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        [OIL PAINTING OF BALTIMORE, MARYLAND]

      [ca. 1840].. Oil on canvas, 18 x 24 inches. Titled in shaded red block letters lower center: BALTIMORE. Bearing signature lower right: "W H Bartlett." Provenance: Kennedy Galleries (label); Collection of Edward Eberstadt & Sons. Original canvas and stretcher, in excellent condition. A beautiful and richly colored painting, this view of Baltimore Harbor is based on the print of Baltimore in William Henry Bartlett’s 1840 view book, AMERICAN SCENERY... Bartlett painted Baltimore quite fancifully, giving it the Levantine look found in his other American cityscape (his view of Boston is very similar to this picture). The city appears as a magnificent white pyramid of shimmering buildings, towers, smokestacks, and statues rising over the harbor, a few commercial and pleasure crafts at sail. The painting is close in perspective and detail to French marine artist Louis Le Breton's 1840 engraving of Baltimore Harbor, which also gives the appearance of a Middle Eastern city. Bartlett, London-born painter, watercolorist, draftsman, engraver, is thought to have exhibited at the Royal Academy, circa 1831-34. An intrepid traveler, his lifetime itinerary included visits to the Balkans, the Near East and edges of the Orient, North America, and, finally, death in a shipwreck off Marseilles. He is best remembered today for AMERICAN SCENERY (1840) and its companion CANADIAN SCENERY (1842), based on his travels in America after 1836. Bartlett travelled extensively in Canada and America, sketching and painting the principal cities and famous scenic vistas of North America for publication in the view books. A slightly larger version of this painting of Baltimore is exhibited by the Maryland Historical Society. WHO WAS WHO IN AMERICAN ART (Madison, Ct.: Soundview Press, 1999), Vol. 1, p.225. BENEZIT (Grund, 2006), Vol. 1, p.1235.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Burton's Gentleman's Magazine: Volume V, July to December 1839; & Volume VI, January to June 1840

      Philadelphia, PA.: William Burton, 1840 Edgar Allan Poe's Writings in Burton's Gentleman's Magazine: Volume V, July to December 1839; & Volume VI, January to June 1840. These two volumes are combined together in one book. Edited by William E. Burton and Edgar A. Poe. Published by William E. Burton, Philadelphia, PA. Volume 5 contains 334 pages minus one engraving plate. Volume VI has 294 pages. Condition: Bound in 3/4 leather with marbled covers which are securely attached to the spine and binding with some edge wear. The pages are tightly bound. The pages are supple and legible. There is some foxing and the pages shown give a fairly good cross-section of the amount of foxing with half the pages having none at all. The "Fall of the House of Usher" has mild to moderate foxing and a page is shown. The last four pages of Volume VI have slightly heavier foxing than shown. EXTREMELY RARE BOOK with no copies for sale currently showing on book broker sites.******Poem - "To Ianthe in Heaven" (reprint) (text ?) (p. 49) (signed, "BY E. A. POE") Poem - "Spirits of the Dead" (revised reprint) (text ?) (p. 51) (unsigned) Misc - "A Chapter on Field Sports and Manly Pastimes ****Tale - "The Man That Was Used Up" (first printing) (pp. 66-70) ******Tale - "The Fall of the House of Usher" (first printing) (text A) (pp. 145-152) *******Tale - "William Wilson" (reprint) (text B) (pp. 205-212) (Signed "BY EDGAR A. POE.") (Noted as "From the Gift for 1840") ********Article - "The Capitol at Washington" (first printing) (pp. 231-235) (Attributed to Poe by T. O. Mabbott) Tale - "Morella" (tale) (text D) (pp. 264-266) ********* 1839 - December (vol. V, no. 6) Tale - "The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion" (tale, first printing) (text A) (pp. 321-323) *****Tale - "The Journal of Julius Rodman" (Tale, first printing) (text x) (pp. 44-47) (This is the first chapter of the six-part series. It carries the subtitle "Introductory.") *****Tale - "The Journal of Julius Rodman" (first printing) (text x) (pp. 44-47) (This is the second chapter of the six-part series.) Tale - "Peter Pendulum, the Business Man" (first printing) (text x) (pp. 87-89) *******Tale - "The Journal of Julius Rodman" (Tale, first printing) (text x) (pp. 109-113) (This is the third chapter of the six-part series.) *******Tale - "The Journal of Julius Rodman" (Tale, first printing) (text x) (pp. 178-183) (This is the fourth chapter of the six-part series.) Misc - "Omniana" (first printing) (text x) (p. 161) (This is the first installment of the four-part series.) Poem - "Silence. A Sonnet" (reprint) (text x) (p. 166)*****Article - "A Notice of William Cullen Bryant" (article, first printing) (text x) (p. 203-205) Tale - "The Journal of Julius Rodman" (Tale, first printing) (text x) (pp. 206-210) (This is the fifth installment of the six-part series.) Misc - "Omniana" (first printing) (text x) (pp. 235-236) (This is the second installment of the series.) Article - "The Philosophy of Furniture" (first printing) (text x) (pp. 243-245) ******Article - "Some Account of Stonehenge" (article, first printing) (text x) (pp. 251-252) Tale - "The Journal of Julius Rodman" (Tale, first printing) (text x) (pp. 255-259) (This is the sixth and final installment of the series.) Misc - "Omniana" (first printing) (text x) (p. 289-290) (This is the third installment of the series.) Review of New Books (pp. 293-294) . First Edition. Three-Quarter Leather. Veery Good Minus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        THE RAILWAYS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND

      London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co, 1840. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. 289 x 216 mm (11 3/8 x 8 1/2"). xxvi, [ii], 500, lxiv pp. FIRST EDITION. Recent very appealing retrospective full calf, raised bands, maroon morocco label. Engraved dedication page to the "Railway Capitalists of the United Kingdom," a large folding map of Britain showing railway lines, and 16 engraved plates, 10 of them double-page, two of them folding, the illustrations largely showing locomotives and railcars. With 12 folding tables. Occasional pencilled marginalia. Minor foxing to opening leaves and plates, one folding plate with neat early repairs on blank verso, other trivial imperfections, but an excellent copy, the leaves clean and fresh, and the attractive sympathetic binding unworn. This comprehensive, detailed survey of all the railways operating in Britain and Ireland covers 58 lines, from "A" (Abbroath and Forfar) to "Y" (York and North Midland) Railways. Special praise is reserved for the legendary Great Western Railway, "by far the most gigantic work of the kind . . . in the whole world." Civil engineer Whishaw (1804-56) is said to have travelled 7,000 miles in completing the personal inspections that make this work so accurate and reliable. The work describes for each railway the general course, gradients, gauge, permanent way, earthworks, bridges, tunnels, stations, the carrying departments, locomotives, estimated and actual cost, management, revenue, and expenditure. Whishaw wrote several other works on railways, and as Secretary to the Society of the Arts, was one of the forces behind the Great "Crystal Palace" Exhibition of 1851. This is quite a rare book: since 1975, ABPC lists just three copies of our first edition (all defective or in disagreeable shape), none of them since 1980.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        In Commemoration of the Establishment of Steam Navigation between Great Britain and America, the Magnificent Steam Ship the Great Western

