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The American Baptist Missionary Union. Copyright

The American Baptist Missionary Union. Copyright, 1885, by Fred T. Bailey. No place (about 1885).

[MISSIONARY GAME]. The game consists of twelve books with four cards each. Size: 6.2 x 10.6 cm. An extra card with information about the Missionary Union and a folded sheet with instructions about the game (reinforced at folds). Each card indicates the name among whom the mission started, the location, the year and the name of the Pioneer missionary. Including four from Burma, four from India, one from Siam, one from Macao, one from Japan and one from Congo. With text in English and on the back of the card is "The Lord's Prayer" printed in Burmese characters. Some staining to thecards. "The American Baptist Missionary Union was first founded in 1814. Missionary work started among the Burmese in Rangoon and gradually extended to other tribes and nations. At this time (1885) there were fourteen stations in Burma: six in Assam, twelve among the Telugus, five among the Chinese, and four in Japan", according to the introduction. Comprises: 1. Burmese, Rangoon, Adoniram Judson 1814. 2. Karens, Tavoy, Geo D. Boardman 1828. 3. Shans, Toungoo, Moses H. Bixy 1861. 4. Ka-Chins, Bhamo (Burma), W.H, Roberts 1877. 5. Assamese, Sadiya, Nathan Brown 1836. 6. Garos, Gowalpara (Assam), I.J. Stoddard 1863. 7. Nagas, Haimoung (Assam), E.W. Clark 1876. 8. Telugus, Chicacole (Andhra Pradesh), Samuel S. Day 1836. 9. Chinese in Siam, Bangkok, William Dean 1833. 10. Chinese in China, Macao, J.L. Shuck 1836. 11. Japanese, Yokohama, Nathan Brown 1872. 12. Congo, Palaballa, Henry Craven 1878. The game is complete and housed in a specially made cloth box. Some staining but a very good copy of this fascinating game, which must be extremely rare to find complete.
  • $3,154
  • $3,154
Cautions to Young Persons Concerning Health

Cautions to Young Persons Concerning Health, in a Public Lecture Delivered at the Close of the Medical Course in the Chapel at Cambridge, November 20, 1804; Containing the General Doctrine of Dyspepsia and Chronic Diseases; Shewing the Evil Tendency of the Use of Tobacco upon Young Persons; More Especially the Pernicious Effects of Smoking Cigars. With Observations on the Use of Ardent and Vinous Spirits. Fifth Edition with Additional Notes. WITH ORIGINAL PRINTED WRAPPERS.

WATERHOUSE, Benjamin xii, [13]-40 pp. Original printed wrappers, stitched, as issued. Top half of spine missing. Ink stamp of "Boston Medical Library, Jul 12 1934" on front wrapper, on verso of title page and on p. v. Some pages very browned and possibly stained (for example pp. 13, 14, 15, and 40, rear flyleaf, inside of rear wrapper). Gift inscription on front flyleaf, and ink note about this "queer production" (see photo). NOTE ABOUT PHOTOS: I can send more photos, upon request. Fifth Edition, but also the "Second American Edition". The front wrapper has this title printed on it: "Dr. Waterhouse's Public Lecture, on the Pernicious Effects of Smoking Cigars. Fifth Edition." In his "Introduction to this second American edition" (pp. v-xii) Waterhouse describes the five editions of this work: "Seventeen years ago [1805], the Students in the University asked and obtained permission to publish this Lecture 'on the pernicious effects of smoking cigars.' Since then, a new edition has appeared in London; and a French one at Geneva [1807]. A German translation was made and published in the year 1808 at Vienna, by the learned Dr. De Carro. It has been reprinted in detached portions in South Carolina, with comments by the late eminent historian and physician Dr. Ramsay; and several Presidents or Rectors of Colleges, in different States, have caused it to be read in their chapels, as a warning to the young men under their care. This evidence of its utility has induced the author to print a new edition; and to add some letters and a few notes not to be found in the former impressions; all tending to add weight to his cautions to young persons concerning health'." In the biography (2006) of Benjamin Waterhouse by Philip Cash, Dr. Benjamin Waterhouse: A Life in Medicine and Public Service (1754-1846), Cash writes: "Much to his surprise, Waterhouse's tract struck a highly responsive chord among liberal reformers and evangelical Protestants in both the United States and Europe. Between 1805 and 1822, no less than six editions were published: two in the United States and one each in Edinburgh, London, Geneva (in French), and Vienna (in German). In addition, Dr. Ramsay had it republished in a Charleston newspaper. Among others, the work was praised by John Adams, Jefferson, Jenner, Samuel Latham Mitchill, and Rush. In 1807, Waterhouse wrote to [John Coakley] Lettsom: 'I may venture to mention to a friend, that this little publication acquired more popularity than any medical or philosophical publication ever printed in America. It excited the attention of all parents who had sons in College. It was popular with every one who had journeymen, apprentices, or clerks, who were apprehensive of fire from smoking cigars. It was popular with the married ladies, whose husbands were in that habit; and it was violently popular with all the young ones who wished for husbands and hated the smell of tobacco. It was a matter of serious consideration with the clergy, because it called their virtue into question [on pp. 37-38 of this edition Waterhouse discusses smoking by the clergy].' This work greatly broadened Waterhouse's reputation both in America and in Europe. Yet it always aggravated him that this tract 'borne up in the air of fashion', won him greater recognition than his much more important writings on [smallpox] vaccination" (pp. 268-269). The first edition, of 32 pages, was published in 1805 in Cambridge MA. The 1822 edition offered here, of 40 pages, is called the "second American edition" by Waterhouse on p. v. The three other editions, making five editions in all, are the London, Geneva (French), and Vienna (German) editions. Philip Cash mentions six editions, adding one in Edinburgh.
  • $250
Discoveries in the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon; with Travels in Armenia

Discoveries in the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon; with Travels in Armenia, Kurdistan and the Desert: Being the Result of a Second Expedition undertaken for the Trustees of the British Museum

