2341 - 2618 FOREIGN HISTORY AND TOPOGRAPHY, TRAVELS
- All lvs. loose; title-p. sl. frayed along edges. Sm. rubbed spot on frontcover.
= Exceptionally fine publication, entirely printed in gold on porcelain paper leaves, recto with 1 to 6 circular photographs (Ø 0,8-7,3 cm.), lithographed text on verso, all leaves protected by flimsies. Very rare and well-preserved.
- Folded; frayed/ chipped and sl. brittle.
= Ultimatum directed to the insurgents of the Paris Commune who had entrenched themselves at Fort d'Issy under command of Louis Rossel. The Communards are ordered to surrender unconditionally or the fort would be taken by the French national army.
Commune de Paris. Réponse. Broadside, 42x55 cm., letterpress text, dated "Paris, 1 mai 1871", signed "Votre dévoué Camarade, Rossel".
- Folded; large closed tear; sl. brittle.
= The Communards' response: "Mon cher Camarade, La prochaine fois que vous vous permettrez de nous envoyer une sommation aussi insolente que votre lettre autographe d'hier, je ferai fusiller votre parlementaire, conformément aux usages de la guerre."
AND 1 other broadside, not related (doubled w. later paper).
- All vols. owner's stamp on title-p.
AND 2 others in 3 vols.: A.A. VORSTERMAN VAN OIJEN, Het vorstenhuis van Waldeck en Pyrmont (Utr., 1879, lithogr. title, facs. autographs, contemp. cl., folio) and a genealogical work in 2 vols. on the BORSBOOM-BOOM family.
- Sl. yellowed. Joints split. = Including the rare second part.
- Sl. yellowed. Bindings sl. worn along extremities; vol. 2 frontcover loose, spine cracked and foot of spine dam.
= Vol. 1 "Etwas von Stammtafelen und vollständige Sammlung aller im Gülisch-ritterbürtigen Collegio vorh. aufgeschwornen ritterbürtigen Familien-Wapen"; vol. 2 "Vollständige Sammlung der im Kurkölnisch-ritterbürtigen Collegio zu Bonn und im Westphälisch-ritterbürtigen Collegio zu Arensberg aufgeschwornen vorhandenen Familien-Wapen".
- Partly foxed; old owner's entry on upper pastedown. Binding trifle soiled and sl. rubbed at extremities.
- Partly sl. foxed (flimsies esp. foxed). Worn spot in upper left corner of frontcover; margins of covers sl. fingersoiled; top of spine worn and corners rubbed.
- Foxed/ occas. sl. browned. Binding sl. worn; upper hinge splitting and w. dam. spot.
= The first of 3 vols. Opera, complete in itself. Graesse VI, p.296.
- Partly sl. foxed. Vague waterstain on frontcover.
- Occas. (sl.) foxed. Covers soiled/ sl. stained; spine-ends worn.
= Schmitt 116. Nice, delicate views.
- Errata slip loose; occas. trifle foxed/ browned.
= Rare. Ferguson III, 3606 (same pagination); cf. Hill 713, listing the third edition published in 1839: "In May, 1820, he [Goodridge] joined a sealing expedition aboard the Princess of Wales. They touched at Madeira, the Canary Islands, the Cape Verde Islands, and the Crozet Islands, upon one of which the ship was wrecked. The survivors lived on sea elephants, penguins, and sea birds, and endeavoured to build a boat, in hopes of finding a rescue vessel. Before the boat was finished, the American ship Philo touched the island and rescued them. After an altercation with the captain, most of the shipwrecked crew asked to be put on shore on St. Paul Island. They were picked up again nearly three months later and taken to Tasmania, where Goodridge lived for many years. The addenda contain further materials on Tasmania." The plates show "The author in his seal skin dress", "Killing the sea elephant" and "Sea elephant seal".
- Sl. browned almost throughout. Lettering in pen and ink on spines faded away.
- Vol. I approx. 200p. dam. at top inner margin (dents and tear just touching the text) and repaired w. sellotape; occas. sl. foxed. Vol. I top of spine dam.; vol. II top of spine sl. worn. Sold w.a.f.
= Nice portraits. Apparently 2 more vols. were published, but the two vols. complete in itself.
- Paper over covers rubbed/ worn. Otherwise fine.
- Some foxing (especially the plates); a few plates waterst.; engr. bookplate on upper pastedown. Joints sl. rubbed.
= Cohen/ De Ricci 960.
- A few marks in pen in blank margin of p.192 and p.195-200; part of one fold of fold. plan neatly split; occas. trifle foxed. Backstrip and corners sl. worn. Nevertheless a fine copy.
- Fine set.
- Endpapers sl. foxed.
- Vol. 1 bookblock broken and last 2 lvs. loosening; vol. 2 upper hinge holding strong on cords, lower hinge broken, contents otherwise fine. Vol. 1 foot of spine dam.; both vols. spine-ends trifle worn.
= Contains nice maps of all the continents, including one world map.
AND: J.E. FABRI, Handboek der Aardrijkskunde, ten dienste van alle voorstanders dier wetenschap (...) (Haarlem, 1807, 2 vols., 3 (of 8) fold. engr. maps, modern unif. hmor. Lacks 5 maps incl. the worldmap).