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        De la Démocratie en Amérique

      Charles Gosselin, Paris 1840 - Contemporary light brown calf by Robert Seton of Edinburgh, the covers with border made up from fillets in gilt and blind, the spines in six compartments with raised bands, light brown morocco lettering-pieces in the second compartment, dark brown morocco in the third, the first compartment with Northern Light Board gilt stamp, the others uniformly panelled in gilt, marbled endpapers Provenance: Northern Lighthouse Board (Scotland, binding) A fine set containing the final revised text for both parts of Tocqueville's famous classic: the very rare eighth edition of the first part and the third edition of the second. From the time of its first publication, Democracy in America enjoyed the reputation of being the most acute and perceptive discussion of the political and social life of the United States ever published. This set contains the first publication of Tocqueville's text in its final revised form, since he revised each successive edition of part I from the first through the eighth, and did the same with the first three editions of part II. Beginning with the ninth edition of 1842, the work was issued as a complete uniform edition, and there were no further revisions. The origins of the book lie in the observations Alexis de Tocqueville made during a nine month tour of the United States starting in the spring of 1831. He was accompanied by his friend and fellow student, Gustave de Beaumont, and their original goal was to study the penitentiary system of the United States. After visiting prisons in the East, they undertook a tour of the South as far as New Orleans, ascended the Mississippi, visited the Great Lakes and Canada, and returned via New York. After writing their report on prisons, Tocqueville worked on the first part of Democracy in America in 1833-1834, publishing it in Paris in 1835 to great acclaim. The 1840 second part was equally as successful, the book remained in print throughout the 19th century: there were probably more than fifty editions in English and French published before 1900, besides numerous other translations. Remarkably, it has sustained its appeal generation after generation, as new readers find it speaks to their time with a contemporary voice. Whether perceived as a textbook of American political institutions, an investigation of society and culture, a probing of the psyche of the United States, or a study of the actions of modern democratic society, the book has continued to offer insight and provoke thought since its inception. It has also probably provided commentators and politicians with more quotations than any other work. Clark III:111; cf. Howes T-278 & T-279; cf. Sabin 96060 & 96061; Library of Congress, A Passion for Liberty, Alexis de Tocqueville on Democracy & Revolution (Washington, 1989); Nolla De la Démocratie en Amérique (Paris: 1990) II, pp.334-335. (8 1/4 x 5 1/8 inches). Final blank at the end of part I, vol.I. 1 folding hand-coloured lithographic map bound at the end of the first volume. (Lacking half titles. and final blank to vol.III, the folding map backed onto silk at an early date). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Two Years Before The Mast. A Personal Narrative Of Life At Sea

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1840. 1st. Hardcover. Good condition. Bound in the publisher's original cloth boards stamped in black with the spine missing and the front board detached. First printing, first state with the dot over the i in the word in, on the first line of the copyright notice; and by the unbroken head on page 9. On the back cover: Harper's Family Library, Nos. 1-105 listed; Classical Series, Nos. 1-36 listed; Boys' and Girls' Library, Nos. 1-27 listed. This is Harper's Family Library No. CVI. Presentation on front end paper to former owner. Rear fly leaf nearly torn out. Housed in a cloth drop back folding box with a paper label stamped in black on the spine. Text block is tight and unbroken.

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        The Beauties of the Bosphorus.

      London, Virtue & Co., [1840]. - Small folio. (4), XII, (3)-172 pp. With engr. portrait frontispiece, engr. title page, 85 steel engravings (after William H. Bartlett) and 1 map. Splendid contemp. giltstamped green morocco with fillets, dentelle border, and a central pointillé ornament adorned with flower buds. Spine, leading edges and inner dentelle attractively gilt. All edges gilt. Third edition. - The British travel writer Julia S. H. Pardoe (1806-62), who, suffering from consumption, had been taken south early in her youth, accompanied her father to Constantinople in 1835 and was famous for her literary reports on Portugal and the Near East even as a child. "Since Lady Mary Wortley Montagu probably no woman has acquired so intimate a knowledge of Turkey [. Her] works, written [.] in a pleasant and graceful style, attracted a large share of notice, and, as popular history, may still be read with pleasure" (DNB). - First published in 1838 with only 78 plates; later editions were published under the title "Picturesque Europe" (1854 and 1874). The pretty views are engraved after William Henry Bartlett (1809-54), whose series of oriental and American topography were then very popular (cf. Thieme/B. II, 554). - Occasionally slightly browned or foxed (more so in four plates). Binding insignificantly rubbed at corners and raised bands, otherwise very nicely preserved. BLC 246, 438. DNB 15, 201, 5. Cf. Aboussouan 711 (first ed. 1838). Weber I, 1151 (1850). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Letters of Horace Walpole. Earl of Orford, Including Numerous Letters Now First Published from the Original Manuscripts

      Richard Bentley, London 1840 - A lovely set in six volumes, the first edition, published by Richard Bentley ( Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty ) in 1840. Volume one covers the period 1735 - 1745, volume two 1744 - 1753, Volume three 1753 - 1759, volume four 1759 - 1764, volume five 1768 - 1775, and the final volume number six covers 1778 - 1797. Beatifully bound in full tan calf with gold edge tooling and endpapers marbled to match the marbling to all exposed page edges. A near fine set with some professional rebacking and light foxing to the prelims and light offsetting from some of the plates. Fine bindings - a beautiful six volume set. Each volume with five raised bands and darker leather spine lablels. The sort of set that compels a bookman to contemplate the library that once housed these volumes. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet - Complete in Two Volumes

      London: William Smith. Three-Quarter Leather. xxxvi + 640, xvi + 552 pages. Balance of title reads as follows: "Containing an Account of the Cruel Civil Wars Between the Houses of Orleans and Burgundy; of the Possession of Paris and Normandy By the English; Their Expulsion Thence; and of Other Memorable Events That Happened in the Kingdom of France, as well as in other Countries. A History of Fair Example, and of Great Profit to the French. Beginning at the Year MCCCC., Where that of Sir John Froissart Finishes, and Ending at the Year MCCCCLXVII., and Continued by Others to the Year MDXVI." Illustrated with woodcuts. Bookplate of Reginald Hibbert Tupper upon each front free endpaper. Mr. Tupper was the son of the Canadian Prime Minister of the same name. Ink signature upon verso of front blank leaf of volume I. Some foxing to colour title page of volume I. Faded marbling to edges. Back hinge of Volume I starting. Somewhat above-average external wear. Both volumes tight and square. . Good. 1840. Reprint.

