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The Costume of the Netherlands, Displayed in Thirty Coloured Engravings After Drawings from Nature by Miss Semple; with Descriptions in English and French

By Miss Semple

London: Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 1817 A very good copy in later full morocco binding with 30 hand coloured plates and accompanying text by Miss Semple. Dated from the publisher's note at the base of each plate - there is no date on the title page. The text provides a commentary to the plates and gives a sense of her journey around the Netherlands and how the plates came to be drawn. The full red morocco binding is probably late 20th century and mimics the design of the original publisher's cloth binding with a leather and gilt title label to the front board. The endpapers were replaced at the same time and have a tape reinforcement at the joints, which looks contemporary with the rebinding. The binding is in very good clean condition with some bumping to the top corners. Contents: half title with small ink signature to top; decorative title page with hand coloured vignette; and alternating text pages and full page plates. The text is in English and French. The half title has lost its top corner tip and has some small ink marks at the bottom. Plates and text and generally very clean and in very good condition. There is toning to page edges and the occasional light mark. The final plate is beginning to detach from the binding at the top and has some light nibbling to the edges.

$1703.50

A Brief Description of Orkney, Zetland, Pightland-Firth & Caithness, Wherein, After a short Journal of the Author's Voyage thither, These Northern Places are first more Generally Described...
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A Brief Description of Orkney, Zetland, Pightland-Firth & Caithness, Wherein, After a short Journal of the Author's Voyage thither, These Northern Places are first more Generally Described...

By John Brand

Edinburgh: George Mosman, 1701 A good to very good copy of the scarce 1st Edition of John Brand's account of Orkney and Shetland at the start of the eighteenth century. John Brand was a Minister and was appointed to join a delegation to the Northern Isles in 1700/01. As a Minister he had a particular interest in religious affairs, but the book contains rare accounts of the population, land use, occupation and social life. The book is in a later full calf 1800's binding with gilt lines, date and title label to spine. There is wear to the joints and to the top and bottom of the spine, but it is sound and clean. There is some corner wear. Internally there is the bookplate of John Davie Manson Robertson, a noted Orcadian, to the front pastedown. Contents: later endpapers; title page with printer's device and 3 light ink signatures; dedication 6pp; preface to Reader 3pp; Contents 1p; text pp 1-159; Appendix 4pp; Finis. The paper is brown-toned but the contents are generally very clean. In rebinding, the binder has reduced the size of the gutter to accommodate the different stitching style required by a flat 1800's spine. There is loss to the corner tip at p 13; a small mark in the outer margin of pp 95/6; and a small repaired tear to the bottom of the last page of the Appendix. Small ink signature of verso of final leaf.

$1703.50

Letters from High Latitudes; being some account of a voyage in 1856 in the schooner yacht \'Foam\', to Iceland, Jan Mayen, and Spitzbergen
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Letters from High Latitudes; being some account of a voyage in 1856 in the schooner yacht 'Foam', to Iceland, Jan Mayen, and Spitzbergen

By Earl of Dufferin

London: John Murray , 1879 A good copy of the 7th edition in the original decorative cloth binding with black and white frontispiece and numerous illustrations throughout. The binding is bright and clean. The spine is slightly darkened and there is wear to the top and bottom of the spine, together with edges and corners. Internally, the original endpapers are present - the front endpapers with a slight split beginning to appear at the joint. The contents are complete and in good to very good condition. There are some small edge tears - mostly to the top margin affecting the half title, frontispiece, title page and dedication. These have been repaired with archival paper tape. There is small loss to the side margin of page 31 where the book has been poorly opened - the text is not affected. Some top page corners have been turned over at some point. 32 pp publisher's catalogue dated September 1880 at the rear.

$163.54

A Voyage round the World, In His Majesty's ship The Dolphin, Commanded by the Honourable Commodore Byron. In which is Contained, A faithful Account of several Places, People, Plants, Animals, &c. seen on the Voyage:
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A Voyage round the World, In His Majesty's ship The Dolphin, Commanded by the Honourable Commodore Byron. In which is Contained, A faithful Account of several Places, People, Plants, Animals, &c. seen on the Voyage:

London: J Newbery, F Newbery, 1767 A fair copy of the 1st edition of Commodore Byron's circumnavigation of the globe. With black and white frontispiece and 2 further plates. The title page states that it was written 'by an Officer on Board the said Ship' This was originally thought to have been Byron himself, but it is more recently being assigned to Charles Clerke, who was a Mid-Shipman on the voyage - and later sailed with James Cook. Byron was asked to explore the S Atlantic, in the hope of finding a base for British interests, but this was kept secret to avoid conflict with Spanish authorities who controlled the S American mainland. He crossed the Atlantic in winter 1764. The account provoked considerable interest, particularly because of its desciption of a giant people in Patagonia. The book describes a meeting in which Commodore Byron wanted to hand out 'trinkets - 'The method he made use of to facilitate the distribution of them, was by making the Indians sit down on the ground, that he might put the strings of beads, &c. round their necks, and such was their extraordinary size, that in this situation they were almost as high as the Commodore when standing.' This copy is bound with the original marbled boards and a new spine with gilt-lined raised bands and title label. There is scuffing and wear to the boards but the binding is clean and sound. Internally the original endpapers are present with repair. Contents: frontispiece (repaired with some loss); title page with ink signature to top (some browning and loss to side edge); preface 2pp (similar browning and side edge loss); text pp 1-181 with decorative headpiece and initial capital and 2 plates; Appendix with errata pp 181-186; Finis; advertisement 2pp (damage to bottom corner. Overall the contents are in very good clean condition, with light toning to paper and the occasional mark.

$1294.66

An Historical Account of the Embassy to the Emperor of China, undertaken by Order of the King of Great Britain; Including The Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants; ....
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An Historical Account of the Embassy to the Emperor of China, undertaken by Order of the King of Great Britain; Including The Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants; ....

By Sir George Staunton

London: John Stockdale, 1797 A good copy of the abridged version of Earl Macartney's embassy to China - a fascinating account of China and the efforts of the Embassy to improve trade relations. There is a lengthy advertisement inside in which John Stockdale, the publisher, extols the virtues of his publication as compared with the much more expensive original work (followed by a flyer for 'The effusions of the Heart: poems by Miss Stockdale' soon to be published'). This copy is complete with frontispiece; decorative vignette title page; letterpress title; 2 folding maps; and 21 further plates in 475pp of text; errata 1p; directions to binder 1p; publisher's list 3pp. Around 9 of the plates and the vignette title have been wholly or part hand-coloured in a reasonably professional manner, although it seems unlikely that this is how they were issued. The paper is fairly toned with some darker areas eg verso of frontispiece. Page edges have some grubbiness. Vertical paper cuts have been repaired at pp 185, 187 and 307 (no loss of text); and there is a small margin tear at the bottom of p 367. The plates have loose and damaged tissue guards. The binding is recent - having a cloth spine with gilt titles and marbled boards.

$272.56

Narrative of the Chinese Embassy to the Khan of the Tourgouth Tartars, in the years 1712, 13, 14, & 15; by the Chinese Ambassador, and published, by the Emperor\'s Authority, at Pekin.
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Narrative of the Chinese Embassy to the Khan of the Tourgouth Tartars, in the years 1712, 13, 14, & 15; by the Chinese Ambassador, and published, by the Emperor's Authority, at Pekin.

By George Thomas Staunton [trans]; Tulisen

London: John Murray , 1821 A very good copy in new half leather binding with large folding map, coloured in outline. Written by Tulisen, the Chinese Envoy, and translated by Sir George Thomas Staunton. The binding is in near fine condition, with gilt lines and titles to spine and marbled boards. New endpapers. Internally: large folding map; title page; preface; contents; chronological index; narrative pp 1-223; half title - Appendix; 4 appendices pp 227-330; The End. The map is complete and clean with some repair. There a couple of repaired paper edge tears and a brown mark in the bottom margin of p165. Light spotting to title page. Contents in very good clean condition.

$1635.36

A Journey over Land, from the Gulf of Honduras to the Great South-Sea. Performed by John Cockburn and Five other Englishmen... A Brief Discourse of some Things best worth Noteinge in the Travells of Nicholas Withington
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A Journey over Land, from the Gulf of Honduras to the Great South-Sea. Performed by John Cockburn and Five other Englishmen... A Brief Discourse of some Things best worth Noteinge in the Travells of Nicholas Withington

