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        Baschkiren bey Hamburgs zerstörten Vorstädten im Jahre 1814.

      Handcoloured engraving after a drawing by Chr. Suhr. [Hamburg ca. 1840]. 45 x 60 cm.. A view of the ruined suburbs of Hamburg with groups of Russian bashkir fighters on horseback roaming the town

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell's Antikvariat]
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        Pl. 406 Golden Eye Duck (Male & Female) 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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        Schlacht bei Austerlitz am 2tm. December 1805; Eröffnung des Französisch-Russichen Kriegs; Hauptschacht an der Moskwa, zu Borodino, iV Stunden von Moskau, den 7. Sept. 1812; Dritter Angriff auf Böhmen bei Nollendorf den 17. Sept. 1813; Die Französiche Retirade durchs Fulda'sche; Die Schlacht bei Bar sur Aube, den 27n Februar 1814. (& gerahmte Schlachtenszenen). Holzstiche, handkoloriert, bei Fr. Campe, Nürnberg.

      29 x 35 cm, unter Passepartout, alle in vergoldeteten Rahmen, 18 x 25 cm, Einige Blätter etwas gebräunt, insgesamt gute Exemplare.

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        Machiavel?s Political Discourses Upon the First Decade of Livy. Interspersed with Various Reflections

      Louisville: Prentice & Weissinger, 1840. 29 p.; 22 cm. The first text of Machiavelli published in the United States and a very rare book. Machiavelli, Niccol, 1469-1527. Discorsi sopra la prima deca di Tito Livio. Stock#OB959. Good+, some foxing, original blue paper wrappers, early manuscript annotations on title-page.

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        Pl. 43 Night-hawk on White Oak (Qucrcus alba) 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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        Master Humphrey's Clock.: Three volumes in one. Illustrated by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne.

      London, Chapman and Hall, 1840. First Edition. Beautifully bound by Campbell Logan Bindery in quarter green oasis and green silk moire boards. Hardcover. Book condition: Scattered foxing throughout. Lacks dedication and blank leaf in

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        Master Humphrey's Clock

      Chapman and Hall London: Chapman and Hall. 1840-1841. First. First edition. Three volumes. Bound in 19th Century diced calf, each volume very neatly rebacked. Ruled and titled in gilt. A couple of modest stains to the boards, a little rubbing at the spine, an attractive, very good or better set. Contains The Old Curiousity Shop and Barnaby Rudge. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Payne's Royal Dresden Gallery Being a Selection of Subjects Engraved after Pictures by the Great Masters . . . Two volumes

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

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        DESCRIZIONE DI TORINO.

      TORINO, POMBA, 1840Esemplare in buone condizioni, fioriture Legatura d'epoca in mezza pelle ITALIANO Legatura d'epoca in mezza pelle e carta maculata, titolo ed eleganti fregi in oro al dorso. VIII pagine numerate, compreso il frontespizio con titolo e raffigurazione incisa della celebre statua eseguita nel 1838 dal Marocchetti e raffigurante Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia ripreso a cavallo; 472 pagine numerate; 1 grande tavola fuori testo incisa  e più volte ripiegata,  raffigurante pianta della città di Torino a firma dell'editore Maggi.  Testo in lingua italiana;" alcuni fregi tipografici litografati alla penna.  L'opera è  una ricercata e precisa guida della capitale sabauda, composta ""in servigio di Dotti Italiani"". Il testo descrive Torino sotto il profilo topografico, storico, religioso, istituzionale ed artistico. Nello stesso anno ne vennero pubblicate due edizioni, una di misure leggermente maggiori, con al frontespizio una vignetta raffigurante la chiesa della Gran Madre,  XII pagine di prefazione e fregi nelle pagine di testo, identica la tavola finale"; l'altra, come quella in esame, di dimensioni inferiori, VIII pagine di prefazione e senza fregi alle pagine  di testo. Esemplare in buone condizioni, salvo usuali fioriture  alle carte, perfetta la tavola fuori testo.  

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        Veduta di Milano.

