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        A Plan of London and its Environs, Shewing the Boundaries of the Cities of London and Westminster, Metropolitan Bouroughs and Parishs and Distances in Miles & Quarters of the Principal Roads from the General Post Office.

      [London: S. Lewis & Co., c.1840].. Map dimensions 92.5 x 110.5 cm, overall dimensions 96 x 113.5 cm. A very attractive large folding plan of London, showing the extents from Stamford Hill down to Dulwich and North Greenwich across to Hammersmith. Original colour in block and outline, the plan edged with a decorative printed border. Dissected into 45 sections and mounted on linen, folds between original morocco boards with elaborate gilt tooled borders, gilt lettered to spine, buff coloured paper to inner cover and to the folded end section. The map and the covers in excellent condition. Howgego, 373a, (2).

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

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

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        Ansichten von Tyrol, nach T. Allom's Zeichnungen, und Johanna v. Isser geb. Grossrubatscher's Skizzen.

      London, Tombleson & Co., n.d. (ca. 1840). 8vo. Contemp. hcalf. Richly gilt spine, marbled covers. A paperlabel pasted on lower part of spine. Corners a bit bumped. Stamp on titlepage and first leaf. 127,(1) pp., 45 fine steel-engraved plates all with tissue-guards and 1 folded engraved map. Text as well as plates clean and fine

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        Bref och dagboks-anteckningar.

      Utgifna efter hans död. I-II. Uppsala, Leffler & Sebell, 1840-42. 8:o. (6),417 + (6),LXIV,(2),246 s. Två marmorerade pappbd med sparsamt guldornerade ryggar, röda titeletiketter av skinn och guldpräglade delnummer (Johanna Röjgård). De tryckta främre omslagen medbundna. Sporadiska lagerfläckar. Smala mörka fläckar i hörnen i början av del I och i slutet av del II. I del I fuktränder i nedre marginalen från s. 369 till slutet. Enstaka marginalnoteringar i blyerts. Med G. Björkmans namnteckning daterad 1878 och handskrivna tillskrifter till G. W. Gumælius. I del I står: "in memoriam amici dilectissimi amicus" och i del II står: "till vänkär åminnelse af författaren, minnestecknaren och utgifvaren".. Utgiven av Erik August Schröder vars redigering på tidstypisk manér var något självsvådlig. Atterbom, som var gammal vän till Törneros, har författat Törneros biografi i andra delen. Gustaf Wilhelm Gumælius (1789-1877) var präst, riksdagsman och författare. Han studerade i Uppsala där han var medlem av Götiska förbundet och umgicks med många av de unga intellektuella som då vistades i staden. Där blev han även vän med Törneros och de brevväxlade livet ut samt reste tillsammans. Ett stort antal brev av Törneros till Gumælius har tryckts i Nils Afzelius utgåva av Törneros brev, men även brevet i del I på s. 401 i denna utgåva om Geijers avfall är till största del hämtat ur ett brev till Gumælius (det inleds: "Älskade broder"). Uppenbarligen hade Gumælius hjälpt Schröder och Atterbom i arbetet med brevutgåvan och var sedan länge god vän med bägge. Gumælius var även i början utgivare för tidskriften "Svea" i vilken Törneros 1831 publicerade en essä om estetik och året därpå medverkade som biträdande redaktör

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        On the Critical Values of the Sums of Periodic SeriesCambridge: John W. Parker, 1847. First edition.

      An offprint of the paper in which he inaugurated the fundamental notion of 'uniform convergence'. "An understanding that the convergence of a series of functions needs to be carefully handled developed only in the late 1840's, simultaneously but independently in the work of Phillip Seidel, a former pupil of Dirichlet, and George Stokes in Cambridge. Both realized that for an infinite sum of continuous functions to be continuous, convergence must be of a particular kind, which Seidel (in 1848) described as not 'arbitrarily slow' and Stokes (in late 1847) as not 'infinitely slow'. Such ideas foreshadowed the later idea of uniform convergence, where a series of functions not only converges at every point, but does so at a uniform rate over a range of values. Stokes' paper of 1847 was entitled 'On the critical values of the sums of periodic series'. His discussion of continuity in §1 shows that even by 1847 the Eulerian definition of a continuous function as one that can be expressed by a single formula had not entirely fallen out of use, but Stokes himself adopted the Bolzano-Cauchy definition: 'f(x) is called continuous when, for all values of x, the difference between f(x) and f(x&plusminus;h) can be made smaller than any assignable quantity by sufficiently diminishing h'. In the same opening section, Stokes separated convergent series into two classes, either 'essentially' or 'accidentally' convergent; in modern terms absolutely or conditionally convergent. His definition of 'infinitely slow' convergence came only much later in the paper, in §38. ... The modern definition of uniform convergence was formulated a few years after the appearance of Stokes' paper, by Weierstrass in Berlin." (Stedall: Mathematics Emerging, A Source Book 1540-1900, pp. 527-528).. Large 4to: 286 x 226 mm. Offprint from the Transactions of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, Vol. VIII, Part V, 1847. Dated 1848. Contemporary plain wrappers; upper right corner of title soiled, otherwise fine and unopened. 53 pp

