2341 - 2618 FOREIGN HISTORY AND TOPOGRAPHY, TRAVELS
- Scattered stamps/ blindstamps ("The English Library - Algiers"), mostly in blank margins of text, but also on frontisp. and title-p. of both vols. (other plates not affected); shelf-no. in pen on both title-pages; occas. sl. foxed; one plate loose; map in vol. 1 sl. creased on fold. Darkened spot on both backstrips from former libr. ticket. "Bound by Strubhard May 1877" in contemp. pen and ink on both upper pastedowns.
= Hilmy II, p.111; Gay 2732; Henze IV, p.85ff. and Howgego II, P24. Welsh mining engineer who initially came to Egypt in 1845 to prospect for coal for the governor Mohammed Ali, but eventually earned his money as elephant hunter and ivory trader, and while travelling explored the area of the Bahr-el-Ghazal to the west of the Nile. "(...) In 1858 he acted as British vice-consul in Khartoum, and in the following year returned to England to raise funds for further trade. He brought with him a valuable map of the Upper Nile, which was widely consulted by John Hanning Speke prior to his second journey. By prior arrangement, Petherick returned via the Nile to Khartoum, where in 1862 he entertained Samuel Baker, then in February 1863 proceeded south to rendezvous with Speke, who was traveling northward, at Gondokoro. When Petherick and his wife arrived a few days late, despite having spent a year struggling overland, Speke condemned Petherick for having squandered the money he had been given by the Royal Geographic Society to provide support for his expedition and accused him of being more interested in elephant hunting and slave trading. As a result of Speke's accusations, Petherick was removed from his post as vice-consul and returned to England. Although Petherick retaliated with counter-argument, he never fully re-established his reputation." SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXIII.
- Occas. sl. foxed. Leather sl. chafed. = Cf. Kainbacher I, p.107 and Mendelssohn II, p.168f.
- Sl. foxed; occas. dampstained in outer margin; map w. sm. tears along outer edge/ doubled w. japanese. Binding trifle rubbed.
= Probably a DELUXE COPY with eight of the fifteen plates in VERY FINE CONTEMPORARY HANDCOLOURING. No other copies traced with handcoloured plates. With AUTOGRAPH SIGNED DEDICATION to "Madame Robin du Parn". Milkias 9496. "Bei seinem zweiten Schoa-Besuch führte R., der die Akademie der Wissenschaften mit den nötigen Instrumenten versehen hatte, eine Reihe magnetischer, barometrischer und astronomischer Messungen aus." (Henze 4).
- Waterstained copy; upper hinge broken. Without the accompanying atlas, but complete in itself.
= Gay 2821; not in Kainbacher. Extremely rare.
- A few textpages and plates sl. foxed. Corners sl. rubbed/ bumped. Otherwise fine.
= Very rare publication on the industrial arts of Central African tribes. The plates show a wide variety of tools, weapons, furniture, pipes, cutlery etc. Howgego III, S14; Kainbacher I, p.129 ("sehr selten"); Hilmy II, p.224.
- A few stamps on first endpapers and title-p.; paper-ticket mounted on upper pastedown; lower hinge weak, contents otherwise fine.
= Mendelsohn II, p.416f.
- Library stamp on first free endpaper both vols.; occas. sl. foxed. Bindings trifle worn along extremities.= Stanley's account of his 4th and last African expedition all the way from the East Coast to Egypt. The original English edition was published in 1890.
Jephson, A.J.M. A.J. Mounteney Jephson bij Emin Pacha in de Equatoriaal-Provincie. Ibid., idem, (±1890), (8),X,437p., fold. col. lithogr. map., woodcut (full-p.) ills., orig. gilt pict. cl. unif. w. the above.
- Occas. sl. foxed. Binding sl. worn along extremities.
AND 1 odd vol.
- Sl. foxed.
Booms, P.G. Veldtogt van het Fransch-Afrikaansche leger tegen Klein-Kabylië in de eerste helft van 1851. 's Hertogenb., Gebr. Muller, 1852, (4),193,(1),IIp., 5 fold. lithogr. maps/ plans, contemp. giltlettered hcl.
- Sl. occas. foxing; title-p. 2 libr. stamps and sm. hole. = Monogrammed by the author on the title.
- Contents very fine. Owner's entry on first free endpaper; maps w. sm. tears along folds, not touching the image. Joints and spine-ends worn.
