935 - 1064 FOREIGN HISTORY AND TOPOGRAPHY, TRAVELS
- Prob. lacks a title-p. (modern title-piece mounted on first blank); first endpaper w. num. (later) annots.; plates sl. stained, yellowed and frayed. Backstrip renewed; covers sl. scratched.
= Very rare series of plates. François de Larderel was a French engineer and pioneer in the field of geothermal heating. The plates show landscapes in Tuscany and early methods of employing volcanic heat. With AUTHOGRAPH SIGNED DEDICATION on upper pastedown. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XXVIII.
- Several lvs./ plates loose(ning). Joints split; backstrip loose(ning). = Very rare.
- Occas. sl. foxed, sl. worse on first and final ±3 lvs. A few stains on bindings, otherwise fine.
= The first edition of these letters, written by the Dutch suffragette Aletta Jacobs and chronicling the journey that she made with fellow suffragette Carrie Chapman Catt through Europe, Africa and Asia.
- Lacks dustwr. and cl. portfolio w. ties and bone clasps; covers sl. soiled. Otherwise fine.
= Complete account of the enthronement ceremonies of Emperor Hirohito.
- Without the 3rd part; frontisp. cut sl. short (affecting caption in lower margin); lower corner (water)stained almost throughout; old owner's entry on first free endpaper. Vellum wrinkled and sl. darkened.
= Cordier p.385; Alt-Japan-Katalog 1054; Landwehr, VOC 526.
- Sm. bookseller's ticket on upper pastedown; occas. trifle foxed. Very good copy.
- Without the 2nd part (containing 5 plates); needs rebinding: bookblock broken; upper hinge nearly broken; portion cut from (blank margin) title-p.; portrait foxed; sl. yellowed/ stained. Sold w.a.f.
= Hill 969; Howgego L11. Georg Heinrich Freiherr von Langsdorff (1774-1852) was a German naturalist in Russian diplomatic service who took part of the first Russian circumnavigation under admiral von Krusenstern. In 1805, he left the expedition at Kamtchatka from whence he returned overland to St. Petersburg after exploring the Northwestern part of America. This first part contains an account of the Krusenstern expedition up to the separation in 1805.
- Occas. trifle foxed.
- New endpapers; sl. foxed; fold plate sl. creased. Frontcover stained; covers sl. worn along extremities.
- Endpapers occas. (sl.) foxed. Dustwrs. (sl.) yellowed on spines and along edges; upper edges (sl.) foxed.
= Complete set. Collection Archéologie Navale Française.
- Hinges weak. = Cat. NHSM II, p.765.
- Endpapers occas. (sl.) foxed. Dustwrs. and edges occas. (sl.) foxed/ yellowed; 1 dustwr. sl. frayed. Otherwise fine.
- Occas. (sl.) foxed. = Facs. reprint of the ed. London, 1925-1933.
AND 3 others similar, i.a. C. BATESON, The convict ships 1787-1868 (Glasgow, 1969, orig. gilt cl. w. dustwr.).
- Covers trifle soiled. = Facs. reprint of the ed. Boston, 1902.
= Excerpt from the Journal of the Royal Geographical Society, Vol.VIII.
- Sl. foxed; the coloured plates (sl.) yellowed. Upper joint splitting at top of spine; corners showing.
= Lipperheide Qk49; Hiler p.12; Colas 52.
- A few scattered owner's stamps; bookplate on first free endpaper; occas. sl. foxed; title sl. stained.
= Rare first hand account of a Dutchman in French military service.
- Owner's entry on title-p. = Rare military instruction booklet.