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        Pl. 376 Canada Goose The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories

      New York & Philadelphia:: Audubon, J. J. & Chevalier, J.B.,, 1840-44.. First Royal Octavo. Matted in Ivory Rag Board . Fine condition with bright original hand-coloring/& . A fine original hand-colored lithograph on paper. Sheet size: 6.5 x 10.25 inches. Drawn from nature by J. J. Audubon, FRS, FLS and lithographed, printed and colored by JT Bowen, Philadelphia from The First Royal Octavo Edition of John James Audubon'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. )

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        Souvenirs de Naples - Album di scene popolari napoletane.

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

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        Gabriel de George Sand.

      Paris, Félix Bonnaire, Éditeur, 1840 - In-8° [227 x 137 mm] ; (2)-351 pp., demi-maroquin à grains longs vert bronze à coins, dos lisse superbement orné « fers rocailles » chiffré en pied, titre or, tête dorée, couvertures beiges conservées, grandes marges, rel. signée de l’atelier « E. & A. Maylander », très bel exemplaire. Carteret, t. II, p. 309. Clouzot, Nouvelle Édition, p. 243. Édition originale rare (Tome XXIV des œuvres complètes. Paris, Félix Bonnaire). George Sand (1804-1876) fut un auteur à l’imagination romanesque prolixe, dotée d’une force d’esprit, d’une psychologie intelligente et fine, elle laisse un œuvre considérable et diverse : contes et nouvelles, pièces de théâtre, articles critiques et politiques, textes autobiographiques, et vingt-six volumes de correspondance. Elle demeure par ailleurs une très vivante épistolière et mémorialiste. EDITION ORIGINALE. UN TRES BEL EXEMPLAIRE DANS UNE RELIURE DE MAYLANDER. FIRST EDITION. VERY NICE COPY. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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        The Beauties of the Bosphorus from Drawings By William H Bartlett - 4 Volumes

      Virtue 1840 - 4 volumes, no date Hardbacks in VG/VG+ condition, general soiling to covers, red cloth slightly ragged. All illustrations present. An attractive set. Not ex library or a remainder. Scans available on request. Heavy books so extra postage may apply [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        EIGHTY PICTURESQUE VIEWS ON THE THAMES AND MEDWAY, engraved on steel by the First Artists

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        HISTORIA GENERAL DEL REINO DE MALLORCA.

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

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

      London: George Virtue, 1840 - Originally published in 30 parts without text, and appearing here for the first time in expanded book form, this is a beautiful series of views, showing principal cities and scenic views, engraved from drawings Bartlett made during a visit to America and Canada, 1837-1838. He stayed with his collaborator, the poet N.P. Willis, and accompanied him on a trip West. A handsome survey of the New World (BARTLETT, W.H) First edition, state A of volume II with Contents list numbered. 2 vols., 4to. With 120 steel engraved plates by William H. Bartlett, including a full-page map of the Northeastern United States, portrait, and two engraved title pages, tissue guards. In HARPER'S binding of half purple-morocco, gilt spine, a.e.g. (Harper was likely the American distributor); extremities slightly rubbed, vol. II covers soiled, plates with scattered light foxing, mostly marginal, overall a very attractive copy. Sabin 3784; Howes B209; BAL 22755; Abbey, Travel, 651 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        American Scenery; or land, lake, and river illustrations of transatlantic Nature

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

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        American Scenery or land, lake, and river illustrations of transatlantic nature.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The shores and islands of the Mediterranean.

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

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

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

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        Le Petit La Fontaine.

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

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        Wanderungen durch Schwaben.

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

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        Lehrbuch der rationellen Praxis der landwirthschaftlichen Gewerbe. Die Bierbrauerei und Branntweinbrennerei, die Hefe-, Liqueur-, Essig-, Stärke-, Stärkezucker- u. Runkelrübenzuckerfarikation, die Kalk-, Gyps- und Ziegelbrennerei, Potaschesiederei, Oelraffinerie, Butter- u. Käsezubereitung, das Brotbacken u. Seifensieden umfassend. Zum Gebrauche bei Vorlesungen über die landwirthschaftlichen Gewerbe und zum Selbstunterrichte für Landwirthe, Techniker und Cameralisten. 2. stark vermehrte Auflage

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

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        Plan of an Estate Situate at Wadsley, the Property of John Greaves Esq. 1840, hand-coloured linen-backed plan, sheet 780mm x 570mm, annotated, rolled.

