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        The History of Party : from the rise of the Whig and Tory factions, in the reign of Charles II., to the passing of the Reform Bill / George Wingrove Cooke

      London : John Macrone 1840 - Physical description: 3v.: (xii, 612; viii, 498; vii, 628, [44]p.) ; 23cm. Subjects: Political parties -- Politics and governmet -- Great Britain -- History -- Tory Party (Great Britain) -- History. Whig party (Great Britain) -- History. Contents: Vol. 1. A.D. 1666-1714. -- v. 2. A.D. 1714-1762. -- A.D. 1762-1832. Finely bound copies in modern gilt-blocked leather-backed marbled boards. Very impressively finished. Gilt-crossed raised bands, with spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Scattered foxing, mainly around prelim. pages. Volume 3 is an unread copy with unopened pages. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. 2 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        One Fault. A Novel

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

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        Pl. 42 Whip-poor-will 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 Near 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 Works of the Rev. Sydney Smith WITH A Memoir of the Reverend Sydney Smith with a Selection of His Letters

      London: Longman et al., 1840. Two works in five volumes - 'Works', (published 1840), Volume One - viii, 462pp; Volume Two - 467pp, [1] and Volume Three - iv, 465pp, [1]: 'Memoir', (published 1855), Volume One - xvi, 436pp and Volume Two - xxiv, 546pp. Uniform, slightly later, straight grain morocco, raised bands, spines in six panels, morocco title label to second panel, contrasting volume label to third, remaining panels with gilt central lozenge and volute corner pieces, covers with gilt double fillet border and tudor rose corner pieces, with central gilt device and initials, nonpareil marbled endpapers with all edges marbled. Spines slightly faded, very minor rubbing to extremities, light foxing to endpapers and engraved portrait, occasional spotting to margins, but generally quite bright and clean. Smith, Sydney (1771 - 1845), author and wit, co-founder of the Edinburgh Review (See ODNB). Second Edition. Full Morocco. Very Good. 8vo.

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        Der Bodensee nebst dem Rheinthale von St. Luziensteig bis Rheinegg. Zweite sehr vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage. Mit zwei Stahlstichen und zwei Karten.

      Stuttgart u. Tübingen, Cotta, 1840. - 2 Teile in 1 Bd. (2), IX, (1), 292 SS. IV (falsch: VI), 308 SS. Mit 2 Frontispizen in Stahlstich, 2 gefalt. lith. Karten und 1 Falttabelle. Späterer Leinenband mit goldgepr. Rückenschildchen. 8vo. Zweite Ausgabe des berühmten, erstmals 1827 erschienenen Führers für den gesamten Bodenseeraum. Enthält unter anderem auch Schwabs wohl einzige weithin bekannte Ballade, "Der Reiter und der Bodensee". Die aus der Erstausgabe wiederabgedruckten Karten zeigen den Bodensee mit Umgegend sowie das Rheintal von Ragaz und Sargans bis Rheinegg und Bregenz. Die hier neu hinzugekommenen Stiche zeigen die Aussicht vom Konstanzer Dom über die Reichenau sowie eine Ansicht von Friedrichshafen. - Teils etwas gebräunt bzw. braunfleckig. Aus der Bibliothek des Vorarlberger Rechtsanwalts Dr. Karl J. Steger mit dessen gest. Exlibris (Ranzoni [sculpsit] 1950) im vorderen Innendeckel. Goedeke VIII, 250, 10. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Character and Costume in Turkey and Italy

      London:: Fisher, Son & Co,. Ca. 1840.. Second edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Allom (1804 - 1872) was an English architect, artist, and topographical illustrator, noted for his illustrations in travel books. Allom traveled extensively in Europe studying architecture, and in 1834 visited Constantinople, Turkey. These lithographs were made from Allom's studies, eleven of Italian subjects, and nine of Turkish. Folio, (16 3/4 x 12 3/4"), 20 lithographed plates with additional explanatory text. Rebound in green gilt cloth. Ex-library, with stamp at title page and at the upper right corner of plate titled "Fishermen of Naples" only. Ref Blackmer 1400. Colas 86

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        The Beauties of the Bosphorus

      London: Virtue, No date. c.1840.. 4to. (11 x 8.75 inches). pp.164, 4 (adverts). Engraved portrait frontispiece of Miss Pardoe, with tissue guard, engraved title, additional title, frontispiece portrait of Sultan Abdul Medschid Chan, with tissue guard. As called for, 80 engraved plates after W.H. Bartlett, with tissue guards. Publisher's cloth decorated in gilt to spine and front and lower corners, also stamped in blind. A.e.g. Joints and edges rubbed. Owner's name in ink to front free endpaper. Trifle spotting. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. A Very Good copy. Heavy book, requiring eye-watering amounts of extra postage overseas. Presumed first edition.