      Senza indicazioni tipografiche (ma Milano, Vallardi, 1840 circa). Acquatinta e gouache, cm 22,5 x 89 (la parte figurata), 34,5 x 103,5 (il foglio). Bella Veduta panoramica della citt? di Milano con al centro il Duomo e il Palazzo Reale; sullo sfondo i monti. Minuscole macchie e lievi abrasioni nella parte superiore, peraltro magnificamente colorata, in ampi margini e in buono stato di conservazione.

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        I PROMESSI SPOSI (e) OPERE VARIE. Storia milanese del XVII secolo scoperta e rifatta. Edizione riveduta dall'Autore - Storia della colonna infame inedita.

      Guglielmini e Redaelli 1840 In-8 gr. (mm. 266x180), legatura in mz. pelle mod. con piatti in cartonato coevo, tit. oro al dorso, tagli blu, pp. 864, testo inquadrato in doppio filetto ed illustrato da ca. 450 disegni, eseguiti per la maggior parte da Francesco Gonin e Paolo Riccardi, inc. su legno. "Prima edizione illustrata" dei "Promessi Sposi", voluta dallo stesso Manzoni, e prima edizione del testo riveduto e della "Storia della Colonna Infame". E' l'edizione definitiva che il Manzoni diede dopo la "risciacquatura in Arno". Cfr. Giujusa,I,80: ?La stampa di questa ediz. fu completata nell?agosto del 1842 ed era il risultato di una pubblicazione a dispense iniziatasi nel novembre del ?40? - Parenti,331 - Salveraglio,57 - Cat. Hoepli,218 - Benezit,VI, p. 274 che del Gonin (1808-1889) cita naturalmente l?illustrazione dei ?Promessi Sposi?. Esemplare in ottimo stato. Unito a: OPERE VARIE. Edizione riveduta dall'Autore. Milano, 1845. In-8 gr., stessa legatura, pp. 864, testo inquadrato in doppio filetto, molto ben illustrato da 10 tavv. a piena pag. (nel t.) disegnate da Focosi e inc. su legno da Ratti, ornato da 11 testatine e 10 capilett., pure in legno. Vi sono contenute: "l'Adelchi - il Discorso sulla Storia Longobardica in Italia - il Conte di Carmagnola - la Lettre sur l'unité de temps et de lieu dans la tragedie - del Romanzo Storico.. - il Dialogo dell'Invenzione - la Lettera a Giacinto Carena sulla Lingua Italiana - le Osservazioni sulla Morale Cattolica - gli Inni Sacri - le Strofe per una Prima Comunione - il Cinque Maggio". Non figura la dispensa (quasi sempre mancante) che nel 1860 il Manzoni pensò di aggiungere al volume e contenente: "Marzo 1821" ed il "Proclama di Rimini" (gia' pubblicati nel 1848). "Prima edizione". Cfr. Salveraglio,9 - Vismara, p. 329 - Cat. Hoepli,214. Esemplare in ottimo stato.

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        Two Years Before The Mast. A Personal Narrative Of Life At Sea

      First edition. Bound in the publisher's original cloth boards stamped in black with the spine missing and the front board detached. First printing, first state with the dot over the i in the word in, on the first line of the copyright notice; and by the unbroken head on page 9. On the back cover: Harper's Family Library, Nos. 1-105 listed; Classical Series, Nos. 1-36 listed; Boys' and Girls' Library, Nos. 1-27 listed. This is Harper's Family Library No. CVI. Presentation on front end paper to former owner. Rear fly leaf nearly torn out. Housed in a cloth drop back folding box with a paper label stamped in black on the spine. Text block is tight and unbroken. Hardcover. Book condition: Good condition

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        Rome, And Its Surrounding Scenery.

      . First edition. Illustrated with engravings by W. B. Cooke from drawings by eminent artists accompanied by literary sketches by H. Noel Humphreys. Bound in half brown leather and maroon cloth with blind-stamped decorations and title stamped in gilt on the spine. Marbled end papers. Occassional foxing to plates, extremeties rubbed, otherwise very good.

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        The Rhine, Italy, And Greece. 2 Volumes In 1.

