First Edition. The author conducted an expedition to Macedonia under the auspices of the University of Cambridge with a view to studying the folk-lore of the country.
2. ADANSON, M[ichel] [1727-1806]. A Voyage To Senegal, The Isle Of Goree, And The River Gambia. Translated from the French. With Notes by an English Gentleman, who resided some Time in that Country. 8vo. pp. xiii, , 337, errata. folding engraved map. woodcut ornaments & initial. contemporary calf, rebacked (joints cracked, corners worn, map with light foxing & offsetting). London: Printed for J.Nourse and W.Johnston, 1759. $1,100
First Edition of the English Translation of the French botanist’s account of his travels in Senegal from 1749-53. The work is of particular interest for Adanson’s observations on natural history and descriptions of the dress, habitations, superstitions and impoverished living conditions of the inhabitants.
Cox I 383. cfGay 2883.
3. ADDISON, Charles G[reenstreet] [d. 1866]. Damascus And Palmyra: A Journey To The East. With A Sketch Of The State And Prospects Of Syria, Under Ibrahim Pasha. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xxvii, errata, 440; x, , 484. complete with initial blanks. 10 hand-coloured lithographed plates of local costume. An attractive set in contemporary blind & gilt-paneled calf, spines richly gilt (slight wear to spinal extremities, scattered foxing). London: Richard Bentley, 1838. $2,200
First Edition. An account of Addison’s travels from Malta via Greece (Patras, Argos, Athens, Delos, &c.), Turkey (Smyrna, Gallipolli, Constantinople, &c.), and Beirut, to Damascus and Palmyra in 1835. According to the British Library catalogue the hand-coloured lithographed plates by Madeley are after drawings by William Makepeace Thackeray.
Blackmer 5. Röhricht p. 388. Not in Abbey, Travel. Martin Hardie p. 216.
4. (AFRICA). ROBERT DE VAUGONDY, Gilles [1688-1766]. L’Afrique dressée, sur les relations les plus recentes, et assujettie aux observations astronomiques… Par le Sr. Robert De Vaugondy Geogr. ord. du Roy…Avec Privilege [Paris:]1756. 19 ¼” x 24 ½” (48.8 x 62.2 cm). original outline colour (edges of margins bit browned). $875
Revised edition of Robert de Vaugondy’s 1749 L’Afrique divisée. “The Cape is slightly more rounded and several mountain ranges have been removed and river courses changed. Capes Francois and Falso are added as also are Isle Marmotte and Mossel Bay.” (Tooley)
Tooley, Collectors’ Guide To Maps of The African Continent, p. 94. National Maritime Museum III 266. Nördenskiold II 245. Norwich 94.
5. (AFRICA). THOMSON, John [fl. 1813-1869]. North Africa. South Africa. [Two maps on one sheet]. Drawn & Engraved for Thomson’s New General Atlas. [Edinburgh:] 1815. 24 x 21” (61 x 53.4 cm). original colour (two short tears to lower margin, left margin trimmed to plate mark & light offsetting). $600
Thomson’s maps of North and South Africa show the tribes, villages, rivers, topography, lakes and the routes of Browne, Horneman, Bruce, Park and Campbell’s caravans.
Phillips, Atlases, 731. National Maritime Museum III 448. Tooley, Collectors’ Guide To Maps of The African Continent,p. 117 & Plate 86.
6. (AFRICA/NORTH). HONDIUS, Jodocus [1563-1612]. Barbaria. [Amsterdam: 1606]. Latin text on verso, pages numbered 315-316 & signature Zzzzzz. 14” x 18 ½” (35.5 x 47 cm). black and white (few pinholes near lower centre fold & short tear to lower centre fold repaired, few spots to lower margin). $1,000
First State. Hondius’ Barbaria includes maps of the Barbary Coast, Tunis and Egypt on one sheet.
Koeman II Me15.
- (AFRICA/WEST). HONDIUS, Jodocus [1563-1612]. Guineae Nova Descriptio. [Inset Map: ‘I.S. Thomae]. [Amsterdam: 1606]. Latin text on verso & signature ‘Cccccc’. 13 ¾” x 19 ½” (34.7 x 50.1 cm). black and white (two small holes to centre fold, centre fold tear to lower margin, repair to 4 cm tear cartouche tear & surface loss affecting few cm of blank area of cartouche & decoration). $1,350
First State from the 1606 edition of Mercator/Hondius’ Atlas Sive Cosmographicae. Hondius’ map of Guinea shows West Africa from Senegal to the Gulf of Guinea, including the island of São Thomé. Portuguese dominance of the region is reflected in the place-names.
Norwich’s Maps Of Africa, Map 316, p. 360. Tooley, Landmarks of Map Making, p. 154. Koeman II Me15.
8. ALEXANDER, Sir James Edw[ard] [1803-1885]. Bush Fighting. Illustrated By Remarkable Actions and Incidents Of The Maori War In New Zealand. 8vo. pp. xv, , 326,  + 32(publisher’s catalogue). folding coloured map of the north island, 14 plates & 3 text illus. original black & gilt-stamped cloth (recased, with new endpapers, cloth soiled, head of spine repaired, some fraying to extremities). London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low And Searle, 1873. $650
First Edition. A continuation of Alexander’s previously published Incidents of the Maori War. New Zealand. In 1860-61 (1863), carrying the account forward to 1866, when the service of the Imperial troops ended. Included are descriptions of the engagements at Rangiriri, Merimeri, Orakau, the Gate Pa, Nukumaru, Wereroa, &c., the Marire superstition, the escape of Maori prisoners in Wellington Harbour, &c.
Bagnall 79. Hocken p. 282.
9. [ALEXANDRE, Noël] [1639-1742]. Apologie Des Dominicains Missionnaires De La Chine, Ou Réponse Au Livre du Père Le Tellier Jésuite... 2 Volumes. 12mo. pp. 378, ; 3 p.l., 366, . contemporary sprinkled sheep, gilt backs (spinal extremities worn). armorial bookplate of Bernard de Noblet, Comte de Chenelette. Cologne: Heirs of Corneille d’Egmond, 1700. $1,550
Second Edition (?). Dominican critique of the Jesuit position on Confucian rites and ceremonies, written specifically in response to Michel Le Tellier’s Défense des Nouveaux Chrétiens and the Éclaircissement of Charles Le Gobien. First published the previous year. Lust also notes a so-called ‘second’ edition of 1700, apparently a re-issue of the first with cancel title.
cfBarbier I 245. cfCioranescu 6806. cfCordier, Sinica, 877. cfLust 854-55.
10. ALLASON, Thomas [1790-1852]. Picturesque Views Of The Antiquities Of Pola, In Istria. folio. large-paper. pp. 4 p.l., 67. with half-title. 10 plates on India paper, mounted (2 marked ‘Proof’), & 4 large vignettes in the text, engraved by W.B.Cooke, George Cooke, Henry Moses, & Cosmo Armstrong, after drawings by Allason, the frontis. drawn by J.M.W.Turner after a sketch by Allason. modern half calf (some foxing to plates & first half of text, institutional rubberstamp in lower margin of title & p. 33). London: John Murray; J.Taylor, J & A.Arch, J.Booth, And Colnaghi And Co., 1819. $2,250
First Edition. “Allason, an architect, travelled in Greece, 1814-15, as draughtsman to John and Edward Spencer Stanhope, and he produced the drawings for their works on Plataea, Olympia and Elis. Allason claimed to be the first to observe the entasis of Greek columns...The journey to Pola, the only maritime town of Istria to retain its ancient buildings, was made via Trieste while he was travelling with the Stanhopes. Allison dedicated his work to the Society of Dilettanti, which had long been interested in Pola and had wanted to erect a building of its own in Piccadilly modeled on the temple at Pola...the vignettes include a view of the Acropolis at Athens...”. (Blackmer)
Blackmer 25. Brunet I 188.
11. ALLEN, Charles H[arris]. A Visit To Queensland And Her Goldfields. 8vo. pp. viii, 367, . Untrimmed in original blind & gilt-stamped cloth (faint stamp on title & rear paste-down, bookplate removed, otherwise a nice bright copy). London: Chapman And Hall, 1870. $850
First Edition. The author resided for several months in 1869 in Queensland, during which time he visited the celebrated Goldfields of Gympie Creek not long after their discovery. He also inspected many of the lesser gold diggings and quartz reefs of Northern Queensland, and subsequently was able to compare them with some of the older and more developed goldfields of Victoria. Included are chapters on Sydney and the Blue Mountains, Brisbane and the Darling Downs, Rockhampton and the Fitzroy River, Gympie Goldfields, Quartz Reefs of Northern Queenland, Australian aborigines, Melbourne, Ballarat, Port Phillip Mining Company, Clunes, the potato district, emigration, New Zealand. The last four chapters describe the return journey to England via Panama, New York, Niagara and Quebec.
Ferguson 5867. Bagnall 97.
12. ALLOM, Thomas [1804-1872] (Illus.) & REEVE, Emma (Text).Character And Costume In Turkey And Italy. folio. pp. 23, . 20 tinted plates lithographed by Hullmandel after drawings by Allom (incl. additional title. original blind-stamped cloth, gilt edges, rebacked in morocco (corners worn, front cover bit spotted, light marginal foxing to some plates). ownership entry of American artist, John Sartain. London: Fisher, Son, & Co., [c1845]. $3,300
Second Edition, with one less Italian plate. The nine plates of Turkish subjects were lithographed from drawings which appeared as steel engravings in Walsh’s Constantinople and the Scenery of the Seven Churches of Asia Minor (1838). Allom was commissioned by the publisher Fisher to travel and take drawings in the Levant, and spent nine months travelling in Asia Minor, Syria, Constantinople, and Palestine in 1836-37.
cfBlackmer 1400. cfColas 86. cfHiler p. 19. cfLipperheide 1282. cfVinet 2128.
13. ALLOM, Thomas [1804-1872] (Illus.) & WALSH, Thomas [1772-1852] (Text). Constantinople And The Scenery Of The Seven Churches Of Asia Minor Illustrated, In A Series Of Drawings From Nature…With An Historical Account Of Constantinople, And Descriptions Of The Plates… 2 Volumes in 1. 4to. pp. 2 p.l., xxxvi, 84; 2 p.l., 100. 2 engraved maps (1 double-page), 2 engraved titles, & 94 engraved plates (incl. frontis.). contemporary full blind & gilt-stamped roan, all edges gilt, rebacked with spines mounted, endpapers preserved (light marginal soiling & foxing to frontis. & engraved title in Vol. II, staining & creasing in gutter margin of frontis. & engraved title in Vol. I). London & Paris: Fisher, Son, & Co., [c1839]. $2,300
First Edition. Including views of Constantinople from the Golden Horn, the great cemetery of Scutari, the Mosque of Sultan Soliman, the Great Bazaar, the Mosque of Santa Sophia, the Ruins of Ephesus, the Acropolis at Sardis, Philadelphia, the Gardens of the Seraglio, Obelisk of Theodosius in the Atmeidan, the Sultan’s new palace on the Bosphorus, the Castle of Smyrna, the Monastery of St. George of the Precipice, the town and castle of Paramythia in Albania, the Ruins of Laodicea, &c.
Blackmer 1766 (93 plates).
14. (AMSTERDAM). SENEX, John [fl. 1690-1740]. A New Map of the City of Amsterdam… [London: 1721]. 19 ½” x 23 ½” (49.7 x 59.6 cm). black and white (tears to margins & 6 cm tear to engraved surface at lower centre fold & entire centre fold reinforced). $1,500
Senex’s map of Amsterdam includes two keyed reference to the streets and lanes and a list of the names of the bulwarks. The map is decorated with a handsome cartouche showing fish, boats, sea birds, sea shells and male and female figures.
National Maritime Museum III 434 (‘A New General Atlas’).
15. ANDERSON, J[ohn] W[illiam]. Notes Of Travel In Fiji And New Caledonia With Some Remarks On South Sea Islanders And Their Languages. 8vo. pp. xii, [2 leaves], 288. with half-title. frontis. map & 4 illus. on 3 chromolithographed plates. later half calf (lower front joint wormed). London: Ellissen & Co., 1880. $700
16. ANDRADE, José Ignacio de [1780-1833]. Cartas Escriptas Da India E Da China Nos Annos De 1815 A 1835…Segunda Edicão. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 12 p.l., 283, blank, index;5 p.l.,269, blank, incl. index. with half-titles. 12 lithographed portraits & 1 wood-engraving. A nice set in contemporary quarter roan (some light foxing to plates). Lisbon: National Press, 1847. $900
Second Edition (first: 1843) A collection of one hundred letters written by Andrade to his wife, D. Maria Gertrudes de Andrade. Several relate to India (Calcutta) and Macao but the vast majority concern China, its history, current state, trade and commerce, and manners and customs. They are partly based on the author’s own observations made during twenty years spent in the Far East and contain much information on Portuguese explorations, activities, and relations there.
cfCordier 2114. cfLust 109.
17. ANSON, George [1697-1762]. Reize Rondsom De Werreld, Gedaan in de Jaaren 1740 tot 1744…Door Richard Walter…Derde Druk… 4to. pp. 16 p.l., 384, [1 leaf]. with half-title. title in red & black with engraved vignette. 35 engraved maps & plates (33 folding). woodcut vignettes. An uncut copy, bound in contemporary half calf (joints starting to crack, head of spine chipped, some scattered foxing, a few leaves & plates embrowned). Leyden: Johannes Le Mair, Stephanus Jacobus Baalde, Cornelis Van Hoogeveen, Junior, 1765. $1,000
Third Edition of the Dutch Translation. “A masterpiece of descriptive travel…the most popular book of maritime adventure of the eighteenth century.” (Hill) Anson commanded the small British squadron sent at the beginning of the war with Spain to harass the Spaniards on the west coast of South America and cut off their supplies of wealth from the Pacific. Disasters and hardships plagued the expedition; most of the ships were lost around Cape Horn, and on the Chilean coast, and of a crew of 960, less than 350 survived. Eventually the Centurion alone was left, but Anson persevered and succeeded in capturing a gold-laden Spanish galleon near Manila. The prize he earned as a result settled his fortune for life. This is the official account of his voyage of circumnavigation, compiled from Anson’s journals by Richard Walter, chaplain on board the Centurion, and revised by Benjamin Robins.
Howgego A100. Sabin 1641. cfBell W40 (1st Edn. in Dutch, 1749). cfBorba de Moraes I pp. 38-39. cfCox I 50. cfKroepelien 1078. cfHill pp. 317-18. cfNational Maritime Museum I 112.
18. ANVILLE, [Jean Baptiste Bourguignon] D’ [1697-1782]. An Atlas Of Ancient Geography…With Two Additional Maps…The Whole Materially Improved, By Inserting The Modern Names Of Places Under The Antient. large folio. title + 12 hand-coloured engraved maps (11 double-page). wood-engraved title vignette. contemporary half calf (binding worn, joints partly cracked, extremities damaged). London: Richard Homes Laurie, . $1,600
Including maps of the world, the Roman Empire (East and West), Roman Britain (by D.Horsley), France, Italy, Greece (2, the second by Barbié du Bocage), Asia Minor and Syria, Palestine, Egypt, and Europe (Germany-France-Italy-Spain-British Isles).
National Maritime Museum III 202.
19. ARNOLD, Edward Lester [Linden] [d. 1935]. On The Indian Hills; Or, Coffee-Planting In Southern India. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., 322; 2 p.l., 410. contemporary half chagrin, gilt backs (bit rubbed, neat gilt institutional crest on upper covers & lower spines, short scar on upper front cover of Vol. II). London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1881. $900
First Edition. A detailed description of coffee plantation life in the Kerala region of southwestern India. The author also gives an account of his voyage out via Gibraltar and Egypt, and devotes several chapters to Ceylon, Kandy, Bombay and Poona.
20. [ARNOLD, Julian Tregenna Biddulph]. Palms And Temples Being Notes Of A Four Months’ Voyage upon the Nile…With a Preface By Edwin Arnold... 8vo. pp. xii, 371. with half-title. wood-engraved frontis. & additional wood-engraved title. contemporary half chagrin, gilt back (leather chafed, neat gilt institutional crest on upper cover & lower spine, light foxing to outer leaves). London: Tinsley Brothers, 1882. $300
First Edition. Arnold gives his impressions of Siût, Girgeh, Assouan, Aboo Simbel, Dakkeh, Mahattah, Karnak, Luxor, Thebes, Denderah, tombs, temples, and other antiquities, native life and customs, scenery, and also provides an account of the shipwreck of their first boat early on in the trip.
Ibrahim-Hilmy I p. 43.
21. ARRIANUS, [Flavius]. De Expedit[ione] Alex[andri] Magni, Historiarum Libri VIII. Ex Bonavent. Vulcanii Brug. nova interpretatione… folio. pp. 6 p.l., 198 [i.e. 200; pp. 91-92 repeated in pagination], 68 [i.e. 70; pp. 54-55 repeated in pagination], index, [1 leaf]. complete with blank d6 (not included in pagination). Greek & Latin text in parallel columns. woodcut printer’s device on title. woodcut ornaments & initials. A nice copy in contemporary vellum, overlapping fore-edges (light soiling to covers, front endleaves, title & 2 other pages, occasional faint foxing, title with short tear repaired in lower inner margin & small piece torn from lower outer margin). ms. ownership entry on title of the Jesuit College at Antwerp, dated 1619. [Geneva]: Henri Estienne, 1575. $3,500
First Edition Edited by Bonaventura Vulcanius. “An important edition of Arrian’s Anabasis of Alexander the Great, and its continuation, the Indica, edited with a Latin translation by the Flemish humanist from Bruges, Bonaventura Vulcanius (De Smet, 1538-1614]; following the texts of Arrian, Vulcanius has added Plutarch’s Life of Alexander (in Greek and Latin), as well as Plutarch’s essay On the Fortune or Virtue of Alexander (Greek text with the Latin version by Guillaume Budé).” (Schreiber) “This is the first critical edition of the expedition of Alexander by Arrian. Vulcanius, when at Constantinople, received an ancient Greek Ms. from Henry Stephen, which he carefully collated; and by aid of which he improved both the text of the author and the emendations of his predecessors.” (Dibdin)
On his celebrated march from 334 to 323 B.C., the King of Macedonia led his army from Macedonia through Greece, Turkey, Syria, Egypt, Palestine, Persia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and on into India. He was accompanied by a large number of scholars, scientists, cartographers and interpeters, and his expedition added greatly to the geographical knowledge at the time.
Adams A2010. Brunet I 497. Dibdin, 4th Edn., I p. 328. Graesse I 227. Howgego A55. Moss I pp. 187-88. Renouard 142, 7. Schreiber 195.
22. ARROWSMITH, Aaron [1750-1823]. A New General Atlas…Exhibiting The Boundaries And Divisions, Also the Chains of Mountains and other Geographical Features of all the Known Countries in the World. 4to. [ff. 2]. engraved title vignette. 53 engraved maps (1 double-page). contemporary half roan (very worn, joints partly split, hinges taped, dampstaining to lower margins, pencil notes & doodles on verso of some maps, several penned entries on 2 maps, 1 world map with Australia partly inked in, several ink stains on map of South America, some light foxing, lower outer corner of first few leaves dog-eared). London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown & Green, 1829. $1,300
cfNational Maritime Museum, Atlases, 293 (1817).
23. ARTHUR, J.K. Kangaroo And Kauri Sketches And Anecdotes Of Australia And New Zealand. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., x, [2 leaves], 132. with half-title. 6 plates (incl. frontis.). original cloth (bit puckered in spots, stain to lower cover, internally very good). London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1894. $225
First Edition. Miscellaneous observations based on several years experience in the colonies, including chapters on immigration, sheep farming and wool-shearing, flora and fauna, kangaroo hunting, the expedition of Burke and Wills, manners and customs of the aborigines, &c.
Ferguson 6137. Not in Bagnall or Hocken.
24. (ASIA). SANSON, Nicolas [1600-1667] / JAILLOT, Alexis Hubert [c1632-1712]. L’Asie divisée en ses Principales Regions et ou se peuvent voir l’estendue des Empires… Par le Sr. Sanson… Presentée… Par… Hubert Jaillot (Cartouche title). A Paris Chez H. Jaillot… 1719. Cordier Sculp. 2 sheets joined measuring 23” x 35” (entire sheet; 58.2 x 88.9 cm). original outline colour (margins closely trimmed, few short tears to title area, 2.5 cm tear to lower border). $1,500
1719 Jaillot edition of Sanson’s two sheet map of Asia, South Pacific and parts of Africa and Europe.
25. ATKINSON, George Francklin. “Curry & Rice,” On Forty Plates; Or, The Ingredients Of Social Life At “Our Station” In India...Third Edition. folio. [ff. 44]. 40 tinted lithographed plates after drawings by the author (incl. additional title) after drawings by the author. original blind & gilt-stamped decorative cloth, all edges gilt, rebacked with spine mounted. London: Day & Son, [c1860?]. $1,100
An attractive collection of plates depicting social and sporting life in British India, including images of horse-racing, tiger-shooting, and pig-sticking. The author was a captain in the Bengal engineers.
cfAbbey, Travel, 487.
26. (AUSTRALIA). THOMSON, John [fl. 1813-1869]. New Holland and Asiatic Isles. Drawn and Engraved for Thomson’s New General Atlas. [Edinburgh: 1821]. 21 ¼” x 25 ¼” (54 x 64.5 cm). original colour (centre fold tear repaired & ink smudge to lower right corner). $800
Phillips, Atlases, 731. National Maritime Museum III 448. Tooley, The Mapping of Australia, 1256 (dated 1814).
27. AYMÉ, J[ean] J[acques] [1752-1818]. Déportation Et Naufrage De J.J.Aymé, Ex-Législateur...Avec Quelques observations sur cette Colonie et sur les Nègres. 8vo. pp. 269,  + 11(ads). with half-title. Uncut & unopened in original wrs., rebacked in paper preserving original printed spine label (spine chipped). Paris: Maradan, . $500
First Edition. A description of the colony for political exiles at Cayenne in French Guiana and account of the author's own banishment there as a royalist in 1798. Also recounted is his subsequent escape on board the American ship Gothenburg which was shipwrecked off the coast of Scotland. Included at the end is a twenty-five page table providing names and details respecting those exiled to Cayenne in 1798 along with Aymé.
BellA381. Howgego L37. Sabin 2521. cfJCB II 4064.
28. BACKHOUSE, Sir E[dmund] [1873-1944] & J.O.P.BLAND. Annals & Memoirs Of The Court Of Peking (From The 16th To The 20th Century). 8vo. pp. x, 531, . tipped-in errata slip. 25 plates (1 folding). original cloth, gilt vignette on upper cover (small ink stain on spine). London: William Heinemann, . $300
29. BACKHOUSE, James [1794-1869]. A Narrative Of A Visit To The Australian Colonies. 8vo. pp. xii, plate list & errata, 560, cxliv. 3 folding engraved maps by J.Wyld, 15 etched plates (1 folding), & 11 text illus. original blind-stamped cloth, recased (slight fraying to extremities, some foxing to plates, outer margin of folding plate slightly ragged). London: Hamilton, Adams, And Co. & York: John L.Linney, 1843. $1,250
First Edition. Quaker missionaries James Backhouse and George Washington Walker spent six years in Australia investigating penal and Aboriginal establishments and natural history, 1832-38. They visited Van Diemen’s Land, Norfolk Island, Moreton Bay, Port Macquarie, Wellington Valley, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth, and were encouraged and given free access in their investigations by Lieut.-Governor Arthur and Governor Bourke. Their important reports (some printed here in the Appendix) were sent to these administrators as well to the London Friends and the Colonial Office, and were used by reformers of prisons and Aboriginal settlements. Backhouse and Walker also distributed religious literature, urged the formation of non-sectarian charities, encouraged savings banks, benevolent and prison societies, established a Quaker meeting house in Hobart, inspected hospitals and recommended asylums and human treatment for the insane. Backhouse, who was a botanist, collected a valuable herbarium which he sent to Kew Gardens, and in recognition of his contribution to the knowledge of Australian vegetation, particularly of the inland species, the genus of a myrtaceous shrub was named Backhousia. Included among the plates, after drawings by Backhouse, is a notable depiction of a convict chain-gang. An essential source for the period, with much invaluable information on the subjects with which it deals.
Ferguson 3558. Hocken 238. Bagnall 238. Smith I p. 156.
30. BADEN-POWELL, B[aden] F[letcher] S[myth] [1860-1937]. In Savage Isles And Settled Lands Malaysia, Australasia, And Polynesia 1888-1891. 8vo. pp. x, 438. with half-title. 2 maps (1 folding) & 9 plates (incl. frontis.), & 42 text illus. title in red & black. Untrimmed in original cloth, gilt vignette on upper cover (some soiling to cloth). London: Richard Bentley And Son, 1892. $400
First Edition. Chapters on Ceylon and India, Southern Australia, Queensland, Papua, New Guinea, Malaysia, Borneo, New Zealand, the Tonga or Friendly Islands, the Sandwich Islands, and San Francisco.
Ferguson 14298 [vide POWELL].
31. BAIKIE, William Balfour [1825-1864]. Narrative Of An Exploring Voyage Up The Rivers Kwo’ra And Bi’nue (Commonly Known As The Niger And Tsadda) In 1854…Published With The Sanction Of Her Majesty’s Government. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., [vi]-xvi, 456. lacking half-title. wood-engraved frontis. & title vignette. folding lithographed plan of the Screw Steamship ‘Pleiad’ & folding map by John Arrowsmith. contemporary half calf (bit rubbed, small chip to upper rear joint). London: John Murray, 1856. $1,100
First Edition. Baikie joined the government-sponsored Niger expedition of 1854 as a surgeon and naturalist. One of their primary objectives, which they failed to accomplish, was to make contact with the German explorer, Heinrich Barth, who had reached the upper Niger River from the Sahara. After the death of the captain, Baikie assumed command of the exploring vessel. Under his command, the steamship Pleiad made the first successful voyage up the Niger and its principal tributary, the Benue, traversing over two hundred and fifty miles of previously uncharted water.
NCBEL III 1670. National Maritime Museum I 232 (citing map & 4 engraved plates in error).
32. BAKER, Sir Samuel White [1821-1893]. Ismailia Récit D'Une Expédition Dans L'Afrique Centrale Pour L'Abolition De La Traité Des Noirs...Ouvrage Traduit De L'Anglais Avec L'Autorisation De L'Auteur Par Hippolyte Vattemare... 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., iii, 439. 2 lithographed maps (incl. 1 folding). engraved frontis. portrait. numerous wood-engraved text illus. (most full-page). Uncut & partially unopened in modern quarter calf (small dampmark in outer margin of frontis. & first few leaves, scattered light foxing). Paris: Hachette Et Cie, 1875. $500
First Edition of the French Translation by Hipolyte Vattemare. In 1869, Baker became the first Englishman to undertake high office under the Egyptian government when he was appointed by the Khedive Ismail governor-general of the Equatorial Nile basin for a term of four years, with the rank of pacha and major-general in the Ottoman army. His major tasks were the subjection to Egyptian authority of the countries south of Gondokoro, the suppression of the slave-trade and the opening up of the region to regular trade and commerce.
33. BAKER, Sir Samuel White [1821-1893]. Ismailia: A Narrative Of The Expedition To Central Africa For The Suppression Of The Slave Trade. Organized By Ismail, Khedive Of Egypt. 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., -542. 2 partly coloured maps (1 folding), engraved frontis. portrait, & 53 wood-engraved plates. original gilt-stamped pictorial cloth (small stain on front cover, large stain on rear cover, extremities frayed). New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1875. $275
First American Edition.
cfBlackmer 66. Ibrahim-Hilmy I 49.
