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        The Millennium, and Other Poems: To Which is Annexed, a Treatise on the Regeneration and Eternal Duration of Matter

      New York: Printed by W. Molineaux, 1840. Second edition. 148pp. Duodecimo [19 cm] Original decorative black cloth with the title gilt stamped on the front board. Volume has been rebacked to match the original. Tissue repairs to the joints. Sporadic foxing throughout. This copy is Ex-libris Sutcliffe Maudsley with his signature at the foot of the title page. Early Mormon poetry containing the first printing of this treatise at the rear that would have a profound influence on Mormon thinking. Peter Crawley states: "The importance of the book, however lies in the essay 'The Regeneration and Eternal Duration of Matter.' It is Parley's second prison essay composed, as he explains in the preface, more 'to comfort and console myself and friends when death stared me in the face, than as an argumentative or philosophical production for the instruction of others.' Its concepts were certainly discussed in Kirtland years before; hints of them occur in the Messenger and Advocate and in the 1835 Doctrine and Covenants. But here, explicitly for the first time, were such ideas as: matter and spirit can neither be created nor annihilated; the world was not created ex nihilo but organized out of existing matter: and God is bound by certain overriding principles. In short, Parley's essay announced that the 'omnis' of traditional Christianity did not apply to Mormonism." Crawley 63. Flake/Draper 6609

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        Iburg." Blick von Norden auf Ort und Schloss, im Vordergrund Waldlandschaft, ein Jäger und ruhendes Vieh

      Lithographie auf Chine appliqué von Johann Velten, Karlsruhe nach Heinrich Neelmeyer um 1840. 44.5x56.5 cm. - Thieme / Becker XXV, 374 - Biogr. Hb. Os. S. 212 - Nagler, Lex. XXII, 343 vgl. - Nicht bei Israel-Borchers. Dekorative großformatige Ansicht.

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        The Comic Alphabet containing Twenty-six illustrations by Cruikshank by W.D.Macdonald.

      D.Martin., London 1840 - 12mo. 52pp. Complete. Illustrated with twenty-six hand coloured wood engravings illustrations by Robert Cruikshank, with text by McDonald. Text and illustrations printed within ruled borders with corner ornaments. Bound in original yellow card boards. These have darkened. Some light foxing and finger marks, otherwise a very nice copy. Vary Scarce . Circa 1840. COPAC only list one copy in the Victoria and Albert Museum with yellow paper wrappers, description matches this copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Roe and Moore]
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        Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Naval Architecture: being the article 'Ship-Building' in the Encyclopaedia Britannica, Seventh Edition

      Edinburgh:: Adam and Charles Black, Simpkin etc,, 1840.. First printing as a separate treatise.. Hardcover. Very Good. xvi, 90, printed in double column except for the Introduction, and followed by the 15 plates, five being double-page, and one of these folding. A little foxing to the plates, text clean. Original yellow endpapers, with professional repairs to hinges. Large quarto, in contemporary grained brown cloth ruled in blind: rebacked, with the original spine with faded gilt title relaid. A very nice copy.

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        Howard Pickney. A Novel. By the Author of "Clinton Bradshaw," "East and West," Etc., Etc

      Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard 1840. Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1840.. First edition.. Small stain in the upper margin of volume 1; cloth and labels somewhat stained and a little worn; very good copy. . BAL 19942; Wright I, 2562. 2 vols, 12mo, original purple cloth and printed paper labels. ¦ A scarce novel by the nephew of Isaiah Thomas who was born in Providence, R.I., but was raised in Charleston, S.C. and spent much of his early career as a journalist, poet and novelist, in Cincinnati. Thomas (1806-1866) later moved to Richmond and Washington, where he befriended Edgar Allan Poe, who became a close friend.

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        Operations Carried On at the Pyramids of Gizeh in 1837 with an Account of an Account of a Voyage Into Upper Egypt and an Appendix (3 volume set)

      James Fraser, 1840-01-01. Hardcover. Good. 3 volume set. Clean, white pages. xx, 292, [1]; x, 368, [1]; xii, 148 pp. With 125 plates (all but one lithographed), 25 of them folding or double-page; 3 double-page maps. Later leather spine with brown boards. Hardcover. Library stamps on verso and blind stamp on title page. <br><br> A seminal work on Egpytology. Vyse was Major General in the British army, MP and archeologist. His most important discrovery was the Great Pyramid of Giza. At Giza he and John Shae Perring used gunpowder archeology to force their way into the monuments and burial chambers. The discoverer of the Khufu cartouche. BMC XXVI, 432.854

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        Album Des Rheins - Album Du Rhin

      Frankfurt: Ch Jugel 80 B&W oblong plates. In red full leather with gilt lines to cover edges, a few marks, corners and edges bumped and worn lightly. Spine has raised bands and The Rheinish Portfolio in gilt, joint rubbed a little. Internally, decorative gilt turn-ins, floral endpapers, tape to joints, NO inscriptions, title page in German & French with decorative border coloured image of grape vines. Book is oblong 10 * 6 3/4 inches, all the chromo litho plates are of the finest quality mostly by Dielman, 14* 8.5 cm, unmarked but with a small amount of foxing to the surround, there are a few, about 5 more heavily foxed, but again only to the page edges, not affecting or detracting from the plates, 5 plates are loose, none dated. Broken down into areas each with their own title page. Wiesbaden, which has a small tear to the base, with 8 plates. Ems with 12 plates. Schwalbach with 10 plates. Der Rhein with 50 plates. Not dated but C 1840/50. Plates engraved by Wm. Lang, G. Rudolf, Dawson and others. Uncommon, 3 copies listed in USA, 3 in Europe and 1 at the BL.

