2341 - 2618 FOREIGN HISTORY AND TOPOGRAPHY, TRAVELS
- Title-p. remargined and strengthened; map w. tear; sl. yellowed and w. a few foxed spots. Spine-end trifle rubbed and sl. worn along extremities.
= Gay 2321; Kainbacher I, p.66 ("Selten"); Hilmy I, p.301; Henze II, 577f. "(...) seine in diesem Buch beschriebene Reise nach den Quellarmen des Gazellenflusses bis zu den westlichen Grenzen des obern Nilgebietes gehört auch als Entdeckungszug zu seinen glänzendsten Leistungen. Sein Hauptverdienste aber besteht in der fachmässigen, trotz aller Leiden ausdauernden, redlichen Arbeit, die nicht nur die Karte der Nilländer bedeutend vervollständigt, sondern das ganze Gebiet des Gazellenflusses, das wohl schon von mehreren Europäern bereist, aber nicht erforscht war, zum ersten Male wissenschaftlich beleuchtet hat." (p.VII from the introd.).
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= The first American edition. Henze II, p.700; Hilmy p.329; Howgego J3; Cf. Kainbacher I, p.72. "English big-game hunter and explorer (1851-90) (...) In 1877-78 he ascended the Nile to Wadi Halfa, explored and hunted in Sudan, and crossed the Baiyuda Desert between Dongola and Berber. He then visited the East Indies but returned to Sudan to hunt in Basé (= Basa) country, on the north-western borders of Ethiopia, which he was one of the first Europeans to see. (...) In 1890 he turned his attention to West Africa and ascended the Niger. He died (...) after being mauled by an elephant he had wounded." (Howgego).
- Neat tear in inner margin of fold. map; libr. stamp on verso of title and on list of contents. Wrappers sl. chipped.
= With AUTOGRAPH SIGNED DEDICATION on frontwr.: "A monsr le Dr [...?] offert par l'auteur [signed]". This is the rare separate publication of the preface written by Jomard to Mohammed El-Tounsi's Voyage au Darfour, also publ. in Paris in 1845. Gay 2705 (referring to Mohammed El-Tounsi's Voyage au Darfour); Hilmy I, p.335 (w. sl. different title).
AND an incomplete copy of: M. IBN 'UMA Al-TUNISI, Voyage au Darfour. French transl. Dr. Perron (Paris, 1845, 1st ed., contemp. giltlettered hcl. Lacks the maps/ plates; some textpages dam./ worn).
- Bookplate and old owner's entry on first endpaper; sm. stamp on title-p.; sl. foxed/ yellowed. Binding worn along extremities.= Howgego III, V6.
- Schoolprize tipped in on upper pastedown of both vols. Backstrips sl. faded. Fine and attractive copy.
= Mendelssohn I, p.450 (on the first vol.): "In the year 1876 the Catholic College of St. Aidan resolved to found a mission in the regions to the north of the River Limpopo in the countries of the Matabeles and the Barotses (...). Interesting description of the adventures of the expedition, the reception of the Jesuit missionaries by Lobengula, and of the life of the missionaries in Matabeleland, the work being one of the earliest written upon the modern history of the country (...)"'; (on the second vol.): "(...) The volume contains a large amount of information respecting the state of these countries [of the Umzila, the Batongas and the Barotses] at this period, and the life of the missionaries (...)."
- Unopened copy. Outer margin frontcover sl. worn. = Sabin 20596.
Lucas, H.S. Netherlanders in America. Dutch immigration to the United States and Canada, 1789-1950. Ann Arbor/ London, University of Michigan Press/ Oxford University Press, 1955, XIX,(3),744p., orig. giltlettered cl. w. dustwr., 4to.
- Dustwr. dam. = From the library of I. Snapper with his bookplate on upper pastedown.
AND 3 others: T. DEWITT, A discourse delivered in the North reformed Dutch church in the city of New York on the last sabbath in August, 1856 (New York, 1857, engr. frontisp., title-vignette, 8 plates, contemp. cl. Contents loose; foxed. Binding (heavily) dam.); S. HART, The prehistory of the new Netherland company (Amst., 1959, orig. wr.).
- Lacks 1 plate; 2 plates cut out and laid down; sl. foxed throughout; 2 lvs. loosening.
= Rare. Howes D476; Sabin 20868. The first work on Indian biography, containing an extensive index to the names of Indians, which unlocks a wealth of biographical information.
- A few lvs. w. some offsetting. Spine repaired w. tape. = Sabin 32520.
AND 8 others, i.a. J. VAN 'T LINDENHOUT, Zes weken tusschen de wielen of de Hollanders in Amerika (Nijm., n.d. (1887), 3rd ed., lithogr. frontisp. and 12 plates, orig. blindst. cl. a.e.g.); C.V. GERRITSEN and A.H. JACOBS, Brieven uit en over Amerika (Amst., 1906, photographic frontisp., orig. giltlettered cl.); J.B. RIETSTAP, Amerika. De jongste zee- en landreizen in dat werelddeel, aan het volk herhaald (Leyden, n.d. (±1880), col. lithogr. frontisp., contemp. gilt cl. Sl. foxed); C.J. WIJNAENDTS FRANCKEN, Door Amerika. Reisschetsen, indrukken en studiën (Haarlem, 1892, double-p. lithogr. map, orig. wr.); H. DE VRIES, Naar Californië. Reisherinneringen (ibid., 1905, photogr. plates, orig. cl. Sl. foxed).
- Upper hinge broken; first free endpaper loose; first quire loosening; last ±100 lvs. sl. waterst. at inner margin. Top of spine dam.; foot of spine chipped.
