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        Pl. 384 American Swan (Male) 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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        Narrative of a Tour through Armenia, Kurdistan, Persia and Mesopotamia, with an Introduction, and Occasional Observations upon the Condition of Mohammedanism and Christianity in those Countries

      New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1840. Very Good. Two volumes bound in one: frontispiece, 4 additional leaves of plates, 1 folded map, 1 full-page map, 2 in-text drawings; 18 cm. (7.25 inches). Contemporary half morocco with marbled paper over boards. Five spine compartments between raised bands with gilt rules. Gilt-tooled spine title: Tour in Turkey and Persia. All page edges speckled. Pale yellow endpapers. Folded map (approx. 80 x 33 cm.) of Mr. Southgate's route through Turkey and Persia engraved by Sherman & Smith. Armorial bookplate on front fixed endpaper for D.H. McAlpine, with the motto "Cuinich bas Alpine." Following the travel described here, the author became a missionary bishop for the Ottoman Empire. In Very Good Condition: edges rubbed; occasional foxing; a solid copy of this mid-19th-century travel work, which provides detailed descriptions of Islam as practised in the countries visited.

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        The Birds of Australia - The Birds of Australi. Supplement

      London: published for the author, printed by Richard and John E. Taylor, [1840-] 1848. - London: published by the author, [1851]-1869. 8 volumes. Folio (22 4/8 x 14 4/8 inches). 681 hand-colored lithographs, including three double-page, after John and Elizabeth Gould and H.C. Richter (intermittently and occasionally heavily spotted throughout volumes I-VII. Contemporary green morocco gilt, all edges gilt, by Bicker & Son; "Supplement" in half green morocco to style, original wrappers bound in at the end. Provenance: From the library of Sir John Franklin (1786-1847), FRGS, British Royal Naval Officer, Arctic Explorer, and Governor of Tasmania (1836-1843); gifted to Henry Elliot, Franklin's aide-de-camp; the bookplate of the University of Michigan on the front paste-down of each volume and their ink library stamps on the recto of the first blank, and the foot of the dedication leaf in volume I and the foot of the contents leaf in all other volumes; the bookplate of Albert May Todd (1850-1931) known as "the peppermint king" on the front paste-down of each volume; George M. Pflaumer, American bibliophile, his sale Sotheby's New York, June 3, 1997, lot 92. First editions. ORIGINAL SUBSCRIBER SIR JOHN FRANKLIN'S COPY. Gould collected the material for his magnum opus "The Birds of Australia" on journeys through Australia in 1838-1840: "I was naturally desirous of turning my attention to the Ornithology of some other region; and a variety of opportune and concurring circumstances induced me to select that of Australia, the birds of which, although invested with the highest degree of interest, had been almost entirely neglected… In the absence, then, of any general work on the Birds of Australia, the field was comparatively a new one, and of no ordinary degree of interest, from the circumstance of its being one of the finest possessions of the British Crown, and from its natural productions being as remarkable for the anomalous nature of their forms, as for their beauty, and the singularity of their habits." (Gould "Preface" to his "introduction to the Birds of Australia"). Arguably John Gould's largest and most important work, in part due to the time Gould spent in the field making his own observations: the text that accompanies the illustrations is by far the most accurate and detailed of all his works. In September 1838, the author and his artist wife, Elizabeth, arrived in Australia and spent the following eighteen months exploring Tasmania and the adjacent islands, South Australia, and new South Wales. Upon the discovery that she was pregnant, Elizabeth Gould resolved to remain in Tasmania while her husband set about discovering the birds of Australia's interior. She was to stay with the Governor of Van Diemen's land (Tasmania), John Franklin, during this time and became fast friends with the Governor's wife Jane, who had a reputation among the locals for being an unusually forthright and intrepid individual. She and her husband went on frequent expeditions by themselves, often 'roughing it', and on one occasion managed to get themselves lost. She helped to found the local University, Museum and Botanical Gardens. It is therefore not surprising that Captain Franklin should become a subscriber to the "Birds of Australia". With an AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY HENRY ELLIOT, FRANKLIN'S AIDE-DE-CAMP, dated April 1877, inserted in the first volume: "This copy of Gould's Birds of Australia belonged to Sir John Franklin to whom I was aide de camp, and in whose house, while Governor of Tasmania, Gould lived many months while making his collection. I had myself made a collection of the Birds of Tasmania, and gave many of the specimens to Gould. After the death of Sir J. Franklin's widow in 1876 this copy of the work was given to me by his niece . . ." Gould acknowledges the assistance of both Elliot and Franklin in his "Preface" to "The Birds of Australia". AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE SET WITH A DISTINGUISHED PROVENANCE. Anker 174, 179; "Fine Bird Books" p. 78; Nissen 370; Sauer 9, 18; Zimmer pp. 225-259. Catalogued by Kate Hunter..