Layard, Austin H. Layard, Austen Henry (1817-94). Discoveries in the ruins of Nineveh and Babylon; with travels in Armenia, Kurdistan and the desert; being the result of a second expedition undertaken for the Trustees of the British Museum. xxiii, 686, [2, adverts.]pp. 16 plates, including frontispiece and folding maps; text illustrations. London: John Murray, 1853. 222 x 143 mm. Original publisher's cloth binding by Remnant & Edmonds of blind-stamped brown ribbed cloth, blocked to a Babylonian motif, portraying a human-headed bull in profile, his wings spread round the upper covers; sample of cuneiform script in a frame beneath; binders' ticket inside back cover. Light wear, tiny splits at head and foot of spine. Fore-edges of one or two folding plates frayed, scattered foxing but very good. First Edition of Layard's account of his second archeological expedition Middle East, which has been called one of the best-written books of travel in the English language. Due to the interest aroused by Layard's first Mesopotamian expedition (1845-47), the British Museum sponsored Layard on a second trip to the region in 1849, where he investigated the ruins of Babylon and the mounds of southern Mesopotamia. During this second expedition, while excavating the Kuyunjik mound in what is now northern Iraq, Layard discovered the lost palace of the Assyrian king Sennacherib and the Royal Library of Ashurbanipal, a collection of over 30,000 clay tablets dating from the seventh century BCE that included the famous Epic of Gilgamesh. Layard's archeological findsâ"many of which he sent to the British Museumâ"conclusively proved that the Kuyunjik mound was part of the ancient city of Nineveh, capital of the Assyrian Empire. From the standpoint of book history, Layard's book is notable for its elaborate stamped binding by Remnant & Edmonds, featuring a Babylonian motif that extends across both covers and a sample of cuneiform script. It is one of the most remarkable publisher's cloth bindings produced in the nineteenth century. .
  • $1,000
  • $1,000
A ccount of the ancient rolls of papyrus
Tortilla Flat.

Tortilla Flat.

Steinbeck, John. n.p., John Steinbeck, n.d. (1933), first edition. This is a carbon copy of the typescript for Steinbeck's breakthrough book, specially bound by Steinbeck himself for presentation to a close friend, Alice Cohee, in what is now a fairly crummy leather binding, this is No. 2 of only two copies (unknown by me as to whom has No. 1--Carol?) according to a label affixed to the inside front cover "This is one of a first edition of/two copies of which this is #2," the leather binding is labeled Tortilla Flat at the top of the front cover, the middle of the front cover has a leather boxed area that reads "For/John/& Alice/Cohee," the bottom of the front cover reads "John Steinbeck" in what is undoubtedly his hand, top of the rear cover reads "Phalanx," Tortilla Flat is one of several of his books utilizing Steinbeck's "Phalanx Theory" in which group man operates far differently than individual man, there is another spot on the rear cover that appears to read "The old colection (sic) of Doodads," in 1933 Steinbeck had published three books, none of them successful, and he was failing at finding a publisher for his fourth, Tortilla Flat, in the end it was Alice Cohee, a close friend, who urged Steinbeck to try one more time, this time Covici Friede took the book, launching his successful career, according to Susan Shillinglaw's Carol and John Steinbeck Portrait of a Marriage (page 126), Alice was presented with the manuscript, this is that manuscript (which in reality is a carbon copy of the typescript), according to a professional appraisal obtained by the Cohee family, "the typescript is a relatively late version of the text and includes the preface in its final form but does not include the chapters headings added after conversations with Elizabeth Otis and Pat Covici," there are a few holographic corrections in an unknown hand (possibly his wife/typist, Carol) "and few differences from the published text," according to the appraisal, interestingly, Steinbeck used one ribbon-typed page from another manuscript to type the Tortilla Flat page, that manuscript was Dissonant Symphony which was never published and which Steinbeck destroyed, according to his biographer, Jack Benson, it is very likely that this one page is the only survivor of that book that never was, Alice Cohee and her husband John were also close friends with Ed Ricketts, he corresponded with them periodically, according to Katharine A. Rodger's Renaissance Man of Cannery Row The Life and Letters of Edward F. Ricketts, according to a family appraisal, the binding was probably used by Steinbeck for other purposes before he used it to bind the typescript, the binding is a folio-sized ledger book, the typescript was drilled or stabbed twice with two wing clamps inserted through the entire typescript, combined with this specially-bound book are 15 letters from Steinbeck to the recipient, Alice Cohee, none of which were published in Steinbeck: A Life in Letters, it appears that there are no letters to Mrs. Cohee housed at the Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas or at Stanford, of the 15 letters, 13 are autographed letters, one is a typed letter signed, one is a typed letter, also included is one autographed postcard signed, they span from May 18, 1938 through March 1953, the letters are substantive and long, eight letters have between 100 and 300 words, the others are 450, 600, 650, 950, 1,400, and 1,500 words, eight of the letters are from the second half of the year 1948, a critical time in his life (death of Ed Ricketts, request for divorce from Gwyn), no use of the letters has been made by scholars, in fact few other than Cohee family members have read the letters, in the letters Steinbeck writes about his work, recent or projected travels, his living situation, state of mind, his health, repairs to the Pacific Grove house, personal matters/relationships with Gwyn, Elaine, Ed Ricketts, and Dook Sheffield, people with whom he has been working (Elia Kazan), sometimes he writes about himself as a father, in some he writes about aging, life, and death, plus social concerns (migrant labor), nuclear weapons testing, overpopulation, sometimes the letters are blunt about Alice's life and mental state, sometimes contrasting hers with his own, which shows his closeness to her, here are some excerpts, in the May 18, 1938 letter he writes, "I've been out in the fields (working).very terrible.Makes you ashamed to eat when it doesn't make you murderous," in the May 28, 1948 letter, he writes, "Ed (meaning Ed Ricketts) was the most selfish man I have ever known, but by being that he could be the kindest and most associative and open. We, and I mean you and me and nearly everyone I know of the little confused failures in the world think they are being selfless when they are simply afraid.," in the September 12, 1948 postcard, he writes, "As for the break up -- I didn't leave, I was pushed. The fog smells so good it makes me a little crazy. It is going to be my seat for some time to come," he describes his November 17, 1948 as "rough" since his discussion of her is on the pointed side, he mentions Carlton Sheffield in his December 21, 1948 letter, "He has not changed very much," he turns down her suggestion of driving to see him in the May 21, 1949 (?) letter because he is busy at work and because of demands on his time, his "no" is rather detailed, writing in part, "I'm sorry Alice but I just refuse to be deflected even for one hour," the last letter is dated May 3, 1953 is lengthy and detailed, covering nuclear weapons testing and his big Mallory project. Front cover available, but detached.
  • $131,250
  • $131,250
NIHON JIDOU BUNKO æ¥æ åç«¥æ庫ã[JAPANESE CHILDREN'S LIBRARY] 76 volumes

