Nürnberg: Verlegung des auxtoris Gedruckt bey Johann Ernst Adelbuler, 1731. Folio; G; bound in faded red cloth, faded titling to front cover; moderate wear, including fraying to corners, spine largely detached, remnants of cloth ties to boards; With title page, 42 pages of text in German, 14 maps of the celestial sphere, 77 terrestrial maps; all celestial and 73 terrestrial maps hand-colored contemporaneously; lacking allegorical frontispiece engraved by Casper Luyken and the portrait of Charles VI in black and white; the backs of the majority of maps with a child's drawings, majority in pencil, some crayon, circa 1880, very sparse pencil to the maps themselves; some scattered repair; title page missing the lower fore corner, does not impact text; With a fully global collection of maps, including the constellations, both the Copernican and Tychonic models of the orbits, maps of both hemispheres, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Maps of North America do include the names of some Native American Tribes. Interestingly, the maps are inconsistent as to whether California is an island. The title vignette is a map of the world as seen from above the north pole, includes California as an island. All maps with emblematic cartouches and ornamented with engravings.; consignment; shelved map case.
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Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1871. Folio, unpaginated; VG-; newly rebacked with brown cloth, majority of original front board cloth preserved, including gilt titling; spine with black label, gilt titling; water-damage to upper half of the volume, more pronounced on the first 5 pages, impacts mags, but does not affect coloring; With 67 hand-colored maps (plus insets) on 56 mapsheets (including 9 double-page), plus time table page, reference table, and appendices; shelved above case 3.
London: Printed and are to be sold by W. Taylor, 1721. Second Edition. 4to., 797pp.,  tables and index; VG; bound in polished calf, paneled spine with gilt tooling, label with gilt lettering, mostly worn off; joints weak, some scratches to boards, general rubbing and wear; two bookplates on front pastedown, one from Henry Duke of Kent, 1733, the other Thomas Philip, Earl de Grey, Wrest Park; some scattered ink splatter on page 351 that bleeds through onto 353, text legible; folding plates on pages 1, 215, 476 present and in excellent condition; Numerous mispagination, including p. 447-472 omitted; consignment; shelved case 4.
New-Haven: Printed by Meigs, Bowen and Dana, in Chapel-Street, . First Edition. 12mo., 214 pages; G-; bound in contemporary full calf, black label to spine with gilt lettering; moderate rubbing and wear to boards, cracking to spine, wear to hinges; ffep loose within, with early names written in ink, one dated 1787; some gatherings slightly loose; page 57 with long horizontal tear; with half-title; some slight waviness to pages, some mild cracking and wear to fore edges of pages; With engraved hand-colored double-hemisphere of the world frontispiece (The World. Agreeable to the last Discoveries in the South Seas. 6.5x10 cm) and 4 "word maps" (described by Warren Heckrotte as "cartographic diagrams") in the text (South America, Asia, Europe, and Africa). LACKING THE FOLDING MAP OF THE UNITED STATES; some tattering to edges of frontispiece, does not effect map; Extremely scarce; shelved case 3.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1890. First American Edition, First Printing. Octavos, 2 volumes; VG; bound in full brown calf, black stamping and gilt titling to front boards, matching to paneled spines; all edges of text blocks gilt; mild wear and rubbing, primarily to corners, head of spines; head of volume 1 chipping; with three folding maps in rear pocket of volume 1; volume 2 also with pocket, appears unused; with 2 frontispieces and numerous illustrations; CO consignment; shelved case 9.
luanda: Instituto De Investigacao Cientifica de Angola, 1971. Octavo, 427 pages; VG; Beige/off-white image along spine with red text. General rubbing and edgewear along covers, rubbing & slight bumping to corners, binding strong; Pages have some age-toning to them (to be expected), otherwise clean and free of markings, book contains several B&W images, two folding maps, and an errata bound at the rear of the book.; WT Consignment; Shelved case 9.
