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        Sverige framstäldt i teckningar.

      Tvåhundratjugofyra litografier med text. Stockholm, W. Lundeqvist & komp. Tryckt hos L. J. Hjerta, 1840. 8:o. (4),+ 38,+ 16,+ 20,+ 6,+ 6,+ 11,+ 20,+ 16,+ 24,+ 14,+ 12,+ 8,+ 4,+ 10,+ 18,+ 6,+ 8,+ 24,+ 6 s.+ 224 litograferade planscher. Samtida helt svart något nött marokängband med guldornerad rygg och dito pärmar, inre bordure, helt guldsnitt, ryggen med små diskreta lagningar i falsen. Fosterländsk dikt i bläck på försättsbladet. Planscherna till Stockholm, Skåne och Norrland med fuktrand i marginalen, samt texten till Stockholm, Västergötland och Lappland med fläckar, i övrigt ett rent och komplett exemplar. Stockholm med eget separat titelblad

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        Le messager d´amour / Le petit coquin / Le peintre / L àne(?) stiné / Le chien fidèle / A la chasse

      About 1840-1850. Wooden box + 3 (of 6) hand coloured lithographic sheets + 24 wooden cubes. All sides of the cubes are covered with hand coloured lithographic paper. Wooden box 20 x 15, 5 x 5,5 cm. The lithographic sheets as well as the assembled cubes ca 14 x 9,5 cm. The cubes are 22 mm on all six sides. The wooden box is covered with brown paper except for the frame at the top which is painted black. Also, black paper is pasted to one side of the bottom part of the box, and light brown paper is pasted underneath the bottom of the box. Metal ornamentations in gilt in two of the corners at the top of the box. Decorated gilt bands along the inside edge of both the top- and bottom part of the box. White paper covers the interior of the box. The box has a hasp. The box is worn. The box halves are separated, since the hinges are missing. Parts of the pasted papers are rubbed off, both on the inside and the outside. Some dirt and staining to the inside paper. Some discolouring to the gilt bands. A few creases and a couple of short tears to the lithographic sheets. Some stains to the versos. Three sheets are missing. Slight wear and some minor spots to the cubes. Three of the lithographic paper caps are missing. One cap is slightly shifted.. A wonderful block puzzle with six different scenes. A boy going out to hunt, watched by two girls; a girl executing a painting of another girl; a country scene with a dog, a horse, a child and a woman; a message of love in a park including two girls and a boy; an idylic scene with a woman, children and a lamb in the woods: two girls and dogs playing around with a donkey. The cubes are housed in an openable wooden box with glas and a framework at the top making the whole thing look like a framed artwork. The hand coloured lithographic sheets works as blueprints on how to assemble the cubes. Each scene has a caption in french below the image. The game is probably of french origin

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        Pl. 383 Trumpeter Swan (Young) The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories

      New York: Audubon, J.J. , 1840-44. Matted in Ivory Rag Board First Royal Octavo Fine condition with bright original hand-coloring Original hand-colored lithograph 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 Audubon's The Birds of America (6.5 x 10.25 inches). Includes the text and Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books Certificate of Authenticity. The Royal Octavo Edition of The Birds of America represents John James Audubon's desire to create a democratic 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 America's birds, Audubon chose to offer a miniature version of The Birds of America. In addition, as a revolutionary entrepreneur Audubon wanted to create another revenue stream for his family. As is the case with prolific and independent artists, Audubon continued to improve upon a body of work which many viewed as perfection. During the mid 19th century, there were no photomechanical means of reproduction, which meant 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 into 500 renewed images. Each bird was hereby presented as single species. Groups of heretofore unrelated birds were separated and divided according to species, and thus now presented either on a new botanical perch or within a renewed landscape. These Royal Octavo-sized birds were not portrayed life-sized, as they were for the Double Elephant Folio Edition. Each bird was now sized to scale on the Octavo (6.5 x 10.25 inch) page. With this slight alteration, Audubon created a perfected composition, and offered vignetted view of the bird 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 one of the compositions 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 America's 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. 100 individual packets of 5 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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        Raccolta di viaggi dalla scoperta del nuovo continente fino a' d? nostri giorni. Compilata da F. C. Marmocchi.