AND 7 others: G. WASHINGTON, Letters. Ed. F.S. Peck (n.pl., 1927, orig. giltlettered cl. A few lvs. loosening); IDEM, Monuments of Washington's patriotism: containing a fac-simile of his public accounts, kept during the revolutionary war (...). Ed. W. Jackson (Washington, 1841, lithogr. frontisp. portrait, 6 plates and 36 facs. lvs., contemp. gilt clothbacked boards, folio. Waterst.); N.W. STEPHENSON and W.H. DUNN (New York/ London/ Toronto, 1940, frontisp., giltlettered cl.); W. IRVING, History of the American Revolution. The student's life of Washington (New York, 1870, steel-engr. plates, contemp. gilt hcalf); M. CUNLIFFE, George Washinton. Man and Monument (Boston/ Toronto, 1958, frontisp., orig. cl. w. (sl. frayed) dustwr.).
- Trifle/ sl. foxed; some lvs. unopened. All vols. w. joints split/ worn and top of spines chipped; spines sl. worn and w. a few stains.
= From the library of G.E. Maunsell, with his bookplate on upper pastedown of all vols. and his owner's entry on the title-p. of the first vol. The first English edition. Sabin 44788; Howes M317. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXIV.
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= From the library of the Frisian politician J. Dirks, who was also interested in Norse history, w. three loosely inserted manuscript notes and annots. by J. Driks on first free endpaper on this work. Sabin 67485.
- Dedication in pen (by commission member Kenneth C. Grant, dated 1912) on first free endpaper; lower hinge sl. weak. Binding sl. stained. Otherwise fine.
= This edition not in Sabin.
- Pages 19/20 dam. in right margin (w. loss of text); foxed/ sl. browned; owner's entry on first blank and verso last free endpaper. Top of spine sl. dam.; rubbed along extremities. Sold w.a.f.
= Sabin 83640; Howes S-644: "One of the few contemporary narratives relating to the Miranda Expedition". Moses Smith was a native of Huntington, where he was born in 1785. General Francesco Miranda had enjoyed a succesful military career before he decided to attempt to revolutionize South America. The crusade turned out to be a disaster, those who escaped and rescued their lives seemed to be the lucky ones. Smith and two comrades eventually escaped from a prison in Carthagena and were rescued at sea. The first edition was published in Brooklyn, 1812.
- Lacks the frontisp. portrait; untrimmed copy; one leaf w. sm. inkstain. Spines and joints worn/ dam.
= Rare. Sabin 105682a; Howes W726; Clark I: 329.
- Text and plates occas. sl. foxed. Bindings a few rubbed spots/ sl. scratched.
AND 2 others, i.a. T. ROSE, (Vues pittoresques des comtés de Westmorland, Cumberland, Durham, et Northumberland. French ed. J.F. Gerard) (London, 1832, 1 vol. (of 3), steelengr. title-p., 72 views by T. ALLOM on 36 plates, contemp. hcl., 4to. Foxed; backstrip loose).
- Most plates and surrounding lvs. foxed.
= Contains: L.R. KOOLEMANS BEYNEN, Reis der Pandora in den zomer van 1875./ (...) in den zomer van 1876 and A. DE BRUIJNE a.o., De verslagen omtrent den tocht met de Willem Barents naar en in de IJszee, in den zomer van 1878./ (...) in den zomer van 1879. Not in Holland; Howgego 1850-1940, K16. The Dutch navy officer L.R. Koolemans Beijnen accompanied the Franklin search expedition on the Pandora under Allen William Young in 1875 and in 1876 he was on board of the same vessel to support the George Nare's expedition. "Acting on Koolemans-Beijnen's recommandations the Dutch navy decided that the first expeditions should be summer reconnaisance voyages conducted on a small scale. For this purpose a 79-ton sailing schooner was built (...) named the Willem Barents and launched in April 1878 (...) under command of lieutenant Antonius de Bruyne with Koolemans-Beijnen as second-in-command. Under the auspices of the Comité voor de IJszee-vaart, her instructions were to examine the ice in the Barents Sea and around Spitsbergen, taking deep-sea soundings and collecting natural history specimens. She was also to erect memorials to early Dutch polar explorers at a number of designated locations (...). (Howgego).
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= Arctic Bibliography 14866; Sabin 73381; Chavanne 1450; Henze IV, p.668ff (on James Clark Ross) and p.677ff (on John Ross); Nissen, ZBI 3481. "Narrative and scientific results of expedition to Boothia Peninsula in the Victory, and return by sledge, boat and the Isabella. Expedition was financed by Felix Booth and led by Sir John Ross, with his nephew James C. Ross, second in command and head naturalist." (Arctic Bibliography). Cat. Nat. Maritime Mus. 850: "As a result of the failure of his voyage in 1818, the Admiralty refused to support Ross in a second attempt. It was not until 1829 that the assistance of Felix Booth, the Sheriff of London, enabled him to set out in the small paddle-steamer Victory, with his nephew, James Clark Ross, as second-in-command. The expedition survived four winters beset in the Arctic, during which James Clark Ross discovered the northern magnetic pole on May 31, 1831. John Ross was knighted on the expedition's return." SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXIV.
- Occas. sl. foxed, contents otherwise fine. Spine-ends sl. worn; spine trifle creased.
- Usual foxing. Corners rubbed. = Vicaire I, p.923.
AND: P. ROQUE, Topographie d'Athènes d'après le colonel Leake (Paris, 1869, woodengr. map and plates, contemp. gilt hmor. Tipped-in price on first free endpaper. Spine-ends worn).