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        Findens' Tableaux or the Affections; A Series of Picturesque Illustrations or the Womanly Virtues. From paintings by W. Perring . [With:] Findens' Tableaux: The Iris of Prose, Poetry, and Art, for MDCCCXL. Illustrated with Engravings by W. and E. Finden, from Paintings by J. Browne

      Charles Tilt, London 1840 - Publisher's red (1839) and green (1840) morocco, covers elaborately tooled in gilt. Two issues of the rare hand-coloured deluxe edition of a noted English literary gift annual. Findens' Tableaux was issued between 1837 and 1844. A publisher's ad reveals that this work was issued in three forms: uncoloured on regular paper, uncoloured India proofs, or "a few copies with the plates beautifully coloured after the original Drawings." The hand-coloured deluxe issues, as here, are considerably more scarce than the others, making these among the most desirable of the illustrated English literary annuals of the 19th century. (14 1/2 x 10 7/8 inches). 24 hand-coloured engraved plates after Perring or Browne, engraved by Holl, Finden, Egleton, Freeman, Scriven, Hollis, Gibbs and others. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        The Comic Almanack, For 1839 [1840]: an ephemeris in jest and earnest, containing "all things fitting for such a work." By Rigdum Funnidos, Gent. Adorned with a dozen of "righte merrie" cuts, pertaining to the months, and an hieroglyphic, by George Cruikshank.

      London: for Charles Tilt, 1839 & 1840 - 2 volumes, small octavo. Original pictorial wrappers, the volume for 1839 printed in dark blue, that for 1840 in sepia. The two volumes protected in a dark olive crushed morocco pull-off case, spine richly gilt, and silk-covered paper chemise (chemise chipped). Front cover of 1839 cleanly detached but present, wrappers slightly dust-soiled, the contents fine. Bookplates of the Thackeray collector and bibliographer Henry S. Van Duzer. First editions. These are the only two annual volumes of Cruikshank's Comic Almanack for which William Makepeace Thackeray supplied stories: "Stubbs's Calendar; or, the Fatal Boots" in 1839, and "Barber Cox, and the Cutting of his Comb" in 1840. In each case, this is the first publication of the story. Founded in 1835, Cruikshank's comic annual went well in its early years, but from December 1844 had competition from a blatant imitator, Punch's Almanack, and ceased publication in 1853. Van Duzer 33 & 34 (recording these copies). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Caricaturist's Scrap Book. Omnium Gatherum And Others

      Charles Tilt, London 1840 - Large oblong folio, rebound in burgundy cloth, preserving an earlier title and date [1845]. Comprising of: Omnium Gatherum, Demonology and Witchcraft, Old Ways and New Ways, Nautical Dictionary, The Art of Tormenting, Scenes In London and Sayings and Doings. In all 59 etched plates, some foxing, a small marginal stain affecting some pages. Images available on request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Clarendon Books P.B.F.A.]
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        THE BOOK OF JASHER; Referred to in Joshua and Second Samuel & APOCRYPHA

      M.M. Noah & A.S. Gould, New York 1840 - Preface by M. M. Noah. THE BOOK OF JASHER or, Sefer Hayashar: Faithfully Translated from the Original Hebrew into English. One of the Sacred Books of the Bible with Certificates (of authenticity) and several Prefaces. APOCRYPHA (No title page) Second text and also one of the many Sacred Books of the Bible lost, hidden or suppressed and omitted from the Bible. Handwritten notes at the beginning of the Apocrypha "FW Briggs, Eton College 1831; M.A. Hayes, Windsor Cloisters 1834" seem to indicate that this is 2 books bound into one. First Edition Thus. M.M. Noah & A.S. Gould, New York 1840. ii + xxiv + 268 + 232pp hb ornate gilt full calf-leather with raised seams, aeg, front cover semi-detached, covers rubbed & scraped, pages browned, part of title label missing, contents sound, scarce book. overall good [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Occultique]
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        Ansicht des Gesandtschaftspallastes in Constantinopel.