      Prato, Fratelli Giachetti, 1840. 15 volumi in 8vo a formare un'opera in 18 tomi cos? composta: 6 volumi relativi ai "Viaggi al Nuovo Continente" (tomi I, II, V, X, XI, XII), 2 volumi relativi ai "Viaggi in Oriente" (tomi III, IV), 6 volumi relativi ai "Viaggi in Asia", (tomi VI - XIV insieme, VII - XVI insieme, VIII, IX, XIII, XV) 1 volume relativo ai "Viaggi in Africa" (tomi XVII - XVIII insieme). Opera completa. L'insieme dei volumi ? per un complessivo di oltre 7500 pagine e contiene 156 tavv. in b/n f. t. protette da veline, relative a ritratti e costumi, citt? e piante, leg. in mz. pelle bordeaux con piatti in cartonato rosso, marrone e nero marmorizz., dorso in pelle a quattro nervi con titoli e piccoli ornamenti in oro. Molto caotica ? la suddivisione dei tomi, essendoci i tomi relativi alla raccolta e i tomi relativi ai viaggi all'interno dell'opera, a loro volta organizzati in un primo e in un secondo volume oppure in volume unico; ulteriore disordine ? poi creato dal fatto che i tomi dell'opera non sono consequenziali in relazione ai viaggi. D'altro canto quest'opera rappresenta una straordinaria lezione in merito a culture e civilt? lontanissime, di cui (e ci? anche mediante la raccolta delle relazioni dei pi? importanti esploratori e viaggiatori, arricchite da documenti e note critiche) vengono descritte usanze e tradizioni, invenzioni e attivit? produttive, con notizie sui popoli e sul contesto geografico. La lettura facile e esauriente al tempo stesso si rivela ricchissima di spunti, facendo di questa ricerca un importantissimo lavoro di studio. (Bibliografia: Gresse IV, 406). Edizione originale in ottimo stato di conservazione.

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        Laws of the General Assembly...Commonwealth Pennsylvania...1840-1971

      1840. [Pennsylvania]. Laws of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Passed at the Session of 1840 [-1971]. Published by Authority. Harrisburg: William D. Boas [and others], 1840-1971. Some years missing (see below). Together 93 books. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). 1840-97 volumes: Contemporary quarter sheep over paper, lettering pieces to spines, several rebacked in buckram, som evolumes have hand-lettered sppines. Moderate shelfwear, some hinges cracked, internally clean; 1901-1911 volumes: Contemporary law calf, red and black lettering pieces to spine. Moderate shelfwear, boards detached from two volumes, several joints and hinges cracked but secure,internally clean; 1913-1971 volumes: Original buckram, reed and black lettering pieces to spines. Light shelfear and soiling, internally clean. Alll volumes have owner signatures and owner stamps to preliminaries. * This set is missing the following years: 1845, 1856, 1863-1867, 1872-1873 and 1876. Babbitt, Hand-List of Legislative Sessions and Session Laws 426-427.

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        Pl. 404 King Duck (Male & Female) The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories

      New York: Audubon, J.J. , 1840-44. Matted in Ivory Rag Board The First Royal Octavo Fine condition with bright original hand-coloring Original hand-colored lithograph 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 Audubon's The Birds of America (6.5 x 10.25 inches). Includes the text and Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books Certificate of Authenticity. The Royal Octavo Edition of The Birds of America represents John James Audubon's desire to create a democratic 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 America's birds, Audubon chose to offer a miniature version of The Birds of America. In addition, as a revolutionary entrepreneur Audubon wanted to create another revenue stream for his family. As is the case with prolific and independent artists, Audubon continued to improve upon a body of work which many viewed as perfection. During the mid 19th century, there were no photomechanical means of reproduction, which meant 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 into 500 renewed images. Each bird was hereby presented as single species. Groups of heretofore unrelated birds were separated and divided according to species, and thus now presented either on a new botanical perch or within a renewed landscape. These Royal Octavo-sized birds were not portrayed life-sized, as they were for the Double Elephant Folio Edition. Each bird was now sized to scale on the Octavo (6.5 x 10.25 inch) page. With this slight alteration, Audubon created a perfected composition, and offered vignetted view of the bird 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 one of the compositions 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 America's 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. 100 individual packets of 5 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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        Historia de las islas de Africa. Version castellano por una Sociedad literaria

      Barcelona, Fomento o. J. [ca. 1840].. Tit., 352 S. Mit insges. 28 Stahlstich-Taf. HLdr. d. Zt. Berieb. Taf. stockfl. - (Panorama universal) EA Angeb.: CHARLIER, V. Historia de las islas Madagascar, Borbon y Mauricio. Version castellan par una sociedad literaria. Ebda. o. J. 52 S.

