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70 2344 Africa  Baker S W 70 2344 Africa Baker S W
70/2344 [Africa]. Baker, S.W. The Albert N'yanza, great basin of the Nile and explorations of the Nile sources. Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1868, 1st American ed.(?), XXVII,(1),499p., steelengr. frontisp double-portrait, 2 (fold.) col. lithogr. maps, 12 (of 14) woodengr. plates, orig. gilt cl.

- 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).

€ (50-70) 80
70/2345 [Africa]. Ghika, N.D. Cinq mois au pays des Somalis. Suivi de la faune Somalie et d'une liste des plantes décrites par G. Schweinfurth et G. Volkens. Geneva/ Basle, Georg & Co., 1898, VI,223p., loosely inserted fold. col. lithogr. map, 2 frontisp. portraits, 25 plates, orig. dec. cl.

- 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.).

€ (80-100) 90
70 2346 Africa  Le Vaillant F 70 2346 Africa Le Vaillant F
70/2346 [Africa]. Le Vaillant, F. Reize in de binnenlanden van Afrika, langs de Kaap de Goede Hoop, in de jaaren MDCCLXXX tot MDCCLXXXV. Dutch transl. J.D. Pasteur. Amst., W. Holtrop, 1796-1805, 1st-3rd ed., 3 (of 5) vols., XXXII,352; (4),360; XXXII,332,(1)p., 18 (fold.) engr. plates (7x printed in bistre), contemp. unif. gilt hcalf w. contrasting mor. letter- and vol. piece.

- 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".

€ (50-70) 100
70 2347 Africa  Livingstone D 70 2347 Africa Livingstone D
70 2347 Africa  Livingstone D 70 2347 Africa Livingstone D
70 2347 Africa  Livingstone D 70 2347 Africa Livingstone D
70/2347 [Africa]. Livingstone, D. Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa; including a sketch of sixteen years' residence in the interior of Africa, and a journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the west coast; thence across the continent, down the river Zambesi, to the Eastern Ocean. London, J. Murray, 1857, 1st ed., IX,(1),687,(1)p., 47 plates/ ills. consisting of a steelengr. portr., 2 fold. lithogr. maps, 3 (fold.) col. lithogr. plates (incl. the view of the Victoria Falls), 1 fold. woodengr. and letterpress cross-section, 22 woodengr. plates and num. textills. (1x full-p.), contemp. gilt hcalf w. red mor. letterpiece.

- 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."

€ (150-250) 170
70 2348 Africa  Migeon G 70 2348 Africa Migeon G
70/2348 [Africa]. Migeon, G. Le Caire, le Nil et Memphis. Paris, Librairie Renouard, 1909, (4),160p., 133 ills., contemp. hmor., orig. wr. pres. - BOUND WITH: Saladin, H. Tunis et Kairouan. Ibid., idem, 1908, (4),143,(1)p., 110 ills., orig. wr. pres. - AND WITH: Cagnat, R. Carthage, Timgad, Tébessa et les villes antiques de l'Afrique du Nord. Ibid., idem, 1909, (4),163,(1)p., 113 ills., orig. wr. pres.

= Les Villes d'Art célèbres.

€ (40-60) 60
70 2349 Africa  Stanley H M 70 2349 Africa Stanley H M
70/2349 [Africa]. Stanley, H.M. In Afrikas donkere wildernissen. Tochten, ontdekkingen en ontmoetingen. Opsporing van, en terugkeer met Emin Pacha. Arnhem/ Nijm., E. & M. Cohen, n.d. (±1890), 3 parts in 2 vols., (8),X,600; (8),579; (6),X,437p., chromolithogr. title, woodengr. frontisp. portrait, 3 loosely inserted fold. col. lithogr. maps, num. woodengr. (full-p.) ills., fold. table, orig. unif. gilt pict. cl., 4to.

- 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.

€ (50-70) 70
70 2350 Africa  Szymanski F 70 2350 Africa Szymanski F
70/2350 [Africa]. Szymanski, F. Essai sur la guerre dans le Soudan. Lyon, printed for the author by Impr. Mougin-Rusand, 1888, (4),184p., 2 fold. col. lithogr. maps, printed in 100 copies ("pas mise en vente").

- 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.

€ (200-300) 850
70 2351 America  Catlin G 70 2351 America Catlin G
70 2351 America  Catlin G 70 2351 America Catlin G
70/2351 [America]. Catlin, G. The Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians. London, the author, 1841 [= ±1891], 2 vols., VIII,264; VIII,266p., 179 (of 180) col. lithogr. plates (incl. frontisp. and 3 (fold.) maps), orig. unif. gilt pict. cl., t.e.g., large 8vo.

- 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.

€ (500-700) 550
70 2352 America  Emory W H 70 2352 America Emory W H
70 2352 America  Emory W H 70 2352 America Emory W H
70 2352 America  Emory W H 70 2352 America Emory W H
70/2352 [America]. Emory, W.H. Notes of a Military Reconnoissance, from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego, in California, including parts of the Arkansas, Del Norte, and Gila Rivers. Wash., Wendell and Van Benthuysen, 1848, 416p., large fold. lithogr. map in rear pocket (±80x180 cm.), 41 plates (incl. 3 maps/ plans), contemp. cl. w. ticket on spine.

- 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.

€ (600-800)
70/2353 America  Flag of the United States 70/2353 America Flag of the United States
70/2353 [America]. Flag of the United States, w. 48 stars (6x8, 1912-1959), red, white and blue cloth, all parts stitched (not printed), 120x180 cm., w. publisher's tag "The Pettibone Bros. MFG.Co. Military and Society Goods Cincinnati, O."

- A few small holes, otherwise a fine copy.

