1700 - 1821 FOREIGN HISTORY AND TOPOGRAPHY, TRAVELS
- Occas. foxed; new endpapers.
= 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.
= Völker Süd-Äthiopiens. Ergebnisse der Frobenius-Expedition 1950-52 und 1954-56. Band II/ Band III.
Frobenius, L. Und Afrika sprach... Bericht über den Verlauf der dritten Reise-Periode der D.I.A.F.E. in den Jahren 1910 bis 1912. Berlin, Vita, (1913), "Allgemeine Ausgabe", (18),669,(1)p., (fold.) (col.) plates, ills., orig. dec. cl. - AND 1 other: H.M. STANLEY, Im dunkelsten Afrika (Leipsic, 1890/ 1891, 3rd/ 5th ed., 2 vols., (fold.) maps, plates, ills., orig. unif. gilt pict. cl.).
- Occas. trifle foxed. Binding trifle worn along extremities. A good copy.
= Rare. Not in Mendelssohn or Gay.
Galibert, L. L'Algérie ancienne et moderne depuis les premiers établissements des Carthaginois, jusqu'a l'expedition du général Randon en 1853. Ibid., Furne et Cie, 1854, (2),IV,648,(2)p., steelengr. frontisp., 1 fold. handcol. map, 36 engr. plates (12x handcol. of military costumes) and (large) ills. by ROUARGUE and RAFFET, contemp. hmor. w. gilt spine, 4to.
= Cf. Vicaire III, p.856.
- Both bonds last coupon cut out, otherwise complete; folded; some staining.
= Both with a stamp on verso from the Algemene Beurs-comité voor publieke fondsen (Dutch commitee for regulating the security trade), dated 1865.
- Occas. (sl.) foxed; all vols. occas. waterstained in lower corner; all vols. w. 2 owner's stamps on first free endpaper.
= Sabin 25556a.
= Facs. reprint of the ed. 1854.
- Both vols. (sl.) foxed/ waterstained; 2nd vol. htitle partly cut off. Covers soiled; vague blue annots. on frontcover 1st vol.; backstrip 2nd vol. partly worn away.
= Sabin 41063.
- Occas. sl./ trifle foxed; sm. tear in map, touching image. Lower corners bumped; sm. stain on backcover.
= Sabin 57455. "The author made a personal examination of the natives and their locality, and accomplished as much as any one man can of the labors which will require the toil and thought of many to perfect" (Sabin).
- Lacks 6 maps/ plates; a few scattered library stamps. Binding rubbed and sl. worn along extremities.
= French translation published in the same year as the orig. English edition. Important account of a trade mission to the North-West coast of America, which contributed much to the knowledge of the Americas in Western Europe. Sabin 64391.
- Trifle foxed. Extremities binding rubbed.
= Sumptuous work with stunning views of i.a. the Grand Canyon and plates showing First Nation people. Presentation copy with authors printed slip on upper pastedown.
- Vol. 1: bookplate on upper pastedown; one leaf w. closed tear; occas. trifle foxed. Upper joint splitting at top of spine; covers sl. scratched; binding sl. rubbed along extremities. Vol. 2: owner's entry on first free endpaper and 2nd blank.
= Arctic Bibliography 5194; Holland 1819-1822[A] and 1825-1827; Sabin 25624 and 25628; Chavanne 4269; Hill 635 and 636; Abbey, Travel 635; Henze II, 276ff: "Bedeutender britischer Polarforscher, verdient insbesondere um die Entdeckung und erste Erforschung der arktischen Küste Nord-Amerikas zwischen 109° und 149° 37' w. L." (p.276). "The author traveled by Hudson Bay, Cumberland House to Fort Chipewyan, and accompanied by J. Richardson, R. Hood and J. Back, explored the upper Coppermine River, wintered at Fort Enterprise (between Great Slave and Great Bear Lakes) descended the Coppermine, and explored by canoe the coast of Coronation Gulf eastward over five hundred miles into Dease Strait to Cape Turnagain. The party returned over the Barren Grounds to Fort Enterprise. The narrative includes detailed description of travel conditions (noting hardships, lack of food, etc.), the nature of the country, rivers and lakes, the various tribes of Indians, and the Copper Eskimos; with accounts by Richardson and Back of their separate trips with small parties for exploration, supplies, etc." (Arctic Bibliography). Fine plates. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LI.
