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Columbus, Ohio: H. Miller, 1861. Early Edition. Thick Octavo, 866 pages; G; rebound in later full grey buckram, black titling to spine; mild shelfwear and rubbing; edges of text block marbled; water-staining along lower edge of text block, extending up lower half of gutter throughout volume, smaller tide-marks along center of volume; light foxing throughout; JR consignment; shelved case 1.
Kyoto: Kyoto University, 1967. Folio: xv, 77, viii, 54 plates and 11 plans (10 folding). Very good. Bound in full blue cloth with gilt titling to spine and front board; Corners lightly bumped; Boards very slightly discolored; Text block beginning to show slight age-toning. Text in Japanese and English. SH consignment. This is an oversized item which may require additional postage; please inquire for rates.
Paris: Librairie C. Klincksieck, 1961. First edition. Two volumes: Memoires de la Delegation Archeologique Francaise in Afghanistan Tome XVII. Quartos: 260 pages + folding table; 13 pages + 140 figures (1 folding) and 45 black and white photographic plates. Very good-. Bound in tan paper wraps with black lettering to front wraps and spines. Edges and corners lightly shelf-worn; Hinges with light+ wear; Text blocks lightly age-toned. Text in French. SH consignment.
Moscow: Committee on the Study of Civilisations of Central Asia, 1974-1975. Two volumes: Proceedings of the International Conference on the History, Archaeology and Culture of Central Asia in the Kushan Period, Dushanbe September 27-October 6, 1968. Octavos: 355 pages, 430 pages. Good+. Each volume bound in a different shade of blue cloth; both with black titling to spines. Both volumes with light+ bumping to head and tails of spines, corners of boards; Minor fraying; Both bindings somewhat soiled. Text blocks lightly age-toned; With black and white in-text illustrations. Text in Russian and English. SH consignment.
Paris: Libraire Paul Geuthner, 1920-1924. Four volumes. Mission Pelliot en Asie Centrale, Very good. Housed in cream cloth slip cases with paper labels to front boards and spine. Tome Premier: Grottes 1 a 30. Complete with 64 black and white photographic plates and one general plan of Dunhuang site. Tome Quatrieme: Grottes 111 a 120 n. Black and white photographic plates 193-256, with tissue protectors, title page, and table of contents. Tome Cinquieme: Grottes 120 n a 146. Black and white photographic plates 257-320, with tissue protectors, title page, and table of contents. Tome Sixieme: Grottes 146 a 182 et Divers. Black and white photographic plates 321-376 (Plate 337 was never printed, as noted in table of contents), with title page and table of contents. Bindings lightly bumped; labels age-toned. Plates and text leaves slightly age-toned with scattered foxing; Lightly bumped at edges and corners. Text in French. SH consignment. This is an oversized item which may require additional postage; please inquire for rates.
New Delhi: Cosmo Publications, 1981. Reprint edition. Five volumes. Vol.1 Text (xxviii, 547 pages); Vol. II Text (vii, 549-981 pages); Vol. III Plates ([14 pages], 505 plates, 983-1159 pages); Vol. IV Plates & Plans ([22 pages],137 plates, 59 plans); Vol. V Maps (47 folding maps). Very good-/Good to Good+. Pictorial dust jackets with blue spines and black lettering. Dust jackets with moderate shelf wear and bumping, and moderate+ bumping to Vol. V, where metal brads have worn through the dust jacket paper. Bound in red satin, moderately bumped and age-toned at heads and tails of spines, edges of boards; Text blocks age-toned. SH consignment. This is an oversized item which may require additional postage; please inquire for rates.
Paris: Libraire Adrien-Maisonneuve, 1961-1967. First edition. Three volumes. Quartos. Documents Archéologiques Publies sous les Auspices de l'Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres. I: Toumchouq: Planches (4 pages + 154 plates and 12 maps, 3 of which are folding); II. Toumchouq [text] (xxxiii, 450 pages, 13 plates + "Table des Dessins et Illustrations" in rear pocket); III. Douldour-Aqour et Soubachi: Planches (17 pages, 124 plates, 11 maps, 7 of which are folding, 8 leaves of drawings, 3 of which are folding, and 5 additional drawings in a rear pocket). Very good+. Bound in original tan cloth binding with red titling to spines. Corners, heads, and tails of spines lightly bumped; Text blocks age-toned; Light bumping to fore edge of vol. III. Text in French. SH consignment. This is an oversized item which may require additional postage; please inquire for rates.