= "(...) in 1894 [the author] published a highly regarded account of his expedition with Emin Pasha. (This book, which has never been translated into English, is acclaimed by some to be the finest scientific work on Africa ever published)" (Howgego III, S81). Kainbacher I, p.136; Henze V, p.261.
- Occas. sl. foxed. Binding trifle rubbed along extremities. = Published in the series Univers pittoresque.
AND 1 other: J.F. CHAMPOLLION-FIGEAC, (Égypte ancienne) (Paris, 1839, 87 (of 90) steelengr. views, contemp. gilt hmor. Lacks 3 plates; partly foxed). - AND 1 other.
- Map foxed; plate sl. foxed; textp. partly vaguely foxed/ dampstained. Otherwise fine.
= Kainbacher I, p.145; Hilmy II, p.234; Howgego II, W22.
- Both vols. w. sm. ticket on upper pastedown. Binding sl. rubbed along extremities.
= Hilmy 2, p.335. Rare.
- Covers sl. soiled; translucent whitish stain on frontcover. = Rare, originally published in parts.
- Occas. sl. foxed. Spine and joints sl. chafed.
= Text and plate volume showing studies on systematics and phytogeography of the lower and middle Congo.
Ward, H. Five Years with the Congo Cannibals. New York, Robert Bonner's Sons, 1890, (10),308p., num. (full-p.) woodengr. ills., orig. pict. cl., t.e.g., 4to.
- Upper hinge broken. Rebacked and backstrip faded; binding sl. worn; backcover stained.
= Cf. Kainbacher I, p.144 (German ed. 1891).
- Without the atlas. Contents partly waterstained; partly foxed (incl. the map) and occas. frayed.
= Rare. Originally published with separate atlas volume, not present. Henze I, p.240.
- Lithogr. plate w. usual foxing, otherwise contents very fine. Rebacked w. use of orig. backstrip.
= "Belzoni is 'one of the most striking and interesting figures in the history of eastern travel' (DNB) and certainly, next to Burckhardt, the most interesting in the history of Egyptology and Egyptian travel" (Blackmer 116). Cf. Kainbacher I, p.20; Hilmy I, p.62; Gay 1940; Henze I, p.293f.
- Plans sl. yellowed; occas. sl. foxed. Fine copy.
= Atabey 258; Hilmy I, p.139; Blackmer 370: "Clot was a surgeon whom Mehmet Ali named as chief surgeon to the Egyptian Army in 1823. He created a public health service and a center for medical education in Egypt. His work is a survey of modern Egypt and Egyptian life and manners with a great deal of documentation, but in essence it is a work of propaganda and an apologia for Mehmet Ali, whom Clot greatly admired (...)".
- Htitle lacking; title-p. partly waterstained; occas sl. foxed/ yellowed.
= Tiele 267; Landwehr, Dutch Books w. Col. Plates 257. F.W. Conrad was chairman of the Suez committee.
AND 1 other: H.E. ENTHOVEN, Van Tanger tot Agadir (Utr., 1929, fold. map, contemp. hcl.).
- One plate reattached (formerly torn off, not affecting image); fold. map and portrait sl. frayed; occas. sl. yellowed and sl. foxed; margins occas. soiled/ duststained; final index leaf cut short and remargined.
= Cf. Blackmer 471; cf. Atabey 338.
- Occas. yellowed/ sl. foxed (incl. the plates). Bindings sl. worn; joints splitting; vol. 2 covers loose(ning).
= Tiele 310. Cf. Blackmer 471; Gay 1998; Henze II, p.50; Atabey 338 (ed. London, 1807); De Meulenaere p.62-64. "Französischer Graveur, machte Napoleons Expedition nach Ägypten, 1798-99, mit. Im Schutz der französischen Armee durchzog er das Land. (...) Sein Reisewerk erschien 1802, die "erste wichtige Frucht der Aegyptischen Expedition". Es ist in Tagebuchform gehalten, ausgezeichnet durch lebendige, ja brilliante Darstellung. In den Mittelpunkt der Betrachtung rücken immer wieder die Altertümer des Landes, war doch der Zweck seiner Reise, wie er selbst bemerkt, die Untersuchung der Denkmäler gewesen. Doch das Land selbst und seine Bewohner kommen nicht zu kurz." (Henze). "Denon's work has been justly praised. As a member of the Commission des Sciences et Arts which accompanied Napoleon's expedition to Egypt, he remained in Egypt for thirteen months, working continuously to record the Egyptian monuments. He was the first to reveal the richness of Egyptian art to Europe." (Atabey).