      1840 - [Sold with:] West Riding Asylum, Wadsley near Sheffield, Plan of Estate, large linen-backed, hand-coloured plan, sheet size 1300mm x 1960mm, rolled; [Sold with:] Architectural Elevations, twelve sheets of hand-coloured elevations of the asylum and adjacent buildings, various sizes, 10 linen-backed, rolled. Originally known as South Yorkshire Asylum until 1890, it then became the West Riding Asylum, Wadsley (1890â€"1930). It was known as Wadsley Mental Hospital between 1930 and 1948 when it became Middlewood Hospital.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        HISTORIA DE GIL BLAS DE SANTILLANA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Indian Chief.

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

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        The Works of Lord Byron

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

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

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

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        Vases Japonais

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

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        Souvenir de la Suisse.,

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

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        Ansicht von Cannstadt. Kolorierte und gouachierte Lithographie um 1840 von Martens - Obach.,

      Um 1840., - 15,5 x 23 cm. Gerahmt, unter Passepartouts. Sprache: de

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

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

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        John Marshall's "Life of George Washington" and Companion Atlas with Hand-colored Maps

      1840 - Books, The Life of George Washington Commander in Chief of the American Forces, During the War which Established the Independence of his Country and First President of the United States, Compiled Under the Inspection of the Honourable Bushrod Washington, From Original Papers Bequeathed to him by his Deceased Relative, 2nd edition, in two volumes. Philadelphia: James Crissy and Thomas Cowperthwait, 1840. 982 pp. plus index, 5 1/2 x 9 in. Both have pencil inscription on blank fly leaf "A. Seeley 1851 Presented by T.C. Gladding." Rebound; very good, some foxing toward the front. OCLC 183328030. With: Atlas to Marshall's Life of Washington, Philadelphia: J. Crissy, [1832], 10 hand-colored maps. Ex-Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Massachusetts bookplate on front paste-down. Black cloth spine and corners, original green boards with label. Internally fine. OCLC 191237946. Chief Justice John Marshall's magisterial biography of George Washington was originally a five-volume set. This 1840 publication, revised and issued in two volumes, also includes the 1832 companion atlas of maps relating to the Revolutionary War. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        NIGER RIVER]. [Two Plates from the "Picturesque Views on the River Niger"]: First plate includes two panoramas: Cliffs at Attàh; Mountains and market canoes near Borwèh. Second plate shows seven strip views of the Niger with place names: Béaufort Island looking up the river; Six miles below the confluence; Twenty miles above the confluence; The Terry Mountains; The Rennel mountains; Zagoshi - Cliffs about 150 m. high - The City of Rabba.

      John Murray, Hodgson & Graves, Ackerman, London 1840 - London: John Murray, Hodgson & Graves, Ackerman, 1840. Tinted lithographs ca. 22x28,5 cm (9 x 11.5in) and 24 x 33,5 cm (9.5 x 13.5 inches). Day & Haghe, Lithrs to the Queen. Both recently matted. Plates edge worn with a couple of repaired small tears, old small ink stamp on one plate, otherwise in very good condition. Two plates from Allen's "Picturesque Views on the River Niger: sketched during Lander's last visit in 1832-33" (London, 1840). "Allen had accompanied Richard Lander and Oldfield and carried out a survey of the River Niger in 1832-1833. The present work was published in light of the interest that the proposed expedition of 1841-1842 (under the command of Captain Trotter) generated. Allen went on to command the Wilberforce on this ill-fated expedition" (Christie's); Abbey Travel 284.

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        Comedies et Proverbes

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

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

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

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

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

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        TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST. A PERSONAL NARRATIVE OF LIFE AT SEA.

      Harper & Brothers Publishers., New York 1840 - . [483pp]. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE.Rebacked using original brown cloth boards with binding B(referred to in BAL as "tan muslim , stamped in black"). "[Dana] had kept a diary during his voyages [to Alto California and a number of its settlements], and in 1840 (coinciding with his admission to the bar) he published [this] memoir. His writing evidences his later social feeling for the oppressed. With the California Gold Rush later in the decade, 'Two Years Before the Mast' would become highly sought after as one of the few sources of information on California.". Part of Harper's 'Family Library, No. CVL'. "It has been asserted, and generally accepted, that there were two printings dated 1840; and that the first of these may be identified by the presence of the dot over the 'i', in the word "in", first line of the copyright notice; and, by the unbroken running head on p.9." - BAL. This volume appears to be a first edition, first issue, based on this description. Ownership signature on FFEP . Boards are soiled and darkened and edges are worn. SCARCE. Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bellezze del Bosforo. Panorama del meraviglioso canale di Costantinopoli, dello stretto dei Dardanelli e del Mar di Marmara.

