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1890 - 2106     FOREIGN HISTORY AND TOPOGRAPHY, TRAVELS

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72 1890 Africa  Baker S W 72 1890 Africa Baker S W
72 1890 Africa  Baker S W 72 1890 Africa Baker S W
72/1890 [Africa]. Baker, S.W. The Albert N'yanza, great basin of the Nile and explorations of the Nile sources. London, Macmillan & Co., 1870, new ed., XXVII,(1),499p., 2 (fold.) col. lithogr. maps, 11 woodengr. plates, ills., contemp. gilt blue calf.

- Contemp. dedication in pen on htitle; the maps sl. waterst. along edges. Rebacked w. use of contemp. backstrip.

= Cf. Kainbacher I, p.15; Howgego B10. Account of Samuel Baker's exploration of the source of the Nile, which led to the discovery of Lake Albert in 1863. The expedition was full of hardship. "A mutiny had to be quelled, the baggage animals died, forcing the Bakers to ride oxen, and food supplies dwindled, reducing them to eating grass. Fever often laid them low for weeks on end, their guides deceived them and hippopotami overturned their boats" (Howgego).

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72 1891 Africa  Burton R F 72 1891 Africa Burton R F
72 1891 Africa  Burton R F 72 1891 Africa Burton R F
72/1891 [Africa]. Burton, R.F. First footsteps in East Africa or, an exploration of Harar. London, Tylston and Edwards, 1894, 2 vols., XXXIV,(2),209; (12),276,(3)p., 2 lithogr. maps, 4 col. lithogr. plates, orig. unif. gilt dec. cl.

- Occas. trifle foxed; without the illustration in vol. I, p.62, as always. Both vols. shelf numbers written on spine; joints and spine-ends sl. worn; vol. 2 part of backstrip reattached.

= Memorial Edition Vol. VI and VII. Penzer p.63-65: "This edition contains the whole of the original work plus a preface by Lady Burton." See at length Henze I, p.417-431 on Burton (1821-1890): "Englischer Welt- und Entdeckungsreisender, einer der unermüdlichsten und produktivsten seines Jahrhunderts. (...) so dass sich B. vornahm, allein und in der Verkleidung eines arabischen Händlers zunächst nach Harrar einen Weg zu bähnen. "I could not suppress my curiosity about this mysterious city."" SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XLVII.

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72 1892 Africa  Burton R F 72 1892 Africa Burton R F
72 1892 Africa  Burton R F 72 1892 Africa Burton R F
72/1892 [Africa]. Burton, R.F. The Lake regions of Central Africa, a picture of exploration. New York, Harper & Brothers, 1860, 572,(4)p., fold. engr. map, 12 woodengr. plates, woodengr. ills., contemp. (orig.?) giltlettered hleather, large 8vo.

- Trifle browned; sm. tear in map; hinges neatly strengthened.

= Cf. Kainbacher I, p.29 and Gay 2726. The first American edition, published in the same year as the original London edition. Penzer p.66: "There was a simultaneous issue in America. It was issued in a single volume containing exactly the same matter as the English edition. All the illustrations are included, but none are tinted." On this famous lake expedition together with J.H. Speke, Henze I, p.420-424: "Ihre Reise war epochemachend; sie hatte das zentrale O-Afrika der europäischen Forschung eröffnet. Der riesige "See von Uniamesi" hatte sich in zwei getrennte Becken, Tanganjika und Victoria, aufgelöst (...) B.s Lake Regions of Central Africa verband Vielseitigkeit und Schärfe der Beobachtungen mit hoher Darstellungskunst, die das Gesehene plastisch wiederzugeben verstand."

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72 1893 Africa  Clapperton H 72 1893 Africa Clapperton H
72 1893 Africa  Clapperton H 72 1893 Africa Clapperton H
72/1893 [Africa]. Clapperton, H. Reis in de binnenlanden van Afrika gedurende de jaren 1825, 1826 en 1827. Benevens het reisverhaal van Richard Lander, zijn bediende, van daar terug naar Engeland. Rott., Wed. J. Allart, 1830-1831, 2 vols., (4),IV,(2),285; (4),265,(1)p., lithogr. frontisp. portr., large fold. lithogr. map, fold. plan, contemp. unif. giltlettered hmor.

- New endpapers; sl. foxed/ some sm. waterstains; fold. map repaired w. scotch tape on recto and verso. Otherwise fine.

= Clapperton (1788-1827), Scottish Africa explorer. On his last journey he tried to discover the source of the river Niger. During this exploration he died of dysentery in Sokoto. His fellow traveler Lander completed the journey and brought home the diaries of Clapperton. In 1830 Lander found the solution to the Niger-question of Clapperton. The appendix comprises i.a. a list of words of "Yourribaansche taal" and "taal der Fellatahs". Not in Tiele; Henze I, 570; Howgego II, C34; cf. Gay 337; cf. Kainbacher I, p.35.