      . In a series of drawings from nature by Colonel Cockburn, Major Irton, Messrs. Bartlett, Leitch, and Wolfensberger. 1st edition. Full contemporary sheep ornamented in gilt on the covers and spine, a.e.g., [1], 90, [2] pp., engraved title page, 71 full-page engraved plates and 2 engraved vignettes. The text and plates are bright, and clean, the covers show minor shelf wear at the head, hinges, and extremities, otherwise a remarkable copy in very good condition.

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        The Shores And Islands Of The Mediterranaean Drawn From Nature.

      . 1st edition. Contemporary half polished calf and marbled paper boards lettered in gilt, 156 pp., engraved title, one folding map and 64 full-page engraved plates. C. Bentley, Grenville Temple, W.L. Leitch, S. Prout, T. Allom, C. Bentley, S. Prout and J. Salmon are among the contributing artists. Text is clean and bright, light foxing to some of the plates, chipping at the head of the spine and rubbed through at the extremities. Very good condition.

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        The Works of Benjamin Franklin : Containing several Political and Historical Tracts not included in any former edition, and many Letters Official and Private, not hitherto published. With Notes and Life of the Author by

      Very Good- with no dust jacket Hardcover Seven volumes professionally rebacked with original spine remnants laid on. Random foxing, light wear. Solid copies. ; Ten of ten volumes, complete set. A Checklist of American Imprints for 1840, 40-2431. William Thomas Lowndes, The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature, volume 2, page 834. Joseph Sabin, A Dictionary of Books relating to America, 25606. Well regarded as a founder of the academic study of American history, later President of Harvard, Jared Sparks rescued much of the papers of key American leaders of the American Revolution. Bookplates of George Brinley and J Hammond Trumbull on pastedown of volume I. George Brinley, of Hartford, was a leading collector of American history, and the five auctions of his library 1878-1880 were landmark events. J Hammond Trumbull, state librarian of Connecticut, one of the founders and a President of the American Philological Association, and thirty years President of the Connecticut Historical Society, was given rights in Brinley's will to purchase a given value of books at the auctions without payment. Sparks' Works of Benjamin Franklin was the definitive nineteenth-century version, and this particular set has fascinating provenance and associations. ; 10 v pages

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        Etudes sur les glaciers. (Atlas). Dessinés d'après nature et lithographiés par Jph. Bettanier.

      47,5x31,8 cm. Titre lithogr., 18 planches lithogr. (nos. 1-18) et 14 planches sur papier de soie montrant les glaciers avec explications (nos. 1a-14a). Atlas seul. Lonchamp 14b. - Premier livre sur la glaciologie et géomorphologie glaciaire. - Couverture frottée. Rousseurs. [2 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]

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        American Scenery; or, Land, Lake and River Illustrations of transatlantic Nature. From Drawings by William Henry Bartlett.

      4°. 3 n.n. Bl., 140 S.; IV, 106 S. Mit gestochenem Porträt als Frontispiz, 2 Titelvignetten, 1 Karte und 117 Stahlstichtafeln, alles in leuchtendem Kolorit. Geprägte Ganzlederbände der Zeit mit Rautenprägung, doppelter Deckelfiletierung, schwarzen goldgeprägten Rückenschildern und reicher floraler Rückenvergoldung. 2 Bände. Sabin 3784. - Erste Ausgabe des berühmten Ansichtenwerkes. - Hier in einem durchgehend sorgfältig kolorierten Exemplar. - Papier leicht gebräunt. Einband beschabt, Rückenkanten angebrochen. Rückenschild des ersten Bandes mit Fehlstelle. - First edition of this famous book of views. This copy contains particularly wll coloured illustrations. Paper slightly browned. Binding scratched, Back edges broken, Spine of the first volume with default. [7 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]

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        Sämmtliche Werke.

      8°. Mit einem Porträt, gestochen von E. Eicher nach E. Förster. Grüne Halblederbände der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung. 33 Bände in 18 Bänden. Goedeke V, 466.38. - Zweite Gesamtausgabe. Wesentlich exakter als die erste Ausgabe. - Vorsätze jeweils leicht leimschattig. Nur sehr wenige Seiten fleckig. Papier schwach gebräunt. Abklatsch des Porträts auf dem ersten Titelblatt.

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        Ansichten sämtlicher Burgen, Schlösser und Ruinen der Schweiz, nach der Natur gezeichnet von Joh. Fried. Wagner mit erläuterndem Text.