34. BAKER, Sir Samuel White [1821-1893]. The Nile Tributaries Of Abyssinia, And The Sword Hunters Of The Hamran Arabs. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., [v]-xxii, [1 leaf], 596. engraved frontis. & 2 maps (1 folding – the other partly coloured), & 24 illus. on 23 wood-engraved plates. original gilt-stamped pictorial cloth (slight spotting to covers, slight wear to spine ends). London: Macmillan And Co., 1867. $1,500
First Edition. A record of Baker’s preliminary explorations of the Nile tributaries of Abyssinia in which he was engaged for fourteen months before embarking on the journey which led to his greatest achievement, the discovery of the Albert Nyanza, the origin of the Nile. During this periodhe also mastered Arabic, acquired the use of astronomical instruments, and engaged in big game hunting. “His prowess in the field won for him the friendship and admiration of the Hamran Arabs, themselves mighty hunters.” (DNB). “The value of…[Baker’s] observations proving the Nile sediment to be due to the Abyssinian tributaries was publicly recognised by Sir Roderick Murchison, president of the Royal Geographical Society.” (Ibid.)
Finely Illustrated Work on Southern India and Ceylon
35. BALDAEUS, Philippus [1632-1672]. Wahrhaftige Ausführliche Beschreibung Der Berühmten Ost-Indischen Kusten Malabar und Coromandel, Als auch der Insel Zeylon… folio. pp. 4 p.l., 610, colophon & plate list, index. additional engraved title, full-page engraved portrait of the author, 34 engraved maps & views (33 double-page, 1 folding), & numerous engravings in the text (several full-page). text in double columns. contemporary calf (corners worn, small tear to head of spine, short tears to lower margin of prelims & 1 map repaired with no loss, scattered light foxing, tears to plan of Negapatam repaired – no loss). Amsterdam: Johannes Jansson van Waasberge & Johannes van Someren, 1672. $7,000
First Edition of the German Translation of this finely illustrated work on Southern India and Ceylon, including extensive descriptions of the geography of the region, the major cities and ports, history and natural history, trade and commerce, government, the manners, customs and Hindu religion of the native inhabitants, the wars between the Portuguese and Dutch, &c. “The author was a Dutch missionary in Malabar and Coromandel districts. His narrative gives considerable information on the Dutch settlements in southern India. He bears witness to the dreaded Malabar pirates who still infested the western coasts of India…”. (Oaten, Early Travellers and Travels in India) The plates include views and plans of Amadabath, Surat, the English fort in Bombay, Cochin, Goa, Negapatam, Masulipatam, Galle, Colombo, Negumbo, Jaffna, &c.
Landwehr, VOC, 557. Howgego B10. cfBell B19. cfCox I 283. cfTiele 70.
36. BALFOUR, J.O. A Sketch Of New South Wales. 8vo. pp. iv, 136, [1 leaf], 24(ads). original blind-stamped cloth (head of spine frayed). London: Smith, Elder And Co., 1845. $400
37. BALLOU, Mauturin M[urray] [1820-1895]. History Of Cuba; Or, Notes of a Traveller in the Tropics. Being A Political, Historical, And Statistical Account Of The Island, From Its First Discovery To The Present Time. 12mo. pp. viii, 230, ads. 6 wood-engraved plates (incl. frontis.). original blind-stamped cloth (spine ends frayed, endpapers renewed, slight discolouration to lower spine). Boston: Phillips, Sampson And Company, New York: J.C.Derby…, 1854. $275
First Edition. Including much on politics, and remarks and observations on slavery, religion, music and theatre, bull-fighting, tobacco consumption, agriculture, trade, &c.
Cundall 650. Sabin 2972.
38. (BARBADOS). MOLL, Herman [fl. 1678-1732].The island of Barbadoes Divided into its Parishes with the Roads, Paths &c. &c… By H. Moll Geographer. Printed and sold by Tho: Bowles next ye Chapter House in St. Pauls Church yard & J. Bowles…[London: 1732]. 11 ¾” x 14 ½” (29.5 x 37 cm). original outline colour. horizontal & vertical folds as issued (small paper flaw near right border). $600
Moll’s plan shows the plantantions and sugar works (with one to three windmills), fortifications, churches, towns, paths, roads of Barbados.
Phillips, Atlases, 578 (Atlas Minor).
39. BARKER, William Burckhardt [1810?-1856]. Lares And Penates: Or, Cilicia And Its Governors; Being A Short Historical Account Of That Province From The Earliest Times To the Present Day...Edited By William Francis Ainsworth... 8vo. pp. xiv, 394. 20 wood-engraved plates (incl. frontis.), several text illus., title vignette. folding map. 19th century calf (prize binding with presentation bookplate), gilt back (covers scuffed, short closed tear at head of spine). London: Ingram, Cooke, 1853. $375
First Edition. Barker gathered the materials for this detailed history during his lengthy residence at Tarsus in the consular service from 1838. It includes an interesting description of some household gods of the ancient Cilicians which Barker himself discovered and brought back to England.
40. BARRASS, Edward [1821-1898]. Missionary Scenes In Many Lands. 8vo. pp. 200, ads. wood-engraved text illus. (some full-page, incl. frontis.). A very nice copy in original black & blind-stamped cloth. Missionary Society of the Methodist Church of Canada prize bookplate (1885). Toronto: Methodist Mission Rooms, 1885. $200
First Edition. Chapters on Japan, Fiji, the Friendly Islands, New Zealand, Africa, and the missionary labours of William Taylor (California, Australia, Africa, West Indies, India, South America) and Samuel Mathabathe (Natal). The author came to Canada from England as a Methodist minister in 1853.
41. [BARROW, John] [1764-1848]. The Eventful History Of The Mutiny And Piratical Seizure Of H.M.S. Bounty: Its Cause And Consequences… Second Edition. 16mo. pp. xi, [1 leaf]plate list, 356. 6 engraved plates by Lieut.-Col. Batty (incl. frontis.). contemporary ribbed calf, gilt back, gilt back, recased preserving endpapers (joints cracked, some foxing to plates & adjacent leaves). Presentation inscription to Henry Manley from Revd. Chancellor Potts, September 1835. London: John Murray…Sold By Thomas Tegg And Son, 1835. $400
“…Barrow gave a most interesting account of the later fortunes of the mutineers, also an account of the voyage and wreck of the Pandora, bringing back the mutineers from Tahiti, the trial of the mutineers, letters written by Capt. Peter Heywood to his sister, and the discovery of John Adams and the Bounty descendants on Pitcairn Island.” (Hill)
cfFerguson 1416. cfHill p. 346. cfKroepelien 46. cfO’Reilly-Reitman 573. cfSabin 3662.
42. BARTH, Heinrich [1821-1865]. Reiser og Opdagesser I Nord= og Mellem=Afrika... 2 Volumes in 1. 8vo. pp. 4 p.l., 500; 3 p.l., 434. engraved frontis. portrait, folding lithographed map, 8 lithographed plates (incl. folding plan), & 71 wood-engravings in the text. inserted mounted photograph of 4 bare-breasted native women. contemporary half sheep (spine & corners scratched & worn, moderate foxing throughout - heavier on frontis. & titles, library rubberstamp on first title, second title backed). Copenhagen: Fr. Woldikes, 1860. $450
First Edition of the abridged Danish Translation of Barth’s account of his travels in north and central Africa, 1850-55 (first published simultaneously in English and German in 5 Volumes, 1857-58).“...one of the most fruitful expeditions ever undertaken in inner Africa. In addition to journeys across the Sahara, Barth traversed the country from Lake Chad and Bagirmi on the east to Timbuktu on the west and Cameroon on the south, making prolonged sojourns in the ancient sultanates or emirates of Bornu, Kano, Nupe, Sokoto and Gando and at Timbuktu. He studied minutely the topography, history, civilizations and resources of the countries he visited...For accuracy, interest, variety and extent of information Barth’s Travels have few rivals among works of the kind. It is a book that will always rank as a standard authority on the regions in question...”. (Encyc. Britan., 11th Edn.)
cfIbrahim-Hilmy I 53-54.
43. BARTLETT, W[illiam] H[enry] [1819-1854]. Jerusalem Revisited. 8vo. pp. viii, [2 leaves], 202. 22 steel-engraved plates (incl. additional title, frontis., & folding panorama of Jerusalem). 18 wood-engraved text illus. modern bds. (scattered light foxing, marginal dampstaining to plates, small rubberstamp on title). London, Edinburgh & New York: T.nelson And Sons, 1866. $225
cfTobler p. 167.
44. BARTLETT, W[illiam] H[enry] [1809-1854] (Illus.) & BEATTIE, William [1793-1875] (Text). Switzerland. Illustrated In A Series Of Views Taken Expressly For This Work By W.H.Bartlett. 2 Volumes. 4to. pp. 1 p.l., iv, , 188; 2 p.l., 152. folding engraved map of Switzerland & 108 steel-engraved plates (incl. additional titles). contemporary half calf (covers spotted, light wear to spine ends, some offsetting, occasional hint of foxing to plates). London: George Virtue, 1836. $1,350
First Edition. Including views of Zurich, Basel, Bern, Lucerne, Fribourg, Lausanne, Mont Blanc, Geneva, the Falls of Schaffhausen, &c. .
45. BARTLETT, W[illiam] H[enry] [1809-1854] & W[illiam] BROCKEDON [1787-1854](Illus.) & BEATTIE, William (Text).The Waldenses Or Protestant Valleys Of Piedmont, Dauphiny, And The Ban De La Roche. 4to. pp. 4 p.l., 216. engraved frontis. portrait, additional engraved title, folding engraved map & 70 steel-engraved views. contemporary half morocco, gilt back, all edges gilt (extremities rubbed, portrait & engraved title foxed, marginal foxing to some other plates). armorial bookplate of Joseph Ffeilden. ownership entry of Canadian historian Edwin C.Guillet [1898-1975]. London: George Virtue, 1838. $700
46. BARTLETT, W[illiam] H[enry] [1809-1854] ET AL. (Illus.) & CARNE, John [1789-1844] (Text). Syria, The Holy Land & Asia Minor Illustrated. In A Series Of One Hundred And Twenty Views, Drawn From Nature By W.H.Bartlett, William Purser, And Thomas Allom… 3 Volumes. 4to. pp. 2 p.l., 80; 76; 100, index. 2 steel-engraved maps & 120 steel-engraved plates (incl. additional titles). without the engraved frontis. portrait, as usual. contemporary half chagrin, gilt edges (extremities slightly rubbed, occasional light foxing, dampstaining to margins of plates at beginning of Vols. I & III & to lower outer portion of plates in Vol. II). London: Peter Jackson…, [1836-38]. $1,400
First Edition. Including views of Damascus, Balbec, Antioch, Tripoli, Rhodes, Lebanon, Beirut, Jaffa, Caipha, Alexandria, Sidon, Acre, Eden, Jerusalem, Bethany, &c. Blackmer 291. Röhricht 1690.Tobler p. 167.
47. BARTLETT, W[illiam] H[enry] [1809-1854] (Illus.) & PARDOE, [Julia] [1808-1862] (Text). The Beauties Of The Bosphorus…Illustrated in a Series of Views of Constantinople And Its Environs, From Original Drawings By W.H.Bartlett. 4to. pp. 2 p.l., 164. 1 steel-engraved map, engraved frontis. portrait of Ms. Pardoe, additional engraved title & 78 other steel-engraved plates. full contemporary blind & gilt-stamped roan, gilt edges, rebacked with spine mounted (some scattered foxing, generally light & confined to plate margins but several plates more extensively affected). London: George Virtue, 1838. $1,550
First Edition. Including views of the Palace of Beshik-Tash, mausoleum of Solyman, bazaars of Constantinople, mosque of Sultan Achmet, Scutari, Fort Beil-Gorod, &c. Blackmer 1254. Robinson, Wayward Women, p. 190.
48. BATCHELOR, John. The Ainu And Their Folk-Lore. 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., ix-xxvi, . title in red & black. 137 text illus. (some full-page) from photos & sketches by the author. original white & gilt-stamped pictorial cloth (slight puckering to spine). London: The Religious Tract Society, 1901. $800
First Edition. The author spent sixty-four years from 1877 to 1941 as an Anglican missionary to the Ainu, an indigenous people of Japan settled on the northern island of Hokkaido.
49. BELCHER, Sir Edward [1799-1877]. Narrative Of A Voyage Round The World, Performed In Her Majesty’s Ship Sulphur, During The Years 1836-1842, Including Details Of The Naval Operations In China, From Dec. 1840, To Nov. 1841… 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xxii [i.e. xxxviii], , 387; vi, , 324, , -474. 19 engraved plates & 3 folding engraved maps. 20 wood-engraved text illus. contemporary half calf (covers rubbed, edges & corners worn, some plates spotted &/or with browned margins). London: Henry Colburn, 1843. $2,000
First Edition. The purpose of the expedition was to explore and survey the Pacific Coast of North and South America, from Valparaiso, Chile, to Alaska. Captain F.W.Beechey was appointed commander, but was replaced early on because of illness, by Captain Belcher. Among the harbours and ports visited and surveyed along the northwest coast were Port Etches, in King William’s Sound, Point Riou and Port Mulgrave, Kodiak Island, Sitka or New Archangel, in Norfolk Sound, Friendly Cove, in Nootka Sound, San Francisco, Monterey, the Columbia River, Bodega (the Russian position near San Francisco), Santa Barbara, San Pedro, San Juan, San Diego, &c. At Sitka, the officers were greeted by the Russian governor, Captain Koupreanoff. At San Francisco, they undertook a month long journey in open boats up the Sacramento River. The Sulphur also stopped at the Hawaiian Islands, the Marquesas, Society and Tonga Islands, New Hebrides, Solomon Islands, and New Guinea. The appendix contains an important description of the botany and zoology of the voyage, including references to the vegetation of Australia and New Zealand, written by Richard Brinsley Hinds, botanist of the expedition.
Cowan 15. Ferguson 3564. Hill p. 20. Howes B-318. Kroepelian 73. Lada-Mocarski 117. Sabin 4390. Strathern & Edwards 34 (17 plates only). Wickersham 6543a.
50. [BELLIN, Jacques Nicolas] [1703-1772].Essai Géographique Sur Les Isles Britanniques. 4to. pp. 3 p.l., 471. additional engraved title. 5 engraved maps with outline colour (2 folding), & 36 engraved plans & views in the text (incl. vignette on title, a full-page plan of London & 1 illus. not noted on index leaf). contemporary mottled calf, gilt back (spine ends & corners worn, joints cracked, small dampstain to lower inner margin of some leaves). Paris: Didot, 1757. $2,600
First Edition of this finely illustrated work by the leading French cartographer of the period, who especially noted for his maps of the French territories in North America. Bellin, a philosophe and Encyclopédiste, was chief hydrographic engineer at the Dépôt des Cartes of the French Ministère de la Marine and a member of the Académie de Marine and the Royal Society of London.The present essay is divided into three parts,the first being a geographical description of England, Scotland, and Ireland, the second a routier or guide to the coasts, and the third an analysis of Bellin’s and others’ maps of the British Isles. The attractive engraved vignettes by Choffard, Delacroix and Haussard depict plans and views of major cities. The work reflects French ambitions at the beginning of the Seven Years’ War to invade Great Britain, which was in fact unsuccessfully attempted in 1759.
Cohen-De Ricci 129.
51. BENKO, Jerolim Freiherr Von. Reise S.M. Schiffes Zrinyi uber Malta, Tanger und Teneriffa nach Westindie in den Jahren 1885 und 1886. 8vo. pp. vii, 276,  + [1 leaf]ads. folding coloured lithographed map. modern half cloth. Pola...Vienna: Carl Gerold, 1887. $350
First Edition. Report of an official Austrian expedition to the West Indies from the Mediterranean port of Pola, Yugoslavia, published as a supplement to Mittheilungen aus dem Gebiete des Seewesens. It contains important information on the places visited, inter alia, Trinidad, Barbados, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Puerto Rico, Jamaica and Cuba.
52. BENJAMIN, S[amuel] G[reene] W[heller] [1837-1914]. The Atlantic Islands As Resorts Of Health And Pleasure. 8vo. pp. 274, 3(ads). wood-engraved frontis. & numerous text illlus. original black & gilt-stamped cloth (spine ends & corners worn & frayed, 1 gathering partly sprung). New York: Harper & Brothers, 1878. $250
First Edition. Chapters on the Bahamas, the Azores, the Channel Islands, the Magdalen Islands, Madeira, Teneriffe, Newfoundland, the Bermudas, Belleise-En-Mer, Prince Edward Island, Isles of Shoals, Cape Breton Island, and the Isle of Wight.
53. BENNETT, George [1804-1893].Wanderings In New South Wales, Batavia, Pedir Coast, Singapore, And China; Being The Journal Of A Naturalist In Those Countries, During 1832, 1833, And 1834. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., [vii]-xv, blank, 440, [1 leaf]note; vii, , 428. errata slip in each volume. lacking half-title in Vol. I. 2 aquatint frontis. by J.Clark after sketches by Bennett & Chinnery. several wood-engraved text illus. later half morocco, t.e.g. (foxing to plates & outer leaves, paper flaws in lower blank margin of few prelims). London: Richard Bentley, 1834. $1,400
First Edition. Including descriptions of New Zealand flax and its manufacture in Sydney, colonial farms, small-pox epidemic among the aborigines, the kangaroo hunt, koalas, wombats, emus, and other Australian flora and fauna, leprosy, the opium trade, the museum at Macao, the Ungka ape, Chinese plantations, the cocoa-nut tree, &c. The two aquatint views show Bugong Mountain, and the Dutch and English portion of the European Factory at Canton.
The author emigrated to Sydney in 1836, where he developed a successful medical practice and became a leading figure in the newly established Australian Museum (he was at various points first secretary, director, and superintendent), the Acclimatization Society, and the Zoological Society. His numerous achievements have led to his being characterized as "the greatest of the physician-naturalists of Australia". (Australian Dictionary of Biography)
Abbey, Travel, 527. Bagnall 411. Casey Wood p. 231. Cordier 2112. Ferguson 1743. Hocken p. 55. Wellcome II p. 143 (Vol. I only).
Lithographs of Surinam
54. BENOIT, P[ierre] J[acques] [1782-1854].Voyage À Surinam Description Des Possessions Néerlandaises Dans La Guyane. folio. pp. 2 p.l., 76. with half-title. text in double columns. 100 illus. on 50 lithographed plates (incl. additional title). contemporary half chagrin, gilt back (rubbed, some foxing throughout). laid in is an 8vo. 10-leaf list of plates in wrs. Brussels: Société Des Beaux-Arts – Gérants: De Wasme Et Laurent, 1839. $6,400
First Edition. Benoit describes Surinam’s history, geography, population, commerce, diseases, arts, religion, sorcery, plantations, natural history, manners, customs and costume of the native Indians, negro slaves and maroons, the slave trade, and exports. The handsome liithographed plates, executed on stone by Jean Baptiste Madou and Paul Lauters after drawings by the author, present a detailed view of the country and life there. Included are views of Paramaribo, villages, public buildings, markets, plantation houses, dances, games, festivals, a funeral procession, costume, washing, biliard-playing, dwelling interiors, Indian utensils, jungle scenes, natural history plates, &c. There is also a fine depiction of a slave auction.
Cundall 1717. Sabin 4737.
55. BENYOWSKY, [Mauritius Augustus, Count] [1741-1786]. Memoirs And Travels… Translated From The Original Manuscript [by William Nicolson]. 8vo. pp. xxxviii, , 390; 2 p.l., 372. An attractive set in contemporary tree calf (one section of four leaves slightly sprung, hairline crack in lower front joint of Vol. I). Dublin: Printed by William Porter [II: by Zachariah Jackson] for P. Wogan, L. White..., 1790. $2,000
First Irish Edition (first: London, 1790).Narrative of the Hungarian count's military adventures in Poland, exile to Siberia, escape from Kamchatka by sea in 1771, and subsequent travels in Japan, Formosa, Kamchatka, and the Kurile and Aleutian Islands. Benyowsky claims to have landed on the Alaskan mainland. Included is an account of his unsuccessful attempt to establish a French colony in Madagascar. Benyowsky was shot by the French in May 1786 at Foule Point when he attempted to take over the colony. The maps and plates were omitted in the Irish edition.
Cox I p. 353. Crowther 2043. cfBell B193. cfCordier, Sinica, 276. cfHill I pp. 22-23. cfLada-Mocarski 45. cfLust 317. cfNerhood 97. cfRicks p. 41.
56. (BERMUDA). HONDIUS, Henricus [1597-1651]. Mappa Aestivarum Insularum, alias Barmudas... Amstelodami, Apud Henricum Hondium. [Amsterdam: 1634]. Dutch text on verso, pp. 387-388, signature ‘8 Z’. 15 ¾” x 20 ½” (40 x 52 cm). original colour (margins foxed & four surface abrasions, old repair to lower centre fold split). $3,000
This very decorative seventeenth century map of Bermuda was published by Hondius. The map shows the territorial divisions of the original proprietors (‘Tribes’: Warwick, Pembroke, Devonshire, Sandys, Smiths, Hamilton, Pagets &c.). A list of the members of each ‘tribe’ (with the number of shares) is also included.
Koeman II Me 38.
57. BEVAN, H[enry] [d. 1846].Thirty Years In India: Or, A Soldier’s Reminiscences Of Native And European Life In The Presidencies, From 1808 To 1838. 2 Volumes bound in 1. 12mo. pp. xvi, 344; viii, 367. folding engraved map & 2 engraved plates. apparently lacking a hand-coloured frontis. but with inserted portrait & inserted ms. extract from the Illustrated London News, Oct. 10, 1846, relating the circumstances surrounding the death of Major Bevan. modern quarter morocco (short tear in map repaired – no loss). London: Pelham Richardson, 1839. $1,100
First Edition. The author was a captain in the 27th Regiment Madras Native Infantry, and late commanding the Corps of Wynaud Rangers. In addition to political and military matters, his account contains detailed descriptions of local manners and customs, discussion of religion, slavery, the silk trade, the cultivation of coffee, tea, and opium, and much relating to British military life in India and field sports (hunting for elephants, tigers, elk, wild hog, cheetahs, bear, antelope, leopards, snipe, alligators, and jackals). Appended is an official statement on slavery in the East Indies in reply to questions submitted by H.Villiers, M.P. “During a period of upwards of twenty-three years, I have been in uninterrupted actual military service in India; the principal part of which was actually passed in the field, with the Madras, Bengal, and Bombay troops; also in the Deccan, Hindostanee, Guzerat, and other states subject to the control or immediate government of the Honourable East India Company. The last eight years were mostly spent in the provinces of Malabar and Wynaud; where I had constant opportunities to learn from personal inquiry what state of vassalage or slavery the poorer classes of the inhabitants of these two provinces were held by the landed proprietors, and people of substance, trades, and shopkeepers.” (p. 359)
58. BIRD, Isabella L[ucy] [1831-1904].The Golden Chersonese And The Way Thither. 8vo. pp. xvi, [1 leaf], 384. with half-title. 2 coloured maps on 1 folding sheet (of Perak & the Malay Peninsula), 10 wood-engraved plates, & 6 text illus. contemporary half chagrin (extremities bit rubbed, neat gilt institutional crest on upper cover & lower spine, some foxing to map & outer leaves). London: John Murray, 1883. $775
First Edition. An epistolary account by the famous woman traveller of the last part of her 1879 trip to the Far East, presenting her observations on Hong Kong, Canton, Saigon, and the Malay Peninsula (Singapore, Malacca, Sungei Ujong, Selangor, Perak, Larut, and Kuala Kangsar). Included are remarks on the criminal classes of Hong Kong, night life in Canton, Naam-hoi prison, punishment and torture, Portuguese missionaries, Chinese anaesthetics, Anamite life, European life in Saigon, Malay manners and customs, the growth of Singapore, the lieutenant-governor of Malacca, the Malacca jungle, lawlessness in Selangor, yachting in the Malacca Straits, opium farming, mining in Perak, slavery, the Malay interior, local flora and fauna, &c.
Cordier, Indosinica, 1471.Robinson, Wayward Women, pp. 81-83.
59. [BIRD, Isabella Lucy], Mrs. J.F.Bishop [1831-1904]. The Yangtze Valley And Beyond An Account Of Journeys In China, Chiefly In The Province Of Sze Chuan And Among The Man-Tze Of The Somo Territory. 8vo. pp. xv, 557, . with half-title & tipped-in errata slip. folding colour map & numerous text illus. (many full-page, incl. frontis.). original pictorial cloth, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, rebacked with spine mounted (light wear to joints & extremities, errata slip browned). London: John Murray, 1899. $950
First Edition. The last published work of one of the most famous of all women travellers. Isabella visited Hangchow, Shanghai, Kankow, Ichang, Kuei Fu, Wan Hsien, San Tsan-Pu, Lian-Shan Hsien, Hsia-Shan-Po, Siao-Kiao, Hsieh-Tien-Tze, Paoning Fu, Sin-Tien-Tze, Tze-Tung Hsien, Kuan Hsien, Chengtu, Sin-Wen-Ping, Li-Fan Ting, Tsa-Ku-Lao, Chengtu Fu, Luchow, and Chung-King Fu. Included are chapters on the Hangchow medical mission hospitals, Chinese charities, opium, and the Protestant missions in China.
Cordier, Sinica, 355. Robinson, Wayward Women, pp. 81-83.
60. BLACK, Adam & Charles. Black’s General Atlas: Comprehending Sixty-One Maps From The Latest And Most Authentic Sources. Engraved On Steel…By Sidney Hall, Hughes, &c. With Geographical Descriptions, And An Index Of 56,000 Names. folio. pp. 2 p.l., 12, 57. 54 engraved map sheets (14 double-page; some maps double-numbered but on 1 sheet; collated complete with plate list), most with some outline colour. wood-engraved title vignette. 19th century half roan, a.e.g. (worn but solid, cloth covers with some tears, scattered light foxing). Edinburgh: Adam & Charles Black; London: Longman & Co.; Simpkin, Marshall & Co…., 1844. $1,600
Including two world maps, and maps of North America, Canada, the United States, Mexico, the West Indies, South America, Colombia and Peru, Chile, La Plata and part of Bolivia, and Brazil.
Phillips, Atlases, 793 [vide HALL, S.]. cfNational Maritime Museum, Atlases, 499 (1841 Edn.).
61. BLASIUS, J[ohann] H[einrich] [1809-1870]. Reise im Europäischen Russland in den Jahren 1840 und 1841. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. x, [1 leaf]errata, 364; x, [1 leaf]errata, 408. with half-titles. 24 engraved plates. 51 wood-engraved text illus. 19th century cloth, original printed front wrs. bound in (some foxing to plates & adjacent & outer leaves). Braunschweig: George Westermann, 1844. $750
First Edition of the German zoologist’s travels in western Russia (Ugra, Smolensk, Mogilev, Tschernigof, Vitebsk, Kiev, Krementschug, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kyrillof, Vologda, Jaroslaw, &c.).
62. BLAU, Otto [1828-1879].Reisen In Bosnien Und Der Hertzegowina. Topographische Und Pflanzengeographische Aufzeichnungen. 8vo. pp. frontis. & folding colour map of Bosnia, Herzegovina, Montenegro & Serbia. original blind-stamped cloth (library bookplate, markings on title & paper labels on upper cover & spine, few short tears in map folds partly repaired on verso). Berlin: Dietrich Reimer, 1877. $700
63. BOISGELIN DE KERDU, P[ierre] M[arie] Louis De [1758-1816].Travels Through Denmark And Sweden... 2 Volumes. 4to. pp. xxxix, 224; xxiv, 428, plate list & errata. with half-titles. 13 hand-coloured aquatint plates by Merigot after drawings by Dr. Charles Parry. modern half calf (some toning & occasional foxing & dampstaining in upper margins of text). London: Printed For Wilkie & Robinson, And George Robinson, 1810. $1,500
First Edition. Boisgelin visited Copenhagen, Stockholm, Upsala and Obo and comments on the Royal palaces, royal libraries, manufacturing, education, military and navy, hospitals, manners and customs, and geography. He also provides an annotated list of different modern accounts of Denmark and Sweden. Prefixed is a journal of a voyage down the Elbe from Dresden to Hamburg, including an historical account of the Hanseatic League.
Abbey, Travel, 247.
