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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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        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 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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        2 Damen hinter einem Schleier. Japanischer Farbholzschnitt um 1800.

       2 Schönheiten hinter einem blauen Schleier. Japanische Farbgrafik ( Farbholzschnitt ). Der Farbholzschnitt ist links oben und rechts unten signiert. Bildmaß der Darstellung: 32 x 23 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), unter Passepartout im Wechselrahmen gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 46,5 x 34,5 cm ). Das Blatt von guter Erhaltung, das Passepartout stärker gebräunt. Auf dem Rahmen verso ein alter Zeitungsartikel über Utamaro sowie eine Wiedergabe des Blattes als schwarz-weiße Postkarte ( Bitte beachten: Versand kann hier wegen Bruchgefahr nur ausgerahmt erfolgen ) ( Leider auf den Pics mit Blitzlichtreflexionen - diese sich bitte wegdenken - sorry there are some flashlights on the pics - in fact not at the glass ) ( Lagerort: Richey, 1. OG ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Japan, Farbgrafik, Graphik, Hofdamen, Damen, Geishas, Google, Farbholzschnitt, Utamaro

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        Le tournoi études de chevaux & de costumes ... Cahier ...Paris, Berlin, London & New York, Goupil & Co., [1852-1854]. Instalment of 6 large beautifully hand-coloured lithographed plates on wove paper (48 x 62.5 cm), by J.B. Zwecker after drawings by Jean Victor Vincen Adam and printed by Lemercier, numbered 8, 9, 12, 14, 16 and 17. Loose in original publisher's printed paper wrappers, with a lithographed illustration showing the start of a tournament.

      Adhémar, Inventaire du fonds français après 1800, Vol. 1, p. 64 (instalment of 6 irregular numbered plates); Mennessier de la Lance I, p. 6 (note, no amount of plates specified); Meyer, Allgemeines Künstler-Lexikon I, p. 75, no. 64 (whole suite of 24 plates); not in Podeschi. Instalment of 6 beautiful hand-coloured lithographed illustrations of mounted horses, with their riders in traditional costumes, participating in tournaments in different settings. It's a separate instalment from an extremely rare print series by the French draughtsman Jean Victor Vincent Adam (1801-1866), known for his illustrations of horses. No other copies of other instalments or the whole series of 24 plates could be located, only a few mentions in the literature. With the embossed publisher's stamp on each of the plates, a tear in the margins of a plate, and the wrappers with tears in the fold. Otherwise in very good condition.

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        Reys-togten naar en door Oost-Indien; in welke, de voornaamste landen, koningryken, steden, eylanden, bergen, en rivieren, met haare eigenschappen, beneffens de wetten, godsdiensten, zeden en dragten der inwoonders, en wat verder zoo van dieren, vrugten, en planten aanmerkelyks in die gewesten is; naauwkeurig word beschreven ...Amsterdam, Andries van Damme, 1708. 2 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With engraved frontispiece (giving the title as "Gedenkwaardige reysen naar Oost-Indien"), engraved author's portrait, 43 engraved plates (including 16 double-page and 2 larger folding) and 4 engraved illustrations in the text. Contemporary calf, richly gold-tooled spine and board edges.

      Howgego, to 1800, S66; Landwehr & V.d. Krogt, VOC 284; STCN (6 copies); Tiele, Bibl. 990. Second edition of a popular account of the extensive travels of Wouter Schouten (1639-1704), a ship's surgeon in service of the VOC (Dutch East India Company) in 1658 in India, the East Indies and the Far East. He visited Colombo (Sri Lanka), the Malabar coast, Bengal, Arakan, Batavia, Formosa (Taiwan), Sumatra, the Moluccas and Amboina. He describes the cities he visited, often illustrated as well, and gives description of the inhabitants, commenting on their food, dress, religion, customs, etc. The second "book" includes extensive references to Arabia and Persia, describing the Arabian Peninsula, the Red Sea, Medina (including Muhammad's tomb), Aden, Mocha and Socotra (Yemen). "Schouten was an observant traveler who explored inland into the environs of nearly every port-of-call, sometimes by himself or with a small group of comrades. His narrative, full of anecdotes as well as information gleaned about countries he had not visited, became particularly popular with readers in the eighteenth century, when it was republished in no fewer than seven editions" (Howgego).With a manuscript inscription in ink on first flyleaf. Only very slightly browned, with a few small spots and the last six quires with a water stain in the upper half. Binding slightly worn along the extremities, a small tear at the top and bottom of the spine. Overall in very good condition, with broad margins.