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        Dansk Atlas. Kjöbenhavn og dets Omegn. Kopenhagen, (um 1840). 1 Bl., 59 Kupferstichtafeln. 4°. Marmor. Hldr. d. Zt. m. RVerg. (etw. lichtrandig).

      Zeigt Schlösser und Palais, Kirchen, Schulen, Häfen, Brücken, Frederiksberg, Paläste, Straßenzüge u.a. aus Kopenhagen, sowie Gesamtansichten von Städten der Umgegend.- 1 Tafel montiert.

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        (1813 - 1890). Burgruine. Aquarell von 1840. 23,5 x 30 cm. Unten rechts signiert und datiert. Passend gerahmt.

      Aus der Wiener Zeit des Künstlers.- Burgruine am grauen Berggipfel.- Auf Karton montiert, 2 kleine Einrisse oben, Ecken beschnitten, etwas stockfleckig.

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        Leipzig. Kolor. eiweißgeh. Lithographie. Um 1840. 25 x 37 cm.

      Hübsche Gesamtansicht der Stadt, am Fluß im Vordergrund ein Angler neben einer wandernden Familie, im rechten Vordergrund zwei Jungen an einen Baumstamm gelehnt, im rechten Mittelgrund Spaziergänger und eine Schafherde.- Knapp beschnitten, auf Pappe montiert.

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        [Les Introuvables (ou presque)] Oeuvres complètes de Buffon avec les supplémens augmentées de la classification de G. Cuvier accompagnées de belles gravures sur acier

      Paris: La sté bibliophile, 1840. relié. 14x21,5cm. Edition dite à "La société bibliophile". Reliures en demi chagrin rouge, dos à quatre nerfs ornés de caissons dorés, gardes et contreplats de papier à motifs de losanges, reliures de l'époque. Les oeuvres complètes se composent ainsi : Les tomes 1 à 9 : "Histoire naturelle" de Buffon Les tomes 10 à 12 : "Histoire des quadrupèdes ovipares, des serpents, des poissons et des cétacés" Les tomes 13 à 15 : "Volumes de planches" comportant l'ensemble complet des 272 magnifiques planches aquarellées et gommées. Notre exemplaire est bien complet dans les tomes 1 et 2 des 4 cartes dépliantes rehaussées en couleurs, et en frontispice du tome 13 du portrait de Buffon (comportant une discrète restauration marginale. Petites rousseurs éparses. Très bel ensemble remarquablement coloré à l'époque. - La sté bibliophile, Paris _s.d. ( circa 1840, 14x21,5cm, 15 volumes reliés. - Les Introuvables (ou presque) 15 volumes reliés

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        The history of photography as seen through the Spira collection

