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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.
Source of the Blue Nile
Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile
in the Years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, & 1773. To which is prefixed a Life of the Author. Edinburgh and London Printed by James Ballantyne, for Archibald Constable & Co. and Manners and Miller; and T.N. Longman and O. Rees. 1804-1805
The Second edition, corrected and enlarged. Atlas in 4to, pp.16, 79 plates and 3 large folding maps, with seven 8vo text volumes, pp.ccclxviii, 159, , portrait frontis; viii, 497, ; viii, 531, ; viii, 402, frontis; viii, 512, frontis; viii, 549, ; iv, 436. Bound without half titles. A handsome set bound in full contemporary calf. A few hinges cracked, but firm. A little light spotting scattered throughout, but more prominent in volumes 1, 4, and 5 on title & frontis (see photo). Some boards a little scuffed. The atlas is lightly foxed throughout. One text leaf is detached and dog-eared (but present).
The Contendings of the Apostles.
Being the Histories of the Lives and Martyrdoms and Deaths of the Twelve Apostles and Evangelists. The Ethiopic Texts now first edited from Manuscripts in the British Museum, with an English Translation. Vol.I. The Ethiopic Text. Vol.II. (1901) The English translation. London 1899
First edition Two volumes, pp.xxii, 601, 2 plates; xvi, 736. A very good set in slightly marked original cloth.
Superb chromolithograph plates
The life of Takla Haymanot in the version of Dabra Libanos, and the miracles of Takla Haymanot in the version of Dabra Libanos, and the book of the riches of Kings.
The Ethiopic Texts, from the British Museum Ms. Oriental 723, edited with English translations, to which is added an English translation of the Waldebban version. London Privately printed for Lady Meux. Plates by W. Griggs. 1906
First edition Two volumes, large folio, pp.lxiii, 396, 141, 165 superb chromolithograph plates. One of 250 copies. A very good set in original cloth, some light rubbing to edges.
The lives of Maba Seyon and Gabra Krestos.
The Ethiopic texts edited with an English translation and a chapter on the illustrations of Ethiopic Mss. London W. Griggs, Chromo-Lithographer to the Queen. 1898
First edition Folio, pp.lxxxiii, 144, 63, 92 colour plates, 33 illustrations. Lady Meux Manuscript No.1. No.229 of 300 copies only. A very good copy in the original blind-stamped leather, neatly recased.
The Miracles of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the Life of Hanna (Saint Anne), and the Magical Prayers of 'Aheta Mikael.
The Ethiopic Texts, edited with English translations, etc. London W. Griggs, Chromo-Lithographer to Her Majesty the Queen. 1900
First edition Folio, pp.lxv, 116, 111 colour plates. Lady Meux Manuscripts Nos.2-5. A very good copy in the original full leather binding, ornately blind stamped. Neatly recased, a little rubbed at edges of spine.
Oriental Customs: or an illustration of the Sacred Scriptures,
by an explanatory application of the customs and manners of the Eastern nations, and especially the Jews, therein alluded to. Together with observations on many difficult and obscure texts, collected from the most celebrated travellers, and the most eminent critics. London Printed by C. Whittingham 1802
First edition, pp.xvi, [8, subscriber list], 400, [xvi, index]. A very good copy bound in contemporary half calf, marbled boards. Foxing to a few pages.
De Statu Mortuorum et Resurgentium Liber.
Accesserunt Epistolae Duae circa libellum de Archaeologiis Philosophicis. [with] Ad virum clarissimum A.B. circa nuper editum de archaeologiis philosophicis libellum, authoris epistola secunda. London 1723
4to, pp.[iv], 327, , 58. Latin text. A very good copy bound in full morocco. Binders ticket no longer legible. Spine rather rubbed. Nineteenth century ink annotations on end-paper.
With autograph letter
Salaminia (Cyprus); the History, Treasures and Antiquities of Salamis in the Island of Cyprus.
With an Introduction by Samuel Birch. London Trubner & Co. 1882
First edition pp.xlviii, 329, coloured frontispiece, many illustrations on 20 plates, 326 text figures, 4 additional illustrations in the Appendix, map. A very good copy in the original red cloth, very minor soiling, and with a little edge rubbing. Inner hinges tender. Armorial bookplate of Hellier R.H. Gosselin on front endpaper, and with his inscription on the front free endpaper.
Journal of a Second Expedition into the Interior of Africa, from the Bight of Benin to Soccatoo.
To which is added, the Journal of Richard Lander from Kano to the Sea-Coast, partly by a more Eastern Route. London 1829
First edition 4to, pp.xxiii, [iv], 355, portrait frontis, 2 maps, 1 folding. A very good copy attractively rebound in full speckled calf, gilt tooling on spine. Minor spotting to frontis and title. Offsetting to map, map torn at folds. Without half-title.
A History of the Island of Madagascar,
comprising a political account of the island, the religion, manners and customs of its inhabitants, and its natural productions. With an appendix ... London: Burton and Smith 1822
First edition pp.xv, , 369, [3, errata leaf], large folding map. A very good copy bound in nineteenth century half morocco, marbled boards. Map badly folded and torn on fold (without loss).
The Life of John William Colenso, D.D. Bishop of Natal.
London: W. Ridgway 1888
First edition Two volumes, pp.xv, 708 - 1 pages advertisements; vi, 723, 3 photogravure portraits. Original blue cloth, with a little bruising to spine extremities and corners. Front and rear endpapers of volume one cracked at hinges, though joints are sound. Signet library bookplates. A very good set.
The Kingdom of Hawaii. Its volcanoes, and the history of its missions. Edinburgh and London William Blackwood and Sons 1883
First edition, tywo volumes, pp.vii, 297; vi, 279, 8 plates, 2 maps, 1 folding. A good/very good used set in lightly worn original pictorial cloth. Inner hinges tender. Library bookplate (disposed of by) on first paste down, but no internal library markings.
first complete dictionary and grammar of Tahitian
A Tahitian and English Dictionary,
with Introductory Remarks on the Polnesian Language, and a short Grammar of the Tahitian Dialect: with an Appendix containing a list of foreign words used in the Tahitian Bible, in Commerce, etc., with the sources from whence they have been derived. Tahiti London Missionary Society's Press 1851
First edition pp., vi, 40, 314, 7. A very good copy bound in late twentieth century quarter calf, with protective slipcase.
Taylor p.298; Du Rietz, Bib. Polynesiana 1016; O'Reilly & Reitman 5761