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.
Refine search resultsSkip to search results
New Haven; Bruges: Harvard; St. Catherine Press, 1947, 1951, 1958. First Editions. Quartos, 3 volumes; VG/VG; spines beige with black lettering; dust jackets protected with a mylar covering, prices uncut, mild wear and age-toning; interiors clean; scarce as a complete set; shelved above Ancient Civilizations.
Amsterdam: Jean-Louis De Lorme, 1699. First French Edition. 12mo., , 249 pages; newly bound in 1/4 brown leather, brown cloth boards, paneled spine with green label and gilt lettering; title page has two stamps for a Cabinet De Lecture, or reading room; title page also has a pen scribble line underneath the word 'voyage,' not impacting any text; two sheets of contemporary blue paper bound in, presumably publisher's wraps; lacking engraved frontispiece; large folding map present, in excellent condition; CM consignment; shelved case 3.
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: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1819. Second Edition. Quarto, xvi, 420,  pages; VG; bound in contemporary straight-grain morocco, gilt and blind border rolls, rebacked with majority of spine preserved, missing part of head of spine; some rubbing to boards, primarily corners; bookplate to front and rear pastedown; illustrated with 10 black and white lithograph plates, 7 hand colored aquatint plates (including frontispiece), 4 maps (of which 3 are folding); with errata leaf in rear; VG consignment; shelved case 9.
Paris: Chez F. Buisson, 1799. Second Edition. 8vos., 5 volumes; VG-; spines brown, red and black labels, gilt lettering and tooling; gilt panel on front and rear board of each volume; gilt tooling on board edges; marbled endpapers; speckled text blocks; all volumes have some bumping and shelfwear, including fraying to corners, chipping to heads and tails of spines, cracking to spine edges; volume 1 lower third of spine partially detached, ffep loose; name written in ink on second front endpage of volumes 1, 3; volume 5 half of black label missing; all plates and folding maps present and in excellent condition; volume 1: half-title, plates 1-6, including frontispiece and folding map, clxxxiv, 311 pp.; volume 2: half-title, plates 7-13, 408 pp.; volume 3: half title, plates 14-27, 414, pp.; volume 4: half-title, plates 28-35, 380 pp.; volume 5: half-title. 350 pp, plates 36-39, including three folding maps; shelved above.
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 Delhi, India: Vision Books, 1979. First Edition. Octavo, 184 pages; G/G; purple spine with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut 'Rs. 35', some rubbing and wear, primarily with a closed tear along upper rear hinge, chipping to head and tail of spine; dust jacket slightly folding at top edges, due to it being slightly bigger than the volume; cracking at gutter at half-title; signed flat on title page by Indira Gandhi, dated '10.2.80'; shelved case 5.
Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 1992. Octavos, 11 volumes; VG; bound in fine genuine brown leather with bright gilt spines, black and red labels with gilt titling, and gilt decorative motif on covers; each volume with matching motif; gilt text block; silk endpapers; silk ribbon; shelved above Easton Press.
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1975. First Edition. Quarto,192 pages; VG/G; spine is black with white lettering, dust jacket has chipping and tears with one tear repaired with tape, protected with a mylar covering; the text block shows some age toning and foxing to the preliminary pages. This copy is signed by both authors and then further inscribed by W. Eugene Smith to Marty Forscher, the proprietor of Professional Camera Repair in NYC: "Dear Marty, in thanks for your friendship and encouragement in good times and in rough. Gene May 15, 1975"; GF consignment; shelved case 11.
Limited Editions Club, 1983. Limited Edition, #1456/1500. Quarto, unpaginated VG; bound in full black aniline leather, title stamped in blind to front cover; housed in publisher's black slipcase, in black on spine; black text block edges; very slight rubbing and scuffing to slipcase; Signed on the colophon by John Hersey, Jacob Lawrence, and Robert Penn Warren, #1456/1500; with eight original silkscreens by Lawrence printed in eleven colors, with tissue guards; shelved case 7.