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        Lectures on Modern History, Lectures on History, 5 Volumes Uniform, 1840, + Modern Reprint

      London/Cambridge: Pickering/Cambridge, 1840 Book. Good -. Hardcover. First Thus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. This entry is for all 5 of the listed books, the 2 book set re northern nations thru American Revolution and the 3 book set on the French Revolution. There is small difference in publisher attribution as indicated above, but the books are hard cover half bound calf (spine and diagonals for board tips) with balance marble boards and full marbled end sheets. They measure 8 3/4 x 5 5/8 ". They will be accompanied by a 6th book, Brockway's abridgement of the above titles, 1955, first printing, Simon and Schuster, spine sunned, some edge abrasion, gift inscription first end sheet, no marking. The description of the 5-1840 titles will be quite lengthy (we are committed to full, accurate descriptions) but while we will do our best, please ask any questions that may arise. . . Fotos usually follow the listings shortly. All books have been carefully stored and no cocking is noted. Spine labels and gilt look quite decent, #1 of the 2v. set has trace label edge chip. The collector's penciled notes are present on pastedowns/endsheets (smallish) on #s 1&2 again of the 2v. set. Additionally #1 has superficial scars first pastedown and some minor paper loss beginning at edges of its marbled paper, pinhole 2nd endsheet. Some board edge chip #2 as well. Sturdy pair, 433 pgs and 494 pgs. Other typical wear is present, as are old bookstore label, no marking noted, binding sound but, perhaps due to their making, they have trace interior board gapping at hinges. What follows will be the specifics re the 3 volume set, where they are similar to the previous I will not itemize in detail. V.1 374 pgs, V.2 448 pgs. V.3 431 pgs. All look quite similar to the others V.2 Has light stain at gutter 1st few pages and the front hinges of the set show a bit of minor gapping top to bottom. I has the only real headband issue, with a 1/8" tear at front. In looking over the 5 in toto, I see considerable bottom board wear (this seems to be where the chipping mainly arises from) and while the board tips have benefited from their leather covers, they are bumped with some abrasioned thru the tip covers. Referring to all 5, foxing is very minimal. The main foto will not include the 1955 title, and will hopefully show 4 spines and a representative front cover. More fotos can be emailed. The books have been stored in acid free glassine bags since we received them and will be shipped in same. Domestic media mail shipping at our customary one book price. Fast and overseas shipping by arrangement. * We feel that books offered for internet sale should be described thoroughly and accurately. We assure the buyer that books listed by Brass Dolphin are so described, using the strict, traditional standards.*.

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        COSTUMES SUISSES Dessine s d'après Nature

      Goupil & Comp 1840 approx., Paris, London, Berlin, New York - Hand coloured lithographed plates (25) heightened with gum printed one side of leaf only. Large octavo blindstamped pebbled navy cloth gilt titled to cover, lower cover with coat of arms gilt (rubbed/tips slightly bumped). Title page lithographed in red and blue with gilt text & decoration and silver Swiss cross + 25 pages of plates printed on light card stock on beige ground. A few plates with minor foxing & minor dusting to margins, the front free endpaper is loose and both endpapers are oxidized to the outer edges. Inscription to free endpaper, Mary Jane Bruce Goode, A Present from Mr. Butcher April 2nd 1869. *Costumed figures and paler background beautifully hand coloured (Colas 2839). 1 volume.

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        The History of Party : from the rise of the Whig and Tory factions, in the reign of Charles II., to the passing of the Reform Bill / George Wingrove Cooke

      London : John Macrone 1840 - Physical description: 3v.: (xii, 612; viii, 498; vii, 628, [44]p.) ; 23cm. Subjects: Political parties -- Politics and governmet -- Great Britain -- History -- Tory Party (Great Britain) -- History. Whig party (Great Britain) -- History. Contents: Vol. 1. A.D. 1666-1714. -- v. 2. A.D. 1714-1762. -- A.D. 1762-1832. Finely bound copies in modern gilt-blocked leather-backed marbled boards. Very impressively finished. Gilt-crossed raised bands, with spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Scattered foxing, mainly around prelim. pages. Volume 3 is an unread copy with unopened pages. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. 2 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sommerreise i Sverrige Aar 1836. Beskreven 1840.

      1840 1840 - Randers: Paa Forfatterens Forlag trykt hos J. M. Elmenhoff, 1840. 12mo. 80+(2) s. Orig. bogtrykt omslag, foromslag lidt revet i kanten. * Bertelsen 26. Bring 580.

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        The Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet - Complete in Two Volumes

      London: William Smith. Three-Quarter Leather. xxxvi + 640, xvi + 552 pages. Balance of title reads as follows: "Containing an Account of the Cruel Civil Wars Between the Houses of Orleans and Burgundy; of the Possession of Paris and Normandy By the English; Their Expulsion Thence; and of Other Memorable Events That Happened in the Kingdom of France, as well as in other Countries. A History of Fair Example, and of Great Profit to the French. Beginning at the Year MCCCC., Where that of Sir John Froissart Finishes, and Ending at the Year MCCCCLXVII., and Continued by Others to the Year MDXVI." Illustrated with woodcuts. Bookplate of Reginald Hibbert Tupper upon each front free endpaper. Mr. Tupper was the son of the Canadian Prime Minister of the same name. Ink signature upon verso of front blank leaf of volume I. Some foxing to colour title page of volume I. Faded marbling to edges. Back hinge of Volume I starting. Somewhat above-average external wear. Both volumes tight and square. . Good. 1840. Reprint.

