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65/2049  Great Britain   Elmes  J65/2049 Great Britain Elmes J
65/2049 [Great Britain]. Elmes, J. London and its Environs in the Nineteenth Century, Illustrated by a Series of Views./ Metropolitan Improvements; or London in the Nineteenth Century: Displayed in a series of engravings of the new buildings, improvements, &c. by the most eminent artists, from original drawings, taken from the objects themselves expressly for this work, by Mr. Thos. H. Shepherd (...). London, Jones & Co., 1829/ 1831, 2 vols., 160,III; (2),172,IIp., 2 diff. steelengr. titles, 157 (of 159) plates each w. 2 or 3 (1x 4) views/ ills. after T.H. SHEPHERD, 1 fold. lithogr. plan, contemp. unif. gilt hcalf, large 4to.

- Lacks 2 plates; occas. (sl.) foxed. Joints rubbed.

= Hunnisett p.84; Ray 23: "Metropolitan Improvements was printed in parts between 1827 and 1829, and the ensuing volume, though described as "Series the First", appeared in parts between 1829 and 1831 (...) one of the notable illustrated books devoted to the metropolis in the nineteenth century".

€ (100-150)
65/2050 [Great Britain]. James, W. The Naval History of Great Britain, from the Declaration of War by France in 1793, to the Accassion of George IV. A new edition, with additions and notes, and an account of the Burmese War and the Batttle of Navarino, by Captain Chamier, R.N. London, R. Bentley, 1837, 6 vols., steelengr. portraits, fold. tables, orig. unif. gilt cl.

- Hinges weak; vol. 3 upper hinge broken; portraits foxed; all vols. bookplate on upper pastedown/ first free endpaper. Bindings stained/ soiled; spines discoloured.

€ (100-150)
65/2051  Great Britain   Morison  D65/2051 Great Britain Morison D
65/2051 [Great Britain]. Morison, D. Views of Haddon Hall. London, Henry Craves, 1842, 5,25p. w. full-p. lithographs, buckram backed boards, folio.

- Leaves occas. sl. foxed/ waterst./ loosening. Frontcover partly faded.

€ (150-250)
65/2052 [Great Britain]. Roscoe, T. The London and Birmingham Railway; with the home and country scenes on each side of the line; including sketches of Kenilworth, Leamington, Warwick, Guy's Cliff, Stratford, &c. London/ Birmingham, C. Tilt/ Wrightson and Webb, n.d. (1839), (8),192,(4)p., steelengr. title, fold. handcol. map, 1 plan and 16 views, num. woodengr. ills., contemp. cl., a.e.g.

- Outer margin of map repaired/ strengthened w. sellotape; the plates occas. sl. foxed and yellowed/ stained. Rebacked; covers sl. stained.

= Holloway 115.

€ (80-100)
65/2053  Great Britain   Sopwith  T65/2053 Great Britain Sopwith T
65/2053 [Great Britain]. Sopwith, T. An account of the mining districts of Alston Moor, Weardale, and Teesdale, in Cumberland and Durham; comprising descriptive sketches of the scenery, antiquities, geology, and mining operations, in the upper dales of the rivers Tyne, Wear, and Tees. Alnwick, W. Davidson, 1833, VIII,183,(1)p., handcol. engr. map, woodengr. textills., contemp. boards w. paper letterpiece.

- Sl. offsetting from map on title-p. Joints and spine-ends sl. worn/ splitting; covers sl. stained.

€ (100-150) 100
65/2054 [Great Britain]. The Sun. London, Tuesday, July 10, 1838, 12th Edition of Thursday, June 28, 1838. London, The Sun, 1838, newspaper, (4)p., first and final page PRINTED IN GOLD, large woodengr. portrait of Queen Victoria.

- Folded; sl. creased.

= Special edition of The Sun, dedicated to the coronation of Queen Victoria on June 28, 1838.

€ (80-100)
65/2055 [Greece]. The Statutes of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George. N.pl., n.publ., 1832, 48,(16)p., 7 handcol. lithogr. plates (1x double-p.), contemp. cl. w. red mor. letterpiece, a.e.g.

- Narrow white stain near outer edge frontcover.

€ (70-90) 100
65/2056 [Greece]. Vin, J.P.A. van der. Travellers to Greece and Constantinople. Ancient Monuments and Old Traditions in Medieval Travellers' Tales. Leyden, 1980, 2 vols., IX,(3),328; (2),329-751p., 8 maps/ plates, orig. unif. wr., thesis, 4to.

- Top edges of both vols. sl. foxed.

€ (50-70) 60
65/2057 Grey, G. Polynesian Mythology, and Ancient Traditional History of the New Zealand Race, as furnished by their priests and chiefs. London, J. Murray, 1855, XIII,(3),333,(2)p., woodengr. frontisp., title-vignette and 13 plates, orig. gilt dec. cl.

