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        THE NEW ROYAL BATTLEDORE. A set of 4 all unused, all different.

      Kettering, Joseph Toller, circa 1840.Folded size 130 x 87 mm, 5 1 / 8 x 3 3 / 8 inches, white paper laid on grey card with 2 folds to form 2 pages and a shaped flap or handle bearing the title, imprint, price of one penny and a small cut of a zebra. An alphabet, irregular alphabets and 2 reading lessons inside and 2 on the outside panels. The text on each battledore is the same but the 3 good cuts inside are all different: 1. a basket maker, a ragged old man chased by a vicious - looking snake and a goose, a herald with trumpet and proclamation standing by a column; 2. a girl praying; a mother and child watch a royal coach go by in Italy; an actor on the stage takes a bow; 3. a woman spinning outside her cottage; a beautiful angel leads a cherub on a raft to shore; Mother Hubbard shows her dog the cupboard is bare; 4. a man weaving; a courtroom brawl before a judge; a cat on a chair, a dog making a fuss of and their old lady owner. Plus upper and lower case alphabets and numbers. All near Fine crisp clean copies. Oppenheimer catalogue No. 173 dates this circa 1830. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Banded Honey-eater (Myzomela Pectoralis)

      London: The Author 1840-, 1869. Hand-coloured lithograph (540 x 355 mm.), with letter-press text; very good. The banded Honey-eater was bought to Gould's attention by Mr Benjamin Bynoe, Surgeon of the Beagle, who collected the specimen whilst on the northern coast. An interesting bird and further testament to Gould's statement that the northern coast of Australia possesses a fauna peculiar to itself. This is an original hand coloured lithographic plate from Gould's most famous work, Birds of Australia. Birds of Australia is a great tribute to Australia and was one of Gould's most successful projects. 'Only 250 copies have been printed, and the drawings have been effaced from stones; of these, 180 were subscribed for, the remaining seventy the author proposes to issue upon the original terms, with the exception, that five or more parts shall be delivered in the course of each year instead of four; the delivery to commence on the 1st of January 1849' (Prospectus).

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        "Erinnerung an die Sächsische Schweiz". Gesamtansicht von der Bastei aus mit reicher Personenstaffage (Mittelstück, 25 x 29,5 cm), umgeben von 22 weiteren Ansichten aus der Sächsischen Schweiz.

      . Lithographie von C.W. Arldt bei E. Pietzsch, Dresden, um 1840, 38 x 45,5 cm.. Die hübschen Randansichten zeigen Lohmen, Pirna, Pillnitz, "Wehlstädtel", Schloß Weesenstein, Bad Schandau, Königstein, Hohnstein und weitere Sehenswürdigkeiten. - Dekoratives Souvenirblatt.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Taschenkalender für Damen 1841.

      Wien, Franz Joseph Mechtler, [1840].. (16), 36, 3-36, 36, 25-36, 36 SS. Mit gest. Titel, gest. Frontispiz, 6 gest. Tafeln und 4 Damenkostümtafeln im zeitgenöss. Kolorit. Vorangestellter Kalenderteil in rot und schwarz gedruckt. Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgepr. rotem Rückenschildchen. Kl.-12mo.. Hübscher Wiener Taschenkalender auf das Jahr 1841 mit vier altkolorierten hübschen Stichen von Damen in verschiedenen Kostümen der Zeit. Die übrigen sieben Szenenkupfer betitelt "Kaiser Albrechts Hund", "Hildegard", "Alles um Liebe", "Der invalide Rittmeister", "Die Jungfrau von Lurley", "Der Wanderer" und "Burg Eppenstein". Der dritte paginierte Abschnitt etwas verbunden, sonst in dieser Verlagszusammenstellung komplett. - Steuerstempel am Titel verso.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Long-billed Cockatoo (Licmetas Nasicus)

      London: The Author 1840-, 1869. Hand-coloured lithograph, 510 x 350 mm, very good, framed with text verso. A striking image of the Long-billed White Cockatoo, Licmetis Nasicus: this is an original hand coloured lithographic plate from Gould's most famous work, Birds of Australia. John Gould's great contribution to ornithology was his lavish series of colourplate folios and his serious scientific interest in Australian birds. The Literature of Australian Birds by Whittell lists 102 books and scientific papers by Gould on the subject. 'What of Gould's own role and his historical place in relation to the ornithology of Australia? Gould's enterprise flourished in the era of extensive collecting of birds and the description of species. There is no doubt that he had a brilliant natural talent for the recognition of new species characters in birds and therefore the science of avian systematics (taxonomy) involved with describing and naming bird species. This he linked with both expertise in taxidermy and an ability to capture the field character of birds in rough sketches… Although many of Gould's systematic placings have not been preserved by modern research, a remarkable number of his names have survived and some of the forms he found puzzling remain so today. Nothing can detract from this gargantuan achievement that ranks highly in the world's ornithology' (McEvey). Birds of Australia is a great tribute to Australia and was one of Gould's most successful projects. 'Only 250 copies have been printed, and the drawings have been effaced from stones; of these, 180 were subscribed for, the remaining seventy the author proposes to issue upon the original terms, with the exception, that five or more parts shall be delivered in the course of each year instead of four; the delivery to commence on the 1st of January 1849' (Prospectus).

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        "St. Goarshausen et. St. Goar. Ruines du Chat & du Rheinfels". Gesamtansicht über den Rhein mit Katz und Burg Rheinfels.

      . Altgouachierte Lithographie, um 1840, 38,5 x 61 cm.. Mit reizender Personenstaffage im Vordergrund und einem langen, aus mehreren Teilen zusammengehängten Floß auf dem Rhein. - Alt auf getuschte Einfassungslinie geschnitten. Mit der gedruckten Titelei auf dunkelgrünen Karton montiert. - Kräftiges, sehr dekoratives Altkolorit.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Koblenz und Ehrenbreitstein von Pfaffendorf aus. Gesamtansicht mit Blick den Rhein entlang, mit figürlicher Staffage im Vordergrund.

      . Altgouachierte Aquatintaradierung, um 1840, 14,5 x 22 cm.. Auf Einfassungslinie geschnitten und auf Karton montiert. Sehr hübsche Ansicht mit tadellosem, kräftigen Altkolorit.

