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Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World
1 Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World
Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A. Princeton University Press 2000 069103169X / 9780691031699 First Edition Buckram Near Fine Very Good Plus Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall 
First printing of the first edition. Printed and bound in Vicenza, Italy. NOT Ex Library. Ecru buckram spine and persimmon-colored cloth hardboards. Crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the front board and the spine. Faint tidewater marks to the rear board, a minor cosmetic issue. On the whole a very clean binding. Unbumped spine head and tail, with slight bumping to the upper corners. Elephant folio, 18.5 x 13.25 inches. Text block firmly bound in. Map pastedowns. Rear map pastedown with pocket with CD-ROM, as issued by the publisher. With xxviii numbered pages of text, 103 maps (numbered 1, 1a, and 2-102), and a gazetteer with numerous place names. All on heavy coated stock. An immensely clean interior. With the rare dust jacket present. Pictorial DJ, unclipped, with 1inch repaired tear at top of front and with moderate scuffing to rear. A Near Fine copy in a Very Good Plus DJ. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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Japan Up to Date
2 Japan Up to Date
Tokyo, Japan Charles E. Tuttle Company 1955 Paperback Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
An English-language compendium of photo-illustrations with commentary, designed to expose the foriegner to Japanese culture and what to expect when visiting Japan. Presumed published in 1955. Printed and bound in Japan. Approximately 10 x 7.25 inches. Color pictorial over-wrappers, somewhat sunned. 220 numbered pages, with numerous B&W photographs. A Very Good copy. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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La splendeur des Camondo: De Constantinople à Paris 1806-1945
3 La splendeur des Camondo: De Constantinople à Paris 1806-1945
Paris, France Flammarion 2009 2081228939 / 9782081228931 First French Edition Decorative Boards Very Good Plus No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Ce n'est pas une édition bilingue. Texte en français uniquement, pas en anglais. In French, not in English. Printed and bound in Italy. Bound in a very colorful decorative paper spine with glossy white paper hardboards, and with crisp white-stamped lettering to the spine and to the front board. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. 10.25 x 7.75 inches. With 159 numbered pages, and with numerous color plates and B&W illustrations. An exceptionally clean copy, and quite tight. No remainder marks. Appears unread. No dust jacket, as issued. A Very Good Plus copy. D'occasion - Très bon. Cette exposition, présentée dans le cadre de la Saison de la Turquie en France, retrace l’extraordinaire parcours de cinq générations de la famille Camondo de Constantinople à Paris, du XIXe siècle naissant à 1945. Elle illustre une des facettes de l’aventure passionnante, en dépit de sa fin tragique, qu’a été le processus d’intégration des juifs en France. Les magnifiques collections, d’une valeur aujourd’hui inestimable, que la France a reçues des Camondo témoignent du goût et de la modernité de ces banquiers éclairés et cosmopolites. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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Quinti Curtii Rufi de Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni Libri
4 Quinti Curtii Rufi de Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni Libri
London, England Jacobi Tonson & Johannis Watts 1716 First Edition Thus Full-Leather Very Good Plus Association Copy 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
This publicaton is entirely in Latin, not in English. Edited by Michael Maittaire. Later full morocco binding of a bay color tending towards burgundy, and with hubbed spine in six panels. Boards with gilt rules, small diaper-design borders in blind and with large diaper design in blind to the centers. Spine states, in fairly crisp gilt-stamped letters, "Auctores Classici Latini, Tom. XI, Curtius, Londini, M.DCC.XVI., Maittaire." Generally unbumped spine head and tail and with slightly bumped corners, The leather binding is exceptionally clean and free of scratches. The spine is lightly and evenly sunned. The text block is firmly bound in. 7.25 x 4.5 inches. With brown paper pastedowns and FEPs. T.E.G. and with fabulous gauffred edges in a diaper design. Frontispiece copper engraving of an idealized Alexander and his horse. With [2], frontispiece, title page in red and black, and other preliminary material on unnumbered pages, 272 numbered pages, index of 8 unnumbered pages and [2]. Included are: a statement of royal license from Queen Anne, dated, 4 April 1713, to Michael Mattaire for the sole printing and publishing of the complete collection of all the Greek and Latin authors in twelves; a four-page Dedicatio dated December 1715; a Brevis Notitia; a Variantes Lectiones ex Veronensi Codice anno 1491. Main text consists of Liber Tertius through Liber Decimus, with head- and tail-pieces and with illustrated capitals. Very light intermittent foxing; astonishingly clean overall. Front pastedown with the stunning early 20th century bookplate of Julius Berzunza, the noted collector of books on Alexander the Great. Rear pastedown with the handsome heraldic early 19th century bookplate of William Markham, Esquire, Becca Lodge, Yorkshire. Else a very clean copy. A Very Good Plus copy. An altogether charming and handsome volume and a pleasure to hold in hand. "Michael Maittaire [1668-1747] was a French-born classical scholar and bibliographer in England, and a tutor to Lord Philip Stanhope." He was well-regarded for editing Curtius Rufus. 
