250. GADSBY, John. My Wanderings. Being Travels In The East In 1846-47, 1850-51, 1852-53…Stereotype Edition. 12mo. pp. 594, index. folding engraved map with outline hand-colour & numerous wood-engravings in the text. contemporary calf, gilt back (bit rubbed). London: John Gadsby, George Yard, 1855. $300
Gadsby mainly describes Egypt and Palestine, but also comments on Malta, Greece, Smyrna and Constantinople.
cfBlackmer 641. Not in Tobler or Ibrahim-Hilmy.
251. GALLENGA, Antonio [Carlo Napoleone] [1810-1895]. A Summer Tour In Russia...Second Edition. 8vo. pp. x, [1 leaf], 426, ads. with half-title. folding partly coloured lithographed map. original black-stamped cloth. London: Chapman And Hall, 1883. $200
An account of the author’s travels from St. Petersburg to Moscow, Astrakhan, Tiflis, Batoum, Odessa, Kiev, and Warsaw in 1881, including remarks on rural economic conditions, the exile system, Nihilism, &c.
252. GALLIÉNI, Joseph Simon [1849-1916]. Voyage Au Soudan Français (Haut-Niger Et Pays De Ségou) 1879-1881. [At Head Of Title: Mission D’Exploration Du Haut-Niger]. 4to. pp. 2 p.l., 623. with half-title. title in red & black. 2 folding maps & numerous text illus. (many full-page, incl. frontis.). contemporary quarter chagrin (some light foxing to outer leaves, short tear in 1 map – no loss). Paris: Librairie Hachette Et Cie., 1885. $900
First Edition. In 1879 Captain Galliéni was appointed by Colonel Brière de l’Isle, Governor of Senegal, to investigate the route for a railway in the upper Niger region and to reopen communications with the almany Ahmadu. The post of Bafulabé was constructed at this time. From Bafulabé they continued to a point north of Fangalla and pushed on to Kita, Bamako and the village of Nango, close to Segu. They were detained there for a period of ten months, managing to conclude a contract with the almany Ahmadu, and returned to St. Louis through Manding and Birgo. Galliéni managed to add considerably to the geographic knowledge of the region.
253. GAMUCCI, Bernardo. Le Antichità Della Città Di Roma. 8vo. ff. 192. numerous full-page woodcuts. woodcut initials. 17th century blind-tooled vellum, overlapping fore-edges (front joint split, lower portion of title with imprint supplied). Venice: Gio. Battista Ciotti, 1615. [Colophon: Venice: Giovanni Varisco & compagni, 1588]. $2,000
Reissue of the Second Edition Edited by Tommaso Porchacchi of this popular Roman guide book. The rather simple woodcuts depict the ancient architectural monuments of the city. This is an unusual copy, the lower half of the title being neatly supplied before binding, suggesting that Ciotti may have bought copies of the book from Varisco to distribute under his own imprint.
See BM STC Italian p. 290.
254. GARCIN DE TASSY, [Joseph Héliodore] [1794-1878]. Histoire De La Littérature Hindouie Et Hindoustanie. Second Édition Revue, Corrigée, Et Considérablement Augmentée. 3 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., iv, 624; 2 p.l., 608; 2 p.l., viii, 603. with half-titles. modern half sheep, original printed wrs. bound in (several institutional stamps, tear to front wr. of Vol. I repaired). Paris: Adolphe Labitte, 1870-71. $750
Second and Best Edition of this standard biographical-bibliographical reference work on Hindostani literature compiled by the noted French orientalist, Garcin De Tassy. The history contains a comprehensive alphabetical listing and separate author and title indexes.
255. GARDNER, Alexander Haughton Campbell[1785-1877].Soldier And Traveller Memoirs Of…Edited By Major Hugh Pearse… 8vo. pp. xxxiv, 359,  + 32(ads). with half-title. 2 portraits (incl. photogravure frontis.) & 2 maps. untrimmed in original cloth (extremities frayed, lower front cover discoloured, inner hinges partly cracked, outer edge of frontis. bit chipped). Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood And Sons, 1898. $750
First Edition of the controversial memoirs of the Scottish-American mercenary. Gardner travelled extensively in Central Asia, entering military service in Afghanistan under Amir Habibullah Khan before becoming colonel of artillery in the Punjab under Maharaja Ranjit Singh, and following his death, Raja Dhian Singh.
256. GARSTON, Edgar. Greece Revisited And Sketches In Lower Egypt In 1840. With Thirty-six Hours Of A Campaign In Greece In 1825. 2 Volumes in 1. 8vo. pp. xvi, 313; 1 p.l., [v]-viii, 343. lacking half-title in Vol. II (none required in Vol. I). 3 lithographed plates. An attractive copy in near contemporary full purple morocco, gilt paneled sides, spine richly gilt, gilt inside dentelles, all edges gilt. Inscribed from the Author on verso of frontis. portrait. London: Saunders & Otley, 1842. $2,500
First Edition. Garston, an 'adventurer' and philhellene, had previously visited Greece in 1825, and an extract from his journal from that period is included at the end of Volume II. During his second visit in 1840, he travelled to Athens from Corfu and went on to Hydra. His account contains long sections on prominent men in public life, temples and monuments, and a description of life in Athens and the islands. He is able to compare his experiences in the country during and after the revolution and laments the damages wrought by the war. The second volume is devoted to Egypt (Alexandria, Cairo), with remarks on mosques and tombs, slave markets, the Pacha's harem, pyramids, &c.
Blackmer 652. Ibrahim-Hilmy II p. 253 (mentioning only 2 plates).
257. GAUNT, Mary [Eliza Bakewell] [1861-1942]. A Woman In China. 8vo. pp. xvi, 390, [1 leaf], ads. 131 illus. on 65 plates. cloth (spine faded, front joint frayed, edges of 1 leaf bit tatty). London: T.Werner Laurie Ltd., . $200
258. (GERMANY). CARY, John [1754-1835]. A New Map Of Germany, Divided Into Its Circles…From The Latest Authorities…London: Printed for J. Cary…Augst. 1. 1799. 19 ½” x 22” (49.5 x 55.9 cm). original colour. $475
National Maritime Museum III. Phillips, Atlases, 714.
First Work in a European Language Devoted to Makassar
259. [GERVAISE, Nicolas] [1662?-1729]. Description Historique Du Royaume De Macaçar... 12mo. pp. 4 p.l., 326. woodcut title vignette. woodcut ornaments & initials. contemporary calf, rebacked with gilt spine mounted (covers worn, scattered light stains). Paris: Hilaire Foucault, 1688. $2,300
First Edition of “the first treatise in a European language devoted to a description of Makassar, the name given to the greater part of Celebes.” (Howgego) The work is divided into three parts describing 1) the geography and natural history of the country, 2) the manners, customs, and government of the inhabitants, and 3) the religion of the Makassars. The author spent four years as a missionary in Siam. When he returned to France he brought with him the two adopted sons of a prince of Makassar who had died in Siam, where he had taken refuge following the Dutch incursions into Celebes. Accepted as wards of Louis XIV, the two princes were educated at the Jesuit College in Paris. It was from them that Gervaise obtained most of the information contained here.
Barbier I 906. Bell G104. Brunet 28229. Cioranescu 32931. Graesse III 61. Howgego G41.
260. [GERVAISE, Nicolas] [1662?-1729]. Description Historique Du Royaume De Macaçar...Augmentée de diverses pièces curieuses. 8vo. pp. 5 p.l., 280 + 8(ads). engraved frontis. woodcut title vignette, headpiece & initial. contemporary calf, gilt back (joints cracked, corners & spinal extremities worn, some light to moderate foxing & browning). Regensburg: Erasmus Kinkius, 1700. $1,900
Second Enlarged Edition. Newly added, with separate title (pp. -80), is Relation De Tout Ce Qui s'est passé de plus memorable En La Guerre Que Les Hollandois De La Compagnie Des Indes Orientales Ont eue conte Le Roi & les autres Régens de Macaçar, Depuis l'an 1666. jusques à l'année 1669. Avec les victoires qu'ils on remportées sous la conduite du Sr. Corneille Speelman, Cy-devant Gouverneur de la Coste de Coromandel, &c. Ensemble les Articles de la Paix qui s'en est ensuivie. Le tout traduit sur la Coppie imprimée à Batavia, dans l'Isle de Java. At the end is an eight-page catalogue of music books published in Amsterdam by Étienne Roger.
Cioranescu 32932. Graesse III 61.Howgego G41. cfBarbier I 906. cfBell G104. cfBrunet 28229.
261. (GIBRALTAR). SEUTTER, Albrecht Karl [1722-1762]. Plan Tres Exact Et Vüe De La Ville, Baye, Et Des Nouvelles Fortifications De Gibraltar… de l’original de Mr. Harcourt… par Albert Charl Seutter…a Augsbourg [c1730]. 19 ¾” x 22 ¾” (within borders; 50 x 57.4 cm). original colour (margins closely trimmed, several instances of paper weaknesses on verso & few pinholes – backed on archival tissue). $1,200
This plan of Gibraltar includes two inset views: ‘Vüe Du Detroit De Gibraltar, Comme Il Se Represent Du Côté De La Mer Mediterranée’ and ‘Vüe De La Ville, Et Du Detroit De Gibraltar Du Côté De L’Ocean Atlantique, Ou Occidental’. The main plan has a keyed reference locating twenty-three fortifications and buildings. It is enhanced with decorative illustrations of Neptune and mythological, religious and military figures.
262. GILBERTI, Maturino. Un Manuscrito Tarasco Del Siglo XVI. Atribuido al sabio e ilustre misionero Fr. Maturino Gilberti. Encontrado por el Sr. Pbro. Dr. F.Plancarte. 8vo. [ff. 9]. title in red & black with woodcut vignette. An uncut & unopened copy, bound in old vellum (some marginal soiling & staining, few marginal tears). Mexico: Tip. de Abadiano, 1888. $275
First Edition. Facsimile reproduction of a sixteenth century manuscript in the Tarascan language, attributed to Maturino Gilberti, an early missionary in the province of Michoacán.
263. GILLES, P[ierre] [1490-1555]. De Bosporo Thracio Lib. III. 24mo. pp. 379, index. engraved title. woodcut headpiece & initials. contemporary vellum over bds. (library rubberstamp on front flyleaf & final blank of third title). Leyden: [Bonaventure & Abraham] Elzevier, 1632. $1,500
Second (First Elzevier) Edition, First Issue.
Willems 366. Rahir 347. Blackmer 686. cfCox I pp. 222-23.
[BOUND WITH:] GILLES, P[ierre]. De Constantinopoleos Topographia lib. IV. 24mo. pp. 422, index, [2 blank leaves]. engraved title. woodcut ornaments & initials. Leyden: [Bonaventure & Abraham] Elzevier, 1632.
Third (Second Elzevier) Edition.
Willems 367. Rahir 353. Blackmer 687. cfCox I pp. 222-23.
[BOUND WITH:] REGNI Chinensis descriptio Ex Variis Authoribus. 24mo. pp. 4 p.l., 365, index, [blank leaf]. engraved title. 2 full-page woodcuts. woodcut ornaments & initials. Leyden: [Bonaventure & Abraham] Elzevier, 1639.
Willems 486. Rahir 482. Lust 69. Cordier 23.
First published in 1561 and 1562, Gilles' De Bosporo Thracio and its companion volume De Topographia Constantinopoleos "are among the earliest works to describe Constantinople and the Thracian Bosphorus. They provided authentic and reliable sources of information for early travellers...Gilles accompanied d'Aramon's embassy to the Porte in 1547; he was charged with searching for Greek manuscripts and antiquities on behalf of Francis I. During his travels he met André Thevet and they toured Asia Minor together. Gilles' books are not journals of his travels but accounts of the antiquities and archaeology of the places he visited...his works...were edited and published posthumously by his nephew Antoine Gilles...". (Blackmer)
The third work, on China, is composed of extracts from Nicolas Trigault's De De Regno Chinae, Marco Polo, and other sources.
264. GILLIAM, Albert M. Travels In Mexico, During The Years 1843 And 44; Including A Description Of California, The Principal Cities And Mining Districts of That Republic; The Oregon Territory.... 12mo. pp. vi, -312. with half-title. original blind & gilt-stamped cloth (recased). Aberdeen: George Clark And Son & Ipswich: J.M.Burton, 1847. $350
Second (First UK) Edition, with maps and plates omitted. "Although appointed to serve as United States Consul in San Francisco, Gilliam seems not to have come any closer to California than his stay in Mexico. Of particular interest in his book are the parts dealing with Oregon, California, and the Texan Revolution and subsequent annexation by the United States." (Wagner-Camp)
Howes G-179. Sabin 27412. Soliday I 916. Wagner-Camp 120c:2. cfCowan p. 97. cfGraff 1554. cfRaines p. 94.
265. GILLY, William Stephen [1789-1855]. Narrative Of An Excursion To The Mountains Of Piemont, In The Year MDCCCXXIII. And Researches Among The Vaudois, Or Waldenses, Protestant Inhabitants Of The Cottian Alps...Second Edition, With Considerable Additions And Correspondence. 8vo. pp. xxiii, 284, lxxv, 3. 2 folding engraved maps. 1 folding facsimile. contemporary half vellum, gilt back (short split in upper back joint). London: Printed For C. And J.Rivington, 1825. $500
The second edition contains a considerable amount of additional material not included in the first, quarto, edition, but the plates have been omitted and the appendix abbreviated.
266. GIRAUD, Victor [1858-1898]. Les Lacs De L’Afrique Équatoriale Voyage D’Exploration Exécuté De 1883 À 1885. 4to. pp. 3 p.l., 604. with half-title. 2 maps & numerous text illus. (many full-page, incl. frontis. portrait). contemporary half chagrin, top edge gilt (some wear to corners). Paris: Librairie Hachette Et Cie., 1890. $600
First Edition. Giraud accomplished the exploration of Lake Bangweolo in present-day Rhodesia, becoming the first European to cross it in several directions. He later travelled to Lake Mwero, exploring the east shore, and to Lake Tanganyika.
267. [GORDON, James Douglas] [d. 1872]. The Last Martyrs Of Eromanga. Being A Memoir Of The Rev. George N.Gordon, And Ellen Catherine Powell, His Wife. 8vo. pp. viii, ii, -294. engraved frontis. portrait. original cloth (bit spotty & dull, frontis. dampmarked, upper corner torn from front flyleaf). Halifax, N.S.: MacNab And Shaffer, 1863. $200
First Edition. An interesting record of early Canadian missionary labours. George Nicol Gordon went to the South Seas in 1855 as the second missionary of the Presbyterian Church of Nova Scotia, settling in 1857 on the island of Eromanga. There he and his wife were slain by the natives in 1861. Eleven years later, his brother, the author of this memoir, met the same fate. Gordon devised a written alphabet for the Eromanga language and prepared and translated several school books and religious texts.
Morgan p. 155. TPL 6054. O’Reilly 2691.
268. GORDON-CUMMING, C[onstance] F[rederica] [1837-1924]. Two Happy Years In Ceylon...A New Edition With 28 Illustrations By The Author, And A Map. 8vo. pp. 2(ads), x, 619, [2 leaves]. with half-title. folding map, 24 plates (incl. frontis.), & 4 text illus. original pictorial cloth (bit soiled). London: Chatto & Windus, 1893. $275
269. GORST, Sir J[ohn] E[ldon][1835-1916]. The Maori King; Or, The Story Of Our Quarrel With The Natives Of New Zealand. 8vo. pp. x, [1 leaf], 409, blank, ads. with half-title. mezzotint frontis. & folding coloured map. original cloth (front hinge cracked, cloth stained & worn, former owner’s name excised from half-title). London…: Macmillan And Co., 1864. $350
First Edition. "Gorst, a Cambridge graduate of independent means, spent three years in New Zealand before returning to England and a career in politics. Interesting himself in the Maori, he was in due time appointed Magistrate and Commissioner for the upper Waikato until mounting difficulties made his residence at Te Awamutu impossible in mid 1863. In The Maori King Gorst, in succinct but vivid prose, calls on his strong Maori sympathies, clear judgment and quickly acquired but deep understanding of the Maori point of view to present an indictment of New Zealand native policy. Clear pictures of the events leading to the Waikato War, the attitudes of the tribes, Wiremu Tamihana, Rewi and others, from the founding of the King Movement, past Fenton's well-intentioned but frustrated failure, to Grey's inadequate policies four years later. An outstanding, dispassionate, classic record of Maori and Pakeha before the campaigns of 1863-4." (Bagnall)
Bagnall 2184.Hocken p. 229.
270. GOSSELMAN, Carl August. Resa Mellan Sodra Och Norra Amerika, En Sketch-Bok Pa Sjon. 2 Volumes in 1. 8vo. pp. 149; 136. contemporary quarter calf. Stockholm: 1833. $350
First Edition of this detailed description of the author’s sea trip and experiences in the West Indies.
Larson 257. cfSabin 28068 (German Edn.).
271. GRAHAM, Stephen [1884-1975]. Through Russian Central Asia. 8vo. pp. xii, 279, . folding map & 37 plates (incl. photogravure frontis.). original cloth (rubbed. Royal United Service Institution bookplate & several date-stamps on front flyleaf, a few pencil markings). London…: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1916. $200
272. [GRANVILLE, Alexander K.]. With The Cape Mounted Rifles. Four Years Service in South Africa. By An Ex C.M.R. 8vo. pp. xvi, 262. with half-title. An attractive copy in contemporary half chagrin, gilt back (bit rubbed, neat gilt institutional crest on upper cover & lower spine, light foxing to outer leaves). London: Richard Bentley & Son, 1881. $750
First Edition. The author served for three years in the Cape Mounted Rifles (formerly the Frontier Armed and Mounted Police in the Cape Colony) from 1877 to 1880, joining as a private and retiring as a second-class sergeant. He presents an intimate account of life in the corps and details on their service in the Ninth Kaffir War and at Moirosi's Mountain in Basutoland. Included are chapters on the Transkei, battles of Ibeka, Lusisi, Umzintzani, Quintana, the annexation of St. John’s District, Tembu-Land, St. John’s River and District, the initial failure at Moirosi’s Mountain, the capture of Moirosi’s Mountain, and the Basuto War.
Mendelssohn II p. 393.
273. (GREECE). MERCATOR, Gerard [1512-1594]. Graecia. Per Gerardum Mercatorem Cum Privilegio. [Amsterdam: 1628]. Verso: French text, pages numbered 605 & 608 & signature Ooooooo. 14 ¼” x 18 ½” (36 x 46.7 cm). original colour (few short tears & creases to margins). $850
Koeman II Me28A (‘Atlas Sive Cosmographicae’ published by Hondius). Zacharakis 1323.
274. GREEN, John (Editor).A New General Collection of Voyages and Travels… 4 Volumes. 4to. pp. xi, , 680; viii, , 732; vi, , 605; xii, , 751, index. with list of subscribers. text in double columns. 680; 229 (of 232) engraved maps & plates (many folding; incl. 4 frontis.) (lacking 1 Chinese & 2 African plates). woodcut dedication headpieces. modern cloth (small institutional blindstamp on titles, some plates browned, scattered foxing, blank corner of 1 frontis. defective). London: Printed for Thomas Astley, 1745-47. $6,500
First Edition. Compiled by John Green but known as Astley's collection. This generously illustrated work comprises (1) first voyages of the Portuguese to the East Indies, 1418-1546; first voyages of the English to Guinea, and the East Indies, 1552-1598; first voyages of the English to the East Indies, set forth by the company of merchants, 1600-1620; voyages to Africa and the islands adjacent, 1455-1721; (2) voyages and travels along the western coast of Africa, 1637-1735; voyages and travels to Guinea and Benin, 1666-1726; description of Guinea; (3) voyages and travels to Guinea, Benin, Congo and Angola; description of Loango, Congo, Angola, Benguela, and adjacent countries; description of the countries along the eastern coast of Africa, from Cape of Good Hope to Cape Guarda Fuy; voyages and travels in China, 1655-1722; and (4) description of China, of Korea, eastern Tartary and Tibet; travels through Tartary, Tibet, and Bokhara, to and from China, 1246-1698. Two voyages in Volume II relate to America: a voyage along the coast of Guinea, the island of St. Thomas, and Barbados, in 1693 by Thomas Phillips, and a voyage to Guinea, Brazil and the West Indies, 1721, by John Atkins.
Cox I p. 15.Hill p. 210. Sabin 28539. European Americana 745/153. Cordier, Japonica, 232, 277, 279, 322, 405 & 406. Cordier, Sinica, 1947.
275. GREGOROVIUS, Ferdinand [1821-1891]. Corsica In Its Picturesque, Social, And Historical Aspects: The Record Of A Tour In The Summer Of 1852… small 8vo. pp. viii, 493. original cloth (spine dull). London: Longman, Brown, Green, And Longmans, 1855. $250
First Edition of this English Translation by Russell Martineau. Including chapters on the towns of Bastia, Isola Rossa, Calvi, Corte, Ajaccio, Val Ornano, Sartene, Bonifazio, and remarks on vendettas, bandit life, Pasquale Paoli, Napoleon, &c.
276. GRIGGS, W[illiam] [1832-1911].India. Photographs and Drawings Of Historical Buildings. 100 Plates Reproduced By W.Griggs From the Collection in the late Office of Curator of Ancient Monuments in India. folio. [ff. 13]. 100 lithographed plates (12 folding; incl. 47 chromolithographs, 9 of which are folding). original gilt-stamped cloth (extremities frayed, corners of 1 plate chipped, a few short marginal tears, bookplate removed from front paste-down, lacking front blank). London: 1896. $5,000
First Edition. Including architectural details and/or plans of the Tomb of Akbar, Sikandra; the Tomb of Itmad-Ud-Daulah, Agra; Gwalior; Diwan-I-Am In The Fort, Delhi; Diwan-I-Khas In The Fort, Delhi; Rajputana, Palace at Udaipur in Mewar; Chittor; Buddhist Tope, Sanchi, Bhopal State; Madura, Madras, Great Temple to Siva and his Consort; Great Temple to Vishnu on the Srirangam Island, Trichinopoly; Jambuishwar Temple near Trichinopoly; Shahdara, near Lahore; Lahore Fort; Shahlimar Gardens, near Lahore; Golden Temple, Amritsar; Badshahi Sarai at Nurmahal, near Jalandhar; and the Buddhist Sculptures of Gandhara.
Griggs invented colour-photolithography and was chromolithographer to Queen Victoria and King Edward VII. Although he does not mention this particular work, Martin Hardie in English Coloured Books (pp. 255-56) notes that William Griggs was for some time in charge of all the photo-lithographic work done for the Indian Government at Whitehall and that he was responsible for the reproduction of Indian textiles and decorative arts in chromolithographs “of extraordinary beauty and fidelity” in The Textile Fabrics of India (1874-80) and Journal of Indian Art (1886- ). He also did striking work reproducing illuminated manuscripts and bookbinding. “But for the brilliant and painstaking work of Mr. Griggs, chromo-lithography as a means of illustrating books would be almost a lost art, like that of coloured aquatint.” (Idem)
277. GURNEY, Joseph John [1788-1847].A Winter In The West Indies, Described In Familiar Letters To Henry Clay, Of Kentucky. 8vo. pp. xvi, 282, , ads. with half-title. 2 etched plates (incl. frontis. of Sligoville, Jamaica). untrimmed in original blind-stamped cloth (faded, extremities chipped & frayed, tear to head of spine, scattered foxing). London: John Murray..., 1840. $450
First London Edition. The English philanthropist spent three years touring North America on a gospel mission. The present work contains a description of his winter in the West Indies and his visits to Jamaica, Dominica, Antigua, Saint Thomas, Saint Christopher's and Cuba.
See Sabin 29312 (incorrect collation). Smith, Friends Books, 892. cfCundall 2246.
278. GUTHRIE, [Katharine Blanche]. Life In Western India. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. viii, 320; viii, 292. 2 wood-engraved frontis. titles in red & black with wood-engraved vignettes. An attractive set in contemporary half chagrin, gilt backs (extremities bit rubbed, neat gilt institutional crest on upper covers & lower spines, light foxing to outer leaves & occasional stains). London: Hurst And Blackett, 1881. $400
First Edition. Guthrie visited Máhableshwur, Kólhapur, Kárhad, Belgaum, Hubli, Dhárwar, Old Goa, Beejapur, Sholapore, Golconda, &c., and offers interesting observations and descriptions of temples and shrines, superstitions, elephants, tigers, and other wild life, fortifications, the Jews in India, Hindu plays, native dances, education, medicine, snake worship, festivals, tattooing, palaces and tombs, mosques, and funeral rites.
279. GUTHRIE, Maria. A Tour, Performed In The Years 1795-6, Through The Taurida, Or Crimea, The Antient Kingdom Of Bosphorus, The Once-Powerful Republic Of Tauric Cherson, And All The Other Countries On The North Shore Of The Euxine, Ceded To Russia By The Peace Of Kainardgi And Jassy... 4to. pp. xxiv, 446, errata & ads. 2 folding engraved maps, 3 engraved plates & numerus text illus. of medals (8 full-page). Uncut in original bds, appropriately rebacked (hint of foxing to 1 map, dampmark to upper outer corner of the 3 plates). London: Printed By Nichols And Son For T.Cadell, Jun. and W.Davies, 1802. $1,000
First Edition. The author was acting Directress of the Imperial Convent for the Education of the Female Nobility of Russia. The present account of her tour through the southern provinces of Russia, with observations on ancient Greek and Roman ruins and antiquities, is written in the form of letters addressed to her husband, Matthew Guthrie, who was physician to the Imperial Corps of Noble Cadets in St. Petersburgh, and Councillor of State to the Emperor. Guthrie edited the letters for publication following his wife’s death, and added a supplement on the same region in classical times. The illustrations show coins and antiquities.
Crowther 2080. Nerhood 127. Robinson, Wayward Women, pp. 282-83.
280. HADFIELD, William [1806-1887].Brazil And The River Plate In 1868...Showing The Progress Of Those Countries Since His Former Visit In 1853. 8vo. pp. 271 + ads. 4 wood-engraved plates (incl. frontis.). tipped-in errata slip. largely unopened in original blind & gilt-stamped cloth (front cover bit soiled, spine ends slightly frayed, light browning to contents leaf & verso of frontis. & title). London: Bates, Hendy And Co., 1869. $575
First Edition. The author was the first secretary to the Buenos Ayres Great Southern Railway and secretary to the South American General Steam Navigation Company. In 1847 he went bankrupt and returned to England, where he founded and edited (1863-87) the South American Journal and Brazil and River Plate Mail. The present work forms a sequel to his Brazil And The River Plate, And The Falkland Islands..., published in 1854.
281. HAKLUYT, Richard [1552?-1616]. The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques And Discoveries of the English Nation... 16 Volumes in 10. 4to. with half-titles. titles in red & black. illustrated with facsimile maps & portraits. An attractive set in contemporary half morocco, t.e.g., others uncut (light foxing to outer blanks). Edinburgh: E. & G.Goldsmid, 1885-90. $5,000
Fourth Edition of this famous compilation, one of the great chronicles of Elizabethan maritime exploration by one of England’s most vigorous propagandists, a work referred to by Froude as “the prose epic of the modern English nation”. It was first published in 1589, with a second enlarged edition appearing in 1599-1600, and a third in 1809-10. The work relates English travels to the Middle East and Asia, the discoveries of the English towards the north and northeast and Russia, and voyages and travels to the northwestern arctic and North and South America from English and other sources. Related in American section, and arranged in a chronological and regional sequence, using the personal narratives of the explorers and merchants themselves, are the voyages and explorations of Frobisher and Davis to the Arctic, Cabot and Gilbert to Newfoundland, Hore to Newfoundland and Cape Breton Island, Cartier and Roberval to Canada, White to Virginia, Verrazzano, Ribault and Laudonnière to Florida, Ulloa and Drake to California, Hawkins, Hare and Lancaster to Brazil, &c. Many of the voyages recorded by Hakluyt are virtually unobtainable in their original editions, while for other great discoveries of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, his compilation remains a unique source of reference.
cfHill pp. 131-32. cfHowes H-26. cfTPL 12.