      Probably Constantinople, c. 1840. - Pencil drawing on paper (168 x 252 mm), mounted on tawny backing with inked border, autogr. caption, and signatures. Matted (390 x 312 mm). Pretty view of the Austrian Embassy Palace in Constantinople (Istanbul); the background shows a mosque and the Bosporus with ships, with a few human figures in the foreground. Signed at bottom right of backing paper: "Albrecht Krafft mpr"; signature of the unidentified "Joh. von Wörnck mpr." (not in AKL) opposite. - The Viennese orientalist Krafft was admitted to the famous Oriental Academy at the age of 19; here, he catalogued the library's oriental mss. and studied Armenian and Hebrew. His lasting achievement is considered to be his catalogue of Arabic, Persian, and Turkish mss. at the Academy. However, Albrecht Krafft, son of the Viennese portrait painter Peter Krafft (who had studied with Tischbein and Füger), was also a gifted dilettante painter who had visited the Academy of Arts simultaneously with grammar school, thus obliging his father's wishes, before he followed his own inclinations and turned towards oriental scholarship (cf. Wurzbach XIII, 99). "Only the first volume of his projected 10-volume catalogue raisonnée of the Imperial Gallery at the Belvedere Palace was published (in 1837) - an excellent achievement for its time [.] Parthey, in his "Deutscher Bildersaal", lists three paintings copied by the younger Krafft" (cf. Thieme/B. XXI, 384). - A few edge defects of the backing paper have been professionally restored.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Die freien und Hansestädte Hamburg und Lübeck

      . geschildert von Rudolf Löser mit 24 Originalansichten (Stahlstiche) von J.Poppel und M.Kurz. komplett. Text beginnt mit der Seitenzahl 5 -69. Format der Seiten: 23 x 16 cm. Stichgröße ist kleiner, jeder mit gestochenem Zierrahmen. (Stiche teilweise stark braunfleckig).Bild eines Stiches. 1. Hamburg von der Elbhöhe. 2. Aussicht vom Stintfang bei Hamburg. 3. Das Baumhaus bei Hamburg 4. Die Katharinenkirche. 5. Die Nikolaikirche. 6. Die neue Börse. 7. Das Johanneum. 8. Die Jakobikirche. 9. Das Thaliatheater. 10. Die Alsterarkaden. 11. Der Jungfernstieg. 12. Die neue Alsterhalle. 13. Das Postgebäude. 14. Die Michaeliskirche. 15. Kloppstocks Grab. 16. Das rauhe Haus in Horn; Lübeck: 17. Lübeck vom Süden. 18. Das Burgtor. 19. Das Holstentor in Lübeck. 20. Der Marktplatz. 21. Das Rathaus. 22. Die Marienkirche. 23. Die Domkirche. 24. Die St. Jakobskirche und das Heil. Geist-Hospital (kräftige Abzüge). J. Poppel und M. Kurz. München. ca.1840. Mit Gebrauchsspuren/Used condition. Leinen der Zeit der Entstehung/Hardcover. Einband mit goldgeprägter Aufschrift.Rücken lichtrandig,Papier braunfleckig. Sprache: deutsch/german..

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Robert A. Mueller Nac]
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        Original-Ansichten der historisch merkwürdigsten Staedte in Deutschland nach der Natur aufgenommen von verschiedenen Künstlern in Stahl gestochen von Louis Hoffmeister, Joh. Poppel, Gust. Ad. Müller, F. Abresch und andern. Mit einem artistisch topographischen Text.

      Gustav Georg Lange,, Darmstadt, 1840 - 2. Band. Darmstadt, Gustav Georg Lange, 1840. Ca. 27 x 23 cm. Mit gestochenem Titel, 54 Stahlstichansichten auf Tafeln und erläuternden Textseiten. Blindgeprägter Leinenband der Zeit. 'Sämmtliche Ansichten sind an Ort und Stelle von den geschicktesten Künstlern ihres Faches . aufgenommen und in gleich ausgzeichnet Weise durch die kunstgeübte Hand . in Stahl gestochen worden. Der Text wurde stets nach authentischen Notizen von verschiedenen Gelehrten ausgearbeitet.' (Vorwort). Der gestochene Titel zeigt eine Ansicht Salzburgs vom Capuzinerberge aus. Die 54 Stahlstich-Tafeln zeigen: Wiesbaden und Bieberich (mit 7 Tafeln), Darmstadt (3), Heilbronn und Weinsberg (2), Eßlingen (2), Baden-Baden (5), Stuttgart (3), Ulm (7), Salzburg (4), Wien (15), Innsbruck (3), Triest (3). Einband berieben und ausgeblichen, Rücken geklebt. Seiten und einige Tafeln im Bild stockfleckig, restliche Tafeln im weißen Rand stockfleckig. Blindgeprägter Leinenband der Zeit. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rainer Kurz - Antiquariat]
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        Neuss / Nordrhein Westfalen Dom von Neuss

