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Datum der Auktion: 18.04.2019

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Damascus and Palmyra, First Edition

2 vol. xxviii, 440; xii, 484 pp. 10 hand colored plates. (8vo), ¼ blue leather with blue cloth, red leather spine label, titled in gilt. First Edition. Account of Addison's 1835 travels in Greece, Turkey, and Syria

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 1.500 $

Datum: 18.04.2019

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Anson's Voyage Round the World 12th Edition

[20], 417, [2] pp. Complete with frontispeice fold-out map and 42 copper engraved plates. (4to) 29x22 cm (11½x9"), period speckled calf re-backed with modern calf, original spine strip laid down with gilt-tooled compartments, morocco spine label lettered in gilt. 12th Edition, Large Paper. 12th

Los #: 2

Schätzpreis: 700 $ - 1.000 $

Datum: 18.04.2019

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Shackleton in Antarctica, 17 photos

16 sepia-toned photos measuring 3¼x4¼". 1 b&w photo, 6½8½", 2 newspaper clippings, one dated 2002. Photos depict the Nimrod Expedition of 1907-1909. Subjects include: the Nimrod departing Lyttleton in 1908, penguins, high seas, and a few portraits, as well as other scenes. Also includes single photo

Los #: 3

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 18.04.2019

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First edition "by one of the unfortunate officers", 1788

viii, 134 pp. Frontispiece. (8vo), An anonymous first-hand account of the shipwreck and events "by one of the unfortunate officers," which differs from Keate's An Account of the Pelew Islands

Los #: 4

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 18.04.2019

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Oriental and Western Siberia, 1st Ed.

viii, [4], 611 pp. With 20 color lithographed plates from drawings by the author; wood engravings in the text; folding map. 9½x6½", period half calf & marbled boards, spine tooled in gilt, raised bands, morocco lettering piece, marbled endpapers and edges. First Edition. Born in South Yorkshire

Los #: 5

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 18.04.2019

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Indian Mutiny with engraved plates

2 volumes in 7. Unpaginated. With numerous steel-engraved plates. (4to) 27.5x18 cm (11x7"), publisher's red embossed cloth decorated in gilt. Notable for the many fine engravings of the major events of the Sepoy Rebellion, and the brutal, bloody battles and massacres

Los #: 6

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 18.04.2019

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Panoramic views of Rheinland, c.1850

13 colored steel plates with colorful tissue guards. (Oblong 4to), 22.5x30cm., purple cloth decoratively tooled in gilt. Scarce work containing panoramic labelled views of the German Rheinland

Los #: 7

Schätzpreis: 700 $ - 1.000 $

Datum: 18.04.2019

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W.D.M. Bell Trilogy in Slipcase

3 volumes. Illustrated from photographs. (8vo), glossy pictorial boards, slipcase. Bell Trilogy in Slipcase

Los #: 8

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 18.04.2019

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Early 20th century record of balloon ascensions

186 leaves, completed by hand. Neatly penned tables with various measurements recorded, the data obtained from multiple balloon ascensions at various locations over a period of several years. (Folio) 35.5x22 cm (14x8¾") period leather-backed cloth. Locations noted include Cordoba, Argentina

Los #: 9

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 18.04.2019

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Commentaries on the Laws of England 1774

4 volumes. [12], 485, [3]; [8], 520, xix; [8], 455, xxvii; [8], 443, vii, 40 pp. (4to) 28x21.5 cm (11x8½"), period speckled calf, gilt decorated spines, morocco spine labels lettered in gilt. Sixth Edition. Sir William Blackstone was an English jurist, judge and Tory politician of the eighteenth

Los #: 10

Schätzpreis: 500 $ - 800 $

Datum: 18.04.2019

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Rare English Glass of the 17th & 18th century

269, [2] pp. Tipped in plates from photographs throughout. (Folio) 32x25 cm (12½x10"), original green cloth, dust jacket. First Trade Edition. A significant monograph on the subject, based largely on the author's collection

Los #: 11

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 18.04.2019

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Japan, 1952

14 pamphlets. Staplebound wraps, in blue cloth enclosure stamped in gilt with toggle closures. Second Edition. Inscribed by author. Includes: Architecture (2 copies), Children, Crafts, Geisha, Hatsushima, Honeymoon, Lacquer, Pearls, Pottery, Religion, Rice, Silk, Tokaido, Tokyo

Los #: 12

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 18.04.2019

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Documents from England's Glorious Revolution, 1692

[8], 499 pp. (Folio) 31.5x20 cm (12½x8"), period calf, rebacked with modern calf, spine ruled in gilt, raised bands. Important documentation of the "Glorious Revolution" of 1688-89, when the reigning king, James II, was replaced with the joint monarchy of his protestant daughter Mary and her Dutch

Los #: 13

Schätzpreis: 400 $ - 600 $

Datum: 18.04.2019

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Sir Richard Burton's Book of the Sword 1st Edition

[iii]-xxxix, [1], 299 pp. Illustrations in the text. (4to), original gray cloth stamped in brown with design of crossed swords, spine lettered in gilt. First Edition. Burton examines the sword and its development through history. This was the first volume of a planned three-volumes work, but it

Los #: 14

Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 1.500 $

Datum: 18.04.2019

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The Lake Regions of Central Africa, 1st US Ed.

572 pp. Illustrated with wood engravings, including frontispiece and plates included in the pagination; folding map. 9¼x5¾ in., ¾ burgundy calf with marbled boards, green morocco spine labels, spine titled in gilt and tooled in blind, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. First American Edition

Los #: 15

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 18.04.2019

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Two by Richard Burton

2 volumes. Includes: Wit and Wisdom from West Africa. Tinsley Brothers, 1865. Publisher's remainder binding with three blind-stamped rules on the covers, gilt spine title. Very good. Etruscan Bologna: A Study. Smith, Edler & Co., 1876. Grey pictorial cloth, chipping at spine head. Good

Los #: 16

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 18.04.2019

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Butler's Hudibras with Hogarth's illustrations

2 volumes. [2] xiv, xxxvi, [42 subscriber list], 424, [16 index]; [2], 446, [24 index, errata]. Copper engraved portrait frontispiece by Vertue, plates by William Hogarth (some folding). (8vo) 19x11 cm (7½x4½") period calf, raised bands. The first Hogarth edition was published in 1726, but this is

Los #: 17

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 18.04.2019

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The Doctrines of a Middle State Between Death and the Resurrection, 1721

xxii, 319 pp. (Folio), 12½x7½ in., polished and speckled calf, tooled in gilt and in blind, raised bands, red spine label, spine tooled and titled in gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges red. Prayers for the dead. Bookplate on front pastedown "Rousdon, Devon

Los #: 18

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 18.04.2019

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Campbell's Travels in South Africa, 1816

398 pp. Illustrated with frontispiece, 20 plates, and fold out map. (8vo) 23x12.5 cm (9x5"), full period calf, red morocco spine label titled and ruled in gilt. First American Edition. Early description of South Africa

Los #: 19

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 18.04.2019

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Letters from the East, Tales of the West, and Recollections of Travels in...

5 volumes. (8vo), ¾ calf with marbled boards, sewn on raised bands, maroon leather spine labels, spines titled and ruled in gilt. Includes: Letters from the East: Written During a Recent Tour Through Turkey, Egypt, Arabia, The Holy Land, Syria, and Greece. 1826. 2 volumes. xvi, 352 pp.; x, 351, [1

Los #: 20

Schätzpreis: 700 $ - 1.000 $

Datum: 18.04.2019

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A Journey from Gibraltar to Malaga, 1st Ed.

2 vol. xv, viii, 336, [1] pp.; viii, 431, [1] pp. Illustrated. 1 folding map, 4 plates, 12 folding plates. (8vo), modern speckled calf sewn on raised bands, spine titled and tooled in gilt. Bookplate of John Bruce on front free endpaper and stamp of William Twopeny on front pastedown. First Edition

Los #: 21

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 18.04.2019

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Analecta Bollandiana, 113 volumes

113 Volumes with Table Générale des Articles Publiés en 80 Ans 1882-1961 (1962) and Inventaire Hagiographique des Tomes (1983). (8vo) 25x16.5 cm (9¾x6½"), Volumes 1-83 (1882-1985) full cloth; Volumes 84-113 printed wrappers. Jesuit Journal of Critical Hagiography. Jean Bolland (1596-1665), a Jesuit

Los #: 22

Schätzpreis: 500 $ - 800 $

Datum: 18.04.2019

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Album of Chinese Photographs

[60] pp. 120 b&w photos with captions, mounted on stiff black paper. 8½x12 in. Cloth stamped in beige, tie binding. Includes photographs of zinc mining, houseboats, laborers and craftspeople in Yunna, Chekiang, Fukien, and Kiangsi Provinces, as well as other locations. All photos include descriptive

Los #: 23

Schätzpreis: 500 $ - 800 $

Datum: 18.04.2019

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Album of Chinese Photographs

60 pp. [60] pp. 120 b&w photos with captions, mounted on stiff black paper. 8½x12 in. Cloth stamped in beige, tie binding. Includes images of Nanjing (Nanking), Beijing (Peking), temples, rivers, and mountain scenes. All photos include descriptive caption

Los #: 24

Schätzpreis: 500 $ - 800 $

Datum: 18.04.2019

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S. Wells Williams The Middle Kingdom w/map 1848

2 volumes. xxii, 590; vii, 614 pp. 2 engraved portraits, 2 engraved extra title pages, plates and text illustrations, large fold-out map of the Chinese Empire detached and laid in vol. 1. (8vo) 20x13 cm (8x5"), original illustrated yellow boards, rebacked with black leather, portions of original

Los #: 25

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 18.04.2019

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An Historical Account of All the Voyages Round the World, 1773

4 vol. [6], l., 480 pp.; [2], 440 pp; viii, 470 pp.; [2], 364, [4], xxviii, 29-118 pp. 43 plates and 4 folding maps. (8vo), later ¾ brown leather with marbled boards, red and blue spine labels, raised bands, spine tooled and titled in gilt. First Edition. Richly illustrated accounts of voyages

Los #: 26

Schätzpreis: 400 $ - 600 $

Datum: 18.04.2019

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Octavo edition of Cook's last voyage 1784

4 volumes. viii, [v]-xii, 370; [iii]-xii, 359; [iii]-xii, 400; [iii]-xii, 310, [40] pp. With 49 copper-engraved plates (1 folding); 2 folding charts. (8vo) 21x12.5 cm. 8¼x5, period speckled calf rebacked with modern calf, red morocco spine labels lettered in gilt; custom cloth slipcase. First Octavo

Los #: 27

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 18.04.2019

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1864 Spanish reader by the poet who designed Cuban flag

156 pp. Boards and leather spine. Apparently the first posthumous edition after Tolon’s death in 1857 and possibly the only existing copy of this American Civil War period printing; WorldCat shows only an 1865 printing held by Harvard. By the first notable Cuban poet and playwright, who, in 1849

Los #: 28

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 18.04.2019

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Persia and the Persian Question, illustrated

2 volumes. xxiv, 639 pp.; xii, 653 pp. Illustrated. 43 plates, 9 maps, and 1 folding map. (8vo), 8½x5½ in., rebound in red buckram with spine titled in gilt. A thorough accounting of Persia's history, antiquities, institutions, administration, natural resources, commerce and topography

Los #: 29

Schätzpreis: 400 $ - 600 $

Datum: 18.04.2019

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A Discourse on the Revolutions of the Surface of the Globe, 1st Eng Ed.

[4], 261 pp. Illustrated. 4 plates, including frontispiece. (8vo), ¾ maroon leather with marbled boards. First English Edition. Cuvier's important essay on Catastrophism, the theory that the earth was largely shaped by sudden, violent events

Los #: 30

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 18.04.2019