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        The Landscape Gardening and Landscape Architecture of the late Humphry Repton, Esq. Being his entire works on these subjects. A new edition: with an historical and scientific introduction, a systematic analysis, a biographical notice, and a copious alphabetical index. By J. C. Loudon

      London: printed for the editor, and sold by Longman & Co. and A. & C. Black of Edinburgh, 1840. Octavo. (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches). Uncut and unopened. Half-title, 4pp. publisher's advertisements at end. Engraved portrait frontispiece, numerous wood-engraved illustrations, some full- page. Original green cloth by Westleys & Co. of London, covers blocked in blind, spine blocked in blind and lettered in gilt (small neat repair to head of spine, and inner hinges). An excellent copy in the original cloth binding The first collected edition of Repton's writings, containing reprints of all his published works and illustrated with wood-engraved reductions of the original plates. Two issues of this work were published: one as here with the illustrations uncoloured, and a second with the illustrations coloured by hand. The work is edited by John Claudius Loudon (1783-1843), one of the best known gardening authorities of his generation, and he also provides an overview of the history of landscape gardening in the introduction. In addition there is a valuable biographical essay on Repton by a 'member of [his] family'. Lowndes III, p.2073

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        Map of the North Midland Railway and Adjacent Country.

      [n.p., c.1840]. . A fine original hand coloured map in two parts, each half measuring 207 x 66 cm overall, i.e. 207 x 132 if joined, dissected and mounted on linen, one old private ownership stamp on the linen verso plus a few later stamps of Bradford City Library, another of the latter's stamps to the recto of the lower left corner of the left sheet and a few smaller markings elsewhere, the edges trimmed with maroon silk, housed within the original maroon morocco slipcase, the title in gilt to the upper board along with name "Charles Tee Esq.". The original foldover tab of the slipcase not present, the case sympathetically repaired and the spine restored, the maps in very good condition. The North Midland Railway was first proposed by the engineer George Stephenson in 1835 and was granted Parliamentary assent the following year, work starting on the line in 1837 with it opening in 1840. The railway ran between Derby, Rotherham and on to Leeds, connecting some of the prime industrial areas of the north. The map covers the route and much more besides, encompassing the area from Ripon down to Northampton and the Dee Estuary across to Newark, illustrating and naming all other significant lines within that area. The North Midland Railway was far from a success in its early years, beset by higher than expected construction costs and intense competition from rival companies. After making drastic cuts, with consequent effects on services, the company merged with the Birmingham & Derby and the Midland County Railways in 1844 to form the Midland Railway. Charles Tee is listed in Robinson's Railway Directory of 1841 as one of the director's of the North Midland Railway, hence the lavish case bearing his name. Scarce, with just two institutional copies traced, at the British Library and Manchester University.

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        Vue De New York. Prise de Weahawk, A View of New-York, taken from Veahawk./ Garneray pinx.t/ Himely sulp/ A Paris chez Hocquart Succr. de Basset rue St. Jacques No. 64./ Depose'

      New York, 1840. No Binding. Very Good. 14 ½ x 17 5/8 inches. Aquatint with fine hand color; excellent condition. Rare. An exquisite aquatint view of New York City and Harbor as seen from Weehawken, New Jersey, a popular vantage point for early views of the city. In the foreground are picnickers in a sylvan setting on the heights overlooking a ship-filled harbor and busy port city. The view evokes the majestic sweep New York's spacious, double-bayed harbor, and the subtle shading effects of the aquatint process are can be seen in rendering of cloud formations, in the delicacy of the large tree in the foreground, and in the play of light on the water. In the view the steeples of churches still dominate the skyline of the city. The appearance of the dome on the Merchants' Exchange seen in the southern extreme of the city, however, helps date the depiction. It was completed in 1827 but destroyed by fire in December 1835. Further, there is no trace on the view of the tower of the Presbyterian Church on Wall Street, which was destroyed by fire in September 1834 but rebuilt in 1835. Stokes, I.N.P. Iconography, III, p. 614, pl. 110; Deak, G.G. Picturing America, no. 433; Stokes & Haskell American Historical Prints, c.1834-E-38, pp. 78-79.

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        [Elderly gentleman on horseback surrounded by a pack of beagles and their handler

      London: circa 1840]. Engraving, by Edward Hacker (repaired tears to margins, occasionally affecting image area). 15 x 21 inches. 19 3/4 x 26 3/4 inches. A fine quality scene showing a beagling pack and their master. George Laporte "came from an artistic family... [and] turned to sport for the subjects of many of his paintings. He lived in London, exhibiting there from the age of seventeen. The proprietor of The Sporting Magazine used his work and later in life he was appointed animal painter to the King of Hanover and to the Duke of Cumberland" (Charles Lane British Racing Prints p.137. Lane British Sporting Prints p.137; Siltzer p.169.

