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      (n. p.):. (n. d.).. 9-3/4" x 7-1/2". 1st edition thus, i.e. first publication of this plate volume, ca. 1840 [Hartley 587].. Quarter leather with pebbled cloth boards and gilt lettering to spine. TEG.. VG (joints tender, with chipping to spine crown/cloth age. tanned/scattered foxing and subtle age-toning to plates).. The work originally issued in parts and seperate volumes between 1812 - 1829. Though devised by and mainly attributed to Egan, various publishers and authors contributed to the overall work. This volume brings together all the plates from all the volumes, while omitting the text [cf. Hartley p. 145]. & & Hartley notes 62 plates, while at the same time accounting for 63. According to Hartley, the 62 plates are made up of the 57 plates as originally published in the five volumes, plus 3 single figures of boxers originally shown in opposition with another pugilist, depicted on a folding plate [i.e., totaling 63]; further, Hartly notes 3 plates present here were not in the original volumes [though he does not identify same]. & & Plates by Cruikshank, as per Cohn, are: "Representation of the Elegant Silver Cup Presented to Cribb" [unsigned]; "A Sparring Match at the Fives Court [signed as 'Drawn by I.R. Cruikshank, Etched by G. Cruikshank']; and "The Second Match Between Crib and Molineaux, September 18, 1911" [unsigned and presented in this edition as two seperate plates: 'Cribb,' and 'Molineaux', perhaps one of the original folding plates]. . 64 plates including frontis & engraved title leaf Copper and steel engravings. 3 by George Cruikshank, 2 of which are unsigned [cf. Cohn 260].

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        PL. 370 GREAT AMERICAN WHITE EGRET (Male, Spring Plumage with Horned AgamaTapayaxin of Hernandez) The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories

      New York: Audubon, J.J. , 1840-44. Matted in Ivory Rag Board First Royal Octavo Fine condition with bright original hand-coloring Original hand-colored lithograph drawn from nature by J. J. Audubon, FRS, FLS and lithographed, printed and colored by JT Bowen, Philadelphia from The First Royal Octavo Edition of Audubon's The Birds of America (6.5 x 10.25 inches). Includes the text and Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books Certificate of Authenticity. & The Royal Octavo Edition of The Birds of America represents John James Audubon's desire to create a democratic work based his magnum opus, the Double Elephant Folio Edition of The Birds of America. Satisfied with his research, as well as his portrayals of America's birds, Audubon chose to offer a miniature version of The Birds of America. In addition, as a revolutionary entrepreneur Audubon wanted to create another revenue stream for his family. & As is the case with prolific and independent artists, Audubon continued to improve upon a body of work which many viewed as perfection. During the mid 19th century, there were no photomechanical means of reproduction, which meant every composition was then redrawn by hand, with the aid of the Camera Lucida. For this Royal Octavo Edition Audubon and his assistants translated the 435 compositions of the Double Elephant Folio into 500 renewed images. Each bird was hereby presented as single species. Groups of heretofore unrelated birds were separated and divided according to species, and thus now presented either on a new botanical perch or within a renewed landscape. & These Royal Octavo-sized birds were not portrayed life-sized, as they were for the Double Elephant Folio Edition. Each bird was now sized to scale on the Octavo (6.5 x 10.25 inch) page. With this slight alteration, Audubon created a perfected composition, and offered vignetted view of the bird in its natural setting. & For the Royal Octavo Edition, Audubon enlisted America's premier lithographers, JT Bowen and Co. in Philadelphia and Endicott in New York to produce the work. Every one of the compositions was drawn on a limestone tablet, inked, printed and then hand-colored with watercolor. In this format Audubon presented the undocumented birds discovered during his explorations of America's west, but not previously included in the Double Elephant Folio Edition of The Birds of America. & As with the Folio edition, the Royal Octavo Edition was sold by subscription. 100 individual packets of 5 hand-colored lithographs and accompanying text, Audubon's Ornithological Biography, was sent to the subscriber. It was issued the first and fifteenth of each month for four subsequent years. The pagination of the Royal Octavo Edition was organized to be bound in seven volumes. This successful and popular work of American ornithology was produced in an eventual eight editions, the final edition of which was issued in 1870 by George Lockwood, New York. & (Wood, Casey. An Introduction to the Literature of Vertebrate Literature. London: Oxford University Press, 1931. Tyler, Ron. Audubon's Great National Work. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1993. ) &

