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Journal of the Late Campaign in Egypt: including Descriptions of that Country

Journal of the Late Campaign in Egypt: including Descriptions of that Country, and of Gibraltar, Minorca, Malta, Marmorice, and Marci; with an Appendix; Containing Official Papers and Documents

Walsh, Thomas Quarto. viii, (18) subscribers, (2) directions to binder, 275 (1), (4) 163 (1)pp., 43 plates, including folding maps and views. Bound in modern brown leather over marbled boards, with gilt lettering and ruling on spine. Marbled endpapers. Frontispiece folding map. The 43 plates include six colored aquatints of costumes, 10 folding maps and views, and various antiquities, views, plans and military positions, most of them signed S. Neele below image. The order of the plates is inconsistent with the printed directions to the binder, e.g. following page 236, a document in Greek with English translation relating to Pompeii is bound in w/o reference, or plate no. 4, not mentioned in printed list of directions though a map of the Mediterranean Sea is bound in w/o reference. Conceivable that during rebinding some of the errors in placing the plates occurred. Account of the 1800-1801 British campaign against Napoleon's remaining troops in Egypt. Thomas Walsh served as Captain in his Majesty's Ninety-Third Regiment of Foot, Aide-de-Camp to Major-General Sir Eyre Coote. His journal "is distinguished by a wide interest in topography, antiquities, and social conditions, as well as purely military topics" (Prideaux 223). Contains subscriber's list and directions to binder at front, errata page and appendix at rear. Binding with light wear along edges. Previous owner's name inked to top right corner of title page. Foxing and water staining of block lightly affecting most of the plates. Binding in very good, interior in very good- to good+ condition.
Die Tänze des Lasters

Die Tänze des Lasters, des Grauens und der Ekstase (Dances of Vice, Horror and Ecstasy)

Berber, Anita; Sebastian Droste 825/950. Octavo. 72pp., 1 leaf, xvi photographic plates, (1) 3 plates, 2pp., 7 plates. Rebacked in quarter cloth over illustrated paper-covered boards, protected by modern mylar. Decorative endpapers. Publisher's device on half-title and title page with typographical design. Cover drawing by Anita Berber. Photographic illustrations of the Atelier d'Ora (Dora Kallmus) in van Dyck print. Drawings by Anita Berber and figurines by architect Harry Täuber in full color on heavy stock paper. Contains expressionistic poetry and short short prose by Sebastian Droste and Anita Berger, two of Berger's b/w and three 'graphic intuitions' in color drawings. The book closes with a brief text on art and five magnificent decorative sketches by the architect Harry Täuber, entitled 'martyr' / 'the hanged' / 'corps at the dissection table' / 'loony bin' / 'cocaine' plus two color plates of figurines. This rendering is representative for the decadent and scandalous artistic atmosphere of the time, in particular the circles Droste and Berber frequented. The collaboration of Berber and Droste is based on their performance of the same name. The expressionistic imagery and poetry in this publication conveys perfectly the Angst and cynicism of the Berlin subcultures during the Weimar Republic. Text in German. Covers slightly rubbed with light water stain on front cover and text block age-toned. Binding in overall very good, block in good+, images in near fine condition.
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A Voyage Round the World, in the Years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV. Compiled from Papers and other Materials of the Right Honourable George Lord Anson, and published under his Direction

Anson, George Quarto. (34) 417pp., 42 folding copper plates, including 3 maps. Modern light brown full calf with blind-stamped decorative ruling on covers, gilt lettering and ruling on red and green labels, with blind-stamped tooling on spine. George Anson was Commander in Chief of a Squadron of His Majesty's Ships, sent upon an Expedition to the South-Seas. First edition illustrated with forty-two copperplate engravings featuring views of islands and harbors. "This compilation has long occupied a distinguished position as a masterpiece of 18th-century travel" (Hill). Contains list of subscribers but without directions to the printer. Page 319 misnomered as 219. Very light wear to binding. Uncut edges with light wear and creasing. A few expert repairs to margins and plates. "This famous and unfortunate expedition, consisting at the start of eight ships, was sent under the command of George Anson at the beginning of the war with Spain, to harass the Spaniards on the western coast of South America. Seven ships were lost around Cape Horn and on the coast of Chile and out of 900 men, 600 perished. The primary objective of the expedition was not attained, but by the capture of the Manilla Galleon near China, Anson and the surviving members of his crew reached England much the richer. This account is the official one. It is a model of what such literature should be" (Cox I, 49).
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A Journey Through Albania, and Other Provinces of Turkey in Europe and Asia, to Constantinople, During the Years 1809 and 1810

Hobhouse, J. C. Quarto. xix, (1)1152 (5)pp., 21 plates, 2 folding maps. Rebacked in three-quarter calf over marbled boards with gilt lettering, ruling and tooling on spine. Frontispiece engraving. Includes two folding maps, one of Albania and the Western Half of the Hellespontine Phygia, engraved frontispiece, one plan, two facsimiles, two sheets of music, seventeen hand colored aquatint plates, seven of them double-paged, ten colored single-paged and seven of those are costume plates which are heightened in gilt. (Abbey 202). Experiences of J. C. Hobhouse traveling through Albania and Turkey presented in fifty-one letters. "The sheets of the Albanian part of the Tour were composed and printed when the Writer was absent from England, and had it not in his power to correct his notions and increase his knowledge, by communicating with intelligent friends and consulting extensive libraries; the remaining part of the Journey was sent page by page to the press, and not previously collected in one entire manuscript volume, so as to enable the Author to revise and polish the whole work by a collation and comparison of its separate part." (Author). Illustrated with seventeen extraordinary hand colored aquatint plates, seven of them outstanding architectural jewels, single plates of landscapes and intricate costumes of people encountered during the journey. "Hobhouse, who succeeded to a baronetcy in 1831 and was created Baron Broughton in 1851, made this journey in company with Byron, whose friend, and later executor, he was." (Abbey 202). Famous account of Hobhouse's tour with Byron as it is an important source for that period of Byron's life, the intellectual movement of the time in Greece and the court and character of Ali Pasha. Binding with some wear along edges, some scuffing and rubbing of marbled boards. Ex-Libris of Francis Hugo Lindley Meynell on inside front cover. Starting at inside front cover. Frontispiece with some water staining in upper left corner with offsetting to opposing title page. Water staining visible at foredge throughout, but not extending to pages with some exceptions. Maps with some foxing and sporadic light foxing in block throughout. Last few pages, including facsimiles and musical sheets, with water staining in lower right corner and foxed. Binding in overall good, interior in good to very good condition.