New York: Hacker Art Books, 1975. Reprint edition. Folio: xxiv, 621, vii, cxix plates + folding map. Very good. Bound in red cloth with gilt titling to spine. Corners of binding with light+ bumping. Upper fore edge corner of text block lightly bumped; Half title creased. SH consignment. This is an oversized item which may require additional postage; please inquire for rates.
Stockholm: Statens Etnografiska Museum, 1956-1958. Two volumes. Reports from the Scientific Expedition to the North-Western Provinces of China under the Leadership of Dr. Sven Hedin. The Sino-Swedish Expedition. Publication 39. VII. Archaeology 8. Archaeological Researches in the Edsen-gol Region, Inner Mongolia. Part I. viii, 188 pages + 2 folding maps and 50 plates, along with in-text illustrations. Publication 41. VII. Archaeology 9. Archaeological Researches in the Edsen-gol Region, Inner Mongolia. Part II. vii, 189-386 pages + 16 black and white photographic plates, along with in-text illustrations. Bound in tan cloth with brown leather labels to spines. Very good. Corners with light+ bumping and light fraying; text blocks lightly age-toned. Original wraps bound in. SH consignment. This is an oversized item which may require additional postage; please inquire for rates.
Stockolm: Elanders Boktryckeri Aktiebolag, 1949. Reports from the Scientific Expedition to the North-Western Provinces of China under the Leadership of Dr. Sven Hedin. The Sino-Swedish Expedition. Publication 32. VII. Archaeology 6. Quarto: x, 180 pages + 27 photographic plates, of which 3 are in color, along with in-text illustrations. Bound in tan cloth with brown leather labels to spines. Very good. Corners with light+ bumping and light fraying; text blocks lightly age-toned. SH consignment. This is an oversized item which may require additional postage; please inquire for rates.
London: J. Dodsley, 1776. First Edition. Octavo; 3 sections paginated separately, 158/272/244 pages; G-; Bound in light brown leather with gilt lettering on brown spine label; Bumping and rubbing to corners, splitting along joints, tearing along edges of spine, rubbing along edges, rubbing along spine, cracking and tearing to spine label; Textblock has age toning, damp staining to forward pages, splitting to interior hinges, bookplate on front pastedown; RWO.
London: Ernest Benn, 1930. Four volumes. Quartos. Volume I: The Prehistoric and Pre-Han Periods (xiv, 75 pages + 108 plates with explanations); Volume II: The Han Period (xvi, 82 pages + 120 plates with explanations); Volume III: Sculpture (xvi, 70 pages + 128 plates plus explanations); Volume IV: Architecture (xiii, 77 pages + 120 plates with explanations). Very good-. Bound in blue cloth with gilt titling to spines. Cloth age-toned, with light+ shelf wear, bumping, and marking; Text blocks age-toned. Vol. IV with gift inscription to front free endpaper. Plates are black and white, photographic. SH consignment. This is an oversized item which may require additional postage; please inquire for rates.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. Octavo: xxix, , 1148 pages. Very good+/Very good-. Black and orange dust jacket spine with text in black and white. Dust jacket with moderate bumping; Lower corners of boards bumped. Text block clean with numerous black and white illustrations. SH consignment.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1947. Two volumes. Octavos: xx, 274 pages; 275-554 pages + 4 folding maps in rear pocket. Very good/Good. Tan dust jackets with black lettering to spines. Dust jackets tanned, shelf-worn, and lightly marked, with a number of small tears along edges of both volumes. Light shelf wear to board corners and heads and tails of spines; Text blocks age-toned. Both volumes with black and white plates. SH consignment.