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        The Walk, Hampstead" or "The Spaniards - Hampstead Heath" (Oil on Canvas)

      1840 Oil on Canvas. According to Tony Hobbs, possibly Scarlett Davis's last work. Condition Report: The painting is in Very good condition. The frame is in good condition. The painting is signed and dated in the lower left hand corner. If you want to receive a HIGH-RESOLUTION PHOTO, do not hesitate to ask. For more information about John Scarlett Davis, see: "John Scarlett Davis: a biography" by Tony Hobbs (ISBN 1-904396-15-1). A copy of the book will be given to the buyer of this magnific painting.

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        Gemeinnütziges Hauswirthschafts-Receptbuch oder 1149 Rathschläge, Mittel und Vorschriften für Land- und Gartenbau, Viehzucht und Haushaltung, Fisch-, Vogelfang und Bienenzucht, gegen Insekten- und schädliche Thiere, fpr Wein, Bier und Branntwein, Obstbäume, Baukunst, Malerei, Zeichnen- und Schreibekunst, für Firnisse und Kitte, für Feuer, Wasser und Metalle usw. Neueste umgeänderte und verbesserte Auflage

      Düsseldorf, Wolf um 1840. (2), 10, 307, (3) Seiten Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit - Alphabetisch angeordnetes Handbuch, erschien auch unter dem Titel "Gemeinnütziges Receptbuch für die Haus- und Landwirthschaft". Enthält Rezepte und Anleitungen, z. B.: Ameisen vertilgen, Baumwolle waschen, Bienen überwintern, Bier zu brauen, Bilder reinigen, Blumen und Kräuter aufbewahren, Branntwein zu entfuseln, Bücherwurm vertilgen, Kochen und Braten im Dampf, Fensterkitt, Köder für alle Fische, Flanell waschen, Gemüse vor Nachtfrösten schützen, Hausschwamm vertilgen, Hndekrankheiten, Kanarienvögel vor Krankheiten bewahren, Kupferstiche reinigen, Malen auf Glas, Obstbaumzucht und -pflege, Ratten vertreiben, Salpeter in den Mauern, alte Schriften lesbar machen, Spargel lange gut erhalten, Tabak aufbewahren, Tapeten reinigen, Wasser suchen, Wolle färben, Zinn reinigen usw. Impressum durch Stempel "1839" ergänzt. Einband berieben, innen etwas fleckig bzw. Feuchtigkeitsspuren -

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        La Cryptographie Dévoilee; Ou Art De Traduire Ou De De'chiffrer Toutes Les Ecritures En Quelques Caracteres Et En Quelques Langues Que Ce Soit, Quoique L'On Ne Connaisse Ni Ces Caracteres Ni Ces Langues; Applique Aux Langues Francaise

      Bruxelles, Deprez-Parent, 1840. 1st Edition. Signature to verso of half-title page. Description: xxvii, 331 p. , 1 l. 23 cm. Subjects: Cryptography. Ciphers. A very good copy in the original, decorative gilt-blocked calf spine, with marbled boards. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling, with rubbing/scuffing to baords. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        [View of Baltimore, Maryland]

