900 - 1104 FOREIGN HISTORY and TOPOGRAPHY, TRAVELS
- Sl. foxed; closed tears and some false creases in map. Paper over covers sl. worn/ chafed.
= First Dutch translation of "Reisen und Entdeckungen in Nord- und Central Afrika" (1857-1858). Henze I, p.175-183: "Der Bahnbrecher der Sahara- und Sudan-Forschung. (...) Schnell liess B. sein grosses Reisewerk, in englischer und deutscher Fassung, folgen, durch das Licht wurde über einen Grossteil Nord- und Zentral-Afrikas. Was vorher bruchstückhaft und unverständlich aus der arabischen Berichten (...) dagelegen hatte, wurde nun erst verständlich." Tiele 74; Landwehr, Dutch books col. plates 233.
- Occas. (sl.) foxed. Otherwise fine.
= Cf. Cox I, p.392 (ed. London, 1793); cf. Kainbacher I, p.157 and Engelmann I, p.176 (both listing the German ed. 1799). "The official situation which the author held gave him opportunities of gaining much valuable information, the accuracy of which may be depended upon - Lowndes" (Cox, referring to Lowndes p.584). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XVIII.
- Lacks one plate; one plate loose. Spine trifle rubbed. = Cf. Kainbacher II, p.142.
- Both wrappers sl. creased in lower outer corner; top of spine sl. worn.
= With AUTOGRAPH SIGNED DEDICATION on verso of title-p. "To His Excellency the British Minister Resident at Munich (...) Lisbon, September 1910". Written in response to W. Cadbury's "The Labourers of S. Thome & Principe" (1909 ), in which the Portuguese cocao plantation owners of Sao Tomé were accused of slavery practices.
- Apart from a few minor defects, both fine.
= Vol. 4 dealing with the "Voyages au long des côtes occidentales d'Afrique, depuis le Cap-Blanco jusqu'à Sierra-Leona." and vol. 5 subtitled: "Description de la Guinée (a), contenant La Géographie et l'Histoire Naturelle et Civile du Pays." Sabin 65404: "(...) Mainly a reprint of the Paris edition (...)"; Cox I, p.32; Nat. Maritime Mus. I, p.37; NHSM p.108. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XIX.
- Contents fine and complete. Spine cracked at two places.
= The first and only Dutch edition. Tiele 1103; Nissen ZBI, 4157 and Hunt 445; Blackmer sale 329 (French edition, 1717) and Atabey 959-961 (various editions). "Joseph Pitton de Tournefort (1656-1708) was one of the greatest botanists of his time, discovering many new plant species during his travels in the Levant." (Blackmer). "The botanist Pitton de Tournefort set out for the Levant in 1700 on a mission for Louis XIV. He was accompanied by the artist Claude Aubriet, whose drawings were engraved for the work, and by the doctor Gundelsheimer. The party travelled extensively in the Greek archipelago and Crete, continuing on to Constantinople and Asia Minor, then overland to Persia, returning to Paris in 1702." (Atabey). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XVII.
- Frontisp. to vol.2 dampstained. Both vols. bookplates on upper endpaper; both vols. leather sl. dried and chafed/ sl. worn along extremities.
- First and final lvs. sl. browned. Bindings trifle worn along edges. Otherwise fine. = Sabin 71973 (note).
AND the 1st vol. only of the 2nd American ed. after the 10th Engl. ed. (Philadelphia, 1821).
- Envelope browned and dam. along extremities. = Primitive Art Series No.1.
- First portrait and title-p. (water)stained; 2 lvs. w. sm. tear(s) in outer blank margin.
AND 6 others, i.a. E. LIPS, Die Reisernte der Ojibwa-Indianer (Berlin, 1956, num. photogr. ills., orig. hcl. Boards sl. worn) and P. ST. MARTIN a.o., Indians before Columbus (Chicago, 1947, ills., orig. cl. Bookplate on upper pastedown; owner's entry on htitle).
- Sl. rubbed along extremities and on raised bands. Otherwise fine.
= The Hasty Pudding Club was a Harvard student body founded in 1795. Its meetings evolved from social/ patriotic events for members wishing to eat a "bowl of Hasty Pudding" (instead of the meagre food usually supplied in their quarters), to meetings at which plays and musicals were presented.
- Bookplate on upper pastedowns.
= Arctic Bibliography 11992. The third volume consists of a supplement in two parts: B. Nordahl, Wir Framleute; H. Johansen, Nansen und ich auf 86°14'.
Mawson, D. Leben und Tod am Südpol. Ibid., idem, 1921, 1st German ed., 2 vols., XVIII,292; VI,264p., (fold.) maps, plates and ills., orig. unif. dec. cl.
- Bookplates on upper pastedowns; sl. browned. = Conrad p.208; Headland 1456.
- Fine copy.
= Cf. Arctic Bibliography 13226; Ricks p.169; Henze IV, p.62ff. Peary (1856-1920), civil-engineer for the US-Marine, the first man to reach the North-Pole, also travelled the North of Greenland and was the first to proof that Greenland is an island. Account of the first two attempts by Peary to reach the North Pole; in his third attempt in 1909 he was finally successful.
- Owner's entry on upper pastedown and on title-p. Corners and spine-ends trifle rubbed.
= Arctic Bibliography 13226; Cat. Nat. Maritime Mus. 984 (ed. London, 1907). Peary's second attempt to reach the North Pole (he was successful on his third attempt in 1909).
- A few scattered owner's stamps (i.a. on title and map). Binding sl. rubbed.
= Howgego P31. Philby was initially beaten in his endeavour to be the first European to cross the Rub' al Khali by Bertram Thomas, who had taken a more direct nort-south route. "Philby therefore decided that he would set out to explore over a much wider area and fill the immense gap on the map that still existed (...) His first attempt ended in disaster, the party having made the mistake of taking heavily laden pack animals." Philby eventually completed the journey, having travelled 2700 kilometers in 90 days" (Howgego).
- Nearly all plates loose from passepartout.
= Momumental work on the Villa of the Mysteries, an ancient Roman villa on the outskirts of Pompei. The villa is named after its famous frescos depicting (as is generally believed) the initiation of a woman into matrimony in accordance with the Dionysian Mysteries.
- Lacks textpages; Some foxing; a few lvs. waterst.
= Published on the occasion of the excavation carried out in the House of the Vettii (or Domus Vettiorum), one of the wealthiest and most famous houses in Pompeii. The plates depict the mural frescoes of the Vettii house. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XIX.
- Sl. foxed. Binding rather worn; joints plitting; frontcover waterst.
AND 1 other picture album of Buenos Aires (±1920, orig. wr., obl. 4to).