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        Journael oft daghelijcx-register van de voyagie na Rio de Plata, ghedaen met het schip ghenoemt de Silveren Werelt, ...Amsterdam, Cornelis Claesz. (colophon: printed by Cornelis Claesz., bookseller), 1603. Oblong 4to (18.5 x 24.5 cm). With a large engraving on the title-page, 5 engraved plates (1 nautical chart and 4 views, numbered [1], 2-3, [4], 5). Plate 4 sophisticated from a later edition. 17th-century(?) gold-tooled vellum, each board with an arabesque centrepiece and double fillets, cloth ties, later endpapers.

      Alden & Landis 603/88; Borba de Moraes, pp. 640-641 ("very rare"); Sabin 57901; STCN (5 copies); Tiele, Bibl. 835; WorldCat (3 copies, incl. 2 the same); cf. Howgego, to 1800, G25. Rare first edition of the account of one of the most famous and one of the earliest Dutch voyages to South America, written by the captain of the smallest of the 2 ships that made up the expedition, Hendrick Ottsen. The 2 ships were called De Gulden Werelt and De Silveren Werelt ("The Golden World" and "The Silver World"), and they were fitted out by Admiral Laurens Bicker (1563-1606) and Pieter Gerritsz Ruytenburch for the purpose of trading with Guinea on the West coast of Africa and the Rio de la Plata in South America, with Bicker himself as the commander of the expedition and Cornelis van Heemskerk (1573-1618?), the brother of the famous Jacob van Heemskerk, as the "commies" (merchant) on De Silveren Werelt. It is the first printed account of a Dutch voyage to South America, and proved to be very important for later voyages, as the account includes a nautical chart and an extensive description of the harbour and city of Buenos Aires, founded only 20 years earlier, which is, as such, "one of the earliest descriptions of Buenos Aires" (Howgego).Although the first plate is numbered "2", the second plate (unnumbered) was apparently intended as plate 1. Plate 4, showing 2 natives of Rio de la Plata, is a sophistication (without number or caption), printed either from the heavily reworked original copper plate or from a copy engraved at a later date. It is printed on 18th-century paper, watermarked with a crowned "GR" (for George I, crowned Prince-Elector of Hanover 1708 and King of England 1714), vaguely similar to Heawood 3150, 3154, 3697, 3702 and 3715 (dated 1724-1776). Imprint on title-page shaved. Further in good condition and attractively bound.

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        Reize naar Nieuw-Mexico en de binnenlanden van Louisiana, voorgegaan door eenen togt naar de bronnen der Mississippi.Amsterdam, Cornelis Timmer (colophon: printed by A. Breeman & Co.), 1812. 2 volumes. 8vo. With 3 engraved folding maps: the first two showing the interior of Louisiana and the third the Mississippi River. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spine.

      Sabin 62840 (2 maps); Streeter, Texas 1047B; cf. DAB XIV, pp. 599-600; Howgego, 1800-1850, P27-28. First and only edition of the Dutch translation of a well-known account of the two expeditions of the United States soldier and explorer Zebulon Montgomery Pike (1779-1813): searching for the sources of the Mississippi River and exploring New Mexico and the western parts of Louisiana. "For several years he [Pike] served with the frontier army, restlessly awaiting an opportunity to distinguish himself. At length it came, when Gen. James Wilkinson directed him to lead an exploring party to the source of the Mississippi. [Afterwards] The young lieutenant was ... dispatched upon a longer and more important expedition, setting out from St. Louis on July 1, 1806. He was instructed to explore the headwaters of the Arkansas and Red rivers and to reconnoitre the Spanish settlements of New Mexico ... After returning to the United States, Pike found his name coupled ... with the Burr-Wilkinson scheme for empire in the Southwest" (DAB).The folding maps are reinforced in the gutter and the second half of the second volume browned and with some foxing, otherwise in good condition, only slightly trimmed, preserving the tranchefiles. Front hinge cracked, but the front board still attached, spine chipped, and some other general wear.

