Sale 408: Natural History - Travel & Exploration - Maps - Prints

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Date of the auction: 23.07.2009

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Four volumes on African exploration, travel, and history

Title: Four volumes on African exploration, travel, and history Author: ** Place: Various places Publisher: Date: Various dates Description: Includes: Galton, Francis. Narrative of an Explorer in Tropical South Africa. Period green half calf and marbled boards. Fourth Edition. 1891 * Leland, Charles

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 23 Jul 2009

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Harriman Alaska series. Volumes I-V, VII-XIV. (12 volumes complete)

Title: Harriman Alaska series. Volumes I-V, VII-XIV. (12 volumes complete) Author: ** Place: Garden City (and) Washington, DC Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Co. (and) Smithsonian Institutions Date: 1902-05, 1910, 1914 Description: 12 volumes in 13. Edited by C. Hart Merriam. Various paginations

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 23 Jul 2009

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From the Niger to the Nile

Title: From the Niger to the Nile Author: Alexander, Boyd Place: London Publisher: Edward Arnold Date: 1907 Description: 2 Volumes. xv, 358; xi, 420, 16 add pp. Illustrated from photographs including portrait frontispieces, and three folding maps. 9x6½, original gilt-lettered red cloth. First

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$100 - US$150

Date: 23 Jul 2009

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Alpenlandschaften: Ansichten aus der Deutschen, Österreichischen und...

Title: Alpenlandschaften: Ansichten aus der Deutschen, Österreichischen und Schweizer Gebirgswelt. Author: ** Place: Leipzig Publisher: J.J. Weber Date: [c. 1890] Description: viii, 16, [2] pp. 97 plates from woodcuts. (Folio) 16¼x11, original pictorial brown cloth. Alpine Landscapes: Views from the

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$150 - US$250

Date: 23 Jul 2009

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The Okavango River: A Narrative of Travel, Exploration, and Adventure

Title: The Okavango River: A Narrative of Travel, Exploration, and Adventure Author: Andersson, Charles John Place: London Publisher: Hurst and Blackett Date: 1861 Description: [iii]-[xxiv], 364 pp. Lacking half title, additional engraved title page, and ads at rear. 16 wood-engraved plates. 8x5

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$100 - US$150

Date: 23 Jul 2009

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Five works on Asian travel or history

Title: Five works on Asian travel or history Author: ** Place: Various places Publisher: Date: Various dates Description: Includes: "Charon". "Excelsior" Being an Inadequate Description of the Upper Yangtze. Blue cloth. 1934 * Farrer, Reginald. On the Eaves of the World. 2 volumes. Original cloth

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$100 - US$150

Date: 23 Jul 2009

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Oriental and Western Siberia: A Narrative of Seven Years' Explorations and...

Title: Oriental and Western Siberia: A Narrative of Seven Years' Explorations and Adventures in Siberia, Mongolia, the Kirghis Steppes, Chinese Tartary, and Part of Central Asia Author: Atkinson, Thomas Witlam Place: Philadelphia Publisher: J.W. Bradley Date: 1859 Description: 483 + [7]-20 ad pp

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$10

Date: 23 Jul 2009

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Travels in the Regions of the Upper and Lower Amoor and the Russian...

Title: Travels in the Regions of the Upper and Lower Amoor and the Russian Acquisitions on the Confines of India and China. With Adventures Among the Mountain Kirghis; and the Manjours, Manyargs, Toungouz, Touzemtz, Goldi, and Gelyaks; The Hunting and Pastoral Tribes Author: Atkinson, Thomas Witlam

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$10

Date: 23 Jul 2009

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Travels in the Regions of the Upper and Lower Amoor and the Russian...