64. BOLINGBROKE, Henry [1785-1855].A Voyage To the Demerary, Containing A Statistical Account Of The Settlements There, And Of Those On The Essequebo, The Berbice, And Other Contiguous Rivers Of Guyana. 4to. pp. 6 p.l., 400. folding engraved map (frontis.). contemporary sprinkled calf, gilt arms on covers of the Society of Writers to the Signet (rubbed, joints partly cracked, lacking spine label, some spotting to map). London: Printed For Richard Phillips by Stevenson and Matchett, . $2,000
First Edition. An important historical and descriptive account of the English colonies of Berbice, Demerara and Essequibo, later called British Guiana, which had been annexed from the Dutch in 1803.Bolingbroke, who was a deputy vendue master at Surinam, was a resident of Stabroek (Demerary) for almost seven years, 1799-1805. Included are sections on geography, natural history, coffee and sugar cultivation, the Dutch plantations, the Van Hoorn Company, local customs, the aboriginals, the practice of slavery, &c. "The author holds the north South American mainland to be more important to Great Britain than the West India islands, and urges that the latter rather than the former be used in future peace settlements which might require territorial cessions. Supports the slave trade." (Ragatz) The work was edited for publication by William Taylor.
Sabin 6182. Ragatz p. 220.
65. BOLINGBROKE, Henry [1785-1855].A Voyage To The Demerary, Containing A Statistical Account Of The Settlements There, And Of Those On The Essequebo, The Berbice, And Other Contiguous Rivers Of Guyana. 4to. pp. 120, index. folding engraved map (frontis.). modern bds. (foxing to map & a few leaves). London: Printed For Richard Phillips By B. McMillan, 1809. $450
Second Edition, abridged from the first of 1807.
Sabin 6182n. cfRagatz p. 220.
66. BONAR, Horatius [1808-1889]. The Land Of Promise: Notes Of A Spring-Journey From Beersheba To Sidon… 8vo. pp. viii, 568. folding map & 6 plates (incl. frontis.). contemporary half calf (rubbed). London: James Nesbit & Co., 1858. $200
Tobler p. 194.
67. BONNEY, T[homas] G[eorge] [1833-1923]. Lake And Mountain Scenery From The Swiss Alps. Twenty-Four Photographs From Original Oil-Paintings By G.Closs And O.Froelicher, And Forty-Eight Woodcuts By G.Roux. With Text By... folio. pp. 3 p.l., 148, [1 leaf]. with half-title. title in red & black with wood-engraved vignette. 24 mounted photographs. 49 wood-engraved text illus. decorative headpieces & initials. original roan-backed cloth, decoratively stamped in black & gilt, all edges gilt (spine rubbed, cloth bit spotted, extremities worn, scattered foxing, generally light but heavier on first plate & adjacent leaf). business card of Ziegler & Cie., Éditeurs, Paris. London: Frederick Bruckmann [Printed at the Chiswick Press by Whittingham & Wilkins], 1874. $1,100
First Edition of Bonney's English text. The photographs of original oil paintings executed by G.Closs and O.Frölicher in the Oberland district of the Alps together with the wood engravings by G.Roux were originally published in Germany accompanied by a German text written by H.A.Berlepsch. This English version is not a translation from the German but is drawn up mainly from Bonney's notes and recollections of tours made through various parts of the district on five occasions between 1858 and 1874 and from his previously published Alpine Regions (1868).
68. BONVALOT, [Pierre Édouard] Gabriel 1853-1933].Across Thibet Being A Translation Of “De Paris Au Tonking À Travers Le Tibet Inconnu”. 8vo. pp. xiii, 417. frontis. & numerous text illus. (some full-page) after photographs taken by Prince Henry of Orleans. A nice copy in original black & gilt-stamped cloth (a few spots on rear cover, inner front hinge cracked but binding tight). New York: Cassell Publishing Company, . $275
First American Edition of the English Translation by C.B.Pitman.Apparently some copies have a map, not present here as usual. On his third expedition, 1889-90, Bonvalot became the first European to traverse Asia from north to east, travelling from Siberia to Tonkin.
Cordier, Indo-Sinica, 2436.
69. BONWICK, James [1817-1906]. The Bushrangers; Illustrating The Early Days Of Van Diemen’s Land. 12mo. pp. 2 p.l., 95, . original blind-stamped cloth (covers stained, some spotting, paper lightly embrowned. some ms. notations in text & on front paste-down). Melbourne: Published For The Author By George Robertson, 1856. $700
First Edition. “This Work is not intended as a sort of Newgate Calendar, - a record of deeds of villainy, - but a narrative of persons whose career affected the social condition of a whole country, and presented the best illustration of the operations of Prison Discipline, and the early career of a Penal Colony.” (Preface)
70. BONWICK, James [1817-1906]. Discovery And Settlement Of Port Phillip; Being A History Of The Country Now Called Victoria, Up To The Arrival Of Mr. Superintendent Latrobe, In October, 1839…Revised…By W.Westgarth… 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., 142. folding lithographed map (frontis.). original cloth, rebacked in calf (extremities frayed, red cloth bit discoloured, light foxing to outer leaves). Melbourne: Printed By Goodall & Demaine, Published for the Author, By George Robertson, 1856. $450
71. BONWICK, James [1817-1906]. Port Phillip Settlement. 8vo. pp. x, 537, , ads. 4 4-page folding facsimile letters, 1 double-page facsimile of autographs, 1 folding coloured map, 1 4-page facsimile newspaper, & 30 lithographed plates after sketches by surveyor John Helder Wedge (incl. colour frontis.). original cloth (light spotting to frontis.). Inscribed from the Author “to Mr. & Mrs. Percival Beddow.” London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1883. $900
72. BOOKWALTER, John W[esley] [1837-1915]. Siberia And Central Asia. 8vo. pp. xxi, 548, iv(index). folding coloured map in rear pocket. numerous plates & text illus. after photographs by the author. original gilt-stamped cloth, recased preserving endleaves (rubbed, Royal United Service Institution bookplate & a few small rubberstamps). London: C.Arthur Pearson, Ltd., 1900. $275
Second London Edition. Account of a trip in 1898 by an Ohio businessman through Siberia and then into the Caucasus (Baku), Armenia, Georgia (Tiflis), Turcomania, Merv, Bokhara and Samarkand. Travel was mostly via rail, including the new Trans-Siberian railway, the Trans-Caucasian railway, and the Trans-Caspian railway.
cfNerhood 445. cfSmith B107.
73. BORROW, George [Henry] [1803-1881]. The Bible In Spain; Or, The Journeys, Adventures, And Imprisonments Of An Englishman, In An Attempt To Circulate The Scriptures In The Peninsula. 3 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xxiv, 370, ads; viii, 398, ads; viii, 391, ad. with half-titles. original cloth, printed paper spine labels (covers scuffed, labels chipped, spine ends frayed, 1 flyleaf lacking). printed advert. for ‘The Handbook For Travellers In Spain’ tipped onto front flyleaf of Vol. I. London: John Murray, 1843. $500
Black 472. Collie & Fraser A.2a.McGrigor Phillips p. 106. NCBEL III 851.
74. BOSWELL, James [1740-1795]. An Account Of Corsica, The Journal Of A Tour To That Island; And Memoirs Of Pascal Paoli. 8vo. pp. xxi, [1 leaf], 382. complete with half-title but without final blank Aa8. folding engraved map by Thomas Phinn. engraved title vignette. contemporary sprinkled calf (joints cracked, several scratches on covers, few short tears along map folds – no loss). Glasgow: Printed By Robert and Andrew Foulis for Edward and Charles Dilly, London, 1768. $1,200
First Edition. "This work made Boswell famous. It is a lively account of his Quixotic adventures in Corsica and his associations with General Paoli...for whom he endeavoured to get official British assistance. His childish pleasure in being the chief sponsor of this wild island struggling to become a nation led him to wear a Corsican costume at Garrick's anniversary celebration in honor of Shakespeare held in 1769...". (Cox) The Tour was highly praised by Dr. Johnson.
In the present copy, the folding map, here placed before A6, is in the first state, the ‘Table of Contents’ follows the ‘Preface’, cancel D2r is in the second state and cancel E2r in the first state, Z3 is the usual cancel, with recto and verso reset, and misprints are as recorded by Pottle, with those on pages 93 and 296 corrected.
Cox I p. 138. Gaskell 473. NCBEL II 1211. Pottle 24. Rothschild 442.
The First French Circumnavigation
75. BOUGAINVILLE, Louis [Antoine], Comte De [1729-1811]. A Voyage Round The World. Performed by Order of His Most Christian Majesty, In the Years 1766, 1767, 1768, and 1769...Translated from the French By John Reinhold Forster, F.A.S. 4to. pp. xxviii, 476. 5 folding engraved maps & 1 folding engraved plate. contemporary sprinkled calf, rebacked with gilt spine mounted (some scraping to covers, but a nice copy). London: Printed for J.Nourse and T.Davies, 1772. $9,000
First Edition of the English Translation of the official account of the first French circumnavigation. Bougainville was instructed by the French government to surrender possession of the Falkland Islands to Spain and then to proceed across the Pacific to the East Indies. On his voyage he visited Tahiti, which he believed he was the first to discover, naming it ‘Nouvelle Cythère’, unaware of Wallis’s prior exploration, the Solomon Islands, Tuamotu Archipelago, and the New Hebrides. The largest island in the Solomons and two straits in the Pacific were named after him. The narrative includes an account of the discovery and occupation of the Falkland Islands, and a lengthy description of Tahiti and its inhabitants. Bougainville’s expedition stimulated great interest in France, and bolstered European romantic notions of a ‘South Sea paradise’ inhabited by ‘noble savages’. Despite the attribution on the title-page, the translation was probably done by Georg Forster, while his father, Johann Reinhold, supplied the preface, dedication, and footnotes.
Bell B423. Cox I 55. Hill p. 32. Howgego B142. JCB II 1816. Kroepelien 113. National Maritime Museum Cat. I 133. Sabin 6869 (not mentioning plate).
76. BRACKENBURY, George. The Campaign In The Crimea: An Historical Sketch, By…Late Secretary At Kadikoi To The Honorary Agents Of The Crimean Army Fund. Illustrated By Forty Plates, From Drawings Taken On The Spot By William Simpson. large 8vo. pp. viii, 112 + 16(ads). 40 tinted lithographed plates (incl. title). original blind & gilt-stamped cloth, designed by Digby Wyatt, rebacked with spine mounted, gilt edges (some scattered moderate foxing, lithographed & printed titles dampstained). London: Paul And Dominic Colnaghi And Co. & Longman, Brown, Green, And Longmans, 1855. $500
First Edition of the First Series. A second series was published in 1856. The lithographed plates are reduced versions of those prepared for William Simpson’s The Seat of the War in the East, published in two folio volumes, 1855-56.
77. BRETON, [William Henry] [d. 1887]. Excursions In New South Wales, Western Australia, And Van Dieman's Land, During The Years 1830, 1831, 1832, And 1833. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l. (title), iv, [ix]-xii, 476, errata. lacking half-title. hand-coloured aquatint frontis. frontis. of Regent Villa & lithographed plate of native arms. original cloth, rebacked with spine laid down (some foxing mainly to plates & surrounding leaves). armorial bookplate of George Crompton. London: Richard Bentley, 1833. $950
First Edition. An account of the author's travels in New South Wales, Western Australia and Van Diemen's Land in 1830-33, with observations on the aborigines, convict labour, farming, cost of living &c. The last chapter provides a summary of the conditions in the various colonies, intended to aid the prospective immigrant.
Ferguson 1631. Abbey, Travel, 575. Hocken p. 53. Bagnall 650.
78. BRETT, W.H. Indian Missions In Guiana. 8vo. pp. ix, , 301. 10 wood-engraved plates (incl. frontis.) & 1 map. wood-engraved title vignette. original blind-stamped cloth, rebacked with spine mounted (corners frayed, some foxing mainly to outer gatherings). London: George Bell, 1851. $350
First Edition. The author describes the activities of the Society For The Propagation Of The Gospel in Guiana. Including chapters on the Pomeroon, Mahaiconi and Waramuri missions, and the Arawaks, Caribs, Wacawoios, and the Waraus Indian tribes.
79. BRETT, W[illiam] H[enry] [1818-1886]. The Indian Tribes Of Guiana; Their Condition And Habits With Researches Into Their Past History, Superstitions, Legends, Antiquities, Languages, &c. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., [v]-xiii, [1 leaf], 500. lacking half-title? tipped-in erratum slip. folding lithographed map, 12 lithographed plates (8 hand-coloured), 7 wood-engraved plates, wood-engraved title vignette & 4 text illus. old cloth (cloth stained, inner front hinge cracked, light dampstain to upper edge of map). London: Bell and Daldy, 1868. $650
First Edition. Brett describes the coast and interior, the early explorers and their missions, the Essequibo and its tributaries, the Pomeron, Wakapoa Lake, Waramuri, the Mahaiconi, the Demerara, Berbice and Eastern Guiana, as well as providing detailed information respecting the manners and customs of the Arawâks or Lokono, Caribs or Carinya, Acawoios, and Waraus or Guaranos. The lithographs and wood engravings are all after sketches by the author, who was a missionary of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel.
80. BRIDGES, George Wilson. The Annals of Jamaica. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., [v]- 604; 1 p.l., [v]-xii, 505, . lacking half-titles? modern quarter calf (few pencil notations, occasional staining to margins). London: John Murray, 1828. $1,200
First Edition, Second Issue, with cancelled title in Vol. I dated 1828 of "one of the best known histories of a Caribbean island...The book was taken off the market by court order following action brought against the publisher by two free persons of color, Lescesne and Escoffery, who had been deported from Jamaica unjustly, because of the libel it contained on them." (Ragatz) Bridges' history provides information on Jamaica from the earliest times to 1826, including chapters on the British administration and slavery.
Cundall 4. Sabin 7820 (erroneously stating both vols. were first published in 1827). Ragatz p. 194.
81. BRIGHT, Richard [1789-1858]. Travels From Vienna Through Lower Hungary; With Some Remarks On The State Of Vienna During The Congress, In The Year 1814. 4to. pp. xviii, 642, cii. with half-title & errata slip. 2 folding engraved maps & 10 engraved plates after drawings by the author. large wood-engraved headpieces. folding table. contemporary calf, rebacked (occasional minor foxing). Edinburgh: Printed For Archibald Constable And Company…, 1818. $1,500
First Edition. Account of the British physician's trip to Vienna and Hungary in 1814-15, including information on the Vienna School of Medicine, the Congress of Vienna, Hungarian history, art, archeology, religion, the situation of nationalities, education, social conditions, law, farming, natural history, and mining. In Keszthely he stayed at Festetics Castle, where a large plaque was later installed in his honour: “To the memory of the English physician scientist and traveller who was one of the pioneers in the accurate description of Lake Balaton.” Bright is considered to be the father of nephrology for his research into the causes and symptoms of kidney disease ('Bright's disease').
82. BRINE, Lindesay [1834-1906].Travels Amongst American Indians Their Ancient Earthworks And Temples… 8vo. pp. xvi, 429. with half-title. 10 maps & plans (2 folding)., 27 plates (incl. double-page frontis.) & 6 text illus. A nice untrimmed partly unopened copy in original blind & gilt-stamped cloth (very slight fraying to spine ends). London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1894. $250
First Edition. An account of the author’s 1869-70 travels to study Indian antiquities in New England, Lake Superior region, Ohio, Minnesota, Iowa, California, Guatemala, Mexico, and Yucatan, with visits to the ruins of Patinamit, Utatlan, Palenque and Uxmal.
83. BROADFOOT, W. The Career Of Major George Broadfoot…In Afghanistan And The Punjab Compiled From His Papers And Those Of Lords Ellenborough And Hardinge. 8vo. pp. 20, 445 + ads. with half-title. frontis. portrait & 2 maps. original gilt-stamped cloth (spine ends & edges little rubbed & frayed). London: John Murray, 1888. $400
First Edition. Major Broadfoot [1807-45] spent his early service as an ensign in the 34th regiment of Madras native infantry. In 1841 he was sent to Cabul in command of the escort accompanying the families of the Afghan chiefs, Shah Sujah and Zemán Shah. From Cabul he marched with Sir Robert Sale’s force to Jellálabád, serving with gallantry in military engagements with the Afghans. As garrison engineer at Jellálabád he was largely responsible for the restoration of the defences of the town. During the siege of the garrison he was instrumental in preventing a capitulation and suffered serious injury. He subsequently accompanied General Pollock’s army of retribution to Cabul, distinguishing himself in the actions fought at Mammu Khél, Jagdallak, and Tezïn. From 1844 until 1845 he was agent to the Governor-General on the Sikh frontier, and was mortally wounded at the battle of Ferozshah.
84. BROOKES, R[ichard] [fl. 1750]. The General Gazetteer; Or, Compendious Geographical Dictionary. Containing A Description Of The Empires, Kingdoms, States, Provinces, Cities...The Sixteenth Edition, With Very Considerable Additions And Improvements... 8vo. pp. xvi, , ads. 8 engraved folding maps (incl. frontis.) of the World, Africa, North America, South America, West Indies, Asia, Europe & East Indies. modern quarter calf (some foxing). London: Printed For F.C. And J. Rivington, G. Wilkie..., 1815. $450
85. BROOKS, James [1810-1873]. A Seven Months’ Run, Up, And Down, And Around The World. 12mo. pp. xiv, 375 + ads. frontis. map. original black & gilt-stamped cloth (spine faded, a few stains in list of contents). New York: D.Appleton& Company, 1872. $350
First Edition. The work is written in the form of letters to the New York Evening Express, and is almost entirely devoted to Japan (Yedo, Yokahama), China (Shanghai, Pekin, Hong Kong, Canton), and India (Calcutta, Bombay).
86. BROWN, George. Melanesians And Polynesians Their Life-Histories Described And Compared. 8vo. pp. xv, 451. 40 plates (incl. frontis.). untrimmed in original cloth. London: Macmillan And Co., Limited, 1910. $275
First Edition. A description of the manners and customs of the natives ofSamoa, Solomon Islands, New Guinea, and New Britain.
87. BROWN, William Harvey [1862-1913].On The South African Frontier The Adventures And Observations Of An American In Mashonaland And Matabeleland. 8vo. pp. xxii, [1 leaf], 430. with half-title. 2 folding coloured maps & 32 plates (incl. frontis.). tipped-in facsimile letter. original gilt-lettered cloth, t.e.g. (cloth slightly discoloured & trifle frayed at extremities, neat gilt institutional crest on upper cover, erased stamp on title, faint foxing to some plates & neighbouring leaves). London: Sampson Low, Marston, & Company, 1899. $250
First London Edition. “This book is a narrative of the author’s experiences and observations, partly as naturalist of an expedition sent by the U.S. Government in 1899 to the west coast of Africa, but mainly as collector, big game hunter, gold seeker, landowner, citizen, and soldier during seven years’ participation in the settlement and early development of Rhodesia. “ (Preface) Brown joined Cecil Rhodes’ pioneer expedition to Matabeleland in 1891, and fought in the Matabele and Mashona uprisings. His sporting adventures included hunting for antelope, hippopotamus, rhinoceros, buffalo, and lion. Inserted at the front is a facsimile letter from Cecil Rhodes attesting to the truthfulness of Brown’s narrative.
Mendelssohn I p. 308. Czech p. 24. Hosken p. 28. cfSmith B142.
88. BROWNING, Colin Arrott [d. 1856].The Convict Ship; A Narrative Of The Results Of Scriptural Instruction And Moral Discipline As These Appeared On Board The "Earl Grey," During The Voyage To Tasmania: With Brief Notices Of Individual Prisoners. 12mo. pp. xv, 324. lacking errata slip. original blind-stamped cloth (spine faded, extremities & joints trifle frayed). London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1844. $550
First Edition. Browning served as surgeon-superintendent on a number of voyages to Australia from 1831-47. The Convict Ship recounts the effects of religious instruction during the voyage of the Earl Grey to Tasmania in 1842-43. He was also the author of another work on the same subject, England's Exiles published in 1842.
“The Epic of African Travel”
89. BRUCE, James [1730-1794]. Travels To Discover The Source Of The Nile, In The Years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, And 1773. 5 Volumes. 4to. pp. 6 p.l., lxxxiii, 535; 2 p.l., viii, 718; 2 p.l., viii, 759; 2 p.l., viii, 695; 2 p.l., xiv, 230, index, errata. complete with half-titles but lacking plate list. 3 large folding engraved maps, 58 engraved plates of animals, birds, plants, battle plans (each with leaf of explanation opposite), & 4 leaves of Ethiopic script. engraved title vignettes & headpiece. A nice set in contemporary sprinkled calf, rebacked, corners renewed (some scarring to covers, some offsetting from plates, 1 map foxed otherwise the foxing is minor & infrequent, 1 spine label imperfect, a few short marginal tears). Exlibris of explorer & author Wilfred Thesiger. Edinburgh: Printed by J.Ruthven for G.G.J. and J.Robinson, London, 1790. $10,000
First Edition. Bruce spent five years (1768-73) travelling extensively in upper Egypt and Abyssinia, and reached the source of the Blue Nile, following it to its confluence with the White Nile. His history and description of Abyssinia are particularly valuable, as the country had been visited only once by a European (Poncet) in the previous one hundred and fifty years. Bruce immediately won the respect and admiration of the Abyssinians on account of his imposing physical appearance and manner, his courage, knowledge of Geez, and horsemanship, as well as his acquired skill in medicine, which allowed him to save some members of the royal family of Abyssinia from smallpox. His narrative also contains sections on the history and religion of Egypt, Indian trade, the invention of the alphabet, and an appendix (Volume V), entitled Select Specimens of Natural History, describing and illustrating various plants, birds, animals, and insects, including the rhinoceros, hyaena, fennec, and lynx. All of the maps and plates of natural history subjects, artifacts, antiquities, and monuments are based on Bruce’s own drawings and those of his companion, Italian draughtsman, Luigi Balugani.
Bruce believed he had discovered the source of the true Nile when he reached the springs of the Blue Nile in 1770. “He had not reached the source of the true Nile, but only that of its considerable tributary. He was also in error…in regarding himself as the first European who had reached these fountains…There is a sense, however, in which Bruce may be more justly esteemed the discoverer of the Blue Nile than Paez, who stumbled upon it by accident, and, absorbed by missionary zeal, thought little of the exploit to which Bruce had dedicated his life.” (DNB) The fame and interest of Bruce’s travels are due in part to the vivid and robust style in which his narrative is written: “He will always remain the poet, and his work the epic, of African travel.” (DNB)
Blackmer 221. Brunet I 1283. Cox I 388-89. Gay 44. Howgego B171. Ibrahim-Hilmy I 91. Nissen, ZBI, 617. cfMendelssohn I 311.
90. (BRUGES). BRAUN, Georg [1541-1622] & HOGENBERG, Frans [1535-1590]. Brugae, Flandricarum Urbium Ornamenta. French text on verso & page number’17’. [Cologne: c1579]. 12 ½” x 18” (31.7 x 45.8 cm). old colour (ragged long vertical tear inside right border, several small pinholes & short tears to margins – backed on archival tissue). $800
Koeman II B & H 3.
91. BRYANT, Jacob [1715-1804]. Observations And Inquiries Relating To Various Parts Of Ancient History; Containing Dissertations On The Wind Euroclydon, And On The Island Melite, Together With An Account Of Egypt In Its Most Early States... 4to. pp. 8 p.l., 324, [1 leaf]errata. 6 folding engraved maps, 1 engraved plate, & 1 engraving in the text. contemporary mottled calf, gilt back (head of spine worn, joints partly cracked, some light foxing). from the Signet Library, with gilt crest on sides. Cambridge: Printed by J.Archdeacon, Sold by T. & J.Merrill and T.Payne, 1767. $1,200
First Edition. The English antiquary's first work, in which he attacked the opinions of Bochart, Beza, Grotius, Bentley, and others. The first tract concerns the wind mentioned by St. Luke under the name of Euroclydon. The second is a dissertation on the two islands, Melite Illyrica, and Melita Africana, in which Bryant attempts to prove that the former was the island on which the apostle St. Paul was shipwrecked. The last and longest tract is an historical-geographical treatise on ancient Egypt, in which Bryant situates and describes Goshen, Zoan, Onium, Heliopolis, &c.
Cox I 230. Blackmer 226. Ibrahim-Hilmy I 102.
92. BRYDEN, H[enry] A[nderson] [1854-1937]. Nature And Sport In South Africa. 8vo. pp. xvi, 314. frontis. with half-title & tipped-in notice to subscribers. untrimmed in original gilt-stamped cloth with printed slip of Mudie's Select Library on front cover, top edge gilt (endpapers renewed). ownership entry of Canadian author Thomas Conant [1842-1905]. London:Chapman And Hall, 1897. $250
Mendelssohn I 319.
93. BUCKINGHAM, J[ames] S[ilk] [1786-1855]. Travels In Mesopotamia. Including A Journey From Aleppo To Bagdad, By The Route Of Beer, Orfah, Diarbekr, Mardin, & Mousul; With Researches On The Ruins Of Nineveh, Babylon, And Other Ancient Cities. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xx, 479; 1 p.l., [v]-vi, 102, *99-*102, 103-538, ads. without half-titles. 1 folding engraved map, 2 double-page lithographed plates (incl. 1 plan), & 27 wood-engraved plates (incl. 2 frontis.). contemporary half calf (some wear to edges & corners, occasional light foxing). London: Henry Colburn, 1827. $1,500
First Octavo Edition (also published in quarto the same year with the wood engravings appearing as vignettes in the letterpress). Buckingham published several works on the Middle East, including Travels In Palestine, Travels Among The Arab Tribes, Travels In Assyria,and this account of his travels in Mesopotamia. Appended to the narrative is A Brief Statement Of The Result Of Certain Legal Proceedings..., relating to Buckingham’s libel suits against William John Bankes, Henry Bankes, and John Murray concerning Travels In Palestine.
94. BUDGE, Sir E[rnest] A[lfred] Wallis [1857-1934].The Nile. Notes for Travellers in Egypt…Third Edition. 8vo. pp.xv, 425. with half-title. 2 maps. text illus. (some full-page). original gilt-stamped limp cloth (bit rubbed). London: Thos. Cook & Son & Cairo: Cook’s Tourist Office, 1893. $225
A description of the principal Egyptian monuments between Cairo and the Second Cataract (Wâdi Halfah), written by the noted Egyptologist and keeper of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities at the British Museum.
The Leading Authority on New Zealand Birds
95. BULLER, Sir Walter Lowry [1838-1906]. A History Of The Birds Of New Zealand …Second Edition. 2 Volumes. imperial 4to. pp. lxxxiv, 250, ; xv, 359. 50 lithographed plates (incl. 48 chromolithographs) after drawings by J.G.Keulemans. numerous wood engravings in the text. original gilt-stamped quarter roan over gilt-stamped cloth sides, all edges gilt, rebacked with spines mounted (light foxing to first few leaves in each vol.). London: Published (For The Subscribers) By The Author, -1888. $10,000
Second Edition, Substantially Revised and Enlarged. A classic of ornithological literature and the leading authority on New Zealand birds, the plates ranking amongst Keulemans’ finest. “The text gives a complete synomy for each species, describes both sexes and every condition of plumage, and tells the life-history of each bird from personal observations made by the author during a period of twenty years.” (Anker) 1,000 copies were printed by subscription, of which only about 250 were available for Europe and America. A two-volume supplement, not present here, was published in 1905.
Anker 85. Bagnall 757. Fine Bird Books p. 64. Hocken pp. 386-87. Jackson p. 91. Nissen IVB 163. Casey Wood p. 269. Zimmer p. 115.
96. BUNBURY, Charles J[ames] F[ox] [1809-1886]. Journal Of A Residence At The Cape Of Good Hope; With Excursions into the Interior, and Notes on the Natural History, and the Native Tribes. 12mo. pp. xii, 297, ads. 5 wood-engraved plates (incl. frontis.). A fine copy in original blind & gilt-stamped cloth (plates lightly foxed). Inscription on half-title: "To Miss Emily Osborne with the love of the Wife of the Author, June 1879". London: John Murray, 1848. $550
First Edition. "Mr. (afterwards Sir Charles) Bunbury accompanied his friend, Sir George Napier, the Governor of the Cape Colony, on his voyage to Africa in 1837, and remained there for fourteen months, during which time he busied himself with botanical research, travelling over a considerable part of South Africa. In the course of his journeys he had ample opportunity of observing the political state of the country, and refers to the necessity for a firm and consistent policy...He refers to the Great Trek of the Boers which was still proceeding, and enters into the reasons for this step..." (Mendelssohn)
Mendelssohn I 328.
97. BUNBURY, Selina. Russia After The War. The Narrative Of A Visit To That Country In 1856. 2 Volumes. 1 p.l., 326; 1 p.l., 385, ads. contemporary half calf (extremities bit rubbed, several scattered institutional rubberstamps otherwise a clean tight copy). London: Hurst And Blackett, 1857. $350
First Edition. “Professional traveler, British, describes in detail the coronation of Alexander II and offers strong criticism of the existing system of serfdom.” (Nerhood)
98. BURBIDGE, F[rederick] W[illiam] [1847-1905]. The Gardens Of The Sun: Or A Naturalist’s Journal On The Mountains And In The Forests And Swamps Of Borneo And The Sulu Archipelago. 8vo. pp. xviii, [1 leaf], 364. with half-title. 8 wood-engraved plates (incl. frontis.) & numeros wood-engraved text illus. contemporary half chagrin, gilt back (neat gilt library stamp on front cover & lower spine, scattered foxing, generally light but heavier to outer leaves). London: John Murray, 1880. $950
First Edition. The noted English botanist, formerly of the Royal Gardens at Kew, was sent by Messrs. Veitch to collect plant specimens in Borneo in 1877. He spent two years in the east, also visting Singapore, Jahore, Kina Balu, Labuan Island, Brunei, and the Sulu Islands, and brought back many remarkable plants, especially pitcher-plants, orchids, and ferns, the most outstanding being the Giant Pitcher Plant of Kina Balu (‘Nepenthes Rajah’). The first set of the dried specimens which he brought back numbered nearly a thousand species and was presented by Messrs. Veitch to the Kew herbarium. Burbidge’s narrative includes remarks on Chinese settlers, gambling, head-hunting, river-side gardening, coal mining, tropical fruits, wild animals, manners and customs of the natives, the Sultan Moumein, a royal boar-hunt with the Sultan of the Sulus, notes on tropical travel, &c., as well as descriptions of plant-hunting. The two appendices on the birds of the Sulu Islands and Kina Balu Mountain were prepared by Bowdler Sharpe from Burbidge’s specimens.
Casey Wood p. 272.
The most valuable and accurate work on South Africa
published up to the first quarter of the nineteenth century"
99. BURCHELL, William John [1781-1863]. Travels In The Interior Of Southern Africa. 2 Volumes. pp. 1 p.l., [v]-viii, , 582; 3 p.l., 648. complete with errata slip but lacking half-titles. Hints on Emigration bound at the beginning of the first volume.large folding engraved map & 20 hand-coloured aquatint plates (5 folding). 96 wood-engravings in the text. full modern dark blue morocco (occasional minor offsetting or light foxing, short tear in map fold – no loss). London: Printed For Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, And Brown, 1822-24. $9,000
First edition. "The most valuable and accurate work on South Africa published up to the first quarter of the nineteenth century, and embracing a description of a large part of the Cape Colony and Bechuanaland at this period. Theal (‘History of South Africa, 1795-1834’) remarks that the author was ‘a man of talent, an easy writer, and scrupulously exact in his descriptions’, and according to Sclater he was ‘a most skillful and well-trained zoologist and botanist, and his observations are all accurate and methodical.’ Burchell penetrated as far as ‘Lattakoo’ (afterwards known as Kuruman), and during his explorations, which extended over a period of four years, made important collections of the fauna, flora, and curiosities of the country, together with a large number of drawings. Generally speaking, Burchell appears to have been favourably impressed by the Boers...The author’s name is perpetuated in the country by the appellation of ‘Burchell’s Zebra’ (equus burchelli), a species of quagga discovered by him ‘in the country immediately to the north of the Orange River...he was also the first to mention the existence of asbestos in this part of the country. The illustrations in the volumes are characterized by great beauty and accuracy, and it is stated in the Preface that, ‘in order to ensure greater correctness in the vignettes, the author has made all these drawings upon the blocks themselves’; the coloured plates are particularly admired, and the drawings from which they were engraved were prepared with great care by the artist, and were untouched by any other hand. The work is now extremely scarce, many copies having been broken up in the middle of the nineteenth century for the plates." (Mendelssohn) Some of the panoramic views were executed on the then practically unknown principle of scenographic projection on the surface of a revolving cylinder.
The work covers Burchell's explorations in 1811 and 1812. A third volume relating his travels from 1812 to 1815 was projected but never published. In all Burchell claimed that his African collections consisted of 63,000 natural objects, 500 drawings, and a mass of astronomical, meteorological, and other observations and notes. A selection of his specimens were presented to the British museum following his return and are now in South Kensington.
Abbey, Travel, 327. Mendelssohn I p. 224. Prideaux pp. 239 & 329. Tooley 116.
“Most accurate and complete account of the Hedjaz”
100. BURCKHARDT, John Lewis [1784-1817]. Travels In Arabia, Comprehending An Account Of Those Territories In Hedjaz Which The Mohammedans Regarded As Sacred… 4to. pp. xvi [i.e. xv], errata, 478. with half-title. 1 folding engraved map & 4 folding engraved plans. full calf antique (some foxing, generally light but a little stronger on first few leaves, folding map lightly embrowned, offsetting from maps & plans). London: Henry Colburn, 1829. $6,000
First Edition. Burckhardt travelled throughout North Africa and the Middle East for seven years under the auspices of the Association For Promoting The Discovery Of The Interior Parts Of Africa. A master of the Arabic language and the Islamic religion, he assumed the guise of an Arab using the name of Sheikh Ibrahim in his travels. His journals are invaluable for their observations on the Arab people and for his important geographical discoveries, including the site of Petra, Apameia, and the general structure of the peninsula of Mount Sinai.
The present account of Burckhardt’s journey to Mecca in 1814 and subsequent trip to Medina in 1815, edited by William Leake and William Ouseley, the third of five works published by the African Assocation after Burckhardt’s untimely death in 1817, contains “the most accurate and complete account of the Hedjaz, including the cities of Mekka and Medina, which has ever been received in Europe. His knowledge of the Arabic language, and of Mohammedan manners, had enabled him to assume the Muselman character with such success, that he resided in Mekka during the whole time of the pilgrimage, and passed through the various ceremonies of the occasion, without the slightest suspicion having arisen as to his real character.” (Preface)
Gay 3606. cfBlackmer 239.
101. BURCKHARDT, John Lewis [1784-1817]. Travels In Syria And The Holy Land. 4to. pp. 2 p.l., xxiii, errata, contents, & directions, 668. with half-title. lithographed frontis. portrait of Burckhardt after a sketch by Henry Salt. 6 engraved maps & plans (2 folding). numerous text illus. 19th century calf, former owner’s gilt arms on covers, spine richly gilt (joints & edges somewhat rubbed, some scratches on covers, light foxing to & offsetting from plates but overall an appealing copy). London: John Murray, 1822. $4,500
First Edition. Burckhardt travelled throughout North Africa and the Middle East for seven years under the auspices of the Association For Promoting The Discovery Of The Interior Parts Of Africa. A master of the Arabic language and the Islamic religion, he assumed the guise of an Arab using the name of Sheikh Ibrahim in his travels. His journals are invaluable for their observations on the Arab people and for his important geographical discoveries, including the site of Petra, Apameia, and the general structure of the peninsula of Mount Sinai.
The present work was edited following Burckhardt’s death by William Leake and published by the Association For Promoting The Discovery Of The Interior Parts Of Africa. Included are accounts of Burckhardt’s lengthy sojourn in Aleppo, where he spent three years studying Arabic in preparation for his African travels, his six-months’ journey in 1810-11 to Palmyra, Damascus, Baalbekk, Lebanon, and the Hauran, during which he encountered great danger and hardship because of the disturbed state into which the country had been thrown by the Wahhaby revolt, his expedition to Damascus through the Mountains of Arabia Petraea and Desert el Ty, to Cairo in the summer of 1812, and journal of a tour in the Peninsula of Mount Sinai in the spring of 1816. The appendix contains an account of the Ryhanlu Turkmans and observations on the division of Syria and the recent changes in the government of Aleppo.
Blackmer 237. Tobler p. 141. Weber 107.
102. BURROWS, Guy. The Curse Of Central Africa…To Which Is Incorporated A Campaign Amongst Cannibals By Edgar Canisius… 8vo. pp. xxviii, , 276, , viii, , 18(ads). frontis. portrait, folding colour map & numerous text illus. (some full-page). original gilt-stamped pictorial cloth (rubbed, slightly shaken). London: R.A.Everett & Co., Ltd., 1903. $750
First Edition, Second Impression. A gruesome exposé of the cruelties, excesses, and atrocities committed by the Belgian administration in the Congo, written by the former district commissioner of the Aruwimi District of the Congo Free State.
Hosken p. 33.
103. BURTON, Sir Richard Francis [1821-1890]. The Lake Regions Of Central Africa A Picture Of Exploration. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xvi, [1 leaf], 412; vi, [1 leaf], 468 +24(ads). with half-titles. folding partly coloured map, 12 chromoxylographed plates (incl. 2 frontis.) & 22 wood engravings in the text. original orange-red cloth (bit soiled, library markings neatly removed from titles & lower spines, otherwise very good). London: Longman, Green, Longman, And Roberts, 1860. $6,500
First Edition, Second Issue. An account of Burton’s 1856-59 expedition in company with John Hanning Speke to central east Africa in search of the source of the Nile. Setting out from Zanzibar, the expedition endured incredible difficulties and hardships due in part to the untrustworthiness of their followers as well as to opposition from native tribes before arriving at Lake Tanganyika, the largest of the Central African lakes on February 14, 1858, almost eight months later. Following three months spent exploring the shores of the lake, the return journey was commenced and Speke was despatched to verify reports of another lake to the northward, which he only sighted from a distance, and surmised to be the true source of the white Nile. This lake, the Victoria Nyanza, was later proven by Speke to be the source on a subsequent expedition in company with James Augustus Grant, but his surmise led to a bitter and celebrated feud with Burton. In the preface Burton dismisses Speke as being no more than a subordinate on the expedition, never having held the position of surveyor as he claimed upon his return to England.
Penzer pp. 65-66. Hosken p. 34.
104. BURTON, Sir Richard Francis [1821-1890]. The Land Of Midian (Revisited). 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xxviii, 338; vii, 319 + 32(ads). 6 hand-finished tinted lithographed plates, 4 plates of hieroglyphics, 5 other plates, & folding coloured lithographed map. wood engravings in the text. original decorative cloth (cloth bit soiled, extremities bit rubbed, spines dull, hinges tender, some minor foxing). London: C.Kegan Paul & Co., 1879. $3,750
First Edition of this sequel to Burton’s The Gold Mines Of Midian (1878), describing Burton’s second expedition through Midian in northwest Arabia. Midian became known as a highly rich source for gold, especially in the areas where ancient artifacts were located. Although Burton failed to find the vast amounts of gold he believed were in the region, he and his team succeeded in exploring and mapping a 600-mile territory and detailing eighteen ruined cities in the North and thirteen in the South. The expedition was sponsored by the Egyptian Khedive Isma’il I, for whom Burton brought back twenty-five tons of minerals to be assayed. Only 1000 copies of the book were printed.
Penzer pp. 96-7.
105. BURTON, Sir Richard Francis [1821-1890]. The Memorial Edition Of The Works… [General Half-Title]. 4 Titles in 7 Volumes [All Published]. 8vo. original gilt-stamped cloth (slight chipping to a few spine ends of first 2 vols. & corners of first 3 vols. bit frayed). London: Tylston And Edwards, 1893-94. $3,500
Edited by Isabel Burton, who had originally intended to publish the majority of her late husband’s work as part of this edition. The set includes: (1) Personal Narrative Of A Pilgrimage To Al-Madinah & Meccah. 2 Volumes. pp. xxviii, [2 leaves], 436; xii, [2 leaves], 479. with half-titles. frontis. portrait of Lady Burton, folding coloured lithographed map, 13 lithographed plates (5 chromolithographs & 9 tinted), 1 wood-engraved plate, 3 plans & 28 text illus. Burton was the “first English Christian to enter Mecca of his own free will as a true Mohammedan pilgrim and not as a convert.” (Penzer) During his arduous and dangerous journey, he disguised himself at various times as a Persian Mirza, a Dervish and a Pathan doctor. “As a story of bold adventure, and as lifting a veil from the unknown, its interest will never fade.” (DNB) (2) A Mission To Gelele, King Of Dahome With Notices Of The So-Called “Amazons,” The Grand Customs, The Yearly Customs, The Human Sacrifices, The Present State Of The Slave Trade, And The Negro’s Place In Nature. 2 Volumes. pp. xxi, [1 leaf], 256; viii, 305, . with half-titles. 2 frontis. (3) Vikram And The Vampire Or Tales Of Hindu Devilry. pp. xxi, [1 leaf], 243, , ads. 16 plates (incl. frontis.) & 17 text illus. by Ernest Griset. (4) First Footsteps In East Africa Or, An Exploration Of Harar. 2 Volumes. pp. xxxiv, [1 leaf], 209; 5 p.l., 276, ads. 2 mpas, 4 chromolithographs & 7 text illus. (1 illus. on plate list never issued). Account of Burton’s pioneering expedition into Somaliland, where he was the first European to visit the forbidden Moslem city of Harar, and where he sustained his famous spear wound to the face during an attack by natives while encamped on the beach at Berbara.
(1) Penzer pp. 54-55. cfGay 3634. cfAbbey, Travel, 368. cfIbrahim-Hilmy I p. 111. (2) Penzer pp. 73-74. cfHosken p. 34. (3) Penzer pp. 82-83. (4) Penzer pp. 64-65. cfAbbey, Travel, 276. cfHosken p. 33.
106. BURTON, Sir Richard Francis [1821-1890]. Personal Narrative Of A Pilgrimage To El-Medinah And Meccah…Second Edition. 8vo. pp. xiv, [1 leaf], 418; 3 p.l., iv, [1 leaf], 422. with half-titles. 1 folding map, 3 plans (2 folding), 13 lithographed plates (8 tinted, 5 coloured). 22 text illus. modern half morocco, gilt edges (joints starting, extremities worn). London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, And Roberts, 1857. $2,000
One of the greatest travel books ever written. Burton’s popular work was originally published in three volumes (1855-56). Burton was the first English Christian to enter Mecca as a true Mohammedan pilgrim. During his arduous and dangerous journey, he disguised himself at various times as a Persian Mirza, a Dervish and a Pathan doctor. “As a story of bold adventure, and as lifting a veil from the unknown, its interest will never fade.” (DNB)
Gay 3634. Ibrahim-Hilmy I p. 111. Penzer pp. 51-52.
107. BURTON, Sir R[ichard] Francis [1821-1890]. Vikram And The Vampire Or Tales Of Hindu Devilry Adapted By...Edited By His Wife, Isabel Burton... 8vo. pp. xxi, [1 leaf], 243, , ads. with half-title. photogravure frontis. by Albert Letchford & 16 plates & 17 text illus. by Ernest Grisbet. original gilt-stamped pictorial cloth, t.e.g., others uncut (front joint & spine ends bit frayed, light foxing to plates, the text clean and crisp). London: Tylston And Edwards, 1893. $1,100
Large-Paper Issue, Limited to 200 copies and with added photogravure frontispiece.
Penzer pp. 82-3.
108. (BURTON, Sir Richard Francis [1821-1890]). WRIGHT, Thomas [1859-1936].The Life Of Sir Richard Burton. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xxix, -291, ; x [i.e. xi], -291, xxv. with half-titles. 64 plates & maps (incl. in pagination). original cloth, t.e.g., others uncut (covers dampstained, spines faded). London: Everett & Co., 1906. $400
Penzer p. 311.
109. BURTON, William Westbrooke [1794-1888].The State Of Religion And Education In New South Wales. 8vo. pp. vii, blank, [2 leaves], 321, blank, cxxxvi. with half-title & tipped-in errata slip. folding partially coloured map (frontis.). 5 folding sheets of statistical tables. Untrimmed in original blind-stamped cloth, spine gilt with vignettes of a church & a kangaroo (tears in map repaired - no loss, some light marginal dampstaining). London: J.Cross & Simpkin and Marshall, 1840. $700
First Edition. The author was a judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. The present work was intended to serve as an appendix to the report of the select committee on transportation. In it, Burton concluded that the transportation system had failed chiefly through the long continuing deficiency in religious instruction, for which he advocates several remedial measures. Burton's strong anti-catholic bias evoked an angry response from Bishop Ullathorne.
Ferguson 2943 (calling for 2 errata slips & mentioning only 4 folding sheets of tables).
110. BUSH, Richard J[ames]. Reindeer, Dogs, And Snow-Shoes: A Journal Of Siberian Travel And Explorations Made In The Years 1865, 1866, And 1867. 8vo. pp. xx, -529, 6(ads). wood-engraved frontis. 44 wood-engraved text illus. (several full-page). folding map. original black & gilt-stamped cloth, rebacked with spine mounted (few short tears to map folds – no loss). New York: Harper & Brothers, 1871. $300
First Edition. Bush spent several years in Siberia surveying the proposed route of the Russian-American Telegraph Company’s line. He here recounts his travels from the Kamchatka Peninsula to Sakhalin Island to the Sea of Okhotsk, down the Anadyr River, and from thence to the Bering Strait.
Arctic Bib. 2562. Smith B173. Nerhood 290 (citing pp. 518).
111. BUXTON, Thomas Fowell [1787-1845]. The African Slave Trade And Its Remedy. 8vo. pp. 14, viii, 273, , vi, -582, . engraved folding map. original blind-stamped cloth, rebacked with spine mounted, endpapers preserved (light foxing to map & a few leaves). London: John Murray, 1840. $550
First Edition. Incorporating the text of the second edition of Buxton's 1839 work on the slave trade and containing an additional part (pp. 277-582) proposing the means of suppression. Buxton advocated strengthening the naval force along the coast, the formation of treaties with the tribal chiefs and an extensive plan for the agricultural and commercial development of Africa. Prefixed is a Prospectus Of The Society For The Extinction Of The Slave Trade.
112. BYAM, George. Wanderings In Some Of The Western Republics Of America. With Remarks Upon The Cutting Of The Great Ship Canal Through Central America. 12mo. pp. ix, 264, ads. tinted lithographed frontis. of Chagres. 2 wood-engraved plates. engraved map of the proposed canal. with half-title. original blind & gilt-stamped cloth, rebacked (corners worn, light spotting to frontis.). London: John Parker, 1850. $300
First Edition. A narrative of Byam's travels in Chile and Peru with a discussion of the harbours of South America and the proposal to build a canal through central America.
113. BYRON, John [1723-1786]. The Narrative Of...Containing An Account Of The Great Distresses Suffered by Himself and His Companions on the Coast of Patagonia, From the Year 1740, till their Arrival in England, 1746. With A Description of St. Jago De Chili, and the Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants. Also A Relation of the Loss of the Wager Man of War...Second Edition. 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., viii, 257. with half-title. engraved frontis. contemporary calf, gilt back (spine ends worn, small gouge in upper front joint). London: Printed for S.Baker and G.Leigh; and T.Davies, 1768. $1,350
Byron was midshipman aboard the Wager, one of Anson’s squadron in his voyage of circumnavigation. The ship was wrecked off the Chilean coast and the survivors who remained with Captain David Cheap were made prisoners by the Indians and turned over to the Spanish authorities. The wreck of the Wager led to major changes in British nautical law relating to shipwreck. “Admiral Byron’s narrative...is one of the most thrilling accounts in the language, and supplied his illustrious descendant [Lord Byron, the poet] with many particulars for the shipwreck in Don Juan.” (Sabin)
Cox II p. 281. Hill II pp. 366-67. Howgego B199. Huntress 78c. JCB I 1615. National Maritime Museum Cat. I 118. Palau 38233. Sabin 9730. cfBell B642.
114. [CALDERÓN DE LA BARCA, Frances Erskine (Inglis), Marchioness] [1804-1882]. Life In Mexico, During A Residence Of Two Years In That Country. By Madame C_______ De La B____…With A Preface, By W.H.Prescott… 8vo. pp. xiv, 437. music in the text. modern half morocco, t.e.g. London: Chapman And Hall, 1843. $500
First London Edition (?). Sabin and NUC also cite a Chapman and Hall London edition of the same year with slightly different collation: pp. xii, 436. Including remarks on politics, carnivals, convents and churches, bull-fighting, gambling, servants, feasts and festivals, opera and theatre, leading men, volcanoes, Indian superstitions, &c. The author was the Scottish-born wife of the Spanish Minister to the United States, who was sent on a special mission to Mexico after Independence. "One of the classic writings of nineteenth-century travel…due to her position, [she] was able to become intimately acquainted with Mexican society and had access to any information she sought..This is probably the most important record of the social life of the country at that time" (Hill). “This is the earliest and most balanced first-hand account of Mexico to be written by a woman.” (Robinson) According to Robinson, the book was so detailed that it was used by the American army as a guide during the campaign against Mexico in 1847.
Hill p. 43. Robinson, Wayward Women, p. 233. cfSabin 9889.
The First European to Cross Africa from East to West
115. CAMERON, Verney Lovett [1844-1894]. Across Africa. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xvi, 389 +ads; xii, 366 + 8(ads). with half-titles. 29 wood-engraved plates (incl. frontis.) & 4 facsimiles (3 folding). folding partly coloured map in rear pocket. numerous text illus. A nice set in the original gilt-stamped pictorial cloth. London: Daldy, Isbister & Co., 1877. $1,500
First Edition of this important account of the Livingstone Relief Expedition of 1873-75 which was sponsored by the Royal Geographical Society. After receiving word that Livingstone was dead in October 1873 shortly after his arrival in Africa, Cameron decided to continue his explorations. He conducted a complete survey of Lake Tanganyika and from there, braving great difficulties, travelled southeast through the Southern Congo region and Angola. In 1875 he reached Katombela, north of Benguela on the Atlantic coast, becoming the first European to cross Equatorial Africa from east to west. On his return to England, Cameron was received with much acclamation. He was promoted to be a commander, was made a C.B., was awarded the gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society, and was created hon. D.C.L. of Oxford.
Hosken p. 38.
116. CAMERON, Verney Lovett [1844-1894]. Across Africa. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., [v]-xvi, -508, ads. lacking half-title? 29 wood-engraved plates (incl. frontis.) & 4 facsimiles (3 double-page). folding partly coloured map in front pocket. numerous text illus. original gilt-stamped pictorial cloth, rebacked with portion of spine mounted (map backed with rice paper). New York: Harper & Brothers, 1877. $550
First American Edition.
cfHosken p. 38.
117. CAMPBELL, Lord George [Granville] [1850-1915].Log Letters From “The Challenger.” 8vo. pp. 4 p.l., 448. with half-title. folding lithograph map with partial colour (frontis.). 1 small text plan. original cloth, rebacked with spine mounted (extremities trifle frayed, spine dull). London: Macmillan And Co., 1876. $450
First Edition. An informal and unscientific account, consisting of extracts from Campbell’s log, of this important scientific expedition, 1872-76. Included are chapters and sections on Australia, the Fiji Islands, Moluccas, Philippines, New Guinea, Japan, Hawaii, Tahiti, &c.
Ferguson 7891. National Maritime Museum Cat. I 180.
118. CAMPBELL, J[ohn] G[ordon] D[rummond] [1864-1935]. Siam in the Twentieth Century Being The Experiences And Impressions Of A British Official. 8vo. pp. xi, 332 + ads. folding coloured map & 16 plates. original gilt-stamped cloth (tape stains to spine & covers). London: Edward Arnold, 1902. $200
119. [CAMPBELL, W.F.]. Life In Normandy Sketches Of French Fishing Farming, Cooking, Natural History And Politics Drawn From Nature. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., [v]-xiii, , 322; 1 p.l., [v], ix, , 322. 19 tinted lithographs (incl. frontis.), 1 folding lithographed map & 2 wood-engraved title vignettes. lacking half-titles. contemporary half calf (bit rubbed, joints of Volume 1 beginning to crack, light foxing to map & last few leaves). Edinburgh: Edmonston & Douglas, 1863. $500
120. CAPELLO, H[ernandogildo Augusto de Brito] [1839-1917] & R[oberto] IVENS. De Angola A Contra-Costa Descripção De Uma Viagem Atravez Do Continente Africano… 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xxvii, 448; xiii, 490. with half-titles. 7 folding maps, 2 folding charts, & numerous wood-engraved plates & text illus. A fine set in contemporary quarter morocco, gilt coronet on upper covers, all edges gilt (small library rubberstamp on titles). Lisbon: Imprensa Nacional, 1886. $1,100
First Edition of this account of the important 1884-86 first west to east expedition across South Africa between the coasts of Angola and Mozambique accomplished by Brito Capello and Roberto Ivans. The two Portuguese naval officers mapped a viable commercial route, explored the unknown interior first between the Angola coastline and Huila plain and later through the interior of Quelimane in Mozambique, and conducted important hydrographic and ethnographic and linguistic studies. Capello became governor of Angola (1886-1891) following the publication of the present work, and later became aide-de-camp to King Luis I and King Carlos I of Portugal.
121. CAREY, M.L.M. Four Months In A Dahabëéh; Or, Narrative Of A Winter’s Cruise On The Nile. 8vo. pp. 4 p.l., 414, ads. with half-title. 6 chromolithographed plates. original black & gilt-stamped cloth (spine dull, front cover bit spotted). London: L.Booth, 1863. $650
First Edition. The travellers undertook their cruise from October 1860 to April 1861, visiting Alexandria, Cairo, Girgeh, Assouan, Korosko, Wadee Halfer, Karnak, Denderah, and Suez.
Blackmer 287. Ibrahim-Hilmy I p. 119.
122. CARR, Sir John [1772-1832]. A Tour Through Holland, Along The Right And Left Banks Of The Rhine, To The South Of Germany, In The Summer And Autumn Of 1806. 4to. pp. xv, , 468. engraved map & 20 aquatint plates, hand-tinted with a sepia wash. contemporary tree calf, rebacked with spine mounted (first gathering browned, some offsetting from plates). London: Printed For Richard Phillips, 1807. $1,600
First Edition. The aquatints, by William Daniell, include depictions of Rotterdam, Delft, The Hague, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Düsseldorff, Cologne, Bonn, Mainz, Frankfurt, &c.
Abbey, Travel, 216. Prideaux pp. 218, 330.
123. CARRÉ, L'Abbé [Dominus? Barthélemy]. The Travels Of...In India And The Near East 1672 To 1674 Translated from the manuscript journal of his travels in the India Office by Lady Fawcett and edited by Sir Charles Fawcett with the assistance of Sir Richard Burn. Volume One From France through Syria, Iraq and the Persian Gulf to Surat, Goa, and Bijapur, with an account of his grave illness. [...Volume Two From Bijapur to Madras and St. Thomé. Account of the capture of Trincomalee Bay and St. Thomé by de la Haye, and of the siege of St. Thomé by the Golconda army and hostilities with the Dutch; ...Volume III Return Journey to France with an account of the Sicilian revolt against Spanish rule at Messina.]. 3 Volumes. 8vo. pp. lvi, 315; xxiv, 317-675; xxiii, 677-984. with half-titles. 6 plates (incl. 2 frontis.; 1 double-page) & 9 folding maps. partly unopened in original blind & gilt-stamped cloth. London: The Hakluyt Society [Second Series: Nos. 95, 96 & 97], 1947-48. $400
“A major source for the history of the Madras region.” (Howgego) Carré travelled extensively in the Middle East and India between 1666 and 1674.