- Bookplate on upper pastedown; upper hinge weak. Spine sl. faded; lower joint splitting.

AND 5 others, i.a. W. BEEBE, Nonsuch. Land of Water (London/ New York, 1932, plates, orig. cl.); A. MILLS, From Piccadilly to Devil's Island (London, 1932, plates, orig. cl.) and R. BROWN, Unknown Tribes, Uncharted Seas (ibid., 1924, plates, orig. cl.).

€ (60-80) 60
65/2058 Howgego, R.J. Encyclopedia of Exploration to 1800./ (...) 1800 to 1850. Potts Point, Hordern House, 2003-2004, 2 vols., XV,(1),1168; XI,(1),690p., orig. unif. cl. w. dustwr., large 4to.

= Standard and extensive work on explorers, explorations and expeditions including useful indexes on ships and persons.

€ (120-150) 120
65 2059 India  Cole H H65 2059 India Cole H H
65 2059 India  Cole H H65 2059 India Cole H H
65 2059 India  Cole H H65 2059 India Cole H H
65/2059 [India]. Cole, H.H. Illustrations of buildings near Muttra and Agra, showing the mixed hindu-mahomedan style of Upper India. London, India Office, 1873, 116,(4)p., 12 lithogr. plates, 39 mounted albumen prints, 3 carbon prints, orig. hmor. w. gilt ornamental elephants at spine, folio.

- A fine copy apart from the following minor defects: a few scattered sm. stamps, bookplate on upper pastedown; trifle foxed; sl. fingersoiled. Spine worn; corners showing.

= Archaeological survey of India series. Remarkable pictorial survey splendidly illustrated throughout with 39 albumen prints and 3 carbon prints by Rev. Simpson (Chaplain of Muttra). Gernsheim, Incunabula of British photographic literature, 569. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LII.

€ (2.000-3.000) 2000
65 2060 India  Cunningham A65 2060 India Cunningham A
65/2060 [India]. Cunningham, A. Mahâbodhi or The great Buddhist temple under the Bodhi tree at Buddha-Gaya. London, W.H. Allen, 1892, 1st ed., X,87,(1)p., 30 (lithogr.) (photogr.) plates, orig. richly gilt cl., folio.

- A few scattered sm. stamps and tickets. Covers plasticized.

= Extremely rare, no copy traced in auction records of the past 25 years. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LIV.

€ (1.000-1.500) 1000
65/2061 [India]. Douglas, J. Bombay and Western India. A series of stray papers. London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co., 1893, 2 vols., XVII,(1),472; X,414p., 2 fold. maps, 146 (helio-engr.) plates/ portraits/ ills. (1x col.), orig. unif. richly gilt cl., t.e.g., 4to.

- Some foxing. Spine-ends sl. rubbed. A fine set. = Rare.

€ (200-300)
65 2062 India  Fergusson J and Burgess J65 2062 India Fergusson J and Burgess J
65 2062 India  Fergusson J and Burgess J65 2062 India Fergusson J and Burgess J
65 2062 India  Fergusson J and Burgess J65 2062 India Fergusson J and Burgess J
65/2062 [India]. Fergusson, J. and Burgess, J. The cave temples of India. London, W.H. Allen, 1880, 1st ed., XX,536p., woodengr. frontisp., 1 fold. photo-lithogr. map, 97 full-p. (fold.) plates (including 1 mounted photogr.) by J. BURGESS, 73 woodengr. ills., later cl. w. orig. backstrip laid down, 4to.

- A fine copy apart from the following minor defects; a few scattered libr. tickets; one sm. stamp. New endpapers.

= "Born in Scotland, James Fergusson (1808-86) spent ten years as an indigo planter in India, the profits from which allowed him to embark upon a second career as an architectural historian. Although he had no formal training, he became one of the most respected researchers in the field, particularly in Indian architecture. He made numerous trips around India in order to study and document its cave temples, publishing his first book on the subject in 1845. In 1880, he returned to the subject, collaborating with the archaeologist James Burgess (1832-1916) as part of the Archaeological Survey of India. It was Fergusson who first categorized the temples, suggesting that they could be classified through reference to the religious order and function. Illustrated with more than 150 maps, plans and drawings, this work of impressive scope remains of relevance to students of Indian architecture and history" (excerpt from the digitally printed version by the Cambridge University Press 2013). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LV.

€ (300-500)
65/2063  India   Hoffmeister  W65/2063 India Hoffmeister W
65/2063 [India]. Hoffmeister, W. Briefe aus Indien. Ed. A. Hoffmeister. Introd. C. Ritter. Braunschweig, G. Westermann, 1847, 1st ed., XII,393p., 7 lithogr. maps, 2 fold. tables, contemp. giltlettered and blindst. cl.

- Bindings rubbed. Contents fine. = Rare.

