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        Mappe-Monde ou carte générale de la terre et des mers, suivant les dernieres observations dans

      lequel, sont marquées, les nouvelles découvertes, des plus célébres Navigateurs, tel que les Capitaines Cock [sic], Fourneaux, M.rs de Bougainvikle, et Kerguelen, &, &;d'après les derniers mémoires de J. B.te Nolin, an 8. A Paris : chez Jean, rue Jean de Beauvais no. 32, [1800]. Copperplate engraved map with hand coloured outlines, sheet 520 x 760 mm, folding to 200 x 115 mm, in original marbled papered covers (rubbed) with original printed title label to front:Nouvelle Mappemonde ou Globe Terrestre; the two hemispheres are surrounded by cartouche illustrations of models of the universe, including those of Tycho Brahé, Copernicus, Descartes and Ptolemy; pale water stain to upper central section and a tiny burn mark to the east of the Caribbean; otherwise in very good condition. This rare map, separately issued by the small Parisian publishing house of Jean in Year 8 of the Republic, is based on maps by Nolin from as early as 1740. It shows the tracks of numerous navigators including Magellan, Drake, Mendana, Quiros, Cook, Tasman, Bougainville and Fourneaux, as well as that of a Russian expedition in the North Pacific in 1709. A curious feature is the territory on the northwest coast of America markedFou-sang des Chinois, which asserts the Chinese exploration of North America prior to Columbus. Also marked in this region are the Bay of the West and the River of the West, both cartographic myths of the eighteenth century. Unrecorded in Australian collections.

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        Negenjaarige reyse door Oostindien en Persien.The Hague, Abraham de Hondt, Jacobus van Ellinkhuysen and Meyndert Uytwerf, 1700. 4to. With engraved frontispiece, engraved author's portrait, 3 folding engraved maps and 7 folding engraved plates and views. Contemporary calf, gold-tooled spine, modern flyleaves.

      Diba, p. 152; Howgego, to 1800, F87; STCN (9 copies); for Fryer: Franklin, "Fryer, John", in: Encyclopaedia Iranica (online ed.); Lach & Van Kley III, pp. 580-582. First and only edition of a Dutch translation of a highly accurate account of India and Persia, with numerous anecdotes and told with a fine sense of humour. The account is based on the experiences of John Fryer (ca. 1650-1733), a British East Indian Company surgeon who arrived in India in 1673, spending time at Masulipatam and Madras on the Coromandel Coast and at Bombay and Surat on the West Coast, with trips to Gokarna, Karwar, Goa, and Junnar. From 1677 to 1679 he was in Persia, visiting the southern parts of the country and Isfahan, after which he returned to India, where he remained until 1681.Fryer's writings "display a lively curiosity, which, sharpened by his scientific training, produces accurate observations in geology, meteorology, and all aspects of natural history. Fryer also provides some shrewd insights into the nature of Mughal government in the later years of Awrangzeb's reign (r. 1658-1707), … His professional background makes Fryer a valuable commentator upon contemporary medicine as practiced in Surat" (Franklin).Good copy, a smudge in the gutter of the first few leaves, some occasional minor thumbing and a faint waterstain throughout the lower margin, only noticeable on a dozen leaves. Binding somewhat rubbed, but still firm.

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        Litterae Iaponicae annorum M.DC.IX et X. ad R. admodum piae mem. p. Claudium Aquavivam generalem praepositum Societatis Iesu A.R.P. Provinciali eiusdem in Iapone Societ. Missae.Antwerp, Petrus and Johannes Bellerus, 1615. 8vo. With woodcut printer's device on title-page. Modern limp parchment, gilt edges.

      Alt-Japan-Katalog 1311; Cordier, Japonica, col. 268; Howgego, to 1800, R54. First edition of the second Latin translation of the annual report and letters of the Jesuits in Japan during the years 1609 - 1610, translated by Andreas Schottus. The report was written by the "Pioneer Portuguese Jesuit missionary to Japan" (Howgego), João Rodriguez (also called Giram, Giron Girao or Roiz; 1558-1633) and is addressed to Father Claudius d'Aquaviva. It deals with the events that had taken place in Japan concerning the Jesuit mission.Heavily browned and a restoration to the last leaf, but otherwise a good copy.

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        Journal of three voyages along the coast of China, in 1831, 1832, & 1833, with notices of Siam, Corea, and the Loo-Choo islands. Including: ELLIS, William. ... an introductory essay on the policy, religion, etc. of China.London, Frederick Westley and A.H. Davis (printed by R. Clay), 1834. 12mo. With steel-engraved frontispiece and an engraved folding map of the coasts of China and Siam. Modern black half leather, with the original plain wrappers bound in.

      Cordier, Sinica, col. 2111; Howgego, 1800-1850, G25; Lust 371. First edition, in the original English, of a lively travelogue describing three voyages along the coasts of China, giving great details about China and China Trade in the days leading up to the first Opium War. The German-born missionary Gützlaff left Siam in 1831 for his first voyage, on a Chinese junk that traded along the coast of China as far as Tientsin. From February to September 1832, he made a second voyage as interpreter and surgeon on a (British) East India Company ship, exploring trading possibilities at ports north from Canton to Shanghai, and then visited Korea and Okinawa. He made his third journey, from October 1832 to April 1833 as a translator on an opium trading vessel.With armorial bookplate on the front of the original wrapper. The map and frontispiece heavily foxed and a manuscript note on p. 1732, otherwise a good copy.

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        Reize te voet door het Russische Rijk en Siberië ... voorafgegaan door eene beschouwing van het karakter en de zeden der Russen, door R. Lyall, en eene geschiedkundige inleiding van den vertaler.Delft, Johannes Allart, 1826. 2 volumes. 8vo. With lithographed frontispiece showing a Russian peasant family, and a folding table. Publisher's boards, uncut.

      Chavanne 3741; Muller, Bibl. Neerlando-Russe 80; NCC (6 copies, incl. 1 incomplete); Saalmink, p. 407; not in Tiele; for Cochrane: Howgego, 1800-1850, C39. A Dutch translation of Cochrane's lively Narrative of a pedestrian journey (1824), preceded by an abridged Dutch version of Robert Lyall's noteworthy Character of the Russians (1823). Cochrane travelled by Paris and Berlin to Siberia with the main objective to trace the coast of the Polar Sea. He arrived at St Petersburg on 30 April 1820, and by way of Moscow he proceeded to Siberia, arriving at Nizhne Kolymsk, near the Arctic mouth of the Kolyma River on 31 December 1820. His journey further took him to Okhotsk and Kamchatka, where he married a local girl. With his wife he crossed Siberia back to St Petersburg, stopping at Moscow. Cochrane travelled most of the way on foot, which earned him the nickname "the Pedestrian Traveller".Some wear to boards. A fine uncut set.

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        Narrative of the life and adventures of Paul Cuffe, a Pequot Indian: during thirty years spent at sea and in travelling in foreign lands.Vernon, Horace N. Bill, 1839. 8vo. Modern cloth.

      Hill 403; Howgego, 1800-1850, C57; WorldCat (7 copies). First edition of Paul Cuffe(e) junior's narrative, describing his adventurous life at sea. Although Cuffee is identified in the title as a Pequot Indian, he was of Wampanoag and African Ashanti descent and the son of the famous abolitionist and African colonizer with the same name. With his father he made his first voyage in 1813 when he joined the whaler Atlas as a 12-year old harpooner. The ship was seized by the English and Cuffee was held on Jamaica for eight months. He managed to escape and spent the next decades aboard a number of whalers, visiting Brazil, the Azores, Peru, and the Society Islands. The factual narrative makes for interesting reading and "is one of the scarcest and most sought after of all accounts of the American whale-fishery" (Howgego). Some dampstains. Good copy with a clipping from the Mystic Seaport Newsletter on the Paul Cuffe Memorial Fellowship loosely inserted.

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        Bladen over Japan, ... (Met eene afbeelding van Decima).The Hague, Belinfante brothers, 1852. 8vo. With a large lithographed folding bird's eye view of Dejima (32.5 x 46), with the Dutch flag coloured by hand, inserted in a pocket on the front paste-down, lithographed by Elias Spanier, the Hague, after J. Lobatto. Rebacked in black half sheepskin, modern endpapers.