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        Original-Ansichten der historisch merkwürdigsten Staedte in Deutschland nach der Natur aufgenommen von verschiedenen Künstlern in Stahl gestochen von Louis Hoffmeister, Joh. Poppel, Gust. Ad. Müller, F. Abresch und andern. Mit einem artistisch topographischen Text.

      'Sämmtliche Ansichten sind an Ort und Stelle von den geschicktesten Künstlern ihres Faches ... aufgenommen und in gleich ausgzeichnet Weise durch die kunstgeübte Hand ... in Stahl gestochen worden. Der Text wurde stets nach authentischen Notizen von verschiedenen Gelehrten ausgearbeitet.' (Vorwort). Der gestochene Titel zeigt eine Ansicht Salzburgs vom Capuzinerberge aus. Die 54 Stahlstich-Tafeln zeigen: Wiesbaden und Bieberich (mit 7 Tafeln), Darmstadt (3), Heilbronn und Weinsberg (2), Eßlingen (2), Baden-Baden (5), Stuttgart (3), Ulm (7), Salzburg (4), Wien (15), Innsbruck (3), Triest (3). Einband berieben und ausgeblichen, Rücken geklebt. Seiten und einige Tafeln im Bild stockfleckig, restliche Tafeln im weißen Rand stockfleckig.

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        Manners and Customs of the New Zealanders; With Notes Corroborative of their Habits, Usages, Etc., and Remarks to Intending Emigrants

      (Lon.), 1840.. b/w ills., folding map. “Illustrations and observations valuable and original, with copious details of all that relates to the native race. Numerous notes and references compare the usages of the New-Zealanders with those of other nations, the Jews especially. In the appendix is a good account of the forest timbers, edible plants, introduced cereals and fruit, animal life, kauri-gum, flax, &c.” - Hocken p. 85. An important book, bound in original cloth with new spine labels. VG. 2 vols,

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        Wanderungen durch Tyrol und Steyermark

      Leipzig, Wigand (1840 - 1846).. 2 Bände. Mit zus. 60 Stahlstichtafeln. 303 S.; 235 S. Roter Maroquin d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenverg.

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        Illustrations to the Hand-Book for Travellers on the Continent contained in a series of maps of the most frequented Roads thorough Holland, Belgium and Germany and with plans of the principal towns on the continent.

      London 1840, John Murray and Son. 1 map for survey, 21 route maps partly in colour, 6 maps of local regions and 42 town plans. Text in English and German. Green cloth with lettering in black.. Worn with some small bumps and renewed back in suitable linen. Partly some stains. Maps overall in good condition

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        Palazzo vecchio dagli Uffizi a Firenze.

      Firenze - Roma, 1840 circa. Incisione in rame all'acquatinta, b/n, cm 31, 3 x 39,3 (alla lastra), disegnata dal Corrodi e incisa dal Ruff. Bello scorcio prospettico animato da personaggi e carrozze in primo piano. Non comune. Ottimo esemplare in margini. .

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

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

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

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

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        MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK

      London:: Chapman & Hall,. 1840-41.. Bound in 6s. 10-3/8" x 6-3/4". 1st edition (Eckel, pp. 67- 70; Smith I, p. 47). 3 volumes (306; 306; 426 pp).. Original publisher's brown cloth with Smith's primary binding design, i.e., a gilt clock motif with the hands pointing to the time that corresponds to the volume number.. Volumes I & III professionally rebacked. Volume II slightly cocked.. Bookplate, usual bit of foxing & average wear; overall VG.. Contains first appearance of Dickens' popular 'Old Curiosity Shop' & his first historical work, 'Barnaby Rudge'. . Frontis in each volume & 195 intratextual woodcut illustrations [primarily] by Phiz and George Cattermole.