Leiden, Netherlands: E.J. Brill. Mixed Editions. Octavo; VG-/G; white spines with black text; 9 volumes; editions published 1964-1987; dust jackets have slight sunning to exteriors, mostly to spines; light bending to some edges; small chip to front tail edge of vol. 4; small chip to rear tail edge of vol. 5; tiny chip to head fore corner of vol. 8; some slight soiling to exteriors; cloths show slight sunning to spines; clean boards; strong boards; text blocks show light shelf wear to exterior edges; interiors clean; ex-library with stamps to pastedowns; small brown stain to page 1 of vol. 1; profusely illustrated; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
London: Elliot and Kay and C. Elliot, 1789. Revised Second Edition [First English Language Edition]. Octavo, 500 pages, VG; three-quarter-bound in brown leather, marbled boards, paneled spine with burgundy label, gilt lettering, other compartments with blind-stamped diamond design; mild shelfwear to boards, mild waving/age-toning to text-block; mild age-toning/foxing to leaves, lettering somewhat affected and faded yet legible, occasional ink blotting to lettering, occasional marginalia in ink, last leaf [i.e., pp. 499-500] separated from text-block; collation complete, gathered in 30 quires of 8 leaves, accidental omission of "the" to first line of p. 89; additional essays by various authors to this edition from p. 382 to end of volume; shelved Case 9.
Flagg and Gould, 1816. First Edition. Octavo, 398 pages; VG; bound in full contemporary acid-washed calf, black label with gilt titling to spine; mild rubbing and wear to binding; tide marks to all edges, primarily visible along endpapers and beginning/end of volume; with fold-out map and seven plates, including frontispiece; shelved case 9.
Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1861. First edition. Octavo; xii, 482 pp. With a folding map (tape-repaired). Original embossed blue cloth, gilt spine lettering. VG- condition, slightly shaken, with some rubbing to spine, fraying along hinges, bumping to corners; Text age-toned and some minor foxing, but clean. See all five images for details Shelved in Netdesk office, on shelf to the right of ephemera items.
Brussels: Editions Pehel, 1987. First Edition. Oblong, oversize quarto portfolio in green cloth boxed casing with gold letters; VG; moderate soiling on case corners; contains 40 plates in color on thick parchment paper; introduction by President Sesse Seko; in very good condition; shelved Front Table; in French; please contact us for shipping costs in view of size.
Dar es Salaam: Oxford University Press, 1973. Reprinted edition; signed. Octavo in dark green hardcovers with gold letters on spine; VG; boards show some soiling and slight shelf wear; no DJ available; President's Nyerere's dedication to Senator Richard R. Clark and signature on ffep; frontispiece and centerfold photographs; paper and text clean; pp. 366; contains 70 speeches; shelved in Case # 5.
Philadelphia, PA: Historical Publishing Company, 1889. New Edition. Quarto, 606 pages,  ads; VG-; bound in publisher's olive cloth, olive lettering and black palm tree on spine; spine cocked; age-toning to pages; profusely illustrated with 500 engravings, some in color; frontispiece with tissue-guard slightly bled onto title page; sticker of the "Library Baltimore Academy of the Visitation' on front pastedown; MA consignment; shelved case 9.
Cape Town, Johannesburg, London and New York: Purnell & Sons, Ltd., 1977. Limited Edition. Approx. 11.75" x 13" VG hardcover in VG richly illustrated dustjacket with black lettering, the whole in VG brown slipcase with full-sized colorful illustrations of warring colonists on both sides. Limited Edition of 1000 copies, of which this is hand-penned copy #41 on copyright page. Rubbing to corners and spine ends of boards. Subtle stain to spine head meets same stain along jacket spine. Abrasion with short tears along top edge of jacket; discoloration along foldovers to front & rear flaps where book fits snugly into slipcase. Slipcase significantly dusty; otherwise, normal wear. Interior clean & tight throughout. Shelve Front Table.
London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1891. Octavo in green boards with gilt vignettes on front board and spine, gilt text on spine, xxviii, 526 (including index), 32 (ads). Good/No DJ: some shelfwear, spine cocked, binding shaken, dulling to gilt on spine, front and rear hinges cracked, scuffing to front paste-down, occasional check mark and bit of underlining in pencil else text is clean, some chipping to margins of pages 411/412 and 477-480. Offered "as is." All illustrations present and clean. Includes "A Map Of The Route Of The Emin Pasha Relief Expedition Through Africa" in color, folded in pocket at rear: only age-darkening to verso of map, otherwise in very good condition. [Spine has green background and dulled gilt text - [Byron Farwell Collection].