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1954-1980. Nine volumes. Octavos. Volume 1: Introductory Orientations (xxxviii, 318 pages + 2 folding maps); Volume 2: History of Scientific Thought (xxii, , 696 pages); Volume 3: mathematics and the Sciences of the Heavens and the Earth (xlvii, 877 pages); Volume 4, Part I: Physics and Physical Technology: Physics (xxxiv, 434 pages); Volume 4, Part II: Physics and Physical Technology: Mechanical Engineering (lv, 759 pages); Volume 4, Part III: Physics and Physical Technology: Civil Engineering and Nautics (lvii, 931 pages + 3 folding maps); Volume 5, Part II: Chemistry and Chemical Technology: Spagyrical Discovery and Invention: Magisteries of Gold and Immortality (xxxii, 510 pages); Volume 5, Part III: Chemistry and Chemical Technology: Spagyrical Discovery and Invention: Historical Survey, from Cinnabar Elixirs to Synthetic Insulin (xxxv, 481 pages); Volume 5, Part IV: Chemistry and Chemical Technology: Spagyrical Discovery and Invention: Apparatus, Theories and Gifts (xlviii, 772 pages). Very good/Good to Very good-. All volumes in matching dust jackets with off-white spines and black lettering. Dust jackets in varying condition, good to very good-; All shelf-worn, lightly marked, and lightly age-toned with prices clipped; several with tears to edges. Bindings lightly shelf-worn; Text blocks lightly age-toned. Please see photographs for further details of condition. SH consignment. This is an oversized item which may require additional postage; please inquire for rates.
1571 - 1947. The Russell Collection contains over 300 books, broadsides, and pieces of ephemera produced between the waning decades of the ancien regime and the fall of Napoleon Bonaparte. The collection was assembled in the early 1950s by William F. Russell (1890 – 1956), President of Columbia University’s Teacher’s College from 1949 to 1954. With material spanning the 16th to the early 20th century, the majority of the collection was produced between 1775 and 1800. Highlights include early editions of the 1791 and 1793 French Constitutions, letters written and signed by pioneering economist Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, and official documents signed by Robespierre and other members of the Comite du Salut Public. The Collection is comprised of the following components: 1) The French Monarchy and the Ancien Regime; 2) Ideological Roots of Revolution; 3) The Transition to Republicanism and Collapse of the Monarchy; 4) The National Convention and the Committee for Public Safety; 5) Historical and Contemporary Context; and, 6) Miscellanea (Ephemera, Manuscripts, and Books). Most of the printed material was published by one of the two major publishing houses in Limoges. This concentration of material from a single city offers perspective on the publication and distribution of political and governmental texts in a particular city or departement (one which was especially impacted by the Crown’s frequently shifting tax and trade policies). It also provides important insight into the early work and career of Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, who served as intendant of Limoges from 1761 – 1774. Limoges was home to several printing houses which, at various times during the Monarchy and Revolution, were designated as official printers of government documents for the region. Most notable among these were the Barbou and Dalesmes families. Both families had been established printers for centuries, but the Barbou appear to have been too closely aligned with the ecclesiastical hierarchy – after 1791, all of the officially published material printed in Limoges was released by members of chez Dalesme. 1) The French Monarchy and the Ancien Regime A significant portion of the collection is made up of documents from the reign of Louis XVI, issued by the crown, members of the regime, and the Parisian Parlement in the two decades leading up to the Revolution. These items, ranging from royal decrees to trial testimonies, illustrate governmental practice under the monarchy, especially as it relates to trade policy and criminal justice. 2) Ideological Roots of Revolution The Russell Collection includes a number of books and tracts from writers crucial to the development of revolutionary thought and discourse in France during the 18th-century. First or early editions by Mirabeau, Raynal, Mounier, Marat, and Condorcet, written before and during the upheavals of the early 1790s, reveal the increasingly liberal and radical intellectual currents among France’s intelligentsia. First or early editions of works by Jacques Necker and Turgot also appear, shedding light on abortive efforts at modernization during the various governments under Louis XVI. 3) The Transition to Republicanism and Dissolution of the Monarchy The full span of the National Assembly, from its foundations during the Brienne and Necker governments to its ceding of legislative