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        The King's Highway

      London - Longman, Orme, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1840 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The complete set in their original publishers bindings, making upthis romantic, adventure novel fromEnglish novelist and historical writer, George Payne Rainsford James. First edition. George Payne Rainsford James was for many years British Consul at various places in the United States and on the Continent. He held the honorary office of British Historiographer Royal during the last years of William IV's reign, and published several official pamphlets. At an early age he began to write romances, and continued his production with such industry that his works reach to 100 volumes. His books had considerable and immediate popularity. Amonghis other worksare Richelieu, Philip Augustus, The Huguenot, Henry of Guise, and The Man at Arms. Complete in three volumes. Condition: In original publishers bindings. Externally, a trifle rubbed, with wear to extremities, and loss to the spine labels. Fading to the spines. All hinges are slightly strained. Internally, generally firmly bound, with some leaves working loose. Bright, with occasional instances of spotting, and handling marks throughout each volume. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Two Years Before the Mast.

      New York, Harper & Brothers. 1840 - First Edition. Thick 16mo, 483 pp., full dark blue levant, gilt anchors in corners and on back, inner dentelles gilt; original cloth covers (state "b" of the binding, tan muslin cloth and back-strip) bound in). In state 1 of this binding which includes the "Harper's Family Library," Nos. 1-105; 1-36; 1-27 on back cover. With an Autograph Letter. First Edition, First Issue, with all the points: dotted "in" in copyright notice, perfect running head at page 9, "CVI" on back-strip, and list on rear cover ending with 105. Some foxing, as usual, but in every way a most desirable copy of a great novel of American maritime adventure. Bound-in is a folded, full-page Autograph Letter Signed by Dana to C. E. Norton, from 1864. It reads as follows: "Salisbury, Conn. Oct. 19. 1864 My dear Norton You kindly offered me the opportunity to meet Prof. Smith. I hope I shall not lose it; but my duty to the great cause has sent me upon a campaign into this State. Where I speak every night until Saturday, when I return home. I should truly regret it, if this should lose me the privilege I have anticipated so long. Pray present me to Lieut. Ledyreich (?) with my best wishes for his recovery and my compliments to the ladies, & believe me truly yours, Rich. H. Dana Jr. Charles Eliot Norton, Esq." Norton (1827-1908) was a progressive, a social reformer, a professor of art at Harvard, and a noted author. A very exceptional copy of the book without the usual substantial foxing and poor condition resulting from multiple readings. BAL 4434. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cruise of the Frigate Columbia Around the World, Under the Command of Commodore George C. Read, 1838-1840

      Boston: Benjamin B. Mussey, 1840. RARE. Rebound in black buckrum with gilt title on spine. Mild foxing. 230pp + 2pp appendix. Henry Butcher, One of the Crew printed on title page.. Cloth. Very Good. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

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        SKETCHES OF YOUNG COUPLES;

      1840. By the Author of "Sketches of Young Gentlemen." With Six Illustrations by "Phiz." London: Chapman and Hall, 1840. 4 pp undated ads. Bound in three-quarter polished calf with marbled boards, gilt-decorated spine with black leather label, and matching marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. First Edition. SKETCHES OF YOUNG COUPLES was issued as a companion to Dickens's SKETCHES OF YOUNG GENTLEMEN, published in 1838 (and also to SKETCHES OF YOUNG LADIES by "Quiz," not by Dickens). The "present alarming crisis" referred to in the subtitle is Dickens's prediction that in 1840 the young ladies of England would rise up and demand matrimony of all eligible young men -- encouraged by the fact that it was leap year (when it was permissible for women to do the asking), and in particular by the fact that Queen Victoria had just announced her engagement with the rather forceful expression, "It is my intention to ally myself with Prince Albert of Saxe Coburg and Gotha." Per Dickens's preface, "...unless the excited female populace be speedily checked and restrained in their lawless proceedings, most deplorable results must ensue therefrom; among which may be anticipated a most alarming increase in the population of the country...".~These little volumes were originally issued in fragile pictorial grey-green wrappers, now very scarce. This copy was long ago bound (with the ads retained) in three-quarter polished calf with gilt-decorated spine and leather label. Condition is very good (some rubbing at the extremities; the Phiz plates are clean and sharp). Gimbel B87; Carr B474; Smith II pp 3-7.

