Madrid: Libraria General de Victoriano Suárez, 1930. First edition limited to 150 copies (this #107), 8vo, pp. ix, , , 95, ; introduction, followed by a facsimile of the original 1776 manuscript; later green cloth, gilt title direct on spine, uncut with speckled top edge, original paper covers bound in; near fine. An Ayer Linguistics duplicate, with bookplate on pastedown, and release stamp on inside of upper wrapper. Palau 12248.
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Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1953. Large 8vo, pp. , 290, full page map in text; green cloth library binding, gilt title on spine, speckled top edge, original paper wrappers bound in, a gift copy with "compliments of the author," written on the front wrapper; fine. An Ayer Linguistics duplicate, with bookplate and label on pastedowns and release stamp on free endpaper. Hanunó'o is spoken by the Mangyans of Mindoro Island, Philippines. Harold Conklin was the premier authority on their language, as well as a pioneer in integrating folk knowledge with ethnolinguistic study.
Madrid: en la imprenta de la administracion del Real Arbitrio de Beneficencia se hallará en la librería de Ranz calle de la Cruz, 1800-01. First edition, 2 volumes (of 6) in 1; small 4to, pp. xvi, 396; 480; 4 folding tables (2 in each volume); later three-quarter brown moroco over marbled boards, gilt-paneled spine in 6 compartments, gilt-lettered direct in 3, t.e.g.; a nice copy. This, an Ayer Linguistics duplicate with a Newberry release stamp on the verso of the second flyleaf. These first two volumes were all that was needed in the Ayer collection, covering, as they do the Lenguas y naciones americanas; and the Lenguas y naciones de las islas de los mares Pacifico é Indiano austral y oriental, y del continente del Asia. Volumes 3-6 covered the European languages only. Palau 114453; La Vinaza, Bibliografia Espanola de Lenguas Indigenas de America (1892), 397.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1905. First edition, 8vo, pp. 264; 1 folding facsimile title page and 6 folding tables, errata slip tipped in; original grey cloth, title printed in black direct on spine; near fine. An Ayer Linguistics duplicate, with an Ayer accession label on the rear pastedown, and a Newberry release stamp on verso of the first flyleaf.
Urbana, IL: University of Illinois, May, 1917. 8vo, 3 vols, in 1; pp. 408; original brown printed wrappers bound in contemporary brown cloth, gilt title direct on spine, t.e.g., near fine. An Ayer Linguistics duplicate an Ayer accession label on the back pastedown, an Ayer presentation bookplate on the front pastedown, and a Newberry release stamp on the verso of the first flyleaf. Issued as Volume III, nos. 2-4 of the University of Illinois Studies in Language and Literature, comprising "Texts and translation," "Grammatical analysis," and "List of formations and glossary."
Malabón [Philippines]: [Tip. Lit. del Asilo de Huérfanos de Malabón], 1895. 8vo, pp. xvi, 354, ; contemporary red morocco-backed marbled boards, gilt lettered spine; first gathering loosening, pages quite toned; all else very good. An Ayer Linguistics duplicate, with a Newberry release stamp on the verso of the first flyleaf. Edited by Cipriano Marcilla y Martin. One of about seventy Austronesian languages spoken in the Philippines. Tagalog, with something on the order of 10 million native speakers in southwest Luzon, serves as the national language. Other important languages include Ilocano and Bikol, also of Luzon, and Celubano Hiligaynon (Ilongo) of the central islands.
Manila: imprenta de Santos y Bernal, 1906. Small 8vo, pp. 14, ; text largely in double column; 1 wood-engraved illustration; later green cloth, gilt-lettered spine; text toned, else very good. An Ayer Linguistic duplicate with an Ayer accession label on rear pastedown and a gift bookplate, a Newberry release stamp on the verso of the binder's front free endpaper. Doctrines of the Catholic Church and the controversial Iglesia Filipina Independiente in parallel columns, pages 8-13. OCLC locates only the Newberry copy, of which this is a duplicate.
Manila: Bureau of Printing, 1941. First edition, 8vo, pp. 59, ; self wrappers; front wrapper unevenly toned; an Ayer Linguistics duplicate with a Newberry release stamp inside the front wrapper; no other markings. Text is in both Cebuano and English and was prepared for publication as the United States entered World War II.
S. Fernando, La Unión I.F. Imprenta Batallador, . 8vo, pp. 11, ; original printed wrappers bound in modern green cloth; text browned, else very good. Cockfighting rules and regulations in the Philippine language of Iloko (or Ilokano), an Austronesian language. The caption title reads: "Naarian á bilin ti 21 ti marzo ti 1861." OCLC locates only the Newberry copy of which this is a duplicate. Newberry release stamp on verso of front free endpaper.
Manila: Imprenta "Lawag" 1910. 16mo, 5.75" x 4"; pp. , [i-ii], iii-viii, , 6-30; 2 illustrations, original green printed wrappers; wrappers faded, with shallow chips at edges, spine partially perished, IFI stamp on first page. An Ayer Linguistics duplicate, with their release stamp on final page. The Iglesia Filipina Independiente, or Philippine Independent Church, is an Episcopal denomination that was founded in response to the poor treatment received by native Filipinos from Spanish priests. Only the Newberry copy in OCLC of which this is a duplicate.
