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        Travels in Koordistan, Mesopotamia, Etc. With Sketches of the Character and Manners of the Koordish and Arab Tribes. Two volumes in One

      London: Richard Bentley. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed and bumped. Spine ends chipped at joints. Rubbing to rear joint. Contents clean and tight. Inscription on fep of Captain MacDougall R.N. of MacDougall, HMS Vulture. 1840. First Edition. Red hardback enbossed cloth cover. 240mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). ix, 382pp; 477pp. Frontispiece engraving. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        In Commemoration of the Establishment of Steam Navigation between Great Britain and America, the Magnificent Steam Ship the Great Western

      R. Ackermann, London 1840 - The Great Western, creation of legendary engineer Sir Isambard Kingdom Brunel, was the first ship to be designed to carry enough coal, specifically to steam across the Atlantic. She set off on her maiden voyage from Bristol in April 1838, apparently unaware that the Sirius, a smaller ship from a rival company, had left Cork three days earlier on the same run. The Sirius arrived in New York on the morning of April 23 and the Great Western came in four hours later - her passage had taken fifteen days, and she had averaged 8.2 knots, an impressive speed. This was one of the most important events the port of New York had witnessed and it was the main story in the newspapers. One writer observed that "the problem of?establishing a regular intercourse by steam between Europe and America is considered to be solved by the arrival of these vessels." Over the eight years of her transatlantic service, the Great Western made about ninety voyages. This is the largest recorded print of the Great Western. The Marine Collection at India House, pages 86-87; Parker and Bowen, Mail and Passenger Steamships of the XIX century, pages 140-141, number (i). Aquatint, hand-colored, by R.G. & A.W. Reeve.

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        Panoramaansicht, "Panorama de Florence pres du Coteau de St. Miniate".

      . Aquatinta v. Hürlimann n. Chapuy b. Goupil et Vibert, um 1840, 19,7 x 80. Sehr selten. Prachtvolles Panorama der Stadt Florenz. Blick über den Arno auf die Stadt. - Restauriert

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        Nemesis Medicale Illustree by Francis Fabre

      Paris: Au Bureau de la Nemesis Medicale, 1840. First edition. Hardcover. 19th century red half morocco and marbled boards. 2 vols. Fine/No Dust Jacket. Daumier, Honore. 278 & 360 pages. 24 x 16 cm. Thirty wood-engraved text illustrations and a host of head and tailpieces by various artists after Daumier. A satire on the French medical system, and fairly early work by Daumier, he was thirty-two in 1840. HEIRS OF HIPPOCRATES 1575. GORDON RAY. ART OF THE FRENCH ILLUSTRATED BOOK 217. "....one of the ranking illustrated books of the period." VICAIRE III pp. 641-642. Original yellow wrappers bound-in, generally clean, scattered light toning mostly marginal, marbled endpapers, gilt spine arabesques bright.

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        Gesamtans., "Vue de Neuwied prise pres de la Ruine de Friedrichstein nomme Teufelstein".

      . altkol. Aquatinta v. Himily n. Federle b. L. Bleuler in Schaffhausen, um 1840, 20 x 30. Blatt 66 der berühmten ( mittleren ) Rheinfolge von Bleuler. Im Hintergrund noch die Festung Ehrenbreitstein. - Hier vorliegend in leuchtendem Kolorit

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        Gesamtans., "Vue de la Ville de Coblence et de la Fortresse d'Ehrenbreitstein".

      . Aquatinta v. Himily n. Bleuler, um 1840, 20 x 29,5. Prächtige Ansicht v. Blickpunkt der Pfaffendorfer- Höhe. Blatt Nr. 65 aus der berühmten Rheinserie v. Bleuler, in Schaffhausen gedruckt.

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        Um Rheinfall bei Schaffhausen

      1840 ca., Schaffhausen 1840 - Bella veduta, in formato ovale, della cascata sul fiume Reno. Sul perimetro, 25 ritratti a mezzo busto di fanciulle, raffiguranti i 22 Cantoni. Stampata a colori e finemente ritoccata a mano all'acquarello mm 265x312

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        Gesamtansicht. Aquatinta-Kupferstich von Himely nach L.Bleuler.

      Schaffhausen, L.Bleuler, um 1840.. 19,6 x 29,6 cm. Im Rand etwas stockfleckig. Schönes und seltenes Blatt. [SW - Ansicht, Ansichten].

