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        Pl. 420 American Anhinga Snake Bird The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories

      New York & Philadelphia: Audubon, J. J. & Chevalier, J.B., 1840-44. Matted in Ivory Rag Board First Royal Octavo Fine condition with bright original hand-coloring A fine original hand-colored lithograph on paper. Sheet size: 6.5 x 10.25 inches. Drawn from nature by J. J. Audubon, FRS, FLS and lithographed, printed and colored by JT Bowen, Philadelphia from The First Royal Octavo Edition of John James Audubon'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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        Wanderungen durch Franken [Hiking through Franconia]

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 Silver rear endpaper, front endpaper has been replaced by white.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

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

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

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        The Works of Benjamin Franklin (10 Volume Set)

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

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

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

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        The South Australian Almanack and General Directory for 1841Ö

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

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        Northern Hemisphere. Southern Hemisphere.

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

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        The Pathfinder: or, The Inland Sea

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

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        Collezione Delle Principali Vedute Di Venezia Disegnate Dai Migliori Artisti

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

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

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

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        The Zoology of the Voyage of HMS Beagle,

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

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        Flore illustrée de mucédinées d'Europe. Avec 25 planches coloriées

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

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

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

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

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

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        THE PRESIDENT'S HOUSE. (WASHINGTON) [manuscript caption title]

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

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        'Kakabrka' or Grand Falls on the Kamuntiqua river, Lake Superior, N.America

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

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        Voyages et aventures du Docteur Festus *

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

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

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

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        Sportsman in Ireland,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Pl. 275 Yellow-billed Cuckoo The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories

      New York & Philadelphia: Audubon, J. J. & Chevalier, J.B., 1840-44. Matted in Ivory Rag Board The First Royal Octavo Fine condition with bright original hand-coloring A fine original hand-colored lithograph on paper. Sheet size: 6.5 x 10.25 inches. Drawn from nature by J. J. Audubon, FRS, FLS and lithographed, printed and colored by JT Bowen, Philadelphia from The First Royal Octavo Edition of John James Audubon'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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        Rough Notes of the Campaign in Sinde and Afghanistan in 1838–9

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

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        The Works of Thomas Hood - [Complete in 3 Volumes]

      New York; Derby And Jackson, 1840. 1st Edition in this form. Description: 3 v. Fronts. (incl. Ports. , facsim. ) illus. 19 cm. Finely and sumptuously bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands, gilt cross-bands, uniform tooling with a contrasting gilt-blocked Morocco lable. An exceptional set, of presentation quality - scans etc. On request.

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        The Tower of London

      Richard Bentley 1840 - Laid in are brief notes in George Cruikshank's hand on the Tower of London sketches. Tipped in is a clipped signature of George Cruikshank. The volume is blue half leather, 5 raised bands, gilt titles, all edges gilt. Tissue protecting frontis. The volume is lightly edge rubbed with bumped corners and some abraiding to the bottom edge of the front panel. The pages are lightly toned and the plates are cleaner than most copies of this early title (foxing can be a major problem with this printing). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tombleson's Thames: La Thames, Die Themse

      Tombleson & Company; Greuzbaner, London and Germany, 1840. Early Edition. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Good Condition. Undated, ca. mid 1830s to 1840. Quarter green, stamped leather over marbled boards. Wear at corners, some rubbing to boards. Scattered foxing, mostly in the margins but onto some images, heavier in some cases, many plates completely clean. A few finger smudges in margins, occasional wear to page edges, one or two marginal tears, plate tissues present but creased and foxed in many cases. Tear to "Cliefton" plate just onto the plate area. 79 plates with the large panoramic map of the Thames that was also issued separately. One old tape repair to the verso of one fold with a touch of damage to the map, one long crease near a fold - still quite attractive. 84 text pages in German. Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Travel & Places; Inventory No: 040557. .

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        Souvenirs d’un voyage d’art a l’Ile de Majorque, ornés de cinquante-cinq planches lithographiées par .

      Paris, Arthus Bertrand y Gihaut frères, [Montpellier, Imprimerie de Boehm et cie], [1840]. - 26x17,5 cm., 2 hojas (portadilla y portada), 140 páginas, 2 láminas con música notada. 53 láminas litográficas (falta la 6), con sus hojas respectivas de papel de seda para protegerlas. Encuadernación de cartoné de la época. Sin manchas y muy buen ejemplar. Edición original muy rara de este bellísimo libro sobre Mallorca que incluye también láminas de diferentes lugares de la ciudad de Barcelona. A este ejemplar le falta la lámina VI, que lleva por título: "Costumes Pyrènèens et des montagnes de la Catalogne". Las litografías son de los mejores talleres de la época, la mayoría de ellas están firmadas: Lemercier, Letronne, Donnadieu, Boehm, etc. según los apuntes y dibujos de Laurens. Palau 133052.

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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. 2nd Edition. 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.

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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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