      23,5x17 cm. 179 getönte lithographierten Tafeln, 12 S. (Vorbemerkung, Unterwalden); 12 S. (Basel); 18 S. (Neuenburg). Leinwandband der Zeit mit Rücken- und Deckeltitel und eingebundener Originalbroschur des III. Heftes. Mit 179 Ansichten von: 3 Uri (1-3) - 12 Vaud (1-12) - 4 Wallis (1-4) - 5 Zürich (1-4, 6) - 16 Thurgau (1-16) - 6 Unterwalden (1-6) - 9 St. Gallen (1-9) - 5 Schaffhausen (1-5) - 13 Solothurn (1-13) - 20 Fribourg (1-20) - 6 Neuchâtel (1-6) - 19 Aargau (1-19) - 18 Basel (1-18) - 43 Bern (1-29, 31-44). - Einband berieben und etwas fleckig. Die meisten Tafelränder etwas stockfleckig.

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        Erinnerung an München. 36, zum Teil handkolorierte Stahlstiche. Gestochen von Poppel, Schönfeld, L. Hofmeister, Riegel u.a.

      36 teils handkol. Stahlstiche. Roter, goldumrandeter Or.-Leineneinband. Quer 8vo. (16,5x24,5cm) Einband im Gelenk lose. Stiche z.T. in einer Ecke fingerfkleckig. Gezeichnet von Kolb, Poppel, Seeberger, J. Riegel, C.A. Lebsché u.a. Optisch vollständig. Ansichten: "München von der Ostseite", Basilika St. Bonifacii, Königsbau in München, Der Neue Flügel der k. Residenz in München, Wittelsbacher Pallast, Glyptothek, Pinakothek, Neue Pinakothek, Kunst- Ausstellungs- Gebäude, Das Isartor, Siegestor, Die Propyläen, Universität, Vestibule der Universität, Glasmalerei in München, Frauenkirche, Erzgieserei, Carolinenplatz und der Obelisk, Monument Maximilians I., Ruhmeshalle bei München, Hofkirche zum Heil. Michael, Die Feldherrnhalle und die Theatinerkirche, Ludwigsstrasse nach Norden und nach Süden, Protetantische Kirche, Das K.. Hof- und Nationaltheater, Nymphenburg u.a. (Farbfotos der Ansichten auf Anfrage)

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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

      Longman Orme Brown Green and Longmans 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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        Napoleon with the sick at Jaffa or in Egypt, lithograph by Champion after Gros. c. 1840?

      C. Motte Paris: C. Motte, 1840.

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        The Progress of a Water-coloured Drawing: Wherein is Represented to the Reader the Various Graduations Through which a Drawing Passes, from the Outline to Its Finished State.

      London: Printed for the author by E. Spragg, 1840 (circa). [1] + 4pp + 14 hand coloured plates + 22pp + tipped in errata slip. 1st ed., mostly clean in original boards retaining original label. Re-backed with modern spine and end papers. A rare work.

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

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

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        On the Minute Structure and Movements of Voluntary Muscle, WITH: Additional Note on the Contraction of Voluntary Muscle in the Living Body.

      First Editions, extracted from The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, respectively vol.130 for 1840, pp., 457-501 and vol.131 for 1841, pp. 69-72, complete with a total of 5 lithographic plates, with general title-page to vol 130, (this and plates with small and neat embossed unlinked library name), disbound, large quarto, very good copy, London, [The Royal Society], 1840, 1841. * "Classical description of the striated muscle" (GARRISON MORTON, 542). "Bowman's classic description of the anatomy and contracility of striated muscle fibrils was hardly improved upon until the advent of the electron microscope. He was the first to give a complete description of the fascicular tunic, which he named sarcolemma." Haskell Norman Library. The first part of William Bowman's professional career (up to 1842) concentrated on histological studies which resulted in the publication of 'Physiological anatomy and physiology of man' (1843-1856) published with Robert Bentley Todd (1809-1860). This work was an important landmark and displayed Bowman's accurate eye and descriptive pen, and artistic pencil which produced masterly accounts of histology. New and detailed descriptions were made of skin, muscle, nerves, sense organs, kidney, bone, and cartilage. On 18 June 1840 the paper "On the minute structure and movement of voluntary muscle" was communicated to the Royal Society by Todd. It resulted in Bowman's election to fellowship at the age of twenty-five. Striated muscle fine structure began to be really understood following a comprehensive survey of the matter carried out by William Bowman in the late 1830s. The publications resulting from such a study, the first of which earned for the author a precocious election as Fellow of the Royal Society. DSB, II, pp. 375-376; Fulton, History of physiology, pp. 226-228; Garrison and Morton 542; Haskell Norman Library 294.

