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        Geometrische Untersuchungen zur Theorie der Parallellinien

      Berlin, G. Fincke, (tatsächlich etwas später:) 1840.. 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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        Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Naval Architecture: being the article 'Ship-Building' in the Encyclopaedia Britannica, Seventh Edition.

      Adam and Charles Black, Simpkin etc,, Edinburgh: 1840 - xvi, 90, printed in double column except for the Introduction, and followed by the 15 plates, five being double-page, and one of these folding. A little foxing to the plates, text clean. Original yellow endpapers, with professional repairs to hinges. Large quarto, in contemporary grained brown cloth ruled in blind: rebacked, with the original spine with faded gilt title relaid. A very nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chapel Books]
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        Memoir, Historical and Political, on the Northwest Coast of North America, and the Adjacent Territories; Illustrated By a Map and a Geographical View of Those Countries - Signed and Inscribed By Author to Historian William Hickling Prescott

      Washington, D.C.: Blair and Rives. Hardcover. xi, 227 pages. Index. Fold-out map. Signed and inscribed by author to renowned historian William Hickling Prescott inside front board. Upon front free endpaper a subsequent owner (late 1800s) has documented the provenance of this copy and documented Prescott's pencil markings to pages 23 through 27 which deal with Cortes and Mexico. Occasional light markings to contents. Prior owner's mini-bookplate inside front board. Narrow openings along both hinges. Usual library markings. Fold-out map bears several short openings and a tape repair along right edge. Front free endpaper loose but present. Prior owner's signature atop title page. Above-average external wear to brown marbled boards. . Fair. 1840. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: RareNonFiction.com]
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        Voyages of the Dutch Brig of War Dourga, through the Southern and Little-Known Parts of the Moluccan Archipelago, and along the Previously Unknown Southern Coast of New Guinea, Performed During the Years 1825 & 1826

      London.: Madden.. 1840.. Translated from the Dutch by George Windsor Earl. 2 maps, xxiv + 365pp + advert, bookplate front paste down, some light foxing throughout, little offsetting from the frontis on to the title page as usual, full calf, very attractive marbled endpapers, marbled edges, rebacked, decorative gilt backstrip with raised bands showing a little wear laid down, light shelf wear edges, light foxing preliminary and lower blanks. .

      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom]
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        MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK

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

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        Discorso letto nell' ateneo in Bergamo da Paolo Conte Vimercati Sozzi sovra alcuni monumenti esistenti in Roma alla memoria d'illustri bergamaschi annessivi i relativi disegni ed analoghe illustrazioni.

      Dalla Stamperia Mazzoleni;, Bergamo: 1840 - Bergamo: Dalla Stamperia Mazzoleni; 1840. 54 S., Abb. Oppd. Einband angeschmutzt und beschabt. Innen tls. etwas stockfleckig. BEIGEBUNDEN: Ragionamento di Paolo Conte Vimercati Sozzi sovra alcuni vasi e lucerne fittili un vetro ed un bronzo tratti da vetustissime arche sepolcrali presso lovere letto nella publica seduta 22 aprile 1841 dell'ateneo di bergamo. Bergamo: Dalla Stamperia Mazzoleni; 1841. 36 S., Falttafel. - Sulla moneta della citta di bergamo nel secolo decimoterzo dissertazione storico-critica di Paolo Conte Vimercati Sozzi. Bergamo: Dalla Stamperia Mazzoleni; 1842. 76 S., Abb., 4 Tafeln. - Su varj argomenti relativi a Torquato Tasso illustrazione die Paolo Conte Vimercati Sozzi. Bergamo; Stamperia Mazzoleni; 1844. Falttafel, Titelkupfer, 42 S. - Sulle belemniti d'entratico cenni di P.C.V.S. Bergamo: Stamperia Mazzoleni; 1846. 23 S., 2 Tafeln. - LOSE BEILIEGEND: Ritrovamenti numismatico-archeologici suardi e volpi esposti da Paolo Vimercati-Sozzi. 7 S., Falttafel. - Lapide romana sterrata nella provincia di Bergamo annunziata da Paolo Vimercati Sozzi. 8 S. Jeweils schmucklose Broschur. Insgesamt sieben Teile. Sprache: Italienisch Sonderrabatt August 2013: Das Antiquariat Hamecher bietet AbeBooks-Kunden einen exklusiven Rabatt von 25% auf sämtliche Preise. Alter Preis: 600.00 EUR. Einband angeschmutzt und beschabt. Innen tls. etwas stockfleckig. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hamecher]
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        The Comic Latin Grammar & The Comic English Grammar

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

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books]
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        Laws of the General Assembly.Commonwealth Pennsylvania.1840-1971

      1840 - [Pennsylvania]. Laws of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Passed at the Session of 1840 [-1971]. Published by Authority. Harrisburg: William D. Boas [and others], 1840-1971. Some years missing (see below). Together 88 books. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). 1840-97 volumes: Contemporary quarter sheep over paper, lettering pieces to spines, several rebacked in buckram, some volumes have hand-lettered sppines. Moderate shelfwear, some hinges cracked, internally clean. 1901-1911 volumes: Contemporary law calf, red and black lettering pieces to spine. Moderate shelfwear, boards detached from two volumes, several joints and hinges cracked but secure,internally clean. 1913-1971 volumes: Original buckram, reed and black lettering pieces to spines. Light shelfear and soiling, internally clean. All volumes have owner signatures and owner stamps to preliminaries. * This set is lacking the following years: 1845, 1849, 1856, 1863-1867, 1872-1873 and 1876, 1880, 1882, 1884, 1886, 1888, 1890, 1892, 1894, 1896, 1898-1900. Babbitt, Hand-List of Legislative Sessions and Session Laws 426-427. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., ABAA ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        VOYAGE EN SUISSE