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        In Obitum viri eximii et celeberrimi navigatoris Jacobi Cook [Elegy on Cook's death, in:] Primitiae et Reliquiae

      London: William Nicol, 1840. Octavo, presentation inscription by Wellesley to Sir John Williams, bookplate of Augustine Birrell, later owner's notes to endpapers and letter loosely inserted; a very good copy, uncut in the original drab boards, rebacked; with 12 pp. addenda in original drab wrappers, stitch-sewn, old folds, loosely inserted. Presentation copy. A rare Cook piece: presentation copy of a privately-published work, inscribed to Sir John Williams "with Lord Wellesley's compliments" and signed "Wellesley". Beddie notes only the Mitchell Library copy of what is apparently a reprint of the following year. Pages 53-58 contain Wellesley's poem on the death of Captain Cook written at Christ Church, Oxford, in July 1780, which won the University Prize that year. In 1780 both Cambridge and Oxford offered prizes for poems on the subject of Cook's death, testament to the fervent interest in his fate throughout Europe. A footnote on the first page reads 'When this Poem was written, the particular circumstances of Captain Cook's death, especially his having fallen in the act of checking his crew, who were preparing to fire on the Natives of Owhyhee, (an Island first discovered by himself,) were unknown in Europe: otherwise they would have furnished ample materials for the conclusion of the Poem. This Poem was recited in the Theatre at Oxford, July 1780…'. Wellesley's slender collection of Latin verse, privately published late in his life, includes his juvenile and undergraduate Latin poems as well as some from his later life. The brother of the Duke of Wellington, Wellesley (1760-1842) had a public life including the Governorship-General of India. Loosely inserted in this attractive copy is a 12-page pamphlet of additional poems by Wellesley: an early owner's note suggests that it was purchased at the sale of the poet Samuel Rogers' library.

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        Voyage autour du monde sur la frégate La Vénus , pendant les années 1836-1839... Rélation du voyage

      Paris: Gide et Cie., 1840 -, 1845. Four volumes, octavo, text and a folio atlas ("Atlas Pittoresque") ; the atlas completely unbound, comprising title-page and preliminaries, followed by a map and 67 plates, 16 of them costume and ethnography plates beautifully coloured, 26 of them views printed as lithographs with an added tone, 25 of them printed on china paper mounted; the large folding map representing plate numbers 69-70 in the list of plates bound at the end of the last volume of text; the text volumes uncut and mostly unopened in original printed wrappers (the supplementary fourth volume as issued in plain unprinted wrappers); a few spots in the text volumes, occasional spotting according to a few plates; matching cloth cases for text and plates, leather labels. Complete narrative of this rare French voyage to the Pacific. The voyage of the Vénus: this is a remarkable copy in completely original condition of the complete narrative of the Dupetit-Thouars grand voyage publication. Three other scientific sections of the voyage were later published (Botany, Zoology and Physical Science) but it should be emphasised that the work as offered here is quite complete: the Narrative was intended to be sold on its own and the printed wrappers here are clearly marked "La Rélation se vendra séparément". This is a magnificently produced work, with a splendid series of illustrations, mostly after Romuald-Georges Messnard and the talented landscape painter on the Vénus expedition Louis-Jules Masselot. These include four Sydney views and five Hawaiian views as well as many of New Zealand, Tahiti, California, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Peru, the Galapagos and Easter Island among others. A total of 16 plates are designed to form two-sheet panoramas, including a very fine double-sheet panorama of Honolulu from the sea and the splendid double-sheet panorama of Sydney. The narrative chronicles the most political of the major French voyages. Dupetit-Thouars was reportedly sent out to examine the whale fisheries of the Pacific, but the expedition was actually to call at ports around the world to support French commerce and diplomacy. After rounding the Horn, Dupetit-Thouars went up the South American coast, diverting to Hawaii and then to Kamchatka and then to California, to come to the assistance of French traders who had been appealing for support. 'Dupetit-Thouars's account of his stay in California, in 1837, is one of the most important and complete records of the Mexican period. In 1838, the Vénus made a run for Easter Island, further investigated the coast of South America, then sailed for the Galápagos and Marquesas Islands, Tahiti and New Zealand. At Tahiti the expedition forced Queen Pomaré to write a letter to the King of France apologising for mistreatment of French priests, to pay an indemnity, and to salute the French flag. He had also made a treaty with Kamehameha III of Hawaii. After visits to Sydney and Mauritius, the ship sailed home, arriving after a voyage of thirty months…' (Hill). The publication is 'of particular significance to the history of Hawaii' as Forbes notes, who gives a very full account of the publication and discusses its significance to the history of Hawaiian settlement, especially in the rôle played by Dupetit-Thouars in the establishment of Catholicism in the islands and his negotiation of a treaty for the free movement of French visitors. In the sections on New Zealand and Australia there is also considerable statistical material and analysis demonstrating the very close attention that the French continued to pay to the British colonies.

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      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Barcelona. Holandesa. Bellas artes. 1840. 21x16. 93 p. Repleto y completo de laminas 100. D. Jose Planella y Coromina fue alumno de la escuela Llotja, comenzo su formacion junto a su padre, con quien trabajo para el Teatre Principal de Barcelona desde 1820. En 1837 lo nombraron escenografo titular del Teatre Montsio, y posteriormente, en 1840, seria nombrado escenografo titular del Teatro Principal. Fue uno de los teoricos de la escenografia catalana, escribiendo obras como Exposicion completa y elemental de Arte de la perspectiva y aplicacion de ella al palco escenico, que publico en 1840 y que se utilizo como manual de escenografia durante muchos anos. Ref 8.5 Biblioteca A.

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        The Adventures of the Little Woman Her Dog and the Pedlar

      J. L. Marks, London; nd [ca. 1840] - (8)pp. with several hand colored plates printed only on one side, bound in pictorial printed wrappers, previous owner's name dated 1840, some darkening to edges and soiling, spine with separation. A good copy of this very scarce, fragile and very early hand-colored children's poetry book locating only 3 copies via OLC. 12mo

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA]
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        The Pictorial Flora; or British Botany Delineated, in 1500 Lithographic Drawings of all the Species of Flowering Plants Indigenous to Great Britain; illustrating the descriptive works on English Botany by Sir. J. E. Smith, Lindley, Hooker, Withering, and other authors

      Published by Longman, Orme, Brown, Green and Longmans, London 1840 - , iv, complete with 131 leaves of plates, most of which have 12 black & white illustrations per plate, plus Latin and English indexes at rear [42] First Edition , tanned at spine and edges of covers, binding firm, occasional light spots to margins but illustrations nice and clean, the book is in good condition , plum cloth with blindstamped design, gilt titles on spine 23 x 15 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Keoghs Books]
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        Panorama der Oesterreichischen Monarchie, oder malerisch-romantisches Denkbuch Bd. 3 (von 3)

      - Pesth und Leipzig, C.A. Hartleben`s Verlag, 1840. Gr.-8°, Halbleder Panorama der Oesterreichischen Monarchie, oder malerisch-romantisches Denkbuch der schönsten und merkwürdigsten Gegenden, sowie der interesssantesten Donau-Ansichten mit 33 (v.36) Stahlstichen, Dritter Band (v.3) hrsg. Pesth und Leipzig, C.A. Hartleben`s Verlag, 1840, OHlder m. goldgepr. Titel auf Rücken Einband berieben u. bestossen, tlw. etwas fleckig sonst guter Zustand. gesuchte Ausgabe! Stahlstiche, Ansichten

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        Stein. (an der Donau).