London: E. Stanford, 1857. [First edition presumed]. [First edition presumed]. Octavo, G+ hardcover, maroon spine w/ gilt text: Some shelfwear w/ chipping to board edges; corners chipped & frayed with cloth worn through to board underneath. Text block lightly age-toned w/ faint foxing to endpapers; pencil lines in margins throughout text. Previous owner's signature & previous bookseller's stamp to recto of front endpaper, pen/pencil notes to verso; shadow of signature on half-title. Bound in original pictorial boards with new spine; all plates + hand-colored map present. Very scarce. See all four images for details NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, in bookcase next to Ephemera section.
New York: The Macmillan Company, n.d. Quarto; pp 191; VG-/G+; Black spine with ivory text; slight chipping to corners, light age toning to flaps, price clipped front flap; cloth shows slight wear to exterior, light rubbing to head and tail edges, otherwise clean, strong and intact; text block has wear to exterior edges, residue of adhesive to half title page, otherwise interior clean; else good; inscribed by author;.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1985. First Edition, Second Printing. Quarto, 788 pages, VG-/VG-; dj, white spine, black lettering: mild overall wear to dj, occasional small closed tears to edges of covers, approximately 1" tear to top corner of back cover, mild rubbing to back cover along hinge, "45.00" to front flap; quarter-bound, navy blue cloth spine, orange cloth boards, dull gold lettering to spine: very mild overall wear to boards, small open tear to cloth to top edge of back board; mild age-toning to text-block; light age-toning to margins of interior, text and graphics unaffected; INSCRIBED by Kostof to half-title page; shelved Front Table.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1983. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 338 pages; VG/VG: spine brown with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price cut; mild wear to dust jacket; INSCRIBED on ffep by Mahoney to Michael Kennedy "who understands mother Africa," dated 3/2/88; shelved case 5.
London: Edward Arnold, 1906. First Edition. Octavo, 227 pages, 16 pages ads; G; bound in red cloth, dull gilt lettering to spine; moderate rubbing and wear to boards, including bumping to corners, staining to rear cover, sun-fading to spine; bookplate to front pastedown, and inscribed on ffep by Skinner to the owner of the bookplate; mild foxing to endpapers; shelved case 9.
Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2003. Advance Review Copy. Large Octavo; pp 800; VG-; dark gray spine with gilt text; no jacket; advance review copy; 2 volumes in 1 bound book; cloth has mild wear to exterior; strong boards; text block shows lightly soiled exterior edges; interior clean; illustrated; tight binding;.
London: Josel Publishers, 1999. first U.K. edition. Octavo; VG-/VG-; red/gray spine with white text; cloth has slight wear on exterior, such as minor scratches; slightly sunned spine; panels are strong & intact; minor wear along edges, mostly at rear head edge; text block has slight wear on exterior edges; text pages have slight darkening around edges; binding is tight; good condition; pp 301.
Bruxelles: n. publ. 1910. Folio; 290 pp. Bound in modern buckram; leather spine label. Odd volume. With folding maps, 29 pages of plates, many illustrations in the text. VG; some sunning to spine, sunning and soiling to boards; interior clean and tight. Text in French. LR Consignment. additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University, 1984. First Edition. Octavo, 164 pages; VG/VG-; spine is faded orange with white lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has moderate wear along the top and bottom edges, with chipping and several small open tears at the top of the spine; binding has minimal wear along the top and bottom edges; pages have minor speckling along the top edge; shelved case 9.
Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 386 pages; VG/VG; spine black, brown, and green, with white and light brown lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; price uncut '$28.00'; mild shelf wear; signed flat by Jane Goodall on title page; pages clean; includes photographs; shelved case 8 and 1/2.
