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        The Pathfinder: Or, The Inland Sea, in 2 Volumes

      Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia 1840 - First Edition, First Printing bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's cloth. This copy is SIGNED by James Fenimore Cooper in Volume one on a pasted signature. This two volume set is in nice shape. The bindings of both books are tight, with NO cocking or leaning. The boards are crisp with wear to the spine labels which is common for this title. The pages are clean with minor discoloration with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation SIGNED by the author. We buy SIGNED Cooper First editions. Trades and offers welcomed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        12 Chinese Junks

      China , c. 1840. Gouache on rice pith paper. 12 individually framed paintings. Very good condition. Edged with blue ribbon. Presented in gold bamboo frame with conservation glass. Size: 14.5 x 19.5 cm Highly decorative collection of 12 gouache paintings of Chinese Junk boats.

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        Autograph letter signed to Francis Baily

      1840. Herschel, John Frederick William (1792-1871). Autograph letter signed to Francis Baily (1774-1844). Feb. 5, 1840. 1 page plus integral address leaf. 231 x 187 mm. Small lacuna in address leaf where seal was broken (not affecting text), a few pin-holes, 19th-cent. printed biographical notice of Herschel tipped to top margin.Herschel's letter to his fellow astronomer Francis Baily refuses an invitation and alludes to his own astronomical work:My hands are so full that I find it impracticable to come up either tomorrow or Friday so that I must with many thanks & reluctantly deny myself the pleasure of being your guest.I have no means of pointing my telescope on the comet's place-and I have no telescope to point.Believe me, my dear sir, yours very truly, J. F. W. Herschel.The comet mentioned in Herschel's letter might have been Comet C/1840 B1, discovered by Johann Gottfried Galle (1812-1910) in January 1840.Herschel was one of the most important men of science of the Victorian era, making significant contributions to astronomy, mathematics, chemistry and photography. He was the author of Results of Astronomical Observations made at the Cape of Good Hope (1847), a survey of the stars of the Southern Hemisphere, in which he proposed the names still used today for the seven then-known satellites of Saturn. A few years later, he gave the four then-known satellites of Uranus their present names. He is also famous for having coined the term "photography" and for applying the terms "positive" and "negative" to photography. Francis Baily, whom Herschel had known since his student days at Cambridge, is best known for his description of "Baily's Beads," an optical phenomenon seen during solar eclipses. Baily was a founder of the Royal Astronomical Society. Dictionary of Scientific Biography.

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        Master Humphrey's clock

      Chapman & Hall London: Chapman & Hall, 1840. Publisher's ribbed maroon cloth, covers with blind-stamped floral and arabesque frame and front covers with gilt-stamped clock vignette, spines gilt extra; extremities rubbed, spines faded, joints tender with some starting from extremities, cloth showing small splits at joint and spine extremities, each volume now housed in a maroon cloth chemise and the trio in a matching box. Front pastedowns with small, attractive institutional bookplate; vol. III with small area of abrasion from now-lacking bookplate. Pages faintly age-toned with a very few scattered light spots, overall pleasingly clean. Vol. III with small nick to upper outer edge of first few leaves. => An attractive item of Dickensiana, with two of the author's most significant illustrators splendidly represented.. 12mo (26.2 cm, 10.3"). 3 vols. I: Frontis., [2], iv, 306 pp.; illus. II: Frontis. (incl. in pagination), vi, 306 pp.; illus. III: Frontis. (incl. in pagination), vi, 426 pp.; illus. First book-form edition of Dickens's weekly periodical — a variety of pieces gathered under a framing device of a storytelling circle led by Master Humphrey and the other members of his club. The serial marked => the first appearance of Barnaby Rudge, as well as of the enormously popular The Old Curiosity Shop, which more or less took over the author's original design of focusing on articles and sketches.The three volumes are => illustrated by George Cattermole and Hablot "Phiz" Browne with numerous in-text engravings, displaying the former artist's skill with architecture and views and the latter's with humor and character.

