1981 - 2186
AFRICANA, mainly from the collection of Joost Willink (including TRIBAL ART)
- Occas. trifle thumbed; hinges (partly) strengthened; map w. a few repaired tears. Lower joint split; spine-end sl. worn.
= Gay 2756 (French ed., 1863); Kainbacher I, p.43 (ed. London 1861); Henze II, p.101: "Französischer Afrika-Reisender, naturalisierter US-Amerikaner, "unter allen Afrikanischen Reisenden... der wichtigste Bahnbrecher zum grossen unbekannten äquatorial-Kern von Westen her" (...). Sein an Abenteuern und Jagdgeschichten reicher Bericht Explorations and Adventures in Equatorial Africa, in dem Erkundetes von Selbstbeobachtetem nicht immer sorgfältig geschieden ist, mit mancherlei Übertreibungen und widersprüchlichen Zeitangaben, erregte Aufsehen und Zweifel zugleich. (...) Immer aber noch bleibt Du Ch. das Verdienst, als erster Europäer größere Vorstöße ins Innere von Gabun gemacht zu haben".
- A few leaves sl. carelessly opened. Otherwise fine.
= With AUTOGRAPH SIGNED DEDICATION "To Mr James Gordon Bennett" on first free endpaper, dated "New York April 16th 1867". Henze II, p.101-103. Not in Gay. Paul Belloni Du Chaillu (1835-1903), "Französischer Afrika-Reisender, naturalisierter US-Amerikaner, unter allen Afrikanischer Reisenden (...) der wichtigste Bahnbrecher zum grossen unbekannten Äquatorial-Kern von Westen her." (Henze).
- Owner's entry on first blank. Backstrip sunned; binding sl. worn.
Idem. The Country of the Dwarfs. Ibid., idem, 1872, 314,6(publ. advert.)p., steelengr. frontisp., orig. gilt and dec. cl.
- Binding sl. rubbed; spine-ends worn; upper joint starting.
= Henze II, p.101-103; not in Gay. Paul Belloni Du Chaillu (1835-1903), "Französischer Afrika-Reisender, naturalisierter US-Amerikaner, unter allen Afrikanischer Reisenden (...) der wichtigste Bahnbrecher zum grossen unbekannten Äquatorial-Kern von Westen her." (Henze).
- Plates browned.
= Henze 2, p.144f; Broc, p.127-128; Howgego D37: "From Tripoli he went south to Ghadamis, then headed directly for the Tassili N'Ajjer where he found two Tuareg chiefs in power, both intelligent men friendly towards Europeans. (...) The report [of his travels], now regarded as a classic of its genre, was published in Paris in 1864 (...) Later expeditions did nothing to take advantage of the feeling of goodwill he had engendered, and the Tuareg became increasingly disillusioned with the French, a feeling that culminated in the bloody massacre of the Flatters Expedition. Duveryrier was wrongly accused of having contributed to the failure of French expansionist aims in the Sahara because of the alleged inaccuracy of his description of the Tuareg. (...) The bitterness of Duveyrier's disappointment led him to suicide."
- Fine copy. Three owner's entries in pencil (first free endpaper, htitle and title-p.). Dustwr. frayed at spine-ends; spine sl. yellowed and w. two small archive tickets.
= Rarely seen with the dustwrapper. Hinrichsen D493.
- Frontisp. and plate sl. foxed; bookplate "Chateau de Rosny" on upper pastedown of both vols. Vol.1 upper joint sl. split.
= Hilmy I, p.62; Gay 1940 (note). Attractively bound copy. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXII.
- Large part w. offsetting of the text, also on the plates. Vol. 1 w. sm. ticket on backstrip and tear in top of spine.
= Second edition of Champollion's great work on the deciphering of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. With this work he established his irrefutable claim to the title of founder of scientific Egyptology. Cf. Numa Broc, Afrique p.72f. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXIII.
- Plans sl. yellowed; occas. sl. foxed. Fine copy.
= Atabey 258; Hilmy I, p.139; Blackmer 370: "Clot was a surgeon whom Mehmet Ali named as chief surgeon to the Egyptian Army in 1823. He created a public health service and a center for medical education in Egypt. His work is a survey of modern Egypt and Egyptian life and manners with a great deal of documentation, but in essence it is a work of propaganda and an apologia for Mehmet Ali, whom Clot greatly admired (...)". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXII.