      Leykum, 0, Wien, - Chromolithographie. Wien, Leykum, o. J. [1840 - 1846]. Ca. 12,5 x 18,5 cm. Im Passepartout. N/W 509, Lieferung 28.2 . Aus: "Das Pittoreske Österreich". Deutsch

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        THE CONCHOLOGIST'S FIRST BOOK: A system of Testaceous Malacology, arranged expressly for the use of schools, in which the animals, according to Cuvier, are given with the shells, a great number of new species added, and the whole brought up, as accurately as possible, to the present condition of the science. By ... with illustrations of two hundred and fifteen shells, presenting a correct type of each genus

      Philadelphia:: Published for the author by Haswell, Barrington, and Haswell,,, 1840.. Second Edition, corrected and enlarged from the first edition issued six months earlier, with a new preface by Poe.. 8vo, pp. 166 + 12 lithographic plates. Bound in original green printed leather-backed boards (worn at the extremities of the spine, covers rubbed and some worn, occasional light foxing, but a very good copy of this fragile book. BAL 16132; Heartman & Canny p. 44; Tucker, "Natural History in America, 1609-1860", 1754 (calling the book a piracy); Yale, Gimbel Collection, 38. Poe was accused of pirating this little book from Thomas Wyatt's "A Manual of Conchology" when he was putting this out in response to Wyatt's wishes and at his suggestion. Strangely it is the only one of Poe's American imprints to be reprinted in his lifetime. There was a third edition issued in 1845 without his name on the title-page.

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        Biographie von Ludwig van Beethoven. Verfasst von Anton Schindler, Musikdirektor und Professor der Tonkunst. Mit dem Porträt Beethoven's und zwei Facsimiles.

      Münster Aschendorff, 1840.. Stahlstich- Porträt) 4 Bll., 296 S. Dunkelgrüner OriginalhalbleinenBand mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel.. Erste Ausgabe der bis heute maßgeblichen Biographie. Sehr gutes Exemplar, fehlt ein Handschriftfacsimile (Beilage I.).

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        Cortina an der Ampezzaner Strasse

      Cortina d'Ampezzo 1840 - Veduta disegnata ed incisa da Frédéric Martens (1809-1875). Queste tipo di stampe sono caratterizzate da un raffinato utilizzo della tecnica dell'acquatinta. La perfetta distribuzione della polvere di bitume sulla lastra, passaggio cruciale nella particolare tecnica utilizzata, permette delle tenui e morbide campiture, che nel gioco dei contrasti conferiscono volume alla veduta mm 141x194

      [Bookseller: Sergio Trippini]
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        Souvenirs d'un aveugle. Voyage autour du monde.

      Hortet et Ozanne, 1839-, Paris 1840 - Five volumes, octavo, with 75 lithograph plates; an unusually good set in original quarter dark green morocco, flat spines ornately gilt. Complete set with the scarce hunting volume. A fine set of the substantially changed version of Arago's classic voyage account, now complete in this edition with the fifth, supplementary volume Chasses - Drame, a selection of further illustrated reminiscences that had not appeared in other versions. It contains descriptions of hunting experiences during the voyage, including a 14-page description of a kangaroo hunt in New South Wales. This additional volume is scarce, and its existence is not noted by either Ferguson or Forbes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Souvenirs d'un aveugle . Voyage autour du monde par Jacques Arago, nouvelle édition revue et augmentée?

      Société Typographique, Brussels 1840 - Large octavo, with a portrait frontispiece, lithographs and in-text illustrations; slight spotting and offsetting, but a good copy in original gilt decorated full calf, joints scuffed, lower joint starting. The abridged popular version. One of the reduced single-volume editions of Arago's classic account. There were numerous editions of his narrative: this particular one is not recorded by Ferguson (although a four-volume version of the same year is Ferguson 2906). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "Dortmund von der Nordseite vor dem Jahre 1580". Gesamtansicht nach "Georg Braun, Vornembste Stätt der Welt".

      . Lithographie von C.H. Dieckmann, um 1840, 22 x 36 cm.. Vgl. Fauser 3180 (Ansicht aus Braun-Hogenberg und in Janssonius "Germaniae Superioris"). - Im Format veränderte, etwas naive Lithographie des Dortmunder Künstlers.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        "Die ersten Schritte" originale aquarellierte Bleistiftzeichnung ca.26x21cm (Darstellung/Image size) auf geleimtem Zeichenkarton; um 1840

      . Karton (33x27cm) an den Rändern etwas angestaubt und unfrisch..

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Niederbayern]
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        THE TOILET. ( Cover title: The Lady's Toilet ).

      London, Rock Brothers & Payne, circa 1840.Dated "184?" by V. & A. Library, 16mo, approximately 112 x 90 mm, 4½ x 3¼ inches, hand coloured engraved title page with illustration of young woman applying cosmetics in front of a mirror in which we see her reflected, 9 hand coloured plates after William Grimaldi each with a movable flap, (20) text pages, printed 1 side only, original publisher's black morocco binding with blind ruled borders and decorative gilt frame to upper cover enclosing the gilt title, spine plain, pale yellow endpapers, all edges gilt. Tiny crack at head and tail of spine, minute chip at tail of spine, another to top corner of lower cover, 2 small scrapes to surface leather on lower cover, faint pencil name on front pastedown, front inner paper hinge neatly repaired with matching paper, expert repair also to joint between front endpaper and title page, a very light crease across movable flap to first coloured plate, very faint signs of handling to a few pages. A very good copy of this pretty, fragile book. First published in 1821. Emblematic illustrations of toilet articles, with moral precepts; each hand - colored illustration has a hinged flap which when lifted reveals the name of a virtue. See: Movable Books by Peter Haining, page 16; The Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Volume 1, page 418; Oppenheimer Sotheby's Catalogue of A Highly Important Collection of Children's Books, Part III, page 26, 1108 and 1109; Gumuchian, Les Livres de L'Enfance du xv au xix siecle, page 403. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        A New Chart of the Coast of Brazil from the Equator to Rio Janeiro, Drawn from the surveys made by order of the Portuguese Government.

