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This is volume 21 - complete in itself - of a 28 volume set.
The book includes Francois Le Vaillant's "Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa, by M. Le Vaillant, performed in the Years 1780, 81, 82, 83, 84, and 85". Le Vaillant's Travels are illustrated with 2 plates respectively titled: "Le Vaillant discovered by his Hottentot Servant while seeking refuge from an enraged Elephant" and "Le Vaillant crowning Haripa King of the Koraques".
Le Vaillant's travels are followed by William George Browne's "Travels in Egypt and Libya, by Mr. Browne, from the year 1792 to 1798. Browne's travels are illustrated with a folding map of Africa and a plate titled "A Public Audience at El Fasher".
Concluding this volume is John Barrow's "Travels in the Interior of Southern Africa, by Mr. John Barrow, in the Years 1797 and 1798". Barrow's travels are illustrated with a plate depicting "A Hottentot Shepherd attacked by a Lion".
From the library of geologist and mining engineer James Douglas, after whom Douglas, Arizona was named, with his bookplate on the front pastedown. Douglas, who was born in Quebec, spent much of his early life in Scotland. For many years, as a metallurgist and mining engineer, he was involved in several important Western American enterprises. Fair .
This is one of a series of handbooks prepared by Foreign Area Studies of the American University, Washington, DC "designed to be useful to military and other personnel who need a convenient compilation of basic facts about the social, economic, political, and military institutions and practices of various countries. Very good .
A list of books in English on all aspects of Japanese history, culture and society. Good .
A guide to the town and chateau of Bricquebec and to nearby places of interest. The text is in French. Good .
From the library of Leonard Bernstein [Sotheby Sale 7070, Lot #144], inscribed to him on the front endpaper by the Commissioner of Tourism: "Au Maitre Leonard Bernstein, en signe de bienvenue a Bruxelles, et en temoignage de ma tres vive admiration / [?] / Commissaire general du Tourisme / 22/8/1968".
The author writes in his introductory "Letters to a Friend": "My purpose, in these few pages, is to invite you to wander around in our provinces, from Flanders to Wallonia, from Wallonia to Flanders, through Brabant looking for that 'multiple splendor' of a country whose narrow borders make all the more astonishing its vast natural and artistic variety." . Good .
From the library of American literary agent Harold Ober with his address label mounted on the front endpaper. The initials "JB" are penciled on the label. Ober [1881-1959] worked for the Paul R. Reynolds Literary Agency where he represented Jack London and H. G. Wells. In 1929, he opened his own agency, Harold Ober Associates, representing such authors as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Agatha Christie, William Faulkner, Pearl Buck and J. D. Salinger. Good .
First edition in English. Very good .
A handbook on Greenland. The text is in Danish. Good .
From the library of Leonard Bernstein [Sotheby Sale 7070, Lot #144].
Translated from the French by B. Bardwell. Series editor Marc Vokaer writes in an introductory note: "The Grand-Place has the same attraction for the traveller passing through Brussels as St. Mark's Square has for the visitor to Venice. Both sites have this characteristic in common: despite the differences in style between the contrasting elements of their buildings a harmonious architectural unity has finally been achieved. It is worth a visit for its art alone. But..for anyone interested in history, its past is a mine of information concerning the origins of Brussels and the life of the city." . Good .
Inscribed and signed in full by Eric Blau on the half-title. Blau wrote and co-produced "Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris".
Texts [poems] by Eric Blau, photographs by Marjorie Jackson Baum. Very good .