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

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

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        The King's Highway

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

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        Two Years Before the Mast.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Cruise of the Frigate Columbia Around the World, Under the Command of Commodore George C. Read, 1838-1840

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

      [Bookseller: David C. Johnson]
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        SKETCHES OF YOUNG COUPLES;

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

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        THE SCENERY AND ANTIQUITIES OF IRELAND

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

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        Pl. 365 American Bittern The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        VOYAGE DANS L'INTERIEUR DE L'AMERIQUE DU NORD, EXECUTE PENDANT LES ANNEES 1832, 1833 ET 1834

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Pilgrim Reader Books - IOBA]
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        The State of Religion and Education in New South Wales

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

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        The Zoology of the Voyage of HMS Beagle,

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

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        The Complete Herbal

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

      [Bookseller: Scrivener's Books and Bookbinding]
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        The Ladies’ Flower-Garden of Ornamental Annuals

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

      [Bookseller: Calendula Horticultural Books]
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        The Ladies' Flower Garden of Ornamental Annuals

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

      [Bookseller: Chapel Books]
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        SAMMLUNG VON FABELN UND ERZAHLUNGEN aus vaterlandischen Dichtern. Ein Geschenk für die Jugend. (A Present for Youth)

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

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        AMERICAN SCENERY -L'AMÉRIQUE PITTORESQUE, ou vues des terres, des lacs et des fleuves des États-Unis d'Amérique.

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Univers]
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        "What cheer Brother? Mayhah you'r taking an Observation. No bless you I'm only taking a bit of a sketch!"

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

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

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

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        The Scenery and Antiquities of Ireland

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Album von Oberösterreich und Salzburg in 39 Ansichten mit erläuterndem Texte

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

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        COSTUMES SUISSES Dessine´s d'après Nature

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

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        SCHLOSS'S ENGLISH BIJOU ALMANAC FOR 1841

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

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        The Zoology of the Voyage of HMS Beagle,

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

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        L'hippodrome au coin du feu.

      Paris, A. de Vresse, [c. 1840]. - Landscape folio (30 x 42 cm). 16 hand-coloured lithographed plates, all with captions and decorative borders (lacks title-page). A fine example of Adam's expertise in lithography. The plates depict a variety of unusual equestrian racing scenes including female chariot racing and monkeys riding horseback. Victor Adam (1801-67) was originally employed as painter for the Museum at Versailles. However, he decided to concentrate on the art of lithography in the 1840s, and this scarce album is typical of his work. - 10 plates with some spotting, mainly marginal; one plate with one cm tear in margin not affecting the plate, paper on front pastedown wrinkled, bookseller's label, bound in original blue gilt decorated cloth. Overall an attractive copy. Not in Schwerdt, Lipperheide or Colas. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        l'Abbesse de Castro

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

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        The Shooting Party - Ranton Abbey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Chart of the Viti Group or Feejee Islands

      Philadelphia, 1840. unbound. very good(-). Sherman & Smith. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 23 5/8" x 33 7/8". Beautifully detailed map of the islands of Fiji showing major towns, waterways and other geographical features. This chart was published in Wilkes' "Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition During the Years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842", which describes his explorations and cultural encounters in mapping the South Seas, the American west, parts of South America, the East Indies and Antarctica. Overall toning, wear to original folds, left margin cropped to border as issued, minor scattered tears and chips.

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        Portfolio Chinensis: or a Collection of Authentic Chinese State PapersÖ