NIHON JIDOU BUNKO æ¥æ åç«¥æ庫ã[JAPANESE CHILDREN’S LIBRARY] 76 volumes, complete

ONCHI Koushirou æ å°ååé, binding design. ONCHI Koushirou æ å°ååé, binding design. NIHON JIDOU BUNKO æ¥æ åç«¥æ庫ã[JAPANESE CHILDREN'S LIBRARY] 76 volumes, complete. Searching for a concise introduction to this set, I found a wonderful little essay written by the owner of the UMINEKO book shop in Japan. He was remarking on the exhibition of art bindings that he had seen at an exhibition of art bindings from the 20s and 30s that was held at the Old Book Center æ±äº å¤æ ä¼é¤ ãin Tokyo a few years ago. This is a rather poor translation (more a paraphrase, really) from his original Japanese. Just a nice introduction to the set and the era. "When I went to the recent exhibition, I was quite taken with a variety of book named "Yenbon" It is a general term for the collection of literary works published by many publishers in the late 1920s (early Showa era). They were called 'yen book' at that time because they were priced cheaply at 1 yen per volume. So-called "Yen books" for children, representatives of which are this "Nihon Jidobunko"[Children's Library] and "Shougakusei Zenshuu" [Elementary School Children's Complete Works] ( Published by Kobunsha, Bungeishunjusha). ARS and Koubunsha are known for their fierce competition in advertising and sales in that era. "Nihon Jidoubunko" was a collection of 76 volumes published by ARS from 1927 (Showa 2) to 1930 (Showa 5). Ars Publishing is a publishing company founded by the famous poet Kitahara Hyakushu's younger brother, Tetsuo. They published wonderful works on art theory, photographic manuals, dictionaries of science. many designed by Onchi. The sales policy of this "Japan Children's Library" was "Distributed only to reserved members, not sold individually. Separate volume 'Self-Study Dictionary' will be given free of charge." In other words, quite like the animal encyclopedia my parents bought me monthly at the supermarket back in the early 60s. Illustrated by Takeo Takei, Yumeji Takehisa, Hatsuyamaji, Kiichi Okamoto and many other of the finest children's illustrators of the time. The authors and editors included Mimei Ogawa, Hakushu Kitahara, Shoyo Tsubouchi, Miekichi Suzuki, and Toson Shimazaki. Onchi himself worked on the cover art and binding of all volumes, and the cover art is different for each volume. All are very beautiful. Onchi worked on everything from the layout of the illustrations to the creation of the block copy and the creation of the advertising pamphlet for the entire volume. A revised edition was released after the war in 1953 (Showa 28). Onchi was in charge of the binding for the revised version, but the design and binding are the same for all volumes. Not varied for each volume, as here. Thus, a remarkable set, virtually impossible to find complete, of a collection of contemporary children's stories by famous Japanese authors, housed in a beautiful binding and book design. brother, Tetsuo. They published wonderful works on art theory, photographic manuals, dictionaries of science. many designed by Onchi. The sales policy of this "Japan Children's Library" was "Distributed only to reserved members, not sold individually. Separate volume 'Self-Study Dictionary' will be given free of charge." In other words, quite like the animal encyclopedia my parents bought me monthly at the supermarket back in the early 60s. Illustrated by Takeo Takei, Yumeji Takehisa, Hatsuyamaji, Kiichi Okamoto and many other of the finest children's illustrators of the time. The authors and editors included Mimei Ogawa, Hakushu Kitahara, Shoyo Tsubouchi, Miekichi Suzuki, and Toson Shimazaki. Onchi himself worked on the cover art and binding of all volumes, and the cover art is different for each of the 76. All are very beautiful. He also did the layout of the illustrations, created the block copy and the advertising pamphlet for the entire volume. A revised edition was released after the war in 1953 (Showa 28). Onchi was in c.
  • $2,500
  • $2,500
Les Amours de P. de Ronsard Vandomois

Les Amours de P. de Ronsard Vandomois, nouvellement augmentées par lui & commentées par Marc Antoine de Muret. Plus quelques Odes de l’auteur non encor imprimées. Avec privilège du Roy.

