[Tokyo]: Tsubochi Memorial Theatre Museum, Waseda University, . First edition, 8vo, pp. , iv, ,146; recent red cloth, gilt lettering direct on spine; original printed wrappers bound in; very good. Preliminary matter in both English and Japanese. The catalogue, in English throughout, contains only books in languages other than Japanese, and largely published in England and America.
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London: John Hatchard, 1815. 8vo, pp. xiv, , 636; engraved portrait frontispiece, plate of facsimile handwriting; mild foxing throughout; old red library rubberstamp on title, else a good, sound copy in original paper-covered boards, neatly rebacked with new paper label on spine. Jones (1746-1794), the great Oriental scholar and co-founder (with Charles Wilkins) of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, was the first to discover the relationship between the Sanskrit, Gothic, Greek and Latin languages. "His clear understanding of the basic principles of scientific linguistics provided the foundation on which Rask, Bopp, and Grimm built the imposing structure of comparative Indo-European studies" (PMM).
n.p. n.p. 7" x 4½", 20 leaves; 18 images, 12 in color; bound in the Japanese manner; original printed paper wrappers worn, 2" tear to one page, top layer of back cover stripped; housed in a new red cloth clamshell box. A shunga hon, or erotic picture book, with many scenes of sex and orgies. Its author, Koikawa Shouzan, was known for his erotic travel tales. Not found in OCLC.
Philadelphia: printed by Ann Cochran for Mathew Carey, 1811. 24mo, pp. iv, , -166; inserted stipple-engraved frontis portrait of the author by C. Tiebout; woodcut vignette on title-p., contemporary and probably original full calf, red morocco label on gilt-ruled spine; some rubbing, especially the joints; but good and sound. Sophie Cottin (1770-1807) was a French novelist who published five novels, the first two anonymously. She enjoyed a wide audience in both Paris and London, and died an untimely death at the age of 37. American Imprints 22628.
Olympia, WA & Home Base, PA: Welsh Hill Press & Forge, . Edition limited to "some" 225 copies (this, copy 112), 8vo, pp. , 16, ; map of Lake Baikal and 2 text illustrations; hand sewn into blue paper wrappers, front cover blind stamped; in a cloth-covered clamshell box, spine stamped in gilt. Fine. The Welsh Hill Press & Forge was a husband and wife operation. They printed this volume on a Vandercook SP-15 sitting in their living room.
London: John Murray, 1882. First edition, 8vo, pp. xviii, 304, 32 (ads); folding map, many illus. in text throughout; orig. salmon-colored cloth stamped in gilt and silver; presentation copy inscribed "Chas. Wickliffe Berkam, Esq. with the author's compts." The binding is a bit soiled and worn, but overall this is a good copy or better. Excepting his work for the British Museum, this is the famed ornithologist's second book, the sequel to his Siberia in Europe which was published in 1880. Arctic Bibliography 15674.
N.p., n.d. [privately printed], [ca. 1920s]. Oblong 8vo (approx. 6" x 9"), consisting of a title page printed in green and red, followed by a series of 25 color-printed photogravures of Siegfried's home (interior and exterior), elaborate gardens, dogs (pugs), etc., and used quite obviously as a Christmas greeting. Original glassine sheets over each of the gravures are all present and fine; bound in green cloth-covered boards, string-tied; some warping of the covers, but overall very good or better.
London: Scholartis Press, 1928. First edition, limited to 960 copies, small 4to, pp. xi, , 132, ; photographic frontispiece and 15 photographic plates by Percy Brown; original red cloth, t.e.g., erratum laid in; bookplate, corners bumped, spine a little sunned, very good. Travels through Phari, Teesta Valley, Chumolaori, Gob Sorg, etc.
New York: Minton, Balch & Co., 1926. Large 4to, pp. , 71, ; color plates, text illustrations throughout; original cream cloth-backed red boards, pictorial paper label showing bamboo in the moonlight affixed to upper cover, publisher's slipcase with pictorial paper label; slipcase with short splits and showing a bit at the edges, overall a very good, attractive copy.
