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        MALER. "Der Maler". Blick in das Atelier, der Maler zeigt zwei Kirchenmännern das fertige Bild einer Madonna. In ovaler, floraler Umrandung mit Darstellungen aus dem täglichen Leben, sowie den verschiedenen Utensilien eines Malers.

      - Lithographie von Gerasch nach Nepomuk Geiger bei M.R. Toma, um 1840, 32 x 35,5 cm. Aus der dekorativen und seltenen Folge: "Der Mensch und sein Beruf", in Lieferungen erschienen, Wien 1835-1841.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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      [New York: Narine & Cos, 1840?]. [New York:: Narine & Cos,. 1840?]. 16pp, folded as issued. Lightly dusted and foxed, Good+ or so. The Jacksonian Stilwell was an important figure in the movement to abolish imprisonment for debt in New York. His sympathy with unfortunate debtors is evident in this pamphlet, a plea for a voluntary bankruptcy law, permitting debtors to gain a fresh start in life. Stilwell's arguments helped to enact the historic federal Bankruptcy Act of 1841 after unprecedented commercial failures during the Panic of 1837. It was the first to permit voluntary bankruptcies. The first Bankruptcy Act, enacted in 1800, was repealed in 1803. The 1800 law had authorized creditors to place the debtor in bankruptcy and seize his assets; but it had not allowed debtors to choose bankruptcy. The 1840 Bill, whose enactment Stilwell urges, passed the Senate but was tabled in the House. However, it was revived in the next Congress and passed in 1841. Only two years after its enactment, charges of corruption and profligate expenditures, and at least one lower court decision that the Act was unconstitutional, led to the Act's repeal. Not in Cohen, Sabin, or American Imprints. OCLC locates four copies under two accession numbers, as of October 2014.

      [Bookseller: David M. Lesser, Fine Antiquarian Books ]
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        Consul of the United States of America for the Port of Trinidad de Cuba.

      1840 - The President of the United States of America to All who shall see this presents greeting. Consul of the United States of America for the Port of Trinidad de Cuba. 30th march 1840 Signed for the President Martin Van Buren. Print and writting, original stamp, parchemin. Fine Copy

      [Bookseller: Elena Gallego - Rare Books]
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        Le Tisserand.'.

      - altkolorierte Lithographie v. V. Janson aus Arts et Métiers b. L. Hachette in Paris, um 1840, 27,5 x 35,5 Selten!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Genealogie van het oud aanzienlijk geslacht van Hartsen, Opgemaakt naar echte bescheiden en documenten, door L. van Weleveld.

      Netherlands, (ca. 1840). Large folio, full morocco with gilt ornaments, professionally restored (report included), in slipcase. Exlibris Daniël de Bruin. Light foxing throughout. 78 pag., Manuscript with 5 large and ca. 75 small coats-of-arms, hand coloured with gold. Text in calligraphy. The genealogy starts with Jean de Hersen, ennobled Lille 1424 and runs through untill ca. 1840. The purpose of writing the genealogy was the entry of this family in the Dutch nobility. The last 27 pages consist of 33 'preuves'. Added are several manuscript and printed notes etc. concerning the families of Hartsen, Meulendijk, Heemskerk, Hooft, Dellafaille, v.d. Poll, Anslo, de Haan, van Gelder, Feitema etc. Also added is a portrait of c. Hartsen and a letter by Marie Prinses van Wied to Th. Heemskerk (1886). Another manuscript copy of this genealogy was given in 1998 to the Koninklijk Genootschap voor Geslacht- en Wapenkunde by mrs. E.M.L. Halbertsma-van Suchtelen van de Haare (see De Nederlandsche Leeuw 115(1998) nr. 9-10 with picture of title page). Our copy of this manuscript is mentioned in De Nederlandsche Leeuw 1941 pag. 402. H133.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. VAN DER STEUR]
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        The Western Tourist and Emigrant's Guide,with a compendious Gazetteer of the States of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri, and the Territories of Wisconsin, and Iowa

      New York: Published by J.H. Colton. 1840. First. Second edition (first edition was 1839). 12mo. 180pp. Large folding map. Brown cloth gilt. Scattered foxing, modest loss at the crown, a nice very good or a little better copy. The large folding map has a few small tears at a couple of the folds, but is otherwise nice with the color bright. Howes S615. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Ansicht von Dresden.

      Felgner, Berlin (um 1840). - Handkolorierte Lithographie. Sehr gut. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 3000 Bild 33 :43 cm. Passepartout 44,5 : 53,5 cm.

      [Bookseller: Plesse Antiquariat Minzloff]
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        Pittoreskes Italien. Nach dessen Original-Gemälden und Zeichnungen. Die Scenen aus dem Volksleben nach Zeichnungen von Catel, Gail, Goetzloff, Mosbrugger Weller, Pinelli etc. In Stahl gestochen in dem Atelier von C. Frommel und H. Winkles. Text für Ober-Italien von W. v. Lüdemann. Unter-Italien von C. Witte. 3 Teile in 1 Band.