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        Willem Lithgouws 19 jaarige lant-reyse, uyt Schotlant nae de vermaerde deelen des werelts Europa, Asia en Africa.Amsterdam, Jacob Benjamin (colophon: printed by Christoffel Cunradus), 1653. 2 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With engraved frontispiece by Crispijn de Passe, 1 engraved plate and 6 engraved illustrations in the text. 19th-century half vellum.

      Howgego, to 1800, L134; KVK & WorldCat (8 copies); Tiele, Bibl. 695 note; cf. Blackmer 1021. Second Dutch edition 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, Malta, continental Europe and North Africa, including the British Isles and the Iberian peninsula. He gives an account of coffee, describes Turkish baths and long Turkish tobacco pipes, pigeon post between Aleppo and Bagdad and the hatching of chicken eggs by artificial incubation, all largely unknown in Europe when he wrote. 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).With the bookplate of the Dutch historian J.F.L. de Balbian Verster. The engraved plate faces p. 50 of the part 1, but probably should face p. 21 of part 2. With a tear repaired in Q3 and very slightly browned, but book and binding overall in good condition.

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        Reizen in den Stillen Oceaan.Dordrecht, A. Blussé and son 1810-1814. 3 volumes bound as 1. 8vo. With 3 title-pages. Contemporary half sheepskin.

      Howgego, 1800-1850, T24; Muller, America, 3431; O'Reilly & Reitmann 717 (erroneously listing 2 Dutch editions). First and only Dutch edition of Turnbull's A voyage round the world . Together with John Buyers, Turnbull sailed from Portsmouth in 1800 in the 10-gun Margaret to make his fortune in the Pacific. The ship called at Madeira and Rio de Janeiro, reaching Sydney in January 1801. After Turnbull's business speculation proved a failure, he spent the next three years exploring the Pacific, visiting Tahiti, Hawaii, New Zealand, Fiji, the Society Islands and Tonga. He discovered three islands in the Tuamotus and his narrative "for the first time stimulated interest among English merchants in the commercial advantages of trade with Australia and the Pacific Islands" (Howgego). Library stamps on flyleaf and title-page. Volumes 1 and 3 slightly browned and volume 2 slightly foxed, binding slightly chafed, otherwise in very 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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        Tvänne resor från Ostindien till Americas nordvåstra kust, åren 1786, 1788 och 1789.Stockholm, printed by J.S. Ekmanson for I. Utters, 1797. 8vo. 19th-century half scheepskin, gold-tooled spine with red morocco title label, marbled sides.

      Cordier, Sinica 2104; Forbes 274; Howgego, to 1800, M86; Paul Markham Kahn Collection 3/264; Sabin 47265. An abridged Swedish edition of John Meares's voyages, with a preface signed "Samuel Ödmann". John Meares (1756?-1809) is best known for his role in the Nootka crisis, but his account is also of Hawaiian interest. In 1786 he sailed from Calcutta to the North Pacific and after having explored part of the coast of Alaska he sailed for China by way of Hawaii. From China he embarked on a fur trading voyage to Nootka Sound, spending the summer trading furs along the coast of British Columbia and wintering in the Hawaiian Islands. On the island of Kauai he picked up Tianna, a Hawaiian chief, and brought him back to Canton (China).Owner's inscription on endleaf. The binding shows some wear, otherwise in very good condition.

