304 pp. b/w illustrs. Original blind stamped publishers cloth, rebacked/restored. (see photos) Polack's follow-up publication to his "Narrative of Travels", 1838. "The favourable reception given by the public to my Narrative of Travels and Adventures in New Zealand, has induced me to present in like manner, a more systematic description of the manners, customs, habits, and usages of the singularly interesting people, comprising its inhabitants, at a time when general attention is fixed on that country, as offering an emporium for industry, capital and commerce." (from page one of the preface) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dale Cournoyer Books]
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        A New Topographical Map of the Country in the Vicinity of London, Describing All the New Improvements, Metropolitan Boroughs and Parish Boundaries.

      London: James Wyld c 1840 - Map dimensions 82 x 82 cm, overall 84 x 85.5 cm. Folding map of London showing the extents from Edmonton down to Mitcham and Plumstead across to Chiswick, original colour in block and outline marking out the county and municipal boundaries, parks and bodies of water, the railways are indicated in red and a circular line marks the extents of the Twopenny Post, dissected into 28 sections and mounted on linen, marbled paper to the folded end sections, one with a slightly later ownership inscription, diced brown cloth slipcase with a publisher's label to the upper board. The slipcase a little worn, but sound, save for some minor toning to the paper the map is in very good condition. Cf. Howgego, 250, this an intermediary issue with Wyld described as "Geographer to Her Majesty" and other revisions, but with the dedication to Queen Victoria. Faden first published the map in 1810, it was subsequently updated and republished at regular intervals up to the 1860's.

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      Venice, Giuseppe Kier, circa 1840.FIRST EDITION circa 1840, large oblong 4to, approximately 310 x 415 mm, 12¼ x 17½ inches, lithographed title page with hand - coloured vignette, 9 of 12 hand - coloured lithographed plates, title page and plate captions in Italian and French, publisher's cloth - backed light green boards with lithographed title in Italian and French and repeat of title vignette on upper cover. Spine very slightly faded and very slightly worn at head and tail,boards slightly worn along edges, upper and lower cover lightly soiled, trace of removal of small label in top corner of upper cover, front end paper slightly creased, inner paper hinge partly cracked, 1 plate slightly foxed in the margins, another faintly foxed in lower margin, 4 plates slightly rippled in top margin, some tissue guards slightly creased and / or slightly foxed. Plates present: Piazza di San Marco; Basilica di San Marco; Interno della Chiesa di San Marco; Piazzetta di San Marco; Corte del Palazzo Ducale; S.S. Giovanni e Paolo; Il Ponte di Rialto; Palazzo Foscari; L'Arsenale. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. Further images on request. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Leçons de géométrie appliquée aux arts, professées a Versailles.

      by the author, Versailles 1840 - Folio, 244 pp. Script in black ink on plain paper, numerous geometric drawings in ink at inner margin. Contemporary half green calf with spine lettered and decorated in gilt. ---- Original book manuscript in a neat hand for the second edition of the Lecons, which was published in 1841 by Dufaure. Lacroix (1795-1875) was professor of applied geometry at Versailles. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Rayons et les Ombres. Oeuvres complètes de Victor Hugo, Poésie, VII. -

      Delloye 1840 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-8 389 pp. Reliure demi-chagrin vert. Dos à faux nerfs ornés de filets dorés et de filets à froid. Tranches mouchetées. Intérieur très propre. En bon état. EDITION ORIGINALE. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Probate copy of Commissioner Bigge's will [d. 1843]