282. HALL, Basil [1788-1844]. Account Of A Voyage Of Discovery To The West Coast Of Corea, And The Great Loo-Choo Island… 4to. pp. 2 p.l., [vii]-xv, plate list, 222, cxxx, . lacking half-title. 9 aquatint plates (incl. frontis., 8 hand-coloured), 1 engraved plate, & 5 engraved maps (2 folding). modern half calf over 19th century marbled bds., endpapers retained (dedication leaf rehinged, short tear at upper edge of frontis. repaired – no loss). London: John Murray, 1818. $3,650
First Edition. Captains Hall and Maxwell began this expedition shortly after they brought the Amherst mission to China in 1816. Sailing on the ‘Alceste’ and ‘Lyra’, the expedition visited Korea and ‘Loo-Choo Island’ (Okinawa) and explored the Yellow and East China Seas. “Korea had been sketchily explored by Europeans, but it was not until the ‘Alceste’ and ‘Lyra’ expedition in 1816-17…that detailed information was obtained about the Ryukyus.” (Hill) This account includes nine handsome aquatint views and costume plates drawn by William Havell after sketches made by Capt. Hall and midshipman, C.W.Browne. The appendix contains maps, hydrographical and scientific notes, and a vocabulary of the Loo-Choo language, by H.J.Clifford.
Abbey, Travel, 558. Brunet III 21. Cordier IV 3009. Hill p. 134. National Maritime Museum I 523. Prideaux pp. pp. 251 & 338. Tooley 241.
283. HALL, Basil [1788-1844].Extracts From A Journal, Written On The Coasts Of Chili, Peru, And Mexico, In The Years 1820, 1821, 1822...Second Edition. 2 Volumes.8vo. pp. xviii, 372; xi, 288, 65 (appendix). with half-titles. folding engraved map (frontis.). contemporary half calf (rubbed, front joint of Vol. I starting to crack). Edinburgh: Printed For Archibald Constable And Co...., 1824. $500
Hall's account of his 1820-22 travels provides information on the history, politics, social life, and culture of Chile, Peru and Mexico, with remarks on bullfights, earthquakes, revolutions, mining, trade, the colonial system of Spain &c. Included are descriptions of his visits to Valparaiso, Santiago, Callao, Lima, Payta, Guayaquil, Acapulco, Tepic and San Blas.
Sabin 29178. cfNational Maritime Museum I 336. cfHill p. 134.
284. HALSTEAD, Murat. The Story Of The Philippines. Natural Riches, Industrial Resources…Laws, Habits, Customs, Scenery…The Eldorado Of The Orient… 8vo. pp. 3 p.l., 11-512. with half-title. frontis. portrait, 4 coloured maps, 33 double-sided plates & 14 text illus. & maps (some full-page). original gilt, blue & red-stamped pictorial cloth. [Chicago]: Our Possessions Publishing Co., . $200
285. HAMILTON, Alexander [d. 1732?]. A New Account of the East Indies…Now edited with Introduction and Notes by Sir William Foster… 2 Volumes. 4to. pp. xxvii, 259; vi, 225, [1 leaf]. with half-titles. 4pp. of Argonaut Press ads loosely inserted. frontis. facsimile letter, 1 full-page facsimile title, & 5 maps (2 folding, 3 full-page). 11 text illus. title vignettes. uncut & largely unopened in original quarter vellum (slight spotting to lower front cover of Vol. III, else fine). London: Argonaut Press, 1930. $575
Limited to 975 numbered copies on Japon Vellum. Hamilton was a Scottish sea-captain in the service of the English East India Company. His account of his experiences between 1688 and 1723, first published in 1727, “remains to this day one of the most valuable first-hand histories of English merchant shipping in the Indian Ocean and East Indies.” (Howgego) “This extremely important work treats the whole of the Orient including Ethiopia, Arabia, Persia, India, Goa, Ceylon, Bengal, Pegu, Siam, Malacca, Johore, Sumatra, Java, the Moluccas, Borneo, Cambodia, Viet Nam, China, the Philippines, Formosa, and Japan.” (Hill)
Cox I p. 287. Hill II p. 440. Howgego H13. National Maritime Museum I 437.
286. HAMILTON, Charles Edward. Sketches Of Life And Sport In South-Eastern Africa…Edited By F.G.H.Price…Illustrated By Pierre Méjanel. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., [v]-xii, 268. lacking half-title? 6 plates (incl. frontis.). (neat gilt institutional crest on upper cover & lower spine, spine & corners chafed, some foxing to outer leaves). London: Chapman And Hall, 1870. $850
First Edition. Hamilton travelled throughout Natal in 1864, mainly in the Pietermaritzburg, Drakensberg, and south coast areas, hunting buffalo and leopard near the lower Umlazi River, and crossing into Basutoland to hunt lion, wildebeest, and giraffe. His account includes much detail on the manners and customs of the Kaffirs, among whom he lived on intimate terms. He also remarks on emigration and settlement, the Boer farmers, and the christian missionaries.
Mendelssohn II 493. Czech p. 69. Hosken p. 91.
287. HAMILTON, G[eorge] D[ouglas]. Trout-Fishing And Sport In Maoriland. 8vo. pp. xix, 428. 25 plates (incl. 2 frontis.; 2 colour plates of flies) & 1 coloured map. without the 'detached maps' noted on the plate list (separately issued?). original blind & gilt-stamped cloth (upper margin of one leaf clipped affecting three letters). Wellington, N.Z.: Printed At The Government Printing Office, 1904. $350
First Edition. "A complete handbook of equipment and methods, with list of streams and their special features. Two chapters on deer-stalking, pig-hunting, cattle-shooting, and winged game." (Hocken)
Hampton p. 46. Hocken p. 461 (calling for maps & 26 illus.).
288. HAMILTON, Walter. The East-India Gazetteer; Containing Particular Descriptions Of The Empires, Kingdoms, Principalities, Provinces, Cities, Towns, Districts, Fortresses, Harbours, Rivers, Lakes, &c. Of Hindostan, And The Adjacent Countries, India Beyond The Ganges, And The Eastern Archipelago; Together With Sketches Of The Manners,Customs, Institutions…Second Edition. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., [v]-xv, 684; 1 p.l., 770. lacking half-titles. text in double columns. 2 folding engraved maps of India and the Eastern Archipelago. 19th century half chagrin, gilt backs (extremities chafed, gouges in title compartment of Vol. I spine). London: Printed For Parbury, Allen, And Co., 1828. $800
Second Enlarged Edition. Besides India, the gazetteer covers Afghanistan, Borneo, Celebes, Ceylon, China, Cochin-China, Rangoon, the Moluccas, Nicobar, and other eastern isles, Java, Lahore, Malacca, Nepal, Papua, Phillippines, Siam, Sumatra, Tibet, and Tunquin, and contains information respecting agriculture, commerce, manufactures, revenues, government, population, castes, religion, history, and manners and customs. Volume II contains a glossary, pp. -734 and a bibliography, pp. -745.
289. HARCOURT, Edward Vernon. A Sketch Of Madeira; Containing Information For The Traveller, Or Invalid Visitor. 12mo. pp. x, [1 leaf]plate list, 176, [1 leaf]. with half-title. 2 folding engraved maps. wood-engraved title & 5 plates after designs by Lady Susan Vernon Harcourt. several wood-engraved text illus. original blind-stamped cloth (spine ends frayed & small chip to head). London: John Murray, 1851. $300
First Edition. Including chapters on agriculture, government, manners and customs, natural history and geology, climate, &c. with an appendix containing lists of plants and birds and tables of navigation.
290. HARLOW, V[incent] T[odd] [1898-1961] (Editor). Ralegh’s Last Voyage Being an account drawn out of contemporary letters and relations, both Spanish and English, of which the most part are now for the first time made public, concerning the voyage of Sir Walter Ralegh, knight, to Guiana in the year 1617 and the fatal consequences of the same. 4to. pp. 4 p.l., 379, [2 leaves incl. final blank]. with half-title. frontis. portrait. folding map & folding plan. title vignette. Uncut & largely unopened in original quarter vellum (vellum spotted, else fine). London: Argonaut Press, 1932. $250
Limited to 775 numbered copies on Japon vellum.
Hill p. 137. Howgego R7. Maritime Museum I 303.
“First Systematic Natural History of the Holy Land”
291. HASSELQUIST, Frederik [1722-1752]. Voyages And Travels In The Levant; In the Years 1749, 50, 51, 52. Containing Observations in Natural History, Physick, Agriculture, and Commerce: Particularly On the Holy Land, and the Natural History of the Scriptures...Published by Order of her Majesty the Queen of Sweden, By Charles Linnaeus... 8vo. pp. 4 p.l., viii, 456 [ie. 350; pp. 269-72 & 308-79 omitted in pagination]. with half-title. folding engraved map (frontis.). contemporary tree calf, rebacked, preserving spine label (occasional stains & light foxing, paper lightly embrowned). armorial bookplate of William Marshall. London: Printed for L.Davis and C.Reymers, 1766. $2,000
First Edition of the English Translation of “the first systematic natural history of the Holy Land”. (Blackmer) Hasselquist undertook his extensive travels in Asia Minor, Egypt, Cyprus, and Palestine, at the urging of Linnaeus, his teacher at Uppsala, who helped him to raise money to finance the journey. He died at Smyrna in 1752 when he was about to return to Sweden with a rich collection of natural history specimens. His valuable journal, observations, and descriptions, were edited by Linnaeus and first published in Swedish in 1757. A Materia Medica and accounts of diseases and remedies are given on pp. 293-394. Prefixed is a biographical sketch of Hasselquist by Linnaeus.
Casey Wood p. 380. Cox I p. 230. Howgego H33. Hulth p. 106. Röhricht 1435. Soulsby 3582. Tobler p. 130. cfBlackmer 792.7
Early Calcutta Imprint
292. HASTINGS, Warren [1732-1818]. A Narrative Of The Insurrection Which Happened In The Zemeedary Of Banaris In The Month Of August 1781, And Of The Transactions Of The Governor-General In That District; With An Appendix Of Authentic Papers And Affidavits. 4to. pp. 4 p.l., 70, [1 leaf], 213. with half-title. modern half calf (extremities rubbed, some light foxing). Calcutta: Printed By Order Of The Governor General, Charles Wilkins Superintendant Of The Press, 1782. $6,500
First Edition. “The narrative refers to the case of Chait Singh, Raja of Benares, who from 1778 onwards (because of the war with France) was obliged to pay additional tribute to the East India Company. After the Raja failed to pay in full in 1780, Hastings sent troops to Benares to put him under arrest but the small British force was massacred by the Raja’s men.” (Shaw) Hastings himself barely escaped with his life. Singh was eventually deposed, and an augmented permanent tribute was imposed on his successor.
A nice copy of an early Calcutta imprint (printing began there in 1777).
Shaw, Printing in Calcutta To 1800, 13.
293. HASTINGS, Warren [1732-1818] [Governor-General of India (1773-1785), impeached on grounds of corruption and cruelty]. Autograph Letter, Signed, dated March 22, 1803, to George Payne. Writing to say that despite reports that Mrs. Hastings has been seriously ill, she has in fact been in uncommonly good health. [OFFERED WITH:]. 2 Engraved portraits of Hastings, one by T.Bromley dated 1797 (size of sheet: 31.7 x 21.6 cm.), the other by T.Knight after a painting by Joshua Reynolds (25.75 x 16.8 cm.), and an engraved ticket of admission (21 x 16 cm.; plate measuring 16.25 x 10.7 cm.) to the 62nd day of Hastings’ trial, signed by [Charles Stanhope, third Earl] Stanhope [1753-1816] [Politician], with wax seal (ticket with upper left-hand corner clipped & with short tear along 1 plate mark). $900
Hastings was famously impeached in the House of Commons in 1787 on charges of personal corruption and high crimes and misdemeanours relating to his term as Governor in India. The trial, which lasted for a total of 145 days over a period of seven years and three months, cost Hastings £70,000, and almost bankrupted him. In April of 1795 he was acquitted of all charges, and in 1814 he was made a Privy Councillor.
294. HAZARD, Samuel [1834-1876]. Santo Domingo, Past And Present; With A Glance At Hayti. 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., [vii]-xxix, [1 leaf], 511 + 2(ads). folding map & 24 plates (incl. frontis. & plan). numerous text illus. title vignette. later cloth New York: Harper & Brothers, 1873. $400
First Edition. The first nine chapters are devoted to the history and geography of the island while the remainder of the book relates to the American journalist’s own personal observations. Hazard went to Santo Domingo in 1871 as an independent newspaper correspondent to report on the progress and findings of the United States Commission sent to investigate the condition and resources of the island. Congress at the time was considering Santo Domingo’s application for admission into the Union. A bibliography occupies pp. xxi-xxix.
Cundall 354a. Smith H67.
295. [HAZLITT, William] [1778-1830]. Notes Of A Journey Through France And Italy. 8vo. pp. viii, 416. modern half calf. London: Printed For Hunt And Clarke, 1826. $450
First Edition, First Issue.
Keynes 93. Pine-Coffin 8247. NCBEL 1232.
296. [HEAD, Francis Bond] [1793-1875]. Bubbles From The Brunnens of Nassau. By An Old Man. The Second Edition. 12mo. pp. iv, 406. additional engraved title & frontis. wood-engraved text illus. later half calf, t.e.g., gilt back (rubbed, light foxing to plates). London: John Murray, 1834. $200
297. [HEAD, Francis Bond, first baronet] [1793-1875]. A Faggot Of French Sticks. By The Author Of 'Bubbles From The Brunnen Of Nassau.' [Pseudonym]. 2 Volumes. 12mo. pp. viii, -463; iv, -45[ie. 455] + 32(ads). several text illus. & diagrams. untrimmed in original gilt-stamped marbled cloth (heads of spines bit chipped, occasional light foxing). Ruthen Castle Library stamp. London: John Murray, 1852. $350
First Edition. Impressions of Paris in 1851, written by a former Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada (1835-38): Place de la Bastille, the poor, Jardin des Plantes, Abattoir des Cochons, Gardens of the Tuileries, Hôtel des Invalides, Versailles, Imprimerie Nationale, Hospice des Enfans Trouvés, the Elysée, Institution Nationale des Sourds-Muets, Hospice des Femmes Incurables, École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, &c.
298. [HEAD, Francis Bond, first baronet] [1793-1875]. A Faggot Of French Sticks. By The Author Of 'Bubbles From The Brunnen Of Nassau.' [Pseudonym]. 2 Volumes. 12mo. pp. viii, -463; iv, -45[ie. 455] + 32(ads). several text illus. & diagrams. untrimmed in original gilt-stamped marbled cloth (heads of spines bit chipped, occasional light foxing). Ruthen Castle Library stamp. London: John Murray, 1852. $350
First Edition. Impressions of Paris in 1851, written by a former Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada (1835-38): Place de la Bastille, the poor, Jardin des Plantes, Abattoir des Cochons, Gardens of the Tuileries, Hôtel des Invalides, Versailles, Imprimerie Nationale, Hospice des Enfans Trouvés, the Elysée, Institution Nationale des Sourds-Muets, Hospice des Femmes Incurables, École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, &c.
299. HEAD, F[rancis] B[ond] [1793-1875]. Rough Notes Taken During Some Rapid Journeys Across The Pampas And Among The Andes. 8vo. pp. xii, 309, . modern half calf over contemporary marbled bds. (light foxing). London: John Murray, 1826. $400
First Edition. An account of Head’s inspection tour of the gold and silver mines in San Luís, Uspallatta, El Bronce De Petorca, San Pedro Nolasco and Caren, and his travels across the Pampas and the Great Cordillera. The work also includes important information on the life of the Gauchos, the Pampas Indians, and the atrocities of the Salteadores.
Sabin 31134. Goldsmiths’ 24790.
300. HEARN, Lafcadio [1850-1904]. Japan An Attempt At Interpretation. 12mo. pp. 3 p.l., 541, ads. colour frontis. original gilt-stamped cloth. New York & London: Macmillan, 1904. $350
301. HEARN, Lafcadio [1850-1904]. A Japanese Miscellany. 12mo. pp. 5 p.l., 305, ads. 5 plates (incl. frontis. & 3 double-sided). 5 text illus. original pictorial cloth, t.e.g., others uncut (light wear to spine ends, few small spots on upper cover). Boston: Little, Brown, And Company, 1901. $200
302. HEBER, Reginald [1783-1826]. Narrative Of A Journey Through The Upper Provinces Of India, From Calcutta To Bombay, 1824-1825, (With Notes Upon Ceylon), An Account Of A Journey To Madras And The Southern Provinces, 1826, And Letters Written In India...Second Edition. 3 Volumes.8vo. pp. lxvii, 450; vi, [1 leaf], 564; vi, [1 leaf], 527, , viii + 16(ads). 28 wood-engraved plates. uncut in original plain cloth (faded & discoloured, spines & printed labels cracked & chipped, some light foxing). London: John Murray, 1828. $950
Heber travelled extensively during his brief tenure (1823-26) as Bishop of Calcutta and accomplished a number of important tasks, including the establishment of Bishop's College. His narrative, published posthumously by his widow, contains descriptions of his visits to Calcutta, Dacca, Benares, Allahabad, Lucknow, Delhi, Agra, Bombay, Ceylon, Madras, &c.
303. HEDIN, Sven [1865-1952].Through Asia. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xviii, 649; xii, -1255. 2 photogravure frontis. portraits, 2 folding coloured maps & numerous plates (some colour) & text illus. A nice set in original cloth, t.e.g., others untrimmed (slight fraying to spine ends). New York & London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1899. $600
First American Edition. An account of Hedin’s first expedition, 1893-97, during which he investigated the Pamir Mountains, travelling through the Tarim Basin in Xinjiang region, across the Taklamakan Desert, Lake Kara Koshun and Lake Bosten, proceeding to study northern Tibet. In all he covered 26,000 kilometres and mapped over 10,000 kilometres, approximately one third of which was previously uncharted territory.
304. HEDIN, Sven [1865-1952]. Trans-Himalaya Discoveries And Adventures In Tibet. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xxiii, 436, ads; xvii, 439, ads. with half-titles. 10 maps (3 folding colour) & 388 illus. from photographs, watercolour sketches & drawings by the author on 206 plates (8 colour, 2 folding). original cloth, gilt vignette on upper covers, t.e.g., others untrimmed (spines dull, 1 inner hinge partly cracked). New York: Macmillan Company, 1909. $400
First American Edition. As usual, offered without the third volume, which was published in 1913. On his third expedition, 1905-08, Hedin investigated the Central Persian desert basins, the western highlands of Tibet, and the Transhimalaya, which for some time afterward was called the Hedin Range. He visited the 9th Panchen Lama in the cloister city of Tashilhunpo in Shigatse, and was the first European to reach the Kailash region, the sacred Lake Manasarovar and the sacred Mount Kailash, the midpoint of the earth according to Buddhist and Hindu mythology. His most important accomplishment was the discovery of the sources of the Indus and Brahmaputra Rivers.
305. HEIM, Arnold & August GANSSER. The Throne Of The Gods An Account Of The First Swiss Expedition To The Himalayas. 8vo. pp. xxv, 233, [1 leaf]. folding colour map in rear pocket, 2 folding plates of panoramas & 220 photogravures on double-sided plates, & 18 text illus. some music in the text. original cloth. London: Macmillan And Co., Limited, 1939. $200
First Edition of the English Translation by Eden and Cedar Paul. "Account of the first Swiss expedition to Kumaon Himalayas of 1936, led by the author. The object of the expedition was not the ascent of high peaks, although the two men climbed several summits of c.6,000 m on the Nepal-Tibet frontier." (Yakushi)
Neate 362. Yakushi H131.b.
306. HELMS, Anthony Zachariah. Travels From Buenos Ayres, By Potosi, To Lima. With Notes By The Translator, Containing Topographical Descriptions Of The Spanish Possessions In South America. 8vo. pp. viii, -92. modern wrs. London: Printed For Richard Phillips, By J.G.Barnard, 1807. $200
Second Edition of the English Translation, abridged from the first of 1806. The author, formerly chief assayer of the mines and mint at Cracow in Poland, was appointed director of mines and metallurgy in Peru.
307. HENDERSON, John. Excursions And Adventures In New South Wales; With Pictures Of Squatting And Of Life In The Bush… 2 Volumes. 12mo. pp. xii, 314; viii, 294, ads. 2 tinted lithographed frontis., 1 lithographed map, & 2 wood-engraved plates. original blind-stamped cloth, rebacked with spines mounted (corners bit frayed, parts of text lightly embrowned). London: W.Shoberl, 1851. $700
First Edition. The author was a lieutenant in Her Majesty’s Ceylon Rifle Regiment. “Very interesting descriptions of various parts of New South Wales visited by the author. His station was situated on the Macleay River.” (Ferguson) The tinted lithographs by R.J.Hamerton comprise views of Sydney after a sketch by Mrs. Lowe, and a view of the countryside from the author’s residence at Elsineur after his own drawing.
308. HENNIKER, Sir Frederick [1793-1825]. Notes During A Visit To Egypt, Nubia, The Oasis, Mount Sinai, And Jerusalem. 8vo. pp.1 p.l., [v]-x, [1 leaf]directions to the binder, 340. lacking half-title. 1 engraved & aquatint plate & 2 folding sepia aquatint plates. aquatint vignette on title. contemporary half calf (little rubbbed, hint of foxing). London: John Murray, 1823. $1,500
First Edition. Henniker, who visited Egypt and the Holy Land in 1820, was the first known person to climb the second Pyramid. At one point, while on his way from Jerusalem to Jericho, Henniker was attacked by bandits who left him naked and severely wounded. The folding aquatints of Jerusalem and Mount Sinai convent were engraved by George Hunt after drawings by the author.
Abbey, Travel, 376. Blackmer 804. Ibrahim-Hilmy I p. 298. Röhricht 1687. Tobler p. 147.
309. HENRY, J.D. Baku An Eventful History. 8vo. pp. xviii, 256. folding map & 24 plates (1 folding). original blind-stamped & gilt-lettered cloth, t.e.g. (cloth soiled, extremities little frayed). London: Archibald Constable & Co. Ltd., . $400
First Edition. Account of the petroleum industry in the Caucasus, written by the editor of Petroleum World.
310. HERBERT, Agnes. Casuals In The Caucasus The Diary Of A Sporting Holiday. 8vo. pp. xi, 331 + ads. with half-title. 22 plates (incl. frontis.; 2 double-page). original cloth, t.e.g., others untrimmed (intermittent foxing). London & New York: John Lane, 1912. $250
First Edition of a woman’s hunting experiences in the Caucasus in search of ollen (deer) and tûr, a Caucasian species of wild goat.
311. HILL, S.S. Travels In Peru and Mexico. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xiii, 330; xii, 312. with half-titles. contemporary half calf (rubbed, gilt institutional crest on lower spines, some foxing throughout – outer leaves more heavily affected). London: Longman, Green, Longman, And Roberts, 1860. $650
First Edition. An account of the author’s travels in Chile (Valparaiso, Santiago), Peru (Arequipa, Yura, Cuzco, Puno, Lima), Panama, Jamaica (Kingston, Spanish Town), Cuba (Havana) and Mexico (Vera Cruz, Mexico City), with observations on social life, slavery, politics, agriculture, mining, entertainment, religion, the llama, Peruvian Indians, bull-fighting, monuments and architecture, natural history, &c. Evidently some copies of the book were issued with plates, but none are called for in the bibliographies.
Sabin 31862. Spain and Spanish America II p. 248.
312. HINDEE AND HINDOOSTANEE SELECTIONS: To which are Prefixed The Rudiments of Hindoostanee and Bruj Bhakha Grammar also Prem Sagur with Vocabulary. Originally Compiled for the use of the Interpreter To Native Corps Of The Bengal Army. Second Edition…[Edited by Tarinee Churun Mitr]. 2 Volumes. 4to. texts in English, Persian, Devunaguree, Hindoostanee, &c. modern buckram (several library stamps, inner margin of several leaves with tears – no loss, first 2 leaves in Vol. I repaired at inner margin, second title with long tear & inner margin repaired with loss to portion of 2 letters, some foxing & embrowning). Calcutta: Asiatic Lith. Comp[an]y’s Press, 1830. $950
Only 2 copies cited in NUC.
313. HODGSON, William B[rown] [1801-1871].Notes On Northern Africa, The Sahara And Soudan, In Relation To The Ethnography, Languages, History, Political And Social Condition, Of The Nations Of Those Countries. 8vo. pp. Uncut & unopened in original printed wrs. (wrs. soiled, spine defective, marginal dampstaining to first few leaves). New York: Wiley And Putnam, 1844. $400
First Edition. The author was an Orientalist and for a time, U.S. consul near the regency of Tunis. He was a pioneer in the study of the Berber languages.
314. HOLDERNESS, Mary. Notes Relating To The Manners And Customs Of The Crim Tatars; Written During A Four Years' Residence Among That People. 12mo. pp. vi, , 168. complete with the half-title and the advert leaf. 3 hand-coloured lithographed plates. Uncut in modern cloth (occasional hint of foxing, unusual stitching repair to 1 leaf). contemporary signature of R. H. F. Butler. London: John Warren, 1821. $600
First Edition. Based upon the author's experiences during a four-year residence (1816-20), with her children, in the Crimean village of Karagoss, describing the people, marriage and other customs, social conditions, hunting practices, building styles, &c. "Objective, factual and thorough. Mrs. Holderness sees the country she travelled through in 1816 (including Kiev and recently founded Odessa) and the village of [Karagoss]...with a clear and unprejudiced eye, telling us much about the land and its people but nothing about herself." (Robinson)
Robinson, Wayward Women, p. 240
315. HOLMAN, James [1786-1857].Travels Through Russia, Siberia, Poland, Austria, Saxony, Prussia, Hanover, &c. &c. Undertaken During The Years 1822, 1823, And 1824…Second Edition. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., [v]-xv, iv, 408; 1 p.l., 383. 2 engraved frontis. (incl. portrait) & 8 lithographs by Gauci. lacking half-titles? modern cloth (damage to lower outer margin of 5 leaves, 2 of which have margin trimmed & another also with other tears but no loss of text, outer edge of frontis. portrait cropped). London: Printed For W.Simpkin And R.Marshall, 1826. $750
Account of the blind traveller’s trip to Russia in 1822-24. From St. Petersburg he journeyed to Moscow and Novgorod before undertaking to cross Siberia to Irkutsk without official permission. Arrested as a spy he was brought back from eastern Siberia to Moscow, where he was held for eighteen months before being escorted to the Polish border. The veracity of Holman’s story was questioned by some of his contemporaries including John Dundas Cochrane, who had travelled across Russia to Kamchatka in 1820-21.
316. HOLWELL, [John Zephaniah] [1711-1798]. India Tracts. By Mr. Holwell, and Friends. Containing I. An Address to the Proprietors of East-India Stock; setting forth, the unavoidable Necessity, and real Motives, for the Revolution in Bengal, 1760. II. A Refutation of a Letter from certain Gentlemen of the Council at Bengal, to the Honourable the Secret Committee. III. Important Facts regarding the East-India Company's Affairs in Bengal, from the Years 1752 to 1760, with Copies of several very interesting Letters. IV. A Narrative of the deplorable Deaths of the English Gentlemen who were suffocated in the Black Hole in Fort William, at Calcutta, June 1756. V. A Defence of Mr. Vansittart's Conduct. Illustrated With A Frontispiece, representing the Monument erected at Calcutta, in Memory of the Sufferers in the Black Hole Prison. The Second Edition, Revised and Corrected, with Additions. 4to. pp. vii, 286. folding engraved plate. contemporary half calf (rubbed, plate lightly browned). London: Printed for T.Becket and P.A. de Hondt, 1764. $700
Holwell was a member of the managing council of the East India Company and a survivor of the Black Hole. From February to July, 1760, he acted as temporary governor of Bengal.