      Macao, China,: F.F. de Cruz, 1840.. Octavo, Shuck's presentation note to the Mission Society Library on the half-title dated October 1840, handwritten corrections, bookplates; an excellent copy in the original silk binding, worn but still very attractive, paper label to spine, joints repaired; in a red cloth box. Very rare: an important collection of Chinese state papers relating to the outbreak of the Opium War, published in July 1840 on a press imported from the United States. Shuck presented this copy to the Baptist Missionary Society Library of London in October 1840, as is recorded by his inscription on the half-title. Several manuscript corrections throughout are also in his hand.Jehu Lewis Shuck (1812-1863) was the first Southern Baptist missionary to China. In 1835 Shuck attended a convention on foreign missions at which he put a note reading "I give myself" into the offering plate. He and his wife Henrietta Hall arrived in Macao in 1836, remaining there until the end of the Opium War in 1842. They opened a mission school and orphanage, and Shuck began his small publishing operation. He spent much of the next decade in China, but returned to the United States in 1851, being appointed as a missionary to the Chinese in California two years later. He retired to South Carolina in 1861.'Text of memorials of Lin Tse-hsu dealing with the opium question, with their translation printed below them. The Chinese text, cut on woodblocks and running left to right (contrary to normal Chinese usage), was inserted in the forme, with Western headlines above and translation below. A final memorial in the appendix used the moveable types of the fount of the East India Co., which had been employed for Morrison's dictionary' (Lust). Cordier lists the papers included. Taken together, the papers give an insight into the Chinese government's attempts to end the illicit trade, while Shuck's introduction gives an excellent background history of the cultivation of the poppy.Cordier, Bibliotheca Sinica, 1905-6; Lowendahl, 'China Illustrata Nova', 955; Lust, 478.

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        The Rhine, Italy, and Greece. (Cover title: The Rhine Illustrated)

      No date. Ca. 1840.. TWO VOLUMES BOUND IN ONE, tissue-guarded steel engravings throughout, 4to (11 x 9 inches), half morocco considerably rubbed, decorative spine gilt, raised bands, all edges gilt, name front free endpaper, occasional browning and a few marks throughout. Volume 1: title page vignette, 31 (of 32) other engravings, 76 pp. Volume 2: engraved title page vignette, 39 other engravings, 90pp. The engraving of Itri (Italy) is missing, apparently never bound in. A good example of nineteenth century illustrated travel books popular at a time when the world was opening up for general interest in travel. The Rev. G.N. Wright was the prolific writer of travel books illustrated with steel engravings. Volume 1 is entitled The Rhine Illustrated, volume 2 Italy Illustrated (although illustrations from both areas appear in both volumes). Steel engravings include Cologne, Florence, Athens, Venice. .

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        Fort Pierre on the Missouri

      Paris, Coblentz and London: 1840. Aquatint engraving, printed in colours and finished by hand, by Salathé after Bodmer, state with date after English imprint, blindstamp. Cut to within platemark. 13 3/8 x 14 15/16 inches. A highly evocative landscape which, with an echo of the vast Biblical epics of John Martin, captures the vastness of the frontier prairies: the Fort, one of the largest settlements of the American Fur Company, is dwarfed amid the huge expanse that surrounds it. Bodmer recorded this image on 29 April 1834 during the journey back down the Missouri River, on whose banks the Fort stands. The Fort, named for Pierre Chouteau of the American Fur Company, is shown with a neighboring encampment of Sioux Indians. The modern Pierre, South Dakota now stands on the far bank of the river. Karl Bodmer's images show great versatility and technical virtuosity and give us a uniquely accomplished and detailed picture of a previously little understood (and soon to vanish) way of life. Swiss-born Bodmer was engaged by Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867) specifically to provide a record of his travels in North America, principally among the Plains Indians. In the company of David Dreidoppel (Prince Maximilian's servant and hunting companion), their travels in North America were to last from 1832 to 1834. Well-armed with information and advice, the party finally left St.Louis, on the most important stage of their travels, aboard the steamer Yellow Stone on April 10 1833. They proceeded up the treacherous Missouri River along the line of forts established by the American Fur Company. At Bellevue they encountered their first Indians, then went on to make contact with the Sioux tribe, learning of and recording their little known ceremonial dances and powerful pride and dignity. Transferring from the Yellow Stone to another steamer, the Assiniboin, they continued to Fort Clark, visiting there the Mandan, Mintari and Crow tribes, then the Assiniboins at Fort Union, the main base of the American Fur Company. On a necessarily much smaller vessel they journeyed through the extraordinary geological scenery of that section of the Missouri to Fort Mackenzie in Montana, establishing a cautious friendship with the fearsome Blackfeet. From this, the westernmost point reached, it was considered too dangerous to continue and the return journey downstream began. The winter brought its own difficulties and discomforts, but Bodmer was still able to execute numerous studies of villages, dances and especially the people, who were often both intrigued and delighted by his work. The portraits are particularly notable for their capturing of individual personalities, as well as forming a primary account of what was to become virtually lost cultures. Graff 4648; Howes M443a; Pilling 2521; Sabin 47014; Wagner-Camp 76:1.

