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Essais Philosophiques sur les Moeurs de Divers Animaux Étrangers,
Avec des observations relatives aux principes & usages de plusieurs peuples. Ou extraits des voyages de M*** en Asie. Paris Couturier fils, & la Veuve Tilliard & Fils. 1783
First edition, pp., viii, (3)-430, frontis. A handsome copy in contemporary calf, spine richly gilt. Hinges cracked at tail of spine.
"The Rarest Printed Work on the Pacific"
Records of Private and of Public Life, 1857 - 1880. Edinburgh [The author]; printed by R. & R. Clark 1897-1904
First edition Three volumes (of four), pp.viii, [2, errata leaf], 519; viii, 710; viii, 564, 54, 10. A very good set in the original tan cloth, paper title-labels a little rubbed. Inner hinges of volume two strained. Some pencil annotation in volume three. The first two volumes bear the bookplate of James Edge Partington; all three the bookplate of W.S. Robinson.
COPAC records sets at The British Library, Cambridge, and Aberdeen, though Cambridge also has three volumes only.
De L'Evaluation et de l'Emploi des Mesures Itinéraires Greques et Romaines.
[with] Recherches sur le principe, les bases et l'évaluation des différens systèmes métriques linéaires de l'antiquité. Paris Imprimerie Impériale 1813
First edition, 4to, pp.115, large folding map; 119; 5; 43; 7, plate. Nineteenth century quarter morocco binding, spine worn and scuffed. Contents in excellent condition.
Dissertation on the Gipseys: Representing their Manner of Life, Sickness, Death & Burial, Family Economy, Religion, Occupations & Trades, Language, Marriages & Education, Science & Arts etc etc. etc.
With a Historial Enquiry Concerning their Origin and First Appearance in Europe. London printed by William Ballintine 1807
Second English edition pp.xiii, 210. A very good copy bound in slightly rubbed contemporary half calf, marbled boards. New leather spine. Pencil annotations on pastedown. Occasional minor spotting.
Voyage Archéologique dans la Régence de Tunis;
exécuté et publié sous les auspices et aux frais de M. H. d'Albert, Duc de Luynes. Paris Henri Plon 1862
First edition Two volumes, tall 8vo, pp.xv, 437; 395 with a folding plate reproducing the bilingual inscription of Thugga, and a large folding map of the Regency. A very good set bound in later half red crushed morocco, marbled paper boards. The upper board of volume I and lower board of volume II just a little rubbed. Spines faded, though lettering distinct. A very little light browning to a few pages, and light foxing to map. A near fine set of this very scarce work.
Collection of Maps of Argentina
Monumenta Chartographica Indiana I: Regiones del Plata y Magallanica. IV: Atlas.
First edition Two volumes in one portfolio, folio, pp.xxxv, 100; xii, 127 plates, some in colour, some folding. No.360 of 500 copies only. A very good set in original cloth-backed portfolio.
A short way to know the World, or the Rudiments of Geography:
Being a new familiar Method of teaching Youth the Knowledge of the Globe, and the Four Quarters of the World. London Tho. Osborne 1712
Second edition, with Additions 12mo, pp. [xxiv], 234, [xviii (index)], with two engraved plates. Contemporary panelled calf, slightly rubbed, hinges weak, pages 5-8 loose. A very good copy.
Narrative of the Shipwreck of the Antelope East-India Pacquet on the Pelew Islands,
situated on the Western Part of the Pacific Ocean; in August, 1783. Perth R. Morison 1788
First edition pp.viii, 268, 2 engraved plates. A very good copy rebound in recent half calf, some offsetting of frontis on title. Bookplate of Ray Parker.
Libros del Saber de Astronomia
del Rey D. Alfonso X de Castilla, copilados, anotados y comentados por Don Manuel Rico y Sinobas. Madrid Tipografia de Don Eusebio Aguado 1863
Volume 1 only. First edition, folio, pp.xcii, 208, ., 48 plates. A little scattered light foxing, but overall a very good copy bound in somewhat scuffed contemporary calf.
Historie de re Lusignani.
Publicate da Henrico Giblet cavalier. Libri undeci. Bologna Giacomo Monti 1647
First edition pp., 731, . Page numbers 71-72 are repeated. Worm track in text affecting pages 167 to 330. Otherwise a very good clean copy bound in later (late nineteenth century) quarter morocco, a little rubbed.
COPAC records three copies of this edition, Oxford, Cambridge, & Kings College. Not in Blackmer.
The Rise of our East African Empire:
Early Efforts in Nyasaland and Uganda. [Two Volumes.] Edinburgh & London. Blackwood & Sons 1893
First edition. Two volumes. pp.xix, 563, 32pp advertisements; pp.ix, 682, 9 coloured maps (4 folding, 2 of these in pockets) and 54 plates (including photogravure frontispiece portrait of Lugard), with numerous illustrations in the text. Original decorated red cloth with inset pictorial cover vignettes. A little bruising to spine extremities and dull spine to volume I. A very good set indeed otherwise.
The Secret Languages of Ireland. With Special Reference to the Origin and Nature of The Shelta Language.
Partly based upon Collections and Manuscripts by the late John Sampson Litt. D. Cambridge 1937
First edition pp.x, 284 A very good copy in original cloth. Armorial bookplate of Richard Martin Preston.
First edition on Tonga islands
An account of the natives of the Tonga Islands, in the south Pacific ocean.
With an original grammar and vocabulary of their language. Compiled and arranged from the extensive communications of Mr William Mariner, several years resident in those islands. London printed for the author 1817
First edition Two volumes, pp.lix, 460; 412, , frontis. Rebound in half-calf, marbled boards.
Wreck of the Glide; With an Account of Life and Manners at the Fijii Islands.
Boston William D. Ticknor 1846
First edition pp.(9)-122 [Complete] A very good copy in original boards, later paper spine. Light age-toning of text. Minor dampstain to lower margin of some pages. Wilson Collection stampon end-paper.