      London: R. Ackermann, 1840. Aquatint, hand-colored, by R.G. & A.W. Reeve. 22 5/8 x 28 1/2 inches. The Great Western, creation of legendary engineer Sir Isambard Kingdom Brunel, was the first ship to be designed to carry enough coal, specifically to steam across the Atlantic. She set off on her maiden voyage from Bristol in April 1838, apparently unaware that the Sirius, a smaller ship from a rival company, had left Cork three days earlier on the same run. The Sirius arrived in New York on the morning of April 23 and the Great Western came in four hours later - her passage had taken fifteen days, and she had averaged 8.2 knots, an impressive speed. This was one of the most important events the port of New York had witnessed and it was the main story in the newspapers. One writer observed that "the problem of…establishing a regular intercourse by steam between Europe and America is considered to be solved by the arrival of these vessels." Over the eight years of her transatlantic service, the Great Western made about ninety voyages. This is the largest recorded print of the Great Western. The Marine Collection at India House, pages 86- 87; Parker and Bowen, Mail and Passenger Steamships of the XIX century, pages 140-141, number (i).

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        NARRATIVE OF A VOYAGE TO MADEIRA,

      - TENERIFFE, AND ALONG THE SHORES OF MEDITERRANIAN, including a visit to Algiers, Egypt, Palestine, Tyre, Rhodes, Telmessus, Cyprus, and Greece. With observations on the present state and prospects of Egypt and Palestine, and on the climate, natural history, antiquities, etc. of the countries visited. By M. R. I. A. Licentiate of the Royal College of Surgeons In Ireland, Member of the Dublin Natural History Society, &c. In two volumes. William Curry, Jun. and Company. Dublin 1840. Obra em 2 volumes. In 4º (de 22x14 cm) com xiv, [i], 464 e viii, 495 pags. Encadernações da época com lombadas e cantos em pele. Corte das folhas marmoreado. Ilustrado no texto e em extra-texto com litografias coloridas e mapas. A descrição da Ilha da Madeira ocupa as pags. 83 a 126 do Iº volume desta obra. O autor W. R. Wilde, cirurgião irlandês, foi o pai do escritor Óscar Wilde. [EN] The description of Madeira Island is running from pages 83 to 126. The author William Wilde was Ireland's leading oto-ophthalmologic (ear and eye) surgeon and was knighted in 1864 for his services as medical adviser and assistant commissioner to the censuses of Ireland. He also wrote books about Irish archaeology and peasant folklore. A renowned philanthropist, his dispensary for the care of the city's poor at the rear of Trinity College, Dublin, was the forerunner of the Dublin Eye and Ear Hospital, now located at Adelaide Road. Location/localizacao: raros

      [Bookseller: Livraria Castro e Silva]
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        Siegen." Blick von Nordwesten auf die Stadt mit der Sieg, Unterem und Oberen Schloss, im Hintergrund der Lindenberg mit der Windmühle, vorn auf einem Weg zwei Frauen mit einem Kind und Mann mit Handkarren

      Federlithographie auf Chine appliqué von Jakob Scheiner bei Wilhelm Friedrich, Siegen um 1840. 11.5x20.5 cm. - Die Darstellung auf Chine appliqué gedruckt und auf das Blatt mit dem gedruckten Titel und der Verlagsangabe montiert. Diese Ansicht ist weder in Westfalia Picta III noch im Werkverzeichnis von G. Steinebach aufgeführt.

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        Elements of chemical philosophy : as regards the laws of chemical changes: undecompounded bodies and their primary combinations

      London : Smith, 1840. 2nd Edition. Series: The collected works of Sir Humphrey Davy, Bart. Includes the author's new advertisement to the work. Physical desc.: xx, 376 p., [12] leaves of plates ; 21 cm. Subject: Chemistry - Textbooks. Chemistry - Nomenclature. Chemistry - History. Very good copy in the original full calf. Professionally and period-sympathetically re-cased with the title blocked direct in gilt; spines uniformly tooled; all very impressively finished. An uncommonly good example - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Morrison's North River Traveller's Companion Containing a Map of the Hudson or North River, with a Description of the adjoining Country; the Names and Distances of the different Towns, the Names and Heights of the surrounding Mountains, &c

      Philadelphia. hardcover. very good(+). Case map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Page measures 8.75" x 22.25". Fantastic pocket map following the path of the Hudson River from New York City to Hadley Falls, circa 1840. Each county the river passes through has been differentiated with color and notable towns and cities are marked along the way. As a "Traveller's Companion" the map provides lists of distances between various U.S. cities, hotels, and lengths of U.S. canals. A map of New York City and its environs is printed on the inside cover. Title in decorative scroll motif with an uncolored view of a waterfall. Minor scattered foxing and adhesive stain to inside cover.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Pl. 346 Greenshank 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'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. ) &

      [Bookseller: Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books, ABAA]
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        Études sur les Glaciers

      3 p.l., v, 346 pp., 1 leaf of errata. 8vo, cont. cat's paw calf (joints repaired, corners a bit worn, minor rubbing), arms in gilt on covers of The Society of Writers to the Signet, spine lettered in gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine [with]: an atlas with the orig. lithographed upper wrapper & 18 lithographed plates, 14 of which are accompanied by outline key plates on tissue paper. Large folio, cont. cloth-backed marbled boards, arms in gilt on upper cover of The Society of Writers to the Signet, spine lettered in gilt. Neuchatel: Jent & Gassmann, 1840. First edition of this classic work on glaciers, with the essential upper wrapper to the atlas volume containing a further illustration. "From 1835 to 1845, while still serving as a professor at Neuchatel, Agassiz studied the glacial formations of Switzerland and compared them with the geology of England and central Europe. The resulting concept of the 'Ice Age' was remarkable for its breadth of generalization and for the exacting field study represented. Agassiz held that in the immediately recent past there had been an era during which large land masses over much of northern Europe were covered with ice. With the onset of warming periods, the recession of the ice was responsible for upheaval and subsistence. The marks of glaciers could be discerned in the scratched and polished rocks as well as in the configurations of the earth in glaciated regions. Glacial movement was responsible for modern geological configurations...Such events...were still sufficient to convince such naturalists as Darwin and Lyell that Pleistocene glaciation was a primary mechanism in causing the geographical distribution and consequent genetic relationship of flora and fauna otherwise inexplicably separated by land and water masses."-D.S.B., I, p. 73. A very good set, from the library of The Society of Writers to the Signet. The upper wrapper of the atlas volume contains some instructions from a librarian at The Society to the library's binder. ❧ Dibner, Heralds of Science, 98. En Français dans le Texte 258. Horblit 1. Printing & the Mind of Man 309. Zittel, pp. 223-27. .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        Die Generalpumpe"