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        The Caricaturist's Scrap Book.

      Quer-4°, 60 Bl., durchgeh. Radierungen, OLwd. m. Goldpräg., Rücken fachmännisch erneuert, Ecken berieben u. geleimt, einige Bl. am Fusssteg etw. fleckig, Vs. etw. fingerfleckig. Alle Abb. in (Kupfer-)Stichen. Enthält: «Omnium-Gatherum»: Titelblatt u. [First Series:] No. 1 - 7; Second Series: No. 1 - 6; «Demonology & Witchcraft», No. 1 - 6; «Old Way's & New Way's»: Titelblatt u. No. 1 - 6; «Nautical Dictionary»: Titelblatt u. No. 1 - 6; «The Art of Tormenting»: Titelblatt u. S. 1 - 6; «Scenes in London», No. 1 - 20 auf 5 Bl., die No. 21 bis 47 ungenau verteilt: anstelle der Nr. 21 des Serie wurde versehentlich die Nr. 25 der «Sporting Sketches» montiert - die No. 21 wurde am Ort der Nr. 48 nachgetragen; «Sayings & Doings», No. 1 - 6.

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        The Ladies' Flower Garden of Ornamental Annuals

      London: William Smith 113 Fleet Street 1840 London: William Smith, 113, Fleet Street, 1840. First edition. 4to. With 48 hand-colored plates by Day & Haghe, Lithographers to the Queen. xvi, iv, 272 pp. Recent quarter brown morocco and cloth, a.e.g. Fine

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        Morrison's North River Traveller's Companion Containing a Map of the Hudson or North River, with a Description of the adjoining Country; the Names and Distances of the different Towns, the Names and Heights of the surrounding Mountains, &c

      Philadelphia. hardcover. very good(+). Case map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Page measures 8.75" x 22.25". Fantastic pocket map following the path of the Hudson River from New York City to Hadley Falls, circa 1840. Each county the river passes through has been differentiated with color and notable towns and cities are marked along the way. As a "Traveller's Companion" the map provides lists of distances between various U.S. cities, hotels, and lengths of U.S. canals. A map of New York City and its environs is printed on the inside cover. Title in decorative scroll motif with an uncolored view of a waterfall. Minor scattered foxing and adhesive stain to inside cover.

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        On the construction of life-tables, illustrated by a new life-table

      1840. Farr, William (1807-83). On the construction of life-tables, illustrated by a new life-table of the healthy districts of England. In Philosophical Transactions 149, pt. 2 (1859): 837-78. Folding table and tables in text, including one typeset by the Scheutz calculator. Original printed wrappers. Whole number. [16], 493-931 [1], 16pp., 16 plates. 300 x 230 mm. (uncut and unopened). FIne. First edition. Farr's preliminary report, describing the use of the Scheutz Engine no. 3 to prepare life tables, was published five years before his English Life Table. Farr, a pioneer in the quantitative study of morbidity and mortality, was chief statistician of the General Register Office, England's central statistical office. Influenced by Babbage, he had long been interested in the use of a calculating machine such as Babbage's Difference Engine to compute life tables; see page 854 of the present report, in which Farr refers to his 1843 letter on this subject to the registrar-general. Farr had seen and tested the machine's predecessor, the Scheutz Engine no. 2, when it was on display in London. It was at Farr's recommendation that the British government authorized in 1857 the sum of £1200 for the Scheutz Engine no. 3 to be constructed by the firm of Bryan Donkin, a manufacturer of machines for the color printing of bank notes and stamps. Costs overran and Donkin delivered the machine in July 1859, several weeks past the deadline, at a loss of £615 (Lindgren 1987, 224-25). Thus, it is one of the ironies of history that the British government funded the construction of a difference engine designed in Sweden based on Babbage's principles long after it had refused funding to complete construction of Babbage's Difference Engine no. 1.Farr's preliminary report, received by the Royal Society on March 17 of that year, was written while the Scheutz Engine no. 3 was still "in the course of construction by the Messrs. Donkin" (p. 854). The report's table B1, "Life-Table of Healthy English Districts," made from stereotype plates produced by the calculator, represents the very first application of a difference engine to medical statistics.The Scheutz Engine no. 2, which the Scheutzes had brought with them from Sweden to England, was purchased in 1857 by the Dudley Observatory in Albany, New York. The following year the observatory used the machine in the computation of tables for the planet Mars; however, these were experimental and probably never printed on paper (Lindgren 1978, 211). The Scheutzes, Farr, and the Dudley Observatory were the first to use the Scheutz calculator in a scientific context. Origins of Cyberspace 77.