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72 1894 Africa  Gillmore P 72 1894 Africa Gillmore P
72/1894 [Africa]. Gillmore, P. Days and Nights by the Desert. London, Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1888, VIII,234,(2),32p., 13 woodengr. plates, orig. gilt dec. cl.

- Rebacked w. use of orig. backstrip; sm. dam. spot on frontcover.

AND 4 others, i.a. C.G. SCHILLINGS, In Wildest Africa (New York/ London, 1907, plates, ills., orig. cl.) and L.J. VANDEN BERGH, On the Trail of the Pigmies (London, 1922, plates, orig. cl.).

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72 1895 Africa  Latrobe C J 72 1895 Africa Latrobe C J
72 1895 Africa  Latrobe C J 72 1895 Africa Latrobe C J
72/1895 [Africa]. Latrobe, C.J. Dagboek eener reize door Zuid-Afrika (...). Amst., Ten Brink & De Vries, 1823, XII,418,(2)p., engr. frontisp. by W.H. HOOGKAMER, contemp. hmor., large 8vo.

- First 3 lvs. (incl. frontisp.) repaired w. tape at outer upper corner; trifle foxed.

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72 1896 Africa  Mansfield C 72 1896 Africa Mansfield C
72/1896 [Africa]. Mansfield, C. Via Rhodesia. A Journey through Southern Africa. London, Stanley Paul & Co., n.d. (±1910), XIII,(1),430p., 2 col. lithogr. maps (1x large fold.), 144 (full-p.) ills., orig. cl. w. mounted plate in frontcover.

- The large map w. a few repaired tears and sl. frayed. Binding sl. stained; spine faded.

= Not in Kainbacher.

Tatlow, A.H. Natal Province. Descriptive Guide and Official Hand-Book. Durban, South African Railways, 1911, XII,574,(6 advert.)p., 6 (of 7) fold. col. maps/ plans, num. ills., orig. cl., sm. 4to.

- Lacks the loosely inserted map; 2 maps loose. Joints splitting; binding sl. soiled.

AND 2 others, i.a. J. FORSYTH INGRAM, The Colony of Natal. An official illustrated handbook and railway guide (London, 1895, (fold.) plates, ills., orig. (worn) limp cl.).

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72 1897 Africa  Peters C 72 1897 Africa Peters C
72/1897 [Africa]. Peters, C. Die deutsche Emin-Pascha-Expedition. Munich/ Leipsic, R. Oldenbourg, 1891, 4th thous., VI,(2),560p., frontisp., 1 large fold. col. lithogr. map in rear pocket, 32 plates and 66 ills. by R. HELLGREWE, orig. giltlettered pict. cl.

- Fingersoiled. Spine restored; corners showing. = Kainbacher I, p.105.

Schwabe, K. Im deutschen Diamantenlande. Deutsch-Südwestafrika von der Errichtung der deutschen Herrschaft bis zur Gegenwart (1884-1910). Berlin, E.S. Mittler, (1910), 1st ed., XII,443,(3)p., fold. col. map, ills., orig. dec. cl.

- One text leaf w. closed tear. Binding trifle stained. = Kainbacher I, p.127.

AND 11 others in 12 vols., i.a. A. SCHIEL, 23 Jahre Sturm und Sonnenschein in Südafrika (Leipsic, 1902, fold. col. map, plates, ills., orig. pict. cl.); H. VON WISSMANN, Unter deutscher Flagge quer durch Afrika von West nach Ost (Berlin, n.d., plates, ills., orig. cl.); A.F. ZU MECKLENBURG, Ins innerste Afrika. Bericht über den Verlauf der deutschen wissenschaftlichen Zentral-Afrika-Expedition 1907-1908 (Leipsic, 1909, fold. col. maps, plates, ills., orig. cl., 4to) and IDEM, Vom Kongo zum Niger und Nil (ibid., 1912, 2 vols., fold. maps, plates, ills., orig. unif. cl.).

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72 1898 Africa  Savoyen L A von 72 1898 Africa Savoyen L A von
72/1898 [Africa]. Savoyen, L.A. von. Der Ruwenzori. Erforschung und erste Ersteigung seiner höchsten Gipfel. Leipsic, F.A. Brockhaus, 1909, 1st ed., XII,471,(1)p., 3 maps (1x fold. col.), 36 (tinted) plates, num. ills., orig. gilt dec. cl.

- Fine copy. = Kainbacher I, p.88.