      1840 - New York, 1840, on original blue backing paper, 650 x 1420mm. Some old pencil annotations. A detailed 'blue-back' sea chart of the Brazilian coastline between Cabo Frío and Céara, with wind roses, rhumb lines and soundings to aid navigation and insets of Bahia, Rio, Pernambuco and Maranhão. The title in the centre written in decorative gothic script with flourishes and curliques.

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

      Dublin: William Curry, 1840. <p>Wilde, William Robert Wills (1815-76). Narrative of a voyage to Madeira, Teneriffe, and along the shores of the Mediterranean. . . . 2 vols., 8vo. [4, adverts.], xiv [2], 464; viii, 495pp. Frontispieces, 2 plates, 2 hand-colored maps, text illustrations. Dublin: William Curry jun., 1840. Orig. cloth, rubbed, skillfully recased, retaining original endpapers. Lightly browned, but very good.</p><p> First Edition. Wilde&#39;s first book, based on nine months of travel with one of his patients. Wilde, the father of Oscar Wilde, was the author of Practical Observations on Aural Surgery (1853), which "did more to place British otology on a scientific basis than anything previously published" (G-M 3369); he also founded the Dublin Quarterly Journal of Medical Sciences, and wrote extensively on medicine, natural history, ethnography and Irish antiquities. Two of the plates in the present work illustrate ancient skulls found in a tomb in Jerusalem. DNB. </p>

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        Jacobite Correspondence of the Atholl Family During the Rebellion, M.DCC.XLV. - M.DCC.XLVI [1745-1746] From the Originals in the Possession of James Erskine of Aberdona, Esq. [Signed]

      Edinburgh: Printed for the Abbotsford Club First Edition 1840. London 1840. First edition rebound with new end papers hard back binding in brick red cloth covers, gilt title lettering to the spine, page edges untrimmed. 4to 11&#39;&#39; x 9&#39;&#39;. Contains [xxiv] 258 printed pages of text, frontispiece facsimile sheet showing signatures of all present at the Abbotsford Club meeting of the 26th November, 1838. The odd fox spotting to the early end papers and some margins. From the private estate of Edward Ellice, Glenquoich, with his book plate glued on a damaged extra leaf over existing original front free end paper. Dedicated and signed in ink to the Right Hon. Edward Ellice, MP by the Editor of the correspondence, John Hill Burton, advocate &#39;To the Right Hon. Edward Ellice MP with respect from J. H. Burton.&#39; Edward Ellice (nicknamed "The Bear," probably for his financial acumen), merchant-banker, landowner, and politician; b.23 or perhaps 27 Sept. 1783 in London, England, second son of Alexander Ellice and Ann (Anne) Russell; m. first on 30 Oct. 1809 Lady Hannah Althea Bettesworth, née Grey, daughter of Charles, 1st Earl Grey; m. secondly on 25 Oct. 1843 Lady Anne Amelia Leicester, née Keppel, daughter of the 4th Earl of Albemarle; d. 17 Sept. 1863 at Glen Quoich, near Glengarry, Scotland [Toronto University]. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        (1) An account of experiments on the reflecting telescope. (2) Observations on some of the nebulae. (3) Observations of the nebulae. (4) On the construction of specula of six-feet aperture. Plus 3 other papers

      London, 1840-1881. London, 1840-1881. <p>First Illustrations of Spiral Nebulae from the Leviathan of Parsonstown</p><p>Parsons, William, 3rd Earl of Rosse (1800-1867). (1) An account of experiments on the reflecting telescope. Extract from Philosophical Transactions 130 (1840): 503-527. (2) Observations on some of the nebulae. Extract from Philosophical Transactions 134 (1844): 321-324. 2 plates. (3) Observations of the nebulae. Extract from Philosophical Transactions 140 (1850): 499-514. 4 plates. (4) On the construction of specula of six-feet aperture; and a selection from the observations of nebulae made with them. Extract from Philosophical Transactions 151 (1861): 681-745. 8 plates. With: Parsons, Lawrence, 4th Earl of Rosse (1840-1908). (5) An account of the observations on the great nebula in Orion . . . Extract from Philosophical Transactions 158 (1868): 57-73. 2 plates (1 double, counting as II and III). (6) The Bakerian Lecture: On the radiation of heat from the moon, the law of its absorption by our atmosphere, and of its variation in amount with her phases. Extract from Philosophical Transactions 163 (1873): 587-627. Plate. (7) On some recent improvements made in the mountings of the telescope at Birr Castle. Extract from Philosophical Transactions 171 (1881): 153-160. 3 plates. Together 7 papers, bound together in quarter morocco gilt in period style. Folds repaired in double plate to no. (5), occasional dust-soiling, small embossed library stamp on all plates, but very good overall. </p><p>First Editions. William Parsons (1800 - 1867) succeeded to the title of the third Earl of Rosse in 1841. He is famous for his construction of the giant telescope, the Leviathan of Parsonstown, at his seat at Birr Castle (Eire) in the early 1840&#39;s. With this telescope he discovered the spiral nature of some of the galaxies, and published the first illustrations of spiral nebulae. This reflecting telescope remained the largest in the world for over 70 years and is arguably the largest historic scientific instrument still working today. It remained the largest telescope in the world until 1907, when the Mount Wilson telescope was built in Southern California.</p><p>The largest telescope before his time had been constructed by Sir William Herschel at Slough but he had never written down details of his methods of casting and polishing his mirrors, before his death in 1822. Parsons carried out many experiments before he decided that an alloy of copper and tin was the ideal material for the mirror. He had invented a steam engine in 1828 to carry out the grinding of a mirror to the correct optical shape with perfect accuracy, and then polished it - just one of his solutions to a whole succession of engineering problems which he carried out in the Birr Castle grounds with local labour. The funds for the telescope were provided by his wife, Mary, a Yorkshire heiress. </p><p>In 1845 Parsons managed to build a giant telescope with a mirror six feet in diameter. It was placed in a huge pit not far from the castle where it can still be seen. It consisted of an enormous tube, at the bottom of which was the huge metal mirror. At the time of its construction, engineering methods were inadequate to provide a proper mounting for so gigantic an instrument, so it was slung on chains and flanked by two stone walls seventy feet in length. Its range was greatly restricted, but some remarkable discoveries about the planet Jupiter and nebulae were made. The observer had to stand on a platform far above the ground and look down into the tube to see the image of the object. </p><p>Parsons was interested in nebulae, astronomical objects that appear to be cloud-like, as contrasted to the bright stars. Nebulae are very faint, and today we make long photographic exposures to intensify the effect of their light. In 1845, however, photographic science was still in its infancy, so Parsons had to rely on what he could observe with his eye, making hand-drawn copies of what he saw. </p><p>The fourth earl, Laurence Parsons (1840-1908), carried on his father&#39;s work, but was he best known for his research on radiant heat from the moon. The use of the Great Telescope had gradually come to an end by the late 1880s. In 1912, one of the mirrors was presented to the Science Museum in London, where it is currently on display, still resting on the small flatcar used to trundle it about for repolishing. Over the past ten years, the telescope has been faithfully reconstructed. The operation of the telescope is now demonstrated to visitors to Birr Castle twice a day, with a computer controlling the various movements of the tube and the gantries. 42167</p><p>

