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      London: Chappell and Simpkin, Marshall, 1840. Some ink annotations in the margins, foxing to engraved title, else very nice copies. . v, 118p, vi; [iv], 198p. 4to. Bound in half green morocco with marbled sides and endpapers, t.e.g., the spines with fancy panel ornaments including s flower in the center of each.

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        A Description and History of Vegetable Substances, Used in the Arts, and in Domestic Economy

      London: M.A. Nattali. hardcover. near fine. Timber Trees: Fruits. Illustrated with many b/w wood engravings. 422pp., 12mo, beautifully bound in contemporary brown polished calf with elaborate gilt-decorated spine; inner and outer dentelles, marbled edges. London: M.A. Nattali, (no date, circa 1840). Period ink inscription on flyleaf, otherwise a near fine copy.

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        Gabriel -

      Bonnaire 1840 -, Paris - 1 In-8 351 pp. Reliure demi-maroquin logn grain vert bronze à petits coins. Dos lisse finement orné de fers rocailles et chiffré en pied. Tête dorée. Couverture beige conservée. Grandes marges. Reliure signée de l'atelier "E. et A. Maylander". Intérieur propre et blanc. Mors supérieur frotté. En bon état EDITION ORIGINALE rare. Ex-libris de la bibliothèque d'Eugène Bouchez . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Encyclopaedia of Rural Sports or A Complete Account, Historical, Practical, and Descriptive, of Hunting, Shooting, Fishing, Racing, and other Field Sports and Athletic Amusements of the Present Day

      Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, London 1840 - "An Encyclopaedia of Rural Sports or A Complete Account, Historical, Practical, and Descriptive, of Hunting, Shooting, Fishing, Racing, and other Field Sports and Athletic Amusements of the Present Day" by Delabere P. Blaine, ESQ. First edition. Published by Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, London, 1840. Illustrated by 600 engravings on wood, by R. Branston, from drawings by Alken, T. Landseer, Dickes, etc. Very thick octavo [6" x 9"], 1240 pp with additional pages of publisher's advertisements at the beginning and end of the book. Hardbound in publisher's original pictoral green cloth. A large thematic gilt ornament on the top board, and elaborate gilt stamping on the spine. Rear blind-stamped with decorative border and design. The book is in very good antiquarian condition. Minor sunning to the board edges with lightly worn corners. Two small tears to the top of the sunned spine. The gilt lettering and design is bright and fresh. Advertisement and bookplate on the front paste-down. The textblock is remarkably clean and bright. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. Inventory # (D12-32) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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      ... Hereford .. Printed by G. Rowe Cheltenham N.d. c.[1840]. . 1st Ed. 4to. Sepia litho. t.p. + [i] Contents + 69pp. + [i] Index to the Plates. 32 sepia litho. plates including t.p. Lightly foxed to plates, t.p. sl. chipped with very minor marginal loss, contemporary half calf with marbled boards, some wear to corners with sl. loss, rebacked with much of gilt ruled original blind embossed spine laid down. Charles Walter Radclyffe (bap. 1817, d. 1903), painter.& Dedicated to Viscount Eastnor, with chapters and plates dealing with Abbey Dore Church and Valley, Hereford Cathedral, Croft Castle, Downton Castle, Eastnor Castle, Goodrich Castle, Grosmont Castle, Hampton Court, Holm Lacey, Kilpeck Church, Ledbury Church, Leominster Church, Longtown Castle, Madley Church, Symonds Yat, Weobley, Wigmore Castle etc. Additional postage may be necessary US$1046

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        The Maritime Flags of All Nations

      Lon., 1840.. Hand colored flag plates. “Second edition.” One preliminary spread of text (“Index”) and nine double page spreads containing hand colored engravings of 171 flags. Some interesting flags are pictured here, including the flag of “Texas or Tejas” and the “Russian American Company.” Merchant and naval flags are represented as well as national. Bound in contemporary marbled wrappers, which are worn. Sewing loose but holding. Flag images are clean.