      Leipzig, Kollmann 1840. - Zweite, um 50 Kupfer erweiterte Ausgabe des zuvor 1837 erschienenen Werkes. - Engelmann II, 609; Tresold II,107; Thieme-Becker XII,527. - Der Maler, Zeichner, Radierer und Kupferstecher Carl Ludwig Frommel (1789-1863) lebte von 1813 bis 1817 in Rom. "Das reiche Studienmaterial, das F. aus Rom, Neapel u. Sizilien mitbrachte, fand Verarbeitung in einer langen Reihe von Öl- und Aquarellgemälden, Original-Stichen und -Radierungen, die F. seit 1825 in Karlsruhe ausstellte" (Thieme-Becker). - Die Stahlstiche mit schönen Stadtansichten und zahlreichen Genre- und Trachtendarstellungen. gr.-8°. Mit 3 gestochenen Titeln und 100 Stahlstich-Tafeln. IX, (5), 574 Seiten. Halblederband der Zeit mit Rückenprägung, Kanten u. Deckelbezüge berieben. Text und Tafeln teilweise etwas gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        Marks's Edition. THE NEW LONDON CRIES, or a Visit to Town.

      1840. [8] leaves, printed on one side only, the first and last pasted to the wrappers. Illustrated with a title/frontispiece, and 14 engravings, all coloured by hand of street sellers. Original wrappers. 17.7 x 11 cm. Spine expertly restored; else very good.

      [Bookseller: David Miles Books]
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        Fragmenta Sepulchralia: A Glimpse of the Sepulchral and Early Monumental Remains of Great Britain

      N/P: Self Published 176 pages, with title page provided in manuscript by the author. Presentation copy inscribed by the author inside front cover. Believed to have been printed for the author at Oxford University Press between 1840 and 1850. Stated by the author on title page to be "an unpublished fragment." Matthew Holbeche Bloxam (1805 - 1888), was an amateur archeologist who wrote extensively about gothic architecture. He is also credited as being the original source of the legend of William Webb Ellis' invention of the game of Rugby football.. Inscribed and Signed By the Author. Cloth - Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Lloyd Zimmer, Books and Maps]
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        ALS to Thomas Mitton, from Devonshire Terrace, Sunday 18th October. 'It is mortal long and complicated...'

      [1840] 27 lines on first & second side of folded 8vo sheet. With addressed envelope.Not in Pilgrim Letters or either addenda. Primarily about the sales and remaining stock of Master Humphrey's Clock. 'I am very sorry I had made an engagement last Monday evening, and could not very well break it ... I have the clock account, and you shall see it. It is mortal long and complicated ...' Dickens records the total receipts of c.£10,600 and the total expenditure 'including the cost of the stock' ... of c.£10,300 leaving 'Balance in money now in hand in favor of the partners, £340.6.0.!!!!!!!!!' '... all the profit is spent in stock, and this half year I'm half master of God knows how many thousand reams of printed paper...' WITH: An envelope addressed to Mitton at Southampton Buildings, Chancery Lane postmarked 'JA 9 1841'(?). Thomas Mitton, 1812-1878, was a close early friend of Dickens who worked together for a short time as clerks in Lincoln's Inn. Dickens provided surety for Mitton to buy into a practice in 1838 and he remained Dickens's solicitor for the next twenty years. Dickens had expected Master Humphrey (April 1840-December 1841) to make between £10,000 and £11,000 and entered into a partnership with Chapman and Hall. The high cost of the numerous woodcuts meant much smaller profits - some £1,068 for Dickens - on top of his stipend of £50 per part.

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        Der Nibelunge Lied. Abdruck der Handschrift des Freiherrn Joseph von Laßberg. Mit Holzschnitten nach Originalzeichnungen von Eduard Bendemann und Julius Hübner

      Leipzig: Verlag der Brüder Otto und Georg Wigand, 1840 - 30 cm ; Nachwort von Dr. Hermann Leyser. Schöner Ganzlederband mit reicher Rücken- und Deckelvergoldung, um 400 Seiten mit umlaufendem Goldschnitt. Kanten nur an zwei Stellen beschabt, Rücken mit zwei Löchlein (jeweils zirka 5 mm im Durchmesser), Innendeckel leimschattig, Vorsatz und erste Seiten etwas fleckig, sonstige Seiten sauber. Bindung einwandfrei. Insgesamt überaus gutes Exemplar. jpwRegal-HH [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weber GbR]
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        The New Zealand Advertiser, and Bay of Islands Gazette Vol I No XV, and No XVI (Supplement)

      Kororarika, Bay of Islands: G. A. Eagar & Co.. Good with no dust jacket. 1840. First Edition. Newspaper. 0908565364 . No signatures. A nice copy.; A very early New Zealand newspaper. (The first newspaper to be printed in New Zealand was Issue No. 2 of the New Zealand Gazette, published in Petone on 18 April 1840.) Page dimensions: 375 x 254mm. No. XV is two leaves (4 pages). The Supplement, No. XVI, is a single leaf (2 pages). Rubber stamp "A N Brown Collection" and "Dup" marked in pencil. Some tears along folds. One small old tape stain. Some small chips to blank margins of the Supplement (No. XVI). Selected contents: Advertisements; Kororarika; Tenders; Wanted notices; Shipping Intelligence; Instructions of the Marquis of Normanby to His Excellency Lieut. Governor Hobson. ; Folio .