      Alt-Japan-Katalog 838; Cordier, Japonica, col. 507. First and only edition of a collection of various short texts (new articles, excerpts, transcriptions of letters etc.) concerning Japan and in particular Dejima and Dutch-Japanese relations, collected by Joseph Henry Levyssohn (1800-1883), who was the chief official ("opperhoofd") of Dejima, the Dutch trading post in Japan, from 1845 to 1851. It is divided into 4 parts: the first covering the Dutch-Japanese relations and Japanese polity; the second particularities during Levyssohn's stay in Japan; the third the American-Japanese trade relations; and the fourth various topics (including an extensive, 39-page bibliography of books concerning Japan). Levyssohn provides introductory remarks and commentaries and includes transcriptions of previously unpublished documents. Slightly browned, a few spots, a couple annotations in the margins, and the map mounted on Japanese paper (restoring old tears), with a small tear in a fold, otherwise still a good copy. Rebacked with some wear to the corners.

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        [Collection of 14 signed, mostly autograph letters].Toulon, 1842-1849. 8vo and 4to. Letters in black and brown ink on paper (11 with the "prefecture maritime" letterhead), 1 with its original envelope and 3 originally folded, addressed and sealed for posting without an envelope.

      For Charles Baudin: Howgego, 1800-1850, B16 (see also B17). Collection of 14 signed letters, all but 3 autographs, written by Charles Baudin (1792-1854) and dated 1842-1849, when he served as Maritime Prefect at Toulon. He was one of the leading naval figures of the 19th century, whose naval service, mostly as Vice Admiral, began under Napoleon Bonaparte and ended in the early days of the Second Empire. Charles Baudin lost his right arm in battle in 1808 and had to write with his left hand, leading to the distinctive back-sloped handwriting evident in his signature and the 10 autograph letters. All letters are in good or very good condition. Letters 4, 7 and 14 are very slightly browned and 14 also shows some small stains. Letter 2 has a corner torn off and a small hole (neither affecting the text). A valuable primary source for French naval affairs in the last decade of Louis Philippe I's reign.

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        Bladen over Japan, ... (Met eene afbeelding van Decima).The Hague, Belinfante brothers, 1852. 8vo. With a large lithographed folding bird's eye view of Dejima (32.5 x 46), with the Dutch flag coloured by hand, inserted in a pocket on the front paste-down, lithographed by Elias Spanier, the Hague, after J. Lobatto. Rebacked in black half sheepskin, modern endpapers.

      Alt-Japan-Katalog 838; Cordier, Japonica, col. 507. First and only edition of a collection of various short texts (new articles, excerpts, transcriptions of letters etc.) concerning Japan and in particular Dejima and Dutch-Japanese relations, collected by Joseph Henry Levyssohn (1800-1883), who was the chief official ("opperhoofd") of Dejima, the Dutch trading post in Japan, from 1845 to 1851. It is divided into 4 parts: the first covering the Dutch-Japanese relations and Japanese polity; the second particularities during Levyssohn's stay in Japan; the third the American-Japanese trade relations; and the fourth various topics (including an extensive, 39-page bibliography of books concerning Japan). Levyssohn provides introductory remarks and commentaries and includes transcriptions of previously unpublished documents. Slightly browned, a few spots, a couple annotations in the margins, and the map mounted on Japanese paper (restoring old tears), with a small tear in a fold, otherwise still a good copy. Rebacked with some wear to the corners.

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        Africa.Göttingen, Johann Christian Dieterich, 1796. 8vo. Slightly later black half goatskin.

      Gay 345; Howgego, to 1800, I5; not in Atabey; Blackmer. Second edition of a Latin translation of a work on the geography of Africa, written by the Islamic geographer and botanist Muhammad al-Idrisi (1100-1165). It deals specifically with the geography of northern Africa, Egypt and the Sahara desert, covering its soil, cities, population, mountains, deserts, rivers and monuments. Al-Idrisi also mentions various travel routes from one city to the other. Around 1138, al-Idrisi was invited to the court of the king of Sicily, Roger II, who asked him to map the world as it was then known. This map is now lost, but Roger II also asked for supplemental texts to comment on the map. "Emissaries were sent far and wide, and from the information they brought back the Kitab al-Rojari [ Book of Roger ] was compiled, and completed by January 1154" (Howgego). Various manuscripts containing (parts of the) Kitab al-Rojari have survived, and the present translation was based on one of them. The present work was translated and edited by the Johannes Melchior Hartmann (1764-1817), who worked from a medieval Arabic manuscript at the University of Jena.With a library stamp. Somewhat browned and foxed throughout. Binding worn at hinges and along the extremities. Otherwise in good condition.

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        Account of a voyage of discovery to the west coast of Corea and the great Loo-Choo Island. With an appendix, containing charts, and various hydrographical and scientific notices. And a vocabulary of the Loo-Choo language by H. J. Clifford, esq.London, John Murray (back of half-title: T. Davison), 1818. 4to. With aquatint frontispiece (printed in blue and coloured by hand), 8 aquatint plates (7 coloured by hand), engraved plate and 5 engraved maps (2 folding). Modern calf.

      Abbey, Travel 558; Cordier, Japonica, col. 469; Howgego, 1800-1850, H3. First edition of an account of a voyage to the west coast of Korea made by the Scottish Captain Basil Hall (1788-1844). In 1815 Hall was sent to China to accompany Lord Amherst's embassy. "During this voyage the vessel surveyed the Yellow Sea (=Hwang Hai), visiting Canton and sailing as far as the coasts of Korea" (Howgego). The two ships, the Alceste and Lyra obtained detailed information on the area, also visiting the Ryukyu Archipelago. This account contains entries about the specifics of Korean lifestyles, local vocabulary, including Korean, and hydrographic charts and nautical facts such as records of sea currents and meteorological data. The illustrations of scenery and costumes were made by William Havell (1782-1857), the eminent artist who accompanied the embassy, from sketches made on the spot by C.W. Browne, midshipman on board the Alceste . The last 70 pages of the book contain the Vocabulary of the language spoken at the great Loo-Choo Island, in the Japanese Sea by lieutenant Herbert John Clifford, from whose notes parts of the main text derived as well. Some foxing thoughout, plates browned. Overall in good condition.

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        Reize te voet door het Russische Rijk en Siberië . voorafgegaan door eene beschouwing van het karakter en de zeden der Russen, door R. Lyall, en eene geschiedkundige inleiding van den vertaler.Delft, Johannes Allart, 1826. 2 volumes. 8vo. With lithographed frontispiece showing a Russian peasant family, and a folding table. Publisher's boards, uncut.

      - Chavanne 3741; Muller, Bibl. Neerlando-Russe 80; NCC (6 copies, incl. 1 incomplete); Saalmink, p. 407; not in Tiele; for Cochrane: Howgego, 1800-1850, C39. A Dutch translation of Cochrane's lively Narrative of a pedestrian journey (1824), preceded by an abridged Dutch version of Robert Lyall's noteworthy Character of the Russians (1823). Cochrane travelled by Paris and Berlin to Siberia with the main objective to trace the coast of the Polar Sea. He arrived at St Petersburg on 30 April 1820, and by way of Moscow he proceeded to Siberia, arriving at Nizhne Kolymsk, near the Arctic mouth of the Kolyma River on 31 December 1820. His journey further took him to Okhotsk and Kamchatka, where he married a local girl. With his wife he crossed Siberia back to St Petersburg, stopping at Moscow. Cochrane travelled most of the way on foot, which earned him the nickname "the Pedestrian Traveller".Some wear to boards. A fine uncut set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Collection of 14 signed, mostly autograph letters].Toulon, 1842-1849. 8vo and 4to. Letters in black and brown ink on paper (11 with the "prefecture maritime" letterhead), 1 with its original envelope and 3 originally folded, addressed and sealed for posting without an envelope.