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        THE CHURCH OF THE FATHERS

      London: J.C.F. & J. Rivington, 1840. First Edition. leather. Slight aging of text; joints rubbed but covers firm, tape shadows at head and heel of spine. Armorial bookplate of a priest on the front pastedown. Very Good and uncommon. Small octavo (4-1/4" x 6-3/4") bound in contemporary full brown pebbled morocco by Fazakerley of Liverpool, "Bookbinder to H.M. the King." This early work by the author of APOLOGIA PRO VITA SUA and an early proponent of the Oxford Movement was published without identification of its author on the title page. We don't know if the claim of binding for the king is true, but we do know that Fazakerley was hired by Brigham Young to bind the First British Edition of THE BOOK OF MORMON.

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        Grand Chemin de la Postérité

      c.1840. The Great Way To PosterityAn Extremely Scarce PanoramaCaricaturing French Literary Stars[PANORAMA]. ROUBAUD, Benjamin aka BENJAMIN. Grand Chemin de la Postérité. Les gens de lettres. [Paris]: Chez Aubert, n.d. [1840]. Quarto. A single, hand-colored lithograph, 270 x 2790 mm, comprised of six complimentary tableaus folded to 270 x 235 mm. Small piece (1 x 3/16 inch) chipped away from lower fore-edge of last scene, not affecting image or text.Contemporary quarter crimson roan over crimson decorative paper boards, front cover lettered in gilt. Wear to extremities. Some light foxing and staining, but still an excellent example of this incredible panorama, unbelievably scarce in any condition. Housed in a quarter red morocco clamshell case.Grand Chemin de la Postérité was simultaneously issued as two separate panoramic lithographs, here les gens de lettres featuring those depicted are: Hugo, T. Gauthier, Cassagnac, Francis Wey, Paul Fouché, Eugène Sue, A. Dumas, La Martine, Soulié, Balzac, Alf de Vigny, Viennet, Kar, Monsieur Ancelot, Madam Ancelot, Goslan, Germ. Delavigne, Mery, Scribe, Bayard, Melesville, Dupin, Rosier, Lauzanne, Duvert, P...., and other luminaries of French letters; the other as Galerie d'artistes des théâtres parisiens featuring French theatrical figures of the era including Taglioni, Grisi, Elssler, Gautier, etc.No auction records in ABPC. OCLC/KVK record only one copy in institutional holdings worldwide, at the BNF. It is unlikely in the extreme that another copy in this series will come to market at any time soon.Benjamin Roubaud (known as "Benjamin") was a painter, lithographer and caricaturist, born in Roquevaire (Bouches-du-Rhone) in June 1811, died at Algiers January 14, 1847.He studied painting in Paris with Louis Hersent. From 1833 to 1847, he exhibited at the Salon des tables types, landscapes, portraits, still lifes in the manner of the masters, and earned an honorable place as a painter. After 1840 , he was correspondent in Algiers for the magazine L'Illustration, and at the end of his life concentrated on Algerian subjects.It was as a caricaturist that he showed the fullness of his talent. Along with artists like Daumier and Grandville, he worked from 1830 to 1835 at La Caricature and Charivari, the illustrated satirical newspaper run by Philipon (whose portrait he supported), as well as in other newspapers as The Method . From 1839 to 1841, he created portrait-panoramas of the most striking personalities of the era in the arts and literature that remain historical documents. Amongst these is Great Way To Posterity, published in two series: theater; and here novelists; each series comprised of six panels that unfold, accordion-style, into a vivid tableau. "Benjamin Roubaud... sketched with care, charm, and the interests of accuracy gave him a taste for caricature; he succeeds and he creates "(Emile Bayard, Caricature and cartoonists, p.125).