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      New York. . 1840 - 180,[1]pp. plus large folding colored map, 21 x 32 inches. Original cloth, stamped in blind and gilt. Extremities bit rubbed, some scattered foxing. Map neatly repaired along folds, minor toning. Overall very good. A rare guide to Iowa lands published by J.H. Colton, marking the opening of Iowa, with a large, handsome map. ".Compiled largely from the original field notes of the surveyor, and including historical sketches on the settlement, boundaries, form of government, officers, militia, counties and population, Indian tribes, etc." - Eberstadt. The map title is: "Map of the Surveyed part of Iowa; Exhibiting the Sections, Townships and Ranges Compiled from the United States Surveys by Jesse Williams." HOWES W459, "b." EBERSTADT 114:421. STREETER SALE 1880. GRAFF 4678. SABIN 104241.

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        South Australia. Map of South Australia, New South Wales, Van Dieman's Land and the Swan River Settlement, with plans of the City of Sydney, and of the town of Adelaide.

      James Wyld, early 1840s, Charing Cross East, London: - Tooley 1416. The map extends from Wide Bay in the north to Wilsons Promontory in the south. Insets of Adelaide, Western Australia, Van Dieman's Land, and Sydney. The title on the map is: Map of South Australia, New South Wales, Van Dieman's Land and Settled Parts of Australia. Dedicated to Major Sir T. L. Mitchell, surveyor of New South Wales. The map is pre-Victoria (Australia Felix) and pre-gold rush. Folded, with advertising on front and back covers. Dissected and mounted on linen with green cloth border, a little dusty at covers. With the original dark green slipcase with green label and black decorative floral border; very good. Slipcase rubbed at corners, green label slt dusty, o/w very good. National Library of Australia Bid ID 3891478. Map in original outline color, 38 1/2 x 25", [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nach der Natur gez. von Richard Voltz. Lithographie. Ansicht des Schlosses von der Vorderseite mit davorliegendem Park und Teich.

      Ohne Ort und Verlag, ca. 1840.. 25 x 33,5 cm (Blattgröße: 32 x 42 cm).. *Hübsche Ansicht, in den weißen Rändern etwas angestaubt.

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        BABEL : Publication de la Société des Gens de Lettres. 3 tomes

      Paris : Librairie Jules Renouard et Cie 1840 - ~ 3 vol. ~ Ornés de 3 frontispices et des vignettes d'après Monnier gravées sur bois par A. Gérard & des initiales ornées ~ Demi peau à nerfs, caissons ornementés, têtes dorées, gardes en papier marbré (reliure de l'époque) ~ XVI+439p; 4f+444p; 4f+452p ~ 23x16x9cm. ~ Très Bon état ~ Heavy item, circa 2.5 Kg. Extra postage costs may apply (please ask for quotation before ordering, clicking on the "Ask Bookseller a Question" button to be found below) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Hessen in den Feldzügen von 1793, 1794 und 1795 in Flandern, Brabant, Holland und Westphalen. Ein Beitrag zur hessischen Kriegsgeschichte. Bearbeitet von Maximilian von Ditfurth. 2 Bände (in einem).

      Kassel, Bohne, 1839-1840. - XV, 253 Seiten, 2 gefaltete Tabellen; XIV, 529 Seiten, mit 3 gefalteten Plänen mit farbigen Einzeichnungen, einer Uebersichts-Charte der Schlacht bei Touxcoin und mehreren Beilagen. 21 x 13,5 cm, Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung. 1. Geschichte des Feldzugs von 1793 in Flandern. 2. Geschichte der Feldzüge von 1794 und 1795. Erste Ausgabe. - Ecken bestoßen. Die Pläne leicht stockfleckig. Sehr gut und durchgehend sauber erhalten. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Herculanum et Pompei; Recueil General des Peintures, Bronzes, Mosaiques, etc.

      Paris -Librairie De firmin-Didot Freres 1840 - A scarce set of archaeological works, exploring the many mosaiques, antiquities and buildings unearthedin the lost ancient cities of both Herculanum and Pompei; adorned with many beautifully engraved plates. Pompeii along with Herculaneum and many villas in the surrounding area, were mostly destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Written in French. Volumes one to seven of the original eight. V. I. Peintures, Premiere serie:Decorations architecturales V. II. Peintures, Deuxieme serie:Compositions de plusieurs figures V. III. Peintures, Deuxieme et Cinquieme series:Tableaux, Paysages V. IV. Peintures, Troisieme serie:Figures isoleesV. V. Peintures, Quatrieme et Sixie`me series:Frises, Mosaiques V. VI. Bronzes, Premiere serie:Statues V. VII. Bronzes, Deuxieme et Troisieme series: Bustes, LampesAfter thick layers of ash covered the two towns, they were abandoned and eventually their names and locations were forgotten. The first time any part of them was unearthed was in 1599, when the digging of an underground channel to divert the river Sarno ran into ancient walls covered with paintings and inscriptions. Herculaneum was properly rediscovered in 1738 by workmen digging for the foundations of a summer palace for the King of Naples, Charles of Bourbon. Pompeii was rediscovered as the result of intentional excavations in 1748 by the Spanish military engineer Rocque Joaquin de Alcubierre. These towns have since been excavated to reveal many intact buildings and wall paintings. Charles of Bourbon took great interest in the findings even after becoming king of Spain because the display of antiquities reinforced the political and cultural power of Naples. Featuring one-hundred and twelve leaves of plates to volume one; ninety to volume two; eighty-eight to volume three; one-hundred and twenty-three to volume four; ninety-two to volume five,including a beautifully hand-coloured plate, andone that is folding; one-hundred and ten to volume six; andone-hundred and twenty-two to volume seven. Collated complete- where collation is available, which is to all aside volume one. Condition: In contemporary paper covered binding, with calf spine labels. Externally, all volumes are rubbed, with wear to the extremities and boards. Sunning and chipping to the head and tail of the spines, as well as damp staining to the spines of all volumes, aside from two. Small ink marks to the front board of volume five, and loss to volume two's spine label. Slight straining to the front hinge of volume seven. Internally, all volumes are generally firmly bound, although with some leaves working loose to volume five and two. All volumes are bright, although with light instances of background foxing throughout. Some leaves are uncut and there is marginal tide marks to volume two. Overall: GOOD [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE NOVELS AND MISCELLANEOUS WORKS With a Biographical Memoir of the Author, Literary Prefaces to the Various Pieces, Illustrative Notes, etc., Including all Contained in the Edition Attributed the Late Sir Walter Scott, with Considerable Additions

