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.
London: Robert Jennings, , 1828. First Edition. Octavo; G; bound in 3/4 burgundy calf, marbled boards, spine with gilt titling; moderate wear and rubbing to binding, including front board largely detached, part of marbled paper on front board peeling, chipping to head and tail of spine; small ink splatter to top edge of text block, impacts top edge of Columbia and Brazil maps; with 80/81 plates, lacking the final plate (Intermediate Geography). With 55 maps illustrating the modern world and 25 of 26 maps illustrating the ancient world; Calligraphic title page to both parts; Scales differ.; RR consignment; shelved case 9.
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.
New York: Longmans, Green and Co., 1930. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 307 pages; VG/VG-; full binding of blue cloth; spine faded orange with white lettering; spine cocked; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; moderate soiling to dust jacket; closed tears at joints of dust jacket spine; closed tears and small chips missing at front flap; price cut; top edge stained red; mild foxing at all edges; end papers foxed; previous owner's name on front free end paper; pages else clean; shelved case 6.
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.
London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1926. First Edition. Octavos, 2 volumes; G-; bound in publisher's dark green cloth, faded titling to spine; volume 2 with large chunk of head of spine missing, fraying and chipping to heads of both spines, open tear to tail of spine of volume 2, white paint stain to tail of volume 2; name in ink to front pastedowns; bookplate to front pastedown of volume 2; crease to half-title of volume 1; mild toning to interior; folding map in rear of volume 2; binding of volume 2 loosening; LJ consignment; shelved case 8 1/2.
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.
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 Allan's office.
Leipzig, Germany: Karl Baedeker, 1914. Seventh Edition. Octavo, 458 pages; G; full binding of red cloth; spine with gilt lettering; moderate shelf wear; closed tears at head and tail of spine; small closed tears at upper edge of back cover; all edges marbled; tanning to pages; both hinges split; contains maps throughout; two ribbon bookmarks; pages clean; LJ consignment; shelved Case 8 1/2.
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].
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851. Ninth Edition. Octavo, two volumes; G+; full bindings of blue cloth; spine faded to green, with gilt lettering; mild staining; some shelf wear; corners bumped; some wear to head and tail of spine; mild foxing to text block; previous owners' names at front paste down; pages else clean; LJ consignment; case 8 1/2.
London: George Routledge and Sons, 1928. First Edition. Octavo, 318 pages; G; full binding of green buckram; spine with gilt lettering; scuffing to covers and spine; back joint starting; corners slightly bumped; wear to fore edges of boards; mild soiling to fore edge of text block; pages clean; LJ consignment; shelved Case 8 1/2.
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: Methuen & Co., Ltd., 1939. First Edition. Octavo, 485 pages; G-; full binding of blue cloth; spine faded to light blue with gilt lettering; moderate shelf wear; covers and spine faded; corners bumped; upper edge of back board bumped; back hinge split and repaired; wear to head and tail of spine; all edges foxed; previous owner's name at front free end paper; both hinges split; contains black and white photo plates throughout; contains maps in pocket at back of volume; pages clean; LJ consignment; shelved Case 8 1/2.
New York: Hacker Art Books, 1973. Reprint. Quarto; VG-/No jacket hardcover; Orange spine with brown lettering; Boards are straight with some wear along the edges, corners are bumped with some light fraying; Binding is sturdy; Text block is age toned but free of marking; Unpaginated, B&W Plates. NOTE: Text is 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 shelf above Ephemera section.
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.
Frankfurt: Ikonen-Museums, 2007. Quarto; pp 368; VG/paperback; light red spine with yellow and white text; covers have modest toning toward exterior edges; faux flaps; slightly cocked spine; intact panels; text block edges show mild wear; profusely illustrated; interior clean; text in English and German; 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, in bookcase next to Ephemera section.
New York: Macmillan, 1908 & 1909. First Edition, first printing. Octavos; 594 & 600 pages; VG-; Green cloth boards with gilt lettering; Some wear to the fore edges of the boards on both volumes, corners bumped and starting to fray; Bindings secure; Previous owner's bookplates; Upper edge gilt with some abrasions; Some foxing, mostly to the edges of the text block; No writing or underlining; Shelved case 8 1/2.