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        Autograph Letter Signed, "Washington, Feby 2, 1840. To Mssrs. Wiley

      1840. My Son, the Sculptor Story, Joseph [1779-1845]. [Autograph Letter, Signed, To Mssrs. Wiley & Putnam, Booksellers, New York]. Washington, February 2, 1840. Single leaf folded to form 10" x 8" quarto bifolium, written in ink, addressed, franked and postmarked on verso of fourth page, which has a wax seal and Daniel Webster's free-frank. Fold lines, some toning along margins, otherwise fine. * A brief but intriguing letter, in which Story orders two books on art, apparently for his son, William Wetmore Story [1819-1895], who would graduate from the Harvard Law School later this year. (The books are: Flaxman's Lectures on Sculpture. "with first impressions of the plates" and Bloomfield's Recensio Synoptica.) Was this meant to be a graduation present? Whether it was or not, Joseph Story knew William had an interest in art and, like any good father, nurtured his son's passions. (He couldn't image his some would later abandon a distinguished legal career to become a sculptor.) Upon graduation, William entered the law firm of Hillard and Sumner and published two law treatises by 1847. Sculpture remained an avid hobby at this time; by 1846 Harvard had a bust of his father that he made. Ironically, it was his father's death in 1845 that led him to abandon law and become a professional sculptor. The trustees of Mt. Auburn cemetery elected him to sculpt a likeness of his father for the cemetery's memorial chapel. "To prepare himself to carry out this commission he went to Italy in 1847 and from that time forth became more and more eager to give up the law entirely in favor of sculpture." (Gardner). Perhaps his best-known work is the iconic statue of Joseph Story that graces the entrance to Langdell Hall at Harvard Law School. The fact that this was sent under Daniel Webster's free frank is odd. Presumably Story had his own franking privilege. Perhaps he left Washington in a hurry, giving Webster his letters to mail. Gardner, "William Story and Cleopatra," Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, New Series II:4 (December 1943). 147-152.

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        Collection of drawings of Peruvian customs

      A finely executed set of Peruvian customs aquarelles. c.1840. In folio (395 mm x 250 mm). 6 leaves with 7 full page drawings in pencil, ink and gouache, some heightened with gold, captions in English, paper watermarked 1817 and 1821; light soiling to marginal corners, occasional light offset of color, very occasional light spotting, probably extracted from a bound volume. Exceedingly rare, normally such sets are unsigned; this particular set of drawings is signed by Willoughby "all dran by Avarilla Willoughby after she was 46 for her affectionate daughter Cecilia". The costumes are drawn after major printed works of the time, mainly those that illustrate skinner?s Present State of Peru; they show a variety of characters, including a bull fighter, the Ynca and his Queen, a Virgin of the Sun, an Indian warrior, a Limenian "criolla" in full attire, amongst others. The titles of the drawings are: An Indian warrior belonging to a barbarous tribe, A civilized Indian wearing the Poncho. This garment is of wool cotton on flattened straw interwoven..., A Virgin of the Sun, A representation of the costumes of the Ynca and his Queen, Indians Male & Female in costumes of festivity such as are generally adopted by the Peruvian aborigines on occasions of festivity and rejoicing, A Lady of Lima in full dress, & Fighter at a Bull feast.

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        S. 369. In Senate of the United States. June 12, 1840. Mr. Crittenden.