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        "Panorama des Rheinfalls bey Schaffhausen". Weiter Blick über den Rhein auf Schloß Laufen.

      . Aquatinta bei Jügel, Frankfurt, um 1840, 16 x 80 cm..

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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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        Tales About America and Australia By Peter Parley

      London: Darton & Clark, n.d., but, 1840. Small octavo, with frontispiece maps of Australia and America and numerous illustrations;an excellent copy in original striped black and red cloth. Very rare: a history of America and Australia for children by American author Goodrich, under his more famous pen name "Peter Parley", with a charming woodcut vignette of Bungaree making a bow. The work includes a surprisingly detailed account of New South Wales including notes on Tasmania, as well as a significant description of the aborigines. Bungaree, the veteran of both the Investigator and the Mermaid is specifically mentioned, with a long note about his powers of mimickry: 'my friend requested Bungarry to show how governor Macquarrie made a bow. Bungarry happened to be dressed in the old uniform of a military officer, and standing up in the stern of his boat, and taking off his cocked hat, with the requisite punctilio, he made a low formal bow, with all the dignity and grace of a general officer of the old school.' The Ingleton copy, with his bookplate.

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        Badische Landschaft; kleines Bauernhaus an bewaldetem Hang in einem Tal.

      . Bleistift, auf Velin, rechts unten bezeichnet und datiert "Baden. 1840.", verso bezeichnet "gem Carl M*". 24,8:34,7 cm. Im linken Rand vergilbt, rechts einige Braunflecken. Literatur: Eichler Z 152 (abweichende Größenangabe). Die Zeichnung entstand auf der Reise mit dem Vater Johann Friedrich Morgenstern (1777-1844), nach Karlsruhe, Baden-Baden und Umgebung.. Der Landschaftsmaler Carl Morgenstern entstammte einer Frankfurter Künstlerfamilie, die über fünf Generationen tätig war. Er war der Sohn von Johann Friedrich und Vater von Friedrich Ernst Morgenstern. Neben seiner Lehrzeit beim Vater studierte er die altniederländische Malerei. Während seines Münchner Aufenthaltes 1832-1834 bildete er sich im Umgang mit den Landschaftsmalern C. Rottmann (1797-1850) und Chr. Morgenstern (1805-1867) weiter. 1833-1834 reiste er in die bayerischen und österreichischen Alpen. Seit 1834 hielt er sich in Italien auf, vorwiegend in Rom. Er unternahm Ausflüge ins Albaner- und Sabinergebirge, nach Neapel und dessen Umgebung sowie nach Sizilien. 1837 kehrte er nach Frankfurt zurück. Weitere Reisen führten ihn 1839 nach Düsseldorf, Holland, Belgien, 1841 nach Frankreich, in die Schweiz und mehrmals nach Italien. Seine italienischen Landschaftsmotive fand er in Venedig, Neapel, der Toskana, auf Capri und Sizilien, während Ansichten von Frankfurt und dem Taunus sowie Main- und Rheinlandschaften kennzeichnend für seine Darstellungen aus dem deutschen Raum wurden.

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        Gesamtans., v. Norden, rechts Ruine Rheinfels, "Vue de St. Goar et de la Ruine de Rheinfels vers le Rocher de Lourley".

      . altkol. Aquatinta v. Salathe n. Federle b. Bleuler, um 1840, 18,3 x 28,3. Bl. 60 der berühmten, bei Bleuler verlegten Rheinserie.

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        Gesamtans., v. Westen, "Vue de Rudesheim et du Johanisberg prise de Bingen".

      . kol. Aquatinta v. Salathe n. Federle b. L. Bleuler, um 1840, 19 x 28. Blatt 51 der prachtvollen mittleren Rheinserie aus dem Bleuler Verlag. Blick von Bingen über den Rhein nach Rüdesheim.

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

      Brussels: Société Typographique, 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).

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        A New Picture of Philadelphia, or the Stranger's Guide to the City and Adjoining Districts.with a Plan of the City, and Map of its Environs

      Philadelphia: H.S. Tanner, Jr.; New York: T.R. Tanner 1840 - Despite the title, there is only one map. It shows the city and its western suburbs in an arc, from Chester in the South, to Norristown in the West, to Andalusia in the north. The map is probably an updated version of the map with the same title published as a separate by Tanner in 1826, which is described by Rumsey (3014): "The non geological version of the Troost map.Tanner published this map in two forms: colored geologically to accompany Tanner's publication of Gerard Troost's Geological Survey of the Environs of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, 1826, and.as a [pocket] map of Philadelphia and adjacent country. To Rumsey's description we can add this third format, as an accompaniment to Tanner's 1840 guide to the city of Philadelphia. 156pp. plus one folding map: "A Map of Philadelphia and Adjacent Country: 1840." Black and white, 11 x 14? inches. 16mo. Gilt-stamped brown cloth covers. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage et Aventures de Lord Villiam Carisdall en Icarie , traduits de l'Anglais de Francis Adams par Th. Dufruit, Maitre de Langues

      Paris: Hippolyte Souverain, 1840. Two volumes in one, octavo, with both half-titles, some foxing; a handsome copy in red quarter morocco with decorated boards, gilt title and bands on spine. A handsome copy of the very rare first edition of this key work, an imaginary voyage to a radical socialist utopia, and the 'most popular nineteenth century exemplar' (Manuel) of its type. This first edition was actually printed in 1839 (not 1840 as appears on the title-page) in a very limited number of copies, apparently for private distribution by the author. The next year the work appeared under its more familiar title Voyage en Icarie, with Cabet's name on the title. Cabet (1788-1856), lawyer and revolutionary, was exiled from France for his political criticism. He travelled to England where he wrote this sprawling utopian adventure. It had an enormous impact, especially in the United States where it was taken as the manifesto for a series of short-lived socialist communities, most famously the Icarian city at Nauvoo, the old Mormon town in Illinois. Cabet himself was President of this society for some eight years, but like all of its successors, internal problems led to splintering and collapse. Nordhoff visited the Icaria experiment when he was researching The Communistic Societies, and felt pained witnessing the chasm between the 'comfort and elegance [Cabet] so glowingly described and the dreary poverty of the life which a few determined men and women have there chosen to follow'. The historian is bitter about Cabet himself - 'little more than a vain dreamer' - but touchingly sombre about the societies he helped found: 'I could not help feeling pity, if not for the men, yet for the women and children of the settlement, who have lived through all the penury and hardship of these many years'. This copy has the two characteristic printing errors of the early first edition (p. 402 misnumbered "378"; second title-page with "Villiam"). Some copies are known with a frontispiece, not present here.

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        Der Eisen- Stahl- und Blechschmied etc. etc..

      . Lithographie v. Schein n. Dreyer aus Der Mensch und sein Beruf, um 1840, 35 x 47 (Blattgröße). Das ovale Mittelbild (16 x 19 cm.) zeigt zwei Schmiede während der Arbeit, beobachtet von einer Gruppe Besuchern mit Kind. - Umgeben von einer ornamentalen Bordüre m. zahlr. berufsbezogenen Darstellungen und Insignien.

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        Verhaal eener reize in Rusland, gedaan in het jaar 1835.

      Groningen, W. van Boekeren, 1840.2 volumes. Contemporary half calf. With steelengraved frontispiece (foxed). XIV,302; VI,(2),363 pp.* First edition. - Travel-account to Russia in 1835 by Jan Ackersdijck (1790-1861), with detailed descriptions of St. Petersburg and Moscow. Jan Ackersdijck gave 'zooveel belangrijke bijzonderheden over dit rijk ten beste, dat het langen tijd als een der waardevolste bronnen voor de kennis van dat land is beschouwd' (NNBW IV, p.9-10). - (Age-browned). Tiele 24; Cat. NHSM I, p.196; Muller, Bibl. Neerl.-Russe, 13; Catalogue Russica 135.

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        Lehrbuch der Nervenkrankheiten des Menschen. Erster Band (mehr nicht erschienen)