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72 1899 Africa  Torday E and Joyce T A 72 1899 Africa Torday E and Joyce T A
72 1899 Africa  Torday E and Joyce T A 72 1899 Africa Torday E and Joyce T A
72/1899 [Africa]. Torday, E. and Joyce, T.A. Notes ethnographiques sur les peuples communément appelés Bakuba, ainsi que sur les peuplades apparentées les Bushongo. Brussels, Ministère des Colonies, 1910, 290,(1)p., 2 fold. col. lithogr. maps, 29 (col.) plates i.a. after NORMAN H. HARDY, 403 (photogr.) ills., loose (as issued) in contemp. hcl. portfolio w. part of orig. frontwr. laid down, folio.

- Some foxing.

= Annales du Musée du Congo Belge. Ethnographie, anthropologie - Série III. Documents ethnographiques conçernant les populations du Congo Belge. Tome II, fascicule I. The plates depicting costume, embroideries, architecture, art objects and utensils. Reflection of the authors' 1907-1909 ethnographic expedition under command of E. Torday, incl. a first exploration by Europeans of the area between the Loange and the Kasai. The expedition made visits to the Bushongo and Sankuru people, the north Batetela, the tribes of Basongo Meno between the Sankuru and the Lukenye, the Akela and the Bankutu of the Lukenye basin. Rare.

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72 1900 Algeria  Blakesley J W 72 1900 Algeria Blakesley J W
72/1900 [Algeria]. Blakesley, J.W. Four Months in Algeria: with a visit to Carthage. Cambr., Macmillan and Co., 1859, 1st ed., XII,441,(3),24p., 2 fold. lithogr. maps, 7 (fold.) plates/ tables, orig. cl.

- The large map creased and sl. foxed. Binding stained; spine-ends dam.; backcover w. dam. spot.

= Gay 1403.

AND 1 other: J.R. MORELL, Algeria: the Topography and History, Political, Social, and Natural, of French Africa (London, 1854, woodengr. plates and ills., orig. cl., a.e.g. Rebacked).

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72 1901 Alps  Lendenfeld R von 72 1901 Alps Lendenfeld R von
72/1901 [Alps]. Lendenfeld, R. von. Aus den Alpen. I. Die Westalpen. II. Die Ostalpen. Prague/ Vienna/ Leipsic, F. Tempsky/ G. Freytag, 1896, 2 vols., XII,486,(1); XII,511,(1)p., 2 diff. tipped-in col. lithogr. frontisp. after E.T. COMPTON, num. (full-p.) ills. after E.T. COMPTON and P. HEY, orig. unif. gilt dec. cl., t.e.g., 4to.

- Bindings trifle stained; giltlettering on spine faded.

Ficker, H. von. Meisterbilder aus Tirols Alpenwelt. Wanderungen in Innsbrucks Bergen. Berlin/ Leipsic, Preuss' Institut Graphik, n.d. (±1905), 51,(1)p., helio-engr. portrait, 21 plates and 36 photogr. text ills. by O. MELZER, orig. gilt pict. cl., a.e.g., 4to (fine). - AND 1 other: G. REY, Das Matterhorn (Stuttg./ Leipsic, 1905, (tipped-in tinted) plates, orig. cl., 4to).

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72 1902 Alps  Tuckett F F 72 1902 Alps Tuckett F F
72 1902 Alps  Tuckett F F 72 1902 Alps Tuckett F F
72/1902 [Alps]. Tuckett, F.F. Hochalpenstudien. Gesammelte Schriften. German transl. A. Cordes. Leipsic, A.G. Liebeskind, 1873-1874, 2 vols., (4),276,(8); (4),318p., engr. frontisp. portrait, loosely inserted fold. col. lithogr. map, fold. plates, ills., orig. unif. clothbacked boards, sm. 8vo.

- The map w. a few tears on folds; occas. sl. foxed. Bindings trifle worn.

= Francis Fox Tuckett was a British mountaineer and vice-president of the Alpine Club.

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72 1903 America  Bolles A S 72 1903 America Bolles A S
72/1903 [America]. Bolles, A.S. Industrial History of the United States, from the Earliest Settlements to the Present Time: being a Complete Survey of American Industries (...); together with a Description of Canadian Industries. Norwich (CT)/ Cincinnati/ Peoria, Henry Bill, n.d. (±1880), 3rd ed., X,(2),936p., num. (full-p.) woodengr. ills., orig. gilt cl.

- Fine copy.

Eighty Years' Progress of the United States: a Family Record of American Industry, Energy and Enterprise (...). Hartford (CT), L. Stebbings, 1869, 465,(14)p., steelengr. title, frontisp. and 5 plates, num. (full-p.) woodengr. ills., orig. gilt and blindst. cl.

- New endpapers; occas. sl. foxed. Spine-ends restored; binding sl. rubbed; corners showing.