RONSARD, Pierre de Paris, veuve Maurice de la Porte, 1553. 8vo of (8) ll. with 3 bust portraits: Ronsard, Cassandre and Muret, 262 pp. (wrongly numbered 282), (1) l. Full granite-like brown calf, blind-stamped fillet around the covers, richly decorated ribbed spine, upper joint restored, red morocco lettering-piece, red sprinkled edges. French seventeenth century binding. 156 x 96 mm. Second original edition, second state (out of three) of Ronsard's major work. It was in this edition that appeared for the first time the famous Ode à Cassandre : " Mignonne, Allon Voir si la Rose ", one of the most beautiful poems of Western literature (page 266). J.P. Barbier, Ma bibliothèque poétique, II, pp. 36-41; Tchemerzine, V, 421; A. Péreire, Bibliographie des uvres de Ronsard " Bulletin du Bibliophile ", 1937, pp. 352-360. "This delightful odelette is perhaps the most famous of the Vendôme poems Ronsard placed it at the end of these 'Amours', as one would place a particularly fine line at the end of a sonnet. The whole collection is enhanced by being so wonderfully closed". J. P. Barbier. The first edition was published the previous year, in 1552. The 1552 collection contains 183 sonnets, a 'Chanson' and an 'Amourette'. It was a great success and was reissued seven months later, reduced by two sonnets, increased by 39 other unpublished sonnets, a "Chanson" and four odes, and accompanied by a very exhausted commentary which the humanist Marc-Antoine de Muret had composed to make Ronsard's erudition within the reader's reach. "In this edition of the "Amours", printed in 1553, is the sonnet that Mellin de Saint-Gelais addressed to Ronsard after their reconciliation. (Brunet) "This second edition of the 'Amours' is precious, not only for the unpublished sonnets and pieces it contains, but also because it includes two famous works: the Voyage aux Iles Fortunées, and above all the Ode à Cassandre 'Mignonne, allonson voir si la rose '. And then there is Muret's commentary, also unpublished, which in one fell swoop placed the 29-year-old poet in the ranks of the classics, since his work deserved to be fully explained to uninformed readers, who might have been confused by so many novelties and such clever mythological allusions." Jean-Paul Barbier. This collection was inspired by a real woman, Cassandre Salviati, the daughter of a Florentine banker living in Blois. Ronsard met her at a court ball in 1545. She married shortly afterwards, no doubt escaping the poet's grasp. "'Les Amours' should not be read as an autobiographical work, but as the diary of a dream love life. This work belongs to the emerging fashion for Petrarchan "canzoniere". In other words, the love project is lofty, ambitious and sometimes desperate. Following in the footsteps of the courtly tradition, the lover sees the belle as an absolute being, a place of beauty and delight, but also a place of cruelty that can manifest itself without justification. He is torn between admiration, obedience and reproach. Such a material requires a "lofty" style, rich in figures, in which Ronsard often shows himself to be a great poet rather than a precious imitator. The 'Amours' are also indebted to the tradition of Finician Neoplatonism: love is one of the 'fury' that allows the soul to rediscover the One, its place of origin; in serenity, the woman leads the lover to Beauty. But for Ronsard, these sublimated inspirations are not without a counterpart. Violently sensual, Cassandra's lover is one of the rare Petrarchan poets to claim the rights of the flesh. He used unequivocal language and daring images. To define 'Les Amours' of 1552-1553 as abstract, precious and conventional is to have read them only on the surface. On the contrary, they reveal a mad lover, in a hurry to break with the introversion that the transient suitor loved: wild poetry under a cloak of pomp." The original edition of 1552 is very rare and very difficult to find in its original condition.
  • $43,141
  • $43,141
Le Tour du Monde en quatre-vingts Jours. Le Docteur Ox

Le Tour du Monde en quatre-vingts Jours. Le Docteur Ox, suivis de Maître Zacharius, Un hivernage dans les glaces, Un drame dans les airs et Ascension française au Mont Blanc

VERNE, Jules Cartonnage éditeur dit "à l'éventail aux deux éléphants" titre dans le cartouche. Reliure de Lenègre de type 3. Un volume grand in-8 (267x176 mm), (8)-217-(3) pages / VIII-211-(1) pages. Relié à la suite, le catalogue CH. Dos légèrement passé. Ors légèrement frotté au premier plat. Dans cet ouvrage sont réunis les célèbres aventures de Phileas Fogg autour du monde et la nouvelle Le Docteur Ox. Cette nouvelle pleine d'humour, où l'auteur raconte la vie d'un paisible village des Flandres, qui va être pertubé par l'invention du Docteur Ox et de son assistant Ygène. Petite allusion amusante, l'association des deux noms forme le mot "oxygène". Ces deux titres sont suivis par quatre courtes nouvelles. References : Jauzac [199]. ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION : Cartonnage "aux deux éléphants". Original red cloth, all edges gilt. 8vo (267x176 mm), (8)-217-(3) pages / VIII-211-(1) pages / 8 pages catalog CH. Spine slightly faded. Gilden slightly rubbed on first cover. This work brings together the famous adventures of Phileas Fogg around the world and the short story Doctor Ox. This short story full of humor, where the author tells the story of the life of a peaceful village in Flanders, which will be disturbed by the invention of Doctor Ox and his assistant Ygene. A fun little allusion, the combination of the two names forms the word ?oxygen? These two titles are followed by four short stories. References : Jauzac [199]. 1375g.
  • $221
Extrait des Nouvelles des missions des indes orientales

Extrait des Nouvelles des missions des indes orientales

[Séminaire des Missions étrangères de Paris] Demi basane de l'époque, dos lisse. Trois parties en un volume in-12 (168x97 mm), 45-(3) pages / xx-275-(1) pages / 295-(1) pages. Petits travaux de vers dans le second mors. Edition originale. Les Nouvelles des missions orientales sont une publication catholique qui sera publié de 1785 à 1794 en cinq volumes. Ici la tête de série avec "l'Extrait des Nouvelles" publié en 1785 couvrant les années 1783-1784 et les deux volumes des Nouvelles parus en 1787 couvrant 1785 et 1786. References : Le Gazetier universel ["Un premier volume de 1785 couvrant les années 1783-1784 (DP) reste introuvable. En revanche, il existe un Extrait des nouvelles des missions des Indes orientales, Paris, Guillot, 1785."]. ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION : Contemporary quarter sheep, flat spine. Three parts in one volume 12mo (168x97 mm), 45-(3) pages / xx-275-(1) pages / 295-(1) pages. Wormholes on second joint. First edition. The Nouvelles des missions orientales is a Catholic publication which was published from 1785 to 1794 in five volumes. Here the head of the series with the "Extrait des Nouvelles" published in 1785 covering the years 1783-1784 and the two volumes of the Nouvelles published in 1787 covering 1785 and 1786. References : Le Gazetier universel ["Un premier volume de 1785 couvrant les années 1783-1784 (DP) reste introuvable. En revanche, il existe un Extrait des nouvelles des missions des Indes orientales, Paris, Guillot, 1785."]. 410g.
  • $166
Mathias Sandorf