Price: 2500.00 USD
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The Cathedral City of Constantinople. Vol. 1: Constantinople - The Patriarchal Cathedrals. Vol. 2: Chalcedon - The Historic Bishopric of Bithynia.
5 The Cathedral City of Constantinople. Vol. 1: Constantinople - The Patriarchal Cathedrals. Vol. 2: Chalcedon - The Historic Bishopric of Bithynia.
Alimos, Greece Militos 1996 First Edition Buckram Near Fine No Jacket Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
This is a bilingual publication in Greek and in English. Complete in two volumes. One of an unstated limitation, probably not exceeding 1,000 copies. Printed and bound in Greece. Folio, 13.25 x 9.75 inches. As to each volume, handsome royal blue buckram binding, with image to the front board and crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the front board and to the spine. Unbumped spine heads and tails, and with sharp corners. Text blocks firmly bound in. Lovely patterned pastedowns and FEPs. Vol. I with 63 numbered text pages, followed by numerous unnumbered pages of plates. Vol. I with 43 numbered text pages, followed by numerous unnumbered pages of plates. All plates in vivid color, with many full-page, and all on heavy, semi-glossy stock. Immensely clean inside and out, and quite tight. Either unread or very gently read. No dust jackets, as issued. In the original custom box. The lidded box with royal blue paper over hardboards. The bottom corner of the box, formerly loose where the fore-edge meets the bottom-edge, has been deftly repaired with color-matched bindery cloth tape. The box remains quite serviceable and in any event has done an excellent job of preventing any harm to the two volumes. A Near Fine set of volumes in a Very Good box. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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Xi'an, a Famous Ancient Capital
6 Xi'an, a Famous Ancient Capital
Hong Kong China Tour & Leisure 9627084670 / 9789627084679 Presumed First Edition Paperback Near Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
This is a fully bilingual edition in Chinese and English. Printed and bound in Hong Kong. Approximately 8.75 x 8.25 inches. Full-pictorial glossy paper wrappers. 78 numbered pages and with numerous color photo plates, all on semi-glossy stock. An immensely clean copy. A Near Fine copy. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Observations of the Mussulmauns of India: Descriptive of their Manners, Customs, and Habits, and Religious Opinions, Made during a Twelve Years Residence in Their Immediate Society. Complete in two volumes, Ali, Meer Hassan, Mrs.