      York, 1840. Manuscript in ink on parchment, 525 x 690 mm, with probate documents and seal; in fine condition, original folds. Commissioner Bigge and his painting of the native dog of nsw. Original probate copy of Commissioner Bigge's final will of 1840 (made three years before his death), here probated, signed and sealed in York in 1845. An austere and difficult figure, Bigge had died alone in London following an accident at the Grosvenor Hotel; he was buried as his will here shows that he required, 'without ceremony or superfluous expense'. John Thomas Bigge had been one of the most controversial visitors to New South Wales in the early colonial period, effectively bringing down Macquarie's government when he played Sir John Kerr to Macquarie's Whitlam during the colony's greatest and grandest early expansion. Bigge's Commission of Enquiry into the transportation system proved in fact a systematic London-promoted assault on Macquarie's administration of New South Wales that ultimately forced the governor's resignation. Bigge was also sometime Chief Judge of Trinidad as well as Commissioner of Enquiry to the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope. He died a man of some means, making bequests of about twenty-five thousand pounds in cash as well as properties in Ludgate Hill and Little Bridge Street, London. His will shows his connection to an elite band of colonial administrators, with cash bequests to some of his former colleagues including the former governor of Antigua, and one of the judges of Trinidad. To his sister-in-law Mrs Hanway Bigge he leaves 'the Mahogany Press that was made for me in the island of Mauritius'. Of particular interest is his bequest to his friend Lord Colborne of Berkeley Square of a 'picture which I caused to be drawn of the native dog of New South Wales'. Who did he cause to make the picture? And was the specific bequest of a picture of a dingo to be a wry joke from beyond the grave? The dingo had been known in England from the 1790s when Governor Phillip had arranged for a live specimen to be delivered to the Earl of Salisbury at Hatfield House.

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        Dargestellt sind die Fünf Sinne und ein Schäfer und eine Schäferin als Brautpaar. Insgesamt sechs Darstellungen in ornamentaler Umrahmung auf drei Blatt.

      . Kolorierte Lithographien von Nichol nach Watteau, um 1840, 27 x 45 cm.. 1. "The Alliance". Ein Schäfer mit einem Wein umrankten Stab reicht seiner Braut die Hand. In der ornamentalen Umrahmung der Brautstrauß und der Ehering. - 2. "Sight". Eine Junge Frau mit Korb geht kokett lächelnd an einem Jüngling vorbei. - 3. "Smell". Zwei Jünglinge an einem Baum sitzend. 4. "Hearing". Ein Jüngling beim Gitarrenspiel. - 5. "Taste". Ein Jüngling mit Trauben am Hut und einer Weinranke als Schärpe probiert Wein. - 6. "Touch". Zwei Jünglinge und eine junge Frau beim Blindekuh spielen. - Reizende Darstellungen in dekorativer Rahmung.

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        The Shooting Party - Ranton Abbey

      [London] 1840 - Mixed-method engraving, coloured by hand, by William Henry Simmons. A fine image recalling one of the first great Victorian shooting estates. Ranton Abbey estate in Staffordshire, England, was owned by the Earl of Lichfield. In the early part of the rich 19th-century, landowners vied with each other to create preserves for game, improve their coverts and produce ever large bags at shooting parties. The Earl spent large sums of money on improving his estate and during the 1830s held a series of great shooting parties which made Ranton a centre for Liberal sporting hospitality. Sir Francis Grant often shot with the Earl and the original from which this print is taken still hangs in the present Earl of Lichfield's house at Shugborough. The people pictured include the first Earl of Lichfield, Lord Melbourne, then Prime Minister, Lord Sefton and the Earl of Uxbridge. Sir Francis Grant was largely self-taught, primarily through imitating Velazquez. His early works were primarily to do with fox hunting, but, as demonstrated here, he had an exceptional capacity for portraiture. He painted an equestrian portrait of Lord Melbourne and Queen Victoria and this proved to be the beginning of an enormously successful career painting portraits of most of Britain's most prominent men and women, including the Royal family and several prime ministers, Siltzer p.131.

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        Friedrich I. empfängt die Erbhuldigung der Landstände zu Berlin 1417.

      . altgouachierte Lithographie v. Mittag n. Hopfgarten b. Sachse & Co., 1840, 33,2 x 42,9. Friedrich I. Kurfürst von Brandenburg ( 1371 - 1440 ) mit seiner Gattin in rotem Ornat mit Hermelinbesatz. - In leuchtenden Farben altgouachiertes Blatt zum Huldigungs - Fest der Ritterschaft der Provinz Brandenburg 1840. - Der untere Rand minimal staubrandig. - Äußerst dekoratives Blatt. Selten.