      [ca, 1840. Hardcover. Fine Collection of Lovely Hand-Colored ViewsFrom Mid-19th Century Swiss Travels. 140 x 194 mm (5 1/2 x 7 5/8"). 1 p.l. (title in manuscript) followed by plates. Pleasing contemporary red straight-grain morocco, intricately gilt, covers with wide, twisting strapwork floral frame and large filigree lozenge centerpiece, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with vase of flowers at center within a lozenge of small tools and floral garland cornerpieces, ornately gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt (joints expertly repaired at top and bottom). WITH 79 VERY APPEALING HAND-COLORED AQUATINTS OF SWISS VIEWS, each with printed captions, all with a protective blank sheet (except the last, where the sheet is mostly torn away). Leather a little faded, corners a bit worn, minor soiling to boards, occasional trivial foxing to guards and to a few plate margins, a couple of small smudges, but an excellent copy, THE PLATES CLEAN AND FRESH WITH VIBRANT COLORS, and the carefully restored binding quite sound, lustrous, and without any serious wear. This is a lovely collection of views by Swiss painter Rudolf Dikenmann, printed by the artist's family atelier and hand colored by his sister Anna. There are city views of Geneva, Lausanne, Lucerne, Bern, and Zurich, and tranquil rural landscapes of mountains, lakes, chalets, glaciers, a stunning waterfalls. The scenes are quite natural and animated, whether inhabited by peasants, livestock, hikers, and tourists or enlivened by the rushing waters of the Reichnbach or the dizzying heights of an Alpine bridge. The composition is pleasing, the detail remarkable, and the colors quite rich, skillfully applied, and heightened in spots with gum arabic. This delightful souvenir album can hold its own beside far more famous "picturesque voyages." The manuscript title page--and the lack of any OCLC or ABPC records for the item--may indicate that these prints were especially assembled by a traveller to commemorate a visit to Switzerland, a common practice at the time. Dikenmann did publish a "Souvenir de la Suisse," containing 50 plates, in the 1860s.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Pl. 297 Cock of the Plains 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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        Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque

      Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard,, 1840. 2 volumes, duodecimo in half-sheets. Original purple muslin, printed paper spine labels. Complete with 4pp. critical notices serving as adverts bound in before the title page in vol. 2 and all blank flyleaves. Early ownership inscriptions to front free endpapers in each vol.: A. Somano[?] in ink and John Bain in pencil. Spines inevitably somewhat faded, labels rubbed and darkened, faint staining (presumably from damp) to first few leaves of vol. 1, small amount of threadlike worming to upper outer corner of front pastedown of vol. 1 and very minimally affecting next few leaves in same place but not the text; scattered light foxing as usual, chiefly marginal; overall, an excellent copy in the somewhat delicate publisher's binding, rare and highly desirable thus. First edition of the first collection of Poe's tales, one of only 750 copies published, including such notable titles as "The Fall of the House of Usher", "Ms Found in a Bottle", "Siope" ("Silence") and "The Visionary" ("The Assignation"). "These volumes mark the culmination of Poe's effort, beginning as early as 1834, to get his prose tales into volume form. It is a milestone in his career as a prose writer, but was a failure commercially" (Heartman & Canny, A Bibliography of First Printings of the Writings of Edgar Allan Poe, p. 53). BAL notes that signature 20, vol. 2 occurs in several states due to the progressive loosening of type during the course of a single printing. In this copy, p. 213 is correctly numbered, while the "i" in "ing", line 13 up, and the hyphen at the end of line 6 up are both below the line.

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        Les Débardeurs

      1840. first edition. Sixty-Six Lithographed Plates by Gavarni"Stevedores" at the Carnival of Paris GAVARNI [pseudonym of Guillaume Sulpice Chevallier]. Les Débardeurs. Album par Garvarni. Paris: Au Bureau du Charivari, [n.d., 1840-1842].Large quarto (13 1/8 x 9 7/8 inches; 334 x 251 mm). Sixty-six numbered lithographed plates. Plates printed by Aubert & Cie.Plates 1-12, 14, 15, 17, 19-20, 22, 25-30, 34-35, 37-43, 45-47, 50-51, 53, and 55-59 are in the second state, as described in Armelhault & Bocher; Plates 13, 16, 18, 21, 23-24, 31-33, 36, 44, 48-49, 52, 54, and 60-66 are in the third state; and Plates 21 and 61 are in the fourth state. Plates 44 and 62 have a loose duplicates inserted to place.Contemporary quarter purple roan over purple floral embossed paper over boards. Some margin spotting with an occasional intrusion to image. Previous owners' small circular ink stamps in the lower right corner of each plate. Prior owner's small, neat and penciled Gavarni catalogue notes at foot to each plate. Spine near invisibly repaired and refurbished. A very good copy.A series of sixty-six lithographs, of which nine first appeared in other journals (eight in La Caricature (plates 21, 23, and 24 under the title “Souvenirs du Carnaval” and 32, 44, 49, 54, and 61 under the title “Les Débardeurs”) and one (plate 58) in La Mode) prior to the publication of the entire series in Le Charivari from 19 January 1840 to 5 February 1842.“In [Les Débardeurs]...a series of sixty-six lithographs published in Le Charivari between 1840 and 1843, Gavarni depicts a variation on the most famous of the costumes he designed for the masquerade balls, the débardeur [stevedore]. The braided wig, loose shirt, black velvet trousers fastened with brass buttons and tied with a fringed sash are derived from the working costume of the longshoreman or stevedore, who unloaded the barges that traveled up the Seine to Paris. As Nancy Olsen points out [in Gavarni: The Carnival Lithographs], the majority of Gavarni’s carnival lithographs reflect his interest in the small groups that drift away from the crowd as a consequence of the romantic liaisons that preoccupied many of the participants at a masked ball. Intrigue was the name of the gave, and the information being conveyed in this scene comes in all probability from an agent provocateur” (Beatrice Farwell, The Charged Image: French Lithographic Caricature 1816-1848, p. 88).“This is the most considerable of the several series of lithographs devoted by Gavarni to the balls which were a passion with him. He was an organizer and patron of the more elegant, and he found the popular balls at the Opera and elsewhere an attractive subject for his designs. Théophile Gautier, who believed that at this period Parisian balls had virtually ‘effaced the former carnival of Venice,’ called Gavarni ‘their depicter and historian.’ As dancers throw themselves into their round of pleasure, ‘a man stands with his back against a pillar; he watches, he listens, he observes.’ And the following day on stone ‘he lends his own wit to all the masks, perhaps stupid in themselves; he sums up in a profound word the chit-chat of the foyer; he translates into a pleasant legend the hoarse excitement of the hall.’ (Quoted by Lemoisne, I, 120)” (Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book).Such elements have made Gavarni's carnival lithographs among his finest, most famous and desired works of art.The imprints vary slightly. Plates 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 12, 16, 18, 19, 20, and 22-31 have imprints: “Chez Bauger R. du Croissant 16” and “Imp. d’Aubert & Cie.” (“Chez Bauger R. du Croissant 16” barely visible on Plate 1 and “Imp. d’Aubert & Cie.” barely visible on plate 2); Plates 5, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, and 21 have imprints: “Chez Aubert gal. [or g.] Vero-Dodat”, “Imp. d’Aubert & Cie.”, and “Chez Bauger R. du Croissant 16”; Plate 13 has imprint: “Imp. d’Aubert & Cie.”; Plates 32-35 and 37-59 have imprints: “Imp. d’Aubert & Cie.” and “Se Vend chez Bauger & Cie. Editeurs des Dessins de la CARICATURE, du FIGARO et du CHARIVARI, R. du Croissant, 16;” Plates 36, 61, and 63-66 have imprints: “Chez Aubert gal. Véro-Dodat” and “Imp. d’Aubert & Cie.” beneath the image and (at foot) “Se vend chez Bauger & Cie. Editeurs des Dessins de la CARICATURE du FIGARO et du CHARIVARI, R. [or Rue] du Croissant, 16 or [No. 16]”; and Plates 60 and 62 have imprints: “Chez Aubert gal. Véro-Dodat” and “Imp. d’Aubert & Cie.” beneath the image and (at foot) “Se Vend Chez Bauger & Cie. Editeur des Dessins du FIGARO de la CARICATURE et du CHARIVARI, R. du Croissant No. 16.”Armelhault & Bocher, nos. 486-542, 307-309 (plates 21, 23, and 24), 259-263 (plates 44, 49, 32, 54, and 61), and 1223 (plate 58). Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, 154.