7 Ali, Meer Hassan, Mrs. Observations of the Mussulmauns of India: Descriptive of their Manners, Customs, and Habits, and Religious Opinions, Made during a Twelve Years Residence in Their Immediate Society. Complete in two volumes
London, England Parbury, Allen & Co. 1832 First British Edition Quarter-leather Very Good Plus 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Printed by Sedding and Turtle, London. Ex library but with virtually no ex library markings. Splendidly rebound in brown quarter morocco and marbled paper boards. The spines with gilt-stamped lettering and rules. The boards in yellow, cream and brown. Unbumped spine heads and tails, and with sharp corners. No flaws to the bindings observed. Strong hinges. Text blocks firmly bound in. 9 x 5.75 inches. All page edges marbled in brown, ocher and green. Fresh pastedowns and opposite FEPs. With xix, 395, viii, and 427 numbered pages. Both title pages with small, oval library stamp, and a few hand-written numbers in ink. Rear FEPs also with a few ink numbers. Vol. I with crease at top corner of pp. 161-164 and 180-183, also tiny tear at fore-edge of FEP and title page. Same again at bottom edge of last page of Vol. II, as well as tiny purple ink blotch on p. 319. Else the interiors appear clean and bright and free of apparent demerits. Bindings protected by clear Mylar over-wrappers..A Very Good Plus copy. Rare in any condition. With thanks to Katherine Blank for the following, from her publication, British Women and Orientalism in the Early Nineteenth Century: "Mrs. Meer Hassan Ali's book... stood as a benchmark of British knowledge about Islam in South Asia throughout the 19th and 20th centuries... Published in 1832, [the book] countered many negative stereotypes about Islam that had become common in the works of Indologists by putting forth a new perspective gleaned from Ali's decade-long stay in India, where she lived with her husband's family in Lucknow ... that belonged to the Shia sect of Islam. Straying from anti-Muslim ideas present in late 18th- and early 19th-century Orientalist literature, [her book] contended that Islam called for the fair treatment of women and was closer to Christianity than most Britons previously thought. After its publication, British scholars and popular writers constantly referred to [her book] due to Ali's detailed descriptions of Muslim beliefs and practices. Ali's positive, first hand experiences with Islam helped to change the perception of Islam in early 19th-century British literature." 
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Bizerte, 1900-1950: À travers les cartes postales, Ben Hammed, Hammadi
8 Ben Hammed, Hammadi Bizerte, 1900-1950: À travers les cartes postales
Tunisia Alif - Les Éditions de la Méditeranée 2000 9973221508 Presumed First Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Ce libre étant bilingue, árabe-français, et les deux écriteur n'ayant pas le même sens de lecture, la numérotation des pages débute avec la langue árabe. This is a bilingual book in French and Arabic. Presumed first edition. Printed in Tunisia in May 2000. Handsome color, full-pictorial wrappers. 9.5 x 7 inches. With 139 numbered pages and with numerous sepia-tone illustrations of old postcards depicting Bizerte, Tunisia, and environs. An immensely clean book. Light page waviness, minor. Probably read yet the pages are tight and the wrappers only fan somewhat. Rated a Very Good copy. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Across Thibet, Being a Translation of "De Paris au Tonking a travers le Tibet inconnu", Bonvalot, Gabriel
9 Bonvalot, Gabriel Across Thibet, Being a Translation of "De Paris au Tonking a travers le Tibet inconnu"
New York, New York, U.S.A. Cassell Publishing Company 1892 First American Edition Decorative Cloth Good Plus No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Presumed first printing of the first American edition. Translated by C. B. Pitman. Printed at the Mershon Company Press, Rahway, NJ. 9.5 x 6.75 inches. Turquoise buckram binding, with gorgeous and elaborate lettering and design in gilt, medium brown and black to the front board. The design is of a caravan of camels laden with goods and equipment, and a rider on horseback. The spine with lightly faded gilt-stamped lettering and design. Bumped spine head and tail and corners, especially at the tail and the lower corners.. Heavy-duty boards, with the binding moderately soiled. Boards giving somewhat at the hinges. The text block remains firmly bound in. T.E.G. With xiii and 417 numbered pages, and with numerous B&W illustrations, including sketches, monochromes and photo-based prints, many half-page or full-page. Quite a few of the illustrations are from photographs taken by Prince Henry of Orleans. With color map, "Map Showing M. Bonvalot's Route," in the front pocket. The map is generally clean but has separated along the entire horizontal crease, quite neatly, and also along one of the vertical creases, again quite neatly. Very small tear at the lower margin of the map. Book interior with very occasional light fingering marks. Rear pastedown with four lines of pencil notes. Else a clean copy. No foxing observed. A Good Plus copy. 