      T. O. Weigel, Leipzig ca. 1840. Motivmass: 27,2x21,2 Blattmass: 32,6x25,0 Stahlstich Schwarzweiß.

      [Bookseller: Conzen Kunsthandel Düsseldorf GbR]
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        The Oriental Portfolio

      Smith, Elder & Co, London 1840 - Unbound as issued within original burgundy cloth portfolios, upper covers blocked in gilt with the title, the British Royal arms and a dedication to Queen Victoria, cloth ties, cream glazed pastedwons and flaps, all contained within a single modern red morocco-backed red cloth-covered box, spine gilt An exceptional copy of this very rare work: the first edition in the original parts The present first edition was reissued in one volume with the same title in 1841: a work with which the present work is often confused. There is no record of a complete copy of this work in parts selling at auction in over 30 years. David Roberts and Thomas Dibdin prepared drawings after Thomas Bacon's sketches. Together they "transmuted Bacon's charming originals into splendid designs of true 1830s orientalism" (Archer & Lightbown)." "Thomas Bacon, a Lieutenant in the Bengal Horse Artillery, . served in India for about five years until 1836 . The Oriental Portfilio visually recalls Bacon's travels in India." ( Scenic Splendours p. 68). Horace Hayman Wilson pointed out in the preface how much this work, complete with full explanatory text, was needed, as very little of note had been published since the Daniells' work of forty years earlier. Events proved him wrong: no more then the present two parts were ever completed, and they remain as a hint of what might have been: "it is greatly to be regretted then that The Portfolio expired after its second number in 1840, for if completed Roberts and his associates might have left us an India equal in sensitiveness and suggestiveness with his Spain, Palestine, and Egypt" (Archer & Lightbown). Not in Abbey; Archer & Lightbown India Observed pp.122-6, 149-50 nos 183-4 (1841 reissue only); P. Godrej & P. Rohatgi Scenic Splendours pp.68-69. (21 3/4 x 14 7/8 inches). Letterpress titles to both parts. 1 tinted lithographic additional title by T.H. Pitt after Bacon, printed by Lefevre, 10 tinted lithographic plates (9 after Bacon's sketches worked up by Dibdin (7) or Roberts (2), 1 after Stephanoff; lithographed by W. Gauci (5), A. Picken (1), Louis Haghe (2), W. Walton (1) and Hullmandel (1)), each with a leaf of explanatory letterpress text. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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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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        The Great Sea Snake (with) The Green Mossy Banks of the Lea

      Manchester, England:. Ca. 1840.. Very good overall. A seven verse broadside ballad about a giant sea snake "once seen off the Isle of Pitcairn & caught by Admiral Blake" down the left side, with a wood block illustration of a crocodile at the top, mouth opened wide. The other ballad, in the right column, is 'The Green Mossy Banks of the Lea', concerning the beautiful Matilda spied on the banks of the river Lea by an Irish man. Broadside ballads were primarily text, sometimes with illustration, printed on one side, and set to popular tunes. They were sold on the street for a nominal amount and their subject matter focussed on British and Irish identity, love, marriage, religion, politics, fantasy, crime and social reform. In London, the publishers used printers of the Seven Dials area, such as James Catnatch, John Marshall and John Pitts. 6 x 8 1/2", evenly toned, o/w very good

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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        RICERCHE SUL MOTO MOLECOLARE DE' SOLIDI di Domenico Paoli.