Tokyo: Kinrindo, . Fukurotoji, 7" x 4.75", 21 leaves numbered to 22 (one leaf numbered both 2 & 3); original black wrappers, printed and manuscript labels on upper cover (the former mostly perished); wrappers a bit worn, string partially perished. Illustrated with two annotated facial diagrams and 8 portraits depicting various facial characteristics. Preface dated Tenpo 11 (1840). National Diet Library only in OCLC as of March 2021.
Hanoi: Imprimerie de l'Avenir du Tonkin, 1909. First edition, small 4to, pp. , iii, , 126; original pictorial front wrapper bound in; 32 plates from photographs; pages toning, else very good in later native full green calf, gilt lettering and decoration on spine. Three in OCLC: Bibliotheque nationale, Yale and Cornell.
London: printed by William Stansby for Henry Fetherstone, 1617. Folio, pp. , 1102, ; woodcut initials and ornaments; full contemporary calf with the small gilt monogram of "P.T." on both covers [i.e. Phillip Tyrwhitt (d. 1623), the first Baronet of Stainfield in the county of Lincoln], double blind rules on covers, edges stained red; top of spine cracked with some loss of the calf at the top of the front cover; a good, sound copy, unrestored. With the early ownership signature of "P. Tyrwhitt" on the title page and "Phillip Tirwhitt" on B1. First published in 1613 with a second edition appearing the following year; a fourth edition illustrated with maps by Hondius came out in 1626. Books eight and nine (pp. 893-1102) relate to America. Includes a catalogue of the authors and travelers, and names of the manuscripts, and other authors not yet printed. STC 20507; Sabin 66681.
Paris: Librairie Paul Paclot, n.d., [ca. 1900]. Oblong folio, pp. ; illustrated with 245 drawings by the author; original red cloth, gilt lettered on upper cover; rear hinge cracked, paper toned, small gouge in spine, extremities rubbed; a good copy. Descriptions with illustrations of Japan's customs, manners, religion, military, music, dance, theatre, artists, sports, etc. at the first part of the 20th century. Another issue of the book, presumably later, announces on the binding that the book was the winner of the Prix de la Societe de Geographie Marseille. OCLC locates 6 copies worldwide, but none in the U.S.
New York: E.P. Dutton, n.d., [ca. 1911]. First American edition (printed in the U.K. but here with Dutton title-pp.), 2 volumes, 8vo, pp. xv, , 363, ; xi, , 410, ; 2 gravure frontispieces, folding map, 21 plates; contemporary half brown morocco, gilt-lettered spines; some occasional foxing of the text, joints starting; very good. Singapore, North Borneo, Philippines, Brunei, Vietnam, Siam, etc.
London: printed by J.M. for John Starkey, 1680. First edition, folio, pp. , 89; 336, ; engraved frontispiece portrait of the author, 3 engraved portraits of Turkish emperors and another engraved plate of a Turkish pageant; full contemporary calf, recased and rebacked to match, gilt lettering direct on spine; clean tear in bottom margin of frontis, neatly closed on recto, but generally a good, sound copy, or better. In 1661 Rycaut "was sent to Turkey as secretary in the embassy of Heneage Finch, second earl of Winchilsea. He was attached to the Porte about six years, and during that period twice travelled to England" (DNB). "Rycaut, from his long residence and connection with the Embassy, was well qualified to delineate Levantine customs … [His] History is regarded as one of the best of its kind with respect to the religious and military state of Turkey" (Cox I, 210). "An extremely important and influential work, which provides the fullest account of Ottoman affairs during the 17th century" (Blackmer 1463). Wing R2406; Atabey R2406.
Cosmopoli: for the Kama Shastra Society of London and Benares, and for private circulation only, 1885. Third reprint, 8vo, pp. xvi, 144; tables & charts, inner hinge weak, lightly toned at edges, extremities worn and soiled with spine ends chipped and spine parchment split along rear joint and badly peeling, otherwise generally good in original full vellum, beveled edges, with gilt lettering on spine. An Indian sex manual written in the 15th or 16th century by Kalyana Malla, translated into English under the editorship of Sir Richard Burton. The manual's instruction was to promote love through sexual pleasure for both husband and wife, with emphasis on harmony and fulfillment to prevent the partners from separating. Penzer 172.
Calcutta: Baptist Mission Press, 1844. 8vo, pp. xiv, 404; text illustrations; original brown cloth, gilt-lettered spine; ex-Baptist Mission Society House Library with usual markings, front hinge starting to crack, spine head a bit chipped, horizontal crack across top quarter of spine between spine title words "Yates's" and "Nalodaya"; interior mostly fine. Text in Sanskrit and English. OCLC locates 2 copies in the United States, at Rochester and the Newberry.
Chicago: W.B. Conkey Co., . First edition, 8vo, pp. -402; 88 (of 90) plates (lacking, as usual - ?always? - the plate of The Winter Palace, at p. 54; and A Street in Tokyo, at p. 348); presentation copy from the son of the author, inscribed on the flyleaf; orig. gray cloth lettered in back, t.e.g.; some soiling, rear hinge cracked, else very good and partially unopened. "From articles that originally appeared in the Chicago Tribune, and reprinted by permission of the author." Includes much on China and Japan.