      Lithographie von H. Delius nach Julius Böhmer im Verlag Albert Schepeler, Berlin um 1840. 36x50 cm. - Wolf, Karikaturen 1.44.1 - Fuchs, Juden S. 228 + Tafel - Brückmann 37 - Bild als Waffe 420, Abb. 9 - Karikatur mit antisemitischer Tendenz auf den Frankfurter Bankier Amsel Rothschild (Mayer Amschel Rothschild 1744 - 1812) und die Nutznießer der internationalen Verflechtungen seines Finanzimperiums. Die judenfeindliche Darstellung zeigt den Bankier Rothschild als "Aller Weltgerichts-Executor" in einem prall gefüllten Geldsack stehend. Er trägt eine Papierkrone aus Anleihen der Schuldner. Auf seinem Bauch eine schematische Landkarte Europas mit einem Louis d'or als Nabel, um den sich die Welt dreht. Seine Arme sind die Pumpenschwengel mit denen die Goldmünzen aus dem Sack in seine Taschen gepumpt werden, von wo aus die Geldströme ihren Weg in die Schatullen und Hüte der Herrscher Europas und des vorderen Orients finden. 10 kleine Nebendarstellungen in einer Distelranke zeigen die Ursachen und Auswirkungen der Finanznot der europäischen Fürsten, u. a.: aufwändiger Lebensstil, Sold für das Heer, Einfuhrverbote und - beschränkungen. So braucht z.B. Louis Philippe von Frankreich Geld für seine am Rhein stehenden und Deutschland bedrohenden Soldaten; England wird durch das Königspaar Victoria und Albert, die als Kunigunde und Eduard bezeichnet sind, und die englische Bulldogge dargestellt, der Schatzkanzler, der sich die Kasse reich füllen lässt, kontrolliert die Steuer- und Zollschranken; die spanische Königin Isabella als gekröntes Kind mit General Espartero, der Soldaten den ausstehenden Sold zahlt. "Der Jude Rothschild, der sich aus religiösen Bedenken und aus Furcht vor der Mißhandlung seines Bildes nicht malen ließ, ist ohne porträthafte Züge als Typus des diabolischen Wucherers dargestellt." (Brückmann) Der Titel des Blattes ist durch die Doppelbedeutung des Ausdruckes Geld "pumpen" auch als Wortspiel gedacht. Die Themen der Karikatur: Antisemitismus und die Verflechtungen von Politik und Geld sowie die Finanzierung von Staaten durch Banken und die Finanzwirtschaft haben an Aktualität nichts verloren. Mit Trockenstempel des Verlegers unten. Kurze Einrisse in den leicht gebräunten und stockfleckigen Rändern restauriert, oben in der Mitte etwas wasserrandig, unter dem Titel Fehlstelle im Papier 1,5 x 1 cm ergänzt.

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        North American Boundary : Maps A and B, appended to the report of the British Commissioners, appointed in 1839, to survey and explore the Territory in dispute between the governments of Great Britain and the United States of America, under the second article of the Treaty of 1783

      [printed label affixed to the slipcase]. [London]: Foreign Office, April 1840. Two maps engraved by James Wyld, as follows:. Map A: Map of that Portion of Her Majesty's Colonies of New Brunswick and Lower Canada the Title to Which Is Disputed by the Government of the United States. Engraved folding map printed on two sheets joined, dissected into 16 parts and mounted on linen as issued, partially hand-coloured, edged in green cloth. Map B: Referred to in the Report of Colonel Mudge and Mr. Featherstonhaugh, the Commissioners Appointed by the British Government to Explore and Survey the Territory in Dispute between Great Britain and the United States of America under the Second Article of the Treaty of 1783. 8 engraved maps printed on two sheets joined, dissected into 12 sections and mounted on linen as issued, partially colored in outline, edged in green cloth. Rare case map. "Territorial encroachments initiated by Maine on British lands in Aroostook culminated in 1839 with the menacing encampment of 10,000 Maine troops on British borders. General Winfield Scott was sent by the Federal Government to negotiate a truce with the Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick. Great Britain, now convinced of the gravity of the situation, authorized a boundary commission headed by Mudge and Featherstonhaugh. Their findings were incorporated into the Webster- Ashburton Treaty (1842) which allowed for free navigation of the St. John River and rectified the boundaries at the head of the Connecticut River, the north end of Lake Champlain, in the Detroit River and at the head of Lake Superior" (Siebert). Phillips, p. 603; Streeter sale 3706; Siebert sale 24.

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        Eisenbahn an der Grenze zwischen dem Königreich Sachsen und dem Königreich Preußen

      Altkolorierte Lithographie um 1840. 21x30 cm. - Zeit für neue Ideen 54 - Erschienen im Verlag "E. Meyer's Kunstverlagshandlung in Berlin, Schlossfreiheit Nr. 3.". Eine Dampflokomotive mit angehängtem Personenwagen fährt in einen Grenzbahnhof ein. Dieser besteht aus einem sächsischen und einem preußischen Teil mit den entsprechenden Flaggen. An den Fenstern und Balkonen zahlreiche Zeitung lesende Zuschauer. Im Vordergrund zwei Grenzbeamte an Grenzsteinen mit den Hoheitszeichen von Sachsen und Preußen. Karikatur auf die Pressezensur und das Verbot der Leipziger Allgemeine Zeitung in Preußen. "Der preußische Grenzbeamte blickt neidisch auf seinen sächsischen Kollegen, der die Leipziger Allgemeine Zeitung liest. Die LZ galt als freisinnig. Seit 24. Dezember 1842 war sie in Preußen für ein halbes Jahr verboten, weil sie einen offenen Brief Herweghs an Friedrich Wilhelm IV. abgedruckt hatte. Nun blieb den Preußen nur die regierungstreue Haude- und Spenersche Zeitung, wie hier auf dem Bild angedeutet und die - ebenfalls regierungstreue - Vossische Zeitung. Doch wird das Einfuhrverbot lange nutzen? - scheint die Karikatur zu fragen.

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        A DESCRIPTION OF THE UNITED STATES LANDS IN IOWA: BEING A MINUTE DESCRIPTION OF...QUALITY OF SOIL, GROVES OF TIMBER, PRAIRIES, LEDGES OF ROCK, COAL BANKS, IRON AND LEAD ORES, WATER-FALLS, MILL-SEATS, etc....WITH APPENDIX

      New York. 1840.. 180,[1]pp. plus large folding colored map, 21 x 32 inches. Original cloth, stamped in blind and gilt. Extremities bit rubbed, some scattered foxing. Map neatly repaired along folds, minor toning. Overall very good. A rare guide to Iowa lands published by J.H. Colton, marking the opening of Iowa, with a large, handsome map. "...Compiled largely from the original field notes of the surveyor, and including historical sketches on the settlement, boundaries, form of government, officers, militia, counties and population, Indian tribes, etc." - Eberstadt. The map is entitled, "Map of the Surveyed part of Iowa; Exhibiting the Sections, Townships and Ranges Compiled from the United States Surveys by Jesse Williams...." HOWES W459, "b." EBERSTADT 114:421. STREETER SALE 1880. GRAFF 4678. SABIN 104241.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        EHON TEIKIN O^RAI