      Thomas Tegg - 1841 1840 - Twenty volumes. 16mo. Half red morocco by Root over marbled boards. Raised bands, with gilt lettering and vignettes on the spines. Marbled endpapers and red silk page markers. All edges gilt. An attractive set, bright with light rubbing to some head bands and joints. Includes Robinson Crusoe and Moll Flanders. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtans., "Panorama von Düsseldorf".

      . Aquatinta v. Ruff n. Ditzler, um 1840, 8,5 x 53,5.

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        Der Begleiter auf der Reise durch die Schweiz. Oder Beschreibendes Verzeichnis dieses Gebirgslandes, so wie der bemerkenswerthesten Orte, Gasthöfe, Bäder, Kurorte, Cafe- und Gesellschaftshäuser Ein Hülfsbuch für Reisende.

      Eigenverlag des Verfassers Zürich 1840 - 538 S. Hardcover, Guter Zustand, Besitzvermerk im Vorsatz., Pappbd., berieben. Buchrücken oben schadhaft. Papier leicht braun- und fingerfleckig, gewellt. Ca Hälfte der Seiten unten oder am Rand wasserfleckig. Wenige Seiten eselsohrig. Mit 57 lithographischen Tafeln. Es fehlen die Tafeln Hotel Baur, Zürich und Hotel du Lac, Zürich. *** Wenn Sie an einem Tag mehr als einen Titel bei uns bestellen, liefern wir innerhalb Deutschlands versandkostenfrei *** [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Feeding the horse

      . (um 1840). Lithographie. (71 cm x 71,5 cm). original goldener Stuckrahmen der Zeit unter Glas. (untere Rahmenecken abgestoßen/Passepartout gering fleckig/kleiner Randeinriss.). Dargestellt sind ein Schimmel und ein Rappe bei der Fütterung. Im Vordergrund Geflügel. Im Passepartout: From the Original Pature in the possesion of John Mather esp. Liverpoole. Siehe Bild

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        Le Petit La Fontaine

      Paris: Firmin Didot Freres. [ca. 1840]. Miniature book, in original publishers paper over boards and matching publisher&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s matching slipcase are decidedly not common! <br>See an <A HREF= >Image.</A><br>

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        The Shores And Islands Of The Mediterranean. Drawn From Nature By Sir Grenville Temple, Bart., W.L.Leitch, Esq., Major Irton, & Lieut. Allen, R.E. With An Analysis Of The Mediterranean And Descriptions Of The Plates, By.

      London & Paris: Fisher, Son, & Co., [c1840]. - 4to. pp. 156. double-page engraved map & 64 engraved plates (incl. additional title). new half calf over contemporary cloth sides, all edges gilt (foxing to plates, some rather heavily so, tear in 1 leaf partly repaired - no loss). First Edition. The plates include views of 'The Cathedral (Madre Chiesa) at Palermo', 'Strada St. Giovanni, Valetta, Malta', 'The Marina of Valetta, Malta', 'Town and Harbour of Bathiu, Ithaca', 'The Ruins Of Carthage', 'Gibraltar from the Signal Tower", 'Ruins at Sbeitlah, Tunis', 'Naples from the Villa Falconnet', 'The Port of Messina', 'Grecian Temples at Segesta', &c. Blackmer 1845. Weber 1136. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le dix-neuvième Siècle. Satires (par Eugène Nus et François Fertiault) [ Suivi de : ] Le Retour de l'Empereur (par Victor Hugo) [ Suivi de : ] Syphilis (par Barthélémy) [ Suivi de : ] La Colonne de Mazagran (par Barthélémy) [ Suivi de : ] Paris. Revue satirique. A. M. G. Delessert, Préfet de Police (par Barthélémy) [ Suivi de : ] L'Orthographe vengée (par Barthélémy) [ Suivi de : ] Le Mardi des Cendres. Epitaphe (par Barthélémy) [ Suivi de : ] Guerrero ou la Trahison (par Legouvé) [ Suivi de : ] Héli, Tragédie en cinq actes et en vers tirée de l'Ecriture Sainte (par Riquier-Aldée) [ Suivi de : ] Oedipe à Colone, Tragédie de Sophocle (par J.-B. Bernot)

      Imprimerie de Béthune et Plon, Royer, Delloye, Rossignol et Cie, Chez tous les Marchands de Nouveauté, Chez L. Hachette, Tresse 1840 - 1 vol. in-8 reliure demi-basane marron, dos lisse, contient : Le dix-neuvième Siècle. Satires (par Eugène Nus et François Fertiault), A. Royer, Paris, 1840, 2 ff., 54 pp. et 1 f. n. ch. [ Suivi de : ] Le Retour de l'Empereur (par Victor Hugo), Delloye, Libraire, Paris, 30 pp. et 1 f. blanc [ Suivi de : ] Syphilis (par Barthélémy), IV-80 pp. sans titre ni faux-titre [ Suivi de : ] La Colonne de Mazagran (par Barthélémy), Imprimerie de Béthune et Plon, Paris, 1840, 16 pp. [ Suivi de : ] Paris. Revue satirique. A. M. G. Delessert, Préfet de Police (par Barthélémy), Rossignol et Cie, Paris, 1838, 24 pp. [ Suivi de : ] L'Orthographe vengée (par Barthélémy) Imprimerie de Béthune et Plon, Paris, 1837, 15 pp. [ Suivi de : ] Le Mardi des Cendres (par Barthélémy), Chez tous les Marchands de Nouveauté, Paris, 1841, 24 pp. [ Suivi de : ] Guerrero ou la Trahison, Tragédie en cinq actes et en vers (par Legouvé), Tresse, Paris, 1845, 194 pp. [ Suivi de : ] Héli, Tragédie en cinq actes et en vers tirée de l'Ecriture Sainte (par Riquier-Aldée), Tresse, Paris, 1844, 78 pp. [ Suivi de : ] Oedipe à Colone, Tragédie de Sophocle, traduite en vers français avec notes et rapprochemenbts littéraires, par J. B. Bernot, Chez L. Hachette, Paris, Chez Deville, Macon, 1845, 108 pp. Très intéressant et rare recueil de plaquettes romantiques proposant notamment le très rare exemplaire de l'édition originale du "Retour de l'Empereur" de Victor Hugo (bien complet du dernier feuillet blanc). TLa quasi totalité des pièces ici présentes sont également en édition originale. Etat très satisfaisant (rel. lég. frottée, petit mq. en mors en queue). Escoffier, 1393-1394 (Hugo) ; Vicaire, IV, 296 (Hugo) ; Nauroy, 115 (Barthélémy, Paris) ; Nauroy, 116 (Barthélémy, Mazagran) ; Nauroy, 116 (Barthélémy, Mardi). Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed to Pickering

