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71 1783 Barzini L and Borghese Prince 71 1783 Barzini L and Borghese Prince
71/1783 Barzini, L. and Borghese, Prince. Peking-Paris im Automobil. Eine Wettfahrt durch Asien und Europa in sechzig Tagen. Leipsic, F.A. Brockhaus, 1908, 1st ed., (6),558p., 1 fold. map, 168 plates/ ills., orig. giltlettered and pict. cl.

- Owner's stamp on verso first free endpaper. Fine copy.

= The report of a group of motor car enthusiasts who, in 1907, took it upon themselves to show the possibilities of the car. Together with the London Daily Telegraph and the French newspaper Le Matin, they announced the greatest car race in human history: a two-month, 8.000 mile race through China, Mongolia and the Siberian Steppes: Peking to Paris. Five cars (3 French, 1 Dutch and 1 Italian) were to compete in this extraordinary international competition. The Italian Prince Scipione Borghese won the race in an Itala car. When the race was over, there was little doubt that its organizers had achieved their goal. The world was in love with the automobil. Luigi Barzini, an Italian journalist, published his account on the race just months after the rally. Peking to Paris, an instant bestseller, was translated into 13 languages and various editions.

€ (70-90)
71/1784 Bates, H.W. (ed.). Illustrated Travels: A Record of Discovery, Geography, and Adventure. London/ Paris/ New York, Cassell, Petter & Galpin, n.d. (±1880), 6 parts in 3 vols., richly illustrated w. (full-p.) woodengrs., contemp. unif. gilt hmor., folio.

- Rebacked w. use of contemp. backstrips.

€ (70-90) 80
71 1785 Bates H W  ed  71 1785 Bates H W ed
71/1785 Bates, H.W. (ed.). Illustrated travels. Discovery, Geography, and Adventure. London/ Paris/ New York, Cassell, Petter & Galpin, n.d. (±1890), 4 (of 6) vols., richly illustrated w. (full-p.) woodengrs., orig. unif. gilt and blindst. cl., sm. folio.

- Fine copies.

€ (50-70) 60
71 1786 Beattie W 71 1786 Beattie W
71 1786 Beattie W 71 1786 Beattie W
71/1786 Beattie, W. The Danube. London, George Virtue, 1842, VIII,(2),236p., steelengr. title, 1 (of 2) map and 79 (of 80) steelengr. plates by H. BARTLETT, num. textills., contemp. hmor., a.e.g., 4to.

- Lacks 1 plate; (sl.) foxed, mostly in margins; hinges widening. Covers worn/ sl. dam.

€ (70-90) 80
71/1787 Belgium  Atlas des villes de la Belgique au XVIe siècle Cent plans du Géographe Jacques de Deventer exécutés sur les ordres de Charles Quint et de Philippe II reproduits en fac similé chrom71/1787 Belgium Atlas des villes de la Belgique au XVIe siècle Cent plans du Géographe Jacques de Deventer exécutés sur les ordres de Charles Quint et de Philippe II reproduits en fac similé chrom
71/1787 Belgium  Atlas des villes de la Belgique au XVIe siècle Cent plans du Géographe Jacques de Deventer exécutés sur les ordres de Charles Quint et de Philippe II reproduits en fac similé chrom71/1787 Belgium Atlas des villes de la Belgique au XVIe siècle Cent plans du Géographe Jacques de Deventer exécutés sur les ordres de Charles Quint et de Philippe II reproduits en fac similé chrom
71/1787 [Belgium]. Atlas des villes de la Belgique au XVIe siècle. Cent plans du Géographe Jacques de Deventer exécutés sur les ordres de Charles Quint et de Philippe II reproduits en fac-similé chromographique par l'Institut National de Géographie à Bruxelles. Ed. C.L. Ruelens, E. Ouverleaux a.o. Brussels, Institut National de Géographie, n.d. (±1885-1925), 3 vols., 103 fold. facs. maps (83x with an accomp. tinted doublet plan), contemp. unif. giltlettered hmor., large folio.