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        Neues Zoologisches oder naturgeschichtliches Lottospiel

      Germany,: circa, 1840.. Lottery game with 12 handcoloured illustrated cards (each with 15 illustrations of mammals), 60 printed markers (text in German, French and English) in a cloth sack and 12 glass counters in a patterned cloth sack, and 2 pp. instruction leaflet; all contained in the original painted timber box with lithographed titling label decorated in gilt; minor restoration to lid, else in excellent original condition. A beautiful German children's lottery game in remarkably fine original condition.The theme of the game is mammals or the 'first class of the animal kingdom'. The object of the game is to be the first to fill the squares on an illustrated game card with the smaller name cards of the animals. The handcoloured drawings are based on the works of Buffon, Schreber, Cuvier and Schinz, and include a wide variety of mammals ranging from human beings to exotic Australian species, including the echidna, platypus, kangaroo and wombat.Games of this period with all of their pieces intact are particularly rare. This one is complete with its printed rule sheet, original glass counters and the original box.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK

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

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        [OIL PAINTING OF BALTIMORE, MARYLAND]

      [ca. 1840].. Oil on canvas, 18 x 24 inches. Titled in shaded red block letters lower center: BALTIMORE. Bearing signature lower right: "W H Bartlett." Provenance: Kennedy Galleries (label); Collection of Edward Eberstadt & Sons. Original canvas and stretcher, in excellent condition. A beautiful and richly colored painting, this view of Baltimore Harbor is based on the print of Baltimore in William Henry Bartlett’s 1840 view book, AMERICAN SCENERY... Bartlett painted Baltimore quite fancifully, giving it the Levantine look found in his other American cityscape (his view of Boston is very similar to this picture). The city appears as a magnificent white pyramid of shimmering buildings, towers, smokestacks, and statues rising over the harbor, a few commercial and pleasure crafts at sail. The painting is close in perspective and detail to French marine artist Louis Le Breton's 1840 engraving of Baltimore Harbor, which also gives the appearance of a Middle Eastern city. Bartlett, London-born painter, watercolorist, draftsman, engraver, is thought to have exhibited at the Royal Academy, circa 1831-34. An intrepid traveler, his lifetime itinerary included visits to the Balkans, the Near East and edges of the Orient, North America, and, finally, death in a shipwreck off Marseilles. He is best remembered today for AMERICAN SCENERY (1840) and its companion CANADIAN SCENERY (1842), based on his travels in America after 1836. Bartlett travelled extensively in Canada and America, sketching and painting the principal cities and famous scenic vistas of North America for publication in the view books. A slightly larger version of this painting of Baltimore is exhibited by the Maryland Historical Society. WHO WAS WHO IN AMERICAN ART (Madison, Ct.: Soundview Press, 1999), Vol. 1, p.225. BENEZIT (Grund, 2006), Vol. 1, p.1235.

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        WATERCOLOR TITLED "AN AMERICAN CUTTER"].

      [Np. ca. ?]. 1840 - Watercolor on stiff paper. 27.2 x 20.8 cm. With a rather unobtrusive 7 cm. tear through the lower left quadrant. Contemporary manuscript title on verso, "An American Cutter." Overall a fine image. A handsome, unsigned watercolor depicting a single-horse sleigh pulling a clever-looking American trapper with hunting dog barely keeping up. A lively image, probably a Canadian scene, very displayable.

