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78 960 China  Doré H 78 960 China Doré H
78/ 960 [China]. Doré, H. Researches into Chinese Superstitions. First Part: Superstitious Practices. Vol. 1. Shanghai, T'usewei Printing Press, 1914, (2),XXI,(1),155p., 75 col. lithogr. plates and 1 other plate (counted as 65), ills., cordbound between orig. hcl. covers.

- Dedication in pen and ink on first blank. Covers w. minor imperfections.

= Nicely illustrated. A complete set consists of 7 vols., published by the Jesuit printing office in Shanghai.

€ (50-70) 50
78 961 China  Green O M  introd  78 961 China Green O M introd
78/ 961 [China]. Green, O.M. (introd.). Shanghai of To-day. A souvenir album of fifty Vandyck prints of "The Model Settlement". Shanghai/ Hong Kong/ Singapore, Kelly & Walsh, 1928, 2nd enl. ed., 15 textp., 50 tipped-in photogr. plates, each w. accomp. text leaf, orig. gilt leather binding w. mounted photogr. plate on frontcover, 4to.

- Binding sl. duststained and sl. rubbed along extremities; outer corners sl. worn. Otherwise a fine copy.

€ (400-600) 400
78 962 China  Groeneveldt W P 78 962 China Groeneveldt W P
78/ 962 [China]. Groeneveldt, W.P. De Nederlanders in China. Eerste stuk. De eerste bemoeiingen om den handel in China en de vestiging in de Pescadores (1601-1624). The Hague, M. Nijhoff, 1898, X,(2),598p., contemp. hcl. w. paper letterpiece.

- Some stains at the beginning. Binding sl. worn and w. a few wormholes; upper joint splitting.

= Bijdragen uit de taal-, land- en volkenkunde van Nederlandsch-Indië (...). Zesde volgreeks. Vierde deel. All published.

ADDED 2 others in 3 vols.: F. LEQUIN (ed.), De Particuliere Correspondentie van Isaac Titsingh (1732-1812) (Alphen a.d. Rijn, 2009, 2 vols., orig. unif. cl.) and IDEM, A la recherche du Cabinet Titsingh. Its history, contents and dispersal. Catalogue raisonné of the collection of the founder of European Japanology (ibid., 2003, (col.) ills., orig. cl.).

€ (60-80)
78 963 China  Groot J J M de 78 963 China Groot J J M de
78/ 963 [China]. Groot, J.J.M. de. The Religious System of China. Vol. IV-VI (Book II. On the Soul and Ancestral Worship). Leyden, E.J. Brill, 1901-1910, 3 vols. (of 6), X,464,(3); VI,465-928,(2); VI,929-1341,(2)p., plates, ills., orig. unif. wr., 4to.

- Without vol. I-III (Book I); wrappers sl. frayed; vol. IV wr. dam. and frontwr. doubled w. board.

= Comprises: IV: Part I, The Soul in Philosophy and Folk-Conception; V: Part II, Demonology. Part III, Sorcery; VI: Part IV, The War against Spectres. Part V. The Priesthood of Animism. A 7th vol. was announced but never published. Cordier, Bibliotheca Sinica p.703f.

€ (100-150)
78 964 China  Hauer E 78 964 China Hauer E
78/ 964 [China]. Hauer, E. Huang-Ts'ing K'ai-kuo fang lüeh. Die Gründung des Mandschurischen Kaiserreiches. Berlin/ Leipsic, W. de Gruyter & Co., 1926, XXV,(1),710p., fold. map, orig. wr.

- Sl. foxed; unopened copy. = Rare.

Stenz, G.M. Beiträge zur Volkskunde Süd-Schantungs. Introd. and ed. A. Conrady. Leipsic, R. Voigtländer, 1907, (4),116p., 3 col. lithogr. plates (2x double-p.), ills., orig. wr., 4to.

- Fine, unopened copy.

AND 4 others, i.a. H. FRANKE, Geld und Wirtschaft in China unter der Mongolen-Herrschaft (Leipsic, 1949, fold. map (loose), orig. wr.) and A. WISSLER, Die Opiumfrage (Jena, 1931, orig. wr.).

€ (70-90)
78 965 China  Huc E R 78 965 China Huc E R
78/ 965 [China]. Huc, E.R. Souvenirs d'un voyage dans la Tartarie, le Thibet et la Chine pendant les années 1844, 1845 et 1846 Paris, Adrien Leclere et Cie, 1850, 1st ed., 2 vols., (4),426; (4),516p.,1 fold. map, contemp. unif. hcalf w. 2 red mor. letterpieces.