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        Geschichte Friedrichs des Grossen. Geschrieben von Franz Kugler. Gezeichnet von Adolph Menzel

      Leipzig: J. J. Weber'sche Buchhandlung, 1840. viii p., 1 leaf, [5]-625, [1], viii, [2] p., frontispiece, illus.; 24 cm. Added illustrated title-page. First edition of the classic biography of the King of Prussia by the art historian and poet. Bound in contemporary half leather; spine has been scraped; good+. Stock#OB669.

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        Social Destiny of Man: or, Association and Reorganization of Industry

      C.F. Stollmeyer, Philadelphia 1840 - Brisbane's (1809-1890) major work, and the first complete exposition in America of the ideas of the French utopian socialist Charles Fourier. As the direct inspiration for the conversion of George Ripley's Brook Farm to a Fourierist phalanx in 1842, and the subsequent establishment of hundreds of American phalansteries which followed through the 1840s and 50s, Brisbane's book can be said to be one of the most influential works of social planning in American history. In it are contained not only the philosophical bases of Fourierist thought, but also quite specific organizational and logistical imperatives for the establishment of a phalanx, including architectural details and rules for the education of children and the organization of workers. The frontispiece plates offer a plan and elevation of a representative phalanx structure. Octavo (20cm). Original publisher's cloth-covered boards with leather spine label; xvi, 480pp; double engraved frontispiece. Prelims (including frontispiece) moderately foxed; cloth spotted and unevenly faded on spine; shadow of a removed bookplate on front pastedown. Text tight, clean and unmarked; about a Very Good copy overall, and uncommon in the original cloth. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The African Slave Trade and its Remedy

      John Murray 1840 - Publisher's original cloth covered boards, rebacked with original gilt lettered spine mounted, also preserving the original end-leaves; binding mildly rubbed, commensurate with its age, gilt faded somewhat, nonetheless very firm, square and tight; contents equally firm and tight, just very slightly foxed in a few places, not showing any library stamps and no library labels, etc., size: 8vo (225mm x 145mm); collation: pp. 14, viii, 273, [2], vi, [277]-582, [1], and a large fold-out map facing the title-page, which isn't showing any tears, just lightly spotted. First published in 1839 and republished here with an added "Remedy", which constitutes more than half the book, in effect making this the first complete edition. A very good copy. Sabin 9686. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Partly-Printed Autograph Document Signed (by election official)

      16th president of the United States. Partly-printed ADS (by an election official, not Lincoln), 2pp (recto and verso), 7 3/4" X 13", Jacksonville Precinct, IL, 1840 November. Near fine. Minor, even age toning. Lincoln ran for elector in the William H. Harrison vs. Henry Clay presidential election of 1840. He failed to get elected as elector, though the Whig candidate Harrison won. In this rare poll book leaf, headlined "Poll Book for Jacksonville Precint, Nov. 1840" partly in print, the registered voters names run down the left margin (27 on one side, 22 on the other) -- all written in the same hand, no doubt an election official. A printed column running across the top, labeled "For Presidential Electors," lists ten elector candidates -- the last being Lincoln, whose name is misspelled "Abram Lincoln." (Fellow Lincoln colleague, legislator and future Union general John A. McClernand, 1812-1900, is also listed.) The five Whig candidates seem to have performed quite well in this particular precinct, gathering far more votes than the five Democrat candidates. A rare relic of one of Lincoln&#39;s first political disappointments at age thirty-one.

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        Aventures de Robinson Crusoe. Illustrations par Grandville.

      Fournier 1840 - in-8 demi-chagrin rouge à coins, dos à nerfs orné fleurons et filets à froid, filets et dentelles dorés, couvertures conservées (reliure moderne de style romantique), 610 pp. Bel exemplaire. in-8° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Über das Wesen und die gründliche Heilung der Hypochondrie und Hysterie. Eine von der Königl. medizin. Gesellschaft zu Bordeaux gekrönte Preisschrift. Herausgegeben und mit einer Einleitung versehen von Karl Wilhelm Ideler.

      August Hirschwald,, Berlin, 1840 - Berlin, August Hirschwald, 1840. 8°. LX S., 386 S. Späterer Halbleinwandband mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild.§ Hirsch 2, 222. - Nicht bei Waller u.a. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe mit dem umfangreichen Vorwort von Ideler. Erschien erstmals französisch 1833. - Papier gebräunt. Titel und letztes Blatt angestaubt. Sprache: Deutsch Späterer Halbleinwandband mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild.§ [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Original Autograph Display

      Hardy, Thomas, OM (2 June, 1840 - 11 January, 1928), 1943 Hardy, Thomas, OM (2 June, 1840 - 11 January, 1928). English author of the naturalist movement. Far from the Madding Crowd (1874), The Return of the Native (1878), Tess of the d&#39;Urbervilles (1891). Elegantly framed & glazed Autograph Display, n.p, n.d. To an overall size of 15" ¼ x 19", Scalloped burnished bronze frame, gold filets, double matted in windows combining fabric & board. A clean original & authentic signature [1" ¾ x 3" ¼] with a fine digital photo print image of an elegant Hardy portrait.. Signed by Author. Autograph Display. Framed & Glazed.