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        Album of 19th century Chinese Pith Paintings illustrating the Tea Industry

      Ca. 1840.. Very good overall. A series of 12 original gouaches on pith paper, mounted on wove paper album pages with blue silk ribbon. The pictures illustrate all phases of the tea industry - planting, harvesting, processing, sorting, labeling the tea chests, selling and drinking. Pith painting albums were popular as inexpensive and easily transported souvenirs in the period following the growth in the China Trade in the first quarter of the 19th century. Because many pictures were sold in albums and hence protected from the light, they retain their bright colors to this day. Botanicals and landscapes were common - occupationals, such as this one, somewhat less so. They were also quite fragile. Crossman states, "The other paper commonly used for watercolors and gouaches, after 1800, was pith... The pith paper is a very fragile medium to work on and many of those watercolors which have survived are cracked and broken... Watercolors in sets of between 12 and 36 pictures, showing the growing, processing, and shipping of tea... were popular from the middle of the 18th century through the 19th." Crossman, "The China Trade," pp 95-97. Overall, the paintings in this album are in excellent condition, some with some minor cracking in the lower margin. Oblong 8vo album measuring 8.5 x 11.5", the images measuring 6.75 x 9.75". Red brocade silk covered boards & silk ties, binding expertly tightened, corner of back board mended.

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        Solothurn mit seinen Umgebungen.

      Carl Kassmus,, Solothurn, 1840 - Solothurn, Carl Kassmus, 1840. 20,5x13 cm. VIII S., S. (9)-96. Mit 12 Aquatinta-Tafeln und 1 gefalteten Panorama. OPp.-Bd. mit llithogr. Einbandilllustr. Lonchamp 2815. - Die Ansichten, 11 von F. Hegi nach F. Graff: Soleure. Solothurn. - La cathédrale. - Eglise des Jesuites. - Hôtel de ville. - Rue de l'Arsenal. - La tour romaine. - Costumes du ct. de Soleure (von Hegi nach Brigl). - Monument à la memoire de l'historien Robert Glutz. - L'hérmitage de St. Veréne près de Soleure. - Wengistein près Soleure. - L'hotellerie du Weissenstein. - Monument à la mémoire de Kosciusko à Zuchwyl près Soleure. - Das Panorama : Solothurn's nördliche u. östliche Umgebung. - Urs Peter Strohmeier (1805-1845)studierte Theologie am Kollegium in Solothur, wurde 1828 zum Priester geweiht und war Lehrer am Waisenhaus in Solothurn und Olten, später wirkte er als Pfarrer und Schulinspektor in Obergösgen. Er gehörte zu den liberalen Geistlichen in Solothur und war Mitglied der Helvetischen Gesellschaft, der kantonalen und der Schweizerischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft. Er verfasste den Solothurner Band der ‚Historisch-geograph.-statisti. Gemälde der Schweiz. - (Rücken berieben und mit 2 kleinen Fehlstellen. Vorsatz leicht fleckig. Wenige Tafeln im Rand ausserhalb des Bildes schwach fleckig. Das Panorama in den Falzen leicht knitrrig). OPp.-Bd. mit llithogr. Einbandilllustr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ueber die Befestigung und Vertheidigung grosser Platze [bound with] De la Fortification et de la Defense des Grandes Places