- Lacks one prelim. text leaf (**4); the map doubled and lacks upper corner w. loss of image; one plate torn and some other plates/ lvs. w. closed tear(s); yellowed and trifle foxed/ soiled throughout; prelim. lvs. w. some contemp./ old scribbling; final text leaf w. extensive old annots. Backstrip loose and chipped at ends.
= Howgego S185; Tiele 1061 note; NSHM p.118; cf. Blackmer sale 1616 and Blackmer 321; Cox I, p.75; Cordier, Japonica 388; Adelung 107; Cordier, Indosinica 887. First French edition, with the plates from the first Dutch original of 1676. Contains, amongst many other things, a full account of the revolt of Stenka Radzin, chief of the Cosacks, against the Czar of Russia. The author also has an eye for the sensational, claiming for example, that he has seen a human race with tails in Formosa - and including plates of barbaric torture (a female slave/ wife being flayed to death etc.) and mass executions in Siam and Persia. The very fine plates, some of which are by Kip after the author's own sketches, also include highly detailed views of cities such as Ispahan, Persepolis, Muschati, Seras, Gammeron, Astracan etc. "However, Struys kept no diary, so that by the time his narrative was finally published in 1676, his fanciful imagination had somewhat distorted the reality behind his journey. At sea he experienced typhoons, shipwrecks, hunger and captivity, and he was several times sold as a slave, a misfortune always guaranteed to delight a seventeenth-century audience. He returned from one of his journeys with a cross carved from the wood of Noah's ark, given to him by a hermit on Mt Ararat." (Howgego).
- Library stamps on recto and verso of title-p. of text vol. and on the first free endpaper and the verso of the first plate in the atlas; plates occas. sl. foxed, mostly in blank margins. Both vols. (traces of) library tickets/ stamp on bindings; lower joint of atlas vol. partly splitting, but holding well.
= Rare complete set of this important work by the German geologist Georg Hartung (1821-1891), who visited the Azores in 1857 and published his findings in the present, rarely seen work in 1860. He received a doctorate from the University of Königsberg in 1862. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE L.
- Foxed; bookblock broken and loose. Binding worn and sl. dam.
= Fine views of i.a. Namur, Dinant, Liège and Maastricht.
- Contents sl. yellowed. Bindings some rubbed spots at extremities. = Rare, complete series.
- Folded twice.
AND 1 other broadside ordinance, dated 1647, by the city council of Antwerp, ordering fruit and basket-sellers from outside the city to sell their wares only on market days and on specific places in the city.
- Lacks 2 maps; blank corner torn from title-p.; occas. waterstained in upper margin; sl. occas. foxing. Joints split at top of spine (repaired w. tape); binding rubbed/ sl. worn.
= Rare first Dutch translation of Voyage autour du monde (...), first published in Paris in 1771. Tiele 177; Sabin 6872; Henze I, p.320; Cat. NHSM I, p.137 (ed. Paris, 1772); Rouffaer/ Muller p.601 (ed. Paris, 1771); Cox I, p.55 (other eds.): "The expedition here described had to do with the delivery of the Falkland Islands to Spain (...). After having performed this duty Bougainville was ordered to proceed across the Pacific Ocean to the East Indies and thence back home. This was the first French expedition to sail around the world... The expedition visited the Island of Tahiti, which was annexed for France and called La Nouvelle Cythere... Several other South Sea islands were also visited (...)".
- Vol I 1 plate loose; bookplate on all first free endpapers; all vols. first and final few lvs. sl. foxed. Covers vol. IV and backcover vol. III w. (sm.) stain.
- Some foxed pages; mostly fine. Spine-ends worn; sm. tear in upper joint at top of spine.
= Facs. reprint of the edition Amsterdam, 1647 published by Blaeu. Cf. Sabin 3408; Bosch 127 and Borba de Moraes p.78-79.