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        The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales Adapted to the Poor Law,frachise,municipal,and Ecclesiastical Arrangements,and Compiled with a Special Reference to the Lines of Railroad and Canal Communication as Existing at the Close of the Year 1839

      London and Glasgow: A Fullerton, 1840. Four Volumes:vol 1 lxi, 648 pages. 10 folding county maps,1 large folding map of England. Vol 2 ,616 pages, 6 folding county maps. Vol 3, 656 pages,11 folding county maps,1 view London,1view Liverpool. Vol 4, 640 pages 15 folding county maps,4 large folding maps of Wales, 1 view Windsor Castle. Bound in half leather,marbled boards, spines lettered in gilt..Some scuffing and wear to the boards and corners otherwise a very good tight set. Internally the text and plates are very clean with the occasioal minimal foxing.The London map and two of the Welsh maps have minor tears since repaired and the remaining two Welsh maps had larger tears also repaired ,one rather crudely.There is no loss to any of the maps,many of the county maps have vignette views.A very nice set.. 1 St. Half Leather ,. Very Good/No d/wrapper. 6 3/4" x 10". Atlas and Gazetteer.

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        Messina ed i suoi monumenti.

      Stamperia di G. Fiumara,, Messina, 1840 - In-8° (cm. 22), brossura successiva con titolo dell'originale incollato al piatto; pp. IV, 172 con 10 tavole incise in rame f.t. (antiporta allegorica disegnata al tratto, porto franco, grande ospedale, monastero di San Gregorio, università degli Studi, duomo, palazzo comunale, S. Maria della Scala, convento dei cappuccini, Santa Maria della Valle); fioriture sparse, segni d'uso e strappetti ai bordi di poche carte.Rarissima edizione originale di una ricercata guida illustrata alla storia della citta', e al suo sviluppo urbanistico e architettonico. Cfr. Lozzi 2583; Fossati-Bellani 4074. Discreto esemplare.

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        Receuil de pièces et documents sur le travail des enfants aux XIX° siècles

      In-8° relié demi-chagrin lisse prune de l'époque, dos lisse, filets dorés, titre gravé. On trouve relié à la suite "Société pour le patronage des jeunes libérés du département de la Seine Assemblée Générale tenue à l'Hotel-de-Ville, le 9 juillet 1837" (Paris, Imprimerie de A. Henry, 1837), 88 pages. - LAMARTINE : "Séance Générale de la Société de la Morale chrétienne : Discours sur les enfants trouvés" (Paris, A. henry, 1838), 30 pages. - CHARLES DUPIN : "Du travail des enfants qu'emploient les ateliers, les usines et les manufactures considéré dans les intérêts mutuels de la Société des familles et de l'Industrie" (Paris, Bachelier, 1840), 80 pages. Bel envoi de l'auteur sur la page de titre. - CHARLES DUPIN "Résumé de la discussion générale et défense de la loi protectrice des enfans employés dans les manufactures par M. le Baron Charles Dupin [rapporteur] (Chambre des pairs session de 1840), 58 pages. Signé par l'auteur

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        Wanderungen durch Tyrol und Steyermark

      Leipzig, Wigand (1840 - 1846).. 2 Bände. Mit zus. 60 Stahlstichtafeln. 303 S.; 235 S. Roter Maroquin d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenverg. Engelmann 417; Rümann 2094; Nebehay/Wagner III, 695. - Das malerische und romantische Deutschland, Band 7. - Mit folgenden Ansichten: Graz, Mariazell, Gröbming, Herberstein, Bad Gleichenberg, Riegersburg, Admont, Murau, Achensee, Innsbruck, Stubaital, Klausen, Torbole uvm. - Etwas berieben, obere Kapitale leicht lädiert. Tls. stockfleckig.

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        American Scenery; or, Land, Lake, and River Illustrations of Transatlantic Nature

      London: George Virtue, 1840. hardcover. very good(+). Bartlett, W.H.. 2 volumes. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Bartlett. Extra illustrated title pages. Illustrated with 122 fine plates (including map and title pages) from drawings by W.H. Bartlett, engraved in the first style of the art by R. Wallis, J. Cousen, Willmore, et al. 4to, original brown polished calf with elaborate blind and gilt-stamped covers and spines, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. London: George Virtue, 1840. Leather is rubbed; joints neatly repaired; new morocco labels on spines; some foxing; one plate loose. Still a very good attractive copy. The superb plates include views of the Lake George area, Mount Vernon, Central Park, the Adirondaks, the Susquehanna River, the Ohio and Missouri Rivers, etc.

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        Pl. 420 American Anhinga Snake Bird 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&#39;s The Birds of America. Includes the text from Audubon&#39;s Ornithological Biography. The Royal Octavo Edition of The Birds of America represents John James Audubon&#39;s desire to create a democratic (affordable) work based his magnum opus; the Double Elephant Folio Edition of The Birds of America. Satisfied with his research, as well as his portrayals of North America&#39;s native and distinct bird species, J.J. Audubon here rendered a miniature yet unique version of The Birds of America. 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&#39;s premier lithographers, JT Bowen and Co. in Philadelphia and Endicott in New York to produce the work. Every composition was drawn on a limestone tablet, inked, printed and then hand-colored with watercolor. In this format Audubon presented the undocumented birds discovered during his explorations of the American West, but not previously included in the Double Elephant Folio Edition of The Birds of America. As with the folio edition, the Royal Octavo Edition was sold by subscription. One hundred individual packets of five hand-colored lithographs and accompanying text; Audubon&#39;s Ornithological Biography, was sent to the subscriber. It was issued the first and fifteenth of each month for four subsequent years. The pagination of the Royal Octavo Edition was organized to be bound in seven volumes. This successful and popular work of American ornithology was produced in an eventual eight editions, the final edition of which was issued in 1870 by George Lockwood, New York. (Wood, Casey. An Introduction to the Literature of Vertebrate Literature. London: Oxford University Press, 1931. Tyler, Ron. Audubon&#39;s Great National Work. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1993. )