      Stamperia Granducale, Firenze 1840 - Un volume in 8°(15,5 x 23); mezza pelle coeva, titoli e fregi oro al dorso; piatti marmorizzati; ritratto del Paoli in Antiporta; pp. 452; rari segni del tempo e macchioline, è esemplare moplto buono. Seconda edizione, la più importante (la prima è Pesaro, 1825), di questo noto trattato dello scienziato marchigiano. Domenico Paoli, fisico e medico pesarese, fu amico della famiglia Leopardi.Quasi coetaneo di Giacomo (nacque intorno al 1783), Giacomo Leopardi lo cita due volte nello Zibaldone e sei volte nell'Epistolario. Fu il poeta a fargli conoscere il Vieusseux e ad introdurlo nel mondo degli accademici pisani. Per questa sua opera, dalla quale emerge alla quale emerge una visione vitalistica e dinamica della natura si parlò di una somiglianza con la filosofia leopardiana della natura.

      [Bookseller: Libri Antichi e Rari di A. Castiglioni]
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        "128-page manuscript in various hands, in an unusual American fine binding"

      "Rochester, N.Y.". ca. 1840. "Large 8vo (approx. 9½"" x 6¾""), engraved vignette title page (""Album. New Haven: Durrie & Peck, 1826” - possibly supplied), 64 leaves accomplished in a variety of hands, being poems by one Emily Thompson and punctuated with those of her friends, remarking on her and her work throughout, largely poems but some prose; entries are often dated and range from 1829 to 1833, many at Canandaigua, N.Y.; two of the poems have floral watercolors at the top. & & In a most unusual ca. 1840 ticketed American binding of full crimson morocco elaborately worked in gilt and blind on covers and spine, central panel with an unusual gilt lozenge incorporating tulips and fleurons, gilt board edges, a.e.g., marbled endpapers; some light general wear, but very good and sound, or better. With a binder's ticket at the top of the front pastedown: ""S. Drake, / fancy binder, / Exchange-st. Rochester."" & & No mention of Drake in Spawn & Kinsella's American Signed Bindings through 1876. No other information on S. Drake and his fancy binder operation has been found, however a Samuel Drake, Book-Binder is listed in the Directory of the City of Rochester, 1834, and he is still there at the same address in 1851-2. He is not listed in the 1853 directory; in that for 1855 his address had changed, and by 1857 he has disappeared from the directory entirely."

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        A New Celestial Globe

      J. Addison c. 1840, London - Diameter approx 3 1/4\\\\\\\" Height 7\\\\\\\"This globe depicts the heavens and the different constallations.The sphere is mounted on a half circle wooden meridian. This is all supported by a wooden stand with three outswept legs., Size : , Hand Colored Very Good, with some skilful restoration.

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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        CARTEL INAGURACIÓN PLAZA DE JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA 1840. Espadas : Francisco Montes y Gaspar Diaz

      Imp. D.J.Mallen, 32x47 + 1,5 cm marco 1840 - Seda enmarcado Normal, peq.rasgaduras en dobleces Hasta el año de 1839 no tuvo Jerez de la Frontera plaza alguna de toros, celebrándose las corridas en la plaza de las Angustias habilitada para estos efectos. Suspendidas las corridas a causa de una epidemia que asoló la ciudad y a causa también de la guerra, en 1839 se constituye una sociedad constructora, y el siete de junio de 1840 se inagura la nueva plaza, con una corrida en la que se lidiaron ocho toros de la ganadería de don José Saavedra, tomando parte los espadas Francisco Montes, de Chiclana y Gaspar Díaz "Lavi", de Cádiz, que mataron los seis primeros y estoqueando los dos últimos el media espada Antonio de los Ríos. Construida la plaza predominantemente de madera, tenía la forma de un polígono de 16 de lados y se levantaba a extramuros de la población. Su construcción constaba de dos pisos, con una cabida para 11.000 espectadores aproximadamente. Esta plaza de toros fue destruida por un incendio el 24 de julio 1860.

      [Bookseller: Librería Maestro Gozalbo]
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        Prächtige Gesamtansicht von einem Höhenweg aus, links der Ort, in der Ferne schönes Bergpanorama.

      . Kol. Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Popp bei Liter. artist. Anstalt, München, um 1840, 27 x 38 cm.. Nebehay-Wagner 55,28; nicht bei Lentner. - Sehr seltene Ansicht in einem vorzüglichen, breitrandigen Exemplar in feinem Kolorit.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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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]., 1840. 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.. F. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: D & E Lake Ltd. (ABAC, ILAB)]
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        La Cryptographie Dévoilee; Ou Art De Traduire Ou De De'chiffrer Toutes Les Ecritures En Quelques Caracteres Et En Quelques Langues Que Ce Soit, Quoique L'On Ne Connaisse Ni Ces Caracteres Ni Ces Langues; Applique Aux Langues Francaise.