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        THE SCENERY AND ANTIQUITIES OF IRELAND

      Published by George Virtue, 1840 (Circa.). Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Bartlett, W.H.. Good condition with no wrapper. Large format. 11 x 8". Two volumes in one. Full brown diced calf binding, gilt titles and decorations to spine. 118 b/w plates plus vignette (lacks portrait of Mr. Willis). 170 pages + 186 pages. Marbled endpapers. Front edge of spine cracked. Board edges worn. Covers scuffed. Bookplate of Francis T. Touzel of Jersey on front pastedown. Contents generally very good. [S]

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        Pl. 365 American Bittern 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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        Narrative of an Expedition to the Polar Sea, in the Years 1820, 1821, 1822, & 1823, Commanded by Lieutenant, Now Admiral Ferdinand Von Wrangell. Edited by Major Edward Sabine

      London: James Madden & Co 1840, 1st English Edition. () cxxxvii,413,2pp. Near fine. Octavo. Bound in original gilt stamped decorated cloth. Spine titled in gilt. Original yellow coated endpapers. Single large folding map in pocket in front board. All edges untrimmed. A really nice copy of a very scarce title. AB 18994. Howes E 151, TPL 7616. Account of a Russian exploring expedition sent out by the Admiralty to survey the continental coastline east of the Kolyma River and search for land, reported by local inhabitants for years, in the seas north of Chukotka. Descriptions of geography, climatology, and the ethnology of the region are included along with the first proper survey of the coast from Mys Shelagskiy to Kolyuchinskaya Guba and new surveys of the coast between the Indigirka and the Kolyma..

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        VOYAGE DANS L'INTERIEUR DE L'AMERIQUE DU NORD, EXECUTE PENDANT LES ANNEES 1832, 1833 ET 1834

      Paris: Arthus Bertrand, 1840-1843.. Three volumes. [4],383; [4],487; [4],410pp., plus sixty engravings on thirty plates, and a map of Fort Clark. Lacks the folding map. Half title in each volume. Contemporary three-quarter green morocco and cloth, gilt. Minor wear to extremities. Scattered foxing, moderately heavy at times. Very good. First French edition of this most important work of Western Americana, describing the travels of the German Prince Maximilian of Wied in the United States and on the upper Missouri River in 1832-34, accompanied by the Swiss artist, Karl Bodmer. Prince Maximilian was already an experienced naturalist and explorer in 1832, having made an important scientific expedition to Brazil in 1815-17. His preparations for his trip to North America included retaining the skilled artist, Karl Bodmer, to prepare illustrations of the journey. Arriving in the fall of 1832, the Prince travelled across Pennsylvania and the mid-West and ascended the Missouri River in the spring of 1833. He went as far upstream as the American Fur Company post of Fort Mackenzie in present-day Montana, and spent the winter at Fort Clark, near the Mandan Indian villages. During this prolonged stay, he and Bodmer had ample opportunity to observe the Indian tribes of the upper Missouri in their full glory, carefully recorded by Bodmer in watercolors. In the spring of 1834 they returned to Europe, and devoted the next five years to preparing the text and plates for this publication. Often eclipsed by the famous Bodmer atlas of the expedition, Maximilian's text remains one of the most important western travel narratives during the fur trade era, and a rare book in its own right. WAGNER-CAMP 76:2. HOWES M443a. EBERSTADT 113:508. CLARK III:115. RADER 3652 (ref). PILLING PROOF-SHEETS 2522. SABIN 47015.

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        Payne's Royal Dresden Gallery Being a Selection of Subjects Engraved after Pictures by the Great Masters . . . Two volumes

      Leipzig, Germany.: Leipzig and W. French of London.. Very Good. Hardcover. 4to - 27.5 x 21.5 cm.; Volume I: 164 numbered pages of text with 64 steel engraved plates. Volume II: 187 numbered pages of text with 72 steel engraved plates. The title continues (after the list of the Great Masters) as: ". . . with Accompanying Notices Consisting of Tales, Biographies etc". No date of publication is given though it is in the mid to late 1840's with a one volume American edition (Appleton) produced in the early 1860's. Both volumes are half bound with a marbled paper on the boards and a dark green leather on the spines and fore corners. Six panels are present on the spines with gilt lettering in the second and third panels from the top and gilt decorations at the spine head and tail panels with a dentilled gilding on the bands. The gilding on the bands is dulled and rubbed in contrast to the rest of the spine gilding which is bright. All tissue protectors are present with the exception of the one for the "Dresden" plate facing page 4 of Volume One; it is missing. The tissue protectors for "The Madonna of St. Sixtus" plate facing page 126 of Volume One is missing a small piece of the front fore corner and the tissue protector for "The Hermit" plate facing page 100 of Volume Two has an internal tear at the top. In Volume One, an erratum should be noted that the plate "Dutch Boors" is listed as facing page 44 in the contents but actually is facing page 19. Foxing is present though restricted to the page margins with some (~10 to 15) plates showing some foxing on the blank sides though it does tend to be milder and less pronounced in these instances. The text block head edge of both volumes is gilt and retains much of the original sheen. The board edges are rubbed with loss of the marbled paper on the tail edges and the leather corners are bumped with wear and rubbing. The spine tips are similar though more so on the tail. The tail edge of the front board of Volume One is bumped in the middle. The binding is very supple with solid hinges and text block. Both volumes present well. A handsome and desirable set. Digital images of any aspect are available upon request. .