- Contents very fine (a few leaves yellowed). Joints splitting; top of spine partly sl. dam.; joints and spine-ends rubbed.

€ (300-500) 375
71 1788 Brazil  Piso W and Liebstadt G Marggrave of 71 1788 Brazil Piso W and Liebstadt G Marggrave of
71 1788 Brazil  Piso W and Liebstadt G Marggrave of 71 1788 Brazil Piso W and Liebstadt G Marggrave of
71 1788 Brazil  Piso W and Liebstadt G Marggrave of 71 1788 Brazil Piso W and Liebstadt G Marggrave of
71/1788 [Brazil]. Piso, W. and Liebstadt, G, Marggrave of. Historia naturalis Brasiliae (...). Leyden and Amst., F. Hackius/ L. Elzevier, 1648, 2 parts in 1 vol., (12),122,(10),293,(7)p., engr. title, over 400 woodcut ills., contemp./ sl. later vellum w. mor. letterpiece, folio.

- First part lvs. browned/ foxed; second part lvs. w. duststains, occas. browned/ foxed; w. manuscript owner's entry and w. owner's stamp on verso of title.

= The natural history of Brazil, describing various species of plants, animals, birds, fishes and insects. And also on indigenous people. Borba de Moraes 675; Nissen, BBI 1533; Bosch 109. Piso and Liebstadt were the physician and astronomer respectively of the Dutch governor in Brazil, count Johan Maurits of Nassau-Siegen and travelled with him to Brazil. "Die 'Historia naturalis Basriliae' vereinigt in sich die ersten exakten wissenschaftlichen Forschungsberichte über die Naturgeschichte, Geographie, Meteorologie und Ethnologie Brasiliens. Sie blieb das naturgeschichtliche Standardwerk bis Anfang des 19. Jahrhunderts (...). Auch is die ein Zeugnis für das Mäzenatentum des Fürsten Johann Moritz von Nassau-Siegen für Wissenschaft und Forschung (...)" (Bosch, p.120). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXVII.

€ (3.000-5.000)
71 1789 Brun F 71 1789 Brun F
71 1789 Brun F 71 1789 Brun F
71 1789 Brun F 71 1789 Brun F
71 1789 Brun F 71 1789 Brun F
71/1789 Brun, F. Episoden aus Reisen durch das südliche Deutschland, die westliche Schweiz (...). Zurich, Orell, 1806-1809, 2 vols., IV,420; VIII,406p., 2 diff. engr. frontisp. by L. MELS and MEINHART, contemp. unif. hcalf w. mor. letterpiece.

- Both vol. owner's entry on upper pastedown or title-p.; (sl.) foxed. Bindings worn; letterpieces partly worn off.

= Goedeke V. p. 431, no. 6.

€ (80-100) 90
71 1790 Burma  Symes M 71 1790 Burma Symes M
71/1790 [Burma]. Symes, M. Relation de l'Ambassade Anglaise, envoyée en 1795 dans le Royaume d'Ava, ou l'Empire des Birmans. Collection de planches. Paris, F. Buisson, 1800, (4) textp., 2 fold. engr. maps, 28 plates, contemp. hcalf w. mor. letterpiece, folio.

- The atlas only, without the 3 text vols.; partly trifle foxed/ dustsoiled (mainly outer margins). Backstrip trifle rubbed. Otherwise fine.

= Henze V, p.275; Howgego S200.

€ (300-500) 300
71/1791 Canada  Picturesque Canada A Pictorial Delineation of the Beauties of Canadian Scenery and Life 71/1791 Canada Picturesque Canada A Pictorial Delineation of the Beauties of Canadian Scenery and Life
71/1791 [Canada]. Picturesque Canada. A Pictorial Delineation of the Beauties of Canadian Scenery and Life. London, Cassell & Co., n.d. (±1880), 2 vols., IX,(3),440; XIV,441-880p., steelengr. title, 34 woodengr. plates and num. (full-p.) ills., modern unif. gilt hleather, folio.

- Final 3 lvs. vol. 2 upper corner torn off; num. scattered library stamps.

