1805 - 1980 FOREIGN HISTORY AND TOPOGRAPHY, TRAVELS
- Endpapers partly discoloured. Corners showing and spine-ends sl. worn.
- Leaf numbering skips leaf 12 (as always); 1 text leaf w. sm. stain in blank lower margin; a few maps trifle thumbed in blank margins; sm. owner's stamp on upper pastedown. Joints and covers sl. chafed; sl. worn along extremities (corners worse).
= Koeman III, Vie 3. First free endpaper w. calligraphed schoolprize in red and black ink to "Alberto Maagh Kniphuisen" (dated 1836). Not in Spoelder.
- Minor imperfections, a fine copy. = Rare atlas.
- Wr. soiled; spine splitting. = Rare.
Schider, E. Gastein für Curgäste und Touristen. Salzburg, Mayrische Buch- und Kunsthandlung, 1899, 10th rev. ed., 91,XIV(advert)p., fold. lithogr. map w. inset plan, orig. giltlettered cl., 12mo. - AND ±90 Austrian tourist brochures and guides (mostly brochures), ±1910-1950, various sizes and bindings.
= With attractive 1920's and 1930's designs.
- Two plates loose. Binding soiled.
Baedeker, K. Wien und Budapest. Leipsic, K. Baedeker, 1931, 1st ed., XVIII,(16),228p., 8 (fold.) (col.) maps, 8 (fold.) (col.) plans, 13 groundplans, orig. giltlettered cl., sm. 8vo.
- Owner's stamp on title-p. Otherwise a very fine copy. = Hinrichsen D198.
AND 7 others, i.a. 3 editions of Baedeker's Oesterreich-Ungarn: 24th (1895), 28th (1910) and 29th (1913).
= Probably intended as small archive or printer's specimen.
- Spine-ends (sl.) worn.
= With AUTOGRAPH DEDICATION SIGNED. One of 252 numbered copies (162).
Genechten, J.B. van. La Côte Belge. Langsheen de Belgische Kust. (Bruxelles), (J.F. Trogh), 1959, 7 lvs., 20 lithogr. plates, orig. lithogr. wr., folio.
- Wrapper w. a few tears and sl. soiled.
= With AUTOGRAPH DEDICATION SIGNED. One of 30 numbered copies.
= A few guides: J. DE BACKER and G. GOFFARD, Guide du visiteur au champ de Bataille de l'Yser (Brussels, ±1920); GUIDE DE LAROCHE (Laroche, ±1920); D. CLOSSON, Itinéraires pédestres aux environs de Tilff et d'Esneux (Liége, 1902); OSTENDE, REINE DES PLAGES (Ostende, 1931); NAMUR ET SES ENVIRONS. GUIDE ILLUSTRÉ (Namur, ±1910) and 7 chromolithogr. brochures of the CHEMINS DE FER DE L'ÉTAT BELGE (each w. chromolithogr. map of a Belgian river w. inset views).
- Browned; folded twice.
- Corners rubbed; covers unevenly sunned.
- The plates sl. dampstained (mainly in blank margins); bookplate on upper pastedown; title w. contemp. owner's entry. Letterpiece dam.
= The plates all (but one) views of the scenery along the Rhine. Graesse VI, p.197.
- Lvs. foxed/ browned. Joints cracked but holding.
= Rare French first edition. Cf. Borba de Moraes I, p.370; Sabin 38272; Bosch 299; Abbey, Travel 704; Henze III, p.60. The first edition was published in 1816. "In Brazil he cultivated the acquaintance of several famous people of the time, among them the vicas Tenório, Father João Ribeiro and Dr. Arruda Camara. Greatly esteemed by all, he was known by the name, rendered into Portuguese, of Henrique Costa." (Borba). "Die Illustrationen sind von einem Verwandten nach seinen Skizzen ausgeführt." (Bosch). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXV.
= Guides and mostly brochures of Poland, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Hungary, Romania and The Baltic States. I.a. a photographic album of Karlsbad (±1920) and Budapest (±1910)
- Loose (as issued?); the English text lacks 4 leaves; plates occas. trifle foxed, but generally fine.
= SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXV.
- Some rubbed spots near lower edge covers, otherwise fine.
= Manchoukuo (or Manchuria) was a puppet state, created by the Japanese in China in 1932 after the invasion. This volume shows many views and scenes of daily life on the streets and in the fields, according to the editors, "without the slightest tinge of political bias".
- Silk over spine and board edges partly worn away; joints weak; covers soiled.
- Corners sl. worn. Otherwise fine.
= Contains nice caricatures, mostly dealing with the interaction between Chinese people and Westerners. The Austrian artist Friedrich Schiff (1908-1968) lived and worked in Shanghai during the 1930s and part of the 1940s. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXVI.
- Lower corner frontcover bumped/ worn. Otherwise fine.
- Many plates strengthened on verso along outer margin (occas. also at inner margin and occas. closing tears). Bindings painted in matching blue colour; spine-ends and joints dam./ worn.
= Attractively illustrated. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXVI.
- All plates sl. foxed in margins of mount; one portrait plate lacks a small portion of lower blank corner of mount. Orig. green wr. frayed in margins; one vol. blue wrappers sl. dam. on spine.
= All three livraison wrappers have a contemp. manuscript dedication to/ name of Madame la Comtesse de Messey in black pencil or pen and ink in lower right corner (1x w. "Offert à Mme de Messey par Caroline", probably the author Caroline Tridon née Sattler). The plates show the portraits of Henry Count of Chambord and S.A.R. Mademoiselle (Louise Marie Thérèse d'Artois), 4 plates show the various rooms used by Henri and his sister, and the final two plates show Château de Brandeis and Château de Buschlieradt. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXVII.