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1. Benoist, Felix.

Nice Et Savoie, Sites Pittoreques, Monuments, Description Et Histoire Des Departments De La Savoie, De La Haute-Savoie Et Des Alpes-Maritimes (Ancienne Province De Nice).

Paris: Henri Charpentier, 1864. First edition. 64, 62, 42 pages. 19 x13 inches. 90 color lithographs (with descriptive text) and two tinted color maps: all present per Indices in the rear of each volume. Plates after Felix Benoist and Joseph Dessaix, with text by Xavier Eyma and Joseph Dessaix. Title pages printed in red and black. Second volume with some foxing, offsetting to text, apparently the set scarcely opened with interior contents fresh and clean overall. Front cover decorated in blind and gilt, latter bright and sharp, raised bands, spine richly gilt decorated, panels design in gilt florets, white silk moire endpapers, light wear to spine bottoms. Publisher brown leather spine and brown cloth. Aeg. Near fine. 3 vols. $2,550.00


2. Brocquiere, Bertrandon De La.

The Travels Of Bertrandon De La Brocquiere, Counsellor & First Esquire-Carver To Philippe Le Bon, Duke Of Burgundy, To Palestine, And His Return From Jerusalem Overland To France During The Years 1432 & 1433. Extracted and put into modern French from a Manuscript in the National Library at Paris,....

London: Hafod Press, 1807. First English language edition. 336 pages. 24 x 15 cm. Folding map of Tartar. Translated by Thomas Johns, proprietor of the Hafted Press, James Henderson, printer. La Brocquiere offers considerable encouragement in support of a campaign against the Turks, and concludes a force composed of French, English and Germans if in sufficient numbers could liberate Europe from the Ottoman Empire. POTSHOTS, p.702. TOILER pp. 46-47. WEBER II, 108. Half title, bookplate, extremities and backstrip rubbed, spine head 1/2 centimeter loss, interior contents generally clean, marbled endpapers and matching edges. Contemporary paneled calf, professionally rebacked, center panel decorations in gilt and dark brown. Very good. $1,200.00


3. Burton, Richard F. & Charles F. Tyrwhitt Drake.

Unexplored Syria Visits To The Libanus, The Tulel El Safa, The Anti-Libanus, The Northern Libanus, And The `Alah.

London: Tinsley Brothers, 1872. First edition. 360 & 400 pages. 23 x 14 cm. Twenty-seven lithographed plates including the frontispieces, eleven are folding, plus large fold-out color map, and twenty-eight text illustrations. Index. Burton noted this work as a "pot-pourri" on "Unexplored Syria," containing articles by Burton Drake, Mrs. Burton and others -- rather than a continuous and smooth narrative -- compiled during sundry desert explorations Burton was Consul in Damascus from 1865-197, and Drake came to Syria under the auspices of the Palestine Exploration Society. PENZER 85-88. Scarce set in original cloth, interior contents clean, a few map folds reinforced with archival tape, light cover soiling, a few corners bumped, two small cloth puckers (approx. one by one inches) cover of Vol.I and back cover Vol.II. Orig. cloth, front cover border fillets in black, frame interior rectangular designs also in black with back covers a design mirror, but in blind. Very good. 2 vols. $1,050.00


4. Burton, Richard Francis.

Abeokuta And The Camaroons. An Exploration.

London: Tinsley Brothers, 1863. First edition. 333 & 306 pages. 21 x 14 cm. Mounted frontispiece portrait of Burton, four wood engraved plates and folding lithographic map laid down on linen. A record of two explorations -- to Abeokata, Nigeria's capital and the Camaroon Mountains where he ascended Mt. Victoria -- when Burton was posted as Consul in Fernando Po, a boring, seemingly dead-end position he despised. PENZER 70. Quite scarce in the original cloth, yellow endpapers, light soiling to first few free endpapers and in margins of Burton frontispiece in Vol.I., backstrip extremities nicked, cover panels decorated in blind, backstrips lettered in gilt. Orig. green cloth. Very good. 2 vols. $1,395.00


5. _____.

First Footsteps In East Africa Or, An Exploration Of Harar.

