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Reizen doo...
Avril, P.
Reizen door verscheidene staten van Europa en Asia, als Turkyen, Persien, Armenien, het Zuider-Tartaryen, Muscovien, Poolen, beide de Pruissens en Moldavien, gedaan zedert den Jaare 1685. tot 1692. Behelzende veele naaukeurige aanmerkingen / zoo in de natuur-kunde / land en zee-beschrijvinge / als in de historien. Nevens de beschrijvinge van Groot-Tartaryen, en de volkeren die het zelve bewoonen. Door Phil. Avril, priester onder de Societeit van Jesus, en mathematicus van sijn aller-Christelijkste Majesteit. Met kooperen plaaten verciert. Uit het Frans overgebracht door H. v. Quellenburgh.
Uytrecht [Utrecht], Anthony Schouten, 1694. Near square 4to (19.8 x 15.3 cm). Engraved title page, letterpress title page with woodcut vignette, [x], 191, [vi] pp.; engraved plates. Later marbled wrappers, paper label with script title on the spine.
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Rare Dutch edition with a fine, new frontispiece
Basilewsky, S.
Ichthyographia Chinae borealis scripta a Doctore Medicinae Stephano Basilewsky.
Moscou, Université Imperiale, [1852]-1855. 4to (28.2 x 22.5 cm). Title page to the work, 45 pp. [numbered 218-263]; eighth finely engraved and hand-coloured plates, where appropriate heightened with silver. Later green cloth with the original green, printed front wrapper mounted.
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Fine illustrations of new Chinese fish
Group of p...
[Chinese Painting]
Group of people in landscape including children and domestic animals.
China, ca. 1880. Large painting on glass (85.0 x 54.0 cm) in contemporary Chinese wooden frame (91.7 x 60.7 cm).
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A very decorative and amuzing reverse painting from the Qing dynasty
Conway, W. M.
Ascensions et explorations a sept mille mètres dans l'Himalaya.
Paris, Hachette, 1898. 8vo (17.9 x 11.4 cm). Title page with pictorial vignette, v, 242 pp.; frontispiece and 47 illustrations, mostly after photographs, and a map. Later black cloth with gilt title on the spine. Original pictorial front wrapper bound in.
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The rare French translation of this work on mountaineering
Beiträge z...
Granö, J. G.
Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Eiszeit in der Nordwestlichen Mongolei und einigen ihrer südsibirischen Grenzgebirge. Geomorphologische Studien aus den Jahren 1905, 1906, 1907 und 1909.
Helsingfors, J. Simelii [for the Geographical Society of Finland], 1910. Large 8vo (24.9 x 16.5 cm). iv, 230 pp.; seven large, folded coloured maps, 19 photographic plates. Later quarter calf over pictorial boards.
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A rare publication with fine maps and photos of Mongolia
Original d...
[Hedin expedition] Lieberenz, P.
Original diaries, photographs, letters and notebooks.
[Tibet], mostly unpublished, 1927-1928. Diary in ‘Einjahrbuch’ (19.0 x 15.5 cm; 365 pp.; sold in Hamburg by Max Schlichtmann), with the author’s name and Berlin address, and a smaller agenda (14.3 x 9.2 cm), with a hand-written label ‘1928 / April - Mai / Ürumtschi - Berlin’; a set of business cards, mostly in Chinese, inserted. This includes, however, a business card of Sven Hedin ‘Correspondant de l’Institut de Sinologie de l’Université nationale de Pékin’ in both French and Chinese, and of several other people who aided the expedition; several letters, a map, and over 500 original photographs, as described below.
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With Hedin through Tibet - the unpublished eye witness account of his photographer
History of...
Hedin, S. and F. Bergman
History of the Expedition in Asia 1927-1935. Part II. Reports from the Scientific Expedition to the North Western Provinces of China Under the Leadership of Dr Sven Hedin. The Sino-Swedish Expedition, Publication 24.
Stockholm, Elander, 1943. 4to (28.3 x 22.7 cm). xv, 215 pp.; 60 photographic plates. Contemporary full beige cloth with gilt leather labels on spine. Original buff, printed wrappers bound in.
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An exceedingly fine, marvelously illustrated travelogue
Moslé, [A. G.]
Japanische Kunstwerke. Waffen / Schwertzieraden / Lacke / Gewebe / Bilder / Holzschnitte der Sammlung Moslé.
Leipzig, E. A. Seeman, 1914. In two portfolios. Loose sheets (40.0 x 30.0 cm). Four pp. text leaf with title and index; first portfolio with 102 plates (numbered I-CII); second portfolio with 102 plates (numbered CIII-CCIV). Portfolios size: 41.1 x 30.8 x 3.9 cm.
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A complete set in an unusually good condition
Dagbok öfv...
Osbeck, P.
Dagbok öfver en Ostindisk Resa, Åren 1750. 1751. 1752. Med anmärkringar uti Naturkunnigheten, främmande Folkslags Sprak, Seder, Hushallning, m.m.
Stockholm, L. L. Grefing, 1757. 8vo (11.8 x 19.6 cm). [vi], 376, [xvi] pp.; 12 engraved plates. Near contemporary full mottled calf. Spine with five raised bands, blind-tooled floral patterns and vellum label with title. Speckled edges.
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A very good copy of the rare first edition
4 Monate K...
[Pfanner, P.]
4 Monate Krieg [Four Months War] Shanghai 1937 [Original photos]
Shanghai, unpublished, 1937. Oblong folio (18.1 x 26.5 cm). 44 pp.; each with one to four original photos, for a total of 102 photos (ca 9.0 x 6.0 cm), mounted and tissue-guarded. In Chinese embroided cloth binding with Chinese characters.
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Unique photographic eyewitness account of the Chino-Japanese War in Shanghai
Reisen in...
[Przewalski] Von Prschewalskij, N.
Reisen in der Mongolei, im Gebiet der Tanguten und den Wüsten Nordtibets in den Jahren 1870 bis 1873.
Jena, Hermann Costenoble, 1877. Large 8vo (21.9 x 14.1 cm). xl, 538 pp.; one coloured lithographed folding map and ten engraved plates and several text engravings. Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards. Spine with red, gilt-bordered label, title in gilt.
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First expedition to Mongolia and Tibet - an unusually fine and clean copy
Qi Bashi h...
Qi Baishi [Qi, H.]
Qi Bashi huaji. [Collected paintings of Qi Bashi].
Beijjing, Rong Bao Zhai, 1952. Leporello (31.5 x 21.5 cm). Twenty-two printed watercolour drawings, one page with an image of the author and explanatory text. Pictorial multi-colour silken boards with clouds and dragons.
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...something between likeness and unlikeness...