2238 - 2489 FOREIGN HISTORY AND TOPOGRAPHY, TRAVELS
- Without the map of Abyssinia. Occas. sl. foxed. Bindings rubbed.
= Cf. Gay 44 (French eds.); Kainbacher I, p.154 (German eds.).
- Occas. trifle foxed; one map w. sm. tear along fold. Fine set. = Kainbacher I, p.33; Henze I, p.520.
- All vols. (sl.) foxed; a few waterstains. Bindings sl. rubbed.
= Nice plates w. views or folk costumes.
- Lacks the map of southern Africa (vol.5); vol.1 upper hinge broken and previous owner's entry on first free endpaper; 1 plate large tear repaired; occas. waterst., mainly in margins. Bindings sl. worn at extremities.
= Tiele 659 (erroneously calls for 6 vols.); cf. Mendelssohn I, p.889; cf. Gay 3118. Cox I, p.389: " (...) interesting as an account of South Africa at a time when comparatively little was known regarding its natural history and the Dutch settlers". Henze III, p.228: "Seine Werke fesselte durch lebhafte, flüssige Diktion und mußten Gemüter mächtig ansprechen, in denen noch Rousseausche Ideen nachklangen. Kein Reise-schriftsteller über Süd-Afrika hat größere Beachtung in west. Ausland gefunden als er."
- Bookblock unobtrusively broken. Both joints starting; foot of spine chipped; spine w. a few dam. spots. Fine copy despite minor defects.
= Sabin 65404: "(...) Mainly a reprint of the Paris edition (...)"; Cox I, p.32; Nat. Maritime Mus. I, p.37; NHSM p.108.
- Owner's entries on first free endpaper and title-p.; bookplate on upper pastedown. sl. yellowed. Spine sl. rubbed and w. sm. hole.
= Sabin 71738. Very popular work in its time, considering the many editions appeared since the first edition of 1818.
- Sm. ticket on upper pastedown vol. 2; largest map w. some tears on folds. Corners and spine-ends trifle rubbed. Fine copy.
= Kainbacher I, p.133.
- Hinges strengthened; new endpapers.
= Dutch engineer and explorer Daniël Veth (1850-1885) died of fever and dysentery on an expedition in Angola. This work was compiled by his father, professor Pieter Jan Veth, in his memory. Rare.
- Contents foxed. Spine sl. sunned. = Sabin 9520.
Robin, C.C. Reisen nach dem Innern von Louisiana, dem westlichen Florida, und auf die Inseln Martinique und St. Dominigo. In den Jahren 1802,1803,1804,1805 und 1806. Berlin, Kunst- und Industrie-Comptoir, 1808, 2 (of 3) parts in 1 vol., 1st Germand ed., (4),IV,212; XII[=X],265,(1)p., contemp. hcalf w. letterpiece.
- Lacks the third vol printed in 1809.; foxed. Letterpiece partly worn off.
= Sabin 72040; Howes R362.
- Lacks all maps, all but one plates/ views and all but one portraits. Frontisp. doubled, title and first 2 lvs. repaired in fore-edge margin; one leaf lacks portion from upper margin w. loss of text; 1 leaf lacks blank corner; 1 leaf w. large repaired tear (in ill.); occas. sl. soiled/ waterstained; index lvs. badly waterstained and lacking lower half of 1 index leaf supplied in photostat. Rebacked; new endpapers. Sold w.a.f.
= Tiele 763; Sabin 50086; Howes M733; Church 613; Alden/ Landis III, p.302; Borba de Moraes 586; Asher 14: "The description of New Netherland contained in Montanus does not pretend to be an original work; but whether is has been in part borrowed from books no longer to be found (...), or whether the author has consulted M.S. authorities, - there are some among the things that he mentions for which he is the first, if not the only source."
- Contents good; sm. hole and restored tear in map; endpaper sl. browned along margins. Upper joint splitting at spine-ends; lower joint splitting at top of spine; edges sl. worn.
= Tiele 39; Sabin 1407; Lauridsen II, 48; Cat. NHSM p.301 (German ed. only); Ingalls 446: "First published in 1746, Anderson's detailed account of the arctic regions was immediately accepted and highly regarded". The very rare first Dutch edition. Contains i.a. an account of whaling and a Danish-Dutch-Greenlandish vocabulary and grammar. The description of Davis Street makes this book also an important Americanum. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXX.
- First few lvs. of both vols. foxed. Spine(-end)s dam.; 2nd vol. covers worn along extremities.
= E.K. Kane (1820-1857), a doctor and natural historian, one of the most important Arctic researchers of his time. Henze III, p.11; Lauridsen I, 160; Ricks p.134; Chavanne 4924; Holland 1853-55; Arctic Bibliography 8373; Sabin 37001; Cat. NSHM p.307.
- Occas. sl. foxed; library-stamp on title-p. Without the appendix vol.
= 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."
- Lacks htitle (w. series title "Naturwissenschaftliche Abhandlungen 1"). Spine-ends and corners (sl.) worn.
= Chavanne 223.
- Occas. sl. foxed, contents otherwise fine. Spine-ends sl. worn; spine trifle creased.
- 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.
- Lacks 3 plates (no. 4, 37 and 39); 1 double-p. plate torn in two along fold; most plates (sl.) frayed/ chipped along margins and rather brittle; title foxed and sl. waterst.; text booklet contents loose and lacks backwr.; frontwr. dam./ torn.
= Rare. A sumptuous work in which for the first time Greek ceramics were depicted life size in very decorative prints. Albert Genick (1836-1906), German architect and later artist who resided in Rome after his retirement, was especially known for his watercolours with Roman and Greek antiquity as subject. Adolf Furtwängler (1853-1907) was a German archaeologist who specialized in Greek ceramics and sculpture. His main achievement was the dating and attributing of Greek ceramics, which also proved to be helpful in dating layers on excavation sites. His work Meisterwerke der griechischen Plastik (1893) is still considered a standardwork on antique Greek art. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXI.
= Erratic pagination but complete. Cuneiform inscription with Latin translations.
- All vols. w. owner's entry on title-p.; vol. 1 w. contemp. manuscript on verso last text-p.; map w. repaired tear; sl. yellowed. Spines dried and sl. scratched; top of spine of vol. 1 and 2 dam., vol. 4 chipped.
= Extensive run of this periodical, from 1934 onward (co-)edited by i.a. Pearl Buck.