      1840 - To William Pickering Concerning the Book of the Great Sea Dragons Hawkins, Thomas (1810-89). Autograph letter signed to publisher William Pickering (1796-1854). Sharpham Park, Augst. 4, 1840. 1 page plus integral address leaf. 227 x 190 mm. Stamp cut out from address leaf, not affecting text, light soiling & fraying. From fossil collector and dealer Thomas Hawkins, known for his collections of ichthyosaurs and plesiosaurs, some of which are still on display at the Natural History Museum in London. Hawkins was the author of several works, the most famous of which is his Book of the Great Sea Dragons, Ichthyosauri and Plesiosauri, published in 1840 by William Pickering and referred to in the present letter, which is written in the third person: "Mr. Hawkins with compts. to Mr. Pickering, will be glad to know why any delay should have occurred in verifying the plates sent by Mr. Standidge. "He will also be glad to hear what state his Poem is in. And also when the letter (which was enclosed to Mr. P. for the Russian Ambassador) was sent him, with a bound copy of the Sea-Dragons."Mr. Standidge" is a reference to Standidge & Co., the London firm of lithographers. The "Poem" referred to in Hawkins's letter was most likely his The Lost Angel, and The History of the Old Adamites, Found Written on the Pillars of Seth (1840), also published by Pickering. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        La Loire historique (tomes 1 à 5)

      Suireau 1840 - 5 volumes in-4, (26.5x16 cm), relié demi-basane vert, illustrations en noir et blanc, édition originale, bien complet en 5 volumes ; plats frottés, petits chocs sur le dos du tome 2, rousseurs, assez bon état. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage Autor Du Monde Sur La Frégate La Vénus, Pendant Les Années 1836-1839, Publié Par Ordre Du Roi, Sous Les Auspices Du Ministre De La Marine.

      Paris Gide 1840 - "The Most Important Book On California During Its Mexican Regime" DU PETIT-THOUARS, Abel Aubert. Voyage Autor Du Monde. Sur La Frégate La Vénus, Pendant Les Années 1836-1839, Publié 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 Vénus 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 Vénus made a run for Easter Island, further investigated the coast of South America, then sailed for the Galápagos and Marquesas Island, Tahiti, and New Zealand. At Tahiti the expedition forced Queen Pomaré 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rapporto e memoria sui ponti pensili di L. Navier Ingegnere in capo nel Corpo Reale de&#146; ponti e strade di Francia, membro dell&#146;Istituto Ufficiale della Legion d&#146;Onore. Versione italiana con note ed aggiunte per cura dell'ingegnere G. C.[orti]. Parte prima [-seconda]. Milano: presso Angelo Monti,1840.

      - Quattro parti in due voll. in-4° picc., pp. 158 + errata + pp. 110 (2) + errata + pp. 70 (2) con 150 figg. lit. in nero su 16 tavv. rip. in fine. Leg. post. mz. pelle a fascia stretta con tit. e fregi tip. oro impressi al ds., fregi. tip. impressi a secco al ds., piatti in carta telata marrone scuro a fleurons in rilievo, sguardie in carta grigia, bross. orig. non conservate. Fioriture in un esemplare ad ampi margini, p. 75 della pt. 2 numerata come 57. Collana "Scelta biblioteca dell&#146;ingegnere civile" diretta da Giuseppe Cadolini, vol. 19. Si tratta della traduzione italiana dell&#146;opera intitolata Rapport à Monsieur Becquey, conseiller d&#146;Etat, directeur général des ponts et chaussées et des mines; et Mémoire sur les ponts suspendus; par M. Navier pubblicata a Parigi nel 1823. Negli Annali di fisica, chimica e matematiche, I-II, p. 84 si legge: «I tre volumi di Navier, che qui annunciamo, formano il tomo XIX di quella raccolta intitolata &#145;Biblioteca scelta dell&#146;ingegner civile&#146;. La traduzione è fatta da un dotto nostro ingegnere, il sig. Giovanni Corti, e corredata di parecchie note ed aggiunte: talché l&#146;edizione italiana acquista un maggiore pregio in confronto dell&#146;originale francese, perché tanto le note che le aggiunte sono interessanti sotto ogni rapporto. [ ] Quanto sia benemerito dell&#146;Italia il sig. Corti per avere presentata tradotta nella nostra lingua l&#146;opera di Navier con tante utili aggiunte, e con parecchie note a dilucidazione del testo, ciascuno lo comprende dalla semplice indicazione che abbiamo data». ICCU segnala la presenza di questa edizione in 2 sole biblioteche italiane: Biblioteca centrale G.P. Doré della Facoltà di ingegneria dell' Università degli studi di Bologna e Biblioteca comunale Roberto Ardigò di Mantova. Available on request description in English / La description des livres en français est à disposition sur demande / Se envían descripciones de libros a pedida. Lancellotti

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        Map of Egypt [With Inset] Supplement to the Map of Egypt or Course of the Nile from Essouan to the Confines of Dongola.