London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1856. First edition. 648 pages. 23 x 15 cm. Two maps, 4 colored lithographic plates; half-title. First edition, second issue, without the suppressed fourth Appendix on female circumcision included in the first issue. In 1849, the East India Company supported an exploration program to present-day Somalia. By 1854, the program was largely abandoned, but was revived by Burton to become his first African expedition. That year, he set out from Aden disguised as an Arab merchant to cross the desert to Harar, a closed city never opened to foreigners. Speke accompanied him on the journey, and their differing accounts of the true source of the Nile River ignited a controversy between them. Appendicies include Speke's diary of his African journey, Hearne's meterological observations, and a description of Cornwallis's 1841 attempt to enter Harrar. Pages 46-47 the only pages toned. Extensive Index. 24 pages of publisher adverts at rear. ABBEY TRAVEL 276. CASADA 35; IBRAHIM-HILMY p.111. PENZER p. 60-63. SPINK 16. Modern black morocco, marbled endpapers, raised bands, red leather spine labels lettered in gilt. Fine. $2,250.00


6. Butler, Captain Henry.

South African Sketches: Illustrative Of The Wild Life Of A Hunter On The Frontier Of The Cape Colony.

London: Ackermann and Co, 1841. First edition. 15 pages in text. Folio, 39 x 28.5 cm. Thirty-one illustrations on 15 plates [sixteen hand-colored]. ABBEY TRAVEL 336. "An interesting book, combining lithographed line-drawings with more elaborate coloured lithographs. Gordon-Brown erroneously refers to the plates as coloured aquatints." TOOLEY 126. The attractive plates of hunting scenes illustrate sporting adventures on the Bontebok Flats in Kaffaria near the Kat River Settlement. The book was written and sketched on the spot, an early record of this part of South Africa by the author who served in the 59th Regiment. Interior contents bright and fresh, all plates with tissue guards, small book label, lower corners bumped, backstrip extremities slightly rubbed. Three quarter red calf and maroon cloth. Very good. $1,800.00


8. Chaillu, Paul du.

The Country Of The Dwarfs.

New York: Harper and Company, 1871. 314 pages. 19 x 13 cm. Twenty four full page black and white illustrations. Eight pages of adverts at rear. Chaillu explored the regions of West Africa in the neighborhood of the equator, gaining considerable knowledge of the delta of the Ogooué River and the estuary of the Gabon, and the first modern European outsider to confirm the existence of gorillas, and later the Pygmy people of central Africa. Interior contents very fresh and bright as is the front cover gilt decoration. Spine faded, slight rubbing to backstrip extremities. Orig. brown cloth decorated and lettered in gilt. Near fine. $375.00


9. Christian, P.

L'Afrique Francaise L'Empire De Maroc Et Les Deserts De Sahara Conquetes, Victoires Et Decouvertes De Francais, Depuis La Prise D' Alger Juaqu'a Nos Jours.

Paris: A. Barbier, 1846. First edition. 490 pages. 27 x 19 cm. Nine hand-colored plates (with tissue guards) and a host of steel engraved plates -- Philippoteaux, T. Johannot, E. Bellange, Isabey, E. Lamy, K. Girandet, Morel Fatio, C. Nanteuil, H. Baron et al. Six pages at end of text -- Citations A L'Ordre De L'Armee -- military encounters and events in year order, 1830-1845. providing names of officer's in charge and participating. Some scattered, intermittent foxing more pronounced in first leaves, colored plates clean, lower corners bumped, modest extremity rubbing, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt. Text in French. Contemporary quarter brown morocco and brown boards. Very good. $420.00


10. Cockburn, Major-General James Patterson.

Swiss Scenery From Drawings By Major Cockburn.

London: Rodwell & Martin, 1820. First edition. Unpaginated. 27 1/2 x 18 1/2 cm. Sixty steel plates engraved by Heath, Owen, Lacey, et al (with tissue guards), including vignette title and frontispiece. Plate Index. Bound without letterpress title. Each plate described in English (recto) and French (verso). "Cockburn, an officer of the Artillery is the author of several books of travel which he illustrated." [see: BRYAN, Vol.I, p.308]. Moderate toning to first few leaves, plates and text generally bright and clean, slight extremity rubbing, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt. Contemporary half red morocco and marbled boards. Aeg. Near Fine. $795.00


11. Dalrymple, Alexander.

Voyages Dans La Mer Du Sud, Par Les Espagnols Et Les Hollandois.

