2238 - 2489 FOREIGN HISTORY AND TOPOGRAPHY, TRAVELS
- Sl. waterst.; last quires loose(ning); yellowed. Backcover loose(ning); backstrip worn; boards worn and stained/ fingersoiled.
= Cat. des Russica 522. Rare first Dutch edition of Leidenfrost's Abriss einer Lebens- und Regentengeschichte Alexanders I (...) (Ilmenau, 1826).
- Some usual foxing. Dam. spot/ dent in frontcover (±4x3 cm.); spine sl. sunned.
= Cat. (...) des Russica S86; Vicaire VII, p.24; Lipperheide Kaa 59 (calling for only 19 plates); Sander 604.
- Without the atlas vol. (containing a map and 14 plates); partly waterst.; vol. 2 inner margin sl. wormholed at the beginning. Bindings sl. rubbed.
= Cat. (...) des Russica 1306; Howgego B96. Joseph Bilings was an English seaman and explorer in Russian naval service. In 1785 he was appointed to lead an expedition with the objective of filling the gap in the maps left by the Great Northern Expedition of Vitus Bering. Martin Sauer was the expedition's historian and secretary.
- Small stamp on title-p. Spine-ends trifle worn.
- Bookplate on upper pastedown. Spine sl. faded. = Good copy in a nice binding.
- Sm. owner's entry on first free endpaper. A fine copy.
- Minor imperfections, a fine copy.
= Kainbacher 253,7; Holzmann-Bohatta VII, 832. On the bayside town of Ramleh, near Alexandria, Egypt.
AND 1 other: A.F. ZU MECKLENBURG, Ins Innerste Afrika (Leipsic, 1909, loosely inserted fold. map, plates, ills., orig. pict. cl. Map torn).
- Sm. owner's entry on title-p. Covers loose.
- Owner's entry on title-p.; lacks free endpapers. Binding trifle stained; spine-ends rubbed.
- Both vols. w. two sm. bookplates on upper pastedown; vol. 1 w. manuscript annot. on htitle.
= The first French edition, published in the same year as the first (English) edition (cf. Mendelssohn I, p.87). Gay 2996; Henze I, p.173f; Aboussouan 65; cf. Kainbacher I, p.16 (German).
- Contents trifle spotted; old owner's entry on htitle. Rebacked w. vellum; hinges strengthened.
= Also contains travels to Ireland and Norway. Cat. NHSM I, p.123 (and cf. p.120 for the orig. ed. 1802-1803); cf. Tiele 557 (orig. ed.).
- Some occas. sl. foxing; first title-p., first textleaf and contents leaf restored in (outer) blank margin(s). Rebacked.
= Not in the usual reference works.
- Atlas vol. only. Lacks map no.16, 44 and 45; title-p. creased. Foot of spine dam.; frontcover stained; binding worn along extremities.
= Contains maps after i.a. Hondius, De Laet, W. Blaeu, Jansson, N. Visscher, Storm van 's Gravesande, Hartsinck, Delisle, Popper and Schomburgk.
- Spines sl. worn.
= Rare contemp. periodical on the Spanish Civil War. Comprises vol. 3, 5, 8-10 and 12.
= Two half-length portraits, one showing General Charles George Gordon (1833-1885) in civilian clothes seated and one showing him standing while reading a newspaper. Rare.
- Lacks plate no. 15; all lvs. sl. browned; most plates trifle/ sl. soiled; 1 plate cut short; 1 leaf w. sm. hole; 1 leaf w. repaired tear in lower blank margin. Top of spine sl. sunned.
= Van Doorne/ Van Kempen 2487; Rouffaer/ Muller I, p.632; not in Sabin. Rare account by an ex-civil servant who did not agree with the Dutch policy concerning Surinam, which got him into trouble with the authorities. The plates were used earlier for P.J. Benoit, Voyage à Surinam (1839)/ Scènes de la vie Américaine, description de la Guyane Hollandaise (1858).
- Endpapers trifle browned. A few sm. brown stains on frontcover.
AND 1 other ed. of the same (Zürich, Ring Verlag, 1936).
- Sl. foxed throughout, but plates and panoramas fine. Bindings sl. rubbed.
= SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXV.
- Contemp. dedication on first free endpaper; (sl.) foxed. Upper joint split at top; lower joint sl. rubbed.
- Both vols. bookplate on upper pastedown; trifle foxed.