London: John Murray, 1903. Third Edition. Small Quartos, 2 volumes; VG; bound in 3/4 red calf, paneled spines with gilt tooling and titling, red cloth boards, marbled endpapers; top edge gilt; bound by Riviere & Son with their mark; mild wear to boards, slight darkening to spines; profusely illustrated throughout; shelved case 9.
New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2015. Octavo; VG; red spines with white text; no jackets; 7 volumes; formerly Library of Congress; cloths have minimal wear to exteriors; LOC stickers to rear; strong boards; text blocks show very little wear; LOC stamp to exterior head edges and title pages; profusely illustrated; text pages clean; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
London, New York, Toronto and Melbourne: Cassell and Company, Limited, 1911. First Edition. royal octavo, 161pp.; VG; spine dark green with gilt lettering in both English and Chinese; minor rubbing and shelfwear; uncut text block and minor chipping; Contains a frontispiece and 120 illustrations, of which 12 are in color; some browning to the endpapers, minimal browning/aging to the paper throughout the text; SIGNED AND INSCRIBED on the front endpaper by the author, 2 August, 1918; shelved case 12.
London: Printed for Walker & Edwards, Rivington, Cadell & Davies, Longman, Hurst etc. 1817. 12mo., xi, 485 pages, ,  ads; VG; newly rebound in full brown leather, paneled spine with black label, gilt titling; previous marbled free endpapers preserved; interior clean; Engraved frontispiece and additional title page, publisher's catalogue in rear; shelved case 7.
London: W. Richardson, 1801. Octavo, 334 pages; G; bound in contemporary marbled boards, rebacked in brown cloth, red label with gilt titling; moderate rubbing to boards; new endpapers, with old endpapers preserved; front pastedown with bookplate, ownership stamp, signature of Millard Fillmore, dated Nov. 6th, 1858.; two folding plates plus folding frontispiece; SG consignment; shelved case 5.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1954. First Editions. Small Quartos, 8 volumes; G; bound in uniform quarter publisher's black cloth, printed cloth boards, gilt titling to spines; Missing Volume 5 Part 1; some moderate rubbing and wear, including some loosening to bindings, faded gilt on Volume 5 Part 2 and Volume 5 Part 3, rubbing to extremities; ownership name to ffep of each volume; Volume 4 Part 3 rear gutter opening, front gutter with signs of repair;.
London: W. Thacker & Co., 1899. First edition. Octavo, 285pp. Hardcover without jacket. Bumping and shelf-wear. Soiling and sunning to cloth-bound boards. Light, scattered foxing throughout text. Moderate age-toning to margins of endpapers. Spine cocked. Rear hinge cracked. Spine cracked in several places. Fold-out map in rear perfectly intact. Good copy only. Shelve: CASE #9. Spine is brown cloth with black text in dark green box.
Wm. H. Allen and Co. London, 1841. First English Edition. Octavo; xxxv, 443 pp. + 91 pp. appendix; errata page. With large folding map and two plates. Original three-quarter leather, blue cloth, marbled endpapers and fore-edges. Spine has five raised bands, leather spine label. VG, with rubbing to spine bands and extremities, as well as top edge of front board. Text clean and tight. Shelve in Case #9.
London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1855. Second Edition. 8vo., 2 volumes; VG-; spine paneled blue leather with gilt tooling, red label with gilt lettering; 3/4 bound with blue cloth boards, some damage to both spines, including wear to ribs and panels, wear at edges, and cracking at head and tail; boards have bumping to corners; volume 1 has a folding map in excellent condition, with only a tiny rip; Both volumes have the bookplate of Sherard Osborn, as well as his signature and date on the half title page; Sherard Osborn was the captain of the HMS Furious, as well as being a Royal Navy Admiral and Arctic Explorer. He was captain of the HMS Furious during the Second Opium War, a time this book covers, making this a very nice association copy; shelved case 9.
Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 1967. Second Edition. Folio, 396 pages; VG; quarter bound in gray buckram, blue cloth boards, gilt titling to spine; housed in a VG beige paper-covered slipcase; ; very mild rubbing and wear; ownership name on ffep; black and white photographic illustrations throughout, some color illustrations, two folding plans bound in with bound glassine guards, and four large folding plans in rear pocket; shelved above case 4.