Mathias Sandorf

VERNE, Jules Cartonnage éditeur en percaline dit "à la bannière argentée" . Plats biseautés. Tranches dorées. Un volume grand in-8 (269x176 mm), (6)-552-(1) pages et catalogue CR de 8 pages. Dos légèrement passé. Première édition grand in-8 illustrée. Mathias Sandorf est un nationaliste hongrois, qui a été condamné à mort pour tentative de coup d'état. Il réussit à s'évader de sa prison autrichienne et refait sa vie, sans oublier les traîtres qui l'ont dénoncé. Il fait fortune et cherche à se venger à tout prix. Ce roman est dédié à titre posthume à Alexandre Dumas Père. Son héros, Edmond Dantès, du Comte de Monte-Cristo, est très proche du héros de Jules Verne. La preuve de leur grande amitié et de leur respect mutuel est mise en valeur par la dédicace de Jules Verne faite à l'auteur, et par la réponse faite d'Alexandre Dumas Fils, au début du volume. References : Jauzac [240]. ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION : Publisher carboard "à la bannière argentée". 8vo (269x176 mm), (6)-552-(1) pages and catalog CR (8 pages). Spine slightly faded. First large 8vo illustrated. Mathias Sandorf is a popular novel that has been enjoyed by readers of all ages for generations. It is considered a classic of adventure literature. The novel was first published in 1885, but it remains relevant today. It is an inspiring story that shows that freedom and heroism can overcome oppression. References : Jauzac [240]. 1790g.
  • $133
Histoire naturelle de l'Homme

Histoire naturelle de l’Homme

PRICHARD, James Cowles Demi veau moderne, dos à quatre nerfs dorés. Deux volumes in-8 (212x134 mm), ix-(3)-416 pages et 13 planches hors texte / (4)-404 pages et 26 planches hors texte. Une mouillure angulaire au premier volume. Première édition en français. Traduit de l'anglais par Roulin depuis l'ouvrage The natural history of man (1843), travail de vulgarisation de Prichard basé sur ses Researches into the physical history of man. Prichard y concluait que toutes les races humaines faisaient parti d'une même espèce dont à l'origine elles partagaient la même peau noire. Bien complet des 40 gravures annoncées ( sur 39 planches), la plupart en couleurs représentant les différents peuples du monde. References : PMM [303 (third ed.) : "His conclusion that all human races of one species and one family was added tot the greatly enlarged second edition of the Researches"] Garrison-Morton [159 (first ed.)]. ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION : Modern quarter calf, gilt spine in five compartments; Two 8vo (212x134 mm), ix-(3)-416 pages and 13 plates / (4)-404 pages and 26 plates. Watertstain on a corner on volume I. First french edition. Translated from English by Roulin from the work The natural history of man (1843), popularization work by Prichard based on his Researches into the physical history of man. Prichard concluded that all human races were part of the same species and originally shared the same black skin. Complete with the 40 engravings announced (on 39 plates), most of them in color representing the different peoples of the world. References : PMM [303 (third ed.) : "His conclusion that all human races of one species and one family was added tot the greatly enlarged second edition of the Researches"] Garrison-Morton [159 (first ed.)]. 1320g.
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Les Intérêts des Nations de l'Europe

Les Intérêts des Nations de l’Europe, dévelopés relativement au Commerce

[ACCARIAS DE SERIONNE, Jacques] Plein veau blond de l'époque, dos à cinq nerfs orné et doré. Deux tomes en un volume in quarto (248x194 mm), (8)-434 pages / (6)-387 pages. Coiffes accidentées, coins émoussés. Rousseurs. Edition originale. Ouvrage écrit au lendemain de la Guerre de sept ans alors que l'Europe cherchait un nouvel équilibre politique. Pour Accarias celui-ci devait passer par les échanges commerciaux, il y proposait un programme de réformes précises ? abaissement des droits de douane, réduction de la pression fiscale, en particulier sur les biens de première nécessité, contrôle du crédit public et politique de libéralisation de l'agriculture et des économies nationales. Ce programme économique était fondé sur la littérature française et britannique présmithienne et promouvait un libéralisme radical. References : Barbier [II, 8793] Jesús Astigarraga ["L'?uvre d'Accarias de Sérionne", Revue historique 2012/2 (n° 662) : "Accarias aspirait à établir un ordre commercial dans lequel les intérêts particuliers de chaque nation seraient en harmonie avec ceux de l'ensemble. Pour ce faire, il établissait une distinction très nette entre, d'un côté, l'Espagne et le Portugal et, de l'autre, la France, la Hollande et l'Angleterre. "]. ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION : Contemporary full calf, gilt spine in six compartments. Two parts in one volume 4to (248x194 mm), (8)-434 pages / (6)-387 pages. Caps worn, corners bumped. Foxings. First edition. Work written in the aftermath of the Seven Years' War when Europe was seeking a new political balance. For Accarias this had to go through trade, he proposed a program of specific reforms ? lowering of customs duties, reduction of tax pressure, in particular on essential goods, control of public credit and liberalization policy. agriculture and national economies. This economic program was based on pre-Smithian French and British literature and promoted radical liberalism. References : Barbier [II, 8793] Jesús Astigarraga ["L'?uvre d'Accarias de Sérionne", Revue historique 2012/2 (n° 662) : "Accarias aspirait à établir un ordre commercial dans lequel les intérêts particuliers de chaque nation seraient en harmonie avec ceux de l'ensemble. Pour ce faire, il établissait une distinction très nette entre, d'un côté, l'Espagne et le Portugal et, de l'autre, la France, la Hollande et l'Angleterre. "]. 1580g.
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Autograph Letter Signed

Autograph Letter Signed, Boston November 10, 1845, to Rev. Charles T. Brooks, Newport, Rhode Island, on Protesting the Annexation of Texas