      18. Good. [EHON] Katsushika HOKUSAI. EHON TEIKIN ORAI Zen. Nagoya: Eirakuya Toshiro. N.D. [Probably 1840's - originally published in 1820's]. 22.7 x 15.6 cm. String-bound, Japanese-styel, fukuro toji. Each of the three volumes consists of thirty sheets, making for a total of 90 sheets and nearly 200 Hokusai designs - landscapes, genre scenes, historical vignettes, fish, flowers, etc., etc. This guide to domestic behaviour with its charming illustrations is by no means common. Our copy is bound three volumes in one (as the Eirakuya editions are) with the original covers and printed paper title label. The Eirakuya editions, of which this is an early example, reprinted the volume one, done some 20 years earlier by Eijudo of Edo, but then added two more volumes worth of new material. Our copy is a Forrer F-23a, without the second preface, thus probably dating from the late 1840's. The impressions in the first volume are good only, but are better in volumes two and three, as you would expect from the work's bibliographic history. All in all a remarkable archive of images. The blue-green covers are bit soiled, there is a wormtrack through the first few pages, but overall in good condition.

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        Sula Australis [Australian Gannet]

      [London: by the Author, 1840-1869]. Hand-coloured lithograph by J. Gould and H.C.Richter, printed by Hullmandel & Walton. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling, minor foxing, and two skillfully repaired small tears in the top margin. 14 1/8 x 20 3/8 inches. A fine image from John Gould's major ornithological achievement 'The Birds of Australia'. John Gould, accompanied by his wife Elizabeth, left Britain for Australia in May 1838 for what was to be a two year exploration of the birds and animals of the region. The natural history of the continent had not been studied in any detail before Gould's arrival and the abundant and highly varied bird life was to prove an inspiration to him, and between 1840 and 1869 he published what is his undoubted masterpiece: "The Birds of Australia". Gould wrote of his time in Australia 'The interval spent from my native shores were some of the happiest days of my life... The results of my journey cannot, I think, but be attended with great advantage to science... Independently of a great new number of Birds I succeeded in procuring the nests and eggs of at least two thirds of the species inhabiting that interesting region'. Contemporary praise for the work was fulsome: 'Great as is the excellence of Mr. Gould's former publications, there can be no doubt that the present work exceeds them all, both from an artistic and a scientific point of view'. One hundred and fifty years later there is no need to alter this sentiment. Cf. Fine Bird Books (1990), p.102; cf. Nissen IVB 370; cf. Sauer 9 & 18; cf. Zimmer p.255 & 259.

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        [MAGNIFICENT SERIES OF THIRTY-TWO GERMAN WATERCOLORS, CIRCA 1840, OF CAKES AND TORTES, EACH DESSERT PORTRAYED WITH ACCOMPANYING EXPLANATORY HAND-WRITTEN TEXT ON INDIVIDUAL SHEETS, BOUND ACCORDION-STYLE AND EXTENDING OVER ELEVEN FEET UNFOLDED]

      [Germany. ca. 1840].. [32] watercolors with individual text, each on paper panels measuring 5 1/4 x 4 inches, totaling about 132 inches all told. Modern brown linen case with decorative ribbon ties. Panel of watercolors attached to front board only at beginning of sequence. Each panel mounted on linen,with creases at each fold in an accordion-style binding. Each panel consists of a single watercolor of a cake or tort, with handwritten text below the image. Images fresh and lively, colors still strong. Inoffensive soiling (perhaps from closely observant baking practitioners?). In very good condition, housed in a linen clam- shell box with paper label on front board. A marvellous and enticing collection of thirty-two watercolors of cakes and tortes, presented together in a folding framework which, when extended, measures over eleven feet long. The individual desserts are presented in a naive, yet solid, style with each image accompanied by identifying and explanatory text. Certain words specific to Germany in the 1840s strongly suggest that these illustrations were utilized as something akin to a baker's catalogue, to be shown to customers who could then order specific items for particular occasions. Alternatively, the images may have been used a illustrations in a shop or window display to advertise the baker's skills. In addition to the expected chocolate cakes and apple and linzer tortes, are more curiously-named creations including a Brassilianer. A wonderful watercolor series advertising the baker's craft in mid-19th-century Germany.

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        THE ADVENTURES AND RAMBLINGS OF A SAILOR, WRITTEN BY HIMSELF [manuscript caption title]

      [Bridgeport, Ct. ca. 1840].. 213pp., written on rectos only; approximately 70,000 words. Folio. Moderate wear with some loss to first few leaves. Minor soiling. Written in a clear and very legible hand. Good plus. In a half morocco and cloth slipcase, spine gilt. A lively and entertaining account of the times and exploits of Reuben Nichols, who went to sea as a merchant sailor in 1811 at the tender age of seventeen, on the eve of the War of 1812. His narrative describes many encounters with other trading ships, with pirates and privateers, and tells of the sentencing of mutineers and deserters to death or brutal punishment under the whip's lash. Nichols lived through numerous skirmishes with British cruisers. After one such engagement he and his shipmates were impressed into service and taken to England, where he met John Quincy Adams, then minister to the Court of St. James. With Adams' help, Nichols set sail on an English ship bound for St. Petersburg. Among the many ports of call he encounters over the course of the narrative are Norway, Malta, Turkey, Greece, Smyrna, Seville, Cadiz, Lisbon, Gibraltar, Aruba, Brazil, Haiti, Grenada, among others. At a number of these destinations he had chance to observe and record the customs of the native inhabitants, as well as his own unusual and entertaining exploits. In Spain, for example, he notes a visit to abandoned torture chambers in monasteries. The narrative continues up to about 1840, at which point Nichols tired of the hardships of a seafaring life. Among the many interesting moments in the memoir is the author's 1837 rescue in New York City of John Hopper, who was to be tarred and feathered by an angry mob who believed him to be an abolitionist. In this effort, he was partly aided by the mayor of New York, Aaron Clark. A separate memoir by Hopper confirms Nichols' actions. The memoir references a number of important historic events, such as Napoleon's return to France in 1815; the Battle of Waterloo; the election of James Monroe as fifth president of the United States; the outbreak of a yellow fever epidemic in Charleston, South Carolina; and a defeat in battle of the revolutionary forces of Henri Christophe (later king of Haiti) in Haiti. Born near Bridgeport, Connecticut, the author returned there after his adventurous and exotic life at sea. Upon settling in Bridgeport, he involved himself in local politics and pursued a career in shipbuilding. An entertaining and interesting account of one man's life abroad.

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        THE INGOLDSBY LEGENDS

      1840. By Thomas Ingoldsby Esquire. [First]/Second/Third Series. [In Three Volumes.] London: Richard Bentley, 1840/-42/-47. Original dark brown vertically-ribbed cloth. First Editions of all three series. This is Barham's famous series of often-macabre (and often NON-politically-correct!) parodies of myths, legends and ghost stories, many in verse -- illustrated with plates by George Cruikshank and John Leech. These pieces began appearing in Bentley's Miscellany in 1837 (at about the time OLIVER TWIST was appearing there), and were immensely popular with that journal's readers -- so much so that they were subsequently collected in these three separately-published volumes. Though Barham's work is largely forgotten today, we do have several hold-overs from it -- such as the tale from which Walt Disney devised "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," and (added to the second issue) the earliest published version of the children's poem about the dog "Bingo" ("... and Bingo was his name-O").~The first series consisted of 1000 copies, and the latter two 1500 each. In this set, Vol I is in the first state (with p. 236 blank, where "The Franklin's Dogge" ("Bingo") was later added, and with the three other first-issue points cited by Cohn). Vol II has the same central blind-stamping as Vol I, but without the blind-stamping in the corners; its Contents leaf is second issue, with the one-line "erratum" added. Vol III has a different blind-stamped pattern, and has the one textual issue point "topot" in the first state.~Condition is exceptional: the volumes are fine and bright, with essentially no wear at all (two very faint droplet-marks constitute the only flaw we can discern; Vol II's front endpaper has some offset from a Bentley's leaflet that apparently was once loosely-inserted there). Sadleir 156b/e/f; Cohn (Cruikshank) 50. Provenance: small leather bookplate of Barton Currie in each volume. Housed in a morocco-backed slipcase with three inner chemises.

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        The Ingoldsby Legends, by Thomas Ingoldsby, Esq

      London: Bentley, 1840, 1842, 1847. Three octavo volumes. viii, 338; ix, 288; viii, 364 pp. First edition. Illustrated with engravings by George Cruikshank and John Leech. Aside from very light splitting to extremities of outer hinges, this is a nearly fine, handsome set bound by Riviere in full polished tan calf, gilt. T.e.g. Bookplates.

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        The Ingoldsby Legends or Mirth and Marvels. First, Second, and Third Series

      Richard Bentley , London, 1840. First Edition. Full Calf. Near Fine. Illustrator: Cruikshank, George Etc. 3 volumes, all first editions, in full brown calf by Riviere. 1840, 1842, 1847, respectively. Light rubbing and cracking at hinges, and light rubbing to spine lettering on the third volume. Previous owners embossed armorial plate to added endpaper of each volume. Otherwise a lovely set with 5 raised bands, inner dentelles, gold filigree to spines, etc. Page 236 blank in volume 1, lacking slip. Slight dampstain to edge of text block in volume 3. Illustrations by Leech, Cruikshank, others. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Text is clean and unmarked. Illustrator: Cruikshank, George Etc.. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Myths, Legends, Folklore; Inventory No: 033011. .

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        Woodblock Colour Plate] Suspension bridge of hietsu sakai (Hietsu no sakai tsuribashi) [From the series] 'Wondrous Views of Famous Bridges' (SHOKOKU MEIKYO KIRAN)

      Nishimuraya Yohachi, circa 1840. A very handsome handcoloured woodcut of farmers crossing the famous bridge, coloured primarily in blue as the artist intended Oban Yokoye, being 370 x 250 millimeters. Beautifully preserved, the impression strong and the colours bright. A VERY HANDSOME HOKUSAI JAPANESE EDO PERIOD WOODBLOCK PRINT BY HOKUSAI. A well known image from one of the most famous artist of the ukiyo-e style. Hokusai is of great fame due to his 'The Great Wave off Kanagawa', arguably the internationally best known and most recognized of all Edo period artwork. His influences stretched all the way to his contemporaries in nineteenth century Europe whose new style Art Nouveau, or Jugendstil in Germany, was influenced by him and by Japanese art in general. This was also part of the larger Impressionism movement, with similar themes to Hokusai appearing in Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

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        Probate copy of Commissioner Bigge's will [d. 1843]

      York,, 1840.. Manuscript in ink on parchment, 525 x 690 mm, with probate documents and seal; in fine condition, original folds. Original probate copy of Commissioner Bigge's final will of 1840 (made three years before his death), here probated, signed and sealed in York in 1845.An austere and difficult figure, Bigge had died alone in London following an accident at the Grosvenor Hotel; he was buried as his will here shows that he required, 'without ceremony or superfluous expense'.John Thomas Bigge had been one of the most controversial visitors to New South Wales in the early colonial period, effectively bringing down Macquarie's government when he played Sir John Kerr to Macquarie's Whitlam during the colony's greatest and grandest early expansion. Bigge's Commission of Enquiry into the transportation system proved in fact a systematic London-promoted assault on Macquarie's administration of New South Wales that ultimately forced the governor's resignation.Bigge was also sometime Chief Judge of Trinidad as well as Commissioner of Enquiry to the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope. He died a man of some means, making bequests of about twenty-five thousand pounds in cash as well as properties in Ludgate Hill and Little Bridge Street, London. His will shows his connection to an elite band of colonial administrators, with cash bequests to some of his former colleagues including the former governor of Antigua, and one of the judges of Trinidad. To his sister-in-law Mrs Hanway Bigge he leaves 'the Mahogany Press that was made for me in the island of Mauritius'.Of particular interest is his bequest to his friend Lord Colborne of Berkeley Square of a 'picture which I caused to be drawn of the native dog of New South Wales'. Who did he cause to make the picture? And was the specific bequest of a picture of a dingo to be a wry joke from beyond the grave? The dingo had been known in England from the 1790s when Governor Phillip had arranged for a live specimen to be delivered to the Earl of Salisbury at Hatfield House.

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        On the Heat Evolved by Metallic Conductors of Electricity and in the Cells of a Battery During Electrolysis

      London: Richard and John E. Taylor. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST EDITION of the derivation of Joule's Law, one of the fundamental laws of electricity. Joule, "in the paper now under consideration, was the first to announce the definite law that 'when a current of voltaic electricity is propagated along a metallic conductor, the heat evolved in a given time is proportional to the resistance of the conductor multiplied by the square of the electric intensity,' i.e. electric current. In the same paper he showed that the law applies, when proper allowance is made for certain disturbances, to heat produced in electrolytes. The paper also contained the first reference to a 'standard of resistance;' this consisted of a coil of ten feet of copper wire .024 inch in thickness. "These experiments contained the germs of Joule's second great discovery, the equivalence of heat and energy, which he fully developed later. But he had already made it clear that the energy set free in the battery is also proportional to the resistance of the circuit and to the square of the current" (Dictionary of National Biography). NOTE: Joule had originally announced his experimental results in a speech before the Royal Society on December, 17,1840, but the Royal Society did not deem the paper worthy to be printed in their respected Philosophical Transactions; an abstract, instead, was printed in their Proceedings of the Royal Society. In: The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science, vol. XIX, no.124, pp.260-277. London: Richard and John E. Taylor, 1841. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter calf, marbled boards. Occasional light foxing, some rubbing to boards. A handsome copy in contemporary binding.