Goldsmiths' 9991. Higgs 3206. Kress 6197. cfBell H214.
317. HOMMAIRE DE HELL, [Ignace] Xavier [Morand] [1812-1848]. Travels In The Steppes Of The Caspian Sea, The Crimea, The Caucasus, &c. 8vo. pp. viii, 436. contemporary polished calf, gilt back. London: Chapman And Hall, 1847. $550
First Edition of the English Translation. Hommaire de Hell, a French geologist, explored the regions which border the Black and Caspian Seas from 1838 to 1842. He was principally concerned with the physical structure of the Crimea and the Steppes of New Russia, and the communication between the Black and Caspian Seas before the Bosphorus erupts into the Sea of Marmara. This English edition contains a narrative of the journey and description of the country and its inhabitants, largely written by de Hell’s wife, but omits the scientific and geological data and observations and plates contained in the original French version of 1844-45.
318. HONAN, Michael Burke. The Personal Adventures Of “Our Own Correspondent” In Italy… 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. viii, 304 + publisher’s catalogue; iv, 333, [1 leaf]ads. A nice bright tight set in original blind-stamped cloth (very slight wear to spine ends, very slight foxing to outer leaves, the only real blemish being several institutional rubberstamps in each volume). London: Chapman And Hall, 1852. $400
First Edition. The author, who was a correspondent for the Times, here describes his adventures in the camp of Charles Albert in the struggle against Austria for Italian independence. Included are chapters on Milan and the revolution, Turin, Genoa, Valleggio, Leghorn, and Florence, the war, and the retreat. “I have…avoided dealing with such parts of the history of the last four years, in the south of the Peninsula, on which public opinion in England has decidedly pronounced, but I have not declined to speak the truth and the whole truth respecting Charles Albert’s political duplicity and military errors during the Lombard war…not a line found in these volumes has been extracted from the “Times”, or any other journal…”. (Preface)
319. (HONDURAS). JEFFERYS, Thomas [c1695-1771] / SAYER, Robert [1735-1794].The Bay of Honduras, By Thos. Jefferys Geographer to His Majesty. London, Printed for Robt. Sayer… 20 Feby 1775. 19 ¾” x 25 ¾” (50 x 56.4 cm). original (faint) outline colour (some foxing). $1,250
This chart of Honduras shows British interests in the region, including the territory inhabited by the logwood cutters in Belize and settlements on the Mosquito Coast.
320. HOOKER, Sir Joseph Dalton [1817-1911]. Himalayan Journals; Or, Notes Of A Naturalist In Bengal, The Sikkim And Nepal Himalayas, The Khasia Mountains, &c. [At Head of Title: The Minerva Library Of Famous Books…]. small 8vo. pp. xxxi, , 574, ads. with half-title. 2 folding maps, frontis. portrait, 14 plates (1 folding), & numerous text illus. original cloth (discolouration to upper spine). London, New York, And Melbourne: Ward, Lock, Bowden And Co., 1891. $225
Hooker’s account, first published in 1854, is considered a “minor classic of nineteenth-century travel literature.” (Dict. of Scientific Biography) Hooker spent three years (1847-50) engaged in botanical exploration and topographical surveying in the eastern Himalayas (he was practically the first explorer of the region since Turner’s embassy to Tibet in 1789), and another year travelling in eastern Bengal and the Khasi Mountains. Not only was the expedition full of adventure – in Sikkim Hooker was imprisoned for several weeks by the raja, but it also met with great success and brought back important results. Hooker’s survey of hitherto unexplored regions was published by the Calcutta Trigonometrical Survey Office, and his botanical observations formed the basis of elaborate works on the rhododendrons of the Sikkim Himalaya and on the flora of India.
cfCasey Wood p. 390.
321. HOSKINS, G[eorge] A[lexander] [d. 1864]. A Winter In Upper And Lower Egypt. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., [v]-xiii, 346. with errata slip but lacking half-title. coloured lithographed frontis. wood-engraved title vignette. contemporary half calf (spine chafed, neat gilt library stamp on lower spine, some foxing mainly to outer leaves). London: Hurst And Blackett, Publishers, 1863. $450
First Edition. Hoskins’ second trip to Egypt was made for health reasons. His narrative includes commentary on Cairo, bazaars, mosques, convents, Suez, the pyramids, Memphis, ancient ruins and temples, sculpture and architecture, a voyage up the Nile, Egyptian mythology, &c.
Ibrahim-Hilmy I 310.
322. HOWARD, [George William Frederick], [Seventh] Earl Carlisle [1802-1864]. Diary In Turkish And Greek Waters…Second Edition. 8vo. pp. xi, 353,  + ads. with half-title. modern quarter calf (some marginal dampstaining, tear in pp. 289-94 repaired – no loss). London: Longman, Brown, Green, And Longmans, 1854. $300
Blackmer notes that the travels took place from June of 1853 to May of 1854 and include some interesting gossip about life in Athens.
The Principal Lazarettos of Europe
323. HOWARD, John [1726?-1790]. An Account Of The Principal Lazarettos In Europe. With Various Papers Relative To The Plague: Together With Further Observations On Some Foreign Prisons And Hospitals; And Additional Remarks On The Present State Of Those In Great Britain And Ireland. 4to. pp. 3 p.l. (verso of third leaf numbered viii), 259, index, [1 leaf]plate list. with half-title. 22 folding engraved plates. 1 large folding double-page table. modern quarter calf (perforated library stamp on title & in lower margin of 1 other leaf, title soiled & with repaired tear – no loss, few plate tears repaired – no loss, light dampstain to about half of book – most plates unaffected, paper in some gatherings lightly embrowned). Warrington: Printed By William Eyres; And Sold By T.Cadell, J.Johnson, C.Dilly, And J.Taylor, London, 1789. $1,200
First Edition. Following upon his work for the improvement of conditions in prisons in England, Ireland, and Europe, the social reformer determined in 1785to investigate the condition of the lazarettos of Europe, and the best means for the prevention of the plague. In all, Howard visited lazarettos in Marseilles, Toulon, Nice, Genoa, Leghorn, Pisa, Florence, Rome, Naples, Malta, Zante, Smyrna, Constantinople, and Venice. In order to gain entry and inspect those in France and Italy, he had to resort to disguise and bribery. Deciding that the only way to get into the lazarettos of Venice was to be subjected to quarantine, he set sail to that city in a boat with a reputation for infection. As a consequence he spent forty-two days in confinement there in two separate institutions. As a writer Howard had little literary ability, and was assisted in the preparation of his two principal works by Richard Densham, Dr. Richard Price, and Dr. John Aikin.
Garrison & Morton 1601. cfPrinting and the Mind of Man 224.
324. HOWELL, H[enry] Spencer [1857-1912]. An Island Paradise And Reminiscences Of Travel. 8vo. pp. xiii, , [1 leaf], -296. 18 plates. several text illus. tipped-in errata slip. A bright copy in original gilt-stamped cloth, t.e.g. Inscribed by the Author. Toronto: Hart & Riddell, 1892. $225
First Edition. Including chapters on the Hawaiian Islands (five), Canada and the United States (two), India and Ceylon, Malta and Gibraltar, Brussels and Antwerp, Edinburgh, and Australia (three).
325. HUC, [Evariste Régis] [1813-1860]. Recollections Of A Journey Through Tartary, Thibet, And China, During The Years 1844, 1845, And 1846. 2 Volumes. 12mo. pp. 245, ads; 248, ads. with half-titles. original cloth (spine ends chipped, corners frayed). New York: D.Appleton & Company, 1852. $250
First American Edition. Huc came to China in 1839, where he labored as a Catholic missionary first in the southern provinces, then at Peking, and then to the north of the capital, just within the borders of Mongolia. In 1844 he was sent to Tibet, but on arriving in Llasa after a long and treacherous journey, he was allowed to remain for only a few weeks. This vivid account of his experiences and adventures, interspersed with observations on eastern manners and customs and the progress of missionary activity in China, enjoyed considerable popularity and was widely reprinted and translated.
Cordier III 2119.
326. HUMBOLDT, [Friedrich Heinrich] A[lexander], Baron Von [1769-1859]. Ensayo Político Sobre La Isla De Cuba…Traducida Al Castellano Por D. J. B. De V. Y M. 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., xxxii, 361, [1 leaf]errata. half-title with ads on verso. folding engraved map. contemporary calf, rebacked preserving spine label, corners renewed (some foxing throughout). Paris: Jules Renouard, 1827. $1,100
First Edition of the Spanish Translation by José Lopez de Bustamente.
327. (HUNGARY). HOMANN, Johann Baptist [1633-1724]. Regnorum Hungariae Dalmatiae, Croatiae, Sclavoniae Bosniae Et Serviae cum Principatu Tranylvaniae... Jo Bapt Homanno S.C.M. Geographo Norimbergae. 4 sheet map (each trimmed & mounted on larger sheet as issued for inclusion in atlas). 19' x 22 3/4" (plate impression of each map; 48 x 57.5 cm). original colour (small colour smudge to one cartouche). $1,400
328. HUTCHINSON, H[enry] D[oveton]. The Campaign In Tirah 1897-1898 An Account Of The Expedition Against The Orakzais And Afridis Under General Sir William Lockhart… 8vo. pp. xvi, 250, ads. with half-title. 7 maps & plans (4 folding) & 21 plates (incl. frontis. portrait). original gilt-stamped cloth (light wear to corners). bookplate of Adrian Grant-Duff [1869-1914], who served with the Black Watch & rose to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel; he was killed in action at the battle of Aisne in 1914. London & New York: Macmillan And Co., Limited, 1898. $500
First Edition. Hutchinson was Director of MilitaryEducation in India. The Tirah Campaign was organized in response to the violent tribal uprising which took place in the Khyber Pass on the north-west frontier. It was estimated that the Afridis and Orakzais, could, if united, bring 40,000 to 50,000 men into the field. Some 35,000 British and native troops were deployed under command of General Sir William Lockhart and it was not until the spring of the following year that the Afridis finally capitulated. The plates in the present work are after drawings by Colonel More-Molyneux, Assistant Quartermaster-General for Intelligence, Lieutenant-Colonel C.Pulley, commanding the 3rd Gurkha Rifles, and others who were active in the campaign.
329. HUTCHINSON, Thomas J[oseph] [1820-1885]. Buenos Ayres And Argentine Gleanings: With Extracts From A Diary Of Salado Exploration In 1862 And 1863. 8vo. pp. xxi, [1 leaf], 321, , ads. with half-title. 3 folding maps (1 coloured, 1 in back pocket) & 8 wood-engraved plates (incl. frontis. portrait). 16 wood-engraved text illus. original blind & gilt-stamped cloth (tear in 1st map & fold tears in large map in back pocket - no loss, occasional light spotting). London: Edward Stanford, 1865. $950
First Edition. Including chapters on Monte Video, Buenos Ayres, San Pedro, Rosario, Paraná, Esperanza, the Salado Valley, the Chaco, Cordova, Santiago, Tucuman, the Argentine republic and its constitution, cotton cultivation, sheep farming, emigration to Argentina, sale and rent of land, the Chaco Indians, &c. The author was the British consul in Rosario in the province of Santa Fé. "Valuable source for data on trade, agricultural colonies, immigrations, and especially on the province of Santiago del Estero." (Griffin)
Griffin 5912. Jones, South America Rediscovered p. 247. Palau 117335. Sabin 34089. Spain and Spanish America p. 342.
330. HUTCHINSON, T[homas] J[oseph] [1820-1885].Narrative Of The Niger, Tshadda, & Binue Exploration: Including A Report On The Position And Prospects Of Trade Up Those Rivers, With Remarks On The Malaria And Fevers In Western Africa. 8vo. pp. xi, 267. engraved folding map. modern quarter morocco. London: Longman, Brown, Green, And Longmans, 1855. $700
First Edition. Hutchinson's narrative preceded Baikie's official account of the expedition published in 1856. The successful voyage penetrated two hundred and fifty miles higher up the Niger than had previously been reached and led to the opening up of the river to navigation five years later.
331. HUTCHINSON, Thomas J[oseph] [c1802-1885].Two Years In Peru, With Exploration Of Its Antiquities. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xxiv, 343, ; xii, 334 + 48(ads). with half-title in Vol. I. folding coloured map, 111 plates & text illus. (mostly wood-engraved – 1 folding, & several heliogravures; as always 3 of the plates listed not present but including 2 others not listed & 2 of skulls at p. 312, Vol. II). original black & gilt-stamped cloth, rebacked with spine mounted (covers soiled, extremities frayed). London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle, 1873. $750
First Edition. In 1870 the British diplomat and physician was appointed Consul at Calláo, arriving in April of 1871. Most of his work in Peru was concerned with shipping, in particular with the problems of crimping by ship captains. The present work describes his travels throughout the country (Cuzco, Arequipa, Chincha Islands, Calláo, Huatica Valley, Lima, Huáruco, Trujillo, San José, &c.), impressions of government, politics, trade and commerce, architecture, Chinese population, hygiene and disease, customs and social life, and exploration of vestiges and burial grounds of the indigenous people from before the Spanish conquest.
Spain & Spanish America 342.
332. HUTCHISSON, W.H.Florio. Pen And Pencil Sketches; Being Reminiscences During Eighteen Years’ Residence In Bengal…By…(George Trigger.) Edited By Rev. John Wilson. 8vo. pp. xiv, 298. with half-title. 4 wood-engraved plates & 15 text illus. contemporary half chagrin, gilt back (extremities bit rubbed, neat gilt institutional crest on upper cover & lower spine, occasional light foxing). London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1883. $250
First Edition. Including discussion of government, the caste system, laws, Calcutta, land sharks, fancy dress balls, the Black Hole, Bara Bazaar, Hindu festivals, Thugs, snipe shooting, Berhampoor steeplechase, hunting for quail, hogs, tigers, rhinoceros, buffalo, alligators, &c.
333. IMRAY, James. A Sailing Directory For The West India Islands; Containing Instructions For Navigating Among The Islands Of Porto Rico, Hayti, Jamaica, Cuba, &c., And For The Various Ports In The Bay Of Honduras And The Gulf Of Mexico…Sixth Edition. [BOUND WITH, as issued:] IMRAY, James. Sailing Directions For Porto Rico And The Caribee Islands…Third Edition. 8vo. pp. viii, 279; iv, 100 + 32(ads). text illus. with half-title. original wrs. (creased, spine & inner edges or wrs. cello-taped, piece chipped from blank corner of title). London: James Imray, 1851-52. $400
Not in Sabin.
334. (INDIA). ANVILLE, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d' [1697-1782]. Carte De L’Inde Dressée Pour La Compagnie Des Indes Par Le Sr. D’Anville… [Paris:] Novembre 1752. 4 sheets joined to form two measuring 18 ¾” x 41” x 19 ½” x 41” (47.6 x 90.5 x 4.5 x 90.5 cm). black and white (short tears to outer margins, light offsetting & faint spotting, mostly on verso). $1,000
D’Anville’s map of India includes eight inset maps: ‘Negrais’, ‘Rivière D’Aracan’, ‘Riv. De Sirian’, ‘Archipel De Merghi’, ‘Environs De Junk Selòn’, ‘Environs De Goa’, ‘Entrée Du Gange’ and ‘Environs D’Ashem’.
Gole, Early Maps of India, pp. 70 & 100, No. 54. National Maritime Museum III 200.
335. (INDIA & CHINA). SENEX, John [fl. 1690-1740]. A New Map of India & China from the latest Obsevations… [London: 1721]. 9 ½” x 23 ¼” (49.5 x 59 cm). original outline colour (light browning). $1,800
National Maritime Museum III 434 (‘A New General Atlas’). Quirino, Philippine Cartography, p. 89.
336. INGLIS, James [1845-1908]. Our Australian Cousins. 8vo. pp. xiv, [1 leaf], 466, reviews, ads, . original cloth (spinal extremities & corners little frayed, former owner’s rubberstamp on title, p. , & p. 466, & bookplate on half-title). London: Macmillan And Co., 1880. $250
First Edition. Including chapters on New Guinea, aboriginals, manufacturing, agriculture, Brisbane, Sydney, the working classes, sporting, the press, Newcastle, Lake Macquarrie, government, land settlement and reform, &c.
Bagnall 2810. Ferguson 10777.
337. IRBY, Charles Leonard [1789-1845] & MANGLES, James [1786-1867]. Travels In Egypt And Nubia, Syria, And The Holy Land; Including A Journey Round The Dead Sea, And Through The Country East Of The Jordan...New Edition. 8vo. pp. viii, 150. text in double columns. contemporary half roan (rubbed). London: John Murray, 1852. $700
Third Edition. A collection of six letters describing the authors’ tour of the Levant, the first dated from Cairo in 1817, the last from Cyprus in 1818. In Egypt they helped Belzoni excavate the site of Abu Simbel, of which they gave an independent account. They also were among the earliest Europeans to visit Petra, on which journey they were accompanied by Thomas Legh.
Ibrahim-Hilmy I p. 325. Röhricht 1661. cfBlackmer 860.
[BOUND WITH:] BROOKS, Shirley [1815-1874].The Russians Of The South. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., 147. London: Longman, Brown, Green, And Longmans, 1854.
[BOUND WITH:] DURRIEU, Xavier [d. 1868].The Present State Of Morocco: A Chapter Of Mussulman Civilisation. 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., [vii]-xv, 93. lacking half-title. London: Longman, Brown, Green, And Longmans, 1854.
First Edition. With chapters on population of Morocco and white slavery in Africa, government and military, agriculture, industry, and commerce, religion, education, manners and customs, and arts and trades.
[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.
338. (ITALY). WIT, Frederick de [1610-1706] / COVENS, Johannes & MORTIER, Corneille. Dominii Veneti In Italia in Partes Accurate divisi ac Statuum Ducum Parmae, Mutinae, Mantuae, et Mirandolae… Per Fredericum De Witt… Amstelodami ex Officina J. Covens et C. Mortier [c1725]. 19 ½” x 23 ¾” (49.1 x 60.3 cm). original outline colour (short centre fold tears to margins). $1,000
Koeman III p. 216, Map 126*.
339. JACKMAN, William. The Australian Captive; Or An Authentic Narrative Of Fifteen Years In The Life Of…Edited By Rev. I[srael] Chamberlayne. 12mo. pp. xvi, -392. 6 wood-engraved plates (incl. 2 frontis. portraits). original blind & gilt-stamped cloth (extremities frayed, text lightly toned, some scattered foxing). Auburn…: Derby And Miller, 1853. $500
First Edition, Third Thousand. Adventures of the escaped convict and castaway, who was forced to spend one and a half years in Nuyts Land in Western Australia. Included are accounts of his travels to China, Fiji, Tahiti, Sandwich Islands, Montevideo, Buenos Aires, and Chile. The appendix includes chapters on gold mining in Australia.
340. JACKMAN, William. The Australian Captive; Or An Authentic Narrative Of Fifteen Years In The Life Of…Edited By Rev. I[srael] Chamberlayne. 12mo. pp. xvi, -392. 6 wood-engraved plates (incl. 2 frontis. portraits). original blind & gilt-stamped cloth (extremities frayed, text lightly toned, some scattered foxing). Auburn…: Derby And Miller, 1853. $500
First Edition, Third Thousand. Adventures of the escaped convict and castaway, who was forced to spend one and a half years in Nuyts Land in Western Australia. Included are accounts of his travels to China, Fiji, Tahiti, Sandwich Islands, Montevideo, Buenos Aires, and Chile. The appendix includes chapters on gold mining in Australia.
341. JACKSON, A[braham] V[alentine] Williams [1886-1937] (Editor).History Of India. 9 Volumes. 8vo. 9 colour frontis. & numerous maps, plates, & text illus. An attractive set in original half morocco, t.e.g., others uncut. London: Grolier Society, 1906-07. $2,000
Edition Nationale, Limited to 1,000 numbered sets. Comprising: Volume 1: From the Earliest Times to the Sixth Century, B.C., by Romesh Chunder Dutt; 2: From the Sixth Century B.C. to the Mohammedan Conquest, Including the Invasion of Alexander the Great, by Vincent A. Smith; 3: Mediaeval India From the Mohammedan Conquest to the Reign of Akbar the Great, by Stanley Lane-Poole; 4: From the Reign of Akbar the Great to the Fall of the Mogul Empire, by Stanley Lane-Poole; 5: The Mohammedan Period as Described by its Own Historians, by Sir Henry Miers Elliot; 6: From the First European Settlements to the Founding of the English East India Company, by Sir William Wilson Hunter; 7: The European Struggle for Indian Supremacy in the Seventeenth Century, by Sir William Wilson Hunter; 8: From the Close of the Seventeenth Century to the Present Time, by Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall; 9: Historic Accounts of India by Foreign Travellers Classic, Oriental, and Occidental, by A. V. Williams Jackson.
Based on Sixteen Years’ Residence in Morocco
342. JACKSON, James Grey. An Account Of The Empire Of Marocco, And The Districts Of Suse And Tafilelt; Compiled From Miscellaneous Observations Made During A Long Residence In, And Various Journies Through, Those Countries, To Which Is Added An Accurate And Interesting Account Of Timbuctoo, The Great Emporium Of Central Africa. 4to. pp. xvi, 287, errata. 11 aquatint plates by J.C.Stadler after drawings by the author (5 folding, 2 coloured), & 2 engraved maps (incl. folding frontis.). contemporary sprinkled calf, rebacked (spine & corners worn, front joint cracked). London: Printed For The Author, By W.Bulmer & Co., And Sold By G. and W.Nicol, 1809. $2,500
First Edition. An interesting account, based on sixteen years’ residence in Morocco, with chapters on geography, population, zoology, natural resources, manners and customs, administration of justice, education, prevalent diseases, the plague which depopulated West Barbary in 1799 and 1800 to which the author was an eye-witness, Mohammedan religion, the Arabic, Berebber and Shelluh languages, with a comparison of the ancient language of the Canary Islands to that of the Shelluhs of South Atlas, trade and commerce, and the laws, manufactures, and customs of Timbuctoo. The attractive aquatint plates include depictions of natural history subjects (chamelion, locust, &c.), and views of Mogodor, Morocco and the Atlas Mountains.
Abbey, Travel, 296. Prideaux pp. 242 & 341. Gay 1248n.
Aquatint Views of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kiev, &c.
343. JAMES, J[ohn T[homas] [1768-1828]. Journal Of A Tour In Germany, Sweden, Russia, Poland, During The Years 1813 And 1814. 4to. pp. viii, , 527, . wood-engraved title vignette. wood-engraved text plan of Moscow. 18 plates incl. 12 aquatints by I.Clark & 6 etchings by H.Legge, all after sketches by the author. with tissue guards. Uncut in original bds. (some wear to edges, front joint repaired, scattered light foxing, some offsetting from plates, hole in upper blank margin of last plate & last 5 leaves). London: John Murray, 1816. $1,550
First Edition. James describes his travels in Sweden, northern Germany, Finland, Russia, Poland and the Ukraine and his visits to Petersburg, Moscow, Borodino, Smolensk, Kiev, Cracow, &c. The aquatint plates include views of Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Stockholm and Lake Maelar, the Cathedral Church of the Virgin of Casan in St. Petersburg, the Palaces of Pashkov, Menzikov, Apraxin, &c. and the Imperial Palace of Petrovski in Moscow, Smolensk from the banks of the Dnieper, the Column of Vladimir in Kiev, Palace of Lubomirski, the University of Cracow, &c.
Abbey, Travel, 16. Cat. Russica J89. Nerhood 162. Prideaux p. 341.
344. JAMES, J[ohn T[homas] [1768-1828]. Journal Of A Tour In Germany, Sweden, Russia, Poland, During The Years 1813 And 1814… 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xii, 454, [1 leaf]; iv, 435, . wood-engraved text plan of Moscow. 12 aquatints (incl. frontis.) by I.Clark after the author’s sketches. modern half calf (some light foxing & offsetting). armorial bookplate of Sir Montague Cholmeley. London: John Murray, 1817. $900
Second Edition; the first, published in one quarto volume in 1816 contained 6 additional plates.
Nerhood 162. Prideaux p. 341. cfAbbey, Travel, 16.
345. JANIN, Jules [Gabriel] [1804-1874].The American In Paris: Or Heath's Picturesque Annual For 1843. 8vo. pp. vii, , 256. 18 engraved plates after drawings by Eugène Lami. original blind & gilt-stamped cloth, all edges gilt (spine faded & frayed, some foxing to plates & adjacent leaves). London: Longman, Brown, Green, And Longmans..., 1843. $225
First Edition of the English Translation.
346. JANIN, Jules [Gabriel] [1804-1874]. La Normandie…Illustré Par Mm. Morel-Fatio, Gigoux, Daubigny, Bebon, H.Bellangé, Alfred Johannot. 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., 652. with half-title. 25 steel-engraved plates (incl. frontis. portrait, title & 2 maps). numerous wood-engravings in the text. wood-engraved title vignette. contemporary quarter chagrin, spine stamped in gilt (rubbed, first gathering browned, some moderate to heavy foxing throughout). Paris: Ernest Bourdin, . $350
Vicaire IV 539. Brivois pp. 209-11.
347. JESSE, [William] [1809-1871]. Notes Of A Half-Pay In Search Of Health: Or Russia, Circassia, And The Crimea, In 1839-40. 12mo. pp. xii, 298; ix, [1 leaf]errata, 335. folding engraved map with outline colour. folding engraved plan of Sevastopol. 19th century half roan, gilt backs (rubbed, edges worn, outer margin of map & plan bit ragged, offsetting on titles). [London]: James Madden And Co., 1841. $450
First Edition. A description of Captain Jesse’s journey from Odessa to St. Petersburg with observations on the Russian army.
348. [JESUIT RELATIONS]. Lettres Édifiantes Et Curieuses, Écrites Des Missions Étrangères. Nouvelle Édition... 26 Volumes. 12mo. complete with half-titles. 26 folding engraved maps & plans & 23 engraved plates (11 folding). 4 folding tables. woodcut ornaments. contemporary tree calf, gilt backs (minor worming to a few leaves in Vol. XVIII, marginal repairs to first 4 leaves in Vol. XIX, Vol. IV rebacked with spine mounted, few spinal extremities chipped; otherwise a very good set). Paris: J.G.Merigot le jeune, 1780-83. $12,800
Second Edition. The first edition of the relations, collected by Fathers Le Gobien, Du Halde and Patouillet, was published at Paris in thirty-four parts, from 1702 to 1776. The present edition, enlarged and corrected by l'Abbé de Querbeuf, is preferred to the original, as it is arranged systematically according to geographic region: Volumes I to V relate to the Levant, VI to IX to North and South America, X to XV to India, XVI to XXIV to China, and XXV to XXVI to India and China. The American volumes include a letter from Father Marest, describing D'Iberville's expedition to Hudson's Bay, 1694-95, where he captured Fort York, the famous Picolo letter, which contains the first descriptive account of California and which is accompanied by the third French printing of the extremely important Kino map, that effectively dispelled the long-held notion that California was an island, &c. (see JCB).
Bell J72. Cordier, Sinica, 930. Howes L-299 (calling for 56 maps & plates). JCB II 2654. Sabin 40698. Wagner, Cartography of the Northwest Coast, 483. cfLande 472. cfTPL 258. cfWagner, Spanish Southwest 74a. cfWheat 89.
349. [JOHNSON, James]. An Account Of A Voyage To India, China, &c. In His Majesty’s Ship Caroline, Performed In The Years 1803-4-5, Interspersed With Descriptive Sketches And Cursory Remarks. By An Officer Of The Caroline. 8vo. pp. iv, -138, iii(index). folding engraved frontis. map. folding table. modern quarter morocco (edges & corners worn). London: Printed For Richard Phillips By J.G.Barnard, 1806. $600
First Edition.“This work was intended to exhibit a topographical and picturesque sketch of all the principal places which were annually or occasionally visited by the British East India and China fleets. Places visited included Madeira, Cape of Good Hope, Ceylon, Madras, Bengal, the Andaman Islands, Penang, Malacca, Sumatra, Macao, and Canton.” (Hill)
Cordier 2106. Hill p. 156. cfLust 375.