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        Voyage a l'Oasis de Thèbes et dans les déserts situés a l'orient et a l'occident de la Thébaïde, fait pendant les années 1815, 1816, 1817 et 1818. Paris, Royal press, 1821. With 24 numbered engraved plates, including 2 engraved maps (1 folding), 1 plate coloured by hand and 1 double-page. With: (2) CAILLIAUD, Frédéric and Bernardino DROVETTI. Voyage a l'Oasis de Syouah ... pendant leurs voyages dans cette oasis, en 1819 et en 1820.Paris, Rignoux, 1823. With 20 numbered plates (1 engraved map and 19 lithographed plates). 2 works in 1 volume. Folio. Contemporary green goatskin morocco, richly gold-tooled spine.

      Howgego, 1800-1850, C1; ad 1: Blackmer 268; cf. Gay 1967 (1822 ed.); Ibrahim-Hilmy I, p. 113 (1822 ed.); not in Atabey; ad 2: Gay 2515; Ibrahim-Hilmy I, p. 113. Ad 1: first edition of the account of Cailliaud's travels in the Oasis of Thebes and his expedition to locate the ancient emerald mines of the Red Sea coast. Together with an account of Drovetti's discovery of the Oasis of Dakel. The plates include a map of the Eastern Desert ("Déserts fréquentés par les Arabes A'babdeh") and plans and beautiful views of antiquities discovered.Ad 2: after Cailliaud returned to Paris in 1819 he went back to Egypt on an official mission to continue the exploration of Egypt and its monuments in areas where Napoleon's scholars had been unable to penetrate. He set out on a journey to the oasis of Siwa, where he studied the temple of Umm al-Ibeida. Afterwards he joined up with Drovetti, who was part of the Hasan Bey expedition, a military expedition to get control over the inhabitants of Siwa. The plates include a map of the Siwa Desert and plans and beautiful views of antiquities discovered.The journals and notes of Cailliaud and Drovetti were edited and published by Edme-François Jomard.Some foxing, but otherwise in very good condition. Binding also very good.

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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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        [Autograph letter, signed, to Jean Joseph Marcel].[Paris?, 28 August, ca.1832/35]. Folded leaf (12.5 x 9.9 cm). In French. 2 pp. text.

      Cf. Howgego, 1800-1850, D34-D35. Letter by the famed French Pacific explorer and naval officer Jules Sébastien César Dumont d'Urville (1790-1842) to Mr. "Marcel", most likely Jean Joseph Marcel, a scholar-printer who accompanied Napoleon to Egypt. Dumont thanks him for sending the "Tchong-Young", a Confucian text known in English as Zhong Yong and part of the famous Sishu. Dumont further mentions a "Medhurst", most likely Walter Henry Medhurst's Dictionary of the Hok-Keën dialect of the Chinese language (Macau, 1832). With a small advertisement for an edition of Dumont's Voyage autour du monde tipped in. Two corners cut off, not affecting text. In good condition.

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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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        Gesamtansicht ('Prospect der Stadt Franckfurt am Mayn').

      - Kupferstich n. A. Sommer b. Joseph Eder in Wien, um 1800, 16,5 x 27

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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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        Systeme des connnaissances chimiques, et de leurs applications aux Phénomènes de la nature et de l'art

      Paris: Baudouin, 1800. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo. [21.5 x 13 cm], 11 volumes. I: (2) ff., 176 pp., 220 pp.; II: 352 pp., (1) f. errata; III: (2) ff., 344 pp., (1) f. errata; IV: (2) ff., 324 pp.; V: (2) ff., 397 pp.; VI: (2) ff., 442 pp. [last 2 ff. mispaginated]; VII: (2) ff., 378 pp.; XIII: (2) ff., 330 pp. [pp. 321-4 misbound], (1) f. errata; IX: (2) ff., 448 pp.; X: (2) ff., 420 pp., (1) f. errata; XI: (2) ff., 197 [i.e. 207] pp., 2 ff. printer's notices. Uniformly bound in contemporary brown mottled calf, spines in decorative gilt compartments, title and volumes gilt on red and green letterpieces. Occasional very light toning to a few gatherings, otherwise immaculate. An excellent set.First edition of a landmark publication in the history of chemistry, Fourcroy's 10-volume encyclopedic treatise of chemical theory and application. The treatise draws on twenty years of research conducted by Fourcroy, from his private lectures in the early 1780s to his most recent investigations into mercury oxides and salts, carried out with his younger partner Vauquelin. "The best account of the state of the science at the time" (Ferguson)."Believing that the time had come for chemistry to separate from natural history, Fourcroy began in 1793 to compose his monumental treatise on the theory of chemistry, containing more information on the subject than any other work yet published. Fourcroy classed substances into eight categories according to their composition, from simple elements to complex organic compounds; his discussions of each category drew both from his own extensive knowledge of chemistry and from the latest observations and discoveries of French and foreign colleagues. Fourcroy considered that chemistry could be understood only through study of its four parts-history, theory, practice and application-and at first had intended to write separate treatises for each, but ended up incorporating short accounts of the other parts in the present work, as he was not sure he would live to complete the project at first planned" (Norman). *Ferguson I.288; Norman 283; Duveen p. 226 (4to edition); Smeaton pp. 75-7, 225-6; DSB V.89-93.