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        Friedrich I. (Königsberg 11. 07. 1657 - 25. 02. 1713 Berlin). König von Preussen. Sohn von Friedrich Wilhelm und Luise Henriette von Oranien. Nach dem Tod seines Vaters wurde er 1688 Kurfürst von Brandenburg. 1696 gründete er die Academie der Mal-, Bild- und Baukunst, 1700 die Kurfürstlich-Brandenburgische Societät der Wissenschaften, die spätere Akademie der Wissenschaften, deren erster Präsident Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz wurde. Am 18.01.1701 krönte Friedrich I. sich in Königsberg selbst zum König von Preussen. Dieser Tag gilt als Gründungsdatum Preussens. Friedrich I. war der erste brandenburgische Kurfürst, der den Königstitel Preussens trug.

      . altgouachierte Lithographie v. Mittag n. Hopfgarten b. Sachse & Co., 1840, 33,3 x 40,2. Friedrich I. mit Gemahlin stehend im Krönungsornat mit langem Hermelinmantel. - In leuchtenden Farben altgouachiertes Blatt zum Huldigungs - Fest der Ritterschaft der Provinz Brandenburg 1840. - Kleiner hinterlegter Einriss unten. Leicht angestaubt und fleckig. - Äußerst dekoratives Blatt. Selten.

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        Souvenirblatt, Gesamtans. umgeben von 14 Teilansichten, "Erinnerung an Cannstadt's Umgebungen".

      . Stahlstich v. Gerstner n. Keller b. Ebner in Stgt., um 1840, 12 x 18. Schefold, Nr. 8855. - Das Mittelbild zeigt den Ort Berg bei Stuttgart. Die Randansichten zeigen: Gasthof zur schönen Aussicht, Schwefelquelle, Kirche in Berg, Quelle in der Kunstmühle, Gasthof zum Waldhorn, Neckar Bad, Kirche in Wangen, Capelle auf dem Rothenberg, Mineralquelle auf der Insel, Quelle im Koch's Bad, Hafen bei Cannstadt, Uff Kirche, Ruine bei Hofen, Kochs-Bad Anstalten. - Rückseitig der Stempel der Firma G. Ebner.

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        "Das Haus von Eisen in Gratz".

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

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        Kupfer zu Dupins Reise nach Grossbritannien. Tafelband mit 10 + 15 Tafeln.

      ca. 1840.. 25 großformatige Tafeln mit zahlreichen Skizzen von Militärgeräten und Brückenkonstruktionen in Grossbritannien. Fol.-Querformat, Pappband mit Titelschild und Signaturschildern, Einband stärker berieben. Gutes Exemplar, sehr selten (Die RUHR.Antiquaria 2014 findet am 9. November in Wattenscheid statt; näheres unter

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        Meran von Wege nach Obermais

      1840 ca., Merano 1840 - Bella e rara veduta di Merano, di mm 142x212, contorniata da 12 piccole vedute di mm 62x92 cd. Meran - Schloss Winkel mit Obermais - Hofers haus in Passeier - Botzen - Lebemberg bei Meran - Fragsburg bei Meran - Hoch- Eppan bei Botzen - Runkelstein bei Botzen - Turnestein bei Meran - Schloss Tirol bei Meran - zenoberg bei Meran - Schloss Schoena bei Meran . Colorata e molto decorativa mm 327x458

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        Frohburg und seine Hauptgebäude." Sammelbild mit Gesamtansicht umgeben von 11 Teilansichten

      Lithographie von Renner und Ketzschau nach Häbler bei Schmidt, Dresden um 1840. 23.5x34 cm. - Die Teilansichten zeigen: Schule, Schlosshof, Schloss, Bornsche Mühle, Pfarrhaus, Luther-Eiche, Jägerhaus, Markt, Schiesshaus, Friedhof, Stadtkirche.

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        Star Spangled Banner

      Baltimore Geo. Willig Jr. 1840 - An Early Baltimore Broadside Imprint of "The Star Spangled Banner" [KEY, Francis Scott]. [SMITH, John Stafford, composer]. The Star Spangled Banner. Baltimore: Geo. Willig Jr., [n.d.c.a 1839-1841]. An very early Baltimore imprint of the score of the National Anthem. Two folio leaves, each with printing on recto and verso blank. (13 x 9 3/8 inches; 333 x 238 mm). With an engraved scene below the title of and artillery firing scene with a twelve-star flag and ships in the background. This engraveing as well as the title have been carefully hand-colored in a contemporary hand. Edges of leaves with some professional restoration and some very small chips and creases. A few spots and light toning. Overall a very good copy of this important piece of American history. This Geo. Willig Jr. Imprint is printed from the plates of the John Cole edition of 1825, with the only change being the publisher's name. It even retains the the plate number "152" on both leaves. These editions are Carr-type editions, being they are copies from the Carr "New Edition" of 1821, with the changes that the music is redivided from the original 6/4 into 3/4 time and the flute arrangement has been excluded. Carr being the publisher of the original edition of the "Star Spangled Banner" set to music. (Muller, 7) According to Muller "The knowledge that this edition was published between 1839 ti 1841 may be derived from the following facts. Cole retired from business in 1839, at which time he sold his stock to F.D. Benteen and others. Willig apparently acquired the plates for the "Star Spangled Banner," which he reprinted, retaining the Cole plate number and substituting his own imprint. A copy in the writer's collection with the signature "Catherine Ingersole, October 9th, 1841." serves as evidence that the publication was not issued after 1841." (Muller, 13). As in the Cole edition, the words "was" and "still" are transposed on like six. And the word "Broad" is eliminated in front of "Stripes" on line three. "Francis Scott Key's poem, inspired by the sight of the United States flag flying defiantly over Fort McHenry after the British attack in September 1812, was set to John Stafford Smith's 1770s melody "To Anacreon in Heaven." The tune, originally with words by Ralph Tomlinson, was composed for the Anacreontic Society, a British music club that held its meetings at the Crown and Anchor Tavern in the Strand. Not until 1931 was "The Star Spangled Banner" declared the nation's official anthem by an act of Congress. Note the misspelling of patriotic in the subtitle in this first edition, one of only a handful of surviving copies." (The Morgan Library). BAL 11081 (Section 4, Baltimore reprints). Howes. Muller 13. Streeter. HBS 66833. $2,500

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

      Washington, D.C.: Blair and Rives. Hardcover. 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. . Fair. 1840. First Edition.

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        Sicillienne. Paris (um 1840). 55 x 40 mm. 4 Bll., mit 2 (ganzs.) lithogr. Tanzszenen, Goldschnitt, sibergepr. Schildpattdeckeln mit Relief v. 2 Tauben im Oval am VDeckel mit Stiftlaschen u. Samtrücken, sowie orig. Bleistift u. Seidenvorsätze.

      . . Siehe Bondy S.132f.- Die Tanzdarstellungen zeigen Tanzpaare beim "Sicilienne" u. "Schotich"; die angeführten Tänze (Valse, Contredanse, Mazurka, Galop) jew. mit 6 num Zeilen zum Eintragen der voraussichtlichen Tanzpartner.- Nachsatz mit hs. Eintragungen, Ebd. etw. angestaubt.# Very rare French ball book with 2 lithographed illustrations of dancing couples.- In original condition with pencil.-

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        St. Goar Oberwesel / Rheinland Pfalz Panorama von St. Goar und den Ruinen ...

      ca. 1840. Motivmass: 11,6x44,4 Blattmass: 21,6x56,5 Stahlstich Altkoloriert.