      - For Charles Baudin: Howgego, 1800-1850, B16 (see also B17). Collection of 14 signed letters, all but 3 autographs, written by Charles Baudin (1792-1854) and dated 1842-1849, when he served as Maritime Prefect at Toulon. He was one of the leading naval figures of the 19th century, whose naval service, mostly as Vice Admiral, began under Napoleon Bonaparte and ended in the early days of the Second Empire. Charles Baudin lost his right arm in battle in 1808 and had to write with his left hand, leading to the distinctive back-sloped handwriting evident in his signature and the 10 autograph letters. All letters are in good or very good condition. Letters 4, 7 and 14 are very slightly browned and 14 also shows some small stains. Letter 2 has a corner torn off and a small hole (neither affecting the text). A valuable primary source for French naval affairs in the last decade of Louis Philippe I's reign. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        An History of Marine Architecture. Including an Enlarged and Progressive View of the Nautical Regulations and Naval History, both Civil and Military, of all Nations, especially of Great Britain; derived chiefly from Original Manuscripts, as well in Private Collections as in the Great Public Repositories: and deduced from the Earliest Period to the Present Time.

      London: by Bye and Law, for R. Faulder; G. G. and J. Robinson and Co.; A. and J. Black, and H. Parry; [& 26 others in London and 1 in Cambridge], 1800–02 - 3 volumes, quarto (288 × 228 mm). Mid-19th-century half calf, spines gilt tooled on the raised bands and at head and tail, dark brown labels, marbled sides, brown speckled edges, A few scrapes to bindings, a little wear to extremities, front joint of volumes II and III partially split, internally clean and a very good set. Volume I with additional engraved title page (dated 1801) and incorporating a roundel vignette of Britannia by Shipster after Benjamin West & Dominic Serres, 99 plates (34 aquatints, 65 line engravings, 21 folding). First edition of the first serious study of British naval architecture, with "100 handsome plates" (McDonald). "The definitive work of the period on the design and building of ships" (JCB Catalogue). Although McDonald warns that it can be uneven and anecdotal, and ODNB cautions that Charnock followed the opinions of sea officers in over-praising French ships and designs at the expense of their British equivalents, this is certainly the most comprehensive history of marine architecture up to its time. The engraved plates are magnificent and a rich source of information in themselves. Provenance: engraved armorial bookplates (dated 1900) of Sir Richard Harington (1861-1931), 12th baronet (Harington baronetcy of Ridlington, Rutland), JP, High Sheriff of Herefordshire: served in the London Brigade of the Royal Naval Artillery Volunteers (1880-91), commanded Artillery Company of the Calcutta Port Defence Volunteers (1900-09), volunteered for Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve on outbreak of Great War (aged 53), promoted to rank of chief petty officer in Anti-Aircraft Corps, in which capacity he served until 1916; with two letters (both circulars, one dated 2 June 1916 on Chancellor of the Exchequer stationery, concerning American dollar securities; the other dated 2 June 1926 on LMS stationery, concerning the General Strike). Abbey, Life, 331; Adams & Waters, English Maritime Books Printed Before 1801, 337; John Carter Brown Catalogue 431; McDonald 290; Scott 474. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Naaukeurige versameling der gedenk-waardigste zee en land-reysen na Oost en West-Indiën, ... gedaan; zedert het jaar 1521 tot 1524 ... [volume 10].Leiden, Pieter van der Aa, 1707. Comprising: (1) Vervolg der roemwaardige zee- en land-reysen des dapperen Ferdinand Cortes; aan de vaste kust van Mexico en Nieuw-Spaanje. Gedaan in 't jaar 1521, en vervolgens.Leiden, Pieter van der Aa, 1706. (2) Drie verscheyde togten ter zee en te land in de West-Indien, gedaan in 't jaar 1523 en vervolgens. De eerste door Franciscus de Garay van Jamaica na Panuco; de tweede door Pedro d'Avarado van Mexico na Guatemala; de derde door Diego de Godoy; mede van Mexico.Leiden, Pieter van der Aa, 1707. (3) Scheeps-togt van Johan de Verrazano, Florentyner, na Florida.Leiden, Pieter van der Aa, 1706.3 works in 1 volume. 8vo. With 15 engraved double-page plates and 4 engraved folding maps. Contemporary calf, gold-tooled spine and board edges.

      Alden & Landis 707/2; Howgego, to 1800, C193, C194, M16 and V32; Sabin 3; Tiele, Bibl. 5. First edition of the tenth volume of the 8vo edition of a collection of travelogues, compiled by the publisher and cartographer Pieter van der Aa (1659-1733). The complete collection, consisting of 28 volumes, covers important voyages to the East and West Indies and other countries from 1246 to "this day" (1696), undertaken by all European countries other than the Dutch. The present volume deals with voyages during the years 1521-1524 to the "West Indies", including North America, Mexico, and Nicaragua. The three works were meant for publication, with a general title-page and index. The first work gives a chronological account of the explorations and conquests of the Spanish conquistadors Hernán (Ferdinand) Cortes (1485-1547) and Dil Gonzales Davila, and the Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan (1480-1521). The second text, entitled Drie verscheyde togten..., deals with voyages to the West Indies by Franciscus de Garay, Pedro d'Alvarado and Diego the Godoy. The book ends with a small work on the voyages of the Florentine navigator Giovanni de Verrazano (ca.1485-1528), including a report on French voyages and colonies in Canada and Florida. With bookplate. Minor browning and a waterstain on some of the last pages. Binding rubbed and slightly damaged. Overall in very good condition.

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        [PLATYPUS] Sur un nouveau genre de quadrupède édenté, nommé Ornithorhynchus - paradoxus;

      par M. BLUMENBACH. IN: Bulletin des Sciences, par la Société Philomatique, No. 39. Paris : Prairial, an 8 de la République [i.e. May-June, 1800]. Quarto, mid nineteenth century plain blue wrappers (some paper loss along spine), upper wrapper with later nineteenth century manuscript annotation '1800 a 1801', containing a year's run of twelve Bulletins (nos. 37-48, pp 97-192), the French translation by "C.V." of Blumenbach's report on the Ornithorhynchusparadoxusappearing on the first page of Bulletin no. 39, occupying three-quarters of page 113, and accompanied by an engraved illustration of the animal(Pl. VII. fig. 1.); all of the Bulletinswithin the binding are crisp, uncut copies. Text in French. Housed in a custom clamshell box. The first illustrated description of the platypus published in French, being a translation of the German naturalist Johann Friedrich Blumenbach's account published in Göttingen early in 1800. Translation of the French: 'This animal was given to the author by Mr. Banks. It is found in abundance in a lake of New Holland, close to Botany Bay. The form of its body, if one ignores the head, is not dissimilar to that of a small otter. It possesses no teeth, and its snout is large and flat, covered with a bare skin which, in short, resembles a duck's beak. The sides of the lower jaw are furnished, as those of that bird, with small blades like the teeth of a saw. Yet in spite of this outward resemblance, the skeleton of this snout is comparable to that of the snouts of quadrupeds, with the exception of this remarkable anomaly: that there is a gap between the two intermaxillary bones which consists entirely of cartilage ... This animal is similar in appearance ... to the Porcupine-anteater (Myrmecophagus aculeata) [described by] Shaw in Natural Miscellany no. 36 Echidna Cuv. tabl. Zool.' But it differs greatly in the form of its snout and by the nature of its outer covering. It is worth noting that the family of edentates, of which there are few recognised types in previously known regions of the world, seems to have more representatives in this vast continent of New Holland; and likewise that only very few examples of animals with pouches, or didelphes, are found in America and the Indies, in comparison with the variety of forms which are evident in this new country.' In 1797, Governor John Hunter collected the skin of a platypus and sent it to the Literary and Philosophical Society in Newcastle-upon-Tyne with an accompanying sketch. George Shaw used these for the basis of what was, until recently, regarded as the first published scientific description of the mysterious animal (George Shaw, Platypus anatinus, in Natural Miscellany,June 1799). Many distinguished scientists, including Shaw, entertained doubts as to the genuineness of the specimen, instinctively believing that an animal with such paradoxical characteristics could well be a taxidermist's hoax. Early in 1800, the German naturalist Blumenbach, having examined a specimen brought from New Holland by Joseph Banks, reflected the animal's enigmatic nature in naming it Ornithorhynchus paradoxus, although to colonists in New South Wales it was variously known as the watermole, duckbill or duckmole. However, a Germanchildren’s encyclopaedia by J.F. Bertuch (Bilderbuch für Kinder. Weimar, 1798-1830), held in the collection of the National Library of Australia, makes the subject of who was the first to classify the platypus a matter for conjecture. The third volume of Bertuch's work, published in 1798, contains a description of the platypus which uses Blumenbach's taxonomy -Ornithorhynchus paradoxus - and which is accompanied by two illustrations of the enigmatic animal. This publication appeared in print the year prior to Shaw's description, a fact which is strong evidence to support the case for Blumenbach having described and classified the platypus well before his own account was published. Curiously, although Blumenbach refers to Shaw's published account of the echidna (Natural Miscellany no. 36), he makes no mention of Shaw's description of the platypus (Natural Miscellany no. 10). The question of the true taxonomy of the platypus was one which vexed scientists throughout most of the nineteenth century. In 1802 the anatomist Everard Home was the first to recognise that the platypus possessed a cloaca (for reproduction and secretion), an unknown characteristic in any mammal. The first hearsay evidence that the platypus laid eggs was provided by George Cayley of Sydney, who reported to an inquisitive Joseph Banks in 1803 and 1804 information that local Aborigines had given him concerning the animal's habits. Yet, since the platypus was of the piliferous (hair bearing) class - not a reptile, fish or bird - the suggestion that it laid eggs was one which confounded scientists. By the 1830s, many scientists, including the distinguished British naturalist Richard Owen, were still antipathetic to the idea that the platypus laid eggs. However, even for scientists who accepted this as fact, there was still a further distinction in classification to be made: did the animal suckle its young, as a true mammal, or did its young hatch independently and without the need for maternal secretion for sustenance, like a reptile? It would not be until 1884 that the riddle of the animal's mode of reproduction was finally solved, when William Caldwell, a Darwinian evolutionist, established that both the platypus and the echidna are teatless, egg laying mammals which suckle their young, the evolutionary link between reptiles and mammals.