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        Mit hoher obrigkeitlicher Bewilligung wird heute Sonntag den 5. Januar 1840 eine Vorstellung im Saale zum schwarzen Adler mit einer orientalischen, transportablen Gasbeleuchtung zu geben die Ehre haben: Der russische Feuer-König Paul Schwarzenberg aus Taganrog in Rußland und Carl Coppal, der Wiener Klischnigg, Akrobat.

      (München), 5. Januar 1840. Plakat mit typographischem Text und 5 Holzschnitten, die Artisten darstellend. Blattgr.: 59,5 x 45,5 cm. Paul Schwarzenberg führt heiße Kunststücke vor: Er wird ein glühendes Eisen mit den Zähnen abbrechen, geschmolzenes Blei im Mund erkalten lassen, barfuß in lodernden Flammen stehen und in geschmolzenem Blei und ähnliches mehr. Carl Coppal hingegen führt erstaunliche akrobatische Kunststücke auf. Besonders hingewiesen wird auch auf die moderne Gasbeleuchtung. - Zweifach gefaltet, zahlreiche Knicke, kleinere tls. geklebte Einrisse und Randläsuren, etw. fleckig und gebräunt. – Aufwendig unter Glas gerahmt. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        Eigenh. Brief m. Unterschrift.

      Stockholm, 3. XI. 1840. - Umfang- und inhaltsreicher Brief an den österr. Chemiker u. Mineralogen Anton Schrötter von Kristelli (1802-1875). - Berzelius gilt als Vater der modernen Chemie. Er „[.] führte die chemische Zeichensprache mit den Buchstaben für die chemischen Elemente ein und hat erstmals eine Vielzahl der Atommassen von Elementen genau bestimmt. Berzelius entwickelte ein erstes Modell zum Verständnis der Elektrolyse und zu Stoffumsetzungen durch die Annahme einer positiven und einer negativen Ladung in jedem Teilchen (dualistische Theorie). Er hat auch neue Elemente entdeckt (Cer, Selen, Thorium), andere Elemente wurden von ihm erstmals in elementarer Form dargestellt (Silicium, Zirconium, Titan, Tantal, Vanadium)" (Wikipedia). --- Der in Olmütz geborene Anton Schrötter, Sohn eines Apothekers, studierte ab 1822 zunächst auf Wunsch seines Vaters in Wien Medizin, wechselte dann aber unter dem Einfluss von Friedrich Mohs zu den naturwissenschaftlichen Fächern, speziell der Mineralogie. 1827 erhielt er eine Assistentenstelle für Physik und Mathematik an der Universität Wien. 1830 wurde er Professor für Physik und Chemie am Technischen Institut Joanneum in Graz. Während eines halbjährigen Urlaubs im Jahre 1838 besuchte er chemische Institute in Göttingen, Heidelberg, Frankfurt und Paris. In Gießen machte er sich bei Justus von Liebig mit der organischen Elementaranalyse vertraut. Ab 1843 arbeitete er als Professor für technische Chemie am Polytechnischen Institut der Universität Wien und übernahm dort 1845 die Professur für allgemeine Chemie. Schrötter war neben Baumgartner, Ettingshausen und Haidinger einer der Begründer der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien und wurde 1850 ihr Generalsekretär. Die Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina wählte Schrötter 1856 zu ihrem Mitglied. Ab 1868 leitete er das österreichische Hauptmünzamt und wurde gleichzeitig zum Ministerialrat ernannt. Er wurde 1874 in den Ruhestand versetzt und eröffnete in seiner Wohnung ein Privatlaboratorium, in dem er Studien über Edelmetalle betrieb. 1875 starb er in Wien. Schrötter hat in seinem Leben ca. 60 wissenschaftliche Publikationen verfasst. Ab 1845 beschäftigte Schrötter sich intensiv mit Phosphor. 1848 gelang ihm der Nachweis der schon von Berzelius geäußerten Vermutung, dass roter Phosphor eine allotrope Modifikation des weißen Phosphors, nicht aber eine Phosphorverbindung ist. Schrötter wandelte weißen Phosphor durch Erhitzen in roten um, den man zeitweise Schrötterschen Phosphor nannte. Sein Verfahren zur Darstellung desselben revolutionierte die Streichholzindustrie, wo roter Phosphor schon bald als Bestandteil der Reibflächen genutzt wurde. Er war ein Organisator in Industrie und Wissenschaft sowie Berater bei den Vorbereitungen zur Novara-Expedition und zur Österreich-Ungarischen Nordpolexpedition. - Kl. Randläsuren u. Knickspuren. - ge Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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        Preamble and Constitution of the Newtown Square Horse Company of Newtown, Delaware County, Pa

