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London: Daldy Isbister and Co., circa 1844.
The Holy Land IllustratedOctavo; engraved frontis and title-page, 23 engraved plates and 29 line drawings; original blind stamped blue cloth boards, rebacked, corners slightly worn, highly decorated in gilt front and spine, all edges gilt. William Henry Bartlett was a prolific 19th...
London: Harris, 1821. Octavo with a folding frontispice map, 84 hand-coloured engravings on 28 plates (three on each); original printed boards. Second edition of this children's study of Asian lands. Each engraving is numbered and complimented by a corresponding description. The pictures and text cover a number of Asian countries...
London: T. Cadell, 1771.
Teasing Banks from the stageOctavo, [viii], 80 pp., [iv]; original stitch-holes visible in the gutter, disbound. First edition of this orientalist fantasy (based on Voltaire's unfinished Les Scythes). Since it provides an odd insight into the fame of Banks and Solander on their still very...
London: T.Cadell and W.Davies, 1814.
Valuable work on BibliographyTwo volumes, octavo, half calf, marbled edges and endpapers; illustrated with engravings. First edition, a valuable work that covers history and techniques of printing, paper, bookbinding, the nature of rarity, classification systems, bibliographies, catalogues and reference books, etc. Horne relied largely.....
Mediolani (Milan): A. Minutianus, 1513-1514.
The great history of the Jews: a beautiful copy in a lovely English bindingTwo parts in one volume, folio; printed in roman letter, large and smaller initials historiated in red and blue, eighteenth-century English brown morocco, spine ornately panelled in gilt between raised bands...
London: Printed for the author; and sold by J. Walter, 1791. Octavo, folding map; contemporary half calf and marbled boards. A very good, clean copy. First edition. "Lempriere, a surgeon at Gibraltar, was sent for by the favourite son of the Emperor of Morocco for medical attendance, in the belief...
Rotterdam: Jean Hofhoudt, 1729. Octavo, woodcut vignettes; in contemporary sprinkled calf. First edition of this Oriental romance and utopian allegory by the economist Melon (d. 1738), an influential French intellectual, who, amongst other things, helped found a literary society under the protection of the Duc de la Force. His best...
London: Thomas Osborne, 1745.
Travel: "the very excellency of man"Two volumes, folio, with 37 maps and 16 plates (many folding), and a letterpress folding table; a handsome set in the original panelled calf, decorated in gilt, rebacked by Aquarius. A fine set, with excellent early provenance, of one of...
London: W. Bulmer, 1800.
Hanno the Navigator and the ancient naval empire of CarthageThick quarto, portrait frontispiece and eleven maps (ten folding), an excellent copy in contemporary polished calf, spine in panels with large crimson morocco labels. Handsome copy of the scarce first edition of Major James Rennell's magisterial...
London: Macmillan and Co., 1940. Two volumes, octavo, frontispieces, 18 plates and seven folding maps, large folding map in endpocket in second volume; original blue cloth with dustjackets. A particularly fine copy, complete with perfect dustjackets, of the very scarce first edition. Following his lengthy and highly distinguished military and...
Auburn (New York): J.M. Alden, 1850.
The US Exploring ExpeditionLarge octavo, engraved title and eight steel-engraved plates; original full calf. A condensation for the general reader of the Wilkes expedition and several earlier and important voyages. Part one, on expeditions in the Pacific and the South Seas, contains eighteen...