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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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        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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        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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        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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Mollusques Méditeranéens première partie. Céphalopodes de la Méditerranée. Genoa, imprimerie des Sourds-Muets, [1847]-1851. Large 4to (35.5 x 27.5 cm). With 45 (numbered as 41) lithographed plates (44 chromolithographed), by Armanino after Verany. Unbound, uncut and deckles intact, with separate uncut original tinted lithographed wrappers. In modern cloth box.

      BMC NH, p. 2203 (41 plates); Brunet V, col. 1128 (43 plates); Nissen, ZBI 4246 (43 plates); cf. Fredj & Meinardi, l'Ange & l'orchidée, pp. 44-47. First and only edition of a beautifully illustrated work on the cephalopods of the Mediterranean by the famous French naturalist Jean Baptiste Vérany (1800-1865), this copy with the plates printed on heavy coated paper. It's the first and only published part of a larger series on the molluscs of Mediterranean Mollusques Méditeranéens.This copy has 45 lithographed plates instead of the usual 43 and includes in addition to the 41 numbered plates, three 'bis' plates (7, 12 and 13) and a variant of plate 39, with a few different details. The plates are printed on heavy coated paper, instead of the normal paper of other copies, which makes the illustrations stand out very well.Text foxed, the first plate with a few minor spots and the separate wrappers with a few small tears. Very good copy of a beautifully illustrated work.

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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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        Histoire naturelle générale et particulière des poissons. Ouvrage faisant suite à l'histoire naturelle, générale et particulière, composée par Leclerc de Buffon, et mis dans un nouvel ordre par C. S. Sonnini, avec des notes et des additions. Tomes 1-13 (complete).

      Paris, Dufart, An X-XII [1800-1802]. 13 parts in 13. 8vo (19.4 x 12.2 cm). Text and 77 engraved plates. Uniform full tree calf, rich gilt spines, gilt titles on two red morocco labels, marbled flyleaves, all sides marbled.l The complete ichthyology of this famous work, which covers volumes 65-77 of the whole "Suite de Buffon" edited by Charles Nicolas Sigisbert Sonnini de Manoncourt (1751-1812). This part was also written by Sonnini. With a portrait of the author and editor, and one large folded tabel of the ichthyological system. Boards with some, mostly light shelf wear; some toning in the gutter or inner top half of the leaves, but usually rather faint. A very good, unmarked complete set in an attractive binding. Dean II, p. 469; Junk Rara, p. 30; Nissen ZBI, 2388.

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        Voyage Historique, Litteraire et Pittoresque dans les Isles et Possessions Ci-devant Venitiennes du Levant; Savoir: Corfou, Paxo, Bucintro, Parga, Prevesa, Vonizza, Sainte-Maure...Contenant la Description de Chacune de ces Iles et Possessions...In three volumes

      Paris: Chez Tavernier 1800. In three volumes. xvi, 407; 358; 383 pp. Contemporary full mottled leather. Leather title & volume labels to spines and armorial devices onlaid to front boards. Boards rubbed with a few small areas of wear. Patterned endpapers. Without the atlas volume. Grasset de Saint-Sauveur served in the Ionian Islands as commissioner for Napoleon. This work describes the islands shortly after their purchase by the French in 1797. Bindings firm. Text in French. Good to VG condition. . Good. Leather. 1800. 8vo..

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        Journal, oder kurtze Erzehlung des Anfangs, Fort- und Aussgangs des Krieges, welcher zwischen dem König und mehrerer Regierunge des Reichs Macassar und der Oost-Indischen Compagnie der Vereinigten Niederlanden in den Jahren 1666, 1668 und 1669 geführet worden.Hamburg, Gottfried Schulken, 1670. 4to. Disbound, preserving the original endpapers.

      Howgego, to 1800, S156; Landwehr & V.d. Krogt, VOC 241 (1 copy, no mention of map); Van der Wulp, 4602 (no mention of map); VD17 23:267424B & 1:088760V (4 copies, incl. at least 1 incomplete). Rare first and only edition of the German translation of the account of the expedition against the Kingdom of Makassar in the years 1666 to 1669, under command of Cornelis Speelman (1628-1684) on behalf of the Dutch East India Company (VOC). The work was translated from the original Dutch published at Amsterdam in 1669. Speelman, a Dutch admiral and governor-general of the VOC, lead the expedition against the Sultan of Gowa (= Makassar), together with Radjah Palacca, King of the Bougainese, aiming to keep trade with Makassar exclusive to the Dutch. The sultan wanted to open the port to all nationalities and, as a prominent Islamic leader, he opposed the Dutch conversion of Islamic islanders to Calvinism. The sultan was defeated and submitted to VOC control with the treaty of Bungaya (18 November 1668).Without the engraved map included in some copies. Title-page slightly browned with a faint manuscript note in the upper margin, and a minor stain on the last leaf. Otherwise in good condition, only slightly trimmed, preserving many deckles.

