1723 - 2056 FOREIGN HISTORY AND TOPOGRAPHY, TRAVELS
- (Sl.) foxed/ yellowed as usual. Backstrips sl. discoloured; bindings w. minor imperfections.
= 4. Luxemburg, België, Groot-Brittanje en Ierland; 6. Oost- en Noord-Europa (3 vols.); 8. Afrika; 9. Amerika en Australië.
- Occas. w. (sm.) defects. Mostly fine. Sold as a periodical, not subject to return.
= Hemels/ Vegt I, p.91-93.
- Pastedowns partly loosening; partly waterstained in lower outer corners; six maps sl. frayed along outer margin. Corners showing; spine-ends chipped; backstrip sl. worn; lower edge frontcover w. sm. dam. spot. Despite defects a fine, complete copy.
= The rare first edition. Tiele 296/ 297; Paulitschke 190. Cat. NHSM, Mendelssohn, Kainbacher, Gay all later editions and translations. The first large general description of the African continent. The work is based on the early accounts of the Portuguese and Spanish explorers, the English works by Purchass and Jarrick, the journals and descriptions of Dutch navigators like Van Noort, Van Neck, Linschoten, Spilbergen, but especially on unpublished reports and eye-witness accounts of Dutch merchants, visitors and soldiers. Very detailed on the West Coast, where the Dutch ivory-, gold- and slave-trade flourished and on Angola (Luanda was captured by a WIC fleet in 1647). On the settlement on the Cape only a cursory note is found, while the surrounding tribes are described with remarkable detail. The second part, devoted to the African islands, from Malta to Madagascar, includes an ample account of the French colonization of the latter. The work is famous for its splendid detailed maps and plates, i.a. engraved after drawings by Reinier Noomsz (Zeeman). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXII.
- Most plates waterstained (also affecting images). Otherwise fine.
= Gay 337; Howgego C33 and D18: "(...) Drawn on an impulse to African exploration, in 1821 he was appointed by Earl Bathurst to command an expedition across the Sahara to Bornu in association with Hugh Clapperton and Walter Oudney (...). Published in 1826, the Narrative of travels and other discoveries (...) co-authored with Clapperton and Oudney, provided a wealth of new material on the African interior but so belittled Clapperton's contribution that it almost reads as though Denham was travelling alone (...)." (Howgego D18).
- The atlas only; lacks 2 plates; waterst. throughout in upper inner blank margin. Binding worn; backstrip dam./ loose(ning) and partly lacking.
= Comprises several attractive views of i.a. Zanzibar, Mombasa, Diou, Moutsamoudou and Ambavaranou. Hilmy I, p.280 and Numa Broc p.169: "(...) Pour la première fois dans un voyage scientifique, la photographie est utilisée pour fixer les paysages et les types humains (...)." SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXI.
- Dustwr. strengthened/ repaired w. scotch tape.
Das überseeische Deutschland. Die deutschen Kolonien in Wort und Bild. Stuttg. etc., Union, n.d. (±1900), VIII,679,(1)p., 5 fold. col. lithogr. maps, plates and ills., orig. gilt pict. cl.
- Binding sl. stained; joints and spine-ends rubbed.
Schwabe, K. and Leutwein, P. (ed.). Die deutschen Kolonien. Berlin, Verlagsanstallt für Farbenphotographie, 1924, VIII,(2),344p., 2 col. maps, col. photogr. ills., orig. gilt cl., a.e.g., folio. - AND 3 otthers: H. ROSKOSCHNY, Europas Kolonien. West-Afrika vom Senegal zum Kamerun (Leipsic, n.d. (±1900), ills.,orig. pict. cl., 4to) and W. SCHEEL, Deutschlands Kolonien (Berlin, 1912, col. ills., orig. cl.).
- Joints portfolio split.
AND 1 other: W. SCHEEL, Deutschlands Kolonien (Berlin, 1912, col. ills., orig. cl.).
- Plates in vol. 1-3 (vaguely) waterst. in lower margin; occas. sl. foxed; vol. 3 partly w. some pink offsetting in lower edge; new endpapers. All vols. rebacked w. use of orig. backstrip.
= Sabin 62692 (1st ed. 1872-1874).
- All maps and facs. plates browned. Spine sl. worn; corners showing.
= Contains: Voyage dans l'intérieur des Guyanes (1876-1877), exploration du Maroni et du Yari; De Cayenne aux Andes (1878-1879), exploration de l'Oyapock, du Parou, de l'Iça et du Yapura; A travers la Nouvelle-Grenade et le Venezuela (1880-1881), exploration, en compagnie de M.E. Le Janne, du Magdalena, du Guaviare et de l'Orenoque; Excursion chez les Guaronous (1881).
Bryant, W.C. and Révoil, B.H. États-Unis et Canada. L'Amérique du Nord pittoresque. Paris, A. Quantin and G. Decaux, 1880, (2),779p., 1 lithogr. fold. map, num. (full-p.) engr. ills., orig. gilt and dec. hmor., a.e.g., folio.
- Sl. foxed; small tear in map; lower hinge sl. weak. Corners showing.
- Lacks both maps; yellowed almost throughout. Binding worn and leather dried.
= Contains the earliest view of the Niagara Falls. Sabin 31355.
- A few scattered libr. stamps (i.a. twice on title-p.); one map sl. spotted and w. sm. tear on one fold. Binding sl. worn.
= Cf. Howes M468; Lada-Mocarski 46; Forbes 201; Hill 1126f; Ricks p.153; Sabin 47620: "The voyages of Meares are an important link in the chain of American discovery, of which he was one of the pioneers. The English claim to Oregon depended mainly on his discoveries, and the seizure of his ships by the Spaniards, led to the convention by which the Spanish claims to any Northern territory were finally disallowed." Rare. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXII.
- Occas. trifle foxed. Binding sl. rubbed along edges. = Sabin 57458; Borba de Moraes 632.
- Possibly lacks a map; vols. 1, 2 and 4 trifle foxed; vol. 3 and 4 sl. waterst. throughout; chapter 12 of vol. 4 sl. browned. All bindings sl. worn along extremities; all backstrips trifle rubbed.
= Cf. Sabin 96060f; Goldsmiths 28903 (ed. Paris, 1835-1840); Cf. Miller, Encycl. of Political Thought p.518-520. "(...) In 1831 Tocqueville journeyed to the United States (...) to study the Americal penal system. He then wrote Democracy in America, the first volume of which appeared in 1835, the second in 1840. (...) Tocqueville was interested in the political, cultural, and to a lesser extent, economic consequences of 'democracy', by which he meant not representative government or political arrangements of any sort, but 'equality of conditions'. (...) Tocqueville's major intellectual, not to say political, preoccupation was discovering how 'liberty' might be preserved under democratic conditions." (New Palgrave IV, p.656).
- Mediocre copy: lacks 3 maps/ plates; remaining plates occas. sl. creased and/ or with tear in inner margin. Backstrip and backcover dam.; frontcover loosening. Sold w.a.f.
- Tear in inner margin of maps of South America and the Phillipines extending into image; both vols. w. contemp. owner's entry "C. Muller". Bindings sl. rubbed. Otherwise fine copies.
= Tiele 42 and 43; Howgego A100; Henze I, p.82-83; cf. Cat. NHSM p.136 (2nd Dutch ed. of the first work, 1749); Borba de Moraes I, p.38-39 and Bosch 199 (French editions); Sabin 1641 (Dutch editions 1754 and 1765): "This famous and unfortunate expedition, consisting at the start of eight ships, was sent under the command of George Anson at the beginning of the war with Spain, to harass the Spaniards on the western coast of South America. Seven ships were lost at around Cape Horn and on the coast of Chile and out of 900 men who left England on board more than 600 perished. (...) The primary object of the expedition was not attained, but by the capture of the Manila Galleon near China, Anson and the surviving members of his crew reached England much the richer. (...) Walter's account of the voyage is a model of what such literature should be." SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXIII.