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        Sketches by Seymour

      London: G.S. Tregear, ca 1840. First edition. leather_bound. Full black morocco. Aeg. Fine/No Dust Jacket. Seymour, Robert. No text. 22 x 15 cm. 5 volumes in one with 180 full page illustrations on colored papers, overall clean and fresh with some infrequent, scattered toning. Many of his caricatures here took particular aim at hunting and fishing themes -- over equipped and under-trained Cockney pursuing cats, birds and stray pigs on foot and on horseback, as experienced in his 1827 fishing and shooting expeditions with his friend Cruikshank. He committed suicide with a fowling piece. Lovely copy bound by Zaensdorf, raised bands, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, spine label printed in gilt.

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        Autograph letter signed to Pickering

      1840. To William Pickering Concerning the Book of the Great Sea Dragons Hawkins, Thomas (1810-89). Autograph letter signed to publisher William Pickering (1796-1854). Sharpham Park, Augst. 4, 1840. 1 page plus integral address leaf. 227 x 190 mm. Stamp cut out from address leaf, not affecting text, light soiling & fraying.From fossil collector and dealer Thomas Hawkins, known for his collections of ichthyosaurs and plesiosaurs, some of which are still on display at the Natural History Museum in London. Hawkins was the author of several works, the most famous of which is his Book of the Great Sea Dragons, Ichthyosauri and Plesiosauri, published in 1840 by William Pickering and referred to in the present letter, which is written in the third person: "Mr. Hawkins with compts. to Mr. Pickering, will be glad to know why any delay should have occurred in verifying the plates sent by Mr. Standidge. "He will also be glad to hear what state his Poem is in. And also when the letter (which was enclosed to Mr. P. for the Russian Ambassador) was sent him, with a bound copy of the Sea-Dragons.""Mr. Standidge" is a reference to Standidge & Co., the London firm of lithographers. The "Poem" referred to in Hawkins's letter was most likely his The Lost Angel, and The History of the Old Adamites, Found Written on the Pillars of Seth (1840), also published by Pickering.

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        Herculanum et Pompei. Recueil general des peintures, bronzes, mosaiques, etc. decouverts jusqu'a ce jour ... [Tome VIII]. Musee secret

      Paris: Firmin Didot freres,, 1840. Volume 8 (erotic subjects) only; quarto, 230, [1] pp., 60 plates; paper covered board sides dark and detached with spine covering gone, light age speckling throughout, good; the volume most often missing from the set and this copy with the book plate of Nelson A. Rockefeller. Photos available upon request.

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        Master Humphrey's Clock

      Chapman & Hall, London 1840 - First Edition in monthly parts, the second of four original forms of publication of Master Humphrey's Clock. First appearing in 88 weekly parts, this was followed by the 20 monthly parts, then a three-volume edition and finally separately bound volumes. This copy Lacks the scarce "Tyas's Popular Illustrated Publications" ad in part 1, retaining most others. The book are bound in the ORIGINAL blue-green pictorial printed wrappers, with scattered foxing, and slight edge creasing. The books are in nice condition with some expert restoration to some spines. An excellent copy of this rare first edition in original monthly parts with interesting Provenance. Includes a typed letter from Hammer Galleries on their stationery stating that these volumes offered as part of the William Randolph Hearst Collection (Hammer Galleries, New York, March 1941; lot 750, Article 432A) London: Chapman and Hall, April 1840-November 1841. We buy Dickens First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Principles of Geology: or, the Modern Changes of the Earth and its Inhabitants, Considered as Illustrative of Geology.

      London: John Murray, 1840. . Sixth edition. 3 volumes. 12mo. Publisher's blindstamped black ribbed cloth, gilt lettered to the spines, 19th century ownership inscriptions to the half titles crossed out and replaced by the later signature of a subsequent owner whose name also appears on the first free endpapers. 5 full page plates, 1 folding plate, 2 single page maps and 4 folding maps, of which one is hand coloured, plus other illustrations set into the text. Small loss to upper corners of pp. 347-368 and 385-423 in volume I, in no way affecting the text, spine of volume II slightly faded, some wear to edges, a decent set nonetheless. "Lyell probably accomplished more in the advancement of geological knowledge than any other one man" (Mather and Mason p. 263). A landmark work of science first published 1830-33.