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        SOMMERHAUSEN/ Main: Gesamtansicht; um 1840, Lithographie, koloriert, sehr selten, 14x19 cm

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        Hempstead Long Island Land Patent from Governor Thomas Dongan to John West for land purchased from Native Americans [with] Deed from Native Americans to John West

      Very good overall. A circa 1840 copy of the original 1683 patent for the purchase of land in Hempstead NY "a certaine tract or parcel of land scituate, lying and being within the said province on the east side of a certaine necke or point of land commonly called and knowne by the name of Cow Neck", dated March 28, 1683. The land is described as "being butted and bounded as aforesaid containing nine hundred thirty one acres and halfe and thirty two rodds, togather with all and singular houses, edifices, and buildings thereupon, trees, timber, woods and underwoods, .... ffishing, hawking, hunting and ffowling, with the Sandy Beach thereto adjoining ...". The patent ends with the name 'Thomas Dongan', and a note on the part of the clerk: "Copied from Book of Patents No. 5, page Sec of State's office by H. G. Onderdonk". [Horatio Gates Onderdonk]& & Just below the patent and Thomas Dongan's name, is a thin rule separating the patent from the copy of the deed. The first lines of the deed read: "The following Indian deed of sale Recorded for Mr. John West the 28th day of March 1683. To all Christian people to whom this present writing shall come Tackickpaeuwwsin, Sachem Opassom his Sonne, Saeckickpaew, Mannamopeck, Samawan, another of the said Sachems Sonns, and Metockcorongoe, all Indians, true and rightful owners and proprietors of the land on the east side of Cow Neck and other lands on Long Island, send Greeting. Know yee that for and in consideration of the sume of six shillings, currant silver money to them the said Indians in hand payed before the sealeing and delivery hereof, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged ..." At the bottom of the deed on the left are the names of the witnesses: "Antho. Brockholls, Frederick Flipson, N. Bayard, only Opassom the Indian not present". As Interpreters "Andrew Meyer, & the mark of Jeffery : W : Interpreter." At the right side are listed the names of the Native Americans, with their marks, mostly Xs. The note of the clerk, at the very bottom: "copied from Book of Patents, No. 5, page 67". & & On back, notes read “Copy of Patent from Gov Thomas Dongan to John West dated March 4, 1684, and also copy of deed from the Indians to John West dated March 28 1683 of Wests Patent." Folio, written on two sides of lined paper, three original folds, 7 3/4 x 12 1/2". 1" closed split on middle fold. With additional notes in red ink reading "preserve with care".

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        National Galaxy, or, Portraits and Biographies of all the Presidents of the United States

      Boston: J Greenleaf, 1840 First Edition. A good copy with some light toning and spotting to the margins. b'dside.. There are 8 steel engraved portraits of presidents. A handsome broadside of the presidents through van Buren with biographies of each beneath their portraits. What is unique about the item is that the portraits, engraved by Dearborn, were printed separately and then mounted in the proper place on the printed broadside sheet. This enabled the publisher to achieve a life like image of the subjects far superior to woodblock engravings. The broadside meas. 21.5 x 28.5 inches.

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        Mordet paa Maskinbygger Roolfsen. (Kriminalanekdot fra Kongsberg). En original Fortælling af M. C. Hansen. (Særskildt aftrykt af Maanedsskriftet "Norske Læsefrugter").

      Christiania, Paa H. T. Winhers Forlag, 1840. 88 s. Priv. rødt helsjirtingbd. u. titteltrykk

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        Voyage Autor Du Monde