ADDED 1 other in Dutch translation: K. KOCH (ed.), De Caucasische landen en Armenië in reistaferelen van Curzon, K. Koch, Macintosh, Spencer en Wilbraham. Dutch transl. J.J.A. Goeverneur (Rott., (1855), contemp. gilt and blindst. cl. Bookblock loosening).

€ (70-90)
65 2064 India  Hope T C and Fergusson J65 2064 India Hope T C and Fergusson J
65 2064 India  Hope T C and Fergusson J65 2064 India Hope T C and Fergusson J
65/2064 [India]. Hope, T.C. and Fergusson, J. Architecture at Ahmedabad, the capital of Goozerat, photographes by Colonel Biggs, R.A. London, J. Murray, 1866, 1st ed., XV,(3),100p., 2 maps, 120 mounted albumen prints by COL. BIGGS, num. woodengr. ills., orig. richly gilt clothbacked wooden covers, a.e.g., 4to.

- A fine copy apart from the following minor defects; a few scattered sm. stamps/ tickets; first few pages frayed/ dam.; preface loose. Worn along extremities/ corners/ spine.

= Taylor, Impressed by Light, p. 290-291: "Like many military men in India, Biggs became fascinated with archaeology, but he soon discovered the difficulty and uncertainty of sending manual copies of stone inscriptions back to London. Biggs was furloughed on sick leave in England starting in 1850 ... he watched his brothers practicing photography and it struck him 'that it would be a perfect method of copying the sculptures and inscriptions.' ... Biggs took lessons from Samuel Buckle and then presented his plan to the directors of the East India Company, who were so impressed that they traded him a complete new photographic outfit in exchange for his first album. He was appointed 'Government Photographer, Bombay' and was the first person to officially assume that position". Gernsheim, Incunabula of British photographic literature, 332. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LV.

€ (3.000-5.000)
65 2065  India   Journal of Indian art and industry  No  17 64  89 107 and 129 13665 2065 India Journal of Indian art and industry No 17 64 89 107 and 129 136
65 2065  India   Journal of Indian art and industry  No  17 64  89 107 and 129 13665 2065 India Journal of Indian art and industry No 17 64 89 107 and 129 136
65/2065 [India]. Journal of Indian art and industry. No. 17-64, 89-107 and 129-136. London, Griggs, 1888-1916, 75 issues in 10 vols., num. maps/ (full-p) (double-p) (col.) plates/ portraits/ ills., later unif. cl. w. mor. letterpiece (7x)/ later gilt cl. (1x)/ later cl. w. use of orig. frontcover and backstrip (1x)/ later hcl. (1x), folio.

- All vols. w. sm. stamps/ tickets; occas. sl. foxed. Seven vols. binding plasticized.

= Vols. 2-8, 11, 12 and 17. Seventeen volume publication documenting the rich cultural traditions of colonial-era India between 1886 and 1916. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LV.

AND 7 odd issues of the same periodical.

€ (4.000-6.000)
65/2066  India   La Roche  E65/2066 India La Roche E
65/2066  India   La Roche  E65/2066 India La Roche E
65/2066  India   La Roche  E65/2066 India La Roche E
65/2066  India   La Roche  E65/2066 India La Roche E
65/2066  India   La Roche  E65/2066 India La Roche E
65/2066 [India]. La Roche, E. Indische Baukunst. Munich, F. Bruckmann, 1921-1922, 3 parts in 6 vols., 162 (double-p.) (tipped-in) (col.) plates, orig. hvellum w. marbled boards and mor. letterpiece, t.e.g. (3x), (elephant) folio.

- A few scattered libr. stamps and tickets. Spine-ends plasticized.

= One of 200 copies. Very rare. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LIII.

€ (5.000-7.000)
65/2067 [India]. Orme, R. A History of the Military Transactions of the British Nation in Indostan, from the year MDCCXLV. To which is prefixed a dissertation on the establishments made by Mahomedan conquerors in Indostan. Madras, Pharoah and Co., 1861, reprint after the 4th rev. ed. (1803), 3 vols., 2 text vols.: (4),436,XCVI; (2),739,(16)p.; atlas vol.: (2),IIp., 35 fold. lithogr. maps/ plans/ plates, modern unif. 19th cent. style gilt hcl. w. 2 letterpieces.

- Text vols. trifle foxed/ waterst. at the beginning and end; the maps occas. sl. frayed and w. a few (repaired) tears.

€ (100-150)
65/2068  India   Rousselet  L65/2068 India Rousselet L
65/2068 [India]. Rousselet, L. L'Inde des Rajahs. Voyage dans l'Inde centrale et dans les présidences de Bombay et du Bengale. Paris, Librairie Hachette, 1875, 1st ed., (6),807p., 6 woodengr. maps, 317 (full-p.) ills., contemp. gilt hmor., t.e.g., folio.

- First quire loose; a few lvs. trifle frayed; some foxing, mainly in margins. Binding rubbed/ (sl.) worn at extremities; upper joint splitting at top.

= Vicaire VI, p.1225.

€ (40-60) 40