350. JOHNSON, Samuel [1709-1784]. Thoughts On The Late Transactions Respecting Falkland’s Islands. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., 75. lacking half-title. disbound (outer leaves bit soiled & chipped at edges, tears in first 4 leaves & G4 – no loss). London: Printed for T.Cadell, 1771. $800
First Edition, Revised Issue with cancelled K2. In 1770 the Spanish sent a fleet from Buenos Aires to capture the Falkland Islands. Although the affair was settled by negotiation and the Spanish withdrew, the ultimate right of sovereignty to the islands was left unsettled. A small group in Parliament pressed for war with Spain, largely to avenge British honour. Johnson was opposed and this anti-war pamphlet in reply to one by Junius was published on March 16, 1771.
Courtney & Smith p. 115. Chapman & Hazen p. 150. Rothschild 1252.
351. JOHNSTON, Robert [1783-1839].Travels Through Part Of The Russian Empire And The Country Of Poland; Along The Southern Shores Of The Baltic. 4to. pp. 1 p.l., vii, errata, [1 leaf]list of plates, xiv, , -460. complete with half-title. 2 engraved maps, 20 hand-coloured aquatint plates, 1 wood-engraved plate, & 1 wood-engraved text illus. modern half red morocco, gilt back, t.e.g. (spine slightly faded, some light foxing & toning to text, offsetting from plates). London: J.J.Stockdale, 1815. $2,000
First Edition of this account of a British scholar's journey from St. Petersburg through Moscow to Smolensk in 1814. Johnston visited Dantzig, Memel, Cronstadt, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Smolensk, Grodno, Doubrovna, Borisoff, Minsk, Mir, Warsaw, and Berlin, and comments on the difficulties of travel, commerce and trade, the effects of slavery, religious superstition, the devastation wreaked by the Napoleonic army, agriculture, the Russian frontiers, &c. The charming hand-coloured aquatint plates by H.Daw, C.J.Canton, F.C.Lewis, and others, after drawings by the author, include depictions of Hamburg, Tilsit, Cronstadt boatmen, Casan Church and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Igiora, Moscow, the Kremlin, Borodino, Smolensk, Borisoff, &c.
Abbey, Travel, 15. Cat. Russica J557. Martin Hardie pp. 141-42. Nerhood 164. Prideaux pp. 227 & 341. Tooley 286.
352. JUNKER, Wilhelm [1840-1892].Travels In Africa During The Years 1882-1886. 8vo. pp. viii, 586. with half-title. numerous text illus. (many full-page, incl. frontis.). 2 folding partly coloured maps. original pictorial cloth (some fraying to spine ends & joints). prize presentation inscription. London: Chapman And Hall, Ltd., 1892. $450
First Edition of the English Translation by A.H.Keane. The final volume in Junker’s trilogy describing his explorations in Africa. Junker “remained almost continuously in eastern Equatorial Africa from 1875 to 1886, making first Khartum and afterwards Lado the base of his expeditions. Junker was a leisurely traveller and a careful observer; his main object was to study the peoples with whom he came into contact, and to collect specimens of plants and animals…Perhaps the greatest service he rendered to geographical science was his investigation of the Nile-Congo watershed, when he successfully combated Georg Schweinfurth’s hydrographical theories and established the identity of the Welle and Ubangi….In 1887 he received the gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society. As an explorer Junker is entitled to high rank, his ethnographical observations in the Niam-Niam (Azandeh) country being especially valuable.” (Encyc. Britan., 11th Edn.)
Hosken p. 111.
353. KAEMPFER, Engelbert [1651-1716]. The History Of Japan. Together with a Description of the Kingdom of Siam...Translated by J. G. Scheuchzer, F.R.S. 3 Volumes. 8vo. pp. lxxxix, , 336, , [1 leaf]; ix, , 396, ; viii, , 385, . 162 illus., incl. a photogravure portrait frontis., 23 plates & maps (16 folding), & many text wood engravings (some full-page). decorative initials. Uncut in original cloth (spines faded, small puncture to spine of Vol. II, extremities chipped & frayed, foxing to frontis.). Glasgow: James MacLehose and Sons, 1906. $650
Limited to 1,000 copies. An important and influential history of Japan, first published in two folio volumes in 1727-28 and not reprinted in full until this present edition. Kaempfer, a German physician, set out for Japan in May of 1690 in a professional capacity with the Dutch embassy. The ship in which he sailed touched at Siam, whose capital he visited, and in September he arrived at Nagasaki, the only Japanese port then open to foreigners. He remained there for the next two years, during which time he twice visited Tokyo, and engaged himself in an extensive study of Japanese history, geography, customs, and flora. He returned to Java and then Holland in 1693. A life of the author and a long historical introduction are included in this edition.
354. KAYE, Sir John William. The Life and Correspondence of Charles Lord Metcalfe. A New and Revised Edition. 2 Volumes. 12mo. pp. xxxiv, 454; viii, 480. with half-titles. engraved frontis. portrait. original blind & gilt-stamped cloth, a.e.g. (short tear to head of spine of Vol. I else a very nice set). London: Smith, Elder, 1858. $250
Second Revised Edition. Metcalfe [1785-1846] was born in Calcutta, the son of an officer in the Bengal army. In 1800 he was appointed to a Bengal writership and was the first student admitted to Lord Wellesley’s College of Fort William. He then served successively as political agent to Generals Lake, Smith, and Dowdeswell. Appointed in 1806 assistant to the resident at Delhi, he was two years later sent on a mission to Lahore where he successfully negotiated the treaty of amity with Runjeet Singh. From 1811 to 1820 he was resident of Delhi; and played a major role in the development of the industrial resources of Delhi territory. From 1820 to 1827 he was resident of Hyderabad, subsequently becoming a member of the supreme council in 1827. From 1835 to 1836 he acted as provisional governor-general, and from 1836 to 1838, served as lieutenant-governor of the North-west Provinces. He later held the position of Governor-General of Canada, 1843-45.
TPL 2722. Gagnon I 1854. Sabin 37123.
355. KAYE, Sir John William [1814-1876] & G[eorge] B[ruce] MALLESON [1825-1898].History Of The Indian Mutiny Of 1857-58. Edited by Colonel Malleson. 6 Volumes. 8vo. 13 mostly folding maps & plans & 1 plate. later half calf, t.e.g. (extremities little rubbed, spines sunned). New York & Bombay: Longmans, Green, And Co., 1898-1906. $850
Two major authorities on the Indian Mutiny, the great revolt of the Bengal native army in 1857. The insurrection led to the transference of Indian government from the East India Company to the British crown in 1858, essentially putting an end to the Company after a life of almost two and a half centuries.
356. KEATE, George [1729-1797]. An Account Of The Pelew Islands, Situated In The Western Part Of The Pacific Ocean. Composed From The Journals And Communications Of Captain Henry Wilson, And Some Of His Officers, Who, In August 1783, Were There Shipwrecked, In The Antelope, A Packet Belonging To The Honourable East India Company. 4to. pp. xxvii, directions to binder, 378, [1 leaf]errata. folding engraved map, engraved frontis. portrait of Wilson, engraved plan & 14 other engraved plates (1 folding). early 19th century diced russia, rebacked (corners & edges worn, some foxing to plates). London: Printed For G.Nicol, 1788. $3,000
[BOUND WITH:] HOCKIN, Reverend John Pearce [1773?-1831].A Supplement To The Account Of The Pelew Islands; Compiled From The Journals Of The Panther And Endeavour, Two Vessels Sent By The Honourable East India Company To Those Islands In The Year 1790; And From The Oral Communications Of Captain H.Wilson. 4to. pp. 3 p.l., 72. 5 engraved plates (3 bound in previous item). (some foxing to plates). London: Printed For Captain Henry Wilson, By W.Bulmer And Co.; Sold By G. And W.Nicol; And J.Asperne, 1803.
First Editions. Keate’s narrative of the shipwreck of the Antelope off the hitherto unexplored Palau Islands in MIcronesia in 1783 includes a full and interesting description of the manners and customs of the islanders. Constructing a small ship from the wreckage, the crew managed to reach Macao, and eventually arrived safely in England. They took with them Prince Lee Boo, one of the King's sons, but he unfortunately died of smallpox.
Hockin’s supplementary work, which was added to the fifth edition of Keate (1803) and also provided as a separate to owners of earlier editions, relates the experiences of the crews of the ships Panther and Endeavour, commanded by Captain John M’Clure, sent by the East India Company to convey the unfortunate news of the death of his son to Abba Thulle, King of the islands. The ships conveyed gifts of cattle, animals, plants, and seeds, to the islanders, and the crews taught the natives how to plant and cultivate the new crops. Each ship spent several months at a time surveying the coast of New Guinea and visiting the coast of China.
Bell K15 & H205. Cox II 302-303. Hill p. 160 & p. 449.
357. KELMAN, John. The Holy Land Painted By John Fulleylove… 4to. pp. xv, 301, , ads. with half-title. 92 plates, most in colour, after original watercolours by Mr. Fulleylove which were exhibited in London in 1902. tissue guards with letterpress. original green & gilt-stamped cloth, t.e.g., others uncut (light wear to extremities & some spotting to covers, flyleaves foxed, internally very fine). London: Adam & Charles Black, 1902. $775
First Edition, One of 500 De Luxe numbered copies signed by the publishers.
358. KENNAN, George [1845-1924]. Siberia And The Exile System. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xv, 409; x, , 575. 2 frontis. & numerous text illus. & maps (some full-page). original blind & gilt-stamped cloth (spine ends little worn & frayed, covers slightly soiled, spotting to upper spine & upper front cover of Vol. I, staining to 2 pages in Vol. II). New York: The Century Co., 1891. $450
First Edition. Armed wsith a letter from the Russian Minister of the Interior, Kennan travelled through Siberia investigating the Russian penal system. Intending to disprove the allegations of brutality, Kennan, instead, produced a shocking exposé of the Siberian exile system.
Smith K14. Nerhood 359.
359. KENNAN, George [1845-1924]. Tent Life in Siberia A New Account of an Old Undertaking Adventures among the Koraks and Other Tribes In Kamchatka and Northern Asia. 8vo. pp. xix, 482, ads. title in red & black. 2 folding colour maps, 30 plates (incl. frontis. portrait) & numerous text illus. A very nice copy in original gilt-stamped cloth. New York & London: G.P.Putnam’s Sons, 1910. $250
Revised and Enlarged Edition, including material not used in the 1870 first edition, with new illustrations, some based on photographs taken by Jochelson and Bogoraz on the Jesup North Pacific Expedition, 1897-1902, and an account of Kennan’s sledge trip westward from Okhotsk via Yakutsk to Nizhnii Novgorod.
Tent Life in Siberia is the record of the author’s experiences and observations in Kamchatka and the northwesterly neighbouring region, 1865-67, while with the Siberian section of the Western Union Telegraph Co. expedition to survey a possible route for connecting the telegraph systems of North America and Europe via Alaska, Bering Strait, and northeastern Asia. Included are accounts of the journey from Petropavlovsk north to Anadyrsk and of Kennan’s sledge trip from Anadyrsk to the Bering Sea coast and return.
Arctic Bib. 8527. cfNerhood 291.
360. KENRICK, John [1788-1877].Phoenicia. 8vo. pp. xxiv, 468. with half-title. 2 folding maps & 2 lithographed plates. contemporary calf (rubbed - particularly the spine, spine label chipped, joints cracked). London: B.Fellowes, 1855. $375
First Edition. “Kenrick was, beyond question, the greatest scholar of his denomination...Dr. Martineau, who has spoken of Kenrick as ‘the wisest man he ever knew,’ describes his historical lectures as ‘models of selection, compression, and proportion,’ and regards his volume on ‘Phoenicia’ as his most permanent contribution to history.” (DNB) Included are chapters on the coast, climate and productions, origin, colonies (Cyprus, Rhodes, Crete, Sicily, Balearic Islands, Carthage, &c.), language and literature, commerce, navigation, manufactures and arts, mining, government & military, religion, and history.
361. KEPPEL, George [Thomas, sixth Earl of Albemarle] [1799-1891]. Personal Narrative Of A Journey From India To England…Second Edition. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xii, 336; vii, 326 + 10(ads). 1 folding lithographed map, 2 hand-coloured lithographs (frontis.), 1 tinted lithograph, & 8 text illus. Uncut in original bds., rebacked in paper (new endpapers, occasional faint foxing). London: Henry Colburn, 1827. $1,550
Keppel served in the British army at Waterloo, in the Ionian Islands, and in Mauritius, before being appointed aide-de-camp in 1821 to the governor-general of India, the Marquis of Hastings. Upon the latter’s resignation in 1823, Keppel received leave to return home to England. The present work describes his adventures on that journey, during which he visited Muscat, Bussorah, Bagdad, the ruins of Babylon, Kurdistan, the court of Persia, Baku, Astrakan, Moscow, and St. Petersburg.
Nat. Maritime Museum Cat. I 456. cfBlackmer 908. Not in Abbey, Travel.
362. [KERR, J.H.]. Glimpses Of Life In Victoria By A Resident. 8vo. pp. xi, [2 leaves], 428. 8 tinted lithographs (incl. title). with half-title. contemporary half calf, rebacked preserving spine labels. Edinburgh: Edmonston & Douglas, 1872. $700
First Edition. An interesting work on the development of Victoria and Melbourne from 1839 until 1871, including chapters on bushrangers, social life, gold mining, aborigines, emigrants, charitable institutions, &c.
363. [KINGLAKE, Alexander William] [1809-1891]. Eothen, Or Traces Of Travel Brought Home From The East. Second Edition. 8vo. pp. xi, 418. with half-title. 2 hand-coloured lithographed plates (incl. folding frontis.). modern quarter calf, original gilt-stamped cloth sides bound in (some foxing). London: John Ollivier, 1845. $450
Second Edition of this “classic of travel literature which has been reprinted innumerable times...Kinglake toured the Levant about 1835; his work is his third attempt at a description of his travels, after two unsatisfactory efforts to subdue the ‘almost boisterous tone’ of the original. Eóthen is not an ordinary account of a tour, but a work much more in the tradition of Sterne’s Sentimental Journey, a ‘delightful record of personal impressions rather than outward facts’ (DNB).” (Blackmer)
cfAbbey, Travel, 362. cfBlackmer 911. cfIbrahim-Hilmy I 342. cfRöhricht 1819. cfTobler p. 157.
364. KNOX, Robert [1640?-1720]. An Historical Relation Of The Island Of Ceylon, In The East Indies; Together With An Account Of The Detaining In Captivity Of The Author... 4to. pp. xi, 383. folding engraved map (frontis.) & 15 engraved plates. Uncut in original bds., rebacked (corners worn, some light foxing - a bit heavier on plates, map repaired along fold - no loss & with dampmark in upper margin). London: Printed For J.Mawman By J.Dove, 1816. $1,600
Originally published in 1681, Knox’s work was the first account of Ceylon in the English language. In 1658, Knox accompanied his father, a commander in the East India Company’s service, to Fort George. On their return voyage the following year, a storm forced them into the harbor of Cottiar Bay, Ceylon, where Knox, his father, and fourteen others were captured and taken inland. Knox himself remained a prisoner at large for almost twenty years, supporting himself by hawking and other means. He finally managed to escape in 1679 to the Dutch settlement of Arippu on the north-west coast, and made his way to Batavia and then to England.
cfCox I 276-77. cfNational Maritime Museum I 430. Howgego K32.
365. KOLLMANN, Paul. The Victoria Nyanza The Land, the Races and their Customs, with Specimens of some of the Dialects. 8vo. pp. ix, 254. with half-title. folding map & 372 text illus. (some full-page). partly unopened in modern half morocco, t.e.g., others untrimmed (some light foxing). London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co., Ltd., 1899. $800
First Edition of the English Translation. Kollmann was formerly Senior Lieutenant of the Imperial Troops for German East Africa and travelled extensively in the region. The illustrations of artifacts, tools, pipes, weapons, ornaments, &c. are from native objects in the author’s own collections. Philological notes occupy pp. 211 to 249.
Hosken p. 117.
366. [KRASHENINNIKOV, Stepan Petrovich] [1713-1755]. The History Of Kamtschatka, And The Kurilski Islands, With The Countries Adjacent...Translated into English by James Grieve, M.D. 4to. pp. 4 p.l. (incl. errata), vii, 280, index. 2 folding engraved maps by Thomas Jefferys & 5 engraved plates (containing 7 views; 2 folding). contemporary marbled calf, rebacked & recornered (minor worming to lower blank margin of title & frontis. map & to front flyleaf). Glocester: Printed By R.Raikes For T.Jefferys, London, 1764. $7,000
First Edition of the abridged English Translation by James Grieve, of one of the earliest printed narratives about Alaska and the Aleutian Islands, and the first scientific account of Kamchatka. The author, a student at the Russian Academy of Sciences, was sent to join Bering's second expedition as an assistant to G.W.Steller. Much of his narrative is based on Steller's notes. Originally published in Russian in 1755, the work discusses in great detail natural history, the manners, customs and religion of the Kamchatkans, the power and influence of the shamans, and also compares the dialects of the Kamchatkans, Korsars and Kirile Islanders.
"The Russian Krasheninnikov started out across Siberia with Gerhard Friedrich Mueller and Johann Georg Gmelin, and then made his own way to Kamchatka. When Georg Wilhelm Steller arrived in Kamchatka to supervise his work, Krasheninnikov left in order to avoid becoming Steller's assistant, and returned to St. Petersburg. Krasheninnikov nonetheless was able to make use of Steller's notes in the preparation of his own narrative, and the inclusion of Steller's observations on America, made during his travels with Bering's second voyage, are an important part of this work, and constitute one of the earliest accounts of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands. Steller's account was not published until 1793...This is the first scientific account of those regions." (Hill)
Arctic Bib. 9264. Bell K102. Cox I 351. Hill 948. Howes K-265. Lada-Mocarski 12n. Sabin 38301.
367. LABORDE, Léon [Emanuel Simon Joseph] de [1807-1869]. Journey Through Arabia Petraea To Mount Sinai, The Excavated City Of Petra, The Edom Of The Prophecies. 8vo. pp. xxviii, 331, ad. 13 wood-engraved plates & 11 lithographed plates after drawings by the author & Linant de Bellefonds. 2 maps (1 folding). title vignette & numerous woodcut text illus. (some full-page). modern quarter calf (tear in map fold - no loss, plates & first 3 leaves washed, occasional light foxing). London: John Murray, 1836. $650
First Edition of the English Translation. Laborde’s narrative of his travels was first published in Paris in 1830. The English translation contains additional information on the history of ancient Idumea and Petra and notes from the works of Burckhardt, Irby and Mangles, and Henniker. Laborde travelled from Cairo via Suez and Mt. Sinai to Petra with Linant de Bellefonds, who at the time was engaged as a hydraulic engineer by Mehmet Ali. Although not the first to explore Petra, Laborde was “the first to be able to make plans, views and maps of the area. An important work.” (Blackmer)
Röhricht 1731. cfBlackmer 929-30. cfBrunet III 714. cfGay 3647.
368. LA CONDAMINE, [Charles Marie De]. Relation Abrégée D'Un Voyage Fait Dans L'Intérieur De L'Amérique Méridionale. Depuis la Côte de la Mer du Sud, jusqu'aux Côtes du Brésil & de la Guiane, en descendant La Rivière Des Amazones... 8vo. pp. 4 p.l., xvi, 216. folding engraved map. contemporary mottled calf, gilt back. Paris: the Widow Pissot, 1745. $1,550
[BOUND WITH:] LA CONDAMINE, [Charles Marie De]. Lettre Á Madame *** Sur L'Émeute Populaire Excitée En la Ville de Cuenca au Pérou, le 29. d'Aout 1739... 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., 108. lacking half-title?. folding engraved plate. [Paris]: 1746.
First Editions. La Condamine was one of the principal members of the French group of scientists who participated in a joint Franco-Spanish expedition to South America in 1736. The purpose of the expedition was to measure one degree of latitude in the equinoctial regions of Peru in order to determine the exact size and shape of the earth. The historic measurement, which took almost a decade to accomplish, demonstrated the Newtonian theory that the earth is not spherical, but flattened at the Poles. Bouguer, Godin and Joseph de Jussieu, were the other French academicians involved while Spanish scientists and naval officers, Juan and Ulloa, were selected by Philip V to represent Spain. For the return home, the leaders of the expedition elected to follow different routes in order to add to the value of their reports, La Condamine choosing the dangerous course of crossing Brazil by navigating the Amazon. His account of this journey was "...of great importance, because for the first time the long course of the Amazon was traversed by a man of science capable of making astronomic observations, and determining longitudes." (Borba de Moraes) The engraved map of the river accompanying the text was drawn by La Condamine, and is the first in which the latitudes were observed. It also shows by dotted lines Father Sebastian Fritz's inaccurate charting of the river, and is the first to feature the course of the Araguay. Appended to the Relation is an account of a riot in which the members of the expedition were involved during a bull-fight at Cuenca, when the surgeon, Semiergues, was killed. The Relation and Lettre appear to have been issued both separately and together.
Bell L19 (1st title). Borba de Moraes I pp. 446-447. Brunet III 729. Cox II p. 272. European Americana 745/115 & 746/109. Howgego L10. JCB I 797 (calling for map & plate) & 829. Palau 129370-71. Sabin 38484 & 38481. cfHill pp. 168-69. cfMedina 3371.
369. LAING, Samuel [1780-1868]. Notes Of A Traveller, On The Social And Political State Of France, Prussia, Switzerland, Italy, And Other Parts Of Europe, During The Present Century. Second Edition. 8vo. pp. xl, 496 + 16(ads). original blind & gilt-stamped cloth (cloth faded, extremities frayed, several institutional rubberstamps, some foxing mainly affecting outer gatherings). London: Printed For Longman, Brown, Green, And Longmans, 1842. $200
NCBEL III 1679.
370. LAING, Samuel [1780-1868]. Observations On The Social And Political State Of Denmark, And The Duchies Of Sleswick And Holstein, In 1851… 8vo. pp. xvi, 446 + ads. with half-title. frontis. battle plan. untrimmed in original cloth (few stains to covers & p. , library bookplates on front paste-down & upper front cover, some pencil notes & scoring throughout). London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1852. $250
371. LAING, Samuel [1780-1868]. A Tour In Sweden In 1838; Comprising Observations On The Moral, Political, And Economical State Of The Swedish Nation. 8vo. pp. xii, 431, . untrimmed in original blind-stamped cloth (slightly rubbed, upper outer blank corner chipped from last 2 leaves). London: Printed For Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longmans, 1839. $350
First Edition. "[Laing] denounced the union of Sweden and Norway as a flagitious act, inveighed against the privileged nobility and priesthood of Sweden as destitute alike of public spirit and private virtue, and denounced the entire nation as the most immoral in Europe." (DNB) His criticisms elicited a response in the form of a pamphlet from Count Björnstjerna, Swedish ambassador at the British court.
Goldsmiths' 30807. Kress C.4920. Schiötz 560a.
372. LAKE, [Sir Henry] Atwell [1808-1881]. Kars And Our Captivity In Russia: With Letters From Gen. Sir W.F.Williams, Bar., of Kars, K.C.B.; Major Teesdale, C.B.; And The Late Captain Tompson, C.B. Second Edition. 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., xv, 367. with half-title. 2 engraved portraits (incl. frontis.). modern bds. (light foxing to frontis. & surrounding leaves). London: Richard Bentley, 1856. $300
Colonel Lake of the Royal engineers was sent to Russia as a prisoner-of-war after the capitulation of Kars.
373. LAMARTINE, A[lphonse Marie Louis De Prat] De [1790-1869]. Toussaint Louverture Poème dramatique. 8vo. pp. xxxiii, , 302. with half-title. contemporary quarter chagrin, all edges gilt (some moderate foxing, mainly to outer leaves). Paris: Michel Lévy Frères, 1850. $500
First Edition. Lamartine’s play on the black insurrectionary leader of St. Domingo was first performed at the Théâtre de la Porte-Saint-Martin in Paris, on April 6, 1850. Included is a list of characters and actors, and passages omitted in the performance are marked in the text with an asterisk. Appended, pp. -302, are various discourses on emancipation delivered by Lamartine as a member of the French Chamber of Deputies on April 23, 1835, May 25, 1836, February 10, 1840, and March 10, 1842.
Vicaire IV 996. Sabin 38710. Not in Cundall or Ragatz.
374. LAMARTINE, Alphonse De [1790-1869]. Travels In The East, Including A Journey To The Holy Land...With A Memoir Of The Author. 2 Volumes. 12mo. pp. xix, -302; 320. contemporary half calf (rubbed, staining to inner portion of leaves in outer gatherings & to upper inner margin in Vol. I). Edinburgh: William And Robert Chambers, 1850. $250
cfBlackmer 943. cfTobler p. 153.
375. LAMBERT, Rose. Hadjin, and the Armenian Massacres. 12mo. pp. 106. map, frontis. portrait& 14 other plates. original blind-stamped cloth (bit spotted, spine sunned). New York…: Fleming H.Revell Company, . $200
376. LAMONT, E.H. Wild Life Among The Pacific Islanders. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., xi, , 359, , ads. with half-title. 7 wood-engraved plates (incl. frontis.). wood-engraved title vignette. untrimmed in original blind & gilt-stamped cloth (cloth very soiled, extremities chipped & frayed, recased with new endpapers, foxing to first few leaves, name clipped from upper blank corner of title). London: Hurst And Blackett, 1867. $350
First Edition. Largely concerned with the author’s stay on Penrhyn Island, the most northerly of the Cook Islands, with observations on native manners and customs and tribal warfare. Lamont also visited the other Cook Islands, the Marquesas and Tahiti.
377. LA MOTTRAYE, [Aubry] De [c1674-1743]. Voyages En Anglois Et En François En Diverses Provinces Et Places De La Prusse Ducale Et Royale, De La Russie, De La Pologne &c…. folio. pp. 4 p.l., 480. title in red & black. text in double columns in French & English. 10 engraved plates (incl. frontis., & 2 maps - 1 double-page). engraved dedication headpiece. woodcut title vignette & initials. contemporary mottled calf, gilt back (joints cracked, corners worn, head & foot of spine damaged, some light foxing, plates embrowned). monastic ownership entry on title dated 1764. The Hague: Printed for the Author and Sold by Adrien Moetjens, 1732. $1,300
First Edition. An account of the author's travels in Prussia, Russia, Poland, the Baltic States, France, England, and Ireland, with remarks and observations on geography, politics, religion, manners and customs, architecture, &c. Included is a description of the marriage ceremony of Louis XV of France in 1725. The first chapter, pp. 78, is devoted to some orders of Knighthood. The volume is sometimes offered with La Mottraye's narrative of his travels in Europe, Asia, and Africa, published in two volumes at The Hague in 1727. Brunet III 801. cfCox I 77-78. cfNerhood 74.
378. LAMOUCHE, Léon [b. 1860]. La Bulgarie Dans Le Passé Et Le Présent Étude Historique, Ethnographique, Statistique Et Militaire. 12mo. pp. xx, 519, errata. with half-title. folding map of Bulgaria & Macedonia. contemporary quarter calf (joints rubbed). Paris: Librairie Militaire De L.Baudoin, 1892. $225
379. LANCELOTT, F[rancis] [1816-1899]. Australia As It Is: Its Settlements, Farms, And Gold Fields. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xii, 317 + 16(ads); v, 304. 2 frontis. modern half calf (dampstaining to inner portion of frontis. & 2 preliminary leaves in Vol. I, some foxing). London: Colburn And Co., 1852. $700
First Edition. A useful emigrant guide, with chapters on aborigines, zoology, agriculture, viticulture, sheep farms, gold discoveries, squatting districts, purchasing land, qualifications required for a settler, the discoveries of Sturt and Barker and others, &c. The author was a mineralogical surveyor.
380. LANDER, Richard [Lemon] [1804-1834] & LANDER, John [1807-1839]. Journal Of An Expedition To Explore The Course And Termination Of The Niger; With A Narrative Of A Voyage Down That River To Its Termination. 3 Volumes bound in 1. small 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., [vii]-lxiv, 272; 1 p.l., [v]-vii, 321, , [1 leaf]ads; vii, 354. with half-title in Vol. III only. 2 engraved frontis. portraits of the authors, 2 engraved maps (1 large & folding), & 5 other engraved plates. contemporary calf, gilt back (rubbed, front joint repaired with lighter coloured calf). London: John Murray, 1832. $1,000
First Edition. Richard Lander had previously served with Clapperton on the latter’s second and last expedition into the African interior, his account of which was published in two volumes in 1830. That year Lander, together with his brother John, undertook an expedition to explore the course and termination of the Niger River. They travelled from Cape Coast Castle to Accra, Bogádry, Boussa (where Mungo Park was killed), and finally Yaoorie, a further one hundred miles upstream. Returning to Boussa, they began their descent of the river in canoes. During the journey they were robbed and mistreated by natives, and at Eboe (Ibo) were held for ransom by the King. Eventually they reached the mouth of the Niger, accomplishing their mission, and arrived back in England in July of 1831. Richard was awarded a gold medal, and John Murray, the publisher, offered the brothers one thousand guineas for their journals, which were edited for publication by Lieut. Alexander Bridport Becher.
381. LANDON, Perceval [1868-1927]. Lhasa An Account Of The Country And People Of Central Tibet And Of The Progress Of The Mission Sent There By The English Government In The Year 1903-4. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xix, 414; xi, 426. titles in red & black. with half-title in Vol. II only. 2 frontis. portraits, 7 maps & plans (4 in colour of which 1 is folding), 24 photogravures, 13 coloured plates, 4 b/w plates, and numerous text illus. (many full-page, a few in colour). tissue guards with legends. original cloth (covers spotted, spines faded, extremities bit frayed, light foxing to outer leaves, folding map torn in half & with tattered lower edge with slight loss). London: Hurst And Blackett, Ltd., 1905. $800
First Edition. Account of the 1903-04 British expedition to Tibet led by Lieut.-Col. Francis Edward Younghusband. Landon accompanied the expedition as special correspondent of the 'Times'. Despatched on the orders of Lord Curzon, Viceroy of India, and prompted by the Russian presence in Tibet, the Tibet Frontier Commission was officially instructed to establish diplomatic relations with the government of Tibet and to resolve the dispute over the border between Tibet and British-held Sikkim. Escorted by a large military force led by Brigadier-General J.R.L.Macdonald, the expedition amounted to a de facto invasion. Armed conflicts erupted, in one instance resulting in the massacre of hundreds of poorly armed and poorly trained Tibetan soldiers, who proved to be no match for a professional army equipped with modern rifles and Maxim machine guns. Some five thousand Tibetans lost their lives as opposed to only five British casualties.
Yakushi L57a. Cordier, Sinica, 2896.
382. LANDON, Perceval [1868-1927]. The Opening Of Tibet An Account Of Lhasa And The Country And People Of Central Tibet… large 8vo. pp. xv, 484. tipped-in colour frontis. & 48 other plates. original cloth, t.e.g., others untrimmed (recased, rubbed, lower spine stained, occasional pencil notes). New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1905. $300
First American Edition.
cfCordier, Sinica, 2896.
383. (LANDSCAPE ANNUAL). ROSCOE, Thomas. The Tourist In Italy…Illustrated From Drawings By S.Prout. 8vo. pp. vi, , 271, . large-paper copy with the 26 engraved plates (incl. additional title) on India paper, mounted. original green morocco, gilt edges (some light wear, light foxing to plates & neighbouring leaves, dampstain in lower blank plate margins). London: Robert Jennings And William Chaplin, 1831. $500
Faxon, Literary Annuals, 1532. Pine-Coffin 8313.
384. (LANDSCAPE ANNUAL). ROSCOE, Thomas. The Tourist In Italy…Illustrated From Drawings By J.D.Harding. 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., ii, , 286,  + ads. large-paper copy with the 26 engraved plates (incl. additional title) on India paper, mounted. original green morocco, gilt edges (corners bit worn, some light foxing to plates & neighbouring leaves). London: Jennings And Chaplin, 1832. $500
Faxon, Literary Annuals, 1533. Pine-Coffin 8326.
385. (LANDSCAPE ANNUAL).ROSCOE, Thomas. The Tourist In Italy…Illustrated From Drawings By J.D.Harding. 8vo. pp. 4 p.l., 271, ads. with half-title. large-paper copy with the 26 engraved plates (incl. additional title) on India paper, mounted. original green morocco, gilt edges (corners bit worn, some light foxing to plates & neighbouring leaves). London: Jennings And Chaplin, 1833. $500
Faxon, Literary Annuals, 1534 (calling for 24 plates). Pine-Coffin 83311.
386. (LANDSCAPE ANNUAL). ROSCOE, Thomas. The Tourist In France…Illustrated From Drawings By J.D.Harding. 8vo. pp. vi, , 280, ads, [1 leaf]. with half-title. large-paper copy with the 26 engraved plates (incl. additional title), on India paper, mounted. original green morocco, gilt edges (corners worn, spine bit faded, some light foxing to plates & neighbouring leaves). London: Jennings And Chaplin, 1834. $500
Faxon, Literary Annuals, 1535.
387. (LANDSCAPE ANNUAL). ROSCOE, Thomas. The Tourist In Spain. Granada…Illustrated From Drawings By David Roberts. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., [v]-xv, 288. lacking half-title? large-paper copy with the 21 engraved plates (incl. additional title) on India paper, mounted. 10 wood-engraved plates (proofs of the text illus). 10 wood engravings in the text. original green morocco, gilt edges (spine lightly sunned, some light foxing to plates & adjacent leaves). London: Robert Jennings And Co., 1835. $700
Faxon, Literary Annuals, 1536 (not mentioning the proofs of the wood engravings).
388. (LANDSCAPE ANNUAL). ROSCOE, Thomas. The Tourist In Spain. Andalusia…Illustrated From Drawings By David Roberts. 8vo. pp. xii, 280, ads. large-paper copy with the 21 engraved plates (incl. additional title) on India paper, mounted. 10 wood-engraved plates (proofs of the text illus). 10 wood engravings in the text. original green morocco, gilt edges (extremities bit rubbed, some foxing to plates & neighbouring leaves). London: Robert Jennings And Co., 1836. $700
Faxon, Literary Annuals, 1538 (not mentioning the proofs of the wood engravings).
389. (LANDSCAPE ANNUAL). ROSCOE, Thomas. The Tourist In Spain. Biscay And The Castiles…Illustrated From Drawings By David Roberts. 8vo. pp. vi, [1 leaf], 294, ads. large-paper copy with the 21 engraved plates (incl. additional title) on India paper, mounted. original green morocco, gilt edges (corners worn, light to moderate foxing to plates & adjacent leaves). London: Robert Jennings And Co., 1837. $600
Faxon, Literary Annuals, 1539.
390. (LANDSCAPE ANNUAL). ROSCOE, Thomas. The Tourist In Spain And Morocco…Illustrated From Drawings By David Roberts. 8vo. pp. x, [1 leaf], 292. large-paper copy with the 21 engraved plates (incl. additional title) on India paper, mounted. original green morocco, gilt edges (corners bit worn, some light foxing to plates & neighbouring leaves, last plate more so & with marginal dampstains). London: Robert Jennings And Co. & Paris: Fisher, Fils, Et Cie., 1838. $600
Faxon, Literary Annuals, 1540.
391. LANG, John Dunmore [1799-1878]. Phillipsland; Or The Country Hitherto Designated Port Phillip: Its Present Condition And Prospects, As A Highly Eligible Field For Emigration. small 8vo. pp. vii, , 447. 2 folding lithographed maps. 4 tinted lithographed plates. modern half calf (paper somewhat embrowned, plates foxed, long tear in 1 map repaired – no loss). Edinburgh: Printed By Thomas Constable, 1847. $400
First Edition. Lang emigrated to Australia in 1822 and was the first Presbyterian minister who regularly officiated in New South Wales. In 1835 he established a weekly paper, The Colonist, which died in 1840, and subsequently edited the Colonial Journal, and the Press. A leading promoter of emigration to Australia, he persuaded the British Government in 1836 to finance the passage of four thousand emigrants to the colony over the next three years.
392. LANSDELL, Henry [1841-1919]. Russian Central Asia Including Kuldja, Bokhara, Khiva And Merv. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xxvii, , 687; xiii, , 732. mounted photogravure frontis. portrait, 4 double-page wood-engraved plates (incl. frontis.), 2 folding colour maps, & 65 wood-engraved text illus. (some full-page), most after photographs taken by the author. original black, gilt & silver-stamped pictorial cloth (rubbed, cloth soiled, extremities frayed, Vol. II upper rear joint starting & inner hinge cracked, Royal United Service Institution bookplates, several library blindstamps, few map tears & repairs – no loss). London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, And Rivington, 1885. $900
First Edition. Lansdell, an Anglican minister,journeyed through Russian Central Asia (Akmolinsk, Omsk, Semipolatinsk, Sergiopol, Semirechia, Altyn-Immel, Kuldja, Turkistan, Syr-Daria, Tashkend, Amu-Daria, Ferghana, Khokand, Zarafshan, Sarmarkand, Kitab, Shahr, Karshi, Bokhara, Charjui, Upper Oxus, Kabakli, Tashauz, Kunia Urgenj, Kunia Vezier, Petro-Alexandrovsk, Lower Oxus, Khiva, Sary Kamish, Kaplan Kir, Krasnovodsk, Turkmenia, and Merv) from June to December 1882, distributing religious literature. His work provides information on the regions traversed, their geography, geology, fauna and flora, characteristics of the people, government, political economy, language, religion, and prison systems, a particular interest of Lansdell’s. Appended are notes on flora and fauna, pp. -653, and a bibliography, pp. -684.
Cordier, Sinica, IV 2836. Nerhood 347. Yakushi L36.
393. LEAR, Edward [1812-1888].Journal Of A Landscape Painter In Corsica. 8vo. pp. xvi, 272. with half-title. 1 map, 40 wood-engraved plates (incl. frontis.), & 40 wood-engraved text illus. A nice copy in original cloth (extremities bit frayed, some foxing to edges, outer leaves & endpapers). London: Robert John Bush, 1870. $1,050
394. LE CAMUS, L’Abbé É. Voyage Aux Sept Églises De L’Acocalypse. 4to. pp. 2 p.l., ii, 313, . with half-title. numerous text illus. (few full-page). 1 coloured map. contemporary half roan (spine worn in spots, piece clipped from half-title, label removed from front paste-down). Paris: Librairie Sanard Et Derangeon, 1896. $500
First Edition. An account of the author’s travels in Greece, Asia Minor, and Macedonia.
395. "LEGION" [Pseud.]. A Letter From Legion To His Grace The Duke Of Richmond, &c. &c. &c. Chairman Of The Slavery Committee Of The House Of Lords: Containing An Exposure Of The Character Of The Evidence On The Colonial Side Produced Before The Committee. [BOUND WITH:] ...A Second Letter From Legion To His Grace The Duke Of Richmond...Containing An Analysis Of The Anti-Slavery Evidence Produced Before The Committee. 2 Volumes in 1. 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., 196; iv, 152. large folding broadside, Summary Of The Colonial Evidence, bound in after p. 194 of first title, apparently as issued. 19th century half calf (spine worn, broadside torn along folds but with no loss of text). London: S.Bagster, -1833. $1,100
First Editions. The author seeks to expose the witnesses appearing before the committee of the House of Lords named to investigate the true state of slavery in the West Indies (the Duke of Manchester, Henry John Hinchcliffe, John Baillie, Lord Seaford, Sir John Keane, and others) as being influenced by "strong personal interest, incapacitated by ignorance, or guilty of gross inconsistency". His allegations are based upon excerpts from actual published testimony. In the Goldsmiths' catalogue the broadside is noted as being issued with the Letter although it is not mentioned at all in the other bibliographies. The second work discusses the evidence given under such topics as Nature and Hours of Labour, Coercion and Disipline, Demoralized State of Colonial Society, Insurrection in Jamaica, Voluntary Labour -Hayti, &c.
Cundall 2631-32. Goldsmiths' 28327-28. Ragatz pp. 519-20. Sabin 40330 (1st title only).
396. LE GOBIEN, Charles [1653-1708]. Histoire Des Isles Marianes, Nouvellement converties à la Religion Chrestienne; & de la mort glorieuse des premiers Missionnaires qui y ont prêché la Foy. 12mo. pp. 12 p.l., 433 [ie. 435], , [1 leaf]errata. with half-title. 2 folding engraved maps. woodcut ornaments, initials & title vignette. contemporary calf, gilt back (corners & head of spine worn, upper front joint cracked, paper lightly embrowned, repair to outer margin of E2, ms. notes on title partly inked out. Paris: Nicolas Pepie, 1700. $2,300
First Edition. A history of the Christian missions in the Marianas or Ladrones Islands in the north-western Pacific, the principal island of which is Guam. Reprinted in the text are several letters from early missionaries (Medina, Clain, Sanvitores, &c.). The author, Charles Le Gobien, was secretary and later procurator of the Jesuit missions to China
Bell L176. Brunet 28230. Cioranescu 41783. JCB p. 418.
397. LEMPRIERE, William [d. 1834]. A Tour From Gibraltar To Tangier, Sallee, Mogodore, Santa Cruz, Tarudant; And Thence, Over Mount Atlas, To Morocco: Including A Particular Account Of The Royal Harem, &c. 8vo. pp. xl (incl. list of subscribers), 464. folding frontis. map of Morocco. 19th century half morocco, marbled endleaves retained (map backed, some foxing, generally light but heavier on outer leaves). armorial bookplate of N.Norcliffe, & signature of C.B.Norcliffe, dated 1881. London: Printed For The Author; And Sold By J.Walter, J.Johnson, and J.Sewell…, 1791. $1,300
First Edition. The author was a doctor in the English army attached to the garrison of Gibraltar in 1789, when Sidi Mahommed, Emperor of Morocco, sent a message to the commandant, General O’Hara, requesting medical attention for his son. “He was promised every protection and a guarantee of expenses and good rewards and the release of certain Christian captives.” (Cox) Lempriere reached Tarudant in September, and there treated the prince with great success, but in his narrative he complains of poor remuneration. He was next summoned to Morocco itself to attend to some ladies of the Moorish sultan’s harem, of which he provides a very interesting account. He also comments on the diseases of Morocco, the state of medical science, the ceremonies of the royal court, and the state of the Jews in Barbary.
Cox I p. 391. Gay 1298.
398. LEPSIUS, Dr. [Karl] Richard [1813-1884]. Discoveries In Egypt, Ethiopia, And The Peninsula Of Sinai, In The Years 1842-1845…Edited, With Notes, By Kenneth R.H.Mackenzie. 8vo. pp. xvi, 455. with half-title. folding engraved map. tinted lithographed frontis. several text illus. An excellent copy in original blind-stamped cloth (cloth very lightly soiled, very light wear to extremities, stain on front paste-down). London: Richard Bentley, 1852. $750
First Edition of the English Translation by Kenneth R.H.Mackenzie. Lepsius, the celebrated German Egyptologist, was sent to Egypt by the King of Prussia at the urging of Bunsen and Humboldt to conduct historical and antiquarian research into the ancient Egyptian monuments in the valley of the Nile and the peninsula of Sinai. Assisted by many artists, he investigated the antiquities of the country from 1842-45, and sent back to Berlin 15,000 Egyptian antiquities and plaster casts. He also excavated the site of the Labyrinth of Fayum. The official results of the expedition were published at the expense of the Prussian state over a period of sixteen years, from 1897 to 1913, in parts containing a total of 900 plates. The present account, dedicated to Alexander von Humboldt, consists of letters describing day-to-day activities written to Frederick of Prussia, von Humboldt, Bunsen, and others.
Ibrahim-Hilmy I p. 376. cfGay 77. cfBlackmer 1008.
399. LESSEPS, [Jean Baptiste Barthélémy, Baron] De [1766-1834]. Journal Historique Du Voyage De M. De Lesseps...Depuis l’instant ou il a quitté les frégates Françoises au Port Saint-Pierre & Saint-Paul du Kamtschatka, jusqu’à son arrivée en France, le 17 octobre 1788. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 3 p.l., vii, errata, 280; 2 p.l., 380; vi, errata. complete with half-titles. 2 folding engraved maps & 1 folding plate engraved by Choffard. woodcut title vignettes & headpieces. contemporary calf, gilt backs (extremities chipped, joints cracked, light marginal dampstains, lackinbg rear free-endpaper in Vol. II). Paris: L’Imprimerie Royale, 1790. $2,250
First Edition. De Lesseps served as an interpreter in the ill-fated La Pérouse exploratory expedition to the Pacific (1785). In 1787 he was entrusted with delivering a report and important collection of documents of the expedition overland from Kamchatka to Paris. His account of his arduous journey contains detailed observations on the manners and customs of the Kamchatkans, Koriaks, and Tchouktchis, descriptions of plant and animal life, and remarks on the commercial potential of Siberia. Appended are brief vocabularies of the Kamchatkan, Koriak, Tchouktchi and Lamoute languages (pp. 355-380, Vol. II).
Bell L237. Cox I 353. Ferguson 87. Hill p. 178. Howes L-270. Howgego L123. Kroepelien 723. National Maritime Museum I 138. Sabin 40208. Wickersham 6616. cfCrowther 2074. cfNerhood 118.
400. LE VAILLANT, [François] [1753-1824]. Travels Into The Interior Parts Of Africa, By The Way Of The Cape Of Good Hope; In The Years 1780, 81, 82, 83, 84 and 85. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xii, 395; 2 p.l. (incl. blank), 403, . 12 engraved plates (2 folding). contemporary tree calf, rebacked (some scattered light foxing, tears in title & 1 plate repaired – no loss). London: Printed For G.G.J. And J.Robinson, 1790. $1,250
First Edition of this English Translation; another translation by Elizabeth Helme appeared the same year. Account of the French naturalist’s first expedition into the interior of South Africa, 1781-82, the title of the work also alluding to his second, more extensive expedition made in 1783-85, the account of which was published several years later. The work contains important observations on the natural history of the region, the Dutch settlers, and the Caffre and Hottentot tribes.
Cox I p. 389. Howgego L98. Mendelssohn III 102. cfCasey Wood 433. cfGay 3118.
401. [LIND, John] [1737-1781]. Letters Concerning The Present State Of Poland. Together with the Manifesto of the Courts of Vienna, Petersburgh, and Berlin. And The Letters Patent of the King of Prussia…Second Edition. 8vo. 2 p.l., 393. contemporary mottled calf, rebacked. armorial bookplate of Geoffrey Hornby. London: Printed for T.Payne, 1773. $500
Lind lived for a number of years in Warsaw where he was employed first as tutor to Prince Stanislaus Poniatowski. Shortly thereafter he was elevated by King Stanislaus to be governor of an institution for educating cadets and given the title of privy councillor. In 1773 he returned to England with a pension from the King, and there published the present work on Poland, his "first and most famous publication...in which he painted in strong colours the iniquity of the partition of that country." (DNB)
NCBEL II 1423.
402. LINDA, Lucas De [1625-1660]. Descriptio Orbis & omnium eius Rerumpublicarum. In Qua Praecipua omnium Regnorum & Rerumpublicarum… 8vo. pp. 7 p.l., 1156, . lacking engraved title. printer’s woodcut device on title. woodcut ornaments & initials. old vellum, overlapping fore-edges (upper joint partly split). Amsterdam: Jacob De Zetter, 1665. $450
Second Edition (first: 1655) of this historical-geographical description of the nations and countries of the world, based on D’Avity’s Le Monde, ou la Description de ses Quatre Parties and De Laet’s Nieuwe Wereldt. The sections on Canada and America (including California and ‘Anian’) occupy pp. 158-178 and 1115-1156, the latter, on the religion and customs of the native inhabitants taken directly from De Laet. The author was a Polish traveller and secretary of the republic of Dantzig (1656).
Sabin 41288 (incorrect pagination). European Americana III 665/120.
403. LINDSAY, [Alexander William Crawford, twenty-fifth Earl of Crawford & eighth Earl of Balcarres] [1812-1880]. Letters On Egypt, Edom, And The Holy Land. Second Edition. 2 Volumes. 12mo. pp. xii, [1 leaf], 361; iv, 377, [1 leaf]errata. 2 lithographed frontis. after the designs of W.W.Ramsay. untrimmed in original blind & gilt-stamped cloth (rubbed, head of spine of Vol. I slightly frayed). London: Henry Colburn, 1838. $450
Lindsay's account contains descriptions of his travels in Egypt, Syria and the Holy Land and his visits to Alexandria, Cairo, Mount Sinai, Jerusalem, Palmyra, Bethlehem, &c.
Blackmer 1019. cfGay 80. cfBrunet 20030. cfIbrahim-Hilmy I 149. cfRöhricht 1853. cfTobler p. 159.
404. LITTLE, [Alicia Bewicke] [1845-1926]. Round About My Peking Garden…Second Impression. 8vo. pp. 284, ads. 68 plates (incl. colour frontis.). original cloth, t.e.g. (spine faded, light to moderate foxing throughout). London: T.Fisher Unwin, 1905. $200
405. LIVINGSTONE, David [1813-1873]. The Last Journals Of David Livingstone In Central Africa. From Eight Hundred And Sixty-Five To His Death. Continued By A Narrative Of His Last Moments And Sufferings, Obtained From His Faithful Servants Chuma And Susi. 2 Volumes. 8vo. xvi, 360, 6(ads); vii, , 346 + 20(ads). 2 folding partly coloured maps, 21 plates (incl. 2 frontis.), & 24 text illus. original blind & gilt-stamped cloth (spines faded, extremities bit frayed, inner hinges strengthened, light foxing to outer leaves in Vol. I). London: John Murray, 1874. $850
First Edition. Edited by anti-slaverty activist Horace Waller.The journals contain a detailed description of Livingstone’s last expedition which began in Zanzibar in 1866 and ended with his death on the south shore of Lake Tanganyika in 1873. “The two main objects of the expedition were the suppression of slavery by means of civilizing influences, and the ascertainment of the watershed in the region between Nyasa and Tanganyika. At first Livingstone thought the Nile problem had been solved by Speke, Baker and Burton, but the idea grew on upon him that the Nile sources must be sought farther south, and his last journey became in the end a forlorn hope in search of the ‘fountains’ of Herodotus.” (Encyc. Brit., 11th Edn.)
Hosken p. 126. Mendelssohn III 135.
406. LIVINGSTONE, David [1813-1873]. Missionary Travels And Researches In South Africa; Including A Sketch Of Sixteen Years’ Residence In The Interior Of Africa, And A Journey From The Cape Of Good Hope To Loanda On The West Coast… 8vo. pp. xxiv, 732, ads. 1 steel-engraved portrait of Livingstone, 2 folding maps by Arrowsmith, 1 double-page wood engraving, 1 folding diagram & numerous wood-engraved text illus. (22 full-page). title vignette. original blind-stamped cloth, recased (slight fraying to spine ends, piece clipped from front flyleaf). New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1858. $350
First American Edition of one of the most important nineteenth century accounts of African exploration. Livingstone describes his missionary activities and travels in South Africa from 1841 to 1853 and his first major expedition, the Trans-Africa journey of 1853-56. On this expedition he travelled from Linyanti to Loanda and from Linyanti to Quilimane. While exploring the Zambesi River, he discovered the famous Victoria Falls in November 1855. “The results in geography and in natural science in all its departments were abundant and accurate; his observations necessitated a reconstruction of the map of Central Africa. When Livingstone began his work in Africa the map was virtually blank from Kuruman to Timbuktu, and nothing but envy or ignorance can throw any doubt on the originality of his discoveries.” (Encyc. Britan., 11th Edn.) Livingstone also here gives an accurate account of the tsetse fly and of the disease produced in cattle following its bite. “Delightful reading.” (DNB)
Mendelssohn III 136. cfGarrison & Morton 5269. cfGay 3034. cfPrinting and the Mind of Man 341. cfAbbey, Travel, 347. cfHosken p. 126 (1st Issue).
407. LOCHER, A. With Star And Crescent A Full And Authentic Account Of A Recent Journey With A Caravan From Bombay To Constantinople, Comprising A Description Of The Country, The People, And Interesting Adventures With The Natives. 8vo. pp. 634. 15 plates (incl. frontis. portrait). original black & gilt-stamped pictorial cloth (rear cover spotted, spine ends & corners frayed, some foxing to outer leaves, dampstain to upper inner margin of one plate). Philadelphia: Aetna Publishing Company, 1889. $250
First Edition. Locher travelled from Bombay to Constantinople in company with an attachee of the French government. Most of the narrative concerns Baghdad and vicinity, and the journey from there to Aleppo.
408. LOCK, Charles G[eorge] Warnford [1853-1909].The Home Of The Eddas. With A Chapter On The Sprengisandr By Dr. C. Le Neve Foster... 8vo. pp. xi, 348, 32(ads). with tipped-in errata slip & half- title. ads on front paste-down & endpaper. folding partially hand-coloured lithographed map. original black & gilt-stamped cloth (rubbed, upper rear joint frayed). London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1879. $225
First Edition of Lock's account of his travels in Iceland, including a chapter What The Tourist Wants To Know (pp. 303-331) with suggested routes for tours of the island.
409. LOCKERBY, William [1782-1853]. The Journal of...Sandalwood Trader in The Fijian Islands During the Years 1808-09: With An Introduction & Other Papers Connected with The Earliest European Visitors to the Islands. Edited by Sir Everard Im Thurn...and Leonard C.Wharton. 8vo. pp. cxi, 250, [1 leaf]. with half-title. 3 plates (incl. frontis.) & 3 folding maps in rear pocket (1 in colour). largely unopened in original blind & gilt-stamped cloth (rear hinge cracked). London: Printed For The Hakluyt Society [Second Series: No. 52], 1925. $350
National Maritime Museum Cat. I 647.
410. LOFTIE, W.J. A Ride In Egypt From Sioot To Luxor In 1879: With Notes On The Present State And Ancient History Of The Nile Valley, And Some Account Of The Various Ways Of Making The Voyage Out And Home. 8vo. pp. xix, 399, [1 leaf]ads. with half-title. photogravure frontis. text illus. title vignette. contemporary half chagrin (bit rubbed, scattered light foxing, neat gilt institutional crest on upper cover & lower spine). London: Macmillan And Co., 1879. $225
First Edition. The author made three visits to the Nile valley, comprising in all about fifteen months’ residence. His account includes chapters on the voyage out, the fellah, dervishes, the Boolak Museum, the Pyramids and the Sphinx, Babylon, education in Egypt, Sioot, the Greek shop at Soohag, the Table of Abood, the late famine, Dendera, Gypt, Luxor, &c.
Cook p. 395. Ibrahim-Hilmy I p. 390
411. LOSA, Francisco De. La Vie Du Bienheureux Grégoire Lopez...De la Traduction de Mr. Arnauld d'Andilly. Sur l'Exemplaire imprimé à Madrid en 1658. 12mo. pp. 10 p.l., 420. frontis. portrait engraved by N. Pitau. woodcut ornaments & intials. contemporary mottled calf, gilt back (extremities worn, short splits in joints, several institutional blind & rubberstamps, front flyleaf defective). Paris: Pierre Le Petit, 1674. $400
First Edition of the French Translation by Arnauld d'Andilly ofthis biography of "one of the most successful of the early missionaries among the Indians of New Spain." (Sabin) Gregorio Lopez [1542-1596] spent over thirty years in Mexico (1562-1596), principally in the pueblo of Santa Fé, where he lived among the Chichimecos Indians. Losa's account was first issued in Mexico in 1613.
Bell L494. Brunet III 1178. European Americana 674/120. JCB III p. 280. Medina III 1568. Sabin 42582.
412. LOTTER, Tobias Conrad [1717-1777]. Atlas Minor Praecipua Orbis Terrarum Imperia, Regna et Provincias, Germaniae, Potissimum tabelli 20 [20 entered in manuscript]... large oblong 8vo. engraved title by Martin Gottfrid Crophius after Jacob Christoph Weyerman & 20 engraved maps with original hand colour. 18th century stiff wrs. (spine partly defective, stain to upper outer corner of engraved title & first 6 maps just entering engraved surface, some foxing to lower margins). Augsburg: [c1744]. $6000
The Atlas Minor contains twenty maps by Lotter and Georg Matthäus Seutter, including maps of the world (showing California as an island), the continents of Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, and South America, and the various regions of Europe and the Middle East. Our copy does not have the maps titled 'XVII Provinciae Belgii sive Germaniae inferioris' or 'Novissima tab. Danubii et praesertim Hungaria' called for by Phillips, but instead has two others he does not mention: 'Synopsis Plagae Septentrionalis Sueciae, Daniae, Et Norwegiae Regn.' and 'Nova et accurate Turcicarum et Tartaricarum Provinciarum, intra fluvios Tyras Neister et Tanaim Don ad Oram Ponti Euxini et in Peloponneso Taurica sitarum'.
Lotter worked in the shop of German cartographer, Georg Matthäus Seutter, after his marriage to Seutter's eldest daughter in 1740, and inherited his father-in-law’s business following the latter's death in 1757.
Phillips, Atlases, 3492.
413. LOWTH, George T. The Wanderer In Western France. Illustrated By The Hon. Eliot York, M.P. 8vo. pp. viii, 360. chromolithographed frontis. & title & folding hand-coloured map. modern half calf (light foxing - mainly to outer leaves, tear to map repaired). London: Hurst and Blackett, 1863. $325
414. LUMHOLTZ, Karl [Sofus] [1851-1922]. Among Cannibals An Account Of Four Years’ Travels In Australia And Of Camp Life With The Aborigines Of Queensland. 8vo. pp. xx, 395 + 28(Publisher’s Catalogue). with half-title. 2 folding coloured maps, 29 plates (incl. frontis. portrait & 4 coloured lithographs), & numerous text illus. original gilt-stamped cloth (bit soiled, extremities slightly frayed, bookplate removed & rubberstamp erased from lower margin of title, frontis. rehinged). London: John Murray, 1889. $500
First Edition of the English Translation. The Norwegian naturalist’s expedition to Australia, 1880-84, was undertaken partly at the expense of the University of Christiania, with the object of making collections for the zoological and zootomical museums of the University, and of researching the manners and anthropology of the little-known native tribes. One year was spent among the cannibal tribes living several hundred miles north of Townsville. Lumholtz succeeded in securing a large collection of zoological specimens, and discovered four new mammals - a tree kangaroo and three opposums, which are depicted in the coloured lithographed plates.
Ferguson 11770. Casey Wood p. 443.
415. LYALL, Robert [1790-1831]. Travels In Russia, The Krimea, The Caucasus, And Georgia. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., [v]-xxi, [1 leaf]list of illus. & ads, 527, ; 1 p.l., [v]-xiv, [1 leaf]list of illus., 534. lacking half-titles. 24 wood-engraved text illus. 19th century half calf (corners worn, cloth of upper cover of Vol. I wrinkled). London: Printed For T.Cadell & Edinburgh: W.Blackwood, 1825. $950
First Edition. Lyall acted as secretary-guide to two Italian noblemen, Marquis Pucci and Count Salazar, and an English gentleman, Edward Penrhyn, on a journey through the southern provinces of Russia in 1822-23. The travellers visited Tula, Orel, Kiev, Odessa, Nikolaef, Kherson, Kaffa, Kertch, Kasrass, Kazbek, Tiblis, Nigni Novgorod, &c. Among other things, Lyall describes and comments on agriculture, trade and commerce, manufactures, mining, religion, education, military organization, manners and customs of the Jews, Tartars, and Cossacks, Russian relations with Persia, &c.
Nerhood 174 (listing Vol. I only).
416. LYNCH, Jeremiah [1849-1917].Egyptian Sketches. 8vo. pp. 3 p.l., 250. 16 plates (incl. frontis.). A bright copy, partly unopened in original cloth (several gatherings roughly opened, short tear in pp. 1-2 but with no loss). London: Edward Arnold, 1890. $225
417. LYNCH, W[illiam] F[rancis] [1801-1865]. Narrative Of The United States’ Expedition To The River Jordan And The Dead Sea. 8vo. pp. xx, -508. 2 folding lithographed maps & 28 wood-engraved plates (incl. frontis.). text illus. in ads. original blind & gilt-stamped cloth (spine & upper covers faded, extremities trifle frayed, some scattered foxing). Philadelphia: Lea And Blanchard, 1849. $600
First Edition. “Lynch carried out the first successful navigation of the Dead Sea, travelling down the Jordan from the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea in 1848. Half the party travelled overland, the other half navigated the river. The boats had to be carried overland by camels from Acre to the Sea of Galilee..Lynch also visited Ephesus, Smyrna and Constantinople. The plates are after drawings by members of the expedition.” (Blackmer)
Tobler p. 176. cfBlackmer 1043.
418. McCORMICK, Richard C[unningham] [1832-1901].A Visit To The Camp Before Sevastopol. 12mo. pp. 212, 4(ads). with half-title. 9 tinted lithographed plates (incl. 2 double-page) & folding frontis. map. original blind-stamped cloth (bit rubbed, extremities trifle frayed, short tear in blank portion of title, some scattered light foxing). New York: D.Appleton And Company, 1855. $350
First Edition. McCormick was in the Crimea during the war and acted as news correspondent for the Morning Courier and New York Enquirer and other New York journals.
419. MACKENZIE, G.Muir & A.P.IRBY. Travels In The Slavonic Provinces Of Turkey-In-Europe. With A Preface By The Right Hon. W.E.Gladstone, M.P…Second Edition Revised. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xvii, [1 leaf] plate list, 313, ads; 2 p.l., ii, [1 leaf]plate list, 341, glossary, ads. with half-titles. 19 wood-engraved plates (incl. frontis. & 2 folding) after original sketches of F.Kanitz & 2 maps (1 in colour & folding). A nice set in original gilt-stamped cloth. London: Daldy, Isbister & Co., 1877. $850
An interesting account of southern Bulgaria, Serbia, northern Albania, and Montenegro in the 1860’s, written chiefly by Miss Mackenzie, and first published in 1867. This second edition was revised and enlarged by Ms. Irby to include additional material on Bosnia in 1875-77.
420. MACKENZIE, Sir George Steuart [1780-1848]. Travels In The Island Of Iceland, During The Summer Of The Year MDCCCX....Second Edition. 4to. pp. xv, [2 leaves], 481. with half-title. 2 engraved maps (1 folding), 7 engraved plates (1 folding, 1 of music), 8 hand-coloured aquatints, & 15 engravings in the text. 4 folding tables. 19th century cloth-backed bds., rebacked with spine mounted, new lettering piece (some wear to covers, some foxing - fairly heavy on some of the engraved plates but the aquatints are quite clean). Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable & Company, Edinburgh, T.Payne, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown..., London, 1812. $1,400
Mackenzie, a distinguished mineralogist and president of the physical class of the Royal Society, travelled to Iceland in 1810 in the company of Drs. Henry Holland and Richard Bright. The present work is the joint production of the three men, Mackenzie contributing the narrative of the voyage and travels, and the chapters on mineralogy, rural economy and commerce, Dr. Bright the sections on zoology and botany, and Dr. Holland the chapters on literature, diseases, and government, laws and religion. "Although the scientific portions of the book have long been superseded, it contains much information of permanent interest on the social and economic condition of Iceland." (DNB) The mineralogical collections brought back from the expedition were spoken of with great admiration by Sir Charles Lyell. The fine hand-coloured aquatints of scenery and costume by J.Clark and text engravings and plates by R.Scott and E.Mitchell are based on original sketches by the three travellers, the majority drawn by Mackenzie. This edition has been slightly revised and a short account of the Revolution of 1809 added to the Appendix.
Abbey, Travel, 160. Prideaux pp. 232 & 343. Tooley 314.
421. [MAFFEI], Raffaele [1451-1522]. Commentariorum Urbanorum Raphaelis Volaterani, Octo Et Triginta Libri...Item Oeconomicus Xenophontis, ab eodem Latio donatus. folio. pp. 30 p.l., 935, . woodcut printer's device on title & on verso of last leaf. woodcut initials. several woodcut text illus. 16th century blind-stamped pigskin, the centre panel on upper cover containing arms & initials 'IWAGV', above & below the initials 'BVS' and date '1593' (corners worn, short split in upper front joint, paper faintly embrowned). ownership inscription on title & ms. notes on pp. 830-35. Basel: [Hieronymus] Froben [& Nikolaus Episcopius], 1559. $3,000
An attractive copy in dated pigskin binding of this famous Renaissance encyclopaedia of geography, anthropology, and philology by Italian humanist Raffaele Maffei. The chapter entitled Loca Nuper Reperta, describing Spanish and Portuguese voyages of discovery to the Indies, contains a reference to Columbus and the New World (p. 278). First published in 1506.
Adams M104. BM STC German p. 585. This edition not in Alden: cfAlden 530/27 (1530 Edn.). cfBell M46-48. cfHarrisse 43. cfJCB I p. 207. cfSabin 43767-68.
422. MAGÉ, [Abdalon] E[ugène] [1837-1869]. Voyage Dans Le Soudan Occidental (Sénégambie-Niger)...8vo. pp. x, [1 leaf], 693. wood-engraved frontis. portrait & numerous text illus. (many full-page), 6 engraved maps (2 folding & 4 double-page) & 2 plans (1 double-page). original quarter roan, gilt back, all edges gilt (covers bit rubbed, scattered foxing, few tears to maps - no loss). Paris:L. Hachette, 1868. $650
First Edition of this account of the first French expedition into the heart of the Niger country. In 1863 the governor of the Soudan, General Faidherbe, appointed Magé and Quintin to undertake the exploration of the country east of Senegal. At Segu they were forcibly detained from February 1864 to March 1866, during which time they collected important information on the geography, ethnology and history of the middle Niger region.
423. MAIRAN, [Jean Jacques] Dortous De [1678-1771]. Lettres Au R. P. Parrenin, Jésuite, Missionnaire à Pékin; Contenant Diverses Questions Sur La Chine, Nouvelle Édition, Revue, corrigée & augmentée de divers Opuscules sur différentes matières... 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., xi, 368, [1 leaf]errata. with half-title. 1 engraved plate, 2 engravings in the text. 2 engraved & several woodcut vignettes. contemporary mottled calf (joints cracked, corners & spinal extremities worn & chipped, spine label wanting, some light browning & scattered foxing). Paris: De L’Imprimerie Royale, 1770. $1,000
Second Enlarged Edition. Letters addressed to Dominique Parrenin, Jesuit missionary at Peking, from Jean Jacqes Dortous De Mairan of the Académie Royale des Sciences, discussing the history, chronology, language, writing, astronomy, art and architecture, &c., of the Chinese. Observing many parallels between the Chinese and the Egyptians, Mairan maintained that an Egyptian colony was established in China fifteen or sixteen hundred years before the christian era.
Cordier, Sinica, 57. Lust 122.
424. MALCOLM, Sir John [1769-1833]. A Memoir Of Central India, Including Malwa, And Adjoining Provinces, With The History And Copious Illustrations Of The Past And Present Condition Of That Country...Third Edition. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., [v]-xvi, 580; iv, 547. 2 folding engraved maps (1 hand-coloured). contemporary calf, gilt backs (rubbed, short split in 1 joint, 1 spine label chipped). London: Parbury, Allen, And Co., 1832. $600
An authoritative work by the great Indian soldier, administrator, and diplomatist. Malcolm was military and political administrator of Central India, including Malwa, from 1818 to 1822.
425. MALCOLM, Sir John [1769-1833]. The Political History Of India, From 1784 to 1823. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xii, [1 leaf]errata, 593, ; iv, 324, cccii. 19th century calf, gilt backs, gilt lettering of the Law Society of Upper Canada on upper covers (rubbed, joints partly cracked, spine ends worn). London: John Murray, 1826. $750
First Edition. Incorporating the first five chapters of the previously published Sketch of the Political History of India (1811), extended to cover the periods of the administrations of Lord Minto and the Marquess of Hastings. The second volume contains observations and remarks on local government in India, the civil service, the Indian army, the British community in India, Anglo-Indians, the propagation of Christianity, and the state of the press. The appendix includes an abstract of the preliminary negotiations for the Treaty of Seringapatam, 1792, and other documentary material. Malcolm was military and political administrator of Central India, including Malway, from 1818 to 1822, and was subsequently named Governor of Bombay.
426. MALLESON, Colonel G[eorge] B[ruce] [1825-1898].Seringapatam; Past And Present, A Monograph. 8vo. pp. viii, -68, ads. 2 folding lithographed plans. original printed wrs. (spine & outer edges of wrs. chipped, light browning to parts of plans). Madras: Higginbotham And Co., 1876. $250
427. MALTE-BRUN, [Malte-Conrad BRUUN, known as]. Universal Geography, Or A Description Of All The Parts Of The World, On A New Plan, According To The Great Divisions Of The Globe; Accompanied With Analystical, Synoptical, And Elementary Tables...Improved By The Addition Of The Most Recent Information, Derived From Various Sources... 6 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xxii, [blank leaf], 503; xv, 529; xii, 439; x, 450; 1 p.l., 427; 1 p.l., -823, [iii]-xvii, xxvi. contemporary sprinkled sheep (extremities rubbed & bit chipped, Vol. VI lacking free-endpapers, some foxing & browning throughout). Philadelphia: Anthony Finley [Vol. IV: John Laval and S.F.Bradford; Vols. VI-VI: John Laval], 1827-32. $600
Volume I-II deal with the theory of geography, Asia, Oceania, Siberia, and northern Africa, Volume II with Africa and America, and Volumes IV-VI with Europe and Russia.
428. MANDEVILLE, Sir John [d. 1372]. The Voiage and Travaile…Which Treateth Of The Way To Hierusalem; And Of Marvayles Of Inde, With Other Ilands And Countryes. Reprinted from the Edition of A.D. 1725, With An Introduction, Additional Notes, And Glossary, By J.O.Halliwell. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., xvii, [v]-xii, 326. wood-engraved frontis. & title vignette & numerous woodcut text illus. contemporary calf, rebacked with gilt spine mounted. armorial bookplate of J.A.Swan. London: Edward Lumley, 1839. $300
First printed by Wynken de Worde in 1499 and long considered to be an authentic and valuable account of travels in Egypt, Palestine, Tartary, India and the East Indies, the present work is now known to be a spurious relation compiled from various sources by one Jehan d’Outremeuse, a citizen of Liège. The present edition is based on the authoritative edition of 1725.
cfCox I p. 319.
429. [MANNERS, John Henry, Fifth Duke of Rutland] [1778-1857].A Tour Through Part Of Belgium And The Rhenish Provinces. 4to. pp. 1 p.l., 131, . with half-title. 13 lithographed plates on china paper, mounted, drawn on stone by J.D.Harding after sketches by Elizabeth, Duchess of Rutland, & printed by Hullmandel. with tissue guards. Uncut in original glazed paper bds., rebacked in calf, corners repaired (covers rubbed & scuffed, light dampstain to upper edge of some plates & leaves, else internally fine). Unsigned original pencil sketch inserted. London: Printed For Rodwell And Martin, 1822. $1,500
Not in Abbey, Travel.
430. MANRIQUE, Fray Sebastião [1587?-1669]. Travels of...1629-1643 A Translation Of The Itinerario De Las Missiones Orientales With Introduction And Notes By Lt.-Col. C.Eckford Luard...Assisted By Father H.Hosten. In Two Volumes. Vol. I: Arakan. [...Vol. II: China, India, Etc.]. 8vo. pp. lxvi, 450; xi, , 481, . with half-titles. Hakluyt Society notice tipped in. 6 plates (incl. 2 frontis.) & 19 maps in the text (6 full-page). partly unopened in original blind & gilt-stamped cloth. Vol. II with Dw. (spine of dw. nicked). Oxford: Printed For The Hakluyt Society [Second Series: Nos. 59 & 61], 1927. $500
“Manrique was a Portuguese missionary, who between 1629 and 1643 undertook four major voyages: (a) a journey to, and residence in Arakan (1629-37); (b) a voyage to China and the Far East, (1637-40); (c) a journey across India (1640-41); (d) a return voyage to Rome, via Afghanistan and Persia [and Palestine] (1641-3)...”. (NMM)
Cox I 316. National Maritime Museum I 425. Howgego M40.
431. [MARBAULT, M. de]. Essai Sur Le Commerce De Russie, Avec L'Histoire De Ses Découvertes. 12mo. pp. 2 p.l., 299, . complete with half-title. large folding engraved map. woodcut headpiece. contemporary mottled calf, gilt back (joints & spine ends worn, paper lightly embrowned, blank corner of one leaf defective, 1 map fold browned & with short tear repaired - no loss). Amsterdam: 1777. $2,000
First Edition of this interesting work, which deals in part with Russian trade and discoveries in the northwest, between Kamchatka and America. While Lada-Mocarski notes that the information concerning Alaska is not particularly reliable or accurate, he recommends as "extremely detailed and worth studying" that portion of the work devoted to a general discussion of Russian commerce. The large folding engraved map, by Croisey after Gerardin, is titled Carte des découvertes des Russes dans la mer orientale, et en Amérique pour servir à l'essai sur le commerce de Russie.
Bell M127. Howes M-270. Lada-Mocarski 26. Cat. Russica M-382. Streeter VI 3471. Wickersham 1775. Not in Hill, JCB or Sabin.
432. MARMONT, Auguste Frédéric Louis Viesse De, Duc de Raguse [1774-1852]. Voyage Du Maréchal Duc De Raguse En Hongrie, En Transylvanie, Dans La Russie Méridionale... 4 Volumes (of 5) text 8vo. & 4to. Atlas. pp. 2 p.l., 402; 2 p.l., 396; 2 p.l., 406, [1 leaf]; 2 p.l., 384. with half-titles. lithographed portrait of the author, 12 engraved plates by Finden after Dauzats, Meyer & Vasserot, & 8 double-page engraved maps & plans (2 also folding). 1 diagram in the text. contemporary cloth-backed bds. (spines slightly rubbed, 2 wrongly numbered, foot of atlas volume defective, some foxing throughout, several leaves very browned, small library rubberstamp on titles). Paris: Ladvocat, 1839. $1,250
Second Edition. The author, a distinguished French general, enjoyed a brilliant career but he was disgraced when he failed to suppress the revolt of July, 1830, his name was struck off the army list and he was exiled. The present work relates his travels in Hungary, Transylvania, Russia, Turkey, Syria, Palestine, Egypt, and Malta. The section on Egypt occupies Volume III and most of Volume IV. This set is lacking the last volume of text, containing the author’s Voyage en Sicile. The engraved plates include plans of Egypt and Alexandria, maps of Sicily and Mount Etna, and views of Balbec, Cairo, Jerusalem, Alexandria, &c.
Ibrahim-Hilmy I 170. cfBrunet 19931. cfGay 2136. cfRöhricht 1802. cfTobler 155-56. Not in Blackmer.
433. MARRYAT, Frank S[amuel] [1826-1855]. Borneo And The Indian Archipelago. large 8vo. 1 p.l., [v]-viii, 232. 22 tinted lithographed plates incl. additional title. numerous wood-engravings in the text. contemporary full calf prize binding, gilt back (spine sunned). prize inscription. London: Longman, Brown, Green, And Longmans, 1848. $3,000
First Edition. Marryat, a son of fiction writer Captain Frederick Marryat, sailed to the East Indies on a surveying expedition on H.M.S. Samarang under command of Sir Edward Belcher from 1843 to 1846. His attractively illustrated work is largely concerned with Borneo, the Philippines, the Loo-Choo Islands, and Hong Kong.
Abbey, Travel, 549. Hill II p. 489.
434. MARSDEN, Kate [b. 1859]. On Sledge And Horseback To Outcast Siberian Lepers... 8vo. pp. xv, , 243, , ads. map & 25 plates. 2 facsimile letters on 4 leaves. uncut in original gilt-stamped pictorial cloth (lower front cover stained, extremities frayed). London: The Record Press Limited, [c1892]. $200
Second Edition (so stated on front cover). The author was an English nurse who journied in 1890 to the Vilyuysk district to minister to the leper colony there.
Nerhood 397. cfArctic Bib. 10964.
435. MARSDEN, William [1754-1836]. The History Of Sumatra, Containing An Account of the Government, Laws, Customs, and Manners Of the Native Inhabitants, With A Description of the Natural Productions, And A Relation of the Ancient Political State Of that Island. 4to. pp. viii, 375, index & errata. double-page folding engraved map (frontis.) & 1 engraved plate of the Rejang, Butta and Lampoon alphabets. contemporary calf, rebacked in morocco (corners worn, map trimmed to neatline, light dampstaining to inner margin of last leaves). London: Printed for the Author, and Sold by Thomas Payne…, 1783. $2,300
First Edition of the first text in English devoted to Sumatra. Marsden, an orientalist in the service of the East India Company, spent eight years in Sumatra as sub-secretary and then secretary of the government at Fort Marlborough (Bencoolen). He is also known for his Dictionary and Grammar of the Malay Language (1812) and his translation of Marco Polo (1818). The present work was praised by Southey as a model of descriptive composition.
Cox I p. 300. Howgego M55. cfHill p. 193.
436. MARTIN, R[obert] Montgomery [1803?-1868]. The British Colonies; Their History, Extent, Condition, and Resources. 6 Volumes in 12 (preliminary matter for the six volumes bound in at end). 4to. engraved title, 32 engraved portraits & views (the portrait of Banks supplied), & 39 double-page Tallis maps with outline hand-colour, drawn & engraved by J.Rapin. text in double columes. original blind & gilt-stamped cloth (some fraying to corners & joints & chipping to spine ends, 2 covers with modest stains, plates with significant foxing & some with marginal dampstaining, the maps clean). London & New York: The London Printing and Publishing Company, [1851-1857?]. $4,650
“A work of extraordinary research, reference, and completeness upon colonial matters and policy.” (Hocken) The volumes provide information on the history, topography, geology, government, population, industry and trade of Australia, New Zealand, British India, South Africa, the West Indies, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Canada (with separate chapters on Canada East and West, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, Vancouver’s Island and Hudson’s Bay Territory), &c.
TPL 3009. Mendelssohn III 269-70. See Sabin 44908, Hocken p. 56, & Ferguson 12306.
437. MARTIN, R[obert] Montgomery [1803?-1868]. The Indian Empire: History…With A Full Account Of The Mutiny Of The Bengal Army; Of The Insurrection In Western India; And An Exposition Of The Alleged Causes. 3 Volumes. 4to. pp. 2 p.l., vii, 582; 1 p.l., 504, vii; 1 p.l., 192. 2 slightly different printed titles in Vol. I, the one in red & black reading The Indian Empire: Its History, Topography, Government… 2 double-page engraved maps with outline colour, 3 additional steel-engraved titles, & 120 steel-engraved plates & portraits (incl. frontis.). 1 double-page table. text in double columns. contemporary half chagrin (extremities rubbed, some offsetting from plates in Vol. I). London & New York: London Printing and Publishing Company Limited, [1858-1861]. $1,350
First Edition. Martin’s account of the Indian Empire includes chapters on history, geology, climate, education, crime, religion, land tenure, staple products, government, finance and commerce, the mutiny of the Bengal Army, &c. The third volume, India Delineated, contains one hundred engravings of the scenery of the Himalaya Mountains and principal sites and cities in India including Delhi, Agra, Lucknow, Hyderabad, &., after drawings by S.Prout, W.Purser, J.M.W.Turner, J.D.Harding, David Roberts, and others, with letterpress descriptions by Emily Roberts. Author Martin served as a member of the Court of Directors of the East India Company.
438. MASON, J.A. A Treatise On The Climate And Meteorology Of Madeira...Edited By James Sheridan Knowles... 8vo. pp. xiv, [1 leaf], 388, [1 leaf]ads. with half-title & tipped-in errata slip. 5 charts on 3 plates. original blind & gilt-stamped cloth (extremities bit frayed). London: John Churchill & Liverpool: Deighton And Laughton, 1850. $1,050
First Edition. Appended to Mason’s text are sections On The Agriculture And Tenure Of Land In Madeira by G.Peacock, pp. -284, and Historical And Descriptive Account Of The Island Of Madeira, And Guide To Visitors by John Driver, Greek Consul at Madeira, pp. -385.
439. MASSAJA, G[uglielmo]. Lectiones Grammaticales Pro Missionariis Qui Addiscere Volunt Linguam Amaricam Seu Vulgarem Abyssiniae, Nec Non Et Linguam Oromonicam Seu Populorum Galla Nuncupatorum. 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., xix, 501. with half-title. unopened in modern half sheep, original printed wrs. bound in (several institutional stamps, few tears & holes in back wr. repaired). Paris: Imperial Press, 1867. $450
440. MATTHEWS, Josiah Wright [1841-1916]. Incwadi Yami Or Twenty Years’ Personal Experience In South Africa. 8vo. pp. vii, , -542. 31 plates & 20 text illus. decorative headpieces. contemporary half roan, gilt back (leather chafed, neat gilt institutional crest on upper cover & lower spine, faint dampstaining to edge of upper margins, occasional light foxing & minor stains). London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1887. $650
First Edition. The author left England in 1864 as surgeon superintendent of the emigrant ship Tugela and secured the position of district surgeon to Victoria County (Natal). He was “for many years closely identified with every social and political movement on the Fields, and his description of the diamond fields, and his references to the 'Illicit Diamond Trade', are particularly interesting. There are particulars of 'The Kimberly Company and Share Mania of 1881', 'The early History of the Diamond Fields', 'An account of the Black Flag Riot', together with sketches of the author's adventures in Basutoland, Swaziland, and the Transvaal, where he eventually settled." (Mendelssohn).
Hosken p. 138. Mendelssohn III p. 282.
441. MAUNDRELL, Henry [1665-1701]. A Journey From Aleppo to Jerusalem; At Easter, A.D. 1697. The Seventh Edition; To which is now added an Account of the Author’s Journey to the Banks of Euphrates at Beer, and to the Country of Mesopotamia... 8vo. pp. 6 p.l., 171. 15 engraved plates (9 folding). engraved title vignette & several wood-engraved text illus. contemporary sprinkled calf, rebacked (occasional light spotting & a few marginal stains). institutional bookplate. ownership entry of William Tucker, 1750. Oxford: Printed at the Theatre, for W.Meadows, London, 1749. $750
Maundrell’s narrative of his travels and experiences in the Holy Land, originally published in 1703, was very well received and enjoyed tremendous popularity. “Maundrell is entitled to considerable praise as a judicious and carefull traveller...”. (DNB)
Cox I 219. Röhricht 1235. Tobler pp. 116-17. cfBlackmer 1095.
442. [MAURICE, Thomas] [1754-1824]. The History Of Hindostan; Its Arts, And its Sciences, As Connected With The History Of The Other Great Empires of Asia... 2 Volumes. 4to. pp. 577; xix, , [1 leaf]misbound, 228, , 231-372, vii, -504, 497*-504*, -705, [1 leaf]advert. 19 engraved plates (1 folding & 1 double-page). modern calf (periodic foxing & light toning, plates offset). London: Printed By W. Bulmer And Co.,.. For The Author…, 1795 & Printed By H.L.Galabin, For The Author…, 1798. $2,000
First Edition. Maurice published numerous works on the religion and history of India. After completing his seven volume Indian Antiquities, Maurice traced Indian history back to its classical origins. Volume I of his history of Hindostan is almost exclusively devoted to the astronomical systems of the Greeks, Indians, Chaldeans, Egyptians &c. The second volume deals with the Hindu religion and the classical history of India prior to 324 B.C. Most of the plates depict Indian deities.
Cox I 306.
