1989 - 2153 FOREIGN HISTORY AND TOPOGRAPHY, TRAVELS
- Hinges weak; occas. yellowed/ browned. Bindings sl. worn.
- Some foxing; bookplate on upper pastedown. Sm. dam. spot at top of spine.
= Gay 898; Vicaire III, p.839: "Tirage à 900 ex. sur pap. vélin"; Carteret IV, p.173: "Belle publication. Première édition illustrée. Rare." First collected and illustrated edition printed in 1000 (unnumb.) copies.
- Library stamps on first blanks; occas. sl. foxed. Binding rubbed; top of spine chipped.
= Published in a series of 21 vols. on various travels. This vol. deals with travels in Western Africa. Tiele 103; Cat. NHSM, p.108.
- Sl. foxed; one fold. map outer blank margin frayed/ dam. Binding rubbed along extremities and top of spine sl. dam.
= Gay 2735.
- Two fold. maps tear at inner margin; contents occas. sl. foxed.
= Howgego 1850-1940, part II, S60.
- Hinges weak; final quire loose(ning). Joints and spine-ends sl. rubbed.
ADDED 3 others: ALMANACH DE GOTHA, Year 1943 and 1944 and DANMARKS ADELS AARBOG, Year 1925 (w. visiting cards of Greve Otto Moltke (inscribed "In thankful remembrance of beautiful days") and Grevinde Rose Moltke mounted on first free endpaper. Orig. envelope loosely inserted).
- Wrappers frayed; sm. paper ticket on frontwr.
= Rare plea for the establishment of direct transport line between America and the Netherlands, a concept which was eventually realised with the Holland-Amerika Lijn.
AND 2 others, i.a. H. DE VRIES, Van Texas naar Florida. Reisherinneringen (Haarlem, 1913, ills., orig. hcl.).
- Without vol. 2 and lacking 7(?) maps/ plans; 2 lvs. loosening. Binding worn. Sold w.a.f.
= Howgego L43; Sabin 38415 (wrong collation of the plates); Alden/ Landis 725/121; Cat. NHSM I, p.268; Tiele 623; Von Hünersdorff/ Hasenkamp p.836; Mueller, Kakao p.29. "Labat went to the West Indies as a Dominican Missionary, and gives in this, his most famous work, details of all the islands he visited, and notably of Martinique and Guadeloupe. He speaks also of many of the smaller islands; of some of them this is the only early information we possess. He gives accounts of the cultivation of tobacco, sugar, indigo, etc., and many anecdotes of the inhabitants." (Cox II, p.235). Also on slavery, flora and fauna. The first Dutch edition with the same plates as the first French 8vo ed., published Paris 1722.
ADDED: an incomplete copy of (J. OLDMIXON), Het Britannische Ryk in Amerika (...) (Amst., 1721, 2 parts in 1 vol., 2 ident. engr. frontisp., half-p. vignette, contemp. vellum, sm. 4to. Lacks the 8 maps and 3 plates. Sold w.a.f.).
- Upper hinge strengthened. Spine-ends sl. rubbed.
AND 1 other: E.R. EMBREE, The Indians of the Americas. Historical Pageant (Boston, 1939, ills., orig. cl.).
- Endpapers and first/ final blanks renewed; occas. sl. foxed. = Rare. Sabin 56430.
- (Sl.) foxed/ yellowed throughout; vol. 1 first free endpaper dam. Bindings sl. rubbed; vol. 2 upper joint splitting.
= Sabin 59241. A third vol. was published in 1770 as a defence of the first two against the Abbé Pernetty. "The author endeavors to show the inferior character of everything American, especially the inhabitants, and his work evoked considerable controversy" (Sabin). Frequently reprinted as a 3 vol. set.
- Without vol. 1 (which contains no maps). Partly yellowed/ sl. browned and partly vaguely waterst. in lower corner. Binding soiled and sl. worn; foot of spine sl. dam.; frontcover loosening.
= Sabin 62840 (2 maps only). Rare Dutch translation of An account of expeditions to the sources of the Mississippi, and through the western parts of Louisiana (1810). The maps comprise: "Eerste gedeelte der Kaart van de Binnenlanden van Louisiana", "Kaart der Binnenlanden van Louisiana, vervattende alle de tot dien tijd onbekende landen, tusschen de Rivier Plata ten N. de Roode Rivier ten Z. de Mississippi ten O. en de bergen van Mexico ten W. Met een gedeelte van Nieuw Mexico en der Provincie van Texas" and "Kaart der Mississippi, van deszelfs oorsprong tot aan den mond van den Missouri (...)".
- Library stamp and ticket on title-p. and stamp and annot. on verso frontisp.; yellowed/ sl. browned/ foxed throughout; hinges weak and strengthened at various places. Binding worn.
= Sabin 82264; Tiele 1009; Howes D286. First Dutch translation of this work, first published in French in 1848. An earlier but different and less comprehensive edition was published in New York, 1847.
- Upper hinge weak; sl. foxed. Spine-ends and corners sl. worn; gilt on frontcover worn off.
= Interesting journal of a Dutch carpenter who left his home in Zwolle in 1850 to emigrate to Grand Island near Buffalo in the USA. In 1851 he settled on Grand Island with approx. 80 Dutch emigrants only to return to The Netherlands after 25 years, during which he managed to become financially relatively successful. After his return to The Netherlands, one of his more remarkable feats was the building of the American Hotel on the Leidseplein in Amsterdam. This was later, after having been rebuilt in a grander fashion, to become one of the more famous hotels of Amsterdam, but by then, in 1900, Steinigeweg had died. See at length the article that Lucas Ligtenberg wrote on Grand Island and its Dutch colony: The Dutch Ghost Settlement of Grand Island, New York (http://www.aadas.nl/conferences/proceedings/dutch-ghost-settlement-grand-island-new-york).
- New endpapers. Rebacked w. use of orig. backstrip.
= Incl. some nice lithogr. views. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LIV.
- The map foxed and w. tear (closed w. sellotape); sl. yellowed. = Cordier 2106; cf. Lust 375.
Vinne, J. van der. Bijdragen tot de kennis van het Rijk van China, voorgelezen in de Algemeene Vergadering van het Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen, op den 25sten Mei 1842. Batavia, n.publ., 1842, (2),62p., title-p. printed in gold, contemp. limp marbled boards.
- Rebacked w. cloth; boards sl. wrinkled.
AND 2 others, i.a. D. SLADEN, Queer things about Japan (London, 1903, double-p. (col.) plates, orig. cl.).
- Occas. trifle/ sl. foxed, also affecting a few plates/ maps; two plates frayed in outer blank margin, the tears touching the borderline; one quire misbound; heraldic bookplate on upper pastedown. Binding rubbed/ sl. worn. Untrimmed copy.
- Foxed; a few (col.) pencil markings and annots.; upper corner htitle restored. Joints and spine-ends sl. rubbed.
= Famous traveller, with a great talent for languages, Vambéry travelled in various disguises through Central Asia and was one of the main travel writers to point out the threat posed by the Russian empire to British interests in Central Asia.
- Fine set. = Facs. reprint of the ed. Amst., 1663.