      Bruxelles, Deprez-Parent 1840 - Description: xxvii, 331 p. , 1 l. 23 cm. Subjects: Cryptography. Ciphers. A very good copy in the original, decorative gilt-blocked calf spine, with marbled boards. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling, with rubbing/scuffing to boards. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Signature to verso of half-title page 1 Kg. 331 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Les Français peints par eux-mêmes. Encyclopédie morale du dix-neuvième siècle. 8 Vol.

      L. Curmer 1840 - 1842, Paris - 8 volúmenes: 5 Vol Les Français Parisiens + 3 Vol Province 27x19 cm Holandesa lomo piel con nervios Algunas hojas moteadas 380+ 48 láminas, XVIII+376+49 láminas, XL+352+49 láminas, CVII+376+36 láminas, 392+ 60 láminas, 392+ 50 láminas, VIII+396+50 láminas, VIII+459+54 láminas. Total 395 láminas en color + lámina Napoleón en negro. Faltan 19 láminas color de las relacionadas en los índices. Con más de 1300 grabados intercalados en el texto. Al final de cada volumen una relación de las láminas con los dibujantes y grabadores Gavarni, Tony Johannot, Eugène Lami, Soyer, Lavieille, Guillaumont et Porret. Portraits des types généraux de la société française : l'épicier, l'étudiant en droit, les duchesses, le médecin, le commis-voyageur, mais aussi le Normand, le Franc-comtois, le garde-côte, le baleinier, les détenus, etc., [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Librería Maestro Gozalbo]
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        Gott ist die reinste Liebe ein Gebet und Erbauungsbuch. F: v: Ekhartshausen. [In binding with mounted, 18th century embroidered silk/metallic thread panels on covers].

      Wien bey J. Wallner. Stadt Petersplatz, Eck der Kuehfussgasse 562. Gedruckt bei Jos. Stoeckholzer v. Hirschfeld. (Vienna, nd., ca. 1840's-50's). - An earlier owner, or bookseller's penciled description, from first flyleaf: "plats en soie brodee du XVIIIe siecle remontes sur une reliure en chagrin du milieu du XIXe siecle. Armoiries resemblant a celles de la famille lorraine CLAUSMANN". Size of binding: 3 3/4" x 5 3/4", 384pp., engraved frontispiece "Samuel", signed: Clementine Russ, del.; M. Hofmann, Sc. (engraver); engraved titlepage, of Altar, Exposed Host, etc., unsigned; "Pieta" plate at p. 58 by Russ/G. Leybold (engraver); fine engraving of St. Wilhelm, p. 96, unsigned; Risen Christ plate, p. 134, unsigned. Bound in black, pebbled leather (chagrin), with four raised bands on spine & gilt title & lines on bands on spine; cover margins with blindstamped & single line gilt borders, various lined borders on cover edges, inner edges; small silver, hinged clasp with engraved floral designs; binding also features two re-mounted embroidered silk panels, removed from an earlier binding & mounted onto the front & back covers; size of panels is 3" x 5”, front panel is an armorial or heraldic crest; with a shield worked in various sized gold or metallic wires, or threads, with a central bird form of a stork or crane holding an egg (?) in the left raised talon, with 2 floral forms also in raised gold thread, similar to that used on bird, on a gray silk background with green & gold in lower edge; shield is surmounted by a crown in raised gold thread, with small red, metallic sequins, with swags & chain forms with crowned pendant cross below shield, surround by a wavy line border with leaf-form details & 22 small, faceted rhinestones incorporated in the border, all on a reddish-purple silk background; back panel is similar but with a larger & more elaborate monogrammed oval form on a silver metallic wire background, with initial letters in red or gold sequins: LC A GJ (are possible letters), with similar crown, swags, & borders with & 22 rhinestones, green sequins. These panels are well-preserved. All edges gilt; clasp is complete, but too tight to be closed easily. some slight tanning to paste downs, prelims. and some text pages. Very striking example of this type of metallic thread embroidered work. Cannot guarantee these are the arms of Clausmann of Lorraine, mentioned in the penciled note. Sold as an example of this type of embroidered binding work. (German text). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Les Français peints par eux-mêmes.