      J. Arrowsmith, London 1840 - London: J. Arrowsmith, 1840. A very large outline hand coloured copper engraved map ca. 130x76 cm (51x30 in). The map is dissected into 40 sections and backed on linen. The map is in very good condition. "This extremely detailed map of the course of the Nile was produced by William Martin Leake, a leading British authority on the topography of the region. In March 1802, Leake was employed to make a general survey of Egypt together with W.R. Hamilton and Charles Hayes. On his return to England, his ship sank and all Leake's valuable notes on the Egyptian survey perished. His chart was subsequently published in 1818 after his retirement, incorporating additional material from Sir Alexander Bryce, M. Nouet, and others. The map provides extensive information on the Nile, ancient ruins, the Suez Canal, roads and railways, and is filled with voluminous notations. It extends south to Aswan, and beyond in an inset, as far as Dongola" (Old World Auctions). "A journey through Asia Minor in 1800 to join the British fleet at Cyprus inspired [Leake] with an interest in antiquarian topography. In 1801, after travelling across the desert with the Turkish army to Egypt, he was, on the expulsion of the French, employed in surveying the valley of the Nile as far as the cataracts; but having sailed with the ship engaged to convey the Elgin marbles from Athens to England, he lost all his maps and observations when the vessel foundered off Cerigo in Greece. Shortly after his arrival in England he was sent out to survey the coast of Albania and the Morea, with the view of assisting the Turks against attacks of the French from Italy, and of this he took advantage to form a valuable collection of coins and inscriptions and to explore ancient sites. In 1807, war having broken out between Turkey and England, he was made prisoner at Salonica; but, obtaining his release the same year, he was sent on a diplomatic mission to Ali Pasha of Ioannina, whose confidence he completely won, and with whom he remained for more than a year as British representative. In 1810 he was granted a yearly sum of £600 for his services in Turkey. In 1815 he retired from the army, in which he held the rank of colonel, devoting the remainder of his life to topographical and antiquarian studies. He was admitted a Fellow of the Royal Society on 13 April 1815. He died at Brighton on the 6 January 1860. The marbles collected by him in Greece were presented to the British Museum; his bronzes, vases, gems and coins were purchased by the University of Cambridge after his death, and are now in the Fitzwilliam Museum. He was also elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, received the honorary DCL at Oxford (1816), and was a member of the Berlin Academy of Sciences and correspondent of the Institute of France" (Wikipedia); Tooley K-P, p.104.

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        VUE de VIETRI.

      1840 ca. 1840 - Disegno a matita. Cm.25x34 su foglio riportato. Artistica veduta della cittadina racchiusa tra i monti ed il mare dominata dalla Torre Saracena. Le case, la folta vegetazione, il declinare delle terrazze montane rese con efficace e sicuro tratto. In primissimo piano alcuni personaggi assisi ad ammirare la fuga dei monti della Costiera Amalfitana.

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        Wallis?Äôs Guide for Strangers through London.

      Published by E. Wallis, 42, Skinner Street, [c.1840]., [London], - The first steam railway to have a terminus in the capital 540 by 750mm (21.25 by 29.5 inches). Engraved plan, fine original hand-colour, alphabetical list of streets below, old folds reinforced, some with minor loss. Howgego 301 (intermediate state between 8 and 9). Wallis's Guide for Strangers was a popular map, printed in numerous editions between 1813 and 1843. This edition shows the London and Greenwich Railway, opened between 1836 and 1838, which terminated at London Bridge, and was the first steam railway to have a terminus in the capital. Also shown is the London and Blackwall line, opened on July 6, 1840. This terminates at Minories on the current map, but was extended to Fenchurch Street in 1841. The London and Birmingham Railway was the first intercity line to be built into London. It terminates at Euston Station, which on this map is named as the Birmingham Railway Depot, and ran from 1833 to 1846, when it became part of the London and North Western Railway Line. Lastly is the Eastern Counties Railway, opened June 20, 1839. In July of 1840, it was extended to run from Shoreditch, as shown on this map, to Brentwood.In addition to selling maps and charts, Edward Wallis, with his father John, was the most prolific publisher of educational board games. His father was the inventor of the jigsaw puzzle. Although not dated, the plan can be dated to 1840 due to the Eastern Counties Railway to Shoreditch (1840), and London & Blackwall to Minories (1840). This would place it between states (8) and (9) in Howgego.Scale: 6 inches to one statute mile.

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        Master Humphrey's Clock: Master Humphrey's Clock, The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge (Three volume set)

      Chapman & Hall 1840-1841 - VGC.Chapman and Hall.Three volumes.Vol I (MDCCCXL,1840), Vol II & Vol III (MDCCCXLI,1841).First impression of the first edition of the original parts of Charles Dickens's famous work 'Master Humphrey's Clock.Master Humphrey's Clock, The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge.The highly rare 'Time' plate present to Volume II (in place of the title page and vignette). Large format hardbacks bound in buckram over cloth boards,with gilt edges to the spines(a couple of small nicks and dent on the edges of the covers and spines) in VGC, no Dj cover as issued.Illustrated with b/w plates.Illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne(Phiz).Nice and clean pages but tainted on the outer edges,some foxing marks,creases,nicks and ink marks on the edges of the pages,small tear on the edge of page 241 in vol II,previous owner's name and date written inside the front endpapers for all 3 volumes,small bookshop sticker inside the edge of the front covers,name written on the edges of the title page in vol I & III.The 3 volume set is in VGC for its age with light shelf wear.1038pp including Preface.A collectable and scarce three volume set.Heavy books(approx 2.8 Kg).Photos available on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK Comprising The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge

      Chapman & Hall /1841 1840 - First edition. Three volumes. Original dark brown ribbed cloth with gilt clock vignettes on each volume and ornate floral border in blind, gilt titles and decoration on the spine. Endpapers and all edges marbled, neat book plates on endpapers. A near fine set, with all hinges perfect and bright gilt to all volumes. Slight fading to the rear of volume one and the occasional mark to boards. Internally very fresh, one section a little proud. An unusually bright example. Illustrated throughout by George Cattermole and Halbot Browne. Made up of the two novels, The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge, the individual volumes of which were made up of the unsold sheets from this book. Smith 6 PROVENANCE: Earls of Rosebery (Rosebery bookplate to front pastedown) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtans., üb. d. Lahn, "Vue de Nassau. Ansicht von Nassau.".

