2238 - 2489 FOREIGN HISTORY AND TOPOGRAPHY, TRAVELS
- Each vol. bookplate on upper pastedown; vol.1 steelengr. portrait of James Cook tipped onto verso htitle; a few maps/ plates sl. foxed/ marginally waterst./ sl. yellowed; 1 plate w. stamp in blank margin. Covers w. rubbed spots; corners showing; joints split(ting); spine-ends worn/ sl. dam.
= First French edition containing an account of the first journey of Cook. The first English edition was published in 1773 entitled: An Account of the voyages undertaken by order of His Present Majesty (...). "The first vol. describes the voyages of Byron, Wallis and Carteret. The second and third are dedicated to Cook's voyage aboard the "Endeavour"." (Borba de Moraes). Sabin 30940; Beddie 659; Aboussouan 225; and for English editions: Borba de Moraes 394; National Maritime Museum London 565; Cat. N.H.S.M. 137; Hocken 10; Du Rietz, Kroepelin 535. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXIII.
- Tape on verso frontisp.; all plates sl. yellowed; bookblock broken. Spine darkened; top of spine chipped; a few punctured holes in upper corner backcover; trifle rubbed along extremities.
= Yakushi, Catalogue of Himalayan literature B306.
AND 1 other.
- Upper hinge weak; sl. foxed. Spine-ends and corners worn; lower joint splitting; upper joint split at spine-ends.
= Vicaire I, p.838.
- Spine discoloured and w. paper ticket.
- Occas. ills. cut out. Bindings generally worn/ dam. (contents occas. loose). Not collated, sold w.a.f.
= Comprising several large fold. plates, and a few colour plates, i.a. "The Great Exhibition of the industry of all nations"; "Bird's eye view of the Chrystal Palace and surrounding country" (both 1851); "The British fleet at Spithead in July 1853" (1853);
"Bird's-eye view of the city of Washington" (1861), a view of "The city of New York" (single-p. view, 1855), plates of the 1870-1871 war/ uprising in Paris and plates of the Turko-Russian war etc.
- Sl. foxed. Upper joint starting; spine-ends chipped; backstrip worn; binding sl. worn along extremities.
= The work recounts an eye witness account of a German traveller through parts of India, which includes a description of Madras. Further observations deal with observations on the Hindu and Mohammedan religion and belief, cults and customs, temples and mosques. Graesse I, 354; Lipperheide Ld 11; Kainbacher II, 16; Mendelssohn I, 121; Gay 3090. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXIV.
- Bookplate on upper pastedown; two sm. tickets on lower pastedown; frontisp. loosening; plates trifle foxed. Spine sl. sunned.
- Lacks 2 plates; vol.1 lacks htitle and sl. waterst. in blank margins towards the end; both vols. owner's entry on first free endpaper; vol.1 bookplate on upper pastedown. Covers sl. faded; top of spine vol.1 dam.
= Rare first (and only) Dutch translation of Ives' A Voyage from England to India (...) (London, 1773). Tiele 522 (note); Cat. NHSM p.242; cf. Cox I, p.299 (on the first ed. London, 1773).
- Waterstained in upper margin of first and last few pages; sm. stamp on title-p. w. offsetting on opposite leaf; hinges and bookblock broken.
= Second edition of the famous analysis - and above all criticism - of the Venetian state and of the reasons for its decadence, by the secretary of an ambassy from the French court to Venice. Amelot de la Houssaie was imprisoned in the Bastille for this publication. Immediately after his release after six weeks however, he published a second edition with a supplement, which was suppressed. Due to its controversy the work became extremely popular and passed through no less than twenty-two editions in three years.
- Bookplate on upper pastedown; trifle foxed.
- Occas. sl. foxed; 2 plates loose. Binding sl. worn along extremities.
= Nice work with plates showing i.a. various Neapolitan costumes. Rare.
- Frontisp. cut short and sm. restored spot in lower right corner. Joints and spine-ends trifle rubbed. Otherwise fine.
= Very rare. Rossetti 7006; Abbey Travel 178. Attractive views.
- Lacks 9 plates. Occas. sl. yellowed/ foxed; 2 owner's stamps on title-p.; crossed-out old owner's entry on verso of first engr. title. Upper joint broken but holding on cords; lower joint splitting; covers soiled.
= Tiele 756; Cat. NHSM I, p.194; Cox I, p.116 (other eds.); cf. Lipperheide Ci51. The rare first Dutch edition (orig. ed. 1691) of this detailed guide for Italy, very popular in its day, running through a large number of editions. Views of i.a. Augsburg, (the Bay of) Naples, Rome and Venice. Also costume-plates (i.a. of Augsburg and Nürnberg), architecture and natural history.
- A few views trifle foxed. Otherwise fine. = Attractive plates.
- Lacks possibly 1 plate; libr. stamp on verso title-p.; bookblock loose. Partly foxed; plasticized library ticket at foot of spine; corners and spine-ends worn/ sl. dam.
= Vicaire VI, p.143; Cremonini 120.
- Hinges broken; owner's entry on title-p. Corners showing.
- Lacks 1 plate and armorial dedication; occas. sl. foxed/ (rust)stained; a few leaves sl. worn (also affecting one plate). Otherwise fine.
= Schudt 209; Rossetti G-794.
- Sl. foxed. Corners bumped; edges rubbed; large parts of spine lacking.
= Provenance calligraphed: Pope Pius IX donated this copy to J.A. van Steenkiste on 10-07-1860 (year of publication) for becoming a member of the "Capellanus-ad-interim" of the "Zouaves Franco-Belges".
- Manuscript annot. on first blank; htitle and title-p. browned; contents occas. foxed.
= Rossetti 11242.
- Joints splitting. = Scarce.