- Lacks the col. frontisp. to the first plate vol. of the Antiquités and without 4 later published text vols.: vol. 9 ("Antiquités - Mémoires et Descriptions") and vol. 22-24 ("Histoire Naturelle - Zoologie"); all text vols. sl. foxed; occas. sl. dogeared at beginning and end (incl. wrappers); first text vol. occas. marking/ underlining in red pencil. Wrappers of vol. 10 darkened; frontwr. of vol. 1 one sm. hole (also present in first few leaves) and 1 indented spot. Maps and plates in plate vols. occas. sl./ trifle foxed in blank margin, but generally in fine condition; topographical atlas vol. several maps w. repaired hole in blank margin. Mor. letterpieces on spines of plate vols. partly worn/ dam.
= Collation of plate vols. as follows:
1. Atlas vol.: letterpress title, engr. title, engr. "tableau d'assemblage", engr. "caractères topographiques" and 50 (double-p.) engr. maps;
2. Antiquités (5 vols.): engr. dedic. plate and 419 (fold.) double-p./ single-p. maps and plates;
3. État moderne (2 vols.): 170 (fold.) double-p./ single-p. maps and plates;
4. Histoire naturelle (2 parts in 3 vols.): 256 (fold.) double-p./ single-p. maps and plates (incl. the following 10 plates: "Médaille Égyptienne", "Médailles trouvées en Syrie", "Inscription intermédiaire de la Pierre de Rosette" (8 sheets with 16 numbered plates) and "Tableau synoptique des constellations (...)" w. letterpress "Description du tableau").
In the course of 1798, Napoléon convinced the "Directoire" that it would be better to aim at conquering Egypte rather than attacking Great Britain and swiftly (and secretly) began his preparations for this expedition. In a very short time he had organized his forces (200 ships and roughly 35.000 troups) and, importantly because it was the guise that kept his military intents secret, a commission of scientists and numerous accompanying artists and technicians. They sailed off to their destination in May 1798. After having conquered the island of Malta within ten days, Napoleon succesfully deluded the English into believing that his intent was to sail on to Turkey. He first landed in Alexandria, where his troups disembarked, and after having conquered Alexandria, marched on to Cairo. The scientists and other members of the scientific commission remained on board and eventually reached Cairo via the Nile. There their scientific work gained momentum, despite several severe setbacks (i.a. loss of valuable scientific instruments) and, although many of the troops and artists, technicians and scientists did not survive the Egyptian campaign, the results of their immense and deeply impressive research reached France in 1801, where it took over 300 men 18 years of work to create this invaluable and beautifully executed work, which formed the basis of all subsequent research in the 19th century on the history of Egypt. The first edition was published between 1809-1822, the second edition followed in its footsteps between 1820-1829. De Meulenaer p.66f; Blackmer 526 note; cf. Atabey 343 (ed. 1809-1828); Navari 476. SEE ILLUSTRATIONS PLATE LXXXIV.
- Spine-ends and corners sl. worn. Otherwise fine.
= With AUTOGRAPH SIGNED DEDICATION on first free endpaper. Milkias 10323.
Lane, E.W. An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians, written in Egypt during the years 1833, -34, and -35. Ed. E.S. Poole. London, J. Murray, 1860, 5th rev. ed., XXIII,(1),619,(1)p., (full-p.) woodengr. ills., contemp. gilt and blindst. red calf w. green mor. letterpiece, a.e.g.
- Hinges strengthened. Carefully rebacked; sl. worn along extremities.
= Schoolprize binding of Birkenhead Proprietary School.
AND 1 other in 2 vols.: (E. BARING) EARL OF CROMER, Modern Egypt (London, 1908, frontisp. portrait, fold. map, contemp. unif. hmor.).
- The map w. a few marginal tears; pastedowns lacking/ loosening; bookplate on upper pastedown. Vellum soiled and sl. darkened.
= Cf. Blackmer 1061 (ed. Paris, 1735). Benoit de Maillet was French consul in Egypt from 1692 to 1708. "In his retirement he decided to publish his memoirs, material which he had collected during his long sojourn in Egypt. (...) Maillet had developed a passionate interest in Arabic, and in Egyptian antiquities, as well as in the contemporary life of the country; he was one of the earliest writers to interest himself in the Arabic architecture of Egypt" (Blackmer).
- Spine-ends chipped; joints partly split.
= "With compliments from Lady Erymyntrude Malet" on printed ticket mounted on first free endpaper. "Malet was a British diplomat, agent and consul general in Egypt from 1879 tot 1883. In 1879 Khedive Tawfiq had succeeded his father and pressed for financial reforms. Sympathetic at first to Urabi's demand for constitutional government, Malet insisted that Egypt must repay its debts and sought Ottoman military intervention under European supervision; otherwise, he believed that joint Anglo-French action would be needed. When riots broke out in Alexandria in May 1882, he refused alysum on a British warship and stayed in the city to try to restore confidence among the Europeans. He suddenly became gravely ill and left to regain his health. Malet returned in 1881 and opposed executing Urabi and his associates. Malet then collaborated with Lord Dufferin in making plans for the reorganisation of Egypt's government, but his health remained poor so he had to be replaced. (...) This work contains his incomplete memoirs." (Biographical Dictionary of Modern Egypt, 2000, p.120). Rare.
= With AUTOGRAPH SIGNED DEDICATION to "Linant de Bellefond". Very rare.
= Very rare publication, only printed for family and close friends of André Melly. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXV.
- Engr. bookplate on first free endpaper; fold. map closed tear at inner margin. Corners sl. rubbed.
= John Petherick, mining engineer, ivory trader and collector of plants and fishes travelled extensively in the Sudan and surroundings. Hilmy II, p.109f; Blackmer 1295. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXIII.
- First lvs. incl. title-p. yellowed/ foxed.
= Europa und der Orient 800-1900, p.408/ 409: "Die beiden bedeutendsten Quellenwerke zur altägyptische Kunst und Kultur des 18. Jahrhunderts sind die Reisebeschreibungen Richard Pocockes und Frederick Ludwig Nordens. (...) Sein Werk über Ägypten gehörte bald schon zu den unentbehrlichen Informationsquellen der Forscher, Bautheoretiker und Künstler seiner Zeit und wurde in den folgenden Jahren immer wieder gelesen und zitiert."
- Frontcover sl. foxed. Otherwise fine. = Kainbacher I, p. 109,4.
Frobenius, H. Die Heiden-Neger des ägyptischen Sudan. Die östliche Sudan in geographischer, historischer und ethnographischer Beziehung. Berlin, D. Reimer, 1893, 1st ed., (8),483,(1)p., large fold. col. lithogr. map in rear pocket, orig. cl.
= Kainbacher I, p.53.
- The plates sl. foxed. Professionally rebacked; spine sl. rubbed.
= With SIGNED DEDICATION by Dr. PERRON on htitle (cut sl. short, affecting the name of the dedicatee). The Arab merchant Mohammed ibn Omar al Tunusi (Tounsy) undertook an expedition to the Sudan around 1810. His narrative was published in two volumes: the first dealing with Darfur and the rare second part with Wadaï (present day eastern Chad), of which the former capital Ouarah was an important city on the Arab slave trading route. Hilmy II, p.52; Gay 2786; cf. Blackmer 1469 (ed. London 1854). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXIII.
- Bookplate on upper pastedown; a few lvs. loose(ening); occas. sm. scribblings in pencil; hinges weak. Binding sl. worn along extremities.
Schultze, F. Der Fetischismus. Ein Beitrag zur Anthropologie und Religionsgeschichte. Leipsic, C. Wilfferodt, 1871, (8),292,(4)p., orig. wr. - AND 29 others, i.a. B. RUPP-EISENREICH and J. STAGL, Kulturwissenschaften im Vielvölkerstaat (Vienna/ Cologne/ Weimar, 1995, orig. wr.); B. VON BRISKORN, Zur Sammlungsgeschichte afrikanischer Ethnographica im Übersee-Museum Bremen 1841-1945 (Bremen, 2000, (photogr.) ills., orig. wr.); A.A. GERBRANDS, Art as an Element of Culture especially in Negro-Africa (Leyden, 1957, photogr. plates, orig. wr.); O. LOISEAUX and F. DUCLOS, L'Afrique au coeur (Seuil, 2005, num. col. ills., orig. hcl.); E.E. EVANS-PRITCHARD, The position of Women in Primitive Societies and Other Essays in Social Antropology (London, 1965, orig. giltlettered hcl.).
= Facs. reprint of the Leipsic/ Heidelberg ed. 1869.
Stanley, H.M. How I found Livingstone. Travels, adventures, and discoveries in Central Africa; including four months residence with Dr. Livingstone. Turnhout, Brepols, 1984, XXIII,(1),736p., photogr. frontisp. portrait , 6 maps (4x fold. tinted), 28 woodengr. plates, num. ills., orig. gilt rexine.
= Facs. reprint of the first ed. 1872, London.
AND 25 others similar, all 20th cent. facs. reprints on travels in Africa.