      . Aquatinta v. R. Bodmer n. C. Bodmer, um 1840, 29 x 41,5. Dek. Ansicht mit hüb. Vordergrundsstaff. ( Bauern bei der Heuernte), rechts die Burg Stein.

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        O paraiso perdido. Epopea de ?.

      Lisbon, Typ. de J.M.R. e Castro, 1840. - Lithographic portrait of Milton, (4 leaves), xv, (1), 249 pp.; lithographic portrait of Lima Leitão, (2 leaves), [251]?534 pp., (1 leaf with list of subscribers). 2 volumes in 1.@ 8°, presentation binding from the translator to the dedicatee, Dom Fernando II, King of Portugal, of dark blue calf, back richly gilt in romantic style, covers with four concentric ruled gilt borders, other gilt tooling at corners, top, bottom and sides, "A SUA MAJESTADE // O REI" lettered in gilt at center of front cover, "@[small caps]o traductor" lettered in gilt at lower right hand corner of inner compartment, stamped (by binder?) in tiny gilt letters"@[small caps]"c. delangle" at foot of spine (some wear to corners, slight rubbing at head of spine), decorated endpapers, inner dentelles gilt, all edges gilt. Some foxing to first portrait; the binding in fine condition; overall in very fine condition. The dedication copy, in a presentation binding from the translator, António José de Lima Leitão, to the dedicatee, Dom Fernando II, King of Portugal. Armorial bookplate of Miguel [Braga Leite] de Faria (see Avelar Duarte, @Ex-libris portugueses heráldicos, 1150). 2 volumes in 1.@ ---- FIRST EDITION of the third translation into Portuguese of Milton's @Paradise Lost, usually judged a more successful effort than the previous attempts. The translator, Lima Leitão (1787-1856), was born in Lagos (Algarve). He became a physician and served with both the French and Portuguese armies before moving to Brazil. In 1816 he was sent from Rio de Janeiro to Mozambique, where he acted as @physico mór; from there he traveled in 1819 to India, to serve as Intendente de Agricultura. Lima Leitão also taught medicine in Lisbon, and served twice in the Cortes. He published numerous works on medicine and politics, and several of poetry, both his own, as well as translations of Horace, Virgil, and Racine. ---- Innocêncio I, 171 (giving an incomplete collation). Ameal 1538 (the present copy). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        NOUVEL ALBUM DES AMATEURS. Destiné à l&#146;étude du paysage d&#146;après nature, faisant suite aux albums portatifs.

      - Paris, chez l&#146;Auteur, sd (environ 1840). In-8 broché, couverture imprimée, (ft+t+VIII+1f+t+40pl.). Peintre et lithographe de grand talent Champin est également l&#146;auteur de l&#146;un des plus beaux livres illustrés sur le Dauphiné. Texte de présentation de Champin lui-même suivi de 40 FINES ILLUSTRATIONS reproduites en LITHOGRAPHIE: essentiellement des paysages ou sites de France (Villers-Cotterets, Bry sur Marne, bois de Meudon, Grande-Chartreuse, Sassenage, bords du Guyer mort, bords de l&#146;Isère, Mont-Saint-Michel, Valence, Montargis, Compiègne, Nantua, golf de Gênes, etc.), mais également des vues pour l&#146;étude. Envoi de l&#146;auteur.Rousseurs liées à la période mais qui n&#146;altèrent pas trop les planches; une mouillure claire dans la marge sur un tiers de l&#146;ouvrage. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      Journal des Avoués - Imprimerie Hippolyte Tilliard, Paris 1840 - RO40153640: 33 volumes. Titre, tomaison, caissons, roulettes, et filets dorés sur les dos. Reliures signées (J. Chesneau). Tomes 27-28 et 50-51 manquants. 22 volumes contenant 2 tomes chacun. Quelques mors fendus. Du tome 1-2 (1825) au tome 58-59 (1840). Journan des Avoués, Ou Recueil général des lois, ordonnances royales, décisions du Conseil d'Etat et des ministres, arrêts de la cour de cassation et des cours royales sur des matières de procédur civile, criminelle ou commerciale. Nouvelle édition. In-12 Relié demi-cuir. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos frotté. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 348-Lois, règlement, jurisprudence [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Pictorial Flora; or, British Botany Delineated, in 1500 lithopgraphic drawings of all the species of flowering plants indigenous to Great Britain, illustrating the descriptive works on English botany by Sir J.E. Smith, Lindley, Hooker, Withering, and other authors. By Miss Jackson.

      London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1840. - This exhaustive work was designed to be portable and inexpensive enough to be within the means of young people. Little is known of the author, who was from Litchfield, though Desmond's Dictionary of British and Irish Botanists and Horticulturists states that she was probably the daughter of John Jackson (fl. 1740s-1790s), who with Erasmus Darwin and Sir Brooke Boothby formed the Botanical Society at Lichfield. She is also likely related to Maria Elizabetha Jackson (1755-1829), friend of Maria Edgeworth and author of Botanical Lectures (1804), Sketches of the Physiology of Vegetable Life (1811), and The Florist's Manual (1822), who is often erroneously cited as the author of this work. Octavo. iv, 42 pp. plus 131 lithographed plates, mostly with twelve figures to a page. Also with an appendix, including about 300 extra figures. Contemporary green vellum, gilt burgundy spine label, metal clasp and catch. Binding has a few light spots, light foxing throughout. Still, a very good copy. First edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Cours d'esthétique

      André, Hachette, Joubert et Grimblot, Raybois 1840 - - André, Hachette, Joubert et Grimblot, Raybois, Paris et Nancy 1840-1852, 14,5x23cm, 5 volumes brochés. - Edition originale de la traduction française. Dos du second tome manquant, une déchirure avec manque au second plat de ce tome, quelques petits manques en tête et en pied du dos des autres tomes, petits manques au premier plat du troisième tome. Intérieur très frais malgré quelques rousseurs. Parue seulement 2 ans après l'originale à Berlin, cette première édition française traduite par Charles Bénard reçut tout d'abord un écho limité avant de devenir un des fondements de la philosophie moderne de l'art. Très rare avec ses couvertures. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        El Campo y la Corte de Don Carlos. Narración histórica de los sucesos acaecidos en las provincias del Norte desde el momento en que Maroto tomó el mando del ejército carlista hasta la entrada de D. Carlos en Francia, acompañada de documentos justificativos y notas aclaratorias. Tercera impresión. Adicionada con el Convenio de Vergara y otros documentos relativos a la pacificación de las provincias vascongadas, y correspondencia entre lord Palmerston y los agentes británicos, presentados por el gobierno inglés cerca del cuartel general del Duque de la Victoria, al parlamento en el mes de marzo último, con varios datos curiosos para la historia contemporánea.