Paris: Saillant & Nyon and Pissot, 1774. First French edition. 502 pages. 19 x 12 1/2 cm. Three engraved folding maps of the South Pacific (some soiling along folds, few old repairs on versos). Wood engraved chapter head and tail pieces. An abridged version of the author's "Historical Collections of the Several Voyages and Discoveries in the South Pacific Ocean," 1770-1771. Translated with a Preface by Anne Francois Joachim de Freville. Pages 113-122 omitted in pagination with text continuous. The English edition, an important collection of voyages, relating entirely to the discoveries made between South American and New Guinea. Dalrymple is also remembered for some unpleasant associations with Cook's first voyage in 1768. Dalrymple, a member of the Royal Society, well versed in hydrography and astronomy was originally selected to head the expedition, but the Admiralty preferred to place a naval man in charge and offered it to James Cook, than a lieutenant. Dalyrmple remained home refusing to serve in a subordinate capacity. HILL p.392. SABIN 18344. Smooth spine decorated in gilt, red morocco spine label lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, slight nicks backstrip head and foot, penciled annotation paste-down front cover endpaper, text clean. Contemporary full mottled brown calf. All edges red. Very good. $1,295.00


12. Durand, Jean Baptiste Leonard.

A Voyage To Senegal; or, Historical, Philosophical, and Political Memoirs, Relative To The Discoveries, Establishments, and Commerce of Europeans In The Atlantic Ocean, From Cape Blanco to the River of Sierra Leone. To Which Is Added An Account Of A Journey From Isle St. Louis To Galam.

London: Richard Phillips, 1806. First English edition. 181 pages, (3). Index. 21 1/2 x 13 cm. Folding map and seven aquatint plates, many with two images per plate. Translated from the French. 18th century account of European activity in West Africa. The English captured Isle St. Louis and Senegal in 1758; the French regaining possession twenty years later. BRUNET Vol. III, p. 903. Intermittent light text foxing, a few plates closely cropped with loss to one of a caption, plates bright and clean. George Harwood bookplate. Modern black cloth with black leather spine label lettered in gilt. Near fine. $395.00


13. Ellis, Henry.

A Voyage to Hudson's-Bay, By The Dobbs Galley and California, In the Years 1746 and 1747, For Discovering a North West Passage; With An accurate Survey of the Coast, and a short Natural History of the Country Together With A fair View of the Facts and Arguments from which the future finding of such a Passage is rendered possible.

London: H. Whitridge, 1748. First edition. 336 pages 20.5 x 13 cm. Folding map: 9 engraved plates of which five are folding. A synopsis of twenty three voyages in an attempt to discover the Northwest passage. Transformative voyage under Captains Moore and Smith with Arthur Dobbs who served as hydrographer, surveyor and mineralogist -- the leading subscriber for this privately financed journey -- that finally proved the nonexistence of a North West passage. Included are commentary from Eskimos and observations on the nature of tides. HILL I, p. 94. SABIN, 22312. Armorial bookplates front endpapers, interior generally clean and fresh. Two armorial bookplates of Robert John Verney, Lord Willoughby De Broke. Robert John Verney, 17th Baron Willoughby de Broke (18091862). Contemporary full calf rebacked, raised bands, gilt cover border panels, red leather spine label. Very good. $1,500.00


14. Galibert, M. Leon.

Histoire De La Republique De Venise.

Paris: Furne, Libraire-Editeur, 1855. 598 pages. 27 x 17 cm. Twenty four full page high quality steel engraved plates with tissue guards. Chapter headings with Initial letters, List of the Doges of Venice Text generally very clean and bright. scattered light toning to margins of front fold-out map of Venise. Small, faint oval library stamp title page. Raised bands, spine lettered in gilt, sunning to front cover. Brown leather spine and brown cloth. Aeg. Near fine. ) $295.00


15. Gardiner, Allen Francis.

Narrative Of A Journey To The Zoolu Country, In South Africa.

London: William Crofts, 1836. First edition. 412 pages. 23 x 15 cm. Two folding maps with outline coloring, 26 plates, two in color. Gardiner attended the Royal Naval College at Portsmouth, serving at sea from 1810-1826, rising to rank of Commander. He then devoted the remainder of his life to missionary work, founding the first missionary station at Port Natal. From 1834 to 1838 he attempted to establish Christian churches in Zululand without success. Color plates clean, a few black and white engravings toned at margins, some text toning, last thirty leaves one half centimeter stain at lower fore-edge. Modern ruby cloth, black leather spine label printed in gilt. Very good. $750.00


15A.  Gell, William. 

The Topography Of Troy And Its Vicinity; Illustrated And Explained By Drawing And Descriptions. Dedicated By Permission, To Her Grace The Duchess Of Devonshire. 