Price: 195.00 USD
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Chinese New Year Festivals: A Picturesque Monograph of the Rites, Ceremonies and Observances in relation thereto, Bredon, Juliet
10 Bredon, Juliet Chinese New Year Festivals: A Picturesque Monograph of the Rites, Ceremonies and Observances in relation thereto
Shanghai, China Kelly & Walsh, Limited 1930 First Edition Decorative Boards Very Good No Jacket Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Published October 1930; so stated. Printed at the Press of Kelly and Walsh, Limited, Shanghai, China. 12.5 x 10.25 inches. Quarter bound in orange buckram spine, with moderate creasing and with moderate soiling to the buckram in the middle of the front gutter area. Bound with vibrantly colored paper boards. Orange and yellow paper title label to the front board, with titling and design in black, the label in near fine condition with just a hint of soiling. Virtually no shelf rubbing along the bottom edge of the boards. Very gentle bumping to the spine head and tail, and with the corners gently bumped and abraded, quite minor. The binding is slightly shaken but the text block remains nicely bound in. Clean FEPs. 29 numbered pages of text. With six full-page, full-color plates, as called for. These plates are described on the title page as, "colour photo-gravure from Selected Chinese Paintings." The colors are vibrant and the plates are immensely clean. Also with a decorative capital and with several duo-tone illustrations throughout. A few pages with deckled fore-edge to a handsome effect. A very clean copy. No foxing, writing, staining, etc. observed. Very gently read. Rated a Very Good copy and with Near Fine color plates. This is a lovely, bright example. Rare and hard to find, especially in this condition. 
Price: 600.00 USD
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The Estivation of Two Mao Tzu: being an informal and occasionally frivolous account of our vacation in China during the Summer of 1934. Set down by Melbert B. Cary, Jr., Cary, Melbert
11 Cary, Melbert The Estivation of Two Mao Tzu: being an informal and occasionally frivolous account of our vacation in China during the Summer of 1934. Set down by Melbert B. Cary, Jr.
New York, New York, U.S.A. Press of the Woolly Whale 1935 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Plus No Jacket Limited Edition 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
Issued Christmas day, 1935. First printing of the first [and apparently only] edition. 14 point Centaur type. Handbound by Gerhard Gerlach. This is copy no. 42 of an edition of fewer than 250 copies on Kawara paper. Printed and bound in the USA. An English-language edition. Asian-style sewn binding of purple cord over light green silk spine and with dark blue stiff boards, the front board with a pristine paper label bearing the title. Virtually unbumped spine head and tail, and with sharp corners. Very clean binding. 7.75 x 6.25 inches. With 124 numbered pages, and with two-page color frontispiece map of China and, between pages 29 and 31, a two-page color map of the Yangtze Kiang. Upper right corner of front FEP with faint evidence of pencil erasure. Else an exceptionally clean copy, and quite tight. Either unread or very gently read. A Very Good Plus copy. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Arles, Constans, Léopold-Albert
12 Constans, Léopold-Albert Arles
Paris, France Societé d'Édition, Les Belles Lettres 1928 Presumed First Edition Decorative Boards Near Fine 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
Ce n'est pas une édition bilingue. Texte en français uniquement, pas en anglais. This is not a bilingual edition. Text in French only, not in English. Presumed first printing. Printed by Carlos Courmont, Paris. Originally issued as a paperback but handsomely rebound in hardback in paper boards resembling pigskin and with an orange spine label of niger leather. Crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine label. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. Text block firmly bound in. 7.75 x 4.75 inches. With 98 numbered pages of text and with XII full-page, sepia-tone plates on coated stock, and with Plate XIII being a pristine pull-out map of the town of Arles from antiquity. An exceptionally clean copy inside and out, and very tight. Either unread or very gently read. With the handsome bookplate of Doct. Pierre Bastien affixed to the front pastedown. A Near Fine copy. All in all a charming little book. Léopold-Albert Constans (1891 - 1936) Latiniste ; Professeur à la Faculté des lettres de Paris (à partir de 1929) ; Docteur ès lettres (1921). Pierre Bastien, né le 13 avril 1924 à Ban-de-Laveline et mort le 21 mai 2006 à Remiremont, est un médecin français. Il s'est fait connaître par ses recherches personnelles et controversées sur l'intoxication par les champignons de type amanite. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Le Théâtre Françoys: Tours 1594 (Theatrum Orbis Terrarum: A Series of Atlases in Facsimile, Second Series Volume V), Dainville. F. de
