2238 - 2489 FOREIGN HISTORY AND TOPOGRAPHY, TRAVELS
= On various state affairs, international treaties etc. Also incl. 3 sermons by cardinal Joseph Othmar von Rauscher.
- Both vols. w. sm. ticket on upper pastedown; occas. sl. browned. Bindings sl. worn along extremities (spine-ends worse) and some other (sm.) imperfections.
= Pohler I, p.619; cat. (...) des Russica 325; Atabey 677; not in Blackmer. Rare.
- Sl. yellowed. Spine sl. cracking; joints and spine-ends rubbed.
= Plates of i.a. the castle and church of Breda and the townhall and church of Antwerp.
- Occas. sl. foxed/ fingersoiled; frontisp. of vol.1 cut short; frontisp. of vol.2 sl. waterstained in upper margin; portion of upper margin of 3 title-p ages cut off. Bindings and spines worn/ chafed.
= Contains apart from the fold. map of Flanders also the very rare and attractive plan w. panorama of Bruges, titled: "Bruga Flandrorum Urbs et Emporium Mercatu Celebre" (42,5x56 cm., 1665. Old annot. in pen in upper right corner, otherwise in very fine condition). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXIII.
- Bookplate on upper pastedown; annot. on last free endpaper; lvs. (trifle) wormholed/ partly marginally waterst. Covers sl. wormholed; corners showing; spine-ends worn.
= Simoni D64; Haitsma Mulier/ Van der Lem p.118; De Wind p.158.
- Contemp. annots. on title-p.; occas. sl. browned. Upper joint worn at foot of spine.
= Haitsma Mulier/ Van der Hem, 223d.
- A few lvs. remargined or w. repaired tear in margin; first and last textleaf soiled; extra stiff paper leaf attached to inner margin of p.344, w. large tipped-on engraving by G. Bouttats ("P. Eduardus Olcornus ende Nicolaus Oudoën (...) gepeijnicht (...)"; sm. tears in corners); also w. sm. engr. plan of Antwerp tipped onto leaf bound behind last textleaf; p.298 three old additions in pen and brown in to the list of 'capel-meesters' (signed "Zwaen. haeghen").
- Both vols. w. library stamp on title-p.; vol. 1 waterstained in lower inner corner throughout, affecting all plates but occas. hardly or slightly; vol. 2 beginning partly yellowed and waterstained in lower inner corner. Bindings rubbed.
- Occas. trifle foxed; some vols. w. hinges weak. Bindings dam.; letterpieces partly lacking/ dam.; spines dam./ loose(ning).
= Six vols. of "1re. Série. - 1re Année" and six vols. of "2e Série. - 5e Année".
- Title-p. sl. foxed. Rebacked w. use of old backstrip.
= With AUTOGRAPH SIGNED DEDICATION "Mit herzlichem Dank für viele geleistete Hilfe vom Verf." in pen and ink on title-p., to theologian and church-historian Franz Overbeck, w. his owner's entry ("Fr. Overbeck Basel 1880") on first free endpaper, and a few marginal annots. probably by the same.
- Without vol. 1. Spines trifle rubbed.
= Cox I, p.309: "According to Pinkerton this is the only satisfactory account of Burma till then published. Symes' embassy resulted in leave being given by the "Emperor of Ava" for a British resident to reside at Rangoon to protect British subjects". Cox doesn't mention a Dutch edition. Rare.
- All vols. w. contemp. dedication on first free endpaper; trifle foxed. All spines sl. chafed.
- Lacks 6 maps and 18 plates; occas. dustsoiled/ trifle waterstained; most maps and plates loose; most quires loose; contents frayed. Without binding.
= Beddie 52; Tiele 268; Cat. NHSM p.140.
- A few tiny tears along folds.
= Very rare government-critical periodical issued by roman catholic university students. The 2nd issue with imprint "Po konfiskaci nové opravené vydání" (revised edition after confiscation). Partly with surprisingly modernist typographic design, considering the reactionary anti-modern content.
= Bruun II, 486.
- Sm. owner's entry on first free endpaper. Edges sl. foxed. A fine copy.
= PMM 423: "The world-wide slump after 1929 prompted Keynes to attempt an explanation of, and new methods for controlling, the vagaries of the trade-cycle. First in A Treatise on Money, 1930, and later in his General Theory, he subjected the definitions and theories of the classical school of economists to a penetrating scrutiny and found them seriously inadequate and inaccurate. By-passing what he termed the 'underworlds' of Marx, Gesell and Major Douglas, he propounded a hardly less unorthodox programme for national and international official monetary policies. (...) In 1936 (...) The General Theory (...) threw the economists of the world into two violently opposed camps. Yet eight years later Keynes was to dominate the international conference at Bretton Woods, out of which came the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank".
- Occas. sl. foxed. Backstrips rubbed and sl. worn (vol. 2 portion lacking); corners showing.
= Goldsmiths 22324. PMM 277: "Ricardo's main work, the most influential work on political economy in the 19th century. Ricardo was, in a sense, the first scientific economist. Although his theorems remain hypothetical, his deductive methods have proved of great use in the elementary analysis of economic problems, and in the subjects which are capable of his rigid analysis, currency and banking, it has proved of lasting value."
- Lithogr. plate w. usual foxing, otherwise contents very fine. Rebacked w. use of orig. backstrip.
= "Belzoni is 'one of the most striking and interesting figures in the history of eastern travel' (DNB) and certainly, next to Burckhardt, the most interesting in the history of Egyptology and Egyptian travel" (Blackmer 116). Cf. Kainbacher I, p.20; Hilmy I, p.62; Gay 1940; Henze I, p.293f.
- Without the later published (1933) 3rd vol. Occas. trifle foxed; frontisp. and htitle of vol.1 loose. Otherwise fine.
= Important record of one of the major archaeological discoveries of the 20th century, which unequivocally exposed to the world the wealth and grandeur of ancient Egyptian culture.