Title: Travels in the Regions of the Upper and Lower Amoor and the Russian Acquisitions on the Confines of India and China. With Adventures Among the Mountain Kirghis; and the Manjours, Manyargs, Toungouz, Touzemtz, Goldi, and Gelyaks; The Hunting and Pastoral Tribes Author: Atkinson, Thomas Witlam

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$80 - US$120

Date: 23 Jul 2009

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London and its Environs: Handbook for Travellers

Title: London and its Environs: Handbook for Travellers Author: Baedeker, Karl Place: Leipzig Publisher: Karl Baedeker Date: 1915 Description: xl, 487, [2], 48 pp. Illustrated with 11 folding maps, including frontispiece, but most at rear, and many plans, some folding or two-page. 6¼x4, original red

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 23 Jul 2009

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Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering's Strait, to Co-operate...

Title: Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering's Strait, to Co-operate with the Polar Expeditions: Performed in His Majesty's Ship Blossom, under the Command of Captain F.W. Beechey, R.N., F.R.S. &c. in the Years 1825, 26, 27, 28 Author: Beechey, Captain F[rederick] W. Place: Philadelphia

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 23 Jul 2009

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An Introduction to Astronomy in a Series of Letters, From a Preceptor to...

Title: An Introduction to Astronomy in a Series of Letters, From a Preceptor to His Pupil Author: Bonnycastle, John Place: London Publisher: J. Johnson and Co. Date: 1811 Description: viii, 384 pp. Engraved frontispiece and 19 engraved plates, several folding. (8vo) 8¼x5¼, later half calf and

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$100 - US$150

Date: 23 Jul 2009

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European Ferns: With Coloured Illustrations from Nature by D. Blair

Title: European Ferns: With Coloured Illustrations from Nature by D. Blair Author: Britten, James Place: London Publisher: Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co. Date: [c.1888] Description: xliv, 196 + [4] publisher's catalogue pp. Illustrated with 30 chromolithographed plates; plus several wood-engravings

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$250 - US$350

Date: 23 Jul 2009

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Three volumes on Canadian travel and history

Title: Three volumes on Canadian travel and history Author: ** Place: Various places Publisher: Date: Various dates Description: Includes: Cameron, Agnes Deans. The New North: Being Some Account of a Woman's Journey Through Canada to the Arctic. Original cloth. Front hinge cracked. 1910 * Talbot

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$100 - US$150

Date: 23 Jul 2009

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Syria, The Holy Land, Asia Minor, &c. Illustrated

Title: Syria, The Holy Land, Asia Minor, &c. Illustrated Author: Carne, John Place: London, Paris, & America Publisher: Fisher, Son & Co. Date: [c. 1838] Description: 3 volumes in 1. [2], 80; 76; 100, [4] pp. 118 engraved plates including 3 vignette title pages and 2 maps. (4to) 10½x8, later half

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 23 Jul 2009

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Ten Years in Equatoria and the Return with Emin Pasha... translated from...

Title: Ten Years in Equatoria and the Return with Emin Pasha... translated from the original Italian manuscript by Mrs J. Randolph Clay assisted by Mr I. Walter Savage Landor Author: Casati, Gaetano Place: London and New York Publisher: Frederick Warne Date: 1891 Description: 2 volumes. Illustrated

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 23 Jul 2009

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Photograph Album of Tientsin, China

Title: Photograph Album of Tientsin, China Author: ** Place: China Publisher: Date: 1920's Description: 34 gelatin silver photograph, most 3½x4¾, a few smaller, mounted on black album leaves. 5¾x8, ribbon tie. Photographs of the bustling streets, buildings and people of Tientsin, now Tianjin, in

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 23 Jul 2009

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The American Legation Guard Annual. Peking, China 1932. Volume I, No. VI

Title: The American Legation Guard Annual. Peking, China 1932. Volume I, No. VI Author: ** Place: Peking Publisher: Date: 1932 Description: Illustrated from photographs; numerous advertisements at rear. 12x9¼, wrappers. Publication by and for the U.S. Marines guarding the American legation to Pekin

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 23 Jul 2009

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Annual: Fourth Marines, 1933-1934

Title: Annual: Fourth Marines, 1933-1934 Author: Rogard, Corporal Bernard S., editor Place: Shanghai, China Publisher: Date: [1934] Description: Profusely illustrated from photographs, drawings, etc. 12¼x9¼, pictorial cloth lettered in gilt. Scarce yearbook for the the 4th regiment of U.S. Marines