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        Master Humphrey?s Clock

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1840-1841. London: Chapman and Hall, 1840-1841. First Book Edition. Three volumes; publisher?s gilt-decorated cloth; aside from some minor scattered foxing and very slight wear, a fine set.

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      Nauvoo, Ill.: Robinson and Smith, 1840. Nauvoo, Ill.: Robinson and Smith, 1840. Stereotyped by Shepard and Stearns, Cincinnati, Ohio. Blind-stamped border tooling to both covers and spine. The covers are scuffed with small piece missing at foot of spine and bottom edge of front cover. Spine label missing. A two-inch piece missing at bottom of front second flyleaf. Final rear endpaper is missing. Old damp-stain top free corner from front preliminaries to p. 31 and to last 1/4 of the book.. A clean, tight copy throughout. Ink inscription rear pastedown, "George C. Lamberts Book, Great Salt Lake City UT". 571pp. with two pages of testimony at conclusion. Housed in a custom clamshell case with leather spine, gilt lettering. According to BYU, "Encyclopedia of Mormonism", 2000 copies were published. This 1840 edition restored some readings from the original manuscript due to errors in copying in the two earlier editions discovered by Joseph Smith as he compared editions. Seven copies have sold at auction since 1976. Two recent listings on rare book internet sites were priced at 20K and 22K. There are presently no listings for this third edition. See Flake 597, Sabin 83040, Streeter 2263, Howes S-623. Please see photos.. Third Edition. Original Full Brown Sheepskin. Moderate General Wear.. 6 1/8" x 3 7/8".

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        Speech of Sir William Molesworth, Bart. On Transportation

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

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        Souvenirs d'un Aveugle. Voyage autour du monde? Chasses. Drame

      H.-L. Delloye, Paris 1840 - Large octavo, 15 plates, untrimmed with an early library stamp on the title-page; a handsome copy in polished half calf, spine banded and gilt. The rare supplementary volume. Fine copy of this unusual addition to his voyage account by the prolific and eccentric Arago, which includes vivid descriptions of the natural history of Australia. The fifteen dramatic plates are all after Arago's own drawings, and include an image of an Australian Aborigine confronted with a rearing Black Snake. A rather good note in the Hill catalogue confirms that this is an unofficial supplement to the 1839 Hortet et Ozanne edition of Arago's Souvenirs d'un aveugle, a richly illustrated account that is "much prized". This is a popular account of hunting from around the world, with each of the sections devoted to a different animal. Two sections are devoted to animals of Australia, the Black Snake (pp. 152-165) and the Kangaroo (pp. 367-379). If anything, Arago's tale of the Black Snake is the more arresting, telling the story of an Aboriginal man bartering with a plantation owner before coming face to face with the snake among the eucalypts. The lengthy description of Sydney and its environs is based, of course, on his own visit when he completed the circumnavigation in the Uranie under the command of Louis de Freycinet. By the time this version of his book reached the public, the remarkable Arago had lost his sight: hence the new title which he reused for several different works, the Souvenirs d'un aveugle. With the bookplate of the Comte Polydor de la Rochefoucauld. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Richter, Adrian Ludwig. - Umarmung.

      . Zeichnung / Bleistiftzeichnung, auf feinem China, um 1840. Von Adrian Ludwig Richter. 12,0 x 12,0 cm (Darstellung / Blatt) / 23,5 x 24 cm (Trägerblatt). Auf dem Trägerpapier von fremder Hand in Bleistift bezeichnet "Ludwig Richter 1803-1884". - Wohl Vorzeichnung zu einer Illustration. - Papier etwas gebräunt. Auf Trägerpapier montiert. Gut erhalten. Adrian Ludwig Richter (1803 Dresden - 1884 Dresden). Bedeutender Maler, Zeichner und Grafiker der deutschen Romantik und des Biedermeier. Sohn des Zeichners und Kupferstechers Carl August Richter. Nach der Schulzeit begann er 1815 als Lehrling seines Vaters, studierte daneben an der Kunstakademie in Dresden. 1820/21 begleitete er den russischen Fürst Narischkin als Zeichner auf einer Reise nach Paris. 1823-26 reiste er nach Italien, wo er unter anderen mit Joseph Anton Koch und Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld zusammentraf. Dies prägte seine idealistisch-harmonische Landschaftsauffassung. 1828-35 lehrte er an der Zeichenschule der Porzellanmanufaktur in Meißen, wo Gottfried Pulian zu seinen Schülern zählte. 1826 wurde er als Lehrer für Lasndschaftsmalerei an die Dresdner Kunstakademie berufen. Für die Reihe ?Das malerische und romantische Deutschland? des Leipziger Verlegers Georg Wigand schuf er die Ansichten für die Bände zu Harz, Franken und Riesengebirge. In den späten 1830er Jahren begann er mit Holzschnitt-Illustrationen für Bücher, die ihn unter einem größeren Laienpublikum in Deutschland bekannt machten. Schließlich wurde er zum Professor für Landschaftsmalerei in Dresden ernannt. 1873 musste er aufgrund eines Augenleidens mit dem Malen aufhören und schied 1876 aus der Kunstakademie in Dresden aus..