London: T.N. Longman And O.Rees, 1804. First edition. 124 pages. Folio, 43.5 x 27.5 cm. Hand-colored engraved vignette on title-page, 31 engraved and aquatint plates on 30 sheets, 3 of which folding, and 14 mostly hand-colored vignettes, numbered 1-45. One of “the most beautiful book on Troy ever published” (Lascarides). Gell’s pioneer work placed the ancient city of Troy at Bounarbashi -- just three miles south of the currently accepted site of Troy at Hisarlik. Gell, known for his rapid sketching ability, used a camera lucida to produce in very short time extremely accurate sketches of landscapes and scenes that faithfully convey the Greek landscape. Schliemann, an amateur archaeologist was at first skeptical about the identification of Hissarlik with Troy but was persuaded by Calvert. In 1870, Schliemann began digging at Hissarlik, and by 1873 had discovered nine buried cities. Provenance: contemporary inscription on front flyleaf verso of a later Lord Byron footnote from his 1809 poem “English Bards and Scotch Reviewers”. ABBEY TRAVEL. 399; ATABEY. 483; BLACKMER. 660. LASCARDES., The Search for Troy 81. Some offsetting of plates to text. Text and plates clean and bright. Half tan modern antique niger, original marbled sides, spine gilt with morocco lettering-piece gilt, bound by W. Forth with contemporary binders’ ticket. Near fine. ) $4,995.00


16. Gisborne, Lionel.

The Isthmus Of Darien In 1852. Journal Of The Expedition Of Inquiry For The Junction Of The Atlantic And Pacific Oceans. With Four Maps.

London: Saunders And Stanford, 1853. First edition. 238 pages. 20 x 13 cm. Maps are tinted. Gisborne, a British engineer went to Ireland in 1842 as a resident engineer to improve the navigability of the Shannon River, deepening and rebuilding bridges. Later he worked on the Upper Shannon and was appointed Engineer in Chief. He died in 1861 at the early age of thirty-eight. Maps: all are foldouts -- Central America, Topographical Map (Portion of Darien in site of Proposed Inter-Oceanic Navigation August 1852), Darien Ship Navigation & Darien Ship Navigation. Interior contents fresh and clean. Orig. publisher's dark green cloth decorated in blind, front cover and spine lettered in gilt. Very good. $695.00


17. Hakewill, James.

A Picturesque Tour Of the Island Of Jamaica From Drawings Made In The Years 1820 and 1821.

Kingston: Mill Press Limited, 1990. Reprint. Unpaginated. with 13 page introduction from the original edition. Folio, 43 x 29 cm. Limited edition, copy 288 of 500. Foreword by David Boxer, Director, National Gallery of Jamaica. Biographical Sketch of Hakewill by B.W. Higman, Department of History University of the West Indies. Original edition published 1825 in seven folios, each containing three plates. This edition with 21 full page color plates with tissue guards, with list of plates by number. ABBEY Vol. II. 683 for original edition. After this work, Hakewell turned to more definitively towards practical architecture. Handsome production. Orig. red morocco, marbled boards with seal of Jamaica in gilt on front cover with matching marbled endpapers. Fine in fine matching red cloth slipcase. $850.00


18. Haklyut, Richard.

Hakylut's Collection Of The Early Voyages, Travels And Discoveries Of The English Nation.

London: R.H. Evans et al, 1809-1812. New Edition. Limited edition, one of 75 large-paper copies on "Imperial Paper" -- considered the best and most complete edition. "An accurate reprint of the best folio [edition of 1599-1600] with the addition of those voyages which were published in the first edition, and omitted in the second. It likewise has a supplement containing all the voyages and travels printed by Hakluyt, or at his suggestion, which forms the latter part of the fourth, and the whole of the fifth volume" PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN 105. "Although Hakluyt himself never travelled farther than France he inspired some of the great overseas explorations of his time and was one of the leading spirits in the Elizabethan maritime expansion. He met many of the great navigators -- Drake, Raleigh, Gilbert, Frobisher and others..." HILL p.132; LOWNDES II,p.972; SABIN 29599. Moderate wear to cover extremities, two bookplates inside front covers. Contemporary calf paneled in gilt and blind in leather reback, red leather spine labels. 5 vols. Very good. $5,500.00


19. Hamilton, John William.

Researches In Asia Minor, Pontus, And Armenia; With Some Account Of Their Antiquities And Geology.