      \"The Most Important Book On California During Its Mexican Regime\"DU PETIT-THOUARS, Abel Aubert. Voyage Autor Du Monde. Sur La Fr??gate La V??nus, Pendant Les Ann??es 1836-1839, Publi?? Par Ordre Du Roi, Sous Les Auspices Du Ministre De La Marine... Paris: Gide, 1840-[1843].First edition. Four octavo text volumes (9 1/8 x 5 7/8 inches; 233 x 150 mm) and a folio atlas (21 3/8 x 14 7/8 inches; 536 x 377 mm). [2, blank], [8], xliv, 402, [2, blank]; [2, blank], [8], 464, [2, blank]; [2, blank], [8], 490, [2, blank]; [2, blank], [8], 178, [8 ads], [2, blank]; [4, blank], [4], 3, [3, blank] pp. Text volumes with numerous tables, seven of which are folding. Volume four with a folding map. Atlas complete with sixty-eight plates, fourteen of which are beautifully hand-colored and twenty-four which are tinted. The rest are black and white. One of which is a map. All plates with tissue guards. Eight pages of publisher\'s advertisements for M. Dumont-d\'Urville\'s Voyage au pole sud bound in at the end of volume IV.Text volumes- Contemporary quarter brown calf over marbled boards. Spines lettered in gilt and stamped in blind and gilt. Marbled endpapers. Edges speckled brown. Spines lightly rubbed and corners a bit bumped. Some very light foxing throughout. A three inch closed tear to the folding map in volume IV. Atlas- Contemporary quarter black polished calf over blue cloth. Rebacked preserving original spine. Spine stamped and lettered in gilt. Front board with armorial gilt stamp. Spine lightly rubbed and lower edge of both board with a small amount of chipping. Atlas title-page with a previous owner\'s small old ink stamp, not affecting text. A small dampstain to bottom edge of plate \"Eglise des Missionaries...\" not affecting plate. Previous owner\'s small bookplate on front pastedown of all five volumes. A very good set.\"The most important book on California during its Mexican regime.\" (Howes, P267).\"This voyage, ostensibly to report on the whale fisheries in the Pacific, was actually primarily political in nature. The presence of the frigate V??nus in ports around the world would be of value to French commerce and diplomacy. After rounding Cape Horn, the expedition made calls up the coast of South America, to Hawaii, Kamchatka, and to California, in order to assist French traders who had been clamoring for support for some time. Du Petit-Thouars\'s account of his stay in California in 1837 is one of the most important and complete records of the Mexican period in California. In 1838m the VÃ?nus made a run for Easter Island, further investigated the coast of South America, then sailed for the Gal·pagos and Marquesas Island, Tahiti, and New Zealand. At Tahiti the expedition forced Queen PomarÃ? to write a letter to the King of France apologizing for mistreatment of French priests, and, further, to pay an indemnity and to salute the French flag. Du Petit-Thouars had also made a treaty with Kamehameha III of Hawaii. After visits to Sydney and Mauritius, the ship sailed home, arriving after a voyage of thirty months. Abel du Petit-Thouars, nephew of the famed French botanist Louis du Petit-Thouars (1758-1831), is credited with bringing the Marquesas under French protection (1842), as well as the Society Islands (1843), and he was made a vice-admiral in 1846. This present set [as this copy] consists of the four volumes if the Relation and the Atlas pittoresque of this voyage, essentially the historical narrative. Another seven volumes of text and three more atlases, by other writers, were published later. These later volumes detailed the scientific observations of the voyage.\" (Hill, 518). These later volumes are extremely rare.Hill 518. Howes P267. Sabin 21354. Streeter 2495.HBS 65310.$30,000

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        Gen. Holt. The Leader of the Irish Rebels

      London: nd,., but c., 1840. Engraving, 210mm x 142mm, in fine condition. Transported to Botany Bay on the convict ship Minerva in 1799. Holt was part of the United Irishmen group who formed in late 1791 in order to end social, political, economic and religious discrimination against Catholics and Presbyterians, and to prevent the British parliament from interfering in Irish affairs. This portrait commemorates Holt as the Leader of the Irish Rebels of the Wicklow rebellion of 1798.

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        Paris et ses invirons.

      Dumouza, Jaime, Nouveau, Provost, Sorrieu, Tirepenne et Villeret. Paris, Chez Aubert et Cie, Editeurs, marchands d' estampes et imprimeurs lithograpChez Aubert et Cie, Editeurs, marchands d' estampes et imprimeurs lithographes. 1840.Avec 60 ville situations a plein-page/with 60 urban sitesLithographies teintes d' apres de daguerrotypes/Lithographics.

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      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura 1 Edicion. Barcelona. 1840. 1 edicion en lengua castellana. Rarisima. 120pag. 15x10. Ref-9.4 Biblioteca AD.