      1840 - [Bankruptcy]. [United States Senate]. [Committee on Bankruptcy]. Crittenden, John J. [1787-1863]. S. 369. In Senate of the United States. June 12, 1840. Mr. Crittenden, From The Select Committee On the Subject, Reported the Following Bill; Which was Read, And Passed to a Second Reading, And Made the Special Order of the Day for Tuesday Next, The 16th Instant. June 23, 1840. Amended in Committee of the Whole, Reported to the Senate, The Amendments Agreed to, And the Bill Ordered to be Printed. A Bill to Establish a Uniform System of Bankruptcy Throughout the United States. Washington, DC: United States Senate, 1840. 21 pp. Folio (14" x 9"). Stab-stitched, untrimmed edges. A few minor stains, three faint horizontal fold lines, light toning. A generously margined unmarked copy. * The historic Federal Bankruptcy Act of 1841 was enacted after the unprecedented commercial failures that followed the Panic of 1837. A relief measure, it was the first to permit voluntary bankruptcies. More than a generation had passed since the first Bankruptcy Act in 1800 and its repeal in 1803. The 1800 law had authorized creditors to place the debtor in bankruptcy and seize his assets, but it had not allowed debtors to choose bankruptcy. This 1840 Bill, which passed the Senate but was tabled in the House, was revived in the 27th Congress and passed in 1841. Its innovation, permitting voluntary bankruptcy petitions by persons "owing debts," tracks the 1841 Act, which was based on Congress's power to establish "uniform laws on the subject of bankruptcies." Only two years after its enactment, charges of corruption and profligate expenditures, and at least one lower court's decision that the Act was unconstitutional, led to its repeal.

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      Paris. 1840.. 246pp. plus four color plates including frontispiece, and folding colored map. Original printed wrappers bound into later half cloth and marbled boards, gilt leather label. Corners worn, paper library labels on spine and front cover. Front cover of wrappers torn at top corner, reinforced with later paper. Contemporary ownership inscription on flyleaf. Library ink stamp on titlepage and several leaves in margin, not affecting text. Titlepage foxed, plates and facing pages lightly foxed. Good. Describes the Indians of North America, highlighted by four handsome color portraits of Indians, reduced versions of McKenney and Hall portraits. The folding color map illustrates the location of tribes throughout the continent, including the Eskimo, Algonquin, Iroquois, Cherokee, Choctaw, Black Feet, Sioux, and Pawnee. HOWES V7. SABIN 98293. FIELD 1592.

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        Bref och dagboks-anteckningar.

      Utgifna efter hans död. I-II. Uppsala, Leffler & Sebell, 1840-42. 8:o. (6),417 + (6),LXIV,(2),246 s. Trevligt samtida svart hfrbd med blindpressad och guldornerad rygg, guldpräglad titeltext och grönsprängda snitt. Fin inlaga som bara är ngt lagerfläckig mot slutet. I del II är s. 135-38 delvis lösa.. Utgiven av Erik August Schröder vars redigering på tidstypisk manér var något självsvådlig. Atterbom, som var gammal vän till Törneros, har författat dennes biografi i andra delen. Oklart är hur Atterbom tolkade följande aforism av Törneros: "Homeri odödlighet sträcker sig ej längre än Atterboms, blott till - närvarande dag."

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        THE ADVENTURES OF PAUL PRY, and his Young Friend in London.

      1840 1840 - Baltimore: William Raine c. 1840. With 8 handcoloured engravings. 8 leaves incl. publisher's papercover. Name on frontcover.

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        Vues des cordillères et monumens des peuples indigènes de l'Amérique par AL. de Humbolt. Avec 19 planches dont plusieurs coloriées.