      [Circa 1840]. Oil on canvas, 18 x 24 inches. Titled in shaded red block letters lower center: 'BALTIMORE'. Bearing signature lower right: 'W H Bartlett'. Original canvas and stretcher, in excellent condition. Late 19th-century lightly gilt, beaded and decorated American frame. Provenance: Kennedy Galleries (label); Collection of Edward Eberstadt & Sons. A beautiful and richly coloured painting, offering a romantic image of the city of Baltimore in about 1840 This view of Baltimore, Maryland, and its harbour is based on a steel-engraved print of Baltimore after William Henry Bartlett that was first published in Nathaniel Parker Willis's American Scenery; or land, lake and river illustrations of transatlantic nature (London: 1840, 2 vols.) Baltimore is painted fancifully, with a levantine look found in other American city-scapes by Bartlett (his view of Boston is very similar to this picture), a magnificent white pyramid of shimmering buildings, towers, smokestacks, and statues rising over a quiet harbor, with a few commercial and pleasure craft with sails set. The painting is close in perspective and detail to French marine artist Louis Le Breton's 1840 engraving of Baltimore harbour, which also gives the appearance of a Middle Eastern city. A slightly larger version of the present image of Baltimore is exhibited by the Maryland Historical Society. Bartlett, London-born painter, watercolorist, draftsman, engraver, trained initially under the architect John Britton. His skill as a recorder of both views and architecture was swiftly recognised and from the early 1830s onwards he was travelling abroad almost constantly, recording everything of note and collaborating in the production of a stream of topographical steel-engraved 'view' books. These publications attest to his visits to the Balkans, the Near East and edges of the Orient and of course North America. He visited the Americas four times between 1836 and 1852, travelled extensively in Canada and America, sketching and painting the principal cities and famous scenic vistas. He is perhaps best remembered today for American Scenery and its companion Canadian Scenery (London: 1842, 2 vols.,) containing images drawn during his travels, with text by Nathaniel Parker Willis. Benezit (Grund, 2006), Vol. 1, p.1235; Who was Who in American art? (Madison, Ct.: Soundview Press, 1999), Vol. 1, p.225.

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      London: Edward Moxon, 1840.. Two volumes. Polished tan calf, spines gilt, with gilt labels (small repairs), t.e.g. by Sotheran. Gift inscription (to Emily Vine from her mother dated 1857 on title of each volume); extremities, raised bands and edges rubbed; covers a little worn and soiled, otherwise a good set. From the collection of William E. Self, with his book label in each volume. An excellent association copy, with a presentation inscription on the half- title in volume one: "J.A. Overs / From / Charles Dickens [paraph] / 1st November 1840." John A. Overs (1808-1844), a London cabinet-maker by training, educated himself and pursued his interests in writing. Dickens became his most important literary friend, providing comments on his stories and poems, introducing him to newspaper editors and offering financial assistance when Overs became ill. Overs first wrote to Dickens in January 1839 hoping to have some poetry placed in Bentley's MISCELLANY, and Dickens recommended several pieces to his successor as editor. "Perhaps more importantly, however, Dickens advised Overs on the publication of his EVENINGS OF A WORKING MAN (1844), and wrote the preface to the work. . . . In his preface Dickens is careful to emphasize Overs's autonomy, stating that although he had given advice to the author on this collection of short pieces, he 'never altered them, otherwise than by recommending condensation now and then,' and assuring the reader that the volume's sketches represented Overs's 'genuine work, as they have been his sober and rational amusement'" - DNB. The two men remained close until Overs's death in 1844: "When poor Overs was dying he suddenly asked for a pen and ink and some paper, and made up a little parcel for me which it was his last conscious act to direct. She [Amelia Overs] told me this and gave it me. I opened it last night. It was a copy of his little book in which he had written my name, 'With his devotion.' I thought it simple and affecting of the poor fellow" (Dickens to John Forster [17 Dec. 1844] in the LETTERS OF CHARLES DICKENS, Pilgrim Edition, 4,240).

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        The Poetical of Thomas Moore, collected by himself. Include: Lalla Rookh, Poems on America, Irish Melodies, The Epicurian, etc

      London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1840., 1840. 10 volumes; small 8vo. Contemporary binding by Zaehnsdorf of green half morocco with two red title labels and fine gilt tooling to spines, dark brown cloth boards with gilt rule, all edges gilt. Portrait of the author to volume I, engraved title page and frontispiece to each volume, all engraved by Heath. Markings to cloth boards, corners bumped, spines evenly faded to a rich brown. A very elegant set.