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        Dagverhaal eener reize naar Temboektoe, van de westkust af van Afrika, door de binnenlanden, over Jenné, Kabra, Arawan en vele andere opmerkelijke plaatsen, de groote woestijn door, op Tanger... Uit het Fransch overgebragt door Herman van Lil. Haarlem, widow A. Loosjes, 1831. 2 volumes. 8vo. With engraved frontispiece and an engraved author's portrait by D. and A. Veelvaard, and a large folding map (41.5 x 28.5 cm) after E.F. Jomard. Contemporary half cloth.

      NCC (6 copies; 1 incomplete); Saalmink, p. 338; cf. Gay, Bibl. de l'Afrique et l'Arabe248 (French edition); Howgego, 1800-1850, C2; not in Tiele, Bibl. First Dutch edition of Caillié's travels to Timbuktu. In 1826 the Société de Géographie had offered a reward of 10,000 francs to the first European to visit Timbuktu (and return alive). Caillié, by that time already travelling in Africa, was determined to reach the fabled city. Dressed as a Muslim and well-versed in Arabic, he embarked on his journey in April 1827, reaching Timbuktu on 19 April of the following year. "Caillié was sorely disappointed with what he saw: a dreary, sleepy little town on the edge of the desert ..." (Howgego). Nothing was left of the legendary riches of the city, and the population lived in constant fear of Tuareg attack. Caillié remained in Timbuktu for only two weeks, leaving for Morocco on 4 May. He crossed the Sahara, and after many hardships reached Morocco's Tafilet region on 23 July. By way of Fez, Meknes and Rabat he arrived in Tangier from where he sailed for France.Caillié was preceded Benjamin Rose and by Alexander Gordon Laing in being the first European to enter Timbuktu. Laing, however, was murdered on the way back and Rose's account met with disbelieve. Accordingly, Caillié was rewarded the 10,000 franc prize after his successful return in October 1828. His narrative contains many interesting details on the secluded regions he traversed and the peoples he encountered, without romanticizing his adventures.Fine set.

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        Copper token issued by Pidcock's Menagerie, London, circa 1801, featuring a kangaroo and joey

      Æ halfpenny, diameter 29 mm, weight 11 grams. Obverse: a kangaroo left, facing back, a joey in pouch, THIS KANGAROO'S BIRTH. SEP. 10. 1800. Reverse: a lion standing right, facing back, with dog on back, LION AND DOG 1801; plain edge. An extremely fine, near mint example with lustrous brown patina. The Grand Menagerie of Wild Beasts and Birds, owned by the entrepreneur Gilbert Pidcock, was one of numerous menageries of exotic animals that could be visited by the public in Georgian London. Pidcock opened for business under his own name in 1795, at the Exeter Change in the Strand, after purchasing his initial stock from his former business partner and fellow menagerist, Thomas Clark. To promote his business, between 1795 and 1801 Pidcock issued copper tokens with a wide variety of combinations of animals from his menagerie adorning the obverse and reverse. Apart from the kangaroo and lion, these included a cockatoo, toucan, beaver, rhinoceros, elephant, baboon, ostrich and a two-headed cow. Pidcock's tokens went into general circulation and had a value equivalent to a halfpenny. They could also be redeemed at his establishment for minted crown coinage, or used as part payment towards the admission fee (which would have been considerably more than halfpence). Pidcock's business was hugely popular and financially successful. By 1809, his animals were insured for the staggering sum of £4,000. Posters for the Grand Menagerie were designed by none other than engraver and natural history artist Thomas Bewick, who drew many of his illustrations from life on Pidcock's premises. Pidcock's animals were not solely for exhibition - they could also be procured by other private collectors: "I was one day walking down Piccadilly, early in the morning, when I met a porter carrying a live kangaroo, which he was conveying from Mr Pidcock‘s at the Exeter Change, to a person who had purchased it. The animal was fastened to [him] by the feet, and his head lay dangling over, very near the left ear of the fellow who was carrying him; this it seemed was a temptation not to be resisted by the kangaroo, who, after smelling at the man‘s ear for a long time, gave it a terrible bite, and nearly clipped it off." (Letters from an Irish Student in England to his Father in Ireland, vol.1., p.149. London : Lewis, 1809. Cited in Plumb, Christopher. The Georgian menagerie : exotic animals in eighteenth-century London. London : I.B. Tauris, 2015).

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        Description du Tibet, d'après la relation des Lamas Tangoutes, établis parmi les Mongols.Paris, Bossange, Masson et Besson, 1808. 8vo. With engraved illustration on title-page. Modern half calf, gold-tooled spine.

      - Lust 207; cf. Cordier, Sinica, col. 2879; Howgego, to 1800, P10. Very rare first edition in French, of a description of Tibet, written by the German zoologist and botanist Peter Simon Pallas (1741-1811). The text was translated from German by Baron Jean de Reuilly (1780-1810?), explorer of the Crimea and the Black Sea. "[Pallas] soon attracted the attention of Catharine II of Russia and was invited to St Petersburg, where he was appointed professor of natural history at the Imperial Academy of Sciences in 1767. At the request of Catherine, he was very quickly placed in charge of an academy expedition into Russia and Siberia" (Howgego). The first part of the work is devoted to the description of Tibet according to accounts of Tibetan Lamas established among the Mongols. The second part is dedicated to a report of the celebrations and ceremonies during the period from 22 June to 12 July 1729, in the small village Ourga, to celebrate the rebirth of Koutoukhta, one of the most distinguished priests of Mongolia.With a faint waterstain throughout, otherwise in very good condition and nearly untrimmed. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Engelske capitainens Wilhelm Blighs resa, genom Södra Werlds-Hafvet, tolf hundrade sjömil i öpen bät, frän Tofoa till Timor. Including: Nyaste tidningar frän Otahiti. Uppsala, Joh. Edmans Enka, 1792. 12mo. Contemporary blue stiff paper wrappers.