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        Wanderungen durch Franken [Hiking through Franconia]

      Leipzig: Georg Wigand, [c.1840]. First edition. Contemporary full leather. Near Fine. Richter, Ludwig. 4o.184 pp. Bound in a very fine contemporary full green goatskin, richly gilt spine, large black blindtooling on covers, all edges gilt. Engraved frontisp. and 30 fine steel-engraved plates after Ludwig Richter. Heeringen takes the reader into four journeys: "from the sources of the River Main to Würzburg", "the Southern Frankonia", "the Hall valley and Rhön Mountains" and the "Franconian Switzerland". The illustrations show the main cities (Bamberg, Bayreuth, Kissingen, Kulmbach, Wertheim, Wurzburg, Nuremberg etc.) as well as many of the picturesque Franconian castles, monasteries and ruins. Part III of "Das malerische und romantische Deutschland." Binding fine, with only a touch of rubbing at the corners. Text and plates very clean with no foxing. Silver rear endpaper, front endpaper has been replaced by white. Small bookmark from soviet era glued on rear free endpaper, has created small discoloration. It is rare to find this book in such fine and clean condition with no foxing. FINE BINDING Ludwig Richter (1803 &#150; 1884) was an important German painter and etcher, one of the leading figures of late Romanticism in Germany and the most popular German illustrator during the mid-19th century.

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        Operations Carried On at the Pyramids of Gizeh in 1837 with an Account of an Account of a Voyage Into Upper Egypt and an Appendix (3 volume set)

      James Fraser 1840 - 3 volume set. Clean, white pages. xx, 292, [1]; x, 368, [1]; xii, 148 pp. With 125 plates (all but one lithographed), 25 of them folding or double-page; 3 double-page maps. Later leather spine with brown boards. Hardcover. Library stamps on verso and blind stamp on title page. A seminal work on Egpytology. Vyse was Major General in the British army, MP and archeologist. His most important discrovery was the Great Pyramid of Giza. At Giza he and John Shae Perring used gunpowder archeology to force their way into the monuments and burial chambers. The discoverer of the Khufu cartouche. BMC XXVI, 432.854 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Benjamin Franklin (10 Volume Set)

      Childs & Peterson 1840 - 10 volume set. 24 cm. Hardcover. Red cloth. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. III-IV. Essays and tracts, historical and political, before the American Revolution.--V. Political papers, during and after the American Revolution. Letters and papers on electricity. Appendix.--VI. Letters and papers on philosophical subjects.--VII-X. Correspondence. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Neue Gattungen fossiler Krebse aus Gebilden vom Bunten Sandstein bis in die Kreide. Gezeichnet und beschrieben von Hermann von Meyer. Mit vier Tafeln Abbildungen.

      Stuttgart, Schweizerbartsche Verlagshandlung, 1840. - Illustrierter Org.-Pappband. Gr.-Quart. VI, (2), 28 S., mit vier lithographischen Tafeln. Titel mit rückseitigem Stempel der Bibliothek Donau-Eschingen. Geringfügig gebräunt. Schönes Exemplar. 1001 g

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        The South Australian Almanack and General Directory for 1841Ö

      Adelaide,: Robert Thomas and Co., December, 1840.. Octavo, 150, xx pp. (last blank), very good in original limp linen light blue printed wrappers, housed in a fine folding full morocco case by Sangorski, blue moirÈ silk linings. The third South Australian Almanac, in very good original condition.As with the almanac for the preceding year, perhaps the most important inclusion is the report on "Progress of Discovery" with significant reports by Eyre and Gawler (pp. 68-79). The 1841 almanac is also particularly good on the development of Adelaide.Ferguson, 3281.

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        Northern Hemisphere. Southern Hemisphere.

      James Wyld, London 1840 - Beautifully detailed large scale double hemispheres, showing views from each pole. Some areas near the poles have not yet been fully explored. Unusually, Northern sheet is oriented horizontally while the Southern sheet is oriented vertically. Bottom edge of each plate is cutoff, but is original. Northern sheet has minor acid burn along edges, top edge is a little worn; image is unaffected. Map (diptych). Engraving with hand outline. Each image measures 23" x 23", northern page measures 23" x 26.25", southern page measures 27.5" x 23".

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        The Pathfinder: or, The Inland Sea

      Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1840 - First American edition, preceded by the London edition of the same year. First issue, BAL state 2. 2 vols., 12mo. Vol. I: [1] - 3, iv, 13 - 240 pp.; vol. II: [1] - 233 pp. Original purple muslin, printed paper spine labels. Contemporary gift inscription "S.B.C. Rogers from her father E. Cowen" in each volume. Moderate wear, spine labels mostly perished, front inner hinge of vol. II open at title page. Good plus. Custom morocco backed slipcase and chemise. Spiller and blackburn p. 107; Wright I 656; BAL 3892 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Collezione Delle Principali Vedute Di Venezia Disegnate Dai Migliori Artisti