      Berlin, Duncker, 1840 (erste Abtheilung), 1843 (zweite Abteilung) und 1846 (dritte Abtheilung) in 1 Band.. 22 x 15cm, mod. Halbleder, schwarz geprägter Rückentitel, marmorierte Deckelbezüge, schwacher Bibl.-Stempel mit Aussonderungsvermerk auf Titel; VIII, 274 S., 1 Bl. Druckfehler; Zwischentitel, S. 275-609; 3 Bl., S. 611-856. Romberg (1795-1873) gehörte zu den profiliertesten Neurologen des 19. Jahrhunderts. Neben seinen wissenschaftlichen Leistungen war er auch ein engagierter praktischer Arzt, der sich unermüdlich für seine armen und elenden Patienten im Berliner "Armen-District" einsetzte, und der Armut und soziales Elend als Krankheitsursachen schon vor Virchow erkannte und öffentlich betonte (Schiifter in Nervenärzte Bd. 1). - Dieses Lehrbuch ist die erste zusammenfassende Darstellung des Fachgebiets überhaupt. Es erschien in 3 Auflagen (zuletzt bei Hirschwald) und wurde ins Russische, Englische und Holländische übersetzt. Auf S. 795 findet sich die originale Beschreibung des nach ihm benannten "Rombergschen Stehversuches": "Lässt man ihn in aufrechter Stellung die Augen schliessen, so fängt er sofort an zu schwanken und zu taumeln, so wie auch, wenn es finster um ihn ist, grössre Unsicherheit im Stehen und Gehen sich verrät". GARRISON/MORTON 4528: "R. inaugurated the modern era in the study of diseases of the nervous system". HIRSCH/H. V, 73: "Sein classisches Lehrbuch ... ist die Grundlage aller neueren Darstellungen dieses Gebiets der spec. Pathologie geworden. Sein Verdienst liegt hauptsächlich darin, dass er zum ersten Male die bisher bekannten physiol. Thatsachen für die Nervenpathologie in ausgedehntem Maasse verwerthete und das ... Material so ordnete, dass er ganze Krankheitsgruppen mit scharf präcisirten Bildern aufstellen und die entsprechende Therapie daran knüpfen konnte". Romberg unterschied die Sensibilitätsneurosen (zu denen er auch die Hyperaesthesia psychica = Hypochondria zählte), die er in der ersten Abteilung beschreibt, und die Motilität-Neurosen in der zweiten und dritten Abteilung (wo u.a. die Hydrophobia bei der Tollwut ausführlich beschrieben wird)

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        Valley of Jamberoo, N.S.W

      Circa, 1840. Handcoloured lithograph, 180 x 260 mm, framed. Drawn on stone by W. Gauci, printed by C. Hullmandel for publication. A fine Australian view from a series of tinted lithographic plates (published as Sketches in Australia), of Sydney and Harbour areas, mountains and southern coastal regions of New South Wales, "drawn from nature" by Captain Robert Marsh Westmacott (1801-1870). Jamberoo steam mill was erected during the late 1830s and can be seen on the right handside of this lithograph, by the time Westmacott's print was issued the mill was no longer operational. An early instant of nature fighting back against the intrusion of the age of machinery on an idyllic setting such as this. Little is known of Westmacott, except that he was a captain in the 4th (King's Own) Regiment, and one of a number of British military naval officers who also pursued art. Westmacott was in Australia from 1831 to 1847. His published views represent the last in the chronology of work by military or naval officers in the romantic landscape tradition of the early 19th century.

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

      Paris: H.-L. Delloye, 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.

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        The World and its Inhabitants or the Travels & Adventures of Reuben Ramble

      London: Darton & Clark, circa, 1840. Small quarto, 28pp. including six full-page hand-coloured illustrations, with the inner covers of the stiff card wrappers forming another two illustrated panels; some modest wear to the spine yet a very good copy overall. Charming tour of the world. A wonderful illustrated voyage around the world published for the education of young children. This charming booklet includes a short section of two pages on Australia and New Zealand, with an accompanying map of the region surrounded by four hand-coloured colonial scenes printed upon the rear cover. Reuben Ramble is a pseudonym of the Reverend Samuel Clark (1810-1875), an Anglican minister from a Quaker background. Industrious, intelligent and highly regarded by his peers, Clark became a partner in the Holborn Hill firm of the long-established Darton publishing house from 1836 to 1843 (indeed this booklet is bears the combined imprint of Darton & Clark). The description of Australia by the Reverend Clark primarily concerns the fate of the Australian Aborigines. It combines boilerplate denigration of the Aboriginal condition as 'ignorant and degraded' with pointed criticism of their treatment at the hands of British settlers. He writes 'I am sorry to tell you that they have not treated the natives as they ought to have done, but instead of teaching them, and enabling them to participate in their own advantages, they forcibly took possession of their land, and have destroyed great numbers of them, driving the rest into the worst parts of the country, where they are more degraded and worse off than ever.' While moral sermonising was by no means uncommon in early Victorian juvenile literature, this passage is unusually incisive regarding to the plight of indigenous Australians.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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        EXPOSICION COMPLETA Y ELEMENTAL DEL ARTE DE LA PERSPECTIVA

      . 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

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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]

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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

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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

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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.

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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..

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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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