€ (50-70) 50
70 2354 America  Fleischmann C L 70 2354 America Fleischmann C L
70/2354 [America]. Fleischmann, C.L. Der Nordamerikanische Landwirth. Ein Handbuch für Ansiedler in den Vereinigten Staaten. Frankf. a.M., G.F. Heyer (and New York, R. Garrigue), 1848, XIV,399p., woodengr. title-vignette and num. ills., contemp. hcl.

- 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.

€ (150-250) 150
70 2355 America  Kendall G W 70 2355 America Kendall G W
70 2355 America  Kendall G W 70 2355 America Kendall G W
70/2355 [America]. Kendall, G.W. Narrative of the Texan Sante Fé Expedition, comprising a Description of a Tour through Texas, and across the Great Southwestern Prairies (...) with an Account of the Sufferings from Want of Food (...) and final Capture of Texas (...). New York, Harper and Brothers, 1844, 1st ed., 2 vols., (2),XII,13-405; XII,13-406p., 2 diff. steelengr. frontisp., fold. engr. map of Texas and 3 plates, orig. unif. gilt blindst. cl.

- 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.

€ (300-500) 300
70 2356 America  Labat  J B  70 2356 America Labat J B
70/2356 [America]. Labat, (J.-B.). Nieuwe Reizen naar de Franse Eilanden van America. Behelzende De Natuurlyke Historie van die Landen, derzelver Oorspronk, Zeden, Godsdienst, Regering der oude en tegenwoordige Inwoonders; als ook die der zwarte Slaaven: Beneffens de Oorlogen en voornaamste Gevallen, die in het lang verblyf van den Auteur in dat Land zyn voorgevallen. Als ook een naauwkeurige Verhandeling van het maken der Suiker, Indigo, Cochenille, Cacao, en andere nuttigheden, tot den Koophandel dienende. Dutch transl. W.C. Dyks. Amst., B. Lakeman, 1725, 2 parts (of 4) in 1 vol. (of 2) only, (2),18,350; (2),404p., engr. frontisp., 57 plates, contemp. calf w. gilt spine, sm. 4to.

- 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.).

€ (100-150) 180
70 2357 America  Lambrechtsen van Ritthem N C 70 2357 America Lambrechtsen van Ritthem N C
70/2357 [America]. Lambrechtsen van Ritthem, N.C. Korte beschrijving van de ontdekking en der verdere lotgevallen van Nieuw-Nederland, weleer eene volkplanting van het gemeenebest der Vereenigde Nederlanden in America. Middelburg, S. van Benthem, 1818, (4),102p., large fold. map (51,5x40 cm.) by J.P. BOURJÉ after A. ROGGEVEEN, A. MONTANUS and A. ARROWSMITH, contemp. wr.

- 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.

€ (300-500) 300
70 2358 America  Marshall J 70 2358 America Marshall J
70/2358 [America]. Marshall, J. The life of George Washington, commander in chief of the American forces during the war which established the independence of his country, and first president of the United States. London, R. Phillips, 1804-1807, 5 vols., engr. frontisp. portr., 2 fold. maps of the Northern and Southern States, 10 other fold. maps, 2 fold. views, contemp. unif. gilt hcalf w. black mor. letterpiece.

- 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.

€ (400-600) 650
70 2359 America  Pilling J C 70 2359 America Pilling J C
70/2359 [America]. Pilling, J.C. Bibliography of the Iroquoian Languages. Washington, Government Printing Office, 1888, VI,208p., 5 facs. plates/ ills., modern cl. w. mor. letterpiece, orig. frontwr. pres., large 8vo.

- 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.

€ (50-70)
70/2360 America  The Scenery of the United States 70/2360 America The Scenery of the United States
70/2360 America  The Scenery of the United States 70/2360 America The Scenery of the United States
70/2360 [America]. The Scenery of the United States. New York, D. Appleton and Comp., 1855, 174p., 40 steelengr. plates (incl. frontisp.), contemp. or sl. later richly gilt dark blue mor., gilt inside dentelles and boardedges, marbled endpapers, a.e.g., 4to.

- Some occas. sl. foxing; (old) owner's entry and owner's stamp on first blank. Binding sl. rubbed along extremities.

= Sabin 77457.

€ (100-150) 100
70 2361 America  Smet P J de 70 2361 America Smet P J de
70/2361 [America]. Smet, P.J. de. Missions de l'Orégon et Voyages dans les Montagnes Rocheuses en 1845 et 1846. Paris/ Lyon, Librairie de Poussielgue-Rusand/ J.B. Pelagaud et Cie, 1848, (4),II,7-408p., tinted lithogr. frontisp., title-p. and 12 plates, contemp. gilt mor., a.e.g., sm. 8vo.

- 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.

€ (200-300)
70 2362 America  Storke E  70 2362 America Storke E
70 2362 America  Storke E  70 2362 America Storke E
70/2362 [America]. (Storke, E.). Sample Subscription Book of the Great American Rebellion. Auburn, Auburn Publ. Comp./ E.G. Stork, n.d. (1863), 4 parts in 1 vol., 7 fold. (woodengr.?) maps, 25 woodengr. plates and portraits (15x printed on recto and verso), ills., fold. letterpress broadside, orig. gilt cl., part of the gilt backstrip to vol. I of the complete work pasted on upper pastedown.

- 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.

€ (200-300)
70/2363 Andres, E. Steel-engraved views of Towns and Cities. Bibliography of Nineteenth Century illustrated works containing views of towns and cities engraved on steel. Alphen a/d Rijn, Canaletto, 2002, 3 vols., VI,760; VI,742; VI,763p., German/ English/ French text, orig. unif. cl. w. dustwr.
€ (30-50) 40
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