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        "Panorama von Heidelberg". Prächtige Gesamtansicht über den Neckar.

      . Aquatinta von Weber & Appert nach A. Ditzler bei F.C. Eisen in Köln, um 1840, 9 x 54 cm.. Nicht bei Schefold. - Die seltene Ansicht in einem breitrandigen Exemplar mit Bugfalte.

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        God. Guil. Leibnitii Opera Philosophica quae extant Latina Gallica Germanica omnia., Edita Recognovit e Temporum Rationibus Diposita Pluribus Ineditis Auxit Introductione Critica Atque Indicibus. Instruxit Joannes Eduardus Erdmann. Pars Prior[et altera] cum Leibnitii Effigie.

      Berolini [Berlin] Sumtibus G. Eichleri, 1840 - [gestochenes Portraitfrontispiz von Leibniz] [XXXIV, [2] 1-426 [Titelblatt pars altera] 427-808 S. Ravier 552. Erste Ausgabe dieser Zusammenstellung, umfasst Texte in französischer, lateinischer und deutscher Sprache. Rücken repariert sonst gut erhalten und nur etwas fleckig. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1500 Gr.-8° Halblederband der Zeit. mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und reichlicher Verzierung. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Vevey de la Route de Fribourg (Suisse)

      1840 ca., Svizzera 1840 - Veduta della valle e della cittadina. Colorata mm 295x587

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        God. Guil. Leibnitii Opera Philosophica quae extant Latina Gallica Germanica omnia. Edita Recognovit e Temporum Rationibus Diposita Pluribus Ineditis Auxit Introductione Critica Atque Indicibus. Instruxit Joannes Eduardus Erdmann. Pars Prior[et altera] cum Leibnitii Effigie.

      Berolini [Berlin] Sumtibus G. Eichleri, 1840.. 2 Bände in einem Band [gestochenes Portraitfrontispiz von Leibniz] [XXXIV, [2] 1-426 [Titelblatt pars altera] 427-808 S. Gr.-8° Halblederband der Zeit. mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und reichlicher Verzierung.. Ravier 552. Erste Ausgabe dieser Zusammenstellung, umfasst Texte in französischer, lateinischer und deutscher Sprache. Rücken repariert sonst gut erhalten und nur etwas fleckig.

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        Poems By William Cowper, Esq

      nbsp;London-Printed for the Bookseller, 1840. nbsp;London-Printed for the Bookseller, 1840 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of poems by William Cowper also including a biographical chapter on the author, includes poemsTruth and Retirement. Featuring two black and white illustrations, one being on the titlepage. Gilt text block edges. Featuring an inked copperplate inscription of the previous owner reading: Mrs Mary Anne and dated November 6th 1843. Condition: In a green cloth binding. Externally, there is some shelf wear and bumping with some marks to boards. Internally, the rear hinge is slightly strained but firm but otherwise bright and clean. Overall: GOOD.

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        The Poetical Works of Ebenezer Elliott, The Corn-Law Rhymer

      nbsp;Edinburgh - William Tait, 1840. nbsp;Edinburgh - William Tait, 1840 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The Poetical Worksby Ebenezer Elliott (1781 - 1849) who was an English poet, known as the Corn Law rhymer this editionincludes his Corn-Law Rhymes. In 1798, aged seventeen, he wrote his first poem Vernal Walk in imitation of James Thompson. He was also influenced by Byron and the Romantic poets and Robert Southey who later became Poet Laureate. In 1808 Elliott wrote to Southey asking for advice on getting published. Elliott was delighted when Southey replied. Their correspondence over the years encouraged him and reinforced his determination to make a name for himself as a poet. Although they only met once, they exchanged letters until 1824, and Elliott declared that it was Southey who had taught him the art of poetry. He knew what it was like to be impoverished and desperate and, as a result, he always identified with the poor. The strength of his political convictions was reflected in the style and tenor of his verse, earning him the nickname the Corn Law Rhymer, and making him internationally famous. The Corn Law Rhymes, first published in 1831, were inspired by a fierce hatred of injustice, and are vigorous, simple and full of vivid description. The poems campaigned against the landowners in the government who stifled competition and kept the price of bread high. They were aggressive and sarcastic, attacking the status quo and demanding the repeal of the Corn Laws. They also drew attention to the dreadful conditions endured by working people, and ruthlessly contrasted their lot with the sleek and complacent gentry. Condition: In a half calf binding. Externally, sound but with slight wear to extremities and rubbing to boards. Withloss to head ofbackstrip and slight marginal fading and loss to paper to rear board. Hinges tender. Internally, firmly bound. Bright with only the odd handling mark throughout but with some foxing to endpapers. Overall: GOOD.

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        Forty Days in the Desert

      London - Arthur Hall and Co., 1840. London - Arthur Hall and Co., 1840 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An account of William Henry Bartlett&#39;s journey following the Biblical footsteps of the Israelites across the desert after Moses led them out of Egypt. Second edition. With numerous illustrations and twenty-nine plates by Bartlett. William Henry Bartlett (March 26, 1809 September 13, 1854) was a British artist, best known for his numerous steel engravings. Including one folding map of the route taken. Condition: In decorative morocco binding with gilt detailing. Externally rubbed, with some wear to the extremities. Front joint starting. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, though with some scattered spotting. Overall: GOOD..

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        Sammlung von Spieljetons in dekorativen Lackschatullen.

      O. O., ca. 1840.. 416 Beinjetons in verschiedenen Farben (2 Serien). Farbig sortiert in 11 Pappschatullen (ca. 35:82:64 mm) mit separatem Deckel, sämtlich aufwendig verziert mit strukturiertem Lackpapier und Goldfileten; die Deckel mit kolorierten Kupferstichmotiven innerhalb einer aufgelegten Goldbordüre unter Schutzlack. Zusammen in großer Schmuckkiste mit Klappdeckel (ca. 130:268:178 mm).. Hübsche Spielbank aus der ersten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts, in der in elf Schmuckkästchen zwei verschiedene Jetonserien aufbewahrt werden. Die erste Serie besteht aus den vier Farben blau, gelb, grün und rot mit je ca. 28 Jetons in 3 unterschiedlichen Werten, die zweite Serie in blau, gelb, rot und naturfarben hat je ca. 80 Jetons pro Farbe (bis zu sechs verschiedene Werte). Die große Schachtel (bestoßen und angestaubt) zeigt auf dem Deckel das Berliner Stadtschloß. Beiliegend 5 Kärtchen mit dem "Tarif des Boston-Whist-Spieles".