By John Cockburn

London: C Rivington, 1735 A fair copy of the 1st edition in contemporary binding. Classed as 'fair' because it lacks the map. An important work because of the account of central America, one of the few recorded by an outsider. Cockburn, Thomas Rounce, Richard Banister, John Holland, Thomas Robinson, and John Ballman, found themselves 'naked and wounded', stranded on the shore at Porto-Cavalo after being taken by Spanish 'Guarda-Costa'. They made their way inland and trailled around 2,400 miles across Central America to Panama. The account was a best-seller, although initially regarded as a fake because of the level of danger and privation it portrayed. The panelled calf binding has been repaired to reinforce the corners and edges, and provide a new spine with raised bands and title label. It is in very good condition. Internally the endpapers have been repaired - there is some loss to the top corner of the fep. Contents: title page (faint signature to top and staining to verso); preface iii-viii; text pp 1-259 (occasional staining eg bottom margin p57/8; mispagination - 106-170-108; small edge tear bottom margin p 159); 'A short account of what befel Mr Rounce pp 260-264; title page for Travells of Nicholas Withington; text pp 267-341; Letters pp 342-349; Finis; publisher's list 3pp. With decorative head and tailpieces. Contents generally clean, in good condition overall.

$1090.24

A New Voyage to the East-Indies in the Years 1690 and 1691. Being A full Description of the Isles of Maldives, Cocos, Andamants, and the Isle of Ascension; and all the Forts and Garrisons now in possession of the French, wiht an Account of the Customs, Manners, and Habits of the Indians. To which is added, A New Description of the Canary Islands...
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A New Voyage to the East-Indies in the Years 1690 and 1691. Being A full Description of the Isles of Maldives, Cocos, Andamants, and the Isle of Ascension; and all the Forts and Garrisons now in possession of the French, wiht an Account of the Customs, Manners, and Habits of the Indians. To which is added, A New Description of the Canary Islands...

By Claude-Michel Pouchot de Chantassin, Joseph-Jacques Le Maire

London: Daniel Dring, 1696 A good copy of an extremely scarce english translation of two early voyage accounts with 1 (of 2) folding maps, and 5 plates.' A New Voyage to the E Indies' by Pouchot de Chantassin was first published in Paris in 1692.'The Voyages of the Sieur Le Maire, to the Canary-Islands, Cape Verde, Senegal, and Gambia' by Joseph-Jacques Le Maire, was first published in 1695. Le Maire's work is particularly interesting because of information it provides on W Africa in the 1600's, including the extent of European interaction and the slave trade. This copy is in a fairly new full leather binding with raised bands and gilt titles to the spine. The binding is in near fine condition. New endpapers and initial and final blanks have been added. Contents: title page; author's preface 2pp; E Indies pp 1-187; Finis (map of E Indies lacking); folding map of 'The Canarie or Fortunate Isles'; text pp 1-128 with 5 plates and sections on the rivers Zamenee, St Domingo and Geva; Finis. Overall very clean, with light toning to paper. There is a small ink mark to the side margin of the title page through to p4; a small repaired margin tear at p 37/8 of E Indies section; and a little light underling at the beginning of the Canary Islands section. A very scarce work.

$2725.60

Dictionnaire Topographique et Historique de L'Ancien Paris (avent l'annexion) Indiquant la situation, l'origine et l'etymologie des rues...
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Dictionnaire Topographique et Historique de L'Ancien Paris (avent l'annexion) Indiquant la situation, l'origine et l'etymologie des rues...

By Frederic Lock

Paris: Librarie de l'Hachette et Cie A fair copy in contemporary quarter leather binding with large folding coloured map bound at the rear. This copy is undated but is probably mid to late 1800's. Early copies are very scarce and it has not been possible to compare with others for completeness. The page-numbered text is complete; the title page states 'Avec une Notice Historique sur Paris et un Plan' and both these are present, but there are 5 page stubs at 2 points - 2 look like ties to existing content, but there may have been un-numbered illustrations removed. The binding has gilt titles and lines to spine. It is sound but scuffed with a lot of wear to edges. Marbled endpapers. Contents: half title; title page; Notice Historique i-lix; Guide Alphabetique pp 1-457; Errata 1p; Liste des Personnages 4pp; large colour folding map. The original green silk page marker is present. P 282 has a ragged top margin; there is a paper flaw to the side edge of p 337; and some light foxing to p 355. There are cut ends between pp 432 and 433. The map is complete with some repaired tears.

