2344 - 2466 FOREIGN HISTORY AND TOPOGRAPHY, TRAVELS
- Lacks 2 plates; one map w. large repaired tear; bookblock splitting. Spine-ends and corners sl. worn.
= Kainbacher I, p.15; Howgego B10. Account of Samuel Baker's exploration of the source of the Nile, which led to the discovery of Lake Albert in 1863. The expedition was full of hardship. "A mutiny had to be quelled, the baggage animals died, forcing the Bakers to ride oxen, and food supplies dwindled, reducing them to eating grass. Fever often laid them low for weeks on end, their guides deceived them and hippopotami overturned their boats" (Howgego).
- Bookblock loose. Binding sl. stained.
= Account of the African hunting exploits by Romanian aristocrats and explorers Nicolas Ghika and his father Dimitrie. With AUTOGRAPH SIGNED DEDICATION on htitle.
AND 3 others, i.a. R. SLATIN PASCHA, Feuer und Schwert im Sudan (Leipsic, 1906, fold. maps, plates, orig. pict. cl.) and H. NORDEN, Le dernier Empire Africain en Abyssinie (Paris, 1930, plates, orig. wr.).
- Without vols. 4 and 5. Board edges vol. 2 sl. dented.
= 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".
- The lithographed plates (sl.) foxed; contemp. owner's entry on portrait. Otherwise a fine copy.
= Abbey Travel, 347; Mendelssohn I, p.908-910; Henze III, p.270; Gay 3034; cf. Kainbacher p.87. PMM 341: "Livingstone's services to African geography during thirty years are almost unequalled (...). He made three great expeditions; in 1853-56 (described in this book), 1858-64 and 1865-73, of which the first and third are the most important. During these years he explored vast regions of central Africa, many of which had never been seen by white men before."
= Les Villes d'Art célèbres.
- Spine-ends sl. worn. Otherwise fine.
= Stanley's account of his 4th and last African expedition all the way from the East Coast to Egypt. The original English edition was published in 1890. The third part comprises Arthur Jephson's account of the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition.
- A few leaves foxed. Fine copy.
= Not in the usual reference works. Probably a unique deluxe copy with AUTOGRAPH SIGNED DEDICATION on htitle: "A mon cher pere monsieur le Docteur Goncet Témoignage de reconnaissance et d'affection Le Capitaine Szymansky", with 3 mounted albumen prints. Luxuriously bound by E. MAGNIN (Lyon) in darkblue crushed morocco w. triple gilt fillet lines around borders of both covers, richly gilt inside dentelles, richly gilt spine, a.e.g. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCIII.
- Lacks plate 32 which was apparently never bound in; two plates misbound; some lvs. loosening; some plates sl. chipped in fore-edge margin. Spine-ends worn/ sl. dam.; corners showing.
= Private reprint of the ed. 1841 (w. sl. different title). Howes C241; Sabin 11536.
- Text and some plates sl. foxed; most plates remarkably clean and the large map fine (only a few sm. creases and tiny tears on intersection of folds); owner's stamp on upper pastedown and fore-edge. Binding worn along extremities; spine-ends repaired.
= Edition Senate Executive, No. 7, w. the author's rank given as Brevet Major. Sabin 22536; Howes E145. Rare, especially with the folding map. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCII.
- A few small holes, otherwise a fine copy.
- Lacks the map. Some sl. foxing; a few scattered marginal owner's stamps (of a Stuttgart museum?), i.a. on title-p. Binding sl. worn along extremities and w. later title-piece on spine.
= Sabin 24696; Howes F174.
- Vol. 1 partly sl. foxed (map sl. worse) and w. marginal waterstain at the beginning; vol. 2 worn copy (foxed/ yellowed/ soiled, hinges weak(ening) and contents loose(ning), old library ticket on upper pastedown). Both bindings sl. worn/ frayed along extremities. The bindings not the same colour: green and dark brown.
= The 'Texan Santa Fe Expedition' was a commercial and military expedition to secure the Republic of Texas's claims to parts of Northern New Mexico for Texas in 1841. Sabin 37360; Howes K75; Palau 127837.
- Without vol. 2 and lacking 7(?) maps/ plans; 2 lvs. loosening. Binding worn. Sold w.a.f.
= Howgego L43; Sabin 38415 (wrong collation of the plates); Alden/ Landis 725/121; Cat. NHSM I, p.268; Tiele 623; Von Hünersdorff/ Hasenkamp p.836; Mueller, Kakao p.29. "Labat went to the West Indies as a Dominican Missionary, and gives in this, his most famous work, details of all the islands he visited, and notably of Martinique and Guadeloupe. He speaks also of many of the smaller islands; of some of them this is the only early information we possess. He gives accounts of the cultivation of tobacco, sugar, indigo, etc., and many anecdotes of the inhabitants." (Cox II, p.235). Also on slavery, flora and fauna. The first Dutch edition with the same plates as the first French 8vo ed., published Paris 1722.
ADDED: an incomplete copy of (J. OLDMIXON), Het Britannische Ryk in Amerika (...) (Amst., 1721, 2 parts in 1 vol., 2 ident. engr. frontisp., half-p. vignette, contemp. vellum, sm. 4to. Lacks the 8 maps and 3 plates. Sold w.a.f.).
- Partly vaguely waterstained. Wrappers traces of former ticket on spine. Otherwise fine.
= First and only ed. Howes 5876; Sabin 38745: "The object of this work is to give a concise account of the discovery and subsequent history of the colony of New-Netherlands, until its final cession to Great Britain in 1674." Interesting map, based on the maps published by Roggeveen, Montanus and Arrowsmith. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCIV.
- 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.
- Uncut, partly unopened copy. Frontwr. w. owner's entry on verso and shadow of removed ticket on recto; index lvs. waterstained in upper part.
= The Iroquoian languages are a language family of indigenous peoples of North America.
- Some occas. sl. foxing; (old) owner's entry and owner's stamp on first blank. Binding sl. rubbed along extremities.
= Sabin 77457.
- Sl. foxed; partly waterstained in margins, mainly at the beginning. Top of spine sl. chipped; corners dam.
= The second French edition (the first was publ. at Ghent the same year), partly based on the first English ed. of 1847 (from which it has also borrowed the plates) and partly on the Ghent edition. Howes D286; Sabin 82266.
- Some occas. sl. foxing; 1 map w. repaired tear on fold. Recased w. use of orig. (plain) backstrip; frontcover sl. stained.
= Salesman's dummy for the work A Complete History of the Great American Rebellion, Embracing its Causes, Events, and Consequences by Elliot Stork publ. 1865(?), the dummy "containing exact specimens of the maps, portraits and scenes; the contents of the work. Full chapters of the causes, and history of the rebellion, and also of its biography and incidents, perfect samples of the size of the page, kind of type, quality of paper, style of binding, etc." (title-p.). Bound in the back are 20 ruled lvs. intended for, and partly filled out with, the names of subscribers, together with their residence (all Tiffin, Ohio), post office and occupation (all entries in pen and ink). Nice and rare biblio-historical document and a valuable addition to any collection concerning the Civil War.