           Demonstrates the technological development of photography through the collection's unparalleled 20,000+ items of photographic equipment, photographica, and images including historic cameras and viewing devices. Offered is example no. 26, of 30 made for the signed and numbered, deluxe limited edition, complete in near fine condition, justification leaf with handwritten 26, initialed and signed by Fed Spira, additionally signed by co-authors, Jonathan Spira and Eaton Lothrop; in the publisher's brown morocco leather board covers sewn with handmade Rives endpapers, spine with gold leaf letters, sleeved in the matching brown morocco leather board lined slipcase. SIGNIFICANCE: This overview of the development of photography from its beginnings to the early 1990s focuses on the complex design history of its devices and is regarded as an essential book in the photographic literature, the trade edition widely collected, regarded as, "one of the most important photo-history books of the last quarter century" (Todd Gustavson). The deluxe limited edition is virtually unobtainable. Spira's remarkable collection is extensively documented for the first time. Among the many significant and fascinating items: a very early daguerreotype of a nature scene, (a country road), taken in 1840, the image of an 1858 clock salesman's traveling case, showing 16 clocks with prices, believed the first known instance of the use of photography in advertising, the Pistolgraph, a secret camera made by Thomas Skaife in the late 1850s to look like a pistol, the Praxinoscope, a coin-operated, table-top device from the 1880s that played tunes synchronized with rotating variant images, giving the viewer a sense of motion, and the first digital camera model, the Kodak DCS (introduced in 1991). FRED SPIRA: important in the history of photography, as owner of Spiratone, an exceptionally influential photographic accessories business with unique production relationships with the Japanese photographic industry, and as a historian of photographic devices, initiated by curatorship of his collection and archive formed since the 1960s. He is credited with helping, "standardize modern camera equipment" (D. Hevesi, NY Times obituary) through production and design of high quality accessories, including the proprietary interchangeable T-system lense mounts for 35mm SLR cameras and "the first Through-the-Lens (TTL) metering system for still cameras" (D. Goldes). CONDITION DETAIL: Justification Leaf: Fine. Pages: two scattered sheets with a tiny bottom corner crease: several chapter division sheets with trace pale-blue spotting intrinsic to production, otherwise very fine, including text-block edges. Boards: upper corner of lower side with trace rub: light rubs to foot of spine and a small trace rub to crown. Binding: true, reliable and very good: first gathering with beginning gutter separation but solid: upper joint slightly rubbing when pages turned. Case: About Near Fine: Spine-Back with trace rubs to foot and crown, a spine edge area with slight rub, the lower side with scattered light edge rubs. SIZE: 312 x 248 mm (12.28 x 9.76 inches). PAGINATION: Complete, 234 pages: [2] pages, justification sheet for limited edition; (1-11), preliminaries, including the double-page photographic title page spread, contents, pages 4-5, foreword, p. 7, and preface, p. 9; 12-231 pages, text, profusely illustrated with color photographic reproductions of items from the collection, a Spira appreciation by longtime employee, B. Danis, pp. 223-225, Bibliography, pp. 226-227, index, pp. 228-231, and (1) page, publishing-copyright. Each page of its thirteen chapters is illustrated with color photos with detailed captions: title and chapter division sheets are illustrated with double-page photographic spreads on black coated paper with printed white letters: many reproductions are in special layouts displaying a series of related photographic devices and gadgets. PUBLISHING: The limited edition made with deluxe materials was originally priced at $2,500.00 and is limited to 30 signed and numbered examples, this example, no. 26, signed as called for on the justification page by the three co-authors, (each in different pen & ink); printed in Singapore by Tien Wah Press on 170 GSM Nymolla matte paper with Fournier MT and Trade Gothic typefaces, book design by Michelle Dunn Marsh, photographs of the collection by Stefan Hagen and Caroline Lee, a personal appreciation" by longtime assistant, Bernard Danis. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.          

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        Estelle

      Paris: Marcilly, (c. 1840). (iv), 228pp. Frontispiece and six full page plates from engravings. Florian's pastoral is printed here by Firmin Didot Frères. In a superb unsigned binding of brown morocco with panelled onlays of blue morocco. Each panel bears a repeating pattern of fritillaria flowers tooled in gilt with tiny red onlays for the petals. Spine in five compartments with gilt title and four fritillaria with dark blue onlaid petals. Edges tooled in gilt. Gilt floral turn-ins. Metallic silver doublures and endleaves with a repeating pattern of fuschia fleurs-de-lys. A.e.g. A fine copy of a famous miniature in sumptuous binding. (Welsh 2843; American Art Association 105; Mikrobiblion 98). (2 5/8 by 2; 62x52mm).