      Venezia: Presso Giuseppe Kier, Editore Piazza San Marco No. 117, 1840. Portfolio of 12 plates + fully illustrated title page; dramatic & vividly hand-colored lithographed & tissue-guarded images of famous architectural & canal scenes in Venice, done circa 1840 by this publisher, using the talents of various artists, including Pietro Chevalier, Pertsch, Ziegler, Cecchini, Borghesi; large format, 16" x 21 1/2" approx. size, overall, including the generous margins; the views include: Piazza S. Marco; Basilica di S. Marco; Interio Della Basilica Di S. Marco; La Piazza Di S. Marco Dalla Torre dell&#39;Orologio; Piazzetta di San Marco; Tempio di S.M. Della Salute; Veduta Presa All&#39;Ingresso Del Gran Canale; Riva Degli Schiavoni; Il Ponte di Rialto; Canal Grande Palazzo Giustiani Grande Albergo L&#39;Europa; Campo Dei S.S. Giovanni E Paolo; Esterno Dell&#39; Arsenale; plates have the original small publishers&#39; blindstamp below the image, in the margin; all in the original green illustrated thin paper-covered boards; the boards illustration echoes the design found as the title page, and is not colored; much wear and rubbing, soiling to boards, top board, front endpaper, title, detached; spine covering perished; old tissue guards with some splits & tears; with the occasional marginal foxing, with one plate having more so at right edge, not in image; final plate with two semi-circle marginal dampstains at top margin, not intruding into the picture; overall, the colors bright, plates clean and in very good condition; a splendid view book of Venice. . First Edition. Portfolio. Very Good.

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        Heinrich I. am Vogelherd, empfängt die deutsche Kaiserkrone und die Reichsinsignien. Aquarell in Sepiaton, montiert auf Karton, darauf signiert oder bezeichnet

      1840 (ca.) 1840 - Thieme/Becker XXXIII, 22; Wurzbach 44 , 217. - Thibeaux war Schüler der Wiener Akademie und ein bedeutender Bildnismaler. Vorliegendes Aquarell zeigt König Heinrich I. (um 876 - 936), wie er am Vogelherd im Wald sitzend die Reichsinsignien empfängt, als ihm die Botschaft zur Königswahl überbracht wurde. - Tadelloser Erhaltungszustand

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        The Zoology of the Voyage of HMS Beagle,

      65, Cornhill, London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1840 This being the small folio, 5 part in 4 volume, Royal Geographical Society Commemorative Facsimile Edition, published in 1994 and limited to 1,000 copies, by CIL, printed in Spain and signed by the director of the Geographical Society, Dr John Hemming. With its own custom box / lecturn. 4 Volumes uniformly bound in brown half calf, with marbled boards. decorative gilt tooling. Spines, raised bands, decorative gilt tooling and titles. 5 pts. in 4 v, illustrated (some coloured).Pt 1. 1840. Fossil mammalia / by Richard Owen; with a geological introduction, by Charles Darwin.Pt 2. 1839. Mammalia / by George R. Waterhouse; with a notice of their habits and ranges, by Charles Darwin.Pt 3. 1841. Birds / by John Gould; with a notice of their habits and ranges, by Charles Darwin; and with an anatomical appendix, by T.C. Eyton.Pt 4. 1842. Fish / by the Rev. Leonard Jenyns.Pt 5. 1843. Reptiles / by Thomas Bell.

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        Flore illustrée de mucédinées d&#39;Europe. Avec 25 planches coloriées

      Leipzig, Gérard Fleischer, 1840. Folio (46.5 x 29 cm), viii, 55 pp., 25 fine hand-coloured plates. Later brown half calf over marbled boards.* Rare French edition of the "Prachtflora europäischer Schimmelbildungen". Skillful repairs to most leaves, which were particularly thin. Each mucus figured is quite artistically rendered and shows great detail. For each species the habitat - for example a twig, or a beetle, with the mucus in situ - is figured. Due to the extensive restorations, this is more or less just a working copy. Only one auction record has appeared in the last few decades. Nissen BBI 403.

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        Prize Essays on a Congress of Nations, For the Adjustment of

      1840. [Ladd, William (1778-1841)]. American Peace Society. Prize Essays on a Congress of Nations, For the Adjustment of International Disputes, And for the Promotion of Universal Peace Without Resort to Arms. Together With a Sixth Essay, Comprising the Substance of the Rejected Essays. Boston: Published by Whipple & Damrell, For the American Peace Society, 1840. [iii], iv-xiii, [6], xii, [13]-706 pp. Octavo (9" x 5-3/4"). Original moire cloth with decorative blind stamping, gilt title to spine. Light rubbing, corners bumped, spine lightly fading with minor wear to ends. Light foxing to text. Early owner bookplate to front pastedown. Early owner annotation and later bookseller stamp to front free endpaper, interior otherwise clean. A nice copy. * Only edition. This volume contains the first issue of Ladd&#39;s important "Essay on a Congress of Nations," the first important statement on the preservation of peace through international mediation published in the United States. It became a central text for American peace organizations and participants in international law conferences, and did much to persuade Americans to accept the idea of an international peace organization. It was also distributed widely in Europe, where it was well-received. Influential into the twentieth century, it was reprinted in 1916 by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Anticipating the creation of the Permanent Court of International Justice and the League of Nations by a good 75 years, Ladd proposed an international "congress with legislative powers" that worked with a court that enforced its laws and settled international disputes. Prize Essays grew out of a contest sponsored in 1831 by the American Peace Society, of which Ladd was president. It offered a a "congress of nations." The judges were William Wirt, Joseph Story, Daniel Webster and John Marshall. They could not decide on a clear winner, so they published the five best essays. Ladd&#39;s essay, which was intended to serve as a summary and review of all of the submissions, synthesized their best elements, expanded them and combined them with his original ideas. Ladd reissued his essay later that year as an offprint from this v