Palfrey, John Gorham (1796-1881) Quarto, one page, written neatly in ink, in very good, clean, and legible condition. Palfrey, clergyman, author, politician, and abolitionist, here writes Brooks to enlist his support in protesting the Annexation of Texas, which abolitionists vehemently opposed because it meant the extension of slavery into the vastness of Texas and beyond. "My dear Sir, I take the liberty to mail to your address some papers which will acquaint you with what we are doing in Massachusetts in the matter of the Annexation of Texas. Can you not get up a public meeting in your town, with the cooperation of others, able, like yourself, to give an impulse to the movement? We wish to pile mountains of remonstrances on the tables of Congress. Whatever is to be done must be done at once. …" John Gorham Palfrey (May 2, 1796 – April 26, 1881) was an American clergyman and historian who served as a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts. A Unitarian minister, he played a leading role in the early history of Harvard Divinity School, and he later became involved in politics as a State Representative and U.S. Congressman. Palfrey's father was an unsuccessful merchant and shipmaster, after his mother's death in 1802, his father left him (the eldest) and his four brothers with relatives. Two years later his father moved permanently to New Orleans, taking only his four youngest sons with him, and became a plantation owner and slaveholder. John was left behind and left to essentially fend for himself. He attended the Berry Street Academy in Boston and Phillips Exeter Academy and attended Harvard as a scholarship student. He graduated from Harvard College in 1815, received the degree of D.D. in 1834, L.L.D., in 1838. He was professor of Sacred Literature in Harvard College from 1830 to 1839. He was Editor of the North American Review some years. Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Member of Congress from Massachusetts; Postmaster of Boston and Author of "History of New England" A dramatic event made Palfrey an active, even heroic abolitionist. He had long opposed slavery theoretically, but in 1843 his father's death in Louisiana left him and his pro-slavery brothers' inheritors of slaves. John Gorham inherited twenty slaves as his portion of his father's estate. Three of the slaves were legally freed at once because of old age. After much difficulty and expense, he transported the remaining seventeen to freedom in Boston. A ceremonial welcome was held at King's Chapel celebrating their emancipation, before being located at placements arranged by abolitionists. In 1846 he and two friends bought the Boston Whig. He wrote frequently for it and gathered some two dozen of his contributions, into his Papers on the Slave Power … (1846). He was elected to Congress but served only one term (1847-1849) because he offended his Whig party supporters by associating with Free Soilers and other radicals. Defeated for reelection as a Free-Soil candidate, and then as a Free oil candidate for governor in 1851, he tried to remain a behind-the -scenes political force but devoted his energies successfully thereafter only to renewed research and publication. His monograph, The Inter-State Slave Trade (1855) castigates the Old South – Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina – for breeding and selling slaves to planters in the New South – Alabama, Mississippi, and Texas – and thus encouraging the spread of slavery. Palfrey was appointed postmaster of Boston from 1861-1867. American National Biography, vol. 16, pp., 932-934
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Stores From the Arabian Nights

Stores From the Arabian Nights

Laurence Housman Edmund Dulac's beautifully illustrated edition of 'Arabian Nights', a colourful edition of the popular classic tales, a lovely copy of this work. In the original unclipped dust wrapper.Illustrated with a colour frontispiece, and nineteen colour plates by Edmund Dulac.Collated, complete.Dulac was a noted illustrator in the twentieth century, a popular illustrator who designed banknotes and postage stamps during World War II.'Arabian Nights', or 'One Thousand and One Nights', is a collection of folk tales from the Middle East. It was collected over centuries, with the roots of the tales being traced from Greek, Indian, Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Jewish folklore.The tales are being told by Scheherazade to the King Shahryar, in a bid to save her life. After discovering his wife was cheating on him, he killed her, and vowed to marry a new virgin every day, and then behead them the next. In this vein, he had killed one-thousand and one women before marrying Scheherazade. Scheherazade entices the King by telling him a story on their first night together, pausing halfway through as the sun came up. The King, being absorbed by the story, keeps Scheherazade alive, eager to hear more from her.Retold by Laurence Housman.Undated, dated 1923 from Jisc from a copy held at the University of Oxford Libraries.Bookplate of Stella Rogers to the recto of the front endpaper. In the original publisher's cloth binding, in the original unclipped dust wrapper. Externally, fine, with very light bumping to the head and tail of the spine. A few spots to the fore edge. Bookplate to the recto of the front endpaper. Dust wrapper is edge worn, with a chip to the head of the spine. Spots to the wraps, including to the reverse. Spine is sunned. A little light rubbing to the joints. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean, with a few scattered spots to the first and last few pages. Near Fine
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Les murs et costumes de tous les peuples

Les murs et costumes de tous les peuples, d’après les documents les plus authentiques, les voyages les plus récents et des matériaux inédits. I. Afrique; II. Océanie.