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        Burton's Gentleman's Magazine: Volume V, July to December 1839; & Volume VI, January to June 1840

      Philadelphia, PA.: William Burton, 1840 Edgar Allan Poe's Writings in Burton's Gentleman's Magazine: Volume V, July to December 1839; & Volume VI, January to June 1840. These two volumes are combined together in one book. Edited by William E. Burton and Edgar A. Poe. Published by William E. Burton, Philadelphia, PA. Volume 5 contains 334 pages minus one engraving plate. Volume VI has 294 pages. Condition: Bound in 3/4 leather with marbled covers which are securely attached to the spine and binding with some edge wear. The pages are tightly bound. The pages are supple and legible. There is some foxing and the pages shown give a fairly good cross-section of the amount of foxing with half the pages having none at all. The "Fall of the House of Usher" has mild to moderate foxing and a page is shown. The last four pages of Volume VI have slightly heavier foxing than shown. EXTREMELY RARE BOOK with no copies for sale currently showing on book broker sites.******Poem - "To Ianthe in Heaven" (reprint) (text ?) (p. 49) (signed, "BY E. A. POE") Poem - "Spirits of the Dead" (revised reprint) (text ?) (p. 51) (unsigned) Misc - "A Chapter on Field Sports and Manly Pastimes ****Tale - "The Man That Was Used Up" (first printing) (pp. 66-70) ******Tale - "The Fall of the House of Usher" (first printing) (text A) (pp. 145-152) *******Tale - "William Wilson" (reprint) (text B) (pp. 205-212) (Signed "BY EDGAR A. POE.") (Noted as "From the Gift for 1840") ********Article - "The Capitol at Washington" (first printing) (pp. 231-235) (Attributed to Poe by T. O. Mabbott) Tale - "Morella" (tale) (text D) (pp. 264-266) ********* 1839 - December (vol. V, no. 6) Tale - "The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion" (tale, first printing) (text A) (pp. 321-323) *****Tale - "The Journal of Julius Rodman" (Tale, first printing) (text x) (pp. 44-47) (This is the first chapter of the six-part series. It carries the subtitle "Introductory.") *****Tale - "The Journal of Julius Rodman" (first printing) (text x) (pp. 44-47) (This is the second chapter of the six-part series.) Tale - "Peter Pendulum, the Business Man" (first printing) (text x) (pp. 87-89) *******Tale - "The Journal of Julius Rodman" (Tale, first printing) (text x) (pp. 109-113) (This is the third chapter of the six-part series.) *******Tale - "The Journal of Julius Rodman" (Tale, first printing) (text x) (pp. 178-183) (This is the fourth chapter of the six-part series.) Misc - "Omniana" (first printing) (text x) (p. 161) (This is the first installment of the four-part series.) Poem - "Silence. A Sonnet" (reprint) (text x) (p. 166)*****Article - "A Notice of William Cullen Bryant" (article, first printing) (text x) (p. 203-205) Tale - "The Journal of Julius Rodman" (Tale, first printing) (text x) (pp. 206-210) (This is the fifth installment of the six-part series.) Misc - "Omniana" (first printing) (text x) (pp. 235-236) (This is the second installment of the series.) Article - "The Philosophy of Furniture" (first printing) (text x) (pp. 243-245) ******Article - "Some Account of Stonehenge" (article, first printing) (text x) (pp. 251-252) Tale - "The Journal of Julius Rodman" (Tale, first printing) (text x) (pp. 255-259) (This is the sixth and final installment of the series.) Misc - "Omniana" (first printing) (text x) (p. 289-290) (This is the third installment of the series.) Review of New Books (pp. 293-294) . First Edition. Three-Quarter Leather. Veery Good Minus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        THE RAILWAYS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND

      London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co, 1840. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. 289 x 216 mm (11 3/8 x 8 1/2"). xxvi, [ii], 500, lxiv pp. FIRST EDITION. Recent very appealing retrospective full calf, raised bands, maroon morocco label. Engraved dedication page to the "Railway Capitalists of the United Kingdom," a large folding map of Britain showing railway lines, and 16 engraved plates, 10 of them double-page, two of them folding, the illustrations largely showing locomotives and railcars. With 12 folding tables. Occasional pencilled marginalia. Minor foxing to opening leaves and plates, one folding plate with neat early repairs on blank verso, other trivial imperfections, but an excellent copy, the leaves clean and fresh, and the attractive sympathetic binding unworn. This comprehensive, detailed survey of all the railways operating in Britain and Ireland covers 58 lines, from "A" (Abbroath and Forfar) to "Y" (York and North Midland) Railways. Special praise is reserved for the legendary Great Western Railway, "by far the most gigantic work of the kind . . . in the whole world." Civil engineer Whishaw (1804-56) is said to have travelled 7,000 miles in completing the personal inspections that make this work so accurate and reliable. The work describes for each railway the general course, gradients, gauge, permanent way, earthworks, bridges, tunnels, stations, the carrying departments, locomotives, estimated and actual cost, management, revenue, and expenditure. Whishaw wrote several other works on railways, and as Secretary to the Society of the Arts, was one of the forces behind the Great "Crystal Palace" Exhibition of 1851. This is quite a rare book: since 1975, ABPC lists just three copies of our first edition (all defective or in disagreeable shape), none of them since 1980.

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        In Commemoration of the Establishment of Steam Navigation between Great Britain and America, the Magnificent Steam Ship the Great Western

      London: R. Ackermann, 1840. Aquatint, hand-colored, by R.G. & A.W. Reeve. 22 5/8 x 28 1/2 inches. The Great Western, creation of legendary engineer Sir Isambard Kingdom Brunel, was the first ship to be designed to carry enough coal, specifically to steam across the Atlantic. She set off on her maiden voyage from Bristol in April 1838, apparently unaware that the Sirius, a smaller ship from a rival company, had left Cork three days earlier on the same run. The Sirius arrived in New York on the morning of April 23 and the Great Western came in four hours later - her passage had taken fifteen days, and she had averaged 8.2 knots, an impressive speed. This was one of the most important events the port of New York had witnessed and it was the main story in the newspapers. One writer observed that "the problem of…establishing a regular intercourse by steam between Europe and America is considered to be solved by the arrival of these vessels." Over the eight years of her transatlantic service, the Great Western made about ninety voyages. This is the largest recorded print of the Great Western. The Marine Collection at India House, pages 86- 87; Parker and Bowen, Mail and Passenger Steamships of the XIX century, pages 140-141, number (i).