      [Newtown Square, Pa.], 1840. Title in 4 lines, text in double columns of 65 lines. 1 vols. 13 x 10-3/4 inches. Old folds (a few archival tissue reinforcements on verso, chiefly at margins not affecting the text). Title in 4 lines, text in double columns of 65 lines. 1 vols. 13 x 10-3/4 inches. "observe the conduct of every stranger". The constitution of the Society, the Preamble of which says "Whereas, it appears that for want of some general system of action and mutual aid amongst the inhabitants of this district, much loss has been sustained and many thieves and other villains have escaped. Therefore, be it Resolved that we this day form ourselves into a Company for the protection of property known by the name style and Title of Newtown Square Horse Company, of Newtown Township, Delaware County, and State of Pennsylvania, for the detection of Horse Thieves, and the recovery of stolen property."The Constitution comprises 23 sections outlining the aims of the Company and giving the text of hand bills to be printed to offer rewards for stolen horses.Section 15th. Members are enjoined strictly, to observe the conduct of every stranger coming into thweir neighborhood without any known business, to diligently watch the movements of all suspected persons, to acquire a habit of noticing all travellers and horses that come in their ways …Undated, but a notice in the Delaware County American for 22 February 1840 identifies James Lewis of Marple as the Secretary, and given the address "at the Sign of the Fox Chase, RIchard Millison, proprietor". Not in OCLC

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        NAPOLI E LE SUE COSTUMANZE compilazione delle storiche e filosofiche narrazioni di Lord Byron, Chateaubriand, Bossi, Lamartine, ecc

      Venezia A Spese dell'Editore 1840-1844 2 volumi in 8° Pagine 1 carta bianca + occhietto figurato + 736 + 398 Legatura coeva in mezza tela. Piatti marmorizzati. Complesive 40 belle litografie fuori testo di cui alcune uniformemente brunite dovute alla qualita della carta. Sporadiche ed ininfluenti fioriture. Ottima copia. Rarissima edizione originale. Manca alle bibliografie consultate.

      [Bookseller: Libreria antiquaria Segni nel Tempo]
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        Le fabbriche pi? cospicue di Milano.

      Cassina e Pedrinelli. In-folio imperiale (cm. 49), solida legatura coeva in m. pelle con titolo in oro al dorso; 193 tavole illustrative in rame di Cassina (incisore) e Pedrinelli (calcografo) suddivise in tre serie: la prima numerata romanamente (tavv.I-L con presenza di una tavola XVIbis), la seconda con numeri arabi (tavv.1-114), la terza alfabeticamente (tavv.A-2D con presenza sia della U sia della V); accompagnate da cc.65 di testo (tra le quali 2 frontespizi, il secondo datato 1844 con dedica al vicer? Ranieri). Carte e tavole in ottimo stato, un alone al solo verso bianco delle carte nn.68-69. Edizione originale di una monumentale fonte di storia dell'architettura pubblicata in fascicoli per molti anni (cfr. Binda 69 dove si cita il rarissimo esemplare completo in possesso della Famiglia Meneghina di 215 tavole). Gli architetti viventi erano invitati a consegnare i loro progetti agli editori (cfr. Biblioteca italiana 1840, C, 119). ?Opera in continuazione [..]. In essa si fa tesoro della famosa raccolta inedita del Bianconi? [Predari 434]. Ottimo esemplare.

      [Bookseller: Gabriele Maspero Libri Antichi]
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        Malacologie Méditerranéenne et littorale, ou description des mollusques qui vivent dans la Méditerranée ou sur le continent de l'Italie, ainsi que des coquilles qui se trouvent dans les terrains tertiaires Italiens, avec des observations sur leur anatomie, leurs moeurs, leur analogie et leur gisement. Ouvrage servant de faune malacologique Italienne et de complément a la Conchiologia fossile subapennica de Brocchi.

      Bruxelles, M. Hayez, 1840. Large 4to (29.1 x 22.0 cm). 173 pp., 12 engraved plates of which six finely hand-coloured (double suite). Contemporary blue limp leather, blue printed label with hand-written title on front wrapper.= Very rare and important publication on Mediterranean molluscs by the Belgian malacologist François Joseph Cantraine (1801-1863), with the plates in double suite, hand-coloured, and plain. With the descriptions of new species. The work is particularly important for its fine illustrations of living animals and shells of often new or poorly known species (e.g. Pteropoda and Nudibranchia, but also Helicidae). Even the smaller species are figured in great detail. We have never seen a double suite copy before. Usually this work is dated as from 1841, perhaps because volume 13 of the Mémoires of the Académie royale in Brussels were published in that year. This, however, is an offprint, dated 1840, and there is no reason to doubt that it was published in that year. Some plate references, e.g. to plate 13, are incorrect. Lacks the single page "Table alphabetique". Spine cover slightly chipped, cancellation stamp over old stamp on title page, some light, marginal spots to a few plates. Colouring very good. Caprotti, p. 15; Not in Nissen.