authority to the National Convention, is captured through official printed documents (Royal and republican), periodicals, regionally-drafted complaints and instructions, and published addresses. Also included are first or early editions of the French Constitutions of 1791 and 1793, as well as various edicts and documents issued by Louis XVI during l’Assemblee Nationale. The formal inauguration of the National Convention (and the removal of all executive powers from the King) is represented both by an Extrait of the relevant Assembly session, and in an officially published broadside explaining “des motif d’apres lesquels l’Assemblee Nationale a proclame la convocation d’un Convention nationale, et prononce la suspension su Pouvoir executive dans les mains du Roi.” 4) The National Convention and the Committee for Public Safety; A substantial component of the Russell Collection is comprised of material created by, or related to, the Convention Nationale and the Comite du Salut Public. Nearly 90 official decrees from the legislative body are present, in addition to numerous printed addresses, departmental complaints, and two officially published broadsides related to the trial of Louis XVI. Other highlights include printed decrees and orders from the Committee for Public Safety, a document issued by the Parisian Communards, and an order signed by seven members of the Committee. 5) Historical and Contemporary Context; A subset of the Collection is made up of books and pamphlets responding to the events of the Revolution, from contemporaneous accounts to late 19th-century histories. The works published during the 1790s and early 1800s, whether biographies of revolutionaries or socio-political commentaries, reveal the mix of horror, regret, enthusiasm and hope stirred up among emigres, international observers, and participants in the revolutionary melee. The texts printed after 1840 reflect the intensive, documentary approach of the French historians in the latter half of the century. 6) Miscellaneous Documents (regional, subject-specific, etc.). Also included are a number of items (ephemera and manuscripts) that are either subject specific and tangentially related to the French Revolution (i.e.; treatises on the French language, moral philosophy deduced from botanical studies, 17th century medicine), or specific to Limoges and the Haute-Vienne. The latter includes several 16th and 17th century manuscripts from Limoges and Orleans. Several 20th century books, inscribed to the collector W.F. Russell, appear in the collection as well. All items are in good or better condition, unless otherwise stated. To view the full inventory, please click HERE.
Paris: Ecole Francis D'Extreme-Orient, 1959. Publications de l'École Française d'Extrême-Orient, Volume XLI. Text volume only. Quarto: xi, 329 pages + 9 figures, 3 folding maps, and 15 folding figures. Very good. Bound in blue cloth with gilt titling to spine; light shelf wear. Original paper wraps bound in. Ex-library copy with usual markings: call number label to tail of spine, library bookplate to front paste-down, and call number in pencil to verso of title page; Text block age-toned. SH consignment.
Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1978. Quarto: xvii, 281 pages. Very good+/Very good-. White dust jacket spine with green lettering. Dust jacket lightly shelf-worn with small (0.25 in) closed tear to top edge. Binding lightly bumped at lower edges and tail of spine; uncut. Text block clean with black and white illustrations. SH consignment. This is an oversized item which may require additional postage; please inquire for rates.
Nikaido: Institute of Silk Road Studies, 1994-2003. First edition. Quartos. Nine volumes of the periodical Silk Road Art and Archaeology, consisting of the following issues: 1993/94 (310 pages); 1995/96 (324 pages); Special Volume 1997: Studies in Silk Road Coins and Culture (332 pages); 1997/98 (407 pages); two copies of 1999/2000 (313 pages each); 2001 (310 pages); 2002 (272 pages); 2003 (296 pages). Very good. Bound in blue cloth with gilt titling to spines and front boards; All volumes with light shelf wear and fraying to corners; Text blocks beginning to age-tone very slightly. All volumes with black and white illustrations. SH consignment. This is an oversized item which may require additional postage; please inquire for rates.