      Léon Curmer 1840 - - Léon Curmer, Paris 1840-1842, 18x26,5cm, 9 volumes reliés. - Edition originale constituée des cinq tomes concernant Paris, des trois sur la Province et les colonies et du Prisme, donné en prime aux souscripteurs, et assez souvent manquant. Reliure en demi-basane cerise, dos à quatre nerfs ornés de pièces de titre et de tomaison de basane noire, de caissons, filets et petits fleurons floraux dorés, initiales "N.M." dorées en queue, toutes tranches marbrées. Une coiffe de tête et dos légèrement frottés. Célèbre galerie de portraits gravés sur bois des classes sociales du XIXème siècle réalisés par les plus grands artistes de l'époque : Gavarni, Daumier, Delacroix, Grandville, Johannot, Bellangé, Charlet, Daubigny, Vernet, Isabey, Lami, Meissonnier, Monnier, Traviès, etc. Les portraits sont tous accompagnés de contributions originales des plus fameux auteurs romantiques dont : Balzac, Nodier, Gautier, Nerval, Gozlan, Janin, Karr, etc. Nombreuses rousseurs, deux déchirures angulaires sans manque. Le célèbre éditeur Léon Curmer avait pour dessein, en publiant ses Français, de réaliser une "encyclopédie morale qui résume toute la société". Pari réussi, puisqu'il parvint à réunir près de trois cents types. Rare exemplaire complet et à toutes marges de l'un des chefs-oeuvre du livre illustré romantique, bien complet de la carte de France en couleurs et des 395 gravures en noir (dont la fameuse de Napoléon à cheval), ainsi que des sept frontispices. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Works from The Shakespeare Society

      he Debate between Pride and Lowliness: By Francis Thynn.1841: The School of Abuse, containing A Pleasant Invective against Poets, Pipers, Players, Jesters &c. By Stephen Gosson.1842: Notes of Ben Jonson's Conversations with William Drummond of Hawthornden.1842: Pierce Penniless's Supplication to the Devil. By Thomas Nash.1842: Timon, A Play.1843: Honour Triumphant; and A Line of Life: Two Tracts by John Forde, the Dramatist, unknown to the Editors of his Works, and Now First Reprinted from the Original Copies.1843: A Treatise against Dicing, Dancing, Plays, and Interludes. With Other Idle Pastimes. By John Northbrooke.1844: The Old Taming of a Shrew, Upon which Shakespeare Founded his Comedy.1846: The Fair Maid of the Exchange; A Comedy, by 1840 - A remarkablesixteen volume set of literary criticism concerning Renaissance drama printed for the Shakespeare Society. A lovely uniform run, and rather scarce. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and blindstamped decoration. Several of these works are edited, with notes and an introduction, by John Payne Collier. The Shakespeare Society was founded, in part, by John Payne Collier, who served as its director. From 1840, the society was responsible for the publication of numerous volumes containing works of drama and theatrical history, with particular interest in Shakespeare and his contemporaries of Renaissance drama. John Payne Collier, 1789 1883, is most famously remembered as aShakespearian critic and alleged forger. Condition: The bindings are generally tight and firm. The inner hinges are slightly strained. There is mild wear to the extremities, including mild bumping with discolouration to the boards. One volume has a small label to the front board. Internally the pages have slight browning and the occasional spot. Overall the condition is very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Collection De Memoires et De Relations Sur L'Histoire Ancienne Du Canada; with MÈmoires sur le Canada depuis 1749 jusqu'? 1760

