2238 - 2489 FOREIGN HISTORY AND TOPOGRAPHY, TRAVELS
- Text vol. 2 and 3 and the atlas vol. only. Text vols: occas. sl. foxed/ waterst.; a few lvs. loosening. Atlas vol: lacks 1 map; one plate w. sm. inkstain; map browned on fold and dam. spot in lower blank margin; plates occas. sl. (finger)soiled. Edges boards showing; spine-ends dam.
= Tiele 310; cf. Blackmer 471; Gay 1998; Henze II, p.50; Atabey 338 (ed. London, 1807); De Meulenaere p.62-64. "Französischer Graveur, machte Napoleons Expedition nach Ägypten, 1798-99, mit. Im Schutz der französischen Armee durchzog er das Land. (...) Sein Reisewerk erschien 1802, die "erste wichtige Frucht der Aegyptischen Expedition". Es ist in Tagebuchform gehalten, ausgezeichnet durch lebendige, ja briliante Darstellung. In den Mittelpunkt der Betrachtung rücken immer wieder die Altertümer des Landes, war doch der Zweck seiner Reise, wie er selbst bemerkt, die Untersuchung der Denkmäler gewesen. Doch das Land selbst und seine Bewohner kommen nicht zu kurz." (Henze). "Denon's work has been justly praised. As a member of the Commission des Sciences et Arts which accompanied Napoleon's expedition to Egypt, he remained in Egypt for thirteen months, working continuously to record the Egyptian monuments. He was the first to reveal the richness of Egyptian art to Europe." (Atabey).
- Vol. 1 lacks frontisp.; vol. 1 and 2 lack htitle; new endpapers. Plates occas. (sl.) foxed/ sl. waterstained.
= First and apparently only edition. Blackmer Sale 1070; Gay 2276; Blackmer 1754: "Vyse visited Egypt in 1835 and became interested in the excavations at Gizeh being carried out by Caviglia. He began to take part in the work, though at an early stage he disassociated himself from Caviglia. (...) The first part of the book describes a journey to Upper Egypt made in November 1836. The interesting appendix in vol. II contains exerpts from the works of travellers to Egypt and forms a curious sort of bibliography." "'His researches and those of Perring were of great importance in elucidating the early history of Egypt.'" (Blackmer Sale citing Dictionary of National Biography).
- As often lacks the plan of Cairo; preliminary leaves loose; otherwise a very good copy, from the library of Sir Robert Shafto Adair, with his bookplate. Occas. sl. browned.
= Atabey 1340: "This is the basic contemporary source for the British campaign against Napoleon's army in Egypt. Wilson took part in many of the Napoleonic campaigns, and he later served as governor of Gibraltar." De Meulenaere p.200 (French transl. 1803): "Mais, malgré l'importance de sa narration, il faut signaler que l'auteur anglais affiche au cours de tout son ouvrage un parti-pris, voire une hostilité manifeste à l'égard des Français. (...) gallophobie aiguë".
- Maps sl. foxed. Corners sl. rubbed. Otherwise fine.
- Horizontal fold; sm. stain in text; trifle frayed.
= Dutch broadside on the French cause célèbre of the conviction and execution of the Toulouse merchant Jean Calas in 1761/62. His son was found strangled in the family home. The suspicion fell on the father, because of the religious tensions within the family, the family hugenots and the son converted to catholicism. Jean Calas was found guilty and was executed after being tortured. The second son met, while in exile, Voltaire and convinced him of the innocence of his father. In order to acquit the father, Voltaire wrote a pamphlet on the case. The case was reopened and after investigation, Jean Calas was posthumously rehabilitated.
- Folded and sl. foxed.
Assignat de dix mille francs. Créé le 18 Nivôse l'an 3eme de le République. Two assignats of 10.000 francs, ibid., 1794, series 1716 and 2050, both w. double blindstamp. (sl. foxed). - AND ±100 similar "assignats de cinq livres", 2x "quinze sols" and one of "cinquante sols".
- First free endpaper sl. dam. Spine restored w. use of orig. backstrip.
- Extensive contemp. annots. in pen and ink; owners entry on title ("Patrice Seguin").
= Camus p.164: "Il y a eu trois éditions officielles du Code civil, in-4o, in-8o et in-32o (...)". Our copy published by I'Imprimerie de la République, in-8o.
- All vols. w. printed ticket on upper pastedown; contents fine. All vols. joints and extremities worn; spine and covers sl. chafed.
- Owner's stamp on htitle. Spine-ends trifle worn. A fine copy.
- Occas. faint waterstain in blank margin (sometimes affecting image/ text); occas. (sl.) foxed. Binding sl. worn along extremities.
= Rare complete set. Second vol.: "Overdruk, op groot formaat, van "Het vermoorde Parijs", door Gerard Keller, ten behoeve der inteekenaren op "De Reuzenstrijd".
- Bookblocks sl. warped.
- Both vols. upper joint starting/ splitting; spine-ends chipped; backstrips cracked; corners showing. Otherwise fine copies.
- Hinges weak. Binding rubbed/ worn.
= Nice chromolithographed work, homage to Queen Hortense, the mother of Napoleon III.
- Lacks 1 plate; bookblock loose; free endpapers folded/ dam.; occas. trifle yellowed. Lacking backstrip; covers soiled and sl. dam. along extremities.
= Lipperheide Qk 58. Fine and lively views of the great sieges, battles and victories fought/ won by Napoléon I, i.a. at Roveredo, Naples, Cairo, Héliopolis, Ulm, Austerlitz, Jena, Danzig, Madrid, Wagram, Moscow and Dresden.
- Lacks the last text-leaf and free endpaper; sl. foxed/ yellowed. Upper joint split; lower joint split at top; spine-ends chipped.
= Rare early edition w. attractive views of Paris.
- Contents not entirely corresponding with index and a few certificates lacking; some occasional foxing.
= Contains certificates from i.a. Austria-Hungary, Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Greece, Japan, Monaco, Montenegro, The Netherlands, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Tunisia and Turkey. Camillo Pavarini was secretary of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
- All vols. first few lvs. lower corner restored; some foxing; new endpapers. Metal coats of arms removed from frontcovers; bindings w. some rubbed/ worn spots.
= The Military Order of Maria Theresa was the highest military decoration in the Austro-Hungarian empire from 1757 to 1918. Rare.
- Without the 4 portraits; all vols. bookplate on upper pastedowns; title and a few lvs. loose(ning). Rebacked; bindings worn along extremities.
= Lowndes p.1690. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXII.
= Vol. 25 of the series J. Siebmacher's grosses Wappenbuch. Facs. reprint of the ed. Nürnberg 1898.
AND vol. 28 of the same series: IDEM, Die Wappen des Adels in Salzburg Steiermark und Tirol (ibid., 1979, plates, orig. gilt cl., 4to).