Calcutta; Simla: Government of India Central Publication Branch, 1912-1931. Folios. Eight volumes of the Annual Report of the Archaeological Survey of India, covering the years 1908-9 (vi, 231, iv), 1912-1913 (, vi, , 181, iii, ), 1913-1914 (, vi, , 311, iii, ), 1921-1922 (, iii, , iii, , 241, XL numbered plates), 1923-1924 (, x, 238, XLIII numbered plates), 1925-1926 (, xv, 306, LXIX numbered plates), 1926-1927 (, xiii, 249, XLVIII numbered plates), and 1927-1928 (, xiii, 206, LVII numbered plates). Good to poor. Bound in contemporary blue cloth with gold titling and ornamentation to spines and front boards. 1908-1909 and 1912-1913 volumes in Good condition, with moderate sunning and shelf wear to bindings, age-toning and foxing to text blocks. Later volumes with more significant flaws, including significant insect damage, detached (but present) signatures, significant loss to spines, yellowed adhesive, and detached front board (1927-1928 volume). Please see images for additional details of condition. SH consignment. This is an oversized item which may require additional postage; please inquire for rates.
London: Hawkins Publications, 2004. Volume 1 only. Quarto, 692 pages. Very good. Bound in blue cloth with gilt titling to spine and front board. Binding with light+ bumping and marking; text block with numerous black and white in-text illustrations. SH consignment. This is an oversized item which may require additional postage; please inquire for rates.
St. Petersburg: Printing Office of the Imperial Academy of Sciences, 1911. Octavo, x, 288 pages. Very good. Rebound in red cloth with gilt titling to spine. Minor bumping to tail of spine; Ownership inscriptions to half title ("Philip Wm. Hausmann / 41 Central Avenue, / Albany, New York. / Aug. 20th, 1926") and title page; Slight bumping to text block fore-edges; Text block moderately age-toned and slightly foxed. Folding map with 2-inch closed tear at binding. SH consignment.
Chicago: Rand McNally, 1961-1965. Two volumes: Monographs of the School of American Research and the Museum of New Mexico, No. 24, Parts 1 and 2: Archaeology of Easter Island and Miscellaneous Papers. Quartos, XI, 559 pages + 96 black and white plates and 138 figures, 11 of which are folding; XI, 512 pages + 60 plates and 195 figures. Very good/Good. Pictorial dust jackets; age-toned white spines with black lettering. Dust jackets moderately shelf-worn with closed tears to edges and general creases, age-toning; Text blocks lightly age-toned. SH consignment. This is an oversized item which may require additional postage; please inquire for rates.
London: S. and E. Ballard, D. Browne, C. Hitch and L. Hawes, et al, 1758. Fifth Edition. Octavo; Unpaginated; Fair; Bound in brown leather with gilt lettering on spine; Heavy rubbing to corners, splitting along joints, cracking to spine leather, rubbing to covers, rubbing along edges; Textblock has age toning, foxing to pages, moisture staining to many pages, brown stains on title page; RWO.
Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2009. First edition. Octavo, xxii, 353,  pages + ruler lineage chart. Near fine/Very good. Pictorial dust jacket with dark red spine bearing white lettering. Dust jacket with very light bumping and rubbing; Very slight bumping to tail of spine; text block clean. SH consignment.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1937. First edition. Small octavo, ix, , 134 pages. Very good+/Very good-. Green dust jacket with black titling to spine. Dust jacket with light+ wear to edges and corners, with spine lightly sunned; Price cut. Head and tail of spine lightly bumped; text block lightly age-toned. SH consignment.
Moscow: Izdatel'stvo Vostochnoj Literatury, 1962. Folio, 84 pages (booklet) + 111 loose plates, some in black and white and some in color. Good- to Good+. Housed in green cloth folio case with plain spine and titling to front board. Case somewhat shelf-worn with several splits to cloth, age-toning to paper; Index card with Russian title and English translation taped to inside cover. Booklet in Good- condition, with wear and splitting to spine and smudging to covers; pages age-toned. Prints age-toned and slightly bumped at corners. Text in Russian. SH consignment. This is an oversized item which may require additional postage; please inquire for rates.