      1840 ca., S.n.t., 1840 - In-4° oblungo (285 x 222 mm), legatura posteriore t. tela verde con titolo e filetti in oro al dorso. Stupendo albo miscellaneo di 95 tavv. incise in acciaio riproducenti vedute del Bosforo, di Costantinopoli, della Grecia, dell' Albania, etc. In principio, carta topografica del Bosforo incisa su acciaio. Quasi tutte le tavv., incise da vari artisti, sono disegnate da Thomas Allom, noto paesaggista e architetto inglese vissuto tra il 1804 e il 1872. L'albo presenta un carattere assai eterogeneo: alle vedute di Costantinopoli e del Bosforo ne succedono altre del Medio Oriente e di Gerusalemme, della Grecia (queste ultime con i margini bianchi notevolmente ridotti rispetto alle altre), dell'Albania, di Malta, di Palermo, di Roma, della Svizzera, della Cina, senza un preciso filo conduttore geografico. Queste vedute sono state aggiunte come semplice riempitivo alla parte propriamente riguardante il Bosforo. La brossura editoriale, rimontata su cartoncino, in principio del volume, è stata aggiunta al momento della rilegatura, ed è tratta dalla nota opera di Antonio Baratta (1802-1866) "Bellezze del Bosforo ossia Panorama del meraviglioso canale di Costantinopoli preceduto da un'accurata descrizione dello Stretto dei Dardanelli e del mar di Marmara", edita dal Fontana di Torino nel 1841 e consistente in 639 pp. di testo e 81 tavv. f.t. Le tavole comprese nel nostro albo, peraltro, sono, come già è stato detto, opera di incisori inglesi, e, tranne che per il tema iconografico legato al Bosforo, non hanno nulla a che vedere con il libro del Baratta. Un'incisione raffigurante la basilica di San Pietro è incollata al verso della carta che al recto contiene l'incisione n. 79 (la numerazione è apposta a mano al margine bianco) raffigurante la capitale maltese, La Valletta, sicché il numero totale delle incisioni adunate nell'albo, facendo rientrare nel computo questa tavola applicata, ammonta a 96. Fioriture alle parti bianche, mai toccanti la zona incisa. Albo di vedute romantiche iconograficamente assai suggestivo, anche nella suo carattere estremamente composito. 95 engravings on steel on Bosphorus. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Itineraire des Bateaux a Vapeur de Paris au Havre

      Paris - Ernest Bourdin, 1840 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A very scarce copy of this beautifully illustrated nineteenth-century French travel guide. In French. 'Steamboat route from Paris to Havre with a statistical description and history of the banks of the Seine, followed by a traveler's guide'. Featuring two fold-out maps to the rear. Contains 15 engraved plates, including a frontispiece. 'Avec une description statistique et historique des bords de la Seine; suivi d'un guide du voyageur'. 'Precede d'une notice historique sur le chemin de fer de Paris a` Saint Germain, et orne de vues, plans et cartes graves sur acier'. Condition: In a quarter leather binding with marbled boards. Externally, generally smart, some slightrubbing to the extremities and a mark to the front board. Internally, firmly bound. Scattered light foxing as usual to this paper but better than normally seen. A few closed tears to the fold-out maps, two of which have been previously repaired. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        North American Boundary : Maps A and B, appended to the report of the British Commissioners, appointed in 1839, to survey and explore the Territory in dispute between the governments of Great Britain and the United States of America, under the second article of the Treaty of 1783

      Foreign Office, [printed label affixed to the slipcase]. [London] 1840 - Map A: Map of that Portion of Her Majesty's Colonies of New Brunswick and Lower Canada the Title to Which Is Disputed by the Government of the United States. Engraved folding map printed on two sheets joined, dissected into 16 parts and mounted on linen as issued, partially hand-coloured, edged in green cloth. Map B: Referred to in the Report of Colonel Mudge and Mr. Featherstonhaugh, the Commissioners Appointed by the British Government to Explore and Survey the Territory in Dispute between Great Britain and the United States of America under the Second Article of the Treaty of 1783. 8 engraved maps printed on two sheets joined, dissected into 12 sections and mounted on linen as issued, partially colored in outline, edged in green cloth. Rare case map. "Territorial encroachments initiated by Maine on British lands in Aroostook culminated in 1839 with the menacing encampment of 10,000 Maine troops on British borders. General Winfield Scott was sent by the Federal Government to negotiate a truce with the Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick. Great Britain, now convinced of the gravity of the situation, authorized a boundary commission headed by Mudge and Featherstonhaugh. Their findings were incorporated into the Webster-Ashburton Treaty (1842) which allowed for free navigation of the St. John River and rectified the boundaries at the head of the Connecticut River, the north end of Lake Champlain, in the Detroit River and at the head of Lake Superior" (Siebert). Phillips, p. 603; Streeter sale 3706; Siebert sale 24. Two maps engraved by James Wyld, as follows:. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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