London: John Murray, 1842. First edition. 544 and 508 pages. 22 1/2 X 15 cm. Two fold-out maps, twelve lithographed plates, and wood engraved text illustrations. Complete with half titles and folding tables. In 1835 the author made a geological tour of the Levant with Hugh Edwin Strickland, continuing on his own, the Asia Minor portion of the trip resulted in this work. Hamilton was president of the Geological Society, 1854-1866. He also served as a member of Parliament for Newport, Isle of Wight. ATABEY 552. BLACKMER 779. 'His work is full of valuable information, painstakingly collected.'' Scattered light foxing, Large fold-out map in Vol. II repaired with archival tape. Orig. publisher's cloth stamped in blind, rebacked, endpapers renewed, gilt lettered leather spine labels. Very good/Near fine. 2 vols. $2,220.00


20. Landor, A. Henry Savage.

In the Forbidden Land An Account of a Journey into Tibet Capture by the Tibetan Lamas and Soldiers, Imprisonment, Torture and Ultimate Release brought about by Dr. Wilson and The Political Pehkar Karak Sing-Pal.

New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1899. First edition. 307, 250 pages. 23.5 x 16 cm, With one photograph, eight colored plates, 50 full-page and about 130 text illustrations, and a large fold-out Map from Surveys by the author located at the rear of Vol. II. Printed on heavy glossy stock. Appendix dealing with specific events of his capture and imprisonment. He was known for a witty writing style, he also aided in the British World War I designing tanks and planes. Orig. green cloth decorated in gilt and blind. Very good. 2 vols. $280.00


21. Layard, Austen Henry.

Discoveries Among The Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon; With Travels in Armenia, Kurdistan, and The Desert: With Travels In Armenia, Kurdistan, And The Desert; Being The Result Of A Second Expedition Undertaken For The Trustees Of The British Museum.

New York: G.P. Putnam, 1856. (XVI) 586 pages. 23 x 15 cm. 5 folding maps, 11 lithographed plates (2 folding, 8 tinted), 232 wood-engravings in the text. Index. This edition published simultaneously with the London edition of the same year. This publication "Being The Result of a Second Expedition" under the auspices of the British Museum. Endpapers toned, marginal toning to outer perimeters of some fold out maps, light extremity rubbing, interior generally clean. Contemporary three quarter brown calf and marbled boards, matching marbled endpapers. Very good. $275.00


22. Le Vaillant, Francois.

New Travels Into The Interior Parts Of Africa, By The Way Of The Cape Of Good Hope, In The Years 1783, 84 and 85.

London: G.G. and J. Robinson, 1796. First English edition. 288, 383 and 488 pages. 22 x 14 cm. Large folding map, 22 engraved plates, five folding. Le Vaillant, explorer and ornithologist was sent by the Dutch East India Company [he was born in Paramaribo, Dutch Guiana, son of the French consul] to the Cape Province of South Africa in 1781. He made two expeditions, one east from the Cape and one north of the Orange River into Great Namaqualand and the Kalahari desert. BRUNET Vol.III, p.1034. Scattered, intermittent foxing, one centimeter clean tear in map gutter repaired with archival tape, extremities lightly rubbed and darkened. Contemporary full brown calf, rebacked in antique style, armorial gilt escutcheons front and back covers, raised bands, gilt decorated spine panels, marbled endpapers with matching edges. 3 vols. Very good. $1,600.00


24. Lloyd, William Whitelock.

P & O Pencillings.

London: Day & Son, (1891). First edition. Unpaginated. Oblong folio. 30 x 40.5 cm. Edition de Luxe. copy 284 of 300 signed by Lloyd. One map, chromolithograph frontispiece, title page, 22 chromolithograph plates (with hand-coloring) and accompanying black and white sketches by Lloyd. Published for the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company illustrating life aboard a P&O voyage from London, through the Mediterranean, via the Suez Canal with views of Gibraltar, Malta, Port Said, Suez Canal, and Red Sea. The author served with the South Wales Borderers in the Zulu War,1879, left the Army in 1882 to pursue a career as an illustrator. Wear to corners and extremities, three centimeter loss at backstrip head, interior fresh and bright. Quarter brown morocco spine, leather corners, gilt decorated front cover lettering. Aeg. Very good. $425.00


25. Lytton, Edward George Earle Butler Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton.

The Pilgrims Of The Rhine.