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        Pl. 210 Louisiana Tanager (Western Tanager) The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories

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

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        VOYAGE DANS LA RUSSIE MERIDIONALE

      Paris: Ernest Bourdin, 1840 Text in French. 4to (10-1/2" x 6-1/2") Half-leather. VII, 621, [1], [2] pp. Profusely illustrated with engravings by Raffet: frontispiece (portrait of Nicholas I), title page, plates, text drawings. Nice looking book. [Rare, especially in such condition] Please see the picture. For more images please visit our website.. HB.

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        History of the British Turf, from the earliest period to the present day. FIRST EDITION. 2 vols.

      Henry Colburn. 1840 Half title, vol. I, fronts, illus. Orig. dark green moiré cloth; a little rubbed with the odd mark, but a v.g. bright copy.Partly torn bookseller's receipt, completed in manuscript, tipped in on recto of frontispiece, volume I. The invoice, written on the headed paper of Stassin et Xavier, booksellers to English expatriates in Paris, is made out to Ch. Cibiel of Toulouse, 22 June, 1858.

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        Chart of the Viti Group or Feejee Islands

      Philadelphia 1840 - Beautifully detailed map of the islands of Fiji showing major towns, waterways and other geographical features. This chart was published in Wilkes' "Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition During the Years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842", which describes his explorations and cultural encounters in mapping the South Seas, the American west, parts of South America, the East Indies and Antarctica. Overall toning, wear to original folds, left margin cropped to border as issued, minor scattered tears and chips. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 23 5/8" x 33 7/8".

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        Album des Neckarthales, Heidelberg / HB-Schloß/ Neckarsteinach / Hirschhorn/ Neckargmünd / Wimpfen / Hornberg / Horneck/ Eberbach / Ehrenberg / Heilbronn

      (Leske, 1840 - ?)=geschätzt Buch beschädigt, Rücken abgeplatzt, Seiten lose; 13 Stahlstiche vorhanden, gest. v. Grünewald & Cooke, Darmstadt, Seiten mit Randverbr. u. leichten Randläsuren, Bilder in Ordnung Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 345 22,5 x 15 cm - bild: 15,5 x 10,5

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        England and Wales founded upon The Grand Trigonometrical Survey; shewing all the Mail Coach, Turnpike & Rail Roads, the Rivers & Navigable Canals, also the Boundaries & Divisions of Counties, the extent of the Boroughs, County Election & Polling Places, under the Reform Act together with the sand Banks & soundings round the Coast .

      London: 1840 - Map dimensions 131.5 x 101.5 cm, overall dimensions 134 x 104 cm. Large folding map of England and Wales. Attractive original outline colour marking out boundaries and routes. The whole dissected into 48 sections and mounted on linen. Folds between original green cloth covers decorated in gilt to the upper board with the emblem of Letts & Son, plain green paper to the folded end section and to inner cover of map. Covers worn at joints, green paper on end panel slightly chipped. Some light offsetting, otherwise very good.

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        Kitâb Nawâdir al-Asâr fi Mutali`at al As`âr (On Rarities in Poetry).

      Bulaq, Matbaa-i Bulak, 1246 AH (1840 AD). - 4to. 179, (1) pp. Contemp. giltstamped calf with fore-edge flap. 4to. An anthology of little-known Ottoman poetry. The printed marginal glosses provide sources. Rare work printed at the Bulaq press, founded by Mohammed Ali in 1822. - A clean copy, somewhat wrinkled near beginning and end. First quire and front cover loosened. Binding rubbed and bumped; spine and corners damaged.

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        The Adventures of the Little Woman Her Dog and the Pedlar

      J. L. Marks London; nd [ca. 1840]: J. L. Marks (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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        EL MUNDO, HISTORIA DE FRANCIA

      Imp. De Brusi, Barcelona 1840 - 3 Tomos: 610 pp+16 láminas; 724 pp+32 láminas y 720 pp + 22 láminas 16 x 22'5 cm Piel entera buen estado La Historia de Francia desde los tiempos remotos hasta 1.839, adornada con setenta hermosas láminas grabadas en acero , que representan los trajes civiles, militares y religiosos de los franceses, así como sus armas, muebles e instrumentos de música, desde los galos hasta nuestros días. Algún pequeño desperfecto en los lomos.

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      Hermitage, 1840. unbound. President. Autograph letter signed ("Andrew Jackson") while campaigning for James K. Polk ("Young Hickory") to Robert C. Chester, Hermitage, 21 October, 1840. 2 pages, 8 x 10 inches, first page slightly browned, ink smudge affects first two letters of last name, small seal hole, otherwise very good. Jackson, in spite of his age and infirmities, took an active role in the unsuccessful campaign of Governor Polk for the Democratic Vice-Presidential nomination. "After a laborious journey over rough roads and...inclement weather I reached home...afflicted with pain from the jolting of the carriage...I am recovering...We reached Mount Pleasant...traveling through incessant rain...; notwithstanding the inclemency of the day Gov. Polk had an attentive audience of upwards of 2000. I think his three speeches on our return had great and good effect..." Jackson goes on to describe a visit to the female academy at Columbia, "What an interesting sight...as I am going out of life, to see those who are to take our place so well prepared to perpetuate by their intelligence our happy republican institutions...

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        Master Humphrey's Clock. 1 edit. in bookform.

      3 vols. in one. London: Chapman and Hall 1840-41. Illustr. by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne. Bound in one contp. half calf binding, internally clean. With 2 bookplates on first pastedown and a Dickens centenary testimonial stamp from 1912 on flyleaf.. Eckel 67

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        Die Kaiserlich-Russische Haupt-Und Residenzstadt ST. PETERSBURG UND DEREN UMGEGENDEN: Topographisch-Statistisches Handbuch Und Fuhrer Fremde ("The Imperial Russian Capital St. Petersburg and Environs") First Edition. 2. LA RUSSIE [bound before]

      St. Petersburg: H. Schmitzdorff, 1840. 2. Bruxelles: Society Belge de Librairie, 1841 Half-leather (handsome period brown gilt tooled straight-grained morocco). XXVIII, 256 pp.; 212 pp. With two folding maps of St. Petersburg, one large and hand colored; eight wood engraved plates (Lesestre), text ill. Extremely rare German first and only edition of this early travel guide to St. Petersburg. Very Rare. Please see the picture. For more images please visit our website.. 1st ed.. HB.

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        The Artillerist's Manual and British Soldier's Compendium.,

      Woolwich, Printed for the Author by E. Jones, , 1840. of Infantry Exercise. Sword Exercise. Artillery Exercise, Equipment, &c. Fireworks. Fortification. Mathematics. Gunnery. &c. &c. &c. Second Edition. Published by Authority. 12mo. (152 × 95mm) Contemporary half black roan on marbled boards. 12 plates, one of them double-page. Light browning, a little rubbed at the extremities, else very good. The present edition contains about one fourth additional material, one extra Plate, Wood cuts &c." Interesting soldier's vade mecum from the mid-19th century. Contemporary ownership inscription of Lt. J.W. Christian to the title page.

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        London Sights for Little Folks,

      Charles Tilt n.d. ca. 1840, London - 2½ by 2-7/8 inches. Full marbled calf; spine in six compartments, gilt, with red leather lettering label, gilt; gilt rule to the boards; all edges gilt. Original marbled endpapers. 191pp plus a page of Publisher's listings. Illustrated. With original covers bound in at rear (Original cover title: Town Sights for Little Folks). Nicely rebacked with original spine laid-on. A very good copy. Welsh 4699; Osborne p. 186. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Master Humphrey's Clock

      Chapman and Hall, London 1840 - First edition in the original 20 monthly parts. A wonderful set Illustrated by G. Cattermole and H.K. Browne. This complete set is bound in the ORIGINAL blue-green pictorial printed wrappers with some wear to the panels and edges. The pages are clean with minor discoloration but NO writing in the books. Overall, a beautiful set in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Master James

      Danzig 1840 - A scarce and touching portrait of a black american boy., Image Size : 440x320 (mm), 17.25x12.625 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 615x465 (mm), 24.25x18.25 (Inches), Black & White, Lithograph Very Good, occasional mild brown spots on the wide margin, not affecting the image.