Neuchatel: Attinger Frères, 1912-13. First edition in English. VG- hardcovers . 2 vols.: 499, 574 pp. Volume I: The Social Life; Volume II: The Psychic Life. Extremely influential early ethnographic study of the Thonga people in what is today Mozambique and surrounding regions (e.g. the Natal). This edition was not only a translation of the 1st (French) ed. published in East Africa but a considerable enlargement of it. Internally very clean: paper is beginning to show some age-toning & both textblocks are modestly dust-soiled at the head but no other marking or soiling to the contents is evident & the paper shows little or no embrittlement. Original green cloth pictorial covers with black printed illustration & gilt cover & spine titles. Vol. II of this set is partially unopened. Bindings have a little bumping & other wear at edges with all lower corners moderately bumped. Tiny spots of dampstaining (a little more on Vol. II) & perceptible fading or rubbing to spine titles, although these are still quite legible. As usual, this set lacks the rare dustjackets. Reprinted numerous times but notably scarce in this edition & very uncommon in this condition. [Spines are green with gilt text.] Additional shipping and handling may be necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping may be unavailable due to size/weight restrictions of international shipping. Please contact seller for details regarding this specific item. Shelved in Netdesk office, on shelf to the right of ephemera items.
New York: Random House, 1963. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 570 pages; VG/G; spine black with red and white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$6.95'; some rubbing and wear to jacket, including chipping to head and of spine, corners, edges, wear to hinges; Inscribed to ffep by Dan Kurzman to Chalmers Roberts; shelved case 1.
Philadelphia: J. W. Bradley, 1848. First American Edition. Octavo, xiv, 440 pages,  ads; VG; bound in publisher's brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt lettering to spine; mild rubbing and wear; foxing to interior; with frontispiece and tssue-protected engraved plates throughout; Drawing of Tsetse fly on title page; shelved case 9.
New York: Johnson Reprint, 1970. facsimile reproduction of the 1686 edition. [facsimile reproduction of the 1686 edition] Thick folio in red cloth hardcovers with gold letters in black frame; VG-; minimal soiling; binding shaken and weakened; tiny bumps on back board's corners; small stain on external edges; text clean; pp. 534; this is the first reprint of the original published in Amsterdam, from a copy in the collection of Northwestern University Library; engravings throughout; contains 37 folded maps and charts in pocket at the end; in good condition; in FRENCH; Oversized order. Additional shipping and handling may be necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy international shipping unavailable due to size/weight restriction(s). Contact seller if you have any questions. NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, on bookcase with Ephemera section.
Boston, Philadelphia: Cummings, Hilliard & Co.; Carey and Lea, 1826. First American. Octavo; vg-/none; brown cloth spine with remnant white paper label and black text; [near total loss; unreadable]; ex libris, signature, title-page; shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; deckle; Part I, "Northern and Central Africa," 255 pp.; Part 2, "Journal of an Excursion," 104 pp.; Part 3, "Appendix," 112 pp.; light foxing; tables, maps, plates, split starts, hinges and joints; spine, crown and foot, chipping and tears; spot staining; edges, wear and fraying; front board with very old arithmetic study; else very good.
New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1932. Folio (13.5" x 9") unpaginated hard cover with out slipcase, in VG condition. Slipcase missing. Limited edition #1267 out of 1500. Signed by Miguel Covarrubias, Illustrator. Handsome brown leather covered boards. Embossed horizontal lines across top and bottom of boards. Corners rubbed and a bit worn. Leather worn at spine head and tail. Numerous black and white illustrations through out text. Several full page color illustrations through out. Hand-cut pages. Text block age toned. Text clean, text uniformly age toned. Binding is tight and sturdy. Spine is brown leather with embossed title. Shelved at Rockville upstairs.
Paris: Editions Albert Morance, 1956. First Edition. Folio; Fair; 16 pp. of text and 50 plates illustrating 79 works of art, housed in the original portfolio; brown cloth spine with gilt text; yellow papered boards with photographic image to front; brown ribbon tie closure; cracking to spine at joints, but but not detached; duct tape mends to interior at spine; slight sunning to exterior; heavily rubbed corners; text block consists of disbound illustrations in paper wrappers; images slightly toned; arts- non Western. NOTE: This heavy oversize item will incur extra shipping costs; LR Consignment.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1890. Octavo; 2 volumes; G-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, brown with gold print; Boards three quarter bound with brown leather to spine and corners, marbled paper to boards, toning to spines, tear at top of rear hinge (vol. 2), worn, exposed corners and edges, shelfwear to paper, stain at bottom spine (vol. 1); Text blocks have marbled edges and endpapers, cracked hinges, intermittent spine breaks, maps in rear pockets in both volumes, owner stamp inside front flyleaf of both volumes; 2 volumes (xiv, 547; xvi, 540 pages), frontispieces, illustrated (“with two steel engravings, and one hundred and fifty illustrations and maps”).