Paris: Michelin & Cie. 1st edition. Octavo; First edition; G-; Hardcover; Spine, tan with brown print; Boards in tan cloth with brown print, rounded corners, light wear to spine caps, light smudging/shelfwear; Text block has speckled edges, blue and pink ribbon markers, cracked front hinge, penciled name on front pastedown, age-toning to paper; Text in French; xlii, 274 pages, illustrated (b&w and color maps (some folded)). SEE ALL FIVE IMAGES FOR DETAILS Shelved in Netdesk office, on bookshelf to the right of the Ephemera sections.
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.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1947. First Edition. Octavo, 140 pages; G; full binding of blue cloth; spine with gilt lettering; scuffing and soiling to front cover; small hole in cloth at fore edge of back board; mild shelf wear; bookseller's sticker at front paste down; pages clean; LJ consignment; shelved Case 8 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.
London: J.S Virtue and Co., n.d. . First edition. Quarto; 138 pages; VG-; Brown cloth boards with gilt lettering and embossed designs; Some scuffing, scratching to the boards, fraying at the corners and spine edges; Binding tight; Some foxing throughout; Age toned; 4 pages of advertisements in rear are slightly loose but attached; Shelved case 8 1/2.
London: Brian Colquhoun and Partners, 1965. Quarto; G; Hardcover; Spine, red with gold print; Boards in red cloth with gold print, cocked spine, light wear to spine caps and corners, peripheral toning, light soiling to fore edges of front and rear, warping; Text block has tanning to endpapers, else clean and tight; At head of title: “Government of Malawi”; variously paged, illustrated (b&w), folded maps. [Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates.].
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.
London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co., 1901. Tall octavo (9.75") in handsome red cloth boards, gilt text and gilt illustration on front board, gilt text on spine as well, Good-/No DJ: some shelfwear and edgewear, bumping to head and tail of spine and corners of boards, some soiling and dampstaining to rear board, minor touches of soiling and dampstaining to front board, spine is cocked, toning/transfer to front and rear endpapers and paste-downs, fore-edge of text block deckled, light touches of sporadic foxing, light age-toning, previous owner's name written in pencil on top-right corner of title page. Text is remarkably clean. "With 3 Coloured Maps and 64 Illustrations." Includes one folding map at rear of book. Illustrations and maps clean. [Spine has red cloth background and gilt text.] NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, in bookcases next to Ephemera section.
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.
London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co., 1901. Octavo; G; Hardcover; Spine, blue with gold print, illustration; Boards in blue cloth with gold print, gold illustration to spine and front, wear to spine caps, bumped corners, mild shelfwear; Text block has bookplate on front flyleaf, cracked hinges front and rear, age-toning to paper, else clean and tight; xxxi, 464 pages, “with 83 illustrations and a map” (b&w illustration, folded color map).
London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co., 1899. Octavo; G; Hardcover; Spine, blue with gold print, illustration; Boards in blue cloth with gold print, gold illustration to spine and front, wear to spine caps and gently bumped corners, slight stains on rear, mild shelfwear; Text block has bookplate on front flyleaf, slightly cracked hinges front and rear, age-toning to paper, else clean and tight; xxiii, 576 pages, “with 115 illustrations” (some folded, b&w).
London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co., 1902. Octavo; G; Hardcover; Spine, blue with gold print, illustration; Boards in blue cloth with gold print, gold illustration to spine and front, wear to spine caps and corners, slight stain to rear top edge, mild shelfwear; Text block has bookplate on front flyleaf, cracked hinges front and rear, age-toning to paper, else clean and tight; xxii, 503 pages, “with 132 illustrations” (b&w).
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.
Agoura, CA: Trophy Room Books, 1995. First Edition. Large quarto in dark red cloth with pictorial dust jacket, VG/VG. White spine with Red text; Minimal shelf wear only. Profusely illustrated with black and white photos. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by author on front endpaper. 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, in bookcases next to Ephemera section.
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.