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        XXVII. 1. Phacochoeurus Africanus. - The African Wild Boar, 2. Redunca Eleotragus. - The Reitbok

      W. Pickering 1840 - Lithograph. Original hand colour Size: 53 x 35 cm Very good condition From Portraits of the Game and Wild Animals of Southern Africa, Delineated from Life in Their Natural Haunts, During a Hunting Expedition From the Cape Colony as Far as the Tropic of Capricorn in 1836 & 1837. This is one of the rarest and most important works on large African Game. This folio was published in five parts containing in total 30 colour plates of the animals in their own habitat that Harris encountered while traveling and hunting in Africa.

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        [A View of the Seine.

      n.p., c.1840].. Folding peep show view of the Seine looking east, being 6 hand coloured lithographed panels held together by folding paper to the top and bottom edges, small oval peep hole to the top panel, which shows the Pont Royal. The second panel does not show a bridge, with the subsequent ones showing the Pont du Carousel, the Pont des Arts and the Pont Neuf and the final panel showing the Île de la Cité and two further bridges in the distance. Top and bottom panel mounted on card, some light rubbing, back of the final panel with more serious wear but not affecting the image, upper panel somewhat darkened, otherwise in very good condition.

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        The History of British India and History British India from 1805 to 1835 (9 Vols complete)

      James Madden and Co. LA Lewis. 1840. Uniformly bound in a superb half maroon c1900 morocco, red marbled boards, some blind tooling, edges and corners rubbed and bumped. Spine, decorative gilt tooling, raised bands, titles in gilt, edges rubbed. Internally, marbled endpapers, text block edges marbled, no inscriptions, lacking half titles?, vols 1-6 printed by E Varty, 27, Camomile Street, Bishopsgate, London. Vol 1, 1840, [3], (iv only), (xliii), [1], [1], 2-650 pp, 1 map (large folding 1840). Vol 2, 1840, [3], (vi only), [1], 2-527 pp, [1], 1 map (large folding 1840 by A Arrowsmith, borders coloured). Vol 3, 1840, [3], (vi-viii), [1], 2-532 pp. Vol 4, 1840, [3], (vi-viii), [1], 2-582 pp. Vol 5, 1840, [3], (vi-vii), [1], [1], 2-640 pp. Vol 6, 1840, [3], (vi-viii), [1], 2-683 pp, [1], 70 index. Vol 7, (vol 1), 1845, [3], (vi-xv), [1], [1], 2-608 pp, printed by S & J Bentley, Wilson, and Fey, Bangor House, Shoe Lane, London. Vol 8, (vol 2), 1846, [3], (vi-xvi), [1], 2-611 pp, [1]. Vol 9, (vol 3), 1848, [3], (vi-xvi), [1], 2-592 pp, 24 index, printed by Wertheimer & Co, Circus Place, Finsbury Circus. A lovely set, with the minimum of spotting and offsetting. First published in 3 volumes in 1817. (Allibone 1278. & Lowndes 2943 for other items) Mill, writer on India, claimed that the Mughal empire was both extremely wealthy and poorly defended. It was, he argued, possible for a force of no more than three ships and 1500-2000 men to secure Bengal. Mill spoke of the British government's willingness to co-operate in return for a share of the wealth! See ODNB. Wilson, Sanskritist, whose legacy may be assessed in two contexts: his scholarship and his leadership. In the area of his scholarship, his writings and translations were pioneering efforts by one who had no formal scholarly training, as none was available at the time. During his lifetime his writings were widely read and influential among scholarly and public audiences interested in India, though later generations would far surpass his accomplishments in the area of Sanskrit grammar and translation. In the area of intellectual leadership he carefully and effectively crafted three major institutions: the Asiatic Society of Bengal, the East India Company Library, and the Royal Asiatic Society. See ODNB.

