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        Pl. 99 Connecticut Wood Warbler 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 and framed in silk/gold leaf- 1/2 inch neoclassical frame. . 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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        Costumes of British Ladies from the time of William the 1st to the reign of Queen Victoria

      Dickenson & Son, London - N.d., circa 1840. Folio, 48 hand-colored lithographed plates, some heightened in gilt, all mounted on card, as originally issued. Each accompanied by brief caption relating to authorities upon which illustration was based, and this caption is on separate leaf's verso, and there is a tissue guard sheet between this and the related plate. Title page with lovely hand-colored floral border. Followed by list of subscribers, which contains 171 names, and this must surely have been the extent of the entire issue since copies are extremely scarce. (Obviously the book has been mined many times as a breaker for plates.) The original gutta percha binding has been replaced with a sewn casing that is far more durable. Modern green full morocco and marbled endpapers. Gilt edges. Offsetting onto tissues. Small discreet library stamp on versos of plates -- otherwise no signs of ex-library whatsoever. Very occasional light fox marks.

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        Speilvendt prospekt av Bergen.

      Berlin, . U. å. (ca. 1840). Folio. Billedflate . 36 cm X 29 cm. Originalt litografi med samtidig håndkolorering.. "Guckkastenbilder Nr. 17. Bei Winckelmann u. Söhne in Berlin". Et morsomt prospekt med båter for fulle seil inn på Vågen. Noe brunet i ytterkantene som følge av syreholdig bakkartong ved innrammingen

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        Displayable letter of Wordsworth, who helped launch the Romantic Age in English literature, signed shortly before Queen Victoria appointed him Poet Laureate

      Manuscript Letter Signed \"Wm Wordsworth,\" 1p, 4.5\" x 7.5\". Rydal Mount [Rydal, England], September 9, 1840. Unnamed recipient. Fine condition.In full, \"In reply to yr application for payment of a small debt to the estate of Henry Harrison, I have to inform you that the money was sent to a friend in London to discharge it on the 26 of Feby last - & I am at a loss to account, under these circumstances, for its remaining on the Bankrupt\'s books. I will however lose no time in making inquiry of the fr[ien]d to when the money was paid over, who will no doubt attend to the matter.\"Appointed Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom by Queen Victoria in 1843, Wordsworth served until his death in 1850.

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        The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth. A New Edition in Six Volumes. 1840. Full leather signed binding from Zaehnsdorf.

      London, Edward Moxon, 1840.. Kl.-8°, Ledereinband. Full leather bindings. Bound in tan straight-grain morocco by Zaehnsdorf. Marbled endpapers, gilt top-edge. Shelf wear and rubbing to leather, with a few dents and scuffs. Very good. Size: about 7 x 4.5 inches.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat an der Universität München]
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        George Simon Winters wohlerfahrner Pferde-Arzt, : welcher gründlich lehrt wie man die Complexion der Pferde, ihre Natur und Alter erkennen, alle innerlichen und äusserlichen Krankheiten heisen, so wie auch wie man dieselben vor bevorstehenden Vebeln verwahren könne, nebst einigen höchst seltenen, fur junge Fohlen vielfach bewährt gefundenen Arzenei-Mitteln

      Philadelphia: Herausgegeben von Edmund Y. Schelly, 1840 - First American edition of Winter's compendium of equine medicine, Hippiater Expertus, originally published in Latin and German in 1678 and reprinted through the eighteenth century First American edition. Thick 8vo. 44 folded leaves of plates by Valentin Trichter. 839 pp. Publisher's mottled calf, spine label. Lacking clasps, some plates roughly folded, else fine

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Pl. 385 Mallard (Males & Females) The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        "Vue d'Interlacken et d'Unterseen. Vers la Jungfrau". Gesamtansicht über die Aare, rechts Unterseen, im Hintergrund Bergpanorama.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        THE BIRDS OF AMERICA, FROM DRAWINGS MADE IN THE UNITED STATES AND THEIR TERRITORIES

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

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        DIe Huldigung.

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        1856 New Testament, Ojibwa translated by Henry Blatchford

      - This translation has been ascribed to Henry Blatchford a missionary in upper Canada in the 1840's, by J.C. Pilling who compiled a bibliography of Algonquin languages before the turn of the century. There is both index and orthography prefacing the beginning of the Testament. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "Ansicht der Stadt Straubing, von der Pülmes-Seite". Gesamtansicht.

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

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

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

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        Exposition of the Science of Galvanism and Electro - Magnetism

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        COLLEZIONE DELLE PRINCIPALI VEDUTE DI VENEZIA.

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

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        Leçons de géométrie appliquée aux arts, professées a Versailles.

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

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

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

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

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

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