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        Phytologia: or the Philosophy of Agriculture and Gardening. With the Theory of Draining Morasses and with an Improved Construction of the Drill Plough.

      Printed for J. Johnson. by T. Bensley 1800 - FIRST EDITION, with 12 engraved plates, 2 folding, minimal spotting to title-page, small damp-stain in lower outer corner at end, pp. viii, 612 [i.e. 630, since plates I-IX are each preceded by an explanatory letterpress leaf, not included in the pagination or register], [12, Index], 4to, . A fine copy of a major treatise on agriculture. 'Darwin consolidated his interests in yet another field with the publication, in 1800, of a major treatise on agriculture, Phytologia, or, The Philosophy of Agriculture and Gardening. His intention was to systematize agricultural knowledge, informed by his conviction that plants were inferior animals, providing a theoretical framework that could sustain better agricultural and horticultural practices. Phytologia opens with a section on plant physiology, followed by one on the economy of vegetation, and then a final section on agriculture and horticulture, oriented around production of various plant parts (fruits, roots, barks, flowers, seeds, leaves, and woods). Darwin provided a confident overview of the prospects for improving agricultural production and an imaginative range of innovations, including methods for forwarding the production of seeds and their ripening, for perfecting and enlarging fruit, and for growing timber with appropriate flexibility for use in the shipbuilding industry. A strong interest in the chemical aspects of agriculture was obvious throughout the volume: he recognized the use of ammonia in vegetation, understood the importance of nitrate and phosphate in plant growth, and considered the possibility of a chemical insecticide (a lime–sulphur mixture). Like the contemporary chemist Richard Kirwan, Darwin emphasized the importance of manures in increasing agricultural productivity. In Phytologia Darwin also proposed what came to be regarded as ecological controls, such as the regulation of insects by increasing the numbers of their predators' (ODNB). (Henrey 615; Perkins 448; ESTC T132420)

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        Systeme des Connaissances Chimiques, et de leurs applications aux phénomènes de la nature et de l?art

      Paris, An IX-X, 1800-01.. First Octavo edition, published simultaneously with an edition in quarto format. Contemporary vellum, gilt lettered spine-labels, 10 volumes in 5. With the stamped signatures of Fourcroy and the publisher on verso of titles for authentication purposes, and the publisher's voucher for the separately published index tipped in Volume I. Institutional stamps on titles, generally very clean. Fourcroy's magnum opus. Fourcroy was one of the earliest converts to the views of the modern chemist Antoine Lavoisier, which he diffused through his own extensive writings. However, Fourcroy was as much a teacher as he was an investigator, and his name appears on a large number of chemical and physiological memoirs. He helped establish schools for both primary and secondary education. Scientific studies were especially provided for.

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        A New and Complete Illustration of the Occult Sciences: Or the Art of Foretelling Future Events and Contingencies .... In Four Parts. Embelllished with Curious Copper-Plates.