      L. Bourgeois-Maze, 1840 - Paris, L. Bourgeois-Maze, [1840]. 2 vol. in 8 de 392pp., [IV]-412pp., 19 planches gravées dont 6 coloriées en couleurs à la main, reliures en demi maroquin bleu-nuit de l'époque, dos à 4 nerfs, titre et chiffres de tomaison dorés, quelques marges latérales légèrement plus courtes, intérieur frais, bon et bel exemplaire. Important ouvrage sur l'histoire du Mexique et la culture des indiens en Amérique sous la forme d'une description de 69 planches au format in folio qui furent éditées en 1810. La préface indique que le texte peut facilement être lu sans référence aux planches, mais certains passages restent néanmoins difficiles à comprendre sans les illustrations. C'est pourquoi 19 d'entres elles sont reproduites dans cette oeuvre. Les planches illustrent des paysages, manuscrits, hiéroglyphes, arbres généalogiques, ruines et monuments des aztèques et des incas. La présente édition est datée au verso de la page de faux titre. Il s'agit de la page de 1816 publiée par Smith avec indiquée que la nouvelle page de faux titre et de titre date de 1840 et sont imprimées par Dondey-Dupré. Alexander von Humbolt (1769-1859) explora principalement l'Amérique du sud et l'Asie centrale. Ses importants travaux contribuèrent au développement de la climatologie, de la géologie, de la biogéographie et de l'océanographie. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mutzschen und seine Hauptgebäude." Sammelbild mit Gesamtansicht umgeben von 10 Teilansichten

      Lithographie von J. H. Ketzschau nach G. Täubert bei H. Schmidt, Dresden um 1840. 24.5x31.5 cm. - Die Teilansichten zeigen: Schloss, Schlossgarten, Apotheke, Pressnitzer Schenke, Friedhofskirche, Markt, Hauptkirche, Pastorat und Diakonat.

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      Philadelphia: Haswell, Barrington, and Haswell. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1840. Second Edition. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 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. Edgar Alan Poe was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career. Width: 4.75" Height: 7.25". Revised edition (in the Preface to this edition Poe says: "Many important alterations & additions are now made; errors of the press carefully corrected; & many more recently discovered American species added ..." ) Bound in original printed boards, with new leather spine backing. Book shows external wear, with mild soiling to covers, very shallow loss of material can be seen at outside corners. Binding is tight. Very light old penciling appears on blanks and at the bottom margin of a some pages. Complete with 12 black & white full page plates. ; 0 .

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        Travels to the City of the Caliphs, along the Shores of the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean. Including a Voyage to the Coast of Arabia, and a Tour on the Island of Socotra.

      London, Henry Colburn, 1840. - Large 8vo. 2 vols. XIII, (3), 405, (1) pp. VIII, 347, (1) pp. With 2 lithogr. frontispieces and a folding map of the Arabian Peninsula. Contemp. blindstamped cloth with gilt title to spine. Only edition. One of the best English 19th-c. accounts of Arabia and the Gulf. Wellsted's short career was almost entirely devoted to the surveying of the Red Sea, Arabia and Oman, undertaken on a number of expeditions between 1830 and 1837. On board the surveying ship Palinurus he was the first European to set foot in the interior of Oman. Starting late in 1835 from the easternmost point of Oman, Wellsted made his way westward through the Ja`alan region to the Wahibah Sands and then struck north up the Wadi Batha to Samad. There he was joined by Lieutenant F. Whitelock, also of the Indian Navy, who had set out from Muscat later. Together they reached Nazwa, the ancient capital of Oman, and climbed the lower slopes of the Jabal al-Akhdhar, in central Oman. In January 1836 they arrived on the Al-Batinah coast and then turned west, recrossing the Hajar mountains and emerging on the edge of the Dhaharah, the rocky steppe that stretches west toward the Rub` al-Khali. - Bindings rubbed; spines rebacked. Interior somewhat foxed as common. Removed fro the Worcester Public Library. Rare; the Peter Hopkirk copy fetched £3,500 at Sotheby's (Oct 14, 1998, lot 1192). Macro, Bibliography of the Arabian Peninsula, 2283. Howgego III, 635. Not in Gay, Blackmer, or Ghani. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Compendio del arte de la guerra o nuevo cuadro analitico de las principales combinaciones de la estrategia,de la tactica sublime y de la politica militar por el Baron de Jumini,General en gefe,ayudante de campo general de S. M. el Emperador de todas las.