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        The Man at Arms; Or, Henri de Cerons. A Romance

      London - Richard Bentley, 1840. London - Richard Bentley, 1840 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of James&#39;s historical novel. First Edition. George Payne Rainsford James (August 9 1799 June 9 1860) was an English novelist and historical writer, the son of a physician in London. He was for many years British Consul at various places in the United States and on the Continent. He held the honorary office of British Historiographer Royal during the last years of William IV&#39;s reign. Condition: In a half calf binding with marbled boards. Externally, wear to the extremities and some loss to the paper of the front board. Hinges strained. Internally, firmly bound. Generally clean with just a few scattered spots prominent to the first and last few pages. Small tear to the first page and small closed tear to the last page. Ink signature to titlepage. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Public Records Reports

      49 - London - William Clowes and Sons, 1840. 49 - London - William Clowes and Sons, 1840 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The first ten volumes of the reports of the Deputy Keeper of the Public Records. Volumes I and II cover 1840-41, Volumes III and Iv cover 1842-1843, Volumes V and VI cover 1844-45, Volumes VII and VIII cover 1846-1847, and Volumes IX and X cover 1848-1849. Containing important records from the General Register Office, on legal and business transactions, with sections on Proceedings Relating to the Taking Possession of Offices of Records, and for the General Purpose of Executing at Act: and Arrangements, Appointments, and other Acts Made and Done Accordingly. Errata slip to volume I, and folding plate to the front of volumes VII-VIII. Armorial bookplates of Frimhurst to front pastedowns. Ten volumes bound in five. Condition: In half-calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally sound, though rubbed. All joints cracked, with front joint of volumes I-II failed and front board detached. Internally, generally firmly bound, although some pages working loose. Ink inscription to the front free-endpaper of volumes VII-VIII (which is detached). Offsetting from bookplates to front free-endpaper. Pages have some scattered spotting throughout (heavier in places). Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        "Hamburger Vorstadt St. Pauli". Reich belebte Chaussee mit Alleebäumen auf den Seiten, im Hintergrund Kirche.

      . Altkol. Lithographie bei G. Führmann, um 1840, 42 x 63,5 cm.. Imposantes Kapitalblatt, mit zahllosen originellen Volkstypen, Reitern, Kutschen und Fuhrwerk staffagiert. Im Himmel gering fleckig, sonst für ein Blatt dieses Formats sehr gut erhalten.

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        "Das Schloss Bellevüe bei Berlin". Hübsche Ansicht mit Reitern, Spaziergängern und Kutsche.

      . Aquatinta von F. Brohm bei Hübenthal, um 1840, 19 x 28 cm.. Kiewitz 85. - In feine schwarze Leiste alt gerahmt.

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        'Cristoforo Colombo Scopre L'America'.

      . anonyme, altkolorierte, altgouachierte u. eiweißgehöhte Lithographie, um 1840, 40,5 x 46 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request). Zeigt Kolombus bei der Betretung Amerikas mit Fahne in der Hand und die Huldigung seiner Leute und der Indianer an ihn. - Unter dem Blatt Legende in italienischer Sprache.

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        Musterbuch der Textil- bzw. Strohhutfabrik.

      Meisterschwanden/ Aargau, (Ca. 1840).. (31 x 18 x 14,5 cm). Mit 157 (statt 162) montierten Mustern auf 10 Tafeln.. Das seltene und aufwändig hergestellte Musterbuch mit Bordüren und Bändern aus Stroh, Bast, Haar und Textil war vermutlich für einen Vertreter bestimmt. Die jeweils in hölzerne Rahmen montierten Tafeln sind als Blockbuch gebunden, bei dem die beiden äußeren Tafeln mit Leder bezogen, reich vergoldet und mit Messingecken versehen sind. Die inneren Tafeln sind beidseitig mit Mustern beklebt. - Leider sind am Ende 5 Muster entfernt worden. Deckel leicht berieben, sonst sehr gut erhalten

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        Blick auf Burg Langeneck nahe Runkelstein bei Bozen.

      1840. Aquarell über Bleistift, auf Velin, verso bezeichnet und datiert "Langeneck hinter Runkelstein bei Botzen. 23 Sept. 1840." 21,3:31 cm. Zwei Quetschfalten im Papier rechts oben.. Ahlborn hatte nach einer ersten Ausbildung als Zimmermaler an der Akademie von Berlin studiert und bereiste von 1827 bis 1831 zusammen mit seinen Studienkollegen A.W.F. Schirmer (1802-1866) und A.F. Hopfgarten (1807-1896) Italien, wo er sich dem Kreis der Nazarener anschloß. Nach einigen sehr erfolgreichen Jahren in Berlin als Landschaftsmaler konvertierten er und seine Frau unter J. Führichs (1800-1876) Einfluß 1838 zum Katholizismus. Er bereiste zwischen 1840 und 1845 im Auftrag der Königin Friedrike von Hannover die ehemaligen welfischen Besitzungen in Süddeutschland und Italien. Kurz nach seiner Rückkehr übersiedelte er 1847 endgültig nach Italien. Das 19. Jahrhundert brachte die Wiederentdeckung der Burg Runkelstein durch Josef von Görres (1776-1848). Er erkannte als erster den hohen künstlerischen Wert der Malereien und machte König Ludwig I. von Bayern auf diese aufmerksam. Auf seine Veranlassung hin studierten und kopierten Hofarchitekten und Hofmaler die Burg Runkelstein und brachten Zeichnung davon mit nach München.

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        A brief account of the First Concordium, or Harmonious Industrial College, a home for the affectionate, skilful, and industrious, uncontaminated by false sympathy, avaricious cunning, or excessive labour.