LACROIX (Frédéric)-HENRICY (Casimir). 2 parties reliées en 1 volume in-8° (256 x 180 mm) de: [2] ff. (f.t., titre), 384 pp., [2] ff (table, ordre des planches) et 35 planches hors texte lithographiées aquarellées et gommées; [2] ff. (f.t., titre), [8], 112, [2] ff (table, ordre des planches), et 20 planches hors texte lithographiées, aquarellées et gommées. Nombreuses planches en noir à mi-page. Demi-maroquin vert d'époque, dos lisse orné et titré à l'or, plats recouverts de papier gaufré vert, gardes de papier marbré, tranches mouchetées. Edition originale de ce superbe ouvrage dû à Frédéric Lacroix et Casimir Henricy, décrivant les différentes traditions des nations peuplant l'Afrique et l'Océanie et illustré de 55 planches lithographiées, finement coloriées et gommées. Divisions du premier volume : Etats de Tunis, de Tripoli et de Fezzan, Egypte, Nubie, Sennaar, Darfour et Cordofan, Abyssinie, côte d'Habesch, pays d'Adel, Ajan, Zanguebar, Moçambique, Cafrerie, le Cap, Hottentotie, Madagascar, Congo, Guinée, Sénégambie, Soudan ou Nigritie Divisions du second volume: Malaisie ("Iles de Sonde (Sumatra, Java, Maduré, Florès, Timor, etc.), Bornéo, Iles Philippines. 2. Australasie (Australie, Nouvelle-Zélande, Iles Salomon, Nouvelle-Guinée, etc). Polynésie (Iles Carolines, Mariannes, Fidji, Tonga, Taïti, Marquises, Sandwich, etc). L'iconographie est composée de gravures sur acier à mi-page et de 55 lithographies à pleine page finement aquarellées et gommées, avec quelques rehauts d'or. Liste des planches : Afrique : Marchands maures.Soldats d'Abd-el-Kader. Kabyles. Bédouin, femme juive, juif d'Alger. Femmes d'Alger. Cavalier marocain. Dame riche au Maroc. Jeune fille socknanaise. Fellahs (paysans égyptiens). Bey égyptien. Cawas. Dames égyptiennes. (costume de harem). Almée égyptienne. Arabes Amazeh et Ababdeh. Nubienne. Homme de Dongolah - Femme Barabras. Femme de Chendy- Arabe Chayeh. Chef et jeune fille de Fazoglou. Bouffon et musicienne du Darfour. Abyssinienne. Chef abyssinien. Femme de Massaouali. Guerrier cafre. Hottentot et hottentote. Reine de Litakou. - Chef des Maroutzis. Naturel de Loango. Femme de Molembo. Dame du Congo. Nègres d'Ardra. Soldats Achantis. Mandingue. Femme de Cazegut. Touareg. Jeune fille de Tembouctou. Roi de Boussa. Jeune fille de Kano. Bournouaise. Océanie : Malais. Dame javanaise de la haute classe. Javanais en habit de cour. Javanais en costume de guerre. Guerrier de l'ile Sawoe (Savou). Guerrier de Solor. Naturel de l'ile Rotti. Guerrier de Timor. Héraut de Timor. Guerrier de Bornéo. Chef de tribu de la Nouvelle-Zélande. Guerrier de Souraki. Naturel de Vanikoro. Naturel du havre Carteret. Types de naturels de la Nouvelle Guinée, 2. Papou du havre Dorey. Naturel du détroit Princesse-Marianne. Guerrier de Tonga-Tabou. Habitant de Noukabiva. Bel exemplaire de ce rare ouvrage superbement Illustré 2 parts bound in 1 vol in-8vo (256 x 180 mm) of: [2] ff. (f.t., title), 384 pp., [2] ff (table, order of plates) and 35 lithographed watercolored and gummed plates; [2] ff. (f.t., title), [8], 112, [2] ff (table, order of plates), and 20 lithographed, watercolored and gummed plates outside the text. Numerous plates in black mid-page. Period green half morocco, smooth spine decorated and titled in gold, boards covered with green embossed paper, marbled paper endpapers, speckled edges. First edition of this superb work by Frédéric Lacroix and Casimir Henricy, describing the different traditions of the nations populating Africa and Oceania and illustrated with 55 lithographed plates, finely colored and gummed. Divisions of the first volume : States of Tunis, Tripoli and Fezzan, Egypt, Nubia, Sennaar, Darfur and Cordofan, Abyssinia, coast of Habesch, country of Adel, Ajan, Zanguebar, Mozambique, Kafrerie, the Cape, Hottentotia, Madagascar, Congo, Guinea, Senegambia, Sudan or Nigeria Divisions of the second volume: Malaysia ("Sunda Islands (Sumatra, Java, Madure, Flores, Timor, etc.), Borneo, Philippine Islands. 2. Australasia (Australia, New Zealand, Solomon Islands, New Guinea, etc.) . Polynesia (Caroline Islands, Marianas, Fiji, Tonga, Taïti, Marquesas, Sandwich, etc.). The iconography is composed of half-page steel engravings and 55 full-page lithographs, finely watercolored and erased, with some gold highlights. List of boards: Africa: Moorish merchants. Soldiers of Abd-el-Kader. Kabyles. Bedouin, Jewish woman, Jew from Algiers. Women of Algiers. Moroccan rider. Rich lady in Morocco. Young Socknanese girl. Fellahs (Egyptian peasants). Egyptian Bey. Cawas. Egyptian ladies. (harem costume). Egyptian Almea. Amazeh and Ababdeh Arabs. Nubian. Man of Dongolah - Woman Barabras. Woman of Chendy- Arab Chayeh. Chief and young daughter of Fazoglou. Jester and musician from Darfur. Abyssinian. Abyssinian leader. Woman from Massaouali. Kaffir warrior. Hottentot and Hottentot. Queen of Litakou. - Chief of the Maroutzis. Natural from Loango. Woman from Molembo. Lady of the Congo. Negroes of Ardra. Ashanti soldiers. Mandingo. Woman of Cazegut. Tuareg. Young girl from Timbuktu. King of Boussa. Young girl from Kano. Bournouaise. Oceania: Malay. High class Javanese lady. Javanese in court dress. Javanese in war costume. Warrior of Sawoe Island (Savou). Warrior of Solor. Natural from Rotti Island. Warrior of Timor. Herald of Timor. Warrior of Borneo. Chieftain of New Zealand. Warrior of Souraki. Natural from Vanikoro. Natural from Carteret Harbour. Natural types of New Guinea, 2. Papuan from Dorey Harbour. Natural from the Princess Marianne Strait. Tongan-Tabou warrior. Resident of Noukabiva. Beautiful copy of this rare superbly illustrated work.
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Voyage de la côte de Malabar à Constantinople

Voyage de la côte de Malabar à Constantinople, par le Golfe Persique, l’Arabie, la Mésopotamie, le Kourdistan et la Turquie d’Asie, fait en 1817.