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        [OVAL PORTRAIT OF MRS. CLARA BARTLETT GREGORY CATLIN]

      [New York. ca. 1840].. Oil on linen, mounted on masonite, framed; 6 x 5 inches, framed to 9 1/2 x 9 inches. In very good condition. A lovely portrait of George Catlin's wife, Clara, painted by Scottish-born artist George Linen. Born in Greenlaw, Scotland, George Linen came to America in 1834 and established a painting career first in New York City. He had studied painting at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh and worked as a portrait painter in England for about ten years before immigrating. He opened a studio in New York City and became a successful painter of small- format portraits, exhibiting regularly between 1837 and 1843 at the Apollo Association and the National Academy of Design. Nine of his portraits were praised in the NEW-YORK SPECTATOR on May 18, 1837: "...exceedingly well colored and carefully finished; and if Mr. Linen is young in the profession, as we suppose he is, they give promise of very high rank for him hereafter." Two years later he received a silver medal from the National Academy of Design for his portrait of Henry Clay. Although he is known primarily as a portrait painter, Linen also painted landscapes after retiring to a farm in New Jersey in 1868. Clara Bartlett Gregory met and married George Catlin in her hometown of Albany, New York in 1828, while he was there to paint Governor De Witt Clinton. Despite her frail health, she accompanied her husband on one of his five journeys west and supported his efforts to capture the likenesses of American Indians. She and their youngest son died while visiting Paris in 1845, a loss that devastated Catlin.

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        The Works of Lord Byron

      London - John Murray, 1840 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A uniformly bound in the original publishers boards of thisuncommon edition of Thomas Moore's definitive collection of the works of Lord Byron. An exhaustive and stilll definitive collection. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering. Complete in Seventeen Volumes. Includes the engraved frontis and title pages from the 1832-1833 first edition. With a Seacome and Prichard Booksellers label to the front pastedowns. Thomas Moore, 1779-1852, remained the best qualified person to write a definitive biography and to edit Byron's poetry. He went diligently in search of materials, and received an abundance of letters and anecdotes from those who had known the poet. The title, Letters and Journals of Lord Byron (1830), distracts attention from the skill with which Moore constructed his portrait. Biography, he told Samuel Rogers, is like dot engraving, made up of little minute points, which must all be attended to, or the effect is lost (Letters, 2. 608, 21 April 1828). Moore did attend to them, and his biography remains indispensable for students of Byron. His edition of the poetry followed in 18323. (DNB)Condition: The bindings are loose in places. Several of the inner hinges are strained. The front inner hinge of volume 16 is very strained and may not hold. There is some wear to the extremities, including somebumping and marks, with fading to the spines. Internally the pages are generally bright with slight browning and the occasional spot and marks, but only prominent to the first and last few pages. There are ink signatures to the front free-endpapers or reverse of the half-title, of most volumes. Overall the condition is good only..

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        Tower of London

      London: Richard Bentley, 1840. full tan calf, with 5 raised bands, red leather spine lables for title & year. AEG, gilt work to boards & inside cover. light rubbing to head & foot of spine, contemporary binding by Vickers & Son. 439pp, 40 full-page steel engravings as well as 58 woodcut illustrations by Cruikshank,.----Ownership signature of " J. Archibald Sinclair", of " 22, Fleet street "- ( due to the very High quality of the binding amd the ownership signature) this book may have belonged in 1840 to the Great-Great Grandfather of Sir John Sinclair, the Great Liberal Leader, who becamed 1st Viscount Thurso.. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Full-Leather. Fine/No DJ. 40 x 145 x 227 ,mm..

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        Travels in the City of the Caliphs, along the Shores of the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean

      London: Henry Colburn,, 1840. Including a Voyage to the Coast of Arabia, and a Tour of the Island of Socotra. 2 volumes ocatvo (213 × 132 mm) Attractive recent dark green half morocco on nineteenth-century marbled boards to style, original red morocco labels, compartments formed by a zig-zag foliate roll, stylised tulip-head lozenge gilt to the compartments, fawn endpapers, edges sprinkled red. Lithographic frontispiece to each, folding map. Boards a little rubbed, hygroscopic tide-mark in the upper margin of the frontispiece to volume I, no encroachment on the image, some archival tissue repairs to minor splits to the folds of the map, light browning to the text-blocks, as usual, overall very good. First edition. A nicely-presented copy of this uncommon, and important account. Secretary to Sir Charles Malcolm, superintendent of the Bombay marine, 1828-9, in 1830 Wellsted "was appointed second-lieutenant of the East India Company's ship Palinurus, then engaged, under Captain Moresby, in making a detailed survey of the Gulf of 'Aqabah and the northern part of the Red Sea. She returned to Bombay early in 1833, and was then sent, under the command of Captain Haines, to survey the southern coast of Arabia, Wellsted being still her second-lieutenant. In January 1834 she crossed over to Socotra, and on the 10th anchored in the Bay of Tamarida. Wellsted spent the following two months travelling in the island … In November 1835 Wellsted had permission to travel in Oman, and went to Muscat with Lieutenant F. Whitelock, also of the Indian navy. The imam gave them every assistance in his power, but their fever and the disturbed state of the country curtailed their plans. None the less, the two reached areas which no European had previously seen and which were not visited again by Europeans for another hundred years." Wellsted seems to have attempted another venture into Oman the next winter, but he arrived at Muscat "in an acute stage of fever. 'In a fit of delirium he discharged both barrels of his gun into his mouth, but the balls, passing upwards, only inflicted two ghastly wounds in the upper jaw'. He was carried to Bombay, and thence returned to Europe on leave. He retired from the service in 1839, 'and dragged on a few years in shattered health and with impaired mental powers, chiefly residing in France'" (ODNB) He died in 1842. "Wellsted was an acute observer and not blinded by prejudice or ignorance in his description of the local people. His accounts of the geography of Oman, particularly the irrigation systems and the way of life in remote mountain tracts, continue to be important as a unique description of the country at an early date."

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        [Illustrations of Cairo]

      [London: Tilt and Bogue, 1840]. Folio. (20 7/8 x 14 1/4 inches). Lithographed throughout: 2 colour title, uncoloured dedication to Edward William Lane, 30 tinted lithographic views on 29 sheets, by T.S. Boys, T. Bourne, J.C. Bourne and L. Haghe, after Owen B. Carter, C. Laver and Hay, printed by Hullmandel, Day & Haghe or M. & N. Hanhart. Without the letterpress title (as in the Abbey copy). Expertly bound to style in half green morocco over period green cloth covered boards, the flat spine in six compartments divided by gilt double fillets, lettered in the second compartment. A fine copy of this great topographical work and worthy precursor to David Roberts. Robert Hay was one of the most fascinating figures in early Egyptian archaeology and exploration. "He was in Egypt as one of the leading members of an archæological expedition between 1826 and 1838. Among his companions were the artists Arundale, Catherwood, J. Bonomi the younger, and E. W. Lane. Besides Egyptian antiquities presented to the British Museum, there are in the department of manuscripts there forty-nine large volumes of archæological and other drawings made during this expedition ... and also part of Hay's own diary ... In 1840 Hay published a folio volume of 'Illustrations of Cairo,' lithographed by J. C. Bourne from drawings by O. B. Carter and others. Some of the original drawings for this work are in the print room at the British Museum" (DNB). Abbey Travel I. 270; Blackmer 794; Gay 2497; Ibrahim-Hilmy I, p.292.