      London: Printed for the Author; and Sold By Champante and Whitrow .... And at the British Directory-Office, [c. 1800]. Two volumes. 4to. Half-calf & marbled boards, olive coated end papers. [1130] pp., continuously paged. Spines have been covered with modern plastic tape, repairs to inner hinges, wear to corners, scattered foxing, generally very good otherwise. Covers are mostly detached, held in place by tape. Thirty-one engraved plates (30 called for, all present). One plate, a portrait of Sibly, has been mounted on a bound-in leaf (possibly supplied from another copy or edition - it is not represented in the list of plates at the end of Volume II, but the typography suggests that it belongs here). First published in 1784, this book was issued under several titles and combinations of titles; this one has a title page for Part II (it is pg. 275 in Vol I), with the title: "An Illustration of the Celestial Science of Astrology. Part the Second". .... London, [np], 1798. The main title page in Volume II has a title slightly different from that in Volume I: "A complete Illustration of the Astrological and Occult Sciences ...." and the imprint states: "Printed for the Proprietor ....", instead of the Author. The title page for the third part (it is page 915 in Volume II) bears the same title as that of the second part, but is dated 1792. The title page for the fourth part (it is page 1057 in Volume II) uses the same title as the main title page of Volume II, and the same imprint, undated. Despite existing in a variety of forms, complete copies are not common. The plate of Edward Kelly invoking the Spirit of a Deceased Person is notable, and present here in nice condition. . Half-Leather. Good +.

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        Captain Cook

      London: J. Wilkes, 20 September, 1800. Some light foxing.. Engraving, 161 x 114mm. (plate size). A particularly interesting engraved portrait of Cook, after the original by Nathaniel Dance. The vignette at the base of the oval includes a minute but essentially accurate rendering of Webber's scene depicting Cook's death in Hawaii. The Dance portrait had first been engraved as the frontispiece to the official account of Cook's second voyage.The engraver was John Chapman (fl. 1792-1823), an enterprising engraver and book artist who published portraits of a great number of important figures associated with Australia, including George Barrington, "an exact portrait of a Savage of Botany Bay" (in 1795), and William Bligh.Beddie lists several copies of this print, all of them held in either the Dixson or Mitchell collections at the State Library of New South Wales.

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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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        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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        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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Reis in de binnenlanden van Afrika, ... gedurende de jaren 1825, 1826 en 1827: benevens het reisverhaal van Richard Lander.Rotterdam, widow J. Allart ( printed by Gebr. Giunta d'Albani, The Hague), 1830-1831. 2 volumes bound as 1. 8vo. With aquatint portrait of the author, folding lithographed map (47 x 55 cm) showing the routes of the expedition and a folding map of the "Kouarra" (Niger) river. Mid 19th-century tanned sheepskin, gold-tooled.

      Cat. NHSM I, p. 200; Howgego, 1800-1850, C34; for Clapperton: Fyfe, "Clapperton, Hugh (1788-1827)", in: ODNB (online ed.). The first Dutch edition of Clapperton's valuable narrative of his second journey through Africa. Determined to find the course of the Niger, Clapperton made 2 expeditions into the interior of Africa. The present account records his final attempt, undertaken after the first had failed. Initially, he had tried to approach the river from Tripoli, in this second attempt he travelled from West Africa, starting at Ouidah, accompanied by Robert Pearce, Thomas Dickson, Robert Morison, and his manservant Richard Lander. The party travelled through the Yoruba country, reaching its capital Katunga (or Oyo), on 23 January 1826. Clapperton and Lander then headed for Yauri, crossed the Niger at Komie (south of Bussa), and proceeded to Kano. Clapperton left Lander at Kano and travelled alone to Sokoto, where he was welcomed by Sultan Muhammad Bello. The present Dutch edition includes Lander's journal, which covers the journey from Kano to Sokoto. Though Clapperton and Lander failed in their primary objective to discover the course of the Niger, their expedition was of great significance and the information recorded in their journals contributed greatly to the knowledge of African geography. With some faint waterstains and both maps with tears along the folds neatly repaired, but still in very good condition. Spine chafed.

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        Jongste en echte berigten betrekkelijk Tombuctoo en eenige andere nog onbezochte deelen der binnenlanden van Afrika.Amsterdam, J.C. Sepp en Zoon, 1818. 8vo. With a folding engraved map (30.5 x 37.5 cm) of North Africa with the routes of Mugo Park and Robert Adams highlighted in colour. Contemporary boards.