HEUDE (William). 1 vol in-8° (208 x 135) de: 358 pp., 6 planches aquarellées et 1 grande carte repliée reliée in-fine. Demi-marocain vert d'époque, dos lisse orné et titré à l'or, plats recouverts de papier marbré, tranches mouchetées. Rare première édition française, traduite de l'anglaise (1819), du récit du périple d'Inde à Constantinople de William Heude, voyage effectué entre janvier 1817 à avril 1819 incluant des chapitres sur l'Arabie, la région des actuels émirats et Oman, ouvrage orné de 6 planches aquarellées et d'une grande carte dépliante. Heude était lieutenant dans l'établissement militaire de Madras et devient plus tard chirurgien-major. Il était le petit-fils de Lady Harriet Sturgeon (née Watson-Wentworth ; sur du deuxième marquis de Rockingham). Il dédie son ouvrage à son parent (oncle ?) William Wentworth-Fitzwilliam, 4e comte Fitzwilliam (1748-1833), puissant et fortuné homme d'État britannique. Après Malabar et Bombay, l'auteur se rends dans le golfe Persique, Mascate, Ormuz, Bahreïn, Ninive, Babylone, Bagdad, Mossoul, Mardin et Istanbul. Il décrit la vie des bédouins et des peuplades qu'il rencontre. P. 61, il donne une description des pirates du golfe: « Les pirates du golfe se composent de différentes tribus arabes. La principale, les Joasmis de Rass-al-Kymer, étant intimement unie avec celle des Wahabis, puissance déjà reconnue, notre gouvernement a éprouvé de la répugnance à les attaquer, et de là provient l'impunité dont ils abusent. Leur flotte se compose, dit-on, de soixante grands vaisseaux et de huit à neuf cents bâtiments de moindre grandeur, et porte dix-huit à dix-neuf mille hommes à bord. ». L'auteur relate le raid britannique de 1809 dirigé par le capitaine Wainright contre ces pirates et la prise d'assaut de Rass-all-Kymer. Heude mentione p. 77 la pêche des perles à Bahreïn : « En remontant le golfe Persique, nous ne passâmes devant aucune autre ile remarquable, si ce n'est peut-être celle de Bahreïn, célèbre par la pêche des perles, et par quelques sources d'eau fraîche qui se trouvent au fond de la mer, d'où les plongeurs en rapportent souvent qu'ils puisent à certaines profondeurs ». L'auteur donne plus loin une large description du peuple de l'Arabie et de sa culture : p. 176 : « L'affection que l'Arabe conçoit pour ses enfants et pour sa famille, s'étend sur tous les membres de sa tribu. Toutes les tentes, ou toutes les chaumières, sont ouvertes ; et, au milieu d'une horde de bandits, le vol est inconnu. Si la communauté de biens ne peut exister dans leur état de société, une libéralité sans bornes en tient la place, et la main de celui qui possède est toujours prête à donner à celui qui est dépourvu. » Heude relate en outre son remarquable périple à travers les montagnes du Kurdistan. L'iconographie est constituée de 6 planches, en coloris d'époque, représentant les habitants des régions visitées en costume traditionnel : Arabe Bédouin, derviche de Bassora, Juif de Bagdad, Tartare, Turc de Merdyn et Hamoud Beg -Effendi. La grande carte repliée reliée in-fine est intitulée : « Carte de la Turquie d'Asie et pays adjacents pour servir au voyage du lieutenant William Heude, depuis le Golfe Persique jusqu'à Constantinople ». Son cartouche indique : « Pour rendre cette carte d'une utilité plus générale, on a mis les noms anciens à côté des noms modernes, et l'on a indiqué, outre la route de l'auteur, les marches de Xénophon, d'Alexandre de Julien et d'Héraclius, d'après la grande carte dressée par F. Macdonald Kinneir ». L'édition anglaise ne comporte pas de carte et seulement 4 planches. Les deux éditions sont rares et recherchées. Bel exemplaire, corps d'ouvrage frais. 1 vol 8vo (208 x 135) of: 358 pp., 6 watercolor plates and 1 large folded map bound in-fine. Period green half-Moroccan, smooth spine decorated and titled in gold, boards covered with marbled paper, speckled edges. Rare first French edition, translated from the English (1819), of the story of the journey from India to Constantinople by William Heude, journey made between January 1817 to April 1819 including chapters on Arabia, the region of the current emirates and Oman , work illustrated with 6 watercolor plates and a large folding map. Heude was a lieutenant in the Madras military establishment and later became surgeon-major. He was the grandson of Lady Harriet Sturgeon (née Watson-Wentworth; sister of the second Marquess of Rockingham). He dedicates his work to his relative (uncle?) William Wentworth-Fitzwilliam, 4th Earl Fitzwilliam (1748-1833), powerful and wealthy British statesman. After Malabar and Bombay, the author goes to the Persian Gulf, Muscat, Hormuz, Bahrain, Nineveh, Babylon, Baghdad, Mosul, Mardin and Istanbul. He describes the life of the Bedouins and the people he meets. P. 61, he gives a description of the Gulf Pirates: "The Gulf Pirates consist of different Arab tribes. The main one, the Joasmis of Rass-al-Kymer, being intimately united with that of the Wahabis, an already recognized power, our government felt repugnance in attacking them, and hence the impunity which they abuse. Their fleet is said to consist of sixty large vessels and eight to nine hundred smaller vessels, and carries eighteen to nineteen thousand men on board. ". The author recounts the 1809 British raid led by Captain Wainright against these pirates and the storming of Rass-all-Kymer. Heude mentions p. 77 pearl fishing in Bahrain: "As we went up the Persian Gulf, we did not pass any other remarkable island, except perhaps that of Bahrain, famous for pearl fishing, and for some water sources fresh which are found at the bottom of the sea, from where divers often report that they draw at certain depths. The author further gives a broad description of the people of Arabia and their culture: p. 176: "The affection that the Arab feels for his children and for his family extends to all the members of his tribe. All the tents, or all the cottages, are open; and, in the midst of a horde of bandits, theft is unknown.
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