1805 - 1980 FOREIGN HISTORY AND TOPOGRAPHY, TRAVELS
- Lacks 1 plate in vol. 2; 1 map and 1 fold. plate w. sm. tear; last part of vol. 2 sl. warped; all vols. w. sm. bookplate on upper pastedown and occas. sl. yellowed. Foot of spine of vol. 2. sl. chipped; joints of all vols. sl. rubbed.
= Landwehr, R. de Hooghe the etcher p.159.
- Some sl. occas. foxing. Backstrips yellowed/ browned; spine-ends trifle worn.
- Sl. yellowed in blank margins; bookplate of P.C. Boeken on upper pastedown. Sl. worn along extremities and spine-ends; joints sl. rubbed.
= Interesting collection, partly with attractive covers. Guides to i.a. Kew Gardens (1860), Hampton Court (1862), Aberystwyth (by the Aberystwyth Corporation, 1924), Torquay (±1926), Hunstanton and Neighbourhood (by the Hunstanton Advencement association, 1929), London (±1935, with cover design by JOHN FARLEIGH) and Scotland for the Holidays (by J.J. Bell, 1936).
- Occas. foxed. Binding w. a few worn spots.
AND 3 others: É. RECLUS, Nouvelle Géographie Universelle. La Terre et les Hommes. I. L'Europe Méridionale; III. L'Europe Centrale; IV. L'Europe du Nord-Ouest (Paris, 1875-1879, 3 vols., (fold.) (col. lithogr.) maps, plates, ills., orig. unif. richly gilt dec. mor., a.e.g., 4to).
- Sl. foxed. Carefully rebacked w. use of contemp. backstrip.
= Henze II, p.206ff; Howgego D35. Jules Sébastien César Dumont d'Urville's expedition explored large parts of the Antarctic coast. Élie Jean Françios le Guillou was chief surgeon aboard one of the expedition's two ships, the Zélée. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXIII.
- Paper backstrip splitting.
= Fiske p.609; Pinkerton I, 621-734; Chavanne 2181. Originally published Upsala, 1777. Uno von Troil joined the expedition to Iceland undertaken by the English naturalist Joseph Banks and the Swedish botanist Daniel Solander. Cox I, p.185: "According to Pinkerton, the most valuable version of these letters is the French translation by Lindholm [sic], Paris, 1781, for which the Swedish original was revised by von Troil and to which he added notes from the English and German editions. Banks and Solander will be remembered as members of Cook's first expedition to the South Seas." Also containing letters on the Edda and about volcanoes, an Iceland bibliography containing 120 entries and a small chapter on the printing history of Iceland.
- Lacks vol. 35, 46 and 60. Good set, not collated but apparently complete. A few spines rubbed/ dam.
= Comprising large fold. plates, some in colour, i.a. "The Great Exhibition of the industry of all nations" (Jan-Jun 1851); "Grand panorama of the great exhibition" (Jan-Jun 1852); "Wellingtons funeral car" (Jul-Dec 1852); "The British fleet at Spithead in July 1853" (Jul-Dec 1853); "Commanders in the allied armies in the East" (Jul-Dec 1854); "Environs of London. Windsor Castle to Gravesend" (Jan-Jul 1855); "Arrival of the emperor and empress of the French at Windsor Castle" (Jan-Jul 1855); "Arrival of the majesty in Place du Caroussel, Tuileries" (Jul-Dec 1855); "The Crimea and adjacent coasts" (Jan-Jun 1856); "The queen opening parliament" (Jul-Dec 1857); "Map of Italy and Switzerland" (Jul-Dec 1860); "Map of the United states of America. (...)" (Jan-Jun 1861); "London Guide to the international Exhibition" (Jan-Jun 1862); "The international exhibition, Dublin" (Jul-Dec 1865); "The international exhibition - The nave" (Jul-Dec 1862); "The illustrated map of the seat of war" (Jul-Dec 1870); "Sketch map from the Dardanelles to the Bosphorus. Showing the positions of the Britisch Fleet" (Jan-Jun 1878); "Map showing the course of the proposed Manchester ship canal" (Jan-Jun 1883); "The war in the Soudan. The battle of El Teb" (Jan-June 1884); "The trouble in the Transvaal. The Boers bringing their prisoners to Pretoria" (Jan-Jun 1897); "Thirty miles of war-ships at spithead in the year of Queens diamond jubilee. June 26 1897" (Jul-Dec 1897) and large views of i.a. Edinborough, Glasgow, London, Liverpool, Paris and New York. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXVIII.
- Frontwr. sl. dam. and sl. stained; ticket on verso frontwr.
= With AUTOGRAPH DEDICATION on backwr. Rare. Lopes de Lima was interim governor of Goa when, in 1842 during a native revolt, he left Goa for Bombay and sought help from the English to restore order. The English refused, and subsequently Lopes de Lima was deposed, after which he had to justify his conduct in Lisbon in a court-martial.
- Trifle yellowed along margins.
- Large fold. map w. tear in inner margin and verso strengthened on folds w. tape. Binding plasticized.
= Also found with 7 lithogr. views, not present in this copy and not called for on title-p. and in preface.
- A few brochures wrs. foxed.
= Interesting lot with striking 1930's designs from the fascist period. Mostly published by the Ente Nazionale Per Le Industrie Turistiche (ENIT). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXIX.
- Sl. yellowed; a few plates w. some ofsetting. Sl. worn along extremities.
- Lacks 3 plates; all plates fine but trifle foxed strictly in blank margins and one plate libr. stamp on verso. Covers darkened and foxed.
= Very attractive and beautifully coloured views of the main sites in Venice. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXIX.
- Hinges weak; first blank lvs. vol. 1 w. some pink offsetting. Bindings sl. stained and partly discoloured.
- Trifle yellowed; the plates sl. foxed. Covers rubbed/ scratched; joints splitting at top of spine.
= Cordier, Bibl. Japonica p.517.
- Occas. trifle foxed; first textleaf sl. waterst. in blank margin. Backstrip dam./ loosening at top of spine.
= Cordier, Bibl. Japonica p.504; Alt-Japan Katalog 788; Pagès 585. Very rare.
- One text leaf corner restored; trifle yellowed. Otherwise fine.
= Alt-Japan-Katalog 1580; Cordier, Bibl. Japonica p.369; Pagès 278.
- Contemp. owner's entry on title-p., contents otherwise fine. Hinges stiff.
- Flattened horizontal fold.
= Vehement criticism of "the attack of American imperialism against Korea", the "criminal attack against the Korean nation and against world peace", the "barbaric distruction [sic] of Korean towns" etc. Signed by the heads of six Czechoslovak higher educational institutions, each with the institution's (blind)stamp, i.a. the academy of political and economic sciences, the art academy and music academy.