      Howgego, 1800-1850, R24; NCC (4 copies); Saalmink, p. 31. First Dutch edition of Adam's The narrative of Robert Adams,... (1816). Robert Adams, an American sailor whose real name was Benjamin Rose, sailed in the Charles on a trading voyage along the west coast of Africa. Somewhere near Cape Blanc the ship struck ground, and after the crew had struggled ashore they were immediately taken prisoner by some 30 Moors. The prisoners were taken into the interior of Mauritania, and after the party had reached a hilly village, they were assaulted by a company of black Africans. Both the Moors and the captives were imprisoned and subsequently taken to the King in Timbuktu, where they arrived in February 1811. Adams describes Timbuktu and its inhabitants at length. Timbuktu wasn't the thriving metropolis it was made out to be, but a small city with no walls, and houses made of clay and grass.Spine slightly damaged. In very good condition, untrimmed leaving all deckles intact.

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        Nieuwe reize naar de binnenste gedeelten van Afrika, door Egypte, Syrie en Le Dar-four, . gedaan in den jaare 1792-1798.Amsterdam, Johannes Allart, 1800. 2 volumes. 8vo. With 2 folding maps engraved by D. Veelwaard (ca. 32 x 24 cm and 43 x 40 cm), a woodcut of a pyramid and some tables in text. Modern half vellum.

      - Cox I, p. 394; Howgego, to 1800, B170; Ibrahim-Hilmy I, p. 91; cf: Atabey 156; Blackmer 219-220. The rare Dutch translation of an important work, containing the earliest information on Darfur (Sudan). William George Browne (1768-1813), ''inspired by Bruce's travels, went to Egypt in 1792 hoping to explore the oases in the eastern Sahara and to journey to the source of the White Nile. He reached El Fashur in Darfur and was the first Englishman to explore the temple of Jupiter Ammon at the Oasis of Siwa. These deserts were not explored again until 1848 when Bayle St. John travelled through them. Browne was the first European to describe Darfur, which he reached with a Sudanese caravan in 1793. He was imprisoned there by the Sultan of Darfur. In 1796 he reached Egypt again by caravan and eventually returned to England via Syria and Constantinople. From 1800 to 1802 Browne travelled again in Turkey and the Levant. Some information gained at that time was published in Walpole's Memoirs. In 1812 he left England with the intention of travelling through Persia to Tartary, but was murdered by bandits in Persia'' (Blackmer).The maps show Darfur and the route of the Sudanese caravan travelling from Egypt to Darfur as well as the tracks (of which one coloured) for slave traders from Darfur to surrounding countries.In very good condition and wholly untrimmed, with owner's stamp on both title-pages. Scarce Dutch translation of an important work containing the earliest information on Darfur.

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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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Vermischte Schriften

      Bok. Georg Christoph Lichtenberg's vermischte Schriften nach dessem Tode aus den hinterlassenen Papieren gesammelt und herausgegeben von Ludwig Christian Lichtenberg und Friedrich Kries. Göttingen bey Johann Christian Dietrich. 1800(-1806). 8vo. 6 band, av totalt 9. 1:a, 3:e, 4:e, 5:e, 6:e och 9:e delen. 408 + 600 + 544 + 544 + 480 + 432 sidor. 9:e delen med 8 kopparstick, och 4:e delen med 6 kopparstick, bl.a ett föreställande captain James Cook, 3:e delen med två små kopparstick (alla verkets kopparstick). Bundna i 6 enkla, något nötta halvklotband. 6:e delen något lös från inbindningen. Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1744-1799) var professor i fysik och kemi i Göttingen, men gjorde sig främst känd som författare och satiriker och som författare av många aforismer. Detta är första upplagan av hans verk. Tyvärr fattas 2:a, 7:e och 8:e delen. Namnteckning på innerpärmarnas insidor: "Ingeborg Simenson, Aug 84".

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        The travels of Ibn Batuta; translated from the abridged Arabic manuscript copies, preserved in the public library of Cambridge. With notes, illustrative of the history, geography, botany, antiquities, &c. occurring throughout the work.London, printed for the Oriental Translation Committee (colophon: by J.L. Cox). Large 4to (32 x 26). With various passages including the original Arabic text. Later half calf.

      Howgego, to 1800, B47. First edition of the first substantial English translation of the travel account of Abu Abdullah Mohammed ibn Batuta (1304-1368/69), known in the West as the Arabian Marco Polo, with extensive footnotes. "While on a pilgrimage to Mecca he 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 journeys included trips to North Africa, the Horn of Africa, West Africa and Eastern Europe in the West, and to the Middle East, South Asia, Central Asia, Southeast Asia and China. The 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. He describes, for example, the city of Aden as follows: "From this place I went to the city of Aden, which is situated on the sea-shore. This is a large city, but without either seed, water, or tree. They have, however, reservoirs, in which they collect the rain-water for drinking. Some rich merchants reside here: and vessels from India occasionally arrive here. The inhabitants are modest and religious" (p. 55).Endpapers, half-title and subscription leaf foxed, some spots on the title-page, otherwise a very good copy, only slightly trimmed leaving generous margins. Binding very good as well.

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        Reizen over Moskovie, door Persie en Indie: verrykt met driehondert konstplaten, vertoonende de beroemste lantschappen en steden, ook de byzondere dragten, beesten, gewassen en platen, die daer gevonden worden ...Amsterdam, Willem and David Goeree for the author, 1711. Folio (40x25.5 cm). With engraved frontispiece by Bernard Picart, engraved author's portrait, 2 folding engraved maps, 109 engraved plates (13 folding, 55 double-page, 41 full-page) and 36 engraved illustrations in text. Contemporary blind-tooled vellum.

      Howgego, to 1800, B177; Klaversma & Hannema 310; STCN (9 copies); Tiele, Bibl. 209. First edition of one of the most richly illustrated accounts of a voyage to Russia, Persia and adjacent countries and territories by the Dutch artist and traveller Cornelis de Bruyn (1652-1726/27). De Bruyn sailed for Archangel in 1701, proceeding to Moscow, where he stayed for over a year. In 1703 he left Moscow, traveling by way of Asia Minor (Turkey) to Persia, where he remained until 1705. After nearly a year in Isfahan, he headed for Persepolis, the ancient Achaemenid palace complex, the ruins of which had his special interest. He spent three months there, carefully drawing the ruins of the palace, the remaining reliefs and cuneiform inscriptions. His drawings of these ruins are the first reliable pictures of this palace made accessible for Western scholars. Leaving Persia in 1705 he proceeded to India, Ceylon and the East Indies. He returned by much the same route, residing in Persia in 1706 and 1707, visiting, amongst other things, the ruins of Pasaragdes. The plates include large folding views of Moscow and Isfahan (194x40.5 cm!), portraits of Samoyeds, as well as many illustrations of local flora and fauna. Title-page with 1.5 cm trimmed off the lower margin and mounted on similar old paper, the lower corners of four preliminary leaves crudely reinforced, some plates with folds reinforced as well, and plate 127 with a part of the margin torn-off, just touching the image; otherwise a good copy with some occasional spots. Front hinge partly cracked, the binding slightly soiled and lacking the clasp, but still firm and good.

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        Kupferstich- Karte, b. Schneider und Weigel, "Schlesien nach dem Wielandschen Atlas .".

      - mit altem Flächenkolorit, dat. 1800, 55 x 73 Unten links der Titel und Erklärungen zu den Kreisen. Oben rechts eine Insetkarte der Umgebung von Schwiebus ( 9,5 x 19 cm.).

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        Ansicht, "Eine Partie bei den Dreisteinen auf die Schneekoppe" ( handschriftl.).

      - altkol. Kupferstich. n. u. v. F.A. Tittel, um 1800, 17 x 29,5 Seltene Ansicht! - Hier vorliegend als Abzug vor aller Schrift.

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