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        Master Humphrey's Clock

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Autograph Letter Signed

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

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

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

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        Report from the Select Committee on New Zealand

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

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

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

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        Elseneur et le Château de Kroneborg pris du Sund / Elseneur and Castle of Cronborg from the Sound.

      Prospekt af Helsingør og Kronborg set fra Øresund. Litografi af C. Bentley efter forlæg af Vicomte de Beaumont. 27,5 x 39 cm. [1840]. Samtidig håndkolorering. I forgyldt ramme med passepartout fra Brock Rammer. Rammen måler 50,5 x 61,5 cm. - Meget fin kolorering.. Fra Adalbert de Beaumonts "Sketches in Denmark, Sweden, Lapland & Norway", udgivet London 1840

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        Château de Frederiksborg / Castle of Frederiksborg.

      Prospekt af Frederiksborg Slot. Litografi af C. Bentley efter forlæg af Vicomte de Beaumont. 25,5 x 37 cm. [1840]. Samtidig håndkolorering. I forgyldt ramme med passepartout fra Brock Rammer. Rammen måler 46,5 x 58,5 cm. - Meget fin kolorering.. Fra Adalbert de Beaumonts "Sketches in Denmark, Sweden, Lapland & Norway", London 1840

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        König Friedrich Wilhelm der Dritte. Sein Leben und Wirken. Zunächst für das Preußische Volk, dann für die deutsche Gesammtnation dargestellt. 3 in 2 Bänden.

      Gottfr. Basse 1840-1843, Quedlinburg u. Leipzig - Gr.-8vo. Mit 3 gest. Frontispizen sowie 1 Stahlstich. XIII S., 1 Bl., 269 S.; IV, 572; IV, 613 S., 4 Bl., 4 w. Bl. m. eingeklebt. Zeitungsausschn. v. 1892. Hldr. auf 5 unechten Bünden m. dekorativer Rückengoldprägung, Ldr.-Ecken u. Buntpapieren (Ende 19. Jh.). Geäderter Schnitt. Erste u. einzige Ausgabe, sehr selten. - Leichte Kantenbereibung, Fleck am Rücken v. Bd. 3. Durchgehend stockfleckig, Frontisp. u. Titel v. 3. Bd. stärker. - Zusätzlich m. eingebunden sind 1 Frontispiz v. Bd. 3 (Friedrich Wilhelm IV. als Kronprinz) u. 1 Stahlstich in Bd. 2, die ursprünglich nicht zum Werk gehörten. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Narrative of the Loss of the Royal George at Spithead, August, 1782; Tracey's Attempt to Raise Her in 1783; Her Demolition and Removal By Major-General Pasley's Operations in 1839-40

      S. Horsey, Portsea, Hampshire, England 1840 - Published by S. Horsey of Portsea, Hampshire, England in 1840. Hardback. 2nd Edition of this book. Boards are made of wood recovered from the wreck itself. Rear boards the wood is cracked. Book Condition: Good Embossed gilt title on the leather spine, which states "Relic of the Royal George." Inside the pages are in good order considering the books age. See photographs for condition of book. Dims: 110mm x 70mm x 15mm. 83 pages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Road near Portland Head, New South Wales

      Circa, 1840.. Handcoloured engraving, approx 380x 300mm, framed. Drawn on stone by W. Gauci, printed by C. Hullmandel for publication. A fine Australian view from a series of tinted lithographic plates (published as Sketches in Australia), of Sydney and Harbour areas, mountains and southern coastal regions of New South Wales, "drawn from nature" by Captain Robert Marsh Westmacott (1801-1870).Little is known of Westmacott, except that he was a captain in the 4th (King's Own) Regiment, and one of a number of British military naval officers who also pursued art. Westmacott was in Australia from 1831 to 1847. His published views represent the last in the chronology of work by military or naval officers in the romantic landscape tradition of the early 19th century.Another of Westmacott's drawings became the welknown lithograph by John Skinner Prout, Destruction Fire at the Albion Mills (1841).