€ (70-90)
71 1792 Caribbean  Rochefort C de 71 1792 Caribbean Rochefort C de
71 1792 Caribbean  Rochefort C de 71 1792 Caribbean Rochefort C de
71 1792 Caribbean  Rochefort C de 71 1792 Caribbean Rochefort C de
71/1792 [Caribbean]. Rochefort, C. de. Histoire naturelle et morale des Iles Antilles de l'Amérique. Avec un Vocabulaire Caraïbe. Rott., A. Leers, 1665, 2nd enl. ed., (36),583,(13)p., engr. frontisp., 3 fold. plates and 46 (full-p.) ills., contemp. blindst. vellum w. mor. letterpiece, 4to.

- Hinges weak; fold. plates sl. soiled/ frayed along extremities. Joints at foot of spine splitting; letterpiece partly dam.; vellum soiled.

= Sabin 72320; Landis 665/173; Tiele 926; cat. NHSM p.265; Cox II, p.205; Nissen, ZBI 3448; Arents 269 (at length, p.329-337: "(...) presents some valuable additions to the records of the nomenclature and of the husbandry and commerce of tobacco."). The second enlarged French edition (first published, also in French, in 1658 by the same publisher) of this much translated work dealing with the natural history and ethnography of the West Indies. "Much of the material may have been collected by De Poincy, but the principal or rather sole compiler of the work appears to have been Charles de Rochefort, pastor of the French Protestant church at Rotterdam, who had resided several years in the West Indies. His name and profession are given in full only on the title of the Dutch translation published at Rotterdam in 1662. (...) the work is an important and valuable contribution to our knowledge of the Antilles and their inhabitants." (Sabin). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXVII.

€ (400-600) 425
71 1793 Caribbean  Rochefort C de 71 1793 Caribbean Rochefort C de
71/1793 [Caribbean]. Rochefort, C. de. Natuurlyke en zedelyke historie van d'eylanden, de voor-eylanden van Amerika. Met eenen Caraïbaanschen Woorden-schat. Dutch transl. H. Dullaert. Rott., A. Leers, 1662, (40),475,(11)p., engr. frontisp., 6 plates (5 fold.) and 37 textengrs. (6x full-p., otherwise half-p.), contemp. calf, ribbed gilt spine w. red mor. letterpiece, sm. 4to.

- Four fold. plates dam. in blank margin (1x touching expl. text); a few small waterstains; occas. cut sl. short.

= Sabin 72320; Tiele 926; cat. NHSM p.265; Cox II, p.205 (orig. French ed., Rott., 1660); Nissen, ZBI 3448; Arents 269 (at length, p.329-337: "(...) presents some valuable additions to the records of the nomenclature and of the husbandry and commerce of tobacco."). The first Dutch edition of this often translated work dealing with the natural history and ethnography of the West Indies. "Much of the material may have been collected by De Poincy, but the principal or rather sole compiler of the work appears to have been Charles de Rochefort, pastor of the French Protestant church at Rotterdam, who had resided several years in the West Indies. His name and profession are given in full only on the title of the Dutch translation published at Rotterdam in 1662. (...) the work is an important and valuable contribution to our knowledge of the Antilles and their inhabitants." (Sabin 72314).

€ (150-250) 350
71 1794 Ceylon  Knox R 71 1794 Ceylon Knox R
71/1794 [Ceylon]. Knox, R. 't Eyland Ceylon In sijn binnenste, of 't Koningrijck Candy; Geopent, en Nauwkeuriger dan oyt te vooren ontdeckt (...). Dutch transl. S. de Vries. Utr., W. Broedelet, 1692, (16),291,(28)p., engr. frontisp., fold. map of Ceylon and 8 full-p. plates by J. LUYKEN, contemp. blindst. vellum, 4to.

- Later upper endpaper; upper hinge closed. Covers sl. (dust)stained; upper joint starting.

= Tiele 605; Cat. NHSM I, 241; Van Eeghen/ Van der Kellen 215; Klaversma/ Hannema 780. The first Dutch edition. "Es ist der erste Einblick in das Innere der Insel, deren Küsten die Holländer, als Nachfolger der Portugiesen, seit der Mitte des 17. Jahrhunderts besetzt hielten" (Henze). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXVIII.

