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Mithridates oder allgemeine Sprachenkunde mit dem Vater Unser als Sprachprobe in bey nahe funfhundert Sprachen und Mundarten.
Erster Band: Asiatische Sprachen. Zweyter Band: Europaische Sprachen. Dritter Band, Erste Abtheilung: Afrikanische Sprachen. Dritter Theil, Dritte Abtheilung: Beschlufs der Amerikanischen Sprachen. Vierter Theil. Berlin: in der Vossischen Buchhandlung 1806-17
First edition Four volumes in five, pp.xxxiv, 686; xxiv, 808; x, 708; vi, 474, viii, 530. A very good set in contemporary boards. minor rubbing to spines.
Sul d'Angola. Relatorio de um Governo de Distrito (1908-1910).
Lisboa: Composio e impresso na Typ. do Annuario Commercial 1912
First edition 4to, pp.xix, illustrations, maps, 26 folding maps and charts. A good copy in rather worn original wrappers, occasional spotting. Maps lightly spotted but in very good condition.
Alphabetum Aethiopicum, sive Abyssinum.
Cum Oratione Dominicali, Salutatione Angelica, Symbolo Fidei, & praeceptis Decalogi, Latina lingua compositis, & charactere Aethiopico impressis. Rome Typis Sacra Congregatio de Propaganda Fide 1631
First edition, pp.16. A very good copy bound for preservation in recent half calf, cloth boards. A few scattered spots.
Philologia Orientalis 195
With coins from the collection of Sir Arthur Evans
Catalogue de Monnaies Grecques et Romaines, quelques medailles de la renaissance et des temps modernes ...
composant les collections de Feu E. Bissen de Copenhague, de M. Jules Wertheim de Berlin, de Sir Arthur J. Evans de Youlbury, Berks, de la serie Parthe de Feu Alexandre de Petrowicz ... dont la vente ... 18-23 Octobre 1926 Geneva: Ars Classica 1926
First edition 4to, pp.207, 89 plates. A very good copy bound in cloth, minor wear to top edge.
with Teheran, Port Arthur, and Peking. Handbook for Travellers. Leipzig Karl Baedeker 1914
First edition in English, pp.lxiv, 590, 40 maps and 78 plans. A very good copy in original cloth. Large general map carelessly opened and torn at edge, light stain to edge of title and following few pages. Spine faded.
The Albert N'Yanza, Great Basin of the Nile, and Exploration of the Nile Sources. [Two volumes]
London: MacMillan and Co. 1867
[Second edition] Two volumes, pp.xxxii, 371 (page xix-xx misbound); x, , 372, 2 frontis, 12 plates, 20 illustrations, 2 maps, 1 folding. A very good used set in original gilt pictorial cloth. Minor wear to head and tail of spine. Inner rear hinge of Vol. 1 strained, folding map torn without loss. Without half-title.
1748: Utopian novel
The Adventures of Sigr. Gaudentio di Lucca.
Being the substance of his examination before the Fathers of the Inquisition at Bologna in Italy: giving an account of an unknown country in the midst of the Deserts of Africa, the Origine and Antiquity of the People, their Religion, Customs, Polity, and Laws. Copied from the original manuscript in St. Mark's Library at Venice. With critical notes of the learned Signor Rhedi, sometime Keeper of the said Library. To which is prefixed, a Letter of the Secretary of the Inquisition, shewing the Reasons of Signor Gaudentio?s being apprehended, and the Manner of it. London: printed for W. Innys, R. Manby and H.S. Cox. 1748
The second edition. Faithfully translated from the Italian. pp.xii, 24, 291. A very good copy bound in nineteenth century quarter calf, marbled boards. Bookplate of Kenneth Roberts (20thC).
A comparative grammar of South African languages.
Part I: Phonology. Part II: The concord. Cape Town 1862-69
First edition pp.xii, 92; (xiii)-xxii, (93)-322. A very good copy bound in later (circa 1900 ?) full leather, a little rubbed. Blind stamp of British and Foreign Bible Society and shelf mark on spine.
A new and accurate description of the Coast of Guinea, divided into the Gold, the Slave, and the Ivory Coasts.
London: printed for J. Knapton 1705
First edition in English pp.[viii], 493, , 7 plates, folding map. A very good copy bound in contemporary full panelled calf, neatly rebacked and re-cornered. A little light browning to last few pages.
American War of 1812
The Naval Monument,
containing official and other Accounts of all the Battles fought between the Navies of the United States and Great Britian during the late War; and an Account of the War with Algiers, with twenty-five engravings, to which is annexed a Naval Register of the United States. Boston A. Bowen 1816
First edition 8vo in fours, pp. xvi (including inserted dedication leaf), 320, with engraved frontispiece and 25 woodcut plates, including the uncalled-for Key to Macdonough's Victory at p.144. Contemporary sheep, rebacked and recornered with modern calf. Frontispiece laid on old endpaper, rather browned throughout as usual. Ownership inscription of 1817 on title.
Howes B-658; Sabin 7054
The Ashanti War. A Narrative Prepared from the Official Documents by Permission of Major-General Sir Garnet Wolseley. Two Volumes.
First edition Two volumes, pp.xi, 427; vi, 367, 54. 5 folding maps, folding facsimile letter. A very good set in original cloth, minor wear to head and tails of spines.
A trio on travellers
The Gypsies of Yetholm: Historical, Traditional, Philological, and Humorous. [bound with Stuart's] David Blythe, The Gipsy King: A Character Sketch. [and] The Yetholm History of the Gypsies. Three Volumes bound in One.
Kelso: J. & J.H. Rutherfurd 1882-84
First edition Three volumes bound in one, pp.192, frontis; 27, 5, mounted photographic frontis; 152, mounted photographic frontis, plate, folding chart. A very good copy bound in contemporary half morocco, marbled boards. Inscribed to John Turnbull, with complts. of the publisher, Jas. H. Rutherford.