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        Commentaries on the Recent Statutes Relative to Diligence or

      1840. Bell, George Joseph [1770-1843]. Commentaries on the Recent Statutes Relative to Diligence or Execution Against the Moveable Estate, Imprisonment, Cessio Bonorum, and Sequestration in Mercantile Bankruptcy. Edinburgh: Thomas Clark, 1840. xii, 207 pp. Quarto (11-1/2" x 9"). Contemporary quarter cloth over paper boards, printed paper title label to spine. Moderate rubbing to boards, light rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn, hinges partially cracked but secure. Some toning, interior otherwise fresh. An appealing copy of a scarce title. * First edition. Bell was an important figure in the history of Scottish law. Two of his books, Commentaries on the Laws of Scotland and Principles of the Law of Scotland, are, according to Walker, "among the half-dozen classics of Scottish legal literature." As Marvin indicates, Bell's writings on commercial law and bankruptcy were highly important during the first half of the nineteenth century and were cited often by Kent, Legere, Story and other American jurists. OCLC locates 9 copies, 5 in the United States, 2 in Canada. Walker, The Oxford Companion to Law 122. Marvin, Legal Bibliography (1847) 108-109.

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        Costumes du Moyen-Age ChrEtien

      Frankfurt: Henri Keller. Darmstadt Guillaume Beyerle, 1840-1854. 3 vols., Small thick Folio. 420 plates. Bound in three quarter brown morocco by Bedford, spines richly gilt. Slightly rubbed, small blind stamp on title pages, bookplate of the Charles King Collection of The Western Reserve Historical Society. Hiler p. 421; Colas 1401; Lipperheide 321; Brunet III, 79 . With tipped in description of colored copy for sale by Bernard Quaritch and an autograph note signed by Quaritch, offering the present (uncolored) copy for sale to a client. The Quaritch catalogue calls this "one of the finest and most beautiful books in existence." 1re Division 1, Depuis les Temps le plus rEculEs jusqu'à la fiin du XIIIme SiËcle. 2e Du Temps le plus ancien jusqu'à la fiin du XIVe SiËcle. 3e Temps le plus ancien jusqu'à la fiin du XVI SiËcle

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        Panneau vantant les bienfaits de la bière de mars (c. 1840)

      - Livre ancien Très amusante et importante composition, au lavis à l'encre et à l'aquarelle (dimensions). Vantant d'un point de vue grandiloquent et moral les mérites de la bière, comparés à ceux, destructeurs, du vin rouge. Les affres du vin rouge : ivresse, violence et perte d'emploi. Les bienfaits de la bière : opulence, tempérance et joie de vivre. Condition : Etat : mouillures et brunissures.

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        Memorie storiche sopra l' Università e l' Istituto delle Scienze di Bologna e sopra stabilimenti e i corpi scientifici alla medesima addetti.

      Tip. di s. Tommaso d' Aquino 1840 MAZZETTI, Serafino. Bologna, Tip. di s. Tommaso d' Aquino, 1840. In-4°, leg. nuova in m. pelle, dorso decorato in oro, copertina conservata. 456 pp. Bellissimo esemplare intonso. Frati, 6158.

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        Raccolta dei principali costumi religiosi e militari della Corte Pontificia disegnati da Salvatore Marroni.

      Cuccioni,, Roma, 1840 - Grande album a soffietto di cm. 32 con frontespizio illustrato e 9 grandi tavole a doppia pagina, ciascuna contenente 18 soggetti. Il tutto inciso in rame ed in fine coloritura coeva. Legatura orig. in piena percallina con titoli in oro impressi. Ben conservato. Sconosciuto a Colas e Lipperhide.