      Societe Litteraire et Historique De Quebec, Impr. de W. Cowan et fils 1840Imprimerie de Middleton & Dawson 1838 1840-38, Quebec - RARE FIRST EDITIONS ON VERY EARLY QUEBEC HISTORY 2 volumes in one: 155pp. & 207pp. Rebacked 3/4 calf, original marbled boards, new eps. Title in gilt on spine. Bottom corners lightly worn. Book condition: Very Good + Edition: First Editions.#1: Collection De Memoires et De Relations Sur L'Histoire Ancienne Du Canada, D'Apres Des Manuscrits Recemment obtenus des Archives et Bureaux Publics en France, Relation de ce qui s'est passÈ au siËge de QuÈbec, 155pp. 1840, Impr. de W. Cowan et fils. First edition. (various pagings), ii, 7, 14, 32, 36, 24, 8, 8, 29. Collection of eight reports or relations each one having their own pagination.#1: Collection De Memoires eight reports content titles:1. MÈmoire sur líÈtat prÈsent du Canada, attribuÈ ? M. Talon, 7 p.2. MÈmoire sur le Canada (1736), attribuÈ ? M. Hocquart, 14 p.3. ConsidÈrations sur l'Ètat prÈsent du Canada (1758), 29 p.4. Histoire du Canada par M. l'abbÈ de Belmont, 36 p.5. Relation du siËge de QuÈbec en 1759 par une religieuse de l'HÙpital GÈnÈral de QuÈbec, 24 p.6. Jugement impartial[4] sur les opÈrations militaires de la Campagne en Canada en 1759, 8 p.7. Reflexions sommaires sur le commerce qui s'est fait en Canada, 8 p.8. Histoire de Veau de vie en Canada, 29 p., #2: MÈmoires sur le Canada, depuis 1749 jusqu'? 1760. En trois parties; avec cartes et plans lithographiÈs. 207pp 1838, First edition. Imprimerie de Middleton & Dawson VII, [1], [1]-207pp. [1], [3 appendice, corrections],[1]. Includes 13 maps and plans (some very faded) including 7 folding plates. Half-title: MÈmoires du s---- de C---- contenant l'histoire du Canada durant la guerre, et sous le gouvernement anglois. Quoted from SociÈtÈ littÈraire et historique de QuÈbec relating to these works: "Three volumes of Transactions were issued First in the years 1829, 1831, and 1837 respectively. In 1838 the first part of the series of Historical Documents appeared, called "MÈmoires sur le Canada depuis 1749 jusqu'? 1760". This manuscript was communicated to the Society by Colonel Christie, the author was supposed to have been M. de Vauclain, a naval officer in the French service in 1759. The following remarkable circumstances concerning a copy of it, is thus related by Francis Parkman, the Historian: "The remarkable anonymous work printed by the Historical Society of Quebec under the title 'MÈmoires sur le Canada depuis 1749 jusqu'? 1760, is full of curious matter concerning Bigot and his associates, which squares well with other evidence. A manuscript which seems to be the original draft of this valuable document was preserved at the Bastille, and, with other papers, was thrown into the street when that castle was destroyed. They were gathered up, and afterwards bought by a Russian named Dubrowski, who carried them to St. Petersburg.[2] Lord Dufferin, when Minister there, procured a copy of the manuscript in question, which is now in the keeping of AbbÈ H. Verreau at Montreal, to whose kindness I owe the opportunity of examining it. In substance it differs little from the printed work, though the language and the arrangement often vary from it. The author, whoever he may have been, was deeply versed in Canadian affairs of the time, and though often caustic, is generally trust-worthy". It was reprinted by the Society in 1873. In 1840 the second part of this series was published called "Collection de mÈmoires et de " relations sur l'histoire ancienne." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Une promenade dans la Haye et ses environs. Vues dessinées d'après nature. Eene wandeling in s' Gravenhage en zyne omstreken. Gezigten naar de natuur geteekend.