London: Smith, Elder & Co, 1870. First Edition. 8vo., two volumes, xx, 444pp., viii, 442pp.; VG;spines green cloth with gilt lettering; contains 9 illustrations, 7 plates, 2 folding maps. rear board and of volume 2 beginning to separate from text block; binding cracked on volume 1 between front board and ffep; uncut text block; text clean; shelved case 9.
Tokyo, Japan: The Imperial Japanese Government Railways, 1913-1914. First Editions. 10mos., 2 volumes; G+; bound in publisher's burgundy cloth, gilt lettering; top edges of text blocks gilt; mild rubbing and fraying, including creases to spine, wear to head and tail of spine; volume 1 illustrated with 17 color folding maps, numerous black and white plates, a folding map in rear pastedown pocket, and maps pasted to endpapers; volume 2 illustrated with a color reproduction of woodcut by Shimbi Shoin, 15 color maps (including 10 folding), black and white plates, and maps pasted to endpapers; volume one leaf 207/208 and accompanying map loose but present, gutter visible; volume 2 title page through vi loose but present; small bookseller sticker to front pastedown of volume 1; with ownership name on title pages of Gertrude Emerson; shelved case 9.
London: Saunders, Otley, and Co., 1862. First Edition. Octavo; iv;[errata slip];367pp. Bound in full purple morocco-style cloth; re-backed and re-cornered preserving faded spine and soiled board cloth; fresh endpapers; owner name front end-paper; old initials and later date on title page; few edge tears to folding plates and map. Contents very good throughout with folding map bound in front; 12 tinted color plates [2 are folding panoramas] in text; and many engravings throughout. See all seven plates for details, note the loose plate in the photos. Shelved in Netdesk office, on shelf with ephemera items.
New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1927. First American Edition, First Printing. Octavo, xviii, 310 pages,  ads; VG/G-; pictorial dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$4.00', upper third of spine missing, chipping along all upper edges, tail of spine, corners; burgundy cloth board with paper label to spine, label slightly faded where hole in dust jacket was, before being protected; bookplate on verso of half-title; First Printing, with 'A-B' to copyright page; incredibly scarce with the dust jacket; WD consignment; shelved case 9.
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1901. First Edition. Octavo, 305 pages; VG/VG; in illustrated bright green hardcovers with faded green DJ in brodart; spine discolored with brown letters and minor shelf wear on edges; binding strong; deckle edges; contains 6 plates of illustrations on glossy paper including frontispiece; contains series of stories, folklore (Buddhist names of plants and animals), and other studies (in a Japanese hospital); YF Consignment; shelved case 9.
Philadelphia; London: A. Small; John Murray, 1818. Mixed Edition. (Mixed editions, publishers) Octavo; 2 volumes; volume 1: vii, 10-382 pages,  ads, volume 2: vii, 359 pages,  ads; Poor; full title - Journal of the Proceedings of the Late Embassy to China; A Correct Narrative of the Public Transactions of the Embassy, of the Voyage to and from China, and of The Journey from the Mouth of the Pei-Ho to the Return to Canton; bound in original gray paper boards, spines have beige paper label with black lettering; volume 1 has number 18 in white paint to head of spine, front board detached, severe wear and rubbing to boards and spine, numbers in black ink to rear board, two ex-library stamps to title page, with folding map across from title page; volume 2 has detached boards, severe wear and rubbing to boards and spine, lower inch chipped off tail edge of spine, with folding map across from page 1; volume has a Philadelphia imprint; volume 2 has a London imprint and states second edition and is slightly smaller than volume 1; Please see photos for details.