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        Gesamtansicht, "Allendorf bei Sooden".

      - Lithographie a. a. Chinap. v. E. Pietzsch & Co. n. Chr. Rembe, 1840, 28,5 x 40 Seltenes Blatt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        The Ettrick Shepherd's Poetical Works & The Ettrick Shepherd's Tales and Sketches

      Blackie and Sons 1840 - Two complete sets of five and six volumes, respectively. Early printing of the sets but not the first as per Garside and Hughes' "James Hogg's Tales and Sketches and the Glasgow Number Trade." Original maroon cloth with elaborate gilt and blindstamping, yellow endpapers. Very Good overall. Cloth at heads frayed, corners a bit bumped and a few tips exposed. Former owner's contemporary boar's head bookplates on all pastedowns. Seven numbered pages of ads at rear volume of Tales Vol. VI not present; otherwise textually complete. Some foxing to plates, a few hinges starting. Vol. I of Tales has slight splitting of cloth near tail. Tissue guards appear to all be present. Spines show slight sunning, much less than most sets; uncommon as a uniform set.This set marked the first publication of the Scottish author's now best-known work The Private Memoirs & Confessions of a Justified Sinner under his own name following the less-censored anonymous 1824 first edition, which is remarkably scarce. Here it is the fifth volume of Tales, "Memoirs and Confessions of a Fanatic." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Broadside. Letterpress (Very Good, tiny tears in margins, small loss of paper) 31,5 x 20,5 cm (12.2 x 8 inches). - Coventry: Charles A. N. Rollason 1840. A rare playbill, dated January 1, 1840, advertises the evening preformance at the Theatre in Coventry, presenting the plays Paul Clifford!, Timour the Tartar, and others.

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        Donaupanorama (Donau-Panorama) von der Einmündung des Ludwig-Kanals bis Wien. Gezeichnet im Vogelperspective von B. Grueber, in Stahl gestochen von H. Winkles. Panorama de Danube depuis l`embouchure du Canal Louis jusqu`a Vienne. Panorama of the Danube from the mouth of the Luwigs-Kanal to Vienna. Müller, A. die Doanu von der Einmündung.Mit vorzüglicher Berücksichtigung der längs dieser Stromstrecke auf den Gebieten der Natur, Industrie, Kunst, Alterthumskunde vorkommenden Merkwürdigkeiten.

      Verlag von Georg Joseph Manz o.J., Regensburg - Original Pappeinband mit innen liegendem Paorama. Wohl um 1840. 24 Segmente à 37 x 21 cm. Mit Vedutten links und rechts des Stromes. Faltkante bei Ansicht Ottensheim bis Mauthausen links und rechts gebrochen, mittig aber vorhanden. Faltkante bei Ansicht Kehlheim rechts auf 2 cm mit Papierverlust ohne Auswirkung auf die Ansicht oder Vedutten. Kanten berieben, ebenso der Rücken des Pappeinbandes. Ansichten sauber und gut. 0 S.

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        THE PEACOCK AT HOME. A Game.

      No imprint or date, but circa 1840/50. Comprising: a hand-coloured lithograph of the Peacock at Home with his guests; 2 hand-coloured 'fruit' cards; two hand-coloured 'flower' cards; 10 invitation cards; 22 'guest' cards; sheet of rules; all contained in the original box, with sliding lid bearing a hand-coloured pictorial title label. Box: 144 x 205 mm. Lacks counters; lid a little worn; else a very good example of a rare game.

      [Bookseller: David Miles Books]
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        Deux ans en Syrie et en Palestine (1838-1839).


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        The Principles of Population, and their Connection with Human Happiness

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons: and Thomas Cadell, London, 1840. First edition. 2 vols. 8vo. Original quarter cloth and boards, uncut, with paper spine labels; spines faded and damaged at heads, labels worn. Provenance: armorial bookplates of Robert Crewe-Milnes, Marquess of Crewe. First edition. 2 vols. 8vo. A critique of Malthus' ESSAY ON THE PRINCIPLE OF POPULATION, which "hinted at a progressive Tory programme of poor relief, diffusion of property, and penal reform (ONDB). Kress C.5068; Goldsmiths' Library 31439; Schumpeter, p. 584

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        A History of the Amistad Captives: Being a Circumstantial Account of the Capture of the Spanish Schooner Amistad, by the Africans on Board; Their Voyage, and Capture Near Long Island, New York; with Biographical Sketches of Each of the Surviving Africans. Also, an Account of the Trials Had on their Case, before the District and Circuit Courts of the United States, for the District of Connecticut. Compiled from authentic sources