13 Dainville. F. de Le Théâtre Françoys: Tours 1594 (Theatrum Orbis Terrarum: A Series of Atlases in Facsimile, Second Series Volume V)
Amsterdam Theatrum Orbis Terrarum 1966 First Edition Thus Cloth Near Fine Near Fine Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall Tavernier, Gabriel 
Ceci est une édition bilingue en français et en anglais. Initialement publié par Maurice Bouguereau, libraire, Tours, France. Avec une note bibliographique par F. de Dainville. This is a bilingual edition in French and in English. First published by Maurice Bouguereau, bookseller, Tours, France. With a bibliographical note by F. de Dainville. A facsimile edition reproduced from an atlas in the British Museum, London. Printed and presumed bound in the Netherlands. Buckskin-colored, linen-like cloth binding, with crisp gilt-stamped emblem to the front board and with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners, except for a trivial bump to the top corner of the front board. Immensely clean binding. 17.5 x 11.25 inches. Text block firmly bound in. Lovely cream-colored matte stock throughout. XVI plus numerous unnumbered pages. Numerous B&W illustrations, including atlas text pages and 16 double-page maps. An immaculate copy, and very tight. Either unread or very gently read. Superb DJ in shades of deep tan, white and black. DJ, unclipped and exceptionally clean. DJ in a clear Mylar DJ protector. A Near Fine copy in a Near Fine DJ. An over-sized book. A reproduction of the 1570 Atlas which is This rare volume, first published in 1594, constitutes the first national atlas of France and is considered by many to be the true first modern atlas. Of this rare atlas only seven copies are known to be extant. 
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Lennart Nilsson, Stockholm, Erséus, Johan
14 Erséus, Johan Lennart Nilsson, Stockholm
Stockholm, Sweden Bokförlaget Max Ström 2008 9171260838 / 9789171260833 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Plus No Jacket Folio - over 12" - 15" tall Nilsson, Lennart 
Språk: Svenska. Foto: Lennart Nilsson. Bandtyp: Inbunden. Format: 31 x 26 cm. This book is in Swedish, not in English. Presumed first Swedish edition, presumed first printing, 2008. Printed and bound in West Germany. B&W full-pictorial paper-covered hardboards, with crisp lettering. Unbumped spine head and tail, with fairly sharp corners. 12.25 x 10.25 inches. Text block firmly bound in. With 214 numbered pages, and with numerous B&W photo illustrations, some full page and a few double-page, all on heavy coated stock. Tiny, almost imperceptible stain to upper left corner of front board. Else an exceptionally clean volume, and very tight, with little hint of shelf life. Either unread or very gently read. No remainder marks. No DJ [as issued?]. A Very Good Plus copy. »...ett lysande lovtal till storstaden som skådeplats för en oändlig mängd nu-situationer fyllda av oersättligt, oregisserbart liv.« Jerker Virdborg, Dagens Nyheter. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Sir John Franklin in Tasmania, 1837-1843, Fitzpatrick, Kathleen
15 Fitzpatrick, Kathleen Sir John Franklin in Tasmania, 1837-1843
Melbourne, Australia Melbourne University Press 1949 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Minus Good Minus 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Presumed first printing of the first edition, September 1949. Printed and bound in Australia. 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Red buckram binding with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. Gently bumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. Very clean boards. 408 numbered pages, including 5 B&W illustrations. Light offsetting to the FEPs opposite the pastedowns. A touch of age-toning to the top of the title page and opposite frontispiece. Else a clean copy, inside and out. No remainder marks. The full-pictorial dust jacket is not price-clipped but shows soiling and edge wear. DJ protected by a clear Mylar over-wrapper. A Very Good Minus copy in a Good Minus DJ. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Grand Canal, Franzoi, Umberto