- Vol.1 lacks one letterpiece; backstrips repaired/ reattached w. glue; spine-ends worn; joints splitting.

€ (80-100)
78 966 China  Mennie D 78 966 China Mennie D
78 966 China  Mennie D 78 966 China Mennie D
78/ 966 [China]. Mennie, D. The Pageant of Peking. Comprising sixty-six Vandyck Photogravures of Peking and environs (...). Introd. P. Weale. Shanghai, A.S. Watson & Co., 1920, 1st ed., (8),40 textp., 66 tipped-in photogr. plates by D. MENNIE, printed in 1000 numb. copies, orig. gilt and blindst. blue calf, folio.

- Vague offsetting from plates as usual. Binding sl. sunned along margins and on backstrip, otherwise a fine copy.

= Western Travellers in China 110. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XX.

€ (250-350) 250
78 967 China  Prévost d'Exiles A F  78 967 China Prévost d'Exiles A F
78/ 967 [China]. (Prévost d'Exiles, A.F.). Historische beschryving der reizen. Of nieuwe en volkoome verzameling van de aller-waardigste en zeldsaamste zee- en landtogten, ter ontdekkinge en naspeuringe gedaan (...). Vol. 8 and 9. The Hague, P. de Hondt, 1749, 2 vols., (2),446,(4); (2),422,(4)p., 12 (of 42)/ 26 (of 33) (fold.) plates, 20th cent. unif. hvellum w. marbled paper over covers, a.e.g., large 4to.

- Lacks 37 plates; many plates without lower margin and/ or w. dam./ browned lower margins. Sold w.a.f.

= Focuses on the voyages made to China.

€ (50-70) 80
78 968 China  Teichman E 78 968 China Teichman E
78/ 968 [China]. Teichman, E. Travels of a Consular Officer in North-West China. Cambridge, Univ. Press, 1921, 1st ed., XIII,(1),219,(1)p., 4 maps (incl. 2 fold. maps w. col. travels route in rear pocket), 58 plates, orig. cl. w. gilt spine (fine). Williams, S. Wells. The Middle Kingdom. A Survey of the Geography, Government, Literature, Social Life, Arts, and History of the Chinese Empire and its Inhabitants. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1883, rev. ed., 2 vols., XXVI,836; XII,775p., 1 fold. handcol. engr. map in rear pocket, 2 fold. frontisp. (1x col.), woodengr. title-p., num. plates and ills., orig. unif. gilt cl.

- Hinges weakening; both vols. owner's entry on first free endpaper. Bindings rubbed/ worn along extremities; backstrips stained.

Franck, H.A. Roving Through Southern China. London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1926, XXI,(1),649,(1)p., col. fold. map, 171 photogr. plates, orig. giltlettered cl. (corners and spine-ends sl. worn).

€ (60-80) 60
78 969 China  Weicker H 78 969 China Weicker H
78/ 969 [China]. Weicker, H. Kiautschou. Das deutsche Schutzgebiet in Ostasien. Berlin, A. Schall, 1908, 239,(5)p., fold. map, num. ills., orig. hcl.

- Stamps and owner's entry on title-p.; ticket on upper pastedown. Binding sl. worn along extremities.

= Cordier, Bibliotheca Sinica p.3310.

€ (50-70) 50
78 970 Classical antiquity  Mommsen T 78 970 Classical antiquity Mommsen T
78/ 970 [Classical antiquity]. Mommsen, T. Römische Geschichte. I-III and V. [all published]. Leipsic/ Berlin, Weidmannsche Buchhandlung, 1854-1856/ 1885, 4 vols., 10 fold. lithogr. maps, contemp. (3x unif.) gilt hcalf.

- First 3 vols. heavily foxed/ sl. browned. All joints rubbed/ worn; 4th vol. scuffed and upper joint splitting at top of spine.

= The 4th vol. was never published.

€ (40-60)
78 971 Classical antiquity  Rollin  C  78 971 Classical antiquity Rollin C
78/ 971 [Classical antiquity]. Rollin, (C.). The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Medes and Persians, Grecians, and Macedonians. London etc., T. Tegg etc., 1841, 18th ed., 6 vols., engr. frontisp. portrait, 8 fold. maps, 3 fold. plates/ plans, contemp. unif. hcalf, richly gilt spines w. 2 contrasting mor. letterpieces.

= Fine set in attractive bindings.

€ (50-70) 170
78 972 Congo  Daye P a m o 78 972 Congo Daye P a m o
78/ 972 [Congo]. Daye, P. a.m.o. Le Miroir du Congo Belge. Pref. J. and J. Tharaud. Brussels/ Paris, édition N.E.A., 1929, 2 vols., 286,(2); 284,(4)p., num. (photogr.) plates and ills. i.a. by JACOVLEFF, orig. pict. wr. by A. L'OLIVIER, folio.

- Wrappers sl. foxed; backwr. of vol. 2 sl. chipped.

€ (50-70) 50
78 973 Crimean War  Tyrrell H 78 973 Crimean War Tyrrell H
78 973 Crimean War  Tyrrell H 78 973 Crimean War Tyrrell H
78/ 973 [Crimean War]. Tyrrell, H. The History of the War with Russia: Giving full Details of the Operations of the Allied Armies. London/ New York, London Printing and Publishing company, n.d. (±1855), 2 vols. (of 3), (2),III,(1),383,(1); (2),379,(1)p., 2 steelengr. title-p., 2 frontisp., steelengr. views/ portraits, contemp. gilt blindst. calf, 4to.

- Lacks vol.3. Both vols. spine dam.; corners showing; rubbed around the edges. = Attractively illustrated.

€ (50-70) 50
78/974 Economics  Poyaisian Land Certificate Certificate of 120 acres 78/974 Economics Poyaisian Land Certificate Certificate of 120 acres
78/ 974 [Economics]. "Poyaisian Land Certificate. Certificate of 120 acres". Letterpress certificate, 49x38 cm., signed by GREGOR MACGREGOR in pen and ink, London, dated December 31, 1830 (folded). - AND 2 other certificates by the same for 400 acres and 1000 acres (both dated 1834), both signed by MacGregor.

= The Poyaisian Scheme was one of the first modern large securities fraude schemes. Set up by the Scottish soldier and adventurer Gregor MacGregor (1786-1845), who began his life of military adventuring in Venezuela and Colombia, during the struggles for independance in South America. He visited what is today Honduras, and claimed that when he was there he obtained a grant of eight million acres from George Frederick Augustus, king of the Mosquito Indians. Returning to London, Macgregor styled himself as Gregor I, cazique (chief) of the independent state of Poyais. He set about publicising his fictitious state, setting up a land office in London (and later in Paris and Glasgow) and selling land certifcates and was able to issue bonds of a Poyaisian government loan (lent by a respectable company) to investors. A group of around two hundred settlers, actually sailed to the so-called land of Poyais in central America. Discovering a barren and inhospitable jungle and swampland, only about 50 survived (who were saved by a British rescue mission). MacGregor fled to Paris in 1823 and continued his fraudulous Poyaisian activities there. After being acquitted in a French fraud trial he returned to London in 1827. He changed his chiefdom into a republic, still with him as head of state. He continued to issue bonds on a further loan of 800.000 pound to cover his debts, despite the failure of his first fraudulous attempt and a published account in 1823 by one the surviving settlers. He was able to maintain the scheme because the public disapproval focused on speculators in South American loans rather than his very colourful and positive misinterpretation of Poyais; even a pamphlet from 1827 warning investors about Poyais, makes no mention of him at all. He returned to Edinburgh and issued further land certificates to cover his debts from the defaulted securities of his previous loans. His wife died in 1837 and he returned to Venezuela the next year, where he received a citizenship and a pension because of his involvement in the Venezuelan struggle for independance. He lived out his days in Caracas where he was buried with full military honours with i.a. the president of Venezuela and his cabinet behind his coffin and was hailed as a military hero.

€ (300-500)
78 975 Economics  Smith A 78 975 Economics Smith A
78/ 975 [Economics]. Smith, A. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. Dublin, W. Porter for G. Burnet a.o., 1793, 5th ed., 2 vols., (III-)XIII,(1),498; VIII,489,(60)p., contemp. unif. calf w. 2 contrasting letterpieces.

- Vol. 1 lacks (as usual) htitle; frontcover and first 2 lvs. loose; partly sl. dogeared; both vols. first and final 2 lvs. (sl.) soiled/ dam. Bindings worn/ dam.

= First published 1776. Cf. Kress B2209; Goldsmiths 14612. PMM 221: "Where the political aspects of human rights had taken two centuries to explore, Smith's achievement was to bring the study of economic aspects to the same point in a single work. The Wealth of Nations is not a system, but as a provisional analysis it is completely convincing. The certainty of its criticism and its grasp of human nature have made it the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought."