      Published by E.L. & J.W. Barber, Hitchcock & Stafford, Printers, New Haven, Ct. 1840 - First edition. Octavo. 24pp. (of 32). Large folding frontispiece with contemporary hand-coloring. 38 wood-engraved portraits in silhouette, one small wood-engraved map, two wood-engraved illustrations. Modern period-style wrappers. Lacking the final 12 pages of text. modest staining mostly confined to the upper margins, a nice, very good copy with the important folding frontispiece bright and attractive. The frontispiece illustration depicts the uprising on the ship, with the slaves attacking their Spaniard captors, with text below. "Fifty-Four slaves mutinied near Cuba, murdered part of the crew, and caused the remainder to sail into Long Island Sound and the jurisdiction of American courts. Piracy charges were quashed. in 1841 the Supreme Court declared the negroes free. Private charity provided their transportation back to Africa" - *Dictionary of American History. Sabin* 3324. *American Imprints* 40-480. *LCP/HSP Afro-Americana* 881. Exceptionally uncommon in the trade. Sadly, while this copy lacks the last dozen pages, it has the very important engraving. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Le Potter'.

      - altkolorierte Lithographie v. V. Janson aus Arts et Métiers b. L. Hachette in Paris, um 1840, 27,5 x 35,5

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        A History of the Amistad Captives: Being a Circumstantial Account of the Capture of the Spanish Schooner Amistad, by the Africans on Board; Their Voyage, and Capture Near Long Island, New York; with Biographical Sketches of Each of the Surviving Africans. Also, an Account of the Trials Had on their Case, before the District and Circuit Courts of the United States, for the District of Connecticut. Compiled from authentic sources

      New Haven, Ct.: Published by E.L. & J.W. Barber, Hitchcock & Stafford, Printers. 1840. First. First edition. Octavo. 24pp. (of 32). Large folding frontispiece with contemporary hand-coloring. 38 wood-engraved portraits in silhouette, one small wood-engraved map, two wood-engraved illustrations. Modern period-style wrappers. Lacking the final 12 pages of text. modest staining mostly confined to the upper margins, a nice, very good copy with the important folding frontispiece bright and attractive. The frontispiece illustration depicts the uprising on the ship, with the slaves attacking their Spaniard captors, with text below. "Fifty-Four slaves mutinied near Cuba, murdered part of the crew, and caused the remainder to sail into Long Island Sound and the jurisdiction of American courts. Piracy charges were quashed. in 1841 the Supreme Court declared the negroes free. Private charity provided their transportation back to Africa" - Dictionary of American History. Sabin 3324. American Imprints 40-480. LCP/HSP Afro-Americana 881. Exceptionally uncommon in the trade. Sadly, while this copy lacks the last dozen pages, it has the very important engraving. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        GRIMMA. "Grimma, seine Kirchen und Hauptgebäude". Gesamtansicht (12,5 x 19,5 cm), umgeben von 14 Teilansichten.

      - Lithographie von G. Täubert, gedruckt von J.H. Ketzschau bei H. Schmidt, Dresden, um 1840, 28 x 37 cm. Das schöne Souvenirblatt zeigt neben allen Kirchen auch das Rathaus, das alte Schloß, die Landesschule, das Diakonat und die Guttersburg. Gerahmt.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        DRESDEN. "Die Katholische Kirche". Ansicht mit reizender Figurenstaffage.

      - Altkol. Lithographie bei E.H. Schroeder, Berlin, um 1840, 15 x 22 cm. Sehr feines zeitgenössisches Kolorit. Ohne Rand auf beigefarbigen Karton in reiche Linienumrandung mit der Titelei montiert. Hübsch gerahmt. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Geka kihai zufu [trans.: Illustrations of Surgical Cases]