16 Franzoi, Umberto The Grand Canal
New York, New York, U.S.A. Rizzoli Intl Pubns 2002 0847824489 / 9780847824489 First Edition Thus Cloth Very Good Very Good Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Presumed first printing of the first Rizzoli edition. Printed and bound in Italy. An English-language edition. Black cloth binding, with crisp white-stamped lettering to the spine. Virtually unbumped spine head and tail, and with sharp corners. 12.5 x 10.75 inches. 319 numbered pages, with 90 large perspective photographs and with over 130 close-up images, all on heavy coated stock. A very clean copy, and rather tight. Gently read. Attractive full-pictorial dust jacket, unclipped. Just a hint of rubbing to the DJ. The DJ with a nice, transparent Brodart protector. A Very Good copy in a Very Good DJ. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Yarmouth: Old Homes and Gathering Places, Gregory, Priscilla D. And Thomas, Judy
17 Gregory, Priscilla D. And Thomas, Judy Yarmouth: Old Homes and Gathering Places
South Yarmouth, MA Yarmouth Historical Commission 1989 0962307602 / 9780962307607 First Paperback Edition Paperback Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
First printing. Printed and bound in the USA. Glossy yellow paper wrappers with archival photo of church to the front wrapper. Unbumped spine head and tail, with moderately bumped front corners. 11 x 8.5 inches. With viii and 144 numbered pages, and with archival photos and drawings. A very clean copy. Wrappers fan slightly. No remainder marks. A Very Good copy. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Die Baukunst Konstantinopels [Architecture of Constantinople], Gurlitt, Cornelius
18 Gurlitt, Cornelius Die Baukunst Konstantinopels [Architecture of Constantinople]
Berlin, Germany Verlegt Bei Ernst Wasmuth 1907 First Edition Unbound Good Minus Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall 
Dies ist nicht eine zweisprachige Ausgabe. Text in Deutsch, nicht in Englisch. Erste Ausgabe. This is not a bilingual edition. Text in German only, not in English. Many but not all of the plates with subtitles in Turkish, beneath the German. The author's foreword is dated April 1907, Dresden. The title page bears the date 1907. Almost certainly the first printing of the first edition. Present are various pages from Volumes 1, 2 and 3 of a 3-volume set. NOT ex library. All pages, including text pages and plates, are loose, as originally issued. When first published, all sheets were protected in three portfolios, one for each volume. NOTE: No portfolios are present. Included are text pages 1-76 [leaving off in mid-sentence], plus 165 single-page plates and 5 double-page fold-out plates. Missing are text pages 77- 112, and 35 additional plates. (The complete 4-page list of plates indicates CCV, or 205, plates called for.) 20.25 x 13.75 inches. [51.5 x 35 cm.] Some of the plates are exceptionally clean. Many of the plates with light to moderate fingering or soiling marks, largely confined to the margins. For the most part the fingering marks erase off cleanly. By Cornelius Gurlitt (1850-1938). A rare and important study of the architecture of Istanbul (Constantinople) concentrating mainly on religious buildings. Includes major mosques of the Ottomans, as well as Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, and Hagia Theodoros. Plates show interior and exterior views, architectural detail, street scenes, etc. The archival photogravures are significant not only as architectural documentation but also as contributing to ethnographic knowledge. Offered as a collection of plates. Rated Good Minus. According to Mavi Buncuk, "The book, written between 1907 and 1912, presents a complete account of the architectural scene in Istanbul. It is one of the most complete works to be undertaken up to that time. The German Ambassador, Fieldmarshal von Bieberstein, was instrumental in gaining permission for Gurlitt to take photographs and draw sketches of mosques and other religious edifices so that Gurlitt was able to put into his book many architectural works that had never been presented before. In his book, Gurlitt evaluates the architectural movement which began at the time when Istanbul came under Turkish rule as a Renaissance different from and independent of the one which began in Italy. Examining the buildings of the Byzantine and Ottoman periods in chronological sequence, Gurlitt includes both photographs and detailed sketches of these." 