London: Saunders and Otley, 1834. First edition. 341 pages. 28 x 20 cm. Large paper copy with wide text margins, ordinary copies were approx. 23 x 15 cm. Twenty-seven engraved plates -- vignettes, portrait and views. Bulwer-Lytton reached the height of popularity with the publication of a novel, "Godolphin," 1833, which he followed with this work. He coined such phrases as "the great unwashed -- pursuit of the almighty dollar -- the pen is mightier than the sword." Lovely copy, text and plates very clean, a hint of offsetting to some plates; contemporary owner inscription, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt, gilt border panels frame an elaborate gilt floral pattern within, gilt inner dentelles, minor extremity rubbing. Orig. full scarlet morocco. Aeg. Near fine. $395.00


26. Major Denham, Dixon, Captain Hugh Clapperton & Doctor Oudney.

Narrative Of Travels And Discoveries In Northern And Central Africa, In The Years 1822, 1823, And 1824 Extending Across The Great Desert to the Tenth Degree Of Northern Latitude, And From Kouka In Bornou, To Sackatoo, The Capital Of The Fellatah Empire. With An Appendix.

London: John Murray, 1828. First edition. [43] 335, 269 pages. 29 x 23 cm. Thirty-seven plates, one colored, one large fold-out map and six wood-cut vignettes. Exploration of the lower River Niger and the Guinea Coast with most of the narrative by Denham, the entire project sponsored by the British government. Dr. Oudney died at the age of 32 in 1824 of tropical fever during this exploration. Appendices of Bornou, Begharmi, Mandara and Timbuctoo Vocabulary. Plates and text generally clean, , slight toning to tile at fore-edge with signature at head, blind stamp of South African bookseller blank free front endpaper. Modern, three quarter calf and marbled boards with two red leather spine labels printed in gilt. 2 vols. in one. Near fine.$1,050.00


27. Mann, William.

Six Years' Residence In The Australian Provinces, Ending In 1839; Exhibiting Their Capabilities Of Colonization, And Containing The History, Trade, Population, Extent, Resources, &c, &c. Of New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, South Australia, And Port Philip; With An Account Of New Zealand.

London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1839. First edition. 360 pages. 18.5 x 11.5 cm. Large color fold out map in excellent condition. First few leave of text slightly toned, balance generally clean. Bookplate. Only edition of a very scarce account of New South Wales, Van Diemens Land, Port Philip, South Australia, and New Zealand by an early colonist, whose compendious account includes description of the historical and social background of the various provinces. BAGNALL. 3354. BILLOT. 156; FERGUSON. 2799. Modern quarter dark green morocco and matching cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Fine. $595.00


28. Missionary Tract Society.

Missionary Records. Tahiti and Society Islands.

London: Religious Tract Society, (1835). First edition. 334 pages. 15 x 10 cm. Large fold-out map entitled "Polynesia," depicting New Guinea, New Zealand, Hawaii and half of Australia. Interior contents clean, bookplate of James Edge-Partington. The author notes the areas addiction to warring in which they take great delight. Orig. brown pebbled boards rebacked to match, paper spine label. Near fine. $385.00


29. Morier, James.

A Journey Through Persia, Armenia, And Asia Minor, To Constantinople, In The Years 1808 And 1809; [WITH] A Second Journey Through Persia, Armenia, And Asia Minor, To Constantinople, Between The Years 1810 and 1816. With A Journal Of The Voyage By The Brazils and Bombay To The Persian Gulf.

London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, And Brown, 1812, 1818. First editions. 437 & 435 pages. 4to, 28.5 x 24 cm. Seventeen aquatints, three engraved folding plates, and nine engraved plates, most after designs by the author. Index. Lacks errata sheet, half title and list of plates re first journey. Engraved frontispiece, four hand-colored aquatints (two folding, twelve uncolored aquatints, two maps, and forty-seven wood engravings. Errata sheet. Index, half-title, and list of plates re second journey. Best known as the author of "The Adventures of Haji Baba of Ispehan," Morier was an old Near East hand, having been born in Smyrna where his father was Consul-General of the Levant Company in Constantinople. As private secretary to Sir Harford Jones, British Ambassador to the Shah, Morier attended the preliminary negotiations of the infamous treaty of 1812 in Teheran between Britain and Persia. Britain's subsequent failure to uphold her part of the alliance in supporting Persia against the Russian advance in Azerbaijan led to the eclipse of the British star at the Qajar court. ABBEY TRAVEL 357, 358. Two bookplates first "Journey," one armorial, one bookplate "Second Journey." Fold out maps toned, some plate offsetting to text more predominant in Volume I, four hand-oolored aquatints, Volume II, clean, bright and fresh. Modern half calf and tan cloth, raised bands, spine labels in black and red lettered in gilt. Near fine. 2 vols. $2150.00


30. New York. Anchor Line Steamship Company.

A Souvenir Of The Anchor Line Agents Excursion On The Steam Steamer California August 14 1872.