      81 woodcut illus., all finely colored by hand and 42 folding flaps. 60 folding leaves. 8vo, later wrappers (rather wormed, carefully & sensitively repaired), new stitching. Japan: 1840. First edition of this extremely rare and important book in the history of anesthesiology and surgery; this work contains what we believe are the oldest printed illustrations of surgery under general anesthesia and the first illustrations of an anesthesiologist. These illustrations show resection of a testicular tumor and intrauterine hematoma. A caption (written in Chinese) in each illustration clearly states surgery was performed under general anesthesia using mafutsuto. Seishu Hanaoka was the world's first surgeon on record to successfully perform surgery under general anesthesia. On 13 October 1804, Hanaoka successfully operated on Aiya Kan, a 60-year-old woman, to remove breast cancer under Mafutsusan general anesthesia. This surgery is the world's earliest known verified case of surgery under anesthesia. Following the success of his surgeries under anesthesia, Hanaoka became well-known throughout Japan. He established a private medical school where he trained more than 1000 students, including Keishu Kamada (1794-1854). Because Hanaoka did not write any books, the writings of Kamada are important sources for investigating his master's techniques of anesthesiology. Following five years of study with Hanaoka, Gendai returned to his native island of Shikoku in southwestern Japan, where he became known as Japan's best surgeon. He performed many plastic, orthopedic, and pediatric surgical procedures and was especially regarded for treating breast cancer. "Gendai Kamada was an outstanding pupil of Seishu Hanaoka, and from the perspective of the history of anesthesiology, three of his achievements had a global impact… "The first achievement was writing of Mafutsuto-ron in 1839. Mafutsuto-ron gives detailed descriptions of the indications and contraindications for anesthesia, anesthetic procedures using Mafutsuto, signs of adequate depth of anesthesia with Mafutsuto, methods of intraoperative and postoperative anesthetic management, and other practices drawn from clinical experience. In 1839, when Mafutsuto-ron was written, no technique for using general anesthesia had been developed in Europe or the United States. In the West, the textbook of general anesthesia was first described by Snow in 1847. Thus, Mafutsuto-ron is the first existing textbook of clinical anesthesiology in the world… "Gendai's second achievement was to create one of the oldest illustrations of surgery under general anesthesia in the world. These illustrations are included in Gekakihai-zufu (Illustrations of Surgical Cases), a casebook of surgical treatment he published in 1840. This casebook consists of a preface, a table of consequences, cases, and 65 illustrations [they mean case histories]. It explains the pathology of diseases and therapeutic procedures, such as resection of tumors and repair after trauma, in concise classical Chinese. Although most of the illustrations in this casebook depict patients undergoing surgery, two illustrations depict an entire surgical operation, showing the patient and surgeons together. The latter illustrations clearly depict the conditions in which general anesthesia with Mafutsuto was administered at the time. These two illustrations, showing how surgery was performed under general anesthesia in the 1830s, seem to be among the oldest illustrations of general anesthesia in the world… "Gendai's third great achievement was to train the world's second anesthesiologist. Gendai and Seishu were not anesthesiologists, because they performed surgery on the patients they anesthetized. However, Gendai recognized the importance of anesthesiologists. The two illustrations in Gekakihai-zufu each show a physician taking the pulse of a patient while observing his whole body. Such physicians were responsible for administering anesthesia and observing the general condition of the patient. Because the physicians in these two illustrations wore similar clothes and have close-cropped heads, they appear to be two depictions of the same individual. Because Gendai was performing the surgery, this physician is assumed to be Gensei Matsuoka, who was a pupil of Gendai and a physician with a particular talent for anesthesia. Gensei played a critical role in Gendai's writings. In the 1830s, Gendai performed various surgical procedures with Gensei as the anesthesiologist."-Dote et al., "Two Japanese Pioneers in Anesthesiology: Seishu Hanaoka and Gendai Kamada" in Journal of Anesthesia History, Vol. 3 (2017), pp. 19-23. The illustrations in this work are remarkable. There are 81 vividly handcolored woodcuts depicting surgical operations. Even more remarkably, there are 42 folding flaps over the woodcuts, showing the "before" and "after" of surgical procedures. Kamada provides in the text the symptoms, treatments, descriptions of each patient, and length of illness for all 65 case histories. This book is of the utmost rarity; there is no copy outside of Japan and we can only locate two copies in Japan (Kyushu University and Iwasaki Bunko in Tokyo).

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        [PLATYPUS] Nouveau musée du naturaliste

      Illustré de 44 sujets dessinés et gravés par Pauquet. Paris : A. Courcier, n.d. [c.1840]. Oblong octavo, original pictorial papered boards (rubbed, small loss at head and tail of spine), lacking front end-paper, half-title with small loss at head of gutter, 51 pp, with 8 full page hand coloured engraved plates illustrating 44 animals, accompanied by text descriptions (includes description of the platypus, p.49); scattered foxing, but a sound copy. Rare. Unrecorded in Australian collections; OCLC records only the copies in the Bibliothèque nationale de France.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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        Album de 19 vues de villes italiennes, signées Corsi et Carocci, soit 15 vues de Florence, 3 de Pise et 1 de Milan

      - in-8 à l'italienne, 19 Firenze, presso Natale Volpi lungo, vers 1840, , in-8 à l'italienne, 19 gravures en couleurs à l'aquatinte [230 x 175 mm à la cuvette], certaines avec rehauts à l'aquarelle, cuvettes soulignées d'un liseré à l'encre noir, bords extérieurs des feuilles peints à la gouache bleu ciel, cartonnage, dos rouge, plats de moire noire, Jolies vues aux coloris très frais. 14 vues de Corsi et 5 de Carocci toutes sur serpentes ; elles portent, dans le cuivre, une légende en français, hormis les vues de Pise qui sont légendées en italien. Adresse d'un éditeur d'estampes sur 7 gravures : "Firenze presso Natale Volpi lungo l'Arno N° 81". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        BAD KISSINGEN., Städterose mit insgesamt 28 Ansichten, u. a. mit zwei Gesamtansichten von Bad Kissingen, sowie Ansichten des Kursaal, Arkaden, Saline, Bocklet, Ludwigstraße, Trimberg uvm.