      Ferguson 129; O'Reilly & Reitman 554; WorldCat (5 copies); cf. Hill 132; Howgego, to 1800, B107; Wantrup, pp. 128-129. Rare first and only edition of the abridged Swedish translation of William Bligh's account of his voyage to Tahiti as commander of the Bounty, of the mutiny onboard the ship and the subsequent voyage of part of the crew in a small boat, "one of the most remarkable incidents in the whole of maritime history" (Hill). In 1787, the English naval officer William Bligh (1754-1817), who had accompanied Captain Cook on his third voyage to the Pacific, was sent off to the Pacific for the purpose of introducing breadfruit trees from the South Sea Islands to the West Indies as cheap food for the slaves. After spending five months at Tahiti, he set sail for the Caribbean by way of Tonga, where the famous mutiny took place. Bligh and 18 of his men were set adrift in the ship's small launch boat and made a remarkable voyage to Timor, more than 6.5 kilometres away. "In the course of this hazardous journey Bligh took the opportunity to chart and name parts of the unknown north-east coast of New Holland [= Australia] as he passed along it" (Wantrup).It includes an additional chapter dealing with Captain William Sever's visit to the Society Islands in 1788 (an abridgement in Swedish of chapter 20 of Stockdale's Botany Bay, 1789) and some notes on Tahiti by the translator Samuel Ödmann.With bookplate and owner's inscription. Only a few minor spots and the spine partly tattered. Very good, wholly untrimmed, copy.

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        Klavermusik 1-2. [=Omslagstitel.]

      - Handskrifter, circa år 1800. 4:o. 44,+ (12); 94 s. Oskurna och häftade i samtida, något nötta marmorerade pappersomslag, det första i rött och det andra i blått, med handskrivna etiketter på frampärmarna: ?Åtskillige Clavérstycken. Aug. Odencrantz? Två häften. Fin avskriftsamling av stycken för piano och oftast med sång, med mycket svenskt material av Vogler, Mecklin, Edelmann, Åhlström m.fl. men även förstås av Mozart, Glück etc. Två stycken till text av Bellman ?Frun och pigan på morgonstunden? och ?Mångelskan? Den andra häftet f.f.a. innehåller många avskrifter ur ?Musikaliskt tidsfördrif? Thor August Odencrantz (1782-1829) som studerade i Uppsala mellan åren 1798 och 1800 var hovrättsråd och ledamot av Jönköpings hushållningssällskap, samt topografisk och statistisk författare. Han var en duktig amatörmusiker och ?.spelade klavér, citra, lutha och harpa - ofta till egna compositioner? Han dog ganska ung, endast 47 år gammal.

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        An expedition of discovery into the interior of Africa, through the hitherto undescribed countries of the great Namaquas, Boschmans, and Hill Damaras.London, Henry Colburn (on back of title-page: printed by William Wilcockson), 1838. 2 volumes. Large 12mo (20 x 12.5 cm). With a lithographed folding map illustrating Alexander's route through South Africa in red, 7 etched plates by William Heath depicting African landscapes, villages, animals and people, and 7 wood-engraved illustrations in text. Richly gold-tooled green morocco (ca. 1890), with gold-tooled illustrations of African animals in 5 of the 6 spine compartments.

      Gay 3126; Howgego, 1800-1850, A4; Mendelssohn I, p. 20; South African Bibliography I, p. 49. First edition of an account of an expedition into Namaqualand and Damaraland, in present-day Namibia, undertaken by Sir James Edward Alexander (1803-1885) on behalf of the Royal Geographical Society. He was "the first European to travel overland from Cape Town to Walvisbay. En route he discovered deposits of copper, and in 1836 at Alexander Bay (named after him, at the mouth of the Orange River), discovered diamonds. He covered nearly 6500 kilometres without losing a man, brought back many specimens of birds and plants, and produced a good map of the region" (Howgego). Besides various anecdotes, the work discusses the indigenous population and its natural history. The African interior remained little known and Alexander's account must have fascinated the public in his day, forty years before Henry Morton Stanley made a media sensation with his Through the dark continent.Added is an appendix on natural history, including descriptions of birds, botanical specimens, minerals and more, followed by extensive notes on the social conditions of the Namaquas, Boschmans and Damaras, the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope, the Boer Trekkers in Natal and the Zulus, and some notes on whaling.With the plates browned, with minor offsetting on the facing pages, and a small tear in the folding map, but otherwise in very good condition. The spines are faded to brown but otherwise also very good.

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        Reis naar de noord-west kust van Amerika. Gedaan in de jaren 1785, 1786, 1787 en 1788.Amsterdam, Matthijs Schalekamp, 1795. 4to. With folding engraved map (34.5 x 46 cm) showing the routes of the ships King George and Queen Charlotte , 1 plate with engraved music and 8 folding engraved plates (last plate partly hand-coloured). Modern red half leather.

      Forbes 253 (cf. 177); Howgego, before 1800, P141; Sabin 64395; Tiele, Bibl. 878. First edition of the Dutch translation of Portlock's account of "the first commercial voyage to the northwest coast [of America] and the first English voyage to visit Hawaii after that of Captain James Cook" (Forbes). The object of the voyage was to trade furs between China and the northwest coast of America. The expedition was fitted out with two ships, the King George commanded by Portlock and the Queen Charlotte by George Dixon: both commanders had accompanied Captain Cook on his last voyage. They rounded Cape Horn and sailed for the northwest coast of America by way of Hawaii. The expedition cruised Cook Inlet and the Gulf of Alaska and the King George called three times at Hawaii, visiting Kealakekua, Aohu, Niihau, Kawaihae, Waimea and Kauai. The plates include an illustration of Hawaiian artefacts and a portrait of Hawaiian chief Kiana (here spelled "Tijaana") in feather cape and helmet. Slightly browned, some marginal stains, occasional foxing and small spots. In good condition.

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        Bladen over Japan.The Hague, Belinfante brothers, 1852. 8vo. With a large lithographed folding bird's eye view of Dejima (32.5 x 46), with the Dutch flag coloured by hand. Original publisher's green printed paper wrappers. Untrimmed and with the bolts unopened.

      Alt-Japan-Katalog 838; Cordier, Japonica, col. 507; not in Nipponalia. First and only edition of a collection of various short texts (new articles, excerpts, transcriptions of letters etc.) concerning Japan and in particular Dejima and Dutch-Japanese relations, collected by Joseph Henry Levyssohn (1800-1883), who was the chief official ("opperhoofd") of Dejima, the Dutch trading post in Japan, from 1845 to 1851. It is divided into 4 parts: the first covering the Dutch-Japanese relations and Japanese polity; the second particularities during Levyssohn's stay in Japan; the third the American-Japanese trade relations; and the fourth various topics (including an extensive, 39-page bibliography of books concerning Japan). Levyssohn provides introductory remarks and commentaries and includes transcriptions of previously unpublished documents.Spine tattered and some sewing supports broken, splitting the bookblock, otherwise in good condition, with only a few minor spots.

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        Description du Tibet, d'après la relation des Lamas Tangoutes, établis parmi les Mongols.Paris, Bossange, Masson et Besson, 1808. 8vo. With engraved illustration on title-page. Modern half calf, gold-tooled spine.

      Lust 207; cf. Cordier, Sinica, col. 2879; Howgego, to 1800, P10. Very rare first edition in French, of a description of Tibet, written by the German zoologist and botanist Peter Simon Pallas (1741-1811). The text was translated from German by Baron Jean de Reuilly (1780-1810?), explorer of the Crimea and the Black Sea. "[Pallas] soon attracted the attention of Catharine II of Russia and was invited to St Petersburg, where he was appointed professor of natural history at the Imperial Academy of Sciences in 1767. At the request of Catherine, he was very quickly placed in charge of an academy expedition into Russia and Siberia" (Howgego). The first part of the work is devoted to the description of Tibet according to accounts of Tibetan Lamas established among the Mongols. The second part is dedicated to a report of the celebrations and ceremonies during the period from 22 June to 12 July 1729, in the small village Ourga, to celebrate the rebirth of Koutoukhta, one of the most distinguished priests of Mongolia.With a faint waterstain throughout, otherwise in very good condition and nearly untrimmed.