New York: D. Appleton & Co., (1872). First edition. 112 (2) pages. Small folio, 32 x 25 cm. Engraved frontispiece of the Anchor Line offices in New York at Bowling Green, nine more engravings and five engraved vignettes, folding map of the Anchor Line's steamship routes to the United Kingdom and Continental European ports. The publication, a souvenir gave its agents to celebrate the launch of their new steamer, "California." Six hundred of their agents were onboard for the excursion. Text provides statements by various newspapers reporting the excursion, a history of the Anchor Line, a condensed history of steam, its application to navigation, a history of steam navigation followed by a short history of locomotion beginning with railroads. Included, a listing of the Anchor Line Fleet and dimensions of each ship and when each was commissioned. The publication is dedicated to the founder of the Line, Thomas Henderson of Glasgow. An almost as published copy in splendid condition, front cover lettered and decorated in gilt, back cover decorated in blind, contents clean throughout. Orig. green pebbled cloth. Fine. $525.00


31. Paterson, Daniel.

Paterson's British Itinerary Being A new and accurate Delineation And Description of the Direct and Principal Cross Roads Of Great Britain.

London: Carington Bowles, 1785. First edition. 358 strip road maps (copper engravings) on 180 pages. 18.5 x 11.5 cm. Hand colored engraved general map, engraved titles and dedication Vol. I. Errata, Chapter on the Roads of Scotland, description of the secondary, or branch roads of England and Wales, and a Circuits of the Judges in England -- two per year in the spring and autumn, Lent and Autumn Assizes respectively. Stain cover of Vol. I, interior contents clean, corner wear, spines frayed head and foot. Contemporary full tree calf. Very good. 2 vols. $1,050.00


32. Reelant, Adriaan.

Palaestina Ex Monumentis Veteribus Illustrata.

Utrecht: Guilielmi Broedelet, 1714. First edition. 511 pages. 20.5 x 16.5 cm. 14 leaves of plates, additional engraved title, large folding map, folding table, 11 maps and plans, four of which are folding. Title page printed in red and black, text in Latin, Greek, Hebrew and Arabic. Jan Goeree, Jan Wandelaar and Gerrit de Broen are the illustrators and engravers. The second volume is a geographical dictionary. Bookplate front cover pastedown, ex-library ink stamp on title, and deaccession stamp on verso of title. Toning to edges of blank free front endpapers, interior generally clean. Modern brown cloth, backstrip lettered in gilt, red spine label. 2 vols in one. Very good. $775.00


33. Saar, Johann Jacob.

Ost-Indianische Funfzehen-Jahrige Kriegs-Dienste Und Wahrhafftige Beschreibung Was sich Zeit solcher funfzehen von Anno Christi 1644 bis Anno Christi 1659 zur See und zu Land in offentlichen Treffen in Belagerungen, in Sturmen, in Eroberungen, Portugasen, und heydnischer Platze und Stadte, mit ihm anderen seinen Comerades begeben habe am allermeinsten auf der grossen un herrlichen, Insul Ceilon [Travels in The Dutch East Indies].

Nuremburg: Johann Daniel Tauber, 1672. Enlarged edition. 30.5 x 21 cm. [*3,12, 22, a-d6, B-P6,Q4]. Full page engraving of ship at sea by Boner, frontispiece portrait of Saar, title page in black and red, one leaf with two engravings, 12 engravings in the text, floriated chapter head designs. First published 1662, this an enlarged edition. Saar was employed as a mercenary for the East India Company, spending 15 years in South East Asia, including Indonesia and Ceylon. He died at age 38 in the battle of Mogersdorf. Most of Saar's descriptions relate to Ceylon. The publisher also added other contemporary accounts to help authenticate Saar's accounts. Scattered text toning, ex-library stamp effaced from head of title page, title page slightly chipped fore-edge and foot, dampstain lower corners M-M4. Later quarter vellum and boards. Very good. $3,250.00


34. Tristram,W. Outram.

Coaching Days and Coaching Ways With Illustrations by Herbert Railton and Hugh Thomson Jr.

