2341 - 2618 FOREIGN HISTORY AND TOPOGRAPHY, TRAVELS
- Occas. sl. foxed; upper pastedown rubbed. Backstrip/ joints dam.
= Compiled over a 3-year period. Gell's views were made with a camera obscura and therefore are very precise.
- Occas. sl. foxed; hinges weak; sm. annots. on first free endpaper. Binding trifle sunned.
= Blackmer Sale 969; Abbey Travel 364; Atabey 687. First edition of this work on the discoveries in Nineveh and Babylon and the information provided by the deciphering of the numerous cuneiform inscriptions found there. Bonomi, J. Nineveh and its palaces. The discoveries of Botta and Layard applied to the elucidation of holy writ. Ibid., Office of the Illustrated London Library, (1852), XX,402p., woodengr. frontisp., map, num. ills., orig. giltlettered blindst. cl.
- Large library-stamp on first free endpaper. Spine-ends restored; spine sl. cracked; corners showing.
- Occas. a few foxed spots, contents otherwise fine. Rebacked w. use of contemp. backstrip; frontcover and spine partly sunned.
= Cf. Navari 1500.
Schuchardt, C. Schliemann's Ausgrabungen in Troja, Tiryus, Mykenae, Orchomenos, Ithaka und im Lichte der heutigen Wissenschaft. Leipsic, F.A. Brockhaus, 1891, XII,405,(3)p., steelengr. portr. (of 2), 7 (fold.) woodengr. maps and plans (1x col.), 14 plates, num. ills., contemp. hcl. w. printed title-ticket laid down.
- Lacks 1 portr.; occas. s few foxed spots.
AND: H. SCHLIEMANN, Briefe. Ed. E. Meyer (Berlin/ Leipsic, 1936, photogr. frontisp., orig. cl.).
- Both vols. bookplate on upper pastedown/ owner's entry on first blank. Spines sl. worn.
= Early French translation of Winckelmann's influential Geschichte der Kunst des Alterthums (first publ. Dresden, 1764-1767). Arntzen/ Rainwater H130: "An important book, sometimes called the first modern history of art. Now most useful for art historiography and for the study of all phases of the neoclassical movement (...)."
= Extensive run of this periodical, from 1934 onward (co-)edited by i.a. Pearl Buck.
- Sl. later manuscript annot. on first free endpaper; occas. trifle foxed. Joints trifle worn.
Ollone, H.J. Les Derniers Barbares. Chine, Tibet, Mongolie. Ibid., P. Lafitte & Cie, 1911, (4),VI,372,(1)p., photogr. frontisp. portrait, 4 fold. woodengr. maps, num. (photogr.) plates and ills., contemp. giltlettered hmor., 4to.
- First quires loose. Spine sunned.
- Vol.1 ex-library copy; renewed endpapers; both vols. occas. trifle foxed. Vol.2 upper joint weak; spine-ends rubbed.
= Vreemde landen en volken, vol. I & III. Tiele 834.
- Lacks 2 plates. Contents and binding fine.
- New endpapers; lacks 1 plate; frontisp. part 1 doubled and repaired w. tape on verso; dedic. and owner's entry on title-p. and verso frontisp.; 1 plate cut out and mounted on old paper; last 2 lvs. supplied in photocopy on old paper; occas. trifle. waterst. (first ±15 lvs. worse).
= Klaversma/ Hannema 1417 and 1420; Van Eeghen/ Van der Kellen no. 47, p.66; cf. Navari 1650: "(...) wichtige Reiseberichten entstanden, so vor allem diejenigen des Franzosen Jean de Thévenot (1664) (...)"; Navari 327; Gay 133 (other ed.); Hamilton 24: "Thévenot, who is said to have introduced coffee into France, endeavoured to provide information about the vegetation he encountered on his travels as well as about the antiquities he discovered and the peoples he met. He also discusses Islam and describes Mecca on the basis of an account given him by a Muslim"; Tobler p.106: "Eine Ausgabe in Paris 1664 ist nicht gehörig verbürgt"; Biographie nouvelle XIX, p.145; Arents 397 and Cox II, p. 214-215 (and p. 278) and National Maritime Museum, Voyages & Travel, 481 listing the English translation published in 1687.
- Sl. yellowed/ browned. Frontcover and first quire loose(ning); backstrip partly worn away.
AND 2 others: A. VON SCHWEIGER-LERCHENFELD, Het Oosten (Rott., 1884, plates, ills., orig. cl.) and IDEM, Die Frauen des Orients in der Geschichte, in der Dichtung und im Leben (Vienna/ Leipsic, 1904, (col.) plates, ills., orig. hmor., 4to).
- Covers scratched and wrinkled; rebacked w. use of orig. backstrip. = Espenhorst 4.1.b.
= Rare deluxe set. One of 10 copies bound in vellum, of which 5 lettered copies for sale. This is copy "C". Facs. reprint of the ed. Amst., 1663.
- Spine chafed. = Several (small) maps from other atlases mounted or loosely inserted.
AND 2 other editions of the same atlas (both w. defects).
- Fine, clean copy.
- Upper hinge weak; lvs. yellowed; first quire loosening; occas. sl. foxed. Spine-ends dam.; upper joint splitting at foot; joints and extremities sl. worn.
Stieler, A. (Hand-atlas). Gotha, J. Perthes, 1857, 7th ed., (4),26p., 29 engr. double-p. maps w. handcol. borders, contemp. hcalf, folio.
- Lacks the title-p and probabl 14 or 33 maps.; yellowed; one map. w. large tear in outer margin; one map w. tear on fold; one map w. sm. hole. Spine-ends dam.; spine chafed; worn along extremities.
= Probably a stripped copy whichhas been rebound. The index calls for 52 plates, although above every map is stated: "Ausg. in 63 bl.". The foreword is dated 1857, 7th ed. and all maps are dated "1857". Espenhorst does not give an ed. of 1857 of the "Hand-atlas" with 52 of 62 maps.
- Lacks title-p.; some foxing. Upper joint splitting; covers sl. worn along extremities.
- Joints rubbed; upper joint splitting at spine-ends; top of spine sl. dam.
= Espenhorst, p.83-84. Nice Art Nouveau binding ("prachtausgabe").
= Espenhorst 2.1.7.
- Most maps (sl.) foxed; middle fold of map of Europe split at bottom, running into image. Backstrip partly lacking; covers heavily rubbed.
= Nice atlas. Some maps w. lithogr. "IIe druk", "derde druk"/ "IIIe druk" or "IVe druk". Cf. Koeman II, Wijk 2 (undated ed. ±1851). Very rare, no copies in NCC.