1805 - 1980 FOREIGN HISTORY AND TOPOGRAPHY, TRAVELS
- Title-p. and last textleaf loose; some underlinings w. pencil.
= Collected notes by a Frisian emigrant to the United States, originally published in the Heerenveense Courant, ±1882-1886.
- Dustwr. of 3 vols. sl. affected by silverfish. Fine set.
= Incl. the Atlas (vol. 1), the (sl. taller) Herbarium (vol. 12) and the index vol. (vol. 13).
- Yellowed/ (sl.) browned/ foxed throughout. Bindings sl. rubbed and upper joint vol. 17 starting at top.
- Sl. browned; occas. sl. foxed, 2 maps w. (large) tear. = Sabin 71992.
- Bookplate on first blank; first quire and frontwr. loose(ning). Wrappers browned and sl. foxed/ stained.
= Account of d'Orleans unsuccesful expedition to reach Bering strait from the Kara Sea, aboard the vessel Belgica. Holland p.551.
- Sm. owner's stamp on title-p.; bookplate of J.C.C.C. Compagnie on first blank; waterst. at upper inner margin, also touching the text; new endpapers. Spine-ends rubbed.
= Cat. NHSM p.304f; Chavanne 1436; Holland p.191; Sabin 58860; cf. Arctic Bibliography 13145. The first Dutch translation of the account of Parry's first travel (first ed. London, 1821). Hill 1311: "Entering what has since been called Parry or Viscount Melville Sound in September, he [Parry] reached longitude 110° West, thereby earning a reward of £5,000 that was offered by Parliament to the first ship's company that should attain that meridian". "In northern Hudson Bay, Parry sailed north of Southampton Island instead of south, the route preferred by previous navigators, thus becoming the first to sail to the Frozen Strait. He then confirmed Middleton's discovery of Repulse Bay. In late August, having found no passage through Repulse Bay, he explored the coast of Melville Peninsula north and named, among other features, Haviland Bay, Bushnan and Vansittart islands, Gore Bay, and Lyon and Hoppner inlets." (Holland).
- Foxed. Paper over boards rubbed; upper joint worn.
= Part of a series of 21 vols. on various travels. Tiele 103; Cat. NHSM, p.108.
- Upper joint of second vol. splitting. Contents fine.
AND 1 other: F. SCHRADER, Atlas de géographie moderne (Paris, 1890, 64 col. maps, orig. hcalf, 4to. Crayon scratches on last leaf).
- First and last few lvs. and endpapers (sl.) foxed, otherwise contents fine. Upper joint splitting at spine-ends, foot of spine dam.; corners showing.
= Espenhorst 5.1.3.
AND another copy, the 5th rev. and enl. impression of 4th ed. (1904).
- First lvs. incl. title-p. sl. foxed. Spine-ends trifle rubbed.
- Lacks 1 map; 2 maps heavily dam., a few w. tears in blank margins and 5 loose; occas. sl. frayed; bookblock broken. Frontcover loose; lower joint dam.; title-ticket chafed; worn along extremities.
= Worldmaps fine. Including "Carte Generale des Etats-Unis Mexicains et des Provinces-Unies De L'Amerique Centrale". This was the first map of Mexico published after its independence from Spain. On this map Texas is a province of Mexico, and Northwest Mexico, from California to Oregon, is described as a "pays inconnu". Philips 4321.
- Occas. sl. dustsoiled. Binding worn along extremities; both covers w. a few chafed spots.
= With the accomp. textbook w. fold. plate.
- Bookplate on upper pastedown; title-p. and texlvs. foxed. Corners covers and spine-ends dam.
- Sl. foxed. Covers loose(ning); backstrip worn away.
- Sl. foxed. Binding sl. worn along extremities; corners showing; paper over boards sl. soiled and partly lacking; spine(-ends) dam.
= Rare. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXIV.
- One map creased on fold; final three maps sl. waterstained along lower fold.
= SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXIV.
- Without title-p.; a few maps sl. soiled (map of Europe sl. dam. in corners). Corners and spine-ends worn/ chipped.
= The atlas only, that was published with Perrot's Dictionnaire universel de géographie moderne.
- A few maps (i.a. Ukraine and the Baltics) w. (extensive) annots. in col. pencil indicating the movement of troops during World War II; double-p. title partly laid down, browned and wrinkled/ creased; one map loose. Upper joint splitting.
= Espenhorst H 3.7.
- Title-p. w. brown stain in upper margin; occas. waterst. (sl. affecting the image of a few maps at the end); several maps loose(ning) and/ or sl. soiled in margins. Spine-ends sl. worn/ rubbed. Interleaved copy.
= Rare edition. Cf. Petermann I, p.336 (not listing this edition).