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        Collezione Delle Principali Vedute Di Venezia Disegnate Dai Migliori Artisti

      Presso Giuseppe Kier, Editore Piazza San Marco No. 117, Venezia 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'Orologio; Piazzetta di San Marco; Tempio di S.M. Della Salute; Veduta Presa All'Ingresso Del Gran Canale; Riva Degli Schiavoni; Il Ponte di Rialto; Canal Grande Palazzo Giustiani Grande Albergo L'Europa; Campo Dei S.S. Giovanni E Paolo; Esterno Dell' Arsenale; plates have the original small publishers' 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A SERMON OCCASIONED BY THE DEATH OF LIEUTENANT J.A. UNDERWOOD, AND MIDSHIPMAN WILKES HENRY, OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY

      Honolulu: Mission Press, 1840.. [2],26pp. Original printed blue wrappers. Wrappers rubbed and with some stains, small duplicate ink stamp on lower portion of rear wrapper, tiny ding affecting imprint. Light soiling in text. Very good. A nice copy of this sermon, printed to commemorate the deaths of two members of the United States Exploring Expedition. "On July 24, 1840, at Malolo Island in the Fiji Islands, a group from the Vincennes was on shore bartering when they were suddenly attacked by natives. In the affray, Midshipman Wilkes Henry (a nephew of Commander Wilkes) and Lieutenant J.A. Underwood were killed. In retaliation, Commander Wilkes ordered an attack on the village. This tragic event is depicted in George Colvocoresses' FOUR YEARS IN THE GOVERNMENT EXPLORING EXPEDITION (New York, 1855). Following the death, members of the Wilkes Expedition resolved that $2,000 be appropriated for a monument to the men, and further 'that the Rev. Mr. Elliott be requested to furnish a copy of the sermon...for publication, and...to have one thousand copies printed at the Sandwich Islands" - Forbes. FORBES 1201. HASKELL 129.

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        Alphabet: Le Livre D'Or des Petits Enfants

      Paris,: Lebrun et Cie, circa, 1840.. Octavo, illustrations throughout; very good in original boards. 'Le Plus Beau des Alphabets' with a kangaroo.

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        N?m?sis Medicale Illustr?e,

      Paris - Bureau de la Nmsis Mdicale, 1840 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A collection of medical satires written in twenty-five long poems, in rhyming couplets, carefully revised and corrected by the author, with notes following each satire. Illustrated with thirty woodcuts along with many humorous vignettes and caricatures by M. Daumier. First edition. Two volumes bound in one, complete. With a preface by M. Th. Poupin and a note from the author to front. Antoine Francois Hippolyte Fabre was a doctor, journalist, and poet. Fabre studiedmedicine inParis in 1824. Healso taught and edited several prestigious medical journals during his career. Fabre's satire Nmsis Mdicale was acriticismof the French medical system in which he ridicules medical students, and medical examinations, doctors, the competition, charlatans,specialists, midwives, medical responsibility,phrenology, homoeopathy,pharmacists and the French Academy of Sciences and other subjects. Honor Daumier (1808- 1879) was a French printmaker, caricaturist, painter, and sculptor, whose many works offer commentary on social and political life in France in the 19th century. A prolific draftsman who produced over 500 paintings, 4000 lithographs, 1000 wood engravings, 1000 drawings, 100 sculptures he was perhaps best known for his caricatures of political figures and satires on the behaviour of his countrymen, although posthumously the value of his painting has also been recognised. Condition: In a quarter crushed morocco binding with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, generally smart but with slight wear to extremities andslight rubbing to boards. Front hinge strained. Bright but with slight scattered spotting in places and the occasional slight tidemarks and handling mark to pages. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        Pl. 353 American Avocet (Young in first winter plumage, Adult in the distance) The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories

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

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        The Pictorial Flora; or, British Botany Delineated, in 1500 lithopgraphic drawings of all the species of flowering plants indigenous to Great Britain, illustrating the descriptive works on English botany by Sir J.E. Smith, Lindley, Hooker, Withering, and other authors. By Miss Jackson

      London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1840 First edition. Contemporary green vellum, gilt burgundy spine label, metal clasp and catch. . Octavo. iv, 42 pp. plus 131 lithographed plates, mostly with twelve figures to a page. Also with an appendix, including about 300 extra figures. Binding has a few light spots, light foxing throughout. Still, a very good copy. This exhaustive work was designed to be portable and inexpensive enough to be within the means of young people. Little is known of the author, who was from Litchfield, though Desmond's Dictionary of British and Irish Botanists and Horticulturists states that she was probably the daughter of John Jackson (fl. 1740s-1790s), who with Erasmus Darwin and Sir Brooke Boothby formed the Botanical Society at Lichfield. She is also likely related to Maria Elizabetha Jackson (1755-1829), friend of Maria Edgeworth and author of Botanical Lectures (1804), Sketches of the Physiology of Vegetable Life (1811), and The Florist's Manual (1822), who is often erroneously cited as the author of this work.

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        [Le moyen-âge monumental et archéologique ... vues & détails et plans des monumens les plus remarquables de l'Europe. Depuis le VIe jusqu'au XVIIIe [sic] siècle. Lithog. d'après les dessins de Chapuy. Avec un résumé théorique et des notices spéciales, formant ensemble une histoire de l'architecture de cette époque]

      Introduction by Daniel Ramée. Paris: chez A. Hauser, [1840-]1843. 2 volumes, folio. (17 5/8 x 12 1/4 inches). Text: [1-]62pp., extra- illustrated with a lithographed upper cover on light brown paper, from an original wrapper, bound as an additional title. Plates: 432 lithographic plates only (of 444), after Chapuy and others. (Spotting to about 65 plates). Text: stitched with linen backing; Plates: plates 13-220 unbound as issued, contained (with the text) in a 20th-century green leather- backed cloth portfolio, titled in gilt on the spine; plates 221-444 unbound as issued, contained within a second matching portfolio and slipcase, with an original upper wrapper pasted to inside of each portfolio. A spectacular and very rare visual survey of early European architecture by some of best French lithographers of their time. There is only one copy of this work listed as having sold at auction in the past thirty-five years. Chapuy, an architectural draughtsman, illustrator and lithographer, served as an officer in the French marine engineers before turning to art and illustration full time. From the early 1820s onwards, he contributed to a string of works on individual buildings, and also more wide-ranging surveys. The present work is a culmination and summation of all his earlier work - it offers the largest selection of his work, as well as covering the largest area geographically: from Venice to Granada to the Low Countries to Germany. The title is somewhat misleading, as the selection also includes a substantial number of examples of lithographs by and after other artists, indeed, as a whole, it offers a fair sample of the work of many of the major artist/lithographers working in France at the time, including P. Benoist, J. Peyre, Ficot, Guesdon, A. Bichebois, Jacottet, Bachelier, Cuvillier, etc. The images range from pure architectural plans, to reconstructions based on earlier sources, to contemporary views of the sites, taken from life, and peopled with either their medieval inhabitants or their 19th-century descendants: the best images are truly spectacular. RIBA 618

