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Progress of Discovery on the Coasts of New Guinea - With Bibliographical Appendix by E.C. Rye.
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Progress of Discovery on the Coasts of New Guinea - With Bibliographical Appendix by E.C. Rye.

By MARKHAM, C. R.

London: Royal Geographical Society, 1886. 71 pages, contained in an issue of the Royal Geographical Society. These are original text pages printed in 1886. Paper is in Excellent Condition. This is the Original of Markham's Bibliography, as issued in the blue wrappers. The first printing of Markham's summation of New Guinea discovery expeditions leading up to those of Wilfred Powell, with remarks on potential opportunity in yet little-known interior territories. Includes the foremost 51 page bibliographical appendix on the subject, compiled by Rye. In 1511 the Portuguese Antonio de Abreu had made a voyage from the Aru Islands to the Moluccas, and had possibly sighted the coast of New Guinea. But it was Don Jorge de Meneses, a Portuguese commander sent from Malacco to take charge at the Moluccas in 1526, who was the actual discoverer. Meneses little dreamt of the significance of his discovery, that he had reached one of the largest islands in the world-covering 306,000 square miles, 1500 miles long and 500 wide, and as large as France and Britain put together. Remaining parts of the island would not be explored until the 17th century. There is very little bibliographical material published on the early history and discovery of New Guinea. Rye's is the first bibliography on the subject mentioned in Besterman. He cites approximately 800 publications on the subject. The arrangement of the material is alphabetical by author. Markham adds a concise and useful history of the exploration of the island. Scarce in any edition. Besterman 4224. .

$79.00

The Bibliography of the Barbary States. Part I. Tripoli and the Cyrenaica.
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The Bibliography of the Barbary States. Part I. Tripoli and the Cyrenaica.

By PLAYFAIR, Lambert

London: Royal Geographical Society, 1888. 56 pages. Plus a title page and a fold-out sketch map. Original condition with blue wrappers, titles to front, and containing all the ads. This is a complete issue, seldom found in such good and original condition. This is a bibliography of Tripoli and the Cyrenaica, one of Playfair's most valuable work, which includes 579 entries, from B.C.484 to 1889, and a succinct list of the Tripoli Archives from the Public Record Office in London - a series of 62 MS. volumes containing correspondence from and to the Consulate-General of Tripoli. Arranged chronologically, this fascinating bibliography is accompanied by an index and a detailed folding sketch map. .

$79.00

A Bibliography of Contributions to Select Indian Newspapers
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A Bibliography of Contributions to Select Indian Newspapers

By BURTON, Richard F. - CASARI, Burke E.

West Vancouver: Voyager Press Books, 2005. Limited to 100 copies, [x], [28] pages, bound in hunter green cloth with gold blocking on front board, with a colour frontispiece of Richard F. Burton shortly after returning from India in the 1850's. This Bibliography examines and cites Burton's writings to various newspapers in India while he was stationed there in the 1840's. The author painstakingly examined Indian Newspapers from that time period and located over 100 articles written by Burton. Very little is known about Burton's formative years and his time in India, which makes this Bibliography very useful for the Burton Collector and scholar. A tremendous effort and welcome addition to the Burton genre.. First Edition. As New.

$79.00

A Bibliography of Contributions to Select Indian Newspapers
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A Bibliography of Contributions to Select Indian Newspapers

By CASARI, Burke E. - BURTON, Richard F.

West Vancouver: Voyager Press Books, 2005. Limited to 100 copies, [x], [28] pages, bound in hunter green cloth with gold blocking on front board, with a colour frontispiece of Richard F. Burton shortly after returning from India in the 1850's. This Bibliography examines and cites Burton's writings to various newspapers in India while he was stationed there in the 1840's. The author painstakingly examined Indian Newspapers from that time period and located over 100 articles written by Burton. Very little is known about Burton's formative years and his time in India, which makes this Bibliography very useful for the Burton Collector and scholar. A tremendous effort and welcome addition to the Burton genre.. First Edition. As New.

$79.00

Progress of Discovery on the Coasts of New Guinea With Bibliographical Appendix.
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Progress of Discovery on the Coasts of New Guinea With Bibliographical Appendix.

By MARKHAM, C.R. & E.C Rye.

Mansfield Centre, CT: Martino Publishing, 2003. Reprint of the 1886 edition. Octavo. 72pp. Black gilt cloth. As new. In 1511 the Portuguese Antonio de Abreu had made a voyage from the Aru Islands to the Moluccas, and had possibly sighted the coast of New Guinea. But it was Don Jorge de Meneses, a Portuguese commander sent from Malacco to take charge at the Moluccas in 1526, who was the actual discoverer. Meneses little dreamt of the significance of his discovery, that he had reached one of the largest islands in the world-covering 306,000 square miles, 1500 miles long and 500 wide, and as large as France and Britain put together. Remaining parts of the island would not be explored until the 17th century. There is very little bibliographical material published on the early history and discovery of New Guinea. Rye's is the first bibliography on the subject mentioned in Besterman. He cites approximately 800 publications on the subject. The arrangement of the material is alphabetical by author. Markham adds a concise and useful history of the exploration of the island. Scarce in any edition. Besterman 4224. . Hard Cover.

$29.75

Modern Egypt, a List of References to Material in the New York Public Library.
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Modern Egypt, a List of References to Material in the New York Public Library.

By PRATT, Ida A. and Gottheil, Richard James Horatio.

Mansfield Centre CT: Martino Publishing & Wayfarer's Bookshop, 2003. Reprint of the 1929 edition. Octavo. 320pp. Black gilt cloth. As new. Compilation is based on the very extensive collection formed by the New York Public Library. Chapters include: Bibliography/ Description and Travel/ Nile River / Suez Canal/ Napoleonic Expedition/ Courts of Law/ Army and Navy/ Nubia/ Sudan/ Science/ Magic & Superstitions/ Law. In all 6000 items are described, making this one of the most extensive listings in Besterman. Though once reprinted, no copies are currently in print. Besterman 1919. . Hard Cover.

$30.00