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        "Die neue Wache und das Zeughaus in Berlin. - La nouveau Corps de Garde et l'Arsenal a Berlin".

      . kol. Lithographie n. u. v. Lütke b. Schröder in Berlin, um 1840, 15 x 21,5. Nicht bei Kiewitz. - Blick von der Straße "Unter den Linden" zum Zeughaus, links mittig die "Neue Wache".

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      1840 - 1. Fuente de la Cibeles. / 2. Esquina de la Botillería del Prado. / 3. Calle de Alcalá. / 4. Casa del Exc. Mo Señor Duque de Béjar. / 5. Torre de San Fermín. / 6. Fuente del Dios Apolo. / 7. Torre de la Casa del Exc. Mo S. or Duque de Medinacelli. / 8. Torre de la Iglesia de S. t Isabel. / 9. Fuente del Dios Neptuno. / 10. Hospital General. / 11. Paseo de Coches. / 12. R. l Sitio del Buen Retiro y Jardines de Primavera. / 13. Subida á la Puerta de Alcalá. / 14. Pase. o ancho de San Fermín. Diseñada y grabada por Isidro González Velázquez. Impresion del S.XIX Vista del paseo del Prado tomada desde el extremo septentrional con la fuente de La Cibeles de espaldas en primer término, los paseos arbolados de El Prado y a la derecha de la imagen el antiguo palacio del marqués de Alcañices. Altura =380 mm; Anchura =590 mm. Regular estado, corto de margenes y pequeñas restauraciones en el papel.

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        Gesamtans., auf einem allgemeinen Lehrbrief der Stadt Geisslingen ( 10,3 x 26,2 cm.). "Königreich Württemberg Oberamtsstadt Geislingen".

      . Lithographie ( anonym ) und Typentext, um 1840, Blattgr. 36 x 32 cm.. Nicht bei Schefold Siehe aber Nr. 2089. Schefold führt dort ein Blatt auf und nennt es "Kopf eines Gesellenbriefes". Seltene Urkunde der Stadt Geisslingen. Der Titel am oberen Rand, darunter die Ansicht der Stadt. In der unteren Hälfte der nicht ausgefüllte Lehrbrief.

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        Panoramaansicht, "Panorama von Magdeburg von der Citadelle aus".

      . Aquatinta v. Schulin ( Carl ) n. Hintze ( Heinrich ), um 1840, 8,7 x 52. Prachtvolles und seltenes Blatt von Magdeburg. Unter der Ansicht Erklärungen zu den wichtigen Gebäuden. - Mit dem Trockenstempel der Firma Sachse in Berlin. - Rextaurierter, vertikaler Durchriß.

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        Baschkiren bey Hamburgs zerstörten Vorstädten im Jahre 1814.

      . Handcoloured engraving after a drawing by Chr. Suhr. [Hamburg ca. 1840]. 45 x 60 cm. * A view of the ruined suburbs of Hamburg with groups of Russian bashkir fighters on horseback roaming the town..

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        Der Kaffeesieder, Zuckerbäcker, Mandoletti Liqueur Fabr. u. Brandweinbrenner.

      . Lithographie v. Strixner n. Geiger aus Der Mensch und sein Beruf, um 1840, 34,1 x 38,5 (Blattgröße). Das ovale Mittelbild (16,8 x 20,8) zeigt eine Kaffeehaus - Szene mit Schachspielern beim Schachspiel im Vordergrund. Viele Besucher drumherum. - Umgeben von einer ornamentalen Bordüre, in die weitere berufsbezogene Tätigkeiten eingearbeitet sind ( Essig Verkauf, Liqueurhandel, etc.).

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        St. Gilgen

      . St. Gilgen am Wolfgang See. Altkolorierte Lithographie von F. X. Sandmann nach Franz Barbarini. Gedr. bei J. Höfelich. Wien, L. T. Neumann 1840 - 1845, 15 x 21 cm. - wir garantieren für die Echtheit. Nebehay-W. 451. VI.23.- Sehr selten

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