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        NARRATIVE OF A VOYAGE TO MADEIRA,

      - TENERIFFE, AND ALONG THE SHORES OF MEDITERRANIAN, including a visit to Algiers, Egypt, Palestine, Tyre, Rhodes, Telmessus, Cyprus, and Greece. With observations on the present state and prospects of Egypt and Palestine, and on the climate, natural history, antiquities, etc. of the countries visited. By M. R. I. A. Licentiate of the Royal College of Surgeons In Ireland, Member of the Dublin Natural History Society, &c. In two volumes. William Curry, Jun. and Company. Dublin 1840. Obra em 2 volumes. In 4º (de 22x14 cm) com xiv, [i], 464 e viii, 495 pags. Encadernações da época com lombadas e cantos em pele. Corte das folhas marmoreado. Ilustrado no texto e em extra-texto com litografias coloridas e mapas. A descrição da Ilha da Madeira ocupa as pags. 83 a 126 do Iº volume desta obra. O autor W. R. Wilde, cirurgião irlandês, foi o pai do escritor Óscar Wilde. [EN] The description of Madeira Island is running from pages 83 to 126. The author William Wilde was Ireland's leading oto-ophthalmologic (ear and eye) surgeon and was knighted in 1864 for his services as medical adviser and assistant commissioner to the censuses of Ireland. He also wrote books about Irish archaeology and peasant folklore. A renowned philanthropist, his dispensary for the care of the city's poor at the rear of Trinity College, Dublin, was the forerunner of the Dublin Eye and Ear Hospital, now located at Adelaide Road. Location/localizacao: raros

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        Siegen." Blick von Nordwesten auf die Stadt mit der Sieg, Unterem und Oberen Schloss, im Hintergrund der Lindenberg mit der Windmühle, vorn auf einem Weg zwei Frauen mit einem Kind und Mann mit Handkarren

      Federlithographie auf Chine appliqué von Jakob Scheiner bei Wilhelm Friedrich, Siegen um 1840. 11.5x20.5 cm. - Die Darstellung auf Chine appliqué gedruckt und auf das Blatt mit dem gedruckten Titel und der Verlagsangabe montiert. Diese Ansicht ist weder in Westfalia Picta III noch im Werkverzeichnis von G. Steinebach aufgeführt.

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        Elements of chemical philosophy : as regards the laws of chemical changes: undecompounded bodies and their primary combinations

      London : Smith, 1840. 2nd Edition. Series: The collected works of Sir Humphrey Davy, Bart. Includes the author's new advertisement to the work. Physical desc.: xx, 376 p., [12] leaves of plates ; 21 cm. Subject: Chemistry - Textbooks. Chemistry - Nomenclature. Chemistry - History. Very good copy in the original full calf. Professionally and period-sympathetically re-cased with the title blocked direct in gilt; spines uniformly tooled; all very impressively finished. An uncommonly good example - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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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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        Pl. 346 Greenshank The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories

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

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        Études sur les Glaciers

      3 p.l., v, 346 pp., 1 leaf of errata. 8vo, cont. cat's paw calf (joints repaired, corners a bit worn, minor rubbing), arms in gilt on covers of The Society of Writers to the Signet, spine lettered in gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine [with]: an atlas with the orig. lithographed upper wrapper & 18 lithographed plates, 14 of which are accompanied by outline key plates on tissue paper. Large folio, cont. cloth-backed marbled boards, arms in gilt on upper cover of The Society of Writers to the Signet, spine lettered in gilt. Neuchatel: Jent & Gassmann, 1840. First edition of this classic work on glaciers, with the essential upper wrapper to the atlas volume containing a further illustration. "From 1835 to 1845, while still serving as a professor at Neuchatel, Agassiz studied the glacial formations of Switzerland and compared them with the geology of England and central Europe. The resulting concept of the 'Ice Age' was remarkable for its breadth of generalization and for the exacting field study represented. Agassiz held that in the immediately recent past there had been an era during which large land masses over much of northern Europe were covered with ice. With the onset of warming periods, the recession of the ice was responsible for upheaval and subsistence. The marks of glaciers could be discerned in the scratched and polished rocks as well as in the configurations of the earth in glaciated regions. Glacial movement was responsible for modern geological configurations...Such events...were still sufficient to convince such naturalists as Darwin and Lyell that Pleistocene glaciation was a primary mechanism in causing the geographical distribution and consequent genetic relationship of flora and fauna otherwise inexplicably separated by land and water masses."-D.S.B., I, p. 73. A very good set, from the library of The Society of Writers to the Signet. The upper wrapper of the atlas volume contains some instructions from a librarian at The Society to the library's binder. ❧ Dibner, Heralds of Science, 98. En Français dans le Texte 258. Horblit 1. Printing & the Mind of Man 309. Zittel, pp. 223-27. .

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        Die Generalpumpe"