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        Cenni economico-statistici sullo Stato Pontificio con appendice. Discorso sull'Agro Romano e sui mezzi di migliorarlo

      Tip. Camerale,, Roma, 1840 - Cm. 22,5, pp. xv (1) 555 (3). Solida e bella legatura coeva in mezza pelle verde, dorso liscio con titoli e filetti in oro. Ottimo esemplare, genuino e marginoso. Prima e migliore edizione di quest'opera che viene considerata la più nota ed importante dello storico ed economista Angelo Galli. Quest'ultimo utilizzò l'esperienza e le nozioni acqusite nel suo ruolo di amministratore pubblico per la compilazione di opere di carattere statistico ed economico. Cfr. Einaudi 2350; non in Kress. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE PRESIDENT&#39;S HOUSE. (WASHINGTON) [manuscript caption title]

      [Washington. nd, ca. 1850s].. Pencil drawing on paper. The image measures 5 x 7 inches (excluding caption) on a 7 x 9- inch sheet. A small spot in the sky, another in the water. Lightly tanned. Very good. Matted and in an old frame. A very well- drawn and detailed pencil view of the White House, showing the presidential mansion in the mid-19th century. The artist is unknown, but the initials "M.L.S." and "H.A.P." are found in the lower right portion of the image. This pencil drawing bears a very close resemblance to the English artist William Henry Bartlett&#39;s view of the White House, published circa 1840, and may have been inspired by that print. The perspective is slightly from the southwest, with Tiber Creek in the immediate foreground. The South Lawn, populated by a few pair of people, rolls down to the creek, which is being used by boaters. The White House itself is well- articulated, with windows and chimneys visible, and it is appropriately the center of the image. The artist has also accurately captured the lush grounds of the South Lawn. Though undated, this drawing was likely done in the 1850s. A lovely view of the most famous American home.

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        &#39;Kakabrka&#39; or Grand Falls on the Kamuntiqua river, Lake Superior, N.America

      [no date but circa 1840?]. Watercolour view of Kakabeka Falls (Ontario) over pencil, on Whatman Turkey Mill wove paper, inscribed in pencil beneath the image. Excellent condition. Image size: 11 x 15 1/2 inches. 20 1/4 x 25 1/4 inches. A fine original watercolour of the spectacular scenery bordering Lake Superior This is a very fine early watercolour of a great natural wonder, likely painted by one of the several traveling English artists who captured the natural majesty of the Canadian wilderness in the early to mid-nineteenth-century. Exceptionally, it survives in pristine condition, its virtuous use of colour capturing a scene that is at the same time rugged, yet sublime. Here, Kakabeka Falls is captured from an oblique angle from a southeast vantage point. Kakabeka Falls, at a height of 132 ft. is the tallest waterfall in the Lake Superior region, located just west of the modern city of Thunder Bay, Ontario. It marks the place where the Kaministiquia River cascades over the edge of the Canadian Shield. Its name derives from the Ojibway word &#39;Gakaabikaa", appropriately meaning "waterfall over a cliff". From the late seventeenth-century, French couriers du bois, who had established a nearby fort, used the Kaministiquia as their primary route to into the heart of North America, necessitating a portage around the falls. This same route experienced renewed popularity with the establishment of the Northwest Company&#39;s base at Fort William in 1803. In the nineteenth- century Kakabeka Falls became a favourite subject of traveling artists. Around 1825 George Back painted a watercolor painting of the falls from almost the identical vantage point as the present watercolour, and Frances Anne Hopkins painting The Red River Expedition at Kakabeka Falls (1877) is one of her most important works. Probably the most popular image of the falls is by Lucius O&#39;Brien, an 1882 painting now in the National Gallery of Canada.

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        Voyages et aventures du Docteur Festus *

      Ledouble & Cherbuliez, Genève & Paris (1840). - Relié demi maroquin rouge à coins, dos à cinq nerfs titré or, plats marbrés bordés de doubles filets dorés, gardes de papier accordé, couverture gris bleu conservées. Menus frottis et légères traces d'usage, en sus de quelques piqûres éparses et peu gênantes, blondeurs plutôt que rousseurs. Exceptionnel volume de cette deuxième émission, recyclant des pages de la première qui ne fut diffusée qu'à de rarissimes exemplaires hors commerce dont un seul connu avec l'iconographie, au point que celle ci passe souvent pour l'originale.Notre regretté confrère Maurice Bridel, décrit un exemplaire à peu près similaire au nôtre, provenant de la collection de Théophile Bringolf, le bibliographe de Ramuz, dont il dispersa une partie des collections sur un catalogue de 1981: "Quelques Ecrivains Suisses Romands du XVIIIe au XXe siècle".Le descriptif précis du collègue pré cité recoupe les caractéristiques de notre ouvrage, soit: hors-texte tirés sur papier fort, suite supplémentaire de 15 planches légendées dispatchées in texte ? Rappelons à cet effet que seules 7 illustrations, non commentées contrairement aux précédentes, et 1 plan en truffent l'édition habituellement. Celui de la collection Suzannet référencé ci après était de composition presque identique.Le plan de répartitions des planches de la suite de notre livre correspond à celui indiqué par Bridel dans l'unique exemple illustré originel recensé.Soulignons qu'il existe des variantes de couverture vertes ou jaunes (qu'on trouvera sur des luxes ou des ordinaires), et des planches divergentes (frontispice et images en débuts des chapitres 5 & 6), généralement sur papier fort mais aussi parfois sur Chine appliqué. ? Nous voici en plein artisanat bibliophilique; toute l'histoire de la diversité extraordinaire de cette étrange édition reste à écrire, parions qu'on en ferait un livre intrigant et amusant, si on évitait, rendant par là hommage à Töpffer, à le confier à un pisse-froid.Sur 5 exemplaires de cette édition conservés dans le copieux fonds Töpffer de la Bibliothèque de Genève (où trône la Reine Claude), un seul contient les 15 planches supplémentaires et 3 sont imprimé sur Chine, d'où l'on présume qu'il s'agit là du papier de l'édition de base.Le nôtre. à toute marges, est en bel état de conservation, les autres ayant été imprimés sur le même fragile support que nous avons consulté étant nettement plus copieusement parsemés de rousseurs.Relevons, sans fausse modestie, qu'il semble que personne n'aie à ce jour identifié la qualité du papier de base, que ce soit côté bibliographique ou institutionnel, ce sera le prétexte au mot de la fin: tout ça, il est vrai, hormis pour l'amateur extra averti, c'est un peu du chinois ![Bridel 135, Suzannet 15, Blondel 349-50] Édition en partie originale. Exemplaire (présumé ordinaire) sur Chine, après 30 ou 33 luxe sur papier fort et 400 exemplaires ordinaires.