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        The State of Religion and Education in New South Wales

      London,: J.Cross and Simpkin, Marshall., 1840.. Octavo, with a folding map and folding tables; an excellent copy, complete with the errata slip, in the original cloth. First Edition. Burton was a judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, whose views on the moral decline of colonial society were a significant influence in the Transportation debate of the 1830's.

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        The Zoology of the Voyage of HMS Beagle,

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

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        The Complete Herbal

      Thomas Kelly, London 1840 - MISSING Light brown covers stained at foot , darker brown spine and corners.Some shelfwear and top corners chipped. Marbled epps. Title-page cutaway at top right corner but no text missing. Portrait of Culpeper and Red Lion House, Spitalfields facing title-page.Coloured engravings dated 1835. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Ladies’ Flower-Garden of Ornamental Annuals

      London: William Smith, 1840. London 1840. xvi, iv, 271 pages plus 48 magnificent handcoloured copper plates (by Day & Haghe, lithographers to the Queen). Some minor foxing to first ten plates and very minor foxing in text. Original green half-morroco. Very minor edgewear. Otherwise very good.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good-. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        The Ladies' Flower Garden of Ornamental Annuals

      London:: William Smith,, 1840.. First edition.. Hardcover. Very Good+. xvi, iv, 272, plus the 48 hand-coloured plates. Plain endpapers faintly stained, with some puckering to the rear pastedown. Contents very good, plates brilliant: some soiling to the first text page, and the inner margins of some plates have grey toning, and in one case a repair, and a few have light soiling to the fore-edge. Quarto, all edges gilt, in 19thC green half calf, spine with five raised bands and gilt titles, compartments ruled and with floral decoration in gilt: bright, clean and firm. [Also in stock, in matching binding - Mrs Loudon's Flower Garden of Ornamental Bulbous Plants.] [Heavy Item]

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        SAMMLUNG VON FABELN UND ERZAHLUNGEN aus vaterlandischen Dichtern. Ein Geschenk für die Jugend. (A Present for Youth)

      Berlin, Winckelmann und Söhne, circa 1840.. Edition unknown circa 1840, 165 x 106 mm, 6½ x 4 1/8 inches, spine neatly taped long ago with dark red cloth, buff boards with black decorative border and lettering to upper cover, lower board with same border and floral vignette, pages iv + 92. Beautiful hand coloured lithograph frontispiece of a little girl being shown a caged siskin. 15 other very attractive nicely hand coloured litho plates, some of fables, some accompanying the poems printed here. A collection of fables and stories from national poets. 72 poems many of which are on animal subjects in the manner of fables, some merely on animals and some unconnected. Corners and board edges slightly worn, free endpapers front and rear removed, name on front pastedown, vertical binding crease to title page with 3 mm (1/8 inch) closed tear at tip, neatly repaired on reverse, occasional light foxing or browning, not affecting plates, some pale margin fingermarks, ink word written by child in 1 margin, slight small stain to as couple of text pages. A good copy of a scarce and charming children's book. First published undated in 1833, we have been unable to establish whether or not it was reprinted. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        AMERICAN SCENERY -L'AMÉRIQUE PITTORESQUE, ou vues des terres, des lacs et des fleuves des États-Unis d'Amérique.

      - Londres, Georges Virtue / Paris, Ferrier, 1840. 22x28 cm. Edition en 2 volumes richement illustrée de 121 gravures sur acier exécutées d'après les dessins de M. W. H. Bartlett (2 frontispices, 1 portrait de l'illustrateur, 1 carte et 117 gravures hors-texte). Tranches dorées. Reliures de l'époque en pleine basane rouge. Dos à 4 nerf portant le titre et la tomaison en lettres dorées. Plats ornés d'encadrements dorés. Quelques feuillets de texte brunis en fin d'ouvrage, cependant gravures propres. Un accroc au dos du tome 1 et quelques traces de frottement sur les reliures, sinon ensemble complet, en très bon état et de toute beauté.

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        "What cheer Brother? Mayhah you'r taking an Observation. No bless you I'm only taking a bit of a sketch!"

      England, ca. 1840. Image 12 x 7-3/4 inches, matted and framed to 18-1/4 x 14-1/4 inches overall. Pen and ink and watercolor on paper, initialled "HH".

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        The Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet; Containing an Account of the Cruel Civil Wars between the Houses of Orleans and Burgundy; of the Possession of Paris and Normandy by the English; Their Expulsion Thence Beginning At the Year MCCCC. , Where That of Sir John Froissart Finishes, and Ending At the Year MCCCCLXXVII. , and Continued by Others to the Year MDXVI

      London, William Smith, 1840. 1st Edition in this form. Description: 2 volumes. Illus. 26 cm. "Observations on the chronicle of Enguerrand de Monstrelet, by M. De Foncemagne": vol. 1, p. Xxxv-xxxvi. Subjects: France--History--House of Valois, 1328-1589. Notes: Vol. 1 had added t. -p. Illustrated in colors. "The life of Monstrelet; with an essay on his chronicles, by M. Dacier": vol. 1, p. Xxi-xxxiv. Finely bound both in the original aniline calf over marble boards; professionally and very synpathetically re-spined. Raised bands with morocco labels and uniform tooling to the compartments. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        The Scenery and Antiquities of Ireland

      London: George Virtue,, [c.1840]. Illustrated from Drawings by W. H. Bartlett. The literary portion of the work by N. P. Willis, and J. Stirling Coyne. 2 volumes, tall quarto (272 × 216 mm). Contemporary green half morocco, titles and decoration to spines, raised bands, green cloth boards, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. With 1 map, 2 engraved title pages and 118 steel engraved plates. Bookplate to front pastedowns, some occasional light foxing, an excellent copy. First published in 1842. A particularly fine collection of plates.