AND 6 others, i.a. E. STRAHAN (ed.), A Century After: Picturesque Glimpses of Philadephia and Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, 1875, ills., orig. gilt blindst. mor., a.e.g., 4to); W.B. SIPES, The Pennsylvania Railroad: its Origin, Construction, Condition, and Connections (ibid., 1875, ills., orig. gilt hmor.) and J.B. ELLIS, The Sights and Secrets of the National Capital: a Work Descriptive of Washington City (New York, 1869, plates, orig. gilt cl., a.e.g.).

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72 1904 America  Bristed J 72 1904 America Bristed J
72 1904 America  Bristed J 72 1904 America Bristed J
72/1904 [America]. Bristed, J. Les États-Unis d'Amérique, ou tableau d'Agriculture, du Commerce, des Manufactures, des Finances, de la Politique, de la Littérature, des Arts, et du Caractère moral et religieux du Peuple Anglo-Américain. Paris, A. Eymery, 1826, 2 vols., 380; 320p., contemp. unif. gilt hcalf.

- Both vols. bookplate and ticket on upper pastedown; some foxing. Backcover vol. 1 loose. = Sabin 8048.

AND 1 other: E.-L. BILLARDON DE SAUVIGNY, Vashington ou la Liberté du Nouveau Monde. Introd. and ed. G. Chinard (Princeton, 1941, ills., orig. cl. w. dustwr.).

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72 1905 America  Bryant W C 72 1905 America Bryant W C
72/1905 [America]. Bryant, W.C. l'Amérique du Nord Pittoresque. French transl. B.-H. Revoil. Paris, A. Quantin/ G. Decaux, 1880, (2),779p., num. (full-p.) woodengr. ills., orig. gilt hmor., folio.

- Binding stained.

Keller, G. Amerika in beeld en schrift. Amst., Elsevier, n.d. (1898), 4 vols., 483 (full-p.) woodengr. ills., orig. unif. richly gilt and dec. cl., folio.

= Tusschen New York en de meren; Naar het verre westen; Ten oosten van de Mississippi; Canada.

AND 2 others in 3 vols.: E. VON HESSE-WARTEGG, Nord-Amerika, seine Städte und Naturwunder, sein Land und seine Leute (Leipsic, 1884, num. ills., orig. gilt cl.) and R. CRONAU, Amerika. Die Geschichte seiner Entdeckung von der ältesten bis auf die neueste Zeit (Leipsic, 1892, 2 vols., maps, plates, ills., orig. unif. gilt cl. Vol. 2 upper joint dam.).

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72 1906 America  Buckingham J S 72 1906 America Buckingham J S
72/1906 [America]. Buckingham, J.S. America, Historical, Statistic, and Descriptive. London/ Paris, Fisher, Son & Co., n.d. (1841), 1st ed., 3 vols., VI,(10),504; (16),563; (12),596p., steelengr. frontisp. portrait, fold. map, woodengr. ills., orig. unif. gilt blindst. cl.

- Occas. sl. foxed. Two vols. top of spine sl. dam. = Sabin 8892.

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72 1907 America  Franklin B 72 1907 America Franklin B
72 1907 America  Franklin B 72 1907 America Franklin B
72/1907 [America]. Franklin, B. Nachgelassene Schriften und Correspondenz, nebst seinem Leben. Weimar, Verlage des Landes-Industrie Comptoire, 1817-1819, 1st German ed., 5 vols., 2 steelengr. frontisp. portraits, contemp. unif. gilt hcalf w. 2 mor. letterpieces.

- Occas. (sl.) foxed; all vols. w. 2 owner's stamps on first free endpaper.

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72 1908 America  Gray A and Brackenridge W D 72 1908 America Gray A and Brackenridge W D
72/1908 [America]. Gray, A. and Brackenridge, W.D. United States Exploring Expedition during the Years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842. Under the command of Charles Wilkes. New York, J. Cramer, 1971, 3 vols., 777; VIII,357; 517p., orig. unif. cl.

= Facs. reprint of the ed. 1854.

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72 1909 America  Hennepin L 72 1909 America Hennepin L
72 1909 America  Hennepin L 72 1909 America Hennepin L
72/1909 [America]. Hennepin, L. Voyage ou nouvelle découverte d'un très-grand pays, dans l'Amérique, entre le nouveau Mexique et la mer glaciale. Avec un voyage qui contient une Relation exacte de l'Origine, Moeurs, Coûtumes, Religion, Guerres & Voyages des Caraibes, Sauvages des Isles Antilles de l'Amérique, faite par De La Borde. Amst., A. Braakman, 1704, (34),604,(32)p., engr. frontisp., 6 fold. plates, contemp. calf, spine gilt, sm. 8vo.

- Lacks both maps; yellowed almost throughout. Binding worn and leather dried.

= Contains the earliest view of the Niagara Falls. Sabin 31355.

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