      Imprenta de D. M. de Burgos, Madrid 1840 - holandesa época algo rozada, en general buena conservación 2 Volúmenes, 5 láminas plegadas, algunas manchas del tiempo. Rusias. Nueva edición considerablemente aumentada por su autor en 1938. Traducida al castellano de Orden de S. M. por una Sección de gefes del Cuerpo de Estado mayor del ejército, bajo la inspección del Director general del mismo. 697 págs.

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        Mit hoher Bewilligung macht Unterzeichneter dem verehrungswürdigen Publikum ergebenst bekannt, daß er seine Sammlung lebender ausländischer und auch inländischer Thiere, zu zeigen die Ehre haben wird." - Plakat des Tiroler Menageriebesitzers Franz Brandl

      O. O., ca. 1840.. Mit 13 Holzschnitten. Einblattdruck. 43 x 32 cm. Das seltene, für mich bibliographisch genauso wenig wie Franz Brandl nachweisbare Plakat zeigt als zentralen Holzschnitt eine "Gems" (13 x 10) cm, umrandet von 12 kleineren Darstellungen von Affen, Papageien, Tigern, einem Pelikan und einem Uhu. Ausweislich der sich darunter befindlichen Beschreibung war auch noch "Ein Zwerg zu sehen, welcher 3 Schuh hoch und 24 Jahre alt ist". - Glücklicherweise sind "Die Thiere alle in wohlverwahrten Kästen eingeschlossen, so, daß Niemand eine Gefahr zu befürchten hat". - Handschriftlich in der dafür vorgesehenen Aussparung ist "am oberen Platz" eingetragen, leider aber ohne Ortsangabe. Die Eintrittspreise waren in "Wienerwährung". - Mit horizontaler und vertikaler Falte; etwas feuchtfleckig, am rechten Rand zwei kleinere Ausrisse und dort jeweils ein Braunfleck.

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        One Fault. A Novel

      London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1840. First edition. 3 vols., 8vo. Half titles present in each volume. Contemporary half sheep and marbled boards. Some rubbing, first gathering of vol. 3 loose. Very good. Sadleir 3232

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        Repertorio de Legislacion o Indice Alfabetico y Cronologico.

      1840 - [Mexico]. Repertorio de Legislacion, O Indice Alfabetico y Cronologico de las Materias mas Notables: Contenidas en la Coleccion de Leyes, Decretos y Ordenes que se han Espedido en la Republica Desde el Ano de 1821 Hasta el de 1837, Inclusos los dos Volumenes en que se Refundieron Ultimamente las Leyes y Decretos de las Cortes Espanolas y las Espedidas. Mexico City: Imprenta de Galvan a Cargo de Mariano Arevalo, 1840. 571 pp. Quarto (7-1/2" x 5"). Quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt fillets and title to spine. Moderate rubbing to extremities with some wear to spine and corners, front hinge starting. Moderate toning to text, light foxing in a few places, internally clean. Ex-Library. Shelf label to spine, shelf number and annotations to front pastedown, small inkstamp to title page. A nice copy. * Only edition. Digested alphabetically by topic, this is a useful finding aid when researching colonial-era legislation. OCLC locates 7 copies in North America, 1 in a law library (Tulane). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Charles Dickens Master Humphrey's Clock 1840-41 3 Volumes in the Rare Original Variant Binding First Edition in Book Form First Issue