€ (300-400) 300
71 1795 Ceylon  Tennet J E 71 1795 Ceylon Tennet J E
71 1795 Ceylon  Tennet J E 71 1795 Ceylon Tennet J E
71/1795 [Ceylon]. Tennet, J.E. Ceylon, an account of the island. Physical, historical, and theographical with notices of its natural history, antiquities and productions. London, Longman etc., 1859, 1st ed., 2 vols., XXXV,(1),619,24 (publisher's adv.); XVI,655p., 2 diff. steelengr. frontisp., 2 handcol. fold. maps, 5 (full-p.) maps, num. woodengr. plans/ charts/ ills., orig. unif. pict. cl.

- Lacks 1 plan; 1 map w. small tear; both vols. hinges weak. Both vols. corners and spine-ends sl. bumped; cover sl. rubbed; backstrips wrinkled; hinge splitting at spine-ends.

€ (150-250)
71/1796 [China]. Barrow, J. Reizen in China, inhoudende: Beschrijvingen, Aanmerkingen en Vergelijkingen gemaakt en verzameld, geduurende het verblijf in het Keizerlijk Paleis, van Yuen-min-yuen (...). Haarlem, F. Bohn, 1807-1809, 3 vols., VIII,288; VI,334; VI,341,(1)p., 10 (fold.) engr. plates after W. ALEXANDER (1x partly col.), num. scores, contemp. unif. wr. w. paper ticket.

- All vols. lack portion of title-p. and upper hinge broken (contents loosening); bookplate on verso frontwr. vol. 1. Despite defects, contents fine.

= Cordier IV, p.2390; cf. Lust 365 (Engl. ed.); Henze I, p.172 (on the Engl. ed.): "Seine Reisebeobachtungen legte B. nieder in den Travels in China, 1804, einem Werk, das F. von Richthofen (...) mit dem Stauntonschen zu den besten rechnete, "welche wir über einzelne Reisewege und Unternehmungen in China besitzen"."

€ (200-300)
71 1797 China  Davis J F 71 1797 China Davis J F
71/1797 [China]. Davis, J.F. China en de Chinezen. Amst., G.J.A. Beijerinck, 1841, 3 vols., XX,378; VIII,336; VIII,327p., 3 (diff.) woodengr. frontisp., 3 (diff.) title-vignettes, contemp. unif. wr.

- Sl. foxed. All vols. titlep. and frontisp. w. extensive ms. annots. by the publisher: "Aangeboden aan het Gemeente bestuur der Stad Amsterdam door den ondergeteekenden als Drukker van dit werk (...)"; 3rd vol. partly waterstained in upper margin. All vols. frontwr. loose(ning) and w. 2 sm. paper tickets; backstrips worn off.

= Cat. NHSM p.235; Lust 8 (Engl. ed.); Cordier, Bibl. Sinica p.73; not in Tiele.

€ (100-150)
71 1798 China  Ides Y 71 1798 China Ides Y
71/1798 [China]. Ides, Y. Three Years Travels from Moscow over-land to China: Thro' Great Ustiga, Siriana, Permia, Sibiria, Daour, Great Tartary, &c. to Peking (...). To which is annex'ed an accurate Description of China, Done Originally by a Chinese Author (...). (London, for W. Freeman, J. Walthoe, T. Newborough, J. Nicholson and R. Parker, 1706), (10 [of 12]),210p., 29 views/ plates, contemp. calf, sm. 4to.

- Poor copy: lacks frontisp., title-p. and map; 7 plates dam./ torn in two/ incomplete; several fold. plates strengthened/ frayed/ creased on folds; generally yellowed/ sl. foxed/ fingersoiled and occas. partly doubled. Binding dam. and covers loose. Solf w.a.f.