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Schloss Hainfeld; or, A Winter in Lower Styria, Hall, Basil
19 Hall, Basil Schloss Hainfeld; or, A Winter in Lower Styria
Edinburgh, Scotland Robert Cadell 1836 First Edition Hard Cover Good Association Copy 
Stated fourth edition. Printed by Ballantyne and Co., Edinburgh. Contemporary stiff paper hardboards, with green buckram spine overlay and with age-darkened paper label to the spine. Moderately bumped spine head and tail with light rubbing and abrading. Gently bumped and scuffed corners. Some light scuffing to the boards but on the whole a clean and presentable binding. Text block fairly firmly bound in although the book is moderately cocked and hinges are cracking. 8 x 5 inches. Fore- and bottom edges deckled to a handsome effect. 348 numbered pages, plus 4 numbered pages of publisher's adverts. No illustrations. Scarcely a hint of foxing. In a purple ink hand to front pastedown, "Craufurdland Library." In a neat brown ink hand to title page, "Janet Harrison [?] Craufurd, Craufurdland Castle, 1836." In a neat brown ink hand on the FEP opposite the rear pastedown is a lengthy commentary by the original book owner elaborating on the contents of the book. Else clean. A Good copy. An interesting association copy detailing the travels of the occupants of Craufurdland Castle, Ayrshire, Kilmarnock, Scotland, to Schloss Hainfeld, near Gratz, Styria [today Leitersdorf im Raabial, Austria]. 
Price: 195.00 USD
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Afghanistan, Hamilton, Angus
20 Hamilton, Angus Afghanistan
New York, New York, U.S.A. Charles Scribner's Sons 1906 First American Edition Buckram Very Good Minus 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
First American edition [published simultaneously with the British edition by Heinemann?]. Printed by Ballantyne & Co., London. Publisher's pictorial dark red buckram binding, moderately soiled and age-darkened. With fairly crisp black-stamped lettering and design of camel train to the front board and gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. Gently bumped spine head and tail, with moderately bumped and lightly abraded corners. 8.75 x 6 inches. All edges deckled to a handsome effect. Front hinge very slightly tender. Text block firmly bound in. B&W frontispiece portrait of Lord Curzon with opposite tissue guard. With xxi and 562 numbered pages, including numerous appendices. With approximately 150 B&W illustrations, many of which are archival photos and some of which are full-page. Also present, as called for, is a fold-out map at the rear. The map is by the author and depicts the terrain of Afghanistan, and principal towns, cities and forts, as well as railway routes. The map adroitly colored in red and blue. There is a deftly repaired 3 inch tear into the left side of the map. Else the map is in fine condition. Almost no spotting or foxing in the book. Very faint evidence of pencil erasure at the top of a front FEP and a rear FEP. Else an impressively clean volume, with evidence of moderate shelf life. Gently read. No DJ is present. A Very Good Minus copy. Rare in any condition. Areas covered include Tashkent, Merv, Bokhara, Kabul and the Orenburg-Tashkent railway. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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