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        Sportsman in Ireland, with his Summer Route thruogh the Highlands of Scotland. By a Cosmopolite. n Two Volumes.

      London: Henry Coburn, 1840 - 2 volumes, octavo (192 × 117 mm). Contemporary green morocco, titles and elaborate trumpet, fox, riding cap, and whip tools to spines and horse and saddle tool to boards gilt, borders to boards blocked in black, yellow coated endpapers, all edges gilt. Contemporary gift inscription to front blank of volume I. Very lightly rubbed at extremities, spines a little faded, dark spot to upper board of volume II, minor offsetting from plates to title pages. An excellent set. Frontispiece to each volume, engravings throughout the text. First edition of this uncommon set on the sporting life in Ireland and Scotland. Handsomely bound with elaborate tooling. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Sportsman in Ireland,

      London: Henry Coburn,, 1840. with his Summer Route thruogh the Highlands of Scotland. By a Cosmopolite. n Two Volumes. 2 volumes, octavo (192 × 117 mm). Contemporary green morocco, titles and elaborate trumpet, fox, riding cap, and whip tools to spines and horse and saddle tool to boards gilt, borders to boards blocked in black, yellow coated endpapers, all edges gilt. Frontispiece to each volume, engravings throughout the text. Contemporary gift inscription to front blank of volume I. Very lightly rubbed at extremities, spines a little faded, dark spot to upper board of volume II, minor offsetting from plates to title pages. An excellent set. First edition of this uncommon set on the sporting life in Ireland and Scotland. Handsomely bound with elaborate tooling.

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        TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST. A PERSONAL NARRATIVE OF LIFE AT SEA

      New York: Harper & Bros., 1840.. 483pp. 12mo. Original printed tan cloth boards. Boards with a very slight bit of soiling, faint tideline along the spine. Contemporary bookplate on front pastedown. Very faint tideline in the lower gutter toward the rear of the text, else incredibly clean internally. A near fine to fine copy, the most beautiful that we have seen of this book. In a half morocco and cloth clamshell box, leather label. First edition of the author&#39;s first book, the generally accepted first printing of the sheets, with the dotted "i" in the first line of the copyright, and the intact running head on page 9. This copy conforms with BAL&#39;s binding variant B1. "This classic of American literature contains the best account of the early hide trade of California. The author&#39;s ship stayed on the coast for over a year in 1835 and 1836, for the purpose of buying hides" - SIX SCORE. Though Dana did not visit Hawaii, a ten-page section describing his time in San Diego relates an encounter with "a considerable group of native Hawaiian expatriates...whom he discusses sympathetically" (Forbes). "One of the first and freshest, because of its plain factual nature, of American accounts of the sea, the book has added importance because, while the brig was assembling hides for the return trip to Boston, Dana journeyed up into the California cattle country, of which he gives us our only trustworthy account before the 1849 gold rush" - GROLIER AMERICAN HUNDRED. This copy bears the contemporary bookplate of Charles A. Hamilton, a banker in Worcester, Massachusetts, who has noted that he paid fifty cents for the book. A beautiful copy of an American classic. GROLIER AMERICAN 100, 46. SIX SCORE 28. ZAMORANO 80, 26. HOWES D49, "c". COWAN p.156. JOHNSON "HIGHSPOT." FORBES HAWAII 1196. SABIN 18448. STREETER SALE 2493. GRAFF 998. ADAMS HERD 642. BAL 4434.

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        STATISTIQUE DE LA FRANCE : AGRICULTURE . Publiée par le ministre de l' Agriculture et du commerce . QUATRE VOLUMES IN - FOLIO

      - Paris , Imprimerie Royale , 1840 - 1841 . Quatre volumes reliés demi veau vert olive , dos lisses ornés de filets or et fleurons à froid . In-folio de LXVIII + 642 pp / 699 pp ( pagination continue par deux volumes ) . Nombreux tableaux par arrondissements et départements , pour cette premiere vraie étude sur l'agriculture française . Ensemble en très bon état , tiré sur un fort papier vergé . 26 x 34,5 cm . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kirchen der Ephorie Frauenstein." Folge von 2 Blättern mit 24 Darstellungen

      Lithographie von J. H. Ketzschau bei H. Schmidt, Dresden um 1840. 15x23 cm. Gesamtgröße je Blatt. Zusammen - Die Ansichten zeigen u. a. Kirchen der Orte: Sayda, Neuhausen, Mulda, Seiffen, Cämmerswalde, Deutschneudorf, Pfaffroda, Frauenstein, Hartmannsdorf, Nassau. Ein Blatt mit Eckfleurons.