London: Hurst and Blackett, Ltd., 1900. First edition, 8vo, pp. [iii]-xx, 507, ; portrait frontispiece, 59 illustrations, largely from photographs and largely full-page, and 3 color maps (2 folding); original green cloth stamped in black and gilt on upper cover, and in gilt on the spine; slight rubbing else near fine and bright. Czech, Asia, p. 165: "Both Pollok and Thom analyze the areas of big game hunting with a species-by-species description of their hunts culled from their notebooks and journals, as well as additional vignettes supplied by other sportsmen. In Lower Burma, Pollok relates hunts after tiger and panther, with chapters on hunting buffalo, rhinoceros, gaur, tsine, and various deer species. Thom, on the other hand, relates his shooting experiences in Upper Burma in the region between Mandalay and Rangoon after elephant, gaur, and tsine. He also provides a chapter on pig-sticking in Assam. The numerous photographs provide a rich visual texture."
London: printed for the author and sold by John White, 1801. 8vo, 1 volume only of a 7 volume set, but the only volume concerning Stonehenge; pp. , viii-xiv, 370, ; engraved folding frontispiece, 3 engraved folding plates; burgundy cloth, black leather label; boards faded and rubbed, closed tear to one plate. Includes "A dissertation on the Indian origin of the Druids; and on the striking affinity which the religious rites and ceremonies, anciently practised in the British Islands, bore to those of the Brahmins." And, "Dissertation on the commerce carried on the very remote ages by the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and Greeks, with the British Islands, for their ancient staple of tin; and on their extensive barter of that commodity for those of the Indian continent."
Tokyo: Society for Japanese Cultural Information, . First edition, 8vo, pp. 370, ; illustrated throughout in text; original limp green cloth bound with string, paper label on cover; bookplates, library label on spine, lower outer corner curled; very good. Depicts many interesting scenes from Occupied Japan. Written as a guide book for occupation personnel and their families.
Tokyo: Society for Japanese Cultural Information, . First edition, 8vo, pp. 370, ; illustrated throughout in text; original limp green cloth bound with string, paper label on cover; fine. Depicts many interesting scenes from Occupied Japan. Written as a guide book for occupation personnel and their families.
Madras: The Christian Vernacular Education Society, C. K. S. Press, Vepery, 1882. Square 16mo (approx. 15 x 10.5 cm), pp. 48; text in Tamil throughought; approx. 36 vignette wood engravings in the text; original blue printed wrappers; worn, some pages dog-eared, the third leaf torn and with neat tape repair; a good copy. Early ownership signature on the title page of 'Madie B. Howland.' This edition appears to be unrecorded. OCLC locates an 1880 edition, which appears to be at Oxford only.
London: printed by A. Godbid and J. Playford, for Moses Pitt at the Angel in S. Paul’s Churchyard, 1680. First edition in English (originally published in Paris in French the previous year); folio, 2 parts in 1; pp. , 14, , 15-46, , 47-87, ; 66, ; collating [a]² b-e² chi1, B⁴ C⁴(C3+[chi]1,2) D-F⁴ G⁴(G3+[chi]1,2) H-M⁴, ²B-I⁴, ²K²; preliminary and terminal advertising leaves, 8 engraved folding plates, engraved folding map of Japan (with inset map of Tunquin), woodcut initials and ornaments; "A relation of Japon," (caption title) begins new pagination with quire B; contemporary full calf, later red leather label on spine; very good. A sequel, of sorts, to Tavernier's more famous Les Six Voyages de J. B. Tavernier (2 vols., Paris, 1676), containing an account of Japan, "gathered from merchants and others, and one of Tongking, derived from the observations of his brother Daniel, who had shared his second voyage and settled at Batavia; and it also contains a violent attack on the agents of the Dutch East India Company, at whose hands Tavernier had suffered more than one wrong" (Wikipedia). Wing T250.