      Berlin [and] Paris: G. Reimer [and] J. Correard, 1840 [and] 1847. First edition and first French edition. Three quarter calf over marbled boards, red morocco label, all edges marbled. A very good copy with the bookplate of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, Commandery of the State of Illinois on front pastedown, shelf sticker on foot of backstrip, boards rubbed with some loss at one corner, short contemporary notation on rear pastedown. . 8vo. Illus. with 16 b/w drawings on 2 folding plates. Wittich's original work on fortification and defense with Duparcq's French translation. Each version contains a copy of the single plate [51x45 cm (1840) and 60x48 cm (1847)]. Wittich was a Prussian Artillery Major. Deparcq was Chef de Bataillon of Engineers in the French Army, Professor of the Military Art in the Imperial School of St. Cyr, and considered one of the best military writers of his day. Either version is quite scarce. We could find only 2 copies of the German edition, at the Het Legermuseum and the BL; and 2 of the French, at the BN and Biblioteca Torino. Katalog Bibliothek Koniglich Preussichen grosser Generalstabes (1878), p. 77; Freis, Cat. Lib. USMA, 230.

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        Pl. 76 Yellow-crowned Wood Warbler (Male & Young). Iris versicolor. 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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        System des Heutigen Romischen Rechts

      1840. Savigny, Carl Friedrich von [1779-1861]. System des Heutigen Romischen Rechts. Berlin: Bei Veit und Comp., 1840-1849. Eight volumes in four books. Octavo (8" x 5). Contemporary quarter calf over textured paper boards, raised bands, gilt titles and gilt fillets to spines. Moderate rubbing to extremities with some wear to spine ends and corners, minor scuffs and nicks to boards, some hinges starting or cracked. Some toning to text, occasional light foxing, internally clean. * First edition. Savigny was a deeply influential German jurist and an excellent scholar of Roman law. A principal member of the historical school of jurisprudence, he had a keen interest in its role in the subsequent development of European law. He taught Roman law at the Universities of Marburg, Landshut and Berlin, where he later served as rector. His System is a study of Roman law's role in the legal systems of Savigny's day. It can be thought of as a companion to his Geschichte des Romischen Rechts im Mittelalter (1815-31), a study of the revival and influence of Roman law during the medieval era.

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        PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND STATUARY OF THE GOVERNMENT: THE PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND ARCHITECTURAL ORNAMENTS OF THE CAPITOL OF THE UNITED STATES, AT THE CITY OF WASHINGTON

      Washington: Lithographed and published by P. Haas, 1840.. [4],44,[2]pp. plus twenty-three lithographic plates (including two folding plans and two folding plates). Contemporary cloth, front cover gilt ("Public Buildings and Statuary of the U.S. Capitol"). Covers lightly worn, contemporary stitching through front and rear boards near spine. Additional lithographic titlepage ("PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND ARCHITECTURAL ORNAMENTS OF THE CAPITOL OF THE U. STATES AT THE CITY OF WASHINGTON"). Minor foxing throughout. Plates generally clean. A very good copy. An enchanting illustrated guide to the art and architecture of the United States Capitol, with lithographic plates by the artist, Augustus Kollner, and the publisher and lithographer, P. Haas. Each of the images is accompanied by explanatory text. Included are views of the Capitol, the "Presidents House," the Treasury, the Post Office, and the Patent Office as well as interior scenes of the Capitol and the Senate Chamber. Representations of statuary found in various Washington buildings include Thomas Jefferson, Pocahontas and Captain John Smith, Daniel Boone, Penn's Treaty, and the Pilgrims at Plymouth. The folding plans are diagrams of the floor of the Senate and the floor of the House of Representatives, and the folding plates are of Greenough's statue of Washington and an interior view of the House of Representatives. This is the second issue of Kollner's guide, with a title dated 1840, after the first issue of 1839. Only the title date is changed. Kollner was a prolific and long- lived Philadelphia artist (he lived until 1908) who also produced a larger series of views of American cities between 1848 and 1851. This book is some of Kollner's earliest work, as well as being one of the earliest series of views of Washington, and one of the earliest publications with representations of the art decorating the U.S. Capitol. OCLC 5620465.

