935 - 1064 FOREIGN HISTORY AND TOPOGRAPHY, TRAVELS
- Sl. yellowed and dampstained; maps occas. torn
- Title-p. yellowed/ browned; maps w. offsetting on both adjacent pages and onto the opposite side of the map itself; new endpapers. Binding worn along extremities and covers sl. chafed; rebacked w. modern calf.
= Rare. Henze I, p.349; Cox I, p.394; Gay 43; Howgego I, B170; Ibrahim-Hilmy I, p. 91. "(...) Having successfully crossed the desert to Darfur, he was detained by the local sultan for three years until 1796 before being allowed to return north. His account of the region was to be the first by a European explorer. (...) His description of Egypt is considered one of the best of the period, despite its dry, affected style." (Howgego). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XXVII.
- Without the 2nd vol.; final text leaf loose. Binding rubbed and sl. worn.
= Mendelssohn I, p.889 (Engl. ed., 1790); Gay 3118 (other ed.); Kainbacher I, p.162 (German eds.); Henze III, p.225ff; 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". Nice views of the Cape of Good Hope and "Camp de Pampoen-Kraal".
- Fold. plate strengthened on fold. = Memoires de la Société royale de géographie d'Égypte V-VII.
- Hinges split; owner's entry on 1st free endpaper; last 2 lvs. and map sl. nibbled by silverfish. Binding (sl.) worn; joints splitting.
AND 4 others, i.a. A. EGMONT HAKE, The journals of Major-Gen. C.G. Gordon, C.R. at Kartoum (London, 1885, steelengr. portrait, maps, ills., orig. gilt cl.) and IDEM, The story of Chinese Gordon (ibid., 1884, maps, portraits, orig. gilt pict. cl. Owner's entry on title; both vols. hinges weak. Spine sunned).
- Occas. trifle foxed. Sl. rubbed along extremities. = Standard work on the history of lighting.
- The map w. large closed tear and one hole (closed w. scotch tape). Covers sl. stained and scratched; spine-ends and corners bumped.
= Sabin 4172. The author was French ambassador to the United States (1804-1811).
- 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.
- Occas. sl. foxed; contemp. owner's entry on htitle (ink oxidizing). = Sabin 35139.
- 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.
- All vols. occas sl. foxed.
= Sabin 96060 and 96061; Goldsmiths 28903 (ed. Paris, 1835-1840); Einaudi 5633 (ed. Paris, 1868); 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, 656).
= One of 1499 Arabic numb. copies with a bronze relief.
- Corners sl. rubbed. Fine and clean copy.
= Headland 1383; Conrad p.148: "This is the place to begin for this expedition as it is a detailed, lucid page-turner." Taurus Collection 58: "Known today as the Nimrod expedition, this proved to be the making of Shackleton, encompassing the first ascent of Mount Erebus, the first (failed) experiment with an automated vehicle in the Antarctic and, most importantly, the mapping of a viable route to the Pole."
- Lower hinge broken; 3 maps w. (sm.) tear.
= Official report on the reconstruction of Tokyo and Yokohama after the devastating Great Kantō earthquake of 1923.
AND 2 others, i.a. W. MAXWELL, From the Yalu to Port Arthur (London, 1906, 1st ed., 3 col. maps, 33 ills., orig. giltlettered (sl. stained) cl., t.e.g.).
- Lacks 12 plates; annots. on first textp.; foxed/ sl. (water)stained (incl. plates); some plates loosening/ sl. frayed. Covers trifle soiled. Sold w.a.f.
= Lipperheide Ad16.
- Lacks title-p. and 2 maps; partly sl. (finger)soiled, mostly in lower outer corner; a few maps w. some underlining; map of Australia w. sm. hole (restored on verso w. tape).
= Facs. reprint of the ed. Amst., 1663.
- Bookplate on upper pastedown; owner's entry on title-p.; foxed; a few maps repaired on verso. Binding worn/ sl. dam. Sold w.a.f.