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      TORINO, POMBA, 1840Esemplare in buone condizioni, fioriture Legatura d'epoca in mezza pelle ITALIANO Legatura d'epoca in mezza pelle e carta maculata, titolo ed eleganti fregi in oro al dorso. VIII pagine numerate, compreso il frontespizio con titolo e raffigurazione incisa della celebre statua eseguita nel 1838 dal Marocchetti e raffigurante Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia ripreso a cavallo; 472 pagine numerate; 1 grande tavola fuori testo incisa  e più volte ripiegata,  raffigurante pianta della città di Torino a firma dell'editore Maggi.  Testo in lingua italiana;" alcuni fregi tipografici litografati alla penna.  L'opera è  una ricercata e precisa guida della capitale sabauda, composta ""in servigio di Dotti Italiani"". Il testo descrive Torino sotto il profilo topografico, storico, religioso, istituzionale ed artistico. Nello stesso anno ne vennero pubblicate due edizioni, una di misure leggermente maggiori, con al frontespizio una vignetta raffigurante la chiesa della Gran Madre,  XII pagine di prefazione e fregi nelle pagine di testo, identica la tavola finale"; l'altra, come quella in esame, di dimensioni inferiori, VIII pagine di prefazione e senza fregi alle pagine  di testo. Esemplare in buone condizioni, salvo usuali fioriture  alle carte, perfetta la tavola fuori testo.  

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        Sämmtliche Werke. 33 in 16 Bänden.

      G. Reimer 1840-1842, Berlin - 8vo. Mit 1 gest. Potrait. u. 12 Textholzschnitten. Hldr. d. Zt. m. Resten von RSchildern. Farbschnit. Goedeke V, 466, 38. - Zweite Gesamtausgabe, hrsg. von Ernst Förster, erweitert und textlich genauer als die erste Werkausgabe: "Der Text ist an Hand der Originalausgaben und z.T. der Manuskripte revidiert, die Abweichungen von den Einzelausgaben sind sämtlich rückgängig gemacht." Mit einem Inhalsverzeichnis im letzten Band. - Rücken u. Kanten stärker berieben. Innen bis auf Abklatsch der Lederecken auf erste/letzte Seiten sehr sauber u. wohlerhalten. gr.

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      Paris. 1840. - 246pp. plus four color plates including frontispiece, and folding colored map. Original printed wrappers bound into later 19th-century three-quarter morocco and marbled boards. Spine slightly rubbed. Clean tear in map (no paper loss). Else very 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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        The Land of Burns, A Series of Landscapes and Portraits, Illustrative of the Life and Writings of the Scottish Poet.

      Blackie & Son, Glasgow - Frontis. port., dec. title page, illus. with numerous engraved plates and portraits, the landscapes from paintings made expressly for the work by D.O. Hill. 2 vols., 4to, full pebbled calf, gilt-dec. seal and borders on covers, gilt- stamped raised bands, inner dentelles, a.e.g., tissue guards; (light foxing in some margins of plates, previous owner's name on title). Galsgow: Blackie & Son, 1840. Very Good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Description of British Guiana, Geographical and Statistical; exhibiting Its Resources and Capabilities, together with the Present and Future Condition and Prospects of the colony

      First Edition. hardcover. very good(+). Hand-colored folding map. 155pp. 8vo, 1/4 brown morocco, orig. wrs. bound in. London, 1840. First edition. 2 tears in folds of map, otherwise a near fine copy. During 1831-5...he (Schomburgk) explored the rivers Essequibo (the sources of which he was the first to reach), Corentya and Berbice, and investigated in detail the capabilities of the colony of British Guiana...(in) 1840 he was appointed commissioner for surveying and marking out the boundaries of the colony." DNB XVII, p. 926.

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        Encyclopédie des Sciences Médicales; ... Sixième division. BIOGRAPHIE MEDICALE [par ordre chronologique, d''après Daniel LeClerc, Eloy, etc. mise dans un nouvel ordre, revue et completée]

      Paris,: Au Bureau de l'Encyclopédie,, 1840-1841.. 2 volumes, vii, 560; [iv], 950 pp. 8vo (14 x 22 cm.). Recent 3/4 dark brown morocco, marbled boards, spines gilt lettered. ¶ The very rare original edition. ". Chronological arranged with ample bibliographical data, this work gives the biographies of a great number of famous and lesser known physicians of all nations between 1526 and 1813. In 1855 the work was reissued with a new title-page only. Garrison & Morton 6712; Garrison, "Sources of Medical Biography", p. 699: "...Bayle & Thillaye, although alphabetized only in the index, is the handiest of all, and was always on Osler's desk"; "... dictionnaire biobibliographique, qui, ... compte néanmoins parmi les travaux qu'il faut connaitre et posséder une bibliothèque universitaire"(Dr. A. Hahn). --(Owing to the quality of the paper, scattered foxing and/or light browning).

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        The Principles of the Law of Real and Personal Property; Being the

      1840. Stewart, James [1805-1860], Editor. [Blackstone, Sir William (1723-1780)]. The Principles of the Law of Real and Personal Property; Being the Second Book of Blackstone's Commentaries: Incorporating the Alterations Down to the Present Time. Revised, And Greatly Enlarged. London: Edmund Spettigue, 1840. xxii, 559, xxxiii pp. Copperplate Table of Consanguinity, folding copperplate Table of Descent. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary calf, gilt rules to boards, lettering piece, raised bands and blind decoration to spine, marbled edges and endpapers. Light rubbing to extremities, a few minor nicks to boards, hinges starting. Some toning to text, light foxing to tables and a few leaves. Early owner signature to head of title page, neat underlining and annotations in places, interior otherwise clean. A handsome copy. * Second edition. "This second edition contains the whole of Blackstone's second book, with Stewart's alterations incorporated into the body of the text. (...) Blackstone's paging of book II is retained in margin. Blackstone's appendix to book II is replaced with forms in contemporary use. In 1841 this work was published in London as book II of Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England. In Four Books. Twentieth Edition. By James Stewart. (...) Separate publication of the second book with the title Principles of the Law of Real and Personal Property was continued; third and fourth editions were published in London, 1844 and 1853.": Eller, The William Blackstone Collection in the Yale Law Library 72a.

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        Billedbog uden Billeder.

      Orig. udgave. Kbhvn. 1840. 48 s. Svagt plettet eksemplar indbundet i smukt samtidigt halvlæder med rig rygforgyldning og titelfelt i anden farve skind. Enkelte blade skåret i hjørnerne.. BFN 360

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        Taschenkalender für Damen 1841.

      Vienna, Franz Joseph Mechtler, [1840]. - Small 12mo. (16), 36, 3-36, 36, 25-36, 36 pp. With engr. t. p., engr. frontispiece, 6 engr. plates, and 4 fashion designs in contemp. colour. Calendar printed in red and black. Contemp. half calf with giltstamped red label to spine. Pretty Viennese pocket calendar for the year 1841 containing four attractive engravings in contemporary colour, depicting ladies in various costumes of the age. The other seven scenes are entitled "Kaiser Albrechts Hund", "Hildegard", "Alles um Liebe", "Der invalide Rittmeister", "Die Jungfrau von Lurley", "Der Wanderer", and "Burg Eppenstein". Third count somewhat misbound, otherwise complete as issued. - Tax stamp on reverse of t. p.

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        Pl. 141 Ferruginous Mocking 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 Endicott, New York 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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        Beobachtungen über Lähmungszustände der untern Extremitäten und deren Behandlung.

      Franz Heinrich Köhler, Stuttgart 1840 - 4to. Mit 7 Steindrucktafeln. 3 Bl., 78 S., 1 Bl. Opp. m. Deckeltitel. Erste Ausgabe im Originaleinband. - Jacob von Heine (1800-1879), Gründer u. Vorsteher der orthopädischen Heilanstalt zu Cannstadt a. N. "muß. als einer der hauptsächlichsten Förderer der wissenschaftlichen Orthopädie in Deutschland bezeichnet werden." (ADB 11, 353). - Einband berieben u. etw. fleckig. Einige Textseiten sowie 2 Taf. leicht stockfleckig. Insgesamt ein wohlerhaltenes Exemplar. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      NEUCHATEL, LITHOGRAPHIE VON H. NICOLET, 1840Ottime Legatura editoriale in cartone ITALIANO Legatura editoriale in cartone beige e mezza tela marrone

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        THE TUNBRIDGE WELLS GUIDE OR AN ACCOUNT OF THE ANCIENT & PRESENT STATE OF THAT PLACE. with a particular description of all the Towns, Villages, Antiquities, Natural Curiosities, Ancient & Modern Seats, Founderies &c. within the circumference of sixteen Miles, with accurate Views of the principal Objects.

      : Printed and Published by J.Clifford. Tunbridge Wells, May also be had at either of the Libraries, on the parade. Sold also in London by Hamilton Adams & Co., Paternoster Row. 1840 - Seventh edition, revised. 12mo. [4] + xi + [1] + 172 pp. a-a6, B-P6. Illustrated with 2 folding maps and fourteen plates, including seven engravings (2 folding) and seven woodcuts. plus title page vignette and dedication. A slip, Tunbridge Wells fares, bound in after p.165. Original yellow printed paper wrappers, sometime respined in yellow card. Wrappers and some lower page corners a little grubby and worn, but preserving the original apperance. One folding plate repaired. A plan of Tunbridge Wells, serving as a frontispiece has the southern Parish and County boundaries hand-coloured in outline. A late edition of Clifford's guide with the (undated) title page little changed from the early years of the century. It is similar to Goulden 61 but has additional plates and is in paper covers. The Address to the reader is dated January, 1840. The front cover contains the same date and the edition statement with an altered imprint, Sold also by R.Nash and J.Elliott (compare Goulden 62) All these ephemeral guides have become very difficult to find complete. KENT TUNBRIDGE WELLS KENT TOWNS- GUIDES 19TH CENTURY ILLUSTRATED KENT

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        Le Triple Vocabulaire Infernal. Manuel du Démonomane ou les Ruses de L'Enfer Dévoilées par Frinellan Démonographe.

      Chez Tous les Libraires (actually Blocquel-Castiaux) ca 1840, Paris (actually Lille) - Hardcover. Small octavo. pp. 1 - (xii) (13-320) Contemporary quarter leather with marbled paper boards. Gilt decorations to spine, raised bands, leather spine label with gilt titling. Marbled endpapers and page edges. Decorated title page and numerous black and white illustrations in-text. Five plates, four of which are folding. Text in French. An important occult anthology, usually attributed to Simon Blocquel (1780 -1863), bookseller, printer, and publisher of numerous grimoires, and here apparently writing as a (fictitious) demonologist named Frinellan. The book is essentially a generously illustrated encyclopaedia of the occult and demonology. It is divided into four parts, the first of which deals with Cabalistic Magic, Ghosts, Spells, Evocations, Exorcisms etc, the second with the arts of divination, and the third with black magic and demonology, including lists of the principal demons, their functions and ranks, spirits, ogres, vampires, sylphs, succubi, etc. etc. The fourth and final section is a bibliography of authors and works on demonology. Curiously the book is often identified as the source of the famous "Zoso" symbol used by Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin (it appears on p. 31) although it was also published in other texts. Spine a little darkened, top corners lightly bumped, edges lightly rubbed. Neatly written previous owner's notes on first blank (verso of front free endpaper). No other markings. Initial blanks toned, some occasional pale foxing, but over all a tight, clean, VG+ copy, and unusual thus. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Travels in Koordistan, Mesopotamia, Etc , 2 Volumes

      London: Richard Bentley, 1840. subtitled, "Including an Account of Parts of Those Countries Hitherto Unvisited by Europeans, with Sketches of the Character and Manners of the Koordish and Arab Tribes". Pages vii, 382 & ix, 477. Splendid light brown calf, with gilt scrolls & gilt frame border on the boards; raised bands, elaborate gilt decorated panels and deep red title labels on the spine. The page edges are marbled, with matching endpapers. Fraser had two earlier books on India that are listed in Abbey Travel. Sadly, this fine set is missing the two frontispieces. Scarce. . First Edition. Full-Leather. Near Fine. Illus. by Lacking the Two Frontispieces. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        An Octant for the American Market, a Navigational Instrument Typical for the Ones in Use by the American Arctic and Pacific Whaling Ships of the Time.]