$27.26

The History and Antiquities of London
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The History and Antiquities of London

By Thomas Pennant

London: J Coxhead, 1813 A fair set of this 2 volume edition in contemporary leather binding with 41 black and white plates. Classed as 'fair' principally because the bindings are complete, but the boards are detached. The bindings have slight raised bands to spine with gilt compartments and volume and title labels. The boards have a blind cross-hatched decoration and gilt lines to edges. There is general edge and corner wear but a leather repair would be able to re-use the existing spines. Vol I: frontispiece; title page; advert to 1st edition; text pp 1-383 with 23 plates including 2 map views. Pages 221 and 224 have a corner tip missing; and there is a pencil annotation to the margin of p315. Vol II: frontispiece; title page (the detached front board has all pages to p2 attached); text pp 1-289 with 16 plates; appendix 291-302; index 303-325; directions to binder 2pp. Contents in fair to good condition with light toning to pages, some areas of browning/light spotting; and the occasional mark.

$136.28

One's Company - A Journey to China
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One's Company - A Journey to China

By Peter Fleming

London and Toronto: Jonathan Cape, 1934 A very good copy of the 1st edition in custom made half leather binding by Fox, Bookbinder of George St, London. With numerous photographs by the author and a fold-out map. Describes the author's journeys across the Far East. The binding has raised bands to the spine with gilt stamped decoration and title labels. It has some rubbing but is in very good clean condition. The endpapers, and initial and final blans are hand-made paper - they have some browning and light spotting. Contents including map and plates of photographs in very good clean condition, with just occasional light spotting.

$68.14

A Picturesque Tour of the River Thames in its Western Course; including particular descriptions of Richmond, Windsor, and Hampton Court
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A Picturesque Tour of the River Thames in its Western Course; including particular descriptions of Richmond, Windsor, and Hampton Court

By John Fisher Murray

London: Henry G Bohn, 1845 A good copy in the original decorative cloth binding with map of the Thames and numerous engravings and full page plates. The green cloth binding has a gilt wreath to the middle of the front board with blind stamped decoration around it. The spine has been relaid and has gilt decoration and a title label. Back board with blind stamped decoration. The binding has wear to corners and some light discoloration where the old cloth meets the rebacked section - this is noticeable on the back board, but not so much on the front. Contents clean, but with some light toning which affects some engravings. Newer endpapers and initial and final blanks were added when the book was rebacked. Occasional light spot or mark. Tissue guard to the plate of Windsor is creased.

$61.33

Travels into Poland, Russia, Sweden, and Denmark. Interspersed with historical relations and political enquiries. Illustrated with charts and engravings
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Travels into Poland, Russia, Sweden, and Denmark. Interspersed with historical relations and political enquiries. Illustrated with charts and engravings

By William Coxe

London : Printed by J.Nichols for T. Cadell, 1784 A good copy of the 1st edition in 2 volumes in contemporary full leather binding. William Coxe travelled extensively throughout Europe in his role as a tutor and companion. His account is detailed and comprehensive. This copy was held in the Llanover Library and then donated by Mr Walter Rock to Newport Public Libraries in June 1941. There are bookplates on the front and rear pastedowns and small round stamps of Newport Public Library to the verso of plates and maps and to the beginning and end of the volumes but no more intrusive library marking. The bindings have been repaired, and have newer spines which are gilt lined and have title and volume labels. The original boards are scuffed and have significant wear to corners, which need to be repaired. The contents are in very good clean condition. Vol I: title page; dedication; preface 2pp; subscribers' list 6pp; contents 4pp; half title; fold out map of Poland; text pp 3-236 with 3 plates; half title; fold out map of Russia; text pp 239-588 with fold out plans of Moscow and St Petersburg, specimen letter, and 3 plates; appendix 589-590. Vol II: title page; contents list 4pp; half title; text pp 3-312 with 2 text engravings, 2 plates and 2 charts; Travels into Sweden pp 313-513 with fold out map of Southern provinces of Sweden, a plan of Stockholm, a folding plan of the Canal of Trolhaetta, and 3 plates; Travels into Denmark pp 514-599, with folding map,and folding plans of Copenhagen and the Canal of Kiel, Appendix 1 pp 600-611; Index and Errata to both volumes pp 613-632. There are occasional paper flaws - a couple to page edges, a crease, and a few small thinned areas - and the paper is toned in places. Some sections have light spotting. The maps, plans and charts are all complete and very clean. Most have a small tear where they are connected to the book and these have been repaired. Some page corners have been turned at some point. Please enquire if you would like additional images to better assess condition.