      Altkol. Stahlstich und Farblithographie bei Adler, Hamburg, um 1840, ca. 26,5 cm Durchmesser. Sehr schöne Städterose in tadelloser Erhaltung. - Mit dem lithographierten Originalumschlag. BAYERN, Franken, Städterosen

      [Bookseller: Buch- und Kunstantiquariat]
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        Nuevo Arte de Cocina, sacado de la Escuela de la Esperiencia (Experiencia) Económica / su autor Juan Altimira. - Añadido en esta impresión El Arte de Trinchar y otras Mejoras

      Barcelona : Imprenta y Librería de D. Manuel Saurí 1840 - ~ Prólogo del Autor ~ Las «Reglas para Trinchar con Decencia en una Mesa» en preguntas y respuestas, no son de Altamiras, sino un añadido posterior de autor desconocido ~ Pasta española de época, lomo sin nervios con título y decoración en oro ~ 1fb+176p+1fb ~ 15x11x2cm. ~ Puntas con ligeros roces, papel con mínimas manchas ocasionales, por lo demás, en Muy Buen estado ~ LANGUAGE: Español / Additional images available/ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lirolay]
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        Gesamtansicht von Travemünde ('Seebad Travemünde').

      - gouachierte u. eiweißgehöhte Lithographie v. W. Pobuda n. F. Elias b. Literatur Comptoir in Stuttgart, um 1840, 16 x 29,5

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        PEISSENBERG., "Mineralbad zu Sulz am Peissenberg (im Jahre 1829)". Hübsche Ansicht mit Biedermeier-Paar im Vordergrund, rechts sitzt ein Leser auf einer Bank.

      Lithographie von Benno Adam bei Lacroix, München, um 1840, 22 x 33,5 cm. Lentner 10673. - Im breiten Rand kleine, hinterlegte Einrisse, sonst wohl erhalten. BAYERN, Oberbayern

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        Gesamtansicht von einer Anhöhe ('Ansicht von Stuttgart.').

      - Stahlstich-Aquatinta v. Martens n. Obach b. C.F. Autenrieth in Stuttgart, um 1840, 18 x 23

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Physiologie du système nerveux ou recherches et expériences sur les diverses classes d'appareils nerveux, les mouvemens, la voix, la parole, les sens, et les facultés intellectuelles

      Paris, J.-B. Baillière, 1840, in-8, 2 vol, VI-640 + [4]-644 pp, 4pl, demi-veau violine, dos à nerfs orné d'un large fer romantique, Première édition française, traduite de l'allemand, sur la troisième édition. Cet ouvrage forme la partie la plus considérable du fameux traité de Physiologie de Müller (Handbuch der Physiologie des Menschen für Vorlesungen, Coblenz, Hölscher, 1834-40). Il a été ajouté au chapitre de la voix humaine, la version d'un opuscule que M. Müller venait alors de publier séparément, sur la compensation des forces physiques dans l'organe de l'homme (Ueber die Compensation der physischen Kroefte am menschlichen Stimmorgen, Berlin, 1839, avec 4 planches). Le physiologiste allemand Johannes Peter Müller (1874-1955) considéré généralement comme le père de la physiologie moderne, établit ici que la perception se produit par des organes sensoriels recevant des stimuli. Il fait partie des physiologistes qui, à partir de l'étude des sensations, sont à l'origine de la psychophysique dont procède la psychologie expérimentale. Bel exemplaire, malgré quelques rousseurs, de cet ouvrage rare. Coiffes supérieures usées.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Autograph letter signed.

      Paris, 2. X. 1840. - 8vo. ½ p. on bifolium. To the politician François Cantagrel: "Monsieur Cantagrel est invité à accueiller M. Wiesenfeld et à lui montrer tous les travaux du pont de St. Cloud [.]." The bridge of St. Cloud had been renovated and widened in 1808 at the command of Napoleon. - In 1798 Jollois had been a member of the French Expedition to Egypt; in Cairo he had been made resident engineer for the construction of bridges and roads. In 1799 he travelled through Upper Egypt, where he studied not only the archaeological artefacts, but also trade routes and the Nile irrigation system north of the First Cataract. Together with Édouard de Villiers du Terrage he discovered the tomb of Amenhotep III; he was one of the editors of the famous "Description de l'Égypte". Here, he signs as "L'ingénieur en chef, Directeur des p[on]ts et ch[auss]ées de la Seine / Jollois".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Die fröhliche Reise nach Thüringen. Erster Theil: Für die Jugend und ihre Freunde.

      Lpz., Vlg. J. C. Hinrichs. 1840 - Kl. 8°. X, 240 S. Mit 2 lith. Ansichten von Carl Müller. Blau. OPp. d.Zt. Ecken bestossen. St.a.T. Tls. braunfleckig. Die Ansichten zeigen Paulinzelle und Dornburg. Sehr seltene Reisebeschreibung von Thüringen. Wegehaupt I, 99. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Altstadt Antiquariat Bode]
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