      Amsterdam, Desguerrois, z.j. [ca. 1840]. - Oblong 4to. Titelblad op roze papier + 30 (van de 40) gelithogr. platen. Gebonden. Half leer met gemarmerde platten uit de tijd. Goed ex. (Enkel vlekje in marge, overigens zeer fraai). * Uiterst zeldzame verzameling zeer fraaie litho's naar tekeningen van C.C.A. Last, J.C. van Pappelendam, J.B. van Hove, P.A. Beretta, F. Clermans en anoniem, op steen gebracht door Desguerrois. Vier platen hebben alleen Franse onderschriften (drie hiervan zijn ook genummerd), de overige Franse en Nederlandse. De hier voorkomende platen zijn: Le corps de garde à l'entrée du Bois (No. 2), De groote Herberg, Le Palais du Bois (No. 1), De Loterij Zaal (=Ridderzaal), De gevange Poort, Het Haagsche Bosch, Logement de oude Doelen, Koninklijk Paleis, Paleis van den Kroon Prins, Ministère des Colonies (No. 20), Paleis van den Prins Frédérik, De Bibliotheek en het Voorhout, De Nieuwe Kerk, S'Lands grof-geschut Gieterij, Paleis van de Prinses Marianne, De Groote Kerk, De Staten Generaal, Gezicht naar het Buitenhof, Scheveningsche weg, De vuurtoren nabij Scheveningen, Het Badhuis te Scheveningen, De Scheveningsche Kerk, Het binnen komen van Scheveningen, Scheveningen, De gereformeerde Kerk te Reiswijk, Pont dit Geestbrug, Gereformeerde Kerk te Voorburgh, De witte Poort te Leyden, Het Leidsche Schouw, Gezigt van den Leidschendam. - Oorspronkelijk bestond de uitgave uit 40 platen, waarvan deze 30 zijn behouden.

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        Les cent et un Robert-Macaire. Composés et dessinés par M. H. Daumier, sur les Idées et les Légends de M. Ch. Philipon, réduits et lithographiés par M. M. ***. Texte par MM. Maurice Alhoy et Louis Huart.

      Paris, Aubert et Cie., Galerie Véro-Dodat 1840. - 4°, 103 nn. Bll., 103 feuilles non numerotés, Halbleder der Zeit mit vergold. Rücketitel, Rückenvergoldung, Einband etwas berieben, reliure peu abimé, dedans quelquefois bruné, innen gelegentlich braunfleckig, verkleinerte Ausgabe mit den seitenverkehrten Darstellung nach der Ausgabe von 1839, enthält die Tafeln 51-101, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtans., über die Weichsel, "Urbs Warsovia..1656".

      . Lithographie ( m. Bordüre ) nach v. ( Perelle n. Dahlberg), um 1840, 28,5 x 61,5. Aufgezogen, Mit vielen Längs- und Querfalten.

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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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        HISTOIRE ET DESCRIPTION DES VOIES DE COMMUNICATION AUX ETATS-UNIS ET DES TRAVAUX D'ART QUI EN DÉPENDENT.

      Paris: Librairie de Charles Gosselin., -1841. 1840 - Two text volumes plus atlas. Text volumes: xiii,[3],542pp. plus errata; 582,[1],vi-lii pp. Half titles. Large quarto. Contemporary half morocco and boards, spines gilt. Atlas: Nineteen double-page plates and maps (one folding). Large folio. Near uniform contemporary half morocco and cloth. Scattered foxing, slight shelf wear. Very good. A presentation copy, inscribed from the author: "Monsieur le Président Barouche, hommage de l'auteur Michel Chevalier." The recipient's rubber stamp appears on the front free endsheets. "Most elaborate early foreign work on American railroads and canals" - Howes. Chevalier, a noted French economist, was sent by the French government to the U.S. in 1833 to study the issues of overland and water transportation. "Among his contemporaries he enjoyed a reputation equal to that of.de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont. He remains one of the most important French commentators on the United States" - Monaghan. He remained in America for nearly two years and liked much of what he saw. This publication contains descriptions of the various railroads, canals, and major bridges along the eastern seaboard. Also covered are the railroads and canals of the St. Lawrence and Great Lakes regions of Canada. The atlas volume contains maps of the U.S. showing canals and railroads in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland; and technical plans depicting structural details of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad cars, Schuylkill Canal, Cornwall Canal, Patapsco Viaduct, Aqueduct Bridge on the Potomac River at Georgetown, Morris Canal, etc. A handsome and important production. HOWES C358, "aa." BUCK 351. KRESS C.5134. SABIN 12583 (ref). MONAGHAN 425, 427.

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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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        A DESCRIPTION OF THE UNITED STATES LANDS IN IOWA: BEING A MINUTE DESCRIPTION OF.QUALITY OF SOIL, GROVES OF TIMBER, PRAIRIES, LEDGES OF ROCK, COAL BANKS, IRON AND LEAD ORES, WATER-FALLS, MILL-SEATS, etc.WITH APPENDIX.

      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= http://www.bookrouter.com/im/juvelisbks/6496.jpg >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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