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        Lives of the Queens of England, from the Norman Conquest; with Anecdotes of their Court, now first published from Official Records and other Authentic Documents, Private as well as Public, by Agnes Strickland (1840-1848). Together with: Lives of the Princesses of England, from the Normand Conquest, by Mary Ann Green (1849-1855)

      London: Henry Colburn, 1840-1855., 1840. First Editions of all the volumes of the two works; 18 volumes in all (12 + 6); 8vo. A beautiful presentation in a uniform binding circa 1900 by Bayntun in half red morocco with gilt titles and extra gilt to spines, marbled boards with gilt rule, top edges gilt, marbled end papers. A fine set in a sumptuous binding.

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        Three Years' Residence in Canada, from 1837 to1839. With Notes of a Winter Voyage to New York, and Journey thence to theBritish Possessions: to which is added A Review of the Condition of theCanadian People. By T.R. Preston, Late of the Government Service atToronto

      London. Richard Bentley. 1840.. 12mo. 19.5cm, the first edition,in 2 volumes bound in One, xii,[errata leaf],285,[2] & vi,307pp., halftitle in volume one, rebound in quarter speckled maroon brown calf, blindruled raised bands, crimson morocco labels, gilt titles, marbled boards,a fine copy, rare. (cgc) Sabin 65378. Story p104. Matthews p98. DionneII-1192. Gagnon I- 2804. Lande 724. T.P.L. 2302. There is no mistaking theelement of pique in the disdainful comments of Canada made by. Preston'sfirst impressions were gained under unfortunate circumstances. He arrivedat Quebec in February 1827, was in Montreal during the riot thatprecipitated the rebellion in that province, and reached Kingston duringthe height of the excitement over the outbreak in Toronto under WilliamLyon Mackenzie. For the rest of his stay he was employed in Toronto. Hisbias appears in his criticism of the stagnant' British colonies ascompared to the vigorous life of the United States, while the emergence ofvigorous qualities among the second generation of Canadians is deprecatedon the ground that young Canadians would be far better employed inagriculture or business than in over-crowding the professions and becomingcompetitors for public employment. It was Preston's view that Torontosociety was pretentious. (Story). His work in the government service inToronto 1837-1839; descriptions of the chief towns, politics, economics,business, public works, land grants, condition of the Indians, settlers,etc.; somewhat impersonal. (Mathews).

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        LIVES OF THE QUEENS OF ENGLAND, FROM THE NORMAN CONQUEST; WITH ANECDOTES OF THEIR COURTS:

      London: Henry Colburn, 1840-48. About fine, all quite sound with a handsome shelf appearance. First edition Twelve volumes. Octavo. Illustrated with engraved frontispieces and engraved title pages. Bound by Birdsall in quarter dark blue straight grained morocco with cloth sides and marbled endpapers, t.e.g., the spine with tan title label gilt and with gilt panel and raised band ornaments

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        Die Masken-Lotterie. Ein Spiel zur geselligen Unterhaltung. / La loterie aux masques. Jeu social et amusant.

      No place, [c. 1840]. - Double leaf; 38 engr. plates (of which 28 are coloured). Original wooden coffer. Charming game of hazard with pretty playing cards, many in vivid colour raised in egg-white. - Ten large cards show men and women wearing masks, including a physician, pantaloon, keeper of the wine cellar, courier, chambermaid, and lady; 18 smaller cards show their accessoires (bouquet, cocked hat, pistols, and spurs). Also included are ten uncoloured "free cards", the function of which (as of all other cards) may be inferred from the lithographed instructions in German and French. - Occasional slight brownstaining; some duststaining to sliding box cover. Probably a number of acessoire cards are missing. Well preserved. Cf. Vogel 148.

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