Paris: Chez Pillet et Chez Arthus Bertrand, 1818-1820. Third Edition. Octavo; 7 volumes - volume 1: lxxx, 402 pages,  ads, volume 2: 552, volume 3: 464, volume 4: 512, volume 5: 468, volume 6: 475, volume 7: 472; Fair; full title - De La Chine, ou Description Generale de Cet Empire, Redigee D'Apres Les Memoires De La Mission De Pe-Kin; bound in original paper wraps, sun faded beige labels to spines with black lettering; severe wear and rubbing to spines, cracking at spines to all volumes, volumes 1, 2, 4, 5 are detached or nearly detached at binding, some slight moisture staining to fore edges of first few pages of volumes 1 and 5, slight moisture staining to rear of volumes 4, 6 and 7; French text; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
New York: Macmillan, 1904. first edition. Small octavo. Dark beige cloth hardcovers with dust jacket ; VG condition in VG- dustjacket; DJ dark beige with green letters; vinyl cover; minimal shelf wear around spine edges; small open tear on back DJ; top edge gilted; strong binding; external edges a bit dusty; a couple of pages with a very tiny dog ear; color frontispiece engraving; text clean, in fairly small print; pp. 541; contains chapters on Shinto, Buddhism and "the Jesuit Peril"; most popular of Hearn's books on Japan; See all five photos for details. YF consignment. Shelved in Netdesk office, on shelf to the right of ephemera items.
London: John Murray, 1852. First Edition. Octavo, 510 pages; G+; newly rebacked with green leather paneled spine, red label with gilt titling, original boards preserved; covers with moderate soiling; front board has a small dent in center edge and some fraying, chipping along fore-edge; folded map on rice paper in the front, clean tearing at crease, fragile; first chapter's paper discolored; text in tight print; small ex-libris stamp on end page; contains chapters on Lydia, Phrygia, Constantinople with small engravings throughout; shelved in Case 9.
Hamburg: Banjamin Gottleib Hoffman, 1801. First German Edition. Octavo; later cloth spine and marbled paper boards; hand-written title label; text block toned; tide mark bottom edge, owner name front end-paper; lacking text [pp 321-336; as issued?] but maps and plates complete, including four engraved plates [3 folding] and a large folding map bound at rear.
London: Richard Bentley, 1863. First Edition. Octavo; 385pp; original cloth re-backed, preserving gilt illustration top board; all edges gilt. Owner name front end-paper; several pages and one plate partially re-margined; lacking one plate (#11: Praying Wheel); lacking ads; contents else very good throughout. Shelved in endcase near stairs on sales floor.
Taipei: Ch'eng Wen Publishing Company, 1976. Large Folio; G/no-DJ; Light green spine with gilt text; this book only; Cloth has sunned exterior head, tail and fore edges, spine is sunned also with few white scratches on panels, and sticker residue on rear panel, front panel is partially detached at mid gutter binding, but ends are still attached, 'as is'; slight wear along edges; Text block shows some shelf wear on exterior edges with light smudges at head and fore edges, otherwise pages are unmarked with tight binding. Arts - Asian. Text in Chinese. Contents also listed in English. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Boston and Tokyo: J. B. Millet, 1901. Large Octavos, 12 volumes; VG; bound in publisher's 1/4 white paper imitation vellum, handmade brown paper boards; green, brown, and gilt lettering and decoration to spine; top edges of text blocks gilt; some mild rubbing and wear to boards and spines; glue-stains to front pastedowns from removed bookplates; partial set, lacking the remaining 9 volumes on the Philippines, Burma, Afganistan, India, Persia, Turkey, and Russia; shelved above England.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1857. Early Reprint. Octavo, 624 pages; G; bound in 3/4 brown leather, marbled boards, spine paneled with burgundy label and gilt lettering; some repair to tail end of front hinge; moderate rubbing and wear to binding; marbled text block and endpapers; sticker to front pastedown; some water-staining along edges of text block; with 9 folding maps; numerous full-page tinted lithographs and in-text woodcuts; lacking the suppressed "Public Bath at Simoda" plate at p. 408; shelved case 9.
London & Hong Kong: House of Fans/Kaiserreich Kunst, 1983. First edition, 1st printing. Quarto, VG+/no dj, in VG+ slipcase, green spine w/ gilt text: excellent overall condition large illustrated hardcover in excellent slipcase, with "Silver of the Old China Trade" on one side of the slipcase, and "Carving of the Old China Trade" on the other side, as issued - very minor shelfwear; clean inside and out; sturdy binding; unmarked pages. In Locked Arts Case A.