London: Macmillan and Co., 1888. 367 pages. 29 x 21 cm. 363 black and white images accompany the history of British coaching and describe some of the major roadways of the Island. Brilliant, clean and fresh copy. An unsigned, superbly bound, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt in gilt travel motifs. Twentieth century red levant morocco and matching cloth boards. Teg. Fine. $300.00


35. Tuckey, John Kingston.

Narrative Of An Expedition To Explore The Zaire River, Usually Called The Congo. In South Africa. In 1816 To Witch Is Added, The Journal Of Professor Smith; Some General Observations On The Country And Its Inhabitants; An Appendix: Containing The Natural History Of That Part Of The Kingdom Of Congo Through Which The Zaire Flows.

London: John Murray, 1818. First edition. 498 pages. 26 x 21 cm. Thirteen plates, one colored by hand and large fold-out frontispiece map, plus half title and publisher adverts. An Irish born English naval officer captured by the French on a voyage from St. Helena in 1805, he suffered an imprisonment of nearly nine years. Promoted to rank of commander in 1814, he was later assigned to lead an expedition to explore the Congo River in 1816 to learn if there was a connection between the Congo and Niger basins. Most of the crew including Tuckey succumbed to tropical fever or exhaustion and died in their efforts. Whereas the expedition failed it inspired interest by the British to continue African exploration. The accounts of the expedition gleaned from officer's reports, incomplete journals, etc., provided useful information on the natural history and inhabitants of the region. WOOD p. 603. Hand colored plate clean, balance of plates mostly browned at margins, lacking upper fore-edge corner of title page not affecting text, some quires misbound but present, text clean and fresh. Binding border panels in gilt and blind, marbled endpapers and edges. Contemporary gilt decorated full calf rebacked with most of original spine laid-down. Very good. $1,400.00


36. Tully, Richard.

Letters Written During A Ten Year's Residence At the Court Of Tripoli; Published From the Originals In The Possession Of the Family Of The Late Richard Tully, Esq. The British Consul: Comprising Authentic Memoirs and Anecdotes Of The Reigning Bashaw, His Family, And Other Persons Of Distinction; Also, An Account Of The Domestic Manners Of the Moors, Arabs, And Turks.

London: Henry Colburn, 1819. Third edition. 375, 396 pages. 21 x 14 cm. Seven hand-colored aquatints, one folding engraved map of the Regencies of Tripoly and Tunis. This third edition with more plates than the two previous editions. Commentary with more than a hint of Colonial superiority -- "it gives such sketches of human weakness and vice, the effects of ambition, avarice, envy, and intrigue, as will seem scarcely credible to the mind of an European." List of The Royal Family of Tripoli. Appendix and Index. ABBEY TRAVEL 301. TOOLEY 494. Bookplates, plates and text generally clean, title page of volume one lightly foxed, boards rubbed, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt. Contemporary three quarter black morocco and marbled boards, matching endpapers. 2 Vols. Very good. $600.00


37. Uzanne, Octave.

La Locomotion a Travers l'Histoire et les Moeurs.

Paris: Paul Ollendorff, 1900. First edition. 281 pages. 4to, 28 x 19 1/2 cm. Twenty illustrations hors texte, pochoir plates (aquarelles) by Eugene Courboin, large fold-outs; plus eighteen full-page reproductions of prints and a host of text illustrations. Limited edition, copy 89 of 1500. History of the methods of transportation from the earliest times to the early days of the automobile. Marbled endpapers, modest extremity rubbing. Contemporary half brown morocco and marbled boards. Teg. Very good. (#16273) $550.00


38. Ware, J. Redding.

The Isle Of Wight The Photographic Illustrations by Russell Sedgefield And Frank M. Good.

London: Provost & Co., Successors To A.W. Bennett, 1869. First edition. 182 pages. 22 x 17 cm. Twenty one photographs including the frontispiece, many are tinted and tipped-in. The author calls the island "a paradise of bees, flowers and invalids." Generally clean, bright copy, rubbing to backstrip extremities. Orig. green cloth, illustrated and decorated in gilt. Aeg. Very good. $325.00


39. Wright, George Newenham.

The Rhine, Italy And Greece. In A Series Of Drawings From Nature By Colonel Cockburn, Major Irton; Messrs. Bartlett, Leitch And Wolfensberger.

London: Fisher & Son, 1841. First edition. 76 & 90 pages. Seventy-one engraved plates after Bartlett, Leitch and Wolfensberger. Elaborate Victorian binding, raised bands, spines panels decorated in gilt, covers embossed with elaborate gilt motifs within triple gilt border frame, light rubbing to covers and corners, some plates toned; mostly at image perimeters with Vol.I affected more heavily than Vol.II. Latter volume contains forty plates. Contemporary red cloth. Aeg. Very good. 2 vols. $625.00