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        Album von Oberösterreich und Salzburg in 39 Ansichten mit erläuterndem Texte

      Salzburg, Baldi, ca. 1840.. Mit 39 Stahlstich-Ansichten. 2 Bl., 125, 64 S. Lwd. d. Zt. mit Blindprägung und goldgeprägtem Titel auf Vorderdeckel. 23,5 x 19,5 cm. Nebehay-W. 67. - Enthält folgende Ansichten: Salzburg von Mülln, Mozart-Denkmal, Hofbrunnen, Kirchhof St. Peter, Sommerreitschule, Fürstenzimmer auf Hohensalzburg, Neutor, Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg vom Kreuzberge bei Aigen, Aigen, Hellbrunn mit dem Untersberg, Schloss Anif, Berchtesgaden, Königssee, Hallein, Schwarzbach-Fall bei Golling, Engpass Lueg, Werfen, Lendner Wasserfall, Wildbad Gastein, Schleierfall bei Gastein, Krimmelfall, St. Gilgen, St. Wolfgang, Ischl von Theresienshütte, Ischl von der Seite des Praters, Hallstadt, Waldbachstrub, Gosausee mit dem Dachstein, Weißenbach am Attersee, Mondsee, Ebensee, Traunkirchen mit dem Spitzelstein, Gmunden, Traunfall, Linz vom Jägermair, Linz von der Straßer-Au, Salzburg vom Mönchsberg und Vorstadt Stein. - Meist nur wenig stockfleckig.

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        COSTUMES SUISSES Dessine´s d'après Nature

      Paris, London, Berlin, New York: Goupil & Comp, 1840 approx. Hardcover. Very Good. Hand coloured lithographed plates (25) heightened with gum printed one side of leaf only. Large octavo blindstamped pebbled navy cloth gilt titled to cover, lower cover with coat of arms gilt (rubbed/tips slightly bumped). Title page lithographed in red and blue with gilt text & decoration and silver Swiss cross + 25 pages of plates printed on light card stock on beige ground. A few plates with minor foxing & minor dusting to margins, the front free endpaper is loose and both endpapers are oxidized to the outer edges. Inscription to free endpaper, Mary Jane Bruce Goode, A Present from Mr. Butcher April 2nd 1869. *Costumed figures and paler background beautifully hand coloured (Colas 2839).

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        SCHLOSS'S ENGLISH BIJOU ALMANAC FOR 1841

      London: A. Schloss, [1840]. Some discoloration to bottom of box, else fine. Miniature book (3/4" x 9/16"). 62p. Literary contributions by Hon. Mrs. Norton. Illustrated with portraits of Napoleon, Caroline Norton, Princess Marie of Hesse, Taglioni, Sheridan Knowles, and a view of Caernarvon Castle. Bound in full dark maroon leather densely gilt with with circular white title onlay gilt on covers, a.e.g. Housed in matching slipcase. All house in original straight grained morocco hinged box with metal clasp, lined in velvet and silk Welsh 2660; Schloss. Bijou Almanac 1839-1843.

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        The Zoology of the Voyage of HMS Beagle,

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

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        l'Abbesse de Castro

      Bruxelles, Société Belge de Librairie 1840.. kl.-8°. 262 S. HLn. d. Zt. Mit hs. Rückensch. Die erste Buchausgabe erschien im Jahr zuvor 1839 in Paris.

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        The Shooting Party - Ranton Abbey

      [London]: [circa 1840]. Mixed-method engraving, coloured by hand, by William Henry Simmons. 19 3/4 x 28 inches. 22 1/4 x 31 inches. A fine image recalling one of the first great Victorian shooting estates. Ranton Abbey estate in Staffordshire, England, was owned by the Earl of Lichfield. In the early part of the rich 19th-century, landowners vied with each other to create preserves for game, improve their coverts and produce ever large bags at shooting parties. The Earl spent large sums of money on improving his estate and during the 1830s held a series of great shooting parties which made Ranton a centre for Liberal sporting hospitality. Sir Francis Grant often shot with the Earl and the original from which this print is taken still hangs in the present Earl of Lichfield's house at Shugborough. The people pictured include the first Earl of Lichfield, Lord Melbourne, then Prime Minister, Lord Sefton and the Earl of Uxbridge. Sir Francis Grant was largely self-taught, primarily through imitating Velazquez. His early works were primarily to do with fox hunting, but, as demonstrated here, he had an exceptional capacity for portraiture. He painted an equestrian portrait of Lord Melbourne and Queen Victoria and this proved to be the beginning of an enormously successful career painting portraits of most of Britain's most prominent men and women, including the Royal family and several prime ministers, Siltzer p.131.

