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        In the only state lost by Harrison from Maine to Maryland in his November 3, 1840, victory, a group of his Hampton, N.H., supporters pledge sums of money <I>?to defray the expense of manifesting our rejoicing at the ascendancy of the Whig cause throughout the Union.?</I>

      Autograph Document Signed by ?Thomas Leavitt, Jr.? and by 42 other residents of Hampton, New Hampshire, two pages, 8.5? x 13.25?, front and verso. Hampton, November 15, 1840. Verso of integral leaf bears notation ?Hampton / New Hampshire.? Soiling and ink smudges which would be expected on a document separately signed in various inks by 43 people. Integral leaf tears expertly repaired. Very good condition.In full, ?We the subscribers hereby promised to pay, to any committee appointed for the purpose, the sum of money placed against several names to defray the expense of manifesting our rejoicing at the ascendancy of the Whig cause throughout the Union in the contemplated Election of William H. Harrison as President of the United States of America.? Leavitt has headed the first column ?Names? and the second column ?Sum to be appropriated to defray Expenses exclusive of Dinner.? Four signers have penned ?Dinner? in the last column next to their amount of

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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&#39;huile sur velous en six le&#141;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&#39;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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        VOYAGE EN SUISSE

      [ca 1840 - Fine Collection of Lovely Hand-Colored ViewsFrom Mid-19th Century Swiss Travels. 140 x 194 mm (5 1/2 x 7 5/8"). 1 p.l. (title in manuscript) followed by plates. Pleasing contemporary red straight-grain morocco, intricately gilt, covers with wide, twisting strapwork floral frame and large filigree lozenge centerpiece, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with vase of flowers at center within a lozenge of small tools and floral garland cornerpieces, ornately gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt (joints expertly repaired at top and bottom). WITH 79 VERY APPEALING HAND-COLORED AQUATINTS OF SWISS VIEWS, each with printed captions, all with a protective blank sheet (except the last, where the sheet is mostly torn away). Leather a little faded, corners a bit worn, minor soiling to boards, occasional trivial foxing to guards and to a few plate margins, a couple of small smudges, but an excellent copy, THE PLATES CLEAN AND FRESH WITH VIBRANT COLORS, and the carefully restored binding quite sound, lustrous, and without any serious wear. This is a lovely collection of views by Swiss painter Rudolf Dikenmann, printed by the artist's family atelier and hand colored by his sister Anna. There are city views of Geneva, Lausanne, Lucerne, Bern, and Zurich, and tranquil rural landscapes of mountains, lakes, chalets, glaciers, a stunning waterfalls. The scenes are quite natural and animated, whether inhabited by peasants, livestock, hikers, and tourists or enlivened by the rushing waters of the Reichnbach or the dizzying heights of an Alpine bridge. The composition is pleasing, the detail remarkable, and the colors quite rich, skillfully applied, and heightened in spots with gum arabic. This delightful souvenir album can hold its own beside far more famous "picturesque voyages." The manuscript title page--and the lack of any OCLC or ABPC records for the item--may indicate that these prints were especially assembled by a traveller to commemorate a visit to Switzerland, a common practice at the time. Dikenmann did publish a "Souvenir de la Suisse," containing 50 plates, in the 1860s. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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&#39;industrie A&#39; 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&#39;s interest in folksong, which was to grow in later years. Folksongs did not much help the first two quartets, but Razumovsky&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s blindstamp to lower margins. Binder&#39;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&#39;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 &#39;final&#39; 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&#39;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 &#39;von Galitzin&#39; (more accurately &#39;Golitsïn) to whom Opp. 127, 130, and 132 are dedicated... Beethoven&#39;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&#39;s comedy plays which includes;Andre del SartoLorenzaccioLes Caprices de MarianneFantasioOn ne badine pas avec l&#39;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&#39;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. &#39;Steamboat route from Paris to Havre with a statistical description and history of the banks of the Seine, followed by a traveler&#39;s guide&#39;. Featuring two fold-out maps to the rear. Contains 15 engraved plates, including a frontispiece. &#39;Avec une description statistique et historique des bords de la Seine; suivi d&#39;un guide du voyageur&#39;. &#39;Precede d&#39;une notice historique sur le chemin de fer de Paris a` Saint Germain, et orne de vues, plans et cartes graves sur acier&#39;. 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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        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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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.

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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..

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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]

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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.

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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]

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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/&#11;. 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&#39;s The Birds of America. Includes the text from Audubon&#39;s Ornithological Biography. &#11;The Royal Octavo Edition of The Birds of America represents John James Audubon&#39;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&#39;s native and distinct bird species, J.J. Audubon here rendered a miniature yet unique version of The Birds of America.&#11;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. &#11;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. &#11;For the Royal Octavo Edition, Audubon enlisted America&#39;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. &#11;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&#39;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. &#11;(Wood, Casey. An Introduction to the Literature of Vertebrate Literature. London: Oxford University Press, 1931. Tyler, Ron. Audubon&#39;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 &#39;The Green Mossy Banks of the Lea&#39;, 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

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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.

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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&#148; - 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&#39;s ticket at the top of the front pastedown: ""S. Drake, / fancy binder, / Exchange-st. Rochester."" & & No mention of Drake in Spawn & Kinsella&#39;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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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]

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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&#148;, 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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Werner Steinbeiß]
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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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