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        Female Beauty, As Preserved and Improved by Regimen, Cleanliness and Dress : and Especially by the Adaptation, Colour and Arrangement of Dress, As Variously Influencing the Forms, Complexion, and Expression of Each Individual

      New York : Scofield And Voorhies, 1840. 1st US Edition. Physical desc. : 400 p. , 12 leaves of plates : front. , 12 col. Ill. ; 20 cm. Subject: Beauty, Personal --Women --Health and hygiene --Clothing and dress. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked half cloth over boards. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling, with minor rubbing to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        PL. 370 GREAT AMERICAN WHITE EGRET (Male, Spring Plumage with Horned AgamaTapayaxin of Hernandez) The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories

      New York: Audubon, J.J. , 1840-44. Matted in Ivory Rag Board First Royal Octavo Fine condition with bright original hand-coloring Original hand-colored lithograph 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 Audubon's The Birds of America (6.5 x 10.25 inches). Includes the text and Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books Certificate of Authenticity. The Royal Octavo Edition of The Birds of America represents John James Audubon's desire to create a democratic 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 America's birds, Audubon chose to offer a miniature version of The Birds of America. In addition, as a revolutionary entrepreneur Audubon wanted to create another revenue stream for his family. As is the case with prolific and independent artists, Audubon continued to improve upon a body of work which many viewed as perfection. During the mid 19th century, there were no photomechanical means of reproduction, which meant 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 into 500 renewed images. Each bird was hereby presented as single species. Groups of heretofore unrelated birds were separated and divided according to species, and thus now presented either on a new botanical perch or within a renewed landscape. These Royal Octavo-sized birds were not portrayed life-sized, as they were for the Double Elephant Folio Edition. Each bird was now sized to scale on the Octavo (6.5 x 10.25 inch) page. With this slight alteration, Audubon created a perfected composition, and offered vignetted view of the bird 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 one of the compositions 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 America's 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. 100 individual packets of 5 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 a Tour through Armenia, Kurdistan, Persia and Mesopotamia, with an Introduction, and Occasional Observations upon the Condition of Mohammedanism and Christianity in those Countries

      New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1840. Very Good. Two volumes bound in one: frontispiece, 4 additional leaves of plates, 1 folded map, 1 full-page map, 2 in-text drawings; 18 cm. (7.25 inches). Contemporary half morocco with marbled paper over boards. Five spine compartments between raised bands with gilt rules. Gilt-tooled spine title: Tour in Turkey and Persia. All page edges speckled. Pale yellow endpapers. Folded map (approx. 80 x 33 cm.) of Mr. Southgate's route through Turkey and Persia engraved by Sherman & Smith. Armorial bookplate on front fixed endpaper for D.H. McAlpine, with the motto "Cuinich bas Alpine." Following the travel described here, the author became a missionary bishop for the Ottoman Empire. In Very Good Condition: edges rubbed; occasional foxing; a solid copy of this mid-19th-century travel work, which provides detailed descriptions of Islam as practised in the countries visited.

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        The Birds of Australia - The Birds of Australi. Supplement