Kowloon, Hong Kong: Cafa Company Limited, 1961. First Edition. Folio, 91 numbered pages, VG-/G+; DJ, yellow spine, black lettering: overall shelfwear, small closed tears to edges, closed tearing and creasing to corners of covers and joints of spine; spine faded a paler yellow, golden yellow panels to front and back covers; rubbing to spine (lettering unaffected) and small piece of tape towards tail of spine; DJ protected by mylar; dark orange buckram boards, black lettering: mild overall wear to boards, spine slightly cocked, boards somewhat shaken, binding sturdy; bumping to head and tail; slight waving to text-block; light age-toning to text-block; interior clean, with many full-color glossy plates of Chün pottery and glazes; housed in tan cardboard slipcase; bilingual, text in Chinese and English to DJ and interior; shelved case 11.
New York: New York Review Books, 2002. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 237 pages; VG/VG; spine white with black and red titling; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$21.95'; mild wear, primarily to head and tail of spine; Very small pen mark on fore edge of textblock; Includes a typed note signed from President George H. W. Bush to General Brent Scowcroft (National Security Advisor), dated March 7, 2003; Shelved in case 5.
Philadelphia: Dobelbower, Key, and Simpson, 1796. First American Edition. 8vo., 464pp., 34pp.; VG; bound in brown cloth, red label on spine with gilt lettering; some shelfwear to boards, including scuffing, scratching, a chip to head of spine, fading to spine; wear to hinges; foxing throughout, including to plates and map; contains all 7 plates, including 1 folded map and frontispiece; PD consign; shelved case 9.
Washington, D.C. Naval Analysis Division, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1946. Large Octavo; pp 576; G; blue spines with gilt text; no jackets; United States Strategic Bombing Survey (Pacific); 2 volumes: vol. 1, OPNAV-P-03-100; vol. 2, OPNAV-P-03-100; cloths show noticeable soiling to exteriors; lightly sunned spines; rubbed edges; sturdy boards; text blocks exterior edges slightly age toned; illustrated with several maps; tight bindings.
Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin & Company, 1905. First edition. Octavo, 209pp. Hardcover with dust jacket in VG/VG condition. Spine is beige with beige text on gray box at head. Bumping and shelf-wear. Minor rubbing, chipping and soiling to dust jacket. Sunning to spine of jacket. Attractive green top-stain. Cloth-bound boards are bright and clean. Previous owner's bookplate to front paste-down end page. Age-toning to end papers. No markings or creases to the text. Binding is sturdy. YF CONSIGNMENT. SHELVED ROCKVILLE NON-RETAIL.
Hunan: Hunan People's Publishing House, 2005. Octavo; VG/VG; hardcover, brown spine with black text; 5 vols are in uniform condition; clean dust jackets; solid binding with clean boards; text blocks are clean with the exception of vol.1`which has minor folds at the fore edge; 3113p. (Total number of pages for the 5 vols.).
London: T. Fisher Unwin, ca. 1923. First edition. Folio in red heavy cloth hardcovers with gold letters; VG; minimal soiling; book slightly slanted upwards with discolored spine; previous owner's name on ffep; 26 pages of text followed by 288 sepia toned photographic plates taken between 1906 and 1909; in good condition; shelved on front table; please contact us for shipping costs.
London: Constable & Co. Ltd., 1915. First edition. Octavo, 178pp. Hardcover without jacket. Moderate wear to cloth-bound boards, including light rubbing and faint surface scratches. Sunning to spine. Mild age-toning and foxing throughout text. Heavy crease to frontispiece. Sticker and glue residue to upper left corner of front paste-down end page. Rough-cut edge block; some pages have small creases and tears. Light underlining throughout. Front hinge starting. Boards gently bowed. Binding is sturdy. Scarce book. Good copy only. Shelve: CASE #9 Spine is grey/blue/green with gilt text.