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        COLLEZIONE DELLE PRINCIPALI VEDUTE DI VENEZIA

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

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        Black's Picturesque Tourist of Scotland

      Edinburgh- Adam and Charles Black, 1840 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A fascinating and in-depth companion for travellers in Scotland. Scarce in any edition. With fold-out hand-coloured maps of Scotland to front and rear. With an accurate travelling map; engraved charts and views of the scenery; plans of Edinburgh and Glasgow; and a copious itinerary. Illustrations includethe Scott Monument, Lochlevan Castle, Loch Assynt, and a frontispiece showing Ben Lomond and Loch Lomond. Previous owner's ink inscription to front free endpaper and first page of text,and ink notes to rear free endpaper. With one or twopencil landscape sketches. Condition: In a cloth covered binding. Externally, somewhat worn with front hinge failed. Internally, binding loosening slightly at first section. Generally bright with the odd spot andmark, and ink notes to rear free endpaper. Slight marks, curling and a small closed tear to rear fold-out map. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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        A Practical Treatise on Accounts, Mercantile, Private, and Official

      1840. Cory, Isaac Preston [1802-1842]. A Practical Treatise on Accounts, Mercantile, Private, and Official: Exhibiting the Manner in Which the Method of Double Entry May be Applied to the Accounts of Government; With Proposals for the Introduction of a Uniform and Centralized System of Accounts in All the Public Offices. London: W. Pickering, 1840. 184, 65 (i.e. 85), [3] pp. Fold-out table. Octavo (8-3/4" x 5-1/2"). Original paper boards, recently rebacked, printed paper spine label, hinges mended, untrimmed edges. Toning, light foxing in a few places. Brief contemporary annotations to a few leaves, interior otherwise clean. * Second edition. First published in 1839. this treatise "is a modification of [the author's] late work upon the principles, law, and practice of accounts, expressly adapted to the consideration of the official accounts" (15). OCLC locates 12 copies worldwide, 8 in North America. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 2:79.

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        Narrative of the Campaign of the Army of the Indus, in Sind and Kaubool, in 1838–9

      London: Richard Bentley, , 1840. 2 volumes, octavo (186 × 116 mm). Contemporary dark blue calf, title gilt to spine, flat bands, gilt panelling to the compartments, single gilt fillet panel including triple blind panel to the boards, all edges marbled. Tinted lithographic frontispiece to each and 4 similar plates in all, two text illustrations. A little rubbed, light browning, but overall very good. First edition, presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper of volume I: "Forwarded with the Author's Compts as directed by Dr. Kennedy." Kennedy held the post of chief of medical staff of the Bombay division of the army of the Indus. "His memoirs and travel narrative describe the passage of the army through the Bolan Pass to Kandahar, the attack at Ghazni, the march to Kabul and the return to India. The journey, from November 1838 to December 1839, was uneventful for Kennedy except for the medical aid needed after the battle at Ghazni. Accordingly, much of his narrative is devoted to the Afghan landscape, daily events, and portraits of key figures involved in Afghan affairs" (Riddick). Kennedy was rose to physician-general in 1842, but was later disgraced and imprisoned for bank fraud.

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        VIAJES CIENTÍFICOS EN TODO EL MUNDO EN LOS AÑOS 1822-1842 DURANTE LOS CUALES FUERON VISITADAS LA OCEANÍA EN SUS TRES DIVISIONES GEOGRÁFICAS: MALESIA, POLYNESIA Y AUSTRALIA.

      - 408 páginas y 2 hojas. Retrato dibujado por Leopoldo López y litografiado por J. Aragón. 12 láminas de los lugares visitados dibujadas por J. Abrial y litografiadas por J. Aragón. 1 Mapa plegado de la ciudad de Sidney en 1840. Ejemplar en muy buen estado aunque FALTO de la Carta del Pacífico que debería llevar. Enc. en media piel de época. 25x17,5. I. Boix Editor. Madrid, 1843. La obra trata del viaje a Oceanía, describe ampliamente Hawaii, Honolulu, Carolinas, Marianas y otras islas de Polinesia. Nueva Ghinea Papua. Tasmania. Australia. Malasia y Filipinas. Palau nº 168224. LIBROS ANTIGUOS

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        Saggio di storia naturale degli Stati Estensi ossia gli Stati Estensi considerati n? tre Regni della Natura.