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        The Comic Latin Grammar & The Comic English Grammar

      Charles Tilt - Richard Bentley, London, 1840. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. 2 volumes both in full red morocco with leather inlays depiciting a figure on each board by the Guild of Women Binders. Spines darkened and slightly dry, but still an attractive pair of bindings. Endpapers darkened, armorial bookplates to pastedowns (J. Barton Townswed). Text is clean, tipped in plates in Latin Grammar are darkened. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Humour; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 042000. .

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        The Pathfinder; Or, The Inland Sea By the Author of "The Pioneers," ...

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

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        The Pathfinder; or, The Inland Sea

      Richard Bentley, London, 1840. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition. 3 volumes in 1/4 cloth over paper covered boards. Rebacked in black cloth with added endpapers, original spine labels reattached but heavily worn and chipped. Modest wear at corners. Occasional light foxing and age toning, esp. in the gutter, but generally clean and bright internally. A bit of wear and browning to endpapers. With the half title in volume I, but not the others. Published a few months before the American edition. The fourth book published in the Leatherstocking series, though the third chronologically. BAL 3891 Size: Octavo (8vo). 3-volume set (complete). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Fiction; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 041595. .

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        "Kan Menneskets frie Villie bevises af dets Selvbevidsthed?" En med det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers=Selskabs større Guldmedaille belønnet Priis=Afhandling. [In: Det Kongl. Norske Videnskabers=Selskabs Skrifter i det 19de Aarhundrede. 3die Binds 2det Hefte]. ["Lässt die Freiheit des menschlichen willens sich aus dem Selbstbewusstsein beweisen?"].

      Trondhjem, Tønnes Andreas Høeg, 1840. 4to. Entire volume present. Later very nice brown hcalf w. gilt spine (Anker Kyster). Pp. (1) - 100. Entire volume: (2), 127, (3) pp. With the general title-page for the volume, title-pages and prefaces for the two works contained in the present volume, and the contents-leaf. The other work is: "Den Constitutionelle Statsform, betragtet i dens Forhold til Samfundets høiere Interesser. Tale holden i det Kongl. Norske Videnskabers=Selskab paa hans Majestæt Kongens Fødselsdag den 26de Januae 1838, af Frederik Moltke Bugge, Selskabets Præses.". The scarce first printing of Schopenhauer's "Prize Essay", "On the Freedom of Human Will", which constitutes one of Schopenhauer's greatest successes, one of the works of which he was the most proud, and the work that was awarded the large gold medal from the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences, being an answer to the proposed question from the Society "Is it possible to demonstrate human free will from self-consciousness?". The following year, Schopenhauer wrote his "On the Foundations of Morality" ("Über die Grundlage der Moral"), which he sent to the Royal Danish Society of Sciences, but which was not honoured with an award, although it was the only submission to the competition. It is these two works that together constitute his "Two Fundamental Problems of Ethics" ("Die Beiden Grundprobleme der Ethik"), which was published in 1941. The title-page and the preface are in Norwegian, but the essay itself is in German, "partly because a translation would undoubtedly be superfluous, even unwelcome by anyone who possesses enough scientific education to lead the treatise with interest and knowledge, partly because the copies that would be given to the author would probably lack all interest to him, if they were printed in the Norwegian language, and finally partly because the esoteric nature of the contents seem to make it preferable that the treatise, as far as possible, would not be made accessible to others than those, who due to fairly thorough education are able to avoid misunderstandings as well as being able to properly appraise the value of the treatise, with regards to its reality, in general and partially [own translation - Introduction, pp. (2) - (3).].Schopenhauer's work is generally accepted as being one of the most brilliant and elegant treatments of free will and determinism. He clearly and elegantly distinguishes between the freedom of acting and the freedom of willing. His conclusion is that human beings do have the freedom of acting, whereas they do not have the freedom of willing, since they are completely determined by the way that their bodies react to outside stimuli and causes. From the libraries of the two notable collectors Ejnar Christiansen and Esli Dansten

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        MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK

      1840. hardcover. THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP and BARNABY RUDGE in the original 20 monthly parts Dickens, Charles. MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK. With Illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne. London: Chapman and Hall, 1840-41. 20 monthly serial parts, in original pictorial light blue-green wrappers.20 parts: $3,250.00 First Edition of THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP and of BARNABY RUDGE. After the publication of NICHOLAS NICKLEBY in monthly parts in 1839, Dickens decided to create a weekly serial named MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK, within which he would issue his future novels. The first issue, beginning THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP, was issued on April 4, 1840. When that novel was completed 44 issues later, Dickens started right in with BARNABY RUDGE (the 45th part is a transition part). W" When that novel was completed in the 88ºth' (November 27, 1841) issue, Dickens terminated the MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK publication and, beginning with MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT, reverted to his standard monthly serialization. These weekly parts are quite different from Dickens's monthly ones: each weekly part consisted of one large sheet folded to create sixteen pages (twelve of text, plus a front and rear "wrapper"), without any of the myriad inserted advertisements common to the monthly parts. In addition, the illustrations are woodcuts within the text, rather than separate steel-engraved plates.After every fourth or fifth weekly part, they were also available bound together in twenty monthly parts (as here), trimmed down a bit and with added advertisements and colored wrappers -- making them similar to Dickens's other novels. Also, MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK was available in (three) clothbound volumes, each published at intervals of about seven months -- for which the preminary leaves are provided in monthly parts VI, XII & XX. Finally, simultaneous with the publication of Vol III, MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK was divided and issued as two separate one-volume novels titled THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP and BARNABY RUDGE. This set is in remarkably near-fine condition. A few parts (such as the first and last) have minor cover soil or edgewear, but most are in close-to-fine condition. The upper margin of some front wrappers bears the signature of initial subscribers. The inserted ads are all present with the exception of the Rippon & Burton and Tyas ads for Part 1 (almost always lacking), plus some ads in Parts 7, 10 and 13; the final part does contain the Virtue ads, often lacking. In our experience these monthly parts are scarcer than either the weekly parts or the three-volume edition. Gimbel A49; Hatton & Cleaver pp 161-182 (monthly parts); Smith I pp 44-57 and Wolff 1804 (three volumes). Housed in a morocco-backed pull-off case (showing wear) with inner cloth chemise.(Sumner & Stillman Code:12322)

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        A Map of England and Wales.......showing the Principal Roads, Railways, Rivers and Canals.Seats of the Nobility and Gentry, with the Distance of each Town from the General Post Office, London.

      London: S. Lewis, circa 1840.. Projected from the Triangulation for the Survey made under the Direction of the Honorable Board of Ordnance on a Scale of Five Miles to an Inch, and Corrected to the Present Time. Drawn by R.Creighton. Engraved by J.Dower. A very large hand coloured engraved map of England and Wales overall 70 x 83 inches, in 4 sections, each sheet 35 x 41.5 inches, dissected and mounted on linen. Large calligraphic title, explanation, large engraved view of the General Post Office, table of Dioceses with crests, all within an engraved border. Each of the 4 sheets folding to 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches) and bound full dark green grained calf, elaborate gilt borders to sides, spines with ornamental gilt bands and lettered in gilt "Map of England - Lewis - North West" & "North East", "South West" & "South East". The lower joint of the South East case split, one other joint rubbed, else the bindings fine and attractive. The map fresh and bright. An impressive large map in very good condition. With the private bookplates of the map dealer P. J. Radford on front pastedowns.

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

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

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        Naturgeschichte der europäischen Schmetterlinge. Bearbeitet von Friedrich Treitschke. 2 Theile. (1. Tagfalter. 2. Schwärmer und Spinner). Pesth, C.A. Hartleben, 1840-41.

      Small 8vo. 2 orig. blue boards. Uncut. Printed titlelabels on back. Slightly rubbed. First inner hinge loose. 2 printed and 2 engraved titles. 2 engraved portraits. (12),XIV,188,(8),XIV,222 pp. and 64 handcoloured engraved plates with tissue-guards. First printed title dampstained. Ocassional slightly brownspotted. (Naturgeschichtlicher Cabinet des Thierreiches von William Jardine. Vol. VIII-IX

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        Original Autograph Display

      Hardy, Thomas, OM (2 June, 1840 - 11 January, 1928), 1943 Hardy, Thomas, OM (2 June, 1840 - 11 January, 1928). English author of the naturalist movement. Far from the Madding Crowd (1874), The Return of the Native (1878), Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1891). Elegantly framed & glazed Autograph Display, n.p, n.d. To an overall size of 15" ¼ x 19", Scalloped burnished bronze frame, gold filets, double matted in windows combining fabric & board. A clean original & authentic signature [1" ¾ x 3" ¼] with a fine digital photo print image of an elegant Hardy portrait.. Signed by Author. Autograph Display. Framed & Glazed.

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        Audience donnee aux savans. Hand-colored lithograph by Boulanger after Aubry

      C. Motte Paris: C. Motte, 1840. No Dust Jacket.

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        Pl. 477 Black-throated Diver (Arctic Loon). (Male, Female & Young in October) 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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        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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