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        Die Gesantschaft der Ost-Indischen Geselschaft in den Vereinigten Niederländern, an den Tartarischen Cham, und nunmehr auch Sinischen Keyser, verrichtet durch die Herren Peter de Gojern, und Jacob Keisern. Itzund zum zweiten mahle hier und dar verbessert, und üm ein guhtes theil vermehret, heraus gegeben.Amsterdam, Jacob van Meurs, 1669. Folio (31 x 21 cm). With engraved title-page, engraved author's portrait, large folding engraved map of China, 34 double-page engraved plates and 110 half-page engravings in the text (topographic, botanical & zoological, costume, architectural, etc.), all coloured by a contemporary hand. The engraved title-page shows the Emperor of China with what must be Blaeu's 68 cm terrestrial globe (showing India & Cey

      - Cordier, Sinica, col. 2346; Howgego, to 1800, G85 & N25; Landwehr & V.d. Krogt, VOC 541 note; Tiele, Bibl. 801 note; Walravens, China illustrata 64. Second edition of the German translation of "the definitive account" (Howgego) of the embassy that the VOC (Dutch East India Company) sent to the Emperor of China, the entire trip occupying the years 1655 to 1657. Nieuhof's eyewitness account was the first extensively illustrated book describing China and is, among works on China, "bis heute eines der bedeutendsten und gesuchtesten" (Walravens). The second part gives a general description of the Chinese empire, including botany and zoology. The first part covers the East Indies and Southeast Asia before going on to China itself. Japan, Korea and Formosa appear as well.Nieuhof (1618-1672) joined the VOC in Batavia by 1655 after an earlier voyage to Brazil with the West India Company. He served as steward, artist and chronicler on Pieter de Goyer and Jacob de Keyzer's VOC embassy to the Chinese Emperor. While the embassy was more successful than the Russian one shortly before (which was not even granted an audience), the Jesuits in the Chinese court hindered contacts between the Emperor and the Protestant Dutch as much as they could. The party nevertheless got a more intimate view of China than almost any other Dutch visitors of the 17th century, and the breadth of Nieuhof's interests and the large number of drawings he made provided a wealth of new material that makes the present work an essential primary source. Nieuhof apparently didn't return to the Netherlands until 1670, but sent his manuscript and drawings.Slightly thumbed, some occasional browning and minor foxing, a few water stains, restorations to the engraved title-page and the folding map with folds reinforced, still a good copy and the binding in very good condition. An essential primary source for any study of seventeenth-century China and especially its relations with the Netherlands, coloured by a contemporary hand.

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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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        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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      London: Printed for J. Wright, 1800. 514 pages + errata leaf. With engraved frontispiece map, titled "A Plan of the City and Lake of Mexico with an elevation of an Ancient Temple." Quarto, 10 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches. Paper spine, blue boards, paper label. Uncut and in original binding. First English language edition. A spectacular copy, completely original and in excellent condition.

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        The True History of the Conquest of Mexico

      London: Printed for J. Wright by John Dean, 1800. . 4to. 205 x 558mm. Contemporary 3/4 morocco and later cloth, repaired, original gold tooled spine preserved. Engraved bookplate of Egremont. Fine condition. Best copy available, [2: map], viii, 514 [2: Notes and Errata]. Translated from the original Spanish text by Maurice Keatinge Esq. Díaz del Castillo was a member of Cortés' original expeditionary force and participated in all its aspects, from the planning stages in Havana to the acquisition of Doña Marina as an interpreter, to the first contact with emissaries of Montezuma, through the "Noche Triste" and the murderous retreat from Tenochtitlán, to the final fall of the Aztec empire. Díaz del Castillo went on to participate in later expeditions of discovery and conquest, and was a founding father of Santiago de los Caballeros de Guatemala. The True History of the Conquest of Mexico remains a primary source for this dramatic and often tragic clash of the Old World with the New, and is a foundation work for any collection of Americana. Written in 1568, Díaz del Castillo's history was first published in Madrid in 1632 as Historia Verdadera de la Conquista de la Nueva España. Translated from the original Spanish by Maurice Keatinge. "All the later historians of America have acknowledged their debt to Bernal Diaz, and his work has been acclaimed one of the most valuable source books of the period" (Rosenbach 19:193). With errata leaf. Sabin 19984. First edition.

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        Scheeps-togt van Martin Pringe, gedaan in 't jaar 1603. Van Bristol na 't noorder-gedeelte van Virginien. Including : Een tweede reys in 't selfde jaar 1603. Na Virginien, gedaan van Kap. Bartholomeus Gilbert.Leyden, Pieter van der Aa, 1706. 8vo. With engraved publisher's device and 2 folding engraved plates. Modern marbled boards.

      Alden & Landis 706/182; Cox II, p. 41; Howgego, to 1800, G45 & P156; Sabin 10690; STCN (8 copies). First Dutch translation of the accounts of two travels to Virginia in 1603 from Samuel Purchas' Purchas his pilgrims , here published as part of Van der Aa's Nauwkeurige versameling . Written by Thomas Canner. Another Dutch edition from the same year was published in folio as part of Van der Aa's Wijdberoemde voyagien na Oost- en West-Indiën. The first is an account of the second English voyage to New England (only after that of Bartholomew Gosnold) by Martin Pring. In 1603 he reached the coast of Maine then known as Virginia. The second is the account of Bartholomew Gilbert who was sent by Sir Walter Raleigh to search for the lost colonists of the Roanoke settlement in North Carolina, then known as Virginia, but was killed by Indians. Slightly browned. In very good condition.

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        The True History of the Conquest of Mexico by Captain Bernal Diaz del Castillo, One of the Conquerors. Written in the Year 1568. Translated from the Original Spanish by Maurice Keating Esq

      London:: Printed for J. Wright, by John Dean,, 1800. First English Edition. Hardcover. Good. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION of Bernal Diaz del Castillo's first-hand account of the Aztec conquest of Hernan Cortes. 4to. 10 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches. viii, 514 pp. Frontispiece map of Mexico City; edges of the map chipped and torn affecting only the margins, early ink notes on 2 pages of the Table of Contents, LACKS the errata. Early full tree calf, re-backed with brown leather, black leather spine label, label titled and ruled in silver; binding square and tight, leather flaking, corners showing, LACKS fly-leaf. Good. Diaz's account of the Mexican conquest along with that of Cortes are first-person accounts recording important aspects of Mesoamerican culture. In his later years, Diaz became an encomendero and governor in Guatemala where he wrote his memoirs called Historia verdadera de la conquest de la Nueva Espana (The True History of the Conquest of New Spain). The translator, Maurice Keating (circa 1761-1835) was an Irish landowner, soldier and politician.

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        Expédition dans les parties centrales de l'Amérique du Sud, de Rio de Janeiro a Lima, et de Lima au Para; exécutée par ordre du gouvernement Français pendant les années 1843 a 1847. Paris, P. Bertrand, 1850-1859. 7 parts in 15 volumes. 8vo (6 vols.), 4to (7 vols.), folio (2 vols.). With 493 lithographed and tinted lithographed plates and maps, including 401 partly or completely hand-coloured. Later rust-red half morocco.

      - Borba de Moraes, pp. 167-168; Howgego, 1800-1850, C14; Nissen, ZBI 88-89; Sabin 11411. First edition, beautifully illustrated, of the reports of the most important scientific expedition to South America in the 19th century, led by the French naturalist Francis de Castelnau (1810-1880). The scientific results of this expedition are of considerable importance. Besides the zoological, botanical, mineralogical and ethnographical collections he brought to Europe, Castelnau provided a wealth of information with the astronomical, barometrical, hydrographical and hydraulic observations and determinations he made. The beautifully coloured plates make it a desired work for bibliophiles as well. During their travels Castelnau and his men gathered an enormous amount of information through meteorological, magnetic, botanical and zoological observations. They lost a great deal of their work when Indians killed one of the expedition members and destroyed most of his records of the astronomical and barometrical observations. Fortunately his minutes were saved and with considerable effort the reports of the expedition were completed. The expedition ended when Castelnau returned to France in 1848. Fine, complete set. The binding with occasional small chips or minor abrasions, but still very good. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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        Afhandling om coffardiskibes construction. Copenhagen, printed by Bianco Lunos for the author, 1842-1843. 2 parts in 1 volume. Large 4to (32.5 x 24 cm). With 7 numbered lithographed plates in the first part (including 5 folding and 4 in red & black) and 10 numbered lithographed plates in the second part (including 9 folding and 5 in red & black). Also with 7 double-page tables in the first part and 2 double-page tables in the second part. Somewhat later tree-pattern tanned sheepskin, richly gold-tooled spine, with the original gray printed wrappers on paper-boards bound in.

      Bruzelius, p. 152; KVK/WorldCat (7 copies); E.M. Nielsen, Skibsbygning i Danmark: Om træskibets konstruktionshistorie ca. 1800-1920, pp. 139-140. Rare first and only edition of a work on the construction of merchant ships by the royal Danish shipbuilder Diderich Hansteen Funch (1791-1856). Funch was both a master shipbuilder at the royal dockyard, and a reputable author, known for several books on shipbuilding. The work is divided into two parts, the first covering the ship's hull and the second its masting and rigging. It "contains a complete system for the determination of all of a ship's calculated figures as well as its shape. The latter can be ascertained by consulting a table and following certain rules. Ships designed according to Funch's system had parabolic waterlines and curves; all the curves were thus mathematically determined. Funch's system seems to have influenced ship design in the provinces from about 1830 to 1845-50. Sheer draughts from the period show that the ships had parabolic curves as well as the fish shape prescribed by Funch. The interdependent proportions of the hull are also recognisable as the ones stipulated by Funch" (Nielsen).With the bookplate of the Swedish shipbuilder Nils Ljungzell (1885-1964) on pastedown, library stamp on title-page and a deaccession stamp on the title-pages of both parts. Slightly browned, some occasional minor spots, and a minor water stain in the foot margin of the second part (not affecting the plates). 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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        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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        13 Eulogies / Orations on the Death of George Washington, all ca. 1800. 1. Morris, An Oration on the Death of General Washington. 2. Lee & Minot, A Funeral Oration on the Death of George Washington & Judge Minot's Eulogy. 3. Miller, A Sermon Delivered December 29, 1799 occasioned by the death of General George Washington. 4. Minot, An Eulogy on George Washington. 5. Thacher, A Sermon occasioned by the death of General George Washington. 6. Tomb, An Oration on the Auspicious Birth, Sublime Virtues, and Triumphant Death of General George Washington. 7. Marsh, An Oration delivered at Wethersfield February 22, 1800... 8. Burrill, An Oration pronounced at the Baptist Meeting House in Providence... 9. Smith, An Oration upon the Death of General George Washington. 10. King, A Discourse delivered in Chelsea in the city of Norwich, Jan. 5, 1800... 11. Linn, A Funeral Eulogy occasioned by the death of... 12. Jackson, Eulogium on the Character of General Washington... 13. (Anonymous) An Oration, in Memory of

      NY, Philadelphia, Trenton, Hartford, Newburyport, Boston, London, Providence: Various, 1800. First printing. Paperback. Very Good. Eulogies, all published in 1800, on the death of George Washington. All very good or as noted, mainly removed from bound volumes, but a few in original stitched wraps. Titles are: 1. Morris, An Oration on the Death of General Washington. VG, disbound, Evans 38002. 2. Lee & Minot, A Funeral Oration on the Death of George Washington & Judge Minot's Eulogy. London, 1800. First British ed. Very rare, contains Lee's famous "First in war, first in peace..." line. VG, original stitched wraps, light offsetting to title from old catalog clipping that was tipped in. 3. Miller, A Sermon Delivered December 29, 1799 occasioned by the death...Disbound, some foxing. Evans 37964. 4. Minot, An Eulogy on George Washington. VG, stitched wraps, Evans 37967. 5. Thacher, A Sermon occasioned by the death of General George Washington. Stitched wraps, about very good, some old brown writing on title. Evans 38618. 6. Tomb, An Oration on the Auspicious Birth, Sublime Virtues, and Triumphant Death...Disbound, has a staple along spine, good, Evans 38662. 7. Marsh, An Oration delivered at Wethersfield February 22, 1800... Disbound, good, staple along spine, foxing, Evans 37886. 8. Burrill, An Oration pronounced at the Baptist Meeting House in Providence... Original blue wraps, very good. Evans 37070. 9. Smith, An Oration upon the Death of General George Washington. Disbound, VG, staple holes, foxing. Evans 38524. 10. King, A Discourse delivered in Chelsea in the city of Norwich, Jan. 5, 1800... Stitched wraps, very good, some fox marks, Evans 37734. 11. Linn, A Funeral Eulogy occasioned by the death of... Dsbound, VG, some ink splotches, Evans 37834. 12. Jackson, Eulogium on the Character of General Washington... Disbound, VG, Evans 37695. 13. (Anonymous) An Oration, in Memory of the Virtues of Gen. George Washington delivered at Lovett's Hotel on the evening of 22d February, 1800 before a Literary Society...Disbound, very good, Evans 38162. Collected by the same person in the early 1900s, contains some catalog entries and notes on when they were purchased etc.

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