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        Hundertwasser Brockhaus Enzyklopädie 24 Bände und einmaliges Kunstwerk von HUWA

      19.völlig neu bearbeitete Auflage der wohl schönsten 24-bändigen Brockhaus-Enzyklopädihunderte in einer auf 1800 Stück limitierten Künstleredition. Jeder Einband dieser Auflage variiert in der Farbe des Leinens wie auch in den Farben der Folienprägung, somit ist jedes Exemplar ein Unikat. Es handelt sich um eine streng limitierte und nummerierte Auflage von insgesamt 1.800 Exemplaren weltweit, die beim Verlag vergriffen und nur noch antiquarisch erhältlich ist.Die Besonderheit ist die Verbindung eines Nachschlagewerks mit einem Kunstwerk, dessen Schöpfer verstorben ist - somit ist ein Wertsteigerungspotential gegeben. Es ist auch ein Meisterwerk der Buchbinderkunst. Der erste Band ist von Friedensreich Hundertwasser persönlich handnummeriert/signiert. Ich verkaufe das Werk Nr. 1388/1800. Alle Bände befinden sich in original schwarzen Kartonschubern, die geschützt werden von Brockhaus Versandkartons. Alle Kunstwerke sind in den 8 Versandkartons des Brockhaus Verlags aus den 90er Jahren des vorigen Jahrhunderts. Alle Bände in TOP-Zustand aus sehr gepflegtem Nichtraucherhaushalt. Der Käufer erhält ausserdem ein weiteres Unikat des großen Künstlers: eine Liste mit HUNDERT verschiedenen in- und ausländischen Mineral-WASSER, die der Meister in Neuseeland perönlich handsigniert hat mit einem seiner Pseudonyme "Friedensreich Regentag". Dies ist ein doppeltes Unikat, weil Hundertwasser üblicherweise ausschließlich Autogramme auf seine Porträtfotos (Vorderseite) und auf Kunstpostkarten (Rückseite) gibt (Belege werden beigefügt).

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        VOYAGE IN SEARCH OF LA PEROUSE. PERFORMED BY ORDER OF THE CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY, DURING THE YEARS 1791,1792, 1793 AND 1794

      London: John Stockdale. Very Good. 1800. First Edition. Hardcover. Volume 2 only. Rebound in 3/4 faux maroon leather over marble boards with gilt title on spine. First English edition. Interior of text is tight, clean & intact. First three pages have a damp stain. Last few pages are lightly foxed. Including the Pictorial frontispiece this volume has 31 full page plates. 344 pp + Appendix: # 1 (pp 1 - 72) Vocabulary of the Malays, Friendly Islands, New Caledonia and Waygiou Languages. Appendix #2 : (pp 73 - 105) Tables of the Route of the Esperance During the years 1791, 1792, 1793 and 1794, From the Time of Her Leaving Europe Till her Arrival at Surabaya. Prior owner Sarah Norton placed her signature on pages 50, 100 and 200 . Nautical; B/W Plates; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 344 pages .

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        Journael ende historis verhael van de reyse gedaen by oosten de Straet Le Maire, naer de custen van Chili ... inden jare 1643 voor gevallen. Including: [VRIES, Maerten Gerritsz.]. Als mede een beschryvinghe van het eylandt Eso, ghelegen ontrent dertigh mylen van het machtigh Rijcke van Japan ... soo als eerst in 't selvige jaer door het schip Castricum bezeylt is.Amsterdam, Broer Jansz., 1646. 4to. With 2 folding engraved maps and a folding engraved plate. Modern wrappers, in cloth clamshell box.

      Cordier, Japonica, cols. 354-355; Howgego, to 1800, B169, V63; Landwehr & V.d. Krogt, VOC 372; Muller, America 358 ("of the highest interest"); Sabin 8427; STCN (7 copies). First edition of the account of the charting voyage by Maerten Gerritsz. Vries (1589-1646) to the north of Japan, together with the popular account of a Dutch West India Company voyage to Chile under Hendrik Brouwer (1581-1643). Brouwer, one of the directors of the Dutch West India Company, acted as the commander of a fleet of six ships, specially sent to the western coast of South America to activate the trade between the Dutch and the natives. During this voyage, which resulted in the first place in a better knowledge of that coast, Brouwer died at Chiloe and was buried at Valdivia in August 1643. Appended to that journal is the very important account of a charting voyage to Japan. That same year (1643) Maerten Gerritsz. Vries, got "instructions from Governor Van Diemen ... to examine the countries to the north of Japan and to assess their economic and trading potential, particularly with regard to mineral wealth" (Howgego). He visited Hokkaido (Yezo) and Sakhalin, discovered the islands Iturup and Urup and gave his name to the strait between those islands. La Pérouse considered him one of the most eminent seafarers of his time. A couple of leaves slightly browned and a few occasional spots and smudges, otherwise a very good copy.

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        Nineteen years travels through the most eminent places in the habitable world. London, for John Wright & Thomas Passinger, 1682. 8vo. With a folding woodcut frontispiece, 6 folding woodcut plates and 1 woodcut in the text. 19th-century dark brown sheepskin.

      Howgego, to 1800, L134; Wing L2541; cf. Blackmer 1021 (1640 ed.); for Lithgow: DNB XXXIII, p. 361. Third complete edition (the first under the present title) of a classic account of three voyages by the Scotsman William Lithgow (1582-1645?), mostly on foot, from Rome to Greece, Crete, Turkey, Cyprus, the Holy Land, Egypt and Malta, continental Europe and North Africa, and through the British Isles and the Iberian peninsula. He gives the earliest clear account of coffee drinking in Europe, describes Turkish baths and long Turkish tobacco pipes, pigeon post between Aleppo and Bagdad and the hatching of chicken eggs by artificial incubation. The book went through more than a dozen editions in the course of two centuries. "He ... had a greater knowledge of the interior of the countries he visited than most travellers of this period. He provides interesting details of the society, men, and manners he observed" (Blackmer).Some plates bound at wrong position. With an occasional small tear or hole; trimmed, occasionally shaving a running head; and with the frontispiece backed with later paper. A pioneering travel account, including detailed observations of life in the Ottoman Empire, Egypt and other parts of the Middle East.

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        Collectio nova patrum et scriptorum Graecorum, Eusebii Caesariensis, Athanasii, & Cosmae Aegyptii.Paris, Claudius Rigaud, 1707. 2 volumes. Folio. With 4 engraved plates, and 3 woodcut illustrations in the text. Each volume with an engraved headpiece, the first incorporating the coat of arms of Pope Clement XI, and the second that of Jean-Paul Bignon. Contemporary calf, richly gold-tooled spine and binding edges.

      Howgego, to 1800, C199; cf. Cridle, Christian topography of Cosmas (1897); for Montfaucon: Sandys II, pp. 385-388. First edition, second issue, of a monumental collection of Greek voyages, often overlooked in the literature, including the first complete edition of Cosmas of Alexandria's celebrated Christiana topographia. Cosmas, a merchant from Alexandria, sailed in the Red Sea and the Arabian Gulf and visited Ethiopia ca. 530. Though he was known as "Indicopleustes", or Indian Voyager, it is doubtful whether he actually visited India. In his Christiana topographia Cosmas aimed to show that the earth was flat and the cosmos shaped like rectangular vaulted box. Several of the engravings in the present volume, reproduced from a manuscript, illustrate this view. One shows the earth as a rectangle with three notches, one notch representing the ArabianGulf, and the whole surrounded by an ocean, with in the east another rectangle representing Paradise, out of which four rivers flow into the inhabited world.Slightly browned, with some occasional minor foxing or thumbing, and some faint stains, otherwise in very good condition. Binding also very good, only slightly rubbed and the spine of the second volume slightly damaged at the head.

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        Reize van Aleppo naar Jeruzalem, op Paasschen, in 't jaar 1698.Utrecht, Willem van Poolsum, 1705. 4to. With engraved frontispiece and 9 engraved plates (including 5 folding). Later half vellum.

