1723 - 2056 FOREIGN HISTORY AND TOPOGRAPHY, TRAVELS
- Plates reattached and partly loosening at inner margin; 1 map lacks left half and part of lower margin, doubled w. thin chinese; offsetting from plates on the opposite pages. Covers and backstrips sl. chafed, corners bumped and sl. showing.
- Most plates fingersoiled in margins; occas. frayed/ sl. chipped in margins; a few plates strengthened on verso in lower margin; owner's entry on title-p. Backcover loose; binding worn/ dam.
- All bindings (sl.) worn, otherwise a fine set.
- All vols. backstrip professionally restored w. use of orig. backstrip. Fine set.
- Some foxing; both vols. libr. stamp and ticket on title-p.; map w. tear in blank margin, just touching the image. Vol.1 upper joint broken; both vols. w. paper ticket at foot of spine and bindings trifle rubbed.
= Sabin 33719; Henze II, p.662: "Das Werk leitet die moderne Landeskunde ein. Es bindet in vorher nicht praktizierter Weise alle Zustände an die physisch-geographische Grundlage".
- Occas. sl. waterstained in upper blank margin. All vols. spine-ends chipped; binding worn. Contents very fine.
= This Rouen edition not recorded in the usual reference works (2 other eds.: Rouen, E. Herault, 1715 (5 vols.) and Rouen, J.B. Machuel, 1723 (5 vols.)). Our edition in 4 vols. (cf. earlier editions) appears to be complete. Cf. Sabin 18383; Borba de Moraes p.242; Henze II, p.10; Howgego D7 and Hill 417 (listing the ed. London 1697). "In the account of his first voyage to New Holland, Dampier drew a graphic and most repulsive image of the aborigine: The Inhabitants of this Country are the miserablest People in the world. The Hodmadods of Monomatapa, though a nasty People, yet for Wealth are Gentlemen to these; who have no Houses and skin Garments. Sheep, Poultry and Fruits of the Earth, Ostrich Eggs, etc. as the Hodmadods have: and setting aside their Humane Shape, they differ but little from Brutes." (Smith, p.169). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXIX.
- Covers w. a few unobtrusive scratches and stains. = Fine copy in a nice binding.
- Occas. sl. foxed. Frontcover loosening. = Cf. Cioranescu 27185. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXIX.
- Bindings sl. darkened/ soiled and scratched. Both vols. rebacked w. use of orig. backstrip.
= The continuation of Aurout's Moeurs et coutumes des Fellahs (publ. Paris, 1938). With SIGNED DEDICATION by C.H. AYROUT (Egyptian architect, brother of the author) on htitle. Rare, no copy traced.
Tugay, E.F. Three Centuries. Family Chronicles of Turkey and Egypt. London, Oxf. Univ. Press, 1963, 1st ed., X,(2),324p., plates, 8 (fold.) tables, 13 plates, orig. gilt cl. - AND 4 others similar in 5 vols. (incl. 1 on Somalia), i.a. ROYAUME D'EGYPTE CABINET DU GRAND CHAMBELLAN. PROTOCOLE (Caïro, 1947, num. (tipped-in/ fold.) col. plates, orig. gilt cl. Corners and spine-ends worn, contents fine).
= An important study of the religious building of Caïro.
- Bookplate "Nederlandsch Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten te Leiden" on pastedown of all 3 vols.; a few lvs. sl. stained; vol. 1 hinges weak; vol. 3 first free endpaper loose; internally fine. All bindings dam., backstrips dam., loose(ning) and portions lacking; frontcover vols. 2 and 3 loose(ning).
= First series. A second series was published in 1841. Gay 2281; Blackmer 1803: "Wilkinson, inspired by Gell, went to Egypt in 1821 where he spent twelve years of continuous hard work. He later returned to Egypt three times, in 1842, 1848-9, and 1855. [...] He was able to arrive at results similar to those of Champollion, but he was not as interested in hieroglyphs as he was in the tomb paintings which he studied intensively to discover what he could of everyday life in ancient Egypt. A fascinating work."
- Trifle foxed. Binding sl. worn at extremities; backstrip rubbed.
Idem. The Prester John of the Indies. A true relation of the lands of the Prester John. Being the narrative of the Portuguese Embassy to Ethiopia in 1520. Transl. Lord Stanley of Alderley, ed. C.F. Beckingham and G.W.B. Huntingford. Cambridge, University Press, 1961, 2 vols., XVI,321; VI,323-617p., 2 diff. facs. frontisp., fold. facs. map loosely inserted in rear pocket, 14 plates, num. (full-p.) maps/ ills., contemp. unif. gilt cl.
= Published for the Hakluyt Society, series II vol. CXIV and CXV.
- Occas. sl. foxed; otherwise a fine set.
- Title-page crudely restored w. tape and partly reattached to first free endpaper; first textleaf loose; later endpapers; plates sl. yellowed; trifle foxed. Rebacked; sl. soiled; corners showing.
= Cf. Monod 1469 (French ed.); Lipperheide Xe17; Colas 312; Hiler p. 83.
ADDED: Hamburgische Costüme, n.pl. (Hamburg), n. publ., n.d. (±1845), no pagination, 9 (of 49?) handcol. lithogr. plates, orig. gilt and blindstamped cl., sm. folio.
- Probably lacks title-p. and ± 40 plates; bookblock loosening; endpapers sl. soiled.
- Both works sl. yellowed/ browned/ soiled; upper hinge splitting; some scattered stamps; both vols. w. contemp. owner's entry on title-p. Binding sl. worn along extremities.
= Ad 2. The report of the celebrated affaire Fualdès.