      London: published for the author, printed by Richard and John E. Taylor, [1840-] 1848. - London: published by the author, [1851]-1869. 8 volumes. Folio (22 4/8 x 14 4/8 inches). 681 hand-colored lithographs, including three double-page, after John and Elizabeth Gould and H.C. Richter (intermittently and occasionally heavily spotted throughout volumes I-VII. Contemporary green morocco gilt, all edges gilt, by Bicker & Son; "Supplement" in half green morocco to style, original wrappers bound in at the end. Provenance: From the library of Sir John Franklin (1786-1847), FRGS, British Royal Naval Officer, Arctic Explorer, and Governor of Tasmania (1836-1843); gifted to Henry Elliot, Franklin's aide-de-camp; the bookplate of the University of Michigan on the front paste-down of each volume and their ink library stamps on the recto of the first blank, and the foot of the dedication leaf in volume I and the foot of the contents leaf in all other volumes; the bookplate of Albert May Todd (1850-1931) known as "the peppermint king" on the front paste-down of each volume; George M. Pflaumer, American bibliophile, his sale Sotheby's New York, June 3, 1997, lot 92. First editions. ORIGINAL SUBSCRIBER SIR JOHN FRANKLIN'S COPY. Gould collected the material for his magnum opus "The Birds of Australia" on journeys through Australia in 1838-1840: "I was naturally desirous of turning my attention to the Ornithology of some other region; and a variety of opportune and concurring circumstances induced me to select that of Australia, the birds of which, although invested with the highest degree of interest, had been almost entirely neglected… In the absence, then, of any general work on the Birds of Australia, the field was comparatively a new one, and of no ordinary degree of interest, from the circumstance of its being one of the finest possessions of the British Crown, and from its natural productions being as remarkable for the anomalous nature of their forms, as for their beauty, and the singularity of their habits." (Gould "Preface" to his "introduction to the Birds of Australia"). Arguably John Gould's largest and most important work, in part due to the time Gould spent in the field making his own observations: the text that accompanies the illustrations is by far the most accurate and detailed of all his works. In September 1838, the author and his artist wife, Elizabeth, arrived in Australia and spent the following eighteen months exploring Tasmania and the adjacent islands, South Australia, and new South Wales. Upon the discovery that she was pregnant, Elizabeth Gould resolved to remain in Tasmania while her husband set about discovering the birds of Australia's interior. She was to stay with the Governor of Van Diemen's land (Tasmania), John Franklin, during this time and became fast friends with the Governor's wife Jane, who had a reputation among the locals for being an unusually forthright and intrepid individual. She and her husband went on frequent expeditions by themselves, often 'roughing it', and on one occasion managed to get themselves lost. She helped to found the local University, Museum and Botanical Gardens. It is therefore not surprising that Captain Franklin should become a subscriber to the "Birds of Australia". With an AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY HENRY ELLIOT, FRANKLIN'S AIDE-DE-CAMP, dated April 1877, inserted in the first volume: "This copy of Gould's Birds of Australia belonged to Sir John Franklin to whom I was aide de camp, and in whose house, while Governor of Tasmania, Gould lived many months while making his collection. I had myself made a collection of the Birds of Tasmania, and gave many of the specimens to Gould. After the death of Sir J. Franklin's widow in 1876 this copy of the work was given to me by his niece . . ." Gould acknowledges the assistance of both Elliot and Franklin in his "Preface" to "The Birds of Australia". AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE SET WITH A DISTINGUISHED PROVENANCE. Anker 174, 179; "Fine Bird Books" p. 78; Nissen 370; Sauer 9, 18; Zimmer pp. 225-259. Catalogued by Kate Hunter..

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        THE CHURCH OF THE FATHERS

      London: J.C.F. & J. Rivington, 1840. First Edition. leather. Slight aging of text; joints rubbed but covers firm, tape shadows at head and heel of spine. Armorial bookplate of a priest on the front pastedown. Very Good and uncommon. Small octavo (4-1/4" x 6-3/4") bound in contemporary full brown pebbled morocco by Fazakerley of Liverpool, "Bookbinder to H.M. the King." This early work by the author of APOLOGIA PRO VITA SUA and an early proponent of the Oxford Movement was published without identification of its author on the title page. We don't know if the claim of binding for the king is true, but we do know that Fazakerley was hired by Brigham Young to bind the First British Edition of THE BOOK OF MORMON.

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        Grand Chemin de la Postérité

      c.1840. The Great Way To PosterityAn Extremely Scarce PanoramaCaricaturing French Literary Stars[PANORAMA]. ROUBAUD, Benjamin aka BENJAMIN. Grand Chemin de la Postérité. Les gens de lettres. [Paris]: Chez Aubert, n.d. [1840]. Quarto. A single, hand-colored lithograph, 270 x 2790 mm, comprised of six complimentary tableaus folded to 270 x 235 mm. Small piece (1 x 3/16 inch) chipped away from lower fore-edge of last scene, not affecting image or text.Contemporary quarter crimson roan over crimson decorative paper boards, front cover lettered in gilt. Wear to extremities. Some light foxing and staining, but still an excellent example of this incredible panorama, unbelievably scarce in any condition. Housed in a quarter red morocco clamshell case.Grand Chemin de la Postérité was simultaneously issued as two separate panoramic lithographs, here les gens de lettres featuring those depicted are: Hugo, T. Gauthier, Cassagnac, Francis Wey, Paul Fouché, Eugène Sue, A. Dumas, La Martine, Soulié, Balzac, Alf de Vigny, Viennet, Kar, Monsieur Ancelot, Madam Ancelot, Goslan, Germ. Delavigne, Mery, Scribe, Bayard, Melesville, Dupin, Rosier, Lauzanne, Duvert, P...., and other luminaries of French letters; the other as Galerie d'artistes des théâtres parisiens featuring French theatrical figures of the era including Taglioni, Grisi, Elssler, Gautier, etc.No auction records in ABPC. OCLC/KVK record only one copy in institutional holdings worldwide, at the BNF. It is unlikely in the extreme that another copy in this series will come to market at any time soon.Benjamin Roubaud (known as "Benjamin") was a painter, lithographer and caricaturist, born in Roquevaire (Bouches-du-Rhone) in June 1811, died at Algiers January 14, 1847.He studied painting in Paris with Louis Hersent. From 1833 to 1847, he exhibited at the Salon des tables types, landscapes, portraits, still lifes in the manner of the masters, and earned an honorable place as a painter. After 1840 , he was correspondent in Algiers for the magazine L'Illustration, and at the end of his life concentrated on Algerian subjects.It was as a caricaturist that he showed the fullness of his talent. Along with artists like Daumier and Grandville, he worked from 1830 to 1835 at La Caricature and Charivari, the illustrated satirical newspaper run by Philipon (whose portrait he supported), as well as in other newspapers as The Method . From 1839 to 1841, he created portrait-panoramas of the most striking personalities of the era in the arts and literature that remain historical documents. Amongst these is Great Way To Posterity, published in two series: theater; and here novelists; each series comprised of six panels that unfold, accordion-style, into a vivid tableau. "Benjamin Roubaud... sketched with care, charm, and the interests of accuracy gave him a taste for caricature; he succeeds and he creates "(Emile Bayard, Caricature and cartoonists, p.125).

