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DEMIDOFF, ANATOLE DE, PRINCE OF SAN DONATO.
Voyage Dans la Russie Méridionale & la Crimée Par la Hongrie, la Valachie & la Moldavie Exécuté En 1837. . . Par Mm. De Sainson, le Play, Hout, Léveillé, de Nordmann, Rousseau Et Du Ponceau
. Dédié à Sa Majesté Nicolas Premier, Empereur de toutes des Russies. Dessiné d'après nature et lithographié par (Auguste) Raffet. With 100 tinted lithographs printed on India paper, by Auguste Raffet and printed by Auguste Bry (including additional lithographed title, and 9 other lithographed section titles), all with tissues. Half-title, illus. lithogr. title to face the title-page, with a plate list on verso numb. 1-100. 2 unn. pp. (half title), pp. 3- 64 with descriptive text for the plates nos. 1-87 (no description for the text of the plates 88-100 as usual, so complete). Large folio (530 x 350 mm). Contemp. black half chagrin, back gilt. With heraldic bookplate Louis Mondanton. Paris: Publié par Gihaut Frères, [1838-1848 ] First edition of this rare and complete album of an expedition through Hungary to southern Russia, returning by way of Constantinople and Smyrnia. Plates nos. 1 (frontispiece) - 8, Hungary; nos. 9- 19, Wallachia; nos. 20- 24, Moldova; nos. 25- 30 Bessarabia; nos. 31- 54 Crimea, 1st part; nos. 55- 68, Camp of Vosnessensk, inter alia portrait of Nicolas I; nos. 69- 80; Crimea, 2nd part; nos. 88- 100 show the portraits of the members of the expedition. The present huge work describes and illustrates scenery and exotic architecture, not only of the Russian meridional region, and depicts also uniforms, military camps, costumes, professions, festivities, trade, custom and manners of Armenians, Cossacks, Gipsies, Jews, Russians, Tartars, Turks, etc. An interior of a coffee shop is shown. This scientific journey to southern Russia and the Crimea, etc. was organized by Count Demidoff (1812-70) on behalf of the government. 22 scholars (of which Jules Janin wrote the descriptive text), and artists (of which Raffet was the most important one) accompanied the expedition. Opposite plate 93, (portrait of J. J. Huout) is a 3- page A.L.S. by his son Paul dated Colmar, 1 July 1868 . Prince Demidoff was a famous art collector. His collection was sold in Paris in 1870.- 2 small stamps and stamped number on title, a few slight spots, and some light smudging to margins at the beginning. A nice association copy on large paper. Brunet II, 583; Vicaire III, 167; NBG 13/14, p. 559 & NBG 25/26, p. 578; cf. Atabey 337 (later ed.); not in Blackmer.
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Book number: F2901
GBP 12950.00 [Appr.: EURO 14757 US$ 18133.16 | JP¥ 1952253]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Russia Rare Russian History Travel

 
GOSSE, P.H.,
Natural History. Reptiles.
0. 1850. London, The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1850; iv, 296pp. with numerous wood-engraved illustrations; publisher's blind-stamped cloth; two tiny wear-hole on front joint, first owner's name and address - "H.Helmsley, Cheltenham 1853" on front fly-leaf. A very good copy of the first edition. Despite Gosse's profound differences on interpretation with Darwin,, he here naturally draws on all availble contemporary sources, iincluding Darwin's "Voyage".
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Book number: IS002306
GBP 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 57 US$ 70.01 | JP¥ 7538]
Catalogue: Ian
Keywords: Ianweb Natural History Reptiles Reptilia Zoology Victorian Children's Books Science Evolution Children's Illustrated Books Turtles Tortoises Crocodiles Snakes Serpents Lizards

 
KERGUELEN TREMAREC, YVES JOSEPH DE,
Relation D'un Voyage
0. 1771. dans la Mer du Nord, aux cotes d'Islande, du Groenland,, de Ferro, de Schettland, des Orcades & de Norwege; faite en 1767 & 1768. Paris, 1771; 4to; viii, [iv], 220 pp. with 10 engraved plates [3 folding], and 8 maps [7 folding]; title printed in red and black with a fine engraved vignette, two further fine copper-egraved vignettes; AN UNCUT COPY IN THE ORIGINAL PUBLISHER'S MOTTLED BLUE PAPER-COVERED BOARDS with a contemporary hand-written paper label on the spine; edges worn and rubbed, short marginal split to rear hinge at head of spine, very slight loss at base of spine, surface of boards expertly restored, very small damp-stain in extreme top margins of c.30 pages, minute worm-holes in inner margins of c. 12 pages and to last 20 pages, affecting a few letters. First edition. Internally a clean fresh copy overall, in the original boards. The famous plates are engraved after Eisen. This copy is complete with the sixth leaf of the prelims, printed on one side only ("Avis au Relieur" with list of maps and plates giving relevant pages). This leaf is frequently lacking, having then been discarded by the binder after use. see: Chadenat, n°607 ; Sabin, n°37617 ; Cox, II, 21.
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Book number: IS001040
GBP 1345.00 [Appr.: EURO 1532.75 US$ 1883.33 | JP¥ 202763]
Catalogue: Ian
Keywords: Ianweb Antiquarian Travel French Maritime Naval History Rare Travel and Exploration Illustrated Scotland Scandinavia Greenland Iceland Orkney Lapps

 
SPALDING, J. W.
The Japan Expedition. Japan and Around the World
. An Account of Three Visits to the Japanese Empire with Sketches of Madeira, St. Helena, Cape of Good Hope, Mauritius, Ceylon, Singapore, China, and Loo-Choo. New York: Redfield, 1855. First edition. With 8 tinted lithograph plates. 8vo, original blue cloth gilt. 377, 2 pp. Binding a bit soiled, some foxing to the plates and endpapers and occasionally to the text, front flyleaf torn, copyright page and Preface browned from a newspaper clipping. A good copy of a scarce book. Spalding served for two and a half years as commander's clerk on board the "Mississippi," the flagship of Matthew Perry's expedition to Japan, and his book gives a personal, first-hand account of the voyage. The plates depict two Japanese in traditional dress; a view of the Cape of Good Hope; a scene in Ceylon; a scene in Loo Choo (Korea) with inhabitants in typical dress; a view of a junk in China; a scene near Yedo; a view of Mount Fuji; and a view of the harbor at Dezima. The appendix includes sailing directions for several eastern ports. Not in Smith, "American Travellers Abroad." [ WB 4].
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Book number: F355-H
GBP 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 142.5 US$ 175.03 | JP¥ 18844]
Catalogue: Rare
Keywords: Korea Japan Travel Rare Antiquarian Ceylon Madeira Cape of Good Hope Mauritius Singapore

 
SUPERVIELLE, JACQUES,
Poemes.
0. 1919. Voyage en Soi - Paysages - Les Poemes de l'humour triste - Le Goyavier authentique. Preface de Paul Fort. Paris, 1919; 184pp.; publisher's printed wrappers; spine worn at front hinge, with small loss at base, front wrapper detached and repaired, contents embrowned. A presentation copy ("en tres deferant hommage") dated 12th November 1920 and signed by the author. OFFERED TOGETHER WITH a signed presentation copy of the same author's "La Fable du Monde", Paris [1938], 160 pp. publisher's printed wrappers, this second work in excellent condition.
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Book number: IS002351
GBP 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 68.5 US$ 84.01 | JP¥ 9045]
Catalogue: Ian
Keywords: Ianweb Modern French Literature Modern French Poetry Signed Copies Presentation Copies Association Copies Signed Copies

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