      Ham Common Surrey Published at the Concordium price one penny and sold by all booksellers n.d. ? 1840 - 8vo., caption title, 8pp., rather foxed and browned, well bound in old style quarter calf gilt. A good, most attractively bound, copy. First edition: variant issue. Rare. Goldsmiths 33490. Menger p.238. Harrison p.297. Not in Kress, Williams, Black or Stammhammer. OCLC + COPAC find copies at 5 libraries in British Isles in addition to an issue of 14pp. at Yale. James Pierrepont Greaves (1777-1842) and the Concordium at Ham Common in Surrey played a significant role in the development of utopian socialism in England in the second quarter of the 19th century. Greaves' own career had taken him via Yverdun in Switzerland where (1817) he had joined Pestalozzi, the Swiss educational reformer; London where (1825) he had become secretary of the London Infant School Society; Randwick in Gloucestershire where (1832) he had engaged in a scheme for the benefit of agricultural labourers; and London again, where the Aesthetic Society, founded by him, met at his house in Burton Crescent. He was a follower of Jacob Boehme and became saturated with German transcendentalism. But it was at Alcott House on Ham Common that his followers congregated and a school was organized to give effect to his educational views. It was, however, not until Greaves' death in March 1842 that Alcott House was reorganized as the First Concordium, a community based on Greaves' transcendental, vegetarian and ascetic principles. 'The members, to be called Concordists, were to unite for the purposes of submitting to the universal law until they 'accord or concord with it'. Here in the Concordium, the triune law of goodness, wisdom and power, 'the most lawful, intelligent and efficient conditions for divine progress in humanity' would be worked out. The regimen was based on the spartan rules of life enunciated by James Pierrepont Greaves: 'Pure air, simple food, exercise and cold water are much more beneficial to man, than any national doctrinal creeds, or any churches, chapels, or cathedrals'. And a stern regimen it proved to be. Members rose at 5.30 a.m. and after repairing to the bath-house went for their morning run; at 6.15 a bell rang summoning them to their occupation. They breakfasted at 8 a.m. on brown bread, or Scotch oatmeal bread, figs and cold vegetables, returning at 9 a.m. to their occupations. The children lunched at 12 noon, the adults at 1 p.m., and during each meal there would be reading. At two o'clock in the afternoon they would return to work, continuing till half past four. The last meal, signalized by the ringing of a bell, took place at 6 p.m., and after this there was a lecture. The meals were spartan. The consumption of flesh, butter, cheese, eggs, mustard, vinegar, oil, spices, beer, wine, tea, coffee, and chocolate was banned; and the school (with fees of £5 a quarter) specialized in shoemaking, carpentry and gardening. Friendly visitors were accommodated on Sundays and Mondays at 6d. a meal and 6d. a bed. One of these visitors (on 28 April 1843) was Robert Owen. The dress was equally utilitarian: each member were a brown holland or cotton blouse, a neat check shirt without neck cloth or any other clumsy wrapper round the neck. Hats and caps were rarely worn on the premises. But, living as they did near the metropolis, concessions had to be made: 'When going out each dresses rather more in accordance with the world without, which to them is more like a foreign country than their native above.' One of the principal objects of the Concordium was to prepare missionaries for the cause. A new monthly The New Age>, first published in May 1843 from 'the Concordium Press' stressed the importance of employing the people on the land.' [W.H.G. Armytage, Heavens Below: utopian experiments in England, 1560-1960>, 1961, pp.178-9]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Venedig, Ansicht der Piazetta und Piazza San Marco.

      1840. Aquarell über Bleistift, auf cremefarbenem Aquarellkatron, links signiert, datiert und bezeichnet "C. Werner f. 1840. Rom." 24,3:33,1 cm. Provenienz: Galerie Arnoldi Livie, München. Wunderbar farbfrisches, charakteristisches Aquarell von herausragender künstlerischer Qualität! Vergleichsliteratur: Galerie Joseph Fach, Frankfurt am Main, Kat. 75 mit Farbabb. S. 71; Ausst. Katalog: Venedig Bilder in der deutschen Kunst des 19. Jahrhunderts. Karlsruhe/Paderborn, 2011, Seite 208, Farbtaf. 72.. Der für seine künstlerisch bedeutenden Aquarelle berühmte Künstler war mütterlicherseits der Enkel, der von Goethe als "Euphrosyne" gefeierten Schauspielerin Christiane Becker, geb. Neumann. Zuerst studierte er bei H.V. Schnorr von Carolsfeld (1764-1844) an der Leipziger Akademie, seit 1829 Architektur bei F. von Gärtner (1791-1847) in München. 1831 ging er zur Malerei über, erlangte nach Einsendung einiger Studien zur Ausstellung nach Dresden 1832 das große Reisestipendium nach Italien und reiste 1832 über Venedig, Bologna und Florenz nach Rom. Hier trat er 1835 zum Katholizismus über und heiratete Giuditt Wallis, die Tochter des schottischen Malers Gg.A. Wallis (1770-1847). Seit 1845 war er Mitglied des Deutschen Künstler-Vereins, dessen erster Präsident er wurde. 1851 gründete er ein Meisteratelier für Aquarellmalerei in Venedig. 1856 kehrte er nach Deutschland zurück und ließ sich in Leipzig nieder. Von hier aus unternahm er noch zahlreiche Reisen innerhalb Nord- und Südeuropas.

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        SAILING DIRECTIONS FROM POINT LYNAS TO LIVERPOOL, with Charts, Coast-views, River-Sections, Tidal Courses and Tide Gauge Table, for navigating the Dee and Mersey, including The Latest Alterations

      Liverpool. Printed and published by J. and J. Mawdsley, 1840.. Liverpool. Printed and published by J. and J. Mawdsley, 1840.. With Remarks and Sailing Directions for Approaching and Navigating The Sea-Reach of Wyre up to Port Fleetwood, with some account of Wyre Lighthouses & Estuary. The book is in 2 parts, each with its own title page and pagination. 1840. 8vo, approximately 230 x 140 mm, 9 x 5½ inches, 25 plates and charts mostly folding, 1 large chart as frontispiece, engraved title page with vignette view of the Mersey, all plates present as listed on the plate list, 1 folding chart coloured in outline, 1 plate of a lighthouse coloured, pages: xxii, 1-169, 26, bound in publisher&#39;s original cloth, gilt lettering to spine and upper cover. Head of spine slightly worn, with small nick to head of spine, small patch of wear with loss of cloth to foot of spine, a patch of fading to upper cover, corners bumped, 2 folding plates have closed tears neatly repaired with no loss, a few minor closed tears to margins of plates and charts, no loss, a few margins a little dusty, the frontispiece chart has some pale browning and offsetting, occasional pale foxing and browning to text and plates, bookplate to first pastedown (Cornelius Bourne), 2 old ink names to first free endpaper, 1 being Cornelius Bourne which has been crossed out. A good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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