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Works of Shakespeare (The Pictorial Edition). 8 Vols: Comedies I & II; Histories I & II; Tragedies I & II; Biography; Doubtful Plays &c

      London: Charles Knight and Co.. Large 8vo.. H Vellum. Very Good. [c. 1840] 8 vols, all fully vellum-bound with leather title labels on the gilt-stamped spine. All edges gilt. The vellum has darkened on the spines and there is general light scratching and marking on the covers. Tragedies II has a large stain - looks like a wine stain on the rear cover which affects the spine edge for about 2 inches. Overall it is a handsome set; each volume is illustrated with numerous steel engravings, a pleasing mixture of real, topographical or art-historical images with the fantastical and the imagined. 37b

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster Books]
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        Les Français peints par eux-mêmes

      Paris: Léon Curmer, 1840. relié. 18x26cm. Edition originale. Reliures en demi basane brune jaspée, dos lisse avec titre et tomaison doré, décor au filets dorés, plats avec papier marbré, têtes dorées. Célèbre galerie de portraits gravés sur bois des classes sociales du XIXème siècle réalisés par les plus grands artistes de l'époque : Gavarni, Daumier, Delacroix, Grandville, Johannot, Bellangé, Charlet, Daubigny, Vernet, Isabey, Lami, Meissonnier, Monnier, Traviès, etc... Les portraits sont tous accompagnés de contributions originales des plus fameux auteurs romatiques dont : Balzac, Nodier, Gautier, Nerval, Gozlan, Janin, Karr, etc... Rares rousseurs essentiellement marginales. Un des chefs-oeuvre du livre illustré romantique. - Léon Curmer, Paris _1840-1842, 18x26cm, 8 volumes reliés. - 8 volumes reliés

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Vautrin

      Paris: Delloye & Tresse, 1840. relié. 14x23cm. Edition originale de ce drame en cinq actes. Reliure à la bradel demi percaline bleu gris, dos lisse passé orné d'un motif floral doré, date en queue, pièce de titre de chagrin prune comportant deux légères traces de frottements, coins inférieurs légèrement émoussés, couvertures conservés. Rousseurs éparses. Rare exemplaire sans mention. - Delloye & Tresse, Paris _1840, 14x23cm, relié. - relié

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        ATLAS PORTATIF POUR L'INTELLIGENCE DES RELATIONS DES DERNIERES GUERRES, PUBLIEES SANS PLANS; NOTAMMENT POUR LA VIE DE NAPOLEON

      Paris: Chez Anselin, Libraire Pour L'Art Militaire, Les Sciences Et Les Arts. ...Published circa 1840... Modern brown leather rebacking with original boards... Marbled endpapers, corners of boards in leather, marbled paper covered boards... 36 MAPS AND PLANS OF THE DIFFERENT PLACES AND BATTLES OF THE NAPOLEONIC WARS... 5 OF THESE ARE LARGE FOLD-OUT MAPS... INTERESTINGLY, THERE ARE SEVERAL PLATES THAT HAVE TIPPED-IN ADDITIONS, OR SMALLER CORRESPONDING OVERLAYS... Numerous plates have hand-coloring described by the key on title page... Blind library stamp on maps... Heavy shelf wear to corners and edges... Contents in good condition considering age... A RARE AND INTERESTING WORK.... Hard Cover.. Good. 4to - Oblong. Ex-Library.