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        Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Naval Architecture:

      Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black,, 1840. Being the Article "Ship-Building" in the Encyclopaedia Britannica, Seventh Edition. Quarto (279 × 219 mm) Recent half calf on marbled boards, label to spine, gilt roundels to compartments formed by a foliate roll. 15 plates, 5 double-page, one folding, diagrams to the text. Somewhat foxed and browned, the plates particularly so, these also with a few short edge-splits, but overall very good, and here well-presented. First edition of the separate book issue of Creuze's highly influential article on naval architecture for the Britannica. Creuze trained as a naval architect and became the principal surveyor at Lloyd's, and his extensive collection of works on naval and maritime subjects became, in bequest, the foundation of Lloyd's renowned library. The present survey improved upon Fincham's Introductory Outline of the Practice of Shipbuilding (1821, rev. 1825), providing a history of shipbuilding practice from the Elizabethan period to the science of naval architecture as it stood in 1840. A wonderfully provenanced copy, the half-title is inscribed in pencil, "With the Author's kind Regards," and bears the ownership inscription of "J. W. Watts, 1841." John Watts of Havelock Park, Southsea, was a third generation master shipwright, whose grandfather had worked on Nelson's Victory. Watts was chief assistant to John Fincham, shipwright at Portsmouth dockyard, a famous builder of warships and author of History of Naval Architecture in 1851, in the preparation of which John assisted. On the title page there is the gift inscription from Watts to his son, Philip; "Philip Watts from his father, J. W., 1863." Philip, later Sir Philip Watts, had an even more successful career than his father, playing a major role in British warship development during the naval arms race, holding high posts at the Admiralty and at Chatham, and in 1885 succeeding Sir William White at Armstrong's warship yard at Elswick. Almost all the Japanese ships that fought in the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-5 were built by Watts, for which the Japanese awarded him the order of the Rising Sun. He returned to the Admiralty in 1902 and worked closely with Fisher, a collaboration which resulted in the development of the dreadnought and battle cruiser classes. It was widely considered at the time that if Sir Philip's fame had rested on no other basis than that of the armament of the dreadnought, his name would be handed down as one of the world's greatest naval designers. Subsequent ownership inscription of "Basil Lubbock, Hamble, 1929." Lubbock was probably the doyen of British maritime authors in the 30s and 40s; in 1919 he founded the Hamble River Sailing Club, and was its commodore for the first 12 years.

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        Maurerpigen. Original Tragedie i fem Akter. Musikken af Secretair Hartmann, R. af D. Orig. udg.

      Kbhvn. 1840. 112 s. Indb. ubeskåret med o.o. i nyere hlvldr. Øverste kapitæl mangler.. Rent ekspl. BFN 393

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        Master Humphrey's Clock. FIRST EDITION. 3 vols.

      Chapman & Hall. 1840-41 Fronts & illus. by George Cattermole & Hablôt Browne. Orig. purple-brown vertically ribbed cloth, decorated in blind & gilt; spines faded and a little rubbed at heads & tails. A good-plus copy. This is the commonest cloth and blocking style with clocks on the front boards in gilt.

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        A rare relic from Abraham Lincoln's first attempt at national office

      An extensive Sugar Grove poll book from the national election of 1840. 6pps folio docketed with additional page addressed to the County Clerk. Prior to his election as President in 1860, Lincoln was a determined party functionary, actively campaigning for Whig Presidential candidates in ever general election from 1840 to 1856. Not only did he barnstorm the country giving speeches, but he was a candidate for Presidential Elector on numerous occasions - the very first being in 1840. In that campaign, he also had occasion to debate Stephen Douglas for the first time. Lincoln supported William Henry Harrison, Douglas was an advocate for the incumbent, Martin Van Buren. Unlike other poll books with pre-printed pages listing the names of Whig and Democratic Presidential Electors, this has been carefully manuscript penned with listings of "Abraham Lincoln of Sangamon Co." - repeated on each page. The first eight pages have the names of each voter written in by the election clerk, along with their vote. A tally of the votes received is written on each page, on the bottom. Being a Democratic state, the Van Buren slate of electors received many more votes than the Whig slate. Accordingly, Lincoln failed in his attempt to be elected a Presidential Elector. (From this precinct, however, Lincoln garnered 78 votes - six more than his Democratic counterpart.) The election of 1840 was the first campaign with slogans, songs and modern campaign paraphernalia. The slogan that became best known as "Tippecanoe and Tyler too." (Tippecanoe was the 1811 Indian battle where Harrison proved victorious.) The Whigs "packaged' Harrison, who had been an uninspired military leader, into a great war hero. The major issue in the election was the economy, and Harrison promised to support domestic commerce. Martin Van Buren was re-nominated unenthusiastically by the Democrats in 1840; many of his countrymen who has suffered through years of depression, he was "Martin Van Ruin". He was chided for wanting to turn the White House into a palace and living extravagantly while the people suffered. Van Buren was so unpopular by this time that he even lost his home state. Election results appeared to be a landslide in the Electoral College, but the popular vote was close.) Despite numerous attempts, this is one "office" (an honorary, more than an actual one) that eluded Lincoln his entire career. Still, the experience gained in this and future national elections would prove invaluable in Lincoln's journey toward the White House and immortality. Single leaves from 1840 poll books seldom surface. A more complete specimen, such as this, is quite a special offering.