€ (150-250) 325
78 976 Economics  Wee H van der and Kurgan Van Hentenryk G  ed  78 976 Economics Wee H van der and Kurgan Van Hentenryk G ed
78/ 976 [Economics]. Wee, H. van der and Kurgan-Van Hentenryk, G. (ed.). A History of European Banking. Antw., European Investment Bank/ Mercatorfonds, 2000, 422p., num. (full-p.) (col.) ills., orig. gilt cl. w. dustwr., slipcase, 4to.

- Occas. owner's annots.

Yamey, B.S. Art & Accounting. New Haven/ London, Yale University Press, 1989, 157p., (full-p.) (col.) ills., orig. cl. w. dustwr., sm. 4to. Boer, J.W. Bijdrage tot de kennis van de ontwikkeling der eigendomsoverdracht van onroerend goed in Nederland. Assen, H. Born, 1887, (16),412p., contemp. giltlettered hcalf.

- Upper hinge weak; bookplate on upper pastedown; owner's stamp on title. Ticket on spine.

Shell, M. Art & Money. Chicago/ London, University of Chicago Press, 1995, XVI,213p., (col.) ills., orig. hcl. w. dustwr. Pitlo, A. and Gehlen, A.Fl. De zeventiende en achttiende eeuwse notarisboeken. Deventer, Kluwer, 2004, 2nd rev. ed., XXVI,219,(6)p., ills., orig. cl. - AND 15 others, i.a. J. SOLL, The Reckoning (New York, 2014, ills., orig. boards) and J. GLEESON-WHITE, Double Entry (New York/ London, 2012, orig. boards w. dustwr.).

€ (70-90)
78 977 Egypt  Ahmad M 78 977 Egypt Ahmad M
78/ 977 [Egypt]. Ahmad, M. Concise Guide to the Principal Arabic Monuments in Cairo. Cairo, Government Press, 1939, XVIII,267,(1)p., plates, orig. wr.

- Bookblock split. Backstrip dam. and partly worn off.

Baikie, J. The Amarna Age. A Study of the Crisis in the Ancient World. Introd. S.A. Cook. London, A. & C. Black, 1926, XVII,(3),465,(3)p., 5 (fold.) (col.) lithogr. maps, 32 plates, orig. gilt cl. - AND 5 others, i.a. A.D. TOUNY and S. WENIG, Sport in Ancient Egypt (Leipsic, 1969, plates, ills., orig. cl. w. dustwr., 4to) and W.H.T. GAIRDNER, Egyptian Colloquial Arabic. A Conversation Grammar (London, 1926, 2nd ed., fold. table, orig. cl.).

€ (50-70)
78 978 Egypt  Marcel J J 78 978 Egypt Marcel J J
78/ 978 [Egypt]. Marcel, J.J. Égypte, depuis la conquète des Arabes jusqu'à la domination française. Paris, Firmin Didot frères, 1848, 3 parts in 1 vol., (4),255,(1); 215,(1); 212p., 76 (fold.) steelengr. maps and plates, contemp. gilt hmor. prize binding of Utrecht, w. the prize (to "Johannem Paul. v.d. Stok" bound in at the front) dated 1864.

- Final ±20 plates sl. creased in upper blank outer corner. Upper joint starting.

ADDED: Jancigny, D. de and Raymond, X. Inde. Paris, Firmin Didot frères, 1845, (4),590,(2)p., 2 fold. steelengr. maps, 82 (of 84?) plates, contemp. gilt hcalf.

- Possibly lacks 2 plates; occas. sl. yellowed; lower hinge split. Paper over frontcover sl. dam.

= Part of the series l'Univers.

€ (50-70)
78 979 Egypt  Müller W M 78 979 Egypt Müller W M
78/ 979 [Egypt]. Müller, W.M. Asien und Europa nach altägyptischen Denkmälern. Introd. G. Ebers. Leipsic, W. Engelmann, 1893, X,(2),403,(1)p., double-p. lithogr. map, ills., orig. buckram w. mor. letterpiece. Schäfer, H. Von ägyptischer Kunst. Eine Grundlage. Ibid., J.C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung, 1930, 3rd rev. ed., 2 vols., text vol.: XVI,424p.; plate vol.: (4 publ. cat.)p., 62 plates, contemp./ sl. later unif. gilt hvellum (orig. wr. plate vol. pres.), t.e.g. - AND 5 others, i.a. K. OPPEL, Das alte Wunderland der Pyramiden (ibid., 1875, (tinted) woodengr. plates, ills., orig. gilt cl.) and F. WOENIG, Die Pflanzen im alten Aegypten (ibid., 1886, ills., later hcl.).
€ (50-70)