$2044.20

Coaching Days and Coaching Ways
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Coaching Days and Coaching Ways

By W Outram Tristram

London and New York: Macmillan and Co., 1893 A good to very good copy in the original green decorative cloth binding with numerous black and white illustrations by Hugh Thomson and Herbert Railton. A fascinating picture of life before cars, when horses provided most of the transport. The binding is very clean with bright gilt to the front board and spine. There is a little scuffing near the top edge of the front board and slight wear to the top corner. The spine has light pulling. Light scuffing to back board and very slight bumping to both corners. All page edges gilt. The original green endpapers are present. Lacks the half title page. Contents in very clean condition. Sporadic light foxing - where present, normally top margin and gutter and side page edge.

$29.98

Histoire Naturelle et Moralle des Indes, tant Orientalles qu'Occidentalles: Ou,il est traicte des choses remarquables du Ciel, des Elemens, Metaux, Plantes & Animaux qui sont propres de ce pays.
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Histoire Naturelle et Moralle des Indes, tant Orientalles qu'Occidentalles: Ou,il est traicte des choses remarquables du Ciel, des Elemens, Metaux, Plantes & Animaux qui sont propres de ce pays.

By Joseph Acosta; Robert Regnault Cauxois [translator]

Paris: Marc Orry, 1600 A good copy of the 2nd French edition of Joseph Acosta's important work on the New World first published in Spanish in 1590. Acosta was a Jesuit, who spent 17 years in South America and Mexico. His work, based on careful observation, formed one of the first accounts of the New World. This copy is in probably contemporary full vellum binding with yapp edges. The original ties have gone. It is difficult to say if the binding was hard or soft cover, because at some point in its history, it has had an old stiff embossed wallpaper with gilt birds and flowers, used to form new endpapers. There are no pages before the title page, which has had a strip added at the bottom and which is coming loose. Contents: title page; dedication pp ii-iv; advert; poems 4pp; Extrait du Privilege du Roi 1p; Text in 7 books pp 1-375; table of contents 34 pp. The text pages are numbered on the recto only. With decorative head pieces and initial capitals. The text is very clean with just the occasional mark, and some light underlining at p 238, but p 58 is missing. P 31 is mispaginated as p 13; p 267 is un-numbered and p 97 is very thin with a hole in the bottom margin. The final third of the book is quite difficult to open fully - probably because of the way the endpapers have been added.

$2044.20

The Modern Voyager and Traveller through Africa, Asia and America and Europe
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The Modern Voyager and Traveller through Africa, Asia and America and Europe

By Wm Adams [William Adams]

London : Fisher, Son and Co, 1828 4 volume set of this scarce work published between 1828 and 1832 - the author beginning the series with Africa. In contemporary half leather bindings with marbled boards. Classed as 'fair' because some sections are quite browned and some page edges are nibbled/turned over due to poor paper quality. Adams drew on a wide variety of sources for his narrative and the work is illustrated with maps, hand coloured plates of people in local costume, and black and white plates. The bindings have gilt lines and elaborate blind-stamped designs with title and volume in gilt to the spines. They are sound and clean. There is some scuffing to the marbling and some wear and bumping to corners, but overall bindings in very good condition. Original endpapers present with ink signature to fep. Vol I: Africa hand coloured vignette title page 1828; plain title page 1830; plain fold out map of Africa; 9 hand coloured and 3 black and white plates. 456 pp.The map has a small repair at a fold and there are some browned/grubby sections. Vol II: Asia - hand coloured frontispiece, coloured vignette title page dated 1828, a second title page dated 1830, plain fold out map of Asia; and 10 further colour plates. 460 pp.The map has had some repair and has browning. The plate opposite p 254 has a small repaired tear. Contents brighter, particularly the plates. Vol III: America - has a colour plate frontispiece, hand coloured vignette title page 1828; plain title page dated 1830, plain fold-out map, a further 9 colour plates and 1 black and white plate. 460 pp. A very good volume. P 74 has small loss to bottom corner margin. Vol IV: Europe - colour frontispiece; hand coloured vignette title page dated 1828; a second title page dated 1831; and a further 10 colour plates; 464 pp. The map has had considerable repair to fold tears, and the plate at p 89 has a small repaired edge tear. Reasonably clean.

$476.98

Voyage d'Espagne, Contenant entre plusieurs particularitez de ce Royaume, Trois Discours Politiques sur les affaires du Protecteur d'Angleterre, la Reine de Suede, & du Duc de Lorraine.
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Voyage d'Espagne, Contenant entre plusieurs particularitez de ce Royaume, Trois Discours Politiques sur les affaires du Protecteur d'Angleterre, la Reine de Suede, & du Duc de Lorraine.

By Antoine de Brunel

Cologne: Pierre Marteau, 1666 A good to very good copy in contemporary full leather binding. The binding has gilt decorated raised bands to spine and red title label. it has had repair - relaying the contemporary spine. There is wear to the board corners but the binding is in very good sound condition. Contents: newer endpapers; title page dated 1666; Table de Chapitres10pp; Text with decorative headpiece pp 1-360; Half title - Relation de l'estat & gouvernement d'Espagne 1666; text pp 1-118; table du Contenu en cette relation 2pp; Relation de Madrid 24 pp; Fin. Contents very clean and bright. Small ink annotation in margin p 3 of Madrid section.

$299.82

Cary's Traveller's Companion, or a Delineation of the Turnpike Roads of England and Wales: shewing the immediate Rout to every Market and Borough Town throughout the Kingdom. Laid down from the best Authorities, on a New Set of County Maps....
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Cary's Traveller's Companion, or a Delineation of the Turnpike Roads of England and Wales: shewing the immediate Rout to every Market and Borough Town throughout the Kingdom. Laid down from the best Authorities, on a New Set of County Maps....

By J Cary

London : Printed for John Cary, Engraver, 1791 A fair copy of the 1st edition with 43 maps hand coloured in outline, including large fold-out map of Yorkshire. In the original half leather binding with marbled boards. The binding is complete but worn: the back board is detached and the front board heading that way. Spine with red title label complete but scuffed. Internally there is an ink signature to the front pastedown of Capt Hesleden, who looks to have been based at Cox Heath Camp on Oct 10th, 1804. Free endpaper beginning to detach; initial blank; title page; advertisement; contents; maps; list of Borough and Market Towns 6pp; adverts 2pp. The contents are generally in very good clean condition. There is a little brown staining or spotting affecting the margin/gutter of 4 maps. The fold-out map is complete. It has been repaired where there was splitting, using acid-free archive-quality tape.

$299.82

A Compendious Geographical Dictionary, containing a concise description of the most remarkable places, ancient and modern, in Europe, Asia, Africa, & America, interspersed with historical anecdotes...
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A Compendious Geographical Dictionary, containing a concise description of the most remarkable places, ancient and modern, in Europe, Asia, Africa, & America, interspersed with historical anecdotes...

London : Printed for W Peacock, 1795 A poor copy of the 2nd edition, with folding frontispiece, map of the solar system and 5 further maps. Classed as 'poor' because of the binding: the spine is missing and the leather boards are detached. There is a signature of Geo Edwards to the fep. Contents: fold out map of the world (fold quite broad); title page; advertisement; introduction with fold out map of solar system; dictionary (unpaginated) with maps of Africa, North America (browning in fold and rumpled edge), South America (rumpled edge, light browning in fold), Asia (rumpled edge) and Europe (loose stitching and slight tearing in gutter, some browning); Chronological table; monthly list of fixed fairs; universal table; finis. Contents are generally clean.

$68.14

A Voyage Round the World, in His Majesty's Frigate Pandora. Performed under the Direction of Captain Edwards In the Years 1790, 1791, and 1792
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A Voyage Round the World, in His Majesty's Frigate Pandora. Performed under the Direction of Captain Edwards In the Years 1790, 1791, and 1792

By George Hamilton

Berwick: Printed by and for W Phorson; B. Law and Son, 1793 An extremely scarce 1st edition copy. Classed as 'fair' because it is lacking the frontispiece portrait and has been rebound in a more recent (?1960's) full leather binding. HMS Pandora was sent to recover The Bounty after the famous mutiny. It sailed on 7 November 1790 and picked up 14 of the mutineers before running aground on the Great Barrier Reef. George Hamilton was the ship's surgeon and the only eye-witness to write up an account of the voyage. This copy is in newer full leather with raised bands and faintly tooled title and author to the spine. New page marker. Contents: initial blank; title page; text 161pp; blank; table of latitudes and longitudes pp 163/4; blank. Page edges are untrimmed and the text is in very good clean condition with light toning to paper. There are some interesting pieces of ephemera: a letter from a previous owner to the Daily Telegraph in 1961, telling them about the book because they had read about a diver possibly sighting the wreck. The Daily Telegraph returned it with their card pinned to the top in acknowledgment - but the owner notes that it was not published; a newspaper cutting about the Pandora Inn and an advertisement for a book sale where the owner presumably bought the book.

$2725.60

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