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        American Scenery; or, Land, Lake, and River. Illustrations of Transatlantic Nature

      George Virtue London: George Virtue, 1840. First editions. Occasional light foxing which is primarily on verso of plates and on tissue guards, else fine. Quarto. Two volumes Profusely illustrated with engravings from drawings by W.H. Bartlett expertly rebacked preserving original spines, bound in handsome green morocco ruled in gilt, heave gilt on spine with raised bands and brown and red gilt lettered morocco labels, all edges gilt, inner gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers Contains a map of "The North Eastern parts of the United States" with the route that Mr. Willis took outlined in red. Profusely illustrated with full page plates [Sabin 3784. HowesB-209].

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        American Scenery; or, Land, Lake, and River Illustrations of Transatlantic Nature

      London: George Virtue 1840 London: George Virtue, 1840. (BARTLETT, W.H) First edition, state A of volume II with Contents list numbered. 2 vols., 4to. With 120 steel engraved plates by William H. Bartlett, including a full-page map of the Northeastern United States, portrait, and two engraved title pages, tissue guards. In HARPER'S binding of half purple-morocco, gilt spine, a.e.g. (Harper was likely the American distributor); extremities slightly rubbed, vol. II covers soiled, plates with scattered light foxing, mostly marginal, overall a very attractive copy. Sabin 3784; Howes B209; BAL 22755; Abbey, Travel, 651 . Originally published in 30 parts without text, and appearing here for the first time in expanded book form, this is a beautiful series of views, showing principal cities and scenic views, engraved from drawings Bartlett made during a visit to America and Canada, 1837-1838. He stayed with his collaborator, the poet N.P. Willis, and accompanied him on a trip West. A handsome survey of the New World238062

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

      In-8 gr. (mm. 266x180), mz. pelle mod. con piatti in cartonato coevo, tit. oro al dorso, pp. 864, testo inquadrato in doppio filetto e 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?illustraz. dei ?Promessi Sposi?. Esemplare marginoso, in ottimo stato. Uniano anche: 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, da 11 testatine e 10 capilett., pure in legno. Il vol. contiene: "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". "Prima edizione", manca la dispensa aggiuntiva, uscita nel 1860, con il "Marzo 1821" ed il "Proclama di Rimini". Cfr. Salveraglio,9 - Vismara, p. 329 - Cat. Hoepli,214. Esemplare in ottimo stato.

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        Mulatten. Originalt romantisk Drama i fem Akter. Opført første Gang paa den kongelige danske Skueplads den 3die Februar 1840.