New York and London: W.W. Norton & Company, 2018. First Printing. Quarto; VG; black spine with white and green text; exam copy; first printing; cloth exterior shows very mild wear; no jacket; strong boards with tight binding; textblock exterior edges have minimal wear; pictorial endpapers; interior clean; profusely illustrated; pp 898; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Batavia: [N.p.], 1925. Publicaties van den Oudheidkundigen Dienst in Nederlandsch-Indie--Deel 1. Folio, 53 + 60 black and white plates. Poor. Quarter bound in contemporary rust cloth with paper-covered boards and black titling to spine. Moderate wear to head and tail of spine; Damp staining and bumping to boards; Text block detached from spine; Damp staining scattered throughout, particularly to fore edges of plates; lower fore edge corner of text block bumped. SH consignment. This is an oversized item which may require additional postage; please inquire for rates.
Cleveland and New Haven: Cleveland Museum of Art and Yale University Press, 1923. Limited edition. One of 300 copies. Folio, 80 pages + 145 black and white plates. Good+. Quarter bound in contemporary brown cloth with paper label pasted to head of spine and paper-covered boards. Moderate fraying and fading to head and tail of spine; Boards rubbed and chipped; Corners bumped; Paper covering boards age-toned. Text block age-toned with small tears and chips to front free endpapers. SH consignment. This is an oversized item which may require additional postage; please inquire for rates.
Wien: Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1984. First edition. Folio, 94, 180, XL, 95-153 pages, including 180 plates, 40 tables, and one folding map. Very good+. Bound in contemporary green cloth with gilt titling to spine and front board. Boards lightly marked and bumped; text block very lightly age-toned. Text in German, English, and Latin. SH consignment. This is an oversized item which may require additional postage; please inquire for rates.
Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1977. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 347 pages; VG/VG; orange spine with pale yellow lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, minor shelfwear including crinkling along the top edge of jacket and a closed tear at the upper corner of the fore edge; foxing along edges of textblock; shelved in China.
Lubbock, Texas: Texas Tech University Press, 2004. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 917 pages; VG/VG-; olive and sepia graphic spine with white, brown, and black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, small indent to middle of tail of spine, causing small tear to dust jacket, small indent to cloth spine; ffep inscribed by Lewis Sorley: "For Garrison- with every hope for his successful career of public service - from his friends. Lewis Sorley"; shelved Vietnam War.
London: Bernard Quaritch et al. 1903. First edition. Archaeological Survey of Western India, Vol. IX. Large quarto, x, 118 pages + 111 numbered black and white plates and 10 in-text illustrations. Good. Bound in full contemporary brown cloth with gilt labeling to spine. Light+ Rubbing and fraying to edges and corners of boards, head and tail of spine; Corners moderately bumped; Text block corners lightly bumped; Binding shaken; pages 113-118 loose but present; Text block lightly age-toned and foxed. SH consignment. This is an oversized item which may require additional postage; please inquire for rates.
Weltevreden: Java-Instituut & G. Kolff & Co., 1926. Quarto, vii, , 172 pages. Good. Recent white cloth spine over tan paper covered boards. Head and tail of spine chipped; Edges of boards rubbed; Boards age-toned, foxed, and marked; Endpapers age-toned and foxed; Text block pages slightly age-toned; Binding significantly shaken; Errata slip tipped in. Previous owner's name (B Altena?) on title page. SH consignment.
Tokyo and Palo Alto: Kodansha International, 1967-1968. Mixed editions: Vol. I is second (1968) edition; Vol. 2 is first (1967) edition. Folios, 236 pages; 229 pages. Very good+/very good. Pictorial dust jackets with black lettering to spines. Both volumes housed in individual cardboard slip cases showing light shelf wear; Light bumping and shelf wear to Vol. 1 dust jacket; Copiously illustrated with black and white and laid-in color figures. SH consignment. This is an oversize item and may require additional postage; please contact us for rates.