      Lithographie von H. Delius nach Julius Böhmer im Verlag Albert Schepeler, Berlin um 1840. 36x50 cm. - Wolf, Karikaturen 1.44.1 - Fuchs, Juden S. 228 + Tafel - Brückmann 37 - Bild als Waffe 420, Abb. 9 - Karikatur mit antisemitischer Tendenz auf den Frankfurter Bankier Amsel Rothschild (Mayer Amschel Rothschild 1744 - 1812) und die Nutznießer der internationalen Verflechtungen seines Finanzimperiums. Die judenfeindliche Darstellung zeigt den Bankier Rothschild als "Aller Weltgerichts-Executor" in einem prall gefüllten Geldsack stehend. Er trägt eine Papierkrone aus Anleihen der Schuldner. Auf seinem Bauch eine schematische Landkarte Europas mit einem Louis d'or als Nabel, um den sich die Welt dreht. Seine Arme sind die Pumpenschwengel mit denen die Goldmünzen aus dem Sack in seine Taschen gepumpt werden, von wo aus die Geldströme ihren Weg in die Schatullen und Hüte der Herrscher Europas und des vorderen Orients finden. 10 kleine Nebendarstellungen in einer Distelranke zeigen die Ursachen und Auswirkungen der Finanznot der europäischen Fürsten, u. a.: aufwändiger Lebensstil, Sold für das Heer, Einfuhrverbote und - beschränkungen. So braucht z.B. Louis Philippe von Frankreich Geld für seine am Rhein stehenden und Deutschland bedrohenden Soldaten; England wird durch das Königspaar Victoria und Albert, die als Kunigunde und Eduard bezeichnet sind, und die englische Bulldogge dargestellt, der Schatzkanzler, der sich die Kasse reich füllen lässt, kontrolliert die Steuer- und Zollschranken; die spanische Königin Isabella als gekröntes Kind mit General Espartero, der Soldaten den ausstehenden Sold zahlt. "Der Jude Rothschild, der sich aus religiösen Bedenken und aus Furcht vor der Mißhandlung seines Bildes nicht malen ließ, ist ohne porträthafte Züge als Typus des diabolischen Wucherers dargestellt." (Brückmann) Der Titel des Blattes ist durch die Doppelbedeutung des Ausdruckes Geld "pumpen" auch als Wortspiel gedacht. Die Themen der Karikatur: Antisemitismus und die Verflechtungen von Politik und Geld sowie die Finanzierung von Staaten durch Banken und die Finanzwirtschaft haben an Aktualität nichts verloren. Mit Trockenstempel des Verlegers unten. Kurze Einrisse in den leicht gebräunten und stockfleckigen Rändern restauriert, oben in der Mitte etwas wasserrandig, unter dem Titel Fehlstelle im Papier 1,5 x 1 cm ergänzt.

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        North American Boundary : Maps A and B, appended to the report of the British Commissioners, appointed in 1839, to survey and explore the Territory in dispute between the governments of Great Britain and the United States of America, under the second article of the Treaty of 1783

      [printed label affixed to the slipcase]. [London]: Foreign Office, April 1840. Two maps engraved by James Wyld, as follows:. Map A: Map of that Portion of Her Majesty's Colonies of New Brunswick and Lower Canada the Title to Which Is Disputed by the Government of the United States. Engraved folding map printed on two sheets joined, dissected into 16 parts and mounted on linen as issued, partially hand-coloured, edged in green cloth. Map B: Referred to in the Report of Colonel Mudge and Mr. Featherstonhaugh, the Commissioners Appointed by the British Government to Explore and Survey the Territory in Dispute between Great Britain and the United States of America under the Second Article of the Treaty of 1783. 8 engraved maps printed on two sheets joined, dissected into 12 sections and mounted on linen as issued, partially colored in outline, edged in green cloth. Rare case map. "Territorial encroachments initiated by Maine on British lands in Aroostook culminated in 1839 with the menacing encampment of 10,000 Maine troops on British borders. General Winfield Scott was sent by the Federal Government to negotiate a truce with the Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick. Great Britain, now convinced of the gravity of the situation, authorized a boundary commission headed by Mudge and Featherstonhaugh. Their findings were incorporated into the Webster- Ashburton Treaty (1842) which allowed for free navigation of the St. John River and rectified the boundaries at the head of the Connecticut River, the north end of Lake Champlain, in the Detroit River and at the head of Lake Superior" (Siebert). Phillips, p. 603; Streeter sale 3706; Siebert sale 24.

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        Eisenbahn an der Grenze zwischen dem Königreich Sachsen und dem Königreich Preußen

      Altkolorierte Lithographie um 1840. 21x30 cm. - Zeit für neue Ideen 54 - Erschienen im Verlag "E. Meyer's Kunstverlagshandlung in Berlin, Schlossfreiheit Nr. 3.". Eine Dampflokomotive mit angehängtem Personenwagen fährt in einen Grenzbahnhof ein. Dieser besteht aus einem sächsischen und einem preußischen Teil mit den entsprechenden Flaggen. An den Fenstern und Balkonen zahlreiche Zeitung lesende Zuschauer. Im Vordergrund zwei Grenzbeamte an Grenzsteinen mit den Hoheitszeichen von Sachsen und Preußen. Karikatur auf die Pressezensur und das Verbot der Leipziger Allgemeine Zeitung in Preußen. "Der preußische Grenzbeamte blickt neidisch auf seinen sächsischen Kollegen, der die Leipziger Allgemeine Zeitung liest. Die LZ galt als freisinnig. Seit 24. Dezember 1842 war sie in Preußen für ein halbes Jahr verboten, weil sie einen offenen Brief Herweghs an Friedrich Wilhelm IV. abgedruckt hatte. Nun blieb den Preußen nur die regierungstreue Haude- und Spenersche Zeitung, wie hier auf dem Bild angedeutet und die - ebenfalls regierungstreue - Vossische Zeitung. Doch wird das Einfuhrverbot lange nutzen? - scheint die Karikatur zu fragen.

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        A DESCRIPTION OF THE UNITED STATES LANDS IN IOWA: BEING A MINUTE DESCRIPTION OF...QUALITY OF SOIL, GROVES OF TIMBER, PRAIRIES, LEDGES OF ROCK, COAL BANKS, IRON AND LEAD ORES, WATER-FALLS, MILL-SEATS, etc....WITH APPENDIX

      New York. 1840.. 180,[1]pp. plus large folding colored map, 21 x 32 inches. Original cloth, stamped in blind and gilt. Extremities bit rubbed, some scattered foxing. Map neatly repaired along folds, minor toning. Overall very good. A rare guide to Iowa lands published by J.H. Colton, marking the opening of Iowa, with a large, handsome map. "...Compiled largely from the original field notes of the surveyor, and including historical sketches on the settlement, boundaries, form of government, officers, militia, counties and population, Indian tribes, etc." - Eberstadt. The map is entitled, "Map of the Surveyed part of Iowa; Exhibiting the Sections, Townships and Ranges Compiled from the United States Surveys by Jesse Williams...." HOWES W459, "b." EBERSTADT 114:421. STREETER SALE 1880. GRAFF 4678. SABIN 104241.

