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Periodical Accounts relative to the Baptist Missionary Society.
Clipstone printed by J.W. Morris 1800-1819
First edition Six volumes, pp.527, ; xi, 476, 1 plate; (477)-576, (xii)-xvi, 573, 2 plates; ix, 564, 2 maps, 1 folding; xi, 683, [iv], 8, xxxi; viii, 420, xxiv, [viii], 2 plates. A very good set internally with some scattered light foxing and off-setting. Simply bound in contemporary half calf, spines rubbed, joints cracked.
A Supplementary Catalogue of Sanskrit, Pali, and Prakrit Books in the Library of the British Museum
acquired during the years 1892-1906. London Longmans; Bernard Quaritch; & others 1908
First edition 4to, pp.iv, , 1096 (columns). A very good copy in original cloth. Light foxing to title and fore-edge.
Barrow's life of Macartney
Some account of the public life, and a selection from the unpublished writings, of the Earl of Macartney,
the latter consisting of extracts from an account of the Russian empire... and a journal of an embassy from the king of Great Britain to the emperor of China. London T. Cadell & W. Davies 1807
First edition. Two volumes, 4to (27.5 x 22 cm), pp.xii, 608; [iv], 531, [1, blank]; portrait frontispiece. A very good set bound in contemporary calf, neatly rebacked. All edges speckled blue. Endpapers renewed. Title of second volume spotted, otherwise clean and crisp. Armorial bookplates of Richard Shuttleworth Streatfeild.
Cordier BS 2391; Löwendahl 735; Lust 501; Morrison I, p.43
Nineteenth Century Prints and Illustrated Books of Indonesia.
With Particular Reference to the Print Collection of the Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam. A Descriptive Bibliography. Utrecht. Het Spectrum 1979
First edition 4to, pp.xiii, 386, 378 illustrations, 107 in colour, dust wrapper. Fine copy in original cloth, dust wrapper.
Les expéditions de Chine et de Cochinchine.
d'après les documents officiels. Paris Amyot 1861-62
First edition Two parts bound in one, 8vo, pp. [ii], iii, [i, blank], 426; [iii]-viii, 413. Contemporary half calf, front joint neatly repaired. First few leaves browned, light damp-stain in lower corners.
Cordier BS 2495; Morrison II, p. 17
1748: Utopian novel
The Adventures of Sigr. Gaudentio di Lucca.
Being the substance of his examination before the Fathers of the Inquisition at Bologna in Italy: giving an account of an unknown country in the midst of the Deserts of Africa, the Origine and Antiquity of the People, their Religion, Customs, Polity, and Laws. Copied from the original manuscript in St. Mark's Library at Venice. With critical notes of the learned Signor Rhedi, sometime Keeper of the said Library. To which is prefixed, a Letter of the Secretary of the Inquisition, shewing the Reasons of Signor Gaudentio?s being apprehended, and the Manner of it. London: printed for W. Innys, R. Manby and H.S. Cox. 1748
The second edition. Faithfully translated from the Italian. pp.xii, 24, 291. A very good copy bound in nineteenth century quarter calf, marbled boards. Bookplate of Kenneth Roberts (20thC).
1734: 18thC century study of Manicheism
Histoire critique de Manichee et du Manicheisme
Amsterdam J. Frederic Bernard 1734-39
First edition Two volumes, 4to, pp.[iv], lxxvi, 594; viii, xxxiv, 806 and final blank leaf. Volume 1 with title printed in red and black with engraved vignette, and 2 engraved headpieces by B. Picart. A superb set bound in contemporary calf, triple fillet round covers, spines gilt in compartments with maroon and brown lettering pieces. Minor repair to heads of spines. Light marginal waterstain on a few leaves in second volume.
Brunet 1, 723
British naval forces engage the Taipings
'Engagement with the Tae-Ping rebels at Nanking, by Her Majesty's ships Furious, Retribution, Cruizer, Dove and Lee
on the 20th of November 1858, during their passage up the Yang-Tse-Kiang. Conveying to Han-Kan his excellency the right honourable the earl of Elgin... H.M's minister plenipotentiary'. London lithographed by T. G. Dutton, published by Day & Son [1858?]
First edition Coloured lithographed print, 340 x 464 mm, on its original mount with caption, 480 x 740 mm Slight crease in lower side of mount. In a modern window mount.
Morrison II, p. 547
First comprehensive account of the Maldives
The Maldive Islands.
An Account of the physical features, climate, history, inhabitants, productions, and trade. Colombo Frank Luker, Acting Government Printer, Ceylon 1883
First edition. Folio (33.5 x 21 cm), pp.[iv], 133, [1, blank] 3 folding maps, 1 folding table. A very good copy bound in contemporary half calf, gilt. Cloth a little worn, short tear to bottom of spine. With a letter from Bell to a Mr Ravenscroft loosely inserted, presenting this copy in thanks for the loan of a copy of Pyrard de Laval during the preparation of the work, signed, and dated November 30th, 1883, Colombo. Later pencil ownership initials of C.H.B. Reynolds.
Journal of a residence in Circassia during the years 1837, 1838 and 1839.
London Edward Moxon 1840
First edition. Two volumes. 8vo; pp. [iii]-xxiii, [i, list of plates], 453, [1, blank]; [iii]-viii, [i, blank], 488; with coloured frontispieces, 10 plates, 1 coloured, and folding map. Bound without half-titles and list of plates for volume two. A very good, tight copy bound in contemporary half calf over marbled boards; slightly rubbed, with a few inoffensive scuffs. Bookplate of Robert George Bailey.
Atabey 91; not in Blackmer.