      London 1840 - London: Spencer, Browning & Co., ca. 1840. Octant ca. 31 cm (12 in) long. Wooden octant with brass fittings and ivory inlays. The ivory inlay is signed Spencer, Browning & Co., the ivory scale is initialed SBR and divided 0-100° with a vernier on 10-inch radius arm, double pin hole sights and three filters. Housed in its original wooden case with a mounted pictorial printed retailer's label of S. Thaxter & Son, Importers and Dealers in Nautical & Surveying instruments, Charts, Nautical Books, 125 State Street, Corner of Broad Street, Boston. The brass fittings are a little oxidized, but overall the octant is in very good original condition and in its original case. "Spencer, Browning & Rust was a London firm that manufactured instruments for navigational use during the 18th and 19th centuries., Arctic explorer Charles Francis Hall owned a Spencer, Browning & Rust sextant. The Smithsonian Institution houses four navigational instruments manufactured by Spencer, Browning & Rust in its National Museum of American History. The items include two sextants, an octant, and a telescope. American Arctic explorer Charles Francis Hall (1821-1871) owned one of the sextants. It is believed that this brass sextant was most probably with him on 30 August 1871. On that day, Hall (pictured) had arrived at the furthest northern point achieved by an explorer to date" (Wikipedia).

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        Outlines of Banks, Banking and Currency

      Manchester - Macardy and Son 1840 - A detailed referential text written over twelve years, accounting currencies, regulations and the history of a selection of banks. With an introduction explaining the origin of the bank. Featuring a folding frontispiece and several folding tables. From the writer of Synopsis Of The Evidences Of Christianity. With Additions and Sabbath StudiesCondition: In original publishers binding. Externally, marks and fading to the boards. Back strip lifting with closed tears. Rear hinge is tender and mayfail in the post. Internally, generally firmly bound with some leaves working loose. Pages are generally bright and clean with some marginal age toning. Bookplate to the front pastedown. Overall: GOOD ONLY. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Principali Monumenti di Roma. Raccolta delle principali vedute di Roma antica e moderna e suoi contorni.

      Stanislao d'Atri (ca. 1840), Rom - Quer-Folio (27 x 40 cm). Mit gest. Titel u. 54 großen Kupfern, gestochen von A. Moschetti nach V. Marchi, F. Cicconetti u.a. Hldr. d. Zeit m. goldgeprägt. Deckeltitel. Die schönen Kupfer in kräftigen Abdrucken mit italienischen Beschriftungen entstanden wohl schon in den 1840er Jahren. Ein flauer, stark abweichender Stich ist 1872 datiert. Teils mit Bezeichnung des Druckers Luigi Frezza sowie den beteiligten Künstlern. - Einband gering berieben, nur ganz vereinzelt im Rande kl. Stockflecke, vorwiegend sauber und schön. gr.

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      Tip. Bravetta 1840 Album oblungo (mm. 165x250), cartonato edit. con una bella veduta della Piazza di Lainate, pp. 37 di testo (incluso occhietto e frontesp. figurato) e spiegazione delle 11 bellissime tavv. inc. in rame, racchiuse entro deliziosa cornice decorata. Vi sono illustrate: ?Vasca grande - statue - Palazzo delle Fontane visto da Mezzogiorno e da Settentrione - Torre ed esterno della grotta - Le grotte dal lato di Ponente e di Levante - la Rotonda?. "Prima edizione" di questa affascinante guida ad una delle più importanti ville dei dintorni di Milano, ?la villa Borromeo Visconti Litta? a Lainate. Villa storica risalente al XVI secolo (l?intero complesso fu ideato verso il 1585 da Pirro I Visconti Borromeo) è famosa specialmente per il suo ninfeo che costituisce uno dei luoghi di delizia più raffinati della cultura rinascimentale in Lombardia. Nel Settecento la villa passò in eredità al Marchese Pompeo Litta che si dedicò con fervore al rinnovamento del giardino e vi attuò grandi lavori di sistemazione scenografica. Nel 1872 divenne proprietà del Barone Ignazio Weill Weiss; nel 1932 passò alla famiglia Toselli e nel 1970 fu acquistata dalla municipalità di Lainate. Solo lievi aloni margin. altrim. esemplare ben conservato.

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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]

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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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