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        EHON TEIKIN O^RAI

      18. Good. [EHON] Katsushika HOKUSAI. EHON TEIKIN ORAI Zen. Nagoya: Eirakuya Toshiro. N.D. [Probably 1840's - originally published in 1820's]. 22.7 x 15.6 cm. String-bound, Japanese-styel, fukuro toji. Each of the three volumes consists of thirty sheets, making for a total of 90 sheets and nearly 200 Hokusai designs - landscapes, genre scenes, historical vignettes, fish, flowers, etc., etc. This guide to domestic behaviour with its charming illustrations is by no means common. Our copy is bound three volumes in one (as the Eirakuya editions are) with the original covers and printed paper title label. The Eirakuya editions, of which this is an early example, reprinted the volume one, done some 20 years earlier by Eijudo of Edo, but then added two more volumes worth of new material. Our copy is a Forrer F-23a, without the second preface, thus probably dating from the late 1840's. The impressions in the first volume are good only, but are better in volumes two and three, as you would expect from the work's bibliographic history. All in all a remarkable archive of images. The blue-green covers are bit soiled, there is a wormtrack through the first few pages, but overall in good condition.

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        Sula Australis [Australian Gannet]

      [London: by the Author, 1840-1869]. Hand-coloured lithograph by J. Gould and H.C.Richter, printed by Hullmandel & Walton. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling, minor foxing, and two skillfully repaired small tears in the top margin. 14 1/8 x 20 3/8 inches. A fine image from John Gould's major ornithological achievement 'The Birds of Australia'. John Gould, accompanied by his wife Elizabeth, left Britain for Australia in May 1838 for what was to be a two year exploration of the birds and animals of the region. The natural history of the continent had not been studied in any detail before Gould's arrival and the abundant and highly varied bird life was to prove an inspiration to him, and between 1840 and 1869 he published what is his undoubted masterpiece: "The Birds of Australia". Gould wrote of his time in Australia 'The interval spent from my native shores were some of the happiest days of my life... The results of my journey cannot, I think, but be attended with great advantage to science... Independently of a great new number of Birds I succeeded in procuring the nests and eggs of at least two thirds of the species inhabiting that interesting region'. Contemporary praise for the work was fulsome: 'Great as is the excellence of Mr. Gould's former publications, there can be no doubt that the present work exceeds them all, both from an artistic and a scientific point of view'. One hundred and fifty years later there is no need to alter this sentiment. Cf. Fine Bird Books (1990), p.102; cf. Nissen IVB 370; cf. Sauer 9 & 18; cf. Zimmer p.255 & 259.

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        [MAGNIFICENT SERIES OF THIRTY-TWO GERMAN WATERCOLORS, CIRCA 1840, OF CAKES AND TORTES, EACH DESSERT PORTRAYED WITH ACCOMPANYING EXPLANATORY HAND-WRITTEN TEXT ON INDIVIDUAL SHEETS, BOUND ACCORDION-STYLE AND EXTENDING OVER ELEVEN FEET UNFOLDED]

      [Germany. ca. 1840].. [32] watercolors with individual text, each on paper panels measuring 5 1/4 x 4 inches, totaling about 132 inches all told. Modern brown linen case with decorative ribbon ties. Panel of watercolors attached to front board only at beginning of sequence. Each panel mounted on linen,with creases at each fold in an accordion-style binding. Each panel consists of a single watercolor of a cake or tort, with handwritten text below the image. Images fresh and lively, colors still strong. Inoffensive soiling (perhaps from closely observant baking practitioners?). In very good condition, housed in a linen clam- shell box with paper label on front board. A marvellous and enticing collection of thirty-two watercolors of cakes and tortes, presented together in a folding framework which, when extended, measures over eleven feet long. The individual desserts are presented in a naive, yet solid, style with each image accompanied by identifying and explanatory text. Certain words specific to Germany in the 1840s strongly suggest that these illustrations were utilized as something akin to a baker's catalogue, to be shown to customers who could then order specific items for particular occasions. Alternatively, the images may have been used a illustrations in a shop or window display to advertise the baker's skills. In addition to the expected chocolate cakes and apple and linzer tortes, are more curiously-named creations including a Brassilianer. A wonderful watercolor series advertising the baker's craft in mid-19th-century Germany.

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        THE ADVENTURES AND RAMBLINGS OF A SAILOR, WRITTEN BY HIMSELF [manuscript caption title]

      [Bridgeport, Ct. ca. 1840].. 213pp., written on rectos only; approximately 70,000 words. Folio. Moderate wear with some loss to first few leaves. Minor soiling. Written in a clear and very legible hand. Good plus. In a half morocco and cloth slipcase, spine gilt. A lively and entertaining account of the times and exploits of Reuben Nichols, who went to sea as a merchant sailor in 1811 at the tender age of seventeen, on the eve of the War of 1812. His narrative describes many encounters with other trading ships, with pirates and privateers, and tells of the sentencing of mutineers and deserters to death or brutal punishment under the whip's lash. Nichols lived through numerous skirmishes with British cruisers. After one such engagement he and his shipmates were impressed into service and taken to England, where he met John Quincy Adams, then minister to the Court of St. James. With Adams' help, Nichols set sail on an English ship bound for St. Petersburg. Among the many ports of call he encounters over the course of the narrative are Norway, Malta, Turkey, Greece, Smyrna, Seville, Cadiz, Lisbon, Gibraltar, Aruba, Brazil, Haiti, Grenada, among others. At a number of these destinations he had chance to observe and record the customs of the native inhabitants, as well as his own unusual and entertaining exploits. In Spain, for example, he notes a visit to abandoned torture chambers in monasteries. The narrative continues up to about 1840, at which point Nichols tired of the hardships of a seafaring life. Among the many interesting moments in the memoir is the author's 1837 rescue in New York City of John Hopper, who was to be tarred and feathered by an angry mob who believed him to be an abolitionist. In this effort, he was partly aided by the mayor of New York, Aaron Clark. A separate memoir by Hopper confirms Nichols' actions. The memoir references a number of important historic events, such as Napoleon's return to France in 1815; the Battle of Waterloo; the election of James Monroe as fifth president of the United States; the outbreak of a yellow fever epidemic in Charleston, South Carolina; and a defeat in battle of the revolutionary forces of Henri Christophe (later king of Haiti) in Haiti. Born near Bridgeport, Connecticut, the author returned there after his adventurous and exotic life at sea. Upon settling in Bridgeport, he involved himself in local politics and pursued a career in shipbuilding. An entertaining and interesting account of one man's life abroad.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        THE INGOLDSBY LEGENDS