London: Azimuth Editions, 1997. First edition, first printing. Quarto, 248 pages, with 271 illustrations, including 81 in color. Very good+/Very good. Pictorial dust jacket with blue spine and gold lettering. Dust jacket with minor bumping to head of spine and minimal shelf wear; profusely illustrated. SH consignment.
Tokyo and Amsterdam: Bijutsu Shuppan-Sha and Harry N. Abrams, [1964?]. Folio, , , 554 pages. Very good+; Brown silk boards with gilt lettering; heavy clear plastic protective wrap. Protective wrap somewhat stretched with a few minor tears; Spine somewhat sunned with minor bumping to tail of spine; Text pages very lightly age-toned. SH consignment.
Boston: James Munroe and Company, 1835. First Edition. Octavo; 167 pages; G; Bound in brown cloth with black text on spine label; Bumping and rubbing to corners, tearing along head edge of spine, sunning to spine, bending along spine edges; Textblock has foxing to pages, age toning to pages, front endpaper stuck to front pastedown, creasing to some pages, splitting along rear interior hinge; RWO.
New York: Negro Universities Press, 1969. Second edition. Octavo; 6 volumes; Reprint of 2nd edition “Originally published in 1798 by J. Mundell & Co., London”; G; Hardcover; Spine, brown with gold print; Boards in brown cloth, light wear to spine caps, else clean and strong; Text blocks have spotting to top edges, stains to endpaper gutters, else clean and tight; Illustrated with fold out map in each volume except vol. 5 (b&w); CONTENTS: Vol. I. vi, 451 pages, frontispiece (port.) (ISBN 837115515) — Vol. II. vi, 490 pages (ISBN 837115523) — Vol. III. vii, 487 pages (ISBN 837115531) — Vol. IV. vii, 473 pages (ISBN 83711554X) — Vol. V. vii, 388 pages (ISBN 837115558) — Vol. VI. v, 540 pages (ISBN 837115566). [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].
Westport: Greenwood Press, 1983. Octavo; First published in 1962 by Instituto Panamericano de Geografia e Historia, Reprint 1983 by Greenwood Press; G; Hardcover; Spine, tan with black print; Boards in tan cloth, light wear to spine caps, slightly cocked spine, else clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; xxviii, 359 pages, illustrated (b&w, folded maps).
Brussel: Carl Muquardt, 1861/1862. New Edition. Quartos, 2 volumes; VG; bound in later 3/4 acid-washed calf, marbled paper boards, spines paneled with two teal labels, gilt titling; some mild shelfwear and rubbing, primarily to marbled paper; name stamp to sfep of both volumes; Volume 1 with 63 of 64 plates, lacking plate 31, Volume 2 with 86 plates, for a total of 149 of 150 exquisite hand-colored plates with representations of costumes and uniforms from all over the world.; text in German; shelved case 9.
San Francisco: China Books and Periodicals, 1988. First English edition, later printing. Quarto; 256 pages with 452 color pictures. Very good+/Very good. Black dust jacket spine with white lettering. Dust jacket with mild wear and light bumping to edges and corners; slipcase with light wear and bumping to lower corner and right edges. Text block is clean. SH consignment.
Berkeley: Dharma Publishing, 1979. First. Quartos; xx, 100 pages; 101-210 pages; Two volumes. Very good-/Good+. Sunned red spines with white lettering. Dust jackets with minor+ shelf wear to edges and corners and sunned spines; minor shelf wear and abrasions; uncut. Bindings: light shelf wear and bumping to corners and head and tail of spines; text blocks lightly age-toned but clean. SH consignment.
London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1896. Second edition. Octavo; 2nd edition, “revised and brought up to date the the author”; Fair; Hardcover; Spine, tan with gold and blue print; Boards in tan cloth with blue print, cocked spine, fraying to spine caps, wear to corners and mitred edges, short hinge tears at bottom of spine, smudging/shelfwear; Text block has brown tinted top edge, inscription in ink on front flyleaf, tanning to endpapers, front flyleaf and frontispiece are loose from binding, cracked hinges front and rear, intermittent spine breaks; xii, 800 pages, frontispiece, folded 2-color map, illustrated (b&w).