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        Works of Shakespeare (The Pictorial Edition). 8 Vols: Comedies I & II; Histories I & II; Tragedies I & II; Biography; Doubtful Plays &c

      London: Charles Knight and Co.. Large 8vo.. H Vellum. Very Good. [c. 1840] 8 vols, all fully vellum-bound with leather title labels on the gilt-stamped spine. All edges gilt. The vellum has darkened on the spines and there is general light scratching and marking on the covers. Tragedies II has a large stain - looks like a wine stain on the rear cover which affects the spine edge for about 2 inches. Overall it is a handsome set; each volume is illustrated with numerous steel engravings, a pleasing mixture of real, topographical or art-historical images with the fantastical and the imagined. 37b

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        Les Français peints par eux-mêmes

      Paris: Léon Curmer, 1840. relié. 18x26cm. Edition originale. Reliures en demi basane brune jaspée, dos lisse avec titre et tomaison doré, décor au filets dorés, plats avec papier marbré, têtes dorées. Célèbre galerie de portraits gravés sur bois des classes sociales du XIXème siècle réalisés par les plus grands artistes de l'époque : Gavarni, Daumier, Delacroix, Grandville, Johannot, Bellangé, Charlet, Daubigny, Vernet, Isabey, Lami, Meissonnier, Monnier, Traviès, etc... Les portraits sont tous accompagnés de contributions originales des plus fameux auteurs romatiques dont : Balzac, Nodier, Gautier, Nerval, Gozlan, Janin, Karr, etc... Rares rousseurs essentiellement marginales. Un des chefs-oeuvre du livre illustré romantique. - Léon Curmer, Paris _1840-1842, 18x26cm, 8 volumes reliés. - 8 volumes reliés

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        Vautrin

      Paris: Delloye & Tresse, 1840. relié. 14x23cm. Edition originale de ce drame en cinq actes. Reliure à la bradel demi percaline bleu gris, dos lisse passé orné d'un motif floral doré, date en queue, pièce de titre de chagrin prune comportant deux légères traces de frottements, coins inférieurs légèrement émoussés, couvertures conservés. Rousseurs éparses. Rare exemplaire sans mention. - Delloye & Tresse, Paris _1840, 14x23cm, relié. - relié

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        ATLAS PORTATIF POUR L'INTELLIGENCE DES RELATIONS DES DERNIERES GUERRES, PUBLIEES SANS PLANS; NOTAMMENT POUR LA VIE DE NAPOLEON

      Paris: Chez Anselin, Libraire Pour L'Art Militaire, Les Sciences Et Les Arts. ...Published circa 1840... Modern brown leather rebacking with original boards... Marbled endpapers, corners of boards in leather, marbled paper covered boards... 36 MAPS AND PLANS OF THE DIFFERENT PLACES AND BATTLES OF THE NAPOLEONIC WARS... 5 OF THESE ARE LARGE FOLD-OUT MAPS... INTERESTINGLY, THERE ARE SEVERAL PLATES THAT HAVE TIPPED-IN ADDITIONS, OR SMALLER CORRESPONDING OVERLAYS... Numerous plates have hand-coloring described by the key on title page... Blind library stamp on maps... Heavy shelf wear to corners and edges... Contents in good condition considering age... A RARE AND INTERESTING WORK.... Hard Cover.. Good. 4to - Oblong. Ex-Library.

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        Atlas Portatif pour L'Intelligence des Relations des dernières Guerres, publiées sans Plans; notammant pour la Vie de Napoleon. Légendes. 2 vols. (Text + Atlas).

      Bruxelles, J.B. Petit, 1840. Small folio and folio-oblong. Cont. boards. Later clothbacked. (2),75 pp. and atlas with 34 large lithographed maps and plans. Titlepages somewhat brownspotted. A few brownspots to maps, mainly marginal. The maps and plans with handcoloured positions of troops and inserted movable parts

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        BOXIANA; Or SKETCHES Of ANCIENT & MODERN PUGILISM

      (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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