- Vague libr. stamp on title-p. vol.1; one map reattached and w. closed tears in upper inner margin.
= Bosch 199; cf. Borba de Moraes I, p.38-39; cf. Howgego A100, Henze I, p.82-83, Sabin 1637 and Cox I, p.49 (ed. London, 1740): "This famous and unfortunate expedition, consisting at the start of eight ships, was sent under the command of George Anson at the beginning of the war with Spain, to harass the Spaniards on the western coast of South America. Seven ships were lost at around Cape Horn and on the coast of Chile and out of 900 men who left England on board more than 600 perished. (...) The primary object of the expedition was not attained, but by the capture of the Manila Galleon near China, Anson and the surviving members of his crew reached England much the richer (...)". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXIII.
BOUND WITH: Idem. Voyage à la Mer du Sud, fait par quelques Officiers Commandants le Vaisseau Le Wager. Lyon, Frères Dupain, 1756, XVI,(4),185,(1),XIII,(1)p., engr. printer's mark.
- One map and one plate vaguely waterstained/ foxed; final textleaf, blank and final free endpaper sl. dam.; upper hinge strengthened. Mor. letterpiece on spine sl. dam.; top of spine sl. rubbed.
= Sabin 1637. Cf. Henze I, p.82-83 (the 1st, Engl., ed. of 1748 and the German ed. of 1749): "[Anson war ein] Englischer Weltumsegler, der am 18. September 1740 in Portsmouth zu einer Kaperfahrt nach den Spanischen Häfen an der Westküste Süd-amerikas auslief. (...)". Anson returned from his four year circumnavigation with the spoils of the Manila treasure-ship, and an equal treasure in hard-won experience, his own and that of the other officers who were to be the backbone of the British navy for a generation. Possibly no voyage excited more patriotic fervour than this; and none before Cook's excited so much interest in the Pacific" (J.C. Beaglehole. I, p. LXXVII)." SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXI.
- Image on frontcover sl. flaking off.
Payer, J. Die österreichisch-ungarische Nordpol-Expedition in den Jahren 1872-1874, nebst einer Skizze der zweiten deutschen Nordpol-Expedition 1869-1870 und der Polar-Expedition von 1871. Vienna, A. Hölder, 1876, CVI,(2),696p., frontisp. portrait, 3 fold. tinted lithogr. maps, num. (full-p.) woodengr. ills., orig. gilt dec. cl.
- Frontisp. and title-p. w. traces of formerly sticking together; hinges strengthened. Lacks backstrip; covers sl. soiled/ stained.
AND 6 others, i.a. A. FRIIS, Im Grönlandeis mit Mylius-Erichsen. Die Danmark-Expedition 1906-1908 (Leipsic, 1913, 2nd German ed., tipped-in col. plates, ills., orig. pict. cl.) and F.A. COOK, Meine Eroberung des Nordpols (Hamb./ Berlin, 1912, plates, orig. cl.).
- Lacks the plate of the sperm whale and free endpapers; frontisp. and title stained in lower corner and soiled; the larger part w. (marginal) waterstaining. Bookblock reattached to binding; backstrip cracked; spine-ends and corners worn/ sl. dam.
= The second ed. (first publ. 1746). Sabin 1405; Alden/ Landis 747/3; Chavanne 2145; Lauridsen II, 45. "First published in 1746, Anderson's detailed account of the arctic regions was immediately accepted and highly regarded. It was followed the next year by a second German edition, then by Danish, Dutch, English, and French editions" (Ingalls 446). "The appendix contains a brief grammar and vocabulary of the Esquimaux language explained in German and Danish" (Sabin).
- Covers chafed and sl. worn along extremities; contents fine.
= Lauridsen p.9, 96; Cox II, p.21; Sabin 37616; Henze III, p.22; Howgego K12: "In 1767 he commanded the frigate La Folle, then in 1768 the frigate l'Hirondelle, stationed in Icelandic waters for the protection of French fishermen. He frequently sailed between Greenland and Bergen, and spent several months in England 'pour examiner, sans se faire connaître, la construction navale des Anglais'." SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXIV.