1989 - 2153 FOREIGN HISTORY AND TOPOGRAPHY, TRAVELS
- Some foxing. Boards sl. soiled and rubbed.
- Occas. sl. (water)stained. Bindings sl. rubbed along extremities. A fine set.
= Very rare Dutch translation of Reise durch Italien und Sicilien (first published Leipsic, 1818).
- Title-page foxed; a few plates sl. foxed in margins, otherwise contents clean. Spine and edges covers sl. worn.
- Internally fine. Bindings sl. soiled. = Impressive standard work.
- Sl. yellowed and foxed. Binding w. a few unobtrusive scratches and stains. = Not in Rossetti.
- Foxed and sl. yellowed.
= Van Oordt's Berichten was the first Dutch language periodical published in Japan. This broadside prob. contains the original Japanese text of an article on rice-growing, published in Dutch translation in Van Oordt's Berichten No.12.
- Small stamp on title-p; a few maps sl. strengthened w. sellotape. Good copy.
- Dustwr. sl. rubbed and repaired at top of spines. = Vol. 1 unchanged reprint of the ed. Stuttg., 1941.
- Lacks 1 handcol. plate; (sl.) foxed (also affecting plates); both vols. bookplate on upper pastedown. Bindings rubbed.
= Borba de Moraes I, p.475; O'Reilly/ Reitman 829; cf. Sabin 40214, Ferguson, Addenda 1347a and Hill 1012. R.P. Lesson was a naturalist on La Coquille during Duperrey's circumnavigation (1822-1825). The ship called amongst others at Brazil, New Ireland, Oualan, the Tuamotu Archipelago, Tahiti, Port Jackson, Tonga, the Moluccas, New Zealand, New Guinea, Java, St. Maurice, and St. Helena.
- Fine set. = Extremely rich reference work.
= Nice pocketsize grammar on geography, religion, language, customs, manners (etc.) in different countries worldwide.
- All vols. bookplate on upper pastedown; vol. 4 a few lvs. dogeared. Bindings worn and rubbed along extremities; joints splitting; vol. 1 frontcover loose.
= Lowndes p.361f.
- A very fine copy with a few unobtrusive defects: occas. sl. foxed; a few plates captions shaved. Corners and raised bands sl. rubbed/ chafed.
= The first edition of this classic work on the history of shipbuilding, this copy with an albumen print of "HMS Asia" tipped in at the end of vol. 3 (with an accomp. manuscript note on the ship by its midshipman Thomas William Oliver, dated November 1892, mounted opposite the photograph). Cat. NHSM II, p.752. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LVI.
= Presented to B. Mulder, 2e Machinist.
Idem. Gedenkboek der Stoomvaart Maatschappij Nederland 1870-1920. Amst., n.publ., 1920, 104p., num. (full-p.) photogr. ills., orig. wr. by H. VERSTIJNEN, 4to. - AND 13 others, i.a. NIEUW AMSTERDAM 1626-1938 (Rott.,1937, num. (fold.) (col.) ills., orig. dec. cordbound wr., folio); SOUTHAMPTON EN OMSTREKEN. Beknopte beschrijving ten dienste van passagiers van de "Rotterdamsche Lloyd" (n.pl., 1913, ills., orig. limp cl., sm. 8vo); DE REIS VAN HET S.S. "KAWI" (n.pl., n.d. (±1920), ills., orig. boards) and J.W.J. BARON VAN HAERSOLTE, Zeereizen. Handboek voor toerist en reiziger (Haarlem, 1926, ills., orig. limp cl.).
= Facs. reprint of the ed. Hamburg, 1794-1798.
- Five vols. w. contemp. (dated 1805/ 1806) library loan leaf w. dates and names in pen and ink bound in front, and spine w. old ticket; all (but one) w. contemp./ old owner's entry "J.A. Hugenholtz" and annot. "de prijs is f 2. 16" on first free endpaper. Bindings worn/ dam. (i.a. covers loose(ning)). Not collated but apparently complete.
= Rare first edition. Tiele 733. Contains the journal of Meerman's travels through Russia and Scandinavia. The final 2 vols. contain i.a. P.F. SUHM, Verhaalen uit de Noordsche helden-eeuw.
- Title-p. w. contemp. owner's entry/ annots.; new endpaper. Professionally rebacked w. use of orig. backstrip.
AND 6 miscell. others, i.a. D. FORBES, Arabic Reading Lessons (London, 1864, contemp. calf); I. LEVINSOHN, The Story of my Wanderings in "The Land of my Fathers" (London/ Glasgow, n.d. (±1890, ills., orig. cl.) and a 19th cent. Arabic prayerbook(?).
- Without the atlas. Both vols. partly sl. foxed; owner's entries on upper endpaper. Bindings sl. rubbed; top of spine vol. 1 chipped.