= The first English edition. Cordier, Sinica p.2468-2469; Adelung II, p.385-390; Cox I, p.330-331; Henze II, p.682-683; Howgego I4; cf. Tiele 519, note. "This was no easy journey in those days. Ides, who was a Dane in the service of Peter the Great, set out from Moscow March 14, 1692. (...) He composed his journal for the information and satisfaction of Peter the Great who was well pleased with the results and rewarded the author with the post of Privy Councillor. (...) The expedition added considerable geographical knowledge to the little that was known about Northern Manchuria and China." (Cox). "Ides (...) spricht Henning (p.339) das Verdienst zu, "die erste Reisebericht über Siberien veröffentlicht zu haben, das sich frei halte von Unwahrscheinlichkeiten und Unverständlichkeiten, und nach denen man sich wirklich ein Bild des durchreisten Gebiets machen konnte"." (Henze)

€ (100-150) 130
71 1799 China  Martini M 71 1799 China Martini M
71/1799 [China]. Martini, M. Het verwoest Sina door den wreeden Tartar: vervaatende de schrickelycke Landt-verdervende Oorlogh, by de Tartars in 't Ryck van Sina aangevangen. Amst., G.J. Valckenier, 1660, (20),168p., engr. title, fold. map, 12 fold. plates, contemp. vellum, 12mo.

- The plates partly w. num. creases along folds and occas. w. some minimal (crude) handcolouring; hinges sl. weak; vellum loosening at turn-ins. Covers sl. warped.

= Cf. Cordier, Bibl. Sinica p.524ff; cf. Lust 444; cf. Pfister p.261; Lach/ Van Kley, Asia in the making of Europe III, p.1668. Very rare Dutch language edition of Martini's account of the Manchu conquest, based on his De bello tartarico. "The Latin text went through seven editions, and it was translated into nine other European languages (...). Some of the changes in these editions reflect the emphases of the publishers or editors: Gillis Janszoon Valckenier's 1660 Dutch edition, for example, is entitled China devastated by the barbarous Tartar (...). Valckenier faithfully reproduced the original text in his Latin edition, and his Dutch edition is an accurate translation of it. Only the titles and illustrations are new. Half of the plates in each edition depict destruction and bloodshed." (Lach/ Van Kley). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXVIII.

€ (800-1.000)
71 1800 China  Mennie D 71 1800 China Mennie D
71 1800 China  Mennie D 71 1800 China Mennie D
71/1800 [China]. Mennie, D. The Pageant of Peking. Comprising sixty-six Vandyck Photogravures of Peking and environs (...). Introd. P. Weale. Shanghai, A.S. Watson & Co., 1920, 1st ed., (8),40 textp., 66 tipped-in photogr. plates by D. MENNIE, printed in 1000 numb. copies, bound by the "St. Louis Ind. Bookbinders Department Hong Kong" in contemp. gilt and blindst. blue calf (copying the frontcover design of the orig. binding), folio.

- Backstrip faded, extending onto covers along spine; backstrip sl. rubbed. Otherwise fine.

= Western Travellers in China 110. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXVIII.

€ (300-500) 300
71 1801 China  Sirén O 71 1801 China Sirén O
71/1801 [China]. Sirén, O. Les Palais Impériaux de Pékin. Paris/ Brussels, G. Vanoest, 1926, 3 vols., VI,69,(4); 14 (fold.) plans, 274 heliotype plates, orig. unif. wr., large 4to.

- A few leaves loose(ning); one plate w. sm. tear in blank margin. Wrappers sl. sunned; spine-ends trifle bumped. A fine copy.

= Western Travellers in China 117. Rare early views of the forbidden city in Beijing. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXIX.

€ (3.000-5.000)
71 1802 China  Sirén O 71 1802 China Sirén O
71/1802 [China]. Sirén, O. Les Palais Impériaux de Pékin. Paris/ Brussels, G. Vanoest, 1926, 3 vols., VI,69,(4)p., 274 heliotype plates, modern unif. gilt hcl., large 4to.

- Lacks the 14 plans; some foxing; a few plates loose(ning).

= Western Travellers in China 117. Rare early views of the forbidden city in Beijing.

€ (500-700)