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1840. The First Edition Online Bookstore has the extraordinarily rare Charles Dickens Master Humphrey's Clock in the original variant binding. Charles Dickens Master Humphrey's Clock was published in 1840 and 1841 by Chapman and Hall London and is contained within 3 volumes as issued. Contained in these 3 volumes of Charles Dickens Master Humphrey's Clock are the Charles Dickens stories of The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge that have been superbly illustrated by George Cattermole and Hablot K. Browne throughout. This is the rare issue of Charles Dickens Master Humphrey's Clock that corresponds completely with Walter E. Smith's book Charles Dickens in the Original Cloth in which Smith states about this rare variant binding: "Dark grayish brown bold-ribbed cloth; the front and back covers are stamped in blind with a thick and thin line border which contains a stem-leaf, curtain-like (rococo) design (8.5cm x 4.4cm at its largest extent) in each of its four corners. The design is identical for all corners, but reversed at the bottom of the covers. A clock design (8.8 x 5.9cm), which has an oval face with a bird in its center, is stamped in gold on the front cover and in blind on the back. The spine contains an elaborate design of leaves, stems, and spear shapes stamped in gold from its top to bottom with two plaque borders which enclose the gold lettering: MASTER/HUMPHREY'S/CLOCK/I. [II. III.] The facing endpapers have a red, blue and green hair-vein marbled pattern., All edges are marbled." The binding for all three volumes is in overall Good condition being structurally sound, with the gilt decoration to the front boards being still extremely bright, but with corner knocks, fading to the spine and the rest of the boards, a small tear to the cloth of Volume 1 where the spine meets the back board (very small bottom, not serious) a very small tear to the cloth of the joint of the spine and front board of Volume 3 (again, very small and not at all serious) and marks which is expected for a book that is in excess of 170 years old. Please click on the thumbnail images above the Order Form to view this very attractive and rare original binding for this highly desirable Charles Dickens book. This rare variant binding for this iconic Charles Dickens book set are highly attractive. At the time of uploading this Charles Dickens book onto The First Edition Online Bookstore web site this is the only example of Charles Dickens Master Humphrey's Clock that we have been able to locate with this variant binding online making this one of the rarest Charles Dickens set of books on the internet today! Volume 1 and 2 each have 306 numbered pages and Volume 3 has 426 numbered pages. This Charles Dickens Master Humphrey's Clock includes the iconic Charles Dickens stories The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge. Each volume has its own unique Frontispiece opposite the Title Page, with numerous black and white wood engraved illustrations in the text by George Cattermole and Hablot K. Browne (Phiz). The pages have very occasional and light foxing but are extraordinarily clean and in a highly desirable and collectable condition. This variant edition of Charles Dickens Master Humphrey's Clock is extremely rare and collectable and will make a wonderful addition to any Charles Dickens first edition book collection or any collection of antiquarian books. First Edition. Original Variant Binding. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by George Catermole and Hablot Knight Browne (Phiz).

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        Traité de Tactique. Revu,Corrigée,Augmentée par Fred.Koch. Nouv.edition.

      Bruxelles, 1840. LexBvo. a.folio. Hcalf a.portfoliomappe. XX,54o pp. a. 18 litogr. plates

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        Machiavel?s Political Discourses Upon the First Decade of Livy. Interspersed with Various Reflections

      Louisville: Prentice & Weissinger, 1840. 29 p.; 22 cm. The first text of Machiavelli published in the United States and a very rare book. Machiavelli, Niccol, 1469-1527. Discorsi sopra la prima deca di Tito Livio. Stock#OB959. Good+, some foxing, original blue paper wrappers, early manuscript annotations on title-page.

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        The Pathfinder; or, The Inland Sea (First UK Edition, three volumes)

      London: Richard Bentley, 1840. First Edition. Octavos. Three volumes. First Edition. First UK Edition, preceding the American edition published the same year. Publisher's quarter-cloth tan paper boards backed in purple, with paper spine labels. Very Good or better condition, with no dust jackets as issued. Each volume with a contemporary owner name (dated 1842) at the front pastedown, extremities moderately rubbed, brief fraying at the corners, spine labels with some loss but mostly legible, spines faded and slightly leaning, and faint foxing throughout. Brief dampstain to the rear board of volume two, and moderate dampstaining to the front board of volume three where the cloth meets the paper. An important title in the Cooper canon, the fourth novel featuring Natty Bumppo, hero of the "Leatherstocking Tales" series. Uncommon in an unrestored original binding. Housed in a custom quarter-leather clamshell box.

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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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      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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        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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      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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      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 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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