      Kjøbenhavn, Paa Forfatterens Forlag, 1840. In the original printed paper binding. A bit of wear to the original printed spine, with a bit of loss of paper, but still exceptionally well preserved. Light brownspotting. With a sweet inscription to the half-tile, utilizing the printed title (i.e. "MULATTEN." - in English "THE MULATTO") there: "Fru Liunge/ med inderlig/ Hengivenhed/ fra MULATTEN.s/ Forfatter." (i.e. "Mrs. Liunge/ with inner/ devotion/ from "THE MULATTO." 's/ author.").. First edition, lovely presentation-copy in the scarce original binding, of Andersen's first succesful play, his anti-slavery drama, which represents the most sensual of all of Andersen's works, making it of the utmost importance to European drama of the 19th century."In the same year [i.e. 1840] Andersen had his first success on the stage, "Mulatten" (1840, The Mulatto), performed at the Royal Theater against the advise of Molbech who attacked its plot for making no sense and its language for being utterly sentimental. Andersen took the topic from a short story by Fanny Reybaud, "Les Épaves" (1838). The setting is Africa, but the play is yet another self-projection in its rendition of the theme of the outcast portrayed in the title-character. The truly significant feature of this play, tightly structured in the manner of Eugène Scribe, was Andersen's bold and sensual portrayal of the reckless, sexual passion of one of the female principal characters, which secures it a unique albeit overlooked position in the history of nineteenth-century European drama." Sven Hakon Rossel, "Hans Christian Andersen: Danish Writer and Citizen of the World", p. 29). Albertine Charlotte Liunge, born Ackermann (1801-74) was married to the editior and writer Andreas Peter Liunge, who is most famously known as the publisher of the famous magazine "Kjøbenhavnsposten" (1827-45), which connected him to all the great Danish authors of his time. Hans Christian Andersen became a close friend of the couple. The present presentation-inscription for Mrs. Liunge is curiously intimate; unfortunately Andersen's journals from the period of the appearance of "The Mulatto" have not been preserved, so we cannot determine what the exact relationship between the two has been at the time

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        Istituzioni Di Architettura Statica E Idraulica

      Caro Batelli Napoli: Caro Batelli, 1840. Hardcover. Contemporary vellum backed boards, tan and black morocco spine labels printed in gilt. Very good. 2 vols./No Dust Jacket. 177 (8) & 286 pages. 30 x 24 cm. Thirty-five plates and thirty-two plates respectively, Vols. 1-2, with twenty-six being fold-outs -- architectonic prospects, public building plans, bridge designs, machinery, embankments, railroad features, and civil and hydraulic engineering (covering early works to 1850). BRUNET Vol. I, p.1695. A few leaves toned, interior contents mostly clean, corners worn, some shelf wear

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        Liber Veritatis; or A Collection of Prints, after the Original Designs of Claude le Lorrain; in the Collection of his Grace the Duke of Devonshire. Executed by Richard Earlom, in the Manner and Taste of the Drawings. To which is added A Descriptive Catalogue of each Print; Together with the Names of those for whom, and the Places for which, the Original Pictures were first Painted, (Taken from the Hand-writing of Claude le Lorrain on the Back of each Drawing) and of the Present Possessors of many of the Original Pictures. 3 Volumes.

      London, Boydell and Co, printed by W. Bulmer and Co, [ab. 1840]. Folio. Bound in three beautiful, uniform, contemporary red half morocco bindings with five raised bands to richly gilt spines. All edges gilt. Book plate to inside of front boards. A bit of light occasional brownspotting. A beautiful, lovely, clean, and fresh set. With all three mezzotint portraits and all 300 mezzotint plates.. A splendid, fully complete, copy of this landmark work in the history of reproduction of master drawings. The work hugely influenced English landscape-painting of the late 18th and 19th cemturies.The first volume of this splendid work was originally published in 1777. Graesse and Brunet seem to state that the first edition, in two volumes, with 200 plates, dates from 1779, and that a third volume, comprising another 100 plates was originally published in 1804. The original plates were used again, and around 1840, the entire collection appears in three volumes. "Il éxiste un nouveau tirage publié par Bohn en 1839 accompagné d'une table des pl. où sont indiqués les noms des presents possesseurs des tables respectifs." (Graesse IV:261). Both furthermore state that the first Italian edition appears in 1815, but that the plates in this are less beautiful than in the English edition.The great French Baroque artist, active in Italy, Claude Lorrain (1600-1682) is primarily known as one of the greatest masters of ideal-landscape painting. His landscapes, inspired by the countryside around Rome, are governed by classical ideals, and they often contain classical ruins and pastoral figures in classical dress. His greatest contribution to the painting style was the poetic rendering of light, which became particularly influential, not only during his own time, but especially in England, from the 18th century and into the middle of the 19th.The "Liber Veritatis" constitutes an artistic masterpiece, in which Lorrain's own drawings of his paintings are rendered into mezzotint etchings of the highest quality by the great artist engraver Richard Earlom, who was specialized in this art. The work, which comprises the three hundred and three magnificent sepia etchings (including the three portraits), is printed by the highly skilled Boydell, contributing to the superb quality of the work. John Constable described Claude Lorrain as "the most perfect landscape painter the world ever saw".Brunet III: 1169Graesse IV:261

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        VARIETIES OF BRIGHTON FOR JUVENILES, Containing numerous copper-plates including portraits of the celebrated Martha Gunn, Phoebe Hessel, &c. Price--6d. Coloured.

      [12] leaves, each printed on one side only, bearing hand-coloured with verse beneath and a smaller hand-coloured vignette beneath that. Original printed green wrappers. 16.6 x 10.7 cm. Spine somewhat insensitively repaired; corners a little worn; else a very good copy of a scarce and highly attractive children's book.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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      A panorama of sixteen panels, each bearing an hand-coloured lithograph with text below in French and English. Original paper-covered boards, with a duplicate of one of the panels mounted on the upper board. Extended: 11.5 x 120 cm. Folded into covers: 13.3 x 9 cm. Rear board replaced; last panel a little creased at edge; else a very good copy of a scarce educational panorama.

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        Costantinopoli effigiata e descritta con una notizia su le celebri sette chiese dell'asia minore, ed altri siti osservabili del levante. opera... nella quale sulla fede di nozioni personalmente attinte in oriente e di esatti recentissimi ragguagli si porge un preciso e compiuto quadro della capitale dell'impero ottomano, della religione, governo ed usanze de' suoi abitanti, e generalmente delle innovazioni politiche cola' di recente introdotte... torino, fontana, 1840.

      Tre volumi di cm. 31: di cui due di testo di pp. xiv, 818 complessive e molte figure xilografiche nel testo + uno di tavole con antiporta figurata e 99 tavole incise in rame, ciscuna delle quali protetta da velina parlante. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in mezza pelle verde con punte, dorsi lisci con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro. Tagli di testa dorati. Esemplare con qualche leggera fioritura, ma complessivamente genuino, marginoso ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Timbretto di possesso della biblioteca privata Colonna da cui i volumi provengono. Opera celebre ed assai interessante che ci offre un panorama completo su Costantinopoli all'inizio dell'800. Interessanti capitoli etnografici, storici ma anche su giochi, spettacoli, musica, tradizioni gastronomiche, aspetti naturalistici, ecc.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Descrizione di torino. torino, per cura di g. pomba, 1840.

      Cm. 23, pp. xii, 470. Solida legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorso liscio con fregi e titoli in oro su tassello al dorso. Vignetta al frontespizio con veduta della Chiesa della Gran Madre di Dio (Carlo Gallina inc. su invenzione del Figone). In fine alcune tabelle statistiche e la carta topografica di Torino in litografia (incisa da Angelo Biasioli su disegno di G. B. Maggi). Solo un minimo ritocco alla parte superiore del dorso, esemplare peraltro particolarmente fresco e ben conservato. Marginoso ed a carte candide. Non comune prima edizione di questa descrizione di Torino e dei suoi dintorni, da non confondersi con le ristampe apparse in formato minore o prive della carta topografica. Cfr. Fossati Bellani.

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        ON RIVER ANGLING FOR SALMON AND TROUT: More Particularly as Practised in the Tweed and its Tributaries.

      Softcover. 90, [1 chart], [1] pages. 16mo. 12.5 x 8 cms. Dark staining to original covers, gilt. All edges gilt. Very light spotting to title and contents pages;some water-staining throughout; else a good copy.

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      Comprising varnished composite globe, approximately 4.2 cm's. in diameter, and folding panorama of 28 hand-coloured engraved sections, extending to 1.2 metres. The images are, as usual, peoples of the world, titled in German and English. The quality of the engraving is considerable higher and more elaborate than that usually found; the illustrations are larger and the hand-colouring of superior quality also. Panorama attached to the base of the box; the globe loose inside as issued. Both in the original card box with mounted pastedown to lid. A very handsome copy of a rare variant of a highly desirable educational toy. See Whitton, Paper Toys page 213 (Colour plate 40.) Or Bromer and Edison, Miniature Books, for another variant example.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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