      STCN (7 copies); cf. Atabey 784; Howgego, to 1800, P117; for the author see: Butlin, "Maundrell, Henry (bap. 1665, d. 1701)", in: ODNB (online). First edition of the Dutch translation of an account of a journey from Aleppo to Jerusalem and back by the British clergyman Henry Maundrell. The work was partially published to bring up to date Sandys's famous Relation of a journey (1610), which was still very popular. However, "Maundrell's account is quite different from that of Sandys, and is a major work in its own right, giving detailed descriptions of the life and landscapes of Syria, Lebanon, and Palestine, including the agricultural practices of the regions and places encountered, in addition to descriptions of places of religious significance. The factual accounts of the relict features of the ancient worlds are of interest and value, and they are accompanied by careful measurements and plans of major sites such as Baalbek" (Butlin).Browned, lower outer corner of title-page restored, some occasional foxing and mostly marginal stains. Binding rubbed along the extremities, sides scratched.

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        Hamburg und seine Bauten mit Altona, Wandsbek und Harburg-Wilhelmsburg 1918-1929. Herausgegeben vom Architekten und Ingenieur-Verein zu Hamburg.

      Mit 412 Seiten, 1 Blatt. Mit 860 schwarz-weißen Abbildungen und Illustrationen sowie einigen Kartenskizzen und Lageplänen. Mit einer ausfaltbaren Karte *Schienenverkehr des Großraums Hamburg*. Oln, 4 ( 28,5 x 21,5 cm ) Mit Themen wie: Schumacher-Bauten, öffentlicher Hochbau, Wohnungsbau, gewerbliche Bauten, Stadtbild. Ingenieurbauten, Verkehr und Güterverkehr, Hafen, Straßen, Brücken, Wasserwirtschaft, Hygiene, Energie-Versorgung, Beleuchtung, Bauten der Deutschen Reichspost usw.. Einband gering fleckig, innen wenige Seiten gering fleckig bzw. gering stockfleckig. ( Gewicht 1800 Gramm ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage further pics on request )

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        Reize door de binnenlanden van Noord-Amerika.Leiden, Abraham and Jan Honkoop, 1796. 2 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. With a small engraved author's portrait on title-page, a folding engraved map, and 5 (of 6) engraved plates (1 folding and 3 hand-coloured). Contemporary mottled half calf.

      Howgego, to 1800, C63; JCB II, 3776; Sabin 11190. First edition of the Dutch translation of a travelogue of North America by the English-American colonial captain Jonathan Carver (1710-1780). "In 1766 Carver was employed ... to explore to the west of the Great Lake in an attempt to contact the Sioux Indians. ... After wintering with the Indians on the Ste Croix River, Carver set out to return to Mackinac, but at the mouth of the Wisconsin met Captain James Tute, in command of a party send out to explore a route to the Pacific Ocean" (Howgego). The folding map shows the midlands of North America, the folding plate the St. Anthony waterfall in the Mississippi River and the hand-coloured engravings show different native American Indians.Lacking one of the engraved plates showing native Americans, otherwise in very good condition, only a few small spots. Binding slightly worn along the extremities, but still good.

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        Verhael van de eerste schip-vaert der Hollandische ende Zeeusche schepen door 't Way-gat, by Noorden Noorwegen, Moscovien ende Tartarien, na de coninckrijcken Cathay ende China. Met drie schepen, uyt Texel gezeylt in den jare 1594. Hier achter is by-ghevoeght de beschrijvinghe van de landen Siberien, Samoyeda, ende Tingoesa. Seer vreemt en vermaackelijck om lesen. Amsterdam, for Joost Hartgers, 1648. 4to. With woodcut illustration on title-page and a double-page engraved plate with 6 illustrations. Old marbled wrappers.

      Tiele, Bibl. 1132; Tiele, Mém. p. 114; Howego, to 1800, B21. Early edition of a classic account of the three earliest Dutch exploration voyages (1594, 1595, 1596) in search of a northeast passage to China, by Willem Barentsz. Two of the voyages were in company with Jan Huygen van Linschoten. Gerrit de Veer, the author of this book and close friend of Willem Baretsz., had taken part in the second and third voyage. The third voyage, with the well-known wintering on Nova Zembla, is by far the most famous and ranks among the greatest in the annals of Polar exploration.Faint waterstain in the upper right corner, some thumbing and a couple small stains; a good copy.

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        De zeden der wilden van Amerika. Zynde een nieuwe uitvoerige en zeer kurieuse beschryving van derzelver oorsprong, godsdienst, manier van oorlogen, huwelyken, opvoeding, oeffeningen, feesten, danzeryen, begravenissen, en andere zeldzame gewoonten.The Hague, Gerard vander Poel, 1731. 2 volumes bound as 1. Folio. With engraved frontispiece, engraved map of North and South America and 41 engraved plates. Contemporary calf, richly gold-tooled spine.

      Alden & Landis 731/128; Sabin 38598; Tiele, Bibl. 637; cf. Howgego, to 1800, L51. First edition of the Dutch translation of an important work on North American Indians. The author, Joseph François Lafitau (1681-1746), was the son of a rich merchant and travelled as a missionary to Canada in 1711, where he tried to convert the Iroquois Indians to Christianity. He made "a thorough study of Iroquois character and usages, as a preparation for his great work Moers des sauvages ..." (Howgego). It deals extensively with the religion of the Iroquois, referring to other "primal" religions in Brazil and the Antilles, but also to ancient Greek and Roman rites. Other chapters deal with the Iroquois government, marriage, warfare, trade, hunting, burial, etc., all illustrated in great detail. Lafiteau also discovered ginseng in Canada, and wrote a treatise on its medicinal properties.With bookplate and some marginal annotations in pencil. Binding rubbed along the extremities, corners bumped and top of front hinge slightly cracked. Text leaves and plates in very good condition, with only a few faint spots or stains.

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        Reize door de binnenlanden van Noord-Amerika.Leiden, Abraham and Jan Honkoop, 1796. 2 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. With a small engraved author's portrait on title-page, a folding engraved map, and 5 (of 6) engraved plates (1 folding and 3 hand-coloured). Contemporary mottled half calf.

      Howgego, to 1800, C63; JCB II, 3776; Sabin 11190. First edition of the Dutch translation of a travelogue of North America by the English-American colonial captain Jonathan Carver (1710-1780). "In 1766 Carver was employed ... to explore to the west of the Great Lake in an attempt to contact the Sioux Indians. ... After wintering with the Indians on the Ste Croix River, Carver set out to return to Mackinac, but at the mouth of the Wisconsin met Captain James Tute, in command of a party send out to explore a route to the Pacific Ocean" (Howgego). The folding map shows the midlands of North America, the folding plate the St. Anthony waterfall in the Mississippi River and the hand-coloured engravings show different native American Indians.Lacking one of the engraved plates showing native Americans, otherwise in very good condition, only a few small spots. Binding slightly worn along the extremities, but still good.

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        Miroir de la vérité dédié a tous les maçons.

      2 Bde. (von 3?). 392 S. 384 S. HLdr. d. Zt.. Vgl. Brunet V, 22511, Caillet 29 und Wolfstieg 518 (jeweils Ausgabe 1800-1802, in 3 Bänden). Vorliegende Ausgabe aus dem Verlag Collin konnte ich weder in Bibliothek noch Bibliographien nachweisen. - Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library. - Gutes Exemplar!

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        Memoirs of a captivity in Japan, during the years 1811, 1812, and 1813; with observations on the country and the people ... second edition. Including: - RIKORD, Petr Ivanovich. Account of voyages to the coasts of Japan; and of negotiations with the Japanese, for the release of Captain Golownin and his companions.-Account of the voyages of Messrs. Chwostoff & Dawidoff.London, Henry Colburn & Co., 1824. 3 volumes. 8vo. With an additional facsimile map, copied from the French edition of 1818, inserted in volume 2. Modern red cloth.