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        The rise, progress, and termination of the Maroon War,

      Wigan: Printed by C.S. Simms, 1840. xlviii + 259pp. 1st ed., very fine in original rather faded blind stamped cloth with slight damage to head of spine. A rare work.

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        The Newgate Calender Improved; Being Memoirs of Notorious Characters, Who have been convicted of offences against the Laws of England, during the Seventeenth Century; and continued to the present time, Chronologically Arranged

      London: Printed for Thomas Kelly 17 Paternoster Row by W. Clowes nd c. 1840 London: Printed for Thomas Kelly 17, Paternoster-Row by W. Clowes, nd (c. 1840). (NEWGATE PRISON) 5 vols., 8vo. Illustrated. Bound in later Ninetenth century three quarter green calf, red leather title labels, marbled boards. A nice set. Bookplates of Charles B. Driscoll and his collection at Wichita City Library

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        Der Tunnel.

      Ziehharmonikaförmig gefaltetes Diorama in 6 Teilen (davon eines die Rückwand). In kolorierter Lithographie. 11,5 x 14 cm, voll entfaltet ca. 55 cm. Mit marmoriertem Pappschuber d. Zt. Zeigt einen Blick durch den zwischen 1825 und 1843 gebauten Themsetunnel; die zwei "Durchschaulöcher" ermöglichen einen perspektiver Blick durch zwei Gänge, die von Säulen getrennt und mit kleineren und größeren Figuren gefüllt sind. Peepshows dieser Art wurden in England in verschiedenster Ausführung für den europäischen Markt produziert um damit die überwältigende technische Leistung auch in der Ferne nachvollziehbar zu machen. - Durch die Griffaussparung am Schuber ist der Vorderdeckel mittig oben und unten fingerfleckig. Die erste Ebene ist an der oberen Befestigung unauffällig mit einem dünnen Klebstreifen verstärkt, unten mit etwas Papierverlust am Boden (außerhalb der Darstellung). Mit kleineren Gebrauchsspuren, aber so weit wie feststellbar mit allen Figuren komplett. Der Schuber ist berieben und bestoßen.

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        50 Bilder zu Virgils Heneide. Gestochen unter der Leitung von C. Frommel.

      Carlsruhe, bei Aug. Klose und C. Frommel, s. d. (ma 1840 ca.). In 12esimo oblungo, pp. n. n., front. in delineato, 1 cartina con parte dell'Italia, l'Internum Mare e la Grecia, il Campus Troiae in delineato con 19 didascalie, 50 incisioni in rame f. t. in b/n finemente incise raffiguranti vedute di citt? e siti greci e italiani compongono il volumetto e sono intervallate da qq. pp. di testo, leg. in t. percallina verde con titolo in oro al dorso. Carl - Ludwig Frommel (Birkenfeld nel 1789 - Inspringen 1863) (Scuola Tedesca). Pittore e incisore. Dopo aver visitato l'Italia, si ferma in Germania e diventa professore di pittura e di incisione a Carlsruhe. In seguito, si reca in Inghilterra dove apre un atelier di incisione. Interessante guida che racconta del viaggio dell'Eneide. Buon esemplare.