      Subject: (Scienze naturali). Modena, Tipi della R.D. Camera, 1840, 8vo cart. mod. pp. 182 con una tav. incisa in rame ed un prospetto sinottico, entrambi f.t. Assai raro.

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        Master Humphrey's Clock

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1840. 2 volumes, quartos. 19th century purple full calf blocked to resemble morocco, ornate gilt roll bordering both sides, spines elaborately gilt in compartments with two dark red morocco labels, marbled endpapers and edges. Frontispiece and engraved illustrations. Spine darkened, general light rubbing to the bindings, internally very fresh. An excellent set. First edition of Dickens's only experiment with publishing two novels together. Though both novels were republished separately on the same day as the present publication, this format has primacy.

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        The History of British India and History British India from 1805 to 1835 (9 Vols complete)

      8, Leadenhall Street. Fleet Street. London.: James Madden and Co. LA Lewis., 1840 Uniformly bound in a superb half maroon c1900 morocco, red marbled boards, some blind tooling, edges and corners rubbed and bumped. Spine, decorative gilt tooling, raised bands, titles in gilt, edges rubbed. Internally, marbled endpapers, text block edges marbled, no inscriptions, lacking half titles?, vols 1-6 printed by E Varty, 27, Camomile Street, Bishopsgate, London. Vol 1, 1840, [3], (iv only), (xliii), [1], [1], 2-650 pp, 1 map (large folding 1840). Vol 2, 1840, [3], (vi only), [1], 2-527 pp, [1], 1 map (large folding 1840 by A Arrowsmith, borders coloured). Vol 3, 1840, [3], (vi-viii), [1], 2-532 pp. Vol 4, 1840, [3], (vi-viii), [1], 2-582 pp. Vol 5, 1840, [3], (vi-vii), [1], [1], 2-640 pp. Vol 6, 1840, [3], (vi-viii), [1], 2-683 pp, [1], 70 index. Vol 7, (vol 1), 1845, [3], (vi-xv), [1], [1], 2-608 pp, printed by S & J Bentley, Wilson, and Fey, Bangor House, Shoe Lane, London. Vol 8, (vol 2), 1846, [3], (vi-xvi), [1], 2-611 pp, [1]. Vol 9, (vol 3), 1848, [3], (vi-xvi), [1], 2-592 pp, 24 index, printed by Wertheimer & Co, Circus Place, Finsbury Circus. A lovely set, with the minimum of spotting and offsetting. First published in 3 volumes in 1817. (Allibone 1278. & Lowndes 2943 for other items) Mill, writer on India, claimed that the Mughal empire was both extremely wealthy and poorly defended. It was, he argued, possible for a force of no more than three ships and 1500–2000 men to secure Bengal. Mill spoke of the British government's willingness to co-operate in return for a share of the wealth! See ODNB. Wilson, Sanskritist, whose legacy may be assessed in two contexts: his scholarship and his leadership. In the area of his scholarship, his writings and translations were pioneering efforts by one who had no formal scholarly training, as none was available at the time. During his lifetime his writings were widely read and influential among scholarly and public audiences interested in India, though later generations would far surpass his accomplishments in the area of Sanskrit grammar and translation. In the area of intellectual leadership he carefully and effectively crafted three major institutions: the Asiatic Society of Bengal, the East India Company Library, and the Royal Asiatic Society. See ODNB.

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        THE PATHFINDER; OR, THE INLAND SEA

      Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1840. First American Edition. Hardcover. Bound without original endpapers and blanks. Light, even foxing throughout with an occasional small stain. Early and unidentified owner name at the top of each title page. Near Fine, nicely bound. First issue without the copyright notice in the first volume. Two volumes bound in modern 1/2 smooth brown calf with contrasting leather spine lables and green cloth boards. Spine with gilt lettering and rules. BAL 3892; Spiller & Blackburn 30. In this third of Cooper's five Leatherstocking Tales, set during the French and Indian War, the narrator describes how he surrenders the girl he loves to a more successful suitor.