      Cordier, Japonica, cols. 456-466; Howgego, 1800-1850, G15. Second edition of the English translation of a primary source for the history of Russian-Japanese relations in the aftermath of disputes that began during Ivan Krusenstern's voyage around the world (1803-1806) for the Russian-American Company under Nikolay Rezanov (1764-1807). That voyage brought Rezanov's trade mission to Japan in 1805, but he failed to reach an agreement, leaving Russian ships prohibited from entering Japanese waters. The Russian sloop Diana under command of the explorer Colonel Vasily Golovnin and Captain Petr Rikord made a new Russian voyage around the world (1808-1811), especially to explore and survey the Russian Pacific shores, Kamchatka and Alaska. In 1811 Japanese samurai captured Golovnin and six of his men on the island of Kunashir and took them to the island of Hokkaido. The present book gives a gripping account of Golovnin's capture and Rikord's successful operation to rescue him in 1813.With the title-page of volume one lacking and provided in facsimile, the publisher's advertisements at the end of volume three lacking as well, and the "General introduction" bound in volume three rather than in volume one. A fair copy, slightly thumbed throughout.

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        AN HISTORY OF MARINE ARCHITECTURE

      London: Printed by Bye and Law for R. Faulder et al., 1800-02. FIRST EDITION. Abbey says what is generally acknowledged, that this is "the most authoritative book on 18th century shipbuilding published in England." The significance of the work assigned to it by its contemporaries is suggested by the very large number of booksellers who served as selling agents: no fewer than 35 are listed on the title page. The text here has been "derived chiefly from original manuscripts, as well in private collections as in the great public repositories." Charnock (1756-1807) studied at Oxford but became interested in naval affairs and served for a time as a volunteer in the Navy; he also published an important six-volume biographical dictionary of 17th and 18th century British Naval captains, "Biographia Navalis," in 1794-98. The present item is of very great interest as a copy in the original boards, with all of its especially spacious margins intact. The difference in size of leaf of this book between regular and untrimmed copies is perhaps even more striking than usual: the NUC copy measures 295 mm., while ours is 320 mm. tall.. 320 x 250 mm. (12 5/8 x 9 3/4"). Three volumes. FIRST EDITION. Recent sympathetic half calf, marbled paper sides, raised bands, spine panels with blind-tooled centerpiece, green and black morocco labels, EDGES UNTRIMMED. Engraved title in first volume (called the "frontispiece" in the list of illustrations) and 99 PLATES, 19 of them folding (one folding out to measure 32 x 11 1/2"), WITH SOMETIMES STRIKING ILLUSTRATIONS OF NAVAL ARCHITECTURE (all but one of the plates placed at the ends of the volumes, some plates bound in the wrong order, but all present). Abbey "Life" 331; JCB Maritime History 431; Scott 474; Scheepvaart Museum Catalogue, p. 752; Lowndes I, 422. First leaf of text somewhat soiled, small hole in one folding plate and two preliminary leaves (no loss), nine plates with stab holes along fore edge, slight soiling or fraying at the edges of a few engravings, but IN MOST WAYS A FINE COPY, WITH EXCELLENT IMPRESSIONS OF THE PLATES, WITH AN ESPECIALLY FRESH AND CLEAN TEXT, AND WITH SPACIOUS MARGINS. Abbey says what is generally acknowledged, that this is "the most authoritative book on 18th century shipbuilding published in England." The significance of the work assigned to it by its contemporaries is suggested by the very large number of booksellers who served as selling agents: no fewer than 35 are listed on the title page. The text here has been "derived chiefly from original manuscripts, as well in private collections as in the great public repositories." Charnock (1756-1807) studied at Oxford but became interested in naval affairs and served for a time as a volunteer in the Navy; he also published an important six-volume biographical dictionary of 17th and 18th century British Naval captains, "Biographia Navalis," in 1794-98. The present item is of very great interest as a copy in the original boards, with all of its especially spacious margins intact. The difference in size of leaf of this book between regular and untrimmed copies is perhaps even more striking than usual: the NUC copy measures 295 mm., while ours is 320 mm. tall.

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        Italy with the addition of the southern parts of Germany as far as Pettau in Stiria; Murlakia, Dalmatia, the adjacent countries and all the Illyric Islands.

      2 hand-coloured 24-panneled sheets, 1120x 635mm.With the original slipcase.

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        [Title in Russian followed on the same page by:] Traité d'alliance défensive conclu entre leurs majestés, Empereur de toutes les Russies et le Roi de Prusse le 16/28 Juillet 1800.St Petersburg, Imperial Printing Office, 1801. Folio (29.5 x 21.5 cm). Treaty between Russia and Prussia in Russian and French in 2 parallel columns in cyrillic (left) and roman (right) types. Loose bifolia (and 1 singleton leaf).

      KVK & WorldCat (State Library, Moscow only); not in G.F. von Martens, Recueil des principaux traités ... Rare first and only edition, in Russian and French, of a defensive alliance concluded at St Petersburg between Tsar Pavel I of Russia and King Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia on 28 July 1800 (16 July by the Julian calendar used in Russia until the Revolution), revising that concluded on 27 July/7 August 1792 following the Polish-Russian War. The 1792 treaty allied was drawn up when the parties were subjugating the once great and powerful Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, dissolved with its third partition in 1795. Nine months after Napoleon seized power in a coup d'état, these allies faced a much more dangerous foe. In spite of the greatly different political and military context, the treaty largely repeated the XIV articles of the 1792 treaty, but added a new article VIII (concerning the governance and provisioning of the army) and revised articles I, VII, XXII-XIV (this last group becoming XXIII-XV). We have found no other copy outside the Russian State Library in Moscow.Slightly browned and with an occasional minor marginal stain or tattered edge and the gutter folds somewhat weak, but otherwise in very good condition. Rare first and only edition (in Russian and French) of an 1800 treaty between Russia and Prussia, revising their 1792 treaty in the new political situation.

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        [Collection of 14 signed, mostly autograph letters].Toulon, 1842-1849. 8vo and 4to. Letters in black and brown ink on paper (11 with the "prefecture maritime" letterhead), 1 with its original envelope and 3 originally folded, addressed and sealed for posting without an envelope.

      For Charles Baudin: Howgego, 1800-1850, B16 (see also B17). Collection of 14 signed letters, all but 3 autographs, written by Charles Baudin (1792-1854) and dated 1842-1849, when he served as Maritime Prefect at Toulon. He was one of the leading naval figures of the 19th century, whose naval service, mostly as Vice Admiral, began under Napoleon Bonaparte and ended in the early days of the Second Empire. Charles Baudin lost his right arm in battle in 1808 and had to write with his left hand, leading to the distinctive back-sloped handwriting evident in his signature and the 10 autograph letters. All letters are in good or very good condition. Letters 4, 7 and 14 are very slightly browned and 14 also shows some small stains. Letter 2 has a corner torn off and a small hole (neither affecting the text). A valuable primary source for French naval affairs in the last decade of Louis Philippe I's reign.

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        Iacobus Callot

      ca. 1800. Line engraving measuring 23 x 17 cm. (9 x 7 inches).

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        Viagens extensas e dilatadas do celebre Arabe Abu-Abdallah, mais conhecido pelo nome de Ben-Batuta. ... Tomo I[-II]. Lisbon, Typografia da academia, 1840-1855. Small 4to (21 x 15.5 cm). Non matching brown paper wrappers.

      Innocêncio 2613-2614; List NYPL Arabia, p. 167 (vol 1 only); Ibrahim-Hilmy I, p. 8 (vol. 1 only); cf. Howgego, to 1800, B47. First and only edition of the Portuguese translation (from an Arabic manuscript) of the travel account of Abu Abdullah Mohammed ibn Batuta (1304-1368/69), known in the West as the Islamic Marco Polo. Once little-known, his account of his travels was discovered in the 19th century and has now become a classic of travel literature. At the time of publication, Moura's translation was the most complete edition in any language. "While on a pilgrimage to Mecca he [Ibn Batuta] made a decision to extend his travels throughout the whole of the Islamic world. Possibly the most remarkable of the Arab travellers, he is estimated to have covered 75,000 miles in forty years" (Howgego). His account, known as the Rihla, is esteemed for its lively descriptions of his travels, giving notable information on the history, geography and botany of the countries and cities Ibn Batuta visited.The wrapper of volume 2 has some damage to the spine, otherwise good. With only a few spots in one leaf of volume 1 and an occasional spot in volume 2. A very good copy, wholly untrimmed and unopened.

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