Howgego C50. National Maritime Museum Cat. I 433.
124. CASTILLO, Bernal Díaz Del. The Memoirs Of The Conquistador Bernal Diaz Del Castillo Written By Himself…Translated From The Original Spanish By John Ingram Lockhart… 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xvi, 399; viii, 416. original blind-stamped cloth, rebacked with spines mounted (corners bit frayed). London: J.Hatchard And Son, 1844. $400
First Edition of the Lockhart Translation of this account of the discovery and conquest of Mexico and New Spain written by the Spanish conquistador.
Howgego C71. Sabin 19983.
125. CAUNTER, Rev. [John] Hobart [1794-1851].The Oriental Annual, Or Scenes in India… 8vo. pp. 4 p.l., 254, ads. 25 steel engravings after drawings by William Daniell (incl. frontis. & additional title). original full morocco, elaborately stamped in gilt & blind incorporating images of snakes, elephants, & a camel, all edges gilt (1 tissue guard missing, light foxing or marginal soiling to a few plates). London: Edward Bull, 1834. $500
Faxon p. 108.
126. CAUNTER, Rev. [John] Hobart [1794-1851].The Oriental Annual, Or Scenes in India… 8vo. pp. vi, [1 leaf], 263, ads. 22 steel engravings after drawings by William Daniell (incl frontis. & additional title). original full morocco, elaborately stamped in gilt & blind incorporating images of snakes, elephants, & a camel, all edges gilt (light foxing to a few plates). London: Edward Bull, 1835. $400
Faxon p. 108.
127. CAUNTER, Rev. [John] Hobart [1794-1851]. The Oriental Annual, Or Scenes in India… 8vo. pp. 4 p.l., 297, , ads. 22 steel engravings after drawings by William Daniell (incl. frontis. & additional title). original full morocco, elaborately stamped in gilt & blind incorporating images of snakes, elephants, & a camel, all edges gilt (very short splits in upper joints, 2 tissue guards lacking, light foxing to a few plates). London: Edward Churton, 1836. $400
Faxon p. 108. .
128. CAUNTER, Rev. [John] Hobart [1794-1851].The Oriental Annual. Lives Of The Moghul Emperors. 8vo. pp. x, [1 leaf], 240, ads. 22 steel engravings after drawings by William Daniell (incl. frontis. & additional title). original full morocco, elaborately stamped in gilt & blind incorporating images of snakes, elephants, & a camel, all edges gilt (lacking 1 tissue guard, several gatherings sprung, some foxing to 3 plates). London: Charles Tilt…, 1837. $400
Faxon p. 108.
129. CAVE, Henry W[illiam] [b. 1854].Golden Tips. A Description Of Ceylon and its great Tea Industry. 8vo. pp. xii, 474, . folding partly coloured map frontis. portrait & 212 other illus. (some full-page) after photos taken by the author. original gilt-stamped cloth, all edges gilt (spine darkened). London: Sampson Low, Marston And Company, Limited, 1900. $200
130. CESNOLA, Louis Palma Di [1832-1904]. Cyprus: Its Ancient Cities, Tombs, And Temples. A Narrative of Researches and Excavations During Ten Years’ Residence As American Consul In That Island. 8vo. pp. xix, 448, 12(ads). with half-title. 2 maps. 48 plates, 12 plates of script & numerous text illus. original gilt-stamped cloth (spine ends chipped, inner hinges partly cracked, library bookplate). London: John Murray, 1877. $750
First Edition. The Italian-born Cesnola served as United States consul at Larnaca in Cyprus from 1865 to 1877. During his stay he conducted numerous excavations and discovered a large number of antiquities. The collection was purchased by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and Cesnola was appointed director. The Appendix contains a catalogue of the engraved gems found in the treasure vaults of the temple at Curium, by C.W.King of Trinity College, Cambidge, and a short description of the different types of vases discovered, with their inscriptions, written by A.S.Murray of the British Museum.
131. CESNOLA, Louis Palma Di [1832-1904]. Cyprus: Its Ancient Cities, Tombs, And Temples. A Narrative Of Researches And Excavations During Ten Years’ Residence In That Island.8vo. pp. xix, 456, 3(ads). frontis. portrait, 2 maps, 49 plates, 9 plates of script, & numerous text illus. A nice copy in original black & gilt-stamped cloth (light wear to extremities). New York: Harper & Brothers,1878. $500
First American Edition.
132. CHARCOT, Jean [Baptiste A.E.] [1867-1936].The Voyage Of The 'Why Not?' In The Antarctic The Journal Of The Second French Polar Expedition, 1908-1910. large 8vo. pp. viii, 315. with half-title. 43 plates (incl. folding frontis.). modern quarter calf (a few gatherings roughly opened). London, New York & Toronto: Hodder & Stoughton, . $1100
First Edition of the English Translation by Philip Walsh. Account of the author’s second expedition to the Antarctic, 1908-10, during which he wintered at Petermann Island, explored the Bellingshausen and Amsterdam Seas, finished the map of Alexander Island, and discovered Loubet Land, Marguerite Bay, and Charcot Island. This important expedition accomplished the mapping of 1250 miles of coastline and collected enough scientific data to fill twenty-eight volumes, illustrated with some 3000 photographs taken in the Antarctic. The maps created from the expedition were so precise that they were still being used twenty-tive years later by sealers and whalers.
133. CHARDIN, Sir John [1643-1713].Travels In Persia With an Introduction by Brigadier-General Sir Percy Sykes… 4to. pp. xxx, 287, [1 leaf]. title vignette. with half-title. 2 facsimile titles, 1 portrait, 2 folding plates, & 4 text illus. (1 full-page). Uncut & largely unopened in original quarter vellum (dampstaining to lower covers & damp-wrinkling to leaves of outer gatherings). London: Argonaut Press, 1927. $250
Limited to 975 numbered copies on Japon Vellum. Chardin made two trips to Persia, the first in 1665, and the second in 1671, as a traveller and trader in jewels. “His account of the Persian court and of his business transactions with the shah [Abbas II] are of great interest.” (Cox) The first part of the present account describes his adventures in Persia, while the second is devoted to a description of the country, fauna and flora, manners and customs of the inhabitants, manufactures, trade, and commerce. A Huguenot, Chardin was forced to flee France in 1681, setting in London, where he was knighted by Charles II, appointed jeweller to the royal court, and employed on a number of diplomatic missions.
Cox I p. 250 (citing incorrect date). Howgego C102.
Standard Work on Japan
134. CHARLEVOIX, [Pierre François Xavier] De [1682-1761]. Histoire Du Japon…Nouvelle Édition…Revûe, corrigée, augmentée, & mise dans un nouvel ordre par l’Auteur. 6 Volumes. 12mo. 57 engraved maps & plates (29 folding). with half-titles. 19th century marbled bds. (neat rubberstamp on verso of titles & half-titles). Paris: Chez Nyon Fils, 1754. $9,000
Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged of this standard work on Japan. Charlevoix’s compilation, based on numerous sources including the work of Engelbert Kaempfer and his own previously published Histoire de l'Établissement, des Progrès et et de la Décadence du Christianisme dans L'Empire du Japon (1715), was first published in 1736 in quarto format with 33 maps and plates. The work contains information on the country’s geography and history, with details on christian missionary activity there, the manners and customs of the Japanese, natural resources, government and commerce, and natural history. The plates depict Japanese costumes, musical instruments, ships, weapons, and native plants. Included are maps of Japan, Korea, and Japan together with the Chinese coast and Kamchatka, and town plans of Meako (Kyoto), Anzuquiama, Osaka, Nagasaki, and Edo (Tokyo). At the end is an annotated bibliography of books on Japan, pp. -365.
Cordier, Japonica, 424.
135. CHARLEVOIX, [Pierre François Xavier De] [1682-1761]. The History Of Paraguay… 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. vii, 463; viii, 415. contemporary calf (joints cracked & weak, spine ends chipped, corners worn, light foxing to outer leaves). London: Printed for Lockyer Davis, 1769. $800
First Edition of the English Translation. “The most complete and satisfactory work on Paraguay, and the only one in which the vast system of the Jesuits is fully developed, the position of the author affording him peculiar opportunities for its examination.” (Cox)
Cox II p. 282. Sabin 12130. Leclerc 1882. Borba de Moraes I p. 179n. cfSpain and Spanish America 161 (Dublin Edn.).
136. (CHILE). PINKERTON, John [1758-1826]. Chili [Inset of Tierra Island]. London Published Octr. 15th 1809 by Cadell & Davies… 27 ¾” x 19 ¾” (70.5 x 50.2 cm; measurements within borders). original outline colour (light offsetting). $525
Phillips, Atlases, 724. National Maritime Museum III 409.
137. (CHINA). ARROWSMITH, John [1790-1873]. China, By J. Arrowsmith. London Pubd. 15 Feby. 1843, by J. Arrowsmith 10 Soho Square. 21” x 24 ¾” (53.3 x 63 cm). original outline colour (tears to left margin & lower centre fold repaired & centre fold reinforced). $850
138. [CH’ING KAO-TSUNG, Emperor of China] [1711-1799]. Éloge De La Ville De Moukden Et De Ses Environs; Poème Composé par Kien-Long, Empereur de la Chine & de la Tartarie...Accompagné de Notes curieuses sur la Géographie... 8vo. pp. xxiv, xxviii, 381, incl. errata. contemporary mottled calf, gilt back (bit rubbed, head of spine chipped, some light browning). Paris: N.M.Tilliard, 1770. $950
First Edition of the French Translation by Jean Joseph Marie Amiot [1718-1793], Jesuit missionary at Peking, of this poem in praise of the town of Mukden in Manchuria and its environs written by the Chinese Emperor, Kien-Long (Ch’ing Kao-Tsung). Mukden was the capital of China during the rule of the Manchu dynasty. Also included are notes on the geography and natural history of Eastern Tartary and on the manners and customs of the Chinese written by Chinese editors, and a small poem on tea, also by Ch’ing Kao-Tsung.
Cordier, Sinica, 1790. Lust 179.
139. CLARK, Charles Upson. Bessarabia Russia And Roumania On The Black Sea. 8vo. pp. xi, [1 leaf], 333.map& 15 plates. biblio. index. A nice bright copy in original cloth.New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1927. $350
140. COBBETT, James P[aul] [1803-1881]. Journal Of A Tour In Italy, And Also In Part Of France and Switzerland…From October, 1828, To September, 1829… 12mo. pp. 2 p.l., 392. 12-page list of publications written by William, John & James P.Cobbett, printed by W.Cobbett, inserted. original cloth-backed bds. (corner of rear cover bent, joints beginning to fray, paper spine label worn, tear in flyleaf repaired, light foxing). engraved arms mounted on inside front cover. bookplate of Michael Sadleir. London: 1830. $450
First Edition. Most of Cobbett’s journal is devoted to his impressions of Italy, particularly Rome, Naples, Florence, and Venice.
141. COCHRANE, John Dundas [1780-1825]. Narrative Of A Pedestrian Journey Through Russia And Siberian Tartary, From The Frontiers Of China To The Frozen Sea And Kamtchatka; Performed During The Years 1820, 1821, 1822, And 1823. 8vo. pp. xvi, 564. with half-title. 2 folding engraved maps. 3 text diagrams. modern quarter calf. London: John Murray, 1824. $950
First Edition. Cochrane set out to explore the unmapped regions of the arctic coast of northeastern Siberia and northwestern America, but curtailed his journey in view of the discoveries of Wrangell, Vasiliev and Kotzebue. His narrative provides an account of his journey, mostly by foot, through Yakutsk to the lower Kolyma River area, southward to Okhotsk, and then through Kamchatka, with observations on the native peoples, their social and economic conditions, a description of the annual fur-trading fair between the Russians and Chukchis, and a brief history of Western Siberia.
Cordier 2780. Lust 367. cfArctic Bib. 3249-50. cfNerhood 171. cfWickersham 2760.
142. COCKBURN, James Pattison] [1779?-1847]. Swiss Scenery From Drawings By Major Cockburn. 4to. pp. vii, 200. 61 steel-engraved plates (incl. additional title) & 1 engraved vignette by F. Goodall, C. Heath, C. Westwood, & others, after Cockburn. complete with tissue guards. uncut & largely unopened, bound in contemporary straight-grained brown morocco, rebacked with spine mounted (joints & extremities rubbed, scattered light foxing mainly to plate margins). London: Rodwell & Martin, 1820. $3,500
First Edition. Cockburn was an officer in the royal artillery and had studied art under Paul Sandby at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. During periods of leave from Malta and Woolwich, where he was stationed after the peace, he executed many drawings of continental scenery, which were engraved and published in the 1820's. The present collection of engravings of Swiss scenery includes views of Mont Blanc, Vevay, Lausanne, Neuchâtel, Berne, Lucerne, the Castles of Martigny, Chillon, and Bellinzona, the Glacier at Grindelwald, the Fall of the Rhine near Schaffhausen, Lakes of Brientz, Zoug, and Lowertz, &c.
143. COGHLAN, Sir T[imothy] A[gustine] [1856-1926]. The Wealth And Progress Of New South Wales 1886-87... 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., [ii]-xviii, 577. folding coloured map & statistical table. with half-title & errata slip. original printed bds. (bds. worn & discoloured but binding solid). Sydney: George Robertson & Co..., 1887. $350
First Edition. Including chapters on the population, law and crime, commerce, agriculture, stock, history &c. of New South Wales.
144. COLLINGRIDGE, George. The Discovery Of Australia. A Critical, Documentary and Historic Investigation Concerning the Priority of Discovery in Australasia by Europeans before the arrival of Lieut. James Cook, in the "Endeavour," in the year 1770... 4to. pp. xv, 376. 87 plates & text illus. with half-title. a nice copy, untrimmed in original gilt-stamped cloth (spinal extremities chipped, institutional bookplate). Sydney: Hayes Brothers, 1895. $650
145. COLLINS, Francis. Voyages To Portugal, Spain, Sicily, Malta, Asia Minor, Egypt, &c. &c. From 1796 To 1801: With An Historical Sketch, And Occasional Reflections. 8vo. pp. 105, blank, index. modern bds. London: Printed For Richard Phillips By B. McMillan, 1809. $300
Second Edition (first: 1807).
146. [COLOMB, Romain] [1784-1858]. Journal D’Un Voyage En Italie Et En Suisse, Pendant L’Année 1828. Par M. R. C. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., [vii], 484, [1 leaf]errata. with half-title. Untrimmed in original printed wrs. Paris: Verdière, 1833. $250
147. COLOMBO, Felipe [1623-1684]. El Iob De La Ley De Gracia, Retrado En La Admirable Vida Del Siervo De Diós, Venerable Padre Fray Pedro Urraca... 8vo. ff. , 139 [ie. 137], . text in double columns. lacking frontis. portrait. later marbled calf (closely cropped with some running titles, catchwords, foliation or signature marks shaved, short split in upper front joint, small wormhole in blank portion of title (with old repair) & in second leaf, tear in P1 repaired - no loss, some light dampstaining to leaves of first quarter).the Sir Thomas Phillipps copy, with press-mark & inscribed 'MHC'. [Madrid]: En La Imprinta Real, 1674. $1,400
First Edition of this biography of Pedro Urraca [1583-1672] who spent most of his life in Peru, largely at Quito. The author was chonicler and historiographer of the Mercedarian Order. Only one copy of the work is cited in NUC (JCB) and Worldcat cites copies only at the British Library and the National Library of Spain.
European Americana 674/41. JCB III p. 270. Goldsmith, BM STC Spanish, C617. Medina, BHA, 1562. Palau 57029. Not in Sabin.
148. THE COLONIAL JOURNAL. Vol. I. January To July, 1816…[…No. VI. July, 1817…]. 6 Issues Bound in 3 Volumes. 8vo. 13 engraved & aquatint plates (6 hand-coloured & 1 sepia). several wood-engraved text illus. modern quarter calf (some light dampstaining at beginning of issues, some foxing throughout). London: Printed By G.Davidson…for, Baldwin, Craddock And Joy…, [1816-17]. $2,250
First Editions of Numbers 2-6; Second Edition of Number 1. Published quarterly from April 1816 to March 1818 (in a total of nine issues), the Colonial Journal contained articles on virtually every aspect of colonial life in the West Indies, South America, North America, Australia, and New Zealand, with material relating to natural history, political and economic conditions, social life (marriages and deaths), parliamentary papers, colonial acts, cultural life (poetry, book reviews, and bibliographies). Some of the more noteworthy articles and papers are: ‘An Account Of The Missions In British North America, appointed by the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts’, ‘Account of the Colony at Pitcairn Island’, a description of the affairs of the Red River Colony, Meriwether Lewis’s ‘The Fur Trade of Louisiana Commercially and Politically Considered’, an account of the first crossing of the Blue Mountains of New South Wales by Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson, ‘…Documents In Justification Of The Conduct Of Governor Ainslie, in the Reduction of a most formidable Rebellion among the Slaves in the Island of Dominica’, ‘A View Of the Civil Government and Administration of Justice in the Province of Canada…By Francis Maseres’, parliamentary papers from the Select Committee on Transportation to New South Wales, ‘Mr. Walton on the Plant Coca of Peru’, ‘An Historical Account of the Establishment of the Colony of Jamaica’, ‘An Historical and Descriptive Account of Buenos Ayres and La Plata’, articles on the Newfoundland trade, ‘A Journey to the Court of Bossa Ahadee King of Dahomey’, &c.
The plates include: (1) ‘A View of hall-head Sugar Plantation, Jamaica’, (2) ‘The Roseate Spoonbille’ (hand-coloured), (3) ‘Colonial Coinage’, (4) ‘View of Kingston, Port Royal St. Jago de la Vega, in the Island of Jamaica’, (5) ‘Canvas-back and Red-Headed Ducks’ (hand-coloured), (6) ‘A View of the City of Quebec’ (sepia aquatint), (7) ‘The Stag or Red-Deer’, (8) ‘A View of the Anchorage at Port Royal, Martinico’, (9) ‘The Sheep or Musimon’, (10) ‘A View of Petersfield Sugar Plantation, Jamaica’ (hand-coloured aquatint), (11) ‘Huamaco or American Camel’ (hand-coloured), (12) ‘Halifax, Nova Scotia from Dartmouth Point’ (hand-coloured aquatint), and (13) ‘Llama Puntera, and Llamero in his Poncho’ (hand-coloured).
Blackburn p. 171. Sabin 14688. Ferguson 637 (citing 2 incomplete runs).
149. COMBES, [Edmond] [1812-1848] & Maurice TAMISIER [b. 1810]. Voyage En Abyssinie, Dans Le Pays Des Galla, De Choa Et D’Ifat; Précédé D’Une Excursion Dans L’Arabie Heureuse… 4 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 367; 1 p.l., 362; 1 p.l., 379; 1 p.l., 383. large folding engraved map. A pretty set in contemporary blind-stamped purple chagrin, all edges gilt (light wear to extremities, some foxing throughout). Paris: L.Passard & Lavigne, 1843. $2,600
Second Edition (first: 1838). Combes and Tamisier spent two years in Abyssinia and Yemen, from March 1835 to March 1837, visiting Axum, Adua, Galla, Tigré, Debra-Tabor, Tana, Gondar, Massawa, &c. Combes was a former vice-consul at Scala Nova in Asia Minor, and a future vice-consul at Rabat in Morocco. In 1846 he published an account of his 1841 travels in Egypt and Nubia.
In addition to describing their journey, the travellers provide a history of the country and comment on local manners and customs, trade and commerce, government, &c. The last chapters are devoted to the errors made by previous Europeans who came to Abyssinia: Bruce, Valentia, and Salt.
150. CONDER, Josiah [1852-1920]. The Floral Art Of Japan: Being A Second And Revised Edition Of The Flowers Of Japan And The Art Of Floral Arrangement. folio. pp. xi, 142, viii, . with half-title. 72 plates (14 in colour) & 39 text illus. original gilt-stamped cloth (spine ends slightly frayed, a few small stains on upper cover). Tokyo: Printed By The Shiuyei Sha; Published By Kelly And Walsh Limited, Yokohama, Shangai, Hongkong, And Singapore, 1899. $1,000
Second Edition of the first book in English on ikebana, the Japanese art of floral arrangement. British architect Josiah Conder came to Japan as a foreign advisor to the Japanese government and taught at the Imperial College of Engineering in Tokyo. He designed numerous public buildings in Tokyo, including the Rokumeikan, and taught five famous architects who were the first Japanese to build western-style buildings in the country (Tatsuno Kingo, Katayama Tõkuma, Sone Tatsuzò, Satachi Shichijirõ and Shimoda Kikuystõ).
151. [CONNEAU, Théophile]. Captain Canot; Or, Twenty Years Of An African Slaver Being An Account Of His Career And Adventures On The Coast, In The Interior, On Shipboard, And In The West Indies. Written Out And Edited From The Captain’s Journals, Memoranda and Conversations By Brantz Mayer [1809-1879]. 12mo. pp. ads, xvii, blank, 448, ads. additional wood-engraved title & 7 plates (incl. frontis.). original blind-stamped cloth (spine sunned, some foxing throughout, mainly affecting margins). New York: 1854. $450
Hosken p. 138. Ragatz p. 526. Sabin 47093. cfCundall 2725.
152. COOPER, Joseph. The Lost Continent; Or, Slavery and the Slave-trade In Africa, 1875. With observations on the Asiatic Slave-trade, carried on under the name of labour traffic, and some other subjects. 8vo. pp. viii, 138, ads. folding coloured map. A bright partly unopened copy in original cloth (slight spotting to rear covers, some foxing throughout). London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1875. $400
153. CORTÉS, Hernan[do] [1485-1547]. Cartas Y Relaciones De Hernan Cortés Al Emperador Carlos V Colegidas É Ilustradas Por Don Pascual De Gayangos... large 8vo. pp. li, 575. with half-title. Uncut & unopened in original printed wrs. (wrs. bit chipped, some scattered light foxing). Paris: Imprenta Central De Los Ferro-Carriles, A.Chaix Y Ca, 1866. $400
"This is the only collection of all the known writings of Cortés, and of papers directly relating to him. The collection consists of thirty pieces, that may be classified as follows: Letters and Memorials to the Emperor and Queen, 16; letters and memorials of an official nature, 53; narratives relating to occurrences in Mexico, 53; reports, orders, etc., 4. A small edition only was printed, of which but few were offered for sale." (Sabin)
"Besides the Cortés letters, this distinguished scholar included in this book various other contemporary documents relating to the Conquest, embracing letters sent to Cortés' lieutenants; and he also added an important introduction. He included the fifth letter for the first time in the series, and drew upon the archives of Vienna and Simancas with advantage." (Winsor)
Howgego C193. Sabin 16942. Valle 49. Winsor II p. 408.
154. COSTELLO, Dudley. Piedmont And Italy, From the Alps to the Tiber, Illustrated In A Series Of Views Taken On The Spot… 2 Volumes in 1. 4to. pp. 2 p.l., 148; 146. 2 steel-engraved titles, 6 double-page maps (4 colour), & 130 other steel-engraved views & portraits, after drawings by William Brockedon, W.H.Bartlett, & others. with tissue guards. original black & gilt-stamped cloth, all edges gilt, rebacked with spine mounted, original endpapers preserved (paper in first gatherings lightly embrowned, London: James S. Virtue, [c1861]. $2,500
155. COTTRELL, Charles Herbert. Recollections Of Siberia, In The Years 1840 And 1841. 8vo. pp. xii, 410, [1 leaf] + ads. complete with tipped-in errata slip. folding map (frontis.). untrimmed in original blind-stamped cloth (short tear in map - no loss). London: John W.Parker, 1842. $600
First Edition. “British businessman on tour from Moscow to Irkutsk and back to St. Petersburg, 1840-41, presents Siberia as low in refinement but high in hospitality. The exiles, whom he met and described near Lake Baikal, thought him very eccentric.” (Nerhood) Including observations on trade and manufactures, mining (including gold), Baron Wrangel’s polar expedition, relations with the Chinese, &c.
Nerhood 219 (not mentioning map).
156. CRAVEN, Elizabeth, Lady [later Margravine of ANSPACH] [1750-1828].A Journey Through The Crimea To Constantinople. In A Series Of Letters From…To His Serene Highness The Margrave Of Brandebourg, Anspach, And Bareith. Written In The Year M DCC LXXXVI. The Second Edition.4to. pp. 4 p.l., 327, directions to the binder. with half-title. folding engraved map of the Crimea (frontis.) & 6 engraved plates (1 folding). 19th century half roan (some moderate soiling & wear to binding, endpapers replaced, plates offset, foxing to plates & last few leaves). London: Printed for G.G.J. And J.Robinson, 1789. $1,250
A vivid account of travels through France, Austria, Poland, Russia, Turkey and Greece, written in the form of letters addressed from Lady Craven to her future husband, the Margrave of Anspach. In Constantinople she stayed with the French ambassador, Marie-Gabriel-Florent-Auguste de Choiseul-Gouffier, and letter forty-five contains comments on his activities as a collector. “Lady Craven is said to have been the first woman that descended into the grotto of Antiparos.” (Cox) She was also a noted dramatist and was greatly admired by Horace Walpole, who printed her comedy The Sleepwalker at the Strawberry Hill Press in 1778.
The plates depict the source of the River Kaarasou in the Crimea, a Turkish boat, a Turkish burial ground, the Grotto of the Antiparos, Siphanto, and the Convent of Panacrado from the Bay of Gabrio.
Cox I pp. 197-98. NCBEL II 832. cfBlackmer 424. cfRobinson, Wayward Women, pp. 87-88.
157. CRAVEN, Richard Keppel [1779-1851]. A Tour Through The Southern Provinces Of The Kingdom Of Naples…To Which Is Subjoined A Sketch Of The Immediate Circumstances Attending The Late Revolution. 4to. pp. xi, , 449, . engraved map & 13 engraved plates. contemporary calf, rebacked with spine mounted (covers scratched, plates offset). London: Printed For Rodwell And Martin, 1821. $1,500
First Edition. The plates, engraved by Charles Heath after drawings by the author, include depictions of Benevento, Castle of Lucera, Castles of Otranto and Brindisi, Taranto, Cassano, entrance to the Faro of Messina, Lauria, Salerno, &c.
158. CREASY, Sir E[dward] S[hepherd] [1812-1878]. History Of The Ottoman Turks: From The Beginning Of Their Empire To The Present Time. Chiefly Founded On Van Hammer. 2 Volumes. 8vo. xi, , 413; vii, , 548. 6 lithographed maps & plans (4 folding, 2 with partial colour) & 1 lithographed view of Malta. contemporary half chagrin (extremities rubbed, short split in 1 joint, short split in 1 map fold – no loss). London: Richard Bentley, 1854-56. $1,500
First Edition. Creasy’s history is largely based on the great work of Joseph Von Hammer which was unavailable in English translation. In his preface Creasy lauds Von Hammer’s work as one of the best productions of the first half of [the nineteenth] century, being based on numerous authorities and writers on Ottoman history, rich sources found in the archives of Venice, Austria, and other warring or friendly states, coupled with Von Hammer’s long residence in the East and familiarity with Turkish customs and literature. “I have not made a mere abridgment of Von Hammer, but I have sought to write an independent work, for which his volumes have supplied me with the largest store of materials.”
159. CROMER, [Evelyn BARING, first] Earl of [1841-1917]. Modern Egypt. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xviii, , 594; xiv, 600. original cloth (spine ends trifle frayed, Vol. II rear hinge partly cracked). New York: Macmillan Company, 1908. $300
First American Edition of this important contemporary account of Egypt under British occupation and events leading up to it . The author was British controller-general of the Egyptian public debt during 1879, and agent and consul-general in Egypt from 1883 to 1907. Britain occupied Egypt after it had fallen into serious financial and political difficulty, and it was Cromer who was mainly responsible for the consolidation of British rule in Cairo. Unpopular with Egyptian nationalists, Cromer was eventually forced to resign in the wake of protests over the punishments handed out to Egyptians following the 1906 Denshawai Incident.
160. CUNNINGHAM, P[eter Miller] [1789-1864]. Two Years In New South Wales; Comprising Sketches Of The Actual State Of Society In That Colony; Of Its Peculiar Advantages To Emigrants; Of Its Topography, Natural History, &c. &c. In Two Volumes. Second Edition, Revised And Enlarged. 8vo. pp. xvi, 346, ads; viii, 336. pp. 12 of ads bound in at front of Vol. I. folding engraved map. Uncut in modern bds. London: Henry Colburn, 1827. $1,100
Cunningham served as a surgeon-superintendent on convict ships during four voyages to New South Wales. Published in the same year as the first, the second edition contains additional information on recent settlements and includes for the first time, a folding map of New South Wales. Cunningham’s work includes a discussion of the settled districts in New South Wales, male and female convicts, agriculture, husbandry, natural history, shipping, commerce, the prospects in America versus Australia, &c.
Ferguson 1110. Kress C.1869. Goldsmiths’ 25279.
161. CUNYNGHAME, Sir Arthur [Augustus] Thurlow [1812-1884]. Travels In The Eastern Caucasus, On The Caspian And Black Seas, Especially In Daghestan, And On The Frontiers Of Persia And Turkey, During The Summer Of 1871. 8vo. pp. xvi, 367 + 12(ads). 2 folding lithographed maps, 7 wood-engraved plates & 18 wood-engravings in the text after sketches by Henry Hardinge Cunynghame. A very nice untrimmed copy in original blind & gilt-stamped cloth (light spotting to frontis. & title). London: John Murray, 1872. $1,400
First Edition. “British lord and his son, tourist-observers, record a sympathetic visit, July-September, to the Black Sea fortifications.” (Nerhood) The author had been aide-de-camp to Lord Saltoun in China in 1841-42, and subsequently served with great distinction in the Crimean War. Including chapters on Pesth, Bucharest, Constantinople, Odessa, Nicolaef, Yalta, Sebastopol, Balaclava, Inkerman, Kertch, Astrakhan, Shamyl, Wedden, Grosnia, Vladicavcas, Tiflis, Erivan, Sardarabat, &c. Cunynghame’s tour of the Crimea contains personal reminiscences of the war.
162. CURTIN, Jeremiah [1835-1906].A Journey In Southern Siberia The Mongols, Their Religion And Their Myths. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., xiv, 319. folding map & 28 plates (incl. frontis. portrait). uncut in original cloth (foot of spine damaged). Boston: Little, Brown, And Company, 1909. $300
First Edition. “American anthropologist and diplomat journeys to the land of the Mongols and creates a basic work on their way of life, filled with informative photographs and 114 pages of myths and folklore, July 19-September 15, 1900.” (Nerhood)
163. CUST, Robert Needham [1821-1909]. Pictures Of Indian Life Sketched With The Pen From 1852 To 1881. 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., [vii]-x, 346. lacking half-title? 2 maps of Ancient & Modern India on 1 folding sheet, with partial colour. contemporary half chagrin (extremities slightly rubbed, neat gilt institutional crest on upper cover & lower spine, map backed on linen). London: Trübner & Co., 1881. $275
First Edition. The author was a civil servant in India for many years. This collection of essays, written between 1852 and 1881, includes descriptions of Indian life and customs, native religions, the christian church in India, and chapters on the hero and warrior Ráma, Alexander the Great, the first invader of India, Baba Nának, the founder of Sikhism, Indian magistrate John Lawrence, &c.
164. (CYPRUS). [JANSSON, Jan] [1588-1664].Cyprus Insula. [Amsterdam: c1658-1688]. 15” x 19 ½” (38 x 50 cm). original outline & cartouche colour. $1,600
This very decorative map of Cyprus was published by the Dutch map mapmaker, Jansson; Blaeu also published a very similar map in 1632. It is decorated with sailing ships, the coats of arms of the Royal House of the Lusignans and the Turkish arms and the striking image of “…Aphrodite sailing towards Paphos drawn by her swans.” (Stylianou p. 92)
Stylianou, The History Of The Cartography of Cyprus, p. 94 & 308 (illus.). cfKoeman II 177A.
165. CZAPLICKA, M[arie] A[ntoinette Crispine]. Aboriginal Siberia A Study In Social Anthropology. 8vo. pp. xiv, [1 leaf], 374, .16 plates & 2 folding maps. biblio. index. original cloth. Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1914. $250
First Edition. Including chapters on social organization, marriage, customs and beliefs connected with birth, death, burial, future life, and ancestor worship, arctic hysteria, and eight on various aspects of shamanism. A bibliography occupies pp. -351 and a glossary pp. -365.
166. DALE, John. Round The World By Doctors' Orders. Being A Narrative Of A Year's Travel In Japan, Ceylon, Australia, China, New Zealand, Canada, The United States, Etc., Etc. 8vo. pp. viii, 350. with half-title. numerous text illus. (10 full-page, incl. frontis.). original black & gilt-stamped pictorial cloth, all edges gilt (spine faded). London: Elliot Stock, 1894. $300
First Edition. Dale sailed on the maiden voyage of the Orient Company's steam-ship Ophir. Chapters on Ceylon, Victoria, Tasmania, New Zealand, New South Wales, China, Japan, California, Alaska, and Canada and the United States.
Ferguson 8923. Lowther 1112.
The First Person to Circumnavigate the Globe Three Times and
the First Englishman to Set Foot In Australia
167. DAMPIER, William Et Al. A Collection Of Voyages... 4 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 5 p.l., vi, 550, ads; 4 p.l., 184, index, 132, , 112, index; 8 p.l., 116, , 119-463, index; 8 p.l., 208, 175, index, ads. 63 engraved maps & plates (many folding). several woodcut text illus. woodcut ornaments. contemporary mottled calf, rebacked preserving endpapers, corners renewed. London: Printed for James and John Knapton, 1729. $18,500
Best Collected Edition of Dampier`s Voyages. Also included here are the narratives of Lionel Wafer concerning the Isthmus of Panama, and William Funnell, who accompanied Dampier on his first voyage, as well as the entire collection of voyages edited by William Hacke, consisting of the narratives of buccaneers Ambrose Cowley and Bartholomew Sharp, and those of Mr. Roberts, and John Wood, who served on Narbrough’s expedition to the west coast of South America.
Dampier was the first person to circumnavigate the globe three times and the first Englishman to set foot in Australia. “Dampier was the best known, and probably the most intelligent, of the famous group of buccaneers that tormented the Spaniards in the South Seas from 1680 to 1720. His industry in taking notes of all he saw was equalled by his pains in preserving them from destruction. His first voyage, under Captain Swan, in the Cygnet, took him from Virginia to Spanish America and across the Pacific to the East Indies. He traveled extensively in the Orient on several voyages which lasted from 1683 to 1691. It was on one of these trips that the first landing was made by the English on Australian shores, at the entrance of King Sound on the northwest coast, in 1688…Dampier’s book was so well received that the British Admiralty gave him a commission as captain in the Royal Navy and command of the Roebuck to conduct surveys of New Holland (Australia). Shortly after the Roebuck sailed in January, 1699, Dampier’s second book…appeared…Dampier’s voyage in 1699 was the second expedition of the English to Australia. He furnished accurate information and surveys and wrote concerning Australia, “It is not yet determined whether it is an island or a main continent; but I am certain that it joyns neither Asia, Africa, nor America.” His descriptions of the aborigines of Australia probably inspired Jonathan Swift to write about Gulliver among the Yahoos…Dampier explored the south coast of New Guinea or Papua, and he discovered New Britain, St. George’s Bay, and Dampier Strait.” (Hill)
“Dampier was an excellent hydrographer, and possessed an almost unique talent for observing and recording natural phenomena…In their clear, easy, homely, common-sense style, his writings are almost classical; his surveys and charts, making allowance for the imperfections of the age, are most highly commendable, and his dogged determination to keep and preserve his journal through all hardships, dangers, and adverse circumstances, is beyond all praise.” (DNB)
Alden 729/69. Cox I pp. 12-13. Hill pp. 77-78. JCB III 428. National Maritime Museum I 92, 93, 95 & 96. Sabin 18373.
168. DAMPIER, William [1651-1715]. A New Voyage Round The World…With an Introduction by Sir Albert Gray… 4to. pp. xxxvii, 376, [1 leaf]. with half-title. 4pp. of Argonaut Press ads loosely inserted. 2 full-page facsimiles (incl. 1 title), 1 portrait, & 4 maps (3 folding). title vignette. Uncut & largely unopened in original quarter vellum (spine & covers spotted). London: Argonaut Press, 1927. $300
Limited to 975 numbered copies on Japon Vellum. First published in 1697. “Dampier was, without doubt, one of the most amazing pioneers of his day, combining the bloodiest traits of the pirate and buccaneer with a genius for observation of detail…In the present volume we find Dampier, in 1681, landing near Cape St. Lawrence, in the Isthmus of Darien. Making his way to Virginia he commenced a privateering voyage against the Spaniards in the South Seas. In 1683 he rounded Cape Horn and entered the Pacific. Cruising along Chile and Peru he reached Mexico and later raided the West American shores. After many vicissitudes he decided to sail right across the Pacific and return by the East Indies. This forms the most thrilling part of his narrative…In 1688 Dampier was marooned (by his own request) off the Nicobars. After an attempt to navigate a canoe to Achin, in Sumatra, which proved fatal to many of the crew and nearly killed Dampier himself, he finally returned to England in 1691.” (Publisher’s Advert)
Cox I p. 44. Hill p. 78. Howgego D7. National Maritime Museum I 94.
169. DAMPIER, William [1651-1715]. Voyages And Discoveries…With an Introduction and Notes by Clennell Wilkinson… 4to. pp. xxxv, 311, [1 leaf]. with half-title. 4 folding maps. title vignette. Uncut & largely unopened in original quarter vellum (spine & covers spotted). London: Argonaut Press, 1931. $225
Limited to 975 numbered copies on Japon Vellum. Relating the Englishexplorer and buccaneer’s visits to and descriptions of Tonkin, Achin, Malacca, and Bencouli, 1688-89, and his two voyages to the coast of the Bay of Campeche, on the Mexican coast, where he was employed in the logwood trade, 1675-76. Also included is his discourse of winds, storms, seasons, tides, and currents in the Torrid Zone. First published in 1699.
Cox I p. 44. Hill p. 78. Howgego D5. National Maritime Museum I 98.
170. (DARIEN COLONY). AN ENQUIRY Into The Causes of the Miscarriage Of The Scots Colony at Darien. Or An Answer To A Libel Entituled A Defence of the Scots Abdicating Darien. Submitted to the Consideration of the Good People of England. 8vo. pp. 4 p.l., 112. stitched, as issued. in folding cloth box. Glasgow: 1700. $1,550
First Edition. A reply to a pamphlet attacking the ill-fated Darien colony in America, written by James Hodges (Defence of the Scots Abdicating Darien, Including an Answer to the Defence of the Scots Settlement There, 1700). George Ridpath is suggested as the probable author in the Kress Library Catalogue. The writer attempts to discredit Hodges as a 'monster, renegade and traitor' and dismisses his charges against the 'Company of Scotland trading to Africa and the Indies' ('Darien Company') as malicious calumnies. In turn, he attributes the failure of the colony to the commercial jealousy and opposition of the English Crown, which from the outset sought to ruin the venture, threatening legal action against the directors of the company, prohibiting the subscription of English capital, actively hindering German and Dutch subscriptions, and forbidding the English colonies in America to afford any manner of assistance to the Scots at Darien.
Wing I213. Scott, Bibliography of the Darien Company, 104. Bell E90. Goldsmiths' 3654. Kress 2220. Sabin 18552. Winsor VIII p. 266.
171. [DAUXION-LAVAYSSE, Jean F.] [1770-1826]. A Statistical, Commercial, And Political Description Of Venezuela, Trinidad, Margarita, And Tobago…With An Introduction And Explanatory Notes, By The Editor. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., [v]-xxxix, 479. lacking half-title. folding engraved map (frontis.). modern quarter morocco (light foxing to map & title, title rehinged & with faint rubberstamp). London: Printed For G. And W.B.Whittaker, 1820. $950
First Edition of the English Translation by Edward Blaquière, who has also edited the text and removed remarks which are unfavourable to the British. The author was a fifteen-year resident of the West Indies and landed proprietor in Trinidad. In addition to the political and commercial resources of Venezuela and the islands in its vicinity, he also describes the flora and fauna of the region, and the manners and customs of the inhabitants. Of particular interest are his remarks and anecdotes relating to the slave trade, and the cruel and unjust treatment of slaves. Ragatz notes that the work “gives a splendid picture of life in Trinidad from 1792 to 1806.” Blaquière’s introduction is almost entirely devoted to the Venezuelan War of Independence.
Sabin 18674. Goldsmiths’ 22744. Palau 13228. Ragatz p. 222.
172. DAVIDS, Arthur Lumley [1811-1832]....Grammaire Turke: Prédédée D’Un Discours Préliminaire Sur La Langue Et La Littérature Des Nations Orientales; Avec Un Vocabulaire Volumineux, Des Dialogues, Un Recueil D’Extraits En Prose Et En Vers...Traduite De L’Anglais Par Madame Sarah Davids... 4to. pp. x, , lxxix, 214, incl. errata. text in French & Turkish; Turkish caption at head of title. 5 lithographed plates of script. original blind-stamped cloth (rubbed & discoloured, spine ends repaired, some marginal browning & scattered marginal stains). London: Wm. H.Allen; John Taylor..., 1836. $650
First Edition of the French Translation.
173. DE AMICIS, Edmondo. Constantinople. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 303; 309. folding colour map & 50 photogravures. tissue guards with legends. original elaborately gilt-stamped cloth (spine ends frayed). Philadelphia: Henry T.Coates & Co., 1896. $200
First Edition of this English Translation by Maria Hornor Lansdale.
174. DECKEN, Carl Claus, Baron Von der [1833-1865].Reisen in Ost-Afrika in den Jahren 1859 bis 1861. Bearbeitet von Otto Kersten… 2 Volumes. large 8vo. pp. xix, , 335, , [2 leaves]; xvi, 454, . 11 folding lithographed maps (10 in colour), 2 steel-engraved plates (incl. frontis. portrait), 2 mounted albumen photos, 3 lithographed plates (2 in colour), 21 wood-engraved plates (5 tinted & 1 double-page), & 41 wood-engravings in the text. original cloth (spine ends of Vol. I bit chipped, some light to moderate foxing). Leipzig & Heidelberg: C.J.Winterische Verlagshandlung, 1869-71. $3,000
First Edition of this account of the German naturalist and traveller’s early explorations in the East African interior. Von der Decken was the first European to make a serious attempt at scaling Mount Kilimanjaro and provided the most accurate estimates to date of the height of both Kibo and Mawenzi, its principal peaks. On his second attempt, in 1862, he managed to ascend to a height of 14,200 feet and described Kibo as a ‘mighty dome, rising to a height of about 20,000 feet, of which the last three thousand are covered in snow’. Two further voumes of scientific results were published at a later date and are not present here. Von der Decken was later murdered with three other Europeans by Somali at a town called Bardera in October 1865, while exploring the Juba river.
Gay 3013. Ibrahim-Hilmy I 161.
175. DELMAS, Émile. Java, Ceylan, Les Indes. Excursion Sous L’Équateur Et La Zone Torride...Deuxième Édition. large 8vo. pp. 4 p.l., 450. with half-title. title in red & black. 2 folding maps (1 in colour). untrimmed in contemporary half chagrin (rubbed), original printed wrs. bound in. Paris: Librairie De L’Art, 1898. $450
Exploration of Southern Russia and the Crimea
176. DEMIDOFF, Anatolii [Nikolaevich, Principe De San Donato] [1813-1870]. Voyage Dans La Russie Méridionale Et La Crimée par la Hongrie, la Valachie et la Moldavie... tall 8vo. (text) plus folio album of plates. pp. xiv, 510, [2 leaves]errata & plate list. with half-title; pp. 2 p.l., 64. text volume with 2 folding hand-coloured maps, engraved frontis. portrait, 26 wood-engraved plates (10 hand-coloured) & numerous wood-engraved head & tailpieces, initials & vignettes after drawings by Denis Auguste Marie Raffet; 1 double-sided plate of music. plate volume with 100 lithographs on papier de chine, mounted (1 tinted; incl. general title & 9 divisional titles), numbered from 1-100. no plate list on verso of title. text bound in contemporary half red morocco, gilt back (edges shelf-worn, light foxing to maps, some plates & adjacent leaves), the album in contemporary half purple morocco (spine ends very neatly repaired, light shelf wear to edges, some foxing mainly affecting printed title & plate margins). Paris: Ernest Bourdin et Cie, 1854 & [Paris]: Gihaut Frères, [c1838-1848]. $16,500
Second Enlarged Edition of the Text; First Edition of the Plate Volume. Account of an exploring expedition through Hungary, Wallachia (Romania) and Moldavia to southern Russia and the Crimea in 1837 made by Russian capitalist and philanthropist Anatolii Demidoff in company with several French scientists, engineers, and savants. Denis Auguste Marie Raffet was appointed staff artist on the expedition. The appeal of the book was broad, as Raffet managed to capture the interest of “the military expert and the engineer, the captain and the simply curious like ourselves.” “The wild scenery and exotic architecture of the region are displayed; cities and villages alternate with rivers, plains, and mountains. Hungarian, Tartar, and gypsy life is shown with a vivid command of “local colour”. The grandiose military colony of Czar Nicholas at Vosnessensk appears in all its glory, even as the vast Russian army is passed in review. And there are many portraits, the most striking of which is that of the Czar (no. 56), the most engaging that of Raffet himself (no. 94) in the uniform of the expedition with his sketchbooks under his arm.”
“It is invidious to choose among many outstanding plates. As representative as any is the group of “Jewish traders and merchants” (no. 30) observed at Odessa, the metropolis of southern Russia. They are shown in animated discussion outside a favored café. All are dressed in long robes with broad-brimmed hats, even the children who have joined their fathers on the way home from school.” (Ray)
Brunet II 584. Ray, The Art Of The French Illustrated Book 1700 To 1914, 119 & cfRay 204 (1st Edn. of text). Vicaire III 167-69. cfNerhood 206.
177. (DENMARK). SENEX, John. Denmark Corrected From The Newest Observations of the Royal Societies at London and Paris By J. Senex J. Maxwell [London:] 1710... 26 ¼” x 38” (67.3 x 96.5 cm). original outline colour (right margin closely trimmed & few short tears to margins repaired). $850
178. [DEPERTHES. Jean Louis Hubert Simon]. Histoire Des Naufrages… 3 Volumes. 8vo. xvi, 368; 2 p.l., 410; 2 p.l., 454, . with half-titles. 6 engraved plates. woodcut ornaments & initials. contemporary quarter calf (later makeshift labels attached to spines, some foxing, marginal repair to penultimate leaf in Vol. III). Paris: Chez Cuchet, An IIIme de la République . $800
A collection of thirty-nine narratives of famous shipwrecks and other disasters at sea, including Gerrit de Veer's over-wintering on Nova Zembla (1596-97), the loss of Captain Palsaert's ship, the Batavia, off Western Australia in 1630, the Siamese Occum Channam's shipwreck off the South African coast in 1686, the marooning of Alexander Selkirk on the islands of Juan Fernandez off the Chilean coast in 1704 (the inspiration for Robinson Crusoe), and the enforced hibernation on Charlton Island in Hudson's Bay of the crew of an English vessel commanded by Captain Thomas James in 1631-32. Other wrecks recounted took place on the coasts of Coromandel, Cuba, Bermuda, Greenland, Spitzbergen, Bering Island, Gulf of St. Lawrence, Brazil, and Sumatra.
The present edition was published as Vols. 37-39 of C.G.T.Garnier’s Voyages imaginaires, songes, visions, et romans cabalistiques, 1787-95.
Hill II p. 402. cfBell D184. cfSabin 19621.
179. DESOR, [Pierre Jean] É[douard] [1811-1882]. Excursions Et Séjours Dans Les Glaciers Et Les Hautes Régions Des Alpes, de M. Agassis et de ses compagnons de voyage. 12mo. pp. xv, 638, errata. with half-title. 7 lithographed plates (incl. frontis. portrait & 1 map, 1 hand-coloured, 2 tinted). A fine copy in contemporary quarter roan (spine lightly rubbed). Neuchâtel: J.J.Kissling & Paris: L.Maison, 1844. $750
First Edition. The first of two accounts of Louis Agassiz’s expeditions on the Alpine glaciers, which led to the formation of numerous Alpine clubs. The German geologist was Agassiz’s close friend and chief collaborator for almost twenty years.
180. DICKENS, Charles [1812-1870]. Pictures From Italy. 8vo. pp.4 p.l., 269, , ads. with half-title & initial & final advert leaves. 4 wood-engraved text illus. by Samuel Palmer. original blind-stamped cloth, rebacked with spine mounted, endpapers preserved. London: Published For The Author, By Bradbury & Evans, 1846. $650
First Edition in Book Form. Variant binding: fine vertical rib-grained dark blue cloth, with oval rather than round centre ornament on covers, and pale yellowish endpapers. Comma after Wood on title.
Podeschi A98. Smith II 7. Pine-Coffin 8445.
181. DINESEN, Isak [Karen BLIXEN]. Out Of Africa. 8vo. pp. ix, 389. cloth. dw. (edges of dw. bit chipped & with a few repairs on verso). New York: Random House, . $450
First American Edition.
182. DIXON, Captain George [d.1800?] (Editor). [beresford, William]. A Voyage Round The World; But More Particularly To The North-West Coast Of America: Performed in 1785, 1786, 1787, And 1788, In The King George And Queen Charlotte, Captains Portlock And Dixon. Dedicated...to Sir Joseph Banks. 4to. pp.xxix, blank, [1 leaf]errata & directions to binder, 360, 47. with half-title. 5 folding engraved maps & 17 engraved plates (3 folding). contemporary diced calf, rebacked (corners & edges worn, foxing to plates, few leaves browned). London: Published by Geo. Goulding, 1789. $6,600
First Edition. Portlock and Dixon set out to establish a trade in furs on the northwest coast of America on behalf of the King George's Sound Company, but their major accomplishment was the more detailed exploration and mapping of the coast and improving of Cook's charts of the region. Both had previously sailed with Cook on the third voyage. The two ships separated and sailed independently for a major part of the expedition: Portlock explored north along the Alaskan coast, Dixon proceeded south to Nootka Sound and discovered Queen Charlotte Island, Port Mulgrave, Norfolk Bay, as well as Dixon Entrance and Archipelago.
The account is largely composed of forty-nine letters written by William Beresford, who acted as supercargo on board the Queen Charlotte; Dixon edited the text, provided the maps and added an introduction detailing previous voyages to the north-west coast, and two appendices, on natural history, and navigational details. The work is sometimes confused with Portlock’s account of the voyage, published the same year under the same title.
Bell B204. Howes D-365. JCB II 3270. Sabin 64390 [vide PORTLOCK]. JCB II 3270. Smith 779. Strathern & Edwards 37. TPL 593. Hill p. 23. Lada-Mocarski 43. Lande 960. Streeter VI 3484. Story p. 217.
183. [DOD, Charles Edward]. An Autumn Near The Rhine, Or, Sketches Of Courts, Society, And Scenery In Germany; With A Tour In The Taunus Mountains In 1820…Second Edition. To Which Is Now Added Translations From Schiller, Goethe, And Other German Poets. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., vi, 602. complete with half-title & tipped-in errata slip. engraved frontis. later half morocco, gilt back (light foxing to outer leaves, corners knocked). London: John Murray, 1821. $400
184. DOUGLAS, James [1753-1819].Travelling Anecdotes Through Various Parts Of Europe...Third Edition. 8vo. pp. x, 285, [1 leaf]ads. with half-title. 8 plates (7 aquatints, 1 etching) by the author. contemporary tree calf (joints cracked, spine ends bit chipped, light foxing to & offsetting from plates). armorial bookplate of John Taylor. London: Printed For J.Debrett, 1786. $450
“Written much in the manner of Sterne, and illustrated with characteristic and humorous plates drawn and etched by the author.” (DNB) Douglas visited Lille, Kortrijk, Ghent, Brussels, Aalst, Maestricht, Louvain, and Aix-La-Chapelle (Aachen).
185. DOW, Alexander [d. 1779]. The History Of Hindostan.... 3 Volumes. 4to. pp. 5 p.l., lxxxiii, 350; 2 p.l., 403, ads; 2 p.l., [vii]-cliv, , 415, glossary & index. 1 folding engraved map & 8 engraved plates. modern quarter calf (some scattered light foxing). London: Printed for T.Becket and P.A. De Hondt, 1770-72. $1,200
Second Revised and Enlarged Edition of Vols. I-II; First Edition of Vol. I. Dow was an historian and dramatist who served as Lieutenant-Colonel in the Bengal Infantry. His history is mostly a translation from the Persian of Ferishta, with additions from Bernier’s Travels; the third, continuation volume deals with the period from the death of Akbar to that of Aurungzebe, and includes two dissertations, On The Origin And Nature Of Despotism In Hindostan, and An Enquiry Into The State Of Bengal.
Cox I 298.
186. DOYLE, Sir A[rthur] Conan [1859-1930]. The Crime of the Congo. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., ix, [1 leaf], 128. original cloth (lightly soiled, 2 marginal stains). New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1909. $225
First American Edition.
Green & Gibson B8b.
187. DOYLE, Sir A[rthur] Conan [1859-1930]. The Great Boer War.8vo. pp..x, 554, ads. 5 folding coloured maps. original cloth (extremities bit frayed). London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1900. $250
First Edition, Eighth Impression.
Green & Gibson B1a.
188. DRAKE, Sir Francis [d. 1637].The World Encompassed And Analogous Contemporary Documents Concerning Sir Francis Drake’s Circumnavigation Of The World with an Appreciation of Achievement by Sir Richard Carnac Temple… 4to. pp. lxv, , 235, [1 leaf]. with half-title. 4pp. publisher’s ads & related bookseller’s letter loosely inserted. facsimile title, 4 maps (1 folding), & 4 smaller text illus. (incl. 1 map). title vignette. Uncut in original quarter vellum. London: Argonaut Press, 1926. $250
Limited to 975 numbered copies on Japon Vellum. A reprint of the 1628 edition of the first full-length account of the first circumnavigation of the globe by an Englishman, which was compiled fifty years after the voyage by the admiral’s nephew and namesake, Sir Francis Drake, chiefly from the notes of Chaplain Francis Fletcher. The present edition incorporates additional material, including an important prefatory essay by Sir Richard Carnac Temple and selected contemporary documents by Francis Fletcher, John Cooke, Thomas Doughty, Nuño da Silva, Sarmiento de Gamboa, Edward Cliffe, and others.
Cox I p. 40. Hill p. 86. Howgego D74. National Maritime Museum I 79 [vide FLETCHER, Francis].
189. DRUMMOND, Henry. Tropical Africa. 12mo. pp. x, [1 leaf], 228. 6 folding maps. several text illus. (some full-page). original gilt-stamped cloth (extremities trifle frayed, tear along map fold - no loss). New York: Scribner & Welford, 1889. $225
First American Edition. Including chapters on the white ant, the mimicry of African insects, the Zambesi and Shire Rivers, Lakes Shirwa and Nyassa, &c.
190. DRUMMOND, W[illiam] H[enry] [1845-1879]. The Large Game And Natural History of South and South-East Africa. From The Journals Of… 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., [vii]-xxi, 428. with half-title. partly coloured map. chromolithographed frontis. & title vignette, & 12 tinted lithographed plates. 1 tinted lithographed vignette & 19 wood-engraved vignettes. contemporary half chagrin (rubbed). armorial bookplate of Canadian capitalist, Sir George Stephen. Edinburgh: Edmonston And Douglas, 1875. $950
First Edition. Account of the author’s hunting adventures at the Cape, mainly in Tongaland, Zululand, and Swaziland, from 1867 to 1872, with chapters on buffalo, rhinoceros, elands, elephants, lions, leopards, antelope, game birds, and hunting with dogs.
Mendelssohn II 105. Czech 52.
191. DUBOIS, J[ean] A[ntoine] [1765-1848]. Description Of The Character, Manners, And Customs Of The People Of India; And Of Their Institutions, Religious And Civil. Translated From The French Manuscript. 4to. pp. xxvii, 565. contemporary tree calf, rebacked with spine mounted (corners worn). London: Printed For Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, And Brown, 1817. $950
First Edition of the English Translation. Dubois served as a Catholic missionary in India under the direction of the Missions Étrangères. A popular figure in southern India, Dubois adopted Hindu dress and customs. His manuscript was purchased by the East India Company in 1807 but the task of translating did not commence until 1816; the original French version was not published until 1825. Dubois provides a vivid account of Indian life based on personal observations as well as an evaluation of the British position in India.
cfBrunet II 847.
192. [DU CERCEAU, Jean Antoine] [1670-1730]. The Compleat History Of Thamas Kouli Kan, (At present called Schah Nadir) Sovereign of Persia...Part I. Containing a Description of the Persian Empire; an Account of the Religion and Manners of the Persians; a Chronological Abridgment of their History...Part II. Containing a Description of the Empire of Indostan...some Account of all the Great Moguls... 2 Volumes in 1. 12mo. pp. 2 p.l., 163; ii, 116. engraved frontis. portrait. folding engraved map. woodcut ornaments & initials. contemporary mottled calf (spine worn & label wanting). London: Printed for J.Brindley, S.Birt, J.Hodges, J.Robinson, 1742. $550
First Edition of the English Translation.
cfBarbier III 133. Cox I 255. cfWilson pp. 62-63.
193. DU CHAILLU, Paul [Belloni] [1835-1903]. The Country Of The Dwarfs. 12mo. pp. viii, -314, 8(ads). sketch map on title. frontis. & 23 text illus. (most full-page). decorative head & tailpieces. original gilt-stamped cloth (spine faded, otherwise a very nice bright copy). New York: Harper & Brothers, . $225
First Edition. “This is an account of Du Chaillu’s second trip to Africa, in 1863, when he concerned himself with studying the natives of Africa.” (Smith)
194. DU CHAILLU, Paul B[elloni] [1835-1903]. Explorations & Adventures In Equatorial Africa... 8vo. pp. xviii, 479, ads. 1 folding lithographed map, 27 wood-engraved plates (incl. folding frontis. of a gorilla), & 46 text illus. original blind-stamped cloth with gilt vignette of a gorilla on upper cover (spine neatly repaired, new endpapers, outer edge of map bit soiled & tatty, tear in map but with no loss). London: John Murray, 1861. $950
First Edition. The French-American traveller, zoologist and anthropologist made several significant discoveries during his first expedition to equatorial Africa in 1856-59. He explored the St. Nazareth, Mexias and Fernando Vaz and determined that they were outlets of the Ogabai River. He provided important information on the Fan tribe of cannibals and species of birds and animals, particularly the gorilla. Du Chaillu asserted that he was “the first white man who has systematically hunted this beast, and who has at all penetrated to its haunts.” (p. 341) Du Chaillu’s arrival in England in early 1861 two years after the publication of Darwin’s ground-breaking work on natural selection sparked wide-spread public and scientific interest as he “described his adventures to packed halls at the Royal Geographical Society and at the Royal Institution in London, with a row of stuffed gorillas on the stage and gorilla skulls on hand beside the lectern.” (Stuart McCook)
Hosken 63. cfSmith D83.
195. DU CHAILLU, Paul [Belloni] [1835-1903]. A Journey To Ashango-Land: And Further Penetration Into Equatorial Africa… 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., [v]-xxiv, 501, . lacking half-title. folding engraved map, 19 wood-engraved plates (incl. frontis.), 3 full-page text illus., & title vignette. contemporary half morocco, gilt back (2 raised bands with minor dents). London: John Murray, 1867. $850
First Edition. Du Chaillu’s 1863-65 expedition was primarily undertaken with the aim of proving the correctness of the discoveries reported in his Explorations & Adventures In Equatorial Africa (London: 1861). This expedition “…enabled him to confirm the accounts given by the ancients of a pygmy people inhabiting the African forests. The map accomanying Ashango-land was of unique value, but the explorer’s photographs and collections were lost when he was forced to flee from the hostility of the natives.” (Encyc. Brit., 11th Edn.)
196. DU CHAILLU, Paul B[elloni] [1831-1903]. The Land Of The Midnight Sun Summer and Winter Journeys through Sweden, Norway, Lapland And Northern Finland. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xvi, 441; xvi, 474. numerous plates & text illus. (incl. 2 frontis. - 1 double-page). folding map in rear pocket of Vol. I. original gilt-stamped pictorial cloth (extremities frayed, 1 flyleaf detached). New York: Harper & Brothers, . $400
First American Edition. Du Chaillu’s impressions of Scandinavia and its inhabitants is based on a series of journeys made between 1871 and 1878, embracing some five years spent in these countries.
Smith D86. cfSchiötz 276a.
197. DUN, Major T.I. From Cairo To Siwa Across The Libyan Desert With Armoured Cars…Foreword By Field Marshal Sir William Birdwood… folio. pp. 1 p.l., viii, 110, [1 leaf], . gilt photo illus. of the statue of Akhnaton (contained only in the deluxe copies), folding map of Egypt, coloured plan of Cairo, 2 mounted photo illus. in gilt & silver, numerous photographic illus. on 8 double-sided plates (1 folding), & numerous wood-engraved, woodcut & linocut text illus. by N.Strekalowsky, the students of the School of Fine Art in Cairo, & others printed in various colours. text & map in black & red. original quarter vellum over illus. gold paper bds., scarab bookmark, illus. gold endpapers (light wear to extremities, few short tears to outer edge of folding map). [Cairo: E. & R.Schindler, 1933]. $2,050
First Edition, Limited to 1000 copies, this one of 175 Deluxe copies bound in quarter vellum with scarab bookmark. An account of the reconnaissance mission carried out by a squadron of the XIIth Royal Lancers in armoured Rolls-Royce cars from Cairo across the Libyan Desert to Siwa in October of 1932. An account of the history, customs, and superstitions of the native inhabitants occupies pp. [63-111].
198. [DUTENS, Louis] [1730-1812]. Mémoires D’Un Voyageur Qui Se Repose. Contenant Des Anecdotes Historiques, Politiques, Et Littéraires, Relatives À Plusieurs Des Principaux Personnages Du Siècle. 3 Volumes in 1. 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., [vii]-xii, 353, ; 1 p.l., 305, ; 1 p.l., [v]-xv, 229, . lacking half-titles. 19th century quarter roan (rubbed, light dampstain to lower outer corner of leaves in first 2 volumes, occasional light foxing). Bound in at the front is a small pamphlet entitled Les J’ai Vu (24mo. pp. 15. self-wrs. London: De L’Imprimerie de R.Juigné…Se vend chez B.Dulau, 1809). Paris: De l’Imprimerie de Cox, Fils, et Baylis…se vend chez B.Dulau, 1806. $350
First Edition. Engaging and romantic memoirs of French writer and diplomat, Louis Dutens, relating his youthful adventures and attachments in France, his removal to England, his experiences as a tutor, and as English diplomat in Turin, his travels on the continent, &c. Among the distinguished friends and acquaintances he describes in the memoirs are his patron, the Duke of Northumberland, Lord Bute, Lord Walsingham, Lord Macartney, Voltaire, the Duc de Choiseul, and Madame Du Barry. The third volume, entitled ‘Dutensiana’, is a collection of anecdotes and bons mots.
cfBrunet II 922 (Paris: 1807). cfPine-Coffin 782 (london: 1806).
199. DUTREUIL DE RHINS, J[ules] L[éon] [1846-1894]. Le Royaume D’Annam Et Les Annamites Journal De Voyage. 18mo. pp. 2 p.l., 315, [1 leaf]. with half-title. printer’s device on title. 10 wood-engravings on 9 plates (6 folding). 2 partly coloured folding maps. contemporary quarter chagrin (bit rubbed, pencil notes in margin of 1 map, light foxng to plates). Paris: E.Plon, 1879. $500
First Edition. The author commanded the Scorpion, one of the five gunboats which were sent as gifts to the King of Annam by France in 1876. His narrative contains much interesting information regarding religious and social customs, government, &c. The illustrations by Gilbert after sketches by the author include depictions of natives, a theatre, a funeral procession, exercising elephants, boats on the River Hué, &c. The two maps are of Annam (Vietnam) and neighbouring regions and of the province of Hué.
Cordier Indosinica II 1538.
200. DUTTON, Francis [Stacker] [1816-1877]. South Australia And Its Mines, With An Historical Sketch Of The Colony, Under Its Several Administrations, To The Period Of Captain Grey's Departure. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., x, 361. 5 etched plates (incl. frontis.; 4 tinted), 1 engraved map & several text illus. untrimmed in original blind & gilt-stamped cloth (institutional bookplate & several blindstamps, joints cracked & hinges strengthened). London: T. And W. Boone, 1846. $575
First Edition; without the folding pocket map present in some copies, but not included in the plate list. With chapters on the history, topography, climate, social life, government, agriculture, sheep farming, Captain Sturt's exploration, mining &c. of South Australia. Four of the plates were prepared by the Le Keux patented process "for laying a tint over an etched or steel-engraved basis." (Abbey)
Abbey, Travel, 578. Kress C.6827. Goldsmiths' 36439. Ferguson 4267 (locating 1 copy with the folding pocket map).
201. EARL, George Windsor. The Eastern Seas, Or Voyages And Adventures In The Indian Archipelago, In 1832-33-34, Comprising A Tour Of The Island Of Java – Visits To Borneo, The Malay Peninsula, Siam, &c.; Also An Account Of The Present State Of Singapore, With Observations On The Commercial Resources Of The Archipelago. 8vo. pp. xii, 461. 4 folding engraved maps. contemporary half calf (some wear to spine & corners, neat gilt library stamp at foot of spine, maps offset, first map foxed & with dampstaining to upper portion). London: Wm. H.Allen And Co., 1837. $1.900
First Edition. “Because of his linguistic abilities, Earl was employed on various expeditions to the South Pacific. On one of his voyages he was sent by the Dutch government to help in the investigation of the massacre, by natives, of British subjects on Melville Island. He traveled to and wrote extensively about Australia. This lengthy journey started in Western Australia and from there he sailed through the East Indies to Singapore. There are three long chapters on the state of Singapore. The appendix includes a chapter of ‘Observations on the unexplored parts of north and north-western Australia.” (Hill) Earl also visited and describes Java, Batavia, Siam, the Malay Peninsula, and Borneo, with remarks on the manners and customs of the aborigines, head-hunting, opium-smoking, slavery, Lanun pirates, gold and diamond mines and other commercial resources, orang-utangs, baboons and other fauna, &c.
Cordier, Indosinica, 1462. Ferguson 2255. Hill 411. National Maritime Museum I 458 (mentioning only 3 maps).
202. (EAST INDIES). MAYER, Johann Tobias [1723-1762] & HOMANN HEIRS [Publishers 1730-1813].Carte Des Indes Orientales dessinée suivant les Observations les plus recentes…les Heritiers de Homan [Nuremberg] l’an 1748 [Cartouche Title]. Carte Des Indes Orientales I Feuille…II Feuille…dresseé par Mr. Tobie Mayer… publiée par les Heritiers de Homann…1748 [Upper Border Title]. 21” x 35 ½” (52.1 x 90 cm). original colour (dampstain to upper margin & border, stain near cartouche & few slanted creases – most visible on verso). $1,200
Mayer and Homann Heirs’ Carte Des Indes shows southeast Asia, India, the Philippines, Moluccas, Borneo, New Guinea (tentatively sketched), Sumatra, Mariana Islands &c.
cfQuirino, Philippine Cartography, p. 94 (Sheet II with circa 1760 date).
203. (EAST INDIES). THOMSON, John [fl. 1813-1869]. East India Isles. Drawn & Engraved for Thomson’s New General Atlas Novr. 1st 1814. Drawn & Engraved for… [Edinburgh: 1821]. 20 ½” x 24 ¼” (52.3 x 62.4 cm). original outline colour (few short tears to lower margin). $800
Thomson’s map shows the Philippines, Borneo, Java, New Guinea, the Moluccas and southern Asia.
Phillips, Atlases, 731. National Maritime Museum, Atlases, 448. Quirino, Philippine Cartography, p. 106.
204. [EASTLAKE, Lady Elizabeth (Rigby)] [1809-1893]. Letters From The Shores Of The Baltic. 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., [vii]-viii, 160. lacking half-title? text in double columns. contemporary half calf (rubbed, gilt on spine dull). London: John Murray, 1844. $375
A much abridged version of the author’s account of her journey to visit her married sister in Reval (now Tallinn, the capital of Estonia).
cfRobinson, Wayward Women, pp. 178-79.
[BOUND WITH:] [MAITLAND, Julia Charlotte (Barrett) [d. 1864]. LettersFrom Madras, During The Years 1836-1839. By A Lady. 8vo. pp. ix, 145. (paper lightly embrowned, occasional spotting). London: John Murray, 1846.
Second Edition. “A witty and sensitive account…of a young Englishwoman’s enchantment with India.” (Robinson) The author accompanied her husband to his new appointment as a district judge in India. There she became an activist for native education and emancipation. Her narrative includes commentary on manners and customs, fauna, education, snake-charming, religion, &c.
cfRobinson, Wayward Women, pp. 215-16.
205. EDGCUMBE, Sir E[dward] R[obert] Pearce [b. 1851]. Zephyrus A Holiday In Brazil And On The River Plate. 8vo. pp. 4 p.l., 242. with half-title. frontis. map. numerous text illus. (incl. title vignette) after drawings by the author. contemporary half chagrin, gilt back (extremities worn, neat gilt institutional crest on upper cover & lower spine, light foxing to outer leaves). London: Chatto & Windus, 1887. $300
First Edition. “The author visited Rio, Santos, and São Paulo. His impressions are very picturesque and accurate.” (Borba de Moraes)
Borba de Moraes I p. 284.
206. EDWARDS, Amelia [Ann] B[lanford] [1831-1892]. Pharaohs, Fellahs And Explorers. 8vo. pp. xix, 325 + ads. frontis. portrait & numerous text illus. (3 full-page). original gilt-stamped cloth, top edge gilt, others untrimmed (corners & spinal extremities frayed). New York: Harper And Brothers, 1892. $300
Second Edition (first: 1891). Including chapters on Egyptian exploration, the buried cities of ancient Egypt, portrait painting and sculpture, literature and religion in ancient Egypt, hieroglyphic writing of the ancient Egyptians, Queen Hatasu, and her expedition to the land of Punt, based on a course of lectures delivered by the author in the United States, with large additions, notes, and references. The author was a novelist, poet, and children’s historian, who was responsible for founding the first chair in Egyptology at University College, London. Her book earned her the admiration of Sir Flinders Petrie and other leading archaeologists.
cfRobinson, Wayward Women, pp. 13-14.
207. [EDWARDS, Bryan] [1743-1800]. Histoire De St.-Domingue, Depuis 1789 Jusqu'En 1794, Traduite...De L'Anglais D'Édouard Bryand [sic]...Sur La Dernière Édition De Londres, In-4°. 8vo. pp. xxxi, blank, -246. with half-title. A nice copy in contemporary tree sheep, gilt back (small marginal repair to last leaf). Paris: Pierre Blanchard, 1812. $575
Second Edition of the French Translation (first: 1802). The author was a West India merchant with plantations in Jamaica, where he lived for more than twenty years. He visited Saint Domingo shortly after the negro revolt in 1791. Edwards condemned the settlers' treatment of the negroes and was extremely critical of their conduct towards the English who came there after 1791.
Sabin 21896. Howgego E15. cfCundall 430.
208. EDWARDS, Bryan [1743-1800]. The History, Civil And Commercial, Of The British Colonies In The West Indies...Fourth Edition, With Considerable Additions. 3 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xlviii, 576; viii, 616; 1 p.l., xxx, 477. engraved frontis. portrait, 11 folding engraved maps, & 10 folding engraved plates by F. Bartolozzi, T.Milton, Scott, Storer, Grignion, W.Grainger, & Audinet after B.West, Hayes, Thomas Stothard, &c. contemporary sprinkled calf (little worn & rubbed, margins of a few plates browned, few short tears in several plates repaired - no loss). ownership entry & armorial bookplate of the Hon. Archibald Cochrane, R.N. London: Printed For John Stockdale, 1807. $2,500
Fourth Edition of a classic in British Caribbean literature. Edwards lived in Jamaica with his uncle for a number of years and inherited the latter's estate. He is also said to have been left heir in 1773 to the substantial property of a Mr. Hume of Jamaica. Returning permanently to England in 1792 he became a highly successful West Indian merchant, founder of a bank, and a member of Parliament. In his account of the British West Indies Edwards argued for unrestricted trade with America and the freeing of West Indian produce from hampering British import duties, and for the continuance of the slave trade with certain restrictions. The present edition also incorporates Edwards' An Historical Survey of the French Colony in the Island of St. Domingo, together with an Account of the Maroon Negroes in Jamaica, and a History of the War in the West Indies, an autobiographical sketch, and Sir William Young's Tour Through Barbadoes, St. Vincent, Antigua, Tobago, and Grenada, in the Years 1791 and 1792. These were first added to the edition of 1801. Edwards' condemnation of the treatment of the negroes by the French inhabitants in St. Domingo, as well as his stance in favour of restricted continuance of the slave trade aroused some adverse criticism, but on the whole his work was deservedly popular and highly praised. While Ratgatz notes that some of Edwards' statistics are now known to be inaccurate, he also deems his discussion of the slave trade to be "of immeasurable value for contemporary conditions, showing the state of affairs after the American war and before the abolition of the traffic in blacks".
Cundall, West Indies, 2095. Howgego E15. Sabin 21901. cfCox II 228. cfCundall, Bib. Jamaicensis, 928. cfBell E55. cfRagatz 165.
209. EDWARDS, [Henry] Sutherland [1828-1906]. The Russians At Home: Unpolitical Sketches…With Other Matter Relating Chiefly To Literature And Music; And To Places Of Historical And Religious Interest In And About Moscow...Second Edition. 8vo. pp. iv, 432 + ads. 4 plates. original blind-stamped cloth (light spotting to lower portion of covers). London: Wm. H.Allen And Co., 1861. $300
Edwards went to Russia in 1856 as correspondent for the Illustrated Times to describe the coronation of the Tsar Alexander II. The present work, based on his three-year stay there, includes chapters on Russian journalism, censorship, serfdom, society and stage, the Moscow Opera-house, Kriloff and the Russian fabulists, the Troitza Monastery, tea-houses, Russian gipsies, factories, &c. The last two chapters recount the author’s travels from Cronstadt to Moscow, and from St. Petersburg to the Russian frontier.
210. EGERTON, [Harriet Catherine], Lady Francis [1800-1866].Journal Of A Tour In The Holy Land, In May And June, 1840. 8vo. pp. 4 p.l., 141, [1 leaf]. with half-title. 4 tinted lithographed plates. several wood-engraved text illus. modern quarter calf (3 plates washed – 1 with light stain, light staining to outer margin of title & half-title). London: Printed By Harrison And Co., 1841. $350
First Edition, Printed for Private Circulation, for the benefit of the Ladies’ Hibernian Female School Society. The plates were drawn on stone by T.Allom after sketches by the author’s husband, Lord Francis Egerton.
Abbey, Travel, 384. Blackmer 536. Robinson, Wayward Women, pp. 112-13. Röhricht 1921. Tobler p. 164.
211. (EGYPT). ROBERT DE VAUGONDY, Gilles [1686-1766]. Carte De L’Egypte Ancienne Et Moderne…Par le Sr. Robert de Vaugondy…Avec Privilege [Paris:] 1753. 26” x 19 ½” (66 x 49.6 cm). original outline colour. $650
Decorated with a handsome cartouche, this map locates ancient and modern cities and villages, ruins, fountains, monasteries and mosques.
National Maritime Museum III 266. Nördenskiold II 245.
212. EHRENKREUTZ, Baron Von. Beschreibung des letzten Russisch-Türkischen Krieges... 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., [vii]-viii, , 216, errata. folding lithographed frontis. of Adrianople, 2 folding lithographed maps & 3 lithographed portraits. contemporary bds. (spine scraped & worn, some foxing throughout, library rubberstamps on title, front flyleaf & verso of frontis., short tear in frontis. fold - no loss). Coblenz: F.Hölscher, 1831. $750
Second Edition (first published the previous year). Account of the Russian-Turkish War of 1828-29 which ended with the Russian capture of Adrianople.
213. EKELÖF, Lieut. Adolph. Ett Ar I Stilla Hafvet. Reseminnen Fran Patagonien, Chili, Peru, Californien, Britiska Columbia Och Oceanien. 4to. pp. 2 p.l., 163, . 12 coloured or tinted lithographed plates (containing 17 views & portraits). original blind & gilt-stamped cloth, rebacked in sheep (bit rubbed, some light foxing & browning). Stockholm: Lith. Art.Anstalt, 1872. $950
First Edition of this account by a Swedish officer of the extensive Pacific voyage undertaken by the British flagship, H.M.S. Zealous in 1867-68. The expedition visited, and lengthy accounts are given of, Patagonia, Chile, Peru, Hawaii, Tahiti, California and British Columbia. The lithographed plates include views of Peruvian Indians, Esquimalt - Vancouver Island, Honolulu, Tahiti and its inhabitants, &c.
Kroepelian 396. Not listed in any relevant Canadiana bibliographies.
215. ELLIOT, Sir Henry M[iers] [1808-1853]. Memoirs On The History, Folk-Lore, And Distribution Of The Races Of The North Western Provinces Of India; Being An Amplified Edition Of The Original Supplemental Glossary Of Indian Terms. Edited, Revised, And Re-Arranged By John Beames. 2Volumes. 8vo. pp. xx, 369, ; 2 p.l., 396, 20(ads). with half-titles & tipped-in plate list. 4 coloured lithographed maps (3 folding). 2 lithographed plates. partially unopened in original cloth (spinal extremities little chipped, joints frayed, spines darkened, front hinge of Vol. I cracked). London: Trubner & Co., 1869. $450
First Beames Edition of Elliot's Supplementary Glossary(first: 1845).
216. ELLIOT, Robert H. Gold, Sport, And Coffee Planting In Mysore… 8vo. pp. xxx, 480. with half-title. folding coloured map. original gilt-stamped cloth (spine faded, inner hinges cracked). Westminster: Archibald Constable And Co., 1894. $350
First Edition. Including chapters on scenery, government, gold, natural history and sport, caste, coffee planting in Coorg, diseases of coffee, selection of land for plantation and valuation of coffee property, manure and shade, making an estate pay, the management of absentee estates, the planter’s bungalow and the amenities of an estate, and the Indian silver question. The work is based on the author’s own thirty-eight years of experience as a coffee planter in Mysore.
217. ELLIS, William [1794-1872]. Polynesian Researches, During A Residence Of Nearly Six Years In The South Sea Islands... 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xvi, 536; viii, 576. 8pp. of ads bound in at front of Vol. I. 8 engraved plates, 1 wood-engraved plate, 2 engraved maps (1 folding) & 15 wood-engraved text illus. 1 facsimile in text. Uncut in original bds., rebacked (some foxing & browning to some plates in Vol. I). London: Fisher, Son, & Jackson, 1829. $1,250
First Edition. "This work is one of the earliest instances of ethnological research by a missionary, and is one of the most important and enlightened missionary accounts of the South Seas, especially of Tahiti. The preliminary chapters describe visits to Rio de Janeiro, New South Wales, and New Zealand. Its publication helped alter the perception of missionaries in the eyes of those who had thought of them as ignorant and narrow-minded men.' (Hill) In a contemporary review, Robert Southey was moved to declare: "A more interesting book we have never perused.
Hill (2nd Edn.) 549. O'Reilly & Reitman, Tahiti, 7556
218. ELTON, J[ames] Frederic [1840-1877]. Travels And Researches Among The Lakes And Mountains Of Eastern & Central Africa. From The Journals Of...Edited And Completed By H.B. Cotterill. 8vo. pp. xxii, 417, . 14 wood-engraved plates (incl. frontis. & portrait, 1 folding). 3 folding maps (1 coloured). modern quarter calf, original black-stamped cloth from front cover bound in (folding plate with tattered margins & tears repaired - no loss, occasional foxing, a few faint markings on title). London: John Murray, 1879. $1,200
First Edition. Elton was British Vice Consul at Zanzibar, 1873-75, and Consul at Mozambique from 1875 until his death, and was actively engaged in many expeditions for the suppression of the East African slave trade. The present account includes descriptions of his journey along the coast country between Dar-es-Salaam and Kilwa in 1875 and his 1877 expeditions from Mozambique to the Makua country, and to the Zambesi River and Lake Nyassa in search of a possible route from the north end of the lake to Kilwa. He died of malaria during the course of this last journey. The introductory chapter on Africa and the slave trade was written by Mr. Holmwood, assistant political agent at Zanzibar, while the prefatory memoir of Elton was written by Horace Waller.
219. EVANS, Arthur J. Through Bosnia And Herzegovina On Foot During The Insurrection, August And September 1875 With An Historical Review Of Bosnia And A Glimpse At The Croats, Slavonians, And The Ancient Republic Of Ragusa.8vo. pp. lxiii, , 435 + 44(ads).with half-title & tipped-in errata. folding partly coloured lithographed map, 4 wood-engraved plates & numerous text illus. original black & gilt-stamped cloth, rebacked with spine mounted (outer edge of frontis. little tatty). London: Longman, Green, And Co., 1876. $600
220. EYZAGUIRRE, [José Ignacio Victor]. Histoire Ecclésiastique, Politique, Et Littéraire Du Chili. Traduite Par L.Poillon. 3 Volumes. 8vo. pp. viii, -504; viii, -383; 334. with half-titles. contemporary tree sheep (worn, institutional rubberstamps on titles, small labels on spines, several joints cracked). Lille: L.Lefort, 1855. $350
Second Edition of the French Translation.
221. FABRICE, [Friedrich Ernst Von] [1683-1750]. Anecdotes Du Séjour Du Roi De Suède À Bender; Ou Lettres De Mr. Le Baron De Fabrice, Pour Servir D’Éclaircissement À L’Histoire De Charles XII. 8vo. pp. 4 p.l., 343. woodcut ornaments & initials. contemporary half calf, gilt back (front joint partly cracked). Hamburg: Chretien Herold, 1760. $650
First Edition in French (originally published in German translation the previous year). “Fabrice accompanied Charles XII of Sweden during his exile in Turkey. They spent the years 1710-14 at Bender in Moldavia, near the Black Sea, after Charles’s defeat by the Russians at Poltava. During his stay at Bender, Charles spent all his time trying to enlist Turkish aid against the Russians. Fabrice wrote a series of letters describing their experiences to the Duke of Holstein and the Baron de Görtz. These letters owe their publication mainly to the efforts of Voltaire, who used them in his History of Charles XII.” (Blackmer)
Blackmer 568. cfAtabey 413.
222. FABRICIUS (or GOLDSCHMIDT), Georg [1516-1571]. Roma…Liber unus… 2 Parts in 1 with separate titles. 8vo. pp. 188, incl final blank; 90, [30index. woodcut initials. 17th century vellum (title backed repairing 2 marginal holes resulting from erasures, light dampstaining in first gatherings, some light foxing & a few underlines). [Colophon on m7r:] Basel: Joannes Oporinus, March 1551. $1,500
First Edition (?) of this important early guide to the antiquities of the city of Rome by the Protestant German poet, historian, and archaeologist from Chemnitz. Although possibly preceded by an undated edition believed to have been published in 1550 it is the earliest edition listed in the bibliographies.
Adams F94. BM STC German p. 296. Graesse II 543.
223. FALCONBRIDGE, Alexander [d. 1792]. An Account Of The Slave Trade On The Coast Of Africa. 8vo. pp. iv, 5-55, ads. modern quarter calf (title & last page soiled, part of upper blank margin of title replaced with loss of first letter of title). London: Printed By J.Phillips, George Yard, 1788. $1,800
First Edition. Falconbridge’s graphic exposé is based to a great degree upon his own personal experience as a surgeon on board African slave ships travelling between Bonny, Old and New Calabar, Angola, and the West Indies. Included in his account are details respecting the cruelties inflicted on the slaves by local dealers, methods of procurement, the hardships of the voyage to the West Indies, methods of selling, the treatment and mortality rate of the seamen engaged on the slavers, and a concise description of the major sources of slaves on the Guinea, Windward, and Gold Coasts. “A concise and excellent account of all aspects of the slave trade…” (Bell)
Falconbridge was later commissioned by the St. George’s Bay (Sierra Leone) Company to resettle the homeless colonists formerly sent by the government to the river Sierra Leone, 1791. The same year he founded Granville Town, named in honour of Granville Sharp, on the south side of the river.
Bell F14. Cundall 2517. Goldsmiths’ 13694. Kress B.1411. Ragatz p. 502. Sabin 23721.
224. FALKLAND, [Amelia (Fitz Clarence) CARY], Viscountess [1803-1858]. Chow-Chow; Being Selections From A Journal Kept In India, Egypt, And Syria. 2 Volumes in 1. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., [v]-ix, 326; 1 p.l., [v]-vii, [1 leaf]errata. lacking half-titles. 2 coloured lithographed frontis. contemporary half calf (bit rubbed, dampstain to lower margin of frontis., light foxing to plates & adjacent leaves). London: Hurst And Blackett, 1857. $950
First Edition. An interesting account of life in India and her experiences there, written by Lady Falkland, daughter of William IV. Her husband, Lord Falkland, was Governor of Bombay from 1848-53. Chapters IV-XIII of Volume II describe their travels in Egypt and the Middle East (Cairo, Karnak, Dendera, Alexandria, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nabulus, Nazareth, Damascus, and Balbec) on the return trip to England.
Robinson, Wayward Women, p. 212.
225. FATTAHI, Muhammed Yahya Sibak [d. 1448]. [Persian Characters]. Husn Oo Dil. Or, Beauty And Heart. A Pleasing Allegory In Eleven Chapters. Composed By Alfettah Of Nishapoor...Translated By William Price... 4to. ff. , 42. text in English & Persian on alternating pages. Uncut in original bds., rebacked (creasing to lower outer corner of some leaves, some light foxing & soiling to outer leaves & margins). London: Parbury, Allen, And Co., Booksellers To The Honorable East India Company, 1828. $575
First Edition of this English Translation by William Price [1780-1830], dedicated to the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland. Price had served as assistant secretary and interpreter to the embassy of Sir Gore Ouseley to Persia in 1811-12. The present work was printed by Price on his private press at Worcester. Another English translation, by Arthur Browne, was published at Dublin in 1801.
226. [FELINSKA, Ewa] [1793-1859]. Revelations Of Siberia. By A Banished Lady. Edited By Colonel Lach Szyrma…Second Edition. 8vo. pp. xxiv, 295 + 16(ads); x, 325. with half-title in Vol. II. original blind-stamped cloth (spine ends frayed). London: Colburn And Co., Publishers, 1853. $550
The authoress, a Pole by birth and education, was stripped of her property and exiled to Berezov, a town in the far north of Siberia, 1839-41, on charges of having conspired to bring about a new insurrection in the Polish provinces and for having established schools for the education of her serfs. She describes her experiences in Siberia, the manners and customs of the inhabitants, their hunting and fishing expeditions, and their amusements at home, their religious rites, festivals, popular traditions and prejudices, their trade and commerce, and local flora and fauna. The present work was translated from the original Polish manuscript.
227. FELLOWES, W[illiam] D[orset]. A Visit To The Monastery of La Trappe, In 1817: With Notes, Taken During A Tour Through La Perce, Normandy, Bretagne, Poitou, Anjou...And The Environs Of Paris...Fourth Edition...tall 8vo. pp. xii, 188. 12 hand-coloured aquatints (incl. frontis.) & 3 engraved plates. contemporary straight-grained green morocco, covers with gilt & blind-tooled borders, gilt back, all edges gilt (spine & corners somewhat worn, short splits in upper joint, some soiling & foxing to margins). London: Printed For Thomas M'Lean, 1823. $950
Abbey, Travel, 91. cfTooley 212.
228. [FERMANEL DE FAVERY, Luc]. Relation Des Missions Des Évêques François Aux Royaumes De Siam, de la Cochinchine, de Camboye, & du Tonkin… 8vo. pp. 8 p.l., 367, privilege. woodcut printer’s device on title. woodcut ornaments & initials. contemporary calf, gilt back (corners worn, spine ends chipped, front joint cracked but firm, last leaves with light stain & small wormtrack affecting some letters). Paris: Pierre Le Petit, Edme Couterot, Charles Angot, 1674. $1,800
First Edition. Scarce account of the early activities of the Missions Étrangères in Siam, Cochin-China, Cambodia and Vietnam. The Society of Foreign Missions of Paris was established in 1658-63, its chief founders being Mgr. François Pallu, Bishop of Heliopolis, Vicar Apostolic of Tongking, and Mgr. Pierre Lambert de la Motte, Bishop of Bertyus, Vicar Apostolic of Conchin-China.
Cordier, Sinica, 826 (no author attribution). cfBell F44 (Italian translation).
Jesuit Missionary Activity in the Paraná and Plate River Area
229. FERNÁNDEZ, Juan Patricio [1661-1733]. Historica Relatio, De Apostolicis Missionibus Patrum Societatis Jesu Apud Chiquitos, Paraquariae Populos... small 4to. pp. 20 p.l., 276, index, errata. title in red & black. woodcut ornaments & initials. 19th century quarter roan (several rubberstamps on title, some foxing, minor worming to pp. 203-226 affecting some words). Augsburg: Mathias Wolff, 1733. $2,550
First Edition of the Latin Translation by Jerónimo Herran (first: Madrid: 1726). An important account of Jesuit missionary activity in the Paraná and Plate River area of South America, and one of the most authentic works dealing with the life of the Chiquito Indians. Fernández laboured for many years as a missionary in the region. Included here are details on the founding and progress of the mission, the geography of the province of Chiquitos, the manners and customs of the natives, the invasion and depredations by the Mamelucos, the removal of the settlement and notable events in the lives of some of the leading missionaries. According to European Americana Fernández was only a contributor to the text, which was actually written by Domenico Vandiera of Siena.
The work "is of great importance for the history of Sao Paulo, as it deals with the incursion of the "Bandeirantes" into the missions of Paraguay. Southey used it for his History of Brazil." (Borba de Moraes)
Bell F53. Borba de Moraes p. 305. De Backer-Sommervogel III 653-54. European Americana 733/267 [vide VANDIERA, Domenico, of Siena]. Howgego A114. Leclerc 1893. Medina, BHA, 2887. Palau 87904. Sabin 24137. cfJCB 374 (1st Edn.).
230. FERRIER, Jean Pierre. Caravan Journeys And Wanderings In Persia, Afghanistan, Turkistan, And Beloochistan; With Historical Notices Of The Countries Lying Between Russia And India...Second Edition. 8vo. pp. xxii, [1 leaf]list of illus. 534, [1 leaf]errata. large folding engraved map & 3 wood-engraved plates. An attractive copy in contemporary polished calf, spine richly gilt. London: John Murray, 1857. $1,600
Translated from the original unpublished manuscript By Capt. William Jesse and edited By H.D. Seymour.Ferrier had been recruited to organize and drill the Persian army, but his opposition to Russian interests in Persia led to his dismissal. "In Afghanistan he started from Herat for India, intending to travel through Balkh and Kabul, but, being unable to do this, had passed through the Hazara country to the west of Kabul, and had reached Ghur. He was sent back from Ghur, but had at least the satisfaction of exploring an entirely unknown region of Afghanistan." (Baker, A History of Geographical Discovery and Exploration, p. 258).
Discovery of the Brisbane River
231. FIELD, Barron [1786-1846] (Editor). Geographical Memoirs On New South Wales; By Various Hands: Containing An Account Of The Surveyor General’s Late Expedition To Two New Ports; The Discovery of Moreton Bay River, With The Adventures For Seven Months There Of Two Shipwrecked Men; A Route From Bathurst To Liverpool Plains; Together With Other Papers On The Aborigines, The Geology, The Botany, The Timber, The Astronomy, And The Meteorology Of New South Wales And Van Diemen’s Land. 8vo. pp. ownership entry of Thomas B.Hassall, 1825. 8vo. pp. xvi, 504. aquatint frontis. & 2 engraved botanical plates. 4 folding engraved maps. original cloth-backed bds. (some foxing, paper flaw in frontis., joints, spine ends & label frayed & chipped). few old ms. notes. London: John Murray, 1825. $2,550
First Edition of this collection of material relating to major expeditions and discoveries in New South Wales and eastern Australia.Included here are two reports relating to Surveyor-General John Oxley’s expedition to survey Port Curtis and Moreton Bay, with a view to forming convict establishments there, and on which he discovered the Brisbane River and chose the site of the future city of Brisbane, written by Oxley himself and by John Uniacke, the only published account of Allan Cunningham’s exploration from Bathurst to the Liverpool Plains, Field’s essay on the aborigines of New Holland and Van Diemen’s Land, Captain Mark John Currie’s journal of an excursion to the southward of Lake George in New South Wales, &c., as well as a reprint of the first book of poems published in Australia, Field’s First Fruits of Australian Poety (Sydney: 1819).
Ferguson 1009. Wantrup 108 & pp. 183-84.
232. FILLEMIN, A. A. Souvenirs D’Un Voyage En Italie. 8vo. pp. 206, . with half-title. gilt-stamped chagrin, all edges gilt, gilt coronet on upper cover (some light foxing). Cahors: Printed by J. G. Plantade, 1851. $250
233. FISCHER, Christian Augustus. Travels To Hyeres, In The South Of France, Performed In The Spring Of 1806. 8vo. pp. 76. modern wrs. London: Printed For Richard Phillips, By J.G.Barnard, 1806. $100
First Edition of the English Translation from the German. This is a continuation of Fischer’s Journey to Montpellier, and gives his impressions of Lyons, Marseilles, Toulon and Hyeres. Appended are quarantine regulations at Marseilles during the plague epidemic.
234. FISHBOURNE, [Edmund Gardiner] [1811-1887]. Impressions Of China, And The Present Revolution: Its Progress And Prospects. 12mo. pp. 6 p.l., 441, . folding engraved map (frontis.). contemporary half calf (calf somewhat worn, very small piece chipped from spine & spine label, scattered light foxing). London: Seeley, Jackson, And Halliday, And B.Seeley, 1855. $850
First Edition. A contemporary account of the outbreak of the T’ai Ping Rebellion, the capture of Nanking in 1853 by the insurgents as their capital, and the establishment of Hung Siu-ts’tüan as first emperor (‘T’ien Wang’) of the T’ai P’ing dynasty. The author was commander of the British ship Hermes, which was stationed in China at the time.
Cordier, Sinica, p. 647.
235. [FLEURIEU, Charles Pierre Claret, Comte de] [1738-1810]. Discoveries Of The French In 1768 and 1769, To The South-East Of New Guinea, With The Subsequent Visits to the same lands by English Navigators, who gave them new Names. To Which Is Prefixed, An Historical Abridgement Of The Voyages And Discoveries Of The Spaniards In The Same Seas... 4to. pp. xxiv, 323, errata & directions to binder. with half-title. 12 folding engraved plates (incl. 9 maps) of the Solomon Islands and New Guinea. Uncut in 19th century quarter sheep (some foxing to plates & neighbouring leaves, marginal browning & few marginal tears repaired - no loss, first map partly dampstained). London: Printed For John Stockdale, 1791. $3,500
First Edition of the English Translation (first: Paris, 1790) of the major account of the French ‘rediscovery’ of the Solomon Islands. French politician and scientist Fleurieu was prompted to prepare the present work by the publication in Arthur Phillip’s Voyage...to Botany Bay (1789) of Lt. Shortland’s journal relating his claim to the discovery of ‘New Georgia’ in 1788. Fleurieu is here chiefly concerned with the accomplishments of Louis de Bougainville, who in 1768 discovered the three northern islands (Buka, Bougainville and Choiseul), and sailed through the channel which divides the last two and bears his name, and Jean de Surville, who in 1769 made a lengthy stay in the group and gave some of the islands the French names they still bear. Surville called the group the ‘Terre des Arsacides’, but the identity of these islands with Mendaña’s Islas de Salomon was soon established by French geographer Buache. An extract from Buache’s 1781 Memoir was printed for the first time in Fleurieu’s account; in this English edition it occupies pp. 309-23.
Also included here are compilations and translations made from various published and unpublished accounts of Spanish and English travellers in the Pacific, including Mendaña, Queirós, Mourelle, Carteret, Shortland, and Cook. “...In the narrative of the English expeditions to these regions there is a relation of Captain Cook’s recognition of the Tierra Austral del Espiritu Santo of Queirós as the New Hebrides, as well as of Cook’s discovery of New Caledonia in 1774.” (Cox)
Bell F104. Cox II p. 304. Ferguson 105. Hill p. 105. JCB II 3457. Kroepelien 437. 4. National Maritime Museum Cat. I 561. O’Reilly, New Caledonia, 57a. O’Reilly, New Hebrides, 1970. Sabin 24749.
236. FORBES, James David [1809-1868]. Travels Through The Alps Of Savoy And Other Parts Of The Pennine Chain With Observations On The Phenomena Of Glaciers… Second Edition, Revised. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xvi, 460, ads. with half-title. 8 tinted lithographed plans on 4 plates, 9 lithographed plates (incl. tinted frontis.), & 2 maps (incl. large folding tinted map in sections on linen, separately bound). numerous wood-engraved text illus. original blind-stamped cloth, rebacked, the text volume with spine mounted (some foxing to map & adjacent leaves in text volume). Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black & London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1845. $1,800
Second, Revised Edition of the author’s chief work, “the most charming, as well as most scientifically important of all books of Alpine travel.” (DNB) It is the first English account of systematic exploration in the Alps. The large separately bound map is of the Mer De Glace of Chamouni and of the Adjoining Mountains laid down from a detailed survey in 1842. Forbes was professor of natural history at the University of Edinburgh. His observations on glaciers made during his expeditions to the Alps and Norway led him to conclude that a glacier is an imperfect fluid or a viscous body which is urged down slopes by the mutual pressure of its parts, that it moves faster than the ice vertically beneath it, and that the velocity of a glacier increases directly with the steepness of its bed. His conclusions involved him in some controversy with John Tyndall and others, but he “was undoubtedly the first to obtain accurate measurements, and to establish a definite base for future theories. He was, as Professor Tait says…’the Copernicus or Kepler of this science’.” (DNB)
Abbey, Travel, 62. Neate 274.
237. FORESTER, Thomas. Rambles In The Islands Of Corsica And Sardinia, With Notices Of Their History, Antiquities, And Present Condition. 4to. pp. xvii, [1 leaf], 450. with half-title. 1 engraved map with outline hand-colour, 2 chromolithographs (incl. frontis.), 6 tinted lithographs (1 folding), & 39 wood-engraved text illus. contemporary half calf (some chafing to leather, neat gilt institutional crest on lower spine but no other markings, foxing to 2 plates & outer & surrounding leaves, plates offset, short tear in folding plate – no loss, but a good tight copy). London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, And Roberts, 1858. $1,200
First Edition. The lithographs by M. & N. Hanhart after drawings by Lt.-Col. M.A.Biddulph, depict Ajaccio (chromolithograph), Ersa, Capo Corso, Corte (chromolithograph), Vivario, Bonifaccio, Valley of the Liscia/Sardinia, the Himbara, from Tempio (folding), and the Plain of Ozieri.
Abbey, Travel, 77.
238. FORSTER, George [d. 1792]. A Journey From Bengal To England, Through The Northern Part Of India, Kashmire, Afghanistan, And Persia, And Into Russia, By The Caspian-Sea. 2 Volumes. 4to. pp. 1 p.l., [v]-xiv, [1 leaf], 315; 1 p.l., 297. lacking half-titles. folding engraved map (frontis.). new half calf over 19th century marbled bds., endpapers retained (dampstain to lower portion of map). tipped-in printed slip: ‘With the compliments of Sewell Elliot, Entomologist, New York City’. former owner’s signature on paste-downs: Charles A.Ray, 1886. London: Printed For R.Fauldere, 1798. $2,750
First Edition. In 1782-84, Forster, a civil servant of the East India Company at Madras, set out on an overland journey from Calcutta through Cashmere, Afghanistan, Herat, Khorassan, and Mazanderan, and across the Caspian Sea into Russia, a remarkable journey at that time. In Russia he toured the Volga River to Moscow and St. Petersburg. Forster’s narrative includes sketches of Hindu mythology and an abbreviated history of the ‘Rohilahs, Shu-Jah-Ud-Dowlah, and Sicques’.
Cook’s Second Voyage
239. FORSTER, [Johann] Georg [Adam] [1754-1794]. A Voyage Round The World, In His Britannic Majesty’s Sloop, Resolution, commanded by Capt. James Cook, during the Years 1772, 3, 4, and 5. 2 Volumes. 4to. pp. xviii, , 602; 2 p.l., 607. without the errata leaf at the end of Vol. I. folding engraved map (frontis.). An attractive set in contemporary sprinkled calf, neatly rebacked, corners renewed, spines tooled in gilt (Vol. I title-leaf professionally remargined at lower edge & upper outer corner with small repair, marginal repair to GG2-3 affecting part of headline, occasional spotting). London: Printed for B.White, J.Robson, P.Elmsly, and G.Robinson, 1777. $8,400
First Edition of the this important account of Cook’s second voyage, which preceded the publication of the official record by some six weeks.The author and his father, Johann Reinhold, served as naturalists on the expedition. While the elder Forster was originally to have written the account, he was forbidden to do so because of a dispute with the Admiralty concerning his emoluments. It is based on his journal and also draws from Cook’s own although no acknowledgement is given. Humboldt said that he was indebted to this work more so than to any other for his early love of nature and tropical beauty.
On his second, and historically most important voyage, Cook determined that the ‘Terra Australis Incognita’, which supposedly lay between New Zealand and South America did not exist, and accomplished the first crossing of the Antarctic Circle. He also suggested the existence of an antarctic land mass, but this was not to be proved until the explorations of the nineteenth century. Cook revisited New Zealand, and discovered, or re-explored and charted many of the islands in the Pacific, including Easter Island, the Marquesas, Tahita and the Society Islands, the Tonga Islands, the New Hebrides, and New Caledonia. A vast amount of scientific and ethnographical information was gathered, and as a result of new techniques developed by Cook, not one crew member on the voyage died from scurvy, a remarkable achievement for the time and for which Cook was awarded the Copley gold medal.
Beddie 1247. Cox I p. 60. Hill p. 108. Hocken pp. 16-17. Holmes 23. Kroepelien 450. O’Reilly-Reitman 382. Sabin 25140. Spence 464.
240. FORTUNE, Robert [1813-1880]. A Residence Among The Chinese: Inland, On The Coast, And At Sea. Being A Narrative Of Scenes And Adventures During A Third Visit To China, From 1853 To 1856. Including Notices Of Many Natural Productions And Works Of Art, The Culture Of Silk, &c.; With Suggestions On The Present War. 8vo. pp. xv, , 440. with half-title. 5 wood-engraved plates (incl. frontis.) & 17 text illus. untrimmed in original blind-stamped cloth, recased preserving endpapers (slight fraying to foot of spine). London: John Murray, 1857. $950
First Edition. A Scottish botanist, Fortune travelled extensively in Asia, gathering plant specimens for the Royal Horticultural Society and introducing many oriental plants into Britain. He was also engaged by the East India Company to procure tea plants and seeds from the finest tea-districts in China for cultivation in the north-west provinces of India. This account of his third trip to China contains descriptions of Shanghai, Nanking, Foo-chow, the tea districts of Chekiang, &c., and observations on ancient porcelain, the culture of silk, and the late disturbances at Canton.
Cordier, Sinica, 2115.
241. FOSTER, John Fitzgerald Leslie. The New Colony Of Victoria, Formerly Port Phillip: Together With Some Account Of The Other Australian Colonies. small 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., [v]-viii, 85, . lacking initial leaf (half-title?). original blind-stamped cloth (covers stained, occasional spotting). London: Trelawney Saunders, 1851. $350
First Edition. The author was member of the Legislative Council of New South Wales, for the District of Port Phillip, from 1846 to 1850, and subsequently Colonial Secretary for Victoria, 1853-54. Including discussion of agriculture and farming, aborigines, woolens, emigration, society, education, &c.
Bagnall 2020. Ferguson 9701.
242. FRANCE. CONSEIL GÉNÉRAL DU COMMERCE. Memorials Presented, by the Deputies of the Council Of Trade in France, To The Royal Council, In 1701. Being The Year after the Establishment of the said Council of Trade by King Lewis XIV. Concerning The Commerce of that Nation to their American Islands, Guinea, the Levant, Spain, England, Holland, and the North; the raising nominally the Value of the Coin, and the Effects that has upon Commerce; the granting of Monopolies; the erecting of exclusive Companies; and other chief Points of Trade... 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., viii [ie. xvi], 120 [ie. 240], . French & English text on opposite pages with duplicate pagination. woodcut title vignette, ornaments & initials. contemporary calf (bit rubbed, occasional light foxing, short tear to outer margin of B7 - no loss). armorial bookplate of Sir Richard Neave. London: Sold by J. and P.Knapton, E.Symon, and J.Stagg, 1737. $1,150
First Edition. The first memorial, pp. 1-20, concerns the Guinea Company, the commerce of the French colonies in America, the state of the French West Indian islands (Martinique, Sainte Croix, Saint Domingue, &c.) and the means of preserving and extending trade there. Included are remarks on restricting some branches of commerce to certain ports, exclusive companies, and farms of certain commodities, particularly tobacco and sugar.
Goldsmiths' 7461. Kress 4346. Sabin 47744 (title from a bookseller's catalogue).
243. (FRANCE). VUILLEMIN, Alexandre A. [b. 1812]. Nouvelle Carte Illustrée De La France Présentant Les Divisions Physiques… Dressée par A. Vuillemin… Gravée Par Langevin Paris Chez Fatout…1855. [Upper Border:] Géographique Commerciale Et Industrielle. [Inset map of Corsica]. Illus. designed by Testard & engraved by Guesnu. 23 ¾” x 33” (60.4 x 84 cm; measurements within borders). vertical folds. original outline colour (several tears & chips to margins repaired & centre fold reinforced). $575
Vuillemin’s map of France includes 86 border illustrations of the commerce and industry of the provinces of France.
244. [FRANZINI, Girolamo]. Les Merveilles De La Ville De Rome Où est traité des Églises, Stations, & Reliques des Corps Saints… 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., 216. engraved frontis., 1 double-page engraving, & numerous woodcuts in the text. woodcut vignettes (incl. 1 on title). contemporary calf, gilt back (spine repaired, some light foxing). Rome: Bernabo, 1725. $900
Later French-language edition of Franzini’s popular guide book to Rome. The unsophisticated woodcuts mostly depict architectural landmarks.
245. FRASER, James [1713-1754]. The History Of Nadir Shah, Formerly called Thamas Kuli Khan, The Present Emperor of Persia. To which is prefix’d A short History of the Moghol Emperors… 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., vi, 234, index & errata, 40. folding engraved frontis. & folding engraved map. woodcut ornaments & initials. later half calf, rebacked with spine & label mounted, endpapers preserved, corners renewed (map browned, occasional light foxing). ownership entry of Chas. P. Motsch, dated Kabul, Afghanistan, 1952. London: Printed by W.Strahan, for the Author; And sold by G.Strahan, and J.Brotherton, J.Oswald…, 1742. $1,400
First Edition of “the first book in English treating of Nãdir Shãh, ‘the scourge of God’. It is important not only as a first-hand contribution to the history of contemporary events [Nãdir Shãh invaded India in 1737-38], but also for the number of original documents which it alone has preserved.” (DNB) Fraser collected materials for his account during his first stay in India, 1730-40 (he returned as a factor for the East India Company, 1743-49). He managed to acquire some 200 manuscripts in the Persian, Arabic, and Sanskrit languages, a catalogue of which is appended here, with separate title (pp. 40). His collection of Sanskrit manuscripts was the first of that kind ever brought to Europe, although individual manuscripts had reached England and France even earlier. The entire collection eventually came to reside in the Bodleian Library at Oxford University.
246. FREEMAN, Richard Austin. Travels And Life In Ashanti And Jaman. 8vo. pp. xx, 559 + 16(ads). with half-title. 2 coloured maps (1 folding) & numerous text illus. (some full-page, incl. frontis.). original gilt-stamped cloth, t.e.g., others uncut (cloth bit soiled, light spotting to a few pages). Review copy with inserted ms. note on editor’s stationery for ’Literature’, dated July 1898: “As it is the rule for all reviewers of books to keep the books reviewed for ‘Literature’ I return the enclosed with many thanks”. Westminster: Archibald Constable & Co., 1898. $1,100
First Edition. The first book of the author, best known as the pioneer of the inverted detective novel, featuring forensic investigator Dr. John Evelyn Thorndyke. The narrative describes Freeman’s experiences as a medical officer on the Gold Coast (Ghana) where he was engaged in an expedition in 1889 from Cape Coast through Kumasi to Ashanti and Bontúku, capital of Jáman. Included are chapters on malaria, commerce, relations with England, and much on the manners and customs of the inhabitants.
247. (FRENCH RIVIERA). Album containing 95 photographs mounted on thick card, most measuring approximately 215 x 280 mm. or 116 x 165mm., showing scenery, street scenes, architecture, and costumes from Grasse, Avignon, Arles, Nîmes, Pont du Loupe, Cannes, Nice, Villefranche, Monaco, Monte-Carlo, Roque-brune, Menton, &c. oblong folio. pp. 72. ms. captions, a few photos with captions printed within the image. contemporary half chagrin, gilt edges. 1891-96. $2,000
248. FRESHFIELD, Douglas W[illiam] [1845-1934]. The Exploration Of The Caucasus...Second Edition. 2 Volumes. large 8vo. pp. xii, 278; viii, 295, . with half-titles. profusely illus. incl. 2 frontis. (1 folding) & 4 folding maps (3 in colour; 1 with partial colour). untrimmed in original cloth (joints & extremities frayed). London: Edward Arnold, 1902. $1,250
During the course of three journeys, in 1868, 1887, and 1889, Freshfield traversed the main chain of the Caucasus eleven times by eight different passes, and crossed in and out of Suanetia eight times by seven different routes. He took part in the ascent of three of the great peaks, Elbruz, Kasbek, and Tetnuld, in addition to several lesser summits. Also included here are accounts of the ascents of other peaks by several of his friends in the Alpine Club, H.Wooley, J.G.Cockin, and H.W.Holder. The illustrations are after photographs by Vittorio Sella, M. De Déchy, H.Woolley, W.F.Donkin, and S.Sommier.
249. FRESHFIELD, Douglas W[illiam] [1845-1934]. Travels In The Central Caucasus And Bashan Including Visits To Ararat And Tabreez And Ascents Of Kazbek And Elbruz. 8vo. pp. xiii, [1 leaf], 509,  + ads. with half-title. chromolithographed frontis. 3 folding lithographed maps (2 with partial colour), 4 wood-engraved plates, & 16 wood-engraved text illus. original gilt-stamped cloth (extremities bit frayed, spine ends repaired, outer edge of large folding map bit ragged). London: Longmans, Green, And Co., 1869. $1,000
First Edition. Freshfield, together with A.W.Moore and C.Tucker of the London Alpine Club and a Swiss guide, were the first to climb the east peak of Mount Elbruz (18,407 feet) and the summit of Mount Kazbek (16,559 feet) in 1868.
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