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 23 Jul 2009

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The Africander: A Plain Tale of Colonial Life

Title: The Africander: A Plain Tale of Colonial Life Author: Clairmonte, E[gerton] Place: London Publisher: T. Fisher Unwin Date: 1896 Description: 272 pp. Illustrated from photographs, including frontispiece. 7¾x5, original brown pictorial cloth, lettered in black and gilt. First Edition. Theal

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$10

Date: 23 Jul 2009

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A History of the Gold Coast and Ashanti

Title: A History of the Gold Coast and Ashanti Author: Claridge, W. Walton Place: London Publisher: John Murray Date: 1915 Description: 2 Volumes. xxxiii, 650; xv, 638 pp. 7 maps including a folding frontispiece map in each volume. 9x5½, green cloth decorated with gilt roundel image of an elephant

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 23 Jul 2009

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The Cape and the Kafirs: Or, Notes of Five Years' Residence in South Africa

Title: The Cape and the Kafirs: Or, Notes of Five Years' Residence in South Africa Author: Cole, Alfred W. Place: London Publisher: Richard Bentley Date: 1852 Description: [2] ad, xv, 319 pp. Tinted lithograph frontispiece. 7¾x4¾, brown blind-stamped cloth. First Edition. Mendelssohn I, 352. Lot

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$10

Date: 23 Jul 2009

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An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of His Present Majesty...

Title: An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of His Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Cartaret, and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavour. Drawn up from the

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 23 Jul 2009

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A Voyage Towards the South Pole, and Round the World. Performed in His...

Title: A Voyage Towards the South Pole, and Round the World. Performed in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Adventure, in the Years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775. Written by James Cook, Commander of the Resolution. In which is included, Captain Furneaux's Narrative of the Proceedings in the

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 23 Jul 2009

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A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Undertaken, by the Command of His Majesty...

Title: A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Undertaken, by the Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. Performed under the Direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Discovery; in the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 23 Jul 2009

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The Death of Captain Cook

Title: The Death of Captain Cook Author: Webber, John Place: London Publisher: Date: Jan. 1, 1784 Description: Copper engraving by Francesco Bartolozzi & William Byrne from the painting by John Webber. Image 42.5x58 cm. (17¼x22¾") on sheet 48x60 cm. with title, dedication and artists' credits in

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$10,000

Date: 23 Jul 2009

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Topography of Great Britain, Or, English Traveller's Pocket Directory

Title: Topography of Great Britain, Or, English Traveller's Pocket Directory Author: Cooke, G[eorge] A[lexander] Place: London Publisher: Sherwood, Neely & Jones Date: [c. 1806-22] Description: 46 volumes in 26. Engraved maps and plates throughout. (12mo) 5½x3½, period full calf with later (but old

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500

Date: 23 Jul 2009

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Coral Lands

Title: Coral Lands Author: Cooper, H. Stonehewer Place: London Publisher: Richard Bentley & Son Date: 1880 Description: 2 Volumes. Mounted photographs, including frontispieces. 8½x5½, blue cloth decorated in coral, gold, and black on covers and spine. First Edition. Each volume with inscription to

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 23 Jul 2009

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Rural Hours

Title: Rural Hours Author: [Cooper, Susan Fenimore] Place: Philadelphia Publisher: Willis P. Hazard Date: 1854 Description: 521, [1], vi index pp. 14 (of 15) ornithological plates, including frontispiece; 4 (of 5) botanical plates; extra illustrated title page, all hand-colored lithographs. 8¼x5¾

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 23 Jul 2009

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The Birds of Paradise and Bower Birds

Title: The Birds of Paradise and Bower Birds Author: Cooper, William T. and Joseph M. Forshaw Place: Sydney Publisher: Collins Date: [1977] Description: 304 pp. Illustrated with color plates of Cooper's bird portraits. 16x11, cloth; jacket; slipcase. Beautiful tribute to the birds of New Guinea

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 23 Jul 2009