      [Bookseller: Eveleigh Books & Stamps]
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        Atlas Portatif pour L'Intelligence des Relations des dernières Guerres, publiées sans Plans; notammant pour la Vie de Napoleon. Légendes. 2 vols. (Text + Atlas).

      Bruxelles, J.B. Petit, 1840. Small folio and folio-oblong. Cont. boards. Later clothbacked. (2),75 pp. and atlas with 34 large lithographed maps and plans. Titlepages somewhat brownspotted. A few brownspots to maps, mainly marginal. The maps and plans with handcoloured positions of troops and inserted movable parts

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        BOXIANA; Or SKETCHES Of ANCIENT & MODERN PUGILISM

      (n. p.):. (n. d.).. 9-3/4" x 7-1/2". 1st edition thus, i.e. first publication of this plate volume, ca. 1840 [Hartley 587].. Quarter leather with pebbled cloth boards and gilt lettering to spine. TEG.. VG (joints tender, with chipping to spine crown/cloth age. tanned/scattered foxing and subtle age-toning to plates).. The work originally issued in parts and seperate volumes between 1812 - 1829. Though devised by and mainly attributed to Egan, various publishers and authors contributed to the overall work. This volume brings together all the plates from all the volumes, while omitting the text [cf. Hartley p. 145]. Hartley notes 62 plates, while at the same time accounting for 63. According to Hartley, the 62 plates are made up of the 57 plates as originally published in the five volumes, plus 3 single figures of boxers originally shown in opposition with another pugilist, depicted on a folding plate [i.e., totaling 63]; further, Hartly notes 3 plates present here were not in the original volumes [though he does not identify same]. Plates by Cruikshank, as per Cohn, are: "Representation of the Elegant Silver Cup Presented to Cribb" [unsigned]; "A Sparring Match at the Fives Court [signed as 'Drawn by I.R. Cruikshank, Etched by G. Cruikshank']; and "The Second Match Between Crib and Molineaux, September 18, 1911" [unsigned and presented in this edition as two seperate plates: 'Cribb,' and 'Molineaux', perhaps one of the original folding plates]. . 64 plates including frontis & engraved title leaf Copper and steel engravings. 3 by George Cruikshank, 2 of which are unsigned [cf. Cohn 260].

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        PL. 370 GREAT AMERICAN WHITE EGRET (Male, Spring Plumage with Horned AgamaTapayaxin of Hernandez) The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories

      New York: Audubon, J.J. , 1840-44. Matted in Ivory Rag Board First Royal Octavo Fine condition with bright original hand-coloring Original hand-colored lithograph 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 Audubon's The Birds of America (6.5 x 10.25 inches). Includes the text and Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books Certificate of Authenticity. & The Royal Octavo Edition of The Birds of America represents John James Audubon's desire to create a democratic 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 America's birds, Audubon chose to offer a miniature version of The Birds of America. In addition, as a revolutionary entrepreneur Audubon wanted to create another revenue stream for his family. & As is the case with prolific and independent artists, Audubon continued to improve upon a body of work which many viewed as perfection. During the mid 19th century, there were no photomechanical means of reproduction, which meant 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 into 500 renewed images. Each bird was hereby presented as single species. Groups of heretofore unrelated birds were separated and divided according to species, and thus now presented either on a new botanical perch or within a renewed landscape. & These Royal Octavo-sized birds were not portrayed life-sized, as they were for the Double Elephant Folio Edition. Each bird was now sized to scale on the Octavo (6.5 x 10.25 inch) page. With this slight alteration, Audubon created a perfected composition, and offered vignetted view of the bird 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 one of the compositions 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 America's 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. 100 individual packets of 5 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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