443. MAWSON, Sir Douglas [1882-1958].The Home Of The Blizzard: Being The Story of The Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xxx, ; xiii, , [1 leaf]. with half-titles & tipped-in errata slip. 2 photogravure frontis., 18 colour plates with tissue guards with legends, 110 b/w plates (9 folding, 91 double-sided), & 3 folding maps in rear pocket. numerous illus. & maps in the text. original silver-stamped cloth (some spotting to covers, lettering on spines dull, inner front hinge of vol. 2 repaired). Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company…, . $1,300
First American Edition of this gripping account of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911-14 led by Sir Douglas Mawson to King George V Land and Adelie Land, the almost entirely unexplored section of the Antarctic continent immediately south of Australia. In addition to carrying out geographical exploration and scientific studies, the expedition was to visit the South Magnetic Pole. On one excursion in 1912 Mawson lost one of his two companions, Ninnis, down a crevice together with six of their best dogs, most of their food rations, and some of their best supplies. Forced to use their remaining dogs as food, they began to suffer from symptoms brought on by ingesting husky liver containing extremely high levels of Vitamin A. Mertz finally succumbed following bouts of irrationality and raging. Mawson managed to escape being swallowed up by a crevice himself and made it back to their base alone just a few hours after their ship had left. He and six men who had stayed behind to wait for him were forced to spend another winter until December of 1913. In 1916 the American Geographical Society awarded Mawson the David Livingstone Centenary Medal.
444. MAYER, Brantz [1809-1879].Mexico, Aztec, Spanish And Republican…With A View Of The Ancient Aztec Empire And Civilization; A Historical Sketch Of The Late War; And Notices Of New Mexico And California. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., 433; 398, . 1 engraved map, 2 steel-engraved frontis. portraits, 45 wood-engraved plates & numerous text illus. (some full-page). original embossed roan, gilt backs (front joints cracked, tape repair to head of Vol. I spine, some light to moderate foxing, most plates evenly toned). bookplate of American artist Frederic Remington. Hartford: S.Drake And Company, 1852. $650
First Edition, Second Printing. The author was secretary of the United States Legation in Mexico from 1841 to 1844. The first volume is devoted to a history of Mexico, with Volume II containing discussion of population, manners and customs, agriculture, emigration, trade and commerce, military, and the church, followed by a more detailed view of the boundaries, products, trade and population of the individual states. Book VI in Volume II, pp. [349-399] deals with the territory of New Mexico and California, with views of Santa Fe, Pyramid Lake, Sierra Nevada Pass, Shastl Peak, and San Francisco Bay.
445. MEADOWS, Thomas Taylor. The Chinese And Their Rebellions, Viewed in Connection With Their National Philosophy, Ethics, Legislation, And Administration, To Which Is Added, An Essay On Civilization And Its Present State In The East And West. 8vo. pp. lx, 656, 16(ads). with half-title. 3 folding engraved maps with outline hand-colour. untrimmed in original blind & gilt-stamped cloth (bit frayed, some light foxing, spine faded). armorial bookplate of John Thomas Pelham [1811-1894], Earl of Chichester. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1856. $950
First Edition. Meadows arrived at the new crown colony of Hongkong in 1843 following the Treaty of Nanking, and became Senior Assistant and then Interpreter to the first British consulate at Canton. "This made him, in modern parlance the chief British intelligence officer at the leading treaty port. After a stretch of seven and one-half years at Canton, during which he reported the beginning in Kwangsi of the great domestic uprising later known as the Taiping Rebellion, Meadows became Interpreter at Shanghai (Jan. 1, 1852), and by the time the Taiping horde erupted down the Yangtze from Wuhan to Nanking in early 1853, he was well prepared to study them at first hand." (John K.Fairbank, 'Meadows on China: A Centennial Review', in Far Eastern Quarterly Vol. IV No. 3) His detailed account of Chinese politics and society includes chapters on Hung Sew Tseuen, the Manchu dynasty, the T’aiping Rebellion, Christianity, civilization, religion, science and art, &c.
Cordier, Sinica, I 647.
446. MEDWIN, Thomas [1788-1869]. The Angler In Wales, Or Days And Nights Of Sportsmen. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xv, , 336; vii, 348. 2 etched frontis. by Thomas Landseer, 15 wood-engraved text illus. (incl. title vignettes). 19th century full green calf (covers bit scuffed, some foxing to frontis. & titles). London: Richard Bentley, 1834. $650
First Edition. The author is best known as the biographer of Shelley, of whom he was a relation and childhood friend, and as the author of a journal of the Conversations of Lord Byron, which were noted during a residence with Byron at Pisa in 1821 and 1822 (Medwin was introduced to Byron by Shelley). The present work also contains anecdotes of angling in Ireland, Switzerland, and Italy, and hunting and life in India where Medwin served in the army from circa 1815 to 1819, as well as reminiscences of Byron and Shelley.
Westwood & Satchell p. 150. Slater p. 6.
447. MEIGNAN, Victor [b. 1846]. From Paris To Pekin Over Siberian Snows…Edited From The French By William Conn… 8vo. pp. xix, 428. with half-title. folding map & 15 plates (incl. frontis.). A nice copy in original brown & gilt-stamped pictorial cloth (occasional light foxing). London: W.Swan Sonnenschein And Co., 1885. $750
First Edition of the English Translation, including an additional supplementary chapter. Narrative of a journey by sledge over the snows of European Russia and Siberia, by caravan through Mongolia, across the Gobi Desert and the Great Wall, and by mule palanquin through China to Pekin, made in 1873-74 by a French traveller.
Nerhood 316. Cordier, Sinica, III 2139.
The First Extant Geographical Work in Latin
448. MELA, Pomponius Et Al. Pomponius Mela. Iulius Solinus. Itinerarium Antonini Aug. Vibius Sequester. P. Victor de regionibus urbis Romae. Dionysius Afer de situ orbi, Prisciano Interpret. 8vo. ff. 233, . complete with the 2 blanks, B8 & G3. Aldine woodcut device on title & verso of last leaf. Colophon on G2r: [Venice: In Aedibus Aldi, Et Andreae Soceri, October 1518]. $5,500
First Aldine Edition of this collection of ancient geographical texts. Mela’s was “the first extant geographical work in Latin and the only Roman treatise of the classical period devoted exclusively to that subject.” (DSB) His descriptive survey of the habitable world (Europe, Africa, and Asia) includes remarks on manners and customs, details on spectacular phenomena, and speculation on the causes of tides. “Despite his general inferiority as a geographer, Pomponius knew more than Strabo about the positions of Britain, Ireland, and the coasts of Gaul and north Germany; he was also the first to mention the Orkney Islands. Pomponius exerted a considerable influence on early medieval authors, both on his own account, and because Pliny used and cited his work.” (Ibid.) Solinus’s description of the classical world was based on Pliny’s Natural History and Mela’s geography. The Itinerarium compiled by Antoninus provides a brief survey of the whole of the Roman Empire. Vibius Sequester lists the names of the principal rivers, mountains, etc. known to the Romans. Victor’s work on the topography of ancient Rome, which appears here for the first time, is an important source for the identification of Roman ruins. The last text is Dionysius Afer’s treatise on cosmography.
Renouard I 198.9. Adams M1053. BM STC Italian p. 432. JCB I p. 71.
Aquatints of the Pyrenees
449. [MELLING, Antoine Ignace [1763-1831] (Illus.) & [CERVINI, Joseph Antoine] (Text).Voyage Pittoresque Dans Les Pyrénées Françaises Et Les Départements Adjacents. oblong folio. ff. , 74. 66 aquatint plates by Benedikt Piringer & F.Slathé after sketches by Melling. contemporary bds. (worn, hinges & upper front joint cracked, some light foxing, few short marginal tears to first 2 leaves, former owner’s small rubberstamp on title). [Paris: Firmin Didot, c1850]. $5,750
Second Edition. The Voyage Pittoresque was the result of the German painter Melling’s travels in the Pyrenees region in 1821 and is illustrated with a fine series of aquatints based on his original sepia watercolours, depicting picturesque views of the mountains, waterfalls, villages, grottoes, thermal baths, monuments, villages, chateaux, &c. Melling’s intention was to demonstrate that the beauty of the Pyrenees rivalled that of the Swiss and Italian Alps. The first edition, published by Treuttel and Wurtz in 1826-30, contained seventy-two plates, a portrait, and a map, while the present edition is complete with sixty-six plates.
cfBrunet III 1591-92. cfGraesse IV 473.
450. MELLISS, G.W. Views Of St. Helena; Illustrative Of Its Scenery and Historical Associations. From Photographs By G.W.Melliss, Esq., Surveyor-General of the Island. oblong 8vo. ff. , xiii. 13 tinted lithographed plates. contemporary quarter roan (spinal extremities chipped, scattered light foxing, 1 plate caption slightly shaved, hinges & inner margins of title & last leaf & plate amateurishly strengthened). np: 1857. $1,150
First Edition. Scarce: privately printed for distribution to friends. Including views of James Town, the Briars, the Tomb of Napoleon, Longwood Old House, Longwood New House, Marshal Bertrand’s Cottage, Plantation House, St. Paul’s Church, Oak Bank, and Willow Cottage. NUC cites only one copy (New York Public Library); the BL copy is imperfect, lacking the first plate.
Abbey, Travel, 318.
451. [MELVILLE, Henry] [1800-1873].Australasia And Prison Discipline. Dedicated By Permission To The Right Honourable Earl Grey. 8vo. pp. xiv, 392. 1 map (of Storm Bay). title vignette. original blind-stamped cloth, rebacked with spine mounted. London: Chas. Cox & J.Effingham Wilson, 1851. $900
First Edition. According to the preface the author had resided for more than twenty years in the colonies. His work includes discussion of emigration, the present state of the colonies of New South Wales, Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, and New Zealand, prison discipline - with suggestions for obviating the difficulties attending the transportation of convicts, the penal settlement of Van Diemen’s Land, trade and manufactures, land regulations, the aborigines and their customs.
Bagnall 3504n. Ferguson 12467.
452. MERULA, Paulus [1558-1607]. Cosmographiae Generalis Libri Tres: Item Geographiae Particularis Libri Quatuor: Quibus Europa In Genere, Speciatim Hispania, Gallia, Italia Describunter... folio. pp. 8 p.l., 1075 [ie. 1065], . with half-title. engraved title. 57 engraved maps & 1 woodcut view in the text. contemporary calf, rebacked (small hole in title repaired with 3 letters & tiny portions of border supplied in facsimile, minor worming in upper blank margin near end, some light browning & foxing). Amsterdam: Henricus Hondius, 1621 [Colophon: Leyden: Isaac Elzevier, 1620]. $6,000
Second Dutch Edition of this treatise on the geography of the Mediterranean and the Ancient World. This edition eliminates the large maps present in the first edition of 1605, but the small maps in the text, based on those in Bertius' Tabularum Geographicarum, were corrected by Jodocus Hondius. They comprise a world map, a map of Europe, twelve maps of Spain and Portugal, twenty-four of France and nineteen of Italy. The author, a Dutch jurist, was appointed to the chair of history at the University of Leyden in 1592. In addition to the present geography, he wrote many treatises on laws and history.
Koeman III 1. Willems 188.
453. (MEXICO). CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria [1650-1718].Parte della Nuova Spagna, ò del Mexico doue sono le Prouincie di Guadaláira Xalisco Mecoacau e Mexico… [Venice: 1690-1697].17 ¾” x 24 ½” (45.5 x 60.7 cm). old cartouche & outline colour (dampstaining to margins & centre portion above lower border, short tears to margins). $1,100
A handsome map (with two cartouches) of Mexico by the cartographer, theologian, and Cosmographer to the Venetian Republic, Coronelli.
454. (MEXICO). HONDIUS, Jodocus [1563-1612]. Hispaniae Nova Descriptio. Anno 1606. [Amsterdam: 1606]. Latin text on verso, signature Ppppppp & page numbers 345-346. 14 1/4” x 19 ½” (35 x 49 cm). (two small pinholes near centre fold, some light spotting & staining affecting lower margins & small portion above left border). $1,400
First State from the 1606 edition of Mercator’s Atlas.
Koeman II Me15.
455. (MEXICO & WEST INDIES). [ORTELIUS Abraham] [1528-1598].Culiacanae, Americae Regionis, Descriptio. Hispaniolae, Cubae, Aliarumque Insularum Circumiacientium, Delineatio. Cum Imp…1579. Two maps on one sheet.[Antwerp: c1598]. Latin text on verso & number ‘8’. 14 ¼” x 19 ¾” (35.7 x 50.1 cm). original colour (light staining to margins & lower corner of left margin restored). $2,500
Includes maps (on one sheet) of Culiacan, Mexico and southern Florida, the Bahamas and the Greater Antilles, including Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola &c. The map shows topography, ports, towns and villages and two sailing ships in the Caribbean Sea.
Koeman III Ort 32.
456. [MEYERBERG, Augustin MAYER, Freiherr von] [1612-1688]. Voyage En Moscovie D’Un Ambassadeur, Conseiller de la chambre Impériale, Envoyé par L’Empereur Léopold Au Czar Alexis Mihalowics, Grand Duc de Moscovie. 12mo. pp. 1 p.l., 381. woodcut title vignette & initials. contemporary calf, gilt back (light wear to spine ends). Leyden: Friderik Harring, 1688. $1,150
First Edition of the French Translation (originally published in Latin in c1668). The author, a German diplomat, was sent as an envoy by the Emperor Leopold I to the Court of Czar Alexei Michaelovitch in 1661 to re-establish peace between Poland and Russia. Mayerberg, together with his colleague Calvucci and seventeen attendants, experienced great difficulty in obtaining entry into the country. Once there, they were prevented from all external communication, finally being allowed to return to Vienna in March of 1663. Mayerberg’s account of his experiences contains much useful information on seventeenth century Russian manners and customs. The section on Russian laws is omitted in this edition.
Brunet III 1557. Graesse IV 456.
457. MILLARD, David [1794-1873].A Journal Of Travels In Egypt, Arabia Petraea And The Holy Land… 8vo. pp. x, -348. 31 plates (incl. frontis.). original blind & gilt-stamped roan, recased preserving endleaves (short splits in front joint, few small wormholes in rear joint, some foxing throughout, some marginal dampstaining in second half). New York: Cornish, Lamport and Co., 1848. $250
First Illustrated Edition (first: 1843). “The Biblical scholar took a health journey in 1841-42 to Egypt and the Holy Land, giving particular attention to Biblical antiquities.” (Smith)
458. MILLER, Linus W[ilson] [1818?-1880]. Notes Of An Exile To Van Dieman’s Land: Comprising Incidents Of The Canadian Rebellion In 1838, Trial Of The Author In Canada…And Transportation To Van Dieman’s Land. Also, An Account Of The Horrible Sufferings Endured By Ninety Political Prisoners During A Residence Of Six Years In That Land Of British Slavery, Together With Sketches Of The Island, Its History, Productions, Inhabitants, &c.&c. 8vo. pp. xi, 378. original cloth (pieces chipped from head & foot of spine, corners worn). Fredonia, NY: Printed By W.McKinstry & Co., 1846. $2,000
First Edition. Following the Rebellion in Upper Canada in 1838, 139 prisoners were taken, 20 of whom were executed, and 119 of whom were sentenced to transportation to the penal colonies in New South Wales and Van Diemen’s Land. Nine of those political exiles left published narratives of their experiences, of which Miller’s is one. It contains a vivid and interesting first-hand account of the Rebellion, Miller’s trial, conviction, and transportation, his experiences as a prisoner in Van Diemen’s Land, subsequent pardon and return home.
Ferguson 4347. Lande 1980. Sabin 49037. TPL 2790. Story p. 699.
459. MILNER, John & Oswald W. BRIERLY. The Cruise Of H.M.S. Galatea, Captain H.R.H. The Duke Of Edinburgh, K.G., In 1867-1868. 8vo. pp. xii, 487, . text illus. (some full-page). original black & gilt-stamped cloth, a.e.g. (rubbed). London: Wm.H. Allen And Co., 1869. $225
Second Edition. The first edition of this account of the Duke of Edinburgh's visit to the Australian colonies in 1867-68 was also published in 1869 with plates and a chart.
cfFerguson 12627. cfNational Maritime Museum I 690.
460. MINTURN, Robert B[owne] [1836-1889].From New York to Delhi, By way of Rio de Janeiro, Australia and China…Third Edition. 8vo. pp. xi, , -488, ads. folding partly coloured map. original blind-stamped cloth (short tear in map – no loss, inner front hinge cracked). Presentation Copy from the Author. New York: D.Appleton And Company, 1879. $200
The author was the son of a prominent American merchant. This account of his six-month tour of India presents a description of the country just before the mutiny of 1857.
461. MITCHELL, Sir T[homas] L[ivingstone] [1792-1855]. Journal Of An Expedition Into The Interior Of Tropical Australia, In Search Of A Route From Sydney To The Gulf Of Carpentaria. 8vo. pp. xiv, [1 leaf], 437, , ads + 32p. publisher's catalogue. 7 maps (4 folding), lithographed frontis. & 11 other plates (incl. 10 tinted lithographs), all after sketches by the author. several wood engravings in the text, incl. title vignette. untrimmed in original blind-stamped cloth, rebacked with original gilt spine mounted & endpapers preserved (spine discoloured, some generally light foxing to plates & neighbouring leaves). ownership entry of 'George H.Strutt, 1849". London: Longman, Brown, Green, And Longmans, 1848. $2,300
First Edition, First Issue with 32-page publisher's catalogue dated October 1847 inserted at end. Mitchell set out on his fourth and last expedition, undertaken in search of an overland route to Port Essington on the north-west coast, in December 1845. Nine months later, short of supplies and threatened by aborigines, he was forced to turn back near Isisford on the Barcoo River, incorrectly referred to as the 'Victoria', mistakenly believing that he had found his long-sought for north-west flowing river. Although the expedition failed in its primary objectives, it did accomplish the exploration of vast tracts of previously unknown territory in tropical Queensland.
Ferguson 4829. Wantrup 129 & p. 203.
462. MITCHINSON, Alex[ander] Will[iam]. The Expiring Continent: A Narrative Of Travel In Senegambia, With Observations On Native Character, The Present Condition And Future Prospects Of Africa And Colonisation. 8vo. pp. viii, 469. folding map & 16 plates (incl. frontis.). contemporary half chagrin, gilt back (extremities bit rubbed, neat gilt institutional crest on upper cover & lower spine, some light to moderate foxing, map backed on linen). London: Wm. H. Allen And Co., 1881. $750
First Edition. A description of the author’s travels up the River Senegal from St. Louis and up the Gambia from Bathurst, containing details on native manners and customs, fauna, agriculture, the abolition of slavery, religion and missionaries, &c.
463. MITFORD, Bertram [1855-1914]. Through The Zulu Country Its Battlefields And Its People. 8vo. pp. xi, , 323. with half-title. 5 photogravure plates (incl. frontis.). An attractive copy in contemporary half chagrin, gilt back (neat gilt institutional crest on upper cover & lower spine, some scattered light to moderate foxing). London: Kegan Paul, Trench, & Co., 1883. $1,600
First Edition. “…an account of everday experiences during a trip through Zululand in 1882, undertaken with the object of making the round of the battlefields in succession – which, till then, had not been done by anybody – mixing with the people, observing their character as well as manners and customs, and gathering their opinion on the subject of the recent campaign and other questions relating to themselves and their national polity.” (Introduction)
Mendelssohn III p. 342. Hosken p. 142.
464. MOENS, W[illiam] J[ohn] C[harles] [1833-1904].English Travellers And Italian Brigands. A Narrative Of Capture And Captivity. 2 Volumes. 8vo. xviii, [1 leaf], 318, [1 leaf]; xi, blank, 328, ads. with half-titles. engraved frontis. portrait of the author by J.Brown from a photograph, 2 wood-engraved title vignettes, 1 folding map, & 4 wood-engraved plates (incl. frontis. in Vol. II). original blind & gilt-stamped cloth (bit soiled, light foxing to frontis. & first leaves in Vol. I). London: Hurst & Blackett, 1866. $500
First Edition. Moens was captured by brigands near Salerno and held for ransom for four months in 1865.
Pine-Coffin vii (e).
465. MOLLIEN, G[aspard Théodore, Comte de] [1796-1872]. Voyage Dans L’Intérieur De L’Afrique, Aux Sources Du Sénégal Et De La Gambie, Fait En 1818, Par Ordre Du Gouvernement Français. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. viii, 202; 2 p.l., 319. complete with half-titles. folding engraved map & 4 engraved plates by Ambroise Tardieu. contemporary quarter roan (joints rubbed, light dampstaining to map). Signed by Mollien on verso of title. Paris: Mme. Ve. Courcier, 1820. $1,550
First Edition of Mollien’s account of his important 1818 expedition to explore the upper course of the Senegal and Gambia Rivers, during the course of which he discovered the sources of those rivers as well as that of the Rio Grande. Mollien, then only twenty-two years old, was the first European to cross Senegambia from north to south.
466. [MONTAGU, Mary Wortley] 1689-1762]. Letters Of the Right Honourable Lady M—y W---y M----e: Written, during her Travels in Europe, Asia And Africa, to Persons of Distinction, Men of Letters, &c. in different Parts of Europe…Second Edition. 3 Volumes bound in 1. small 8vo. pp. xii, , 165; 2 p.l., 167; 2 p.l., 134. with half-titles. contemporary calf, rebacked (corners worn). London: Printed for T.Becket and P.A. De Hondt, 1763. $1,100
“Lady Mary Wortley Montagu’s husband was appointed ambassador to the Porte in 1716, and she accompanied him to Constantinople. During her sojourn in Turkey she recorded her observations and experiences in a journal (destroyed after her death) which provided material for her actual letters to her friends, of which only a few survive, and for the series of 52 letters which she composed a few years after her return to England. These are not actual letters, though headed and dated close to the dates of real letters. The form is partly fiction but provides the substance of her life abroad and her opinions on Turkish life and customs…”. (Blackmer) The first three editions were published in the same year, 1763. The preface by Mary Astell was written in 1724.
Robinson, Wayward Women, pp. 32-34. cfBlackmer 1150. cfCox II p. 229. cfRothschild 1452.
467. MONTEIL, P[arfait] L[ouis] [1855-1925]. De Saint-Louis À Tripoli Par Le Lac Tchad Voyage Au Travers Du Soudan Et Du Sahara Accompli Pendant Les Années 1890-91-92. folio. pp. 2 p.l., x, 462, . with half-title. double-page coloured map, frontis. portrait, 15 maps in the text, & 64 illus. by Riou (many full-page). numerous tailpiece vignettes not included in list of illus. original half chagrin, upper cover stamped in gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed (binding bit rubbed, corners worn). Paris: Ancienne Librairie Germer Baillière & Cie., Félix Alcan, Éditeur, . $750
First Edition. Following signing a convention in August of 1890 with Great Britain whereby the country east of the Niger and south of the Sahara was reserved to Great Britain, the French government sent Colonel Monteil to West Africa to visit the countries on the Anglo-French frontier. Starting from St. Louis in 1891, he traversed the Niger bend from west to east, visited Sokoto and Zinder and then arrived at Kuka on Lake Chad. From there he proceeded across the Sahara to Tripoli on the Mediterranean coast.
468. MOORE, John [1729-1802]. A View Of Society And Manners In France, Switzerland, And Germany: With Anecdotes Relating To Some Eminent Characters...Seventh Edition. 2 Volumes 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., xvi, 420; xii, 420. contemporary mottled calf, neatly rebacked, spines gilt (scattered foxing). London: Printed For A.Strahan and T.Cadell, 1789. $350
Relating, in epistolary form, Moore's observations of his travels with the Duke of Hamilton, through France, Switzerland, Germany, Bohemia and Austria, his visits with Voltaire at Ferney and Frederick the Great in Berlin.
NCBEL II 1425.
469. MORELL, John Reynell. Algeria: The Topography And History, Political, Social, And Natural, Of French Africa. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., [v]-xv, -490. folding engraved map, 11 wood-engraved plates (incl. frontis.) & numerous text illus. Untrimmed in original blind & gilt-stamped cloth (new endpapers). London: Nathaniel Cooke, 1854. $350
First Edition. The history embraces discussion of the manners and customs of the Kabyles, Arabs, Moors, Turks and Jews of Algeria, slavery, the French colonisation, the role of the French army, antiquities, commerce and agriculture, and natural history.
470. MORGAN, [Sydney] [1783?-1859]. France In 1829-30... 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xii, 527; iv, 590. engraved frontis. portrait. A very attractive set in contemporary morocco, gilt backs & inside dentelles, all edges gilt (scattered light foxing, frontis. browned). London: Saunders And Otley, 1831. $750
Second Edition of this detailed account of French society and culture written during Lady Morgan's 1829-30 residence in the country, including chapters on society, music, the theatre, literary matters, royalism, art, furniture, and a postscript on the Revolution of 1830.
NCBEL III 754. cfRobinson, Wayward Women, pp. 187-88.
“One of the Most Comprehensive and Most Controversial Works on Italy”
471. MORGAN, [Sydney (Owenson)] [1783?-1859]. Italy. 2 Volumes. 4to. pp. 2 p.l., [vii]-xi, errata, 356, , blank, ads; 1 p.l., [v]-ix, errata, 484. lacking half-titles. contemporary half morocco, gilt tooled spines (some scattered foxing, more persistent in Vol. I). armorial bookplate of Sir Charles Montolieu Lamb, Bart., of Beauport. London: Henry Colburn and Co., 1821. $1,000
First Edition. Morgan spent over a year in Italy, where she was presented to the Pope, offered lakeside villas, and regaled with balls and society soirées. “Lady Morgan’s Italy was at once one of the most comprehensive and most controversial works on Italy published at this time. Some journals, unwilling to lose Colburn’s advertisements, were silent or non-committal. Others, resenting the liberal tendencies of the author (described by W.H.Dixon as “Lady Morgan’s eloquent lamentation and description of the change for the worse that had come over everything” since the French withdrew from Italy) produced bitterly scathing reviews. The Quarterly Review for July 1821 was particularly acid. On the other hand Byron, writing to Murray on 24 Aug. 1821, calls it “a really excellent book.”(Pine-Coffin) The DNB notes that the work was proscribed by the King of Sardinia, the Emperor of Austria, and the Pope, but it sold well in England, and editions were published in Paris and Belgium.
NCBEL III 754. Pine-Coffin 81914. Robinson, Wayward Women, pp. 187-88.
472. MORIER, David Richard [1784-1887] [British Diplomat]. Printed & manuscript passport issued to Monsieur Duberly, a native of England and officer in the 32nd Regiment, to vacation in Switzerland, dated October 8, 1838, Signed by Morier. one-page folio, with 2 engraved coats of arms. (horizontal & vertical folds, edges chipped). $400
Issued and signed by Morier as British Minister Plenipotentiary in Switzerland. Stamped on verso at Berne, good for France, 24 October 1839, by Secretary of Legation of Her Britannic Majesty Arthur Maguire (?), good for France, 25 October 1839, by the secretary of the French Embassy in Switzerland C Reinhard (?), and signed 7 November 1839 by the Special Commissioner of Police (Grattan?) saying that Duberly's temporary pass will be deposited at the border upon leaving France.
Morier held diplomatic positions in Turkey and Egypt and took part in the negotiations which led to the Treaty of the Dardanelles (1809). He was later involved in the negotiations around the fall of Napoleon and (1813-15), and took part in the drafting of the Treaty of Paris (1815).
Henry Duberly, to whom the passport was issued, later became paymaster to the 8th Royal Irish Hussars, and formed part of the British light cavalry that participated in the Charge of the Light Brigade.