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        Glauchau, seine Kirchen und Hauptgebäude." Sammelbild mit Gesamtansicht umgeben von 14 Teilansichten

      Lithographie von J. H. Ketzschau nach W. Wegener bei H. Schmidt, Dresden um 1840. 26x39.5 cm. - Die Teilansichten zeigen u. a.: Schloss, Rathaus, Töchter- und Knabenschule, Stadtkirche, Krankenhaus, Archidiakonat, Niedertor, Superintendur, Friedhofskirche. In lithographierter Bordüre.

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        Colditz, seine Kirchen u. Hauptgebäude." Sammelbild mit Gesamtansicht umgeben von 14 Teilansichten

      Lithographie von J. H. Ketzschau nach W. Wegener bei H. Schmidt, Dresden um 1840. 23.5x33.5 cm. - Die Teilansichten zeigen u. a.: Knabenschule, Amt, Diakonat, Altes Rathaus, Superintendur, Stadtkirche St. Ägidien, St. Nikolai, Krankenhaus, Schiesshaus, Mädchenschule, Schlosskirche, Schloss.

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        Kirchen der Ephorie Grünstädtel." Sammelbild mit 14 Ansichten auf 1 Blatt

      Lithographie von J. H. Ketzschau bei H. Schmidt, Dresden um 1840. 15.5x23 cm. - Die Ansichten zeigen die Kirchen der Orte: Schwarzenberg, Grünhain, Grünstädtel, Elterlein, Raschau, Makersbach u. a.

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        Auerbach, seine Kirchen und Hauptgebäude." Gesamtansicht umgeben von 8 Teilansichten eingefaßt in hübscher Rankenbordüre mit figürlichen Darstellungen

      Lithographie von J. H. Ketzschau nach W. Wegener bei H. Schmidt, Dresden um 1840. 28x36 cm. - Die Teilansichten zeigen u. a.: Rathaus, Stadtkirche und Gericht, Geistliche Häuser, Nikolai-Kirche (Friedhofs-Kirche), Schlossturm, Schiesshaus, Schloss, Stadtkirche. Oben unter Verlust weniger mm der Bordüre beschnitten.

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        Pl. 275 Yellow-billed Cuckoo 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 The 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&#39;s The Birds of America. Includes the text from Audubon&#39;s Ornithological Biography. The Royal Octavo Edition of The Birds of America represents John James Audubon&#39;s desire to create a democratic (affordable) work based his magnum opus; the Double Elephant Folio Edition of The Birds of America. Satisfied with his research, as well as his portrayals of North America&#39;s native and distinct bird species, J.J. Audubon here rendered a miniature yet unique version of The Birds of America. 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&#39;s premier lithographers, JT Bowen and Co. in Philadelphia and Endicott in New York to produce the work. Every composition was drawn on a limestone tablet, inked, printed and then hand-colored with watercolor. In this format Audubon presented the undocumented birds discovered during his explorations of the American West, but not previously included in the Double Elephant Folio Edition of The Birds of America. As with the folio edition, the Royal Octavo Edition was sold by subscription. One hundred individual packets of five hand-colored lithographs and accompanying text; Audubon&#39;s Ornithological Biography, was sent to the subscriber. It was issued the first and fifteenth of each month for four subsequent years. The pagination of the Royal Octavo Edition was organized to be bound in seven volumes. This successful and popular work of American ornithology was produced in an eventual eight editions, the final edition of which was issued in 1870 by George Lockwood, New York. (Wood, Casey. An Introduction to the Literature of Vertebrate Literature. London: Oxford University Press, 1931. Tyler, Ron. Audubon&#39;s Great National Work. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1993. )

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        Rough Notes of the Campaign in Sinde and Afghanistan in 1838&#150;9

      London: J. M. Richardson,, 1840. Being Extracts from A Personal Journal Kept While on the Staff of the Army of the Indus. Illustrated with Plans of Ghizni and Rhelat. Reprinted from the Bombay Edition. Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles to spine gilt, yellow coated endpapers, boards blocked in blind. Bookplate, ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Spine faded, cloth rubbed and faded at extremities, spine and corners repaired. A very good copy. First UK edition, originally published in India in the same year. Outram was the resident at Lucknow from 1854 to 1856 when he became commissioner at Oudh, and from 1858 to 1860 he served on the governor general&#39;s council. "His military experience included the Command of the Persian Expedition shortly before the Mutiny. In the campaign Havelock was his subordinate. At the conclusion of the Persian Campaign Outram returned to Calcutta and was given command of the Dinapur and Cawnpore Divisions." He advanced with Havelock to Lucknow, graciously subordinating himself and "accompanying him only in his civil capacity as commissioner, and placing his military services at Havelock&#39;s disposal as a volunteer." Havelock died at Lucknow, Outram remaining to hold the Allumbagh position until reinforced by Colin Campbell to reclaim the city. "Outram was a good soldier and a skilful diplomatist. Filled with ambition, he was nevertheless most unselfish. Possessed of great courage, a strong individuality, a warm temper, untiring energy, and good physique, he was kind-hearted, modest, and chivalrous. There used to be a Bombay service saying, &#39;A fox is a fool and a lion a coward compared with James Outram&#39;" (DNB).

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