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        Sketches from the Washington Races on October 1840 by An Eye Witness

      London?: no date, but circa 1840]. Folio. (22 x 15 inches). Without title or text (as published). 3 fine hand-coloured lithographed plates by and after Newdegate. Unbound as issued in original oatmeal paper wrappers, lithographic title on upper cover. Modern black cloth box, black morocco lettering piece. A very fine copy of this rare color-plate work, describing in three plates, with explanatory rhymed quatrains beneath, the course of a race, with black jockeys, run at Washington race course, Charleston, South Carolina in October 1840. The gray mare wins by a large margin, having been pushed all the way to the winning post by her jockey. The descriptive verses beneath each plate describe the race:1. 'At the tap of the drum they jump of from the stand, / Be the track deep in mud or heavy with sand, / At a pace which at once makes fast ones extend, / And e'en the best winded cry bellows to mend.'2. 'And now they have reach'd the third mile, second heat, / The mare is still going, the horse is dead beat; / Says Sambo "Me know how Massa him do it, / So me gib him de whip, and make him stick to it."'3. 'Now the Winner comes in decidedly blown, / Tho 'ere two miles were done the race was her own, / But they go the whole hog in this western clime, / When they've beaten the field they run against time.'The mention of 'western clime' allied with the first line of the verse on the upper cover ('British Steeds that you're fastest I've not a doubt') both suggest that the present series was published in Britain. If this is the case then London seems the most likely city of origin for this excellent series.The Washington Race Course was established in 1735 and until its sale in 1900 was the oldest race track in the world. The South Carolina Jockey Club Spring and Fall race meetings here were one of the highlights of the Charleston season. The first day's races were run in four, the second in three and the third in two-mile heats. On the disbanding of the South Carolina Jockey Club, the piers from the entrance of the Washington Race Course were given to Belmont Park, New York, where they still stand today. The proceeds from the sale of the course were passed to the Charleston Library Society for use as an acquisition fund which is still known as the 'Jockey Club Fund'.Unrecorded. Not in any of the standard bibliographies.

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

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

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        Herculanum et Pompei; Recueil General des Peintures, Bronzes, Mosaiques, etc

      Paris -Librairie De firmin-Didot Freres, 1840 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce set of archaeological works, exploring the many mosaiques, antiquities and buildings unearthedin the lost ancient cities of both Herculanum and Pompei; adorned with many beautifully engraved plates. Pompeii along with Herculaneum and many villas in the surrounding area, were mostly destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Written in French. Volumes one to seven of the original eight. V. I. Peintures, Premiere serie:Decorations architecturales V. II. Peintures, Deuxieme serie:Compositions de plusieurs figures V. III. Peintures, Deuxieme et Cinquieme series:Tableaux, Paysages V. IV. Peintures, Troisieme serie:Figures isoleesV. V. Peintures, Quatrieme et Sixie`me series:Frises, Mosaiques V. VI. Bronzes, Premiere serie:Statues V. VII. Bronzes, Deuxieme et Troisieme series: Bustes, LampesAfter thick layers of ash covered the two towns, they were abandoned and eventually their names and locations were forgotten. The first time any part of them was unearthed was in 1599, when the digging of an underground channel to divert the river Sarno ran into ancient walls covered with paintings and inscriptions. Herculaneum was properly rediscovered in 1738 by workmen digging for the foundations of a summer palace for the King of Naples, Charles of Bourbon. Pompeii was rediscovered as the result of intentional excavations in 1748 by the Spanish military engineer Rocque Joaquin de Alcubierre. These towns have since been excavated to reveal many intact buildings and wall paintings. Charles of Bourbon took great interest in the findings even after becoming king of Spain because the display of antiquities reinforced the political and cultural power of Naples. Featuring one-hundred and twelve leaves of plates to volume one; ninety to volume two; eighty-eight to volume three; one-hundred and twenty-three to volume four; ninety-two to volume five,including a beautifully hand-coloured plate, andone that is folding; one-hundred and ten to volume six; andone-hundred and twenty-two to volume seven. Collated complete- where collation is available, which is to all aside volume one. Condition: In contemporary paper covered binding, with calf spine labels. Externally, all volumes are rubbed, with wear to the extremities and boards. Sunning and chipping to the head and tail of the spines, as well as damp staining to the spines of all volumes, aside from two. Small ink marks to the front board of volume five, and loss to volume two's spine label. Slight straining to the front hinge of volume seven. Internally, all volumes are generally firmly bound, although with some leaves working loose to volume five and two. All volumes are bright, although with light instances of background foxing throughout. Some leaves are uncut and there is marginal tide marks to volume two. Overall: GOOD.

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