      1840. By Thomas Ingoldsby Esquire. [First]/Second/Third Series. [In Three Volumes.] London: Richard Bentley, 1840/-42/-47. Original dark brown vertically-ribbed cloth. First Editions of all three series. This is Barham's famous series of often-macabre (and often NON-politically-correct!) parodies of myths, legends and ghost stories, many in verse -- illustrated with plates by George Cruikshank and John Leech. These pieces began appearing in Bentley's Miscellany in 1837 (at about the time OLIVER TWIST was appearing there), and were immensely popular with that journal's readers -- so much so that they were subsequently collected in these three separately-published volumes. Though Barham's work is largely forgotten today, we do have several hold-overs from it -- such as the tale from which Walt Disney devised "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," and (added to the second issue) the earliest published version of the children's poem about the dog "Bingo" ("... and Bingo was his name-O").~The first series consisted of 1000 copies, and the latter two 1500 each. In this set, Vol I is in the first state (with p. 236 blank, where "The Franklin's Dogge" ("Bingo") was later added, and with the three other first-issue points cited by Cohn). Vol II has the same central blind-stamping as Vol I, but without the blind-stamping in the corners; its Contents leaf is second issue, with the one-line "erratum" added. Vol III has a different blind-stamped pattern, and has the one textual issue point "topot" in the first state.~Condition is exceptional: the volumes are fine and bright, with essentially no wear at all (two very faint droplet-marks constitute the only flaw we can discern; Vol II's front endpaper has some offset from a Bentley's leaflet that apparently was once loosely-inserted there). Sadleir 156b/e/f; Cohn (Cruikshank) 50. Provenance: small leather bookplate of Barton Currie in each volume. Housed in a morocco-backed slipcase with three inner chemises.

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        The Ingoldsby Legends, by Thomas Ingoldsby, Esq

      London: Bentley, 1840, 1842, 1847. Three octavo volumes. viii, 338; ix, 288; viii, 364 pp. First edition. Illustrated with engravings by George Cruikshank and John Leech. Aside from very light splitting to extremities of outer hinges, this is a nearly fine, handsome set bound by Riviere in full polished tan calf, gilt. T.e.g. Bookplates.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        The Ingoldsby Legends or Mirth and Marvels. First, Second, and Third Series

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

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books]
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        Woodblock Colour Plate] Suspension bridge of hietsu sakai (Hietsu no sakai tsuribashi) [From the series] 'Wondrous Views of Famous Bridges' (SHOKOKU MEIKYO KIRAN)

      Nishimuraya Yohachi, circa 1840. A very handsome handcoloured woodcut of farmers crossing the famous bridge, coloured primarily in blue as the artist intended Oban Yokoye, being 370 x 250 millimeters. Beautifully preserved, the impression strong and the colours bright. A VERY HANDSOME HOKUSAI JAPANESE EDO PERIOD WOODBLOCK PRINT BY HOKUSAI. A well known image from one of the most famous artist of the ukiyo-e style. Hokusai is of great fame due to his 'The Great Wave off Kanagawa', arguably the internationally best known and most recognized of all Edo period artwork. His influences stretched all the way to his contemporaries in nineteenth century Europe whose new style Art Nouveau, or Jugendstil in Germany, was influenced by him and by Japanese art in general. This was also part of the larger Impressionism movement, with similar themes to Hokusai appearing in Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

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        Probate copy of Commissioner Bigge's will [d. 1843]

      York,, 1840.. Manuscript in ink on parchment, 525 x 690 mm, with probate documents and seal; in fine condition, original folds. Original probate copy of Commissioner Bigge's final will of 1840 (made three years before his death), here probated, signed and sealed in York in 1845.An austere and difficult figure, Bigge had died alone in London following an accident at the Grosvenor Hotel; he was buried as his will here shows that he required, 'without ceremony or superfluous expense'.John Thomas Bigge had been one of the most controversial visitors to New South Wales in the early colonial period, effectively bringing down Macquarie's government when he played Sir John Kerr to Macquarie's Whitlam during the colony's greatest and grandest early expansion. Bigge's Commission of Enquiry into the transportation system proved in fact a systematic London-promoted assault on Macquarie's administration of New South Wales that ultimately forced the governor's resignation.Bigge was also sometime Chief Judge of Trinidad as well as Commissioner of Enquiry to the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope. He died a man of some means, making bequests of about twenty-five thousand pounds in cash as well as properties in Ludgate Hill and Little Bridge Street, London. His will shows his connection to an elite band of colonial administrators, with cash bequests to some of his former colleagues including the former governor of Antigua, and one of the judges of Trinidad. To his sister-in-law Mrs Hanway Bigge he leaves 'the Mahogany Press that was made for me in the island of Mauritius'.Of particular interest is his bequest to his friend Lord Colborne of Berkeley Square of a 'picture which I caused to be drawn of the native dog of New South Wales'. Who did he cause to make the picture? And was the specific bequest of a picture of a dingo to be a wry joke from beyond the grave? The dingo had been known in England from the 1790s when Governor Phillip had arranged for a live specimen to be delivered to the Earl of Salisbury at Hatfield House.

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

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

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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