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        Monument Eleve a Hawaii au Capitaine Cook. Iles Sandwich

      Akermann & Co Paris:: Akermann & Co,. 1840.. View of Karakakoa Bay in Hawaii, scene of Captain Cook's death. The view is from the voluminous 'Voyage Autour du Monde Execute Pendant les Annees 1836,1837 sur la Corvette La Bonite'. Black and white lithograph, plate 47. 12.5 x 9" plus wide margins, very good condition. Borba de Moraes, 874; Nissen, ZBI, 4208; Sabin, 98298; Stafleu, 1969; Wood, 609, referring to the book.

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        Volumes 1 to 45 of Early English Poetry, Ballads, and Popular Literature of the Middle Ages . . edited from original manuscripts and scarce publications. - The Percy Society Numbers 1 to 45 of The Percy Society, bound in 12 volumes.

      Printed for the Percy Society, by T. Richards, 1840. Numbers 1 to 45 of the Percy Society reprints of Early English Poems and Ballads bound in 12 volumes. Victorian 1/2 green morocco, gilt lettering, marbled boards and edges. Some rubbing, but a very good run. 38a

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        L'Avocat De La Republique, 1798

      1840. Gillray, James [1756/57-1815]. [Erskine, Thomas, First Baron Erskine (1750-1823)]. L'Avocat De La Republique. London: Hannah Humphrey, 21 May 1798. Reissue. London: Thomas McLean, 1840. Attractively glazed and matted 10" x 7-1/2" colored lithograph in handsome 18" x 15-1/2" wooden frame, small brass plaque to center of bottom. Light toning to margins, image vivid. An attractive piece. * Second issue. Plate 7 from the series French Habits. Gillray, a British caricaturist and printmaker, was famous for his political and social satires. Most of his work was published from 1792 to 1810. French Habits is a 12-plate folio depicting leading members of the Whig Party as leaders of France's revolutionary government.

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        Geometrische Untersuchungen zur Theorie der Parallellinien.

      Mit 2 gefalt. Tafeln. 1 Bl., 61 S. HLdr. des späten 19. Jhdts. PMM 293 Anm.; Poggendorff I, 1482; Engel/Stäckel, Urkunden zur Geschichte der nichteuklidischen Geometrie I, 448, 13; DSB VIII, 432 f. - Erste Ausgabe, aber wohl anastatischer Nachdruck der Zeit. Bekannt ist ein auch als solcher gekennzeichneter bei Mayer & Müller, Berlin aus dem Jahr 1887; die hier vorliegende, den Bibliographen und Bibliotheken völlig unbekannte Ausgabe hat keinerlei gedruckten Verweise auf einen Nachdruck, ist aber als solcher, recht zeitnaher erkenntlich. - Lobatschewskis erste Veröffentlichung in Buchform über die nichteuklidische Geometrie, gleichzeitig eines seiner wenigen selbständigen Werke, von ihm in deutscher Sprache verfasst. Die vorliegende Schrift ist eine eigenständige Zusammenfassung seiner 1829-30 in russischer Sprache im Kasaner Universitätskurier erschienenen Aufsätze über "Die Anfangsgründe der Geometrie". Die darin entwickelte nichteuklidische Geometrie revolutionierte unsere Vorstellung vom Wesen der Mathematik. Nachdem Gauss von Lobatschewski ein Exemplar seiner "Geometrischen Untersuchungen" erhalten hatte, begann er, einzig um dessen frühere Arbeiten im Original zu lesen, mit dem Studium der russischen Sprache. Er war selbst schon zu ähnlichen allgemeinen Schlussfolgerungen wie Lobatschewski gekommen, ohne jedoch etwas darüber zu verüffentlichen, und bewertete dessen Arbeiten ausgesprochen positiv. - Vorderdeckel und Titelblatt mit Nameneintrag Dr. Henry Taber (1860-1936), am Titel datiert 1889. Taber war Professor der Mathematik an der Clark University (Worcester, Massachusetts) 1888-1921. - Etwas bestoßen, Rücken lädiert. Vorderer Spiegel mit Exlibris einer amerikanischen Bibliothek. Das Titelblatt etwas knittrig und eng eingebunden. Eine Tafel mit kurzem, hinterlegtem Einriss.

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

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

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

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

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