Citta del Vaticano: Edizioni Musei Vaticani, 2014. Small Quarto; pp 74; VG/VG-; white spine with black text; dust jacket has only mild wear to exterior; light edge wear; exterior clean; cloth clean; strong boards; text block shows minimal wear to exterior edges; interior clean; profusely illustrated; Arabic and English text;.
Paris: Librairie C. Klincksieck, 1973. Octavo; G/no-DJ paperback; Off-white spine with green & red text; Covers are slightly rubbed with somewhat age toned and smudged exterior, otherwise with sturdy and intact panels; Text block has moderate wear on exterior edges due to handling with tight binding, underlining and writing from middle toward end of text; pp 590. French text.
London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1889. First edition. Octavo; xvi, (2), 337 pp. + 24 pp. publisher's ads. Portrait frontispiece of Stanley. Large folding map at rear. Seventeen other illustrations. Publisher's original pictorial red cloth (soiled). Slightly shaken; corners bumped; rubbing to cloth. W.H. Smith Subscription Library label on front pastedown. Still a very good copy. [Transferred from Dupont to Rockville 6/20/2016] Shelved in Netdesk office, on shelf to the right of ephemera items.
Cape Town: Human and Rousseau, 1997. First edition. Thin folio in burgundy hardcovers with black and brown DJ in brodart; VG/VG; in very good condition; contains three parts with color photography throughout on glossy paper; pp. 191; features pioneers black artists of 19th and 20th century urban South Africa; author is a author and researcher at the Johannesburg Art Gallery; shelved on front table.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1898. First Edition. 10mo; pp 331; G+/no-DJ; burgundy pictorial spine with gilt text; white and gilt drawing to front; gilt and white titles to front; cloth shows mild wear to exterior; some rubbing to edges and corners; light sunning to spine; strong boards; text block has slight wear to exterior edges; ex-library markings inside; previous owner's name to ffep; clean text pages; illustrated; good binding;.
New York: Peter Fenelon Collier & Son, 1900. Folio; Fair/no-DJ; Green spine without text; Cloth is slightly age toned with moderately rubbed & worn edges, with some rubbing and smudging on exterior; Text block has lightly age toned pages which has slight foxing throughout and cracking between front end papers, at pp 80-81 and at rear hinge between rear end papers and along binding; pp 208. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Paris: ACR Edition, 1998. Quarto; VG/VG; bronze spine with yellow text; jacket has protective mylar cover, slight shelfwear, small fold in upper corner of front flap; boards have rubbing, slight edgewear, minor bowing, binding is strong; textblock has slight age toning to exterior, spotting along tail edge, otherwise clean; pp 312; in French.
Alberton: Galago Publishing (Pty) Ltd, 1986. first. Octavo; VG-/VG-; Off-white spine with red & black text; Dust jacket is slightly age toned with light sunned spine and covered with mylar; Boards have slightly rubbed exterior & edges, otherwise strong; Text block is age toned, otherwise clean; pp 384.
Stockholm, Sweden: Institution for International Economic Studies, January 1991. Monograph Series : No. 19, Swedish Printing. large 8vo. VG-/ - no DJ. bright medium blue wraps spine and volume with tiny black titling. paperback corners are a touch thumbed. heavy foxing to title page, less so to the following preface sheets. remainder of white textblock includes no marks, with tables and figures numbered within the chapters. outer edges are lightly foxed. 372 pp. ISBN# 9171469001.
New York: The Center For African Art, 1990. quarto in cloth with DJ. VG+/VG+. Light shelf and edge wear to DJ. DJ spine is faded. Binding is solid. Book contains 110 large black and white and color photos (mostly color). 194pp. Shelve in African Art section or front table. DJ spine is faded red with white text. LR CONSIGNMENT. Alcove One Window.
London: W. Ridgway, 1888. first edition. thick octavos in black cloth hard covers with gold letters on spine; VG; boards with minimal soiling; strong binding; ex-library copies with stamps and inscriptions on title pages; frontispiece portraits; text clean; paper in good condition; a few last pages with slight soiling or foxing; contains historical information about Natal, Capetown, the Warfare and the Church of England in the 1860s; shelved in room 13.