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        The poetical works of Thomas Moore, collected by himself - [In ten volumes]

      London : Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longmans (1840-1841), 1840. 1st Edition. Physical desc.: 10 v (xxxix,352,xxxi,343,xxiv,355,xlvii,360,xxviii,315,xxvi,322,xxviii,395,xxiv,295,xx,416,ix,170p) : ill, frontispiece, portrait. Notes: Each vol has engraved frontispiece. Each vol has additional engraved title page with engraved vignette. Includes translations from classical Greek. Contents: Contents vol 1: Odes of Anacreon - Juvenile poems. Vol 2: Juvenile poems - Poems relating to America. Vol 3: Corruption and intolerance - The sceptic - Twopenny post-bag - Satirical and humorous poems - Irish melodies. Vol 4: Irish melodies - National airs - Sacred songs. Vol 5: Evenings in Greece - Ballads, songs, miscellaneous poems, etc. etc. - Vol 6: Lalla Rookh - Vol 7: Lalla Rookh - Political and satirical poems - The Fudge family in Paris - Fables for the Holy Alliance - Rhymes on the road - Miscellaneous poems. Vol 8: The loves of the angels - Miscellaneous poems - Satirical and humorous poems. Vol 9: Satirical and humorous poems. The Fudges in England - Miscellaneous. Vol 10: The Epicurean - Alciphron. Index. Genre: Poetry. Poems.Translations. Very good copies all in the original calf over marble boards. Minor, generalized wear to the extremities. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An uncommonly good set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Careme's French Cookery: Comprising L'Art de la Cuisine Francaise; Le Patissier Royal; Le Cuisinier Parisien by The Late M. Careme

      London, Albemarle Street: John Murray, 1840-01-01. Hardcover. Good. Hardcover bound book. 1840. French Cookery: Comprising L'Art de la Cuisine Française; Le Patissier Royal; Le Cuisinier Parisien by The Late M. CareÌ‚me. A New Edition with 73 illustrative plates. (original) Price Fifteen Shillings. Printed by William Clowes & Sons, Stamford-street. All 73 lithographed folding plates of elaborate dishes present. English translation of three of Careme's major works. Good (4 of 10). The front hinge (the inside portion of the flexible fold where book cover meets the book spine) is split (loose or open) the cover is still attached by the joint (the exterior flexible fold where book cover meets book spine). front fly detached. The paste-on spine title has worn away. Some minor celo-tape to TP & ffly. Minor fray to top spine. [see our images] This edition includes a page of errata, correcting errors of the text which would appear to be identical to the 1st edition. This 1840 printing would appear to be the 2nd printing, as the original was done in 1836, and there was at least a 3rd printing done in 1856. There is a Believe it or Not newspaper clipping and a few handwritten papers laid in. Original dark green-blue boards. The whole has some warp due to the construction of the book - the 73 fold-in plates make the center of the book 146 leaves thicker than the spine or edgepages and thus the book bulges in the middle. Moderate foxing throughout. Textblock firm although not tight. Careme became the major force and most important influence on European cookery of the time, due to the writing of these seminal works and cooking for such Royal personages as George IV of England and Alexander I of Russia. The coal fumes, heat and punishing hours took their toll, and Careme, worn out, died at 48 years of age.. * * * * * * * * * * {FREE Media Mail Shipping! Images available for any item, just ask. Any images shown next to the listing that have our www.aCastleofBooks.com watermark on them are the exact item you will receive, all other images are for reference only. Free delivery confirmation for domestic orders. Books with Author signatures are guaranteed authentic. We understand collectors needs in terms of accurate grading and proper packaging. We stand behind our descriptions 100%. All items will be shipped securely to insure that they arrive in exactly the same condition in which they left. May have small easily erasable pencil markings on first page. Our Packing Slips do not contain any pricing information so you may order items as Gifts or for Dropship without concern. We ship every Monday, Wednesday & Friday morning. All items subject to prior sale. Why the odd prices? We run a percent discount for our Biblio listings, which insures Biblio has our lowest prices online, but does give odd change.}

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        The King of Oude, his Brother, and Attendants

      London: Ackermann and Co., , [1840] . Sketched while of their Visit to England, by a Lady. Small octavo (179 × 142 mm) Original red cloth, elaborate panel in blind, title in gilt to upper board, neatly rebacked in burgundy morocco with title longitudinally in gilt. 8 lithographic plates, hand-coloured and heightened in gum arabic. Boards a little rubbed, some ink spatter to the upper board and worm traces to both boards, short split to title page, archivally repaired, mild, scattered spotting, occasional bleed from the colouring onto the guards, one plate with minor adhesion to the gum-arabic, about very good. First and only edition. Extremely uncommon: BL copy only on COPAC and OCLC; not in Abbey. The plates, which are signed in the stone "HJ", were the work of "a lady, then an invalid" who was "staying in the same hotel in London in which the Prince had taken his residence." She "endeavoured to draw the different costumes with as much accuracy as the transient glances she could obtain of the individuals when passing up and down stairs, or moving to or from their apartments, would permit." The profits from the work were to be given to the Consumption Hospital, Brompton. Iqbal al-Daula Muhsin 'Ali Khan was the son of Shams al-Daula Ahmad 'Ali Khan and grandson of Sa'adat 'Ali Khan, Nawab of Lucknow, 1798-1814. He visited England in 1838 to put forward his claim to the throne of Oudh. The presence of this exotic entourage stirred considerable interest, and the strangely "snatched", paparazzi-like quality of these drawings (the interpreter is shown from behind, and several images show figures on the stairway) seems entirely in keeping. Having failed to persuade the government to reverse the ruling against him, he spent the rest of his life in Turkish Arabia, being a familiar figure in Baghdad. He published his memoirs under the title Iqbal-i-Farang, died in 1887. An attractive, highly allusive, and elusive piece of Victorian Orientalism.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Pathfinder; Or, The Inland Sea By the Author of "The Pioneers," ...

      London: Richard Bentley, 1840. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine. First edition, preceding the US printing. Three volumes. viii,320; (ii),348; (ii),339pp. + printer's imprint on p. (340). Original tan boards. The Preface (pp. [v]-viii, appears to be single inserted leaves, as noted by Blanck, perhaps to correct an improper imposition. Sometime nicely rebacked in blue cloth with new printed spine labels. Armorial bookplate of Sir Gilbert Greenall in each volume. A near fine set. The English edition was advertised as 'just ready' on Sept 21, 1839, and announced for February, 1840; the American edition was deposited in April, 1840. BAL 3891.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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