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        The Gift: A Christmas and New Year's Present for 1840 [with First Appearance of "William Wilson"]

      Carey & Hart, Philadelphia 1840 - viii, 17-328 [complete]. Publisher's maroon moroccoelaborately stamped in gilton spine and front and rear covers, yellow endpapers, all edges gilt. Light wear at corners, nicely refurbished; all spine and cover gilt bright and complete; gilt on edges of page block partly worn away. Pages clean, no names or marks, usual foxing to title pages and plates [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      Hermitage, 1840. unbound. President. Autograph letter signed ("Andrew Jackson") while campaigning for James K. Polk ("Young Hickory") to Robert C. Chester, Hermitage, 21 October, 1840. 2 pages, 8 x 10 inches, first page slightly browned, ink smudge affects first two letters of last name, small seal hole, otherwise very good. Jackson, in spite of his age and infirmities, took an active role in the unsuccessful campaign of Governor Polk for the Democratic Vice-Presidential nomination. "After a laborious journey over rough roads and...inclement weather I reached home...afflicted with pain from the jolting of the carriage...I am recovering...We reached Mount Pleasant...traveling through incessant rain...; notwithstanding the inclemency of the day Gov. Polk had an attentive audience of upwards of 2000. I think his three speeches on our return had great and good effect..." Jackson goes on to describe a visit to the female academy at Columbia, "What an interesting sight...as I am going out of life, to see those who are to take our place so well prepared to perpetuate by their intelligence our happy republican institutions...

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        Limburg an der Lenne in Westphalen. Seiner Königlichen Hoheit dem Prinzen Wilhelm von Preussen (Bruder Sr. Majestät) ehrfurchtsvoll zugeeignet." Ansicht von Nordwesten mit dem Schloss und der Lennebrücke

      Altkolorierte Lithographie von Ferdinand von Laer bei L. Veit, Berlin nach 1840. 31.8x45.5 cm. - Westfalia Picta II, S. 113 - Ruhrgebiet 12 - Korzus, Westfalen 178 - Dekorative Ansicht mit hübscher Personen- und Tierstaffage im Vordergrund. Unter Verlust der Einfassungslinie beschnitten. 3 unbedeutende Randeinrisse und 1 kurzer Einriss im Himmel kaum sichtbar restauriert. Große Ansicht in schönen Farben.

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        Report from the Select Committee on New Zealand

      London,: House of Commons, 3 August, 1840.. Folio, 207 pp., dusted and a little marked; in the original blue printed wrappers, torn with small loss to front, spine worn away revealing the gathers; good original condition. An important report in good original condition: "valuable and historical" (Hocken).Regarding this now rather scarce report, Hocken wrote: "Prompted and promoted by the New Zealand Company, an influential meeting of merchants, bankers, shipowners, and others was held at the Guildhall on 15th April, 1840, to petition Parliament in favour of a systematic colonisation of New Zealand and to preserve it to the Crown... This report was the outcome, and was favourable. The witnesses were E.G. Wakefield, Saxe Bannister, John Blackett, R.N., John Ward, Dandeson Coates, Rev. Drs. Hinds and Beecham, Charles Enderby, W. Hutt, and Alex. Busby. Their evidence gives and account of the natives and their lands, mission labours, origin and history of the New Zealand Company, and the necessity for government and regulated colonisation.".Hocken, p. 90.

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        Holmens Canal, et Tour St. Nicholas, Copenhague / Holmens Canal, and Tower of St. Nicholas, Copenhagen.

      Prospekt af Holmens Kanal og Sankt Nicolai Kirkes tårn i København. Litografi af C. Bentley efter forlæg af Vicomte de Beaumont. 27,5 x 39 cm. [1840]. Samtidig håndkolorering. I forgyldt ramme med passepartout fra Brock Rammer. Rammen måler 46,5 x 56,5 cm. - Meget fin kolorering.. Fra Adalbert de Beaumonts "Sketches in Denmark, Sweden, Lapland & Norway", London 1840

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