      - M., Boix, 1840, 15 x 10&#146;5 cm., hol. piel, XXVIII &#150; 215 págs. &#150; (Nueva portada: Convenio de Vergara. M., 1840:) 114 págs. (Ejemplar sin anteportada). CARLISMO

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        Aventures De Robinson Crusoe. Traduction Nouvelle. Edition Illustrée Par Granville.

      H. Fournier, Paris 1840 - Percaline verte, façon chagrin sur les plats. Dos lisse en cuir vert. Les plats sont encadrés d'un double filet doré et sont décorés d'une belle plaque dorée à décor romantique. Les coupes enrichies d'un pointillé doré quasiment disparu sur les coupes sup.? Belle roulette intérieure. Le dos, sobre, porte le titre en grandes lettres dorées et est orné d'un double filet doré haut et bas, toutes tranches dorées. 610 pp., frontispice sur chine gravé sur bois par Bréviaire, d'après Granville et Francois. Le texte est enrichi de nombreuses illust. d'après Granville ou Francois (paysages), en premier tirage. Ce livre présente une particularité excitante: Il porte un ex-dono de son amie P. T. à Annie Gamlen, suggérant que le livre a été écrit dans la maison de son père!!! Messieurs les amateurs de recherches difficiles, trouveront là un os à ronger. Très peu de rousseurs claires, bel exemplaire. Voir photos. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Historia General del Reino de Mallorca, escrita por los cronistas D. Juan Dameto, D. Vicente Mut, y D. Gerónimo Alemany. Segunda edición corregida e ilustrada con abundantes notas y documentos, y continuada hasta nuestro dias por Miguel Moragues y Joaquín Maria Bover.

      Imprenta Nacional a cargo de Juan Guasp y Pascual,, Palma, 1840 - Primera edición de la colección de crónicas del reyno de Mallorca. Los eruditos e historiadores Miguel Moragues y Joaquín María Bover trabajaron arduamente para configurar una sola história de las Baleares a partir de las crónicas existentes, y la mejoraron incluyendo numerosas notas que hacen de esta edición la mejor de las antiguas. 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. I: Frontis litografiado, XXXVIII páginas, 1 hoja, 547 páginas, 2 hojas. 7 láminas litográficas. II: Frontis litográfico a dos tintas y oro, 2 hojas, páginas de la 550 a 1306. 3 hojas. 6 láminas. III: Frontis litográfico como el anterior, XXIII-730 páginas, 1 hoja. 18 láminas litográficas. Encuadernación de la época en Holandesa media piel con filetes dorados en el lomo. Ejemplar en muy buen estado de conservación. 22x15,5 cm. Palau 68213, en: Dameto, Juan. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Chamonix (senza titolo)

      1840 ca., Monte Bianco 1840 - Veduta della cittadina di Chamounix, sullo sfondo il Bianco ed il ghiacciaio del Bosson. Finemente colorata alla gouache. mm 178x275

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        Parallele des principaux theatres modernes de l'Europe et des machines theatrales francaises, allemandes et anglaises. Dedie au Roi. Premiere (et Deuxieme) Partie. Mit lithogr. Widmungsblatt u. 120 gest. Tafeln. Paris, Selbstverlag, [1840]-1842. Groß-Folio (62,2 x 45,0 cm). 2 Bl. Lose in Halbleinwandmappe d. Zt.

      . . Zwischen 1840 u. 1842 in zwölf Lieferungen zu je zehn Blatt erschienen. - Teil 1 mit 80 Tafeln stellt die Theater mit Plänen, Schnitten u. Ansichten unter architektonischen Gesichtspunkten vor (meist 3-4 Tafeln pro Theater): Berlin (Neues Theater, Oper), Bordeaux, Darmstadt (Neues Theater), Genua, Hamburg (Neues Theater von Schinkel/Wimmel), Kopenhagen, London (Theatre de La Reine, Drury Lane, Covent Garden), Lyon, Mailand (Scala), Mainz (Neues Theater), Marseille, München (Kgl. Theater von Klenze), Neapel, Paris (Acad. Royale de Musique, de la Renaissance, Opera Comique), St. Petersburg (Theatre Alexandre, Grand Theatre Imperial), Strasbourg, Turin, Versailles (Opera) u. Wien (Oper). Teil 2 behandelt die Theatermaschinen u. die technische Ausrüstung gegliedert nach französischem (21 Taf.), englischem (14) u. deutschem (5) System. - Alle Tafeln mit Stempel von Contant - "Architecte et Machiniste en Chef de l'Academie Royale de Musique", der heutigen "Opera National de Paris". 1860 erschien eine Neuauflage mit Text von J. de Fillipi. UCBA S. 324. - Kunstbibliothek von Lindenau 1C 50. - Tafel 72 falsch als 27 nummeriert. - Gelenke der Mappe eingerissen u. brüchig. Etwas gebräunt u. stockfleckig, einige kleine Wasserränder u. Wurmspuren. Ränder angestaubt u. teilweise etwas eingerissen.

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        TA., Marmorpalais, "Das Marmorpalais im neuen Garten".

      . gouachierte Lithographie m. Tonplatte n. X. Sandmann ( gedr. b. J. Rauh ) b. Janke in Potsdam, um 1840, 32 x 44. Nicht bei Giersberg/Schendel und Drescher/Kroll.. Malerische Ansicht bei Mondschein, rechts eine Bockmühle. Blick von der Berliner Vorstadt über den "Heiliger See" zum Marmorpalais, links im Hintergrund das Belvedere auf dem Pfingstberg.

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        TA., Stadtschloß m. Paradeplatz, i. Hgr. links die Nikolaikirche, "Das königliche Schloss in Potsdam".