473. MORRITT, J[ohn] B[acon] S[awrey] [1772?-1843]. A Vindication Of Homer And Of The Ancient Poets And Historians, Who Have Recorded The Siege And Fall Of Troy. In Answer To Two Late Publications Of Mr. Bryant... 4to. pp. 1 p.l., 124. 1 folding double-page aquatint map of the Troad & 5 folding double-page aquatint plates after drawings by Gaetano Mercati. modern quarter calf (plates offset, 1 plate & a few leaves foxed). York: Printed By W.Blanchard, For T.Cadell, Jun. And W.Davies, London, 1798. $1,300
First Edition. Morritt travelled in Greece and Asia Minor from 1794 to 1796. The present work, based on his visit to the Troad in November 1794 with James Dallaway and the artist Gaetano Mercati, was written in response to Jacob Bryant's Dissertation concerning the War of Troy (1796) and Observations upon a Treatise, entitled a Description of the Plain of Troy (1796), in which Bryant argued that the Trojan War never took place and that no such city as the Phrygian Troy ever existed.
Abbey, Travel, 398. Blackmer 1157.
474. MOSELEY, Mary. The Bahamas Handbook. 8vo. pp. 224, , 225-237, . 5 maps & plans (3 folding), 30 photo-based plates & some illus. in ads. original cloth (lower corners knocked). ownership entry of Cawthra-Elliot, Fort Montagu Hotel, Nassau, 15 February 1928’. Nassau: The Nassau Guardian, 1926. $200
475. MUDIE, James. The Felonry Of New South Wales: Being A Faithful Picture Of The Real Romance Of Life In Botany Bay. With Anecdotes Of Botany Bay Society… 8vo. pp. viii, -300, 293-94, 325-362. irregular pagination but complete. folding lithographed map (frontis.). original blind-stamped wavy cloth (spine ends repaired, some slight fraying to rear joint & corners, outer edge of map reinforced without affecting text, some scattered light to moderate foxing). London: Printed For The Author, By Whaley And Co., 1837. $650
First Edition. Dismissed from the British navy, and bankrupted with a bookseller in a venture to make commemorative medals of events and heroes of the Napleonic wars, Mudie and his four daughters were given free passage to New South Wales. In 1822 they landed in Sydney, and by 1825 Mudie and his son-in-law partner, John Larch, had created one of the best agricultural establishments in the colony using convict labour. Appointed a justice of the peace in 1830, Mudie delivered extraordinarily harsh judgments on the bench, and conspired with others to undermine the authority of Governor Bourke, whose methods they described as being responsible for a great increase in crime. In 1833, six of Mudie’s convict servants at Castle Forbes mutinied, looted the stores, and fled. Captured and convicted, five were executed for their actions. Because of charges made at the trial, Mudie and Larnach were invesigated for the ill-treatment of their servants. They were exonerated although critized for the paltry rations they gave them. When he was not reappointed in 1836, Mudie sold his property and returned to England, where he published the present work, “an attack on all whom he fancied had opposed him in the colony.” (Austr. Dict. Of Biography)
476. MUIRHEAD, Lockhart [1766 or 67-1829].Journals Of Travels In Parts Of The Late Austrian Low Countries, France, The Pays De Vaud, And Tuscany, In 1787 And 1789. 8vo. pp. xii, 428. with half-title. contemporary marbled sheep (front cover detached, foxing & light dampmarks to a few outer leaves). London: Printed By A. Strahan For T.N. Longman And G. Rees, 1803. $250
First Edition. The author was librarian to the University of Glasgow. He here recounts his visits to Brussels, Lausanne, Lyons, Avignon, Bareges, Toulouse, Nismes, Marseilles, Leghorn, and Pisa.
477. MULLENS, Joseph [1820-1879]. Brief Memorials Of The Rev. Alphonse Francois Lacroix, Missionary Of The London Missionary Society In Calcutta. With Brief Memorials Of Mrs. Mullens By Her Sister. 8vo. pp. xii, 483. engraved frontis. portrait. coloured plan of Calcutta. original blind & gilt-stamped cloth (foxing to outer leaves, spinal extremities bit frayed). London: James Nisbet & Co., 1862. $200
First Edition. An account of the missionary labours of Reverend Lacroix in India, chiefly Chinsura (1821-27) and Calcutta (1827-59).
Russian Exploration in the North Pacific
478. MÜLLER, G[erhard Friedrich] [1705-1783]. Voyages Et Découvertes Faites par les Russes le long des côtes de la Mer Glaciale & sur l'Océan Oriental, tant vers le Japon que vers l'Amérique...traduits de l'Allemand...Par C.G.F. Dumas.2 Volumes. 12mo. pp. x, , 388; iv, 207, index, ads. large folding engraved map. contemporary mottled calf, gilt backs (some chipping & wear to extremities, some age-browning, overall a nice set). Amsterdam: Marc Michel Rey, 1766. $6,500
First Edition of the French Translation of the third volume of Müller's Nachrichten von Seereisen... (Sammlung Russiche Geschichte (1758), an invaluable reference source for the history of Russian discovery and exploration in north-east Asia and along the north-west coast of America. It is the best contemporary account of Bering's first and second expeditions to Bering Strait and the western limits of North America, during which he discovered Alaska and the Aleutian Islands. Müller served as a scientific associate on Bering's second voyage, 1741-42. Müller’s work also contains the substance of crucial written reports which he found in the archives in the town of Jakutsk which established that the Bering Strait had in fact first been discovered and navigated by Semyon Dezhnyov in 1648. This French translation is apparently fuller and superior to the English translation published by Thomas Jefferys in 1761.
The map is a copy of the St. Petersburg 1758 issue of the Müller map (first published in 1754), which contained the first cartographic representation of what is now the Alaska peninsula. The map also confirmed the existence of a body of water between Asia and America, a subject of great controversy over the preceding two hundred years, and presented a correct delineation of the Kurile Islands.
Howes M-875. Sabin 51286. Streeter VI 3462. Wickersham 6333. Wagner 614. JCB 1531 (incorrect date 1756 cited). Gagnon I 2479. Wroth, Cartography of the Pacific, p. 263. cfTPL 185, cfLande 1358, cfHill p. 206, cfLada-Mocarski 17 (1st English Edition).
479. MÜLLER, J[ohann] W[ilhelm] Von [1824-1866]. Reisen in den Vereinigten Staaten, Canada und Mexico. 3 Volumes. [Vol. III with added title: Beitrage zur Geschichte, Statistik und Zoologie von Mexico]. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., xiv, 394; ix, 482; xii, 643. with half-titles in Vols. I & II. engraved title in Vol. I, 3 engraved plates (incl. 2 frontis.), 1 coloured lithographed plate, 1 large folding lithographed map, 9 lithographed charts & plans (1 folding, 2 coloured), & 20 wood-engraved text illus. A fine set in later cloth (spines faded). unidentified gilt cypher at foot of spines. Leipzig: F.A.Brockhaus, 1864- 65. $2,300
First Edition. "A valuable account by a naturalist of note..". (Casey Wood), describing the author's travels to New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Trenton, Niagara, Toronto, Montreal, Veracruz, Orizaba, Córdoba, Cuernavaca, Puebla, Popocatepetl, Tehuantepec, &c. Half of the first volume and the whole of volumes II and III are devoted to Mexico, the first including extensive meteorological notes, and the third containing an historical and statistical account of the country, with chapters on industry, political administration, judicial system, national defence, finances, &c., and catalogues of Mexican mammals, birds, amphibians, and fishes.
Casey Wood p. 475. Spain and Spanish America II p. 400. Not in Sabin.
480. MUNDY, Godfrey Charles [1804?-1860].Our Antipodes: Or, Residence and Rambles In The Australasian Colonies. With a Glimpse Of The Gold Fields…Second Edition, revised. 8vo. pp. 15 lithographed plates after the author’s own sketches. later half morocco, gilt backs, t.e.g. (some foxing throughout). London: Richard Bentley, 1852. $1,400
The author served as deputy adjutant general of the military forces in Australia from 1846 to 1851. “In Australia Mundy accompanied his cousin Governor Sir Charles FitzRoy on several outback tours in New South Wales, and he visited Victoria, Van Diemen's Land and New Zealand. Aristocratic by birth and conventional in temper, he showed in his books a discerning eye, a lively pen, a keen sense of humour and a marked streak of sturdy common sense. Our Antipodes still makes entertaining reading and is an invaluable source of information for the Australian social historian.” (Dict. of Austr. Biogaphy)
Bagnall 3671. Ferguson 12957. Abbey, Travel, 562.
The World Described
481. MÜNSTER, Sebastian [1489-1552]. Cosmographiae universalis Lib. VI. in quibus, iuxta certioris fidei scriptorum traditionem describuntur… folio. pp. 12 p.l., , 1162 [ie. 1174], . woodcut title border. woodcut portrait of Münster on verso of title. 14 double-page woodcut maps, 37 double-page woodcut city plans & views, 3 woodcut city views consisting of 2 double-page sheets each (Worms, Heidelberg, Vienna), & over 900 woodcut illustrations in the text including maps, plans, town views, portraits, natural history subjects, &c. woodcut printer’s device on verso of last leaf. woodcut initials. contemporary blind-stamped pigskin, brass bosses, clasps & catches (2 cornerpieces wanting, lower front joint partly split, front paste-down renewed, title cut down & mounted – concealing woodcut portrait on verso, lower outer corner of [*]6 torn away with loss of a few words on 9 lines, scattered light foxing, a few leaves embrowned, occasional minor stains, a few marginal tears – no loss, but overall an appealing & impressive copy). [Colophon on 3H8r:] Basel: Henrich Petri, September 1554. $55,000
ThirdEdition of the Latin Translation [first: 1550] of Münster’s celebrated Cosmographia, “the first detailed, scientific and popular description of the world in Münster’s native language [first: German, 1544], as well as a supreme effort of geographical study and literature of the Reformation period.” (Encyc. Britan., 11th Edn.) One of the most popular treatises of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the Cosmographia reached a total of forty-six editions in six languages by 1650, each incorporating additions and revisions.
Münster was a professor of Hebrew at Basel University and a most distinguished Hebraist, linguist, mathematician, and geographer. This encyclopaedic work was his major undertaking. In its completion, which occupied him for fifteen years, Münster received the assistance of more than one hundred and twenty collaborators, who provided him with the most up-to-date information relating to the towns and places described. The scientifically most valuable sections are those which deal with Germany and Central Europe. In addressing his German colleagues for information, Münster outlined fairly detailed directions, devising the first known example of a simple plane-table survey.
Included are separate sections on the Holy Land, Africa, and Asia, while contained on pages 1099-1112 under the title De Novis Insulis, quomodo, quando & per quem illae inventae sint, is a description of America, with relations of the voyages and discoveries of the early explorers, Columbus, Vespucci, Magellan, &c.
The Cosmographia is profusely illustrated with woodcut town plans and views (many double-page), including large-scale views of European cities, portraits, coats of arms, costumes, customs, mining and other activities, cannibalism, natural history subjects, &c., by Hans Holbein, Urs Graf, Hans Rudolph Manuel Deutsch, David Kandel, and other artists. The fourteen double-page woodcut maps, drawn by Münster himself, include two world maps, on the first of which Terra florida (North America) and America vel Brasilii ins. (South America) are named, and the first general maps of the continents, Europe, Asia, Africa, and America. The Tabula novarum insularum is “the first map of the two American continents showing continuity between North and South America and no connection with any other landmass.” (Schwartz & Ehrenberg, The Mapping of America, pp. 43-45, Plate 78). All of the maps had originally appeared in Münster’s 1540 edition of Ptolemy, except the modern world map was recut with several changes by David Kandel for the 1550 editions of the Cosmographiae.
Adams M1910. Alden 554/47. Borba de Moraes II 90. BM STC German p. 633. Burmeister, Münster, 89. JCB I p. 183. Ruland, Imago Mundi XVI pp. 87-88. Sabin 51381. cfBell M523, cfHarrisse 300, cfThe World Encompassed, 272 & cfNational Maritime Museum, Atlases, 465 (1550 edn.). cfNordenskiöld Collection II 155 (1552 edn.). cfNordenskiöld, Facsimile Atlas, pp. 108-09 & 24. cfShirley, The Mapping of the World, 92 (modern world) & 76 (ancient world).
482. [MURCHIO, Antonio, known as Father] VINCENZO MARIA DI S. CATERINA DA SIENA. Il Viaggio All’Indie Orientali Del Padre F. Vincenzo Maria Di S. Caterina Da Siena Procurator Gener. de’ Carm. Scalzi… small 4to. pp. 12 p.l., 516, . woodcut ornaments & initials. Uncut in contemporary vellum over paste-board (few pieces of vellum chipped from paste-board, first gathering partly sprung, few wormholes touching several letters on 3 leaves of index at end). Venice: Giacomo Zattoni, 1678. $2,500
Second Edition (first: 1672). Account of the Carmelite’s journey to India via Turkey and the Middle East. The primary purpose of the expedition was to win back to the fold of Rome the ‘Christians of Saint Thomas’, the vast majority of whom had broken away in the great schism of 1653. The work contains a particularly extensive account of India, its flora and fauna, politics and government, religion and ceremonials, &c. Goa, Persia, Arabia, Turkey, Babylon, and Syria are also described with some detail.
Bell M545. Streit V 538.
483. MURRAY, Hugh [1779-1846]. Historical Account Of Discoveries and Travels In Asia, From The Earliest Ages To The Present Time. 3 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xvi, 517; viii, 525, , [1 leaf]errata; viii, 544. with half-titles in Vols. II & III. 4 folding engraved maps. 19th century binder’s cloth (spinal extremities bit chipped, new endpapers, maps foxed & offset). Edinburgh: Printed For Archibald Constable And Co., Edinburgh; And Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, And Brown, London, 1820. $500
Cordier, Sinica, 1949. Cox II 516. Lust 251. Nerhood 1457.
484. MURRAY, James Erskine. A Summer In The Pyrénées…Second Edition. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., xii, [1 leaf], 341, ; 1 p.l., viii, 312. with half-titles. 12 etched plates. original blind-stamped cloth (light fraying to spine ends, light foxing to a few plates, small labels removed from spines). London: John Murray, 1843. $550
The author traversed the Pyrenees by foot in the summer of 1835, beginning his journey at Pau in France.
485. MURRAY, John [c1739-1824] [British Colonial Administrator of Cape Breton (1799-1801); first Lieutenant-Governor of Demerary and Essequibo (1813-24). Printed and Manuscript Document, Signed, with embossed seal, dated George-Town, January 12, 1819. one-page 4to. (left-hand margin backed & with some loss of paper). $1000
The document certifies that H. Ivan de Water who has signed a document "purporting to be a Power of Attorney from Park Benjamin of this Colony, Esquire, in favor of W.P. Cleaveland and Peter Richards Esqrs residing in New London, State of Connecticut" is duly authorized as a sworn clerk in the Colony and a Notary Public. Also signed by John Chapman, General Secretary.
As Lieutenant-Governor of Demerary and Essequibo Murray was responsible for putting down the 1823 two-day slave rebellion led by Quamina and his son Jack Gladstone. Comprising some 10,000 slaves, it was one of the largest such insurrections in the British colonies before slavery was abolished. W.P. Park Benjamin, the father of the American editor and poet Park Benjamin, was a sea-captain and trader of old New England stock who had extensive interests in Norwich, Conn., and Demerara. Cleaveland was a director for life of the American Home Missionary Society.
486. (NANKING VIEW BOOK). SOUVENIR Of Nanking. oblong 8vo. [ff. 44]. 42 full-page illus. (2 folding). original pictorial wrs., ribbon tie spine (some wear & short tears to edges of wrs., lower outer corner of 5 leaves creased). [Nanking: c1910]. $275
487. NANSEN, Fridtjof [1861-1930]. Through Siberia The Land Of The Future...Translated By Arthur G.Chater. 8vo. pp. xvi, 478, [1 leaf]. 3 folding maps. 156 illus. from photographs on 48 plates (incl. frontis.). original cloth (scuffed & bit puckered, spine dull & ends slightly frayed). London: William Heinemann, 1914. $275
First Edition. An account of the Siberian Company’s 1913 attempt to navigate the Kara Sea, for the purpose of opening a trade route linking the Siberian interior with Europe via the Kara Sea and Yeniseisk River. The noted explorer and scientist Nansen was a member of the expedition.
488. NASH, Frederick [1782-1856] (Illus.); SCOTT, John [1783-1821] & P.B. LA BOISSIERE, P.B. De (Text). Picturesque Views Of The City Of Paris And Its Environs; Consisting Of Views On The Seine, Public Buildings, Characteristic Scenery, &c. 2 Volumes. folio. [ff. 57; 51]. 57 proof plates on India paper (mounted) containing 66 steel-engraved views after drawings by Frederick Nash. contemporary half calf, gilt backs (bindings worn, pieces chipped from spines, some scattered foxing). London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, And Brown..., 1823. $2,300
First Edition, first issue with both title-pages dated '1823'. English watercolour painter and architectural draughtsman Frederick Nash was regarded by J.M.W.Turner as the finest architectural painter of his day. His series of drawings of Paris and Versailles, here engraved by John Pye, John Byrne, Edward Goodall, Robert Wallis, George Cooke and others, was begun in 1819.
489. [NAUD, Michel] [1631-1683]. Voyage Nouveau De La Terre-Sainte… 12mo. pp. 10 p.l., 671, . several woodcut ornaments & initials. woodcut title vignette. contemporary mottled calf, gilt back (spine ends & corners repaired). Paris: André Pralard, 1679. $3,500
First Edition. Naud (also spelled Nau), a Jesuit missionary, “was a member of the suite of the Marquis de Nointel, French ambassador to the Porte, during his voyage in the eastern Mediterranean in 1673-4…Naud joined the Ambassador’s suite only for the journey to Palestine and Syria – he does not describe any of the travels in Greece…According to Sommervogel Naud left Paris in 1665 to enlist in the Levant Missions.” (Blackmer) Tobler incorrectly cites a 1674 edition.
Tobler pp. 110-11. cfBlackmer 1185. cfRöhricht 1138.
490. NETT, C[urt] [1847-1909]. Papier-Schmetterlinge Aus Japan…Nach Skizzen Des Verfassers Illustrirt Von Paul Bender. folio. pp. xiii, 266. 22 plates with tissue guards (incl. 2 chromolithographs & 3 etchings). numerous text illus. original cloth-backed colour illus. bds. (joints & spine ends frayed, wear to extremities). Leipzig: T.O.Weigel, 1888. $1,000
First Edition. An interesting account of Japan, based on the author’s twelve-year stay, including sections dealing with Buddhism, theatre, wrestling, opium-smoking, marriage customs, education, &c. Nett was a German metallurgist and educator, best known for the invention of a revolutionary new process to produce aluminium by the sodium reduction of cryolite. In 1873 he was recruited as a foreign advisor to take charge of modernizing the Kosaka mine in northern Honshu, one of the largest copper, lead and zinc mines in Japan. When the mine was privatized four years later he became a lecturer on metallurgy at Tokyo Imperial Univerity, which position he held until 1885. That year he was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun by Emperor Meiji. Nett was one of the co-founders of the German Society of Natural History and Ethnology of Asia, and amassed a large collection of Japanese woodblock prints which he was forced to sell upon his return to Germany.
491. NEUFELD, Charles [1856-1918].A Prisoner Of The Khaleefa Twelve Years’ Captivity at Omdurman. 8vo. pp. xiv, 365, . 3 maps & 29 plates (incl. frontis. portrait). untrimmed in original cloth (narrow stains to spine & upper cover). London: George Bell & Sons, 1899. $200
First Edition. Neufeld was imprisoned for 12 years in Omdurman after the fall of Khartoum.
492. [NEVILLE, Emma Etta]. Life's Work As It Is; Or, The Emigrant's Home In Australia. By A Colonist.[Pseud.]. 8vo. pp. vi, [1 leaf], 179. wood-engraved frontis. of the township of Willunga. original cloth (spine faded, rear hinge partly cracked). London: Sampson Low, Son, & Marston, 1867. $375
First Edition. Chapter IX contains practical advice to emigrants while the appendix provides details regarding the Australian government and other institutions, tables of wages for men and women, and immigration regulations for southern Australia.
493. [NEWMARCH, Charles Henry] [1824-1903]. Five Years In The East, By R.N.Hutton [Pseud.]. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xii, 328; vi, 326. 2 engraved frontis. contemporary half calf (bindings worn but solid, institutional crest on lower spines, foxing to frontis. & outer leaves). London: Longman, Brown, Green, And Longmans, 1847. $350
First Edition. The author visited Ascension, St. Helena, Calcutta, Hooghly, Java, Hong Kong, Macao, Whampoa, Canton, Ceylon, Tuticorin, Bombay, Aden, Suez, Cairo, Alexandria, and Valetta.
Not in Cordier or Ibrahim-Hilmy.
494. NEWTON, C[harles] T[homas] [1816-1894]. Travels & Discoveries In The Levant... 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xiv, , 360; 2 p.l., [vi]-xiv, , 275. with half-titles. 12 engraved & lithographed maps & plans (incl. 2 frontis., most folding), 12 mounted albumen prints by Francis Bedford of antiquities from drawings by Mrs. C.T.Newton, & 17 plates (including engravings after photographs by B.Spackman, etchings by W.Severn after photos by D.E.Colnaghi & drawings by Mrs. C.T.Newton, & aquatints by W.J.Alais after photos by D.E.Colnaghi & B.Spackman & drawings by A.Berg). 38 wood-engraved text illus. school prize binding of contemporary calf, gilt back (worn, light foxing & dampmarks to some plates, edges of 1 map chipped). London: Day & Son, Limited, 1865. $1,500
First Edition. An account of the English archaeologist's travels and discoveries in the Levant and Asia Minor from 1854 until 1859. Newton was vice-consul at Mytilene from 1852 to 1853 and consul at Rhodes from 1853-54. The work provides details regarding his studies and excavations in Calymnos, Halicarnassus, Cnidus, Branchidae and Constantinople, his most important discovery being that of the mausoleum of Halicarnassus, regarded as one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. In 1861 he was appointed to the newly created post of keeper of Roman and Greek antiquities at the British Museum.
Gernsheim, Incunabula of British Photographic Literature, 284. See Blackmer 1193.
495. NICHOLSON, George. The Cape And Its Colonists: With Hints To Settlers. 8vo. pp. vii, 219. with half-title. engraved frontis. of Grahamstown. later half red morocco for Chas.J.Sawyer, t.e.g. London: Henry Colburn, 1848. $750
First Edition. Nicholson emigrated to South Africa in 1843 and spent several unsuccessful years as a farmer in the district of Graaf-Reinet before returning to England. “During his residence in Cape Town, and in the course of his journeys, the author saw a good deal of the Cape Colony…Nicholson deprecates the efforts of the Colonial missionaries…with regard to the Boers it is maintained that the ‘hasty, fanatical, and oppressive manner in which the emancipation of the slaves was conducted in the Cape Colony’, had converted those previously loyal subjects to bitter enemies…”. (Mendelssohn)
Mendelssohn III 543.
Finely Illustrated American Natural History
496. NIEREMBERG, Juan Eusebio [1595-1658]. Historiae Naturae, Maxime Peregrinae, Libris XVI. Distincta. In quibus rarissima Naturae arcana, etiam astronomica, & ignota Indiarum animalia, quadrupedes, aves, pisces, reptilia, insecta, zoophyta, plantae, metalla, lapides, & alia mineralia, fluviorumque & elementorum conditiones, etiam cum proprietatibus medicinalibus, describuntur... folio. pp. 4 p.l., 502, index. title in red & black. text in double columns. fine engraved printer's device on title & another woodcut device on verso of last leaf. 69 woodcuts in the text. woodcut ornaments & initials. A very fine copy, bound in contemporary vellum (text lightly embrowned, light spotting on title). Nordkirchen bookplate. Antwerp: Balthasar Moretus, Plantin Press, 1635. $9,750
First Edition of this handsomely illustrated work on the natural history of America and the East Indies, with particular emphasis on Mexico. Nieremberg, a Spanish Jesuit of German extraction, was professor of natural history at the Imperial College at Madrid. Included are descriptions of the bison, raccoon, porcupine, beaver, vicuna, armadillo, monkeys, emu, birds of paradise, whale, snakes, crocodile, iguana, coca, tobacco, guiacum, passionflower, &c. "Many new world species are described here for the first time." (De Belder Sale, 1987, lot 257) Several chapters contain information relating to the religion of the Aztecs and the Incas, and to Mexico before the Conquest. Added at the end are two books on marvelous and miraculous natural phenomena in Europe and one on those in the Promised Land of the Hebrews. The fine text woodcuts (fifty-four zoological and fifteen botanical) are by Christoffel Jegher [1569-1652], who had worked extensively for Rubens.
"A classic work of some value describing a medley of animals, plants, and minerals - some of them new to the zoological science of the day. This volume is becoming quite rare." (Casey Wood) "The author provides a botanical account of tobacco and the numerous uses to which it can be put in therapeutic practice." (Arents)
Alden 635/94. Arents 3278. Brunet IV 76. Casey Wood p. 493. Cole 418. De Backer-Sommervogel 1736. JCB II p. 258. Nissen ZBI 2974. Pritzel 6701. Sabin 55268. Thorndike VII pp. 330-33 & VIII pp. 33-34. Wellcome I 4546.
497. NODIER, Charles [1780-1844]. Promenade de Dieppe Aux Montagnes d'Écosse. 12mo. pp. 334, . 3 hand-coloured engraved plates (incl. frontis.), folding lithographed map & 3 wood-engraved vignettes (1 on title) by M.Thompson. woodcut tailpieces. contemporary half calf (joints cracked). bookplate of Robert de Billy, diplomat, writer, & friend of Proust. Paris: J.N.Barba, 1821. $700
First Edition. The French writer and librarian visited Brighton, London, Oxford, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Loch-Lomond, Luss, Ben-Lomond, and Ayr, and comments on theatre, museums, the Greenwich Docks, architecture, &c. The hand-coloured plates include a frontispiece of a clan chieftan and two of natural history subjects after drawings by Bory de St. Vincent.
Carteret III 430. Vicaire VI 99-100.
498. NORDHOFF, Charles [1830-1901]. Peninsular California Some Account Of The Climate, Soil, Productions, And Present Condition Chiefly Of The Northern Half Of Lower California. 8vo. pp. 130, ads. 12 full-page illus. & 2 maps (1 double-page). original blind-stamped cloth (extremities trifle frayed, covers scuffed). New York: Harper & Brothers, 1888. $250
499. NORTHLEIGH, John [1657-1705]. Topographical Descriptions: With Historico-Political, and Medico-Physical Observations: Made In Two several Voyages Through most Parts Of Europe. 8vo. pp. 4 p.l., xxxii, 239 [i.e. 289], 196, index & errata. 1 engraved plate. contemporary paneled calf (head of spine damaged, lower portion of leaves dampstained throughout). armorial bookplate of Sr. Walter Parker, Baronet, of Ratton. London: Printed for Benj. Tooke, 1702. $750
First Edition. The English physician visited the Netherlands, France, Savoy, and Piedmont.
Cox I p. 89. Blake p. 327. Pine-Coffin 689.
500. (NUREMBERG). B.F.A.G. Geometrischer Grundris Der Des Heiligen Römischen Reichs Freyen Stadt Nürnberg. B.F.A.G. del: et Sculp: Aug Vind: [c1730]. 21 ¼” x 23 ½” (53.9 x 59 cm). black & white engraving (backed on linen, several short tears to margins, some spotting mainly to margins & linen). $2,500
This city plan of Nuremberg shows streets, public buildings, markets, churches, town walls, districts &c. Seutter also published this plan, but, this edition does not show the publisher, only the initials, B.F.A.G., of the map-maker and engraver.
501. (NUREMBERG). HOMANN, Johann Baptist [1663-1724]. Grundris der des Heil. Rom. Reichs Freyen Stadt Nurnberg Zu finden In der Hommanischen Officin Anno 1732… [Nuremberg: 1732].19 ½” x 22 ½” (within borders; 49.3 x 57.8 cm). old colour (horizontal fold, vertical fold near centre fold, side margins trimmed within platemarks, two cm tear at centre fold & few pinholes). $2,000
Homann’s plan shows the city within the fortified walls and the surrounding area. A keyed reference locates the districts and important civic buildings and churches.
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