      . kol. Lithographie v. u. n. X. Sandmann b. Janke in Potsdam, um 1840, 30 x 44,5. Blick auf den Paradeplatz mit Truppenparade. Bildmittig das Stadtschloß, links dahinter die Nikolaikirche und der Turm des Rathauses. - Die Ansicht ist allseitig bis zur Bildkante beschnitten.

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        Die St. Petri-Pauli-Kirche zu Nikolskoe.

      . Lithographie m. Tonplatte n. u. n. Sandmann ( Druck J. Rauh in Wien ) b. Janke in Potsdam, um 1840, 30 x 44,5. Sehr seltene, großformatige Lithographie. Der Betrachter steht etwas oberhalb der Kirche und blickt auf die Havel, Mittig die Pfaueninsel, im Hintergrund Sacrow.

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        Terriers Rabbiting

      Great Britain: George Armfield, 1840. GEORGE ARMFIELD&#39;S TERRIERS RABBITING: AN EXCELLENT EXAMPLE OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY ANIMAL PAINTING Oil on canvas; canvas size: 28" x 36" Signed lower center: "Geo. Armfield" Ca. 1840 The genre of animal painting reached its height in Britain, during the nineteenth century, under the reign of Queen Victoria. The monarch and her family were enthusiastic proponents of the country life and during the years of mourning after the death of Prince Albert, Victoria often retreated to Balmoral Castle, located at the heart of the Scottish Highland Mountains. The Prince of Wales, later to become Edward VII, had a passion for country sports while his mother adored the company and companionship of her domestic animals. Painters such as Edwin Landseer, who specialized in such subject matter, found willing patronage from the royal family and the genre became popular amongst the wider public. . Book.

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        Master Humphrey's Clock: The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge (Two volume set)

      London Chapman and Hall 1840 - Two volumes, large 8vo., bound in half calf, raised bands to spine with gilt lettering and decorations, marbled boards, edges and endpapers; Vol I: [iv] + 228pp, Vol II: [vi] + 426pp, both Vols with b/w frontis plus text illus throughout. Some rubbing to boards, edges a little scuffed, inner hinges stretched, Vol II title page becoming detached. Overall a Good set. NOTE: Heavy Set (2.4 kg+: postage outside the UK might incur a surcharge). **To see a scan of this set please visit our Home page ** The shop is open 7 days a week. Over 20,000 books in stock - come and browse. PayPal, credit and (UK) debit cards welcome. Books posted worldwide. For any queries please contact us direct. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        James K. Polk\'s personal copy of an 1840 Washington newspaper reporting the <I>\"Invasion of Texas\"</I> ? Four years later he successfully ran for President on an annexation platform which led to Texas statehood and the Mexican War

      James K. Polk\'s copy of the complete Tuesday, April 28, 1840 edition of Washington\'s \"National Intelligencer,\" four pages, 18\" x 23\", front and verso. Volume XLI, No. 5861, of the primary source of news in the nation\'s capital from 1800-1867. Handwritten in ink in an unknown hand at the upper right edge \"Gov JK Polk\". Polk had represented Tennessee in the House of Representatives from 1825-1839 (Speaker of the House, 1835-1839) and continued receiving his Washington newspaper when he moved to the state capital in Nashville to serve as Governor of Tennessee (1839-1841). The cost of a subscription, printed in the upper left of page one, was \"Daily paper ?" for a year - - $10.\" The lead story in the first column is headed \"Important From Texas,\" beginning, \"The Southern mail of yesterday brought us the following news from Texas, which has, to say the least of it, a very squally aspect.\" The news is entitled \"Invasion of Texas\" and reports about the victory of Mexican Centralist troops under

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        Panoramaansicht, "Roma".

      . altgouachierte Aquatinta ( anonym ), um 1840, 20 x 51,5. Prachtvolles, gouachiertes Aquatintapanorama. Blick auf Rom. Links der Vatikan, mittig die Engelsburg.

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        Speech of Sir William Molesworth, Bart. On Transportation

      London: H. Hooper, 1840. Slim octavo, 76 pp., title-page a little worn; very good in modern red half morocco, from the Webster collection with his small stamp on the rear endpaper, bound without final blank noted by Ferguson. Mutiny, corruption and violence in Australian prisons. An important early speech to the House of Commons by the British MP and parliamentary reformer Sir William Molesworth, summarising and presenting his work on the Select Committee on Transportation to Parliament for the first time. Molesworth (1810-1855) had chaired the Select Committee on Transportation, which had published its important report only two years earlier in 1838. The report had particularly focussed on the growing discontent from free settlers in Australia, as well as investigating Norfolk Island and Port Arthur, and here the report&#39;s author presents a succinct overview of his findings.

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        Historia general del Reino de Mallorca escrita por los cronistas D. Juan Dameto, D. Vicente Mut y D. Geronimo Alemany. Segunda edicion corregida e illustrada con abundantes notas y documentos, y continuada hasta nuestros dias por el D. D. Miguel Moragues Pro y D. Joaquin Maria Bover,

      Palma, Juan Guasp y Pascual, 1840-41.. 2. Auflage. 3 Bände. XXXVIII, 1 Bl., 547 S., 2 Bl. (Inhaltsverzeichnis); S. 548-1306, 2 Bl. (Inhaltsverzeichnis); XXIII, 730 S., 1 Bl. (Übersicht der Tafeln in Bd. 3). Mit 3 illustrierten Titelblättern (davon 2 farbig lithographiert) und 31 (teils kolorierten) lithographischen Tafeln sowie diversen Textvignetten, 8°, Halblederbände der Zeit mit Rückengoldprägungen.. Palau 68213. Die Rücken teils beschabt, mit leichteren Stauchspuren, die Goldprägungen vereinzelt etwas verblasst, bei 2 Bänden an den Deckelrändern etwas oxidiert. Innen durchgehend gebräunt, teils auch fingerfleckig, die Tafeln meist etwas stockfleckig und einige mit etwas grösseren Wasserändern, die Seiten leichter wellig. Kleine kerbformatige Ausschnitte auf allen 3 Titelblättern unterhalb der Verlagsangabe, ohne Textverlust. - In Spanisch. - Die Lithographien zeigen einen Plan von Palma, Portrats, Ansichten und historische Szenen sowie eine Folterszene.

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